|Choe Neng Poww|
|Height||391cm (12 ft 8)|
|Weight||506kg (1116 lb)|
|Previous Affiliation||Aizen's Arrancar Army|
|Previous Occupation||Baraggan Louisenbairn's Fracción|
|Previous Partner||Baraggan Louisenbairn, Ggio Vega, Abirama Redder, Findorr Calius , Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Nirgge Parduoc|
|Base of Operations||Las Noches, Hueco Mundo|
|Manga||Volume 37, Chapter 318|
|Video Game||Bleach: Soul Carnival 2|
Poww is an Arrancar with light green eyes and a dark brown hair. He is an extremely large Arrancar, being 391 cm tall. His Hollow hole is not visible, but his mask remnants consist of a large plate across his chin with two horn-like appendages. He also has two green triangle-like lines running through each of his cheeks that form inner circles. His hairstyle is that of a Medieval monk.
Poww wears the standard white Arrancar uniform, but it is customized to look like a Chinese garb with long sleeves that expose his very large hands. He wears a default hakama like all other Arrancar and his sandals are similar to Ggio Vega's, resembling traditional martial arts training shoes.
Despite his massive size, Poww displays a calm, contemplative, and serious personality and rarely speaks. However, he can be arrogant and overconfident, as evidenced when he defeated Ikkaku Madarame in battle, and laughing after Komamura threw him in his released form. He often insults his opponents' appearance, commenting on Ikkaku's baldness and Komamura's appearance in being an anthropomorphic canine. Like his fellow Fracción, he holds his master in high regard, calling him his "god" and praying to him before battle.
Fake Karakura Town arc
He is the first of Baraggan's Fracción to be seen, standing directly behind Baraggan as a Garganta is opened at the Fake Karakura Town. He, along with Baraggan and the rest of his Fracción, is summoned by Sōsuke Aizen to the fake town to do battle with the Gotei 13. However, once Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen are trapped in Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's Shikai, Baraggan himself decides to give all the orders on dispatching Gotei 13. Afterwards, Poww and the rest of Baraggan's Fracción pull out a throne for him to sit upon.
After discovering that four pillars are keeping the Real Karakura Town in Soul Society, Baraggan sends four members of his Fracción, including Poww, to each pillar to destroy them, stating that if Gotei 13 is going to guard them using ants, he'll just have to "send dragons to crush them."
Poww is sent to do battle with Ikkaku Madarame. He and Ikkaku briefly converse before beginning their battle, with him questioning Ikakku if the Shinigami have a god. Ikkaku admits that he "hasn't prayed much" and agrees to pray to his god. At the end of the battle, Poww is Baraggan's only Fracción who achieves his purpose, destroying one of the pillars after he defeated Ikkaku.
Assuming Ikkaku's death, Poww wonders if his opponent had any special abilities left to show him. Ikkaku surprisingly gets back on his feet and is immediately given an ultimatum by Poww to either show him his hidden power or die. As Ikkaku denies having any hidden power left, Poww prepares to finish him off. But before he could do so, Poww is stopped by the timely arrival of 7th Division Captain Sajin Komamura, who catches him off guard by punching him into a wall. Poww immediately gets up, however, and belittles Komamura in being an animal. He responds to Komamura's attack by delivering a "real punch" back at him, sending the 7th Division Captain flying. Following the attack, Poww releases his Zanpakutō, calling it the "best punch."
As Poww prepares to crush 7th Division Lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba, who carries Ikkaku on his back, Komamura retaliates by blocking his punch and throwing him over his head into the ground. Although unscathed, he admits that the captain did surprise him; so surprised, he could "yawn" (which is actually a preparation in building up a Cero in his mouth). To counter Poww's attack, Komamura calmly releases his Bankai, halting the Arrancar's tracks. Shocked, Poww asks who he is and prepares to crush him. The 7th Division Captain reveals his identity to the Arrancar and intercepts the former's attack with his Bankai's massive sword, killing Poww in the process.
Powers & Abilities
Enhanced Strength: Due to his immense size, Poww has incredible physical strength. His hits contain tremendous power as he was able to send Komamura, the largest captain in the Gotei 13, flying for several miles with just a single punch, and even claims it wasn't his best.
