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1. From Japanese Ha Dou (Wave or Surge) and Ken (Fist, Technique, or Attack); a blastwave or fireball formed from a martial artist's life energy (or ki/ch'i). The hands are brought together, heels of the palms touching, and moved to beside the fighter's waist (which is as close as one can get to the center of the body, where the most ch'i gathers). The energy is then focused into the hands, and when both arms are thrown forward, palms outward, the energy wave is fired in the same direction as the double palm punch. Very similar in nature to other ch'i-based fireball attacks, including Son Goku's _kamehameha_, Piccolo's _ma kou sen_, the fireballs used by Liu Kang and Johnny Cage, and other cast members of Mortal Kombat, Fatal Fury, and especially Street Fighter. The Hadoken technique itself was developed by the shotokan karate master Gotetsu, who taught it to his disciple Goken, who in turn taught it to Ryu and Ken Masters, along with his other special techniques, the ShoRyuKen (Dragon Power Fist) and the TatsuMakiSenPuKyaku (Hurricane Kick).

2. In the webcomic _8-Bit Theater_, by Brian Clevinger, the character Black Mage casts a 9th-level spell called Hadoken. The spell seems to be a pumped-up version of the Final Fantasy I spell "NUKE" (also called "FLARE" in later sequels of the game), though in Final Fantasy I, there were only 8 spell levels (9 being the number of spell levels traditionally used in Dungeons & Dragons).
You do not yet have enough power to produce the Hadouken.
by Ice Ninja September 08, 2003
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Hadoken is first used in the StreetFighter games by Capcom. It's a martial arts move performed by Ken or Ryu which unleashes a sort of fireball flying into the opponent.

In the japanese language hadoken doesn't really exist, but if you break it down in syllables it makes sense: "ha" = wave "dou" = motion "ken" = punch

Also used in the webcomic 8-Bit Theatre as Black Mage's most powerful spell.
Stand back, i am going to perform some hadoken on his ass.
by Moving Shadow March 16, 2003
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Hadoken the japanese word meaning wave or surge often mistaken for fireball. hadoken most famously used in the video game Street fighter by Ryu and ken masters. this technique is 'properly' used in Street fighter II the seires where we she ryu actually summoning the hadoken. he moves his hands in a circular motion one hand moving in both directions. by doing this he releases the energy or Ki or chi from with in him an had the ability to form it into a ball and release it as a shockwave blast.
the ki formed from the hadoken can be used in other ways like Shoryuken (dragon punch) or TatsuMakiSenPuKyaku (hurricane kick)used by both ryu and ken. also more famously characters from dragonball z use the Ki as weapons using it to form Ki balls and use moves like Kamehameha.
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while having sex with a girl you pull out when you are ready to cum and you put your hands around your junk palms outward and you jack off that way untill you shoot all over her and you scream out hadoken like Ryu from street fighter.
"God Tommy you a nasty ass kid, i cant believe you hadokened all over your girlfriend last night at that party"
by John Diack December 26, 2007
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1. A move performed by Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Akuma, and Dan in Street Fighter 2-Alpha 2 and many other games that involved Capcom characters.

2. Black Mage's most powerful spell that looks like a Kamehameha, but does not have the same affect. It nukes forests.
"*Sigh* Do I have to do everything myself?"
"Tempting, but I need you for a shield- I mean, a traveling cohort. No matter, time to kick some giant ass...Ha...Do...KEN!"
by Link Aurilius October 16, 2003
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The last thing you see before anime death

Other words include "boat-doken", "fighter-doken", and "me-doken"
Anger boiling...Rage mounting...Must...
by Danley Devouring June 17, 2003
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