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Characters that appeared in Tite Kubo's Bleach. This page is for the Fullbringers, who possess the soul-manipulating power called "Fullbring" and generally belong to a mysterious organization known as Xcution. Their stated goal is to remove their Hollow-derived powers and go back to being normal humans.

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    Kugo Ginjo 

Kugo Ginjo
"Time will constantly try to catch up with you. And with a roar, it will overcome you. Do not look ahead. Hope only lies within the unforeseeable current that will close in from behind."
Species: Human (Fullbringer); Soul
Zanpakuto: Unknown
Fullbring: Cross of Scaffold
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), Travis Willingham (EN)

A mysterious and manipulative individual, Ginjo is the apparent leader of Xcution, although he doesn't seem to care too much for it, or acknowledge any real hierarchy within the organization. He approached Ichigo, tempting him with bogus investigative questioning regarding his father, to arouse his interest concerning Xcution.

His Fullbring, Cross of Scaffold, allows him to transform his cross pendant into an enormous claymore that can use an explosive energy attack.

  • Anti-Hero: Though he helps Ichigo, he's especially brutal towards him. His excuse is that Fullbring is extremely taxing on the physical body and the first release of power can potentially kill the Fullbringer. However, he does seem to enjoy the darker role.
  • Anti-Villain: He set up Ichigo because he's trying to obtain as much power as he can to attack Soul Society. He used to be their first Substitute Soul Reaper but went AWOL upon having his friends killed by a Soul Reaper sent by the noble families and discovering his apparently kindly benefactor Ukitake had him under constant surveillance, and bugged with a kill-switch should he ever become Soul Society's enemy. He hopes to use Ichigo to obtain the power he needs to fight Soul Society. When he realises Ichigo doesn't agree with his solution to Ukitake, he decides to try and kill Ichigo.
  • Belated Backstory:
    • In an interview, Tite Kubo revealed that Soul Society's version of events surrounding Ginjō is false; and that he got his Soul Reaper powers in the same way Rukia transferred hers to Ichigo.
    • In Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, Ginjō recounts some of his past to Hisagi when interviewed, establishing that when he had been a Substitute Soul Reaper he had befriended and gathered of a group of Fullbringers who wanted to get rid of their powers. The group had been attacked and killed by a Soul Reaper sent by the great noble families, and Ginjou had killed the Soul Reaper in revenge. This, combined with realizing the true purpose of the Substitute Soul Reaper badge, made him blame Ukitake, go rogue, and form the second iteration of Xcution to seek revenge. It's left unrevealed what happened to the Soul Reaper powers and Zanpakuto he possessed in the past, since neither are present on his soul after he is killed.
  • BFS: Ginjo is able to use Fullbring to turn his pendant into a very large two-handed long sword. Its hilt extends past the guard into a hollow section under the blade to facilitate swinging it in close-combat, where he realizes that a blade of such size is unwieldy.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Discussed in-universe when training Ichigo; he invokes all the Shounen villain stereotypes to make Ichigo feel as though Orihime's life is on the line because he knows Ichigo performs better when there's a genuine threat against someone's life. At the end of the training, he tells Ichigo that he'd make a very clichéd villain. It later turns out that he actually IS a villain, and his prior claims turn out to be correct.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: His battle with Ichigo ends up being this. Despite stealing Ichigo's power, thus gaining abilities like Bankai and the Getsuga Tensho, Ginjo is unable to really overpower Ichigo. He manages to hurt him a few times due to using the fact he can copy his powers as a way to even the odds, but as soon as Ichigo realizes this and goes Bankai, Ginjo, despite following suit and even using a Cero, is unable to hurt him.
  • Dark Is Evil: He dresses in all black, has black hair, is manipulative, rude and brutal and freely admits he makes a cliched villain. He is eventually revealed to be the true Arc Villain and that Tsukishima is following his orders. His true personality shows him as a malicious and sadistic individual. During the climax of the arc, he becomes clad in black and white skeletal armor.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Ichigo intercepts a thief, recovers the stolen bag and hands it back to the ditzy, grateful owner, Ginjo. As soon as Ichigo continues on his way, Ginjo drops the act, smiles unpleasantly with a Face Framed in Shadow and makes it clear the entire event was orchestrated so he could see how trusting or cautious Ichigo is.
  • Evil All Along: Via Memory Gambit he made himself forget his actual intentions and believe that Tsukishima was his actual enemy. Upon getting bookmarked again, he goes back to being the actual Arc Villain. Tsukishima states it's because Ginjou is a terrible actor who would have given himself away immediately if the elaborate ruse hadn't been carried out this way.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is a darker, more cynical and bitter version of Ichigo. Both are BFS wielding Substitute Soul Reapers with Sword Beam techniques. They are both rude people hiding gentler personalities, who will let out an inner Blood Knight if it will help them achieve their goals. They both have Hollow-derived powers and they can both control their sentimentality if it means getting the job done. However, Ginjo struggles to trust people and holds grudges when his trust is broken. Ichigo is better able to understand and empathise with others and therefore doesn't hold grudges. This crucial difference is what defines their reactions to learning about Ukitake's surveillance and kill-switch: Ginjo cannot forgive and becomes an enemy of Soul Society while Ichigo realises Ukitake was being sensible and instigated a method whereby Ichigo could figure out the truth for himself. The post-war novels later reveal that Ginjo's problem wasn't a trust issue, but that Soul Society had tried to assassinate him and in the process killed all his friends. Ginjo is what Ichigo could have become if he had lost all his friends too.
  • Evil Laugh: When he is revealed as the villain and absorbs Ichigo's Fullbring, he lets out a sadistic evil laugh in response to Ichigo's pain. Like he once said, he's a hell of a cliched villain.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Like other bulky Bleach guys he's got a deep voice to match, courtesy of Hiroki Tochi.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: When he first reveals he set up Ichigo to catch his "stolen" bag, his face is framed in shadow. Any time he says something dramatic, or when he's revealed as the villain, his face gets framed in shadow.
