Originally Posted by Myth
AIzen has seen the soul king for sure as did kisuke as kisuke did say "so u saw him" to aizen after aizen commented on why kisuke serves "that thing" so perhaps they wanted to recruit aizen as well but because the soul king saw him as an evil S.O.B. he was deemed unworthy..
makes sense to if he recruits people who create shit aizen and kisuke created the hokyoku so perhaps thats how they both saw the soul king maybe aizen was pissed he wasnt accepted into it and wanted to fuck everyone up and almost succeeded as well.
it actually makes perfect sense if as someone said soul king recruits genius's who created shit.
as far as power goes well we know what aizen could do and did and what kisuke can do as well both without a doubt at the top of the mountain in this manga.
i wouldn't be surprised if we find out that both aizen and kisuke where brought to the kings realm before in order to be recruited.
as for why kisuke didn't stay lol well he didn't even want to be a captain so guess he just said no thanks.
Are people just recruitede for inventing stuff? cus i dont think Urahara is that powerful, i always thought he was cus of how he talks and the way his hat shades his eyes. But during the war arch he greately disapointed me, he couldn't even face aizen one on one(nobody could except yama), but i expected more.