"The average being is defined by a goal, a dream, aspirations. What defines me? Hmph, I wouldn't know. I seek out things on a whim, like a butterfly, I am content simply to move from flower to flower, blessed by the array of colours each plant brings. I am presented with infinite opportunities to test the limits of this realm of existence, what kind of Hollow would I be if I didn't push them to the very end?"
|Girado Riendo Mariposa|
|Previous Occupation||Números #19|
Gin Ichimaru (Mod-Soul)
Reyessa Elianna Eguzkiñe
|Base of Operations||Las Noches, Hueco Mundo|
Sabio Islas, Hueco Mundo
|Story Debut||Bleach: Equilibrium|
|Roleplay Debut||Pursuit of Frail Wings|
- "The curiosity carried on the wings of madness."
- —Character tag
Girado Riendo Mariposa (ジラド・リンド・マリポサ, Jirado Rindo Mariposa) is an ancient Hollow that has been active for millennia, claiming to have been around as far back as 9500 BC. He has plodded his way through the evolutionary ranks of his kind, having been a Básillian, Gillian, and an Adjuchas, though he claims to have discovered the means by which one could become Vasto Lorde, he did not enter into the evolution himself, instead choosing to become an Arrancar, one of the first to have done so by natural means. Through experimentation on himself, he has achieved a further "evolution" of the Arrancar form, a transformation he has named Tal Vez.
He began as a rumour in Hueco Mundo and only entered the public eye for the first time in 872 AD when he acted as an advisor to the Hollows of Las Días during their war with the Gotei 13. He was nowhere to be seen when the Hollow army was defeated, having left before the last battles could begin in earnest. He would be sought out by Satō Shingen, under the guise of Black Hood, some years later to again serve as an advisor for the growing Shoka, bestowing upon them his scientific expertise as well as information. His contribution to the War of Days was great, with his creation of Black and infusing Satō with the means to undergo Hollowfication without succumbing to Soul Suicide. He even managed to seal away the Captain of the Sixth Division Regulus Armiger, a feat that has since proved impossible to undo. Again, he escaped the conflict but the Gotei were now aware of him and had him marked as a high priority threat.
He did not resurface until 2001 AD when Sōsuke Aizen revealed himself as an enemy of Soul Society and began his creation of an Arrancar army using the Hōgyoku. Girado was one of the earliest to stand with him, serving as the Decimonoveno (19th) Números, he was given the task of experimenting on his own kind while also serving as a recruiter as Girado knew the desert and its rumour mill better than Aizen. Through his work at Las Noches he managed to bring Charra Chavarría, Emya Kolliohart and Zankken Javan in to his employ. His part in assisting Aizen went unnoticed by the Shinigami at large and he left during the Gotei's assault on Las Noches, escaping yet another conflict unscathed. As the balance of another realm began to collapse, Girado found himself pulled into it on the cusp of the Wandenreich war with Soul Society where he was "recruited" by the Jagdarmee once they found his laboratory in Sabio Islas. With their ousting of the Gotei 13, he was assigned to the Einsicht in order to assist in fixing the rapidly decaying balance of souls.
He eventually found a way back to his original realm, but experimentation on his discovery flung him into yet another dimension. One where Hueco Mundo was on the cusp of change as Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez became the next king of the land of Hollows. Seeing opportunity in that, Girado offered his services to the newly reformed Espada.
Girado is a lanky and androgynous Arrancar carried atop a spindly form and a somewhat malnourished visage which is made alien by his clear white skin. His face is entirely obscured by the fragments of his hollow mask which takes shape as a full helmet, unlike that of most other Arrancar. It is ovular in shape and possesses very little in the way of details, apart from a single line running down the center of it. There are three holes in the mask, two taking the shape of angular eyes and the third resting on the forehead, it bears a lozenge shape and is outlined with a purple estigma. The left eye hole appears to be empty, presenting little more than an empty blackness to those looking at it. The right presents his only visible eye which has a black sclera, golden irides and a black slit shaped pupil not unlike that of a cat. Two long and lightly curved horns rise up from the crown of his head and flow into a large opulent fur-like mane of indigo hair which stretches out a fair ways down his back ending in a small tail that is tied by a violet band. His body is a strange amalgam of musculature and sleek bodywork, the most obvious part being the protrusions on the end of his elbows.
Unlike previous forms Girado now opts to be fully clothed and bears a considerable resemblance to his second form's released state. His neck is covered by a dual-layered metallic colour, below that he adorns a white jacket with black outlines similar to those worn by the Espada. It runs the full length of his upper body before splitting into two parts over his waist. Above that he adorns an indigo breastplate made up of twin rows of ribbed slates, it has a low collar exposing the top of the jacket beneath. A single black line runs down the center of the breastplate, with a rectangular space in the middle of it allowing another look at the jacket underneath. The breastplate feeds into a grey rope-like sash that is wrapped around Girado's waist numerous times. He dons a white sleeveless haori that has a pair of prominent indigo lapels that lay over his clavicles. The haori runs down the entire length of Girado's body and beyond it, terminating in a set of pointed coat tails that are black in colouration. His upper arms are adorned with purple hourglass-shaped decorations and lead into the sleek tekkō that cover his forearms. They are made up of a single white plate on either arm that are strapped in by a series of purple cloth straps. Beyond that his hands are completely black and each digit is sharpened into a claw. There is a long extending cord that is attached beneath his wrists and run the length between his arms to attach to the back of his haori. Hanging across the cords are a number of light purple ribbons. His lower body is covered by a simple white hakama that is attached to a set of metal braces that cover his ankle and foot while remaining open enough to expose his black tabi.
Though not immediately visible, Girado's Hollow hole occupies much, if not all, of his head. Given his place among Grimmjow's revived Espada it is likely that he also possesses a tattoo that denotes his place, though its placement and number are unknown at current.
As an Adjuchas-class Hollow, Girado largely resembled a centipede. His body was long and serpentine, reaching an upwards of 100 meters in total length. His body was made up of several segments, each of which consisted of a black underbelly adorned by a purple armour plate over the top and several chitinous legs. The furthest back segment ended in two inward curving spikes with a gold colouration that was segmented at two points by a zig-zagging pattern of lines. The front, his head lacked legs and was instead adorned by several holes from which several light blue tendrils could emerge to act as appendages for him. His Hollow hole was in the center of that segment, going through the top and bottom. His head was largely covered by a Hollow mask, a large white bone-like plate sitting over the top of his skull like a helmet. It was smooth and curved at the top with two horns rising out of the top to face behind him. There were two diamond shaped eye holes on the mask, each underscored by several purple lines. The mask cut off at Girado's mouth which was black like the rest of his flesh, two black appendages jutted out of either side of his mouth stretching into two large mandibles in the form of blades resembling scissors. His mouth was lined by golden pyramid-shaped teeth.
