I will quote you on the Barake part. Heavy damage?! Depends on the variation.Tweedy said that variation he played had no launchers beside krushing blows and his "great mid projectile" is negative ON HIT. How is he playing at minimal risk if he can't combo you beside whiff punishing with a krushing blow and other characters / variations get at least short combo continuation every time? How is he playing his projectile game if he is negative even on hit, and if the projectile is read is punishable by a full combo? Besides the fact that he can not use projectiles against characters like Scorpion or even Raiden or he risks another full combo. Can we wait until we explore the characters and have like 100 matches experience in the MUs before doing all this ridiculous tier claims?Every character from the demo build looks really good imo. If I had to guess, I'd say that they are all very tournament viable.
If I dared to actually give my opinion on who's the best in the build though, I'd no doubt say Baraka. By only a little, but yeah.
Sonya's mix is great and all, but she has to take some risks sometimes. Baraka has a D4 that is +1 on block and ranged, he's great at whiff punishing, he has a great jump in kick, he does heavy damage, and he has a great mid projectile. He's making you play his game at minimal risk and is great at any range. If the Baraka player has good defense and fundamentals, it's going to be tough to beat. Quote me on that.
With all that said though, he doesn't really have anything cheap, so I honestly don't mind it at all. It goes to show how great this game is going to be if an honest solid character ends up being considered one of the best.