Messing around in training mode vs Ryu exploring why I was able to occasionally get 2 close s.MPs to come out I discovered some new links for Cody that people haven’t really explored here.
Mid combo meatie attacks aren’t new, but they aren’t well explored or documented. I found that if you do f.MP (Counterhit) against Ryu and you time it right you’ll get a close s.HP that connects on the 2nd active frame instead of the first. I was successfully able to do CH f.MP - close s.HP - cr.HP - Criminal Upper in the corner and CH F.MP - close s.HP - sweep mid screen (I didn’t try cr.HP very much the spacing on it is really strict even in the corner.)
Another one I found is that since Cody’s close s.LP is near his body and has 3F active frames it is possible to do f.MP (NOT counter hit) close s.LP - c.HP with proper timing on the close s.LP you’ll connect it meaty and be able to link to c.HP or sweep. Of course this isn’t terribly useful as you could instead just do f.MP - s.MP for the same effect.
Don’t write it off though! Because while it is character specific and tight to time you can do f.MP - FAR s.LP - c.HP/sweep too. It is difficult though because far s.LP only has 2F active frames.
I’m sure there are other possible mid combo meatie attacks that could result in some interesting stuff. Just need to explore different characters reeling animation and try and take advantage of the large amount of active frames on Cody’s normals.