Characters: Bleach X Cution
Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's Bleach
. This page is for the Fullbringers, who generally belong to a mysterious organization known as XCution
Their supposed goals are an attempt to remove their hollow derived powers and go back to being normal humans.Back to the main character index
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"Time will try to constantly try to catch up with you. And with a roar, it will overcome you. Do not look ahead. Hope only lies within the unforeseeable current that will close in from behind."
A mysterious and manipulative individual, Ginjo is the apparent leader of Xcution, although he doesn't seem to care too much of it, or acknowledge any real ladder within the organization. He approached Ichigo, tempting him with bogus investigative questioning regarding his father to arouse his interest concerning Xcution.
His Fullbring, Cross of Scaffold
, allows him to transform his cross pendant into an enormous claymore that can use an explosive energy attack.
- Anti-Hero: Though he helps Ichigo, he's especially brutal towards him. His excuse is that fullbring is extremely taxing on the physical body and the first release of power can potentially kill the fullbringer. However, he does seem to enjoy the darker role.
- Anti-Villain: He set up Ichigo because he's trying to obtain as much power as he can to attack Soul Society. He used to be their first Substitute Shinigami but went AWOL upon discovering his apparently kindly benefactor Ukitake had him under constant surveillance, and bugged with a kill-switch, should he ever become Soul Society's enemy. He hopes to use Ichigo to obtain the power he needs to fight Soul Society. When he realises Ichigo doesn't agree with his solution to Ukitake, he decides to try and kill Ichigo.
- Bad Boss: He tells Tsukishima to kill Shishigawara after they're done fighting the Soul Reapers since his Fullbring might become too much for them to handle.
- Badass: He's easily the most powerful member of the group and the only one that can match Tsukishima. The Gotei 13 see him as a big enough threat that they use Ichigo to lure him out and then send four captain-class shinigami, along with Renji and Rukia, to fight him should Ichigo not be able to handle him.
- BFS: Ginjo is able to use Fullbring to turn his pendant into a very large two-handed long sword.
- Dark Is Evil: He dresses in all black, is manipulative, rude and brutal and freely admits he makes a cliched villain. He is eventually revealed to be the true Arc Villain and that Tsukishima is following his orders.
- Establishing Character Moment: Ichigo intercepts a thief, recovers the stolen bag and hands it back to the ditzy, grateful owner, Ginjou. As soon as Ichigo continues on his way, Ginjou drops the act, smiles unpleasantly with a Face Framed in Shadow and makes it clear the entire event was orchestrated so he could see how trusting or cautious Ichigo is.
- Evil All Along: Via Memory Gambit he made himself forget his actual intentions and believe that Tsukishima was his actual enemy. Upon getting bookmarked again, he goes back to being the actual Arc Villain. Tsukishima states it's because Ginjou is a terrible actor who would have given himself away immediately if the elaborate ruse hadn't been carried out this way.
- Evil Counterpart: He is designed to be a darker, more cynical and bitter version of Ichigo. Both are BFS wielding Substitute Soul Reapers with Sword Beam techniques. They are both rude people hiding gentler personalities, who will let out an inner Blood Knight if it will help them achieve their goals. They both have an inner hollow and they can both control their sentimentality if it means getting the job done. However, Ginjou struggles to trust people and holds grudges when his trust is broken. Ichigo is better able to understand and empathise with others and therefore doesn't hold grudges. This crucial difference is what defines their reactions to learning about Ukitake's surveillance and kill-switch: Ginjou cannot forgive and becomes an enemy of Soul Society while Ichigo realises Ukitake was being sensible and instigated a method whereby Ichigo could figure out the truth for himself.
- Evil Laugh: When he is revealed as the villain and achieves his goal, his evil laugh is spectacular. Like he once said, he's a hell of a cliched villain.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Like other bulky Bleach guys he's got a deep voice to match.
- Face Framed in Shadow: When he first reveals he set up Ichigo to catch his "stolen" bag, his face is framed in shadow. Any time he says something dramatic, or when he's revealed as the villain, his face gets framed in shadow.
