History Characters / BleachZanpakuto

29th Apr '16 10:49:29 PM KingZeal
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The spirit of Hitsugaya's sword. At first he takes the form of a large ice dragon, but in the Zanpakuto Unknown Tales filler arc he is a human, the reason why being left to the viewers' imaginations. (The Zanpakuto spirits in general has a habit of blatantly lying at the face of their masters) He is the third (and so far last) spirit seen in the Bleach canon.

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The spirit of Hitsugaya's sword. At first he takes the form of a large ice dragon, but in the Zanpakuto Unknown Tales filler arc he is a human, the reason why being left to the viewers' imaginations. (The Zanpakuto spirits in general has a habit of blatantly lying at the face of their masters) He is the third (and so far last) spirit seen in the Bleach canon.
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15th Apr '16 11:22:32 AM Arawn999
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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. This page is for the various '''[[EmpathicWeapon Zanpakuto]] spirits''', including Zangetsu and Ichigo's Inner Hollow.

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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. This page is for the various '''[[EmpathicWeapon Zanpakuto]] spirits''', including Zangetsu and Ichigo's Inner Hollow.
Hollow. While a part of their owner's soul embodying their Soul Reaper powers, they have their own distinct appearances, thoughts, and personalities, and are generally treated as distinct entities.



* {{BFS}}: His initial Shikai form resembles a six-foot khyber knife and, after being upgraded by Ichigo's Fullbring, resembles an equally-massive bowie knife.

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* {{BFS}}: His sealed form is a gigantic katana; his initial Shikai form resembles a six-foot khyber knife and, after being upgraded by Ichigo's Fullbring, resembles an equally-massive bowie knife.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Zangetsu's true power and nature is hinted at throughout the story. He first teaches Ichigo about reishi manipulation and appears before the Soul Reaper powers awakened. He gets the Inner Hollow to train Ichigo for him and reabsorbs him the way Quincies absorb reishi. He used a form of Blut to halt Ichigo's bleeding when fighting Kenpachi. Yhwach's character design is almost the same as Zangetsu's. When Ichigo first meets Yhwach, his expression is shocked and the world is drawn tipping sideways, as if Kubo was drawing Ichigo's inner world. Ichigo later confirms he was being unconsciously pulled towards Yhwach at that moment and couldn't understand why.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Zangetsu's The Old Man's true power and nature is hinted at throughout the story. He first teaches Ichigo about reishi manipulation and appears before the Soul Reaper powers awakened. He gets the Inner Hollow to train Ichigo for him and reabsorbs him the way Quincies absorb reishi. He used a form of Blut to halt Ichigo's bleeding when fighting Kenpachi. Yhwach's character design is almost the same as Zangetsu's. When Ichigo first meets Yhwach, his expression is shocked and the world is drawn tipping sideways, as if Kubo was drawing Ichigo's inner world. Ichigo later confirms he was being unconsciously pulled towards Yhwach at that moment and couldn't understand why.



* AnthropomorphicShift: Originally they were shown as a baboon with a snake for a tail, but in a gag panel Renji asks Mayuri to modify his sword, resulting in the manifestation becoming a humanoid. This humanoid form - busty, furred woman chained to a young boy with a snake tail - is officially showcased in the anime's Zanpakuto Rebellion filler arc.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: Originally they were shown as a baboon with a snake for a tail, but in a gag panel Renji asks Mayuri to modify his sword, resulting in the manifestation becoming a humanoid. This humanoid form - a busty, furred woman chained to a young boy with a snake tail - is officially showcased in the anime's Zanpakuto Rebellion filler arc.



* WreckedWeapon: Byakuya destroyed several of Hihiō Zabimaru's segments during his fight with Renji, which Mayuri reveals are still missing.
* YouAreNotReady: Zabimaru withheld the true name and power of its bankai from Renji, deeming him neither worthy or ready.



