If you want to find some strange characters in Bleach, then look no further than the 12th Division of the Gotei 13. Although Bleach has its fair share of strange creatures and characters, Mayuri Kurotsuchi’s Division is full of the strangest characters you’ll find, from horned humanoids to… whatever some of them are. In this article, we will introduce one of them to you, Torue, whose role is more comical than anything else but definitely worth mentioning.
Torue is a member of Mayuri Kurotsuchi’s 12th Division. She is an expert in capturing specimens and is supposedly the head of the division responsible for obtaining research material. She is a handsome, beautiful woman with purple hair who has several body modifications that allow her to gather specimens. Using her looks, she managed to trick and capture Kon, who was then taken to the Research and Development Institute and experimented upon, which gave him some interesting modifications that were seen later on in the story. She has only appeared in one arc.
The rest of this article will be dedicated to Torue and her story as it happened on the pages of Bleach. We are actually going to explain who Torue is, why she is such an intriguing character, and what her overall role in the story of Bleach is, especially in relation to Kon, one of the series’ mascots. We will answer all the important questions about this intriguing member of the 12th Division, so stick with us if you want to know what happened. This article will contain many major spoilers, so be careful if you haven’t actually read the Bleach manga, as this article will reveal a lot.
Torue is… let’s just say that this is a very complex question, so we advise you to just keep reading
Torue is an interesting character in many ways. She is a Shinigami, seemingly, and is a valued member of Mayuri Kurotsuchi’s 12th Division and a collaborator in the Research and Development Institute. She specializes in obtaining materials and specimens, which is why it is assumed that she is actually in charge of the division focused on that aspect.
Torue is very beautiful for a Shinigami, remarkably large-breasted, slender woman with light skin. Her appearance is summed up by Kon as ‘well-curved.’ Her eyes are green, and she has strikingly defined, plump lips. Torue’s violet-colored hair is smooth at the base of the head but has a wavy shape towards the ends of the hair and reaches down to the base of the breasts.
Torue’s attire is the standard uniform for female members of the S.R.D.I., as she is seen in black trousers and a dress-like lab coat, which in Torue’s case, has a very wide neckline, which means that quite a bit of her breasts are visible. Like most Shinigami, she wears sandals on her feet.
Torue knows how beautiful she is and deliberately stages her strikingly ample bust size in order to distract her targets. She seems to love to play with her feminine charms and also speaks in a charming tone, coupled with apparently caring, partly maternal phrases to lull her victims into apparent security. While she flaunts her ample breasts, her breasts seemingly touch and snuggle up. With seductive intent, Torue speaks to her victim of herself and the other members of S.R.D.I. as “good angels” intent only on “helping” others in need.
If a victim falls for her scam and actually tries to snuggle up to Torue’s large breasts or otherwise touch them, she shows her sadistic side and uses her breasts’ special ability to lengthen and expand at will hitting her victim with her breasts like a club, which Torue seems to enjoy quite a bit, and she doesn’t stop hitting her breasts until the victim is beaten unconscious.
This is her principal body modification. The fact that Torue can use her breasts for attacking is also the reason why she hardly covers her breasts with her uniform or deliberately shows her large cleavage openly, as she finds it amusing to fool her victims with her feminine charms and large breasts in this way, in order to be able to catch their prey successfully and without much effort.
Torue also has a playful side to her, so she giggles when she’s able to trick a victim with her charm and her breasts and then catches it and comments this to her victim with a malicious “fall in” while the victim is beaten unconscious by Torue’s breasts, having no chance of breaking free from Torue’s clutches.
As a member of the S.R.D.I. and the 12th Division, research is her top priority, and she sees herself and her colleagues as elite and superior to all others in Soul Society and the Gotei 13. Much like Mayuri Kurotsuchi or Akon, Torue doesn’t seem to have any real interest in others other than using someone as a subject for experiments. In this case, she spares no effort to catch her victims.
As far as her story is concerned, we’ve said that she appeared in only one arc, and that was merely a side story involving Kon. So, what happened?
At some point in her past, she joined the S.R.D.I. and the 12th Division of the Gotei 13. Not much later, obviously, she became the division’s leader in procuring materials and specimens. But, the gist of her story is related to Kon. Namely, after Karakura Town was replaced with a fake, Kon entered Soul Society in Ichigo Kurosaki’s body along with all other residents of Karakura. Initially unconscious, Kon gradually regains consciousness and wanders around Soul Society in Ichigo’s body, encountering Gotei 13 Shinigami and eventually being discovered by some members of the S.R.D.I.
Kon is initially able to confuse the S.R.D.I. members by lying on the ground, acting dead, but then Torue steps in front of Kon and speaks to him in a soft voice, causing Kon to panic for the first time since his attempt to play dead, so his acting soon appears to have been exposed. Torue continues to soothe Kon with her charming voice and advises him that Kon should get up or else he’d catch a cold lying on the floor longer. Torue now introduces herself and the other members of the S.R.D.I. to Kon, telling him they only want to help him.
In order to make her seductive charm appear even more intense, Torue presents her plump, luscious breasts directly in Kon’s field of vision and also gives him a charming, already erotic look. Torue even lets her big breasts bounce in front of Kon, showing them as open-heartedly as possible in order to finally cast a spell over Kon, whereupon Kon, who likes girls with big breasts, promptly falls for Torue’s acting and, as if struck by lightning, jumps up from the floor with full vigor.
Torue’s response to this is a charmingly amused smile, and she uses her breasts’ special ability, which allows Torue to lengthen them at will, to smack Kon with her breasts for her pleasure, which Torue did. After more beatings, Kon, still inside Ichigo’s body, lies unconscious on the ground while Torue stands over him, laughing sardonically at Kon falling for her trick.
To finally capture Kon, Torue “opens” her chest, extruding a very light green-clawed hand that grabs Kon. He was then taken to the S.R.D.I. and experimented upon, the results of which were seen when he got certain enhancements in the Quincy Blood War. And that’s pretty much it.