This is something I got to thinking about. Why do tiers start with S instead of A? Did RBFF start it?
I think we need a baseline guide for when people put out tiers, so people will mean the same thing when they call something a certain tier.
I’m going to propose a definition, and what I think a sample of a character that I think would be in that tier would be
God Tier- ST Akuma, Igniz
SSS tier- should be banned for balance reasons (2k3 Duolon)
SS tier- clearly overpowered compared to rest of cast, lacks bad matchups (SS2 Ukyo, NGBC Kim)
S tier- dominating, can be countered by a non S-tier character (the top tier in ST)
A tier- character that can do well in tourney play (98 Benimaru, 98 Mai)
B tier- can compete with the best characters, but at a clear disadvantage (A2 Guy, A2 Bison)
C tier- cannot win tournies, might be able to win with massive skill/luck advantage (A2 Birdie)
D tier- 3s Sean, XI Momoko
I think this would be good, as people could see how strong is strong, and how balanced a game is (SS or above would show balance problems)