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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's Bleach. This page deals with the non-Espada Arrancars.

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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    Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck 

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
Thousand-Year Blood War appearance 
"One who possesses reason should require a reason to fight."
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Gamuza
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (EN), Laura Torres (Latin-American Spanish)

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 most powerful women in Bleach, as demonstrated by her near-defeat of 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 has ram horns, and per goat stereotypes, she eats a lot. Her resurreccion is called Gamuza (Spanish for "chamois", another goat-antelope, but the kanji mean "antelope knight"). Her resurreccion form is a centaur-like gemsbok.
  • Archenemy: She and Nnoitra have incompatible philosophies. She believes in never fighting without reason and avoiding it if possible, he believes fighting itself is a reason to fight. He hates women, especially women in positions of authority over him, as Nel used to be and Harribel is. Nel dismisses his philosophy and refuses to see him as a warrior. As a result, she feels he needs to be watched over to prevent himself from getting into more trouble than he can handle. Eventually, he rips off her fraccions' masks, smashes her mask and throws her out of Las Noches.
  • Attack Hello: Nel loves to headbutt Ichigo in the stomach. Sometimes, for no reason, she'll increase her speed mid-flight and give him a super-sonic headbutt.
  • Badass Adorable: She's the former third Espada and was able to match Nnoitra until her ability to sustain her adult form ran out...who will take a break to bear-hug Ichigo. Shows that she's still a kid at heart.
  • Badass and Child Duo: The immature and comedic Child to Ichigo.She subverts it after returning to her adult form.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A result of her garb tearing after she regains her adult body. Her Hogyoku Ressurreccion form also has her bare stomach fully exposed, with fur surrounding it.
  • 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.
  • Boobs of Steel: As an adult, her breasts are even larger than Rangiku's, and she was also ranked in the Top 3 Espada, comparable to Halibel and capable of overpowering other Espada like Nnoitra and Grimmjow.
  • Catch and Return: Her "Cero Doble" technique lets her inhale energy attacks and send them back with double the power by mixing it with her own Cero. Her child form can still redirect energy attacks, but without the extra damage.
  • Child-Like Voice: Nelliel has a high pitched child's voice while in her adult form. She occasionally behaves in a childlike manner (e.g. hugging Ichigo) and is more empathetic and innocent than most of the other Espada.
  • 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.
  • Condescending Compassion: Often pulled this trope on Nnoitra, dismissing his Blood Knight philosophy and refusing to see him as a warrior despite his efforts. As a result, she felt he needed to be watched over and saved to prevent himself from getting into more trouble than he can handle. This ends up biting her back hard, when she pushes him to his Rage Breaking Point.
  • Cute Monster Girl: After spending the early parts of the series fighting Hollows as a Monster of the Week, and more recently being antagonized by the Arrancar serving Aizen, Ichigo and his friends were understandably shocked to learn that she was of the same race. Dialed up with her Hogyoku Resurreccion, which has her go topless and grow fur on her upper body.
  • 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.
  • Dual Age Modes: Nel looks like a little girl, but can revert to her adult form.
  • Easy Amnesia: After getting hit in the head by Nnoitra and having her Hollow mask broken.
  • Facial Markings: She has a red line that stretches horizontally across her face, right below her eyes. It loosely mimics half of the facial markings of the gemsbok, the form she takes in resureccion.
  • Fantastic Medicinal Bodily Product: Nel's saliva/drool is capable of healing people from near death.
  • Fountain of Youth: Due to Nnoitra attacking her from behind, she suddenly and inexplicably turns into a child - something that even Szayelaporro found odd. Since he cracked her mask, she also gets Easy Amnesia.
  • Genki Girl: Even as an adult, Nelliel had her moments of hyperactivity, particularly when she mood-swung from calm and melancholic after blowing up Nnoitra, to ecstatic and girly before glomp-humping Ichigo.
  • The Glomp: To Ichigo, combined with Attack Hello, to the point where she almost kills him. Notably, both the anime and the manga depict it as much more sexual than you'd expect. Her arms were wrapped over his neck, her chest was pressed against his torso and her legs were straddling his waist. The anime went so far as to have her humping him. She even breaks up a fight between Ichigo and Grimmjow before it starts by almost flattening the latter to hug the former.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime only, she gives Rukia a Death Glare when it becomes clear that she's very close to Ichigo.
  • Hidden Buxom: In more ways than one. After her injury she reverted to a child-like form, with her adult appearance (and massive cup size) being hidden as a result. When she was active as the 3rd Espada, she also wore clothing that completely covered her body. While her breasts are so large that their size was still somewhat apparent through the clothes, it's not until she's seen in a bikini in a chapter cover that it's revealed she's actually even bustier than Rangiku.
  • The High Queen: After the defeat of the Vandenreich, Nel becomes the co-ruler of Hueco Mundo alongside fellow female Arrancar and former Tres Espada Tier Harribel. As one of the more amiable Arrancar, the Soul Reapers see her as a viable option for arranging a peace treaty between Soul Society and Hueco Mundo.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Her Hogyoku Resurreccion form is the only one of hers that is deliberately revealing. Her initial appearance and resurreccion showed midriff and the underside of her breasts due to the clothing she wore as a child being too small. When she uses her Hogyoku Resurreccion, she is completely topless, with only some fur to cover her the underside of her breasts. Even then, she still sports deep cleavage and pink reiatsu tattoos on her breasts and stomach to further emphasize them.
  • In-Series Nickname: Pesche and Dondochakka both call her "Nel," something both Ichigo and Orihime adopted.
  • Jousting Lance: In Resureccion mode, her Zanpakuto blade transforms into a lance, which she throws with with a drill-like effect at Nnoitra, pinning him down.
  • Lady of War: As an adult Nelliel is a composed, dignified, and sophisticated warrior, chiding Nnoitra for fighting out of prejudice and hatred and moving elegantly in combat—so much that she can stop attacks at a moment's notice and execute them with deadly precision.
  • Limit Break: She is one of the first three Espada given Hogyoku Resurreccion forms alongside Ulquoirra and Grimmjow. In her case, she gains pink reiatsu that empowers her lance, grows horns and fur, as well as gaining pink reiatsu tattoos on her body.
  • 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. So when she was turned into a child with no memory of being an Espada, her two Fraccion made every effort to avoid reminding her of her past so she could spend the rest of her days having fun.
  • Mood-Swinger: She's calm and silent while fighting Nnoitra. Then she turns around, looks at Ichigo, and jumps through the air while she glomps him. Unlike most examples, this is very much Played for Laughs... and then when Nnoitra gets back up, she immediately returns to being calm. In the Vandenreich arc, she goes from glomping Ichigo again to coldly reprimanding Grimmjow for telling her what to do.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Kind of. When she has access to proper clothes (ergo, in the flashbacks and when she and Grimmjow make their return), Nel dresses very conservatively by Bleach standards, with a preference toward high-collared shirts and smart slacks which show very little skin. But when Nel transforms out of her child state...that's another story entirely. Either way, Nel is curvy and fantastically pretty, so she still counts, even if she's a more nuanced example than most in Bleach.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Her way of showing affection to Ichigo? Attack Hello plus The Glomp. Her way of getting his attention? Attack Hello. Her way of pretty much everything to do with Ichigo? Make sure he has as little personal space as possible.
  • Not Worth Killing: Whenever she fought Nnoitra in the backstory, because she felt he wasn't a true warrior at the time.
  • Oh, Crap!: When she realizes Ichigo, Rukia, and Renji are Soul Reapers she panics, thinking they're evil monsters who kill poor, innocent Hollows for sport.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Nel's released animal form is a gemsbok, though it's frequently mistaken for a horse's body because of the tail and, in the anime, her hooves. Plus the fact that centaurs are generally half horses and not half antelopes.
  • Power of Friendship: Nel uses this and cheers on Ichigo in many fights when she's not getting in the way. She also snaps Orihime out of her despair because of it during his fight with Grimmjow.
  • Power Tattoo: In her Hogyoku Resurreccion form, she has pink reiastu tattoos on her stomach and breasts matching the reiatsu she uses to power up her lance.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Coldly rebukes Nnoitra for slaughtering a village of Adjuchas while they're searching for Vasto Lordes, spelling out exactly why she looks down on him. This cements his determination to kill her. She also berates Grimmjow for his bloodlust when he immediately attempts to pick a fight with Ichigo.
  • Scars Are Forever: Nel has a broken mask and a scar that runs from the break in her mask down her forehead and nose to end at her cheek. The injury was inflicted upon her long ago by Nnoitra during an ambush set up by himself and Szayel. The injury reduces her to child form and never properly healed. She can only resume her adult form under duress and cannot retain the form without artificial aid (such as an armband granted to her by Urahara at a later date).
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: Nel lectures Ichigo on how to properly treat Orihime (Groin Attack included).
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Thanks to the wound to her mask, her body couldn't hold her normal power any more and she reverted into a very young child. In the Thousand Year Blood War arc, Urahara gave her an armband that allows her to switch forms at will.
  • 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.
  • Stripperiffic: In her adult form, Nel's garbs turn into this. It's justified by virtue of her previously wearing a sack that can hardly cover her fully grown body anymore in adult form. In her Hogyoku Resurreccion form, she is totally topless and only has fur to cover the underside of her breasts, sporting deep cleavage and a totally bare stomach that are covered in reiatsu tattoos to further emphasize them.
  • 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: In her child form, she calls herself by her name, never "I" or "me".
  • Transformation Trinket: When she reappears in her adult form during the Vandenreich arc, she is wearing a bracelet made by Urahara that allows her to switch between her child and adult form at will, though she doubts she'll ever need to turn into a kid again.
  • Uncertain Doom: When she jumps into Askin's Gift Ball Deluxe with the intention of saving Urahara and his comrades, she seems to resign herself to the possibility of dying. The series ends without ever revealing what became of her or anyone inside the Gift Ball Deluxe. The official light novel Bleach: We Do Knot Always Love You, which was co-written by Tite Kubo and is set between the final battle with Yhwach and the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, reveals that Urahara and company were rescued.
  • Underboobs: In the manga, the underside of her bust is exposed as a result of her adult body tearing her child-size rags.
  • Verbal Tic: Nel has a lisp in her child form.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Sort of... Nel can vomit up her saliva by grabbing her "throat penis" (uvula), which contains healing properties. This is shown on screen often, much to the disgust of both Ichigo and other Arrancars. It looks like saliva, but... yeah. At any rate, the action is shown quite a lot.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Notable in that it's the only other time we've seen her adult form, as she appears in one of the colored volume spreads with a green swimsuit alongside Rangiku, Orihime, and Rukia. She's wearing a white coat and green boots as well.

