Monday, March 31, 2008

"Red Haired" Shanks Crew:

The Red-Haired Pirate crew spend most of their time partying and having a good time, as they are seen on most of their appearances. Their crew strength is considerably high, considering their captain is one of the Yonkou

"Red haired" Shanks


Shanks is Monkey D. Luffy's childhood hero and a former member of Gol D. Roger's Crew. Despite having few appearances, he plays a major role in the series. Shanks has three scars across his left eye, inflicted in a battle with Blackbeard. Shanks is missing his left arm, which he lost while saving Luffy from a Sea King. Shanks and his crew are almost always seen partying and drinking alcoholic beverages whenever they make an appearance as the Captain's favourite pastimes are attending and hosting parties and banquets. Shanks' fighting abilities are formidable; he was considered a rival of Mihawk prior to losing his arm, and he regularly clashed with Whitebeard's crew while serving under Gol D. Roger. His monsterous "spiritual intent" is so great that junior members of the Whitebeard crew pass out by merely being in his presence.

When he was still an apprentice he and Buggy the Clown worked on the same ship, although they were big rivals and disagreed on everything



Yasopp is a gifted sharp-shooter said to be capable of shooting the legs off an ant at 100 feet without harming the rest of it. He is the father of Usopp and was one of Luffy's favorite members of the Red-Haired pirates. In his first appearance Yasopp wears a headband with his name on it. In his most recent appearances he has dropped the headband and grown dreadlocks.

In the anime only, Yasopp had a duel with Daddy the Father. Daddy lost against Yasopp and wanted to be killed, but Yasopp let him live after seeing a picture of his daughter.


Miscellaneous Crew

(94,000,000 beli bounty) Rockstar is a newer member of Red-Haired Shanks pirate crew. Shanks sends him to deliver a message to Whitebeard, which the pirate captain promptly ripped up, going along with Shanks' prediction anyway. Rockstar wants to fight Whitebeard to reclaim his honor, but Shanks tells him it was no big deal and to pull back

Benn Beckman

First Mate

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is the first mate in Red-Haired Shanks' pirate crew, he possesses astonishing wisdom and strength, and acts as an advisor to his captain. When first seen in the manga and anime, he wears his black hair in a ponytail, and is never seen without his rifle nearby or a cigarette in his mouth. Later in the series, his hair has turned grey and is cut short, and he has a large X-shaped scar on his left temple. He appears to be a lot less fun-loving than the other members of the crew but a lot more relaxed, acting as the level headed member. It appears he is quite strong, wiping out a large group of Higuma the Bear's mates rather quickly. According to Eiichiro Oda, Ben Beckman has the highest IQ of all the characters introduced in the East Blue saga

Lucky Roux


Lucky Roux is the fat member of the pirate crew and is always seen eating a rack of meat. He usually using white-green striped t-shirt. Lucky is also the first person to actually kill someone in One Piece and sets the stage for the series; a pirate's life is a dangerous one.

Shanks's flag is a standard Jolly Roger, similar in appearance to the flag of Calico Jack. It has 3 slashes on the left eye and two swords in place of crossbones. The Red-Hair Pirates ship is called "Red Force", a large dragon-themed vessel


Akatsuki was created by Madara Uchiha, initially dealing in assassinations and espionage that draw little attention. Some members use their time with Akatsuki to further their own goals; Kakuzu, for example, joined because it makes it easier for him to collect bounties. Soon after the start of the series, however, Akatsuki becomes increasingly more active as its members start to carry out the tasks needed to achieve their ultimate goal: domination over the Naruto world. The leader, Pain, has created a three-step process to work their way towards this goal. First, they plan to obtain a large amount of money to support their organization. Second, they plan to set up a mercenary group loyal only to Akatsuki. To build their reputation, they plan to accept any mission below the usual cost and operate off of the excess funds earned in the first part of their plan. Because there haven't been any wars in some time, the established shinobi villages can't afford to charge such low prices, leading the smaller countries to hire Akatsuki over the more expensive shinobi villages. By using the tailed beasts, Akatsuki can start wars and then immediately quell them, solidifying their reputation and convincing every country to depend on them. Without any business, the other shinobi villages would collapse due to a lack of funds. Finally, after Akatsuki is the only major shinobi force in existence, they could easily conquer the other countries. Despite the severity of this plan, members do not automatically learn of it upon joining; Hidan did not find out about it until asking.

