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They're high-tier. Don't mess with them or you'll be sorry.
They're mid-tier. They're outstanding but so are every other captain.
They're low-tier. New generation surpasses the old.
I don't agree with people who say Shunsui is a class above Urahara and Isshin, IMHO these guys are all pretty strong and evenly matched. Ukitake seems to be weaker due to his illness and poor performance in FKT but I'll reserve my judgment until he beats up someone. (If he ever will. lol) I think we shouldn't take Yamamoto's words too literally, IMHO what he says is that Shunsui and Ukitake aren't your average captains, that's it.
Ukitake ...well, what do you think about Ukitake now? Is he a bad guy or a good soul?
Been a long time, but now that I'm back (somewhat) I revisited this thread because of the updated information from Kubo's comments before this 'final arc' on Shunsui and Juushiro. He said something along the lines of Ukitake 'getting better'. And also said that information on Shunsui's bankai and his pink hayori would be shwon. Any speculators?
Are you referring to Ukitake's strength? Because in Repeat & Reboot Kubo said that he was as ill as before:
We'll definitely see Shunsui's bankai in this final arc, Kubo hinted that it might be powerful enough to take on even Aizen, which made me even more intrigued. The captains can't use their bankais due to bankai-stealing device at the moment, I guess it'll take a while before we get to this point. Ever since we saw Irooni (Colorful Demon), I thought Shunsui's pink haori had something to do with it but it seems it has some sort of history behind it, which means Kubo is planning to reveal more information about Shunsui and develop the character.Quote:
I thought of a theory where Shunsui's bankai is turning a child's nightmare into reality, maybe by unsightly figures. I can't see its power being as excessive and dangerous as Ryuujin Jakka, so, maybe it has got some sort of psychological effect on the opponents. I don't know, why else Ukitake would suggest him not to go bankai in an important battle? It's not like they're anywhere near Ikkaku or Yumichika in terms of personality, so, it's just a weak perception of mine, anyway (=
I expect Ukitake to go bankai, as well. Even though he has stamina issues going along, throughout all manga, little has been given away related to him. But even in shikai, he should be doing better than some of other captains, with Sogyo no Kotowari's attack reflection skill. I hope he doesn't end up dying, though. He's without a doubt the most lovable figure amongst the entire shinigami world.