  • Facial Markings: His Bankai slaps a cross mark on his face, keeping in the theme of his Fullbring name and the X-Cution symbol more generally.
  • Foreshadowing: The arc's opening cover chapter features his eye reflection on Tsukishima's sword. The hints about the Kurosaki family to bait Ichigo into X-Cution actually set-up later reveals in the Final Arc, his confession to Ichigo that if ever became a villain he'd be a cliched one. When cut by Tsukishima during the final battle, he suddenly calls Ichigo 'Kurosaki-kun' instead of his more usual 'Ichigo'. When he is revealed as the villain, Tsukishima tells him off for the name change, feeling it should have clued Ichigo in right there and then.
  • Freudian Excuse: Turns out that his crusade against Soul Society is very justified. He was the first Substitute Soul Reaper in service to Soul Society. He met and befriended a group of Fullbringers who wanted to lose their powers, using him as a conduit. Things go wrong though when a Soul Reaper sent by the great noble families comes and kills all of his friends, causing Ginjo to kill the Soul Reaper in rage. He later learns the truth behind his substitute badge. Soul Society killing all his friends gives him every reason for his antagonism.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: When he is playing the role of the "good guy" and his "Cross of Scaffold" is untainted, its guard is a shade of gold. After he got cut by Tsukushima to regain his memories and fused his Combat Pass with Cross of Scaffold, the guard became black in addition to gaining a skull.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being killed he ends up in Soul Society and is taken in by Kūkaku Shiba, who starts training him to fight the Vandenreich. He later reappears to help Ichigo save the world from Yhwach.
  • Heel Realization: When he realizes that Ichigo has no intention of joining him whatsoever despite knowing the truth, he seems to realize his grudge was petty and loses the will to fight.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Much like Ichigo Kurosaki, with whom he closely identifies, Ginjō is a Human who is part Soul Reaper, with one of his parents having been attacked by a Hollow — giving him the ability to use Fullbring. It's indicated that something happened to his Soul Reaper powers, since he's not shown possessing them as a Soul, but he still counts as a Soul Reaper. This unique combination makes him eligible for the position of the Soul King, the reason why his corpse had been transported to Soul Society.
  • Hero's Evil Predecessor: He was the Substitute Soul Reaper before Ichigo. He turned against Soul Society when his friends were killed by a Soul Reaper and learning the true nature of substitute badge. This would prompt the anti-substitute law in Soul Society. He first appears in the aptly titled Lost Agent arc to manipulate his successor Ichigo Kurosaki into joining his organization in order to help him in getting Fullbring. Ginjo aims at getting Ichigo strong enough so that he can take his power at the appropriate time and use the accumulated power to wage war on Soul Society. To further illustrate this, they both use the Getsuga Tensho at each other during their fight.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Soul Society had a notable interest in retrieving his corpse. The post-war novels reveal that Ginjo and Ichigo are the only people who could replace the Soul King and imply that Ginjo's corpse would have substituted in case the original Soul King died and Ichigo was unavailable. Once Yhwach absorbed the Soul King and died, his corpse turns into the lynchpin. Tokinada, the villain of the novels, plans to replace Yhwach with his artificially created candidate. The existence of Ginjo as the next potential Soul King is a thorn in his eye and he tries to eliminate him at all costs as a result.
  • Interim Villain: He's the Arc Villain that is sandwiched between the two major Big Bad villains, Aizen and Yhwach. He had neither the longevity or gravitas of the other two, but he was able to break Ichigo so completely that Ichigo ended up sobbing on his knees begging for his stolen power to be returned. The consequence is the restoration of Ichigo's Soul Reaper powers, allowing Ichigo to come out of his 'retirement' from being a Soul Reaper while also allowing the Gotei 13 to repay their debt to Ichigo for defeating Aizen, by helping him to defeat this interim villain. The villain later returns during the story's final battle to ensure Ichigo has the power required to defeat Yhwach. Because the manga was Cut Short due to the creator's failing health, the follow-up light novel Can't Fear Your Own World expands Ginjo's back story, clarifying the full extent of his importance to the wider plot.
  • I Lied: Ginjō reveals that everything he'd told Ichigo about Xcution had been part of an elaborate ruse in order to manipulate Ichigo into developing a Fullbring so that he could steal it, use it to power-up the other Fullbringers, and declare war on Soul Society. When reluctantly interviewed by Hisagi in Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, Ginjō offers some clarification regarding this. The story he had told Ichigo was mostly real; with the only differences being the roles of Tsukishima, Ginjo, and the substitute Soul Reaper. Ginjo was the Substitute Soul Reaper who intended to take the power of the Fullbringers, and Tsukishima never killed anyone. It was instead a regular Soul Reaper sent by the noble families, who in the end was killed by Ginjo in a fit of rage.
  • Last-Name Basis: He calls Kutsuzawa and Tsukishima by their last names. He also only calls Ichigo by his last name when his true personality is released.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When he's pulled out all the major Shounen villain stereotypes to train Ichigo into discovering his Fullbring, he jokes afterwards that he'd "make a hell of a clichéd villain". He is eventually revealed to be the true villain of the arc so it's like he's apologising to the readers in advance for the cliché.
  • Memory Gambit: He orders Tsukishima to alter his memories so that he can convincingly fake being Ichigo's friend and mentor until it's time for Tsukishima to restore his real memories, allowing him to steal the power he's trained Ichigo to obtain.
  • Metaphorically True: He said that the ability of Tsukishima's sword is to cut through anything. It sounds like a massive lie, but that's actually the point of the ability: he cuts a person or object's "past" to insert memories of his choice. The sword can switch between being an ordinary cutting blade and a blade that cuts the soul to insert fake memories. It's therefore true that the ability is to cut through anything... it's just that's not the point of the cut.
