Neither can I, Digi, but it had to be stated.
With the statement about Rhode being a Noah, that I see as the sole way that she can get away with the duplication of a power. Yet it is still something we have seen before. I would like to see something diffrent from a General, expecialy someone who is both desperate not to return to the order as well as cunning.
One more stray thought just came to me, what if Cross is simular to Allen? In otherwords his eyepatch is actually covering a curse from an Akuma, and that might be why he is able to convert them. That may also cover the "I look like the akuma" thing too (depending on the curse), if your idea about the innocence is right.