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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's Bleach. This page deals with characters who first appeared in the Bleach light novels, not the manga or anime.

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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    Kenpachi Kuruyashiki
"Don’t worry. I may die, but... "Kenpachi" never dies...
Species: Soul Reaper
Zanpakutou: Gagaku Kairō (Shikai) / Gagaku Kairō (Bankai)

The seventh Kenpachi of the 11th Division.
  • Blood Knight: As befitting a Kenpachi, he desired to face only the strongest of opponents — completely ignoring weaker ones, which he admitted was a tendency that might someday get him killed. Outside of battle, however, he was noted to be a fairly relaxed and social person, enjoying drinking and partying with Shunsui Kyōraku.
  • Cooldown: If he uses his bankai, he is left unable to use his Zanpakuto's abilities for six months.
  • Declining Promotion: He was invited to join Squad Zero, but refused due to not wanting to spend his time hiding in a pocket dimension.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He organized the unruly warriors of Squad Eleven into a formidable army — something that was eventually undone by Kenpachi Kiganjō.
  • Eating the Enemy: His shikai and bankai — both called Gagaku Kairō — summon large floating jaws that devour everything within their reach.
  • Guardian Entity: His Zanpakuto, Kamawariro, was like Unohana's in that it manifested living entities when it was released. Its shikai — Gagaku Kairō — summons thirteen floating white blobs with enormous sets of toothy jaws; while its bankai — also called Gagaku Kairō — summons a massive set of jaws that devours everything in its vicinity.
  • Only Six Faces: Strongly resembles Ginjo, but with Zaraki's Post-Timeskip hairstyle.
  • Posthumous Character: He was effortlessly killed by his successor, Soya Azashiro, who fused with him and killed him from the inside.
  • Power Incontinence: He had to be careful when unleashing his bankai, since it wouldn't distinguish between friend and foe, and was forbidden from releasing it inside the Seireitei.

    Sōya Azashiro/Kenpachi Azashiro
Azashiro's appearance 200 years ago.  
Urozakuro's zanpaukto spirit.  

Species: Soul Reaper
Zanpakutou: Urozakuro (Bankai)

The eighth Kenpachi of the 11th Division.
  • And I Must Scream: Averted. After bringing himself back to Muken of his own volition, he administers to himself the same perceptional drug that had been administered to Szayelaporro that made hundreds of years pass by in a single second. Instead of being used as a means of torture, Azashiro uses the time to connect to and bond with his zanpakuto, Urozakuro, during his imprisonment.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Sōya came from the Azashiro Clan, a family of corrupt aristocrats who had been conspired against by their political rivals and sentenced to death via trial by combat against Hollows. After the death of his beloved sister, Sōya sought to kill all the nobles in Soul Society but came to the realization that Vengeance Feels Empty.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He shares the villain spotlight with Cien Granz, seeking revenge against Soul Society for stopping his genocide against Hueco Mundo and imprisoning him in Muken.