  • Mysterious Backer: Tsukishima suddenly begins targeting Ichigo and his friends and Ginjo suddenly starts helping Ichigo and his friends. The only thing they know about X-Cution, Fullbring and Tsukishima comes from Ginjo. Ginjo's reason for wanting Ichigo's help is flimsy at best. He's eventually revealed to be the real villain of the Lost Agent arc who cultivated Ichigo's power to steal for himself.
  • Mysterious Past: Ginjō's past is left unrevealed in the manga and anime, as what he recounts to Ichigo was comprised of half-truths and outright lies, and Soul Society's version of the events is biased in their favor and turns out to be completely false. While pieces of his history have been revealed in interviews and the light novel series, much of his past is still a mystery.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: His first encounter with Ichigo, consists of him acting like a gormless idiot who got his bag stolen. This was entirely staged so he could test out how trusting or cautious Ichigo was.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Ichigo regains his Soul Reaper powers, Ginjo can't believe it. Not only did he think it was impossible but he knows he's not ready to fight at Ichigo's Soul Reaper level. He tries to put on a bold face as he draws upon both Ichigo's stolen Fullbring as well as his own innate power, but his panic returns in full force near the end when he realizes that he still can't win.
  • Older Than They Look: He was a fully grown adult when he met a very young Tsukishima. Now Tsukishima is a grown adult who is older than Ichigo's teenage year group and Ginjo looks like he hasn't aged a day. He's the first Substitute Soul Reaper, so there's a big question mark over how old he is, how long he's been hiding from Soul Society, and how long he is capable of living for.
  • Pet the Dog: Ginjo made a promise to the other Fullbringers that he'd share the power he stole from Ichigo. When he successfully steals Ichigo's power... he keeps his promise and shares the power. For such a cliched Shounen villain, he actually breaks the stereotype with this act.
  • Power Duplication: His enhanced Cross of Scaffold gives him the abilitiy to replicate the powers of others that he has absorbed. He is capable of using Invaders Must Die despite the fact that Yukio was defeated, and can presumbably use the Fullbring of the other members of Xcution. He can use his own version of Ichigo's Fullbring which clads him in skeletal armor. He can also use a Getsuga Tensho as well which is just as powerful as Ichigo's.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When he enters Bankai, his hair turns white.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His Bankai gives him weird ribbon-like energy wings that keep forming a cross-shape while he fights.
  • Power Parasite: His Cross of the Scaffold, with his Substitute Badge merged with the sword, enables him to absorb and transfer the powers of Soul Reapers and Fullbringers he cuts, which he uses to steal Ichigo's Fullbring and distribute it to most of the other X-Cution members. After Ginjou is killed, Suì-Fēng tells Ichigo that he acquired his Soul Reaper powers in the first place by stealing them and killing their original owner, though an interview with Kubo revealed that this story is false and that Ginjo received his Soul Reaper powers in the same way Rukia transferred hers to Ichigo. Ginjo is notably one of only two characters with the ability to take and give power, the other being Yhwach.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Really hates Tsukishima's sadistic pleasure in breaking the minds, simply because it means they can be of no further use.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He has a habit of letting these slip out. His first introduction to the storyline even included one. As he once confessed to Ichigo, when he's forced to play the role of a villain, he tends to go for the cliché.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His Bankai turns his sclera red, and he only enters Bankai once he's decided he has to kill Ichigo.
  • Revenge: His long-term goal was to get strong enough to gain revenge against Ukitake and Soul Society for the way he was treated as a Substitute Soul Reaper, and for killing the first iteration of X-Cution.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Ichigo begins curb-stomping him after regaining his Soul Reaper powers, Ginjo decides to flee. Unfortunately for him, Ichigo won't let him, so he's forced to stay put and use both his Fullbring and Soul Reaper powers.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: After absorbing Ichigo's Fullbring and enhancing himself with it, he gains skeletal white armor. It is derived from Ichigo's Fullbring which clads him in armor. By fusing his Substitute Soul Reaper badge with his Cross of the Scaffold, part of the handle of his sword looks like a spine.
  • Super Empowering: One of the abilites of his enhanced Fullbring is to transfer portions of the power to others. After stealing Ichigo's Fullbring, he grants part of each to almost all the other Fullbringers to power them up while keeping most of it for himself.
  • Super Mode: Absorbing Ichigo's Fullbring equips him with skeletal armor that augments his abilities to the point where he can withstand Ichigo's full-power Getsuga Tensho. His Bankai draws out his Hollow's power, giving him energy wings/tentacles, amplifying his abilities, and increasing the power of his Sword Beams.
  • Sword Beam: His Fullbring enables him to wreath his sword in green energy and fire it as a massive blast. He also gains the ability to use Getsuga Tensho after stealing Ichigo's Fullbring, and retains the ability to use it after his death. In Bankai, he can fire a black one with a purple outline, and he can also fire a Cero-like beam of energy from the tip of his blade.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Ichigo is about to be cut by Tsukishima's memory-altering power, Ginjo intercepts the attack and gets cut instead. The twist is that it doesn't change his natural personality, it restores his fake personality to his natural personality.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's big, heavily built. and is quite sarcastic.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves ramen. He claims that he always carries a cup of ramen with him because he loves it so much, although Ichigo doesn't buy that.
  • Training from Hell: Subjects Ichigo to this in order to make his Fullbring stronger, to the point of slashing his eyes and blocking Orihime's path when she tries to help him.
  • Victory Is Boring: When Tsukishima suggests memory-altering Ishida, he refuses because he claims a fight he can't lose is boring. He wants Ishida to be the key to Ichigo figuring out who the real villain is. If he removed every possibility of defeat, the victory would be too easy.
  • "X" Makes Anything Cool: The name Xcution, and Ginjo's pendant, which is shaped much like an X, or a plus tilted in an X manner. Considering how his Fullbring works, it seems his love of its X shape may be part of how he's able to turn it into a sword.