- Facial Markings: His Bankai slaps a cross mark on his face, keeping in the theme of his Fullbring name and the X-Cution symbol more generally.
- Foreshadowing: The arc's opening cover chapter features his eye reflection on Tsukishima's sword. The hints about the Kurosaki family to bait Ichigo into X-Cution actually set-up later reveals in the Final Arc, his confession to Ichigo that if ever became a villain he'd be a cliched one. When cut by Tsukishima during the final battle, he suddenly calls Ichigo 'Kurosaki-kun' instead of his more usual 'Ichigo'. When he is revealed as the villain, Tsukishima tells him off for the name change, feeling it should have clued Ichigo in right there and then.
- Genre Savvy: When training Ichigo, he invokes all the Shounen villain stereotypes to make Ichigo feel as though Orihime's life is on the line because he knows Ichigo performs better when there's a genuine threat against someone's life. At the end of the training, he tells Ichigo that he'd make a very cliched villain.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: When he is playing the role of the "good guy" and his "Cross of Scaffold" is untainted, its guard is a shade of gold. After he got cut by Tsukushima to regain his memories and infused his Combat Pass with Cross of Scaffold, the guard became black in addition to gaining a skull.
- Interim Villain: He's the Arc Villain that is sandwiched between the two major Big Bad villains, Aizen and Yhwach. He had neither the longevity or gravitas of the other two, but he was able to break Ichigo so completely that Ichigo ended up sobbing on his knees begging for his stolen power to be returned. The consequence is the restoration of Ichigo's Soul Reaper powers and the truth about his purpose in the story has yet to be revealed.
- Last Name Basis: He calls Kutsuzawa and Tsukishima by their last names. He also only calls Ichigo by his last name when his true personality is released.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When he's pulled out all the major Shounen villain stereotypes to train Ichigo into discovering his fullbring, he jokes afterwards that he'd "make a hell of a clichéd villain". He is eventually revealed to be the true villain of the arc it's like he's apologising to the readers in advance for the cliché.
- Memory Gambit: He orders Tsukishima to alter his memories so that he can convincingly fake being Ichigo's friend and mentor until it's time for Tsukishima to restore his real memories, allowing him to steal the power he's trained Ichigo to obtain.
- Metaphorically True: He said that the ability of Tsukishima's sword is to cut through anything. It sounds like a massive lie, but that's actually the point of the ability: he cuts a person or object's "past" to insert memories of his choice. The sword can switch between being an ordinary cutting blade and a blade that cuts the soul to insert fake memories. It's therefore true that the ability is to cut through anything... it's just that's not the point of the cut.
- Mysterious Backer: Tsukishima suddenly begins targeting Ichigo and his friends and Ginjou suddenly starts helping Ichigo and his friends. The only thing they know about X-Cution, fullbring and Tsukishima comes from Ginjou. Ginjou's reason for wanting Ichigo's help is flimsy at best. He's eventually revealed to be the real villain who cultivated Ichigo's power to steal for himself.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: His first encounter with Ichigo, consists of him acting like a gormless idiot who got his bag stolen. This was entirely staged so he could test out how trusting or cautious Ichigo was.
- Oh, Crap: When Ichigo gains back his Soul Reaper powers, Ginjou can't believe it. Not only did he think it impossible but he knows he's not ready to fight at Ichigo's Soul Reaper level.
- Older Than They Look: He was a fully grown adult when he met a very young Tsukishima. Now Tsukishima is a grown adult who is older than Ichigo's teenage year group and Ginjou looks like he hasn't aged a day. He's the first Substitute Soul Reaper, so there's a big question mark over how hold he is, how long he's been hiding from Soul Society and how long he is capable of living for.
- Pet the Dog: Ginjou made a promise to the other fullbringers that he'd share the power he stole from Ichigo. When he successfully steals Ichigo's power... he keeps his promise and shares the power. For such a cliched Shounen villain, he actually breaks the stereotype with this act.
- Power Duplication: He has the ability to take the power from others and use it himself. However, he states this is the ability of a substitute Soul Reaper and that Ichigo can do it, too.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: When he enters Bankai, his hair turns white.