  • Cool Sword: His Zanpakuto's bankai state effectively makes him invincible despite his frail physique. His unnamed shikai, however, has no special abilities whatsoever and is no more powerful than an Asauchi.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only person he cared about was his older sister, who convinced him to become a Soul Reaper and join the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. When his family was framed for a crime and sentenced to trial-by-combat against a Hollow, Azashiro's sister sacrificed herself to kill it and save him.
  • Final Solution: He advocated carrying out a genocide against the Hollows of Hueco Mundo. His efforts to procure an army to do so led to him being branded a traitor and imprisoned in Muken.
  • Fusion Dance: Sōya Azashiro's bankai let him fuse with his surroundings to the extent that his Inner World merged with the outer world, effectively making him invulnerable to everything except power absorption techniques. By merging with objects like Gigai he can turn them into extensions of himself that he can control. Its ultimate ability — Seitai Yūgō — lets him fuse with other living beings like Soul Reapers and Hollows. He is able to weaponize this by attacking their bodies from within, though if the fusee is able to resist the process it causes damage to him.
  • Frame-Up:
    • Sōya's family was executed on trumped-up charges by a group of corrupt nobles, with Sōya being the Sole Survivor.
    • After becoming the Kenpachi, he proposed using his powers to create an army of Super Soldiers, which the Central 46 jokingly authorized — not thinking he could pull it off. When Sōya's experiments were successful, however, the Central 46 grew fearful he would use his army against them, redacted the fact that they had authorized his project, and had him branded a criminal. He initially disregarded this and fought back, but upon realizing that Squad Zero would come after him he accepted his sentence and was thrown in Muken.
  • Geek Physique: Unlike the physically imposing Kenpachi Kuruyashiki and Kenpachi Zaraki, Sōya Azashiro was physically frail... not that this prevented him from being a powerhouse in his own right.
  • Intangibility: By using his bankai to fuse with the air, he could become intangible to physical attacks, though he was still vulnerable to attacks that absorbed Spirit Particles and Spiritual Energy.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: Due to having fused himself with the ground and air of Soul Society, he can see and hear anything that occurs even while he is imprisoned in Muken. While this enables him to spy on his opponents from afar, he is not truly omniscient in the way that Yhwach was.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: After having his scheme to fuse with the living world and lobotomize humanity to prevent the creation of more hollows foiled by Don Kanonji, Azashiro is defeated by Zaraki in a final duel over the title of Kenpachi. Azashiro lives, but chooses to peacefully live out his sentence within Muken afterward.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: The Azashiro clan as a whole was prone to this, having earned the rank of nobility through military prowess only to have declined to the extent that the only power they possessed was that of money.
  • Sole Survivor: Sōya Azashiro is the sole surviving member of his clan, who were framed for a crime and executed via trial-by-combat against Hollows.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: His shikai enables him to absorb all the spiritual matter he merges with and consolidate it into a powerful sword.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: The cruelty of the noble families following the death of his beloved older sister caused him to skip straight to awakening his bankai.