    Shukuro Tsukishima 

Shukuro Tsukishima
"How pitiful... Are you so overcome with rage that words won't come out?"
Species: Human (Fullbringer) / Soul
Fullbring: Book of the End
Voiced by: Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)

The founder of Xcution, he successfully transferred several Fullbringers' powers to a Substitute Soul Reaper, but killed everyone directly involved afterward and disappeared. He reappears in the present as the apparent main antagonist, causing Ginjo to take Ichigo under his wing and help him unlock his Fullbring powers. He is cruel, manipulative and possesses a power to either cut through anything or alter the memories of others.

His Fullbring, Book of the End, is a katana capable of cutting anything, but its true power is altering the past of anything Tsukishima cuts.

  • The Ace: Once he "bookmarks" someone, he dictates the relationship he's had with the person throughout their history. He can become a cousin, a friend, a lover, a colleague, a business partner, or even an enemy, whatever choice is necessary to make himself the perfect person to pour all their emotion into. He takes control of Orihime and Sado by replacing the roles played in their pasts by their brother and grandfather respectively and by inserting himself as the main reason they were able to save Rukia or defeat Aizen.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime greatly expands his role in the first part of the Fullbring Arc. In the Manga, he attacked Ishida and then disappeared until he attacked Orihime. In the Anime, he makes an Early-Bird Cameo before his and Ginjo's attack on Uryu Ishida, his attacks on Tatsuki, Keigo, and Mizuiro are shown rather than implied, he has a few confrontations with Ichigo before they properly met, and he is shown using his powers to send Hollows after Ichigo. The anime also explicitly mentions that he also cut the other members of Xcution with his Book of the End, not just Ginjo.
  • Antagonist Abilities: His Mind Manipulation ability makes him incredibly difficult to fight even for Captains. He doesn't have to cut the target: he can cut the ground to turn the environment against the target and he can cut an item that's deeply connected to the target to get at the target that way. Once he's into the mind and past of a person, he knows everything about their powers and tactics and can counter all of them. He cuts a single petal of Senbonzakura to brainwash Byakuya, and because he inserted himself into Byakuya's past as a mentor, his power increased to fit that illusion. The only reason it doesn't work is because Tsukishima merely inserted himself into Byakuya's past as a dearly beloved mentor, but left the bond between Ichigo and Byakuya intact. Byakuya mortally wounds him despite this brainwashing, because Tsukishima is Ichigo's enemy, and Byakuya already has a history of killing people he loves if it's the right thing to do.
  • Arch-Enemy: Tsukishima was the first person Ichigo ever suggested resorting to Murder Is the Best Solution to stop him. Tsukishima freaked him out even more than the Grand Fisher did, and is one of the only non-Hollow characters Ichigo has shown No Sympathy for in any shape or form. It took the final arc for that aspect to be changed, illistrating just how much Ichigo loathed Tsukishima.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: A rather convenient side-effect that Book of the End gives him. Bookmarking a weapon gives him instant knowledge of the complete ins and outs of said weapon.
  • Ax-Crazy: He hides it pretty well, but it's still pretty clear that Tsukishima is not of a sound mind. Tsukishima's power has apparently "broken" and rendered "useless" many people before according to Ginjo, and it seems like Tsukishima does it just for fun. Also, it seems like he likes making deranged smiles, which is hardly a sign of mental health in fiction.
  • Backstory Invader: Tsukishima's Fullbring is called Book of the End. It can cut through anything, even a person's past. This gives him the power to make people believe he has always been a part of their life and this allows him to manipulate them.
  • Badass Bookworm: Easily the most dangerous member of Ginjo's Xcution, he managed to put up a better fight against Byakuya than any of Byakuya's opponents since Ichigo, and genuinely cornered him for a bit. Even Kenpachi could tell from a single glance that he was deadly, and in the end he forces Byakuya to discover his inner Blood Knight to win. His Fullbring takes the form of a katana manifested from his bookmark. He seems genuinely fond of reading as well, and associates his power to various references to sci-fi literature.
  • Big Fancy House: Lives in a mansion in the middle of a forest. It gets destroyed during the climax of the Lost Agent arc.
  • Bishōnen: He's tall and thin with delicate features and shaggy hair. This establishes a disturbing contrast with his psychotic personality.
  • Born Winner: Literally, as Fullbringers are born with their abilities (though usually dormant), and Tsukishima was born with one of the more impressive power-sets seen in Bleach. Not only is he strong and fast enough to keep up with one of the series' stronger Captains, Book of the End is an exceptionally potent Reality Warper with the added benefit of Mind Screw — potent enough to undo Yhwach's The Almighty with just a single stab and help completely restore Tensa Zangetsu.note 
  • Chekhov's Skill: Tsukishima's ability to change the past has the side-effect of creating new futures for every new past he makes. As a result, he can counter Yhwach's ability to transform the future by creating new futures that Yhwach hasn't transformed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ginjo boasts about his elaborate plan for why he faked his personality to fool Ichigo only to be shot down Tsukishima's bland comment that the real reason is because Ginjo's a crap actor.
    "That's not true. You're just horrible at acting. That's why we did it."
  • Dispel Magic: His ability to alter the past is just about the only way to counter Yhwach's power to transform the future - so far. Much like how Yhwach can "pick out" a grain of sand in the future to alter, Tsukishima can do the same with the past - in this case, altering Ichigo's past to one where Yhwach did not break Tensa Zangetsu.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's calm, gentle, and utterly reasonable in his behaviour. All it does is highlight the level of insanity his powers inflict on those around him. He's screwed up Ichigo's friends and family and not only has he made them happy about it, but his polite, gentle manner actually creates the impression Ichigo is being completely unreasonable to be horrified by it. You know it's bad when a villain can make it look like the horrified hero objecting to mind-rape is the one who's being unreasonable.
  • The Dreaded: A more subtle example. Nearly every character during the Lost Agent arc is scared witless of him. It's easy to see the nervousness in Giriko and Yukio's features as he makes polite jabs at their personality flaws. Even Ichigo himself is driven to near insanity by him.
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: He stabs you once, and the battle is finished. At least until he stabs Byakuya and then he discovers the one thing he can't defeat: Undying Loyalty.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not as deep as other roles by Daisuke Ono, but still deep enough to qualify.
  • Fake Defector: In Can't Fear Your Own World, he tries to use Book of the End on the evil Fullbringer Aura Michibane, only for what he witnesses to apparently cause him to turn on Ginjo and Giriko. This is ultimately revealed to be a ruse to trick Michibane and Tokinada.
  • Fake Memories: He has the power to implant memories in those he stabs, making them believe they were always his friends. It's used to agonizing effect to cause Ichigo's friends and family think he is their ally and Ichigo the one acting strange. However the power is not perfect and those it is used against can start to question the plausibility of the fake memories, though he does enjoy forcing this as him directly questioning his victims implanted memories will cause them to breakdown.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Rather serene and polite, even when he's faking it, but it just serves to further emphasize his status as one of the evilest antagonists in the series. It's especially noticeable when he's using his abilities as the combination of his gentle demeanour and his invasive abilities produces a very evil effect.
  • First-Name Basis: As part of his friendly facade, he's pretty much the sole villain with a habit of calling everyone by their first name: Ichigo, Yukio, Byakuya. Ginjo is the sole exception, as the person who raised him and to which he has Undying Loyalty.
  • For the Evulz: In chapter 462 he begins messing with Orihime and Chad's heads for no apparent reason, while wearing an horrific Slasher Smile. Ginjo tries to get him to stop. Tsukishima's answer? A polite smile oozing sadism. It's heavily implied that Tsukishima has a habit of screwing with people's heads to the point they are driven to insanity just for the fun of it.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A huge one on his forehead that he acquired as a young boy right before meeting Ginjo.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being killed he ends up in Soul Society and is taken in by Kūkaku Shiba, who starts training him to fight the Vandenreich. When he meets Ichigo again during the final fight, Ichigo is still understandably wary of him, but Tsukishima helps fix Tensa Zangetsu, burrying the hatchet between them.
