I made a slight adjustment to the thread and the poll and remodeled it to a new discussion to keep it alive.
Now that he is appointed as expected by many, how successful Kyouraku will be in his new position?
Weaker than Yama-jii, stronger than Ukitake.
Hmmm...well Kyouraku definitely seemed to change :mono
Not sure what to make of it. He's not as laid back, but he's gotten a lot more badass :hip ... The best part about it, is it's a very believable change. Kubo in the House :hip !!!!!!!!
He will live up to the eye-patch and be awesome
. No doubt he will. In terms of personality, Shunsui (though a lazy ass) strikes me of a leader. A much greater & compassionate leader than Yamamoto.
He will still be CC by the end of the arc (alive)
. Mayyybe?? Anything goes from here on out. Juha may send his sternritters to destroy what remains of the gotei 13 & Shunsui (being the leader) ends up saving lives of many. This will further increase the threat lvl of the sternritters & Juha by exemplifying the true meaning of powerlessness.
Everybody is a dropoff after Shigekuni Yamamoto
He will get defeated by Bach
. Could happen if he confronts Juha & his follow sternritters.
He will team up with Ukitake to face Bach
. Unless he is suicidal, this isn't an option. He is needed as a leader.
He will face the professor SR again and win
For the most part I just think Shunsui will play a leader.
I think he'll be a good leader. He may be a tad bit lazy & laid back, but he has all the right leadership qualities. That's not really a discussion. However, I do have one concern. Will he able to earn the same respect that was given to the former Captain Commander from his peers? That remains to be seen :mono
The captains seem to have their vice captains be the exact oposite of what they are. Kenpachi is big and brawly, Yachiru is small and qute. Byakuya is calm and collected, Renji is a hot head. Soifon is quick and precise, her VC (name?) is slow and a cluts, Ukitake is calm and broken with decease, he has 2 VC. Toshiro is calm, cool and resevred, Matsumoto is outgoing and kinda lazy.
Shunsuis drawbacks are dealt with due to his extremely tidy vice captain. I see no problem with him being CC with her at his side.
No matter what, the old man will always be the fist thing that pops in my mind when the word Captain commander is mentioned. Shunsui is in a very big shadow, I don't think that Kubo will make him overcomes that shadow, so that people can remember Yamamoto more. But what I think is that Shunsui will use more unconventional tactic when approaching wars. We know that Yama prefers the traditional all out head to head. But Shunsui will be more wicked, go as far as using dirty tactics to win.
I always preferred Unohana as the next CC, she has that aura of authority hovering around her. I can't really take Shunsui seriously with his straw hat and pink komono... "Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?"
Obvious since the death of CC that Kyoraku is the next CC because before yama died he stated that he treated them like his own children including Ukitake
Back on the topic, I think he'll fight more seriously now that the C46 have stacked on him all those responsibilities he so much hoped to avoid :D
I don't doubt he'll go all out eventually, and the boss fight may turn into a team battle lead by him now (since there's no superman capable of fodderizing Bach in the ranks of shinigami now).