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Characters: Bleach Arrancars
Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's Bleach
. This page deals with the non-Espada Arrancars and Hollows
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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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Privarons and Ex-Espada
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
"One who possesses reason should require a reason to fight."
Initially introduced as a child-like Arrancar girl
with her two companions and pet Hollow worm, Nel encountered Ichigo, Ishida and Sado back at the Hueco Mundo desert. 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. While still very much comic relief, Nel accompanied Ichigo during his fights with Dordoni Socaccio, Ulquiorra Cifer and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, before her status as a former Espada was revealed by Nnoitra Gilga, her Ignored Enemy
during their time as Espadas. Even in her true form, she is childlike, gentle and innocent. She abhors fighting, but has a great deal of martial skill.
Her zanpakuto is known as Gamuza
. It transforms her into a centaur wielding a lance.
- Action Girl: One of the strongest female characters, as seen when she nearly defeats Nnoitra.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The manga showed her with green hair, while the anime has her with bluish-green hair.
- Animal Motif: She is goat-antelope (and true antelope) themed. Her mask is sheep horns (a goat-antelope), she is a Big Eater as per goat stereotypes. 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.
- Archenemy: She and Nnoitra have incompatible philosophies. She believes in never fighting without reason and avoiding it if possible, he believes fighting itself is a reason to fight. He hates women, especially women in positions of authority over him, as Nel used to be and Harribel is. Nel dismisses his philosophy and refuses to see him as a warrior. As a result, she feels he needs to be watched over to prevent himself from getting into more trouble than he can handle. Eventually, he rips off her fraccions' masks, smashes her mask and throws her out of Las Noches.
- Attack Hello: 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.
- Badass: She's the former third Espada and was able to match Nnoitra until her ability to sustain her adult form ran out.
- Badass Adorable: She's capable of going toe to toe with Nnoitra... and then she takes a break to bear-hug Ichigo. Shows that she's still a kid at heart.
- Badass and Child Duo: The immature and comedic Child to Ichigo.She subverts it after returning to her adult form.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why Nel follows Ichigo, protects him from Dordoni, shows concern over his injuries and, ultimately, transforms back into her unbelievably hot adult form to fight Nnoitra.
- Big Eater: 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.
- Catch and Return: Her "Cero Doble" technique lets her inhale energy attacks and send them back with double the power.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: After Rukia appears in Hueco Mundo, Nel clings to Ichigo while giving Rukia a bona-fide Death Glare. When Rukia asks why she's looking at her like that, Nel demands to know what her relationship with Ichigo is. The scene is anime-only filler and never occurs in the manga.
- Clothing Damage: 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.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: From a hyper child, to a buxom battle-babe, she is not one you'd want to mess with.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: 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.
- Declaration of Protection: When she returns to her adult form, she declares her intent to protect Ichigo by crushing Nnoitra. It doesn't turn out as planned, but she comes pretty close.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She is barefoot everywhere apart from the flashbacks. Extra badassery points go to her for blocking the sharp side of Nnoitra's axe... thing, with her bare sole!
- Dual Age Modes: Nel looks like a little girl, but can revert to her adult form.
- Easy Amnesia: After getting hit in the head by Nnoitra and having her Hollow mask broken.
- Facial Markings: She has a red line that stretches horizontally across her face, right below her eyes. It loosely mimics half of the facial markings of the gemsbok, the form she takes in resureccion.
- Fountain of Youth: Due to Nnoitra attacking her from behind, she suddenly and inexplicably turns into a child - something that even Szayelaporro found odd. Since he cracked her mask, she also gets Easy Amnesia.
- Genki Girl: 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.
- The Glomp: To Ichigo, combined with Attack Hello, to the point where she almost kills him. Notably, both the anime and the manga depict it as much more sexual than you'd expect. Her arms were wrapped over his neck, her chest was pressed against his torso and her legs were straddling his waist. The anime went so far as to have her humping him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime only, she gives Rukia a Death Glare when it becomes clear that she's very close to Ichigo.
- In-Series Nickname: Pesche and Dondochakka both call her "Nel," something both Ichigo and Orihime adopted.
- Jousting Lance: In Resureccion mode, her Zanpakuto blade transforms into a lance, which she throws with with a drill-like effect at Nnoitra, pinning him down.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: 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.
- Martial Pacifist: According to Pesche, Nelliel hated fighting, but when your Ignored Enemy happens to be Nnoitra Gilga, it's hard for her to avoid it as much as she'd like.
- Mood-Swinger: She's calm and silent while fighting Nnoitra. Then she turns around, looks at Ichigo, and jumps through the air while she glomps him. Unlike most examples, this is very much Played for Laughs... and then when Nnoitra gets back up, she immediately returns to being calm.
- Ms. Fanservice: When she morphs into her adult form, due to the general lack of clothing revealing her rather voluptuous figure.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Her way of showing affection to Ichigo? Attack Hello plus The Glomp. Her way of getting his attention? Attack Hello. Her way of pretty much everything to do with Ichigo? Make sure he has as little personal space as possible.
- Not Worth Killing: Whenever she fought Nnoitra in the backstory, because she felt he wasn't a true warrior at the time.
- Oh, Crap: When she realizes Ichigo, Rukia, and Renji are Soul Reapers she panics, thinking they're evil monsters who kill poor, innocent Hollows for sport.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Nel's released animal form is a gemsbok, though it's frequently mistaken for a horse's body because of the tail and, in the anime, her hooves. Plus the fact that centaurs are generally half horses and not half antelopes.
- Power of Friendship: 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.
- Scars Are Forever/Beauty Is Never Tarnished: The scar between her eyes, thanks to Nnoitra.
- She's All Grown Up: Ichigo and Orihime's reaction when she first changed back to adult form, as well as that of the drooling fanboys.
- Sleep Mode Size: Thanks to the wound to her mask, her body couldn't hold her normal power anymore and she reverted into a very young child.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Officially, it's Nelliel, but Neliel seems to be more commonly used. Considering the Spanish theme of Arrancar names, this should actually make the pronunciation of the double l in the middle more like a y or j depending on accent, which doesn't help.
- Statuesque Stunner: In her adult form, she's tall and extremely busty.
- The Stoic: During her Espada days, she was pretty reserved, only speaking down on Nnoitra, whom she considered weak.
- Stripperiffic: In her adult form, Nell's garbs turn into this. It's justified by virtue of her previously wearing a sack that can hardly cover her fully body anymore in adult form.
- Tender Tears: Nel cries. A lot. Happy tears, sad tears, she's quite the crybaby who shows a lot of concern for her friends.
- Territorial Smurfette: Rukia is the first female character she has on-screen interaction with. In the anime only, her first action is to act hostile toward her due to jealousy over Ichigo. In the manga, this scene never happens.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Coldly rebukes Nnoitra for slaughtering a village of Adjuchas while they're searching for Vasto Lordes, spelling out exactly why she looks down on him. This cements his determination to kill her.
- Third-Person Person: In her child form, she calls herself by her name, never "I" or "me".
- Verbal Tic: Nel has a lisp in her child form.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: 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.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Notable in that it's the only other time we've seen her adult form, as she appears in one of the colored volume spreads with a green swimsuit alongside Rangiku, Orihime, and Rukia. She's wearing a white coat and green boots as well.
"How unfortunate for you, captain. You don't get to kill me. Don't forget my face because the next time we meet, I'll twist off that tiny head of yours and crush it!"
Extremely short-lived 6th Espada that replaced Grimmjow when his arm was destroyed by Tousen. He is flamboyant and does not take insults well. His Zanpakuto is Trepadora. After Orihime resurrects his arm, Grimmjow kills Luppi to regain his status.
His zanpakuto is known as Trepadora
, and upon transformation it gives him multiple tentacles to attack his enemies with.
- Asshole Victim: His smug attitude and overly-flamboyant demeanor, coupled with his needless attempt at skewering Rangiku's boobs, makes his death at Grimmjow's hands pretty sweet.
- Camp Straight: Despite his flamboyance, he flirts with Rangiku at one point.
- Combat Tentacles: Eight of them, and they're capable of protruding spikes, too.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: He hides his hands inside his slightly oversized sleeves half the time. It's a combination of "cute" and "creepy". Considering his androgyny, boastful attitude, and belligerent creepiness, it basically serves to make him less likeable.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: once he gets his arm back, Grimmjow looks over at Luppi and stabs him through the chest with his arm.
- Sissy Villain: Flamboyant, fruity, and exceedingly effeminate, he even tops Szayelaporro in this regard.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's a worthy successor to Grimmjow's rank, but is completely unaware how powerful his predecessor was.
- Smug Snake: 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.
- The Undead: In the manga, he's reanimated by Mayuri (with his torso almost completely intact) to battle Giselle Gewelle's zombies.
- Villainous Breakdown: A rare, non-combat example. When he sees Orihime's Reality Warper powers, Luppi freaks the hell out in utter disbelief, and even yells at Aizen that "she's not a God!"
- The Worf Effect: A very rare villainous version. His power level was established after his battle with Captain Hitsugaya's advance squad. However, as soon as Grimmjow's power and strength is restored, Grimmjow one-shots him to death giving the reader a clear demonstration of just how much more dangerous for the protagonists Grimmjow is compared to Luppi.
Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio
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
, and it allows him to summon cyclones from his legs.
- Accent Adaptation: In the anime, Dordoni was given a Spanish accent to go with the Gratuitous Spanish he threw around in the original.
- Badass: Easily one of the strongest non-Espada arrancar. He destroyed a Getsuga Tenshou with a kick.
- Blow You Away: When released he gets wind-based powers.
- Dance Battler: As a way to show that he's not taking the fight all too seriously, he starts off fighting as if he was a dancer. He stops after he decides to fight more seriously.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Was a former Espada before the more powerful ones came along, eventually being demoted to the rank of Privaron. He never forgot how it felt to be one, and his main motivation to forcing Ichigo to fight him at full strength, even going so far as to attack Nel, is because he believed that defeating him, Aizen would allow him to "stand at the top" again.
