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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

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: To Nnoitra, as he ripped off Pesche and Dondochakka's Hollow masks, threw her out of Las Noches and beat Ichigo down. Adding to the fact she took it upon herself to be around Nnoitra as an acting babysitter. Thus, she made herself his #1 enemy and target.
  • 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.
  • 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 this weird red line that stretches horizontally across her face, right below her eyes.
  • Fountain of Youth: Due to Nnoitra attacking her from behind. Came with Easy Amnesia, as mentioned earlier.
  • 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.
  • Going Commando: She's wearing the rags she was originally thrown out of Las Noches in and nothing more.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime only, she gives Rukia a Death Glare when it becomes clear that she's very close to Ichigo.
  • 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: Played for Laughs, when she suddenly glomped Ichigo after using Cero Doble on Nnoitra.
  • 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: Nel is the first entry on the page.
  • Not Worth Killing: Whenever she fought Nnoitra in the backstory, because she felt he wasn't a true warrior at the time.
  • 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.
  • Third-Person Person: Only in her child form.
  • 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: In one of the colored volume spreads.

Luppi Antenor

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: Really, considering his mock politeness, smug attitude and overly-flamboyant demeanor, it's no wonder many fans were glad to see Luppi die by Grimmjow's hands.
  • 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: By Grimmjow, once he gets his arm back.
  • Sissy Villain: Even more so than Szayel.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He pretty much loses it he sees Orihime's powers.
  • 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

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.
  • Blow You Away: When released he gets wind-based powers.
  • Dance Battler: Moved like one before he started fighting seriously.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Holds off the Exequias to allow Ichigo to escape
  • Large Ham: Spends most of his hammy introduction talking, and even when fighting he's still going at it.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: 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, delfects his attack and scolds him for underestimating his opponent.
  • One-Winged Angel: He's able to kick Ichigo's ass in his Shikai mode. It makes him a power-kick style Arrancar with the ability to summon large snake-bird things from his legs.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to end most of his sentences addressed at Ichigo by calling him "Niño", which is Spanish for "boy".
  • Would Hurt a Child: He decides to attack Nel in order to force Ichigo to draw on his full power.

Cirucci Sanderwicci

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: As with most female arrancar, perhaps more so, since she's got attitude.
  • Dominatrix: Based off the concept, right down to the whip.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Killed off-screen by Szayel.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: A pretty fair fighter with a really good fashion sense, apparently preferring the white-colored Gothic Lolita look.
  • Facial Markings: Purple tear drops on her cheeks.
  • 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.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Literally, since it used to be "Thunderwitch".
  • 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.
  • Vibro Weapon: The blades she attacks with in her released form.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip, matching her dominatrix theme.

Gantenbainne Mosqueda

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.
  • Anti-Villain: Has no qualms about fighting Sado, but he's honorable enough to warn Chad of an attack by Nnoitra.
  • Funny Afro: Subverted, although it's orange, it doesn't stop from kicking Chad's ass before his opponent took two Took a Level in Badass and beats the crap of him.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: His Zanpakuto means "Dragon Fang" and its shape resembles a giant chinese dragon.
  • Odd Name Out: His Zanpakuto is the only one whose name isn't a Spanish term or even an existing word at all.
  • Power Fist: Does good in the first half of the fight, doesn't do shit the second half.

    Fraccion and Numeros 

Shawlong Koufang

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.
  • Affably Evil: He's the most well-mannered of the group.
  • Badass: Nearly killed a captain, even though he's a Gillian (as far as Hitsugaya and Aizen are concerned).
  • Blood Knight: Enjoys the prospect of having to fight a captain.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Shawlong agreed with Grimmjow's sentiment - assassinate Ichigo before he becomes a problem.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's rather analytical and guessed that Ylfordt might have released because of a surprise attack. In addition, he guessed that the ice flowers behind Hitsugaya act like a count down until his Bankai completely shatters away. However, he overestimates his bruiser status.
  • Nerves of Steel: Barely reacts when Hitsugaya briefly freezes his arm.
  • 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 reteat.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Under most circumstances.
  • 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: Gives off this vibe at times.
  • Speed Blitz: When he released Tijereta, Hitsugaya couldn't even react when Shawlong diagonally slashes through his shoulder to his waist.
  • The Stoic: Rarely emotes, compared to Edorad or Yylfordt, though not as much as Nakeem.
  • 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.

