What even is captain level?

Muzukashii Hon

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You have heard people saying this before both in universe and in the fandom, that x character is not even strong as a captain.

What does that even mean?

Patched Kenpachi one shotted the previous captain of his squad who also defeated the previous one, so depending on how you see it the powerlevels go so low that even being below base SS Ichigo can get you captain status.

Certainly seems quite ironic of Hisagi to criticize Findorr of not being captain level.
 

TrueTrueTrue

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A Captain-level Shinigami has a spiritual authority of 3 or above, meaning their reishi contains a high amount of spiritual energy and can produce a high level of spiritual pressure. This usually includes stronger lieutenants or any Shinigami with a Bankai.
 

monkeybananas

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It's inconsistent.

You can get promoted to captain based on a series of recommendations as tosen says, so you don't even have to achieve bankai or show fighting capabilities at all (might be how isane made it).

Spirit class was also always a thing, but yeah that's now also a qualifier for captain class.

Also back in the SS arc when Zaraki, Ikkaku, and Yumichika confronted Iba, Koma, Tosen, and Hisagi, someone exclaimed that they were up against 4 captain class fighters. So the VCs count too.
 

WhiskeyThan

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It literally goes from Iba to Aizen.

Spectrum is really wide. Like the above mentioned I would use the new Hell Arc rating to classify a "Captain Level" Shinigami.
 

Heaven or Hell

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It's inconsistent.

You can get promoted to captain based on a series of recommendations as tosen says, so you don't even have to achieve bankai or show fighting capabilities at all (might be how isane made it).

Spirit class was also always a thing, but yeah that's now also a qualifier for captain class.

Also back in the SS arc when Zaraki, Ikkaku, and Yumichika confronted Iba, Koma, Tosen, and Hisagi, someone exclaimed that they were up against 4 captain class fighters. So the VCs count too.
Also Harribel telling the Trees Bestias that Hitsugaya AND Rangiku are Captain-class.
 
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