Bleach TYBW Part 2: Are the Captains still too weak for the Quincies?

Captain Soi Fon in Bleach TYBW Part 2

The second invasion by Quincies in Bleach TYBW Part 2 has once again put the Captains against the Stern Ritters. We see Captain Hitsugaya and Captain Soi Fon facing off against Bazz B and BG9. The match started with the Captains and SternRitters on equal footing but by the end, the Quincies were overpowering the captains.

 Are the Captains still too weak for the Quincies? Did the loss of Bankai put a significant dent in their strength levels? The difference between the strengths of the Quincies and the captains rings warning bells for Soul Society. Are we going to get a similar outcome as the first invasion? Hopefully not, read on to know the fate of Soul Society and the match-ups between the Captains and the Quincies. 

Are the Captains still too weak for the Quincies?

Captain Hitsugaya in Bleach TYBW Part 2
Captain Hitsugaya up against Bazz B | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot

There’s no denying the fact that the Stern Ritters easily overpowered the Captains in Bleach TYBW Part 2. At the same time, it doesn’t equate to the Captains being weak. The Stern Ritters have some advantages that put them in a position of power:

  • Quincies have Intel on all the Captains of the Soul Society. It has helped them strategize in advance. Whereas Soul Reapers needs to plan, adapt and save the Soul Society all at the same time. 
  • The absence of the strongest soul reapers namely Rukia, Byakuya, Zaraki, Abarai, and Ichigo has brought down the manpower of the Soul Society. 
Rukia and Renji in Bleach TYBW Part 2
Rukia and Renji training in the Soul King Palace | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot

To sum it up, the Captains are not weak. They have been weakened but that’s not why we see the Stern Ritters leading the Captains vs. Stern Ritters. It’s the situation they’ve been put in. 

Bleach TYBW Part 2: What does the future look like?

Mayuri Kurotsuchi in Bleach TYBW Part 2
Captain Kurotsuchi | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot

Even if it’s the situation and not the Captains themselves, losing to the Quincies won’t bode well for the Captains. The Soul Society was well aware of this fact. The call from Urahara to Kurotsuchi can change the flow in favor of the Soul Society. Urahara has found a way to retrieve the lost Bankai. 

  • Given that, the captains might be stalling the Quincies to buy time for Urahara and Kurotsuchi. 
  • The Soul Reapers have trained to become stronger, if they get their Bankai back their power levels will reach new heights. 
Captain Soi Fon Bleach TYBW part 2
Captain Soi Fon entering the fight against BG9 | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot

With that, it’s safe to say that the outcomes of the first and second invasions will vary by a substantial margin. Even if they don’t win by a landslide, the Captains won’t let Quincies have their way one way more time. 

Conclusion 

The comeback of Bleach has been glorious with the Thousand Year Blood War Arc. Bleach TYBW Part 2 is maintaining the standards set by its predecessor. Even though the situation seems dire for the Soul Society, the Captains won’t go down without a fight. It doesn’t appear as if they’re planning to go down at all. With Urahara in the mix now, things are bound to take a curious turn. 

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