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Until now,I thought that after FGT and regaining his Shinigami powers,he no longer had Zangetsu and Shirosaki,but that fused being,meaning that his powers are in balance,hence the reason he didn't even bother using a mask.But,from your post,I just got the idea that since Tensa Zangetsu cut got in half,it may also mean that the fused being itself has been cut and possibly(actually,I'm pretty sure about this),separated yet again,resulting in Zangetsu and Shirosaki again.Now,it would be interesting if he got a Quincy persona inside him now,'cause it would change his Bankai and also,to master his Bankai would mean for Shirosaki,Zangetsu and that Quincy persona to fuse.This whole affair of his Bankai getting broken has more than surely affected his inner spirits,which may have been either injured,either separated again(this seems most likely imo),either the spirits themselves have changed and are no longer the same.Quote:
Originally Posted by kkck
You remember how Ichigo was told the Bankai would no longer be the same? I bet you guys Zangetsu and "Shirosaki" split up after the bankai broke. Guaranteed and he will have to master his powers this time around.
it wouldn't be a bad thing :), so ichigo will master that scary hollow form which pulverized ulquiorra despite being in segunda etapa. but ichigo has to learn how to use his quincy powers too,that's always happened throughout bleach manga!
Thinking about it, ichigo also did not use his mask when he fought zangetsu/shirosaki during dangai training so perhaps there is something about the two of them being together. He didn't gain any hollow characteristics again until he got fullbring though so perhaps he was indeed manifesting all of his shinigaim and hollow powers from his zanpakuto alone.
I don't think that physically breaking bankai would literally split them in the inner world. The relationship between them does not seem to be like that so far. It is all a matter of who is in control and so far it seems that zangetsu was the one in control up until the dangai training. So if a maimed bankai is also a maimed spirit the direct result would be that at least one of them is going to get hurt and thus control can potentially change. Ultimately zangetsu so far seems to hold and control shinigami powers and shirosaki seems to be the one in control of hollow powers so if bankai got broken it is likely that zangetsu is going to end up more hurt than shirosaki and thus shirosaki can fight for control. Maybe next time ichigo goes to his inner world we won't see zangetsu with shirosaki traits but rather a shirosaki with zangetsu traits.
Or perhaps more interestingly, the two of them being overtaken and consumed by a quincy persona. Not sure what could drive a quincy persona within ichigo though. Zangetsu was driven by his desire to protect ichigo, shirosaki by his desire to take over ichigo. Of course, a quincy persona would not be quite beast like as a hollow so it would make more sense that it would be more similar to zangetsu than to shirosaki. More so, ichigo's quincy powers seem to be derived from his mother so it would make even more sense that it would protect ichigo than destroy him. Perhaps if shirosaki does get another chance to take over ichigo it will be the quincy persona who turns the battle in his favor. After all if there are 3 and only one is in control then it should be harder for shirosaki to win.
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About ichigo's quincy powers, what could he possibly learn which would be useful? The quincy have shown the following techniques so far:
1.- holy arrow
3.- Reishi absortion
At least those 3 make for the fundamental aspects of quincy fighting. Then we have:
3.- Spirit threads
Both of which seem to be in the realm of high level quincy. And then we have the usual individual techniques which the quincy have shown but has not generic name yet.
Anyways, how would ichigo manifest this? Ichigo is an avid shunpo user however as a shinigami hollow hybrid he already had access to sonido (which also seems to be superior to shunpo) and yet he never mastered. Holy arrow is not a strong technique to begin with. It is useful but what would it add to ichigo? ichigo is in principle a swordsman and for range he already has kuroi getsuga tensho and he never bothered mastering cero (which would be more useful and powerful than holy arrow). Spirit threads seems to be too advanced for ichigo, I can't imagine ichigo using that. The final or holy forms are not innate abilities, so far they seem like induced states by technology. I guess ichigo could get the tools to use it but how much sense would it make? Ichigo already has asinine amounts of power which he is not using, would he benefit from absorbing reishi? As far as a personal quincy technique I think that will still be within the realm of zangetsu. My impression was always that ichigo's zampakuto abilities covered the special abilities part for all of his inner spirits so even his quincy persona will have the same special abilities as zangetsu/shirosaki.
Right the next person that says Aizen beat the G13 is a fool he didn't it was actually Momo yes okay "Aizen" was fighting but it was a hypnosis which everyone was under so they thought they was fighting him which they was not, so the fact that everyone is beefing him up saying "aizen is this, aizen is that" stop he was only in a chapter for all of a panel and a page... I'm not gunna say that he's weak because there have been instances were he has shown his strength but for everyone to be Arse Tonguing him is really stupid...
Ultimately,I don't think that fused being was Zangetsu itself.It was,exactly what it was : a fused being,that had both traits of Zangetsu and Shirosaki(if I were to give an example,it would be when Goku and Vegeta fused in SS4,the new being was neither Goku neither Vegeta,but rather someone new,who possesed both their powers).On another note,the fused being did have one eye that resembled Hollow's eye,the blade exhibited both traits of Zangetsu's blade and Shirosaki's blade,the cloak itself changed to a fused form of Zangetsu's and Shirosaki's...So if anything,I would say that fused being was actually the original being,neither Shirosaki neither Zangetsu.At Dangai training,he attained perfect balance,hence the reason why I don't think the fused being was just Zangetsu with Shirosaki traits,'cause if that were the case it would have been possible to see a Shirosaki with Zangetsu traits,but as I said above,it was a new being with both of them inside her.The reason as to why he didn't use the mask in Dangai training was maybe the fact that Shirosaki was ripped out of him,hence he could not use Hollow powers anymore.
