|“||"You underestimating me, Shinigami? I still don't quite feel like killing you, yet. Get a grip and come on! Show me your Bankai. If you don't, I'll do the same thing I did to that little Shinigami over there and put a freakin' hole in you!"||„|
|~ Grimmjow to Ichigo|
|“||They're all cowards, every damn one of them. Whatever. I'll just consume them. As they become my flesh and blood, they will see beyond. I... I am the king!||„|
|~ Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez.|
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez sometimes romanized as Grimmjow Jeagerjaques or Grimmjow Jaegerjaques is a prominent member in the Aizen-affiliated army of Arrancar, and the sexta (6th) Espada. He is often considered to be Ichigo Kurosaki's rival in terms of personality, and is one of the series' central antagonist.
He was voiced by Junichi Suwabe (Japanese) and David Vincent (English).
Grimmjow is a tall, muscular man with light blue spiky hair and light blue eyes, the latter including green lines below them, similar to the eye markings on the Panthera genus of cats.
Grimmjow's attire consists of a white hakama, a black sash and a ragged white jacket with an upturned collar. The inner lining of his jacket is black and Grimmjow wears it with the sleeves rolled up and leaving it open to expose his muscular chest. The remains of his Hollow mask consist of the right jawbone and his Hollow hole is located on his abdomen. His tattoo number 6 is located on his back, near the right side of his Hollow hole. Grimmjow also sports a large scar across his torso, gained from his first battle with Ichigo Kurosaki.
Sometime after Aizen's defeat, Grimmjow's attire now consists of a black shirt which he keeps partially unzipped, exposing the scar he received from his first encounter with Ichigo. He also wears black pants, with black boots styled differently than the boots he wore as an Espada, and two belts around his waist, with his Zanpakutō sheathed on his left side along his top belt. However, he still wears the jacket he wore as an Espada.
While appearing to be a laid-back individual, Grimmjow possesses a brutal, impulsive, and excessively violent personality alongside a lethally short temper. However, despite his aggression and obvious blood lust in battle, Grimmjow possesses a feral cunning and has a knack for quickly exploiting any opening his opponent reveals. In addition, he is blunt, sarcastic and quite sadistic, revealing a psychotic grin or laughing maniacally whenever he becomes excited. He is also very rude and quite disrespectful. Grimmjow uses none of the honorifics in the Japanese language, except when addressing Aizen (though he is quick to discard the formality when Aizen is not around), and refers to Orihime Inoue as woman in conversation.
Grimmjow displays little respect for authority and says whatever is on his mind, regardless of whether or not it is appropriate. This attitude leads to conflicts with Kaname Tōsen, who holds Grimmjow in low regard. He also has conflicts with Ulquiorra Cifer, the 4th Espada, when Ulquiorra interrupts his battles or otherwise clashes with Grimmjow's ideals. Grimmjow confidently believes Ulquiorra's powers to be weaker than his, a point he is eager to prove. He develops an additional grudge against Ichigo Kurosaki for wounding him during their first two battles and is eager to return the favor. He intentionally kept the large scar on his chest from their first battle as a reminder of this. Grimmjow is also infuriated by Ichigo's belief that he can defeat him regardless of how badly he is injured, which Grimmjow sees as Ichigo looking down on him.
However, he does have some form of a code of honor, as he is unwilling to fight an injured Ichigo, bringing Orihime to heal him beforehand so that their battle will be a fair one, though he also wants to defeat Ichigo when he is at full strength. He also saves Orihime from Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia, who were beating her up, to repay the debt of restoring his arm, though he immediately demands another favor afterwards.
During the fight against the Vandenreich, Grimmjow seems to have mellowed out some, as he's less impulsive and reckless as he was previously. He also is not as violent as before, as he's willing to be slightly more patient than before. However, he is still stubborn in his refusal to take orders from anyone even from his own allies. Also, despite his pride and natural hatred of Shinigami's, he is willing to ally with them against a greater good, even if it means allying with Ichigo who he refers to as his enemy. Furthermore, he seems to have gained a slightly more relaxed demeanor, as when Askin asked who Ichigo is to him, Grimmjow casually confirmed he's his enemy and even did it in a comical manner.
