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Quilge Opie (キルゲ・オピー, Kiruge Opī) is the executive hunting captain (統括狩猟隊長, tōkatsu shuryō taichō) of the first Jagdarmee of the Wandenreich.[1][2] He is also a member of the Sternritter with the designation "J" - "The Jail", and is known as Quilge Opie of "the Jail" ("監獄" (ザ・ジェイル) のキルゲ・オピー, "Za Jeiru" no Kiruge Opī).[3]


Quilge's head is largely shaved, with a crop of black hair on top. He has round spectacles that feature an in-built two-way radio in their frame, allowing him to maintain contact with the Wandenreich's base of operations even while located within Hueco Mundo.[4] He wears a variant of the typical Wandenreich uniform with white trousers, black boots and a white top fastened by a black belt with decorative buckle. He also wears a short white cape and a white hat with a black peak and gold [5] trimming.


Quilge has a strongly authoritative personality, as shown through his command to the subjugated Arrancar to kneel in front of him.[6] As noted by his subordinates, Quilge often acts in a barbarous manner when individuals do not understand the true meaning of his words. He is also critical of the actions of his subordinates, namely when they took a long time to realize that he had been attacked by Loly and Menoly, and killing one of them for attempting to flee from battle.[7][8] Despite his casual nature, Quilge is shown as particularly unforgiving to those who show any signs of resistance. He is also highly arrogant, namely when he disparages Aizen's choice of underlings in the Espada.[9]


The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

Quilge stabs an outspoken Arrancar.

At the Jagdarmee camp in Hueco Mundo, Quilge looks on as the captives are lined up, ready for selection. After one of his subordinates tells him something, Quilge stands up and calls for the attention of his captives. He explains that they will hold a selection tournament to decide which of the captives lives, which involves him killing them one after another. If they wish to live they are to kneel and lick his boots. He stabs an Arrancar that speaks up, telling them all that they will have to undergo a further admission test after selection.

Quilge attacks and defeats Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia.

He is attacked by two of the captives and complains about how long it takes his subordinates to show concern for him. Quilge states that their swords were supposed to have been taken. Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia cast off their cloaks and introduce themselves, before being swiftly put down by Quilge, who breaks Menoly's sword in the process. He tells his subordinates to beat them but not kill them as "his majesty" wishes to collect "idiots with guts". As he talks about the quality of Aizen's Arrancar, including Harribel, he is attacked by Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose and Cyan Sung-Sun.[10]

Quilge stands over the defeated Arrancar.

As Mila Rose and Apacci argue, Sung-Sun challenges Quilge and his unit by herself, referring to her comrades as monkeys.[11] When his unit is defeated, Quilge offers them all the chance to surrender, insisting that they could work with Harribel again in their service, something they should enjoy doing. His offer serves to anger the Arrancar, who advise him not to underestimate their capabilities. Upon their decision, Quilge states that it is such a pity to have to fight them.[12] When Ichigo Kurosaki arrives, he has defeated the three Arrancar, standing over their incapacitated forms as he shows interest in the arrival of a Shinigami.[13] Quilge states that they had been told about Ichigo and that he should be dealt with quickly. As Ichigo realizes that his opponents are Quincy, Quilge confirms his suspicion and draws his blade.[14]

Quilge states his techniques are still faulty.

As they fight, Ichigo surprises Quilge by sending one of his own Heilig Pfeil back at him. After Ichigo counters more arrows with a Getsuga Tenshō, Quilge comments upon the ineffectiveness of his arrows in dealing with Ichigo and is surprised when Ichigo states Uryū Ishida's arrows are weaker than his. Refusing to divulge any more information to Ichigo, he, receiving an order from Yhwach to finish him off immediately, uses Quincy: Vollständig. As he emerges in a new angelic form, Quilge tells Ichigo that he will teach him the true power of this form. [15]

Quilge appears behind Ichigo.

Quilge commences his attack on Ichigo, claiming that he will be the one to punish him. He notices Ichigo observing his Letzt Stil and tells him that it is different, claiming that the Letzt Stil Ichigo knows of is too weak and a concept that died out 200 years ago. He explains that Sōken Ishida held on to the old Letzt Stil, but that it is as different from Vollständig as heaven and earth.

Quilge's gathered Reishi is shattered.

