If no one has actually tried to answer your original question yet (what's the difference between the S&S characters), I'll try to give you an answer (I just started readin' this thread, so I don't know if you received your answer yet). Pretty much all the S&S characters can be played very effectively with a defensive, pokin' style of play, but They have some differences between them:I don't think I'll ever get my question answered. People didn't even notice I said "Differences between Sophitia and Cassandra". I love how my words are twisted. :D
FORMULA COMPARISON LIST:
- Cass vs. Sophie - This is probably the comparison that should be mainly focused on because all the other S&S character comparisons are just tweaks of this original one. The biggest difference between them is that even though they're both very effective played defensively, Sophie moves were very linear, and relied on "WHAT THE FUCK! WHY ARE YOU DOIN' SO MUCH FUCKIN' DAMAGE WITH THAT LITTLE ASS SWORD" pokes, whereas, Cass had a "better" varied move-set, and had to rely on combos to do big damage. Their kinda like the original Shotos in SF. Cass is the Ken to Sophie's Ryu.
- Cass vs. Pyrrha - Pyrrha's style's is like cross between Cass and Sophie's, but ultimately should be considered a "Sophie 2.0" because even though she has a lot more combo potential than her mother, her attacks are very linear like her mother's. In fact, a lot of her moves come from her mother, except they've been revamped and reanimated to make her look more "unique". But the big difference between Cass and her mom still applies here as well, but instead of WHAT THE FUCK damagin' pokes, she's doin' linear damagin' combos.
- Pat vs. Pyrrha - This is like the Cass vs. Sophie comparison all over again because they both follow the same formula the originals presented; Cass bein' the Ken to Sophie's Ryu, or varied to linear. Pat has a varied move-set and relies on combos to do big damage just like Cass did, while Pyrrha relies on strong, linear "attack spurts" (hittin' a combo, from one of her linear attacks at the right time) to get the job done.
- O.Pyrrha - She's like a Sophie 1.5 on account that like 95% of her move-set is Sophie's...The formula comparison list still applies with her the same way it does her original self.