Calm Before the Storm
Well, since tousen is blind, tsunomoyki wouldnt work on him, this is manga tousen vs. post skip itachi
Miyata said:Tousen unrealeased> Grimmjow 2 arms > Grimmjow one arm >Ichigos Bankai > Ichigos's Shikai
but seriously. He isnt Commander Tousen for nothing.
1. Tousen's loss to Kenpachi: That entire fight was full of plot induced stupidity. Tousen could have killed Kenpachi outright, but instead went on a little monologue explaining his abilities to add a sense of suspense to the reader. Instead of aiming for the neck, he took his sweet time and slashed without care for what he hit. He may be blind, but if he's accurate enough to know where Kenpachi is, he can probably make a decent guess as to where his neck is.
Spoiler: Instead of just going for the jugular, he slashed Kenpachi's shoulder and continued the righteous monologue
Secondly, whatever damage Kenpachi did to Tousen obviously didn't do much, since we see him up and about at around the time Aizen's plan was revealed, which was on the same day. Either Tousen went straight to Unohana after the fight, which is doubtful since his wounds couldn't be healed completely after such a short time, or he was holding back, which is believable because of his pwning of Grimmjow.
Also, Kenpachi was one of the fan favorite characters from the time he first focused his reiatsu before fighting Ichigo. That entire Tousen & Komamura/Kenpachi fight was fanservice.
Lastly, losing to Kenpachi is losing to one of the best. It's nothing to be ashamed of.
4. Grimmjow only lost his arm because he was "unprepared": If someone is in your superior's favor, holding a sword with a twitchy hand, and has shown nothing but contempt for you since they started talking, why the hell would you let your guard down?
It was stated that Arrancar skin is harder than steel. It wasn't stated that they need to be aware of an attack for their skin to protect them. How the hell can you turn off................your skin!?!
5. Tousen wasn't holding back vs. Kenpachi/He never did anything impressive during the series: O rly?
Also, both Ichigo and Grimmjow were in the middle of a battle. If any of you have ever been in a lot of fights/sparring matches, you would know that you are pretty aware of what's going on around you to avoid trip-ups, barriers, and suckerpunches. Them simply being caught off guard is unlikely.
And each and every single one of those injuries would have been moot if Tousen had just gone for the jugular like he should have.....Shizor said:About Tousen's injuries not being so bad, he would've been killed if Komamaru hadn't stepped in. That's all I have to say to this one.
Apparently Grimmjaw.....since he was looking.Shizor said:I really doubt Grimmjow was expecting his arm about to be obliterated, since their right in front of muthafuckin' Aizen. Thats like spitting on a kid beside you while a teacher watches. Who actually expects that?
I already said my piece concerning this argument in my thread. If you weren't convinced by that, then I doubt that there's anything else that I could say that would convince you now.Shizor said:I dunno about being entirely aware of what's going on around them. They both seemed pretty focused on each other, and there were other battles going on at that time, so they're probably sensing reiatsu all over the place, if they could sense it at all. Oh yeah, Tousen coming directly down to Grimmjow from Hueco Mundo is just as unexpected as his arm being chopped off.
Immoral Flame said:And each and every single one of those injuries would have been moot if Tousen had just gone for the jugular like he should have.....
Apparently Grimmjaw.....since he was looking.
I already said my piece concerning this argument in my thread. If you weren't convinced by that, then I doubt that there's anything else that I could say taht would convince you now.
Nice to know that we're on the same page......Shizor said:Well, I didn't deny that
If your looking at someone that's pissed at you, and they have a hand on their sword the entire time that they're talking to you, then they pull out their sword and start a cut, why the hell wouldn't you expect something?Shizor said:Looking =/= expecting.
Looking =/= expecting.