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Ukitake

Ukitake a former Member of Shadowblood

Demons, Dark Sorcery, and the powers of Hell have you really become that corrupt...Terrantos

Jushiro Ukitake was temporaily the ex-Captain of Squad 13 of the 13 Court Guard Squads and Rukia Kuchiki was his Lieutenant. He betrayed the Soul Society along with the other Captains and LTS and some Seated Officers. but much later after realizing his mistake he betrayed Dark Emperor Terrantos alongside Anderson, Nuova Shenron, Aokiji, and Kyoraku to join the heroes to help them stop the Dark Emperor and afterwards resumed his position as the Squad 13 Captain


AppearanceEdit

Ukitake is a tall man with a somewhat emaciated appearance, caused by an illness which occasionally causes him to cough up blood. Because of his illness, he often spends his time recuperating at Ugendō, his family's estate. During one of his attacks when he was much younger, his hair turned white over a three-day period. This is why his eyebrows are black, the color his hair used to be. 210 years ago he wore his hair in a long ponytail. Currently his hair is worn long, almost reaching his waist. He wears it parted on the left side with one long piece that tends to fall over his right eye. He has green eyes. Ukitake wears the common Soul Reaper uniform with a long sleeved captain's haori, and a crimson lining. He wears a narrow white obi, in which he secures his Zanpakutō.


PersonalityEdit

Ukitake is well-respected and highly honorable, and always treats those around him with respect, even those who are weaker or not as highly ranked as he is. As a result, he can be easily approached by other members of Soul Society who seek favors or advice from the captain. Due to his high moral code, Ukitake will never let any harm come to either his underlings or those who attempt to protect them. He refuses to give up when he believes something is wrong and will break a rule to do what is right. He is also quite perceptive, as seen when he analyzes the various disturbances caused in Soul Society, and has the ability to correctly judge people's character, as noted by Yamamoto, and knows when they are lonely. He observes that, before meeting Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends, Rukia often had trouble opening up about certain things and was very lonely, but sees a difference in her when she spends time training with Orihime. Due to his long-standing position with the 13 Court Guard Squads, Ukitake is one of the most proficient combatants in Soul Society and always maintains a level of honor and integrity when engaging in battle, much like his best friend Shunsui. He refuses to fight in the presence of a child or even with a child, even if that child is a Arrancar. He always maintains a semblance of respect for his opponent and is polite in combat situations. He also has a high measure of mercy, never taking the chance to kill Lilynette, but rather actually try to teach her how to be a better fighter, even though she was an enemy.


HistoryEdit

Ukitake in academy

Jushiro Ukitake in the academy

Jushiro is the eldest son from the low-class aristocratic Ukitake family. He has five brothers and two sisters, whom he essentially supports by himself. He, along with Shunsui Kyoraku, was one of the first graduates of Captain Yamamoto's Soul Reaper Academy and they were the first graduates to become captains. Furthermore, he was personally trained by Yamamoto. He and Kyoraku are the oldest captains amongst the 13 Court Guard Squads, with the exception of Retsu Unohana and Yamamoto himself. It is stated that the four of them have been Captains of the 13 Court Guard Squads for at least 100 years as of 110 years ago before the current time.

Young Ukitake

Jushiro Ukitake as a Captain 110 years ago

Approximately 110 years ago, Ukitake was first seen arriving at the Squad 1 Headquarters with Captain Shunsui Kyoraku and Lieutenant Lisa Yadomaru of the Squad 8. He first asked about the whereabouts of the Squad 12 captain. As Shunsui and Captains Love Aikawa and Shinji Hirako started a conversation about the status of the 13 Court Guard Squads, he reminded Shunsui not to forget Captain Unohana as one of the captains from 100 years ago.

He was again seen waiting for the promotion ceremony to begin at Squad 1 Headquarters along with the rest of the assembled captains. He witnessed the arrival of the newly-appointed captain of Squad 12, Kisuke Urahara.

Ukitake Pressures Kaien

Ukitake pressures a reluctant Kaien to be his lieutenant

The following day, he tried to persuade a then-reluctant Kaien Shiba into becoming his lieutenant. The two conversed about the current happenings in Soul Society, including a young Gin Ichimaru, who happened to be a child prodigy surpassing the previous record set by Kaien himself. Kaien shrugged off any attempt Ukitake makes at him being any type of prodigy. While visiting the Shiba residence, Ukitake was shown to be quite popular with the servants, with Kaien noting that Ukitake was still very charming and that he had a smile that made his servants blush. Ukitake dismisses the compliment as he tries to remain humble about his notable quality.

9 years later, Ukitake was present at a emergency meeting called by Head Captain Yamamoto, where he decided to create a investigation team to locate the missing Squad 9 members. When he gave out orders, Yamamoto ordered him to guard the Seireitei. Ukitake was seemingly stunned by Kyoraku sending Lisa to investigate the disappearance of the Squad 9 captain and lieutenant. Ukitake, due to his illness, was rarely able to fulfill his role as captain on a regular basis, instead having Kaien fill the role under his guidance.

