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It's stated in the manga, but not the anime, that Ukitake has tuberculosis. TB is very contagious, and is often fatal. So how is it that he has survived so long w/such a disease and no one else has caught it? (I know it's just anime and not like real life, but I'm curious to hear people's thoughts.)
06-26-2007, 06:45 PM
Because they ran out of ideas to make him stand out from the other characters.
06-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Captain Unohana and the rest of the 4th Division, I'd guess. I'm sure a Captain level Shinigami in the 4th could handle TB, at least enough to prevent it from killing him.
06-26-2007, 09:21 PM
Or maybe its because Urahara gave him something that cause it to stay when in him and not go around.
06-27-2007, 08:06 AM
I dunno how, but Ukitake?!?! I kinda figured, but why Uki-sama?!?!
06-28-2007, 12:46 AM
Well, I'm pretty sure that you don't get normal diseases in the world of Bleach. IMO, this "tuberculosis" is probably some type of reiatsu infection which causes symptoms similar to TB. I mean, didn't Rukia say that Soul Society was a place free of hunger and sickness? So I'm assuming it means the bacterial/viral/parasitic kinds. Besides, the idea of a purely spiritual disease would be interesting to see.
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