As requested by fuon-yuuki. :)
Already we’ve considered the mirroverse versions of the lieutenants, espada, captains, and Karakura Town gang. Next up, the embodied zanpakuto! If they were the complete opposites of how they are in that filler arc, then what would they be like?
1. Hyorinmaru: A chatty flirt
Mirrorverse Hyorinmaru is the type of guy who WON’T shut up. He talks a mile a minute, and makes it impossible to get a word in edgewise. Plus, he’s an enormous flirt. Swords, shinigami, humans….he’ll flirt with anyone he encounters.
Hyorinmaru: So, if you’re not my master, then……..do you want to be? [winks]
2. Haineko: A reserved introvert
Mirrorverse Haineko likes to keep to herself, thoughtful and silent. When she is with other people, she rarely says more than a couple of words. So basically she and Hyorinmaru swap personalities in the mirrorverse.
Hyorinmaru: Heeeeey there.
3. Tobiume: A reckless party girl
If mirrorverse Tobiume knows one thing, it’s that being young is the best, and it must be fully enjoyed. That’s why she throws caution to the wind and makes the most of her youth by drinking, partying, and generally being wild and crazy.
Tobiume: You know what you’re problem is, Hinamori?
Tobiume: You went for a NERD, you loser!
Tobiume: If you had gone for a jock, you never would have been stabbed!!
4. Zabimaru: A timid baboon (Saru) and a serious snake (Hebi)
Mirrorverse Saru would prefer not to fight if possible; she figures that dialogue and compromise is the way to go. Hebi, meantime, is a very serious young kid. He never gets distracted, and thinks frogs are dumb.
Saru: Basically we think you should fight less, Renji.
Hebi: Yeah, I’m NEVER gonna finish War And Peace if you keep this up!
Renji: But why are you a lady?
5. Senbonzakura: A goofy class clown
Mirrorverse Senbonzakura sure loves making people laugh - he uses goofy antics, jokes, and physical humor to keep the people around him chortling. After all, life is way to short to be all stuffy and serious! And he just loves to take off his mask. That’s like his other favorite thing.
Senbonzakura: Woo! I’m totally naked…in the FACE!
Byakuya: Kill me.
6. Kazeshini: A loyal and kindhearted soul
Mirrorverse Kazeshini just wants Hisagi to be happy. He will always stand by him, and loves to obey orders. He is often seen sitting in the forest, cuddling bunnies while birds perch on his head.
Kazeshini: Hey. I got you a present.
Hisagi: Oooh, a cake!!
Kazeshini: It’s to show how much I care.
7. Ashisogi jizo: A tsundere
Canon Ashisogi jizo flutters around making odd noises….but will explode into a poisonous rage if angered. Mirrorverse Ashisogi jizo is the opposite. He seems like a grumpy little butterfly. But really he just wants cuddles.
Isane: Awww, look at it nuzzle me!
Ashisogi jizo: [purring]
8. Suzumebachi: A mellow layabout
Mirrorverse Suzumebachi doesn’t understand why everybody is always rushing about. Life isn’t a race; it’s something to take at your own slow, leisurely pace. Preferably while eating snacks, because snacks are the best.
Suzumebachi: Wanna see which one of us can take a longer nap?
Soi Fon: ???
9. Gegetsuburi: An insecure work addict
Mirroverse Gegetsuburi is horribly insecure about everything: his appearance, his weight, whether or not he’s really doing enough with his life. Everything! As a result, he works frantically, trying to prove himself.
Omaeda: You’re so handsome!
Gegetsuburi: W-why do you mock me??
10. Hozukimaru: A timid pacifist
Mirrorverse Hozukimaru tries to avoid fighting whenever possible. It’s not that he’s a coward or anything; he’s just a bit timid. He only wants to fight if it’s absolutely necessary, and if all attempts at dialogue have failed.
Hozukimaru: There! Now that we’ve done the lucky dance together, we don’t have to fight, right?
Ikkaku: Who the hell ARE you?
11. Ruri’iro Kujaku: A good-natured pushover
Mirrorverse Ruri’iro Kujaku knows that everyone is beautiful on the inside, and that that’s what counts. This philosophy makes him an easy-going guy….almost a pushover. I mean, if you get his name wrong or forget his favorite color or whatever, he’s not going to get mad. He’ll just go with it.
Ruri’iro Kujaku: Azure, wisteria - what’s the difference, really?
Yumichika: Who the hell ARE you?
12. Sode no Shirayuki: A rude lout
Mirrorverse Sode no Shirayuki is foul-mouthed and loud, not one to adhere to the niceties of polite society. Let’s just say that when she eats, her clothes don’t stay white very long.
Sode no Shirayuki: Whoa! Did you fuckers hear that?
Sode no Shirayuki: I just burped for like a full minute!
Sode no Shirayuki: Rukia, why are you hiding your face like that?
13. Tenken: A mean-spirited bully
Mirrorverse Tenken may not talk much, but he makes his intentions perfectly clear: he’s an asshole, who totally lives up to his beastlike appearance.
Gonryomaru: N-no Tenken! Please don’t burn my feet again!
14. Gonryomaru: A charismatic exhibitionist
Everybody loves mirrorverse Gonryomaru - he’s just so much fun! He tells the best jokes! He throws the best parties! He’s everybody’s best friend!
Hyorinmaru: Oooh, Gonryomaru and Tobiume are throwing a party??
Hyorinmaru: I am so there! They’re the coolest!
Gonryomaru: Yes. Yes we are.
15. Wabisuke: A smiling optimist
You never see mirrorverse Wabisuke without an enormous grin on his face. He just loves the world. So much.
Wabisuke: Kira! Looooove the new hair!
Kira: Um thanks?
16. Katen Kyokotsu: A worrywart and a chatterbox
The older mirrorverse Katen Kyokotsu cannot relax - she’s far too busy worrying about everyone and everything. She is often seen pacing around, biting her nails, and generally being a basketcase. The younger, meanwhile, is too busy talking everyone’s ear off to help.
Kyoraku: So, sake?
(Older) Katen Kyokotsu: A-are you trying to give my liver failure????
17. Sogyo no Kotowari: The most well-behaved kids EVER
Mostly they just sit quietly with their hands folded.
Ukitake: Do you guys want to play something??
Sogyo no Kotowari: But we might get our clothes dirty!