|“||How many times do I have to tell you, there is no point in saving the dead. That's a Shinigami's job. You should learn how to save the people who are alive. I have no interest in it and you have no talent in it. The Quincy will become extinct with your grandfather's generation, understand?||„|
|~ Ryūken to Uryū|
Ryūken Ishida (石田竜弦, Ishida Ryūken) is a Echt Quincy who is the son of Sōken Ishida and father of Uryū Ishida. He is the Director of the Karakura Hospital and also known as 'The Last Quincy', a title contested by his son.
Powers and Stats
Name: Ryuken Ishida
Attack Potency: Town level+ (Should at least be comparable, if not superior to his son, also stated that the powers he had during the Soul Society arc were feeble compared to his, inherited all the powers and skills of Sōken Ishida who was a former Wandenreich member)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Town level+
Durability: Town level+
Standard Equipment: Bow, Heilig Bogen, Quincy Cross
Intelligence: In terms of intellect, Ryūken is a very intuitive and perceptive man. Much to Uryū's dismay, Ryūken has repeatedly demonstrated that he can easily see through his son's tactics. When Uryū left to aid Ichigo and Sado in rescuing Orihime Inoue, Ryūken immediately determined what his son was doing without even looking at the note his son left.
Weaknesses: None notable
Master Archer: As the Last of the Quincy, Ryūken possesses all the skill of the previous generation. His skill in archery is to the point where he can fire an arrow with only a single hand, as well as being able to shoot a target behind someone without harming anything but the target. He is also precise enough to be able to easily hit an area 19 mm to the right of the heart.
Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy he primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere, and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons. He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi such as in Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.
Hirenkyaku Practitioner: Ryūken is capable of using this Quincy high-speed technique.
Spiritual Awareness: As a Quincy, Ryūken can sense Hollows at a significant distance.
Great Spiritual Power: Ryūken has displayed a great amount of spiritual energy. According to Ryūken his powers are quite different from the feeble ones his son lost during the Ryoka Invasion. He inherited all of the powers and techniques from the previous generation, his father, Sōken Ishida, and therefore was given the title of "Last Quincy".
Heilig Bogen (神聖弓 (ハイリッヒ・ボーグン), Hairihhi Bōgun; German for "Holy Bow", Japanese for "Sacred Bow"): Like most Quincy, Ryūken uses a bow as his primary weapon, but unlike his son, Ryūken is capable of willfully changing its size and can fire multiple shots at once. His bow is white, rather than blue.
- Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow," Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): By further condensing Reishi, Ryūken is capable of forming spiritual arrows.
- Klavier (クラヴィーア, Kuravīa; German for "Piano"): Ryūken fires a multitude of arrows one-handed in rapid succession.