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Ok, so I was just thinking about how Ichigo's name means obviously ichi for one, and go for 5. Now bear with me for a minute, what is Ichigo? Well, he's a human, a shinigami, a hollow, a fullbringer, and a quincy. What if Isshin and Masaki named him Ichigo because he's the "one" that is of all "five" types of souls? Maybe they knew already? It kinda makes sense when ya think about it. What do you guys think? Am I over thinking things?
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I don't think fullbringer constitutes a 5th type of souls to be honest. I would think fullbringer is simply a hybrid of human and hollow or perhaps a variation but not a 5th type of soul in the same contact as human, quincy, shinigami and hollow. It'd be interesting if the number 15 has some sort of relevance though.
Fullbring still gives him unique abilities though, regardless if it's a major change to how his soul work or not, it gives him possibilities to manipulate with particles.
For example enhance his Getsuga Tenshou into a tiny point attack, similar to how Yamamoto improved his bankai to the point of his sword.
However Ichigo at the moment can't control his Getsuga Tenshou once it's fired, perhaps Fullbring will allow that, just a theory anyway.
But the whole point about that is that Fullbring will turn out to be really useful, rather than just some garbage from an so far almost pointless arc.
But even so, what would be the 5th power? He's a Shinigami, Hollow, Quincy and Fullbring, what is missing? I can't think it's human, but maybe this is important somehow as well, allowing his soul to do something even more amazing... *shrugh*
Unless I'm mistaken, didn't Isshin tell Ichigo that his name meant 'to protect one thing'?
Edit: I kinda said it myself without realizing it till now, but that would allow for the 5th to be human.
If Ichigo is the protecter of all aspects of life, then there would be 5.
Last edited by Quantized; May 06, 2013 at 05:23 PM.
Shinigami + Quincy + Hollow + Hogyoku + ???
Maybe Fullbring but I'm not sure because the properties are very similar to Hollow.
It's just what I said, all five spirit types, human, shinigami, hollow, quincy, and fullbringer all in one being. That's probably why the SK is interested in him at all.
Ichigo also means "Strawberry". LOL
Anyway I wouldn't think too much about his name, also because it has been already explained throughly.
Besides I believe to have read somewhere the Kubo loves to think about such things as these, he might not be so interested in story telling, but he does love details and depth to his character names, and abilities.
For that reason alone, it should be kept with an open mind, that there may be much more to Ichigo's name.
While it's true it's a shounen, Kubo still loves this kinda stuff, so even if it's a shounen, it's still likely to have this level of detail.
@Author: Quincy and Fullbringers are human. If you make HUMAN different thing,then you should make a soul, shinigami and hollow 3 different things as well, or you should cross out human. Then you have either 4 or 6 types, so your theory doesn't seem right.
You can't just say it can't work out, that's just your perspective.
Fullbring are humans yes, but they don't live like humans, and they got unique abilities.
Who says it mosn't be the same type of soul? It could be aspects of lives, aspect of abilities, heck even realm of understanding.
Fullbringers see the world differently than Quincy, Quincy also have their own unique way to view the world.
Humans are without any knowledge, they are the sheeps who needs protection.
Shinigami and Hollow have their own views as well.
So if someone is to make peace between everyone with conflicting views, then Fullbring is fitting quite nicely into the picture as well.
I doubt that the Ginjou gang was the only Fullbringers around, like Quincy, there turned out to be more, just not pure blood Quincies.
The whole point here is, it depends on what perspective you watch it from.
Last edited by Duniak; May 07, 2013 at 05:14 AM.
If Ichigo's name does have more meaning, there could be several possibilities;
The numeric meaning, "1" and "5", could relate to 5 races (Human, Shinigami, Hollow, Quincy and Transcendental), the 5 royal Guards, or the 5 points of the Quincy cross.
The meaning of "he who protects" could relate to the protection of everyone, or a particular person/thing. If it means to protect from harm, it could refer to Masaki. If it means to protect as in to contain, it could refer to Masaki's inner Hollow (perhaps the Hollow didn't pass on through genes, but jumped from Masaki to Ichigo; in this sense, Ichigo acts as a sort of cage for the Hollow).
Since the manga was supposed to end after the SS arc, no. Any other explanation than those given in the first arcs is a retcon, it's as simple as that isn't it?