|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, "Empty Disaster" if the kanji is literally translated) is a form of attack used by Menos, Arrancar and Visored. As a standard energy blast, it consists of firing a powerful blast of concentrated spiritual energy at the target. While in most cases it is fired from the mouth, some Arrancar and Visored are capable of firing Cero from their hands, fingers and other parts of their bodies. This often requires the user to under take 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 even come up with their own variation of Cero. The charging and firing time for Cero also varies greatly, from relatively charging fast to firing it to instantaneously fire one without much charging. Despite the damage it can cause at long range distances, Love Aikawa stated that the damage Cero cause as an explosion is more dangerous when used at close range.
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 Color||Cero Color User|
|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|
|Burnt Orange||Franceska Mila Rose|
|Green||Ulquiorra Cifer, Choe Neng Poww|
|Lime-Green||Lilynette Gingerbuck, Mashiro Kuna, Kaname Tōsen|
|Golden-Yellow||Nnoitra Gilga, Tier Harribel, Dondochakka Birstanne|
|Light Teal||Nirgge Parduoc|
|Violet||Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, Pesche Guatiche, Wonderweiss Margela, Muramasa|
|Pink||Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Cyan Sung-Sun, Szayel Aporro Granz|
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 373, pages 14
|e · d · v||Hollow|
|Arrancar:||Números · Espada · Exequias|
|Abilities:||Cero · Bala · Hierro · Negación · Garganta · Sonído · Gonzui · Pesquisa · High-Speed Regeneration|
|List:||List of Hollows · List of Arrancar · Resurrección|
|Notable Hollows:||Fishbone D · Hexapodus · Acidwire · Shrieker · Grand Fisher · The Demi-Hollow · Bulbous G · Numb Chandelier · Metastacia · Bawabawa · Runuganga · Guardian of the Forest of Menos · Zonzain · Ayon · Hooleer · Battikaroa · Michel · Tapeworm Hollow · Yosuke · White|
|Events:||Arrancar Invasion · Invasion of Hueco Mundo · White Invasion · Rise of the Vandenreich · Vandenreich vs. The Arrancar · Return to Hueco Mundo · Ayon vs. Quilge Opie|
|Places:||Hueco Mundo · Forest of Menos · Las Noches|