    Cien Granz
Ressureccion; Fornicaras  

Species: Menos (Vasto Lorde) / Arrancar
Zanpakutou: Fornicaras

A clone of Szayelaporro Granz' original Vasto Lorde-level form, created using Roka Paramia's "Backup" power.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Cien desired to reclaim the parts that Szayelaporro had excised from himself in order to achieve perfection, then conquer Hueco Mundo and seek revenge on Soul Society.
  • Bad Boss: Like Szayelaporro, he is psychologically and physically abusive towards Roka, calling her trash and nothing more than a tool.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He shares the villain spotlight with Azashiro in Spirits are Forever With You.
  • The Berserker: Due to containing the essence of Yylfordt Granz, Cien is prone to going berserk in combat.
  • Blood Knight: Awakens to this as he duels Zaraki, promising from the bottom of his heart to have a proper fight against Zaraki as he attempts to regain a proper body. As he's defeated and begins falling apart that promise remains the only characteristic of his soul as Roka saves him.
  • Body Backup Drive: He was created by Szayelaporro Granz using Roka Paramia's special ability, just in case something were to happen to his original self. Unfortunately without the ability to fuse with Szayelaporro's original body, he must remain tied to Roka's ability or begin falling apart.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Unlike Szayelaporro's tentacle-like wings, Cien has disturbing butterfly-like wings with eyes all over them.
  • Combat Tentacles: In his Resurrección, Cien's lower body is comprised of dozens of tentacles he can use to attack his opponents, and can fire Ceros from their tips.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: He has the same abilities as Szayelaporro — being capable of creating dolls of his opponents that he can use to indirectly damage them — but in this regard his powers are inferior to the original Szayelaporro's.
  • I Hate Past Me: He dismisses Szayelaporro as a fool for having excised Yylfordt Granz from himself, as doing so greatly weakened him. He also dismisses Szayelaporro's prized Teatro de Titere ability as useless when it fails to affect Kenpachi Zaraki, noting it's simpler and easier to just directly attack his opponents.
  • Meaningful Name: He names himself "Cien" after his original Numeros rank, 100.
  • Modified Clone: Due to having been created before Szayelaporro excised Yylfordt Granz from himself, Cien is vastly more powerful than Szayelaporro — being capable of fighting evenly with Kenpachi Zaraki at only 60% of his full power — but is also a Blood Knight. He also possesses memories that the original Szayelaporro forgot over time.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Upon using his full power his hair begins to show golden streaks. This persists after he reincarnates.
  • Power Tattoo: His Numeros tattoo — 100 — is on his left eyeball, and changes from 100 to 0 when he unleashes his full power.
  • Reincarnation: Before he can fully disappear, as the influence of Szayelaporro's and Ylfordt's personalities fade from his body, Roka extends a negacion thread to Cien to save him. Cien is reborn into a new body as a golden and pink haired child Arrancar, the remaining traces of Cien's personality clinging to his promise to fight Zaraki again, as he trains by fighting Ashido in the Menos forest.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: When he goes berserk, his Numeros tattoo changes from 100 to 0 — indicating the massive increase in power he attains. When his full power is reached, he is so powerful that only a Mugetsu is capable of stopping him.
  • World's Strongest Man: At least in terms of raw power, Cien is quite possibly the most powerful Hollow ever introduced into the series, with reiatsu levels so great Mayuri judged them to be higher than his successor Cero Espada Yammy's in his Resurrección. At full power, he's able to stand up to post-manga Kenpachi without his eyepatch and give him a thrilling fight when Kenpachi in a wounded and weaker state derided Yammy for giving him a "boring" one.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He — like Szayelaporro before him — uses the Pícaro as test subjects and minions, sending them out to gather the discarded pieces of Szayelaporro and consuming them when he gets hungry.

