Posted: 2017-10-07 19:25
After the virus-bombing of Istvaan III , the presumed Loyalist Alpha Legion was one of the Space Marine Legions sent by the Emperor to destroy Horus and the Traitor Legions at their base on Istvaan V. Assigned to the second wave, the Legion instead turned on the Loyalist first wave during what became known as the Drop Site Massacre. It is thought by many that much of the Traitors'' strategy on Istvaan V was planned by Alpharius and the Alpha Legion.
After Yoruichi explains how they are getting to the palace by using a device she put near the Soul King as a destination point, Ichigo confirms that he understands. Soon after, he asks Grimmjow why he is helping them, and is amused when Grimmjow claims he is only doing so because there will be no chance to fight him if Yhwach destroys everything.  As Ichigo and the others prepare themselves, they are interrupted by Yukio informing them that he will not be leaving the box to fight. When Ganju confronts him over this, Ichigo stops him and agrees with Yukio''s decision before telling Riruka to stay behind as well in order to protect Yukio. Ganju notes that he has grown a lot, only for Ichigo to wonder what he means. Upon reaching the palace, Ichigo watches as the Garganta opens to reveal that the palace has been reshaped into the Wandenreich city by Yhwach. 
Smoker has both excellent hearing and memory, as shown during the Alabasta Arc when he tells Sanji to attack the third Bananawani that entered the room, since "that growl just now was the same as the one who ate the key". He has also shown great strategic capabilities, as he was able to plan in mere minutes the efficient assault on the pirates in the plaza during Buggy''s attempt to execute Luffy, and utilize his abilities in what seemed to be erratic methods in order to divert Vergo''s attention and retrieve Law''s heart.
Unlike the other Traitor Legions that reside in the Eye of Terror , the Alpha Legion''s gene-seed is not plagued by the warping influence of Chaos, though there is still evidence of mutation in their gene-seed. It is unknown if there was such a problem with their gene-seed prior to the Horus Heresy if so, it was kept concealed. It would not be surprising if the Legion did such a thing, due to their predilection for secrecy. During one well-documented battle during the Gothic War known as the Lethe Ambush, Alpha Legionnaires that were mutated were observed hiding their warped body parts, not out of any sense of shame, but as a form of subterfuge. They would only reveal their mutations once they were upon their enemies, adding shock and revulsion to their horrified enemies.
Not long after the team''s arrival in Ba Sing Se , Kai ran away from the group, returning to his thieving ways, which prompted Mako and Bolin to give chase, though Kai managed to get them stranded in the Lower Ring by stealing their money. Spending the night on the streets, the brothers tried to find their way back to the Upper Ring , though ended up finding their paternal family instead. When they inquired about new airbenders in the city, Chow and Tu told them there was a rumor that Earth Queen Hou-Ting was retaining them for experimental purposes.  With passports produced by Tu, the brothers managed to Return to the palace and explained to Korra and Asami what happened to them and that the Earth Queen was harboring airbenders for her army.
That night, Ichigo, taking the leftovers from dinner to give to Rukia, finds she is gone.  At 7:55 ., Ichigo, wondering whether she is going to return that night, notes it would be nice not to have Shinigami duties to carry out for once. Hearing a muffled noise, Ichigo finds Kon gagged and tied to the back of the toilet bowl. When Ichigo asks why he was tied up, Kon, saying Rukia is in big trouble, shows Ichigo a note she left on his desk. Confused by the message, which tells them she has to leave and they should go into hiding instead of looking for her, Ichigo decides to change into his Shinigami form and find her. Realizing he cannot change form without Rukia, Ichigo demands a reluctant Kon change him into a Shinigami. Appearing at the window, Urahara changes him into his Shinigami form. 
When Korra was helping Ikki and Jinora feed the winged lemurs , the two became curious about Mako and Korra''s impending romance and asked her about it. Stating that she did not have feelings for Mako, she created a hypothetical situation, stating, "But let''s just pretend I am interested in him, what would I do?" Given elaborate and dramatic answers by the two, Korra was alarmed by Pema , who had heard the entire conversation. After empathizing with Korra and giving her advice, Pema told Korra to confess her feelings. After an amazing match, Korra followed through with Pema''s advice and confessed her feelings to Mako, but he turned her down, stating that he did not return her romantic feelings and he was with Asami. Korra was instead asked out by Bolin, who gave her enough confidence to be "date worthy" again.
