Originally Posted by Vengeance
Yeah I've brought this up that Ichigo may be the key when chapter 396 came out & we were left with a cliff hanger by Aizen explaining about Ichigo being in the palm of his hand. Brought it up again briefly when chapter 397 cameout. Basically my thoughts on it are that Aizen may have sent Grand Fissure to get Ichigo which resulted in the death of his mother & also sent the hollow after him once Rukia was sent to earth. Ichigo's family isn't his real family & his father Ishhin was sent to earth to watch over the key(Ichigo).
If it actually happens that way them Joss Whedon should sue Kubo for copyright infringement, because that comes right out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!lol