"I am immortal. I am invincible. I am an envoy of God, with privileges befitting of such. Faced with an envoy of God, there is nothing a sinner can hope to achieve!"
|Occupation||Leader of the Schutzstaffel|
|Epithet||X - The X-Axis|
|Base of Operations||Silbern|
|Signature Skill||Spatial Piercing & Spatial Phasing|
Lille Barro (リジェ・バロ, Rije Baro) is a Quincy and a member of the Wandenreich's Sternritter with the designation "X" - "The X-Axis", as well as the leader of Yhwach's Schutzstaffel (親衛隊 (シュッツシュタッフェル), Shuttsushutafferu; German for "Protective Echelon", Japanese for "Elite/Imperial Guards").
Lille is a dark-skinned young man with short white hair and a black mark shaped like a crosshair over his left eye, which is constantly shut. Underneath a long white cloak, he wears white gloves embroidered with a winged X; a light-colored, sleeveless shirt with a dark green, furred pauldron on his right shoulder; dark green pants; white pant legs with missing sections near his calves which are attached to his shirt; and light-colored shoes. He wears a dark green, furred bicorn on his head with a small Wandenreich emblem on either side.
Lille believes that those on the losing side of a battle do not comprehend and react fast enough, and has a great deal of faith in Yhwach's power, proclaiming that the Soul King Palace was doomed as soon as he arrived. However, he is easily confused and unnerved by things which he does not understand. As the first Quincy to have a Schrift granted to him by Yhwach, Lille considers himself Yhwach's best creation and the man closest to God; to this end, he believes that he cannot be killed by a Shinigami's Bankai.
After losing his "god-like" powers, Lille becomes enraged and engages in a very vengeful outburst towards Shunsui Kyōraku, even proclaiming his death would not be enough to satisfy him, and attempts to destroy the Seireitei as compensation.
Lille was the first Quincy to ever be bestowed a Schrift by Yhwach, which made him the self-proclaimed greatest creation of the Quincy emperor. At some point, he was also made the leader of the Schutzstaffel.
The Thousand-Year Blood War arc
When Senjumaru Shutara kills Nianzol Weizol, Yhwach summons Lille alongside his three other Schutzstaffel to fight the Royal Guard for him. When Senjumaru summons a massive guard to fight the Sternritter, Lille informs Senjumaru that Pernida Parnkgjas is saying its size does not matter. After Pernida takes out the guard with The Compulsory, Lille tells a shocked Senjumaru that she likely thought for a moment that the Royal Guard will lose and explains how those on the losing side of battle tend to comprehend and react slower than those on the winning side. Taking out his rifle, Lille proclaims that the Soul King Palace was doomed as soon as Yhwach arrived before seemingly shooting Senjumaru in the head.
As Senjumaru falls to the ground, Gerard Valkyrie berates Lille for leaving her body in Yhwach's path, prompting Lille to have Pernida remove it. When Gerard expresses disbelief at someone so weak being in the Royal Guard, Lille points out that no one has ever stood against them before taking aim and firing Heilig Pfeil at the cities surrounding the main palace, causing them to crumble from the impact. Lille turns to Yhwach and asks him to pass, only to be surprised when the area around them turns into strips of fabric and disappears. As Lille demands to know what is happening, the real Senjumaru appears behind him and reveals that this was a fake palace created for their arrival before pointing out the real palace, which was hidden by Ichibē Hyōsube. Lille takes aim at the real palace and fires another Heilig Pfeil, only for it to be blocked by a large tree, shocking him.
As more trees rise up around the group, Kirio Hikifune reveals that she did this as Lille fires more Heilig Pfeil at the trees. When his Heilig Pfeil have no effect, Lille notes that the trees block all of his Heilig Pfeil, prompting Gerard to claim that his statement of being able to shoot through anything is no longer true. However, Hikifune reveals that the Heilig Pfeil did go through before explaining how the trees absorb all Reishi attacks. Lille and the other Sternritter watch as Ōetsu Nimaiya lands before them and proclaims that the real fight begins here. Lille watches as Nimaiya cuts down Gerard and speculates about the capabilities of Nimaiya's blade and its connection with the substance it is kept in. When Lille fires several Heilig Pfeil at him, Nimaiya deflects his shots with his Zanpakutō before cutting Lille down.
