" thats a great beginner's guide. only thing. both of Chad's arms can transform. "Yeah good guide..
His other arm can transform into a shield right?
" Didn't Chad and Orihime get their powers from Ichigo when he couldn't control his spirit powers at first? Specifically around the time when Ichigo and Ishida were fighting hollows in a field, and then a Gillian appears and Ichigo goes crazy powerful and strikes it? I faintly remember that having to do a little bit with why both Orihime and Chad have powers. Oh, and Ishida also used what seems like knives or swords as well. And if you really want to get technical about it, he can use a liquid form of his quincy powers to start a chain reaction of sorts. "no they didnt get the power from ichigo, if you read the latests chapter you will know that their power is fullbring
Thats right; it's weird .. it transpires that originally it's actually Chad's defensive power that has manifested which is how he matches up to the Old Espada when he finally learns his true power. Which comes from his lineage; IMHO.
Nice overview of the whole anime and a great intro I reckon.