Before Grimmjow became an Arrancar, he was a panther-like Adjuchas-class Menos. At one point he came across the Adjuchas-class Menos group of Shawlong Kūfang, Edrad Liones, Yylfordt Granz, Nakeem Grindina, and Di Roy Rinker. Di Roy decided to eat him but before Di Roy could act, Grimmjow attacked him and ate a chunk of Di Roy's head. The group was impressed at his strength and they introduced themselves. Their leader Shawlong asked that Grimmjow join them, and the group bowed to him. Shawlong then explained that they have no intention of remaining Adjuchas or Gillians. They vowed to become Vasto Lorde, but in order to do that they needed strength that they can use to pull themselves up, and they had seen that strength in Grimmjow. Shawlong asked that Grimmjow lead them as their king.
Sometime later Shawlong told Grimmjow that the group has given up. Yylfordt explained that they have given up in their quest to evolve into Vasto Lorde. They had eaten over one thousand Hollows and haven't felt their power increase anymore. As of that day they had eaten three thousand so they know for certain to continue on would be pointless. Grimmjow told them that if they wanted to give up then it was fine but he would have nothing to do with it. Shawlong then asked Grimmjow if he would eat them, and noted that since Grimmjow had already taken a piece of Di Roy, he would never evolve into a Vasto Lorde and that in conjunction their evolution would end where it was at as well. Grimmjow called them cowards but Shawlong interrupted him and explained that they have become enlightened. It is not only to the fact that they would never become Vasto Lorde, but it was something they knew even before becoming Hollows. They knew that they would always only be Adjuchas and that Grimmjow would have been the only one to evolve beyond that stage.
Grimmjow scolds Ulquiorra Cifer for not killing Ichigo Kurosaki, believing that he might become a threat in the future. After almost getting into a confrontation with Yammy Llargo, Ulquiorra tries to explain that Aizen is not looking at Ichigo in his current state, but his rate of growth. He argues that his power, while great, is more than likely to be what destroys him or causes him to become one of their pawns. Grimmjow doesn't believe in that reasoning and notes that he is just as likely to become more powerful and become a real threat. Ulquiorra mentions that if that were to happen he would simply end Ichigo's existence.
Grimmjow later decides to rectify Ulquiorra's "mistake," and leads his Fracción to Karakura Town on an unauthorized mission. Upon using Pesquisa to determine that there are more spiritually powerful beings in the area than when Ulquiorra was there, Grimmjow tells his team to be careful and to kill anyone with even the slightest Spiritual Pressure.
After Rukia Kuchiki comes to Ichigo Kurosaki's aid and kills Grimmjow's Fracción, Di Roy Rinker, they are confronted by Grimmjow who introduces himself as the 6th Arrancar. Grimmjow approaches them and asks who is strongest. Rukia yells to Ichigo to get back, but before she can react Grimmjow impales her through the stomach with his hand, noting that she is not the strongest. An enraged Ichigo quickly moves to attack Grimmjow.
As Ichigo attacks him, Grimmjow effortlessly blocks the blade with his hand, pushing Ichigo away. Grimmjow decides to toy with Ichigo, goading him to release his Bankai and attack him. After threatening to do to Ichigo what he did to Rukia, an angered Ichigo quickly complies to the request and releases. The two of them clash again, but even with his Bankai, Ichigo is unable to land a solid hit on Grimmjow. Grimmjow expresses his disappointment in the Bankai, saying that it only increases Ichigo's speed. However, Ichigo surprises him by unleashing his Getsuga Tenshō, landing a direct hit and scarring Grimmjow's torso. Grimmjow is surprised and delighted by the technique.