Ukitake attacks Possessed Kaien

Jushiro Ukitake attacking a Hollow possessed Kaien Shiba

Sometime later, when a then-unknown Hollow killed a squad being lead by Kaien's wife, Miyako Shiba, Kaien became enraged and wanted revenge. Despite this, Ukitake tried to reason with him that nothing was known of this new Hollow. Kaien did not relent, so Ukitake gave him the only information they did have, the lair of the creature. The following night, Ukitake, Kaien, and Rukia Kuchiki traveled to the Hollow's lair, and when they arrived, Kaien asked for permission to fight the creature alone, which Ukitake allowed. Kaien fought the creature evenly until it used its unique technique and destroyed his Zanpakutō. However Kaien continued to fight the creature with his bare hands. Eventually, the battle started to turn against Kaien, causing Rukia to try and assist him. Ukitake stopped Rukia from assisting, explaining that Kaien was fighting for his honor. The Hollow's abilities allowed it to possess Kaien and Ukitake began to fight it, but his illness got in the way and allowed the Hollow to attack Rukia. But at that moment, to both Ukitake and Rukia's horror, Kaien took control and impaled himself upon Rukia's sword, thanking the captain for understanding the value of his honor and that of his wife's.

The Squad 13 has never been the same following Kaien's death, being without its well-loved lieutenant and Ukitake having to rely on Kiyone Kotetsu and Sentarō Kotsubaki, which usually ends in a comical disaster.

PlotEdit

Soul Society ArcEdit

Ukitake stops Byakuya

Ukitake stops Byakuya from killing Ganju and Hanataro

He is first seen in person when he is told of Aizen's apparent death by one of the messengers of Soul Society, being rather shocked when told. He later appears visiting the Shrine of Pertinence, where he stops Byakuya Kuchiki from killing Ganju Shiba and questions his actions, only to be told that special wartime orders have been issued. He later prevents Ganju and Hanataro Yamada from getting killed for their crimes by having them locked up. After hearing of the execution date being moved up, Ukitake tries to convince Byakuya to do something, but the noble seemed uncaring that his sister is dying sooner rather than later, and in the stress of the situation Ukitake shortly succumbs to his illness. Ukitake decides to help save Rukia and tries to request a hearing with Central 46 (off screen) but upon being turned down, sets out to help using other means.

Ukitake and Kyoraku vs Yamamoto

Ukitake and Shunsui Kyoraku about to engage in battle with Shigekuni Genryusai Yamamoto

His new plan sets around unsealing the Shihoin Shield, an artifact belonging to the Shihoin clan that is in his possession for unexplained reasons. Using this device, he arrives at the execution site, almost too late and along with Shunsui Kyoraku they destroy the Sōkyoku. The two are then faced by Yamamoto, until Kyoraku grabs him and both of them run away, together with Kyoraku's lieutenant Nanao Ise. They are however caught up by Yamamoto who, after almost choking Nanao with his spiritual pressure, releases his Zanpakutō. Ukitake notes on on how long it has been since he last saw that battle stance and on the urges from Yamamoto both of them releases their Zanpakutō in order to fight on equal ground with their former teacher, resulting in a large explosion as they clash.

Ukitake looks up at Aizen

Ukitake questions Aizen

The battle is however short lived and is suddenly stopped when the Squad 4 lieutenant Isane Kotetsu reveals to all of Soul Society that Sosuke Aizen is a traitor, something Ukitake appears quite shocked to hear. When Aizen is captured, he seems genuinely put out that the former Captain has become 'this corrupt' and voices his opinion on the matter while Aizen is escaping with Gin Ichimaru and Kaname Tosen. Aizen only responds by saying that Ukitake is arrogant, revealing his plan to sit on the throne of heaven.

As thanks for helping save Rukia, Ukitake later gives Ichigo Kurosaki a badge that permits him to legally hunt Hollows in his home town and allows him to transform into his Soul Reaper state, officially making him a Substitute Soul Reaper.

Bount ArcEdit

Ukitake searching with Kiyone & Sentaro

Ukitake and his squad locates a Jōkaishō

During the Bount Invasion, Ukitake, Shunsui Kyoraku and Toshiro Hitsugaya look for information on the Bounts while in the laboratory. He also helps announce the news to the other high ranking officers about the missing information who probably would not have come in if they knew it was Mayuri Kurotsuchi who had ordered the meeting.

He seems about to act when Rukia comes under attack in her weakened stated however, Byakuya acts swiftly enough to save her. While Ichigo is battling Jin Kariya, Ukitake alongside his 3rd seat officers, Kiyone Kotetsu and Sentarō Kotsubaki and the rest of his squad are assigned to assist in locating and destroying the remaining Jōkaishō with the help of Ran'Tao while the battle is watched by others.

Arrancar ArcEdit

Ukitake is present when Yamamoto calls him and all the captains for an emergency meeting. While speaking to Hitsugaya, Yamamoto explains that Ukitake had been investigating the Great Spirits Library when he discovered a document unrelated to the Hōgyoku that Aizen had accessed. This document had been about the Ōken - the key of the royal family.

Ukitake and Shuhei

Ukitake with Shuhei

He later observes Rukia and Orihime training at Squad 13's training ground. He is approached by Shuhei Hisagi, who gives Ukitake a copy of the Seireitei Communication and wonders at Ukitake approving of Orihime and Rukia's friendship given that Orihime is a human. Ukitake discusses Rukia's friendship with Orihime. Ukitake says that friendship is a great thing no matter what and further notes that Orihime and her friends aren't normal and may well become Soul Reapers once they come to Soul Society at the end of their life. Ukitake then asks Hisagi about his role leading Squad 9. Hisagi states that he did not know how much work a captain had to do as Kaname Tōsen was the kind of captain that never let his subordinates feel his burden. Ukitake invites Hisagi to join him for a bit but Hisagi declines. As Hisagi walks away Ukitake notes that too short a time has passed for hearts to heal.

