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Last edited on March 23, 2014
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Rōmaji sero
Kanji 虚閃
Technique Type Hollow Technique
User Hollow, Arrancar, Visored

Cero (虚閃 (セロ), Sero; Spanish for "Zero", Japanese for "Hollow Flash", Doom Blast in the Viz translation, literally "Empty Disaster") is an attack used by Menos, Arrancar, and Visored.


The practitioner fires a powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy at the target. While in most cases it is fired from the mouth, some Arrancar and Visored can fire Cero from their hands, fingers, and other parts of their bodies. This often requires the user to take on a specific pose, with Coyote Starrk being the only exception.

The power, force, speed, and blast area of the Cero is dependent on the strength, spiritual power, and sometimes skill of the user (i.e., the stronger the user, the stronger the attack), and there are some Arrancar who have come up with their own variation of Cero. The charging and firing time for Cero varies greatly, from charging relatively fast to firing it to instantaneously firing one without much charging. Despite the damage it can cause at long range distances, Love Aikawa states the damage which a Cero causes as an explosion is more dangerous when used at close range.[1]

Cero Color Variations

Most Cero are a crimson color when used by Hollows, Visored or Arrancar. While most Cero are commonly crimson, several Arrancar have shown various colors.

Cero Colors
Color Users Picture
Crimson Hollow Ichigo, Shinji Hirako, Hiyori Sarugaki, Yammy Llargo, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Emilou Apacci, Hammerhead Arrancar, Battikaroa, Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio, Ayon, Michel, Guardian of the Forest of Menos
Ichigo - Hollow Form Cero
Magenta Ggio Vega
Indigo Findorr Calius
Burnt Orange Franceska Mila Rose
Green Ulquiorra Cifer, Choe Neng Poww
Lime-Green Lilynette Gingerbuck, Mashiro Kuna, Kaname Tōsen
Lilynette cero
Golden-Yellow Nnoitra Gilga, Tier Harribel, Dondochakka Birstanne
Harribel Cero (anime)
Light Teal Nirgge Parduoc
Nirgge cero
Blue Coyote Starrk
Starrk shoots Kyoraku
Violet Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, Pesche Guatiche, Wonderweiss Margela, Muramasa
Wonderweiss Cero
Pink Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Cyan Sung-Sun, Szayelaporro Granz


In addition to the regular Cero, some Arrancar can use unique variations of the technique.

Cero Variations
Variation User Picture
Cero Doble Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck
Nel Cero Doble
Cero Córnea Tesra Lindocruz
Cero Sincrético Pesche Guatiche, Dondochakka Birstanne
Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Final Holy Wonderful Pretty Super Magnum Sexy Sexy Glamorous Cero Charlotte Chuhlhourne
Gran Rey Cero The Espada
Cero Oscuras Ulquiorra Cifer
Cero Metralleta Coyote Starrk
Mashiro Super Cero Mashiro Kuna
La Mirada Kaname Tōsen


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 373, pages 14