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#1 Edited by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

@uberhikari: Ah, I see. I had a feeling that was what you were doing, but I wasn't 100% certain. As a counter-argument, I'd like to point out that Shinigami/Hollows are invisible and untouchable to most humans in Bleach's living world with a few exceptions. A counter-counter-argument is how Shinigami and Hollows have both physically interacted with buildings AND humans, like you mentioned above. The bleeding part is just their blood from injuries they've sustained from other spirits, at least to my limited knowledge on this particular subject. It is a good point to make, however, and definitely an inconsistency. Western comics are guilty of this too.

#2 Posted by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going with Alucard on this one. Tony's got the stuff to give him a fun fight, but it won't last forever and once Tony's out of options, it's all over for him.

Fun fact: Crispin Freeman (english VO for Alucard) voiced Tony Stark in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

#3 Posted by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

@uberhikari said:

@LordOfAllHumans said:

@Ultimate_Riddler: Scenario 1: (I make no claim to be an expert, so I present this as a possibility. If anybody has scans of a feat such as this, then let me know.) Jean cannot do anything because Aizen is a spirit and thus immune to any and all attacks she can muster. Instant win. Curbstomp in Capt. Broken's favor. This thread would be pointless with no room for intriguing and real debate.

Jean is a Marvel telepath capable of astral projection, telepathic energy can affect ghosts. She battled Oguns ghost, he possessed her and she ejected him from her mind, he fled and then possessed another woman and Jean battled him on the astral plane and beat him freeing the woman, in Wolverine #113 and 114.

Shinigami can be cut, they can bleed, they can be punched, they can be thrown through buildings in the human world, they can be hypnotized, hell, Ukitake even has tuberculosis, but they're somehow immune to telepathy? That doesn't make any kind of sense.

I never said they were, but that's missing the point.

To @LordOfAllHumans: Thank you for that post. Would you happen to have scans handy?

#4 Posted by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

Bumping because I'd like to hear an answer to this question.

#5 Posted by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

Bumping this because I completely agree with this viewpoint on Dent's persona. It's an idea that should get way more attention in the mainstream comics and video games.

#6 Edited by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

Since there were a lot of riddles that nobody attempted to solve before posting their own, I'll just respond to as many as I can. Here goes.

"The beginning of the end, the end of space and the end of time?"

The letter "e".

"What is Heavy and not backwards?"

A ton is heavy and not backwards.

To riddle about "Which of these words don't make the sound of silence," the answer is "rest" because it doesn't have a silent letter.

"When is a box not a box?" I believe "imagination" is the key to that one, because then a box is whatever you want it to be. It's from a children's book, is it not?

To the riddle posted directly above me, the answer is "Justice".

Now for MY turn! Riddle me this: I think without a brain. I run without legs. I breathe without lungs. I get sick yet never cough or sneeze. If I die, I can be reborn. What am I?

#7 Posted by Ultimate_Riddler (289 posts) - - Show Bio

Riddle me this. How do you build a pyramid? By starting from the bottom and working your way up. Seems to me some people are going about this debate backwards. It's really rather simple. Aizen's hypnosis is powerful, but limited in what facets of the human mind it alters. There is a world of difference between Aizen's hypnosis and ANY telepath's mind powers, such as how they operate and what they affect. It is true that Aizen need only release his Zanpakutō's shikai once and for you to see it to trap you in an illusion, but all characters we have witnessed have continued to think and have emotions separate from this trickery. Now, I hear people ask, "How can she fight against something she's not aware of?" Fair enough, however I ask, "What are Jean's two weapons in any fight?" The answers are telepathy and telekinesis. How does she use these? By thinking. Has Aizen's hypnosis ever affected a character's ability to think independently? Not that I am aware. In fact, this is a crippling problem for him. Let us take this puzzle apart piece by piece.

Scenario 1: (I make no claim to be an expert, so I present this as a possibility. If anybody has scans of a feat such as this, then let me know.) Jean cannot do anything because Aizen is a spirit and thus immune to any and all attacks she can muster. Instant win. Curbstomp in Capt. Broken's favor. This thread would be pointless with no room for intriguing and real debate.

Scenario 2: Assuming she CAN attack his mind, the fact he can only fool the mind's perception of the body's senses is a great weakness to him, not her. Jean won't notice the illusion, but it doesn't matter. Her eyes, tongue, nose, ears and sense of touch are all deceived, but her telepathic senses are not. She would still sense his mind because THAT is the first trick she practically universally uses in any confrontation. Have you ever seen Ms. Grey throw a punch to deal with someone with super powers? No. She attacks Magneto via telepathy. She attacks Juggernaut telekinetically. She would assault Sōsuke the same way she attacks anyone and everyone else, whether she's looking (with her eyes) at the real him or not.

Now if this is some random encounter where the two have never fought before and Jean has a reason to attack, she will open up with what she does best. Aizen will have no foreknowledge of what she can do. Aizen would lose. HOWEVER! If Aizen does know her powers, he would never be foolish enough to waste time. He would slit her throat as fast as possible. This has officially become a battle of speed which is harder to answer. I know Aizen is quite fast and I know Jean has reacted to fast people, so the answer to this conundrum becomes even more elusive. I doubt Jean's telekinetic prowess would make any real difference here, even assuming she can move him. A Kidō spell would be easy and effortless for this master of illusion to cast too, and Jean's physical stats are comparable to any other human - pitiful compared to any Shinigami. Saying that Komamura has weak durability feats and yet survived Hado 90, therefore making the Kurohitsugi spell weak against Jean, is like saying Professor Xavier can somehow survive a punch from Superman because Hulk wasn't killed from the same.

The way I see it, this is a battle that ends very swiftly. Depending on the situation and who knows what at the beginning it really could go either way. Aizen does NOT win through Kyōka Suigetsu's absolute hypnosis, not against Jean (or most telepaths) at least, but he CAN win the good ol' fashioned way. I personally see Jean losing if Aizen rushes her (which he would if he knew what he was up against - let's not be stupid here) or Jean winning if Aizen is ignorant to her powers. This is not a battle of wits, illusions or of raw power. It's who is faster; a ghost or a thought? A riddle I fear likely unsolvable.