Grimmjow laughs, noting that the turn of events is great, and that now he finds Ichigo worth killing. Grimmjow takes out his Zanpakutō and states that Ichigo shouldn't just stand there, as it is his turn. But before Grimmjow can act, he is stopped by the arrival of Kaname Tōsen, who tells him to sheathe his sword. Grimmjow becomes enraged that Tōsen is there and demands an explanation. Tōsen tells him that he has attacked the Human World, mobilizing five Arrancar without permission and leading them to their deaths as well as the fact that it was all against orders. He tells him that Aizen is furious and that his punishment will be decided in Hueco Mundo. Tōsen opens a Garganta and the two leave, much to Grimmjow's chagrin. When Ichigo demands that he come back as their fight isn't over yet, Grimmjow states that he is a fool, as that is the only reason Ichigo is still alive. He then notes how Ichigo's Getsuga Tenshō is damaging his own body and that its use is limited. He goes on to say that even if he could continuously use the technique, it's still not powerful enough to defeat him in his released state. He then tells Ichigo to remember his name and to pray that he never hears it again, for, if he does, it will be the last thing he hears.
In Hueco Mundo, when Aizen refuses to punish Grimmjow for his actions, Tōsen asks that he be allowed to execute him. Grimmjow notes that he must have a personal problem with him, prompting Tōsen to explain that he serves justice and doesn't tolerate those who sow discord. He then suddenly severs and incinerates Grimmjow's left arm. Enraged, Grimmjow moves to attack him, but is quickly told to stop by Aizen, who reminds him that if he were to attack Tōsen, he would have no reason to pardon him. Realizing his situation, Grimmjow reluctantly leaves.
A month later, Grimmjow is present at the creation of Wonderweiss Margela. Shortly after, Aizen personally sends Grimmjow on the next invasion, along with Yammy, Wonderweiss, and his replacement, Luppi Antenor. Upon arrival Grimmjow notes that Ichigo isn't present in the group of Shinigami they encounter and leaves to track him down.
Grimmjow and Ichigo encounter each other, with Ichigo promising to show him how much has changed in the past month, before activating his Bankai. Grimmjow reminds him that his Bankai serves no purpose, as he was completely helpless against him last time. In turn, Ichigo reminds him that his Bankai technique is what gave him that scar across his torso. He then asks him what happened to his arm, to which Grimmjow states that he threw it away because he doesn't need two arms to kill him. Ichigo promises not to hold back and reveals his Hollowfication, greatly surprising Grimmjow. Ichigo rushes in to attack and is blocked by Grimmjow, but he simply uses the opportunity to release his Getsuga Tenshō at point blank range. Grimmjow survives the attack, but sustains grievous injuries and notes that the power Ichigo is using is not that of a Shinigami and asks him what has he been doing this past month. Ichigo continues to take the upper hand, but after being caught off-guard by Grimmjow, his mask suddenly breaks, immediately turning the tide of the battle.
Grimmjow notes that Ichigo has lost the power he had before, and states that although he managed to inflict his share of damage on him, Ichigo's new power wasn't enough to defeat him. As Grimmjow continues to pummel Ichigo, he is suddenly thwarted by the sudden arrival of Rukia, who freezes him. However, as she tries to help Ichigo, her ice is quickly broken and Grimmjow grabs her by the head and charges his Cero, as he scolds her for underestimating him enough to think that she could freeze him to death.
She is saved by the sudden arrival of Shinji Hirako, who complains that he hates getting involved in Shinigami fights, but concedes that when one hears the sound of fighting so close by, one just can't ignore it. When Grimmjow asks him who he is, Shinji tells him it doesn't matter and Grimmjow proceeds to attack him. Having a small discussion with Grimmjow, he is then suddenly attacked by the Espada, who declares his intentions of killing him. Realizing how much collateral damage the fight is causing, Shinji dons his Hollow mask, telling Grimmjow that he can't go easy on him. He fires a Cero at him, damaging him severely. An enraged Grimmjow pulls out his Zanpakutō and calls out its release command, but Ulquiorra Cifer arrives and takes him back to Hueco Mundo before he can do so.