Soon afterward, Lille is resurrected through the power of Yhwach's Auswählen. After shooting Nimaiya twice through the shoulder, Lille corrects Nimaiya's theories on his power by revealing that he is merely using the power he had not had the chance to use before instead of using a new power. Firing another shot, Lille explains the all-piercing nature of The X-Axis to Hikifune and Tenjirō Kirinji after they attempt to block it as they see Nimaiya has been shot through the chest. Lille asks Hikifune and Kirinji to line up in a straight line so he can kill them with one shot.
Later, after Yhwach kills the Soul King and Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends arrive to confront him, Lille shows up alongside the other Schutzstaffel to stop them. When Uryū Ishida sends Ichigo flying off the palace and fires another arrow after him, Lille turns to Uryū, who notes that Lille intends to tell him that killing Ichigo and his friends before throwing them off the palace would have been more practical for protecting Yhwach. After Yhwach absorbs Mimihagi, Lille notices him staggering and voices his concern, only to be shocked when Yhwach dissolves into a multitude of one-eyed black creatures that swarm him and the other Schutzstaffel. As Lille wonders what this is, Haschwalth appears and assures him that they will not harm the Quincies because they are the power of the Soul King with the Shinigami as their enemy.
Afterward, Lille and the other Schutzstaffel sit on couches in the palace. When Lille wonders if they should really be sitting around, Askin reminds him that they likely cannot get near Yhwach without being swallowed up as well. After Yhwach completely absorbs the Soul King, Haschwalth informs Lille and the others of this, to their surprise, before bringing them to the Soul King's chambers, where they find Yhwach oozing darkness. When Yhwach turns around to reveal that he has gained several more eyes, Lille and the others are shocked. Due to Yhwach's immense power, the top of the palace shatters, forcing the Sternritter to move to pieces of rubble for safety.
Afterwards, Lille is present alongside Haschwalth and the other Sternritter when Yhwach explains the name of his new palace, Wahrwelt, and how it will be the cornerstone of their new world. Later, a messenger informs Haschwalth that the Schutzstaffel have each gone to a different part of the city.
Lille crouches on the roof of a building as several Shinigami run by. He pinpoints Shūhei Hisagi, who is falling behind from the others, and shoots him in an effort to pick off the weak as they separate from the others. Eventually, Lille takes out most of the lieutenants and focuses on the remaining Shinigami while noting that this must be a frightening experience for them. When Captain-Commander Shunsui Kyōraku attempts to make a move, Lille seemingly shoots him in the chest, but is surprised when Shunsui appears behind him using Daruma-san ga Koronda before cutting off part of his rifle.
As Lille wonders how Shunsui managed to get behind him, Shunsui asks him if he does not know what Daruma-san ga Koronda is and proceeds to explain the rules of Daruma-san ga Koronda. Noting its similarities to a game he knows of called Chocolate Ingles, Lille theorizes how the technique itself works and claiming that Shunsui would have died had he been noticed. Shunsui admits that Lille is quick to understand before pointing out that Lille saw his condensed Reiatsu instead of an illusion of him being shot. Revealing his name and rank to an incredulous Lille, Shunsui moves next to him and attempts to use Daruma-san ga Koronda again, but Lille catches and fires at him, only to leap into the air in order to avoid a shadow blade from Kageoni before firing at Shunsui once again. Shunsui commends Lille for noticing his first attack, but Lille reminds him that they know all about the Shinigami's techniques while the Shinigami do not know anything about them before pointing out the hole in Shunsui's foot. After giving his name and Schrift, Lille fires at Shunsui once again, but Shunsui appears behind him and reveals that he has been using Kageokuri before telling Lille that they will play until one of them drops dead.
Lille asks Shunsui if he thought he could harm him at close-range, only for Shunsui to reveal that he already did as more than half of Lille's rifle falls off. Leaping back, Lille reforms his rifle with Reishi, only to duck as Shunsui appears behind him and slashes. As Shunsui tells Lille that he could be seeing an illusion, several copies of himself appear above Lille before descending on and stabbing him. However, Lille merely opens his left eye while noting that this is the third time he has had to do so. After explaining how this allows him to fully use The X-Axis and allow attacks to phase through him, Lille reveals that he is the first Quincy to receive a Schrift from Yhwach, which makes him the closest to God, before activating his Quincy: Vollständig, Jilliel, and shooting Shunsui, who finds himself unable to move.
