Candice Catnipp
580Candice profile
Race Quincy
Gender Female
Professional Status
Affiliation Wandenreich
Epithet "T"[1]- "The Thunderbolt"[2]
Team Sternritter
Base of Operations Silbern
Primary Skills
Spirit Weapon Heilig Bogen
Signature Skill Lightning Bolt Projection
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 544

Candice Catnipp (キャンディス・キャットニップ, Kyandisu Kyattonippu) is a Quincy and a member of the Wandenreich's Sternritter with the designation "T" - The Thunderbolt.[1][2]


Candice is a tall and well-endowed young woman, with long, light-green hair. She has blue eyes, prominent eyelashes and thin, lightning bolt shaped eyebrows.[3][4] Her attire is a heavily modified and revealing variation of the regular Sternritter's white uniform, consisting of the typical double-breasted jacket, which she keeps tied up to reveal her midriff and unbuttoned, as well as removing the fabric on the sides,[5] to display her cleavage, and a pair of short-shorts which are held up by a black belt with a green[4] heart buckle attached to the side. She also wears a white cap on her head with gold[4] trimmings, which features a black peak and the Wandenreich insignia emblazoned on its front, and a pair of ankle-height shoes.[6]


Candice has a very short temper, getting mad at Giselle for stating she likes to have "fun" with her subordinates and asking her if she wants to fight.[7] She cannot stand having her appearance ruined in battle.[8]


The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

544Candice is interrupted

Candice is interrupted by Bambietta blasting a hole in the wall.

After Bambietta Basterbine kills a Wandenreich soldier, Candice, Liltotto, Meninas, and Giselle enter her room, with Candice saying they should do something about Bambietta killing attractive men when she is annoyed. When Giselle states Candice likes to have "fun" with her subordinates, Candice says she never said this and asks Giselle if she wants to fight before being interrupted by Bambietta blasting a hole in the wall. When Bambietta asks them to remain quiet because she is worried about something, Candice asks her what she is worried about, prompting Bambietta to state she is worried about the future of the Wandenreich.[9]

555Candice's Vollstandig appears

Candice notices her Quincy: Vollständig wings popped out.

Later, after the Wandenreich invades the Seireitei once more, Candice expresses surprise when the wings of her Quincy: Vollständig emerge by themselves. When Giselle states she will not activate her Vollständig because it tires her, Candice angrily says she didn't want to use hers either.[10] After Bambietta is defeated by Captain Sajin Komamura, Candice and the other three members of her group approach the defeated Bambietta.[11] She and the others later confront 11th Division Captain Kenpachi Zaraki after he defeats Gremmy Thoumeaux. Blasting the low-ranking Shinigami in the vicinity, she notes how convenient it was to have them all gathered in one place.[12]

580Kenpachi attacks

Kenpachi attacks Candice.

As Candice prepares to attack the Shinigami again, Kenpachi attacks her, but Candice dodges before electrocuting him. After blasting Kenpachi with more lightning, Candice discusses how they should kill him with Liltotto, Meninas, and Giselle before being startled by an explosion in the air above them.[13] As Candice and the others feel the Reiatsu of the individual falling from the sky, they turn around and look above, with Candice wondering who is coming down. She and the others watch as the individual smashes through a tower, leaving Candice and the others dumbstruck, but then are surprised when Ichigo Kurosaki appears behind them, leaving Candice and the others even more surprised.[14]

582Candice attacks

Candice attacks Ichigo.

Candice attacks Ichigo while the latter is talking to Kenpachi, but Ichigo merely throws her into a building before doing the same to Liltotto, Meninas, and Giselle. While her comrades discuss Ichigo's position as a Special War Power, an enraged Candice proclaims she will never forgive Ichigo for ruining her appearance and summons her bow before using Galvano Blast, which hits Ichigo with 5 gigajoules of electricity. However, Ichigo withstands the attack and notes he will not have as much trouble fighting the girls as he thought he would before preparing to engage in combat with them.[15]

583Ichigo vs. Candice

Candice clashes with Ichigo.

When the girls' Heilig Pfeil fail to harm Ichigo, sending them all crashing into Candice with a powerful explosion, an enraged Candice claims the others did this on purpose and promises to kill all of them. Candice activates her Quincy: Vollständig, which surprises the others, and notes that Yhwach will grant all of her wishes if she kills Ichigo. Rushing toward Ichigo, Candice forms two lightning bolt-shaped blades and clashes with him, prompting Ichigo to note they are perfectly matched with two swords each. However, Candice reveals she actually has six swords and knocks Ichigo back before throwing her Galvano Javelin at him. When Ichigo counters with a Getsuga Tenshō, Candice charges up with electricity and unleashes Electrocution, prompting Ichigo to fire a Getsuga Jūjishō.[16]

584Candice loses

Candice loses an arm.

Seeing the oncoming blast, Candice attempts to counter it with a physical attack.[17] She succeeds in doing so, but loses an arm in the process. After having Giselle regenerate her arm with The Zombie, Candice prepares to attack once more, only to be pierced by Burner Finger 1 from Bazz-B. After PePe Waccabrada, NaNaNa Najahkoop, and Robert Accutrone show up, Candice gets to her feet and prepares to fight Ichigo 8-on-1.[18] Soon afterward, Candice watches as several more Shinigami confront the Sternritter.[19] After the other Sternritter activate their Quincy: Vollständig, Candice rushes toward the Shinigami alongside them.[20] 6th Division Captain Byakuya Kuchiki soon defeats her.[21]

Powers & Abilities

580The Thunderbolt

Candice uses The Thunderbolt.

