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Actually, the reason he is better with the sword than he would be had he been left to himself was Urahara's intense training. Without a proper training, I don't think he can use a Quincy bow with effect.
And as you said, he doesn't have to. For all we know, Quincy-bow relation is nothing natural. It's more of a tradition.
This doesn't mean someone without Quincy blood can acquire Quincy powers, but only he can do so without using a bow or arrows, which was introduced as their customary weapon.
Juhabach and driscol used the quincy cross alone however they do not use a bow per say. Perhaps high level quincy at large are not bound by the bow thing but rather they learn to use the holy arrow through a weapon which is suited to them.
On the other hand, I wonder more about the techniques in that perspective. I don't think there was info about techniques like Kirge's jail or As Nodt's thorns. I wonder how the Quincy were able to gain such special abilities and if it was supplied via an artificial method like Arrancar-creation.
well the VR quincy have been in the shadow realm for what - the last several hundred years- bach and CC fought 1000 years ago, during that time I see nothing to prevent them from refining their techniques and reatsu control.
ishda and his father and his grandfather seem to all be part of a more traditional quincy culture. it was said that ishdas father rejected the advancements made by the VR regarding Letzt stil - there is likely a weakness to it that we are as yet unawares of.
as for ichigos new quincy powers- blut vene is not a huge deal, its similar to what he did as a shinigami using reiatsu to absorb some of the attack. only now, it goes into his veins.
He will likely get the attack version of it soon. but even then it will only be a marginal boost and surely no avail against bach.
I am more interested in JB sword. It was like a light saber, and if ichigos old bankai could get broken by haszwald, while not even using that light saber looking quincy sword, then ichigo will need to develop his quincy powers and do the same thing with zangetsu. Surround it with reishi, not just the getsuga tenshou. Im thinking this will prevent JB from absorbing the spirit particles that make up getsuga tenshou-
like ichigo will need to use his quincy powers to keep other quincy he will fight from absorbing his energy attacks.- perhaps the jail is not the only quincy power that doesnt work on other quincy.
on the subject of cross and quncy using bows... a cross can also be a sword. attacking with the cross or shooting an arrow from the cross are both effective, but I like ishdas standpoint that the arrows he fires are being released from his heart, rather than from the bow itself.
sorry guys,but I must admit that I've not missed bleach at all,the last 2 chapters were really unbearable,that's why I'd like to tell you my expectations: bleach should improve this year by removing useless and pseudo-comical parts. and isshin's past should be revealed,together with some bankai...
As a big fan of little Bleach parodies, Bleach finally has reached a balance of development and fun as of late. My sole expectation is to see that going on in the next year, as well.
Anyways, I'm with the thought that Ichigo Zan isn't his sword, but rather his attire. Food for thought, I'm sure others have said the same thing before, I know I have.
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I never would've guessed you weren't enjoying this arc. Don't you read any other manga? I admit I complain a little on discussions for 1 or 2 other mangas because I'm a bit disappointed with the current arcs there in, but dude....your like the only one whose really complaining about this arc. It sounds like it's more you than Bleach itself.If you hate Bleach's comical moments, then err how the hell did you get all the way to chapter 522? There's always been a good number of them, but the arc that had the most was the very first one IMO.
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At this rate I'm getting more and more excited about the Ishida family and VR, I would love to know the difference, especially after all these discussions here and in the past.
Could one say that the Ishida family ("The last Quincy" or are there more secretly hidden? Plot twist?) are the pure Quincy, and VR the corrupted bloodline?
In that case, a showdown between pure Quincy and the corrupted Quincy using vastly different techniques, yet still similar, could be quite epic to watch.
Also it would redeem the pure Quincy family (SS p.o.v.) if they did stand up against VR, even if they don't want that redemption from SS.
It seems to me that Uryu's grandfathers idealism and dreams will come true, the Quincy (the Pure blooded) and Shinigami working together, but if so, when? Will it happen before or, the start, mid or late of the war? When will the pure Quincy appear? Will the dream of working together remain after the war?
I'm keen to believe that even Uryu was kept from a pretty well hidden secret, a whole organisation of the pure blood Quincy's remaining in cover, secretly training for all these years, however they don't want to destroy the shinigami, but some probably still hate them despite of that.
What these pure Quincy could be training for, could be to destroy VR, for whatever reason (Need a good reason), and perhaps, just perhaps, some share the same dream as Uryu's grand father did.
That I would find quite interesting, especially if Kubo can come up with a good reason why Uryu was never told about the organisation, and why it's being kept a secret (If it even exist to begin with).