Berenice is a quincy of the Wandenreich designated by the letter "Q" - "The Question"
Berenice Gabrielli was created by Tite Kubo to serve as a secondary antagonist in his manga, Bleach. Her first appearance was during Volume 57 of Bleach, Chapter 502 as a Corpse, 散桜, and Chapter 503 in a flashback, Wrath as a Lightning.
Berenices appearance is that of a thin female of average height. Her hair is cut somewhat short and she has prominent bangs on the right side of her face that appear to be darker in colour than the rest of her hair. Her attire is a variation on the standard officer’s uniform for members of the Sternritter, consisting of a pure white hooded cloak, a pure white trench coat, and a small bolo tie around her neck. She also paints her fingernails with a single diagonal line on each nail.
Berenice first appears during the first invasion of the Soul Society by the Wandenreich. She is first shown as a corpse killed by Kenpachi but events leading p to her death are recounted by Kenpachi himself.
At some point during the first invasion, she is one of three Sternritter, along with Jerome Guizbatt and Loyd Lloyd, to engage Zaraki Kenpachi in combat. She begins to go into a long winded explanation of her powers but Kenpachi rips her throat out midsentence killing her. After Kenpachi killed the remaining Sternritter with her, he drags their corpses back to Yhwach and threw them at his feet unceremoniously while mocking their power.
Berenice is a powerful Quincy commander in the Wandenreichs Sternritter forces. Despite having very little time on panel in the manga, as a commander in the Wandenreich, Berenice can be assumed to be a very powerful Quincy specializing in ranged combat with Reishi weaponry such as bows and guns. She was also stated to have the ability to cause her opponents to question their own power and abilities sowing doubt in her opponent’s minds to lessen their effectiveness in combat.
|Blut Vene - A skill inherently known by all pure blooded Quincy. By allowing Reishi to flow through their veins, a Quincy is able to dramatically bolster their defence to levels where they are able to fend off direct attacks from a Captains Shikai. The defence is not completely absolute however, as sufficient power is able to tear through it, such as power from a Bankai or by a sufficiently powerful individual.|
|Blut Arterie - The counter to Blut Vene, a skill inherently known by all pure blooded Quincy. By flowing Reishi through their arteries‘, a Quincy is able to boost their damage potential to incredible levels. Very little else is known about this skill, but it's said to be the only way a Quincy is able to deal sufficient and decent damage to a Bankai wielding Shinigami.|
The Question – Signified by the letter “Q”, “The Question” is the special ability of Berenice Gabrielli which gives her the ability to cause self-doubt in her opponents, effectively making them less effective in combat and giving her the edge. She does this by seemingly asking them specific questions related to her ability which then has the side effect of those hearing the question to being doubting themselves. This ability was never displayed on panel and so the intricacies of it are currently unknown.
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