History Recap / BleachTheThousandYearBloodWarArc

4th Sep '15 12:38:12 PM Retro7
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* AnyoneCanDie: As it is the final arc, notable characters start getting killed. Most notably: Sasakibe, Yamamoto, Unohana, Rose and Kensei.
27th Jun '15 10:36:35 PM Gamermaster
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** Yhwach is very heavily associated with the number 9. There's even a folklore legend about him that repeatedly focuses on the number 9. Even one of his Sternritter is called BG9.

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** Yhwach is very heavily associated with the number 9. There's even a folklore legend about him that repeatedly focuses on the number 9. Even one of his Sternritter is called BG9.[=BG9=].
25th May '15 11:09:05 AM Wyldchyld
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* ArcNumber: Yhwach is very heavily associated with the number 9. There's even a folklore legend about him that repeatedly focuses on the number 9. The number nine has even extended towards Soifon being of the 9th generation of her family and the existence of the Stern Ritter named BG'''9'''.
** Number 5 is now attributed towards groups of considerable power. We have the five members of Squad Zero, whose combined power is greater than the Gotei 13; we have the Special War Powers, five characters that Yhwach wants under his wing; the Sword Five, female Zanpakuto who forge other Zanpakuto; and the five female Sternritter or [[FanNickname FemRitters]].

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* ArcNumber: ArcNumber:
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Yhwach is very heavily associated with the number 9. There's even a folklore legend about him that repeatedly focuses on the number 9. The number nine has even extended towards Soifon being Even one of the 9th generation of her family and the existence of the Stern Ritter named BG'''9'''.
his Sternritter is called BG9.
** Number 5 is now attributed towards groups of considerable power. We have the five members of Squad Zero, whose combined power is greater than the Gotei 13; we have the Special War Powers, five characters that Yhwach wants under his wing; the Sword Five, female Zanpakuto who forge other Zanpakuto; and the five female Sternritter or [[FanNickname FemRitters]].Sternritters.



* BadassArmy: The Soldats were the ones largely responsible for ratcheting up the 2000+ casualties of the Soul Society during the first battle.
* BloodierAndGorier: While ''Bleach'' was never shy about portraying some really grotesque acts of violence (especially the manga), Kubo's turned it UpToEleven here. Characters have their flesh ''melted or burned off'', revealing '''the bones and skulls''' underneath, [[{{Squick}} with specks of skin and blood still there]]. Decapitation (twice through beheading and twice through ''exploding''); horizontal and vertical bifurcation (which actually leads to death this time); impalement through the ''face'' (as done by Sung-Sun to a Vandenreich grunt); nails sunk into Zaraki's throat like claws; Byakuya painting a crater in the wall with a puddle of his blood; Ayon getting his flesh ''ripped and torn apart''; Sasakibe getting ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and struggling even to breathe; and a [[NauseaFuel rather vicious]] NightmareFace courtesy of Byakuya's PrimalFear.

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* BadassArmy: The Soldats were the ones largely responsible for ratcheting up the 2000+ casualties of the Soul Society during the first battle.
* BloodierAndGorier: While ''Bleach'' was never shy about portraying some really Kubo artistically depicts graphic detail of grotesque acts of violence (especially the manga), Kubo's turned it UpToEleven here. Characters have their flesh ''melted violence. Flesh is melted or burned off'', revealing '''the bones and skulls''' underneath, [[{{Squick}} with off the bone leaving specks of skin and blood still there]]. Decapitation (twice through beheading clinging to bones and twice through ''exploding''); horizontal and vertical skulls; decapitation or bifurcation (which actually leads to death this time); impalement that displays broken bones, muscles and blood; close-up shots if implalement through the ''face'' (as done face or neck by Sung-Sun to weapons or even fingernails; after a Vandenreich grunt); nails sunk into Zaraki's throat like claws; [[NauseaFuel vicious]] NightmareFace courstesy of his PrimalFear, Byakuya painting is pinned to a crater in the wall with a puddle of and ripped to shreds, exposing his blood; Ayon getting his flesh ''ripped and torn apart''; torso to the ribcage (and the villain graphically jokes about it later); Sasakibe getting is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and struggling even Kubo focusses on his struggle to breathe; and a [[NauseaFuel rather vicious]] NightmareFace courtesy of Byakuya's PrimalFear. breathe;



