Szayelaporro Grantz is an Arrancar in Sosuke Aizen's army and the Octava (Eighth) Espada. He is the younger brother of Yylfordt Granz.


Szayel has shoulder-length pink hair and amber eyes. The remains of his Hollow mask take the form of rectangular-framed glasses, giving him a scholarly appearance. The placement of his Hollow hole and Espada number tattoo are both unknown. Most of the Arrancar have his/her Hollow hole on the torso or face, however this is not the case for Szayel. Even after having the entire upper half of his body exposed, no hole or number tattoo can be seen.

His clothes differ from the original Arrancar uniform. Instead of a normal jacket, Szayel wears a long shirt that covers all of the skin up to the top of his neck. On his hands, he wears white gloves. He wears the regular pants, with slight length taken away, making them shorter than the others. His face is the only part of his body that is exposed in this uniform. It should also be noted that when he changes his clothes prior to performing his Resurrección, he sports a cape-like garment.

When he was demoted from the Espada, his appearance was slightly different compared to his appearance in the original story. His hair was messier and the three lines on his uniform dropped to his right hip, instead of to the left, right and middle.


Szayel is a meticulous intellectual and the scientist of the Espada. Unlike all the other Espada, Szayel is highly narcissistic, extremely flamboyant, and tends to make lewd, disturbing comments about his opponents. Szayel is quite sadistic and views others as little more than research material. He thinks poorly of non-Hollows, and hopes that Aizen will someday wipe all non-Hollows out of existence. He also thinks of himself as an actor, especially when toying with his victims.

He seems to have had a less-than-positive relationship with his older brother, Yylfordt. While he did try to heal him after his battle with Renji, he refers to Yylfordt's death as Renji merely breaking a box of parasites, and says that he wouldn't be so childish as to be upset over that.


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Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Master Scientist and Inventor
    • Advanced Trap Desinger
    • Investigative Immunization Expert
  • Swordsman
  • Sonido
  • Hierro
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Great Spiritual Power



Resurreccion Special Ability

  • Carbon-Copy
  • Teatro de Titere
  • Possession
  • Gabriel


  • Consumable Fraccion
  • Rokureichu
  • Unnamed Power Control Device
  • Controlled Corridors
  • Unnamed Garganta Device


List of Moves and TechniquesEdit

List of AwakeningsEdit






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