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Bleach was a shōnen manga created and written by Taite Kubo. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2001 to 2016, finishing the narrative after a total of 74 volumes. Bleach is focused on the adventures and journeys of the adolescent Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents’ destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—it is a personification of Death similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His new-found powers force him to take on the duties of defending the humans from various evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife, which in turn set him on journeys to various ghostly realms of existence. Bleach was and still is one of the most popular manga series in history. It has been adapted as a long-running anime series with four cinematic tie-ins, and a featured film. There are also several video games based on the manga and anime.
Bleach has a large following and is considered to be one of the most important manga and anime series of its generation. We at Fiction Horizon have already written about Bleach, but we never really analyzed the while mythology in more detail and that is the goal of today’s article. In today’s article, we are going to give you an overview of the 15 strongest characters in Kubo’s Bleach, with their short biographies, as well as the reasons behind them being on our list. Enjoy!
15 Strongest Bleach Characters
15. Yoruichi Shihōin
Yoruichi Shihōin is the former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13 and the former commander of Onmitsukidō. Her lieutenant was Marenoshin Ōmaeda. After giving up her mastery of the two positions, she works with Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, who are based in the Urahara business in the human world.
Yoruichi Shihōin is a slim, well-endowed, average-sized woman. She has dark skin, golden irises, and purple hair. Her hair is held at the waist and in a ponytail, with chin-length bangs that frame the sides of her face. Her standard outfit consists of a black, backless, and sleeveless undershirt, an orange overshirt with two white suspenders on each shoulder, a large beige belt around the waist, and stretch pants with a pair of light brown shoes that allow stealth and lightness to use Shunpo.
She previously wore a beige neck warmer, which she pulled up to cover her face to hide her identity, but has apparently given up its use. She occasionally wears long beige cuffs and leggings, each secured with ribbons. During Quincy’s Blood War, Yoruichi wears a short dress, cuffs, and thigh-high boots.
Unlike any other known shinigami, she can turn into a little black cat for a long time. In this form, she has a distinctive male voice and golden eyes. 110 years ago, when she was captain, she wore the same sleeveless, backless Onmitsukidō uniform with long black wrist guards that Suì-Fēng now wears, but with a black ribbon around her neck. She wore a long-sleeved captain’s haori.
Her hair was much shorter and cut similar to Suì-Fēng’s current hairstyle, but without braids. At some point before, she wore the white uniform of the Onmitsukidō correctional facility. Yoruichi is intelligent and funny and has a deep knowledge of the soul society and how it works, as she was the former leader of the Onmitsukidō and the captain of the second division.
Although she is of noble origin, she behaves differently from most other nobles, just like Kaien Shiba. For example, she asked Suì-Fēng to refer to her without using any honorary suffixes but reluctantly contented herself with being called “Yoruichi-sama“. On several occasions, she transforms into her human form right in front of Ichigo, only to see his reaction to seeing her naked, which she teases him.
In addition, she speaks in a dialect used by elders, e.g. B. by identifying herself as “washi” (a term that older people often use to define themselves) rather than in more feminine terms such as “watashi” with both his human and his animal. To shape. While it is not known how she got her cat transformation, she seems to prefer to spend most of her time there. While showing Ichigo her shinigami form, she forgot to get dressed as she had grown used to not needing them; because I’ve been in cat shape for so long.
She especially likes morphing in front of people to see their shocked reaction due to the shape of her cat that makes her manly. Her love for her cat shape extends to great anger when someone harms her or offends her appearance. This shows how upset she was after her tail was damaged.
Although Yoruichi is relatively calm and mature when a situation calls for it, she is quite relaxed and upbeat and often teases or flirts with younger people than her, like Ichigo Kurosaki of Underground Hot Spring, a younger and hotter Byakuya Kuchiki, Suì-Fēng above his time as captain and Kisuke Urahara, childhood friend, former subordinate and former captain colleague. Yoruichi prefers to drink milk, which is consistent with his practice of transforming himself into a cat.
And while famously known for being a cat, Yoruichi is actually a top fighter and a member of one of the noble families in the Soul Society. Despite being a Shihōin, she escaped to Earth and relinquished all of her titles, thus becoming a criminal in the eyes of her own kin. She is exceptionally powerful, with her speed being her top asset in a fight. You definitely wouldn’t want to cross her path when she’s angry.
14. Tōshirō Hitsugaya
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is the captain of the 10th division of the Gotei 13. His lieutenant is Rangiku Matsumoto. He once served as the 3rd Seat of the 10th Division under Isshin Shiba. Tōshirō is short, with turquoise eyes and short, pointy white hair that draws attention in the human world. He wears a standard sleeveless captain’s haori with a green belt around his shoulders, which is held together by a round star-shaped clip.
The belt holds the sheath of his zanpakutō on his back and is attached to it at each end. Sometimes he walks in his tabi. He is relatively young by Shinigami standards and looks like a child. In the human world, he wears a black short-sleeved golf shirt and gray pants. He also wore the uniform of Karakura High School.
Before Tōshirō was captain, his hair wasn’t that spiky, with only a few spikes here and there. He also wore the standard Shinigami outfit, but with the 10th Division badge on the left chest of his outfit. 17 months after Aizen’s defeat, shortly after Ichigo regained his shinigami powers, Tōshirō appears with a similar hairstyle before becoming a shinigami and a long turquoise scarf. Her green belt has also turned into a thin chain, but still retains the star-shaped clip.
After Tōshirō trained indefinitely to prepare for the battle against the Wandenreich, her hair appears to have grown longer. Her pony is now reaching her eyes even though she is being held by a newly acquired headscarf. He also looks slimmer than before, his clothes hanging freely from his body. After Hitsugaya is zombified by Giselle Gewelle, his appearance changes dramatically.
He is now wearing a white double-breasted trench coat with black lapels fastened with four buttons on each side and a badge with a six-pointed cross on the left chest. He has a black belt with a large buckle around the waist, slightly loose white trousers and white boots with black fur lining. He is holding the thin chain that holds the sheath of his zanpakutō around his torso. Hitsugaya is generally mature and serious, unlike his free-spirited Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto.
Despite their different personalities, he and Rangiku appear to be very close. Tōshirō is easily annoyed by other mistakes or draws attention to himself unnecessarily, for example when he leads a Shinigami team at Ichigo Kurosaki’s school. Hitsugaya hates anything he thinks is childish and describes it as something close to a child, like an elementary school kid. He’s too protective of Momo Hinamori as they were old childhood friends.
Hitsugaya doesn’t like summer and hot weather in general. Tōshirō’s favorite foods are watermelon and amanattō. He doesn’t like dried persimmons. While growing up in West Rukongai, he was so good at spinning tops that he became the undefeated local champion. He works very hard, but his motive seems to be that if he finishes quickly, he can go back to his afternoon nap. He believes in the saying, “Children who sleep well grow well,” and hopes to grow up quickly, a desire shared by his subordinates.
Of course, they don’t express this fact in front of him, because even after practicing this saying regularly for so long, he didn’t really get big. Hitsugaya is generally joked by many other Soul Society Shinigami as well as his enemies, he tolerates these jokes and continues with his homework. Hitsugaya developed a cold attitude towards most people. Although he gets angry at jokes, he does not act against those who offend him unless they are his enemies.
