There's a third option! Not all hope is lost!
NiGHTS in game = losing merch
NiGHTS not in game = forsaken/ignored fanbase + icon
See what I mean?
NiGHTS in DLC = Waiting, but ultimate satifaction
TRiPPY, I laughed hysterically at the "But there's Big the Cat!" expression you made. Maybe we ought to pretend that Big's long purple ears and NiGHTS' horns.