I am thankful every day that Tite Kubo created Bleach.

It is one of my favorite anime.

I am glad that people still love the series.

With Bleach returning newer anime fans will experience this fun series.

This encourages me to cover the many compelling aspects of this anime.

Today’s topic is the Vizards and their rank from worse to best. My goal is to discuss and present my perspective on this group.

Warning major spoilers ahead.

Before we start what exactly are Vizards?

  • Sosuke Aizen conducted Hollowfication experiments on many Shinigami (Soul Reapers).
  • Most of these experiments failed but there were 8 “successes”.
  • These 8 Shinigami make up the Vizards.
  • Aizen framed Kisuke as the one guilty for conducting Hollowfication experiments.
  • This was Aizen‘s plan to prevent Kisuke from revealing his plans.
  • Tessai the captain of the Kido Corps aided Kisuke and ended up on trial with him.
  • The judgment for Kisuke was exile and for the Hollowfied Shinigami DEATH!
  • While Central 46 was sentencing Kisuke, Yoruichi rescues him, Tessai, and the Hollowfied Shinigami.
  • Kisuke devotes his time to figure out how to undo the Hollowfication.
  • Even though he never succeeds, he does help the Vizards overcome their Hollowification.
  • The Vizards learned to tame their inner Hollow and use its power in battle.
  • They do this by donning their Hollow masks.

A diverse group of former Captains and Lieutenants make up the Vizards.Since Ichigo learned to Hollowify like the Vizards, he is part of this group. Some sites consider Kaname Tosen a vizard because he Hollowfied.

With the backstory out of the way, we can now proceed with the list. This list will only use what happens in the anime and not the manga. I will update this list after the new series aires.

This list will not have Ichigo or Tosen.

I am thankful every day that Tite Kubo created Bleach.

It is one of my favorite anime.

I am glad that people still love the series.

With Bleach returning newer anime fans will experience this fun series.

This encourages me to cover the many compelling aspects of this anime.

Today’s topic is the Vizards and their rank from worse to best.

My goal is to discuss and present my perspective on this group.

Warning major spoilers ahead.

Before we start what exactly are Vizards?

  • Sosuke Aizen conducted Hollowfication experiments on many Shinigami (Soul Reapers).
  • Most of these experiments failed but there were 8 “successes”.
  • These 8 Shinigami make up the Vizards.
  • Aizen framed Kisuke as the one guilty for conducting Hollowfication experiments.
  • This was Aizen‘s plan to prevent Kisuke from revealing his plans.
  • Tessai the captain of the Kido Corps aided Kisuke and ended up on trial with him.
  • The judgment for Kisuke was exile and for the Hollowfied Shinigami DEATH!
  • While Central 46 was sentencing Kisuke, Yoruichi rescues him, Tessai, and the Hollowfied Shinigami.
  • Kisuke devotes his time to figure out how to undo the Hollowfication.
  • Even though he never succeeds, he does help the Vizards overcome their Hollowification.
  • The Vizards learned to tame their inner Hollow and use its power in battle.
  • They do this by donning their Hollow masks.

A diverse group of former Captains and Lieutenants make up the Vizards.

Since Ichigo learned to Hollowify like the Vizards, he is part of this group.

Some sites consider Kaname Tosen a vizard because he Hollowfied.

With the backstory out of the way, we can now proceed with the list.

This list will only use what happens in the anime and not the manga.

I will update this list after the new series aires.

This list will not have Ichigo or Tosen.

Number 8 Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi also known as Rose

Rose watching Ichigo fight shinji
Rose observing Ichigo's fight against Shinji

Character Summary

Rose is the former Captain of Squad Three and later regains that position.

First appeared in Bleach episode 122.

Rose is a tall blond man who is best known for his fashion sense.

His attire includes a traditional suit with cuffs and an untucked collar.

