Too short! Should've given him more time to say goodbye to his little Hime.
Too long! Who the hell needs five panels of a guy fading away?
Just right! Tragic but not dragged out like the others.
Who cares? He was barely a character...
I thought Ulquiorra's death suited him.It wasnt too much and I thought it suited his character.Made me wonder if Orihime can bring back ash though.
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I think Nnoitora's death was pretty fitting for his character. But aside from Ulquiorra and Nnoitora all of the other Espada's death have been kinda "meh" at least so far. Szayel also had an interesting death, but his was more ironic than anything else. But i will say that Ulquiorra had his character developed the most out of any of the Espada thus far, so his death had more on a "impact". All i can say is that i hope that all of the Espada don't get killed off, because developing their individual character would greatly impact the series.
the ending. it was out of the blue but the ending developed his character
in an interesting way. that said I disagree with you and don't think he was shallow. rather as a realist he was correct about the heart.
emotions are arbitrary parameters of the brain. but in shounen
you have to establish some sort of pleasantness in the moral I guess.
and I agree with you on the last part. he "killed" Ichigo like three times
and the guy still wakes up fully healed. I'd kill myself too.lmao.
and that's my only criticism about the fight.
I don't care about the crazy power up Ichigo got. it was unsatisfying but
I don;t care. what I care is that there was very little consequences
as a result of this battle. Ichigo simply goes back to square 1 in the end.
he made no progress. that to me was annoying...
Will he just accept to keep being the horse, or will he try to become the king once again?
Evreything can happen, but I think an evolution of this magnitude on Ichigo cannot be without consequences. I have the feeling we'll see Shirosaki again very soon because Ichigonator was, for the most part, him!
Perhaps not for another inner fight (it would get boring and repetitive), but for proposing a deal with Ichigo, like cooperaing at certain conditions and such. If Ichigo is half hollow and half shinigami, then there can't be no king: there are two kings who must cooperate if they want to survive.
They have good chances to survive if they do that, imho...
If I understand correctly, Ulquiorra's eyes can be crushed so
that those who breath it in can experience reality as Ulq experienced it.
in otherwords you would see what Ulq saw,smelled,touched,tasted, and listened...
That's one pretty useful ability. especially to people like AIzen...
so do you think those eyes will have some role in the future?
for example one of those eyes could appear in FKT, and teach the espada
how to reach segunda etapa? or it could appear next to Aizen teaching him
about the new stage of our hero Ryoka!
what do you think? do you think there's any chance of Tite using
this ability to progress the plot?
Seeing how the eyes seemingly faded away, scattered into the wind like ash, I find it hard to believe they'd appear again.
Though, I'm not so sure Ulquiorra would be on Aizen's side anymore (if somehow brought back), his fight against Ichigo was more of a personal thing, he had to destroy that which he did not understand. Since he gets an idea of what a heart is as he dies, he might again aim for his personal goals, this time drastically different.
I agree, the ash thing puts a huge dent on the theory...
but for all we know it could be explained by saying it was a teleportation device...
and maybe his eyes aren't fully in his control. like it could be that when
he dies his eyes automatically react by teleporting themselves to a preset destination?
in this case either next to Aizen or next to the primera...
I think any eye that gets separated from him would have to be crushed before the new one grows out.
Ulquiorra has been killed by Ichigonator for good.
It's clearly shown in the manga he turns into dust.
Now my question is: where did he go? What has become of him?!?
We know that evrey hollow killed by a shinigami is purified and go to SS, unless they have committed capital sins during their human life.
So Ulquiorra should be somewhere in SS now, perhaps in Rukongai. Maybe he will appear again in the future as a shinigami captain and will be Ichigo's best mate!
Let's discuss this dudes!
There really isn't enough information in canon. I mean really, the purifying thing makes sense for your basic hollows, they are essentially one being. However... Once we get to menos and higher, things get a bit more confusing. I mean do they all get purified, or is it only the 'one in control', and in fact, is said one in control actually one of the hollows in the first place? Not to mention all the other menos it has to eat to keep it's individuality... Add that to them being turned arrancar and it gets more confusing... I mean did Grand fisher get purified himself? He was a single hollow after all before getting turned.
Similarly is their humanoid forms the one that gets purified in the first place? I really have a hard time seeing a real life person that looks like #5 existing for one thing. That's one messed up anatomy.
Hell, you can even make an argument that this is the reason ol' Yama saw fit to spare Harribel's fraccion rather than purging them, there's really nothing gained on the whole soul front, and you're pretty much just killing an individual conscience that never existed without restoring the beings that were destroyed in the process of making it. Boils down to What Measure Is A Non Human, pretty much. Particularly in regards to the 'Nobody' argument that was to be had with this trope.
Suffice to say we need a lot more information before we can make a call. Unfortunately the whole 'purification' thing kinda got pushed to the side ever since the soul society arc.