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Emilou Apacci (エミルー・アパッチ, Emirū Apacchi) is the 54th[1] Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army and one of Tier Harribel's three Fracción, collectively known as the Tres Bestias.[2]


Apacci is a tomboyish Arrancar with heterochromia: her right eye is ice blue, while her left eye is amber with a red outline around it. She has black, jaw-length hair, and her mask fragment is on the top of her head with a horn in the middle. She wears the standard Arrancar uniform, but has shoulder length sleeves with black cuffs with a v-neck, and gloves and collars over her wrists, which are actually her Zanpakutō.

During the seventeen months following Aizen's defeat, her mask fragments change shape. Behind her horn is a longitudinal red crest resembling a Roman legionnaire's. She has also gained a blue lightning bolt tattoo on her left shoulder. She now wears black cloth underneath chest armor, black elbow-length gloves with armor on the back of her hands and the lower sections of her arms.[3]

When she was a Hollow, Apacci had a deer-like appearance with a horn on her forehead and large antlers. She had grey skin with a brown coat of fur covering the back half of her body.[4]


Apacci is impatient,[5] short-tempered,[6] rude,[5] impulsive,[7] and confrontational,[5] and is usually scolded by Cyan Sung-Sun as a result.[8] She is fiercely loyal to Harribel, finding the action of Hitsugaya raising his sword at her deeply offensive.[9] She is fairly confident in Tier Harribel's abilities, and is easily assured when told Harribel cannot lose.[9]

Despite her irrational behavior Appachi has enough common sense to recognize who she sees as enemies. Despite being enemies with the Shinigami in the past, she warned Substitute Shinigami Ichigo Kurosaki not to get caught in the crossfires with Ayon, knowing her current enemies were the Wandenreich.[10]


Fake Karakura Town arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this episode are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.


Hueco Mundo arc

After the ninth Espada, Aaroniero Arruruerie, is killed in battle, Apacci asks Harribel what they should do in response.[11] Later, she, along with Harribel and her fellow Fracción, observes the battle between Ichigo Kurosaki and Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez. Along with Sung-Sun and Mila Rose, she is shaken by the Reiatsu given off by Grimmjow's Resurrección.[12]

Fake Karakura Town arc

Along with Mila Rose, Sung-Sun, Harribel, and the other two strongest Espada and their Fracción, Apacci is summoned to the fake Karakura Town to do battle with the Gotei 13.[13] After the pillars which keep the real Karakura Town in Soul Society are successfully defended and four of Baraggan's Fracción are killed, the remaining Fracción pair up against a Shinigami and begin to battle. Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun team up against Tōshirō Hitsugaya and Rangiku Matsumoto.[14]

Rangiku decides to take on all three while Hitsugaya handles their leader, Harribel. Trying to stop Hitsugaya, Apacci is ordered to stop by Harribel, who decides to take him on.[15] When Apacci reprimands Hitsugaya for attacking Harribel, Mila Rose tells her to save it for later, prompting Apacci to ask if she thinks it is okay for Hitsugaya to attack Harribel. When Mila Rose explains she should defeat Rangiku before aiding Harribel, Apacci notes Rangiku said she would fight all three of them. When Rangiku tells her she thought her ears were as bad as her fashion sense, Apacci demands to know what she said, only to be stopped by Mila Rose, who tells her to not get provoked. When Mila Rose is also angered by Rangiku's comments, Sung-Sun criticizes them for playing into Rangiku's hand, prompting them to ask her whose side she is on. Telling them they should have attacked her when they had the chance, Rangiku, releasing her Zanpakutō, engulfs them in a cloud of ash. Wondering what the ash is supposed to do, Apacci is tripped by Sung-Sun, who tells her she should not touch things if she does not know what they are. When Apacci's arm is cut, Rangiku, explaining the ability of Haineko, swirls the ash around them in a tornado, prompting the trio to disperse it with their Ceros.[16]

Later, as Rangiku pants, Apacci asks if she can take a break. When Sung-Sun tells her to not be ridiculous, Apacci, saying she is impossible, states three against one is clearly too much for her. When Apacci, telling Rangiku to call over Hitsugaya, states three to two might be more interesting, Rangiku tries to move away, only for Apacci to, catching her, state she told her it is too much for her and throw her away. Dispersing Rangiku's Haineko with a Bala, Apacci, asking if she thinks she will fall for this, charges at her. Stating she is not a match for her even when she is alone, Apacci is hit by a fireball from Momo Hinamori.[17][18]

Apacci, Sung-Sun, and Mila Rose attack Rangiku and Momo.

