Remember that the numbers were given by Aizen, who saw arrancar as 'you can go and get killed when fighting in FKKT for all I care', so they could be screwed up to a certain extent (Ulqui especially, I doubt Aizen didn't know about his second release level). And maybe 1-9 didn't even know 10 went to 0 when he released.
People whine about power levels in Bleach, but honestly, almost all of those complains are really matters of A's ability perfectly countering B's, or enemy's thinking the battles over and completely letting their guard down only so the protagonist can stab them in the face, i.e Aaroniero and Tousen.
I know the whole 9-0 thing is a stupid explanation, but thing is.....come on, didn't anyone find it suspicious that Yammy only named himself as ARRANCAR Diez, not Espada Decimo, and the fact that Espada's 4-9 were defeated before him? Plus Ulquiorra saying Yammy couldn't defeat Urahara or Yoruichi in his current state at that moment. Kubo came up with the dumbest explanation behind it ever, but Yammy being that strong was actually foreshadowed, as crazy as it sounds.
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You're right, I did read some of the earlier chapters with Yammy a while ago, and I picked up on the little hints. It definitely wasn't something that was thougt up on the spot.
Anyway, this isn't a plot hole as such, but I was thinking about the whole Fullbring Arc, and it kind of bothers me. I don't think something fairly major, like the revelation of former Substitute Shinigami, who was also a half-shinigami half-human with hollow powers and a bankai should have been brought up, skimmed through and swept to the side the way it was. Ginjou's story needed a lot more attention, imho. I did enjoy the arc itself, it was a decent little story about getting Ichigo's powers back, plus we got an explanation for what Chad's power is all about (but not Orihime, interestingly enough) but really, the whole revelation about Ginjou came out of nowhere and then it went nowhere.
I mean, who was Ginjou's Shinigami parent? How did he discover his bankai? Was he at all involved with Urahara? How did he become a Fullbringer? Questions, questions, questions...
So #1 espada can shoot cero's without any stance and when released shoots the same punk ass cero's we see every Shinigami surviving,dodging or Kenpachi's case knocking them away like nothing....Starrk got serious when Wonderweis came n shot Shunsui...Kubo's writing is weak is what i'm getting at which weak writing leads to plot holes in his work or it looks as such because of his weak writing,Quote:
Yet she didn't much less did she beat him down the way a #3 ranked espada was suppose to.Quote:
So....A building falls does it make any sound if nobody's around to hear it? Whats ya point....WHen has collateral damage ever matter in Bleach to say it displays power....The war arc as the 1st symbolism of such as this and it sucks!!!! it doesn't mean jack shit to me as a reader this is not Dbz...Only Ulq displayed real power using collateral damage in HM.Quote:
NO Kubo wrote that Aizen stabs his useless espada that isn't killing anything...Mc.Jagger Starrk shows his dominance in battle and is shunted by shunsui and dies a pathetic death. And BArragan rightfully got owned by a bankia and Vizard Kido....O wait nope stupid ass writing says his own breathe melts him too Lmao!...Quote:
Hiyori put her mask on and fought Ichigo she was obviously stronger than any other VC...Stronger than a captain NOooooo. She's captain level not past or above it NOt HIyori and Not Lisa neither. Who was fighting a Hollow possesed Ichigo that doesn't show how strong she rlly is cause he was just a mindless brute...I believe her stronger than Hiyori but still they were both only VC so with their mask on I would say they are captain level but not above or beyond..Low captain level I would say equal with Hitsugaya as they weren't doing any better than he was.Quote:
Dude everything is happening and Hinamori gets up and slash Kira....Thats suppose to be Aizen...Then all of a sudden Hinamori is shown on Hitsugaya's sword...Who just before that she was stabbed by SOi fon and had her arm frozen and stabbed by SHunsui...Quote:
Bleach itself is a Plot Hole. Kubo is an ass for trolling fans with garbage work...
Many of the problems lead to bad detailing in the story such as Ichigos mom was she a hollow or a soul reaper or just human many of these have no resolution. My main point is there are many background stories but none for the sum of the main characters. yoruichi is not scene with a zanpakuto and was a captain of the 13 court guard companies. Then there is the latest bleach movie Hell chapter or verse depending on location. Is it after Aizen or before. They have the after weapons and the before weapons why is that I'm not sure. no offense to KUBO
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As for Yoruichi not being scene with a Zanpaktou, it could simply be that her fighting style does not involve large weapons. The only 'real' fight Yoruichi has been seen in was the one against Aizen, but for all we know her Zanpaktou isn't suited for battles. It could be more of a support type which wouldn't be suitable. There's also the possibility that there's a more underlying motive behind not using it against Aizen (same as for Urahara not going all out). Before you complain about this, you should perhaps sit back and wait for the series to finish. I'm sure there's a lot more to see of Yoruichi and your 'problem' will most likely be resolved.
As for your problems with the movie, that doesn't have much to do with the quality of the series itself. Kubo most likely had very little to do with it and it can be considered 100% fillers. Of course there's bound to be problems if you're basing a project on someone else's work without having a complete understanding of how it is/will be like. To this day, I do not understand why people who have problems with any type of TV/movie adaptation of a manga use that to criticise the original creator of the manga. It is not his fault.
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Lol movie adaptions are not cannon so they're not supposed to make sense.
I think, the main problem people have had with the series is Kubo's writing overall. He has great ideas, knows how to keep things interesting, but those things usually lead to no real resolve. Just more things to look forward.
For example, this "Masaki / Isshin" story is late. It would've been more exciting for the sake of the series, if this was made into a whole story arc, instead of an interlude of sorts like the "TBTP" arc. The fullbring arc was mainly about Ichigo getting his powers back, plan and simple and the additional characters weren't even interesting. Most people enjoyed it for the most part, because they thought something was actually going to be revealed and instead, were left with more questions and WTF impressions.
Yoruichi does have a Zanpakuto, but she is a more "hand to hand" combatant, so it makes sense why she wouldn't necessarily need a sword in battle. Look at Soi Fon and what she's done, despite her use of her own Zanpakuto.
Kubo also does not have to give us a detailed backstory for every character for that matter.... There are plenty of character's whose backgrounds we don't particularly need for the story to make sense. I mean, it would be nice to see more of how nemu was made but it is not crucial for the story for instance.
The bleach movie is not cannon, it is not supposed to fit anywhere in the story at all.
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