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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are so many]] that [[UpToEleven they occupy eight pages]]. This page deals with the Arrancars.

* For the main characters, go to Characters/{{Bleach}}.
* For Gotei 13 characters, go to Characters/BleachTwo.
** For Aizen and his CoDragons, go to Characters/BleachTwoPointOne.
** For Non-Gotei 13 Soul Reapers, Visoreds, and Fullbringers, go to Characters/BleachTwoPointTwo.
* For the denizens of Karakura Town and the Soul Society, go to Characters/BleachFour.
* For the Vandenreich, go to Characters/BleachFive.
* For the anime-only characters, go to Characters/BleachAnime.

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'''NOTE: To avoid confusion to English-language readers, who may be more familiar with the English anime than the manga, all names are in Western order.'''
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!Contains spoilers

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!!Tropes Associated With Espada As A Whole

* AlasPoorVillain: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. A lot of them get last-minute send-offs before ultimately biting the dust.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Justified and subverted.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The lower the number (ex:5 - 0), the tougher the Espada.
* AnimalMotif: Their Resurreccion forms are almost always modeled after animals.
* BecomeYourWeapon: They're the TropeMaker.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Like all Arrancar, each Espada has a [[OneWingedAngel resurrección form]] activated by a release command and the name of their Zanpakutō; roughly 1/3 of the Espada have non-animal names, but all the commands are related to either the animal or some trait the Arrancar has; some bats may block their prey's path with their wings(Inclose), Baraggan can rot life around him(Rot), and so on. Very rarely is this broken.
* CompleteMonster: [[invoked]] Szayelaporro and Aaroniero were ''so'' depraved that they were ''actually sent to Hell''.
* DecapitatedArmy: Without Aizen [[spoiler:or Harribel]], they can't really function as cohesively.
* FangsAreEvil: Grimmjow and Starrk.
* EvilCounterpart: Many of them are darker reflections of certain Shinigami officers, particularly shown with the Espada.
* HenchmenRace
* ImAHumanitarian: DiscussedTrope. It's stated in the manga that Arrancar develop out of hollows that have engaged in cannibalistic acts on other hollows to increase in power. Szayelaporro ''is'' seen cannibalising his fraccion as it's his method of healing injuries.
* JerkAss: At ''best'', this is how the typical Arrancar will act like.
** Subverted with Harribel, a [[TheStoic stoic, honorable warrior]], and Starrk - who's really too lazy to even bother being a JerkAss at his worst, and a generally nice guy at his best.
* KickTheDog: They have a habit of performing this, with [[AxCrazy Grimmjow]], [[ManipulativeBastard Ulquiorra]], [[UngratefulBastard Yammy]], [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra]] and [[MadScientist Szayelaporro]] as the most frequent culprits.
* KilledOffForReal: It's easier to name the ones that ''aren't'' dead by now. After the timeskip, the only Arrancar confirmed to have survived are [[spoiler:Nelliel, Harribel, Pesche, Dondochakka, Apacci, Menoly, Loly, Grimmjow, Gantenbainne, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose]].
* LetterMotif: Each one has two of the same letters in their name. For example Sta''rr''k or Ya''mm''y.
* MeaningfulName: "Arrancar" is derived from the Spanish verb that means "to rip". Arrancars are Hollows that ''rip off'' their masks.
* OneWingedAngel: Half of them release their Zanpakuto just as they're about to lose otherwise. The rest do so to finish up a fight before their opponents get serious.
* SevenDeadlySins: The Espada have a variant, known as the Aspects of Death. But some follow this.
* StaticCharacter: Subverted here and there. Surprisingly, despite limited time to do anything with the Espada, most of them had some sort character development. While it's important in Ulquiorra, most of the Espada's reasons and beliefs were shown. Starrk wanted friends, Barragan wanted his kingdom back, Harribel needed protection over her teammates, and Nnoitra's hate over Nel was shown.


[[folder: (#1) Primera Espada - Coyote Starrk]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Los Lobos'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[ComboBreaker Bringing a gun to a sword fight]].]]

::'''Coyote Starrk'''
-->Voiced by: RikiyaKoyama (JP), KeithSilverstein (EN)

The First Espada, a lazy bum of an Arrancar who prefers not to fight when he can. His Fraccion is Lilynette and his Zanpakuto is Los Lobos. Defined with the aspect of 'Loneliness', Starrk is a Hollow who grew too powerful and envied the weak since they can pack together. Followed Aizen for the sole purpose of having friends. Cut down by Shunsui, the Soul Reaper most like him.
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* AbnormalAmmo: [[spoiler: Aside from Ceros, he can also release ''exploding wolves '' made out of pieces of his ''soul.'']]
* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is jet black in the manga, brown in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: Easily the least evil hollow in the series after Nel and her brothers.
* AlasPoorVillain: Actually given by Kyoraku, based on his expression here. [[invoked]]
* AnimalMotifs: His resurrección is related to wolves. [[spoiler: More specifically the "lone wolf", reflecting on his aspect.]]
** ThoseWilyCoyotes: For his western cowboy-like outfit and name.
* AntiVillain: "Couldn't we just pretend to fight?". So much that you expected a DefeatEqualsFriendship after fighting Kyoraku. [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorVillain It doesn't happen, not at all]].]]
** After beating the snot out of Rose and Love, he says that if they run away he doesn't plan on chasing them.
** In fact, looking at how his fight with Kyoraku is portrayed - the monologues, flashbacks, just how clear it's made he has good intentions if not methods - one could argue that he is being portrayed as the 'good guy' in that specific battle. Not helped by Kyoraku's manner; he says little, and what he ''does'' say is either suspect (can you ''really'' trust that tone and hat-Hidden Eyes?) or contradicted by his actions.
*** PerspectiveFlip
* ApologeticAttacker: Apologizes several times before doing something to oppose the protagonists.
* AwesomeMccoolName: He sounds like he should be a villain in some western.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Figured out how Shunsui's and Ukitake's Shikai abilities work after only a few attacks.
* {{Badass}}: Comes with the territory of the being the top Espada.
* BadassLongcoat: In his released state.
** BadassBandolier: Has a pair at the back of it, to complement his lone-wolf-gunslinger-theme. They don't hold bullets however - they let him summon a badass spirit wolf army, and a pair of energy swords if he needs them.
* BattleAura: As a hollow, it was powerful enough to kill all the other Hollows who he was around.
* BeamSpam
* BigBadassWolf: Can summon an army of them.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's Espada # 1.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Kick About - Los Lobos!"
* CallingYourAttacks: "Cero Metralleta."
* CombatPragmatist: Once he starts taking a fight seriously, ''do not'' turn your back on him.
** Makes no difference, really. If you aren't Yamamoto or Kyoraku, he ''will'' kick your ass.
* CurbStompBattle: Proving what it takes to be Primera Espada, he easily defeats Rose and Love, two Captain-level opponents with the added power of Hollow masks, at the same time.
* EmpathicWeapon: Most of the time an arrancar's zanpakuto is just his/her power sealed into a sword. Starrk's zanpakuto is actually [[spoiler:Lilynette. His sword is just a normal sword.]]
** Oddly enough, this makes him more like a bankai-level Soul Reaper than an Arrancar with how the sword is released.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "Forgive me, but I abhor such tactics."
* EvilCounterpart: To Kyoraku; both are BrilliantButLazy warriors capable of incredible feats but reluctant to do much and have MUCH younger assistants that freely whack them despite being nowhere near as powerful as they are, and even have similar application of speed and fighting style. They differ largely in that Kyoraku is more carefree and easygoing while Starrk is more lazy and apathetic. Though in the end, it's inverted, since Kyoraku is far more likely to fight dirty.
** [[LighterAndSofter Good Counterpart]]: To ''Aizen Sosuke'' of all people. [[WordOfGod The latest databook says]] that the reason Aizen started along a convoluted plan to become a PhysicalGod is because he felt lonely being stronger than everyone around him. Basically the main difference between Starrk and Aizen is that [[AmbitionIsEvil Starrk lacked ambition.]]
* TheEvilGenius: A rare version of this trope, see AwesomenessByAnalysis.
* EyepatchOfPower: His release.
* FlunkyBoss: Sorta. He can split his soul into at least a hundred exploding wolf-like creatures.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: Merges with Lilynette, his zanpakuto, to go into resurrección.]]
* GangstaStyle: Does this at one point in the anime.
* TheGunslinger: His released form use a gun.
* GunsAkimbo: Two guns, even.
** WaveMotionGun: Does this in the anime as well.
* GunFu
* IAmNotLeftHanded: A gambit he pulls in the anime where [[spoiler: He fires a powerful cero from his right pistol and then holsters it, creating the illusion that while the right gun is more powerful, it requires recharge between firing. When Kyoraku tries to take advantage of this apparent weakness, Starrk just flips the gun forward and shoots him in the face.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Does not care about his power at all, since it caused his loneliness in the first place.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lilynette, though Lilynette makes a point that Arrancar don't age.
* LetsGetDangerous: Get ready, Kyoraku.
* LonelyAtTheTop: More or less the basis of his character.
-->[[spoiler:"I was jealous of the weak ones. The weak are allowed to congregate. I want to be weak. If that's impossible...at least give me [[TrueCompanions comrades]] as strong as I am."]]
* [[spoiler:LonelyTogether: Starrk and Lilynette.]]
* [[spoiler: MadnessMantra: "I am not alone. I am not alone. ''I am not alone.''"]]
* MartialPacifist: Doesn't seem to care much for combat, being ''extremely'' reluctant to fight Kyoraku seriously.
* [[spoiler:NotSoHarmlessVillain: Stops screwing around and ''blasts Kyoraku in the back '' at the first opportunity, when Aizen launches a serious attack.]]
* NonMaliciousMonster: He's a hollow, but he's not evil, just extremely lonely and viewing the other Espada as his TrueCompanions.
* NotSoDifferent: Much of his behavior and tactics are comparable to Kyoraku's, but this is ultimately subverted and lampshaded when it turns out his assumptions on this basis - Kyoraku's 'desperate' attacks - turn out to be misguided. Kyoraku is [[ObfuscatingStupidity intentionally unpredictable]], and tells Starrk he shouldn't be so quick to think they're the same kind of people.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Holy shit! He is, without a doubt, THE biggest example in the series. [[spoiler: Not only he can fire 1,000 cero at once, those dozens of soul-wolves? Each of them has the fire-power of a small nuke.]] It's good thing that he's a MartialPacifist.
* PowerIncontinence: Apparently could not stop his reiatsu from killing everything around him until he met Aizen.
* PunchClockVillain: A borderline example, if not an outright one.
* SevenDeadlySins: Going by what Kubo said about the Espada representing these, Starrk probably represents Sloth.
* [[spoiler:ShadowArchetype: To Aizen, presumably what he would be like if he wasn't [[CompleteMonster the bastard to end all bastards]].]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's 'Starrk', not 'Stark'.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] at that. The most villainous thing about Starrk is his choice to fight for Aizen. Everything else about him, ranging from his actions and even his personality [[MinionWithAnFInEvil don't quite match up to his teammates.]] Despite this, Shunsui makes it clear that since it is a war, he wouldn't hold back in punches despite how nice of a guy Starrk may be. [[spoiler: True enough, Starrk ends up getting killed off.]]
* TorsoWithAView: He's missing his sternum.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBSOD]]: A minor one.[[spoiler: Despite saying he's not the kind of guy to get revenge for his fallen comrades, Love notes that his performance in their fight gets considerably worse [[VillainousBSOD after Baraggan's death]]. It takes being scolded by Lilynette for him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge instead.]]
** [[spoiler: After Lilynette's death he appears to completely lose the will to fight, and presumably, to live.]]
* WalkingWasteland: Before [[spoiler:splitting in half]], he was strong enough to destroy Hollows by being near them.
* [[spoiler: [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Pistol]]]]: In his released state. Actually, [[spoiler: double that.]]
* WorthyOpponent: To Kyoraku.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: (#2) Segunda Espada - Baraggan Louisenbairn]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Arrogante'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[MemeticMutation Booooooneeee]] [[WorldOfWarcraft Stoooooorm!]] ]]

::'''Baraggan Louisenbairn'''
-->Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (JP), SteveKramer (EN, Hueco Mundo Arc), MichaelMcConnohie (EN, [[TheOtherDarrin Fake Karakura Arc onward]])

The Second Espada, the self-proclaimed God of Hueco Mundo. Defines the death aspect of 'Aging'. Baraggan, by all rights, lived up to his namesake, until Aizen came and screwed him over, forcing him to his servitude, which he grudgingly accepted. Throughout his life, he has one wish: to exact vengeance and kill Aizen. As his Zanpakuto's name (Arrogante) implies, he's really arrogant, which causes his downfall at the hands of Hachi.
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* AGodAmI: Refers to himself as the "God of Hueco Mundo"..
* AlasPoorVillain: Given by Starrk, who was rather depressed that he was the ''only'' one affected by Baraggan's death. [[invoked]]
-->'''Starrk''': Lord Aizen, you couldn't even spare a word for Number Two?
* AnAxeToGrind: Speculation about his sword ran wild, but now has been revealed to be a frikin' BIG axe.
** [[spoiler:He has another massive axe called Gran Caida in his released form too.]]
* BadassBoast: "I am king. I am God. I will never die." Becomes a MadnessMantra during his VillainousBreakdown.
* BadassLongrobe: In his release state.
* BadassGrandpa: He's old, and even his powers revolve around Old Age, but he's still the single most {{Badass}} member of Aizen's BadassArmy. Not to mention he's just as muscular as Captain Genocide.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Anyone that comes close to him gets... considerably aged up.]]
* BreathWeapon: "Respira", the "Breath of Death." He means it.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Rot - Arrogante."
* CatchPhrase: "How Comical". Baraggan seems to have a fairly morbid sense of humor, although he never exactly cracks jokes.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/2/25/Baraggan_Death.jpg This is his final fate]], with special emphasis on ''final.'' ]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: He [[JustForPun aged]] to death.]]
* DemBones: [[spoiler:His released form is a skeleton wearing a crown and robes.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Yamamoto, arguably, mainly in that both are the effective bosses of their respective realms, until Aizen comes along that is (Yama had the same fate, technically, but in that case Aizen was a lot more subtle), and both are elderly warrior types. The story doesn't really addresses it since they never fight, and it was subverted- perhaps deliberately- when it turned out he was second to Starrk (though Shunsui incorrectly assumed that Barragan was No. 1).
* EvilGloating: For the most part, it's ''completely justified'', but it's also just about all that stops him from managing to do a ''lot'' more horrific damage before he went down. See VillainBall below.
* TheFatalist: As the Espada of Age, also directly connected to his BattleAura, Baraggan brags that death by aging is something that the mind can't fathom, except that it's inevitable even for Soul Reaper, lecturing that nothing can exist forever; even the word "forever" is meaningless, since it was born from the fear of death.
* HiddenDepths: An Omake reveals that playing chess is his favorite hobby. [[ChessWithDeath Quite fitting given he is essentially the Grim Reaper]].
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: After all the trouble Sui-Feng and Hachi went through, after surviving two bankai nukes and proving immune to kido, after taking arms off of both his opponents, he is finally taken down when Hachi, in the entire comic's greatest display of badassery, ''teleports his own decaying arm into Baraggan's stomach,'' disintegrating Baraggan into nothing.]]
* HumiliationConga: As King of Las Noches, Baraggan was minding his own business, when Aizen and his CoDragons came out of nowhere, saying bluntly that he wasn't good enough for what he was best at, wiped out Baraggan's entire army, forced him to serve the ones that defeated, gets thrown with the rank of "2nd" to further spite him, and has his palace turned into Aizen's own headquarters.
* IgnorantOfHisOwnIgnorance: Before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, he believed that he had already conquered everything, and was incredulous when Aizen told him there are other worlds besides Hueco Mundo.
* ImplacableMan: Sui-Feng is ''aghast'' at the level of punishment this guy shrugs off, even wondering during the third or fourth time he's taken the party's best shot and come back for more if he's immortal. [[spoiler: Even in his death throes, Baraggan decides to use his final moments to take a parting shot at his hated nemesis, Aizen.]]
* IronicEcho: "Farewell, God-King of Hueco-Mundo."
* InstantDeathRadius[=/=]TouchOfDeath: Baraggan's power over time doesn't care what you are or how powerful you are. If it or he touches you, ''you're dead.''
* LargeHam: ''Especially'' during his VillainousBreakdown.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Sui-Feng hits him in the face with her nuke-like Bankai at extremely close range while he cannot dodge or reduce the damage in any way, destroying the four barriers he was trapped in. Cosmetic damage to his skull aside, it appears this just ''made him angry.'']]
* MeaningfulName: "Baraggan" looks very close to "bragging".
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse: Omaeda and Soifon certainly feel this way about his abilities. His unreleased form can slow your muscles and make your bones brittle. His ''released'' form can ''decay the flesh right off your skeleton'', and then decay your skeleton until it turns to dust.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Holy '''shit'''!
* RedHerring: The way he takes charge, and the fact that he's the oldest (after all, Yamamoto is the oldest and strongest Captain) led some people to believe he was Espada # 1.
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Since Baraggan's resurreccion is called "Arrogante", it's safe to assume that he is meant to represent the sin of Pride.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: He ''was'' the king of Hueco Mundo by virtue of being the most powerful person around... until Aizen showed up.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: His ''basic power'' is more broken than every other Hollow's secret abilities '''combined'''.
** And, if used right, could possibly be more broken than ''Aizen.''
* TimeMaster: His abilities stem around manipulating the flow of time to slow down his enemies and make them age and crumble into dust.
* TorsoWithAView
* VictoryIsBoring: In his backstory, Baraggan was extremely bored with his complete rule over Hueco Mundo because he had nothing to conquer with his vast powers and army.
* VillainBall: Partially averted, [[spoiler:in that he still required the above HoistByHisOwnPetard to actually defeat him, but probably could have easily ended the battle quickly if he spent less time toying with Omaeda or did a little less EvilGloating while Hachi was setting up all those barriers. There's a reason his zanpakto is named "Arrogante".]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When Sui-Feng and [[spoiler:Hachi]] manage to injure him, he completely loses his shit.
-->'''Baraggan:''' ''"[[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA]]! Tiny, tiny! Tinytinytinytiny! Soul Reapers and humans and hollows and arrancars all have their own differences and quarrels! They have will and freedom and animals and plants and the moon and the stars and the sun and every little thing! But ''only'' [[GrowingUpSucks my power is absolute]]! Everything else is tiny and insignificant! [[KneelBeforeZod Your proper place is under my supreme rule]]! [[HannibalLecture Equality is not born from rivalry]]! [[GhostRider Look into my eyes]], for you are no different than insects to me!(...) I AM THE GREAT EMPEROR! [[AGodAmI THE GOD OF HUECO MUNDO!]] '''BARAGGAN LUISENBAIRN!!!'''"''
* WalkingWasteland: With all caps.
* WeHaveReserves: Partially subverted. He sent his Fraccion into battle fully expecting them to win, and he was noticably enraged when they were killed... but he also didn't lift a finger to help them when they started losing, and gave the impression that he was only angry because his servants being defeated made ''him'' look bad.
** [[spoiler: Played straight in his backstory, as he was planning to have his loyal army fight each other to the death before Aizen dropped in. Mainly because he was bored.]]
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[[folder: (#3) Tercera Espada - Tier Harribel]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tiburon'']

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[[caption-width:266:Smile.]]

::'''Tier Harribel'''

-->Voiced by: MegumiOgata (JP), LauraBailey (EN)

The Third Espada, a DarkActionGirl who led an [[AmazonBrigade all-female Fraccion]] squad. Harribel shows actually more compassion compared to the rest of the Arrancars towards her own Fraccion, but she still fulfills her DarkActionGirl credentials. She defines the death aspect of 'Sacrifice'. Her Zanpakuto is Tiburon, her number-tattoo is located on the left side of her right breast, and her hollow hole is in her womb. She was gravely injured by Aizen after he realized he didn't need the Espada.

[[spoiler:Following Barragan's and Starrk's deaths, she became the de facto "Queen" of Hueco Mundo. That is, right up until the Vandereich invaded it. Currently, she is a prisoner to the Vandenreich.]]
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* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Women]]
* AmazonBrigade: Heads up one of these with her all-female fraccion.
* AnimalMotifs: Her resurreccion is related to sharks.
* [[EvilCounterpart Antagonistic Counterpart]]: Possibly to Unohana, the most powerful woman on her side, is ranked within the top four out of her respective force, and is very protective and motherly toward her underlings.
* AntiVillain: Conducts herself in a much more restrained and honorable manner than her compatriots, although [[MamaBear you're in trouble if you mess with her friends]]. The only time she displays anything beyond TranquilFury and quiet dignity was [[spoiler:when she was enraged by Aizen trying to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of her.]]]]
* {{Badass}}
** [[spoiler: BadassInDistress: Has been captured by the Vandenreich. That's offically the reason any of the Arrancars would get involved.]]
* [[BishonenLine Bishoujo Line]]: Her Ressurrecion makes her lose her mouth and look normal.
* ButNotTooBlack: What happened to her in the anime adaptation.
* ButterFace: Her body and eyes look normal but in between she has [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily A jaw like a shark]].
* BoobsOfSteel: Easily has the largest breasts of all the female Arrancars and is also the most powerful.
** AbsoluteCleavage: When her top is unzipped, and [[spoiler: in her Resurreccion form.]]
** {{Sideboob}}: [[SarcasmMode However, is that true?]]
** {{Underboobs}}: Had her outfit specifically designed to reveal the lower part of her boobs; censored in the anime. Suspiciously enough, however, during a flashback to Wonderweiss' creation at episode 294, her underboobs are rendered fully, without any censorship whatsoever.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Destroy - Tiburón."
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: How dangerous she is as a fighter is a matter of some contention, [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100708090902/bleach/en/images/e/ef/Halibel_Released_3.jpg but she still fights in a bone-like micro skirt]].
* DarkActionGirl: More reserved than Cirucci, but three times as deadly.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Lighter-skinned (read: tan-ish) in the anime, for some reason.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: The anime was cancelled before she was revealed as alive in the manga.]]
* DoesNotLikeMen: Or, at the very least, she believes that male Hollows will invariably prey upon females.
** She works and lives in a complex with [[AGodAmI Baraggan]], [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra]], [[PsychoForHire Grimmjow]], [[MadScientist Szayelaporro]], [[EldritchAbomination Aaroniero]], and [[TheBrute Yammy]]. It's not a belief, [[ProperlyParanoid it's a fact.]]
*** OTOH, ''Unmasked'' reveals that she gets along fine with [[TheStoic Starrk]]. While she doesn't hate men, she hates masculinity. Case in point, Starrk is androgynous enough in personality that when he split into two, one half was female.
*** This may or may not mean she gets along with Ulquiorra, though. Knowing safety, she possibly tries.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Harribel was [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/4/46/Unnamed_Arrancar_from_Ch198.png first seen in the Arrancar meeting]] when Ulquiorra and Yammy reported to Aizen after they confronted Ichigo. Also, before you ask, those other three Arrancars never appeared again following Harribels' cameo.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Her sword's name is the Spanish word for shark, and her release adds a shark motif to her appearance. She even refers to herself as the shark when one-shotting Hitsugaya.
* EvilVirtues: Most notably, honor, loyalty, responsibility and selflessness.
* GoingCommando: [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-17477-11/bleach/chapter-367.html Looks like it]].
* [[IWillProtectHer I Will Protect Them]]: In the wild, Harribel lived as close as she could to a life of non-violence and starvation to defy the SocialDarwinist laws of Hueco Mundo. Since then, she has been motivated to fight by a desire to keep her few friends from dying.
* LadyOfWar: Quiet, dignified and [[MamaBear usually]] calm... and Hitsugaya was lucky to escape her wrath.
* LetsGetDangerous: With the extra fleshing out the anime gave to her character, she's practically a MartialPacifist most of the time. If you want her to stay nonviolent, ''do not fuck with her friends.''
* MakingASplash: Her released form uses water-based attacks.
* MamaBear: Harribel's "Aspect of Death" is ''sacrifice'', and the meaning behind this lays within her relationship with her three Fraccion. Harribel has no desire to kill, but she knows that she lives in a CrapsackWorld where the strong prey upon the weak. She joined up with Aizen because she did not want her own weakness to lead to the deaths of her TrueCompanions. Nevertheless, each of them would gladly [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice their own lives]] for her sake (and, unfortunately, do just that).
* MartialPacifist: Like Starrk, Harribel hates fighting, but will use her considerable power if it means protecting her TrueCompanions.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Implied in the anime.
* MeaningfulName: "Tier" is German for animal.
* MessyHair: Messy blonde hair to be exact.
* MsFanservice: She's the alpha female of fanservice for the Arrancar girls.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NotSoDifferent: Both sides appear to be completely oblivious to it, but Harribel's reasons for fighting (duty and friendship) are identical to the reasons 98% of the good guys fight.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Even as a hollow, Harribel disliked killing.
* NoSell: Unfortunately, due to the ElementalRockPaperScissors at work, her fight with Hitsugaya consists almost entirely of them No Selling each other's attacks.
* PowerOfFriendship: "I don't want to become stronger through the power I gain by killing and sacrificing another. If I can't win alone, then I'll win as a group."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only Female Espada outside Cirucci[[spoiler: and Nelliel.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even after the official romanization of her name came out, the English dubbers continue with their original pronounciation of "Halibel". All of the Espada are named after famous architects. She's named after Harry Bell Measures.
* StatuesqueStunner: Fourth among the ladies of ''Bleach'' at 175cm/5'9".
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Pretty much the first female in Bleach to have this on purpose. No ClothingDamage; that's an accomplishment.
* SwordBeam: Her "Ola Azul" ability.
* [[TallDarkAndBishoujo Tall, Blond and Bishoujo]]: Shows off a lot more skin than the usual example, though.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Appears to have rejected the SocialDarwinist law of Hueco Mundo despite being the third or fourth most powerful Hollow in existence, refusing to eat other hollows to gain power.
* TorsoWithAView: Subverted. It's where her womb is supposed to be, but it's apparently entirely internal (not visible from the outside) and it's suggested she's sterile as a result.
* TranquilFury: Doesn't show any more emotion than she did before, but becomes much more dangerous and ''goes to town'' on Hitsugaya after her Fraccion are defeated.
* TrueCompanions: She is very close to her Fracción.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Being the 3rd Espada was a last minute decision, as Kubo was very indecisive and switched her and Zommari's ranks.
* WillfullyWeak: Refusing to eat other Hollows means that she didn't continue to gain power the way less moral hollow like [[AristocratsAreEvil Barragan]] did. This combined with her steadfast refusal to kill and her belief in fighting as a group explains quite well why she didn't seem as powerful as the other Vasto Lorde Arrancar. Of course, when she actually puts some effort into fighting, she's a total {{Badass}}.
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: One could argue her entire contribution to the Fake Karakura Town Arc was a.) To try and redeem Hitsugaya's credibility as a fighter since he was able to basically fight her to a draw after jobbing to much weaker enemies and b.) To show how absurdly powerful Aizen is when he defeated her in a few seconds... although he did seem irritated that she remains one of the only people he's had to hit ''twice '' to defeat.]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Only Arrancar that didn't get to go down swinging, just getting taken out by Aizen ForTheEvulz. She subverts it by getting healed through Orihime and her Shun Shun Rikka, as revealed in the novel "Nestle to Night", and has now shown up again in one piece.]]
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[[folder: (#4) Cuarta Espada - Ulquiorra Cifer]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Murcielago'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[DullSurprise The face of a hundred reactions]].]]

::'''Ulquiorra Cifer'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP), TonyOliver (EN)

The Fourth Espada, Ulquiorra is cold, rational, reserved, and absolutely loyal to Aizen -- all traits which put him in [[BlueOniRedOni direct conflict]] with Grimmjow, to the point where though he is now Ichigo's main rival, Ulquiorra has far more enmity for the Sixth Espada. He considers Ichigo, and all others either weaker than him or human, little more than "trash". He defines the death aspect of 'Emptiness' and his zanpakuto is Murcielago. Disintegrated after being heavily wounded in a fight with (Hollow)Ichigo, not because he was slayed with a Zanpakuto, but because he could no longer regenerate his wounds.

[[spoiler: Recently received a short comic made by Tite Kubo about his back story in the third data book, ''Unmasked'', which shows his past and a little more of his relationship with Orihime. It does a wonderful job of adding fire to a good portion of these tropes AND give a nice definition to his and Orihime's bonds. Thank you, Tite, you MagnificentBastard.]]

