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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
As we all know, (at least some) SRs have letters assigned to them, which are related to their special abilities. So far, 2 have been revealed - Kirge is 'J' - jail, Asnodt is 'F' - fear, it seems (damn, I really hoped it'd be freak or fetishist).
1. Any guesses on other letters?
mine: 'E' - emancipated, 'U' - The Underscore sir, I'm with you on "uselessly abundant use of Na in one's name" - so much for the known letters
'A' - ass, pretty much all unrevealed SR are candidates
the wrestler must have 'G' - Gomez or 'R' - Rodriguez! (Kyou kara ore wa joke)
'B' - Big Boss
'P' as puppeteer or 'M' as manipulator is probably already taken; otherwise:
'M' - Mohawk
'P' - pervert, psychopath, whatever you want
Considering the german theme of quincies and that SRs have letters, this doesn't put them very far from the term "grammar Nazi", no?
I personally don't have any guesses for the letters at the moment, but I'm thinking each letter stands for an atrocity that was committed against the Quincy long ago. The Shinigami made the Quincy fear for their lives and legacy, so As Nodt makes them fear. The Shinigami could have imprisoned a large number of Quincy dividing there force, so Kirge jails the Soul Society's savior. It's only a theory atm, but I think that would be cool.
Knowing Kubo, I believe the strongest among them will be "P" as it will meen Plotkai. Kubo might troll us like this.)
Ok, talking seriously, I didn't expect them getting their abilities by english names. As it would fit more to have abilities in german as they are asosiated with germans. It was a bit of a dissapointment for me actually.
Still, it would be funny if people manage to guess their abilities.
Well, a few guessings by now (these could change anytime):
J - The Jail (Kirge)
F - The Fear (As)
U - The Unison (as in music) (NaNaNa)
E - The Excess (Bambietta)
S - The Sniper (moustache old guy)
P - The Puppeteer (the one controlling Jidanbou, etc)
W - The Wrestler (lucha libre guy)
from the right to left. 1,2,3
So as we already know stern ritter E and F...
The ability of the girl who fights Komamura may be Empathy which allows her to anticipate her opponent's moves and act in advance.
I realized that I don't know too many words that start with 'u' so I conducted a little research here and decided that if it doesn't start with 'un' or 'ult' then the options are pretty small.
I'll go with umbrella for now, maybe Nanana can manifest his blut outside of his body so that he can shield other quincies as well as himself?
It seems that Kubo with last chapter is ruining up this little game
This are a few things I thought about and commented on in the chapter discussion thread:
Nanana: Letter "u". I thought it could stand for "the unseeing". His eyes are covered and it is not quite unlike kubo to have 2 colored folks being blind (tousen being the first). Perhaps U stands for "Ugly hair" though.
Nodt: letter "F". I would think that F standing for fear is obvious by now.
Bambieta: Letter "E"... Not to sure about this one. Perhaps if her letter is based on her being young I thought she could be "the early" or something of the sort.
For the guy shunsui is fighting I think he would fit the letter G or S. G for something gun related (the gun, the gunsman...) or S for the silent (he has said 1 word in the entire fight so far) or speedster (or something alongside that) considering he actually speedblitzed shunsui.
I do kinda find it a tad strange that the quincy have a german theme but the letters seem to fit english more than german though.
Rather than abilities I would argue stern rittern letters are based on themes. "The overkill" is not an ability, that is merely a personality trait for instance(or at least it seems to be the case so far). In this case I was saying the early could be a reference to bambieta being young or precocious. I couldn't think of a better word for that though, I am well open for suggestions. Even if it was an ability her letter was based on, what would work with an E? We haven't actually seen anything but it kinda seems like she uses a whip.
E for elastagirl!
This is the only weapon I have found which starts with E so far. It would perhaps make sense although admittedly the weapon itself is not overly useful in real life. It would fit perfectly have we have seen though.
I thought it would be fun for ppl to post what they thought some of the abc quincy power could / would be. some are serious --- some for a laugh.
A- quincy of the Aphrodite-... able to shoot a cupids arrow and glamour anyone into being an ally.
B- quincy of the Breath - ... able to steal the breath from an opponent.
C- quincy of the cat scratch fever-...able to get ted nugent songs stuck in your head.lol
D- quincy of the diamond skin- ...able to tank attacks with uber hard blut vene.
E-Quincy of the Eardrum-...able to cripple opponents with high pitch tones.
F-The Fear sternritter-...As Nodt?
G- the Gassious Sternritter-... able to poison opponents by making reishi gas.
H- the Hidden sternritter- ... able to hide oneself completely from opponents.
I- The Indian Sternritter-...able to scalp any enemy.
J-Opei of the Jail -... able to infuse quincy powers to those within.lol.
K-the Kicking sternritter-...able to kick really really hard.
L- loose grip sternritter-...able to make opponents drop their weapons.
M- Kirge opie of the Maelstrom-...able to make reishi storms with lightning.
N- Opie of the nap-.. puts enemies to sleep.
O-Opie of the Overkill-... we saw rage was his power gets stronger as multiple opponents die.
P-Sternritter of the Piercings.-... will pierce the enemy with multiple arrows.
Q-Sternritter of the quickstep.-... Will be so quick no one can kill em.
R-Opie of the Roar-...gets raged out and yells loudly.
S-Sternritter of the slime-... turns into the blob and smothers enemies.
T-Sternritter of Time- ...can slow or speed up time for attacks.
U-Sternritter of the Ultima-... can harness opponents attacks and multiply it- like nel.
V-Opie of the Voice-... can silence opponents
W-Sternritter of the Wonderweiss-... can slobber on any opponent
X-The X ray quincy- can see through anything.
Y- sternritter of yourself -... copycat quincy has a twin.
Z-Opie of the Zorro-... can make a masked getaway anytime anywhere.