Pretty outlandish thought I know, but what if they actually ran with the idea?
These two little munchkin demons were only assists for Gargos, but what if they had a combined moveset, following align with the fact they’re a team, while also having a similar switch mechanic like ARIA has? Say both have 3x punches and kicks, but can be swapped on the fly for different play styles. (Izzik being a zoner, while Dretch is full rushdown, and each getting 50% health each, representing the two default lifebars) then in Instinct Mode, both are in a combined moveset, where Izzik is all punches and Dretch for kicks. Stage wise, they’d already share Gargos’ Astral Plain since they ARE his minions, but this could also fill the role of the 9th character for S3. And since Omen and Shago lack any real alt costumes, it wouldn’t be too out of place to put them in right into the 5th slot in the 3rd row. (Then moving the Random Select above Shadow Jago in character select)
Would the two lackeys from the final boss be unique to see, or would that be just a silly concept? I know there’s countless archetypes KI has potential for, but thought I’d provide an idea of giving the two henchman a shine in the spotlight.
Also, if they were to go through with this idea, they could be a boss for Shadow Lords mode. Say right before you fight Gargos, the two are sent to fight you first while the master prepares for your arrival, something like that.
Intro: Both jump down from the sky, before stating,
Izzik: "The master will be pleased with our efforts!"
Dretch: (Snarls, then cackles maniacally)
Ending: Portal opens behind them,
Izzik: "We are done here, Dretch."
Dretch: (Looks at screen) “See you in the abyss, losers!” (Cackles as they both walk to the void)