Top Ten Current Espada of Bleach

It has been speculated many times on the Internet and on Youtube of their Favorite Espada from Bleach. Vote Now to see who's truly the best!
The Top Ten
1 Ulquiorra Cifer - Espada #4 Ulquiorra Cifer is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

I haven't watched or read Bleach in a long time but he's definitely in my top 3 of fave Bleach characters. Why? I really couldn't give a definite reason. There are just some characters that stick with you. Ulquiorra just had a sort of aura around him that made you remember and like him, at least for me. I could never pronounce his name correctly but I can say I enjoyed every episode of the anime he was in because I wanted to know more about him. He made me curious about his life and saddened by his death. I was actually rooting for him to win and live. When you want someone who is a "villan" type to win over the hero that makes for an awesome character in my opinion.

The only thing that I didn't like about Ulquiorra is the way he died. First of all, I don't think it was a fair batlle because it was actually Ichigo's hollow who defeated Ulquiorra. Secondly, although I'm aware of the incredible power of Ichigo's hollow, I don't agree with the idea of him been able to defeat Ulquiorra in his second release. The gap in power between Ulquiorra's first release and Ichigo in his hollowfied formed was far too big to even consider the second one been able to defeat Ulquiorra, even after transforming again.

I guess that was the only possible explanation that the found to kill Ulquiorra.

Now this was on obvious one for me.
Now I thought Ulquiorra was my top 2nd espada.. But then I read his backstory. And let me tell you.

Its some of the most deep and sad stuff Kubo has written. Those who haven't read it, just search Ulquiorra Unmasked in YouTube.

That made me feel so sad for him, and it explains much better other then his inability to understand waht is a " soul" why his aspect of Death is Nihility. As by Ulquiorra's own words :
" If there is such a thing like happiness in this world, it should resemble the endless nothingness. Nihility is having nothing, and having nothing to lose. If that isn't happiness... Then what is? "

The best character Kubo ever wrote, and the best Espada, not for his style, not for his powers, not his rank, but his sad existence, is why Ulquiorra is my Number one Espada.

Ulquiorra was the best character in bleach. He was sound minded, skillful fighter, eager about human behaviour. He was a all rounder but since Ichigo is the main character, he (Ulquiorra) had to die otherwise Ichigo was nothing compared to him. I really loved his character. I wish Mr. Kubo could have shown him as secret agent of the Soul Society and bring him back on the show.

2 Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez - Espada #6

Grimmjow is without a doubt one of the best Espada. His character is the most complex out of all of them, his fighting abilities are awesome, and he's actually honorable to those he considers worthy opponents. Not to mention that his Resurrecion is without a doubt the coolest. He is also deceptively intelligent, but still loves to fight. While he may not be the strongest espada, his character is definitively the most well rounded of the lot

Best. Espada. Ever. Smart, cares about his team, and isn't boring and emo like Ulquiorra. Within minutes of meeting Ichigo, he knows what makes Ichigo tick--and he uses it to manipulate him because he's a psychopath--but still. He's also honorable; he repays Orihime for healing him, albeit roughly. And he refuses to fight Ichigo unless it's fair. Unlike, say, Nnoitra, who didn't think he could beat Nel even when he cheap-shotted her. No, he needed the eighth Espada's help too. In my opinion, the approval of the fan community is wasted on Ulquiorra. He may not be the most powerful, but that really shouldn't be what makes someone "cool."

Grimmjow wrecks... Tite Kubo should have given Segunda Etapa to Grimmjow instead of Ulquiorra. He's probably gonna come back to help Ichigo and Aizen with the final battle and I bet he's gonna wreck a ton of people. Zaraki Kenpachi is a badass, who doesn't love him? (excluding Tousen) Grimmjow is just the exact same as Kenpachi but he's just a bit weaker, since Noitra was able to beat Grimmjow but Kenpachi beat Nnoitra. Grimmjow is extremely powerful and can wreck a ton of enemies

Even though Ulqiorra was much more powerful than Grimmjow was and is Grimmjow had the most badass debut in bleach when he first met Ichigo he was like which one? And then bam! Rukias down then we skip to the part where grimmjow was punching ichigo's face repeatedly.

3 Coyote Starrk/Lilynette Gingerbark - Espada #1

This dude was able to hold his own against Shunsui and two visors, he was a beast. I really hope Tite Kubo lets him live, he would make a great good guy, mainly based on his personality. Coyote Starrk is one of my favorite characters ever in Bleach. The combo of Starrk and Lilynette was great, provided awesome battle with funny scenes. This duo should be at the top of the list.

