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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
This is a bit of a crackpot theory but hey, why not.
Yhwach and Ginjo are the only known individuals that can give and take powers away as they see fit, Ginjo is more limited but still.
Shinigami can do this, but only through unnatural means such as Urahara's inventions. It's not an instinct for them, not in their nature.
Ginjo and Yhwach can more easily steal/give powers, with no need for complicated tools other than blood or the weapon they always use (Ginjo's sword).
And what is Ginjo? A Fullbringer hybrid. So could Yhwach be one too -- could Fullbring grant these kind of abilities when combined with other races?
Yhwach is the only Quincy that has displayed this strange ability, he is an anomaly. So, what if he was attacked by a Hollow when he was in his mother's belly?
What if he became a Fullbring-Quincy hybrid?
Normally this would kill the Quincy soul due to the hollow's reiatsu, but what if Yhwach was a very rare successful adaptation of such reiatsu?
My theory is that Yhwach is a true Fullbring/Quincy hybrid, and that the rest of the Quincies are not Fullbring hybrids, just plain old pure/mixedblood Quincy.
Because you can only become a FBer if your mom was attacked by a hollow, Yhwach couldn't have passed it on through his genes alone.
So Yhwach is the only Quincy to have survived the Fullbring process, is what my theory is.
The Fullbringers have crazy abilities like these and it could explain why Yhwach is extremely unique. Fullbring is also similar to Quincy powers -- it manipulates reishi objects similarly.
Fullbring manifests through your favourite activity or object, Tsukishima loved novels so his book became his power, Giriko loved his watch, Riruka her toys and sweets, Yukio his handheld videogames, etc.
Yhwach only had himself when he was paralyzed, deaf, and mute. It would make sense that he himself is his own Fullbring, or manifested it through the Quincy cross and made it a Quincy tradition.
A very handicapped person that wished to become whole or healed.
tl;dr: Yhwach is a Fullbringer-Quincy hybrid, a fusion of the two. A rare happy accident.
Last edited by Notak; March 04, 2014 at 06:06 AM.
Doesn't seen likely. The quincy are all born from Yhwach. he is the source and something entirely unique. A fullbringer gained hollow powers when their mothers were attacked while they were in the whom and got the trademark ability to manipulate the souls of objects. What Kugo gives or takes seems limited to fullbringers.
^That's why I was thinking that his Fullbring side allows him to distribute his Quincy reiatsu how he sees fit, just like Ichigo's Fullbring allowed him to access his Shinigami bankai reiatsu. Fullbring can be really hax.
Ichigo's fullbring however was born from his combat pass, Which absorbed his reitsu. So it had his power locked inside it once he manipulated it. Ginjo did much the same with his own pass and went bankai after adding it to his cross sword.
Yea. I can see how Yhwach's blood thing could be a very advanced and ancient FB ability, but on the other hand, yeah, there is no real evidence for this. It's more of a guess.
FBers can give their power only to their opposites. Juha can give his powers to humans, Hollows are opposites of humans... Juha is Hollow? I myself don't believe in it, but if we're writing crackpot theories...
I don't get where that "giving power to polar opposites" thing comes from.
Oooh, right, I see what you mean now.
If Yhwach is his own Fullbring though as I was thinking (or rather, his blood would be his Fullbring in this case I suppose) then I could see him being able to manipulate his own blood/soul fragments however he'd see fit.
Basically, he would manipulate his Quincy side using his Fullbring side. So the ability wouldn't really be like Ginjo's where it requires a polar opposite, because it would be a different ability from Ginjo's.
But yea, crackpot.
Or if he's not, I was thinking Uryuu could be, since we know for sure he is a Mixedblood. If he's part-human, I don't see why Fullbring is impossible for him. It could possibly be why Yhwach believes he can surpass him (unless that's a lie)
Last edited by Notak; March 08, 2014 at 05:14 AM.
And if Fullbring is Hollow reiatsu, his Quincy side would have to come from something else. But he's the first Quincy ever, so his QUincy side would have to came into existence from nothing, right?
Hmm, well Yhwach gave Uryuu his blood as I recall, but when Yhwach was a baby/toddler/child, blood was never mentioned... I guess someone like that without a prized possession could maybe use himself as the Fullbring object.
Fullbring bends things that already exist to the user's will, so what if he Fullbringed his Quincy side and gained this extra ability?
Yhwach was not the first Quincy ever as far as I know, but he is the ancestor of all the current ones, because it seems everyone but him died in the ancient war.
Thanks for the comments btw.
But if you're right... I think he's not the first, or the last living Quincy from the ancient war. We still have Uryuu and other Ishidas. Ryuken was supposed to "lead all Quincies". And Uryuu had to be given Juha's blood to perform the ritual. While it's normal for a human like As Nodt to get special powers after drinking Juha's blood, Uryu already had his blood, right? Or he didn't have any special ability, and Juha gave him "stronger" blood? Why did he survive the Auswahlen? Because his power didn't come from Juha's blood but from his original bloodline. Would explain Ryuken still keeping his powers without much problems. Only Katagiri had Juha's blood, but she wasn't an Ishida, she was just a servant. But it seems Kurosaki bloodline originated directly from Juha, too bad. It doesn't really explain why Ichigo kept his Quincy power. Or how he got Blut so fast despite not really being a pureblood.