Edorad Liones

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 still a villain, Edorad has a surprisingly honorable side.
  • Anime Hair: How the hell does he manage to make his hair look like that?
  • Badass: Almost killed a Bankai-wielding Ikkaku.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nakeem Grindina

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: Particularly in the anime.
  • 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 Quiet One: Nakeem only ever spoke once (in the manga) or twice (in the anime).
  • The Stoic: Goes hand in hand with being a Perpetual Frowner and The Quiet One.

Yylfordt Granz

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.
  • A Load of Bull: His released form, Del Toro.
  • 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: He's rather abrasive and condescending.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nerves of Steel: Doesn't even flinch when Abarai tries to attack him while talking.
  • 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

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.

Aisslinger Wernarr

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: Aisslinger is an avian.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: 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.
  • Flash Step: Aisslinger used Sonido against Ishida, but it didn't do much.
  • 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 Blue Oni. Demoura is the 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 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.

Demoura Zodd

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.
  • Animal Motifs: Demoura's most like a worm.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Demoura gathers Reishi through his hands, enhancing his punches enough that it breaks the pavement rather profoundly.
  • Berserk Button: Subverted. He takes offense at being called stupid, but he refrains from harming Aisslinger over it.
  • 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 them down his cheeks.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: When both Aisslinger and Demoura are defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: Uses it on Chad. Didn't work.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Demoura is the Red Oni, Aisslinger is the Blue Oni.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Demoura doesn't like having to work with a guy that keeps calling him stupid.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Aisslinger.
  • The Worf Barrage: Demoura had his long tongue. Boasted about it as his best weapon. Didn't mean anything against Chad.

Charlote Chuhlhourne

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.
  • 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: Chuhlhourne gets one during the fight with Yumichika. And then he goes APESHIT.
  • Dark Chick: When you think "Arrancar", the last thing you visualize is a Drag Queen.
  • Drag Queen: He's a Magical Girl parody.
  • 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: Unlike Yumichika who subverts the trope, he plays it straight.
  • Flower Motif: Rose-themed.
  • 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 cocoon-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: Makes Abirama look tame by comparison.
  • Laughably Evil: Even Yumichika thinks so.
  • Magical Girl: He's a deliberate parody of these, to the point that his resurreccion resembles a Sailor Moon transformation. Reactions vary from "oh, God my eyes", to uncontrollable laughter, or some bizarre combination of the two. Yumichika himself runs the gamut of these reactions.
  • 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.
  • Something about a Rose: His deadliest attack, "Rosa Blanca" ("white rose" in Spanish) involves roses and their thorns.
  • This Is Unforgivable: When Yumichika cuts his hair.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After releasing his Zanpakuto.
  • Worthy Opponent: Recognizes Yumichika as one just before his death.

Abirama Redder

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.

Findorr Calius

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.
  • Bishōnen: Rather pretty for a guy.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: He's arrogant and things he's much stronger than he is.
  • Catch Phrase: "Exacta!"
  • Chewing the Scenery: When he was Defiant to the End.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Got one when Hisagi first uses Kazeshini on him.
  • Defiant to the End: The anime has Findorr uses 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 Findorrs 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.
  • 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Drunk with Power: After releasing Calderon, he seems to grow an even bigger ego.
  • 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: In his Calderon form. Hell, when he yawns, that powers up a Cero.
  • 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.
  • Power Fist: Punched Komamura, sending him flying across the city.
  • The Stoic: Before he releases Calderon.

Ggio Vega

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.

Nirgge Parduoc

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.
  • Animal Motifs: Elephant. Mammoth, to be more specific.
  • 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.
  • Death by Irony: In the manga, he's killed by an Arrancar while fighting a Soul Reaper. In particular, not too long after he released his Zanpakuto, Ggio did the same and a stray shard burrowed straight into Nirgge's head.
  • 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.

