Oh god... Conspiracy theorists here too?
*May not be true, just a conspiracy, or whatever you call these things
THE Money+Popularity. Think about it.. The really popular and money making characters are Overpowered. (MGS, God of War, UNCHARTED, Dmc, sly cooper, and even rathcet and clank). The rest are not as popular and didn't offer enough money or something.
Not just that, but the OP characters are usually really easy to use, since they are the most popular in this game.
My conspiracy may be off, but if you just look through the cast, its kind of true in a certain aspect.
I take it you don't play in tournaments? She literally has the best tournament results of every character. Over half of placing players have a pocket FP atm.
+1 for trolling. Yes she is underrated, not best character at all
They're also extremely safe and have amazing tech chase games, as well as a myriad of effective ways to get people into them.
Thats primarily because EC and FP have the two easiest and lowest risk level 1 confirms.
Aside from that, FP and EC's point generation and control abilities are no better than anyone elses.