I don't think it's a scheme at all. In fact, I bet it's to compliment Dio, since both use AP instead of MP.
At the same time, I don't see a reason for "No Zero" rooms in the future. He actually doesn't seem all that overpowered. Longer cooldowns for his stronger skills, slower movement with his sword unsheathed, no jump attack unsheated, no dash unsheathed...
Guess what everyone's not even gonna use in PvP?
Pinkie Pool's archnemesis: Oatmeal.