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I believe it was said in an interview or whatever that most of the Espadas were Vasto Lordes...personally only Stark and Barragon were worth anything.
Only Starrk was a Vasto Lorde if IRC from an interview with Kubo.
It was a long time ago so I could be wrong.
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Eh. As I said, it's not something of huge importance to me or anything, I'm finding the Quincy interesting enough. Just have my doubts about the whole VL thing.
I don't believe Kubo has ever stated who was and wasn't a Vasto Lorde, in interviews or otherwise. The last Databook claims that a majority of the Espada were Vasto Lorde, but doesn't mention who. The anime flat out stated Harribel was one with her flashback. Ulquiorra shared the silhouette of the Vasto Lorde in Hitsugaya's description. Barragan was obviously a human skeleton. So I'm pretty sure 4 and up were Vasto Lorde. It get's murky around Nnoitra, who could be either or.
I've resigned to the fact that Kubo has shown his hand with the Vasto Lorde. They are done and over with. It's now the Quincys time, which I don't mind, but they are kinda scatter shot in terms of development. I guess because we haven't really spent as much time with them as we did with the Espada.
But then again, yes I agree with you that the VL's time is over and it's all about the Quincy now, and in all honesty, I'm almost certain that one of these Sternritters could decimate a VL. Well, maybe not decimate but easily take out one of them.
I don't think VLs have anything to do with the current chapter, you can state your opinions in relevant threads such as this one.
Yeah, back to the Quincy...
I've been wondering if the "choice" Askin was referring to is anything to do with Yhwach's successor. He's already declared Uryu the successor in front of all his subordinates, but Askin and Haschwalth seem pretty certain Haschwalth is the real heir and Uryu's just being used, which makes sense to me given the creepy 'Mask of the Ruler' connection Yhwach and Haschwalth seem to have. That said, I don't think Yhwach was lying about something making Uryu special. In the Memories in the Rain volume his grandmother was shown to have a Hollow scar, so I wonder if that's something to do with it. In any case, Uryu's evidently important enough to Yhwach that he wants him around. With him taking Uryu and Haschwalth to meet Ichigo (assuming that's where they're going) it seems that Yhwach's 3 key pawns are going to be together for the first time and maybe they're all potential heirs.
If he shows up in the next chapter or just on the last page (Kubo-pacing)
Otherwise I suspect that we will see just Ichigo´s fight with the femritters and/or some portion of the fight between Bazz-B and Shinji/Momo...
SO the real question for the next chapter is... will the femritters either be spared or killed by Ywach for failing when Ichigo defeats them?
(Thinking back on Cang du and BG9´s failure against their opponents and knowing Ichigo, he will probably spare them.)
Meaning that the femritters might be offed by Ywach on the last page as they "failed" to kill Ichigo.
Powering him up with four more letters before the confrontation.
ithink the femritters dont stand a chance. ichigo ilthe strongest combatant currently innthe game. unless the sternritter bring hax like gremmy, i dont see them being a threath. unless ywach has some sternritter hiding that are off the charts as well, an espada 2.0. but without that, i cant see anyone but yqach, uryuu, hachwaltz or full hax mode sternritterd be a danger to ichigo directly.
According to BadKarma and Viz, Askin wonders if he will be chosen or not, rather than if he will choose. R.I.P. "the Decision" theory. No. Burn in hell, "the Decision" theory!