The tailed beasts, nine gigantic demons of immense power, are the focus of much of Akatsuki's effort and screen time within the series. Each Akatsuki member is assigned to capture alive one of the nine beasts or, in most cases, the person that beast has been sealed into. Akatsuki has so far obtained seven of the nine.

Once one of the demons has been captured it is taken to the nearest Akatsuki lair where the remaining members then assemble through astral projection. Pain summons a giant statue of a humanoid monster while the beast or its host is placed before it. The members then take their place on the finger of the statue that corresponds to their respective ring, and the group prepares to seal the beast into the statue. For the sealing, nine dragon-like effigies pour from the statue's mouth to surround the captured host, forcefully remove the tailed beast from them, and seal it into the statue. In the case of an unsealed tailed beast, the same thing happens to the beast itself. The sealing process takes three days to complete. Kisame Hoshigaki notes that the demons must be sealed in a specific order, as he states that sealing the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox before the other eight beasts would destroy the statue. Tobi, the character shown giving Pain orders, hints that the tailed beasts have a purpose beyond global conquest, implying that acquiring all nine would allow his Sharingan to return to full power. Pain, however, has different plans on using the tailed beasts, wishing to use them to create a weapon of mass destruction that will force the world to learn the pointlessness of fighting and try to achieve a sense of world peace.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Alrighty then: Twittering!

So, I think I'm now feeding this blog onto Twitter. If you want to see, you can follow me on there - it's and my name is betsystreeter. I'm also messing about with posting from my phone so look out - can random pictures of street signs and yard art be far behind?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Video Gallery

BTALD: Undo.

For every home improvement, there must also be a way to undo it. Because whether or not it is an "improvement" may be in doubt when it's all said and done.
I have many cans of ill-advised paint out in my garage. I'm told that I can donate it to the pile at my local hardware store for people who might want them. They're not bad colors, or evil or anything, they're just... wrong. Like the beige that turned out to make our living room look like the inside of a giant lipstick. Or the red that in the kitchen kind of looked like vampires had been through.
But the best service that the home improvement stores could provide their customers would be: calm. Some kind of service that helps you to keep breathing and remain calm when all you want to do is Be Done. Because I'd bet that most of those things that require the "undo" products happen during that "I want to just get this done" phase. Like, spilling. And, breaking. Maybe meditation tapes, or yoga. I would suggest beer, but we know that would only result in more things that had to be undone later.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Do Animals Get Annoyed?

When I see a nature special, I often wonder how many of those animals are getting on each other's nerves. Do ground squirrels dig into each other's burrows? Does everybody think, "There's those hyenas again. They are SO irritating." And, what about those birds that sit on top of other animals?
We currently have a little nature event taking place in our attic. Someone small and furry is hanging out up there and making digging and scratching noises at exactly the same time every night. We tried to close the spot that we thought our friend was getting in, but the noise continues. So we are either acting out an Edgar Allen Poe story in slight miniature, having trapped him in there, or our friend has some other way of getting in and out. I'm guessing the latter. But maybe we'll look up there and there will be a mini fridge and shag carpet and bean bag chairs. I'll let you know.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.

Do you know the man whose movie character wears a bowler hat, oversized pants and shoes, and has a funny way of walking with a bamboo cane? No? How about this: this character has a mustache that’s so characteristic of him that Adolf Hitler copied it to make people love him, the dictator, more. Charlie Chaplin’s the guy! Don’’t you know his full name is Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr., He was born at 16 April 1889 Walworth, London, England. And he was died at 25 December 1977 (aged 88) Vevay, Switzerland.

His “Little Tramp” character is forever stamped in our mind. Take the famous scane from The Gold Rush, for example, where the poor guy (the tramp) was so hungry that he boiled his old leather shoe, carved them carefully, smacked his lips in appreciation of the “food,” and ate those clogs! Chaplin’s poverty-stricken childhood was an inspiration for this beloved character. In spite of his rough childhood, Chaplin was the only person ever who successfully managed all the film making process in most of his films: founding his own studio (United Artist), producing, casting, starring, directing, writing, editing, and even composing the music!

