Hello everyone my name is Nick Dunn. I am a regular here at this blog. I want to give a shout out to Sunite, the owner of this awesome blog I came across around 2 years ago when Bleach entered Its final arc. Sunite asked me to do a guest post here on his blog. I was speechless and honored at the same time. He said I could write about anything.
My favorite anime is Bleach. I first watched Bleach back in 2004, I was very young and it is the first serious anime I really got into, followed by Naruto the next year. I love Bleach so much guys I really do. Doesn’t make it the best anime/manga, but I still enjoy it and love Tite Kubo for creating it.
This article will be what I currently find interesting about Bleach. The Sternritter. The group of Captain level Quincy that are the main forces for the Wandenreich Empire and the main rivals of the Shinigami/Visord characters. This group is very unique and their organization is based off of letters, which represent a Quincy’s Schrift ability, not based on power level Like the Espada.
I want to talk about by my favorite members of the Sternritter. Yhwach, Liltotto Lamperd, and Giselle Gewelle. Some people believe the Sternritter were just regular humans, they were in fact regular Bow wielding Quincy like Uryu, Masaki, Ryuken, and Katagiri. So with that being said, let’s go!!
Yhwach is the Emperor of the Wandenreich, Father of the Quincy, and represents letter A, The Almighty. This man is probably my most favorite anime antagonist I have ever seen. Yhwach has all the characteristics of an amazing villan. He strikes fear to his enemies, his leadership and wisdom is outstanding. In battle, he is ruthless and so powerful, not even a handful of individuals can take him on. His Schrift ability is by far the most strongest and haxed ability I have seen in an anime. The Almighty allows Yhwach to see the future, understand his opponents powers, and render them useless. This power seems so haxed, even if Ichigo and whoever else helps him overpower The Almighty, he still has a Vollständig. Which only Kubo knows.
This origins seem pretty straight forward. He is given a Jesus Christ past. He was born not being about to do anything, but had no fear. Anyone that touched him become stronger. But only Sternritter level Quincy can handle a piece of his soul. While all Quincy have their own unique Schrift ability, they need a piece of Yhwach’s Soul to achieve their true power. Just recently, we found out Yhwach’s father is the Soul King. Which makes sense, Yhwach = Jesus Christ and Soul King = God. So I wasn’t surprised but I was still excited. So Kubo could keep doing a Jesus past, like Yhwach’s mother could have been the first Quincy, and Soul King came to the World of the living to met her. From Yhwach’s appearance, I believe Yhwach is from Israel like Jesus Christ was. I am also curious what else Yhwach has been through. Because no one is truly evil, and even someone like Yhwach must have been through something terrible to become what is his today. His plans in my opinion could be two things: He wants to kill the Soul King and take his place as the new Soil King, make Uryu the Emperor of the Wandenreich and be the leader of the Quincy, and make his Elite Guard the Quincy version of the Royal Guard. Or he wants to kill the Soul King because he wants everyone to die and just hates life all together.
Liltotto Lamperd is by far my most favorite Sternritter to this day. When she was introduced, her first line was calling Bambietta Basterbine a bitch and or slut. Which made me laugh so hard! While many people do not like her or give her much praise as they do to Bazz-B or As Nodt, I for one am one of the ones that do give her that said praise. She became My favorite Sternritter when she identified Ichigo first as a special war potential, when her allies did not. That’s why I call the female knights Liltotto’s crew, not Bambietta’s Crew anymore. Cause she seems to be the true leader and Bambietta just thinks she was cause she stole Bankai.
While she is young, she is one of the most level headed Sternritter around. Her personality is not only intelligent, but she has good sense of leadership. During the fight with Ichigo, she was the one giving the “orders” and the other Sternritter unquestionably agree. She said they need to try harder to take Ichigo down, she told off Bazz-B for trying to kill her allies with his Vollständig enhanced Burner Finger 1. And she said no one is working together, and that whoever kills Ichigo gets all the glory. Than when Renji, Rukia, Byakuya, Hisagi, Ikkaku, and Yumichika show up, she suggested they all go Vollständig to easily Defeat them. Which once again they all agree too.
This part is were so many people take back what they said about Liltotto. When she and Meninas were the last ones standing when the now OP Byakuya Kuchiki defeated Robert Accutrone, Candice Catnipp, and NaNaNa Najahkoop, with his Bankai. Which implies she is stronger than even them. From what Meninas said really intrigued me, she said its only logical they are the last ones standing based off of ability and power. Than when my least favorite character Pepe Waccabrada, decides to attack her and Meninas with his Schrift The Love, which he had Meninas attack Liltotto, which really pissed me off, just because he wanted to take credit for killing everyone. Of course, my girl got her revenge, defeated Meninas but didn’t kill her, than still had the strength to kill Pepe Waccabrada in Vollständig with her Vollständig. Which again impressed me more.
