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How would it look like? What kind of perosnality would it have?
How is he different from the Vizards who originally was pure Shinigami but obtained hollow powers? Did tehir inner shinigami avatar change or perhaps merge?
Heck, it'd be interesting to see Isshin's inner world shinigami avatar, perhaps it'd be easier to understand why Ichigo seem to be missing what is supposed to be a Shinigami avatar, cause Hollow Ichigo doesn't quite fit the bill.
I have always wondered about that too. There are two possibilities IMO. Zampakuto are not within shinigami from the get go. Well, they are, but rather the issue is that they appear to form over time within the shinigami. In ichigo's case his latent shinigami powers fused from the get go with white hence making it his zampakuto. Now if white hadn't come into the picture then the first alternative would have been to ichigo making his own zampakuto over time as shinigami normally do. The alternative would be that his shinigami powers would have fused with old man zangetsu. Perhaps the most likely scenario is that a zampakuto would have formed independently though.
Shirosaki is ichigo's shinigami avatar, that was the entire point of the previous bit with ichigo getting an asauchi. The manga specifically says white fused with ichigo's shinigami powers and ended up as ichigo's zampakuto.
Since his hollow powers are his zan, the black flame represent that only.
Even in the SS arc, when ichigo fought byakuya, he was shown surrounded by black flames (final attack, in anime), it could be the same case here...
During fullbring arc, it was mentioned that ichigo likes to be surrounded by riatsu, which was the case with his bankai and also his fullbring, i wont be surprise if the same is the case this time as well.
can Ichigo's released state be called BANKAI anymore?
i mean those quincy can steal bankai's so maybe Ichigo's released state will be a Quincy Release?or like Espada Release where he will change form like FGT mode so that the quincies stealing pendant can't determine if Ichigo release a bankai or not making those things useless
Assuming the apperance indeed normally develops over time, then it would have no choice but to mirror Ichigos own apperance since he had it from very early on.
It's defo very interesting perspective.
No clue on why shirosaki would look like ichigo... We have seen a few instances of zampakuto in the manga but generally they do not look like their respective shinigami at all. If anything the two we have seen aren't even anthropomorphic at all. Renji's is a baboon with a snake tail. hyorinmary appeared to hitsugaya in a dream and it was just a huge ass dragon. If we assume minazuki looks anything like the thing unohana rode in SS arc then it is a huge sting ray. Its also a tad weird that for whatever reason zangetsu was wearing a mask when ichigo got his zampakuto and then he appeared as we know him when ichigo finally got his two blades. At least if we consider the 2 factual examples (and the probable example of unohana) ichigo appears to be a somewhat unique case when it comes to the appearance of his zampakuto.
Now that Ichigo seperated Bach and Zangetsu into two different swrods. Shouldn't he have now two different powers he could use. I mean Bach technically shouldn't be able to use GT. Now that he and zangetsu doesn't share the same body anymore. So will we see Ichigo using Quincy ability's with his short sword and GT's with his katana.
Actually now that Ichigo has two Asauchi's like Ukitake and Shunsui should each of their Asauchi have a shikai ability? I mean one for each seeing that they are two different entities.
Maybe Ichigo's Bankai ability will be to absorb other spiritual powers. Then again, Ukitake kind of has that ability already.
Most likely, Ichigo may be able to do different abilities with each of his zanpakuto and could increase his "Getsuga Tenshou" attack. I'm wondering if, he'll still have his hollow mask or not.
This kinda makes sense IMO...Ichigo's Getsuga Tenshou prior to Hollowfication appeared to be VERY similar to a Quincy's attack in 2 ways; firstly it was a blast of pure spirit energy, and secondly it was a light blue colour (in fact, the EXACT same colour as Uryuu's arrows). My guess is that Bachgetsu was trying to pull the wool over Ichigo's (and our) eyes by providing him with a convincing Shikai technique that was, in actuality, simply a Quincy arrow in disguise (apart from it was formed from Ichigo's own energy rather than external energy).
So what do I think Ichigo's real Bankai will be? Well, if I've read it correctly, at the end of the Arrancar arc Bachgetsu stopped suppressing Ichigo's Shinigami powers; in other words, as you've pointed out, Ichigo's FGT incorporated more of his Shinigami powers, and as such took on an appearance that should look similar to his Bankai. That, IMO, is why the full colour spread looks a lot like FGT; because that's the true form of his Shinigami powers!!!
So in summary, I think Ichigo's Bankai is going to be a (perhaps) weaker version of FGT...It could even be that Ichigo's Bankai and his FGT are exactly the same thing (apart from the fact that this time he'll have less of a time limit and won't lose his powers forever)!!!!!
Last edited by Lee.J.Baxter; October 21, 2013 at 08:03 AM.
He did however, learn the 'black' GT from White, which I believe is the true GT. The 'blue' GT, IMO, is no different from a Quincy's arrow apart from the fact that its formed from Ichigo's own energy rather than energy within the atmosphere.