But this takes us back to whether or not such a prospect should be explored? If the Illuminati are given a moment to shine (pun intended), then they should do so on their on merits with their own posse of characters. I am certain Vega can remain relevant and part of the story without having to swear allegiance to them or join them in any capacity.
The Illuminati still has a lot of gaps in its character ensemble.
The King: Bison = Gill
The King’s Desire: Ryu = Alex
The Traitor: Boxer/Seth = Urien
**The #1 Fan: **FANG = Kolin
Chief Scientist: Senoh = Dr. Woo
The Assassin: Vega = ???
**The Bruiser: **Boxer = ??? (Gill’s Fire Herald)
The Experiment Gone Wrong: Cammy/Abel = Necro/Effie
The Experiment Gone Wrong #2: Seth = Twelve
The One Who Grew A Conscience: Sagat = ???
See all those ‘???’, the Illuminati needs to deliver new original characters for those at least. I am especially interested in a member of the Illuminati that disagrees with both Gill and Urien, a character among them that grew a conscience and saw that what they were doing with their religion has become nothing but a corruption of what it was. They need branch out with more imagination and creativity or the Illuminati will NEVER be free of the shadow of Bison and Shadaloo.