The Mayor's Office - Cody Thread

FrozteyFroztey Break the CuffsJoined: Posts: 10,736 mod
edited December 2017 in Cody
He's back. He's suave. He's prepared.

The cuffs are broken and he's ready to dispense justice to Mad Gear, or anything that gets in the way of the peace of Metro City.

Trailer that revealed Cody -


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  • Nhazul4769Nhazul4769 Joined: Posts: 24
    Now that he's a Mayor, you think he'll still have his Knife mechanic? I mean I know that he's always had it, but that was to partly represent how prisoners fought.
  • SavagerySavagery Joined: Posts: 93
    I mean don't get me wrong,i'm glad he's back and they finally dropped the whole prisoner gimmick but cleaned up Cody looks generic AF. Really
    forward to see his character progression in Story Mode to see how he went from the prison cell to the Mayor's office.
  • SevansSevans Hell bent Joined: Posts: 636
    My boy's lookin' clean. Something tells me he won't play like the old Cody.
  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 27,147
    Nhazul4769 wrote: »
    Now that he's a Mayor, you think he'll still have his Knife mechanic?

    If he doesn't I hope Haggar passed down the pipe.
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  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 10,736 mod
    Savagery wrote: »
    I mean don't get me wrong,i'm glad he's back and they finally dropped the whole prisoner gimmick but cleaned up Cody looks generic AF. Really
    forward to see his character progression in Story Mode to see how he went from the prison cell to the Mayor's office.

    His design in general is generic outside of the prisoner get up, his original outfit is just a shirt and jeans.

    I think it looks nice but doesn't ooze personality, it's hard to reimagine a character who's been stuck in one design for like 15 years, I think the Mayor approach is fitting of Cody as a redemption story.
  • SavagerySavagery Joined: Posts: 93
    Yeah i guess it is but you have to admit,it's an extremely big change in the character considering he was still in jail and apathetic to the world up until his last appearance. Cody's my boy and all but i don't think he's worthy to step up and take Mike's place like this.

    If he was a Bounty Hunter or a member of the MCPD,sure i could see that happening but the whole Mayor arc i dunno. Kinda hard to let it sink in!
  • axi0maxi0m I am the only God. Joined: Posts: 369
    I'm really digging this new direction for him. As someone who loved Cody back in SFIV and am a giant lore nerd I'm really interested to see if anyone references the fact the cuffs are off.
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  • OceanMachineOceanMachine ROCKET LAUNCHER GOD Joined: Posts: 10,523
    I don't give a shit, I'll play with the prison suit. I'm here to kick ass, not to govern a city.
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  • axi0maxi0m I am the only God. Joined: Posts: 369
    edited December 2017
    His jeans and tanktop outfit in IV wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind rocking the prison suit, but it'd be weird if it was without the cuffs, and I swear he better have Zonk Knuckle and he better yell BINGO! or I will one man riot.
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  • ScotiaScotia There's a good chance I hate your favourite character Joined: Posts: 340
    Easily my most anticipated character this Season. Love his new design but hoping he gets his Alpha/4 and Final Fight designs as costumes.
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    Gorgeous mf

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  • Pro MarshmalloPro Marshmallo Joined: Posts: 566
    edited December 2017
    I realize everyone wants Cody's Final Fight and Alpha costumes but Cody NEEDS his "Death" look for a Halloween costume mostly because Streetwise was just the right kind of bad for a bad game.

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  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 Get some shill in yo system Joined: Posts: 58,861 mod
    edited December 2017
    I never was a big fan of jail Cody so I like this new take on him going back to his more heroic, old school self. He's the original generic white ass kicker Kurt Russell inspiration. He finally has something to aspire for and isn't tied down by the chains and hamburgler jail wear. A more modern jail wear wouldn't have been so bad (which he had as alt outfit in IV), but the stripes are so tired looking now.


