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The vizard are a group of rogue shinigami in the anime and manga series Bleach who have illegally acquired hollow powers.[1]
While the term vizard is spelled in the manga using kanji meaning masked troops (仮面の軍勢 kamen no gunzei?), it is pronounced as the English vizard (ヴァイザード vaizādo?), an archaic word for a mask worn to disguise the face.

The vizard are the antithesis to the arrancar; they are shinigami who have obtained hollow powers and whose shinigami powers remain dominant (although they do have to undergo a process and maintain their dominance over their hollow), while the arrancar are hollows that have obtained shinigami powers and whose hollow powers remain dominant. Having begun as shinigami, the vizard appear entirely human. Unlike the arrancar, they do not have holes or partial masks (common traits of transformed hollows) anywhere on their body, though they can produce masks on demand, and they carry zanpakutō like normal shinigami. When using their hollow powers, a vizard's appearance does not change except for the mask on their face and the color of their eyes, with the whites of their eyes turning black and the irises gold. This process of donning one's hollow mask is referred to as "Hollowification" (虚化 horō-ka?).[2][3]
The existence of shinigami/hollow hybrids was first hinted fairly early in the manga. When Ichigo Kurosaki was training with Kisuke Urahara, Urahara severed Ichigo's Chain of Fate in order to force him to regain his lost shinigami power. Ichigo was able to recover his shinigami powers when his body began the process of turning into a hollow. Ichigo's transformation happened out of sequence, his mask forming first instead of his body breaking apart and reforming, a sign of his resistance. When he emerged as a shinigami, he was also wearing a hollow's mask, which he broke off. After he arrived in Soul Society, the hollow mask reappeared on him on several occasions, even though he repeatedly discarded it. In the fight against Byakuya Kuchiki, Ichigo's hollow form resurfaced and his mask started to reform around his face. However, before he completely transformed, Ichigo was able to regain control and tear off the mask once again. Whether this process is uniform for all vizard or merely unique to Ichigo is unclear, though the later symptoms are hinted at being common.
Ichigo later discovers that there are other shinigami who have acquired hollow powers besides himself. Shinji Hirako, a boy carrying a zanpakutō and a hollow mask, reveals that these renegade shinigami call themselves the vizard. Shinji tries to convince Ichigo to join their group, saying that only he can teach Ichigo how to control his "hollow within" and keep it from taking over and destroying everything Ichigo cares about. Ichigo initially refuses Shinji's offer, but relents after realizing he can't control his inner hollow on his own. Ichigo insists that he's merely using them to learn how to control his inner hollow.
It is unclear what the motives of the vizard are. It is known, however, that vizard are considered criminals by Soul Society for committing the ultimate taboo of acquiring hollow powers. Hollows would also never accept a vizard, due to their former status as shinigami. It is because of this that it can be presumed that the only side the vizard are on is their own. Regardless, they seem to be valuable allies-to-be in the battle against Sōsuke Aizen's army of arrancar, as Kisuke Urahara mentioned.[4]
Unlike in Soul Society, where the rank is given accordingly to shinigami within a division, or in Hueco Mundo, where a number is assigned to each arrancar reflecting their strength, the vizard have not yet revealed a structure based on hierarchy. However, Shinji Hirako does appear to be in some sort of leadership role.

In battle, the vizard use their hollow powers to augment their shinigami abilities, granting them massive increases in speed, stamina, and strength. They also gain access to some of the common hollow abilities, such as cero blasts. Bodily harm can seemingly be ignored while wearing their masks, as demonstrated by Ichigo's hollow during his unwilling transformations.
Vizard zanpakutō seem to function in the same manner as those of standard shinigami; however, none of them have explicitly used their releases in combat yet, excluding Ichigo and Kensei. The vizard seem to prefer their mask-given powers to their shinigami abilities. The vizard remain in complete control while wearing their masks, unlike Ichigo's early unstable transformations. As suggested by Aizen, the fusion of the two spiritual entities allows these shinigami to reach levels of power far surpassing that of either side.

There are eight known vizard aside from Ichigo Kurosaki; five men and three women. Three vizard speak kansai-ben, a dialect spoken in Osaka and Kyoto.

