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Going by the Gotei 13 (not the former captains) I'd have to say Unohana, before her it was Yamamoto until he died I guess.
Now it's pretty much Unohana and Zaraki I think that dominate without bankais.
Shunsui may also be up there, he's very strategic and experienced.
1. Aizen -> Kyoka suigetsu is OP, and Aizen is OP too so, yeah, he's also my first.
2. Yama -> another OP, ultra powerful shikai, ultra powerful strenght, ultra powerfull speed, kido master, etc.
3. Kisuke -> his intelligence is in a whole different level, he can probably outsmart every single enemy, and that means winning against anyone that's not OP.
4. Isshin -> Just Aizen stating that Ishiin has pushed him to his shinigami limit, is enough to rank him this high.
5. Unohana -> Her healing skills mixed with her unmatched power, make her pretty invincible to me. According databooks, she's also the captain with better stats apart from aizen and yama.
6. Shunsui -> Even though he hasen't been showing a lot, i think it's pretty much a "fact" among bleach characters that shunsui is one of the strongest shinigami, and the current strongest.
7. Yoruichi -> Maybe I'm acting like a fan here seeing that some ppl are ranking her much lower. But I mean, she doesn't even need a zanpaktoh to fight. How badass is that? She defeated 50 onmitsukido members in a second, defeated yammy with a couple of punches (lol), also destroyed a building of karakura town with one punch. She has the shunko which is, along with Ishiin's getsuga tensho, the only thing that could visibly damage chrysalis Aizen. She's not only the best Hakuda user but also the best Shunpo user, being unmatched in 2 of the 4 shinigami arts (hakuda and hoho). Also her creation of shunko, could mean that her kido skills are pretty high too.
8. Shinji -> I'm assuming he's not a Vizard. His shikai es pretty strong, and he seemed like one of the strongest shinigami of the former generation. Both smart and powerful. Actually he reminds me of shunsui a lot, just younger.
9. Soifon -> If she didn't have suzumebachi, I would rank her lower, but I can't figure out how someone slower than her (which is pretty much everyone except yoruichi), can survive her speed/suzumebachi combo. No surprise she's the chief of the assassination squad.
10. Kenpachi -> He's like a little unohana.
11. Byakuya -> Probably the most versatile shinigami, he's pretty strong in every possible way, but does not exceed on anything either. His shikai is quite impressive, but not enough to rank him higher.
12. Gin -> He's regarded as a genious in soul society. He effortlessly killed a 3rd officer being just a child, and was cunning enough to almost give Aizen a fatal blow.
13. Kensei/Rose/Love -> I don't really know where to put these people, but I assume they are random-lvl captains not near of Shinji.
14. Toshiro -> He's very good for his age, his a genious also. But still he lacks the power to make his strategy effective. As Aizen said: "You are still very young, if you see a chance to win, you charge without a second thought. It is your greatest weakness."
15. Mayuri -> I put him here because he's very unpredictable. I think he's overall weak, but he's very intelligent and suddenly can use a weird device or something to turn the battle.
Last edited by metalia; October 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM.