Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. This page deals with '''exiled Soul Reapers''', and '''Visoreds'''. Their origins are explained in the mini arc "Turn Back The Pendulum" apart from Isshin Kurosaki, whose origins remained unrevealed until the "Everything but the Rain" mini arc.

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!!Soul Reapers
[[folder:Kisuke Urahara]]
!!!Kisuke Urahara
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->''"You're making too much of me. All I am these days is the poor owner of a small time candy store."''

Ichigo's mentor, at first. Known for usually wearing sandals and hats (so he's called ''Geta-Boshi'' or ''Hat & Clogs''), and runs a very weird store. His personality may be a bit eccentric and playful, but he's the real deal. Urahara is later revealed as the former President of the Soul Society Research & Technology Center as well as a Gotei 13 Captain.

His zanpakuto is ''Benihime'', a hidden-cane-sword that can launch energy blasts and raise blood-based barriers.

--> Voiced by: Creator/ShinichiroMiki (JP), Creator/MichaelLindsay (US, since debut), Creator/DougErholtz (US, voice double for Zanpakuto filler arc, Fade To Black & Soul Resurreccion), Manuel Campusano (Latin America)
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* ActuallyADoombot: Or rather, a [[RuleOfCool blow-up doll]] that he can swap out in the middle of battle. It's one of his many, many inventions.
* AntiHero: Of the PragmaticHero variety. He manipulated Rukia into slowly losing her powers in an attempt to destroy the Hogyouku, risked Ichigo's life to use him as a weapon against Aizen, often fails to give his allies crucial information, and [[OmniscientMoralityLicense breaks the laws of Soul Society and the human world with impunity]]. To his credit, Kisuke shows legitimate remorse when his deceptions are discovered, even apologizing to Ichigo once he and his friends returned from Soul Society.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: Urahara has a habit of creating huge, elaborate, secret underground training rooms. The ground often has the look of rocky, mountainous terrain and the ceiling appears to be sunny, blue skies. When Ichigo comments on it, Urahara explains that he feels the airy, outdoor atmosphere makes for a better feeling when underground. Ichigo cynically retorts that's the sort of thing a gaoler would say. Hundreds of chapters later, it's confirmed that, until a century ago, Urahara did actually have a gaoler's job.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Standard for any Soul Reaper Captain, but it's actually in effect twice. His duties as the 3rd Seat of the 2nd Division included being the warden of what was essentially an insane asylum, and it was actually a ''requirement'' of the job that he be able to kick the ass of every single person committed to it with his bare hands. Most notably, one of them was Mayuri.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His opinion on his bankai. It's not clear what his bankai is, but the only thing we know about it is that it's "not suitable for training", which considering the other "training" he puts Ichigo through is a pretty high bar for danger.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: As a former captain, and former member of the Onmitsukidou, he boasts some impressive power. But far greater is his genius for analysis that allows him to do things like turn the Arrancar bara technique into a NoSell via perfect cancellation.
* BadassBaritone: In the sub, anyway. While his voice sometimes gets high when he's putting on his ObfuscatingStupidity act, it's fairly deep when he drops the act.
%% * BadassBookworm: He looks unimposing and prefers being a scientist over a warrior, but he's also a highly effective combatant.
* BallsOfSteel: Hiyori thinks they're made of ''brass'' after she kicks him there--or he could just be [[CrazyPrepared hiding something in his pants]].
* BarrierWarrior: Benihime has a defensive ability that can block attacks from Espada class fighters with ease.
* BeamSpam: Urahara can use Benihime to neutralize the speed based bara technique by throwing equal and opposite energy back at the original attack.
%% * BewareTheSillyOnes: He acts like a complete goofball, but he's actually extremely dangerous.
%% * BunnyEarsLawyer: Even beyond the deliberate ObfuscatingStupidity, he's got a lot of personal quirks (like sending messages in blood) that people put up with mostly because there IS no one smarter.
* CallingYourAttacks: Benihime has even more named techniques than most zanpakutou. "Nake - Benihime!" ("Scream" or "Cry" in the English dub), "Chikisume no Tate!", "Kamisori - Benihime!", "Tsuppane - Benihime!", "Shibari - Benihime!", "Hiasobi - Benihime - Juzutsunagi!", various Kido spells.
%% * TheChessmaster: Urahara's long, circuitous plans are matched only by Aizen's own. Aizen perceives himself as Urahara's archrival but the feeling is onesided.
* CrazyPrepared: Even though Urahara lost to Aizen when they went one-on-one, he shot a kido spell into Aizen during their fight in the off chance Ichigo would weaken him enough for it to activate. It was a risky gambit but it wound up paying off in the end. Even preparing that trap inside Aizen required him to layer spell after spell inside each other. Aizen didn't even notice until it was too late.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Urahara is introduced this way ''twice''.
** He was introduced to Rukia and Ichigo as a sweet-shop owner with unexplained knowledge of the spirit world and a bizarre sense of humour. Even at his most ominous, he was just an EccentricMentor who favours TrainingFromHell. Then it was revealed that he used to be a Gotei 13 captain, is one of Soul Society's most brilliant and notorious scientists, and even the BigBad is willing to admit that Kisuke is the smartest person in the setting (and is thus very wary of him).
** In "Turn Back the Pendulum", we see him as the newly-promoted Captain of the 12th Squad, being introduced to the rest of the Captains. He's late for his own welcome party and seems every inch the socially inept nerd, not even managing to dodge when Hiyori aims a kick at his privates. And then we find out what his job was before being made captain: policing the Gotei asylum for the criminally insane ''with his bare hands''.
%% * DrillSergeantNasty: If you have to train with him, good luck trying to survive.
%% * EccentricMentor: Don't let his goofy, childlike behavior fool you; he can kick all kinds of ass. And despite the fact that he's goofy, shifty, creepy, and believes fully in TrainingFromHell, Ichigo and his companions rely on him probably more than any other authority figure because, at the end of the day, he does help them.
%% * EyeObscuringHat: The TropeCodifier, no less.
* FamedInStory: When Ichigo first arrives in Soul Society, he discovers that just mentioning he was trained by someone called Urahara sends shock-waves through his listeners. Not only was Urahara someone who was infamous for being an exiled captain (later proven to have been framed by Aizen), but his long conflict with Aizen and his status as the most intelligent person alive means that not only has everyone heard of him, but everyone relies on him - even the people who don't want anything to do with him need his help. He's even a legend among the [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guard]].
---> '''Urahara''': "Hello, everyone! Calling all Captains of the Gotei 13! And their respective Lieutenants, of course! This is Urahara Kisuke! Some of you may not have met me or be familiar with my name but I hope you'll forgive me if I skip the introductions..."
---> '''Shinji''': "Heh. As if anyone wouldn't know your name, dumbass!"
%% * GadgeteerGenius: He's responsible for a number of Soul Society's inventions such as the gigai.
%% * GoodIsNotNice: Well, he ''is'' affable enough, but he tends to be extremely manipulative.
%% * GuileHero: He's apparently as tough as any of the better captains, but he prefers to use surrogates in his conflict with Sosuke Aizen.
* HatDamage: Ichigo's first use of Getsuga Tensho blasts his hat in half.
