Originally Posted by Vengeance
Maybe Aizen didn't know the key was in Yamamoto's bones? Like really now how could he possibly know that? Also why would Yama willingly grant Aizen passage to the soul king? Doesn't make any sense whatsoever. The only real option for Aizen was to recreate the key which is what he was trying to do in the first place. No real plot hole here.
Edit: About Urahara it was confirmed a long time ago that he at the very least saw the spirit king based on his conversation with Aizen. This implies that he did in fact at some point go to the Soul Palace. Thought everyone already knew that.
Aizen did extensive research on how to make the key. With the elaborate measures he went through to try to make it, I'm pretty sure you would agree, he would have thought to ask himself "Geez what's this key thing gonna look like when I'm done?"
Originally Posted by apacolypz
It could not come close to what Aizen's Kyoka is capable of...pretty cool but as we saw...Byakuya took down Tsukishimas power alone...it took the whole SS to defeat Aizen (really one guy...Ichigo lol)
Aizen's zanpakutō is Kyōka Suigetsu (鏡花水月?, literally "Mirror Flower Water Moon"), which is also a Chinese proverb that teaches people about temptations. It is activated with the command "shatter" (砕けろ kudakero?). Kyōka Suigetsu's Shikai ability is Kanzen Saimin (完全催眠?, literally "Complete Hypnosis"). It controls the five senses to the point that it can make the target misinterpret form, shape, mass, feel and smell. The initiation condition for the hypnosis is to show the enemy the release of Kyōka Suigetsu. After seeing it just once, that person will completely succumb to the hypnosis. After that, every time it is released, that person will fall under the thrall of the hypnosis. The hypnosis is apparently long-lasting, seeing as the Visoreds are still affected by Kyōka Suigetsu even though they were hypnotized at least 110 years ago. Since the spell only works upon seeing the ritual, those who cannot see are consequently immune to the hypnosis. When Aizen turns off the hypnosis by force of will, the image shown melts away/shatters. Kyōka Suigetsu's Kanzen Saimin technique is absolutely flawless;
SO if it doesn't work as you say...how was he able to trick Tousen to work for him?
While the illusions Kyōka Suigetsu creates are quite powerful, those with considerable power and skill themselves may be able to note slight differences in the illusions compared to the real thing, even if they are not able to determine what, precisely, is different.
the only flaw in his ability....and even so as we saw with Unoharu (forgot how to spell her name) Medic Captain) she was under the influence but noticed small changes (only ..finally she started to put the pieces together....
You should not underestimate his powers..he was able to trick Juha Bach into thinking he had more time left....Aizen was restrained and did all that without his sword....
WTF dude? Aizen fools the 5 senses with his shikia. That is all. He can't break peoples will, and force them to do things they don't want to. Why would you even argue that after you just quoted something (databook or wikipedia?) specifically stating his powers?
P.S. Aizen didn't mind control Tousen. Go back and reread the manga. It specifically says this 2 or 3 times. Aizen just played on his insecurities and twisted his sense of justice. Tousen had a friend who was wrongly convicted of a crime and killed for it. Tousen got all butt hurt that his little buddy got killed, and from then on decided to become a shinigami so he could use his powers to promote justice. Aizen came along and twisted his mind by pointed out that his idea of promoting justice was flawed, since the guys they work for (Central 46 and by default the king also) are the ones who make the policies, many of which are themselves unjust. So the only way to promote true
justice is to kill these guys and take control themselves. To this end Tousen WILLINGLY helped Aizen.