Winning a Transcendence victory with Yang after killing Deirdre in the early game certainly didnt bother me. And Frankly i dont think that it would break inmersion any more than Kavitha and Barry being anything else but Harmony does. Another thing the leaders lack is clearly defined agendas. What is Elodie trying to do, what is Kavitha, what is Kozlov? The affinity system gives 3 ways to solve a problem but leaving not omly the solution but also THE PROBLEM up to players choice is too much. With that said id rather have canon affinities for each leader I like to think that Kavitha won by Transcendence and Daoming by Emancipation since the planets related to Harmony and Supremacy are called Nirvana and Xanadu.