With the release of the Japanese in depth art book, a LOT more questions have been answered. There are still some that have not been answered. So here are the speculations that I still stand behind: Viola is Amy. WAAAAAAAAY too many similarities for it to be coincidence. The only thing that disproves this theory is Viola's claimed age, but then again, she can't remember much of her past, so she could easily just be a 30 year old. Nightmare's new host body is Raphael's old body, and Raphael is a specter. Considering when Nightmare awoke again, he found a lifeless body of a warrior, and I believe it has been confirmed Raphael WAS dead at least for some time, this makes sense to me. It would also explain how Amy managed to disappear. This would ALSO explain why Nightmare is considerably weaker canonically, as the body is not suited for a zweihander like weapon, like Siegfried's body was. Arthur is Natsu's father. Just because his wife dies doesn't Arthur can't remarry or even have a one night stand. He likely has a connection with shrine people due to his wife being descended from one, so that would explain why they would choose a daughter of a shrine girl to seal Arahabaki in. Zasalamel was "killed" during the interim of Soul Calibur IV and V, and his current reincarnated body is still too young to play any major part in the war. I have no real evidence on this one, but it's the only canonical way I can think of as to why Zasalamel isn't mentioned AT ALL in V. Your thoughts, people?