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Introduction

Health: 9500 (Originally 12300)
Play-style: Well-rounded, Footsies
Dash type: Run
Specialty: Insulator
The attacks from his sword deal a lot more chip damage on block than his other special moves.

Story:

Once a normal high school boy, Hyde was attacked by the Void. However, thanks to the help of a mysterious young girl named Linne, he was able to barely escape death. Upon discovering that the attack had turned him into an In-Birth, a being that can utilize EXS, he is forced by Linne to fight alongside her against the threat of the Void.

Linne has since claimed respite in Hyde's house, much to the latter's chagrin. After fighting countless battles together as part of "special training", Hyde has become accustomed to his powers. He relies greatly on Danretsu no Menzaifu, the sword that Linne entrusted to him. During this time, he has also met the gargantuan brute Waldstein, who also happens to be Linne's comrade.

But when the phenomenon known as the Under Night suddenly appears, Linne and Waldstein mysteriously disappear, leaving only a message for Hyde to stay away.

But he will have none of that. Hyde vows to find Linne and Waldstein, and settle a score with the mysterious woman known as "Paradox"....

Gameplay:

Hyde is your basic run-of-the-mill shoto clone character (AKA a Jack-of-All-Trades/Stats). Having well-rounded normals and a balanced set of projectile, anti-air and expansion set specials, Hyde is a solid character for any situation. Hyde is also the only character who can inflict chip damage with his normals (albeit more than his special moves), a trait only shared by other fighting games' specific universal mechanics and usually only limited to special moves and beyond.

It is due to this unique trait his blockstring offense stands out from the rest of the cast, as well as having his own series of other type of special moves to solidify his position from being different from other "shoutous". Hyde overall focuses on playing a well-rounded offensive blockstring game with a solid penchant for zoning with his Black Orbiter and its followups, the Shadow Scare and the midair Dark Lotus).

However, despite his decent kit, Hyde's weaknesses are his lack of mixups to supplement his quick lows, as his only standing overhead is his fully charged Force Function; the ability to only chain/cancel from it with a Chain Shift hampers it even more along with its somewhat slow startup. The chip damage from his blockstrings however is the only thing that can make up for Hyde's inability to open up most intelligent defenses. That, and his need to rely on most fundamentals and the need to outplay other characters is what also prevents him from being better than he already is.

Move List

Normal Moves

Input Damage Guard Cancel
UNI A 180 Crouch/Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-5a Pokes the opponents feet with his sword. Despite its appearance, the move hits mid.

One of Hyde's main OTG tools and footsies.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
2UNI A 150 Crouch SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-2a Typical crouching kick with the leading leg. Meant for minor close-quarters poking. Can be rapid-fired.

Does not inflict chip damage due to it being a non-sword-based normal.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
UNI B 550 Crouch/stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-5b Swings down his sword via a two-handed chop.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
2UNI B 480 Crouch/Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-2b Cuts near the opponents feet with an inward reap. Good for footsies.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
Dash UNI B 550 Crouch/Stand SP/EX/CS
Hyde-db Rushing knee kick. Downs the opponent.

Due to being a non-sword-based normal, this deals no chip damage.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
UNI C (Hold to charge) 690 (780) Crouch/Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-5c Wide outward turning-pivot slash. Knocks down on air hit.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
2UNI C 620 Crouch SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-2c Classical turning back leg sweep. Hits low and is a primary knockdown for all sorts of combos.

Due to being a non-sword-based normal, this deals no chip damage.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
Dash UNI C 810 Crouch/Stand SP/EX/CS
Hyde-dc Single-spinning wide slash while braking from a dash. Quite an advantageous move for Hyde even on block. Opponent collapses via crumple to the ground on ground hit.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
j. UNI A 80, 75 Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-ja Obliquely downward poke with his sword. Does 2 hits. A standard air-to-ground poke and jump-in tool.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
j. UNI B 410 Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-jb Cuts straight downwards with a wide slash outward. Very good for jump-ins, but not as good for air-to-air or for cross-ups.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
j. UNI C (Hold to charge) 580 (750) Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-jc Hyde cuts obliquely downward with an outward slash with the leading hand. Slams opponent to the ground if charged.