Shinji Hirako (平子 真子 Hirako Shinji?) - Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka
Shinji initially appears as a vizard recruiter, though he later is shown having a more solid, yet unofficial, leadership position. [5] An early design of Shinji can be seen in the first chapter's cover art, making it clear he was planned well before his introduction. [6] Shinji's character is somewhat comical, adding a bit of levity to situations that are otherwise serious. He seems to like annoying his associate, Hiyori Sarugaki, which usually earns him a slap from one of her sandals. He also appears to have a history of referring to cute girls he meets as his 'first love', complete with a deadpan look on his face despite the obvious lie (he apparently never did this with Hiyori, further annoying her). One of his previous acclaimed crushes was Lisa Yadōmaru, a fellow vizard, and his current is Orihime Inoue. [7] Shinji also has an unusual tongue ring. During several points in the anime, Shinji's outfit is depicted to look like Lupin the III, likely as a homage on the part of the animators.
Shinji takes up the guise of a new student and Ichigo Kurosaki's school in an attempt to make him join the vizard, though Ichigo refuses. Ichigo, after losing to Grimmjow Jeagerjaques, does eventually go to the vizard headquarters to learn to control his inner hollow, however, though refuses to join. Shinji, angered, has a fight with Ichigo, though Hiyori interrupts and takes over Ichigo's training. During a fight with Hiyori's hollow, Ichigo transforms into his own hollow form, and Shinji, retaking control, leads the vizard in subduing Ichigo's hollow form. Shinji also sends Ichigo to his inner world, where he confronts his hollow form and fully transforms into his hollow form, though Shinji and the other vizard take turns battling it until Ichigo successfully becomes a shinigami again. Shinji also reappears and saves Ichigo and Rukia Kuchiki from Grimmjow by using his hollow mask.
While Shinji's combat time is limited, he is implied to be a powerful combatant, as are most of the vizard. At one point, when Shinji begins to fight with Ichigo, the other vizard mention that Ichigo is foolish to battle Shinji and that Shinji is not taking the battle seriously. [8] Shinji's hollow mask resembles a pharaoh's mask. Shinji is quite skilled with his hollow powers, such as cero blasts. The video games also depict him being able to split the cero blasts into a pryamid shaped attack. Not much has been revealed about Shinji's zanpakutō, as he rarely uses or even visibly wears it. The hilt and sheath are red. None of his release states have been shown, and the times that he does seriously fight he seems to rely more on his hollow mask.

Hiyori Sarugaki (猿柿 ひよ里 Sarugaki Hiyori?) Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (Japanese)
Hiyori is a tiny, blonde-haired girl with a fierce temper and violent tendencies. Her hair is worn in pigtails and she wears a red jogging outfit (which is decorated with the first kanji of her name). She also has a tiny fang on the left side of her mouth. Hiyori often abuses Shinji, usually by slapping him with one of her sandals. Her hollow mask is rhinoceros-like in appearance, sporting a prominent horn centered near the forehead. She took the longest to defeat her inner hollow out of all the current vizard (excluding Ichigo, who took about the same amount of time), at 69 minutes and 2 seconds. Hiyori's zanpakutō is standard in appearance with her tsuba decorated in small hearts, a contrast to her not-so-girlish personality. She normally wears her sword from her right shoulder, like Ichigo.

Hachigen Ushōda (有昭田 鉢玄 Ushōda Hachigen?) Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (Japanese)
The physically largest vizard, Hachigen wears a tuxedo and has a black crossbone design in his pink hair. He is usually referred to as Hachi (ハッチ, sometimes translated as 'Hutch'), but his actual name is Hachigen. He seems to be a binding spells expert, since he is always the one in charge of making barriers and such for the vizard's use. He seems to also have powers similar to Orihime Inoue's, and he was the one who healed Tsubaki's injuries when Orihime's own powers were insufficient to do so. Despite his unusual size, Hachi is actually very kind and gentle and seems to enjoy Orihime's company.

Lisa Yadōmaru (矢胴丸 リサ Yadōmaru Risa?) Voiced by: Kanako Hattori (Japanese)
Lisa is a girl with glasses and long, braided, dark hair. She dresses in a sailor fuku, as opposed to the more Western-style uniforms of Karakura High School students. She seems easily irritated and apparently likes to read erotic manga (specifically, Josei manga). She appears to be ambidextrous, initially wielding her zanpakutō with her left hand (like Ikkaku Madarame) and then switching to her right during her fight with Ichigo.

Kensei Muguruma (六車 拳西 Muguruma Kensei?) Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese)
Kensei appears to be a teenager with short, light-gray hair and several piercings. He wears a basketball jersey and cargo pants with combat boots. In comparison with his fellow vizard, Kensei is a much more serious character. His zanpakutō, when first seen in the manga, is shown to have a rectangular-shaped hilt in a sort of 'H' shape. His shikai shrinks it down to about the size of a survival/combat knife. While in this form, Kensei demonstrates the ability to charge and fire spiritual energy from the knife.

Love (羅武(ラヴ)[9][10] Ravu?) Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese)
Love is a tall man sporting sunglasses, a spiked afro, and a jogging suit. He seems to be very laid back, usually reading Shōnen Jump or some of Lisa's erotic manga in his spare time. He and Rose seem to be close friends. His zanpakutō's hilt is in the shape of a heart, and he carries its sheath on a touju hanging from his shoulder like a messenger bag.

Rose (ローズ Rōzu?) Voiced by: Shouto Kashii (Japanese)
Rose is an effeminate man with long, wavy, blond hair and a frilly shirt. He seems to be interested in music, as he spoke to Love about an artist's new single and has been seen playing or tuning a guitar on several occasions. Rose seems to be delighted that a person with powers similar to a vizard exists. He also appears to be one of the calmer and perhaps wiser ones amongst the group due to his comments about Orihime in regards to Hachi, though he becomes irritated whenever Love spoils a manga's story for him. His zanpakutō's hilt is in the shape of a diamond with curved edges. His zanpakutō's sheath is encrusted with diamonds.