several of the Picaro
Their Ressureccion; Langosta Migratoria  

Species: Menos (Adjuchas) / Arrancar
Zanpakutou: Langosta Migratoria
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (JP)

A collective of child-like Privaron Espada Arrancar collectively classified as 102 under the Numeros system.
  • Creepy Child: The Pícaro resemble children and their definition of "playing" involves chasing a target around Hueco Mudo and occasionally blasting them with Ceros.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The original Pícaro was a Menos formed from the Hollowfied ghosts of a group of children that were forsaken by their caretaker. Lonely due to having eaten their friends, the Pícaro sought out the ghosts of other children to either devour or Hollowfy and convert into a sort of Hive Mind by feeding them bits of itself.
  • The Dividual: Of the "Syndividual" subtype, consisting of a group of child-like Arrancar that share abilities but have different appearances.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Appreciative of the kindness of Don Kannonji, Pícaro works to help save Roca as "Karakura White" and stop Azashiro's plan.
  • Hive Mind: Of an unusual sort, as rather than sharing a single mind the Pícaro share lifeforce and can heal each other. In their Resurrección, they speak in unison and thus appear to share a true hivemind.
  • Razor Wind: Using their "exchange of sounds" — the sharing of Spiritual Energy between them in order to heal an injured or dying member — the Pícaro can create blades of wind; and the more Pícaro there are in one spot the more powerful this becomes.
  • Undead Child: The Pícaro are a group of Arrancar that act like and resemble children, and were formed from the ghosts of children.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: Their ultimate ability, Chucheria, creates a black hole that sucks up any Spiritual Energy within its vicinity for them to "consume". This also makes it highly effective against Kenpachi Azashiro, who had fused with the air at the time the Pícaro were performing this attack and was badly injured by it.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: They had intended to add Yūichi Shibata to their ranks once he Hollowfied — which he was dangerously close to doing — and then help him get revenge on Shrieker, and were disappointed that Soul Society got to him first.
  • Winged Humanoid: Their Resurrección causes them to grow semi-transparent wings, increasing the potency of their Razor Wind attacks.

