mental and fundamental
Tele 2 is unsafe and can be mashed out of, hop attacks can be mashed out of. I'm only suggesting an overhead spike off the 2 string (hkd) if the triple high hitbox glitch was intentional and will not be patched, idk why I'm getting lampooned for this. I'm the first person to be against the 50/50 meta but people kung lao never gets to use his plus string because of the glitch. And if it's on purpose then I think it would be fair if there were a way to threaten people in order to make them allow themselves to be minus.Why do you keep saying KL doesn't have an overhead? He has tele 2, not to mention hop attacks like everyone else has (people need to use these way more, they are really good). Not to mention a lot of characters never use their overheads because they end strings that have gaps, are slow and/or punishable. Overheads aren't needed to open anyone up in this game. Throws are as powerful as they have ever been, characters generally have good enough walk speeds to make moves whiff etc.
Edit: P.S., Liu Kang has zero overheads and is considered in the top 10 by most people.