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The 20 Strongest Female Characters In Bleach, Ranked

Bleach might be a shonen anime with a badass male protagonist, but that doesn't mean there aren't a wide range of superbly powerful female characters too. Whether they're heroes or villains, the ladies of Bleach are amazing fighters who can take on any opponent. 

Some of the strongest female characters in Bleach appear only in the manga, like the members of Wandenreich's Quincy group Sternritter. But there are also plenty of incredible female warriors who play a role in the anime, like Retsu Unohana, Yoruichi Shihōin, and Rukia Kuchiki. 

Vote up the women from Bleach whose power you're the most impressed by, and vote down those who could use some improvement. 

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    One of Soul Society's founding members, Retsu Unohana is also one its strongest. She was the first person to be granted the title of Kenpachi, and she's more than earned that title. She has a wide range of skills, including shunpo, hakuda, kido, swordsmanship, hand-to-hand combat, and more. But her most renowned skill is her healing - from advanced knowledge of herbs and anatomy to a Shikai that heals through stomach acid, she's a master at the healing arts. But her Zanpakutō's Bankai form is, ironically, corrosive rather than healing.

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  • While she does have a Zanpakutō which has reached Bankai status, Yoruichi Shihouin doesn't use it. Instead, she relies on close-combat fighting styles like Hakuda and defensive abilities like Hohō in which she moves so quickly she appears to be in two places at once. Of course, there's also her iconic black cat transformation, which she was once able to maintain for over 100 years. 

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  • Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, also known as Nel Tu, is an Arrancar who used to be a member of the Espada. Though weaker in her child form, her adult form is dangerous as hell. One of her more notable abilities is Cero Doble, which lets her absorb Cero attacks and then send them back at her enemy with double force. Then there's her Resurrección, which lets her turn into a centaur, a form that she uses to joust with her opponents. 

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    Until Aizen betrayed her at zero hour, Tier Harribel was one of his most loyal followers. Not just loyal, but also strong as hell. Using her Resurrección ability, she could create and manipulate water. Add her expert swordsmanship, and she's one formidable foe. 

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