So, who are the strongest Bleach characters? To answer this question, I've ranked 30 of the most formidable fighters from the iconic anime series.
From raw strength to the best captain in the Soul Society, you can find them in the list. Keep in mind that this list is based on my own opinion.
So if your favorite character is not on the list, please be calm. Let's get started.
The Runner Ups
First, let's talk about the runner-ups. These characters still possess great strength, agility, and endurance and can still hold a fight against some opponents.
30. Love Aikawa
This man is a former captain of the 7th division. He is a vizard who has the ability of hollowfication as a result of an experiment gone wrong.
With his hollow mask, his strength and power are greatly augmented. But such a state only lasts for a few seconds to minutes.
29. Tosen Kaname
Tosen is the blind captain of the 9th division. But he betrays Soul Society when he joins Aizen in a dark and twisted way of gaining purpose.
Despite his visual impairment, this man has amazing swordsman skills and power that can nullify energy.
28. Tessai Tsukabishi
He is the former Grand Kidō Chief of the soul reapers society. As a Kidou master, Tessai can manipulate time and space, a forbidden technique in his world. He was exiled after helping the Vizards.
27. Komamura Sajin
He is the captain of the 7th Division. Being the captain, he has great spiritual power. In the manga, Komamura achieves the Humanification technique. Also, he is a Hakuda master, specializing in hand-to-hand battles.
26. Mayuri Kurotsuchi
This crazy scientist is the 12th Division captain of the Gotei 13. He loves to experiment with gross and weird things. His most powerful weapon is his mind, besides wielding a Zanpakuto.
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25. Rukia Kuchiki
As a captain of the 13th Division in the Gotei 13, Rukia is an immensely powerful Shinigami. Her first mission in the human world went awry when she unknowingly transferred her spiritual power to Ichigo.
Talking about abilities, Rukia can control temperature. She can reduce anyone to crumbling ice if she wants.
24. Yoruichi Shihoin
Yoruichi Shihoin was once a captain in the Soul Society. She has a wide range of unique abilities.
She can transform into a cat, and she can travel at high speeds. This pretty cat-person also has expert knowledge of hand-to-hand combat and kido.
As a result, she is one of the most versatile and dangerous characters who always emerge victorious. Yoruichi is also a skilled strategist, and she is often able to outwit her opponents.
23. Gin Ichimaru
Gin Ichimaru is one of the most powerful characters in the anime series Bleach. He possesses the ability to control an opponent's body, giving him the upper hand in any battle.
However, his true power lies in his intelligence. He is always one step ahead of his opponents, using their own strengths against them.
22. Jūshirō Ukitake
Ukitake is the previous captain of the 13th Division. He is famous for his fair and just treatment of all Soul Reapers, regardless of their rank or station.
Despite his sickly body, this former captain has enhanced durability. His perpetual sickness helps him achieve great medical knowledge.
His Zanpakuto’s Shikai form can absorb energy. Despite his challenges, Ukitake is a brave and loyal captain.
21. Toshiro Hitsugaya
Toshiro Hitsugaya is one of the strongest and youngest captains in Soul Society. He can defeat much older and experienced opponents with ease.
His Bankai is also one of the most powerful in all of Bleach. It allows him to control ice and water to create intensive attacks. Aside from his battle prowess, Toshiro is a compassionate person, always looking out for his friends and comrades.
20. Shinji Hirako
Shinji Hirako is a soul reaper. He is a Visored who possesses the ability to annihilate souls with a single swing of his sword. His power is so great that even the most powerful of enemies fear him.
In addition to his destructive power, Shinji is also a tactical thinker who can outmaneuver his opponents. After the fight with Aizen, he was reinstated as the Captain of the 5th division.
19. Soi Fon
Soi Fon, captain of the 2nd Division of the soul reapers, is a powerful fighter. Her Zanpakuto spirit is Suzumebachi. Its abilities include stinging enemies to death, with the third prick being the death sentence.
Like Yoruichi, she’s a shunpo and hakada master. Her speed is unmatched. Despite her initial anger with Yoruichi, she learns the reason behind the princess’ disappearance and betrayal.
