Originally Posted by PDQ
I don't follow. How did he get from hollows fusing with his Shinigami powers to it being Yhwach pretending to be his Zanpakto?
Seems like a non sequitur
Ichigo sees asauchi.
Wonders, Why does my zanpakuto look like my hollow?
Zangetsu is my Zanpakuto.
Niyama tells ichigo: No this hollow has always been your zanpakuto.
Whites attach themselves to shinigami powers and become the zanpakuto
(I.e, the arrancar method. Zanpakuto is inner hollow within oneself.)
If Whitey has always been Ichigo's Zanpakuto, as he attached himself to ichigo's shinigami self after birth, then obviously, zangetsu is a pretender.
Zangetsu is what his quincy powers looked like as they started to incroach on his shinigami powers. Whitey is the personification of his WHITE power...lulz.
Zangetsu is the personification of his quincy power.
In that effect, zangetsu has never actually been the one bestowing the shikai and bankai power, he highjacked it.
Ichigo's Zanpakuto powers have always been reminencent of hollow powers.
Getsuga tenshou in bankai is the same wavelength as Cero Oscuras.
He has a hollow mask.
Tensa Zangetsu looked like a Gillian-class menos.