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    Ban-Kai is a zanpakutou's final form. It means "Full Release'"

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    The third form of a

    Zanpaktou

    is Bankai or "full release" is the true form of the Zanpaktou and has immense power. For the most part only Lieutenant level and higher Shinigami have obtain this level because the imence time it takes to train to call out the true power of the sword. The powers, form, and limit, greatly depend on the soul, spirit energy, and personality of the wielder. But also depends on the sword itself. As seen with Ichigo Kurosaki, one must become one with their Bankai to finally release it. The shinigami must search deep in themselves and defeat the Bankai as a physical being to be able to use this power.

    When Bankai is released the Shinigami usually yells or says "Ban-Kai" to release this power.

    The form of the Bankai is not reserved to that only of a sword. The bankai takes its true form which can be anything from a katana to a giant weapon.

    Bankai not only changes shape of the zanpakutou, but also gives the Shinigami Bankai specific abilities.

    Know Bankai Users

    Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai

    Gin Ichimaru

    Byakuya Kuchiki

    Ginrei Kuchiki (assuming that he was a captain)

    Aikawa Love

    Rojuro ''Rose'' Otoribashi

    Ichigo Kurosaki

    Ikkaku Madarame

    Jushiro Ukitake

    Kaname Tousen

    Kensei Muguruma

    Mayuri Kurotsuchi

    Isshin Kurosaki

    Kisuke Urahara

    Shihouin Yoruichi (assuming that she was a captain)

    Retsu Unohana

    Renji Abarai

    Shunsui Kyoraku

    Sajin Komamura

    Hirako Shinji

    Soi Fon

    Toshiro Hitsugaya

    Sosuke Aizen

    Shuske Amagai

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