Most Powerful Bleach Characters (Anime Only)Silurus_Glanis I hope that at some point in the future the 'Bleach' Anime series is gonna be continued.
Until then, we cannot be certain how powerful additional characters from the Manga really are.
The list also includes a few characters which occurred only in Anime.
Many characters who occur in this list have more than only one 'form' (or 'resurrection'), to determine their rank only the (arguably) most powerful form was taken into consideration.
The Top Ten
The most powerful individual in Bleach. - Silurus_Glanis
This dude can burn planets and ichigo could not in that arc
He is really strong, but the 'Big Bad' of the series is beyond reach, obviously. - Silurus_Glanis
Switch the head captain
He is powerful, took on multiple tough opponents at a time. - Silurus_Glanis
One of the strongest captains, defeated guys like Yammy (Espada #0) with ease.
It can only be guessed how well he would have performed against the Wannabe-Godlike One. - Silurus_Glanis
Contributed a lot to the final downfall of the main antagonist.
Also, unlike several other captains before him, he put up a good fight against the 'Big Bad' (before it evolved to an even stronger version). - Silurus_Glanis
Bankai is very impressive and crushes most oppenents with ease. - Silurus_Glanis
I have no doubt that Lord Aizen would have ranked him as Espada #0 instead of #4, if he had known about Ulquiorra's 'segunda etapa'. - Silurus_Glanis
Out of all other characters except Ichigo he came closest to defeating a megalomanic and overpowered Lord. - Silurus_Glanis
Together with Kisuke Urahara and Isshin Kurosaki she put up a much better fight against the main antagonist than most other captains & visored before. - Silurus_Glanis
The most powerful Espada (safe from Ulquiorra in 'segunda etapa' mode). - Silurus_Glanis
He's not only one of the most amusing troll characters in Bleach, but also capable of crushing such strong opponents like Espada #8 with ease (thanks to his exceptionally good preparations for battles). - Silurus_Glanis
We know he had an intense fight against the combined power of Byakuya and Ichigo (without Hollow powers), and didn't lose, so he must be powerful, obviously. - Silurus_Glanis
Very cool & skilled guy with a strawhat. - Silurus_Glanis
One of those very few individuals who put up a good fight against the most powerful villain. - Silurus_Glanis
Good performance vs. some of the strongest opponents. - Silurus_Glanis
Becomes the highest ranked Espada (#0) after using his Resurrecion, such that only the strongest captains like Kenpachi can defeat him. - Silurus_Glanis
Simply freezes even some of the strongest Espadas (e.g. #3 Halibel) with his strong Bankai. - Silurus_Glanis
Scary & very powerful ability. - Silurus_Glanis
As the story progresses he becomes remarkably stronger, defeats Espada #10 temporarily, and former Espada Arrancar #105 completely. - Silurus_Glanis
Very devastating fusion of Shinigami & Hollow powers. - Silurus_Glanis
Capable of reflecting a powerful Hollow attack onto its user, therefore one of several decisive individuals who took down Espada #1. - Silurus_Glanis
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