I don't read Bleach but can someone explain to me what Aizen's grand plan is?
He made some hollows uber, and now what?
From what I gathered, arrancar vs shinigami is not really an issue for humans to care about and more of a class struggle.. so he can't really be viewed as a badguy?
He's just making a power grab.
He's smooth, like butter.
Aizen wants to invade Spirit King's dimension, it is rumored that Spirit King has the best, and the comfiest couch in existance.
Aizen will kill him and claim his place on that couch.
He's the strongest so he's going to eat everyone up in the end and become uber-uber.
He'll hold the world ransom for some laser-eye surgery.
I'm not trolling, Bleach is co cool. What does the power chart say?
Where was the Spirit King mentioned?
I stopped reading at somewhere 280 chapters...
>I don't read Bleach but can someone explain to me what Aizen's grand plan is?
The power chart basically says that Aizen eats planets for breakfast. More specifically, it says that he has 100 ATK, 90 DEF, 90 AGI, 100 MAG, 100 INT, and 80 CON, making him equal to Yamamato in overall powerlevel.
Well damn, it makes sense to me!
Way before that. Back in the middle of the arrancar arc.
He's gonna kill everybody in Karakura Town so that he can use their souls to create the Key that can open up the Spirit King's Dimension.
Then he'll go in and choke some bitches so that he can become God.
physical strength: 80
Squad flower: lily of the valley (Sacrifice, peril, pure love "Let the two of us take on a journey together")
Caption: The gaze into the sun
Birthdate: 29th May
Command to release: "Shatter, Kyoukasuigetsu" or "kudakero, Kyoukasuigetsu"
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: light green
Interest: reading books
Food: Likes tofu (beancurd). Dislikes boiled eggs.
How to past free time: reading, special lecturer in the Reijutsu-in (Seiretei Academy?)
The second time Yamamoto speaks with Hitsugaya while staying at Orihime's
And now foodstuffs
He wants to become powerful or something.
Villains like him are the worst kind, because they aren't scary. They're just contradictory. What's at the end of the road of searching for power? A world of slaves? That'd be pretty damn boring.
Note: This is also why Code Geass may fail fucking hard. If the emperor takes over half the world just to find a way to control the other half, well...yawn.
The villains that are truly terrifying, are the ones that realize evil will only lead to destruction, so it is destruction they pursue, not power. For example, the Major from Hellsing.
i think he's just using the invasion of kanjura town as a diversion so he can get into Seireitei to retrieve the original key, somehow knowing already knew where the key is.
Wouldn't he have just done that back when he was in SS? You know, when he was invisible, could control minds, and everyone thought he was dead?
so basically that guy isn't worth shit cmpared to aizen....
Squad flower: Yarrow (battle)
Caption: Consume everything, demon of the blood-thirsty sword
Birthdate: 19th Nov
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: deep purple
Interest: afternoon napping
Food: No particular likes. Dislikes nattou.
How to past free time: afternoon napping
The "Eat, Zabimaru!" part always crack me up.
Squad flower: Japanese thistle (revenge, severity, independence)
Caption: researcher with killing intent
Birthdate: 30th Mar
Command to release: "Tear them, Ashisogijizou" or "kakimushire, Ashisogijizou"
Bankai: Konjiki Ashisogijizou
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: dark greenish blue
Speciality: human body experimentation
Food: Likes pike fish. Dislikes onion.
Squad flower: bellflower (liking the mourning sovereign)
Caption: genuine elegance
Birthdate: 21st Apr
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: grayish pink
Interest: Ikebana (flower arrangement)
Speciality: Kendo (sword-fighting)
Food: Likes strong flavoured food. Dislikes bland tasting food.
How to past free time: mountain climbing that involves collecting medicinal herbs
Theoretically true. However, Kenpachi has two things that aren't accounted for in a strictly numeric comparison of the two:
The first is that intelligence and kido skill are completely immaterial to the strength of a melee-only character, so we're really looking at a 340/400 vs. 360/400 matchup in the stats that matter.
