this question’s really about morrigan’s astral vision, but i guess it could be applied to any powerup hyper since they aren’t attacks. (the frame data is from vanilla and might be different now, but it doesn’t matter)
here’s morrigan’s astral vision frame data (powerup-no attack):
here’s ryu’s shinku hadoken hyper frame data (attack):
in ryu’s example, there’s 18 frames of startup before the freeze screen where he can be hit out of the attack as well as 1 frame post freeze where his attack can still be interrupted. if ryu is hit anytime during these first 19 frames, his attack will not come out. that’s why it’s the startup. recovery is obviously for punishing.
if the startup for morrigan’s astral vision is 10+6, why are the 6 post freeze screen frames there and how are they different from the recovery? if you hit morrigan during the 6 frames of post-freeze “startup,” the hyper will activate anyways. how come the frame data for this hyper isn’t just 10 startup with 19 (6+13) recovery?
it’s same thing with phoenix’s healing field: startup: 4+3, recovery: 18. why isn’t it 4 startup and 21 recovery since her field won’t disappear if she’s hit during the 3 post freeze frames?