In 1916 he becomes the highest–paid actor in the world with income of $10,000/week. The first Oscar awards, held in 1929, stood for his popularity. He was awarded a special award for “versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing, and producing.”..,

Our Photo..,

Hey every body! This is our photo at Prambanan Temple (Jogja).

For study comparison we went to Jogjakarta, Bantul, and Surabaya. The study comparison held a few months ago, I have forgotten what date is it. The Study comparison held in a week, 4 days at Jogjakarta and Bantul, 3 days in Surabaya. At Jogjakarta I found many Grafitti with the gank name “Love Hate Love”, their Grafitti are very cool!!. And at Jogja we went to school after that we went to Prambanan temple, and this is the photo.

The person who wears black T-shirt is Dika, who used the hat is Jeki, Izzan is on the center on the photo. The person who wears white, gray, and black striped shirt is Irsyad. Beside Irsyad there is Christo, and above Christo is Indra. And the person who takes this photo is Jo, the last person who wears green T-shirt is me (Hey!! What Am I do??? It’s so strange!!!) I’m feel very enjoy thet study trip I hope that study comparison will held again.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Four Years Ago Tomorrow...

Four years ago tomorrow, I did two things... I gave birth to my son at 1 in the morning, and I started publishing daily in the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia. So this time every year, I think about where I was in 2004 - lots of things getting started! I had only been generating a daily panel for a few months, having published spot cartoons for about 10 years before that. So that was a really exciting time. In between contractions.
Now I am so glad I started publishing daily, because it means that I draw every day - and that is really important to my overall health and happiness. Crazy day jobs in the past have obscured that, and that's been a bad thing. So I want to say,
THANK YOU to the Daily Press for picking up Brainwaves, and even putting it up next to Dilbert!
And, THANK YOU to everybody who reads here, or in your local daily, weekly or monthly, or online, or anywhere. You are all fabulous.
Oh, and THANK YOU to my son for finally showing up after 2 weeks of contractions. That was totally worth it and you are a capital dude.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Deceitful' Teletubies cards (Yu-Gi-Oh Version)

Hey, every body Look at the Yu-Gi-Oh cards below!!They are my super cheating cards. I know they’re just ‘Teletubies’ but their effects are very interesting. To see the full size image, just click the picture below.

‘Tinky Winky’ name of this card, the effects are:

  1. This card can be special summon from anywhere to the side of field
  2. Any cards effecs (such as spell, trap, and effect monster) are invalid to this card
  3. This monster can’t be destroyed in a battle
  4. This card can give 1000 direct damage to the oppenent’s LP every second

‘Dipsy’ name of this card, the effects are:
  1. This card can be special summon from anywhere to the side of field
  2. Any cards effecs (such as spell, trap, and effect monster) are invalid to this card
  3. This monster can’t be destroyed in a battle
  4. This card can raise its ATK and DEF 2000 points by paying 2000 of your oppenent’s LP

‘Laa-Laa’ name of this card, the effects are:

    1. This card can be special summon from anywhere to the side of field
    2. Any cards effecs (such as spell, trap, and effect monster) are invalid to this card
    3. This monster can’t be destroyed in a battle
    4. This card can raise its ATK and DEF 2000 points by increase 2000 of your own LP

Po’ name of this card, the effects are:

  • This card can be special summon from anywhere to the side of field
  • Any cards effecs (such as spell, trap, and effect monster) are invalid to this card
  • This monster can’t be destroyed in a battle
  • This teletubies can attack your oppenent’s LP direcly, This total card ATK and DEF are same as the total of Yu-Gi-Oh cards on this world

And the last, the special spell card for Teletubies card is named ‘TELETUBIES’ the effects are:

  • This card effects can’t be negated by any cards
  • You can call your Teletubies card from anywhere to the side of field
  • All of the Teletubies card will become twice forever
  • Your oppenent’s get 10,000 direct demage to his/her LP
  • After you win (that surely will hapend with very cheating cards) you must embraced to each other (like on the TV if Teletubies embraced each other)

Ha..ha...ha.. they just a joke there aren't card with very deceitful effects like that.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Franky 'One Piece'

Franky is my favorite character on One One Piece Manga.
As a cyborg, Franky's artificial parts grant him incredible strength, as well as making him practically invulnerable to most frontal attacks. He built his cyborg body himself, making his back his only weak point, as he couldn't reach it during construction. His fighting style focuses on projectile attacks, including an extendable right arm and cannons in his left arm. Franky's body is powered by cola, which he stores in a refrigerator built into his stomach. His supply of cola can be refilled by either drinking cola or manually inserting bottles directly into his refrigerator[citation needed]. His physical strength was enough to easily break through Fukurou's tekkai technique, which gives the body the hardness of steel.

