SC Controversial Topics and General Shitposting Thread

Autumn

[12] Conqueror
Random thought: if Yun-seong was in instead of Hwang, Season 2 would basically be the "Mitsurugi Must Die" bundle.

:sc4hil1: "Your lust for violence sickens me."
:sc2mit1:* "I know you! Heard you were tough!"
:sc3set1: "You shall feel the wrath of my master's blade!"
:sc2yun2: "Enemy of my country... prepare yourself!"

*Pretend this emote is Haohmaru lol
 

DanteSC3

[14] Master
I think it’s a pretty big stretch to say either Hilde or Yun-seong have anything personal against Mitsurugi.

And the justification you gave for Yun-seong actually makes a lot more sense for Hwang, honestly.
 

Autumn

[12] Conqueror
I think it’s a pretty big stretch to say either Hilde or Yun-seong have anything personal against Mitsurugi.

And the justification you gave for Yun-seong actually makes a lot more sense for Hwang, honestly.
Yeah it's a stretch, but I thought it was funny that all of them have had some sort of unique dialogue when fighting Mitsurugi in at least one game, and almost none of them have nice things to say about him.

That Yun-seong line is actually used in SC3 btw, it's not from Hwang lol
 

Thylacine492

[07] Duelist
Can mitsu finally be story relevant now??

He can be tge star of a second story where every other irrelevant character is after his ass (figuratively OR literally)
Maybe the Koreans can finally be plot important (sorry, but having the competent character chase down and drag the idiot home doesn’t count as being relevant). They’ll regroup, hear about some asshole Japanese guy going around murdering people, and then decide to go beat him up in the name of Korea. At some point they’ll kidnap Talim to eventually change her into a Korean (she might as well be an honorary Korean) who’ll go along with them because the wind whispered to her “some guy named Mitsurugi disrespected the wind, go kill him”.
 

SpellcraftQuill

[14] Master
Well, what I mean is that Xiba has the bladed weapons that Mi-Na also favors as opposed to Kilik. Incidentally, his non-staves are more along the lines of spears instead of halberds.

Plus, I brought Dante to tears. I mean there has to be some form of equivalent exchange in return for having Hwang as highly probably DLC...
 

DanteSC3

[14] Master
I hate Xiba almost as much as @Rusted Blade hates Z.W.E.I. and Grøh, having him “replace” (except not really) Seong Mi-na was beyond disgraceful, worse than Kilik himself in SoulCalibur V having to use Xiba’s style instead of doing like Elysium and modifying the style to be his original like she does Sophitia to Pyrrha Omega.

But the idea of losing Hwang and Yun-seong to Xianghua’s other kid, the one who isn’t even Kilik’s, when I already don’t care for Leixia either, finding her useless and hating that we didn’t just keep Xianghua around it they were going to make the style more serious, which they did, but still... no excising Korea from the roster, it’s just not right.
 

SpellcraftQuill

[14] Master
I mean they didn't even make Kilik old. Like a kung fu master Kilik could have been cool. And we don't exactly have a clear image of what an "ill fate" is other than being reduced to a mimic who only copies males and lizardmen going by their deadnames. At least we don't have to see him shake his booty like Edgemaster.
 

DanteSC3

[14] Master
I mean they didn't even make Kilik old. Like a kung fu master Kilik could have been cool. And we don't exactly have a clear image of what an "ill fate" is other than being reduced to a mimic who only copies males and lizardmen going by their deadnames. At least we don't have to see him shake his booty like Edgemaster.
Well he's not going to look like a kung fu master at 40, Edge Master is hundreds if not thousands of years old, he gained his beard and booty shaking skills.

The "ill fate" is that he's isolated from his lover and son, that his son had to take a pilgrimage to see him, and that he'll have to remain in isolation from him, having met him, to continue his path to enlightenment. He's probably going to become the new Edge Master of Earth, while Edge Master looks over the Astral Chaos. That's the impression I got, anyway.
 

