What REALLY makes Akuma Broke?


So Akuma should be unbanned because of scrubs who cannot reverse at all, miss several opportunities to land damage, don’t know how to do Akuma’s unblockables, seem not to be aware that Akuma’s tatsu is 100% invincible during start-up, spam tatsus for no reason, and reset the game when they lose.


Isn’t Jodim like the best Gief in the world? Not the best comparison to make your case. Any shoto worth their shit instantly levels up x100 if they get to legally to use Akuma.


Yeah but… why don’t we give it a try. We can use FightCade to run a test tournament and allow anyone to use Akuma


Yeah, or, we could not.

Seriously, what would it achieve apart from potentially making competitive ST a lot less fun?


It’s been 20 years. People aren’t wrong about Akuma. But sure, go ahead and run a tourney yourself and watch a hundred Akuma mirrors.


Wth resetting several times?.. Those videos are worse than visiting a funeral.


@Jion_Wansu proving he has no idea what he’s talking about.

Using lastscene losing as Akuma to say Akuma isn’t broken is akin to saying Ivan Ooze isn’t broken in MMPR because you gave the controller to a random retarded kid in a grocery store and he lost to somebody play Lip Syncer.


I’ll challenge anyone to use Akuma against me, and you will see that Akuma is not that special


I’m not a shoto user but I have played you… I don’t think that’s a challenge you should issue.


studtrooper, ready?


Could you pass the joint you’re smoking?


I wasn’t saying I would play akuma against you, only that a good shoto player who knows why ST Akuma is beyond broken would humble you. I’m not saying this to hurt feelings or whatever. I just don’t think you know the extent of how much better akuma is against the rest of the cast.


Gouki is essentially a CE Ryu/Ken with air Hadouken


:confused: Akuma has all the advantages of O.Ryu (including 50/50 unblockable jump tatsu), juggle-able tatsu, air fireball, red fireball that can trap virtually the entire cast in the corner with no possibility of escape, can’t be dizzied, boss-level combo ability and hit-box advantages, and a teleport. What aren’t you seeing about this?


The screen.


Let’s revisit…

After 21 years of ST (I know, ST is now legal)…

Gouki has dropped in the ranks due to the fact that people have learned how to avoid the airfireball, corner traps, and other things. Hell, people have even learned the matchups VS Gouki so good that they even are taking advantage of his poor health/no super. That instant recovery dizzy aint shit either.




I recently heard that old Sagat is soft banned as well in ST tournaments in Japan?
Is that true?




The Japanese don’t really like playing O.chars because they need a code to pick and whatnot, though that’s loosened up a good bit in recent years. Many still don’t pick O.Gat because he’s considered boring.

But you do see O.chars get picked in tournaments - Yakitori often runs O.Hawk, and PECO usually runs O.chars too. If memory serves, Kurahashi’s said that he picks O.Ken against Claw because “Claw is broken so I need a cheap character too”.