Mashiro (白?) Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (Japanese)
Mashiro is a somewhat ditzy girl who wears a white bodysuit and goggles in her green hair. Her overall style of dress is reminiscent of the costumes worn by the tokusatsu superheroes of late 1950s Japanese television, perhaps meant as a contrast between her age and childish appearance. She was able to maintain her hollow mask for fifteen hours on her first attempt to control her hollow, which means she did not need to train like the other vizard. She often calls Ichigo Berry-tan, meaning "strawberry", a play on Ichigo's name. When first meeting Orihime Inoue, Mashiro takes an instant disliking to her saying she is annoying and doesn't understand why Hachigen helps her.
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ArrancarAn arrancar is a hollow that has removed its mask and gained shinigami powers. The name arrancar is a Spanish verb meaning "to remove" or "to rip off," a reference to an arrancar's removal of its hollow mask. In the manga, arrancar is written using a kanji spelling meaning torn mask (破面 yamen?), but is pronounced as the Spanish arrancar (アランカル arankaru?).
Few hollows have the potential to remove their masks normally, and even if they manage it the change is not significant. Sōsuke Aizen is able to artificially create arrancar with the Orb of Distortion, which also unlocks much more of their potential than a natural transformation would. The process of turning a hollow into an arrancar is called shinigamification (死神化 shinigami-ka?).[4]
Arrancar and ordinary hollows differ in two ways: the location of their holes and the near-total disappearance of their masks. When hollows become arrancar, the chances of them retaining a humanoid form increase with their intelligence; only vasto lorde-class arrancar will definitely assume a humanoid form. If powerful enough, an arrancar can seal his or her excess power into the form of a zanpakutō. Unlike with shinigami, this zanpakutō is simply the hollow's true form sealed into a sword. Therefore, an arrancar's release of their zanpakutō is merely a temporary restoration of their former selves. An arrancar release is called resurrección (帰刃(レスレクシオン) resurekushion?, Japanese for "returning blade," Spanish for "resurrection"). Arrancar do not have a known second release.
Those arrancar under Aizen's command also have a standard theme for their clothing. Their uniforms consist of a white jacket, black sash, white hakama, and black socks with white sandals; in essence, the uniforms are basically inverted shinigami uniforms.

The Ranks
The arrancar under Aizen's command are arranged into various ranks based on their strength. Not all of the existing arrancar are under Aizen's command, mostly through lack of interest on Aizen's part.

The Espada (十刃(エスパーダ) Esupāda?, Japanese for "ten blades," Spanish for "the sword") are the top-ranked arrancar in Aizen's army. The Espada at the time of the group's introduction consists of nine males and one female.[5] Each Espada member is chosen for their superior combat ability and then assigned a number from 1 to 10 that indicates their rank and relative power level, which is tattooed somewhere on their body (Grimmjow's is on his lower back, for instance). The Espada are given control over the Números and are regarded as the strongest arrancar in existence. Similar to the power gap between captains and lieutenants in the Gotei 13, the strength of the Espada far surpasses that of the average Número. As Aaroniero Arruruerie notes, all of the Espada except him were at least adjuchas-class menos before becoming arrancar.

The Números (数字持ち(ヌメロス) Numerosu?, Japanese for "number holders," and Spanish for "numbers") are the combat specialists. They are assigned a two digit number at birth from 11 to 99 to indicate their age (Número 11 is the oldest, Número 99 is the youngest). The basic Número uniform consists of a white-collared jacket and robes held with a black sash. However, the uniform is customizable, giving each Número a sense of individuality. The fighting ability of Números is thought to be superior to all other arrancar, except for the Espada (current and former).

The Fracción (従属官(フラシオン) Furashion?, Japanese for "subordinate officers," Spanish for "fraction") are a subsection of the Números that directly serve a specific Espada. The number of Fracción for any given Espada varies: Stark and Nnoitra Jiruga would seem to have just one, while Szayel Aporro Granz has at least a dozen.

The Privaron Espada (十刃落ち(プリバロン・エスパーダ) Puribaron Esupāda?, Japanese for "ten fallen blades," Spanish for "deprived") are former Espada who have officially lost their rank and are assigned a three-digit number. Being former Espada, they are far stronger than the normal Números. They reside in Tres Cifras, which translates literally from Spanish as "three digits". As mentioned by Dordonii, these former "naturally created" Espada were rendered obsolete after Aizen began artificially creating arrancar to meet his own standards.[6]

The Exequias (葬討部隊(エクセキアス) Ekusekiasu?, Japanese for "funerary attacking force," Spanish for "funeral") are arrancar that are part of the execution division, apparently charged with termination of intruders and rebels. They are the equivalent of the Soul Society's Onmitsukidō.[7]

