Top 10 Strongest Bleach Characters


The Top Ten

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

He usually gains the same power and strength that is similar to the opponent which gives him the advantage he needs to win the battle.

So cool best

I love ichigo he is my favourite anime character

Definitely - ElSherlock

V 93 Comments
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.

He should be number one no question or explanation needed.

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.badaas

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! - SuperSnake7

V 14 Comments
3 Sosuke Aizen Sosuke Aizen

If you go by the manga this guy is a monster. He can be compared to even Yamamoto in strength.

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.

His power is simply infinite, it keeps growing so much that even sealed, he still got stronger. He is pretty much a onsterthat will never be beaten. Hell, he trolled in all his fights, like his opnements were still at baby stage. Even ichigo with armor plot had to sacrifice his shinigami idendity to beat him.

We haven't seen his bankai and he's stronger than all captains and vizards together

V 52 Comments
4 Yhwach

This guy is number 1, in fact his subordinate is number 2 when he is using a weaker version of his power.

I don't like him but he is definitely the strongest bleach character.

He should be number one.He have almost unbeatable power.

He was only defeted by Ichigo and Aizen together. One on one he is definitely the strongest. Squad 0 was obliterated and they were stronger than the 13 captains.

V 34 Comments
5 Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

Actually in physical rate kenpachi is the strongest amongs all character in bleach and he even still doesn't reach his full potential power in other words his strength always increase, not to mention just get his bankai

The best Shinigami

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.

One of the weaklings? I don't think you've seen this show if you think that - TheDarkOne_221b

Dude this guy's INSANE, I don't know how he didn't at least make it into top five. He's already super overpowered as it is, but to make things even more insane, he won't ever stop fighting because he loves it so much. You cut him, he laughs. Definitely strong dontcha think?

V 44 Comments
6 Kisuke Urahara Kisuke Urahara Kisuke Urahara is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

His story isn't finished yet, we must see all his secrets, including his Bankai and intelligence.

For me arguably in the top 5, maybe number 4-5 not 6.

Feat 1: He made the hogyoku which other powerful captains said contained, by relation, limitless spiritual pressure. "Limitless" to a captain class is absurd. But then Aizen states, "What Kisuke doesn't realize is... When the hogyoku comes in contact with a spiritual pressure twice its own power, it can be activated in its full potential for a short while."

Feat 2: A lot of people claim to have never seen Kisuke's bankai, but we get an in-depth view of it in the manga. His bankai is so powerful that it can literally unweave and re-stitch material by his will. What this means is that if his arm is cut off, his 'Red Princess' can sew it back onto him. Or if he needs access to a barrier, he can have her sew an opening through the barrier itself. This is why there's a few moments where he tells Ichigo and Chad that he is unable to help them train further, as "my bankai is not nice/ not suited for this type of training."

Feat 3: Intellect. Long ...more

Shouldn't vote because we haven't seen him at his best. We know he can fight without breaking a sweat, he made it to captain easily, but he is the smartest character and most deceiving. He seems to pull all the strings and always comes out on top.

Kisuke Urahara is extremely powerful. I only ranked him eighth because we haven't seen his full power. Without a doubt the most intelligent person in the entire series, and a master of Kido second only to Unohana, Kisuke Urahara is immensely powerful. - SuperSnake7

V 26 Comments
7 Shunsui Kyoraku 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. - SuperSnake7

Just the most mysterious Captain, and almost the strongest.

Ukitake did nothing but absorb a few ceros and Love and Rose dealt no damage onto Stark even though they got a few hits in... Starks hierro was that strong. Kyoraku was the only one who dealt significant damage.

Actually it took three other captain level characters to defeat Coyote Shunsui only delt the final blow

V 14 Comments
8 Aizen

What why he here again

Who the hell put this guy on here twice?

He’s here twice cause he’s THAT powerful

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".

9 Byakuya Kuchiki 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 - JovonnablazeYT

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

My favourite

God he should be first because of his immense speed and attitude!

V 22 Comments
10 Ulquiorra Cifer Ulquiorra Cifer

Ulquiorra isn't the strongest person in bleach but he is surely the strongest espada and I would even say could beat aizen in his 2nd release but ichigo is stronger in the end

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).

I hate ulquiorra and was happy when he died much weaker than tarragon

Dude. He killed ichigo. And would be the number 1 espada if aizen seen his second form. Come on now

V 30 Comments

The Contenders

11 Ichibei Hyosube

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

12 Jugram Haschwalth 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

13 Retsu/Yachiru Unohana

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.

