I can totally relate to this. Let’s face it, Kan Ra has been Sadiraed. Much like Sadira, at one time, Kan Ra was the bane of everyone’s existence. As a Sadira main, I saw my character go from S Tier all the way down to E Tier and then back up to D Tier. During S1 and S2 I had a TON of fun using her and I won a TON of fights. I was close to top 32 once a month. She had great damage and all the tool she need to make people’s lives miserable (especially during Instinct).
Kan Ra in S2 was arguably the best character in the game, outside of Fulgore. Both he and Sadira had a number of dirty tricks whether it be Kan Ra’s nigh unbreakable scarab shenanigans, or Sadira’s glitched Instinct bug that could cause up to 94% damage or more.
In short, I’ve been where you are. I know what its like to have your character nerfed seemingly into oblivion and to continuously lose fights that you used to win, because your old tech just doesn’t cut it any more.
Having said that though, IG has always come through.
In respect to Sadira, she gained Flipout and Jump Canceling off LK (out of Instinct). These two additions seem small, but the resets they can create is nigh stupid. Yeah she still doesn’t have as much damage as she used to, but she’s tons of fun to use and the salt she creates could fill the Atlantic Ocean twice.
There is hope for Kan. IG will fix his current bugs and I’m sure that they tweak him, if they still see him falling too far behind. Nothing is set in stone.
What you, as a player has to do though, is evolve. We Sadira mains had to relearn our character after S3 and I have to be honest, while there are some matches that I hate (I’m looking at your Gargos and Cinder), I love her more than ever. I just had to get over that old mental wall I had created that kept telling me she’s not good, because she doesn’t play like she did in S2.
In short, don’t give up on Kan Ra… He still has a future.