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* So, at the Soul Society infiltration arc, I understand that it’s been 100 years since Urahara, Yoruichi and Tessai have been there, so of course their knowledge about Soul Society’s current state would be outdated. However...why didn’t they tell Ichigo and his friends about Aizen and his accomplices? Urahara must’ve known that there was a very real possibility that Aizen, Gin or Tosen would encounter Ichigo and his friends during the infiltration...and guess what? They did. Couldn’t he have at least said something like: “Oh, hey, by the way, if you see these guys, stay the hell away from them because they’re really evil and really powerful, plus their leader has a really overpowered zanpakuto, so if you try to fight them, you’re screwed”? Also, while he couldn’t have known about all of the current captains and vice captains since his knowledge of them is a bit outdated, couldn’t he have at least warned Team Ichigo about the captains that he DID know about, such as, for example, Kyoraku, Ukitake, Yamamoto or Unohana(ESPECIALLY Unohana and Yamamoto, considering how strong they are and what we learn about Unohana’s true nature later on)?

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* So, at the Soul Society infiltration arc, I understand that it’s been 100 years since Urahara, Yoruichi and Tessai have been there, so of course their knowledge about Soul Society’s current state would be outdated. However...why didn’t they tell Ichigo and his friends about Aizen and his accomplices? Urahara must’ve known that there was a very real possibility that Aizen, Gin or Tosen would encounter Ichigo and his friends during the infiltration...and guess what? They did. Couldn’t he have at least said something like: “Oh, hey, by the way, if you see these guys, stay the hell away from them because they’re really evil and really powerful, plus their leader has a really overpowered zanpakuto, so if you try to fight them, you’re screwed”? Also, while he couldn’t have known about all of the current captains and vice captains since his knowledge of them is a bit outdated, couldn’t he have at least warned Team Ichigo about the captains that he DID know about, such as, for example, Kyoraku, Ukitake, Yamamoto or Unohana(ESPECIALLY Unohana and Yamamoto, considering how strong they are and [[spoiler: what we learn about Unohana’s true nature later on)?on]])?

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* So, at the Soul Society infiltration arc, I understand that it’s been 100 years since Urahara, Yoruichi and Tessai have been there, so of course their knowledge about Soul Society’s current state would be outdated. However...why didn’t they tell Ichigo and his friends about Aizen and his accomplices? Urahara must’ve known that there was a very real possibility that Aizen, Gin or Tosen would encounter Ichigo and his friends during the infiltration...and guess what? They did. Couldn’t he have at least said something like: “Oh, hey, by the way, if you see these guys, stay the hell away from them because they’re really evil and really powerful, plus their leader has a really overpowered zanpakuto, so if you try to fight them, you’re screwed”? Also, while he couldn’t have known about all of the current captains and vice captains since his knowledge of them is a bit outdated, couldn’t he have at least warned Team Ichigo about the captains that he DID know about, such as, for example, Kyoraku, Ukitake, Yamamoto or Unohana(ESPECIALLY Unohana and Yamamoto, considering how strong they are and what we learn about Unohana’s true nature later on)?


*** You're right, I guess "missile launcher" was the intended idea there. Although on an unrelated note, I just realized that continuing with the weapon analogy kinda makes it fall flat if you added, say...a [[GatlingGood minigun]]. If a more powerful attack has a limit, well...I mean, a minigun can fire over [[MoreDakka 3000 rounds a minute]], which'll reduce nearly anything you point at it to scrap. It still works if you compared it to a missile launcher, because that one shot'll just blow a target to bits, but...a revolver isn't going to do more damage than a minigun, despite having a lower limit. In other words...crap, now the whole thing's a headscratcher ]to me. So...[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife yeah]].

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*** You're right, I guess "missile launcher" was the intended idea there. Although on an unrelated note, I just realized that continuing with the weapon analogy kinda makes it fall flat if you added, say...a [[GatlingGood minigun]]. If a more powerful attack has a limit, well...I mean, a minigun can fire over [[MoreDakka 3000 rounds a minute]], which'll reduce nearly anything you point at it to scrap. It still works if you compared it to a missile launcher, because that one shot'll just blow a target to bits, but...a revolver isn't going to do more damage than a minigun, despite having a lower limit. In other words...crap, now the whole thing's a headscratcher ]to to me. So...[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife yeah]].


