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Urahara is the King of Soul Society.It seems a bit odd to me that Soul Society, as harsh as they are, would do something as lenient as banishing someone to the human world when usually, shinigami who stay there longer than they have to are considered criminals. Also, most shinigami seem to know where he is and don't really care that he's dealing in contraband. There's also the fact that Soul Society has been cooperating with him closely, and still seems to respect his opinion. My theory is that after becoming a captain Urahara wanted to change a lot of how Soul Society operated, and since Central 46 wasn't very happy with this, they exiled him on mostly trumped-up charges (since, being the king, they couldn't legally execute him). Most of Soul Society doesn't know this, since Urahara was "undercover" as a regular captain at the time. Now, since Urahara can't do anything within Soul Society, he's trying to keep going from the outside by using Ichigo and his friends, and working with Soul Society from the outside.
Yammy is not really the Zeroth Espada. He's been fooled into thinking that he is due to the Hogyoku.With the recent revelation that the Hogyoku "makes real what is in the hearts of those around it", I thought back to the other revelation about Yammy being the Zeroth Espada. So far, we've seen nothing that suggests he's anything other than an annoyance to Kenpachi and Byakuya (heck, we haven't really seen him at all for a bunch of chapters). Maybe Yammy's ambitions to become the greatest of all the Espada were actualized by the Hogyoku... ...Then the question is, "why isn't he powerful?" Later on in the same chapter containing the secret of the Hogyoku, Aizen states that it "cannot work if that possibility does not already exist within them." Well, unbeknownst to Yammy himself, he had the potential to be the Zeroth but was not given the full power behind it because he cannot possibly be as strong as he desires. Basically, he gets the rank, but none of the power. Aizen would know this, letting him have his fun in order to create a sort of diversion. Poor Yammy...
Aizen doesn't have BankaiWhen he discovered he hit the jackpot on the super power roulette he didn't need to unlock bankai, when the time came for him to become captain he just used his good old complete hypnosis.
The Hogyoku is the King of Heaven.
Aizen's Bankai turns everyone within a certain radius into Aizen.The only way his power could become more confusing bar making the illusions real (too predictable!) would be to make it impossible to know if you're hitting the real Aizen... or just another victim of his Bankai. Add a couple of flash steps to the mix and you're in for one confusing fight.
Quincies actually send souls to the true afterlife.The Shinigami killed them all because the Shinigami King really wants to keep as many souls as possible in Soul Society for some mysterious reason.
Orihime is about to use her powers for something big.Whether she kills Ulquoirra or not, (which would be incredibly awesome, by the way) the arc has had her getting progressively bolder with her powers. She's basically the Scarlet Witch with more fairies, and if she ever started using them to their full potential, we could have serious a Reality Warper on our hands. The question is whether she snaps or not before she does it.
Unohana Retsu will kill AizenIf Kubo continues to make her avoid strong enemies, that'll be the probable outcome. And we know how he likes to pull surprises out of nowhere. I can even imagine the scene: A worn out Ichigo, almost dying, is being cured by Orihime, due her lack of will to fight at all; everybody else is too busy challenging other enemies (from Hell, perhaps; or Tousen and Gin revealed themselves to be stronger than we thought); also, Yamamoto, apparently, was eaten by Aizen. Then, Retsu appears, with a new power above Bankai, that was only revealed to be known by Aizen yet, and is ready to kick *** . That would be awesome. Of course, unless she dies anticlimactically for a minor enemy. Then, Kenpachi will do the kickage.
Halibel has a Sepgunda Etapa, which makes her naked.Just take a look at her most recent fight, in which she seems to be steadily losing her clothes with each boost in power. Upon activating her Sepgunda Etapa, she'll become stark naked (and this being Bleach, where almost everyone is a Chaste Hero) all males will be too embarresed to fight her, leading her to be defeated by a combination of females, including Yoruichi and Unohana.
The next arc will be:After maybe another 20 chapters of drawn-out fights the Espadas are going to bite the dust, when Aizen reveals he had the Vasto Lordes all along... and while SS was busy with the Espadas, the VLs were attacking the real Karakura Town. Cue Big Damn Heroes moment for Urahara and the Vizards.
Vasto Lordes never existed.It's just stuff the studious people at Soul Society invented to make captain-level shinigami continue their training, as an excuse to get stronger. Aizen fell for it too, it seems.
There are no Vasto Lorde among the Espada
The day when Gin or Tousen are shown as a spy...This page will drown in gloating tropers.
The new filler arc will be an AU of the first Bleach ArcBased on episode 227, we know that the newest filler arc takes place before the first few episodes. Since Mizuiro was narrating the Karakura Town part of the episode, maybe his narration is foreshadowing him taking the place of Ichigo as the main character in an AU of Bleach? After all, out of all of Ichigo's Karakura Town friends, he hasn't shown any spiritual powers or starred in any fillers (unlike Tatsuki, Chizuru, or Keigo in the Karakura Riser filler).
The Vizards' reliance on their masks has reduced their abilities to use their shikais/bankais.During Ichigo's vizard training, his hollow told him the he is Zangestu as he is now the dominant spirit. As the hollow goes stronger, the zanpakto spirit goes more and more distant. It hasn't affected Ichigo yet, but since the vizards have had them for aroundd 100 years, the abilities of the other vizards have decayed so much that the four ex-captains have lost their bankais.
Arrancar males are impervious to groin attacks.Because of their hierro. Don't ask.
When Kubo wrote the Arrancar Arc, he didn't know that western cultures put the given name first.You'll notice that when he named the Espada after archetects, he used their surnames as the Espadas' given names. For example: Starrk is named after Phillipe Stark, and Ulquiorra is named after Patricia Ulquiorra. If a Japanese person heard someone introduce themselves as "Phillipe Stark" they would think Phillipe is their surname and Stark their given name.
Starrk's wolf packare actually all the souls he consumed to be a powerful Hollow. That's why there are so many of them. And it would give an interesting twist to the whole "soul consuming process" theory.
Byakuya won the fight with his ZanpakutoAnd is now disguised as it. Think about it, we know Byakuya survived, and that he's up to something. We also know, or can at least guess that he hasn't informed the other captains, as they would probably at least tell Rukia he's alive (if not what he was doing). He must have somehow survived the fight and gone into hiding, and what better way to hide than right in the middle of the enemy camp. His Zanpakuto is perfect for hiding, his face is obscured, he has the same build as Byakuya and he doesn't talk much. And it's the perfect way to get a cool scene out of this filler, the Zanpakuto are fighting their shiningami partners when one of them gets hit by senbonzakura's knives. He asks what senbonzakura is doing, only to have byakuya pull off the mask and state that he's not senbonzakura (then shunpo out of the disguise of course)
Grimmjow will recover from being Put On A Bus, and...Perform a dramatic, flashback-laden Heel Face Turn in order to get revenge on Kaname Tosen for the loss of his arm. Ichigo will arrive, and team up (grudgingly) with Grimmjow in order to fight Gin Ichimaru and Tosen (with Grimmjow taking Tosen).
Las Noches used to be the the site of an ancient Hollow Kingdom.Thousands of years ago, before the Shinigami Academy was even founded, there thrived a Kingdom of Hollows in Las Noches. The Vasto Lordes were the rulers. Over time, it decayed into what Barragan ruled over. Aizen built it back up to some of its former glory.
How Aizen will be defeatedWe can be pretty sure that he will be, maybe not so soon but it will happen eventually.
muramasa is ashido's zanpakutoWe never see ashido release and muramasa is in the forest of menos currently
Ukitake's Bankai will take the form of a stormIF the games are to be believed, then his powers are over water and lightning. Then, his bankai will give him power over a large storm. My personal theory is that it would be either a hailstorm, a hurricane, or a blizzard, gaining the appropriate elemental abilities for that and changing his weapon. For the hailstorm he would gain a power rangers grade gunsword as a weapon, for the blizzard he would gain metal fans, and for the hurricane he would get a short sword on his sword for him to use as like a kusarigama.
Unohana's big fighting scene will be against Tousen.He has something he judges as "stronger than Bankai", and she's more powerful than the average captain. It'll be an interesting fight. Hope Unohana slaps him into sense, and shows him his sense of justice blows so much he'd hide himself in shame.
Ichigo will be the first person to tell Aizen to shut up.Aizen is LONG overdue for one with his talks of Godhood and invincibility.
Gin's Visored mask will be ultra freakyHow? It will be his normal face, complete with dopey grin and half shut eyes. His real face will be underneath with an actual expression.
The towers in the fake Karakura town will be destroyed...Probably by one of the Espada's resurrécion attacks. However, the real town won't rematerialise from the Soul Society, because Urahara is using Keigo, Mizuiro, Tatsuki and Chizuru to stabilize the barrier in the place of the wrecked towers.
Gin Ichimaru's Bankai is a gun.Not just any a gun, but the world's most accurate rifle.
Mayuri will kill AizenMayuri has shown that he is evil Batman with how he killed Szayel. And since Aizen is Evil Superman, Mayuri will be the one to kill him.
Ichigo is under the influence of Kyoka SuigetsuI'm still smarting over Aizen's stalker line about knowing Ichigo since birth so here goes: Ichigo was exposed to Kyoka Suigetsu as an infant, and so does not remember.
