- [[Gillian (Anime}|Anime]]
Gillian (最下大虚 (ギリアン), girian; Japanese for "Lowest Great Hollow"), also known as Menos Grande (大虚 (メノスグランデ), menosu gurande; Spanish for "Less Big" or "Big Minus", Japanese for "Great Hollow"), are a cannibalistic sub-species of Hollows and the lowest level of Menos.
Gillians are formed when a Hollow's hunger becomes so insatiable that it can no longer sustain itself on Human Souls. In order to fill the growing void in their souls, these new cannibalistic Hollow congregate and eat one another until a Menos Grande is formed with a large body and tremendous spiritual energy. The melding of these souls causes them to loose their individuality, rendering them slow and stupid.
However, occasionally a Gillian will retain the individuality of one of the many personalities that make it up. These Gillians have unique masks that differentiate them from the usual members of their sub-species. It is these Gillians that will continue to consume other Gillians, allowing for further evolution.
- A discrepancy exists with the description of a Gillian: When Rukia Kuchiki first explains the Menos Grande, she claims that only the Royal Guard can take care of them. However, later, Tōshiro Hitsugaya claims that a Captain-level Shinigami can deal with them with ease.
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