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Eye Color

I'm not usually one to bring these things up, but when I was looking through some older chapters, I discovered that Ukitake's eyes are actually brown, at least in the Soul Society arc (I know, I'm as shocked as you are that the anime was consistent with an eye color). Now, I know we've got that color page of him and Shunsui with the white-on-green theme and his eyes are green there, but is it possible that Kubo simply changed the color for that particular page (as he has on a couple other occasions) instead of outright retconning the color? And if so, should we change his eye color to brown?--Xilinoc (talk) 15:42, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

This is a toughie to consider then because we have other characters, like Ulquiorra who has had a Hollow hole at the base of his throat and then in the chest yet we mention both of those appearances in his Appearances section!! But I am not comfortable with assuming that the change was made for art reasons as then why weren't Kyōraku's eyes changed in the exact same cover when he has brown eyes too!! In the end we have two canon references here and a man we know who can retcon himself as he has done before!! We need to tread carefully here!! SunXia (Chat) 17:46,12/9/2014 
I'd say Ulquiorra is a bit of a different case from a one-time change in color, honestly. Ukitake's been seen in one color page with those eyes, but Ulquiorra had dozens of chapters of the moved hole. Honestly, Kubo's way more prone to changing colors for effect: on the color spread we had for the end of the hiatus, several characters with black hair gained dark- to light-blue hair, possibly so it wouldn't blend in with all the Shinigami uniforms on the page. I doubt Kubo changed all of their hair permanently to those colors, and such is my stance on the eyes. The anime kept running with the original eye color they saw from Kubo, and they generally do color correction when Kubo makes it clear that they dun goofed (the change in coloration of Kokujō Tengen Myō'ō is a prime example of this). As for Shunsui, I'd say the reason would be related to how Ukitake was much closer to the camera than he was and thus the change was more vital there, but that's just guesswork and logic application on my part, I suppose.--Xilinoc (talk) 19:49, December 9, 2014 (UTC)
For added proof of the noncommittal color changes, compare Ichibei's normal skin color to his ruddy, darker appearance here.--Xilinoc (talk) 23:35, December 9, 2014 (UTC)
In those cases I think it's more safe to say that Ichibei's skin and the hair colors on the color spread are just a matter of artistic license. Heck, to be honest I'm still not convinced that Gremmy's eyes are red. Maybe it is too arbitrary of condition, but maybe we should disregard color pages that don't actually depict the characters as they appear in the manga (appearance-wise). Mohrpheus (Talk) 00:49, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Knowledge of Healing

Ukitake as a healer? Would that go under Kido or as a separate skill? --AldenHeathcliffe (talk) 20:37, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

From how the procedure was described (Ukitake directing the actions of Hanatarō and Isane), it seems less like he can use Kaidō and more like he has some good knowledge of medical procedures and the like, so it would likely go under a separate skill section - something like Medical Knowledge - if it were to be added.--Xilinoc (talk) 23:37, January 29, 2015 (UTC)


Could add that his under his robes his physical body is rather emaciated. Skitzo1 (talk) 16:33, February 20, 2015 (UTC)

In comparison to what exactly, many characters have builds that arent reminiscent of someone of their capability, considering his power one could say its odd for zaraki to be capable of what he is based on appearance as he is tall and skinny in comparison to komamura.--Salubri (Chat) 17:32,2/20/2015 

The first sentence of the appearance section actually says "Ukitake is a tall man with a somewhat emaciated appearance," so it is already listed. Or did you mean you thought it ought to be expanded upon? I think what it says is fine as it is personally. ~~Ууp <talk> 19:21, February 20, 2015 (UTC)

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