Ichibei versus Yhwach is turning out to be long string of one-ups: each of them reveals some new power and his opponent proceeds to counter it with another ability. It’s almost like watching two kids trying to name the biggest number or two guys trying to out-flex each other. Yhwach first restores the power that Ichibei took from him (how is that even possible?) just because “everything in this world exists for his taking”. A very angry Ichibei then blasts him with hundreds of attacks that Yhwach blocks with his Blut armor. Ichibei is only momentarily deterred though as he calls a powerful hadou spell with an extremely long name that summons what looks like a gigantic dragon spirit to destroy his barrier. Yhwach then reveals that his Blut restores itself by consuming everything it touches, which in this case is Ichibei’s own body. Ichibei of course doesn’t care at all as he simply overcomes his predicament with pure force by pulling out his arm, taking some of Yhwach’s flesh along the way. By releasing his shikai Ichimonji, the tip of his brush seems to change into a blade as he prepares to write yet another even more powerful stroke, though no doubt Yhwach will find way to survive it as the plot demands that he stay alive for now. Yhwach hasn’t actually shown all that many offensive abilities, which is usually a sign that he is hiding some truly crazy attacks that will be unleashed once the good guys expend themselves. Ichibei may be an incredibly strong beserker, but he’s played many of his hands already.