oh if you want, you can have Reikeimaru somehow wind up fighting this guy, or use him as a serious enemy:
ALTERNATE REALITY COUNTERPART =O
Name: Reikeimaru Uzumaki
Special abilities: PLANT factor
Family: Naruto Uzumaki(deceased)
Units Piloted: Type HOGIRE Kai, Nine Ball Seraph
Background on why he's different: During the many different missions of fighting the Titans, eventually the group are sent 3000 years in the future after a fall out with Granzon(SRW OG)'s core, causing a blast to the future. With the help of new friends from Turn A, Xabungle, X and others, the crew make it back, however one does not return: Naruto, Reikeimaru's only family. This throws him into a maddening and spiraling depression, rendering him useless for the pilot of 00/G, and the A-Laws manage to overthrow the world, and they end up dominant. 10 years after this, every mech in the world is dismantled, and rebuilt into a new series: Armored Cores. Reikeimaru finally returns to the cockpit with his HOGIRE, built from the remains of Gundam Exia, however as a Mercenary for the company Anatolia. Insert Armored Core 4 plot here and For answer later. However, after the untimely death of his old friend Amuro Ray in his Crest Nine breaker type, Reikeimaru finally realizes his error, and sets out, with Nine Ball repaired into Nine Ball Seraph, to protect the world and have it finally taste peace after so many war torn years.
Personality: The loss of Naruto has obviously had its effects on Reikeimaru, as compared to his friendly and playful attitude, he has now a very hardened and serious personality. With Reikeimaru's new PLANT factor, he can use his life energy itself to power up his mech in every way(trans am, super mode idea), but at a high cost. Everytime he uses it, his hair turns black slightly every time, this shows an internal battery for him, when his hair turns comepletely black, he will die. Reikeimaru shows no mercy now during combat, and his piloting skills have increased dramatically since his brother's death, and now instead of fighting purely on instinct, Reikeimaru now incooperates strategy as well, making him even deadlier than before.
Mech info: Nine Ball Seraph(google it for design =P)
Pulse Cannons X 2(inside arm)
Laser Blade X 2(pulse cannons formed to make a blade)
Missiles X many(on back of Nine Ball's giant thrusters)
Machine guns X 2(on chest)
Hyper Seraph Cannon(Nine Ball folds up its chest to reveal this cannon)
Info: After the destruction of Hogire Kai and the death of Amuro, Reikeimaru repairs and upgrades the Crest Nine Ball into Nine Ball Seraph, quite possibly one of the strongest Armored Cores ever built, as its high speed Jet overboost mode transformation boasts overwhelming speed. However, Reikeimaru must take use of his PLANT factor in order for it to be fully used properly at full power, as in thiat form can it only use its high powered Seraph Cannon.
If you could get Reikeimaru to fight him, I'd love to see that, just a little request if that's okay~