- Power Gives You Wings: His bankai gives him weird ribbon-like energy wings that keep forming a cross-shape while he fights.
- Power Parasite: His entire plot is to power up Ichigo's fullbring so that he can steal it for himself. His long-term goal is to get strong enough to gain revenge against Ukitake and Soul Society for the way he was treated as a Substitute Soul Reaper. He can also spread that power around other fullbringers.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Really hates Tsukishima's sadistic pleasure in breaking the minds, simply because it means they can be of no further use.
- Psychotic Smirk: He has a habit of letting these slip out. His first introduction to the storyline even included one. As he once confessed to Ichigo, when he's forced to play the role of a villain, he tends to go for the cliché.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His Bankai turns his sclera red and he only enters Bankai once he's decided he has to kill Ichigo.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: After absorbing Ichigo's powers and enhancing himself he's now wearing a sort of bone armor. Even part of the handle of his sword now looks like a spine.
- Smug Snake: Is haughty and arrogant when in control. Breaks down fast when he discovers Ichigo's much more powerful than he thought.
- Sword Beam: His fullbring utilises a very large one. He also gains the ability to use Getsuga Tensho.
- Taking the Bullet: When Ichigo is about to be cut by Tsukishima's memory-altering power, Ginjou intercepts the attack and gets cut instead. The twist is that it doesn't change his natural personality, it restores his fake personality to his natural personality.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: He's big, heavily built and is quite sarcastic.
- Thigh-High Boots: Once he steals Ichigo's fullbring, he sports them.
- Training from Hell: Subjects Ichigo to this, to the point of slashing his eyes and blocking Orihime's path when she tries to help him.
- Victory Is Boring: When Tsukishima suggests memory-altering Ishida, he refuses because he claims a fight he can't lose is boring. He wants Ishida to be the key to Ichigo figuring out who the real villain is.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he realizes that Ichigo has no intention of joining him whatsoever despite knowing the truth, he seems to realize his grudge was petty and loses the will to fight.
- X Makes Anything Cool: The name Xcution, and Ginjo's pendant, which is shaped much like an X, or a plus tilted in an X manner. Considering how his fullbring works, it seems his love of its X shape may be part of how he's able to turn it into a sword.
"How pitiful... Are you so overcome with rage that words won't come out?"
The founder of Xcution, he successfully transferred several Fullbringers' powers to a Substitute Soul Reaper, but killed everyone directly involved afterward and disappeared. He reappears in the present as the apparent main antagonist, causing Ginjo to take Ichigo under his wing and help him unlock his Fullbring powers. He is cruel, manipulative and possesses a power to either cut through anything or alter the memories of others.
His Fullbring, Book of the End
, is a katana capable of cutting anything. Supposedly...
"Hide away all the things you want from everybody else and they become yours."
An overconfident and vain young girl, she immediately thinks Ichigo is hot the moment she meets him - not that she'll admit it to him
. She mainly assists him in his new Training from Hell
Her Fullbring Dollhouse
allows her to basically be a Reality Warper
to anything or anyone she finds cute, permitting said things or people with heart-shaped "passes." This includes shrinking people down to the size of an action figure and "permitting" them into her cardboard dollhouse.
- Abnormal Ammo: Her gun stores miniaturized objects, which re-enlarge upon being fired, to hopefully catch an opponent off guard and crush them.
- Apologetic Attacker: When she uses her power to possess Rukia, she apologises because she didn't want to use the ability at all.
- Berserk Button: She really hates being called "a normal human".
- Blind Without 'Em: She can't see properly but refuses to wear contacts since they're not comfortable or glasses since they're not sexy.
- Bratty Half-Pint: As a child, if she wanted something, her fullbring meant she could just take it. Regardless of who the original owner was. She only learned how abusive she was being when she kidnapped a human because she fell in love with him.
- But Now I Must Go: In chapter 479, she's seen standing atop of a building and using her powers to leave the scene.
- Character Development: Taking the Bullet for Ichigo was the single most selfless act she's ever accomplished. Guess that happens when you hide inside someone's head and listen to their thoughts regarding their best friend.
