|“||It spins. The world changes. It turns. Each time it touches the sun and the moon it takes a new shape. The one thing that does not change is my powerlessness. It's turning. If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate.||„|
|“||The difference in strength...what about it? Do you think I should give up just because you're stronger than me? I've always known you were strong. Nothing I see now will change my mind. I will defeat you, Ulquiorra.||„|
|~ Ichigo to Ulquiorra|
|“||Ichigo, what a you complete amateur you are! Couldn't you tell? You've been crushed by your own Bankai's spiritual pressure! Every bone in your body is creaking from the strain! You really are a hopeless case! So I will show you... how I use this Bankai!||„|
|~ Zangetsu to Ichigo|
|“||I guess you still haven't realized that my power is greater than yours. The sword that destroyed that mountain wasn't yours. It was mine.||„|
|~ Ichigo to Aizen|
Ichigo Kurosaki (黒崎 一護, Kurosaki Ichigo) is the main protagonist in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo. is the son of Masaki and Isshin Kurosaki, a Quincy with the powers of a Shinigami. Years after the death of his mother, Ichigo uses his innate spiritual awareness to help local ghosts, and unlocks his potential as a Shinigami when Rukia Kuchiki comes along in pursuit of a Hollow. Ichigo then protect and befriends Rukia and then has got her powers who then receives Soul Reaper powers and since then takes on the responsibility of patrolling Karakura Town or Soul Society for any hollow or other hostile spirits that threaten the peace.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-C | 7-A likely 6-C | 6-C, higher with Bankai even higher with Hollowfication | 6-C, higher, 6-C likely High 6-C with Bankai, High 6-C likely Low 6-B with Hollowfication | 6-C likely higher, High 6-C likely Low 6-B, Low 6-B likely 6-B with Hollowfication | 6-A higher at full power | Low 6-B, 6-B with Bankai, 6-B with Hollowfication | 3-C, higher with Saigo no Getsuga Tenshō
Name: Ichigo Kurosaki
Classification: Human, Hollow/Quincy/Shinigami
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsman, Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Accelerated Development, Reactive Power Level (As noted by Grimmjow. Ichigo is able to evolved remarkably within a very short period of time and continued to grow even during battle), 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, Statistics Amplification (Can use Shunpo to boost his speed), Afterimage Creation, Dimensional Travel (With Senkaimon), Transformation (Can transform into a hollow), Energy Projection, Multiple Personalities (Ichigo and Zangetsu are both seperate entities that behave completely different from one another), 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), Purification (Type 2, The Zanpakutō cleanses a Hollow’s soul of it sins and purifies it so it may enter the Soul Society) Invisibility, Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm and interact with intangible spirits and objects), Overwhelming Aura (Spiritual pressure can passively induce ailments ranging from paralysis to disintegration), Resistance to Possession, Soul Manipulation, Extrasensory Perception (As a transcendent being he cannot be sensed by inferior opponents unless he allows it), Memory Manipulation (After Senna wiped everyone's memories Ichigo was the only one to retain his memories of her and even certain events such as him visiting The Valley of Screams before), Space-Time Manipulation and Gravity Manipulation (Capable of withstanding the effects of Sosuke Aizen’s Kurohitsugi with full incantation which is stated to be able to warp space and time)
When possessed by Zangetsu, Ichigo has, in addition to the above, Immortality (Type 3 and 4), Possibly Self-Sustenance (Type 1), Regeneration (Low-Mid; regenerated a hole in his chest) and Resurrection (Zangetsu's possession can resurrect Ichigo, healing his wounds), Berserk Mode, Body Control (Can grow extra appendages like arms or even spawn creatures from his body), Limited Telekinesis (With his ability "Chain" he can summon Zangetsu back to his hand if it's elsewhere), Instinctive Reaction (Zangetsu can save Ichigo from fatal wounds by deploying his mask at the targeted area), Resistance to Extrasensory Perception when using Sonído (Using Sonído allows the user to bypass Extrasensory Perception)
