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My answer to this question would be a big fat...can't be sure!!!
The thing is, we know that the 5 Royal Guards have a total power that is greater than the Gotei 13, but it hasn't been said how much so. Furthermore, we don't really know the fraction of Soul Society's power that Yamamoto represented...
Lets look at it from one end of the scale. Lets say that the total power of the Royal Guards is only a tiny bit more than that of the Gotei 13, to the point where the difference is neglegible. Lets also say Yamamoto represents half of the power of the Gotei 13. In this case, Yamamoto is actually more powerful than the average Royal Guard member.
Now lets look at it from the other end of the scale. Lets say that the total power of the Royal Guards is 5 times that of the Gotei 13. In this case, an average member of the Royal Guard is as powerful as the whole of the Gotei 13, in which case they're definitely more powerful than Yamamoto.
IMO, Yamamoto's power is actually equal to that of a Royal Guard member. I think the total power of the Royal Guard is perhaps twice that of the Gotei 13, and Yamamoto represented roughly 2/5 of the power of the Gotei 13...
IMO, Yamamoto's power is actually equal to that of a Royal Guard member. I think the total power of the Royal Guard is perhaps twice that of the Gotei 13, and Yamamoto represented roughly 2/5 of the power of the Gotei 13...[/QUOTE]
I hope you weren't serious with your opinion.. ^__^
No need to train Ichigo then..LOL if that is how strong the royal guards are..hahaha.. each one can defeat the whole Vandenreich....
Just because yamamoto is old doesn't mean he is stronger then the royal guard. I think each royal guard is a little bit stronger than him. I don't think there is a huge gap though.
Im pretty sure the dude who freakin created the sword in the first place is much stronger than yamamoto and the monk seems stronger as well.
Does anyone believe they (the Royal Guards) are masters of the shinigami art? What I meant by that is, possessing a certain level of mastery in Kido, shunpo, hand to hand & zanjutsu. If so then they are at the level of shinigami Aizen & Yamamoto. But you know, we can speculate further on this.
Does anyone believe they were granted a boost as a result of being the Royal Guards of the Royal dimension? I recall the Food Woman mentioning everything being done in their dimension is done at the King's level & these Royal Guard are the ones "protecting" King & carrying out duties. So were they also boosted by the King? If so then you can start speculating if each members could possibly exceed Aizen's & Yamamoto's.
Kido seems to be a given among the royal guards. Overall decent control over their power would seem to be a basic requirement for the stuff they made.
Anyways, each royal guard being a bit stronger than yamamoto seems unlikely IMO. How would that make sense? for one thing if that was the case then each individual in the royal guard would be stronger than the entire gotei 13. Its one thing that the 5 of them surpass the captains, its another that each and every one of them does.
Are you serious?
Last edited by Kay3795; July 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM.
The royals could be stronger than the gotei 13 without being stronger than yamamoto for that matter. Its just a matter of their average strength to be greater than the average of the gotei 13. Seriously, if the royals were actually comparable to yamamoto on their own there wouldn't even be a war right now. It would be a matter of them ultimately just stomping vandenreich. Unless juhabach turns out to be that insanely powerful although at this point that would seem to be a stretch.
I agree with KKCK.. Why train ichigo if they are that strong??? LOL
if yamamoto was stronger then the royal guards then what help would it be to bring them? obviously they are stronger otherwise juha bach can easily crush them as well.
Well, yamaji did take out driscol with ease (who was presumably captain level considering he did kill sasakibe and had a remarkably easy time with a VC) and when attacked by nodt, bassb and nanana he did mkae short work of them. Basically 1 yamamoto was able to take out 5 stern riter on his own and rather easily at that. Presumably yamamoto has the sort of power to take on all of the stern riter so far, the guy was a beast. How could there even be a war if the 5 royals have that sort of power? The guy would basically parade around and take out each and every stern riter with ease, it would be an unilateral massacre. The royal guards are probably somewhere between yamamoto and your standard captain overall. However they would still have their asses handed to them by good old yama IMO. Otherwise there is no war to speak of.