Mugetsu is Ichigo's real BankaiAnyone else under the impression that Ichigo's shimigami powers were misclassified (deliberately maybe)? Ie: his shikai and bankai weren't actually what they were called. When Ichigo first got his shimigami abilities, he absorbed rukia's reiatsu, and so his initial form was not truly how his base form should have looked like, it was just a manifestation of his shimigami powers with Rukia's spirit pressure. He then had to go back and forge his shigimami powers with his own reiatsu. Though when training with Uruhara it was said that he has already achieved shikai and that his sword was always going to be in shikai. But what if, due to his power his base form simply was just "as powerful" as a shikai rather than being a shikai. But it was just claimed for some reason to be an actual shikai. The duration that Ichigo can use his bankai is absurd, and in terms of progression of power, it doesn't seem to be that great, it's essenitally comparable to the boost that other shimigami get when they use shikai. The amount of time Ichigo put into obtaining Mugetsu seems genuinely akin to the amount of time other shimigami put into obtaining their bankais. It's a final form, something else comparable to shimigami's bankais. The reason why it could only be used once is possibly because ichigio is truly human, if he were actually a shimigami, perhaps he'd have the durability to use it more like a bankai. At this point in the series it would make no sense for there to be a "third" release or final ("sword/shimigami fusion") ability that no other shimigami would have mentioned, or that only one shimigami has. That's the only reason why I'm questioning the terminology.
Orihime destroying the Hougyoku would have created a paradoxThink about it. Aizen states that Orihime gained her powers thanks to the Hougyoku's influence. But if Orihime destroys it, her exact plan being to make it to where the Hougyoku never existed, that would also mean that she would never have gained her powers, and would never have had the ability to wipe the Hougyoku off of the plane of existence to begin with. So if Orihime takes out the Hougyoku, she is also taking out her ability to destroy it.
Nanao will show up in the real Karakura Town.It’s the only explanation I can think of for why she wasn’t in the fake Karakura Town. Maybe Shunsui was being overprotective of his Nanao-chan again and thought that leaving her behind to guard the real Karakura Town would be a less dangerous assignment.
Ichigo will be able to defeat Aizen because his friends cheer him on.Think about it. Ichigo's power levels have been going up and down; one minute he's beating Soul Society Captains, the next he's getting his ass handed to him by Espada who could be beaten by said Captains. And now he's expected to somehow take down Captain Broken himself. So what gives? It's because Ichigo's strength derives from the emotional support he receives from those close to him. Ever since Orihime was kidnapped, he's been bummed out. Rescuing her was supposed to fix that, but none of it went according to plan, and now he feels even worse. Going to help the Captains in Fake Karakura Town shot his confidence to hell when he saw all of these heavy-hitters being torn apart and Aizen steamrolling over everyone Ichigo has ever trained under or looked up to. And yet, just recently, Don Kanonji stood his ground against Aizen. Don freaking Kanonji. How could this buffoon do what almost anyone posing a threat to Aizen could not? Because he had confidence and self-assurance. Ichigo's been lacking that for a long time now, and this troper thinks that being reminded of why he fights, to protect his friends and family, will be just the kick-start he needs to be The Hero again and stand up to Aizen.
Aizen is going to win.Kubo is just stringing us along to screw with our heads. Ichigo will do his hero thing, and there will be an epic battle of epicness, a real smack down drag out fight, and Aizen will be the last man standing.
Harribel was actually a man with really convincing falsies.Jossed. She's always been a girl - she has a womb, which is where her Hollow hole is located in, according to Unmasked.
If there is another arc, it will feature Chad fighting an overly cute enemy.The results won't be pretty. They may be very funny, though.
Ichigo is the Key to Aizen's plans.Sure, it was made rather obvious in the last chapter that Aizen has something to do with Ichigo, but what this is has yet to be revealed. It is also obvious that Ichigo plays a significant role in Aizen's evil villan plot. And what role is that, you ask? Why, it's simple: Ichigo is the King's Key. Think about it. In Soul Society, the Soukyoku was said to have the power of one million zanpakutou, yet Ichigo blocked it with one. If we go by the soul count of each zanpakutou, that's one million souls. And this was before Ichigo fought Byakuya, underwent Hollow training, and even knew that Aizen was a threat. Besides, who ever said that the Key was composed of only one hundred thousand souls? But Aizen already knew this. Surely he heard about Ichigo's little run-in with the Soukyoku, and got curious. It's possible that he had no idea that the little Ryoka that he crushed effortlessly was the one object that he was looking for (that, or he was bluffing). And way, way back at the start of the Hueco Mundo arc, when Ichigo and the others entered Hueco Mundo, he could have detected the Key's reiatsu within Ichigo's own. At this point, having lured Ichigo into Hueco Mundo with Orihime as bait, Aizen just had to sit back and watch while things unfolded on their own and Ichigo grew even more ridiculously powerful than he already was. Add all of this to Urahara's faith in Ichigo's ability (he and Aizen are basically dueling against one another, with Ichigo as the experiment of both), Isshin's unknown background (for all we know, he could be the King himself), and Aizen's analysis of Ichigo's reiatsu in the most recent chapter (to confirm that all was according to plan), and you have the perfect storm of exposition. Now that Aizen has Ichigo right where he wants him, he can reveal all this to him, creating another ludicrous Wham Episode, surprising all of Bleach's readers, and launching his attack on the now-vulnerable fourth wall, as detailed above.
Aizen was formerly a Royal GuardThis relies on all of those "King is a bad dude" theories, but work with me here. So the King is this great and terrible Cosmic Horror and the Royal Guard are former Captains tasked with making sure it doesn't get out. But even more secret than their existance is how they opperate; by being placed in an involuntary stasis so that their massive Captain-level souls can power the seal. Nobody is aware of this until after their "promotion", and by then it's already too late. ...except that one escaped. Aizen Sousuke, who likely went by another name at the time, managed to escape his fate as a living seal and flee the King's realm. Infuriated by what he had witnessed, he vowed to end this atrocious tradition even if it meant bringing Seireitei to its knees to do it. He trained in both body and mind during his period of seclusion, meanwhile dabbling in research concerning the very makeup of Hollows and Shinigami in the hopes of finding any edge over his new adversaries. He eventually slipped back into Soul Society after much time had passed, with a change of name and likely appearance. Though he walks a dark path his ultimate goal is merely to free his fellow Shinigami, no matter what the cost. become god, or create one conciseness, or dress up all of Soul Society as poodles. Ichigo looks about ten seconds away from slashing his wrists. But instead of wangsting like a tosser and letting it happen. Cue Theme Music Power Up. Ichigo gives a World of Cardboard Speech to put Kamina to shame. Then suddenly "What the fuck makes you think you'll be doing it alone ya bastard." and Kenpachi, Grimmkitty, Gentenbainne and Byakuya all come out of a Garganta. Urahara, Ryuuken, Yoruichi, Isshin and Tessai all flash step in like "sorry we took so long" and then Ichigo goes into his Reserection. And not just any Reserection, that one with the Leather Pimp Longcoat, Chainsaw Zangetsu, Magic Flying Motorcycle and Biker-Chick Rukia and Orihime from the last page. And then Aizen would shit bricks.
Aizen's true goalsOk. A popular fan theory is thus: Aizen killed the Espada/ let them die for there several hundred thousand souls. Canon states that he'll get the souls from Karakura. Wrong. He needs BOTH batches of several hundred thousand souls. The Espada are to create the Ouken. Sure. But it's been stated that Aizen wants to create "perfect beings." It has also been stated that Kurosaki Ichigo has "abnormally high reiatsu." The captains are wrong. It's not Ichigo that has the reiatsu. It's HICHIGO. HICHIGO was the one who owned Uliquorra. Aizen has recognized this since the very first time he met Ichigo. He might have done some background research, and figured out how Ichigo got his powers. Now, it's been stated that Karakura is the most reiryoku-enriched place on earth. As such, every single one of its citizens are exposed to this reiatsu daily. So what does Aizen do with every single one of Karakura's citizens? He replicates Urahara's shattered shaft hundreds and thousands of times and throws EVERY SINGLE ONE of Karakura's inhabitants in one. He waits. Somebody's BOUND to develop a hollow in an Ichigo-similar way, and then Aizen has his army.
The mysterious shinigami seen with Urahara and Isshin is the missing tenth division captain during the TBTP arc.If it's not Isshin, then it's this person.
Tsukishima is not the enemy, Ginjo is.Tsukishima's power is based off his bookmark, which Ginjo tells Ichigo allows Tsukishima to insert himself into someone's memories. But a bookmark doesn't change a story, it just lets you recall your place in it later. As in restoring lost or sealed, yet still real, memories. On the other hand, Ginjo's Fullbring comes from his X pendant and is called a Cross. And crosses and the letter X have a history and connotation of sealing things. What if Ginjo sealed everyone's memories of Tsukishima, and Tsukishima has just recently mastered his fullbring enough to break the seal?
Ichigo's Fullbring will become a wakizashi after he gets his powers backLetting him keep his fullbring and his zanpakuto would be a good way of increasing his power. He already has a katana in the from of Tensa Zangetsu, so his fullbring could be some form of off hand item. He is not really the type for a shield, but Dual Wielding is an option.
The Espada ranks were chosen my Aizen to troll the HollowsBasically, they really weren't about power. Like Barragan, ruler of ALL Hueco Mundo & wielding the kill-all, Respira, gets deposed & stuck below a do-nothing who takes naps & prefers to avoid fights. Starrk, took down Rose & Love, but after he's killed, they get up & immediately face Aizen. If they were REALLY beat, they'd be on the ground still like thse Allon beat. Harribel was ranked above Nnoitra since he refused to believe a woman could beat a man... turns out Kubo agres w/ him! Luppi was promoted in place of Grimmjow to further humiliate what is probably one of the strongest of Hollows. (He survived multiple Bankai hits from the main character for crying out loud!) We saw just how long Luppi lasted once Grimm Kitty made the decision to kill. Real Espada Levels: 1-Barragan, 2-Ulquiorra (Killed Ichigo TWICE), 3-Wonderwyce (Beat Captain Kensei & Captain Tuberculosis w/one hit!) 4-Nnoitra (slashed several times in chest by KENPACHI but kept fighting), 5-Grimmjow (Survived multiple Vaizard Bankai hits while able to continue high level aggression against & wound main character), 6-Starrk (Wounded 3 Captains), 7-Yammi (beat 3 Lieutenant Class, Rukia, Renji, Chad, Massive Atack Power & Durabilty/Regeneration) 8-Zommari (he DID survive a hit from Gokei Senbon Zakura, plus his Amor was broken), 9-Szayel (Killed by Bankai, then sealed Zanpakuto, but his Voodoo Doll & Gabriel, brr!) 10-Harribel (no special ability, no aggression, no hits on even lieutenant class shinigami, Hitsu GA Ya just feared her Tattooed Marshmallow Hell) 11-Luppi (actually out fought multiple Lieutenants & made a Captain bleed, might actually outrank Harribel) 12-Arronierro (killed in single hit by severely wounded Lieutenant) The Privaron espada, except Dordoni, were a sad joke. Why were they Espada at any point anyway? At best they were Lieutenant class. No way Harribel was ever a Vasto Lorde (unless there was GROSS inbalence in power between males & females!) Ulquiorra was without a doubt (Silhouette!), Barragan quite likely, same w/ Wonderwyce (Only Captain Genocide could handle him) nnoitra might be the pinnacle of adjuchas evolution, grimmjow might be at the point where Vasto begins, Starrk might hasve been one once, but after splitting, never regained his former power, a bit like Nel. Too bad we didn't get to see what happened in Las Noches after Yammi 'died' & before Mayuri took over. The Hollows as a plot device are finished.