    Tokinada Tsunayashiro
Species: Soul Reaper
Zanpakutou: Unknown (Personal Zanpakuto) / Enrakyoten (Family Zanpakuto)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP)

The sadistic and arrogant scion of the Tsunayashiro Clan, most powerful of the four great Noble Families.
  • Big Bad: He is the primary antagonist of Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, wherein he seeks to replace the newly "coronated" Soul King with his own candidate, while being as big an asshole as he can to as many people as possible.
  • Cool Sword: After his personal Zanpakuto was confiscated, he took up the Tsunayashiro Clan's hereditary Zanpakuto. To disguise its full power he calls it Kuten Kyōkoku, but its true name is Enrakyoten. Under its false name it creates Deflector Shields, but when called by its true name it's capable of utilizing any Zanpakuto ability its wielder has witnessed.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: The one time he truly lost his temper after cutting down his own wife Kakyo, who died actually apologizing for not being able to turn him into a better person. He only saw value in being as cruel as possible, so her compassion and pity toward him even as he killed her disgusted him.
  • Genre Savvy: Considering Ichigo was instrumental in the defeats of Aizen and Yhwach, Tokinada wisely waits until Ichigo has left to the human world to begin his plans.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is the reason Kaname Tōsen and Kūgo Ginjō hated Soul Society and turned to villainy, having killed the former's best friend Kakyō; and made Ukitake believe that Ginjou rebelled against Soul Society because of the spy function of the badge, which was the idea of his family to begin with.
  • Hate Sink: He believes that the original sin of Soul Society entitles him to be as much of a dick as possible. He's constantly trying to push people's buttons, like mocking Shunsui over the execution of Nanao's mother and badmouthing Byakuya's late wife Hisana to his face. Even as he's dying, he can only mock everyone he's turned into an enemy for going out without a shred of remorse, and doesn't even spare a word for Hikone.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has black or dark brown hair with green streaks.
  • Not Me This Time: Shunsui initially believes he was behind the slaughter of the original Xcution and the death of Nanao's mother, but Tokinada reveals that he wasn't — at least not directly in the case of the former. He explains to an eavesdropping Nanao that if he had a say in the latter, he would have turned it into a spectacle that Shunsui would be Forced to Watch.
  • One-Man Army: With Kuten Kyōkoku, he's capable of singlehandedly slaughtering a group of Stealth Corps ninja sent to assassinate him. With Enrakyoten, he's powerful enough to take on Nimaya's harem of Zanpakuto Spirits as well as an alliance of multiple Captain-class Soul Reapers, Arrancar, Fullbringers, and Quincies. He doesn't even really need to fight them, just use Kyōka Suigetsu.
  • Power Copying: Enrakyoten is able to utilize any Zanpakuto power that its wielder witnesses, giving him access to the powers of most of the main characters and antagonists.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Being the scion of the most powerful noble family let him get away with murdering his wife, among various other crimes, and he takes full advantage of the fact that the Gotei 13 can't touch him by being as openly villainous as possible.
  • Sadist: Tokinada revels in others' suffering and is more than happy to Kick the Dog, confident he can get away with it due to his status as a noble.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He murdered his wife and got away with only a slap on the wrist due to being a scion of one of the Noble Families, and had Tosen ambushed and beaten at her funeral.
  • Sinister Surveillance: The Tsunayashiro clan is in charge of chronicling (and doctoring) Soul Society's history, and maintains an interdimensional surveillance network — the secrets of which are deep and dark, and include hiding the existence of Fullbringers.
  • Smug Snake: Tokinada is arrogant enough to mock the death of Byakuya's beloved wife to his face; admit to Shunsui Kyōraku that he and his family played a role in Kaname Tōsen and Kūgo Ginjō becoming enemies of Soul Society, and mock the deaths of Ukitake and Nanao's mother to his face.
  • The Sociopath: He's a smug, arrogant, self-entitled, sadistic asshole who indulges his cruellest whims out of the belief that Soul Society is built on a foundation of lies.
  • Storybreaker Power: Enrakyoten is arguably the most powerful Soul Reaper zanpakutou in all of existence. Any ability its wielder merely sees, it can almost-flawlessly copy. Ryujin Jakka? Check. Kyouka Suigetsu? Check. Combining all abilities it's copied at once? Double check. That said, it does have its fair share of drawbacks: The power output of the abilities it has copied matches that of its current wielder — if the power is usually weak, it'll be much stronger; if it's already incredibly powerful, it'll be weaker. So, as an example, if he were to copy Rukia's Sode no Shirayuki, its ice abilities would be significantly stronger than if Rukia was wielding it, but if he were to copy Ryujin Jakka, they would be far weaker as Tokinada's powers still ultimately pale to compared to Yamamoto's. Using more than one copied ability simultaneously also makes them individually weaker - the more he uses, the weaker they are. And ultimately, no matter what ability he copies and uses, he'll still lack Hikone's raw brute power or Aura's versatility and technique.
  • The Übermensch: Tokinada is aware that Soul Society is built on a foundation of lies, and seeks to tear everything down so that he can remake the cosmos in his own image. Incidentally, finding out about the original sin of Soul Society and that nothing of this world is of value, gave Tokinada a purpose in his life. He sees it as his mission to watch the world burn. His desire and dedication are so strong that he will gladly sacrifice his own life for his beliefs.
  • Undignified Death: instead of dying to one of the many named characters who have a grudge against him, he instead is stabbed repeatedly in the back by an untrained unnamed assassin whose family he blamed the murder of his family on; while Mayuri is just standing there completely ignoring him while he goes and reads Tokinada's books.
  • Villain Respect: By his own admission he respects Ichigo.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: On the cover of the third volume of the light novel has silvery-white hair with green streaks, and is a nihilistic sociopath who wants to remake the cosmos in his own image. Bleach: Brave Souls gives him dark brown hair with light green streaks instead.