Like shinigami, hollows have a multitude of combat skills and abilities, most of which are usually unique to specific hollows. The more powerful hollows, however, have access to a range similar techniques of greater power or use than their own unique skills. Hollows usually acquire energy to power their abilities by devouring souls, but can also ingest energy from the atmosphere when in realms with high concentration of spiritual energy, such as Hueco Mundo.[8]
Bala (虚弾(バラ) Bara?, Japanese for "hollow bullet," Spanish for "bullet") is an arrancar alternative to the cero. The technique hardens the user's spiritual pressure and fires it like a bullet from their fist. Though weaker than a cero blast, it moves about twenty times faster and can be fired at a much higher rate.[9]
Cero (虚閃(セロ) Sero?, Japanese for "hollow flash," Spanish for "zero") are high-powered energy blasts that can be fired from various body parts, such as mouth, tongue, hand or fingers. Only menos, arrancar, and vizard have so far been shown to use cero attacks, and it appears that stronger entities can use it more efficiently. Various arrancar and hollow characters display variants of the technique, such as the Espada-exclusive gran rey cero (王虚の閃光(グラン・レイ・セロ) guran rei sero?, Japanese for "royal hollow flash," Spanish for "great king zero"))[10] and Pesshe Gatiishe and Dondochakka Bilstin's cero sincrético (融合虚閃(セロ・シンクレティコ) sero shinkuretiko?, Japanese for "united hollow flash," Spanish for "synchronized zero").
Garganta (黒腔(ガルガンタ) Garuganta?, Japanese for "black cavity," Spanish for "throat") is how arrancar move to and from Hueco Mundo. Kaname Tōsen and Kisuke Urahara have also demonstrated the ability to use the technique. It literally tears open the dimensional fabric separating the worlds, revealing a tunnel of whirling, torrential energy that must be focused and solidified to create a discernible pathway.[11]
Hierro (鋼皮(イエロ) Iero?, Japanese for "steel skin," Spanish for "iron") refers to the hardened skin of the arrancar, which is a result of their compressed spiritual power.[12] While their skin is strong enough to block even released zanpakutō bare-handed, it is by no means impenetrable. Stronger arrancar have proportionally stronger skin.
Negación (反膜(ネガシオン) Negashion?, Japanese for "counter membrane," Spanish for "negation") fields are used to rescue fellow hollows. Only the gillian-class menos have shown the ability to use it. Negación fields surround a target in a square beam of light that isolates the target from the dimension they are currently in, making it impossible to harm them. The field then pulls the target towards the menos that created the field.[13] Espada have a special cube-shaped device called Caja Negación (Spanish for "Negation Box") meant to simulate negación fields, which are used to punish their subordinates if necessary. The cube, when used on a subject, traps them in an alternate dimension from which there is no escape; however, this assumes it's being used as intended. More powerful arrancar, namely the Espada themselves, can escape given enough time.[14]
Pesquisa (探査回路(ペスキス) Pesukisu?, Japanese for "inquiry circuit," Spanish for "inquiry") is the arrancar equivalent of the shinigami ability to sense spiritual pressure. It functions similar to sonar.[15]
Sonído (響転(ソニード) Sonīdo?, Japanese for "resounding revolution," Spanish for "sound") is the arrancar equivalent of the shinigami flash steps and the Quincy hirenkyaku; it allows the user to travel at incredibly high speeds for short distances.[16] Use of sonído is punctuated by a brief static sound, in contrast to the "swish" sound used for flash steps.

Ulquiorra Schiffer (ウルキオラ・シファー Urukiora Shifā?) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is an arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army, and the 4th Espada.[1]

Character outline:
Ulquiorra is a male arrancar with a melancholic appearance and has green eyes with slit pupils. He has cyan[2][3] lines descending from his eyes, making it appear as if he is crying, and is almost always frowning. He wears typical arrancar clothes: a white jacket, black sash, and a white hakama; however, his jacket has longer coat-tails than others. Like most other arrancar, he possesses remnants of his former life as a hollow in his appearance. In his first appearance, Ulquiorra's hollow hole is positioned at the base of his neck, but when Ichigo encounters Ulquiorra in Las Noches, it has been moved onto his chest.[4][5] The remainder of his hollow mask lies on top of his head, forming a broken helmet, much like that of the example silhouette of a vasto lorde. His Espada number, four, signifying his rank amongst the Espada and level of power, is tattooed on the left side of his chest.[1]
Ulquiorra is a very cold and callous figure, hitting his comrade Yammy in the stomach with his arm on one occasion in an effort to get his attention. He also deems anyone he does not find of particular interest to be "trash" and therefore expendable.[6] As noted by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques, Ulquiorra has a habit of stabbing people in the same location as his hollow hole whenever he's particularly interested in a battle.[7]
Ulquiorra is also analytical; during his and Yammy's first visit to the human world, he makes several remarks on the humans who confront them. He theorizes that Orihime Inoue's healing power is a temporal-spatial ability, which Aizen describes as the rejection of fate,[8] and comments on how Ichigo Kurosaki's bankai can easily get through Yammy's defenses. He also notes Ichigo's power fluctuation, which varies between very weak and stronger than his own.[9]
It would appear that Ulquiorra and Grimmjow, the 6th Espada, are not on good terms. While Ulquiorra allowed Yammy to kill anyone he deemed as "trash", which included Ichigo, Ulquiorra allowed him to live based on his belief that Ichigo's power was so turbulent that eventually he would destroy himself.[10] Grimmjow's conflicting viewpoint was that Ichigo should have been destroyed outright, as he could overcome his weakness and grow even stronger. Despite Grimmjow's argument, Aizen trusted Ulquiorra's judgment.[11] This disagreement led to Grimmjow's unauthorized assault on the real world. Though Ulquiorra is of a higher rank than Grimmjow, Grimmjow is confident that Ulquiorra is afraid to fight him for fear of them destroying one another.

