The anime adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War in episode #23 shows off the Sternritter’s abilities, revealing that they are stronger than originally thought. Byakuya Kuchiki’s fight against multiple Sternritter is expanded upon in the anime, giving fans a better understanding of their abilities and power levels. The addition of dialogue and action during battle scenes changes fans’ perception of the characters’ abilities, making them seem more powerful than previously believed.
Warning: Spoilers for Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War, Episode #23 Debates about the character’s strength often occur in Bleach fandom, but the anime adaptation of Thousand-Year Blood War ruins that discussion with some added dialogue and other changes that show some characters are stronger than they appear.
In episode #23 of the Thousand Year Blood War, Byakuya Kuchiki fought multiple Sternritter at the same time. Most of this fight takes place off-screen in the manga, and thus fans don’t really get to see how Byakuya handles his enemies in any detail. The anime expanded the fight scenes greatly, showing off the abilities of some of the Sternritter better than any other time to date. However, dialogue and certain actions during battle give a very different impression of the character’s abilities and powers than fans previously thought.
Sternritter are stronger than they look
Sternritter mentioned include NaNaNa Najahkoop, Robert Accutrone and Candice Catnipp, along with Meninas and Liltotto. During the battle, Candice complained that her power level was too low to handle Byakuya, and her Vollstandig ability seemed to be ineffective, seemingly confirming her statement. Candice was already weakened after fighting Ichigo, so her dialogue suggests that if she hadn’t already defeated Ichigo, she would be able to handle Byakuya with relative ease. The same can be said for Robert, who put up an admirable fight and was only defeated when Byakuya summoned his Bankai, showing that his power level is also much greater than it seems. its.
This change was certainly welcomed by many fans, as characters like Robert appeared very powerful in their first appearance during the first Quincy attack on Soul Society, but never got the chance. shows that power in the manga. Byakuya himself looks even better, as the new Oken cloak he received from Squad Zero completely blocks the effects of some of the Sternritter’s abilities, such as NaNaNa’s and later PePe’s. The defensive properties of this cloak may have saved Byakuya’s life, depending on the exact effects of NaNaNa’s ability.
These types of expansions to existing material are exactly what fans were hoping to see when it was first announced that the Millennium Blood War arc would take place, even if it does shake up the The idea has been around for a while now about how powerful some of these characters are. . Unfortunately, there were still some things that fans were hoping for, such as the reveal of Robert’s Schrift, that didn’t come to fruition, and these could potentially impact the power ratings even further. strong. However, it’s a good sign for the future because BleachThe remaining material will probably need to be expanded further like this.