|not be, but be|
|Volume||Bleach: Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED|
Ulquiorra narrates his origins: He was born at the bottom of a pit without light along with many other Hollows. However, unlike they who had a black form, he was white. All he had were his eyes. He felt nothing but the "void," but could not hear, bite, smell, touch, or rest. Nothing he saw had any meaning for him and he came to believe that those things he could not see simply did not exist.
He continued to wander until he came across a conglomeration of the same quartz-like material found elsewhere in Hueco Mundo (and was, indeed, their birthplace), which he found extraordinary. Plunging himself into the structure, his mask was torn away, turning him into a naturally-formed Arrancar.
Ulquiorra then awakens from his dream, surprising Orihime Inoue, who is surprised that he (whom she refers to as "Ulquiorra-kun" ウルキオラ君), can sleep. Ulquiorra reprimands her way of calling him, firmly telling her to call him without any suffix and proceeds to reflect upon the source of his nihilism, reasserting that nothing he cannot see truly exists.
- The katakana used for "but" (バット, batto) is more commonly used to refer to a bat, which Ulquiorra resembles in his two released forms.
|Bleach manga||Shinigami Agent Arc · Soul Society Arc · Arrancar Arc · Fake Karakura Town Arc · Lost Agent Arc · Thousand-Year Blood War Arc|
|Bleach anime||Bount Arc · New Captain Shūsuke Amagai Arc · Zanpakutō Unknown Tales Arc · Gotei 13 Invading Army Arc|
|Bleach movies||Bleach: Memories of Nobody · Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion · Bleach: Fade to Black · Bleach: Hell Verse|
|Bleach one-shots||not be, but be · Burn the Witch|
|Bleach light novels||Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You · Bleach: WE DO knot ALWAYS LOVE YOU · Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World|