Now every character has at least 2-3 normals that are pretty much useless. Either the normal is just outright bad, or perhaps it is basically the same as another normal that covers a similar situation but doesn’t do it nearly as well, or it is a normal that only is used for such a very specific situation that almost never comes up.
What are some of the normals you feel are the most useless? What character do you think has the largest number of consistently useful normals and what character has the least?
For me, I think Fei Long has the largest number of consistently useful normals. I’d say that IMO the only useless normals or less usefull at least are his close s.MK and far s.MK. cls.MK is basically better covered by his cls.HP and far s.MK is better covered either by his far HK or far HP depending on what you are trying to do. All of his jumping attacks I THINK are useful but I could be wrong.
Even his f.HK I occasionally see get used at high level (though pretty rarely.)
Cody is pretty high up there too for USEFUL normals, but his fj.MP, nj.HK, nj.LK, nj.LP, close MK, and close HK are pretty much useless. NJ.LP I think is the most useful of the useless moves with fj.MP being 2nd (9F startup 3F active with a huge hurtbox but it is a wonky positioned hitbox that messes with some people and some AAs.) even Cody’s far LK has some use (though generally it is simply better to go for either far LP or far MK for situations you’d use far LK. It still has it’s uses)
Of course, if you count Cody’s KNIFE normals he is probably #1 for “most useless normals” but that is a debate
I imagine Gen is up there with the largest number of useless normals thanks to having 2 stances and a number of normals that just aren’t really useable (like his standing 2kicks attack)