Bleach 543 has just been released and a lot has happened! What was firstly predicted was nothing more than false, Uryu Ishida will not be fighting by Juha Bach’s side! In fact his mission, or rather his destiny is to become Stern Ritter A! Juha Bach got on a podium in which he told all of his Vandenreich and Stern Ritter army that Uryu Ishida is the last Quincy, and that he will replace him as the next king, he is his successor.
Many Stern Ritters were shocked that someone who they don’t even know would be their king. At the end of the chapter we learnt that Juha Bach already started the process of giving Uryu Ishida his powers back when he drank that liquid. We already know that he already has his Quincy powers, could Juha Bach be talking about powers which only pure Quincies posses, for example the Blut system. We know that Ishida is not pure, he’s the birth child of Katagiri and Ryuken. Katagiri is not a pure Quincy.
Speaking of Ryuken, Juha Bach mentioned that Uryu is the last Quincy left, where does this leave Ryuken, does it mean that he’s been killed or does it mean that he’s hidden himself well enough that even Juha Bach nor his soldiers can capture or find him. One more point could be that he’s just denied his Quincy side, thus unable to use his powers any longer.
We know that Ishida has always been the cautious type, he’s always been the thinker, therefore thinking before he even gets himself into a situation. From the very beginning, he’s always hated Shinigami’s for what they’ve done, however after meeting Ichigo, he’s learnt that some can be different. So what would possess him into choosing the Quincy side at this peak moment, he’s even been elected as the next King, so what has he given up already?
Moreover, when Juha Bach mentioned that Uryu is the only Quincy left, does that refer to Impure Quincies or rather that the Stern Ritter and Vandenreich are not Quincies themselves, and rather just plain soldiers with Quincy abilities thrusted into them by Juha Bach? We need bit more explanation to what the Stern Ritters are and how they’re different from Quincy’s themselves.
We saw some new Stern Ritter members as well as their letters. Especially Jugram Haschwalth, and we could have easily guessed that as he was always by Juha Bach’s side, he would have to be a high enough rank, and thus he’s B. We got introduced to Stern Ritter D, Askin Nakk Le Varr, who seemed strong as well as cocky. Someone who Zaraki would be perfect to fight. He mentioned that there are people spying on them, the old guy, who we need to know more about to understand what that could be.
I’m guessing that there might be a group of people within the Vandenreich who might not accept what the war is about, and the old man might be there for a reason. Furthermore Nakk Le Varr mentions poison when referring to Haschwalth, could that be in junction that Haschwalth’s special ability is based on some kind of poison.
Furthermore, Nakk Le Varr doesn’t stop himself when admitting that he also wants Jugram Haschwalth to be the next King. He bows to him as well shares his desires that he is strong. I personally like to mention that Jugram Haschwalth would be a bad choice for a King, even if he’s Stern Ritter B, and Juha Bach’s right arm, he doesn’t seem to have any leadership skills, what he treasures most seems to be that he wants to protect Juha Bach regardless if he’s a king or not. Plus Nakk Le Varr seems to be one of those people who would use abuse his power if he got around to being Stern Ritter B.
Juha Bach mentions that Uryu Ishida will prove himself in the upcoming battles, obviously proving that once he obtains his pure Quincy abilities, as mentioned above when he drinks the liquid. He will show his true power as a Quincy as well as Stern Ritter A. One thing in which this foreshadows is the fact that Ichigo will definitely be in the battlefield, and once these two approach each other, it will make Ichigo crazy. And because Juha Bach would want Uryu to show his potential, he will be forced to fight his friend which will once again be a terrible thing.
Uryu at this point will have two choices, for him to fight against Ichigo with full force and kill him, or rather admit that he been Juha Bach just to obtain Pure Quincy abilities so he could help Ichigo and the others. Or he could fake his death at this point. If Uryu doesn’t show that he’s capable of being Stern Ritter A, or rather the king of the Quincy’s, many other Stern Ritter’s such as Bazz-B and Nakk Le Varr will quickly name their champion to be Jugram Haschwalth.
So what did you think of what I just mentioned, do you agree, do you have any more points to add and what did you think of the overall chapter? Use the comment section to tell me! I certainly can’t wait for Bleach 544.