Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:14 pm

Number 5 Tier Harribel

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Getting the Top Five started off is Tier Harribel. She is the 3rd Espada and the commander of Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose, and Cyan Sung-Sun.

We'll start with her design. Tier is freaking hot. Dark skin, blonde hair, green eyes, her jacket leaves her abdomen exposed but covers half of her face adding in an air of mystery and danger. Then when she unzips her jacket we see her Hollow mask and it is terrifying. Every time she is on screen she demands the attention of the viewer. She also gets even more sexy when she unleashes her Resurreccion. Tier is without doubt one of the most striking girls in Bleach.

Tier also kicks serious neko. That should be obvious considering her rank as an Espada but it needs to be said her fight with Toshiro Hitsugaya is one of if not the best fight in the Fake Karakura Town arc. The sheer breadth of their powers makes it an all out slug fest like the fight between Rocky and Ivan Drago. We also get a few glimpse of her past back when she was a Hollow and went around destroying those foolish enough to go against her.

She's calm, level-headed, and taciturn. The personalities of her Fraccion lead to constant bickering amongst themselves but Tier only needs a word or two to settle things. She's almost like an older sister to the three Arrancars, playing the role of disciplinarian and mediator as required. Tier is also a bit of a pacifist. She doesn't like killing, especially when done in the quest for power. Tier only fights those who've attacked her or her companions. This brings us to the best aspect of Tier Harribel. She actually cares about her subordinates. Shounen anime is full of bad guys and girls who not only don't care about their allies, they often kill them for "being weak" and failing to beat the hero. Aizen and most of her fellow Espada follow this line of thought themselves. The affection Tier has for her Fraccion takes her from being a run of the mill cool looking but shallow antagonist to someone the viewer actively identifies with and roots for.

What keeps Tier from moving up higher is the amount of screen time the other four girls have on her. When you have five amazing best girls the ones with the fewest opportunities to imprint themselves on you are unfortunately going to fall to the bottom.
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:49 pm

Number 4 Nelliel Tu Odelschwank

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Continuing the Top Five is Nelliel Tu Odelschwank. Nelliel, or as she is introduced Nel, is the former 3rd Espada.

Nel is probably the strongest all rounder in terms of the categories we've been judging the girls on. Let's start with her adorableness. When she first appears she has the appearance of a child and acts like she should be on Kids Say the Darndest Things since she throws around words like masochist and throat penis like it's nothing. She soon becomes the Yachiru to Ichigo's Kenpachi, either hanging off of Ichigo's back or being carried under his arm as they search for Orihime in Las Noches.

Even though she appears to be a child Nel is still helpful in a fight. When Ichigo encounters one of the Privaron Espada we see that Nel is capable of absorbing an Arrancar's Cero and ten firing it right back at them. If that isn't cool enough we also learn that Nel is the former 3rd Espada when she transforms to her true adult form to protect Ichigo from the 5th Espada Nnoitra Gilga. She then proceeds to absolutely dummy that jerk, showing off her awesome centaur like Resurreccion in the process. Her transformation was also a big "Holy crap she's actually hot" moment that you usually would see in some sort of highschool romcom movie.

Nel also has a great personality. She is mature, sophisticated and intelligent, commanding respect even when all she's wearing is a short skirt and shirt that barely covers her breasts. A+ on that outfit btw. Much like the number 5 girl Tier Harribel, Nel also doesn't like fighting. To her if the battle doesn't have a good reason to commence it makes the challenger little more than an animal and not much of a warrior. She doesn't even kill her opponent once they've been incapacitated or if they are weaker than her. Nel also likes to read after a fight or completing a mission which helps separate her from most of the other Arrancars.

As already stated in terms of all-round ability Nel is probably the strongest girl on the list. What keeps her form cracking the top three is a combination of they had more screen time than her and they outweigh her in one or more of the main categories.
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Chris » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:02 pm

Fail she should be 2. But then again #1 passed a long time ago...


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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby fragoff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Chris wrote:Fail she should be 2. But then again #1 passed a long time ago...


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Your number one technically failed the parameters wile mine was victim of a lack of information. We are doomed to be disgruntle beholders :(
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:10 am

Welcome to TOP THREE TSATURDAY! Alliteration is fun. Today our final three girls will get posted so that everyone doesn't know who number 1 will be days in advance of the post. Let's get started!

Number 3 Rukia Kuchiki

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Our first girl of the day is Rukia Kuchiki. She is the lieutenant of Squad 13 and the first Soul Reaper to meet Ichigo.

Rukia is a modest and usually quite serious person. However she gets quite enthusiastic when she is around something that has cute bunnies on it or when she's given the chance to show off her... art. She also gets quite angry whenever someone criticizes her drawing abilities. One of the highlights of the Reigai arc is when we get to see Rukia's art after not seeing it for such long time in the previous arcs. Rukia is also very short, coming in at just over 4'8, which serves as the origin for a lot of the jokes based around her. Some of my personal favorites are when Ichigo picks her up by her belt to throw her at Renji when they go to rescue her from the Sokyoku and when she gets separated from the rest of the group in Hueco Mundo leaving Ichigo to hypothesize that that wind blew her further away due to her small and light frame. Of course Renji immediately agreed with him.