Crash X

[14] Master
I hate Xiba almost as much as @Rusted Blade hates Z.W.E.I. and Grøh, having him “replace” (except not really) Seong Mi-na was beyond disgraceful, worse than Kilik himself in SoulCalibur V having to use Xiba’s style instead of doing like Elysium and modifying the style to be his original like she does Sophitia to Pyrrha Omega.

But the idea of losing Hwang and Yun-seong to Xianghua’s other kid, the one who isn’t even Kilik’s, when I already don’t care for Leixia either, finding her useless and hating that we didn’t just keep Xianghua around it they were going to make the style more serious, which they did, but still... no excising Korea from the roster, it’s just not right.
I think Xiba and Leixia are the only two SCV characters you seem to hate lol.
 

DanteSC3

[14] Master
I think Xiba and Leixia are the only two SCV characters you seem to hate lol.
Patroklos: Flawed character, but in a good way. He grows and matures. Interesting backstory with Setsuka having trained him but he trends to his mother's style anyway out of love or respect or whatever, but still has a iaido-esque fashion with his sword tucked into his shield. Quite unique as a playstyle, too, a masculine sword and shield style for the first time since Link from SoulCalibur II. Arguably SoulCalibur III's custom Sword & Shield style, but Abelia being the champion of it, that's debatable. His Alpha style is just super fun, what Setsuka wanted to be but never could due to the games she found herself in.

Pyrrha: Foil to Patroklos, mostly does her job well. She's a tragic case who doesn't want to be where she is, but her life was ruled by others and she does her best to cope. Seems to be on the good path to get things set proper after reuniting with Patroklos and defeating Soul Edge and Soul Calibur. Her playstyle is basically just Sophitia with a smidge of Cassandra and some cuteness piled on, and her Omega style is a riot to see a malfested Sophitia style, and it's even better used by Elysium, which is cool.

Natsu: I really like the girl, mostly because she's got the right level of edge and spunk that's there but isn't enough to annoy. Sucks that she replaced Taki, I get it, but her moveset is just honestly leaps and bounds superior to Taki's, a lot more fun to play, and more interesting. We don't really have her full backstory, sadly, as is the case with the other two kids I haven't brought up yet, but I wanted to start positive and work my way down the list.

Viola: She's just Amy but without her rapier and with a spell orb instead, having lost her memories. Cool as an angle, sad we didn't get a resolution to her story arc, but it is what it is. Her playstyle is very unique and added a lot to the table, unfortunately support for the game was dropped before she could be fully balanced and she was either too good or not good enough before and after the nerf, respectively. Still fared better than Z.W.E.I., who was never good.

Z.W.E.I.: Shrouded in mystery, might be someone new we've met in SoulCalibur VI for the first time, because it's confirmed that Z.W.E.I. was not his original and natural state by New Legends of Project Soul, but it will be neat to rediscover him, should we do that in the future. His playstyle is also rather unique, and it sucks that he was always bottom of the lowest barrel in tier, because he has a lot of potential, just... needs to be worked on.

Leixia: Dear god, why. I know why, but it doesn't make it any better. Sheltered princess archetype, exploring the world for the first time, naïve as all hell, blah, just doesn't do it for me as a character, not even in my tastes at all. Would've been more interesting to see Xianghua's progression like we got a hint of Kilik's, especially because Leixia's moveset is actually far less silly than Xianghua's (thank Hwang, I guess), except it doesn't fit the character. It annoys.

Xiba: Kill it with fire. Everything about this kid is disgusting. Kilik was cool for being the Monkey King without actually being the Monkey King. Getting the kid version of him, while true to the Monkey King's character, just... is not pleasant to deal with. Especially when he's representing both Kilik and Seong Mi-na on the roster space. His moveset is beyond goofy and doesn't serve either of his predecessors. I'll admit that it's my own biases, like Leixia, that prevent me from liking this character, but it's also because he wasn't fleshed out properly to try and justify anything about him, and we didn't even get his feels trip to meet and have to abandon his father, as I alluded to above.