That was murky. I would agree with this to a degree, seeing how they portrayed the events in SoulCalibur VI, but Xianghua still has Soul Calibur in her weapons list for SoulCalibur II, along with the Evil version that never really got explained, so it was my understanding that they got the band back together and tried again, were defeated (because Nightmare had gotten stronger, more than they expected), and Siegfried picked up Soul Calibur off of Xianghua and stabbed the weakened Soul Edge. SoulCalibur II probably had the worst story mode, even worse than SoulCalibur IV, because really, honestly, truly, it doesn't tell hardly anything about what is actually happening. It's hard to be absolutely certain, and the profiles in SoulCalibur III weren't really helpful either.Doesn't Siegfried stab Soul Edge immediately after Raphael does -- i.e. Raph stabs it, weakening the sword and giving Siegfried a chance to fight Inferno inside Astral Chaos; Siegfried takes hold of Soul Calibur, which has been held in stasis by Inferno for several years at this point; Siegy emerges from Astral Chaos and does the stabby stabby?
I don't think the KMX trio were reunited at all during the events of SCII and SCIII. Soul Calibur got left behind and basically imprisoned.
Not particularly, it's just entertaining the possibility. If you'll check in the DLC thread, you can see my true feelings on the matter, which haven't changed.Also, do my eyes deceive me or are you coming around to the expectation that this new telling is going to diverge in drastic, overt fashion from the old soon?