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"Fool your enemy by pretending you've been hit. Use that chance to counterattack."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse in-game description

Fake Death (しんだふり Shindafuri) is a deceptive counterattack used by Yamcha in Dragon Ball Xenoverse.


The user collapses to the ground in a pose identical to the death pose Yamcha took after he was killed by the Saibaman Bomb, to deceive the opponent that they have been knocked out or killed. If the opponent is close enough the user can then launch a counterattack where the push themself off the ground with their hands to launch a surprise kick attack with both feet.

Shosa uses this technique - his specialty - to fool Android 18 into thinking he was dead in order to sneak attack her.

Appearances in games

"Causes the character to fall to the ground and become invulnerable. Getting up again counts as an attack. This technique is useful for avoiding opponent melee attacks and setting up a counterattack."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 tutorial description

Fake Death was named and first appeared in Dragon Ball Xenoverse as one of Yamcha's Super Skills. In the game, when performing the technique the user is surrounded by a green ring of energy that appears as an visual effect to make the user appear as if they have been KO'd (in Xenoverse KO'd characters have a similar ring around them as a visual indicator they are in the Knocked Out state). It can also be learned by the Future Warrior during Yamcha's training as the Warrior's Master as part of the GT Pack 1 DLC. The technique's death pose also appears as one of the Future Warrior's Emote Actions under Emotes Option 26: "Play dead".[1]

Fake Death returns in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as one of Yamcha's Super Skills which the Future Warrior can learn by completing Student Quest: Yamcha's Initiation Test.


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