Being a Fullbring user is a mutant power.Ginjou said he and the other members of Xcution were born with the ability.
Sora will kill AizenBecause Aizen is a Heartless.
Exdeath will kill AizenBy making him overdose on hurfing durf.
Sephiroth will kill AizenTo prove he's the better villain.
Lelouch will kill AizenIt's all part of his plan to unify everything in peace. Jossed. Aizen's immortal now.
Aizen has planned his own version of the Zero RequiemJossed. Aizen just wanted to find an equal.
Ichigo will gain familiar demon powers nextThus Nero's origin story
Ichigo is the new master of the HogykuSelf explanatory. It's found a new master, and Ichigo just beat the stuffing out of Aizen. Plus this'll be a way to repower Ichigo.
Ichigo will lose all his shinigami powers, but keep his hollow powers.With his shinigami powers gone, he will use only his hollow powers until he becomes a vasto lord. Then he break his mask and become an arrancar and regain his shinigami powers.
Of the Espada, only Starrk and Harribel were Vasto Lorde.Take a look at their Ressurrección: Los Lobos◊ and Tiburón◊, respectively. Notice any similarities? No Hollow parts, apart from their clothes (Starrk's eyepiece, Harribel's bone armor). Being a Vasto Lorde!Arrancar means that when you go Resurrección, you retain your humanity and actually just look like a human wearing funny clothes. By this logic the levels the Espada were at before becoming Arrancar could be:
The Final Getsuga Tensho will make Aizen stoned out of his mind.That's why it's going to be introduced in issue 420.
Hanataro is going to get the kill on AizenWouldn't that be the real pisser? Aizen has to be hurting from all the fighting and the poison damage he just experienced. He's weakened. Hanataro can destroy when his healing scalpel removes enough damage. Plus he's the last one anyone would expect with heavy hitters running around still. Plus, it would anger you, yes you.
Aizen will be killed by a Clap Your Hands If You Believe moment.Think of it this way:
The 'hogyoko' that Aizen has embedded in his chestis not the real hogyoko. Why, why, why would he bring it into battle if it makes the will of people around it real? (This could be to set up the 'He might think he has complete control over it and such, but he actually doesn't and Ichigo's willpower enables him to win a battle over whose will controls the hogyoko'-type scenario, but I think Aizen is too careful to fall for this.) So, simple: he doesn't actually have the hogyoko with him, and it's hidden someplace else.
Don Kanonji will power up from Hougyoku exposure
Aizen's entire evil plot was to grow a mullet.Now, he's just making stuff up as he goes along so he doesn't look like an idiot.
Gin is not betraying Aizen because he is Axe Crazy.Let's face it; if you're not a Shinigami, you live in a Crapsack World known as the Rukongai. Whether you have powers or not, unless you actually go become one of the Elite. Quite frankly, this arrangement sucks. One of the Fillers made this a plot point. And, because it sucks, and because Gin cares about Rangiku (and possibly others in their leaky boat), he decided to go and change this. And, because he inferred that Aizen is the boss, he decided to go and attempt this little reform through his awesomely sneaky little ways. Once he found out the full Seireitei system, he decided to go along with Aizen even more, probably to use the Hogyoku as a bartering chip or something. Watch this be his little monologue as he dies in Rangiku's arms. And after he dies...
Aizen killed Hiyori
Rangiku was the previous host of the Hougyoku before Rukia.
Aizen is planning to eat Gin.
Orihime will be the one to kill Aizen, after seeing all he's done.He'll finally set Orihime to the breaking point, after seeing that nearly EVERYONE is dead, she's finally gonna lose it. Travel to the human world, despite Ichigo and Co.'s pleas, she will confront Aizen on her own. Aizen will obviously think this is just Orihime being stupid; until he finds himself Out Gambitted by Orihime. All I can say are Two Words. Everyone, say it with me! I...REJECT! And thus, Aizen will cease to exist. The Hogokyou will cease to exist. The world will be back to normal. ...Until a new villian comes around.
Aizen is turning into a Hell ButterflyTheir existence and lack of use set up a Chekhov's Gun. They are generated whenever a soul is sent to Soul Society and allow passage between worlds. They are also valuable and unique in their power, since they have to be kept in SS for later use. Their species isn't Shinigami, human, Hollow or anything in between, just as Aizen claimed he was. If he gains the rare passage-powers of the Hell Butterfly, he can easily pass between any worlds, including whatever traps the King's Key may open up. Since they are their own species, it also explains what the energy Aizen uses is. It might still be spiritual energy, but it's the energy of an insect, which nobody has seen in the amounts Aizen possesses.
Despite Ichigo's latest powerup, Aizen is still going to win.We've had too much build up over squad 0 and the King to never see them.
Kenpachi will comeAnd after he sweeps away Aizen with his Double-Handed-Thing he'll fight with Ichigo again, because he is now in one league with him. The burst of Reiatsu will be so fricking hardcore that it will revive the dead and thus the strategy of the manga 'no one ever dies' will be kept. Also, Kenpachi will have a drink with Ichigos dad, probably full of flashbacks of how they trained together or something.
Before Ichigo can deliver the final blow, a Hell Gate will appear and drag Aizen into Hell, exactly like Satan planned.The whole idea of the Hogyoku was implanted into Uruhara's mind by demons under the orders of Lucifer as part of some ultra convoluted plot to get a shinigami to become evil enough to be inducted as a member of Hell's legions. Aizen was the shinigami that took the bait, but his plans coming to fruition with the level of detail and sheer amount of blood spilled and lives ruined exceeded the expectations of many of the generals of Hell. In the end, however, once Aizen's in Hell he'll be reduced to being Satan's little bitch, the Hogyoku being merely a Red Herring rather than a MacGuffin, and Aizen is just the final puzzle piece need to complete his army of the Damned to march straight into Heaven.
Aizen's own transformation will be his undoing.As Ichigo is about to finish him off, Aizen will use Kyouka Suigetsu to try to escape. However, thanks to his own transformation, his reiatsu is so incredibly high that he can't hide it anymore, making his illusion powers worthless to anyone who can sense spirit pressure.
Aizen wants to become a Vasto Lorde without having to consume thousands of souls. He wants the power of a Vasto Lorde, or as close to it as he can get. The Hougyoku tries to grant this wish by constantly making him evolve: Aizen -> Sockpuppet!Aizen -> Mullet!Aizen -> Butterflaizen -> Cthulhu!Aizen.
Gin will recieve a hollow form similar to Ichigo's.He's in almost the exact same scenario Ichigo was in the Ulquiorra fight. This will happen immediately when Aizen attempts to finish him off. He'll get a new animalistic, silent, and Ax Crazy hollow form that overpowers Aizen, stabs Ichigo in the chest, and defends Rangiku at all costs.
The next set of villains will be humans given powers by the Hogyoku.We've fought Hollows. We've fought Shinigami. We've fought Hollowfied Shinigami and Shinigami-fied Hollows. What's next? The answer has been staring us in the face the whole time, in the form of Chad and Orihime. Orihime's healing power is literally god-like, and theoretically her offensive and defensive powers could be just as strong if she actually wanted them to be. Likewise, Chad had superhuman strength and endurance ever before getting his power, but he was so used to being an Actual Pacifist that his power manifested as defense-based right arm, meaning that up until the Hueco Mundo arc he's been fighting by punching people with a shield. As soon as he decided he actually wanted to attack, he became strong enough to one-shot an Arrancar. Now imagine what would happen if someone with Orihime's power decided they wanted to 'reject' an opponent's body parts. Or imagine someone with Chad's natural strength who decided that they liked using their strength to hurt people, then give that person a Power Fist.
The Final Getsuga won't kill Aizen, but it will depower himThis will give Ichigo the opportunity to beat the crap out of him with his bare hands. Come on, you know you want to see that happen.
Ichigo won't defeat Aizen, Hichigo will.As soon as the final getsuga tenshou runs out, Hichigo will exploit Ichigo's weakened state to take total control. Aizen, having had his ass mostly kicked, will get devoured by Hichigo and he'll become the most powerful Hollow in history. The next arc will be Chad, Orihime and Ishida trying to bring Ichigo back.
Bleach will end in chapter 432For no real reason other than it being 108 times Four.
Ichigo will gain his spirit powers.Notice it's not Regain. Because he took Rukia's powers, Ichigo has yet to unlock his own powers.
Inuyasha will kill AizenTo get at the Shikon Jewel.
Ichigo will regain his power with help from Chad and/or OrihimeConsidering he's the reason they gained their powers it seems like they're his path to regaining his. Chad's have a strong hollow feel and Orihime most likely has a shinigami kidio thing going on with her fairy's. plus she can reject reality and reshape it. wouldn't surprise me if she found a way to heal him.
