Alright this has been kind of bugging me for a while since I’ve seen it happen numerous times online, and I haven’t really decided to look into it until a few minutes ago. What I’m talking about you when you catch an opponents assist, they’re dropped for whatever reason, and as soon as they stand up to leave the field they get hit with an attack.
Classic example is Ryu has two characters in a combo, the assist falls to the ground as Ryu does a grounded Shinkuu Hadoken, and the assist character takes damage as he/she stands up to leave. Maybe I’ve missed something but aren’t assists supposed to be invincible by this point? Even if they’re not this doesn’t seem to be consistent anyway because I’ve seen similar situations get no results.
Here’s another example from The Break at 6:30
Now to me that just looks like an extremly well timed meaty but I’ve seen assists stand up into beams before and not get hit so what’s the deal here? Again I’ve probably missed something but this is pretty weird.