--> '''Kisuke:''' "I do believe you've killed my hat."
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His reasoning for allowing Ichigo to fight Renji and Byakuya while still a mere substitute. Ichigo loses his powers as a result, and it almost ended his life, but it granted the opportunity for Urahara to properly train Ichigo in the ways of the Soul Reapers, and he had quickly realised that Ichigo learned fastest when in real battle. Given how short on time they were, Urahara took the fastest, most efficient option.
%% * ItAmusedMe: "AMAZING HEADBAND OF JUSTICE!!" Also, his [[MindScrew screwing]] with Yammy. And the blood-splatter messages.
* JackOfAllStats: While most characters in Bleach tend to pick a fighting style and stick with it, Kisuke shows the ability to fluidly switch between swordsmanship to hand-to-hand to kido as needed. At the same time, he doesn't appear to have the raw power that characters like Ichigo and Aizen do. Despite that, his skill and great intellect means he can go toe-to-toe with just about anyone.
* LastNameBasis: With just about everybody, regardless of how close their relationship. It's ''rare'' when he uses someone's given name. While he does call Yoruichi by her first name, it's never without respectful honorifics even then. He tends to overplay the part of an extremely humble person, of which, the respectful terms of address are a part.
%% * LovableSexManiac: Urahara is pretty flirty.
%% * ManipulativeBastard: He only lets people know as much as he wants them to so that they'll fulfill his plans accordingly. He does seem to feel a little bad about it though.
%% * MartialArtsHeadband: ''Amazing headband of justice in place! Amazing armor of justice protect me!''
* MeaningfulName: His name is a pun. While Urahara is an actual Japanese word, it is not a name; the kanji used here are "bank" and "meadow", but it's a play on the Japanese word for "reverse". The kanji used to write Kisuke's given name mean "fond" and "assistance". So the name sounds like "reverse fond assistant".
* MysteriousBacker: Urahara opposes Aizen, but his methods are frequently quite harsh and his reasons for it are rather murky.
* MysteriousPast: Although we've had substantial flashbacks to his past, there's an awful lot we still don't know. We don't know how he came to be raised alongside Yoruichi. We don't know what motivated him to research Hollowfication and the Hougyoku or what he was after by doing so. We don't know why he's met the Soul King when even captains can't do that. We don't even fully understand the origin of his conflict with Aizen or what their ultimate goals really were.
* NeverBareheaded: After his exile from Soul Society, he wears his green-and-white-striped hat constantly. The brim usually keeps his eyes in shadow, and he frequently uses it to help obscure the rest of his face. When someone knocks his hat off, he is quick to put it back on, even if it has been damaged.
* NiceGuy: During his tenure with the Gotei 13, towards his then subordinates, especially a [[BrattyHalfPint very aggressive Hiyori]]. However, this tended to make people think he was a pushover.
* NiceHat: He wears an odd striped bucket hat and a pair of wooden sandals that earned him the in-universe nickname of Mister Hat And Clogs.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Urahara was able to use the Hogyoku to stabilize the Visoreds mid-Hollowfication, but he didn't realize until later that this meant they were permanently hybridized. They weren't able to clear their names and return to Soul Society for ''more than a century''.
** He neglects to tell Orihime that Aizen is after her powers. Instead, he tells her that she should [[StayInTheKitchen stay away]] because she isn't suited for fighting. It briefly sends her into an HeroicBSOD, until Rukia snaps her out of it by training with her in the Soul Society. Unaware that she's a target, she's then captured and the Hueco Mundo arc begins with some nasty consequences all around.
%% * NinjaPirateZombieRobot: {{Ninja}} {{Samurai}} GadgeteerGenius [[{{Shinigami}} Soul Reaper]].
%% * ObfuscatingStupidity: He's just a simple candy store owner! Honest!
* OhCrap: Has an epic one when he realizes Zero Division has failed and the Soul King has been killed.
%% * OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He's more the Soul Society equivalent of an engineer. This contrasts nicely with Mayuri, who is more of a biochemist. This results in Urahara being portrayed as the "eccentric inventor" while Mayuri wears the "mad scientist" hat.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: He's rather secretive about his culpability in the shadier aspects of the story, and his solutions ''always'' carry an incredible risk for everyone involved. Very often characters don't even find out about the risks involved until after they're already deeply involved. He's usually apologetic and forgiven, but people know better than to trust him too far.
* ParentalSubstitute: He appears to be the only parent figure Jinta and Ururu have, wherever they came from... and whatever they are.
* PermaStubble: He's pretty lax about cleanliness and appearances, making him look like a perpetually unshaven bum.
* PlayingWithFire: One of Benihime's techniques causes a net of fire to appear.
%% * ReplacementScrappy: In-universe for Hiyori.
%% * RetiredBadass: Doesn't normally fight, but when he gets serious... he ''does''.
%% * TheRival: Aizen, Mayuri, and Sui-Feng, who may or may not be a [[LesYay romantic rival]] for Yoruichi. Urahara himself seems to care only about Aizen.
* RunningGag: His dimensional gates always force people to exit high in the sky, causing them to start tumbling to their deaths unless someone has the power, or a magical gadget, to catch them all and help them to the ground safely.
--> '''Nel:''' "Aaah!! The sky! We're up in the sky!"
--> '''Ichigo:''' "Yeah, this is par for the course with Urahara-san's entrances!
--> '''Urahara:''' "Why, I'm flattered you noticed!"
%% * SayItWithHearts: Has the tendency.
* ScienceHero: Responsible for turning the 12th Division into a science bureau and was the developer of a special undetectable gigai, as well as a gigai that turns shinigami fully human, and other powerful artifacts.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: To help Ichigo regain his spiritual powers, Kisuke just severs his chain of fate and chucks him into a pit. If he can't get out after three days, he'll turn into a hollow and have to be put down. Ururu implies that they would have rescued him if the deadline had arrived with no hope of progress, but Ichigo didn't know that and Jinta kept making snide remarks about how long he had to live.
%% * SwordBeam: Benihime can launch bloody-looking ranged attacks.
%% * TricksterMentor: A lot of his training with Ichigo is rather odd and occasionally quite dangerous.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Tessai and Yoruichi, as they all grew up together, although their full connection is still mysterious.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Urahara, of all folks, got ''shot in the back'' for seriously underestimating Quilge Opie. The only reason Quilge was able to strike back with his injuries was because he used an extremely rare technique that had also caught Mayuri completely off-guard in the Soul Society arc when Uryuu used it. As soon as he has a chance to study their techniques and equipment, Urahara's back in business.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Yoruichi. She constantly gives him a hard time, he pretends to be hurt, and both of them think it's funny.
%% * TheWonka: In friggin' spades, and likely the best-known anime example as the very strange and very effective shop owner.
* TheWorfEffect: When Aizen enters his chrysalis stage, Urahara is one of the three powerful Soul Reapers he effortlessly defeats as a reveal for his new power level.
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[[folder:Yoruichi Shihoin]]
!!!Yoruichi Shihoin
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->''"Heart and Soul are connected, what is important is where is the heart."''

