More speculation: Is Ishida going to become a bad guy in this arc? Anybody thinking this besides me?
I'm still a fan of Yachiru being Kenpachi's Zanpakutō.
I think the problem with Ishida is we have never really gotten to know him. Though Chad and Orihime haven't been characterized much either, but we have some backstory as to how they came to be as powerful/as passionate about saving their friends as Ichigo. Ishida contrastingly has had very little expansion of where he lies as a integrated cog to the plot. Often he plays fodder killer or ignored voice of reason in each arch, usually overcoming his unbeatable opponent only by forfeiting his own powers in a last resort attempt to win. Likewise, he typically returns with his powers "more impressive" and powerful, but only characterized of a new, larger bow. He has never been forefronted like the others have, and unfortunately, this may be where he becomes that face-changed character who plays both sides, or he becomes the undercover agent in one way or another.
Wow admire, that how are you going to do with this problem. I have already stopped there for a long time.
Ichigo: he is too fast and powerful
Kyorakou: All he has to do is use his shikai and say white. The Quincy's wear all white, shouldnt that be an insta-kill for Kyorakou
Isshin: same powers as Ichigo
Aizen: has the H-Cube which makes him virtually unstoppable, save for Uruhara's intellect.
Uruhara: Ginuese. Created H-cube, stopped Aizen 2.0, kinda reversed hollowfication. He has to be a major power. Hell, he's about to figure out a way to stop Quincy's from stealing Bankai's, what would be more detremental to the Quincy's?
Ishida/Ryuken: They are both Quincy. They absolutely have to play an important part in this arc.
*Note: Kyorakou could be replaced on this list by someone from Squad Zero
All these "end of the world" situations and no sight of squad zero since they were introduced grrrr, very frustrating.
Id like to see all the Captains who have bankai left go nuts, seeing as a whole lot of SS is already dead now they don't need to worry about hurting anyone lol. Maybe this is why their Bankais were hidden this whole time, seeing as the regular captains spammed it all this time now its a chance for the other captains to show their stuff since they can't let the others take care of it anymore lol
In personality, i put my hope on Kenpachi, hope he can do better...but it seems not a simple thing, the things get more and more interesting.