Juha Bach’s (Yhwach) Quincy Powers and Past! – Bleach 565

Bleach 565 shows the past of Juha Bach (Yhwach) including how he was born and the unique ability which was given to him. We learn that he was not able to speak or do anything, however he has the ability to distribute his soul, when they died he has able to gain their gained abilities. Juha Bach also hands out even more powerful parts of his soul to Stern Ritter to use. Many who have already touched Juha Bach or the Stern Ritter’s already share part of Juha Bach’s soul, even the Shinigami’s. 

Bleach 565 begins by describing a baby which couldn’t see, hear speak or move. The baby couldn’t do anything, he had nothing that could help him survive, yet he wasn’t scared. He didn’t cry because he didn’t have a throat to speak with. Even if he had been able to use it, he probably wouldn’t have cried either.

The baby knew that even though he had nothing to survive with he still would survive. The people around him treated the baby like a treasure because they had realized that if they touched him the missing things within them would become complete. The lungs of people with lung diseases healed, the hearts of the lonely had healed. The cowards would find courage, even those with missing limbs would gradually reform.

The baby had the power to distribute his soul to others. When someone touched the baby, they would gain a piece of the baby’s soul. And the wounds that wouldn’t be able to heal would begin to heal. When the person’s wounds healed, the persons gained knowledge, skills, what they earned with effort and talent would all be written within the piece of soul received from the baby. Once the person had died, all of that would usually go to the baby.

The ones who touched the baby didn’t last and have a long lifetime. Some had a few years, months or even just days. Nevertheless, people kept gathering around the baby. Every time one of the pieces of soul went back to the baby, he would be able to gain that ability, such as movement and sight.

When he finally obtained his hears, he heard that he was being called by a curious name. He knew that it was the name of the God people believed him, however he decided to make he decided to make it his own name. Translation says Juu Haa Vee Haa or Juha Veha or Juha Baha or Juha Bach. Could be any of these.

We see Juha Bach mention that James seems to have died and has come back to him. We then see Uryu going into Juha Bach’s room when Jugram appears, asking him what he’s doing there. Juha Bach is sleeping and it’s the only time when he can become the Father of the Quincy and store his power.

No one is allowed to disturb his sleep. Uyru is asked again what he wants to ask. Uryu mentions that he shouldn’t have to tell Jugram what he needs to ask Juha Bach, plus Jugram seems to be different from how he was a few days before. Jugram mentions that he and Juha Bach are two sides of a scale, while Juha Bach becomes the Father of the Quincy, he’s given the name Mask of the Ruler allowing him to do anything while Juha Bach sleeps.

All Quincies are connected to Juha Bach. Jugram mentions that since he’s going to be the next successor, he should know the story. Since Juha Bach was small, he had the power to distribute pieces of his soul to the people around him. All Quincies have the power to collect reishi from their surrounding to make it theirs however Juha Bach is the only one who can do the opposite.

His ability is the power to distribute parts of his soul. When he was little, he could do it by touching others but then he discovered a much more powerful way. He was able to directly carve the initial of the power inside the other person’s soul. From here he could distribute a more deep and strong part of his soul, ultimately making them Stern Ritters.

Uryu asks how he can carve the initial inside a soul, Jugram mentions that he’s already done it to him when he drank the cup of blood from Juha Bach. By taking part of the King, he was able to complete the ritual to carve the seal. Jugram approaches him asking if he regrets drinking it because it’s too late.

Jugram mentions that he thinks that the only reason why he accepted their invite was to avenge his mother, however as soon as he did he had no way of going back. When someone who’s received part of the soul dies will automatically absorb by his majesty.

On top of this parts of Juha Bach have already been distributed within Seireitei during the previous battle. This battle is for Juha Bach, all of the Stern Ritter and Shinigami who touched parts of Juha Bach’s soul will offer their souls to him when they die. No matter who dies in this battle, every time it happens Juha Bach will become stronger and live longer.

It’s described that wars and battles are Juha Bach’s life, if he doesn’t keep absorbing souls one day he will become unable to see, hear or even move and go back to his old body. He will never stop fighting and there is no way to run away. Neither for Jugram and Uryu, they literally live for Juha Bach and will die for him.

