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Seigen Suzunami was the former captain of the Fifth Squad before going into exile with his adoptive children and several of his followers who believe that he should be the ruler of the Soul Society 200 years ago. His former lieutenant was Sosuke Aizen. He is also the new arch-enemy of Ichigo Kurosaki.


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Physical Appearance

Seigen is a tall and lean-built, yet fairly muscular Shinigami with peach skin, violet-colored eyes and dark red hair that is parted down the middle with one stray bang on the left side of his face.

Seigen wears the standard Shinigami attire (with the exception of the obi sash) along with a black, ankle-length cloak with tattered endings and a hood attached to the cloak's collar as well as a violet sash around his waist in place of his standard obi.



Powers and Abilities

Zanjutsu Prowess

Shunpo Prowess

  • Shunpo Expert - Seigen is known to be an expert at Shunpo, as he states that both he and Aizen are proficient with the use of Shunpo. He can use it to arrive at any location quickly, as well as effectively in battle, using them to strike his opponent multiple times. His speed is even noted when he can match even Ichigo and Karin's Bankai-enhanced speeds on numerous separate occasions.

Kido Prowess

  • Kido Expert - Seigen is highly proficient in Kido, very knowledgeable with both Hado and Bakudo spells, and can perform high-level Kido spells without the incantation.

Other Skills

  • Master Strategist
  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Durability

Spiritual Power

  • Immense Spiritual Power - As a former captain of the Gotei 13, Seigen possesses immense levels of spiritual energy. His level of spiritual energy is twice than that of an average captain. His Reiatsu is violet.


Shiden (Violet Lightning) - Shiden's sealed form is that of an ordinary Katana. It has a dark red hilt, which is longer than most, and a black sheath. Its guard looks similar to an eye, with each side being hollow and spikes protruding from the edges. His Zanpakuto is a Lightning-Type.

  • Shikai - Its' release command is "Hit Hard and Fast". When released it retains its' normal hilt and crossguard, but the sides of the blade are jagged and resemble a lightning bolt. At the end of the sword is two sharp points.

Shikai Special Ability - Shiden has the ability to manipulate and control the element of lightning.

  • Shigasumi (Violet Mist)
  • Shiden Raiko (Violet Lightning Thunderclap) - Shiden fires a massive bolt of lightning towards his opponents.
  • Bankai: Raikudo Shiden (Black Arm Violent Lightning) - Upon Bankai activation, Shiden's Shikai remains the same, though the hilt has gained a small chain with a broken link, and the cross-guard has two longer spikes between the sword and Seigen's hand. His Shinigami attire has also changed: Though he still wears the cloak and the shihakusho, he gains two black shoulder plates with jagged, pale violet lightning edges and violet blet-like strips with a silver buckle on each plate attached to his robes, and his right-arm gains a black, metal gloved with small spikes holding his Zanpakuto.

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See Also

  • Seigen Suzunami/Battles & Events