He enjoys art and comes across both cocky and lazy.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Rose assisted his fellow Vizards and Shinigami in the fight against Aizen and Stark.
  • He provided moral support during Ichigo‘s training.
  • Yamamoto hand-picked him to join the team that was investigating the Shinigami disappearances.
  • All the Vizards can Hollowfy including Rose for a duration of three minutes.

Rose‘s Zanpakuto Apreggio, takes the form of a whip with a flower bud at the end.

The whip can attack many foes at a time from varying distances.

He used a wire from his sword wrap around and crush a Gillian.

Rose using his Zanpakuto
Rose demonstrating his Zanpakuto Apreggio whip-like ability

Why he is Ranked Eighth

Of all the Vizards Rose is my least favorite.

Rose was absolutely useless in his fights against Aizen and Stark.

His mannerisms annoyed me and I honestly could care less about his thoughts on art.

For Captain level Shinigami his Zanpakuto and abilities were lackluster.

For his flaws, Rose does have a cool Hollow mask that is like the masks worn by medieval plague doctors.

It was awesome when he destroyed the Gillian.

Rose's hollow mask
Rose's awesome Vizard mask which resembles the medieval plague doctors mask

Number 8 Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi also known as Rose

Rose watching Ichigo fight shinji
Rose observing Ichigo's fight against Shinji

Character Summary

Rose is the former Captain of Squad Three and later regains that position.

First appeared in Bleach episode 122.

Rose is a tall blond man who is best known for his fashion sense.

His attire includes a traditional suit with cuffs and an untucked collar.

He enjoys art and comes across both cocky and lazy.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Rose assisted his fellow Vizards and Shinigami in the fight against Aizen and Stark.
  • He provided moral support during Ichigo‘s training.
  • Yamamoto hand-picked him to join the team that was investigating the Shinigami disappearances.
  • All the Vizards can Hollowfy including Rose for a duration of three minutes.

Rose‘s Zanpakuto Apreggio, takes the form of a whip with a flower bud at the end.

The whip can attack many foes at a time from varying distances.

He used a wire from his sword wrap around and crush a Gillian.

Rose using his Zanpakuto
Rose demonstrating his Zanpakuto Apreggio whip-like ability

Why he is Ranked Eighth

Of all the Vizards Rose is my least favorite.

Rose was absolutely useless in his fights against Aizen and Stark.

His mannerisms annoyed me and I honestly could care less about his thoughts on art.

For Captain level Shinigami his Zanpakuto and abilities were lackluster.

For his flaws, Rose does have a cool Hollow mask that is like the masks worn by medieval plague doctors.

It was awesome when he destroyed the Gillian.

Rose's hollow mask
Rose's awesome Vizard mask which resembles the medieval plague doctors mask

Number 7 Mashiro Kuna

Mashiro throwing a tantrum
Mashiro and her usual antics

Character Summary

Mashiro is the former lieutenant of Squad Nine.

She is unique for a Shinigami preferring to use her fists and feet over a traditional Zanpakuto.

One of my issues with Mashiro is her childish and often cringe-worthy temper tantrums.

She dresses like a Power Ranger with a full-body suit costume and thematic boots and gloves.

Her techniques’ names even have a very Power Ranger feel to them.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • She was the first of Vizards to fully control her Hollow
  • One of her claims is being able to Hollowfy for 15 straight hours.
  • Mashiro gave Wonderweiss a good fight and destroyed the Hollow known as Hooler.
  • For context, the Hooler blew away the Ryjin Jakka’s flames which caged Aizen, Tosen, and Gin.
  • Ryjin Jakka‘s flames belong to the strongest Shinigami Head Captain Yamamoto.
  • Wonderweiss defeated Jushiro one of the strongest captains with ease and tanked Yamamoto‘s blows.
  • So, being able to fight him is no easy feat.
  • While Hollowfied she can fire a really cool cero.
Mashiro kicking the Hooler
Mashiro destroying the Hooter with a single kick

Why she is Ranked Seventh

Mashiro antics are so hard to watch that it makes me feel embarrassed to be an anime fan.

