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I believe Yamamoto's recommendation was indeed the key factor. Or perhaps Yamamoto didn't make his recommendations directly but I guess he used to inform Royal Dimension about the captains and send them reports which would certainly influence the decision of the king or RGs. Since the king doesn't have direct contact with the captains, it's expected that his most reliable source would be the captain commander.
Zero squad arrives- the royal guards x5-
ok so they are tough, and rough, and are uber strong. but I see a flaw that is apparent and needs to be resolved.
Each of the 5 has a zanpaktou- each has bankai, the Quincy can steal bankais... even strong ones. so are these captains going to fight the quncy in shikai mode.
And if they are uber strong, is their shikai = to a normal captains bankai? I just dont see how they are supposed to kick bachs ass in this.
Im thinking they are going to end up dissing ichigo and giving him shit for his bankai getting broken- I expect arrogance on thier part. I also would love for isshin to reveal to ichigo how to repair his bankai, and possibly reveal that isshins bankai was broken at one time. father son training is uber cool.
Didn't expect it to be only 5 members and all of them have goofy faces
And who knows what other skills they have? Look at Isshin's fingerflick.
And maybe their skills, shikai and teamwork are so overpowered that they can do it.
Who knows, maybe just maybe their bankais can't even be stolen.
But they're above Yamamoto or equal to him? Because there is no hope for them if they're not stronger.
Anyway, after so many cool characters and thing people, I'm glad they're goofy-like.
Yeah,I too am glad they aren't that serious,besides that little beauty,the other RG look like they're at a party,not a torn SS.
I do wonder though,if any of them doesn't use a Zanpakutou,but is strong as hell,kinda like Yoruichi.
I find it hard to believe that any of them isn't actually at least Yama-jii level or close to him,otherwise there would be no point for them to show up,and there would be no point for Juha to be so wary of them or even take them into consideration.I reckon there is another fact,hidden,unknown to us,that made Juha take a special approach to the RG.Otherise,if the RG are indeed somewhere between senior captain and Yama-jii level,Juha would have simply used his SR or maybe he himself would have taken care of the RG,stealing their Bankais and killing them.No,I think there's a catch to these RG,and it'll be revealed soon.(I hope)As for the catch,I don't have any ideas what it might be...
I was well off with my estimate of 20 or 30 members, haha. This is still good though. I guess we get 5 well-rounded characters and no fodder.
I have a feeling one of these guys is indeed stronger than Yamamoto.
I think his line on this page means something. That he would use the words "one thousand years" when he's been around much longer suggests to me that some time ago, a stronger person was born.
I think it's the beardy guy with the beads. He kind of strikes me as an anti-Yamamoto, in some weird way. It would be funny if the strongest member turns out to be the fat lady, though.
Agreed with g0dzax, I get the feeling the Zero division will ultimately go down...not without a fight ofc
I expect the Zero Division to take down some SR with ease, but then Bach will reveal he has elite soldiers that can counter the Zero Squad,and they'll probably draw or something or be forced to retreat.
I'm wondering if the "Zero Division" even needs Bankai to fight some of the Sternritter. After all, Kenpachi did pretty well, before being defeated.
Anyone thinks ZD may have maxed out their zanpktou's ability? We saw Ichigo's FGT, a form no other captain has achieved or we have seen them to posses. I am basing my theory on an other theory, which is Isshin being a former ZD captain. It reinforces my theory in a way. Isshin knew about FGT and FGT made Ichigo far stronger than anything we have seen, exception could be Yama. We know ZD posses strength greater than Gotei 13 combined. There is a chance they posses the final or at least a higher stage of bankai.
I may as well put it as a poll option.
Would be pretty freaky if the RG was there to keep the 'soul king' on the side of the Soul Reaper's, if that's the case then who is now looking after the 'Soul King' would be pretty crap if these guys get trampled worse then the G13, which to be fair could seriously happen