Guys, i think by now you all should have realized this, you can actually duplicate your spheres to your other save characters. Last night i was fooling around with my characters, i set the vs mode to one round, i select my (1p)2nd dan kage vs my (2p)grand emperor akira using the same memory card(select kage with memory card in 1p mem slot, pluck it out and put it in 2p mem slot and select akira). Then, kage trash akira 7 times to collect all sheres with includes the item you get when you win 3 rounds excellent, exit to character selection menu with the memory card in 1p. kage's info will be updated and when ask for p2 memory card, i select cancel and non of the losses will be updated on akira. I repeat many times to collect the spheres until kage gets all the 7 spheres items and has all the 7 spheres on top of his life bar. To increase his rank faster i found, just pit him against my 2nd dan wolf fives times and exit leaving the wolf's info untouched(selecting cancel when ask for his memory card) but before kage goes up in rank, i let wolf win four times first and exit without saving kage's info so that i just need one match vs 2nd dan in kumite to rise in rank and come back vs kage again so that he can rise to 3rd dan. This is really a very easy way to rise and collect items. After my akira rised to grand emperor, i really didn't feel like playing kumite anymore as it is so monotonous. Hope i didn't appear foolish as this is my first post here.