Soulcalibur VI Season 2 DLC character predictions

When Season 2 was announced, it was a highly pleasing sight. However, there are only so many slots that are available (of were three place new coming guest character Haohmaru). Given that Soulcalibur VI is timeline reboot that goes back to Soul Edge/Blade and Soulcalibur, it's safe to say that whoever these other characters (assuming they aren't total newcomers and/or ascended NPCs (e.g. Mortal Kombat: Special Forces' Tremor being made playable in MKX to use a rough example of what I mean) from SE, Soulcalibur, and Soulcalibur II are the ones who have the strongest likelihood of making it onto SC VI's stage of history.

No disrespect to anyone who likes any of SC III (Of which Zasalamel, Tira and Amy are in either by default or DLC), SC IV, and SC V's introduced characters, but I'm a bit skeptical of them appearing in SC VI (and I expect that they are more likely being saved for a potential sequel). However I have included at least one SC V character (Z.W.E.I.) if only because his backstory would be flexible enough for him to be present.

In ascending order, from least likely at bottom to most likely at top.

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  • Probably the most likely pre-existing character that will make it in Season 2. He certainly plays a major role in at least Seong Mi-na's Soul Chronicle (story mode for those who don't know) and also has an unique portrait (instead of a recolor/slightly changed one as other NPCs have in the Soul Chronicle mode). The fact he also doesn't have an NPC version in either Soul Chronicle nor Libra of Souls modes seems to suggest that Bandai Namco is going to make him fully playable.

  • So far he hasn't been directly referred to (neither by his name nor as Lizardman), but a "Lizardman chief" has been shown in certain scenes of the Soul Chronicle mode. Interesting of late, Libra of Souls mode displays for characters that are Lizardmen as having a unique axe and shield as their display as their weapon and fighting style (which no other playable characters have), possibly hinting at Aeon Calcos making a return in SC VI.

  • He has been an NPC in Soulcalibur VI (so far at least) with a major presence both in the Soul Chronicle and Libra of Souls modes. The fact that the development team has not made him an NPC opponent in either Soul Chronicle or Libra of Souls might suggest that they are seeking to make him his own character.

  • Though Astaroth is one big heavy hitter already present on SC VI's roster, but I'd like for Rock to return (along with his adopted son Bangoo, of who was planned to be playable in SC V until Bandai Namco pushed up the release date) if for no other reason than to reunite some more of the original Soul Edge and Soulcalibur cast. Granted, it is less likely he will make it in comparison to the three above him given that he doesn't have as large a fan base as those three. Thus barring the announcement of a Season 3 of DLC, he and everyone else below him are more than likely going to miss out on being in Soulcalibur VI.

  • SC III made some innovations to help differentiate him from his student Maxi, thus I'd imagine much of that SC III moveset could be implemented in order to make him a unique character and avoid complaints of clone characters on the roster. Though even then, he has had only two appearance in the entire franchise, which is less than or equal to everyone else who out ranks him.

  • So far he has only been present (as a playable character) in the console version of Soul Edge/Soul Blade and like Arthur in the preceding entry is already in Libra of Souls as an NPC opponent. However, the fact that he is presented as being an excellent martial artist makes it a little more likely than Arthur and everyone else below him a chance (though still slim) he can make it.

  • Though he didn't became a character of his own until SC III (prior where he was merely a palette swap of Mitsurugi present in the South Korean version of Soulcalibur), but I'm willing to count him here in this list. Highly unlikely given that he is already present in the Libra of Souls mode as an NPC with Mitsurugi's style.

  • Yeah he isn't the most popular of the cast, but he at least has some potential. Granted I'd rather Yun-seong (and everyone else below him on this list, except Z.W.E.I.) be saved for a potential sequel, but if anyone who was introduced in SC II (who isn't already on the roster or DLC), he would have the most likely chance.

  • Though he is a fairly minor character in the whole course of the Soulcalibur's storyline (in the original timeline), but I'd like to see him return with a somewhat expanded role (perhaps even having him being captured and experimented on by Azwel's group). However the fact that there is a far better known and liked mimic character, who you'll see upon ascending this list, makes it unlikely that he will be able to make it.

  • Say what you will about the installment (Soulcalibur V) he originated from, this is one character who debuted there that I'd like to see return and reveal a little bit more about his mysterious past (perhaps even a few retcons connecting him to either the Aval organization (as a rogue ex-member) or Azwel's group (as one of the subjects of his experiments). The fact that one character (who I'll refrain from saying for the sake of those not wanting to be spoiled) is seeking to change the timeline to avoid going down to the same path as SC V, perhaps Z.W.E.I. could be contacted by the character in an effort carry out that mission.

    If this list was of who I'd want to return, he'd be way higher, but as this is strictly gauging the likelihood of being on SC VI's roster, unfortunately I must place him here.

  • I can already imagine someone saying "Dude Heihachi is a Tekken character". Yes I'm well aware of that being his origin, but because the Soulcalibur and Tekken series(es) are set in the same fictional universe (though centuries apart), I'm willing to make an exception. At the very least it would be nice to have his style available to create a character in CAS that doesn't usually wield weapons.

  • Well we can easily rule the least likelihood of a return (aside from the Bonus characters below) being that of Necrid based on a combination of unpopularity (to put it mildly), a legal dispute over ownership of this character (of which Todd MacFarlane has contested with Bandai Namco), and the fact that a similar character, Azwel, has already been made to fulfill his niche/function/moveset. Though in the unlikely event that he manages to be in Season 2 (or future DLC Seasons), I'd like for his backstory to be retconned particularly establishing him as being the product of Azwel's research.

  • Like fellow SC II Bonus character Assassin, he/they is extremely unlikely to be in Season 2 (or any further seasons if they happen) as this is more a mook than a proper character. However, the fact that they returned as NPC enemies in titles after their debut suggests they have a little more relevance. Interestingly some NPC opponents in the Soul Chronicle and Libra of Souls modes are even named as being a "Berserker".

  • Yeah, I'm well aware that this is more so random mook than an actual individual character, but I'll include some of Soulcalibur II's Bonus characters anyway. He's dead last on the grounds that the character his moveset was based on, Hwang, has a very strong possibility of returning, thus having this character in the same season would be redundant and unnecessary.