    Hikone Ubuginu
Species: Human-Soul Reaper-Hollow-Quincy hybrid
Zanpakutou: Ikomikidomoe
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (JP)

An artificial being created by Tokinada Tsunayashiro in order to usurp the position of Soul King, Hikone Ubuginu resembles an androgynous child — having No Biological Sex — and possesses the combined abilities of Fullbringers, Soul Reapers, Quincies, and Hollows. He wields the ancient Zanpakuto Ikomikidomoe, which was created from a powerful primordial Hollow.
  • Affably Evil: Hikone is an incredibly chipper and friendly person. They're always in a jovial and excitable mood, to the point where many Soul Reapers end up liking the kid due to their infectious personality. Unfortunately, they also have a serious case of Undying Loyalty towards Tokinada. Murderous undying loyalty.
  • Ability Mixing: They can combine Hierro with Blut Vene for absolute defence, fire Gran Ray Ceros, and can mix Ceros with Heilig Pfeil and Blut Arterie for overwhelmingly powerful attacks. They can also combine Flash Step, Flying Bamboo-Blind Slide, Sonido, and Bringer Light into the ultimate speed technique, Godspeed.
  • Ambiguous Gender: It's noted that Hikone is androgynous. Hikone eventually reveals that they are neither male nor female as Tokinada saw no need for it, though they're referred to with male pronouns in official material.
  • Ambiguously Brown: As revealed in Bleach: Brave Souls, Hikone has tanned brown skin and dark brown/black hair — though given their artificial nature they are unlikely to be of any particular ethnicity.
  • Artificial Human: Hikone is an artificial hybrid of Quincy, Human, Soul Reaper, and Hollow created by Tokinada Tsunayashiro and Seinosuke Yamada to be a candidate for the position of Soul King. Gremmy's brain — a part of the Soul King — serves as their core and was fused with Quincy, Human, and Soul Reaper souls before being Hollowfied.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: As shown in their artwork for Bleach: Brave Souls, when their Super Mode is unleashed they acquire black sclerae — typically a sign of Hollowfication — with red irises. They also acquire Blood Knight tendencies as Gremmy's personality begins to assert itself.
  • Brought Down to Normal: By the end of the novel, Ikomikidomoe is resealed, and Hikone's reiatsu has dropped down to the level of an ordinary Soul Reaper.
  • Co-Dragons: They serve as Tokinada's muscle, while Aura acts as his agent in the World of the Living.
  • Cool Sword: Hikone wields Ikomikidomoe, a unique and ancient Zanpakuto forged using the soul of a powerful primordial Hollow. It has a will of its own, can open Garganta portals, is capable of summoning an army of Hollows even stronger than Vasto Lorde, and was deemed so dangerous it was sealed away by Ōetsu.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Is always barefoot, only wearing cloth and steel shin guards.
  • Energy Bow: Due to being part Quincy, they can conjure a Heilig Bogen and fire Heilig Pfeil energy arrows — even combining them with Cero to make them more powerful.
  • Evil Counterpart: While more naïvely obedient to his master's orders than evil, Hikone was one to Ichigo Kurosaki — being a Human-Soul Reaper-Hollow-Quincy hybrid wielding a Zanpakuto forged from a powerful Hollow.
  • Facial Markings: When Hikone activates Ikomikidomoe's pseudo-bankai/Resurrección, markings similar to those of Ikomikidomoe's Hollow form appear on their face.
  • The Heavy: While Tokinada is busy being Obviously Evil in Soul Society, Hikone does most of the fighting.
  • Heel Realization: Hikone doesn't think twice to kill previous acquaintances just because Tokinada said so, but fighting an endlessly regenerating Hisagi under the effects of his Bankai gradually produces guilt about harming someone who isn't even fighting back, which helps Hisagi convince Hikone to start thinking for themselves.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Like Ichigo Kurosaki and Kūgo Ginjō, Hikone is a hybrid of Quincy, Human, Soul Reaper, and Hollow; and is capable of using abilities neither of them have been shown using, like Heilig Bogen and Blut Arterie.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: As a result of being part Hollow, Hikone can fire Gran Ray Ceros.
  • Living Weapon: Hikone sees themself as such for Tokinada, despite Hisagi's attempts to befriend and break them out of this conditioning.
  • Modesty Shorts: They wear form-fitting black shorts under their kimono.
  • One-Man Army: Even at their weakest, they were powerful enough that the battling remnants of the Espada and Sternritter called a temporary alliance to face them.
  • Past-Life Memories: It's noted by the Quincies that as Hikone is fighting Zaraki, their personality and Blood Knight tendencies begin to resemble Gremmy, the Quincy who fell to Zaraki beforehand, and whose brain was used in the creation of Hikone.
  • Pieces of God: Gremmy functions as their brain and stabilizes them, and is revealed to be a part of the original Soul King.
  • Power Incontinence: After Shuhei's bankai exhausts Hikone of most of their spiritual energy, Ikomikidomoe takes form and attempts to kill them.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their pink irises are tinged with red, and serve as an indicator that while they may appear to be a mere child, they're actually very powerful and very dangerous.
  • Super Mode: By using Ikomikidomoe's pseudo-bankai/Resurrección, Hikone transforms into a transcendental Arrancar-like being with deific levels of power, similar to Ichigo's "Horn of Salvation" form and Aizen's fourth Hōgyoku transformation.