Hueco Mundo arc
Once back in Las Noches, Aizen has Orihime Inoue restore Grimmjow's arm as a demonstration of her power. Grimmjow has her bring back his Espada tattoo, as well, and impales Luppi Antenor through the chest with his arm in order to regain his rank once she finishes. He then incinerates Luppi's entire upper body at point blank range. Later, he attends a meeting called by Aizen, who tells the Espada that they are being invaded by Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida, and Yasutora Sado. Grimmjow tries to leave, but is stopped by Aizen, who uses his Reiatsu to force Grimmjow onto the floor. Aizen then orders the Espada to wait for the intruders.
After learning about Ichigo's defeat by Ulquiorra, Grimmjow breaks into Orihime's room while Loly and Menoly are attacking her. Grimmjow easily knocks out Loly and then kills Menoly with a point-blank Cero. He then rips off Loly's leg. Grimmjow reveals that he saved Orihime because she gave him back his arm. He then demands she help him run an errand. Once they arrive where Ichigo was defeated, he tells Orihime to heal him. She succeeds in reviving him, but Grimmjow insists that she heal him fully as he wants to settle his score with him. Orihime complains, but Grimmjow scolds her and tells her to do as she's told. However, Ulquiorra suddenly appears, interrupting them.
Ulquiorra asks for Grimmjow's reason for being there, and starts to walk towards him. Grimmjow smirks, but does not say anything. Ulquiorra then asks Grimmjow to hand Orihime over, stating that she is to be in his care. Grimmjow, refusing to hand her over, quickly attacks Ulquiorra, talking about how Ulquiorra is afraid to fight him because he thinks he would crush him. After a brief clash, Grimmjow uses Caja Negación to seal away Ulquiorra. He then demands Orihime continue healing Ichigo, which she refuses to do as she knows he just wishes to hurt him. Ichigo gets up and tells him to let her go as he asks Orihime to continue healing him and then heal Grimmjow, who had taken damage from Ulquiorra's Cero, as Ichigo wants them to be able to fight on equal ground.
Grimmjow and Ichigo face off against each other. During their battle, Grimmjow questions Ichigo's reasons for coming to Hueco Mundo, noting that if he really came to save Orihime he would have left with her as soon as he saw her. He then explains that the real reason is that he wanted to fight, as at his core he is a Shinigami fighting a Hollow. Grimmjow states it's a natural instinct to fight just as it has been for thousands of years. He fires his Gran Rey Cero, not caring that Orihime and Nel Tu are in the vicinity. Seeing this, Ichigo dons his Hollow mask and moves in time to block the blast. In response, Grimmjow releases his Resurrección and turns the tide of the battle, hitting him with multiple blows. Ichigo manages to land a hit with his Getsuga Tenshō, but Grimmjow is left unharmed.
The two continue to fight fiercely, but after intercepting an attack inadvertently launched towards Orihime's direction, Ichigo begins to take control of the battle again, landing a solid hit on Grimmjow. Injured, the Espada falls to his knees and grabs Ichigo's blade with his hands, noting that Ichigo actually thinks he can defeat him. Grimmjow impales him in the stomach with his hand and proceeds to beat Ichigo relentlessly as he berates him for thinking he was more powerful than him. He then vows to smash Ichigo to pieces as he uses his most powerful technique, Desgarrón. Ichigo is initially forced back by the technique, but then regains his footing, before promptly destroying Grimmjow's attack. As he does so, he proclaims that he will defeat Grimmjow and everyone in his way and leave with his friends. He gets in close and impales Grimmjow, however, he chooses to spare the Espada's life.
Grimmjow rises once more to challenge Ichigo, but his Resurrección dissipates. Grimmjow refuses to accept defeat and moves to attack him, but Ichigo grabs his hand and tells him to stop. However, Grimmjow refuses to listen to reason and moves to attack him again, but Nnoitra Gilga blindsides him. Grimmjow calls him a bastard, to which Nnoitra is surprised that he is still alive and proceeds to finish him off, but Ichigo steps in and protects Grimmjow as he lies on the ground, severely wounded. However, he survives the attack.
