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He will live up to the eye-patch and be awesome
He will still be CC by the end of the arc (alive)
Everybody is a dropoff after Shigekuni Yamamoto
He will get defeated by Bach
He will team up with Ukitake to face Bach
He will face the professor SR again and win
I don't think we'd get anyone for the position yet(not until the War is over atleast) but hey, lets look at the list of characters who may become the new CC.
Sui-Feng - 2nd Division: Forgive me if this is too blunt but there is no way she's getting the spot. She lacks the power, reiatsu, charisma & age to get the position. Plus she already has a responsibility as the queen of the stealth force & etc.
Rojuro Otoribashi - 3rd Division: I'd imagine he won't be interested(AT ALL), plus I don't think he's strong enough to command SS.
Retsu Unohana - 4th Division: The best person for the post IMO. Ever since she was first introduced, I thought if Yamamoto died, she would take over. She has the power, intellect, experence & charisma.
Shinji Hirako - 5th Division: The leader of the vizards right? I just don't see such a guy as leader of SS though ^_^ .
Sajin Komamura - 7th Division: He would have been, simply put the PERFECT MAN FOR THE JOB but his lack of power, reiatsu & abilities is what really prevents him.
Shunsui Kyoraku - 8th Division: Another candidate for the Job. He doesn't seem interested in the position though, plus he agreed with Ukatake that non can replace Yamamoto yet. Still, the died of Yamamoto could make him rise up to the responsibility.
Kensei Muguruma - 9th Division: NO!
Toshiro Hitsugaya - 10th Division: Give him 100+ to develop his abilities & gain more experence then he may be considered. But for now, this kid ain't bossing around dudes literally 500x his age lol.
Kenpachi Zaraki - 11th Division: He's not leaving what he loves doing(slicing and dicing people) to then sit on his butt. Kenpachi will never accept that.
Mayuri Kurotsuchi - 12th Division: SS would be in caos if he led it. He is simply a science freak who would do things Yamamoto may have prevented him from doing but him being CC would mean, non can oppose him.
Jushiro Ukitake - 13th Division: He is another PERFECT MAN to lead SS. He has the experence, abilities, smarts & power. Though he is very ill.
Kurosaki Isshin: He's got his own responsibility as a father of 3 children( OK..Ichigo can take care of himself but he is still the father regardless).
Urahara Kisuke: If he had more power backing him up, I think he would be much greater than Yamamoto. He is a good candidate for the post.
Yoruichi Shihoin: She doesn't look like a leader of SS. She got the power(though not enough) but she has yet shown any implications of being the queen of SS.
Kurosaki Ichigo: Never! He's got the power, reiatsu, battle experence & intelligence, charisma & rep but he is simply HUMAN of the age 17. Plus I don't think he's intelligent enough to govern SS. He wouldn't be interested in the position either.
With that being said, I think he will play a significant role as a leader somehow in this War.
Last edited by Kay3795; October 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM.
Realistically speaking not one of the characters we know could ever be more than mediocre for the job. Whoever Does this has to be every bit as awesome as yama was. Whoever actually does this is going to be the boss of Kenny and mayuri neither of which is easy to control. Can we even imagine anyone in the squads giving three captains a spanking and getting away with it?
Soifon: She is quite capable and perhaps her naturally brutal personality (when it comes to fighting) would make her adequate for the job but overall she lacks strength and is perhaps a tad young. Half the current captains were already captains by the time she was only a VC. I can't see her controlling the other captains, I doubt she could even stop kyoraku from sexually harassing her.
Rose: His personality plainly does not fit the CC persona. He cares too much about being artistic and overall he plainly does not command the respect the captain commander should. He was newly appointed as captain during the TBPA so perhaps he too is a tad young.
Unohana: She commands respect however as awesome as she might potentially be she is without a doubt not strong enough for the job. On top of that her job as doctor of the squads is too important.
Shinji: He is perhaps among the older captains and worked as a psedo leader of the vizards however I don't see him having the strength to do this.
Byakuya: I think he would fit the job to some extent. He has a similar temper to the old captain commander and I do think his personality would work well here. The issue would perhaps be his youth, he has not been a captain for more than a few decades and I doubt he could control the other captains. If the other captains weren't so unstable he would be perfect safe for the strength department.
