And you know that just some shinigamis attain shikai, and only a handfull get bankai?
When I say 'shinigami abilities', I mean the instinctive traits that souls were born with thus determining their bankai and shikai types
Yet they are ALL SHINIGAMIS!
Zaraki.. he doesn't have either so he isn't a shinigami right? (while its acknoledged that he is on permanent shikai, he didn't attain, he started there, and doesn't know it)
And just because something is frowned uppon doesn't stop people from doing it, right?
Hollow+Shinigami hybrids, Make you human Gigais.
See things everyone frowned uppon but it was done, ow yea, can't forget Soldier Pils (Kon)
KIDO is a form of magic that is used by shinigamis AND its required for you to know to be classified as a "Shinigami" its not optional, its mandatory, unless you are a Kenpachi-ofsorts.
Now just because you don't excel on some area of shinigami doesn't mean its off the "curriculum"
A shinigami is composed of 4 areas..
Zanjutsu (Swordsmanship), Hakuda (Hand-to-hand), Hoho (Foot Combat) and Kido (Demon Arts).
Thats what a shinigami is all about, you may suck at some areas, but you got to know that, its just like going to school, just because you suck at math doesn't mean that you can skip it and tell that you graduated not knowing basic math.
There is a hard cap on thoses areas and no shinigami can exceed that barrier.
So, I don't see your point, where a MANGA FICTIONAL CHARACTER, can't have a FICTIONAL POWER UP from a sword! Ow rememberd that wikipedia said something of her having a katana or something, well look up later, maybe bring up a picture.
(ps. your not aurno are you not? he is other that is bringing some strange arguments on the educational system of some other manga. AH! I'm just telling this because she is the underdog, and I like her, so go drop the logic bomb somewhere else! Nanao wouldn't be good also! Try Hinamori or Matsumoto I don't care.)
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