There will be a time-skipAnd not a little one either. It will probably focus on the children of the main cast (Ichigo/Orihime (because Rukia's invisible), Uryu/Tatsuki, and Chad adopted some kid (parrot-kid?)) to deal with Aizen when he breaks out. Rukia will be the childrens guide in the Spirit World.
It's over, two weeks from now there will be more of the epilogueLook, we've had people complaining about how long this series has gone on for several years. Maybe Tite Kubo just got fed up with that and decided to drop a Bittersweet Ending on us. Just putting it out there, I really don't believe it.
Urahara did not create the HoukyokuThe Houkyoku is actually the Shikon No Tama. Kisuke stole it from Japan 500 years ago.
Yugi will kill AizenAfter fusing with Yammy to form Yammy Yugi. He will then challenge Seto Kaizen to a Shadow-children's card game, which Kaizen will lose and be sent straight to the Shadow Realm.
Luffy will kill AizenBecause Aizen has the Houkyoku, which is One Piece Jossed. Aizen's immortal now
Negi Springfield will kill Aizen
Altair will kill AizenKillstealing it from everyone else. Because Altair is the ultimate killstealer.
Ichigo won't regain his powers for a long timeInstead Tatsuki will develop spirit powers and become the new main character. Also the rest of the Karakura gang will develop powers to. And Mizuiro will be kidnapped or Chizuru who if her captors are female she will molest to death.
Grimmjow will show up in the next Arc as a mentorThis is a combination of several Guesses I liked. Here we go: Zangetsu specifically stated that Ichigo's SHINIGAMI powers would be lost but said nothing of his Hollow half. I believe that Ichigo's Inner Hollow will make a comeback and try to become King once again. Grimmjow will then show up as an "exchange student" at the troubled teen's school(all facilitated by Urahara, of course) and begrudgingly teach him how to control his powers through many weeks of rigorous offscreen training. Due to the teen's established ridiculous learning curve, this training will inevitably bring him back up to a level of power comparable to his original but as an Arrancar instead of a Vizard or Visored or whatever you want to call it. Then plot will occur, Kubo will troll, and there will be a rather unsatisfying conclusion that causes a wave of fanfics to flood the internet. The end.
Stark and Harribel's fraccion Apache will be revealed to be the only Arrancar survivors.Together with Nelliel, the three will plunge into despair over the deaths of their comrades, Aizen's betrayal and that HM is now in the hands of a Soul Reaper mad sciencist worse than Aizen. Eventually, they'll form a cross-dimensional evil law firm.
This new arc is going to be really shortIt will end with the lost shinigami representative forcing all of his powers onto Ichigo restoring Ichigo's powers and loosing his own because he's sick and tired of seeing spirits and crap. Why? Kubo has learned from making overly long arcs and has decided all future arcs will be super short.
Ichigo has been working for Urahara for the past six monthsMainly because his new boss speaks like Urahara from the beginning of the series, back when things weren't so serious. And why would Kubo bother adding in the phone call if it weren't relevant somehow?
The Post-Timeskip characters led by that ramen guy that just met Ichigo are more VizardsEither previous victims of Aizen before the incident with the Captains and Liutenants shown in Turn Back The Pendulum, or else subseqent victims. It is even possible that they are trapped in the prototypes of the reatsu-draining gigai Urahara offered Rukia back at the beginning of the storyline. The Butler-type guy's cane could even be a cane sword style zanpakuto like Benihime.
The mysterious ramen guy is a Quincy!
The human who attacked Ishida is Hiramaru Kazuya
The Fullbringers all have either partially or fully armored forms.Basically the inverse of the above WMG; if Chad can copy Ginjou then Ginjou can copy Chad. The idea is that a fully decked out Fullbringer will have both a personalized weapon for offense and a hollow-mask like exoskeleton to protect their squishy human organs, creating a fighter with the weapon skills of a shinigami and the brute power of an arrancar.
The 'Lost Shinigami Representative' actually refers to Ichigo.Kind of self-explanatory, really. Especially after 433. Ichigo isn't going to have to save anyone, as the 'lost Shinigami Representative', Ichigo will simply have to regain his lost shinigami powers and take up the role of Shinigami Representative once more. Which is when he really will have to rescue somebody.
Tsukishima is the new Big BadOk come on!He's injured Uuryu,he apparently wants Orihime dead,he kinda looks like Aizen,and he just gives off that vibe.
Ichigo's fullbringer ability is a Morph WeaponThere has to be more to it than a swastika made of rieatsu he should probaly be able to make it into different shapes like a BFS,Axe,Hammer,Flail, Scythe etc.
Arrancar lose their hollow hole as the get strongerVizard and Arrancar are counterparts more or less. Looking at Ichigo, it seems that a Vizard gains a hollow hole as the become more powerful and more hollow like. Using that logic, shouldn't Arrancar lose their hollow holes as the become more powerful and more like shinigami. One should also notice that the strongest Arrancar; Primera Espada, Segunda Espada, and both Tres Espada; don't appear to have hollow holes. Szayel could've also used this to rise to the rank Octo Espada, my guess is he was originally around Aaronierro(Did I spell that right?)'s strength this could be supported by the Hell Chapter were Aaronerro believing he could take Szayel.
The Final Getsuga TenshoIn addition to my previous WMG above, I believe that both Vizard and Arrancar can use their own version of the Final Getsuga Tensho or at least something similar. Since Ichigo had to fight Hollow Zangetsu in order to learn it, I believe that the release that the Final Getsuga is a result of fully mastering ones inner power, both ration and instinct, and reaching the epitome of growth.
Ichigo's Fullbring mirrors his past so there should be at least one more level to it.So I noticed how his Fullbring developed first as the Badge(Sealed), then the Tsuba(Shikai), then the Cloak(Bankai), finally his complete Fullbring(Hollow) but since Ichigo had one more level of power before he lost his power his Fullbring should mirror that.
The name of Ichigo's Fullbring will be......The Killing Moon. Fits with the name of his former Zanpakuto, the theme of the series,the song theme naming of other Fullbrings and, let's be frank, sounds awesome.
Ichigo will finaly get his shinigami powers back thanks to GinjoHe stabbed him in the chest(or rather...in THE HEART!?!)with that oversized broadsword,which is most probably fatal for Ichigo ,because he is in his puny and frail human body right now.But in Bleachverse death is just the beginning,and his death will somehow reawaken his lost shinigami powah.And after going into bankai and hollow mode he'll kick the fullbringers collective ass into the crub.
Kaien was never posessed.
The one who will beat Captain Broken is a Dio Brando Expy in the Royal Guard.The only thing that can be Captain Superman's broken powers is someone who has an even more ridiculously overpowered ability like time manipulation.
Yammy will reveal another form, but a completely different oneHe'll start to grow again, but then get so big he starts collapsing under his own mass and implodes until he's smaller. But it's not the typical "big monster turns into a skinny dude" thing, he'll get even smaller that. He'll keep compressing until he's the size and shape of that dog thing he had a while ago. However, his actually mass and strength is the same (he may also be faster/more maneuverable), and being that size will focus his power making his reiatsu so dense as to be pretty much impenetrable.
Gin is in league with the Royal Guard.Not sure what led me to this conclusion, but it would explain that constant shifty demeanor and why he's off in the background doing... something while Aizen solos the entire cast.
Aizen is planning something involving plots similar to a combination of Fullmetal Alchemist, Code Geass and End of EvangelionThe plot goes like this: Aizen's true objective is to overthrow the king of Soul Society, so he can replace him as God. To do this, he needs the royal key. In order to create the key, Aizen needs to gather 100,000 souls in Karakura Town, which has an unusually large concentration of spirit particles. Aside from killing the many souls used in its creation, creating the key will also vaporize most of Karakura Town. The Fullmetal Alchemist part: kill lots of people to make Applied Phlebotinum (Philosopher's Stone). The Code Geass part: overthrow God. The End of Evangelion conclusion: Technically, replacing God means destroying the system, reducing everyone to simple form and causing Mass Assimilaiton.
Aizen is the king of Soul SocietyHe just wants his house back.
Ishida and Ichimaru will face each other in a showdownSeeing as the majority opinion is that Gin's Bankai is some sort of ranged weapon, and that Ishida's specialty is in that, Ishida would be the only one that could effectively fight him. This would lead to an epic western style shoot out with them trying to get off the the first shot for an insta-kill.
Ichigo is going to kill AizenAnd soon, because no one can plan for the unexpected. Thats why its the unexpected. Just putting it out there that he might, y'know, die!
The Hougyoku is an empathy/bond weapon and ichigo is going to get it.given the most recent reveal in chapter 396. methinks its an intelligent device. and that Ichigo will gain it after this battle is over. maybe it already likes Ichigo since he saved Rukia (and consequently it) from destruction...
Aizen will call Ichigo out on who he has special feelings for.In a continuation of the Mind Screw, Aizen will make every point that every Shipper called out throughout the series. Since Ichigo is the Chaste Hero, this will inevitably lead to a Heroic BSOD that will result in his stupidest Battle Cry to date. It will also initiate one of the biggest Shipping FlameWars in history, but those are just entertaining.
Aizen will die soon.His current from will not attract as much fangirls anymore, so it means that he is okay to die.
The Hogyoku is the final villain.Aizen only thinks that he's managed to master it, because the Hogyoku wants him to think that. It reality, it is rewriting his mind at the same time it remakes his body, and once it finishes turning him into a perfect vessel for itself it will pull a full-on Grand Theft Me.
The Hogyoku is working for Aizen against its will.The Hogyoku is sentient, so it has it's own ambitions. Aizen showed it to Orihime in order to demonstrate to the Hogyoku that it could be destroyed by her reality rejection powers. The Hogyoku, aware that Aizen could easily manipulate her into rejecting it, finally agreed to manifest Aizen's will in an effort of self-preservation.
The Hogyoku is the key to defeating Aizen.It turns the desires of those around it into reality, so naturally, once all hope is lost, Ichigo will stand up, give some speech about his desire to win at all costs to protect his friends, and his desire to win will outclass Aizen's, thus giving him the edge.
