Re: Bleach Chapter Prediction
Urahara Kisuke created and mastered (self claim) the Hougyoku. (Chapter 402, page 6).
Ichigo's father was on par with Aizen before his transformation and made the conclusion that only someone in the same situtation as Aizen may recognize his powers after the transformation (Chapter 406, page 3).
Ichigo felt his reiatsu (Chapter 407, page 08).
Urahara made another Hougyoku and implanted it in Ichigo somehow, supposedly before his birth since Aizen knew about his powers the moment he was born. (Maybe Urahara hid it in his mother and Ichigos father was supposed to guard her but fell in love, bla bla bla, another theory without anything backing it up.)
It's the reason why he wins his fights and he got his Shinigami powers.
He wanted some means to protect his family, Rukia decides to give him her powers. He wanted to defeat Renji, his reiatsu leaped. He wanted to fight together with his Zanpaktou, he found out it's name. He wanted to defeat everyone hefought with, BAM, his reiatsu and powers leaped over and over again. Those times where he was on the edge of death he wanted to win at any cost, and he won, for a price.
Aizen knows the Hougyoku's powers and he know what he wants, but Ichigo doesn't know his powers and can't use it fully. All he wanted was strength to defeat the opponent he was currently facing, not become the 'ultimate being'.
Not a rock solid theory, but it just popped in my head and I wanted to post it somewhere. Here seemed to be the best place.
Praise me when it happens.