*** You're right, I guess "missile launcher" was the intended idea there. Although on an unrelated note, I just realized that continuing with the weapon analogy kinda makes it fall flat if you added, say...a [[GatlingGood minigun]]. If a more powerful attack has a limit, well...I mean, a minigun can fire over [[MoreDakka 3000 rounds a minute]], which'll reduce nearly anything you point at it to scrap. It still works if you compared it to a missile launcher, because that one shot'll just blow a target to bits, but...a revolver isn't going to do more damage than a minigun, despite having a lower limit. In other words...crap, now the whole thing's a JustBugsMe to me. So...[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife yeah]].

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*** You're right, I guess "missile launcher" was the intended idea there. Although on an unrelated note, I just realized that continuing with the weapon analogy kinda makes it fall flat if you added, say...a [[GatlingGood minigun]]. If a more powerful attack has a limit, well...I mean, a minigun can fire over [[MoreDakka 3000 rounds a minute]], which'll reduce nearly anything you point at it to scrap. It still works if you compared it to a missile launcher, because that one shot'll just blow a target to bits, but...a revolver isn't going to do more damage than a minigun, despite having a lower limit. In other words...crap, now the whole thing's a JustBugsMe to headscratcher ]to me. So...[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife yeah]].

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* Why didn't Aizen just assassinate everyone with his complete hypnosis? He could have just stuck his sword out and have them walk into it while keeping them from feeling the pain while they bleed out.


** This Troper actually recalls that Kon is not a regular mod soul like the Chappy or the other ones Hitsugaya and the rest of the party used later in the Arrancar Arc. He was actually a mod soul created for ''combat purposes'' under the wings of a so-called '''Spearhead Project'''. After the project was cancelled because the Central 46 realized that using dead human bodies for combat purposes is maybe not as LawfulGood as they previously thought, all the created mod souls were destroyed. He was actually lucky that he go mixed with some other stuff and thus survied the mass execution. He might very well be the last one of his kind. Even after Renji and Rangiku have seen him in the Arrancar Arc, they probably couldn't even tell that he's not just a regular mod soul. They were actually surprised that it can be put into a stuffed animal. They're '''that''' dumb...

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** This Troper actually recalls that Kon is not a regular mod soul like the Chappy or the other ones Hitsugaya and the rest of the party used later in the Arrancar Arc. He was actually a mod soul created for ''combat purposes'' under the wings of a so-called '''Spearhead Project'''. After the project was cancelled because the Central 46 realized that using dead human bodies for combat purposes is maybe not as LawfulGood as they previously thought, all the created mod souls were destroyed. He was actually lucky that he go mixed with some other stuff and thus survied the mass execution. He might very well be the last one of his kind. Even after Renji and Rangiku have seen him in the Arrancar Arc, they probably couldn't even tell that he's not just a regular mod soul. They were actually surprised that it can be put into a stuffed animal. They're '''that''' dumb...



*** This troper is inclined to belive it's the latter (for starters it would explain quite a lot).
** On the subject of [[spoiler:Isshin Kurosaki]], this troper would like to know which squad he used to lead. This troper blieves it would be awesome if it was [[spoiler:Squad 11, and that Isshin used Zaraki to fake his death and retire.]]

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*** This troper is inclined to belive it's the latter (for starters it would explain quite a lot).
** On the subject of [[spoiler:Isshin Kurosaki]], this troper would like to know which squad did he used to lead. This troper blieves it It would be awesome if it was [[spoiler:Squad 11, and that Isshin used Zaraki to fake his death and retire.]]



** '''This''' troper would like to know why, during the "Rescue Rukia" mission, none of the high-level shinigami reacted to [[spoiler: Ichigo's]] name: "[[spoiler: Kurosaki]]? Wait a minute, is he maybe related to [[spoiler: '''Captain''' Kurosaki]]? At which point, they might start taking [[spoiler: Ichigo]] a little more seriously as a threat. Especially if the paragraph just above is true.

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** '''This''' troper would like to know why, Why, during the "Rescue Rukia" mission, did none of the high-level shinigami reacted to [[spoiler: Ichigo's]] name: "[[spoiler: Kurosaki]]? Wait a minute, is he maybe related to [[spoiler: '''Captain''' Kurosaki]]? At which point, they might start taking [[spoiler: Ichigo]] a little more seriously as a threat. Especially if the paragraph just above is true.