Ukitake informs Hitsugaya and his team

Ukitake addresses Hitsugaya's task force

Ukitake later hears that Arrancar are attacking the Human World and tells Rukia to go to the Senkaimon to help out the other Soul Reapers in the Human World. Orihime attempts to go with her as well but Rukia states that without a hell butterfly she would just be sent to the waste dimension. However, Ukitake goes over to where they are and tells her that instructions were sent to secure the walls of the waste dimension and that she can pass through freely in a little while. He tells her that he understands that she's in a rush to get there but in times like these it's good to be patient. Rukia tells Orihime that she will go ahead and wait for her and leaves. When Orihime is brought to Hueco Mundo, Ukitake addresses Hitsugaya's advance squad letting them know that he was the last person to see her before she entered the Senkaimon. He informs them of how she's vanished and could be dead before he is interrupted by Ichigo and Yamamoto.

Hueco Mundo ArcEdit

Ukitake, along with Byakuya Kuchiki and Shigekuni Genryusai Yamamoto, is told that Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai have disappeared and that Squad 2 is looking for them all throughout Seireitei.

The New Captain Shusuke Amagai ArcEdit

Ukitake Welcomes Amagai

Ukitake welcomes Amagai

Ukitake is present at the Captain’s meeting when Yamamoto introduces Shusuke Amagai as the new Captain of Squad 3. Ukitake appears please with Amagai’s appointment, and personally welcomes the new Captain once the meeting is over, offering him any help and advice should he need it. When Amagai suggests that the Squads of the 13 Court Guard Squads need to learn to cooperate more with each other, Ukitake verbally sticks up for him at the Captain’s meeting, reminding all present that Aizen, Tosen and Gin were able to deal them such a blow because they exploited the very weaknesses that Amagai wanted to eradicate.

Ukitake, Kyoraku, and Amagai drinking

Jushiro Ukitake, Shunsui Kyoraku, and Shusuke Amagai getting acquainted and having drinks

After the meeting, Ukitake and Kyoraku take the newest Captain out for a drink. They commend Amagai for his idea and advise him not to get too upset over other Captains feeling uneasy about it. Ukitake is surprised by how easily Amagai gets drunk and is even more shocked when the drunken Captain flattens him with a hug to thank him for his support. After he passes out, Ukitake decides that he likes Amagai before helping Kyoraku bring Amagai back to his barracks. They are alerted to the presence of Menos Grande as they are in the middle of completing this task.

Yamamoto explains

Yamamoto explains his plan

When Ukitake returns to his own barracks, he informs Kiyone and Sentarō that he believes this supposed Menos Grande attack to be some sort of ruse, much to the surprise and awe of his bickering subordinates. Ukitake continues to wonder why anyone would do this and just who could be responsible for it as he couldn’t sense the presence of any Menos Grande and could only feel the Reiatsu of the hostile divisions currently roaming the Seireitei. It is then that Yamamoto appears and reveals himself to be the culprit. He explains that he wante to test the reactions of the 13 Court Guard Squads and just how Amagai would deal with the situation.

Squad 13

Ukitake enters the Bakkoto Workshop

Days later, when Yamamoto orders for the household of the Kasumiōji Clan to be infiltrated, Ukitake and Kyoraku take their divisions and enter the weapons facility of the Bakotto workshop, subjugating it with relative ease and firmness. Later, he and some of the other Captains discuss the current situation and the measures being taken, confirming that they had secured the workshop. It is then that he, Kyoraku and Yoruichi reveal to them all that Amagai was really the enemy and that the entire event was orchestrated by him. Shu Kannogi shows up then and explains that Amagai has gone after Yamamoto. Ukitake is present with the rest of the Captains when Amagai ends his own life.

Fake Karakura Town ArcEdit

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Ukitake appears with the 13 Court Guard Squads to Stop Aizen

He then appears during the Arrancar battle. He is shocked by Shigekuni Genryusai Yamamoto's initial, swift actions, wondering if such harshness was necessary. When the pillars are successfully defended, it appears he is ready to fight Lilinette Gingerbuck and Coyote Stark alongside Kyoraku. He appears surprised by Stark's request to "pretend to fight" and thought Kyoraku was going to comply due to his amusement and usual laid-back attitude. This shows that even he is shocked by Kyoraku despite them being friends for centuries. Ukitake then takes to meditating atop one of the buildings of the town, where he was questioned by Lilinette on why he isn't fighting as well. Ukitake tells her two on one wouldn't be fair, Lilinette tells him that it doesn't matter and Starrk is strong and Kyoraku is as good as dead. Ukitake, with a smile, assures her that Kyoraku is strong too and that her concern is appreciated, and he'll pray that his friend wins. Ukitake then tells her as she is just a child, she has no place in the battle, which enrages Lilynette to the point where she screams at him and says Arrancar don't have ages. Ukitake explains that he can't fight since she looks like a little girl to him. He further tells her if she tries to fight him, he will force her to leave, and that she should "go home and play with a ball."

