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Gilphon

Aftermath of the battle

Chapter 214: Immanent God Blues

We open to somebody we haven’t seen in a while, Ishida. Seems he was keeping tabs on the battle outside. Apparently, Ryuuken’s training method is to continually shoot arrows and see if his son survives. The next morning, over at the Kurosaki residence, Ichigo’s nowhere to be seen. Rukia doesn’t know where he is, but she remembers him sulking after the battle, saying that he thinks Urahara already knows about Hichigo, but can’t do anything. She runs off to find him, and we see that he’s angsting by the crater Yammy and Ulquiorra left. This, of course, means he’s skipping school, as are Chad, Ishida and Rukia. Hitsugaya, on the roof of the school gets attacked by Matsumoto and reveals his concerns about the Arrancar. The ones they beat were apparently Gillians, so that speaks volumes about the strengh of Arrancar made from higher-class Menos. Oh, and Ururu’s back to normal. Enter Chad, who asks Urahara to train him. To finish the chapter, it turns out Ichigo’s decided to find the Vizard.

So, I reluctantly admit that I had to do a bit of dictionary work on the title, but it turns out that an ‘Immanent God’ is a God that’s permanently pervading and sustaining the universe, as opposed to a transcendent God, who interacts rarely, if ever, with the universe. There’s a future chapter title which I now recognize as referring back to this one, but beyond that, I’m kind of drawing a blank when it comes to relating this one. Help? But anyway, this chapter… well, we have Ichigo, Chad and Ishida acting on their earlier feelings of uselessness and trying to better themselves, but there’s not really anything else here I haven’t already discussed elsewhere. Though, one bit of Fridge Logic: Grimmjow showed that it perfectly possible for an Arrancar to enter the real world without much fanfare, so why was Ulquiorra and Yammy’s entrance so dramatic? I suppose it could be that unlike Grimmjow, they were trying to attract as much attention as possible, but it still seems a little odd.

Comments

silver 2195:

Yammy has no sense of subtlety.
Gilphon 13th Dec 10
mr AHR:

I'd say Rule Of Drama, probably. Like how people tend to make it rain just for the mood, and then conveniently forget about it later.

Gilphon 13th Dec 10
Gilphon:

Yeah, probably, but I'd prefer if there were some kind of Watsonian explanation for it.
Gilphon 13th Dec 10