Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    xxsaznpride is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    1,480

    Default Strength of the Arankal

    Ya... I call them Arankal, whoopty do.

    How strong do you think that the arankal should really be? When Hitsuguya said that it would take only 10 Arankal to destroy all of Soul Society, how could he have known that Espada existed? If there are 10 espada, then what the hell do the others need to be around for? All the people who came from Soul Society had limiters that took off roughly 80% of their power, which means that they were fighting the normal Arankal with about 20% of their power. After taking the limits off, Hitsuguya and them pwned the Arankal and didn't even give them a chance to attack. That means the Arankal were beaten when the higher-ranking shinigami were using full power and that they (the arankal) were only at about 50-70% of the shinigamis' strength.

    Back to the question:: How the hell will Arankal whipe Soul Society off the spiritual plane if they are that weak? When he was giving Ichigo the explanation for the classification of hollows, Hitsuguya wouldn't have known jack shit about the classification system that Aizen made for his arankal. If that's the case, how would any random group of 10 Arankal just walk into and wreak havoc on soul society if they are so insanely weak compared to one of the weaker 13 captains (Hitsuguya). Seriously... he's got to be one of the weakest captains in Soul Society, so weak that Unohana can prolly obliterate him witih Bakuda. The weakest captain in Soul Society managed to kill off a really strong arankal without putting in that much effort after breaking his limit, a limit that wouldn't be present if they were all fighting in SS. And if all the Espada, including Grimjaw, were to attack SS in their group, wouldn't they just get pwned by people of Yamamoto's and Zaraki's power? Zaraki pretty much beat out two captains of Soul Society (we all know he would've killed Komamura), and Yama-jii can't exactly be laughed at either. Then, there are Ukitake and Shunsui, two people who can stand up to Yama. Fighting together, they can probably take anyone. Next, take into account the people not in Soul Society, Isshin, Urahara, and Yoruichi. These three are all at the captain level or higher, so they would definetly have to make appearances in Soul Society to help get it out of the shithole it'd be in if attacked directly. So, that would be at least 16 captain level shinigami (I included Renji and the people he taught, none of whom broke their limits to kill the Arankal) against 10 people who can go even against Ichigo's Inner Hollow (not sure if he's Vizard or not...).

    How would Arankal be able to destroy soul society if they are so insanely weak in comparison to shinigami? The only way that they'd stand a snowflake's chance in hell would be to have their own versions of Ban Kai, which will probably happen if Aizen decides to open a portal from Hueco Mundo's deepest regions into Seireitei with his espada.

    I think that Aizen probably redoes a few of them with a modified form of Hou Gyoku to give them the refined abilities of shinigami... That's the only way he'd be able to win without doing any real work himself, at least.
    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarST
    And your name's annoying to type; from now on you're sazny.
    Farleen // Number 42

  2. #2
    Daisumaru is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    123

    Default

    Uhmm, Hitsugaya didn't say it would take ten Arrankar he said "We've estimated that there are ten such individuals under Aizen's command". That comment reffering to the Vastorode. He did however say "Augment the number of the Vastorode by even ten, it would surely spell doom for Soul Society." Both qoutes from chapter 197 page 17 please go reread it and reword your thread to avoid complication.

  3. #3
    lbosquet is offline Senior Member Respected Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Wandering on a noob-infested forum...
    Posts
    370

    Default

    Dude, dude, dude...go read the 3 last chapter again

    It's definitely obvious that Aizen was experimenting the Hougyoku. He didn't get the technique straight and created lots of Arankaru with different power levels. Hitsugaya was talking about the top 10 arankarus on terms of power (I'm not saying that he knew anything about their ranking system).

    In SS they fight at full power when needeed, no limits - so if he said captains would get trouble, he certainly spoke about those of the kind of Grimjaw. And don't say anything about "yes but Hitsugaya was surprised at Shawlong when he first attacked bla bla bla" - that was only suspence and dramatic techniques used by KT.

    And all of this has already been thoroughly discussed LOTS of times, could have roamed the forum, there are not so many topics to search from

    "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest mother fucker in the valley."

