No one ever said Street Fighter was realistic. Usually, when Ken or Ryu performs one of their signature moves, the Shoryuken, their opponents get up and shrug it off. I mean, some of the time.
YouTube channel Vsauce3 wondered what would happen if one of Ken Masters’ extra brutal dragon punches.
The video’s fun, and the part where a robot fist decapitates a dummy’s head is pretty awesome. It does have a bit of Mythbusters syndrome, though – there’s a lot of questionable math, and the dummy is strapped down to enhance the decapitation effect, among other things.
Regardless, the result is pretty clear – Ryu told Ken, “you must defeat my dragon punch to have a chance.” If you ran into Ken’s dragon punch, you wouldn’t even be standing. Or alive.