Much like Kokuto, Ulquiorra's second form appeared in one of the games before the English adaptations ever were made. See the BleachMovies page for full complaints on this, but with a different villain.
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Tropes associated with Ulquiorra:
* [[spoiler:AdultFear: Being unable to hear, speak, feel, or smell for a large portion of his life, and it's all he first remembers.]]
* AlasPoorVillain: Orihime seems to think so. [[invoked]]
** [[spoiler:''Unmasked'' pushes this farther by making his backstory in a CrapsackWorld.]]
* AlmightyJanitor: Though ranked Fourth in terms of strength in the Espada, he is the seemingly the only one of them to have achieved a second released state, similar to bankai. This ability alone may be enough to push his rank up a few levels, if he didn't keep it a secret.
* [[spoiler:AllTheOtherReindeer: In his backstory in ''Unmasked''.]]
* AnimalMotifs: "Murcielago", the name of his zanpakuto, means "bat" in Spanish. When he releases the sword, he gains giant bat wings.
* ArtEvolution: Compare his first appearences to his later ones. Over the time, his features became more human-like and more [[{{Bishonen}} delicate]], his hair became longer and his mask became shorter. It's more noticeable in the manga, however.
* AttackBackfire, ThreatBackfire, {{Irony}}: His plan to break Orihime's spirit? [[SympathyForTheDevil Out the window]] once he dies. The two times Ichigo died? Ichigo was revived after seven minutes; the second time ''caused his death''. Threaten friends? Got him ''something'', but it ultimately '''helped''' the heroes. Overpowering reishi? '''Only Ishida makes a note of it.''' Say Ichigo could never beat you as long as he's copying a Hollow? As an Arrancar, ''you're'' copying the Shinigami!
* {{Badass}}: Justified, seeing how everyone here is, but let's put it this way; he got Grimmjow to back down from fighting without arguments, orders the giant Yammy to do just about whatever, is a person Aizen tips his hat to, and so on.
* [[spoiler: BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork / TheCavalry: Saves Uryu, and to a degree Orihime, spontaneously and in the nick of time when Hollowfied Ichigo was going to blast the Quincy away.]] It is, of course, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse never mentioned again]], but then again he's been doing doing a [[HannibalLecture good]] [[ShutUpHannibal job]] [[ThePowerOfLove with]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath denying]] [[YouDidntAsk all the]] cliche tropes Tite has him as.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: He spams this move shamelessly, and for extra cool points often begins it with his hand in his pocket. Ulquiorra exhibits one of his few moments of DullSurprise when Ichigo manages to put an attack past ''both'' of his hands.
* [[spoiler: BeautifulDreamer: Played with in the present segment of his ''Unmasked'' backstory, though Orihime says that she watched him because she was surprised that he was capable of sleep at all.]]
* {{Berserk Button}}: Severely dislikes losing opponents pressing on (due to being unable to understand their resolve) and in such cases will only become even more merciless, as Ichigo can testify. Even more so, the thought of being surpassed by a human enrages him to the point where he quickly stepped up his game and was about to decapitate Ichigo, weren't it for Orihime's well timed save.
* BetaBaddie: Hinted. When he goes for the kill, Ulquiorra tends to stab the victim's chest in the same area where his hollow hole is located.
* BigOlEyebrows: No, that isn't manliner above his eyes; they're his ''eyebrows''.
* {{Bishonen}}: Not as feminine as Szayel Aporro, but he ''is'' slender and quite youthful-looking. And, needless to say, he has ''lots'' of fangirls.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Enclose - Murcilago!", "Resureccion - Segunda Etapa."
* CallingYourAttacks: Databooks reveal this. How so? His lances have individual names; Luz de la Luna for his first and Lanza del Relámpago for his second. His black cero is named, and ''his tail is called '''Latigo'''''.
** Then again, the last is possibly a joke since the Bleach Wiki only cites manga pages.
* CantCatchUp: Inverted, but defied: in his normal state, he can easily outmatch Ichigo in speed and strength, killing the hero in their first battle and proving a ''very'' tough match in the second until Ichigo used his mask. With his sword released, he overpowers Ichigo in ''every stat possible'', knocking him around back and fourth without trying. [[spoiler: And dear God, the Segunda form had stats going through the '''roof'''!]] It's a mere wonder he kept his spot as the fourth Espada, since it almost seemed like all the Espada ''should'' be playing catch up to him.
* CatchPhrase: Has a habit of saying or a variation of "I see" when finding new information. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance he once boasted that he could see everything, unless it didn't exist.]]
* CharacterTics: No matter what he's doing, one or both of his hands are in his pocket at all times. If he takes a hand out, then something bad's going to happen.
* ClimaxBoss: The final fight between Ichigo and Ulquiorra signifies the end of the quest to rescue Orihime from Hueco Mundo. Ichigo is then free to rescue the rest of his friends, and leave Hueco Mundo to the captains while he heads back to Karakura Town. It also sets up the despair that weakens him for the rest of his fights until his final battle with Aizen.
* TheComicallySerious: Kubo once stated in an interview that, if given the chance and Ulquiorra was still alive, this would happen. [[http://localhostr.com/file/c65vHkehrdrz/Bleach-2-1.png Yes, we do mean "was still alive".]]
* CurbStompBattle: His first display of offense in the series consists of him blasting some holes in Orihime's escort guards before they can do a thing. Gave Ichigo a lesson of dominance during their first encounter, resulting in the former's death. Completely thrashes Ichigo again after releasing his zanpakuto during their final battle and while the former is down, takes the opportunity to effortlessly mutilate an offending Ishida[[spoiler:... Only to have Ichigo resurrect in Hollow form and returning the favor to him.]]
* TheDragon: Seemed to have been Aizen's right-hand man, as well as being given missions that one would've expected to be given to Espadas with higher ranks.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Ulquiorra seemed to slowly turn his priorities from winning a war [[SkewedPriorities to becoming focused on human emotions.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Calls Nnoitra "disgusting" for implying that he should take advantage of his prisoner Orihime by raping/sexually harrassing her.
* EvilCounterpart: In the Gotei 13, he probably most resembles Byakuya, and they both serve pretty much the same role in their respective story arcs. Both "abducted" one of Ichigo's close female friends and love interests, which brought him to Soul Society or Hueco Mundo; both served as recurring antagonists who repeatedly beat the crap out of Ichigo in all but their final battle, where Ichigo got the upper hand by surrendering to his inner Hollow...and so on. Both are also TheStoic, but where Byakuya is secretly NotSoStoic, Ulquiorra is actually so stoic as to be inhuman. Both also had a reaccuring problem within their arcs; where Byakuya struggled with a PillarsOfMoralCharacter issue, Ulquiorra struggled to understand that which he was incapable of seeing. And while Byakuya goes out in a winged angel form, Ulquiorra's Release resembles a winged bat-demon.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Japanese/Sub only. The English Dub gives Ulquiorra a much lighter voice. ...Then again, they were possibly giving TonyOliver [[BlazBlue a well-needed]] [[LargeHam bre]][[NoIndoorVoice ak]].
* EyeScream: His eyes can be removed and crushed to display his memories. The eye restores itself later, and is apparently not painful. In the manga, he goes the rest of the scene missing an eye.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The defining theme of his CharacterDevelopment is his lack of ability to understand why ANY of the heroes continue fighting for Orihime when they shouldn't be able to win, and their allies keep falling. When she explains that this is due to the connections their hearts share he is even more confused. It's a point which he questions over and over again, to Orihime and at one instance, even Ichigo.
-->"You're a fool, Kurosaki Ichigo. You fear my power, yet you still fight as if you think you can win. I don't understand you. If this is because of what you humans call a heart, then it is because of your hearts that humans feel pain. It's because of your hearts that you die."
** He expresses a similar lack of understanding towards friendship and possibly love. See the WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove entry farther below.
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity / GracefulLoser: When Hollow Ichigo powers up the cero that ultimately does Ulquiorra in, he reacts characteristically fitting, calm and accepting that he's lost and states that he has nothing else to lose. Seems to turn into ISurrenderSuckers when he attacks Hollow Ichigo from behind, even though moments before he ''begged'' to be killed.]]
** [[spoiler:When he starts disintegrating, he just kinda blinks, then tells Ichigo to hurry up and finish him. When the latter refuses, he calmly accepts ''that'', asks Orihime if she's afraid of him, smiles a little when she says no, and spends his last moments reflecting on the heart.]]
* FourIsDeath: Well, alongside the obvious, Ulquiorra has chalk-white skin, limp black hair, and generally screams of death. His transformations also look symbolic: a fallen angel for his first form and a demon for the second.
* GenreSavvy: Sits back in his first appearance to judge Ichigo's ability, kidnaps Orihime when everyone is busy, plays the right strings to scar Orihime, and chose to first handicap Uryu before continuing to beat him into the rooftop of Las Noches.
** WrongGenreSavvy: '''However''', he doesn't believe Ichigo will get stronger, leaves Ichigo for dead, everything under the VillainBall / IdiotBall tropes below, and believes that he could beat Ichigo down [[spoiler: even though the hero just CameBackWrong.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: [[TheStoic Eh, at least he died happy?]]]]
* [[GreenEyes Green Eyed]] EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
** EyesOfGold: [[spoiler: Espada aren't supposed to have a second resureccion, but he does. Not only does it increase his power, but there's a level of mysticism attached to it that even makes his ''reiatsu'' feel completely different to normal reiatsu. Unsurprisingly, he has the golden eyes to fit this supernatural mystery]].
** ExoticEyeDesigns: His slitted pupils are one of his most definign traits, used to further emphasize his moments of DullSurprise.
* [[spoiler:HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Towards the end of his last fight with Ichigo. He does regenerate, but it only extends his life for a little bit.]]
* HealingFactor: He sacrificed attack strength for the ability to regenerate everything but major organs. Theoretically, you could break this guy's neck and he'd get up in a few minutes.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: His final speech indicates that he finally understands humans, but he dissolves before he can do anything about it.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: While all Arrancars are amalgamations of Hollows with one form and mind being dominant, Ulquiorra's the most unsettling, however subtle. Apart from his release forms, his white skin, his weight, and his general lack of blood loss make you wonder if this guy's actually healthy enough to be kicking people into walls. He's unnaturally thinner and shorter than most of the cast. His green eyes certainly have an uneasy vibe compared to the more modest eye colors. With that, his design is nonstandard, but the complete opposite to the 5th's issue: where Nnoitra has skinny eyes, Ulquiorra has large, D-shaped eyes with too large irises compared to his pupils.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He is the only Arrancar known to have a two-stage release, similar to a zanpakuto's bankai. He hasn't shown this to anyone but Ichigo, and claims that no-one else knows about it.
* [[spoiler: IdentityAmnesia: He has no memory of being anything but a Vasto Lorde, which shows how much he knew about humans to begin with.]]
* IdiotBall / VillainBall: Juggles these:
** He lets Ichigo survive their first encounter ''because'' Ichigo's a weak foe who he expects to become stronger? [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Thanks for allowing your own death!]]
** He ''continues'' to let Ichigo survive, even straight up telling him that, if he was still alive after a stab through the chest, to '''"leave Las Noches" if he could still move.''' [[TooDumbToLive You coulda finished him off!]]
*** Possible explanation is that, hidden agenda or not, he is still loyal to Aizen. And Aizen, as we learn later, needed Ichigo to become stronger, not be finished off.
** Chose not to flee [[spoiler: the '''''zombie-Shinigami/Hollow hybrid''''' that only lets out a roar and is faster than him]] despite being able to ''fly''.
** Calls out Grimmjow for taking Orihime, and yet in that time he could've [[StatingTheSimpleSolution launched an attack]] instead of, you know, ''talking'' to the AxCrazy BloodKnight.
* JerkAss: If he's not being ordered to do a task by Aizen or is killing someone, Ulquiorra's favorite pass time seems to be goading on people who aren't goading ''him'' on. Take how he rubbed Rukia's half-death in Ichigo's face, or threatened to force-feed Orihime if she didn't eat.
* LimaSyndrome: Sutbly develops this toward Orihime, starting with mentally acknowledging her courage when she stands up to him, to being fascinated with her personality. This has become a fan favorite for FanFiction.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MrFanservice: While not as much as Grimmjow, [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/00/Ulquiorra_Cifer_Number_Revealed.png he does have a pretty nice body]], with his voice (Japanese only) being very deep.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His sword either stands for two things; "bat" in Spanish, or, and points for {{Foreshadow}}ing, ''black-winged great demon'' in Japanese.
* NeckLift: [[spoiler:On Ichigo. ''With his tail''.]]
* NietzscheWannabe: Has this as his life, blood, and Aspect of Death. You can blame the fact that he [[spoiler: was pretty much deaf and mute as a Hollow.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Barely scratched from his fight with Ichigo, not damaged at all from his fight with Grimmjow, and UpToEleven in his transformations due to wings.
* [[NoFlowInCGI No Flow in Anime]]: Averted in a very weird way; during his first transformation, ''everything'' flows, especially his hair, fur, and clothing. Which is odd, considering there isn't any wind in Hueco Mundo and [[spoiler: his dress seems to be part of his '''''skin''''', considering he has nothing defining sleeves, but he has a collar.]] Given how little his mouth moves and how he rarely blinks, this can be distracting.
* [[spoiler:NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: An arm, his legs, and his digestive track, kidneys, bladder, and whatever was at his waist, plus a wing and his horns (leaving a little bit left of his right). If we count the panels onward from when he "woke up", he survived 17 pages until he started turning into ash, and fully died five pages afterwards. This translates into roughly ''77 panels until he died'', or just until he started turning into ash.]] This guy is an ImplacableMan ''among'' Implacable Men.
* NotSoDifferent: Throughout their various confrontations there's a running theme between Ulquiorra and Ichigo as to whether Ulquiorra's becoming more human or Ichigo's becoming more hollow. [[spoiler: It's a little of both.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Was originally voiced by Steven Jay Blum for a videogame. Most fans were, strangely, angered about it, [[FridgeLogic even though Steven was hitting the range the Japanese Ulquiorra went for,]] [[BrokenBase dispite claims much later that Ulquiorra's voice was too high or sounded off.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Without saying.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: His "Lanza del Relampago" produces a truly enormous explosion.
** ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill: Speaking of his lances, ''dear '''God''''', how did it even go unnoticed!?
* PowerGivesYouWings: His release gives him gigantic bat wings.
** PowerFloats: Notice how he's now taller than Orihime and about as tall as Ichigo in the anime? He didn't grow several inches; you can catch him cheating occasionally.
** PowerMakesYourHairGrow: His hair remains short in the front, but turned around, his hair can be seen [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091208213843/bleach/en/images/b/b9/Ch346_title_cover.jpg nearly to his hips!]]
* PrehensileTail: The ridiculously long tail in his release, at first, becomes nothing more than a [[TailSlap long-range weapon.]] Then we see what it's really used for; [[spoiler:'''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090509042822/bleach/en/images/1/15/Ulquiorra_kills_Ichigo.jpg strangulation.]]''']]
* RedHerring: He seemed to act as Aizen's hands, and had a very calm demeanor about him, as well as being one of the few people Grimmjow was afraid of. All of this led Ichigo to believe he was Espada #1.
* TheRival: Ended up as one to Ichigo.
* SevenDeadlySins: Doubles as ThemeNaming, since his second/final battle with Ichigo had each sin in the title; The Envy, The Greed, The Gluttony, The Pride, The Sloth, The Wrath, and The Lust 1 through 6. Chapters entitled "The Ash" and "The Heart" wrap the fight up.
** [[GreenEyedMonster Envy]]: Played with; on one hand, he seemed envious that humans had emotions and the like. On the other, he took emotions as a weakness, which often covered up the perceivable envy.
*** [[spoiler:Part of the AlternateCharacterInterpretation; one could say he was envious of the bonds Orihime had with her friends, something Ulquiorra never got to experience as a Hollow.]]
** {{Greed}}: Seemed to desire knowledge about the "heart", [[GreenEyedMonster something he never had before and wanted]], causing inner conflict for his loyalty to Aizen.
** [[KnowledgeBroker Gluttony]]: To information; he had a habit of probing for any information about his enemies that he was missing.
** {{Lust}}: Depending on how you view "lust", he either averts it or plays it straight.
*** Averted: he completely ignored attraction to Orihime, and even reminds her that he's there to make sure she stays alive.
*** Straight: he wanted to know more about human emotions and their ties to others in "love" and "friendship" to a creepy amount, [[FanFic and many people think]] that [[WildMassGuessing he visited Orihime often off screen just to ask questions about these.]] This ties into his main CharacterDevelopment of understanding "the heart".
** {{Pride}}: Boasted about Arrancars being superior to humans and Soul Reapers and stated that humans could never copy a Hollow's power. [[spoiler: This bit him back ''hard'' when Ichigo CameBackWrong.]]
** [[BrilliantButLazy Sloth]]: He didn't do anything to any of the threats against Aizen, save for Ichigo, even when he states that he's been ordered to scout out anything potential and destroy it.
** [[UnstoppableRage Wrath]]: Furiously beat down Ichigo in their second battle, blasted craters into two unseated Soul Reapers to make a point, and probably would've done one of the two to Uryu.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Played with if we include the [[IdiotBall Idiot]] or VillainBall tropes above.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Until the official romanization of "Cifer" became canon, the commonly accepted way to spell Ulquiorra's name was "Schiffer". Noteably, TheOtherWiki still has his old name listed.
** Ulquiorra's name is itself a misspelling of Patricia '''Urquiola''', a Spanish architect.
* [[spoiler:SingleEpisodeHandicap: From his ''Unmasked'' [[http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a123/Oceano_Seina/UNMASKED/unmaskedcomic6.jpg backstory.]]]]
* TheSpock: He's so analytical, his regenerative powers are even used to aid in his ability to exactly report on something he's witnessed exactly as it happened (via crushing his eye). As he says, he doesn't believe in what he can't see and therefore his method of understanding the world is to analyse it as clinically as possible. That makes him both...
** TheStoic: As he is most of the time.
** NotSoStoic: When he's finally rattled, he's as capable of emotional outbursts as any other character.
* TailSlap: In Segunda form, his whip-like tail becomes his long-range weapon.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's only average height (given how tall the other espada are this makes him looker shorter than he really is) but he's a foil to the passion and idealism of Ichigo and his contrast character is, of course, Orihime.
* TorsoWithAView: A strange example in that it migrates. It starts out in his neck but ends up in his lower chest by the time he dies.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Struggles with this.
-->"Hearts? You humans are always talking about hearts. It's as if you have them in your hands. But my eye sees everything. Nothing can escape it. What is a heart? If I rip open your chest will I see it? If I crack open your skull will I find it in there?"
** Finally, [[spoiler:he understands it in the moment of his death, while Orihime keeps reaching for his disintegrating form.]]
* WillfullyWeak: There's possibly a good reason he's hiding his second transformation, but for now, it's unexplained.
* [[spoiler:[[RedEyesTakeWarning Yellow Eyes Take Warning]]]]: Which is surprising, considering the eye color of [[spoiler: normal Hollows. All you have to do is make his sclera black instead of dark green.]]
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[[folder: (#5) Quinta Espada - Nnoitra Gilga]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Santa Teresa'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[WouldHitAGirl Hide your wives,]] [[WouldHurtAChild hide your children.]]]]

::'''Nnoitra Gilga'''

-->Voiced by: NobutoshiCanna (JP), MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)

The Fifth Espada, a DeathSeeker. Once, he was the Eighth Espada, but was promoted sometime after a sneak attack to Nel, the 3rd Espada of the time, whom he hates because she pitied and disrespected him. He defines the death aspect of 'Despair'. His Zanpakuto is Santa Teresa, and he is noted to have the greatest Hierro (armor) amongst the Espada. Bit the dust thanks to Kenpachi.
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Tropes associated with Nnoitra:
* AlasPoorVillain: Clearly what the anime (with a very sad music theme) aimed at, showing him as a NietzscheWannabe living behind the DespairEventHorizon, with an absurdly huge overcompensated inferiority complex. [[invoked]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: He clearly has an inferiority complex, but there's enough ambiguity in its execution that this crops up as a result. Some would say his sexism is just a ruse to cover up his [[DontYouDarePityMe insecurities.]] Nelliel was the only one he displayed sexism towards, but he wouldn't even admit it to her face, not even when she asked him why he wanted to fight her. [[invoked]]
** There's also a camp that believes Nnoitra was such a rat bastard to Nel [[{{Yandere}} because he was attracted to her and wasn't able to handle that well]].
** Given that he's past the DespairEventHorizon in some form, his DontYouDarePityMe attitude might have resulted in equating that to someone looking down on him.
** Another reason for his utter hatred of her could be that, during many of their fights, Nelliel would never finish him off, which Nnoitra, as a DeathSeeker, took as the ultimate insult and kept trying to provoke her into killing him off. That, and she ''was'' rather condescending towards him, going so far as to belittle his entire mindset as primitive and unworthy of a warrior.
* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion is related to the praying mantis.
* AxCrazy: Subverted. In fact, he's actually ''disturbed'' that Kenpachi's more AxCrazy than him.
* BloodKnight: The Espada equivalent to Kenpachi in this.
* TheBrute: Among the Espada, Nnoitra shares this with Yammy and Zommari.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Pray - Santa Teresa!"
* CombatSadomasochist
* CombatPragmatist[=/=]TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty
* DeathSeeker: Basically, Nnoitra's life goal is to kill every single person he meets, until he is either the strongest person in existence, or finally runs into someone strong enough to kill ''him''. He has no problem with either option [[spoiler:and the second one is what actually occurs.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Hit it at somepoint in the past and kept right on going. "None of us is getting redemption."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Pretty much everything about him.
** WouldHitAGirl is not the only reason why the caption says "hide your wives." He makes no secret of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what he wants to do to Orihime]], which [[EvenEvilHasStandards even other Arrancar]] find to be somewhat disturbing.
* DontYouDarePityMe: To a pathological degree. [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath And that brings about his downfall]].]]
* DudeNotFunny: Early on the arc, Ulquiorra [[EvenEvilHasStandards calls him "disgusting"]] for toying with the idea of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually assaulting]] Orihime. [[invoked]]
* EvilCounterpart: Similar in many ways to Kenpachi as a bloodthirsty, fight-loving psycho with the desire to fight strong enemies, but Nnoitra is strongly distinguished by his lecherous, petty, and arrogant characterization. The core of their axcraziness is also different: Kenpachi fights for fun, Nnoitra is a DeathSeeker; Nnoitra is obsessed with proving he is the strongest, Kenpachi ''loves'' finding out the opponent might be stronger than him. A visual parallel is also drawn with Nnoitra's eyepatch, which is later replaced with a scar identical to Kenpachi's after taking a strong slash to the face and chest.
* EyepatchOfPower: Inverted.[[spoiler: It conceals his Hollow hole.]]
* HighCollarOfDoom: His "spoon".
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: His Resurrecion looks like it has four arms, but it really has six. He also has a very powerful HealingFactor, just in case anyone actually manages to damage him.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Um, what is that thing? A reversed [[SinisterScythe scythe]] maybe? He does gain four of them in [[SuperMode Resurrecion]] anyway.
** BladeOnAStick: I think we can all agree on this one.
* {{Jerkass}}: His abrasive personality, intense vulgarity, and misogyny mean that he's basically the [[SouthPark Cartman]] of the Espada.
* KickTheDog: Everything he does, really.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Grimmjow and Ichigo certainly felt it.
* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Likes to just stand there and point out that his opponent's attacks can't harm him at all. [[spoiler: Nelliel and Kenpachi's swords are among the only things sharp enough to cut him.]]
* LeanAndMean: So very [[{{Jerkass}} mean.]]
* MadeOfDiamond
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: His eyes are thinner than every single major character so far, and the large upper teeth.
** [[NoodlePeople He's also much taller and thinner than most other characters.]]
* NoSell: Chad's MegatonPunch doesn't budge him, and Ichigo's blade harmlessly bounces off his skin.
* NotWorthKilling: Spares Chad's life after defeating him, explaining to Tesra that he's not going to waste energy finishing off someone who's as good as dead already.
* PetTheDog: He does seem to care enough for Tesra (his Fraccion) to warn him to get away from Kenpachi after sensing the latter's power.
* PlayingAgainstType: His English VA, MichaelSinterniklaas is known for voicing ButtMonkey types who often serve as the Comic Relief and the occasional Bishonen or two.
* PsychoticSmirk <-> SlasherSmile
* SevenDeadlySins: Considering how much he compensates, he may represent Envy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even after it's been confirmed that his name is "Nnoitra", a lot of people still call him "Noitora." {{Creator/VizMedia}} calls him "Nnoitora".
** He's actually named after Richard '''Neutra''', a famous architect.
** In the English dub, at least, his name sounds like Noitora, despite the canon spelling of his name not accommodating the last O.
* StayInTheKitchen: His general attitude towards female Espada.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was previously the 8th Espada at some point in the past, but managed to claw his way up to 5th, and given the tough-ass time he gave Kenpachi he seems to have earned it. Neliel was once so strong she could beat him down, without taking in a scratch, as Nnoitra is bloodied up. When they meet in the current timeline, Nnoitra has surpassed Neliel, as none of her attacks did any sugnificant damage to him, and he goes on to battle Zaraki showing no signs of lingering pain from battling Neliel not an hour earlier. Tite Kubo also sates, through Nnoitra, that the Espada have improved greatly since Neliel's exspultion. So, to people who argue Neliel was rusty, according to Kubo, even if she wasn't, it makes no difference being Nnoitra has improved, and she hasn't. Her old 3 in the new 6 or lower of the current Espada.
** To elaborate: Kenpachi, Bleach's resident BloodKnight, himself acknowledged that he had to finish his fight soon, or else he would have bled to death from all of the injuries Nnoitra gave him.
* TorsoWithAView: It's in his head!
* VariableLengthChain: Attaches his weapon to his hip.
* VillainousBreakdown: Kenpachi's clear enjoyment of what appears to Nnoitra to be a losing battle starts to strongly unnerve Nnoitra. As Kenpachi continues to laugh and enjoy himself, Nnoitra descends into raving and swearing at him. Eventually, this psychological edge causes Nnoitra to be too shaken to think to defend himself when Kenpachi finally goes for a killing strike, crippling him in one blow.
* WouldHitAGirl ''and'' WouldHurtAChild: Explicitly a part of his life philosophy.
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[[folder: (#6) Sexta Espada - Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Pantera'']

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[[caption-width:266:This is his normal expression... No really, it is.]]

::'''Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez'''

-->Voiced by: JunichiSuwabe (JP), DavidVincent (EN)

The 6th of the Espada numbers. He used to be the closest thing Ichigo could call a rival, until he was defeated by him, at which point it shifted to Ulquiorra [[spoiler:before his death]]. He's a bit mentally unstable but he's always eager to get into a ''good'' fight, not disappointing ones; that's why he saves Orihime from torture, so she can heal Ichigo and they can have their good fight. He is very rebellious and thus garnered a distaste from Tousen, who likened him to Kenpachi, and vice versa. He defines the death aspect of 'Destruction'. His Zanpakuto is Pantera. He's currently knocked out cold after being beaten by Ichigo and then getting seriously injured by Nnoitra.

[[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Confirmed by Kubo]] to be alive and slated to return for the final arc.]]
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Tropes associated with Grimmjow:
* {{Archenemy}}: To Ichigo, until after their third fight.
* AxCrazy: Evidently his aspect of death is Destruction.
* AnimalMotifs: That of a [[PantheraAwesome panther]].
* {{Badass}}: He took Ichigo to ''town''.
** BadassBaritone: Yet again, Japanese only.
** BadassBoast: "I tore it [my right arm] off. I don't need two arms to kick your ass [Ichigo]."
* BloodKnight: Where Ichigo says he's not and Nnoitra says "no rules", Grimmjow's the opposite of the two. He'll fully admit that he loves to battle, seeing it more as something Hollows ''have'' to do. However, he'll only attack opponents who CAN battle, and saved Orihime while also mauling the two Arrancars attacking her.
* BoisterousBruiser: Remove the "fun" part of it, and we're a little close. He'll have a blast fighting, but he's not good and is fast at swapping between having fun and being comepletely serious.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Grind - Pantera!"
* CatsAreMean: Was originally a panther-like adjuchas.
* CombatPragmatist: He calls Ulquiorra out for letting Ichigo live just because he isn't strong enough to be a threat ''yet'', and invades Karakura Town behind Aizen's back to kill him to prove that point. Although, at the time, Ichigo and friends were healing from their [[CurbStompBattle "battles"]] with Yammy and Ulquiorra from five days before.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Basicly what he did with Orihime. Then again, he just killed the threat of death, so it's more like "[[PressXToNotDie Come With Me If You Don't Want To Die]]".
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow ''Pretty'' blue eyes to match light blue hair.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Develops a ''major'' vendetta against Ichigo. Why? Ichigo wounded him bad enough to leave a scar while fighting back after Grimmjow had just spent about ten minutes beating the holy living hell out of Ichigo. Oh, and Ichigo's self-confidence irritates him.
** Don't forget Luppi, who merely mocks him a bit for having lost his rank. When Grimmjow regains his arm, the first thing he does is BLOW AWAY LUPPI'S HEAD. It's true that he took away Grimmjow's rank, but defeating him without killing him would have probably been sufficent to get it back.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Not as intense as Nnoitra, but sees Ichigo's confidence as condescending.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he'd gladly kill his own allies in order to recover a lost rank, if Grimmjow feels he is in debt, he will go out of his way to repay it -- displayed when he rescues Orihime, who had healed his arm, from two Arrancar girls who had been torturing her.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ichigo. Both of them are disrespectful, reckless, and stubborn Blood Knights that have no scruples over how to win a fight, but whereas Ichigo is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who has a hero complex, Grimmjow is a sadistic murderer who cares only about getting stronger and/or payback. Furthermore, Ichigo fights to protect his allies, while Grimmjow kills his allies if they steal his rank. In addition, a major moment of symbolism occurs when you compare their species - Ichigo is a Shinigami with an inner Hollow; Grimmjow is a Hollow with a Zanpakuto.
** Also, to Renji, filling out much the same plot role as the latter did in the Soul Society arc. Both are hot-headed recurring antagonists who are far more evenly matched to Ichigo than they like to admit, and contrast with TheStoic of their team (Ulquiorra/Byakuya), who serves as the more powerful opponent. Both have a one-sided rivalry with that same character, but whereas Renji respects and admires Byakuya, Grimmjow has very little (overt) respect for Ulquiorra and likes to imagine that Cifer is afraid of him. Both also save the life of the resident DamselInDistress, but for very different reasons: as where Renji considers Rukia a close personal friend, Grimmjow just wanted Orihime to heal Ichigo so they could fight.
* EvilLaugh: Grimmjow's laugh is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuEzy67MP9U crazy.]]''
* {{Expy}}: Of Kubo's old protagonists in ''Zombie Powder''.
* FacialMarkings: Has light blue lines below his eyes, similar to the eye markings on the ''Panthera'' genus of cats. Gee, [[AnimalMotifs I wonder why...]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Rejected; Ichigo ''did'' give him an offer to fight at any given time. Grimmjow rejects this [[spoiler: right before Nnoitra stabs him and puts him on a bus.]]
* JunichiSuwabe: His Japanese actor.
** RelationshipVoiceActor: His seiyuu and Ichigo's play Seymour and Tidus in ''FinalFantasyX'', as well as Sting Oakley and Auel Neidel in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''.
* KickTheDog: Namely, stabbing Rukia with his arm, beating the shit out of Ichigo's face, choking Orihime, trying to blast Rukia's head away, and wanting to revive Ichigo ''just'' to kill him again.
** KickTheSonOfABitch: Loly and Luppi totally had it coming, though. As did Ulquiorra, arguably, whom he briefly trapped inside Caja de Negacion.
* KlingonPromotion: He quickly regains his lost rank by killing Luppi.
* LackOfEmpathy: A lot of the time.
* LeftForDead: Although, Ichigo ''was'' preoccupied with [[CurbStompBattle Nnoitra]], [[ShesAllGrownUp Nelliel]], [[BigDamnHeroes Kenpachi]], Aizen unveiling his plan before leaving to Karakura, and Starrk taking Orihime to notice much else.
* LongBusTrip: One thing's clear -- he hasn't been confirmed dead, though it almost seems like Kubo's forgotten about him.
* MrFanservice: Believe it or not, he's got an even nicer body than Ichigo. Add that to his {{Badass}}itude, WalkingShirtlessScene and voila!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His first fight with Ichigo is too one-sided to be anything else.
** Amazingly not lowered when Grimmjow loses an arm in the second battle. Grimmjow only loses because Ichigo had help, and only retreats because Ulquiorra forces him to.
** And done so again, but intentionally, in the third fight.
* PantheraAwesome: His form during his Adjhucas days was that of a '''white''' panther ([[InvertedTrope inverting the black panther sub-motif of the trope]]). Also, his zanpakuto is named Pantera, Spanish for "Panther"; it doesn't take a genius to guess what his released form looks like. Speaking of that...
** PettingZooPeople: His released form gives him cat ears, a tail, long hair, changes his feet into panther's paws and his hands get covered with black fur and the finger nails turn into claws. Somewhat subverted in that when he is in his released form you ''definitely don't want to pet this kitty!''
* PetTheDog: Back in their second fight, right after beating him to a pulp again, Grimmjow actually waited for Ichigo to (try to) bring out his mask before resuming the fight. He could've just attacked him again, after all.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs30/f/2008/105/e/1/Grimmjow_JaggerJack_Pantera_by_KhiMa.jpg Just look at his damn released form.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: Needed Orihime to revive Ichigo for another fight.
* PsychoForHire: Almost makes you hope for an AU Episode where he is this.
* PutOnABus: For over ''four years'', we '''still''' have NO idea over what happened to him! All we've got is a subnote in a Data Book, and even then it's said that everything ''but'' [[spoiler: Ulquiorra's backstory]] wasn't made by Tite himself.
* SlasherSmile: Constantly flashes one out when excited.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than He Looks]]: His character song hints that there's more going on in his head than he lets on. ''It's better if we, who were born to destroy / don't know the reason behind that destruction / Anyway, a reason born for the sake of destruction / is better off not known at all''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His personal name is written "Grimmjaw" by fans before the official spelling came out.
** A spelling that would make more sense given the jawbone he wears all the time. It's actually derived from Nicholas Grimshaw.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Common reaction to him.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Ichigo.
* ThereWasADoor: This is pretty much Grimmjow's signature style when it comes to entering a room. Was once lampshaded, too.
* ThirdTimesTheCharm: The first two times he tried to release his Zanpakuto, he was interrupted before he could do so (a fact that Gin made fun of in the omake).
* TorsoWithAView: TropeCodifier AND in the image!
* UnusualEars: His released form gives him ''elf-ears with fur tips!''
* WalkingShirtlessScene: No one seems to be complaining though.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat]]: Big time! [[spoiler:It was confirmed in an interview that Grimmjow was one of the few Arrancar who survived the final battle, but is nowhere to be seen since the Vandenreich's occupation.]]
* WorthyOpponent: His dynamic with Ichigo subverts this. Grimmjow is obsessed with fighting him, not because he admires him, but because the fact that Ichigo can challenge him ''really'' pisses him off. It's made pretty clear that he doesn't just want to win against Ichigo, he wants to utterly stomp him into the dirt, leaving no doubt that he's better than him. He arguably developes a more personal hatred of Ichigo than any other villain in the series.
* XMeetsY / [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In DEATH]]: David plays Grimmjow pretty much the same as [[BlazBlue Jin]], if only with less {{Yandere}} and more Revenge on an octave lower.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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[[folder: (#7) Septima Espada - Zommari Rureaux]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Brujeria'']

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[[caption-width:266:He's so fast, he lets you beat up two of him!]]

::'''Zommari Rureaux'''

-->Voiced by: TaitenKusunoki (JP), Neil Kaplan (EN)

The 7th of the Espada members. He is the fastest of the Espada, fast enough to temporarily create clones of himself to confuse and trap the enemy. He's usually very calm and contemplative, but he harbors a deep hatred for Soul Reapers for killing hollows. He defines the death aspect of 'Intoxication'. His Zanpakuto is Brujeria. He has been killed by Byakuya.
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* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion vaguely resembles a sea urchin.
* BaldOfEvil: Becomes a "Bald of TooDumbToLive" when he released.
* BreakTheHaughty: Tried to perform one on [[spoiler: Byakuya]]. Epicly fails at it and even sees it kinda [[VillainousBreakdown backfiring on him]].
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Suppress - Brujeria!"
* DoppelgangerSpin: Has the ability to move so quickly he can create clones of himself. These clones are capable of attacking but only last a short time.
* DrunkWithPower: May be this, since his aspect of death is "intoxication". Although it's not very obvious, it would [[{{Pride}} explain]] [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim a lot]] of [[IdiotBall his]] [[VillainousBreakdown behaviour]]. Especially the way he snapped when he [[ThisCannotBe understood]] [[spoiler: his ability simply won't be enough to take down his opponent.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Byakuya, sort of. They are both [[TheStoic stoic]] yet NotSoStoic underneath, both of their special abilities involve speed and kidou-based abilities. The difference lies in the 'passion' part of their natures. Zommari represented intoxication and therefore had never learned to reign in excess. Byakuya, however, had learned a long time ago to discipline the excesses within his own personality.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: [[spoiler: It's what got him killed.]]
* ExtraEyes: He has 48 eyes on his release form's body in addition to his two normal eyes, and eight open up on his forehead in the last part of the fight.
* GratuitousJapanese: His BANZAI! AIZEN-SAMA!!! was more or less left untranslated in the English dub, apart from replacing "[[JapaneseHonourifics Aizen-sama]]" with "Lord Aizen".
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His reveal of eight more eyes in his forehead.
* IdiotBall: At the beginning of the fight, he {{Flash Step}}s behind Byakuya and surprises him, but instead of cutting him down, he stops and explains that he is very fast. Then, he told Byakuya too much about how his Amour worked. Byakuya even lampshaded this trope by telling him that he was stupid to have revealed so much.
* LargeHam: "BANZAI! AIZEN-SAMA!" "Why won't you take my love!?"
* LightningBruiser: Self-proclaimed fastest Espada and strong enough to fight evenly with a Captain for an extended period.
* MadeOfIron: Tanked Byakuya's bankai.
* MarionetteMaster: His release ability ''Amor'' allows him to control anything he looks at.
* {{Pride}}: Inevitable as he serves as an EvilCounterpart for [[spoiler: Byakuya]] (well, his opponent, anyway). Seriously, almost all the talk during their fight is about "''Which one of us is the most prideful, therefore the most despicable?''".
* ScaryBlackMan
* SmallNameBigEgo: Byakuya easily proved Zommari was this. The self-proclaimed fastest espada was no match for a shinigami who was functioning with only one arm and one leg (self-inflicted injuries) and for all his strength, in the end he was defeated through kidou and a sealed zanpakutou. As Byakuya said, "You make the title 'fastest Espada' weep".
* TaitenKusunoki: His Seiyuu.
* ThisCannotBe: When Byakuya showed he could easily counteract his ability (twice!). He didn't actually say it out loud, but his facial expression left no doubt about it. Much more blatant in the anime though.
* SycophanticServant: BANZAI AIZEN-SAMA!
* TorsoWithAView: Allegedly a very teeny one
* VillainousBreakdown: The biggest and most noticeable in the Espadas.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Being the 7th Espada was a last minute decision, as Kubo was very indecisive and alternating his and Harribel's ranks. Who knows how things would have turned out if Zommari ended up as the 3rd while Harribel ended up as the 7th.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Complains about this to Byakuya -- he even made a few good points. Unfortunately, he made them while trying to ''murder Byakuya's beloved younger sister.'' When she was ''unconscious and defenseless.'' This, of course, made [[ItsPersonal it personal]], so Zommari got killed anyway.
* WorthyOpponent: Sees [[spoiler: Byakuya Kuchiki]] like this at the beginning, and logically wants the same from him. Let's just say they disagree.
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[[folder: (#8) Octava Espada - Szayelaporro Granz]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Fornicaras'']

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[[caption-width:266:He's only pretty on the outside...]]

::'''Szayelaporro Granz'''

-->Voiced by: KosukeToriumi (JP), BenjaminDiskin (EN)

Szayelaporro is the 8th Espada and head of research development in Hueco Mundo. He is pretty much a lot like Mayuri: prepared for anything, has little to no feelings for other beings, and is a complete mad scientist. He also considers himself a perfect being with his powers. Everything he does is...well, nasty. He defines the death aspect of 'Madness'. His Zanpakuto is Fornicaras and yes, it does mean [[BilingualBonus "you will fornicate"]] in Spanish. Defeated by Mayuri in the most painful of ways.
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* AxCrazy
* AGodAmI: Gives a big speech about how he is "perfect", "immaculate", and "immortal".
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Younger Brother]]: Doesn't care much about Yylfordt's death [[CompleteMonster and even used him as a guinea pig to study a way to counter Renji's Bankai]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Gives out comments that suggest what clothing style attracts him more and his effeminate voice.
* AndIMustScream: What Mayuri finally puts him through.
* AnimalMotifs: His resurrecion is related to the parasitic worm. The tentacles he gains also make him resemble a [[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth butterfly]], and he describes himself as a phoenix.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Can reduce damage his enemies cause after analysing their reiatsu.
* BadassBoast: Subverted to hell and back by Szayel and Mayuri. Szayel brags at length about how he's perfect and how Mayuri can never win...right before Mayuri's superhuman drug takes effect, incapacitating the Arrancar and allows Mayuri to win.
* {{Bishonen}}: Out of the male Arrancar, he's definitely one of (if not THE) most androgynous looking.
* BodySnatcher: If he is eaten while in Resurreccion mode, he will take over his devourer's nervous system.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Sip - Fornicaras!" ("Sip - La Lujuriosa!" in the English dub).
* CampStraight: Is disturbed when he thinks Renji's actions could be considered flirtation.
* CompleteMonster: His image-poem [[LampshadeHanging alludes]] that he's ''[[InvokedTrope aiming to be one]]'', and since he was one of only two Espada that went to Hell after his death, he's certainly succeeded.
-->''"Tell me I'm the thing you hate the most in this world."''
** That said, he's also one of the first three Espada to ''die'', so it's not so much that they were the ''only'' ones to go to Hell as they were the ''first'' to go to Hell (though this was only shown in the fourth movie, and the movies' canon status is debated).
* CrazyPrepared: Second only to Mayuri.
* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: Subverted. He's the brother of Yylfordt Granz, and the fact that he targeted Renji, Yylfordt's killer, made it seem initially that he was motivated by the chance to avenge his brother. He reveals quickly, however, that he actually couldn't care less... Szayelaporro's actual motive was that he had been using Yylfordt as a living spycam, and watching Renji kill him had let Szayelaporro learn how to counter all of Renji's powers and score an easy win.
** [[spoiler: Double Subverted. Ylfordt was his creation, not really his brother. However he did have a brother in life whom he devoured when they died and became Hollows.]]
* DeathByIrony: Effortlessly trashes Renji because he was using Yylfordt to spy on him and knew how to counter all of Renji's techniques. Then gets taken apart by Mayuri because he did the same thing to him using Ishida.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His Resurrecion, during which he sounds like he's having an orgasm. Not helped by the fact that he begins it by [[FreudWasRight swallowing his sword.]]
*** And '''''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exploding.]]'''''
** So, yeah. Pretty much anything about him.
* DubNameChange: Apparently "Fornicaras" was too risque by AdultSwim's standards, so in the TV broadcast they changed it to "La Lujuriosa" ("the lustful"). [[TheGogglesDoNothing It's still creepy]].
** In the Italian manga the command "sip" (sorseggia) was changed to "succhia" (Suck), with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar everything that implies...]]
* EvilCounterpart: Both are pretty bad, but the main difference is that Mayuri does the terrible things he does ForScience. Szayel believes that he's already perfect and does the things he's does for pure sadism.
* EvilGenius
* EvilKnockoff: One of his Resurreccion powers unleashes dark liquid upon his enemies, and creates clones of them when they make physical contact with as little as a droplet of that liquid. As an added quirk, he sometimes modifies the clones' appearance to suit his personal "sense of aethsetics".
** These changes are always obvious; he changes a ''loincloth'' to '''''light purple jeans'''''. [[spoiler: Though Uryu was the only one to figure this out, and they weren't even '''HIS''' clones!]]
* EyesOfGold: When he reveals his MadScientist tendencies, he also reveals his animalistic side. He even keeps his fraccion around simply to [[CompleteMonster eat them]] when he needs to heal injuries.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seemed to have been among the more well-mannered Espadas, but [[CompleteMonster it vanishes as soon as you get to know him better]].
* FourEyesZeroSoul: The second in the series to be revealed as a [[CompleteMonster sick son of a bitch]].
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Subverted. Szayel was formerly Cero Espada under Aizen before splitting himself into two by creating Yylfordt. Somewhat plays this straight when Shien devours him in Hell and then later Szayel's personality takes over, assuming a Segunda Epta form that is equal in power to Hollow Ichigo and copies other Espada's Resurreccións like Los Lobos and Respira.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Guess where his Hollow hole's located? [[spoiler:''In his penis.'']] Granted, it's never mentioned, save for a Databook.
** And then there's his treatment of Nemu - chock full of rape imaginery.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Using Gabriel on Nemu was a bad idea! In 'Spirits Are Forever With You' this happens again since his method of stealing techniques by absorbing reiryoku allows Roka to learn Mugetsu and fire it off at him.]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: He creates dolls of his opponents by temporarily "absorbing" them into his "wings"; the dolls contain "pills" that represent each of the victims' internal organs (w/ different colors, as well as bearing their names in Spanish), and destroying any of these pills does the same to its associated organ.
* HypocriticalHumour: Gets creeped out by Pesche taking out his Zanpakuto from his loincloth.
-->"Where the hell are you pulling that out from!?"
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, all hollows eat humans, and many eat other hollows before they're made into arrancar, but Szayelaporro is the only arrancar shown eating ''other'' arrancars. Specifically, his own fracci�nes are designed to act as powerful healing medicine when he eats them.
* {{Immortality}}: His ''Gabriel'' power qualifies for ResurrectiveImmortality and LifeDrinker, as it essentially allows him to '''invade any convenient host that had maintained physical contact with him during his death, devour the victim from the inside to reconstruct his original body (horribly emaciating said victim to near-death), and then [[OrificeEvacuation burst fully-grown from the victim's mouth]]'''. The aforementioned original BodyHorror depiction in the manga was toned down for the anime.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Gets hit by Seele Schinder in the neck.
** ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Or the chest in the anime.
*** Doesn't do a damn thing though.
** [[spoiler:Mayuri kills him and combines it with ImpaledPalm.]]
* KarmicDeath: After what he did to Ishida, Renji and Nemu, dying in agony over thousands of years was a fate justly deserved.
** [[spoiler: Going to Hell after what he did is even better...provided the movie is canon.]]
* LargeHam: Especially during his [[HamToHamCombat fight with]] Mayuri.
* MadScientist: He's Mayuri's Arrancar counterpart, can't be less.
** [[TedBaxter Subverted]] as Mayuri gives a {{Badass}} TheReasonYouSuckSpeech basically declaring the reasons why he isn't.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He was the one that ordered the Exequias to kill Dordoni and Cirucci, since he wanted to extract Reiatsu samples from Ichigo's gang.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[invoked]] His treatment to Nemu certainly qualifies to the fans (as well as Ishida and Abarai), but it's his view of perfection that crossed the line for ''Mayuri'', of all guys.
* NerdGlasses: His mask fragments resemble these.
** And they have [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100728224352/bleach/en/images/f/f0/Szayel_new_outfit.jpg glass.]] ...''How''?
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: He and Aaroniero quite literally went to Hell together.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: KosukeToriumi. His previous roles are mostly about heroic guys ([[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]]), silent guys ([[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]], [[{{Basilisk}} Gennosuke Kouga]]), {{Not So Stoic}}s ([[RomeoXJuliet Curio]]), happy-go-lucky guys ([[PrinceOfTennis Kiyosumi Sengoku]]), or {{Idiot Hero}}es ([[{{Naruto}} Kiba Inuzuka]], [[SoulSeries Hong Yun-seong]], [[{{Persona 3}} Junpei Iori]]). Now tell us if Szayelaporro is '''anything''' like them.
** Ditto his English actor. His best-known role? [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbah One!]]
* PostMortemComeback: [[spoiler: After getting devoured by Ashisogi Jizo, Szayelaporro reanimated himself through Nemu, enlarging her stomach and jutting through her mouth, leaving her as a shriveled-up husk. It didn't work, ultimately, since a sense-accelerating substance was placed into Nemu beforehand by Mayuri, which led to his own FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* [[RoseHairedGirl Rose Haired Guy]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Szayelaporro's zanpakuto is named "Fornicaras", so he probably represents "Lust".
** His "Aspect of Death" is Madness. Fits it to a T.
* SissyVillain: For a mad scientist, he's awfully concerned about his clothes and hair. Perhaps draws attention to him being a CompleteMonster, seeing as the two times he does this he's just finished horribly devouring someone alive to heal himself.
* SmugSnake: He may be a bona fide EvilGenius, but he also believes himself to be an infallible intellect and the ''perfect being'' because of his nightmarish methods of escaping from death, and his only fights prior to Mayuri are him attacking people he has already analyzed to put the advantage overwhelmingly in his favor. When he overestimates himself too much against Mayuri, however, his every technique is thwarted and he winds up dying horrifically ''because'' he tried to kill Nemu to save himself.
* [[spoiler: TorsoWithAView: WordOfGod states it's where his penis is supposed to be. Explains a lot.]]
* UltimateLifeForm: Claimed to be one, since he can come back to life after being killed and take over anything that eats him.
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts out smug and confident in his superiority. When Mayuri starts messing with him, he throws a temper tantrum and starts swearing a lot. He's also breaking down shortly before his death, ''begging'' for Mayuri to hurry up, but then again from his perspective, he's been frozen in place with a sword slooooooooooowly piercing him for an ETERNITY by then.
* TheWorfEffect: Appears in the prelude to the Hell-based movie solely to get his ass handed to him in seconds by the denizens of Hell.
** He, of course, put up a fight. [[spoiler: Justified as he A) Didn't know a thing about who or what he was fighting, B) Was with Aaroneiro, who, when they first crash down, ''starts arguing with '''immediately''''', AND C) '''''[[LeeroyJenkins Starts the damn fight.]]''''']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: (#9) Noveno Espada - Aaroniero Arruruerie]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Nejibana'' & ''Glotonería'']