The Thousand-Year Blood War arc
During Ichigo's fight with Quilge Opie, Ichigo escapes to Soul Society and as Quilge attempts to kill Urahara and the others, Grimmjow appears from behind and cuts him in half and pulls his blade on Urahara.
Urahara was able to make a deal with Grimmjow to ally with them for the time being and later fight Ichigo when its over. When Urahara and the others are talking to Ichigo over a communicator, Grimmjow asks what they are doing as he recognizes Ichigo's voice. As the latter tries to talk to Ichigo, Orihime and Sado shove him out with a cloth much to his anger.
During Yhwach's invasion of the Soul King Palace, Yoruichi Shihōin has Grimmjow travel to the palace via Garganta. Grimmjow greets Ichigo and leaps out of the Garganta before noting the scars he gave Ichigo have already healed. Drawing his sword, Grimmjow claims he has been waiting for all this time to get some payback as Ichigo picks up Zangetsu, but they are interrupted when Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck leaps over Grimmjow and tackles Ichigo. When Grimmjow berates her for being in the way, Nelliel tells him that she does not have to take orders from a lower-ranked Espada like him, prompting Grimmjow to challenge her to prove she deserves the rank of #3 more than he does. However, they are interrupted when a voice tells them to enter a nearby black box.
Later, as the group begins moving toward the palace, Ichigo asks Grimmjow why he is helping them, only for Grimmjow to claim that there will be no chance to fight Ichigo again if Yhwach destroys everything. As the group make their way towards the palace, Grimmjow rushes ahead much to Nelliel's chagrin, and launches a surprise attack against Askin Nakk Le Vaar. When Askin flees from him, Grimmjow begins chasing him and reasons that Askin is going to die because he is weaker. Upon being asked where he came from, Grimmjow claims he is Ichigo's enemy and transforms his fingers into claws before lunging at Askin.
Askin manages to escape Grimmjow and hides out on a roof, but Grimmjow quickly catches up to him and Askin starts running again. As Grimmjow lunges toward him, Askin throws a ball at the Espada. Grimmjow slashes at the ball, but collapses due to the ball being covered in poison. Askin then mocks Grimmjow, telling him not to accept gifts from strangers.
Powers & Abilities
Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Grimmjow is a very proficient hand-to-hand combatant, possessing masterful skill in using it as his primary means of attack. He is equally lethal using punches and kicks, and is highly unpredictable. His fighting technique is incredibly destructive, using his speed and reflexes to quickly take out his opponents. He is skilled enough to hold his own against stronger opponents for short amounts of time.
Expert Swordsman: Although he usually prefers hand-to-hand combat, Grimmjow is also able to fight effectively with his Zanpakutō. He is shown holding his own against Ichigo, who at the time was using Bankai and his Hollow mask, when he only had one arm. He is then shown holding his own against Shinji Hirako, with Shinji wearing his Hollow mask as well. In a one-on-one battle against Ichigo, he displays considerable skill in swordsmanship by being able to keep up with Ichigo in battle.
Pesquisa: Grimmjow demonstrated this ability when he and his Fracción invaded Karakura Town. He is able to detect targets from a considerable distance.
Hierro: As the Sexta Espada, Grimmjow has the passive ability known as Hierro. Grimmjow's Hierro is strong enough to effortlessly block the sharp edge of a released Shikai blade with his bare hand, later showing the density of his skin by being able to grab Ichigo's Bankai blade, blocking it with his bare hand and receiving no damage. Grimmjow was able to survive a point blank Getsuga Tenshō (though emerging with grievous injuries) and immediately afterwards withstands being frozen by Rukia's Shikai, noting that simply freezing the top layer of his skin isn't enough to kill him.
Enhanced Strength: Grimmjow is able to push back Ichigo with little effort. He is shown throwing Ichigo a considerable distance using Ichigo's own sword that he had grabbed hold of during an attack. His kicks are strong enough to send an opponent flying and destroy several buildings in the surrounding area. He was also shown impaling Luppi Antenor, his Espada replacement, through the chest with his bare hand relatively easily despite Luppi's Hierro.
