trident, by far. his fireball not onlyis rather damaging, but stuns them, also, allowing you to do his spinning trident move! when i used toplay this game religiously, i had tridents fighting down to an art. i used to be able to get to the eternal champion with no difficulty at all... however, thats as far as i ever got... i beat it once, that was it. the Eternal Champion is the single most frustrating fighter ive ever played against, on any console. i also couldnt help but notice that the computer is unfettered by the inner strength system.