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::'''Aaroniero Arruruerie'''

-->Voiced by: '''Kaien Shiba''': ToshihikoSeki, '''Deep-voiced Mask''': RyuzaburoOhtomo, '''High-voiced Mask''': Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP), '''Kaien Shiba''': DaveMallow, '''Deep-voiced Mask''': KeithSilverstein, '''High-voiced Mask''': WendeeLee (EN)

Aaroniero is the 9th and only Gillian Espada. Because of his nonhuman appearance, he usually wears a white mask eight tiny holes over his head. He is prideful of his status as an Espada despite being a Gillian. [[spoiler: When he fights Rukia, he takes form of former Shinigama Lieutenant Kaien Shiba, which he got by eating the hollow that killed him and psychologically {{Mind Screw}}s her over it.]] He defines the death aspect of 'Greed'. His Zanpakuto is Glotonería [[spoiler: and he uses Kaien's Nejibana.]] He is slain by Rukia.
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* AlliterativeName: A ''very'' tongue-twisting one at that.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Never used any of them in conjunction, though. [[spoiler: Would've won, but was TooDumbToLive.]]
* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion resembles an octopus.
* ArchEnemy: Rukia's hated him far more than any other opponent she's ever faced here.
* BrainInAJar: Two! Almost literally.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Devour - Glotonería!"
* ClippedWingAngel: His release is extremely large and makes him a bigger target.
** It's a giant purple (maybe yellowish as of the Hell Chapter preview) octopus, or possibly blobfish, with a ''crazy'' CheshireCatGrin.
* EldritchAbomination: To say the least, looks the part.
** HumanoidAbomination
* EvilCounterpart: Subverted; he only shares superficial similarities with Komamura, because they both wear masks to hide a bizarre face, and their respective releases both involve something giant.
* [[spoiler: InformedAbility]]: [[spoiler: According to him, he'd [[MegaManning absorbed the special abilities]] of no less than 33,650 other Hollows. Despite this, he never actually ''uses '' any powers other than Kaien's zanpakuto and some CombatTentacles. Ulquiorra mentions a third, in passing, calling it synchronized recognition, which apparently let him transmit information between all the Arrancar.]]
* LovecraftianSuperpower
* MakingASplash: Via Kaien.
* MayumiYamaguchi
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: Is currently with Szayel in Hell.]]
** So... he ''is'' dead. (Although, this has only been shown in the movies, whose place in canon is debated)
* OffstageVillainy: Along with Szayel, Aaroniero is the ''only'' other Espada that literally went to Hell after dying, but we didn't see enough from him to determine exactly ''why''.
** That said, they were also among the first of the Espada to ''die'', so they might have simply got there first.
** His treatment of Rukia was pretty bad enough, but even that isn't really enough to cement him as, say, an "Irredeemable Monster".
* PowerParasite: Absorbed Kaien Shiba and Metastacia into him, which allowed Aaroniero to use Matastacias' possession and Zanpakuto destruction, along with Nejibana.
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Aaroniero's resurrección is called Glotonería, so he stands for "Gluttony".
** Considering that his "aspect" is Greed, he may just represent both of them.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Uses this on Rukia, but it only works for a bit.
* TorsoWithAView: On his leg.
* UltimateLifeForm: Claimed to be one, since he gains the powers and memories of anything he eats, plus the powers and memories of anything they ate, giving him the potential for endless evolution.
* VillainousBreakdown: He/It starts out very [[EldritchAbomination alien]]. [[spoiler: But once Rukia manages to kill him/it, while the top head just curses, the lower head screams about being betrayed by Aizen about never being in pain again.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: One high-pitched voice and one very deep voice.
* WeakenedByTheLight: But while it hurts him, it ''does not'' make him helpless.
* TheWorfEffect: Shows up in the prelude to the Hell movie solely to get his ass handed to him by the new antagonists.
* TooDumbToLive: Would've won the fight if he wasn't [[MindRape mind-raping]] Rukia the whole time. Justified as he's a Gillian; those guys aren't that smart.
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[[folder: (#10 & #0) Diez & Cero Espada - Yammy Llargo]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Ira'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[HulkingOut Don't get him angry]]. [[TheWorfEffect You'll just make him easier to defeat.]] ]]

::'''Yammy Llargo'''

-->Voiced by: KenjiNomura (JP), PaulStPeter (EN)

Ranked 10 and Zero of the Espada, Yammy is clearly the largest of the group. He's extremely arrogant and loves to destroy things and murders everybody in his way, believing they're nothing but insects. He isn't the smartest though and usually has Ulquiorra explain things. [[spoiler: Upon releasing his Zanpakuto, he is now the [[AssPull 0th Espada]] and has grown tremendously in size.]] He defines the death aspect of 'Rage'. His Zanpakuto is Ira.

Last seen laying defeated after a battle with Byakuya and Zarakai.
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* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion resembles an ankylosaurus. [[spoiler: His secondary release resembles an ape.]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: He can apparently change size in his sealed form; when Chad sees him again in Las Noches, he notes that he's far larger than he was in the real world. And then there's his release... [[spoiler: And his second release if that were even possible.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: After seeing Renji, Chad, and Rukia gear up to fight the now-towering Yammy, we switch to... the real world to watch the other Espada get spanked. Months later when we finally return? A CurbstompBattle has taken place off-screen, with Rukia as the last one standing (so to speak).]]
** Averted in the anime where they do show the fight, but it completely skips the conclusion of his brawl with Byakuya and Kenpachi.
* TheBerserker: Rushes into every fight, but loses every single time.
* BlessedWithSuck: The databook indicates that the Espada are ranked by Reiatsu, and Yammy's 0 rank comes from having the most when he releases since his power increases whenever he's angry. Unfortunately, this means Yammy has practically none of the special abilities that made the other 9 Espada (and Arrancar in general) so deadly, and as such [[spoiler:Kenpachi and Byakuya are able to combine their strength and defeat him.]]
** Doubles as a SmallNameBigEgo as Yammy believes himself to be stronger when that isn't the case at all, especially seeing how his "inferiors" fight.
* BigEater: Much more [[KickTheDog sinister]], though.
* BodyCountCompetition: Played with. He is the only member of the Espada (the only Arrancar, even) who actually kills ''anybody'' on-screen, notably the nurse that reattached his arm, Menoly Mallia, Loly Aivirrne (Ishida pinned her to the wall, though) and Rudbornn Chelute. Grimmjow butchered Luppi and Menoly, but the latter was revived by Orihime. Nnoitra is the only one that can compete with Yammy, given that the former wiped out an entire ''colony'' of Arrancar, whereas Yammy's first victims are ''hundreds'' of innocent humans.
* TheBrute: A poster boy for this trope.
* [[spoiler:BusCrash: We never actually see Kenpachi and Byakuya beat him. ]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Be Enraged - Ira!"
* ClusterFBomb: In scanlations, ''and how''. [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/bleach/380/p-8 See it here.]]
* CurbStompBattle: The off-screen fight between Yammy and [[spoiler: Rukia, Chad, and Renji]] is implied to be one of these.
* DumbMuscle
* EvilCounterpart: Not really highlighted as much as several of the other arrancars, but there are similarities to Ichigo of all people. Neither is shown to be specifically talented with regards to tactics or science, but they have utter shitloads of reiatsu, which is the reason for their positions. They're also both quite prone to rushing into a battle. YMMW though.
* GlassCannon[=/=]MasterOfNone: WordOfGod says his powers work something like this; he's the most physically powerful and has the highest Spirit Energy of the Espada, explaining the [[spoiler:Zero rank]], but the tradeoff is that he has ''no gimmicks whatsoever'', having to rely solely on brute strength and the powers all Hollows have. This, of course, makes him a far less effective fighter than any of the others.
* HulkingOut: See that part on this trope's page about growing to twice your size? [[spoiler: Yammy does it when he's ''already hugantic''. Then goes on to imply he isn't even close to being done yet.]]
* IdiotBall: Rushes into every battle, completely [[GenreBlindness genre blind]] to his fights, first never fight major character when he does a BigDamnHeroes moment, which happens to be all of them.
* [[spoiler:ImAHumanitarian: Possibly. He explains that his boost in power is a result of "eating" a lot. Since one of his attacks involves sucking out the souls of humans and devouring them, and that Hollows are cannibalistic by nature, who's to say that he didn't eat the remains of the other Espada?]]
* ImplacableMan: Survives more beatings than all of his colleagues and lives. [[spoiler: Dies eventually.]]
* InformedAbility: [[spoiler: Cero Espada, huh? Mind explaining why you're getting curb stomped by guys that had trouble with Zommari and Nnoitra?]]
* IgnoredEnemy: [[spoiler: Kenpachi and Byakuya barely seem to notice he's there after a while as they keep sniping at each other.]]
** [[spoiler: NotWorthKilling: They ignored him so much they didn't even bother to finish him off. They just left him bleeding and broken in Hueco Mundo while they went home.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: ... [[spoiler: Loly and Menoly]] really just don't ''get'' it, do they? Though Yammy's treatment of them was [[AssholeVictim a bit much.]]
** Inverted in the anime's rendition of this scene, where Loly ends up being less of a bitch than before, fighting to defend Orihime rather than herself, and Yammy's beatdown of her is just a KickTheDog moment, with her disrespect toward him the KickTheSonOfABitch involved.
* LetsGetDangerous: Go ahead. Piss him off. See what happens.
** [[spoiler: [[BattleDiscretionShot Not a damn thing, apparently!]]]]
* LickedByTheDog: Yammy is a complete and utter bastard from his introduction to his death, but a small yappy Hollow Dog appears to like him. It doesn't entirely count as a PetTheDog moment, since his entire relationship with it is telling it to shut up, but at least he never seemed to attack it like he did to a nurse.
** According to the ''unmasked'' book, [[spoiler: the dog is actually his Fracci�n, and his name is Kukkapurro.]]
* MarathonBoss: While he might not have looked like much, Yammy still fought with [[spoiler:Byakuya and Kenpachi]] for over an hour [[spoiler: before his death.]] In terms of fights based on manga time, he fought the longest out of any antagonist.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: {{Invoked|Trope}} and [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]].
* PetTheDog: He expresses some kind of grief over Ulquiorra's death ([[HowDareYouDieOnMe albeit in his own strange way]]). Moreover, the last time we see him implies that he somehow cared for the little hollow dog that followed him around.
** KickTheDog: On the other hand, he yells and throws things at his dog, and calls his companions in the Espada garbage compared to him, Ulquiorra included. Ichigo is rather disgusted that rather than his implied TrueCompanions, the only one actually saddened by Ulquiorra's death is Orihime.
* {{Scary|BlackMan}}... ''[[ScaryBlackMan Something]]'' [[ScaryBlackMan Man]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Yammy's resurrección is called "Ira", so he should be Wrath.
* [[spoiler:SureWhyNot: He's actually Espada #0, just like how fans jokingly speculated!]]
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: He was... de-armed by Ichigo in his first appearance, is smacked around by Ulquiorra, and generally makes an ass of himself, giving the impression that he isn't all that powerful. Renji and the others feel confident enough to tangle with him and guess what?! Espada #0!]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: It says something when he's not included in Stark's thoughts about his TrueCompanions [[spoiler: when he dies]], which included [[CompleteMonster Szayel, Nnoitra, and Aarroniero]] of all people.
* ThereWasADoor
* TorsoWithAView
* UngratefulBastard: What do you do when a fellow Arrancar nurse just reattached your torn arm? Why, bash her head off intending to smash her up to her feet, of course!
* UnskilledButStrong
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: The three victims of his CurbstompBattle (Chad, Rukia, and Renji) are regular victims of it. Ichigo showed a bit more resistance while actually injuring Yammy, but is otherwise ineffective. And then both Byakuya and Kenpachi, with Kenpachi cutting Yammy's freaking '''leg''' off -- keep in mind that by now, Yammy is the size of a large building. Kenpachi also cuts off Yammy's fingers and prepares to cut off his arm.]]
** And Yammy himself has been a victim before that; Ichigo cuts off his arm, Yoruichi beats him down, and Urahara completely outclasses him.
* YourSoulIsMine: By inhaling, the souls of any weak (as in {{Muggle}}) being in range are extracted and flow into his mouth.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Crosses over with [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead due to the nature of his Zanpakuto, Ira. The name itself means "anger" in Spanish, and like TheIncredibleHulk himself, the madder he gets, the larger and stronger he gets.]]
** [[spoiler: Helps him with defeating Rukia and co. Doesn't do shit with anyone else though.]]
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[[folder:Privarons and Ex-Espada]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches (formerly)\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Gamuza'']

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::'''Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck'''

Initially introduced as a [[CuteMonsterGirl child-like Arrancar girl]] with her two companions and pet Hollow worm, Nel encountered Ichigo, Ishida and Sado back at the Hueco Mundo desert, and after giving them a tutorial on how to differentiate between Espada (ranked by strength) and Numeros (ranked by age), she later agrees to lead them into Las Noches, the headquarters of Aizen and his Espada. Serving primarily as a tag-along comic relief sort of character, similar to Yachiru, Nel accompanied Ichigo during his fights with Dordonii Socacchio, Ulquiorra Cifer and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, before her status as a former Espada was revealed by Nnoitra Gilga.

In particular, Nnoitra (as then-8th Espada) fought numerous times against Nelliel, but always failed at defeating her, and when they were sent on missions together by Aizen, she would always be the one to save his ass. Frustrated, Nnoitra conspired with Szayel to tear off the masks of her two Fraccion (Pesche and Dondochakka) and tricking her into fighting a copy of Nnoitra instead, giving the real Nnoitra time to slash down her face from behind, cracking her Hollow mask in the process. Once Nnoitra threw the bodies of Nelliel, Pesche and Dondochakka out of Las Noches, she turned into her trademark child form, as a result of getting her mask cracked, and spent the next years of her life wandering the desert and playing with her friends.

Upon morphing back into her adult form as the former 3rd Espada, Nelliel briefly fought with Nnoitra, where her shared past with Nnoitra was given more detail, but right as she was about to pierce Nnoitra's Soul Chain, the strain from releasing her Zanpakuto had turned her back into a child, apparently losing her memories again. Nel was last seen waking up just as Nnoitra himself was killed by Kenpachi Zaraki.

[[spoiler: So was the case for the last four years, until chapter 485, where she asks for Ichigo's help in saving Hueco Mundo from the Vandenreich.]]
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* ActionGirl: For her beat-down of Nnoitra in the past, though not to impressive being he was a newcomer with not half her reiatsu and experience, Nelliel remains one of the better female fighters within the series' run, bar none.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The manga showed her with green hair, while the anime has her with bluish-green hair.
* {{Archenemy}}: Arguably, Nnoitra can be seen as her biggest adversary, ''not'' for being her strongest opponent (not by a mile), but for nearly killing Pesche and Dondochakka, cracking her Hollow mask, throwing their bodies out of Las Noches, and repeatedly torturing Ichigo. Adding to the fact she took it upon herself to be around Nnoitra as an acting babysitter. Thus, she made herself his #1 enemy and target.
* AnimalMotif: She is goat-antelope (and true antelope) themed. Her mask is sheep horns (a goat-antelope), she is a BigEater as per goat stereotypes (goats are goat-antelopes). Her resurreccion is called Gamuza (spanish for "chamois", another goat-antelope, but the kanji mean "antelope knight"). Her resurreccion form is a centaur-like gemsbok (a true antelope but the word 'gemsbok' is Dutch for a male chamois).
* AttackHello: Nel loves to headbutt Ichigo in the stomach. Sometimes, for no reason, she'll increase her speed mid-flight and give him a super-sonic headbutt.
* BadassAdorable: Both of her forms.
* BadassAndChildDuo: The Child to Ichigo, until she turns back to her adult form.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Nel follows Ichigo, protects him from Dordonii, shows concern over his injuries and, ultimately, transforms back into her unbelievably hot [[OlderAlterEgo adult form]] to fight Nnoitra.
* BigEater: Well, as an adult, she ''stopped'' Nnoitra's Cero, inhaled it through her mouth and unleashed it right back at him. Kubo stated in the databook that she has a big appetite, and that Pesche and Dondochaka cooked for her.
** ExtremeOmnigoat: In a way. More than that, her habit of eating ceros then regurgitating them back at the enemy even plays (liberally) with the idea of ruminant digestion systems.
* [[spoiler: BrickJoke: Nearly a literal example.]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Declare - Gamuza!"
* CatchAndReturn: Her "Cero Doble" technique lets her inhale energy attacks and end them back with double the power.
* ClothingDamage: As a result of her morphing into an adult, her garb tears apart to such an extent that it's a ''miracle'' her "clothes" even stayed on her.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: From a hyper child, to a buxom battle-babe, she is ''not'' one you'd want to mess with.
* CuteMonsterGirl: As a child, that is.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Dangerous enough to demolish Nnoitra in a brief CurbStompBattle. Short enough that it reveals her hips, looks like a miniskirt, and ''[[MagicSkirt clings]]'' to her figure despite being ''a rag''.
** The skirt and top were the only pieces of cloth left for her to wear upon morphing into an adult, so her fighting in a skirt gets a justification. The fact that it even ''stayed'' on her, though, is amazing in and of itself.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot everywhere but during the flashbacks. [[{{Badass}} Extra badassery points]] go to her for blocking the sharp side of Nnoitra's axe... thing, with her ''bare sole''!
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Uhm... when Nelliel bear-hugged Ichigo after turning into an adult, the camera is positioned in such a way that it [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/d/dc/OrihimeWarnsNel.png looks like she's humping him.]]
* DualAgeModes[=/=]SleepModeSize: Nel looks like a little girl, but can revert to her adult form.
** ShesAllGrownUp: Ichigo and Orihime's reaction when she first changed back to adult form, as well as that of the drooling fanboys.
* EasyAmnesia: After getting hit in the head by Nnoitra and having her Hollow mask broken.
* FacialMarkings: She has this weird red line that stretches horizontally across her face, right below her eyes.
* FountainOfYouth: Due to Nnoitra attacking her from behind. Came with EasyAmnesia, as mentioned earlier.
* GenkiGirl: Even as an adult, Nelliel had her moments of hyperactivity, particularly when she mood-swung from calm and melancholic after blowing up Nnoitra, to ecstatic and girly before glomp-humping Ichigo.
* TheGlomp: She combines this with AttackHello above, to the point where she almost ''kills'' Ichigo with one.
* GoingCommando: A lot of shots make it look as if she doesn't wear anything underneath. One particular instance is right before she releases her Zanpakuto, where we see her hips despite the skirt basically clinging to her crotch.
* GoodLookingPrivates: In contrast to the garb she wears as a child, Nelliel once wore a ''[[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/430139 really]]'' nice uniform when she was an Espada.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Her status as the former 3rd Espada, her past with Nnoitra, her Centaur-like released form, and her ''incredibly hot'' adult form was revealed to dub-watchers ''two years'' after sub-watchers saw it air in the anime.
* MartialPacifist: According to Pesche, Nelliel ''hated'' fighting, but when your IgnoredEnemy happens to be [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra Gilga]], it's hard for her to avoid it as much as she'd like.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: ColleenOShaughnessey (Dub Nel).
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Nel is the first entry on the page.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: In the manga, Nel's released animal part is of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oryx_gazella_%28Chudop%29.jpg gemsbok]], often mistaken by fans for a horse's body because of the flowing tail which is more horse-like than antelope-like. The anime goes further by giving her horse's hooves, compounding the mistake (the hooves are clearly split like an antelope or goat's in the manga). Her resurrecion is called Gamuza (spanish for the chamois, kanji mean "Antelope Knight") and the gemsbok, while not being a relative of chamois, was given the Dutch name "gemsbok" which actually does mean "male chamois". Nel therefore seems to be an example of Kubo [[DidTheResearch doing the research]] and the anime [[DidNotDoTheResearch not so much]].
** ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Nelliel throws her ''Lanzador Verde'' at an opponent, spinning rapidly as it travels through the air, building up spiritual energy.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Throughout the ''entire'' Hueco Mundo arc, Nelliel was among the ''only'' female fighters that ever successfully held their own against their opponents (or even fought at all), along with Rukia (against Aaroniero and Rudobon), and Cirucci (against Ishida).
* PowerOfFriendship: Nel uses this and cheers on Ichigo in many fights (when she's not getting in the way). She also snaps Orihime out of her despair because of it during his fight with Grimmjow.
* PutOnABus: After the battle with Nnoitra, nothing of her character was seen and her fate left in the air...
** TheBusCameBack: ..Until Chapter 485, where she virtually returns [[CrashIntoHello by falling from the sky and headbutting Ichigo in the stomach.]]
* ScarsAreForever[=/=]BeautyIsNeverTarnished: The scar between her eyes, [[spoiler:thanks to Nnoitra.]]
* ShipTease: With Nnoitra and Ichigo.
* SmugSuper: Back under Aizen's wing, she told Nnoitra she was babysitting him, refused to acknowledge him as the warrior he wanted recognition for being (even to extent of not wanting to kill him, denying him the battle-death he always wanted) and saying that she didn't want to be dragged down to his level of demented beliefs. As a result, Nnoitra felt she was this trope to him.
* TheStoic: Mainly during her time as an official Espada. This carries over to her final fight with Nnoitra, where Nelliel remained calm, quiet and relatively stone-faced for the majority of the time she fought him, usually speaking only once spoken to.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: In her adult form, Nell's garbs turn into this. Justified by quite a bit, though, since she spent most of her time with Ichigo as a kid wearing a garb, so it actually makes sense for her clothes to get torn up once she forcibly morphed back into an adult.
* [[TallDarkAndBishoujo Tall Green And Bishoujo]]: Nelliel is ''gorgeous'' as an adult, [[StatuesqueStunner and at 176cm (almost 5'10")]], she's the third-tallest female in ''Bleach''.
* TenderTears: Nel cries. A lot. Happy tears, sad tears, she's quite the crybaby who shows a lot of concern for her friends.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Only in her child form.
* VerbalTic: Nel has a lisp in her child form.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Sort of... Nel can vomit up her saliva, which contains healing properties. This is shown on screen often, much to the disgust of both Ichigo and other Arrancars. It looks like saliva, but... yeah. At any rate, the action is shown quite a lot.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/435894/4girls-arrancar-bikini-black_hair-bleach-blonde_ha Drawn by the manga author himself, no less.]]

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Trepadora'']

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::'''Luppi Antenor'''

Extremely short-lived 6th Espada that replaced Grimmjow when his arm was destroyed by Tousen. He is pretty flamboyant and does not take insults well. His Zanpakuto is Trepadora. After Orihime resurrects his arm, Grimmjow kills Luppi to regain his status.
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* AssholeVictim: Really, considering his [[FauxAffablyEvil mock politeness]], smug attitude and overly-flamboyant demeanor, it's no wonder many fans were glad to see Luppi die by Grimmjow's hands.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Strangle - Trepadora!"
* CampStraight: Despite his flamboyance, he flirts with Rangiku at one point.
* CombatTentacles: Eight of them, and they're capable of protruding spikes, too.
* DaisukeKishio: His seiyuu.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Grimmjow, once he gets his arm back.
* SissyVillain: Even more so than Szayel.
* SmugSnake: Enjoys insulting Grimmjow about his having lost his status as Espada, in addition to belittling his enemies, but gets defeated by them, and was killed by the same Espada he replaced.
* TedBaxter: Thinks he's a worthy successor to Grimmjow's rank, but is completely unaware how powerful his predecessor was.
* VillainousBreakdown: He pretty much loses it he sees Orihime's powers.
* TheWorfEffect: Loses to Toshiro and then killed by Grimmjow easily.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Giralda'']

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::'''Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio'''

103rd Arrancar and ex-Espada. He has a very goofy personality, but that changes when he decides to get his game face on. His Zanpakuto is Giralda.
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* AccentAdaptation: Privaron Espada, Dordonii is given a Spanish accent to go with the GratuitousSpanish he threw around in the original.
* BlowYouAway: When released he gets wind-based powers.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Whirl - Giralda!"
* DanceBattler: Moved like one before he started fighting seriously.
* HeroicSacrifice: Holds off the Exequias to allow Ichigo to escape
* KilledOffForReal: By Szayel offscreen, along with Cirucci.
* KoujiIshii: He played another [[EliteMook watchguard]] in ''KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* LargeHam: Based on Satan who is commonly portrayed as one.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Ichigo doesn't take him seriously at first, but he reveals that he used to be an Espada, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and goes to beat the shit of him.]]
** [[spoiler: Ichigo could've beat him, but being the near-{{Jerkass}} he is, tries to pass him off as the IgnoredEnemy, which was a BAAAD idea in the long run.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OneWingedAngel: He's able to kick Ichigo's ass in his Shikai mode. It makes him a power-kick style Arrancar with the ability to summon large snake-bird things from his legs.
** ClippedWingAngel: Summons more of 'em and makes himself a bigger target.
* {{Satan}}: His design has a lot of elements of the classic less-monsterous, more mustache-twirly evil look of Ol' Nick.
* VerbalTic: Tends to end most of his sentences addressed at Ichigo by calling him "Nino," or "boy".
* WouldntHurtAChild: Averted; decides to attack Nel in order to force Ichigo to draw on his full power.
** PragmaticVillainy : Only did it to make Ichigo release more of his power.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Golondrina'']

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::'''Cirucci Sanderwicci'''

105th Arrancar and ex-Espada. She's a rather rude and cocky sort who hates being interrupted. Her Zanpakuto is Golondrina, she fights Uryu Ishida in the lair of the Privaron Espada, and is finished off by Rudbornn for failing to defeat him.
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* AllWomenAreLustful: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]; she once said that she hopes most human men aren't like Ishida. Add that with her [[ElegantGothicLolita outfit]], her [[LittleMissSnarker personality]] and [[WhipItGood Zanpakuto]], and you can draw some rather interesting conclusions.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Rip Off - Golondrina!"
* ClippedWingAngel: Literally; she discards the arms, wings and feathers of her OneWingedAngel form to use her spiritual energy more efficiently, but she calls it the equivalent to severing a limb.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: She fights in it throughout her battle with Ishida, even after releasing Golondrina. Pesche even lampshades it by trying to sneak a peak underneath.
* DarkActionGirl: As with most female arrancar, perhaps more so, since she's got ''attitude''.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Based off the concept.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Killed off-screen by [[CompleteMonster Szayel.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: A pretty fair fighter with a ''really'' good fashion sense, apparently preferring the white-colored Gothic Lolita look, but unlike what one would expect, Cirucci is less than nice and sweet, and looks somewhere in between her late teens to mid-twenties.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has a pretty sizable female fan following, but [[StupidSexyFlanders we can definitely see why]].
* FacialMarkings: Purple tear drops on her cheeks and thighs.
* GenreSavvy: During her fight with Ishida, she made it seem as though Golondrina was limited to always attacking in a straight line when thrown, and when pulled back. Uryū decided to fire his arrows in other directions as opposed to simply in front of her, and destroyed most of the pillars as a result, but he played right into her hands, as it created more openings for her whippings.
* HoukoKuwashima: Her Japanese actress, who took over as Soifon later on.
* LittleMissSnarker: Okay, she isn't all that short, but she's ''very'' rude.
* MsFanservice: Comes with being a fetish magnet, but since she gets a bit embarrassed to reveal her body (in the anime), the only other Arrancar girl that's above her in this regard is Harribel.
* ShesGotLegs: [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091128191140/bleach/en/images/0/0b/C257_cover_page_Cirucci_Sanderwicci.jpg Preeety much]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Literally, since it used to be "Thunderwitch".
* TheTease: Implied in the above link, as well as [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/3/32/Bleach_cover_29.png this volume cover]].
* VibroWeapon: The blades she attacks with in her released form.
* WhipItGood: Hee hee, well now....
** Bordering on EpicFlail.
** More of a KillerYoyo.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Dragra'']

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::'''Gantenbainne Mosqueda'''

107th Arrancar and ex-Espada. His Zanpakuto is Dragra. He usually takes it easy unless his opponent does give a challenge [[spoiler: which Chad does. He was last seen being healed by Isane.]]
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* FunnyAfro: Subverted, although it's orange, it doesn't stop from kicking Chad's ass before his opponent took two TookALevelInBadass and beats the crap of him.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Zanpakuto means "Dragon Fang" and its shape resembles a giant chinese dragon.
* PowerFist: Does good in the first half of the fight, doesn't do shit the second half.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappeared after Unohana healed both him and Sado.

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::'''Grimmjow's Fracci�nes'''
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'''Shawlong Kufang'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tijireta'']
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'''Edorad Liones'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Volcanica'']
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'''Nakeem Grindina'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]
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'''Yylfordt Granz'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Del Toro'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

The first non-Espadas introduced in the series, these guys were Grimmjow's Fraccion, serving as his pack when they were Hollows. Shawlong Kufang has the long helmet, Edorad Liones has black/red hair, Nakeem Grindina is the fattest, Yylfordt Granz has blond hair and Di Roy Linker has a blue-green bandage over his mask. In terms of rank, Shawlong is the 11th (and oldest) Numero, Grimmjow himself was the 12th, Edorad is the 13th, Nakeem is the 14th, Yylfordt is the 15th and Di Roy is the 16th.

In their first appearance as Arrancars, they were among the twenty Arrancars present when Yammy and Ulquiorra gave their report on Ichigo's power level to Aizen, but only Harribel, Grimmjow, Shawlong and Di Roy were cleary seen. Shortly thereafter, they accompanied Grimmjow in his unauthorized assault on Karakura Town; Shawlong fought Hitsugaya, Yylfordt fought Renji, Di Roy took on Rukia, Edorad fought Ikkaku and Nakeem watched over a downed Rangiku. By the end, all five were killed, but they succeeded in giving their opponents a run for their money.
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* AffablyEvil: Although both were still villains, Shawlong is rather well-mannered and Edorad has a surprisingly honorable side.
* ALoadOfBull: Yylfordt in Resurrecion.
* TheBrute: Nakeem and Edrad both look the part.
* CatchPhrase: Yylfordt says "brother" more than Hulk Hogan.
* CombatPragmatist: Shawlong agreed with Grimmjow's sentiment; kill Ichigo before he becomes a problem.
* TheDragon: Shawlong was their leader before Grimmjow came along, as well as the oldest Numero, holding the number of 11th.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the manga, Di Roy was first seen talking to Grand Fisher while Aisslinger patched him up.
* MrFanservice: The only thing the Granz brothers have in common.
* EliteMook: Barring Di Roy and Nakeem, most of them lived up to the previous hype that claimed humanoid Arrancars were on-par with the Shinigami seated officers. To wit, Hitsugaya, Ikkaku and Renji ''all used Bankai'', and Renji even claimed that the Shinigami only managed to win because their PowerLimiter took the Fraccion by surprise.
* GracefulLoser: When Edorad was killed by Ikkaku's Bankai, he was simply glad that he knew the name of the man who killed him.
* MultiColoredHair: Edrad has black on one half and red on the other.
* PlotHole: Hitsugaya guessed and Aizen outright confirmed them being Gillians, but Grimmjow's flashback upgrades at least four of them to Adjuchas.
* PlayingWithFire: Edrad's release does this.
* PowerFist: Edrad, they're volcano-powered
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: To Grimmjow, though he becomes a loner after their deaths.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: See [[http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Grimmjow#Fracci.C3.B3n Bleach Wiki]] for yourself, but they're still pronounced as "Shau-long Kuu-Fang", "Edorawd Leeones", "Eel-fort Graunz", "Na-keem Greendeena", and "Dee Roy Leenker".
* TagalongKid: Evil version, with Di Roy whom the others regarded him as a failure and derided him for begging to come along
* TaitenKusunoki: Edrad's seiyuu.
* TakashiKondo: Di Roy's seiyuu.
* TorsoWithAView
* TheQuietOne: Nakeem only ever spoke once or twice.
* WorthyOpponent: Edrad acknowledges Ikkaku as one in the end.
* YouCantFightFate: They abandon their quest to become Vasto Lordes after eating thousands of hollows and not advancing, believing it was some predetermined factor that was decided long before they became hollows.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' None / None]

::'''Aisslinger Wernarr and Demoura Zodd'''
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Two Arrancars that guarded an underground passageway to Las Noches in Hueco Mundo. Notably, these two fused with their Zanpakuto, so their appearances are more Hollow-like than most Arrancars. The one with the beak is Aisslinger Wernarr, the 17th Numero, while Demoura is the 18th. The two seem to be at odds, as Demoura takes offense at Aisslinger calling him stupid. When Ichigo Kurosaki, Yasutora Sado and Uryu Ishida first arrived in Hueco Mundo, Aisslinger and Demoura were their first opponents, but Kurosaki was forced to take a backseat while Ishida and Sado took on Aisslinger and Demoura, respectively. By the end, Demoura was beaten by Sado and had his mask broken, while Aisslinger was overwhelmed by arrows from Ishida and killed when the passageway collapsed upon their defeat.
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* AnimalMotifs: Aisslinger is an avian, while Demoura's up to your own interpretation.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Demoura gathers Reishi through his hands, enhancing his punches enough that it breaks the pavement rather profoundly.
* TheBrute: Demoura, definitely.
* CoolMask: Aisslinger has one Badass-looking helmet, right there.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: At the very end of his fight with Sado, Demoura spat out his long, snake-like tongue at his opponent. Didn't do shit either, which somehow furthers the length of the implications.
* DumbMuscle: Demoura is none too bright, which is evident in his speech pattern, but he's smart enough to use AppliedPhlebotinum against Sado, so he might not have been as stupid as Aisslinger thinks.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the manga, Aisslinger was the one that turned Grand Fisher into an Arrancar.
* FacialMarkings: Demoura has them down his cheeks.
* FlashStep: Aisslinger used Sonido against Ishida, but it didn't do much.
* GenreSavvy: Aisslinger sets up traps in order to analyze the bodies, speed, and strength of Uryū, Chad and Ichigo. When he is fighting, Aisslinger uses what he has learned from when the traps were set, particularly towards Chad.
** DeathByGenreSavviness: The subsequent tag-team from Chad and Ishida derailed that strategy, however, which arguably sealed his fate as the loser.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: Szayelaporro used a similar method of analyzing their attributes and countering when they fought him personally, by using cameras or experiments on defeated Arrancars.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Learning of your opponents' fighting style and taking advantage of their weaknesses is fine, but when you're dealing with two and you're fighting the one least suited to defeat you, why didn't you ever expect for your opponents to switch positions? Better yet, why didn't you analyze your opponents' partner as well?
* InSeriesNickname: "Aiss", given by Demoura.
* LoadBearingBoss: When they're defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both, while Kurosaki, Sado and Ishida escaped and met Nel shortly thereafter.
* MoreDakka: Aisslinger moves all of his arms out diagonally from his body, and extends his fingers out in the same manner, shooting blasts of energy from each of his fingertips at Ishida. He claimed to fire 108 at once, but they were overwhelmed by the 1,200 arrows from Ginrei Kojaku.
* RedOniBlueOni: Demoura is the Red Oni, Aisslinger is the Blue Oni.
* TedBaxter: Aisslinger thought of himself as an EvilGenius, confident in his firing ability being more than enough to overwhelm Ishida. Put bluntly, he was wrong.
* TheWorfBarrage: Demoura had his long tongue and Aisslinger had MoreDakka, both proclaimed as the best in their arsenal, but neither made a difference in their fight against Ishida and Sado.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: To an extent.

