Theory Nimaiya's Basis for Asauchi & Zanpakutou Manifestation

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Recently it's been stated that Nimaiya invented the Asauchi, which is used by Shinigami to manifest their Zanpakutou. So the question is, how exactly did Nimiaya come up with its construction? I'll also explain my theory on how this relates to Hollow Zanpakutou! The first thing I'll look at is the basis, the Arrancar, which is where I believe Nimiaya started when he sought to create the Asauchi; I believe this because Arrancars can manifest Zanpakutou naturally, so it may be that Nimiaya sought to mimic this ability in Shinigami...

There are 2 things required for a Hollow to become a full Arrancar (we're not talking about lower-level Hollows ripping off their masks, which have already been stated to be useless); a significant level of spirit energy, and a separation of that excess energy from the body to produce a Zanpakutou. The former is achieved when a Hollow becomes a Menos; essentially, the Hollow grows stronger by incorporating extra raw materials and energy (from corpses of its own kind) into its body. The latter is achieved when the resulting Menos breaks its mask, and the excess mass/energy is used to form the Zanpakutou. One important thing to note is that when a Menos is formed, the core abilities of the original Hollow are 'imprinted' into the rest of its mass (i.e. the other Hollows and their abilities are lost).

Now, before I go on, we've seen something very early on in Bleach that's essentially the Hollow version of the Asauchi, which we've come to know as the Gillian. They all look the same because none of the Hollows comprising its form have become dominant...its essentially a 'template' Hollow, composed of thousands upon thousands of dead Hollows!!! Add a dominant Hollow into the mix and that template starts to adopt the traits of the dominant Hollow...sound familiar? Here's another hint; the Gillian Menos are coated in black...hmmm, these Gillian are sounding more and more like Asauchi, or the White Hollow aren't they???

So, how does this work with Shinigami then? Well, there's one major hurdle straight away...Shinigami don't tend to enter an interdevouring orgy to form one powerful Super-Shinigami (plus it probably wouldn't work if they did anyways)!!! Nimiaya's solution was to create a sort of Shinigami version of a Gillian through artificial methods (how he did this is unknown at this current time), by combining thousands of dead Shinigami together; what you end up with is a mass of raw Shinigami materials and energy, or a 'template' Shinigami...enter the Asauchi!!!

What happens after this is slightly different from the Hollows, due to the fact that the Asauchi is separate from the Shinigami, but the principle is the same; think of the Shinigami as being the same as the dominant Hollow, which imprints its abilities into the template, thus making it adopt its traits. Once this happens, the Shinigami has gained a Zanpakutou!!! Furthermore, the Shinigami doesn't need to tear off a part of themselves to form the Zanpakutou, as the Asauchi is already separate from them!!!

So there you have it!!! :nerd
 
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