Introduction of Royal Realm
Explanation of King's Key
Humor during Healing Therapy
Rukia Fan Service
Soul King's Appearance
I have a feeling Urahara was invited to SP due to the work he was doing in Maggots Nest or for creating the research and development department, i mean think about it if he was allowed to enter SP then the RG should have known he was going to do some kind of analysis or research to benefit SS or his own department, the question i do ask myself is why they would allow it and which on of the RG invited him if the invited him at all
Ok,so the King's Key are actually the RG,meaning there are 5 keys there.
Ok,then what the hell about what Yama-jii told us ? That the location of the King's Key is passed down verbally from one CC to another ? Was it just plain bullshit ?
Urahara is getting more and more mysterious.He's either related by blood to one of the RG,or he actually was part of the RG.
Oh,and on another note,Urahara copied the hot spring concept from the Royal Guards.I am pretty sure that Urahara's Bankai training device (which Ichigo used to achieve Bankai) is actually another copy from another RG.Of course,since Urahara's hot spring isn't as powerful and the same as the original one,it's obvious his Bankai training device also isn't the same as the original nor as powerful,so I say that Ichigo will once again train using the original method copied by Urahara,some device that can help him reforge Zangetsu.
I don't think the issue itself is an alternative to coexistance but rather the cost of a potential coexistance. The current system the shinigami are protecting might not be perfect but at large it works. Souls go from one side to the other and they are constantly reborn. Setting aside that murdering the king is the equivalent to murdering god, it is still an actual murder. Then there is the issue that vandenreich are the ones attacking SS and the king, the shinigami are protecting everything. Then there is the issue of the balance of souls which the quincy still seem hellbent on destroying.
So far it would seem that whatever number of people that die during a potential destruction of the balance is an acceptable number as their goal is that important to them. The number of people that could die from that could be billions. So the issue is not that whatever system they want to implement is bad, for all we know their system could be better than the current one, the issue is the price of such a system. Thousands of shinigami just died without a chance to fight back and once the balance is destroyed an unfathomable number of people are going to die. Are the quincy goals worth it?
Why did you jump from assumption to obviousness within the same argument? There is no need to degrade his achievements, it's a wonderful he was capable of recreating the spring, I hope the Bankai training was his own project.
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These two reminds me of scenario involving the two smartest kids in school where the 2nd ranked (Aizen) constantly competes with the 1st ranked (Urahara). The principal (king) gives orders to the vice-principals (royal guard) to hire the 1st ranked student to get into special projects whom only they know. After the 2nd ranked discovers the principal and vice-principals true plot (whether it's for the greater good, personal vendetta, hidden agenda and etc. ) he can't help but having take matters into his own hands despite the outcome.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Kubo decides to resort to that, what catapulted bleach was the complete unexpected coming from the one person becoming the main villain (Aizen). Yet, now the idea of who's the actual villain is still a mystery. So far the quincies are ones to be portrayed in that image, but I'm a bit unsure if Urahara is as good as he has been lived up to be.
We were all tricked into thinking Gin was nothing but a evil sneaky snake most times until his past story was revealed.
Keep in mind, we have yet to see a detailed background story from either Aizen or Urahara. Remember the level of shock during Aizen's betrayal? Well we might be just as surprised or even more when Kubo reveals their past.
What if later on Ichigo discovered something he couldn't ignore and having to fight Isshin with Aizen on Ichigo's side? That's a whole another twist to add with the idea of Urahara being a villain
p.s - keep in mind these are a bunch of "what ifs"
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Dunno if someone already told this but ...
The King remind me of Aizen :
We also know that the Hogyoku was helping the owner to reach on its own better power without the user chosing it or not.
And what Kisuke said before the end of the fight ?
"You've seen it".
And maybe the look of Aizen wasn't random at all. He saw the King, the most powerfull thing, and the Hogyoku made him closer to this ideal.
Question now is : Is the final version of Aizen, the 2nd version of the King ?
regarding the soul king....
that nude appearance, that serious expression, his status as the most important being in the land....
anybody reminded of the shogun from gintama?
But what if a very young Urahara analysed the hot spring when the Royal Guard was just a shinigami?
what a naive poll: it's clear that the king's entry was the most important event of the chapter! I wonder what kind of power that man has got,and if his sheer strength is above captain level...
What I am wonder is if ichigo will somehow react to the king being awake. Will ichigo be able to feel the kings power? If aizen somehow modeled himself after the king then the kings power should also fall into the same category meaning ichigo should be the only one capable of feeling his power.
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What a great chapter. Recently Bleach has been on a roll, but this chapter reminded me of the good ol' golden days of Bleach. The humour, the relaxed character interactions....
I agree with someone (sorry, don't know who, didn't look properly) at the beginning of the thread, who noticed that the Soul King's eyes resemble the emblems for the 13 Squads. Good call. Atm I have loads of questions and I'd love to speculate on what's going to happen, but the way Bleach is going at the moment I have no idea whats in store..... It seems to me that SK woke up for the arrival of Ichigo.
I'm sure whatever I say has already been discussed so instead I'll celebrate this chapter and my 50th post in apparently 5 years of me stalking this forum by posting a picture in honour of Rukia's biggest contribution to the story in..... a long time