Tweek and Samsora both put in W O R K against Leo the past two weekends.
Hats off to Leo, he's willing to give up two games and two stocks to get the information he needs against these god tier players like Samsora and Tweek just to flip it around on them when his back is against the wall. Something that Coney mentioned on commentary that I've started thinking about a lot is Tweek pulling out secondaries to beat Leo. I think if he can get up 2-0 over Leo in a set, he should switch to something like Wario or Yink for game 3. Leo is very much the downloader type, so if he's down 2 games, it means he has two games of understanding your habits and decision making with a character. Switching characters might throw off that knowledge gained, and if nothing else, it might force him to stop focusing on how to beat your main, so if you drop games 3 and 4 to him, you can switch back to your main in game 5 and maybe pull out another win. I'd love to see Tweek try that next time.
Anyways, yeah, my list of characters is definitely long. Right now I'm thinking
-Bowser is my best but he feels wrong
-Pit buffs are significant but I know that I'm getting away with a lot of things that aren't real with him, like free shield pokes from nair because people are bad at angling shields.
-My Pikachu feels fraudulent. My neutral is smart as hell with him but my combos are disappointing at best. I also feel like he's inherently flawed, because so much of his gameplan is centered around landing aerials in neutral. I'm definitely gonna keep him in my pocket as a secondary for characters that need to be rushed down (Hero) but I'm not gonna main him.
-My Sheik is looking nice nice. But, she has such a rough time confirming any kills, especially against floatier characters. I can combo the entire cast to 200 and win neutral 90% of the time, but none of that matters if I can't take a stock. So, she's a maybe for me.
-Yoshi is still a comfort pick for me. If my back is to the wall and I feel completely lost in a weird matchup, unless the character has a sword, I feel like I can count on Yoshi as a fall back. He's the character that I played in Brawl, and for a little while he was helping me out in early S4. Still, there are like 10-15 characters that hard counter him on the sole fact that they have swords and he doesn't, so it's tough to consider actually maining him.
-Sonic, MK, and Wario are three characters that I'm interested in, and feel nice when I play them, but I haven't sunk in enough time to see results with any of them, or enough time to decide that I'm not interested in any of them, so they're worth noting for now but I doubt
-Palu really amplifies if I'm playing good or bad. When I'm playing well, my Palu looks like PGR material, but when I'm playing bad, my Palu looks like I've never played this game in my life. She's also in a position where I could see her drastically changing, between patches and the evolving meta, and I could see her going up or down from her current position because of all of that, so she's a character I'm gonna keep an eye on, and once the metagame is a little more solidified, if she's a contender for like top 5-ish I'll consider her.
-Everyone else I listed is just good characters and I like winning, so those could all turn into something or I could ignore them all together, we'll see.
EDIT: Practicing MK tonight though and he's pretty solid. I was putting him near the bottom the tier list in early meta, but I can see potential for high tier maybe. That bair is stronq