Franky is very talented in many forms of construction; aside from building the Straw Hat's Thousand Sunny, Franky is able to build a very stable bridge across a large gap in an instant, using only nearby debris (while also paying amazing attention to detail).

Franky's hair style and attitude are affected by the type of drink he uses for fuel, seen when Chopper accidentally hands him vegetable juice and tea. Franky's strength and weapons are much more powerful when he is fueled by cola, and some of his attacks can not be used without it. His hair acts as a kind of meter to the amount of cola in his stomach, being tall if he is full and sagging if empty. Franky's stomach compartment can hold up to three bottles or three litres of cola.

According to Eiichiro Oda, Franky is represented by the color light blue, and he smells of carpentry wood and gunpowder, much like Usopp. Franky was created by Oda with Kazuki Yao's voice in mind because of his portrayals as Jango and Mr. 2 Bon Kurei

Franky is a cyborg who makes his first appearance in the city of Water 7 as the founder and leader of the Franky Family, a group of ship dismantlers and delinquents. His dream is to build a ship capable of sailing to the end of the Grand Line. He partially accomplished this when he constructed the Straw Hat pirates' second ship, the Thousand Sunny. He is currently sailing with the crew to completely fulfill his dream.

Franky (known originally as Cutty Flam) was born the son of a pirate in South Blue and crossed into the Grand Line when he was four years old. After being abandoned, he became the apprentice of the master shipwright Tom, who built Gol D. Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson. He and Iceburg helped Tom construct the sea train after Spandam, leader of CP5 at that time, brought charges against Tom in order to pressure him into surrendering the blueprints to the superweapon, Pluton. After completing the sea train, Tom refused to give up the blueprints, resulting in Spandam using Cutty Flam's fleet of warships to attack Water 7. In order to protect Cutty, Tom takes the blame for the attack and is sentenced to the Marine prison Impel Down. Cutty Flam tries to stop the sea train as it is taking Tom away, but is run over by the charging engine. Nearly dead, he awakens on a scrapped vessel and uses the nearby parts to create his cyborg body. Cutty Flam later returns to Water 7 under the name Franky, where he rounds up the lowlifes of the city to form the Franky Family. Franky has 'BF36' carved into his shoulders, indicating he is the thirty-sixth iteration of his Battle Franky line. Series creator Eiichiro Oda says Franky has a 'butt-butt-chin.

When asked why Franky is powered by cola, Oda simply replied "COLA IS GOOD".

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Twelve years before the events at the focus of the series, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked Konohagakure. Powerful enough to raise tsunamis and flatten mountains with a swish of one of its tails, it raised chaos and slaughtered many people, until the leader of the Leaf Village – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed his own life to seal the demon inside Naruto when he was a newborn. The Fourth Hokage, who was celebrated as a hero for sealing the demon fox away, wanted Naruto to be respected in a similar light by being the containment vessel for the demon fox.

The Leaf Village, however, shunned him, regarding Naruto as if he were the demon fox itself and mistreated him throughout most of his childhood. A decree made by the Third Hokage forbade anyone to discuss or mention the attack of the demon fox to anyone, even their own children. However, this did not stop them from treating him like an outcast and as a result he grew up an orphan without friends, family, or acknowledgment. He could not force people to befriend him, so he sought acknowledgment and attention the only way he knew – through pranks and mischief.

However, that soon changed after Naruto graduated from the Ninja Academy by using his Shadow Clone Technique, a technique from a forbidden scroll that he was tricked into stealing, to save his teacher, Iruka Umino, from the renegade ninja Mizuki. That encounter gave Naruto two insights: that he was the container of the demon fox, and that there was someone besides the Third Hokage who actually cared for and acknowledged him. His graduation from the academy opened a gateway to the events and people that would change and define his world, including his way of the ninja for the rest of his life.

