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What was at risk from the imbalance of souls intentionally made by the quincy was not the system though. The balance of souls does not sustain the political structure of SS or pays for the salaries of its politicians, the balance of souls prevents dimensions from leaking into the other. Presumably an entire dimension just spilling into the other is a bad scenario as the actual comparison which has been made so far is that such a thing would bring about the actual end of the world. In that regard as far as we know mayruri's actions did result in the ruthless murder of 28000 innocent men, women and children however the extreme scenario presented in the manga was that the alternative was to let everyone else die. So the choice mayuri had to make was to either sacrifice 28000 people and save everyone or just let the worlds spill into the other and see how many survive (if anyone). The manga has not elaborated on what exactly would happen if the worlds were spilled into the other but if at least 1 person was saved thanks to the choice mayuri made then it was worth it.
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And that said, the manga has rarely actually shown SS as evil. The only time where SS seemed evil was when rukia was about to be executed however that in itself was brought about by aizen and aizen alone as he actually killed the chamber 46 god knows when. The anime did show yamamoto as an evil old fashion asshole but that is only the anime, it is not cannon. remember the little speech juhabach gave yamamoto after he killed him? It was ultimately about how yamamoto and the gotei 13 were not as evil and ultimately did not have the capacity to not give a shit as in the past while current vandenreich emulates the old gotei 13 and their capacity to not give a damn.
Which double standart? The one were you claim that killing one person for another can't be justified, but let everyone die for the sake of a rather moribund experiment. Another shining gem right up there. "Since humanity has a history of wars, letting everybody die should be no problem" or is there another meaning behind those words up there? PS: Any dead person is one dead person too much. One person for the sake of two others is just as not accaptable, but it wasn't our choice nor jurisdiction, we haven't lived for centuries, we have nowhere near enough as much knowledge about the dimensions as those characters taking those decision did.
edit: Impulsive reaction, sorry.
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In fact, I think it's a brillaint observation, whether it's going to turn out true or not, it still is an interesting observation.
Will have to reflect further on that later, while I don't think it's a "littereal" parallel, it certainly have some things that seems interestingly similar.
Joke a side, the whole problem with this, and in particular with the manga page you linked, is that it suggest that Soul Society was naturally created alongside the real world, and all other dimensions, such as HM are not important to the balance. But if so, why is HM there? Heck we know by fact that there is a Hell dimension as well.
To me it seems more like it all was created, intelligent design if you will, cause it's messy. I'm not hinting towards a "God" in Bleach, but something isn't quite right here. It doesn't add up.
I could accept if there was a spirit world and a living world being in parellel, but what about all the other dimensions? It doesn't add up, it seems awkward.
I'm not saying it can't be so, I'm saying we shouldn't just accept that explanation, and keep trying to find a better one.
Anaxagoras, who lived in Athens, Greece, around 450 BC suggested as the first (In History) that our sun was in fact, a round ball of flames, and that all other stars were the same, but too far away to be felt.
Yet no one believed the guy, until many hundres of years later.
What I'm trying to say, don't ever stop seeking truth, and keep questioning, don't just settle with was seems convenient.
That's what we should do here, keep asking questions, keep reflecting about each others ideas, heck the more crazy ideas we explorer, the more we might actually eventually get closer to the truth.
As such, imaginating the 2 worlds collapsing into each others is a piece in the big puzzle, it might not be a right piece for that puzzle, but it's still important to consider it, like every other scenario's.
The two worlds collapsing making souls living in the same dimension is not even a theory I would bet money on, yet I still found it interesting, that doesn't mean I would support the theory.
Can't we just for a moment stop pointing fingers at each others, and actually sit down and consider the different possibilities? Being open minded, as it is.
Edit: Missed a few words.
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They do seem to be trapped from time to time by their rules which they follow quite strictly.
However the rukia situation was being directly manipulated by aizen. so it wasnt all just SS to blame there.
also- regarding another post, Kenpachi is not evil- He doesnt even kill weaklings... its more like he trades blows, lets the opponent get some hits in gives one or two of his own, and if those hits accidentally kill - oh well.. but when they survive, and he has a chance to take another shot- he consistently says the fight is boring, that he doesnt like to finish off weaklings... if anything kenpachi is a purist. not evil, just a creature that revels in battle. I know I would if I had the kind of reiatsu he has.
So the mystery is bigger then 1+1=2
And then you have souls that get redirected towards hell.
That Bach is a non natural entity or maybe even a fluke of evolution is pretty clear. Even his ability to take in the power of all the halfbreed Quincy. Thats really shocking. I mean he doesnt even care for his own offspring/kind. What is his goal anyways?
While it's true that SS didn't seem that evil overall while we read the SS arc for the first time, they however attempted to kill Rukia without questioning (Blind faith), and even Ichigo and his friends.
SS was primarily like "Shoot first, Ask questions later" towards Ichigo and the gang, and that's kinda evil in it's own way, so in a way both you and kkck are right at the same time, in my opinion.
I agree that Zaraki isn't evil though, he only seem to kill people raising a weapon against him, and doesn't seem to do killing blows if the target cant or wont fight anymore.
the chapters out, its pretty excellent, ichigo being that strong, wonder how long the soul society knew of his real strength, probably forever. they need to hurry up and show grimmjow, its been long enough its obvious enough.
I'm a little bit confused. How did Mizuiro know shunsui was the captain of the 8th division if karakura town was in soul society the whole time they were battling in the world of the living? -_-