* ScrewYourself: PlayedWith. Katen takes the form of a beautiful woman while Kyōkotsu is a meek young girl, and the ScrewYourself part comes from the fact Zanpakuto are part of a Soul Reaper's soul.
** At one point in the filler arc, Matsumoto wonders if leaving her with her often-lecherous master is a good idea. But this instance is averted when Shunsui says that he views his Zanpakuto as family, at the very least considering the ninja half as something of a daughter to him.
** Played completely straight when Katen's spirit form, Sakuranosuke, appears in the manga. This time, their conversation invokes ''very'' romantic and sexual connotations, with Kyoraku at one point calling her his OneTrueLove and stating that being able to lay his head in her lap (with her cleavage dangling inches from his face) is a "fringe benefit" of having such a difficult bankai.

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* ScrewYourself: ScrewYourself:
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PlayedWith. Katen takes the form of a beautiful woman while Kyōkotsu is a meek young girl, and the ScrewYourself part comes from the fact Zanpakuto spirits are part of a Soul Reaper's soul.
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soul. At one point in the filler arc, Matsumoto wonders if leaving her with her often-lecherous master is a good idea. But this instance is averted when Shunsui says that he views his Zanpakuto as family, at the very least considering the ninja half as something of a daughter to him.
** Played completely straight when Katen's spirit form, Sakuranosuke, appears in the manga. This time, their Their conversation invokes ''very'' romantic and sexual connotations, with Kyoraku at one point calling her his OneTrueLove and stating that being able to lay his head in her lap (with her cleavage dangling inches from his face) is a "fringe benefit" of having such a difficult bankai.



* {{Keet}}s: Very energetic and playful.

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* {{Keet}}s: Very {{Keet}}: They are both very energetic and playful.



The spirit of Soifon's sword. She takes the form of a small, glowing fairy with light pink eyes, light-brown hair in pigtails and a stinger that takes up her entire right arm.

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The spirit of Soifon's Suì-Fēng's sword. She takes the form of a small, glowing fairy with light pink eyes, light-brown hair in pigtails and a stinger that takes up her entire right arm.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: She tells Suì-Fēng that the reason she manifested as a hornet-like fairy was because she dislikes Suì-Fēng's "lame" style.



* OneWingedAngel: His bankai transforms him into a giant baby-faced caterpillar that protrudes swords from its body and exhales poison.



* BloodyMurder: Its bankai's ability oozes a blood-like liquid that simultaneously corrodes and heals flesh.



* BerserkButton: Ruri'iro Kujaku hates the colour purple. Yumichika [[AlmightyJanitor tries to hide]] his taboo FunctionalMagic abilities from his BloodKnight division; He [[WillfullyWeak constantly insults]] Ruri'iro Kujaku by giving it a purple-themed nickname (Fuji Kujaku, "Wisteria (Purple) Peacock"); it angrily refuses to unleash its power in battle, allowing him to [[CoverblowingSuperPower keep his power secret]].

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* BerserkButton: Ruri'iro Kujaku hates the colour purple. Yumichika [[AlmightyJanitor tries to hide]] his taboo FunctionalMagic abilities from his BloodKnight division; He division by [[WillfullyWeak constantly insults]] insulting]] Ruri'iro Kujaku by giving it a purple-themed nickname (Fuji Kujaku, "Wisteria (Purple) Peacock"); Peacock"). As a result, it angrily refuses to unleash its power in battle, allowing him to [[CoverblowingSuperPower keep his power secret]].



* ThoseTwoGuys GenerationXerox: Hozukimaru and Ruri'iro Kujaku tend to appear with each other a lot of the time, as do their owners - Ikkaku and Yumichika.

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* ThoseTwoGuys GenerationXerox: ThoseTwoGuys: Hozukimaru and Ruri'iro Kujaku tend to appear with each other a lot of the time, as do their owners - Ikkaku and Yumichika.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In bankai, he personally takes the form of the giant Samurai that Komamura always uses.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In bankai, he personally takes the form of the giant Samurai samurai that Komamura always uses.



* BreathWeapon: He roars fire at his opponents when angry.



* FlamingSword: He wields a flaming ''whip-sword''.



** BreathWeapon: He roars fire at his opponents when agry.
** FlamingSword: Flaming ''whip-sword'', actually.



* SuperMode: By removing his armor he becomes invincible.