As an extremely long lived Hollow, any remnants of his original Human existence have long since been cast aside, apart from those with the most profound effect on him. That which sits at the core of his identity. For Girado this is a state known as Ataraxia (アタラクシア), Atarakushia; Greek for "Tranquility"), as he is a being that exists without worry or doubt. This has had the effect of creating a distastefully cheerful persona, he speaks to everyone with some degree of familiarity and friendliness whilst at the same time casually belittling them. He is never angry or annoyed, reacting with simple and polite jests even when injured and in danger. He exudes an extreme degree of self-confidence in his abilities, seeing himself as magnificent and awe-inspiring while the skills of others would come across as haphazard, though, oddly, he does not consider himself infallible. To him, he sees no doubt in his own capabilities, but he cannot predict everything around him, as such he is still capable of overwhelming success or dismal failure due to interference from elsewhere. Even so, such things do not register negatively within him, simply brushing off a lack of success and moving on to other things. Further, he appears to lack fear on an instinctual level, stimuli meant to evoke such an effect proves useless on him with even the threat of death doing nothing to provoke a response.
Girado is exaggerative, professing a love for the flamboyant and ostentatious. He tends to overact and perform with regards to everything, happy to wave his arms around and use them as an instrument to provide examples through during an explanation of something. He would go so far as to setup a scene resembling an interrogation in order to ask a simple set of questions. Another aspect of this is his speech pattern, often long winded and flattering, either of himself or the party he is referring to, even whilst simultaneously insulting them. He also happens to be rather fickle with little in the way of lasting attachments to either interests or factions. He has served under Shinigami and Quincy with little regard for their opinions on each other and no real loyalty to the parties themselves, easily severing his ties with Shoka and Sōsuke Aizen as he saw fit. He is easily interested in unusual phenomena and unique abilities and objects, but his obsessions quickly peter out whether or not his experimentations on them have finished. Girado can also be quite petty with regards to experimentation, despite modifying himself in such a manner as to successfully erase his ability to perceive a specific spiritual spectrum, he would deem it a failure simply because he saw the world around him afterward with a slight shade of grey. Though his interests some times pick up again, as has been the case with his study of the Mod-Soul copy of Gin Ichimaru, a creation of his that he deemed a failure because of his inability to wield the original's Bankai. Though he cut him loose and allowed him to go and do as he saw fit, Girado has occasionally sought him out in order to pester him and seek out just why the artificial being lacks the full power of his original.
There are a few fields that continue to keep his interest with them. Study of Hollows, the inner workings of souls, and the Shinigami art of Kidō being the most notable. As Hollows are a largely uncovered field, Girado took it upon himself to uncover all of the secrets of his kind and to document it. At the same time, he would push and test the limits of them, with each new discovery came with it new ways to experiment on the potential that Hollows presented. Through millennia of study, Girado has become, perhaps, the greatest mind on Hollows and Arrancar, both pseudo and natural with a great deal of information on their evolution, powers, and other traits. For a time, the study of Kidō had fully enraptured him, where it became the only means of trading with him. Though it has died down with his own growing mastery over the art and deviation from the Shinigami method, those who stand on a similar level as himself or wielding particularly unique Kidō are still capable of piquing his interest. He largely dislikes doing things that he considers wasteful, and to him, science is largely refined through streamlining a process. He refused to create more of the Hiperenlace because of the rarity of High-Spec Humans and the alternative requiring several Human souls, which he deemed an unsustainable resource.
Apart from his overconfidence and egotism, Girado exhibits little in the way of traits common amongst fellow Hollows or even Arrancar. He is neither driven by a need to devour the souls of other beings, nor a lust to increase his own power. Though he has expressed that the desire to feed on souls exists within him, he claims to have quelled it, rather easily, through his own strength of will. He does not actively seek out any kind of growth in power as most other Hollows would, largely because he cares little for his own standing in any perceived natural order, instead preferring the role of an observer. Despite his great age, and because of the unique manner in which his original Hollow consciousness surfaced, Girado is able to recall a great deal of his past, both as a Hollow and as a Human in spite of the onset of madness that accompanies the transformation into a Gillian and the surfacing of a new consciousness that follows ones evolution into an Adjuchas. These memories are not viewed as his own, as he was never a singular being before becoming a Hollow, instead his memories are seen through the eyes of someone watching from the outside, which he regards as one possible explanation for his own preference of such a role. It is familiar to him.
Girado does not embody an aspect of death as is common among Arrancar, especially those of the Espada, but instead embodies an aspect of motivation, the concept of "Development" holds a great deal of meaning for him, as it is the idea that he rallied all of the separate existences within himself towards triggering a transformation into a Vasto Lorde.
Girado originates from a village that resided in Northern Spain during the time of the Azilian industry around 9500 BC. Not as a singular being from among its populace, however, but as the entirety of that community. The village had been suffering from a slow death in the midst of an increasing food shortage, a death that was rapidly accelerated when one of the deceased villagers transformed into a Hollow. A wild and mentally fractured thing, the circumstances of its death and subsequent spiritual shift caused it to lash out and devour those in the village that still remained. In the aftermath of its consumption a true consciousness formed, pooled together from all of the community that now made up that singular being which adopted the name: Bonespire (ボワンスパイア, Bowansupaia). From the beginning Bonespire was unique in that it did not have a singular consciousness, but instead both realized and accepted that all of those souls that made up its being, there was no true dominant personality and as the years went by this community grew and grew each time the Hollow fed, assimilating others of its kind into it, adding more souls to the vast consciousness that had been created.
They were one of the few Hollow that did not reside within the Forest of Menos, instead it managed to make its territory on the surface within a series of rock formations that would come to be known as Sabio Islas (島五点 (サビョ・エースラッス), Sabyo Ēsurassu; Spanish for "Sage Isles"; Japanese for "Island of the Five Points"). While ordinarily an exceedingly risky endeavour due to the scarcity of prey in Hueco Mundo's desert, Sabio Islas rested over one of the entrances to the Forest of Menos, allowing Bonespire countless opportunities to attack other Hollows, both among those newly arrived in the spiritual realm and those attempting to eke out a new living outside of the Forest. By the time he had consumed enough Hollows to trigger the evolution into a Gillian, this routine of waiting out prey had become ingrained enough that even in mindless insanity, it was able to stick to its pattern. Word eventually passed into the Forest of a Menos Grande living on the outskirts of the Forest entrances as the subject of tales and rumour, it was passed around as a story, something for those bored of the equilibrium within the Forest to seek out and battle. The name they attributed this tale was Girado (ジラド, Jirado; Spanish for "Deranged").
