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Best girl, vastly underused.
was Yoruichi was really protecting her by leaving her behind?
Late on this one... Have been too busy lately but, glad you did this one. Always felt Soi Fon was one of those characters that didn't get enough love. Keep it going !! 🔥
I think her Bankai is such a perfect fit for her aka miss going to slowly torture instead of capture or kill traitors, miss look at my fancy technique which she does twice, even the opening she makes a big spectacle of drawing her sword to unleash her men against Yoruichi and of course the fact almost everything she does is from her emotions not out of duty(for example most of her training is out od anger and love towards yoruichi)
and even her shikai is like here is a massive sign of where she is planning to hit you with the butterfly tattoo
Though I also think her Bankai similar to quite a few others suffer from the lack of training it like she says she doesn't like to use it so she probably hasn't trained it and focused instead of recreating Shunko and on her shikai(like she brings up the marking no longer fade away as quickly as they used to )
we know that even 1000 years of training can not be enough since it is implied that Yamamoto of 1000 years ago only had the weaker version of West and not even called West then instead of having two activated upon release abilities
or Byakuya and his similar length of training to Soi fon who has at best by the start of the series reached 20% mastery of his shikai and this is highballing his mastery over it since he gets 5 to 10 times better with it over the course of the royal guard training(which means it could be only 10% mastered or even lower if he still has room to grow )
Brilliant analysis as always Tommo, good stuff
So speaking of Soi Fon something just occurred to me. Do you think Aizen saying that the big Reiatsu difference making abilities not work was a lie?
Not only could Soi Fon just have never stung Aizen to begin with since she was under a illusion the entire time but Aizen lying about a sure kill ability not working on him means they're probably not going to use it against him again which takes out a huge threat against him and further stacks things in his favor.
Plus even if Soi Fon did sting him once he could just make it so that no one could see the butterfly mark making the lie all the more believable. It might have even been something that Aizen thought of in the moment and Soi Fon actually got lucky and stung him once and he didn't want to risk it again.
I don't think we ever see this displayed anywhere else either so its not like we have anything else to really compare it which seems a little strange to only show this happen the one time and never again.
I still do not like her. Sorry. I understand she had her reasons but she is still an unlikeable brat who let's her emotions cloud her judgement. Even after her fight with Yoruichi, she never grows up and never learns.
I think her bankai highlights how she really isnt MEANT for the stealth division. She only became leader iirc bc Yoruichi left, and she was only in the stealth division because she was born into a vassal family to the Shihoins. At her core, Soi Fon is impetuous, proud and deeply loyal, all of which are traits that conflict with the cold, calculating and sometimes duplicitous world of ninja/assassins. I like her character bc she brings up some interesting issues within the soul society via her misplaced anger and outburst. Also she was right about the zero division lol; complete strangers suddenly show up after the damage is done to help out? Lol if the zero division had actually come to help, they could’ve maybe killed Yhwach before he recovered his full powers (the almighty). I know kubo meant to frame that scene as soi fon being out of line but I think she may have been right lol
I think something that's missed is that, frankly, Byakuya was very much like Soi Fon in the Soul Society Arc, but replace youth with a haughty arrogance so thick he could come off as petty. Byakuya is the one who grew due to his ample and critical exposure, however. Another way to put it is, Soi Fon actually thinks a lot like Toshiro or Kenpachi, who prefer to fight alone (Toshiro even asks if he can go solo Aizen lol), but she is arguably less successful and definitely weaker than Kenpachi so she can't afford that same kind of pride or bluster. Even the Visords have this problem, and Kyroaku essentially says Love and Rose were too soft when fighting Starkk.
I do like Soi Fon's personality though because she to me is a bridge between Kisuke's side and the Soul Society and shows the sort of "hierarchy" of character power. It's easy to forget that the captains are mostly secondary to the biggest players like Kisuke, Ishin, and even Ichigo. Despite being in a position of honor, Soi Fon is the student while Yoruichi is the master. I think going forward, I would love to see Soi Fon grow into the role of a powerful, solo agent. Let us see how characters like Kisuke get to be so powerful and experienced. Surely he didn't start that way and it's not like he's the Chosen One or anything.
Also, Soi Fon is right, the Zero Division really is bad at their job.
I think her bankai represents that contrast of soi fon maybe as though she doesnt want to be an assassin, or might even show her more explosive nature as you said, her shikai is the surface level of what we see of her, that part that's been living by what she was born into and her bankai is what her true nature is an explosive brash person and in her bankai is her way of being able to show her true self without being judged for it completely
Its not weird dude the writer has her up against a guy who can regen! Anyone else & its death.
Her bankai does match her personality, originally she was this fun playful girl but her family & job made her to be what she is so she suppress that fun side to do her job as she should cause people wouldn't take her seriously being playful.
If u dont understand or read people u wouldn't understand her.
I LOVE your idea for an alternate ending for Soi Fon. I've always found Yuushirou to be an obnoxious character, and I thought it was a disservice to Yoruichi's big final fight to have her tedious brother introduced. Soi Fon fighting alongside her would have made far more sense, and would be a nice finale to their arc.
She’s so much hotter in the manga never really liked her in the anime
The situation with Soi Fon’s Bankai is more or less a reflection of Shuhei Hisagi’s relationship with his zanpakuto. They seemingly hate them and yet their zanpakutos are only bringing out their truest aspects of themselves
See, I'm with Rukia on this one, she's always been a good person. The trick with Soi fung is to watch her actions compared to her words, and watch the intensity she tries to perform them throughout the series. It reminds me of a quote I know "by their fruits you shall know them". If you listen and try to understand Soi Fung by her words you'll be tricked, but if you display them AGAINST her actions you'll see the contrast, therefore discovering the truth about who this character really is.
Can you do character analysis on this character named kokuto the main villain of bleach hell arc movie.
A missed opportunity in my opinion was having her put a homonka on her bankai and shooting it a foe who had one on them...It would have been so cool orz
When Soi Fon fought BG9, she should have allowed them to steal her Bankai and when he shot it, it should have killed him.
She can barely handle the strength of it, and strategically allowing him to steal it before he killed himself could have been great.