Well probably a mismatch, but I'm just wondering whether wind can age.
Kensei's Zanpakuto is Tachikaze - it's shikai has the ability to manipulate wind. He has Air Blades, which releases transparent blades of wind which cut enemies from a distance. He can also charge his Zanpakuto with his spiritual energy and fires it as a white energy blast with extreme force.
His bankai caused a large explosion against Wonderweiss.
Baraggan on the other hand can age and deteriorate every object around him, release Respira which immediately ages and rots anything it comes into contact.
Incidently, who else would you argue can defeat Baraggan?
PS: Sorry for not adding a poll :P
Last edited by Bowser; July 18, 2010 at 06:12 PM.
This brings up an important question, is Respiera gas based? If so wind, and any really 'explosion' type tech would be able to easy divert, if not outright turn it back on Barragon. If so Kensei probably takes it.
However I'm inclined to think no, purely because Hachi did not try this despite there being a kido that directly involves such a thing, and Respiera was able to divert a powerful explosion like Soifon's bankai. It seems a more solid tech is the only type that can really divert or stall the thing, like the barriers and stuff. Hence I'd probably give it to Barragon in this case.
We never really saw how respira would work be affected by explosions or techniques of the sort. Soifon did not have many of those and the effect of her bankai on respira was hardly seen, we never got a situation where we could have seen respira blown away by her bankai. Hachi was a kido user but hardly a battle oriented one. Hachi specialized in barriers of sorts and even admitted he was not really suited for battle. Not someone which would provide us with chances of seeing respira being blown away. He did provide us with something interesting though.
Here we see how hachi's barriers managed to stall, even if for just a few seconds, barragan's respira. In that sense, respira was affected physically at least for a moment due to the inherent resistance the kido had. Now, what'd happen if a cero or a beam of sorts comes in contact with respira? It would definitely be aged but while it is aged it'd also move and displace the gas. In that sense, kensei's shikai and bankai could potentially provide a defense against respira considering it is based on wind and powerful explosions. Coming in contact with it is obviously not an option but he does have a chance to defend himself and even attack.
As the pictures in the post above mine demonstrate, respira, though it can age everything, is a physical gaseous material that can be physically diverted by coming into contact with an object. As such, the first paragraph of Random101's post is basically the right answer. Kensei takes this because his wind based zanpakutou would be able to manipulate the floating clouds of respira; if not in shikai then certainly in bankai.
Hmm so assuming he could deal with the Respira, what about the Time Dilation Field? Slowing down time around him and accelerating ageing too. He could divert explosions aimed at him no?
Keep in mind he manages to divert the first one with his time powers to keep it from reaching him. Were Respiera Gaseous, the sheer force of explosion would pretty much make this impossible. Granted however arguable. It really depends on whether Respiera is more 'Aura' or more 'Gaseous mass', and frankly I'm inclined to think the first one, despite the name.Quote:
But yes, the matter of respira is similar to that of barragan vs hitsugaya but even more complicated regarding whether respira is a gas or not.
i don't think it's just a gas, as regular as any other.
at the end, after he took the second shot from Soi Fon's bankai, he got pissed and started spewing what looked like powerful, forceful beams of the stuff. it shot forward in controlled, forceful streams, rather than just rolling out like a fog. blasted through the barriers quite quickly and hit Hacchi's hand and mask.
he may have been blowing it like a stream of wind. dont know how since he had no lips. i call plotkai!!!
But if he slows down Kensei's movements in close range he could get the advantage. Soifon who is one of the fastest characters we have seen had her close range abilities stomped by Barragan unreleased.
its cool to see kensei used in a campo fight, hes always seemed a little overlooked since his fight with wonderweiss was completly unseen.
i like kensei though, hes has above average physical strength, tachikaze is a powerful versitile zanpakdou, and he has his mask boost. it looked to me that his mask allowed his zan's explosion abitlity to transfer to his other limbs, so obviously punches and possibly kicks could all be very leathal strikes. but this wont win it for him against barragan, he needs to use range.
he showed that he can shoot a beam like attack during ichigos hollow trainging but barragan might be able to stop that. the ability i think can win it for him is the one he used in the pendulum arc
it seems like he throws out an invisible slice of air or something else and it seems very fast and has the same delayed explosion that his physical strikes have. i htink this ability could win it for him against barragan, i see no way for respira to stop it.
If he has a wind based zampakuto and can control some form of wind, wind is an element that doesn't age, which is like fire, which is like water, which is like earth- they have no 'age' because they aren't created things, they are elemental. When barragan aged soi-fon's bankai he did so to stop the explosion. When the explosion hit him it affected him. If Kensei can use wind, there's nothing to suggest Barragan can age wind. He'll have to rely on his aging for other things. So technically Kensei would have a bit of success IMO against Barragan.