Eventually an Adjuchas decided to hunt him down, an easy enough task as the mindless Gillian attacked as soon as it sensed the other Hollow's presence. The battle was almost wholly one-sided, what Bonespire held in destructive power, the Adjuchas had three times over. What the Adjuchas had in mental acumen, Bonespire did not. The Gillian was saved only by a stroke of luck, while within the edges of the cave that lead into the Forest of Menos, Bonespire unleashed a Cero that dealt enough damage to the environment as to cause a collapse, a cave-in, right on top of the two. Bonespire fled out, back into the desert, and the Adjuchas fled deeper into the cave towards the Forest. With no easy means of clearing a truly great deal of rubble, the Adjuchas settled for a false victory. He would return to boast that he had cut down the Girado whilst no one thought to challenge his claims, only minor suspicions ever arose about the caved in entrance. Bonespire, and the rumours about it, and even Sabio Islas all vanished from the public eye, though those few Hollows that stumbled upon the area never made it out alive.
Spiritual Research: Girado has spent a great deal of time in the company of other spiritual beings, leading to a subsequent interest in them and what makes them tick. To that end he has taken it upon himself to study to the utmost possible detail he can, encompassing a great deal of knowledge on almost all of the modern races that inhabit the spiritual realms.
- Hollow Research and Development: As an extremely long lived Hollow, he has experimented at great lengths on his fellows and himself in order to discover their limits and how to break past them. His experiments have gone far enough that he has discovered how to create Hollows and further augment them, such as with Black, a collosal Hollow formed from a shard of Girado's own soul and modified with an outer shell that carried the properties of a Hollow mask. He has shown to be able to tinker with the very inner workings of a Hollow, recreating his mask by modifying the latent Hollow powers contained with his Zanpakutō following his transformation into an Arrancar. He could also recreate a long dead Hollow using Gigai technology. His studies led him to an understanding on how one could become Vasto Lorde, the Hollow in question would have to command all of the minds residing within them to embody one singular concept, a role that would become the "truth" of their new form, thus Baraggan Louisenbairn, who embodied the concept of time, took the appearance of a skeletal humanoid (And an elderly man as an Arrancar). He believed that Sōsuke Aizen understood this hence why his Espada were granted an "aspect of death" to which they were supposed to embody. Girado had achieved this requirement to become a Vasto Lorde, though was able to quell the transformation as a part of another experiment. He has a great deal of knowledge regarding an Arrancar's Resurrección, presenting the idea that it is modified to some degree by the powers and personalities of its wielder. Segunda Etapa is a unique byproduct of Ulquiorra Cifer's power whilst the Derecho Etapa is one formed by Emya Kolliohart's split personalities. He claims that a true second form does exist but the means of acquiring it are extremely difficult.
- Shinigami Research and Development: Though not a field he originally pursued, Girado was put on the path to studying Shinigami at the behest of Black Hood, with particular attention paid towards the boundaries of souls in regards to Shinigami, and how one might break them down without causing Soul Suicide (魂魄自殺, Konpaku Jisatsu). He came upon the conclusion that he could erase the boundary if two beings were to become one through an act of fusing together, though the process would be simpler with a willing participant, he devised his experiments and later devices based upon the likelihood that its fusee's would resist. His idea is based around having the Hollow become a part of the Shinigami, their soul's coalescing into one whilst sharing each of their strengths. The Hollow would retain its existence within the Shinigami's Inner World, essentially becoming an Inner Hollow, though the Shinigami would be spared the bleeding effect as their spiritual power is not being split between two forces, rather being bolstered by the addition of another. He has even been successful in creating a complete Hollow-Shinigami Hybrid several hundred years before the Hōgyoku had even been conceptualized.
- Human/Fullbringer Studies: During the War of Days, Girado came to be acquianted with the Fullbringers that made up the ranks of Xodus, whereby he became interested in them. Originally, he believed them to be the weakest link among Shoka's forces and decided to spend his time researching ways to overcome the possibilities of their defeat. Through a learned understanding of the Human body and Kishi, Girado came up with a technique that would allow him to convert a Fullbringer's body into Reishi without the need for grand devices to handle the process. He could also accelerate their natural healing process through concoctions he had devised. Further he helped establish a grounding for Arthur Callaghan's theories on the art of Fullbring Embodiment, overseeing its development from the side of a Hollow and devising the means by which the Fullbringer became capable of achieving the state.
- Other Research: Girado is noted to have knowledge of how the boundaries of souls interact with one another as well as how the nature of each soul does as well, he knows which races align better with others and which are opposites, such as the case with Quincy being the polar opposite to the Shinigami. He has some knowledge on the Togabito and Quincy as a whole, but in what way is unknown.
Time & Space Research:
Mod-Soul Specialization: Through study of a captured Gigai, Girado came to an understanding on how they worked and how to devise his own. He dove into a foray of his own, creating his own methodology that is completely separate from that of the Gotei 13, but ultimately achieving the same thing. The creation of artificial bodies and artificial souls to inhabit them. His skill with regards to artificial beings is great and easily apparent, as he had been able to recreate Gin Ichimaru, both body and soul, from residual Reiryoku and Reiatsu left behind by his conflict with Aizen in the Fake Karakura Town. This Gin was recreated as a modified soul and given a Reigai (霊骸, Spirit Body). He had all of the man's skills, memories, and abilities with one singular flaw: his Bankai was missing. Though a perfect duplicate in every other manner, Girado deemed the clone a failure and decided to let him go and do as he saw fit. His methods have since been revised and retested during his attempts to facilitate the process to create artificial Hollows with one success in Reyessa Elianna Eguzkiñe, a recreation of Odiarra, a Vasto Lorde-class Hollow.
Hiperenlace (境融合球 (ヒペレンレース), Hiperenrēsu; Spanish for "Hyperlink"; Japanese for "Boundary-Fusing Orb"): Following his ideas on how to cause Hollowfication in Shinigami without the effect of Soul Suicide taking place, and the subsequent thought that most participants would be of the unwilling kind, Girado devised a device that would act as a middleman-of-sorts. Initially, it appears as little more than an orb whilst in its inert state. It takes on a faint glimmer of light once it is embedded into a host, most likely a Shinigami. From there the orb will "grow", spreading out to some degree and fusing with its hosts nerves and veins in the surrounding area. It can then be used to capture the soul that would be taking part in the fusion (Most likely a Hollow). The Hiperenlace works by slowly coalescing the souls into one while keeping them from destroying each other, thus the Hiperenlace is constructed from the spiritual power of Humans and Quincy. Girado has ever only created one of these orbs, as spiritually powerful Humans have been a rare find for him and he views the act of consuming Human souls to create them as a deficiency.