** One: [[spoiler: Isshin]] stated that he had captain ''level'' reiatsu. This does not make him a captain. Ichigo has captain level reiatsu and (presumably) so does Ikkaku, neither of them are captains. However, [[spoiler: Isshin]] was apparently a captain since he has a captain's haori. Two: If we assume that [[spoiler: Isshin]] was a captain during Turn Back the Pendulum, the only captains not seen are the 10th and 11th captains. According to Kyoraku, the tenth captain died shortly before the start of the arc (the Binktopia scan says "was met with an untimely demise"). Following this line of thought that [[spoiler: Isshin]] was the captain of the 10th Division, he could have either faked his death (doubtful, since Urahara said that he hadn't been a Shinigami for 20 years, not 100) or he could have replaced the captain that died (in fact, in chapter -105, Ukitake seemed to be trying to convince Kaien Shiba to take the position). As for being the possible 11th Division captain, it's [[http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.01/10/ implied]] that Kenpachi Zaraki was already the 11th division captain during Turn Back the Pendulum. As [[MidnightOnTopOfClouds this troper]] remembers, Kenpachi was stated to be the 10th Kenpachi somewhere.

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** One: [[spoiler: Isshin]] stated that he had captain ''level'' reiatsu. This does not make him a captain. Ichigo has captain level reiatsu and (presumably) so does Ikkaku, neither of them are captains. However, [[spoiler: Isshin]] was apparently a captain since he has a captain's haori. Two: If we assume that [[spoiler: Isshin]] was a captain during Turn Back the Pendulum, the only captains not seen are the 10th and 11th captains. According to Kyoraku, the tenth captain died shortly before the start of the arc (the Binktopia scan says "was met with an untimely demise"). Following this line of thought that [[spoiler: Isshin]] was the captain of the 10th Division, he could have either faked his death (doubtful, since Urahara said that he hadn't been a Shinigami for 20 years, not 100) or he could have replaced the captain that died (in fact, in chapter -105, Ukitake seemed to be trying to convince Kaien Shiba to take the position). As for being the possible 11th Division captain, it's [[http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.01/10/ implied]] that Kenpachi Zaraki was already the 11th division captain during Turn Back the Pendulum. As [[MidnightOnTopOfClouds this troper]] remembers, Kenpachi was stated to be the 10th Kenpachi somewhere.



*** Sidenote: Komamura also has a pet dog. Wierd.


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*** Sidenote: Komamura also has a pet dog. Wierd.

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** EVERYBODY takes things well in the Bleachverse:
*** Urahara: Yeah, I hid an artifact of doom in your friend's soul and put her in a gigai that'd permanently seal off her powers and nearly got all of you killed... sorry bout that. - Ichigo: No worries!
**** Ichigo didn't take it nearly as well as ''that''. He was pissed, but didn't make a big deal out of it in front of everyone because Urahara had already done so much to help them. He saved Ichigo after Byakuya left him for dead, trained him, and helped them get into Soul Society.
*** Kyoraku and Ukitake: We sort of blew up the artifact-with-the-power-of-a-million-Zanpakutos-inside-it... Hell, if we've got the power to do that, we probably coulda just, I don't know, ''got Rukia down from the tower'' instead, but this seemed so much more fun... - Yamamoto: No worries!
**** ''Possible'' (personally I think they took the long way round) that they were trying to limit damage to themselves personally (the single act of blowing up the giant execution-thingie) rather than involving those they'd need to get round by simply breaking in and freeing Rukia . OTOH, Ukitake didn't stop his third seats got involved and they were punished for it. So if he was trying to avoid anyone else getting hurt - along with Kyoraku dragging him off a cliff to make Yamamoto follow them - he failed. By contrast, Nanao wasn't involved because Kyoraku acted unconcerned (?). When it comes to Yamamoto deciding not to kill them after all, it seems even his kind of Lawful Good can accept the need to keep your allies (and he acknowledges they are allies/his students/like sons to him) alive when you've been betrayed quite so spectacularly/ludicrously.
**** Kyoraku and Ukitake had to use a special artifact of the Shihoin clan to stop the Sogyoku. And we don't know what was used to hold Rukia up for the execution, and even if they did get her down, there's still a giant flaming bird waiting to kick their ass. Yamamoto wasn't at all happy about what they did; the conversation between the three made that very clear. Also, I don't recall Ukitake's third seats getting punished by anyone. Soi Fon punished Kiyone for not going after Ukitake after Kyoraku pulled him down the mountain, but then Yoruichi showed up and ran off with Soi Fon to kick her ass. Nanao ''was'' envolved--she followed Ukitake and Kyoraku down the mountain to help her captain fight Yamamoto. When Yamamoto released his spiritual pressure Nanao stopped breathing, so Kyoraku flash stepped her far away to safety.

