Even harder to find than Very Uncommon Akuma, this joke edit of everyone's favourite-street fighting demon is capable of defeating the opponent with ease due to his plethora of attacks, easy infinites and high damage output. There really is no escape from this cliché.
Being a joke character, Rare Akuma is debatably the most powerful Akuma character ever created, on par with characters like Shin Shaitan, Hyper Akuma or Mega Akuma, especially when computer-controlled, he can quickly defeat his opponents in less than 20 seconds. Rare Akuma creates dozens of skulls and smaller clones of himself in seconds to bash his foes. Notably, he sometimes goes to his foe and uses an automatic K.O., 999-hit Shun Goku Satsu. After that, he will either stomp his foe while being enlarged, cause his foe to explode via Segata Sanshiro's famous Judo Throw, or send his foe to an unknown world with a Statue of Liberty-like structure of himself, where his foe dies due to shock Planet of the Apes style. Rare Akuma can also stop time and teleport.
These aren't his only tools. He can also bring out a 'Katamari' of dead characters he previously fought. In the newest Rare Akuma, if the opponent is defeated with the Katamari, they are attached to the Katamari and Rare Akuma throws it to the sky. Rare Akuma also brings out a moon or the Death Star and hurricane kick on top to crush his enemies (parodying Dio Brando's Road Roller Da!). Rare Akuma is immune to projectile and magic attacks as of the latest version.
Rare Akuma is an extremely tough opponent to a human or a CPU player. He can easily resist most attacks, even being immune by F1 and F2. Some players gave out tips for defeating Rare Akuma, but these tips may vary by version. Rare Akuma is almost impossible to defeat with normal characters, characters with Super Armor fare a chance against him. One way to instantly K.O. Rare Akuma is with the use of a Reversal as Rare Akuma has no protection against them. Due to the massive popularity of this character, many other characters also posses special modes that trigger only when fighting Rare Akuma, such as S.P.O. Ryu. A much stronger version of Rare Akuma exists called Giji Rare Akuma, this edit is much harder to kill and has much higher defense then the original.
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