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These are the characters that acted as the Espada in Soul Chess

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For more information go here.Listed in numerical order rather than alphabetical like the other pages.

Coyote Starrk

The Primera Espada

  • BFG: Tercera Etapa lets him use two of these; one a sniper rifle (which he weilds one-handed), the other a large energy cannon.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: Pulls this in Segunda Etapa…well Lilynette does as she and Starrk share the same body in that form
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  • Dual Wielding: In Tercera Etapa he whips out two Uzis.
  • Harmless Freezing: Hitsugaya freezes him solid using temperatures from the tip of the Stratosphere. Yet Starrk recovers without even a mild case of hypothermia. Justified in the fact that he was transferred relatively quickly to Hueco Mundo which Lelouch denotes is dry and arid. There’s also the reiatsu factor to consider.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Tercera Etapa.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In Segunda Etapa
  • Put On The Bus: After The Fall Of Talbumosuke.
  • The Worf Effect: Karakura Town; Byakuya is able to hold him off solo, doing just as well as against Ulquiorra's resurreccion, which is considerably less powerful, to buy time for Hitsugaya to charge up for a superpowered attack. Shiro then one shots him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tercera Etapa.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Segunda Etapa makes him one of these, With wings

Baraggan Luisenbarn

The Segunda Espada. Initially. After Ichigo and the others rescue Orihime from Hueco Mundo, Baraggan attempts to usurp power from Talbumosuke. It doesn't work out well for him in the end. He is replaced by Spargga Tedanelo.


Tia Hallibel

The Tercera Espada

Ulquiorra Schiffer

The Cuarto Espada

Nelliel Tu Odelschwank

Due to the fact that Nnoitora was killed by Lelouch as a hollow, Nelliel never lost her power and has thereby remained on the Espada and she is number 5. Now the de-facto ruler of Hueco Mundo, and mother to Arietta, Tallisandra and Fenrique.

Grimmjow Jaegerjacques

The Sexta Espada. Now King Of Hueco Mundo, and the father of Nelliel's children.

  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: With an Off Screen Moment Of Awesome, though it’s hard to say how one does officially become the King of Hueco Mundo
  • Butt-Monkey: The guy has GHOST YAMMY haunting him for crying out loud.
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Gets this in Segunda Etapa
  • Defector from Decadence: Done shortly after Nelliel’s invocation of this trope, only Grimm sticks around to help out finish off Yammy adding a mixture of Enemy Mine and Rivals Team Up onto the table at the same time.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A bit of a case of Fridge Logic required to understand why, but Grimmjow likes being looked up to so he would never deliberately send hollows after others because that’s less subjects to revere him as King of Hueco Mundo. Apparently he intends to treat the weak that look upon him as a deity with respect citizens deserve.
    • If by respect you mean allowing them to live and not kicking them where it physically hurts just to be a jackass and also not sending them on suicide missions for his own amusement.
  • Official Couple: With Nel.
  • Pet the Dog: To see the Jerkass Sexta Espada Help Nelliel after her Heroic BSoD and then repeat to her what she said to him about surviving the war is very surprising to say the least.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Kukaku ain't the only one.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Discussed by Grimmjow after witnessing Kenpachi cleaving Yammy in half, considering Yammy was the strongest Espada period. Grimmjow states that anyone Hollow that isn’t dying of near starvation that attacks the Soul Society for kicks falls into this category.

Mia Arruruerie

The Septima Espada Aaroniero and Mia are one in the same being, but at the same time are two entirely different creatures. Kaien's victory over Metastacia left Miyako as the hollow's final victim so when Aaroniero went to absorb Metastacia he absorbed Miyako's consciousness as well. Unlike Kaien, who died with no regrets, Miyako was killed in battle and therefore her adrenaline and willpower still persisted and she fought to take control of the hollow possessing her. She succeeded, but the other hollows within Aaroniero corrupted her mind and Miyako forgot her identity and turned feral. Aizen found her and asked her for her name. All she could give him was "Mia". Rather than dispose of her, Aizen fixed her mind with the Hogyoku, creating the blue haired wicked, lustful being that is now Mia. After Kaien kills her, Talbumosuke preserves her body and she is resurrected by combining with the powerless Cirucci. This has seemingly made Mia more powerful than before. Killed again by Isshin, and Togabito #69 by last known records. One last note, she is the mother of Kasumi, the current Togabito #1.

Zommari Leroux

The Octava Espada. He was downgraded after the birth of Mia. He is killed by Hisana Kuchiki when she goes to help Ichigo rescue Orihime and is replaced by Ciela Mieddo.

Szayel Aporro Granz

The Novena Espada. He was downgraded after the birth of Mia. He is killed by Lelouch when he goes to help Ichigo rescue Orihime and is replaced by Kira Luz.

Yammy Rialgo

The Diez Espada. Yammy has suffered brain damage due to a mishap on a practice mission. Because of this he isn't all quite there.

  • Catchphrase: Tengo Buena Suerte (I have good luck).
  • Chaotic Stupid
  • The Ditz
  • Expy: Of Nappa from Dragon Ball Abridged due to the Brain Damage. There is even a Ghost Yammy.
    • His Segunda Etapa is an expy of Godzilla. With Wings.
  • Final Boss: He outlasts Talbumosuke.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While using his Segunda Etapa Yammy shouts that he "is So Top Tier!" In one of the newsletter the author dictates that Yammy is the strongest Espada bar none while in Segunda Etapa. So yes Yammy, you are top tier.
  • Lethal Joke Character: He went from the bottom of the barrel in terms of power and coupled with being so Chaotic Stupid and putting the dumb in Dumb Muscle, the fact that he becomes so large, intimidating and powerful in Segunda Etapa definitely makes him qualify for this. See Oh, Crap! and Magikarp Power below.
  • Magikarp Power: Yammy Took a Level in Dumbass due to brain damage, often spouts non-sequiters and is still as much of a pushover as ever, except for the fact that he begins slowly becoming more powerful over the course of the story. Word of God says Yammy was given something similar to Megavitamins by Szayel at Talbumosuke's behest after he got the crap beaten out of him the first time. Later he's powerful enough to take on Renji at full strength in Bankai and during the first battle of the fake Karakura Town survives Hitsugaya's Hyoten Hyokkasso while in Resurreccion and having his own cero redirected back at him by Ukitake. In the second battle where he uses Segunda Etapa and according to Word of God Yammy's strength makes him the most powerful Espada, bar none. Considering how powerful Ulquiorra was and Yammy is, by a chart the author concocted TWO STEPS ABOVE THAT. Yikes
  • Non Sequitur: The guy regularly spouts complete utter nonsense due to his brain damage.
    Yammy (to Hitsugaya): "Hey, you're the guy who doesn't like nachos! WHO WANTS KOOL AID?"(tries to Bala him)"CHOCOLATE RAIN!"
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Just because he is THE most idiotic character in the fanfic doesn't mean that he is a piece of cake.
  • Oh, Crap!: He enters into the World of Living by breaking the space-time continuum between the living world and Hueco Mundo because he’s so big.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In Segunda Etapa
  • Spanner in the Works: By haunting Ulquiorra, it is the direct result of his defeat.
  • Too Dumb to Live
    • Could also quite possibly be Too Dumb to Die. He was killed in battle by Kenpachi, and, by Bleach law is supposed to move on, but, according to the author Yammy has the power of stupid and therefore doesn't realize he's supposed to pass onto the next life and therefore intends to haunt Grimmjow forever and ever. He's still being a pest during Hell On Earth.

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