Had very cool and versatile powers, didn't blatantly disrespect his opponents, showed a hint of, mercy to rose and love, probably the easiest espada to sympathize with since people have all felt lonely. Not to mention he's displayed the most overall combat skill of all the espada one of the truly great characters kubo has designed.

Why did you have to die? It is really sad that he died, he only fought because he saw Aizen and the rest of the Espada as friends. He also just lost completely lost the motivation to fight when Lilynette was killed.

Tired. Near-impossible to beat. Killed all his friends with his spiritual pressure. Split in two people to escape the loneliness. Need I say more? He could probably take on Aizen.

4 Tia Halibel - Espada #3

I love her calm and collected attitude. She cares for her fraccion as she was very upset when they died and she also wanted to avenge them. She strongly opposes the notion of killing others, especially if done to gain power. Definitely the best espada.

What I love about her is the way she is so calm while fighting toshiro and you know the way toshiro and her faught with them being able to counter each others attacks ice/water. also her story it kind is true and I was sad when aizen slashed her. but I don't know I just think she is cool

She was a female Vasto Lorde who could easily defeat male adjuchas in the Hueco Mundo, now that is extremely impressive as many characters stated that the male hollows/arrancars were much stronger than female.

On top of that, her blade can release incredible amounts of water pressure from the gils on it's side. She's also the 3rd Espada that Aizen ranked in order of raw strength and capabilities seen.

Also she beat a good amount of people before engaging in battle with Toshiro and lost to Toshiro because whe was tired as seen. Not only that, you can see that Halibel was very calm and barely trying to kill Toshiro. She also could've beat him after a minute or so of fighting if she was in her released form. If she was a protagonist, she'd be one of the main as she she doesn't like seeing her comrades on the verge of death and really cares for them. Ichigo would make a very good friendship with her.

Also, she became a major leader in the Hueco Mundo out of respect ...more

Well, Halibel, Stark, Ulquiorra and Grimmjow are the only likable ones with character development, so yeah.

5 Szayel Apporo Granz - Espada #8

If Mayuri wasn't around I'm sure Szayel would have won. In fact, if you pit this guy against Ichigo, I wouldn't be surprised if the Espada won.

Probably stronger than #7 because he joined quite late.

I think he should be higher then he was. He's just so creepy. He beat renji and uryu at the same time and took a Shakkahō to the face. He's my favorite.

6 Nnoitra Jiruga - Espada #5

He may be the most persistent of all the Espada. Not to mention the fact that he is quite strong and was able to face a fresh Kenpachi while he is himself tired and perhaps a bit wounded (from the fight against Nelliel). He even forced him to fight with both hands.

Regarding the development of the character, he is quite unique : he embodies very well the violent and bad guy whose motivations of fighting are unclear and turn into obsession. I personally find his look very astonishing (not to mention he looks like Shinji &) and paradoxically scary (his shape doesn't fit into his strength, as Ichigo noticed). In fact, he is a weirdly fearsome villain.

Nnoitra grew on me. Thought process went from "oh he's kind of creepy" to "wow what a badass".
I really liked his past with Nel and how it added layers to his character -suddenly Nnoitra isn't just another bloodthirsty brute. He's a guy who has insecurities and flaws, which complicate his actions.

The most Foul-mouthed character in Bleach.

Short tempered and highly resistant, this Espada has all the qualities to be on tohe top of this classification

7 Baraggan Luisenbarn - Espada #2

I think Baraggan should be at least in the top 3 Espadas. Nothing can hit him, except his own power. He can rot anything around him without no effort. In my opinion, he got the ability to kill Ulquiorra using his powerful sonido and respire.

Scariest espada. And the one who ruled las noches. He can kill anyone. If it wasnt for Hachi, soi-fon would be dead right now.

8 Aaroniero Arrurerie - Espada #9

If he ate aizen he'd be the strongest... Aizen should donate himself to aaroniero

I think his power is disgusting...

9 Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck - Espada #3

I liked this character so much... most likely too much, but every episode he's in is great and his death wasn't deserved. This is one of the few male characters in bleach that I would simp for.

Does she count I just added her on the list?
Since she was the former 3rd ranked espada.

10 Yammy Riyalgo - Espada #10/#0

Supposedly the Strongest Espada by Rank, one of two Espada alive.

Took Kenpachi ages to kill him, and strongest Espada by rank.

The Contenders
11 Zommari Leroux - Espada #7
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