*** In Bleach: Shattered Blade, this also [[NiceJobBreakingItHero results in an ancient arrancar who is the game's main villain being unsealed]].
*** Urahara: I woke up Ichigo's Hollow side without telling him and ''I don't even have the means to control it''. - [[spoiler: Isshin]]: No worries!
*** Mayuri: I had Ishida's grandpappy killed, then I experimented on him, killed him ''again'' by torturing him to death, and made such a mess of his body that even a series that shows graphic depictions of people being cut in ''half'' didn't reveal it to the audience. Oh yeah, I carry that photo round for shits and giggles, too, just to show it to random people before I kill them. Oh, and I regularly beat the crap out of my assistant too, just for fun. - Ishida: No worries!
**** I don't know how you got that idea. That's so far off from how Ishida reacted that it almost seems like you're trolling. [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-15/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-16/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-17/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-18/bleach/chapter-123.html]]He declares to Mayuri that he'll kill him[[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-19/bleach/chapter-123.html]], and procedes to blast a giant hole through his body[[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-14/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-15/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-16/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-17/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-18/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-580-1/bleach/chapter-126.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-580-2/bleach/chapter-126.html]].
**** Yeah...after that point though, when he sees Mayuri again in Hueco Mundo, his reaction is ''mild annoyance''. What, did blowing a hole in Mayuri's chest complete his revenge, even if the former didn't die? It just seems like Ishida just didn't care anymore, is what I think the original troper meant.
*** Urahara: You're asking me to stabalize a path to Hueco Mundo? I'm a wanted criminal! - Yamamoto: No worries!
**** At that point, it was pretty clear that Aizen screwed everyone over. Urahara is smart, capable, and not a threat to Soul Society. The Gotei 13 need help, Urahara can provide it, and there's no reason they shouldn't ask for it.
*** [[spoiler:Aizen]]: I mind-raped you and then stabbed you! - Hinamori: No worries!
**** Momo was clearly not in her right mind. She's known Aizen for many years now, and seemed to view him as a father-like figure. It's not at all uncommon for victims in those kinds of situations to fall into extreme denial.
* [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot WHERE ARE THE VISOREDS?!?!?!?!]] I swear they have been out of focus for so long when they finally show up people will have forgotten who they were.
** What's especially worrying about this is that it's not even clear what dimension they're in. They might have been teleported away with the rest of the real town for all we know.
*** Probably not. Urahara was the one who moved the town, and he probably would have warned them-- either because he wanted them around for the fight, or because they're still fugitives and didn't need to be in Soul Society.
** [[spoiler: They were finding a way inside the barrier]]
* Where the hell are most of Kubo Tite's characters from his big bucket of LoadsandLoadsofCharacters?
** He said at some point that he creates lots of characters to counteract writer's block, so presumably the less interesting (in his eyes) ones get edged out of the story. Still, it's a bit odd that Isshin and Ryuken vanished from the plot, and there's no evidence of what they're doing after Karakura was transported into Soul Society (or what the Urahara shop people are doing).