* DarkerAndEdgier: While we'd already gotten this since the Arrancar arc, the Thousand Year Blood War has really upped the ante. Established characters die rather gruesomely, Mayuri returns to form as an amoral MadScientist instead of comic relief, the villains [[CombatPragmatist do not give a shit about the rules of war]], Yhwach is much more brutal and DangerouslyGenreSavvy than even Aizen, the Shinigami [[RealityEnsues struggle even to]] [[TalkingIsAFreeAction name their attacks]], much of the Seireitei falls apart, and "Everything but the Rain" takes Isshin, Masaki and Ryuuken's backstory to a surprisingly grim place. There's even [[ThePurge an act of genocide]] and implied/attempted ''infanticide'' on the part of Yhwach and [=BG9=].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: While we'd already gotten this since the Arrancar arc, the Thousand Year Blood War has really upped the ante. Established characters die rather gruesomely, gruesomely; Mayuri returns to form as is once more an amoral MadScientist instead of comic relief, relief; the villains [[CombatPragmatist do not give a shit about ignore the Shounen rules of war]], war]] so that Shinigami [[RealityEnsues struggle]] to [[TalkingIsAFreeAction name their attacks]]; Yhwach is much more brutal and DangerouslyGenreSavvy than even Aizen, the Shinigami [[RealityEnsues struggle even to]] [[TalkingIsAFreeAction name their attacks]], much of Aizen and is confirmed to commit [[ThePurge genocide]]; the Seireitei falls apart, apart; flasbacks reveal Ichigo and "Everything but the Rain" takes Isshin, Masaki and Ryuuken's backstory to a surprisingly Uryuu's parents have an extremely grim place. There's even [[ThePurge an act of genocide]] and implied/attempted ''infanticide'' on the part of Yhwach and [=BG9=].shared backstory.



* KillTheGod: Yhwach's goal is to kill the Spirit King despite knowing in doing so he'll wipe out all of existence in both the mortal and spirit realms.



* PowerParasite:
** The Vandenreich disable Shinigami by taking away their Bankai and then using it on the Shinigami. Ichigo is immune to this.
** Nine years ago, Yhwach removed the powers of all Quincies deemed impure.

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* PowerParasite:
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PowerParasite: The Vandenreich disable Shinigami by taking away their Bankai and then using it on the Shinigami. Ichigo There is immune to this.
** Nine years ago, Yhwach removed
also a Quincy ability called Sklaverei that sucks up the reishi from everything to empower them, be it the ground, air, buildings, powers of all Quincies deemed impure. or even people.



* TheBusCameBack: After being OutOfFocus for a long while since the Hueco Mundo arc. Both Grimmjow and Nel returned back into the story during the invasion of the Soul King's Palace.



* WarArc: As the title states, this arc is focused on the certain of a long standing feud between the Quincys and the Shinigami.

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* WarArc: As the title states, this This arc is focused on the certain culmination of a long standing feud thousand year history of war between the Quincys and the Shinigami.
11th May '15 9:37:10 AM Retro7
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%% * CurbStompBattle: The shinigami are on the receiving end of a few of these.

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%% * CurbStompBattle: The shinigami are on start of the receiving end of arc sees the Shinigami really take a few of these.beating from the Vandereich both in the initial invasion and the second one that follows after as they try to recover.



* KillTheGod: Yhwach's goal is to kill the Spirit King despite knowing in doing so he'll wipe out all of existence in both the mortal and spirit realms.



* TheBusCameBack: After being OutOfFocus for a long while since the Hueco Mundo arc. Both Grimmjow and Nel returned back into the story during the invasion of the Soul King's Palace.



%% * WarArc: Definitely more so than the Arrancars.

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%% * WarArc: Definitely more so than As the Arrancars.title states, this arc is focused on the certain of a long standing feud between the Quincys and the Shinigami.
25th Jan '15 5:02:50 AM Wyldchyld
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PowerParasite:

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* PowerParasite:
25th Jan '15 5:02:21 AM Wyldchyld
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* AnyoneCanDie: This arc is so far notorious for having the highest good guy body count, especially notable in that no major good guys had died before this arc.



