Chapter 684: The Blade
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This chapter is another, which gives me a mixed feelings. Again, after a great action filled chapter this weeks chapters feels underwhelming again.
For no really good reason and proof they are confident that the one strike by Ichigo was enough to defeat Ywach.
I mean…why would it be so easy. When is it ever that easy, how many transformation did Aizen go through until he was finally defeated. Anyways, since success is at hand Aizen explains the strategy he used. Good to see Ichigo is at least a bit wary of Aizen, but as expected… Ywach is alive and well and strikes down Aizen.
Don’t get me wrong.. Ywach looks pretty fucking cool when he ‘reconstructs’ himself. The power to alter the future even extends to that of his own life. His dark form grows to even en larger and grosteque shape making Ichigo look really small. Quite nice and builds the mood. Ichigo’s blad gets knocked from his as Ywach ‘essence’ grabs him and starts to envelop him. A large sphere forms as he start to swallowing everything and create something new.
But before the King can tear everything apart he gets struck by Ishida’s Silver arrow. The special ‘Still’ Silver formed by Auswahlen can, if mixed with the blood of the one who activated the Auswahlen, stop his powers, if only for an instant. Now I like how it mentions.. ‘His’ powers.
Were they already referring back then that only this weapon could stop Ywach. The quincy’s on earth wary of their ‘Father’.
The cloak vanishes allowing Ichigo to get away and grab his blade urged on my Ishida he lunges for Ywach, but the effects of the arrow start to wither away already, Ywach regain his form. The king already strong enough to shatter his bankai, but then, Ichigo’s blade reverted back to its shikai form, with no damage whatsoever.. I am still not sure how to feel about this moment.
Even though his power is returning, ywach seems to ‘see’ only his death, genuinely scared of what is to come before he recalls the vision from before. Seen by Haschwalt, Ywach thinking it was just a dream before he is cut in half once more.
Someone get this poor guy some Advil 400 or something..