“Characteristic” move

What it is

More like “what it isn’t” – in 3D (Tekken-esque) games especially, there isn’t much of a difference between normal moves and special moves. These moves just happen to be ones that a character does, and is unique to them (or at least their school of fighting).

Further reading

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