Throw

Input Damage Guard Cancel
UNI A+UNI D 1300 - -
Hyde-throw Grabs the opponent and gives them a pushing punt. Can be continued if used near the edge of the screen, as it causes a wallstick effect.


Force Function

Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
UNI B+UNI C (Hold to charge) Strict Daze ストリクトデイズ 1250 (1450) (Crouch)/Stand SP*/(CS)
Hyde ff Hyde holds his sword back with both arms over his shoulder to gather energy, and does big leaning one-handed wide slash forward of darkness. It oddly has shorter reach than it might seem like. Chargeable. Causes wall bounce. Overhead if charged.

* Charged version is not special cancelable, but can be cancelled with Chain Shift only on hit.


Command Normals/Unique Arts

Input Damage Guard Cancel
3UNI B 540 Crouch SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-3b While crouching, turns back against the opponent and pokes them with his sword held in reverse grip. Hits low. Good move to pick up grounded opponents.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
6UNI B 400, 700 Crouch/Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-6b Hyde slices twice before him via an inward cut and a sudden outward one in a cross. The first hit has a small launch effect. Move is special cancelable on block, and both parts of the move are cancelable.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
3UNI C 780 Crouch/Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-3c Holds sword in reverse grip and flings upward from a crouching position. Cuts right above Hyde and acts as a launcher, but also works as a quasi-anti-air.
Input Damage Guard Cancel
j. 6UNI C 480 Stand SP/JC/EX/CS
Hyde-j6c Turns in the air via an outward wide slash, akin to his 5C. Wallbounce.


Special Moves/Sure-Killing Arts

Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
236 UNI A/UNI B/UNI EX Black Orbiter ブラックオービター 810/1122 (330*7) Crouch/Stand/Air CS
Hyde-blackorbiter Slashes inward via reverse grip to fire a spiraling ring of darkness. Standard projectile; nicely sized with decent recovery.
A-version flies forward the slowest.
B-version flies faster through the air.

EXS: Increases size, damage, and amount of hits. Sets up particularly vicious block-strings. Leaves an opponent free for another combo on hit.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
236 UNI A (during Black Orbiter) Dark Lotus ダークロータス 552 Crouch/Stand/Air CS
Hyde-darklotus(g) Orbiter's follow-up.

Holds his sword with both hands via a gesture to detonate a Black Orbiter. Sets up good block-strings. Launches opponent on hit with a few extra hits.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
236 UNI B (during Black Orbiter) Bend Sinister ベンドシニスター Crouch/Stand EX/CS
Hyde-bendsinister Orbiter's follow-up.

Jumps forward with a turning motion and lands a wide overhead crescent-shaped slash. Does not hit overhead, despite the appearance. Also unlike Dark Lotus, Black Orbiter will still continue its usual flight.

Often meant for physical/expansion-type approach during zoning with Orbiter, and is a great combo tool. Causes a hard knockdown on hit, allowing for OTG followups and also goes over low attacks.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
623 UNI A/UNI B/UNI EX Red-Clad Craver レッドクラッドクレイヴァー 1291/1763/1981 Crouch/Stand (EX)/CS
Hyde-redcladcraver Classic rising dragon-punch attack with Hyde doing a spiraling lift-slash rising into the air. B and EX versions have rising invincibility, but the A-version has no invincibility. Like with most reversals, Hyde can still be punished as he comes back down.

A-version is EX cancelable. B-version rises a bit higher and also does more hits. All versions launch the opponent on hit.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
214 UNI A/UNI B/UNI EX, 4 (UNI A/UNI B/UNI C) x2 Vacant Shift べイカントシフト ??, 600, 950 (Crouch)/Stand/Air CS
Hyde-vacantshift Traditional multiple input special.