- Large Ham: Bombastic, loud, and very expressive, Sand incredibly talkative all the while.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's introduced... tripping as he's tailgating Ichigo. As a result of that and his general hamminess, Ichigo doesn't take him seriously at first, but he reveals that he used to be an Espada, and goes to beat the shit of him for daring to hold back so much.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Acts like a total moron, then he suddenly injures Ichigo, deflects his attack and scolds him for underestimating his opponent.
- One-Winged Angel: Courtesy of his Zanpakuto, which actually nets him a pretty good fight against Shikai Ichigo. It makes him a power-kick style Arrancar with the ability to summon large snake-bird things from his legs.
- The Undead: Reanimated by Mayuri to battle Giselle's zombies.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to end most of his sentences addressed at Ichigo by calling him "Niño", which is Spanish for "boy".
- Villain's Dying Grace: Holds off the Exequias to allow Ichigo to escape.
- Worthy Opponent: Eventually sees Ichigo as this, going so far as to sacrifice himself to allow him to escape. Heck, part of his motivation to fighting Giselle's zombies willingly is because he was promised a chance to meet Ichigo again.
- Would Hurt a Child: He decides to attack Nel in order to force Ichigo to draw on his full power.
105th Arrancar and ex-Espada. She's a rather rude and cocky sort who hates being interrupted. She fights Uryu Ishida in the lair of the Privaron Espada, and is finished off by Rudbornn for failing to defeat him. She also bares a very close physical resemblance to Beast
Her zanpakutou, Golondrina
, transforms her into swallow-like form with an energy blade attached to her tail.
- Batman Gambit: 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, prompting Uryu to fire his arrows in other directions as opposed to simply in front of her. It destroyed most of the pillars as a result... which was exactly what she wanted, because he created more openings for her whippings. She could weave it around more erratically, since he wouldn't have much else left to hide.
- Clipped Wing Angel: Literally; she discards the arms, wings and feathers of her One-Winged Angel form to use her spiritual energy more efficiently, but she calls it the equivalent to severing a limb.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: She fights in it throughout her battle with Ishida, even after releasing Golondrina. Pesche even lampshades it by trying to sneak a peak underneath.
- Dark Action Girl: She's quite the rude and cocky bitch, which she more than makes up with by being a fairly tough fighter.
- Dominatrix: Heavily reminiscent of the concept, right down to the whip, the haughtiness, the slight sadism, her status as The Tease slightly, the dismissive demeanor towards Ishida, and the constant Trash Talk delivered to Ishida.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: After Ishida spares her (in a form of Cruel Mercy), she's suddenly accosted by the Exequias and killed off-screen under Szayelaporro's orders.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: A pretty fair fighter with a really good fashion sense, apparently preferring the white-colored Gothic Lolita look, although she's much older than the typical example.
- Facial Markings: Purple tear drops on her cheeks.
- Foreshadowing: A silhouette of a pair of bare legs was seen in Szayelaporro's lab after Mayuri opened the front doors. Much later on, it's revealed that she was resurrected as The Undead by Mayuri to fight in the final battle.
- Modesty Shorts: In the anime's Arrancar Encyclopedia segments she tells Gin she has armor under her skirt just in case people look up it while she's flying.
- Ms. Fanservice: 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.
- She's Got Legs: Her outfit seems to be specifically designed for exposing her legs.
- Stocking Filler: A very unconventional one, at that. You see those purple lines on her legs? Those are her stockings, thin as they are. Those white clips on her socks and circular bands are her garters, as they somehow connect the stockings to her legs.
- The Tease: Exhibits this behavior in two volume spreads. One where she takes off her boots and grins at the camera. The other when she wraps her whip around her legs and waist, again with the grin.
- The Undead: Reanimated by Mayuri to battle Giselle's zombies.
- Vibro Weapon: The blades she attacks with in her released form.
- Whip It Good: Uses a whip, matching her dominatrix theme.
107th Arrancar and ex-Espada. His Zanpakuto is Dragra. He usually takes it easy unless his opponent does give a challenge which Chad does. He was last seen being healed by Isane.
His Zanpakutou, Dragra
, armors him up and gives him the ability to fire concentrated energy blasts.
Voiced by: Masato Funaki (JP), Greg Eagles (EN)
- Affably Evil: Compared to two other Privarons, he has more honorable side.
- Anti-Villain: Has no qualms about fighting Sado, but he's honorable enough to warn Chad of an attack by Nnoitra.
- Mythical Motifs: His Zanpakuto means "Dragon Fang" and its shape resembles a giant chinese dragon.
- Power Fist: Does good in the first half of the fight, doesn't do shit the second half.
- Odd Name Out: His Zanpakuto is the only one whose name isn't a Spanish term or even an existing word at all.
Fraccion and Numeros
Arrancar 11 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. He first appears with Grimmjow and Di Roy, as one of the twenty Arrancars present when Ulquiorra gave his report to Aizen over Ichigo's development. Agreeing with Grimmjow that Ichigo should've died before he grew powerful enough to oppose them, Shawlong and Grimmjow led an unauthorized mission to kill anyone with even the slightest amount of spirit energy. Shawlong and Nakeem had over to Orihime Inoue's house; they confront Toshiro Hitsugaya and Rangiku Matsumoto. He was killed by Hitsugaya.
In his backstory, he was an Adjuchas that led a group of Hollows in a quest to become Vasto Lordes, namely Edorad Liones, Yylfordt Granz, Nakeem Grindina and Di Roy Linker. One day, they stumbled across a tiny Adjuchas whom they attempted to hunt, but his retaliation caused several of them to be "eaten." Shawlong, recognizing Grimmjow's strength, invited him to join the group as their "king," a fellowship of Adjuchas to become Vasto Lorde-class Menos. However, when it became clear that they couldn't evolve any further, they asked Grimmjow to eat a part of each of them, so they wouldn't regress back into Gillians.
His zanpakuto, Tijireta
, gives him an earwig motif with razor-sharp claws.
- Animal Motif: 'Tijireta' means earwig. His resurreccion is earwig-themed, and his form when he was still Adjuchas-class Hollow is a humanoid earwig.
- Badass: Despite losing pretty spectacularly, he utterly eviscerated Captain Hitsugaya (requiring immediate and intense medical care), even though he's a Gillian (as far as Hitsugaya and Aizen are concerned).
- Blood Knight: He admits he enjoys the prospect of having to fight a captain, leading to a Psychotic Smirk.
- Combat Pragmatist: He fully believes that Ichigo should be killed before he becomes a problem, a sentiment he shared with Grimmjow.
- No Body Left Behind: Nearly identically to Di Roy. As soon as Hitsugaya encases him within an ice sculpture, it melts into thousands of little pieces, with Shawlong following suit.
- Oh, Crap: When Nakeem and Yylfordt die, he flashes one before attempting to retreat.
- Perpetual Frowner: Under most circumstances, he never really changes his expression. Only when he learns that he's fighting a captain and when he realizes he's lost does his face change at all.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Edorad, Yylfordt and Nakeem all die, he runs for the hills.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: While all Arrancars have bone-like released forms, Shawlong's "Tijereta" fits especially.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's polite, well-mannered, and very calm while slicing apart Hitsugaya's body.
- Speed Blitz: When he released Tijereta, Hitsugaya couldn't even react when Shawlong diagonally slashes through his shoulder to his waist.
- The Stoic: He's incredibly calm, particularly compared to the talkative Yylfordt, cocky Di Roy, sadistic Grimmjow, and battle-hungry Edorad.
- Underestimating Badassery: He assumes that Hitsugaya is fighting at full strength when he's actually under a massive limiter.
- Wolverine Claws: Turns his fingers into extremely sharp claws after releasing his Zanpakuto.
- You Can't Fight Fate: He abandoned his quest to become a Vasto Lorde after eating thousands of hollows and not advancing, believing it was some predetermined factor that was decided long before he became Hollows. The sentiment was shared by Di Roy, Nakeem, Yylfordt and Edorad.
Arrancar 13 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. Edorad is a member of Grimmjow's Fraccion who participates in attacking Karakura Town without Aizen's permission.
He wields Volcanica
, which lets him upgrade his physical abilities with fire.
- Affably Evil: While very much dismissive and vicious like any other Arrancar, Edorad actually adopts Ikkaku's views of honor and respect, and dies smiling, content with what he learned from his enemy. He also finds the Blood Knight philosophy, to fight for sport, to be disturbing.
- Anime Hair: Even in this series, he has an incredibly bizarre hair style, which includes a spikey and long red half on his left with a butch-styled black half on his right. It is physically impossible to have that.
- Badass: Despite being a Gillian (according to Hitsugaya and Aizen), he almost killed a full-powered, Bankai-wielding Ikkaku - the latter even said he only survived due to pure luck.
- Character Development: Hard to imagine, sure, but when the first started, he doesn't think of Ikkaku (a 3rd Seat) as a threat, and refuses to introduce himself because of that. Ikkaku claims that introductions are a last courtesy for the person that you're about to kill. Later into the fight, Edorad revealed his full name to Ikkaku, and just before he dies, he admits that he's glad Ikkaku revealed his name to him.
- Combat Pragmatist: When Ikkaku sees Keigo Asano, Edorad takes the time to punch Ikkaku through a wall.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Edorad is deeply disturbed upon realising Ikkaku's motive for fighting is just to have fun and that that his style is to throw away skill in favour of fighting on luck alone.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He's the one that explained how Hierro works, and revealed how Arrancars go One-Winged Angel.
- Face Death with Dignity: Unlike many other Arrancars, Edorad peacefully accepts his final fate, smiling just before he dies as he admits he's glad Ikkaku revealed his name to the Arrancar. None of his comrades ever fell with such grace.
- Genius Bruiser: He looks large, imposing and brutish but he's also pretty clever, since he figures out Ikkaku's fighting style after a brief clash.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Uses them against Ikkaku, particularly in his One-Winged Angel form.