One of the most beloved female characters in Bleach. Yoruichi is the dark-skinned Soul Reaper who acts as a mentor/guide or sorts for Ichigo and friends in Soul Society and later revealed as one of the more powerful Soul Reapers. She was once a member of the Shihouin noble family, and mentored both Byakuya and Sui-Fon. She has the ability to turn herself into a black cat, complete with masculine voice. Also, later chapters reveal her to be the former Captain of the 2nd squad of Gotei 13, preceding Sui-Feng.

--> Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Shiro Saito (as a cat) JP, Creator/WendeeLee (US), Creator/TerrenceStone (as a cat) (US), Rebeca Martinez (Latin America), Pedro D'Aguillon Jr. (as a cat) (Latin America)
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* ActionGirl: Yoruichi is an excellent hand to hand fighter and developed a special technique to combine hand to hand combat with kido.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is black with a purple sheen in the manga. The anime took the manga's purple sheen and made an entire hair colour out of it for the anime.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She's dark-skinned but has a Japanese name. Her ethnicity is never commented on in the story, so the cultural significance of her appearance is unknown.
* {{Badass}}: Yoruichi has managed to remain one of the top Soul Reapers in the series without any use of a zanpakutou, let alone shikai or bankai.
* BigEater: Her table manners are disastrous, with the most notable example of her habit occurring after her battle with Yammy where she eats giant-sized portions of everything.
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the personal pronoun 'washi', which is generally used by old men.
%% * CatsAreSuperior: Yoruichi, upon first appearance, falls under this trope.
%% * CatStereotype: Yoruichi transforms into a black cat. That's some weird magic even by this story's standards.
%% * CoolBigSis: Towards Ichigo and Sui-Feng, to a degree. She also appears to be one to her younger sibling, Yushiro, who took over as head of the family in her place.
* FallenPrincess: Heiress to a powerful clan and Soul Reaper captain who abandoned everything to join Urahara in exile in order to see through his mysterious end-game.
* FlashStep: Considered to be the most proficient in the art in all of Soul Society. Possibly ''ever''.
%% * TheGadfly: In addition to being TheTease, Yoruichi likes messing with people in general.
* GagBoobs: Subjects a teenaged Byakuya to MarshmallowHell as a way of greeting him in the ''Turn Back The Pendulum'' arc, and while her chest isn't as big as Matsumoto's or Orihime's it's still big enough to warrant Yachiru nicknaming her "Boobies".
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When Ichigo tries to confront Ukitake and Byakuya at Rukia's prison, Yoruichi intervenes and stabs her hand into Ichigo's wounds to insert a [[InstantSedation tranquilliser]] into his body so she can carry him away from the location as quickly as possible. When Ichigo comes round and demands to know why she did that and why she didn't try to save Rukia, Ganju or Hanatarou, she explains that she had to do it this way because Byakuya was too strong for Ichigo to fight and too fast for Yoruichi to be able to escape if carrying more than one person. She also knew [[FatherToHisMen Ukitake]] would protect the others from any consequences of being associated with Ichigo.
* InformedAbility: She is a former captain and should, in fact, have bankai. However, we have yet to even see her sword. She fights exclusively bare handed and nobody has commented on her lack of a sword.
* IronicEcho: When Byakuya sneers at her FlashStep, she makes it clear he just hit a body double, sneers back at him and runs off.
* LastNameBasis: She's on a FirstNameBasis with Byakuya (Kuchiki), whom she mentored when he was a child. However, she's on a LastNameBasis with Rukia (Kuchiki) who was adopted into the Kuchiki clan as an adult, long after Yoruichi was officially gone.
* LeotardOfPower: Urahara's anti-Arrancar armour consists of a black leotard with gauntlets and greaves intended to augment her punches and kicks, and it's powerful enough to damage Aizen's chrysalis form.
* LightningBruiser: She's not only the " Goddess of Flash", she has enough SuperStrength to trounce Yammy Llargo, who is known for SuperStrength even with his zanpakuto sealed. With Shunkou powering her speed and strength, only a specially powered-up Aizen can stop her.
%% * MsFanservice: She's ''very'' exhibitionist when it comes to human form. And ''loves'' [[TheTease teasing]] [[ChasteHero Ichigo]] about it.
* NakedFirstImpression: When she first reveals she's human rather than a cat, her transformation leaves her naked. Ichigo almost has a stroke when she sits down in front of him, cross-legged, as though nothing's wrong.
* OfCorsetsSexy: She wears a white corset and underwear while eating a huge amount of food. The point of the scene is to reveal how badly injured her body was after the fight with Yammy as her arm and leg are completely covered in bandages and food consumption is related to how reiatsu-depleted a shinigami has become.
* PowerFist[=/=]ArmedLegs: Uruhara equips her with Anti-Hierro armor that augments her punches and kicks. While she successfully cracks Aizen's "chrysalis", she fails to do any significant damage to him.
* PrivateTutor: A century before the story begins, the [[BrattyHalfPint adolescent]] Byakuya was privately tutored by Yoruichi to improve his shunpou. It's [[AllThereInTheManual implied]] that she was also teaching him to rein in his HairTriggerTemper and learn how to relax.
* SamusIsAGirl: When she's a cat, it's common for people to think she's male due to her masculine speech.
* SexyMentor: She's played this role towards both Ichigo and Byakuya. Amusingly, [[NotSoDifferent neither of them were thrilled]] with her style of mentoring. In Ichigo's case, it's because of his sexual modesty (she liked to be naked around him), and in Byakuya's, it's because she used to force him with into silly games while he was seriously training (although those silly games were a form of training in their own way).
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: If she spends long periods in cat form, she forgets that her transformations leave her naked upon returning to human form. However, she's proud of her physique and enjoys teasing men so it doesn't embarrass her when it does happen.
* ShipperOnDeck: She bluntly and lewdly told Ichigo how rude it was to be NotDistractedByTheSexy after Orihime went through the trouble of wearing an outfit with a large CleavageWindow for him.
* SpoiledSweet: Despite being the heir of one of the four most important noble clans, being a captain and being the commander of the Covert Ops, Yoruichi was famous for being a down-to-earth person who didn't lord herself over her subordinates. She was highly respected because of this.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Yoruichi has golden eyes in all forms, whether human or cat. The shapeshifting ability is an extremely unusual power even for the magical shinigami.
* TheTease: The first time she appeared naked in front of Ichigo was her genuinely forgetting that she probably shouldn't be doing that. His reaction led to her flaunting herself at him just to make him embarrassed.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Sticks her hand between Orihime's breasts while holding it up to stop her from apologizing for her new outfit's CleavageWindow.
* TomboyishPonytail: As a rather unladylike hand to hand fighter, she has an appropriate hairstyle for not getting in the way.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Tessai and Urahara, as they all grew up together, although why isn't known for now.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Urahara. She constantly gives him a hard time, he pretends to be hurt, and both of them think it's funny.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform into a cat. No other Soul Reaper (or other character, period) demonstrates any similar ability, and it's never explained how she does it.
* WaifFu: According to the databook, she's 156cm (5ft 2in something) and 42kg (92 lb). Despite her short stature, she packs a punch and was the former head of the Onmitsukidō, an organization of Soul Reaper ninja.
* TheWorfEffect: When Aizen enters his chrysalis stage, she is one of the three powerful Soul Reapers he effortlessly defeats as a reveal for his new power level.
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[[folder:Tessai Tsukabishi]]
!!!Tessai Tsukabishi
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General assistant to Urahara around the store who has to occasionally strong arm his boss into looking after himself.

--> Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Michael Sorich (US), Martin Soto (Latin America)
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* BadassMustache: He has a big, bushy mustache. He is the former commander of the elite Kidou Corps, has performed some of the highest level spells to date, and is incredibly physically powerful hand-to-hand and weapons-fighter as well.
* BareFistedMonk: His current fighting style involves pulverizing Hollows with open handed strikes and sheer strength.
* MagicKnight: Used to be the captain of the [[FunctionalMagic Kidou]] Corps division and is the only character to date to have used the highest level of kidou (bakudou number 99) known to be possible.
%% * PersonalSpaceInvader: Has used this to intimidate both Ichigo and Urahara.
* SimpleStaff: Carried one in his days back as head of the magic specialists.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Urahara and Yoruichi, as they all grew up together. Why isn't known.
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[[folder:Isshin Kurosaki]]
!!!Isshin Kurosaki
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->''"Silence! No matter what reason, to he who disrupts this household’s iron harmony, only a punishment of blood can be rendered!"''

The father of Ichigo, Yuzu and Karin. He's a doctor at a small clinic and, apart from some rather odd parenting techniques, at first seems to be a normal human who doesn't share his children's spiritual senses. He's later revealed to be a former captain-class Soul Reaper who'd known all along that Ichigo was a substitute Soul Reaper and Kon was inhabiting Ichigo's body to maintain TheMasquerade.

His Zanpakuto is ''Engetsu'', which shares some abilities with his son's sword Zangetsu.

--> Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (US), Roberto Mendiola (Latin America)
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%% * ActionDad: He pretends to be a SupernaturalProofFather, but in reality he's an extremely powerful Soul Reaper.
%% * AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: As far as Ichigo and (to some extent) Karin are concerned.
* AsYouKnow: Isshin and Urahara have a conversation about the Visoreds and the Arrancar in which they inform each other of much information they both already know, for Kon's (and, in the anime, the [[{{Filler}} Bount modsouls']]) benefit... which fortuitously also brings the readers up to date. Later on, the "Turn Back the Pendulum" arc reveals that the version of events they shared was only part of the story.
* BadassBeard: He always wears a shadow of a beard. As a captain-class Soul Reaper, he one-shots a souped-up Grand Fisher, is capable of going one-on-one with Aizen and, in the past, was able to fight evenly with Aizen's unique hollowfied proto-Arrancar, despite having been badly injured by Aizen.
* BrilliantButLazy: When he was still a captain, he had a reputation for being extremely lazy. It was a [[LaboriousLaziness constant competition]] with his equally lazy Lieutenant to see who could foist the most work onto the other so they could escape responsibility.
* BumblingDad: He's normally quite goofy around his children and often picks play fights with his son as well as engaging in a lot of physical humor.
%% * BunnyEarsLawyer: ''This'' guy is a ''doctor''? And a ''Soul Reaper''?
* CallingYourAttacks: Like most of the characters, he calls out his zanpakutou attack as he performs it.
* CarpetOfVirility: He's one of the hairiest men in the series.
* ChivalrousPervert: Back when he was a captain, he would ogle his lieutenant's huge breasts.
%% * CoolOldGuy: In Soul Reaper form, always.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a crazy, perverted father who is regarded as useless by his children, who are constantly sick of being embarrassed by his goofy behaviour, such as walking up a hill on his hands to try and get his daughters to race towards the cemetery. However, when he reveals he is a captain-class Soul Reaper, it's while saving Kon's life from the Grand Fisher - by killing the Arrancar with a single strike of his sword and stern, solemn lecture about the difference in power between them.
* DePower: In order to save Masaki from being consumed by White, Isshin enters a special gigai that suppresses the Hollow with reishi strings, but seals his Soul Reaper powers and essentially turns him into a human. It wasn't until White, in the form of Ichigo's Inner Hollow, was unleashed from the strings that his powers began to return.
%% * DrJerk: He told Ichigo to butt off while trying to treat Sado. He and Ryuuken also debated who the worst father out of the pair of them actually was. They both agreed it was Isshin.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: [[FlippingTheBird Points his middle finger]] at a transforming Aizen and sends him flying through several buildings.
* FlamingSword: His Shikai engulfs his sword in flaming reiatsu.
* {{Foil}}: For Ryuuken, in the same way that [[GenerationXerox Ichigo is for Uryuu]]. Their stories parallel each other--aloof [[RetiredBadass father]] with [[StarCrossedLovers mysterious romantic past]] who at first seems oblivious to son's paranormal activities then turns up [[ParentExMachina to fix things]] when he loses his powers--but they are as different as night and day. Lampshaded in chapter 241 when Isshin and Ryuuken debate whose parenting is worse.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
** Isshin once lamented how it's rare for Ryuken to call him "Kurosaki". That's because Kurosaki is Masaki's family name. Isshin changed his surname to hers when he married her.
** Urahara makes a passing mention that it's been 20 years since Isshin "became human" and that Isshin gave up his powers. That's because Isshin volunteered for a process whereby he'd enter a special gigai that would turn him mostly human, which would destroy his ability to use his power. Rukia's own gigai experience at the beginning of the story also foreshadows Isshin's past.
** When Urahara asked if he felt any satisfaction at killing Grand Fisher, Isshin points out it isn't the Grand Fisher he hates. That's because the Grand Fisher isn't the true cause of Masaki's death; the blame lies with Yhwach, who stole her power while she was fighting the Grand Fisher. She only died because she was left suddenly powerless against a Hollow she should have curb-stomped.
%% * GenerationXerox: His interactions with Ryuken are much like a less energetic version of their sons'.
%% * HeroesWantRedHeads: Masaki was a chestnut-haired girl.
* HiddenDepths: He might be goofy, bumbling and turn everything into a joke... but not when he's wearing his Soul Reaper uniform and fighting for the sake of the world, or talking about what his feelings were for his dead wife, or discussing mutual parenting responsibilities with Ryuuken. There are some subjects even he doesn't joke about.
* HotBlooded: He's an emotional mess as a human, flying into emotional reactions at almost everything his children do or say. When he puts on his Soul Reaper uniform, however, that act drops to reveal someone who is focussed, measured, calm and very deliberate.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Blames himself for Masaki's death, even though he was powerless to prevent it.
%% * {{Jerkass}}: Can be this sometimes, and he even acknowledges it as well.
* LamarckWasRight: His own sword is Engetsu, just a character different from Ichigo's Zangetsu, and he has his own Getsuga Tensho. It's possible that he used the Final Getsuga Tensho at some point in the past as well, seeing as he knows what Ichigo has to do to learn it.
* LargeHam: When he's in goofy dad mode he's loud, obnoxious and makes wild gestures.
* TheMaidenNameDebate: He took his wife's family name upon marriage. [[spoiler:He was formerly the head of a branch of the Shiba clan.]]
* MeetCute: Isshin and Masaki's plotline in "Everything but the Rain" is this trope played straight. However, the storyline itself is that their meeting inadvertently [[HeroicBSOD breaks]] [[FailureKnight Ryuuken]] in the process.
* MysteriousPast: It took over 500 chapters to finally answer most of the questions about him and his origins and connections to other major figures in the story. This first came into question just after the Soul Society arc when it was revealed he had Soul Reaper powers. Even now, there are some significant questions about his relationship with Ryuuken and Kisuke over the last 20 years.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Isshin pretends to be a bumbling idiot of a father, but he's far more intelligent and observant than he lets on. He tells Kon that he's been able to tell when the Mod Soul was replacing Ichigo all along and that's why Isshin never called his son by name during those periods.
%% * OddFriendship: With Ryuuken, rooted in his MysteriousPast. This finally begins to be explained in the Thousand Year Blood War arc.
%% * PapaWolf: He is this in spades when it comes to his daughters. They don't appreciate it. [[HilarityEnsues Slapstick ensues]].
* PermaStubble: He has a perpetually unshaven face.
* PervertDad: On one occasion he perves over Yuzu's underwear. Karin reacts violently to his behaviour.
* PlayingWithFire: Isshin's command to release Engetsu is 'Burn' and it causes the blade to be surrounded by flame energy.
* RescueRomance: His relationship with Masaki began when she used her Quincy powers to save him from a powerful Hollow, and then he bonded his soul to hers to stop her from Hollowfying.
* RetiredBadass: He's a former Gotei 13 captain who is officially AWOL from the Soul Society. Unlike fellow RetiredBadass and HeroicNeutral Ryuuken, Isshin is quite willing to start using his abilities as soon as he regains his powers. However, that's only to support Ichigo's battles. He does not return to the Gotei 13.
* ShrineToTheFallen: Isshin Kurosaki keeps a wall-sized poster of his deceased wife and often makes a show of crying to her over his children. It irritates them and they wish he'd take the poster down.
* SmokingIsCool: Masaki told him the only time he looked cool was when he was smoking. He only smokes once a year - in front of her grave, on the anniversary of her death.
* TheWorfEffect: When Aizen enters his chrysalis stage, Isshin is one of the three powerful Soul Reapers he effortlessly defeats as a reveal for his new power level.
[[/folder]]

