I never said it would be a cop-out for character development, I said it would be a cop-out development.How in the world would it be a cop-out for character development if Adult Master Xehanort was in Kingdom Hearts III? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Clearly misunderstanding my point. My claims of cheap and cop-out were about the plot, about this completely unseen version of Xehanort being introduced and used as the solution to a mystery (identity of the vessels) with no set-up beforehand.There is nothing cheap about fleshing Master Xehanort further through his adult life.
Because nothing important happens during it, which I already pointed out in your other thread. By Xehanort's own admission, the biggest moments of his life was his time as YMX, and his time as a Geezer. There's nothing to suggest his adulthood is all that important. The story skipped over it for a reason, and we got enough to understand the gist. Furthermore, Ansem/Xemnas, in many ways, can be considered "Xehanort in his adulthood" and fill that role in the story. There's just not really much point to add yet another version of Xehanort, one who wouldn't even be that distinct from the others and offer little for the plot as far as has been established.Why would his adulthood be any less important than his youth and elderly years in the construction to his character?