- Graceful Loser: Just before he died, he admitted that he was glad that he knew the name of the man who killed him.
- Multicolored Hair: Black on the left and red on the right.
- Playing with Fire: Volcanica grants him this ability to his fists.
- Power Fist: Volcano-powered fists, at that.
- Smug Super: Refuses to reveal his name to what he thought was a Red Shirt. Unlike most, he grows out of this mindset by the end of his fight with Ikkaku.
- Spell My Name with an "S": He's either "Edrad Liones" or "Edorad Leones".
- Torso with a View: Hollow hole aside, Ikkaku kills Edorad by tearing off the flesh from the right side of his stomach.
- Worthy Opponent: He acknowledges Ikkaku as one in the end.
Arrancar 14 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. The largest and fattest member of Grimmjow's Fraccion. He rarely ever speaks, preferring to silently stand around, observing what the others do. Participating in the first assault on Karakura Town, he faced Rangiku Matsumoto, and appeared to defeat her without any damage done to either one. However, that was a ruse - she was calling for the Power Limiter
to get lifted, so she could fight him better, and successfully killed him with her Zanpakuto.
- Dies Wide Shut: The last shot that we see of him in the anime is his eyes being wide open as the blood pours out of his chest, courtesy of Rangiku Matsumoto.
- Dumb Muscle: No, Nakeem. One kick isn't enough to defeat a Lieutenant. He also neglected to finish her off after that off-screen Curb-Stomp Battle, even though she was completely unharmed.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He explains the Arrancar speed movement is called Sonidou which is enough for Rangiku to work out it's barely any different to Shunpou, except for the sound it makes. Her skill at shunpou is far superior to his skill at sonidou so she defeats him easily.
- Giant Mook: Big and somewhat tough looking, but just a mook when you get down to it. Once the limiter was gone, he quickly dies from a single slash to his shoulder.
- I Got Bigger: Odd example. After he "defeats" Matsumoto, Nakeem appears to have grown much larger than the other times we saw him.
- Perpetual Frowner: His face is a perpetual scowl.
- Speed Blitz: Tried it on Rangiku, but she counters by using it on him instead.
- The Stoic: He's always calm, with a scowl on his face at all times. The only time he changes expression is when he dies.
- The Quiet One: Nakeem only ever spoke once (in the manga) or twice (in the anime).
Arrancar 15, Grimmjow's Fraccion and the older brother of Szayelaporro. A tall, blond-haired man with an effeminate face, Yylfordt joins Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in attacking Karakura Town without authorization.
His zanpakutou, Del Toro
, transforms him into a bull with enhanced physical strength.
- Badass: Largely overpowered a Bankai-wielding lieutenant, despite being a Fraccion. After Renji wins, he admits that if he hadn't caught Ylfordt by surprise when the power limiter came off he might have lost.
- Barehanded Blade Block: When he looked over to Di Roy's location after the latter was killed, Yylfordt effortlessly blocks Renji's Bankai without suffering a scratch.
- Bishōnen: The most effeminate of the group under Grimmjow.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: While evil kinda stretches it, he's rather abrasive and condescending, loves carving up his enemies needlessly, and Would Hurt a Child.
- Catch Phrase: He says "brother" more times than Hulk Hogan.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Szayelaporro planted spycam insects within Yylfordt. These insects record everything that he saw, which is what Szayelaporro used to analyze Abarai's Bankai and figure out how to counter it. It sets up the later reveal that Mayuri's done exactly the same to Uryuu, allowing him to analyse Szayel before ever meeting him.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When he goes One-Winged Angel, he effortlessly stabs through Renji and Ururu.
- Jerkass: Slicing Renji apart in addition to taunting him for the duration of their fight.
- No Body Left Behind: Renji's Hikotsu Taiho obliterates Yylfordt
- Talking Is a Free Action: Especially when your skin is hard enough to block a sword from slicing you.
- Would Hurt a Child: Especially if the kid hits him first.
D Roy Rinker
D Roy Rinker
Arrancar 16 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. Originally appeared way
earlier as the guy scolding Grand Fisher for losing to Ichigo. He later shows up as one of the twenty Arrancars present when Yammy and Ulquiorra reported back to Aizen over Ichigo's development. He participates in Grimmjow's unauthorized assault in Karakura Town.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Apparently needed to do so in order to join Grimmjow's assault.
- Barehanded Blade Block: He blocks Rukia's sealed zanpakutou with his bare hand.
- Boisterous Weakling: After almost killing Sado and blocking Rukia's unsealed sword, he appears to be very dangerous. However, he's defeated the moment Rukia releases her power. Upon realising he's dead, his companions dismiss him as a weakling who, despite insisting on joining the invasion team, couldn't put his money where his mouth was.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He first official appearance is in Chapter 199 when Grimmjow invades the living world. However, his first appearance is actually in Chapter 25. He was watching Grand Fisher getting transformed into an Arrancar, and scolded him for losing to Ichigo.
- Combat Pragmatist: He makes sure to catch Sado with a Speed Blitz and Rukia off-guard when she's talking to Ichigo.
- Eye Beams: He fires his Cero by pulling off the bandage that conceals his right eye, but he wasn't able to use it quick enough.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: None of his comrades ever seemed to like him. Hell, they even took the time to talk trash about him after he died.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Grimmjow gave him a permanent one when they were still Hollows. That bandage on his helmet was meant to cover up a wound that would never heal.
- No Body Left Behind: Rukia froze the water in the air around D Roy, freezing him solid as a result. The ice cracks and dissolves, killing D Roy in the process.
- Small Name, Big Ego: To an extent. He claims that fighting in the air is his specialty, even though almost everyone else can fight in the air.
- Speed Blitz: So fast he nearly murdered Sado before he could even look at him properly.
- Spell My Name with an "S": While the MASKED datebook spells his last name as "Rinker", but other translations have called him "D Roy Linker", Dee Roy Linker", etc.
Arrancar 17. He originally showed up as the guy who turned Grand Fisher into an Arrancar. Re-appeared with Demoura as the guards of an underground passageway to Las Noches. Unlike most Arrancars, Aisslinger fused with his Zanpakuto, hence why his appearance is more Hollow-like than humanoid.
- Animal Motifs: Due to being an imperfect Arrancar, Aisslinger is much more avian than he is human.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: His central belief is that strength is power and power is authority, and it is the reason he follows Aizen.
- Become Your Weapon: Aisslinger fused with his Zanpakuto instead of sealing his Hollow form into it.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In the manga, Aisslinger was the one that turned Grand Fisher into an Arrancar.
- Cool Mask: Aisslinger has one Badass-looking helmet, right there.
- More Dakka: 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.
- In-Series Nickname: Demoura calls him "Aiss".
- Load-Bearing Boss: When both Aisslinger and Demoura are defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Aisslinger is the calmer and analytical Blue Oni. Demoura is the dumber and instinct-driven Red Oni.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Aisslinger thought of himself as an Evil Genius, confident in his firing ability being more than enough to overwhelm Ishida. Put bluntly, he was wrong.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Aisslinger resents having to work with Demoura.
- Those Two Bad Guys: He's paired with Demoura - whose side he never leaves - in a group battle against Chad and Uryu. They're defeated rather quickly.
- The Worf Barrage: His Una Terotear, which he claimed was his greatest weapon. Turns out, 108 blasts of energy didn't do much against 1,200 energy arrows.
Arrancar 18. He guards an underground passageway to Las Noches in Hueco Mundo, along with Aisslinger. He's none too bright, and he seems to dislike Aisslinger. He appears to be an incomplete Arrancar, who lacks a Zanpakuto, but retains a Hollow mask.
Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (JP), JB Blanc
- Animal Motifs: He resembles a worm due to being an imperfect Arrancar.
- Applied Phlebotinum: Demoura gathers Reishi through his hands, enhancing his punches enough that it breaks the pavement rather profoundly.
- The Brute: Big, dumb and strong. Demoura is basically around to smash stuff.
- Dumb Muscle: Demoura is none too bright, which is evident in his speech pattern, but he's smart enough to use Applied Phlebotinum against Sado.
- Face Framed in Shadow: When he first appeared, chasing Ichigo, Sado and Ishida through a narrow hallway.
- Facial Markings: Demoura has enlarged purple tribal tattoos down his cheeks.
- Load-Bearing Boss: When both Aisslinger and Demoura are defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both.
- Overly Long Tongue: He actually weaponizes it, via enlarging it in a manner similar to Gin Ichimaru's Shinso. He uses it on Chad, who just... punches it.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Demoura is the more Hot-Blooded Red Oni to Aisslinger's more rational Blue Oni.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Demoura doesn't like having to work with a guy that keeps calling him stupid.
- Those Two Bad Guys: He's only ever seen with Aisslinger, whom he was paired with against Chad and Ishida.
- The Worf Barrage: Demoura had his long tongue. Boasted about it as his best weapon. Didn't mean anything against Chad.
Arrancar 20 and Baraggan's Fraccion. Chuhlhourne is a large, bulky and muscular Arrancar who announces himself as Baraggan's Number One Fraccion. His mannerisms and dress style border on those of a stereotypical Drag Queen
He wields Reina de Rosas
, which upgrades his physical capabilities, and lets him use flashy - but impractical - attacks.
- Adaptation Expansion: His fight with Yumichika lasts longer in the anime.
- Affably Evil: He's odd as hell, but he has a better moral compass than his comrades.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a pretty short shirt. Gets even shorter in Resurreccion.
- Berserk Button: Cutting his hair will prompt him to go One-Winged Angel.
- Calling Your Attacks: Very common in this story, but Cuuhlhourne deserves special mention for calling out attack names that are all at least twelve words long. The anime parodies this by giving him an extra attack call and having him bite his tongue in the middle of saying it.
- Close-Call Haircut: Yumichika deliberately cuts off part of Charlotte's hair. Being extremely proud of his long hair, Charlotte explodes with rage and immediately enters Resureccion - which is exactly the reaction Yumichika wants.
