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Stan Hansen by Bill Wood

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 04/06/02

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FIRE PROWRESTLING D CHARACTER GUIDE: STAN HANSEN
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Version 1.1
by Bill Wood (billwood661@attbi.com)
Last modified: 4/6/02

Fire ProWrestling D (c) 2001 Spike/VAiLL

NOTE: This guide views and prints best with a monospace typeface.

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==VERSION HISTORY==
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1.1 - Minor corrections.
1.0 - Initial release of the guide.

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==TABLE OF CONTENTS==
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SECTION 1: HISTORY OF STAN HANSEN
SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS
SECTION 3: MOVELIST
SECTION 4: STRATEGY
SECTION 5: CLOSING

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==SECTION 1: HISTORY OF STAN HANSEN==
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When Stan "The Lariat" Hansen was born in Texas in 1942, the United
States was involved in the Second World War with Japan and the Axis
powers. So perhaps it's ironic that Hansen would eventually find fame
and fortune in the Land of the Rising Sun, becoming one of that
country's most respected wrestlers.

Hansen, along with Bruiser Brody and others, gained infamy in Japan
for their roles as heel gaijin (evil foreigners). Hansen would strut
to the ring with his American cowboy hat and lasso, taunting the
audience and humiliating his opponents. Hansen was usually squared off
against Japanese "babyface" wrestlers, and the fans loved every minute
of it.

Aside from feuding with Japanese legends such as Giant Baba, Jumbo
Tsuruta and Mitsuharu Misawa, Hansen was also involved in feuds with
Americans such as Hulk Hogan and Terry Funk.

Hansen was a notoriously stiff worker, especially with his lariats,
which apparently packed enough power to remove an eyeball from the
socket of the equally stiff Vader!

Stan Hansen was inducted into the Puroresu Hall of Fame in 1997 and
retired from the ring in 2001.

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==SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS==
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SKILL
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Real Name....................Stan Hansen
FPD Name......................Star Bison
Promotion.......All Japan Pro Wrestling*
FPD Promotion................Olive Japan
Size...............................Large
Class..............................Heavy
Height............................195 cm
Weight............................140 kg
Country..........................America
Birthdate...................10.12.1949**
Stance.............................Power
Offensive Skill....................Power
Return Skill.......................Power
Critical Type...................Finisher
Special Skill...........One-Hit Finisher
Recovery..........................Medium
Recovery (when bleeding)..........Medium
Respiratory.......................Medium
Respiratory (when bleeding).......Medium
Awareness.........................Medium
Awareness (when bleeding).........Strong
Neck Strength.......................High
Arm Strength........................High
Waist Strength....................Medium
Foot Strength.......................High
Movement Speed...............Medium Slow
Ascend Speed.................Medium Slow
Ascend Skill..................Can Ascend

* = You may choose to put Hansen in the "Legends" group since he has
retired from wrestling and now works with All Japan behind the scenes.

** = According to the various internet bios I've read, this is not
Hansen's real birthdate (see "History").

PARAMETER - OFFENSE     PARAMETER - DEFENSE
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Punch.............7     Punch.............9
Kick..............5     Kick..............8
Suplex............5     Suplex............5
Submission........2     Submission........4
Stretch...........5     Stretch...........7
Power.............9     Flying............7
Instant-P.........8     Crush.............7
Arm Power........10     Vs Lariat.........8
Technical.........2     Technical.........5
Rough.............8     Rough.............8
Ground............7     Ground............7

TOTAL SKILL POINTS (on a scale from 0-300): 188

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==SECTION 3: MOVELIST==
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NOTE: This movelist is my direct translation of the Japanese Fire Pro
D Player's Guide, there may be some minor errors. If I was unable to
translate, I looked up the move in Edit Mode.

Specialty moves are marked with [S]. Finisher is marked with [F].

STRIKES
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Standing (X).....................................Punch
Standing (A)................................Chest Slap
Standing (B) + d-pad..............................Kick
Standing (B)...........................FOOTBALL TACKLE [S]
Standing (X) + (A)............................Dropkick
Running (X)..................Flying Body Scissors Drop
Running (A).............................WESTERN LARIAT [F]
Running Counter (X).....................Backhand Elbow
Running Counter (A)......................Overhead Toss
Running to corner...........................Back Elbow

GRAPPLES
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Grapple (X)...............................Face Scratch
Grapple (X) + Up..................High Angle Body Slam
Grapple (X) + Left/Right......................Hip Butt
Grapple (X) + Down.........................Hammer Blow
Grapple (A)...................................Headbutt
Grapple (A) + Up................High Speed Brainbuster
Grapple (A) + Left/Right...........................DDT
Grapple (A) + Down..........................Piledriver
Grapple (B)..............Machine Gun Stomach Knee Lift
Grapple (B) + Up...............Back Flip (Samoan Drop)
Grapple (B) + Left/Right..............HEAD HOLD LARIAT [S]
Grapple (B) + Down......................POWERBOMB WHIP [S]
Grapple (X) + (A)............................Powerbomb
Back Grapple (X)..........................Sledgehammer
Back Grapple (A)..........................Knee Crusher
Back Grapple (B)....................Goumon Cobra Twist
Back Grapple (B) + Up/Down.................Atomic Drop
Back Grapple (B) + Left/Right.........Leglift Backdrop
Back Grapple (X) + (A)...............BACK BRAIN LARIAT [S]
Back Grapple Counter (X)....................Elbow Butt
Back Grapple Counter (A).........Dashing Elbow Strikes

