Fighting Game Word Of The Day 03
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A more powerful version of a special move, enhanced by spending some super meter. These moves have better properties than the base version of the special move, which may include more invincibility, more damage, or faster startup. The character often glows a different color, like yellow, while performing an EX move, just to make it extra clear what's happening.
While the term originated in Vampire Savior, and was made popular by the Street Fighter games, it's now a common staple of the genre, even if the game gives it a different name, like Mortal Kombat's Meter Burn. The letters 'E' and 'X' are pronounced separately.
EX必殺技 (ex hissatsu waza) — Lit. EX killing technique