Senbonzakura helps Byakuya Kuchiki to fight Kōga. His Reiatsu is white. While waiting for the cremation to begin, Byakuya tells Renji of Chōjirō's abilities and loyalty to Yamamoto. Byakuya, arriving in the middle of the fight between Shūsuke Amagai and Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya, relays the order to subdue the Kasumiōji Clan. He drops his Zanpakutō, which disintegrates.[150]. They are activated by saying the name of the technique followed by the name of his Bankai. They succeed in retrieving Rukia, and would have easily killed Ichigo, if not for Rukia's intervention, pleading for Byakuya not to give the finishing blow. The remaining three captains split up in order to infiltrate the Twelfth Division's barracks. Byakuya has created an imaginary character named. Fifty-five years ago, Byakuya married Hisana Kuchiki, a commoner from Rukongai, breaking the rules by accepting her into the noble Kuchiki Clan. [23] In 2007, he was one of 4 Bleach characters to place in Newtype's top 100 anime character listing. After the spirits dispatch one of the intruders and the other flees, Byakuya and Rukia go to Mayuri Kurotsuchi for answers. These then scatter into millions of tiny blades. [1], Master Swordsman: Byakuya is a master of swordsmanship, possessing flawless precision and performing lethal attacks with little effort. Each form presents a different advantage, such as increasing offence at the expense of defense. When PePe uses Love Kiss on him, Byakuya remains unaffected, prompting an angered PePe to activate his Quincy: Vollständig, Gudoero, before immobilizing Byakuya with Love Rope. Yoruichi playfully teased him, complaining about his greeting after coming all the way there to see him. [41] Before reaching Sōkyoku Hill, he encounters Renji, who, having escaped from jail, has fought his way through his fellow 6th Division members in a bid to save Rukia. However, upon activating Senbonzakura Kageyoshi, it is immediately stolen by Äs, who used his Medallion. In keeping with his rank, Byakuya's abilities allow him to defeat opponents of captain-level ability without much effort. Byakuya Kuchiki (朽木 白哉, Kuchiki Byakuya) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. Byakuya and Suì-Fēng then reach Mayuri and see the remnants of Yhwach's Reiatsu and brace for an attack. This is the Shikai form of Byakuya Kuchiki's Zanpakutō, Senbonzakura.. While Reigai-Hitsugaya is surprised by the captains fighting together, Byakuya states they will do what they must to protect Soul Society. He has Renji open a Senkaimon back to Soul Society.[24]. [159] Later on, seeing lighting in the distance, the two head towards the location of the defeated Kenpachi Zaraki. Byakuya tells Hitsugaya to release his Bankai, as he is at his limit, but Hitsugaya reveals that when the last petal disappears his Bankai actually matures.[176]. Muramasa gives Byakuya a task. [59] As they continue, Byakuya notes Ichigo's movements are becoming slower. Yoruichi Shihōin would often visit the Kuchiki Manor to play a game of tag with Byakuya. He is seen to care for Rukia in an indirect manner and displays a new view on the idea that the law is never perfect. Later, in the partially-destroyed Sixth Division offices, Byakuya is found among a pile of bodies by Rukia. Byakuya Kuchiki is a supporting protagonist of the anime and manga series, Bleach. He further details that this fear is a result of a unique ability administered by its Heilig Pfeil. [137] When Ichigo subsequently goes to Soul Society to seek the return of Kūgo's body, Byakuya, informed of his arrival, is among the captains present to hear Ichigo's request.[138]. With Ichigo and Rukia dealing with the unstable Muramasa and the Hollows he is releasing, Byakuya concentrates on Kōga. [83], When Byakuya realizes Zommari has taken possession of his left hand, he, cutting the tendons, uses Shō to free Rukia from the ice, instructing Hanatarō to fall back with her. As Koga and Kariya make their escape, Dalk attacks, but Byakuya uses Shunpo to dodge every attack. Knowing the only way to stop the Gillians is to seal the Garganta, Byakuya decides to use his spiritual energy, reinforced by Senbonzakura's, to seal the portal. Byakuya stealthily knocked out several Shinigami guards with a single strike each. By adopting her, Byakuya respected his late wife's final wish, but had broken the rules of his clan again. He always seems serene and apathetic towards other people, even while actually deeply conflicted. Byakuya Kuchiki is a Soul Reaper and the 28th Head of the Kuchiki Clan. Byakuya departs with Muramasa and Senbonzakura. (Blockable) Damage: 20 Cooldown: 5 seconds Scatter: Byakuya strikes opponents with 3 consecutive slashes from his senbonzakura petals. Still having duties to take care of, Byakuya, putting Rukia in charge of this ordeal, has Senbonzakura join her.