Her bickering with Kensei is not funny or cute it’s dumb and annoying.

She does have a cool appearance and is a great fighter.

But her antics prevent me from ranking her higher.

Mashiro smashing Gillians
Mashiro demonstrating her athleticism in kicking the Gillian

Number 7 Mashiro Kuna

Mashiro throwing a tantrum
Mashiro and her usual antics

Character Summary

Mashiro is the former lieutenant of Squad Nine.

She is unique for a Shinigami preferring to use her fists and feet over a traditional Zanpakuto.

One of my issues with Mashiro is her childish and often cringe-worthy temper tantrums.

She dresses like a Power Ranger with a full-body suit costume and thematic boots and gloves.

Her techniques’ names even have a very Power Ranger feel to them.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • She was the first of Vizards to fully control her Hollow
  • One of her claims is being able to Hollowfy for 15 straight hours.
  • Mashiro gave Wonderweiss a good fight and destroyed the Hollow known as Hooler.
  • For context, the Hooler blew away the Ryjin Jakka’s flames which caged Aizen, Tosen, and Gin.
  • Ryjin Jakka‘s flames belong to the strongest Shinigami Head Captain Yamamoto.
  • Wonderweiss defeated Jushiro one of the strongest captains with ease and tanked Yamamoto‘s blows.
  • So, being able to fight him is no easy feat.
  • While Hollowfied she can fire a really cool cero.
Mashiro kicking the Hooler
Mashiro destroying the Hooter with a single kick

Why she is Ranked Seventh

Mashiro antics are so hard to watch that it makes me feel embarrassed to be an anime fan.

Her bickering with Kensei is not funny or cute it’s dumb and annoying.

She does have a cool appearance and is a great fighter.

But her antics prevent me from ranking her higher.

Mashiro smashing Gillians
Mashiro demonstrating her athleticism in kicking the Gillian

Number 6 Kensai Muguruma

Kensei watching Ichigo fight
Kensei commenting on Ichigo fighting Shinji

Character Summary

Kensei is the former Captain of Squad Nine and later reclaims that title.

One of his unique attributes is the “69” tattoo on his chest.

This is ironic because “69” is a common symbol for a sex position.

But for Kensei the “6” is the kanji of his last name and the “9” is for Squad 9.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Kensei is best described as a tall muscular man with white hair and wears combat equipment.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Kensei assisted in Ichigo’s training to tame his inner Hollow.
  • He saved Mashiro from Wonderweiss after her Hollow mask broke.
  • A young Shuhei Hisagi was also saved by Kensei.
  • His Zanpakuto is named Tachikaze which is a dagger.
  • It creates blades of wind that can dice Hollows with ease and it can fire energy blasts.
  • His Hollowfication lasts for three minutes.
Kensei's Bankai
Kensei's Bankai Tekken Tachikaze

Why he is Ranked Sixth

Kensei’s involvement in the plot could have been more significant.

I find Kensei to be very uninteresting.

He switches between three emotions:

Intense fighter, Irritable captain, Very relaxed

It seems like Kensei is a one-note character where his appearance might be the best part about him.

This is someone who needed more time to shine.

Kensei umping in to fight Ichigo
Kensei's steps in to fight Ichigo

Number 6 Kensai Muguruma

Kensei watching Ichigo fight
Kensei commenting on Ichigo fighting Shinji

Character Summary

Kensei is the former Captain of Squad Nine and later reclaims that title.

One of his unique attributes is the “69” tattoo on his chest.

This is ironic because “69” is a common symbol for a sex position.

