My first experience with Eddie Gordo came in Tekken 3, and even back then I knew something was off about the character, because using him was the only way I could beat my dad in 1v1 battles.
At first I simply thought that's because he was awesome and I was great, but later I realised no, Eddie Gordo is a cheap son-of-a-bitch who could cheese his way to victory with one hand tied behind his back. That's because his combos saw him pulling off a bunch of theatrical martial arts kicks, entering a particularly effective stance where he performs a handstand and swings his legs around like helicopter blades.
It took zero skill to figure these combos out and they could be spammed over and over again. While experienced players knew how to counter the telegraphed tactics and nab a knockout, there'd still be a few errant, unpredictable hits taken that you knew you absolutely did not deserve.