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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. 

  • Rangiku Matsumoto serves as the lieutenant of the 10th Division of the Gotei 13. Though she possesses a wide range of skills, she tends to rely on her Zanpakutō, Haineko, during battle. While she hasn't unlocked its Bankai, its Shikai is pretty cool. On her command, the blade turns to ash and scatters. Anything the ash lands on she can cut, no matter how far away from her it might be. 

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    354 VOTES


    As the commander in chief of the Onmitsukidō and the captain of the 2nd Division Suì-Fēng is a serious, hardworking woman. Her Zanpakutō,  Suzumebachi, lets her mark a spot on a target once, then end their life if she manages to hit them a second time on the same spot. If that doesn't work out for her, there's always her Bankai, which lets her shoot what is essentially a gigantic Reiatsu missile. She's not fond of this move, since it's not exactly covert. 

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    459 VOTES

    One of Rukia Kuchiki's most noteworthy skills is Kidō, which she's trained in extensively, to the point of being easily able to pull off tough moves like Hadō #73 with no incantation. Her Zanpakutō, Sode no Shirayuki, allows her to drastically lower her body temperature, freezing everything she touches. Its Bankai form takes this to the extreme by going all the way to absolute zero.

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  • 8
    209 VOTES

    Senjumaru Shutara

    Photo: Tite Kubo

    Senjumaru Shutara is a member of the Royal Guard, and the abilities she displays imply extreme strength. Using the golden artificial arms on her back, she can carry heavy weights and manipulate a sewing needle. The sewing needle is actually the most important thing: she can do basically anything with it, from manipulating the clothing a target is waring to cause them harm to creating gorgeous, elaborate backdrops and outfits. Most importantly, she can create Ōken Clothing, which allows the wearer to pass easily from the Seireitei from the Soul King Palace.

    Strong character?