The only thing he can’t tolerate is not being called “Captain Hitsugaya” or using his name inappropriately because he worked really hard for the title. He does not address any other officer by his title, only his last name. The only person who actually calls him by his first name is Ichigo, whom he is constantly reminded of in order to address him properly, and Hinamori, who is the only person allowed to escape without actually speaking to him.
Hinamori tends to call her “Hitsugaya-kun”, and she and Ukitake occasionally use “Shirō-chan” – a nickname meaning “Whitey” (Snowy in the Manga) – both of which have no impact. In addition, Karin and her friends call her by her first name and they don’t get any references for it. Much to his dismay, he often receives sweets and other groceries from Jūshirō Ukitake because “Jūshirō” and “Tōshirō” sound similar and because they are
Captain Hitsugaya is one of the youngest captains and he can get hot-headed from time to time, which is his weakness, but he has earned the rank and is despite these issues extremely powerful. A brilliant thing about his character development is that he is still developing and that his powers have been shown to grow constantly throughout the series. His superior believes that he will be able to surpass even him later on.
13. Baraggan Louisenbairn
Baraggan Louisenbairn is an Arrancar in the army of Sōsuke Aizen and the second Espada. Previously, Baraggan ruled Las Noches as the God-King of Hueco Mundo. Before Aizen’s rise, Baraggan was the former god-king of Hueco Mundo and is regal, selfish, and full of pride. He does not hesitate to impose his perceived authority on others and take on the leadership role after Sōsuke Aizen, whom he calls “the Boss”, is trapped.
He even goes so far as to openly challenge two other powerful Espada, including the first Espada, to disagree. He doesn’t wear his zanpakutō himself – his Fracción takes care of it, as does his throne. He also has the ability to be analytical and strategic on how to find the four pillars that make up the true city of Karakura in Soul Society. As an old age Espada, Baraggan possesses a sense of fatalism that stems from his power and brags that death by senescence is something which none cannot fathom beyond inevitability, even for the Shinigami.
He declares that not everything what can exist for one life cannot exist forever; even the word “forever” has no meaning because it was born out of fear of death. This philosophy makes Baraggan quite ruthless towards his enemies, whom he calls “ants” whose flesh he could rot the flesh of their bodies. Despite all of Baraggan’s bragging rights, Hachigen Ushōda suggests that Baraggan is simply another form of life that fears old age and has tried to escape it.
Baraggan himself said he would never die. For all his pride and power, Baraggan is easily angry when overwhelmed or injured. Whenever this happens, he goes into a blind rage and begins to curse his opponents. He will do everything to attack the perpetrator and everyone who stands in his way, even against all odds. Baraggan has held a grudge against Aizen (whom he reluctantly calls “Boss”) since the day he met him, and his most recent act was an attempted murder of Aizen that turned out to be unsuccessful.
Before Baraggan became Espada, he was the undisputed king of Hueco Mundo and the original ruler of Las Noches. He ruled an open court with many servants and had a large army of hollows. He became more and more bored of having nothing to do, nothing to defeat, and nothing to defeat, which made his army almost unusable: his sole purpose was to wait for another force to invade.
When Baraggan learned that one of his subordinates had been killed, Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen appeared at the entrance to the courtyard. Tōsen killed a Hollow who had tried to attack Aizen, who had never met him and Baraggan before, and asked him if he was the king of the Hueco Mundo. Baraggan confirmed his status and asked Aizen who they were. Noticing that they had no masks, which made it clear that they weren’t hollows, Baraggan asked if they were humans or shinigami.
When the question wasn’t answered, Baraggan said he cared very little who they were and said he was so bored that he split his army in half and made them kill each other when they had not arrived and had greeted them in his palace in Las Noches. Tōsen says it was interesting that Baraggan referred to a place with no walls or ceilings as a palace and asked if this was a joke on his part.
Baraggan replied that he did not need a blanket because he was a king and that the sky of Hueco Mundo was the roof of his palace. Aizen pulled his zanpakutō from its scabbard and asked Baraggan to look at his sword. He told him his name was Kyōka Suigetsu. Baraggan asked him what he was doing. Aizen then asked him if he was satisfied with what he had, which puzzled Baraggan.
He went on to ask if Baraggan had ever felt that this place was not where it should be. Aizen then said that if he wanted to climb any higher he would help Baraggan if he followed him. When claiming that it would give him more power and a new world, Baraggan laughed at the idea, stating that he was the king of Hueco Mundo and that there was no one there. Higher than him and no new world for him.
Baraggan, no longer amused by the intruders, ordered his army to destroy them all. However, Aizen freed his Shikai and showed Baraggan the destruction of his army. Aizen said it was Baraggan’s world that caused him to rise from his throne and prepare to attack with his Gran Caída. Aizen mocked Baraggan, saying it was ironic that Baraggan, clad in black and ready to attack, looked like a shinigami.
Baraggan has the appearance of an elderly man, with a left olive green eye, a white mustache and white hair. His face is lined by large scars on the left side of his chin that goes down to his neck and across his right eye. Despite his aged appearance, Baraggan is quite stocky and muscular, and when standing (albeit with the slouch of an elderly person), he is of a fair size.
He wears a regal white leather coat with black fur lining, short sleeves, and three black fur stripes running along the bottom. He wears a golden wristband on both wrists, and a belt consisting of three thick chains attached to a large metal disk with a sun emblem. Overall, he resembles a barbarian lord (of Viking origin).
The remnants of his Hollow mask take the form of a five-pointed crown just above his forehead. The location of his Espada tattoo is unknown. His Hollow hole is in the center of his chest. When he was the King of Hueco Mundo, his crown had four elegant protrusions, which were ornately decorated and he had the skeletal appearance of his Resurrección.
Barragan is the second Espada and the former, fallen king of Hueco Mundo. This guy is a real menace. Not only is he virtually invulnerable and unkillable, he can also dissolve everything around him and make it die. His exterior is covered with a special protection that renders him immune to most types of attacks. Luckily for the protagonists, Barragan was weak on the inside, which was exploited in the series to defeat him.
12. Coyote Starrk
Coyote Starrk is an Arrancar and the Primera (1st) Espada of Sōsuke Aizen’s army, along with his other half, Lilynette Gingerbuck. Starrk is a lazy, disinterested man who spends a lot of time sleeping, and no one but Lilynette Gingerbuck, his other half, seems to be trying to stop him. Despite being the senior Espada, he is unwilling to take a leadership role, allowing Baraggan Louisenbairn to take on the battle in the Mock Karakura Town.
He is not particularly interested in what is going on around him, although he is an observer and a skilled analyst. Unlike many Espada, he is not inherently violent or overly arrogant. Before meeting Aizen, Starrk hated the loneliness he felt in the world, but often couldn’t avoid it, as his mere presence killed others around him. He envied the weak and wanted to be like them because they could travel in groups.
Eventually, he felt so alone that he split his soul into two separate beings to escape his loneliness. From there he kept looking for friends until he met Aizen. Although he made many comrades after joining Aizen, he rarely speaks directly to anyone other than Lilynette. At first, he doesn’t seem to care much for his compatriot Espada, as he shows no visible signs of distress or concern.