    Luppi Antenor 

Luppi Antenor
"How unfortunate for you, captain. You don't get to kill me. Don't forget my face because the next time we meet, I'll twist off that tiny head of yours and crush it!"
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Trepadora
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Michael Sinterniklaas (EN), Ricardo Méndez (Latin-American Spanish)

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 known Trepadora, and upon transformation it gives him multiple tentacles to attack his enemies with. After Orihime resurrects his arm, Grimmjow kills Luppi to regain his status.
  • Asshole Victim: His smug attitude and overly-flamboyant demeanor, coupled with his needless attempt at skewering Rangiku's boobs, makes his death at Grimmjow's hands pretty sweet, and nobody misses him nor shed a tear for him, not even Orihime herself.
  • 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Speaks politely, but his words are drowning in sarcasm.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: After Orihime restores Grimmjow's lost arm, the latter proceeds to shove it through Luppi's torso, than vaporize the upper half of his body with a point-blank Cero.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: He hides his hands inside his slightly oversized sleeves half the time. It's a combination of "cute" and "creepy". Considering his androgyny, boastful attitude, and belligerent creepiness, it basically serves to make him less likeable.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Once he gets his arm back, Grimmjow looks over at Luppi and stabs him through the chest with his arm.
  • Ironic Echo: He mockingly calls Grimmjow “former No. 6” after the loss of his left arm to Tousen costs him his rank. When Orihime restores the arm, he proceeds to shove it into Luppi and bid farewell to the “former No. 6” before vaporizing his upper half with a Cero.
  • Sissy Villain: Flamboyant, fruity, and exceedingly effeminate, he even tops Szayelaporro in this regard.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's a worthy successor to Grimmjow's rank, but is completely unaware how powerful his predecessor was.
  • Smug Snake: He enjoys intentionally insulting Grimmjow about his having lost his status as Espada, in addition to belittling his enemies, but gets defeated by them, and was killed by the same Espada he replaced.
  • The Undead: In the manga, he's reanimated by Mayuri (with his torso almost completely intact) to battle Giselle Gewelle's zombies.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A rare, non-combat example. When he sees Orihime's Reality Warper powers, Luppi freaks the hell out in utter disbelief, and even yells at Aizen that "she's not a God!"
  • The Worf Effect: A very rare villainous version. His power level was established after his battle with Captain Hitsugaya's advance squad. However, as soon as Grimmjow's power and strength is restored, Grimmjow one-shots him to death giving the reader a clear demonstration of just how much more dangerous for the Ichigo and the others Grimmjow is compared to Luppi.

    Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio 

Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Giralda
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Neil Kaplan (EN), Gerardo Vásquez (Latin-American Spanish)

103rd Arrancar and former 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.
  • Beard of Evil: He sports a long goatee along with a thin, stylized mustache, giving him a devilish image.
  • Blow You Away: When released he gets wind-based powers.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: During his introduction, he acts like a complete goofball, tripping while attempting to make a spectacular presentation and clumsily dancing while dodging Ichigo's strikes ridiculously, and Ichigo certainly thinks he's a joke at the start of the battle, only wanting to deal with the Privaron Espada in his Shikai and reserve his full strength for the true Espadas. However, when Dordoni starts fighting seriously, he quickly overwhelms Ichigo and shows well that he wasn't a former Espada for nothing, eventually forcing Ichigo to use his Bankai and later his Hollowfication to defeat him so Nel doesn't gets injured in the battle.
  • Dance Battler: As a way to show that he's not taking the fight all too seriously, he starts off fighting as if he was a dancer. He stops after he decides to fight more seriously.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Invokes this after Ichigo and Nel heals some of his wounds after their fight in an attempt to show them that showing mercy on their enemies will only screw them over in Hueco Mundo and mentally urges them to abandon their soft-heartedness if they want to survive.
    Why are you surprised? Healing the wounds of an enemy whose circumstances you don't even know means that you're prepared for a counterattack! Am I wrong?!
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Perhaps one of the worst offenders of this trope in Bleach. Unlike most Arrancar, who only use Spanish for their attacks, Dordoni refers to everyone he interacts with using Spanish nouns based on their age. For example, he calls Ichigo a "niño" (boy), Nel a "bebé" (baby), Rudborn a "jovenzuelo" (youngster) and Giselle a "niña" (girl).
  • Horned Hairdo: Two locks of his hair stick out of the rest, slightly resembling horns. Coupled with his beard, it makes him look like traditional depictions of the Devil.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Was a former Espada before the more powerful ones came along, eventually being demoted to the rank of Privaron. He never forgot how it felt to be one, and his main motivation to forcing Ichigo to fight him at full strength, even going so far as to attack Nel, is because he believed that defeating him, Aizen would allow him to "stand at the top" again.
  • Large Ham: Bombastic, loud, and very expressive, Sand incredibly talkative all the while.
  • Laughably Evil: Dordoni is a bombastic and hammy individual with very comical mannerism. Even when he's being serious he has his goofy moments, contrasting the less comical and more menacing Espada.
  • Noble Demon: For all the extremes he's willing to cross in order to regain his position as an Espada, Dordoni is ultimately a respectful warrior who holds in great regard those who show respect towards him in battle, to the point he sacrifices his life for Ichigo (while also teaching him a valuable lesson in the process) knowing fully well he doesn't stands a chance against the Exequias thanks to the wounds he got in the previous fight.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's introduced... tripping as he's tailgating Ichigo. As a result of that and his general hamminess, Ichigo doesn't take him seriously at first, but he reveals that he used to be an Espada, and goes to beat the shit of him for daring to hold back so much.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He acts like a total moron, then he suddenly injures Ichigo, deflects his attack and scolds him for underestimating his opponent.
  • One-Winged Angel: Courtesy of his Zanpakuto, which actually nets him a pretty good fight against Shikai Ichigo. It makes him a power-kick style Arrancar with the ability to summon large snake-bird things from his legs.
  • The Undead: Mayuri finds his corpse in Szayelaporro's lab and reanimates him to battle Giselle's zombies.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. Initially, after being healed by Nel, he attempts to resume his fight with Ichigo, stating his ambition to regain his position as a Espada is too strong for him to simply leave Ichigo escape. However, after Ichigo makes way through him and leaves the room, is revealed he's in truth really grateful to him for using his full power against someone like him, and that his attempt to attack him after he healed his wounds was a way to make Ichigo realize that showing mercy to an enemy can bite you in the ass, since the other Arrancars in Hueco Mundo are not as merciful as he is.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to end most of his sentences addressed at Ichigo by calling him "Niño", which is Spanish for "boy".
  • Villain's Dying Grace: Holds off the Exequias to allow Ichigo to escape.
  • Worthy Opponent: Eventually sees Ichigo as this, going so far as to sacrifice himself to allow him to escape. Heck, part of his motivation to fighting Giselle's zombies willingly is because he was promised a chance to meet Ichigo again.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He decides to attack Nel in order to force Ichigo to draw on his full power.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: As a result of his gratefulness towards Ichigo for using his entire power at the time against him, he pulls this against the Exequias when they appear in the room where he fought Ichigo to kill and retrieve the Substitute Soul Reaper. He manages to fend off them for a few moments before succumbing, giving Ichigo and Nel enough time to escape safely.

    Cirucci Sanderwicci 

Cirucci Sanderwicci
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Golondrina
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Tricia Pierce (EN), Marisol Romero (Latin-American Spanish)

105th Arrancar and former 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.

Her zanpakuto, Golondrina, is a disk-like weapon attached to a handle by a thin cord. When she releases it, she gains two large wings that are covered with several huge metal blades. She can launch and remotely control the detached blades. She can also drop the wings and channel reiatsu through her tail to form weapons.

  • Animal Motif: Swallows, as in the bird. 'Golondrina' means swallow, and her resurreccion gives her wings.
  • Batman Gambit: During her fight with Ishida, she made it seem as though Golondrina was limited to always attacking in a straight line when thrown, and when pulled back, prompting Uryu to fire his arrows in other directions as opposed to simply in front of her. It destroyed most of the pillars as a result... which was exactly what she wanted, because he created more openings for her whippings. She could weave it around more erratically, since he wouldn't have much else left to hide.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Literally; she discards the arms, wings and feathers of her One-Winged Angel form to use her spiritual energy more efficiently, but she calls it the equivalent to severing a limb.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She fights in it throughout her battle with Ishida, even after releasing Golondrina. Pesche even lampshades it by trying to sneak a peak underneath.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's quite the rude and cocky bitch, which she more than makes up with by being a fairly tough fighter.
  • Dominatrix: Heavily reminiscent of the concept, right down to the whip, the haughtiness, the slight sadism, her status as The Tease slightly, the dismissive demeanor towards Ishida, and the constant Trash Talk delivered to Ishida.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: A pretty fair fighter with a really good fashion sense, apparently preferring the white-colored Gothic Lolita look, although she's much older than the typical example.
  • Facial Markings: Purple tear drops on her cheeks.
  • Foreshadowing: A silhouette of a pair of bare legs was seen in Szayelaporro's lab after Mayuri opened the front doors. Much later on, it's revealed that she was resurrected as The Undead by Mayuri to fight in the final battle.
  • Modesty Shorts: In the anime's Arrancar Encyclopedia segments she tells Gin she has armor under her skirt just in case people look up it while she's flying.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Comes with being a fetish magnet, but since she gets a bit embarrassed to reveal her body (in the anime), the only other Arrancar girl that's above her in this regard is Harribel.
  • Profane Last Words: When the Exequias come to take her away after losing to Ishida.
  • Sadist: She seems to get off on inflicting pain. The whip should have been your first clue.
  • She's Got Legs: Her outfit seems to be specifically designed for exposing her legs.
  • Stocking Filler: A very unconventional one, at that. You see those purple lines on her legs? Those are her stockings, thin as they are. Those white clips on her socks and circular bands are her garters, as they somehow connect the stockings to her legs.
  • The Tease: Exhibits this behavior in two volume spreads. One where she takes off her boots and grins at the camera. The other when she wraps her whip around her legs and waist, again with the grin.
  • The Undead: Mayuri finds her corpse in Szayelaporro's lab and reanimates her to battle Giselle's zombies.
  • Vibroweapon: The blades she attacks with in her released form.
  • Whip It Good: Uses a whip, matching her dominatrix theme.

    Gantenbainne Mosqueda 

Gantenbainne Mosqueda
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Dragra
Voiced by: Masato Funaki (JP), John Eric Bentley (EN), Eduardo Mosqueda (Latin-American Spanish)

107th Arrancar and former Espada. He usually takes it easy unless his opponent does give a challenge which Chad does. He was last seen being healed by Isane.

His Zanpakuto, Dragra, armors him up and gives him the ability to fire concentrated energy blasts.