Repel

Ukitake dispelling Lilynette's Cero with his bare hands

Ukitake defending

Ukitake defending against Lilinette

Lilinette feels Ukitake is patronizing her and proceeds to pull her Zanpakutō out of its resting place, which is one of the horns on her helmet-like mask. She then tells him she will fight him. Ukitake appears somewhat annoyed at this. Ukitake is then seen blocking Lilinette's attacks with his Zanpakutō while looking fairly unamused at her futile attempts. She then blasts him with a Cero, which has no effect on him. He then comments on how he has seen many Cero blasts in his time, and hers is immature at best and not even on par with a Menos. He then tells her to just go home, as he doesn't wish to fight her any longer. Ukitake is later shown continuing his battle with Lilinette. It is revealed that he was able to steal her Zanpakutō. He continually avoids her comical assaults, all the while chiding her for not putting her heart into her attacks.

When Stark finally calls back Lilinette, so as to release his true form, Kyoraku, sensing that the true battle is about to begin, throws his kimono to Ukitake and informing him that they were now "fighting for keeps". Ukitake then watches in shock as the Primera releases his true power and Shunsui Kyoraku releases his own Zanpakutō.

Ukitake saves Kyoraku

Ukitake intervenes in Kyoraku's battle against Stark

After watching the battle unfold between Kyoraku and Stark, Ukitake releases his Shikai and jumps in front of Kyoraku. He uses a huge energy blast to negate Stark's Cero Metralleta. Stark side steps the blast and wonders if it was a Cero.

Kyoraku begins to speak but Ukitake cuts him off explaining that he shouldn't complain because the Arrancar are double teaming him and his coming to his aid is only fair. Ukitake then comments that besides that Kyoraku doesn't seem to want to use his Bankai. Shunsui assures him that he will eventually. Ukitake however retorts that it would be best to not reveal his Bankai in front of everyone.

Ukitake continues by saying that in any case his powers are better suited for this sort of fight. Stark interrupts by asking Ukitake how did he fire a Cero. Ukitake plainly says "who knows, maybe he'll figure it out if he does it again." Determined to figure out Ukitake's power Stark fires again much to Lilinette's protest that it's most likely a trap. No sooner does he fire a large Cero, that moments later, comes right back at him, to which Stark dodges. He fires again and notices the same result. He uses Sonído to get closer to Ukitake and then explains what he has learned of his ability. Ukitake is surprised that he figured it out after only three attacks. Stark then expresses that he is glad that Ukitake's power isn't to reflect any and all attacks back at his opponent. Stark surmises that if Ukitake has to absorb the attack first, there has to be a limit to what can be absorbed. He then tells Ukitake that he doesn't think he'll be able to absorb the attack if he fires 1,000 shots at once.

Ukitake Impaled

Wonderweiss impales Ukitake

Ukitake defeated

Ukitake lying on the ground

Before Stark can fire, Kyoraku appears behind him and tries to cut of his head, but Stark dodges and fires a large Cero which Kyoraku also dodges. Then seemingly out of nowhere a Garganta begins to open, surprising the three combatants. Ukitake asks Kyoraku if it's someone new. Kyoraku responds by asking if Ukitake thinks it's someone who could back up the top three Espada, as he hopes it isn't. When the Garganta is fully open, Wonderweiss Margela walks through. Ukitake and Kyoraku both question who he is while Stark, just as surprised to see him being accompanied by a huge hollow., simply says his name. While Ukitake's attention is on Fura, Wonderweiss attacks him from behind, impaling him in the back and out through his chest with his hand. Seeing this, Kyoraku goes to attack the Arrancar, but is quickly shot at point blank range in the back by a Cero from Stark. They are both seen falling out of the sky to the city below.

Ukitake happy

Ukitake, happy and relieved

Later, after Aizen is captured, Ukitake recovers and is seen eavesdropping alongside Sentaro and Kiyone on Yamamoto scolding Kyoraku, Byakuya, and Kenpachi for losing their respective captain haori. Ukitake notes that 10 days have past since the battle, Yamamoto has lost his left arm but it looks like his stamina has returned, which is a relief as Soul Society still has yet to see a being capable of replacing the man.


Zanpakutō Unknown Tales ArcEdit

Kyoraku and Ukitake ponder over Byakuya's mood

The two friends ponder the odd mood Byakuya leaves in

Ukitake is first seen alongside Kyoraku's lieutenant Nanao Ise as a spectator alongside Squad 6 members watching a sparing match between Squad 6 captain Byakuya Kuchiki and his lieutenant Renji Abarai. He congratulates Renji on becoming more proficient in his Bankai's use. Byakuya's mood seems to change which leaves abruptly, causing him and Kyoraku to wonder what is wrong. Later that night he, along with all other higher ranked officers of the 13 Court Guard Squads are summoned to Sōkyoku Hill by order of Head Captain Yamamoto. Upon the arrival of Captain Hitsugaya who asks him what is happening he details that he really doesn't know and apparently no one else is sure either. There, they are witness the arrival of the Squad 1 lieutenant Chojiro Sasakibe who collapses, as everyone readies themselves for a possible attack, a mysterious man appears, who reveals that the Head Captain will be unavailable presently. Upon hearing this Ukitake witnesses captain Komamura move to attack releasing his Bankai against the mysterious man only for it to turn on him, much to everyone's surprise. Upon a release of reiatsu a large being appears before Komamura and fights with him and easily dispatches him as all in attendance look on in complete shock. They are then informed once they all try to release their Zanpakutō they are plainly told by the mysterious man that their Zanpakutō are no longer under their control and that now the Zanpakutō will rule over the Soul Reapers. He then sums the Zanpakutō spirits to him.