Attack Potency: Town level+ (Absorbed all of Rukia Kuchiki's power to become a Soul Reaper. At his most powerful, he managed to drive back a Menos Grande and 20% Renji. After training with Urahara, he rose to around Lieutenant level and defeated Ikkaku and 100% Renji) | Mountain level+, likely Island level (Prior to his training, he managed to defeat Kenpachi in a burst of power, which he surpassed) | Island level, higher with Bankai (Ichigo's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5), even higher with Hollowfication (Overpowered and critically injured Byakuya) | Island level, likely higher (Trained with Hiyori), Island level, likely Large Island level with Bankai (Ichigo's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5), Large Island level, likely Small Country level with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5) | Island level, likely higher, Large Island level, likely Small Country level with Bankai (Was able to cut Ulquiorra), Small Country level, likely Country level with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5. Nicked Ulquiorra's sword, pushed him back, blocked his Cero and made him use his Resurrección) | Continent level (Overpowered Ulquiorra's Cero Oscuras and destroyed his Lanza del Relampago at half his power), higher at full power (Ichigo's Shihakushō which indicates his powers was at half when he fought Ulquiorra so a full Shihakushō multiplies his stats by 2) | Small Country level (Stronger than before), Country level with Bankai (Stronger than before. At half power he had Reiatsu comparable to a Captain), Country level+ with Hollowfication (Able to damage a Resurrección Yammy at half his power. Injured Aizen with a surprised attack) | Galaxy level (As a Transcendent being, Ichigo is above all Shinigami and Hollows, including Bankai Yamamoto and Ichibei. Far superior to a Transcendent Aizen even while holding back. Overpowered God Aizen's Ultra Fragor), higher with Saigo no Getsuga Tenshō (One-shot God Aizen with Mugetsu)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Could somewhat keep up with 20% Renji), Relativistic+ (Comparable to Renji and Ikkaku. He shouldn't be inferior to Uryu) | Relativistic+ (Blitzed three Lieutenants at once, one who, despite being a Lieutenant, is a Captain level Shinigami. Able to keep up with Byakuya), FTL with Bankai (Can blitz Byakuya. Bankai is a 7.5x increase to his stats), higher with Hollowfication (Faster than his Bankai as Ichigo was at his limit) | FTL (Kept up with Hiyori during their training), FTL+ with Bankai (Ichigo's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5), Massively FTL with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5) | FTL , Massively FTL with Bankai (Can react to and dodge Ulquiorra's attacks), Massively FTL+ with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5) | Massively FTL+ (Effortlessly blitzed Segunda Etapa Ulquiorra), higher at full power | FTL , Massively FTL with Bankai (Faster than before) | Massively FTL+ with Hollow Mask (Faster than before) | Massively FTL+ (As a Transcendent being Ichigo is above all Shinigami. Blitzed a Transcendent Aizen from a great distance without difficulty)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Stronger than the average human)
Striking Strength: Town Class+ (Comparable to his Attack Power) | Mountain Class+ likely Island Class (Comparable to his Attack Power) | Island Class (Comparable to his Attack Power), higher with Bankai (At least 7.5x stronger than before due to using Bankai), even higher with Hollowfication (Faster than before) | Island Class (Comparable to his Attack Power), Large Island Class with Bankai (At least 7.5x stronger than before due to using Bankai), higher with Hollowfication (At least 7.5x stronger than before due to using Hollowfication) | Island Class (Stronger than before), Large Island Class with Bankai (Comparable to his Attack Power), Small Country Class with Hollowfication (At least 7.5x stronger than before due to using Hollowfication) | At least Continent Class (Comparable to his Attack Power), higher with Full Power (At least 2x stronger than before) | At least Small Country Class (Stronger than before), Country Class with Bankai, Country Class with Hollowfication (Comparable to his Attack Power) | Galactic (Comparable to his Attack Power)