    Which also means his play style might adjust a bit to change that. Like how Juri changed was likely based on her losing power in the story (and that they weren't going to let her spam fireballs all over the screen).


    Like Juri, expect him to be rather different this time around. Some same functions, but expect what you're not expecting.

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  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 10,736 mod
    edited December 2017
    I think his staple specials like Criminal Upper, Zonk and Ruffian will still be present but I can't see some of his normals transitioning and I can't see Bad Rock returning. I would like a little focus on weaponry as well, knives/pipes and more to pay homage to Final Fight. He's the protagonist so it makes sense.

    In a perfect world he'll play the same with some of his Alpha tools reemerging for the V-System, and some reimagined Final Fight things.

    Vism Dodge is finally coming back. That has to be one of his VTs.

    On costumes -
    His nostalgia outfit from IV was absolutely terrible, covered in tatts wearing a fucking chain with a glock?

    And the rest of them were terrible. Sandal Cody, Furry Cody...bleh.
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  • VoltVolt The Ultra Plastic Warrior Joined: Posts: 3,400
    Froztey wrote: »
    I think his staple specials like Criminal Upper, Zonk and Ruffian will still be present but I can't see some of his normals transitioning and I can't see Bad Rock returning. I would like a little focus on weaponry as well, knives/pipes and more to pay homage to Final Fight. He's the protagonist so it makes sense.

    In a perfect world he'll play the same with some of his Alpha tools reemerging for the V-System, and some reimagined Final Fight things.

    Vism Dodge is finally coming back. That has to be one of his VTs.

    On costumes -
    His nostalgia outfit from IV was absolutely terrible, covered in tatts wearing a fucking chain with a glock?

    And the rest of them were terrible. Sandal Cody, Furry Cody...bleh.

    V-ism dodge is his VS. (Probably with some followups to actually get the V-Meter) Calling it right now.
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    It’s like reuniting with an old friend. I’m ready to pick this character apart!
  • IgydigitalIgydigital RuSH DigitaL Joined: Posts: 157
    I say another V-Skill would be he rips off the suit, and goes back to Jail cody with all of previous cody's moves, including knife and bad stone. I'm calling it now :)
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  • Plaid_UnicornPlaid_Unicorn Camron should have won an Oscar for Paid in Full Joined: Posts: 10,725
    Didn't really play SF4 story mode....

    Why is Cody the mayor now?
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  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 10,736 mod
    Our guess is as good as yours, USFIV just kind of repeated the same story as Alpha.
  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 Get some shill in yo system Joined: Posts: 58,861 mod
    Haggar is too busy in Marvel so someone's gotta take his spot.

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  • Pro MarshmalloPro Marshmallo Joined: Posts: 566
    Froztey wrote: »
    Our guess is as good as yours, USFIV just kind of repeated the same story as Alpha.

    I think the entire message of his SFIV story was "Cody likes fighting but forgot he also likes helping people but he remembers now" so I'm guessing that he's gonna become mayor after Metro City got shut down by Bison's geodesic domes of evil because he helped beat people up when the police were overtaxed with the rioting. If you personally save a bunch of people's lives from the Mad Gear gang and just greedy/panicking assholes in general you could reasonably leverage that popularity into a successful mayoral campaign.
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  • C100C100 Turn tha beat back! Joined: Posts: 165
    Is anyone in a Cody discord? Would love to get an invite to that
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    Look below my post my dude

    It's probably not the biggest one, and it'll stay quiet until he's out
  • EternalEternal unpleasable perfectionist Joined: Posts: 12,446
    edited January 8
    Shame SRK forums are close, I was going to come back with Cody returning.

