Graceful, Sexy and Cool
A former member of the Mad Gear crime syndicate. She is constantly at odds with her partner Hugo, although the two seem to get along just fine regardless. This finely curved woman doesn’t always look this good. Poison heads for Antarctica to meet up with the media who have gathered there, in order to show off her assets.
Voice: Atsuko Tanaka, Karen Strassman
|Stamina||Fwd Walk||Back Walk|
|Kissed By A Goddess|
|Whip of Love|
|Love Me Tender|
|— Tender Rana|
Poison was a hard character to define for most. Most people who chose her relied on her Aeolus Edge fireball and Kissed By A Goddess anti-air (real name, by the way) to zone, despite KBAG being quite slow on start up and of questionable priority. Poison players are better off using c.HP or st.MP as anti-airs, keeping KBAG as a dedicated launch-switch-cancel. If you have meter, however, an EX KBAG serves as a good launcher on the fourth hit.
Where I first saw Poison play going is more towards Whip of Love and Love Me Tender, her rekka and chain grapple respectively. While unsafe as a poke, there’s considerable use for Whip as an exclamation point on a combo or a switch cancel, and Love Me Tender by itself got some inspired use as a Fei Long style chicken-wing, opening up combos from just about anywhere. Poison players should still be careful, though, as her low health and low damage output will make rushdown play dangerous.
Love Storm has been improved on a little since earlier builds; it now out-prioritizes most rush Supers and EX moves. It also now plays out the full animation on an anti-air, making it that much more of a threat. Also of note is her Chun-Li style two-hit st.MP, allowing for a little extra mix-up potential in her Cross Rushes.
|Love Me Tender|
|Very useful as a way to quickly close in on opponents. Every strength of it is completely safe on block and combo-able afterwards, and the HK and EX variants have considerable range. On top of that, the EX version is projectile-proof, making it ideal for punishing other zoning characters.|