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Bleach 532 – Cloak of Invisibility

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With a slight modification to Urahara’s tech, Aizen, Tousen and Gin are able to sport invisibility coats and take cheap shots at Isshin. Given what we know about Aizen’s shikai abilities, they seem excessive and a bit overpowered at the same time. Isshin is unable to focus on figuring out what hit him besides the fact that it was from a shinigami (though I’m sure he would be able to counter given the chance) so they decide to let his fight against the creature play out after crippling him. As it turns out, the monster is indeed some sort of hollow-shinigami hybrid and is probably more advanced than the vizards. It’s a very fast, beserker-type fighter that completely disregards its wounds and seems incapable of speech. The similarities to Ichigo’s hollow are undeniable, especially to the powerful form that manifested itself against Ulquiorra back in the arrancar arc.

In the end, Masaki shows up and begins firing arrows at the beast, to no avail. She quickly changes tactics however, and manages to blast its face off after luring it into a close range attack. It’s a pretty clever and impressive move, and I feel like she managed to end the fight in no more than ten seconds. No wonder Isshin was embarrassed. I doubt that Aizen and his crew will reveal themselves here, especially since Isshin already knows someone is there, and they might just leave after Ryuuken shows up as well. Aizen seems to be curious about the Quincies as well, so he probably won’t interfere just yet. Perhaps this was the hollow attack that the Fullbringers were referring to.

April 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm
33 comments »
  • April 3, 2013 at 7:14 pmMahoro

    Nice review Proof! It’s also interesting to note that they called the hollow/shinigami being “White”. Probably to describe the personality of the person behind the mask?

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:59 pmanon

      Who else do we know that is completely white and fights like hell?

  • April 3, 2013 at 7:17 pmNadester

    What?! Masaki’s arrival wasn’t according to Aizen’s plan? Something must be wrong.

    Aizen: Wrong, it was all according to plan, for things not to go as planned.

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:30 pmPsithief

      One of Aizen’s traits is to claim credit for things he wasn’t necessarily expecting to happen. We clearly saw this trait on display during his fight with Final Form Ichigo.

      It’s not always disadvantageous when it frays his opponent’s nerves. It makes them wonder just how scary manipulative he really is.
      However, I’m fairly sure he’s not doing it on purpose. One can’t be a supervillain without being a little delusional.

      • April 3, 2013 at 7:43 pmNadester

        Haha, I couldn’t agree more.

      • April 3, 2013 at 7:54 pmanon

        He’s not delusional he just has absolute self-confidence, if something isn’t going according to plan then he quickly deduces it must be the work of his subconscious so that he can achieve better results.

    • April 4, 2013 at 3:48 amrandom_ram

      For someone who is such a control freak I bet surprises come as a sort of drug to Aizen. Look how elated he is when Masaki showed up. =p

  • April 3, 2013 at 7:23 pmPsithief

    Hmm? The translation I read didn’t imply Aizen made any modifications to the cloak, more to the point he was just musing on how it works.

    It was interesting to see that Isshin’s bankai also weighs heavily on his own physical health.

  • April 3, 2013 at 7:47 pmsortedevaras

    “Bet you thought you were going to see Isshin’s bankai here, well too bad. Trololol!” -Kubo/Aizen

  • April 3, 2013 at 9:41 pmspikerman87

    Do I need to point out that Masaki defeating this modified shinigami/visored is impossible? I shouldn’t have to explain that she died by a hollow that Ichigo almost defeated without his Shikai…and Isshin, who is captain level, was having trouble with this hollow who is Visored level…This little girl is strong enough to kill a Visored!? Am I the only one who understands this is impossible?!!

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:39 pmTasa

      Seeing how Isshine lost his power after or before Ichigo was born it is possible that she also lost her powers. We do know that there is a glove that causes a Quincy to loss his or her power. So what I am saying is to give the flashback more time to explain everything before calling out the “this is impossible”.

      • April 3, 2013 at 10:53 pmsortedevaras

        Its never too early to start calling out things that are impossible or stupid.

      • April 4, 2013 at 6:39 amspikerman87

        She probably did lose her powers and that’s why she was killed by Grand Fisher. Even so at this point she was scolded for her slow progression of her training, she has to be around 13 to 14 years old and took out a Visored by herself in one hit. My point is she’s way too young to be more powerful than a Visored and her “slow training progression” doesn’t make sense if she’s already this strong.

      • April 5, 2013 at 1:17 pmohnam

        Its been speculated that she did not die from Grand Fisher but Ichigo inner hollow released when grand fisher attacked him and he killed grand fisher and Masaki was hurt by Ichigo hollow form.

      • April 5, 2013 at 9:31 pmSuppa Tenko

        Except you know… Grand Fischer was still alive during the first bleach arc and said he killed Masaki.

