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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
Team Cueball Cubed
Team Krazy Kidz
Team Cueball Cubed vs. Team Krazy Kidz
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Ushōda Hachigen, commonly referred to as Hachi, is the physically largest Visored. He was formerly the Vice Kidō Captain of the Kidō Corps under Tessai Tsukabishi. He specializes in binding spells, and as such is always tasked with making barriers for the Visored. He is skilled enough to use bakudō up to 99 without reciting their incantations. By his own admission, his powers are very similar to those of Inoue Orihime. Despite his unusual size, Hachi is actually very kind and gentle. He has been seen with a zanpakutō encased in his barrier right before confronting a horde of Gillian; however, it is uncertain what its powers are or if it is even a zanpakutō at all.
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Madarame Ikkaku is the 3rd Seat of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13. His captain is Zaraki Kenpachi. Ikkaku is a stereotypical 11th Division member — violent, fight-loving, and rude. Ikkaku considers fighting fun, just as his captain does, and tries to get as much fun as he can out of his opponents, so much so that he would take deadly risks to drag out the fight for as long as possible.
With his shikai command is "Grow," his zanpakutō, Hōzukimaru, becomes what looks like a naginata, but Ikkaku can use "Split" command to separate his naginata into its true form which is a Sansetsukon. Ikkaku's bankai, Ryūmon Hōzukimaru, gets increasingly more powerful as the fight drags on, interestingly different from most of the other bankai.
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While not an Espada, Wonderweiss is ranked in the same class of spiritual energy as the group. The child-like, virtually autistic arrancar has had almost all of his mental faculties removed by Aizen Sōsuke all for the purpose of enhancing his power and strength. In addition to having highly developed hollow abilities, he can emit a powerful battle cry that can be used for offense, defense, and even to control the entity known as Fūrā.Typically fighting unarmed, he also can release a zanpakutō, Extinguir, and resurrección, which allows him to seal the fiery power of Gotei 13 Commander Yamamoto's Ryūjin Jakka, allows for high-speed regeneration and the production of multiple extensible arms, and enhances his strength and hierro.
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Hinamori Momo is the 5th division vice-captain. She is very kind-hearted, naïve, and trusting, qualities that allowed Aizen Sōsuke to manipulate her into his unquestionably loyal, unwitting pawn. She is noted as being exceptionally proficient with kidō. The shikai of her zanpakutō, Tobiume, can shoot out explosive balls of fire.
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Cast your vote and discuss (logically) why you voted for who you voted for. Have fun, but keep it clean!
Last edited by vintagemistakes; March 05, 2011 at 03:46 PM.
Hinamori's fodder here. Ikkaku is too since he won't be going Bankai, unless that's another parameter the rules change, where it didn't Ukitake's taking it easy on kids. Hachi makes for damn fine support to make sure Ikkaku doesn't turn to paste, but his offense is nonexistent, and with Wonderwiess's massive offensive, he's probably going down eventually too. Barriers only last so long and all.
I think you can reasonably allow Ikkaku to use his bankai in this situation. The only person about whom Ikkaku would be concerned in this situation would be Hachigen. All Ikkaku has to say is "Hey, Hacchi! Can you keep this a secret?" and then release his bankai. Hachigen will keep Ikkaku's secrets.
Hmm, that makes it a lot tougher to decide. I'd have said Wonderweiss'd stomp em without Ikkaku's bankai... but with the power Ikkaku's bankai CAN have, and the amount of defensive stalling Hachi can do to allow it to power up...
But yeah, Hinamori's speciality is Kido. And she's about a hundred times worse at it than Hachi, so she's basically non-grata here.
WW's speed would obviously overwhelm both Hachi and Ikkaku, but I think Ikkaku's Bankai could provide enough time for Hachi to work with. Hinamori has shown creative use of Kido, but lacks the power to down either of her opponents.
Ehhh, too tough to decide, I'll wait for some more posts.
Concerning Hinamori, I think a team battle is the type of situation in which she shines best. When she came to the rescue of Rangiku in FKT, she showed how she can effectively come up with strategies through combining kidou with her zanjutsu. I think that, if Hinamori had a stronger partner at that time who could provide adequate cover for her, she would have been rather impressive. Luckily, she now has a much stronger partner in Wonderweiss.
I think this battle will work out to each team having a main attacker (Ikkaku and WW) and a supporter (Hacchi and Momo). Momo may not be as skilled in kidou as Hachigen, but I think she could still provide adequate support. Plus, despite everything, she is a warrior, whereas Hachigen is just a kidou specialist (and a support-type at that). Momo's fire balls and kidou net could provide enough distraction to provide an opening for WW.
I think hinamori is quite skilled in kido. Her combo kido technique might be able to hurt ikkaku a lot... if we take out hacchi.
WW is obviously powerful enough to kill both of them by himself. In fact, I actually see him blitzing hacchi the way it happened to poor ukitake . And even if ikkaku uses his bankai, I actually see it getting broken by WW.
Hinamori and kido would allow for more openings so WW can utilize
I am absolutely torn on this battle. One team (Team Krazy Kidz) has its main strength lying in the main attacker, whereas the other team has its main strength lying in the supporter.
Hachigen provides the best support of any of the combatants in the tournament IMO. He can provide defense, healing, and distraction. As long as he doesn't get speedblitzed immediately by WW, he should be able to see how powerful WW is.
Hopefully, WW goes after Ikkaku first, which seems likely as Ikkaku is more likely to try to challenge him at the outset. Once Ikkaku challenges WW, WW will likely make short work of Ikkaku. Hachigen shall see this, surround them with barriers, and heal Ikkaku. Hachigen should be able to hold off WW long enough for Ikkaku to returned to normal, and then Team Cueball Cubed can try to come up with a plan.
The question becomes what kind of plan would work?
It seems to me WW is more serious when he fights stronger opponents (ie urahara and ukitake). So who he attacks first depends on who he thinks has more reiatsu and power. Either way, he can move fast enough to kill either.
And lets say he does take out ikkaku in a flash, there is no way hacchi's barriers will be capable of holding him off. His cry alone ma be enough to shatter the kido. If we are to add in his strength, I see him breaking them like glass.
And let's not forget hinamori. I am sure she can somehow find ways around those barriers
Ikkaku's bankai broke against a fraccion so of course it can injure/shred arguably the strongest arrancar to pieces
@ Takahashi - Don't you remember? WW is Grimmjaw level
On topic though, this is actually a tough one, because Hachigen is pretty hax, but
WW is neigh unstoppable...I could see WW speedblitzing Hachigen, but that just seems really lame.
Last edited by UchihaHunter; March 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost