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I think at least that bald head monk is stronger than old man Yam, there is a small hint that he doesn't even have a zan at all. Anyway, I can see Yamamoto is stronger than 3 of the 5 RG or maybe 4 out of 5 but the old man only improved his bankai and I'm not sure he could reach into the power regions similar to FGT.
I mean, it would be so freaking amazing to see the strongest Shinigami (If it's indeed Ichibei) fight without a Zanpaktou, and being renowed as the strongest, without using a Zanpaktou... I mean, that would be bad ass, far more so than Zaraki, despite Zaraki's awesome character personality.
Either way, if he does not rely on a Zanpaktou, but utilizes all other skills, in particular kido, then I don't see why he would not be cable of being stronger than Yama-Jii, it's entirely possible imo, so I agree with you.
In a nutshell, I'm in the boat that Ichibei might perhaps be the only Royal Guard stronger than Yama-Jii, and that's without using a Zanpaktou (perhaps).
Kido is downright scary shit, to be honest, if he's a kido master, I'd be extremely excited to see him fight! Tessai has disappointed me ever since he amazed me in the TBTP mini arc, what's the deal with Kido when it's so powerful, so useful, and so nasty, and yet so few uses it? Those who are proficient in it doesn't even get screen time... well, so far... <_<
Either way, if Ichibei started to play around with space-time like Tessai did for example, then that's just ONE nasty Kido variation type that could put Yama-Jii in deep shit, imagine what Ichibei could pull off with that alone?
Well just my opinion, but perhaps Kido has been kept away from us all this time to show us the real badass kido fights toward the end of the manga, who knows.
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Here is another crackpot, Shutara had taken Shunshui under her wing before she joined the 0 division. Shunshui might have been Yamamoto's student but I believe he didn't join the 1st squad after he graduated. This explains about Shunshui's shikai and his perv when he was her vice cap, and the way he acted about fashion during the SS arc explains a lot but of course we really need some real confirmations in the future chapters in order to state this as a fact.
Wasn't Yamamoto capible of destroying Soul Society on his own?
On a more present note, how about The zan creator guy, he's pretty strong showing us his speed, ruthlessness, killing intent and smartness. Do you think he is stronger than Yama-ji?
Poll shoulda had more options instead of the blanket statements of yes and no. I didn't vote. But from the start I said both Nimaiya and Ichibei were gonna be stronger than him. Certainly seems headed in that direction. Ichibei is the first and most likely strongest Shinigami. This guy was around since the start of SS since he named everything. SS is one million years old. Let that sink in. I think he's gonna fight Yhwach.
I seriously doubt the other 3 are even close to Yama level tho. These 2 are the big guns.
To be honest I would still go for yamamoto. Nimaiya is reasonably impressive but has he really shown anything that suggests he can take on zanka no tachi? Even now zanka no tachi seems like a triumph card for juhabach which I doubt would be the case if yamamoto was not stronger than the royals. Juhabach went through the trouble of weakening yamamoto before going about stealing his bankai, presumably even with shikai he would have been a threat to him and juhabach is presumably stronger than any of his elite guards, the guys in charge of taking on the royals. All nimaiya has shown is a really sharp blade, something which won't necessarily work against yamamoto's reiatsu cloak. Unless the blade is so sharp it can cut the abstract concept of heat. Of course, the 5 combined would definitely win against yamamoto, I will give them that, but alone? I doubt it. They could give him trouble though, all of them seem to have weird techniques.
So far, their individual base performances blows Yama's base performance right out of the water, especially Otesu's who practically gave 4 elite sternritters (supposedly stronger than the other sternritters downstairs) the treatment Ichigo gave the 3 vice captains in the SS arc. And his blade (for the basic lvl) was insanely sharp.
I am not sure things are that extreme. For one thing, it is unlikely the elite guard has been defeated just yet, seemingly askin alone is going to start the counterattack. For another, yamamoto has essentially blown away anyone who ever stood in his way. Remember nodt, nanana and bazzb? The only reason they are even alive is because bazzb had the sheer raw power to stop yamamoto's shikai. And even then the 3 of them were incapacitated from the hit. Even if bazzb is not quite on the level of the 5 above, the sheer amount of power yamamoto has shown is insanely above bazzb. There is no reason for us to think yamamoto in any way lags behind the elite guard or even the royals yet.
So, damage was already inflicted upon them all. Bazz-b reacted to this and stop the flames from turning himself and the others into bbq.
Anyway, my point was simple. I'm talking about their base performances (without shikai or bankai).
We know next to nothing as an idea about what Nimaiya is using as a technique at the moment. He can be crazy strong, but even if that's the case, he is also someone Bach will not fight himself, like the rest of the Royal Guards, so, my bet is he is individually "weaker", as far as a one on one fight is concerned.
All I know is Oetsu has done more to the sternritter in Base power than what Yama has.
Yama had to pwn 3 sternritter with his shikai and while they are definitely captain level or above they are not on the same level of the elite sternritter by any means.
And yet Oetsu was able to pwn 3 of them pretty easily in BASE form like it was NOTHING to him.
So as far as base power goes It seems to me that Oetsu definitely trumps Yama.
And considering how hyped the RG have been I would be really surprised if at least 1 of them are not all around more powerful than Yama, my bet is on Ichibei definitely being more powrerful given his apparent look as leader of the RG and how he has apparently been around since the beginning of SS and named pretty much everything, the guy is definitely giving me the notion that he is older than Yama.
I'm betting Oetsu is older as well considering he created the very first zanpkatou.
And the guy has not even begun to get serious yet and he pwned the elites like nothing, just imagine what type of crazy power he is going to show once he reveals the power of the very first zanpkatou created, the guy's sword simply has to have a out of this world unbelievable power.
His shikai is going to be epic in itself I bet, and don't even get me started on the possibilities of his bankai's power.
So at this point I will have to say
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