Executive Meddling: The reason we didn't get to see Project Soul's vision for V come to fruition. A few years in, Namco cut PS's funding and staff and then forced Project Soul to release SCV early in order to capitalize on the relatively weak end-of-January market. What Could Have Been, indeed...
Fan Nickname: There are quiet a lot of these made up by the fandom — "Sieg/Sieggy", "Soph/Sophie", "Cass/Cassie", "Raph", and "Mitsu" are some prominent examples. Xianghua is often just called "X" due to the difficulty in spelling her name.
In V, fans came up with "Patsuka/Petsuka" for Alpha Patroklos and "Oprah" for Pyrrha Omega.
As a carryover from Tekken, Yoshimitsu is usually called Yoshi for short, but his successor, Yoshimitsu the Second from SCV, is alternatively known as Yoshi II or, for extra punnage, Yoshimitwo.