The person who will strike the killing blow will be...Chojiro Sasakibe! Yes, the one man nobody notices. Who better to sneak attack Captain Broken?
Gin's bankaiSince now Gin has decided to release his Bankai, it will end up being very nasty and deceptive, like the ability to make a porcupine from the inside of whatever it strikes (Demonstrated by missing Ichigo, hitting a building, and making it look like a pin cushion). Along with this, he will also be able to shoot it into the clouds to make a rain of blades, and/or to shoot into the ground and make thousands of blades shoot up from below their feet. In either case, the blades will be able to curve or lengthen depending on what Gin wants.
Ichigo will gain his Resurrecion during the fight with Gin, Just as Planned.If Aizen is to be believed, he has planned EVERY fight Ichigo has been in so far specifically to force him to progress. This fight is likely no different and is probably the real reason Gin has been hanging back this whole time. After this, Ichigo's true fight with Aizen will begin, initiating the final step in Aizen's plan.
Gin has major Magikarp PowerAs it stands now, both Gin and Ichigo are using just bankai, and Ichigo seems to have the upper hand. But if Aizen hollowfied Tousen, there's no reason to think he didn't do the same to Gin. The difference is that Gin is a complete sadist, so he's arguably better suited to Hollow powers than most Hollows. Once he puts on his mask its going to be Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra all over again, and once he unleashes his Ressureccion he's going to make Tousenfly look like a fluffy bunny by comparison.
The Hogyoku is a trap.While it's true that everything has unfolded Just as Planned for Aizen, in reality, the entire plot has been a trap to catch and kill him, undertaken by Urahara. The Hogyoku, while it breaks down the barriers between Hollow and Shinigami, does something else entirelly when it's actually implanted in someone, the way Aizen put it in his chest. It's going to explode/transform him into something completely unstable, just as Urahara planned all along.
Gin will be defeated by Izuru or Matsumoto.With their Shikai, or, even better, their unreleased Zanpakuto.
Rangiku and/or Izuru will be killed.Kubo may well be sick of Gin getting the leather pants, and decided to show Gin's fans once and for all that he is evil (since Turn Back the Pendulum didn't do it). What better way to prove this than to kill off the only two people from the Gotei 13 that he still supposedly cares about. Doesn't explain why the rubble from Shinso's Bankai didn't just crush them (and instead must have intentionally avoided them), but this theory needed to be tossed out there. The alternative is that Aizen will kill them, hitting Gin's supposed Berserk Button. Either is sure to be a Tear Jerker, and make me laugh.
Aizen's Zanpakutou was too powerful for him and has trapped him inside an elaborate illusion.This is the real reason Aizen has been so overpowering and claiming that he orchestrated all those unlikely plans as of late, Kyoka Suigetsu has taken control of Aizen's senses and possibly his mind by feeding into his ever enlarging ego and playing out his Marty Stu dream of godhood.
The last six titles are actually a corruption of the word "decide."As in, Gin is trying to decide if he should save Rangiku or help Aizen.
If Grimmjow changes sides, and Yammy is killed, he and Ishida yell at each other about being the last Quincy and the last EspadaComedy gold.
Orihime will defeat Aizenby rejecting the existence of Hollows. Thus, this will leave Aizen unable to obtain what he so desires, resulting in a Villainous BSOD (or whatever). All the Hollows will be turned back into humans or something like that.
Gin is a member of Squad 0 and was a plant so the royal court could keep tabs on Aizen
Aizen ate Harribel.He just used his powers to make everyone think that he backstabbed her. In reality, her fate was far worse.
Alternatively to "Gin betrays Aizen" theory, Gin is essential to his plan.His bankai is needed to actually kill current king.
Aizen is deliberately not killing anyoneHe's Dangerously Genre Savvy enough to realize that if he ever loses, then he could beg for forgveness and mention the fact that nobody died. He'll get thrown in jail for a couple of years and get released later. Then Momo will go vigilante Yandere and kill him and herself.
Alucard will arrive in Karakura Town, Big Damn Heroes style and attack Aizen, having FINALLY found a Worthy Opponent.Granted, such a fight is guaranteed to make the situation worse and there is absolutely no basis for this guess, other than like Alucard, Aizen is Nigh Invulnerable incarnate and how EPIC would it be to watch these two throw down? The answer: VERY.
Harribel will survive due to her fraccionsThey'll all be revealed to be barely alive. Her fraccions will sacrifice themselves to heal her in a moment of cruel irony, especially in light of the anime-created flashback. Then she and a also surviving Starrk will pull a big Heel-Face Turn. Ok, that more wishful thinking than WMG.
Ichimaru Gin isn't evil.He is a double agent for Soul Society.
General Yamamoto is in league with AizenWhile Hinamori is recovering from her Mind Rape, Yamamoto allows her a brief conversation with Hitsugya. It starts out well enough, but then she starts to get worked up and says something to the effect of "Aizen must be being controlled! Ichimaru or someone else must be behind all this!" ... and Yamamoto promptly knocks her unconscious. He claims that it's because she's getting so worked up, but really, she wasn't exactly jumping from the walls or anything; It didn't seem like nearly enough of a reason. Does he have an ulterior motive? Perhaps he doesn't want people blurting out the idea that there might be a Big Bad other than Aizen.
Ukitake's illness is a side-effect of the fact that he's a failed Visored experiment.Given Stark's shock at what appears to be a cero, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Perhaps his inner Hollow and Soul Reaper/Shinigami nature are at war with each other, destroying himself from the inside out. Aizen has a track record of experimenting on high ranking officers. Perhaps Ukitake was one such subject. Maybe the flaw in his transformation was that his Hollow couldn't be mastered. Next to impossible, but this is Wild Mass Guessing.
The Vaizards will be the bad guys of the next arc.Lets look at the evidence. For the majority of their appearance, the Vaizards have essentially been a comedy troop that does things for laughs. When characters are portrayed as comical by default, then moments when they are serious are really Serious. The most serious moment for the Vaizards is the extremely brief exchange between Shinji and Hiyori when he is carrying her away from Orihime and Chad. Hiyori states that she hates Shinigami and humans and Shinji says that he knows and asks her to be patient. Patient...for what (cue dramatic music)? In addition, they have a fairly serious set of grievances against Soul Society, particularly that part about Central 46's decision that they would be dealt with and exterminated as hollows. The reason they haven't joined the battle in the current story arc is because they are about to set their own plans in motion and are possibly already in Soul Society, getting ready to take their revenge.
Ichigo's hollow side has become a Vastro Lorde by eating other hollowsIt has been very clearly stated that hollow ichigo was always a part of the spirit of Zangetsu. Hollows are required to devour other hollows to reach the higher levels. Hollows feed on the spirit energy of other beings, so it stands to reason, the more hollow energy they devour, the faster they can level up. An Arrancar would be like an all you can eat energy buffet. Ichigo has a hollow in his sword. We can assume it hasn't been sitting there twiddling it's thumbs all this time. My bet is it's been gobbling up the energy from all the defeated hollows and possibly their attacks, in order to reach a level where it can usurp Ichigo's position as the master. Things went a little pear shaped when Ichigo up and died, unexpectedly taking all that power for himself, but it's a safe bet Zangetsu has been absorbing a HUGE amount of hollow energy while Ichigo has been making his way through Hueco Mundo.
Aizen was never a villain at allPeople have hinted at this elsewhere on the page, but always seem to tie it into the main plotline of well-intentioned extremism. From everything I've seen, Aizen never intended to replace the King or make the King's Key at all! Consider: - For all his supposed chessmaster stature, and overpowering allies, his forces haven't killed a single shinigami! In fact, he's gone out of his way to order incursions into the mortal world that allow his forces abilities to be seen without actually harming the Shinigami. - He had Hitsugaya, Ichigo, Renji, and Kommamura at his mercy while he was escaping Soul Society. He could have taken the extra fraction of a second to slit their necks, ending their threat to his supposed plans, without affecting his overall goals in the slightest. He didn't. - All of his forces have been paired up against Shinigami just powerful enough to defeat them. He's intimately familiar with exactly how powerful all of the Shinigami in Soul Society are, as well as how powerful his Arrancar are, so their defeats were intentional. He's forcing the Shinigami to become stronger, while simultaniously destroying the most powerful hollows in Heco Mundo. The fights could have gone the other way, Shinigami could have died, but he's willing to take that risk. - Yamamoto knew what was going on from the start, that's why he shielded Aizen, Tousen, and Gin away at the start of the battle. - The incident with the Central 46 is the only flaw in this theory. It's possible the Central 46 were supremely incompetent administrators, and Aizen (not a villain, but still morally ambiguious enough to do something like this) - decided he needed to "clean house." Aizen's goal was never to get the King's Key or sit in the throne of heaven; he knew the Hollows were becomming more powerful, while the Shinigami had become so stagnant that a rag-tag group of Ryoka gave the whole of Soul Society a run for their money. Even Super-Kill-Guy Zaraki Kenpachi admitted to being a little out of practice during his fight with Nnoitora. Aizen, just like Hitsugaya explained, knew that if the Vasto Lorde got together and decided to put the pain down on Soul Society, they would win, so he took matters into his own hands. He concocted a story to convince the most powerful hollows to launch piecemeal assaults against soul society, whittled down their numbers, and forced the Shinigami to grow in power. Now, when the true threat of the Vasto Lordes show up, they'll lack a supporting army, and they'll face a battle-hardened Shinigami army fully capable of killing them off.
Aizen is working with Gin and Tousen out of necessity.In order to fall under complete hypnosis, one has to see Kyouka Suigetsu's release. Tousen is blind and can't see anything, and Gin walks around all day with his eyes closed. This makes them the only ones in Soul Society who can resist his hypnosis. What better way to keep the people immune from your power from interfering than to offer them a role in your master plan?
