i dont see why IM isnt considered a top tier character. i think he’s a beast… too many ways to set up an inf (w/ or w/o assists). good inf setups usually lead to death. lots of guardbreaks. excellent zoning with specials and normals, excellent mobility (8-way airdash and flight). can chip (unibeams+bombs+assists) - i have chipped half life of characters in actual battles (cables included). decent assists and instant DHC to proton cannon (takes a pretty good chunk out). this guy is deadly in the air, on ground, and behind the ropes.
the only arguments that seems to comeup is his speed and lag on some attacks. but i think the speed and range of his normals make up for that. as for the lag, uhmm play smart .
i use a team of IM pro/sent ground/cyc aaa. any thoughts, tips, questions, or intelligent criticism? feel free to post…hopefully we can have a better understanding on how much potential he can have to be called a ‘top tier’ character.