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Bleach - Vizard, History, Characters and abilities

Updated on August 7, 2015
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shinji wearing his hollow mask
shinji wearing his hollow mask

Meaning behind the name

The Vizards is a group of former Shinigami who obtained hollow powers.

While the term vizard is spelled in the manga using kanji meaning secret army (kamen no gunzei), it is evident that the English visored (vaizādo). Some fans of translation manga and anime, these are referred to as "caps", an archaic word meaning mask.

This reference was termed because vizards draw out their hollow powers by wearing their hollow mask. With which they can extend their powers with that of a hollow. In order to keep their hollow from controlling them, each of the Vizard have had to face their inner-hollow in a battle within themselves.

Kurosaki Ichigo with his Inner Hollow
Kurosaki Ichigo with his Inner Hollow

Because the Vizard have obtained Hollow abilities and committed the ultimate taboo (after all, even Kisuke Urahara, a captain at the time, was exhiled for trying to merge hollow and shinigami abilities) they are viewed as outlaws, rogues, and freaks by Soul Society.

Turn back the Pendulum

Group image of the Vizards. The Vizards, as they appear 100 years ago (top) and present time (bottom). From Left to right : Hachigen, Love, Kensei, Hiyori, Shinji, Lisa, Rose, and Mashiro.
Group image of the Vizards. The Vizards, as they appear 100 years ago (top) and present time (bottom). From Left to right : Hachigen, Love, Kensei, Hiyori, Shinji, Lisa, Rose, and Mashiro.

Vizards Power and Abilities

As Vizards defeated their inner hollows by battling them in their minds, they acquire hollow powers which adds to their shinigami powers thus making them more powerful beyond any shinigami or hollows. The following are their added abilities once they become Vizards.

  • Reiryoku Absorption: Hollow absorb spiritual Power (Reiryoku) from their surroundings, or ingest it from spiritual biengs, while shinigami produce their own natural spiritual Power, some of which is then wasted, or leaked out. By combining these two properties the Vizard can reabsorb the spiritual Power that they themselves give off, making their techniques much more efficient. They can also take it in from other sources, further boosting thier power.
  • Cero: They also gain hollow abilities such as Cero blast which was shown by shinji
  • Power Augmentation: Once their inner hollow have been defeated, vizard's shinigami powers are augmented by that of a hollow thus making them more powerful in combat.
  • Increase in speed
  • Increase in Spirit Power
  • Increase in strength
  • Increase in stamina

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Kurosaki Ichigo in wearing his Hollow maskHollow Ichigo (left), Zangetsu (center), and Ichigo (right)Hiyori with her Hollow maskVizards
Kurosaki Ichigo in wearing his Hollow mask
Kurosaki Ichigo in wearing his Hollow mask
Hollow Ichigo (left), Zangetsu (center), and Ichigo (right)
Hollow Ichigo (left), Zangetsu (center), and Ichigo (right)
Hiyori with her Hollow mask
Hiyori with her Hollow mask
Vizards
Vizards

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      isyan 5 years ago

      there is a pretty discussion happening here.. http://www.bleachanime.org/forums/showthread.php?t... .. My two cents about Vandenreich is that they're quincy who developed hollow powers..

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      Mike B 5 years ago

      What do you have to say about the quincy hollow

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      Maninder 7 years ago

      enjoy this site

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      isyan 7 years ago

      @sam: yes.. sorry for that one... hiyori was urahara's lietenant and shinji was the former captain of aizen... thanks for correcting :)

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      crazystuntman 7 years ago

      hirako was urahara's lietenant

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      Sam 7 years ago

      No the lieutenant for shinji was aizen not hiyori

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      isyan 7 years ago

      @mikoly: the name's hiyori.. she was the lieutenant of shinji hirako... a captain before but now becomes the leader of the vizards..

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      Mikoly 7 years ago

      Whats the girls name with the hollow mask and it has a horn on the top???????????? i wana know

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      bleach101 7 years ago

      @lembu

      kindly read below the picture with the title turn back the pendulum..

      bleach is very exciting!

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      lembu 7 years ago

      what all vizard,s member,s name?

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      great actor character. thanks for share.

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      isyan 8 years ago

      im a humongous bleach fan.. the events are very exciting since the vizards arrived.. :)

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      bleacher 8 years ago

      stark is quite a powerful one... 2 vs. 1?

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      Uriel 8 years ago from Lebanon

      You are a huge fan aren't u did u see the latest bleach manga? stark releases