Species: Menos (Adjuchas) / Zanpakuto Spirit

An ancient Adjuchas-class Menos Hollow so powerful it threatened the stability of Hueco Mundo, Soul Society, and the World of the Living alike. It was sealed away in a Zanpakuto by Ichibē Hyōsube and Ōetsu Nimaiya, who hid it away at the bottom of an ocean in his realm. During the Thousand-Year Blood War it was stolen by Tokinada Tsunayashiro and given to Hikone Ubuginu, one of the few beings capable of wielding it.
  • Ancient Evil: While Ikomikidomoe was only an Adjuchas and lacked the capability to transcend to Vasto Lorde, it was powerful enough to pose a severe threat to both the World of the Living and the various afterlives. Its attack on Soul Society is remembered as an unprecedented calamity that even the likes of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto were powerless to stop — though it should be noted that this happened prior to Zanpakuto being widely available.
  • Attack of the Monster Appendage: Ikomikidomoe's first release — "Orbit the Stars" — turns the sword into its Hollow form's arm, which serves as a bludgeon tipped with Absurdly Sharp Claws.
  • Become Your Weapon: Ikomikidomoe's pseudo-bankai — "Ikomikidomoe Hō'ōraku Hakkei" — acts similarly to an Arrancar's Resurrección in that it merges with its wielder, turning them into an Arrancar-like state with power rivaling that of the Soul King himself — similar to Ichigo's "Horn of Salvation" form and Aizen's fourth Hōgyoku transformation.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: As a Hollow, Ikomikidomoe possessed an ability similar to Aaroniero Arruruerie's Glotonería, which enabled it to become powerful enough to rival Baraggan Louisenbairn — who was an exceptionally powerful Vasto Lorde himself — by consuming everything it came across.
  • Cyclops: Although its face has several eye-like markings, it is stated to only have one eye.
  • The Dreaded: Ikomikidomoe was so feared that even Baraggan Louisenbairn, the self-proclaimed God-Emperor of Hueco Mundo, recognized it as something not to be messed with.
  • Enemy Summoner: It is capable of spawning an army of Hollows powerful enough to rival Menos-class Arrancar.
  • Evil Weapon: As a Zanpakuto forged from a Hollow, it is said to destroy the soul of any wielder it deems unworthy, causing them to Hollowfy before undergoing Soul Suicide.
  • Eye Beam: Its manifestations can fire devastatingly powerful Ceros from their eyes.
  • Guardian Entity:
    • Its Zanpakuto form's second release — "Send them to their burials and engrave them in memory" — manifests its original self to fight by its wielder's side.
    • Its Zanpakuto form's third release — "Hatch the deceased" — manifests a condensed humanoid form powerful enough to take on a team comprised of powerful Vasto Lorde and Adjuchas-class Arrancar, powerful Quincies, and Captain-class Soul Reapers.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: It sneers at the possibility that Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck and Tier Harribel could be anything more than handmaidens in Baraggan's court.
  • Kaiju: Its original form was around the size of Yammy's fully-released Resurrección and Fûrâ.
  • Kill the God: It attempted to eat the Soul King, but was defeated by Ichibē Hyōsube and was sealed away by Ōetsu Nimaiya.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In its third release state, its manifestation is overwhelmingly powerful; fast enough to Speed Blitz a group of powerful Arrancar, Quincies, and Soul Reapers; and can heal nigh-instantaneously from any damage it takes by absorbing ambient Spiritual Energy.
  • Meaningful Name: The precise opposite, actually. Ichibē intentionally gave it a meaningless name to strip the ancient Hollow of much of its fearsome power.
  • Mighty Roar: In its original Menos form it can create devastating storms and tornadoes simply by roaring.
  • Name Amnesia: It's frustrated that it can't remember its original name that Ichibee replaced. After feasting on the fragments of the Soul King in Hikone and Aura, it regains enough power to weaken Ichibee's curse and remembers its original name... only for Kenpachi to cut it down and mockingly suggest that it stick with "small fry".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Its original name was erased by Ichibē Hyōsube, who then renamed it "Ikomikidomoe" when it was sealed by Ōetsu Nimaiya.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: As a Zanpakuto, Ikomikidomoe is only capable of being properly wielded by a Soul King candidate — one who combines the spiritual essences of Soul Reaper, Hollow, Quincy, and Human. According to legend, anyone else who attempts to wield it will be Hollowfied by its power and undergo Soul Suicide.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Even after being stripped of its name by Ichibē Hyōsube, it was still too powerful to be cleansed and so it was sealed away in a Zanpakuto by Ōetsu Nimaiya.
  • Sword Beam: As a Zanpakuto, Ikomikidomoe is capable of charging and firing powerful blasts of reiatsu, rendered as black-and-red Hollow reiatsu in Bleach: Brave Souls.
  • Villain Respect: Despite being a borderline Eldritch Abomination, it respected Baraggan Louisenbairn as a Worthy Opponent and was shocked and saddened to be informed he was dead.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Hikone is exhausted by Shuhei, Ikomikidomoe breaks free of its seal and tries to kill him.

    Aura Michibane
Species: Human (Fullbringer)
Fullbring: N/A
Voiced by: Natsue Sasamoto (JP)

A Fullbringer who leads the Xcution Religious Corporation, a cult dedicated to spreading information about Soul Society around the World of the Living inducing its followers into mass-suicides.

