Simple observation: Chad gets screwed over a lot for fights. He never has a chance to beat a very powerful enemy(Captains, espada). Here are some examples.
Early Story:Beats one hollow. just one, without any ablity, like the one Orihime fought.
Soul Society: He took out a lot of weaker enemies, but he lost to Shunsei, a captain. Out for the rest of the arc.
Arrancar Arc: Attemps to fight Yami, but is pulverized. Spends rest of arc recooperating and training with Renji.
Hueco Mundo: Beats Mr. Afro(Forgot his name..Dordroni?), but gets slashed by Nnoitra.
See? Now, granted Mr.Afro was an ex-espada, that was a nice accomplishment, but I really want to see him beat Yami. They seem like a good match. So, any thoughts?
Chad now has the power to actually handle some espada. I would put his new power at an even level with ishida's raw power (or rather ability to gather reshi, seeing as quincy dont actually use their own power) Let's not forget his new attack arm is still very new. He's only ever had it out for 2 minutes in his life, and it's only at the early stages of it's evolution.
If you notice, it resemsembles chad's defensive arm in it's first form. I believe that it can also be upgraded to eventually reach it's peak, and dont forget we have the potential for full body armour...although i get the feeling kubo will ultimatly stay with the two arms, and maybe eventually extend to a torso.
Lastly, the privion espada #107 was gantenbein mosqueda.
I wouldn't mind seeing Chad beat Yammy, but I would like to see him defeat someone much more powerful than that. He talks a lot about wanting to be there with Ichigo, to help him, to have his back, but just defeating Yammy the 10th Espada doesn't really prove that when Ichigo can defeat Grimmjow the 6th Espada.
I want to see Chad be more closer to Ichigo's level of strength. I want Chad to be able to defeat a 7th level Espada(not saying he needs to fight that espada, but just in terms of strength, to be at that level). I want to see Chad to be right on Ichigo's heels in terms of strength. Though of course, I'm not expecting him to become stronger than Ichigo, but to be really worthy of having his back when Ichigo needs it. He can't really do that if he is getting beaten up as soon as he starts to fight a fairly powerful enemy.
i like the theory or a new main villain . but its not really gonna hapn.
ichigo or one of the viazards will probably kill or assist in killing him.WHY? i hear u ask .
rewind back ( to anime ep 62 or 63 i forget) after renji and ichigo's attack miserably failed, and they were lying wounded on the floor, aizen then started rambling on about his plans ( as all bad guys do) he then said that : shinigami have the four main attack types, kidou,step movements,zampaktou skills n hand 2 hand. he also said that when u max out all the potential in them and ur at the top of your game , thats it, uve reached the limit as a shinigami.
as any proper bad guy he's out for power through any means. now he has the hogyoku he definitely wont remain as normal shinigami , no it makes no sense, PLUS he's also metioned that he has the power twice the lvl of ur average captain.( probably why he was able to take out hitsugaya, renji, ichigo, and komamura without one one sword being laid on him and still have time left over for a menacing smirk at the end of the epidose )
the one who defeats him has to be more than an average shinigami, or aizen will dance circles around him. so we can rule out the entire gotei 13 including yamamoto. kisuke is a beat sneaky so i wont rule him out( he could be the strongest vizard for all we know, he did make the hogyoku)it could be a quincy coz we dont know their limits. i hope its not orihime. could be keigo or kon-sama ......... nah im jst joking.maybe not at his current lvl but sadly it makes sense for it stupid ol loud mouth, bleach haired ichigo .