What I'm looking forward to the most is Ichigo seeing Uryu with Ywhach. I don't think Uryu will betray Ywhach, at least right away, because Ichigo vs Uryu definitely has to happen. But I wonder who will be the one to fight Ichigo first, Haschwald or Uryu? I figure one will interfere while the other goes with Ywhach to the Soul King's Palace.
I'd theorize that Uryuu will be taken to the Palace along as the successor the the Quincy. Haschwald might stay back to take Ichigo on, after all. It'd make an interesting fight. Hopefully, we will get some answers during that fight about Bach's goals.
Ichigo's reaction to Uryu being on their side will definitely be interesting. I hope that Uryu's reason for joining is something more deep than avenging his mother's death. To be honest, I'm kinda surprised Uryu hasn't expressed any interest in killing Mayuri. That is another interaction I would've liked to see, but at this rate they may not encounter each other.
Did the other SR got their powers by drinking Juha Bach's blood like Uryu did or he is an exception? Because if he is, I suppose Ywach plans some crazy sh*t for which he needs someone else carrying his blood.
How high are the odds that either Haschwald or Uryu or Ywach will cast a "Sankt Zwinger" around their gateway to the RR just to block Ichigo for a bit longer?
(I know it wouldn´t work since it´s Ichigo but it might stall him for about 30 seconds or so...)
I really wish we could have seen more of the quincy spells in this war... Since "SZ" is supposed to be the strongest, then there should be even weaker or different ones similar to kido...
Random Theory: Stern Ritter "M" is "the Magician" or "The Magic" and is the expert of quincy spells... He might be wearing a white magician´s garb with a fancy top hat, a flower and a handkerchief in his breast pocket, wearing a long cape and a cane with the quincy-cross as top ornament. His spirit weapon is his cane that fires whatever amplified qunicy magic that he can throw out...
Throwing exploding reishi cards, pulling soldats out of his hat, draining spiritual energy from the opponent...etc...
And for some reason, I can´t help but imagine him talking like this.
"Oh ho ho ho! Look what we got here! Want to see a magic trick, kid?" (Throwing a quincy projectile at the opponent´s face.)
"Oh, where do you think you´re going kid? The show have just begun and I won´t let you interrupt it. Have a seat!" (Throwing sealing spell.)
"And now for my next trick! "the sawn-in-half Shinigami"! Is there any volunteers?"
As said, crazy theory:
In all seriousness though. when will there be a chance to see the rest unseen three stern ritters in this war as things are progressing now?
Anyways, whatever happens regarding Uryu, it'll be epic. If he turns on Yhwach and Haschwalth on the way to / in the royal dimension it'll be epic, but if he turns out to be a manipulating deceiving double-crossing evil bastard who's been loyal to Yhwach the entire time, it'll be equally epic! Personally, I think it could be somewhere between, where he's utterly psychopathic and loyal to Yhwach, but he witnesses something that makes him turn against him and die by his hand!
Someone who went as far as to suspect his own father won't be suprised by seeing a friend turn on him.
I am disappointed...disappointed with how Ichigo acted ever since his arrival.
"I WILL certain do something".
Those were the very words Ichigo confidently uttered in reinsuring Urahara when descending from the stars.
But now he arrives and toy with the enemy who were supposedly more devious that Aizen? Enemies who wouldn't and DIDN'T give a second thought in obliterating the SS and his friends?
He even went out of his way to scream at his opponents to dodge his GT blast because she would die... WTF!!
And now he suffers for it, and had Renji and co not been there, Ichigo would have either had to exert some of his strength to save his butt from the gangbang or outright fail to catch up with Juha and co who are now ascending to the stars.
Stop this nonsense Kubo and make up you mind on what you want Ichigo to do. If he is confident enough that he'd "definitely do something", then don't let him act up the instance the chance is given for his to do something.
Off topic Question: Maybe is just me, but with all the power up needed to Renji, Rukia, hollowfied bankai etc.. how could Orihime, Chad, Grimjow and Fullbringers be useful ?
- Yumichka, Ikaku and Hisagi might be use to show their bankai so we know what it is and then be saved by other characters that was less shown (Ukitake, Mayuri, etc..)
- I also think maybe Von del mar might have an agenda on it's own maybe something with Aizen perhaps? For some reason Aizen seems to always have a little something to be related in theses plot lol
If the above happens, all of the power-ups given to the Shinigami will be useless, as they'll essentially become antagonists; even worse, if the power-ups remain, it would mean we have some very powerful enemies to tend to. Whereas the Shinigami will revert to mindless beasts, Chad (a Fullbringer), Orihime (presumably also a Fullbringer), Grimmjow (a Hollow) and the other Fullbringers won't be effected as they're already in control of their Hollow personas, and they don't have Shinigami powers to begin with, making them ideal protagonists!