- Birthday: November 11
- Height: 7'0"
- Weight: 93 kg
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Gray
- Race: Arrancar
Nnoitra is the tallest Espada, excluding Yammy (whose height varies under certain circumstances), dwarfing even Chad by at least a foot (around 30 cm). This fact is emphasized by his very thin and lanky body. His face is frequently set in a huge smile which reveals his upper teeth, similar to Shinji . His black hair hangs past his shoulders, concealing the left side of his face and a large white eye-patch with one exposed dark gray eye. The eye-patch hides his mask fragments, consisting of a small set of jawbones and teeth surrounding his Hollow hole. The tattoo signifying his rank as 5th Espada is located on his tongue. His clothing consists of a modified arrancar. jacket with an overblown spoon-like hood and an opening starting at the neckline, showing most of his midsection, and closing at his waist. He wears the standard hakama but the ends of his pant legs close inside extended and curved boots. When he was the 8th Espada, Nnoitra's hair was shorter and messier, he lacked the spoon hood, and he wore his jacket's collar upturned.
Nnoitra is perverted and despicable. He is willing to attack both Ichigo and Grimmjow when they were injured. Also, he hates people interfering in his matches.Nnoitra's idea of a fulfilling end to his life would be to die on his own two feet while drowning on his own blood. He is willing to resort to underhanded means to win and hates people for not killing him as he believes that they do not treat him as equals. He is probably the profane character in the series, he curses more then Grimmjow or any other character for that matter. His overall goal is to prove himself to be the absolute strongest of the Espada, not wishing to waste his time killing those he dubs "weak". However, he has no qualms attacking stronger opponents who are already injured. In his later moments during his battle with Kenpachi, he begins to show signs of weakness and desperation, and becomes increasingly frustrated over his inability to overcome the powerful Captain. This stems from an inferiority complex he developed while serving as 8th Espada, due to his apparent inability to beat his opponents. Whenever his opponents refuse to kill him during a battle, particularly Kenpachi and Nelliel, Nnoitra takes it as a direct affront to his pride, because in his mind, neither Nelliel nor Kenpachi seem to think of him as their equal or superior. This shows a more honorable side of him as even he wishes to be treated as equally as every other opponent he has treated. Ironically, he treated virtually everyone of his opponents the same way, unfairly and through dishonorable methods. He also does not hesitate to use any means - even unfair ones - in order to prove his superiority in the battlefield.
Nnoitra used to be the former 8th Espada and was very proud. He couldn't handle the fact that a woman (Nelliel Tu Oderschvank) had a higher position than him. He worked together with the current 8th Espada Szayel Aporro Granz to attempt to kill Neliel. He managed to strike her, but the blow didn't kill her. Instead it released a majority of her spiritual energy and left her in a child-like state with amnesia. Seeing as she isn't a threat anymore, he let her live.
Nnoitra's is first seen during the creation of Wonderwiess ; he is shown with his back facing Uqluiorra and Yammy as Aizen explains to the Espada present the process of awakening the Hogyoku from its inert state.
Hueco Mundo Arc
Nnoitra is seen talking with Ulquiorra Schiffer about the fate of Orihime Inoue. He is later seen confronting Yasutora Sado, right after the latter had defeated Gantenbeinne. Chad tries to attack Nnoitra only to discover the gap in power. Nnoitra easily dispatches Chad. Nnoitra later appears after the battle between Grimmjow and Ichigo, he fights a weakened Ichigo and was about to land the finishing blow, when Nel Tu who was really Neliel stepped in. After seeing Ichigo in danger Nel became Neliel again to protect him. Nnoitra battles Neliel and the gap in power between them was still very big. She managed to overpower him and just when she was about to finish Nnoitra, she reverted back into her child-like form. Nnoitra takes advantage of this and knocks Nel away, after that Ichigo attempts to attack Nnoitra only to be beaten. Nnoitra's fraccion takes it over and starts beating up Ichigo, just when he was about to finish Ichigo off, Zaraki stepped in.
Nnoitra and Zaraki battle. Nnoitra first has the upper hand, but the tables soon turn. Both fighters manage to hurt each other quite badly. After Zaraki reveals his eyepacth as a handicap, Nnoitra releases his Zanpakutou. Nnoitra cuts Kanpachi down, only for him to stand up moments later and cut two of Nnoitra’s arms off. Nnoitra shows Kenpachi his ability to regenerate and attacks him again, this doesn’t stop him and the fight continues. After a while Kenpachi realizes he could actually die and uses a kendo Techniques he was taught in the academy. As a result Nnoitra is critically wounded, but not dead.
Nnoitra screams at Kenpachi to finish him off, Kenpachi unwilling to give Nnoitra the finishing blow sparks Nnoitra's anger, and he briefly remembers a similar incident between him and Nel Tu where she was unwilling to finish him off. Nnoitra's anger finally reaches its peak and he charges straight at Kenpachi, only to be cut down for good. He locks eyes with Nel one last time before he falls to the ground. He remembers his past with Nel and dies on his own two feet before his body touches the ground.
Powers & Abilities
Cero: Nnoitras cero is unqiue color of gold and it is shot from his tongue not his hands.
Immense Spiritual Pressure - As the fifth Espada, he contains enough spiritual power to go toe to toe with Kenpachi who is known for his powerful spiritual pressure.
Hierro: Like all Arrancar, Nnoitra has standard Hollow powers. Nnoitra claims to have the strongest Hierro of all the Espada. It took Kenpachi a few tries before he could actually injure him.
He also has a unique way of sensing someones power, he touches the ground and sends out a gold line of energy that touches the opponent and gives him an exact level of that persons power.
Weapon Genration: Nnoitra can grow new weapons if they are destoyed or if he loses them.
Enhanced Abilities: Nnoitra's natural attributes are enhanced and he gains the ability to superhumanly fast regenerate, thereby healing wounds and even severed limbs.
Sonido : Nnoitra has been shown using it in battle, but his skill level with the technique is unknown. He is fast enough to overwhelm a battle-worn Ichigo using his Bankai.
Santa Teresa (spanish for "Mantis religiosa," Japanese for "Sacred Crying Mantis")
- The unreleased form takes the shape of 2 crescent moon shapes fused at the back to make it look like and axe almost. There is a chain attached to the end of it so that Nnoita can use it for ranged attacks.
- Resurrection: Santa Teresa is activated by the command Pray. After releasing Nnoitra gains an extra set of arm with the third set hidden so he can surprise attack his oppenent, with each arm gaining a large scythe-like weapon as well. The weapons are used by him to both defend and then rapidly attack his opponent. Nnoitra can grow new weapons and arms when he wants to. In this form Nnoitra's natural attributes are enhanced and he gains the ability to superhumanly fast regenerate, thereby healing wounds and even severed limbs.