Vida Sopa (若返り活力 (ビダ・ソパ), Bida Sopa; Spanish for "Life Soup"; Japanese for "Rejuvenation of Energy"): A great many items exist with which to heal and mend the injuries of others, though just as many are restricted on who they can be used on and how they are used. To remedy this, Girado decided he would create a medicine that would mend the injuries of anyone, regardless of their race and powers. Thus Vida Sopa came into being. It is a blue liquid that is typically injected into the user via syringe. It operates by providing a burst of spiritual energy to its users, which is then geared into increasing their natural healing factors exponentially, allowing them to recover from their injuries within moments, even regrowing lost limbs. The excess energy that remains once the healing is done is retained by the users body, allowing the drug to also serve as a supplemental boost to those who have exhausted themselves. Girado claims that the primary ingredient used to create Vida Sopa is found within the core of Soul Society and the Human World though the truth is far less complex, instead the source he uses is found within two lakes, one in each realm of existence that is best in tune with the world.
Resplandor (悲鳴 (レスプランドル), Resupuranudoru; Spanish for "Blaze/Radiance"; Japanese for "Shriek"): Girado has constructed an odd precautionary measure, given his strangely positive nature. A unique stun grenade that operates on a specific spiritual frequency in both the sound and light spectrum, it is capable of blinding even the most spiritually powerful beings and rendering them blind and without balance for an upwards of eight seconds. Due to modifications made to his own body, the frequency used is ineffective on Girado as he has removed them from himself in order to better ensure its success. It is also naturally useless on those who cannot perceive the spiritual world such as the average Human. Girado's left horn is fake, the bomb taking its form and placed atop. Activation requires a specific degree of exertion of his own Reiatsu in order for it to detonate.
Atravesar (永遠歩く (アトラベサ), Atorabesa; Spanish for "To Pierce"; Japanese for "Walk Eternally"): One of Girado's most recent inventions, it is a device that capitalizes on the Hollow's knowledge of spiritual frequencies in order to disrupt a Shinigami's ability to utilize Shunpo beyond a certain point. The device works by projecting a barrier across a wide area, anyone may enter of exit the barrier but once inside they can no longer use movement abilities beyond a certain limit without experiencing extremely potent, mind numbing headaches that attempt to subconsciously force them to stay within the parameters set by the device. It does not stop the use of movement techniques altogether so that Arrancar within the field may still use Sonído without too much trouble. Those beings who have as much control over their spiritual power as Girado does, and share his knowledge on spiritual frequencies can set their Reiatsu to a specific point enabling them to ignore the machine's effects altogether. The device itself is not particularly large but is physically distinct, resembling an antenna constructed from modern-day technology from the Human World and biotechnology from Soul Society. Girado affectionately refers to the device as Hohō Away™(歩法離商標, Hohō-ri Shōhyō).
Powers & Abilities
Genius Intellect: Girado possesses an astounding degree of intelligence within him, something rarely exhibited amongst the scores of Hollow and Arrancar. His acumen is repeatedly proven with regards to sciences and the unstated laws that govern the spiritual realms, as shown in many of the inventions and experiments he has undertaken. Soul Society recognizes him as an extreme threat, going so far as to catalogue any information they can find on him or his machinations and placing a rather large bounty for his elimination by the Gotei 13, he has also been sought after as a valuable asset to several factions especially for his knowledge on his own kind. Limited information on his inventions had been enough to peak the interest of Taiga Jinkō, a Captain of the Twelfth Division and fellow intellectual, who would later seek out Girado. He has a keen perception of others and can easily deduce certain qualities just from looking at them, which he often displays in offhand negative comments towards those in question. Within the purview of battle, Girado is capable of controlling the tides of a conflict such as how he brought down a Captain of the Sixth Division single handed whilst still an Adjuchas. He also proved capable of doing the same with a monster on the scale of Black, utilizing the skills of those accompanying him in order to slay the collosus without a single casualty on his side. He is skilled enough to assess the capabilities of his allies without having actively fought with them, such that he could pick out that Xodus were the weakest link of Shoka and adjusted his actions to suit this assessment. He is an able bodied teacher, devising and overseeing the process by which Arthur Callaghan attained Fullbring Embodiment in a single week, he would be able to further streamline the process to two days with regards to his protégé.
Augmented Strength: Girado is capable of tremendous feats of physical strength despite his apparent lack of any outwardly strong physical characteristics. There are several sources that help him attain such physical might, the first being his natural power as an Arrancar and spiritual being which exhibit not only higher physical limits than those of the Human World but usually a higher baseline as well, on top of that he is extremely spiritually powerful which he typically uses to increase his strength to accomplish feats that would be beyond even the Gatekeepers of the Seireitei. He has also been known to experiment in modifications that enhance select traits within himself, one such being his strength.
Swordsman: Though he carries a sword like other Arrancar, Girado considers himself a novice in its use for combat. He has some degree of skill in the field, particularly regarding defensive motions, preparing weighted counter strikes to repel an opponent's attack by predicting their movements through what he can perceive of them. Outside of this he knows little of the field and has deliberately left his training unhoned as he prefers to use his Zanpakutō as a springboard for his other skills or rely on the powers it contains.
Transcendent Spiritual Power: Girado's spiritual power is extraordinary in nature, having reached such a height that it seems alien even among his own kind, the Arrancar. Quantifying his spiritual power is an impossible affair due to the nature of it and the sheer degree of control that he maintains over it. Having become an Arrancar whilst also on the precipice of transforming into a Vasto Lorde his power appears to exist in both realms, thus it visibly fluctuates between a multitude of different levels that aspire to each of the forms he has had and maintained through out his millennia of life. These levels range from something as weak as the average Human to the power of the average Vasto Lorde or Arrancar. In truth, his power does not actually fluctuate but is instead hidden behind a curtain of falsehoods that make it look as if it does. Highly perceptive individuals are capable of seeing through this natural ruse but a second layer exists, maintained by Girado himself. A discovery of his own making is the existence of "spiritual frequencies", a format that a soul can be made to "echo" through expressions of Reiryoku and Reiatsu. As the discoverer of this trait, Girado can only be satisfied by pushing it to its limit; whatever that may be. Thus his Reiryoku exists in a constant flux, eternally being rearranged into numerous frequencies and patterns which make it imperceptible to others. Reiryoku is typically maintained in the body, channeled and then given form before it is released into the outside world, to exert Reiryoku on its own, not as Reiatsu is typically a futile notion as that energy would simply be devoured by the ambient Reishi in the air. Girado's control over his own energies is such that he can prevent this through nothing more than an exertion of his will. Casting his Reiryoku outward allows him a greater degree of versatility, allowing him to form spells such as Kidō or attacks like Cero without a single physical motion. Though it is hidden from prying eyes, the quantity of energy he possesses is positively enormous, allowing him to cast innumerable high level Kidō spells without incantation and all to devastating effect, maintaining their greatest degrees of power with no visible degree of exertion of his own. Since achieving the third form of Tal Vez, Girado is noted to have entered a new level entirely.
