These are the precious Zanpakuto Spirits within the blades of all the Soul Reapers in the series, be they of original characters or canon characters.
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Tropes the Zanpakuto Share in Common
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Reapers and Heralds arc
- With the exception of Tensa Zangetsu, Jigokunoyokubo, and Manakama because the latter two are not introduced until after the arc is over. Hozukimaru, Kazeshini, Tenken and a few other fail to appear on account of their owners being dead by then.
- Empathic Weapon: duh
Eien TamashiLelouch's Zanpakuto spirit. She wears a red Zero outfit and has red hair. She is described as having CC's physique and voice, Shirley's eye color and Kallen's hair color. As seen here.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Her Bankai lets her summon a giant creature from out of the ground or whatever she happens to be standing on. Over land it's a giant nightmarish fiend. Over water it's a Leviathan. Who knows what it might do out of lava or in the air.
- In the Air, it's Zuke; at least when Lelouch uses the same trick.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Her skill-set includes Mind Rape and summoning Eldritch Abominations, she is not that bad if you get past her snark.
- Brain Bleach: Reaches for it when she finds out Lelouch would not be uncomfortable with the idea of Nunnally carrying his babies and since shes a part of him, part of his mind starts playing images of such a fantasy and she is considerably squicked out by it and tells him that they will never bring up the topic again.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Genius: Of Muramasa's Five-Man Band.
- Subverted. She's only acting the part on Lelouch's behalf.
- Flanderization: Originally had one or two comments where she leaned on the fourth wall, now its become a trait of hers and she sometimes blatantly breaks it.
- Medium Awareness: Whether it's indirectly winking at the readers or blatantantly commenting on the narration itself. Eien Tamashi seems to understand the medium she is in to a degree.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Lelouch notices how faint her reiatsu is and when she doesnt comment on something he said, he realizes theres a problem.
- Screw Yourself: Averted. She does not see this as an option between her and Lelouch. Brought up again in Chapter 169, instead of a slap like before she attacks his inner world.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To CC.
- She lampshades this in chapter 104
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives it to Muramasa
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Her and Lelouch
- We Will Never Speak Of This Again: See Brain Bleach above.
ZangetsuIchigo Kurosaki's Zanpakuto spirit, or more technically, his Shikai.
- The Dragon: To Muramasa. Possibly an act because he wants to challenge Ichigo.
- Confirmed as of ch 101 see below
- Stealth Mentor: His whole betrayal of Ichigo in the Reapers and Heralds arc was to get him to cease being afraid of his hollow powers.
Tensa ZangetsuIchigo Kurosaki's alternate Zanpakuto spirit, more specifically, his Bankai.
- Continuity Nod: Perhaps in a way that makes his manifestation all the more understandable. The author has made distinction between Zangetsu and T. Zangetsu and only T. Zangetsu is the one with the man-crush on his master and strutting around the Undying Loyalty.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ichigo. His greatest desire? The same as his master, Protection.
Akki SatsugaiYolanda Bermuta's Zanpakuto spirit. Has orange braided hair and green eyes. Wears a brown beret and a brown shoulderless battle dress with a breast guard over it despite not really needing one. She also wears thigh high black socks and blue rubber ankle-high boots.
- A-Cup Angst: See below
- Berserk Button: See above
- Close-Call Haircut: Subverted in that it was anything, but a close call.
- Expy: Something of one to Noel Vermillion; fashion sense, gun fu, a-cup angst. It all fits.
- Guns Akimbo: Her fighting style
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
Akuma AnsatsuKendra Otamachi's Zanpakuto Spirit. Wears a hood on his head with his Face Framed in Shadow. His left hand has claws sticking out of the leather gloves he wears on both hands. His entire body was covered by a leather suit and he wears at least five belts around his legs, tightening his pants to his body.
Ashisogi JizouMayuri's Zanpakuto spirit
Chi KamisoriVera's Zanpakuto spirit. Is covered in blood and her eyes, hair and shoe laces are all the color of said bodily liquid. She has her hair styled in pigtails with the ones in back longer than the ones in front. She's wearing a sleeveless skirt, long socks and sneakers.