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!!Visoreds

[[folder:Shinji Hirako]]
!!!Shinji Hirako
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->''"I swear. I really don't like gettin' involved in Soul Reaper fights. Oh well. When you hear the sound of fighting so close by you can't just ignore it."''

The unofficial leader of the Visoreds, he was the one that tried to recruit Ichigo into their little band. He was the former captain of the 5th Division, with Aizen as his lieutenant, prior to his Hollowfication. He is goofy, carefree and tends to get abused by Hiyori, but he is in fact an extremely effective combatant.

His zanpakuto is ''Sakanade'', an unusually-shaped sword that lets him flip and invert his opponent's perspective and senses.

--> Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/RogerCraigSmith (US)
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* BadassBoast: When Aizen asks him how long he'd known Aizen was spying on his conversation with Urahara, Shinji retorts he's known since Aizen was in his mother's womb.
* BadassInANiceSuit: He utterly wiped the floor with Grimmjow in their first meeting, while wearing a snazzy suit and tie, with a BadassLongcoat flapping around him to accentuate his attack moves.
* BatmanGambit: He "reveals" his reversing ability to Aizen, without revealing that he can pick and choose which of the three dimensions he reverses, who the [[OutGambitted counters]] because his own abilities are a more complex version of Shinji's. This causes Aizen to think he has him figured out. Cut to him reversing front and back on Hitsugaya's attack, and Aizen never suspecting a thing because Hitsugaya is otherwise unaffected. He also uses said ability to deliver what could have been a OneHitKO to Bambietta. She only survives because her type of explosive attack is area-effect, so it doesn't matter that her senses are screwed up.
* BlatantLies: He refers to any pretty girl he meets as his "first love", including Lisa but not Hiyori.
* ButtMonkey: Hiyori keeps giving him sandal-beatdowns, but he's not gonna leave it at that and take it like a punching bag - just don't expect him to actually ''punch her back'' as many times as she's done to him.
%% * CeilingCling: Or more like ''Air'' Cling. Shinji pulls one on Ichigo and his gang right before his introduction.
* ChekhovsGun: Remember, a long while back, when Shinji introduced himself in class by writing his name backwards and claiming he's very good at reversing things? Turns out that his Zanpakuto's released power is to reverse his opponent's sense of direction. Down is up, left is right, a cut on the right arm will show up on the left, and so forth. This ability made him the first character to injure Aizen.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Sakanade would've actually impaired Bambietta significantly... if her Vollstandig wasn't omnidirectional.
* EarlyBirdCameo: His actual debut is on the Volume 1 cover. His design is re-worked for his eventual appearance as a transfer student to try and lure Ichigo to his organisation.
* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: He explains his shikai's inversion ability to Aizen, though Aizen had already figured most of it out and Shinji neglected to explain some key points of his ability.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: As a Captain, he had long hair. After being exiled he kept it in a pageboy style. Now, after being reinstated as a captain, his bangs over his left eye are shorter than his right.
* FashionableAsymmetry: After the time-skip, he wears his fringe in an asymmetryical design.
* InformedAbility: Shinji claims the effects of his zanpakuto are impossible to get used to. Aizen, however, immediately adapts because his own ability is a more complicated version of Shinji's. Bambietta never adapts to his ability because her power, being omni-directional, can ignore her senses being screwed up.
* InterfaceScrew: A non video game example in how his shikai works. The target's visual perception is inverted, either in whole or in part. He later trains himself to alter audio perception as well, meaning he can simultaneously [[ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy explain his powers to the enemy]] while not actually telling them anything because they can't understand it.
%% * KansaiRegionalAccent: Unlike Gin, this is played for the [[TheIdiotFromOsaka usual effect]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: He distrusted Aizen so made him his lieutenant so he could keep an eye on him. This massively backfired as Aizen used his position to perform evil experiments and eventually turn Hirako and a number of other high level Soul Reapers into hollows.
* MysteriousBacker: Before his backstory was revealed in ''Turn Back The Pendulum'', he was portrayed as one in the Arrancar arc. Visoreds as a whole were treated like enemies even by people who knew better.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: At first, we think he's just some doofus who gets abused by Hiyori. Then we not only learn that he's the unofficial leader of the Visored, but we see him kick the crap out of Grimmjow seconds after the Espada uses Ichigo's body as a soccer ball. Not to mention, back when almost everyone was fooled by Aizen's BitchInSheepsClothing act, he never fell for it.
* VolleyingInsults: He and Hiyori are constantly insulting each other and fighting, which frequently ends with Hiyori using her sandal on him.
* WouldHitAGirl: Although he says he'd rather not, he had no qualms at all striking Bambietta when she was unable to adjust to Sakanade's power.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hiyori Sarugaki]]
!!!Hiyori Sarugaki
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->''"I really, really hate humans. I really hate Soul Reapers too."''

