first a warning, this thread has a spoiler to what was my personal favorite part of the manga. so... whatever.
Anyway even though he has a bankai, i'm wondering if ikkaku is really at the captain level. He beat that one human hollow (what are those things called?) before the other higher level characters did ( Renji and white haired little shit captain whose name i can't spell). i'd love it if Kubo made put him on a level close to ichigo.