Upon learning of Aaroniero Arruruerie’s death, he languidly declares that there is nothing he can do about it, and when Baraggan and Tier Harribel seem to be overwhelmed by their opponents’ Bankai, he only asks Shunsui Kyōraku if all of the captain’s Bankai are powerful. However, this indifferent attitude seems to be dispelled with Baraggan’s death. Starrk says Sōsuke Aizen doesn’t even spare a word that Baraggan is terrible.
Starrk himself is particularly affected by this turnaround, as he has lost his motivation to fight. After arguing with Lilynette for a while, he explains that he’s not the type to take revenge, but his desire not to see any more comrades die proves sufficient motivation for him to continue to seek revenge. Starrk seems to oppose the idea of killing people and offers Love Aikawa and Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi a chance to escape rather than finish them off.
Starrk often ends up in situations with him on the receiving end of physical abuse from his partner Lilynette, even though he does little to stop her actions. He can be serious at times, although not much has changed in his personality: he hesitates but is still ready to take on the task at hand. Such was the case when he was ordered to take Orihime Inoue back despite saying he hated such a strategy.
He is quite similar to Shunsui in terms of personality, which Starrk himself acknowledges. Starrk tried to live with other hollows, but just being around him caused them to lose their souls and die. Because of this, he became jealous of how the weak were allowed to congregate and therefore wanted to become weak.
To escape his loneliness, he split his soul in two when he became Arrancar, unlike most Arrancar who split their powers into a zanpakutō who became himself and Lilynette Gingerbuck. Starrk didn’t remember which of them originally looked the same before they parted, and suspected that their original looks didn’t match either of them. Even so, Starrk wanted to get weak so he could be with a group, and when that wasn’t possible, he wanted to find someone as strong as he was.
When he parted his soul, he asked the newly formed Arrancar if she had a name. She told him her name was Lilynette and asked if he had a name, even though it was the same person. He told her his and threw a rag on her to wrap himself around. When she asked what they were going to do now, he explained that they could do anything. When she asked where they were going, he assured Lilynette that no matter what they might do, they would stay together forever.
Starrk and Lilynette were alone when they were first found by Sōsuke Aizen. The two sat in front of mountains of dead caves, which impressed Aizen. When asked if they had killed all of the hollows in the area, Starrk said no, since they had just died. Aizen was impressed again, who said Starrk looked strong.
Aizen thought of something and told the Arrancar he was looking for allies. Commenting on how random it was when they too were looking for allies, Starrk asked Aizen if his allies were strong. When Aizen told him to come along and find out for himself, Starrk, agreeing to join him, noted Aizen looked like he could stay with them without dying.
Starrk has blue-gray eyes and wavy, dark brown hair, which ends at the base of his neck, is always unkempt, and is parted down the middle. He has a faded goatee. His clothing is typical of an Arrancar: he wears a white jacket outlined in black, though altered with the collar upturned.
A black sash is worn in a manner similar to a matador around his waist and he wears white gloves. The remains of his Hollow mask consist of a fanged bottom jaw which is positioned along his neck. His Hollow hole is on his sternum, right below the tip of his mask. His Espada tattoo is featured on the back of his left hand, which is usually hidden underneath his gloves.
Coyote Starrk was actually the first Espada and had he not been so lazy, he would probably be even higher on this list. Starrk was an excellent fighter and had truly enormous powers, but he was very difficult to motivate to fight. But once he actually did it, the number of opponents that could defeat him was very small. Alongside his superior fighting skills, he could also summon a pack of exploding spirit wolves to aid him in battle.
11. Kenpachi Zaraki
Kenpachi Zaraki is the current captain of the 11th Division of the Gotei 13. He is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold this position. His first lieutenant was Yachiru Kusajishi and his current lieutenant is Ikkaku Madarame. Although he is known as a violent fighter, Kenpachi’s actions are usually for the best.
Kenpachi lives to fight and loves a good fight more than anything. He even holds back to make a fight last longer. He claims that injury and death are nothing more than the price of a good fight. Despite his tendency to be brutal, Kenpachi usually stops a fight when his opponent is too injured to fight back, and claims he is not interested in “fighting weak people who can no longer fight,” and he does do not feel obliged to deal a fatal blow to those who can no longer fight.
However, he will kill his opponent without hesitation if he refuses to end his fight, as in his fights with Kaname Tōsen and Nnoitra Gilga. He also takes his title as Kenpachi seriously, telling Gremmy Thoumeaux that there is nothing he can do that he can’t cut off because the power his title brings cannot be taken lightly.
Part of Kenpachi’s unique hairstyle comes from his habit of taking a bath before bed every day, which is a necessity for him due to his profuse sweating. During these baths, he usually washes his hair with soap, which makes it stiff. He likes to do this because it is easy for him to define his hair according to his favorite style. He once tried one from 1st Division Lt. Chōjirō Sasakibe recommended hair treatment, but his hair became too silky and could not be repaired for some time. Kenpachi hasn’t been fond of the lieutenant very much since then.
Kenpachi ties the bells to his hair himself, which takes some time. The highest bell, in particular, takes several hours to set because the ends of the hair are just out of reach. He refuses to get help because he thinks it is weird for someone else to do their hair. On several occasions, Kenpachi has shown great respect for those who can beat him in a fight and for those who can push him to his limits.
Ever since Ichigo Kurosaki presented him with his first known loss since to Retsu Unohana (although Ichigo views their fight as a loss to him), Kenpachi has considered him a member of his division. Despite Ichigo’s refusal to engage in a rematch with Kenpachi as he sees him as an ally, Kenpachi constantly expresses his wish whenever they meet. He also assisted Ichigo in his fight against the Bount, as this would make Ichigo stronger for “their intended fight”.
Kenpachi also has great respect for Unohana, the only person he has ever admired, as she was the first person to give him the thrill of battle. He readily admits the two are very similar and is moved to tears at the thought of not being able to hit them before he dies.
After Kenpachi accidentally killed Unohana, he had to scream and ask her not to die. Kenpachi sometimes contradicts its own fighting logic. On the one hand, Kenpachi wants to strengthen his personal power. On the other hand, he hides his strength in order to enjoy a fight as long as possible.
Even though he thrives for battle, Kenpachi has emotions. Kenpachi and his Lieutenant Yachiru have been close since they met and have a father-daughter relationship, which makes Yachiru one of the few people who are important to him. However, he said that if his subordinates interfered in his struggles, he would “cut them off first”.
Aside from Yachiru, Kenpachi gives its name a deep meaning. After his fight with Ichigo, Kenpachi talks about the pain of not having a name since he lived without one in his early years. It makes him guilty, his sword is not recognized by its own name. Since then he has struggled to find out his identity.
Kenpachi firmly believes that fun comes before work. An example is when Kenpachi sends his fifth seated officer, Yumichika, to push the Bount back to Karakura town, as he is the only high-ranking officer who is not busy, or rather is busy having fun, like Yachiru chewed and Ikkaku took a nap.