The second is the Kenpachi's plot armor is just fucking ridiculous. ("Bah, I didn't need that ventricle anyway.")
So sure, Kenpachi would lose if they fought, but not by so much as to make it a trivial fight.
Squad flower: Nodding Anemone (desires nothing)
Caption: Turn around and only an afterimage remains withal
Birthdate: 11th Feb
Command to release: "Kill all enemies, Suzumebachi" or "jinteki shakusetsu, Suzumebachi"
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: amber
Interest: collecting cat accessories
Food: Likes fish. Dislikes meat.
How to past free time: Dream of the days which she and Yoruichi fought together, practising Shunkou
Lol at Yachiru there :D
Aizen's a Lucifer-type villain, his motivation is to become the god of the universe.
Huh. Captain Mom is kind of short.
Squad flower: Camellia (Noble rationality)
Caption: Principle lodged in the eyes
Birthdate: 31st Jan
Command to release: "Scatter, Senbonzakura" or "chire, Senbonzakura"
Bankai: Senbonzakura Kageyoshi
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: blue
Interest: night stroll
Food: Likes spicy food. Dislikes sweet food.
*insert "lol Japanese people" here*
Special Information (Top Secret)
The Kuchiki House is built on such a large area that, there is even a stream that flows in front of Byakuya's personal room, specially for him. Right at the entrance of the House, there is a pond with pedigree carps that are cared for over the generations. The carps are three times larger than normal carps, with shiny golden scales and are very rare. Lately, the number of carps are dwindling, from ten carps to four. Amongst the servants, they dub this phenomenon as the "mystery of the Kuchiki household". In actual fact, they were secretly stolen by Yachiru during the night and she presented them to Ukitake as get-well gifts, and releasing them into the pond at Ugendou (Ukitake's place). She humoured Ukitake saying, "Lately, the number of big carps has increased!!"
Gods require submission. Those kinds of villains are only scary if they aren't obviously evil. Like you know, Hitler.
>The first is that intelligence and kido skill are completely immaterial to the strength of a melee-only character, so we're really looking at a 340/400 vs. 360/400 matchup in the stats that matter.
Is that a joke? Why would Aizen's intelligence and kidou suddenly become irrelevant. Hell, he could create an illusion that would offer Kenpachi the ultimate battle he craves, and Kenpachi wouldn't even attempt to escape it since it's what he's always wanted.
Squad flower: Chrysanthemum (representing realism and purity)
Caption: Imperturbable and like an unmovable pivot
Birthdate: 21st Jan
Command to release: "turn everything to ashes, Ryuujinjakka" or "banshou issai kaijin to nase, Ryuujinjakka"
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: "royal" purple
Interest: Tea session held once a month
Speciality: rubdown with a dry towel
Food: Likes all kinds of Japanese cuisine. Dislikes Western food
How to pass free time: expose to the sun at the balcony
Squad flower: marigold (despair)
Caption: .......grinning, an act of intimidation
Birthdate: 10th Sep
Command to release: "shoot him to death, Shinsou" or "ikorose, Shinsou"
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: light-bluish white
Interest: observing mortal beings
Speciality: threading needles
Food: Likes dried persimmons. Dislikes dried taro.
How to past free time: strolling
Squad flower: Iris (Courage)
Caption: Unshakeable, stable loyalty
Birthdate: 23rd Aug
Bankai: Kokujyou Tengen Myou-ou
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: brownish tan
Interest: looking after dogs
Speciality: talking to animals
Food: Likes meat. Dislikes carrots.
How to past free time: takes his dog, Goro, for a stroll
Squad flower: Narcissus (Mystery and egoism)
Caption: Frozen passion
Birthdate: 20th Dec
Command to release: "Sit upon the frozen sky, Hyourinmaru" or "Souten ni zase, Hyourinmaru"
Bankai: Daiguren Hyourinmaru
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: dark green
Interest: afternoon napping
Speciality: spin tops
Food: Likes sweet nattou. Dislikes dried persimmons.