After hitting with the first move hits, you can input 4 A, B or C for two additional moves. Hyde jumps forward swinging his sword in a reverse-grip spiral uppercut, a launching two-handed lift, then ends with his j.C animation which knocks down hard (First, Second, Third!).
A-version can be blocked low.
EX-version has no invincibility. It starts with a knee kick and continues to a long automatic combo of repeated First and Second VS' and finally slams the opponent down with a single Third VS.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
22 UNI A/UNI B/UNI EX Shadow Scare シャドウスケア 700, 400 / 1610(700*number of hits) Crouch/Stand/Air EX/CS
Hyde-shadowscare Leans back with sword in reverse grip and strikes sword to the ground with a dark flame rising from the ground. The stab is counted as a strike hit that must be blocked low, but the flame counts as a projectile.

A-version's flame appears right before Hyde.
B-version's flame comes from halfway the screen, but has a bit of startup.
EX-version summons a wave of flames.
Overall, this is one of Hyde's main zoning and footsie tools. Causes a small launch on hit.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
j. 236 UNI A/UNI B/UNI EX Dark Lotus: Midair ダークロータス: 空中 1269/1707 Crouch/Stand/Air CS
Hyde-darklotus(a) Similar to the ground Dark Lotus, only without the Black Orbiter beforehand. Detonates the Orbiter projectile from air while aiming straight downward to the ground.

Fairly safe on block, excellent for okizeme tactics and OTG pickups. Halts and alters Hyde's aerial momentum.

Can be TK'd near the opponent since the first portion where Hyde adjusts his sword has a hitbox, allowing for some blockstring pressure for a surprising amount of hits.
Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
41236 UNI EX Pale Bringer ペイルブリンガー 2045 Crouch/Stand CS if hits
Hyde-palebringer EX-only move which uses 100% meter. Hyde rushes towards the opponent with a sword drive, then raises them up with a huge Red-Clad Craver-like slash and then slam kicks them back to ground. Start-up has some invincibility. Kick forces the opponent down. Mainly used as a combo finisher.

Infinite Worth

Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
41236 UNI D Gyre Vortex ジャイルボルテクス 2433 Crouch/Stand -
Hyde-iw Hyde plunges his sword into the ground, creating a violent vortex of dark energy that hits the opponent multiple times and knocks them upwards.


Infinite Worth EXS

Input English Name Japanese Name Damage Guard Cancel
UNI A+UNI B+UNI C+UNI D Raging Roar レイジングロア 3550 - -
Hyde-iwe Animation - After firing a blast of energy, Hyde gathers up a wind of darkness which surrounds his blade, just as the opponent is in front of him. Afterwards, he then proceeds to unleash a fierce swing (his Strict Daze animation) which causes a violent storm of darkness to encircle the opponent, shredding them up. Hyde also pants to catch his breath just after the attack has finished.

Combos

Charged - []

run - 66(hold) or Dash step

~ - additional move

OTG - Off the ground (example: 214B delay~214B delay~214B)

FF - Force Function(B+C)

append if you wish - {}

TK - Tigee Knee (example: 2369A - you use j.236A on land)

Assault - 6D

BASIC COMBOS

  • 2A>5B>5C>236A~236A>delay 66C>623B
  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>5C>6B(1hit)>j.5B>j.5C>j.6C>run>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>2C>3C>j.B>j.C>j.236B>623C
  • 5B>5C>2C>3C>j.A>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>5C>3C>623A>623C

MIDSCREEN

2A Starter

  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>236A~236A>66>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>5C>6B(1)>j.A(2)>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>3C>j.A>j.B>j.C>6B(1)>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>5C>6B>j.A>j.B>j.6C>Dash>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>2B>5C>236A~236A>66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>2B>2C>5[C]>j.B>j.C>j.6C>run 66C>214B~214B~214B

