|“||You don't want to give me this sword, do you, Captain? Is it for my sake? Just as my mother decided to cast aside her curse of her own will, I choose with my own will to take that curse upon myself. And besides, even if I do become cursed, I will...No... I have a feeling the one I love will be the kind of man to scoff at the notion of a curse and laugh it off as ridiculous.||„|
|~ Nanao to Shunsui|
Nanao Ise (伊勢 七緒, Ise Nanao) is the co-lieutenant of the First Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Shunsui Kyōraku, and Vice-President of the Shinigami Women's Association.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-C | 7-C, Unknown with Shinken Hakkyōken
Name: Nanao Ise
Classification: Shinigami, Co-lieutenant of the First Division, Former lieutenant of the 8th Division
Attack Potency: Town level+ (Should be comparable to other lieutenants like Momo Hinamori and Rangiku) | Town level+, Unknown with Shinken Hakkyōken (Was able to cut Lille even though he was intangible, the Shinken Hakkyōken redirect the opponents attacks back at them)
Speed: Hypersonic+ (Should be comparable to the other lieutenants, able to keep up with Shunsui and Ukitake, although she was exhausted afterwards) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Kept up with Shunsui, was also complemented by him to have improve)
Lifting Strength: Regular Human
Striking Strength: Town Class+ | Town Class+, Unknown with Shinken Hakkyōken
Durability: Town level+ (Should be comparable to other lieutenants) | Town level+
Range: Extended melee range with Zanpakutō, Hundreds of meters with Kidō
Standard Equipment: Her Zanpakutō, Shinken Hakkyōken and books
Intelligence: Gifted. Nanao is able to create new Kidōs in mere moments by herself, do Shunsui's paperwork and graduated from the academy with Kidō only
Weaknesses: None notable
Shunpo Expert: Initially, Nanao is only proficient enough in Shunpo to keep up with most lieutenant-level Shinigami. When Shunpo masters Shunsui Kyōraku and Jūshirō Ukitake were fleeing Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, she was able to keep up with both captains, though she was exhausted from struggling to keep up after a while. However, by the time that the Gotei 13 invade Wahrwelt, Nanao improves her Shunpo skill to the point where she can keep up with her captain's speed without tiring, something which Shunsui compliments and praises her for.
High Spiritual Power: Being a lieutenant of the Gotei 13, Nanao boasts a high amount of spiritual energy.
Shinken Hakkyōken (神剣•八鏡剣, Divine Sword, Eight Mirror Sword; Viz "Divine Eight Mirror Sword"): Shinken Hakkyōken is a holy sword held by the Ise family, a Shinto family. Because they are in charge of rites and rituals, the members of the family do not have their own individual Zanpakutō, instead the head of the house inherited and used Shinken Hakkyōken, which is passed down from generation to generation.
- Shikai: Shinken Hakkyōken takes the form of an ornate medium-sized bladeless sword with a flat end. Its "blade" is decorated with four inlaid diamonds, resembling the design commonly found on the wrapped hilt of a katana, and its forte possesses a tassel on either side. Instead of a tsuba, there is a ornate band guard covering an inch of the blade with tassels hanging from either side of it. The handle of Shinken Hakkyōken is only somewhat shorter than the "blade", and possesses two tassels attached to the ring at its end.
Shikai Special Ability: Purportedly, Shinken Hakkyōken has the power to take the power of a god into itself and disperse it off into the eight directions. The blade itself reflects the power of the godly opponent that its wielder is facing; when confronted by the sword while in the true form of his Quincy: Vollständig, Lille Barro was unable to even see it due to how bright it appeared to be, and actually lost his left hand to a blow from the sword, despite having been able to phase through most of Shunsui Kyōraku's attacks prior to this. A blow from the sword results in energy being dispersed in multiple directions at once. Nanao can also reflect attacks back at their users by holding the blade in front of her; when used against Lille's Trompete, a large blast of energy that destroyed most of the area in its path, Shinken Hakkyōken protected a thin strip of land while erasing a vertical section of Lille's body, causing him to disintegrate into energy shards. However, the energy dispersed by the sword can harm Nanao herself if she is not careful.
Kidō Expert: Nanao claims she was appointed to her position as lieutenant solely due to her ability in Kidō. She is skilled enough to easily create intricate and advanced spells like Hakudan Keppeki within a small amount of time when given the right information. She was also skilled enough to quickly create a new seemingly more powerful hexagonal barrier to stop Haschwalth, despite stating it looks weaker, which he complemented her even more for because he would have to resort to a more violent method to break through it. As a student in the Shin'ō Academy, Nanao specialized in and focused on Kidō because she was unable to imprint on her Asauchi, allowing her to graduate with her Kidō grades alone.
- Hakudan Keppeki (白断結壁, White Severing Boundary Wall; Viz "Ultimate White Wall"): Nanao creates a protective wall adorned with the emblem of the Kidō Corps encircling the kanji for "one", which can completely prevent the entry of any Quincy power for a limited period of time. It was created with traces of Quincy Reiatsu.
- Hexagon Barrier: An unnamed barrier created by Nanao. It was noted by Jugram Haschwalth to contain a trap within it.
Key: Pre-Timeskip | Thousand Year Blood War Arc