The Sternritter, the Quincies of Yhwach’s Wandenreich army have repeatedly failed to steal Ichigo’s Bankai despite being powerful enough to steal the Bankai of any Shinigami,
Here is everything you need to know about why the Quincy Sternritters are unable to steal Ichigo’s Bankai.
The Quincy Sternritters fail to steal Ichigo’s Bankai
In the fourth episode of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War arc Quincy Sternritter successfully steals the Bankai of several Captains. However, Quilge Opie, the Sternritter fighting Ichigo, is unable to steal his Bankai.
Moreover, in the first episode of Bleach: TYBW, Asguiaro Ebern is not able to steal Ichigo’s Bankai despite Chojiro Sasakibe’s Bankai being stolen by an unnamed Quincy around the same time.
Ichigo’s Bankai is not what it looks like
It is already a known fact that Ichigo Kurosaki is a unique individual existing in the Bleach universe. The reserve of his spiritual energy supposedly overshadows most of the dominant characters in the series.
Besides that, he possesses unique abilities from the Soul Society’s four major spiritual races i.e. Human, Shinigami, Hollow, and Quincy.
Moreover, Ichigo has the powers of Quincies which he acquired through his mother, Masaki Kurosaki. However, he is yet to learn about it and will most likely know about it in the upcoming storyline.
Hence, he has more or less become a divergent entity in the Bleach series. Subsequently, Quincy’s medallion finds it hard to understand Ichigo’s existence.
Furthermore, Opie couldn’t steal Ichigo’s Bankai despite activating his Vollständig state due to its spiritual signature not being of the purest shinigami.
Additionally, Ichigo will reforge the purest form of his Zanpakuto with the help of Ōetsu Nimaiya, Royal Guard’s Zero Division’s third seated officer.
About: Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War
Bleach: Thousand Years Blood War is the final arc of the Bleach franchise. This particularly centers around Yhwach, Quincies’ leader, declaring war against the Soul Society.