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:42 pmjunglepenguin

      Kubo makes all things possible… In a stupid way. But hey, you might have a point.

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:48 pmDa5id

      While I agree fully, I gotta point out that Visored isn’t a level, it’s just a method of alteration, like Arrancars. They’re certainly stronger because of it, but by how much varies. Shikai, Bankai, Menos, Adujas, and Vasto Lorde would be levels.

    • April 3, 2013 at 11:11 pmsortedevaras

      The problem is that we don’t have estimated power levels of anyone or power changes for dramatic convenience, so any fight is just up in the air. For all we know Masaki > Yamamoto or Masaki < Chad and Isshin was just hung over or maybe the Vizard was the Witch King of Angmar and could only be killed by a woman.

    • April 4, 2013 at 2:34 amZaku_Fan

      Easy, her power was locked away. Possibly she absorbed a part of the hollow and used her power to contain it. Many possibilities are foreseeable. It depends on what Kubo is going to go with

    • April 4, 2013 at 9:47 amLogan

      I think we are all forgetting that Aizens power is absolute hypnosis. What if Misaki received a critical wound by this new Hollow Figure, and in actuality this hollow form is in fact Ichigo himself.

      Let me do a quick story brainstorm:
      - Aizen creates a vasto-lorde-like creature out of a soul that used to be a shinigami which coincidently is in the same time frame as Kaien Shiba’s death, whom was consumed by a Hollow himself. (who then returns in the arrancar arc?)

      -Aizen sends the newly created hollow to karakura town to test its strength.
      -VL hollow fights ishin, Misaki comes in. Now here is what something strange occurs
      We assume Misaki is the one that absorbed partially the VL-hollow’s riatsu because of the quincy’s special ability, but what if it’s the other way around?, How does a hollow become stronger? by consuming other forms of spiritual energy from living things.

      -Isshin then goes all out against VL-hollow in turn loosing his powers, and then the hollow turns into a baby boy because of all the fighting? Idk just thinking, reminds me a lot of that Naruto begining, how he is born from the 9 tailed fox?, but from out of no-where, not very familiar with that story.

      -from the VLhollow, ichigo is born, nourished in the care of exiled-Isshin and wounded Misaki. Ichigo might be the result of a re-incarnated Kaien Shiba (which explains his lineage from Isshin’s Engetsu). And after absorbing some of Misaki’s Quincy powers, is what maid Ichigo have Blut Vene maybe?

      -Also we have to assume that Ichigo may not be a Quincy, even if Juha Bach said is mother was, Misaki being his “mother” may have also been a secret that that’s not really Ichigo’s mother. And Aizen is the true Father/Creator of Ichigo himself.

      -The God King that the Zero Squad mentions, they say he developed a special interest towards Ichigo, maybe this is why.

      • April 4, 2013 at 9:48 amLogan

        Forgot to mention, what if Grand Fisher never really killed Misaki, and it was all part of Aizen’s hipnosis.

      • April 4, 2013 at 10:39 amsortedevaras

        I think Aizen forgot he has absolute hypnosis because really why would he need a invisibility cloak anyways? :p

      • April 4, 2013 at 9:14 pmanon

        @sortedevaras
        What are you talking about?Aizen never plays all his cards, on principal.

  • April 4, 2013 at 2:26 amAnanas

    “How Aizen met your mother.”

    • April 4, 2013 at 7:29 amanon

      lol

      Aizen stalking you since birth Aizen stalking your mother since she was a virgin.

  • April 4, 2013 at 5:04 amQiesamuel

    Then after Masaki absorbed that hollow’s power, it became a baby, which is indeed Ichigo.

  • April 4, 2013 at 8:43 amSwarz

    I thought only Ichigo’s father was bad ass. Looks like was wrong. WOW

  • April 4, 2013 at 9:54 amYanDaMan

    Seems like Ichigo’s hollow form is definitely related to this monster at this point.

  • April 4, 2013 at 3:42 pmrasone0104

    Did Ichigo’s mom just pull off one of the most badass feet in the past fifty chapters or so?

  • April 4, 2013 at 5:26 pmYukie

    I stopped following Bleach after the anime ended..but the moment I saw Aizen’s face I had to click on this post. I can’t believe he is back @.@

    • April 4, 2013 at 7:18 pmYanDaMan

      Sorry to rain on your parade but its a flashback :3

  • April 4, 2013 at 9:13 pmPtolemaios00

    My guess is Masaki will regret letting White bite her which poisons her somehow leading to loss of power and White reincarnating into Ichigo.

    • April 5, 2013 at 12:46 amretardest

      yeah I agree with this. not sure about the loss of power but that seems plausible, but deffinitely that hollow thing is either ichigo or a future part of him.