Re: Shunsui : The Shinigami that was underestimated the most
No one but morons ever thought Kyoraku was weaker than Urahara...
Originally Posted by KingHashirama
It's been known that Yamamoto, Unohana, Kyoraku, and Ukitake were the strongest Captains ever since the discovery that they were the oldest so I don't know where you're getting this idea that Kyoraku was ever underestimated. When Yamamoto died, the only obvious choices for the new Captain Commander were Unohana or Kyoraku. Both are wise, strong, and level-headed. However, with Kyoraku being Yama's student it only makes sense that he'd take up his teacher's mantle.
On a side note, there's still evidence that suggests Unohana may be stronger than Kyoraku and Ukitake. Kyoraku being appointed the new Captain Commander isn't indicative of him being the strongest. At the end of the day, what really matters is the ability to lead the Gotei 13 and raise their spirits. Something Kyoraku was clearly shown doing after the Quincy invasion. This combined with his strength is what landed him the CC position. It's not always about sheer power.
Don't make his appointment seem like something that came out of the blue, because it wasn't. Any Bleach reader with a shred of common sense saw it coming.