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::'''Barragan's Fracci�nes'''
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'''Choe Neng Poww'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Calderon'']
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'''Charlotte Chuhlhoutne'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Reina De Rosas'']
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'''Abirama Redder'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Aguila'']
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'''Findorr Calius'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Pinza Aguda'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tigre Estoque'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Mamut'']

The six Arrancars under Baraggan's banner, Charlotte Chuuhlhourne has purple hair, Abirama Redder has tanned skin, Findorr Calius has blond hair, Choe Neng Poww has a long face, Ggio Vega has golden eyes and Nirgge Parduoc has tusks on his mask. In order of rank, Charlotte is the 20th Numero, Abirama's the 22nd, Findorr is the 24th, Poww is the 25th, Ggio's the 26th and Nirgge is the 27th. In a contrast to most Fraccion, Baraggan's underlings ''never'' interact with one another on-screen, and their characterization is primarily given from their fights with their Shinigami opponents. They make their debut at the beginning of the Fake Karakura arc, following Baraggan as the top three Espada emerge from three different Gargantas.

During the first half of the battle, Findorr called several hidden Hollows to destroy the pillars keeping the fake Karakura Town in place, but they were killed by Ikkaku Madarame, Shuhei Hisagi, Izuru Kira and Yumichika Ayasegawa, protecting the pillars. In response, Baraggan sent Poww, Findorr, Abirama and Charlotte to fight them off, but only Poww managed to defeat his opponent, forcing Tetsuzaemon Iba to bail him out and Sajin Komamura to take on Poww. After Poww released his Zanpakuto, Komamura activated his Bankai and crushed Poww easily. Following that rather embarrassing defeat, an all-out brawl occured between the Arrancars and the Shinigami, with Ggio and Nirgge telling Baraggan to back down from the fighting for a short while, as they took on Shaolin Fon and Marechiyo Omaeda; both were killed just as quickly later on.
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* AdaptationExpansion: The fights with Findorr, Nirgge and Ggio were expanded in the anime, to the point were Nirgge was killed by Omaeda instead of Ggio, Findorr was DefiantToTheEnd and Soifon legitimately looked like she was holding back against Ggio.
* AffablyEvil: Charlotte, and Abirama to an extent.
* AnimalMotifs:
** Ggio Vega: Tiger
** Avirama Redder: Eagle
** Findor Carias: Fiddler Crab
** Choe Neng Poww: Whale
** Nirgge Parduoc: Elephant
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Poww and Vega in spades. [[CurbstompBattle Shame they decided to try fighting CAPTAINS.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: Poww's fight with Ikkaku was skipped in the manga, showing only the ending.
** A very small part of Poww's fight with Ikkaku was shown in the anime.
* BloodUpgrade: Abirama gets stronger by cutting himself.
* BoisterousBruiser: Abirama Redder.
* TheBrute: Abirama, Nirgge and Poww.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Poww's is "Breathe - Calderon.", Charlotte's is "Sparkle - Reina De Rosas!", Abirama's is "Scrape The Summit - Aguila!", Findorr's is "Carve Upon The Water - Pinza Aguda!", Nirgge's is "Trample - Mamut!", and Vega's is "Bite Off - Tigre Estoque!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Everyone does this, but Cuuhlhourne deserves special mention for calling out attack names that are all at ''least'' twelve words long. And one is so long that he bites his tongue in the middle of calling it.
* CatchPhrase: Findorr's is "Exacta!"
* ClippedWingAngel: Poww's Resurrecion causes him quite a bit of discomfort, as his body apparently feels very heavy and hard to move in. Nirgge's Resurrecion also slows him down, but he doesn't regard it as much of a problem. Vega's powered up form of Tigre Estoque sacrifices mobility for strength, which allowed Soifon to kill him.
* CloseCallHaircut: Charlotte gets one during the fight with Yumichika. And then he goes APESHIT. Also Findor.
* DarkChick: Charlotte, naturally.
* DragQueen: Charlotte, again.
* TheDragon: Ggio appears to be this for Baraggan.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the manga, Nirgge was killed by a stray bone to the skull, once Ggio released his Zanpakuto. Anime, he is killed by his opponent.
* DumbMuscle: Nirgge Parduoc, the second biggest in the group, is none too bright, but he's a lot calmer and more patient than Omaeda.
* EliteMook: Have names and longish fights, and even some fans, but they are ''far'' from the toughest fighters here.
* EvilCounterpart: Abirama to Ikkaku (despite never interacting).
** Charlotte to Yumichika.
** Ggio to Sui-Feng.
** Nirgge to Omaeda.
* EvilGenius: [[TedBaxter Findorr seems to fancy himself one, although he can't really back it up]].
* TheFightingNarcissist: Charlotte Cuuhlhourne.
* GracefulLoser: Charlotte, for all of his hamminess and vanity, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v37/c322/7.html is rather calm when he dies]]. Even his FamousLastWords ("You're really something...") were [[WorthyOpponent a compliment to his rivals' strength]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Yeah, Charlotte, remember your giant cocoon-dome that swallows up Reiatsu? If you knew about the true power of Ruri'ro Kujaku, you wouldn't have used that dome to begin with.
** Ggio and Poww also screw themselves over, but more subtly, as explained in ClippedWingAngel.
* KentaMiyake: Charlotte, again.
* LargeHam: ... Guess who?
* MagicalGirl: [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-775-3/bleach/chapter-321.html Charlotte]], the huge hairy ''man'', is a deliberate parody of these, to the point that his resurreccion resembles a SailorMoon transformation. Reactions vary from "oh God my eyes", to uncontrollable laughter, or some bizarre combination of the two.
* MakingASplash: Findorr gains this ability in resurreccion, he can spray water with enough force to disintegrate concrete.
* MightyGlacier: Poww.
* MrFanservice: The muscular [[BloodKnight Abirama]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene Redder]], long-haired [[{{Bishonen}} Findorr]] [[BlondGuysAreEvil Calius]], and the effeminate [[Bishonen Ggio]] [[StupidSexyFlanders Vega]] are rather attractive in their own rights. Charlotte is a subversion, though.
* PowerLimiter: Findorr has his mask acting as one. His power increases the more it is chipped away.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Ggio Vega, since he....
** ViewerGenderConfusion: ... is EXTREMELY effeminate.
* SomethingAboutARose: Charlotte's most deadly attack, "Rosa Blanca" ("white rose" in Spanish, involves roses and their thorns).
* TakashiKondo: Findorr.
* TedBaxter: While they had pretty decent fights, with Findors' in particular being the best-choreographed and most enjoyable to watch (in the anime), most of them went down like chumps the second their enemies got serious. To hear any one of them talk, you'd think you were facing Aizen himself. Except Poww, Abirama and Nirgge.
* TetsuyaKakihara: The Japanese actor for Ggio.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Abirama, and Charlotte after he uses his Release.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Abirama in resurreccion.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Escolopendra'']
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'''Menoly Mallia'''
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

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::'''Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia'''

Two young girls that serve as Aizen's servants, one of which is really, ''really'' fixated on her boss. The pigtailed Loly is ranked as the 33rd Arrancar, while Menoly is the 34th. They have roughly the same hollow mask, which led to fans initially speculating that they're sisters. Loly's Zanpakuto is Escolopendra and Menoly's remains unknown. [[spoiler:Chapter 487 revealed that they have been captured by the Vandenreich.]]
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* AlliterativeName: Menoly Mallia.
* AxCrazy: Loly shows signs of the jealousy-driven version.
* BareYourMidriff: Loly-chan.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Loly's is: "Poison - Escolopendra!"
* CreepyCentipedes. Loly's release, Escolopendra, turns her into a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopendra giant centipede]]. This is apparently supposed to be the green light for the ass-kicking she was being built up towards (see following tropes).
* ClingyJealousGirl: Loly, and a ''very'' nasty one at that.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Loly is the only Arrancar girl that has her CustomUniformOfSexy modeled after a schoolgirl uniform; she somehow keeps the skirt even after going OneWingedAngel.
* [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action Girls]]: Loly, especially.
* DepravedBisexual: There's a lot of {{Subtext}} in Loly's abuse of Orihime.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu[=/=]DefiantToTheEnd: "[[FamousLastWords I said]] ''[[FamousLastWords scumbag.]]''"
* DisproportionateRetribution: Loly brutalized Orihime ''just'' because Aizen expressed an interest in her.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Loly is a horrendous bitch, but she and Menoly do seem to legitimately care about each other, since Menoly swallows her (entirely justified) doubts about their course of action to support Loly, and Loly ''freaks out'' when Menoly has to pay the price for ''her'' plans.
* [[EyepatchOfPower Eye Mask Of Power]]: For both, on opposite parts of their faces.
* FatalFlaw: Both have one, which are eerily similar.
** Loly seems infatuated with Aizen, despite [[ManipulativeBastard his track record]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when it comes]] [[BadBoss to his subordinates]].
** Menoly follows her comrade loyally, even when Loly bullies her into doing so.
* GirlishPigtails: Loly's got 'em.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Chicks]]: Especially Loly, who's the only one of the two to go OneWingedAngel.
* IdiotBall: It's never a good idea to say you'll kill your superiors who are all (mostly) capable of destroying entire buildings with ease, while you can only dissolve parts of it.
* IHaveYourWife: Attempts to kill Orihime first, and then they try hold her hostage to aid Ulquiorra against Ichigo. Subverted because Ulquiorra himself isn't impressed and tells the girls to cut it out.
* KnifeNut: Loly's zanpakuto, Escolopendra takes the form of a dagger [[PoisonedWeapons that can release poison as well]]. [[spoiler:In the manga, we don't get to see the effects, though; Yammy promptly takes her out of the picture before she can land a hit on him.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: In the anime, as a parallel to Ichigo and Grimmjow's rivalry, Loly stops cowering and tries to fight Yammy off when he's about to attack Orihime, yelling at him for messing with "her prey". Doesn't work out.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: They tried it twice against Orihime.
* NotQuiteDead: Loly was saved by Ishida, but we're not sure about Menoly.
** [[spoiler:They're both revealed to have survived in chapter 487.]]
* PetTheDog: Loly's [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou defense of Orihime from Yammy]] in the anime, even to the point of telling Orihime not to risk rescuing her when Yammy has her in her grip.
* PoisonedWeapons: Loly's released form.
** PoisonIsCorrosive: Loly's power.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: Loly in the anime actually saves Orihime before seemingly being killed, even though it was more of an TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou ordeal. Subverted in that they both survived.]]
* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Loly definitely has the looks, but not the attitude of one.
* ThighHighBoots: Loly has them.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In appearance, Menoly is the tomboy, Loly is the girly girl; opposite in personality.
* TooDumbToLive: Ladies, threatening Orihime is a ''bad'' idea. You found that out in a ''really'' horrendous way. Don't you ''ever'' learn your lessons?
** Menoly actually did, but Loly bullied her back into going after Orihime again.
* TorsoWithAView
* UndyingLoyalty: Even with Aizen defeated and it being a year since then, they ''still'' proclaim themselves as "Aizen-sama's aides".
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitches]]: Loly towards Orihime, but that could be due to how [[TheMessiah Orihime]] represents the [[RealityWarper exact opposite]] of how [[TheHeartless a Hollow's lifestyle]] [[SocialDarwinist tends to be]].
--> '''Loly:''' "What is she... What... She's... She's... Like a monster...!?"
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Loly gets out her dagger seemingly outta nowhere. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Yammy.
--> '''Yammy:''' "Where did you hide a knife in that outfit? What a slut."
* {{Yandere}}: Loly, again, and HOW!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Loly uses the miniskirt + boots variant.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Ultima'']
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'''Dondochakka Birstanne'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

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::'''Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne'''

Nel's two oddball Hollow companions, both of whom used to be her two Fraccion, numbered as the 41st (Pesche) and 42nd (Dondochakka) Numeros. While eccentric, Pesche and Dondochakka, along with their pet Hollow worm (Bawabawa), are the first signs that Hollows are not AlwaysChaoticEvil. This is further illustrated by how, although they once served under Aizen's wing, they seemed to function more along the lines of [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Villains]], and vowed not to remind the amnesic, child-like Nel of her past as an Espada, in order to keep her happy.

Encountered by Ichigo's gang on Hueco Mundo, they agree to lead the group to Aizen's fortress Las Noches, where they follow several members of the group when they split up: Pesche went with Ishida and Dondochakka went with Renji, while Bawabawa went back inside Dondochakka's mouth. They eventually reunited in the lab of the eighth Espada, Szayel Aporro Granz, and were last seen with Nemu after Mayuri killed Szayel.

[[spoiler: So was the case for four years, until Nel and Pesche ask for Ichigo's help with rescuing Dondochakka who's been captured by the Vandenreich.]]
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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Pesche tries to set these up with Ishida when they're stuck together, much to Ishida's annoyance.
* CombinationAttack: Pesche and Dondochakka's ''Cero Sincretio''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Subverted when Pesche and Dondonchakka decide to cut loose. It certainly appears impressive, but they're ultimately ineffectual.
** Justified since Szayel is awesome by analysis.
* LaserBlade: Pesche has one, taken from his ''crotch''. It [[EvenEvilHasStandards even freaked]] '''[[MadScientist Szayel]]''' out.
** Immediately followed by about a minute of dialogue that appears to be a deliberate attempt at GettingCrapPastTheRadar. At one point Pesche actually says that his "thing" is much harder than Uryu's "thing" (his Seele Schnieder) just before a card comes up. When you next see the screen, the look on Szayel's face is a bizarre mixture of exasperation and disgust.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: To put it into perspective, the true identities of Nelliel, Pesche, and Dondochakka as former Aizen-affiliated Arrancar was first revealed at chapters 289 to 290/291, around a year or two before the anime first aired the ShesAllGrownUp episode at October 28, 2008. The dub first released that same episode on ''February 12, 2011''.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: TomokoKaneda (Nel), TakehitoKoyasu (Pesche), DaisukeGouri (Dondonchaka).
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Pesche and Dondochakka act like this to keep Nel from remembering her life as 3rd Espada.
** Peche does this to Uryu. A RunningGag involves Uryu constantly reminding Peche [[MyNameIsNotDurwood what his real name is]], and Peche is going out of his way to intentionally mispronounce it. He even realizes and comments on the one time he does get his name right.
* PunchClockVillain: Hard to picture, we know, but for a time, they actually used to work under [[CompleteMonster Aizen]]'s wing.
* PutOnABus: The two weren't seen since the battle with Szayel..
** TheBusCameBack: ...In tow with Nel. Well Pesche anyway for the time being.
* StomachOfHolding: Dondochakka Birstanne hides ''Bawabawa'' in his gut.
* TorsoWithAView
* TrouserSpace: Pesche's trusty sword is hidden right in his briefs. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
* VerbalTic: Dondonchakka with his "Don'tcha Know?"


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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Veruga'']

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::'''Tesra Lindocruz'''

Nnoitra's fraccion, the 50th Numero. He's extremely loyal to his boss. His Zanpakuto is Verruga, which means "wart" (logical, as his release is a giant ''wart''hog). Killed by Kenpachi in a CurbStompBattle.
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* AffablyEvil: He doesn't take unnecessary potshots at Chad or Orihime, but he's every bit as willing to abuse Ichigo (when he was already defeated) and Nel (when she was a ''kid'').
* {{Bishounen}}: Compared to most male Fraccion, at least.
* ButtMonkey: Go to most fanfiction with Tesra in it that's meant to be taken lightly. Chances are that there's a passing sentence with him being attacked by Nnoitra [[ForTheEvulz for laughs.]] And it almost ''always'' is.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Crush - Verruga!"
* [[CatGirl Drawn As A Cat Boy]]: Much to the pleasure of the Japanese art site, [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=21124794 Pixiv]]. It's fairly common for him to be drawn as anything ''but'' a pig.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one to emulate his master.
* JerkAss: Abuses his enemies just as badly as Nnoitra does.
* JustFollowingOrders: In regards to holding Orihime while Nnoitra fought Ichigo. From that, Tesra promised not to harm her unless she attacked him. He even asks Orihime, when she jolts due to wondering where Nel went, if something was wrong.
** Subverted when Nnoitra let him finish Ichigo off. Tesra could've gone for a MercyKill, but he chose to ''continue torturing'' Ichigo, without any prompt from Nnoitra. Shows that he's [[JerkAss no better than his boss]].
** In the English dub, Nnoitra's orders were "Do what you want with him." It's unlikely that Tesra could have done a OneHitKill, but there's no doubt it was deliberately protracted. Also, when he finds Nel behind a rock, he blows up the rock.
* MoralityPet: Nnoitra mistreats him every bit as much as he mistreats his enemies, but he cared enough to warn Tesra that Kenpachi was too much to handle.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Excluding complaints about it. He willingly defended Nnoitra from an attack, and even when he was nearly killed for it, he still follows him.
* PigMan: His [[OneWingedAngel release]], which made for a good [[WhamEpisode "did not see that coming"]] scene.
* PunchClockVillain: Just like the other Fraccion, his boss is his top priority.
* SoftspokenSadist: He really wasn't ordered to ''break Ichigo's arm''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tesla? Tesra? Honestly, the first version was actually pronounceable.
* SubordinateExcuse: People joke with this in the same way they joke with Grimmjow towards Ichigo.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Nnoitra.
** LoyalAnimalCompanion: More or less, given the Arrancars' AnimalMotifs.
* WouldHurtAChild: As seen by him searching Nel out, knowing fully well that she was a child, and ''blasting at her with a Cero.''
* YuuichiNakamura: His Seiyuu. He kind of looks like a hollowified [[MobileSuitGundam00 Graham Aker]], does he?

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::'''Harribel's Fracciones'''
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'''Emilou Apacci'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Cierva'']
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'''Franceska Mila Rose'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Leona'']
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'''Cyan Sung-Sun'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Anaconda'']

Tier Harribel's three fraccion, Emilou Apacci has blue hair, Cyan Sung-Sun has green-ish hair and Franceska Mila Rose is the dark-skinned one; they are ranked as the 54th, 55th and 56th Numeros, respectively. All three seem to like nothing more than bickering amongst themselves, but all are close to their mistress, Tier Harribel, who shows more care towards them more than most of her fellow Espadas to their own Fracciones. As they participate in the Fake Karakura arc, they deal the most amount of damage to the Shinigami, by taking out a total of ''four'' lieutenants, before falling at Yamamoto's hands, but [[spoiler:Orihime heals them with her Shun Shun Rikka, along with Harribel herself, according to the ''Unmasked'' Third Databook.]]

[[spoiler: Unlike Harribel, they managed to escape from the Vandereich and are still free.]]
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* AllThereInTheManual: Their full names, numbers and final fates were revealed in the ''Unmasked'' databook. [[spoiler: This is confirmed in chapter 487, when they show up and attack a bunch of Vandenreich rounding up captured Arrancars.]]
* AmazonBrigade[=/=]QuirkyMinibossSquad: To Harribel, Mila-Rose is definitely based on an Amazon.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mila Rose.
* AnimalMotif:
** Apacci: Deer
** Mila-Rose: [[PantheraAwesome Lion]]
** Sung-Sun: Snake
* AnimeChineseGirl: Sung-Sun, at least in looks since there's no word on her ethnicity.
* BareYourMidriff: Mila Rose.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Apacci's is "Thrust - Cierva!", Mila Rose's is "Eat Your Fill - Leona!", and Sung-Sun's is "Strangle - Anaconda!"
* {{Dark Action Girl}}s
* DeadpanSnarker: Sung-Sun regularly jabs at her other two teammates and is the least emotional of the three.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Due to the anime ending without them revealed as alive.]]
* TheDreaded: Matsumoto, Hinamori and especially Kira were ''terrified'' of Ayon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Apacci was the first shown of the three, reacting blankly to Aaroniero broadcasting his death and asking for Harribel to tell her what to do in regards to that. Nothing came of it, but their entire group chose to observe the Grimmjow/Ichigo fight later on.
* EliteMook: The most effective of all the fraccion introduced, counting Ayon.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They ''clearly'' took an issue with Opie murdering one of his henchmen (e.g. it ''silenced'' their arguing). Given their loyalty to Harribel, it makes [[FridgeBrilliance a lot of sense]].
* FusionDance: Sort of: The three can combine their arms to create the Chimera Ayon.
* GiantMook: Ayon, their creation who's beyond their powers.
** HeroKiller: Took out more Shinigami than the Espada themselves!
* HairTriggerTemper: Mila Rose has shades of this, but ANYTHING will piss Apacci off.
* HeroicSacrifice: It's indicated by Harribel in the Anime that the three adapted Harribel's aspect of death; their fighting style in released form involves sacrificing a part of themselves to release the extremely powerful Ayon, and despite being no match for Yamamoto, they charge him anyway, both out of VillainousValor and knowing that if they are killed, giving up their lives will strengthen Harribel's resolve to fight. Noticeably effective, since Harribel goes from merely keeping Hitsugaya at bay to trying to kill him to get to Yamamoto in her desire to ensure this sacrifice was not in vain.
* HimeCut: Sung-Sun.
* HornedHumanoid: Apacci, both normally and in her resurrección.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Apacci getting a kick out of Opie's beatdown would've been her MoralEventHorizon... if it wasn't, you know, ''[[ANaziByAnyOtherName Opie]]''.
* LadyOfWar: Sung-Sun.
* LightningBruiser: Ayon; big as skyscraper, but can move fast enough to tear out Rangiku's stomach before she can blink.
* NoMouth: Sung-Sun's hand is conveniently positioned to hide her mouth at all times, sans her very first appearance while she, her Fraccion-mates and Harribel were observing the Ichigo-Grimmjow fight from afar. This is because she seems to embody [[YamatoNadeshiko traditional Asian femininity]], which implored that women keep their teeth hidden at all times.
* [[spoiler: OhCrap]]: [[spoiler: After Kigre survives a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beatdown from Ayon]] and stabs Apacci, Sung-sun's face screams this.]]
* PetTheDog: Mila Rose does it literally when she pets Kukapurro. This is her friendliest moment in canon.
* PluckyGirl: Even the loss of their arms doesn't stop the three from trying to take on Yamamoto, who commends them for their courage before [[spoiler: torching them to unconsciousness.]]
* PowerTrio: Cool and snarky Sung-Sun acts as the Superego, the impulsive and irritable Apacci is the Id. While she is rarely any better than Apacci, Mila-Rose fills the role of Ego by generally being the one to take up the moderating role, restraining Apacci or cussing out Sung-Sun.
* [[SaiGuy Sai Girl]]: Sung-Sun.
* StatuesqueStunner: Mila Rose is second to Isane in term of height at 177cm/5'9�".
* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Sung-Sun
* TorsoWithAView
* TrueCompanions: They see each other, as well as Harribel, as this.
* {{Tsundere}}: How Apacci treats Kukapurro in "Nestle to Night".
* UndyingLoyalty: For Harribel, especially, though they themselves have shades of this for one another, subtle as it may be. In the novel "Nestle to Night", Apacci even goes as far as [[spoiler:requesting healing from the now freed Orihime for her. When Orihime wants to heal her, too, Apacci declines and insists that Harribel needs to be treated first, despite having grave injuries herself.]]
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Subverted. Apacci swears in her thoughts while mentally going over how Orihime saved Harribel when she couldn't; clearly envious of Orihime in that regards, but she's actually ashamed that she truly ''is'' grateful that Orihime healed all of them.]]
* VillainousValor: After Ayon is destroyed for good, the trio tries to get the drop on Yamamoto. Three [[EliteMook Fracciones]], not even Espada-level, all [[HandicappedBadass missing one vital appendage]], charge [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Captain]] "KillItWithFire" [[BadassGrandpa Yamamoto]] himself. That takes [[{{Determinator}} balls.]] Or [[PluckyGirl boobs]] in this case. Yamamoto even [[AlasPoorVillain points it out.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: They snap at each other constantly, but their TeethClenchedTeamwork is ''damn'' effective, and one gets the impression they were more pushing each other's buttons than outright hating each other.
* TheWorfEffect: Nel hypes them up by quite a bit in chapter 488. Once they actually confront [[DrillSergeantNasty Kirge Opie]], [[spoiler:they're beaten off-panel.]] Note that it was [[CloudCuckoolander kid Nel]] who hyped them, though.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Arbol'']

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::'''Rudbornn Chelute'''

A bull-headed Arrancar ranked as the 61st Numero, Rudbornn is the leader of the Exequias, an Arrancar {{Expy}} of the Soul Society's Stealth Force. The Exequias are responsible for terminating any rebels or intruders in Las Noches, hence their name, and the Espada hold a fair amount of authority over them.
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* AdaptationExpansion: His confrontation with Rukia was furthered in the anime; instead of his opponent solely being Rukia, she was joined by Renji and Chad, who distracted him long enough for Rukia to freeze him.
* AGodAmI: He thinks his Zanpakuto's ability is "godlike" [[ItMakesSenseInContext since it creates 'people']]. He also claimed that Aizen was the one that gave said "godlike" ability to Rudbornn; he was most likely referring to the Hogyoku.
* BattleDiscretionShot: The manga's version of his fight with Rukia was skipped to the very ending, with Rukia completely unscathed and Rudbornn's tree branches frozen, preventing him from spawning the Calaveras.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Grow - Arbol!"
* DeathByIrony: He killed two Arrancars, and he was killed (in the anime) ''by'' an Arrancar.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the manga, just after Rukia defeated him, Yammy flies down from the Las Noches tower and sucker-punched Rudbornn across the desert-field, cracking Rudbornn's helmet in the process, but we still don't have full confirmation on what happened after that. In the anime, Rukia froze Rudbornn solid; when Yammy punched Rudbornn, it ended up breaking Rudbornn's entire body instead.
* TheFaceless: Uniquely, Rudbornn is the only Arrancar with a completely stable Hollow mask, resembling a bull.
* FacelessGoons: His Calaveras soldiers have helmets resembling human skulls.
* FlunkyBoss: He uses the Exequias to fight his battles for him, since his released form is a ''tree''.
* MookMaker: Arbol can spawn a shit-load of Calaveras foot-soldiers.
* PragmaticVillainy: He backed down from killing Sado and Gantenbainne once Unohana arrived in Las Noches.
* SmugSnake: He can spawn an endless amount of Calaveras, but if he [[ZergRush used it properly]] instead of just gloating and utilizing MookChivalry, he would've defeated Rukia without many problems.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Only his helmet was cracked by Yammy in the manga, so he shares the same "Status Unknown" fate as Menoly.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Exequias are tasked with killing off defeated Arrancars as punishment for losing their fights, hence why Rudbornn killed Dordonii and Cirucci off. In reality, however, Rudbornn was partly acting on behalf of Szayelaporro, who wanted to experiment on the Privarons' corpses in order to defeat Ichigo's gang.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Extingir'']

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::'''Wonderweiss Margela'''

An Arrancar created by Aizen through the Hougyoku, with the rank of 77th Numero. He seems childlike and easily distracted, but when he does pay attention, he shows off tremendous power and merciless attacks. His Zanpakuto is Extingir.
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* AlasPoorVillain. So much that it's lampshaded by Yamamoto right after he kills him. [[invoked]]
-->'''Yamamoto:''' Poor thing... Were your emotions taken away from you too? (Stares at Aizen) That was cruel of you.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Subverted; the Shinigami classifies him as Espada-level, but he still held the rank of Numero throughout his time with Aizen.
* {{BFS}}: His zanpakuto looks like a claymore sword.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChekhovsGunman: Why the hell would Aizen make an Arrancar so useless? [[spoiler: To deal with Yamamoto, [[DidntSeeThatComing of course]]. Very, very, awesome--he still loses, though.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Subverted with [[spoiler: Wonderweiss; his Resurreccion serves only to negate Yamamoto's Zanpakutou]] but he's shown to be pretty powerful despite that.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: As strong as Yamamoto is, ''three punches'' were all that he used to kill Wonderweiss.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Not him, again, [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/f/f3/Fura_episode_278.jpg but Fura]], [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/0e/SUPERCHUNkY.jpg that giant blob-face that elevated Aizen into Hueco Mundo]]. It spawns Gillians and has Gillian masks as its fingernails, which completely destroys the idea behind the natural Menos evolution from Gillian to Adjuchas and Vasto Lorde. Apparently, it's his ''pet''.
* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler: Explodes after being killed.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: He's in command of a HUGE hollow.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Possibly. His scream seems to have some nullifying effect.
* [[spoiler:MultiArmedAndDangerous]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Holy Goddamned SHIT he is! Heavily hinted at during his very first appearance and brief clash with Urahara, but [[TheReveal the true extent of his not-harmlessness]] later is still spectacular. [[spoiler: He friggin' one-shots UKITAKE!]]
** Yeah? See the ChekhovsGunman entry, dude.
* OneWingedAngel: [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/c/ca/Wonderweiss%27_many_arms.jpg Whatever the hell his Resurreccion turns him into]]. Possibly justified due to Aizen's tinkering.
* PowerNullifier: [[spoiler: He was created for the sole purpose of cancelling out Yamamoto's powers.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: The guy would rather play with dragonflies and with other people's hats than go out in missions. [[spoiler:At first, at least...]]
* PureIsNotGood: And holy goddamned HOW indeed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* TorsoWithAView
* {{Tykebomb}}: Sort of. It's unlikely that he's actually a child (in terms of age) but he looks like it and more importantly was born/created and "raised" just to [[spoiler:fight against Yamamoto.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: He's so powerful that Yamamoto calls him a WorthyOpponent, but given his and Yamamoto's relative ages, Yamamoto has more skill and experience. Yamamoto even chides him and gives tips like: "Your attacks are too straight, too predictable".

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Los Lobos'']

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::'''Lilynette Gingerbuck'''

Starrk's young, spunky fraccion ([[spoiler:later revealed to actually be a part of Starrk]]). Appears to be incredibly weak, but has an informal and humorous relationship with Starrk.
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* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach.
* CuteMonsterGirl: More cute than monsterous, though.
* DetachedSleeves
* FamousLastWords: [[TakingTheBullet "Starrk..."]]
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: With Starrk, to activate their full power.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: In the anime, her consciousness is destroyed when she intercepts one of Kyoraku's attacks to protect Starrk, sending Starrk into a second VillainousBSOD.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Watching her try and fail to keep her dignity as a fighter while Ukitake toys with her, to the point she breaks down ''crying'', makes her an odd case of an allegedly villainous character chalking up {{Woobie}} points.
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends]]
* IneffectualDeathThreats: It's hard to take her cries of "I'll kill you!" seriously when she's dirty and crying.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Starrk, though Lilynette makes a point that Arrancar don't age.
* LittleMissBadass: ''Tries'' to be one, bless her, at the very least.
* [[spoiler:LonelyTogether: Starrk and Lilynette.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* OperaGloves: Though modified so they can reveal the upper half of her hands.
* [[spoiler:OppositeSexClone: Of a sort. Apparently she's not truly Starrk's fraccion, they're two fragments of the same Hollow.]]
* PluckyGirl: Doesn't give up even when Ukitake is [[PokeThePoodle clearly just messing with her]] [[WouldntHitAGirl to avoid]] [[WouldntHurtAChild killing her]].
* PunchClockVillain: Here's where we can really get our point across without even having to go into detail. [[CaptainObvious With your hand]], move the courser over [[GenkiGirl Lilynette]], then pass it on to [[{{Yandere}} Loly]], again at [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Lilynette]], over towards [[{{Dominatrix}} Cirucci]], and to [[SacrificialLamb Lilynette]] once more. To seal the deal, move it over [[HairTriggerTemper Apacci]] and [[SmugSuper Sung-Sun]], then one final time at [[LonelyAtTheTop Lilynette]]. Now, answer this: Is she at ''all'' like her colleagues?
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb: In the anime, her death only serves to further break Starrk's resolve.]]
* SinisterScimitar: Can pull one out of her mask to fight. [[spoiler: Naturally, it's not really her Zanpakuto.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She wears a tiny vest, long boots and gloves, and a pair of really short undergarments, all of which are white-colored with black outlines. A light BREEZE should result in a wardrobe malfunction, really.
* [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet: In the anime, she dies intercepting a wind attack from Kyoraku that was meant for Starrk.]]
* TorsoWithAView
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* WalkingSwimsuitScene
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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters There are so many]] that [[UpToEleven they occupy eight pages]]. This page deals with the Arrancars.

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* For Gotei 13 characters, go to Characters/BleachTwo.
** For Aizen and his CoDragons, go to Characters/BleachTwoPointOne.
** For Non-Gotei 13 Soul Reapers, Visoreds, and Fullbringers, go to Characters/BleachTwoPointTwo.
* For the denizens of Karakura Town and the Soul Society, go to Characters/BleachFour.
* For the Vandenreich, go to Characters/BleachFive.
* For the anime-only characters, go to Characters/BleachAnime.

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'''NOTE: To avoid confusion to English-language readers, who may be more familiar with the English anime than the manga, all names are in Western order.'''
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!Contains spoilers

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!!Tropes Associated With Espada As A Whole

* AlasPoorVillain: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. A lot of them get last-minute send-offs before ultimately biting the dust.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Justified and subverted.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The lower the number (ex:5 - 0), the tougher the Espada.
* AnimalMotif: Their Resurreccion forms are almost always modeled after animals.
* BecomeYourWeapon: They're the TropeMaker.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Like all Arrancar, each Espada has a [[OneWingedAngel resurrección form]] activated by a release command and the name of their Zanpakutō; roughly 1/3 of the Espada have non-animal names, but all the commands are related to either the animal or some trait the Arrancar has; some bats may block their prey's path with their wings(Inclose), Baraggan can rot life around him(Rot), and so on. Very rarely is this broken.
* CompleteMonster: [[invoked]] Szayelaporro and Aaroniero were ''so'' depraved that they were ''actually sent to Hell''.
* DecapitatedArmy: Without Aizen [[spoiler:or Harribel]], they can't really function as cohesively.
* FangsAreEvil: Grimmjow and Starrk.
* EvilCounterpart: Many of them are darker reflections of certain Shinigami officers, particularly shown with the Espada.
* HenchmenRace
* ImAHumanitarian: DiscussedTrope. It's stated in the manga that Arrancar develop out of hollows that have engaged in cannibalistic acts on other hollows to increase in power. Szayelaporro ''is'' seen cannibalising his fraccion as it's his method of healing injuries.
* JerkAss: At ''best'', this is how the typical Arrancar will act like.
** Subverted with Harribel, a [[TheStoic stoic, honorable warrior]], and Starrk - who's really too lazy to even bother being a JerkAss at his worst, and a generally nice guy at his best.
* KickTheDog: They have a habit of performing this, with [[AxCrazy Grimmjow]], [[ManipulativeBastard Ulquiorra]], [[UngratefulBastard Yammy]], [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra]] and [[MadScientist Szayelaporro]] as the most frequent culprits.
* KilledOffForReal: It's easier to name the ones that ''aren't'' dead by now. After the timeskip, the only Arrancar confirmed to have survived are [[spoiler:Nelliel, Harribel, Pesche, Dondochakka, Apacci, Menoly, Loly, Grimmjow, Gantenbainne, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose]].
* LetterMotif: Each one has two of the same letters in their name. For example Sta''rr''k or Ya''mm''y.
* MeaningfulName: "Arrancar" is derived from the Spanish verb that means "to rip". Arrancars are Hollows that ''rip off'' their masks.
* OneWingedAngel: Half of them release their Zanpakuto just as they're about to lose otherwise. The rest do so to finish up a fight before their opponents get serious.
* SevenDeadlySins: The Espada have a variant, known as the Aspects of Death. But some follow this.
* StaticCharacter: Subverted here and there. Surprisingly, despite limited time to do anything with the Espada, most of them had some sort character development. While it's important in Ulquiorra, most of the Espada's reasons and beliefs were shown. Starrk wanted friends, Barragan wanted his kingdom back, Harribel needed protection over her teammates, and Nnoitra's hate over Nel was shown.