But for Kensei the “6” is the kanji of his last name and the “9” is for Squad 9.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Kensei is best described as a tall muscular man with white hair and wears combat equipment.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Kensei assisted in Ichigo’s training to tame his inner Hollow.
  • He saved Mashiro from Wonderweiss after her Hollow mask broke.
  • A young Shuhei Hisagi was also saved by Kensei.
  • His Zanpakuto is named Tachikaze which is a dagger.
  • It creates blades of wind that can dice Hollows with ease and it can fire energy blasts.
  • His Hollowfication lasts for three minutes.
Kensei's Bankai
Kensei's Bankai Tekken Tachikaze

Why he is Ranked Sixth

Kensei’s involvement in the plot could have been more significant.

I find Kensei to be very uninteresting.

He switches between three emotions:

Intense fighter, Irritable captain, Very relaxed

It seems like Kensei is a one-note character where his appearance might be the best part about him.

This is someone who needed more time to shine.

Kensei umping in to fight Ichigo
Kensei's steps in to fight Ichigo

Number 5 Hiyori Sarugaki

Hiyori during the flash back
Hiyori during the flashback

Character Summary

She is the former lieutenant of Squad 12.

Hiyori formerly served under Captain Kisuke Urahara and Kirio Hikifune.

Her first visual appearance was in episode 112.

Hiyori is short around 4 feet 4 inches has blond hair and freckles.

Due to her arrangement of teeth, Shinji gave her the nickname snaggle tooth.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • It was Hiyori’s idea to recruit Ichigo to the Vizards but I am still not sure why.
  • She trained Ichigo to increase his time while Hollowfied.
  • Hiyori’s Zanpakuto Kubikiri Orochi is a large Buzzsaw.
  • Its powers are never revealed.
  • She is an excellent sword fighter and has incredible control of her inner Hollow.
  • Hiyori demonstrated her skills when training Ichigo and during her fight against Harribel.
Lisa and Hiyori fighting
Hiyori's Zanpakuto

Why she is Ranked Fifth

To say Hiyori can get aggressive would be an understatement.

This character seems to always insult and attack those close to her.

Her two biggest victims are Shinji and Kisuke.

I am pretty sure she hates Kisuke because her previous captain was better.

Even though it is a ruse to hide her true feelings it does not justify her behavior.

For Hiyori you either like her aggressive behavior or you don’t.

I did not like it.

On a more positive note, my favorite moment is when she mocks Kisukue during the flashback.

Hiyori is a great character but too devise for me to rank her higher.

Hiyori mocking Kiskue
Hiyori mocking Kiskue

Number 5 Hiyori Sarugaki

Hiyori during the flash back
Hiyori during the flashback

Character Summary

She is the former lieutenant of Squad 12.

Hiyori formerly served under Captain Kisuke Urahara and Kirio Hikifune.

Her first visual appearance was in episode 112.

Hiyori is short around 4 feet 4 inches has blond hair and freckles.

Due to her arrangement of teeth, Shinji gave her the nickname snaggle tooth.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • It was Hiyori’s idea to recruit Ichigo to the Vizards but I am still not sure why.
  • She trained Ichigo to increase his time while Hollowfied.
  • Hiyori’s Zanpakuto Kubikiri Orochi is a large Buzzsaw.
  • Its powers are never revealed.
  • She is an excellent sword fighter and has incredible control of her inner Hollow.
  • Hiyori demonstrated her skills when training Ichigo and during her fight against Harribel.
Lisa and Hiyori fighting
Hiyori's Zanpakuto

Why she is Ranked Fifth

To say Hiyori can get aggressive would be an understatement.

This character seems to always insult and attack those close to her.

Her two biggest victims are Shinji and Kisuke.

I am pretty sure she hates Kisuke because her previous captain was better.

Even though it is a ruse to hide her true feelings it does not justify her behavior.

For Hiyori you either like her aggressive behavior or you don’t.

I did not like it.

On a more positive note, my favorite moment is when she mocks Kisukue during the flashback.

Hiyori is a great character but too devise for me to rank her higher.

