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Something's amiss about Aizen. The guy's spent over a year in an underground prison with no hope of acheiving his goals to overthrow the Soul King, and yet he's just turned down a perfect opportunity to escape (and being immortal, he should be able to easily defeat the VR once they've released him without the worry of being killed in the process)...
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Last edited by thornofcarrion; October 09, 2012 at 06:44 AM.
for example, we have seen Yumichika struggling to materialize his Bankai, that's why he didn't get Bankai. but if could get forced materialize, then he might achieve his Bankai in short amount of time as well.
Ichigo had the potential within him to achieve bankai, but if Yoruichi had not intervened, he would have had to take the time to train and force his zanpakutou to manifest, just like anyone else. Ichigo has a lot of available power and stellar potential, but he would not have achieved bankai or even lived through Byakuya's initial attack when they met for the first time if others (Urahara, Yoruichi, etc...) hadn't interceded. I think Kubo makes a point of using Ichigo to show us that power and potential are great things, but that everyone, even prodigies like Ichigo need to be humble and accept the help of others in their reach for greatness. It isn't a bad thing to need to rely on friends and more knowledgable people from time to time. The connections between Ichigo and his friends...even his enemies (as Byakuya once was) are all part of what is making him grow so quickly. There are many real life prodigies who never reach their full potential because they lack the heart, the humility and the personal connections to make it happen.
I'd have loved to see the conversation between the two.
You know, Kubo needs to think things through a little more. I just had this thought. If Royd could copy another's spirit and memories, then why not have him copy Yamamoto's so that he would know the location of the king's key? Either he's not aiming to go after the king, or Kubo just fell into a nasty plot hole...just sayin' And if the twins were smart, the other would have copied Juha's powers, *****-slapped him and the two would have gone to kill the king themselves.
Because he can't.
Royd could mimic Yhwach because Yhwach probably let him. Because he was his boss and as such he let himself be copied. It's not like he can show Royd a pic of Yama and be done with it. He probably needs to be near him, touch him or spend some time with the real deal.
And it's been stated several times through the manga that base reiryoku and reiatsu > special abilities. Royd and Loyd simply can't bring themselves to Yama and Yhwach's levels. Even Kenpachi managed to overcome his exact copy via sheer reiatsu, making the ability look like a complete joke.
Royd was an Sternenritter, therefore captain level "or higher", therefore capable of at least not dying immediately against Yamamoto's flames. Look at it this way: mustache Sternenritter stands up against Kyoraku, who stood up against Yamamoto. We can conclude then that the average Sternenritter can at least endure a little against the CC even if he is to be obviously defeated in the end. Nodt and the others were instapwned because they probably switched into Blut Arterie and forgot about defending.
Royd was a decoy whose purpose ws only to stall Yamamoto and bring out his true power. He was supposed to die. That's it. It's not very epic nor satisfying, but it's far from being a plot hole.
What I rather see as a plot hole (or troll) is the power measures between Royd and Loyd: Royd beat Kenpachi without significant effort (at least I didn't see it on him), while it was indirectly stated that he can't mimic power. Loyd, on the other hand, was supposed to be the one able to mimic power and therefore should be stronger than Royd, after mimicking Kenpachi, but got beaten by him rather easily.
This needs to be explained better (if what Kirge said about Bach being able to adjust the strength of their Blut somehow, for example). But if one SR was strong enough to beat Kenpachi, why couldn't it be so with the rest?
Loyd's problem was that he could never be better than his opponent who is more experienced with their own style. In the end Royd was one of the most important stern ritter so it isn't all surprising that he was built up to be better than most of the rest. Bach really doesn't seem to care how well most of his soldiers fight just as long as they give it their all. So far it seems that their strength greatly varies from one person to another.
Last edited by Regret; October 09, 2012 at 11:39 AM.