As one of the main characters of Bleach Rukia is often in the middle of any battles that are going on. She kills the 9th Espada during a pretty emotional fight due to the enemy taunting her with the face of a dead friend as well as several other lesser Arrancars throughout the series. While her shikai isn't that much different looking than her regular Zanpakuto it possesses tremendous power and Rukia wields it with elegance. She is also another character that uses a lot of Kido attacks to augment her fighting abilities.

Rukia is Ichigo's rock in Bleach. Other characters are always there for him of course, but when it's tough love he needs or someone to confide in it's Rukia who fills that role. Just a few examples are when Ichigo revealed to her how his mother had died and how he blamed himself for it, or when he was wracked by doubts as the Hollow within became harder to control and Rukia was the one to strengthen his resolve to overcome his other self.

Rukia is one of the most common answers for best girl in Bleach. The main reason she ends up at number three is that the other two girls vastly out match her in terms of hotness.
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:10 am

Number 2 Orihime Inoue

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At number 2 is the always delightful Orihime. She is one of Ichigo's friends from school.

Orihime is in many ways the complete opposite of Rukia. Physical appearance is the most obvious, but Orihime is also extremely cheerful and bubbly, often seeming naive about the world and also having a very over active imagination. Orihime is definitely someone who would try to build a better mouse trap as she is constantly coming up with new sports to play with Tatsuki like base-cer or combining foods that really shouldn't go together for her meals. Despite her at times clueless nature Orihime is quite perceptive when it comes to her friends' emotional and mental state. Orihime's extremely cheerful personality becomes even more impressive once all of the hardship she's endured is known. From the abuse she received from her parents as a child, to the tragic loss of her brother when she was in middle school Orihime has overcome a lot of pain and is still able to smile.

Orihime also has some of the most unique abilities in Bleach. Sure, everyone has their own unique attacks and whatnot but it all basically follows the same basic style of use your shikai, throw in a few Haru 31: shakkaho's maybe use a bankai and call it good. Orihime's powers are almost exclusively for defense and heals. She has a little attack power but usually her kind nature keeps her from using it.

Orihime also gets the automatic "In love with the main character" likability boost. Since Ichigo tends to try to solve his problems without anyone's help we often see Orihime struggle with wanting to be there for him but also letting Ichigo work things out on his own. Her concern for him causes Orihime to take risks like surrendering herself to the Arrancars so that they won't kill Ichigo. It also leads to some of my favorite emotional scenes like when Ichigo is starting to lose ground in his fight with Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez and Orihime calls out to him "Don't die Ichigo! You don't have to win. And you don't have to fight. Just please don't get hurt, I couldn't bear it..." Talk about a tear jerker.

Orihime's biggest con goes back to her refusal to attack others. It often just leaves her off to the side with nothing to do but watch the others fight and maybe step in with a shield every now and then. Ichigo's friends all at times have a moment or two when they realize their powers don't cut it in fights anymore and that they have to get better and as a result Orihime almost gets left behind in a sense.
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:11 am

Number 1 Rangiku Matsumoto

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Was there ever any doubt? Of course the goddess in Soul Reaper form is our number 1 best girl. Rangiku Matsumoto is the lieutenant of Squad 10 and serves under Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya.

Let's just get the obvious out of the way. Rangiku is not only the hottest girl in Bleach, she's one of the hottest girls in all of anime. And boy does she know it, often teasing the male characters with her looks or using them to try to get her way. Rangiku is a fun loving slacker who likes to drink and hates paperwork. As a result she is often in conflict with her much more serious captain. Despite this she shows an incredible amount of loyalty and respect to the much younger Toshiro. She comes off as self centered but is actually pretty empathetic. A prime example is when she comforts Orihime when Orihime reveals how depressed she is about her role in Ichigo's life.

Rangiku also takes part in her fair share of fights. She handily beats her fellow lieutenant Izuru Kira when he is aiding the traitor Gin Ichimaru, beating some random Arrancar once she was allowed to release gentai kaijo and use her full power in the Human world, and taking on Tier Harribel's three Fraccion during the Fake Karakura Town battle. Out of all the captains and lieutenants in Bleach, who would have picked Rangiku to be the one to fight three opponents? Granted the three of them were a bit too much for her but once Momo Hinamori showed up the two of them were more than a match for the three Arrancars before the Fraccion used their trump card Quimera Parca.

As for negatives? Not enough screen time obviously. ::mischief::

But in all seriousness NONE! She is perfect in every single way and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool!
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Whiskeyjack19 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:15 am

That concludes my Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings. I hope all of you enjoyed it at least a bit and that even if you disagree with me I was able to make enough of an argument to make you go "Alright, fair enough". Thank you to everyone who bothered to read my nonsense all the way through and if for some reason you'd like me to do something similar to this with a different show feel free to make some suggestions.
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby fragoff » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:41 pm

Nice list. Now go finish the manga and give us an actualized top 10 :p
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Re: Bleach Best Girl Power Rankings

Postby Companion Kyuubey » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Nice rankings Whiskey! I never commented, but I did read through these as you posted them. I enjoyed it :3

My top 3 would probably be Soi Fon, Yoruichi, and Kūkaku Shiba
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