Nnoitra gilga
I want to die in the heat of battle. That's why I wanna get stronger. The stronger I get, the more battle will surround me. I want to be able to live and breathe the heat of battle.
~ Nnoitra to Nelliel


Nnoitra Gilga (ノイトラ・ジルガ, Noitora Jiruga; Viz: Nnoitora Gilga) is an Arrancar and the Quinto (5th) Espada in Sōsuke Aizen's army.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 7-A | 7-A

Name: Nnoitra Gilga

Origin: Bleach

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Arrancar, 5th Espada

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Pseudo-Flight, Expert Swordsmanship, Sonido (Speed enhancement technique), Ability to use Reiryoku and exert it as Reiatsu to increase the user’s offensive power and defensive abilities, Can use basic Arrancar techniques (like Cero and Bala), Can sense beings with Reiatsu (with Pesquisa), Dimensional Travel (via Garganta), Enhanced Hierro (Arrancar's steel-like skin), Transformation (Resurrection), Regeneration (Low-Mid), BFR via Caja Negacion

Attack Potency: Mountain level (Superior to base Grimmjow. Should not be weaker than Tōshirō Hitsugaya) | Mountain level+ (Matched an eyepatchless Kenpachi Zaraki. Should not be weaker than Bankai Hitsugaya)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (At least comparable to Base Grimmjow and Bankai Ichigo) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Traded blows with and, at one point, even began to outdo Kenpachi Zaraki, who is swift enough to keep up with the likes of Byakuya Kuchiki)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman

Striking Strength: Mountain Class | Mountain Class+

Durability: Mountain level (Stronger than base Grimmjow), higher with Hierro (Zaraki needed time to "sharpen" his reiatsu in order to cut through him. Should be more than capable of shrugging off attacks from the likes of Shikai Hitsugaya) | Mountain level+ (Took multiple attacks from an eyepatchless Kenpachi, survived Kendo and was able to do a final attack but was ultimately defeated), higher with Hierro

Stamina: Very High. Can continue fighting despite being slahed multiple times across the chest, including one slash so deep that it should have instantly put him down. Vastly weaker characters can fight for days without rest.

Range: Several meters normally, Several hundreds of meters with Cero and Gran Rey Cero

Standard Equipment: His Zanpakutō, Santa Teresa, Caja Negación

Intelligence: Combat Expert.

Weaknesses: Arrogance.

Notable attacks/Techniques:


Nnoitra's Hierro

Enhanced Hierro: Nnoitra holds the self-proclaimed title of the strongest Hierro of all Arrancar (including the Espada past and present), allowing him to withstand almost any attack with no sign of injury. However, Kenpachi Zaraki eventually found the necessary requirements to harm him after a brief trial-and-error duel; sharpening his Reiatsu in order to cut through Nnoitra's Hierro. This shows that while his Hierro is strong, all the opponent has to do in order to overcome it is "adapt" to its density with their own Reiatsu.

Pesquisa (ペスキサ, Spanish for "Inquiry", Japanese for "Probe Circuit"): An Arrancar's ability to measure and locate Reiatsu.


Indice Radar

  • Indice Radar (捜指法 (インディセ・ラダール), Indise Radāru; Japanese for "Searching Way", Spanish for "Mark Radar"): Nnoitra is capable of using an advanced version of Pesquisa. While the technique normally works by entering a meditative state and functioning like sonar, all Nnoitra needs to do is put his hand to a grounded surface. His Pesquisa is even able to gauge the amount of spiritual power an enemy has, which he uses to identify potentially strong opponents.
Nnoitra Cero

Nnoitra's Cero

Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Sero; Spanish for "Zero", Japanese for "Hollow Flash", Doom Blast in the Viz translation"): His Cero attacks are uniquely golden, and are fired from the tip of his tongue as opposed to using his hands or fingers like most other Arrancar do.

  • Gran Rey Cero (グラン・レイ・セロ, Spanish for "Grand King Zero", Japanese for "Royal Hollow Flash"): A variation of the Cero technique used by the Espada. By mixing their own blood with a Cero, an Espada can fire a Cero with much greater attack power and speed, in addition to having a change of color unique to them. It is many times more powerful than a normal Cero.
  • Cero Oscuras (セロ・オスキュラス, Spanish for "Dark Zero", Japanese for "Black Hollow Flash"): A far more powerful Cero than an average Cero, with a vast range and massive attack power.