Hiyori mocking Kiskue
Hiyori mocking Kiskue

Number 4 Hachigen Ushōda

Hachi during his time in the kido corps
Hachi during his time in the Kido corps

Character Summary

Hachi is the former lieutenant of the Kido corps serving under Tessai.

His two main traits are being kind and being very profound with his words.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Despite standing over 8 feet tall and weighing over 800 pounds Hachi can get lost in the crowd due to his shyness.

His main appaearnace is a suit and he has pink hair.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Sofion and Marechiyo worked with Hachi to defeat Espada number 2 Lord Baraggan.
  • Hachi was able to restrain both Kensei and Mashiro when they were running rampant after Hollowfication.
  • Hachi protects the Vizard training grounds with forcefields that can hide Reiatsu.
  • Also, Hachi only uses binding spells called Bakudō and not Hado (“path of destruction” spells).
  • This makes sense because Hachi is a passivist.
  • One of Orihime’s hairpins named Tsubaki was restored by Hachi.
  • He is the only Vizard to defeat an Espada.
  • His space-time barriers are like Orihime’s.
  • Hachi is one of the few Shingami who are part of an elite group called Kido Masters.
  • His Kido contained the power of Bankai and he can perform a level 99 Kido spell with no incantation. (99 is the highest level of a Kido spell)
  • When he Hollowfies his Kido abilities are greatly improved.
Hachi putting up time space barriers
Hachi putting up time-space barriers

Why he is Ranked Fourth

Hachi is one of my favorite characters in Bleach.

No one can match his Kido abilities.

For someone who does not use traditional weapons, Hachi is quite effective in combat.

My favorite moment is when he sacrificed his arm to kill Lord Baraggon.

Hachi ranks this high because of his accomplishments and plot relevance.

Hachi using removing his hand
Hachi using his removed to kill Lord Barragan

Number 4 Hachigen Ushōda

Hachi during his time in the kido corps
Hachi during his time in the Kido corps

Character Summary

Hachi is the former lieutenant of the Kido corps serving under Tessai.

His two main traits are being kind and being very profound with his words.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Despite standing over 8 feet tall and weighing over 800 pounds Hachi can get lost in the crowd due to his shyness.

His main appaearnace is a suit and he has pink hair.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Sofion and Marechiyo worked with Hachi to defeat Espada number 2 Lord Baraggan.
  • Hachi was able to restrain both Kensei and Mashiro when they were running rampant after Hollowfication.
  • Hachi protects the Vizard training grounds with forcefields that can hide Reiatsu.
  • Also, Hachi only uses binding spells called Bakudō and not Hado (“path of destruction” spells).
  • This makes sense because Hachi is a passivist.
  • One of Orihime’s hairpins named Tsubaki was restored by Hachi.
  • He is the only Vizard to defeat an Espada.
  • His space-time barriers are like Orihime’s.
  • Hachi is one of the few Shingami who are part of an elite group called Kido Masters.
  • His Kido contained the power of Bankai and he can perform a level 99 Kido spell with no incantation. (99 is the highest level of a Kido spell)
  • When he Hollowfies his Kido abilities are greatly improved.
Hachi putting up time space barriers
Hachi putting up time-space barriers

Why he is Ranked Fourth

Hachi is one of my favorite characters in Bleach.

No one can match his Kido abilities.

For someone who does not use traditional weapons, Hachi is quite effective in combat.

My favorite moment is when he sacrificed his arm to kill Lord Baraggon.

Hachi ranks this high because of his accomplishments and plot relevance.

Hachi using removing his hand
Hachi using his removed to kill Lord Barragan

Number 3: Rabu Aikawa

Love fighting kensei
Love fighting the hollowfied kensei

Character Summary

Rabu Aikawa nicknamed Love was the former captain of Squad Seven.

I enjoy his laid back attitude and how quickly it can changes to intense when he fights.

Love wears a green jumpsuit with black sunglasses.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Love has two different afros in Bleach.