Morning will come and Juha Bach will wake up, to which he does and mentions that he’d like to thank the souls of the ones who had died. He can still see the world clearly. However it seems that he’s growing old as he’s beginning to gain white hairs. Seem’s like he’s getting older. This morning brings a new fight. Bleach 565 ends here.

A great chapter which explains the past of Juha Bach or Juha Bach, if you’d like to call him that. There doesn’t seem to be a definite translation for his name. Nevertheless it’s good to see his past and how his power fully works. Can’t wait for next week’s Bleach 566 to see even more awesomeness from the Shinigami and Quincies.

There are 35 comments

    1. Sunite

      Lol yeah thats the question, all Ichigo has worked for is Juha Bach’s… And also does it mean that all the work Ichigo, Rukia and Renji have put whilst with the King’s guard all belong to Juha Bach? I think regarding Juha Bach’s powers we saw it’s great power as well as it’s weakness…

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  1. nick dunn

    Most definitely! His powers are truly great and deadly at once! Hey did anyone else notice when Yhwach got James soul his cloak turned Black? Like in the first invasion? Maybe because it was day time and he could fight with the black cape, cause I bet when he took over hueco mundo and deafeated Halibel she killed lots of Quincy. Which he absorbed before invading the soul society. And when the Lloyd twins, Jerome, Berneice, and Quilge died they gave him their souls, making him much stronger and to defeat and kill Yamamoto. So if I had to guess, it was becoming night in the Shadow Region and his powers made him have to go back and rest. Thus turning his cloak white. So if only James and Mask died so far then maybe BG9, Bambietta and Cang aren’t dead! And now its day in the Shadow Region and Yhwach is ready for battle!

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    1. Sunite

      Definitely. I don’t see where the cloak was never black. And I think this was the reason why Juha Bach had to leave Ichigo vs Juha fight mid way. The cloak colour thing seems very interesting, I’ll keep an eye out for it. Plus does it seem like he’s got white hair?

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      1. nick dunn

        Maybe. Or that was his hair reflecting the rising suns light. Yes I did see when the second invasion began his cloak was white. And when he left from the first invasion, all that black shadow falling off of Yhwach was his cloak changing to white. And maybe Jugram only fights during the mostly when Yhwach is resting. Mostly cause in the first invasion he was gonna fight Zaraki

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        1. Sunite

          Talking of Zaraki, i’d like to see him fight in this day! It’ll certainly be awesome to see him go crazy both all the dead people as well as him losing Yachiru Unohana.

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          1. nick dunn

            Dude yes! Like I always say, I still think Unohana is alive. Personally I don’t believe Zaraki is strong enough to fight Zaraki. Jugram hell ya. So I kinda hope Retsu will pop out and fight Yhwach. Sense she is stronger than Yamamoto.

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            1. Sunite

              Hmm Retsu’s Bankai was never shown in detail, it allowed her to heal herself very quickly to get Zaraki to hit harder but then Retsu was also Zaraki’s weak point, she made him weak. Zaraki vs Jugram will certainly by awesome.

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  2. nick dunn

    I also forgot Driscoll! XD. And maybe this finally explains why when Quincy die they don’t go to the soul society. They go to their king, Yhwach.

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  3. nick dunn

    Sorry I my phone won’t let me use the reply. So sorry from making more comments. Anyway thats so true. So what if Yhwach actually met Masaki and Ryukens family? Cause they never said how Masakis family died.

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    1. Sunite

      Hmm yeah they never said how her family died, that’s why she was mostly forced into the Ishida family to carry on her blood. I think all this pure quincy business is total bullshit, if Juha Bach gives his soul to those who want it/need it’s help how does that determine if they’re pure blooded or not. Or could it be that from the original people he gave his soul to, those who only reproduce with someone else with the added soul creating a offspring with which had parents who had souls go back to Juha Bach? Am I correct in saying this?