Loly Aivirrne

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.

Menoly Mallia

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.
  • Fatal Flaw: Menoly follows her comrade obediently, even when Loly bullies her into doing so.
  • 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.
  • Satellite Character: Her entire schtick is to be Loly's companion.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Menoly is the tomboy in appearance; opposite in personality.

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.

Pesche voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
Dondonchaka voiced by: Daisuke Gouri

  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pesche tries to set these up with Ishida when they're stuck together, much to Ishida's annoyance.
  • Combination Attack: Pesche and Dondochakka's Cero Sincretio
  • 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 which he compares to Uryu's Seele Schneider in a... unique manner.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Tesra Lindocruz

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, at least.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one to emulate his master.
  • Jerk Ass: Abuses his enemies just as badly as Nnoitra does. He's just calmer.
  • 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.
  • Morality Pet: Nnoitra mistreats him every bit as much as he mistreats his enemies, but he cared enough to warn Tesra that Kenpachi was too much to handle.
  • 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.
  • Pig Man: His release, which made for a good "did not see that coming" scene.
  • 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.
  • 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: To Nnoitra, even if his master barely cares for him and downright mistreats him.
  • 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.

Emilou Apacci

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.
  • Animal Motifs: Deer.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Apacci was the first shown of the three, reacting blankly to Aaroniero broadcasting his death and asking for Harribel to tell her what to do in regards to that. Nothing came of it, though.
  • Dark Action Girl: More overtly nasty than her comrades, due to her short temper and occasional bouts of borderline sadism.
  • Death by Adaptation: The anime ended before we learned that she survived, as well as that of her comrades and mistress.
  • 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Both the anime and Nestle To Night portray this in different ways, neither of which contradict the other. In the anime, it's implied she led the charge against Yamamoto so that she could get Harribel to unleash her Ressurreccion on Hitsugaya, although she survives along with Mila Rose and Sung-Sun. In Nestle To Night, when it becomes clear that Harribel actually needs saving, Apacci is willing to rot away if it meant getting her mistress healed first.
  • 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. Her interaction with Kukkapurro cements her as one, see Tsundere below.
  • Not So Different: Despite massive differences in personality, she cares as much for her friends as Orihime, something that Nestle To Night points out.
  • Number Two: While she's still rather hard to get along with, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose often follow her lead, thereby making her the de facto second in command in her group, behind Harribel.
  • 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.
  • Power Trio: The impulsive and irritable Apacci is the Id amongst her group.
  • Pride: Nestle To Night shows that it makes up a large part of her personality, see Tsundere.
  • 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), 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. See The Determinator for details on that one.
  • 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.

Cyan Sung-Sun

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.
  • Animal Motifs: Snake. Even her Zanpakuto is named after an anaconda.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: At least in looks, since there's no word on her ethnicity.
  • 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.
  • Death by Adaptation: The anime ended before we learned that she survived.
  • 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The anime implies that she jump-rushed Yamamoto knowing that she would die, but so she could strengthen Harribel's resolve to fight. Noticeably effective, since Harribel goes from merely keeping Hitsugaya at bay to trying to kill him to get to Yamamoto in her desire to ensure this sacrifice was not in vain.
  • 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.
  • Power Trio: Cool and snarky Sung-Sun acts as the Superego in her group.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Franceska Mila Rose

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.
  • Animal Motif: Lion.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Both in her default outfit and in her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Blood Knight: The anime subtly portrays her as someone that enjoys fighting, with a slight sadistic streak as she's shown with a Psychotic Smirk as she fights an outmatched Matsumoto.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ayon goes through this twice. First with Yamamoto, then with Quilge Opie.
  • 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.
  • Death by Adaptation: The Unmasked databook revealed that she and her comrades were still alive, along with Harribel, but the anime ended before it got to the part where they made their re-appearance in the manga.
  • 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She attacked Yamamoto primarily, knowing she would get burned anyway. It caused Harribel to release her Zanpakuto in order to ensure this sacrifice was not in vain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Power Trio: While she is rarely any better than Apacci, Mila-Rose fills the role of Ego by generally being the one to take up the moderating role, restraining Apacci or cussing out Sung-Sun.
  • Red Baron: Nel informs Ichigo that the three are collectively referred to as the "Tres Bestias", and that they are feared amongst the Arrancar for their strength and ferocity.
  • 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.