In his spare time, Kenpachi always takes an afternoon nap. He doesn’t have a particularly popular dish, but he particularly hates nattō. After killing Unohana and finally learning the name of his Zanpakutō, though he retains his desire to battle and is not overly interested in the details, Kenpachi became somewhat calmer and more focused.
He is more willing to listen to reason, having backed down from searching for his missing lieutenant on his own when Nanao Ise explained it would be more practical to have his division conduct the search. Likewise, he shows far more concern for Yachiru than previously; when he discovers she is missing, Kenpachi frantically orders his men to begin looking for her.
As far as Bleach is concerned, Zaraki is probable the biggest victory-addict in the franchise. He is exceptionally powerful, he is incredibly strong and he is absolutely obsessed with winning. For most of the time, though, he suppresses his powers so he can enjoy his fights – he really, really likes to fight – and can still deal amazing amounts of damage to his opponents. When he, ultimately, does release his true powers, Zaraki becomes even stronger, but the lack of control he has over them ultimately make him vulnerable.
10. Lille Barro
Lille Barro is a Quincy and a member of Wandenreich’s Sternritter with the designation “X” – “The X-Axis”, as well as the leader of Yhwachs Schutzstaffe. Lille is a dark-skinned young man with short, white hair and a black crosshair over his left eye that is constantly closed.
Under a long white coat, he wears white gloves embroidered with a winged X, a light sleeveless shirt with a dark green furry shoulder on the right shoulder; dark green pants; white pant legs with missing sections near his calves attached to his shirt; and bright shoes.
He wears a dark green furry bicorn hat with a small Wandenreich emblem on both sides. Lille believes that those on the losing side of a fight do not understand and react quickly enough and have great faith in Yhwax’s power. However, he is easily confused and confused about things he does not understand.
As the first Quincy to be given a script by Yhwach, Lille sees himself as Yhwax’s masterpiece and as the man closest to God. To this end, he believes that he cannot be killed by a Shinigami Bankai. After Lille has lost his “divine” powers, he becomes angry and takes revenge on Shunsui Kyōraku. He even proclaims that his death will not be enough to satisfy him and tries to destroy the Seireitei as compensation.
Lille was the first Quincy to receive a font from Yhwach, making him Emperor Quincy’s greatest self-proclaimed creation. Once he was also appointed head of the Schutzstaffel.
As far as this guy is concerned, he is one of the most dangerous characters in the whole franchise. He is far from invincible – his biggest weakness are, actually, unpredictable situation, and we all how many of those there are in life – but once he gets in the mood, you should probably just stay out of his way. He is a skilled fighter, a skilled marksman and has powers that make him even more dangerous in tough spots.
9. Askin Nakk Le Vaar
Askin Nakk Le Vaar is a Quincy and a member of Wandenreich’s Sternritter with the designation “D” – “The Deathdealing” as well as one of Yhwax’s Schutzstaffel. Askin has medium-length black hair with white streaks, a strand hangs down in front of his face and extends to his mouth.
In addition to his Sternritter uniform, he wears wide trousers with cuffs tucked into his boots, 3 layers of silver armor with a collar around the neck, shin, and crotch, which are accentuated with evergreen stripes with an indigo jewel in the middle, and only decorative pink, purple and red armbands on his left arm. He has lavender eyes, a slender face with pronounced cheekbones, and markings from the tips of his eyebrows to the corners of his eyes.
Askin can be described as eccentric and unpredictable, and sometimes offers ease in otherwise serious situations. He is very sarcastic and points out, as Bazz-B says, that he is calm even though he is preparing to attack Jugram Haschwalth. He’s also quite arrogant and questions the intelligence of scientists at the Shinigami Research and Development Institute.
Trying to deceive his opponents, he wants the 12th Division captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi to pursue him in a trap. By his own admission, he is not good at handling meticulous details and prefers to get things done quickly. Incredibly laid back and relaxed, Askin has a picnic in the middle of a battlefield and watches through binoculars as his comrade Star Knight fights, even though he doesn’t like getting caught up in the chaos of Gremmy Thoumeaux.
He also likes coffee with milk. Askin is a firm believer in killing opponents “elegantly” with The Deathdealing, rather than just taking them down physically, even if they are incapable and vulnerable to such attacks. He claims that such a method is more suitable for women like Yoruichi Shihōin and Bambietta Basterbine, and is visibly angry when others suggest that he use such tactics.
He also defines a woman’s worth not by superficial attributes such as appearance, but by her style and presentation. Askin follows Yhwach knowing that he would be one of the few people who want to change the world and see the kind of world he would create. He can show respect and praise his enemies, for example when Ōetsu Nimaiya is able to regain his strength and overcome his death after being shot by Nimaiya.
He shows great respect for Kisuke Urahara’s intellect and even admits that he liked Kisuke’s answer to Askin’s question if he wanted to see what world Yhwach would create, to which Kisuke replied that he would prefer to create one himself.
Le Vaar’s biggest advantage in any battle is his unpredictability. He is quite sarcastic and doesn’t seem to take things quite seriously, but he is actually very clever, perceptive and deceptive. His approach frustrates and confuses his opponent, while all he is doing is actually tricking them into lowering their defenses, so he can strike. His attacks are quite powerful, as well as his special abilities, which is why we have placed him here on our list.
8. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya Kuchiki is the 28th chief of the Kuchiki clan, one of the four great noble clans of the Soul Society. He is also the captain of the 6th Division of the Gotei 13. His former lieutenant was Ginjirō Shirogane and his current lieutenant is Renji Abarai. As the 28th chief of the Kuchiki clan, Byakuya acts aristocratically. He always appears calm and apathetic towards others, even when he gets deeply into conflict.
He is particularly calm, even in combat. In general, in most of the situations he finds himself in, he acts indifferently and borders on arrogance. He seldom considers his opponent worth his time. Byakuya is easily offended if his name is not used correctly. As such, he regards Ichigo Kurosaki with contempt for always referring to him incorrectly. When Byakuya speaks to Ichigo, he calls him by his full name.
Byakuya is very empathetic, fully aware of the limits of his abilities, and anything he says about an opponent is usually justified. Although consistently declaring himself much stronger than opponents like Zommari, Byakuya maintains a formal tone and always uses “watashi“, a formal way of referring to himself. When he was younger, he was quick to get angry and very bold, as his grandfather discovered.
Byakuya is a firm believer in law and order. As the captain of Gotei 13 and head of one of the great noble families, he works hard for a peaceful society. He believes that if someone in his position doesn’t follow the rules as a good example, no one else will. He believes that in order to maintain order, all criminals should be punished, even if it is against his will.
Byakuya believes that “part of a captain’s responsibility is to ensure that the lieutenant’s responsibilities are met”. In the years between Rukia’s adoption and her death sentence, Byakuya’s pride and serenity made him believe that he never cared about her because he had never looked at her once.
Despite his icy and majestic nature, Byakuya cares for and protects those who are important to him. This is especially true for Rukia, as he loved Hisana very and unconditionally and had promised Hisana to protect Rukia no matter what. After the events of the Aizen incident, he admits that the law is imperfect and is becoming more lenient towards Rukia. However, he tries to maintain a balance between following orders and breaking the law by exploiting loopholes in his orders.