- Cry Cute: In Chapter 478, after waking up and speaking to Ichigo, Rukia and Orihime. She denies that she's crying, though.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has magenta hair and eyes.
- Cuteness Proximity: She weaponises cuteness to distract her enemies.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Her minidress is a curious fashion choice for a girl her age, but she's willing to fight in it all the same.
- Dark Chick: Riruka's fiery demeanor and hilarious love for Ichigo puts her as one of the most memorable Fullbringer in Xcution.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Seems to be her default fashion style.
- Expressive Hair: In the filler additions to canon episodes, her hair is very much this.
- Fiery Redhead: Pretty much the standout example in Bleach.
- Foreshadowing: As she begins bonding with Orihime, she becomes extremely guilty over caring for people she knows she's going to be forced to betray. When the betrayal does eventually occur, she's horrified by the extent of it and is forced to participate rather than wanting to have been part of it willingly.
- Girlish Pigtails: She acts very girlishly and likes to appear cute. She therefore wears two long bunches.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her seal of approval manifests as a small sticker-like heart with an "R" on it, and its uses include shrinking Ichigo to fit into in a dollhouse for a Training from Hell and sealing a Yakuza inside a stuffed pig. She's the only Fullbringer to not be beaten outright, though whether she can be said to have won is unclear.
- Heel Realization: Her exposure to Ichigo, Orihime and Rukia and how they think, especially given what Orihime and Rukia both say about how Ichigo can change peoples lives, leads her to one.
- Hidden Depths: In her backstory, she was a typical Spoiled Brat who used her abilities for theft like taking the local Alpha Bitch's cute locket, but since she still was a little girl, she had no idea just how badly her powers affected her crush after she placed him inside her treasure box. Once she noticed that, she released him. In the end, it gives her a better moral compass than the rest of the group.
- High Heel-Face Turn: She was the only Fullbringer to protest what was going on, though it didn't stop her from fighting Rukia. After the end, though, she jumped in to save Ichigo after listening to Rukia's thoughts about him.
- Hot-Blooded: She's prone to snapping at people, often to hide her true emotions.
- I'm Taking Him Home With Me: Actually weaponized. At will, she did this in her youth but stopped when she realized how it affected her crush.
- Motor Mouth: She can get into ongoing, one-sided conversations about irrelevant topics, oblivious over the listeners nearby.
- Nice Hat: The tails on the back of her hat, which stand up straight after she's infused with Ichigo's Fullbring. Hilariously, this is just before she fights bunny-obsessed Rukia.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: After Rukia presses her Berserk Button, Riruka stuffs her into a plush devil. Later on in the fight, Riruka inserts herself into Rukia, causing Rukia to black out.
- Power Nullifier: Riruka doesn't actually know she can do this, but if she traps a Soul Reaper inside a plushie, she can stop them from using Kidou, as the spell will backfire inside the teddy. It also makes it near impossible for the Soul Reaper to hold their Zanpakutou. It does not stop Shunpou, however.
- Spoiled Brat: She views herself as selfish and spoiled. She learned this truth in her youth as her power made stealing what she wanted off other people easy. Eventually, she kidnapped a man she had a crush on and only then did she learn how horrible she was being.
- Sweet Tooth: She likes her doughnuts.
- Taking the Bullet: She used her body to protect Ichigo from Tsukishima's blade. Her chest armor catches the blade, but it still left a very deep wound. Urahara treated her injuries.
- Thigh-High Boots: Again, another curious fashion choice, but they seemed to have changed a bit after she received an upgrade from Ginjo.
- Token Good Teammate: For all her faults, she was the only one that tried to reject an upgrade from Ginjo; she seemed to gain an understanding of Ichigo and Rukia as people; she took a slash from Tsukishima while protecting them; and she scolded Tsukishima for trying to save someone "that was already saved by Ichigo".
- Tsundere: Acts slightly like a Drill Sergeant Nasty towards Ichigo, but clearly worries about him when he's not looking. Also displayed the classic portrayal of one in her Mood Whiplash-full interactions with Orihime. She's not worried about her either but buying donuts. Cue Luminescent Blush.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her Fullbring allows her to "put" people inside things she finds cute...
