What is up with two versions of Shantotto in the trust system?

What's up with two Shantotto in the system? I mean Trust: D. Shantotto and then Trust: Shantotto. While there are differences, they aren't very great. Does this mean every other Alter Ego will get multiple versions of him or her? Just wondering what's up. (One thought is Square Enix feels the original trust was too difficult to get, but then again many of them are "difficult," so that idea can't be it (can it?).) --IBHalliwell (talk) 23:18, June 14, 2014 (UTC)

I gave the story reason on Talk: Trust: D. Shantotto, but the gameplay reason is likely this: SE received scathing criticism on the official forum due to the fact that Trust: Shantotto wields no weapon and stands around being useless after running out of MP. Another reason is that Shantotto won the popularity contest, so they're giving us a double dose of her. Lastly, this means we finally have 3 single-target, big nukers we can summon at once (Shantottos + Trust: Ajido-Marujido), so that's a good thing, and it may have been a reaction to criticism of the fact that Trust: Lehko Habhoka was totally botched into being a THF rather than a hard-nuking BLM like in the story quest. It's also interesting that we can summon a final boss. Perhaps we'll get Riko Kupenreich one day? After all, Trust: Moogle doesn't use any TP moves, even though Moogle (NM) has a full range of animations and attacks.--Blue Donkey Kong (talk) 02:48, June 15, 2014 (UTC)

D. Shantotto is Domina, a different character entirely. When there are two versions of the same character, such as Shantotto and Shantotto II, there are differences in what they do & can do. E.g., Shantotto does not melee, while Shantotto II does. Shantotto casts based on the day & Threnody, while Shantotto II chooses her nukes randomly--Snorglepuss (talk) 03:58, July 21, 2017 (UTC)