  • The Heavy: Tsukishima is the central antagonist of the Lost Agent arc. He drove the plot of the arc in just about every way; without him, Ginjo's plan would've never come to fruition, or turned out successful as it did. He stalks and brainwashes Ichigo's friends and family to turn them against him to corner him so that when the time was right, Ginjo could backstab Ichigo and steal his Fullbring. Even after The Reveal, he's manages to share equal ground with his partner on account of being more powerful and not at all subservient.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: His motives and goals are just as much of a mystery as his Fullbring was at the time.
  • Hypocrite: He considers Ginjo's idea of killing Shishigawara (Tsukishima's loyal follower) just because his power is potentially dangerous, to be a real dick move. This from the guy who Mind Rapes people for fun.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: At the end of chapter 472, Byakuya impales him with a hidden fistful of Senbonzakura's petal-blades.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Shu" by Yuzu, Karin, Tatsuki and Keigo after he alters their memories.
  • Interim Villain: He gets a brief stint as an antagonist during the Lost Agent arc, just after Aizen's defeated and incarcerated in the Deicide arc. While he shares the limelight with Ginjo, he controls the flow of the plot and sets the pieces up for Ichigo's reacquisition of his powers.
  • Lean and Mean: Very tall and slim, and undeniably malicious. Tsukishima stands at 198 centimetres tall (6'6), making him the tallest human character in the series
  • Lightning Bruiser: Hard Hitting type. He can get behind you and stab you before you even notice that he's moved.
  • Logical Weakness: His ability to insert himself into someone's past makes it hard to fight him since all he needs to do is make himself someone important to whoever he is fighting, which usually would make them stop doing so since they don't have a natural way of getting around Fighting Your Friend. However, he has to insert himself into a specific role within someone's past, such as a mentor, friend, or family member. As a result, any memories that are unrelated to whatever he inserts himself as remain the same. When he inserts himself as a mentor to Byakuya, Byakuya grievously wounds him anyway because Tsukishima didn't think about how Byakuya had gone through Character Development and saw Ichigo as an ally, meaning Byakuya had no qualms killing him since he knew that Tsukishima was harming someone he saw as an ally.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tsukishima is a cunning individual who enacts Ginjo's plan. He uses his Fullbring's power to insert his presence in the pasts of anyone he cuts in order brainwash all of Ichigo's friends and family. This makes Ichigo appear to be insane in front of them all when Ichigo retaliates. Ichigo would then get bailed by Ginjo, setting up another part of Ginjo's plan where Tsukishima would cut Ginjo again to undo the effects of Book of the End. The two would then break Ichigo and steal his Fullbring from him.
  • Mind Rape: When he realises Sado and Orihime are beginning to fight his mind control, Tsukishima takes advantage of this to inflict a brutal Mind Rape instead of simply attempting to bring them back under control. According to Ginjo it's actually a bad habit of his where he deliberately takes his mind control powers too far simply to permanently break his victims' minds, and he does seem to be enjoying the torture they're undergoing. Fortunately, Urahara and Isshin intervene just in time to save the pair. It fails horribly against Byakuya because Tsukishima misunderstood Byakuya's personality and history.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: A side-effect of his Fullbring is, that whenever he inserts himself into the past, the past will always remain real for him. When he inserts himself into a new past, that past too will be added to his, regardless of how contradictory it is. The end result is that Tsukishima has a plethora of pasts that contradict each other, but are true for him nonetheless. Luckily for Tsukishima, he is able to remember and recognize, which aspects of his past are a result of his Fullbring and which not.
  • No Ontological Inertia: The effects of his Fullbring in the World of the Living end with his death, though he retains the ability to use it as a Soul and can still affect things in Soul Society the same way he could when he was alive. It is later revealed that while the effect on others disappears with his death or if he stabs someone again, Tsukishima himself will always remember every past he changes or looks into.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In the first chapters of the Fullbring arc, Ichigo knew nothing about who he was, what his true motives were, nor did he know what his true ability was. The more he and the audience have learned, the more seriously he started taking his menace.
  • Peaceful in Death: In his final moment, Shishigawara's You Are Not Alone makes him realize that he was never alone and he genuinely thanks Shishigawara for his loyalty before passed away peacefully.
  • Power Parasite: When he bookmarks someone, he gains their memories and learns of their abilities and counterattacks accordingly. There's only one drawback - he can't predict improvisation.
  • Pride Before a Fall: He was correct in saying that Byakuya couldn't win regardless of which known technique he would think of using, but he didn't expect Byakuya to improvise instead. This is because Byakuya himself didn't realise until that moment he could engage in Kenpachi-style fighting.
  • Prophet Eyes: When his mind-control power kicks into high gear, his eyes take on an eerie, evil all-white (purple in the anime) cast.
  • Reality Warper: Tsushima's Fullbring is Book of the End, which takes the form of a katana capable of manipulating the past. By cutting a person or object, he can alter its past however he sees fit. This has the knock-on effect of changing their future, too. This is shown when Tsukishima uses his Fullbring to counter Yhwach's The Almighty to fix the broken Tensa Zangestsu.
  • Retconjuration: He can cut anything to change that object or person's past, which consequently changes that person's future, too. When he fights Byakuya, he can set traps on the ground by cutting the past of the place where they fight, and can learn all of Byakuya's abilities by cutting his blade. He can even counter Yhwach's ability to change the future of a person or object by cutting that object or person to give them a brand new future. However, his ability has limits in that it cannot be used to insert completely made-up figures into the past.
  • Slasher Smile: As the arc develops, Tsukishima upgrades his Psychotic Smirk to one of these to produce a Nightmare Face.
  • The Sociopath: Tsukishima is a disturbing individual who stands out as one of the most cruel and vicious characters in the series. The only person he has care for seems to be Ginjo to whom he has Undying Loyalty. However, it's implied he does care about Riruka as well since he was horrified he injured her. Despite those cases, he doesn't seem to care about anyone else. Tsukishima uses Book of the End on Ichigo's friends and sister to psychologically torment him. When Orihime and Sado start to break free from his control, Tsukishima messes with their heads for no apparent reason before he is stopped by Ginjo. It's implied that he has permanently broken many people's minds in the past. He's not just willing to break the minds of people but he thoroughly enjoys doing so.
  • Surreal Horror: Does one of the mental and emotional variety to Ichigo by affecting almost everyone around him with "Book of the End".
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Definitely tall, definitely dark. Mockingly polite to most, snarky towards Ginjo.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tsukishima feels this toward Ginjo, believe it or not. In 478, we see him screaming at the skies as he mourns Ginjo's passing.
  • Unperson: If he dies and/or is defeated, his targets completely forget about him. In Chapter 478; Riruka mentions him in front of Orihime, and though she can perfectly recall the other Fullbringers, she can't remember Tsukishima.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he sees Ginjo on the ground, he screams, begging for him not to die and seems to become truly deranged for a while. It is the only time that Tsukishima shows any shred of care or concern towards anyone. As he says, Ginjo taught him everything, except how to live without him.
  • Villainous Rescue: When Yhwach defeats Ichigo and breaks his sword, Tsukishima cuts Ichigo with his Fullbring to create a past where Yhwach hadn't broken Ichigo's weapon, enabling Orihime to restore it. He claims that he's just following Ginjo's order to repay the debt they owe to Ichigo.

