Well.. Kenpachi has always been a mystery character... Not much is know about him and a lot of the characters. Kenpachi for all we know might be related to Bach or Yamamoto 'Reason why he's so strong" and being related to Bach might explain why he doesn't know the name of his Shikai. Him holding back his power is far fetched.... but I can handle it.
Renji becoming one of the Top 4 Shinigami (in Gotei) was being implied throughout the whole series, so of course, when if not for the final battle should that happen ?
So far, all the "quick" power ups, are actually powers or techniques that all of them already had, but were unable to draw them properly, or where missing that 1% to complete it. Ichigo's power, Kenpachi's power, Hisagi's Bankai, Renji's Bankai, Rukia's Bankai (yeah, the Bald-Monk had to tell her it's name), Hitsugaya's Techniques, Soi Fong's Shunko, Komamura's Transformation... and probably more. All their trainings, were meant to unlock their power, their potential that already was in them, that is why it was pointless to train those that already reached their full potential awhile ago.
In real life, there are many people who inhibit their own potential, skill and capabilities. So then, forcing them to stop doing that, usually allows them to reach their true abilities. Also, in Kenpachi's case, it was more of a trauma, he was traumatized by the mere thought that it could have been his last "fun" battle, the last time he felt "alive", felt "happiness"/"joy"... wouldn't you also be traumatized if you believed that in the rest of your life (1000 years to come) there wouldn't be any "joy" or "fun" at all (we also have to remember that Zaraki was a kid at that time, it was the first time that he felt something, thus he likely was emotionally unstable, kids usually become more easily traumatized) ?
as someone on another site mentioned.....we need more bad guys. With Bambi, MDM, Cheng Du, & Robot guy all down, all we have left is Bach, Hashwalt, Bazz-B, and the powder puff girls. On the flip side SS has yet to show super Rukia, Super Ken, Renji seems like he could take few more baddies down, Retsu, Shunsui, Ukitake, & Ichigo. The tide should be turning in an overwhelming fashion very soon.
good chapter by the way. Love Renji's new monkey arm. The blade could have been better, but i'll take it.
Favorite Manga/Anime CharactersNaruto, Orochimaru, Jariya, Itachi, Ichigo, Mayuri, Kenpachi, Mugen, Vash the Stampede, "L", Edward Elric, Reborn, Rokudo Mukuro, Black Star, Dr. Fraken Stein, Death the Kid
it says that they detected at least 16 enemies and according to the below:
at least 6 of them have power surpassing that of Captain level, among them I can see (in that panel):
- the one that fought Ukitake,
- O-ritter (already dead).
Currently dead are:
- E (Komamura's kill),
- I (Mysterious K-man kill ? though semi-defeated by Hitsu),
- J (Mysterious G-man kill, though defeated by Ichigo),
- O (Yamamoto's kill),
- Q (Kenpachi's kill),
- R (Kenpachi's Kill),
- S (Renji's kill),
- Y (Kenpach's kill),
- Y (Yamamoto's kill).
Of course there is still:
- K (death is close for this one),
- and perhaps more, seeing as some letters are doubled.
I'm fairly sure Kenpachi is going to battle Bach at some point and just when it looks like he will win then Bach wil lgo near full powah and Ichigo wil larrive to save Kenpachi.
Byak is destined to fight B
Ichigo , Kenpachi and Byak vs Bach may be the final end game.
What chakra type are you?
^ Byakuya has to first own the F-ritter, to reclaim his honor, after that he might face someone from C-D, then again Byakuya fighting someone similar to Renji, like Bazz-B, instead of Renji fighting him, is also possible, though seeing as Byakuya often faces opponents with a bit wicked abilities (like that Espada, or that Fullbringer)...
Kenpachi will likely fight against Hashwalth, since last time B-ritter was ready to face him, but was ignored, while Hashwalth is likely the only one that can face the True Awakened Kenpachi, beside the A-ritters that is.
The end game might be rather Uryu and Ichigo vs Bach (this would make a full circle from the beginning of the series, again proving that Quincy and Shinigami can indeed fight back to back).
Ukitake, Kyouraku, Rukia will have a rematch with the Quincy they fought before, most likely, just like the rest of the fighters so far. It would be pretty awesome if Nanase were to be sniped down from a tower by the Gun-ritter , it would certainly make Kyouraku serious. Rukia will probably face the G-ritter, seeing as there aren't many more Quincy against who she would take down her guard that easily.
Plot Twist, Bach is Kenpachi's Father. I'm going to call it now. Hey now, we're forgetting about the Fullbringers! I don't see the point of the fullbringers to be honest, it was a cool twist, but eh, are they friend or foe now?
^ Currently they are specialized trainers for soon to be the strongest Earth-user of SS... seemingly. They might not even join the battle.
They might as foes? I wonder what Ichigo's reaction will be... and maybe they'll give Ichigo back his Fullbringer power or steal is SS power, and leave him defenseless.