OPPONENT DOWN MOVES
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Opponent Face Up at Head (A)..............Sleeper Hold
Opponent Face Up at Head (B)..........Soccer Ball Kick
Opponent Face Up at Feet (A).......................Pin
Opponent Face Up at Feet (B)..................Stomping
Opponent Face Down at Head (A).......Roll over and pin
Opponent Face Down at Head (B)...............Knee Drop
Opponent Face Down at Feet (A).............Boston Crab
Opponent Face Down at Feet (B)................Stomping
Running at Downed Opponent (B)..............Elbow Drop

MOUNT MOVES
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Mount Position (X)......................Mount Headbutt
Mount Position (A).................Mount Knuckle Arrow
Mount Position (B).........................Boston Crab
Mount Position Counter...........................Eject
Front Facelock Attack (X)..........Striking Knee Lifts
Front Facelock Attack (A)..............Front Neck Lock
Front Facelock Attack (B)...............Powerbomb Whip
Front Facelock Attack Counter...........Watermill Drop
Back Mount Position (X)............Back Mount Headbutt
Back Mount Position (A).......Back Mount Knuckle Arrow
Back Mount Position (B)..............Reverse Powerbomb
Back Mount Position Counter.................Back Press

POST AND APRON MOVES
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Post (X).............................Diving Elbow Drop
Post (A).................Super Heavy Diving Body Press
Post (B)..................................Sledgehammer
Post (X) + (A)............................Sledgehammer
Run-Up Post vs Standing (X).......................none
Run-Up Post vs Downed (A).........................none
Corner Grapple (B) + Up.......2nd Rope Av. Brainbuster
Corner Grapple (B) + Left/Right........Corner Shoulder
Corner Grapple (B) + Down..............Guillotine Whip
Front Avalanche Counter.......................Headbutt
Back Avalanche Counter..................Backhand Elbow
Apron Grapple from inside.....Stranglehold Hammer Blow
Apron Grapple from outside....................Headbutt
Running to out of bounds..........................none
Slingshot to outside......................Sledgehammer
Slingshot to inside...............................none

DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TEAM MOVES
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Two Platon Front Grapple.................W.Brainbuster
Two Platon Back Grapple....................W. Backdrop
Two Platon Corner..................Highjack Piledriver
Three Platon Front Grapple.............Triple Beatdown
Three Platon Back Grapple..............Triple Beatdown
Three Platon Corner....................Triple Beatdown

PERFORMANCE
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Analog Stick Left......"Texas Longhorn" pose (w/yell)*
Analog Stick Right.......raises arm, adjusts elbow pad
Analog Stick Up..........makes fists, sticks out chest
Analog Stick Down................"Texas Longhorn" pose

* = Use this taunt. Use it a lot!

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==SECTION 4: STRATEGY==
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GENERAL STRATEGY
In Fire Pro D, as in the world of puroresu, Stan Hansen is power
personified. His strikes and grapples will systematically break just
about any opponent, and the Western Lariat can prematurely end many
matches. As Hansen, you should fear no opponent. Be abusive, toss your
opponent around the ring, and take the fight outside if you have to.

From a defensive standpoint, Stan Hansen is one of the more complete
wrestlers in Fire Pro, with no real weaknesses to speak of. His slow
walking speed could be considered a weakness since the smaller guys
can run circles around him, but Hansen still has the advantage as
as his heavy hitting moves will destroy most juniors.

STRIKES
Stan Hansen's strikes are solid. You'll want to prefer punching to
kicking as he is slightly more skilled that department. The Football
Tackle is a must as it is a Specialty Move and will floor the
opponent. Time it just as your opponent is walking in for a grapple.

Here is a solid Hansen strike strategy; send the opponent to the mat
with a grapple, then pick him up so he is standing dazed. Back away
from your opponent slightly, then run at him with the (A) button to
perform his Western Lariat finisher. The opposition will not be able
to tolerate many of these! The Western Lariat can also be performed
from an Irish whip.

GRAPPLES
As with the strikes, Hansen has a good set of grapple moves. They are
mostly power-based wrestling manuevers that are meant to knock an
opponent down and keep him there. He has a lariat from both a front
and a back grapple, as he should. These two moves, plus the Powerbomb
Whip, should be used repeatedly once your opponent is sufficiently
worn down.

As stated earlier, you want to get in the habit of picking your
opponent up off the mat after a strong grapple so you can pull off the
big finisher. The three grapple moves listed above are probably the
best setups for the Western Lariat.

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==SECTION 5: CLOSING==
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In closing, I would like to thank:

* ViperMask, who borrowed my formatting for his great Tiger Mask FAQ.
  In return I borrowed some of his! =)

* www.puroresu.com and www.wwf.com for historical reference.

* www.gswf.org for Skill and Parameter stats.

* CJayC and GameFAQs for hosting this guide.

Fire ProWrestling D Character Guide: Stan Hansen
(c)2002 Bill Wood

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