In addition, he provided Rukia and Renji with safety caps to protect them from the harsh terrain of Hueco Mundo. Due to his promise to Hisana, Byakuya suffocated Rukia, although she was proud that she would never become a seated officer due to the risks associated with missions for such positions.
He also learns from his mistakes to keep his feelings to himself and becomes more open about how much he cares about Rukia and other people close to him like Renji. Byakuya is popular with the Shinigami women of the Soul Society and was voted number one in the Captain We Want to Publish Photo Book poll conducted by the Shinigami Women’s Association. He likes Japanese cherry blossoms, night walks, spicy foods, and bananas, but he doesn’t like sweets. Byakuya is skilled in calligraphy.
Byakuya has slate gray eyes and long dark hair, which he keeps in intricate white headdresses called kenseikan, which symbolize his nobility as chieftain of the clan Kuchiki, wearing three on the top of his head and two more on the right side. In addition to the standard captain’s uniform, he wears a white scarf, which is woven by master weaver Tsujishirō Kuroemon III.
The scarf is made from Ginpaku Kazahana no Uzuginu and is a family heirloom , passed down from generation to generation and handed down to each chief of the Kuchiki clan. The scarf alone is worth ten mansions in the Seireitei. He wears white fingerless tekkō that covers only the backs of his hands. 17 months after Aizen’s defeat, Byakuya wears hairpieces on the back of his head, but it should be noted that these hairpieces are not kenseikan.
He wears a variant of captain haori, with a high collar with light gold edges and small light gold pom poms attached to the corners. The white scarf is no longer part of her outfit. Ten years after Yhwach’s defeat, Byakuya returns to wearing three kenseikan on top of his head.
A nobleman among the fighters, Captain Kuchiki is as graceful as he is skilled, and he is both very graceful and very skilled. He might not seem like much, but he knows a lot of varying techniques and can use different powers to gain the upper hand in a battle. He has excellent agility and his movements are a form of art in their own right. He can easily overpower an opponent and his elegance is what makes him so dangerous in the first place.
7. Shunsui Kyōraku
Shunsui Sakuranosuke Jirō Kyōraku is the captain of the 1st Division and Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13. His lieutenants are his niece, Nanao Ise and Genshirō Okikiba. He is the former captain of the 8th Division. Shunsui Kyōraku is a tall, light-skinned Shinigami with high cheekbones, gray eyes, and long wavy brown hair. His hair is tied in a long ponytail and has long bangs that frame the left side of his face. He also has a noticeable amount of body hair on his chest, feet, and arms.
He wears a Sugegasa straw hat and a pink, flowered lady’s kimono, which he drapes across his shoulders and over his captain’s uniform. Although his haori and obi sash are cheap, his pin-wheel hairpins are very expensive. He does not wear tabi with his sandals. He has thin facial hair around his mouth and on his cheeks. Over a hundred years before Sōsuke Aizen’s defection, Shunsui only had facial hair on his upper mouth.
After the battle with the Wandenreich, Shunsui wears an eyepatch over his right eye that was damaged during the conflict. The top half of his right ear is sliced off at a slight tilt with a scar along his right temple. As a child, Shunsui had shorter and messier hair. He wore a flower-patterned kimono.
Shunsui is a laid-back and flamboyant man, evident in his style of dress and general attitude, and is usually smiling. In his off time, he often drinks sake in bars and naps. He likes steamed buns that go with sake, but dislikes powdered green tea. Other times, he likes to chase after women; particularly his lieutenant, Nanao Ise, whom he calls “my Nanao-chan” (Lil ‘Nanao in the English Dub), and his former lieutenant, Lisa Yadōmaru.
Shunsui tends to use a more casual speech style than many other captains. He generally refers to his fellow captains and Shinigami by their first name followed by an honorific. He wrote a romance novel titled “Rose-colored Path”, which runs in Seireitei Communication, but is very unpopular. Shunsui does not receive a single fan letter or gift for his birthday from his readers, but he is not bothered by this at all.
Shunsui is a peace-loving man who will always try to talk his way out of battles, though he does not wish to insult opponents by refusing to fight. He has a great distaste for fighting, telling Love Aikawa that “it doesn’t matter whether you owe someone or they owe you; as soon as you start fighting, you are in the wrong either way.” The slightly eccentric Shunsui also seems to like making an impression on opponents.
Though Shunsui tries to talk his way out of a fight, he will fight when the situation demands it, such as in his battle with Coyote Starrk. When Starrk asked that they only pretend to fight, he declined the offer, though noted that he prefers to do the same. Shunsui maintains a level of honor and integrity when engaging in battle. He refuses to fight with children or even in the presence of a child.
He also dislikes taking the life of innocent people, as he left Chad alive when Nanao offered to kill him. He always maintains a veil of respect for his opponent, is polite in combat situations, and prefers to fight one on one. When fighting powerful opponents, like Starrk or Aizen, Shunsui rarely loses his cool, going as far as to make small talk and joke around with his opponents.
Despite being one of the strongest and oldest captains, Shunsui retains a level of humility and is not overly arrogant about his strength, acknowledging that Tōshirō Hitsugaya has the potential to become stronger than himself given enough time. However, Shunsui also harbors a deep sense of guilt over the misfortune that has afflicted those close to him, such as the death of his brother and the execution of Nanao’s mother, and considers it a burden too heavy for him to carry alone.
Although he doesn’t look like the type that would be so high up on his list as he doesn’t look dangerous at all. In fact, his relaxed demeanor is something that often annoys his friends. But don’t let that fool you, Shunsui is exceptionally powerful. He is a master swordsman and has enormous spiritual power, which is why he rightfully became the Captain-Commander of the Soul Reapers. In that aspect, he deserves this spot.
6. Sōsuke Aizen
Sōsuke Aizen is the former captain of the 5th Division of the Gotei 13. He later left the Soul Society with his followers Gin Ichimaru and Kaname Tōsen. His lieutenant was Momo Hinamori. He was previously a lieutenant in the 5th Division under Shinji Hirako. After Aizen waged war against the Soul Society with an army of Arrancar, he was defeated by Ichigo Kurosaki and sealed by Kisuke Urahara and then imprisoned for his crimes.
Aizen is a polite and quiet intellectual who often addresses his subordinates by first name. He rarely shows signs of alarm or distress and often has entire situations planned well in advance. When confronted, Aizen is easygoing and indifferent and tries to have a conversation and have little conversations, which often infuriates those he speaks to. Aizen initially appeared to be a very kind and respected captain and was admired by many, especially his Lieutenant Momo Hinamori.
However, it was just a mask to cover up its manipulative and very dangerous nature. In truth, he cares very little about his subordinates and is ready to use almost anyone around him as a pawn to achieve his goals. He is ready not to stop at anything to further his ambitions, including manipulating or killing people if he deems it necessary. He often plays with his subordinates for fun.
During his time as captain, Aizen liked tofu, but he didn’t like hard-boiled eggs. In his spare time, he read often and gave a special lecture on calligraphy at the Shin’ō Academy because of his excellence in this area of the arts. This optional course was extremely popular with the Shinigami students, and many of them were very saddened by Aizen’s sudden departure.