18. Baraggan Louisenbairn
Baraggan is an incredibly skilled and powerful Arancar. He is in the 2nd rank in Aizen’s Espada, an elite soldier.
He can control the flow of time and even reverse death itself. This powerful character has age acceleration ability with just a touch.
Anything he touches ages in a matter of seconds to minutes, which causes death. As a master swordsman, his Zanpakuto takes the shape of a double-headed axe.
17. Kisuke Urahara
Kisuke Urahara is one of the most unique and intriguing characters in the Bleach universe. A former 12th division captain of the Soul Reapers, Kisuke has a wealth of knowledge.
He was a master inventor and scientist. He is also a master of kido, or magical spells, and is capable of using them to devastating effects.
His Kido skills are awesome that even other captains can’t match.
16. Coyote Starrk
Coyote Starrk is one of the strongest characters in the anime series Bleach. Despite being an Arancar, his abilities are comparable to a captain-level Shinigami. In the anime, you see him fight against Shunsui.
He uses pistols to channel his spiritual power. Starrk is one of the few Arancar who possesses a second being. His second being is called Los Lobos, akin to wolf or fox.
15. Oetsu Nimaiya
Will Oetsu Nimaiya appear in the upcoming (could be) last anime adaptation of Bleach? I hope so, because he’s one of the strongest characters in the series.
In the manga, he is a Zanpakuto creator. Being the Royal Guard of the Zero Division, he is the Third officer and possesses immense power. Since he is the original creator, he can sense the location of any Zanpakuto.
14. Askin Nakk Le Vaar
Askin is an imperial guard of the Soul King Yhwach and a strong Quincy. He can use some sort of poison to kill his enemies by ingesting the material.
With his spiritual power, he can decrease or increase the dosage to create a powerful potent that would kill anyone. Aside from this, this powerful character can heal himself of any wounds, even his internal organs.
His most terrifying ability is immunity from any energy-based attack, making him almost invincible.
13. Lille Barro
Lille Barro is Yhwach’s leader of the Imperial Guards. He has the X-axis, an ability that targets any enemy without a miss.
He is a Quincy. Thus, his energy takes the form of a rifle. Aside from this, his Quincy skills include teleportation. In the manga, he is the only one who can summon a second form for his Vollständig.
12. Senjumaru Shutara
This Shinigami is a Royal Guard and holds the position of Fourth Officer. She carries a needle that she uses in fighting enemies.
Plus, this needle can sew anything from a simple cloth to complicated sceneries that can act as an illusion. In the manga, Shutara has artificial limbs attached to her back.
Being a Fourth Officer, she could inflict powerful attacks on numerous opponents and other Shinigami.
11. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya Kuchiki is one of the strongest characters in Bleach. As the Captain Commander of the 6th Division, he is an expert swordsman with a keen intellect.
One of his most impressive powers is his use of Senbonzakura. His sword releases thousands of tiny blades when swung. While Senbonzakura is incredibly destructive, Byakuya can control the blades with great precision.
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10. Tenjiro Kirinji
Tenjiro Kirinji is a Royal Guard in Soul Society, holding the First Officer position. He is a master healer with remarkable abilities and can heal anyone.
With his knowledge, he taught Unohana every healing technique the Shinigami knows. Still, no one can surpass his healing invention.
Anyone who undergoes in his healing pools is sure to come out refreshed and whole. Despite his weak appearance, this Shinigami has incredible speed and overwhelming strength.
9. Kenpachi Zaraki
Kenpachi Zaraki is the captain commander of the eleventh division in the Gotei 13. He is known for his incredibly powerful spiritual energy and fighting skills.
Despite his ragged-looking katana, Kenpachi has racked up an impressive number of victories throughout his career.
He has difficulty controlling his energy. This is a manifestation of how immense his true powers are.
8. Shunsui Kyoraku
Shunsui Kyoraku is the former captain of the Eighth Division and the current captain of 1st Division in the Soul society's Gotei 13. He is one of the most easygoing captains.