- Zettai Ryouiki: She wears boots that reach up to mid thigh. Coupled with her tsundere personality and the presence of twin tails, she qualifies for the vaunted Grade S.
Yukio Hans Voralberna
"I've never formed a real connection with anyone, Fullbring or no Fullbring."
The youngest member of Xcution, just behind Riruka. Yukio is calm and quiet, usually not speaking unless something catches his attention. He seems fond of playing video games. He is slightly annoyed whenever Riruka kicks open a door, as he can see up her skirt whenever she does so.
His Fullbring, Invaders Must Die
, is channeled through his portable game console and allows him to imprison targets within a video game whose parameters (such as the gameplay system) and "characters" (his prisoners) are under his full control. It will only function as long as the battery is charged, however - unless it's plugged into a power-source.
"I'm gonna show you how man I am by pounding your face into the ground!!"
From Miyashita Commercial High School, Shishigawara is the hot-blooded minion who devotes himself to Tsukishima. He is largely incompetent at everything he does, but underneath his recklessness lies a powerful Fullbringer not
to be underestimated.
His Fullbring, Jackpot Knuckle
, takes the form of a knuckleduster with three slot machine icons. Depending on how lucky Shishigawara's roll is, the opponent will experience equal misfortune. Upon contact, the numbers roll, and if he hits a jackpot, Shishigawara can manipulate a probability related to whatever he punches; for example, he causes a piece of the hilt of Ginjo's sword to break off due to "simple wear and tear", or "just happens" to completely dislocate Ikkaku's shoulder with a single hit.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes when he hits a jackpot but he's a bit sarcastic about it.
- Blessed with Suck: The unpredictability of Jackpot Knuckle means that he can't fight with any level of consistency, which makes him incredibly threatening nonetheless since with a lucky hit he can do some immense damage despite not hitting that hard.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A lot more dangerous than his early silly-sidekick appearances would have suggested.
- Delinquent: He goes to a school full of stereotypical Japanese thugs. While he doesn't exactly sport a perm, he more or less plays the part with the way he dresses and speaks.
- The Dragon: Initially seemed to be Tsukishima's, but he's just another member of Xcution.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Resorts to it after he breaks Hozukimaru in his fight with Madarame.
- Hot-Blooded: Odd for a sidekick of a disturbingly calm man.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He tries to act like a badass delinquent, but he's actually pretty soft hearted.
- Logical Weakness: A probability power that gives a lot of payout up front is going to decline in value the longer the fight drags on.
- Love at First Sight: For Orihime. He was literally falling head over heels as if her beauty smacked him over the head.
- Luck Manipulation Mechanic: Moe's Fullbring works like a slot machine.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Has a slot machine-based Fullbring that, while unpredictable, is potentially very deadly. Ginjo even seems to consider him a greater threat than his fellow Fullbringers. He comes closer than most of his allies to actually winning his fight.
- Oh, Crap: He dislocates Ikkaku's shoulder and assumes he's got the fight won, but then Ikkaku nonchalantly sets it back into place with just his muscles. At the end of their fight he thinks he landed the deciding blow for his opponent to come back with a massive headbutt that ultimately knocks him out.
- Undying Loyalty: He would die for Tsukishima, but he knows Tsukishima wouldn't do the same.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: His Fullbring's power. If Shishigawara can get a little lucky, his opponent gets to be a lot unlucky.
- Would Not Hit a Girl: If he finds a girl pretty, he won't bring himself to attack her.
- You Are Not Alone: He refuses to leave Tsukishima's side when Tsukishima is dying.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Ginjo intends to kill him when everything is all finished because his power is too dangerous and he's already served his purpose. This is why he didn't get an upgrade: Ginjo didn't want him getting any stronger than he already was.
"At some point I must have realised that these Fullbrings we bear are all that really holds us together."
A member of Xcution. Jackie is a tall woman with short dark hair. She wears a dark long-sleeved shirt with tight fitting trousers.
Her Fullbring, Dirty Boots
, increases her physical combat strength as her clothes are dirtied.