* CommissarCap: Oddly enough, only Stern Ritter women wear these types of military hats.
* CurbStompBattle: The shinigami are on the receiving end of a few of these.

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* CommissarCap: Oddly enough, only The Stern Ritter women wear these types of military hats.
%% * CurbStompBattle: The shinigami are on the receiving end of a few of these.these.
* CutShort: The anime ended after the Lost Agent Arc with no known plans to animate this arc.



* {{Flashback}}: The mini-arc is titled ''Everything but the Rain'' details how Isshin met Masaki, Ryuken and Urahara. We also get a pair of flashbacks for Yamamoto and Unohana during their respective fights.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: ''Hurricanes'' of it, some even going as far back as the ''first'' arc. There's so much of it that Bleach's entry on the trope itself actually doesn't cover ''half'' of it.

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* {{Flashback}}: The mini-arc is titled ''Everything but the Rain'' and details how Isshin met Masaki, Ryuken and Urahara. We also get a pair of flashbacks for Yamamoto and Unohana during their respective fights.
%% * {{Foreshadowing}}: ''Hurricanes'' of it, some even going as far back as the ''first'' arc. There's so much of it that Bleach's entry on the trope itself actually doesn't cover ''half'' of it.



* NoSell[=/=]PowerParasite:
** The Vandenreich disable Shinigami by taking away their Bankai, however so far Ichigo has been immune to the process.

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* NoSell[=/=]PowerParasite:
NoSell: The Vandenreich possess medallions that can "medallise" a Bankai the moment a Shinigami summons it, thereby stealing the Bankai and being able to use it themselves.
PowerParasite:
** The Vandenreich disable Shinigami by taking away their Bankai, however so far Bankai and then using it on the Shinigami. Ichigo has been is immune to the process.this.



* PuttingOnTheReich: The typical Vandenreich uniform is rather distinct enough on its own, but there are clear allusions to those worn by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The typical Vandenreich uniform is rather distinct enough on its own, but there are consists of military uniform and cloaked overlay that possess clear allusions to those worn by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.



* WhamEpisode: In relation to the reveals and twists, several chapters are stand-out examples of how to wham a fandom.
* WarArc: Definitely more so than the Arrancars.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Since the Anime ends the series after the Lost Agent Arc, a lot of the characters are spared from their fates in this arc. Namely, Yamamoto, Sasakibe, Izuru, Unohana, Kensei, Rose, Hitsugaya, and Rangiku.
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* WhamEpisode: In relation to the reveals and twists, several chapters are stand-out examples of how to wham a fandom.
%% * WarArc: Definitely more so than the Arrancars.
2nd Nov '14 11:20:32 AM BlackYakuzu94
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* AnyoneCanDie: This arc is so far notorious for having the highest good guy body count, especially notable in that no major good guys had died before this arc.
25th May '14 10:37:41 AM saiyan5ninetail
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* SerialEscalation: While previous arcs gave previews as to how powerful Bleach characters can be, the Thousand Year Blood War Arc started to erase all prior conceptions of the power scale and set the bar to new heights.
17th Apr '14 3:02:13 PM Wyldchyld
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* ManOfKryptonite: 552 reveals the reason Quincies kill Hollows so much is because the latter are this to the former, and it is serious enough that one attack can destroy a Quincy ''entirely''. [[spoiler: This also explains why Ichigo's and Kensei's bankai were unstealable and leads to Kisuke Urahara leading to a plan to a partial hollowfication to poison the bankais]].

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* ManOfKryptonite: 552 reveals the reason Quincies kill are revealed to eradicate Hollows so much is because from a survival instinct due to having an innate vulnerability to Hollow taint. It can weaken their powers and has the latter are this potential to the former, and it is serious enough that one attack can destroy a Quincy ''entirely''. [[spoiler: This also explains why Ichigo's and Kensei's bankai were unstealable and leads to Kisuke Urahara leading to a plan to a partial hollowfication to poison the bankais]].their very souls.
26th Nov '13 6:56:50 PM LongLiveHumour
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The typical Vandenreich uniform is rather distinct enough on its own, but there are clear allusions to those worn by NaziGermany.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The typical Vandenreich uniform is rather distinct enough on its own, but there are clear allusions to those worn by NaziGermany.UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
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