When Shunsui flees to another building, Lille fires more shots at him while admitting he is surprised that Shunsui can move with his injuries before teleporting in front of Shunsui. As Lille reiterates that nothing can harm him now, Shunsui wonders how he will fare against Kidō before hitting Lille with Hadō #78. Zangerin, which Lille emerges from relatively unscathed. After Shunsui activates his Bankai, Lille changes the appearance of Jilliel before noting that the skies have darkened. When Shunsui approaches him and asks him what the world around him looks like, Lille confirms that it is darker before proclaiming that a messenger of God cannot feel despair as he blasts Shunsui. However, Lille is shocked when wounds identical to those that he inflicted on Shunsui appear on his own body as an unscathed Shunsui reveals that this is the first level of his Bankai. After using the second level to inflict Lille with a disease, Shunsui activates the third level, engulfing both of them in a large body of water, before revealing that they will remain there until one of them runs out of Reiatsu and drowns.
Attempting to swim up through the water, Lille realizes that he is only getting further and further from the surface, prompting Shunsui to point out that they are technically throwing themselves into the water before noting that one's body temperature and resolve both go down upon hitting cold water. As Shunsui talks to his Zanpakutō spirit, whom Lille cannot see, Lille asks him who he is talking to and proclaims that a Shinigami's Bankai could never kill him before rushing toward Shunsui, who notes that the light at the end of the tunnel is the thread of regret as he circles a white thread around Lille's neck. Shunsui states that he will cut this thread for Lille and notes that this is the last act before cutting Lille's throat. As the cut swells up and explodes, Lille's headless body falls into the abyss below. Soon afterward, however, Lille's headless body fires a large blast through Shunsui's chest before forming a face out of energy as Lille reiterates that a Shinigami's Bankai cannot kill him.
Lille enters the true form of Jilliel before informing Shunsui that this is what despair looks like and that he is an immortal servant of God meant to destroy sinners. After generating a right arm, Lille uses it to fire a wide ray of light that cuts through the city below and causes multiple explosions. As the smoke clears, Lille realizes Shunsui has escaped to a nearby tower despite his injuries and admits that this is what he expected of a Captain-Commander. Soon afterward, Lille confronts Nanao and Shunsui after hearing Nanao from afar while noting that Nanao must not value life if she is still here before attacking them, only to see that they have escaped once more while noting that his eyes are becoming dry.
Wondering where Shunsui is hiding, Lille flattens and stretches out his head before realizing that Shunsui is hiding in his shadow with Kageoni. Lille creates a ball of light while wondering what will happen if the shadow disappears entirely, but is interrupted when Nanao emerges from a small shadow above his mouth carrying a wrapped object. Incredulous at Nanao coming out of such a small shadow, Lille strikes at her, sending Nanao flying down onto a rooftop below, before demanding to know if she intends to fight him despite being only a lieutenant.
When Nanao pulls out her Zanpakutō, Shinken Hakkyōken, Lille wonders what kind of sword she is holding and notes that he cannot even see the blade because it is so shiny, prompting Nanao to explain how the blade reflects the power of the god whom its wielder is facing. As Lille admits that it does not displease him to be called a god, Nanao attacks him, which Lille claims is futile because no sword can cut him, only to block Nanao's strike with his hand, which is severed at the wrist. Noting that Nanao has a very unusual sword, Lille expresses disbelief at it being able to cut him before forming a ball of energy while proclaiming that Nanao has wasted her one chance to kill him.
Upon seeing that Shunsui has appeared behind Nanao, Lille calls him pathetic for hiding behind his own subordinate before firing Trompete, which erases a large portion of the city below with its blast. However, Lille suddenly has a vertical portion of his body erased and sees that Nanao has reflected the power of the blast back at him with Shinken Hakkyōken. Calling the idea of reflecting the power of a god a grave sin, Lille disintegrates into energy shards, which rain down upon Seireitei. Multiple copies of Lille are spawned from the shards, with one of them bitterly complaining that his halo is gone. Enraged, he swears to exact revenge on Shunsui by devastating Seireitei for the loss of his "god-like" powers and begins attacking the city. When a visibly wounded Izuru Kira intervenes by cutting one of the clones' heads open with his Shikai, another copy of Lille demands to know how Izuru is still alive despite his grievous injuries. Izuru simply says that he is a dead man and proceeds to cut down more of the clones before challenging the rest to battle.