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. - SuperSnake7

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.

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 :(

V 7 Comments
14 Oetsu Nimaiya

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. - SuperSnake7

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

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.

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.

15 Shinji Hirako Shinji Hirako

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. - SuperSnake7

Should be higher

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!

What in the world he should be in the top ten. He almost defeated Aizen. The power of his zanpakuto sakanade is flat out amazing

V 5 Comments
16 Coyote Starrk Coyote Starrk

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. - SuperSnake7

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

I thought he had more potential than he showed.

Bad ass cowboy

V 3 Comments
17 Yoruichi Shihoin Yoruichi Shihoin Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

She should at least be in the top ten

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.

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

Mysterious, and with abilities no one else has anything similar to.

V 11 Comments
18 Juushirou 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 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 Uryu Ishida Uryu Ishida Uryū Ishida is a fictional character and major figure in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.

He should be in the top 10

He defeated Mayuri Kurotsuchi, anything else? - TheDarkOne_221b

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

V 3 Comments
21 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...

22 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. - SuperSnake7

Slightly overrated, isn't all that strong.

23 Hitsugaya Toshiro

Hitsyuga should be higher on this list. Top 10 would do.

Toshiro should be FIRST!

He is smart while battles he is more stronger in this age itself then think about future

Severely overrated due to huge fan base, and is the weakest captain there is.

V 9 Comments
24 Bazz B

ı thınk he is stronger than hıtsugaya and ıkkaku :D

25 Gerard Valkyrie Gerard Valkyrie Gerard Valkyrie is a character in the manga Bleach, who is a member of Yhwach's Sternritter. He holds the letter M which stands for "The Miracle". He is also a member of Yhwach's Schutzstaffel, making him one of the most powerful Sternritter.

25 is way too low. He's top 10 at minimum. He's immortal, and his sword is flat out ridiculous. If you damage it, you take damage equal to the damage the sword took. He can turn into "god size" in which he becomes the height of a skyscraper. He took on 3 captains + the vizoreds and a few lieutenants and still survived. It took Yhwach's "Auswahlen" which stripped his powers to finally kill him. With "the miracle" probably the only way to defeat him is to seal him. - notbirdlandstew

This dude should be in the top 10 and he so strong to the point that killing him was impossible and no matter how many times he got sliced he came back stronger than ever. Even 3 vs 1 wasn't enough to knock him down. One was the best fights in bleach that was unresolved.

Obviously, I think he will be the last sternritter to be defeated, and the last is always the strongest. Come on guys "The miracle", his power ( still unknown ) could easily ( I think ) rank him at least in the top 20. He's gonna be the quincy's version of kenpachi

26 Naruto Uzumachi

He is god. He slaughtered everyone in bleach

Naruto is better than every bleach character

He isn't even in bleach

Dude! R you stupid why Naruto out of all person

V 13 Comments
27 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

28 Isshin Kurosaki

With a flick of his fingers he sent Aizen flying... Plus he hasn't even recovered all his lost shinigami powers yet, the guy is terrifying

It is said by himself that he has not used his powers for 20 years and yet he easily blew away Aizen. Imagine if he trained a bit how strong he would be. We don't even know the full extent of his powers.

We barely know anything of his powers! I have a feeling he is so strong, imagine when we see his bankai


V 2 Comments
29 Soul King

He should be the strongest because he is the one who invented the soul society

It's in the name soul KING

He is the soul king

30 Gin Ichimaru Gin Ichimaru Gin Ichimaru is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

top 20

Gin isn't in top 10. He also isn't in top 20. You got to be kidding me. How can people like Rukia and Ikkaku be above Gin? Gin Ichimaru was not only the first person who found out Aizen's true intentions, he was also the first one to nearly kill him. Fooling a manipulator like Aizen is not something to take lightly. Ichigo could hardly counter-attack against Gin during their dual while Gin wasn't even using his full potential. It is true that we might never know the extent of his powers, but he was one of a kind. The Legendary Gin Ichimaru.

Dude. He played with ichigo like a toy in karakura war. don't forget. And I believe that he is the most deadly character in Bleach.

Gin may be stronger but vodka is much stronger

V 7 Comments
31 Shukuro Tsukishima

He almost defeated Byakuya Kuchiki, and lost only due to arrogance. The only person to make even Ichigo cry, And the master of psychological damage.