5B Starter

  • 5B>5C>2C>3C>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>3C>5[C]>j.5[C]>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>2C>6B>j.5[C]>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>214A>214A>3C>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>2C>5[C]>j.B>j.C>j.6C>run 66C>236B~236A>66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>6B(1hit)>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>OTG 214A~214A~214A>3B>5C>j.C>j.6C>run>j.A>j.B>j.C>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3C>j.C>j.6C>run>j.A>j.B>j.C>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>j.B>j.C>j.2C>Dash C>Dash C>236A>236A>Dash C>214B>214B>214B
  • 5B>2B>5C>214A>Delay 214A>3C>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>236A>236A>Dash C>214B>214B>214B
  • 5B>5C>OTG 214A~214A>OTG 214A~214A>OTG 214A~214A~214A>j.236C>run>3C>623A>214C
  • 5B>5C>6B(1 hit)>OTG 214B~214B~214B>66B>FF>236A(Whiff)~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • Assault>2A (Whiff)>5B>5C>j.B>j.C>j.6C>j.236A>214B~214B~214B

6B Starter

  • 6B(1 hit)>j.5[C]>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>66B>FF>236A(Whiff)~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>delay j.5C>j.6C> run>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>623A {41236С or 214C or 623C}
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5[C]>214B~214B~214B {41236С}
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>j.5[C]>66C(Switch side)>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>j.5[C]>66C(Switch side)>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5C>214B~214B~214B

3B Starter

  • 3B>5C>OTG 214A~214A>3C>j.C>j.6C>run>j.A>j.B>j.C>5B>214B~214B~214B
  • 3B>5C>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>j.C>j.6C>run>5C>214B~214B~214B

5C Starter

  • 5C (Hit with the tip)>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>5[C]>214B~214B~214B
  • 5C (Hit with the tip)>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B>3B>236B~236B>236C>run>623A {214C or 623C}

3C Starter

  • 3C>5[C]>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C(Counter Hit)>2B>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C(Counter Hit)>2A(Whiff)>delay 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C(Counter Hit)>2A(Whiff)>delay 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>66B>FF>236A(Whiff)~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C(Counter Hit)>2A(Whiff)>delay 6B(1 hit)>5[C]>j.5[C]>66C(Switch side)>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B

66C Starter

  • 66C>3C>5[C]>j.5[C]>3B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>2C>5[C]>j.B>j.C>j.6C>run>j.A(2hit)>j.B>j.C>land 6B(2hit)>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>3C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3C>j.C>j.6C>j.A>j.B>j.C>5B>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>OTG 214A~214A~214A>3B>5C>j.C>j.6C>j.A>j.B>j.C>5B>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B(Reach the corner)>3C>B+C>3B>2C>236B~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>3B>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236A~236A>236C>run>623A>214C
  • 66C>FF>CS>run>66C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 66C>22A>CS>run>5B>2C>5[C]>j.B>j.C>j.6C>run>j.A(2hit)>j.B>j.C>land 6B(2hit)>214B~214B~214B

Force Function Starter

  • FF>236B>236A>236C>run>j.5[C]>3B>5C>214B~214B~214B

236A Starter

  • 236A~236A>delay 66C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5C>214B~214B~214B

214A Starter

  • OTG 214A~214A~214A>3B>5C>(j.C>j.6C)>j.A>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>3C>214B>214B>214B

j.236A Starter

  • j.236A>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5[C]>214B~214B~214B
  • j.236A>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>236B~236B>236C>623A>214C

236С Starter

  • 236С>(run)>j.[C]>3B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 236С>(run)>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>5C>214B~214B~214B

CORNER

2A Starter

  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>FF>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>FF>236A~236A>delay 66C>623A>236C>623A>214C or 623C or 41236C
  • 2A>5B>5C>2C>FF>236A~236A>run>3B>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>2C>5[C]>FF>236A~236A>3B>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • 2A>2B>2C>5[C]>FF>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B

5B/2B Starter

  • 5B>5C>OTG 214A~214A~214A>3C>FF>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>236A~236A>delay 66C>FF>OTG 214A~214A~214A>2A>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>6B(1)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 5B>5C>OTG 214A~214A>2B>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>623A {236C>623A>214C or 623C or 41236C}