As Momo and Rangiku talk, Apacci, asking if they are done, throws her collar at them. As Rangiku blocks it with Haineko and Momo sends another fireball at her, Apacci, returning her collar to her wrist, states the explosion was Momo's power. Saying she must be a lieutenant, Apacci, stating two lieutenants are not much better than three to one, extends blades from her collars as Sung-Sun and Mila Rose draw their Zanpakutō. As Apacci tells them they can go help Harribel after they finish off the lieutenants, they charge at Momo and Rangiku, only to be stopped in midair. As Apacci wonders what this is, Momo explains how she set up a Kidō net when she was masking her Reiatsu. Stating she never thought they would all fall for it, she engulfs them in a large explosion.[19]

Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun activate Quimera Parca.

As Rangiku and Momo talk, Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun enter their Resurrección, healing their injuries in the process, and activate Quimera Parca, creating an enormous monster.[20] As Momo and Rangiku wonder what it is, Apacci tells them it is their pet, Ayon. When Ayon tears out a chunk of Rangiku's abdomen, Apacci, stating Ayon is very strong, tells them to watch out.[21] When Shūhei Hisagi and Izuru Kira show up to fight Ayon, Apacci wonders who they are. When Mila Rose tells her she saw them coming from the pillars, Apacci, asking why she did not stop them, states the Shinigami are sticking their noses into other people's fights and orders Ayon to kill them. When Ayon does not respond, Apacci wonders if it is ignoring her. When Mila Rose states Ayon cannot hear them, Apacci says it must have eardrums somewhere, prompting Sung-Sun to state it has never responded to anything they have said. Saying they should never have brought it out in the first place, Apacci states it is gross.[22]

Apacci succumbs to Yamamoto's flames.

When Izuru moves Rangiku away, Apacci asks Ayon why it is just standing there.[23] When Ayon is defeated by Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto,[24] Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun attack him from above, only to be effortlessly defeated by the flames of Ryūjin Jakka.[25]

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

Quilge stands over the defeated Tres Bestias.

Following the Wandenreich's conquest of Hueco Mundo and capture of Harribel, Sung-Sun, Apacci, and Mila Rose appear at the camp of the Jagdarmee as the unit's leader, Quilge Opie, is selecting Arrancar to abduct. When Quilge speaks negatively about Harribel, Apacci attacks the group, killing two of them. Berating her for overdoing it, Mila Rose tells her to calm down as Apacci angrily responds to Quilge's inquiry about their identity.[26] Apacci and Mila Rose get into an argument, leaving Sung-Sun to go challenge the Jagdarmee and Quilge alone, calling her comrades "primates", prompting Apacci and Mila Rose to retaliate by insulting her as well.[27] As Nel Tu informs Ichigo Kurosaki the three of them are the Tres Bestias (3獣神 (トレス・ベスティア), Toresu Besutia; Spanish for "Three Beasts", Japanese for "Three Beast Gods") due to their fearsome nature, Apacci, sneezing, asks Mila Rose if she is talking about her as they fight off their opponents. When Quilge offers them the chance to give up so they can work with Harribel, Apacci punches a nearby rock in anger as they advise Quilge not to underestimate them.[28] When Ichigo arrives on the scene, Apacci and her comrades have been defeated by Quilge.[29]

Quilge stabs Apacci.

Regaining consciousness while Ichigo is fighting Quilge, Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun summon Ayon, who attacks Quilge, catching him off guard, while he is explaining Quincy: Vollständig to Ichigo. Telling Quilge he is still fighting them, Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sung-Sun command Ayon to attack him.[30] When Ayon looks towards its creators, Apacci, insisting it attack and not care about them, explains to Ichigo and his friends how he was created and advises them to run if they want to ensure their own survival.[31] With her allies, she, watching Ayon brutalize Quilge, commends him for remaining in one piece despite the beating. As she boasts, Quilge stabs her through the chest, leaving her to fall to her knees as blood spurts from her wound.[32] After witnessing Quilge absorb Ayon with Sklaverei, Mila Rose and Sung-Sun grab the unconscious Apacci and flee to Yasutora Sado and Orihime Inoue's location.[33]

Powers & Abilities

Apacci's red Cero.

