[[WMG: Several characters in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' had different names when they were alive:]]
* Gin Ichimaru: [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]
* Kisuke Urahara: [[Manga/DeathNote L]]
** In accordance with the list of Time Lords above, this means that Urahara is the ''ghost'' of a Time Lord. And a Death (God). In purgatory.
** Upon his untimely demise, L's soul, tormented at having been killed by his only 'friend' proceeded to develop into a hollow, who is now known as (L)quiorra!
*** L's soul split on death. His analytical skills became the shingami Urahara. His arogance and drive became the hollow Ulquiorra. This is not happenstance -- it is part of a long game to capture Kira wherever he flees.
*** I always thought that Urahara looked a lot like [[Manga/ShamanKing Faust VIII]]...
* Sousuke Aizen: [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited Justice Lord Superman]]
* Grimmjow Jeagerjaques: [[{{Expy}} Gamma Akutabi]] (''Manga/ZombiePowder'')
* Shunsui Kyōraku: [[VideoGame/TheLastBlade Amano Hyo]] or [[Literature/CloudOfSparrows Okumichi no kami Genji]]
* Nanao Ise: [[Anime/ReadOrDie Yomiko Readman]]
* Shigekuni Yamamoto-'''Gen'''ryūsai: [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Gen]]
* Kenpachi Zaraki: [[Main/StreetFighter Sagat]]
* Yachiru Kusajishi: [[{{Manga/Yotsuba}} Yotsuba Koiwai]]
* Hanatarō Yamada: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]]
* Seinosuke Yamada: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]
* Retsu Unohana: [[Manga/AiYoriAoshi Aoi Sakuraba]]
* Kaien Shiba: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Zack Fair]]
* Tōshirō Hitsugaya: [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Chipp Zanuff]]
* Kaname Tōsen: Stevie Wonder
* Sajin Komamura: [[VideoGame/StarFox James McCloud]]
* Rangiku Matsumoto: [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai Shuranui]]
* Ikkaku Madarame: [[VideoGame/FatalFury Joe Higashi]]
* Yumichika Ayasegawa: [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Ash Crimson]]
* Mayuri Kurotsuchi: [[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Caulder]]
* Nemu Kurotsuchi: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]]
* Jūshirō Ukitake: [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Ukyo Tachibana]]
* Renji Abarai: [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Genjuro Kibagami]]
* Byakuya Kuchiki: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Rossiu]]
* Marechiyo Ōmaeda: [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Gan Isurugi]]
** Or [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Bling Bling Boy]], but these two aren't mutually exclusive.
* Tia Harribel: Halle Berry
* Cirucci Thunderwitch: [[Franchise/SailorMoon Mimete]]
* Nnoitra Jiruga: [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Akechi Mitsuhide]] (It's ''so'' obvious)
* Zommari Leroux: [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Grim]] (Is there any other reason why his release is [[spoiler:a giant pumpkin]]?)
** This one's all but assured now, considering that they now share a voice actor (Greg Eagles).
* Aaroniero Arruruerie: [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans The Brain]] [[spoiler:and/]]or [[spoiler:Akira]] from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''
* Yammy Rialgo: [[Franchise/DragonBall Nappa]]
* Barragan Lusienbarn: [[Manga/DeathNote The King of Shinigami]]
* Coyote Starrk: [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shikamaru Nara]]

Ryuk's world, then, is Hueco Mundo and he and his friends are arrancar. Their referring to themselves as "shinigami" is a half-truth born of jealousy, and perhaps a justification for their murderous actions.
* Notably, this means the arrencar have an ability that most shinigami do not - the ability to give living humans additional lifespan (albeit at the rather nasty cost of that being half ''their'' lifespan, and they have to die in the process) - which in turn could make them living Holy Grails, like the one that made Franchise/IndianaJones have such an extended lifespan!

[[WMG: Orihime will eventually master her powers, and become [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry The Golden Witch Beatrice]]]]
Orange-ish hair, adept at creating magical helpers, and take a look at Orihime's powers:
* The ability to deny events and return anything to a previous state-in other words, Endless Magic.
* Shielding. Beatrice is the only magical being shown to have level of skill required to block (and return!) bullets from highly anti-magical guns. She is also pretty good at breaking shields, which probably requires similar knowledge.
* Tsubaki. The Stakes are pretty clearly a more sophisticated version of this ability.

[[WMG: LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]] are polar opposites, but are both female {{Reality Warper}}s from Gainaxian universes]]

Haruhi is enthusiastic, is so obsessed with the [[RuleOfCool Awesome]] that she ignores the normal), has made mass from nothing, and puts the {{Rule of Cool}} before the Laws of Physics, like Spiral Energy does. Haruhi, therefore, is the equivalent of the world of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

Orihime is emotionally fragile, holds the Powers of God in her hands but acts weak, is only useful when there are others around, and generates what look like AT Fields. Orihime is the equivalent of the world of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* Orihime ''isn't'' Shinji. Her cooking is proof.
* Haruhi's powers are like Spiral Energy -- offensive, limitless, and running off enthusiasm. Orihime's powers are like AT Fields -- defensive, shield-like, and usually limited to the person's reach. Haruhi's powers are from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''; Orihime's powers are from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.