Komamura: He perhaps has the attitude for the job however I don't see him controlling anyone or commanding much respect. He would lack a decent bit in the strength department too.
Kyoraku: Most likely one of the stronger captains and the manga has pointed out he is excellent at seeing the true character of people which would be important here. As a fighter he is a extremely dirty one and would cross any line to win which is another plus for him. However there are his personality flaws. He wouldn't be reliable in the long run. Still, he wouldn't be able to outright control his fellow captains.
Kensei: Personality wise he makes sense. He is level headed, does not seem to bother much with style. Still he would not be able to control other captains.
Hitsugaya: He is too young and perhaps lacks some maturity. He is a shoe is for the job a couple hundred years from now though.
Mayuri: God no.
Ukitake: He is likeable enough and would be a charismatic leader for the squads. Still, he is sickly and would not be available quite a few times and would overall be unable to control other captains.
I am of the idea that squad zero guys are going to be older shinigami perhaps even old friends of yamamoto. Taking in consideration juha's recent response to the squad's appearance it makes even more sense they would be all captain level shinigami as we have been lead to believe. The thing is that if they only pick from among captains then the lot of them would all have to be old. We don't know if anyone has been promoted during the past 100 years however before that it was only hikifune and she seemed to be from a similar generation to kyoraku. I maintain that the next CC is going to be someone very old who is held in a similar regard to yamamoto. Yamamoto said that in the past 1000 years no one stronger than him has been born but obviously the history of SS extends far before that. It is possible yamamoto had some old friend who was his rival or something.
Last edited by kkck; October 14, 2012 at 03:32 PM.
She was beating Yoruichi, even in speed. In fact, she's one of the fastest characters, and I mean reallyfast. She was just learning Shunko and that's strong enough to stun or attack targets with an exponential combat capabilities increase. Granted, she hadn't mastered it before the time skip, but when she succeeds, she could become one of the strongest characters. As for reiatsu, you don't know that. She didn't show off because she's the leader of the Stealth Ops, but her Bankai was really powerful, and she didn't get to use Shunko in time. For charisma, you don't know that, but Yamamoto didn't show much either. She's decisive and a good leader though. Her squad is highly disciplined and she only accepts the best from the best. She was on the same level as Yamamoto in her views of order and lawfulness.
Not saying that she's the best for the position, but she's pretty high up there.
Lack of power? Lack of reiatsu? We don't even know if he's skilled in Kido, but he's good with Shunpo. An excellent tank too, more so than Kenpachi. Speaking of which, Kenpachi didn't really hurt Komamura, it was sort of an equal fight. Now he's doing good against Bambietta. Komamura is made a lot of fun of, even though he's lost against Arrancarized Tousen and Aizen twice, both whom were many times stronger than a normal captain.
His personality and leadership are excellent. He's the best possible replacement for Yamamoto if not for his power not being the best around.
And very fast, bearing the tile of "God of Shunpo", at least before faster characters stepped in. But she's got one big flaw, and it's that she's careless and laid back when there's no trouble, so I can't see her leading SS in times of peace.
I don't know why nobody ever mentions Tessai though. He grew up with Urahara and Yoruichi, was a captain, could cast any Kido without incantation, and has an astonishing sense of responsibility even towards the most trivial things. I get the impression he's forgotten because he has never fought against anybody except for that time he slapped a hollow in the face.
Tessai should not be a candidate here. How would he? For starters even if he can use those high level kido he has not shown to be beyond captain level. Then there is the consideration that tessai was not even a member of the 13 squads. I don't see how or why anyone who was never inside the squads would be considered. I wold think a basic requirement would be that candidates are indeed members of the squads.
I can't wait for Unohana's powers to be shown in battle. Juno is going to make a lot of people eat their words, with all the Unohana's bashings. lol.
.Calm & Reserved
.Strong & Powerful mindset/personality
.Strong, controlled, power Reiatsu
.A charismatic character
.Who is of the age
If a character is strong with most of these quilities(especially the most important ones), then he/she can govern SS
Many of the SS captains do not fall into this category.
Soi Fong is not impressive enough to do this Job. She isn't anywhere up there as you put it. In fact she has a very low chance of making the next CC.