As the commander of his Arrancar army, Aizen controls his minions out of acquired respect or fear. Ulquiorra Cifer revealed to Orihime Inoue that they are all here to advance Aizen’s ambitions. Aizen keeps vocal people like Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez online through bullying and mind games. Arrancar Aisslinger Wernarr claims that the Arrancar follows him because he is not afraid, which beings who were born out of fear and despair find inspiring.
Gin Ichimaru has a certain sense of Aizen’s emotions and feelings and correctly points out that Aizen appreciated the invasion of Ichigo and his friends and their successes in Las Noches, which Aizen himself confirmed, and that Aizen appreciated Momo’s arrival in the fake one City was surprised at the Battle of Karakura. In contrast, Kaname Tōsen showed no such understanding and fell victim to one of Aizen’s lesser mind games when Aizen subtly manipulated him to punish Grimmjow for him, while Aizen himself even retained his semblance of benevolence.
Aizen’s real goal was to overthrow the King of Soul Society. When he and his treacherous captains left the Soul Society, he told the 13th Division captain Jūshirō Ukitake that “no one has stood in the world,” not even the gods, but he longs “to stand in the sky and.” to end the unbearable emptiness on the throne of the world.”
According to Kisuke Urahara, since mastering the hogyoku, Aizen has become less cautious in combat, as Aizen would not have allowed Urahara to use the level 90 kidō before mastering the hogyoku. Aizen admits that his new powers allow him to let go of his guard. As a result of this new power, Aizen developed arrogant and cocky behavior that often no longer thought of his attacks or defenses, or even bothered to find out the effects of his opponents and his own attacks, as before.
In its most recent form, he has developed a severe superiority complex who believes he is now above Shinigami and Hollows. Because of his superior behavior and high intelligence, Aizen is easy to get angry at something or someone he doesn’t understand. For example, when Aizen sees Ichigo Kurosaki with Saigo no Getsuga Tenshō, he becomes angry because he cannot understand how a human has overcome him.
When he was released from Muken, he returned to his calm and relaxed personality, brushing aside Shunsui Kyōraku’s praise for his present abilities, and changing his mind. He even agreed to fight Yhwach and help Ichigo before returning to Muken. He disagrees with Yhwax’s philosophy of combining the three planes of existence to remove the fear of death and believes that humans would never have the courage to take action against such a threat in Yhwax’s world.
When he was a member of the Gotei 13, Aizen appeared as a mild-featured man with brown scholarly hair enhanced by square glasses, along with soft brown eyes. He wore the standard Shinigami uniform with a captain’s haori. During his ascent to Hueco Mundo, he removed his glasses and swept his hand through his hair, revealing menacing eyes and a very different hairstyle; his hair is now swept back, with a strand hanging down his face.
In Hueco Mundo, Aizen initially wears Arrancar style-clothes over his shihakushō. After Orihime Inoue is taken to Las Noches, Aizen wears full clothing similar in style to the Arrancar, complete with a pink sash around the waist. Upon his defeat by Ichigo Kurosaki, Aizen loses all of the physical changes made by his transformation and returns to the physical form he had prior to transforming. While imprisoned in Muken, he wears an almost entirely black outfit with white trimming, a large black eyepatch over his right eye and black boots. A tattered white rag is wrapped around his shoulders.
Dangerous as he is traitorous, Aizen became a persona non grata when he betrayed his squad. He is extremely fast and is a master swordfighter, but he also has an array of other powerful skills, abilities and techniques which make him an exceptionally dangerous foe. His special technique allows him to trap his enemies in an illusion, which then, in turn, allows him to strike them down with ease. He is a sneaky fighter and that is what makes him so dangerous alongside his usual powers.
5. Ichibē Hyōsube
Ichibē Hyōsube is the leader of the Zero Division, which is entitled “Monk Who Calls Real Name”. Ichibē is a tall, broad person with a bald head, red eyes, bushy eyebrows, and a long black beard. He wears the standard Shinigami uniform under a white, long-sleeved haori adorned with the emblem of the Royal Guard.
The top of her uniform is open enough to expose her hairy chest. He also wears a large set of red prayer beads around his neck and a pair of single-toothed tengu geta. Ichibē is an authoritative Shinigami who continues to focus on mission. He speaks loudly and openly, and usually has an optimistic expression on his face.
However, in combat, he is ruthless and somewhat condescending, although he is constantly smiling during his fights. Yhwach notices that he becomes a lot happier when he decides to kill someone. He shows a condescending kindness towards his opponents, for example when he halved Yhwax’s physical and spiritual strength so as not to tarnish the Quincy’s reputation by hitting him with full force.
Ichibē received the title of “monk who names the correct name” from the king of souls. Ichibē was the person who first picked the names of everything in Soul Society, including Zanpakutō, Shikai, and Bankai. At some point in the past Ichibē became the first Shinigami whose zanpakutō was given an evolved form known as Shinuchi.
The current commander of the Royal Guard and the protector of the Soul King, Hyōsube is a ridiculously powerful and experienced guy. He seems quite weak and comical, but he is actually exceptionally strong and has at least a millennium of fighting experience; he survived for so long, so you can imagine his victory ratio. His special power is his ink, which, when it covers an opponent, makes it lose their name and with it their power, which – in turn – can make them weak as an insect. Just… don’t get into this guys wave and don’t let him draw.
4. Gerard Valkyrie
Gerard Valkyrie is a Quincy and a member of Wandenreich’s Sternritter with the designation “M” – “The Miracle”, as well as one of Yhwachs’ Schutzstaffel. He is also the heart of the Soul King. Gerard is a tall, broad, muscular man with light blonde, shoulder-length hair and eyes without a pupil. He wears a winged helmet and a white cloak tied in front with three buttons and a dark red Hagal rune on the left side.
Under this cloak, he wears a red cloak that is held by a pin on both shoulders, cuffs on both arms, black trousers with a white X-shaped belt and a disk-shaped buckle, and white shin guards with washers on the ball joints. Under his mask, Gerard has black M-shaped side markings on the sides of his face and wears a thin black braid around his scalp.
Gerard is a very aggressive man who rushes to attack Senjumaru Shutara almost immediately after being called to the Soul King Palace. He is also very confident in his power, proclaiming that Senjumaru could not hope to stop his blade with his delicate arms, and reacts with interest and amusement rather than concern when she summons a huge guard to fight him.
Even when faced with multiple shinigami at the lieutenant and captain level, Gerard would demand that they all attack him at the same time as none of them would stand a chance in a lone fight with him. However, he is surprised by Kirio Hikifune’s tree cage and describes it as a “strange thing”. He loudly congratulates his opponents when they impress him in battle and believes he is the greatest and most powerful of the Quincy.
He values Yhwach very much, as he badly berated Lille Barro for killing Senjumaru’s “corpse” on Yhwax’s path and leaving it behind, and even ordered him to clean it up immediately. Unlike most Star Knights, he is benevolent to most of his teammates for having captured and carried Pernida Parnkgjas after her fall from the Palace of the Soul King and for openly expressing his approval of Uryū Ishida after his method of protecting him Yhwach had declared.