Despite his playful personality, this curly-haired captain is a master of Kido, Shunpo and Hakuda. His Zanpakuto’s Shikai are dual blades or scimitars.
Being the master swordsman and captain, he’s one of the few who have achieved Bankai.
7. Sosuke Aizen
Sosuke Aizen was once the captain of the 5th Division. He possesses special abilities and phenomenal speed.
Aside from his physical strength, he is incredibly intelligent and manipulative. In the majority of the Bleach arcs, Aizen is the main antagonist.
Even after being imprisoned, he still plans to take over the entire world, risking his own life. His evil plans know no bounds. He uses his soul reaper abilities to achieve his goals.
Retsu Unohana is the strongest healer shinigami of her generation. She possesses contrasting abilities for her Zanpakuto.
In its Shikai form, her Zanpakuto has healing abilities. Her amazing spiritual energy makes her a healing master. But its Bankai is the opposite, which is a liquified red-colored acid.
Anyone who comes in contact with the acid, except for Unohana, can become a skeleton in a matter of minutes. This is way too scary and too potent.
5. Gerard Valkyrie
Gerard Valkyrie is a powerful Quincy with immense power. He can manipulate the outcome of an event by augmenting the fear in his enemies.
Aside from this, this Imperial Guard of Yhwach can sprout wings if he wants to fly. Gerard also has amazing Quincy abilities. But he is apathetic to other people’s feelings.
4. Ichibe Huosube
Ichibe Huosube is an incredibly talented fighter and the leader of the Zero Division or the Royal Guards of Soul Society. His Shinigami sword takes the form of a large brush that releases black ink.
The black ink nullifies a person’s energy and erases that person’s name. He is the only one who uses a different way to call his Zanpakuto’s final form, which everyone refers to as Bankai.
3. Ichigo Kurosaki
Ichigo is a substitute Shinigami who has a Hollow Mask and Quincy Powers. He gets all the powers but unfortunately, he never uses them all in the series.
If he’s given the years of training that the soul reapers have undergone, he could have developed these abilities to a frightening level.
Being the protagonist, Ichigo is one of the characters who have undergone a lot of development from a weakling Shinigami to the strongest.
2. Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto is the Commander-in-Chief of the Soul Society. He is also a master swordsman and the strongest Shinigami alive.
His Bankai can burn anyone or anything out of existence, making it one of the most powerful Zanpakuto ever made.
This old geezer is a master of everything due to his long existence in Soul Society. Anyone who tries to challenge him will be annihilated if Yamamoto so desires.
Many people believe that Yhwach is the strongest character in the anime series, Bleach. After all, he becomes the Soul King after absorbing and killing his father
He possesses powerful Quincy abilities. With his amazing power, he can fire multiple shots in quick succession and has a perfect combination of strength and speed.
In addition, he has enough power to take over the world in 9 days, as the Thousand Year Blood war so eloquently describes him.
Who is the strongest Bleach character?
I think it is Ichigo Kurosaki although my list says Yhwach. In Soul Society, the main protagonist is the only person who has the powers of a hollow, Shinigami, and Quincy. No other character has this combination of genetics. So, if he spends as much time as the other characters did in the anime, he could be the strongest. Unfortunately, not all of these powers manifested in the series.
Who are the top ten strongest characters in Bleach with amazing powers?
Well, you have seen my list. The top ten include the Soul King Yhwach, Yamamoto, Ichigo, Ichibe, Gerard, Unohana, Aizen, Shunsui, Kenpachi, and Tenjiro.
Is Ichigo the strongest character in Bleach?
For me, he is. He has defeated many powerful foes. Even though it takes a lot of effort and mostly half of his life, Ichigo manages to come out victorious every time.
Who is stronger Aizen or Ichigo?
This one is hard to answer. But I would say Ichigo. Despite the raw power and intellect of Aizen, his evil deeds have punished him in the end. Ichigo on the other hand uses the power of loyalty and friendship that he has.
So, who do you think are the strongest bleach characters? Let me know in the comment below.