Iīm not saying that it was a sign of weakness, i know that, especially since itīs confirmed thatīs sheīs one of the top 3, iīm saying that peopleīs reaction in Bleach donīt always reflect their strength but their personality.It's not a sign of weakness that she didn't show emotion, maybe that is her persoanlity, emotionless-ness. We haven't seen anything from her besides that comment, and now.
Bottom line here is that Halibel was surprised at Ichigo strength but she still stared at him like a scarecrow.
How does Ikkaku hiding his powers make him a coward?He's "hiding" his powers, like a coward, and would rather take the easy way out than to show that there's something more to him. He thinks that he's replaceable and that in itself is a cowardly act.
How is that the "easy" way out?
Heīs making his fights harder for him because of that, he still wants to win despite his self limitation.
If anything that makes him anything *but* a coward since he fights someone to the death despite the fact that he may as well be stronger than them. Ikkakuīs complained about Iba retreating as a "cowardly logic" and canīt for the life of him, run away or attack someone in the back because heīs not a coward.
Constantly hiding his power makes him exactly what Iba called him, stubborn.
1) Kenpachi assumed that Tousen hated him, Tousen negated the fact and said that he was there to stop him because he was a loose canon because he broke the law on a simple whim.1) Tousen hated him.
2) Kenpachi wanted to fight him.
3) komamura was on Tousen's side
2) Exactly. Kenpachi wanted to fight a Captain in the Gotei 13 that was there to stop his insubordination, HOW is this a behavior of someone who follows orders and abide laws?
Kenpachi wasnīt acting like a military officer, he completely disregarded his duty has a captain.
3) Because Kenpachi broke prisoners out of prison, because Kenpachi provoked both of them, because Kenpachi was about to kill Tousen, a captain of the Gotei 13.
His reasoning here is exactly whatīs wrong here, heīs not thinking like an officer of his rank or thinking about the broad situation, heīs not pondering why Rukiaīs exectution date is being shortened time and time again, heīs not searching for Aizenīs murderer...It's not flawed, you just have to use a thinking process other than looking at "wooh, he did wrong."
He just wants to fight Ichigo.
To have fun.
Itīs all about him, he never joined Soul Society for any sense of duty or protection of the greater good, he just wants to fight powerful people. Thatīs Kenpachi in a nutshell.
And again we come to Kenpachiīs main motivation. To have fun.Insubordination? Yes, to a point. Disregard for the law? No. He did what he could to take out the main threat, whether it means taking the other enemies to lead him to him and taking out captains.
You claim that heīs someone you can rely to follow orders and that we havenīt seen him disobey orders which is simply not true.
He doesnīt want to "take down" the main threat, he wants to fight him as much as he can, thatīs why he never intentionally kills his adversaries, heīs not there to kill anyone, heīs there to fight as much as he can for long as he can.
Captains just got in his way?Kenpachi only saw it as a means to an end, and doens't matter how he gets to it. He used Orihime and friends to get to ichigo, who was the biggest threat to SS. The captains just got in his way.
Youīre talking like it were Tousen and Komamura who were doing the wrong thing here.
The Maggotīs Nest isnīt for regular prisoners regardless of their "importance", theyīre for Death God who may pose a threath to Soul Society, it has nothing to do with Ishida, Orihime and the sand dude.Low alert prisioners. If they were high alert prisoners Soi Fong's squad would have taken them and put them in her prison. Again ichigo was the main enemy of the time, especially when all the prisoners were captured. He just simply took the people close to him to lead him to Ichigo.
And Ishida defeated and almost killed a Captain and yet Kenpachi released him, it doesnīt matter that Ishida lost all of his powers, at the time he was the only one who knew that. Kenpachi doesnīt think about the consequences, heīs a simple guy who in the end is not the standart Captain in the Gotei 13.
Ok, "always" may be too strong of a word. "Most of the time" would be more accurate. And Kenpachi didnīt obeyed the order to the letter, he only targeted the stronger fighters, he could care less about people who wouldnīt gibe him a fun fight.Always acts on a whim? No, that one time proves that he doesn't act on a whim. Usually acts on a whim? Maybe. That one scene shows us that he does abide by the laws, and he does put duty above all others. At the (first) meeting he was told to apprehend the Ryoka, and so he did just that, to do everything he could to do that. Ikkaku was told to protect that pillar, but no, he let it destroyed. They are not the same.
Again, itīs about him first and his duty second which is why Ikkaku is similar to him since he acts in a similar fashion.
Read my post again, the only one who only had a chance of going against Yamaīs orders was Ichigo, thatīs was the main reason why Byakuya and Kenpachi were there.As for that scene, yes, maybe there was a fight, but since there is such a distinction and bond between all of them, they would never go against them. Ikkaku and Yumichika obkecting? Nope. Hitsugaya objecting? Renji objecting? No. Ichigo objecting? He's not going to accept help if help isn't willing to give itself to him.
And Ichigo was almost going to do it too if not for Renji.