Ichigo cuts him off, saying that he doesn't care about the past and that he gets that Vollständig is different from Uryū's powers. He then calls Quilge's form "disgusting" and unleashes a Getsuga Tenshō on him. Quilge survives, telling Ichigo he should aim before slashing and that he has no weak points. He then declares that his form should look terrifying to a "treacherous Shinigami" and begins absorbing the Reishi from the area around him - including Orihime Inoue's Santen Kesshun. However, before he can attack, his attack is shattered from behind. When he looks to see who it is, he sees Sun-Sung, Mila Rose, and Apacci rising from the sand, having summoned Ayon.[16]

Quilge states he will kill them all.

Under the orders of the three Arrancar, Ayon attacks Quilge mercilessly.[17] Ayon eventually beats Quilge to the point where the chimeric beast breaks his neck. As soon as his body lands outside of Ayon's reach, Sung-Sun, Mila Rose, and Apacci approach him, with the latter commenting that they may have let Ayon beat him too much. Apacci compliments Quilge on his durability, surprised that Quilge's body is still whole. Quilge unexpectedly stabs her in the chest, commenting that his superiors didn't warn him about Ayon's level of power. Quilge begins to stand up and snaps his neck back into place, noting that he will have to advise his leader to adjust the strength of the Wandenreich's Blut, but before he does so, he will have to kill everyone who has stepped up to oppose him.[18]

Quilge after absorbing Ayon with Sklaverei.

He then uses his Sklaverei technique, allowing him to literally strip away the reishi components that make up Ayon's spiritual body and grafting his body parts onto him. The Tres Bestia retreat with Cyan Sung-Sun using her ability Muda to hide her comrades, Yasutora Sado, Orihime Inoue and Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck. The power proves to be ineffective against Quilge and he attacks the two Arrancar. He then sets his sights on Chad and Orihime and begins attempting to absorb them as well before he is attacked by Ichigo.[19] Quilge attempts to steal Ichigo's Bankai, but is unable to do so. As Quilge struggles to cope with Ichigo's power and speed, Ichigo asks him why he and Asguiaro Ebern wanted to seal his Bankai. Quilge declines to answer and instead mentally notes the difficulties he is having. As he refutes Ichigo's claim that the Quincy fear Bankai, Kisuke Urahara fires an energy blast which seriously wounds him.[20]

Quilge is cut down.

After Ichigo enters the Garganta, Quilge lies on the ground. However, as Ichigo reaches the end, he finds the exit sealed. Suddenly, Quilge stands up using Ransōtengai. He says that he will not allow Ichigo to go to Soul Society and will stake his life on the order Yhwach gave him. Ichigo is then entrapped in a spherical barrier as Quilge laughs wildly. He tells Ichigo that it is a pity, as he almost reached Soul Society but now will remain trapped in that cage. [21] As Ichigo tries to escape, Quilge says that it is useless. He explains that Yhwach gave him the letter J to which he then refers to himself as Quilge Opie of the Jail and tells Ichigo he will never escape. He then decides to finish everyone off before he loses the power he gained from Ayon. However, before he can do anything, he is swiftly split vertically in half by an unknown attacker.[22]


Spear: Quilge wields a spear identical to those of the other members of the First Jagdarmee. The spear itself is sharp enough to pierce through an Arrancar's Hierro with ease.[23]

Quincy Cross: Quilge carries a version of the Quincy cross that consists of five points, which is attached to the belt of his uniform so that it hangs to his left-hand side.[24]

Earpiece: Quilge's glasses bear an earpiece that allows him to hear orders from headquarters.[25]

Leiden Hant: Quilge wears a black Leiden Hant with the Wandenreich symbol on the back of the hand. He uses this to activate his Quincy: Vollständig.[26]

Medallion: Quilge possesses a round, unnamed device that is roughly the size of a person's palm and has the Wandenreich insignia etched into its surface. When activated, the device is capable of stealing a currently released Bankai in the immediate vicinity. However, when Quilge uses it on Ichigo Kurosaki, it has no effect on him.[27]

Powers & Abilities

Quilge traps Ichigo using the Jail.