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** EVERYBODY takes things well in the Bleachverse:
*** Urahara: Yeah, I hid an artifact of doom in your friend's soul and put her in a gigai that'd permanently seal off her powers and nearly got all of you killed... sorry bout that. - Ichigo: No worries!
**** Ichigo didn't take it nearly as well as ''that''. He was pissed, but didn't make a big deal out of it in front of everyone because Urahara had already done so much to help them. He saved Ichigo after Byakuya left him for dead, trained him, and helped them get into Soul Society.
*** Kyoraku and Ukitake: We sort of blew up the artifact-with-the-power-of-a-million-Zanpakutos-inside-it... Hell, if we've got the power to do that, we probably coulda just, I don't know, ''got Rukia down from the tower'' instead, but this seemed so much more fun... - Yamamoto: No worries!
**** ''Possible'' (personally I think they took the long way round) that they were trying to limit damage to themselves personally (the single act of blowing up the giant execution-thingie) rather than involving those they'd need to get round by simply breaking in and freeing Rukia . OTOH, Ukitake didn't stop his third seats got involved and they were punished for it. So if he was trying to avoid anyone else getting hurt - along with Kyoraku dragging him off a cliff to make Yamamoto follow them - he failed. By contrast, Nanao wasn't involved because Kyoraku acted unconcerned (?). When it comes to Yamamoto deciding not to kill them after all, it seems even his kind of Lawful Good can accept the need to keep your allies (and he acknowledges they are allies/his students/like sons to him) alive when you've been betrayed quite so spectacularly/ludicrously.
**** Kyoraku and Ukitake had to use a special artifact of the Shihoin clan to stop the Sogyoku. And we don't know what was used to hold Rukia up for the execution, and even if they did get her down, there's still a giant flaming bird waiting to kick their ass. Yamamoto wasn't at all happy about what they did; the conversation between the three made that very clear. Also, I don't recall Ukitake's third seats getting punished by anyone. Soi Fon punished Kiyone for not going after Ukitake after Kyoraku pulled him down the mountain, but then Yoruichi showed up and ran off with Soi Fon to kick her ass. Nanao ''was'' envolved--she followed Ukitake and Kyoraku down the mountain to help her captain fight Yamamoto. When Yamamoto released his spiritual pressure Nanao stopped breathing, so Kyoraku flash stepped her far away to safety.

*** In Bleach: Shattered Blade, this also [[NiceJobBreakingItHero results in an ancient arrancar who is the game's main villain being unsealed]].
*** Urahara: I woke up Ichigo's Hollow side without telling him and ''I don't even have the means to control it''. - [[spoiler: Isshin]]: No worries!
*** Mayuri: I had Ishida's grandpappy killed, then I experimented on him, killed him ''again'' by torturing him to death, and made such a mess of his body that even a series that shows graphic depictions of people being cut in ''half'' didn't reveal it to the audience. Oh yeah, I carry that photo round for shits and giggles, too, just to show it to random people before I kill them. Oh, and I regularly beat the crap out of my assistant too, just for fun. - Ishida: No worries!
**** I don't know how you got that idea. That's so far off from how Ishida reacted that it almost seems like you're trolling. [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-15/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-16/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-17/bleach/chapter-123.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-18/bleach/chapter-123.html]]He declares to Mayuri that he'll kill him[[http://www.mangareader.net/94-577-19/bleach/chapter-123.html]], and procedes to blast a giant hole through his body[[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-14/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-15/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-16/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-17/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-579-18/bleach/chapter-125.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-580-1/bleach/chapter-126.html]][[http://www.mangareader.net/94-580-2/bleach/chapter-126.html]].
**** Yeah...after that point though, when he sees Mayuri again in Hueco Mundo, his reaction is ''mild annoyance''. What, did blowing a hole in Mayuri's chest complete his revenge, even if the former didn't die? It just seems like Ishida just didn't care anymore, is what I think the original troper meant.
*** Urahara: You're asking me to stabalize a path to Hueco Mundo? I'm a wanted criminal! - Yamamoto: No worries!
**** At that point, it was pretty clear that Aizen screwed everyone over. Urahara is smart, capable, and not a threat to Soul Society. The Gotei 13 need help, Urahara can provide it, and there's no reason they shouldn't ask for it.
*** [[spoiler:Aizen]]: I mind-raped you and then stabbed you! - Hinamori: No worries!
**** Momo was clearly not in her right mind. She's known Aizen for many years now, and seemed to view him as a father-like figure. It's not at all uncommon for victims in those kinds of situations to fall into extreme denial.
* [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot WHERE ARE THE VISOREDS?!?!?!?!]] I swear they have been out of focus for so long when they finally show up people will have forgotten who they were.
** What's especially worrying about this is that it's not even clear what dimension they're in. They might have been teleported away with the rest of the real town for all we know.
*** Probably not. Urahara was the one who moved the town, and he probably would have warned them-- either because he wanted them around for the fight, or because they're still fugitives and didn't need to be in Soul Society.
** [[spoiler: They were finding a way inside the barrier]]
* Where the hell are most of Kubo Tite's characters from his big bucket of LoadsandLoadsofCharacters?
** He said at some point that he creates lots of characters to counteract writer's block, so presumably the less interesting (in his eyes) ones get edged out of the story. Still, it's a bit odd that Isshin and Ryuken vanished from the plot, and there's no evidence of what they're doing after Karakura was transported into Soul Society (or what the Urahara shop people are doing).



