[115] After the battle for Soul Society ends, Kenpachi is reported to have narrowly escaped death, despite being left in a comatose state. [70] Noticing there is no movement from an unresponsive Kenpachi, Nnoitra sets his sights on Yachiru, but Kenpachi, recovering, cuts off one of his arms. Kenpachi states he has finally gotten use to the strength of Nnoitra's Hierro. When Kenpachi attacks the clone, Gremmy reveals they will not die and points out a huge meteorite hurtling toward the Seireitei. For the manifested spirit see Nozarashi (Zanpakutō spirit), Nozarashi (野晒, Weather-Beaten One; Viz "Weather Beaten"):[200] Kenpachi was able to imprint onto his Zanpakutō while still an untrained child. In fact, Kenpachi did took some of Yamamoto lessons to heart, such as when he faced the Gold & Silver Brothers in an attempt to avenge Yumichika death, Kenpachi quoted on how Yamamoto would say, it is a captains duty to defeat the enemies his subordinates couldn't, showing Kenpachi had some respect for the old Head Captain. Zaraki later admits that he lost, but he needs to get stronger and pay Ichigo back. Kenpachi was defeated after being sent flying over the horizon with the Demon Armageddon. This article is a Disambiguation page for "Kenpachi Zaraki". Kenpachi explained to him a philosophy to follow for people like them: "Don't admit defeat and seek death. As Unohana repeatedly heals him, he eventually wounds her. [108] Later, when Ichigo, seeking the return of Kūgo's body, goes to Soul Society, Kenpachi, informed of his arrival, is among the captains present to hear Ichigo's request.[109]. [36] When Ichigo's hand starts to bleed, Kenpachi, asking him why he is surprised his sword cannot cut him, pushes Ichigo back, using his arm against his blade. Zaraki also helps fight off the Bount invasion and successfully defeats Maki Ichinose, a former member of his squad who left after Zaraki killed his captain. Kenpachi is the eleventh Kenpachi to hold the position. Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: While preferring to use his blade in battle, Kenpachi has proven several times to be very dangerous while barehanded, showing considerably effective brawling prowess. [48] Kenpachi, battling Captain Komamura and Captain Tōsen, easily fends them off, leading him to goad them into releasing their Bankai. As his Reiatsu builds at a devastating rate, Senbonzakura's Bankai, coming into contact with it, is easily dissipated, much to the Zanpakutō Spirit's surprise. Later, they were present at the battle of the division against a caterpillar Hollow. episode of Death Battle, and the seventeenth episode of AgentHoxton's Death Battles. He later appears to save Ichigo from the Cero Espada Yammy by cutting off one of his legs, and further engaging him in combat with Byakuya Kuchiki. Kenpachi punches Gerard in the chin, sending him flying back off the edge of Wahrwelt as he wonders what this power is. Although he thrives for battle, Kenpachi does have emotions. His overwhelming strength, power, aggressive fighting style, and Yachiru by his side. Kenpachi loses his arm due to the power of his Bankai. [58], When Yamamoto calls him and the other captains for an emergency meeting, Kenpachi complains. [132] When Ichigo arrives and moves to him, Kenpachi asks him what he is doing here, prompting Ichigo to proclaim he is here to save him. [72] Kenpachi, standing over Nnoitra's corpse, victorious, thanks him for the good fight. He said Ikkaku should live, come back, and try to kill him again. [105] When Kenpachi greets Ikkaku as the dimension he was in disappears, Ikkaku is surprised Kenpachi is out of his dimension so early, only for him to say Ikkaku is late. [194] Despite having his arm mangled by Pernida's The Compulsory, Kenpachi still managed to nonchalantly hold his sword with that arm. Byakuya and Kenpachi arrive to help Ichigo. [53], A week after the incident with Aizen, Kenpachi finds Ichigo training with Ikkaku on his division's grounds. Much to Byakuya's surprise, Kenpachi effortlessly blocks the attack, asking if Byakuya actually thought he could not follow his Shunpo. He is more willing to listen to reason, having backed down from searching for his missing lieutenant on his own when Nanao Ise explained it would be more practical to have his division conduct the search. [191], Supernatural Endurance: His physical prowess is equally shown by his resilience. [35], Ichigo, attacking Kenpachi's exposed chest, causes no injury, much to his confusion. When Byakuya asks him what he is talking about, Kenpachi states he figures Byakuya must be bored standing around, so he figures he would at least allow him to finish the Espada off. [8] OtakuKart named him the "5th Strongest Captain in Bleach", stating "This guy is total monster who does not even use his Shikai but with bare sword and immense spiritual pressure he was able to defeat Nnoitra. He has so much that even while wearing his energy-sealing eyepatch, his prowess is not noticeably hindered as he is still able to fight two captain-level opponents at once who were both using their Bankai. When Inaba reveals his Shikai's ability to control space, though Hitsugaya keeps his distance, Kenpachi proceeds to attack Inaba, prompting him to record Kenpachi's attack and cuts him down with it.