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29 August 2011 @ 12:45 am
ESSAY: Espada Hollow Holes SYMBOLISM  
Odd subject of analysis, but it's amazing what you discover when you do a little research into these things...

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rensozukenrensozuken on August 29th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
I always had an idea on how Ulquiorra and Nnoitra's aspects of death were linked to their hollow holes, but the reasoning on Grimmjow's hollow hole placement was something that intrigued me. Never knew that the lower abdomen is linked to honor in japan/china.
rensozukenrensozuken on August 29th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
So is it safe to assume that Grimmjow's "Destruction" equals to "Suicide"? Like, he died by committing suicide when he was a human?
icefrostyicefrosty on August 30th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Wow, I never considered his aspect of death could link to that! Very interesting and highly probable! The mystery deepens...

Perhaps (this may sound farfetched), Grimmjow belonged to a gang of some kind (it would be safe to assume that Grimmjow was that type of guy, and even as a Hollow did not object to the company of a group), got a rival, perhaps vying for leadership, fought, and when he failed to kill said rival, killed himself out of the shame? It would explain his obsession with fighting and bringing down Ichigo or die trying.

Maybe this also explains his borderline obsession with being 'the king' or leader.

God this sounds less like a plausible explanation than a fanfic waiting to be written...
njxaxsonnjxaxson on August 30th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
This is very interesting. Although I have reflected on it before, I'll pose you the question since it is relevant here:

Where is Tia Hallibel's hollow hole?

I've heard an array of answers, but I am actually inclined to believe that its omission is deliberate. I think it's worthy of some good discussion.
icefrostyicefrosty on August 30th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)
It's been confirmed in the Arrancar Databook (I forget which) that Harribel's Hollow Hole is located where her womb would be. To me, that indicates that she probably died in childbirth, with her child also dying in the process.

Perhaps this explains her compassion towards her Fraccion and dislike for needless killing, as perhaps she feels guilt for 'killing' her baby. This is all speculation, mind you.

I think that the reason her Hollow hole was hidden away cites Harribel trying to, subconciously or otherwise, hide away the permenant reminder of what made her Hollow and the pain. I think the same applies to Nnoitra, Ulquiorra (eventually wearing an outfit that hides his Hollow Hole, perhaps due to Orihime's influence) Szayel, Aaroneirro and Barragan.

Starrk seems to revel in his own misery, and thus shows his Hollow hole, what with his constant complaining, unwillingness to do anything at all, tiredness with his own life. Now HE is the true Emo of Bleach, nevermind Ulquiorra!

Grimmjow, I think he sees no shame in showing his Hollow hole, perhaps for the reasons I cited in this essay regarding it and its links to 'honour'. Also it could be his ego flaunting around.

I also heard Szayel's Hollow Hole is located on his...penis...O.O I think we can all guess why...

Maybe he was gay as a human (not hard to imagine), contracted AIDS or something through...you know...and subsequently died? Maybe that explains it?...I might be clutching at straws here ^^;

What do you think? Sorry, I've bombarded you with ideas ^^;
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