- Dark Chick: When you think "Arrancar", the last thing you visualize is a Drag Queen.
- Drag Queen: As a Magical Girl parody, his Resurreccion has him as a cross-dresser despite being a burly and muscular bodybuilder.
- Evil Counterpart: He's far more flamboyant than Yumichika. However, he believes beauty comes from strength in a way that would actually support the 11th division's battle philosophy. Yumichika ends up revealing that he's not a huge fan of that kind of philosophy and that he believes beauty is best expressed at the moment of death or victory.
- Face Death with Dignity: He dies peacefully, complimenting his rivals' strength.
- Famous Last Words: "You're really something..."
- The Fighting Narcissist: He's in love with himself and believes beauty equals strength. He is immensely strong and fast and therefore believes his beauty is incomparable. He is one of the toughest Arrancar fought by the Gotei 13, beating Yumichika to a pulp according to the 11th division's own style and philosophy of fighting before Yumichika is given the opportunity to activate his zanpakutou and defeat him according to a different, secret philosophy. When he is resurrected during the second Vandenreich invasion, he effortlessly defeats Bambietta.
- Flower Motif: According to him, his Resurreccion outfit is meant to resemble a rose.
- Graceful Loser: For all of his hamminess and vanity, Chuhlhourne is rather calm when he dies. Even his Famous Last Words were a compliment to his rival's strength.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: The first half of his fight with Yumichika consists of the two shouting insults at each other while crossing swords. This stops after the fight undergoes a Mood Whiplash.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Yeah, Charlotte, remember your giant plant-dome that isolates your opponent from his allies? That's all Yumichika needed to use Ruri'iro Kujaku on your ass since it kept Yumichika's Zanpakuto hidden from his allies.
- Large Ham: A very flamboyant character with camp mannerisms reminiscent of a Drag Queen, Charlotte loves destroying the scenery to bits when the focus is on him. Even as he is resurrected by Mayuri Kurotsuchi to fight Giselle Gewelle and her zombies, he's still far more lively than the other three Arrancar.
- Magical Girl: He's a deliberate parody, to the point that his resurreccion resembles a Sailor Moon transformation. With a frilly, pink tutu that revealed too much masculine hair, Yumichika's reaction was a combination of "Oh, God; my eyes!" and uncontrollable laughter.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Yumichika kills him with his Zanpakuto's true form after Rosa Blanca isolates them both from visual and spiritual perception.
- The Nose Knows: Charlotte takes a big sniff of the air then tells Giselle his instincts compel him to fight her because she resembles him (a Drag Queen) a lot, meaning he's reached the same conclusion as Yumichika and in the same way.
- Something about a Rose: His deadliest attack, "Rosa Blanca" ("white rose" in Spanish) involves roses and their thorns.
- The Undead: Reanimated by Mayuri to battle Giselle's zombies.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When Yumichika cuts his hair.
- Worthy Opponent: Recognizes Yumichika as one just before his death.
Arrancar 22 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.
He wields Aguila
, which transforms him into a bird with steel wings capable of mowing enemies down.
- Achilles' Heel: His steel feathers also become his downfall when Kira finally releases his own power to ground him.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He asks for mercy just before Kira decapitates him. Kira calls him out on it just before he dies.
- Animal Motifs: Avirrama is eagle-themed, even down to having wings and feather-based attacks.
- Blood Knight: He really loves fighting, to the point where he spends his entire introduction screaming about what he'll do to Kira as a way to psyche himself. When he loses, Kira makes sure to deride him for it.
- Blood Upgrade: Abirama gets stronger by cutting himself. He also grow an extra pair of wings.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Bombastic and battle-hungry to a fault,
- The Brute: He's one of Aizen's blunt instruments.
- Combat Pragmatist: As soon as he gets cut, he releases his Zanpakuto, signifying that he will fight all out right from the start - in stark contrast to nearly every other Arrancar in this series.
- Feathered Fiend: His One-Winged Angel form transforms him into an enormous red eagle.
- Feather Flechettes: One of his abilities after he uses Aguila involves throwing sharpened feathers from his wings at his enemy. His feathers are said to be "made of steel", making them deadly projectiles.
- Flechette Storm: This is the only real offensive ability he uses against Kira; he throws barrage after barrage of steel feathers, which can destroy concrete stone and steel.
- Large Ham: His idea of a battle preparation includes screaming on the top of his lungs just to psyche himself up, and he even tells Kira to do the same, to which the latter obviously declines.
- Off with His Head!: He points out how Kira's U-shaped sword is fairly impractical. Once he falls under Wabisuke's gravity-strengthening ability, Kira hooks Abirama's neck with the U-shaped blade and cleaves his head off. The anime even includes a silhouette where his head falls to the floor and rolls around the ground briefly.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Calls himself Baraggan's best Fraccion, but he's too focused on destroying things and pays little attention to strategy. Kira easily defeats him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's always seen without a shirt, which exposes his fairly well-toned six-pack. He even keeps the lack of a shirt in Resurreccion, but it's justified since he has a Power Tattoo on his stomach that allows him to upgrade his Aguila form.
- Wind from Beneath My Wings: How he fights after releasing Aguila, which he uses to power his Flechette Storm against Kira.
Arrancar 24 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.
His zanpakuto is known as Pinza Aguda
, and it transforms his right arm into an enormous lobster claw capable of firing immensely pressurized blasts of water and steam.
- Adaptation Expansion: Like all the pillar battles, this one is extended in the anime.
- Animal Motifs: Findor is crab-themed. In resurreccion his one arm even becomes a giant pincer. His powers are water-based.
- Badass Baritone: Comes with being voiced by Travis Willingham, and it drives home his arrogance.
- Bishōnen: He's pretty effeminate and delicate, contrasting most of his Fraccion (who are either ugly, odd, or more masculine), and his Espada (who is old).
- Blood Knight: Despite coming off rather gentlemanly, if arrogant, at first, he's quite eager to fight Hisagi and even laughs maniacally at several points.
- Catch Phrase: Whenever Hisagi guesses something correctly about his power, Findorr yells out "Exacta!" He says it so many times that Hisagi actually calls him out on it.
- Chewing the Scenery: In the anime, when he was Defiant to the End, he screams at the top of his lungs to emphasize how totally off his rocker he became at the prospect of dying to someone he thought was weaker.
- Close-Call Haircut: Got one when Hisagi first uses Kazeshini on him. In the anime, he even stops to grab his hair and watch as strands slowly fall to the ground.
- Defiant to the End: The anime has Findorr use a Cero in a last-ditch attempt to kill Hisagi. Didn't work.
- Dirty Coward: In the manga, he hauled ass as soon as it became clear that Hisagi could not be defeated. He was quickly killed afterward.
- Gory Discretion Shot: In the anime, when Hisagi slices through Findorr's head, there's a silhouette keeping the details from the camera.
- Making a Splash: Findorr gains this ability in resurreccion. He can spray water with enough force to disintegrate concrete.
- Power Limiter: Findorr's mask acts as one. His power increases the more it is chipped away.
- Royal Rapier: Before releasing, his zanpakuto looks like this. Rather fitting considering his attitude is like a stuck-up noble.
- Small Name, Big Ego: After breaking the final piece of his mask, he boasts that his power is comparable to that of a captain. Hisagi quickly proves him wrong, and chides him for believing so just after Findorr's death.
Choe Neng Poww
Choe Neng Poww
Arrancar 25 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.
He wields Calderon
, a tiny zanpakutou that transforms him into an enormous whale-like beast towering over even sky scrapers.
- Adaptation Expansion: His fight with Komamura is extended, including how the battle ends.
- Animal Motifs: Poww is essentially a monstrous whale that masquerades as a humanoid. In resurreccion he becomes monstrously large (not that he wasn't already) and gains a throat like a baleen whale.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Attacking a captain wasn't a smart move, Poww. Yes, yes, we know you have a powerful punch, but we repeat - you do not attack a captain, ever!
- Clipped Wing Angel: Poww's Calderon causes him quite a bit of discomfort, as his body apparently feels very heavy and hard to move in.
- Ironic Echo: He called Komamura a dog during their fight. Just before Poww dies, he asks his name, and Komamura replies that he's "Just a dog."
- Jerkass: Badmouths Ikkaku and Komamura for their appearances.
- Lazy Bum: As a consequence of releasing Calderon, he's slow, he's heavy, he's large, and as a result, he lacks any real sense of will or drive to do much. He even activates his Cero by yawning.
- Mighty Glacier: When he releases Calderon, he grows much slower. However, he's so large that his giant stride length means he doesn't have to move around much to keep up with the much smaller Soul Reapers that are trying to run away from him.
- Oh, Crap: Right before Komamura crushes him with his Bankai.
- The Stoic: One of the more jarring instances. He's very calm and collected (although slightly prone to mockery), but when he releases Calderon, he becomes more talkative, much lazier, and even more arrogant.
- Power Fist: Punched Komamura, sending him flying across the city.
Arrancar 26 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.
He wields Tigre Estoque
, a zanpakutou that grants him a saber-tooth tiger motif with enhanced physical skills.
- Adaptation Expansion: There's an entire episode dedicated to Ggio out-maneuvering Soifon in their fight after he goes One-Winged Angel.
- Animal Motifs: His powers are tiger-named, he has tiger stripes and his mask includes the fangs of a sabre-tooth cat of indeterminate species.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: You shouldn't have attacked a captain who has a two-hit-kill. Yeah, you had her on the ropes, but she was deliberately holding back so she could gauge your strength. Instead of dicking around, you should have finished her off sooner.
- Ballistic Bone: He shoots the sabre-teeth from his helmet as projectiles.
- Bishōnen: He's rather small and somewhat effeminate looking.
- Clipped Wing Angel: Vega's powered up form of Tigre Estoque sacrifices mobility for strength, which allowed Soifon to kill him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Soifon. They differ largely in that Vega is cockier, louder and indifferent towards his comrades.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Using "Tigre Estoque El Sable" really screwed him over. As soon as he Hulks Out, Sui-Feng uses the opportunity to Speed Blitz him to death, without him even realizing it until she points it out.