In its newest state, most beings are no longer capable of perceiving his energy, including Shinigami, Humans, and, Hollows, though he has stated that Hollow-Shinigami hybrids or Arrancar can still perceive his energy due to their similar origins. Those on his level, regardless of their racial origins may still see his energy for what it is as well. Girado's Reiryoku carries very real weight to it and Zankken Javan has commented that it feels as if "the skies and earth collided" as if his energy's mere existence attempted to crush the other Arrancar. It is thought that this is Girado's will exerting itself on the physical plane, attempting to bring his desires to reality through nothing more than thought and will. It is noted to feel only barely like spiritual energy, as if it was only tangentially related to it in some manner. To feel Girado's power is to be totally immersed in it. Those who feel it find themselves utterly surrounded by millions of shadowy silhouettes, which represent the numerous souls that Girado has consumed over his long lifespan. Each of these beings remain preserved within him and represent the bottomless depths of his power, each individual is a will and energy that has been subsumed and directed, coalesced into a single ambition that is "development". Just as his Reiryoku has weight to it, it also has a physical presence and influence on the environment. It is not a negative effect, and instead further promotes that singular drive. Trees that would take years upon years to grow are brought to maturity in moments in Girado's presence, it can also be used on other sentient beings to further growth in them both natural, or metaphorical. In a sense, acting as a means of unlocking the gateway to a person's potential. His energy is of such enormity that it can create life, the most minimal of exertions bringing creatures to life around him. These creatures that are born of him typically take the form of small butterflies, thought to be the ideal that he sees for them in his mind.
Despite its positive impacts, Girado's power should still be considered a threat. To be caught in its presence is a very real danger, as weaker beings such as Humans will simply be eradicated by it without any input from Girado himself. It is a natural reaction as the soul of the average Human is far too weak to withstand the strain of someone like Girado. His power has reached such an extent that merely touching someone of Lieutenant level would cause their body to unravel at the molecular level, seemingly disintegrating from the contact. His power does not feel natural, it is at odds with the universe around him and should not be allowed to exist, thus the energies of others attempt to oppose it and are extinguished when they are overcome. He explains that, though the "world" itself could topple him if it measured all of existence against him, its current state, spread thin across every being and everything means that it only musters disparate parts against him where he will always triumph. Gauging his power is pointless and futile and those attempting to do so are led into picturing the universe, his own energy paints the image for them, showing them that he has been elevated to a height where there is no ceiling. His soul is akin to a waterfall flowing eternally, and his body, its container, is a bottomless lake capable of harnessing a fathomless degree of Reiryoku.
Kidō Master: One of the four central parts of the Zankensoki, the Shinigami art of spellcraft, centered around the manipulation of ones Reiryoku as powerful, complex and versatile spells. It is a style of battle achieved by channeling ones spiritual energy, giving it shape and function through the birth of a name and then empowered by an incantation. Through this fact, Kidō is perhaps the greatest expression of the idea of "Words of Power" (霊語, Ryōgo) a concept that professes that words and utterance of them is enough to give birth to real power in the physical world to those with the means to understand its mechanics. The arcane skill set is both mechanically enticing and emotionally expressive, it is, after all, still an art form. Many Shinigami that study the realms of science also dabble in the arts, and those who specialize in Hakuda and Zanjutsu may also take it up as a means of expressing the intent behind their respective fields. It is best known for its sheer scope and versatility as a result, encompassing a myriad of schools of offensive, defensive, support and utility magics. A master among the ranks of the Gotei 13 likely possesses knowledge in any of its several broad classifications, but the true masters are the elusive beings that comprise the ranks of the Kidō Corps. In the eyes of Girado, Kidō is a mountain. He is an outsider, as a Hollow. This ancient and profound field of study and discovery is withheld from him, but he has peered in and will stop at nothing until he climbs its peak.
It is the ultimate test for him and one that he has spent no small amount of devotion on, a large part of his millennia long lifespan has been spent in search of the knowledge the Shinigami so jealously guard. Things always slip through the cracks, and what he could happen upon in scattered scripts, ancient tomes and encounters with others have served as a foundation for what has grown into a not-inconsiderable understanding of Kidō. As of the modern day he has become a self-proclaimed master of the art and his existence is a great shame for those of the Gotei 13 as his sheer capacity and uptake of Kidō even with his limited access to it has allowed him to outshine many Shinigami. He is, of course, not referred to as a master in official circles, in fact he is a topic that is only spoken of behind closed doors in the realm of the Seireitei. Though not an explicit enemy of the Soul Society, his mere existence is touted as an immediate threat for what he has come to understand and his elimination is priority for both the Kidō Corps and the Onmitsukidō. What Girado presents to the field of magic is dangerous and unknown. For while many beings have come to learn Kidō, be they Yuki-Onna, Dragons or something else, they learn this under the auspices of the Shinigami, often as Shinigami themselves. Girado comes with a unique perspective, that of the void-stricken Hollows. His greatest threat, and his greatest contribution is the simple fact that he exists outside of the hierarchy.
With more than 10,000 years spent delving into the arts of magic, both known and forgotten, Girado has accrued a great deal in terms of knowledge and skill. He has come to and past beyond the threshold of a simple caster of spells and allowed Kidō to become a central part of his existence, it is no longer a means of projecting his Reiryoku outside of his body but has become an extension of his self, a means to perceive the world around him, to interact with it and to enforce his will upon it. The world is a blank canvas and its energies are an endless flow of ink and paint, Girado is a painter free to utilize this energy to express himself as he sees fit. This understanding and utilization of the magic in his possession is a direct result of his nature, as a Hollow Girado is empty, a being to which nothing has been given and everything must be taken lest he perish. Kidō is a font of endless possibility and is quite possibly the only means that Girado could find of becoming "whole". The scarcity of its teachings and the trial and error he has been pressed into to forge his own understanding may impede his progress but also impart a unique lesson. That of scrutiny.