Highly short-tempered, irritable and tomboyish, she's arguably the closest to Shinji out of all the other Visoreds. Once attempted to kill Orihime and Chad to keep them from learning of hers and Shinji's identities. She was once the lieutenant of the 12th division under Urahara, whom she absolutely loathed at first due to replacing her mother figure.

Her Zanpakuto is ''Kubikiri Orochi'', an enormous cleaver.

--> Voiced by: Creator/ReikoTakagi (JP), Creator/MelaLee (US, Episodes 110-130), Creator/LauraBailey (US, Episodes 206 onward)
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* ACupAngst: Gets jealous over Orihime's boobs when they first meet.
%% * ActionGirl: She's self reliant and aggressive to the point of being a brash LeeroyJenkins, but she's more capable of taking care of herself than she looks.
* {{BFS}}: Her Kubikiri Orochi is a massive cleaver with quite the impractical design.
%% * BrattyHalfPint: Even more so than Jinta or Lilynette.
* CurbStompBattle: When she first challenges Ichigo to bring out his inner hollow, she fights and insults him until he's pushed into releasing it. The transformation almost slaughters her before the rest of the Visoreds can intervene and bring him down.
%% * CuteLittleFangs: Even says it's her "charm point".
* EnemyWithin: Like the other Visored, she has an Inner Hollow that tried to take over her. What makes her notable is that she took the longest of them to defeat hers, and her time is used as a benchmark when Ichigo is fighting his own Inner Hollow.
* FantasticRacism: Privately told Hirako that she hates Soul Reapers, as well as humans in general. When Shinji, Kensei, Rose and Mashiro rejoin the Gotei 13, she remains in the World of the Living.
* GirlishPigtails: She's childish and keeps her hair in two pigtails.
* GroinAttack: Attempts it on Urahara, once he's appointed as her captain and hurts ''her'' foot. Apparently, he's quite [[IncrediblyLamePun hard]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Hiyori is easily angered and quick to pick fights with everyone. Gin uses this against her by provoking her into rushing blindly in, then bisecting her.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Gin slices her in half when her back is turned. It was so fast that the poor girl only noticed ''when she saw her lower body fly past her.'' The [[{{Bowdlerise}} censored]] version in the anime has her ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice instead.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Uses ''uchi'' as a personal pronoun which is a staple of young women in the Kansai area.
* LeeroyJenkins: She has a tendency to pick fights with people whether she's really strong enough or not, which is seen as early as her baiting Ichigo into using his Hollow form, which nearly kills her. Even more seriously, running straight at the most powerful villain in the series without regard for tactics or bothering to keep an eye on his TheDragon gets her cut down and cleaved in half... literally.
%% * MeaningfulName: Sarugaki means "monkey brat".
* PerpetualFrowner: Hiyori is enraged with the world in general, and is an aggressive, angry personality at the best of times.
* ShoeSlap: Every time Shinji does or says something to annoy her, she pulls off her sandal and slaps him with it.
%% * TokenMiniMoe: And not very happy about it, either.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kensei Muguruma]]
!!!Kensei Muguruma
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->''[[NightmareFace "You're alive, be happy! SMILE!"]]''

A more serious and decisive member of the Visored, though is easily annoyed and temperamental. He was once the captain of the 9th Division with both Mashiro and Tousen under his wing. In addition, he's the first one to be Hollowfied, which technically makes him the oldest Visored. He saved a much younger Shuhei Hisagi from a Hollow, who became a Soul Reaper to try and be like him.

His Zanpakuto is ''Tachikaze'', a trench combat knife that can launch wind-based attacks. His Bankai is ''Tekken Tachikaze'', a pair of armored spiked knuckles.

--> Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/DaveMallow (US)
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%% * {{Badass}}: He's built like a heavy brawler and his zanpakuto is a short military combat knife.
* CombatPragmatist: After having witnessed the speed at which Wonderweiss brings down Mashiro's normally 15-hour Hollowfication mask, he states that he's not the kind to go easy on kids and whips out his bankai immediately, rather than holding back as per the usual Soul Reaper custom.
%% * TheComicallySerious: Unlike Mashiro, he takes almost everything too seriously.
%% * DrillSergeantNasty: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold to see how he comforts a child whose family just died.
%% * EnragedByIdiocy: What really seems to set him off is stupidity, or childish people.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: While not a ''boxer'' per se, he primarily fights with his fists. More or less makes sense, since his shikai takes the form of a trench combat knife, and his bankai something akin to spiked knuckles and armor. The way Tachikaze works is that he sends shockwaves through your body, even if it's just a love tap. Tekken Tachikaze amplifies that to an absurd degree; when punched, it'll feel like your organs are imploding.
%% * HairTriggerTemper: An exchange with him went something like this, though to put in context he's talking to someone who just strolled through an impenetrable and undetectable barrier.
%% --->'''Kensei''': "What... did... she... just... say?!"
%% --->'''Lisa''': "She just asked where the bathroom was! Calm down!"
%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: "Smile, damn it!"
* KnifeNut: His zanpakutou Tachikaze takes the form of a combat knife.
%% * MeaningfulName: "Kensei", meaning swords' saint, is an honorary title given to a warrior of legendary skill in swordsmanship.
* MrFanservice: Well built, gruff and with an outfit that shows his chest off.
* PerpetualFrowner: Maybe he doesn't because he can't smile to begin with? His smile during an attempt to cheer up Hisagi ends up being an unintentional evil grin. He does a little better later, but that's it.
* RealMenWearPink: He's very good at cooking, according to the databooks.
%% * SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Mashiro is very energetic and easy going. Kensei... ''isn't.''
%% * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly to Hisagi's Sensitive.
%% * ShipTease: With ''Mashiro''.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Presumably to show off his more muscle-based physique than [[{{Bishonen}} is normal for the series]] he wears no sleeves.
* TeamChef: He can be seen cooking for the Visoreds as early as Ichigo's original Hollow mask training and the databooks indicate he's a really good cook.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards [[ShipTease Mashiro]]. The prime example when he saves her from Wonderweiss and then [[IWasJustPassingThrough denies that's what he was doing]]. Then he proceeds to [[TranquilFury release his bankai to kick Wonderweiss' ass]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Back when he was a Captain, his shirt was ''constantly open''.
* WouldHurtAChild: After he rescues Mashiro, he tells Wonderweiss that he doesn't care if he's a kid, he's still beating him down.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Interestingly, the Pendulum arc shows his Squad having to hold him back while Mashiro bugs him constantly on a mission...but when he's on his own with her and she, sleeping, accuses him of being a pervert, Kensei ''blushes'' and half-heartedly tells her, "Don't make me smack you!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mashiro Kuna]]
!!!Mashiro Kuna
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->''"How dare you. You ripped my scarf. I'll never forgive you."''

