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, 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.
From a gameplay perspective, Rare Akuma's main forte is speed and power. Many of his moves carried over from the original Akuma are beefed up versions. Combined with his massive speed, Rare Akuma specializes in a rushdown style of gameplay, overwhelming his opponents with loads of Gou Hadokens and other attacks, and leaving no chance for any sort of opening.
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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