It was a rarity that Girado would encounter more than one spell at any one time, it was even rarer that he would discover the instructions of one. Thus much of his learning has been informal and taken from the position of the opposition. A great deal of trial and error existed in how he learned his first spells and their scarcity left him with little to do but practice them, or delve into the heart of them. Each spell is broken down to its very foundation, its basic components are stripped bare and probed at. He would come to know the very essence of every single spell that fell into his grasp, first out of necessity and then as habit. This serves to make him both more knowledgeable and to feed to his growth. His eye for discerning the mechanics and composition of a spell has been tempered by examining those spells that he practiced with, thus giving him the means to identify and replicate the spells of others, rapidly expanding his means as time has gone on. Just the same as he can copy those spells, he can identify the weaknesses and flaws of an opponent's spellcraft and seize upon that to give himself an advantage, to topple the Shinigami in their own domain.
There is not a single spell that Girado has uncovered that can be considered useless. All spells exist with a purpose in mind, and though some may prove inferior to others and one may be less convenient to use than another, with such an intimate understanding of each spell that has crossed his path it is only natural to expect that he maintains the ability to manipulate and refine every aspect of those spells, to make them far more than they would be ordinarily. That is, the average spell is cast and then forgotten. It fulfills a singular role and purpose and is thereafter ignored. Under Girado's care each spell should be considered an archetype, not the entirety of the spell, but a concept of what is to come. Though he may cast a spell that would evoke the image of a fireball in the mind of most Shinigami, he could all the same manifest its energy as an ocean of flame, a towering blaze or a gargantuan and complex construct of weaving fires. With him they are not merely spells, but an expression of his willpower and ideals. The way Girado employs his magic, he could be likened to a powerful battery, a limitless supply that feeds the existence of great phenomena. He breathes life into spells without a thought or need for incantations or motions. His spiritual energy flows around him like a serene river within which the spells are nourished to their completion and then cast out into the world. This control can be used for far more than simply weaving spells though, he is just as capable of exerting his mastery on himself and his opponents to provide great boons or to remove them.
It cannot be said that Girado truly exists in a realm where battle is worth fighting. He is more comparable to a force of nature at this point than a magician or crafter of spells. To fight him is to invite needless disaster when he can muster a cataclysm of fire and earth like a volcano, or rend the sea and sky like a powerful storm. These occurrences are not fought but weathered, and the same approach should be taken with this particular Arrancar. The ease with which he can dissect and create spells, the finesse he has in their control and refinement. They are the hallmarks of a mastery that lives in infamy as one of the Soul Society's gravest shames. Recognizing him as a threat and not an equal still gives credence to the sheer scope of his skill which is, in and of itself, worthy of praise.
Bala (虚弾 (バラ), Bara; Spanish for "Bullet"; Japanese for "Hollow Bullet"): Reiatsu hardened into the shape of a projectile and then fired at enemies, the Bala is the tactical cousin of the Cero. While the Cero is the embodiment of raw destruction as a beam of energy, the Bala sacrifices its strength to become a faster alternative. An attack of purely concussive force, it is akin to throwing a powerful punch at a distance. A sort of projected melee attack. Its focus is laid upon its speed, however. Specialized towards this aspect so much so that it is an incredible twenty times faster than a Cero. It is an ability meant to hamper an opponent, to catch them off guard and disorient them or to halt their advance in order to allow an Arrancar to prepare a more powerful response. For Arrancar it is a simple task to solidify their own Reiatsu, to mold it into shape is a more difficult task and thus most Arrancar form theirs over a predefined structure, such as their own arms in order to get them into proper shape easier. Some, such as Findorr Calius and the Hollowfied Muramasa can do so without this limitation, allowing them to form far more Bala as needed. Girado falls into this latter category, able to form an entire wall of Bala at a moment's notice to be flung at his foes. He has expressed an outstanding degree of control over them than is average, turning a single Bala into a massive dome that explodes outward, battering his opponents in order to stagger them. This extends to every bullet he fires, allowing him to configure them to his needs individually, such that he can transform one Bala into a drilling shot to pierce a defense while hardening the others in order to pelt a foe once their defenses have fallen. He maintains control over these projectiles after firing them, directing them as if they were his arms and legs with nothing more than his own thoughts. Bala employed by Girado have a veronica purple shade to them.
Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Sero; Spanish for "Zero"; Japanese for "Hollow Flash"): An ability that concentrates a large amount of spiritual power into an orb that is then fired as a beam. It is the main weapon of Gillian-class Hollows and can be utilized by all of the forms above it. Having achieved an Arrancar form, Girado has had extensive use of the ability and its power has grown with each evolution and a growing understanding of how to manipulate it. When he was an Adjuchas, his Cero was the standard red colouration, and would be formed between his two blade-like mandibles. Its power at this level was considerable, capable of cancelling out Hadō #63. Raikōhō in a direct clash, it could provide a great deal of damage to anyone hit with it though was easily crushed under the 6th Division Captain's Bankai. Since then, Girado has made immense strides in its usage. His current Cero, an indigo-coloured beam, takes advantage of the Arrancar's great knowledge and control over his own Reiryoku in order to mimic Coyote Starrk's ability to fire the technique without any kind of posture. His spiritual power is let loose outside of his body then formed into an attack and unleashed without warning. His Cero form incredibly quickly, a feat born of practice and repetition and each is capable of great destruction, seemingly pummeling anything it hits into nonexistence, a true expression of raw power given a focus. His Cero tend to appear highly compact in form, not much wider than the average human finger but all its shortcomings in width are made up for by its lethality. In his hands it is a weapon of pure precision, capable of piercing through most any defense be it mystical or mundane with the sheer magnitude that is welled up in the beam. Of course, his ability to manipulate it allows him to change up the speed and width of the attack through innumerable factors, such as slowing up its charge or even the swiftness of the blast itself in order to confuse opponents. Though he has no need of postures, he does prefer them from time-to-time, occasionally manifesting the technique from the tip of his Zanpakutō or from the lozenge symbol on his forehead.
Hierro (鋼皮 (イエロ), Iero; Spanish for "Iron", Japanese for "Steel Skin"): Condensed Reiryoku formed over the body to create an invisible and protective shell for the user, it is a natural trait of all Arrancar though the strength of it depends on the power of each individual. Girado's is dense and hard to crack though it is not a result of raw power. Instead it is the result of dedicated craftsmanship. Girado considers the instinctual protection to be shoddy at best and personally refines his own protection so that it is not only stronger but more cost effective in the long run. He would compare his Hierro to a suit of armour in the hands of a master craftsman, refined and impregnable. He can withstand a great deal of attacks through his second skin though it does have its limits as shown with the battle against Black in Hell with the gigantic Hollow being able to pierce through his body with extreme ease. He is acutely aware of the inherent flaw in a Hierro's protection and has gone to serious lengths in order to overcome it. With his refined control over his Reiatsu he is able to move it through specific "frequencies" and has made a conscious habit of doing so with his overall Reiatsu in an attempt to stave off others from adapting to his.
