I really wonder what power is Aizen left with. We know he lost the sword and its not the boss of the hogyoku...
The Aizen that had his fight with Ichigo would defenetly anihilate the Bach guy.
Do not misunderstand me. This is war and Yhwach (or Aizen back in the day for that matter) doesn't need to play fair. Kyoraku didn't play fair against Starrk either, and I loved it. Same with Kurotsuchi, or Ishida & Renji against Szayel Aporro.
But my point is that Yamamoto has (arguably) the highest raw power in the series, and that Kubo has proven that by making even the strongest villains defeat him with tricks and by sacrificing other people and/or using special devices designed only to hinder him. He did this for a very simple reason:
If Yama was not the strongest, then why didn't Aizen or Yhwach just walk in SS and slaughter everyone? It's not like anybody could stop them. But Yama was a formidable obstacle that couldn't be taken out of the equation by normal means, hence the cheats.
Aizen, for instance, used brute force against the captains but sent a modified soldier against Yama. Yhwach defeated Kenpachi with his bare hands, but used a decoy and a medallion against Yamamoto.
Once again: I don't care if the bad guys win by cheating. They're bad guys and this is war. But that ain't no fair fight and my point was that Yamamoto is on a different league. Would you call it a fair fight if somebody brought a gun to a fistfight? Hey, it's within their ability to purchase a gun, and shooting is an efficient strategy to end the brawl, right?
Same here. Yama has never been defeated by raw power or techniques alone (medallion doesn't count), and this is what will remain in my memory.
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I expect nobody will call Kubo a troll when Aizen returns at full power and fully capable of using the Hogyoku.
Oh, who am I kidding.
I dunno what will aizen fit in this final arc, maybe he continue his old plan with better plan or he finally become savior of SS but in his own way of fight. But in case Aizen still a bad guy, i do hope the remaining espada will kill him rather than shinigami because they should focus on Quincy now. With Yuha Bach already got Yamaji bankai plus his own power, im sure the current captain in SS cant do anything but perhaps high level captain will slow him down a little just to make sure all shinigami can retreat safely before the introduction of royal guard.
hey guys i have a theory ,maybe yamamooto knew that without his bankai he couldnt beat bach (he did go bankai at he first moment we he fought the guy he thought it was back) and he dies so the royal guard might step in also unlike aizen who knew about them back probably doesent.
about them i dont think they are sronger than yamamoto but they are probably sttronger than captaiins and wond need bankai in order to defeat he quincy and if they fight 3-5 vs back they can beat him (or so they hope and ichigo will have to save the day by by becoming super ichigo
I guess this chapter demonstrating yet another contrived plot to deal with Yamamoto, one wherein even the reasoning is unexplained completely and leaves much to be desired, showcases why the only reason I continue to keep myself updated with these publications is to see the remaining captain's bankai. Why bother suffering through this predictable and frankly uninteresting plot any longer than is made absolutely necessary. I can only hope that Unohana, Shunsui and Ukitake reveal bankai soon so that I can quit playing along with this farce.
yamas decision in fight seem pretty stupid considering his experience and got his bankai stolen. this chapter is boring .
mosty aizen role will be like piccolo role in dbz.aizen want to be god he cannot give his position to others so he will fight with them and even at the end he never really want to destroy the ss as ichigo when fight in his transcendent form told that he is all alone due to power and all. now may be the time to come back.
any guesses about the other 2 war potentials. may one from vizards and one from vasto lorde. i still want to see how strong true vasto lordes are.
within in 2-3 chapters now ss is going to annhillated. who r going to survive and how???
So Lloyd/Royd was actually strong enough to take on Yamamoto's Shikai? We could see before Yama went bankai, Bach's fake tanked the attack with his arm. He bled some, but he tanked it.
Or did Bach switch after that?
Or are the new enemies seriously that strong now?
Also, not liking the whole Aizen-thing Bach pulled off. It's pretty much like back then, and it's also been predictable ever since Sasakibi died that Yamamoto would be hasty and get himself f-ed up.
Aizen should go transcendent and kick Bach's ass.
I'm really hoping Ichigo will face Yamamoto's Bankai through Bach, and defeat it. He's the most likely to avenge Yama.
Last edited by Notak; October 03, 2012 at 07:47 AM.
Long time no post.
My thoughts on this chapter where the captain commander gets his ass handed to him are thus..
It had to happen. - Since Bleach has a habbit of timeskip storytelling I figure that this whole battle we have witnessed in SS for the last several chapters has been congruent with Ichigo trapped in the jail. hes hearing everyone get killed and attacked. It might** be that He just heard the captain commander get killed- this might be the trigger that allows him to break out of the Jail in the dangai.
I am kind of bummed that the CC looks like he is going to get killed by the Quincy king, but ultimately I feel it had to happen. We needed something to motivate ichigo into taking his power to the next level. Not FGT, but more along the path that the CC did, learning new things and techniques. It would be great if in some future battle with the king, he tries to use all the stolen bankai against ichigo. Ichigo would just deflect it like nothing. _ I remember him learning during the FGT training that there is no pain if he accepts the soul slayer because its a part of him, If he truly accepts it then there could be no pain. -- Well All of the captains have put their power into ichigo to restore his power, so I think that they are all a part of him now. If he gets attacked by their power its really a part of himself so he should be able to stand up to even the CC stolen bankai.
but thats theroy - time will tell.. Kubo is the troll king.
What I find interesting is what exactly was that explosion in Aizens prison.? - Seemed like ok the king was down there talking with aizen, and then when he left, then the explosion happened like maybe he injured aizen to make a point, I hope he didnt release Aizen, that would be a plot killer.
also, If what the king said was true and he asked aizen to join, why wouldnt aizen just say yes, and then go rogue after he was set free? confuzing.
it makes for good entertainment and SMH moments tho
Last edited by SaitoSpike; October 03, 2012 at 01:02 PM.
All the Yamamoto-haters should just hate the author since he is the one responsible for the predicament of his characters.
Although I myself am not happy about how Yamamoto Genryusai got handled by Yuha Bach, it was what the author wanted to happen in the first place and draw it in the manga. I can whine all I want but its not gonna change anything.
Prediction for next chapter, VR retreat as they pretty have done what they came to do. Speak to aizen, kill majority of SS, steal some bankai, and pretty much hand yama his arse back but this time with a cherry on top just to sweeten the deal. SS then will be on some major clean up operation with 4th division going mad trying to heal everyone... while all this is happening Ichigo hears everything but is still in the jail and then to end chapter Grimmjaw shows himself to be the mystery zan wielding dude
I don't know why people think the VR will retreat; they just stole the most powerful Bankai in existence, and nobody left can stop Bach. They're gonna trash the place to hell and back. The real fight will be with the Royal Guard and the Senior Captains once they get the hell out of there.
Heh, first i was wondering "Why Aizen would spend Eternity thinking about his decision", but then i was like "Oh wait, nobody will be able to free him anyways".
I think the reason why Ichigos bankai can't be stolen is because Ichigo and his Zanpakotou are one. But i think that was mentioned already.