Yeah. The main issue is that there is so many options for the final character, that it is pretty Likely it could be any of these. While I doubt Li Long, Edge Master and Olcadan for various reasons. Either way, that still leaves at least 5 different characters. Hell, while I think it's unlikely, we could even get a new character. Setsuka seems like an obvious choice, and there is definitely going to be HUGE backlash if she isn't in season 2.That last slot. It vexes us as much as anything else. Might be Hwang, Aeon, Rock, Yun-seong, Olcadan, Edge Master, Li Long, or maybe even Dampierre for all we know.
The thing is though, Setsuka is a character that could be quite polarising. SHe is traditionally a character that is very difficult to play effectively. In the case, that she is 'dumbed down' or made less intimidating, then it will annoy the players who enjoyed her style in older games. On the other hand, people don't want to buy a character that will be way too difficult to play. Don't get me wrong, it's not like it's impossible to play Setsuka as a casual, I managed to do it without too much issue, but it can still be daunting. It's kind of an awkward thing, given that not one of our DLC choices have been anything other than 'intermediate'.
If we are looking at Rock, he's a legacy character, who has been around since the very start, and has a small, but dedicated fanbase. Which is the main problem. I want to like rock, I really do, and everyone should be able to have their favourite character, at least in my head. But, will he really sell more than say, Setsuka? Or Yun/Hwang? He just seems a bit generic. That's not to say that he can't sell. Our lord and saviours at PS have managed to make everyone in the game interesting so far, so I suppose maybe give Rock some sort of animal totem system? I'm not sure he's gonna make S2. Season 3? definitely.
I can't see rock appearing anytime soon, and not over unique styles like Yun, Hwang, or setsuka. If a season three, maybe, but i'd expect to see at least one of Zwei, Viola, or Damp before. On that note, though. If he isn't in, well, I'll be damned. It's selfish to simply babble about the characters I want. I just hope that I get to see Natsu or Ashlotte again.
Tl;Dr IDFK, I'm running on about 5 hours of sleep a day and I'm flittering in between work and this response right now. I'll probably wake up tomorrow like 'what the hell was I even talking about?'
Edit: what the hell was I even talking about?