Locura (獣の志 (ロクラ), Rokura; Spanish for "Madness"; Japanese for "Motive of the Beast"): A technique that was created, by Girado himself no less, to combat the effectiveness of the Shinigami's Kidō. While Girado could defend himself with Kidō of his own, others of his kind are not so fortunate. Thus he devised a method by which Hollows could repel binding spells on their own, and spread that knowledge to others through manipulation of Hueco Mundo's unique rumour mill. The technique is performed by ripping into the Reishi that composes an Arrancar's very body in order to rid themselves of detrimental effects, or to remove beneficial effects from their enemies. Girado likens this to a butterfly shedding its cocoon, having become something stronger than its previous form, the pitiable caterpillar. As its creator, Girado is greatly skilled in using Locura, his technique refined to match all of the other tools in his arsenal.
Sonído Expert: As an Arrancar, Girado possess the instinctual means to use Sonído as well as a high level of capability and understanding of its applications. He can outpace a catastrophic explosion in only a few uses of the ability, despite having been at its center when the explosion went off. All of his efforts with Sonído fall under what Girado calls the Reiterado Método (超高速 (レイテイラド・メトド), Reiteirado Metodo; Spanish for "Reiterated Method"; Japanese for "Ultra-high Speed"), a simple system whereby he will always make two movements with Sonído against his opponent. Whether it to be to attack, to evade, or simply to move around, he makes use of it in this manner knowing the sound that the ability emits so that he might use it against his opponent in order to throw them off.
High-Speed Regeneration (超速再生, Chōsoku Saisei; lit. "Ultra-Fast Regeneration"): An inherent trait of all Hollows is the ability to regenerate from almost any injury in an exceedingly short length of time. It is capable of closing up wounds and regrowing entire limbs as necessary for the user, excluding the brain and internal organs. Girado is exceedingly proud of this ability and believes that the scores of Hollows who seal it away in return for more power are complete fools. His regenerative power manifests in the form of silk threads that appear out of his wounds and slowly tie them shut like stitches. In the case of more overt injuries, his body encases the damaged area in a silk cocoon until it can regenerate. The process is near instantaneous, taking no more than two seconds to fully heal a missing limb. Its weakness lies in the construction of the silken threads which itself is a slow and plodding process that Girado cannot alter of his own will.
Pesquisa (探査回路 (ペスキス), Pesukisu; Spanish for "Inquiry", Japanese for "Probe Circuit"): An Arrancar ability used to locate spiritual presences or garner information from being's in the vicinity. Girado is capable of using the technique to magnificent effect, through its most overt usage he can cover a 525 metre wide radius to hunt the spiritual pressure of other lifeforms. To those in his presence, he can accurately discern the quality of someone's Reiatsu and how much Reiryoku they possess with only a single look from his eye.
Descorrer (解空 (デスコレール), Desukorēru; Japanese for "Loosed Void", Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening"): An Arrancar technique that allows its users to open a Garganta between the Human World and Hueco Mundo. Girado possesses knowledge of rarely heard of passageways that allow him to form Garganta into Soul Society as well.
Tal Vez (変形白民 (タル・ベス), Taru Besu; Spanish for "Perchance"; Japanese for "Metamorphosis of the White Beings"): An experiment into the transformative qualities of Hollows. Girado had discovered the means by which a Hollow could ascend into the ranks of the Vasto Lorde, by somehow bringing all of the minds contained within a Hollow's body towards a single purpose, the embodiment of a concept. He drove the minds within him towards the idea of "Development" and with the consumption of several thousand Hollow in his lifetime, the onset of the transformation began, only for him to forcefully quell it. He performed a myriad of tests on himself before proceeding on an alternate path, that of Arrancarification. He removed his Hollow mask in order to be bestowed with the powers of a Shinigami, sealing his own powers into the form of a blade and taking on a far more humanoid form, not unlike that of a Vasto Lorde. An unforseen complication of his self experimentation is what he calls Tal Vez. His body is capable of further "evolving" but only under a specific catalyst that changes with each transformation and is something he remains unaware of and must simply stumble around for. The benefits of these further changes an increase in spiritual power and a further strengthening and growth of his Hollow powers, causing his Zanpakutō to be changed each time he is. At this point, he has shed two of these forms. Girado considers the experiment a failure and largely an inconvenience to himself.
Former Powers & Abilities
Tentacles: He could utilize hundreds of tentacles hidden within the frontmost segment of his body as appendages, both for mundane tasks and combat. They were strong enough to be able to resist attacks from a Zanpakutō in the hands of a lower Seated Officer of the Gotei 13, but were easily severed by stronger opponents. They could be used to restrict opponents by tying their limbs, though his preferred usage was to have them act as substitutes for hands whilst utilizing Kidō spells.
Scissor Teeth (シザー・ティース, Shizā Tīsu): Girado's blade-like mandibles were able to be used as powerful weapons, allowing him to clash blades with Shinigami both unseated and Captains alike with ease. Though his mandibles lacked versatility in movement, their curved edge was extremely sharp and ended in a point giving him the use of slashing and thrusting attacks. The inner edge was blunt, but his mandibles carried a great deal of strength in them, allowing him to crush an opponent unlucky enough to be caught between them. He could form a Cero between them, though severing either of his mandibles causes the attack to lose its form and explode.
Ryūdō (流道, Flowing Way): A principle realized by Girado after witnessing Coyote Starrk's and Black's unique uses of Cero combined with the guiding method on how to construct Kidō. Kidō spells are formed by focusing Reiryoku to a specific point, giving it form and function, and releasing it as an attack. A Cero is similiar in that it is spiritual energy focused at a point before being unleashed as a concentrated burst of energy, though it is made unique in that it is much easier to project Hollow Reiryoku outside of one's body. By unifying these ideas, Girado has created a methodology by which to emulate those beings and their usage of Cero on a greater scale. Through it he is capable of forming a Cero where ever he chooses around himself, as well as with Kidō spells, foregoing the need of hand motions or gestures that could be taken as a sign of warning.
Jigoku no Kidō (地獄鬼道, Hell Kidō): When activated, a bright blue charm appears in the shape of two concentric diamonds. The insignia snakes down the caster's arms with a golden hue, and then creates an impact on the intended target of the spell. This envelops them within a blue hue, causing the target to forcibly eject itself from Hell. This process would normally be impossible without breaking the Gates of Hell. The spell is rare and usually only granted by the Captain-Commander of the Gotei to those on special missions into Hell. Girado happened upon this spell whilst assisting with the Wandenreich's hunt for a way into and out of Hell at the onset of the Balancer incursion and would later make use of it in order to return himself and several others to Soul Society after a conflict with Black.