To be honest,I doubt we will see a Quincy persona in his inner world.I really doubt it,I dunno why,but it would be weird for Quincy reiatsu to manifest itself in a Zanpaktou's inner world(then again,this is Ichigo we're talking about).If anything,I see a possible encounter between Ichigo and his mother in his inner world,manifesting herself through Ichigo's reiatsu(I sincerely hope this doesn't happen,it would be the same as with Naruto,and I wouldn't like it).
What needs to happen more than anything now,is for Ichigo to go Jinzen.I mean,he freaking got new powers yet he doesn't even BOTHER to go inside his inner world,maybe now that his Bankai is broken he will go through the trouble of visiting his inner world.I'd imagine it's yet again sinken under an ocean.
There's also the possibilty that Royal Guards will teach/help Ichigo on regaining his Bankai.I'd lol if one of the RG actually says: " LOL is that Engetsu? "
On another note,can someone remind me,when Ichigo went Bankai against Kirge,when he said Bankai did he also yell Tensa Zangetsu or was it just a silent Bankai?(just like against Ginjou)
Edit : I doubt Ichigo will use any of the Quincy techniques.The only ones that could really benefit him are Blut Vene and Blut Arterae.Besides them,Ichigo won't use other Quincy techniques.
Having your power take on the form of a spirit is a shinigami thing. In that line of reasoning there was no reason for ichigo's hollow powers to have their own persona to begin with, yet there shirosaki is. I'd argue shirosaki took that form simply because shinigami powers were alive to begin with so any power which ichigo acquires will also be alive. At this stage it makes sense ichigo's recently awakened quincy powers will have a persona of their own although I do think the more likely scenario is that the powers will be held by shirosaki or zangetsu or both.
I am not entirely sure how we can say shirozangetsu (not sure what else to call it) was an entirely different being though. It was never refered to as anything but zangetsu and when he was talking about what he wanted to protect he was still talking about the stuff he said solely as zangetsu. Overall the appearance of shirozangetsu took far more from zangetsu than shirosaki in terms of appearance the personality was 100% zangetsu. If it had been a a "fusion" in a complete sense then wouldn't the final result of the fusion have had more similar traits to shirosaki in terms of personality than what we saw which had precisely "0" similarities to shirosaki in that regard. Appearance wise it was obviously a fusion but the end result still seemed to show the actual zangetsu as the one in control.
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Well,things are pretty confusing in that matter(shirozangetsu)...I'll drop that subject,since it's also a bit off-topic.
Shirosaki was born because Ichigo was already turning into a Hollow in that hole and because he found his spirit-box(or whatever that was)too late.It would make sense for a persona to be born,because the Hollow had already appeared and was taking over his body,yet Ichigo was able to stop the transformation.Yet the only manifestations of the Quincy powers inside were the triggered Blut powers,that's why I doubt we'll see a Quincy persona...plus it would be a tad bit weird(at least for me),to see that when Ichigo goes inside his inner world we'll see three beings (sitting at a table,drinking cofee and talking).The inner world is supposed to be the Zanpakutou's world,and that's why it seems pretty weird for me to add more beings to it.I'll agree that the Quincy powers will be hold by Zangetsu,that seems the most likely scenario.
Edit : I know it's weird but....why the hell was Mayuri experimenting on Kon ?!?! I'd even go as far as to say we'll see KON-SAMA fighting in this arc,I think Mayuri is trying to turn him into a soldier.LOL.
[I know it's not cannon,but in the anime,shirozangetsu didn't have neither zangetu's neither tensa zangetu's voice,on that note it wasn't the voice of shirosaki,it was a new voice altogether,a pretty deep voice that gives the chills]
I would say that the inclusion of quincy powers to Ichigo's current ones would occur by Zangetsu's gaining another ability, thus simultaneoulsy repairing Ichigo's Bankai.
Regarding the Zero Squad vs. Aizen topic; TBH I think Aizen is probably equal in power to one of the Royal Guard, as is Ichigo. I'm guessing Juhabach has chosen "5" special war potentials for one of 2 reasons;
- Each one is powerful enough to take down one of the Royal Guard; he needs 5 to take down all of them.
- Each one is powerful enough to replace a Royal Guard member should they be taken down; he needs to take them down or bring them to his side to ensure the Royal Guard can't reform.
I really find it funny that there are people who think Aizen can pawn any of the members of Squad Zero.
FYI - WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE CAPABILITIES OF EACH SQUAD ZERO MEMBER ARE. :mono
I think Aizen's strength comes mainly from his zanpakuto. He is a very skilled man, and he is powerful, but let's face it, Kyoka Suigetsu is the main reason even Yamamoto can't touch him. Even with Zanka no Tachi, Aizen cannot hit Yamamoto, but Yama can't hit him either.
Unless Aizen were to be close enough for Yama's bankai to destroy everything around him.
I doubt if ichigo will go for Quincy techniques, that will ruin the theme (or may be that can create a new theme that Shinigami and Quincies are brothers :D)