Honestly, Akuma is really closed to being a “balanced” top 10 character and doesn’t need much in the way of any “grand” changes.
2 Bar vtrigger OR faster walk speed in vtrigger AND vtrigger only reduced by air fireballs and shoryu (aka, not by grounded fireballs)
He needs a Vskill. A white damage “parry” on the lowest health character in the damn game is not a vskill. It’s a vtrap. This needs to be reverted to how it was when they introduced him in his introduction video where it was an actual parry, and not 1 hit of armor. False advertising sons of bitches…
Demon flip needs to be sped up a bit.
And ahhh… that’s really it. Those changes happen and he’d be a top 10 character without being “broken” in any sense of the word instead of rolling further and further down the metaphorical “tier” hill as he has been so far as he has continued to be explored/figured out. He gets those things and his 875 health is both fine and justified. They can keep the 900 seeing as it’s pretty much going to do little to nothing to help his actual shortcomings.
I’d bring up the thing about his ridiculously stubby normals but all shotos have that problem, so I consider that more a game design change than an Akuma thing.