Durability: Town Level+ (Took hits from the likes Renji and Ikkaku) | Mountain level+, likely Island level (Took attacks from the likes of Kenpachi and has took an attack from Byakuya) | Island level, higher with Bankai (Withstood the final clash with Byakuya), even higher with Hollowfication (No sells being hit by two of his Getsuga Tenshō) | Island level, likely higher (Trained with Hiyori, took attacks from Dordoni), Island level, likely Large Island level with Bankai (Ichigo's Bankai multiplies his stats by 7.5), Large Island level, likely Small Country level with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5) | Island level, likely higher, Large Island level, likely Small Country level with Bankai, Small Country level, likely Country level with Hollowfication (Ichigo's Hollow Mask multiplies his stats by 7.5. Survived a Cero Oscuras from Resurreccion Ulquiorra) | Continent level (Firing his own Cero point-blank did no damage to himself), higher at full power | Small Country level, likely Country level with Hollowfication | Galaxy level (Tanked God Aizen's Fragor)
Stamina: Extremely high. Ichigo is very stubborn who won't give up on fighting even when seriously injured and near-death, at one point fighting against Zangetsu within the Dangai for 3 months
Range: Extended melee range, further with the shockwaves of his attacks, Hundreds of Meters to Kilometers with Getsuga Tenshō, at least Kilometers with Mugetsu
Standard Equipment: His Zanpakutō, Zangetsu, and his Substitute Shinigami Badge
Intelligence: Though he may be brash and headstrong, Ichigo is deceptively intelligent, remaining among the top students in his class even when juggling his studies with his work as a Substitute Shinigami. He takes to combat well, even if he isn't the calmest person or one for long-term planning, fighting skillfully against opponents with much more experience
Weaknesses: Ichigo is brash and can rush into fights without thinking, and he can also be too merciful or have his powers limited by his lack of fighting spirit. He can only use his Hollow Mask for so long, originally for four to eleven seconds. Using Mugetsu will strip him of all his Shinigami powers and cause him to fall unconscious for a month
Shunpo: An application of Hohō used by Shinigami, allowing for high-speed movement, much faster than the eye can follow, used in combat and travel, typically in short bursts. The skill can be summarized as taking the least amount of steps to reach point B from point A. While he makes skillful use of Shunpo, Ichigo is not particularly well-versed in the specifics of the technique and his use of it is fairly straightforward.
Zangetsu: Ichigo's Zanpakutō, which in its original, unreleased state, took the form of a very oversized katana, thanks to his immense but poorly-controlled spiritual power. Because of this, the sword itself was rather weak at this point, and it is more a manifestation of Rukia's deprived spiritual energy than Ichigo's. Once he learns its name, Ichigo's Zanpakutō stays in a constant released state due to his immense power.
Shikai: After first being released, Zangetsu appeared as a massive, knife-like blade with no formal hilt, only a cloth-wrapped tang. In this form, Zangetsu is about as tall as Ichigo, and he can wield it by the cloth to swing and throw it opponents like a flail, though he rarely does this. When he reclaims his Shinigami powers and combines them with his Fullbring abilities, Zangetsu's appearance shifts, giving it a more proper hilt and a length of chain at the bottom.
- Getsuga Tenshō: Ichigo's signature attack, a highly condensed blast of spiritual pressure released from the tip of the blade with a slash, taking the form of a crescent as it rushes forwards, or even an omnidirectional burst. Though Ichigo uses this ability several times before finding out its name, once he does, its power is greatly enhanced.
Bankai - Tensa Zangetsu: Activated by pointing his Zanpakutō outwards and allowing its cloth to wrap around his arm, Ichigo's Tensa Zangetsu is very out of the ordinary for a Bankai. It shrinks Ichigo's normally massive sword down to a daitō, a long sword, with a black blade, focusing and compressing all of its power for use in hyper-speed combat. The appearance of his Bankai shifts after his training in the Dangai, covering his right hand with a black glove and wrapping its chain all around his arm.
- Kuroi Getsuga Tenshō: The more powerful Getsuga Tenshō utilized by Ichigo in this state, now colored black. Ichigo can utilize it with more control than before, controlling its trajectory, keeping it within his blade to enhance the power of his swings, or firing it from the tip as a bullet.
Saigo no Getsuga Tenshō: The ultimate technique of Ichigo's Pseudo Bankai, in which he becomes one with Getsuga itself. Its name, the Final Getsuga Tenshō reflects its cost - after using it, Ichigo will lose all of his Shinigami powers. While the ability is active, Ichigo's hair turns black and grows to waist-length, while his body is wrapped in blue-grey bandages.