Hachijūshichidōro Ishirokyōtai (八十七道路・石炉筐体, Eighty-Seven Roads Stone-Forged Enclosure): A powerful Kidō seal developed by Girado. It is first setup by forming eighty orbs of spiritual energy that are planted across a wide area so that their energy can suffuse into the earth. It is activated by reciting its name to the intended target. From there, a multitude of walls rapidly emerge around them to create a gigantic labyrinth. That labyrinth then closes in on the target, each part of it compartmentalizing a moment before they hit the victim, causing them to latch on as small slates. They continue to do so, forming several layers of thick stone to trap the target before a shimmer of light crosses over the body of stone to freeze it solid with the victim inside. It is one of Girado's spell utilizing his Eishō Naiten method and is extremely powerful, Jaromira Dragan, the foremost expert over Kidō during her time could not undo the spell once it had sealed away the current 6th Division Captain. That man would remain trapped under the spell for thousands of years, as the Gotei 13 continually failed to find a method to remove the seal.
Fracción & Creations
Girado has several of his fellow Arrancar in his employ, gathered over the period of time he spent in Sōsuke Aizen's employ. Originally they were appointed as Fracción, despite Girado having never claimed the rank, but their appointment has since been made official under Grimmjow's reformed Espada. Girado generally treats his subordinates as if they were assistants in his experiments, having them supply him with hard-to-procure materials or using them as test subjects. In addition to his subordinates, Girado is responsible for the creation of several living beings as a result of his experimentation on Souls and Shinigami Gigai technology. Their relationships with him are dependent on the individual with Girado viewing them as their own beings, with no moral obligations towards him that need fulfilling.
- Black (ブラック, Burakku) is the first living being that Girado has ever created. Constructed while still an Adjuchas, Black was forged from a fragment of Girado's very own soul. Following his discovery that a Hollow's mask played a part in the power they had, he attempted to create one such being that could maximize the potential of such a strength which resulted in Black. At first it was little more than a small reptilian Hollow with a mask, but quickly grew up in the Reishi saturated environment of Hueco Mundo to become a herculean colossus covered in bone-white armour plating. It would play a role akin to a war machine for Shoka during the War of Days as part of an attempt to wipe out Shinigami resistance in the Human World. It would eventually be felled by a combined effort of the Gotei 13's Captains, including Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto. A powerful Kidō spell trapped the beast in the lowermost reaches of Hell where it would be felled again for the second and last time some hundreds of years later by a Tsumikami, Girado himself, and several Sternritter.
- Charra Chavarría (シャアラ・シアバリア, Shyāra Shabaria) is the Nonagésimo (90th) Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army. She was discovered by Girado during his assessment of a Hollow colony on Hueco Mundo's desert sands that had been wiped out. She had latched onto him and demanded that he feed her. Unable to get the Hollow to leave him alone, Girado eventually took her in and had her undergo Arrancarification at Aizen's behest. She abandoned Aizen's forces when the Espada remaining in Las Noches were defeated, following Girado as he left to seek out his old laboratory.
- Emya Kolliohart (エミア・コレオハト, Emia Koreohato), also known as Niut (ニウト, Niuto), is the Cuarenta Octavo (48th) Arrancar of Sōsuke Aizen's army. She was recruited after rumours of her healing powers reached Aizen's ears, having sent Girado to procure her for his cause. Following the battle of Fake Karakura Town, and Aizen's demise, she decided to follow Girado alongside Zankken Javan.
- Gin Ichimaru (市丸ギン, Ichimaru Gin) is the name of the former Third Division Captain, a traitor to the Gotei 13, and ally of Sōsuke Aizen. It is also the name of a specific Mod-Soul inhabiting a Reigai. Through his service to Aizen, Girado was able to pick the brains of three very powerful Shinigami which opened a great many doors to the Arrancar through which he could replicate the works of the Gotei 13. One particular item he found particularly interesting was their work on artificial souls and the creature sought to recreate that work through his own methods. The conclusion was the same, but the route was unique, something only a Hollow would think of. He put it to the test in creating simple lifeforms and gradually worked himself up until it came time for the ultimate test, recreating someone who had already existed, someone powerful. The battle of Fake Karakura Town presented him with a great deal of these beings. Gin had betrayed Aizen at a sudden point, though he was unsuccessful in killing the man due to his fusion with the Hōgyoku. Using residual Reiryoku and Reiatsu left behind by the Shinigami's battle with Ichigo Kurosaki, and that which remained from the destruction of his body, Girado was able to create a complete replica of the man in both body and soul. There was only one complication that arose, he could not wield his Bankai. Girado declared the experiment a failure and cut his new creation loose, allowing him to leave and do as he pleased.
- Reyessa Elianna Eguzkiñe (レイエサ・エリアナ・エグズカイン, Reiesa Eriana Eguzukain) is name taken by a Mod-Soul created in the likeness of Odiarra, a powerful Vasto Lorde-class Hollow who had achieved Arrancarification shortly before her final moments. Reyessa is the second Mod-Soul created by Girado, a direct result of his refinements in the face of his experiences with the copy of Gin Ichimaru. Odiarra's spiritual power was enormous and very difficult for the world to dilute and dissipate naturally, such that traces of her energy remained concentrated in the ruins of Las Torres long after her death. Capturing this essence, Girado used it to the create the first artificial soul of Hollow origins. Inhabiting a Reigai, she is everything that Odiarra was in life though she had taken to referring to herself as someone different, perhaps as a result of her Arrancar form. Unlike past creations, Reyessa has taken to following Girado as a pseudo-member of his Fracción.
- Zankken Javan (ザンケン・ジャバン, Zanken Jaban) is the Centésimo Sexto (106th) Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army. He was one of the first Hollows to undergo Arrancarification under Aizen, prior to his obtaining the Hōgyoku. He was also one of the first generation Espada, as the Quinto (5th) member. He joined Girado following a battle between the two to decide who was stronger, though both had been injured at the time, Girado claimed a victory and Zankken offered up his service.
- Girado's name is a set of Spanish words that mean "deranged" (girado), "laughing" (riendo) and "butterfly" (mariposa).
- Girado is themed after insects, with a particular focus on butterflies and insects of similar make up. His Adjuchas form is designed after a centipede whilst each of his Arrancar and Tal Vez forms have butterfly or moth traits. In addition his Zanpakutō are all named after them in one way or another.
- Girado's theme, as chosen by his author is Six Times the Passion of Ordinary Flamenco from the Gundam Build Fighters OST.