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|Pure speculation, I give this one to Isshin. He's Ichigo's dad and we don't know what rank of shinigami he was, but we do know that Rose was a new captain at the beginning of TBTP arc...so...I guess main character's dad wins out over a Vizard who was made a captain just before Urahara.|
|im unfortunately going to have to go with Rose...yes its massive speculation from both sides, but the fact is we have far more information on Rose than we do on Isshin. |
We know Rose is a captain, and we also know he is a Vizard.
we know NOTHING abou Isshin.
the speculation from him being the main characters father can only take him so far against people we actually have confirmed information on. If we actually knew something about Isshin i would likely go the other way. But I can't in good concious vote for him just by assuming that he is not only captain class, but can somehow surpass a captain class vizard who has had over a hundred years of experience with said powers, based solely on his status as Ichigo's father
Ok, first a few words about the concept of Captain Class. Eventhough it's a class of it's own, it is not, in and of itself, a level playing field. Not all captains are created equal. All have their particular strengths and some have notible weeknesses. The scene where Shunsui and Jushiro are about to fight Yamamoto comes to mind. By my reconning, Shunsui is 3rd in power and I would not put Jushiro at the bottom of the list. In that scene, Yamamoto said of Shunsui and Jushiro that they were unmatched when it came to combat. Now, even given that, Shunsui's internal monologue was something like, "How long has it been since I have felt such fear?". So, while the argument can be made that captains are stronger than vice captains, probably to a T; but it is not hard to imaging that some captains have much, much more power than others. Now, on average, I think that a vizard is more powerful than a shinigami...just like on average an arrancar is more powerful than a shinigami. But giving the diversity of power among the captains, there are individuals shinigamis excede individual vizards and arrancar. For example, in the current manga arc, I am expecting Shunsui to defeat Stark. laugh all you want. I'd be slightly suprised if in the end, numero uno came out on top.
I voted for Isshin...like most of my votes here...based on 92.4% speculation, 9.8% convoluted logic, and -2.2% poor mathmatics...I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about. Now that that's out in the open, for those of you who have not already guessed that of me, I voted for Isshin on the belief that he's something like former captain of 0 squad or part of the royal family or something outlandish like that. I mean, this is shounen, after all.
|While I think that there would be exceptions to the espada numbers rule, I don't think this would be one of them. Grimmow is a straightforward brawler and from the information we have, there's no way he's going to win a strength contest with the number 3 Espada, espescially if she is a VL.|