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  4. nick dunn

    That sounds right to me sunite. I guess whoever stood by Yhwach when their souls connected to his became Quincy. And I would assume similar to modern day Witches. They believe in heritage and blood line to determine if your a witch. Very similar to Quincy. I guess all those people that died when they connected to Juha didn’t have very high Reiyoku to be a Quincy. So maybe thats why they died fast. But I beg they will show some of the first Quincy created and born that connected to Yhwach and didn’t die. I agree with the pure blood as well. I can tell that Uryu didn’t just get his powers and skills from Ryuken, Katagiri must have been very strong if she was supposed to protect Ryuken. And Ichigo is half Quincy and we all know he has amazing potential.

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    1. Sunite

      Ahh I like your point about being compatible with being a Quincy. I guess if Juha’s soul matched and fit perfectly with the part thats broken it’ll last longer. If not then it means you’ll live for a shorter amount of time. Yeah Katagiri is a mystery, i’d like to see how exactly it happened.

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  5. nick dunn

    Yup! And now I really want to know if these Quincy of the Vandenreich live longer than Quincy like Ryuken or Masaki. Cause they seem more than just human to me. And dude I didn’t think the Shadow Region had a day time. They only showed it at night till now. Wow, Yhwach and the original Quincy seriously made a parallel universe to soul society. Question is what does the entire Shadow Region look like? Cause The Vandenreich is the capital of the Shadow Region like the Seretei is for Soul Society. Dude what if the Quincy have a god like being deep within the Shadow Region like the spirit king. Cause Yhwach did say when Ichigo asked him if he was the leader and he said yes, at the same time no.

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    1. Sunite

      Oh that is certainly interesting, however I do believe that Juha is probably the “god” that you’re referring too. I think Soul Society has been transported to the shadow regions while Quincy space has swapped. I think there is only one King, and he’s the Spirit King.
      The reason why Juha Bach may have said no could be that he doesn’t consider himself as a god, the people think he is but he doesn’t. His only objective seems to gain more power and live for a long time like Jugram mentions.

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  6. nick dunn

    Well damn. Thats a good point. They never actually said if the spirit king wasn’t a shinigami. And yes I can see Yhwach being the only true king of the Quincy. I mean if a man lives for over 2000 years I’m sure he would be worshiped. Kinda like who Buddhist considered Buddha a god but he himself didn’t. Wow Sunite your so smart and Britishy! They also said that Quincy outnumbered shinigami by so much sense all the Stern Ritter are from all around the world. And I bet the Quincy that lived while connecting to Yhwach were the first true stern ritter. Who I believe will fight the Royal Guard and Retsu. Sense I haven’t seen any stern ritter other than maybe Jugram that can match up to the Royal Guards strength.

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    1. Sunite

      Hahah, smart and britishy lol. I actually think you’ve got some pretty awesome points that makes me think in a different way, very interesting indeed 😛 I personally don’t think that the Royal Guards will fight unless the Quincy’s go for the Spirit King himself. At this point they’re just fighting the Shinigami which he doesn’t care about a lot.
      I just realized something, from the image of the Spirit King and the Juha Bach, they may not look alike but their eyes look very similar, could he be the son which was born from the Spirit King himself? He realized the power he created and thus created the Shinigami to counter attack power of the Quincy?

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      1. nick dunn

        I never thought of that. I mean Yamamoto, Retsu, and the Royal Guard were the first shinigami so maybe?? I mean they didn’t really say how old Yhwach is like Yamamoto. I always considered shinigami older than Quincy. But thats a good point. Really?! I make you think differently. Omg thanks! XD. Personally the only character I have seen in Bleach that has been described as godly is Orihime. Her powers to manipulate time and space is amazing. I always wondered if she, like Ichigo, is half Shinigami or Quincy. I mean her Shun Shun Rikka is like a Zanpakuto Spirit but they also work like a Quincys Spirit weapon. So when Ichigo saw Tangetsu as a teenager thats what Yhwach looked like. And I researched his name and Yhwach is typically found in Russia or China.

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        1. Sunite

          Oh Orihime seems like an interesting choice, and I guess she has a very awesome power to heal and block. Yeah most of the Bleach names from Espada and such are based from Russia/German names.