Cero: Apacci can fire a red Cero, which she blasts from the tip of her horn.[34]

Bala: Apacci can fire red Bala blasts from her fists. They are powerful enough to disperse Rangiku Matsumoto's released Zanpakutō.[35]

Sonído: Apacci can use Sonído to maneuver effectively in battle, allowing her to take her opponents by surprise. She is fast enough to catch Rangiku, a Shunpo expert.[36]

High Spiritual Power: Being an Arrancar and a Fracción, Apacci has a high amount of spiritual power, allowing her to fight against a Gotei 13 lieutenant. Her Reiatsu is red.[37]

Enhanced Strength: Apacci possesses an abnormal amount of physical strength, allowing her to throw Rangiku a significant distance away with a single arm,[38] and easily break apart a stone pillar by simply hitting the side of her fist against it.[39]

Hierro: Like all Arrancar, Apacci possesses the natural ability known as Hierro. When she was tripped by Cyan Sung-Sun, her head hit a metal railing, which was bent from the impact, while she remained unharmed.[6] It also allowed her to withstand a fireball from Momo Hinamori's Tobiume with only minor injuries.[40]

Quimera Parca (混獣神 (キメラ・パルカ), kimera paruka; Spanish for "Reaper Chimera", Japanese for "Mixed-Beast God"): With the aid of Franceska Mila Rose and Sung-Sun, Apacci can use a technique called Quimera Parca. To activate it, each of them tears off their left arm and combines it with the others to form a new creature.[41] This massive creature has a deer skull for a head, a muscular torso, a long black mane, deer legs, and a serpent for a tail. Apacci claims its name is Ayon and it is their pet,[42] but this creature is unable to hear the instructions of any of the three Fracción.[43]


Apacci and her chakram-like Zanpakutō.

Cierva (碧鹿闘女 (シエルバ), Shieruba; Spanish for "Doe," Japanese for "Blue Cervine Fighting-Girl"; Viz "Blue-Green Doe"): Apacci's Zanpakutō consists of the collars she wears over her wrists. When drawn, they take the shape of chakrams, with three blades protruding from each one.[44]

Pulsera Cuerno (角輪 (プルセラ・クエルノ), Purusera Kueruno; Spanish for "Bracelet Horn/Antler", Japanese for "Horn/Antler Ring"): Apacci can throw Cierva as though they were boomerangs.[45] When thrown, they can easily tear through human flesh.[46]

Cierva released.

  • Resurrección: Its release command is Thrust (突き上げろ, tsukiagero). In her Resurrección form, Apacci's body is covered in brown fur, she sports deer-like antlers above her brow, her feet are replaced with deer-like hooves, and a small tail emerges from where her tailbone would be located. Both her eyes change to amber, and both eyes gain a red outline around them, with small lightning bolt-shaped markings on both sides of her face.[47]
Enhanced Cero: Apacci's Cero is stronger in her Resurrección, that it was stronger to overpower one of Momo's Shikai's Fireball. [48]

Appearances in Other Media

Video Game Appearances
Blade Battlers
Blade Battlers 2nd
The Blade of Fate
Dark Souls
The 3rd Phantom
Flame Bringer
Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
Shattered Blade
Versus Crusade
Heat the Soul
Heat the Soul 2
Heat the Soul 3
Heat the Soul 4
Heat the Soul 5
Heat the Soul 6
Heat the Soul 7
Soul Carnival
Soul Carnival 2
Hanatareshi Yabou
Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
Erabareshi Tamashii
Soul Resurrección
J-Stars Victory Vs
Brave Souls
Paradise Lost
Jump Force
Novel Appearances
Letters From The Other Side
The Honey Dish Rhapsody
Spirits Are Forever With You
The Death Save The Strawberry
Can't Fear Your Own World

Promotional artwork of Apacci using Cierva in Bleach: Brave Souls.

  • Apacci is playable in multiple forms in Bleach: Brave Souls, including in her Resurrección, Cierva. In this form, Apacci is a melee character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" ability whose third Strong Attack can inflict Burn. Her unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +20%", "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +30%", "Devastation +40%", "Havoc +20%", "Long Reach +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while her Soul Trait is "Normal Attack Damage +20%"; when Resurrected, her unlockable skills are "Adrenaline +20%", "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +30%", "Devastation +40%", "Havoc +20%", "Long Reach +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while her Soul Traits are "Normal Attack Damage +20%" and "Slow Duration -55%". Apacci's special is Quimera Parca - Destrucción (混獣神・破壊, Konshūjin: Hakai; Spanish for "Reaper Chimera: Destruction", Japanese for "Mixed-Beast God: Destruction"), where she has Ayon attack, inflicting immense damage to any enemy he hits.

Apacci wearing a swimsuit.