6B Starter

  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>236A~236A>run>3B>2C>3C>623B
  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>236A~236A>run>3B>2C>5C>3C>623A>214C
  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>623A {236C>623A>214C or 623C or 41236C}
  • 6B(2hit)>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>623A {236C>623A>214C or 623C or 41236C}
  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2C>236B~236A>run 3B>2C>3C>623A>236C>623A>623C or 214C
  • 6B(1hit)>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>j.A(2hit)>j.B>j.C>land 3B>2C>236B~236A>5C(Hit with the tip)>623A> 214C or 623C

3B Starter

  • 3B>5C>OTG 214A~214A~214A>3C>B+C>3B>2C>236B>5C>623A

2C Starter

  • 2C>5B>5[C]>FF>214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>623A

3C Starter

  • 3C>5C>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>236A~236A>3B>2C>6B>214B~214B~214B
  • 3C>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>236A~236A>3B>2C>5C>3C>623A>214C
  • 3C>5[C]>FF>OTG 214B~214B~214B>5B>j.B>j.C>j.A>3B>2C>236A~236A>run>623A>214C

Force Function(B+C) Starter

  • FF>OTG 214A~214A~214A>3B>3C>j.B>j.C>3B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B
  • FF>OTG 214A~214A>2B>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • FF>OTG 214A~214A>2B>OTG 214B~214B~214B>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>623A {236C>623A>214C or 623C or 41236C}

Throw(A+D) Starter

  • Throw>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • Throw>5C>FF>3B>2C>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B
  • Throw>5B>5[C]>FF>214B~214B~214B
  • Throw>OTG 214A~214A~214A>2A>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • Throw>236A~236A>run>2C>5[C]>3C>214B~214B~214B
  • Throw>3B>2C>236A~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B

"Vacant Shift"(214A) Starter

  • OTG 214A~214A~214A>5B>5[C]>FF>3B>2C>236A~236A>3B>2C>5C>214B~214B~214B

"Dark Lotus" (j.214A/B/C) Starter

  • TK.236A/B/C or j.236A/B/C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>2B>FF>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B

CONTER or GRD Break

(Opponent Crouching) near courner

  • Assault j.B/C/6C>land 2A>5B>2C>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>land 66B>FF>236B~236A> delay 66C> 214B~214B~214B

(Opponent Crouching) courner

  • Assault j.B/C/6C>land 2A>5B>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>land 2B>FF>236A~236A>5C>214B~214B~214B

(Opponent Crouching) midscreen

  • Assault j.B/C/6C>land 2A>5B>2C>5[C]>j.B.j.C>j.6C>run>j.A(2hit)>j.B>j.C>land 6B(2hit)>214B~214B~214B
  • Assault j.B/C/6C>2C>5B>2C>OTG 214B~214B~214B>land 3C>delay j.5C>j.6C>run>j.A(2hit)>j.B>j.C>land 6B(2hit)>214B~214B~214B
  • Assault j.B/C/6C>2C>5B>2C>5[C]>OTG 214B~214B~214B>land 2C>236B~236A>delay 66C>214B~214B~214B

If opponent not Crouching, you can use SIDE SWITCH:

  • 2A>2A>5C>j.B>j.C>j.6C>(SIDE SWITCH)66C>236A~236A>delay 66C>623B
  • 5B>5C>j.B>j.C>j.6C>(SIDE SWITCH)66C>OTG 214B~Any suitable route...
  • 5B>5C>j.B>j.C>j.6C>(SIDE SWITCH)66C>(SIDE SWITCH)66C>Any suitable route...
  • 5B>5C>j.B>j.C>j.6C>(SIDE SWITCH)66C>2C>5[C]>Any suitable route...

Neutral

Hyde’s neutral game depends heavily on the matchup. In some matches Hyde benefits from zoning, in others he will need to get past the opponent’s zoning. Sometimes it will be a combination of both. This section explains his neutral game in general.