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* SuperMode: By removing In his Dangai Jōe form he removes his armor he becomes to become invincible.



* BladeOnAStick[=/=]DoubleWeapon: Although Goryomaru manifests as a RoyalRapier when Sasakibe uses it, the zanpakutou spirit wields a long naginata.

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* BladeOnAStick[=/=]DoubleWeapon: BladeOnAStick: Although Goryomaru manifests as a RoyalRapier when Sasakibe uses it, the zanpakutou spirit wields a long naginata.



* {{Gonk}}: The facial ArtShift used to emphasise Oomaeda is someone no-one respects and who is used mostly for comic relief, are even more exaggerated in his zanpakutou, who is even worse than Oomaeda.

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* {{Gonk}}: The facial ArtShift used to emphasise that Oomaeda is someone no-one respects and who is used mostly for comic relief, are even more exaggerated in his zanpakutou, who is even worse than Oomaeda.



* PeekABangs[=/=]BlindingBangs: His eyes often appear through his bangs, just as often as they obscure his eyes.

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* PeekABangs[=/=]BlindingBangs: PeekABangs: His eyes often appear through his bangs, just as often as [[BlindingBangs they obscure his eyes.eyes]].



* CharacterDevelopment: This is more or less required for a Soul Reaper to achieve their fullest potential. The soul reaper must understand that their zanpakuto is a reflection of themselves, not an independent entity to rely on. By extension, this means they must learn everything there is to know about themselves and accept who they are. If you cannot see through to your true self, you cannot attain full power. As such, soul reapers who possess little understanding of themselves as people cannot achieve Bankai--the full expression of a soul reaper's power and personality.
* EmpathicWeapon: More so than other types of Zanpakuto, as they can bond to anyone with sufficient power and become ''anything''.

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* CharacterDevelopment: This is more or less required for a Soul Reaper to achieve their fullest potential. The soul reaper Soul Reaper must understand that their zanpakuto Zanpakuto Spirit is a reflection of themselves, not an independent entity to rely on. By extension, this means they must learn everything there is to know about themselves and accept who they are. If you cannot see through to your true self, you cannot attain full power. As such, soul reapers Soul Reapers who possess little understanding of themselves as people cannot achieve Bankai--the full expression of a soul reaper's Soul Reaper's power and personality.
* EmpathicWeapon: More so than other types of Zanpakuto, as they can bond to anyone with sufficient power Soul Reaper powers and become ''anything''.



* MergerOfSouls: They are created from the souls of deceased Soul Reapers, and become the manifestation of their master's Zanpakuto spirit, which is a part of their soul.

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* MergerOfSouls: They are created from the souls of deceased Soul Reapers, and become the physical manifestation of their master's Zanpakuto spirit, which is a part of their soul.
15th Apr '16 10:35:33 AM Arawn999
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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: When manifested as an Asauchi he wears a pure white version of Ichigo's Hollow mask.

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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: When manifested as an Asauchi he wears a pure white version of Ichigo's Asauchi, his face was identical to White's Hollow mask.
15th Apr '16 10:04:14 AM Arawn999
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* IHaveManyNames: While Aizen's Hollowfication subject, he was named "White" by Tousen to reflect his soul. As Ichigo's Inner Hollow, he either claims to have no name or calls himself "Zangetsu". When he fuses with Tensa Zangetsu, he takes on the name of Ichigo's Bankai. Post time-skip, it's confirmed that he really is Zangetsu.

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* IHaveManyNames: While Aizen's Hollowfication subject, experiment, he was named "White" by Tousen to reflect his soul. As Ichigo's Inner Hollow, he either claims to have no name or calls himself "Zangetsu". When he fuses with Tensa Zangetsu, he takes on the name of Ichigo's Bankai. Post time-skip, it's confirmed that he really is Zangetsu.



* SealedBadassInACan: The Inner Hollow was kept suppressed in the depths of Ichigo's soul by Old Man Zangetsu, who wanted to replace him as the core of Ichigo's powers; and by Uruhara's reishi strings, which had been attached to White's soul while it was inside Masaki and kept it suppressed as long as Isshin was nearby. Uruhara's Shattered Shaft training awoke him and Ichigo's difficult fights in Soul Society fully unleashed him.

