Then, what about Ichigo? He must have known his Quincy heritage, but did nothing reflecting that information, which is a bit confusing.
We have got to act more lenient here. The longer the chapter gets delayed, the more people find it hard to keep it on a stricter topic.
Uryu is friends with Ichigo, Rukia and in contact with nearly all high ranking shinigami, what reason would he have to leave all that behind and follow Bachs agenda? There just wasn't a reason why Bach would risk anything be revealing himself to the other dimensions before all was prepared for the war.
Ryuuken used to be a part of Vandenreich. That's my theory on him at least and that group isn't new, they've been around before. And I'm still, confused on Bach and Haschwald using "swords" versus what Quincies normally use (the Spirit Bows).
Next chapter, Ichigo and Renji face some weird challenge in dealing with their Zanpakuto or we get some further details on the happenings in Soul Society. Either way works for me.
Did you see JB's Sword?! If I could use that over a quncy bow I totally would.
Also, JB, seemed to be able to shoot energy beams similar to the bow from his finger tips.
I think he has the best of both- the ability to shoot bolts of energy-
and also for close battles of melee, a sweet ass energy light saber type sword.
Spoilers arrive soon. The anticapation begins in earnest...
I get the feeling that the origin of the Zanpuktou is also, indirectly, related to the origin of these so called "new" Quincy powers.
Also, Kubo's ignorance of Uryuu and Ryuken in this arc is signaling something serious going down on that end. I agree with the feeling that Ryuken was a part of the VR and I also think that Uryuu will battle with Ichigo vs Juha Bach.
@DarkBankai. Yeah, I like the design used for Bach's sword and all and I thought maybe, there was some sort of ability or whatever that it had. When Loyd (or whatever) played Bach and drew the sword, Yamamoto spoke on the blade finally being drawn as if, the battle was going to get more dangerous or something.
@0Xellos, well, for the most part of the manga series from it's beginnings, Kubo has only shown Quincy using any type of weaponry, based off their actual ability to draw and absorb "reishi" or "spirit power" from objects or people. That's why, I said what I said. Plus, Souken was the only Quincy (barely mentioned by the way) in the Bleach universe that's been mention as a "traditional" Quincy from the past, before we learned about Vandenreich or Juha Bach.
@exacta. Somewhat agree, I'm just still waiting for Kubo to explain something further regarding Quincies using "swords" versus using "reishi" that they can manipulate into any kind of weapon they wish. It's true, Bach demonstrated this with his sword, right before killing Yamamoto. I was thinking more about this and guessing that, maybe their swords can literally cut "anything", no matter how strong or durable or whatever, it is.
p.s., after saying that, being able to cut anything is based on the wielder actually wanting to "cut" or not. Bach probably could've cut Ichigo's head off, during their first encounter, if he didn't need him as a war potential.
Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses.
He aimed to kill Ichigo but Ichigo activated Blut Vein and was saved.
The troopers under Quilge's command all seemed to use the traditional Quincy bow:
But these are just the low-level guys. Actually, as we've seen in the past with the Ishidas, the weaker Quincy have those shapeless 'energy' bows, whilst the more skilled ones have bows that take a solid physical form, the appearance of which seems to be unique to the wielder, not unlike Zanpakutos.
I guess the strongest members of the Vandenreich (Bach and the Stern Ritter) take it a step further. Not only do they have unique physical bows, but completely individual weapons - swords, throwing knives, Driscoll's halberd things, etc. I suppose the question is whether Quincy have always been like this or if it's a relatively new way of fighting, like Vollstandig. But as someone else said, it's certainly more interesting than if they all just used bows.
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Also, while i was looking for those pages (which took more time than I ought to be spending doing that kind of stuff, lol) I happened on this one:
which, if you compare it with this one - http://www.mangastream.to/bleach-cha...41-page-6.html
...does actually make it clear that Hihou Zabimaru is missing a good number of segments since Byakuya wrecked it. You can see all the space between the remaining segments where the bone is missing and the reiatsu is exposed. I'm sure people spotted this weeks ago, but I'll admit I hadn't seen it this clearly before.