* One thing that bugs me is the tendency of the rescuers to join the RescueArc for reasons unrelated to rescuing the character in distress. In the Soul Society arc, of the seven people involved in the rescue, only ''two or three'' are in it to save Rukia; Ichigo, Hanataro and to some degree Orihime (Orihime says she doesn't want Rukia to die, but when asked by Yoruichi why she wants to help, she says she wants to protect Ichigo). As for the others, Chad went in to help Ichigo, ([[http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/106/16/ admitting that he isn't close enough to Rukia to risk his life to save her]]), Uryu wants to fight the Soul Reapers, Ganju wants to find out more about what the Soul Reapers are like (and doesn't know that the rescuee killed his brother), and Yoruichi is presumably helping because of Urahara's involvement. It's somewhat disheartening that one's own TrueCompanions would consider personal agendas (albeit in Chad's case, a promise to a friend), more of a reason to fight than helping out one of their own.
** I think that Ishida truly wanted to save Orihime, Renji might feel obligated for two reasons, those reasons being that Rukia wants to, and he may feel indebted to Ichigo for saving Rukia- so he will help save Orihime in payment. Chad, as you said, has the promise going on. Just adding to what you said.
** Promise??? Or maybe Chad and Orihime are friends! Seriously! Just because he wasn't as passionate about it as Ichigo, Rukia and Ishida, doesn't mean he was only doing it for Ichigo. The only person who went there really as a debt or obligation than anything was Renji. With SS arc, Orihime and Ichigo geniunely wanted to save Rukia. Chad did it more of loyalty to Ichigo....Ishida's was more difficult to place. However many feel, it was probably out of guilt for not being able to protect her the first time around when Renji and Byakuya showed up to take her away.
* OK, so what's with the Magical Hair Growth Formula? And why does it only affect the back of the head, giving the character in question a mullet? This confused the hell out of me during Ichigo's hollowfication. Is there any reason why the rest of his hair shouldn't grow? Or better yet, why should it even grow at all? And let's not forget Grimmjow's released state. He didn't have any hair as an adjucha, so why does his released form look like a rejected {{Jem}} character?
** It's because Ichigo and Grimmjow are [[Webcomic/PennyArcade FUCKING METAL!]]

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*** Dude, where the HELL did you get that from? That's just f*** ing STUPID. Well, the latter half. The ''ZombiePowder'' thing I can see. We already know how Hollows become Hollows. It's not just a random lottery of, "Oh, some dude just died in the human world and threw our totals off balance. Go collect a random dead soul so we can turn him into a hollow and make everything better before he gets purified, sent back here, and everything gets f** ked up again."

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*** Dude, where the HELL did you get that from? That's just f*** ing STUPID. Well, the latter half. The ''ZombiePowder'' ''Zombie Powder'' thing I can see. We already know how Hollows become Hollows. It's not just a random lottery of, "Oh, some dude just died in the human world and threw our totals off balance. Go collect a random dead soul so we can turn him into a hollow and make everything better before he gets purified, sent back here, and everything gets f** ked up again."


** Simple, when ever Tite writes someone is going to die he has a ''ZombiePowder'' flashback, freaks out and changes it in fear of fans would stop reading if their fav dies. Anyway, isn't there supposed to be a balance? The number of souls on Earth and in the Soul Society are supposed to be even. The left overs go become hollows, now the each Arrancar are supposed to have like 100 souls at least with the Espada 100,000. Yeah, that's going to tip something over.

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** Simple, when ever Tite writes someone is going to die he has a ''ZombiePowder'' ''Manga/ZombiePowder'' flashback, freaks out and changes it in fear of fans would stop reading if their fav dies. Anyway, isn't there supposed to be a balance? The number of souls on Earth and in the Soul Society are supposed to be even. The left overs go become hollows, now the each Arrancar are supposed to have like 100 souls at least with the Espada 100,000. Yeah, that's going to tip something over.