Approaching

1. A Black Orbiter(236A) recovers quickly and allows you to run after it safely in certain situations. If the opponent jumps to avoid it, you can anti-air them with a properly spaced 3C.
2. Assault j.6C is the main assault attack used for approaching. It has the furthest horizontal range and good hitstun, so it can be used as a quick approach to catch the opponent off guard or whiff punish attacks. If it catches an airborne opponent, it will wallbounce and allow a combo.
3. 66C is Hyde’s longest range normal, but is relatively slow. It’s negative on block, so cancelling to either Orb or B+C upon connecting makes it safer.
4. 6B and 2B are Hyde’s main long range pokes, 6B being faster, but much easier to whiff punish. From a dash, to perform 6B instead of getting the 66B knee attack, input it as 6646B.
5. Throwing out an EXS Black Orbiter(236C) and running after is usually a safe way of covering distance and starting pressure.

Punishing Approaches

1. Both Black Orbiter(236A/B) versions are good for punishing approaches. 236B is faster but has more recovery, so it is more risky to throw out than 236A when opponents are in range to assault or jump over to punish it. Opponents assaulting or jumping over 236A can often be anti-aired with 623B. Using Orbs to encourage opponents to jump, then hitting them out of the air is a common tactic for punishing approaches.
2. Shadow Scare(22A/B) is another strong zoning tool. Both versions are good for catching the opponent moving or attacking at their respective ranges. The A version comes out in 11 frames and appears closer, while the B version has longer startup and reaches almost full screen.
3. Assault attacks can be used to hop over and punish opponents approaching with lower hitting attacks.
4. 6B and 2B are good pokes here as well and can be used once the opponent comes within their max range. More so 6B, since it is faster.
5. 623B is Hyde’s primary anti-air since it is fully invulnerable. It will punish even very low jump-ins due to its fast startup.
6. 3C is usable as anti-air as well, but is most effective when opponents are coming in from a high arc, since it will often get stuffed by lower jump-in attacks.

Offense

Hyde's offense revolves around proper use of frame traps, assault, throws, and punishing throw tech attempts. His only ground overhead is charged B+C which is extremely slow, and his assault attacks don't hit especially fast, so getting through an opponent's defenses will take a strong understanding of these pressure tools and ability to read opponents effectively. EXS Black Orbiter (236C) and Chain Shift are great ways to start or prolong pressure.

Frame Traps and Blockstrings

1. Hyde's sword normals will do chip damage on block, so working more of them into a blockstring can help whittle away at the opponent's life.
2. 2A is a common pressure starter. It hits low and can be easily hit confirmed into itself to combo or continue with a blockstring. It is only slightly negative on block, so tick throws and anti-throws can be mixed in with stagger pressure. 2A is also the primary reverse beat option to end strings that hadn't already used it to leave yourself at better frame advantage.
3. 5[C] is useful in pressure, it leaves Hyde at slight advantage on block, and more so if cancelled to a 2A whiff.
4. 6B is the best normal for starting pressure when outside 2A range. Cancel the first hit to 5[C] to combo on hit or continue pressure on block.
5. Black Orbiter (236A/B)->Dark Lotus (236A) is a relatively safe way to end blockstrings once all other attempts to open the opponent's defenses have failed. It leaves Hyde a good distance away and close to neutral. You can choose to make the Orb airtight or create small gaps after reverse beating to A or B normals, such as 5A or 3B. Following blocked Dark Lotus, Shadow Scare(22A) is a good option since you will be at the ideal distance for it.
6. Vacant Shift(214A/B) can be used as a pressure restarter from blockstrings. Delaying the first 4A/B following a blocked 214A/B leaves Hyde close and at slight frame advantage if delayed the maximum amount. There is a gap between hits, so opponents attempting to punish the first hit with something not invulnerable can be caught by the second. Done from closer range, Hyde will fall behind for the followup, so it can be used for repositioning as well.

