I have been thinking of something:
I wonder if the comment aizen made regarding orihime having power which got into the realm of god was an actual reference to the king. Is it possible that orihime has some measure of power comparable to the king? Of course this would kinda apply to hachi too as he seems to have powers similar to orihime's.
But I really doubt if Soul King is the God. I actually expect him to be a normal person with sheer strength, exceeding everyone else on the way up. If he is indeed the God, someone must be really out of his mind to plan defeating him (Aizen) or it is debatable whether a God would need guards to perform duties for him and so on.
And about God... we have Soul King with some strange aura and eyes, and we have Ichigo, who has EVERYTHING. Human powers- Fullbring (Hollow) and Quincy (let's call it Shinigami-ish), and Shinigami's powers- Zanpakuto/reiatsu and Hollow. Noone can have bigger potential than Ichigo. Ichigo has every aspect of soul fused inside him. I think Soul King and Ichigo will interact in some serious way. Maybe Ichigo will be the next Soul King? He WILL be the most powerful person ever. It is Shounen, after all. xD
I don't know if Ichigo is destined to become the next Soul King. Well, because I don't really know if there's a previous or next for this position. If that really is a divine figure, there shouldn't be, but yes, this is Shounen.
Yet to be revealed things about Ichigo's past and family matters will enlighten the matter.
But we know as much. Every part of your soul has a limit, that you can't surpass. Ichigo's limit is far beyond any other being can achieve. There's no soul that can be stronger than him (maybe Soul King, we'll see what SK is), so him being Soul King or something close makes sense to me. ;xQuote:
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Since this is an off-topic chat..
Waiting for the Bleach chapter to come out
Well, the king certainly won't be the traditional monotheistic omnipotent god given what we have seen however that does not change that within the context of the manga he could be god or at least godlike. If aizen and juhabach are out to get him then we should assume that it is actually possible to kill the king and take his throne and powers. Perhaps to understand the king as god of the world we should think of him more like a greek or Japanese deity (which have finite power and can be killed ) rather than the more western idea of god.
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I think it would be pretty awesome if this current SK was at some point someone like Aizen who overtook the throne and became the SK...or smth like that...and also,I guess it would be safe to assume the SK is immortal ? My theory would be that he is somehow linked to something in that building,that maintains him immortal,maybe smth like a perfected Hogyoku,I dunno...
About the royal guard, I wonder if they were known as something different before. As we have come to learn the original gotei 13 which yamamato founded came by just about 1000 years ago however we have reason to believe SS military forces existed well before that (sasakibe being over 2000 years old and yamamoto being apparently middle aged back then). Now, if the 13 squads were originally known as numberless divisions then it would make sense the zero squad at the time was not know as zero squad as numbering it 0 would have no contextual meaning. Perhaps they were known as something else? Or perhaps they were just the royal guard back then... Or perhaps as SS military organization got restructured so did the royal guard.