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It's funny, because I can enjoy characters like Aizen and Yamamoto being that powerful. Aizen was the antagonist, so whenever he used his power it would make things happen in the story, so it was cool. With Zaraki, eh, it's just not that entertaining. But yeah, I just hope Kubo doesn't take it to the silly levels Narita did, making Zaraki a semi-Transcendent or something. Still, I now wonder how Zaraki's going to react to all this. Now there's no way he's going to be able to draw out his battles the way he did before. I suppose that's one thing to come out of this development that could be interesting.
Interesting thought that becoming a healer was actually imposed on Unohana. That could be the reason Yama had her stand back during the Vandenreich's invasion and why she didn't raise a hand against Rudobon in HM, or Aizen when she found him in C46's underground chambers. Her refusal to harm anyone and even going so far as to heal injured enemies (that Privaron Espada Chad fought) is almost pathological, but maybe it's not even her choice. Kirinji was also kind of threatening when he spoke to her. Maybe he had to force his teachings upon her. I'm definitely interested to get more backstory on her.
I'm quite a new entry for what concerns Bleach,as I've been reading it since november 2011,the end of the fullbringers arc that is. Therefore,I didn't know what you meant by saying "senseless power-ups". Yet, after witnessing kenpachi made stronger than all the captains except yamamoto (and aizen) made me realize it: now I understand that.
Also Hyori got cut in half she should be dead, look at the minor damage Gin received and hes dead? (compared to her). Whats most important with Bleach is waiting till the fat lady sings ^^. Everything in between can change with the flip of a coin.
If Kenpachi actually involunterily suppress his power just to make sure he doesn't win, then I'm guessing he could have pimp-slapped Juhu Bach during their fight. Blut vein? More like SLASHED VEIN!!!!
I am wondering something here... if kenpachi subconsciously limits his own power during fights then whats stopping this from happening again the microsecond he stops fighting unohana? He is good to go if he fights someone stronger than him however the moment he starts fighting those weaker than himself he will immediately switch to power surpressing mode once again. If he suppresses his power unconsciously then he would need actual training in order to be able to be able to control that.
I think he might end up still wearing the patch, for fun. but that internally he wont be shackled anymore. thats my take on it anyways.
mi was wondering if this is a foreshadow of kenpachi if he is able to release his truth power, will kenpachi or Ichigo fight Bach
personally i think if if kenpachi gets his true power then I would like a brutal and violent fight between him and Bach
His limit was imposed by a traumatic event, so should he get "healed" from the trauma, then unless he suffers another one he'll remain as strong as he is.
Also, it's quite ironic that Unohona is still following her duties as a healer by healing Kenpaichi, even as a psycopath she is still helping people.
furthermore,he was stronger than her when he was a child,now he should be much stronger,isn't that so? I'd say his current true level might be near aizen's. not to mention that,if he really manages to achieve bankai,he might even overcome aizen's and get close to yamamoto's level!
To me, Kenpachi never looked like dead in the first place, since he was off-paneled and I'm not too disappointed by him fighting through after recovering only a short while ago. That's his character's nature.
kkck's question, by the way, is quite interesting. Who knows for sure that Kenpachi won't be stepping back once again subconsciously after he's paired with a weakling? He doesn't even know he's suppressing his own power to this degree, so, it's really tough to foresee how he will handle the situation afterwards.