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Captains

    Captain-Commander Ganryusai Yamamoto 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Lawful Stupid: He operates on a strict adherence to the rules set down by Central 46, even though they're both outdated at best and fascist at worst. Ichigo's influence is helping him overcome it, but it's a work in progress.
  • Old Master: Make no mistake, this man is simultaneously quite old, and the strongest that Soul Society has to offer. Too bad he happens off his rocker as well.
  • Playing with Fire: His Zanpakutō's ability, which he will quickly remind anyone who mouths off to him.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Oh my, yes. Soul Society's highest authority is a senile old man who can't remember what he said five seconds ago and is quick to resort to setting people on fire if he's in a bad mood.
  • Trigger Happy: Yamamoto loves his executions, and his first response to something he doesn't like is to execute the person responsible.
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    Shunsui Kyōraku 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • The Alcoholic: He needs some kind of toxicity in his system to function, to the point where Unohana resorts to a bourbon I.V. when treating him.
  • Drunken Master: One of Soul Society's strongest captains, and a perpetual drunkard, equals this.

    Suì-Fēng 
Voiced by: Mimi Mimoa

  • Badass Gay: No ambiguity here, Suì-Fēng is into girls and in love with Yoruichi.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Her falling out with Yoruichi left her like this. They made out— er, made up offscreen before going to confront Aizen.
  • Ninja: Something she takes great pride in.
  • Police are Useless: The Stealth Force she leads has never been the best at tracking actual criminals, if Kusaka's opinion of them is any indication.
  • Useless Useful Spell: Her insta-kill technique has only worked once, on a filler villain. The next filler villain she used it on was able to shrug it off, and she's never going to be able to kill any major canon villains with it.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Ichigo's opinion of her. He may not be wrong, given that she's more agreeable when Yoruichi is around.

    Retsu Unohana 
Voiced by: Lindsay Navarro

  • The Medic: Leads the division responsible for medical work.
  • Retired Badass: Team Mom she may be, but Aizen avoiding a fight with her, and Yamamoto actually listening to her, serve as a stark reminder that Unohana is dangerous.
  • Team Mom: One of the few reasonable people in Soul Society, her motherly persona can defuse conflict by showing enough disapproval.

    Byakuya Kuchiki 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Cold Ham: Even when he raises his voice and starts getting dramatic he always maintains his deadpan monotone.
  • The Comically Serious: He maintains a heavy deadpan at all times, leading to hilarious contrasts with more colorful characters like Ichigo and Renji.
  • Emo Teen: Though he's an adult man, he sure likes the nihilistic attitude and depressing poetry associated with emo culture. He implies that Hisana's death is the reason for it.
  • Lawful Stupid: Even he has the opinion that letting Rukia be executed was this, and he admits that he didn't expect her to forgive him for it and claiming he wouldn't.
  • The Lost Lenore: He implies that his wife and Rukia's sister Hisana's death is the reason why he's so depressed in the present.
  • Not So Above It All: Not afraid to get in on the humor himself, such as when Yoruichi attacks Ichigo and Ukitake thinks she's on their side...
    "Sweet. She's hot."
  • Oh, Crap!: As in canon, he has one when Ichigo's Hollow takes over and starts trying to kick his ass. After Ichigo suppresses him, Byakuya even outright states they're ending this with their next attack because "that was terrifying."
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Whenever he uses Senbonzakura, he often espouses that pink isn't a sissy color.
  • Straw Nihilist: Goes around spouting poetry about how nothing matters and everything is pointless. After Rukia's execution is prevented, he promises to at least try to be happier, staring by saying "puppies are not depressing."

    Sajin Komamura 
Voiced by: Aaron Robert Parnell

  • The Unintelligible: Unlike Tōsen, an aversion. Komamura is capable of talking, but for some reason kept barking during his fight with Kenpachi.
  • Wolf Man: If the barking didn't give it away.
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    Tōshirō Hitsugaya 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Firmly against "The Man", and anyone who perpetrates Soul Society's stagnant laws.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His reason for being so anti-authority? He and his best friend were forced to fight to the death because Central 46 didn't like the fact that they had the same Zanpakutō, on Christmas and his birthday. Tōshirō became the angry, society-hating millennial he is today because of that.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Diamond Dust Rebellion was this for him, giving him more character than the average captain.
  • An Ice Person: His Zanpakutō lets him summon giant ice dragons that yell "DRAGON!" every time he does.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Hyōrinmaru itself seems to believe this, given that it likes to announce its status as a dragon every second.
  • The Man Is Sticking It to the Man: Subverted. Though becoming a captain while preaching his ideology might make him look this way, he actually plans to change Soul Society one step at a time.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Yamamoto is this to him, because he represents the "broken and outdated system".

    Kenpachi Zaraki 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Blood Knight: He claims to have "sennin-itis", a disease that will kill him if he doesn't fight long enough.
  • The Dreaded: Ichigo is still haunted by their fight, and most mooks Kenpachi faces usually end up running from him.
  • Left the Background Music On: He often sings or hums whatever theme is playing while he's fighting, and occasionally Yachiru starts the music up for him.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He's very much aware that the other captains don't like him. The problem is he thinks it's because he doesn't "properly kill" his enemies and resolves to kill more people to earn respect, when it's more for his destructive tendencies, bloodlust, and blatant disregard for authority.

    Mayuri Kurotsuchi 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Mad Scientist: He usually greets people by talking about how he wants to dissect them, recognizes that this isn't proper manners, and does it again.
  • Mr. Exposition: As the leader of the scientific division, he tends to explain what's going on with Filler abilities or actions.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Though Soul Society has it's fair share of amoral people, Mayuri is the only one that isn't there to uphold laws or kill enemies. He just wants to experiment on everything and everyone around him.

    Jūshirō Ukitake 
Voiced by: Aaron Robert Parnell

  • Incurable Cough of Death: He's "dying forever", as he puts it. It may be related to the thing in his body that even Mayuri would be horrified to see...
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The sanest of Soul Society's higher-ups, and he's usually too busy coughing his lungs out to function as such.

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Lieutenants

    Rangiku Matsumoto 
Voiced by: Aaron Robert Parnell

  • Vocal Dissonance: Her main joke is that she has a deep male voice, and unlike Yoruichi, it's her actual voice.

    Ikkaku Madarame 
Voiced by: Logan Laidlaw

  • Blood Knight: As Yumichika puts it, his brain is built for hitting things.

    Yumichika Ayasegawa 
Voiced by: Aaron Robert Parnell

  • Catchphrase: He usually throws the word "aesthetic" into his sentences, and is obviously enamored with the concept.

    Momo Hinamori 
Voiced by: Ariel Hansen

  • Fangirl: Of Josh Groban, which Aizen exploits ruthlessly. Even after he reveals his true colors, Momo still believes that Aizen really is Josh Groban, and that he's being framed.
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