Sōsuke Aizen

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'''Kyōka Suigetsu''' (鏡花水月, ''Mirror Flower, Water Moon'') resembles a normal Katana when in it's sealed form. The only decoration on his Zanpakutō can be found on his tsuba which is hexagonal as opposed to rectangular. The two sides that run parallell along the blade are long whilst the sides above and below the blade are short, giving it the appearace of a Diamond shaped blade. It's handle is green.
 
'''Kyōka Suigetsu''' (鏡花水月, ''Mirror Flower, Water Moon'') resembles a normal Katana when in it's sealed form. The only decoration on his Zanpakutō can be found on his tsuba which is hexagonal as opposed to rectangular. The two sides that run parallell along the blade are long whilst the sides above and below the blade are short, giving it the appearace of a Diamond shaped blade. It's handle is green.
* '''[[Shikai]]''': It's release command '''Shatter''' (砕けろ, ''kudakero'') is used to both activate and deactivate it's shikai state. The name of his Zanpakutō. It's name, ''Kyōka Suigetsu'', gives hint to it's illusionary capabilities; the moon reflected in the water, and a flower in a mirror are both things that can be seen, but not obtained. It's name is based on an old Chinese Proverb that teaches seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, and thus teaching them about temptations.
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* '''[[Shikai]]''': It's release command '''Shatter''' (砕けろ, ''kudakero'') is used to both activate and deactivate it's shikai state. It's name, ''Kyōka Suigetsu'', gives hint to it's illusionary capabilities; the moon reflected in the water, and a flower in a mirror are both things that can be seen, but not obtained. It's name is based on an old Chinese Proverb that teaches seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, and thus teaching them about temptations.

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Sōsuke Aizen
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AgeUnknown
GenderMale
Blood typeUnknown
BirthdayMay 29
ZodiacTaurus
Height186cm (6'1")
Weight74 kg (163 lbs)
ZanpakutoKyōka Suigetsu
BankaiUnknown
Occupation(s)Previous 5th Division Captain
Leader of the Arrancar Army
Subordinate(s)Gin Ichimaru and previously Momo Hinamori
SeiyūShō Hayami
Voice actor(s)Kyle Hebert (english)
Raúl Llorens(spanish)
Ricardo Mendoza(latin american)
First AppearanceVolume 9, Chapter 79
Episode 23

Sōsuke Aizen is the former captain of the 5th Division in the Gotei 13 and the primary antagonist of Bleach. His lieutenant was initially Gin Ichimaru, who was succeeded by Momo Hinamori after the aforementioned's promotion to 3rd Division captain. After defecting from Soul Society, he and his accomplices Gin and 7th Division captain Kaname Tōsen migrated to Hueco Mundo where he raised an army of arrancars using the Hōgyoku he stole from Kisuke Urahara. Aizen has often been revered by fans and critics of Bleach as one of the best, most unexpected antagonists in anime and manga.

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Appearance

Aizen is an average sized, clean shaven man with dark brown hair and eyes. While he resided in Soul Society, Aizen had his hair covering much of his forehead and wore glasses, making him appear harmless. He regularly wore his shihakusho with his division's emblem on his shoulder while serving as 5th Division lieutenant, and later on with a white haori when serving as 5th Division captain. Upon defecting from Soul Society, he styles his hair back and stops wearing his glasses, giving him a much more moderate appearance.

