Is it just me or does anyone else find Gremmy grossly offensive to the sensibilities? I mean like dam, those squinted eyes and pretentious smile just severely rub me the wrong way. If Kubo-sensei intended to create a character that repeatedly grates away at ones sensibilities, he succeeded, magnificently. Gremmy’s whole design, demeanor, attitude, cockiness, dialog, everything about him screams bastard. I can’t say I’m entertained much by his character so far, the arrogant nature central to his personality is pretty much urging my desire of wanting Zaraki/Yachiru to trash him on. Hopefully this battle won’t take much longer for “Zaraki” to wrap up.
I am curious about what the no-name Shinigami were talking about – why exactly did they only notice Zaraki when Gremmy created/imagined the stage? Was Zaraki really there before Gremmy lifted the ground up? Or was “Zaraki” made to appear there? I wouldn’t put it pass Yachiru’s zanpakutou copying Gremmy’s abilities and using it to imagine Zaraki being there, after all Yachiru’s zanpakutou is a “copycat” sword. On top of her zanpakutou tracing and copying her own moves, it may very well give her the ability to trace and copy others moves/abilities. We have already seen that Gremmy can create a whole different person with his imagination, so Yachiru could be doing the same for Zaraki. The battle started with Yachiru vs Sternritter “V”, so it may very well be progressing in such a way with Kubo-sensei trying quite cunningly to troll the readers.
Gremmy’s sure does look over-confident with his ‘visionary’ powers in manifesting his imagination. While his imagination may be his greatest weapon, it is also his greatest weakness. Gremmy’s arrogance is probably blinding him at the moment to his limitations but since his powers are defined by his imagination, they are also limited by it. If Gremmy cannot imagine it, he cannot manifest it and right there lies the blind-spot which not even he is aware of.
Gremmy’s dialog to Zaraki seems to be him trying to mentally unhinge Zaraki, but that ain’t going to happen. Gremmy doesn’t understand Zaraki and because of that, he wouldn’t understand exactly what can counter Zaraki and what is totally useless in the face of him.
I actually wouldn’t mind either of Zaraki or Yachiru taking down Gremmy, as long as someone takes him down – he is beginning to become a bore with his cockiness. Looking forward to the next chapter.