Rudbornn Chelute

A bull-headed Arrancar ranked as the 61st Numero, Rudbornn is the leader of the Exequias, an Arrancar Expy of the Soul Society's Stealth Force. The Exequias are responsible for terminating any rebels or intruders in Las Noches, hence their name, and the Espada hold a fair amount of authority over them.

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.

Wonderweiss Margela

An Arrancar created by Aizen through the Hougyoku, with the rank of 77th Numero. He seems childlike and easily distracted, but when he does pay attention, he shows off tremendous power and merciless attacks.

His Zanpakuto is Extingir, solely designed to negate the effects of Ryujin Jakka.
  • Alas, Poor Villain. Even Yamamoto pities him after he kills him. invoked
    Yamamoto: Poor thing... Were your emotions taken away from you too? (Stares at Aizen) That was cruel of you.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Averted. The Soul Reapers classify him as Espada-level and his performance backs it up, but he still held the rank of Numero throughout his time with Aizen. He's not rational enough to hold authority.
  • BFS: His zanpakuto looks like a claymore sword.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Why the hell would Aizen make an Arrancar so useless? To deal with Yamamoto, of course.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Subverted. His Resurreccion serves only to negate Yamamoto's Zanpakutou, but he's shown to be pretty powerful despite that.
  • Infernal Retaliation: Explodes after being killed.
  • Kid with the Leash: He's in command of a HUGE hollow.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Possibly. His scream seems to have some nullifying effect.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In his released form, he grows lots of sinewy arms from his oversized shoulders.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Heavily hinted at during his very first appearance and brief clash with Urahara, but the true extent of his not-harmlessness later is still spectacular. He one-shots Ukitake and beats Kensei offscreen.
  • One-Winged Angel: Whatever the hell his Resurreccion turns him into. Possibly justified due to Aizen's tinkering.
  • Power Nullifier: He was created for the sole purpose of cancelling out Yamamoto's powers.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The guy would rather play with dragonflies and with other people's hats than go out in missions. At first, at least...
  • Pure Is Not Good: Tousen explains that he's a pure creature and that pure creatures are attracted to each other. However, Wonderweiss is not on the side of good and has one sole purpose which is anything but good.
  • Spell My Name with an S: People are unclear on how to spell his name, though 'Wonderweiss' is the official spelling. Wonderwice and other permutations were not uncommon for a time.
  • Torso with a View: His hollow hole is on his chest.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's so powerful that Yamamoto calls him a Worthy Opponent, but given his and Yamamoto's relative ages, Yamamoto has more skill and experience. Yamamoto even chides him and gives tips like: "Your attacks are too straight, too predictable".
  • Your Head Asplode: It inflated to ridiculous proportions just before exploding, but not before Yamamoto jumped onto it to keep it from destroying the city.