But that's the thing of it though: at least from what we've seen as an audience, Aizen is barely more evil than Soul Society, if at all.
I don't know if this is because Kubo has another twist up his sleeve or because he just did way too good a job of playing up SS as the villains earlier, but it's true. Aizen is Lawful Evil and Soul Society is, what? Lawful Neutral if you cast it in the best possible light?
The only thing that really stands out as particularly worse about Aizen is that his soldiers eat people. ...And when you consider that he's obviously using them all as pawns, even that doesn't seem so bad anymore.
Yo bro can Joe and I come too?
Kyle... my roommate's dead... he killed himself...
been a while since ive seen this troll
Squad flower: snow drop (hope)
Caption: friendship that embraces all
Birthdate: 21st Dec
Zanpakutou: Sougyou no Kotowari
Command to release: "O waves be my shield; O lightning be my sword, Sougyou no Kotowari" or "Nami kotogotoku waga tate to nare, ikatsuchi kotogotoku waga yaiba to nare, Sougyou no Kotowari"
Colour of the underside of captain's robe: dark rose pink
Speciality: making friends
Food: Likes ohagi (rice ball coated with sweetened red beans, soybean flour or sesame). No particular dislike.
How to past free time: twiddle with bonsai in the garden, feed carps in Ugendou's lake
True, but this is shonen, and that would therefore be cheating.
No, Joe fucking sucks and he is a miserable drunk. You tell him I said that.
Tell James to fuck off and give me back my e:\ drive. Fucker took it last time to copy my anime and never gave it back.
He's still pretty evil though. Killing other shinigami with his experiments and monsters
Special Information (Top Secret)
apparently this guy is an Anglophile
but he will see past it after 20 chapters or so.
And Soul Society explicitly considers potentially undermining their power a worse crime than genocide.
Birthdate: 4th Nov
Command to release: "Pierce through, Gonryoumaru" or "Ugate, Gonryoumaru"
Interest: cultivating black tea
Food: Likes western cuisine. Dislikes Japanese cuisine.
How to past free time: endeavour to adopt western culture
Man of little words, always standing by the Overall Captain's side in waiting is Vice-captain, Sasakibe Choujirou. While they are a famous combination that is easily distinguishable, the only difference between them that cannot be reconciled seems to be their food preference...
He plans on leveling Karakura town to make a key to invade the Spirit Kings dimension. Then he plans on ruling everything.
Of course in Tite fashion Ichigo will be the new spirit king and gain god powers or some shit and save the fucking day.
Though his interest is in bonsai, the 0 artistic sense Ukitake has no idea where and how to trim a bonsai plant. He serializes an action adventure novel named, "Sougyou no Okotowari! (Rejection of the Twin Fishes!)" is about the protagonist, Sougyou, fighting to save villagers from evil. Sougyou's catch phrase is, "I will reject them!" and it is immensely popular among kids in Seireitei. Though its publication has paused before, once it makes an appearance again, the novel always clinches a place among the top 3 in popularity rankings.
So Ukitake is secretly Togashi? Whod've thunk it.
>Though his interest is in bonsai, the 0 artistic sense Ukitake has no idea where and how to trim a bonsai plant. He serializes an action adventure novel named, "Sougyou no Okotowari! (Rejection of the Twin Fishes!)" is about the protagonist, Sougyou, fighting to save villagers from evil. Sougyou's catch phrase is, "I will reject them!" and it is immensely popular among kids in Seireitei. Though its publication has paused before, once it makes an appearance again, the novel always clinches a place among the top 3 in popularity rankings.
So Ukitake is secretly Togashi? Whod've thunk it.
>Spirit Kings dimension
Another copypasta arc??
HOLY FUCK CAPTAIN MOM IS FUCKING AWESOME.