A youthful Visored noted for her rather childish behaviour at most points. She was Kensei's lieutenant, and the second to be Hollowfied. Her zanpakuto is unknown due to fighting only with kicks. She can hold her hollow form much longer than the rest of the group.

--> Voiced by: Creator/AkemiKanda (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (US)
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%% * ActionGirl: Kicks quite a lotta ass, considering she ''was'' a lieutenant, which is still hard to believe since she's pretty immature when off-work.
%% * BewareTheSillyOnes: Oh yes. Her scenes are usually comical, but she was a lieutenant for a reason.
%% * BunnyEarsLawyer: Okay, so Kensei chose her to be the Ninth Division lieutenant... why, exactly?
%% * CallingYourAttacks: [[KickChick "MASHIRO]] [[Franchise/KamenRider KI~CK!"]]
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Probably the spaciest of the Visoreds.
%% * CuteBruiser:
%% * FanGirl: Of {{sentai}} series.
* GeniusDitz: Was able to keep her Hollow mask for 15 hours during her first try. To put it into perspective, during his first try, Ichigo could manage four seconds, tops, and after a month of training he only got it to eleven seconds. The other Visoreds can only last a few minutes with it as well even now.
%% * GogglesDoNothing: Her Hollow mask.
* HiddenBuxom: Her jumpsuit doesn't show off her cleavage, but during the Pendulum arc she looks a lot bustier in her Soul Reapers robes.
* KickChick: Her preferred method of fighting, but she does have a zanpakuto that she never uses. All part of her being a confirmed Franchise/KamenRider ShoutOut. She can even fires Cero, named 'Mashiro Super Cero', just from her kick!
* LeeroyJenkins: Yeah she's strong, but has a total lack of common sense on the battlefield. So much so that when told by Kensei to watch her time limit on her mask. She disregarded the warning, thinking her managing 15 hours was enough to keep fighting. She didn't take into account that her ''powers will still drain'' during fighting and, since she was against Wonderweiss, a particularly powerful Arrancar. She wound up exceeding her mask's power and it broke off her face. Mashiro got severely beaten for her trouble, needing Kensei to bail her out.
%% * MaleGaze: On her ass.
* MsFanservice: She wears a skin-tight unitard, gropes herself when she sleeps and gets several shots accentuating her rather large ass.
%% * OddCouple ShipTease: With ''Kensei''.
* OddFriendship: With the gentle, calm, sensible Hachi, getting rather jealous (in a comical way) when Hachi and Orihime bond over their healing powers.
%% * SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Kensei's Energetic Girl.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Wears a short red or orange scarf as part of her Kamen Rider shoutout design. Ripping it will irritate her.
* ShoutOut: To Kamen Rider; Kubo was influenced by Kamen Rider when designing her jumpsuit, kick attacks, scarf, and hollowfied form and mask.
* SweetTooth: According to the databooks, Kensei once became enraged when Mashiro [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} gave the Visoreds candy when it was her turn to cook dinner.]]
%% * TaremeEyes
* WomanChild: Ditzy, oblivious, tantrum-prone and spacey, even though she looks about 14.
%% * YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rojuro "Rose" Otoribashi]]
!!!Rojuro "Rose" Otoribashi
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->''What manner of guitar could fail to cry when faced with the deaths of so many men? My guitar is already crying.''

A comparatively calm, easy-going Visored, with a seemingly disinterested flair and a thing for music. Former captain of the 3rd Division.

His Zanpakuto is ''Kinshara'' a sound-based whip capable of enveloping his opponents in powerful explosions. His bankai is ''Kinshara Butōdan'', which uses music to create illusions to harm the enemy.

--> Voiced by: Shouto Kashi (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (JP)
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* AnimalMotifs: His Hollow mask resembles a bird.
%% * BadassInANiceSuit: Was one pre-time skip.
%% * CallingYourAttacks: "Kinshara Sokyoku Dai Juichiban - Izayoi Bara!", "Arpeggio!"
* DidntSeeThatComing: When he explains his power depends on sound, his opponent goes to the extreme length of deliberately destroying his own ear-drums so that deafness will grant him immunity to Rose's power.
* ExplainingYourPowersToTheEnemy: Once he enters Bankai, he explains how his power works and the relevance of it being sound-based. As a result, Mask takes the extreme and shocking measure of destroying his own ear-drums to protect himself from Rose's power.
* GoodIsNotNice: Butchers Mask's compatriot and fanboy James, who is unarmed and is a cheering fan rather than a fighter, in order to gain an advantage over the Stern Ritter. He showed zero remorse or hesitance regarding the affair.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His justification of bifurcating James. It's supposed to be the only way of defeating Mask, who cannot be killed until James is.
* LogicalWeakness: His bankai requires his target to be able to hear sounds, thus it will not work on the deaf.
* MusicalAssassin: His Zanpakuto abilities are based around music.
* OhCrap:
** When he realises he and Love are surrounded by Starrk's wolves, which he assumes are Ceroes, and discovers they're actually bombs.
** When Mask de Masculine crushes his eardrums to avoid Rose's sound-based power, Rose is shocked.
%% * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Love's Manly Man.
* ShoutOut: His Bankai's techniques are named after actual pieces of orchestral music.
* SlasherSmile: He shows one off while using his bankai on Mask de Masculine. It was eerily reminiscent of the ones given by Szayelaporro.
* SuperPowerLottery: Rose is actually ''right up there'' with Shinji and Aizen. Rose's Bankai, Kinshara Butōdan, has the ability to generate illusions through sound. As such, so long as the target can hear Rose's music, they will fall prey to the illusions generated by his Zanpakutō. The added perk, however, is these illusions are convincing enough they the target believes they are real, and thus, cause actual, physical damage. Due to controlling sound, these illusions are unblockable unless the user is rendered deaf, which Mask exploited.
%% * ThoseTwoGuys: Mainly seen with Love.
* TorsoWithAView: Mask de Masculine shoots his star beam through Rose's stomach.
%% * TheTragicRose: He and the other Visoreds got a pretty raw deal.
%% * WarriorPoet: Given his whole obsession about art in everything he does - his Bankai's abilities are even named after real modern day songs - he's probably the biggest one in the series.
%% * WhatTheHellHero: Mask de Masculine calls him out on slaughtering an innocent and unarmed fan after he tears James into half. Rose attacked James in response to the discovery that Mask won't die unless James first does. However, Mask also viewed himself as the hero and the Soul Reapers as the villains.
* WhipItGood: His zanpakuto Kinshara is a whip.
* WouldHurtAChild: Rose isn't above tearing a young boy in half if it means weakening his opponent.
* YourMindMakesItReal: His bankai uses sound to create illusions of elemental attacks. As long as the victim can hear the sound, the illusions cause actual harm.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hachigen "Hachi" Ushoda]]
!!!Hachigen "Hachi" Ushoda
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->''"In Soul Society, there is no being with 'God' in its name other than the Soul Reaper[[note]]The Japanese term Shinigami literally means Death God[[/note]]. That is why we cannot understand the significance of your words... Please forgive our impiety, oh God of Hueco Mundo."''

