* [[spoiler:Ichigo defeating Aizen with nothing more than a simple sword strike, similar to the one that sent them back in time. Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, as he used Muramasa to do it.]]
-->'''Ichigo''': "Do you know the difference between me and you, Aizen?"
-->'''Aizen''': "I am pleased to say that there are too many to count, Kurosaki Ichigo."
-->'''Ichigo''': "[[spoiler:[[YouAreNotAlone In the end, I chose not to be alone]].]]"