    In regards to his outfit: I think they avoided his iconic aspects a bit too much which makes him harder to recognize. Basically nothing from his FF/A3/SF4 outfits are there. He lost his sneakers, handwraps, and most of the blue/white scheme. They even changed his eyebrows back from blond to brown. If you took off his pinstrip shirt and his HALF a handcuff you would have no way of knowing it was him without the intro video of him leaving prison. I like the look, but they abandoned too much of him. Final Fight->A3 did a decent job because they retained his hair being down, his handwraps, his sneakers, and a distinct blue/white scheme. Should have kept sneakers and his pants should have been dark blue with white pin stripes similar to his light blue with white pinstriped shirt. I hope he puts cuffs on before match and takes them off after a match only wearing them to keep the fight interesting but not somehow as penance for being a criminal. He breaks the cuffs in v-trigger then it switches to him having the half a handcuff he is shown with in the intro video. It's hard to tell from the original video but it looks like they shaved him clean, it would have been nice to give him a little bit of chin stubble like JUST the start of a 5 o'clock shadow on his chin, enough to make it feel like he cleaned up but also still has a bit of his criminal side still in there.

    Moveset wise:

    In original SF4 design blog they flat out said that they have to put the knife in because without the knife it's not Cody. Expect a few things:

    1. Knife in some form
    2. Badstone or rocks of some sort. It was used in his round intro for A3&SF4 it also was used in the SSF4 opening movie. The rock is too tied to the character to abandon.
    3. The uppercut part of criminal upper. It may not be "criminal upper" but he'll have that uppercut as it was the ender to his final fight combo and then was transferred to SF as criminal upper.
    4. Crack Kick. This move also appeared in all 3 forms of Cody. It was his standard jump kick in Final Fight and became his f+hk in A3/SF4, it's one of the more iconic aspects of his move set.

    Those ones are definitely going to make it unless they are just flat out making Cody intro "Cody in name only" which would be BS.

    Specials likely to be redesigned or abandoned:
    Zonk or Ruffian Kick. I expect we'll see one or the other reimagined and the other abandoned entirely. I'm leaning towards Zonk being kept to give him an anti-fireball move and that also opens him up for an entirely new kick special. They can also retain the feel of keeping Ruffian kick via making it part of a super that changes based on buttons used just like his SF4 super.

    Normal attacks I expect to see:
    F+MP
    B+MP
    F+HP
    closeMP
    close HP
    Far HK
    crLP
    crHP


    Normal attacks that will likely be reimagined a little bit but retain similar feel.
    crLK
    crMK (I kind of hope they just keep this as-is since it's pretty unique in use & animation vs anything currently existing in SFV)
    farMK
    close LP (His far LP may become F+LP as a starter for his TC similar to OSF4)
    closeLK
    Close HK (might be kept but changed to either B+HK or DF+HK)

    Moves that will be abandoned entirely or remade 100% into new moves:
    close MK (alternately this will be kept and his farMK will be abandoned)
    crMP
    crHK
    farLK
    farMP
    farHP (sad because I like this move)
    Focus attack

    I'm hoping to god that he keeps badspray. I don't know how useful it will be persay but given the games prevalence for quick rise type pressure having FOUR different wake up possibilities would be really unique. No rise, Quick Rise, Back Rise, and Badspray.

    Megacrash will probably be his V-Reversal. If they don't keep Badspray as a unique wakeup options then badspray will be his v-reversal.

    If he keeps Criminal Upper expect it to be changed to "Justice Upper" or something similar in name.
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  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 10,736 mod
    Oh my god, Eternal ;_; ....
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    I don't think I even have discord, pretty much stick to twitter. I'll try and swing by the SFV general or at least Cody discord a few times assuming I end up liking him AND AE enough to keep playing. Cody in SFV got me actually considering going to some locals, which I've never done. All these years only in-person event I ever went to was EVO2016.

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    @Froztey It says its an invalid link. Mind sending another?
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    A diff V Trigger would enhance all his normal and leave him into a frame trap tank as his staple move set used to be. I'll tell you now as a Rashid main, My Goodness, V-Trigger 2 is a dream come true. Everything is safe! It makes him into Yun From AE.
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