The Jail (監獄 (ザ・ジェイル), Za Jeiru; Japanese for "Prison"): Quilge can fire off Reishi constructs capable of forcibly closing gateways between dimensions, as well as form Reishi cages to entrap his opponents.[28] Once a person is trapped, their presence is sealed off from the outside, their Reiatsu cannot be detected, and while the person inside can hear people via a Denreishinki, the people on the other side are unable to hear them.[29] The strength of these cages is such that not even a point-blank, Bankai-enhanced Getsuga Tenshō from Ichigo was able to break it, and they will continue to exist even if Quilge dies.[30]

Expert Swordsman: Quilge has demonstrated immense skill with his sword, easily dispatching Aizen's two subordinates, Menoly Mallia and Loly Aivirrne, in addition to swiftly defeating Harribel's three Fracciónes without getting injured.[31][32] He is also competent enough to fight on par with Ichigo Kurosaki in his Shikai state and hold his own against his Bankai, albeit with some difficulty.[33]

Enhanced Strength: Quilge has shown to possess incredible strength being able to stop one of Apacci's blades using just one hand.[34]

Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, he primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere, and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons.[35] He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi such as in Soul Society or Hueco Mundo[36][31]

  • Hirenkyaku Expert: Quilge has used Hirenkyaku effectively to move behind a powerful opponent such as Ichigo without the latter noticing.[37]
  • Blut (血装 (ブルート), burūto; German for "Blood", Japanese for "Blood Guise"): A Quincy ability that gives one inhuman defensive & offensive capability. By making Reishi flow into their blood vessels, a Quincy can increase their attack and defense power drastically. Blut is significantly dangerous, but it has one big flaw - the two forms of Blut for attack and defense work using two different Reishi systems, so they cannot be used at the same time.[38]
  • Blut Vene (静血装 (ブルート・ヴェーネ), burūto vēne; German for "Blood Vein", Japanese for "Stilled Blood Guise"): Quilge was able to both catch and hold onto the Zanpakutō of Emilou Apacci bare-handed with ease, despite it continuing to rotate at a tremendous speed.[39] He took a point-blank Getsuga Tenshō from Ichigo Kurosaki's Shikai without showing any signs of damage to his person.[40] He sustained a full on assault from the Hollow-creature Ayon which resulted in a multitude of aggravated and fatal injuries only to simply shrug it off and fix a severely broken neck by simply popping it back into place.[41] It is Quilge's only means of defending himself from an opponent whose speed surpasses his own, such as Ichigo Kurosaki.[42]
  • Blut Arterie (動血装 (ブルート・アルテリエ), burūto aruterie; German for "Blood Artery", Japanese for "Moving Blood Guise"): According to Quilge, without Blood Arterie, he could barely scratch Ichigo Kurosaki's Bankai form. It cannot be used while Blut Vene is active.[42]

Quilge continues to fight by using Ransōtengai.

  • Ransōtengai (乱装天傀, Heavenly Wild Puppet Suit; Viz "Disheveled Paradise Puppet"): This is a high level technique that allows the user to control their body parts using strings of spirit energy controlled by their brain, forming lines or strings out of Reishi. By using this technique, the user can control their body as one would a puppet, allowing them to move freely despite paralysis, broken limbs, or any other force that would impede normal movement.[43][44]

Great Spiritual Power: Quilge has sufficient spiritual power to seriously wound an Arrancar. He defeated the Tres Bestias with ease, held his own against Ichigo Kurosaki, and even severely wounded Kisuke Urahara in a surprise attack.[32][45]

Spirit Weapon

Quilge's Spirit Weapon.

Reishi Sword: Using his Quincy Cross, Quilge is able to concentrate spirit energy and particles in order to transform it into a weapon. However, unlike most other Quincy, his particular weapon manifests in the form of an ornate military saber.[31][46]

  • 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"): By materializing two extensions from the sword's guard, Quilge is capable of firing the spiritual arrows that are typical of other Quincy bows.[47] His are particularly powerful, able to generate considerable explosions upon impact. He possesses the ability to fire up to six of these arrows simultaneously. According to Ichigo, Quilge's arrows are far more powerful than Uryū Ishida's own.[48]

Quincy: Vollständig

Quilge's Quincy: Vollständig.

Biskiel (神の正義 (ビスキエル), Bisukieru; Japanese for "Justice of God"): Concealed beneath the glove of his uniform, Quilge wears a black glove with the Wandenreich symbol upon it. When this is activated, a substantial amount of Reiatsu is released, resulting in the formation of a towering column of energy that ends in a large Quincy Cross, from which Quilge emerges in the Quincy: Vollständig after the column shatters.[49]

In this form, Quilge gains various accessories made of Reishi including angelic wings, boots, gauntlets on both wrists, with a sword coming out of his right hand, a large holster across his chest and a Heiligenschein shaped like the Quincy Zeichen. The appearance of his eyes also changes dramatically.[50] Quilge claims that this form is as different from Quincy: Letzt Stil as heaven is from earth.[51]