- Fandisservice: Her desire to have intimate relations with her master have her practically molesting Vera in the Reapers and Heralds arc.
- Improbable Weapon User: Uses a staff with a pinwheel thing on it's top part
- Psycho Lesbian
- Screw Yourself: She starts getting very touchy-feely with Vera while fighting her. She seems to want this between them.
- Spit-Trail Kiss: On Vera
- Yandere: Towards her own master
Fumetsu Seishin no SensoKenpachi Zaraki's Zanpakuto spirit. Wears a sleeveless battle kimono and manly tights. Wears a cowboy hat and has a bushy beard and mustauche.
- Barehanded Blade Block: Except considering who he expies, he manages to do it with just his fore and middle finger.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Considering the below trope and that Kenpachi is his master. This trope is in effect regardless of who won It's not Kenpachi. At least until their rematch.
- Expy: Chuck Freakin Norris
- Mythology Gag: Inside Fumetsu Seishin no Senso's beard isn't a chin just another fist.
- Nice Hat
- Rated M for Manly
- The Brute: Of Muramasas Five-Man Band
GonryomaruChojiro Sasakibe's Zanpakuto spirit
- Mercy Kill asks that this be done for his master Chojiro Sasakibe.
HainekoRangiku's Zanpakuto spirit
HyorinmaruToshiro Hitsugaya's Zanpakuto spirit
ItegumoIsane Kotetsu's Zanpakuto spirit. Has light blue hair patterned to look like an upside lotus flower and has red eyes. She wears combat boots and a lilac body suit with clouds printed on it. She wears blue gloves with emeralds printed on the backs of them. She's an entire foot shorter than Isane. Though that's not difficult to be.
Katen KyokotsuShunsui Kyoraku's Zanpakuto Spirit
Kaze no IrokoeHisana's Zanpakuto spirit. She has long, navy blue hair with a widows peak and pointy elf-like ears. She wears long green parachute pants with white pinstripes and a grape purple, sleeveless shirt that hug tightly to her skin, which is tan in complexion. She has two, large, raven colored wings on her back and wears two yellow bracelets on each of her wrists. Her finger nails are each a different color: her pinky is green, her ring finger is red, her middle finger is blue, her index finger is orange and her thumb is lavender. She has Pea-green eyes.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Awesome, but Impractical: The chant of light attack In bankai form
- Brown Note: Part of her powers
- Elemental Powers: Blow You Away, Playing with Fire and Making a Splash
- Musical Assassin
- Red Shirt Army: the Grand Overture ability In Bankai form
- Ominous Latin Chanting: Hearable in-universe during the Bankai's ultimate form.
- Winged Humanoid
- Whip It Good: Weapon of choice
Kyodai BakudanKukaku's Zanpakuto spirit. Wears an all blue suit with white boots and has one white eye and an eyepatch over the other. Wears white shoulder pads too as well as a mask.
- And I Must Scream: Kyodai Bakudan mentions that by not awakening and not communicating with him for so many years Kukaku left him in a state of perpetual awareness, but no body and no inner world to explore. And for 90 years all he felt was itching.
- Expy: Did he just break the fourth wall and symbol swear? Plus the latex suit and the Blank White Eyes...did the author just create a Palette Swap of Deadpool?
- Its possibly intentional given that the actual Deadpool starts to say as much in the authors notes only for the author to bribe him with a chimichanga
- Eyepatch of Power
- Having a Blast: His specialty.
- Mad Bomber: He seems to be very mentally unstable. Understandable if you consider who he might be based off of
- Power Fist: His Shikai form
ManakamaKasumi's Zanpakuto spirit
MinazukiRetsu Unohana's Zanpakuto spirit
- Ambiguous Gender: Right up until Unohana calls her A bad girl
- Eyes Always Shut: Takes a little bit of Fridge Brilliance to realize, but we dont see Minazuki's eyes in the anime. In the fic the author mentions specifically that they open. And theyre red.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's Bankai form is called Minazuki Zenmetsu which means Purify the Flesh by Total Eradication.
