Ishida's Quincy Encyclopedia
Quincy Encyclopedia requested by anon. :)
This anon asked that I do a new Quincy Encyclopedia, modeled of course on Gin’s Arrancar Encyclopedia, only with somebody other than Ryuken as host. So I thought that I would let Ishida host!
1. Quincy bows
“I have often said that a bow is the only weapon a Quincy ever uses. Certainly they would never use a sword! Actually, as it turns out, that isn’t really true at all. The leader of the Quincy uses a sword, and most of the Quincy just use whatever power they happen to posses, like fire fingers or lightning bolts or being a robot. But bows are still important to the Quincy, because that is what they used originally."
Ishida: And I, of course, will keep the bow tradition alive forever!
Bazz-B: Ha! You fight with a bow? What a stick-in-the-mud!
Bazz-B: Don’t you know that modern Quincy like me fight with cool weapons and have cool mohawks?
Ishida: Are mohawks cool though?
Bazz-B: Burner finger 1.
"Bazz-B is Stern Ritter ‘H’ in the Quincy army! The ‘H’ stands for ‘Heat.’ So far he’s revealed four of his presumably five ‘Burner Finger’ techniques. Burner Finger 1 creates a narrow stream of fire, Burner Finger 2 creates a larger explosion, Burner Finger 3 turns buildings into lava, and Burner Finger 4 creates a giant sword o’ flame! There is presumably a Burner Finger 5, but we haven’t seen it yet.”
Cang Du: I have seen it.
Cang Du: He does a flame high-five.
Cang Du: Very deadly. Very dorky.
Ishida: That does sound like him.
Bazz-B: THAT’S NOT WHAT IT IS
3. The Quincy cross
“The Quincy cross is a very important motif in our culture! You can see it all over - on our uniforms, on jewelry, in our attacks. Sometimes it looks Celtic, like mine or a pentacle, like Ryuken’s. We even use it in attacks, as when I use the Sprenger.”
Ichigo: You know, I just noticed that with those uniforms and the crosses, you guys kinda look like Catholic priests.
Ichigo: Is that intentional?
Ichigo: Or is more of a ‘laundry man’ motif?
Ishida: Why are you here, KurosakI?
Ichigo: Um, because I’m a Quincy, duh.
“Gremmy Thoumeaux is Stern Ritter ‘V.’ The ‘V’ stands for ‘Visionary.’ He has the power to create anything that that he can imagine. This makes him very dangerous, and so until recently Yhwach kept him imprisoned. You can see why, considering that he created a meteor once he was let out. His real form is this, a brain in the jar. He only looks like this (a blond child) because he imagines it that way.”
Ishida: Why he chose to look like a child is beyond me.
Gremmy: Um, haven’t you ever heard of a ‘childlike imagination’?
Ishida: So your appearance was all for a pun?
Ishida: That’s so…….lame.
Gremmy: I’m going to imagine you with -
Ishida: AND THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK
5. Reishi Manipulation
"The main technique of us Quincy is called Reishi Manipulation. Reishi is the material from which spiritual bodies - like hollows and shinigami - and spiritual realms - like Soul Society and Hueco Mundo - are constructed. We Quincy can collect that material from the air and use it to create our weapons! This is why we are much stronger in a place like Soul Society.”
Ryuken: And yet you, Uryu, still managed to travel to Soul Society and lose.
Ishida: YOU ARE NOT AN INVITED GUEST HERE, RYUKEN
“Giselle Gewelle is Stern Ritter ‘Z’, which stands for ‘Zombie.’ She has the ability to use her blood to zombify people so as to take control of them. With Quincy, she can only use this ability on those who are dead. With shinigami, she can use it while they are still alive. In fact, zombifying the shinigami before death makes for zombies with quicker movements. Also, she has to use more of her blood if the spiritual pressure of her victim is high.”
Ishida: All this means, of course, that the zombified shinigami might still be alive?
Giselle: Naaaaah, they’re all dead!
Ishida: That is going to disappoint our viewers.
“Hirenkyaku is an important Quincy technique that allows for high-speed movement by riding the reishi beneath our feet!”
Ichigo: So it’s basically surfing?
Ishida: It’s not surfing.
Ichigo: It’s basically the same as flash step?
Ishida: Only faster!
Ichigo: Because you’re surfing?
Ishida: IT’S NOT SURFING
8. As Nodt
“As Nodt is Stern Ritter ‘F’ for ‘Fear.’ His ability allows him to shoot fear thorns into his opponents, which instills a deep fear in them and causes them to hallucinate terrors. As Nodt himself wears a bit of a scary uniform - as you can see, he wears this strange mask covered in spikes, beneath which he doesn’t have any lips.”
As Nodt: It is a blessing.
As Nodt: Those with lips are doomed to fear chapping.
As Nodt: Terrible, terrible chapping.
“Blut is a Quincy technique that can greatly increase our attack and defense capabilities! It involves us pulling reishi into our blood vessels. The only problem is that defense and attack cannot be used at the same time - you have to stop one to use the other.”
Yhwach: It was Blut that finally led Kurosaki Ichigo to realize his true heritage.
Yhwach: Once I explained it to him.
Ishida: Y-Your Majesty! You came on my show?
Yhwach: I like to be supportive.
“Haschwalth is Stern Ritter ‘B,’ but we do not yet know what that stands for. The popular theory is that it stands for ‘Balance,’ since he administers justice and used ‘balance’ in a sentence once. What we do know is that he has excellent hair and excellent eye lashes, and that he was replaced by me as Quincy heir.”
Haschwalth: You’re not supposed to feature me until my powers are revealed.
Ishida: I’m trying to be friendly.