Great Spiritual Power: Grimmjow possesses a great deal of spiritual energy. Rukia described it as "worlds apart" from his Fracción and wondered if he was even the same species. His Reiatsu is blue.
Highly Perceptive Combatant: Grimmjow was able to discern from simple observation, during his first fight with Ichigo, that his Bankai enhanced Getsuga Tenshō was damaging his body. He also notes that Ichigo was capable of 2 to 3 more of those attacks at best. Upon his second fight with Ichigo, he makes note that Ichigo was straining to use his Hollowfication, for as soon as his mask came off his breathing instantly became heavier. However, he notes that it may not be so simple as that, denoting that it may have something to do with him having taken so much damage, losing too much spiritual energy, or that it has a limit to the amount of time he can use it. Upon his third fight with Ichigo, he notes that he extended the amount of time he can stay in his masked state.
Cero: Grimmjow is capable of firing a red Cero from the palm of his hand, as well as his fist. He has been shown firing it at point-blank range to increase its lethality, as shown when he incinerates the top half of Luppi after regaining his arm and rank. He uses it at point-blank range again on Menoly, incinerating her. His Cero is powerful enough to neutralize the Cero of fellow Espada Ulquiorra Cifer during their brief scuffle, though it badly burned his right arm from his hand to his elbow. Grimmjow can also fire one Cero from each hand.
Sonído Master: As the 6th Espada, Grimmjow is very proficient in the use of Sonído. Even in his unreleased state, he is able to keep up with Ichigo Kurosaki while in Bankai. Initially, Grimmjow could even surprise and overwhelm Ichigo with his speed.
His release command for his Zanpakutō is "Grind" referring to grinding one's teeth. To release his Zanpakutō, he holds it up, like the start of a low sweep stroke, with his right hand. The sword glows as he puts his left hand up to it. He then rakes his hand along the length of the blade, with a swift motion, while calling out its release command, in turn releasing a torrent of spiritual power that causes tremendous gusts of wind in the immediate vicinity. Grimmjow's appearance changes drastically to something more feline and predatory. His teeth become jagged and sharp, his hands turn into black claws and his feet become black clawed paws, similar to that of a cat, along with a slender whip-like tail. His hair becomes very long and flowing, and the markings around his eyes enlarge and extend to the tips of his ears, which become cat-like. He loses his distinctive jaw mask, which is replaced by a sort of a headgear on his forehead. His clothing changes to become a form-fitting white segmented armor, similar to his original Adjuchas-Hollow form. He has blades protruding from his forearms and his calves.
Ichigo is Grimmjow's main rival and, by his own claim, arch enemy. The two first met when Grimmjow launched an assault on Karakura Town with his Fracion to kill anyone with a decent Reatsu power. Grimmjow goaded Ichigo to fight him after nearly killing Rukia resulting in an enraged Ichigo to attack him. Grimmjow easily toyed with Ichigo and delivered powerful blows to the Shinigami while goading him to use his bankai. After Ichigo wounds him with his Getsuga Tensho and scars his torso, Grimmjow is surprised and delighted by this technique and considers Ichigo both a worthy opponent and to kill. Just as he prepares to fight Ichigo at full strength, he is stopped by the arrival of Kaname Tousen who forces Grimmjow to return to Hueco Mundo. Though Grimmjow reluctantly returned, he gave Ichigo his name and title as an Espada promising if he hears his name again it will be the last he ever hears of it.
The two meet again one month later after Grimmjow loses his arm and Espada rank and greets Ichigo again for a fight. Though Grimmjow confidently states that Ichigo is no match for him even with the latter having one arm, Grimmjow is shocked by Ichigo's Hollification powers. With them Grimmjow is overwhelmed and takes serious injuries from their second bout but gains the upper hand when the time limit on Ichigo's mask breaks resulting in the Espada to deliver powerful blows to the latter. Had Rukia and Shinji arrived Ichigo would have likely died. Like previously, Grimmjow was forced to return to Hueco Mundo by Ulquiorra Cifer.