Not all Vizards will fight against the Espadas, Superchunky and WonderweissTwo of them will be with Komamura and Hitsugaya, possibly because they learned how to open Garganta, and might investigate how the others are doing in Hueco Mundo, to help kicking Zero Espada ass.
Ulquiorra is Not Quite Dead.Maybe I'm just in denial about his death because it was so bittersweet, but something tells me that chapter wasn't the last we've seen of him. Considering the mortality rate of Bleach characters, this isn't outside the scope of possibilities.
Seinosuke Yamada is the current Kido Corps' Captain.And Hanatarou's brother, but that's another story. Thing is, Seinosuke was created and introduced by Tite Kubo as the 4th Division's liutenant before Isane Kotetsu, in Turn Back the Pendulum. Kubo never explained what happened with him, nor what happened with the captainless Kido Corps, so, there could be a chance; even more because everyone at the 4th are better with Kido than with everything else, and because it'd explain how Hanatarou's past is so mysterious; he probably wants to be like his aniki.
Zennosuke will be one of the main fighters in the Zanpakutou filler arc.When the zanpakutou rebelled against Soul Society, it was confirmed that the only zanpakutou unaffected are the ones outside of Soul Society. That's not counting Ryuujin Jakka, of course, who was affected but refused to rebel. What this essentially means is that the only shinigami with working zanpakutou are Ichigo and Urahara, right? WRONG! There's one more shinigami we can't forget, who, as my random theory states, will be of great importance this arc. Of course, I'm talking about none other than the great Zennosuke Kurumadani. Yes, Afro-san will save the day.
Aizen will all make the Vizards go Super Berserk Hollow.Then he'll hypnotize them to make everyone but look like him, Gin and Tosen. He'll then just hide away while they go nuts slaughtering everyone.
Ichigo's Hollow will be the hero of the Zanpakutou filler arcWhy not it would be funny if of all things it gets resolved because of Ichigo's hollow. even more funny if Muramasa does the stupid thing and ALLOWS HIM TO TAKE A PHYSCIAL FORM outside of Ichigo oh wait it currently looks like thats exactly what he's trying to do at the moment.
Why do you want to fight?Taking roots from Armour Piercing Question, this question could be asked to any of the current main characters who are in Hueco Mundo at the moment. It is pretty clear as to why most of them are fighting so this this would be a question primarily directed towards Orihime, the current Distressed Damsel. We've all heard that she just wants to help (namely one Kurosaki-kun), but what will happen if she is ever asked that question? Personally, beyond "I just want to help my friends and Kurosaki-Kun", I don't think she really has an answer to that, and could cause another breakdown. This could possibly come as courtesy of Ulquiorra Cifer, if the next WMG proves true...
Ichigo will get one new form.Ichigo's recent Uber-hollow form is his resurrección. We have learned from Ulquiorra that two such forms are possible. So by the end of the series he will learn the second one. After that his massive jumps in power will stop(this will also mean that he'll have reached the limit of power of a Hollow-Shinigami hybrid).
Ichigo is reincarnated as Kaien, not the other way around.Who says that reincarnation cycles—and time, for that matter—have to be linear? This troper isn't too fond of the idea that Ichigo is the reincarnation of Kaien, but wouldn't mind if somewhere down the road, after presumably living out his human and/or shinigami life, he ends up being reincarnated at Kaien. After all, it would explain Kaien's level of skill (before Ichimaru Gin, he held the record for graduating from the Academy in the shortest amount of time). Not to mention, Ichigo's fondness for Rukia might subconsciously manifest itself in allowing him to go "back in time" and help her out, allowing him to pay back the "debt" that he owes her.
The Captains assigned to Hueco Mundo have secret secondary orders to assassinate Ichigo if his hollow proves to be a possible danger.If Byakuya told Rukia about Ichigo's hollow, it's a good bet that he told Yamamato about it too. The SS is in no position to take the risk of having to deal anymore potential enemies or losing any like they did with the Vizard. Plus Kubo has said Unohana is supposed to get an important fight. Yammy, despite all his Cero Espada bluster,does seem likely to fall into the above mentioned pattern of big enemies getting taken down fast. Ichigo willing goes berserk hollow again and tears him apart, but then then no one can stop him any longer until Unohana steps foward.
The Bounto Koga will play a part in the new Rebellion Filler Arc.Koga was revealed to have survived the Bounto arc earlier. With most of the captains' Zanpactou having gone AWOL on them, the list of available fighters is limited to Orihime, Chad, and Ishida for sure and possibly Ichigo and the Vaizard (since they beat their inner hollows into submission and the inner hollow is the same being as their Zanpactou). New characters or semi new characters (such as Tatsuki, Mizuiro, etc) could be brought in, but it would be a more impressive for Koga to make a reappearance, especially seeing as they took all that trouble to keep him alive.
Orihime can achieve Bankai.Her powers are "similar to a Shinigami's," after all. Her current abilities are basically like Shikai and the spiritual manifestation that precedes Bankai.
Urahara has been training TatsukiSince the beginning, she has been a totally useless, with the whole "Orihimes kidnap" is enough to make her decide to become stronger.
Byakuya and Kenpachi will fail to beat Yammy, paving the way for Unohana to have her fight scene and the big reveal of her abilities.KT has stated that he's going to have a big fight scene for Unohana, and what's bigger than Yammyzilla? It'll also really serve to demonstrate why her fellow Captains are "afraid" of her, if she effortlessly wipes out a monsterous opponent that even two Captains together couldn't beat.
Nel will be set up as Queen of Hueco Mundo.After Aizen's defeat, the Soul Society will have the perfect opportunity to put hollows under their control and after the Espada are dealt will, Nel will n hely be the most powerful denizen of Hueco Mundo, making her the perfect puppet monarch. Grimmjow and the Vizard will become her Espada, enforcing edicts against eating human souls and putting down the inevitable rebellions caused by forcing cannibalism upon the hollows.
The real King's Key is hidden within Yamamoto's soulOnly the General-Commander knows where the key is hidden, and what could be a better place than the (supposedly) strongest shinigami's soul? We already know that it is possible to do that, see Rukia and the H?ugyoko. Also, this doubles as Aizen's back-up plan. Should it be impossible to create a new one in Karakura Town, he will rip the key out of Yamamoto.
Orihime is the King's Key, or she has it sealed inside of her.Although the Ouken has been around for a lot longer than she has, reincarnation is canon in Bleach, even if no reincarnations of deceased characters have been identified as of yet. Aizen has stated that her powers surpass those of any other human. Her abilities allow her to 'defy god,' and what could be a greater defiance than breaking down his front door? And even if she's not the Ouken, she could still probably get into the Spirit King's realm.
The King of Soul Society is some previously introduced bit character.Tite Kubo loves setting up characters as negligible or weak before revealing their ridiculously potent abilities (Aizen, Orihime) or their true identity (Yoruichi, Nel.) A little-seen, long absent, presumably powerful King presents a perfect opportunity to pull this trick again. We'll discover that he contracted amnesia, or exiled himself, or became trapped in a lesser body, or accidentally locked himself out of his realm and had to descend to a lower dimension - where he became known as...Hanataro! Or Yachiru. Or Keigo. Or Tatsuki. Or one of the shop attendants, or one of Ichigo's sisters. Hell, any character with unaccounted powers and a bit of face time is a possibility.
Gin Ichimaru is not deadHere's my view of events:
Isshin isn't exactly an ex-captain. Instead, he's from the Royal Guard.We know the royal guard is sometimes tasked with killing some hollows. Maybe Isshin was assigned to kill Grand Fisher, but as one from the Royal Guard, his reaitsu level would prove fatal for most humans around. So instead he used Urahara's untraceable gigai, which drains the user's spirit power, and that's how he lost most of his powers. In his staying he met Ichigo's mother and the rest is well known.
Tsukushima's powers can't affect UryuWhy, I'm not sure; maybe Quincies have dealt with this sort of thing before and trained to deal with it, maybe the nature of powers negates that sort of thing, or maybe quincies have an elemental type advantage over Fullbringers in general. Whatever the case, Uryuu will be instrumental in restoring the other characters by applying some quincy technique to them.
The man Kageroza visited in Bleach episode 330 is his sonIt would makes sense that Kageroza would go to such lengths for this young man if he were his son. This also leads into another theory I have about Nozomi...
Nozomi isn't just a Mod-Soul, but that man's Zanpakuto spiritIn order to test whether or not Mod-Souls would work, Kageroza's son volunteered the use of his Zanpakuto Spirit as the first test. The test was a success, and the Mod-Soul that would become known as Nozomi was born, but the process left Kageroza's son in a comatose state. Initially, Nozomi - or Arazome Shigure - was loyal, but as the project went on, she developed a sense of individuality apart from Kageroza's son. When Project: Spearhead was shut down, or some point prior to it, Kageroza approached Arazome Shigure about returning to his son's body. However, because she developed a sense of individuality apart from Kageroza's son, she didn't want to go back, and fled, leaving Kageroza's son comatose, and with Project: Spearhead shut down, he hid the information in the Dangai, so that when the time came, not only could he create the Reigai, and fulfill his son's dream, but also forcibly return Arazome to his son's soul, freeing him from his comatose state.
Ichigo's friends actually set this whole xcution arc together a la the game to make sure Ichigo gets mad enough his powers reactivate through sheer force of will.Yeah...
Ginjo and Tsukishima are working for some unknown greater powerStrong as these two are, their actual influential reach in the grand scheme of things is extremely limited; it's likely that anyone Captain-level or higher would stomp them in a fight, and they're still humans with a limited ability to perceive or effect spirits. If Ishiin and Uruhara simply wanted them beaten, they could have done it themselves effortlessly. They waited to see if Ichigo could regain his powers through dealing with them, and when that failed, Rukia restored his powers herself, because he'd be needed to face the coming threat.
The person behind Ginjo and Tsukishima is...AizenReally, I wouldn't be surprised. Aizen's still around, what're the chances that he was able to send Xcution after Ichigo from his cell? Maybe even using a mole in the SS. (Yes, I think that the entire organization was in on it from the start).
