Kanji 虚閃
Rōmaji sero
Technique Type Hollow Technique
User Hollow, Arrancar, Visored

Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Sero; Spanish for "Zero", Japanese for "Hollow Flash"; Viz "Doom Blast") is an attack used by Menos, Arrancar, and Visored.


The practitioner fires a powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy at the target. While in most cases it is fired from the mouth, some Arrancar and Visored can fire Cero from their hands, fingers, and other parts of their bodies. This often requires the user to take on a specific pose, with Coyote Starrk being the only exception.

The power, force, speed, and blast area of the Cero is dependent on the strength, spiritual power, and sometimes skill of the user (i.e., the stronger the user, the stronger the attack), and there are some Arrancar who have come up with their own variation of Cero. The charging and firing time for Cero varies greatly, from charging relatively fast to firing it to instantaneously firing one without much charging. Despite the damage it can cause at long range distances, Love Aikawa states the damage which a Cero causes as an explosion is more dangerous when used at close range.[1]

Cero Color Variations

Most Cero are a red color when used by Hollows, Visored or Arrancar. While most Cero are commonly red/crimson, several Arrancar have shown various colors.

Cero Colors
Color Users Picture
Crimson Zangetsu, Shinji Hirako, Hiyori Sarugaki, Menoly Mallia, Yammy Llargo, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Emilou Apacci, Hammerhead Arrancar, Battikaroa, Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio, Ayon, Michel, Guardian of the Forest of Menos Ep271ZangetsuCero
Magenta Ggio Vega Ep222GgiosCero
Indigo Findorr Calius 219Findorr's Cero
Burnt Orange Franceska Mila Rose Milacero
Green Ulquiorra Cifer, Choe Neng Poww 220Poww's Cero
Lime-Green Lilynette Gingerbuck, Mashiro Kuna, Kaname Tōsen 225Lilynette's Cero
Golden-Yellow Nnoitra Gilga, Tier Harribel, Dondochakka Birstanne Harribel Cero (anime)
Light Teal Nirgge Parduoc Nirgge cero
Blue Coyote Starrk Ep278StarrkShootsShunsui
Violet Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, Pesche Guatiche, Wonderweiss Margela, Muramasa, White 280Wonderweiss's Cero
Pink Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Cyan Sung-Sun, Szayelaporro Granz Suncero


In addition to the regular Cero, some Arrancar can use unique variations of the technique.

Cero Variations
Variation User Picture
Cero Doble Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck CeroDoble
Cero Córnea Tesra Lindocruz CeroCórnea
Cero Sincrético Pesche Guatiche, Dondochakka Birstanne CeroSincrético
Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Final Holy Wonderful Pretty Super Magnum Sexy Sexy Glamorous Cero Charlotte Chuhlhourne CharlotteCero
Gran Rey Cero The Espada
Ichigo Kurosaki
Cero Oscuras Ulquiorra Cifer CeroOscuras
Cero Metralleta Coyote Starrk CeroMetralleta
Mashiro Super Cero Mashiro Kuna MashiroSuperCero
La Mirada Kaname Tōsen LaMirada


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 373, page 14


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