The Robot Hawk does not bond with any of Hiryu's lifebar units, and remains flying around the area close to where it was released for a while. Option C doesn't need a control unit like the other Options, instead working outside Hiryu's control on a specific range stored in its memory.
Option C possess the following equipment:
- Reinforced Metal Feathers (超金属羽毛) - The sharp metal-reinforced feathers, able to slice through any enemy.
- Wings Driving Engine (主翼駆動用エンジン) - Found at the base of the two wings.
- Target Sensor (対物センサー) - Option C's eye sensors.
Option-C is the first Option to be collected, found in an Pickup Cradle at the bottom of Kazakh City's Transit Station, protected by Pei Pooh. Its considered the most effective of the three, killing most weaker Troopers and doing considerable damage to stronger enemies and bosses for a small energy cost.
In Marvel vs. CapcomEdit
Hiryu uses Option C in his Formation C technique, where he commands one Hawk robot to drop a Parachute Bomb on his enemies. The strength of the button pressed determines how far away from Hiryu the bomb is dropped. In Marvel vs. Capcom 2, the Hawk Option was added as a variation of Formation A, where Hiryu calls forth one to soar across the screen, hitting airborne enemies. This technique was later named "Formation A2".
Several Options B and C are also summoned en-masse during Hiryu's Legion Hyper Combo, covering the entire screen as they rush from one end of the screen to another, hitting the enemy several times in the process.
- Old Zeku's new V-Skill II "Kuchiyose - Shii" in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition has him summon a bird in order to throw firecrackers on the screen in a similar way to the Formation C technique. The name "Shii" is the Japanese pronuntiation of the letter "C" (シー) in English, in reference to Option C.
- ↑ Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider (English). Instruction manual, Pg. 12
- ↑ Sega (September 1990, Mega Drive). Strider Hiryû (Japanese). Instruction manual, Pg. 16
- ↑ Capcom (February 2000, PlayStation). Strider Hiryû 1&2 (Japanese). Instruction Manual, Pg. 12
- ↑ Capcom (February 22, 2014). Strider Hiryu Visual Chronicle (Japanese). Pg. 09
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Staff (1993). "Capcom Illustration Gallery". Club Capcom (0). Pg. 11-12