|Manga||Volume 47, Chapter 411|
|Ordinarily, the two of us make one. We're both your power.|
|— Tensa Zangetsu to Ichigo Kurosaki|
Tensa Zangetsu (天鎖斬月; Literally meaning "Heaven Chain Slaying Moon") is a manifestation of Ichigo Kurosaki's combined Quincy and Hollow powers. He is the result of the fusion between the man in black and Zangetsu while both are in the Bankai state.
The manifestation's appearance in this state is a combination of the man in black and Tensa Zangetsu; he has Tensa Zangetsu's white hair and attire, albeit with the black fur at the edges of the robe in addition to its placement on his collar and wrists, and mask remnants, but physically, he resembles the younger man in black, with his skintone. Furthermore, left of his eyes has a black sclerae with a silver iris, while the right eye is normal with a blue iris.
Tensa Zangetsu's personality appears to draw largely from the man in black's own personality, appearing to be calm and rational, yet, much like Zangetsu, he is prone to shouting. A trait shared by both of his original sources, and carried over to the merged being, is a desire to protect his wielder, Ichigo Kurosaki. By Ichigo's own statement, Tensa Zangetsu was feeling nothing but loneliness, and he was initially unwilling to teach Ichigo the Final Getsuga Tenshō.
Fake Karakura Town Arc
- Tensa Zangetsu (天鎖斬月; Literally meaning "Heaven Chain Slaying Moon"): Tensa Zangetsu wields the Zanpakutō for which he is named. Rather than the White Zangetsu used by Zangetsu himself, this Tensa Zangetsu wields a black ōdachi with a distinctive guard that is shaped like a manji.
Powers & Abilities
Spiritual Power: As a fusion of the man in black and Zangetsu, Tensa Zangetsu naturally possesses large amount of spiritual power. According to Ichigo, there is a such a difference in their powers that Tensa Zangetsu could have easily defeated him during the Jinzen training.
Enhanced Strength: Tensa Zangetsu possesses physical strength enough to snap Ichigo's own Tensa Zangetsu, a blade noted for its durability.
Zanjutsu Master: Tensa Zangetsu retains the skills of the two halves which make him whole, making him extremely proficient and dangerous with a sword. In combat against his wielder, Ichigo, Tensa Zangetsu overwhelmed him through skill with the blade alone.
The following are battles that Zangetsu has participated in directly:
- Tensa Zangetsu vs. Ichigo Kurosaki (No Outcome)