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I've followed the discussion a bit,so this post it's not a reply to everything stated before...hollows that remove their mask are arrancar, not hollow...these are terms so I think there's no problem with them...but if an arrancar or anybody claims he or she is a hollow then I think that's just pride, of his origins of his own self and looks at his or her shinigamification as an increase of power...
As for the development of arrancars...they do develop I think...as somebody said Nnoitra is the best example of evolving...his weapon changed and he got ranked up in the espada, though we don't know if these 2 things relate...but the evolution is obvious...there's always Ulquiorra, who seeked evolution and got Segunda Etapa.
The difference between the evolution of the arrancar and menos are just the terms... both entities can evolve, but arrancar develop as whole, shinigami powers+hollow powers
and the menos are improving their hollow powers thus aiming for adjuchas or vasto lorde status...
So the development can stop as a hollow(as noted by Shawlong), but when a hollow becomes arrancar, then a new direction is opened in where he can aim to develop...
Of course this last statement is just circumstantial info gathered from the manga, so until more info is shown on how hougyoku works and if there can be errors or not, then I think my assumption is logical
Can you give us the link for that pls, I just wanna know what exactly he said according to that. Can't remember it anymore..
Last edited by Evil3ye; November 29, 2009 at 02:06 PM.
Arrancars are artificial Adjucas and (possibly) VLs that are superior to their natural counterparts. Kubo hasn't really explained everything behind the whole caste of the hollows so I've no clue about the absorbing hollows thing
I wouldn't call them VLs, but UR right in a way...in terms of power they could be close and probably they are
It it's just Yammy's ability to become stronger by getting angry.
And what Ulquiorra said according the instand reg, does not match with that you've mentioned. It was actually said that it's not a special ability, since ever single hollow can do it. But a the most of them gave it up to gain more strength. Just he did not and still could use it after becoming an Arrancar.
And Ulquiorra's second release.. well he said Aizen didn't seen him like that and from all Espada he's the only one who's capable of it.
Oh and btw! Where exactly is it stated that Yammy and Ulquiorra were made by the Hougyoku? You know.. Espada 1 and 2 were not, and yet they were stronger, how comes Ulquiorra is weaker then am?
(pls don't start with 4² > 1,2 and what not.. because he's just not.. )
but there are some things that really do not make any sense to me in this manga. It's the fact, that Starrk and Barragan were confirmed not being made by the Hougyoku, yet being the most powerful Arrancar among the Espada (besides 0 of course )
Last edited by Evil3ye; November 29, 2009 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Last edited by zerocooldx; November 29, 2009 at 03:34 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Dude, I think you're mixing up the Hollow evolution, which surely is slow,.. with the step to become an Arrancar >.>
Last edited by Evil3ye; November 29, 2009 at 03:56 PM.