-Honestly, I would prefer either of those things. And yes, I played FFX, and seeing Hyena/Noah similar to Auron would have made more sense.
Now seriously, when GDN began, I was also expecting a new character like a random old dog who knows so much about life and could have helped Orion with his character development. I do believe that none of us here or anyone else outside Ginga Board expected Hyena to be Noah. Look, I know Yoshi has a knack of forgetting things but if you're Yoshi, when you literally have Hyena seen as a ghost on a few occasions in GDW, not to mention that you also wrote about his heroic death during Murder S/Sniper's flashback, we would certainly expect that it would stay that way. Noah could have also been a lost character with a fate unknown like Batto or Koushiro (remember him, Yoshi? No? Well that sucks?)
But Noah is Hyena, after all. And as much as it doesn't make any sense for that to happen, it is what it is. But why couldn't it be some random old man as a Jesus Dog instead of Hyena (well, without the sudden levitation. Okay fine then.)? Damn it, Yoshi. Just damn it.
Being honest, i might procasinate on it nonstop because that's me being me when it comes to drawing/writing.etc but i might make an AU where that happen's instead, would make more sense imho. , also hahah "Jesus Dog" i imagined the walking dead character, just showing up like "what's up yo?"