Ukitake sees senbonzakura and other spirits leave thier masters

The Zanpakutō leave their partners as Ukitake helplessly watches

Ukitake questions what the mysterious man means by stating that Zanpakutō will rule, to which the mysterious man details it's exactly as he has said. Kyoraku states the he is taking this whole thing seriously but is more concerned where Head Captain Yamamoto's whereabouts are. The mysterious man details that Yamamoto has been sealed away as his Zanpakutō Ryujin Jakka was unwilling to join forces with them. He then states that he had Minazuki, Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari seal him with their reiatsu. Ukitake is outraged that such a thing has taken place. Upon this realization a battle breaks out between the Soul Reapers and the Zanpakutō spirits. The following day Kyoraku, Unohana and Ukitake set up a communication base at Squad 4 barracks following the manifestation of the Zanpakutō and their subsequent attack on their Soul Reaper counterparts. They discuss the situation with Yoruichi who tells them she will return to the real world and inform Urahara of the situation.

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Ukitake, Kyoraku, Unohana, Nanao, Renji and Ichigo discuss Byakuya's "betrayal"

Ukitake returns to the temporary HQ, where Kyoraku explains that he still has not found out the whereabouts of Yamamoto. Ukitake then explains the ongoing plan of sending captain Soifon's forces as well as the other Squads out to track down and subdue the Zanpakutō. He and Kyoraku then discuss the turn of events surrounding Byakuya, who has disappeared. Unohana arrives and details that while severely injured Rukia is stable but still unconscious. She then explains to them that Squad 12 has asked for test subjects and she has just returned from assisting captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi. The two captains are quite surprised that she went to see him personally. They are shocked by what Unohana has learned from captain Kurotsuchi. As she confirms their worst fears, noting the Zanpakutō spirits are completely independent from their former masters and if they are not careful in how they deal with them they could end up destroying their Zanpakutō.

Sometime later they discuss the possibility that defeating the Zanpakutō spirits will destroy the Zanpakutō themselves. It is decided that they will have to quickly get used to combat without their release or else it could be costly for the 13 Court Guard Squads forces. Kyoraku, Unohana and Ukitake debrief Ichigo Kurosaki about his fight with Muramasa. Ichigo details that Muramasa doesn't use brainwashing to control the Zanpakutō spirits and that he is just amplifying the frustration the feel on the regular basis to turn them. He makes note that the only way to obtain them back is for the wielder to face their Zanpakutō spirit and force it to submit to them. Ukitake is happy that they have found a way to finally get their Zanpakutō back, but Kyoraku notes that its going to take a while for everyone to track down their own Zanpakutō and beat them in battle. As their opponents aren't just going to wait for them. They are then interrupted as Renji Abarai and Zabimaru arrive so they can be be asked if there is anything else they can use to further the situation. Zabimaru unfortunately doesn't remember anything about being controlled and can't help. He later appears alongside Kyoraku, Soifon and her Stealth Force as they arrive to surround Hozukimaru, but he uses his Bankai to get away. However, they manage to obtain Gegetsuburi.

The Soul Reapers discuss Byakuya's betrayal, and the discovery that if a Zanpakutō is killed by anyone other than its owner, it will be unusable. After the meeting Ukitake resolves to be the one to inform Rukia that her brother Byakuya has turned traitor.

Sogyo no Kotowari and Ukitake

Sogyo no Kotowari offer their fans to Ukitake so that he will play with them

Ukitake arrives after the battle in Squad 6 barracks along with Kyoraku. They apologize for being late. Ukitake stops the poisoned Rukia from getting up and asks her if she found out what her brother was up to. Ukitake decides to join Kyoraku, Kenpachi, Yachiru, Ichigo and Yoruichi on a search-and-rescue mission for Yamamoto. The party finds the cave by tracing Yamamoto's reiatsu. The party splits up; Ukitake accompanies Kyoraku to a distant corner of the cave, where they encounter the spirits of their Zanpakutō. Sogyo no Kotowari fall down on top of Ukitake and ask him to play a game; deciding on "Fetch the Fan," they produce two fans that begin to glow and spin, hurtling toward Ukitake like saw blades.

Ukitake grabs his Zanpakuto

Ukitake has had enough of Sogyo no Kotowari stalling for time

Despite desperately trying to reason with the twin spirits, their mischievous nature makes them refuse to listen. He is forced to constantly chase them through the caves, it is not until he threatens to stop playing with them if they don't hand over their fans that they stop. They trick him and try to blast him but Ukitake ducks out the way in time. They run off again and begin to play a game of hide-in-seek with Ukitake, much to his annoyance. They try to ambush him with an attack but he uses Hadō #31. Shakkahō to counter the attack. When the twins try to attack him from both sides he surprises them by catching them both, but they kick him in the face break free and run off. Ukitake finally realizes that the games that they are playing are just a delay tactic, allowing Muramasa to use Ichigo for something of importance.