Powers & Abilities
The X-Axis (万物貫通 (ジ・イクサクシス), Ji Ikusakushisu; Japanese for "Piercing Everything"): Lille's rifle can pierce anything he fires at with perfect accuracy. When Lille fires, the rifle does not release a bullet; rather, it simply pierces everything between the muzzle and the target, leaving its power unable to be blocked by any barriers as a result. When Lille has both of his eyes open, he can fully use The X-Axis, which allows his rifle to pierce through whatever he shoots and renders his body intangible. Though the power will only work for a short period of time when Lille's life is in danger during battle, if he opens his eyes a total of three times in a row during a battle, Lille is permitted to keep them open for the entire battle.
Expert Marksman: Lille is a skilled marksman with his rifle, able to aim directly for his targets' vital spots from a distance while firing rapidly and even snipe down the faraway cities surrounding the Soul King Palace. He also managed to gun down multiple Shinigami at various states of injury and fatigue with perfect accuracy from a considerable distance while remaining unnoticed.
Enhanced Reflexes: Lille possesses considerable reaction speed. During his battle with Shunsui Kyōraku, when the latter attempted to attack him from below with a shadow blade via Kageoni, Lille immediately leaped into the air in order to avoid it, something which Shunsui himself noted made Lille the first opponent he had ever faced to dodge such an attack on the first try.
Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, he primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons. He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi, such as in Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.
Immense Spiritual Power: As the leader of the Schutzstaffel, and Yhwach's "greatest creation", Lille possesses an immense amount of spiritual power that is greater than that of a captain-level Shinigami. Lille is able to overpower Captain-Commander Shunsui Kyōraku, who possesses enormous levels of Reiryoku himself and managed to survive the latter's Bankai. In his Vollständig's second form, Lille's power is of such degree that he could only be hurt by reflecting his own power back at him.
Diagramm (ディアグラム, Diaguramu; German for "Diagram"; Viz "Diagramme"): Lille's favored weapon manifests in the form of a large black rifle that he carries on his back underneath his cloak. Its forestock is mostly covered in dark green fur, except for a section on the underside near the end of the forestock. The end of the long barrel has a black, plus-shaped extension on it, and the stock is composed of two long, triangular protrusions that stabilize the rifle against Lille's shoulder and torso. If part of the forestock is cut off or destroyed by an enemy attack, Lille can reform it with the appearance of black metal instead of the dark green fur.
- 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"): Lille can fire bullet-shaped Heilig Pfeil from his rifle. They are powerful enough to destroy the cities surrounding the Soul King Palace with a single shot each. Kirio Hikifune notes that they possess such power due to being composed of highly compressed Reishi. However, they can still be split and deflected if cut by a sufficiently sharp blade.
Jilliel (神の裁き (ジリエル), Jirieru; Japanese for "Judgement of God"; Viz "Divine Judgement"): When Lille activates his Quincy: Vollständig, a large Quincy Zeichen ending in fleur-de-lis forms in the air, centered around his left eye. Lille's Quincy: Vollständig takes the form of a large white priestly robe with several holes and eight golden wings with three holes each covering Lille, who himself gains white lines crossing his face and an oversized Heiligenschein above his head. Lille can alter the appearance of Jilliel to some extent, notably by fraying out the ends of his robe into a skirt-like section while granting himself shoes which each have two long points jutting downward, one at the toes and one at the heel.
- Teleportation: Lille can teleport to another location, where he appears as a spiralling circle that grows into his body.
- Flight: Using his eight wings, Lille can remain stationary in and fly through the air.
- The X-Axis (Enhanced): Lille can fire multiple shots at an opponent from the holes in his wings. With his power active, Lille is constantly in a state of spatial intangibility, rendering him virtually untouchable by physical attacks and even Kidō. By firing from six of the holes in his wings at once, Lille can produce a blast powerful enough to blow through a large portion of a city. Lille can also fire powerful blasts from locations far away from his body by forming portals in the air, from which he unleashes the blasts.
- Second Form: Unlike most Sternritter, Lille can access a second form of his Quincy: Vollständig. Entering it will regenerate any body parts that Lille has lost. In this form, he gains a new, fair-skinned head with slicked-back hair similar to that of a human, but with the eyes, nose, and beak of an owl. His Heiligenschein is drastically reduced in size and gains spikes, and Lille's neck is elongated, resembling the body of a snake with fur on its back. His wings now resemble those of bats instead of angels, tapering to points and losing their feathery shapes. In addition, his shoes extend dramatically in horizontal length, giving him the appearance of a centaur, and his eyelids open and close horizontally instead of vertically. He can also manipulate the size and shape of his head at will, as well as move his eyes around to any location on his head.