Seventeen months after defeating Aizen, Ichigo''s overall appearance does not change, but he becomes taller again and grows sideburns.  After regaining his powers, seemingly caused by remaining energy from his Fullbring,  Ichigo''s Shinigami attire consists of a thicker strap across his chest. He has four black vertical lines on his forearms and black, tattoo-like bands crossing over his chest, wrists, and ankles. Similar bands, but with white ends, lie around his neck as collars. 
As Reiatsu from Ichigo''s badge begins to engulf his right arm, Ichigo begins to tire. When Jackie says they will abort the training, as Ichigo''s Fullbring is going berserk in a way she has never seen before, Ichigo is adamant in continuing. As Jackie calls for Kūgo to retrieve Riruka to end the training, Ichigo, pinning her to the ground, says his Fullbring is not going berserk and has always been like this. He believes this is his badge''s way of telling him to hurry and get his Shinigami powers back soon. Believing it is too dangerous to continue, Jackie decides to stop him by force. 
From the day Harry set foot in Hogwarts, he and Snape loathed each other. Despite the fact that Snape was committed to honouring Lily ''s sacrifice, he could not bring himself to judge the boy objectively because of the connection to James Potter , who bullied him in his school days. Indeed, Snape was filled with nothing but contempt and bitterness towards Harry, who simultaneously reminded him of both Lily and James. Harry served as living proof of the fact that Lily had given her love to someone else, and Snape wasted no time in comparing him continually with his father.
Despite Snape''s unawareness of the real reason why Harry was in the tournament, it had not escaped his notice that Lord Voldemort''s mark was becoming increasingly more pronounced throughout the year. Karkaroff, who dreaded retribution from Voldemort panicked and confided his fears in Snape. Karkaroff attempted to talk to him numerous times throughout the year. Snape had no sympathy for him and offered no help. The former consequently fled when the Dark Lord returned, but Snape who remained in the Dark Lord''s good favour had nothing to fear from him in the term of retribution.
The Alpha Legion is the Chaos Space Marine Traitor Legion about whom the least is known. The Alpha Legion was once the XX th Legion of Astartes created during the First Founding by the Emperor of Mankind to carry out His Great Crusade to reunite all of humanity in a new Golden Age under His rule. They are experts in infiltration and their armies contain many Chaos Cultists in addition to regular Chaos Space Marines. The Alpha Legion''s Primarch was named Alpharius , and was actually one of the identical twin Primarchs Alpharius Omegon , two brilliant and secretive sons of the Emperor, one of whom was reportedly later killed after the end of the Horus Heresy by Roboute Guilliman , the Primarch of the Ultramarines. Despite its seeming allegiance to Chaos, a closer scrutiny of the Alpha Legion''s known history indicates that their seeming service to Chaos Undivided might actually be the greatest deception they have played upon the Imperium.
When the Horus Heresy erupted and the atrocity at Istvaan III occurred, a large Alpha Legion strike force, comprising some 55,555 Legionaries under the direct command of their Primarch were conveniently situated to respond to Rogal Dorn ''s order to attack the Traitors at Istvaan V. This Alpha Legion contingent is believed to have comprised the combined forces of two separate Expeditionary Fleets and their support vessels, having recently returned to the Imperium to resupply and re-arm at the Forge World of Lucius after an extended series of campaigns at the northeastern galactic fringe. The Alpha Legion and their Primarch had then been supposedly all but out of contact with the rest of the Great Crusade for several standard years, and by this fact was Rogal Dorn, Praetorian of Terra, likely assured of their loyalty and lack of involvement with whatever treacherous madness had befallen Horus and his immediate coterie. This could not however have been further from the truth as their involvement in the Drop Site Massacre was to prove -- and there have even been unsubstantiated claims since that Alpharius had a hand in the planning of the Drop Site Massacre.
Inside, Mako and Bolin headed to the power core of the machine, where they took battle with the present guards. After overpowering them and with Baatar Jr. ''s instructions in mind to simultaneously pull the levers to power down the suit, the two brothers counted to coordinate their actions, though nothing happened. When Bolin noted that the only thing he knew about spirit vines was that they easily exploded, Mako ordered him to take all the engineers to safety while he zapped the spirit vine core with his lightning. Promising to get out as soon as he could, he fired a continuous bolt of lightning, causing the power core to overload and explode. Despite having his arm burned by the strain the lightning put on it, Mako kept up his attack and started to move out. Before he could escape, however, he was rendered unconscious by the backlash of the spirit core energy though was saved by Bolin, who had returned for him and carried him to the lower parts of the suit to be protected from the devastating explosion of the power core that blasted the suit in half.