  • Affably Evil: Compared to two other Privarons, he has more honorable side.
  • Anti-Villain: Has no qualms about fighting Sado, but he's honorable enough to warn Chad of an attack by Nnoitra.
  • Mythical Motifs: His Zanpakuto means "Dragon Fang" and its shape resembles a giant chinese dragon.
  • Power Fist: Does him a lot of good in the first half of the fight, doesn't do shit the second half.
  • Odd Name Out: His Zanpakuto is the only one whose name is neither a Spanish term nor even an obviously existing word at all.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Notably the only named Arrancar who never even got so much as a single mention of his whereabouts after the Hueco Mundo arc; not in the manga, post series novels, nothing.

Fraccion and Numeros

    Roka Paramia

Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Telarana

A spider-like Arrancar and former Fracción of Szayelaporro Granz who serves as a medic, reattaching Yammy's severed arm before being killed. Resurrecting herself, she returns in Spirits are Forever With You as a servant of Cien Granz.
  • All There in the Manual: Literally any information about her comes from the light novel spin-off Spirits are Forever With You, as she was merely a background character in the original manga/anime; a nameless nurse that reattached Yammy's arm who (supposedly) died after he tested out it's strength.
  • All Webbed Up: She can create webbing made of Negación, which she can use to upload information into her surroundings, letting her create a new body in the case of her death. By the time of her death at Yammy's hands, she had done so to a vast swath of Hueco Mundo.
  • Artificial Human: She was an artificial Gillian created by Szayelaporro Granz to serve as a spy and means of resurrection.
  • Body Backup Drive: She can use her powers to upload a copy of her soul and memories into her surroundings, manifest a duplicate body, and download her consciousness into it if her current body is killed.
  • Death Seeker: Due to Szayelaporro constantly calling her useless and butchering her for his experiments, she wanted to die to escape the misery of her existence.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After Szayelaporro was killed, she was left without a purpose and wandered around the various realms until she was approached by Cien Granz,
  • The Dragon: She was Szayelaporro's Fracción prior to being dismissed, and in Spirits are Forever With You she serves under Cien Granz, the clone of her master Szayelaporro.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: When paling around the World of the Living with Don Kanoji she wears a wide-brimmed hat tilted at an angle to hide her Hollow mask.
  • Evil Counterpart: As Szayelaporro was Mayuri Kurotsuchi's evil — well, eviler — counterpart, Roka is Nemu's counterpart; being a mostly-stoic woman used and abused by her mad scientist master.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She initially serves Cien Granz, but after befriending Don Kanoji she turns on him.
  • The Medic: She was the Arrancar who reattached Yammy's arm after it was cut off by Ichigo.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: She turns on Cien due to his abuse of her and sacrifices herself to smite him with a Mugetsu.
  • Named by the Adaptation: She was an unnamed Arrancar who reattached Yammy's severed arm and got her head smashed as thanks in the manga/anime, but received much more information including a proper name in the light novel.
  • Power Copying: Her Resurrección can be used to replicate anyone and anything she has witnessed, including others' abilities — although her versions are less powerful than the originals. Szayelaporro had been afraid that if she learned this she would betray him, so he never revealed this detail to her. Using this power, she copies Zommari's special Sonido, Nelliel's Cero Doble, Luppi's tentacles, and Ichigo's Mugetsu.
  • Power Incontinence: She cannot consciously control her Backup power, which renders her temporarily visible to normal humans. Using Cero Doble to absorb a Gran Rey Cero leaves her coughing up blood, and when she tries to use Ichigo's Mugetsu, her body cannot handle the massive power of the attack and weakens her severly.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Her special ability enables her to store a copy of her consciousness into her surroundings in order to revive herself if she's killed — as seen when Yammy smashes her head to test his reattached arm.
  • Spider Limbs: Having been a spider-like Hollow, she possesses several arachnoid legs protruding from her back when she is in Resurrección.
  • Two-Faced: The right side of her face is covered by a skull-like mask, which disperses into threads when she enters her Resurrección and forms into her Zanpakuto.

    Shawlong Koufang 

Shawlong Koufang
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Tijireta
Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN), Óscar Gómez (Latin-American Spanish)

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 Edrad 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.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: 'Tijireta' means earwig. His resurreccion is earwig-themed, and his form when he was still Adjuchas-class Hollow is a humanoid earwig. It comes with Creepy Long Fingers capable of nearly cutting (a restrained) Hitsugaya to death.
  • Blood Knight: He admits he enjoys the prospect of having to fight a captain, leading to a Psychotic Smirk.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He fully believes that Ichigo should be killed before he becomes a problem, a sentiment he shared with Grimmjow.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Nearly identically to Di Roy. As soon as Hitsugaya encases him within an ice sculpture, it breaks into thousands of little pieces, with Shawlong following suit.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Nakeem and Yylfordt die, he flashes one before attempting to retreat.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Under most circumstances, he never really changes his expression. Only when he learns that he's fighting a captain and when he realizes he's lost does his face change at all.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Edrad, Yylfordt and Nakeem all die, he runs for the hills.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: While all Arrancars have bone-like released forms, Shawlong's "Tijereta" fits especially.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's polite, well-mannered, and very calm while slicing apart Hitsugaya's body.
  • Speed Blitz: When he released Tijereta, Hitsugaya couldn't even react when Shawlong diagonally slashes through his shoulder to his waist.
  • The Stoic: He's incredibly calm, particularly compared to the talkative Yylfordt, cocky Di Roy, sadistic Grimmjow, and battle-hungry Edrad.
  • 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 Edrad.

    Edrad Liones 

Edrad Liones
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Volcanica
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Beau Billingslea (EN), Jesús Cortez (Latin-American Spanish)

Arrancar 13 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. Edrad is a member of Grimmjow's Fraccion who participates in attacking Karakura Town without Aizen's permission.

He wields Volcanica, which lets him upgrade his physical abilities with fire.

  • Affably Evil: While very much dismissive and vicious like any other Arrancar, Edrad actually adopts Ikkaku's views of honor and respect, and dies smiling, content with what he learned from his enemy. He also finds the Blood Knight philosophy, to fight for sport, to be disturbing.
  • Anime Hair: Even in this series, he has an incredibly bizarre hair style, which includes a spikey and long red half on his left with a butch-styled black half on his right. It is physically impossible to have that.
  • 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, Edrad 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, Edrad takes the time to punch Ikkaku through a wall.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Edrad 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.
  • 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.
  • Mortal Wound Reveal: His final clash with Ikkaku creates an explosion. Ikkaku finds his Bankai broken and collapses, but when the dust settles, Edrad is shown missing a good chunk of his torso, meaning Ikkaku won after all.
  • Multicolored Hair: Black on the left and red on the right.
  • Playing with Fire: Volcanica grants him this ability to immolate 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 Edrad by tearing off the flesh from the right side of his stomach.
  • Worthy Opponent: He acknowledges Ikkaku as one in the end.

    Nakeem Grindina 

Nakeem Grindina
Species: Arrancar
Voiced by: Taketora (JP), JB Blanc (EN)

Arrancar 14 and Grimmjow's Fraccion. The largest and fattest member of Grimmjow's Fraccion. He rarely ever speaks, preferring to silently stand around, observing what the others do. Participating in the first assault on Karakura Town, he faced Rangiku Matsumoto, and appeared to defeat her without any damage done to either one. However, that was a ruse - she was calling for the Power Limiter to get lifted, so she could fight him better, and successfully killed him with her Zanpakuto.
  • Dies Wide Shut: The last shot that we see of him in the anime is his eyes being wide open as the blood pours out of his chest, courtesy of Rangiku Matsumoto.
  • Dumb Muscle: No, Nakeem. One kick isn't enough to defeat a lieutenant. He also neglected to finish her off after that off-screen Curb-Stomp Battle, even though she was completely unharmed.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He explains the Arrancar speed movement is called Sonido which is enough for Rangiku to work out it's barely any different to Shunpou, except for the sound it makes. Her skill at shunpou is far superior to his skill at sonidou so she defeats him easily.
  • Giant Mook: Big and somewhat tough looking, but just a mook when you get down to it. Once the limiter was gone, he quickly dies from a single slash to his shoulder.
  • I Got Bigger: Odd example. After he "defeats" Matsumoto, Nakeem appears to have grown much larger than the other times we saw him.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His face is a perpetual scowl.
  • Speed Blitz: Tried it on Rangiku, but she counters by using it on him instead.
  • The Stoic: He's always calm, with a scowl on his face at all times. The only time he changes expression is when he dies.
  • The Quiet One: Nakeem only ever spoke once (in the manga) or twice (in the anime).

    Ylfordt Granz 

Yylfordt Granz
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Del Toro
Voiced by: Koichi Tochika (JP), Ezra Weisz (EN), Carlo Vásquez (Latin-American Spanish)

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 zanpakuto, Del Toro, transforms him into a bull with enhanced physical strength.

  • 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.
  • Belated Backstory: The Spirits are Forever With You light novel reveals that Yylfordt had once been a bloodthirsty soldier in the employ of his younger brother Szayelaporro, who had been a sadistic alchemist. Szayelaporro was killed by the Hollow manifested from the souls of those he'd killed, Hollowfied himself, and ate both the Hollow who'd killed him and his own brother. Szayelaporro eventually became one of the most powerful Vasto Lorde in Hueco Mundo, but eventually regurgitated Yylfordt as a separate Arrancar due to deeming his Blood Knight tendencies as detrimental to his vision of perfection.
  • Catchphrase: He says "brother" more times than Hulk Hogan. This is intended to foreshadow his younger brother, Szayelapporo, being an antagonist. Once can't blame him for wanting to give that position to literally anyone else.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Szayelaporro planted spycam insects within Yylfordt. These insects record everything that he saw, which is what Szayelaporro used to analyze Abarai's Bankai and figure out how to counter it. It sets up the later reveal that Mayuri's done exactly the same to Ishida, allowing him to analyse Szayelaporro before ever meeting him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When he goes One-Winged Angel, he effortlessly stabs through Renji and Ururu.
  • Jerkass: Slicing Renji apart in addition to taunting him for the duration of their fight.
  • Literal Split Personality: Of a sort. As revealed in his and Szayelapporo's Belated Backstory, Ylfordt was eaten by his Hollowfied brother, only to later be split off as a separate Hollow for the sake of "evolution".
  • A Load of Bull: His released form, Del Toro, greatly enlarges his upper body and coats it in bone white armor, with massive shoulders and a horned helmet that's reminiscent of a bull's head. In this form, he starts walking on four legs, and his method of attacking involves skewering his opponents with his horns.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Especially when your skin is hard enough to block a sword from slicing you.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Especially if the kid hits him first.

