Double the Fun! Bleach Chapter 414 and 415! Has the Deicide Really Been Done, or is This Just Aizen Being Aizen Again? Yep, It’s Confirmed. Aizen Was Just Being Aizen -_-‘
Hello WRA! Sorry I couldn’t get out 414 when it just came out, I was being tortured all week long, or as some people call it, a family outing. However I have good news (no its not THAT good news, I didn’t switch to Geico), cats are now terrified of me :D. What did I do you may ask? I’ll tell you when you’re older (by older I mean when you lose your hearing X_X).
Oh man, all you Bleach naysayers got royally served with this chapter. It was epic! I dare say it was better than the Naruto chapter *uses Tobi’s space-time ninjutsu to avoid being hit by rotten fruits*. I’m writing 414 before 415 comes out so I’m still in the dark as to what will happen in 415, but I have a few guesses. I’ll get to that later.
The chapter starts where last week’s left off, with Gin returning from ‘killing’ Rangiku. Aizen asks if he did the deed, and he claims so. Aizen then tries to sense her Reiatsu, but it has completely disappeared.
Aizen then says he thought Rangiku was more special to Gin, so it puzzles him why he did it. Like I said, I don’t think Gin killed her, I think he simply canceled her Reiatsu. How would he do that you may ask? By cutting her “Saketsu” (Chain of Fate) or as that translation puts it, pressure points. Gin then goes on to say he doesn’t care about anything, and that he’s a snake. He walks past Aizen then Aizen says its time to create the King’s Key, only for Gin to grab Kyouka Suigetsu and say he’ll chase them.
But that was only a distraction for Gin to launch Kamishini no Yari through his extra long sleeves. This goes to show how meticulously Gin planned this moment. He planned to use his sleeves to cover the act of raising his sword long enough to pierce Aizen. He then says the only way to avoid Perfect Hypnosis is to be holding Kyouka Suigetsu and says that it took him years to find this out. But surely there were many opportunities (like when he was fighting the Gotei 13 and Yamamoto) before Aizen became a god to actually do this, right? Well I think he had to make sure first. I’m sure when he saw Yamamoto grab Aizen and Kyouka Suigetsu it confirmed his information.
Aizen tells him that he always knew of Gin’s intentions, but brought him along just because he was curious as to how Gin would try to kill him. Gin then seemingly shatters Aizen’s confidence when he reveals he lied about his Bankai’s effects. Its speed and length aren’t the most deadly traits, but its the fact that it turns to dust for a moment when it expands and contracts. He reveals that there is a deadly cell-killing poison in the blade and that he left a small piece inside of Aizen. He proceeds to activate and it breaks down Aizen’s cells, splitting him from the inside out.
Some say this is Kubo making up effects because the original Kamishini no Yari was pathetic, but I say it fits. Gin is a snake. Snake’s have retractable fangs (Shinso’s stretching), their strikes are too quick for most people to dodge (Kamishini No Yari’s speed) and they pump venom into their victim’s once their fangs are inside (Kamishin no Yari leaving poison inside its victim). I congratulate Kubo on this Bankai 🙂
Now here is what Kisu thinks. I don’t think this is the end of Aizen. Just how many of these situations have we had since he killed Harribel? There was the time the Captains impaled him, the time Yamamoto used Ittou Kasou, the time Urahara blasted him with his own enormous Reiatsu, and then there was Isshin’s Getsuga Tensho to the face. All of those were situations where a normal Bleach character would die, but Aizen always emerged from them, and this time will be no different. Also, remember that Gin is only a Captain-level Shinigami. He lost to Hitsuguya in a battle of Shikais, resorting to underhanded tactics to get away. To add, there are still too many questions about Aizen’s character to have him killed off here as well. Why does he want to go to the King’s Realm? Why does he want Ichigo? Why is he so powerful? How did he plan his own birth (Aizen being born cant just be a coincidence, it must be a part of his plan!)?
After I finished reading this chapter, I remembered an episode of Teen Titans where Robin was conflicted about the line between good and evil. Is Gin a good guy? He most certainly is not one. A good person doesn’t screw with someone when they’re essentially on death row. A good person doesn’t manipulate corridors so that the very same former-death-row-destined person faces the one creature that has the power to become the man she had to kill to save him. When Hollows don’t trust you, then you know you’re evil. When a retarded Hollow doesn’t trust you, then you aren’t just evil, you’re messed up. Wonderweiss had no problems with Aizen or Tousen, only Gin. But it all comes down to this, can one act of goodness make you a hero? We all walk the line between good and evil, but there’s just one problem, this line isn’t as visible as people may think. We walk down a path that is essentially invisible, so we may take a wrong step and stray off the path but not realize before its too late. So has Gin found back the light he gave up so many years ago? I think he gave us the answer. Gin is neither evil, nor is he good, he is just selfish, a snake if you will.
Gosh darn it. Just as I finish writing 414, 415 comes out. Well here I go.
Looks like I was right up above lol. This chapter was filled with small glimpses into the past. It starts with Aizen collecting some glowing stuff from a group of guys. I say glowing stuff because that CANT possibly be the Hogyouku, considering Aizen didn’t acquire it for at least a century. Unless that is Aizen’s attempt at creating the Hogyouku, it would explain why the Hollowifications he did weren’t as perfect as Kisuke’s and why he knows so much about the Hogyouku. But anyway, are those guys under Kyouka Suigetsu’s control or are they genuinely loyal to then-Lieutenant Aizen?
The scene then goes back to Aizen splitting and Gin quickly grabs the Hogyouku and makes a run for it. Aizen then has, what I like to call, an Itachi moment. Simply put, it’s when a usually calm character goes batsh*t crazy. Aizen screaming surprised the crap out of me lol. But it turns out that his “God Form” was also a cocoon form, just like his “Chrysallis Form” (or Condom-man, as some people call it). Gin then looks at the Hogyouku in his hand and thinks to himself that it’s over. A huge light emits from what’s left of Aizen’s body and a similar figure emerges from it.
What a surprise! It’s Aizen *extreme sarcasm*. Aizen then reveals that even if you steal the Hogyouku from him, it will only recognize him as its master. So I guess when he said he subdued it he really meant it. He then proceeds to reabsorb it.
Aizen confronts Gin and we get another glimpse into Gin’s past. This time we see him looking, from behind a tree (Gin you little creeper), at an unconscious Rangiku as the same men who were with Aizen walk away. The flashback then returns to where we last saw Gin, hiding behind the bushes. He sees that Aizen are them men’s boss and thinks to himself that Aizen is the one he must kill (well he didn’t finish, but I assume its “kill”). We then return to the present just in time to see Aizen slash Gin. Is this the end of Gin? I doubt it.
I really think Kubo is killing himself here. Aizen has now evolved THREE times. Just how far beyond reason is he now? Anyway, getting some new technique shouldn’t make Ichigo even close to Aizen’s equal at this point. The only time I would have accepted that the Final Getsuga would push Ichigo to Aizen’s level was when we thought Aizen was normal, before he had the Hogyouku implanted that is. As much as I like Aizen, he’s become way too powerful now. Anyhoo, I leave you all with this poll: