Top 10 Strongest Bleach Characters

The Top Ten
1 Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ichigo defeated Aizen so he should be at least near the top 5 not only that he can defeat all the captains and everyone in the soul society. He is always getting beat up but he always finds a way to win. Coyote stark should be numer 6 because 1 he has a very obvious weakness and got defeated by a captain. So if coyote stark espada 1 and got taken out by a captain imagine what ichigo can do! If there is a way to put ichigo in the top 5 please bring him up.

I believe we should be objective Ichigo has potential to be the strongest no doubt but presently more frequently he is weak. Zaraki would have killed him if his inner hollow did not save him, Aizen would have also killed him was just lucky not to be there when he released his shikai not to speak of if he ever did bankai. And its proven that Magic based Zanpaktou used properly would defeat brute strength swords. They keep saving Ichigo

He is truly the strongest because the captains of the soul society were indeed strong and trained for years and had skills but ichigo didn't have a lot of training but manages to surpass most of them in no time. He also has hollow powers of his own, also every battle he's fought he becomes stronger and could have defeated Aizen if not for the hogocu's powers merging with his.

Dang, can someone tell me how Naruto Uzumachi make it to the Bleach anime and manga votes. Ichigo is a killa when he is in beast mode. Him and Rukia is a perfect team while him and Orihime is the perfect couple. Go get Orihime, Ichigo. And keep killin' those hollows anytime when you fight what them. You are the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!

2 Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto

Aizen said it himself Yamamoto would have beat him if it wasn't for wonderweis. Juha Bach only beat him using cheap tricks their is no way he would lose to Juha Bach. Also Yamamoto was blamed by mayuri kurotsuchi for not killing juha bach a 1000 years ago hinting he beat him before. Juha Bach even stated he is much weaker than what he was a 1000 years ago. The only people who may beat him are the royal guards. The only person capable of beating him is the SOUL KING himself.

Strongest zanpakto, Again only the soul king can beat him. Aizen stabbed him straight through the stomach and he didn't even flinch, he sacrificed an attack to be sure aizen won't trick him. (that too) He is op and could beat Ichigo, Over lists say so too.

Genryusai is weak, one of the Juha Bach minions mentioned that Juha Bach's lower troops were alive because his flames were stronger than Genryusai's. So why are we arguing this.
The writer made him weak to kill him off, hence he is weak.

Yamamoto is the Captain Commander of the entire Gotei 13. He's been around for 1000 years. His Shikai burns everything. His Bankai wipes everything out of existance, burning it all, having the power to destroy the entire Soul Society!

3 Sosuke Aizen Sosuke Aizen is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

As of now Aizen Post Muken and with no Kyoka Suigetsu is like 10 times stronger than when he last fought Ichigo. He somehow complete mystery had his riatsu raise at such a high level that no one can go near him without being completely disintegrated. He shot his own SPIRIT ENERGY at the Kings palace taking it down. I've never seen anyone with that level of spirit energy. His current hado #90 wiped out a continental size of those weird eye things? So now imagine this: That's his power currently being restricted by the chair and I'm sure it restricts him a lot knowing or at least hoping the Soul Society would make it so it would almost completely restrict him. Imagine all that power that's probably restricting at least 90% of his power was suddenly released? Ya that would be horrifying. Then there would be no one who can even touch never mind challenging Aizen without being disintegrated lol

He's such a troll, but I love him. I don't even know why Ichigo is in the top ten. One minute he's getting his ass kicked and the next, he's randomly powered up out of nowhere. If it wasn't for him being the main character, he would have died way in the beginning during the Soul Society Arc when Aizen stopped his zanpakutou with one finger and then nearly cut him in half. Also, we all know if it wasn't for Urahara's surprise appearance, Aizen would have totally beat Ichigo.

Former captain of the 5th division, Gotei 13. Easily defeated captain-level shinigami, while HEAVILY outnumbered by them. Outplayed Gotei Commander Yamamoto, who lead the Gotei for over 1,000 years, it's founder. Created the original Hogyoku. The greatest ever threat to Sereitei, preceding Yhwach. Evolved several times to become a magnificent force, able to disintegrate human's and shinigami alike with his mere presence, whilst being himself unable to die. Extremely intelligent and a good strategist. Ultimately defeated by Kurosaki Ichigo in Karakura town, sealed by Urahara Kisuke. Sentenced by Central 46 to 20,000 years in Avicci.

Really Ichigo is in first place, he is very powerful I admit that and also he is protagonist, but honestly if we analise all information in manga ecc, there is no more powerful character than Aizen. He is just tremendously powerful. It says enough the fact that they wasn't even able with all effort to kill him, just seal him. Enough said.

4 Yhwach

The Almighty is so overpowered I don't know how he isn't number 1. He defeated yammamoto and ichibe, the two strongest shinigamis to have ever lived. Even Gerard Valkyrie deeply respects him, and he was lolstomping Byakuya and Toshiro and only lost because of Kenpachi's ridiculous strength. To have someone that strong respect you and look up to you like he does means something.

Progenitor of the respected Quincy race who slew Hollows for centuries. Defeated Yamamoto, founder of the Academy and commander of the Gotei 13 for over 1,000 years. He possesses the most powerful Bankai of all, after stealing it from Yamamoto. Has the ability to lend his power to whoever he likes, and absorb it upon that person's death. Currently at war with (and decimating) Sereitei, proceeding to the Reiōkyū, presumably to defeat the Royal Guard and face the Soul King himself with an unknown agenda.

What the...? He certainly is not my favorite bleach character but I at least recognise the fact that he is stronger than everyone else... Kisuke, Kenpachi, Aizen and even Ichigo and Yama are NOT on the same level as him...

Basically no one can beat him not kenny not yama and ichigo can't do anything about the quincy stuff in him so no one even knows what he's gonna do next!

5 Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

Zaraki Kenpachi IS the strongest in all of Soul Society. Look at it this way: In the beginning when he fought Ichigo, he could've killed him with not a sweat at all! The only reason for him losing to the main Character is because he loves to pro-lounge a good fight. He also took down Nnoitra, Espada 5. He even took down his own Clone who was apparently "stronger" with not much of a sweat, really. And he's the only one in the Anime I've seen do a one hit kill on TWO strong guys, stating the one boring. He also had three Quincy's dead on his back and the Zanpakuto through them, which not even Byakuya or any other Captains could deal with. Final, He did kill the first Kenpachi and heard his Zanpakuto speak for the very first time. What we might even know, is that he got a Shikai by now, maybe even Bankai. If not now, he will gain the rank for the strongest Shinigami/Bleach character after we learn about his Zanpakuto.
ZARAKI KENPACHI IS THE STRONGEST, and that's FINAL.

Genuinely think he's gone past Yamamoto in terms of power. He's won almost all of his fights using only one hand, when he did use his second hand he obliterated his opponent with one swing, and all of the fights we've seen bar one were using less power the he had when he was a child. If he swung Nozarashi now, while it was released, with both hands at full force it would be game over for whoever was in front of him, and probably a lot of others. His potential is ever growing and if he goes bankai then I can't see anyone matching that power.

What we have seen of kenpachi so far is just the shikai and reiatsu. He is yet to achieve his bankai. So, thinking logically without a bankai this dude slayed an Espada NNoitra, Beat almost all the other captains... Heck even other captains are afraid of him. Unohana has stated that he is more powerful than she is and the title (Listen to this) "KENPACHI" means "THE STRONGEST". Even the characters in Bleach call him the strongest. So its evident to conclude that Kenpachi Zaraki is the strongest in all of Soul Society. Kenpachi eats Aizen and craps Yammamoto.

Kenpachi killed Unohana 1v1. No gimmicks, no tricks, just impaled her. Yammamoto stopped teaching him certain techniques because he feared that his potential power would rip apart the Soul Society. Even the Central 46 are terrified of him. People back up Shinsui because he has yet to use his Bankai. Zaraki hasn't even used his Shikai. Now that Yammamoto has fallen, Ichigo is still the strongest. But I think Zaraki may be more powerful than Juhabach. But we also have to still remember that Aizen has achieved technical immortality.

6 Kisuke Urahara Kisuke Urahara is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Urahara is also extremely genius obviously, maybe even up where 'L''s genius is, although he still has a lot more power to show so it's only obvious he is much stronger than Ichigo is and he is stronger than Aizen, who is really powerful, also it's just as well pretty obvious he is stronger than all the other captains, in fact considering how smart he is and how much power he already has displayed as well as his potential, he probably doesn't even have a match and no one can really beat him... I guess

While I vote for him, I don't think we can put him or Ichigo on this poll for one reason. They haven't shown or reached their full potential. Let's be honest, Kisuke is known to be a master at everything and Ichigo is still very young and inexperienced. Kisuke hasn't even shown his bankai yet, and he only used his shikai against Aizen and managed to claim victory by setting up a plan that would have used Ichigo to weaken Aizen shows that he's also a pure genius. While I may be wrong, this is my opinion on this badass man.

This is really tough if were doing this by strength alone then yamamota but if were doing this by strength intelligence defense kido etc I think its between kisuke and aizen... I'm going with kisuke because auzen had the hogoykou but aizen himself admitted if not for that kisuke can defeat him... What makes kisuke so special is his ability to analyze an opponent he sees there tendencies traits all that and breaks you down to make your attacks useless pluss his benihme is amazing it's so destructive in its shikai form imagine his bankai! I know for a fact he can defeat everyone on this list

Kisuke would have defeated Aizen if it wasn't for the Hogyoku, Which Kisuke created, Basically Kisuke created what could have destroyed everyone in Bleach if it wasn't for HIS sealing technique. He trolled the entire series.
With prep time he is legit unstoppable, without his troll, He is still as fast as Yoruichi, as experience as Shunsui, as strong as Isshin, SMARTER than Mayuri, Better at Kido than Hachi (Who defeated Barragan) I mean come on this guy is just a Beast. Ulquiorra didn't want to fight him and Ulq was probably stronger than Starkk at his 2nd ressurection.

7 Shunsui Kyoraku Shunsui Kyoraku is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Shunsui Kyoraku is probably the third strongest person in Soul Society. The first student taught by Yamamoto, he's one of the strongest Shinigami alive. He defeated Coyote Starrk, the first Espada and arguably the strongest, with only his Shikai, whereas Soifon, Hitsugaya, Ichigo and Byakuya had to go into Bankai to defeat their Espada opponents, with the first two still not being able to beat their foes.

If he wasn't fighting a GOD level character like the x-axis his bankai could've defeated anybody else no problem. He is in the top 3 strongest captains still alive pushing Ishinn out of the way. And he still push an elite sterrnritter to his vollstanding and still kept up. And his bankai even pushed x-axis to his second strongest form. Few bankai's will ever be able to do that to someone of the x-axises caliber of power. He is on Urhara's level in f power and is arguably stronger than kenpachi with his bankai. Only Aizen, Ichigo,Yamamoto, Otesu, and Ichebei surpass him. Not even allo f the zero squad thus far has surpassed his level of strength. And to some it always feels like Shunsi is never going 100% which if true then Shunsi has a whole new level of strength.

Shunsui is definitely up there in terms of power. With Stark they were basically of the same strength. But people should remember that Stark also had the help of Wonderweiss... Without Wonderweiss Stark wouldn't have got the opening on Shunsui.

Kyoraku should rate higher because not only did he stand toe to toe woth Yamamoto with only his Shikai (along with Ukitake) he stood and faced off against a Released Starrk without releasing his Shikai at all. His Bankai is one also that should put him top 5 if not top 3 for its sheer capability.

8 Aizen

In the end he is immortal making him a god, he can be defeated but not killed as shown when he was hit by ichigo's mugetsu at full power. His zanpakto its self made the whole soul society it self fear him saying "that he can not beaten by any of the captains".

Who the hell put this guy on here twice?

What why he here again

He’s here twice cause he’s THAT powerful

9 Ulquiorra Cifer Ulquiorra Cifer is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He killed Ichigo. Ichigo had to go completely hollow-fy to beat him and he only had to partially hollow-fy fighting all other opponents up to this point (all other opponents including captains). The only other person that required more than complete hollowfication to defeat was Aizen. He should at least be in the top 4 behind Ichigo, Aizen, and Yamamoto.

His second form is strong enough to destroy all of hueco mundo no sweat, even something a released yammy couldn't do. Ichigo would have been killed off SOOO easily if not for 2 things, the advantage of being the main character, and his random hollow transformation that was INSANELY strong

He would've been strongest Espada if Aizen saw his 2nd relese. He killed Ichigo (I know about revive, hollowication and his death but again, Ichugo won just because he is main character).

Ulqiorra is the only bleach character who killed Ichigo 2 TIMES...he can regenerate and can do badass damage to all his opponents...he is faster than all the rest and this guy is so cool with a light attitude and insane power,he is definitely one of the strongest

10 Byakuya Kuchiki

Whoever put him at 8 is a complete dunce cause he's never EVER lost to anyone strength isn't all about spiritual pressure its also about your attitude and ability to adapt Nadine become stronger which he has shown that he can really do that in the last episodes of bleach where he fights fight that op tine traveling guy. Byakuya should be #1

Senbonzakura has the potential to destroy a building with just one swing. Besides, it's hinted all throughout the series that he's on equal strenght with Kenpachi Zaraki, differences are their intellect. I bet these two will form the future "Elite of the Elite" like Shunsui, Unohana and Ukitake do right now.

Besides, he has an army of squealing fangirls

Byakuya is way stronger than Kenpachi. Ichigo needs a bankai as well as his hollow self, not to forget a powerful reiatsu concentrated blow to defeat Byakuya. But Kenpachi loses without Ichigo even using the Bankai. Byakuya has one of the strongest Bankai. With Senkei (Annihilationscape) he can kick Kenpachi's ass. Not to mention that he can use Danku (Binding Spell No. 81) to block Kenpachi's attacks that too without incantation. His proficiency in kidou and his speed is greater than Urahara. According to me, the ranking is:

1. Ichigo Kurosaki

2. Juhabach

3. Genryuusai Shigekuni Yamamoto

4. Sosuke Aizen

5. Unohana Retsu/ Yachiru

6. Kyouraku Shunsui

7. Kuchiki Byakuya

I hate to rank him Seventh as he is my favorite character, but this is the truth.

Byakuya should be on top of Kisuke because, when Ichigo fought Kisuke he had to use his new sword to knock of his hat, but when Ichigo fought Byakuya he had to use his new sword and then turn bankai.

The Contenders
11 Jugram Haschwalth Jugram Haschwalth is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Cut ichigo banks in half enuff said

12 Ichibei Hyosube

Everything black that exists iin this world bends to his whim.

Ichigo is no match for him, since he can manipulate black, names and even use secret hado
He almost killed Yhwach

13 Retsu Unohana

Unohana is one of the founding members of the Gotei 13, the first Kenpachi. She's the only person Kenpachi ever admired. She's strong enough to make even Shunsui and Ukitake scared. Being the most diabolical criminal in Soul Society's history, the inventor of "the art of killing" and being the greatest Kido Master in Soul Society's history makes Unohana truly someone to be feared.

I love unohana, she was always my favorite character even before her reveal of being a crazed serial killer, but she is extremely powerful, being the first kenpachi and all. Besides being sweet and motherly she is sensible versatile and has enormous amounts of reishi, I don't think kubo should have killed her of for zaraki's spotlight... she had such good development going on :(

The only reason Kenpachi could even beat her is because she made him strong enough to do so. Any ranking of Kenpachi should have her immediately behind. It was acknowledged there was nobody in Soul Society stronger than her except him.

Smart. Well-rounded powers, able to heal and hurt. Psychotic, but still intelligent. Power is being well-endowed in every aspect, and Unohana knows her stuff.

14 Oetsu Nimaiya

Apart from creating the zanpakuto, his defeat of the elite guard was flawless, they never saw him coming despite their obvious strength. His strength was proven there. He also displayed intelligence when he quickly figured out how to get past Askin's technique and also take him out. Had it not been for Ju Bach, the Elite Guard had been taken out by a single member of Squad Zero.

Oetsu Nimaiya is a member of the recently revealed Royal Guard. He's the inventor of the Zanpakuto. If that doesn't scream that he's one of the strongest, I don't know what does.

Severely overrated, and is of no real use. He sliced only thtough element of surprise, and later just got stomped not one but two times.

This guy should be in the top 6. Took down 2 of the quincies with no trouble.

15 Coyote Starrk Coyote Starrk is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Coyote Starrk is the strongest Espada, who fought four captains. He took down two ex-Captain Visoreds at the same time, and proved to be an equal to Shunsui. According to him, Shunsui would've had to use Bankai to stop Starrk if not for Ukitake.

Hi lost only because he do not want to fight really.

I thought he had more potential than he showed.

Bad ass cowboy

16 Yoruichi Shihoin Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Yoruichi is the fastest person in the history of Soul Society. She's faster than Shinji, Yamamoto, and Aizen who are all very fast and powerful Shunpo Masters as well. She's the inventor of Shunko, the fusion of Kido and Hakuda, which makes her much stronger.

I actually agree with most of this list surprisingly its spot on except I believe that Yoruichi should be somewhere in the top 10 just not sure where.

She is the best captain ever. Remember she is the goddess of speed and no one beat her even Byakuya. Even Soi fon admired her too much as her sen pai. The or

Yoruichi is definitely stronger than any eight out of ten captains... She cracked Aizen heiro with her fist and no weapon

17 Shinji Hirako

We haven't even seen his bankai, nor have we seen him combine his mask with any of his sword abilities. Aizen made him seem weak, but you guys all forget that Aizen is the biggest troll with the biggest HAX ability. On any other opponent, Shinji's shikai itself would have been enough to crush ANY opponent, captain or not. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of your senses is inverted. It'd be insanely hard just to walk forward. You might think you're walking forward, but for all we know you're walking backwards. You can't coordinate attacks, defense, timings, anything!

Shinji is the leader of the Visoreds. If not for the fact that we really haven't seen a lot from him, I would've put him at about Tenjiro's position. He manipulates the senses in a way that makes sword fighting impossible, and would confuse even the greatest swordsmen, like Yamamoto and Kenpachi.

Shinji is actualy the strongest, IF and that's a big IF, its in the game and not in the series. In the game his Vanguard form really is op as f

We haven't seen him at his best and his bankai but his shikai ability is over power. He apparently seems week, but he's captain of 5th squad on the leader of the Vaizards.

18 Jushiro Ukitake

Come on guys... He is one of the first captains, on par with kyoraku... Should be at least in top 10

I don't agree with this list at all. Ichgo yes. Yamato yes. But the rest is so mixed up. Yoruichi, Rinji, and Rukia definitely should have been in the top ten. Some of the strongest are in the top twenty when they should be on the top ten and the weakest compared to them are in the top ten when they should be top twenty. Azien was named twice. Yes he was strong but not strong enough to be named twice.

Dude is sick never needs his bankai I think he would be the head captain if he wasnt so ill

19 Lille Barro

No need to explain, this guy is the best quincy ( without considerating haschwalth and yhwach ), his power is insane, still alive after being striked by shunsui's bankai, nearly-perfect spiritual weapon, strange but dope vollstandig, Kubo should put forward lille and the others

20 Kugo Ginjo

[SPOILER ALERT] He's definitely smart, as you can see in the fullbring arc, making Ichigo believe everything and then show whose side he's really on...

21 Tenjiro Kirinji

Another member of the Royal Guard, I really think he's tied with Unohana. He taught her everything she knows about healing, and was fast enough to surprise Soifon, the fastest person in Soul Society, excluding Yoruichi.

Slightly overrated, isn't all that strong.

22 Bazz B

ı thınk he is stronger than hıtsugaya and ıkkaku :D

23 Hitsugaya Toshiro Toshiro Hitsugaya is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

A child prodigy who holds the title for being the youngest shinigami to reach captain rank. It was stated by Shunsui himself, one of the strongest shinigami in history, that in time Toshiro could even surpass him.

His Banzai is still at a minimum because he is young. Yet look how strong he is. Once he gets older, he will probably be one of the strongest Captain there is.

He should be in the top 7 spot... with his new mature bankai even Byakuya was amazed by it because of its power... he's like the exact opposite of Yamamoto

I didn't came here to fight, I came here to violently kill you!

Only "The Boss" Would say that

Peace out

24 Uryu Ishida Uryū Ishida is a fictional character and major figure in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

So underrated... after the Quincy arc he practically could defeat and captain/espada/sternbringer
Think about it, he defeated Haschwalth, and his power practically makes him better then many of the various shinigami. Not to mention his strategic knowledge and the fact he's actually really well versed in all his weapons.

He deaf eaters captin in the 3rd season and almost even killed him he should be top 10

He is a rival of ichigo ku rosaki so he should top 10. He is a Quincy and a sworn rival of soul reapers.

Antithesis is very strong and cool

25 Askin Nakk Le Vaar

When I saw him, I already thank this guy was going to make some trouble and I was right, the character himself is one the best creations of tite kubo. His power is totally cheated, one single hit to defeat grimmjow and nearly kill the royal guard who invented zanpakuto, it's not luck if he's still alive, it's justified. like valkyrie we are waiting to see their vollstandig who could rank them at the top, even higher than lille

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