32 Renji Abarai Renji Abarai Renji Abarai is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

He is stronger than Byakuya at least.

Longest eyebrow ever

His monkey is a beast, that's all. And I'm a troll.

He deserves better - AnimeLover11

V 6 Comments
33 Baraggan Louisenbairn
34 Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez
35 Barragan Luisenbarn

He is the god of hyeco mundo

Did you guys forgot him? He should be in my opinion in the top ten. He can rot everything around him without effort!

In the end they were only able to kill him with his own power

Barragan has one of those powera that are almost unbeatable in about all the one on one battles, and his reign over time, especially old age makes him very scary.

V 1 Comment
36 Kensei Muguruma

He is just awesome, his bankai is beast and he has the best hollowfication also he sent ichigo flying as a hollow while he was just normal

This is so disappointing he is not in the top 5, He is probably the strongest visored. Even shinji and the others were nervous while fighting kensei. He easily broke through hachi's kido. He is probably also faster than byakuya yoruichi and soi fon as he was able to catch upto wonderweiss to save mashiro in just a fraction of a second. Vote for him

He's not in the top 3,not in the top 5, not in the top 10,

Know your place, -Moka Akashiya

37 Kuchiki Rukia Kuchiki Rukia

OP Bankai that basically one-shots anyone near her, so we don't know its full extent yet and she said herself that she hasn't fully mastered it yet so she will be even more powerful in the future. Definitely stronger than renji and (in time) Byakuya.

She is severely underrated. She's probably the 7th strongest character by now

She is awesome have you guys forgotten. Sode no Shirayaki is great and powerful

38 Jin Karlya
39 Torshiro Hitsugaya

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

40 Goku

Yeah why is he even in the list. Since your are talking about Goku he can even beat Naruto

He is even stronger then ichigo

He is the strongest in dragon ball and you say Naruto you nuts

He could've been in their universe. Goku beats all - Got6steelers

V 5 Comments
41 Mayuri Kurotsuchi Mayuri Kurotsuchi


Very underrated

42 Uchiha Madara

He is no match. Why is he even in the list

This guy is more best than ichigo

43 Ikkaku Madarame Ikkaku Madarame

He's bald... That's all. He should be the strongest -Keigo's Sister

-only non-captain to have a bankai

44 Captain Teemo

He was there from the beginning to the end, you never saw him, he was just watching and waiting for a time to strike with deadly darts.

45 Kon

He is a God to be honest

Why is Kon even here

He's a teddy bear, what doesn't scream OP about that?

Why Kon out of all people

V 3 Comments
46 Kurosaki Ichigo

Twice. He's twice on the list...

This is on here twice

Its called mugetsu

At his peak (Getsuga) he was easily able to defeat Aizen Sosuke, a transcendental being at the time. His power grows exponentially, with the recent realization of his 'true' bankai.

47 Gremmy Thoumeaux Gremmy Thoumeaux

Has the ability to make illusion reality. Despite losing for the sake of plot progression, he has undoubtedly the most powerful ability. All he has to do is imagine your death and it becomes reality. Even if there is someone possibly stronger he could just imagine himself more powerful/imagine they were weak.

The most powerful person if he uses his power correctly. He is like a god, and can bend reality. He could've wished kenpachi dead if not for his wish to actually win

He can be considered as god. if not for the fact that he is a side character and on the enemy side for god sake. he would be killed for sake of plot.

his power can be considred "Cheat", if only he uses his power correctly. sigh

48 Komamura Sajin

What he should at least be near the top tens! He just threw tousen! Listen he can kill yamamoto...ever tried burning ground? He is the most underrated captain of all time! Also his new bankai is badass!

49 Jerome Guizbatt
50 BG9

What did I miss in bleach?! Who's this!?

Can beat son Goku and Madara uchicha, or maybe not

8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Strongest Captains in 'Bleach' Anime Top Ten Strongest Sternritter in Bleach Top 10 Strongest Bleach Girls Top Ten Strongest Bleach Shinigami Strongest Bleach Fraccions

List Stats

4,000 votes
76 listings
6 years, 214 days old

Top Remixes (29)

1. Sosuke Aizen
2. Ichigo Kurosaki
3. Jugram Haschwalth
1. Ichigo Kurosaki
2. Sosuke Aizen
3. Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
1. Ichigo Kurosaki
2. Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
3. Sosuke Aizen

View All 29

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.