This stance is not expressed to all of his allies, however, as he has promised to kill Askin Nakk Le Vaar if he falls behind in combat. Gerard and Pernida Parnkgjas did not have any special powers that Yhwach bestowed on them, as they were the only star knights who had their special skills from the start. Eventually, Yhwach granted each of them a scripture in recognition of their status.
When you just look at this guy, you see that he is a true brawler. His physique is amazing and his special ability, given to him thanks to the fact that he was a Sternritter, made him nigh unkillable, since every time he would take damage, it would not hurt him, but rather make him stronger. He was practically invincible during the time and died only when he lost his powers. Due to the fact that he depended on them that much, we placed him on the fourth spot.
3. Ichigo Kurosaki
Ichigo Kurosaki is a human but also a Substitute Shinigami. Ichigo is the son of Isshin and Masaki Kurosaki and the older brother of Karin and Yuzu. He is also married to Orihime Inoue and has a son named Kazui Kurosaki. When he was younger, Ichigo considered his mother to be the center of his world.
He always smiled when he was with Masaki and held his hand regularly. Although Ichigo cried every time he lost in a match at the dojo he was participating in, he started smiling again as soon as he saw Masaki when she picked him up. At a very young age Ichigo heard his father say that his name means “to protect something,” which made him want to protect his mother.
When his sisters were born, he went to a dojo to protect them. Since then, the number of people he wants to protect has grown steadily, leading Ichigo to risk his life to protect loved ones as well as complete strangers. As a teenager, Ichigo is stubborn, quick-tempered, strong-willed, and impulsive. Although he claims he doesn’t care what others think of him, he tries to maintain a detached and “cool” image.
He usually holds his face in an almost permanent scowl, with his eyebrows close together. His open and bold demeanor is a trait Ichigo himself has recognized, and when someone struggles with him, he can’t help but strike back. He coolly refers to his teachers as “trainers”. Really compassionate and empathetic to others, he promises to bring plus flowers and a toy airplane or reassure others when they are upset. Ichigo is a capable student who ranks 23rd in his school year, studies regularly, and doesn’t neglect his schoolwork.
He works just as hard as he does to overcome the misunderstandings that many have about him because of his hair color and struggles. Ichigo hates fortune telling, horoscopes, feng shui, clairvoyants and anyone whose job it is to take money from people for things they cannot see. He has trouble remembering people’s faces and names. However, Ichigo can remember the names of notable people even if they didn’t tell him their names directly.
Ichigo becomes extremely shy and uncomfortable with naked or poorly dressed women, a fact for which Yoruichi Shihōin and Rangiku Matsumoto teased him. Ichigo is often disrespectful when speaking to people older than himself, calling Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto “Gramps” and referring to several Shinigami captains by their first names without charging any fees. When it comes to fighting, Ichigo has a complex sense of honor.
He regularly takes revenge for his opponent’s cruel acts, such as fear of murder in Shrieker and the severing of Yammy Llargo’s right arm in retaliation for tearing Yasutora Sado’s right arm off him. He often mocks and belittles his opponents in combat and sometimes attacks without warning. Ichigo has a strong desire to win his fights, but in a way that he considers legitimate. To this end, he often turned down his Inner Hollow’s help, even though he knew that would win him over.
Ichigo’s resolve in combat can sometimes stall, which can affect his fighting ability, and he gets into a state of depression and self-loathing when he loses a big fight or drops a friend. Ichigo despises those who mistreat their allies in any way, even if they are his own enemies. He was disgusted when Yammy Ulquiorra called Cifer, Nnoitra Gilga and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez “garbage”.
Ichigo’s most distinctive feature is his spiky orange hair, a trait he has poked fun at for years. He’s a rather tall, thin young man with peach-colored skin and brown eyes. He likes to wear tight-fitting clothes. He tends to wear patterned shirts with the number 15 because his name is a namesake for the number. Since he became Shinigami, he has become significantly more muscular, as his sister Karin discovered.
In his spiritual form, Ichigo wears the standard Shinigami outfit with a strap across the chest. Initially, it was a thick brown belt to hold her zanpakutō sheath, but later it became a red rosary-shaped belt after she awakened her own shinigami powers. It is in the shape of a kite with a flat top and bottom. Ichigo’s appearance caused several people, including Jūshirō Ukitake, to find a resemblance to Kaien Shiba, the former lieutenant of the 13th Division. After training in the Dangai, Ichigo’s hair grows significantly and he is noticeably taller, as his friends have stated.
After Ichigo loses his Shinigami powers, her appearance returns to what it was before her Dangai training. Seventeen months after beating Aizen, Ichigo’s overall appearance doesn’t change, but he gets bigger again and becomes the favorite. After Ichigo’s shinigami outfit regains its powers, apparently due to the remaining energy from his whole blood, it consists of a thicker strap across his chest. He has four black vertical lines on his forearms and black tattoo-like ribbons that run across his chest, wrists, and ankles.
Similar ribbons, but with white ends, can be found as collars around their necks. After training at the Soul King Palace, Ichigo wears his regular black Shihakushō, but with some notable changes: He has two white shoulder plates that cross his chest in an X shape and hold his Shikai shoulder blades in place, with the first plate on his lies chest. left shoulder. with three sections adorned with red scales, the second panel with three sections adorned with red scales at the right waist, and a white cloak with black markings tied around the waist.
Icihigo’s powers have grown through the course of the series. His development was written truly brilliantly and it was a thrill to see how he developed from a person who was drawn into his role against his will to one of the strongest fighters in the franchise. He was able to defeat his enemies and although he had trouble controlling his more powerful forms, Ichigo was able to master them and become one of the most powerful fighters in the franchise.
2. Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto was the captain of the 1st division of the Gotei 13 and also the captain of all the Gotei 13. His lieutenant was Chōjirō Sasakibe. As the captain-commander of Gotei 13, Yamamoto is held in high regard by most of the Shinigami, particularly Sajin Komamura, who regards Yamamoto as a benefactor who saved his life.
An embodiment of belief, Yamamoto closely follows Soul Society’s laws and regulations and expects the same from others. He is not a man who tolerates disobedience and speaks to those who try to act that way. He gets angry quickly at possible betrayal and can be quite aggressive in combat. He referred to those he faced in battle as “young” and he referred to the battle as “beating” or “punishment”.
In a state of peace, he carries himself standing with a touch of fragility to sleep while waiting for Shunsui Kyōraku to arrive for a meeting. Based on years of experience, Yamamoto very rarely shows signs of distress or surprise and usually responds by opening one or both eyes, which are slits that are partially closed most of the time. Yamamoto is very loyal to the Soul Society and takes his duties very seriously and expects the rest of the Gotei 13 to do the same.
His loyalty is so great that he is willing to sacrifice himself and the Gotei 13 to defeat Aizen, and to increase it believe it is their duty to lay down their lives for the Soul Society if necessary. Yamamoto becomes visibly angry when Shunsui, Byakuya Kuchiki, and Kenpachi Zaraki lose their Haori and show little regret: For him, the Haori represent their status as captains. Conversely, he prefers not to include allies who are not part of Gotei 13 (especially humans) as he asked Ichigo Kurosaki to get to safety and Orihime Inoue did not ask Orihime Inoue to fix the left arm he was doing for Itto Kaso had sacrificed.
