So I was playing against Makoto last night and we were at max distance. I throw a stone, and accidentally taunt (really, it was pickle-fingered idiocy). Just as the stone was about to hit, it disappeared. So where I thought I’d get to close some distance during the hit stun, Makoto is completely free and clear.
I tried it in training, and sure enough the rock vanishes if you manage to taunt before it hits, though it’s character dependent. It “works” on smaller characters, possibly with narrower block stances. (I tested on Makoto, Sakura and Guy if I remember right). Characters like Zangief and Chun Li the rock always hits.
Weird? Yeah. Is it a game changer? Probably not. All I know is I lost to Makoto because of it. :wasted: