Sword Story – Bleach Zanpakuto

Zanpakutō (斬魄刀; literally, soul-cutter sword) is the main weapon of the Shinigami, the Arrancar and theVisored. The Shinigami art of wielding a Zanpakutō is called Zanjutsu (斬術; literally, swordsmanship).

 


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The Zanpakutō of low-ranking Shinigami are called Asauchi and don’t have names, but the Zanpakutō of Shinigami of rank have names. In its sealed state, a Zanpakutō has the form of a Japanese sword.[1] Such weapons are unique swords generated from their owners souls. Its shape differs depending on its owner.[2]

Zanpakutō are the trademark weapons of the Shinigami. Capable of cutting spiritual bodies, they are amongst the few weapons which can be used to combat Hollows. Each Shinigami carries a Zanpakutō, and each Zanpakutō is unique: as the swords are both reflections of a Shinigami’s soul and power, and sentient beings unto themselves. The Zanpakutō’s name is also the name of the living spirit that empowers the sword and lends its strength to the Shinigami who wields it. These beings can vary greatly in appearance and have their own distinct personalities which match their owner’s.

A Zanpakutō’s shape and abilities are based on their Shinigami’s soul. Once a Shinigami learns his/her sword’s name, they are able to communicate with one another and grow stronger together. Zanpakutō are born with their Shinigami and they die along with their Shinigami. Shinigami use them in battle as a reflection of their heart. When released, they can display a vibrant power. They are one with the Shinigami, and they share a Shinigami’s conviction.[3]

Inside each Zanpakuto is an incarnation that manifests itself upon the Zanpakuto’s transformation. The first step is to acquaint oneself with this incarnation.[4]


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  • Because they are part of their owner’s soul, a Zanpakutō cannot be replaced, though it will slowly regenerate if it is broken.[6]

 

  • In order to to fix a broken Zanpakutō, the owner needs to take Reishi and Reiatsu and merge them into his/her Zanpakutō. However, this only applies if it was the Shikai which was damaged, if a Zanpakutō breaks in its Bankai state then it will never go returned to its former state.[7]

 

  • The size of the Zanpakutō reflects the amount of the swordsman’s spiritual power.[8] Exceptions to this rule are beings of immense power who are required to actively control the size of their Zanpakutō.[9]

 

  • If a Shinigami pierces the chest of a Human with their Zanpakutō and channels their Reiryoku through it into the Human’s body, it will transform that Human into a Shinigami temporarily. The act does not have a high chance of viability even when the Human in question has a high level of spiritual energy, and if the method does fail the Human will die.[10]

 

  • Every Zanpakutō has its own name.[11]

 

  • A Zanpakutō can determine whether or not its wielder is worthy of its power.[12][13]

 

  • Zanpakutō have a true form.[14] This true form resides inside their Shinigami. A Zanpakutō has a mind, and a body that controls their powers. Shinigami are able to grow more powerful by communicating with them.[15]

 

  • Zanpakutō possess their own reiatsu, which can be sensed as any reiatsu can and is identical to that of their wielder though with subtle differences.[16]

 

  • Though rare, it is not impossible for more than one soul to be attuned to the same spirit. In such cases, ancient law of the Soul Society will not allow two beings to wield the same Zanpakutō, in which case, they must duel for ownership of the spirit, with the winner gaining it and the loser being sentenced to death.[17]

 

  • No matter what form (or size) a Zanpakutō takes, it is always virtually effortless for its owner to wield because it is a part of its owner’s soul.[18] Shinigami captains all consciously keep their Zanpakutō in a manageable size, otherwise they would be holding Zanpakutō the size of skyscrapers. Therefore, one cannot judge one’s opponent’s strength solely by the size of their Zanpakutō.[19]

 

  • No Zanpakutō in existence has a Shikai and a Bankai that use unrelated abilities


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A wielder knows their Zanpakutō spirit very closely and vice versa. The connection is very deep, though in the beginning the connection is one sided with the wielder being unable to fully hear the spirit communicating with them.[21] It is not uncommon for the introduction of the two (Shinigami and Zanpakutō spirit) to take place in theinner world while the prospective Shinigami sleeps.

A Zanpakutō is generated by its wielder upon the solidification of their Reiryoku into the sword’s form.[22]

It is not enough to simply know the name of one’s Zanpakutō. If a wielder were to lend its power to its Zanpakutō then the weapon would become stronger. To fully use a Zanpakutō’s power, a wielder must get to know its Zanpakutō’s spirit.[23]

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Swords Story – Snow Drinking Saber ( 雪饮狂刀)Storm Riders Fung Wan

SNOW DRINKING SABER

User: Nip Fung (simplified Chinese: 聂风; traditional Chinese: 聶風; Mandarin PinyinNiè FēngJyutping: Nip6 Fung1), or Wind, is one of the two protagonists. He was born in the Nip Family Village (聶家村) in Jiuquan. He specialises in kick styles of martial arts and wields the ‘Ice-Drinking Saber’ (雪飲刀) as his weapon, which he inherited from his ancestors. His prowess inqinggong is formidable, and as such, he is nicknamed “God Among the Winds” (風中之神). The “Berserk Blood” (瘋血) runs in him and his family, and will increase his powers drastically when he is angered, but the side effect is that he will enter a state of uncontrollable rage and become a monstrous beast in human form. In contrast with Cloud, Wind is more friendly and empathetic towards others. He appears attractive to women and has many admirers, due to his gentlemanly behaviour, kindness and good looks.

Chinese again sorry : ( ……

与绝世好一样,仍为女娲补天所余之物,此石唤作“白露”,同是石中之铁,天下间至寒之物,刀长三尺七寸,锋刃无瑕,乃聂家家传宝刀,先后为聂锋,聂人王,聂风佩刀。聂风为救苍生决战绝无神而入魔道,之后服天皇九转心丹心性尽失,雪饮亦沦为滥杀之魔刀。后聂风死战步惊云, 聂风亲手将雪饮拗断化为碎片攻向步惊云。雪饮因此销声于江湖。风云断浪一战后风云二人冰封埋剑崖廿余年,第二刀皇为解女儿第二梦思夫之苦,与猪皇寻获雪饮碎片将之重铸。后仍归聂风所有。


Swords Story – Ultimate Sword (绝世好剑)

I decided to make a special posts series to introduce and explain some swords story. Hope you guys will enjoy it.

User: Bou Ging-wan (simplified Chinese: 步惊云; traditional Chinese: 步驚雲; Mandarin PinyinBù JīngyúnJyutping: Bou6 Ging1-wan4), or Cloud, is one of the two protagonists. He was born in the Bou Family Village (步家村) in Hangzhou. His father died when he was young, so his mother remarried Fok Bou-tin and he became Fok’s stepson and was renamed ‘Fok Ging-gok’ (霍驚覺). He reverted to his original name after the Fok family was massacred by Lord Conqueror’s men and he was taken to Under Heaven Society. He specialises in palm styles of martial arts and wields the ‘Ultimate Best Sword in the World’ (絕世好劍) as his weapon, which he seized from Sword-Worshipping Villa. In contrast with Wind, Cloud appears cold and unsympathetic towards everyone except for a select few, whom he cares for and respects, but he does not know how to express his emotions well. He appears brutal and ruthless for his practice of killing every single opponent in a group of foes. He is also nicknamed the “God of Death Who Does Not Cry” (不哭死神) as he evokes a feeling of death and strikes fear in the hearts of many.

Sorry that the sword story is in Chinese

漫画家马荣成的作品《风云》中“十大神兵”之一。相传是由女娲补天后余下的四颗奇石之一制成,这颗奇石唤作「黑寒」,是石中之铁,乃天下间至寒之物。 千百年后「黑寒」由拜剑山庄庄主傲日所得。当时火麒麟四处为祸,便与聂风先祖聂英研究将「黑寒」制成一把至寒

  绝世好剑绝世好剑宝剑,方可克制至热的火麒麟。(实质的原因却是聂英误吞火麒麟之血,功力大进,同时杀性日炽,唯恐会误尽苍生,故希望傲日铸成神锋帮助自己。)最初,傲日并非打算铸造「绝世好剑」,而是要铸造「败亡之剑」,可惜「败亡」的铸造过程太过邪异,每次铸剑,均会造成人命伤亡,故此傲家中人弃「败亡」而改铸「绝世」。

铸剑的最后步骤是以三毒之血「贪」(剑贪之血),「瞋」(步惊云之血),「痴」(断浪之血)炼制。但所铸成的只是威力神髓所在的真元,而真正的剑体已藏于千万铸好的绝世好剑中。 最终绝世好剑由步惊云所得。 后被步惊云热泪开锋。(在《风云小说》系列中,步惊云外号「不哭死神」,天生无法落泪,故此一旦落泪,其泪水便为天下至热之物,足可以为寒铁所铸的绝世好剑开锋。)绝世好剑本身有吸摄天地灵气之能,同样也可吸收别人功力转为己用。位列当世十大神兵之一。(现知最高承受极限为「十方无敌」的三成力量。)

风云第三部中绝世好剑因为剑界的开启而出现裂缝,但不影响使用。

关于女娲补天的奇石:

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

女娲补天穷毕生精力千锤百炼,炼得三万六千五百零四颗形形色色的顽石,一颗一颗的嵌在天空的破洞上,结果女娲估计错误,她补天之后,居然还余下四颗不同的石。这四颗奇石,是所有补天的顽石中最出类拔萃的石;各具神奇力量,女娲只感到非常可惜。这四颗奇石同是她一手艰苦炼成,如今无法「石尽其用」。最后女娲决定把四颗神石投向人间,让它们各自随因随缘,造福与它们深有缘分的人。

第一颗要扔下凡间的奇石:名为「冰魄」。

「冰魄」是一颗完全透明的水晶石,晶莹剔透,眩目非常,是四颗奇石中最美丽悦目的一颗,而且石性清凉。若置于死人口内,可保尸身不会腐烂,永远不变。

第二颗要落入凡间的奇石,唤作「白露」。

严格来说,「白露」并不完全算是一颗石,因为在白露蛋白色的石质中混杂了不少闪闪生光的白色寒铁。是天地间至寒之物其中之一,寒气足可化气为冰,冰封三尺;是可以创造绝世神锋的白色寒铁。

第三颗要落下凡间的奇石,是「黑寒」。

  绝世好剑绝世好剑

如果说白露是天地间至寒之物中之一,那这颗「黑寒」,唤作天地至寒之物其中之二亦当之无愧!黑寒虽也是至寒之物,也像白露般蕴含石中之铁,但当中那黑色的寒饶恍如一颗黑色的心,与白露那种向石外散发、发化气为冰的寒气截然不同,它的黑、寒,只会把世间所有的力量吸进:化为己用。

最后的一颗奇石,是「神石」。

神石」,是四石之中最为神奇、威力最大的一颗石!威力大可成为一件天地间最利害无匹的——超级武器!同时也可成为一件尽快救人脱离死亡的圣物。(神石为液态武器,只会在强大力量贯注下定型。)

冰魄在风云漫画第一部中出场于侠王府,本是用于保证侠王府祖宗尸身不腐的宝物,后被步惊云所夺,用于孔慈尸身之上。

白露铸成了雪饮刀,与聂家所有,现在使用者是聂风

黑寒铸成了绝世好剑及败亡之剑,归步惊云所有。

神石则在风云小说中提到,变成了盂钵,是一件超级武器。 ….

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