The Thunderbolt (雷霆 (ザ・サンダーボルト), Za Sandāboruto; Japanese for "Thunder"): Candice can create, control, and project lightning bolts. She commonly generates the lightning in her hands and points in the direction she wants to project it. She can also conjure lightning bolts of significant power from the sky to attack targets in groups, causing considerable damage to an area. The lightning is strong enough to kill multiple unseated Shinigami and effectively incapacitate an injured Kenpachi Zaraki.[22][23]

  • Lightning Jump: Candice can dodge attacks by shifting her body into lightning and moving a short distance to get around the attack and opponent.[24]

Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, she primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere, and combines it with her own spiritual energy to form weapons.[25] She has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi such as in Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.[26]

  • Hirenkyaku (飛廉脚, Flying Screen Step; Viz: "Flying Bamboo-Blind Leg") is an advanced Quincy movement technique, allowing the user to move at high speed by riding on the flow of Reishi created below their feet.[27]

Great Spiritual Power: Candice's spiritual power is on a level comparable to that of a captain-level Shinigami.[28]

Enhanced Durability: Candice possesses considerable durability, withstanding Ichigo Kurosaki throwing her into a building with only minor injuries.[29]

Enhanced Endurance: Candice is considerably resilient to damage, quickly getting to her feet after being pierced by Bazz-B's Burner Finger 1.[30]

Spirit Weapon

582Candice's Spirit Weapon

Candice's bow.

Heilig Bogen (神聖弓 (ハイリッヒ・ボーグン), Hairihhi Bōgun; German for "Holy Bow", Japanese for "Sacred Bow"): Candice uses a bow as her primary weapon. She keeps the short bow in a collapsed state within a heart container on the side of her belt; when Candice clicks the heart, the bow pops out above her. There is a heart centered at the middle of the bow with the two arms branching out of it. The arms of the bow are shaped like lightning bolts. Candice grabs hold of the heart portion with one hand and pulls back on a Reishi string with her other hand to fire like a normal bow.[31]

  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): Candice can fire powerful, electricity-imbued Heilig Pfeil from her bow.[32] These Heilig Pfeil have tips with jagged, lightning bolt-shaped edges.[33]
  • Galvano Blast (ガルヴァノ ブラスト, Garuvano Burasuto): Candice fires a powerful, 5 gigajoule blast of electricity at her opponent. She claims this attack possesses enough power to turn a target to dust.[34]

Quincy: Vollständig

583Candice's Vollstandig

Candice's Quincy: Vollständig.

Upon release, which is accompanied by an explosion of electricity in all directions, Candice gains six lightning bolt-edged wings behind her shoulders, a Heiligenschein of electricity shaped like a star-like Quincy Zeichen floating above her head, and a thread of electricity crackling around her body.[35]

  • Flight: Using her wings, Candice can fly at high speeds.[36]
  • Lightning Swords: Candice can pull off her individual wings and use them as swords for close-range combat. She can wield one in either hand, and their strikes possess enough power to send a formidable opponent like Ichigo flying backward for several meters.[37]
  • Galvano Javelin (ガルヴァノ ジャベリン, Garuvano Jaberin): Candice can throw one of her swords as a javelin for long-range combat. This attack possesses enough power to cancel out a Getsuga Tenshō from Ichigo.[38]
  • Electrocution (電滅刑 (エレクトロキューション), Erekutorokyūshon; Japanese for "Electrical Destruction Punishment"): Candice points upward with her arm, causing a huge column of electricity to surge around her. She concentrates this electricity around her arm, with some of it radiating from her eyes as well, before throwing it at her opponent in the form of a massive blast of electricity.[39]


  • Some of her fellow Sternritter address her as Candi (キャンディ, Kyandi).[1][40]
  • Candice's eyes were originally colored green in the color page of chapter 581,[3] but they were subsequently changed to blue in the color spread in chapter 640.[4]


  • "All I know is that this guy just covered me in dirt...and that he's not getting away with it! How the hell many hours earlier than everyone else d'you think I have to get up every day to make sure my hair is perfect, eh?!"[41]

Battles & Events

Quincy Blood War


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s)
Rise of Uryū Ishida Chapter 544 None


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Kenpachi Zaraki vs. Gremmy Thoumeaux Chapter 579, 580 None Interrupted
Candice vs. Ichigo Kurosaki Chapter 581, 582, 583, 584 None Interrupted
The Gotei 13 vs. The Sternritter Chapter 584, 586, 594 None Incapacitated


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 544, page 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 581, page 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Bleach manga; Chapter 640, page 2
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 579, page 17
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, page 8
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, page 10
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, page 8
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 544, pages 7-11
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 555, page 15
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 558, page 16
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 579, pages 16-17
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, pages 2-4, 10, & 16-17
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 581, pages 13-15
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, pages 2-15
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, pages 1-17
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 584, pages 1-2
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 584, pages 7-15
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 585, pages 15-17
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 586, pages 6-7
  21. Bleach manga; Chapter 594, page 8
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 580 page 1
  23. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 10
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, pages 3-4
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 49, page 3
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 547, page 11
  27. Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 258
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 5
  29. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, pages 4-5
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 584, page 14
  31. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, page 9
  32. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, page 11
  33. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, page 1
  34. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, pages 10-11
  35. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, pages 4-5
  36. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, page 7
  37. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, pages 8-9
  38. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, pages 9-11
  39. Bleach manga; Chapter 583, pages 12-14
  40. Bleach manga; Chapter 554, page 7
  41. Bleach manga; Chapter 582, pages 7-8


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  • Sternritter Spiritual Power Listing

    19 messages
    • Kenpachi is listed as having Immense Spiritual Power, which puts him well above their level - as far as know from what he said, he fought each...
    • Yes. They just had the misfortune of fighting strong people. Same with Candice and her group.