Lilynette Gingerbuck

Lilynette is Starrk's sole fraccion and is about as dangerous as you'd expect from someone that looks as young as she does. Nevertheless, she shares a very close relationship with Starrk despite her irritability.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Not that she has any cleavage, but her uniform still exposes a lot of her chest.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit shows off her stomach.
  • Cute Monster Girl: More cute than monsterous, though.
  • Detached Sleeves: She wears white sleeves on her arms from wrist to elbow.
  • Famous Last Words: "Starrk..."
  • Fusion Dance: She's Starrk's zanpakuto, not his Fraccion meaning when they merge she becomes Espada #1 as well.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the anime, her consciousness is destroyed when she intercepts one of Kyoraku's attacks to protect Starrk, sending Starrk into a second Villainous BSOD.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Like Starrk, she was never able to make friends or anyone due to the immense power the pair possessed.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Watching her try and fail to keep her dignity as a fighter while Ukitake toys with her, to the point she breaks down crying, makes her an odd case of an allegedly villainous character chalking up Woobie points.
  • Ineffectual Death Threats: It's hard to take her cries of "I'll kill you!" seriously when she's dirty and crying.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Starrk, though Lilynette makes a point that Arrancar don't age. Ukitake doesn't care though he really should have.
  • Literal Split Personality: Of a sort. Apparently she's not truly Starrk's fraccion, they're two fragments of the same Hollow.
  • Little Miss Badass: Tries to be one, bless her, at the very least.
  • Lonely Together: Starrk and Lilynette.
  • Opera Gloves: Though modified so they can reveal the upper half of her hands.
  • Plucky Girl: Doesn't give up even when Ukitake is clearly just messing with her to avoid killing her.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Like Starrk, she doesn't really have much in the way of actual villainous traits. She's short tempered at worst, but for the most part just hangs out with these guys because she's lonely and there's no one else the pair can really interact with.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Can pull one out of her mask to fight. Not fight well, but fight.
  • Stripperiffic: She wears a tiny vest, long boots and gloves, and a pair of really short undergarments, all of which are white-colored with black outlines. A light BREEZE should result in a wardrobe malfunction, really.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the anime, she dies intercepting a wind attack from Kyoraku that was meant for Starrk.
  • Torso with a View: Her hollow hole is located on her solar plexus.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is green.



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 episode.
  • 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.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Yellow, like most Hollows.
  • I Lied: What he says when Ichigo confronts him about being able to resurrect Yūichi's mother.
  • 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.

Numb Chandelier

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.


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.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six arms.
  • Resurrective Immortality: If killed, he will simply respawn in Hueco Mundo. Unfortunately for him, he was eaten and assimilated by Aaroniero.

Grand Fisher

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.
  • Big Bad: Was set up to be one, but subverted. Ichigo never even gets a re-match with him.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Doesn't remember killing Ichigo's mother as he has eaten so many people throughout the years.
  • Facial Markings: Comma-like marks under his mask's eye sockets, as well as on his actual face in Arrancar form.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Yellow, like all Hollows.
  • 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: Isshin remarks that Masaki would have been able to Curb-Stomp Battle Grand Fisher with little effort had Yhwach not stolen her powers.
  • 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.
  • Prehensile Hair: Can use his fur to restrain prey.
  • Reason You Suck Speech: Gives one to Ichigo, only to get it turned around on him.
  • Retractable Weapon: His ridiculously long claws.
  • 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.
  • You Killed My Father: The killer of Ichigo's mother, Masaki. Masaki could have curb-stomped him, but her powers were stolen by Yhwach while she was fighting Grand Fisher, allowing Grand Fisher to win a fight he should have lost.

Hollow Ichigo

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 destroying 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.
  • 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.
  • Finger Gun: His first form fired his Cero from either his fingertips or palm.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Rips off one of Ulquiorra's arms and tries to impale him with it.
  • Healing Factor: 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: 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.
  • 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's able to fully transform.
  • 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: His reiatsu in the anime 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: It was initially stated that Ichigo's transformations were a result of his Inner Hollow attempting to seize control of his body, though is eventually revealed that his Hollowfication is an intrinsic part of his soul and he ultimately acknowledges the Inner Hollow as being a part of himself rather than a separate entity.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: For a given value of family, but 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Not necessarily an appearance, but after killing Grand Fisher Isshin mentioned to Uruhara that he had fought a prototypical 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.
  • 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 is jet-black. 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: Infects Masaki with its soul and reiatsu, causing her to begin to Hollowfy, but is suppressed and transferred to Ichigo. It fuses with Ichigo's Soul Reaper powers and becomes his Zanpakuto spirit/Inner Hollow, Zangetsu.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Charges and fires its Cero between its horn.
  • Your Head Asplode: Masaki shoots him point blank in the head after luring him in.
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