Gotei 13

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The Gotei 13 are the elite Captain and Lieutenants of the Soul Society's Soul Reaper army. Split into 13 different divisions, they keep the peace and battle the Hollows.

The Gotei 13(護廷十三隊, goteijūsantai) are the leadership of the main military force of Soul Reapers(死神, shinigami) in the realm calls the Soul Society. They were created as part of the manga BLEACH that is written and illustrated by Tite Kubo in 2001.

Summary

The Gotei 13 is the name given to the group of death gods who have obtained great power; these are commonly known as captains. The captains consist of 13 squads, each with a lieutenant and around 200-500 death god warriors. Besides the 13 squads there are also 3 special groups: the Kido corps which deals in magic conjuring, Special Forces lead by the captain of the 2nd division and dealing with spying and detention/jail, and thirdly the Scientific Bureau .

The Gotei 13 is headed by Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai, leader of the 1st division. The Gotei 13 was created to diminish hollows, a creature that eats the souls of humans.

There are three ways to become a captain of the Gotei 13; you must either be able to use Bankai, have the recommendation of 6 other captains and approval of another 3, or defeat another captain with at least 200 witnesses.

Gotei 13 Divisions

Each captain has distinct underside color on there robes, each color and who has it is on the list below.

1st Division

Division InsigniaInsignia MeaningDisivion Colour
ChrysanthemumsTruth and InnocenceDeep Purple
Captain-Commander Shunsui Kyouraku
Assumed position after the death of the previous Captain-Commader, Shigikuni Genryusai Yamamoto.
Co-Vice Captain Nanao Ise
Assumed position due to a recommendation from Shunsui Kyouraku. Sharing Vice Captain seat with Genshiro Okikiba.
Co-Vice Captain Genshiro Okikiba
Assumed position after the death of previous Vice Captain Chojiro Sasakubi. Sharing Vice Captain seat with Nanao Ise.

2nd Division

Division InsigniaInsignia MeaningDisivion Colour
Pasque FlowerSeek NothingDark Orange
Captain Sui-Feng
Assumed position after the desertation of Ex-Captain Yoruichi Shihoin.
Marechiyo Omaeda
Assumed position after the promotion of Ex-Vice Captain Sui-Feng.

3rd Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
MarigoldDespairSpring/Mint Green
Currently Vacant
Vacant after the deaths of Ex-Captains Gin Ichimaru and Rojuro Otoribashi
Vice Captain Izuru Kira
Assumed position after being promoted by Ex-Captain Gin Ichimaru
Vacant
Vacant after the assumed death of Ex-3rd Seat Riku Togakushi.

4th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
BellflowerThose Who Grieve Are LovedDusky Pink
Column HeadColumn Head
Vacant
Vacant after the death of Ex-Captain Retsu Unohana.
Vice Captain Isane Kotetsu
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promoted.
3rd Seat Yasochika Iemura
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promoted.

5th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
Lily of the ValleySacrifice, Danger, Pure Love, Humility, SweetnessPale Turquoise
Column HeadColumn Head
Captain Shinji Hirako
Reassumed position after the desertion and subsequent imprisonment of Ex-Captain Sosuke Aizen.
Vice Captain Momo Hinamori
Assumped position due to promotion of Ex-Vice Captain Gin Ichimaru, and subsequent reccomendation by Ex-Captain Sosuke Aizen.

6th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
CamelliaNoble ReasonCobalt Blue
Captain Byakuya Kuchiki
Assumed position after the retirement of his grandfather and Ex-Captain Ginrei Kuchiki.
Vice Captain Renji Abari
Assumed position through a promotion from Captain Byakuya Kuchiki.

7th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
IrisCourageDark Tan
Captain Sajin Komamura
Assumed position after the desertion of Ex-Captain Love Aikawa
Vice Captain Tetsuzaemon Iba
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promotion.

8th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
StrelitziaEverything is ObtainedRaspberry Rose
Vacant
Vacant after the promotion of previous Captain, Shunsui Kyouraku, to Captain-Commander of the 1st Division.
Vacant
Vacant after the promotion of previous Vice Captain, Nanao Ise, to Co-Vice Captain of the 1st Division.
3rd Seat Tatsufusa Enjoji
Assumed position through unknown method, likely promoted.

9th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
White PoppyOblivionTenne
Vacant
Vacant after the deaths of Ex-Captains Kaname Tosen and Kensei Muguruma
Co-Vice Captain Shuhei Hisagi
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promoted. Sharing seat with Co-Vice Captain Mashiro Kuna.
Co-Vice Captain Mashiro Kuna
Reassumed position after the reinstatement of Ex-Captain Kensei Muguruma. Sharing seat with Co-Vice Captain Shuhei Hisagi.

10th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
DaffodilMystery, EgoismDark Green
Vacant
Left vacant due to the unknown condition of current Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya.
Vacant
Left vacant due to the unknown condition of current Vice Captain Rangiku Matsumoto.

11th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
YarrowFightLavender
Captain Kenpachi Zaraki
Assumed position after killing Ex-Captain Kenpachi Kiganjo
Vacant
Left vacant due to the unknown condition of current Vice Captain Yachiru Kusajishi
3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promoted.

12th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
ThistleVengeance, Strictness, IndependenceOlive Green
Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi
Assumed position after the desertion of Ex-Captain Kisuke Urahara.
Vice Captain Nemu Kurotsuchi
Assumed position after being created by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi, to serve as his Vice Captain and adoptive daughter.
3rd Seat Akon
Assumed position due to the promotion of Ex-3rd Seat, Mayuri Kurotsuchi.

13th Division

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
SnowdropHopeMaroon
Captain Jushiro Ukitake
Assumed position through an unknown method, likely promoted.
Vice Captain Rukia Kuchiki
Assumed position after the death of Ex-Vice Captain Kaien Shiba, and subsequent reccomendation by Captain Jushiro Ukitake.
Co-3rd Seat Kiyone Kotetsu
Assumed position after the death of Ex-3rd Seat Miyako Shiba. Sharing 3rd Seat with Co-3rd Seat Sentaro Kotsubaki.
Co-3rd Seat Sentaro Kotsubaki
Assumed position after the death of Ex-3rd Seat Miyako Shiba. Sharing 3rd Seat with Co-3rd Seat Kiyone Kotetsu.

Kido Corps

No known Captain or Lieutenants.

Special Forces

Commander- Soi Fon

Captains unique Hikama-Hino color

1st Division

Yamamoto - royal purple

2nd Division

Soifon - amber

3rd Division

Ichimaru - light bluish-white

4th Division

Unohana - grayish pink

5th Division

Aizen - light green

6th Division

Kuchiki - blue

7th Division

Komamura - brownish tan

8th Division

Kyōraku - rose pink

9th Division

Tōsen - brownish orange

10th Division

Hitsugaya - dark green

11th Division

Zaraki - deep purple

12th Division

Kurotsuchi - dark greenish blue

13th Division

Ukitake - dark rose pink

General Information Edit
Concept Name Gotei 13
Japanese Name: 護廷十三隊
Romaji Name: Goteijūsantai
Aliases 13 Division Imperial Guards
13 Court Guard Squads
1st manga book: Bleach #8
1st anime episode: Bleach #20
1st anime movie: Bleach: Memories of Nobody
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