- Speed Blitz: Even Soifon is surprised at how quick he gets. He gets blitzed right back when she decides to actually fight him seriously.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Averted. Soifon inflicts lethal injuries on him as he enters him El Sable form.
- Villainous Breakdown: He looks rather apprehensive after Soifon describes what she did to him.
Arrancar 27 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.
His zanpakuto is known as Mamut
. It transforms him into a mammoth-like beast with enhanced strength.
- Adaptation Expansion: His fight with Omaeda is expanded in the anime, to the point where Omaeda killed him instead of Ggio.
- Affably Evil: He's a lot calmer and more patient than Omaeda, but he's still a Jerkass.
- The Brute: Not very intelligent, relies almost exclusively on brute force.
- Clipped Wing Angel: Nirgge's Mamut slows him down, but he doesn't regard it as much of a problem.
- Dirty Old Man: He admits that he would've preferred to fight Rangiku instead of Omaeda.
- Hypocritical Humor: He insults Omaeda's weight, despite have an even larger girth.
- Jerkass: Insults Omaeda's weight for no reason other than to piss him off.
Arrancar 33, Loly is one of Aizen's direct aides, and she's really, really
fixated on her boss. She's infamous for her vicious
treatment of Orihime over rather petty reasons, but she always gets hit by karma following that.
Loly's Zanpakuto is Escolopendra
, a sword that transforms her into a centipede with acid and poison-based abilities.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her uniform shows off a lot of skin in her chest area.
- Ax-Crazy: A rare, non-combat related example, as she turns violent, sadistic, and incredibly brutal based purely on jealousy.
- Bare Your Midriff: Modified her uniform to show off her stomach.
- Creepy Centipedes. Escolopendra turns her into a giant centipede. Scolopendra is a genus of centipedes of the family Scolopendridae.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Her vehement dislike of Orihime, and insistence that she's Aizen's aide, makes her come across as a schoolgirl with a one-sided crush on her boss, and one that finds even the slightest interest he displays towards another woman to be a slight upon her very being.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's the only one of the two to go One-Winged Angel.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Loly is the only Arrancar girl that has her Custom Uniform of Sexy modeled after a schoolgirl uniform; she somehow keeps the skirt even after going One-Winged Angel.
- Dark Action Girl: Even amongst the Arrancar, she's incredibly violent and cruel, bordering on sadistic, and for a very petty, jealously-driven reason at that.
- Defiant to the End: Particularly in the anime, when Yammy brutalizes her for no real reason, and he holds her over an open window, she refuses to back down and calls him a scumbag, twice.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Aizen dismisses you from his presence so he could show Orihime the Hogyoku. Let's beat her to a pulp!
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In the anime, Orihime tries to help her after Yammy picks her up, but she screams at Orihime to keep away.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Loly is a horrendous bitch, but she seems to legitimately care about her partner; Loly freaks out when Menoly has to pay the price for her plans.
- Eyepatch of Power: Her hollow mask is over the left eye.
Arrancar 34, Menoly is another one of Aizen's aides, as well as Loly's companion. She's much more composed and sensible than her pal, but that doesn't stop her from following Loly's word to the letter. Her Zanpakuto is unknown.
- The Chew Toy: She never seems to get a break. Gets obliterated by Grimmjow, bullied into helping Loly attack Orihime a second time, swatted through a wall by Yammy and slashed apart from Quilge Opie.
- Eyepatch of Power: Her hollow mask has this look and is on the right.
- Not Quite Dead: Was seemingly killed when Yammy threw her into a wall, but she reappears much later in the manga, attacking Quilge Opie and the First Jagdarmee alongside Loly and getting her butt kicked again.
- Properly Paranoid: She's reluctant to help Loly attack Orihime again. The anime even has her call Loly out on it. Seconds later, Yammy shows up and brutalizes both of them.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Menoly is a subversion. She looks like a tomboy, but is far more withdrawn and composed than Loly.
- Satellite Character: Her entire schtick is to be Loly's companion.
- Undying Loyalty: Menoly follows her comrade obediently, even when Loly bullies her into doing so.
Arrancar 35 and Yammy's Fraccion. He looks and acts like a dog, and only appears twice in the anime. He is featured prominently in the Nestle To Night
novella included in the UNMASKED
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the anime he has light brown fur, but the UNMASKED datebook says his fur is white.
- Big Friendly Dog: He's an Arrancar that looks like a dog rather than a human.
- Canine Companion: He was Yammy's fraccion, and despite being mistreated was loyal to the end.
- Kick the Dog: When he's introduced Yammy chucks a bone at him.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Unlike all the other Arrancar his appearance is completely animalistic.
- Pet the Dog: In the Nestle To Night novella he welcomes Harribel and the Tres Bestias back to Hueco Mundo. Apacci of all Hollows tries to take him with them, worrying that he'll be killed if he stays with Yammy's corpse. Mila Rose even pats him on the head before they leave.
- Undying Loyalty: Refused to go with the Tres Bestias out of loyalty to his deceased master, even though he was told he'd be eaten by encroaching Hollows.
Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne
Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne
Pesche and Dondochakka are Nel's two goofy, cartoonish companions. They are eccentric but generally harmless despite being arrancar. Pesche has a fondness for bad jokes and generally being annoying while Dondochakka talks like a cowardly gangster. 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.
The name and ability of Dondochakka's zanpakuto is unknown, while Pesche wields Ultima
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pesche tries to set these up with Ishida when they're stuck together, much to Ishida's annoyance.
- Carry a Big Stick: Dondochakka has one.
- Combination Attack: Pesche and Dondochakka's Cero Sincretio invoke this, but it doesn't work against Szayelaporro.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Pesche and Dondonchakka decide to cut loose it turns out that they're both entirely competent, but just not good enough to match Szayel.
- Laser Blade: Pesche has one in his crotch, which he compares to Uryu's Seele Schneider.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: 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 She's All Grown Up episode on October 28, 2008. The dub first released that same episode on February 12, 2011.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Pesche and Dondochakka act like idiots to keep Nel from remembering her life as 3rd Espada. They're still genuinely ditzes, but they're smarter than they look.
- Punch Clock Villain: Hard to picture, we know, but for a time, they actually used to work under Aizen's wing. No longer applies since he left Las Noches before the series began.
- Sand Worm: Bawabawa acts as one in desert-like Hueco Mundo.
- Stomach of Holding: Dondochakka Birstanne hides Bawabawa and other insect like constructs in his gut.
- Torso with a View: Pesche's hollow hole is located over his solar plexus. Dondochakka is fully covered so it's not clear where his is.
- Trouser Space: Pesche's trusty sword is hidden right in his briefs.
- Verbal Tic: Dondonchakka with his "Don'tcha Know?" ("Yansu" in the original)
Nnoitra's fraccion, the 50th Numero. He's extremely loyal to his boss.
His Zanpakuto is Verruga
, which means "wart." It transforms him into an enormous warthog with overwhelming physical strength.
- Bishounen: Compared to most male Fraccion, he has a very sleek and delicate face.
- Eye Beam: His Cero is fired from his eye, and named as Cero Cornea.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one to emulate his master. Note that the eyepatch is absent in the flashback.
- Jerk Ass: Abuses his enemies just as badly as Nnoitra does, and without even an order to do so. He's just calmer about his savagery than his boss.
- Just Following Orders: 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. On the other hand, when given free reign, he's pretty sadistic himself.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Excluding complaints about it. He willingly defended Nnoitra from an attack, and even when he was nearly killed for it, he still follows him.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Unleashes one on an already severely-wounded Ichigo, breaking his limbs and bones.
- Single Tear: Exudes one just before he dies, after witnessing Nnoitra himself die.
- Softspoken Sadist: He really wasn't ordered to break Ichigo's arm or continue beating on him endlessly without killing him. Even Nnoitra was telling him to hurry up and get it over with.... and he continued to break Ichigo's arm apart anyway, all in a completely silent and calm manner. This carelessness and needless brutality later caused his death via Kenpachi Zaraki.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Tesla? Tesra? Japanese lacks an 'l' but what's loosely called an 'r' sound gets romanised as either an 'l' or 'r' depending on translator.
- Undying Loyalty: Nnoitra does care about him, but Tesra still puts up with a lot of mistreatment because he's genuinely loyal.
- Would Hurt a Child: As seen by him searching Nel out, knowing fully well that she was a child, and blasting at her with a Cero.
Arrancar #54, serving under Harribel. She has blue hair and different colored eyes (and an orange ring around her left eye), along with a high temper and a lot of pride.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her Resurrección form has fur all over her body, sans her head and her chest, of which a great deal of skin is exposed to the camera.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime had a Whole Episode Flashback about how she met Harribel, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In Nestle To Night, she grabbed Orihime's head, locked eyes with her and repeatedly begged her to save Harribel, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose.
- All There in the Manual: Her full name, number, birthday, height, weight and survival were revealed in the Unmasked databook.
- Dark Action Girl: More overtly nasty than her comrades, due to her short temper and occasional bouts of borderline sadism.
- The Determinator: Her skin was burnt and her arm was severed, with blood still dripping from her wound, and she still used Flash Step to get to Orihime's location (after the transfer from Fake Karakura to the Soul Society was completed) in Nestle To Night. Once there, she immediately falls to the ground... and forces herself up anyway. Her shoulder shook violently every time she breathed, her words coming out in short bursts, but it didn't matter; she forced several steps closer to Orihime before collapsing to the ground again.
- Does Not Like Men: In the anime, she expresses disdain at another Hollow for being male (although the fact that he tried to eat her probably has something to do with it). In the present story, she doesn't allow it affect her when she more or less allies with Ichigo versus Opie.
