Hahaha! Your hatred for this character is an iconic staple of this forum. Since they've already confirmed that a teenage Zwei is around, and strongly hinted he'll be in SC7, I'm hoping he'll be less of an edgelord in his youth. Grøh is an edgelord too, but aside from the anime hair his design is tame in comparison. Maybe they'll redesign wolf boy with the same level of restraint, and rework his characterization during the events of the new timeline.Ugh. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Zwei looks like the guy who gives a university freshman her first STD after he gets her drunk on natty ice. Zwei is the bassist for a ska punk band who have only ever been photographed for police line-ups. When Zwei takes off those ridiculously anachronistic patent leather Steven Tyler pants, insects abandon corpse flowers in the heart of the Indonesian jungle and fly towards Newark guided solely by the stench. And as if the static character design wasn't bad enough, Zwei holds and wields his sword in such an absurdly stupid fashion, the floating werewolf ghost strapped to his back somehow, against all odds, becomes only the second lamest and most inexplicable thing about his moveset. If you showed Michael J. Fox a clip of Zwei's fighting style, Michael would feel perfectly comfortable saying "The f*** is wrong with this spaz?" without the slightest hint of guilt or self-consciousness.
I mean, I know he's coming back eventually, but of all the characters born out of a tragic series of decisions made by Namco concept artists who hadn't been let out of their SCV crunch time cages for six months, why would we want to hasten this guy slipping back into the roster? Seriously, I would take fifteen variants on Necrid before UberDouche McHilt-Flailer.
I'm also hoping they'll give Acht Viola's moveset, and turn her and Zwei into the "iconic" pair, since they're both number themed... warrior... things (the Soul lore is sillier than ever). That way they can separate Viola from Amy, and have two unique movesets in the game at the same time. I'm sure when Acht gets a little older she can adopt Viola's fashion style, and begin speaking exclusively through pretentious, middle school grade wattpad poetry (I hate Viola's personality as much as you hate Zwei's design). Maybe after the heroes defeat her she'll sustain severe brain damage.
I personally don't care about the lore at all, but clearly Project Soul does, so I'm hoping they utilize the migraine inducing timeline shenanigans to undo dumb, unnecessary stuff from V, like Amy's transformation and Sophitia's death. The Viola cameo in Amy's story should be a little nod confirming her fate in the V timeline and nothing more. Meanwhile, Sophitia should suffer two miscarriages, or somehow become barren. Some people have said that V's events should receive proper buildup, but no amount of "plot development" could ever justify replacing the iconic roster of characters with their lame successors.