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Ukitake, and fellow Soul Reapers witness the release of Ryujin Jakka

Upon sensing a huge explosion originating from Ichigo's power, Ukitake rushes to the location to find Yamamoto freed but greatly troubled. It is then revealed that Yamamoto was not imprisoned as Muramasa claimed, but rather Yamamoto produced the barrier to protect himself from Muramasa's plans to use Ryujin Jakka. When Muramasa says that he has no need for the other entities anymore, Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari attack him but end up having their physical forms destroyed by Ryujin Jakka. Muramasa makes his escape, while Yamamoto reveals to the others that Muramasa intends to destroy the 13 Court Guard Squads with it. Ichigo, Yoruichi, Ukitake, Kyoraku, and Yamamoto are surrounded by a wall of flames created by Ryujin Jakka. Yoruichi escapes underground through a fissure she opens using Shunkō, but Tobiume uses her fireball to cave it in behind Yoruichi, preventing the others from following. Ichigo attempts to escape by jumping over the wall of flames but is unsuccessful. Yamamoto reveals that Muramasa's plan is to destroy Karakura Town in order to free his owner, Koga Kuchiki, who has been sealed there. Ichigo makes a final attempt at jumping over the wall of flames and just before he is defeated and completely enveloped in fire, Hyorinmaru and Hitsugaya arrive to save him. Hitsugaya and Hyorinmaru both activate their Bankai and, together, get Ichigo out of the flames so that he can head to Karakura town to stop Muramasa while Yamamoto, Ukitake, Kyoraku, Hitsugaya and Hyorinmaru stay back to defeat Ryujin Jakka together.

Beast Swords ArcEdit

Ukitake advises Rukia

Ukitake advises Rukia on the Beast swords

Ukitake discusses the attacks by the Beast Swords with Kyoraku, Rukia, Sode no Shirayuki and Senbonzakura, while his restored Zanpakutō spirit, Sogyo no Kotowari, plays near the group. He commends Rukia and the spirit of her Zanpakutō for their hard work along with Kyōraku and advises her that she did the right thing in bringing the captured Beast Swords to Squad 12. The twins get rowdy and he tells them to quiet down, and they comply.

Later while discussing how to deal with the Beast Swords, Ukitake and Kyoraku are repeatedly beaten by Katen Kyokotsu in a card game, resulting in Ukitake and Kyoraku being forced to perform penalties for their respective Zanpakutō spirits. During this time, they happen to mention how it may be better for their spirits to reside in their sword form, which make the spirits very unhappy, with the twins assaulting Ukitake. While accepting it, they have Nanao go to Captain Kurotsuchi in the hope that he can find a way to restore the fallen Zanpakutō spirits

13 Court Guard Squads Invading Army ArcEdit

Ukitake and Kyoraku happy

Ukitake and Kyoraku watch Hitsugaya storm off, glad things are settling down again

Ukitake and Kyoraku meet Hitsugaya outside of Squad 1 Barracks and they discuss the mission that Nanao and Rangiku are currently completing in the World of the Living. When Hitsugaya gets annoyed and storms off after discovering Nanao's involvement in Rangiku's responsibilities, Ukitake states that it is a nice feeling to be able to worry about normal things once more and that it was a sign that things were finally beginning to settle down in the Soul Society. Later, whilst discussing the disappearance of Nanao and Rangiku, Ukitake suggests that they may might have been involved in an accident while in the Dangai, which Mayuri Kurosutchi disagrees with. When the lieutenants show up and insist only three hours have passed, Ukitake comes to the conclusion that time within the Dangai must be out of sync somehow. He is present at the meeting when the team is assembled to survey the Dangai World. He is with Yamamoto when Byakuya, Hitsugaya and Renji return with Ichigo's Substitute Soul Reaper Badge.

Ukitake meets Kyoraku

Ukitake secretly meets with Kyōraku over current events

Ukitake admits that the Badge was the one he had given to Ichigo but he still does not believe that Ichigo could be involved with the disappearances within the Dangai World. Kyoraku agrees with him. They are then informed that Ichigo has been broken out of confinement by Rukia. Along with at least Kyoraku, Yamamoto and Unohana, Ukitake is one of the Captains that have not been replaced by a Reigai. Ukitake and Kyoraku continue to be suspicious of the situation, and they meet up at a secret location. Their concerns centre around how everything seems "too perfect", with too many Captains agreeing that Ichigo should be arrested immediately. Ukitake still doesn't believe Ichigo is responsible but cannot figure out why all the evidence is pointing towards him. He and Kyoraku go the the Department of Research and Development in order to have another look at the records of passages through the Dangai World. Kyoraku makes up a lie at Ukitake's expense in order to see the restricted files. They discover that somebody has altered the records but before they can search any more, Soifon shows up with the Stealth Force to arrest Kyoraku on suspicion of being the culprit.

Ukitake confronts central 46

Ukitake questions Central 46's motives in imprisoning Kyoraku

Ukitake then appears before Central 46, in order to plead Kyoraku's innocence. They inform him that no captain can dispute their judgement, as he leaves the chamber. He comments upon their pig-headedness, as Unohana appears before him. She states that the mastermind behind this incident will not reveal himself easily, as Ukitake undergoes his own secret investigation into the matter, prompting Unohana to wish him luck in his task. Later, Ukitake appears before Kyoraku's cell, immobilizing the Soul Reaper guarding it.

