Damn....you´re almost as stubborn as Ikakku.
You´re missing my point.Surprised at his strength maybe, but that's only logical because she felt the nature and pressure of his reiatsu, which she even stated was more of an Espada rather than a Shinigami. Now, why was she not as surprised when Yamamoto shot his fire and only stark was? I would put these two readings in a different context. The fact is, she was more surprised at Ichigo's Vaizard powers, which she didn't even know what to classify that as at that time, then she was more surprised as Ichigo's raw strength.
It doesn´t matter which reason she was surprised about, i´m talking about traits of personality here. If Stark were the one to assist at Ichigo´s fight, he´d probably react the same way he did to Yama´s attack, would that make him weaker than Ichigo?
Or by that logic you assume that the fact that both Barragan and Halibel are stronger than Yama for not being surprised at his attack?
Hell, look at Stark´s reaction in the end of the chapter, the guy was sneezing, he sure dismissed his surprise pretty quick.
Because by being a Captain gives him a position where he can fights powerful people, he doesn´t care about his reputation, his looks and even his subordinates (To a lesser extent when he said that he would cut Yumichika and Ikkaku down if they bothered them in his fight against ), everything about Kenpachi revolves around fighting.Believe it or not, he does think about his rank and the situation, just as you said, not broad enough. Why would he want to be captain? Why did he kill the previous captain? Why did he then assume captain? That alone tells us that he cares about the captain rank.
You´re using his position to justify his actions which reveal his true character. He ultimately doesn´t care about law and order. It´s not his priority.
It´s about having fighting and having fun. It´s as simple as that. You´re giving Kenpachi way to much credit.
And he released all of them, the suspects of Aizen´s death. You´re whole argument is a paradox.By finding and fighting them to near death, that's capture, and that is taking down main threats. He just kills two birds with one stone that way. Remember, his main objective was to capture the Ryoka and kill if necessary, not to just plainly kill them. The Ryoka were prime suspects in Aizen's death.
He breaks the law so he can follow orders?
Dude, he broke them free to find Ichigo, to fight him again, not arrest them, not bringing him to authorities. Nothing of the sort.
He. just. wanted. to. fight. him.
He released prisoners.Whether or not he obeyed that order to the letter, he obeyed it, which your argument was focused around saying he doesn't abide by the laws. The way he sees it, when he fights the strongest guys, he's accomplishing his objective and having his fun at the same time. Maybe he takes this to an extreme, but as I've said, he does abide by the laws and order just as much as any captain would.
He fought Captains that stopped him because of his initial felony and showed a disposition of killing both of them.
How in holy hell can you believe the bolded part?
They were locked in a prison and chained with cuffs that negate all Reiatsu of the people chained with it.And I'll restate it again, if they were a threat the second division would have taken them, and not just to take them to the Maggot's nest either.
Now, this maybe just me but the fact they´re locked and treated in a way that they couldn´t use their powers strikes me as prisoners they don´t want to escape and cause any more Death God casualties.
But lo and behold, Kenpachi doesn´t give a shit about that!
But don´t worry, his motives are pure and unselfish! He´s here for the greater good!
I´m sure he´ll put them right back on prison after he finds Ichigo.
He stopped searching for Ichigo because he lost his fighting mood when Komamura went to help Yamamoto.
He completely forgot about the prisoners he broke free.
And then he went home to sit on his ass.
What an amazing, law abiding, order obeying role model for Death Gods everywhere.
Tousen stated that he didn't like him. There was no need for an assumption. It could have simply be put as "why did you free them?" However, Tousen took the battle stance immediately.
Tousen stated specifically that Kenpachi was wrong when he assumed Tousen hated him. Read that again.
Tousen was taking Kenpachi down because he always thought he was a loose canon, that he would follow by his fighting instincts first and his commitment to justice and peace second.
Which it happened.
Which was why they both attacked Kenpachi.
Which Kenpachi went back at them just for the sake of fighting.
What?No, they were all equally guilty in handling the situation.
So, Ikkaku, who´s willing to fight to the death in any fight that he enters despite the fact that he handicaps himself and never gangs up on his enemies since he only enters 1 on 1 fights, is a coward?He's taking the easy way out because even if he gets defeated he can just say "oh replace me." He's taking the easy way out because it's easier for people not to notice him and lose, rather than defend with all the strength he possess, like Kenpachi. He's cowardly making up excuses to show true strength at the sign of adversity, and for what? Just so he can push himself a little harder? He wants to have the best time fighting but doesn't like to give it his all, but expects his opponent to (look back on the fight he had with Ichigo)? That is the meaning of cowardly.
Yeah, he sure looked like a coward when he was bleeding all over himself, could barely stand up and still attacked Ichigo screaming like a mad person....
You´re clutching to the term "hiding" and twisting his motives for his self imposed handicap so that you can call him a coward.
He doesn't want to get promoted since he wants to die while serving Kenpachi.
His objective in life is dying in battle....
I seriously find it amazing that you consider him a coward.
On another note, I had enough of this.
When we´re not discussing Espada ranking which every argument related to it are based on speculation, we´re switching back and forth about character motivations and objectives which we obviously disagree upon.
Let´s just agree to disagree.