|“||Not criminals? That's rich, coming from you. You know damn well that if we weren't so damn powerful, petty criminals is all the both of us would be!||„|
|~ Zaraki to Unohana|
Kenpachi Zaraki is the current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13. He is the eleventh Shinigami to hold the position and the name Kenpachi, branding him as the strongest Shinigami in martial combat. True to his title, Kenpachi is bloodthirsty and reckless, loving nothing more than a good fight and intentionally impairs himself to prolong what would otherwise be an overly swift battle. Despite this, he has some level of compassion for his subordinates, and is rarely seen without his lieutenant and closest friend, Yachiru Kusajishi.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-A, likely 6-C, higher with eyepatch off | High 6-C likely Low 6-B, 6-B with eyepatch off, higher with Kendo | 6-B, higher with eyepatch off and with Kendo | 6-A, higher with eyepatch off | High 6-A, High 6-A possibly 3-C with Shikai, 5-C possibly 3-C with Bankai | High 6-A, High 6-A possibly 3-C with Shikai, 5-C possibly 3-C with Bankai
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsman, Pseudo Flight, Spiritual Awareness (Can see invisible spirits and objects), Extrasensory Perception (Can sense beings with Reiatsu), Longevity, Can take his reiryoku and exert it as reiatsu, Dimensional Travel (With Senkaimon), BFR (Shinigami can transfer the souls of the dead to either Soul Society or Hell depending on the deeds they've committed when they were alive with their Zanpakuto), Soul Manipulation (Shinigami can directly damage souls with their Zanpakutō), Invisibility (Mainly to anyone without Spiritual Awareness), Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm and interact with intangible spirits and objects), Overwhelming Aura (Spiritual pressure can passively induce ailments ranging from paralysis to fear inducement), Immense Pain Tolerance (He virtually unaffected after tearing his arm off), Resistance to Soul Manipulation | All previous abilities, Berserk Mode, Spatial Manipulation, Durability Negation (Can cut through space)
Attack Potency: Mountain level+, likely Island level (Regarded as one of the strongest Captains of the Gotei 13. Should not be weaker than Tōshirō. Even strong Captains such as the likes of Tōsen and Sajin using their Shikai cannot match him in combat, made Tōsen and Sajin use Bankai and was going to fight Sajin with his Bankai), higher with eyepatch off | Large Island level, likely Small Country level (Fought against Nnoitra and can cut through his Hierro [it is stated multiple times in a Databook that Nnoitra's Hierro is the strongest]), Contry level with eyepatch off and with Kendo | Country level (Damaged Resurrección Yammy and killed a Rage Form Yammy), higher with eyepatch off and with Kendo | Continent level (Defeated Cien Granz, who was stated by Uryu to have a similar level of Reiatsu as Zangetsu Possessed Ichigo. Defeated three Sternritter, fought against himself), higher with eyepatch off | Multi-Continent level (Killed Unohana at the end of their training, fought against Gremmy), Multi-Continent level, possibly Galaxy level with Shikai (Kenpachi's Shikai multiplies his AP by 7, casually slashed apart a huge meteorite without releasing his eyepatch, his power was too much for Gremmy to contain), Moon level, possibly Galaxy level with Bankai (Kenpachi's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5, overwhelmed a God Size Gerard) | Multi-Continent level (Fought against a Resurrección Hikone with his Gentei Kaijo released), Multi-Continent level, possibly Galaxy level with Shikai (One-shot Ikomikidomoe who absorbed a fragment of the Soul King and was also absorbing a large amount of Reishi), Moon level possibly Galaxy level with Bankai (Kenpachi's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5)
Speed: Sub-Relativistic+ (Kept up with Tōsen and Sajin. Far superior to a 4th seat Shinigami who could react to and block an attack from Orihime) | FTL+ (Kept up with Nnoitra Gilga), higher with eyepatch off (Kept up with Resurrección Nnoitra) | Massively FTL (He can keep up with Byakuya), higher with eyepatch off | Massively FTL+ (Superior to Nanao and Omaeda, kept up with himself) | Massively FTL+ (Kept up with Unohana, kept up with Gremmy and at times blitzed him), higher with Bankai (Kenpachi's Bankai multiplies his AP and Speed by 7.5, blitzed a God Size Gerard) | Massively FTL+ (Kept up with Hikone), higher with Bankai
Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Stronger than Yachiru, can throw Komamura) | Class M (Comparable to Komamura, stopped Nnoitra's attack, able to force him back even with 4 arms) | Class G (Stronger than Rage form Yammy) | At least Class G (Stronger than before) | At least Class G (Even stronger than before) | Class T (Held back Gerard's stomp and tripped him), higher with Bankai (Bit and ripped off Gerard's arm) | Class T
Durability: Mountain level+, likely Island level (Took attacks from the Shikai of Tōsen and Sajin, two powerful Captains in their own right, with little injuries and even proceeded to mock their strength) | Large Island level, likely Small Country level (Could stop base Nnoitra's sword and Cero with his bare hand), Country level with eyepatch off | Country level (Took multiple attacks from Resurrección Yammy) | Continent level (Took attacks from himself) | Multi-Continent level, possibly Galaxy level in Shikai (Took multiple attacks from Unohana, tanked Gremmy's attacks and multiple explosions) | Multi-Continent level (Tanked attacks from Hikone)
Stamina: Extremely high. Is one of the physically hardiest captains in the Gotei 13. Vastly weaker characters can fight for days without rest and fight with injuries that should be fatal to even the hardiest of normal humans, such as crushed internal organs. Zaraki himself has showcased the ability to keep on fighting at his peak despite wounds such as multiple fist-sized holes in his chest, several deep lacerations, a deep cut to the neck that would have instantly put down anybody else, and even with two of his limbs being chopped off.
Range: Dozens of meters with his sword, Cross-dimensional with spatial cutting.
Standard Equipment: His Zanpakutō, Nozarashi, and a limiter eyepatch, bells on his hair to allow his opponents to anticipate his movements.
Intelligence: Despite his seeming disregard for any strategy and his self-admitted aversion to thinking, Kenpachi has regularly displayed more understanding than one would expect. Even Byakuya was impressed by Kenpachi's ability to understand things he has no personal experience with. He is very adept at finding and exploiting weaknesses in his opponents' techniques, and likewise at adjusting to his opponent's attack patterns and battle methods to better counter them. This was demonstrated when he was subdued by Kaname Tōsen's Bankai, leaving him with only his blade and sense of touch, which prompted him to let Tōsen strike him simply so he could catch his opponent. He is also deceptively insightful, able to notice subtle traits in people and see what drives a person's actions; he correctly singled out Kaname Tōsen and Gin Ichimaru as the only captains who are afraid to die. He possesses sharp intuition towards incoming danger, which allowed him to repeatedly dodge Tōsen's assault while still affected by his Bankai. While claiming not to have any common sense, Kenpachi can still theorize, as he deduced that Gremmy Thoumeaux's The Visionary only works on one target at a time and all effects on a previous target will disappear.
Weaknesses: Kenpachi is dangerously overconfident, as he almost always holds back in combat with his energy stealing eye patch, braiding bells into his hair, uses his sword one-handed, etc. Kenpachi's Bankai leaves him in a berserk state who seems to be only capable of attacking the enemy. His Bankai is so powerful that his body cannot fully contain and control its power. Should Kenpachi use too much power, he will tear apart and damage his own body in the process.
Ryōdan: A Kendo technique which Kenpachi uses when he is gripping his sword with two hands. It allows one to split an opponent down the middle with a mighty shockwave.
Nozarashi: Upon activation, Nozarashi's cutting power is greatly enhanced, allowing Kenpachi to effortlessly cut through the bodies of his opponents and even through space itself.
Bankai: Kenpachi's strength increases tremendously to the point that he can overwhelm those that could beat his Shikai at the cost for being somewhat mindless in this state and potentially destroying his entire body in the process.
Key: Soul Society Arc | Hueco Mundo Arc | Post-Nnoitra Fight | Thousand Year Blood War | Post-Unohana Training | CFYOW Novel