So the burning blue eyes is actually a Quincy Power ? Is it like a prototype for Blood Attack Power up, or an advanced form ? What's more, it's a borrowed power, even for OMZ. Does this mean that Bach constantly sends out his power to his Quincy ? Perhaps that is the real reason why their operation time is limited ?
Surprisingly, the way his Zanpakutou came up, is the way that most people was expecting to happen after regaining his Shi.... power and fusing with Fullbring. One short and one long.
So, if Ichigo were to insert the Small Z into the Big Z, it would make a cross and if it were to start burning, it would look exactly the same as in the inner world ?
Hmmmmm, maybe it is that his Shi....mi power are Fused with Hollow, while Quincy with Fullbring ? It would somewhat explain the way the swords also look, hmmmmm.
Is the sZ (small Z) inserted into the bZ (big Z), above the hole in the handle, or the hole below the handle ? Or are there only places where Ichigo can store energy to cumulate for a big attack ?
Can Ichigo now seal his Zanpakutou back into Asauchi ? If not, how does he intend to wear them ;P ? There is no longer any tape or chain to bound them.
Looks like most SR can't enter Holy Complete mode, from the way how the cross looked like from one of the other SR (in this chapter), plus most of them died without entering it, or being able to enter it (so Opie and the Old Quincy are already high ranked even among the SR).
I guess this means that Ichigo will also get new clothes in bankai. Looks like this time his swords might be fused with his clothes, making him look more like the Hollow that Ishin was fighting.
So the answer was neither partner, lover, servant or anything like that, but "myself"... well this was suggested somewhere at the beginning, IIRC, there was a line along of: "this Zangetsu is you yourself" (at bankai training ?) and the like.
It's the third Dual Zanpakutou and the third form of Ichigo's Shikai.