Well, as school is now coming to an end, and my mind has completely turned to mush, this idea hit me like a slippery fish. What if I could fuse Ace Combat with Bleach? Now, I KNOW at least one person out there is saying right now: "Ichigo no fly airplanes, narf!" Well, this isn't the case. My idea was more like, what if, instead of our beloved 13 Protection Squads, we had the 13 Protection Squadrons. I could take famous aces from throughout the Ace Combat franchise, and have them be the Captains, and use some of their more well known wingmen as the Lieutenants. The pilots' airplanes would be like their Zanpakutous. I could re-create Bleach enemies to be like Ace Combat enemies. "Hollows" would become "Strigons" "Gillians" would become "Kottos" "Adjunchas" would become "Gyges" "Vasto Lordes" would become "Hresvelgrs" "Arrancar" would become "Aigaion" and so on and so forth... The 'releasing' of the Zanpakutous would be actually quite easy. For example, if a pilot's plane was an Su-47 Berkut, their Shikai could be an X-02 Wyvern and their Bankai could be an ADF-01 Falken or something like that... well, actually, I think I'd make the Shikai the ADF-01 and have the Bankai be like a superweapon or something... I'll think it out a bit more when I get to that point. This is what I have so far as the 13 Squadrons (List Not Complete): (The Ace Combat characters that I've put in each position are the one's who, in my mind, are most like the Bleach counterparts for those positions) 1st Division: (Commander) Captain: Cipher ("Demon Lord of the Round Table") -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 2nd Division: (Head of Police Force) Captain: Talisman -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: Shamrock -Zanpakutou: 3rd Division: Captain: -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 4th Division: (Head of Support Squad) Captain: Ghost Eye -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: Oka Nieba -Zanpakutou: 5th Division: Captain: Solo Wing -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 6th Division: Captain: Red Swallow -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: Phoenix -Zanpakutou: 7th Division: Captain: -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 8th Division: Captain: -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 9th Division: Captain: Indigo Heron -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 10th Division: Captain: -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 11th Division: Captain: Mobius -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 12th Division: (Head of Weapons Development) Captain: Nemo -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: -Zanpakutou: 13th Division: Captain: Heartbreak One -Zanpakutou: Lieutenant: Huckebein -Zanpakutou: Now, IF I was going to do some sort of equivalent of Ichigo and his gang, that's is where I believe the Demons of Razgriz would come in. Obviously, I think the evils of American Gov't class has taken its toll and turned my mind inside out, which is the only way I could've come up with this idea. But now that I look back on it, this idea doesn't look half bad. Should I go for it? Or should I wait for my mind to reconstruct itself before attempting to contemplate anymore story ideas?