I can understand that line of reasoning in a way. If you don't see them duel, I guess it is hard to get into a dueling mind-set with them if they are in the game. There probably won't be a regular Bakura. He is not in the files and beyond change of heart, idk what they would even give him. Idk what is going with Marik and Grandpa. Duke and Umbra/Lumis were on the leak page, but no images.
I wouldn't be surprised if Marik was only in the data for cutscene purposes and possibly events, similar to, say, Strings or possessed Joey. (Umbra & Lumis are likely in the same boat, and will probably just be used for a Battle City repeat, given they "appeared" in the event anyway.)
No clue what they'll use Solomon for, if anything.
(cont.) There is definitely a lot more hope for Kalin and Bruno since they are on the list. Atticus is on the GX leak list, but once again, I can't find any images. Then there is Jaden/Yubel and Zane again. But simply being on the leak list doesn't make them unlockable. Awhile ago, Para and Dox were listed separately and that was the tag duel. The other Jaden and Zane could be event only.
The only thing that makes me think Marik might still be real was the images of him on the character select screen, icons, and even a duel loss image. I don't know if they were planning to do it at first, but then looked at his cards and said "WTH were we thinking?"
Anonymous 8days ago
Waiting for Vrains
I want to see the same in the game as you can see in the image
Good day everyone!
There is a comment on Marik's page saying his file is replaced and he's not going to come to the game
I'm asking this because we have waited too long
And as duel link players the comment has made us really sad
So is it true? Or not
Since they cannot offer proof, fake obviously. That isn't Konami. Just some Marik hater who really wants that Revolver character from the later generations. I have seen that message before.That being said, I don't have much hope for the real Konami to give us Marik Ishtar anytime soon.