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The Pícaro (ピカロ, Pikaro; Spanish for "Rogue/Rascal") are a collective of childlike Arrancar that split off from a single Hollow. Sharing the same powers, they were once considered an Espada before being demoted to Privaron Espada.[1]

Appearance

The Pícaro consist of 200 different child-like Arrancar. Aside from their tattered cloaks, they differ greatly in appearance from each other. Notably, the one that acts as the leader has headphone-like mask fragments and typically sports a bored expression.[1]

Personality

Due to being a collective of Arrancar children, the Pícaro fittingly have a very childish mindset. They prefer to "play" with others over hurting or eating them, though in the Pícaro's mindset, chasing unwilling victims and blasting them with Cero is the equivalent of "playing" with them. This does make it easiy to convince them into cooperation by promising to play with them later on, as Yachiru Kusajishi did.

Likewise, in their childish innocence, the Pícaro are noted not to see the world as "Hollows versus Shinigami", but rather as "good people versus bad people", and therefore refrain from eating "good people". Indeed, the Pícaro would much sooner choose to help a "good" Shinigami over a "bad" Hollow. Because of this, and Don Kanonji's kindness towards them, the Pícaro helped Kanonji defeat Sōya Azashiro as "Karakura White".

History

The Pícaro were once a group of Human children who were abandoned and left to die of starvation. The children became Hollows and eventually these Hollows merged together into a single Gillian, who started to feel lonely and guilty due to devouring the others. After evolving into an Adjuchas, the Hollow went to look for other deceased children to have company, turning them into Hollows and either feeding them parts of itself or assimilating them.[1]

During Baraggan Louisenbairn's reign, the Pícaro were allowed to roam free across the worlds, and when Sōsuke Aizen took over, he named them an Espada. At some point, they planned to save Yūichi Shibata from Shrieker to add the deceased child to their collective, but were disappointed to find out a Shinigami had already performed Konsō on him.[1]

After they were demoted to Privaron Espada, Aizen tasked Runuganga to keep the Pícaro inside Las Noches in order to prevent them from causing too much trouble in the Human World.[1]

Plot

Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You

Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World

Powers & Abilities

Great Spiritual Power: As a former Espada member, the Pícaro are collectively very powerful, enough to be considered a threat to Números such as Pesche Guatiche and Dondochakka Birstanne.[1]

Power Sharing & Distribution: The Pícaro share the same amount of Reiryoku amongst their collective. If any member of the Pícaro is at risk of dying, the others pour a greater amount of Reiryoku towards that indidvidual to help them survive. Mayuri Kurotsuchi speculates that the Reiryoku is distributed through sound frequencies that average beings cannot hear.[2]

Cero: Each member of the Pícaro is able to fire a powerful Cero, strong enough that the Pícaro believed it could vaporize Arrancar such as Pesche and Dondochakka. The true danger of their Cero lies in the fact that all of the Pícaro members can fire Cero simultaneously, during which they have enough power to blow a large crater in the desert of Hueco Mundo.[1]

Pesquisa: The Arrancar ability to sense spiritual energy. The Pícaro mostly use this technique to find new victims to "play" with.[1]

Descorrer (解空 (デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void"): A technique used by Arrancar, and sometimes others, to open a Garganta between the Human World and Hueco Mundo.[1]

Bala: This technique hardens the user's spiritual pressure and fires it like a bullet from their fist.[3]

Zanpakutō

Langosta Migratoria released.

Langosta Migratoria (戯擬軍翅 (ランゴスタ・ミグラトリア), Rangosuta Miguratoria; Spanish for "Migratory Locust", Japanese for "Playful Mock-Army of Wings")[2]

  • Resurrección: Langosta Migratoria's release command is "Play" (遊べ, asobe). Upon release, all members of the Pícaro grow transparent wings.[2]
Resurrección Special Ability: In their Resurrección, the Pícaro's ability to share power through sound frequencies is greatly increased, to the point that, mentally, they become more in-tune with each other, almost as if sharing a single consciousness.[2]
  • Enhanced Spiritual Power: While in their released form, the Pícaro's Reiatsu is noted to increase significantly. The more Pícaro are in one place, the stronger their collective becomes.[2]
  • Razor Winds: While in their released form, the Pícaro can use their wings to generate razor blades made of wind that can significantly injure numerous Shinigami soldiers.[2] (Unnamed)
  • Chuchería (菓菓楽土 (チュッチェリア), Chutcheria; Spanish for "Candy", Japanese for "Candy Paradise"): The Pícaro's strongest abililty; formed by focusing their "exchange of sounds", Chuchería generates a miniature black hole that sucks in all nearby Reishi.[2]

Appearances in Other Media

Novel Appearances
Letters From The Other Side
The Honey Dish Rhapsody
Spirits Are Forever With You
The Death Save The Strawberry
WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU
Can't Fear Your Own World
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

Promotional artwork of Pícaro fighting alongside Don Kanonji in Bleach: Brave Souls.

  • Pícaro is playable in Bleach: Brave Souls alongside Don Kanonji as part of the Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You promotional event. In this form, Pícaro and Don Kanonji are a ranged strong attack unit with the "Mind" Attribute and the "Hollow Killer" and "Arrancar Killer" abilities with a chance to inflict Lacerate with every attack other than their special. They have three Innate Abilities built in at ★5: "Party Recover 20% Stamina", "Read Hollow Dodges" and "Freeze Duration -100%", and their unlockable skills are "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +2 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy", "Guard Break", "Havoc +20%", "Increased Status Ailment Chance Against Heart Attribute Hollows & Arrancars +10%", and "Sprinter +1", while their Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; their Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Focus +30", while their Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Strong Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +20%" at level 10.. Pícaro and Don Kanonji's special is Hero's Conviction (ヒーローの信念, Hīrō no Shinnen), where Pícaro declares that they have found an evildoer as Don Kanonji jumps out of his car and fires a Kanonji-Style Final Super Attack: Kanonball, debuffing nearby enemies while inflicting immense damage and Burn.


Battles & Events

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Bleach novel; Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You Part I
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Bleach novel; Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You Part II
  3. Bleach novel; Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, Epilogue

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