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Simple answer: We don't know We know she had one. We see her carrying and using it in this scene But in every modern scene she never carries one, largely because she doesn't need one. Note that she defeats Sui-Feng, who is wielding her shikai, using only hakido, and that appears to be her weapon of choice. Since she ...


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Gremmy lost because: And the out of universe answer is that it would be a pretty lame fight if Gremmy could just imagine his enemies to death. So there has to be some challenge, drama and limitations in play.


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Names and words have power This principle is perhaps most clearly demonstrated by Yumichika, who intentionally hides the true nature and power of his weapon by calling it by a name it hates. When he uses its true name, it is a vastly different beast. And learning your sword's name also amplifies its powers. Ichigo's power increases when he learns his ...


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Different souls have different spiritual pressure (reishi). Through training, souls can improve their use and control of that power (most often within the Gotei 13). Once they gain enough power, they have to determine the name of their zanpakuto. We never see anyone below the rank of officer either name or release their zanpakuto (not counting Ichigo), and ...


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The answer seems to depend a lot on the mother and where she gives birth. For instance, we have this in the Manga (hinted in the anime and a pretty massive spoiler) It's not clear how/if other normal gigais could change this equation, since it was stated that Presumably only humans can be produced (albeit ones with more spiritual pressure/sensitivity than ...


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Spoilers!


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The answers above were correct but as of the last Arc it was stated one of Squad Zero invented zanpakuto. He forges the swords and they remain there, as beings, waiting to be chosen. This completely breaks what was established before.


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Because Gremmy would have to physically touch Kenpachi first to do that. This is heavily implied given the fact that he only made Yachiru into cookies RIGHT AFTER he touched her hand.


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If wikipedia is any source, it states, in an article on the list of Shinigami: All Soul Reapers possess a zanpakutō (斬魄刀, lit. "soul-cutting sword"), a katana which reflects aspects the user's soul and personality. A zanpakutō has a symbiotic connection with its owner, its spiritual embodiment possessing similar traits to its owner and evolving to reflect ...


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TLDR; Rukia and Renji upon almost dying during the quincy attack on soul society, They are taken to the soul kings palace, healed and given advanced training. Later, Senjumaru Shutara brings Rukia, Renji, and Byakuya to the Royal Guard's Tenchūren so they can be taken to the Royal Palace. Unohana states their condition is too critical for them to leave ...


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Soul Reapers, like Rukia, are routinely assigned to patrol areas looking for hollows, which naturally appear when the souls of the departed don't move on (it's rare for hollows to come from Hueco Mundo at this point in time). I don't know that Rukia is constantly getting orders, however. What she has is is a Dereshinki. While she can get orders through it (...


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