    Riruka Dokugamine 

Riruka Dokugamine
"Hide away all the things you want from everybody else and they become yours."
Species: Human (Fullbringer)
Fullbring: Dollhouse
Voiced by: Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)

An overconfident and vain young girl, she immediately thinks Ichigo is hot the moment she meets him - not that she'll admit it to him. She mainly assists him in his new Training from Hell.

Her Fullbring Dollhouse allows her to basically be a Reality Warper to anything or anyone she finds cute, permitting said things or people with heart-shaped "passes." This includes shrinking people down to the size of an action figure and "permitting" them into her cardboard dollhouse.

  • Abnormal Ammo: Her gun stores miniaturized objects, which re-enlarge upon being fired, to hopefully catch an opponent off guard and crush them.
  • Apathy Killed the Cat: When Chad tries to discuss the powers of Yhwach's elite, she tells everyone to shut up as it is boring.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When she uses her power to possess Rukia, she apologises because she didn't want to use the ability at all.
  • Blind Without 'Em: She can't see properly but refuses to wear contacts since they're not comfortable or glasses since they're not sexy.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: As a child, if she wanted something, her Fullbring meant she could just take it. Regardless of who the original owner was. She only learned how abusive she was being when she kidnapped a human because she fell in love with him.
  • But Now I Must Go: In chapter 479, she's seen standing atop of a building and using her powers to leave the scene. She returns in the final arc, having been recruited by Urahara.
  • Character Development: She tried to refuse Ginjo's bestowal of Ichigo's Fullbring, and Taking the Bullet for Ichigo was the single most selfless act she's ever accomplished. Guess that happens when you hide inside someone's head and listen to their thoughts regarding their best friend.
  • Cry Cute: In Chapter 478, after waking up and speaking to Ichigo, Rukia and Orihime. She denies that she's crying, though.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has magenta hair and eyes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She weaponises cuteness to distract her enemies. It works well when she uses stuffed animals against Rukia, but not when she uses furniture.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Her minidress is a curious fashion choice for a girl her age, but she's willing to fight in it all the same.
  • Dark Chick: Riruka's fiery demeanor and hilarious love for Ichigo puts her as one of the most memorable Fullbringers in Xcution.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Seems to be her default fashion style.
  • Expressive Hair: In the filler additions to canon episodes, her hair is very much this.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair is magneta, and appears to be red in some shots. She is also very volatile and one of the most temperamental characters in the series.
  • Foreshadowing: As she begins bonding with Orihime, she becomes extremely guilty over caring for people she knows she's going to be forced to betray. When the betrayal does eventually occur, she's horrified by the extent of it and is forced to participate rather than wanting to have been part of it willingly.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She acts very girlishly and likes to appear cute. She therefore wears two long bunches.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her seal of approval manifests as a small sticker-like heart with an "R" on it, and its uses include shrinking Ichigo to fit into in a dollhouse for a Training from Hell and sealing a Yakuza inside a stuffed pig. She's the only Fullbringer to not be beaten outright, though whether she can be said to have won is unclear.
  • Heel Realization: Her exposure to Ichigo, Orihime, and Rukia and how they think, especially given what Orihime and Rukia both say about how Ichigo can change peoples lives, leads her to one.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Downplayed. She saves Ichigo from being attacked by Tsukishima and is slashed in the shoulder, but survives.
  • Hidden Depths: In her backstory, she was a typical Spoiled Brat who used her abilities for theft like taking the local Alpha Bitch's cute locket, but since she still was a little girl, she had no idea just how badly her powers affected her crush after she placed him inside her treasure box. Once she noticed that, she released him. In the end, it gives her a better moral compass than the rest of the group.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: She was the only Fullbringer to protest what was going on, though it didn't stop her from fighting Rukia. After the end, though, she jumped in to save Ichigo after listening to Rukia's thoughts about him.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's prone to snapping at people, often to hide her true emotions.
  • I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: Actually weaponized. At will, she did this in her youth but stopped when she realized how it affected her crush.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Riruka might act like a spoiled brat, but she is still somewhat kind deep down, even if she doesn't admit it. During her talk with Orihime she shows a sympathetic face while Orihime talked about her Dark and Troubled Past and while she is infuriated by her cheerful attitude, she let her eat all the donuts. Orihime even thanks her and calls Riruka a nice person; and Riruka is upset by this and calls her stupid.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Played for Laughs as her Fullbring is the control of stuff she finds cute, and her opponent was Rukia who has a Cuteness Proximity.
  • Motor Mouth: She can get into ongoing, one-sided conversations about irrelevant topics, oblivious over the listeners nearby.
  • Nice Hat: The tails on the back of her hat, which stand up straight after she's infused with Ichigo's Fullbring. Hilariously, this is just before she fights bunny-obsessed Rukia.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: After Rukia irritates her, Riruka stuffs her into a plush devil. Later on in the fight, Riruka inserts herself into Rukia, causing Rukia to black out.
  • Power Nullifier: Riruka doesn't actually know she can do this, but if she traps a Soul Reaper inside a plushie, she can stop them from using Kido, as the spell will backfire inside the teddy. It also makes it near impossible for the Soul Reaper to hold their Zanpakuto. It does not stop Shunpo, however.
  • Spoiled Brat: She views herself as selfish and spoiled. She learned this truth in her youth as her power made stealing what she wanted off other people easy. Eventually, she kidnapped a man she had a crush on and only then did she learn how horrible she was being.
  • Sweet Tooth: She likes her doughnuts.
  • Taking the Bullet: She used her body to protect Ichigo from Tsukishima's blade. Her chest armor catches the blade, but it still left a very deep wound. Urahara treated her injuries.
  • Token Good Teammate: Out of all the Fullbringers in Xcution, she along with Jackie have the strongest moral compass. For all her faults, she was the only one that tried to reject an upgrade from Ginjo; she seemed to gain an understanding of Ichigo and Rukia as people; she took a slash from Tsukishima while protecting them; and she scolded Tsukishima for trying to save someone "that was already saved by Ichigo". Fittingly, she is one of the Fullbringers to survive the Lost Agent arc, and later returns to aid Ichigo and his friends in the final arc.
  • Tsundere: Acts slightly like a Drill Sergeant Nasty towards Ichigo, but clearly worries about him when he's not looking. Also displayed the classic portrayal of one in her Mood Whiplash-full interactions with Orihime. She's not worried about her either but buying donuts. Cue Luminescent Blush.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Her Fullbring allows her to "put" people inside things she finds cute...

    Yukio Hans Voralberna 

Yukio Hans Voralberna
"I've never formed a real connection with anyone, Fullbring or no Fullbring."
Species: Human (Fullbringer)
Fullbring: Invaders Must Die
Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (JP), Lucien Dodge (EN)

The youngest member of Xcution, just behind Riruka. Yukio is calm and quiet, usually not speaking unless something catches his attention. He seems fond of playing video games. He is slightly annoyed whenever Riruka kicks open a door, as he can see up her skirt whenever she does so.

His Fullbring, Invaders Must Die, is channeled through his portable game console and allows him to imprison targets within a video game whose parameters (such as the gameplay system) and "characters" (his prisoners) are under his full control. It will only function as long as the battery is charged, however - unless it's plugged into a power-source.

