Hard Hitter characters are good for countering opponents in the rushdown role. They don't land hits easily but, when they do, you can drain half of the opponent's life with short combos. That means all they need to rely on is one mistake from the opponent, and they can deal a huge chunk of damage. A common trait that most Hard Hitter share is subpar moblity, but they make up for it with high vitality. Hulk and Haggar are examples of these kinds of characters.