I got another question that has been nagging for a while as well and actually it is a two part question. 1. Do we define the level of spirit pressure by size or how strong it is (basically, by quantity or quality). The reason why I am asking is because everyone who knows Ichigo has a "big-ass" spirit pressure, not on the level of Aizen, but still big since people like Ishida and Hirako have described it that way. When I first thought of that, I thought that it meant that he has alot, meaning that he can use much more than a normal shinigami, but that does not mean that it's much stronger than the next and the since his spirit pressure manipulation sucks, it leaks out alot more than needs. But I just wanna make sure that I get this, so thus do we measure spirit pressure by its size or by its quality? 2. Now, I was also analyzing the recent arc when Vaizard Ichigo bust through the scene against GJ. At first, I thought that he had gotten stronger as soon as he put his mask against GJ. But then something struck me. Since Shirosaki and Ichigo have the same base power, then what kind of boost would Shirosaki really give Ichigo in terms of spiritual pressure. I mean, when a zanpunkto goes from shikai to bankai, there is a boost because bankai is alot stronger than shikai. But Shirosaki isn't stronger than Ichigo, so how would Shirosaki's spirit pressure surpass GJ's if GJ is stronger than Ichigo and thus stronger than Shirosaki. Another proof is when Hirako put his mask. communist green communist green communist green communist green Look here, the only Hirako did when he put his mask was going and bust a cero on GJ. That is all he did, no sign of huge power boost or whatsoever, just that he performed a hollow technique. So, here's my theory: Vaizard Mask = gives the shinigami access to their hollow's reiatsu, thus increasing their reiatsu quantity and thus enables them to perform hollow-based techniques since they now have access to their hollow's reiatsu. If this seems like a dumb question, I'm sorry but I really need to get this cleared-up or at least see what people think since I hate the fact that it's nagging me and also I can use the info I get from this thread into my Bleachverse Analysis in the meta-battledome.