So is the reason why the entire afterlife is Japanese themed, then, because Soul Society is only the Japanese afterlife then? Are there Mexican and British and American afterlives too?
Is the English SS full of Reapers who wear silver spirit-armour, carry straight soul-slayers and fight demons? Is the American afterlife full of Native American style Indian warriors? Is the Egyptian Soul Society filled with 13 squads of lightly armoured psychopomps, each squad wearing the head of different animals?
I wish Kubo put any thought into this. Or did an SBS-type thing.
Maybe the American afterlife is full of gunslingers with cowboy hats.
See, that is far cooler than my idea. I just wasn't sure it was old enough. these dead folks can live a long time.
mexican afterlife is huecho mundo
The best fan theory I've heard explaining the whole SS culture is that, at the time the current government was founded, the most powerful faction in the afterlife was Japanese in origin. They took control and, through inertia and due to the ridiculously long lifespan that spirits have, little has changed since.
Makes sense when compared with how real life progresses between generations. If, say, the founding fathers were still alive, and rather than getting weaker and less active with time, just grew more influential, would we be likely to have changed much away from 18th century culture?
American afterlife is Hell.
THIS MAKES TOO MUCH SENSE.
yeah, bleach isn't ending any time soon, they haven't gone to hell yet
There should still be neighborhoods like Little Italy or China Town. Where people of the same culture gathered together. That theory doesn't explain why some some of the tailors wouldn't be making western style clothing for the souls that dressed that way in life.
Yes it does. The Japs took COMPLETELY over and everyone else is poor.
If you have this guys, do you also have the other lieutenants? This stuff is actually pretty interesting.
Maybe there are and we just haven't seen them? Who knows.
Isn't there something about people forgetting their human lives anyway?
Is the Hell arc where Ichigo discovers his mom was actually like, queen of fucking hell and she is still alive, and he has her powers?
Eh? His mom was a human medium. Chad's the one with the freaky demon powers.
his mom was doing the same thing as his dad
Ichigo is actually 1/6th human, 1/4th shinigami, 1/4th hollow, and 1/3rd divine.
DO NOT QUESTION THE MATH. IT WORKS.
>>10308259 1/3rd divine.
lol bleach pulls some stuff from other shounen right?
so a distant ancestor on his mom's side is the king of hell.
theres your yu yu hakusho tie-in
GENETICS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY
And the rest of the vice-captain pages?
Also, based on that: 6000 episodes of Bleach
It's not even that Soul Society is evil. They're just alien enough that they're largely indistinguishable from it.
It could be that the japanese after-life is a construct, and the process of of having Shinigami going out and "purifying" hollows and the various benign plus spirits is just a bit of maintenance. Hell, that's also what the Quincy could've been doing, albeit as living beings rather than as having already died, and the souls being "taken out of the balance" was just them being broken out from the cycle of the Japanese model.
Did you notice how most captains have opposite food tastes than they lieutenants?
Some of these stats are inconsistent. Can't really put numbers on these things...
Kenpachi is just too bad ass. I'm surprised Ichigo's teenage ass beat him, and that that other Espada was able to match him.
His bankai is gonna shoot atomic bombs.
Bleach is one big YYH tie-in.
Mayuri would have fit in with Germany's SS.
Some people think that he is actually his lieutenant's released sword. That is why he can't hear his own sword.
No, the stats are inconsistent because 8/10 is considered average, so anyone above-average in any stat in any way has to have a 9 or a 10
meanwhile, ignoring Kenpachi's 0 for reiatsu, 40 is as low as the scale goes, and might as well be "zero" considering that even tuberculosis-dude has a stamina of 40
who cares about his plan if in the end it FAILED!! >:(
So... is he more powerful than say... Ideon?
Where is captain lazy's powerlevel chart?
Bump for this.
Shunsui is my hero.
It could be that the criteria apply to 'everyone' so that even the most base of shinigami could register on the scale. In which case, exceptional individuals such as the captains would represent a high figures in almost every category.