Do you ever find yourself making assumptions of a player’s skill level or fighting style based on the character they chose, before you even start fighting? Obviously it’s never a true indication of what to expect from them, but I always get a certain feeling when I see someone pick certain characters, and sometimes I’m even right. For example:
Ryu = New to the game.
Ken = Flowcharter. Free DP punishes.
Yun = Complete noob who picked him just because he’s top tier.
Yang = See above.
Fei Long = Someone who is actually good, but also a tier whore.
Blanka = Turtle. Most likely going to play Blanka in the most lame way possible.
Evil Ryu = Free as hell. Picked him because he’s “dark”.
Oni = See above.
Akuma = About to kick my ass.
El Feurte = Troll. Is going to taunt and do random running just to be annoying.
Dan = See above, except he’s actually an amazing player.
Adon = Random Jaguar Tooth all day.
Makoto = Random Hayate all day.