She never was that impressive in the reiatsu department either so lets not decieve ourselves. She isn't anywhere near the Top characters and for a CC you need to be.
She was beating Yoruichi, that's true but Yoruichi was out of pratices for a very long time.
kkck explained why Rose shouldn't be there.
Don't be decieved by Sajin Komamura visually appealing destructive power, it is pretty weak. Don't forget that Kenpachi didn't even get a scatch for that attack. Also Vice captains level individuals are able to replicate the same amount of destruction to the environment.
Don't let esthetics fool you. I do recall Aizen being able to easily cut through his entire bankai with a single swing without even trying.
His lack of power is the main thing that really prevents him from being a CC cadidate IMO.
Kensei is just a NO! He as the right serious mindset but he is simply not strong enough.
Mayuri strikes me as a type of man who would go to certain extent to do whatever his research takes him. He is a mad scienctist. I'll never pick this freak ^_^. I imagine that Yamamoto must put him of a leash in terms of how far he should go lol.
I don't even think Yourichi is enough either. Sure she is one of the fastest & strongest characters in Bleach but she is not Top.
Tessai is random to say the least lol.
I'm sorry for the half assed replys but I sort of busy at work.
Last edited by Kay3795; October 15, 2012 at 05:20 AM.
Last edited by Bajan4eva1; October 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM.
Ginrei??? If he's alive, I think he would be a great candidate. He's almost as old as Yama, so his experiences shouldn't be underestimated. Furthermore, he's a Kuchiki, very well mannered, rules and orders oriented person, pretty much an older version of Byakuya.
Well, the issue with ginrei is that even if he is alive he has not taken a constant role among the captains. In TBPA shunsui made a mention of how himself, ukitake and unohana were the only ones left from the generation of captains from 100 years ago. Basically that means that for some reason he ginrei was not a captain 100 years ago. Based on what we know ginrei could easily be a couple thousand years old but it does not seem he has taken a constant role as a captain and did not seem to be even in the recent flashback with yamamoto's early comrades.
And where did you get that she wasn't impressive in the reiatsu department? Because she didn't constantly show off like Kenpachi, Byakuya, Aizen or Yamamoto? By that logic Unohana, Ukitake, Shunsui are the absolute worst choice then because they don't show of at all. Soifon doesn't show off either because it would be counter productive for her role as an assassin, but if she could, her reiatsu would be at least captain level, and both it and her power would increase with Shunko, which is basically Ichigo's Bankai plus Kido. You named "controlled" in your list so follow through.
She could have beaten Barragan even without Bankai if it wasn't for his time stopping/time speeding ability which is terrible against somebody that is mostly about speed. Or Aizen, twice if she wasn't so exhausted for using up all of her reiatsu for Bankai twice in 20 minutes. This is one of the fastest characters in the series, and might even be the fastest normal character, rivaling Ichigo in Bankai. She could handle multiple captains at once before they could even react, and the only reason Yoruichi is still alive is because she was also very fast.
And Yoruichi didn't look as if her skill dropped in that time. But if it did, then it matters more that Soifon was stronger and faster than her. All it takes is that both master Shunko and that would make them unstoppable.
I would like to see that. Post an example. I know they can't because I checked.
By that logic Shinji, Love, Rose, masked Lisa, Soifon, Hitsugaya and Shunsui were all weak. It was Aizen who cut them all, somebody who was on Yamamoto's level.
Perhaps what we should be wondering is whether ginrei is actually byakuya's grandfather. Byakuya is supposed to be the 20th (or was it 13th?) something head of the kuchiki household however if each of the previous heads has lived for as long as a shinigami can then the kuchiki would be older than humanity or so. Even yamamoto seems to predate history so far. So my idea is that ginrei could be something like byakuya's great, great, great.... grandfather or something and he has taken head of the house every time one of his descendants dies. Its not that strange if we think about it. There would be actually little reason for shinigami to die as a whole, if anything the highest mortality rate should be for members of the gotei 13 ( being a member probably cuts live expectancy by a few thousand years if we consider everything) and not all members of the kuchiki household are necessarily captain level (although it does seem that the average noble is at least talented enough to make it easily to seated officer position taking in consideration that we have never seen a noble who didn't have at least that much power).