Here’s a question I have about Fei. After a forward throw in the corner, I often see mago do a low short, and then jump forwards with medium punch.
I’m confused about the purpose of doing this… when I set it up against the shotos in training mode, it seems they can block it like a normal jump in, but if they “incorrectly” block it as a crossup, it will whiff. So it seems to serve no purpose? And yet I see mago do this against many characters, including the shotos. But if you watch Mago vs Daigo matches from youtube, Mago whiffs and gets thrown all day when he tries this. wtf is he trying to do?
On a related note, I can’t find any ambigous crossup setups in the corner with Fei (maybe character dependent… I’m mostly trying so far on the Shotos and Guile). Basically, it seems if Fei jumps forwards close to the corner, then he will crossup with jump mk, but nothing seems to hit properly on the front side. MP has the problem I mentioned above; it whiffs if they block it “wrong”. Other attacks don’t seem to work (jump short does some weird things if you hit high with it, but in that case it doesn’t seem to combo into anything.)
This would all be well and good if I didn’t see mago trying this kind of setup all day long… (but very often whiffing and getting punished). What gives?