[To Ichigo] So you can withstand my Cero even without your mask... You've gotten stronger. Is it because you defeated Grimmjow? Or...Is it because of her? [Motions to Inoue] Or maybe because of your friends, still fighting down below. That girl is already one of us. Even if you manage to rescue her, that won't change. Rescuing her...Is meaningless.
There wouldn't have been a bright future if I had died or I had been the only one to survive.