Gilzord, I'll point you to the thread "The Black Mask." I started it just for that reason; I beleive that something is up about it and want to chuck around ideas. I write once a week on it, unless I find an interesting post. After all, new chapter, new info.
As far as this topic, I see where and how he got his "power-ups" remember what Kenny said, "You need to focus." Which he starts doing better in each fight. So yah, he has power ups, big whoop. With his spirit power even gaining or loosing a little focus is a huge diffrence (1% oof 100= 1, 1% of 1000 = 10).