The Shoryuken (昇龍拳, Shouryuken, "Rising Dragon Fist") is a physical special attack in the Street Fighter series used by Ryu, Ken, and other Street Fighter characters trained under the same style. The move is a jumping uppercut in which the user spins and rockets upwards with some horizontal movement as well, knocking the opponent to the ground with much damage. This move is an excellent anti-air move, as it usually hits nearly all aerial assaults, and in the hands of good players, this move is extremely deadly.
The Shoryuken is considered the series' most famous attack alongside the Hadoken, and has received a large amount of parodies and references in media. The move has also been the subject of a very famous rumor and hoax revolving around Ryu's mistranslated quote, "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance". Sheng Long would later become one of the most well known legends in video game history.