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The games

  • Kage-maru's infamous diving headbutt. Jump in the air and hit a downed opponent? Awesome. Miss the opponent and go head-first into the ground? Absolutely priceless.
  • It takes effort to pull off, but in Virtua Fighter 3, it's possible to get struck by one of the subway trains in Sarah's stage. Easiest way is with Kage: Just as the round starts, immediately perform his standing back kick that turns him around (b,b+K) and run toward the edge of the ring. If you succeed, you'll run right into the train and have your entire life bar wiped out save for one single hit point.
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  • Due to the unique nature of the stages in Virtua Fighter 3, it's not uncommon to find people who win by Ring Out to jump out of the ring just to have it reflected on the victory screen (running off the edge of a building, into the water, etc.), as opposed to their victory pose.
  • One of the Easter Eggs in Virtua Fighter 3 has Pai performing Akira's victory pose.
  • Another Easter Egg in Virtua Fighter 3: By winning a perfect match with Kage and Jacky and inputting a code, their victory pose will be replaced with them doing a peace/victory sign as a metal pan falls on their head with no reaction to it.
  • Many of the special win poses in Final Showdown can be hilariously silly.
  • In one of the arcade intro for 5, it shows Lion sneaking up on Jeffry from behind and kicking him in the butt, knocking him down and making Jeffry throw a tantrum. The intro for a later arcade version has Lion attempting this on Wolf. It does not work out so well.
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  • The intro to arcade ver. C of 5 showcases all of the fighters posing and demonstrating their talents in turn. It's the usual fare for most characters, but then you get to Brad dancing, Aoi taking a not-so-graceful tumble, El Blaze leaping into the screen and shattering the glass, Kage-Maru attempting his usual diving headbutt only to crash-land...
  • Brad just stands by and watches as Aoi and Vanessa have what appears to be a Designated Girl Fight.
  • Taka-arashi's continue screen in Final Showdown. He'll actually plead and beg for the player to continue during the countdown.

The anime

  • When Jacky is stuck in jail, Akira and Pai have to think of a way to get money to bail him out. Akira says Pai will have to use her body, to be willing to get on her hands and knees and get dirty. Pai is naturally horrified, and then we cut to them working in construction, and Pai asks is this is really what Akira meant.
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  • Jacky and Pai are arguing with Akira over who they think kidnapped Sarah. Akira thinks for a moment before blurting out the name of their Team Pet flying squirrel Alexander in a serious tone.
  • In the English dub, when Jacky gets a hold of some nunchakus, he recites Akira's In the Name of the Moon speech but says it extremely quickly to sync with his lips.
  • The narrator's explanations of the combat moves can be pretty over the top.
  • Jacky attempts to be deep and contemplative, until Akira says something stupid and ruins his "moment."
  • During a preview for the next episode, Jacky and Pai are lamenting Akira's supposed death during their narration, but Akira keeps interrupting and tells them he's okay. They both tell him to shut up because they aren't supposed to know that yet.
  • When Akira later comes and breaks them out of jail, realizing he's still alive, Pai prepares herself to give Akira a huge glomp the moment he opens her cell door. Once it opens, she leaps at him with her arms open, calls his name, and lands on the floor. Akira's already over at Jacky's cell breaking him free, and wonders what Pai's doing. He gets an Armor-Piercing Slap for his obliviousness.
  • In Hong Kong, Jacky hijacks an unattended speedboat so Akira, Sarah, and him can get way from some thugs. The English dub added this great line:
    Yan: "I can't believe this! Who left the keys in that boat!? Oh never mind, just capture them!"

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