Correct. To expand on that with the evidence pointing to the fact, the armband shown says "13" which is the squad Kaien was vice-captain of. Not to mention the hair shown matches with Kaien's hair.
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Since I find my self not careing if she actually lives or dies (though I doubt she will die/stay dead) it means this is getting dragged out way too long. That release was bad, but sadly I've seen worse scanlations. And please stop with the DBZ remarks, I know I am not the only one tired of hearing them.
Yeah, vice captains have the arm band (though they don't wear it very often), captains have the robe.
Smells like "Deus Ex Machina" ( is that how you guys call it ? ) where she will dream ( Ichigo's style ) about crap and release her bankai. Looking forward for it. That s gonna be great O_O
...Or she could just die, I prefer Orihime anyways XD
Edit : I think it is really time for her to get stronger....
Personally, I see her being rescued by an unseen force. (Back-up, Kaien, Aizen's group)
There's an unwritten rule in action stories, ya know: Impaling is the least dangerous of wounds.
Ah...and again, there's no reason for her to get Ban Kai that way. If she does, it goes against everything we've been told and shown about it. It's not a desperation move.
^ Another excellent reason for her to die.
Though if you think about it, there wasn't really any reason for her to lose so quickly, she just sort of gave up.
If she had ran outside or destroyed enough of the building, there's no way that #9 can win.
i thought she gave up cause she was demoralized that kaien was still a puppet of a hollow.
^ I know, it's just anti-climatic to see a fight end like that. I hate her as a character but she still deserves a better way of being killed off (though her death isn't really confirmed yet, and in a manga about dead people the concept is pretty fluid).
Still it's better than what happened to Asuma in Naruto, he had a pretty crappy death and the build up to it sucked.
i don't know, if rukia dies, i think now would be the best time to do it. this could be the moment that orihime needs to not be such a push-over.
i like rukia, and personally hope she doesn't die.
either way im enjoying bleach very much right now.
wow that's pretty interesting. i disagree that rukia will get bankai. that's just stupid. she lost her ability to fight completely. ichigo or ishida might be able to save her, since they're both finished with their fights.
looks like the espada won't be able to absorb her though, since he can only eat hollows... if he was able to, might cause ichigo some trouble, since he'd be fighting rukia.