Bleach 679 see’s the end of Ichigo as he is unable to do a single thing, Yhwach is able to completely overwhelm Ichigo and Orihime that he has lost all hope. Yhwach even goes as far as to begin removing Ichigo’s powers. Uryu faces Jugram when he uses his Schrift “A”, “Antithesis” reverses all damage done onto Uryu onto his opponent, but Jugram uses his “Balance” to give all the misfortune to Uryu.
Bleach 679 begins as Yhwach explains his power, he cannot see the future, but in fact the ability to change it. His power is very similar to theirs, just as they can influence no more than one instant, he can do the same. All he can do is change and influence the entirety of fate that he can see. Yhwach mentions that Ichigo has overcome despair and changed his fate multiple times.
The one way he’s been able to do so is because Yhwach was not there. Yhwach then asks Ichigo to go on and try to change the future because it will allow him to see how spectacular of a future it shall be. He will be able to change it, and thus chop down any fate Ichigo has. Ichigo is forced to despair, he begins to shout as loud as he can.
Uryu and Jugram continue their fight, we see Jugram reveal his Schrift “B,” the “Balance” which allows him to take misfortune that occurs within his sphere of influence and disperse it to those who have fortuitous luck and lead charmed lives.He maintains the balance in his world. Furthermore, he can take any misfortune that hits him and redirect it to his Freund Schild or “Substitute Shield” which he currently holds.
Uryu is on the ground bleeding, unable to do a single thing. Uryu is told that he doesn’t seem to even have the power to get an answer out, this will be his end. Uryu asks Jugram if he’d like to see his Schrift. Jugram knows that it might be a way for him to gain some more time, but Uryu mentions that it’s quite the opposite as his time has come.
Uryu reveals his Schrift to be “A” or “Antithesis”, which redirects all the damage done to Uryu to someone else, specifically an enemy he might be fighting. All the damage done onto Uryu is redirected to Jugram, where he begins to bleed profusely. The damage has to have already happen for it to work as it reverses the damage.
At this point, the damage to Jugram is reversed to Uryu, which is very low. Uryu mentions that it’s a very good power, it might even be used to defeat Yhwach. He might even be the only one capable of doing so. Uryu is shocked that it might be something to do with Yhwach’s Almighty. On top of which, Jugram asks if Uryu really thinks he will let him go.
Out of nowhere, Uryu is hit by a ton of damage onto his back, he is told that his power is splendid, but against his Balance it’s a bad match up. Using his Freund Schild, he was able to absorb and redirect all the damage to it, which in turn was redirected back at Uryu using his balance. All the misfortune that his Jugram was also redirected back into the shield.
Thus he uses this misfortune to release and damage Uryu even more. Jugram approaches as he mentions that he doesn’t like repeating himself, he doesn’t know when to quit. Jugram raises his sword above Uryu, this is when Jugram mentions that Uryu is a foolish being just like a human. He goes to strike Uryu, this is when we cut away to Ichigo.
Ichigo is pushed, beaten, kicked and thrown around like ragdoll. He is unable to do anything, he no longer has any fight in him. Yhwach expected so much more from him. He gives up, calling it quits. Yhwach drops Ichigo, calling him a waste that provided him very little entertainment. Ichigo’s final duty comes as Yhwach mentions that it’s time for the power he gave him to return to the true owner. Yhwach begins to take Ichigo’s powers, not fully sure if it’s only Quincy or all. Bleach 679 ends here.
A fantastic chapter as we see both heroes beaten down. Uryu and Ichigo are both at critical points. I can only see one thing happening now, which is for Isshin and Ryuken to show up to stop both Jugram and Yhwach from killing their sons. Nevertheless, I can’t wait for Bleach 680, which will truly be another epic chapter if Isshin and Ryuken show up.
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