I see what you're saying. You want charecters like sly who approach conflict differently. I too enjoy the twist superbot has put on their charecters and I feel we as fans should recomend more charecters that give them a chance to challenge themselve srather then limit themselves.
I can't see how Time control could work :/
Heihachi can spawn an item,the beachball from tekken ball,and other players can kick it to hit they're opponents
The time control could only really work as a super, kidn of like Dante's Devil Trigger, where everyone slows down. It would be too powerful as a regular attack UNLESS they invest time into making the Prince have another meter that fills up as he attacks people, which he can use to slow down time. I think it would be a little too cheap, though.
I didn't know about the beach ball that's cool. But yea time control would have to be with supers or maybe like a sly smoke bomb where it affects the person momentarly or part of a comb the longer the combo the slower time gets. Here's a thought. His level 3 can be rewind and takes back people's kills (his deaths)