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Also, it's supposed to be an extraction mission as well. Assuming Soi Fon is supposed to be fast, it fits her role too.
But I would send Hanataro, Isane, the blond guy who was shown alot (4th division), and then maybe more fodder 4th division.
Last edited by Dark God Zeus; July 25, 2009 at 09:30 PM.
Personally, I'd send everyone Yama sent, except swap out Unohana with Soifon, but still keep Isane and Hana.
Soifon could probably 2HKO Yammy fast enough, he's so huge she could probably just pierce anywhere twice.
Either that or switch her out with Byakuya. I'm sure the bankai nuke could kill Zommari, and Byakuya's shikai and bankai would probably be a lot more effective on Barragan, not to mention Byakuya's got kido on his side.
Also if I were Yama I'd feel a lot better about facing the top 3 if Byakuya was there-I mean obvioulsy if i were Yama i could killed each one of the top 3 espada without paying attention but id feel better about the battle as a whole lol.
Thinking back to the pendulum arc, Yama wanted to send the Kido captain instead of Unohana, so that he could do healery and it would not put the main healer on the front line before they were aware of the situation.
I think the situation is the same. Yama didn't know what the situation was so he sent the same balanced party, with the exception that he didn't have a "Shinji" to send. If anything should crap up, you need an experienced captain with so much power that they could wipe away a vastolord or two (yama knows Aizen should have some by now).
I postulate that there is no kido captain at the moment good enough to do the healing to replace Unohana. There is also no "Shinji" to send and considering that Ukitake and Shunsui are a killer pair, they are better off being the last line of defence. Therefore the reason for sending Unohana was two fold. The best healer and someone who can mop up, should things turn sour.
But I still reckon that Ken went just because he felt like it.
Why do so many people think unohana was a bad choice or that yama for whatever reason should not have sent her? Considering how the story has moved I would think anyone but her would have been a grave mistake. Isane should be a great healer, but she alone would have been unreliable in HM. Just one fight with a fraccion or numero would have at the very least exhaust her which would mean she would have been unable to heal the injured. on the other hand unohana has the skills to either scare or beat the shit out of the ordinary numero/fraccion fodder(as she did with rudobon) and rapidly heal anyone. She even has the strength to at least hold her ground against an espada(against whom people such as isane and hanotarou would not have lasted a second). Not sending unohana would have been a grave mistake IMO.
send Isane, the 3rd Seat and hannatarou and also send Ukitake's 3rd seats to guard them from Fraccion. dnt forget Yachiru would be there too with Zaraki, as well as Nemu with mayuri so thats 4 VC level combatants to protect the healers from fodder fraccion while the captains smite the big fry. Add to that the Kido core VC and you're good. I dunno thats how I would have done it anyway. Maybe even sent Nanao in as well so she does SOMETHING in this war.
All in all, for a healer to be useful or successful in HM, he had to be strong enough to kill and espada and easily defeat fodder(numero's and stuff) and skilled enough to heal everyone incredibly fast. If the selected person fell short in either aspect, then that person was utterly and hopelessly useless. The only one we currently know of who has such skill is unohana and no one else.
Komamura, zaraki, mayuri and Soi Fon my thinking is-Komamura and Zaraki can take it/are hard to damage. Mayuri can heal himself probably and Soi Fon is hard to hit. On the flipside id want my best healer there to heal people like Byakuya, Hitsugaya Ukitake, shunsui etc who are more human and some (Shunsui/Ukitake) more important.
Even if they had known the war was going to be fought at that moment, sending unohana would have been the only option though. It would not have change the fact that whoever they sent was going to fight numero/fraccion and espada and still had to heal the injured.
Either the Kido chief right now is rubbish or they don't exist. Or most likely, Unohana is just way more capable. The captains had to retrieve all the shinigami/humans from HM and bring them back safe. Nothing does that better than the flying monster thing. Not to mention Unohana can absolutely take care of herself AND anyone she is with.
If only we knew who the Kido chief was.
I forgot to mention that there was also the captains being trapped detail. The gotei 13 also probably did not consider the possibilty of the 4 captains sent there being held captive on the dimension. In that sense, even if they did expect the war to begin soon, they could have just cross the garganta back home. That was one of the things kisuke was supposed to do, make sure the captains are able to do battle.