    D Roy Rinker 

D Roy Rinker
Species: Arrancar
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo (JP), Spike Spencer (EN), Ricardo Méndez (Latin-American Spanish)

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 zanpakuto 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.
  • Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: He wears an open bolero to display his (lack of) abs just like Grimmjow does, but Grimmjow has nothing but disdain for him and wasn't even going to bring him along had he not begged.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: 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 

Aisslinger Wernarr
Species: Arrancar
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP), Travis Willingham (EN), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Latin-American Spanish)

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.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: His central belief is that strength is power and power is authority, and it is the reason he follows Aizen.
  • Become Your Weapon: Aisslinger fused with his Zanpakuto instead of sealing his Hollow form into it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In the manga, Aisslinger was the one that turned Grand Fisher into an Arrancar.
  • Cool Mask: Aisslinger has one Badass-looking helmet, right there.
  • More Dakka: Aisslinger moves all of his arms out diagonally from his body, and extends his fingers out in the same manner, shooting blasts of energy from each of his fingertips at Ishida. He claimed to fire 108 at once, but they were overwhelmed by the 1,200 arrows from Ginrei Kojaku.
  • In-Series Nickname: Demoura calls him "Aiss".
  • Load-Bearing Boss: When both Aisslinger and Demoura are defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Aisslinger is the calmer and analytical Blue Oni. Demoura is the dumber and instinct-driven Red Oni.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Aisslinger thought of himself as an Evil Genius, confident in his firing ability being more than enough to overwhelm Ishida. Put bluntly, he was wrong.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Aisslinger resents having to work with Demoura.
  • 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 

Demoura Zodd
Species: Arrancar
Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (JP), JB Blanc (EN), Ricardo Méndez (Latin-American Spanish)

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.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Demoura gathers Reishi through his hands, enhancing his punches enough that it breaks the pavement rather profoundly.
  • Dumb Muscle: Demoura is none too bright, which is evident in his speech pattern, but he's smart enough to use Applied Phlebotinum against Sado.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: When he first appeared, chasing Ichigo, Sado and Ishida through a narrow hallway.
  • Facial Markings: Demoura has enlarged purple tribal tattoos down his cheeks.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: When both Aisslinger and Demoura are defeated, the passageway collapses, killing them both.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He actually weaponizes it, via enlarging it in a manner similar to Gin Ichimaru's Shinso. He uses it on Chad, who just... punches it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Demoura is the more Hot-Blooded Red Oni to Aisslinger's more rational Blue Oni.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Demoura doesn't like having to work with a guy that keeps calling him stupid.
  • The Worf Barrage: Demoura had his long tongue. Boasted about it as his best weapon. Didn't mean anything against Chad.

    Charlotte Chuhlhourne 

Charlotte Chuhlhourne
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Reina de Rosas
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), Travis Willingham (EN), Roberto Mendiola (Latin-American Spanish)

Arrancar 20 and Baraggan's Fraccion. Chuhlhourne is a large, bulky and muscular Arrancar who announces himself as Baraggan's Number One Fraccion. His mannerisms and dress style border on those of a stereotypical Drag Queen.

He wields Reina de Rosas, which upgrades his physical capabilities, and lets him use flashy - but impractical - attacks.

  • Adaptation Expansion: His fight with Yumichika lasts longer in the anime.
  • Affably Evil: He's odd as hell, but he has a better moral compass than his comrades.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a pretty short shirt. Gets even shorter in Resurreccion.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's hammy, vain, ridiculous, a total narcissist... but he is genuinely powerful and it took Yumichika quite the effort to find his weak spot.
  • Calling Your Attacks: This is parodied by Chuhlhourne's attack names being at least twelve words long. The anime parodies this further by giving him an extra attack call and having him bite his tongue in the middle of saying it. Another one of his attacks Yumichika easily dodges because of how telegraphed it is.
  • Campy Combat: A drag queen with long purple hair and shimmering eyes. He's obsessed with beauty and very vain, with his Resurreccion giving him a crop top and pink cape, and letting him form heart-shaped beams and a white rose bush that cuts himself and his enemy off from the rest of the world.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Yumichika deliberately cuts off part of Chuhlhourne's hair. Being extremely proud of his long hair, Chuhlhourne explodes with rage and immediately enters Resureccion - which is exactly the reaction Yumichika wants.
  • Drag Queen: As a Magical Girl parody, his Resurreccion has him as a cross-dresser despite being a burly and muscular bodybuilder.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's far more flamboyant than Yumichika. However, he believes beauty comes from strength in a way that would actually support the 11th division's battle philosophy. Yumichika ends up revealing that he's not a huge fan of that kind of philosophy and that he believes beauty is best expressed at the moment of death or victory.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He's in love with himself and believes beauty equals strength. He is immensely strong and fast and therefore believes his beauty is incomparable. He is one of the toughest Arrancar fought by the Gotei 13, beating Yumichika to a pulp according to the 11th division's own style and philosophy of fighting before Yumichika is given the opportunity to activate his zanpakuto and defeat him according to a different, secret philosophy. When he is resurrected during the second Vandenreich invasion, he effortlessly defeats Bambietta.
  • Flower Motif: According to him, his Resurreccion outfit is meant to resemble a rose.
  • Graceful Loser: For all of his hamminess and vanity, Chuhlhourne is rather calm when he dies. Even his 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.
  • Large Ham: A very flamboyant character with camp mannerisms reminiscent of a Drag Queen, Chuhlhourne loves destroying the scenery to bits when the focus is on him. Even as he is resurrected by Mayuri Kurotsuchi to fight Giselle Gewelle and her zombies, he's still far more lively than the other three Arrancar.
  • Last-Name Basis: He is one of the few Arrancars who are called by their last name all the time.
  • Macho Camp: His feminine behavior and outfits are offset by his rugged, muscular body.
  • Magical Girl: He's a deliberate parody, to the point that his resurreccion resembles a Sailor Moon transformation. With a frilly, pink tutu that revealed too much masculine hair, Yumichika's reaction was a combination of "Oh, God; my eyes!" and uncontrollable laughter.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Chuhlhourne has no idea that Yumichika refuses to release his true power in battle because he doesn't want to reveal that power to his colleagues. When Chuhlhourne unleashes his Finishing Move, it encases them both in a supernatural rose bush that's designed to drain Yumichika's life-force. The rose bush has a secondary effect of completely isolating Yumichika from the rest of the battlefield so that no-one will see or sense him die. As a result, Yumichika is finally given the opportunity to unleash his true power while protecting his secret. Chuhlhourne is instantly one-shotted.
  • The Nose Knows: Chuhlhourne takes a big sniff of the air then tells Giselle his instincts compel him to fight her because she resembles him (a Drag Queen) a lot, meaning he's reached the same conclusion as Yumichika and in the same way.
  • Something About a Rose: His deadliest attack, "Rosa Blanca" ("white rose" in Spanish) involves roses and their thorns.
  • The Undead: He's reanimated by Mayuri to battle Giselle's zombies.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When Yumichika cuts his hair, he goes so mad that he releases his Zanpakuto.
  • Worthy Opponent: Recognizes Yumichika as one just before his death.

    Abirama Redder 

Abirama Redder
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Aguila
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (JP), Ben Diskin (EN), Daniel del Roble (Latin-American Spanish)

Arrancar 22 and Baraggan's Fraccion. He first appears when Baraggan shows up in the real world with Starrk and Harribel.

He wields Aguila, which transforms him into a bird with steel wings capable of mowing enemies down.

  • Achilles' Heel: His steel feathers also become his downfall when Kira finally releases his own power to ground him.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He asks for mercy just before Kira decapitates him. Kira calls him out on it just before he dies.
  • Blood Knight: He really loves fighting, to the point where he spends his entire introduction screaming about what he'll do to Kira as a way to psyche himself. When he loses, Kira makes sure to deride him for it.
  • Blood Upgrade: Abirama gets stronger by cutting himself. He also grow an extra pair of wings.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Bombastic and battle-hungry to a fault,
  • Combat Pragmatist: As soon as he gets cut, he releases his Zanpakuto, signifying that he will fight all out right from the start - in stark contrast to nearly every other Arrancar in this series.
  • Feathered Fiend: His One-Winged Angel form transforms him into an enormous red eagle.
  • Feather Flechettes: One of his abilities after he uses Aguila involves throwing sharpened feathers from his wings at his enemy. His feathers are said to be "made of steel", making them deadly projectiles.
  • Flechette Storm: This is the only real offensive ability he uses against Kira; he throws barrage after barrage of steel feathers, which can destroy concrete stone and steel.
  • Large Ham: His idea of a battle preparation includes screaming on the top of his lungs just to psyche himself up, and he even tells Kira to do the same, to which the latter obviously declines.
  • Off with His Head!: He points out how Kira's U-shaped sword is fairly impractical. Once he falls under Wabisuke's gravity-strengthening ability, Kira hooks Abirama's neck with the U-shaped blade and cleaves his head off. The anime even includes a silhouette where his head falls to the floor and rolls around the ground briefly.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Calls himself Baraggan's best Fraccion, but he's too focused on destroying things and pays little attention to strategy. Kira easily defeats him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He's always seen without a shirt, which exposes his fairly well-toned six-pack. He even keeps the lack of a shirt in Resurreccion, but it's justified since he has a Power Tattoo on his stomach that allows him to upgrade his Aguila form.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: How he fights after releasing Aguila, which he uses to power his Flechette Storm against Kira.

    Findorr Calius 

Findorr Calius
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Pinza Aquda
Voiced by: Takashi Kondo (JP), Travis Willingham (EN), Marco Guerrero (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the anime, his attacks are more destructive than in the manga, he gives Hisagi a much harder time, and instead of fleeing at the end of his fight, he attempts to end it with an extremely powerful Cero.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Like all the pillar battles, this one is extended in the anime. This one is notable for its rather impressively fluid animation and choreography.
  • Badass Baritone: In the English dub. Comes with being voiced by Travis Willingham, and it drives home his arrogance.
  • Bishōnen: He's pretty effeminate and delicate, contrasting most of his Fraccion (who are either ugly, odd, or more masculine), and his Espada (who is old).
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In his unreleased state, he has small wrist blades that go over the back of his hands. He doesn't use them much for stabbing, however, but to chip away at his Power Limiter mask.
  • Blood Knight: Despite coming off rather gentlemanly, if arrogant, at first, he's quite eager to fight Hisagi and even laughs maniacally at several points.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever Hisagi guesses something correctly about his power, Findorr yells out "Exacta!" He says it so many times that Hisagi actually calls him out on it.
  • Chewing the Scenery: In the anime, when he was Defiant to the End, he screams at the top of his lungs to emphasize how totally off his rocker he became at the prospect of dying to someone he thought was weaker.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Got one when Hisagi first uses Kazeshini on him. In the anime, he even stops to grab his hair and watch as strands slowly fall to the ground.
  • Defiant to the End: The anime has Findorr use a Cero in a last-ditch attempt to kill Hisagi. Didn't work.
  • Dirty Coward: In the manga, he hauled ass as soon as it became clear that Hisagi could not be defeated. He was quickly killed afterward.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: His Resurreccion gives him a large crab claw from which he can fire highly destructive condensed water blasts and his Ceros.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: In the anime, when Hisagi slices through Findorr's head, there's a silhouette keeping the details from the camera.
  • Hypocrite: When Hisagi admits that he's afraid of his own power, Findorr takes offense and calls it "narcissistic drivel", ignoring the fact that he himself had been proudly lording his strength over Hisagi for pretty much the entire fight.
  • 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 and quickly rises from around a 5th seat to Lieutenant level. Sadly for him, not even breaking the rest of his mask for a last-minute power up was enough to take out Hisagi.
  • Power Pincers: Has a giant pincer on his right arm in his Resurreccion form and a smaller one on his left hand.
  • Royal Rapier: Before releasing, his zanpakuto looks like this. Rather fitting considering his attitude is like a stuck-up noble.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: After breaking the final piece of his mask, he boasts that his power is now comparable to that of a Captain. Hisagi quickly proves him wrong by slicing off a good portion of his giant claw, and chides him for believing so just after Findorr's death.
  • Sword Beam: When unreleased, he fires his Ceros from the tip of his rapier and rapidly swings it to launch his Balas.