[[folder: (#1) Primera Espada - Coyote Starrk]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Los Lobos'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[ComboBreaker Bringing a gun to a sword fight]].]]

::'''Coyote Starrk'''
-->Voiced by: RikiyaKoyama (JP), KeithSilverstein (EN)

The First Espada, a lazy bum of an Arrancar who prefers not to fight when he can. His Fraccion is Lilynette and his Zanpakuto is Los Lobos. Defined with the aspect of 'Loneliness', Starrk is a Hollow who grew too powerful and envied the weak since they can pack together. Followed Aizen for the sole purpose of having friends. Cut down by Shunsui, the Soul Reaper most like him.
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* AbnormalAmmo: [[spoiler: Aside from Ceros, he can also release ''exploding wolves '' made out of pieces of his ''soul.'']]
* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is jet black in the manga, brown in the anime.
* AffablyEvil: Easily the least evil hollow in the series after Nel and her brothers.
* AlasPoorVillain: Actually given by Kyoraku, based on his expression here. [[invoked]]
* AnimalMotifs: His resurrección is related to wolves. [[spoiler: More specifically the "lone wolf", reflecting on his aspect.]]
** ThoseWilyCoyotes: For his western cowboy-like outfit and name.
* AntiVillain: "Couldn't we just pretend to fight?". So much that you expected a DefeatEqualsFriendship after fighting Kyoraku. [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorVillain It doesn't happen, not at all]].]]
** After beating the snot out of Rose and Love, he says that if they run away he doesn't plan on chasing them.
** In fact, looking at how his fight with Kyoraku is portrayed - the monologues, flashbacks, just how clear it's made he has good intentions if not methods - one could argue that he is being portrayed as the 'good guy' in that specific battle. Not helped by Kyoraku's manner; he says little, and what he ''does'' say is either suspect (can you ''really'' trust that tone and hat-Hidden Eyes?) or contradicted by his actions.
*** PerspectiveFlip
* ApologeticAttacker: Apologizes several times before doing something to oppose the protagonists.
* AwesomeMccoolName: He sounds like he should be a villain in some western.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Figured out how Shunsui's and Ukitake's Shikai abilities work after only a few attacks.
* {{Badass}}: Comes with the territory of the being the top Espada.
* BadassLongcoat: In his released state.
** BadassBandolier: Has a pair at the back of it, to complement his lone-wolf-gunslinger-theme. They don't hold bullets however - they let him summon a badass spirit wolf army, and a pair of energy swords if he needs them.
* BattleAura: As a hollow, it was powerful enough to kill all the other Hollows who he was around.
* BeamSpam
* BigBadassWolf: Can summon an army of them.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's Espada # 1.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Kick About - Los Lobos!"
* CallingYourAttacks: "Cero Metralleta."
* CombatPragmatist: Once he starts taking a fight seriously, ''do not'' turn your back on him.
** Makes no difference, really. If you aren't Yamamoto or Kyoraku, he ''will'' kick your ass.
* CurbStompBattle: Proving what it takes to be Primera Espada, he easily defeats Rose and Love, two Captain-level opponents with the added power of Hollow masks, at the same time.
* EmpathicWeapon: Most of the time an arrancar's zanpakuto is just his/her power sealed into a sword. Starrk's zanpakuto is actually [[spoiler:Lilynette. His sword is just a normal sword.]]
** Oddly enough, this makes him more like a bankai-level Soul Reaper than an Arrancar with how the sword is released.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "Forgive me, but I abhor such tactics."
* EvilCounterpart: To Kyoraku; both are BrilliantButLazy warriors capable of incredible feats but reluctant to do much and have MUCH younger assistants that freely whack them despite being nowhere near as powerful as they are, and even have similar application of speed and fighting style. They differ largely in that Kyoraku is more carefree and easygoing while Starrk is more lazy and apathetic. Though in the end, it's inverted, since Kyoraku is far more likely to fight dirty.
** [[LighterAndSofter Good Counterpart]]: To ''Aizen Sosuke'' of all people. [[WordOfGod The latest databook says]] that the reason Aizen started along a convoluted plan to become a PhysicalGod is because he felt lonely being stronger than everyone around him. Basically the main difference between Starrk and Aizen is that [[AmbitionIsEvil Starrk lacked ambition.]]
* TheEvilGenius: A rare version of this trope, see AwesomenessByAnalysis.
* EyepatchOfPower: His release.
* FlunkyBoss: Sorta. He can split his soul into at least a hundred exploding wolf-like creatures.
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: Merges with Lilynette, his zanpakuto, to go into resurrección.]]
* GangstaStyle: Does this at one point in the anime.
* TheGunslinger: His released form use a gun.
* GunsAkimbo: Two guns, even.
** WaveMotionGun: Does this in the anime as well.
* GunFu
* IAmNotLeftHanded: A gambit he pulls in the anime where [[spoiler: He fires a powerful cero from his right pistol and then holsters it, creating the illusion that while the right gun is more powerful, it requires recharge between firing. When Kyoraku tries to take advantage of this apparent weakness, Starrk just flips the gun forward and shoots him in the face.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Does not care about his power at all, since it caused his loneliness in the first place.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lilynette, though Lilynette makes a point that Arrancar don't age.
* LetsGetDangerous: Get ready, Kyoraku.
* LonelyAtTheTop: More or less the basis of his character.
-->[[spoiler:"I was jealous of the weak ones. The weak are allowed to congregate. I want to be weak. If that's impossible...at least give me [[TrueCompanions comrades]] as strong as I am."]]
* [[spoiler:LonelyTogether: Starrk and Lilynette.]]
* [[spoiler: MadnessMantra: "I am not alone. I am not alone. ''I am not alone.''"]]
* MartialPacifist: Doesn't seem to care much for combat, being ''extremely'' reluctant to fight Kyoraku seriously.
* [[spoiler:NotSoHarmlessVillain: Stops screwing around and ''blasts Kyoraku in the back '' at the first opportunity, when Aizen launches a serious attack.]]
* NonMaliciousMonster: He's a hollow, but he's not evil, just extremely lonely and viewing the other Espada as his TrueCompanions.
* NotSoDifferent: Much of his behavior and tactics are comparable to Kyoraku's, but this is ultimately subverted and lampshaded when it turns out his assumptions on this basis - Kyoraku's 'desperate' attacks - turn out to be misguided. Kyoraku is [[ObfuscatingStupidity intentionally unpredictable]], and tells Starrk he shouldn't be so quick to think they're the same kind of people.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Holy shit! He is, without a doubt, THE biggest example in the series. [[spoiler: Not only he can fire 1,000 cero at once, those dozens of soul-wolves? Each of them has the fire-power of a small nuke.]] It's good thing that he's a MartialPacifist.
* PowerIncontinence: Apparently could not stop his reiatsu from killing everything around him until he met Aizen.
* PunchClockVillain: A borderline example, if not an outright one.
* SevenDeadlySins: Going by what Kubo said about the Espada representing these, Starrk probably represents Sloth.
* [[spoiler:ShadowArchetype: To Aizen, presumably what he would be like if he wasn't [[CompleteMonster the bastard to end all bastards]].]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's 'Starrk', not 'Stark'.
* TokenGoodTeammate: A [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] at that. The most villainous thing about Starrk is his choice to fight for Aizen. Everything else about him, ranging from his actions and even his personality [[MinionWithAnFInEvil don't quite match up to his teammates.]] Despite this, Shunsui makes it clear that since it is a war, he wouldn't hold back in punches despite how nice of a guy Starrk may be. [[spoiler: True enough, Starrk ends up getting killed off.]]
* TorsoWithAView: He's missing his sternum.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBSOD]]: A minor one.[[spoiler: Despite saying he's not the kind of guy to get revenge for his fallen comrades, Love notes that his performance in their fight gets considerably worse [[VillainousBSOD after Baraggan's death]]. It takes being scolded by Lilynette for him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge instead.]]
** [[spoiler: After Lilynette's death he appears to completely lose the will to fight, and presumably, to live.]]
* WalkingWasteland: Before [[spoiler:splitting in half]], he was strong enough to destroy Hollows by being near them.
* [[spoiler: [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Pistol]]]]: In his released state. Actually, [[spoiler: double that.]]
* WorthyOpponent: To Kyoraku.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: (#2) Segunda Espada - Baraggan Louisenbairn]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Arrogante'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[MemeticMutation Booooooneeee]] [[WorldOfWarcraft Stoooooorm!]] ]]

::'''Baraggan Louisenbairn'''
-->Voiced by: ShozoIizuka (JP), SteveKramer (EN, Hueco Mundo Arc), MichaelMcConnohie (EN, [[TheOtherDarrin Fake Karakura Arc onward]])

The Second Espada, the self-proclaimed God of Hueco Mundo. Defines the death aspect of 'Aging'. Baraggan, by all rights, lived up to his namesake, until Aizen came and screwed him over, forcing him to his servitude, which he grudgingly accepted. Throughout his life, he has one wish: to exact vengeance and kill Aizen. As his Zanpakuto's name (Arrogante) implies, he's really arrogant, which causes his downfall at the hands of Hachi.
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* AGodAmI: Refers to himself as the "God of Hueco Mundo"..
* AlasPoorVillain: Given by Starrk, who was rather depressed that he was the ''only'' one affected by Baraggan's death. [[invoked]]
-->'''Starrk''': Lord Aizen, you couldn't even spare a word for Number Two?
* AnAxeToGrind: Speculation about his sword ran wild, but now has been revealed to be a frikin' BIG axe.
** [[spoiler:He has another massive axe called Gran Caida in his released form too.]]
* BadassBoast: "I am king. I am God. I will never die." Becomes a MadnessMantra during his VillainousBreakdown.
* BadassLongrobe: In his release state.
* BadassGrandpa: He's old, and even his powers revolve around Old Age, but he's still the single most {{Badass}} member of Aizen's BadassArmy. Not to mention he's just as muscular as Captain Genocide.
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Anyone that comes close to him gets... considerably aged up.]]
* BreathWeapon: "Respira", the "Breath of Death." He means it.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Rot - Arrogante."
* CatchPhrase: "How Comical". Baraggan seems to have a fairly morbid sense of humor, although he never exactly cracks jokes.
* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/2/25/Baraggan_Death.jpg This is his final fate]], with special emphasis on ''final.'' ]]
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: He [[JustForPun aged]] to death.]]
* DemBones: [[spoiler:His released form is a skeleton wearing a crown and robes.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Yamamoto, arguably, mainly in that both are the effective bosses of their respective realms, until Aizen comes along that is (Yama had the same fate, technically, but in that case Aizen was a lot more subtle), and both are elderly warrior types. The story doesn't really addresses it since they never fight, and it was subverted- perhaps deliberately- when it turned out he was second to Starrk (though Shunsui incorrectly assumed that Barragan was No. 1).
* EvilGloating: For the most part, it's ''completely justified'', but it's also just about all that stops him from managing to do a ''lot'' more horrific damage before he went down. See VillainBall below.
* TheFatalist: As the Espada of Age, also directly connected to his BattleAura, Baraggan brags that death by aging is something that the mind can't fathom, except that it's inevitable even for Soul Reaper, lecturing that nothing can exist forever; even the word "forever" is meaningless, since it was born from the fear of death.
* HiddenDepths: An Omake reveals that playing chess is his favorite hobby. [[ChessWithDeath Quite fitting given he is essentially the Grim Reaper]].
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: After all the trouble Sui-Feng and Hachi went through, after surviving two bankai nukes and proving immune to kido, after taking arms off of both his opponents, he is finally taken down when Hachi, in the entire comic's greatest display of badassery, ''teleports his own decaying arm into Baraggan's stomach,'' disintegrating Baraggan into nothing.]]
* HumiliationConga: As King of Las Noches, Baraggan was minding his own business, when Aizen and his CoDragons came out of nowhere, saying bluntly that he wasn't good enough for what he was best at, wiped out Baraggan's entire army, forced him to serve the ones that defeated, gets thrown with the rank of "2nd" to further spite him, and has his palace turned into Aizen's own headquarters.
* IgnorantOfHisOwnIgnorance: Before Aizen, Gin, and Tosen arrived and usurped his throne, he believed that he had already conquered everything, and was incredulous when Aizen told him there are other worlds besides Hueco Mundo.
* ImplacableMan: Sui-Feng is ''aghast'' at the level of punishment this guy shrugs off, even wondering during the third or fourth time he's taken the party's best shot and come back for more if he's immortal. [[spoiler: Even in his death throes, Baraggan decides to use his final moments to take a parting shot at his hated nemesis, Aizen.]]
* IronicEcho: "Farewell, God-King of Hueco-Mundo."
* InstantDeathRadius[=/=]TouchOfDeath: Baraggan's power over time doesn't care what you are or how powerful you are. If it or he touches you, ''you're dead.''
* LargeHam: ''Especially'' during his VillainousBreakdown.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Sui-Feng hits him in the face with her nuke-like Bankai at extremely close range while he cannot dodge or reduce the damage in any way, destroying the four barriers he was trapped in. Cosmetic damage to his skull aside, it appears this just ''made him angry.'']]
* MeaningfulName: "Baraggan" looks very close to "bragging".
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse: Omaeda and Soifon certainly feel this way about his abilities. His unreleased form can slow your muscles and make your bones brittle. His ''released'' form can ''decay the flesh right off your skeleton'', and then decay your skeleton until it turns to dust.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Holy '''shit'''!
* RedHerring: The way he takes charge, and the fact that he's the oldest (after all, Yamamoto is the oldest and strongest Captain) led some people to believe he was Espada # 1.
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Since Baraggan's resurreccion is called "Arrogante", it's safe to assume that he is meant to represent the sin of Pride.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: He ''was'' the king of Hueco Mundo by virtue of being the most powerful person around... until Aizen showed up.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: His ''basic power'' is more broken than every other Hollow's secret abilities '''combined'''.
** And, if used right, could possibly be more broken than ''Aizen.''
* TimeMaster: His abilities stem around manipulating the flow of time to slow down his enemies and make them age and crumble into dust.
* TorsoWithAView
* VictoryIsBoring: In his backstory, Baraggan was extremely bored with his complete rule over Hueco Mundo because he had nothing to conquer with his vast powers and army.
* VillainBall: Partially averted, [[spoiler:in that he still required the above HoistByHisOwnPetard to actually defeat him, but probably could have easily ended the battle quickly if he spent less time toying with Omaeda or did a little less EvilGloating while Hachi was setting up all those barriers. There's a reason his zanpakto is named "Arrogante".]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When Sui-Feng and [[spoiler:Hachi]] manage to injure him, he completely loses his shit.
-->'''Baraggan:''' ''"[[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA]]! Tiny, tiny! Tinytinytinytiny! Soul Reapers and humans and hollows and arrancars all have their own differences and quarrels! They have will and freedom and animals and plants and the moon and the stars and the sun and every little thing! But ''only'' [[GrowingUpSucks my power is absolute]]! Everything else is tiny and insignificant! [[KneelBeforeZod Your proper place is under my supreme rule]]! [[HannibalLecture Equality is not born from rivalry]]! [[GhostRider Look into my eyes]], for you are no different than insects to me!(...) I AM THE GREAT EMPEROR! [[AGodAmI THE GOD OF HUECO MUNDO!]] '''BARAGGAN LUISENBAIRN!!!'''"''
* WalkingWasteland: With all caps.
* WeHaveReserves: Partially subverted. He sent his Fraccion into battle fully expecting them to win, and he was noticably enraged when they were killed... but he also didn't lift a finger to help them when they started losing, and gave the impression that he was only angry because his servants being defeated made ''him'' look bad.
** [[spoiler: Played straight in his backstory, as he was planning to have his loyal army fight each other to the death before Aizen dropped in. Mainly because he was bored.]]
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[[folder: (#3) Tercera Espada - Tier Harribel]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tiburon'']

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[[caption-width:266:Smile.]]

::'''Tier Harribel'''

-->Voiced by: MegumiOgata (JP), LauraBailey (EN)

The Third Espada, a DarkActionGirl who led an [[AmazonBrigade all-female Fraccion]] squad. Harribel shows actually more compassion compared to the rest of the Arrancars towards her own Fraccion, but she still fulfills her DarkActionGirl credentials. She defines the death aspect of 'Sacrifice'. Her Zanpakuto is Tiburon, her number-tattoo is located on the left side of her right breast, and her hollow hole is in her womb. She was gravely injured by Aizen after he realized he didn't need the Espada.

[[spoiler:Following Barragan's and Starrk's deaths, she became the de facto "Queen" of Hueco Mundo. That is, right up until the Vandereich invaded it. Currently, she is a prisoner to the Vandenreich.]]
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* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Women]]
* AmazonBrigade: Heads up one of these with her all-female fraccion.
* AnimalMotifs: Her resurreccion is related to sharks.
* [[EvilCounterpart Antagonistic Counterpart]]: Possibly to Unohana, the most powerful woman on her side, is ranked within the top four out of her respective force, and is very protective and motherly toward her underlings.
* AntiVillain: Conducts herself in a much more restrained and honorable manner than her compatriots, although [[MamaBear you're in trouble if you mess with her friends]]. The only time she displays anything beyond TranquilFury and quiet dignity was [[spoiler:when she was enraged by Aizen trying to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of her.]]]]
* {{Badass}}
** [[spoiler: BadassInDistress: Has been captured by the Vandenreich. That's offically the reason any of the Arrancars would get involved.]]
* [[BishonenLine Bishoujo Line]]: Her Ressurrecion makes her lose her mouth and look normal.
* ButNotTooBlack: What happened to her in the anime adaptation.
* ButterFace: Her body and eyes look normal but in between she has [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily A jaw like a shark]].
* BoobsOfSteel: Easily has the largest breasts of all the female Arrancars and is also the most powerful.
** AbsoluteCleavage: When her top is unzipped, and [[spoiler: in her Resurreccion form.]]
** {{Sideboob}}: [[SarcasmMode However, is that true?]]
** {{Underboobs}}: Had her outfit specifically designed to reveal the lower part of her boobs; censored in the anime. Suspiciously enough, however, during a flashback to Wonderweiss' creation at episode 294, her underboobs are rendered fully, without any censorship whatsoever.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Destroy - Tiburón."
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: How dangerous she is as a fighter is a matter of some contention, [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100708090902/bleach/en/images/e/ef/Halibel_Released_3.jpg but she still fights in a bone-like micro skirt]].
* DarkActionGirl: More reserved than Cirucci, but three times as deadly.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Lighter-skinned (read: tan-ish) in the anime, for some reason.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: The anime was cancelled before she was revealed as alive in the manga.]]
* DoesNotLikeMen: Or, at the very least, she believes that male Hollows will invariably prey upon females.
** She works and lives in a complex with [[AGodAmI Baraggan]], [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra]], [[PsychoForHire Grimmjow]], [[MadScientist Szayelaporro]], [[EldritchAbomination Aaroniero]], and [[TheBrute Yammy]]. It's not a belief, [[ProperlyParanoid it's a fact.]]
*** OTOH, ''Unmasked'' reveals that she gets along fine with [[TheStoic Starrk]]. While she doesn't hate men, she hates masculinity. Case in point, Starrk is androgynous enough in personality that when he split into two, one half was female.
*** This may or may not mean she gets along with Ulquiorra, though. Knowing safety, she possibly tries.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Harribel was [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/4/46/Unnamed_Arrancar_from_Ch198.png first seen in the Arrancar meeting]] when Ulquiorra and Yammy reported to Aizen after they confronted Ichigo. Also, before you ask, those other three Arrancars never appeared again following Harribels' cameo.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Her sword's name is the Spanish word for shark, and her release adds a shark motif to her appearance. She even refers to herself as the shark when one-shotting Hitsugaya.
* EvilVirtues: Most notably, honor, loyalty, responsibility and selflessness.
* GoingCommando: [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-17477-11/bleach/chapter-367.html Looks like it]].
* [[IWillProtectHer I Will Protect Them]]: In the wild, Harribel lived as close as she could to a life of non-violence and starvation to defy the SocialDarwinist laws of Hueco Mundo. Since then, she has been motivated to fight by a desire to keep her few friends from dying.
* LadyOfWar: Quiet, dignified and [[MamaBear usually]] calm... and Hitsugaya was lucky to escape her wrath.
* LetsGetDangerous: With the extra fleshing out the anime gave to her character, she's practically a MartialPacifist most of the time. If you want her to stay nonviolent, ''do not fuck with her friends.''
* MakingASplash: Her released form uses water-based attacks.
* MamaBear: Harribel's "Aspect of Death" is ''sacrifice'', and the meaning behind this lays within her relationship with her three Fraccion. Harribel has no desire to kill, but she knows that she lives in a CrapsackWorld where the strong prey upon the weak. She joined up with Aizen because she did not want her own weakness to lead to the deaths of her TrueCompanions. Nevertheless, each of them would gladly [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice their own lives]] for her sake (and, unfortunately, do just that).
* MartialPacifist: Like Starrk, Harribel hates fighting, but will use her considerable power if it means protecting her TrueCompanions.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Implied in the anime.
* MeaningfulName: "Tier" is German for animal.
* MessyHair: Messy blonde hair to be exact.
* MsFanservice: She's the alpha female of fanservice for the Arrancar girls.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NotSoDifferent: Both sides appear to be completely oblivious to it, but Harribel's reasons for fighting (duty and friendship) are identical to the reasons 98% of the good guys fight.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Even as a hollow, Harribel disliked killing.
* NoSell: Unfortunately, due to the ElementalRockPaperScissors at work, her fight with Hitsugaya consists almost entirely of them No Selling each other's attacks.
* PowerOfFriendship: "I don't want to become stronger through the power I gain by killing and sacrificing another. If I can't win alone, then I'll win as a group."
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only Female Espada outside Cirucci[[spoiler: and Nelliel.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even after the official romanization of her name came out, the English dubbers continue with their original pronounciation of "Halibel". All of the Espada are named after famous architects. She's named after Harry Bell Measures.
* StatuesqueStunner: Fourth among the ladies of ''Bleach'' at 175cm/5'9".
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Pretty much the first female in Bleach to have this on purpose. No ClothingDamage; that's an accomplishment.
* SwordBeam: Her "Ola Azul" ability.
* [[TallDarkAndBishoujo Tall, Blond and Bishoujo]]: Shows off a lot more skin than the usual example, though.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Appears to have rejected the SocialDarwinist law of Hueco Mundo despite being the third or fourth most powerful Hollow in existence, refusing to eat other hollows to gain power.
* TorsoWithAView: Subverted. It's where her womb is supposed to be, but it's apparently entirely internal (not visible from the outside) and it's suggested she's sterile as a result.
* TranquilFury: Doesn't show any more emotion than she did before, but becomes much more dangerous and ''goes to town'' on Hitsugaya after her Fraccion are defeated.
* TrueCompanions: She is very close to her Fracción.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Being the 3rd Espada was a last minute decision, as Kubo was very indecisive and switched her and Zommari's ranks.
* WillfullyWeak: Refusing to eat other Hollows means that she didn't continue to gain power the way less moral hollow like [[AristocratsAreEvil Barragan]] did. This combined with her steadfast refusal to kill and her belief in fighting as a group explains quite well why she didn't seem as powerful as the other Vasto Lorde Arrancar. Of course, when she actually puts some effort into fighting, she's a total {{Badass}}.
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: One could argue her entire contribution to the Fake Karakura Town Arc was a.) To try and redeem Hitsugaya's credibility as a fighter since he was able to basically fight her to a draw after jobbing to much weaker enemies and b.) To show how absurdly powerful Aizen is when he defeated her in a few seconds... although he did seem irritated that she remains one of the only people he's had to hit ''twice '' to defeat.]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Only Arrancar that didn't get to go down swinging, just getting taken out by Aizen ForTheEvulz. She subverts it by getting healed through Orihime and her Shun Shun Rikka, as revealed in the novel "Nestle to Night", and has now shown up again in one piece.]]
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[[folder: (#4) Cuarta Espada - Ulquiorra Cifer]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Murcielago'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[DullSurprise The face of a hundred reactions]].]]

::'''Ulquiorra Cifer'''

-->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP), TonyOliver (EN)

The Fourth Espada, Ulquiorra is cold, rational, reserved, and absolutely loyal to Aizen -- all traits which put him in [[BlueOniRedOni direct conflict]] with Grimmjow, to the point where though he is now Ichigo's main rival, Ulquiorra has far more enmity for the Sixth Espada. He considers Ichigo, and all others either weaker than him or human, little more than "trash". He defines the death aspect of 'Emptiness' and his zanpakuto is Murcielago. Disintegrated after being heavily wounded in a fight with (Hollow)Ichigo, not because he was slayed with a Zanpakuto, but because he could no longer regenerate his wounds.

[[spoiler: Recently received a short comic made by Tite Kubo about his back story in the third data book, ''Unmasked'', which shows his past and a little more of his relationship with Orihime. It does a wonderful job of adding fire to a good portion of these tropes AND give a nice definition to his and Orihime's bonds. Thank you, Tite, you MagnificentBastard.]]

Much like Kokuto, Ulquiorra's second form appeared in one of the games before the English adaptations ever were made. See the BleachMovies page for full complaints on this, but with a different villain.
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Tropes associated with Ulquiorra:
* [[spoiler:AdultFear: Being unable to hear, speak, feel, or smell for a large portion of his life, and it's all he first remembers.]]
* AlasPoorVillain: Orihime seems to think so. [[invoked]]
** [[spoiler:''Unmasked'' pushes this farther by making his backstory in a CrapsackWorld.]]
* AlmightyJanitor: Though ranked Fourth in terms of strength in the Espada, he is the seemingly the only one of them to have achieved a second released state, similar to bankai. This ability alone may be enough to push his rank up a few levels, if he didn't keep it a secret.
* [[spoiler:AllTheOtherReindeer: In his backstory in ''Unmasked''.]]
* AnimalMotifs: "Murcielago", the name of his zanpakuto, means "bat" in Spanish. When he releases the sword, he gains giant bat wings.
* ArtEvolution: Compare his first appearences to his later ones. Over the time, his features became more human-like and more [[{{Bishonen}} delicate]], his hair became longer and his mask became shorter. It's more noticeable in the manga, however.
* AttackBackfire, ThreatBackfire, {{Irony}}: His plan to break Orihime's spirit? [[SympathyForTheDevil Out the window]] once he dies. The two times Ichigo died? Ichigo was revived after seven minutes; the second time ''caused his death''. Threaten friends? Got him ''something'', but it ultimately '''helped''' the heroes. Overpowering reishi? '''Only Ishida makes a note of it.''' Say Ichigo could never beat you as long as he's copying a Hollow? As an Arrancar, ''you're'' copying the Shinigami!
* {{Badass}}: Justified, seeing how everyone here is, but let's put it this way; he got Grimmjow to back down from fighting without arguments, orders the giant Yammy to do just about whatever, is a person Aizen tips his hat to, and so on.
* [[spoiler: BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork / TheCavalry: Saves Uryu, and to a degree Orihime, spontaneously and in the nick of time when Hollowfied Ichigo was going to blast the Quincy away.]] It is, of course, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse never mentioned again]], but then again he's been doing doing a [[HannibalLecture good]] [[ShutUpHannibal job]] [[ThePowerOfLove with]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath denying]] [[YouDidntAsk all the]] cliche tropes Tite has him as.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: He spams this move shamelessly, and for extra cool points often begins it with his hand in his pocket. Ulquiorra exhibits one of his few moments of DullSurprise when Ichigo manages to put an attack past ''both'' of his hands.
* [[spoiler: BeautifulDreamer: Played with in the present segment of his ''Unmasked'' backstory, though Orihime says that she watched him because she was surprised that he was capable of sleep at all.]]
* {{Berserk Button}}: Severely dislikes losing opponents pressing on (due to being unable to understand their resolve) and in such cases will only become even more merciless, as Ichigo can testify. Even more so, the thought of being surpassed by a human enrages him to the point where he quickly stepped up his game and was about to decapitate Ichigo, weren't it for Orihime's well timed save.
* BetaBaddie: Hinted. When he goes for the kill, Ulquiorra tends to stab the victim's chest in the same area where his hollow hole is located.
* BigOlEyebrows: No, that isn't manliner above his eyes; they're his ''eyebrows''.
* {{Bishonen}}: Not as feminine as Szayel Aporro, but he ''is'' slender and quite youthful-looking. And, needless to say, he has ''lots'' of fangirls.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Enclose - Murcilago!", "Resureccion - Segunda Etapa."
* CallingYourAttacks: Databooks reveal this. How so? His lances have individual names; Luz de la Luna for his first and Lanza del Relámpago for his second. His black cero is named, and ''his tail is called '''Latigo'''''.
** Then again, the last is possibly a joke since the Bleach Wiki only cites manga pages.
* CantCatchUp: Inverted, but defied: in his normal state, he can easily outmatch Ichigo in speed and strength, killing the hero in their first battle and proving a ''very'' tough match in the second until Ichigo used his mask. With his sword released, he overpowers Ichigo in ''every stat possible'', knocking him around back and fourth without trying. [[spoiler: And dear God, the Segunda form had stats going through the '''roof'''!]] It's a mere wonder he kept his spot as the fourth Espada, since it almost seemed like all the Espada ''should'' be playing catch up to him.
* CatchPhrase: Has a habit of saying or a variation of "I see" when finding new information. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance he once boasted that he could see everything, unless it didn't exist.]]
* CharacterTics: No matter what he's doing, one or both of his hands are in his pocket at all times. If he takes a hand out, then something bad's going to happen.
* ClimaxBoss: The final fight between Ichigo and Ulquiorra signifies the end of the quest to rescue Orihime from Hueco Mundo. Ichigo is then free to rescue the rest of his friends, and leave Hueco Mundo to the captains while he heads back to Karakura Town. It also sets up the despair that weakens him for the rest of his fights until his final battle with Aizen.
* TheComicallySerious: Kubo once stated in an interview that, if given the chance and Ulquiorra was still alive, this would happen. [[http://localhostr.com/file/c65vHkehrdrz/Bleach-2-1.png Yes, we do mean "was still alive".]]
* CurbStompBattle: His first display of offense in the series consists of him blasting some holes in Orihime's escort guards before they can do a thing. Gave Ichigo a lesson of dominance during their first encounter, resulting in the former's death. Completely thrashes Ichigo again after releasing his zanpakuto during their final battle and while the former is down, takes the opportunity to effortlessly mutilate an offending Ishida[[spoiler:... Only to have Ichigo resurrect in Hollow form and returning the favor to him.]]
* TheDragon: Seemed to have been Aizen's right-hand man, as well as being given missions that one would've expected to be given to Espadas with higher ranks.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Ulquiorra seemed to slowly turn his priorities from winning a war [[SkewedPriorities to becoming focused on human emotions.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Calls Nnoitra "disgusting" for implying that he should take advantage of his prisoner Orihime by raping/sexually harrassing her.
* EvilCounterpart: In the Gotei 13, he probably most resembles Byakuya, and they both serve pretty much the same role in their respective story arcs. Both "abducted" one of Ichigo's close female friends and love interests, which brought him to Soul Society or Hueco Mundo; both served as recurring antagonists who repeatedly beat the crap out of Ichigo in all but their final battle, where Ichigo got the upper hand by surrendering to his inner Hollow...and so on. Both are also TheStoic, but where Byakuya is secretly NotSoStoic, Ulquiorra is actually so stoic as to be inhuman. Both also had a reaccuring problem within their arcs; where Byakuya struggled with a PillarsOfMoralCharacter issue, Ulquiorra struggled to understand that which he was incapable of seeing. And while Byakuya goes out in a winged angel form, Ulquiorra's Release resembles a winged bat-demon.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Japanese/Sub only. The English Dub gives Ulquiorra a much lighter voice. ...Then again, they were possibly giving TonyOliver [[BlazBlue a well-needed]] [[LargeHam bre]][[NoIndoorVoice ak]].
* EyeScream: His eyes can be removed and crushed to display his memories. The eye restores itself later, and is apparently not painful. In the manga, he goes the rest of the scene missing an eye.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The defining theme of his CharacterDevelopment is his lack of ability to understand why ANY of the heroes continue fighting for Orihime when they shouldn't be able to win, and their allies keep falling. When she explains that this is due to the connections their hearts share he is even more confused. It's a point which he questions over and over again, to Orihime and at one instance, even Ichigo.
-->"You're a fool, Kurosaki Ichigo. You fear my power, yet you still fight as if you think you can win. I don't understand you. If this is because of what you humans call a heart, then it is because of your hearts that humans feel pain. It's because of your hearts that you die."
** He expresses a similar lack of understanding towards friendship and possibly love. See the WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove entry farther below.
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity / GracefulLoser: When Hollow Ichigo powers up the cero that ultimately does Ulquiorra in, he reacts characteristically fitting, calm and accepting that he's lost and states that he has nothing else to lose. Seems to turn into ISurrenderSuckers when he attacks Hollow Ichigo from behind, even though moments before he ''begged'' to be killed.]]
** [[spoiler:When he starts disintegrating, he just kinda blinks, then tells Ichigo to hurry up and finish him. When the latter refuses, he calmly accepts ''that'', asks Orihime if she's afraid of him, smiles a little when she says no, and spends his last moments reflecting on the heart.]]
* FourIsDeath: Well, alongside the obvious, Ulquiorra has chalk-white skin, limp black hair, and generally screams of death. His transformations also look symbolic: a fallen angel for his first form and a demon for the second.
* GenreSavvy: Sits back in his first appearance to judge Ichigo's ability, kidnaps Orihime when everyone is busy, plays the right strings to scar Orihime, and chose to first handicap Uryu before continuing to beat him into the rooftop of Las Noches.
** WrongGenreSavvy: '''However''', he doesn't believe Ichigo will get stronger, leaves Ichigo for dead, everything under the VillainBall / IdiotBall tropes below, and believes that he could beat Ichigo down [[spoiler: even though the hero just CameBackWrong.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: [[TheStoic Eh, at least he died happy?]]]]
* [[GreenEyes Green Eyed]] EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
** EyesOfGold: [[spoiler: Espada aren't supposed to have a second resureccion, but he does. Not only does it increase his power, but there's a level of mysticism attached to it that even makes his ''reiatsu'' feel completely different to normal reiatsu. Unsurprisingly, he has the golden eyes to fit this supernatural mystery]].
** ExoticEyeDesigns: His slitted pupils are one of his most definign traits, used to further emphasize his moments of DullSurprise.
* [[spoiler:HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Towards the end of his last fight with Ichigo. He does regenerate, but it only extends his life for a little bit.]]
* HealingFactor: He sacrificed attack strength for the ability to regenerate everything but major organs. Theoretically, you could break this guy's neck and he'd get up in a few minutes.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: His final speech indicates that he finally understands humans, but he dissolves before he can do anything about it.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: While all Arrancars are amalgamations of Hollows with one form and mind being dominant, Ulquiorra's the most unsettling, however subtle. Apart from his release forms, his white skin, his weight, and his general lack of blood loss make you wonder if this guy's actually healthy enough to be kicking people into walls. He's unnaturally thinner and shorter than most of the cast. His green eyes certainly have an uneasy vibe compared to the more modest eye colors. With that, his design is nonstandard, but the complete opposite to the 5th's issue: where Nnoitra has skinny eyes, Ulquiorra has large, D-shaped eyes with too large irises compared to his pupils.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: He is the only Arrancar known to have a two-stage release, similar to a zanpakuto's bankai. He hasn't shown this to anyone but Ichigo, and claims that no-one else knows about it.
* [[spoiler: IdentityAmnesia: He has no memory of being anything but a Vasto Lorde, which shows how much he knew about humans to begin with.]]
* IdiotBall / VillainBall: Juggles these:
** He lets Ichigo survive their first encounter ''because'' Ichigo's a weak foe who he expects to become stronger? [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Thanks for allowing your own death!]]
** He ''continues'' to let Ichigo survive, even straight up telling him that, if he was still alive after a stab through the chest, to '''"leave Las Noches" if he could still move.''' [[TooDumbToLive You coulda finished him off!]]
*** Possible explanation is that, hidden agenda or not, he is still loyal to Aizen. And Aizen, as we learn later, needed Ichigo to become stronger, not be finished off.
** Chose not to flee [[spoiler: the '''''zombie-Shinigami/Hollow hybrid''''' that only lets out a roar and is faster than him]] despite being able to ''fly''.
** Calls out Grimmjow for taking Orihime, and yet in that time he could've [[StatingTheSimpleSolution launched an attack]] instead of, you know, ''talking'' to the AxCrazy BloodKnight.
* JerkAss: If he's not being ordered to do a task by Aizen or is killing someone, Ulquiorra's favorite pass time seems to be goading on people who aren't goading ''him'' on. Take how he rubbed Rukia's half-death in Ichigo's face, or threatened to force-feed Orihime if she didn't eat.
* LimaSyndrome: Sutbly develops this toward Orihime, starting with mentally acknowledging her courage when she stands up to him, to being fascinated with her personality. This has become a fan favorite for FanFiction.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MrFanservice: While not as much as Grimmjow, [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/00/Ulquiorra_Cifer_Number_Revealed.png he does have a pretty nice body]], with his voice (Japanese only) being very deep.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His sword either stands for two things; "bat" in Spanish, or, and points for {{Foreshadow}}ing, ''black-winged great demon'' in Japanese.
* NeckLift: [[spoiler:On Ichigo. ''With his tail''.]]
* NietzscheWannabe: Has this as his life, blood, and Aspect of Death. You can blame the fact that he [[spoiler: was pretty much deaf and mute as a Hollow.]]
* NighInvulnerability: Barely scratched from his fight with Ichigo, not damaged at all from his fight with Grimmjow, and UpToEleven in his transformations due to wings.
* [[NoFlowInCGI No Flow in Anime]]: Averted in a very weird way; during his first transformation, ''everything'' flows, especially his hair, fur, and clothing. Which is odd, considering there isn't any wind in Hueco Mundo and [[spoiler: his dress seems to be part of his '''''skin''''', considering he has nothing defining sleeves, but he has a collar.]] Given how little his mouth moves and how he rarely blinks, this can be distracting.
* [[spoiler:NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: An arm, his legs, and his digestive track, kidneys, bladder, and whatever was at his waist, plus a wing and his horns (leaving a little bit left of his right). If we count the panels onward from when he "woke up", he survived 17 pages until he started turning into ash, and fully died five pages afterwards. This translates into roughly ''77 panels until he died'', or just until he started turning into ash.]] This guy is an ImplacableMan ''among'' Implacable Men.
* NotSoDifferent: Throughout their various confrontations there's a running theme between Ulquiorra and Ichigo as to whether Ulquiorra's becoming more human or Ichigo's becoming more hollow. [[spoiler: It's a little of both.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Was originally voiced by Steven Jay Blum for a videogame. Most fans were, strangely, angered about it, [[FridgeLogic even though Steven was hitting the range the Japanese Ulquiorra went for,]] [[BrokenBase dispite claims much later that Ulquiorra's voice was too high or sounded off.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Without saying.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: His "Lanza del Relampago" produces a truly enormous explosion.
** ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill: Speaking of his lances, ''dear '''God''''', how did it even go unnoticed!?
* PowerGivesYouWings: His release gives him gigantic bat wings.
** PowerFloats: Notice how he's now taller than Orihime and about as tall as Ichigo in the anime? He didn't grow several inches; you can catch him cheating occasionally.
** PowerMakesYourHairGrow: His hair remains short in the front, but turned around, his hair can be seen [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091208213843/bleach/en/images/b/b9/Ch346_title_cover.jpg nearly to his hips!]]
* PrehensileTail: The ridiculously long tail in his release, at first, becomes nothing more than a [[TailSlap long-range weapon.]] Then we see what it's really used for; [[spoiler:'''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090509042822/bleach/en/images/1/15/Ulquiorra_kills_Ichigo.jpg strangulation.]]''']]
* RedHerring: He seemed to act as Aizen's hands, and had a very calm demeanor about him, as well as being one of the few people Grimmjow was afraid of. All of this led Ichigo to believe he was Espada #1.
* TheRival: Ended up as one to Ichigo.
* SevenDeadlySins: Doubles as ThemeNaming, since his second/final battle with Ichigo had each sin in the title; The Envy, The Greed, The Gluttony, The Pride, The Sloth, The Wrath, and The Lust 1 through 6. Chapters entitled "The Ash" and "The Heart" wrap the fight up.
** [[GreenEyedMonster Envy]]: Played with; on one hand, he seemed envious that humans had emotions and the like. On the other, he took emotions as a weakness, which often covered up the perceivable envy.
*** [[spoiler:Part of the AlternateCharacterInterpretation; one could say he was envious of the bonds Orihime had with her friends, something Ulquiorra never got to experience as a Hollow.]]
** {{Greed}}: Seemed to desire knowledge about the "heart", [[GreenEyedMonster something he never had before and wanted]], causing inner conflict for his loyalty to Aizen.
** [[KnowledgeBroker Gluttony]]: To information; he had a habit of probing for any information about his enemies that he was missing.
** {{Lust}}: Depending on how you view "lust", he either averts it or plays it straight.
*** Averted: he completely ignored attraction to Orihime, and even reminds her that he's there to make sure she stays alive.
*** Straight: he wanted to know more about human emotions and their ties to others in "love" and "friendship" to a creepy amount, [[FanFic and many people think]] that [[WildMassGuessing he visited Orihime often off screen just to ask questions about these.]] This ties into his main CharacterDevelopment of understanding "the heart".
** {{Pride}}: Boasted about Arrancars being superior to humans and Soul Reapers and stated that humans could never copy a Hollow's power. [[spoiler: This bit him back ''hard'' when Ichigo CameBackWrong.]]
** [[BrilliantButLazy Sloth]]: He didn't do anything to any of the threats against Aizen, save for Ichigo, even when he states that he's been ordered to scout out anything potential and destroy it.
** [[UnstoppableRage Wrath]]: Furiously beat down Ichigo in their second battle, blasted craters into two unseated Soul Reapers to make a point, and probably would've done one of the two to Uryu.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Played with if we include the [[IdiotBall Idiot]] or VillainBall tropes above.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Until the official romanization of "Cifer" became canon, the commonly accepted way to spell Ulquiorra's name was "Schiffer". Noteably, TheOtherWiki still has his old name listed.
** Ulquiorra's name is itself a misspelling of Patricia '''Urquiola''', a Spanish architect.
* [[spoiler:SingleEpisodeHandicap: From his ''Unmasked'' [[http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a123/Oceano_Seina/UNMASKED/unmaskedcomic6.jpg backstory.]]]]
* TheSpock: He's so analytical, his regenerative powers are even used to aid in his ability to exactly report on something he's witnessed exactly as it happened (via crushing his eye). As he says, he doesn't believe in what he can't see and therefore his method of understanding the world is to analyse it as clinically as possible. That makes him both...
** TheStoic: As he is most of the time.
** NotSoStoic: When he's finally rattled, he's as capable of emotional outbursts as any other character.
* TailSlap: In Segunda form, his whip-like tail becomes his long-range weapon.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's only average height (given how tall the other espada are this makes him looker shorter than he really is) but he's a foil to the passion and idealism of Ichigo and his contrast character is, of course, Orihime.
* TorsoWithAView: A strange example in that it migrates. It starts out in his neck but ends up in his lower chest by the time he dies.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Struggles with this.
-->"Hearts? You humans are always talking about hearts. It's as if you have them in your hands. But my eye sees everything. Nothing can escape it. What is a heart? If I rip open your chest will I see it? If I crack open your skull will I find it in there?"
** Finally, [[spoiler:he understands it in the moment of his death, while Orihime keeps reaching for his disintegrating form.]]
* WillfullyWeak: There's possibly a good reason he's hiding his second transformation, but for now, it's unexplained.
* [[spoiler:[[RedEyesTakeWarning Yellow Eyes Take Warning]]]]: Which is surprising, considering the eye color of [[spoiler: normal Hollows. All you have to do is make his sclera black instead of dark green.]]
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[[folder: (#5) Quinta Espada - Nnoitra Gilga]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Santa Teresa'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[WouldHitAGirl Hide your wives,]] [[WouldHurtAChild hide your children.]]]]

