AND.....(drum roll)....The Winner is THSV:
There have been way too much riding on Aizen;s actions, too much build up, too many sub-plots etc etc etc, for Aizen's schemes to end here.
Perhaps Aizen will explode only to be reassembled by Hougoukyu. Perhaps he'll become an even more powerful un-dead? Who knows?
I am fairly certain that this is/will be not the end of Aizen. Ichigo has to be an important player in Aizens demise, not a mere by-stander.
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Of course aizen's not going o end now. I hope he atleast expresses some kind of emotion. If I cn finally see an angry or emotional aizen, I will get teary eyed and excuse the past couple years of shitty plot. But if he just comes out unscathed both physically and emotionally, I don't know what kind of rant I'll go on about. How much longer can we repeat that formula?
We all know and knew that all those spells would do diddly squat to Aizen, so in effect all Kubo did was waste yet another chapter. I say reveal the grand secrets, schemes, or plans and wrap this arc up.
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Aizen's goals have been clear from the beginning. To be all powerful god. As motivations go, I don't think it gets any clearer than that....unless you need a reason why. Aizen's reason is probably so that he has the power to match his ego. ha.
This isn't over... it was a good chapter though. That "..in the past" quote was just awesome. It seems like Kisuke is trying to end it without taking it to a new level. But no way Aizen would just die like that, so we're probably gonna see if Urahara has indeed mastered the Hugyoku.
Kubo, pretty please, don't drag this over a thousand pages.
Well when this arc ends and Aizen is about to escape I hope the VL don't come and save his ass and backhand everyone as if they were nothing! That would mean a whole new arc of just training and preparing for battle again lol.
How awesome would it be if Urahara were the one to kill Aizen after all this time, Ichigo can have someone else.
A pie in the sky?
Shock wrote "How awesome would it be if Urahara were the one to kill Aizen after all this time, Ichigo can have someone else."
^This would be fail. Unless you mean Ichigo kicks Aizen's butt and then decides to go all good guy and then Urahara kills him saying he can't live. If Urahara just killed Aizen it would suck having to read 400 chapters of building up a whole new bad guy worse/ more powerful enemy then Aizen. And if they just ended it it would be dumb too.
Though reading Urahara toy with aizen was pretty epic. What the heck was that half-face hood aizen was getting?