It’s not that hard to suspect as much if they’re introducing Viola without the time skip.
I think it may be a little bit sooner, per the decent sales of this game, but I would still not hold my breath on anything less than five years, for the following reasons, among others:And besides as said SCVII should be sooner than SCVI was because there’s no internal drama this time and the series has its groove again.
I suspect SCVII is going to do more original stuff given Zasalamel’s secret ending confirming the reboot so they aren’t strictly bound by the continuity.
Yes, except we don't know for sure if they are introducing her earlier in the story (or at all, beyond some set-up). And they can just as easily place Amy's transmogrification into Viola earlier in the story; so even if you think Viola is coming early, there's no need for an awkward new element (Amy being duplicated/cloned/whatever) to explain that, when the plotline hinted at in the old chronology (Amy loses her memories) would do just as well.It’s not that hard to suspect as much if they’re introducing Viola without the time skip.
I agree that the Ockham's razor explanation here is that this is just metaphorical wording on Azwel's part. Buuuuut...there is something odd going on here, even so. Azwel speaks to Amy as if he's been observing her for some time and as if he is in a familiar enough position to note a substantial change in her character, which surprises him. He also makes a reference which seems to be suggest he views her as one of his experimental subjects. So, again, we really will need to see further dialogue to make heads or tails of this, but there are indications of some sort of retconning of Amy's story. I'd be surprised if it extends as far as changing Viola=enchanted/amnesiac Amy to Viola=a clone of Amy, though.Or maybe Azwel is simply using a metaphor to describe Amy's past. You know, how she's never had any agency? How some dude just picked her out of her old life, put her in his mansion and dressed her up in pretty clothes? How she's almost entirely without emotion?
Calling Amy a doll is the PERFECT metaphor for her, and mocking her in this way is very on-brand for Azwel.
This is the simplest explanation and it's hilarious that so many people saw this line and went to "OMG future clone."
I'm not exactly sure for Soulcalibur itself, but it could lead to a huge identity crisis storyline in which a younger Zwei brings her along, kicking into motion the whole birds of a feather thing. Those two are the only unique styles, and seeing Zwei comfort a broken viola could be quite a touching storyline. Her being a clone would beg the question of her real humanity, and as a creation of Azwel bring her to odds with Grøh. Her being a clone also begs the question, is she malfested? Or just a clone of a malfested. Her existence could also cause Taki to take an interest, whilst also linking Taki to Azwel.If, say, Viola is a clone created by Azwel, how do you think it'll change the course of Soulcalibur?
Dante, I really don't think there's a chance in hell of seeing Zwei in SCVI, least of all in a convoluted scenario that combines a Viola is a clone theory with your Groh=Zwei theory, either one of which is pretty convoluted and unlikely and which together would just be soap opera levels of goofy plotting--no offense intended! Viola is returning (possibly, anyway--let's please try to remember we really very little for certain at this point) because she was far and away the most popular original character of SCV. Zwei, with his lame emo-meets-bro look (seriously, that guy's design is so overdone and douchie my brain makes me smell hair dye and axe body spray just from looking at him), lame weapon, lackluster moveset design, ridiculous name, and stupid phantom wolf anime abilities, was one of the least liked characters of that game (and I would guess, near the bottom of the franchise characters people would want to see return generally).If we're getting Viola back, I'd say it's pretty much a given that we'd be getting Z.W.E.I. back too, since their fates are intertwined. And with the possibility arisen that Viola may be a clone of Amy, it could follow that Z.W.E.I. is actually a clone of Grøh. This also allows both styles to exist. I really don't think it's a stretch to say that cloning individuals is outside of the realm of possibility, considering Azwel's fascination with mad science and having other knowledge such as his studies on waves that are not appropriate for the time period. Yes, we're extending further into fantasy and away from reality, but in that it's already being done, and has happened to some extent already, these things could definitely all come into play. It may even be that his successful cloning of Amy is what led him to come back to Grøh, because he would see Grøh as a failure, so he would be trying again with a clone he could program to his own desires, where it would have no choice but to obey, as far as Azwel would be concerned, anyway.
Ugh, I can do without ZWEI. One overly anime fighter is enough.
No, we don’t need to bring ZWEI back especially not by some contrived twist that he’s actually Grøh. This is a reboot (even if you refuse to accept that), they can change things as needed.
I 'm not against Z.W.E.I., but his move's are terrible & why would a viable character like Grøh become a terrible character like Z.W.E.I.They have. There are changes, right up to Zasalamel’s secret final chapter that unambiguously confirms that this is a reboot. I really don’t need to see ZWEI.
Hilde isn't returning in SCVI and it's confirmed.Honestly, it would be a mind-bogglingly bad idea to put him in before pretty much any other character left in any SC game's roster (or for that matter, any reasonable guest), but putting him in before Hilde has even made the cut? I can't see that happening.
Don't listen to Frayhua--he's just trolling/talking out his ass. He's been saying "Character A confirmed for SCVI/Character B confirmed not in SCVI" for weeks now with regard to characters that are very much up in the air as far as any official confirmation or definitive evidence is concerned. We actually agree on a substantial number of the identities of the forthcoming characters, but I have to say his habit of misrepresenting their official status is getting a little obnoxious insofar as the confusion it invariably causes for forum members who aren't here every day to track the course of his bullshit and therefor often think he is relating some recent annoucement they have not heard yet. He must know that people expect "confirmed" means confirmed by the devs and he's been called on it repeatedly, but persists, because, well...Frayhau.Why is Hilde out from SCVI? Do we know Yell is someone already?
Yun-seong is almost certainly "Star"; "Yell" is most likely Li Long.Yun-seong because he's after Cassie & Amy on the popularity poll back in 2015.
A few weeks ago, I would have agreed, but I don't think there's any chance that Viola drops in Season Two, which means if she really is being prepped for a playable presence in VI, we are likely getting yet more support after season two. And if there is a third season, I can't imagine they will continue to defer Hilde. Insofar as I believe the Season Two Six are Rock, Li Long, Hwang, Setsuka, Yun-Seong, and Lizardman, if there were a third season, I would wager (and we're getting well into speculation territory here, but this is truly my best bet) the selections would be Hilde, Algol, Viola, and a guest character with two more CaS packs. But it's possible we're all reading too much into Viola, there will be no third season and, as you say, Algol, Hilde (and presumably Viola) will be reserved for SCVII further down the line.I believe Hilde, Algol and maybe Dampierre are being saved for SCVII. Mainly because that game will cover more events from that era and will also like start to go off rails from the OT where we get to see what’s really being planned.