::'''Nnoitra Gilga'''

-->Voiced by: NobutoshiCanna (JP), MichaelSinterniklaas (EN)

The Fifth Espada, a DeathSeeker. Once, he was the Eighth Espada, but was promoted sometime after a sneak attack to Nel, the 3rd Espada of the time, whom he hates because she pitied and disrespected him. He defines the death aspect of 'Despair'. His Zanpakuto is Santa Teresa, and he is noted to have the greatest Hierro (armor) amongst the Espada. Bit the dust thanks to Kenpachi.
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Tropes associated with Nnoitra:
* AlasPoorVillain: Clearly what the anime (with a very sad music theme) aimed at, showing him as a NietzscheWannabe living behind the DespairEventHorizon, with an absurdly huge overcompensated inferiority complex. [[invoked]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: He clearly has an inferiority complex, but there's enough ambiguity in its execution that this crops up as a result. Some would say his sexism is just a ruse to cover up his [[DontYouDarePityMe insecurities.]] Nelliel was the only one he displayed sexism towards, but he wouldn't even admit it to her face, not even when she asked him why he wanted to fight her. [[invoked]]
** There's also a camp that believes Nnoitra was such a rat bastard to Nel [[{{Yandere}} because he was attracted to her and wasn't able to handle that well]].
** Given that he's past the DespairEventHorizon in some form, his DontYouDarePityMe attitude might have resulted in equating that to someone looking down on him.
** Another reason for his utter hatred of her could be that, during many of their fights, Nelliel would never finish him off, which Nnoitra, as a DeathSeeker, took as the ultimate insult and kept trying to provoke her into killing him off. That, and she ''was'' rather condescending towards him, going so far as to belittle his entire mindset as primitive and unworthy of a warrior.
* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion is related to the praying mantis.
* AxCrazy: Subverted. In fact, he's actually ''disturbed'' that Kenpachi's more AxCrazy than him.
* BloodKnight: The Espada equivalent to Kenpachi in this.
* TheBrute: Among the Espada, Nnoitra shares this with Yammy and Zommari.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Pray - Santa Teresa!"
* CombatSadomasochist
* CombatPragmatist[=/=]TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty
* DeathSeeker: Basically, Nnoitra's life goal is to kill every single person he meets, until he is either the strongest person in existence, or finally runs into someone strong enough to kill ''him''. He has no problem with either option [[spoiler:and the second one is what actually occurs.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Hit it at somepoint in the past and kept right on going. "None of us is getting redemption."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Pretty much everything about him.
** WouldHitAGirl is not the only reason why the caption says "hide your wives." He makes no secret of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what he wants to do to Orihime]], which [[EvenEvilHasStandards even other Arrancar]] find to be somewhat disturbing.
* DontYouDarePityMe: To a pathological degree. [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath And that brings about his downfall]].]]
* DudeNotFunny: Early on the arc, Ulquiorra [[EvenEvilHasStandards calls him "disgusting"]] for toying with the idea of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually assaulting]] Orihime. [[invoked]]
* EvilCounterpart: Similar in many ways to Kenpachi as a bloodthirsty, fight-loving psycho with the desire to fight strong enemies, but Nnoitra is strongly distinguished by his lecherous, petty, and arrogant characterization. The core of their axcraziness is also different: Kenpachi fights for fun, Nnoitra is a DeathSeeker; Nnoitra is obsessed with proving he is the strongest, Kenpachi ''loves'' finding out the opponent might be stronger than him. A visual parallel is also drawn with Nnoitra's eyepatch, which is later replaced with a scar identical to Kenpachi's after taking a strong slash to the face and chest.
* EyepatchOfPower: Inverted.[[spoiler: It conceals his Hollow hole.]]
* HighCollarOfDoom: His "spoon".
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: His Resurrecion looks like it has four arms, but it really has six. He also has a very powerful HealingFactor, just in case anyone actually manages to damage him.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Um, what is that thing? A reversed [[SinisterScythe scythe]] maybe? He does gain four of them in [[SuperMode Resurrecion]] anyway.
** BladeOnAStick: I think we can all agree on this one.
* {{Jerkass}}: His abrasive personality, intense vulgarity, and misogyny mean that he's basically the [[SouthPark Cartman]] of the Espada.
* KickTheDog: Everything he does, really.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Grimmjow and Ichigo certainly felt it.
* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Likes to just stand there and point out that his opponent's attacks can't harm him at all. [[spoiler: Nelliel and Kenpachi's swords are among the only things sharp enough to cut him.]]
* LeanAndMean: So very [[{{Jerkass}} mean.]]
* MadeOfDiamond
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: His eyes are thinner than every single major character so far, and the large upper teeth.
** [[NoodlePeople He's also much taller and thinner than most other characters.]]
* NoSell: Chad's MegatonPunch doesn't budge him, and Ichigo's blade harmlessly bounces off his skin.
* NotWorthKilling: Spares Chad's life after defeating him, explaining to Tesra that he's not going to waste energy finishing off someone who's as good as dead already.
* PetTheDog: He does seem to care enough for Tesra (his Fraccion) to warn him to get away from Kenpachi after sensing the latter's power.
* PlayingAgainstType: His English VA, MichaelSinterniklaas is known for voicing ButtMonkey types who often serve as the Comic Relief and the occasional Bishonen or two.
* PsychoticSmirk <-> SlasherSmile
* SevenDeadlySins: Considering how much he compensates, he may represent Envy.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even after it's been confirmed that his name is "Nnoitra", a lot of people still call him "Noitora." {{Creator/VizMedia}} calls him "Nnoitora".
** He's actually named after Richard '''Neutra''', a famous architect.
** In the English dub, at least, his name sounds like Noitora, despite the canon spelling of his name not accommodating the last O.
* StayInTheKitchen: His general attitude towards female Espada.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was previously the 8th Espada at some point in the past, but managed to claw his way up to 5th, and given the tough-ass time he gave Kenpachi he seems to have earned it. Neliel was once so strong she could beat him down, without taking in a scratch, as Nnoitra is bloodied up. When they meet in the current timeline, Nnoitra has surpassed Neliel, as none of her attacks did any sugnificant damage to him, and he goes on to battle Zaraki showing no signs of lingering pain from battling Neliel not an hour earlier. Tite Kubo also sates, through Nnoitra, that the Espada have improved greatly since Neliel's exspultion. So, to people who argue Neliel was rusty, according to Kubo, even if she wasn't, it makes no difference being Nnoitra has improved, and she hasn't. Her old 3 in the new 6 or lower of the current Espada.
** To elaborate: Kenpachi, Bleach's resident BloodKnight, himself acknowledged that he had to finish his fight soon, or else he would have bled to death from all of the injuries Nnoitra gave him.
* TorsoWithAView: It's in his head!
* VariableLengthChain: Attaches his weapon to his hip.
* VillainousBreakdown: Kenpachi's clear enjoyment of what appears to Nnoitra to be a losing battle starts to strongly unnerve Nnoitra. As Kenpachi continues to laugh and enjoy himself, Nnoitra descends into raving and swearing at him. Eventually, this psychological edge causes Nnoitra to be too shaken to think to defend himself when Kenpachi finally goes for a killing strike, crippling him in one blow.
* WouldHitAGirl ''and'' WouldHurtAChild: Explicitly a part of his life philosophy.
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[[folder: (#6) Sexta Espada - Grimmjow Jeagerjaquez]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Pantera'']

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[[caption-width:266:This is his normal expression... No really, it is.]]

::'''Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez'''

-->Voiced by: JunichiSuwabe (JP), DavidVincent (EN)

The 6th of the Espada numbers. He used to be the closest thing Ichigo could call a rival, until he was defeated by him, at which point it shifted to Ulquiorra [[spoiler:before his death]]. He's a bit mentally unstable but he's always eager to get into a ''good'' fight, not disappointing ones; that's why he saves Orihime from torture, so she can heal Ichigo and they can have their good fight. He is very rebellious and thus garnered a distaste from Tousen, who likened him to Kenpachi, and vice versa. He defines the death aspect of 'Destruction'. His Zanpakuto is Pantera. He's currently knocked out cold after being beaten by Ichigo and then getting seriously injured by Nnoitra.

[[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Confirmed by Kubo]] to be alive and slated to return for the final arc.]]
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Tropes associated with Grimmjow:
* {{Archenemy}}: To Ichigo, until after their third fight.
* AxCrazy: Evidently his aspect of death is Destruction.
* AnimalMotifs: That of a [[PantheraAwesome panther]].
* {{Badass}}: He took Ichigo to ''town''.
** BadassBaritone: Yet again, Japanese only.
** BadassBoast: "I tore it [my right arm] off. I don't need two arms to kick your ass [Ichigo]."
* BloodKnight: Where Ichigo says he's not and Nnoitra says "no rules", Grimmjow's the opposite of the two. He'll fully admit that he loves to battle, seeing it more as something Hollows ''have'' to do. However, he'll only attack opponents who CAN battle, and saved Orihime while also mauling the two Arrancars attacking her.
* BoisterousBruiser: Remove the "fun" part of it, and we're a little close. He'll have a blast fighting, but he's not good and is fast at swapping between having fun and being comepletely serious.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Grind - Pantera!"
* CatsAreMean: Was originally a panther-like adjuchas.
* CombatPragmatist: He calls Ulquiorra out for letting Ichigo live just because he isn't strong enough to be a threat ''yet'', and invades Karakura Town behind Aizen's back to kill him to prove that point. Although, at the time, Ichigo and friends were healing from their [[CurbStompBattle "battles"]] with Yammy and Ulquiorra from five days before.
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Basicly what he did with Orihime. Then again, he just killed the threat of death, so it's more like "[[PressXToNotDie Come With Me If You Don't Want To Die]]".
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow ''Pretty'' blue eyes to match light blue hair.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Develops a ''major'' vendetta against Ichigo. Why? Ichigo wounded him bad enough to leave a scar while fighting back after Grimmjow had just spent about ten minutes beating the holy living hell out of Ichigo. Oh, and Ichigo's self-confidence irritates him.
** Don't forget Luppi, who merely mocks him a bit for having lost his rank. When Grimmjow regains his arm, the first thing he does is BLOW AWAY LUPPI'S HEAD. It's true that he took away Grimmjow's rank, but defeating him without killing him would have probably been sufficent to get it back.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Not as intense as Nnoitra, but sees Ichigo's confidence as condescending.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he'd gladly kill his own allies in order to recover a lost rank, if Grimmjow feels he is in debt, he will go out of his way to repay it -- displayed when he rescues Orihime, who had healed his arm, from two Arrancar girls who had been torturing her.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ichigo. Both of them are disrespectful, reckless, and stubborn Blood Knights that have no scruples over how to win a fight, but whereas Ichigo is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who has a hero complex, Grimmjow is a sadistic murderer who cares only about getting stronger and/or payback. Furthermore, Ichigo fights to protect his allies, while Grimmjow kills his allies if they steal his rank. In addition, a major moment of symbolism occurs when you compare their species - Ichigo is a Shinigami with an inner Hollow; Grimmjow is a Hollow with a Zanpakuto.
** Also, to Renji, filling out much the same plot role as the latter did in the Soul Society arc. Both are hot-headed recurring antagonists who are far more evenly matched to Ichigo than they like to admit, and contrast with TheStoic of their team (Ulquiorra/Byakuya), who serves as the more powerful opponent. Both have a one-sided rivalry with that same character, but whereas Renji respects and admires Byakuya, Grimmjow has very little (overt) respect for Ulquiorra and likes to imagine that Cifer is afraid of him. Both also save the life of the resident DamselInDistress, but for very different reasons: as where Renji considers Rukia a close personal friend, Grimmjow just wanted Orihime to heal Ichigo so they could fight.
* EvilLaugh: Grimmjow's laugh is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuEzy67MP9U crazy.]]''
* {{Expy}}: Of Kubo's old protagonists in ''Zombie Powder''.
* FacialMarkings: Has light blue lines below his eyes, similar to the eye markings on the ''Panthera'' genus of cats. Gee, [[AnimalMotifs I wonder why...]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Rejected; Ichigo ''did'' give him an offer to fight at any given time. Grimmjow rejects this [[spoiler: right before Nnoitra stabs him and puts him on a bus.]]
* JunichiSuwabe: His Japanese actor.
** RelationshipVoiceActor: His seiyuu and Ichigo's play Seymour and Tidus in ''FinalFantasyX'', as well as Sting Oakley and Auel Neidel in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''.
* KickTheDog: Namely, stabbing Rukia with his arm, beating the shit out of Ichigo's face, choking Orihime, trying to blast Rukia's head away, and wanting to revive Ichigo ''just'' to kill him again.
** KickTheSonOfABitch: Loly and Luppi totally had it coming, though. As did Ulquiorra, arguably, whom he briefly trapped inside Caja de Negacion.
* KlingonPromotion: He quickly regains his lost rank by killing Luppi.
* LackOfEmpathy: A lot of the time.
* LeftForDead: Although, Ichigo ''was'' preoccupied with [[CurbStompBattle Nnoitra]], [[ShesAllGrownUp Nelliel]], [[BigDamnHeroes Kenpachi]], Aizen unveiling his plan before leaving to Karakura, and Starrk taking Orihime to notice much else.
* LongBusTrip: One thing's clear -- he hasn't been confirmed dead, though it almost seems like Kubo's forgotten about him.
* MrFanservice: Believe it or not, he's got an even nicer body than Ichigo. Add that to his {{Badass}}itude, WalkingShirtlessScene and voila!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His first fight with Ichigo is too one-sided to be anything else.
** Amazingly not lowered when Grimmjow loses an arm in the second battle. Grimmjow only loses because Ichigo had help, and only retreats because Ulquiorra forces him to.
** And done so again, but intentionally, in the third fight.
* PantheraAwesome: His form during his Adjhucas days was that of a '''white''' panther ([[InvertedTrope inverting the black panther sub-motif of the trope]]). Also, his zanpakuto is named Pantera, Spanish for "Panther"; it doesn't take a genius to guess what his released form looks like. Speaking of that...
** PettingZooPeople: His released form gives him cat ears, a tail, long hair, changes his feet into panther's paws and his hands get covered with black fur and the finger nails turn into claws. Somewhat subverted in that when he is in his released form you ''definitely don't want to pet this kitty!''
* PetTheDog: Back in their second fight, right after beating him to a pulp again, Grimmjow actually waited for Ichigo to (try to) bring out his mask before resuming the fight. He could've just attacked him again, after all.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs30/f/2008/105/e/1/Grimmjow_JaggerJack_Pantera_by_KhiMa.jpg Just look at his damn released form.]]
* PragmaticVillainy: Needed Orihime to revive Ichigo for another fight.
* PsychoForHire: Almost makes you hope for an AU Episode where he is this.
* PutOnABus: For over ''four years'', we '''still''' have NO idea over what happened to him! All we've got is a subnote in a Data Book, and even then it's said that everything ''but'' [[spoiler: Ulquiorra's backstory]] wasn't made by Tite himself.
* SlasherSmile: Constantly flashes one out when excited.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than He Looks]]: His character song hints that there's more going on in his head than he lets on. ''It's better if we, who were born to destroy / don't know the reason behind that destruction / Anyway, a reason born for the sake of destruction / is better off not known at all''
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His personal name is written "Grimmjaw" by fans before the official spelling came out.
** A spelling that would make more sense given the jawbone he wears all the time. It's actually derived from Nicholas Grimshaw.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Common reaction to him.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Ichigo.
* ThereWasADoor: This is pretty much Grimmjow's signature style when it comes to entering a room. Was once lampshaded, too.
* ThirdTimesTheCharm: The first two times he tried to release his Zanpakuto, he was interrupted before he could do so (a fact that Gin made fun of in the omake).
* TorsoWithAView: TropeCodifier AND in the image!
* UnusualEars: His released form gives him ''elf-ears with fur tips!''
* WalkingShirtlessScene: No one seems to be complaining though.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat]]: Big time! [[spoiler:It was confirmed in an interview that Grimmjow was one of the few Arrancar who survived the final battle, but is nowhere to be seen since the Vandenreich's occupation.]]
* WorthyOpponent: His dynamic with Ichigo subverts this. Grimmjow is obsessed with fighting him, not because he admires him, but because the fact that Ichigo can challenge him ''really'' pisses him off. It's made pretty clear that he doesn't just want to win against Ichigo, he wants to utterly stomp him into the dirt, leaving no doubt that he's better than him. He arguably developes a more personal hatred of Ichigo than any other villain in the series.
* XMeetsY / [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In DEATH]]: David plays Grimmjow pretty much the same as [[BlazBlue Jin]], if only with less {{Yandere}} and more Revenge on an octave lower.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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[[folder: (#7) Septima Espada - Zommari Rureaux]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Brujeria'']

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[[caption-width:266:He's so fast, he lets you beat up two of him!]]

::'''Zommari Rureaux'''

-->Voiced by: TaitenKusunoki (JP), Neil Kaplan (EN)

The 7th of the Espada members. He is the fastest of the Espada, fast enough to temporarily create clones of himself to confuse and trap the enemy. He's usually very calm and contemplative, but he harbors a deep hatred for Soul Reapers for killing hollows. He defines the death aspect of 'Intoxication'. His Zanpakuto is Brujeria. He has been killed by Byakuya.
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* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion vaguely resembles a sea urchin.
* BaldOfEvil: Becomes a "Bald of TooDumbToLive" when he released.
* BreakTheHaughty: Tried to perform one on [[spoiler: Byakuya]]. Epicly fails at it and even sees it kinda [[VillainousBreakdown backfiring on him]].
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Suppress - Brujeria!"
* DoppelgangerSpin: Has the ability to move so quickly he can create clones of himself. These clones are capable of attacking but only last a short time.
* DrunkWithPower: May be this, since his aspect of death is "intoxication". Although it's not very obvious, it would [[{{Pride}} explain]] [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim a lot]] of [[IdiotBall his]] [[VillainousBreakdown behaviour]]. Especially the way he snapped when he [[ThisCannotBe understood]] [[spoiler: his ability simply won't be enough to take down his opponent.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Byakuya, sort of. They are both [[TheStoic stoic]] yet NotSoStoic underneath, both of their special abilities involve speed and kidou-based abilities. The difference lies in the 'passion' part of their natures. Zommari represented intoxication and therefore had never learned to reign in excess. Byakuya, however, had learned a long time ago to discipline the excesses within his own personality.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: [[spoiler: It's what got him killed.]]
* ExtraEyes: He has 48 eyes on his release form's body in addition to his two normal eyes, and eight open up on his forehead in the last part of the fight.
* GratuitousJapanese: His BANZAI! AIZEN-SAMA!!! was more or less left untranslated in the English dub, apart from replacing "[[JapaneseHonourifics Aizen-sama]]" with "Lord Aizen".
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His reveal of eight more eyes in his forehead.
* IdiotBall: At the beginning of the fight, he {{Flash Step}}s behind Byakuya and surprises him, but instead of cutting him down, he stops and explains that he is very fast. Then, he told Byakuya too much about how his Amour worked. Byakuya even lampshaded this trope by telling him that he was stupid to have revealed so much.
* LargeHam: "BANZAI! AIZEN-SAMA!" "Why won't you take my love!?"
* LightningBruiser: Self-proclaimed fastest Espada and strong enough to fight evenly with a Captain for an extended period.
* MadeOfIron: Tanked Byakuya's bankai.
* MarionetteMaster: His release ability ''Amor'' allows him to control anything he looks at.
* {{Pride}}: Inevitable as he serves as an EvilCounterpart for [[spoiler: Byakuya]] (well, his opponent, anyway). Seriously, almost all the talk during their fight is about "''Which one of us is the most prideful, therefore the most despicable?''".
* ScaryBlackMan
* SmallNameBigEgo: Byakuya easily proved Zommari was this. The self-proclaimed fastest espada was no match for a shinigami who was functioning with only one arm and one leg (self-inflicted injuries) and for all his strength, in the end he was defeated through kidou and a sealed zanpakutou. As Byakuya said, "You make the title 'fastest Espada' weep".
* TaitenKusunoki: His Seiyuu.
* ThisCannotBe: When Byakuya showed he could easily counteract his ability (twice!). He didn't actually say it out loud, but his facial expression left no doubt about it. Much more blatant in the anime though.
* SycophanticServant: BANZAI AIZEN-SAMA!
* TorsoWithAView: Allegedly a very teeny one
* VillainousBreakdown: The biggest and most noticeable in the Espadas.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Being the 7th Espada was a last minute decision, as Kubo was very indecisive and alternating his and Harribel's ranks. Who knows how things would have turned out if Zommari ended up as the 3rd while Harribel ended up as the 7th.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Complains about this to Byakuya -- he even made a few good points. Unfortunately, he made them while trying to ''murder Byakuya's beloved younger sister.'' When she was ''unconscious and defenseless.'' This, of course, made [[ItsPersonal it personal]], so Zommari got killed anyway.
* WorthyOpponent: Sees [[spoiler: Byakuya Kuchiki]] like this at the beginning, and logically wants the same from him. Let's just say they disagree.
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[[folder: (#8) Octava Espada - Szayelaporro Granz]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Fornicaras'']

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[[caption-width:266:He's only pretty on the outside...]]

::'''Szayelaporro Granz'''

-->Voiced by: KosukeToriumi (JP), BenjaminDiskin (EN)

Szayelaporro is the 8th Espada and head of research development in Hueco Mundo. He is pretty much a lot like Mayuri: prepared for anything, has little to no feelings for other beings, and is a complete mad scientist. He also considers himself a perfect being with his powers. Everything he does is...well, nasty. He defines the death aspect of 'Madness'. His Zanpakuto is Fornicaras and yes, it does mean [[BilingualBonus "you will fornicate"]] in Spanish. Defeated by Mayuri in the most painful of ways.
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* AxCrazy
* AGodAmI: Gives a big speech about how he is "perfect", "immaculate", and "immortal".
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Younger Brother]]: Doesn't care much about Yylfordt's death [[CompleteMonster and even used him as a guinea pig to study a way to counter Renji's Bankai]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Gives out comments that suggest what clothing style attracts him more and his effeminate voice.
* AndIMustScream: What Mayuri finally puts him through.
* AnimalMotifs: His resurrecion is related to the parasitic worm. The tentacles he gains also make him resemble a [[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth butterfly]], and he describes himself as a phoenix.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Can reduce damage his enemies cause after analysing their reiatsu.
* BadassBoast: Subverted to hell and back by Szayel and Mayuri. Szayel brags at length about how he's perfect and how Mayuri can never win...right before Mayuri's superhuman drug takes effect, incapacitating the Arrancar and allows Mayuri to win.
* {{Bishonen}}: Out of the male Arrancar, he's definitely one of (if not THE) most androgynous looking.
* BodySnatcher: If he is eaten while in Resurreccion mode, he will take over his devourer's nervous system.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Sip - Fornicaras!" ("Sip - La Lujuriosa!" in the English dub).
* CampStraight: Is disturbed when he thinks Renji's actions could be considered flirtation.
* CompleteMonster: His image-poem [[LampshadeHanging alludes]] that he's ''[[InvokedTrope aiming to be one]]'', and since he was one of only two Espada that went to Hell after his death, he's certainly succeeded.
-->''"Tell me I'm the thing you hate the most in this world."''
** That said, he's also one of the first three Espada to ''die'', so it's not so much that they were the ''only'' ones to go to Hell as they were the ''first'' to go to Hell (though this was only shown in the fourth movie, and the movies' canon status is debated).
* CrazyPrepared: Second only to Mayuri.
* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: Subverted. He's the brother of Yylfordt Granz, and the fact that he targeted Renji, Yylfordt's killer, made it seem initially that he was motivated by the chance to avenge his brother. He reveals quickly, however, that he actually couldn't care less... Szayelaporro's actual motive was that he had been using Yylfordt as a living spycam, and watching Renji kill him had let Szayelaporro learn how to counter all of Renji's powers and score an easy win.
** [[spoiler: Double Subverted. Ylfordt was his creation, not really his brother. However he did have a brother in life whom he devoured when they died and became Hollows.]]
* DeathByIrony: Effortlessly trashes Renji because he was using Yylfordt to spy on him and knew how to counter all of Renji's techniques. Then gets taken apart by Mayuri because he did the same thing to him using Ishida.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His Resurrecion, during which he sounds like he's having an orgasm. Not helped by the fact that he begins it by [[FreudWasRight swallowing his sword.]]
*** And '''''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything exploding.]]'''''
** So, yeah. Pretty much anything about him.
* DubNameChange: Apparently "Fornicaras" was too risque by AdultSwim's standards, so in the TV broadcast they changed it to "La Lujuriosa" ("the lustful"). [[TheGogglesDoNothing It's still creepy]].
** In the Italian manga the command "sip" (sorseggia) was changed to "succhia" (Suck), with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar everything that implies...]]
* EvilCounterpart: Both are pretty bad, but the main difference is that Mayuri does the terrible things he does ForScience. Szayel believes that he's already perfect and does the things he's does for pure sadism.
* EvilGenius
* EvilKnockoff: One of his Resurreccion powers unleashes dark liquid upon his enemies, and creates clones of them when they make physical contact with as little as a droplet of that liquid. As an added quirk, he sometimes modifies the clones' appearance to suit his personal "sense of aethsetics".
** These changes are always obvious; he changes a ''loincloth'' to '''''light purple jeans'''''. [[spoiler: Though Uryu was the only one to figure this out, and they weren't even '''HIS''' clones!]]
* EyesOfGold: When he reveals his MadScientist tendencies, he also reveals his animalistic side. He even keeps his fraccion around simply to [[CompleteMonster eat them]] when he needs to heal injuries.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seemed to have been among the more well-mannered Espadas, but [[CompleteMonster it vanishes as soon as you get to know him better]].
* FourEyesZeroSoul: The second in the series to be revealed as a [[CompleteMonster sick son of a bitch]].
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Subverted. Szayel was formerly Cero Espada under Aizen before splitting himself into two by creating Yylfordt. Somewhat plays this straight when Shien devours him in Hell and then later Szayel's personality takes over, assuming a Segunda Epta form that is equal in power to Hollow Ichigo and copies other Espada's Resurreccións like Los Lobos and Respira.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Guess where his Hollow hole's located? [[spoiler:''In his penis.'']] Granted, it's never mentioned, save for a Databook.
** And then there's his treatment of Nemu - chock full of rape imaginery.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Using Gabriel on Nemu was a bad idea! In 'Spirits Are Forever With You' this happens again since his method of stealing techniques by absorbing reiryoku allows Roka to learn Mugetsu and fire it off at him.]]
* HollywoodVoodoo: He creates dolls of his opponents by temporarily "absorbing" them into his "wings"; the dolls contain "pills" that represent each of the victims' internal organs (w/ different colors, as well as bearing their names in Spanish), and destroying any of these pills does the same to its associated organ.
* HypocriticalHumour: Gets creeped out by Pesche taking out his Zanpakuto from his loincloth.
-->"Where the hell are you pulling that out from!?"
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, all hollows eat humans, and many eat other hollows before they're made into arrancar, but Szayelaporro is the only arrancar shown eating ''other'' arrancars. Specifically, his own fracci�nes are designed to act as powerful healing medicine when he eats them.
* {{Immortality}}: His ''Gabriel'' power qualifies for ResurrectiveImmortality and LifeDrinker, as it essentially allows him to '''invade any convenient host that had maintained physical contact with him during his death, devour the victim from the inside to reconstruct his original body (horribly emaciating said victim to near-death), and then [[OrificeEvacuation burst fully-grown from the victim's mouth]]'''. The aforementioned original BodyHorror depiction in the manga was toned down for the anime.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Gets hit by Seele Schinder in the neck.
** ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Or the chest in the anime.
*** Doesn't do a damn thing though.
** [[spoiler:Mayuri kills him and combines it with ImpaledPalm.]]
* KarmicDeath: After what he did to Ishida, Renji and Nemu, dying in agony over thousands of years was a fate justly deserved.
** [[spoiler: Going to Hell after what he did is even better...provided the movie is canon.]]
* LargeHam: Especially during his [[HamToHamCombat fight with]] Mayuri.
* MadScientist: He's Mayuri's Arrancar counterpart, can't be less.
** [[TedBaxter Subverted]] as Mayuri gives a {{Badass}} TheReasonYouSuckSpeech basically declaring the reasons why he isn't.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He was the one that ordered the Exequias to kill Dordoni and Cirucci, since he wanted to extract Reiatsu samples from Ichigo's gang.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[invoked]] His treatment to Nemu certainly qualifies to the fans (as well as Ishida and Abarai), but it's his view of perfection that crossed the line for ''Mayuri'', of all guys.
* NerdGlasses: His mask fragments resemble these.
** And they have [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100728224352/bleach/en/images/f/f0/Szayel_new_outfit.jpg glass.]] ...''How''?
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: He and Aaroniero quite literally went to Hell together.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: KosukeToriumi. His previous roles are mostly about heroic guys ([[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]]), silent guys ([[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]], [[{{Basilisk}} Gennosuke Kouga]]), {{Not So Stoic}}s ([[RomeoXJuliet Curio]]), happy-go-lucky guys ([[PrinceOfTennis Kiyosumi Sengoku]]), or {{Idiot Hero}}es ([[{{Naruto}} Kiba Inuzuka]], [[SoulSeries Hong Yun-seong]], [[{{Persona 3}} Junpei Iori]]). Now tell us if Szayelaporro is '''anything''' like them.
** Ditto his English actor. His best-known role? [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbah One!]]
* PostMortemComeback: [[spoiler: After getting devoured by Ashisogi Jizo, Szayelaporro reanimated himself through Nemu, enlarging her stomach and jutting through her mouth, leaving her as a shriveled-up husk. It didn't work, ultimately, since a sense-accelerating substance was placed into Nemu beforehand by Mayuri, which led to his own FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* [[RoseHairedGirl Rose Haired Guy]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Szayelaporro's zanpakuto is named "Fornicaras", so he probably represents "Lust".
** His "Aspect of Death" is Madness. Fits it to a T.
* SissyVillain: For a mad scientist, he's awfully concerned about his clothes and hair. Perhaps draws attention to him being a CompleteMonster, seeing as the two times he does this he's just finished horribly devouring someone alive to heal himself.
* SmugSnake: He may be a bona fide EvilGenius, but he also believes himself to be an infallible intellect and the ''perfect being'' because of his nightmarish methods of escaping from death, and his only fights prior to Mayuri are him attacking people he has already analyzed to put the advantage overwhelmingly in his favor. When he overestimates himself too much against Mayuri, however, his every technique is thwarted and he winds up dying horrifically ''because'' he tried to kill Nemu to save himself.
* [[spoiler: TorsoWithAView: WordOfGod states it's where his penis is supposed to be. Explains a lot.]]
* UltimateLifeForm: Claimed to be one, since he can come back to life after being killed and take over anything that eats him.
* VillainousBreakdown: Starts out smug and confident in his superiority. When Mayuri starts messing with him, he throws a temper tantrum and starts swearing a lot. He's also breaking down shortly before his death, ''begging'' for Mayuri to hurry up, but then again from his perspective, he's been frozen in place with a sword slooooooooooowly piercing him for an ETERNITY by then.
* TheWorfEffect: Appears in the prelude to the Hell-based movie solely to get his ass handed to him in seconds by the denizens of Hell.
** He, of course, put up a fight. [[spoiler: Justified as he A) Didn't know a thing about who or what he was fighting, B) Was with Aaroneiro, who, when they first crash down, ''starts arguing with '''immediately''''', AND C) '''''[[LeeroyJenkins Starts the damn fight.]]''''']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: (#9) Noveno Espada - Aaroniero Arruruerie]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Nejibana'' & ''Glotonería'']

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::'''Aaroniero Arruruerie'''

-->Voiced by: '''Kaien Shiba''': ToshihikoSeki, '''Deep-voiced Mask''': RyuzaburoOhtomo, '''High-voiced Mask''': Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP), '''Kaien Shiba''': DaveMallow, '''Deep-voiced Mask''': KeithSilverstein, '''High-voiced Mask''': WendeeLee (EN)

Aaroniero is the 9th and only Gillian Espada. Because of his nonhuman appearance, he usually wears a white mask eight tiny holes over his head. He is prideful of his status as an Espada despite being a Gillian. [[spoiler: When he fights Rukia, he takes form of former Shinigama Lieutenant Kaien Shiba, which he got by eating the hollow that killed him and psychologically {{Mind Screw}}s her over it.]] He defines the death aspect of 'Greed'. His Zanpakuto is Glotonería [[spoiler: and he uses Kaien's Nejibana.]] He is slain by Rukia.
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* AlliterativeName: A ''very'' tongue-twisting one at that.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Never used any of them in conjunction, though. [[spoiler: Would've won, but was TooDumbToLive.]]
* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion resembles an octopus.
* ArchEnemy: Rukia's hated him far more than any other opponent she's ever faced here.
* BrainInAJar: Two! Almost literally.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Devour - Glotonería!"
* ClippedWingAngel: His release is extremely large and makes him a bigger target.
** It's a giant purple (maybe yellowish as of the Hell Chapter preview) octopus, or possibly blobfish, with a ''crazy'' CheshireCatGrin.
* EldritchAbomination: To say the least, looks the part.
** HumanoidAbomination
* EvilCounterpart: Subverted; he only shares superficial similarities with Komamura, because they both wear masks to hide a bizarre face, and their respective releases both involve something giant.
* [[spoiler: InformedAbility]]: [[spoiler: According to him, he'd [[MegaManning absorbed the special abilities]] of no less than 33,650 other Hollows. Despite this, he never actually ''uses '' any powers other than Kaien's zanpakuto and some CombatTentacles. Ulquiorra mentions a third, in passing, calling it synchronized recognition, which apparently let him transmit information between all the Arrancar.]]
* LovecraftianSuperpower
* MakingASplash: Via Kaien.
* MayumiYamaguchi
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: Is currently with Szayel in Hell.]]
** So... he ''is'' dead. (Although, this has only been shown in the movies, whose place in canon is debated)
* OffstageVillainy: Along with Szayel, Aaroniero is the ''only'' other Espada that literally went to Hell after dying, but we didn't see enough from him to determine exactly ''why''.
** That said, they were also among the first of the Espada to ''die'', so they might have simply got there first.
** His treatment of Rukia was pretty bad enough, but even that isn't really enough to cement him as, say, an "Irredeemable Monster".
* PowerParasite: Absorbed Kaien Shiba and Metastacia into him, which allowed Aaroniero to use Matastacias' possession and Zanpakuto destruction, along with Nejibana.
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Aaroniero's resurrección is called Glotonería, so he stands for "Gluttony".
** Considering that his "aspect" is Greed, he may just represent both of them.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Uses this on Rukia, but it only works for a bit.
* TorsoWithAView: On his leg.
* UltimateLifeForm: Claimed to be one, since he gains the powers and memories of anything he eats, plus the powers and memories of anything they ate, giving him the potential for endless evolution.
* VillainousBreakdown: He/It starts out very [[EldritchAbomination alien]]. [[spoiler: But once Rukia manages to kill him/it, while the top head just curses, the lower head screams about being betrayed by Aizen about never being in pain again.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: One high-pitched voice and one very deep voice.
* WeakenedByTheLight: But while it hurts him, it ''does not'' make him helpless.
* TheWorfEffect: Shows up in the prelude to the Hell movie solely to get his ass handed to him by the new antagonists.
* TooDumbToLive: Would've won the fight if he wasn't [[MindRape mind-raping]] Rukia the whole time. Justified as he's a Gillian; those guys aren't that smart.
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[[folder: (#10 & #0) Diez & Cero Espada - Yammy Llargo]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Ira'']

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[[caption-width:266:[[HulkingOut Don't get him angry]]. [[TheWorfEffect You'll just make him easier to defeat.]] ]]

::'''Yammy Llargo'''

-->Voiced by: KenjiNomura (JP), PaulStPeter (EN)

Ranked 10 and Zero of the Espada, Yammy is clearly the largest of the group. He's extremely arrogant and loves to destroy things and murders everybody in his way, believing they're nothing but insects. He isn't the smartest though and usually has Ulquiorra explain things. [[spoiler: Upon releasing his Zanpakuto, he is now the [[AssPull 0th Espada]] and has grown tremendously in size.]] He defines the death aspect of 'Rage'. His Zanpakuto is Ira.