[96]. Disappointed by Kenpachi's Bankai, Gerard attempts to punch him, who responds by biting down on Gerard's knuckle and rip the whole arm off. Though at first he was against it, Kenpachi was persuaded upon realizing the two had similar fighting traits, and, as such, would like to fight by his side. [135], Later, Kenpachi asks Urahara if charging the spheres will make them fly, prompting Urahara to explain how they will be creating doors to the Soul King Palace. Before the two can continue their fight, they are interrupted by Ashisogi Jizō in its Bankai form. After the Wandenreich leaves, Zaraki recovers and engages Unohana in what both expect to be a fight to the death, in order to train him in dealing with the Wandenreich. [79] Kenpachi cuts off another of Yammy's legs, causing the Espada to fall down. [176] He can carry three full-grown human corpses on his shoulders without any apparent effort. As he, saying his current contract allows him more power than ever before, claims he is unmatched, he is interrupted by Kenpachi, who, cutting Giriko in half, says it was boring. When Byakuya, deducing Kenpachi expects him to clean up his mess, asks who he thinks he is talking to, Kenpachi states he does not like to kill weaklings. During the fight, Ichigo becomes enough of a challenge that Zaraki removes his eye patch, thus releasing the extra power it has been devouring. When Tōsen impaled Kenpachi, and when Kenpachi managed to slash Tosen, twice, there was less blood shown in the anime compared to the manga, His theme song, as chosen by Tite Kubo, is Massive Attack's "Superpredators.". [113] When Haschwalth asks how he defeated three Sternritter so easily, Kenpachi casually explains each situation while referring to the three as trash. Yammy, enraged, attacks Kenpachi. While Ichigo, Ganju Shiba, and Hanatarō Yamada run through the Seireitei, they feel Kenpachi's tremendous Reiatsu. When Byakuya asks why he had taken such a risk, Kenpachi states if he had not, he would not take the fight seriously. Confirming this, Kenpachi asks Gremmy if he wants to fight and reminds him of his claim of being the strongest Quincy. Their disharmony left Nozarashi with little spiritual energy and became easier to damage; it is a chipped and seemingly worn-down blade upon its edge. After a short skirmish, Zaraki stabs Ichigo thru the chest, seemingly killing him. [49], When Tōsen releases his Bankai, Kenpachi learns he cannot see, hear, and sense spirit energy. Later, in Hueco Mundo, Zaraki comes to Ichigo's aid during his battle with the Arrancar Tesla, dealing the Arrancar a mortal blow with a single strike and then engaging the Espada Nnoitra in battle. [20] Likewise, he shows far more concern for Yachiru than previously; when he discovers she is missing, Kenpachi frantically orders his men to begin looking for her.[21]. As the Seireitei starts falling apart, Kenpachi is shocked by Urahara's statement that the Soul King must have died. [1] His immense fighting prowess is the reason why Kenpachi was recognized as one of the 5 Special War Powers by the Wandenreich. During his first battle with Ichigo, the eyepatch is more elegant, having a gold-like lining and a chain as one of the straps. [57], Kenpachi helps fight off the Bount Invasion in Soul Society. As Kenpachi becomes annoyed by these interferences, the lieutenants arrive to aid their captains. Kenpachi, deflecting Ichigo's next attack, stabs his sword into a nearby building. She continues to pull on his ears as he walks. District 80 was the worst, most lawless region of Rukongai, full of thieves and murderers (whereas area #1 was the most orderly and law-abiding). Unfortunately for Nnoitra during the ensuing fight Zaraki's eye-patch, which is a special seal that strongly 'consumes' his Spirit Pressure (this way battles will last longer allowing him to have more fun,) is cut off allowing Zaraki to fight at full power. After Kenpachi defeats all of the Onmitsukidō, he, preparing to fight the Reigai, is stopped by Komamura, who emerges unscathed. [4] They fought in a rematch in season 2, and Kenpachi lost again - this time after being smashed through a mountain by the Misogi. Healing his wounds, Gremmy thanks Kenpachi for pointing this out to him and state he will reveal his strongest technique before creating a clone of himself. Byakuya, retaliating, says lower-class people do not understand the feelings of nobles. He also appears in the second movie, being the first to charge in and attack Sōjirō's new dragon form; he helps out in the final battle as well. A noticeable trait in his appearance is his long thin scar running down the left side of his face, which he gained before finding his future lieutenant, Yachiru Kusajishi. Kenpachi Zaraki is an anti-hero from Bleach. When Byakuya appears behind Kenpachi, the latter can only react by placing his arm up, causing his forearm to be slashed by Byakuya's attack. [74] When Ichigo hears from Aizen he plans to destroy Karakura Town, he proceeds to run off. All stabbed by his sword! This battle finally showed what he’s capable of and while the animation weren’t that good, the fight showed us what Kenpachi is truly capable of. Kūgo then stabs Ichigo Kurosaki and uses his sword to absorb Ichigo's Fullbring abilities. True to his title, Kenpachi is bloodthirsty and reckless, loving nothing more than a good fight and intentionally impairs himself to prolong what would otherwise be an overly swift battle. Immeasurable Spiritual Power: Even by a captain's standards, Zaraki's Reiryoku is monstrous. 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