    Choe Neng Poww 

Choe Neng Poww
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Calderon
Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma (JP), Jamieson Price (EN), Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza (Latin-American Spanish)

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 zanpakuto that transforms him into an enormous whale-like beast towering over even sky scrapers.

  • Adaptation Expansion: His fight with Komamura is extended in the anime, including how the battle ends. In the manga, Poww charges a Cero only to lose his nerve in the face of seeing Komamura's Bankai and tries to attack Komamura himself while demanding to know his name, only to be told "just a dog" before the Bankai crushes him in one swing. In the anime, Poww actually puts up a fight against the Bankai: shooting it with a Cero only to have it deflected, punching it only to be blocked and countered, and finally grappling and trying to shoot it with another Cero before it forces the Cero back down his throat and the blast detonates inside him. The badly wounded Poww finally asks for Komamura's name in disbelief as Komamura gives the same answer and cuts him down.
  • Animal Motifs: Poww is essentially a monstrous whale that masquerades as a humanoid. In resurreccion he becomes monstrously large (not that he wasn't already) and gains a throat like a baleen whale.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Attacking a captain wasn't a smart move, Poww. Yes, yes, we know you have a powerful punch, but we repeat - you do not attack a captain, ever!
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Poww's Calderon causes him quite a bit of discomfort, as his body apparently feels very heavy and hard to move in.
  • Ironic Echo: He called Komamura a dog during their fight. Just before Poww dies, overwhelmed by his opponent’s Bankai, he asks his name, and Komamura replies that he's "Just a dog."
  • Jerkass: Badmouths Ikkaku and Komamura for their appearances.
  • Lazy Bum: As a consequence of releasing Calderon, he's slow, he's heavy, he's large, and as a result, he lacks any real sense of will or drive to do much. He even activates his Cero by yawning.
  • Mighty Glacier: When he releases Calderon, he grows much slower. However, he's so large that his giant stride length means he doesn't have to move around much to keep up with the much smaller Soul Reapers that are trying to run away from him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Right before Komamura crushes him with his Bankai.
  • The Stoic: One of the more jarring instances. He's very calm and collected (although slightly prone to mockery), but when he releases Calderon, he becomes more talkative, much lazier, and even more arrogant.
  • Power Fist: Punched Komamura, sending him flying across the city.

    Ggio Vega 

Ggio Vega
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Tigre Estoque
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP), Tony Oliver (EN), Eleazar Muñoz (Latin-American Spanish)

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 zanpakuto that grants him a saber-tooth tiger motif with enhanced physical skills.

  • Adaptation Expansion: There's an entire episode dedicated to Ggio out-maneuvering Soifon in their fight after he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Animal Motifs: His powers are tiger-named, he has tiger stripes and his mask includes the fangs of a sabre-tooth cat of indeterminate species.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: You shouldn't have attacked a captain who has a two-hit-kill. Yeah, you had her on the ropes, but she was deliberately holding back so she could gauge your strength. Instead of dicking around, you should have finished her off sooner.
  • Ballistic Bone: He shoots the sabre-teeth from his helmet as projectiles.
  • Bishōnen: He's rather small and somewhat effeminate looking.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His released state comes with two blades attached to his wrists, both of which lack a tip like his Zanpakuto.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Vega's powered up form of Tigre Estoque sacrifices mobility for strength, which allowed Soifon to kill him.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Soifon. They differ largely in that Vega is cockier, louder and indifferent towards his comrades.
  • Friendly Fire: One of his strikes on Sui-Feng sends her crashing into Nirgge's head and inadvertently saving Omaeda. In the manga, this actually kills Nirgge, though in the anime Nirgge is just hurt.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Using "Tigre Estoque El Sable" really screwed him over. As soon as he HulksOut, Sui-Feng uses the opportunity to Speed Blitz him to death, without him even realizing it until she points it out.
  • Short Hair with Tail: He has spiky, shoulder length hair, accompanied by a long braid. The braid gets a blade in his released state.
  • Speed Blitz: Even Soifon is surprised at how quick he gets. He gets blitzed right back when she decides to actually fight him seriously.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Averted. After Soifon suggests that he probably won't be able to follow her movements when she assassinates him, he angrily transforms into his El Sable form. By the time he's done, Soifon has already stabbed him twice in the same spot with her Shikai, becoming its only canon victim.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He looks rather apprehensive after Soifon describes what she did to him.

    Nirgge Parduoc 

Nirgge Parduoc
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Mamut
Voiced by: Daisuke Matsuoka (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN), Andrés Gutiérrez Coto (Latin-American Spanish)

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 unintentionally doing so.
  • Affably Evil: He's a lot calmer and more patient than Omaeda, but he's still a Jerkass.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Nirgge's Mamut slows him down, but he doesn't regard it as much of a problem because he presumes that someone as fat as Omaeda won't be moving fast either. Quite the surprise he received...
  • Dirty Old Man: He admits that he would've preferred to fight Rangiku instead of Omaeda.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Omaeda. Both are overweight, arrogant and lack any special abilities outside of raw power.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He insults Omaeda's weight, despite having an even larger girth than him.
  • Jerkass: Insults Omaeda's weight for no reason other than to piss him off.
  • War Elephants: His Ressureccion turns him into a hulking humanoid elephant who attacks with his trunk.

    Loly Aivirrne 

Loly Aivirrne
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Escolopendra
Voiced by: Hana Takeda (JP), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (EN), Betsabé Jara (Latin-American Spanish)

Arrancar 33, Loly is one of Aizen's direct aides, and she's really, really fixated on her boss. She's infamous for her vicious treatment of Orihime over rather petty reasons, but she always gets hit by karma following that.

Loly's Zanpakuto is Escolopendra, a sword that transforms her into a centipede with acid and poison-based abilities.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her uniform shows off a lot of skin in her chest area.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She actually protects Orihime from Yammy in the anime, even when she clearly has no chance against him. Even if it's because she can't stand the thought of someone else doing Orihime in, it's still a braver and borderline heroic thing than she ever did in the manga.
  • All There in the Manual: The post war novels reveal that she and Menoly joined Ruddborrn and Orihime and liberated Hueco Mundo from the Jagdarmee, fighting several guerilla wars.
  • Ax-Crazy: A rare, non-combat related example, as she turns violent, sadistic, and incredibly brutal based purely on jealousy.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Modified her uniform to show off her stomach.
  • Butt-Monkey: Any time she fights someone who can actually fight back, expect her to get completely taken out with no contest.
  • Creepy Centipedes. Escolopendra turns her into a giant centipede. Scolopendra is a genus of centipedes of the family Scolopendridae.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Her vehement dislike of Orihime, and insistence that she's Aizen's aide, makes her come across as a schoolgirl with a one-sided crush on her boss, and one that finds even the slightest interest he displays towards another woman to be a slight upon her very being.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She's the only one of the two to go One-Winged Angel.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Loly is the only Arrancar girl that has her Custom Uniform of Sexy modeled after a schoolgirl uniform; she somehow keeps the skirt even after going One-Winged Angel.
  • Dark Action Girl: Even amongst the Arrancar, she's incredibly violent and cruel, bordering on sadistic, and for a very petty, jealously-driven reason at that.
  • Depraved Bisexual: She has a pretty obvious crush on Aizen but also has no problem with gleefully threatening to defile Orihime.
  • Defiant to the End: Particularly in the anime, when Yammy brutalizes her for no real reason, and he holds her over an open window, she refuses to back down and calls him a scumbag, twice.
  • Degraded Boss: While never in a high position in Aizen's army, following the Quincy invasion Ruddborrn more or less recruited her and Menoly into the Exequias, much to her dismay.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Aizen dismisses you from his presence so he could show Orihime the Hogyoku. Let's beat her to a pulp!
  • Distaff Counterpart: A blackhaired Arrancar with a horrible personality. Wears an eye-patch over a missing left eye. Is associated with the sin of envy. Is cruel and enjoys tormenting others. Once threatened to defile Orihime and has several No Sense of Personal Space moments with her. Once beat-up a weaker opponent, who couldn't fight back. Has an antagonistic relationship with Grimmjow. Is completely obsessed with another woman. Partly because of differing opinions regarding the lives Hollows live, partly because of an Inferiority Superiority Complex. Can transform into an insect and has a companion with short brown hair, who is much nicer and has an eye-patch over the right eye and who brings out a nicer side. Is also stubborn, tends to get into fights rather easily, regardless of whether they can be won and is Defiant to the End. Is this Loly or Nnoitra?
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In the anime, Orihime tries to help her after Yammy picks her up, but she screams at Orihime to keep away.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Loly is a horrendous bitch, but she seems to legitimately care about her partner; Loly freaks out when Menoly has to pay the price for her plans.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Her hollow mask is over the left eye.
  • Girlish Pigtails: They look nice on her, sure, but they serve to highlight how immature she is compared to Menoly.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Loly is able to commit heinous crimes soley based on jealousy. At first it was because of Aizen's interest in Orihime, but as her obsession with Orihime grows beyond mere jealousy, and Loly gets reminded just how low on the food chain she really is, she begins to feel intense hatred both at those who are stronger/better than her and as herself, because of how weak she is and that she begins to envy the strong.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Much of Loly's horrible behavior is based on the fact that she knows how weak she is compared to most people around. Her crippling self-esteem makes her obsession and hatred with Orihime grow worse and later she develops hatred for anyone stronger than her, especially Grimmjow.
  • Jerkass: Brutalizes Orihime's face, bullies Menoly into following her and continues tormenting Orihime even after getting healed by her.
  • Knife Nut: Escolopendra takes the form of a dagger that can release poison as well. We see its affects in the anime, and she even manages to draw blood by slashing Yammy's palm, but he takes her out very quickly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Both times she attacks Orihime she gets stomped by an Espada.
  • Loony Fan: Followinng his defeat, she and Ruddborrn are the only Arrancar left who still care about Aizen. In both cases it is made clear that this is not a good thing.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her uniform was designed specifically to show off her figure, particularly through Zettai Ryouiki, Bare Your Midriff, and Absolute Cleavage. Given her infatation with Aizen, this was largely intentional.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Tried it twice against Orihime, because she was jealous at how much Aizen was interested in her. This included brutalizing her face, pulling her hair, stomping on her head, clawing out pieces of her flesh, and threatening to pull out her nails on top of ripping her eye out. Jesus Christ, Loly.
  • Not Quite Dead: The anime reveals Loly was pinned to the wall by one of Ishida's arrows, saving her from falling to her death. She reappears much later in the manga, attacking Quilge Opie and the First Jagdarmee alongside Melony and getting her butt kicked again.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In the anime, as a parallel to Ichigo and Grimmjow's rivalry, Loly stops cowering and tries to fight Yammy off when he's about to attack Orihime, yelling at him for messing with "her prey". Doesn't work out.
  • Pet the Dog: Loly's defense of Orihime from Yammy in the anime, even to the point of smiling at her just before Yammy throws her through the wall. Still a bitch about it, and largely for a selfish reason, but it's easily her best act by far.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Her released form allows her to poison her enemies. In the anime, this is also an example of Poison Is Corrosive.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Actually subverted. With her pigtails and skirt, Loly is the girly girl to Menoly, appearance wise, but she's far more passionate and unhinged, as opposed to Menoly's more composed and withdrawn personality.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Aggressive tomboyish personality with a girly appearance.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even with Aizen defeated, she still proclaims herself as "Aizen-sama's aide".
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Towards Orihime, but that could be due to how Orihime represents the exact opposite of how a Hollow's lifestyle tends to be.
    Loly: "What is she... What... She's... She's... Like a monster...!?"
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Loly gets out her dagger seemingly outta nowhere. Lampshaded by Yammy and later by Quilge Opie.
    Yammy: "Where did you hide a knife in that outfit? What a slut."
  • Yandere: When she believes that Aizen is favoring Orihime, she goes absolutely berserk and starts torturing her with the clear intention of killing her eventually.

