I can’t RSF consistently at all, even in training. For that reason I feel like my Fuerte is lacking a massive part of his game. I play around with the cast a bit too much though. If you want to go Fuerte I’d make sure you have his RSF down. His oki game is awesome and he is fun to play, but rsf is key to massive damage/dizzies and instantly shattering your opponents confidence. I’d say his up close game is naff though.
With Abel again it depends how confident you are in your game. If I wanted to spend a lot of time with Abel I’d put effort into practicing mixups/resets and tick throw games. I main Akuma and when I fight a really good Abel i still sometimes freeze when I start getting resets done on me. I thought he was pretty solid in vanilla but supposedly he’s even better nowadays.
Cody is a character I’ve been playing a fair bit lately, but I didn’t play him in Alpha. He has problems when he’s getting mixed up after an untechable knockdown, but I love his personality and enjoy his moveset and the knife metagame. He has pretty easy links into criminal upper/ruffian kick and great command normals for frametrapping.
None of them have a great reversal, but that’s not a big deal. At the end of the day you still need to decide if you are playing to win (choose the character that is most tournament viable… Abel?) or playing for fun (coin toss between fuerte’s frantic comedy and cody’s bored act and fakes)