The main story follows Naruto and his friends' personal growth and development as ninja, and emphasizes their interactions with each other and the influence of their backgrounds on their personalities. Naruto finds two friends and comrades in Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, two fellow young ninja who are assigned with him to form a three-person team under an experienced sensei named Kakashi Hatake. Naruto also confides in other characters that he meets throughout the series as well. They learn new abilities, get to know each other and other villagers better, and experience a coming-of-age journey as Naruto dreams of becoming the Hokage of the Leaf Village.

Throughout all of the Naruto plot, strong emphasis on character development changes the plot, with very few things happening because of chance. At first, emphasis is placed on Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, who are the members of Team 7. However, other characters are developed, such as Kakashi, Tsunade, and Jiraiya, as well as Naruto's peers in the other teams and villages. Several major villains come into play as well, the first being Zabuza Momochi, a missing-nin from Kirigakure, and his partner, Haku. Later, in the Chunin Exams arc, Orochimaru is introduced as an S-Class missing-nin at the top of Konoha's most wanted list. During this arc, three ninjas known as the Sand Siblings are introduced. These siblings are from Sunagakure and include Temari, Kankuro and Gaara. Later still, a mysterious organization called Akatsuki begins to pursue Naruto for the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox inside him.

In the original one shot of "Naruto," Naruto Uzumaki is the son of a powerful fox demon, whose spirit was sealed away by nine powerful warriors. Only one person, the current chief of the village of the demon fox spirits on Mt. Oinari with a large resemblance to the Third Hokage from the current series, survived, and he took on the duty of raising Naruto. Naruto, however, is mischievous and a trouble maker, pulling multiple pranks on others with each passing day. The village chief, angry, sends Naruto on special training to the human world to find a human friend he can trust, otherwise he would not be welcome to the village any longer.

While in the human world, Naruto meets the artist Kuroda, who trusted no one after his father's death, struggling to finish an important painting. After Kuroda's assistant, Takashi, is killed and the painting is stolen, Naruto is framed and arrested. Kuroda, however, sympathizes with Naruto enough to legally take all punishments that would have been given to Naruto. Naruto, attempting to repay Kuroda, searches for Takashi's murderer, eventually finding out that Matsushima, who hired Kuroda to make the painting, and his body guard plotted the whole affair and framed Naruto. Naruto defeats both of them with ease, and the two get arrested, with no one believing their stories about Naruto's abilities. Although Naruto befriends Kuroda, however, Kuroda is too busy to follow Naruto to Mt. Oinari, and thus Naruto leaves to continue his quest.

The original Naruto had a significant theming on friendship and trust. At the beginning of the story, neither Naruto or Kuroda trusted anyone, but by the end both befriended and trusted each other. Despite its high results in the reader poll after getting released, Kishimoto thought "[the] art stinks and the story's a mess!" Kishimoto also revealed that he was originally working on Karakuri for the Hop Step Award when, unsatisfied by the rough drafts, decided to work on something different instead, which later formed into Naruto.

Noticeably, in the original Naruto, scrolls and stickers are used for the lesser jutsu, rather than using hand signs to initiate jutsu.

When an interviewer asked Kishimoto if he had any message for his Anglophone audience, Kishimoto said "I feel sometimes that Naruto is too Japanese, with all the chakra and hand signs, but as you read it you'll find that it's fun."

A Toothbrush, A Hairdryer, and Some Ipps

Don't try to read it here, silly. It's too teeny. Go see it on Flickr.
This is based on an incident that occurred in our bathroom many years ago. My husband and I were living in an apartment and were getting ready for work. He was brushing his teeth, I was drying my hair. He turned and looked at me and opened his mouth to show off his icky toothpaste. I aimed the hairdryer at his face. The laws of physics being what they are, toothpaste ended up covering pretty much the whole bathroom. It was fabulous.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Ichigo Kurosaki "Bleach"

Ichigo's mother, Masaki Kurosaki, began taking him to a dojo to learn karate when he was four years old. There, he met and fought with Tatsuki Arisawa, whom he lost to the first few times. Whenever this happened, he would start crying, only to stop instantly when comforted by his mother, to whom he was deeply attached. Tatsuki described Ichigo as a thin child, who looked very happy and always smiled when around his mother.

