Hope her lower body isn't trash, I was really worried with Amy that her lower body was going to look terrible. Thankfully it looks fantastic.
Still going to be waiting in agony for this reveal.
This is my favourite design for Cassandra.That, plus the skirt in her SC3 design is how I want her to look.
Nope, not really and you're right, she's arguably unique among the core female cast in that, at least if we exclude the youngest three character (Amy, Talim, and Tira). Of course, that doesn't stop some elements of the fandom from trying to force the issue by creating their own fan service...There isn’t any sexual innuendo or fan service in this design that would contradict her characters premise either.
I think that may be a bit of an exaggeration: most of her moveset was consistent between SCIII and SCIV. I'll grant you that critical finish definitely could have been appropriate to her character though. Cassandra had always had a rather savage aesthetic about her moveset and having her clown about with a goofy/psuedo-sexual finisher (surrounded by inexplicable hearts no less?) was pretty odd. But as to the other, more minor changes that would have made her appear clumsy, I can't of examples of what you're talking about there.Out of all the characters she’s one of the very few who isn’t directly under the heel of Japanese archetypes.
Which is why I didn’t like her SC4 version.
Fan service became a main focus and she walked back on her ability to be taken seriously.
Even the slight changes in her moveset made her out to be clumsy instead of directly aggressive.