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* SealedBadassInACan: The Inner Hollow was kept suppressed in the depths of Ichigo's soul by Old Man Zangetsu, who wanted to replace him as the core of Ichigo's powers; and by Uruhara's reishi strings, which had been attached to White's soul while it was inside Masaki and kept it suppressed as long as Isshin was nearby. Uruhara's Shattered Shaft training awoke him and Ichigo's difficult fights in Soul Society fully unleashed him.him, but Ichigo kept him suppressed out of fear he'd take over his body.



* SharingABody: Initially, Ichigo treated the Inner Hollow like a parasite living inside his soul, and the Hollow himself didn't exactly do anything to refute this, especially when stating he intended to take over Ichigo's body himself. In the end, however, Ichigo accepts him as [[ShadowArchetype being a part of himself]].

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* SharingABody: SharingABody:
** While they can manifest separately, the Inner Hollow was suppressed inside Old Man Zangetsu. Their positions were reversed when the Inner Hollow temporarily became the dominant source of Ichigo's power.
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Initially, Ichigo treated the Inner Hollow like a parasite living inside his soul, and the Hollow himself didn't exactly do anything to refute this, especially when stating he intended to take over Ichigo's body himself. In the end, however, Ichigo accepts him as [[ShadowArchetype being a part of himself]].



* TheSocialDarwinist: Hollow Ichigo is a firm believer in "Survival of the Fittest" and "MightMakesRight", equating combat instinct and bloodlust with power in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and calling Ichigo weak for his reliance on logic and reason.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: Does this with Tensa Zangetsu to teach Ichigo the Final Getsuga Tenshou.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: The Inner Hollow Ichigo is a firm believer in "Survival of the Fittest" and "MightMakesRight", equating combat instinct and bloodlust with power in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and calling Ichigo weak for his reliance on logic and reason.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: Does this with Tensa Zangetsu to teach Ichigo the Final Getsuga Tenshou.
reason.



* StopHelpingMe: When he tries to help Ichigo defeat Byakuya, Ichigo tells him to stop interfering and rips his half-formed mask off to regain control of his body. The Inner Hollow's subsequent attempts to take control of Ichigo during his fights with Yammy, Ulquiorra, and Grimmjow early in the ''Arrancar Invasion'' arc also only made the situation worse by distracting Ichigo.[[invoked]]


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* UnwantedAssistance: When he tries to help Ichigo defeat Byakuya, Ichigo tells him to stop interfering and rips his half-formed mask off to regain control of his body. The Inner Hollow's subsequent attempts to take control of Ichigo during his fights with Yammy and Grimmjow early in the ''Arrancar Invasion'' arc also only made the situation worse by distracting Ichigo.
8th Apr '16 11:02:48 PM KingZeal
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* RealMenWearPink: A little baby attaches himself to Kazeshini for an episode, and despite himself, he keeps worrying about the child's well being, which is why when Hisagi finally bring him to heel, he finally understands his master better, and gains a fair appreciation for protecting others.
8th Apr '16 10:42:48 PM Arawn999
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8th Apr '16 9:47:38 PM KingZeal
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* RealMenWearPink: A little baby attaches himself to Kazeshini for an episode, and despite himself, he keeps worrying about the child's well being, which is why when Hisagi finally bring him to heel, he finally understands his master better, and gains a fair appreciation for protecting others.
8th Apr '16 8:05:14 PM Wyldchyld
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* RealMenWearPink: A little baby attaches himself to Kazeshini for an episode, and despite himself, he keeps worrying about the child's well being, which is why when Hisagi finally bring him to heel, he finally understands his master better, and gains a fair appreciation for protecting others.
7th Apr '16 7:44:16 PM Arawn999
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7th Apr '16 4:54:26 PM Wyldchyld
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Nozarashi's power is to cut through almost anything, [[spoiler:which is amplified to absurd levels by her bankai.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Nozarashi's power is to cut through almost anything, [[spoiler:which which is amplified to absurd levels by her bankai.]][[spoiler:when Kenpachi transforms into a red-skinned oni]].
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