[112]. When he was younger, he was quick to anger and very hot-headed, as noted by his grandfather. Byakuya realizes Ichigo was fighting Soul Society's rules rather than him personally, and muses that Ichigo has the same personality as Kaien Shiba. The Black Blade, The Miraculous Power Review, IGN: Rukia's Resolution, Ichigo's Feelings Review,, Anime and manga characters who can move at superhuman speeds, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2008, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 01:54. Senbonzakura (千本桜, Thousand Cherry Blossoms): Senbonzakura is a regular katana. [76][77], Byakuya is told Rukia and Renji have disappeared, and that the Second Division is looking for them throughout Seireitei. [207], Enhanced Durability: Byakuya is able to resist the unique healing properties of Tenjirō Kirinji's hot springs without rotting away after being fully healed; Kirinji even stated he stayed in longer than anyone else. As a Shinigami, he wore the standard Shihakushō. When Ichigo notices him, he uses Shunpo and disappears. Byakuya uses the technique Shūkei, Hakuteiken, and the two, charging at each other, release a torrent of powerful Reiatsu. However, Kenpachi arrives and severs Gerard's arm, to Byakuya and Hitsugaya's dismay. [51] Byakuya looks on as Ichigo saves Rukia,[52] and after Ichigo easily dispatches three lieutenants, Byakuya attacks him. (Move does not deal damage) Cooldown: 10 seconds Byakurai: Byakuya shoots out a concentrated bolt of lightning from his hand to hit opponents. The two meet, and engage in a battle that is interrupted by Ichigo and, later, Rantao. While Byakuya can control the blades with his mind alone, using his hands allows him to do so more effectively, making the blades move twice as fast. [141] He later arrives to assist Renji in his fight against Äs Nödt and Mask De Masculine, promptly incapacitating the latter. When his grandfather, Ginrei Kuchiki, was still the captain of the 6th Division, Byakuya was preparing to take over leadership of the clan, although his grandfather was worried about his rash and hotheaded attitude. [114] The next day, Byakuya and the Shinigami hold a meeting about the current situation in Ichigo's room. Upon returning to Muramasa's hideout, he witnesses a Jigokuchō communicating with Muramasa, and asks if the Zanpakutō Spirit intends to travel to the Human World. Byakuya also became a master of the Flash Step, second only to the legendary Goddess of … Captain of the 6th squad and Aloof Big Brother of Rukia. At the conclusion of the series, Byakuya remains the captain of the Sixth Division ten years after Yhwach's apparent destruction and is present during Rukia's promotion as the new captain of the Thirteenth Division. [116] Byakuya encounters the Reigai counterpart of Hitsugaya. Realizing the power of Ichigo's Bankai, Byakuya, promising to destroy it,[58] activates his Senkei technique. Upon hearing his family name, Byakuya, apologizing for not hitting Ganju harder, ignores Rukia's plea and releases his Shikai, severely injuring Ganju. Byakuya tells him he is already gone, and there will be another time to catch him. Byakuya gives Renji sole responsibility of the search party. Byakuya attacks Gerard with Ikka Senjinka. This aspect of his personality is reflected in Senbonzakura when he manifests in the Zanpakutou rebellion arc. Byakuya and Kenpachi prepare to face off against Yammy, in a contest to see who can take him down first. He says Kōga does not deserve to be called a Shinigami.[107]. [46] Byakuya, releasing his Bankai, grievously injures Renji. Forty five houses can be built for the cost of just one such scarf. As Byakuya watches Kenpachi take down Yammy, the battle-crazed captain asks Byakuya to finish off Yammy. Byakuya, dismissing this as nonsense, attacks Kariya, who responds with wind-based attacks, causing Byakuya to become enveloped in a tornado. [6][7] Ten years after Yhwach's defeat, Byakuya returns to wearing three kenseikan on top of his head. When Ukitake's illness flairs up, Byakuya tells him not to become worked up over it, reminding him of the loss of his former lieutenant. [197], Immense Spiritual Power: Byakuya can exert an immense amount of Spiritual Pressure, which, in addition to his already admirable combat skills and finesse, makes him one of the most formidable captains. [128] As Yukio brings each of the duels into different pocket dimensions, Byakuya is paired with Tsukishima. Upon realizing that Yhwach's presence is still lingering in the Soul Society, he elects not to tell Rukia and Renji so that they can visit Ichigo in the human world, and decides to join Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Soifon in disposing Yhwach's presence. [18], When Isshin Shiba, captain of the 10th Division, makes his report concerning the mysterious Hollow and the string of events occurring in Naruki City, Byakuya is present to hear his speech, along with all of the other captains of the Gotei 13. Byakuya moves to strike Äs, but he, moving out of the way, activates his medallion, bringing forth a ring of blades from "Senbonzakura Kageyoshi", which float about the Quincy. [65], A week after Aizen's escape, Renji sits with a recovering Byakuya, who asks Renji if he wished Byakuya was dead. As the Reigai's Shikai pursues him, it proceeds to cut him multiple times, much to his surprise. He then states that he will use this time to be at the level where he can justify the pride he once held. 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