  • A God Am I: He believes his control over his video dimension worlds make him a god. Hitsugaya, who has fought much more dangerous god-obsessed people, isn't impressed and quickly shows Yukio the flaw in his reasoning.
  • All There in the Manual: Kubo reveals his surname in his character profile in the back of Volume 53.
  • Badass Longcoat: He can trap people in video game dimensions and control everything that happens to them. He is also never seen without his longcoat.
  • But Not Too Foreign: His blond hair and surname implies at least a partial Germanic background. His clothing also gives him a Nazi-esque look.
  • Character Development: Following his humiliating defeat at Hitsugaya's hands, Yukio treats Jackie kindly and suggests he'll reform the group in a couple of years, including her even though she lost her power. In Can't Fear Your Own World, he stays true to his word. He later appears to help Ichigo and co alongside Riruka without hesitation; This is the same kid who whined about something minor as helping Ichigos training and openly admitted he despised Riruka and wouldn't have cared if she died.
  • Creepy Child: He's quiet, reclusive and holds grudges strong enough to decide to ruin his parents.
  • Cute and Psycho: He seems to want to be seen like this. He's a cute little kid, but he brags about how he drove his parents to suicide and sneers at an ally's death. However, when Hitsugaya presses the subject it seems as though this is mostly just a protective facade he wears.
  • Cute Mute: Played for Drama, since his lack of speech as a toddler is the reason why his parents rejected him. Later he is capable of speaking, but he never does so in front of them.
  • First-Name Basis: Is the sole Xcution member that calls Kugo and Giriko by their first names.
  • Freudian Excuse: He thinks his parents were disappointed that he was too flawed to be the child of their dreams. He was a former Cute Mute whose parents kept locked away due to his speech impediment, and was so lonely that he first used his powers to recreate images of his parents as a sort-of Imaginary Friends.
  • Hidden Depths: Claims to have enjoyed how he drove his father to suicide, but when Hitsugaya insinuated that Yukio's parents abandoned him, Yukio was pissed. He clearly takes issue with abandonment, but he went out of his way to defend his parents whom he hated over it, saying that he abandoned them. He's subconsciously repressing his true feelings about his parents, since he doesn't know how to deal with it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sure, it's Toshiro who freezes his legs, but at the end, he's defeated by the monsters he created with Invaders Must Die. Hitsugaya spares him and takes out the creatures, but only because he figured that the dimension would remain even after Yukio dies. He froze Yukio up to his hands and head, forcing him to dispel the dimensions within 5 minutes.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: Whenever Riruka kicks open a door, he can see up her skirt, much to his annoyance.
  • Jerkass: His true personality after he is revealed to be working with Tsukishima. He is rather condescending and arrogant as noted by Hitsugaya. He sneers at Jackie's supposed death, and proudly boasts about driving his father to suicide.
  • Kick the Dog: When Jackie sacrifices her life to save Renji's, he seems amused by her death, though he admits that he was impressed by her resolve.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nice black cap at all times.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: One of his eyes is always covered by a lock of hair, but which one is random.
  • Pet the Dog: In Chapter 478 he says that in three years his company will increase in size and promises to hire Jackie and the surviving Fullbringers. Then he claims it's just because he thinks they can't survive without him. This was omitted in the anime.
  • Product Placement: His video game console is quite clearly a PSP.
  • Self-Made Orphan: As he fights Hitsugaya in chapter 466, Yukio claims that he abandoned his parents, stole his father's wealth and bankrupted his parents' company, indirectly driving his father to commit suicide as a result. He acts like he is proud of this, but Hitsugaya accurately surmises this is just a front, and that Yukio is more torn up about it then he would like to admit
  • Simulation Game: His Fullbring, after being enhanced by Ichigo's, can create one outside of his videogame console, complete with copies of the other Xcution members.
  • Shout-Out: Invaders Must Die is the name of an album by The Prodigy as well as its title track.
  • Smug Snake: Actually has a powerful ability, but he was little more than a fly compared to an experienced Soul Reaper Captain.
  • The Sociopath: Subverted. Yukio claims to not have an emotional connection with anyone. He bemuses Jackie Taking the Bullet for Renji, boasts about driving his father to suicide, and seems to be fine with the prospect of Riruka dying. When he is fighting Hitsugaya, the Captain accurately surmises that he is actually pretending to be this trope in order to cope with his real feelings.
  • Supernatural Sealing: Yukio can use his Fullbring Invaders Must Die to seal people in a digital space where their spiritual pressure is completely cut off from the outside world, which is referred to as a "Save" on his handheld video game console.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: His reaction to Jackie being Not Quite Dead is both pleasant and understated.
    "Jackie? Oh good, you survived"
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Hitsugaya told him that he was abandoned, Yukio completely loses his shit.

    Jackie Tristan 

Jackie Tristan
"At some point I must have realised that these Fullbrings we bear are all that really holds us together."
Species: Human (Fullbringer)
Fullbring: Dirty Boots
Voiced by: Atsuko Yuya (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN)

A member of Xcution. Jackie is a tall woman with short dark hair. She wears a dark long-sleeved shirt with tight fitting trousers.

Her Fullbring, Dirty Boots, increases her physical combat strength as her clothes are dirtied.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Shows as much as Matsumoto does, with a cleavage that's almost as large in some shots.
  • Action Girl: Tristan's the most action-oriented chick amongst the Fullbringers in Xcution.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Enough that her backstory was the first to get revealed in the anime.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Jackie has dark skin and is implied to be of African descent.
  • Anti-Villain: Jackie lost her family because of her father's involvement in the black market, and later joined up with Xcution. She is the only Fullbringer of the group who does actually hate her powers, with or without Tsukishima's influence. She's the least evil member of the group along with Riruka and was even willing to die for the sake of Renji, despite Renji having defeated her previously.
  • Armed Legs: Her Fullbring makes her stronger the dirtier her boots are. They also make said boots heavier.
  • Broken Bird: Flashbacks show a teenage Jackie screaming and crying under the rain. Her father bought her a beautiful pair of boots with money earned from illegal activities. Her entire family is slaughtered because her father's activities, leaving her once-loved boots drenched in their blood. She's loathed her power ever since because it only serves to remind her of what she's lost.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her clothes, specifically her boots, serve as her Fullbring "Dirty Boots".
  • Freudian Excuse: Out of all of Xcution, she's the one who has the best and more legitimate Freudian Excuse - she was from a very poor family, and her parents and siblings were slaughtered for her father's involvement in the black market.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to off herself to save Renji from being killed by Yukio though it turns out better than it initially appeared.
  • Irony: She hated her Fullbring, but she admits to Yukio that she feels even worse without it.
  • Kick Chick: Her specialty, but it doesn't work against Ichigo or Renji.
  • Sole Survivor: The rest of her family was killed off while she was out. When she returned home, she found the bodies.
  • Street Urchin: In her past she roamed the streets while living with her poor family.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: A more subdued case, but she calls Ichigo out on his hero complex, something that his own friends have taken issue with for years.

    Giriko Kutsuzawa 

Giriko Kutsuzawa
"The key truly does lie in having the correct timing."
Species: Human / Soul
Fullbring: Time Tells No Lies
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (JP), Michael Sorich (EN)

The eldest member of Xcution, and their apparent bartender at their base of operations. He is a very to-the-point person, and has a rather cruel way of training Ichigo in the use of his Fullbring.

Kutsuzawa's Fullbring, Time Tells No Lies, allows him to place "timers" and restrictions on basically anything based on conditions of his choosing. If these conditions aren't met, the target is purged by the flames of time.