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          1. nick dunn

            The Espada are named after European Architectures. And The Stern Ritter are all over the place. Like NaNaNa is Kenyan. Bambietta is Italian. As is German. Quilge is Aystrian. Meninas is British or something. Candice is British? American? Same with Berneice and Teh Lloyd twins. Driscoll is Russian. Askin is Czech. Yajima is Indian. Bazz-B seems like a blood or crip name. Cang is Veitnamese. BG9 is a robot code name. Giselle is french. Liliotto is maybe some type of Slavic. Mask and James are Mexican. Jerome seems American to me. Jugram is totally German. And Ryuken and Masaki and their families are Japanese.

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  7. nick dunn

    I reread what I wrote and I’m sorry for just jumping from one topic to the next. I also like what you say too. Really makes me think. For me, Bleach is like the real world to me. Shinigami are Angels, Hollow and Arrancar are Demons, and Quincy are Witches. All three beings have much history with one another. And I told my mom about the Vandenreich. She told me they sound like Angels. Cause they all have letters describing themselves and Yhwach is god naming them. And they all have different jobs and fight demons. But she was surprised when I told her the Quincy were evil. Which made me think that the Stern Ritter and Yhwach weren’t evil to begin with. I always say that you either choose to be evil or not. Or something happened to you that changed you completely and you become evil. I consider the Vandenreich just that. And maybe Aizen. But we don’t really know his history enough to know if he chose to be evil or changed completely like Kaname and Gin.

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    1. Sunite

      In the Stern Ritter’s eyes they don’t think they’re doing the wrong thing. Just like Mask De Masculine, he was fighting a “villain”. Plus all the Stern Ritter and such are serving the King without questioning him. It seem Juha doesn’t have much though for him except that he wants to grow stronger by giving his soul out and letting them train themselves until they’re strong. That is why Cang Du and BG9 probably died, they couldn’t get stronger and thus were killed off.
      The whole Heaven, Hell, Demons, Witches and Angels is a pretty good way to categorize them.

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    2. Thundertree

      Imho the shinigami are neither good nor evil. They only uphold a certain balance. They slay hollows and humans that compromise this balance likewise. The whole time the viewers oppinion about who’s good and who’s evil changes with every little new perspective, which gives Bleach a high depth.

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  8. nick dunn

    Awwww I guess so. I wanted to see BG9 and Cangs Vollständig! So Bambietta might be dead too? I know the Quincy don’t consider themselves evil. Aizen knows he’s evil. And its worse when your enemy thinks your evil.

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  9. nick dunn

    I mean she did lose lime BG9 and Cang. So she should have been in judgment like them. But she wasn’t. Maybe her “friends” are judging her.

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  10. DC

    I don’t really care what juha power is as long as sado Chad gets full body armor instead of just arms n orihime gets some powerful offensive attacks upgrade them please don’t plateau

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  11. DC

    Will kommamura stay a captain he is a real dog now like his grandfather or can that b reversed y is his vice captain neglected so much we never see the Guy with the sunglasses fight I mean he should b stronger than soi fons second n we see him way more than we should I mean really how did he rise 2 the rank of vice captain kill him off juha please I guess he supposed to bring comic relief but come on kubo he is a waste of drawing paper make him upgrade or get rid of him maybe make him like reigai omaeda

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  12. Thundertree

    I dont like what this implies for the storyline…. With his quincy power revealed, there is only one question: How many high ranked shinigami will die till he gets stopped. To be honest I would rather not see any other captain die only so Kenpachi and Ichigo can get there epic stand off with Bach….

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    1. Sunite

      High classed shinigami isn’t making much sense right now because the shinigami’s are getting overrun by Stern Ritters. Yeah I’d really like to see Zaraki kill some Stern Ritters in a swing or two.

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      1. nick dunn

        I rather see Zaraki kill Bazz-B. He will definitely consider himself strong enough to fight Zaraki but than gets his ass owned. Plus rank doesn’t matter at all in this war. Rukia and Renji are vice Captains but they are fighting Stern Ritter. Like I always thought Shuuhei wi fight Shaz and Rangiku fight Candice maybe. And I see Hiyori, Mashiro, and Riza fighting Giselle, Liliotto, and Meninas.

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