Despite his strict and steadfast personality, this does not mean that he has no sympathy or admiration even for his enemies, as he was reluctant to defeat Wonderweiss Margela because of his childlike form and personality (which he has only succeeded if Resurrección de Wonderweiss makes him no longer looks like a child) and felt sorry for him that Sōsuke Aizen had deprived him of all of his superior mental abilities except emotions (mainly fear of death).
He praised the Tres Bestias for their courage to attack him with one arm at a time, and shot them down without killing them. Yamamoto was particularly angry when Driscoll used Berci Bankai, stolen by his Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe, and viewed the power inferior to that of the original bearer as an insult to Chōjiro’s memories and hard work. Yamamoto brutally burned Driscoll to ashes and showed great respect for a longtime friend and subordinate.
Yamamoto appreciates oriental cultures and is a master of the Japanese tea ceremony. He doesn’t like the western traditions favored by his Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe. Yamamoto holds a monthly tea session for each member of his division in the quarters of the 1st division. He braids his own beard and arranges the ends once a month, and likes to be rubbed with a dry towel while out on his balcony in the sun.
Yamamoto was apparently ashamed of his previous actions. He once referred to a painting of his past as a monster that caused further turmoil in Soul Society at a time of instability. Yhwach noticed 1,000 years ago that Yamamoto himself was a demon who used whatever means necessary to defeat his enemies, treating people and his own subordinates as edible farmers. It was only after defeating the Quincy and achieving peace that Yamamoto lived with honor and justice, which made him reluctant to ruthlessly sacrifice people.
Yamamoto is the oldest captain in the Gotei 13. He has the appearance of an old man with red eyes, a very long white beard, and long eyebrows. There are many scars on his torso and head, the two most prominent being a pair of long scars crossing above his right eye, one of which was left by his battle with his lieutenant.
After his brief confrontation with Sōsuke Aizen, Yamamoto lost his left arm. He wears the standard Shinigami uniform, but its size is greatly exaggerated. He drapes his haori over his back instead of actually wearing it. Despite his old and frail appearance, he has a very muscular body which he only reveals when he goes to battle, something which Shunsui Kyōraku claims is not seen too often.
When he was much younger, Yamamoto had black hair on the sides of his head, and was bald on top. He had a tuft of hair sticking up at the back of his head in a topknot. He had thick black eyebrows and a long, thick black mustache. He had a single large scar on his forehead, which earned him the nickname “Eijisai” due to its shape. He had prominent wrinkles on his forehead and beneath his eyes, and shallow cheeks. He wore the typical black outfit of a Shinigami.
Okay, this old guy may not look like much, but his millennial experience and his unfathomable dedication to training is what makes him so strong. He was the ruler of the Soul Society for ages and he was never really threatened by anyone. His experience, his knowledge and his skills are what make Yamamoto one of the strongest characters in the whole franchise, second only to the Soul King’s son.
Yhwach, often referred to simply as “Your Majesty” by his subordinates, is the father of the Quincy and the Emperor of Wandenreich with the designation “A” – “The Almighty”. He is the son of the Soul King. Yhwach is a self-proclaimed lover of peace who hates conflict and believes that painful battles should be over as soon as possible.
He holds the first generation of Gotei 13 in high respect, as they were Shinigami who could sow fear into his heart. He particularly admired Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, whom he called a demon because he treated his subordinates like waste ashes. Yhwach despises values like justice and honor, which is why he hates how the Gotei 13 has become “weak” in the 1000 years of his absence.
He also does not like lies and does not lie to the existence of his subordinates. Yhwach treats his subordinates and the Quincy very differently. He loves some of them very much and calls them his sons. He goes to great lengths to force them into his realm. Yhwach can show compassion and appreciation by thanking Royd Lloyd for sacrificing himself on a suicide mission and granting him a quick death by obliteration after losing most of his torso.
Yhwach dislikes blind loyalty and was glad that his star knight was obviously dissatisfied with his choice of successor. Before his subordinates, Yhwach is a man who is relentlessly against infighting, although he will not hesitate to end the conflict using the most brutal methods possible. Yhwax’s contempt for Arrancar is evident and mercilessly harms and kills even those who have sworn allegiance to him when he judges they have done their job.
Upon awakening, Yhwach deprived the heartless “impure” Quincy of her powers and left many to die. Yamamoto explains that the same contempt extends to all of his subordinates, regardless of type or position, and is an attitude Yhwach is said to have always possessed; this is evidenced when he finally fatally steals the power of Gerard Valkyrie, one of his elite guards, and Jugram Hashvalth, his trusted second in command and the other half, with his exhibition after absorbing Ichigo’s power.
Yhwach believes that he and his star knight are comrades and that they should be ready to help each other whenever necessary, even if it means some members may have to be sacrificed for others; He demonstrated this belief by using expressions to steal the life force of the star knight who needed to revive his fallen guardian echelon. Yhwach wants to create a world without fear of death by collapsing the human world, soul society and even Hueco Mundo.
Yhwach cannot bear the existence of his father as the king of souls either, a sealed and mutilated kingpin that is supposed to stabilize the society of souls and keep the worlds apart. He wants to end his father’s “endless humiliation”. This desire is so strong that it will seep into even other quincys who have his blood and they will be forced to kill the soul king.
Yhwach is a tall man with a long face, broad chin, and pronounced cheekbones. He has long black hair, which reaches to his lower back, and reddish-brown eyes with thin eyebrows. He has well-kept mutton chops and a connected mustache, but is otherwise clean-shaven. His usual attire consists of a white, double-breasted trench coat, which has the Wandenreich symbol on the middle, with large buttoned cuffs and lapels, white trousers, and trench boots.
Over this, he wears a tattered, ankle-length maroon-black cloak, which has a red ribbon near the neck and is fastened to the left with a single large button. As noted by Ōetsu Nimaiya, the manifestation of Ichigo’s Quincy powers heavily resembles Yhwach’s appearance from 1,000 years ago; similarly, the Bankai form of this manifestation looks like Yhwach when he was in his teenage years. During the Wandenreich’s second invasion, his maroon-black cloak is replaced with a white version.
After absorbing Mimihagi’s powers, Yhwach gains a black pattern of eyes running down the left side of his face and onto his chest, and his left eye becomes inverted in coloration. After completely absorbing the Soul King, Yhwach gains a dark mask of eyes covering the upper half of his face and begins constantly oozing darkness. Later on, darkness begins flowing from and covering his entire body, leaving only his hands, feet, knees, and part of his face and chest visible.
This guy was so dangerous that they had to seal him away for 999 years. His return was the topic of centuries of folktales, but then he actually returned – the folktales proved to be true. Yhwach has proven himself to be more than just a threat. He is outright dangerous and a character that threatens to destroy the world ad everyone knew it. He is powerful, he is skilled and he has amazing abilities, which make him stronger even than Yamamoto. Alongside that, he is extremely intelligent and these elements are what make Yhwach the strongest Bleach character in the franchise.
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