|Spanish||To Tear Off|
Arrancar can be created both naturally and artificially. The artificial Arrancar created by Sōsuke Aizen are stronger than those who came before them. The process of creating an Arrancar is known as Shinigamification (死神化 (しにがみか), Shinigamika; Literally meaning "Death God Transformation"), as the Hollow in question is shedding its mask to gain Shinigami powers.
Arrancar are distinguished from ordinary Hollows by their cracked masks and humanlike form. Like Hollows, they have a Hollow hole, though the holes that appear on Arrancar, and where they appear specifically, represent a deficiency in their soul that is difficult to fill.