- One-Winged Angel: When going into Bankai.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Combined with Glowing Eyes of Doom
- The Dark Chick: Of Muramasas Five-Man Band
- The Silent Bob: Even more so than Vera. Vera at least uses sign language, Minazuki just stares or in the case of her Bankai growls, roars and snarls and her master understands what shes saying. Unfortunately were not told whats being said.
NejibanaKaien's Zanpakuto spirit. Has light blue skin, a loosely fitting sea-green t-shirt that does not cover her midrift, and a long ocean-blue skirt with violet hues. She wears sandals with no socks and has long lavender hair. She has a fish fin running along the center of her cranium and elfish ears. Her eyes glow red.
Okotte KemonoYachiru Kusajishi's Zanpakuto spirit. She takes the form of a blonde braided ponytailed woman with a hot pink, tight fitting leather biohazard suit.
- Cool Big Sis: Is normally this to her master
- Curbstomp Battle: She flat out rips Yachiru a new one
- Heel Realization: Yachiru makes her realize this
- Knife Nut: Weapon of Choice
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when she realizes how badly she beat up her master
RaimeinodoSusanna's Zanpakuto spirit. He has silver hair and green eyes. He sports large gray wings and is dressed casually in all black with no shoes.
Ruriro KujakuYumichika's Zanpakuto spirit
Ryujin JakkaHead Captain Yamamoto's Zanpakuto spirit
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Ryujin Jakkas true form has it bigger than the cavern it was materialized it. It's about the size of Sokyoku hill from head to the base of the neck to the base of its tail.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Its true form is a gigantic dragon
- Up to Eleven: Ryujin Jakka is stated in-universe to be stronger than Fumetsu Seishin no Senso and Minazuki put together.
SenbonzakuraByakuya's Zanpakuto spirit
ShinsoGin Ichimaru's Zanpakuto spirit. Goes around barechested and has fox-like ears and a tail. Has silver hair and red eyes.
Sode no ShirayukiRukia's Zanpakuto spirit. Has a reputation for being the most beautiful Zanpakuto in all of Soul Society.
Sogyo no KotowariUkitake's Zanpakuto spirit
SuzumushiKaname Tosen's Zanpakuto spirit. Looks to be the female version of Tosenfly
- Animal Motifs: A cricket
Tataki no SenshiShisato's Zanpakuto spirit. Is a snow tiger humanoid with blue shoes, with its claws bursting through the soles, and blue fingerless gloves as well as blue shorts.
- Animal Motifs: A snow tiger
Tekubi-kiri TamashiNemu's Zanpakuto spirit. Has natural pink hair, a bust bigger than Nemu's. Wears a blue mask around her eyes, green pants and a mahogany t-shirt
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: Lelouch takes her out, supposedly, in chapter 100. All that time he was Faking the Dead.
- Faking the Dead
- Improbable Weapon User: The wristblades
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
TetsuryuYosei Samakura's Zanpakuto spirit. Is a humanoid dragon with iron colored skin.
- Animal Motifs: A dragon
- Meaningful Name: Lampshaded by Shinso as he looks exactly as his namesake (Iron Dragon) dictates.
TobiumeMomo Hinamori's Zanpakuto spirit
WabisukeIzuru Kira's Zanpakuto spirit
Yaju KokuoStefan Lusca's Zanpakuto spirit. Is described as being very bestial. He is covered in dark brown fur and stands hunched over. He has a back like a hedgehog and the head of a bull dog with the fangs of a piranha. He has four-fingered hands and three-fingered toes. His tail is decidedly rat-like and his eyes are yellower than gold itself. He wears shredded brown slacks and nothing else.
Yogo KeikaiYuna's Zanpakuto spirit. Takes the form of a maturely aged woman with blonde hair and silver eyes. She wears a green chest plate, sapphire metal boots with heels and red gauntlets.
- Elemental Powers: In Shikai it combines Blow You Away, Playing with Fire, Dishing Out Dirt and Making a Splash
- Light The Way: In Bankai.