Assault

1. Assault on offense can be used for quick overhead attacks, hopping over counter pokes, and avoiding throws.
2. Assault j.A is the fastest overhead hit, but cannot be followed up with combos if done early out of assault, outside using CS.
3. Assault j.B is most common overhead out of assault. Slightly slower than j.A, but provides more hitstun and damage from combos.
4. Assault j.C is slowest but can be charged to create mixups by releasing the charge as an overhead, and land cancelling the charge to a 2A or throw.
5. Assault air Dark Lotus (j.236A/B) is significantly plus on block, and can catch opponents trying to throw upon noticing a delay following your assault.

Throws and Throw Tech Punishes

1. Throws can be used at any time in pressure that you've conditioned the opponent to block. 2A is a common tick throw due to it's quick recovery.
2. By making it look as if a throw is incoming, resulting in the opponent inputting a throw tech, Hyde has various ways to punish. The main method is air Dark Lotus (tk.236A/B), it puts Hyde airborne immediately and punishes a throw whiff into a damaging combo. If the opponent blocked, Hyde is at significant frame advantage. However, this loses to many tech option-selects such as 3A+C+D which results in a character's anti-air to come out if they did not get grabbed.
3. To punish 3A+C+D or similar option-selects, you can backdash at the time they input the throw tech option-select and whiff punish their attack with 6B.

EXS Black Orbiter (236C)

1. 236C can be cancelled into at any time during blockstrings to restart pressure. A common time to cancel into it is after 236B Orb followup, it will allow a combo on hit and pressure on block. It can also be used after 22A in a similar fashion.
2. Following a blocked 236C, you can safely run into 2A range and begin usual pressure, including assault tactics.

Chain Shift

1. A common use for Chain Shift is following Orb > 236B add on. The add on leaves you close to the opponent, and following the CS you can pressure on block or combo on hit.
2. CS on the final hit of Vacant Shift(214A/B) A or B version can lead to a high-low mixup. CS close to ground upon connecting, then j.A for high, land 2A for low. There is no gap for the j.A on normal block, but there is for the land 2A.
3. Black Orbiter cannot be CS on block, but can on it. This makes for a useful option-select when using Orb frame traps. Input is 236A/B~A+D~236A+D. On block, Dark Lotus will come out leaving you safe. On hit, the Orb will CS and you can combo. The main benefits of this OS are shown in corner since it is easy to maximize damage from meter gained from GRD after the CS. It can also be input as 236A/B~5D~236A+D. 236A/B~236A+D will work when the Orb connects very close since time between 5D inputs is short.

Resets and Gimmicks

1. A stand hit 2A converted to a jump cancel combo that involves j.C can setup a reset. Example: 2A > 5B > 5C > j.A(2) > j.B > j.C... charge the j.C then throw upon landing. Primarily useful near corner if the 2A combo would not kill, and the reset throw combo will.
2. 214B->delay 4B on tall, standing, blocking opponents can be cancelled to EXS Dark Lotus(j.236C) for a fake crossup. Opponents switching their block direction as Hyde passes back over will be hit by j.236C. This can work when Hyde passes over the opponent with the delayed 4B.

Okizeme

Midscreen

66C done from very close can pass through many wake-up reversals.

Corner

1. Corner 2C knockdown gives Hyde his strongest oki.
2. Jump cancelable 2C can lead to safejumps. Every reversal in the game can be safejumped, except Eltnum 623C. j.A is easiest to time and must be used for very fast reversals. The opponent can delay tech to avoid it, but they will be disadvantage upon teching. A delay tech will be caught by OTG 2A following the 2C as long as the preceding combo didn't have too many floor splats and wall bounces. The OTG 2A should be input as 2A~623A so that 623A combos on hit and doesn't come out on whiff if they teched. Hyde is at advantage if they tech through the 2A as well. The safejump can be coupled with empty jump lows, throws, and anti-throws.
3. Air Dark Lotus(j.236B) placed at about medium jump height following 2C knockdown can be safe to certain wake-up reversals and punish them. Reversals that move forward significantly will not hit Hyde as he floats forward in corner, and the j.236B often punishes them.