Due to her lack of worldly attachments, she cannot affect any sort of item into manifesting into a power or weapon through Fullbring, however her mastery of basic Fullbring skills is high enough to easily do battle with multiple Captain-class opponents.

  • Affably Evil: She is incredibly polite and affable to allies and enemies alike, and none of it is fake or dishonest. She legitimately believes working with Tokinada will make the world a better place and would love nothing more than to gain many more allies in this quest.
  • Apocalypse Cult: Following the massive earthquakes set off by the Soul King's death and Yhwach, Aura founded the Xcution Religious Corporation, spreading information about Soul Society throughout the World of the Living so as to push people into committing mass-suicide.
  • Boring, but Practical: She can't create weapons or fantastic abilities through her Fullbring, but her ordinary Fullbring skills completely outclass the likes of Ginjo or Tsukishima. For example, the Bringer Light technique that's typically reserved for movement, she applies to her standard attacks for both speed and insane power. She can even affect the matter in her own body to make herself intangible to all attacks.
  • Co-Dragons: It's revealed that she is working for Tokinada, and gets Yukio to help her incapacitate Urahara.
  • Cry Cute: After her body dies and her soul ends up in Hueco Mundo with Neliel, the thought of one day reuniting with Hikone leads to the first major display of emotion in her entire life.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As the child of a Fullbringer and a human with a body part of the Soul King, Aura had inherited both their powers. Even as a fetus she attracted Hollows and one such attack wounded her pregnant mother enough that she did not survive Aura's birth. Struck by grief, Aura's father decided in a misguided attempt to protect her, to lock Aura up in his basement and only thought her basic knowledge. During these years, her fathers food was the only modicum of joy in her life. After her father was murdered, Aura, still locked in the basement, was unable to feed herself and had almost starved to death, if it weren't for her Fullbring abilities kicking in the last moment and freed her. When she tried to eat something, her Fullbring powers accidentally transmuted the food into something tasteless, thus depriving Aura of the only joy in her life. Because she was unable to form any attachment as a child, Aura led an empty life without purpose until she met Tokinada.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father, Tenshiyo Agata, was a member of the original iteration of Xcution and was killed by the Soul Reaper assassin sent by the Tsunayashiro family.
  • The Dreaded: Even compared to Hikone's absurd strength or Tokinada's downright broken zanpakutou, Aura's abilities are really something else, to the point where Urahara outright labels her as Aizen's equal.
  • Empty Shell: Because her father kept her isolated from the outside world, the closest thing she ever developed an attachment to was food, and that was ruined when she tried eating her father’s rotten food after escaping. As a result, she could never place enough value in another object to obtain her own unique abilities as a Fullbringer. However, her assistance in Hikone’s creation did slowly build maternal attachment.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Aura eventually betrays Tokinada, having developed maternal instincts for Hikone. He not only expected her to grow attached to Hikone, but wanted it to happen so he could trample on those feelings when Hikone would be turned into the next Soul King.
  • Intangibility: Using Fullbring she can alter the molecular density of her own body to become intangible and avoid attacks.
  • Master of None: Her nameless Fullbring is the basic of the basic - she can use Bringer Light, and she can tweak physical matter and that's about it. Yet there's a reason she's Tokinada's partner, and not his servant: Urahara states that her abilities are on par with Sosuke Aizen himself.
  • Pieces of God: She's stated to possess the Soul Chain of the Soul King.
  • Pragmatic Pansexuality: Aura is so beautiful that she attracted men and women even as a child. While she doesn't feel romantic attachment to anyone, she makes use of her charm later in life and has no problems seducing either sex to get what she wants.
  • World's Strongest Man: Or woman, in her case. She has a legitimate claim to being the setting's most powerful human. Virtually no Soul Reaper, Quincy, or Arrancar can stand up to her. The few who can still dread the thought of fighting her. Kisuke Urahara labels her Aizen's peer, while her spiritual pressure is massive enough to interfere with Tokinada's abilities, dwarfing his own spirit pressure in the process.

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