    Menoly Mallia 

Menoly Mallia
Species: Arrancar
Voiced by: Hitomi Harada (JP), Wendee Lee (EN), Angélica Villa (Latin-American Spanish)

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.
  • Butt-Monkey: She never seems to get a break. Gets obliterated by Grimmjow, bullied into helping Loly attack Orihime a second time, swatted through a wall by Yammy and slashed apart from Quilge Opie.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Her hollow mask has this look and is on the right.
  • Not Quite Dead: Was seemingly killed when Yammy threw her into a wall, but she reappears much later in the manga, attacking Quilge Opie and the First Jagdarmee alongside Loly and getting her butt kicked again.
  • Properly Paranoid: She's reluctant to help Loly attack Orihime again. The anime even has her call Loly out on it. Seconds later, Yammy shows up and brutalizes both of them.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Menoly is a subversion. She looks like a tomboy, but is far more withdrawn and composed than Loly.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Tomboyish like Loly, but quite passive and less aggressive.
  • Satellite Character: Her entire schtick is to be Loly's companion.
  • Undying Loyalty: Menoly follows her comrade obediently, even when Loly bullies her into doing so.


Species: Arrancar

Arrancar 35 and Yammy's Fraccion. He looks and acts like a dog, and only appears twice in the anime. He is featured prominently in the Nestle To Night novella included in the UNMASKED datebook.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the anime he has light brown fur, but the UNMASKED datebook says his fur is white.
  • Big Friendly Dog: He's an Arrancar that looks like a dog rather than a human.
  • Canine Companion: He was Yammy's fraccion, and despite being mistreated was loyal to the end.
  • Kick the Dog: When he's introduced Yammy chucks a bone at him.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Unlike all the other Arrancar his appearance is completely animalistic.
  • Pet the Dog: In the Nestle To Night novella he welcomes Harribel and the Tres Bestias back to Hueco Mundo. Apacci of all Hollows tries to take him with them, worrying that he'll be killed if he stays with Yammy's corpse. Mila Rose even pats him on the head before they leave.
  • Undying Loyalty: Refused to go with the Tres Bestias out of loyalty to his deceased master, even though he was told he'd be eaten by encroaching Hollows.

    Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne 

Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Ultima (Pesche) / Unknown (Dondochakka)
Pesche voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Michael P. Greco (EN), Rubén Trujillo (Latin-American Spanish)
Dondochakka voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (JP), Pete Sepenuk (EN), Manuel Campuzano (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

  • Beware the Silly Ones: They may seem like idiots....well, they are idiots, but they're much more impressive in combat than they've led everyone else to believe. Unfortunately, just not quite impressive enough to take down an Espada.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Pesche tries to set these up with Ishida when they're stuck together, much to Ishida's annoyance.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Dondochakka has one.
  • Combination Attack: Pesche and Dondochakka's Cero Sincretio invoke this, but it doesn't work against Szayelaporro.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Pesche and Dondonchakka decide to cut loose it turns out that they're both entirely competent, but just not good enough to match Szayel.
  • Laser Blade: Pesche has one in his crotch, which he compares to Uryu's Seele Schneider.
  • Mask of Power: Averted. Nnoitra completely tore off their masks to provoke Nel, and it's implied that their current masks are just disguises.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Pesche and Dondochakka act like idiots to keep Nel from remembering her life as 3rd Espada. They're still genuinely ditzes, but they're smarter than they look.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Hard to picture, we know, but for a time, they actually used to work under Aizen's wing. No longer applies since he left Las Noches before the series began.
  • Sand Worm: Bawabawa acts as one in desert-like Hueco Mundo.
  • Stomach of Holding: Dondochakka Birstanne hides Bawabawa and other insect like constructs in his gut.
  • Torso with a View: Pesche's hollow hole is located over his solar plexus. Dondochakka is fully covered so it's not clear where his is.
  • Trouser Space: Pesche's trusty sword is hidden right in his briefs.
  • Verbal Tic: Dondonchakka with his "Don'tcha Know?" ("Yansu" in the original)

    Tesra Lindocruz 

Tesra Lindocruz
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Verruga
Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

  • All There in the Manual: A sketch Kubo did for Valentine's day reveals that he has a crush on Nnoitra and once tried to confess. Sadly for him, Nnoitra's response was to destroy the valentine's card with glee.
  • Bishounen: Compared to most male Fraccion, he has a very sleek and delicate face.
  • Eye Beam: His Cero is fired from his eye, and named as Cero Cornea.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one to emulate his master. Note that the eyepatch is absent in the flashback.
  • Jerkass: Abuses his enemies just as badly as Nnoitra does, and without even an order to do so. He's just calmer about his savagery than his boss.
  • Just Following Orders: In regards to holding Orihime while Nnoitra fought Ichigo. From that, Tesra promised not to harm her unless she attacked him. He even asks Orihime, when she jolts due to wondering where Nel went, if something was wrong. On the other hand, when given free reign, he's pretty sadistic himself.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Excluding complaints about it. He willingly defended Nnoitra from an attack, and even when he was nearly killed for it, he still follows him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Unleashes one on an already severely-wounded Ichigo, breaking his limbs and bones.
  • Pig Man: His release turns him into an anthropomorphic warthog.
  • Single Tear: Exudes one just before he dies, after witnessing Nnoitra himself die.
  • Subordinate Excuse: The reason he follows Nnoitra? He loves him.
  • Softspoken Sadist: He really wasn't ordered to break Ichigo's arm or continue beating on him endlessly without killing him. Even Nnoitra was telling him to hurry up and get it over with.... and he continued to break Ichigo's arm apart anyway, all in a completely silent and calm manner. This carelessness and needless brutality later caused his death via Kenpachi Zaraki.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Tesla? Tesra? Japanese lacks an 'l' but what's loosely called an 'r' sound gets romanised as either an 'l' or 'r' depending on translator.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Makes the fatal error of underestimating Zaraki Kenpachi. Nnoitra even attempts to warn him of the danger, but by then it's too late.
  • Undying Loyalty: Nnoitra does care about him, but Tesra still puts up with a lot of mistreatment because he's genuinely loyal.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As seen by him searching Nel out, knowing fully well that she was a child, and blasting at her with a Cero.

    Emilou Apacci 

Emilou Apacci
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Cierva
Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (JP), Megan Hollingshead (EN), Cecilia Gómez (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

Her zanpakuto is Cierva, which gives her stag-like features.