When Ichigo was nine, Masaki was killed by the hollow Grand Fisher, although Ichigo did not find out the true cause of her death until early in the main Bleach storyline. After her death, Ichigo was distraught and stood on the shore where his mother was killed for days. The entire Kurosaki family transformed at the death of Masaki — Karin became tough and did not cry again, while Yuzu took up the household chores. Prior to learning about Grand Fisher, Ichigo felt guilty for his mother's death, blaming himself for wandering too close to the water and causing her to put herself in harm's way to save him. Even after that, Masaki's death continues to influence Ichigo by causing him to feel guilt for his inability to protect those close to him: because of this guilt, Ichigo developed a resolute will to gain the power to protect his loved ones. This is a recurring theme in many of Ichigo's battles, particularly the assertion that his reasoning is the opposite of what he claims: his opponents often claim that he protects his loved ones in order to fight, not the other way around.

Three years before the main storyline, Orihime Inoue's older brother Sora died in the Kurosaki clinic from injuries acquired in a car accident. Ichigo watched as Orihime cried for her brother, although he did not find out that the crying girl he saw was Orihime until a short time before the main storyline.

While in junior high school, Ichigo met and befriended Yasutora Sado, then from Mashiba Junior High, who helped him out of a fight. Ichigo called him Chad because of the nametag he was wearing, which can be read either Sado or Chad, and continued using the name after being corrected. Chad, although extremely strong, was often the target of beatings because he refused to fight for his own sake due to a promise he had made as a child to his grandfather. Upon discovering this, Ichigo made a pact with Chad in which they both agreed to fight and risk their lives for something the other was willing to risk their life for.

Ichigo's spiritual powers are not limited to just shinigami abilities; he possesses hollow powers as a result of his training with Urahara. While attempting to recover his shinigami powers, Ichigo began transforming into a hollow from the corrosion of his severed soul chain. Ichigo succeeds in awakening his shinigami powers, but retains his hollow spirit inside himself from the transformation. The title page of chapter 220 depicts the inner hollow with the mirror writing of Ichigo's name.

Ichigo's hollow spirit is his evil alter ego. The spirit is pretentious and mocks his counterpart's inability in a sneering, didactic fashion whenever the chance arises. He relishes the idea of taking Ichigo's strength for himself, and claims to be the manifestation of Ichigo's instinctive lust for battle and the next kill. He also seems to gain any abilities that Ichigo knows, evidenced by his usage of both getsuga tensho and bankai. Unlike Ichigo, the hollow fights like a berserker, and is able to ignore any injuries Ichigo has previously sustained along with considerable increases to his speed and strength.

At different points in the series, Ichigo's hollow powers have manifested themselves in different ways. Initially, Ichigo's hollow mask would appear on his body to block fatal blows, unbeknownst to Ichigo until the fight ends. During his battle with Byakuya Kuchiki, half of the mask appeared on his face when Byakuya was about to get the finishing blow, allowing his inner hollow to take over until Ichigo suppressed it. The same event is repeated multiple times after that, first indication of which being Ichigo's left eye gradually blackening, as the hollow takes control. While suppressing his inner hollow, Ichigo is left effectively paralyzed, since his concentration was focused on suppressing it rather than fighting. The hollow claims that it manifests itself to protect Ichigo during near death moments because it is connected to Ichigo, and it would be a great inconvenience to the hollow if Ichigo was to die.

While he was in training with the vizard, Ichigo's soul was completely overcome by his inner hollow for a short period, causing him to physically transform into a hollow. His near-complete hollow form resembles a large, humanoid lizard. In this form, Ichigo demonstrated several high-level abilities, including high speed regeneration, enhancement of limbs, and the ability to fire cero blasts from his fingers. However, this form didn't last long as Ichigo emerged from the hollow shell as his standard shinigami self wearing a hollow mask.

After training with the vizard and subjugating his inner hollow, Ichigo can use his hollow mask while retaining his personality, but could originally only wear it for eleven seconds at a time. His limit increases during his third battle with Grimmjow Jeagerjaques, but to what extent is unclear. His overall limit is barely a fraction of the amount other vizard can maintain their masks. After the time limit, the mask breaks and Ichigo loses its benefits. Subsequent attempts to use the mask can only be maintained for an instant. While wearing the mask, Ichigo's hollow powers supplement his shinigami powers, giving him a vast increase in both strength and speed.

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