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The artificial arrancar stronger than most because their "limits" are broken down. (thanks the hougyoku) Starrk was already a powerhouse and Aizen probably didn't use the hougyoku on Starrk because all Starrk wanted was to be around others.Originally Posted by Crimson Blitz
Arrancars are hollow without the whole mask, so they can be included in this category...however, arrancar have shinigami-like powers, so as long as their hollow-like evolution is over, they can evolve in the direction of their shinigami powers...Nnoitra changing his zanpaktou is clearly not related to the hollow term, becuz the word zanpaktou is there and Ulquiorra's Segunda Etapa smells like bankai...
I think Hougyoku's functions need to be told, but what I'm interested in if the use of Hougyoku in generating arrancar has errors or not...
That is why Grimmjow and the others cannot evolve into a Vastrolord anymore
Hope the topic is finally closed v.v
^Actually, about D-Roy. The way I saw it, D-Roy couldn't evolve anymore, because Grimmjow had eaten a part of him, which stopped his evolution. Just like when Shawlong and the others offered Grimmjow to eat part of their bodies later on, because it would stop their evolution and made sure they wouldn't degenerate back into Guilian.
Not saying your theory is wrong: it makes sense that an Arrancar can no longer evolve the same way as Menos Grandes normally do. Just pointing out that it doesn't matter which part of D-Roy's body Grimmjow had eaten; it would've stopped his evolution regardless, whether his mask was damaged or not.
I still don't understand why Mashiro lost her mask when it's said she could hold it for almost a day. Wahtevs. SMH
Last edited by toussaintac; November 30, 2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
it broke mid-fight during his second match with Grimm
Mashiro suddenly losing her mask is obviously Kubo's way of getting rid of her for the time being. Plot devices such as "being able to hold [her] mask for 15 hours" are absolutely meaningless against Kubo. He does hold the final judgment in the plot/battles of this manga.
Not really. A diver might be able to hold his breath for 4 minutes, but when he gets into a boxing ring he might be out off breath in 30 secs. I have been fighting since I was six and most of my wins where because I learnt how to breathe correctly. Ichigo has been putting on his mask and fightin to the death more than the vizards. Am I reaching?
Now back on topic with the actual spoilers. If Tosen really does have a Vizard mask, he SHOULD at least be able to maintain it for a very long time. I mean, he is more important than Mashiro so despite the latter being able to wear hers for a good 15 hours, he will be shown to retain it longer than she can. Same goes with Ichigo; he only held it for 11 seconds but then his mask limit was extended because the plot required him to do so. This will probably be the case with Tosen.