  • 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.
  • Bambification: Averted. Despite her Ressureccion being deer-themed, she is an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed Arrancar who is constantly butting heads with her fellow Fraccion Mila Rose.
  • Dark Action Girl: More overtly nasty than her comrades, due to her short temper and occasional bouts of borderline sadism.
  • The Determinator: Her skin was burnt and her arm was severed, with blood still dripping from her wound, and she still used Flash Step to get to Orihime's location (after the transfer from Fake Karakura to the Soul Society was completed) in Nestle To Night. Once there, she immediately falls to the ground... and forces herself up anyway. Her shoulder shook violently every time she breathed, her words coming out in short bursts, but it didn't matter; she forced several steps closer to Orihime before collapsing to the ground again.
  • Does Not Like Men: In the anime, she expresses disdain at another Hollow for being male (although the fact that he tried to eat her probably has something to do with it). In the present story, she doesn't allow it affect her when she more or less allies with Ichigo versus Opie.
  • Enemy Mine: In Nestle To Night, a battered and burnt Apacci suddenly appears after Ichigo falls into a coma, convincing Orihime, Renji and Rukia to help out in saving her friends. In the manga, she returns via fighting Opie, who himself targeted Ichigo at the same time.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She actually stops arguing with Sung-Sun and Mila Rose after seeing Opie kill one of his soldiers. Given how Harribel's never treated her that way, it makes perfect sense over why Apacci disapproves.
  • Evil Laugh: She bursts into a set of maniacal, even sadistic laughter when Ayon laid the smackdown on Opie.
  • Fatal Flaw: Passion. She wears her emotions on her sleeve and she doesn't take shit from anyone, making her incredibly temperamental and reactionary on a lot of fronts, but it also makes her the most leader-like of Harribel's three Fraccion due to her ability to step up the quickest and most frequently of the three.
  • Flash Step: While all Arrancar have it (called Sonido), Apacci stands out in that, in Nestle To Night, she teleported in such a way that it seems she falls from the sky and onto the ground.
  • Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Mila Rose and Sung-Sun to create the Chimera Ayon. She was the first to prove that none of them have any control over Ayon, however.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything will set her off, which leads to a lot of arguments between her and Mila Rose or Sung-Sun.
  • Horned Humanoid: Her Hollow mask takes on the form of a horn, which is upgraded in her Resurrección.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When she assumes Opie's down and out via Ayon, she gloats about it as she walks closer to the Quincy, who then stabs her through the neck.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's loud, harsh and irritable, but she loves her friends as if they were family, and she'd rather have herself killed if it meant they lived instead.
  • The McCoy: The impulsive and irritable Apacci is the Id of the Freudian Trio, usually having to be restrained by Mila-Rose and clashing with Sun-Sung over her lack of decorum.
  • Plucky Girl: She attacks Yamamoto, of all people, without her arm, as did Sung-Sun and Mila Rose. Yamamoto is so impressed that he decides to spare them.
  • Pride: Nestle To Night shows that this is the reason she's ashamed of asking Orihime for help in saving her mistress.
  • True Companions: Most explicit in the anime rendition of her backstory, where she quickly grows to accept Harribel, Sung-Sun and Mila Rose as her family.
  • Tsundere: Nestle to Night establishes her as a rather dark example. She's ashamed of herself for feeling grateful to Orihime for saving her mistress, and she'd rather forget such a thing happened due to her pride. She even acts like one to Kukkapuuro via yelling at him to leave and abruptly picking him up, causing him to yelp and struggle in her grasp. When Sung-Sun calls her out on it (and explains that he wants to stay, not go with them), Apacci complies, albeit claiming that she was going to do so anyway. At the end of the novel, a sketch was made that depicted Harribel and her entourage walking away, with Kukkapuuro looking at them. Apacci is the only one who spares a glance back at him.
  • Undying Loyalty: While everyone in Harribel's group has it, Apacci particularly stands out due to the sheer pain she puts herself through in order to get Orihime to heal her mistress (whose own injuries were most severe).
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. Apacci swears in her thoughts while mentally going over how Orihime saved Harribel when she couldn't; clearly envious of Orihime in that regards, but she's actually ashamed that she truly is grateful that Orihime healed all of them. When Orihime says she wants to heal her, Apacci declines and insists that Harribel needs to be treated first, despite having grave injuries herself.
  • Villainous Valor: While all of Harribel's Fraccion qualify by virtue of the Plucky Girl event, Apacci again finds a way to stand out. She's suffering from life-threatening injuries, but she's so driven to save her mistress that she will push herself through, caring little about her own life hanging in the balance.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She's so easy to annoy that she causes a lot of arguments among her trio, but she will throw herself to hell and back for them.
  • The Worf Effect: She was beaten off-panel by Opie to demostrate how out of league Arrancars are to Quincies.

    Cyan Sung-Sun 

Cyan Sung-Sun
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Anaconda
Voiced by: Ayumi Sena (JP), Karen Strassman (EN), Betsabé Jara (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

Her zanpakuto is Anaconda, which transforms her into a naga.

  • All There in the Manual: Her full name, number, birthday, height, weight and survival were revealed in the Unmasked databook.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: The only female character who has a distinctly Chinese motif.
  • Dark Action Girl: Best shown when she impaled a Quincy soldier through his head with her sai.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sung-Sun regularly jabs at her other two teammates and is the least openly emotional of the three.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She normally spends her time snarking at her companions... but stops once she sees Opie killing one of his subordinates. It alarmed her that much.
  • Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Apacci and Mila Rose to create the Chimera Ayon.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Sung-Sun has extremely long sleeves that she always uses to cover her mouth and hide her weapon, making her sleeves a cross between the "high class" and "hidden weapons" variants. Traditionally, it was improper for a Japanese woman to show others the inside of her mouth, and the fact that she keeps her weapon hidden up her sleeve in a literal version of Silk Hiding Steel only reinforces the traditional-Japanese-woman vibe she gives off.
  • No Mouth: Sung-Sun's hand is conveniently positioned to hide her mouth at all times, sans her very first appearance while she, her Fraccion-mates and Harribel were observing the Ichigo-Grimmjow fight from afar. This is because she seems to embody traditional Asian femininity, which implored that women keep their teeth hidden at all times.
  • Oh, Crap!: After Opie stabs through Apacci's neck (and makes it clear he survived Ayon's beatdown), Sung-Sun freaks the fuck out. It really exemplified how desperate things turned for her group (until Ichigo bailed them out).
  • Plucky Girl: Yamamoto was impressed at her resolve to take part in jump-rushing the Captain Commander without an arm.
  • Sai Guy: Her Zanpakuto takes the form of a long, fork-like sword.
  • Snake People: In Resurrección, her lower body becomes that of a snake's, making her look like a lamia. She can also conjure up snakes to attack with.
  • The Spock: Cool and snarky Sung-Sun acts as the Superego of Freudian Trio, in terms of how her companions don't act with social decorum. She's cool, rational and prefers to analyse the situation rather than acting rashly. She doesn't like her companions rashness.
  • True Companions: With Harribel, Apacci and Mila Rose.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She will snark at Mila Rose and Apacci constantly, and act as snobbishly as she wants along the way, but there are several instances that prove she cares about their well-being as much as she does to Harribel. This is best shown when she reacts in what amounted to a Freak Out at seeing Apacci impaled by Opie.
  • The Worf Effect: Opie finishes her off-panel, and he suffers no visible marks afterward.

    Franceska Mila Rose 

Franceska Mila Rose
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Leona
Voiced by: Sayori Ishizuka (JP), Erin Fitzgerald (EN), Cacilia Airol (Latin-American Spanish)

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.

Her zanpakuto is Leona, which gives gives her the appearance of an Amazon-warrior with lion features.

  • 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: She forms a unit of three with Apache and Sun-Sun. Together they serve Harribel and among the most powerful and capable Fraccion-level warriors. The trio can also combine their powers by sacrificing their left arms to create a fighting monster so powerful that even lieutenant-level Soul Reapers are not strong enough to fight.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She is one of the tallest female characters in the series at 5'9", carries a noticeable six-pack by the final arc, and wears the most skimpy and feral outfit of Harribel's Fraccion.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The anime decided to give her a darker skin tone, contrasting with her pale complexion in the manga.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Rangiku. Both are buxom women with Absolute Cleavage. They both have a feline Animal Motif (a cat for Rangiku, a lion for Mila). They are also somewhat immature and have a habit of getting into silly arguments with their friends but when the chips are down are shown to be loyal and caring towards them. Finally, both are subordinates to two characters whose powers relate to water in some way and have the initials T.H. (Tier Harribel, Toshiro Hitsugaya). Toshiro and Harribel's clash even occurs while Rangiku faces off with Mila and the rest of Harribel's Amazon Brigade.
  • Facial Markings: In her Ressurrecion, she gains an orange x-shaped mark on her forehead.
  • Fusion Dance: She can combine her severed arm with that of Apacci and Sung-Sun to create the Chimera Ayon.
  • Horned Humanoid: After Aizen's defeat, the fragments of her Hollow mask changes. The band of the crown around her head is thicker, and has a pair of long, bull-like horns protruding from it.
  • Hot-Blooded: She acts as she's calmer and more composed, but she's nearly as irritable as Apacci.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She holds back an infuriated Apacci after Rangiku insults the latter's appearance as a provocation, only to blow up in the exact same manner after Rangiku calls her a female gorilla.
  • King of Beasts: Her Resurrecion is lion-themed, giving her a head dress that resembles a lion's mane (despite that being a characteristic of male lions) and breast armor that resembles claws.
  • The Kirk: While she is rarely any better than Apacci, Mila-Rose fills the role of Ego in the Freudian Trio, by generally being the one to take up the moderating role, restraining Apacci or cussing out Sung-Sun.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her figure is the most voluptous among Harribel's Fraccion, something we know of due to her provocatively designed outfit.
  • Panthera Awesome: Her Zanpakuto, Leona, is based on a lioness.
  • Pet the Dog: She literally pets Kukkapuuro in Nestle To Night. It's the friendliest moment she's had.
  • Plucky Girl: Yamamoto commends Mila Rose and her group for their courage in attacking him before torching them to unconsciousness.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Mila Rose is second to Isane in term of height at 177cm/5'9".
  • Stripperific: In her default outfit, she wears a skirt, a bodice with a bra-like design, a couple of armbands and warm warmers near her shoulders.In her ressurreccion form, 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.
  • 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 

Rudbornn Chelute
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Arbol
Voiced by: Taro Yamaguchi (JP), Michael Lindsay (EN, Episode 153), Doug Erholtz (EN, Episode 157), Ben Diskin (EN; Episode 195), Dan Woren (EN, Episodes 197+) Jesús Cortez (Latin-American Spanish)

A bull-headed Arrancar ranked as the 61st Numero, Rudbornn is the leader of the Exequias. 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.

  • 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.
  • The Bus Came Back: He is defeated in battle by Rukia and then crushed by Yammy when he suddenly appears in front of Rukia. He isn't seen again in the manga, but is implied to have been killed by a combination of Rukia freezing his body and Yammy crushing his mask. However, he returns in the Tite Kubo co-authored Can't Fear Your Own World.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Can't Fear Your Own World reveals that he originally worked for Baraggan Louisenbairn, and that he harbors the ambition of reforging Hueco Mundo into a functional nation presided over by the Arrancar; expressing pride when he sees the former Espada cooperating with one another.
  • 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 

Wonderweiss Margela
Species: Arrancar
Zanpakuto: Extinguir
Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (EN), Marc Winslow (Latin-American Spanish)

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 an enormous claymore named Extinguir, solely designed to negate the effects of Yamamoto's Ryujin Jakka by absorbing its flames. His Resurrecion allows him to grow numerous arms from his shoulders.