The first one was a traditional afro while the second is spikey and star-shaped.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Love distracted Kensei to give Hachi enough time to bind him with a powerful Kido spell.
  • He forced Stark to resort to desperate measures leading to his defeat.
  • With his comic relief, Love keeps everyone in the Vizards calm and relaxed.
  • Love ripped a Gillian in half with his bare hands.
  • His Zanpakuto Tengumaru is massive but does not weight him down.
  • It has a great range and a cool technique called: Hifuki no Koduchi.
  • Tengumaru ignites into flames then fires a large fireball at his enemies.
  • This results in a massive fiery explosion.
Love's hollow mask
Love's hollow mask

Why he is Ranked Third

Love is very cool and I enjoy all his moments in Bleach.

He is very funny and super chill.

My favorite moment is when he tells Stark that a hero’s handicap is why his mask only lasts for three minutes.

Love ranks high in the list for his awesome Zanpakuto, his Hollow mask, and his contributions in fighting both Hollowfied Kensei and Stark.

He is everything that Kensei could have been but just is not.

Love grabbing rose from the rubble
Love grabbing Rose from the rubble

Number 3: Rabu Aikawa

Love fighting kensei
Love fighting the hollowfied kensei

Character Summary

Rabu Aikawa nicknamed Love was the former captain of Squad Seven.

I enjoy his laid back attitude and how quickly it can changes to intense when he fights.

Love wears a green jumpsuit with black sunglasses.

He first appeared in episode 122.

Love has two different afros in Bleach.

The first one was a traditional afro while the second is spikey and star-shaped.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Love distracted Kensei to give Hachi enough time to bind him with a powerful Kido spell.
  • He forced Stark to resort to desperate measures leading to his defeat.
  • With his comic relief, Love keeps everyone in the Vizards calm and relaxed.
  • Love ripped a Gillian in half with his bare hands.
  • His Zanpakuto Tengumaru is massive but does not weight him down.
  • It has a great range and a cool technique called: Hifuki no Koduchi.
  • Tengumaru ignites into flames then fires a large fireball at his enemies.
  • This results in a massive fiery explosion.
Love's hollow mask
Love's hollow mask

Why he is Ranked Third

Love is very cool and I enjoy all his moments in Bleach.

He is very funny and super chill.

My favorite moment is when he tells Stark that a hero’s handicap is why his mask only lasts for three minutes.

Love ranks high in the list for his awesome Zanpakuto, his Hollow mask, and his contributions in fighting both Hollowfied Kensei and Stark.

He is everything that Kensei could have been but just is not.

Love grabbing rose from the rubble
Love grabbing Rose from the rubble

Number 2 Lisa Yadōmaru

Lisa starring at Shunsui
Lisa staring at Shunsui

Character Summary

Lisa was the former lieutenant of Squad Eight under Captain Shunsui.

She is the calmest and most collected member of the group.

She first appeared in episode 122

Lisa’s approach to dealing with people is more mature than Hiyori’s.

She is always willing to land a hand and enjoys reading erotic magazines.

I think Shunsui’s perverted nature rubbed off on her.

She has black hair, wears glasses and a school uniform.

Obviously she is the most attractive member of the group.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • She and Hiyori joined Toshiro in battling Harribel.
  • Lisa spied on the captain’s meeting during the “Turn Back the Pendulum Arc“.
  • She assisted the other soul reapers in investigating the disappearances.
  • Lisa helped fight Ichigo’s Hollow when he was training to control it.
  • Lisa is the fastest member of the group and the best sword fighter.
  • Her combat style involves using both her Zanpakuto in combination with her hands and feet.
  • She demonstrates this when fighting Ichigo’s hollow.
  • Her Zanpakuto Haguro Tonbo is a large staff with a blade on one end and a heavy ball on the other.
  • Much like Love, Lisa can move this weapon with ease despite its massive size.
  • Lisa’s Hollowfication amplifies her abilities giving her the power to move at even faster speeds.
  • She was able to slice a Gillian Hollow countless times in seconds with ease.
Lisa destorying a hollow with ease
Lisa destroying a Gillian with ease

Why she is Ranked Second

Lisa is someone who has a tough exterior but also shows genuine emotion and affection toward others.

