Bleach 558 – Bad End
I may have to stand corrected about Bambietta having something else in store to reveal. She’s not dead yet, but seems to be beaten up pretty badly, and her Vollsandig has vanished as well. Perhaps I didn’t give Komamura enough credit; that only took him one strike, which detonated her bomb inside her. Unfortunately for Bambietta, it looks like she has more to fear from her four friends now that she is incapacitated. Her fate is left as a cliffhanger, but from the dialogue we can guess that they might be taking her power or absorbing her reiatsu in some way. It’s possible that the five of them planned an agreement out beforehand or implicitly understood that if any one of them lost they would be taken (or something else around those lines). They don’t exactly seem like the type to be team players and probably have no qualms about taking advantage of their allies’ misfortunes. This may have something to do with Giselle Gewelle’s powers too; there’s not a whole lot that “Z” can stand for, and whatever it is, Bambietta clearly does not want it. I feel a bit bad for her, but there’s no doubt that she would have done the same to the others if they were beaten first.
Komamura isn’t doing great either though, as his human form begins to wear off and his bankai disintegrates. It’s the sacrifice he made for the Gotei 13, or if you look at it another way, him throwing away his human life for the sake of revenge. He also loses his anthropomorphic form, become a full wolf before being carried away by his lieutenant. Komamura’s grandfather collapses as well while thanking him, but I’m not completely clear on what happened here. Although Iba says that they will beat Yhwach together, Komamura may or may not have lost his powers already. If he no longer has his temporary immortality however, his role in this war has probably come to an end and it’s not likely he’ll actually be able to face Yhwach. Regardless, Komamura definitely got his time to shine, even though it was brief. Next up is Rukia and Renji, who are rocketing through the air towards Soul Society at this moment. They have had their rest, their training, their shiny new outfits, and hopefully they will be ready to kick some quincy ass.