The largest and friendliest of the Visoreds, quite kind-hearted and subservient to the more authoritative members. He was the lieutenant of the Kidou corps, under Tessai's wing. Despite his gentle appearance and demeanor, he is an exceptionally capable combatant.

--> Voiced by: Creator/TakashiNagasako (JP), Joe Ochman (US)
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* {{Badass}}: You wouldn't know it from looking at him, but he actually has the best combat performance of all the Visored, defeating both the Hollowified Kensei and Mashiro easily in "Turn Back the Pendulum" and being the only Visored to actually defeat one of Aizen's top Espada - the ''second'' strongest one at that.
* BarrierWarrior: His speciality is Bakudou (Binding Spells). He explains to Orihime that he doesn't have the mentality for battle so had to learn how to be useful in war. His barriers are his way of fighting.
%% * BeehiveBarrier: Hachigen's Kikai no Joumon.
%% * BewareTheNiceOnes: He's an amazing spellcaster capable of feats so far unparalleled, mostly dealing with support and defensive skills.
%% * CallingYourAttacks: Various Kido spells.
* GentleGiant: Within the Visored band, he's the largest and nicest one you'll likely ever meet. He's too gentle for war and apologises whenever he kills.
* HandicappedBadass: After several failed attempts by him and Sui-Fon to kill Baraggan, he finally does it by using kido to teleport his decaying hand into Baraggan's stomach, allowing the death aura to spread to him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lisa Yadomaru]]
!!!Lisa Yadomaru
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->''"The enemy of my enemy is my friend! That should be a good enough reason to fight together."''

The calmest of the female Visoreds, a bit secretive, aloof and detached, but around as irritable and tomboyish as Hiyori from above. Was the ex-lieutenant of the 8th Division. She seemed to be very caring for Nanao when she was just a child.

Her zanpakuto is ''Haguro Tonbo'', a lengthy Shaolin spade.

--> Voiced by: Kanako Hatori (JP), Creator/TaraPlatt (US)
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* ActionGirl: She favors direct combat and is pretty self reliant.
%% * BadassBookworm: In the few fights she's ever been in, she's a pretty impressive swordswoman.
%% * BareYourMidriff: Her uniform ''does'' seem rather tight, after all.
* BiTheWay: Clearly has ShipTease with her ex-captain, but reads about bikini-clad woman to the extent where Ichigo calls her a pervert. Then she gets REALLY defensive.
%% * BladeOnAStick: Her zanpakuto is Haguro Tonbo.
%% * BraidsOfAction: Her hair is fairly long, but it's tightly braided.
* CoolBigSis: To Nanao, back when Lisa was Shunsui's lieutenant and Nanao was a very young child. She used to help Nanao with reading, and Nanao used to look forward to her time with Lisa.
%% * CovertPervert: She tries to hide it, but she's terrible at it.
%% --> "The more hidden something is, the more you want to see it".
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In the World of the Living, she favours the sailor uniform look. Her Soul Reaper uniform consisted of the kosode only, leaving her legs bare. The Kosode, when belted, acted as a sort of mini-dress that was almost shorter than her modern day mini-skirts.
* {{Joshikousei}}: She wears a sailor uniform despite not even being a student.
%% * KansaiRegionalAccent: Like Shinji and Hiyori.
* LovableSexManiac: Openly reads pornographic {{Josei}} manga and swimsuit magazines, even sharing them with Love and, [[UnreliableNarrator she claims]], Ichigo.
-->'''Lisa''': I-I'm not a pervert! I-I'm just really curious!
-->'''Kensei''': (''in the background brushing his teeth'') Isn't that the definition of a pervert?
* MagicSkirt: Even when she's [[http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/4dee87c668ffaa0d73c4b0d1263d5f1b/http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7364/lisafightichigo.jpg upside down]] and spinning her legs around like a helicopter, we don't see anything underneath her skirt.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears a pair of serious looking glasses, which generally fits her serious attitude.
* MsFanservice: She has a thing for showing off her legs, her midriff and the curves on her back, due to the sailor uniform she struts around with a lot of the time. Even in her time as a lieutenant, she wore a miniskirt.
%% * PerpetualFrowner: Like most of her fellow Visoreds.
* ShesGotLegs: In both of her outfits, the sailor uniform and the shihakusho, she shows off her legs in full galore with those mid-thigh skirts.
* TheSouthpaw: She's ambidextrous but seems to prefer to use her left hand to hold her sword.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is sometimes spelt as "Risa".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Her resemblance to Nanao both in terms of looks, personality and the fact that she is Nanao's direct predecessor as Kyoraku's Lieutenant might even push her into GenerationXerox territory. She is a lot more outgoing and less uptight than Nanao. It's also very strongly implied that it's because of Lisa's fate that Kyouraku is so over-protective of Nanao.
* {{Tsundere}}: She breaks ranks with the other Visoreds to make sure her former Captain, Shunsui is okay... and after seeing he is, kicks him in the head a few times, calls him an idiot, and tells him to stay back and watch while she shows off how strong she's become.
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[[folder:Love Aikawa]]
!!!Love Aikawa
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->''"There isn't anyone that doesn't feel something when their buddy goes down. If they get demoralized, then you exploit that. If they get enraged then you beat them before they can go crazy. Either way... victory comes to those that strike first!"''

A laid-back, easy-going manga reader, somewhat carefree with a slight tough-guy feel. Was the ex-captain of the 7th Division.

His zanpakuto is ''Tengumaru'', a gargantuan spiked club capable of dealing fire-based attacks.

--> Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Creator/TravisWillingham (US)
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* AlternateCharacterReading: The characters in his name mean "net" and "military", but their On'yomi (Chinese) readings are "ra" and "bu" - and love is often approximated in Japanese as "rabu", which is presumably why their pronunciation is in katakana rather than hiragana.
* {{Badass}}: He tears ''Gillians'' in half with his bare hands.
%% * CallingYourAttacks: "Hifuki no Koduchi!"
%% * CarryABigStick: His zanpakuto - Tengumaru.
* CoolShades: He almost always has a pair of large sunglasses on.
* FunnyAfro: He has a big afro with five points on it.
* HonorBeforeReason: He objects to Kyoraku interfering with his battle against Starrk even though he and Rose were about to be killed.
%% * PlayingWithFire: One of Tengumaru's special abilities.
%% * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Rose's Sensitive Guy.
* SunglassesAtNight: He almost always has a pair of large sunglasses on.
* ThoseTwoGuys: One of the least developed visoreds and generally paired with Rose when they appear.
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