Ginjo plans on killing Tsukishima
Tsukishima is the new, long-term Big Bad.Tsukishima's power is nothing short of broken; anyone without zero bonds or absolute dodging abilities is all but screwed. We have already seen what happens when he runs around in the human world. Next, we will see what happens when he gets into Hueco Mundo or, worse, Soul Society. Whoever are left sane will only be able to struggle in horror as their own numbers dwindle and Tsukishima runs rampant—maybe even freeing Aizen. Until, out of nowhere, the day is saved by Kurotsuchi Mayuri, the man who cares for NOBODY!!!
The new big bad is ichigo's hollowWhen ichigo was training in the Dangai he became so strong he didn't need his inner Hollow so it was banished to Hueco Mundo and its been recovering and gaining strength so when ichigo finds it it will be a vosto lordes, arrancar, with all of his powers, techniques, and skills. We could end up with a battle between the Vandenreich (and whatever allies they procure) and a coalition of Gotei 13/Visoreds/Fullbringers/Humans/Hollows/Arrancar and Espada.
The Royal Guard......consists of Urahara, Yoruichi, Isshin and maybe even Ishida and more people we've already gotten to know for quite some time.
Yamamoto's bankai isn't an attackIt opens Dimension 0. Enter Royal Guard.
Loly and Menoly will be the reason for Kirge Opie getting defeatedOne of them will damage (or even destroy) Opie's halo and by doing so will cancel his Vollständig form, leaving him powerless before his enemies.
Genryūsai's bankai is unstealableThere are only two ways this scenario could continue, either the 1st panel of the next chapter involves his bankai being stolen, or it is not stolen. In order for Juha Bach to not look like an idiot, stealing the bankai should be the first thing he tries.
Juha Bach has been keeping himself young through controversial or unknown means.It has been a thousand years but he doesn't look aged, and even comments that Yamamoto has gotten old. I believe he has been doing something to keep him young and strong so he can fight Yamamoto later. It will even be a key to his downfall when it severely ages or kills him.
Juhabach is Aizen.Aizen was Juhabach all along. That's why he dosen't have a bankai, he's a quincy not a shinigami. The Vandereich wants to free him, that's the reason behind their attack.
Juhabach is a title given to the strongest EuincyThe guy that Yamamoto just sliced in half was the previous Juhabach, the new one is still hiding somewhere with none of the remaining Vandenreich aware of his existence.
Uryu has no idea any of this is going on.He'll spend the entire arc walking around town wondering where everyone went. He'll only find out right after it's all over, and all of the bad guys have been taken down, and he'll spend the rest of that chapter in a screaming contest with Ichigo.
Yamamoto has hollow powers.Disregarding how likely or unlikely it would be, it would be AWESOME if the next chapter had him fall to the ground, only for his wound to heal, and a flaming mask to form over his head.
Juhabach is Ishida's maternal grandfather.Think about it, we've never seen Ishida's mother up until now. Unlikely, but suppose Juhabach had a daughter who married Ryuken, and her death was somehow linked to the Gotei 13.
The Soul King does not exist.Nor does the Zero Squad. It's all an elaborate lie. There's nobody there that can show up and save Soul Society. No former Captains that can fight on par with the Vandenreich members. My reasoning is that, in the actual manga, they've been mentioned all of three times. None of them have ever shown up, and there's no concrete proof they exist. Plus with all of the Hope Spots of the current arc, it would be one more nail in the coffin if one of the characters manages to find the hidden location of Zero Squad, goes there to recruit them to help, and there's nobody there... and there never was.
Juhabach is Ichigo's maternal grandfatherHe seemed awfully eager to get Ichigo on his side, and referred to him as "my son". Plus, Ichigo's Quincy mother had to come from somewhere.
Ichigo's mother is Ryoken's sisterIsshin already appeared to be acquainted with Ryoken since before the start of the series. Masaki is a Quincy. Ryoken HATES Isshin.Why? Isshin failed to protect his sister. He atones for it by calling himself the last quincy. Uryu never met her as she DIED before she could meet her,preventing any knowledge of knowing he and Ichigo are cousins. He probably knows now.
Ichigo and Uryu are cousins, but through their respective mothers.It seems pretty logical that the grandfather that trained Uryu was Ryuken's father, but what if Masaki were Uryu's mother's sister? This would allow both Ichigo and Uryu to be Jhuback's grandsons without contradicting established canon.
Ryuken has been killed off-screen.Thus Yhwach's words about Uryu being "the last living Quincy." Oh, and that would also mean members of Vandenreich are souls.
Uryuu's the "only living Quincy" who can learn VollstandigBecause clearly there are other surviving Quincies—all three Kurosaki siblings, to begin with, plus Ryuuken who is the ONLY SURVIVING PURE-BLOOD. So whatever Yhwach sees in Uryuu (assuming this isn't All According to Plan) has be something more than blood purity or being alive. What makes Uryuu unique? He's the only surviving Quincy who has been through both Letzt Stil and the restoration process afterwards, meaning he may be the only one who can learn and use Vollstandig, and thus perhaps the only one Yhwach considers worthy of his notice.
The Ranking of the Stern RitterLet's say that the first 7 Stern Ritter we saw are the top 7 Stern Ritter, and for shits and giggles, let's guess their ranks
Masaki is actually Kirio HikifuneAlong with protecting the Soul King, members of Squad Zero are sometimes sent out to protect humans with strong spiritual power until they grow to an age when they can protect themselves. At that point, they are trained to become shinigami and eventually become part of Squad Zero themselves. Unfortunately, all the time in her gigai left Kirio unprepared for her battle with Grand Fisher and she was defeated protecting her charge.
Zangetsu is deadSee, when Ichigo used FGT, he basically sacrificed all his powers for that chance at killing an immortal, and his powers were Zangetsu (Gravelly and Chibi) and The-One-Often-Referred-To-As-Hichigo. So, in theory, they died. Now, when Rukia stabbed Ichigo with the glowy white sword of impowerment, I think, they basically gave Ichigo's powers a jump start, like the crash-paddle things doctors use. That revived Ichigo's powers and got his body making it's own again, but, his sword is now brain dead. It answers to his call, he can still use it's power, or his power I suppose, but Zangetsu's gone, it's just an empty sword, like Kenpachi's. I reckon Kenpachi's could have just been "born" that way, after all, there's never any guarantee that you'll be born healthy. Not sure what this means for "Hichgo No-Name" but I think it also explains why Ichigo looks like he's emotionally void when he fights now.
The Leader of Vandenreich will be Ishida's Evil Counterpart.Because why not?
Kirio Hikifune was Aizen's One True Love and her death, somehow caused by the Soul King, led him to betray Soul Society.We know Aizen was trying to build a Hogyoku long before he was notified of Hikifune's promotion (or, alternately, "disappearance"). Based on the many theories above that the Soul King is actually a prisoner or a demon or some sort of extremely evil being with the Royal Guard as a restraint, it's entirely possible that Aizen would blame Hikifune's death on him. And we know that Aizen was always power-hungry, but Hikifune's death may have been the last straw before he actively started pursuing Hollow powers. Also, in Episode 206, at the very beginning of the Turn Back the Pendulum arc, check out Aizen's reaction to the news of Hikifune's "promotion" - Aizen, who by now should be a master actor, is visibly shocked. She must have meant a lot to him.
Tsukishima is going to get curbed stomped........ Because he deserves it; not only just inserting himself into the lives of Ichigo's friends as some Marty Stu, but replacing the most important people in Chad and Orihime's memories, Chad's grandfather and Orihime's brother.
Kenpachi will finally achieve Bankai after just making up a name for his Zanpakut?Just like how he named himself and Yachiru.
Unohana will fight GinCome on, she has been hyped up for FAR long time. We really need to see her in action.
Zangetsu and Hollow Ichigo's form/true powerWithin Ichigo's inner realm, both Zangestu and Hollow Ichigo (hereafter referred to as Ustegnaz)take human form. For Ustegnaz, it has been seen that there is a possibility of multiple forms. Zangetsu, on the other hand, has always been seen in the same form. Even in the Zanpakuto filler arc, where the other Zanpakuto spirits specifically resembled the Shinigami they belong to, Zangetsu remained in his familiar form. This may mean that Zangetsu deliberately chooses his own form. In extension, it is possible that both Zangetsu and Ustegnaz's true power stems from a fact of their existence; they are formless, and exist solely by will. They can take multiple forms, and it's possible that Zangetsu's overcoat can extend if needed. As a side-note, Ustegnaz, aside from being a backwards spelling of Zangetsu, also sounds somewhat like 'Ustedes', which is basically Spanish for 'You (plural)'. It's random and not intentional, but Ichigo's second form vaguely resembled that of Ulquiorra.