Cero: Like many Arrancar, Poww can use Cero. He gathers green spiritual energy in his mouth and fires it with tremendous firepower, which is potent enough to injure Ikkaku Madarame. In his released state, his Cero becomes presumably more powerful, but not powerful enough to do any visible damage to Sajin Komamura's Bankai.
Calderón (巨腕鯨 (カルデロン), Karuderon; Spanish for "Pilot Whale", Japanese for "Giant-Armed Whale"): In its unreleased state, it takes the form of a wakizashi (which resembles more a pocket knife in proportion to the massive Arrancar's size) up in his sleeve.. The sword has a light-purple handle and sheath with guard shaped like a half-oval on each side. After Poww completely unsheathes his Zanpakutō, it seems to grow to a fully-sized katana, with the hilt growing long enough for him to hold it like a normal sword.
- Resurrección: Its release command is Breathe (気吹け, ibuke). When releasing his Zanpakutō, Poww holds up his Zanpakutō horizontally and calls out its release command; The blade of his Zanpakutō glows, then it dissolves. During his release, Poww's whole body begins to swell rapidly as he balloons into a gigantic creature that is roughly the size of a Gillian-class Menos with a tear-shaped body and stature similar to that of an ape, further giving highlight to his size. His Hollow mask fragments disappear, which is replaced by a huge striped sac covering his chin and extending through his chest (resembling the inflatable throat of a baleen whale), while his arms and legs are covered with large black bands. His mouth becomes much larger, as evidenced when he begins to charge a Cero. This form appears to tire him out quickly due to his dense weight, and he is reluctant to use it unless Baraggan orders him to do so.
- Resurrección Special Ability:
- Enhanced Strength: He claims that the true power of his already strong punches is manifested in this form. As Poww's power is already powerful enough to blow Komamura away in his sealed state, Iba immediately flees from him, knowing he wouldn't stand a better chance against the giant Arrancar. Poww does have a limit to his power, as he is easily killed by Komamura.
- Poww's full name wasn't revealed in the manga; He was just introduced as "Pō".
- Poww's Arrancar number is stated to be 32 in the between chapter sketches in Volume 38. The more recent UNMASKED character book identifies him as Arrancar 25.
- Poww's fight with Komamura is significantly altered in the anime. As Poww fires his "yawned-Cero", Komamura's Bankai deflects it with its sword. Poww attempts to punch it, but his three blows are blocked and his fourth attack is countered by a punch. Upon recovery, Poww grapples with it and fires a Cero. Komamura's Bankai forces the Cero down on Poww's throat, bringing him to his knees. In disbelief, Poww asks the same question, but doesn't attack Komamura due to the damage that he sustained. Komamura gives the same answer and slays Poww the same way he did in the manga.
- (To Ikkaku Madarame) "I see. Then there's no problem. Our god and king knows full well that you're no match for me."
- (Referring to a defeated Ikkaku) "It seemed as though this cue ball was still hiding some power...too bad that he's dead."
- (To Ikkaku Madarame) "How convenient. If you're alive then bring out the power you're hiding. Bring it out. Say "I will." Or you're going to die."
- (To Sajin Komamura) "That was really something, Shinigami...or are you a dog? Anyway that was a nice punch...but it was not a "real punch"."
- "So heavy. So tired. But that cannot be helped, either. For these are Baraggan-sama's...ORDERS!"
|Tier Harribel||Emilou Apacci • Franceska Mila Rose • Cyan Sung-Sun|
|Baraggan Louisenbairn||Abirama Redder • Charlotte Chuhlhourne • Findorr Calius • Ggio Vega • Choe Neng Poww • Nirgge Parduoc|
|Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck||Pesche Guatiche • Dondochakka Birstanne|
|Nnoitra Gilga||Tesra Lindocruz|
|Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez||Shawlong Kūfang • Edrad Liones • Nakeem Grindina • Yylfordt Granz • Di Roy Rinker|
|Szayel Aporro Granz||Lumina • Verona • Medazeppi|
|Non-Fracción||Aldegor • Aisslinger Wernarr • Demoura Zodd • Hammerhead Arrancar • Kukkapūro • Lilynette Gingerbuck (Pre-Release) • Loly Aivirrne • Menis • Menoly Mallia • Patros • Rudbornn Chelute • Unnamed Female Arrancar • Wonderweiss Margela|