|“||The Royal Guard's duty is to protect the Soul King Palace, and the Gotei 13 is to protect Soul Society. As someone who bears the name of Gotei, don't go crying to us about how help didn't come just because you couldn't do anything. It's already bad enough you're a disgrace to that title!||„|
|~ Kirinji to Suì-Fēng|
Tenjirō Kirinji (麒麟寺 天示郎, Kirinji Tenjirō) is a member of the Royal Guard, holding the title "Hot Spring Demon" (泉湯鬼, Sentōki). Tenjirō holds the position of the First Officer of the Royal Guard as the "Divine General of the East" (東方神将, Tōhō Shinshō).
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-A
Name: Tenjirō Kirinji
Attack Potency: At least Mountain level+ (Should not be too inferior to Kenpachi and is superior to Tōshirō. Was stated by Shunsui that the combined strength of Squad Zero was greater than the Gotei 13. Defeated Yhwach's Soldats with ease, which are above lieutenant class)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (He used shunpo to get from one of the floating cities to the main entrance to confront Yhwach, he appeared before Yhwach's Soldat could advance. During his time in Soul Society, he was known as "Lightning-Fast Tenjirō" (雷迅の天示郎, Raijin no Tenjirō) for his skill in Shunpo)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class+
Durability: At least Mountain level+
Range: Standard melee range normally, Unknown with Hot Spring Water Manipulation
Standard Equipment: His Zanpakutō which resembles a rowboat paddle.
Weaknesses: He has genuine overconfidence. He also tends to think too much during actual battles.
Master Healer: Kirinji is an incredibly proficient healer, having taught 4th Division Captain Retsu Unohana, who is regarded as the greatest healer in Soul Society, many of her techniques. Furthermore, he was adamant he could heal the grievous injuries of several Shinigami whom Unohana herself was unable to treat. His unique healing method involves a peculiar form of hot spring treatment, using two springs housed in his Kirinden.
Immense Spiritual Power: As a captain-class combatant and current member of the Royal Guard, Kirinji has an immense amount of spiritual power.
Shunpo Master: Kirinji is masterful when it comes to the use of Shunpo. He maneuvered behind 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng, who is arguably the greatest Shunpo user in Soul Society, without her noticing until he actually grabbed her, despite him being a mere few feet directly in front of her. During his time in Soul Society, he was known as "Lightning-Fast Tenjirō" (雷迅の天示郎, Raijin no Tenjirō) for his skill in Shunpo.Ōken: As one of the Royal Guards, Kirinji has the Ōken imparted in his bones, which grants him the ability to travel into and out of the Soul King Palace, as well as grant permission to others simply by willing it.
Hot Spring Water Manipulation: Kirinji can call forth the water of his specialized hot springs and manipulate its movement and temperature as he desires. When used offensively, it envelops the enemy and burns away their bodies with its temperature and special properties, or instantly replenish any lost blood of his comrades.
Kinpika (金毘迦, Gilded Splendor): Its sealed form takes the form of a small blade with a curved tip attached to a long wooden pole. The blade is covered by a wooden sheath with "Kirinji" (きりんじ) written on it. When sheathed, Kinpika resembles a rowboat paddle
- Shikai: Its release command is "Flash from Illuminating Heavens" (天照一閃, Tenshō Issen). Upon release, the blade of Kinpika glows brightly.
Shikai Special Ability: Unknown.
Bankai: Not yet revealed.