- Mugetsu: Ichigo manifests a black blade from his spiritual energy and swings it at his target, bringing with it a massive veil of black energy that erupts upwards, completely consuming them and the landscape. After this, Ichigo will lose the transformation and quickly fall unconscious, awakening a month later with only a fragment of his powers, which will quickly dwindle to nothing, but he slowly regained them over the next two years.
Hollowification: Thanks to White, Ichigo was born with the powers of a Hollow, which he can channel in the form of a skull-like Hollow mask to greatly increase his capabilities. Originally, he could not control this transformation and would subconsciously produce the mask to shield himself from attacks. As well he would be possessed by his inner Hollow if he fell unconscious, but after his training with the Visored, he gained more control over the transformation. Still, in particularly dire circumstances, his inner Hollow may take control, and Ichigo may enter a form where he loses all sense of reason.
Hollow Mask: The Hollow mask was originally a sign of Ichigo's possession by his inner Hollow, but after his training with the Visored, it merely indicates he is utilizing his Hollow powers. To access his inner Hollow's power, Ichigo must summon the mask onto his face. He normally does this by placing one of his hands over his face and concentrating spiritual matter on it to manifest the mask (previously, it had appeared on its own before he mastered the Hollow within him), summoning the mask in a "ripping" fashion. With the mask in place, Ichigo's eyes irises become yellow, and he has black sclera and pupils. His voice has a slight Hollow echo to it. With the mask, he gains access to increased physical enhancements. This helps in combat in several ways, most noticeably being that it makes it easier for him to fight through severe injuries.
- Augmented Getsuga Tenshō: When Ichigo wears his mask, the power, speed, blast area, force, and size of the Getsuga Tenshō become drastically augmented, to the point of seriously harming a foe. When used with his Bankai and Hollow mask in combination, his Getsuga Tenshō is stated to be his ultimate attack.
Full Hollow Form: When Zangetsu takes full possession of Ichigo's body, the body undergoes a full transformation into a Hollow creature. His mask resembles a Human skull, complete with a jaw joint and rounded forehead, and has dark red stripes on the left side. Unlike normal Hollows, this form used an actual weapon, using Ichigo's Zanpakutō. Ichigo later has his body taken over by Zangetsu once again. This time, the full transformation is very physically different in appearance and far more powerful than the previous one. In this form, Ichigo has long straight hair, reaching down to his waist, and a Hollow hole, smaller than his previous one, decorated with markings stretching from the hole across his chest and shoulders. In this new form, he has a different Hollow mask. It covers Ichigo's entire head, and its markings are different, for it has four spike-shaped marks, two of them stopping by the forehead and the other two stretching past the eyes and teeth, going past his chin and joining with the marks on his chest. The mask features two long forward-pointing horns, with black strips extending from their center towards the tips.
- Cero: The signature attack of Hollows, and one utilized by the Arrancar and Visored as well, a powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy fired like a laser. Ichigo's version of the cero is red and is extremely powerful.
- Hierro: A defensive technique used by Arrancar that toughens their skin by reinforcing it with condensed Reiryoku, allowing an Arrancar to confront an armed Shinigami with their bare hands. All Arrancar use this ability in some form to gain their supernatural toughness, but even an exceptionally powerful Hierro can be bypassed by focusing one's Reiryoku to a finer, sharper point.
- High-Speed Regeneration: An ability possessed by most Hollows, which allows them to rapidly recover from wounds. Abandoned by most Hollow and Arrancar in favor of more power, Ichigo retains the ability in his full Hollow form, proving capable of quickly regenerating lost limbs and even a hole in his chest, which would make it superior to the regenerative abilities of most others, as they cannot heal from serious organ damage.
- Sonído: A technique used by Arrancar that allows for high-speed movement, effectively analogous to the Shunpo used by Shinigami, and used in bursts to traverse distances quickly and fight at these high speeds.
Key: Substitute Shinigami | Soul Society Arc | Post-Bankai Training | Post-Visored Training | Post-Final Grimmjow Fight | Possessed by Zangetsu | Post-Resurrection | Post-Dangai Training