|“||I never regret anything. That's just the way that I do battle.||„|
|~ Yumichika Ayasegawa|
Yumichika Ayasegawa (綾瀬川 弓親, Ayasegawa Yumichika) is the 3rd Seat officer and former 5th Seat officer in the 11th Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-B | At least 8-A | Unknown
Name: Yumichika Ayasegawa
Classification: Shinigami, 5th Seat of the 11th Division
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: At least City Block Class | At least Multi-City Block Class | Unknown
Durability: At least City Block level via power-scaling | At least Multi-City Block level via power-scaling | Unknown
Range: Extended melee range when fighting with his sword, several dozen meters with his true shikai
Standard Equipment: His Zanpakutō, Ruri'iro Kujaku
Intelligence: As a member of the 11th Division, Yumichika is skilled in melee combat, being able to keep up with foes as powerful and skilled as Barragan's Fraccion while utilizing his false Shikai. In addition, despite his foppish exterior, he is perceptive enough to correctly deduce that Giselle Gewelle was intentionally trying to provoke him and Ikkaku Madarame into attacking her as a means of activating The Zombie and the mechanics behind Bambietta Basterbine's The Explode.
Weaknesses: Yumichika refuses to use his true Shikai in the presence of the Gotei 13 members due to the nature of its powers, He is also extremely vain and takes slights to his appearance personally.
Ruri'iro Kujaku (瑠璃色孔雀, Azure Peacock), "nicknamed" Fuji Kujaku (藤孔雀, Wisteria Peacock). It has the form of an average katana. It has a bronze tsuba shaped like a German cross, purple hilt-wrapping, and fuchsia-colored sheath.
The spirit of Ruri'iro Kujaku is as vain as his owner, as Yumichika visibly gets angry with him for thinking of himself as beautiful, saying that he is full of himself. He even goes as far as to call his Zanpakutō annoying and tries to break the blade after performing Jinzen. Ruri'iro Kujaku is an odd sword, as it has a favorite color. "Azure" is its favorite while "Wisteria" is its least favorite. Because of this, Yumichika calls it "Fuji Kujaku", knowing that Ruri'iro Kujaku really hates that name so that it will sulk and doesn't reach full power. It is only when he calls it by its true name that its potential is achieved. Due to it being a Kidō-type Zanpakutō, Yumichika hides this from the 11th Division, for fear of being hated as the division is known for shunning non-direct combat blades.
- Shikai: The Shikai command as Fuji Kujaku is "Bloom" (咲け, sake). When referred to by its true name, Ruri'iro Kujaku's command becomes "Split and Deviate" (裂き狂え, sakikurue. Yumichika runs his hand along the length of the blade as it glows a white light and transforms. It takes the form of a sickle-shaped blade, or falx, distinguished from the khopesh by the cutting edge being located on the inside. A hinge at top of the hilt allows it to split into four identical and evenly spaced blades. The hilt and tsuba remain the same in this form.
Shikai Special Ability: When released as Ruri'iro Kujaku, the blades can flare up and transform into a number of glowing peacock feather-like vines. These vines move to grapple and ensnare an opponent. Once the opponent is sufficiently subdued the vines begin to grow energy buds that are being filled with the opponent's Reiatsu. The flowers actually use it as a form of power source, siphoning the Reiatsu the opponent emits in order to fuel their growth. When the flowers bloom the collected Reiatsu is turned against the opponent, either seriously incapacitating them or killing them in the process. By chewing on the petals of the bloomed flowers one's wounds are healed and their body is revitalized proportionate to the amount of Reiatsu consumed. When the effect is over the vines release the target and shrivel up. The vines then recede back into the hilt and the sealed blade is reconstituted.
Kidō Expert: Yumichika has demonstrated capable skill in Kidō techniques, able to use a mid-level Hadō spell without incantation.
- Hadō #57: Daichi Tenyō (大地転踊, Upturned Earth Dance; Viz "Ground Swell Dance"): Yumichika thrusts his hands outward, causing objects around him to levitate and throwing them towards the destination in which he chooses. The technique is precise enough to counter opposing flying objects.
Key: Shikai (Fake Name) | Shikai (Real Name) | Thousand-Year Blood War Arc