Ichigo's power makes no sense.
...and by "makes no sense" I mean it isn't constant.
This has been bothering me for a while.
The first time Ichigo fought Grimmjow, he got the SHIT beaten out of him, even while he was in Bankai form. The second time though, he almost beat him, but Grimmjow only had one arm. This third time though...doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Before Grimmjow released his Zanpakutou, him and Ichigo were about even. Then, Grimmjow released his powers...
That's when things get fucktarded.
Ichigo is surprised obviously at Grimmjow's new appearance and powers for a minute, but then he pretty much proceeds to slowly start winning...almost right off the bat. Ichigo hadn't even changed in any way. WTF
Then in the most recent chapter, Ichigo is still winning (despite his mask disappearing), but Grimmjow manages to block an attack of Ichigo's and they sit for a bit. Orihime then yells encouraging words to Ichigo, and his mask then disappears. THEN HE SUDDENLY BECOMES RIDICULOUSLY POWERFUL. THAT MAKES NO GOD DAMN SENSE. NO ONE CAN BE ENCOURAGED THAT MUCH BY WORDS ALONE.
Plus, If the power levels of the Espada don't decrease by much as their numbers go up (As demonstrated by Grimmjow vs. Ulquiorra) Ichigo shouldn't have been winning at any point in time, since Ulquiorra pretty much KILLED him.
Anyway, I'm wondering:
-What is Tite Kubo thinking?
-Will Grimmjow actually be relatively unharmed due to some power we haven't seen yet?
-Is anyone else bothered by this?
-Did anyone else even notice?
...I may add more later...I don't know yet.
encouragement eh? what about confessions?
Well, yes it hold true that in many kiddy (though there are some good ones) that words of encouragement or compliments help the good or bad guy. But I have yet to see an anime/manga have a scene where someone confesses their love and they get like an ultimate power boost. Since words of encouragement boosts power a little, wouldn't be like an uber boost if someone confessed to you in midst of battle or would that just throw you off?