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Well, Renji's Bankai wasn't broken, only his Shikai. And yet, his Bankai is now reforged. Same could happen with Byakuya's, maybe to a lesser degree, since Renji's Bankai could have been called "immature".
Renji's BK was broken since Byakuya broke it.
His sikai was basicaly broken for fun because he needed a new Asauchi anyway. Shikai sint being reforged as we have seen it looks the same.
His BK not only was reforged, but also as said by Kubo before this arc started it changed during the timeskip.
As for Byakuya just his sealed Asauchi was broke =n so he just needs a new one. His Zan wasn't damaged in anyway
As Nodt seems to have lost the Bankai part of Byakuya's Zanpakuto.Or is it As Nodt observing Komamura's bankai returning back to Kommamura?
Well if Byakuya did get his bankai part back,I guess Byakuya had met Nimaya by then.
But then that begs the question "can an old bankai be used through a new shikai"? I doubt his bankai returned yet anyway because Byakuya didn't receive one of Urahara's pills.
It's not really a "new" Shikai.Byakuya's soul didn't undergo any change now,did it? He would be making the same Senbonzakura.Well it hasn't been shown that Byakuya had recieved the pill.But since the pills just teleport near the captains,I guess it did.
Last edited by Knightmare of heaven 0; December 27, 2013 at 10:39 AM.
Just to clear things up, Byakuya was implied to have received a pill. This page shows that both captains and VC's inside and outside the Seireitei were located and received their 'pill.'
And this page shows As Nodt reacting to Byakuya's power leaving him.
We know all of the other three bankais stolen were returned and as the captains outside Seireitei were also located to receive a pill, the most likely expectation is that Byakuya received his, just like the rest did.
But even so, it is yet to be seen how the destruction of Senbonzakura's hilt is going to affect things. The only other time I saw a hilt shatter was here:
Renji's sword was recovered, so probably Senbonzakura can be too. Still, we don't know how Byakuya's powers might change, given the royal treatment plus the slight hollowfication of his bankai. That's going to be really something to see!
Fair enough then. Though the only way Byakuya wouldn't one-shot As Nodt if his power grows proportional to Renji's is if he turns out to be a LOT stronger with his Volstandig than we've seen.
It kind of depends on how the RG treatment actually worked though. It might increase Byakuya's capabilities by the same proportion it did Renji's, or it might not. It depends on whether what happened was that the RG treatment unlocked Renji's own potential or if it just piled a certain amount of power on top of his, if you see what I mean. Even if it's the former, there is the odd chance that Byakuya's potential happens to be lower than Renji's. Still, no debating that Byakuya will be strong as hell.
I think its fair that some of us, mainly those that got treated pretty poorly for our opinions get to gloat a bit 8)
Anyone think the Bankai will have a nice upgrade too? I wonder what it could be O.o;
Not all, far from all were debating in a bad manner but some were. They know whom they are :P
I don't know how he will hold up against Kenpachi but Byakuya has form the looks of it jumped leaps and bounds. Hes probably a top 3-4 captain now. No doubt top 5.
And Rukia did get bankai 8)
Last edited by Sanadan; February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM.