Originally Posted by whatever181
bankai is a prerequisite for being a captain...unless you use Zaraki's method...but remember the other 2 ways of becoming captain...
captains need to know bankai...that was the way Renji was asked to become captain, and that's with that way he asked Ikkaku to join him in captainship, because of bankai...
Urahara sure knows and masters his bankai...what is it? we don't know but sure thing is that he's alrady used and know it well, it can't be a one-time bankai
Well, what i have thought up is that Urahara's bankai is so powerful that he refrains from using it. Everyone held Urahara in very high regard (for his research or for his power). I believe it is something related to sound. Whenever he has his sword, Benhime, to its blast thing, he cries, "Sing, Benhime," or "cry, benhime." think about it.
Originally Posted by sperm worm
I even thought about that but if you take Renji for example, Zabimaru doesn't emit a cry when he says Howl Zabimaru (for shikai)...
but yeah, good idea
Most of the Bankai I've seen have been extensions of Shikai (The Getsuga Tenshou to the Kuroi Getsuga for Ichigo, whip sword [which had a spine inside it] to the skeletal snake whip for Renji), however Tousen is a bit of an outlier. But using that as the norm, Benihime's Shikai involves two successive blasts, this leads me to think his Bankai would have to do with doubling something. I just hope they don't rip of Jaime Maddox and have it be Urahara clones or something.
First off i can't really tell what his bankai looks like because i haven't seen his zampaktou's Avatar yet.
you mentionned bankai being extensions of shikai, but for Ichigo that's only the name though, his bankai is different from his shikai.
I meant the black Getsuga, the super speed does kind of dice up my theories. Anyway, look at Mayuri's more blades, baby face and poison, to giant baby faced caterpillar, more blades, and poison. Then their's byakuya, hitsuguya and renji that all reinforce, but then you have Tousen and Komamura that break the mold. So its far too early to make an educated guess on Urahara's bankai.
Originally Posted by xxDoLLarBiLLxx
I agree with Redsliver, most Bankais seem to be an extension of the Zanpaktou's Shikai.
All you people have theorised about Urhara's Bankai being superstrong and all that, but have you thought that maybe his bankai is not attack oriented?
I mean if u see his Shikai you'll notice that all it is is a blade with his blood shield and all that. Perhaps like Aizen's zanpaktou maybe Urhara's also is not meant for direct combat?
His shikai ability that we have seen is creating a shield for himself, going out on a limb here I could theorize that his bankai is defense oriented.
It probably is Clones or something then, or at least something to do with using blood, but i cant think up of an extension to his Shikai, so maybe Urahara will end up like Tousen and the others, with a discontinued Shikai-Bankai combo.
And guessing from his Soul Slayers name, Benihime's avatar would be some sort of Princess, drowned in blood, or wearing crimson clothes?
Zangetsu (Moon Cutter) was Bono from U2 with longer hair so its kind of hard to judge what the avatar would be by its name alone. It may not even be a human.
Originally Posted by Urahara64
yeah but still you wouldn't be able to say what it looks like, you might luckily get the name right but you would never be able to say what it will look like.
Originally Posted by redsliver