  • 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.
  • Almighty Janitor: 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. Considering that Aizen more-or-less lobotomized him, it isn't like he'd be able to hold that sort of authority to begin with.
  • BFS: His zanpakuto is bigger than he is, and looks like a large long sword.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Why the hell would Aizen make an Arrancar so useless? To deal with Yamamoto, of course.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Zig-zagged. His Resurreccion serves only to negate Yamamoto's Zanpakuto, something which cost him his higher brain functions and left his mind barely cognizant. However, when Yamamoto proves that he can fight just fine with his Zanpakuto sealed, Wonderweiss is shown to be pretty powerful in hand to hand combat as well, so he never let it affect him as much.
  • Infernal Retaliation: Explodes after being killed, which required Yamamoto himself to shield the blast so Karakura wouldn't be destroyed.
  • Kid with the Leash: He's in command of a HUGE hollow.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Aizen modified him, at the cost of any higher brain functions, specifically to absorb the flames of Yamamoto’s Ryujin Jakka.
  • Min-Maxing: Aizen modified him for the niche purpose of negating Yamamoto's Ryujin Jakka. As a result, he has the Reiryoku of a high-ranking Espada combined with the ability to ignore and absorb Yamamoto's flames, but is mute and mentally handicapped.
  • 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.
  • Oh, Crap!: He is visibly terrified when Yamamoto prepares his Soukotsu attack to finish him off. Yamamoto laments that the one thing Aizen didn't seem to have stripped from him were emotions.
  • One-Winged Angel: His Resurreccion transforms him into a huge mutant version of himself. It presumably has nothing to do with whatever he used to look like before becoming an Arrancar because of Aizen's tampering.
  • Power Nullifier: His Resurreccion was modified for the sole purpose of cancelling out Yamamoto's Shikai.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The guy would rather play with dragonflies and with other people's hats than go out in missions. He retains his vapid, child-like demeanor as he's annihilating his opponents as well.
  • 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.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He uses his Resurrecion ability to grow extra arms to do this to Yamamoto. It doesn't work out.
  • 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.
  • The Unintelligible: He barely ever makes any noise other than the childish vocalizations he usually does, with the notable exception being his debut scene where he gives his name to the assembled Espada after his "birth." Presumably, Aizen lobotomized him to give him his Anti-Yamamoto Resurreccion
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Aizen deliberately stripped him of all intellect, skill, rationality and even language capability to focus on maximizing Wonderweiss's power output. This turned Wonderweiss into a huge powerhouse that most of his Shinigami opponents couldn't handle, even the captains. Yamamoto criticised his attacks for being too predictable, however.
  • 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.


SPOILER ALERT: This section is a Walking Spoiler, so all spoilers are unmarked.

Species: Hollowfied Soul Reaper / Artificial Arrancar / Hollowfied Zanpakuto Spirit

A particularly powerful humanoid Hollow with black armor, bladed arms, and angular forward-facing horns. He was a prototype artificial Arrancar created by Aizen through the amalgamation of Hollowfied Soul Reapers, making him similar to both Vasto Lorde Menos and the Visored. Despite his name, he was entirely clad in black armor except for his white mask and hair. White fought Isshin Shiba years ago in the Human World, and was one of the reasons for his retirement. He was slain by Masaki Kurosaki, but prior to his death infected her with his soul; which was suppressed by Isshin, transferred to Ichigo in-utero, and took over his Zanpakuto Spirit — becoming his Inner Hollow.
During the final battle with Yhwach, the Quincy Emperor seemingly stripped White's soul from Ichigo due to the Hollow having been passed down from his mother along with his Quincy powers, though in Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World White's soul was revealed to still be part of Ichigo.
White has yet to appear in any Bleach media outside the manga, but makes a brief cameo appearance in the trailer for Everything but the Rain Isshin Shiba and Masaki Kurosaki in Bleach: Brave Souls.
Note: Tropes exclusive to the Inner Hollow can be found here, and tropes exclusive to Ichigo's Hollow form can be found here.
  • Artificial Human: He was an artificial Hollow created by Aizen as part of his Hollowfication experiments. His creation mirrored the method Nimaya uses to create Zanpakuto, facilitating his ability to integrate himself into a target Soul Reaper's soul by taking over their Zanpakuto spirit.
  • Barbarian Longhair: White possesses long white hair — the exact length varies from panel to panel — that protrudes from the back of his helmet, and is a powerful and savage combatant who killed numerous Soul Reapers.
  • Battle in the Rain: Invokes this by only coming out to hunt during thunderstorms.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: White has two sword-like appendages in place of lower arms and hands, and Isshin inwardly remarks that despite being a Hollow it's a skilled combatant.
  • Call-Forward: White's battle with Isshin contains several parallels to Hollow Ichigo's battle with Ulquiorra.
  • The Corruption: Once White reaches the Metastatize/Transfer phase, 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 was transferred to him and took over his Zanpakuto spirit to become his Inner Hollow.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: White was fast and strong enough to force Isshin, who had been shown to be powerful enough to take on Aizen without releasing his Zanpakuto, to use his Shikai.note  Despite losing an arm, White was still able to overwhelm Isshin and would have killed him had Masaki not intervened.
  • Enemy Within: He infested 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, though Ichigo eventually accepts him as being a part of himself.
  • Evil Counterpart: Whether by accident or on purpose, when transferred to Ichigo, White's soul functioned like a parasitic Asauchi and fused with his Soul Reaper powers due to White having been created in more-or-less the same fashion as an Asauchi. The fact that he's a fully Hollowfied Soul Reaper makes him one to the Visored as well.
  • Foreshadowing: After killing Grand Fisher, Isshin mentioned to Urahara that he had fought a prototype Arrancar shortly before retiring. When he later tells Ichigo about how he met Masaki, it's revealed (or at least strongly implied) that said prototype Arrancar was White.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Aizen intended for White to either draw out the Visored or test a new means of Hollowfication. While he failed to do the former, the latter was a resounding success that wound up significantly contributing to the defeat of the Espada and Aizen's own defeat.
  • Grand Theft Me: White's soul was integrated into Ichigo's own in utero, taking over his Zanpakuto spirit Zangetsu in the process. Further cementing this, Nimaya and Isshin make no distinction between Ichigo's Inner Hollow and White, the reishi strings placed on White's soul kept the Inner Hollow suppressed inside Ichigo until Urahara's Shattered Shaft training, and Kazeshini refers to White as being Ichigo's Zanpakuto Spirit in the Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World light novel.
  • Grow Beyond Their Programming: Tousen states that the fact that White self-destructed meant he had surpassed the Target Hollowfication phase and went to the final Metastasize phase, but is incredulous that White chose Masaki as his host when he was supposed to target Soul Reapers, and decries him as a failure. Aizen, however, is excited to see the results of this unexpected turn of events.
  • Horned Humanoid: White has a pair of long, forward-pointing horns protruding from the sides of his head. They look almost exactly like the horns on Ichigo's second Hollow form, which originated from White itself.
  • Huge Holographic Head: He manifested in Masaki's Inner World as a massive spectral head and tried to eat her consciousness before being suppressed by Isshin.
  • Ironic Name: His name is White due to him being an amalgam of Hollowfied Soul Reapers, but his body was covered in jet-black armor. Aizen even comments on the irony of it.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: White can fire a powerful Cero from between his horns.
  • Lightning Bruiser: White was fast enough to dodge Masaki's barrage of Heilig Pfeil; and strong and durable enough to put Isshin — who's been shown to be capable of giving Aizen a good fight without releasing his zanpakuto — on the defensive even with his shikai activated, and overwhelm him even with one arm.
  • Man Bites Man: He chomps down on Masaki's shoulder, leaving himself open to being shot in the head but transferring his soul into her in the process.
  • Merger of Souls:
    • The process Aizen used to create White involved merging multiple Soul Reaper souls and Hollowfying them to create an entity resembling a Vasto Lorde.
    • As explained by Nimaya, one of White's intended purposes was to infect a Soul Reaper with his soul, which would take over the Soul Reaper's Zanpakuto spirit and cause them to Hollowfy. Much to Aizen's amusement, White parasitized Masaki Kurosaki - a Quincy - instead. With Urahara's help, Isshin Shiba suppressed White's soul with reishi strings, but White fulfilled his intended purpose when Ichigo was conceived by becoming his Inner Hollow.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: He is completely humanoid except for his digitigrade feet and bladed hands. Isshin even assumes he's a Vasto Lorde.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: White was an experimental prototype for fully Hollowfying Soul Reapers and carried a new means of spreading Hollowfication, but was more advanced than anticipated. To Tosen's chagrin, he was destroyed by a Quincy, leading him to dismiss White 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.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range:
    • He was about to blast Isshin with a point-blank Cero before Masaki intervened.
    • Masaki kills him by shooting him point-blank in the head with a Heilig Pfeil.
  • Posthumous Character: White was killed by Masaki Kurosaki twenty years before the start of Bleach, but his soul persisted and became a part of her son.
  • Psycho Prototype: White was the first Hollow successfully created from a Soul Reaper, making him the first creature to ever resemble both Arrancar and Visored. Tosen dismissed him as a Flawed Prototype due to his inability to defeat a Captain who was only using Shikai, but he wound up being a Super Prototype whose power contributed to the defeat of the Espada.
  • Roar Before Beating: As a Call-Forward to Hollow Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, when Isshin asks White what he is, his response is to simply roar at Isshin before kicking his ass.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Urahara's reishi strings kept White suppressed in Masaki's soul as long as Isshin was alive. They remained in place after White transferred to Ichigo, and were only broken after the Shattered Shaft training and Ichigo's difficult fights in Soul Society.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: The mass in White's chest self-destructed after he was shot through the head by Masaki, nearly taking her with him in the resulting explosion. Tousen observes this meant that he had reached the final phase of his maturation.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His shoulder armor is quite bulky, contributing to his intimidating appearance.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: He was first shown as a silhouette shrouded in an approaching thunderstorm.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: White briefly ditches his fight with Isshin to vaporize an unseated Soul Reaper from the 13th Division with a massive Cero.
  • Torso with a View: White had a Hollow hole in his torso, but it was completely filled-in by a veiny substance indicated to be the source of his Target Hollowfication ability.
  • Totally Not a Werewolf: Of the "being mistaken for other monsters" subtype: Isshin initially assumes White is a normal Hollow, but notes that it feels like he's fighting a Soul Reaper when crossing blades with him. It's only when White breaks from their fight to incinerate a low-ranking Soul Reaper with a Cero that Isshin realizes his foe is more akin to a Menos.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: White's purpose was to meld its soul with that of a Soul Reaper and induce Hollowfication, but it chose to parasitize Misaki Kurosaki — a Quincy — instead. Misaki began to undergo Hollowfication — which would have killed her — but White was suppressed by Isshin and Uruhara before the process could go any further. Ichigo's second Hollow form bears a marked resemblance to White — particularly its horns and long mane of hair — due to White being the source of Ichigo's Hollow powers, having transferring to him in-utero and fulfilling its intended purpose.
  • The Virus: Once White reached what Tousen called his "Metastasize/Transfer Phase", his Target Hollowfication enabled him to transfer his soul into another being through a bite, causing them to Hollowfy. He was intended to target Soul Reapers, but Aizen is fascinated that he chose a Quincy instead.
  • Wave-Motion Tuning Fork: White charges and fires his Ceros between his horns.
  • What the Hell Are You?: Isshin assumes White is a normal Hollow, but after crossing blades with it, he gets the feeling that he's fighting a fellow Soul Reaper. When White breaks from their duel to annihilate an unseated Soul Reaper with a Cero, Isshin realizes he's fighting something unknown and demands to know what White is in a horrified and outraged tone.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Aizen sent White out to draw out the Visored, and failing that to test a new method of transmitting Hollowfication. Aizen succeeded in the latter in ways even he couldn't have anticipated.
  • Your Head Asplode: Masaki shoots him point blank in the head after luring him in.


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