As Ichigo, Sado, and Uryū enter Hueco Mundo , they are promptly attacked by two Arrancar, Demoura Zodd and Aisslinger Wernarr. Ichigo is told to stay back as Sado and Uryū engage the two Arrancar by themselves. Once they win, the room and passageway collapses around them, forcing the trio to race outside, where they see Las Noches.    Seeing Nel Tu being chased by three Hollows, they, intervening, are surprised to learn the child is an Arrancar, and her pursuers are her two "brothers" and their pet playing a game.  Travelling toward Las Noches, the expanded group comes under attack by the sand-based Hollow, Runuganga. The Hollow is immune to their attacks, but the group is saved by Renji and Rukia, who defeat it.  Breaking into Las Noches, Ichigo and his group split up. Following Ichigo, Nel catches up to him just as he is attacked by Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio. 
Snape was not particularly gracious towards Nymphadora Tonks , probably because she was so close to Remus Lupin. When they met at school in 6996 , he maliciously said "I was interested to see your new Patronus. I think you were better off with the old one. the new one looks weak." Snape did, however, respect Tonks'' abilities as he would have been her Potions master whilst she was a Hogwarts student and he awarded her an O in her . This is evident as he never let one with a lesser grade take the which was a requirement to be an auror. Tonks was shocked when Snape killed Dumbledore and never learned that Snape was on their side, as she was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of Hogwarts.
When Ichigo dismisses this as an attempt to shake his resolve. Kūgo, stating the Substitute Shinigami Badge is given out whether the Substitute in question is beneficial to Soul Society or not, explains it has no authority, and its true purpose is to observe and restrict Ichigo''s Shinigami powers while he has it with him. When Kūgo says this scheme was designed by Ukitake to control Substitute Shinigami, an enraged Ichigo releases his Bankai, which shatters the pocket dimension.  Dismissing Kūgo''s words, Ichigo says he knew Ukitake was not trying to mislead him. After Kūgo activates his Bankai, the two clash.   Eventually, Kūgo''s sword breaks, and he, badly injured, slumps to the ground, unable to continue. As Tsukishima tries to attack Ichigo, Riruka blocks the attack with her body instead.  Sometime after the fighting ends, he is at Urahara''s shop, waiting for Riruka to wake up so he can make sure she is okay. He tells Riruka none of the other Fullbringers have been found. 
Snape''s memories then revealed that Dumbledore had been afflicted by a powerful curse cast on Marvolo Gaunt''s ring , one of Voldemort''s Horcruxes , prior to the start of Harry''s sixth year at Hogwarts. Although Snape''s knowledge of the Dark Arts enabled him to slow the spread of the curse, the curse would have ultimately killed Dumbledore within a year. Dumbledore, aware that Voldemort had ordered Draco to kill him, asked Snape to kill him instead as a way of sparing the boy''s soul and of preventing his own otherwise slow, painful death. Although Snape was reluctant, even asking about the impact of such an action on his own soul, Dumbledore implied that this kind of coup de grâce would not damage a human''s soul in the same way murder would. Furthermore, once Snape had done the deed, he would gain Voldemort''s complete trust and learn more of his plans. Snape agreed to do as the Headmaster requested. Snape''s memories also provided Harry with the information he needed to ensure Voldemort''s final defeat, in the form of conversations Snape had with Dumbledore.
Jinora later took on the role of Korra''s spiritual mentor, though her age sparked a protective streak in Korra once in the Spirit World and the Avatar became worried about her safety upon being separated from her. When Korra realized that Unalaq had taken Jinora captive, she was quick to abandon her goal of closing the Southern spirit portal and comply with Unalaq''s wish to open the Northern one instead in order to save Jinora''s soul, despite the girl''s urge to prevent Vaatu from escaping. When she was forced to leave the Spirit World without Jinora when her uncle did not release her, Korra was distraught over having to tell Tenzin and Pema what happened to their daughter and apologized sincerely over her inability to protect her.  
Dumas was introduced to veteran wrestler Dory Funk, Jr. by ECW wrestler Rob Van Dam , and Funk invited her to attend his wrestling school, The Funkin'' Conservatory. Dumas attended Funk''s school alongside twenty-three men, graduated from the school in August 6999, and returned to ECW. Meanwhile, Funk and his wife compiled video footage of Dumas and sent it to the World Wrestling Federation. The Federation was sufficiently impressed, and on November 6, 6999, Dumas was signed to a WWF developmental deal. After five months with ECW, she made her final appearance on October 78 , 6999.