I would have had Orihime die in the battle with Ulquiorra. Her last words being some sort of profession of love for Ichigo, she dies in his arms and he gives in to his hollow. Scene shifts to the Sideways City. Ichigo throws his zanpakutou to Shirosaki (hollow) and tells him "You win. I don't care anymore..." Scene continues as it did, only Hollow-Ichigo destroys Ulquiorra (no little "Ulqui's heart grows three sizes scene), tears a hole into the real world by brute force, disrupting the current battles in faux-Karakura and throwing Aizen's plans out of whack.
Vaizards play a much more prominent role as the major antithesis to the arrancar (Arrancar == hollows who are like shinigami, vaizards == shinigami who are like hollows, after all). Ichigo becomes a background threat. Hollows are found around Karakura who are partially devoured, souls are found slashed to 'death' by a zanpakutou, and the hollow reiatsu pours out of Ichigo to make Karakura a much more foreboding place. Crime rises and violence escalates, making Aizen rethink using Karakura as the people are being poisoned by Ichigo's power. Now he may have to destroy it so a new "spiritually rich ground" can be found.
Good lord, I'm hammered...
What would have happened if Byakuya fought Szayel Aporro Granz in Hueco Mondo instead of Zommari and Kurotsuchi fought Zommari (Hueco Mondo) instead of Szayel?
Kubo obviously made both of those fights in the favour of the captains concerned. Zommari can control tons of objects at once, but not one hundred million blades. Kurotsuchi's bankai is only one object and he wouldn't have any "pre-prepared" information on Zommari. Szayel's "voodoo" ability is basically unbeatable against anyone since no-one can survive long with their internal organs being destroyed. How could Byakuya survive that?
Mayuri vs zomari
-Zomari uses his technique to take mayuri's limbs
-Mayuri fakes defeat but is impressed
-Mayuri gets bored and gets rid of infected limbs
-Mayuri uses bankai
-Zomari takes control of bankai head
-bankai explodes because it attacke mayuri
-Mayuri pulls a trick, invension or counters altogether zomari's ability with his intelect.
Grants vs byakuya
-Byakuya is considerably faster than mayuri. The odds of him being caught up for the doll technique are slim
-Even if byakuya is caught, he does not need limbs for bankai
-Byakuya uses bankai and strikes grants
what would happen is ukitake & shunsui decided to not to help the Ryoka?
I would think ichigo would have been to late and rukia would have died. Afterwards ichigo would have been surrounded by captains lol....
What would happen if the Vizards refused to help Ichigo control his hollow?
This one is particularly interesting, because it could, in theory, lead to a complete take-over by Shirosaki, and then what? Plus, their refusal might mean that the Vizards' role in the Winter War would be very different.
All Captains are at the war when it starts and so are the rest of the Espada. Things are probably going better for SS overall though. Thanks to Unohana being there(massive healing) and maybe even Orihime depending on how far her massive amounts of forgiveness go.
This is even if the Fall War happens. Aizen only started the war because he was confident that his ploy would split SS's forces in two.
Last edited by Onomatopoeia; July 03, 2009 at 07:52 PM.