- Limb Generation: Lille can create long arms for himself that have light-colored greaves and long fingers on each hand.
- Light Generation: Lille can form a large ball of light in front of his outstretched hand, allowing him to erase any nearby shadows at the cost of creating some on his own body.
- Weakened Form: After being grievously wounded and shattered by Nanao Ise's Shinken Hakkyōken reflecting the power of Trompete back at him, which destroys his Heiligenschein and costs him his godly powers, Lille's shards reform into drastically weakened versions of his previous form. Lille's clones take the form of flamingo-like birds with short wings and elongated necks and legs, though their heads and faces remain similar to those of Lille's previous form.
- Shapeshifting: Lille's clones can alter the appearance of their body to some degree, mainly by shifting the features of their head around.
- Energy Blasts: Lille's clones can fire energy blasts from the area in front of their mouths. These blasts are powerful enough to erase the bodies of low-level Shinigami that they hit, and create large explosions on impact. The clones can also fire these blasts in multiple directions in rapid succession by spinning their heads around.
Reflected Power: Lille can be harmed if he is hit by his own attacks.
Heiligenschein: If Lille's Heiligenschein is removed, he no longer has the ability to phase through attacks and can no longer regenerate from injuries and wounds of any severity.
Charge Disruption: In his weakened form, if Lille's energy blasts are attacked while being formed, they will explode, damaging the clones themselves.
Battles & Events
|Fall of the Soul King||Chapter 620, 621, 625, 626||None|
|The Royal Guard vs. The Wandenreich||Chapter 599, 600, 601, 603, 604||None||Win|
|Ōetsu Nimaiya vs. the Elite Guard||Chapter 599, 600, 601, 603, 604||None||Lose|
|Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Lille Barro||Chapter 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650||None||Draw|
|Nanao Ise vs. Lille Barro||Chapter 651, 652, 653||None||Lose|
- (To Senjumaru Shutara) "The losing side in a battle is always slow to understand and slow to react. From the moment His Majesty entered this place, the Spirit Palace had already fallen."
- "It is the way of the world that those creatures which break away from the group are the first to die."
- (To Shunsui Kyōraku) "I am the final Quincy upon whom His Majesty bestowed his power. I am his ultimate creation. Closer to God than any other man. For one such as myself to be forced to open his eyes three times is tantamount to heresy."
- (To Shunsui Kyōraku) "An envoy of God knows not despair."
- (To Shunsui Kyōraku) "Do you believe this fight to be over? Do you think you can kill me? As if the Bankai of a mere Shinigami would be able to take my life!"
- (To Shunsui Kyōraku) "This is despair, Shunsui Kyōraku. Your weapons could not kill me. Even slicing my head clean off with Reiatsu could not kill me. Sinners such as yourself look on this form and see despair. I am immortal. I am invincible. I am an envoy of God, with privileges befitting of such. Faced with an envoy of God, there is nothing a sinner can hope to achieve!"
- According to Tite Kubo, the visual motifs of the Schutzstaffel are based on different eras of war: Lille is based off the modern era.
|Members||A: Yhwach (Sovereign) • Argola • Hubert • Zeidritz • Arrancar: Asguiaro Ebern • Luders Friegen|
|Schutzstaffel||A: Uryū Ishida • C: Pernida Parnkgjas • D: Askin Nakk Le Vaar • M: Gerard Valkyrie • X: Lille Barro|
|Sternritter||B: Jugram Haschwalth • E: Bambietta Basterbine • F: Äs Nödt • G: Liltotto Lamperd • H: Bazz-B • I: Cang Du • J: Quilge Opie • K: BG9 • L: PePe Waccabrada • N: Robert Accutrone • O: Driscoll Berci • P: Meninas McAllon • Q: Berenice Gabrielli • R: Jerome Guizbatt • S: Mask De Masculine • T: Candice Catnipp • U: NaNaNa Najahkoop • V: Gremmy Thoumeaux • W: Nianzol Weizol • Y: Loyd Lloyd • Y: Royd Lloyd • Z: Giselle Gewelle • Σ: Shaz Domino|
|Related||Wandenreich • Jagdarmee • Sternritter • Quincy • Arrancar|