The Visored asked why, since there was no Bankai that couldn’t be blocked by another and swatted the former 3rd Division captain’s blade away. [73], He is later seen jumping down from the rooftop, leaving Rangiku lying on the ground[74] and returns to Aizen's side,[75] prompting Aizen to ask him what happened to Matsumoto, to which Gin simply states he killed her. [38] [11] During one such incident, Rangiku found Gin draped in a Shinigami's shihakushō with blood on his face. [71], When Gin and Aizen arrive on the outskirts of Karakura Town, Aizen notes that it is likely to be the last time they see both Karakura Town and Soul Society. He is the captain of the 3rd Division in the Gotei 13 until he betrays Soul Society, and after that becomes a commander in Sōsuke Aizen's arrancar army. Many find his demeanor and appearance rather unsettling and there are very few who were willing to trust him even before he was revealed as a traitor. He recalls that when he was a kid people called him Template:Translation. Aizen goes on to say that when they have assembled enough Vasto Lordes, the Espada will be complete and then no one will be able to stop them. It missed the 3rd Division captain and his leutenant released his own Zanpakuto to stop her. Template:Translation: It looks like an ordinary wakizashi. Gin's feelings for Rangiku are the result of him witnessing her near death at the hands of some of Sōsuke Aizen's minions and therefore swore revenge for her. In Hueco Mundo, Gin jokingly chides Aizen over his habit of playing around with his subordinates. Momo interrupted them, who was now convinced that Hitsugaya was Aizen’s murderer, and attacked him. He notes that normally he can understand a little of what someone is thinking when crossing swords with them, such as their resolve and whether they look down on their opponent. Eventually Gin became the captain of the 3rd Division less than 49 years ago, around the same time Byakuya Kuchiki attained the rank of captain. [49] When Hinamori arrives to help Matsumoto, Aizen appears somewhat fazed by her appearance, but when Gin notes this Aizen only states that her presence won't make any difference. [65] He continues to watch as Aizen emerges with his new form. implying underlying feelings, this is one of the few times Gin doesn't smile. Ulquiorra brings the conversation back on track by asking if Gin has been moving the halls from their original positions. He released his Zanpakuto, suggesting that Izuru put some distance between himself and the fight. After Aizen explains his intent to kill Ichigo's human friends before destroying Karakura town, faking his intent to do the deal for him, Gin uses that moment to restrain his master's Zanpakutō and pierces him with his own. However he also seemed searching to be for opportunities to cause mischief with some victim and had great skill at needle threading. After saving Rangiku, Gin secretly swore revenge on Aizen. Tolu Oladele (Tolulanguy) is a writer, digital artist and influencer based in Nigeria. Gin talking with Aizen about whether he's enjoying himself]]. [5] Rangiku is the only person Gin seems to truly care about, if not love, although he seems to "disappear" often, as Rangiku puts it. He notes that normally he can understand a little of what someone is thinking when crossing swords with them, such as their resolve and whether they look down on their opponent. Rather than answer the question, Gin comments on the fact that Ulquiorra approached him at all, as he had thought that Ulquiorra hates him. Bleach Gin was among the four Bleach characters to make the top 100 list in Newtype Japan's 2007 list of the most popular anime characters. Gin is fairly ordinary in terms of clothing, and he does not wear any unique items. Gin had a habit of leaving Rangiku most of the time and not telling her where he was going. Gin was with Aizen when he received news of Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio’s death and when they were alone, the former 3rd Division Captain noted his master seemed to be enjoying himself, despite his subordinates getting killed and his enemies progressing. Byakuya states he didn't know if with Kenpachi's level he could actually kill people. Ichigo maintains his disinterest in the conversation, so Gin asks him if he knows how far his Bankai can extend. Rukia Kuchiki even said that she felt like she was being strangled by snakes whenever Gin talked. To stop them from retreating, Tessai performed Hadō #88, Hiryū Gekizoku Shinten Raihō against them, only to be countered by Aizen using Bakudō #81., Dankū, enabling their escape. [27][28], Later, a meeting of the thirteen division captains is called for him to explain his suspicious actions. Later, arriving at the scene of the battle with the others, all three wearing Reiatsu-concealing cloaks, Gin watched as Aizen cut down Isshin.