10 Strongest Female Characters in Bleach

10 Strongest Female Characters in Bleach

Bleach introduces us to a remarkable lineup of tough women, ranging from Shinigami, Arrancar, and Quincy to Visored. As the story unfolds, we get to know these strong women even better, and they continue to impress us with their extraordinary abilities and growth.

With each passing moment, these female warriors showcase their incredible skills in swordsmanship, hand-to-hand combat, and mastery of their race’s unique powers. It’s awe-inspiring to witness how they reach new heights and harness their strengths to become forces reckoned with on the battlefield. These girls are true exemplars of excellence in the world of Bleach!


Strongest Female Characters in Bleach

10. Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck

The former 3rd Espada is an incredibly powerful force to be reckoned with. While in Aizen’s Arrancar Army, she faced Nnoitora in numerous battles and emerged victorious each time.


Nelliel, on the other hand, had a unique journey. After transforming into her child form and losing her memory, she wandered through Hueco Mundo. Eventually, she regained her original form and clashed with Nnoitora, who had previously harmed her, all while defending Ichigo.

In battle, Nelliel unleashes her fearsome Resurrección, Gamuza, transforming into a centaur-like creature with a massive spear called Lanzador Verde.

One of Nelliel’s most extraordinary abilities among Arrancars is her power to absorb and restore a double Cero, known as Cero Doble. This skill sets her apart from others, making her an even more formidable opponent on the battlefield.


9. Bambietta Basterbine

Bambietta Basterbine

Bambietta possesses the typical Quincy abilities, including Quincy: Vollständig and a Spirit Weapon in the form of a Reishi sword. However, her unique skill is called “The Explode.”


Unlike regular Reishi bombs, her power turns any Reishi into a bomb, making it difficult to counter or block. With a simple click of her finger, she can unleash devastating explosions that cover a wide area and easily take down lower-rank Shinigami. Bambietta’s strength is evident when she defeats Shinji Hirako, a powerful Captain of the Gotei 13 and Visored.

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8. Tier Harribel

Tier Harribel

Harribel, the 3rd Espada, is incredibly strong. She easily fights Captain Hitsugaya even when he uses his powerful Bankai, Daiguren Hyorinmaru. Her Resurrección, Tiburon, grants her the ability to manipulate water with ease. She can create massive waterfalls, launch powerful water blasts, and even heat the water to scorching temperatures. In this fierce battle, Harribel holds her ground even when faced with a 3-on-1 situation against former Lieutenants and the Visored.


After Aizen’s defeat and the deaths of two of the senior Espada, Harribel becomes the leader of Hueco Mundo. However, she later faces defeat at the hands of Yhwach himself.

7. Candice Catnipp

Candice Catnipp

Candice is undoubtedly the strongest and most formidable female Quincy among the Sternritters.


She had a brief clash with Kenpachi, and she emerged as the victor. Candice also fought against Ichigo, delivering powerful punches and withstanding his attacks. Even though she lost her left arm, she easily blocked Ichigo’s powerful attacks, like the Getsuga Tenshō and the Getsuga Jujisho.

Her special ability lies in generating and projecting powerful lightning bolts. When she activates her Quincy: Vollständig, she gains lightning wings that can be unleashed and used as a sword.

6. Nemu Kurotsuchi

Nemu Kurotsuchi


You might not expect it, but Nemu is actually one of the most underrated Shinigami in Soul Society.

Her abilities are extraordinary due to his biologically engineered body, granting him superior endurance, strength, and other physical attributes. In the Hueco Mundo arc, he demonstrated his power by penetrating walls and lifting massive pillars, and this ability only grew stronger during the Quincy War.

In fact, he became so formidable that he could jump to incredible heights, even shattering the ground upon landing. Nemu’s strength is so impressive that he can even destroy matter, a feat that no other Shinigami can accomplish.

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5. Kirio Hikifune

Kirio Hikifune

Kirio is the Captain of the 12th Division, currently under Mayuri’s leadership. His remarkable discovery of Artificial Souls caught the attention of Soul King, and he was chosen to join the Imperial Guard.

Although his Zanpakutō remains a mystery, Kirio possesses an impressive set of skills. One of his unique abilities is creating the “Cage of Life,” a nearly indestructible tree-like cage that feeds on Reiatsu, allowing it to absorb Reiatsu-based attacks effectively.


He can also extend these cages from his body. Moreover, Kirio has a special talent in cooking called “Food Enhancing,” where any food he cooks becomes supercharged, providing those who eat it with enhanced abilities beyond their usual limits.

4. Rukia Kuchiki

Rukia Kuchiki


Rukia is a beloved character in Bleach and plays a crucial role in the plot by transforming Ichigo Kurosaki into a Shinigami.

She holds the distinction of being the first character ever drawn by Tite Kubo, the creator of Bleach. As the manga concludes, Rukia becomes the Captain of the 13th Division, attaining her powerful Bankai ten years earlier during a fierce battle with the Sternritter.

Rukia’s zanpakuto, Sode No Shirayuki, is renowned for its beauty in Soul Society and rivals Toshiro’s as the strongest ice type. Her Shikai has five abilities, with the first three referred to as dances.

Apart from her remarkable sword skills, Rukia is also proficient in various Kido techniques. Her diverse abilities make her a formidable and well-rounded warrior.


3. Soi-Fon


Soi-Fon comes from a humble noble family and was trained as an assassin and warrior since she was a child. Her main purpose was to serve the Shihoin clan, and she joined the Onmitsukido for this reason.

However, when Yoruichi suddenly left Soul Society, Soi-Fon was deeply hurt and became distant and cold. It took several decades for them to reconcile.


Soi-Fon is highly skilled in Shunpo (flash step) and Hakuda (hand-to-hand combat), and she is considered one of the best, second only to Yoruichi. Her Zanpakutō, Suzumebachi, in its Shikai form, has a deadly ability to kill someone with two touches in the same spot.

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Her Bankai, Jakuho Raikoben, is like a powerful missile that can instantly blow up enemies. With these incredible abilities, Soi-Fon is a formidable warrior in the world of Bleach.

2. Yoruichi Shihoin

Yoruichi Shihoin


Yoruichi is the leader of the esteemed Shihoin clan and was a mentor to both Soi-Fon and Byakuya Kuchiki. Decades before the manga’s events, she fled to the human world after an incident involving Aizen.

Although we never see her use her Zanpakutō, Yoruichi possesses an impressive and fearsome array of combat skills. She is incredibly fast and is known as the “Flash Goddess” for being the best at using Shunpo (flash step) in all of Soul Society.

Yoruichi is also a master of Hakuda, making her one of the greatest hand-to-hand combatants in Soul Society. Additionally, she has developed Shunko techniques, which combine hand-to-hand combat with powerful lightning-based Kido.


With her extraordinary skills and abilities, Yoruichi is a formidable and respected figure in the world of Bleach.

1. Retsu Unohana

Retsu Unohana

Retsu Unohana is a former Captain of the 4th Division and the 11th Division in Bleach. She is incredibly strong, a master of Kido (spiritual energy techniques) and healing, and holds a significant title as the first Kenpachi.

Unohana possesses exceptional skill in all styles of sword fighting, surpassing even Kenpachi Zaraki, until he unleashed his full potential. For many years, she hid her love for battle, but it surfaced in her final fight with Zaraki.


Being the most senior Captain after Yamamoto, Unohana is highly respected by everyone. Although her Bankai was never fully revealed, its dark and bloody appearance suggests it must be quite formidable and intimidating.

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