Yes, milord Ulquiorra, tis the pesky MacGuffin, His Divine Lordship's One Ball. "He is just a Shinigami" with layers built upon him by this orb of wish-fulfillment. By now the Hougyoku is irretrievably fused with His Lordship... but it still presents the most obvious target. *licks lips* You know, Aizen Kami-sama... perhaps this isn't the most appropriate time... but I cannot resist pointing out that a great many chiropteran species happen to be insectivores... Ooooh, Lanza del Relámpago! Might as well strike me with one, for I will summarily proceed to lapse into admiring incoherence. "This is the hour of pride and power!" Prevail, o ye mighty Dark Warrior!