  • Adaptation Expansion: Gets a lot more screen time in the anime.
  • Asshole Victim: He's the only member of Xcution to die, aside from Ginjo and Tsukishima, and unlike the other members has no Freudian Excuse to speak off and murdered his wife with his powers just to test his powers. So its hard to say that him getting bifurcated by Kenpachi was undeserved.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not all is well in this man's head. It's questionable enough when he starts power-tripping and chewing the scenery after his upgrade from Ginjo. Then we learn he murdered his wife just because he could.
  • The Bartender: For a large portion of the arc he just sits back cleaning glasses. He serves Xcution's drinks.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He used his enhanced version of Time Tells No Lies on himself to immensely increase his raw strength and transform into a muscular brute, but it only served to give Kenpachi a better shot at killing him.
  • Death by Irony: He makes it clear that his ability is stronger the more simple the condition he puts on it is. Kenpachi defeats him with a simple, single swing of his Zanpakuto.
  • Drunk with Power: Decides to take Kenpachi on in a battle of pure power rather than use his ability like it's supposed to be used.
  • Evil Gloating: Upon getting his powerup he boasts about his ability and seems to view himself as invincible.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Which he got when he used his powers to kill his wife and had a brief My God, What Have I Done? moment — which caused his eye to explode.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Bisected by Kenpachi from top to bottom in a single blow.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being killed he ends up in Soul Society and is taken in by Kūkaku Shiba, who starts training him to fight the Vandenreich.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He stopped his wife's heart by deciding that his gaze was lethal. When she perished, he decided that he didn't actually want her to die and broke his own Fullbring's rules to restart her heart. This resulted in his power purging both his wife's body and his eye in fire. The horror and pain of his power backfiring is what completed his transformation into The Sociopath.
  • Hulking Out: He attempts to fight Kenpachi with a simple contract to boost his strength, causing him to grow large and muscular, even turning green like the trope's namesake. Doesn't mean a thing to Kenpachi, who nonchalantly bifurcates him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He wastes so much time bragging about his new powers that Kenpachi gets fed up and kills him with a single slash.
  • Large Ham: After getting his upgrade, he instantly drops the stoic act and becomes quite hammy screaming about his power.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Barkeeping: He works as a bartender, and in almost all of the early episodes he appears in, at least once he's shown polishing a glass while standing behind the group's private bar.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: More or less the reason he started doing what he did. He started playing with his powers in the same manner a child plays with a loaded gun. He ended up killing his wife and destroying his eye in the process. Instead of learning his lesson, he arguably went insane.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He's always dressed in a nice bartender outfit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's strong enough to take Kenpachi down, but he gets killed before he even finishes his sentence.
  • The Sociopath: Giriko has no real regard for any human life, only follows Ginjo due to be promised powerful and has an inflated ego. When he first achieved his Fullbring, his way of testing his powers was killing his wife. The trope was enforced by said ability when it made his eye explode for feeling bad about it and trying to bring her back.
  • The Stoic: He's calm and non-reactive for the most part, and reacts in a measured way to everything. He always explains things straight to the point, and takes the brunt of Riruka's anger without any problems. Then he beefs up his body and ends up Drunk with Power, revealing his real egotistical and boastul personality.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: As if his enhanced Fullbring looking like The Incredible Hulk wasn't bad enough, he's also got a giant "♂" across his chest.
  • This Cannot Be!: Giriko confronts Kenpachi Zaraki, and arrogantly believes that he can beat. He uses his enhanced Fullbring to transform him into an empowered state, but is quickly proven that he was way in over his head in challenging the Squad 11 Captain. The last thing he says when Kenpachi kills him with a single slice is his utter disbelief.
  • Time Master: He has the ability to impose time limits that must be fulfilled under pain of death. According to Riruka, he's done this to several others before Ichigo joined up with Xcution.

    Yasutora "Chad" Sado 
Between the Time Skip after Aizen's defeat, Sado joined Xcution after learning that his power is a Fullbring. He convinces Ichigo to join Xcution as well, not knowing that Xcution wants to steal his friend's power. After the defeat of Xcution, Sado leaves the group. For details, see here.

    Ichigo Kurosaki 
Ichigo joins Xcution after Ginjo's persistantly asked to so, not knowing that Xcution's goal is to steal his Fullbring's power. Xcution help Ichigo to develop his Fullbring while Tsukishima brainwashes Ichigo's family and friends to his side. After Ginjo has stolen Ichigo's power, Ichigo becomes Xcution's enemy and defeats with the help of the Gotei 13. For details, see here.


    Moe Shishigawara 

Moe Shishigawara
"I'm gonna show you how man I am by pounding your face into the ground!!"
Species: Human (Fullbringer)
Fullbring: Jackpot Knuckle
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

From Miyashita Commercial High School, Shishigawara is the hot-blooded minion who devotes himself to Tsukishima. He is largely incompetent at everything he does, but underneath his recklessness lies a powerful Fullbringer not to be underestimated.

His Fullbring, Jackpot Knuckle, takes the form of a knuckleduster with three slot machine icons. Depending on how lucky Shishigawara's roll is, the opponent will experience equal misfortune. Upon contact, the numbers roll, and if he hits a jackpot, Shishigawara can manipulate a probability related to whatever he punches; for example, he causes a piece of the hilt of Ginjo's sword to break off due to "simple wear and tear", or "just happens" to completely dislocate Ikkaku's shoulder with a single hit.

  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes when he hits a jackpot but he's a bit sarcastic about it.
  • Blessed with Suck: The unpredictability of Jackpot Knuckle means that he can't fight with any level of consistency, which makes him incredibly threatening nonetheless since with a lucky hit he can do some immense damage despite not hitting that hard.
  • Cue the Sun: Of the "end of a story" variant: After the final battle where Tsukishima was Impaled with Extreme Prejudice, Shishigawara carries his master away from the battlefield. As the sun rises, he points out what a beautiful morning it is and promises to always be by Tsukishima's side. His words finally allow Tsukishima to understand that he will not die alone.
  • Delinquent: He goes to a school full of stereotypical Japanese thugs. While he doesn't exactly sport a perm, he more or less plays the part with the way he dresses and speaks.
  • The Dragon: Moe is Tsukishima's self-proclaimed underling. He is highly loyal to him, despite knowing that he doesn't return the sentiment, and even believes that Tsukishima's honor is more valuable than his own life.
  • Dumb Muscle: The anime omake and his lines establish he is not the sharpest knife in the shelf.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Moe is mostly (if ever) given to girl.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Resorts to it after he breaks Hozukimaru in his fight with Madarame.
  • Hot-Blooded: Odd for a sidekick of a disturbingly calm man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Moe is cocky and works for the villains of the Lost Agent Arc. However, his loyalty to Tsukishima is a hundred percent genuine, and he isn't really that bad of a person overall.
  • Logical Weakness: A probability power that gives a lot of payout up front is going to decline in value the longer the fight drags on.
  • Love at First Sight: For Orihime. He was literally falling head over heels as if her beauty smacked him over the head.
  • Luck Manipulation Mechanic: Moe's Fullbring works like a slot machine.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Has a slot machine-based Fullbring that, while unpredictable, is potentially very deadly. Ginjo even seems to consider him a greater threat than his fellow Fullbringers. He comes closer than most of his allies to actually winning his fight.
  • Oh, Crap!: He dislocates Ikkaku's shoulder and assumes he's got the fight won, but then Ikkaku nonchalantly sets it back into place with just his muscles. At the end of their fight he thinks he landed the deciding blow for his opponent to come back with a massive headbutt that ultimately knocks him out.
  • Sixth Ranger: He's not actually an official member of Xcution, just Tsukishima's personal follower. The members of Xcution don't actually know who he is until they meet him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled "Moeh" in Bleach: Brave Souls.
  • Undying Loyalty: Moe is stubbornly loyal to Tsukishima to point he has no problem with losing his life for him. He is even able to overcome his hesitance to fight pretty girls in order to prove his worth. That said, Moe is well aware that someone like Tsukishima couldn't care less about him but chooses to follow him anyway. Ikkaku calls him out on this, saying that he should not be willing to die for someone who wouldn't do the same for him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His Fullbring power is lethal to the point where even Ginjo fears its capabilities, but he has average hand-to-hand combat skills, and lacks the training to unlock its true potential
  • Winds of Destiny, Change!: His Fullbring's power is to manipulate probability so that it can suit his advantage. If Shishigawara can get a little lucky, his opponent gets to be a lot unlucky.
  • Would Not Hit a Girl: If he finds a girl pretty, he won't bring himself to attack her.
  • You Are Not Alone: He refuses to leave Tsukishima's side when Tsukishima is dying.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Ginjo intends to kill him when everything is all finished because his power is too dangerous and he's already served his purpose. This is why he didn't get an upgrade: Ginjo didn't want him getting any stronger than he already was.


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