Soulcalibur Bonus, Guest and Misc. Character Recommended Weapon styles
When it comes to fighting games, not everyone gets to come back for every installment. Whether it is because the developers learn that certain characters are widely disliked (e.g. Mortal Kombat's Hsu Hao as a most infamous example), certain legal issues won't allow for a return (e.g. the situation involving Todd MacFarlane's legal battle over Necrid with Bandai-Namco and especially the case with guest characters), or simply because the developers decide to have certain characters sit out a game, the rosters of every Fighting Game in a series is never going to be exactly the same.
However, at least the Soulcalibur series has the benefit of Character creation (sometimes called Create-A-Soul) which generally has a very robust amount of options to creating characters, ranging from those from other Pop Culture fixtures from various films, TV shows, comics, anime/manga, and other Video game series and players' own Original Characters (DO NOT STEAL! ^_^). Sometime characters who have missed out on returning (e.g. Hwang, who hasn't return since SC III: Arcade Edition, or Sophitia, Taki, etc. missing out in SC V,) can be recreated fairly well. Hence, why decided to make this list of recommended styles to best (if also imperfectly) recreate the SC fighters who missed out.
Keep in mind for those who don't know, Creation was introduced in SC III and thus it would be impossible to make recommendations for Soul Edge, Soulcalibur, and SC II. Also cases where a Bonus or Guest character is already present (such as the numerous Chronicles of the Sword characters in SC III, or Darth Vader, Yoda, and Galen Marek/Apprentice in SC IV) an "N/A" is listed to note that it would be unnecessary due to that character already being present.
And asterisks (*) indicate that a character is available only as DLC