  4. #4
    Hitsugaya-The-Great is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    614

    Default

    10 Espadas for 10 captains.

    10 arankars for Vice-Captains and below.

    Does that makes sense to you? It should. Re-read the chapter again and make a better point.


    Chuck Norris once challenged Lance Armstrong in a "Who has more testicles?" contest. Chuck Norris won by 5.

  5. #5
    lbosquet is offline Senior Member Respected Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Wandering on a noob-infested forum...
    Posts
    370

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitsugaya-The-Great
    10 Espadas for 10 captains.

    10 arankars for Vice-Captains and below.

    Does that makes sense to you? It should. Re-read the chapter again and make a better point.
    it's always nice to specify to whom you're talking or replying when posting

    "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest mother fucker in the valley."

  6. #6
    Hitsugaya-The-Great is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    614

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lbosquet
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitsugaya-The-Great
    10 Espadas for 10 captains.

    10 arankars for Vice-Captains and below.

    Does that makes sense to you? It should. Re-read the chapter again and make a better point.
    it's always nice to specify to whom you're talking or replying when posting
    That helps I guess, but I didn't want to quote a huge post. Oh well.

    I was specifying that information for the original poster of the thread.


    Chuck Norris once challenged Lance Armstrong in a "Who has more testicles?" contest. Chuck Norris won by 5.

  7. #7
    lbosquet is offline Senior Member Respected Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Wandering on a noob-infested forum...
    Posts
    370

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitsugaya-The-Great
    Quote Originally Posted by lbosquet
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitsugaya-The-Great
    10 Espadas for 10 captains.

    10 arankars for Vice-Captains and below.

    Does that makes sense to you? It should. Re-read the chapter again and make a better point.
    it's always nice to specify to whom you're talking or replying when posting
    That helps I guess, but I didn't want to quote a huge post. Oh well.

    I was specifying that information for the original poster of the thread.
    ok then. And in those cases it's usual habit to write "@ ..." when you wanto to adress someone who posted much earlier

    "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest mother fucker in the valley."

  8. #8
    Mr. Papaya is offline Senior Member Regular
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    173

    Default Re: Strength of the Arankal

    Quote Originally Posted by xxsaznpride

    Back to the question:: How the hell will Arankal whipe Soul Society off the spiritual plane if they are that weak? The weakest captain in Soul Society managed to kill off a really strong arankal without putting in that much effort after breaking his limit, a limit that wouldn't be present if they were all fighting in SS. And if all the Espada, including Grimjaw, were to attack SS in their group, wouldn't they just get pwned by people of Yamamoto's and Zaraki's power? Zaraki pretty much beat out two captains of Soul Society (we all know he would've killed Komamura), and Yama-jii can't exactly be laughed at either.
    Shawlong isn't a "really strong" arrancar, he's about as strong compared to the Espada as a Vice Captain is compared to a captain. And Grimmjow had no trouble fighting Ichigo without his zanpakuto. Since normal Ichigo was weaker back when he fought Kenpachi, that means at the least he's stronger than Kenpachi with the eyepatch on, and Grimmjow still hasn't released.

  9. #9
    Eion is offline Junior Member Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    26

    Default Re: Strength of the Arankal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Papaya
    and Grimmjow still hasn't released.
    Forget releasing, Grimmjow wasn't even trying to fight, which is how I interpret the stopping-the-zanpakuto-with-bare-hands move, usually... Just to give an idea (from my view) of how strong the Espada are..
    ---
    Well, there goes the new experiment.

    ....

    So.. Who's volunteering to get more beet juice? And we need some more hobo hair.. Anyone?..

  10. #10
    xxsaznpride is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    1,480

    Default

    I shoulda reworded a lil bit of it, ya.

    My whole point was... The arankal are supposed to be really strong, but then everyone pwns them without using all of their full strength when allowed to. It kinda made more sense for me when everyone was being killed by the Arankal than when they were all suddenly beaten.
    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarST
    And your name's annoying to type; from now on you're sazny.
    Farleen // Number 42

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Skin by: ForumThemes.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162