I just spent some time on DC training mode figuring this out because I’ve heard a lot of conflicting stuff about it. Here are the damage numbers on two different combos. And for kicks, I checked it out for everyone.

Ryu’s jumping roundhouse, crouching fierce, roundhouse hurricane kick.

Q: regular - 50; 1 taunt - 43; 2 taunts - 37; 3 taunts - 31

Hugo: regular - 46; 1 taunt - 43; 2 taunts - 40; 3 taunts - 37; 4 taunts - 34

Alex: 50

Urien: 50

Makoto: 53

Ken: 53

Dudley: 53

Ryu: 53

Sean: 55

Elena: 56

Chun: 56

Oro: 56

Necro: 56

Remy: 56

Twelve: 59

Yun: 59

Yang: 59

Ibuki: 62

Akuma: 65

This didn’t seem like enough damage to really make a separation between the characters, so I did a more damaging combo.

Q’s jumping fierce, close standing forward, SAII, fierce dash punch

Q: regular - 93; 1 taunt - 76; 2 taunts - 65; 3 taunts - 54

Hugo: regular - 86; 1 taunt - 80; 2 taunts - 74; 3 taunts - 69; 4 taunts - 63

Alex: 93

Urien: 93

Makoto: 99

Ken: 99

Dudley: 99

Ryu: 99

Sean: 101

Elena: 102

Chun: 102

Oro: 102

Necro: 106

Remy: 106

Twelve: 107

Yun: 111

Yang: 111

Ibuki: 113

Akuma: 120

Edit: Since I have nothing else to do, I ranked the characters from least damage taken to most damage taken.

Regular (no taunts):

Hugo

Q/Alex/Urien

Ken/Makoto/Ryu/Dudley

Sean

Elena/Oro/Chun

Necro/Remy

Twelve

Yun/Yang

Ibuki

Akuma

With taunts:

Q

Hugo

Alex/Urien

Makoto

Chun

Ken/Ryu/Dudley

Sean

Elena/Oro

Necro/Remy

Twelve

Yun/Yang

Ibuki

Akuma

Note that, when Q is fully taunted, Akuma takes well more than twice the damage Q takes. Booya.

But this has all been said before (just thought I would make a dedicated thread for it and put to rest any uncertainties). The reason that I’m making a new thread on this is because some of the numbers seem kinda weird. For example, Elena, Chun, Oro, Necro, and Remy all took 56 damage points from the Ryu combo, but the Q combo gave Necro and Remy four more damage points than Elena, Chun, and Oro. Also, while Twelve takes 3 more damage points than Elena, Chun, Oro, Necro, and Remy from the Ryu combo, he takes only 1 more point than Necro and Remy from the Q combo but 5 more than Elena, Chun, and Oro. That doesn’t make much sense on its own, so I tried to think about why it ended up like that and came up with the idea that maybe different characters not only take damage from all attacks in different amounts, they also take damage from different types of attacks differently. That is, maybe the reason Twelve takes 3 more damage points from the Ryu combo but only 1 more from the Q combo than Necro and Remy is that he takes damage from special, normal, and super attacks differently. Maybe he takes more from normals and specials and less from supers? I don’t know, but I think it would be interesting to find out. Anyone have any ideas?