Ulquiorra first appears alongside Yammy when they arrive in Karakura Town to gain information on Ichigo Kurosaki. Ulquiorra retreats with Yammy once he finishes examining Ichigo's abilities, also taking note of Orihime Inoue's fate-manipulation powers. A month later, Ulquiorra sends a second group of arrancar (not counting Grimmjow's rogue actions) consisting of several Espada, meant to distract the shinigami while he captures Orihime. By threatening her friends' lives, he convinces her to come peacefully, allowing her to say goodbye to one person beforehand.
Upon returning to Las Noches, Ulquiorra claims that he has trapped Orihime in a psychological prison from which her loyalty to Aizen is guaranteed,[12] though this proves to be false when Orihime resolves to ruin Aizen's plans. After Chad was cut down by Nnoitora, Ulquiorra appears in Orihime's cell, trying to make her eat her meal. Orihime instead dwells over Chad's defeat. Frustrated, Ulquiorra tells her that her comrades will eventually all be defeated by the Espada, and that she should not find it surprising that one went down already. Orihime responds by slapping him. Ulquiorra then takes his leave. He reappears later to fight Ichigo, which ends in a sound victory for Ulquiorra. He leaves Ichigo alive but badly injured, suggesting to him that he should retreat if able. After discovering that Grimmjow has freed Orihime, Ulquiorra tracks them down and engages in a short battle with Grimmjow, ending with Grimmjow using a portable negación field to temporarily trap Ulquiorra.

Ulquiorra is the Cuatro Espada in Aizen's army, meaning Ulquiorra's abilities are fourth amongst all of the arrancar under Aizen's command.[14] He can use both cero and bala blasts, and can deflect attacks of similar power barehanded.[15] He can also open garganta to move to and from Hueco Mundo.
Ulquiorra has the unusual ability to replay events he has seen to others by removing and crushing his left eye, which then turns into dust and flows around those Ulquiorra intends to use it on. The dust shows images of what Ulquiorra has seen during his missions.[16] This eye apparently can regenerate, as Ulquiorra is seen with two eyes in his next appearance, and Yammy comments on it to that effect.[17]
In the game, Bleach: Hakujin Kirameku Rondo (a.k.a. Bleach: Shattered Blade or Bleach: Wii.) he is shown to crush his eye, cursing an opponent in a monochrome reality and then ripping their reiatsu (spirit power) apart. Afterwards, he slashes an "X" onto his body, which appears on the enemy and allows him to make a precision strike at the intersection.
The name and released state of Ulquiorra's zanpakutō have not been revealed, as he has never been shown using it, instead relying on his bare hands and tough skin. The handle is green and the guard has two curved extensions from its shorter sides, giving it an eye-like appearance.

Nnoitra Jiruga (ノイトラ・ジルガ Noitora Jiruga?, first name is sometimes romanized as Noitora) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is the 5th Espada in Sōsuke Aizen's arrancar army.

Character Outline:
Nnoitra is the fifth Espada, signified by the "5" tattoo on his tongue. He is an extremely tall and lanky arrancar, dwarfing Yasutora Sado by at least a foot (even when leaning over).[1] He has long, black hair and almost always wears a huge smile on his face which reveals his upper teeth. He wears an eyepatch, three bracelets on each wrist, and his arrancar uniform includes an overblown, spoon-like hood, although in the past, it only had a normal collar and his hair was just above shoulder length. The remains of his hollow mask and hole are not visible.
Nnoitra seems rude and lecherous, accented by his snake-like eye and his nickname for Orihime Inoue, "pet-sama".[2] He even asks Ulquiorra how far has he gone with Orihime's "training", and Ulquiorra turns away and calls him disgusting. In flashbacks to his time as the 8th Espada, he is shown to be a firm believer of male chauvinism as he constantly tried to see that women who are deemed stronger than men, such as Nel Tu, set to more "appropriate" inferior ranks. Though he initially appears to be very sadistic, he has no desire to kill those he sees as weaklings because it does not help prove that he is the strongest Espada.[3] However, he has no problem fighting strong characters who are injured and exhausted, a trait Ichigo and Grimmjow both berate him for.

Several years before the series begins, Nnoitra was originally the 8th Espada.[4] Embittered that Nel, a woman and the 3rd Espada, would be considered stronger than him, he would attack Nel only to be beaten and repelled constantly. To add insult to injury, she never kills him, explaining that he is little more than an animal for fighting only to prove his strength, instead of for valid reasons like a rational being would. He later enlists the help of Szayel Aporro Granz to mount a successful sneak attack on Nel despite doubting Szayel's intentions in aiding him, after which he tosses her into the desert so he'll have time to become stronger. Shocked seeing that Nel has reverted to a child, he later regrets that he won't be able to prove the validity of his chauvinistic ideas.

