Bleach 493 – You Work For Me Now
The situation for our heroes continues to turn for the worse. If there was any doubt about the ridiculousness of Bleach powers, Kirge’s Sklaverei should help erase those. Quincies have long been known to be able to absorb spiritual particles, but Kirge takes this ability a huge step higher as he reveals that he can completely subjugate said spiritual particles, making them part of himself and controlling them. Poor Allon is the first to undergo the procedure, and is defeated in quite a horrible manner. As a side effect, everyone’s favorite Nazi angel is transformed into a bulky abomination, and the two remaining fraccion are sufficiently shocked and flee temporarily into an illusion-like barrier along with Chad and Inoue.
Of course, the utter irrelevance of the fraccion is again made clear, as Kirge simply breaks through the barrier with his “overwhelming power“ (something that seems to happen far too often to barriers in general). He begins to absorb Chad and Inoue, and Ichigo shows up at precisely the right moment – obviously no coincidence. I’m thinking that his power might not work on Ichigo due to his high level of reiatsu, but Ichigo’s bankai probably won’t be very effective either, because of what Quincies can supposedly do to bankais. Kirge is becoming peeved though, which is usually a good sign in fights. It’s hard to say how this battle will go, especially whether or not Urahara is planning to provide some assistance.