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Hozukimaru/Demon Light
    It appears like any regular Zanpakuto when sealed. Ikkaku does hide a small vial of healing ointment in the base of the hilt, though. Hozukimaru's cross guard in an oval, with what looks like three small teardrops in relief on both the top and botton end. Hozukimaru's sealed form enables Ikkaku to employ it in battle as a normal weapon, with it's sheath being weilded in his other hand to serve as a secondary weapon.

    It's Shikai command is "Grow". Hozukimaru's Shikai is unusual in that Ikkaku slams Hozukimaru's hilt (and sometimes it's pommel) into it's sheath to activate it when saying the command phrase. Once activated, Hozukimaru takes on the form of what initially appears to be a naginata (spear) with a wax wood shaft. The pommel has a red horsehair tassel. While able to deliver powerful blows, it is not very durable as it tends to break against particularly strong strikes.

                                            Shikai Special Ability
    Ikkaku uses the command "Split" to separate his naginata into it's true form which is a Sansetsukon (Three Sectional Staff), after which the sections can independently reconnect and separate again at will. This special ability suprises one's opponent when they first attack. These chains are also able to extend a fair length, allowing Ikkaku to swing his weapon like a flail for mid-range attacks.      


                                Ryumon Hozukimaru/Dragon Crest Demon Light
    It keeps the three-section theme but loses it's naginata properties. Instead, it is merely three over-sized weapons connected by an equally large chain. To activate it during his fight with Edrad, Ikkaku slams the two broken pieces of his Shikai back into the spear form and says Bankai. Ikkaku's two main weapons are a Chinese Monk's spade and a standard Guan dao. Both have a traditional...


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