|This is the page for the manifested spirit form of Hyōrinmaru. For Tōshirō's Zanpakutō, see the Tōshirō Hitsugaya page|
"Don't make me laugh. There is no way a mere child such as yourself could be my master."
Hyōrinmaru is the manifested state of Tōshirō Hitsugaya's Zanpakutō. He is only seen in the anime filler arc Zanpakutō Unknown Tales.
Hyōrinmaru takes on the appearance of a young male with long, teal-green hair and an ice-blue X going across the center of his face, and grey eyes. In this human form Hyōrinmaru appears as a silent and very stoic person with samurai type garments, a chain around his waist (much like his Shikai) and a dull gold chain across his chest. His arms and legs are covered in ice, much like the appearance of Tōshirō using Bankai, and has a tail with an icey tip. At anytime he wishes, Hyōrinmaru can take the form of a icey serpentine dragon.
His nature is often calm and quiet only speaking when it is a matter of importance or when he has to. His composure is great enough to deal with the daily juvenile antics of the other spirits even when he become the centre of it all. However, upon taking form, he forgot the name of his master and his own name, unlike the other Zanpakutō spirits. His only reason for rebelling against the Shinigami was to find out his own name, his master and to find a place where he and his power were understood. Although usually being calm, he has a humorous side to him also. Isane goes to check up on Hitsugaya after their battle, to find his entire room frozen, he asks Isane casually if anything is the matter. After being scolded by her he removes the ice from the room, moments later he covers the room with ice again. Shocking Isane.
 Powers & Abilities
Hyōrinmaru is classed as the most powerful Ice-Type Zanpakutō in Soul Society. It has the power to manipulate and control both water and Ice. It's power is so overwhelming it can cause abnormal and extreme weather patterns on an immediate vicinity upon it's release, usually in the form of a thunderstorm or blizzard. He is so powerful that he can freeze anything or anyone he comes into contact with and can use a number of Ice based abilities.
- Shikai: At any given time he can release his Shikai state. It is a long sword with a star shaped tsuba and a crescent moon blade attached to the hilt via a long chain, which can extend to a great length if desired. The chain itself can be used as a weapon or a means to entangle the target.
- Shikai Special Ability: A slash of the Sword can generate so much Spiritual energy that it flows ice from the sword in the shape of a serpentine dragon. This Dragon can be used against opponents and freezes anything it touches. Hyōrinmaru can create several of this ice dragons to attack opponents from every direction. Whilst the dragons are hurtling toward the foe or in
- Sennen Hyōrō (lit. Thousand Years' Ice Prison): Hyōrinmaru creates pillars of ice that encircle the foe, and close in on the target. On his command, shown as turning his sword on a 90o angle, these pillars move toward the target and crush them.
- Bankai: Daiguren Hyōrinmaru (lit. Great Crimson Lotus Ice Ring): Hyōrinmaru takes on the form of a giant ice serpentine dragon with large wings. It is able to shoot ice from it's mouth at high speeds, and is so powerful it can freeze the flames of Ryūjin Jakka.