Reigai Ukitake and Kyoraku above a defeated Ukitake

Ukitake is Cut Down by Reigai Kyoraku, as the Reigai Ukitake prevents him from killing him

Ukitake states that they are to attend a summons by the Head Captain, in order to determine the cause of the incident. Kyoraku comments upon the uncomfortable nature of his cell, prompting Ukitake to berate him for not realizing the seriousness of the events. As Kyoraku resolves himself, Ukitake hands him his katana, as they proceed to head to Squad 1 barracks. However, Ukitake is dealt a critical wound to the chest by Kyoraku, who reveals that he was a Reigai. He comments that it was too easy to defeat him, as Ukitake slumped to the ground, incapacitated. As he prepares to deal the final blow, however, the Reigai counterpart of Ukitake intervenes, telling him that they have more pressing matters to deal with at the moment.

Kyoraku and Ukitake surrounded by Reigai Lieutenants & 2 Seated officers

Ukitake and Kyoraku face off against the enhanced Reigai

Jushiro Ukitake later appears alongside Shunsui Kyoraku at Kageroza Inaba's lair, proceeding to surround the 7th Seat with the other Soul Reapers. He proceeds to charge at Kageroza, but stops when the Reigai jump down and protect Kageroza. The Soul Reapers then face off against the Reigai, with Ukitake fighting against Reigai Unohana with Kyoraku. However, Reigai Isane intervenes, utilising Hadō #58 Tenran against him. Ukitake demands to know how Kageroza managed to purloin the Mod Soul information from the Dangai, to which Kageroza reveals he was responsible for the development of the Mod Souls. Ukitake states that his research was too dangerous to be continued, and the Project Spearhead was terminated by Central 46. However, Ukitake states that the true reason his research project was terminated was because they saw the technology as a threat to the peace.

Kageroza states that he could not forgive those who disallowed his research, prompting Ukitake to ask whether this is why he wants to resurrect Project Spearhead. He confirms this, promptly breaking the Limiter Bracelets upon the Reigai's forearms, as several more Reigai surround Ukitake and Kyoraku. Ukitake tells Kyoraku to prepare for battle, as the reigai charge at him. He dodges a blow from Reigai Shuhei. Eventually, Ukitake and the other captains are forced to retreat. Later, they return in time to help Ichigo and Urahara against their Reigai pursuers. Ukitake quickly teams up with Kyoraku to battle Reigai Komamura.

Soon, the Reigai begin increasing in numbers and devastation, acting whomever they can. As Ukitake and Kyoraku find themselves pressured by Reigai Ikkaku and Reigai Shuhei, the lieutenant Soul Reapers return and aid their respective captains. Despite this assistance, the Reigai still pressure the Soul Reapers. Byakuya Kuchiki then realizes the truth behind the Reigai's battle style: they value self-preservation the most and won't attack first in fear of being outnumbered.

Later, the resurrected Oko Yushima begins his endgame, using his Renzan Hajokuri technique to begin destroying the Soul Society. Before the Soul Reapers can act, the Reigai step forward, saying that they will stop their fellow Mod Soul's chaotic plan as their goal has always been to protect the Soul Society in their own way. Reigai then destroy the technique at the cost of their own lives. Later, with war won, Ichigo and the others prepare to return home. Before they leave, Ukitake returns Ichigo's Subsitute Soul Reaper badge. He also offers Kon a smaller one in gratitude for his efforts, but he proudly turns it down, preferring the charm he got back from the late Nozomi Kujo.


Beyond Light and DarknessEdit

HistoryEdit

Corruption ArcEdit

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Ukitake Battle Data

Ukitake's Battle Data, clockwise. Top: Offense (90), Top Right: Defense (90), Bottom Right: Mobility (70), Bottom: Kidō/Reiatsu (100), Bottom Left: Intelligence (100), Top Left: Physical Strength (40). Total: 490/600

Master Swordsmanship Specialist: While in battle his power is said to be stronger than any other. His power is unrivaled by anyone who came before him or anyone since. While hating the concept of having to engage in a fight, Ukitake is presumably one of the most proficient swordsmen in all of the Soul Society, as demonstrated from his ability to hold his own against Yamamoto. The unique shape of his sword's shikai and it's corresponding abilities make his form of fighting unconventional amongst the Soul Reaper forces, but shows the skill of his abilities in this art.

Kidō Master: As a captain, Ukitake is shown to have above-average knowledge of Kidō, as displayed when he assists in the resealing of the Jōkaishō. He also aids in the opening of the Senkaimon. He is able to perform fairly high-level spells without incantation, and he can easily use Kidō in battle, such as when he used Seki against Lilinette Gingerbeck.

Shunpo Master: He is masterful in the art of Flash Steps as a captain. He is able to gain sufficient ground when trying to put distance between himself and Head Captain Yamamoto when being chased through Soul Society.

Immense Spiritual Power: As one of the strongest and oldest Captains in the 13 Court Guard Squads, it is safe to assume that Ukitake has tremendous spiritual power. He is not overwhelmed by the spiritual pressure of Captain-Commander Yamamoto as most people would be in the situation.