- Enemy Mine: In Nestle To Night, a battered and burnt Apacci suddenly appears after Ichigo falls into a coma, convincing Orihime, Renji and Rukia to help out in saving her friends. In the manga, she returns via fighting Opie, who himself targeted Ichigo at the same time.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She actually stops arguing with Sung-Sun and Mila Rose after seeing Opie kill one of his soldiers. Given how Harribel's never treated her that way, it makes perfect sense over why Apacci disapproves.
- Evil Laugh: She bursts into a set of maniacal, even sadistic laughter when Ayon laid the smackdown on Opie.
- Fatal Flaw: Passion. She wears her emotions on her sleeve and she doesn't take shit from anyone, making her incredibly temperamental and reactionary on a lot of fronts, but it also makes her the most leader-like of Harribel's three Fraccion due to her ability to step up the quickest and most frequently of the three.
- Flash Step: While all Arrancar have it (called Sonido), Apacci stands out in that, in Nestle To Night, she teleported in such a way that it seems she falls from the sky and onto the ground.
- Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Mila Rose and Sung-Sun to create the Chimera Ayon. She was the first to prove that none of them have any control over Ayon, however.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything will set her off, which leads to a lot of arguments between her and Mila Rose or Sung-Sun.
- Horned Humanoid: Her Hollow mask takes on the form of a horn, which is upgraded in her Resurrección.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When she assumes Opie's down and out via Ayon, she gloats about it as she walks closer to the Quincy, who then stabs her through the neck.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's loud, harsh and irritable, but she loves her friends as if they were family, and she'd rather have herself killed if it meant they lived instead.
- The McCoy: The impulsive and irritable Apacci is the Id of the Freudian Trio, usually having to be restrained by Mila-Rose and clashing with Sun-Sung over her lack of decorum.
- Not So Different: Despite massive differences in personality, she cares as much for her friends as Orihime, something that Nestle To Night points out.
- Plucky Girl: She attacks Yamamoto, of all people, without her arm, as did Sung-Sun and Mila Rose. Yamamoto is so impressed that he decides to spare them.
- Pride: Nestle To Night shows that this is the reason she's ashamed of asking Orihime for help in saving her mistress.
- True Companions: Most explicit in the anime rendition of her backstory, where she quickly grows to accept Harribel, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose as her family.
- Tsundere: Nestle to Night establishes her as a rather dark example. She's ashamed of herself for feeling grateful to Orihime for saving her mistress, and she'd rather forget such a thing happened due to her pride. She even acts like one to Kukkapuuro via yelling at him to leave and abruptly picking him up, causing him to yelp and struggle in her grasp. When Sung-Sun calls her out on it (and explains that he wants to stay, not go with them), Apacci complies, albeit claiming that she was going to do so anyway. At the end of the novel, a sketch was made that depicted Harribel and her entourage walking away, with Kukkapuuro looking at them. Apacci is the only one who spares a glance back at him◊.
- Undying Loyalty: While everyone in Harribel's group has it, Apacci particularly stands out due to the sheer pain she puts herself through in order to get Orihime to heal her mistress (whose own injuries were most severe).
- Ungrateful Bastard: 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. When Orihime says she wants to heal her, Apacci declines and insists that Harribel needs to be treated first, despite having grave injuries herself.
- Villainous Valor: While all of Harribel's Fraccion qualify by virtue of the Plucky Girl event, Apacci again finds a way to stand out. She's suffering from life-threatening injuries, but she's so driven to save her mistress that she will push herself through, caring little about her own life hanging in the balance.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She's so easy to annoy that she causes a lot of arguments among her trio, but she will throw herself to hell and back for them.
- The Worf Effect: She was beaten off-panel by Opie to demostrate how out of league Arrancars are to Quincies.
Arrancar #55, serving under Harribel. She's a thin, pale young girl with a calmer, if snobbish demeanor, known for snarking her way through conversations with her compatriots.
- All There in the Manual: Her full name, number, birthday, height, weight and survival were revealed in the Unmasked databook.
- Anime Chinese Girl: The only female character who has a distinctly Chinese motif.
- Dark Action Girl: Best shown when she impaled a Quincy soldier through his head with her sai.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sung-Sun regularly jabs at her other two teammates and is the least openly emotional of the three.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She normally spends her time snarking at her companions... but stops once she sees Opie killing one of his subordinates. It alarmed her that much.
- Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Apacci and Mila Rose to create the Chimera Ayon.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Sung-Sun has extremely long sleeves that she always uses to cover her mouth and hide her weapon, making her sleeves a cross between the "high class" and "hidden weapons" variants. Traditionally, it was improper for a Japanese woman to show others the inside of her mouth, and the fact that she keeps her weapon hidden up her sleeve in a literal version of Silk Hiding Steel only reinforces the traditional-Japanese-woman vibe she gives off.
- No Mouth: 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 traditional Asian femininity, which implored that women keep their teeth hidden at all times.
- Oh, Crap: After Opie stabs through Apacci's neck (and makes it clear he survived Ayon's beatdown), Sung-Sun freaks the fuck out. It really exemplified how desperate things turned for her group (until Ichigo bailed them out).
- Plucky Girl: Yamamoto was impressed at her resolve to take part in jump-rushing the Captain Commander without an arm.
- Sai Guy: Her Zanpakuto takes the form of a long, fork-like sword.
- Snake People: In Resurrección, her lower body becomes that of a snake's, making her look like a lamia. She can also conjure up snakes to attack with.
- The Spock: Cool and snarky Sung-Sun acts as the Superego of Freudian Trio, in terms of how her companions don't act with social decorum. She's cool, rational and prefers to analyse the situation rather than acting rashly. She doesn't like her companions rashness.
- True Companions: With Harribel, Apacci and Mila Rose.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She will snark at Mila Rose and Apacci constantly, and act as snobbishly as she wants along the way, but there are several instances that prove she cares about their well-being as much as she does to Harribel. This is best shown when she reacts in what amounted to a Freak Out at seeing Apacci impaled by Opie.
- The Worf Effect: Opie finishes her off-panel, and he suffers no visible marks afterward.
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Arrancar #56, serving under Harribel. Taller than the other two, Mila Rose has dark skin, an amazon-esque costume and a temperament merged with that of her two comrades; she's calmer than Apacci, but more irritable than Sung-Sun.
- Absolute Cleavage: In all of her outfits, her chest is revealed in nearly all their glory.
- All There in the Manual: Her full name, number, birthday, height, weight and survival were revealed in the Unmasked databook.
- Amazon Brigade: Along with Apacci and Sung-Sun, for Harribel.
- Ambiguously Brown: The anime decided to give her a darker skin tone, contrasting with her pale complexion in the manga.
- Bare Your Midriff: Both in her default outfit and in her One-Winged Angel form.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: A bit larger and bone-like than the typical skirt, but still short enough to count.
- Dark Action Girl: The anime plays it up more, as she fights Matsumoto personally and exhibits a behaviorial attitude reminiscent to a Blood Knight. In the manga, she even has a six-pack.
- Enemy Mine: With Ichigo, Orihime, Chad and Urahara against Opie. It's not quite a Heel-Face Turn yet.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She clearly took an issue with Opie murdering one of his henchmen since it silenced their arguing. Given her loyalty to Harribel, it makes a lot of sense.
- Facial Markings: In her Ressurrecion, she gains an orange x-shaped mark on her forehead.
- Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Apacci and Sung-Sun to create the Chimera Ayon.
- Horned Humanoid: After Aizen's defeat, the fragments of her Hollow mask changes. The band of the crown around her head is thicker, and has a pair of long, bull-like horns protruding from it.
- Hot-Blooded: She acts like she's calmer and more composed, but she's nearly as irritable as Apacci.
- The Kirk: While she is rarely any better than Apacci, Mila-Rose fills the role of Ego in the Freudian Trio, by generally being the one to take up the moderating role, restraining Apacci or cussing out Sung-Sun.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her figure is the most voluptous among Harribel's Fraccion, something we know of due to her provocatively designed outfit.
- Opera Gloves: She wears elbow-length white gloves with a bone-like contraption at the end.
- Panthera Awesome: Her Zanpakuto, Leona, is based on a lioness.
- Pet the Dog: She literally pets Kukkapuuro in Nestle To Night. It's the friendliest moment she's had.
- Plucky Girl: Yamamoto commends Mila Rose and her group for their courage in attacking him before torching them to unconsciousness.
- Statuesque Stunner: Mila Rose is second to Isane in term of height at 177cm/5'9".
- Stripperific: In her default outfit, she wears a skirt, a bodice with a bra-like design, a couple of armbands and warm warmers near her shoulders. In her ressurreccion, she has two claws holding her breasts, an armored thong, an armor-like neck garment, and a pair of boots which extend to her upper thigh.
- Thigh-High Boots: Long, bone-like, white-colored boots that reach up to her thighs.
- Torso with a View: Mila Rose's hollow hole is located above her stomach.
- True Companions: She sees her comrades and her mistress as such a group, a view shared by each of them.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She snaps at Apacci and Sung-Sun constantly, but their Teeth-Clenched Teamwork is damn effective, and it becomes obvious they were more pushing each others' buttons than outright hating each other.
- The Worf Effect: Nel hypes her comrades up by quite a bit in chapter 488. Once she actually confronts Quilge Opie, she's beaten off-panel.
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.
Rudbornn wields Arbol
, which transforms him into... a tree. It's more menacing than it sounds, since the tree lets him sprout an infinite number of mooks.
- A God Am I: He thinks his Zanpakuto's ability is "godlike" 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.
- Adaptation Expansion: 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.
- Battle Discretion Shot: 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.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: 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 and presumably killing him. The anime expands on this by having Yammy crack through the ice instead of just a single punch.
- The Faceless: Uniquely, Rudbornn is the only Arrancar with a completely stable Hollow mask, resembling a bull.
- Faceless Goons: His Calaveras soldiers have helmets resembling human skulls.
- Flunky Boss: He uses the Exequias to fight his battles for him, since his released form is a tree.
- Mook Maker: Arbol can spawn a shit-load of Calaveras foot-soldiers.
