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    Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by Zangetsu on Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:38 am

    I've been thingking maybe soul reaper were once people with normal lives before they died and become spirts themselve. I know it sounds crazy seeing as the fact that they have to bee more then a hundreds of years old but none the less it may fit.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:21 pm

    That doesn't sound crazy at all. Seems possible to me.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by Yoruichi27~+ on Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:41 am

    I don't think it really true most of them could have ben born into the spirtual realm you never know.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Sat May 03, 2008 1:28 pm

    I'm sure that some of the Soul Reapers were once normal humans. Here's how the transition would go from normal human to Soul Reaper:

    Normal, living person -> spirit (after they die) -> soul in Rukongai (after a Soul Reaper in the human world sends them there) -> Soul Reaper in training -> fully fledged Soul Reaper.

    I'm basing my thinking off of what I've seen in a few episodes. It may be spoilers for some people if you aren't far into the anime/manga:

    Spoiler:
    In one of the early episodes of the anime, Chad protects a small bird that has the soul of a child inside of it. Later, once the main characters get to Soul Society around episode 20 (I forget exactly what ep it was), a young boy in Rukongai appear and talks to Chad. This young boy mentions that he was the bird that Chad protected. I don't know how the kid's soul got into the bird, but I'm sure he was once a normal human.

    Awhile later in the Anime, Rukia flashes back to when she became a Soul Reaper. She started out as just a soul in Rukongai, but she found she had spiritual power. Eventually she started training, and after awhile she became a Soul Reaper.

    In short, human souls from the normal world can end up in Rukongai, and souls in Rukongai can become Soul Reapers if they're spiritually gifted. This means it's perfectly plausible that all the Soul Reapers in Soul Society were once human.

    On a related note, I believe the Espada were all once human, too. This next part isn't really a spoiler, but if you have no idea what/who the Espada are, I don't want to spoil anything for you.
    Spoiler:
    Human souls can turn into Hollows, and the Espada are just extremely strong Hollows. One person on another forum I visit suggested that the Espadas may have once been Soul Reapers, maybe even of captain-level strength.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Sat May 03, 2008 2:44 pm

    night_knight wrote:
    Spoiler:
    One person on another forum I visit suggested that the Espadas may have once been Soul Reapers, maybe even of captain-level strength.
    Oh hey, that's a good point. I had never thought about it that way.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Sat May 03, 2008 4:11 pm

    lonelypiro1337 wrote:
    night_knight wrote:
    Spoiler:
    One person on another forum I visit suggested that the Espadas may have once been Soul Reapers, maybe even of captain-level strength.
    Oh hey, that's a good point. I had never thought about it that way.
    The subject was brought up after the "Turn Back the Pendulum" chapters started in the manga. I don't want to spoil anything accidentally, so I'll sum up the importance of them in a spoiler tag:

    Spoiler:
    The Vizards we've loosely come to know were all either captains or vice-captains, 110 years ago in the Soul Society. The "Turn Back the Pendulum" chapters focus on the events in the Soul Society 110 years before all the events covered in the manga/anime previously. Urahara becomes the captain of the 12th squad, Aizen is a normal Soul Reaper, and Gin is a murderous young boy, who recently completed Soul Reaper training... also, Kurotsuchi is locked up because he's been marked as a dangerous person. However, Urahara releases him and together they start the Soul Reaper Research and Development Institute.

    Since the Vizards were that high up in the Soul Society, what's to say the Espada weren't? In terms of spiritual power, the squad captains, Vizards, and Espada are all of similar strength. Granted, use of the Hōgyoku helped the Espada grow to be as strong as they are, but the Espada still have exceptionally strong sprititual power.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Sat May 03, 2008 4:52 pm

    Must... resist urge... to read spoiler...
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Sat May 03, 2008 5:38 pm

    lonelypiro1337 wrote:Must... resist urge... to read spoiler...
    I don't believe I'm breaking any forum rules by posting these links...

    http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.1/
    http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.2/
    http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.3/
    http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.4/
    http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/315.5/

    Those are the "Turn Back the Pendulum" chapters. These chapters make no reference to the previous ones, so you don't need to worry about spoiling anything too major. =p
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Sat May 03, 2008 6:07 pm

    Argh, no! I must not read ahead!
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Sat May 03, 2008 7:30 pm

    lonelypiro1337 wrote:Argh, no! I must not read ahead!
    Well actually, since those chapters are numbered in the negatives (-108, -107, -106, etc), you're not reading ahead. You're reading behind! =p

    I'm sure the anime will cover them eventually, once it gets through the filler captain arc.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Thu May 08, 2008 2:18 pm

    night_knight wrote:the filler captain arc.
    Speaking of which, I still haven't watched ep 168...
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Sat May 10, 2008 3:30 am

    lonelypiro1337 wrote:
    night_knight wrote:the filler captain arc.
    Speaking of which, I still haven't watched ep 168...
    You should! 169 is one of those "wtf" episodes though. Everything is back to normal, like it shouldn't be. They really need to explain what's going on in the next episode.
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    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Sat May 10, 2008 4:30 pm

    I'm thinking I might not watch much anime until after graduation. Plus, that way I'll have several eps to catch up on, so I could have myself a mini Bleach marathon. =P
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    Post by night_knight on Sun May 11, 2008 7:50 pm

    Not much anime until graduation? That's 4 weeks away!
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    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Mon May 12, 2008 3:34 pm

    Actually, it's 5 weeks away. =P
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    Post by night_knight on Mon May 12, 2008 7:09 pm

    I counted 4 weeks when I looked at my calendar. Graduation is on the 14th of June, which is 4 weeks away.
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    Post by lonelypiro1337 on Tue May 13, 2008 3:16 pm

    *counts on calendar*

    I count 5 weeks. Besides, I know Claire's graduation is 4 weeks away, and ours is 1 week after that.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by night_knight on Tue May 13, 2008 5:24 pm

    Hmm... so it is.
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    Re: Soul Reapers ( Were they once human)

    Post by Purple Dragon on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:17 am

    Some might have been human. Others not. Rukia I was but not Renji or Gin and such.

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