The Next Arc of BleachIf Bleach is to continue, I'd like to present a possible idea for a future arc. Think of it as a Soul Society Rebellion...no not that Zanpakut? Filler thing. In one of the early chapters, Ishida and Ichigo had a Hollow killing contest (where a tape measure REALLY would have sufficed]]), this is where alot about the Quincy and the Shinigami are explained. Rukia says something about how the Shinigami have to keep a balance of souls between Soul Society and the Human World and that the Quincy's Hollow killing...pretty much sent this straight to hell. That always struck me as odd, since apparently, shooting a Hollow with a laser banhammers it out of existence, but cutting it to shit with a Zanpakuto does nothing of the sort. Also, if the balance is between Soul Society and the Human World, how would killing something that came from Hueco Mundo affect the balance between Soul Society and the Human World? What's more, how would that explain Hueco Mundo, Hell or the King's Realm even existing? I say to that... Bollocks. I say that there is something fucked up in Chinatown, mates. Since the whole balance of souls things makes no sense, in a world where suspension of disbelief says that there are Kimono wearing ghosts having sword fights on the roof of your house at night, I'd say it's likely that the Shinigami's of old created the BS story as a means to hide something. Let's say the real reason the Quincy's were wiped out was to silence them, assuming they found out. Let's say Aizen found out and decided to expose the truth, albeit in a morally ambiguous way. (Seriously, all that shit he pulled on the Vice-Captains and the Vizard... not cool.) He hatched this 100-year-long plan in an attempt to expose the Shinigami's secret. (They DO love Apples!) Granted, a major part of his plans would seem to involve finding the Soul Society King, we can only assume the secret involves him. (if he even exists.) Now of course, this would all be revealed in a blaze of glory after Aizen's demise. At which point, Soul Society would be pretty much cluster fucked into a civil war, likely caused by whatever was revealed. Now, the captains would probably be split evenly between the two sides of the civil war, with Ichigo and company (and likely The Vizard, Grimmjow, and that one Prima Espada who got pwned by Chad then saved by Unohana) with one side or another. This would allow for a new story arc without introducing a ton of characters, allow for some cast death (which the fans are begging for...I think), allow Uryuu to get his revenge on Kurotsuchi and to see some of the fights that have been being built up for awhile but otherwise couldn't take place. (Ukitake and Kyoraku VS Captain Grandpa, Ichigo VS Byakuya, and if the games are to be taken seriously Kenpachi VS Byakuya). Now of course the arc doesn't have to play out exactly like that, its just a basic idea that I came up with while grinding in Persona 4.
Wonderweiss has been under a mask of Obfuscating Stupidity the entire time.He's just a little special, that's all. He perfectly understands everything that's going on around him, but he can't communicate back too well. My reasoning? The more intelligent a hollow, the more humanlike their Arrancar form is. What's the most inhuman thing about Wonderweiss? His buckteeth. Not even Ulquiorra looked that human- only the three Espada Aizen brought to Karakura did, and Harribel still had inhuman coloring. The only counter-argument is that only Vasto Lorde are 100% guaranteed a human form- making Wonderweiss dangerously intelligent, dangeroulsy powerful, or both. Lose-lose for the heroes.
Aizen and Gin's ressurected forms.For Gin, I'm thinking something with a lot of teeth. For Aizen, some kind of angel or kingly persona.
Orihime will help defeat AizenSince Tsubaki can, you know, cut anything, why not Aizen's illusions? It'll be pretty badass from her, if she ever manages to do so.
Ichigo will achieve his Ressurecion and use it to beat Aizen.And it's what Hollow Ichigo was referring to at the end of their last fight. Alternatively, UberHollow was his ressurecion, which becomes more likely when you think about what ressurecion actually means. He's going to find out how to enter that form and stay in control.
Unohana is on Aizen's sideNot sure if it was listed above, and not related to the one just above but the reason for her recent 'doublethink' in the last couple of chapters. When she told him that he was the only one who could help them, he was talking about soul society, but when she was thinking about how he could be the 'trump card they need'then she might have been hinting at an upcoming possible betrayal. Could also explain why she is only now healing and restoring his spirit energy, instead of doing it before.
Unohana is planning to betray the Soul Society because of the Quincy genocideShe'll probably have been the highest ranking member of the Gotei 13 who oppossed the idea even if it was to balence out the spirits or whatever. She still carries with her a hatred for those involved and plans to take over Soul Society herself, using Ichigo as a trump card.
When Ichigo and Unohana get to Fake Karakura Town, one of two things will happenOne: Unohana makes note of the fact that one of the towers fell, but Ichigo corrects her by saying that he (the only one not under Complete Hypnosis) can't see any towers. Two: It turns out that Unohana, Old Man Genocide, and Shunsui Kyouraku are involved in Aizen's plot, or are the ones who actually want the King's Key. Captain Tuberculosis could be in on it too.
Yammy is actually a fairly weak hollow.His ability is to eat/absorb weaker souls and convert them into raw power, causing him to grow. When he releases his sword all the accumulated power is used. In other words, he has no upper limit on his power because he steals it from others. However, he doesn't know how to use it properly, which is why he grows so huge- he can't condense his power.
Isshin was captain of Squad 6.Well there was that comment in the Soul Society arc that Ichigo bore a resemblance to Byakuya's predecessor...
Unohana's Bankai inflicts emotional painThey never said how it was more painful than Yamamoto's.
Harribel will be saved by UnohanaThis theory has 2 methods of being fulfilled:
Kirio Hikifune is Masaki Kurosaki is Neliel Tu OderschvankKirio and Isshin (or whatever his name was at the time) were among the original lineup of Captains, and eventually fell in love. This was complicated when Isshin was promoted to the Royal Guard, but Kirio worked her butt off to be granted the same honor, joining the Guard as quickly as she could. This worked out great for most of a century (minus a bit of a freak out when Kirio found out her de facto daughter had turned into a Hollow-thing and disappeared), but some terrible disaster that may well be the topic of a future flashback arc occurred, and the couple was forced to flee to the human world. There, they chanced upon Kisuke Urahara, who offered to help them hide using experimental spirit-draining gigai which would effectively turn them human, with the caveat that he didn’t know for certain how long they would last, as they had not yet been perfected for lack of testing. A year later, their spiritual signatures had nearly completely disappeared, and they settled down in Karakura Town under the fake names Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki. A couple years later, they discovered during the course of normal loving-couple activities that the gigai had made them sufficiently human as to be able to conceive, and Ichigo was born. They decided to build a family, but waited a few years to be certain that Ichigo was a normal and healthy human, having Karin and Yuzu once they were sure. For a time, it was good. Then Ichigo encountered the Grand Fisher, and Masaki, powers locked away by the gigai, was forced to give her own life to protect him, and became a Hollow. Knowing thanks to the return of her power once free of the gigai that if she returned to Earth she would destroy her family, she instead turned her hunger on her fellow Hollows, and over a decade eventually became (at least a part of) the powerful Adjuchas Neliel Tu Oderschvank. Meanwhile, her children grew up without her, her son became a shinigami and then a Vizard, and her husband's gigai began to fail. When Neliel met Aizen, she gladly accepted the transformation into an Arrancar in order to escape her hunger and stop needing to kill; in the process, the part of herself that had been Kirio and then Masaki came to the fore. She recognized the unassuming Lieutenant she had once known and discovered his plan to wipe out her family and all their friends and neighbors, but feigned loyalty despite her outrage, and was made the first Tres Espada, representing Sacrifice. When Nnoitra and Szayel betrayed her, she lost her conscious memories along with her apparent years. Upon meeting Ichigo, however, Nel subconsciously recognized him to some extent, and immediately latched on to him. By the time Ichigo lost to Nnoitra, her desire to protect him had grown so strong that she was able to break the seal on her power and memories and pound Nnoitra into the dirt, at least until her power faded. Whether she will retain her memories now that she is a child again, and if so what she will tell Ichigo and the rest of her family, remains to be seen.
Keigo is Aizen.He came to Karakura in disguise to watch Isshin and (depending on the timing) his kid(s), and is the real reason Ichigo's friends advanced so quickly in the Spirit Powers department (they had already been developing for some time, but hadn't yet awakened). The Aizen in the Soul Society was merely an illusion, or even the released version of his zanpakuto/its bankai. This is how Aizen managed to use an illusion on Ichigo after the fight with Byakuya at the execution grounds (Keigo would have had many, many opportunities to release the zanpakuto, especially if it didn't have to look like a sword at the time). (This is mostly based on an image of what is probably Keigo in the first chapter title page that resembles a de-aged Aizen in ZombiePowder style, but if Aizen is hiding anywhere in plain sight, and knew about Isshin and his family from the beginning, this would be it.)
Ichigo's mother was Dead All Along.But just a normal whole who came with Isshin when he was banished, not a seated shinigami (or a shinigami at all) or a hollow.
Muramasa is either......the creator of the Zanpaktou or the one who figured out how to seal them into swords. This is assuming he has a Meaningful Name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muramasa [According to a folk legend,] once drawn, a Muramasa blade has to draw blood before it can be returned to its scabbard, even to the point of forcing its wielder to wound himself or commit suicide. Thus, it is thought of as a demonic cursed blade that creates bloodlust in those who wield it.
The King is Yamamoto.He just doesn't tell anybody because he likes to be besides the other captains.
Gremmy cannot imagine death upon another person.Otherwise, he would've imagined Kenpachi to be dead, and the fight would be over, and Yachiru should've been killed instantly when her bones turned into cookies. Rather, in order to kill someone, Gremmy has to imagine something to kill that person with, then use it. The dead captains shown when he introduces himself is just a construct he created in an attempt to scare Yachiru and Kenpachi.
Yachiru is still the one fighting Gremmy Thoumeaux.As Sternritter "V," the Visionary, Gremmy boasted that whoever had the strongest imagination won. Who better to compete in such a battle than someone who is a child? After Gremmy conveniently explained how his powers worked, Yachiru realized that she couldn't beat him with her own strength. So she decides to summon up with her imagination the strongest person she knew of: her Ken-chan. If she manages to kill Thoumeaux with her imaginary Kenpachi without the Sternritter ever learning the truth, it would be an illusory act on a level even Aizen would applaud.
Shinigami won't win outside of rematchesMeaning, Rukia, Renji, Byakuya, and whoever else that fought a Sternritter, will beat that Sternritter in a rematch, but if they have to face someone else, they will lose.
The dark skinned, bald Stern Ritter with a white beard that appeared in Chapter 543 is Stern Ritter V.for The Vision since his staff has an eye in it.
Liltotto Lamperd's epithet is "the Giant."Because what can be deadlier than the attack of a 50 ft loli?
Byakuya will regain his bankai and use Shukei: Hakuteiken on As Nodt.Because fuck yeah, that would be awesome.
As Nodt is a woman who looks like Unohana under that mask.The shape of Aes Noedt's head does vaguely resemble Unohana.
Cang Du doesn't speak Japanese.He never speaks because he is Chinese and can't communicate with others.