- Smug Snake: He can spawn an endless amount of Calaveras, but if he used it properly instead of just gloating and utilizing Mook Chivalry, he would've defeated Rukia without many problems.
- You Have Failed Me: Exequias are tasked with killing off defeated Arrancars as punishment for losing their fights, hence why Rudbornn killed Dordoni 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.
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 Extinguir
, solely designed to negate the effects of Ryujin Jakka.
A male bat-like Hollow that targeted Chad. He was a serial killer in life, and was dragged off to Hell after Ichigo cut his mask. He returned in a filler
- Arm Cannon: Can fire explosive leeches from his arm wrappings as a Togabito.
- Black Cloak: Wears one as a Togabito.
- Came Back Strong: As a Togabito he retained the form and abilities he possessed as a Hollow but was significantly more powerful.
- Chained by Fashion: As a Togabito he is bound by the Chains of Hell.
- Combat Compliment: Believe it or not. When Shrieker was a Hollow, he complimented Chad for having "pretty good instincts" when he got socked by Chad twice, hit with a telephone pole, and almost punched a third time without Chad ever seeing him. The compliment was purely in his thoughts, but even Shrieker was able to realize that Chad was something special.
- Dragged Off to Hell: After Ichigo cuts his mask he is grabbed by a Kushanada and dragged through the gates of Hell.
- Enemy Summoner: Can create frog-like offshoots that spit exploding leeches.
- Giant Flyer: Looks like a massive bat.
- Jerkass: Even for a Hollow, as rather than just eating Yūichi he killed him, stuffed his ghost into a parakeet, using him to locate spiritually powerful people to eat, all under the false promise of resurrecting his mother.
- Karmic Death: Was accidentally killed by Yūichi Shibata, the son of his last victim.
- Mad Bomber: He has offshoots that spit leech-like living bombs.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His tongue-whistle, which detonates his explosive leeches.
- Meaningful Name: Shrieker, due to his tongue's whistle.
- Oh, Crap: When Chad uproots a telephone pole and swats him like a pinata, and when Ichigo gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech and beats his face in with the sharp side of his Zanpakuto.
- Overly Long Tongue: That he uses as a whistle to trigger his bombs.
- Serial Killer: Was one before he died.
- Tongue Trauma: Ichigo rips it out to keep him from using his bombs, but he grows it back as a Togabito.
- We Will Meet Again: Claimed as such after he came back as a Togabito and was sent back to Hell. But subverted as Shuren has him killed off screen.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The tie-in episode reveals he was working with Shuren in hopes of escaping Hell and fighting Ichigo again, but he was only being used to test the ability for Togabito to foray outside of Hell and is disposed of shortly after he's sent back.
A female Hollow somewhat resembling a nudibranch that was summoned by Uuryu's Hollow bait. She attacked Tatsuki and Chizuru, and was killed by Orihime.
- Mind-Control Device: Fires parasitic spores that allow her to control those infected.
- Power Perversion Potential: Intended to have Tatsuki raped by the mind-controlled boys and commit suicide as punishment for stopping her from killing Orihime.
- Unsexy Sadist: Takes pleasure in having her pawns beat up Orihime and in outlining her plans to punish Tatsuki.
A parasitic Hollow that took over Kaien Shiba and was killed by Rukia Kuchiki. It respawned in Hueco Mundo and was eaten by Aaroniero.
- Artificial Human: Was created by Aizen as part of his Hollowfication experiments.
- Body Horror / Transformation Of The Possessed: As shown when he possessed Kaien, his host's skin turns green with red facial marks, black eyes and numerous tentacles sprouting from their body and mouth.
- Combat Tentacles: Has numerous dark red tentacles growing out of his back that he can use to take over prey.
- Eye Scream: His eyes too deepset for most panels to show the glowing eyes inside, but once he takes over Kaien, Kaien's eyes become empty sockets that only occasionally displaying the deepset glow. However, there's liquid all around the edges of Kaien's eyes, suggesting his own eyeballs exploded as the hollow took him over.
- Facial Markings: Had red flame-like markings on his mask.
- Fusion Dance /Grand Theft Me: He is capable of taking over his victims' bodies and slowly eating them from the inside-out. This merged his and Kaien's bodies together, and as he stated it was impossible to separate two fused spirit bodies, they would be fused together forever until Metastacia finished eating him.
- Meaningful Name: Reminiscent of metastasis, cancer that grows and consumes its host from within and spreads to other areas of the body.
- Resurrective Immortality: If killed, he will simply respawn in Hueco Mundo. Unfortunately for him, he was eaten and assimilated by Aaroniero.
A male Hollow resembling a chicken-footed hamster with an anglerfish-like lure. He killed Ichigo's mother.
- Alluring Anglerfish: His lure, which he can disguise as a human and hide himself within.
- BFS: Wields a zanpakuto the size of a small skyscraper as an Arrancar.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Doesn't remember killing Ichigo's mother as he only has a short-term memory.
- Facial Markings: Comma-like marks under his mask's eye sockets, as well as on his actual face in Arrancar form.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Is nearly cut in half by Ichigo. Later, Isshin easily bisects him.
- Healing Factor: Is capable of High-Speed Regeneration, regrowing an arm that Ichigo sliced off.
- Horned Humanoid: Has two horns in his Resurreccion.
- It's Personal: He killed Ichigo's mother, and then later attacked Kon as payback for his defeat at Ichigo's hands.
- Mind Probe: His claws enable him to read the memories of his victims to find a person they cannot attack.
- Mugging the Monster: When his lure catches the attention of a young Ichigo, Fisher picks a fight with Masaki Kurosaki... a powerful Quincy who should have been able to easily destroy him. Fortunately for him, her powers were removed by Yhwach and Fisher ate her.
- Next Tier Power-Up: His appearance when he was first transformed into an Arrancar by Aisslinger Wernarr and his appearance when he attacked Kon and Isshin are drastically different, implying Aizen upgraded him with the Hogyoku.
- One-Winged Angel: After being converted into an Arrancar he can assume a much more massive, horned form.
- Power Echoes: As an Arrancar his voice is distorted and echoic.
- Prehensile Hair: Can use his fur to restrain prey.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When he thinks he's won, Grand Fisher mocks Ichigo for his naivety and inexperience. Ichigo later turns this around on him before badly injuring him.
Grand Fisher: It's over boy, so let's pay respect! Out of all those I've encountered, you were the youngest, the most thoughtless, and weakest Soul Reaper of all!
- Retractable Weapon: His ridiculously long claws that he conceals in his fingertips.
- Rubber Man: Can stretch his arms to attack from a distance.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: What he uses to prevent enemies from attacking him. Unfortunately, he hits Ichigo's Relative Button on the head.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change the appearance of his lure, which combined with his mind reading abilities is what enabled him to kill numerous Soul Reapers.
"Help... her... Must... protect... her... Help her... I must... I will... protect her..."
The end result of Ichigo's full Hollowfication
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: While during his first Hollowfication Ichigo bickers with and wrests control of his body back from his Inner Hollow, he blacks out during subsequent Hollowfications and doesn't remember what happens while he is transformed, most notably during his fight with Ulquiorra.
- Anthropomorphic Shift: His first form resembles a bipedal lizard with Spikes of Villainy, while his second form is completely humanoid with a horned helmet. It's interesting to note that in Hell Chapter an intermediary form appears during Ichigo's final confrontation with Kokuto, possessing the horned mask and fur tufts of the second form and the shoulder spines and arm markings of the first.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Ichigo can restore his sanity by either ripping the mask off before his transformation progresses or winning his Battle in the Center of the Mind with his Inner Hollow, his second form was defeated by Ulquiorra slicing off his horn while he was charging a Cero, causing said Cero to implode in his face and shatter the mask. This was flanderized in the Hell Chapter movie when Ichigo stopped his Hollowfication by simply snapping a horn off himself through sheer force of will.
- Barbarian Longhair/Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Both of Ichigo's Hollow forms have long, unkempt hair down past his hips.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: During the Visored training, Ichigo fights the personification of his Hollowfication for control of his body.
- Beam-O-War: When he engages in one with Ulquiorra, his normal Cero completely overpowers Ulquiorra's Cero Oscuras several times. In the filler, his first form engages in one with Old Man Zangetsu's Getsuga Tensho, which he easily overpowers as well.
- The Berserker: Attacks without regard to his safety and regenerates whatever damage he does take, if he takes any at all.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Whenever he begins to Hollowfy, Ichigo's eyes turn black with yellow irises and Hellish Pupils, but beneath the mask they become Glowing Eyes of Doom, though they aren't usually visible in his second form.
- Chest Burster: His first form had the ability to expel a massive worm-like appendage from deep wounds that would attempt to devour his opponent.
- The Corruption: Is the end result of Ichigo's Hollowfication taking over his mind and corrupting his heart.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The power-boost Ichigo gains from Hollowfying is more than enough to easily trash his opponents, as Byakuya, the Visored, and Ulquiorra can attest.
- Declaration of Protection: After Ceroing Ulquiorra in half and impaling Uryuu on Tensa Zangetsu, he turns to Orihime and says "I will protect you." She's the only one present he doesn't directly attack.
- Emergency Transformation: The Old Man informed Ichigo that his Inner Hollow only intervened during fights when Ichigo was in mortal peril or on the brink of death.
- Facial Markings: His first form's mask had a series of red/black strips on its left side, with their number and thickness slowly increasing as Ichigo's Inner Hollow became more powerful. His second form's mask had four black stripes, two of which extended down past his eye sockets and mouth.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Rips off one of Ulquiorra's arms and tries to impale him with it.
- Healing Factor: He is capable of High-Speed Regeneration, an ability normally limited to Menos-class Hollows.
- Horned Humanoid: The mask of Ichigo's second Hollow form sports a pair of forward-facing horns nearly identical to White's.
- Kamehame Hadoken/Wave Motion Gun: His Cero, which in his second form is so powerful it can burn through the Togabito chains, all five levels of Hell, and the Gates of Hell in one blow.