Personality

Powers & Abilities

  • High Intellect: This is arguably the most fearsome thing about Aizen. He is versatile in battle tactics, history, strategy, tactics of Soul Society, and has a well versed knowledge of information unknown to most, such as the existence of the ōken, as well as the method on how to make/obtain one. He has created Hollows and Arrancar to do his work without him directly doing it, and thus avoiding any direct suspicion to himself, he also did this with the aid of his Zanpakutō's illusionary capabilities. For 110 years he has been conducting dangerous experiments that manipulate or change Spirit Particles. However his most prevalent - and useful - experiments lie within that of the process of Hollowification of a Shinigami, and the Shinigamification of hollows. After the events during the Turn Back the Pendulum Arc it is speculated to have happened once since, with Tōsen Kaname being transformed into a Visored type entity. He also has a great knowledge of the Hōgyoku and claims to know more about it than it's creator, Kisuke Urahara, even to the extent of him knowing how to destroy it. During his battle with Shinji Hirako he was quickly able to deduce the power of his Zanpakutō, figuring out the optical illusion it creates, thus allowing him to counter it's effects. He was also able to effectively deduce the restrictions, advantages and the true power of the Hōgyoku through trial and error alone.
  • Master Manipulator: He has shown himself to be an extremely clever and deviant man since his betrayal from Soul Society. He was able to deceive the entirety of Soul Society for 110 years to hide his plans and experiments with Hollowification. Throughout that time he was able to convince people he was a kind hearted and caring man who only had the best intentions for the Gotei 13 and other affiliates. He has also been shown to be a master analyst and is a keen observer. He can understand everything in presence, often over powering his foes with his exceptional knowledge and because of this can easily and effectively counter attacks. He is a master strategist as well, capable of formulating well thought out plans that are several steps ahead of others. They are often thought out with the long term in mind and because of it they can often seem convoluted. Throughout his 110 years of deception, he used others like pieces on a chessboard, giving and planting a role for all of them. He's also masterful at creating "plans within plans", such as kidnapping Orihime, allowing him to use her to extend the abilities of the Hōgyoku, and to trap the Ryoka and the four captains after he, Gin and Tōsen departed for Hueco Mundo, thus making it easier for him to complete his ultimate objective - the creation of the ōken.
  • Master Tactician: He is a flexible tactician, able to adjust certain plans and tactics in battle if not all goes to plan. He fully understands and strengths, weaknesses and mannerisms of his enemy and formulates plans to counter them all; a notable example of this was when he successfully modified an Arrancar to seal away Captain Commander Yamamoto's power, to overpower and defeat him. However the majority of his tactics rely on the illusionary powers of his Zanpakutō, manipulating all of the senses, making it easier to attack. Although he classes the power of his Zanpakutō worlds above the others, he is still highly cautious when entering battle, placing protections on himself to make sure that no blind spots he has are vulnerable.
  • Kidō Master: Aizen has shown himself to be proficient in the casting of Kidō spells. He was able to cast, without incantation, the level 90 Kidō spell, Black Coffin. Although he was nit able to fully utilise it's power or control it to it's best potential, it was potent enough to take down captain Sajin Komamura. Also during his escape from Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, he was able to erect Splitting Void, a Kidō spell with a rank of 81, without incantation, protecting him, Gin and Tōsen from one of the forbidden spells cast by Tessai, who was at the time, leader of the Kidō Corps and thus proficient with Kidō and probably the most powerful Kidō master Soul Society has ever seen. He can also cast powerful protection spells to protect himself in battle, namely protecting his blind spots.
  • Immense Strength: Aizen has shown himself to be powerful enough to stop Ichigo's Bankai with just the tip of his index finger (although exhausted from his battle previously with Byakuya Kuchiki) and almost cut him in half with just one swing of his Katana. He was also able to stop Renji's Shikai with his bare hand and then proceeded to break it with one swing of his sword, thus injuring Renji. He was also able to stop Komamura's Shikai with his hands alone, proving that he is more then capable of battling someone on the same level as he, and most likely even above. This is only reinforced when he is easily able to cut through Sajin's Bankai.
  • Immense Spiritual Pressure: Even compared to a Captain's Spiritual Pressure, his is considered to be the most powerful and fearful. Marechiyo Ōmaeda commented that just by being near Aizen was monstrously overwhelming. Even he commented on his own spiritual pressure. After the completion of Wonderwiess Margera, he said that the Hōgyoku was still in it's half awakened state, and that it would take twice a captains average spiritual pressure to utilise it's full power. (Before Aizen himself fused with the Hōgyoku (referring to himself)). It's also powerful enough to bring the Sexta Espada, Grimmjow Jeagerjaques, to his knees. He told Renji that he was finding it difficult not to crush him like an ant with his Spiritual Pressure. He also claims to be more powerful that any of the Espada. His Spiritual Pressure is so immense it's even been shown to nullify abilities, such as Soi Fon's Nigeki Kessatsu, by suppressing the poison with it.
  • Mater Swordsmanship Specialist: While the full extent of his powers are still unknown, he has shown that he can effortlessly protect himself against anothers Shikai, and in some cases Bankai, with his Zanpakutō still in its Sealed State. He can perform incredibly powerful and precise strikes with his blade which is able to cut through the sturdiest of foes, such as Renji's Shikai. He was also able to easily cut down 4 Captains - Two of which were in their Bankai States - and 4 Visoreds - three of which were former captains for the Gotei 13.
  • Flash Steps Master: It has been said that one doesn't know that they have been attacked by Aizen until his move has already taken place. He has been shown to easily out maneuver Ichigo's Hollow Mask Donned form whilst in Bankai and could lay a hand on his chest and still dodge a point blanc attack. He is also able to dodge, simultaneously, several attacks from Captain level attacks whilst in Bankai as well as being able to easily dodge attacks coming from behind. However it is unknown if he is faster that Yoruichi Shihōin or Soi Fon, due to them being able to catch up with him before he could unsheathe his sword.
  • Hand-to-Hand Combat Master: Although he prefers to use other methods such as his Zanpakutō or Kidō, he is highly capable of hand-to-hand combat and has shown himself to stop an enemies Shikai with only his hands. Whilst fighting offensively he is able to combine both Zanjutsu and Hakuda to strike simultaneously, striking with one hand and kicking his opponents with tremendous force with both amazing dexterity and agility.

Zanpakutō

Kyōka Suigetsu (鏡花水月, Mirror Flower, Water Moon) resembles a normal Katana when in it's sealed form. The only decoration on his Zanpakutō can be found on his tsuba which is hexagonal as opposed to rectangular. The two sides that run parallell along the blade are long whilst the sides above and below the blade are short, giving it the appearace of a Diamond shaped blade. It's handle is green.

  • Shikai: It's release command Shatter (砕けろ, kudakero) is used to both activate and deactivate it's shikai state. It's name, Kyōka Suigetsu, gives hint to it's illusionary capabilities; the moon reflected in the water, and a flower in a mirror are both things that can be seen, but not obtained. It's name is based on an old Chinese Proverb that teaches seeing and desiring something that is a dream that cannot be easily grasped in hand, and thus teaching them about temptations.
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