Nnoitra is first introduced during an Espada meeting and, following a conversation with 4th Espada Ulquiorra Schiffer regarding Orihime, actively pursues the intruders. Nnoitra tracks down Chad following his battle with Gantenbainne Mosqueda, and easily defeats Chad.[5] Unsatisfied, he heads for the next intruder.
Nnoitra then begins to hunt Ichigo Kurosaki, arriving shortly after his battle with Grimmjow, and takes the defeated Grimmjow's place. Due to Ichigo's weakened state and Nnoitra's higher rank, Ichigo is badly beaten, but his death is prevented by the awakening of Nel Tu. Nel proceeds to beat Nnoitra back, absorbing one of his cero blasts and returning it. She injures his right arm somewhat, though he manages to avoid the brunt of the attack. He boasts that she won't be able to beat him as easily as she thought, despite being two ranks higher, because it has been years since she was an Espada, and the current Espada are stronger than they used to be. The two attack each other again, but Nel hesitates, like she did in their previous battles. Ultimately, she relents, releasing her zanpakutō.[6] Though she easily overcomes him after doing so, she suddenly reverts into a child, giving him the advantage once more. Ichigo attempts to interfere, but Nnoitra intercepts him and has Tesla brutalize him. Nnoitra then subdues Orihime, having her watch as Ichigo is beaten by Tesla. However, Nnoitra and Tesla are interrupted when Kenpachi Zaraki arrives to help Ichigo. After Zaraki defeats Tesla with one strike, he and Nnoitra start fighting.

Nnoitra is the Quinta Espada, making him the fifth most powerful arrancar under Aizen's command. Despite his fragile and thin appearance, Nnoitra is quite powerful, able to fend off the full power of Chad's attack arm without any sign of injury and cut through his defense arm in a single swing.[7] He also fires cero blasts from the tip of his tongue, while other arrancar either use their full mouth or hands. When in combat Ichigo noted to himself that despite his body being thin and seemingly frail Nnoitra possesses formidable physical strength which is at odds with his scrawny appearance. Being the 5th Espada, Nnoitra is not the highest ranked, though his conversation with the arrancar Tesla shows that he thinks of himself as such and is constantly trying to prove it.
The name of Nnoitra's zanpakutō has not been revealed, but it takes the form of a giant scythe or axe-like weapon bearing two crescent moon blades fused together at their backs. A long chain attached to the hilt allows him to perform ranged attacks.[8] Strangely, in flashbacks to his past battles with Nel, Nnoitra's zanpakutō only possesses one outward-facing crescent moon, as opposed to the two it features now

Grimmjow Jeagerjaques or Jaegerjaques[2] (グリムジョー・ジャガージャック Gurimujō Jagājakku?) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is an arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army, and the 6th Espada

Character Outline:
Grimmjow has light blue hair and eyes, which have blue/green lines below them similar to the eye markings on the Panthera genus of cats as well as the red marks on Ikkaku Madarame's eyes. Grimmjow's attire consists of a white hakama and a black sash; his white jacket is ragged with an upturned collar. The inner lining is black, the sleeves are rolled up, and Grimmjow wears it open, leaving his chest revealed. The remains of his hollow mask consist of the right jawbone, and his hollow hole has moved to his abdomen.
Grimmjow appears to be a laid back and irreverent individual, but this scruffy appearance hides an impulsive, excessively violent personality and a lethally short temper. Grimmjow is blunt, rude, and quite sadistic, revealing an insane grin in battle, much like Kenpachi Zaraki. Grimmjow has little respect for authority and says whatever is on his mind, regardless of whether or not it is appropriate. This attitude leads to conflicts with Kaname Tōsen, who holds Grimmjow in the same low regard as he did Zaraki. He also has conflicts with Ulquiorra Schiffer, the 4th Espada, usually because Ulquiorra interrupts his fights or doesn't act on his own impulses. He has also developed a grudge against Ichigo Kurosaki for wounding him during their first and second fights, and is eager to return the favor. He purposefully kept the large scar on his chest from their first battle as a reminder of this.[3]
Grimmjow is the sixth Espada in Sōsuke Aizen's army of arrancar, meaning he is ranked sixth in terms of strength. Grimmjow was the first character to be revealed as an Espada in the series. A crooked number 6 is tattooed on his back just above and to the right of his hollow hole. Aizen personally marks the Espada, the ten most powerful of his arrancar, with such tattoos as visible marks of their rank and ability. After Kaname Tōsen cuts off and burns his arm, Grimmjow is demoted and quickly replaced by Luppi, much to his annoyance. After Orihime Inoue heals his arm, he kills Luppi to regain his rank, impaling him on his newly restored arm and then vaporizing Luppi's torso with a cero blast.
Grimmjow is a very rude and disrespectful character. He uses none of the honorifics in the Japanese language, except when addressing Aizen, and refers to Orihime as woman in conversation. However, he does appear to have some sort of a code of honor, as he is unwilling to fight an injured Ichigo, bringing Orihime to heal him beforehand so their battle will be a fair one. He also saves Orihime from two female arrancar beating her to repay the debt of restoring his arm, though he immediately wants another favor in return.
Grimmjow's character design draws heavily from Gamma Akutabi, a character in Tite Kubo's earlier manga, Zombie Powder. Gamma has prosthetics in the same area where Grimmjow has his remnant hollow mask. They both share a missing arm, although both on different sides. Grimmjow's released form makes the resemblance even more apparent with similar long spiky hair. The two have also been identically posed for volume covers.

