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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Aizen with ease
Aizen with difficulty
Yama with ease
Yama with difficulty
Just because Aizen wasn't being careful vs Yoruichi, Urahara and Isshin doesn't mean he'll be careless in this fight. He's still the same Aizen, and still possesses the same intellect, just vastly higher power than before. I believe he knew his limitations well enough to know that there was nothing Isshin and co could do to defeat him - Isshin's point blank GT was arguably the strongest attack thrown at him, and he was able to tank it and continue fighting as before.
If Yama truly is a threat to him, Aizen will realize this and act accordingly.
@ Takahashi, while I wouldn't call Yama stupid (obstinate perhaps), I wouldn't call his "I am the strongest and will destroy everything within a given radius including loads of my subordinates to make sure you die" strategy an especially good one, and ofc Aizen had a contingency for this, which Yama would have realized were he in the league of Aizen as far as intellect was concerned.
And shoot.. Yama's EJ was a guarantee that everything would be done. Aizen the hog' his accomplices whatever. Aizen was the more arrogant one. Yama didn't NEED RJ to kill Aizen. We saw this with WW. His fists would end Aizen's life. He punched a hole through WW like he was paper. Sokoutsu would make anyone mere flesh and bone distributed across the area.
Last edited by cloudo; May 16, 2011 at 04:07 PM.
While true and I agree, he wasn't wrong either. Yama was only hurt by his own power even if it was threw sacrificial methods, none the less his own power is what caused his defeat. Aizen underestimated Yamamoto's power, while Yama did nothing but called him foolish and naive.
You think that he was going to wonder if Aizen had a way to seal RJ? I don't. Even though he was faced with that dilemma, did it restrict his own power? Yama showed that Aizen was naive to think RJ was all he amounted to. He even goes onto say he underestimated him.
Well KS is really broken imo, and that is the number one problem from Yamamoto's perspective.
To be honest, even after 100 years of prep time Im suprised Shinji and Urahara didnt have a really effective way to counter KS at all.
Yamamoto used his experience (against numerous warriors in numerous battles)to confront Aizen through his personality rather than abilities or intellect. People used to mouth off about how Yamam-ji was nowhere to be seen on panel, while his subordinates like Komamura, Hitsu, Soifon and Shunsui were being cut down by Aizen.
Except, he purposefully did not make a move till he was the only willing fighter left on the battlefield. Aizens arrogance got the better of him and admitted that he thought Yamamoto came in too late. As the only resistance left between him and the Kings Key in FKT, Aizen personally went in to end things with his own hands where he fell right into Yama-jis trap.
If we consider that Aizen would try to counter Yama-ji’s zanpakuto with his zanpkuto, then we can say Yama-ji thoroughly out-manoeuvred Aizen in that regard. Personally when WW sealed Yamaji’s flames it was kind of an asspull when I saw it in the story.
So many IMO and IMHO used in this thread..shouldn't all of your posts be in your own honest opinion lol
Anyway I'm leaning towards Yamamoto with some difficulty in this round. I think the fact that Aizen was injured by Shikai level abilities leaves the window opening of saying that if faced against the same amount of bankai abilities, he could eventually be destroyed.
I'm not sure the same could be said about Yamamoto. On top of that, this is against someone without using complete hypnosis or vast intellect..which is what Aizen is really known for. This is more like Yamamoto vs. Broly than anything else and while powerful, the Captain-Commander takes this one..IMHO~
The logical explanation seems to be that Aizen wanted to be caught in order to humiliate Yama through outwitting him, as opposed to finishing him more quickly, which I think he was definitely capable of. It's not as though WW just appeared out of nowhere to save Aizen - he was created for this specific purpose, so to say that Aizen ever truly got caught by Yama is ludicrous. Aizen was in control the entire time. The only time I will concede that Aizen wasn't in complete control was when Yama used the arm sacrificing Hado against him, but this still proved not to be enough to come close to stopping him.
Last edited by ShootToKill; May 16, 2011 at 08:31 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I don't think shinigami have a chance against aizen in this form. Even in this form aizen already had power which shinigami could not even perceive so I really do think aizen stands on a level higher than yamamoto. The fight would be hard enough for yama without aizen being in the middle of a transformation IMO.
How many shinigami/warriors has Aizen slashed? How many times did he slice off their heads?
Yamamoto created a scenario in which Aizen could feel that he could critically injure Yamamoto up close, and personal. He wanted to see Yamamotos frustration and despair up close at how futile a position he was in....what he got from him instead - was a sly grin and a bleeding arm from the old man's fingertips.
How does Aizen create something that seals th great powers of RJ which he has never analysed before? Im sure the only times he has even seen its flames is back in the SS arc. I think thats contrived.
We cant say that Chrysalis Aizen will be more cautious against Yamamoto compared to Urahara...since he already considered Urahara to be his intellectual equal...or better? If he was so carefree against Urahara its not like he will be so crazy cautious against Yamamoto.
He already underestimated Yamamoto in his base shingami form...with this new power what would be different?
In the old days you would of never dreamed of attacking me twice without a plan.
Other than Urahara, Yama is the only one that warranted that type of attention. Aizen knew what he was doing when he attacked Yama. He was being careless because he had a plan (WW). Yama was threatening because of a very different reason than Urahara, his extreme offensive power. Aizen wouldn't be careless without good reason, if Yama's power was enough to warrant a serious effort from Chrysalis Aizen that's what he would get.