Her Schrift ability The Glutton, allows Liltotto to stretch her mouth into a huge pair of jaws that eats anything. This ability seems boring, but it is very strong, and it was strong enough to even eat Ichigo’s Oken Clothing, which is like ultra mega defense, and Mask needed to go Vollständig and use Star Flash: Supernova to destroy Renji’s Oken Clothing, which is what protected him from the blast, and Rukia destroyed hers with her Bankai, and Ichigo’s clothing was completely destroyed by Candice’s Glavano Blast. So destroying these defense clothing really says something about these Quincy. I personally believe her Schrift can Devour the Reiyoku of an opponent, which makes her stronger, and makes her produce Reishi food to satisfy her endless hunger. I see her surviving this power draining and gaining her powers back, along with the other surviving Sternritter, and be the last Quincy rival for Rukia.
I believe she was one of the newest members of the Sternritter, although newer than Gremmy Thoumeaux. Her name origin is from Germany and Czech Republic. So I believe she lived in their or country and had full blooded Quincy parents. I think she was a prodigy and still is one like Toshiro, Gin, and Kaien were. I believe she could solve any problem without trouble, and her only reward she would ask is food. Any kinds of food would please her and make her strive even more. I think when Yhwach recruited her, she became the youngest Quincy in history be a Sternritter and achieve Vollständig.
Giselle Gewelle is my 2nd favorite Sternritter. Her personality is so mixed and unpredictable it’s awesome! She uses a goofy personality to tick her opponents to attacking her. She is one of the most conniving Sternritter I have seen along with Pepe Waccabrada. I do consider her the weakest member of Liltotto’s crew, she is one of the hardest Quincy to kill. Her endurance and stamina are very impressive. I mean she really is a zombie if she can take being almost cut in half, have her neck twisted from being thrown by Ichigo, take Bazz-B’s Vollständig enhanced Burner Finger 1, and have her heart stabbed by zombie Kensei, and still be okay.
While many people think Giselle is a man, I am not one of them. I don’t see her resembling a man in any shape of form. I just see Yumichika and Charlotte being bitches to her to aggregate her like they did during their last battle. She seems to be very offended when someone calls her a man, and not in a way like she’s hiding something. More like surprise and anger. Cause if ya’ll don’t know, I have a very high pitched voice, and sometimes on the phone I have been called mam before, which does make me aggregated. So I kid a know what she is doing through.
But Kubo is the biggest troll in the world, and I believe if these comments about her gender keep happening, I think she is transgender. Which really wouldn’t be a problem to me. I like that Kubo reaches out to all types of people like homosexuals and cross dressers. In fact I am actually bisexual. So I like that Kubo does that sometimes. Plus I think Giselle is bisexual as well, sense she really likes Bambietta, and I bet turning Toshiro, Kensei, Rangiku, and Rojuro into zombies tuned her on too.
The thoughts about Giselle’s origins were interesting if I do say so myself. Giselle is French and so is Gewelle. And her A Schrift and letter is The Zombie. So I can only come up with one place that has both French and Zombie origins: Haiti. The former French colony in the Caribbean along with the Spanish said of the island, Dominican Republic.
I believe Giselle’s father was a high class naval officer along with her high class mother. I think when she was very young, her parents moved to Haiti to invents in a plantation. And before the French came, the local natives used to practice zombification or turn people into zombies. This is related to Vodou religion brought to Haiti by the African Slaves. I think the last sight of a Haitian zombie was like 70 or so years ago, and I man saw his wife walking around with no emotions what so ever. But the man said his wife has been dead for 10 years. Unlike her parents, Giselle was very interested in this practice. One thing led to another, and with the help of her knowledge of Quincy spells, she was able to become a zombie herself. I believe Giselle, along with BG9, are the only two Quincy that are dead, cause all Quincy are living humans like you and me. I guess you can count Gremmy Thoumeaux if you want, sense he is just a brain in a jar.
Well that’s it! These are my favorite Quincy! I hoped you enjoyed my rambling. I also want to thank Sunite for letting me express my love for these three Quincy. So tell Sunite and I what’s your favorite Quincy. Thanks again you’re the best! If you’d like to check Nick out, do so on his Facebook page.