- Lightning Bruiser: His second form is vastly faster and stronger than Ulquiorra's Segunda Etapa form, and has yet to be defeated in a fight in the manga.
- Mask of Power: Ichigo's Hollowfications began with his sclera turning black and his mask starting to form on the left side of his face, with the rest of his body eventually transforming as well. It's notable that the right side of his first form's mask was incomplete, possibly symbolizing Ichigo's continued struggle to regain control of his body.
- Mighty Roar: His response to Ulquiorra asking who he was.
- Monstrous Humanoid: His second form is completely humanoid but has claws, black markings on its chest, and red tufts of fur on his neck, wrists, and ankles.
- Off Model: The number and shape of his first form's teeth and toes vary in the anime. The angle of his second form's horns seems to vary from scene to scene as well.
- One-Winged Angel: Functions as a fail-safe transformation for Ichigo whenever he's losing badly or in danger of dying.
- Partial Transformation: Ichigo's first few Hollowfications only progressed as far as roughly ½ to ⅔ of his mask forming on the left side of his face before being suppressed, and it isn't until the Visored Training arc that he fully transforms.
- Passion Is Evil: Using his Hollow mask draws out Ichigo's lust for power and battle to the point of eroding his sanity.
- Power at a Price: When fully Hollowfied, Ichigo is more-than strong enough to curb-stomp Byakuya, the Visoreds (who are all Hollowfied ex-lieutenant and captains), and Ulquiorra in his second Resurreccion, but at the price of becoming a near-mindless Hollow.
- Power Echoes/Voice of the Legion: His voice is distorted by a warbling growl.
- Power Floats: In the games where he is playable he levitates instead of walking.
- Power Incontinence: It was initially believed that Ichigo's inability to control his Inner Hollow and the power it embodies was what was causing him to transform. The Visored prescribed crushing the Inner Hollow into the depths of his soul, enabling Ichigo to use his Hollow form's mask as a power-up without fear of being taken over, but it only works for a short while.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: In the anime his reiatsu is black with a red outline, and is stated to have a heavier, more sinister feeling than Ichigo's normal reiatsu.
- Roar Before Beating: His response to Ulquiorra asking who he is was to let out a spine-chilling roar and Curb-Stomp Battle him.
- Screaming Warrior: His fight against the Visored and against Old Man Zangetsu in a filler arc consisted entirely of him snarling and shrieking while hacking away at his opponent.
- Shockwave Clap: His second form's slashes with Tensa Zangetsu created shockwaves powerful enough to demolish huge chunks of Las Noches' dome.
- Single-Stroke Battle: In the opening scene of the Hell Chapter movie, Hollow Ichigo and Ulquiorra lunge at each other in this fashion, but all that happens is Sword Sparks from Ulquiorra's talons glancing off Tensa Zangetsu.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one beneath his mask while fighting Byakuya, Hiyori, the Visored, and Old Man Zangetsu.
- Split Personality Takeover/Transformation Of The Possessed: Ichigo was told by the Visored that his involuntary transformations were a result of his Inner Hollow attempting to seize control of his body. He learned the Inner Hollow was the result of the artificial Hollow White integrating its soul into his own, but chose to acknowledge it as being a part of himself rather than a separate entity.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Given a broad definition of family, Hollow Ichigo's second form bears a strong resemblance to White, the artificial Hollow whose soul forms the basis of Ichigo's Hollow powers.
- Summon to Hand: His second form uses an ability called Chain to psychokinetically retrieve Tensa Zangetsu.
- Super Speed: His Sonido is fast enough to catch Ulquiorra off guard.
- Superpowered Evil Side: As a Hollow, Ichigo cannot distinguish friend from foe and will attack anything that gets his attention.
- Sword Beam: First used the black Getsuga Tensho against Byakuya, though when fully transformed he relies on Ceros.
- Talking to Themself: During his second Hollowfication, against Byakuya, Ichigo and the Inner Hollow bickered with each other until the former ripped the half-formed mask off, regaining control of his body.
- Teleport Spam: His liberal use of Sonido during his fight with Ulquiorra amounted to this.
- Torso with a View: His Hollow Hole is located in his sternum.
- Two-Faced: Three of Ichigo's five Hollowfication incidents - specifically during his battles with Byakuya, Hiyori, and the Visored - began when his mask formed on the left side of his face. In addition, his first form only had markings on the left side of his mask.
- Unstoppable Rage/Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Why Ichigo transformed in Hell Chapter after seeing Yuzu had died.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: When Ichigo first Hollowfies during the Shattered Shaft training and when fighting Kokuto in Hell, he vomits out white fluid that spreads over his face and forms into his mask.
- Wave-Motion Tuning Fork: His second form charges and fires his Cero from between his horns
- Wipe The Floor With You: Does this to Hiyori when she pushes Ichigo too far, almost choking her to death, and later to Ulquiorra.
- The Worf Effect: His first form got his tail handed to him by Ōko Yushima.
A powerful humanoid Hollow similar in appearance to Ichigo's second Hollow form. It was a fully Hollowfied Soul Reaper, similar to the Visored, and a prototype to the Arrancar. It fought Isshin years ago in the Human world, and was one of the reasons for his retirement. Despite its name, it is entirely black except for its mask and hair.
- Artificial Human: It was an artificial Hollow created by Aizen as part of his Hollowfication experiments.
- Badass: White was fast and strong enough to force Isshin Kurosaki, who had been shown to be powerful enough to take on Aizen without releasing his Zanpakuto, to use his Shikai.note Despite losing an arm, White was still able to overwhelm Isshin and would have killed him had Masaki not intervened.
- Battle in the Rain: Invokes this by only coming out to hunt during thunderstorms.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Has two sword-like appendages in place of lower arms and hands.
- The Corruption: His Target Hollowfication enables him to transfer his soul into a target that he bites, causing said host to lose their heart and Hollowfy. Upon Ichigo's conception, White's soul is transferred to him and becomes his Inner Hollow and Zanpakuto spirit.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It put Isshin on the defensive during their fight despite him activating his Shikai and even cutting off one of its arms, and would have killed him had Masaki not intervened.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Not necessarily an appearance per sae, but after killing Grand Fisher Isshin mentioned to Uruhara that he had fought a prototype Arrancar shortly before retiring.
- Enemy Within: Infected Masaki's soul with his own and tried to take over her before being suppressed by Isshin and Urahara. As Ichigo's Inner Hollow, he is initially this to him as well.
- Evil Counterpart: Whether by accident or on purpose, White's soul, when transferred to Ichigo, functioned like a parasitic Asauchi and fused with his Soul Reaper powers due to White being created in more-or-less the same fashion as one. The fact that it's a fully Hollowfied Soul Reaper makes it one to the Visored as well.
- Grand Theft Me: White's soul and reiatsu were integrated into Ichigo's own in utero, taking over his Zanpakuto spirit Zangetsu in the process. Nimaya and Isshin also make no distinction between Ichigo's Inner Hollow and White.
- Horned Humanoid: Has a pair of long, forward-pointing horns protruding from the sides of its head. They look almost exactly like the horns on Ichigo's second Hollow form, which originated from White itself.
- Huge Holographic Head: How it manifests in Masaki's Inner World.
- Ironic Name: His name is White, but his body was covered in jet-black armor. Aizen even addresses it.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Can fire a Cero from between his horns.
- Lightning Bruiser: Was fast and strong enough to put Isshin - who's been shown to be capable of giving Aizen a good fight - on the defensive even with one arm.
- Merger of Souls: Before its body was destroyed, White parasitized Masaki with its soul and reiatsu, causing her to begin to Hollowfy, but was suppressed and transferred to Ichigo. It fuses with Ichigo's Soul Reaper powers and takes over his Zanpakuto Spirit, Zangetsu, becoming his Inner Hollow,
- Monstrous Humanoid: He is completely humanoid except for his digitigrade feet and bladed hands. Isshin even assumes he's a Vasto Lorde.
- No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Was an experimental prototype for fully Hollowfying Soul Reapers, but was more advanced than anticipated. To Tosen's chagrin it was destroyed by a Quincy, leading him to dismiss it as a failure that didn't Hollowfy a Soul Reaper as planned. On the other hand, Aizen was fascinated by this turn of events and wanted to understand more about the consequences of this event.
- Psycho Prototype: White was a humanoid Hollow created from a Soul Reaper, making it the first creature to ever resemble both Arrancar and Visored. Tosen dismisses him as a Flawed Prototype due to his inability to defeat a Captain who was only using Shikai.
- Self-Destruct Mechanism: Underwent Soul Suicide after being shot through the head by Masaki, nearly taking her with him in the resulting explosion.
- Shoulders of Doom: Its shoulder armor is quite bulky.
- Sinister Silhouettes: It was first shown as a silhouette shrouded in an approaching thunderstorm.
- Roar Before Beating: As a callback to Hollow Ichigo vs, Ulquiorra, when Isshin asks White what it is, its response is to roar at him and kick his ass.
- Torso with a View: Notably averted. While White had a Hollow hole, it was completely filled by a white veiny substance indicated to be the source of its Target Hollowfication ability.
- Totally Not a Werewolf: Of the "being mistaken for other monsters" subtype: Isshin initially assumes White is a Vasto Lorde, but notes that it feels like he's fighting a Soul Reaper when crossing blades with it. It's only when it breaks from their fight to incinerate a low-ranking Soul Reaper with a Cero that he realizes his foe is something else entirely.
- The Virus: Its Target Hollowfication enabled White to transfer its soul into another soul through a bite, causing them to Hollowfy. It was intended to target Soul Reapers, but Aizen is fascinated that it chose a Quincy instead.
- Wave-Motion Tuning Fork: White charges and fires its Cero between its horns.
- Xanatos Gambit: Aizen sent White out to draw out the Visored and, failing that, to test a new method of transmitting Hollowfication. It succeeded in the latter in ways even Aizen couldn't have anticipated.
- Your Head Asplode: Masaki shoots him point blank in the head after luring him in.