** Probably more coincidental. The two authors have clearly been inspired by the same Buddhist-originated stories of the wish-fullfilling jewel known as the cintamani stone which in Japanese is called the "hougjyu". It's like western authors choosing to do stories about King Arthur. There's going to be overlap. The main difference between the two stories is that InuYasha goes the shinto route and explores the cintamani concept in relation to the Ichiren Shikon theory whereas Bleach goes the more Buddhist route and explores the relationship between the cintamani stone and the Wisdom King known as Aizen Myou-ou. That difference would be like having one western author relying on the Mabinogi for their King Arthur inspiration and another author relying on Thomas Mallory for their King Arthur inspiration.

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** Probably more coincidental. The two authors have clearly been inspired by the same Buddhist-originated stories of the wish-fullfilling jewel known as the cintamani stone which in Japanese is called the "hougjyu". It's like western authors choosing to do stories about King Arthur. There's going to be overlap. The main difference between the two stories is that InuYasha Manga/InuYasha goes the shinto route and explores the cintamani concept in relation to the Ichiren Shikon theory whereas Bleach goes the more Buddhist route and explores the relationship between the cintamani stone and the Wisdom King known as Aizen Myou-ou. That difference would be like having one western author relying on the Mabinogi for their King Arthur inspiration and another author relying on Thomas Mallory for their King Arthur inspiration.


** It's because Ichigo and Grimmjow are [[PennyArcade FUCKING METAL!]]

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** It's because Ichigo and Grimmjow are [[PennyArcade [[Webcomic/PennyArcade FUCKING METAL!]]


* OK, so... Bleach is (apparently) set in 2001 pre-timeskip, but in the "Turn Back The Pendulum" arc, which was set 110 years before Part 1, Shinji tells Aizen that jazz is popular in the World of the Living. Jazz wasn't a big thing until the 1910's, which =/= 2001 - 110. Is this just a case of WritersCannotDoMath, or is the Bleach wiki wrong when it says Bleach is set in the early 2000's?

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* OK, so... Bleach is (apparently) (according to the wiki) set in 2001 pre-timeskip, but in the "Turn Back The Pendulum" arc, which was set 110 years before Part 1, Shinji tells Aizen that jazz is popular in the World of the Living. Jazz wasn't a big thing until the 1910's, which =/= 2001 - 110. Is this just a case of WritersCannotDoMath, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_timeline floating timeline]], or is the Bleach wiki wrong when it says Bleach is set in the early 2000's?

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* OK, so... Bleach is (apparently) set in 2001 pre-timeskip, but in the "Turn Back The Pendulum" arc, which was set 110 years before Part 1, Shinji tells Aizen that jazz is popular in the World of the Living. Jazz wasn't a big thing until the 1910's, which =/= 2001 - 110. Is this just a case of WritersCannotDoMath, or is the Bleach wiki wrong when it says Bleach is set in the early 2000's?

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** As a side note, each member of Zero Division is in charge of a specific duty other than just guarding the Soul King, and from what we've seen, all of those jobs are important to the Gotei 13. For instance, Tenjiro is more or less the utmost authority on healing techniques in Soul Society (especially now that Unohana is out of the picture), Nimaya makes the Zanpaku-to that every Soul Reaper needs, Senjumaru makes/designs the outfits for the Gotei 13, etc. Just like each of the divisions has a specialization, so does each member of Zero Division, so guarding the Spirit King isn't all they do.

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** He was smug because he was the one who was right. It doesn't matter if the Gotei 13 needs to fail for the Zero Division to have to do anything, they still have separate jobs. Bodyguards are there as insurance, there's never any guarantee that the one they are protecting will ever be attacked, but they are there just in case. Now imagine if the roles were reversed, Gotei 13 protects the Soul King, Zero Division does all the grunt work. They are ridiculously powerful, and other than Ywach, apparently no one else has every made it as far as the palace unless they were allowed to. I'm sure they could handle almost all of the Gotei 13 work if they move fast enough. Guess who is no longer relevant? Gotei 13.


*** It really is {{DarkIsNotEvil}} and {{LightIsNotGood}} that is mentioned above. Add Yin-Yang life and death symbolism and that's it.

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*** It really is {{DarkIsNotEvil}} and {{LightIsNotGood}} Light Is Not Good that is mentioned above. Add Yin-Yang life and death symbolism and that's it.

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