Before Grimmjow became an arrancar, he was a jaguar-like adjuchas-class menos. At one point, he met up with Shawlong Qufang, Edrad Leones, Yylfordt Granz, Nakeem, and Di Roy while attacking the latter. Shawlong suggested that Grimmjow lead their group in their quest to evolve into vasto lordes, offering to worship him as their "king" should he accept. When Shawlong realized that their evolution could go no further, he asked Grimmjow to devour them.

Grimmjow is first introduced scolding Ulquiorra Schiffer for not killing Ichigo Kurosaki, and, to rectify Ulquiorra's "mistake", leads a group of five other arrancar to Karakura Town in a mission to kill anyone with even the slightest spiritual pressure. While his team is defeated, Grimmjow himself is able to defeat Ichigo with relative ease, only suffering injury from Ichigo's desperate getsuga tenshō attack. Kaname Tōsen interrupts and brings Grimmjow back to be punished; since Aizen refuses, Kaname severs and incinerates Grimmjow's arm so he'll be demoted.
During the next invasion, which Aizen personally sends Grimmjow on, Grimmjow tracks down and fights Ichigo once more. Ichigo's newly-gained vizard powers give him the upperhand at first, but his inexperience leads to his defeat. Shinji Hirako arrives to rescue him, proving more than a match for Grimmjow. Grimmjow is forced into retreat by Ulquiorra before a victor can be decided.
Once back in Las Noches, Grimmjow has Orihime Inoue restore his arm and bring back his Espada tattoo, killing Luppi to regain his rank. After learning about Ulquiorra's defeat of Ichigo, Grimmjow has Orihime heal Ichigo so they can battle once more, ending in Grimmjow's defeat. Nnoitra Jiruga nearly kills Grimmjow after his defeat, but Ichigo protects him.

Grimmjow is the Sexta Espada, making him the sixth most powerful arrancar under Aizen's control. Aside from those granted by his zanpakutō, he has demonstrated no unique personal abilities, but makes liberal use of the generic hollow abilities, such as cero, when in combat. As an Espada, he is able to use the Espada-exclusive gran rey cero attack, which produces a larger and more powerful version of the normal cero.
The name of Grimmjow's zanpakutō is Pantera (豹王(パンテラ)? Spanish for "panther," Japanese for "panther king").[4] His zanpakutō's tsuba resembles a crooked "S", while the sheath and handle are light blue. The release command for his zanpakutō is "grind" (軋れ kishire?, referring to grinding one's teeth).[5]
After releasing his zanpakutō, Grimmjow's appearance becomes feline and predatory, taking on features such as jagged teeth, paws for feet, and a tail that can be used as a powerful whip.[6] His hair becomes long and flowing, and his eye markings enlarge, extending to the tips of his ears, which also become cat-like. He loses his trademark jaw mask, which is replaced by a sort of crown just above his forehead. His clothing changes to a form-fitting white outfit covered in stripes, similar to his original hollow form.
Aside from his already impressive speed and power, Grimmjow's released state augments his speed drastically and gives him animal-like agility and movements to match. When released, he can roar loudly enough to create shockwaves in the air. He can also fire a large number of "darts" from his elbows with enough force to demolish large buildings, as well as creating energy claws called desgarrón (Spanish for tear) from his fingertips.

Szayel Aporro Granz[1] (ザエルアポロ・グランツ Zaeruaporo Gurantsu?, sometimes romanized as Szayelaprro Granz) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is an arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army, and the 8th Espada.

Character Outline:
Szayel Aporro Granz is an average-sized arrancar with shoulder-length pink hair and reddish-orange eyes. He is Yylfordt Granz's younger brother, although Szayel is much stronger.[2] The remains of his hollow mask take the form of rectangular-framed glasses that give him a scholarly appearance. His arrancar outfit is slightly different from others in that he wears a shorter hakama that exposes a type of sock covering his shins. His shirt is somewhat different from other arrancar as well, as most arrancar have some form of jacket instead. The sleeves are unnecessarily long, covering the majority of his hand, and the shirt has extra seams on the chest area. In his later appearance he also dons a cape.[3]
Szayel is the scientist of the Espada, developing various spiritual equipment for use by the arrancar.[4] Using various methods, one of which involves implanting a subject with rokureichū (a data-gathering device), he is able to analyze the spiritual power of an opponent through those that person has defeated. He is also adept at creating devices that can manipulate and suppress spiritual power, as evidenced in his battle with Renji Abarai. Much like Mayuri Kurotsuchi, he is quite sadistic and seems to view others as little more than research material. However, he is mockingly considerate enough to quiet his followers and remain quiet himself so his opponent can say something.[5] Szayel also openly expresses his disdain of beings who aren't hollows, viewing them as inferior. This racism is also an ulterior motive for his allegiance to Aizen as he hopes Aizen will do away with the non-hollows once he becomes the king of Soul Society. Szayel, however, has shown signs of fear and aggravation with taking damage in battle or actually having to fight, as shown when he first started fighting Ishida.
Szayel sometimes acts without Aizen's approval. Although Szayel is very polite to Aizen, later gestures he makes when his back is turned make it appear that he resents him. Like the rest of the Espada, he possesses numerous Fracción, though his are hollows he personally modified and had made into arrancar by Aizen.[6] Two of his notable subordinates are Lumina and Verona, both of whom are round arrancar with bare feet and sparse hair, though Lumina was casually eaten to heal her master. Szayel seems to show the same lack of care for his creations as Mayuri, using them as fodder in battle. When Verona speaks up against this after Lumina is devoured, Szayel quiets her by saying he'd just "make a new one" later.