- Absolute Cleavage: Shows as much as Matsumoto does, with a cleavage that's almost as large in some shots.
- Action Girl: Tristan's the most action-oriented chick amongst the Fullbringers in Xcution.
- Adaptation Expansion: Enough that her backstory was the first to get revealed in the anime.
- Ambiguously Brown: For a while, at least.
- Anti-Villain: How often will you see an antagonist Taking the Bullet for someone that struck them down in a Curb-Stomp Battle?
- Armed Legs / Tricked-Out Shoes: Her Fullbring makes her stronger the dirtier her boots are. They also make said boots heavier.
- Berserk Button: She really seems to have an inferiority complex as when she trains Ichigo, she treats him like a novice only for him to show his skill and reveal that he had more then enough experience when it comes to fighting. She practically goes ballistic on him. Not that it does any good. When she faces off against Renji after receiving some of Ichigo's Fullbring power, she comments again that she is the better fighter, but after taking the full brunt of her power the first time, he just treats her little more then an annoyance and tells her to hit him with all she's got. She gets pissed once more as a result.
- Broken Bird: Flashbacks show a teenage Jackie screaming and crying under the rain. Her father bought her a beautiful pair of boots with money earned from illegal activities. Her entire family is slaughtered because her father's activities, leaving her once-loved boots drenched in their blood. She's loathed her power ever since because it only serves to remind her of what she's lost.
- Clothes Make the Superman: Her clothes, specifically her boots, serve as her Fullbring 'Dirty Boots'
- Freudian Excuse: Out of all of Xcution, she's the one who has the best and more legitimate Freudian Excuse - she was from a very poor family, and her parents and siblings were slaughtered for her father's involvement in the black market.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Her Fullbring is blatantly a dominatrix outfit. And the attacks get stronger when her boots get dirty.
Jackie: "Sand, dirt, mud, blood, other bodily fluids, anything will work."
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to off herself to save Renji from being killed by Yukio though it turns out better than it initially appeared.
- Irony: She hated her Fullbring, but she admits to Yukio that she feels even worse without it.
- Kick Chick: Her specialty, but it doesn't work against Ichigo or Renji.
- Sole Survivor: The rest of her family was killed off while she was out. When she returned home, she found the bodies.
- Street Urchin: In her past she roamed the streets while living with her poor family.
- What the Hell, Hero?: A more subdued case, but she calls Ichigo out on his hero complex, something that his own friends have taken issue with for years.
"The key truly does lie in having the correct timing."
The eldest member of Xcution, and their apparent bartender at their base of operations. He is a very to-the-point person, and has a rather cruel way of training Ichigo in the use of his Fullbring.
Kutsuzawa's Fullbring, Time Tells No Lies
, allows him to place "timers" and restrictions on basically anything based on conditions of his choosing. If these conditions aren't met, the target is purged by the flames of time
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP), Michael Sorich (EN)
- Adaptation Expansion: Gets a lot more screen time in the anime.
- The Bartender: For a large portion of the arc he just sits back cleaning glasses.
- Clipped Wing Angel: He seems to have traded his time manipulation for raw strength, but it only served to give Kenpachi a better shot at killing him.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Barkeeping: He works as a bartender, and in almost all of the early episodes he appears in, at least once he's shown polishing a glass while standing behind the group's private bar.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He's always dressed in a nice bartender outfit.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's strong enough to take Kenpachi down, but he gets killed before he finishes his sentence.
- Testosterone Poisoning: As if his enhanced fullbring looking like The Incredible Hulk wasn't bad enough, he's also got a giant "♂" across his chest.
- The Sociopath: No real regard for human life. His way of testing his powers was killing his wife. The trope was enforced by said ability when it made his eye explode for feeling bad about it.
- The Stoic: He's calm and non-reactive for the most part, and reacts in a measured way to everything. Then he beefs up his body and ends up Drunk with Power.
- This Cannot Be!: The last thing he says when Kenpachi kills him with a single slice.
- Time Master: He has the ability to impose time limits that must be fulfilled under pain of death. According to Riruka, he's done this to several others before Ichigo joined up with Xcution.