Originally Posted by He's a Mentalist
I am not debating the fact that Aizen can distort the appearance of objects to make them look a certain way and fool the sense of sight, but rather his distortion of mass. Mass isn't weight, but from what Grimmjow experienced in the room was due to a shikai ability. If Aizen were exerting his reiatsu over Grimmjow it would have to engulf the room with it, thus making the lesser Espada feel the same pressurized feeling. They sat there as if they weren't feeling a thing. That is where I am getting this from and why I think his shikai is able to distort the mass/density of a person although their density/mass is exactly the same. Another way of making the brain think a certain way.
But I am guessing we have come to some type of agreement?
Well, we were both right, we were just thinking of 2 different aspects of mass. You were thinking of an increase in density, which leads to an increase in mass. I was thinking of an increase in volume, which also leads to an increase in mass. I'm sure we can agree on that much so far.
Now about the whole "The other espadas at the table didn't feel a thing". My guess was:
1) We have someone like Kenpachi who has no control over his reaitsu and needs to wear an eye patch just to keep all of his reiatsu from spilling out, and his reiatsu floods the entire area around him.
2) Then we have someone like Byakuya who is actually capable increasing and decreasing his reiatsu at will, but once he does increase it, his reiatsu floods the entire area around him and affects everyone.
3) Finally, you have someone like Aizen who not only increases and decreases his reiatsu at will, but is also able to target a very specific area with his reiatsu, thus allowing others around him to not be affected.
Only an assumption.
Again and I know this is getting old, but based on the very example of Aizen's shikai given to us, and the fact that Aizen tells us he makes those hypnotized misinterpret other objects, I just think that Kubo/Aizen's interpretation of "Complete Hypnosis" is based more on the mass/volume manipulation than mass/density.
In the end, we're never really going to be sure until we see Aizen fight and see the limit of his shikai before he goes bankai, but I have admit, I've had more fun in this debate than I've ever had, lol. You forced me to refresh my memory on physics, and past midnight, yeah...
at the end of the day:
Note how Aizen carries his zanpakutou.
Now here as he enters for the espada meeting.
He never even had his zanpakutou on him.