  • Flight: Quilge is able to use the Reishi wings he has gained to fly.[52]
  • Enhanced Speed: Upon activating Biskiel, Quilge gained a large boost in speed, appearing behind Ichigo without him even seeing the movement, a remarkable feat as Ichigo has impressive reflexes.[53]
  • Complete Reishi Dominance: Quilge absorbs a large amount of Reishi at the tip of his spirit weapon to use in a powerful attack. In this form, Quilge's absorption of Reishi has exponentially increased. He was able to absorb the trees, sand, rocks, and even the buildings in Hueco Mundo, as well as Orihime Inoue's Santen Kisshun.[54]
  • Sklaverei (聖隷 (スクラヴェライ), Sukuraverai; German for "Slavery", Japanese for "Holy Slave"): This technique uses the most basic ability to gather Reishi in the most powerful way: by enslaving it. It can literally tear away the components that make up spiritual objects, such as those that make up Hueco Mundo and Soul Society, as well as the bodies of spiritual beings. When the body of a spiritual being is affected by this power, Quilge can literally assume the characteristics and associated capabilities of his victim.[55][56] However, the transformation is not permanent, as the power absorbed eventually vanishes.[57]
  • Reishi Sword: Quilge can produce a sword made entirely of Reishi from the gauntlet on his left wrist. He can use this sword for both melee attacks and to fire his Quincy arrows.[58] The sword can fire out multiple Heilig Pfeil at the same time.[59]
  • Enhanced Spiritual Awareness: Quilge is capable of sensing to a far greater level, allowing him to surpass any ability that hides one's presence if he is more powerful than the opponent in question.[60]


The Jail

Quincy Immunity: The only people that cannot be held by The Jail are fellow Quincy.[61]


  • (To Ichigo Kurosaki) "'Creepy' you say? Is that what you think... of this form of mine? That is the correct reaction. For in the eyes of any twisted and barbaric Shinigami... To face the ultimate enforcers of all that is holy and righteous... must be an abhorrent and terrifying sight indeed!!!"[62]
  • (To Orihime Inoue and Yasutora Sado) "Each time I witness my victims struggling in vain the same thought occurs to me anew."Can the death of the weak truly be so wretched a sight?" It pains me to watch. Hurry and die."[63]

Battles & Events

Quincy Blood War


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s)
Return to Hueco Mundo Chapter 487 None
Fall of the Seireitei Chapter 499 None


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Wandenreich vs. The Arrancar Chapter 487, 488 None Win
Quilge vs. Ichigo Kurosaki Chapter 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 498, 499, 500 None Loss
Quilge vs. Ayon Chapter 491, 492, 493 None Win


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 10
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 489, page 12
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, page 15
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 11
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 640, page 2
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 12
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 15
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, page 7
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 18
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 11-20
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, page 2
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 7-9
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 16-17
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 489, pages 6-11
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, pages 3-17
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 1-15
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 1-5
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 12-17
  19. Bleach Chapter 493, pages 2-14
  20. Bleach Chapter 498, pages 7-16
  21. Bleach Chapter 499, pages 11-17
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, pages 15-16
  23. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 10-12
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 16
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 13
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 11
  27. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 6-8
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, pages 14-18
  29. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, pages 5-8
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 501, pages 1-2
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 487, page 17
  32. 32.0 32.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 488, page 16
  33. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 1-6
  34. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 19-20
  35. Bleach manga; Chapter 49, page 3
  36. Bleach manga; Chapter 547, page 11
  37. Bleach manga; chapter 491, page 2
  38. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, pages 8-9
  39. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 14 & 19
  40. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 6-8
  41. Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 18-21
  42. 42.0 42.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 498, page 18
  43. Bleach manga; Chapter 124, page 4-6
  44. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 14
  45. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 13
  46. Bleach manga; Chapter 489, page 10
  47. Bleach manga; Chapter 489, page 11
  48. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 4-7
  49. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 10-12
  50. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 13-14
  51. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, page 5
  52. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, page 10
  53. Bleach manga; chapter 491, page 2
  54. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 11-15
  55. Bleach manga; Chapter 493, pages 4-6
  56. Bleach manga; Chapter 493, page 9
  57. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, page 15
  58. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 9-12
  59. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, page 13
  60. Bleach manga; Chapter 493, pages 9-10
  61. Bleach manga; Chapter 514, pages 6-7
  62. Bleach manga; Chapter 491, page 9
  63. Bleach manga; Chapter 493, page 11