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Luders Friegen (リューダース・フリーゲン, Ryūdāsu Furīgen) is an Arrancar[1] soldier in service to the Wandenreich.


Luders' attire consists of a long, white robe, over which he wears a waist-length white robe which feature a white hood with black face mask and epaulettes. A thin black sash goes from the left epaulette to the right side of his waist. He wears white boots. His eyebrows and hair are black and long on the right while white, kept short, and braided on the left. His hair reaches down to his shoulders on the right side. He has a series of circular silver piercings on his face above and below his eyes.[2]


Luders has a very audacious temperament, remaining undaunted when informing Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto of the Wandenreich's declaration of war upon the Gotei 13.[3] He is particularly condescending toward fellow Wandenreich member Asguiaro Ebern, saying Ebern should bow before him and mocking his impudence when Ebern counters.[4] Luders is completely submissive to Yhwach and speaks very respectfully to him.[5]


Two days before attacking Soul Society, Luders inspected the route which was going to be used to break into the Seireitei and reported Soul Society would lose its balance of souls with the Human World in the near future at the current rate.[6]


The Thousand-Year Blood War arc[]

482Rise of the Wandenreich

Luders and six other Wandenreich members confront Yamamoto.

Luders leads six masked members of the Wandenreich to the Seireitei, where they interrupt a Shinigami who is reporting to Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto and leave the messenger lying in a pool of their own blood. When Yamamoto demands to know who they are, Luders greets him and informs him they are there to declare war on the Gotei 13.[7] When Luders questions the level of security in Yamamoto's chamber, Yamamoto tells Luders he himself is the best security there is. When 1st Division Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe is propelled across the room by a large arrow, Luders tells Yamamoto to praise Chōjirō for showing him what his fate will be and states Soul Society will be destroyed in five days by the Wandenreich after fighting and sacrificing everything.[8]


Luders' arm is severed.

As Yamamoto attacks them, the group leaves, disappearing from the Seireitei before Yamamoto's flames fade. Returning to their base, Luders and the group find an injured Asguiaro Ebern bowing. Commenting on Ebern's injuries, Luders says it is admirable for Ebern to bow to him. As the pair bicker over Luders' comments, Yhwach severs Luders' arm and says he dislikes arguments.[9]


Luders is killed before Ebern's eyes.

Struggling to his knees, Luders declines Yhwach's offer to allow him to lay down before him.[10] When Luders states five days are required for both them and Soul Society to prepare for the battle, Yhwach asks him if he is a prophet. When Luders denies this, Yhwach asks him why he is talking about the future. Before Luders can answer, Yhwach kills him with a wave of his hand.[11]

Powers & Abilities[]

Shadow: A skill of teleportation used by members of the Wandenreich, stated to be available only to the "chosen ones".[12]


Resurrección: Not Revealed

Spirit Weapon[]

Not Revealed


  • While Luders has white hair on one side in the manga, in the anime it's depicted as grey. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 484, pages 4-6 & 14-17
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 482; page 17
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 484; page 14
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 485; page 2
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 485, page 12
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 482; pages 15-17
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 483, pages 2-4 & 17-18
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 484, pages 4-6 & 14-17
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 485, pages 1-2
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 485, pages 12-14
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 484, page 4