Class Real, I thought I told you how to beat C. Viper at the last Cove Monthly. I thought you did really well, then, so I don’t think you need to worry all that much. I was really looking forward to your rematch against VidHamster so I’m sad that I went all the way out there and didn’t get to see the set. His Skrull is pretty terrifying, but it’s not too bad. I rarely snap against his team because his first two characters will die in meter positive combos for you. If you were going to snap, I guess snap C. Viper out because he’s really good with Skrull and Akuma with XF3.
Also, that Skrull Torch hyper has some start-up invincibility, iirc? So if he’s lucky enough to be able to activate it on the first frame, he can get out, I think. I have some trouble with that too. Most often times, I lvl 3 on incoming to force him to Torch, so I jump to block the torch. Then he’s forced to X-Factor to prevent the Torch from being punished. And then I just run around and try to waste X-Factor time which is pretty easy. Skrull can’t really catch X-23 movement (can anyone? she moves really well…) if you know what the Skrull player is up to. After his X-factor burns out, he’s forced to fight 3 characters with X-Factor available and generally loses (barring any happy birthdays). So that’s how I usually beat him.
His Akuma doesn’t really have any neutral, just disgusting incoming set-ups. He will try to corner you and then mix-up with Skrull assist. Usually not a problem with good movement. Just gotta watch out for Happy Birthdays with his beam.
All-in-all, I think your team should be able to handle his just fine. You have dominant assists for X-23 with that Follow My Lead insurance in the back and Ammy to clean up the mess.
My only qualm about your team when I messed around with it is that you are forced to burn X-Factor for Happy Birthdays which most often do not lead to a Dirt Nap incoming on the anchor. Even if you do get the Dirt Nap, you might not build the bar for the following Super, thus potentially leaving the character alive (Dirtnap + 1 launch combo = around 600k I’m estimating?). So, it ends up that burning X-Factor on a happy birthday most often ends up as a potential XF3 comeback from the opposing team. Other than that, your team is hella solid and I wanted to get matches in with you when I was down there but you were busy playing some other garbage game…