I like her relationship with Shunsui it’s just too bad it never goes anywhere.

The best scene with her would have to be where Shunsui revealed that she was spying on the captain’s meeting.

It was funny and it gives great insight into Lisa’s character.

Lisa is the complete package and earns her spot at number two on this list.

Lisa spying on the meeting
Lisa spying on the captain meeting

Number 2 Lisa Yadōmaru

Lisa starring at Shunsui
Lisa staring at Shunsui

Character Summary

Lisa was the former lieutenant of Squad Eight under Captain Shunsui.

She is the calmest and most collected member of the group.

She first appeared in episode 122

Lisa’s approach to dealing with people is more mature than Hiyori’s.

She is always willing to land a hand and enjoys reading erotic magazines.

I think Shunsui’s perverted nature rubbed off on her.

She has black hair, wears glasses and a school uniform.

Obviously she is the most attractive member of the group.

Her Accomplishments and Abilities

  • She and Hiyori joined Toshiro in battling Harribel.
  • Lisa spied on the captain’s meeting during the “Turn Back the Pendulum Arc“.
  • She assisted the other soul reapers in investigating the disappearances.
  • Lisa helped fight Ichigo’s Hollow when he was training to control it.
  • Lisa is the fastest member of the group and the best sword fighter.
  • Her combat style involves using both her Zanpakuto in combination with her hands and feet.
  • She demonstrates this when fighting Ichigo’s hollow.
  • Her Zanpakuto Haguro Tonbo is a large staff with a blade on one end and a heavy ball on the other.
  • Much like Love, Lisa can move this weapon with ease despite its massive size.
  • Lisa’s Hollowfication amplifies her abilities giving her the power to move at even faster speeds.
  • She was able to slice a Gillian Hollow countless times in seconds with ease.
Lisa destorying a hollow with ease
Lisa destroying a Gillian with ease

Why she is Ranked Second

Lisa is someone who has a tough exterior but also shows genuine emotion and affection toward others.

I like her relationship with Shunsui it’s just too bad it never goes anywhere.

The best scene with her would have to be where Shunsui revealed that she was spying on the captain’s meeting.

It was funny and it gives great insight into Lisa’s character.

Lisa is the complete package and earns her spot at number two on this list.

Lisa spying on the meeting
Lisa spying on the captain meeting

Number 1 Shinji Hirako

Shinjis first apperance
Shinji's first appearance

Character Summary

Shinji is the former captain of Squad Five and later regains that title.

Shinji is like Love and also acts goofy and dumb outside of combat.

Also just like Love, Shinji can become intense and show off his fighting skills.

Shinji is the fearless leader of the Vizards.

He first appeared in episode 109.

He had long blonde hair as a captain and since becoming a Vizard his hair became shorter (which is good because his long hair was awful).

Button-down shirts with ties are the main attire for Shinji, He also wears a newsboy cap.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Shinji saved both Ichigo and Rukia from Grimmjow.
  • Shinji appointed Aizen to be his lieutenant because he suspected him from the very beginning.
  • He helps recruit Ichigo to the vizards.
  • Shinji assisted his fellow Shinigami in the battle against Aizen.
  • He is also quite fast and has quick senses.
  • Despite Tosen’s best efforts to cut off his head, Shinji avoided the blade strike with only a cut above the eye.
  • Shinji is very intelligent and cunning which is scary considering he comes across as an idiot.
  • His Zanpakuto Sakanade is very strange looking in its released state.
  • It has a circle handle which then connects to a traditional blade.
  • The sword spins in circles creating the inverted world.
  • Opponents’ sense of direction, eyesight, injury locations, etc. are reversed making it impossible to respond to attacks.
  • Shinji is very powerful when he uses his inner hollow.
  • He fired an enhanced cero at Grimmjow with no restraint.
  • His speed increases to the point that he put Grimmjow on the defensive with little effort.
Shinji wearing his hollow mask
Shinji wearing his hollow mask

Why he is Ranked First

I enjoy Shinjis presence on-screen regardless if he is making jokes or fighting for his life.