Upon Ichigo invading Hueco Mundo to save Orihime Inoue, Grimmjow brings Orihime to heal Ichigo from his defeat at Ulquiorra so they would have a fair fight (and so Grimmjow could crush Ichigo at full strength). During their third fight, Grimmjow admits the reason he hates Ichigo so much is because of the way he looks at him; no matter how badly he hurts Ichigo he always gives the look that he's going to win and Grimmjow sees that as Ichigo looking down on him and states he hates it. Ichigo mocks him for that statement stating if its really because Grimmjow, an Arrancar is being treated as an equal as a human. Grimmjow states that doesn't matter that anyone, a human, Shinigami, or Arrancar who looks down on him will be crushed. The both use everything they have against each other in their final fight with Ichigo finally winning. Though defeated, Grimmjow stubbornly refused defeat and attacked Ichigo only for Ichigo to easily grab his hand and tell him to stop. Ichigo tells him that he lost and tells him that killing others who anger him and becoming a king with no one to rule is no point at all. He states that if Grimmjow really hates him that much he'll fight him as many times as he wants but for now he needs to accept his loss. Grimmjow refuses to listen but before he can finish Grimmjow is blindsided by the 5th Espada Nnoitra Gilga. As the wounded Grimmjow cannot move, Nnoitra tries to finish him off only for Ichigo to protect him.
The two would meet again years later during Juhabach's invasion of the Soul King Palace, greatly shocking Ichigo seeing that Grimmjow is alive. As the former Espada greets Ichigo and intends to settle the score, they are interrupted by an adult Nel. Since Juhabach intends to destroy everything, including Hueco Mundo, Grimmjow became a tentative ally with Ichigo and his friends to save the world and so he can fight Ichigo once its over. When Grimmjow claims the only reason he's helping Ichigo is so he can fight him again, Ichigo seems amused by his claim. Unfortunately, Grimmjow refuses to listen to Ichigo's advice and recklessly fights the Sternritter Askin forcing Ichigo and co to move on ahead.
Ironically, despite their rivally, Grimmjow and Ichigo are very similar in personality and appearance: the both have punkish like appearances and their stubborn, hot-tempered, impatient, reckless, blunt, sarcastic, disrespectful to authorities figures, rude and both have their form own code of honor. In fact, if not for both of them being a Hollow and Shinigami, the two could very well be best friends.
Grimmjow served under Aizen in his Arrancar army. Though Aizen seemed to have tolerated Grimmjow rebellious nature and Grimmjow treating him with respect, in truth the two had very little to no real care for one another. Though Grimmjow treats Aizen with honorifics while in his presence, he is quick to disregard the formality when Aizen is not around. Grimmjow is also one of the few Espada to know very well that Aizen considers him and the others as pawns with no real care or respect.
years after his defeat, Grimmjow took no time in mocking Aizen telling Nel that with him gone the number ranking for the Espada mean nothing.
Grimmjow was not on good terms with Tousen given Tousen interrupting his fight with Ichigo and constantly putting him in restraint for his defiance against Aizan. His behavior to Tousen became enraged after the latter cut his arm off and convinced Aizen to demote him for his insubordination. It is unknown if Grimmjow discovered of Tousen's death, but if he did, then Grimmjow likely couldn't care less about his death.
Ulquiorra was a fellow Espada along side Grimmjow. The two were not on friendly terms given Grimmjow considering weak for not killing Ichigo and his friends when they first met him. Grimmjow then set out to finish what Ulquiorra wouldn't, which resulted in the death of all his Fracion.
Ulquiorra also interrupts his battles or otherwise clashes with Grimmjow's ideals. After Ichigo's defeat at Ulquiorra's hands, Grimmjow brings Orihime to heal him and swore to make Ulquiorra pay for "taking his prey" from him. Grimmjow confidently believes Ulquiorra's powers to be weaker than his, a point he is eager to prove. He then fights Ulquiorra and is successful in trapping Ulquiorra with his Caja Negacion to fight Ichigo resulting in Ulquiorra cursing Grimmjow. It is unknown if Grimmjow discovered Ulquiorra's death, but its likely he didn't mourn his death.