Defense

Hyde has many options for dealing with an opponent's offensive. Escaping it to return to neutral or begin your own offensive will take proper use of shielding, an understanding of the attacker's options, and strong assessment of risk reward with his invulnerable attacks.

Shielding

Shielding can create gaps in strings to more easily escape or punish them. Gaps in pressure can be punished by one of Hyde’s many invulnerable attacks, namely Pale Bringer(41236C) which leads to high damage combos with Chain Shift.

Punishing Throws

If you smell a throw coming, you can punish them in similar ways as on offense. Tiger knee Dark Lotus(j.236A/B), assault/jump attacks, or invulnerable attacks are options. Vacant Shift(214A) is another option since it makes Hyde airborne very early in the startup. If you opt to attempt to tech the throw instead, you have various options for that as well.

Throw Tech Option-Selects

1. 3A+C+D will tech if thrown and perform 3C otherwise. Useful on opponents baiting throw techs with assault or other airborne methods. Loses to delayed throws, attacks which counter it's startup, or opponent causing it to whiff then punishing.
2. 623A+B+D will tech if thrown and perform 623B otherwise. A more risky version of 3A+C+D, but only loses to the opponent blocking or avoiding 623B and punishing.

Pale Bringer (41236C)

Pale Bringer has long horizontal range and is fully invulnerable. If Chain Shifted it leads to high damage combos. It should only be done on reaction to gaps or attacks since it is highly punishable on block. A common situation where Pale Bringer can be useful is when opponents throw fireballs from a distance during pressure.

Notable Players

Trivia

  • Hyde's moves are in a popular alternate character reading, where the kanji used have rather different English readings from their actual translations. The kanji's actual translations as seen below.
    • [Strict Daze] Vestige of Cruelty (峭刻ノ残滓, Shoukoku no Zansai)
    • [Black Orbiter] Wicked Vortex of the Torus (円環ノ凶渦, Enkan no Kyouka)
    • [Dark Lotus] Black Lotus Blooming in the Abyss (深淵ニ咲ク黒蓮, Shin'en ni Saku Kokuren)
    • [Bend Sinister] Distorted Aperture (歪曲サレシ空隙, Waikyoku sareshi Kuugeki)
    • [Red-Clad Craver] Crimson-Clad Wing of Darkness (紅纏イシ闇ノ翼, Koumatoishi Yami no Tsubasa)
    • [Vacant Shift] Fault Dividing the Empty Air (虚空ヲ分ツ断層, Kokuu wo Wakatsu Dansou)
      • [First] First Layer (一層, Issou)
      • [Second] Second Layer (二層, Nisou)
      • [Third] Third Layer (三層, Sansou)
    • [Shadow Scare] Earth-Drilling Shadow (地ヲ穿ツ影, Chi wo Ugatsu Kage)
    • [Pale Bringer] Wedge of Sick Crimson Calling the Calamity (禍招セシ猩紅ノ楔, Kashouseshi Shoukou no Setsu)
    • [Gyre Vortex] Spiral Cage Alluring to the Demise (終焉ヘ誘ウ螺旋ノ檻, Shuu'en e Sasou Rasen no Ori)
    • [Raging Roar] Savage God's Roaring Howl Shredding the Heaven & Earth (天地斬リ裂ク荒神ノ咆哮, Tenchi Kirisaku Koujin no Houkou)

Colors

1. Black Eclipse 2. Twinkle Light 3. Darkness Tempest 4. Light Forest 5. Nightmare
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6. Red Pearl 7. Desert Wolf 8. Sea Water 9. Moonlight 10. Justice Rose
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11. Blau Blitz 12. Sunlight Red 13. Vortex Galaxy 14. Cremisi Grotta 15. Holiness Star
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16. Rosa Descendiente 17. Juillet Averse 18. Soul Lover 19. Caldo Trrente 20. Viridis Regulus
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21. Shinku 22. Blance Diable 23. Ocean Arctique 24. Citrus Flesh 25. Guilty Thorn
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26. Schon Gift 27. Nutty Pastel 28. Clear Gale 29. Santana 30. Dark Master
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