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  • What is the Segunda Etapa? Has it ever been explained? It certainly can't be like a Shikai or Bankai as it is unsealing one's power so could it be like an actual powerup instead of taking off training weights?

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    • I don't think it was ever explained. It seems to be suggested in some media that Ulquiorra was simply a rather special Hollow that allowed him to have a Segunda Etapa but nothing that was really confirmed.

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    • Got it. If you randomly find an update that explains it, then pls reply here. Thanks a lot.

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    • To me, a Segunda Etapa is the Arrancar version of a Bankai.

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    • But how would that be if the 1st etapa is about releasing all the unsealed power? Wouldn't Segunda Etapa be more of a shikai since one is regression while the other is progression.

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    • Darkmachines wrote: To me, a Segunda Etapa is the Arrancar version of a Bankai.

      That doesn't really make sense, as Resurrecion is already stated to be their version of a Bankai. Hence why Segunda Etapa is so unusual.

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    • Going by UNMASKED, Segunda Etapa is a form unique to Ulquiorra. Resurrección returns an Arrancar to their original Hollow form, whilst Segunda Etapa returns Ulquiorra to the original form of his tribe. Ulquiorra thought of it as the source of his emptiness and, for these reasons, didn't show it to Aizen. The above is explained in UNMASKED and the short story not be, but be.

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    • How many HOllow tribes are there? Any specific names or species you can mention?

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    • Unfortunately, Ulquiorra's tribe (unnamed) is the only one I can think of. If you're interested in further reading, then I suggest you search online for the UNMASKED translations. Some real nice titbits in there.

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    • Well, there was the one Nnoitra's completely destroy too in his flashback remember?

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    • Didn't mention Nnoitra's case because the group he killed was never specifically said to be a tribe. The term used in the manga is "colony", which is a very different thing. Another example is Grimmjow's Fraccion. They aren't a tribe either; merely a group of Arrancar who travelled and hunted together, no different to the Hollow Nnoitra killed.

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    • Hmm a Colony is still a group of Hollows the travel or live together in away. But in case of a tribe, yea I agree Ulquiorra was part of one before he killed them all.

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    • So would White the Hollow(Not Hichigo) come from a tribe or is he a unique situation? I mean he is basically built to be an aseuchi but still, is a Segunda Etapa possible for him?

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    • Also I won't consider Grimmjow's group a colony. Grimmjow's group is a pack. Far different from a Colony.

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    • I don't think standard rules can be applied to White. He's an experiment made by Aizen who wouldn't exist in the natural world otherwise. As for Segunda Etapa, I'm afraid I have to say that's a no. It's stated outright that Ulquiorra is the sole example.

      "Tribe" and "colony" carry very different meanings. For one, a tribe is a group; one of their possible connections is blood-ties. A colony, meanwhile, is described as a group sharing nationality or race. Also, I didn't say Grimmjow and co. were a colony. I merely used them as an example of a group unrelated to each other that roamed Hueco Mundo together. Pack is a better term for them, though. Ulquiorra's tribe are specific in that they share physical characteristics such as a humanoid shape and a demonic appearance. The colony killed by Nnoitra where never shown, just mentioned, so we only have so much to go on. The above is merely how I interpret it.

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    • Got it. Thanks a lot Kenji.

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