I like where Bleach 538 is going. For too long Ichigo and even Kenpachi has been ignorantly powerful. Now that they have more insight about themselves their power will increase.
I don’t think that Ichigo’s Bankai OR Quincy powers can be taken away from him. My theory is simply that he is neither Human, Hollow, Shinigami nor Quincy, but an entirely different and unique race in his own right.Confused? Well, what happens if you mix yellow and blue paint…..well, at first you’d get a messy swirl of yellow and blue paint; this represents Ichigo’s initial state when he was conceived, as he was part Human, part Hollow, part Shinigami, and part Quincy.
Keep mixing the paint, and that messy swirl blends to produce green paint; this represents Ichigo how he is now, or how he will be soon. My point is that green paint is neither blue nor yellow, despite from being formed from blue and yellow paint; Ichigo’s the same, as he was formed from all 4 races, but over time he has become something that (here’s the key word) transcends all of them.
We know for sure the Soul King isn’t a Quincy because Bach created them.. and we know for sure he isn’t a simple Shinigami because of the odd force field around him makes it seem more of a… quincy/orihime thing? All in all Ichigo is probably the first hybrid of his kind, and I believe it is just like the soul king. The only difference is, the Soul King probably doesn’t have “Human” in him like all of the shinigami and quincy were said to have.