Szayelaporro Grantz
Szayelaporro Grantz
Race Arrancar
Birthday June 22[1]
Gender Male
Height 185 cm (6'1")[1]
Weight 67 kg (147 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Affiliation Sōsuke Aizen's Rebellion, Espada
Previous Affiliation Baraggan Louisenbairn
Profession Scientist
Position Octava (8th) Espada
Previous Position Cero (O) Espada[2]
Base of Operations Las Noches, Hueco Mundo
Personal Status
Relatives Ilfort Grantz (creation, brother)
Aspect of Death Madness
Resurrección Fornicarás
First Appearance
Manga Volume 28, Chapter 244

Szayelaporro Grantz (ザエルアポロ・グランツ, Zaeruaporo Gurantsu) was an Arrancar and a member of the Espada. He served as the Octava (8th) Espada and was Sōsuke Aizen's chief scientist.[2]


In the past, Szayelaporro Grantz was a Menos Grande who, after eating countless Hollows, became a Vasto Lorde. Even as a Hollow, he was a feared scientist that carried out many experiments, such as creating artificial Adjuchas. Because of this, he rarely entered battle, as he lost control of his power when in battle and would kill Hollows that he wanted for his experiments. He later became the chief scientist for King Baraggan Louisenbairn.[2]

When Sōsuke Aizen appeared and created the Espada, Szayelaporro was given the number 0 whenever he went wild in battle, though he held an unknown number when acting as a simple scientist. However, Szayelaporro wasn't satisfied with this station, desiring only to become the perfect being. To do so, he surmised, he would have to devolve back into an Adjuchas and evolve again. As he did so, he split from himself the undesirable portion that made him go crazy in battle, creating his brother Ilfort Grantz, who was also the first soul he ate.[2]

Upon doing so, Szayelaporro lost a considerable amount of his power and was removed from the Espada. However, he completed his experiments sometime afterwards, granting him the ability Gabriel. It was this ability that allowed him to rejoin the Espada as the Octava (8th).[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach: Official Character Book 2 MASKED
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bleach: Spirits Are Forever With You II

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