  • Apacci is also playable in a swimsuit form. In this form, Apacci is a ranged strong attack character with the "Heart" Attribute and the "Espada Killer" ability. Her unlockable skills are "Berserker +40%", "Bruiser +40%", "Devastation +60%", "Frenzy", "Havoc +20%", "Sprinter +1", "Weaken Defense", and "Weaken Duration -100%", while her Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%". Apacci's special is BBQ for You (おもてなしBBQ, Omotenashi Bābekyū; Japanese for "Hospitality Barbecue"), where she prepares a special barbecue for Harribel that inflicts immense damage and heals all team members.


Content that was written in novel format by an author other than Tite Kubo.

Fake Karakura Town arc (Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED)

The material world transfer which was performed by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi switched Karakura Town in Soul Society with the fake Karakura Town, and when this happened, the Arrancar who had passed out with deep wounds were transferred to Soul Society. Having came from Hueco Mundo to Soul Society through a Garganta with Rukia Kuchiki to meet up with Ichigo Kurosaki after he finished his battle against Sōsuke Aizen, Orihime Inoue was led by Apacci and began healing their wounds.[49] After returning to Hueco Mundo via Garganta, Harribel and her Fracción looked upon the destruction which came from the various battles which took place.[50] The Arrancar were greeted by Kukkapūro, the Hollow dog, whom they recognized as Yammy Llargo's companion. Feeling what was left of Yammy's Reiatsu, Harribel and the others determined the powerful Espada fought with all his might before dying. They realized the Adjuchas Hollows had detected their presence and would arrive shortly, for they were now able to approach Las Noches due to the absence of the powerful Espada. All four understood it would not be long before the fighting normal to the Hollows of Hueco Mundo would begin again. Harribel became distressed at the concept, for preventing it was her reasoning for joining Aizen, but now it would return, and she could not stop it from happening. Cyan Sung-Sun suggested now that Baraggan Louisenbairn was dead and Aizen was gone, she should rule Hueco Mundo in their place. Franceska Mila Rose and Apacci agreed it would be the best course of action, but Harribel disagreed, stating a fake sun could not bring light to the darkness of Hueco Mundo, and all which is truly needed is the silent darkness. Harribel began to make her way toward Las Noches, with her loyal Fracción following behind.[51]


The anime version of her lost arm.

In the manga, Sung-Sun, Mila Rose, and Apacci summon Ayon by tearing off their left arms. In the anime, they simply hold out their left arms, which fire a red beam which becomes Ayon, but later they do not have their left arms, and they have red auras covering their arms.



  • (To Momo Hinamori) "And from the looks of it, you're a Lieutenant. Two Lieutenants, huh. Still might as well be three-on-one."[55]
  • (To Quilge Opie) "You've got the nerve to badmouth Harribel, yet you don't even know who we are?! I guess you're ignorant as well as worthless!!"[56]

Battles & Events


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED, character file 98
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, page 4
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 18
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bleach anime; Episode 284
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 330, page 6
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 330, page 9
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 329, page 15
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 330, page 7
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 330, page 5
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 3-4
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 269, page 9
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 282, pages 1-3
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 10-14
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 328, page 20
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 329, pages 15-18
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 330, pages 5-13
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 333, pages 14-19
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 334, pages 1-2
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 334, pages 11-19
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 335, pages 16-21
  21. Bleach manga; Chapter 336, pages 1-7
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 337, pages 1-3
  23. Bleach manga; Chapter 337, page 6
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 338, page 17
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 339, pages 2-5
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 18-20
  27. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 1-2
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 5-9
  29. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 16-17
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 15-17
  31. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 1-4
  32. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 13-16
  33. Bleach manga; Chapter 493, page 7
  34. Bleach manga; Chapter 330, pages 15-16
  35. Bleach manga; Chapter 333, page 20
  36. Bleach manga; Chapter 333, pages 15-16
  37. Bleach anime; Episode 221
  38. Bleach manga; Chapter 333, page 16
  39. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, page 8
  40. Bleach manga; Chapter 334, page 14
  41. Bleach manga; Chapter 335, pages 20-22
  42. Bleach manga; Chapter 336, page 3
  43. Bleach manga; Chapter 337, page 2
  44. Bleach manga; Chapter 334
  45. Bleach manga; Chapter 334, pages 12-14
  46. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 18
  47. Bleach manga; Chapter 335, page 21
  48. Bleach anime; Episode 224
  49. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED; pages 221-222
  50. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED; page 221
  51. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED; pages 230-231
  52. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; Tite Kubo Interview, page 256
  54. 13 BLADEs., page 255
  55. Bleach manga; Chapter 334, page 14
  56. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 20