Bala (バラ, Spanish for "Bullet", Japanese for "Hollow Bullet"): A technique that fires hardened spiritual pressure. Less powerful than a Cero, but can be successively fired at 20 times the rate.

Immense Spiritual Power: Nnoitra has an incredibly high Reiatsu, and is able to fight on par with Kenpachi Zaraki, a captain well known for high Reiatsu. It is because of this high spiritual power that Nnoitra has strong Hierro. He is just below the power level of the top four Espada, who are strong enough to destroy Las Noches simply by releasing their power.

Descorrer (解空(デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void"): A technique used by Espada-level Arrancar, and sometimes others, to open a Garganta between the Human World and Hueco Mundo.

Sonído: Nnoitra has used Sonído when discussing Orihime Inoue with Ulquiorra Cifer. He has also used it in battle, but his skill level with the technique is unknown. He is fast enough to overwhelm a battle-worn Ichigo using his Bankai.


Caja Negación

Caja Negación (反膜の匪 (カハ・ネガシオン), kaha negashion; Spanish for "Negation Box", Japanese for "Anti-Membrane of Negation"): An item given to the Espada by Sōsuke Aizen. Caja Negación is a special cube-shaped device that is intended to simulate the effects of Negación fields on the target. When used, the cube isolates and traps the subject in a separate, alternate dimension from which an Arrancar of average strength cannot escape. A Caja Negación is utilized by an Espada in order to punish their Fracción if they deem that the situation requires it. The device was not intended to be used on other Espada and as they are much stronger than the average Arrancar, an Espada would be able to escape from the alternate dimension within a certain amount of time.

Zanpakutō and Resurrección

158Nnoitra's Zanpakuto

Nnoitra's Zanpakuto

Santa Teresa (聖哭螳螂 (サンタ テレサ), Santa Teresa; a common Spanish language name for "Mantis religiosa," or in English, "Praying Mantis," Japanese for "Sacred Crying Mantis"): Nnoitra's Zanpakutō is uniquely different from the Zanpakutō of many of the other Espada since, unlike the basic sword shape of most Arrancar, Santa Teresa takes the form of a giant axe-like weapon bearing two crescent moon-shaped blades fused together at the backs, with a large looped chain connected to the shaft at the end of the handle. The chain is connected to Nnoitra's waist, allowing him to perform long-ranged attacks. During Nnoitra's time as the 8th Espada, it had only one crescent moon blade, as opposed to the two that it features now.

201Nnoitra's Resurreccion

Nnoitra's Resurrección

Resurrección: The release command is Pray (祈れ, inore). Nnoitra gathers spiritual energy, forming a yellow aura around him and creating a small shockwave. He then lifts Santa Teresa over his head and says the release command, which causes spiritual energy to flow out from the empty space of the top blade. In this form, Nnoitra gains an extra set of arms, which take on an insect-like carapace and clawed hands, with each hand holding a large scythe-like weapon as well. The scythes themselves resemble the appendages of a praying mantis, and have a small golden tassel at the end of each staff. He also gains a golden marking extending from his forehead to below his right eye, as well as a pair of horns on his head resembling a crescent moon, with his left horn longer than his right. He gains several white, tendril-like appendages around his torso which extend over the sides of his abdomen. His Hollow mask also changes, becoming torn, with the teeth extending over the hole itself. The weapons are used by him to both defend and then rapidly attack his opponent, such as in his fight with Kenpachi.

Resurrección Special Ability: In this state, Nnoitra's physical abilities are enhanced.

  • Instantaneous Limb Generation: Nnoitra can grow an extra set of arms for a total of six. He keeps one set hidden, which he can grow out instantly to perform surprise attacks.
  • Weapon Generation: Nnoitra can grow his scythe-like weapons out of the folds of his wrists, allowing him to replace lost or damaged weapons easily.
  • High-Speed Regeneration: Nnoitra has the rare ability to instantly heal injuries while in his released from. The power also allows him to regenerate severed limbs. However, the weakness of High-Speed Regeneration is that it cannot heal injuries to his internal organs or the brain, and will cease working once either scenario occurs.

Key: Base | Resurrección


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