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Last edited by Duniak; July 25, 2013 at 06:07 AM.
Urahara only had one of these 'cuffs'. Even if he could use them, he would have to somehow get close enough to touch Zaraki's wrists. Its an invention, not a technique. Comparing it to Ichigo's getsuga is a reach.
However, if you believe he did do it when Aizen cut him, from behind, with his judo chop technique - then I see no reason why he wouldn't be able to do it to Zaraki.
That said, if you state that he can not use this piece of technology, then that surely means that he (and therefore everyone else) can not use any other technology/external item outside of their zanpakuto. As Kisuke (or Mayuri) has not really been in a fight where he has not used some external tech (this is his style) then it is not really a fair restriction.
If you are going to state that the cuffs were made specifically for the Aizen fight, and so he wouldn't bring them (for whatever reason), then why did he bring the portable gigai to the Aizen fight? Why did he even bring it to the fight with Luppi, Wonderweiss and Yammy? Is the portable gigai also not allowed?
Please be more considerate of other people's opinions while you are proposing arguments and avoid any kinds of insulting comments, however they might seem minor to you.
Measuring strength? He can easily feel his reiatsu, he has full intent to kill like everyone in this tournament. It's enough for him to not look at Kenpachi swinging his sword like an idiot. He'd probably use it off the bat if such battle happened. We are here to judge outcome of the battles, basing it on character's feats, not judge if Urahara would measure Kenpachi's powers or not. To avoid arguments like "Urahara wouldn't attack Yoruichi" or "Kyoraku wouldn't attack a girl" mindset is clear, full intent to kill, right off the bat, no measuring power, not playing around, no regrets, going for a kill.
Quote:Aizen himself said, that it is a TECHNIQUE.Quote:
Both translations are confirming that. Unless, of course, you both are better at Japanese than translators and you can prove, that it wasn't called a technique. Or you're suggesting Aizen's statement is false and you can back up your claim. If you can't do either of those things, you shouldn't bother arguing about it being a technique and saying it is an invention.
Now that we know both reiatsu-sealing and GT are techniques, we can compare those two, as they're both techniques that come from shinigami's soul. The difference is Zanpakuto, that is ONLY a medium. And Zanpakuto isn't required to use inner powers, thus Zanpakuto has no real influence on a technique's form and character. Thus, both techniques are literally the same, just as Kido. Kido manifests reiatsu in a specific manner, regardless of user's own reiatsu (and it needs incantation for that), Zanpakuto techniques are using inner reiatsu to manifest itself in a particular manner, that depend on user's reiatsu. Now show me ONE difference between Urahara's TECHNIQUE and Ichigo's GT, except using a medium. (Is it offensive too? I mean capslock looks like I'm shouting, right? And shouting means being aggresive)
If using handcuffs is prohibited, quickly restrict Tessai and Hachi from using Kido! (That much of an irony is being offensive too?)
Last edited by Duniak; July 28, 2013 at 05:03 AM.
Zaraki Kenpachi: 10
Kisuke Urahara: 21
Kisuke Urahara advances to the next round.
You can discuss the results in Bleach Tournament Discussion Thread.