Enhanced Durability: Ukitake has shown himself able to hold his ground in battle. He was able to remain relatively unscathed despite taking devastating attacks from Head Captain Yamamoto, whose Zanpakutō is the most devastating in all of Soul Society in terms of destructive power. He has also shown to effortlessly block Lilinette's Cero with his bare hand, even though he himself admits it was not even of Gillian-level power.


ZanpakutōEdit

Sogyo no Kotowari: Ukitake's Zanpakutō resembles an average katana with a rectangular bronze cross guard and dark red handle.

  • Shikai:
    Sogyo no Kotowari

    Ukitake using his Shikai

    Its Shikai Command is Waves, Become my Shield, Lightning, Become my Blade. Once he completes the incantation, he grasps the single blade with two hands. The blade then transforms slowly and begins to form two blades, as the blades peel apart, a large red rope-like chain at the base of the hilt lengthens and silver metal square charms attached to the chain begin to fall until all five present themselves. The blade is now somewhat thinner than the normal Zanpakutō and the cross guard now extends up the blade for about 15 cm. Up 25 cm from where the cross guard is, there is a 45 degree cut on the inside of the blade where a second blade is jutting back down and parallel to the main blade. With the edge of the blade facing inward instead of outward, the blade looks very artistic and rather difficult to handle, only further proving just how skilled a swordsman Ukitake must be to have mastered such a uniquely designed weapon.
Shikai Special Ability:
Ukitake shikai's ability

Sogyo no Kotowari's Special Ability

Sogyo no Kotowari is able to absorb an opponent's energy attacks through the left sword and directs the attack through the connecting rope where the five charms on the rope strengthens and accelerates the attack faster than it was originally fired and reverses its original course firing the same attack from the right sword, making it much more difficult for the opponent to dodge. The entire process happens so fast that the attack looks as if it originally came from Sogyo no Kotowari.


HollowficationEdit

Hollow Mask: Ukitake's Hollow mask strongly resembles a reaper's mask, with devilish horns. When donning his Hollow mask, Ukitake's sclera turn completely black and his irises become gold.

  • Power Augmentation: While wearing the mask, Ukitake's Hollow powers supplement his Soul Reaper powers, giving him a vast increase in both strength and speed


Cero: Like all the corrupt Court Guard Squads Ukitake has Cero but his is Margenta in color and it has a wide range that is equal to Yammy's cero when in his release form. and its destructive power equals that of Soifon's and Dark Emperor's.


1st Resurrección:
Ukitake's 1st Form (Hollow Form)

Ukitake's 1st Resurreccion (Drawn by Dragonlordrynn)

Ukitake's Resurrección's release command is Reap and Die. Ukitake is engulfed by Darkness. Ukitake takes a form of some-type of mystical animal with a red cloth covered over him as a cape and his sleeves and on top of his head. He also has red braids coming down it. He also maintains his soul reaper hakama in the leg area. His feet have hooves now and his head is some feral creature with 2 sets of horns. 2 going down which have sharp points and lines on them. and 2 very pointy horns on top of his head. Some of his white hair is visible as some of it is over his face and he has several teeth and a blue tongue now. His eyes are also completly black. and on his left arm he has a hourglass wrapped on it with a string. He also has a long tail with a fluffy like end a demonic looking thing before the blade comes out of it. He also has still humanoid like arms and hands. He also gains a Death Scythe making him more demonic. SOme of his ribs can be seen (not really) or rather he is not as muscular looking in the torso area and his hollow hole is located on his chest.


2nd Resurrección:
Ukitake resurreccion

Ukitake's 2nd Resurreccion (Drawn by Arrancarfighter)

Ukitake's Release command of his 2nd Resurrección is Shock down and Drown your Enemies. Ukitake is zapped and engulfed by thunder and water. Ukitake's human felsh vanishes and is replaced by blue skin mostly and a pointy spine is somewhat visible and 2 thumps are also seen and he has a long tail and his feet are similar to a raptor's. He has Six white arms, 3 on each side of him, which are human looking. His hollow hole is in his chest. His mask takes the form of a Skeletal Ram like creature, with ram like horns. and his eyes are red and the back of his iris is black.



3rd Resurrección:
Ukitake 2nd resurreccion

Ukitake's 3rd Resurreccion (Drawn by Arrancarfighter)

Ukitake's 3rd Resurrección's release command is I stand above all Honor. Ukitake is than engulfed by Flames and Shadows. Ukitake's former form's very animal like structure changes into more humanoid. He is now wearing a blue kimono while wearing an armor chest plate near the top. He also has four bone like structures standing up on his shoulders. and his arms are also skeletal or stone like. His hands also are completly black and he only has 3 fingers and his fingernails are now Silver. His legs are not visible but covered up by his blue kimono. His feet are completly grey and his toenails are now gold with a gold horn on a side of his foot. Also another stone or possibly bone structure is near his feet but behind him like a U-Shaped which is possibly connected to his back. Also the Sogyo no Kotowari charms are on his arms and the U-Shaped bone-stone structure. His mask is quite different from his previous masks, it takes a form of some silver-demonic like mask with 2 horns sticking up and a black line spaces it like 2 separate masks in a way. His very skin of his head is completly black and his eyes, mouth, ears, hair, and etc are not visible.

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