In the past, Szayel helped Nnoitra, who was the 8th Espada at the time, mount a successful sneak attack on Nel Tu, the 3rd Espada. Why Szayel helped Nnoitra is unclear, although he stated that he had similar motives to get rid of Nel. Szayel also attempted to establish a camaraderie between Nnoitra and himself because of their similar beliefs, but was vehemently denied. Though Szayel wasn't an Espada at the time it was implied by Nnoitra that perhaps he once was and had lost his rank due to unknown reasons.

Szayel first appears when Aizen gathers the Espada to inform them that Hueco Mundo has been invaded by Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida, and Yasutora Sado, and, despite the order to stand by idly, Szayel Aporro orders out the Exequias, though Aizen doesn't punish him. Szayel then traps Renji Abarai, who killed his uncared-for brother, in a room which was designed to prevent Renji from using his bankai.[8] Renji, without his bankai, stands little chance at first, though the arrival of Uryū and the two's teamwork force Szayel to retreat and form a new plan.[9]
Szayel later appears again in front of Renji and Uryū, releasing his zanpakutō in order to see what they can do. His zanpakutō makes multiple copies of his opponents, and Szayel deactivates the power seal so they can utilize their powers to their full potential. When Renji destroys the chamber they are fighting in, Szayel becomes annoyed and disperses all of the clones with a wave of his hand, promising to show them the 'true power' of his released zanpakutō. Using the wing-like appendage on his body, Szayel constricts Uryū only to spit him back out afterwards. Szayel likens this process to 'feeding', and finally reveals Fornicaras's true power: creating voodoo dolls of his opponents. He proceeds to copy Renji and injure the two repeatedly, forcing Pesshe and Dondochakka to step in. The two former Fracción prove unexpectedly strong, but they, too have been analyzed by Szayel, and hence their attacks prove ineffective. Mayuri Kurotsuchi soon arrives to rescue them, happy to have met an Espada. Though their battle goes unseen, Mayuri is later seen on his knees breathing heavily while Szayel appears unharmed.

Szayel is the Octava Espada, making him the eighth strongest arrancar in Aizen's army.[10] By his own admission, Szayel's skills lean more towards science and analysis than combat, which he uses to make up for the latter through his inventions that manipulate spiritual power. Szayel prefers set-piece battles, planning them out well in advance to improve his odds of winning; as a result, he is easily unbalanced by surprise attacks. In his battle with Renji and Uryū, he uses data gathered from their previously defeated opponents to design devices that negate their powers in addition to the regenerative factor in his own followers he can access by eating them.
The name of Szayel's zanpakutō is Fornicarás (邪淫妃(フォルニカラス) Forunikarasu?, Spanish for "will fornicate," Japanese for "lewd concubine").[11] When sealed, it has an unusual guard consisting of a series of orbs attached to one-another in a sphere formation. The sheath is fixed to his sash with a vine-like rope. The edge is down like a tachi instead of up like a katana. The release command for his zanpakutō is "sip" (啜れ susure?).[12]
Szayel releases his zanpakutō by swallowing it. His body then swells to enormous proportions and explodes, revealing Szayel's released form. Szayel's released form grows a pair of wing-shaped structures from his back while his lower body transforms into a flock of long tentacles, which can recede into Szayel's clothing to allow him free movement.[13] The shape of his glasses also changes and a strange tattoo consisting of four vertical "dripping" lines appears around his left eye. Blood-like liquid drips from his clothes, fingertips, and wings in this state.
In his released state, Szayel can expel massive amounts of liquid from his back, spraying it into the air so it will rain down on his opponents. Each drop that touches his opponent then grows into a clone of that person. It is unknown if the liquid littering Szayel's attire holds the same properties as the sap used for this technique, or if it is merely for cosmetic value. Due to the amount of liquid he releases, this ends up creating almost half a dozen clones for each opponent. The clones retain the appearance and abilities of their source, but are distinguishable by an "X" tattoo appearing on their pupil-less eyes. Szayel can also alter the appearance of his clones if he wishes. The clones imitate the actions of their source in combat. Szayel can also make the clones dissolve by snapping his fingers.
By wrapping his opponents in his wings, Szayel can create voodoo dolls of them. Like the myth, damage done to the dolls is reflected on the original, although it seems that they can be taken apart without harm and are limited to damage to the internal organs, which are represented in the doll as removable parts labeled with the appropriate Spanish term. He can also use his wings as a defensive mechanism, shielding himself from attacks of considerable force. For example, he withstands an entire ceiling caving in with no sign of injury.[14]

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hmm i dont think u want to be worried bout spoiling anything, like hell i wanna read through that?... anyway iv read about to the last outcoming chapter, so no worries xD hehe
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I actually found another wiki for bleach. i think
Something with Bleach Wikia on it. Google that
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