His mask is badass. Shinji had the most screen time among the vizards.

I wish he had fought as much as the other Vizards.

His relationship with Hiyori is special because it mirrors his personality.

Shinji’s fight against Grimmjow was awesome because it was the first time we got to see what he could do.

He ranks as the top Vizard because of how integral he was to the story and his personality.

Shinji firing a cero
Shinji firing a cero

Number 1 Shinji Hirako

Shinjis first apperance
Shinji's first appearance

Character Summary

Shinji is the former captain of Squad Five and later regains that title.

Shinji is like Love and also acts goofy and dumb outside of combat.

Also just like Love, Shinji can become intense and show off his fighting skills.

Shinji is the fearless leader of the Vizards.

He first appeared in episode 109.

He had long blonde hair as a captain and since becoming a Vizard his hair became shorter (which is good because his long hair was awful).

Button-down shirts with ties are the main attire for Shinji, He also wears a newsboy cap.

His Accomplishments and Abilities

  • Shinji saved both Ichigo and Rukia from Grimmjow.
  • Shinji appointed Aizen to be his lieutenant because he suspected him from the very beginning.
  • He helps recruit Ichigo to the vizards.
  • Shinji assisted his fellow Shinigami in the battle against Aizen.
  • He is also quite fast and has quick senses.
  • Despite Tosen’s best efforts to cut off his head, Shinji avoided the blade strike with only a cut above the eye.
  • Shinji is very intelligent and cunning which is scary considering he comes across as an idiot.
  • His Zanpakuto Sakanade is very strange looking in its released state.
  • It has a circle handle which then connects to a traditional blade.
  • The sword spins in circles creating the inverted world.
  • Opponents’ sense of direction, eyesight, injury locations, etc. are reversed making it impossible to respond to attacks.
  • Shinji is very powerful when he uses his inner hollow.
  • He fired an enhanced cero at Grimmjow with no restraint.
  • His speed increases to the point that he put Grimmjow on the defensive with little effort.
Shinji wearing his hollow mask
Shinji wearing his hollow mask

Why he is Ranked First

I enjoy Shinjis presence on-screen regardless if he is making jokes or fighting for his life.

His mask is badass. Shinji had the most screen time among the vizards.

I wish he had fought as much as the other Vizards.

His relationship with Hiyori is special because it mirrors his personality.

Shinji’s fight against Grimmjow was awesome because it was the first time we got to see what he could do.

He ranks as the top Vizard because of how integral he was to the story and his personality.

Shinji firing a cero
Shinji firing a cero

Final thoughts

This list was fun to make, it always nice jumping back into the world of Bleach.

After ranking the Vizards I think the Espadas are next.

My goal is to rank all the major and minor groups in Bleach.

The story of the Vizards is tragic because they banished through no fault of their own.

I have always wondered if the Vizards had a right to be angry at Gotei 13 for banishing them when they had no evidence to prove their innocence.

Once Aizen was discovered to be a traitor that should have been the moment that Gotei 13 should have apologized and reinstated the Vizards.

I would like to see how you rank the Vizards.

Comment below your rankings.

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References:

https://bleach.fandom.com/wiki/R%C5%8Dj%C5%ABr%C5%8D_%C5%8Ctoribashi

https://bleach.neoseeker.com/wiki/Vizard

https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-plague-doctor-walking-around-plague-doctor-image98813977

https://bleach.fandom.com/wiki/Kensei_Muguruma

Images taken from Episodes: 109, 122, 123, 140, 209, 210, 279, 281, 283

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