I’m sure we’ve all seen, especially in Marvel. A player gets beasted on so badly he gives up at the end and just takes the beating since he doesn’t see any hope of coming back. Normally, people would be discussing if giving up is the right mindset but that’s not the issue I’m interested in.
What I find intriguing is what usually happens when the agressor sees an opponent give up. A sort of indecisiveness hit them as soon as they don’t feel any sign of aggression from their opponent. Because of this they sometimes mess up on combos, stand there for extended periods, or dash/ jump back out of confusion.
It seems like when a player doesn’t feel the opponent’s will to fight they lose their edge, at least for a brief second. Wouldn’t it be nice if one could take advantage of that mindgame? Doing something extremely inane or standing there could potentially make a player lose their nerve (or get your shit wrecked) then come back into the game in full force. It sounds like a gamble, because it is, and logically can’t be abused.
Another thing is, why does it happen? Do fighters focus so much on momentum that when a break happens a player feels the need to readjust themselves and adapt to the lack of stimuli?