These recent spoilers have reinforced an idea that I have been holding for some time.
What if the war potentials are not potentials because of their possible danger to the quincy, but because they could potentially be turned to the side of the quincy?
It fits for all the currently confirmed potentials, and also helps explain why Yamamoto wasn't one.
Yamamoto - not a war potential as his honor wouldn't allow him to switch sides. Johann Bach stated previously that Yamamoto wasn't a war potential due to his change of character. Perhaps, had he been willing to use anything to help him achieve his goals/whatever, he would have been willing to switch to the quincy side in what they were planning to do next? I do not believe that revenge on SS is their true aim in this arc.
Aizen - Would potentially change sides when he knew what the Quincy were actually after. Perhaps it is overthrowing the soul king (although, then, Yamamoto would never join them... so perhaps not).
Kenpachi - Perhaps Johann Bach thought that Kenpachi only cared about fighting strong opponents, and so would change side if he offered them to Kenpachi? What could be stronger than the 0 squad or the Soul King (though perhaps he isn't a being at all?)?
Ichigo - Has always followed what he believes to be Justice/what is right. Perhaps Johann Bach believed he could turn Ichigo's allegiance through fooling him into thinking something was a greater threat to his realm/friends?
I see that there is a strong chance at this not being true (Yamamoto sure ruins my theory a bit), but it is an interesting prospect to me anyway.
Can't say that I didn't saw it coming, for all of those who called me crazy - BOOYAH!!!
Learning Quincy's abilities may not be impossible. Quincy are humans. A spiritual / reiatsu awakened person like Ichigo may learn them.
Chapter is out
Nice..but so short ><
OMG... he really is part Quincy then ;/;/;/ lame...
Hope Juha Bach will still pawn him anyway and take him to the castle.
Killing Byakuya was a bold move, he had huge fan following. I am sad to see him die. Moving on, quite interesting this chapter was. Before labelling it lame, have to wait and see how come Ichigo used Blut Vene. From his facial expression, I get the impression he doesn't know either. Juha is truly a monster, Ichigo got beat so easily.
The tip of that sword being in his neck probably still hurt a lot. Bach wins this round!
Out on mangahere:
Well at least i know why the anime was cancelled because this manga is loosing its substance........... blut vene?? really?? kubo pulled it out of you know where *cough*