The Espada are the highest ranked Arrancar in Sosuke Aizens army.
The Espada are the 10 most powerful Arrancar in all of Hueco Mundo in Sosuke Aizens army , too become an Espada you must posses exceptional speed, agility and power. When you are selected to become an Espada you are branded with a tatoo of the the number 1-10 the tatoo is randomly placed on your body, from 1 being the strongest. After becoming an Espada you are able to choose an unlimited amount of Fraccion for your personal exercise. Each Espada wears the same colored clothing white with black strip's some where on there clothes, thoe the style of clothing differs on each Espada.
Fragmented mask are located on the Espada from when they were Arrancar, these mask fragment are located any where on the body from the head down, most of the masks are located on the face, nech or upper torso. Each Espada posses a Zanpakuto that they use in battle, thoe they do not like to draw there zanpakuto, like the Shinigami's bankai there zanpakuto has a release form called ressurection.
Being Aizen's most direct subordinates, the Espada are privy to several of Aizen's plans, such as his goals of destroying Karakura Town and creating the King's Key and the location of the Hogyoku within Las Noches. Aizen's respect for the Espada's abilities is reflected on his manner of addressing them, sitting at the head of the same table with them, while discussing the events.
Aizen merely treates the Espada as tools. In accordance with this, Aizen is not at all distressed over the deaths of the Espada and calmly congratulates the intruders in Las Noches for their victories against the Espada as he leaves for Karakura Town.
Grimmjow's arm was cut off as punishment by Kaname Tousen. Because of that Grimmjow was dismissed from the Espada and Luppi was then accepted in his place. Soon after, Grimmjow's lost arm was regenerated by Orihime Inoue, and Grimmjow killed Luppi to regain his spot as the sixth Espada. When Yammy use his released form his number change from 10 to Zero. Grimmjow and Tier are the only remaining members of the current Espada.
Each Espada members embody different aspect of death, which some of them are related to their power or appearances.
Represent Loneliness of death.
Represent Aging aspect of death. Fraccion:
Represent Sacrifice aspect of death. Fraccion:
Represent Nihilism of Death
Represent Despair aspect of death
Represent Destruction. Fraccion:
Represent Intoxication aspect of death
Represent Madness aspect of death
Represent Greed aspect of death
Represent Rage aspect of death
Former 3rd Espada
Former 6th Espada
Former 3rd Espada
Former 5th Espada
Former 7th Espada