Last seen laying defeated after a battle with Byakuya and Zarakai.
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* AnimalMotifs: His resurreccion resembles an ankylosaurus. [[spoiler: His secondary release resembles an ape.]]
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: He can apparently change size in his sealed form; when Chad sees him again in Las Noches, he notes that he's far larger than he was in the real world. And then there's his release... [[spoiler: And his second release if that were even possible.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: After seeing Renji, Chad, and Rukia gear up to fight the now-towering Yammy, we switch to... the real world to watch the other Espada get spanked. Months later when we finally return? A CurbstompBattle has taken place off-screen, with Rukia as the last one standing (so to speak).]]
** Averted in the anime where they do show the fight, but it completely skips the conclusion of his brawl with Byakuya and Kenpachi.
* TheBerserker: Rushes into every fight, but loses every single time.
* BlessedWithSuck: The databook indicates that the Espada are ranked by Reiatsu, and Yammy's 0 rank comes from having the most when he releases since his power increases whenever he's angry. Unfortunately, this means Yammy has practically none of the special abilities that made the other 9 Espada (and Arrancar in general) so deadly, and as such [[spoiler:Kenpachi and Byakuya are able to combine their strength and defeat him.]]
** Doubles as a SmallNameBigEgo as Yammy believes himself to be stronger when that isn't the case at all, especially seeing how his "inferiors" fight.
* BigEater: Much more [[KickTheDog sinister]], though.
* BodyCountCompetition: Played with. He is the only member of the Espada (the only Arrancar, even) who actually kills ''anybody'' on-screen, notably the nurse that reattached his arm, Menoly Mallia, Loly Aivirrne (Ishida pinned her to the wall, though) and Rudbornn Chelute. Grimmjow butchered Luppi and Menoly, but the latter was revived by Orihime. Nnoitra is the only one that can compete with Yammy, given that the former wiped out an entire ''colony'' of Arrancar, whereas Yammy's first victims are ''hundreds'' of innocent humans.
* TheBrute: A poster boy for this trope.
* [[spoiler:BusCrash: We never actually see Kenpachi and Byakuya beat him. ]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Be Enraged - Ira!"
* ClusterFBomb: In scanlations, ''and how''. [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/bleach/380/p-8 See it here.]]
* CurbStompBattle: The off-screen fight between Yammy and [[spoiler: Rukia, Chad, and Renji]] is implied to be one of these.
* DumbMuscle
* EvilCounterpart: Not really highlighted as much as several of the other arrancars, but there are similarities to Ichigo of all people. Neither is shown to be specifically talented with regards to tactics or science, but they have utter shitloads of reiatsu, which is the reason for their positions. They're also both quite prone to rushing into a battle. YMMW though.
* GlassCannon[=/=]MasterOfNone: WordOfGod says his powers work something like this; he's the most physically powerful and has the highest Spirit Energy of the Espada, explaining the [[spoiler:Zero rank]], but the tradeoff is that he has ''no gimmicks whatsoever'', having to rely solely on brute strength and the powers all Hollows have. This, of course, makes him a far less effective fighter than any of the others.
* HulkingOut: See that part on this trope's page about growing to twice your size? [[spoiler: Yammy does it when he's ''already hugantic''. Then goes on to imply he isn't even close to being done yet.]]
* IdiotBall: Rushes into every battle, completely [[GenreBlindness genre blind]] to his fights, first never fight major character when he does a BigDamnHeroes moment, which happens to be all of them.
* [[spoiler:ImAHumanitarian: Possibly. He explains that his boost in power is a result of "eating" a lot. Since one of his attacks involves sucking out the souls of humans and devouring them, and that Hollows are cannibalistic by nature, who's to say that he didn't eat the remains of the other Espada?]]
* ImplacableMan: Survives more beatings than all of his colleagues and lives. [[spoiler: Dies eventually.]]
* InformedAbility: [[spoiler: Cero Espada, huh? Mind explaining why you're getting curb stomped by guys that had trouble with Zommari and Nnoitra?]]
* IgnoredEnemy: [[spoiler: Kenpachi and Byakuya barely seem to notice he's there after a while as they keep sniping at each other.]]
** [[spoiler: NotWorthKilling: They ignored him so much they didn't even bother to finish him off. They just left him bleeding and broken in Hueco Mundo while they went home.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: ... [[spoiler: Loly and Menoly]] really just don't ''get'' it, do they? Though Yammy's treatment of them was [[AssholeVictim a bit much.]]
** Inverted in the anime's rendition of this scene, where Loly ends up being less of a bitch than before, fighting to defend Orihime rather than herself, and Yammy's beatdown of her is just a KickTheDog moment, with her disrespect toward him the KickTheSonOfABitch involved.
* LetsGetDangerous: Go ahead. Piss him off. See what happens.
** [[spoiler: [[BattleDiscretionShot Not a damn thing, apparently!]]]]
* LickedByTheDog: Yammy is a complete and utter bastard from his introduction to his death, but a small yappy Hollow Dog appears to like him. It doesn't entirely count as a PetTheDog moment, since his entire relationship with it is telling it to shut up, but at least he never seemed to attack it like he did to a nurse.
** According to the ''unmasked'' book, [[spoiler: the dog is actually his Fracci�n, and his name is Kukkapurro.]]
* MarathonBoss: While he might not have looked like much, Yammy still fought with [[spoiler:Byakuya and Kenpachi]] for over an hour [[spoiler: before his death.]] In terms of fights based on manga time, he fought the longest out of any antagonist.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: {{Invoked|Trope}} and [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]].
* PetTheDog: He expresses some kind of grief over Ulquiorra's death ([[HowDareYouDieOnMe albeit in his own strange way]]). Moreover, the last time we see him implies that he somehow cared for the little hollow dog that followed him around.
** KickTheDog: On the other hand, he yells and throws things at his dog, and calls his companions in the Espada garbage compared to him, Ulquiorra included. Ichigo is rather disgusted that rather than his implied TrueCompanions, the only one actually saddened by Ulquiorra's death is Orihime.
* {{Scary|BlackMan}}... ''[[ScaryBlackMan Something]]'' [[ScaryBlackMan Man]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Kubo Tite revealed in the Masked interview that some of the Espada were modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins. Yammy's resurrección is called "Ira", so he should be Wrath.
* [[spoiler:SureWhyNot: He's actually Espada #0, just like how fans jokingly speculated!]]
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: He was... de-armed by Ichigo in his first appearance, is smacked around by Ulquiorra, and generally makes an ass of himself, giving the impression that he isn't all that powerful. Renji and the others feel confident enough to tangle with him and guess what?! Espada #0!]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: It says something when he's not included in Stark's thoughts about his TrueCompanions [[spoiler: when he dies]], which included [[CompleteMonster Szayel, Nnoitra, and Aarroniero]] of all people.
* ThereWasADoor
* TorsoWithAView
* UngratefulBastard: What do you do when a fellow Arrancar nurse just reattached your torn arm? Why, bash her head off intending to smash her up to her feet, of course!
* UnskilledButStrong
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: The three victims of his CurbstompBattle (Chad, Rukia, and Renji) are regular victims of it. Ichigo showed a bit more resistance while actually injuring Yammy, but is otherwise ineffective. And then both Byakuya and Kenpachi, with Kenpachi cutting Yammy's freaking '''leg''' off -- keep in mind that by now, Yammy is the size of a large building. Kenpachi also cuts off Yammy's fingers and prepares to cut off his arm.]]
** And Yammy himself has been a victim before that; Ichigo cuts off his arm, Yoruichi beats him down, and Urahara completely outclasses him.
* YourSoulIsMine: By inhaling, the souls of any weak (as in {{Muggle}}) being in range are extracted and flow into his mouth.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Crosses over with [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead due to the nature of his Zanpakuto, Ira. The name itself means "anger" in Spanish, and like TheIncredibleHulk himself, the madder he gets, the larger and stronger he gets.]]
** [[spoiler: Helps him with defeating Rukia and co. Doesn't do shit with anyone else though.]]
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[[folder:Privarons and Ex-Espada]]
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches (formerly)\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Gamuza'']

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::'''Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck'''

Initially introduced as a [[CuteMonsterGirl child-like Arrancar girl]] with her two companions and pet Hollow worm, Nel encountered Ichigo, Ishida and Sado back at the Hueco Mundo desert, and after giving them a tutorial on how to differentiate between Espada (ranked by strength) and Numeros (ranked by age), she later agrees to lead them into Las Noches, the headquarters of Aizen and his Espada. Serving primarily as a tag-along comic relief sort of character, similar to Yachiru, Nel accompanied Ichigo during his fights with Dordonii Socacchio, Ulquiorra Cifer and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, before her status as a former Espada was revealed by Nnoitra Gilga.

In particular, Nnoitra (as then-8th Espada) fought numerous times against Nelliel, but always failed at defeating her, and when they were sent on missions together by Aizen, she would always be the one to save his ass. Frustrated, Nnoitra conspired with Szayel to tear off the masks of her two Fraccion (Pesche and Dondochakka) and tricking her into fighting a copy of Nnoitra instead, giving the real Nnoitra time to slash down her face from behind, cracking her Hollow mask in the process. Once Nnoitra threw the bodies of Nelliel, Pesche and Dondochakka out of Las Noches, she turned into her trademark child form, as a result of getting her mask cracked, and spent the next years of her life wandering the desert and playing with her friends.

Upon morphing back into her adult form as the former 3rd Espada, Nelliel briefly fought with Nnoitra, where her shared past with Nnoitra was given more detail, but right as she was about to pierce Nnoitra's Soul Chain, the strain from releasing her Zanpakuto had turned her back into a child, apparently losing her memories again. Nel was last seen waking up just as Nnoitra himself was killed by Kenpachi Zaraki.

[[spoiler: So was the case for the last four years, until chapter 485, where she asks for Ichigo's help in saving Hueco Mundo from the Vandenreich.]]
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* ActionGirl: For her beat-down of Nnoitra in the past, though not to impressive being he was a newcomer with not half her reiatsu and experience, Nelliel remains one of the better female fighters within the series' run, bar none.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The manga showed her with green hair, while the anime has her with bluish-green hair.
* {{Archenemy}}: Arguably, Nnoitra can be seen as her biggest adversary, ''not'' for being her strongest opponent (not by a mile), but for nearly killing Pesche and Dondochakka, cracking her Hollow mask, throwing their bodies out of Las Noches, and repeatedly torturing Ichigo. Adding to the fact she took it upon herself to be around Nnoitra as an acting babysitter. Thus, she made herself his #1 enemy and target.
* AnimalMotif: She is goat-antelope (and true antelope) themed. Her mask is sheep horns (a goat-antelope), she is a BigEater as per goat stereotypes (goats are goat-antelopes). Her resurreccion is called Gamuza (spanish for "chamois", another goat-antelope, but the kanji mean "antelope knight"). Her resurreccion form is a centaur-like gemsbok (a true antelope but the word 'gemsbok' is Dutch for a male chamois).
* AttackHello: Nel loves to headbutt Ichigo in the stomach. Sometimes, for no reason, she'll increase her speed mid-flight and give him a super-sonic headbutt.
* BadassAdorable: Both of her forms.
* BadassAndChildDuo: The Child to Ichigo, until she turns back to her adult form.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why Nel follows Ichigo, protects him from Dordonii, shows concern over his injuries and, ultimately, transforms back into her unbelievably hot [[OlderAlterEgo adult form]] to fight Nnoitra.
* BigEater: Well, as an adult, she ''stopped'' Nnoitra's Cero, inhaled it through her mouth and unleashed it right back at him. Kubo stated in the databook that she has a big appetite, and that Pesche and Dondochaka cooked for her.
** ExtremeOmnigoat: In a way. More than that, her habit of eating ceros then regurgitating them back at the enemy even plays (liberally) with the idea of ruminant digestion systems.
* [[spoiler: BrickJoke: Nearly a literal example.]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Declare - Gamuza!"
* CatchAndReturn: Her "Cero Doble" technique lets her inhale energy attacks and end them back with double the power.
* ClothingDamage: As a result of her morphing into an adult, her garb tears apart to such an extent that it's a ''miracle'' her "clothes" even stayed on her.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: From a hyper child, to a buxom battle-babe, she is ''not'' one you'd want to mess with.
* CuteMonsterGirl: As a child, that is.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Dangerous enough to demolish Nnoitra in a brief CurbStompBattle. Short enough that it reveals her hips, looks like a miniskirt, and ''[[MagicSkirt clings]]'' to her figure despite being ''a rag''.
** The skirt and top were the only pieces of cloth left for her to wear upon morphing into an adult, so her fighting in a skirt gets a justification. The fact that it even ''stayed'' on her, though, is amazing in and of itself.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot everywhere but during the flashbacks. [[{{Badass}} Extra badassery points]] go to her for blocking the sharp side of Nnoitra's axe... thing, with her ''bare sole''!
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Uhm... when Nelliel bear-hugged Ichigo after turning into an adult, the camera is positioned in such a way that it [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/d/dc/OrihimeWarnsNel.png looks like she's humping him.]]
* DualAgeModes[=/=]SleepModeSize: Nel looks like a little girl, but can revert to her adult form.
** ShesAllGrownUp: Ichigo and Orihime's reaction when she first changed back to adult form, as well as that of the drooling fanboys.
* EasyAmnesia: After getting hit in the head by Nnoitra and having her Hollow mask broken.
* FacialMarkings: She has this weird red line that stretches horizontally across her face, right below her eyes.
* FountainOfYouth: Due to Nnoitra attacking her from behind. Came with EasyAmnesia, as mentioned earlier.
* GenkiGirl: Even as an adult, Nelliel had her moments of hyperactivity, particularly when she mood-swung from calm and melancholic after blowing up Nnoitra, to ecstatic and girly before glomp-humping Ichigo.
* TheGlomp: She combines this with AttackHello above, to the point where she almost ''kills'' Ichigo with one.
* GoingCommando: A lot of shots make it look as if she doesn't wear anything underneath. One particular instance is right before she releases her Zanpakuto, where we see her hips despite the skirt basically clinging to her crotch.
* GoodLookingPrivates: In contrast to the garb she wears as a child, Nelliel once wore a ''[[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/430139 really]]'' nice uniform when she was an Espada.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Her status as the former 3rd Espada, her past with Nnoitra, her Centaur-like released form, and her ''incredibly hot'' adult form was revealed to dub-watchers ''two years'' after sub-watchers saw it air in the anime.
* MartialPacifist: According to Pesche, Nelliel ''hated'' fighting, but when your IgnoredEnemy happens to be [[HeManWomanHater Nnoitra Gilga]], it's hard for her to avoid it as much as she'd like.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: ColleenOShaughnessey (Dub Nel).
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Nel is the first entry on the page.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: In the manga, Nel's released animal part is of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oryx_gazella_%28Chudop%29.jpg gemsbok]], often mistaken by fans for a horse's body because of the flowing tail which is more horse-like than antelope-like. The anime goes further by giving her horse's hooves, compounding the mistake (the hooves are clearly split like an antelope or goat's in the manga). Her resurrecion is called Gamuza (spanish for the chamois, kanji mean "Antelope Knight") and the gemsbok, while not being a relative of chamois, was given the Dutch name "gemsbok" which actually does mean "male chamois". Nel therefore seems to be an example of Kubo [[DidTheResearch doing the research]] and the anime [[DidNotDoTheResearch not so much]].
** ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Nelliel throws her ''Lanzador Verde'' at an opponent, spinning rapidly as it travels through the air, building up spiritual energy.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Throughout the ''entire'' Hueco Mundo arc, Nelliel was among the ''only'' female fighters that ever successfully held their own against their opponents (or even fought at all), along with Rukia (against Aaroniero and Rudobon), and Cirucci (against Ishida).
* PowerOfFriendship: Nel uses this and cheers on Ichigo in many fights (when she's not getting in the way). She also snaps Orihime out of her despair because of it during his fight with Grimmjow.
* PutOnABus: After the battle with Nnoitra, nothing of her character was seen and her fate left in the air...
** TheBusCameBack: ..Until Chapter 485, where she virtually returns [[CrashIntoHello by falling from the sky and headbutting Ichigo in the stomach.]]
* ScarsAreForever[=/=]BeautyIsNeverTarnished: The scar between her eyes, [[spoiler:thanks to Nnoitra.]]
* ShipTease: With Nnoitra and Ichigo.
* SmugSuper: Back under Aizen's wing, she told Nnoitra she was babysitting him, refused to acknowledge him as the warrior he wanted recognition for being (even to extent of not wanting to kill him, denying him the battle-death he always wanted) and saying that she didn't want to be dragged down to his level of demented beliefs. As a result, Nnoitra felt she was this trope to him.
* TheStoic: Mainly during her time as an official Espada. This carries over to her final fight with Nnoitra, where Nelliel remained calm, quiet and relatively stone-faced for the majority of the time she fought him, usually speaking only once spoken to.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: In her adult form, Nell's garbs turn into this. Justified by quite a bit, though, since she spent most of her time with Ichigo as a kid wearing a garb, so it actually makes sense for her clothes to get torn up once she forcibly morphed back into an adult.
* [[TallDarkAndBishoujo Tall Green And Bishoujo]]: Nelliel is ''gorgeous'' as an adult, [[StatuesqueStunner and at 176cm (almost 5'10")]], she's the third-tallest female in ''Bleach''.
* TenderTears: Nel cries. A lot. Happy tears, sad tears, she's quite the crybaby who shows a lot of concern for her friends.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Only in her child form.
* VerbalTic: Nel has a lisp in her child form.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Sort of... Nel can vomit up her saliva, which contains healing properties. This is shown on screen often, much to the disgust of both Ichigo and other Arrancars. It looks like saliva, but... yeah. At any rate, the action is shown quite a lot.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/435894/4girls-arrancar-bikini-black_hair-bleach-blonde_ha Drawn by the manga author himself, no less.]]

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Trepadora'']

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::'''Luppi Antenor'''

Extremely short-lived 6th Espada that replaced Grimmjow when his arm was destroyed by Tousen. He is pretty flamboyant and does not take insults well. His Zanpakuto is Trepadora. After Orihime resurrects his arm, Grimmjow kills Luppi to regain his status.
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* AssholeVictim: Really, considering his [[FauxAffablyEvil mock politeness]], smug attitude and overly-flamboyant demeanor, it's no wonder many fans were glad to see Luppi die by Grimmjow's hands.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Strangle - Trepadora!"
* CampStraight: Despite his flamboyance, he flirts with Rangiku at one point.
* CombatTentacles: Eight of them, and they're capable of protruding spikes, too.
* DaisukeKishio: His seiyuu.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Grimmjow, once he gets his arm back.
* SissyVillain: Even more so than Szayel.
* SmugSnake: Enjoys insulting Grimmjow about his having lost his status as Espada, in addition to belittling his enemies, but gets defeated by them, and was killed by the same Espada he replaced.
* TedBaxter: Thinks he's a worthy successor to Grimmjow's rank, but is completely unaware how powerful his predecessor was.
* VillainousBreakdown: He pretty much loses it he sees Orihime's powers.
* TheWorfEffect: Loses to Toshiro and then killed by Grimmjow easily.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Giralda'']

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::'''Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio'''

103rd Arrancar and ex-Espada. He has a very goofy personality, but that changes when he decides to get his game face on. His Zanpakuto is Giralda.
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* AccentAdaptation: Privaron Espada, Dordonii is given a Spanish accent to go with the GratuitousSpanish he threw around in the original.
* BlowYouAway: When released he gets wind-based powers.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Whirl - Giralda!"
* DanceBattler: Moved like one before he started fighting seriously.
* HeroicSacrifice: Holds off the Exequias to allow Ichigo to escape
* KilledOffForReal: By Szayel offscreen, along with Cirucci.
* KoujiIshii: He played another [[EliteMook watchguard]] in ''KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* LargeHam: Based on Satan who is commonly portrayed as one.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Ichigo doesn't take him seriously at first, but he reveals that he used to be an Espada, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and goes to beat the shit of him.]]
** [[spoiler: Ichigo could've beat him, but being the near-{{Jerkass}} he is, tries to pass him off as the IgnoredEnemy, which was a BAAAD idea in the long run.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OneWingedAngel: He's able to kick Ichigo's ass in his Shikai mode. It makes him a power-kick style Arrancar with the ability to summon large snake-bird things from his legs.
** ClippedWingAngel: Summons more of 'em and makes himself a bigger target.
* {{Satan}}: His design has a lot of elements of the classic less-monsterous, more mustache-twirly evil look of Ol' Nick.
* VerbalTic: Tends to end most of his sentences addressed at Ichigo by calling him "Nino," or "boy".
* WouldntHurtAChild: Averted; decides to attack Nel in order to force Ichigo to draw on his full power.
** PragmaticVillainy : Only did it to make Ichigo release more of his power.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Golondrina'']

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::'''Cirucci Sanderwicci'''

105th Arrancar and ex-Espada. She's a rather rude and cocky sort who hates being interrupted. Her Zanpakuto is Golondrina, she fights Uryu Ishida in the lair of the Privaron Espada, and is finished off by Rudbornn for failing to defeat him.
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* AllWomenAreLustful: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]; she once said that she hopes most human men aren't like Ishida. Add that with her [[ElegantGothicLolita outfit]], her [[LittleMissSnarker personality]] and [[WhipItGood Zanpakuto]], and you can draw some rather interesting conclusions.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Rip Off - Golondrina!"
* ClippedWingAngel: Literally; she discards the arms, wings and feathers of her OneWingedAngel form to use her spiritual energy more efficiently, but she calls it the equivalent to severing a limb.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: She fights in it throughout her battle with Ishida, even after releasing Golondrina. Pesche even lampshades it by trying to sneak a peak underneath.
* DarkActionGirl: As with most female arrancar, perhaps more so, since she's got ''attitude''.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Based off the concept.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Killed off-screen by [[CompleteMonster Szayel.]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: A pretty fair fighter with a ''really'' good fashion sense, apparently preferring the white-colored Gothic Lolita look, but unlike what one would expect, Cirucci is less than nice and sweet, and looks somewhere in between her late teens to mid-twenties.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She has a pretty sizable female fan following, but [[StupidSexyFlanders we can definitely see why]].
* FacialMarkings: Purple tear drops on her cheeks and thighs.
* GenreSavvy: During her fight with Ishida, she made it seem as though Golondrina was limited to always attacking in a straight line when thrown, and when pulled back. Uryū decided to fire his arrows in other directions as opposed to simply in front of her, and destroyed most of the pillars as a result, but he played right into her hands, as it created more openings for her whippings.
* HoukoKuwashima: Her Japanese actress, who took over as Soifon later on.
* LittleMissSnarker: Okay, she isn't all that short, but she's ''very'' rude.
* MsFanservice: Comes with being a fetish magnet, but since she gets a bit embarrassed to reveal her body (in the anime), the only other Arrancar girl that's above her in this regard is Harribel.
* ShesGotLegs: [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091128191140/bleach/en/images/0/0b/C257_cover_page_Cirucci_Sanderwicci.jpg Preeety much]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Literally, since it used to be "Thunderwitch".
* TheTease: Implied in the above link, as well as [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/3/32/Bleach_cover_29.png this volume cover]].
* VibroWeapon: The blades she attacks with in her released form.
* WhipItGood: Hee hee, well now....
** Bordering on EpicFlail.
** More of a KillerYoyo.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Dragra'']

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::'''Gantenbainne Mosqueda'''

107th Arrancar and ex-Espada. His Zanpakuto is Dragra. He usually takes it easy unless his opponent does give a challenge [[spoiler: which Chad does. He was last seen being healed by Isane.]]
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* FunnyAfro: Subverted, although it's orange, it doesn't stop from kicking Chad's ass before his opponent took two TookALevelInBadass and beats the crap of him.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His Zanpakuto means "Dragon Fang" and its shape resembles a giant chinese dragon.
* PowerFist: Does good in the first half of the fight, doesn't do shit the second half.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappeared after Unohana healed both him and Sado.

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::'''Grimmjow's Fracci�nes'''
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'''Shawlong Kufang'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tijireta'']
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'''Edorad Liones'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Volcanica'']
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'''Nakeem Grindina'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]
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'''Yylfordt Granz'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Del Toro'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

The first non-Espadas introduced in the series, these guys were Grimmjow's Fraccion, serving as his pack when they were Hollows. Shawlong Kufang has the long helmet, Edorad Liones has black/red hair, Nakeem Grindina is the fattest, Yylfordt Granz has blond hair and Di Roy Linker has a blue-green bandage over his mask. In terms of rank, Shawlong is the 11th (and oldest) Numero, Grimmjow himself was the 12th, Edorad is the 13th, Nakeem is the 14th, Yylfordt is the 15th and Di Roy is the 16th.

In their first appearance as Arrancars, they were among the twenty Arrancars present when Yammy and Ulquiorra gave their report on Ichigo's power level to Aizen, but only Harribel, Grimmjow, Shawlong and Di Roy were cleary seen. Shortly thereafter, they accompanied Grimmjow in his unauthorized assault on Karakura Town; Shawlong fought Hitsugaya, Yylfordt fought Renji, Di Roy took on Rukia, Edorad fought Ikkaku and Nakeem watched over a downed Rangiku. By the end, all five were killed, but they succeeded in giving their opponents a run for their money.
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* AffablyEvil: Although both were still villains, Shawlong is rather well-mannered and Edorad has a surprisingly honorable side.
* ALoadOfBull: Yylfordt in Resurrecion.
* TheBrute: Nakeem and Edrad both look the part.
* CatchPhrase: Yylfordt says "brother" more than Hulk Hogan.
* CombatPragmatist: Shawlong agreed with Grimmjow's sentiment; kill Ichigo before he becomes a problem.
* TheDragon: Shawlong was their leader before Grimmjow came along, as well as the oldest Numero, holding the number of 11th.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the manga, Di Roy was first seen talking to Grand Fisher while Aisslinger patched him up.
* MrFanservice: The only thing the Granz brothers have in common.
* EliteMook: Barring Di Roy and Nakeem, most of them lived up to the previous hype that claimed humanoid Arrancars were on-par with the Shinigami seated officers. To wit, Hitsugaya, Ikkaku and Renji ''all used Bankai'', and Renji even claimed that the Shinigami only managed to win because their PowerLimiter took the Fraccion by surprise.
* GracefulLoser: When Edorad was killed by Ikkaku's Bankai, he was simply glad that he knew the name of the man who killed him.
* MultiColoredHair: Edrad has black on one half and red on the other.
* PlotHole: Hitsugaya guessed and Aizen outright confirmed them being Gillians, but Grimmjow's flashback upgrades at least four of them to Adjuchas.
* PlayingWithFire: Edrad's release does this.
* PowerFist: Edrad, they're volcano-powered
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: To Grimmjow, though he becomes a loner after their deaths.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: See [[http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Grimmjow#Fracci.C3.B3n Bleach Wiki]] for yourself, but they're still pronounced as "Shau-long Kuu-Fang", "Edorawd Leeones", "Eel-fort Graunz", "Na-keem Greendeena", and "Dee Roy Leenker".
* TagalongKid: Evil version, with Di Roy whom the others regarded him as a failure and derided him for begging to come along
* TaitenKusunoki: Edrad's seiyuu.
* TakashiKondo: Di Roy's seiyuu.
* TorsoWithAView
* TheQuietOne: Nakeem only ever spoke once or twice.
* WorthyOpponent: Edrad acknowledges Ikkaku as one in the end.
* YouCantFightFate: They abandon their quest to become Vasto Lordes after eating thousands of hollows and not advancing, believing it was some predetermined factor that was decided long before they became hollows.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' None / None]

::'''Aisslinger Wernarr and Demoura Zodd'''
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Two Arrancars that guarded an underground passageway to Las Noches in Hueco Mundo. Notably, these two fused with their Zanpakuto, so their appearances are more Hollow-like than most Arrancars. The one with the beak is Aisslinger Wernarr, the 17th Numero, while Demoura is the 18th. The two seem to be at odds, as Demoura takes offense at Aisslinger calling him stupid. When Ichigo Kurosaki, Yasutora Sado and Uryu Ishida first arrived in Hueco Mundo, Aisslinger and Demoura were their first opponents, but Kurosaki was forced to take a backseat while Ishida and Sado took on Aisslinger and Demoura, respectively. By the end, Demoura was beaten by Sado and had his mask broken, while Aisslinger was overwhelmed by arrows from Ishida and killed when the passageway collapsed upon their defeat.
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* AnimalMotifs: Aisslinger is an avian, while Demoura's up to your own interpretation.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Demoura gathers Reishi through his hands, enhancing his punches enough that it breaks the pavement rather profoundly.
* TheBrute: Demoura, definitely.
* CoolMask: Aisslinger has one Badass-looking helmet, right there.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: At the very end of his fight with Sado, Demoura spat out his long, snake-like tongue at his opponent. Didn't do shit either, which somehow furthers the length of the implications.
* DumbMuscle: Demoura is none too bright, which is evident in his speech pattern, but he's smart enough to use AppliedPhlebotinum against Sado, so he might not have been as stupid as Aisslinger thinks.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the manga, Aisslinger was the one that turned Grand Fisher into an Arrancar.
* FacialMarkings: Demoura has them down his cheeks.
* FlashStep: Aisslinger used Sonido against Ishida, but it didn't do much.
* GenreSavvy: Aisslinger sets up traps in order to analyze the bodies, speed, and strength of Uryū, Chad and Ichigo. When he is fighting, Aisslinger uses what he has learned from when the traps were set, particularly towards Chad.
** DeathByGenreSavviness: The subsequent tag-team from Chad and Ishida derailed that strategy, however, which arguably sealed his fate as the loser.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: Szayelaporro used a similar method of analyzing their attributes and countering when they fought him personally, by using cameras or experiments on defeated Arrancars.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Learning of your opponents' fighting style and taking advantage of their weaknesses is fine, but when you're dealing with two and you're fighting the one least suited to defeat you, why didn't you ever expect for your opponents to switch positions? Better yet, why didn't you analyze your opponents' partner as well?
* InSeriesNickname: "Aiss", given by Demoura.
* LoadBearingBoss: When they're defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both, while Kurosaki, Sado and Ishida escaped and met Nel shortly thereafter.
* MoreDakka: Aisslinger moves all of his arms out diagonally from his body, and extends his fingers out in the same manner, shooting blasts of energy from each of his fingertips at Ishida. He claimed to fire 108 at once, but they were overwhelmed by the 1,200 arrows from Ginrei Kojaku.
* RedOniBlueOni: Demoura is the Red Oni, Aisslinger is the Blue Oni.
* TedBaxter: Aisslinger thought of himself as an EvilGenius, confident in his firing ability being more than enough to overwhelm Ishida. Put bluntly, he was wrong.
* TheWorfBarrage: Demoura had his long tongue and Aisslinger had MoreDakka, both proclaimed as the best in their arsenal, but neither made a difference in their fight against Ishida and Sado.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: To an extent.

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::'''Barragan's Fracci�nes'''
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'''Choe Neng Poww'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Calderon'']
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'''Charlotte Chuhlhoutne'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Reina De Rosas'']
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'''Abirama Redder'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Aguila'']
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'''Findorr Calius'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Pinza Aguda'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Tigre Estoque'']
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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Mamut'']

The six Arrancars under Baraggan's banner, Charlotte Chuuhlhourne has purple hair, Abirama Redder has tanned skin, Findorr Calius has blond hair, Choe Neng Poww has a long face, Ggio Vega has golden eyes and Nirgge Parduoc has tusks on his mask. In order of rank, Charlotte is the 20th Numero, Abirama's the 22nd, Findorr is the 24th, Poww is the 25th, Ggio's the 26th and Nirgge is the 27th. In a contrast to most Fraccion, Baraggan's underlings ''never'' interact with one another on-screen, and their characterization is primarily given from their fights with their Shinigami opponents. They make their debut at the beginning of the Fake Karakura arc, following Baraggan as the top three Espada emerge from three different Gargantas.

