|“||He who fears not the blade he wields has no right to wield that blade.||„|
|~ Hisagi to Findorr|
Shūhei Hisagi (檜佐木 修兵, Hisagi Shūhei) is the co-lieutenant of the 9th Division, formerly under Captain Kaname Tōsen and currently under Captain Kensei Muguruma. He shares his position with Mashiro Kuna.
Powers and Stats
Name: Shūhei Hisagi
Classification: Shinigami, Lieutenant of the 9th Division
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery (swords, kusarigama), Flight, Shunpo Adept, Kido Adept, Spiritual Awareness, Can sense beings with reiatsu, Energy Projection and Electricity Manipulation (via Hadō spells)
Attack Potency: Town level+ (Should be in the same league as the likes of pre-timeskip Renji and also Tetsuzaemon Iba, an equal of Ikkaku. Dominated Yumichika till he used his true Shikai. Somewhat staggered Ayon with Tsuzuri Raiden)
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: Town Class+
Durability: Town level+ (Withstood attacks from Findorr, Ayon and Hollow Tōsen. Should be about as durable as Ikkaku and Renji)
Stamina: High (Took heavy damage from Ayon, and was able to fight and ultimately defeat his former captain, despite receiving further grievous injuries)
Range: Extended melee range to dozens of metres with his Shikai, tens to hundreds of metres with Kido spells.
Standard Equipment: Kazeshini, his Zanpakutō and Explosive Bands.
Intelligence: High. Was one of the best students at Shin'ō Academy and already considered a candidate for a Seated Officer position long before his graduation, well aware of his own strengths and weaknesses, can be a cunning combatant and make the best of a situation where the odds are against him.
Weaknesses: Reluctant to release his Shikai unless he absolutely has to.
Kusarigamajutsu Master: While afraid of his Zanpakutō's Shikai, Hisagi is highly proficient in its use, using his mastery of a variation of Kusarigamajutsu (which features fighting at a distance with substantial usage of the chains to ensnare opponents, as well as using his Zanpakutō as a long-ranged, throwing weapon). This allows Hisagi to fight using a large variety of attack angles and styles.
Shunpo Expert: Hisagi is proficient enough in Shunpo to keep up with lieutenant-level Shinigami. His skill allows him to move fast enough to dodge a vast majority of multiple Bala blasts that are fired at him.
High Spiritual Power: Being a lieutenant of the Gotei 13, Hisagi also boasts a high spiritual energy.
Kazeshini (風死, Wind of Death): In its sealed form, Hisagi's sword looks like a regular katana with an octangular tsuba. Hisagi typically carries his Zanpakutō at his waist, but has on occasion carried it on his back.
- Shikai: Kazeshini's Shikai command is "Reap" (刈れ, kare). When released, it takes the form of two Kusarigama-like weapons, each with two scythe blades, with one inverted, giving it the resemblance of a pinwheel. The blades are connected to a spiked rod tethered together by a long chain. While in Shikai form, Kazeshini can be swung by its chains in large circles, allowing the bladed portion to spin like a fan. The chains are extendible, giving Hisagi great ranged ability. Kazeshini can also be used for entangling an opponent's sword, or other weapons; It can even immobilize opponents. Although he dislikes the shape of his weapon, he is extremely proficient in wielding them; he uses them as projectiles and controls them at range by moving its chains, making Kazeshini's paths unpredictable.
- Kubikake (首挂, Neck-Hanging): A physical technique that Hisagi can use by throwing the chain of Kazeshini around the neck of his opponent, from here he can pull the chain hanging the opponent strangling or ensnare them knocking them off balance and bringing them toward him.
Bankai: Not revealed. In the ten years following Yhwach's defeat, Hisagi claims to have mastered his Bankai, though none of his peers or captain have seen it, as Hisagi states that he has not had a chance to unleash it recently.
Kidō Expert: Hisagi is well-versed enough in Kidō to have an understanding of at least fairly high-level Kidō spells without incantation, most noticeably Binding No. 62. He is able to use them in conjunction with his released Zanpakutō to deliver more damage to his opponents.
- Hadō #11: Tsuzuri Raiden (綴雷電, Bound Lightning): Hisagi generates an electric current through any object they touch, which damages anything or anyone which is in contact with the object the current runs through.
- Bakudō #62: Hyapporankan (百歩欄干, Hundred Steps Fence): Generating a blue-white glowing rod of energy in his/her hand, the practitioner throws it at the intended target. It multiplies into a hundred more rods, which rain down on the target and pin him or her against a solid surface, completely immobilizing them. It is hard to dodge in a small area. Alternatively, the practitioner can generate the rods around their body and propel them at their opponent with a simple hand gesture.
Note: Hisagi was able to pierce released Tosen's head with his sealed Zanpakuto and finish him by releasing his Shikai. Though it might be a PIS/outlier, we still don't know the true ability of Kazeshini and its full extent of power yet.