Grimmjow didn't interact much with Nnoitra, but Grimmjow held nothing but bitter hatred towards the Espada for resorting into a dirty tactic and wound the already wounded Grimmjow after his fight with Ichigo. Grimmjow cursed Nnoitra as the latter tried to finish him off but was protected by Ichigo with Nnoitra mocking him for being saved by the enemy. After his death, Grimmjow was glad to be rid of him.
At first Grimmjow thought little of her, but after she restored his left arm, Grimmjow was speechless by her powers and requested her to fix his Espada tattoo. upon doing so, Grimmjow Killed Luppe, his Espada replacement, and laughed hysterically having regained his position. Grimmjow, unlike most of the Espada's, was respectful enough to know when he owed her a debt and saved her from getting beaten up (and possibly killed) by the Arrancars Loly and Menoly for restoring his left arm. However, Grimmjow shows Orihime very little respect as he did not hesitate to hoist her by her collar and demand another favor and chocked her when she refused to heal Ichigo when she brought her to him knowing he was just going to hurt him more. He also didn't care she would be caught in the blast of his Gran Ray Cero during his fight with Ichigo.
During the Fight with the Vandenriech, Grimmjow has allied with Orihime and her friends as the latter saved her and her friends from getting killed by Kirge Opie. Since then, he appears to have mellowed out some and is less cruel around her and her friends, but not by much.
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
Nelliel is the former tres Espada who, at the time, was stuck as a child when they first met. Grimmjow thought little of her and told her to get lost seeing her cry over Ichigo's near death state. He then snapped at her for crying warning her he would kill her if she kept crying, resulting in her shaking in terror around his presence. He also did not care if she and Orihime would be caught in the blast of his Gran Ray Cero.
After she regained her original form thanks to Urahara Kisuke, Nelliel no longer fears him to the point she confidently puts him in his place when the latter tried to fight with Ichigo upon meeting him again and that she does not take orders from a lower ranking Espada. Grimmjow mocks her statement since Aizen is not around anymore and confidently told her to see who deserves the number 3 position more. Nel also is frustrated by his brash attitude for charging ahead without thinking things through due to his desire to fight Ichigo again.
However, at the very least, unlike their relationships with other Espada, the two have allied with Ichigo and his friends to defeat Juhabach and save their home of Hueco Mundo.
Like many of Ichigo's friends and allies, Grimmjow respect Urahara for his genius intellect and wisdom. He saved Urahara and co. from Kirge and the two made a contract to ally with each other. Grimmjow was saved by Urahara after his defeat by Askin and returned the favor by killing Askin and saving Urahara from his opponent.
Though the two have not met yet, Grimmjow refuses to allow Juhabach to destroy Hueco Mundo and has allied with Ichigo and his friends to defeat him.
Grimmjow has known his Fraccion, Di Roy Linker, Shawlong Koufang, Edrad Liones, Yylfordt Granz, and Nakeem Grindina since they were Adjuchas class hollows. His Fraccion, impressed with his strength, allowed Grimmjow to lead them as he would become their king. Since then Grimmjow has spent many years with them to become Vasto Lorde class hollows. When his Fraccion gave up their dream and requested Grimmjow to eat a portion of them so they would stay as Adjuchas, Grimmjow conceded while considering them cowards for giving up.
His Fraccion were fiercely loyal to Grimmjow carrying out any request without hesitation as seen during the invasion at Karakura Town. After they were all killed, Grimmjow showed no remorse and mocked them all for being killed by Shinigami.
However, despite his lack of care or respect, Grimmjow later revealed after his defeat at the hands of Ichigo that he truly did mourn their deaths and the fact he is now alone without his former comrades.
- Grimmjow's aspect of death is Destruction.
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