During the first half of the battle, Findorr called several hidden Hollows to destroy the pillars keeping the fake Karakura Town in place, but they were killed by Ikkaku Madarame, Shuhei Hisagi, Izuru Kira and Yumichika Ayasegawa, protecting the pillars. In response, Baraggan sent Poww, Findorr, Abirama and Charlotte to fight them off, but only Poww managed to defeat his opponent, forcing Tetsuzaemon Iba to bail him out and Sajin Komamura to take on Poww. After Poww released his Zanpakuto, Komamura activated his Bankai and crushed Poww easily. Following that rather embarrassing defeat, an all-out brawl occured between the Arrancars and the Shinigami, with Ggio and Nirgge telling Baraggan to back down from the fighting for a short while, as they took on Shaolin Fon and Marechiyo Omaeda; both were killed just as quickly later on.
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* AdaptationExpansion: The fights with Findorr, Nirgge and Ggio were expanded in the anime, to the point were Nirgge was killed by Omaeda instead of Ggio, Findorr was DefiantToTheEnd and Soifon legitimately looked like she was holding back against Ggio.
* AffablyEvil: Charlotte, and Abirama to an extent.
* AnimalMotifs:
** Ggio Vega: Tiger
** Avirama Redder: Eagle
** Findor Carias: Fiddler Crab
** Choe Neng Poww: Whale
** Nirgge Parduoc: Elephant
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Poww and Vega in spades. [[CurbstompBattle Shame they decided to try fighting CAPTAINS.]]
* BattleDiscretionShot: Poww's fight with Ikkaku was skipped in the manga, showing only the ending.
** A very small part of Poww's fight with Ikkaku was shown in the anime.
* BloodUpgrade: Abirama gets stronger by cutting himself.
* BoisterousBruiser: Abirama Redder.
* TheBrute: Abirama, Nirgge and Poww.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Poww's is "Breathe - Calderon.", Charlotte's is "Sparkle - Reina De Rosas!", Abirama's is "Scrape The Summit - Aguila!", Findorr's is "Carve Upon The Water - Pinza Aguda!", Nirgge's is "Trample - Mamut!", and Vega's is "Bite Off - Tigre Estoque!"
* CallingYourAttacks: Everyone does this, but Cuuhlhourne deserves special mention for calling out attack names that are all at ''least'' twelve words long. And one is so long that he bites his tongue in the middle of calling it.
* CatchPhrase: Findorr's is "Exacta!"
* ClippedWingAngel: Poww's Resurrecion causes him quite a bit of discomfort, as his body apparently feels very heavy and hard to move in. Nirgge's Resurrecion also slows him down, but he doesn't regard it as much of a problem. Vega's powered up form of Tigre Estoque sacrifices mobility for strength, which allowed Soifon to kill him.
* CloseCallHaircut: Charlotte gets one during the fight with Yumichika. And then he goes APESHIT. Also Findor.
* DarkChick: Charlotte, naturally.
* DragQueen: Charlotte, again.
* TheDragon: Ggio appears to be this for Baraggan.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the manga, Nirgge was killed by a stray bone to the skull, once Ggio released his Zanpakuto. Anime, he is killed by his opponent.
* DumbMuscle: Nirgge Parduoc, the second biggest in the group, is none too bright, but he's a lot calmer and more patient than Omaeda.
* EliteMook: Have names and longish fights, and even some fans, but they are ''far'' from the toughest fighters here.
* EvilCounterpart: Abirama to Ikkaku (despite never interacting).
** Charlotte to Yumichika.
** Ggio to Sui-Feng.
** Nirgge to Omaeda.
* EvilGenius: [[TedBaxter Findorr seems to fancy himself one, although he can't really back it up]].
* TheFightingNarcissist: Charlotte Cuuhlhourne.
* GracefulLoser: Charlotte, for all of his hamminess and vanity, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v37/c322/7.html is rather calm when he dies]]. Even his FamousLastWords ("You're really something...") were [[WorthyOpponent a compliment to his rivals' strength]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Yeah, Charlotte, remember your giant cocoon-dome that swallows up Reiatsu? If you knew about the true power of Ruri'ro Kujaku, you wouldn't have used that dome to begin with.
** Ggio and Poww also screw themselves over, but more subtly, as explained in ClippedWingAngel.
* KentaMiyake: Charlotte, again.
* LargeHam: ... Guess who?
* MagicalGirl: [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-775-3/bleach/chapter-321.html Charlotte]], the huge hairy ''man'', is a deliberate parody of these, to the point that his resurreccion resembles a SailorMoon transformation. Reactions vary from "oh God my eyes", to uncontrollable laughter, or some bizarre combination of the two.
* MakingASplash: Findorr gains this ability in resurreccion, he can spray water with enough force to disintegrate concrete.
* MightyGlacier: Poww.
* MrFanservice: The muscular [[BloodKnight Abirama]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene Redder]], long-haired [[{{Bishonen}} Findorr]] [[BlondGuysAreEvil Calius]], and the effeminate [[Bishonen Ggio]] [[StupidSexyFlanders Vega]] are rather attractive in their own rights. Charlotte is a subversion, though.
* PowerLimiter: Findorr has his mask acting as one. His power increases the more it is chipped away.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Ggio Vega, since he....
** ViewerGenderConfusion: ... is EXTREMELY effeminate.
* SomethingAboutARose: Charlotte's most deadly attack, "Rosa Blanca" ("white rose" in Spanish, involves roses and their thorns).
* TakashiKondo: Findorr.
* TedBaxter: While they had pretty decent fights, with Findors' in particular being the best-choreographed and most enjoyable to watch (in the anime), most of them went down like chumps the second their enemies got serious. To hear any one of them talk, you'd think you were facing Aizen himself. Except Poww, Abirama and Nirgge.
* TetsuyaKakihara: The Japanese actor for Ggio.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Abirama, and Charlotte after he uses his Release.
* WindFromBeneathMyWings: Abirama in resurreccion.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Escolopendra'']
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'''Menoly Mallia'''
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

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::'''Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia'''

Two young girls that serve as Aizen's servants, one of which is really, ''really'' fixated on her boss. The pigtailed Loly is ranked as the 33rd Arrancar, while Menoly is the 34th. They have roughly the same hollow mask, which led to fans initially speculating that they're sisters. Loly's Zanpakuto is Escolopendra and Menoly's remains unknown. [[spoiler:Chapter 487 revealed that they have been captured by the Vandenreich.]]
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* AlliterativeName: Menoly Mallia.
* AxCrazy: Loly shows signs of the jealousy-driven version.
* BareYourMidriff: Loly-chan.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Loly's is: "Poison - Escolopendra!"
* CreepyCentipedes. Loly's release, Escolopendra, turns her into a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopendra giant centipede]]. This is apparently supposed to be the green light for the ass-kicking she was being built up towards (see following tropes).
* ClingyJealousGirl: Loly, and a ''very'' nasty one at that.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Loly is the only Arrancar girl that has her CustomUniformOfSexy modeled after a schoolgirl uniform; she somehow keeps the skirt even after going OneWingedAngel.
* [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action Girls]]: Loly, especially.
* DepravedBisexual: There's a lot of {{Subtext}} in Loly's abuse of Orihime.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu[=/=]DefiantToTheEnd: "[[FamousLastWords I said]] ''[[FamousLastWords scumbag.]]''"
* DisproportionateRetribution: Loly brutalized Orihime ''just'' because Aizen expressed an interest in her.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Loly is a horrendous bitch, but she and Menoly do seem to legitimately care about each other, since Menoly swallows her (entirely justified) doubts about their course of action to support Loly, and Loly ''freaks out'' when Menoly has to pay the price for ''her'' plans.
* [[EyepatchOfPower Eye Mask Of Power]]: For both, on opposite parts of their faces.
* FatalFlaw: Both have one, which are eerily similar.
** Loly seems infatuated with Aizen, despite [[ManipulativeBastard his track record]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when it comes]] [[BadBoss to his subordinates]].
** Menoly follows her comrade loyally, even when Loly bullies her into doing so.
* GirlishPigtails: Loly's got 'em.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Hot Monster Chicks]]: Especially Loly, who's the only one of the two to go OneWingedAngel.
* IdiotBall: It's never a good idea to say you'll kill your superiors who are all (mostly) capable of destroying entire buildings with ease, while you can only dissolve parts of it.
* IHaveYourWife: Attempts to kill Orihime first, and then they try hold her hostage to aid Ulquiorra against Ichigo. Subverted because Ulquiorra himself isn't impressed and tells the girls to cut it out.
* KnifeNut: Loly's zanpakuto, Escolopendra takes the form of a dagger [[PoisonedWeapons that can release poison as well]]. [[spoiler:In the manga, we don't get to see the effects, though; Yammy promptly takes her out of the picture before she can land a hit on him.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: In the anime, as a parallel to Ichigo and Grimmjow's rivalry, Loly stops cowering and tries to fight Yammy off when he's about to attack Orihime, yelling at him for messing with "her prey". Doesn't work out.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: They tried it twice against Orihime.
* NotQuiteDead: Loly was saved by Ishida, but we're not sure about Menoly.
** [[spoiler:They're both revealed to have survived in chapter 487.]]
* PetTheDog: Loly's [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou defense of Orihime from Yammy]] in the anime, even to the point of telling Orihime not to risk rescuing her when Yammy has her in her grip.
* PoisonedWeapons: Loly's released form.
** PoisonIsCorrosive: Loly's power.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: Loly in the anime actually saves Orihime before seemingly being killed, even though it was more of an TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou ordeal. Subverted in that they both survived.]]
* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Loly definitely has the looks, but not the attitude of one.
* ThighHighBoots: Loly has them.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In appearance, Menoly is the tomboy, Loly is the girly girl; opposite in personality.
* TooDumbToLive: Ladies, threatening Orihime is a ''bad'' idea. You found that out in a ''really'' horrendous way. Don't you ''ever'' learn your lessons?
** Menoly actually did, but Loly bullied her back into going after Orihime again.
* TorsoWithAView
* UndyingLoyalty: Even with Aizen defeated and it being a year since then, they ''still'' proclaim themselves as "Aizen-sama's aides".
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitches]]: Loly towards Orihime, but that could be due to how [[TheMessiah Orihime]] represents the [[RealityWarper exact opposite]] of how [[TheHeartless a Hollow's lifestyle]] [[SocialDarwinist tends to be]].
--> '''Loly:''' "What is she... What... She's... She's... Like a monster...!?"
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Loly gets out her dagger seemingly outta nowhere. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Yammy.
--> '''Yammy:''' "Where did you hide a knife in that outfit? What a slut."
* {{Yandere}}: Loly, again, and HOW!
* ZettaiRyouiki: Loly uses the miniskirt + boots variant.

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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Ultima'']
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'''Dondochakka Birstanne'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' Unknown]

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::'''Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne'''

Nel's two oddball Hollow companions, both of whom used to be her two Fraccion, numbered as the 41st (Pesche) and 42nd (Dondochakka) Numeros. While eccentric, Pesche and Dondochakka, along with their pet Hollow worm (Bawabawa), are the first signs that Hollows are not AlwaysChaoticEvil. This is further illustrated by how, although they once served under Aizen's wing, they seemed to function more along the lines of [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Villains]], and vowed not to remind the amnesic, child-like Nel of her past as an Espada, in order to keep her happy.

Encountered by Ichigo's gang on Hueco Mundo, they agree to lead the group to Aizen's fortress Las Noches, where they follow several members of the group when they split up: Pesche went with Ishida and Dondochakka went with Renji, while Bawabawa went back inside Dondochakka's mouth. They eventually reunited in the lab of the eighth Espada, Szayel Aporro Granz, and were last seen with Nemu after Mayuri killed Szayel.

[[spoiler: So was the case for four years, until Nel and Pesche ask for Ichigo's help with rescuing Dondochakka who's been captured by the Vandenreich.]]
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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Pesche tries to set these up with Ishida when they're stuck together, much to Ishida's annoyance.
* CombinationAttack: Pesche and Dondochakka's ''Cero Sincretio''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Subverted when Pesche and Dondonchakka decide to cut loose. It certainly appears impressive, but they're ultimately ineffectual.
** Justified since Szayel is awesome by analysis.
* LaserBlade: Pesche has one, taken from his ''crotch''. It [[EvenEvilHasStandards even freaked]] '''[[MadScientist Szayel]]''' out.
** Immediately followed by about a minute of dialogue that appears to be a deliberate attempt at GettingCrapPastTheRadar. At one point Pesche actually says that his "thing" is much harder than Uryu's "thing" (his Seele Schnieder) just before a card comes up. When you next see the screen, the look on Szayel's face is a bizarre mixture of exasperation and disgust.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: To put it into perspective, the true identities of Nelliel, Pesche, and Dondochakka as former Aizen-affiliated Arrancar was first revealed at chapters 289 to 290/291, around a year or two before the anime first aired the ShesAllGrownUp episode at October 28, 2008. The dub first released that same episode on ''February 12, 2011''.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: TomokoKaneda (Nel), TakehitoKoyasu (Pesche), DaisukeGouri (Dondonchaka).
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Pesche and Dondochakka act like this to keep Nel from remembering her life as 3rd Espada.
** Peche does this to Uryu. A RunningGag involves Uryu constantly reminding Peche [[MyNameIsNotDurwood what his real name is]], and Peche is going out of his way to intentionally mispronounce it. He even realizes and comments on the one time he does get his name right.
* PunchClockVillain: Hard to picture, we know, but for a time, they actually used to work under [[CompleteMonster Aizen]]'s wing.
* PutOnABus: The two weren't seen since the battle with Szayel..
** TheBusCameBack: ...In tow with Nel. Well Pesche anyway for the time being.
* StomachOfHolding: Dondochakka Birstanne hides ''Bawabawa'' in his gut.
* TorsoWithAView
* TrouserSpace: Pesche's trusty sword is hidden right in his briefs. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
* VerbalTic: Dondonchakka with his "Don'tcha Know?"


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'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Veruga'']

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::'''Tesra Lindocruz'''

Nnoitra's fraccion, the 50th Numero. He's extremely loyal to his boss. His Zanpakuto is Verruga, which means "wart" (logical, as his release is a giant ''wart''hog). Killed by Kenpachi in a CurbStompBattle.
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* AffablyEvil: He doesn't take unnecessary potshots at Chad or Orihime, but he's every bit as willing to abuse Ichigo (when he was already defeated) and Nel (when she was a ''kid'').
* {{Bishounen}}: Compared to most male Fraccion, at least.
* ButtMonkey: Go to most fanfiction with Tesra in it that's meant to be taken lightly. Chances are that there's a passing sentence with him being attacked by Nnoitra [[ForTheEvulz for laughs.]] And it almost ''always'' is.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Crush - Verruga!"
* [[CatGirl Drawn As A Cat Boy]]: Much to the pleasure of the Japanese art site, [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=21124794 Pixiv]]. It's fairly common for him to be drawn as anything ''but'' a pig.
* EyepatchOfPower: Wears one to emulate his master.
* JerkAss: Abuses his enemies just as badly as Nnoitra does.
* JustFollowingOrders: In regards to holding Orihime while Nnoitra fought Ichigo. From that, Tesra promised not to harm her unless she attacked him. He even asks Orihime, when she jolts due to wondering where Nel went, if something was wrong.
** Subverted when Nnoitra let him finish Ichigo off. Tesra could've gone for a MercyKill, but he chose to ''continue torturing'' Ichigo, without any prompt from Nnoitra. Shows that he's [[JerkAss no better than his boss]].
** In the English dub, Nnoitra's orders were "Do what you want with him." It's unlikely that Tesra could have done a OneHitKill, but there's no doubt it was deliberately protracted. Also, when he finds Nel behind a rock, he blows up the rock.
* MoralityPet: Nnoitra mistreats him every bit as much as he mistreats his enemies, but he cared enough to warn Tesra that Kenpachi was too much to handle.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Excluding complaints about it. He willingly defended Nnoitra from an attack, and even when he was nearly killed for it, he still follows him.
* PigMan: His [[OneWingedAngel release]], which made for a good [[WhamEpisode "did not see that coming"]] scene.
* PunchClockVillain: Just like the other Fraccion, his boss is his top priority.
* SoftspokenSadist: He really wasn't ordered to ''break Ichigo's arm''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Tesla? Tesra? Honestly, the first version was actually pronounceable.
* SubordinateExcuse: People joke with this in the same way they joke with Grimmjow towards Ichigo.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Nnoitra.
** LoyalAnimalCompanion: More or less, given the Arrancars' AnimalMotifs.
* WouldHurtAChild: As seen by him searching Nel out, knowing fully well that she was a child, and ''blasting at her with a Cero.''
* YuuichiNakamura: His Seiyuu. He kind of looks like a hollowified [[MobileSuitGundam00 Graham Aker]], does he?

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::'''Harribel's Fracciones'''
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'''Emilou Apacci'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Cierva'']
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'''Franceska Mila Rose'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Leona'']
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'''Cyan Sung-Sun'''\\
'''Species:''' Arrancar\\
'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Anaconda'']

Tier Harribel's three fraccion, Emilou Apacci has blue hair, Cyan Sung-Sun has green-ish hair and Franceska Mila Rose is the dark-skinned one; they are ranked as the 54th, 55th and 56th Numeros, respectively. All three seem to like nothing more than bickering amongst themselves, but all are close to their mistress, Tier Harribel, who shows more care towards them more than most of her fellow Espadas to their own Fracciones. As they participate in the Fake Karakura arc, they deal the most amount of damage to the Shinigami, by taking out a total of ''four'' lieutenants, before falling at Yamamoto's hands, but [[spoiler:Orihime heals them with her Shun Shun Rikka, along with Harribel herself, according to the ''Unmasked'' Third Databook.]]

[[spoiler: Unlike Harribel, they managed to escape from the Vandereich and are still free.]]
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* AllThereInTheManual: Their full names, numbers and final fates were revealed in the ''Unmasked'' databook. [[spoiler: This is confirmed in chapter 487, when they show up and attack a bunch of Vandenreich rounding up captured Arrancars.]]
* AmazonBrigade[=/=]QuirkyMinibossSquad: To Harribel, Mila-Rose is definitely based on an Amazon.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mila Rose.
* AnimalMotif:
** Apacci: Deer
** Mila-Rose: [[PantheraAwesome Lion]]
** Sung-Sun: Snake
* AnimeChineseGirl: Sung-Sun, at least in looks since there's no word on her ethnicity.
* BareYourMidriff: Mila Rose.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Apacci's is "Thrust - Cierva!", Mila Rose's is "Eat Your Fill - Leona!", and Sung-Sun's is "Strangle - Anaconda!"
* {{Dark Action Girl}}s
* DeadpanSnarker: Sung-Sun regularly jabs at her other two teammates and is the least emotional of the three.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Due to the anime ending without them revealed as alive.]]
* TheDreaded: Matsumoto, Hinamori and especially Kira were ''terrified'' of Ayon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Apacci was the first shown of the three, reacting blankly to Aaroniero broadcasting his death and asking for Harribel to tell her what to do in regards to that. Nothing came of it, but their entire group chose to observe the Grimmjow/Ichigo fight later on.
* EliteMook: The most effective of all the fraccion introduced, counting Ayon.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They ''clearly'' took an issue with Opie murdering one of his henchmen (e.g. it ''silenced'' their arguing). Given their loyalty to Harribel, it makes [[FridgeBrilliance a lot of sense]].
* FusionDance: Sort of: The three can combine their arms to create the Chimera Ayon.
* GiantMook: Ayon, their creation who's beyond their powers.
** HeroKiller: Took out more Shinigami than the Espada themselves!
* HairTriggerTemper: Mila Rose has shades of this, but ANYTHING will piss Apacci off.
* HeroicSacrifice: It's indicated by Harribel in the Anime that the three adapted Harribel's aspect of death; their fighting style in released form involves sacrificing a part of themselves to release the extremely powerful Ayon, and despite being no match for Yamamoto, they charge him anyway, both out of VillainousValor and knowing that if they are killed, giving up their lives will strengthen Harribel's resolve to fight. Noticeably effective, since Harribel goes from merely keeping Hitsugaya at bay to trying to kill him to get to Yamamoto in her desire to ensure this sacrifice was not in vain.
* HimeCut: Sung-Sun.
* HornedHumanoid: Apacci, both normally and in her resurrección.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Apacci getting a kick out of Opie's beatdown would've been her MoralEventHorizon... if it wasn't, you know, ''[[ANaziByAnyOtherName Opie]]''.
* LadyOfWar: Sung-Sun.
* LightningBruiser: Ayon; big as skyscraper, but can move fast enough to tear out Rangiku's stomach before she can blink.
* NoMouth: Sung-Sun's hand is conveniently positioned to hide her mouth at all times, sans her very first appearance while she, her Fraccion-mates and Harribel were observing the Ichigo-Grimmjow fight from afar. This is because she seems to embody [[YamatoNadeshiko traditional Asian femininity]], which implored that women keep their teeth hidden at all times.
* [[spoiler: OhCrap]]: [[spoiler: After Kigre survives a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beatdown from Ayon]] and stabs Apacci, Sung-sun's face screams this.]]
* PetTheDog: Mila Rose does it literally when she pets Kukapurro. This is her friendliest moment in canon.
* PluckyGirl: Even the loss of their arms doesn't stop the three from trying to take on Yamamoto, who commends them for their courage before [[spoiler: torching them to unconsciousness.]]
* PowerTrio: Cool and snarky Sung-Sun acts as the Superego, the impulsive and irritable Apacci is the Id. While she is rarely any better than Apacci, Mila-Rose fills the role of Ego by generally being the one to take up the moderating role, restraining Apacci or cussing out Sung-Sun.
* [[SaiGuy Sai Girl]]: Sung-Sun.
* StatuesqueStunner: Mila Rose is second to Isane in term of height at 177cm/5'9�".
* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Sung-Sun
* TorsoWithAView
* TrueCompanions: They see each other, as well as Harribel, as this.
* {{Tsundere}}: How Apacci treats Kukapurro in "Nestle to Night".
* UndyingLoyalty: For Harribel, especially, though they themselves have shades of this for one another, subtle as it may be. In the novel "Nestle to Night", Apacci even goes as far as [[spoiler:requesting healing from the now freed Orihime for her. When Orihime wants to heal her, too, Apacci declines and insists that Harribel needs to be treated first, despite having grave injuries herself.]]
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Subverted. Apacci swears in her thoughts while mentally going over how Orihime saved Harribel when she couldn't; clearly envious of Orihime in that regards, but she's actually ashamed that she truly ''is'' grateful that Orihime healed all of them.]]
* VillainousValor: After Ayon is destroyed for good, the trio tries to get the drop on Yamamoto. Three [[EliteMook Fracciones]], not even Espada-level, all [[HandicappedBadass missing one vital appendage]], charge [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Captain]] "KillItWithFire" [[BadassGrandpa Yamamoto]] himself. That takes [[{{Determinator}} balls.]] Or [[PluckyGirl boobs]] in this case. Yamamoto even [[AlasPoorVillain points it out.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: They snap at each other constantly, but their TeethClenchedTeamwork is ''damn'' effective, and one gets the impression they were more pushing each other's buttons than outright hating each other.
* TheWorfEffect: Nel hypes them up by quite a bit in chapter 488. Once they actually confront [[DrillSergeantNasty Kirge Opie]], [[spoiler:they're beaten off-panel.]] Note that it was [[CloudCuckoolander kid Nel]] who hyped them, though.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Arbol'']

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::'''Rudbornn Chelute'''

A bull-headed Arrancar ranked as the 61st Numero, Rudbornn is the leader of the Exequias, an Arrancar {{Expy}} of the Soul Society's Stealth Force. The Exequias are responsible for terminating any rebels or intruders in Las Noches, hence their name, and the Espada hold a fair amount of authority over them.
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* AdaptationExpansion: His confrontation with Rukia was furthered in the anime; instead of his opponent solely being Rukia, she was joined by Renji and Chad, who distracted him long enough for Rukia to freeze him.
* AGodAmI: He thinks his Zanpakuto's ability is "godlike" [[ItMakesSenseInContext since it creates 'people']]. He also claimed that Aizen was the one that gave said "godlike" ability to Rudbornn; he was most likely referring to the Hogyoku.
* BattleDiscretionShot: The manga's version of his fight with Rukia was skipped to the very ending, with Rukia completely unscathed and Rudbornn's tree branches frozen, preventing him from spawning the Calaveras.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Grow - Arbol!"
* DeathByIrony: He killed two Arrancars, and he was killed (in the anime) ''by'' an Arrancar.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the manga, just after Rukia defeated him, Yammy flies down from the Las Noches tower and sucker-punched Rudbornn across the desert-field, cracking Rudbornn's helmet in the process, but we still don't have full confirmation on what happened after that. In the anime, Rukia froze Rudbornn solid; when Yammy punched Rudbornn, it ended up breaking Rudbornn's entire body instead.
* TheFaceless: Uniquely, Rudbornn is the only Arrancar with a completely stable Hollow mask, resembling a bull.
* FacelessGoons: His Calaveras soldiers have helmets resembling human skulls.
* FlunkyBoss: He uses the Exequias to fight his battles for him, since his released form is a ''tree''.
* MookMaker: Arbol can spawn a shit-load of Calaveras foot-soldiers.
* PragmaticVillainy: He backed down from killing Sado and Gantenbainne once Unohana arrived in Las Noches.
* SmugSnake: He can spawn an endless amount of Calaveras, but if he [[ZergRush used it properly]] instead of just gloating and utilizing MookChivalry, he would've defeated Rukia without many problems.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Only his helmet was cracked by Yammy in the manga, so he shares the same "Status Unknown" fate as Menoly.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Exequias are tasked with killing off defeated Arrancars as punishment for losing their fights, hence why Rudbornn killed Dordonii and Cirucci off. In reality, however, Rudbornn was partly acting on behalf of Szayelaporro, who wanted to experiment on the Privarons' corpses in order to defeat Ichigo's gang.

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Extingir'']

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::'''Wonderweiss Margela'''

An Arrancar created by Aizen through the Hougyoku, with the rank of 77th Numero. He seems childlike and easily distracted, but when he does pay attention, he shows off tremendous power and merciless attacks. His Zanpakuto is Extingir.
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* AlasPoorVillain. So much that it's lampshaded by Yamamoto right after he kills him. [[invoked]]
-->'''Yamamoto:''' Poor thing... Were your emotions taken away from you too? (Stares at Aizen) That was cruel of you.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Subverted; the Shinigami classifies him as Espada-level, but he still held the rank of Numero throughout his time with Aizen.
* {{BFS}}: His zanpakuto looks like a claymore sword.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChekhovsGunman: Why the hell would Aizen make an Arrancar so useless? [[spoiler: To deal with Yamamoto, [[DidntSeeThatComing of course]]. Very, very, awesome--he still loses, though.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: Subverted with [[spoiler: Wonderweiss; his Resurreccion serves only to negate Yamamoto's Zanpakutou]] but he's shown to be pretty powerful despite that.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: As strong as Yamamoto is, ''three punches'' were all that he used to kill Wonderweiss.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Not him, again, [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/f/f3/Fura_episode_278.jpg but Fura]], [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/0/0e/SUPERCHUNkY.jpg that giant blob-face that elevated Aizen into Hueco Mundo]]. It spawns Gillians and has Gillian masks as its fingernails, which completely destroys the idea behind the natural Menos evolution from Gillian to Adjuchas and Vasto Lorde. Apparently, it's his ''pet''.
* InfernalRetaliation: [[spoiler: Explodes after being killed.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: He's in command of a HUGE hollow.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Possibly. His scream seems to have some nullifying effect.
* [[spoiler:MultiArmedAndDangerous]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Holy Goddamned SHIT he is! Heavily hinted at during his very first appearance and brief clash with Urahara, but [[TheReveal the true extent of his not-harmlessness]] later is still spectacular. [[spoiler: He friggin' one-shots UKITAKE!]]
** Yeah? See the ChekhovsGunman entry, dude.
* OneWingedAngel: [[http://images.wikia.com/bleach/en/images/c/ca/Wonderweiss%27_many_arms.jpg Whatever the hell his Resurreccion turns him into]]. Possibly justified due to Aizen's tinkering.
* PowerNullifier: [[spoiler: He was created for the sole purpose of cancelling out Yamamoto's powers.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: The guy would rather play with dragonflies and with other people's hats than go out in missions. [[spoiler:At first, at least...]]
* PureIsNotGood: And holy goddamned HOW indeed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* TorsoWithAView
* {{Tykebomb}}: Sort of. It's unlikely that he's actually a child (in terms of age) but he looks like it and more importantly was born/created and "raised" just to [[spoiler:fight against Yamamoto.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: He's so powerful that Yamamoto calls him a WorthyOpponent, but given his and Yamamoto's relative ages, Yamamoto has more skill and experience. Yamamoto even chides him and gives tips like: "Your attacks are too straight, too predictable".

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'''Affiliation''': Las Noches\\
'''Zanpakutō:''' ''Los Lobos'']

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::'''Lilynette Gingerbuck'''

Starrk's young, spunky fraccion ([[spoiler:later revealed to actually be a part of Starrk]]). Appears to be incredibly weak, but has an informal and humorous relationship with Starrk.
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* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach.
* CuteMonsterGirl: More cute than monsterous, though.
* DetachedSleeves
* FamousLastWords: [[TakingTheBullet "Starrk..."]]
* [[spoiler:FusionDance: With Starrk, to activate their full power.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: In the anime, her consciousness is destroyed when she intercepts one of Kyoraku's attacks to protect Starrk, sending Starrk into a second VillainousBSOD.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Watching her try and fail to keep her dignity as a fighter while Ukitake toys with her, to the point she breaks down ''crying'', makes her an odd case of an allegedly villainous character chalking up {{Woobie}} points.
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends]]
* IneffectualDeathThreats: It's hard to take her cries of "I'll kill you!" seriously when she's dirty and crying.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Starrk, though Lilynette makes a point that Arrancar don't age.
* LittleMissBadass: ''Tries'' to be one, bless her, at the very least.
* [[spoiler:LonelyTogether: Starrk and Lilynette.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* OperaGloves: Though modified so they can reveal the upper half of her hands.
* [[spoiler:OppositeSexClone: Of a sort. Apparently she's not truly Starrk's fraccion, they're two fragments of the same Hollow.]]
* PluckyGirl: Doesn't give up even when Ukitake is [[PokeThePoodle clearly just messing with her]] [[WouldntHitAGirl to avoid]] [[WouldntHurtAChild killing her]].
* PunchClockVillain: Here's where we can really get our point across without even having to go into detail. [[CaptainObvious With your hand]], move the courser over [[GenkiGirl Lilynette]], then pass it on to [[{{Yandere}} Loly]], again at [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Lilynette]], over towards [[{{Dominatrix}} Cirucci]], and to [[SacrificialLamb Lilynette]] once more. To seal the deal, move it over [[HairTriggerTemper Apacci]] and [[SmugSuper Sung-Sun]], then one final time at [[LonelyAtTheTop Lilynette]]. Now, answer this: Is she at ''all'' like her colleagues?
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb: In the anime, her death only serves to further break Starrk's resolve.]]
* SinisterScimitar: Can pull one out of her mask to fight. [[spoiler: Naturally, it's not really her Zanpakuto.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She wears a tiny vest, long boots and gloves, and a pair of really short undergarments, all of which are white-colored with black outlines. A light BREEZE should result in a wardrobe malfunction, really.
* [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet: In the anime, she dies intercepting a wind attack from Kyoraku that was meant for Starrk.]]
* TorsoWithAView
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
* WalkingSwimsuitScene
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17th Aug '12 1:43:54 AM FierceArtist
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** BadassBoast: "I tore it [my right arm] off. I don't need two arms to kick your ass [Ichigo]."
16th Aug '12 10:34:36 AM Wyldchyld
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[InvokedTrope Particularly evident]] in Ulquiorra, Nnoitra and Grimmjow.



* FangsAreEvil: If Grimmjow and Starrk's sets of teeth are anything to go by, the Arrancar all have either [[http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p169/Maphisto40/GrimmjowGrin.png noticeably sharp canines]] or [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-7111-19/bleach/chapter-361.html ...this.]]
** Subverted with Ulquiorra, who has a normal set of teeth.

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* FangsAreEvil: If Grimmjow and Starrk's sets of teeth are anything to go by, the Arrancar all have either [[http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p169/Maphisto40/GrimmjowGrin.png noticeably sharp canines]] or [[http://www.mangareader.net/94-7111-19/bleach/chapter-361.html ...this.]]
** Subverted with Ulquiorra, who has a normal set of teeth.
Starrk.



* ImAHumanitarian: Fans normally stick to this with most FanFiction due to their former lives as Hollows. Subverted, currently, in that they're never seen eating Hollows, but instead drink tea and have a diet akin to humans. Doesn't stop people from being curious.
** Except Szayel; he ''definitely'' plays it straight.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Fans normally stick to this with most FanFiction due to their former lives as Hollows. Subverted, currently, DiscussedTrope. It's stated in the manga that they're never Arrancar develop out of hollows that have engaged in cannibalistic acts on other hollows to increase in power. Szayelaporro ''is'' seen eating Hollows, but instead drink tea and have a diet akin to humans. Doesn't stop people from being curious.
** Except Szayel; he ''definitely'' plays it straight.
cannibalising his fraccion as it's his method of healing injuries.



* SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness: From Rank 1 to Rank 10: [[color:red:High]]; then [[color:orange:Inadvertent]] to [[color:gold:Credible]]. They're a threat at the beginning, but as we go backwards up the ranks, that seems to fade. 7, 8, and 9 were just plain creepy and 10, as we saw, posed little threat. 6 and 5 were Inadvertent, and the top four slowly devolve from High to Inadvertent [[spoiler: save for Ulquiorra, who kept his high level due to a number of things[[hottip:*:(namely killing the hero twice.)]]]]
16th Aug '12 10:24:07 AM Wyldchyld
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* CompleteMonster: [[invoked]] Szayelaporro and Aaroniero were ''so'' depraved that they were ''actually sent to Hell''. The others, like Nnoitra and Yammy, are deconstructions (Nnoitra has well-executed AlternateCharacterInterpretation; Yammy is treated like DumbMuscle more than anything else). Grimmjow and Ulquiorra definitely creep along the lines, but are ultimately subverted.
** Should be noted that Syazel and Aaroniero were also the first to die; so, its perfectly possible that the others- or some of the others- will be sent to hell themselves, and just hadn't arrived yet (when we see the pair of them, they have only just dropped in).

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* CompleteMonster: [[invoked]] Szayelaporro and Aaroniero were ''so'' depraved that they were ''actually sent to Hell''. The others, like Nnoitra and Yammy, are deconstructions (Nnoitra has well-executed AlternateCharacterInterpretation; Yammy is treated like DumbMuscle more than anything else). Grimmjow and Ulquiorra definitely creep along the lines, but are ultimately subverted. \n** Should be noted that Syazel and Aaroniero were also the first to die; so, its perfectly possible that the others- or some of the others- will be sent to hell themselves, and just hadn't arrived yet (when we see the pair of them, they have only just dropped in).
15th Aug '12 4:24:02 AM masamune1
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** Should be noted that Syazel and Aaroniero were also the first to die; so, its perfectly possible that the others- or some of the others- will be sent to hell themselves, and just hadn't arrived yet (when we see the pair of them, they have only just dropped in).
11th Aug '12 12:43:20 AM DarthDracula
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* TheRenfield: BANZAI AIZEN-SAMA!

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* TheRenfield: SycophanticServant: BANZAI AIZEN-SAMA!
10th Aug '12 5:13:27 PM Wyldchyld
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* EyesOfGold: [[spoiler: In his Segunda state]].


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** EyesOfGold: [[spoiler: Espada aren't supposed to have a second resureccion, but he does. Not only does it increase his power, but there's a level of mysticism attached to it that even makes his ''reiatsu'' feel completely different to normal reiatsu. Unsurprisingly, he has the golden eyes to fit this supernatural mystery]].
9th Aug '12 12:04:01 PM pommykun
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Szayelaporro is the 8th Espada and head of research development in Hueco Mundo. He is pretty much a lot like Mayuri: prepared for anything, has little to no feelings for other beings, and is a complete mad scientist. He also considers himself a perfect being with his powers. Everything he does is...well, nasty. He defines the death aspect of 'Madness'. His Zanpakuto is Fornicaras and yes, it does mean [[BilingualBonus "you will fornicate"]] in Spanish. Gets painfully owned by Mayuri.

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Szayelaporro is the 8th Espada and head of research development in Hueco Mundo. He is pretty much a lot like Mayuri: prepared for anything, has little to no feelings for other beings, and is a complete mad scientist. He also considers himself a perfect being with his powers. Everything he does is...well, nasty. He defines the death aspect of 'Madness'. His Zanpakuto is Fornicaras and yes, it does mean [[BilingualBonus "you will fornicate"]] in Spanish. Gets painfully owned Defeated by Mayuri.Mayuri in the most painful of ways.



* BadassBoast: Subverted to hell and back by Szayel and Mayuri. Sizzle brags at length about how he's perfect and how Mayuri can never win...right before Mayuri's superhuman drug takes effect, incapacitating Sizzle and Mayuri kicks his ass.

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* BadassBoast: Subverted to hell and back by Szayel and Mayuri. Sizzle Szayel brags at length about how he's perfect and how Mayuri can never win...right before Mayuri's superhuman drug takes effect, incapacitating Sizzle the Arrancar and allows Mayuri kicks his ass.to win.
8th Aug '12 5:41:28 AM Austin
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* EyesOfGold: [[spoiler: In his Segunda state]].
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