A Doll (ドール, dōru) is the main weapon of the Bount.
A Doll is a representation of the power within a Bount similar to how a Zanpakutō is the physical representation of the power within a Shinigami but with many differences. This is due to the original experiment, that resulted in the accident that caused the creation of Bounts, using Shinigami Souls as a base for creation of artificial Souls. Initially, the Doll is dormant inside the Bount and can only be summoned and then controlled when they are ready to wield the Dolls powers. Some Dolls were naturally manifested by their owners while others had to be summoned using either a special ritual or a special amulet designed by Ran'Tao. When not in use or in combat, each Doll is usually sealed within a specific object that is often unique to the individual wielding it. When a Bount calls upon its Doll to release its power, they use the phrase "Zeige Dich" which is a German phrase meaning "Show yourself" and then call out their respective Doll's name.
Bounts and their Dolls mostly have a relationship that is akin to masters and their slaves but the relationship is tenuous at best. If the Doll that has been summoned senses that its creator is not strong enough to wield its power then it will turn on the Bount and kill them. Also, if a Bount is severely injured or weakened, a Doll can turn on them and destroy both their masters and themselves during a battle. This is also true if the Doll is injured enough in battle as well, they can go berserk and attack their masters, killing both of them in the process. When the seal of the Doll is destroyed it can kill both the Doll and the Bount that controls it so in a sense, both Doll and Bount are reliant on one another. However, some Bounts and their Dolls have developed a deeper level of respect for each other than most and even when either party is injured greatly, will continue to fight on, together, despite their injuries, even if their seal is destroyed.
Each Doll is unique to its user and has its own unique seal depending on the Bount that wields it. Some Bounts, if powerful enough, have the ability to merge with their Dolls thus turning themselves into the seal for their Doll. Doing so, drastically changes the appearance of the Bount in question but also greatly enhances the ability of both the Bount and the Doll by creating a stronger being. While many Dolls are dormant in their sealed state, some are never fully sealed and their nature allows them to remain functional while not actively utilising their special abilities in combat. Most Dolls act and attack independently of their Bount masters but some are quite versatile in that, despite being able to do this, they can morph themselves into weapons, and shields, that can be used by their masters in combat. Some Dolls exist as specialised weapons and must rely on their Bount counterpart in order to wield them in combat or initiate any special abilities that they may possess.
There are several ways to summon a Doll that depend on each and every situation. Some Bount were strong enough to summon their Doll naturally without any aid from outside sources. Despite the creation of the Bounts being an accident, Ran'Tao was able to study them and their inherent abilities and was able to develop an amulet device that can be used to both draw out the power of a Bount or temporarily hinder it. Jin Kariya, who was already recognised as a child prodigy within Bount society, used the amulet that Ran'Tao gave him and was able to simultaneously summon his Doll Messer and to fuse it to himself, thus allowing him to use its powers without having to release it.
Learning from his experiences with Ran'Tao, Kariya decided to find another way to summon Dolls for those Bount who were "alone". He enlisted the aid of Ugaki, spending years researching and was finally able to develop a ritual that would allow a Bount to summon a Doll on their own initiative if they felt ready. The ritual required the use of a table with a Bount Crest, a large candle surrounded by six smaller candles as a point of focus. The Bount must then use several ingredients that include Sulfur; Phosphorus; Carbon; Water; Fat; Magnesium and Lime and incite a chant to complete the ritual. The Doll is then born within the flames of the centre candle before being fully summoned into the world. After this process, the Doll can be tired and desire rest.
Bitto (ビット) are a unique form of Dolls created by Jin Kariya and Ugaki. The Bitto are mosquito-like beings which drain the souls from Humans and condense the energy into a purified liquid for the Bount to drink. They even produce a useful vial in their sacs to store the elixir, which takes the form of a red, glowing, blood-like liquid. After the soul elixir has been ingested, the Bount who took it immediately experiences the effects, with veins popping from their skin. However, should the liquid be left unconsumed, the soul would turn rancid and become like poison. Kariya created the Bitto by sacrificing Yoshino Sōma, the only Bount able to reproduce, in an elaborate ritual, producing a large swarm of them.
List of Dolls
|Messer||Jin Kariya||Kariya's doll has the ability to manipulate wind. Kariya merged with his doll, allowing him to control it without releasing it into its true form. While in its true form, Kariya can move the wind at high speeds in order to generate lightning. Messer also gives Kariya the ability to move at high speeds, similar to Flash Step. Its sealed form is Kariya's body.|
|Dalk||Gō Koga||Dalk is able to manipulate its metallic body to create weaponry. In the Doll's spider form, it can make webs to trap her opponents, making it easier for it to attack, or possibly kill the one fighting the Doll. Its sealed form is a metal sphere.|
|Waineton||Cain||Not much is known about Cain's doll, as it barely made an appearance. Cain was a Bount that started off without a Doll (like all the other Bounts). But once he summoned his Doll, it killed him because the Doll saw his lack in power. The only ability shown by the Doll, was his larger form. The Doll's larger form looks to be a mantis-like creature.|
|Guhl and Günther||Hō and Ban||These twin Dolls are the smallest among the Bounts, as the Dolls themselves are bottle caps. Despite the Dolls' small size, they have great power, as their power is to manipulate water, making its power source nearly unlimited. They can wrap themselves around their opponents in order to drown them, or even flood a person's body, killing them from the inside out. Their sealed forms are caps on water bottles.|
|Fried||Ryō Utagawa||Fried takes the form of a golden snake with black stripes and green eye when unsealed. Its powers allow Ryō to turn whatever Fried touches or sees into a snake. Ryō can also intercept Flash Steps, through a barrier called Snake Net. Once the technique is activated, if something is seen as a threat to Ryō through Fried, it will be attacked no matter where the threat runs to by snakes emerging from the ground. Its sealed form is a gold pocket watch.|
|Ritz||Mabashi||Ritz is a small little doll with great power. This doll has the ability to possess her opponent. As shown in Mabashi's battle with Kurōdo, Rukia, and Orihime, once Rukia was possessed, she couldn't hear, and had no control over her actions. Mabashi and Ritz also had complete dominance over her abilities. Its sealed form is a seed.|
|Baura||Sawatari||Baura has a whale-like appearance. Sawatari sits on top of Baura. Baura calls his owner "boss." The Doll's stomach is an alternate dimension, and whomever is eaten by Baura, the person will die if they stay in there for too long, giving Sawatari and Baura power.|
|Gesell||Ugaki||Gesell is a huge, eyeless monster. It has the ability to manifest many melee weapons from its limbs.The monster can see through the eyes that generate light, as his master does through his glasses. It is controlled by Ugaki through a deck of cards. Whatever is shown on a card Ugaki plays, appears within the shadow of an object, which is created by the light generated from the eyes.|
|Nieder||Yoshi||Nieder, unlike the other Dolls, takes on the form of a weapon. In its base form, the fan can fire needle-like projectiles at its target. It can also be used for defense against regular attacks. The jian part of the Doll is used for regular offense. When the fan's size increases, it can protect Yoshi against all attacks, but Yoshi loses all form of offense. When the jian increases in size, its offensive power increases further, as the jian gains a trail of energy swords. Its sealed form is a fan-like object, possibly a closed fan.|
|Goethe||Yoshino Sōma||Yoshino's doll takes on the form of a humanoid fire beast, which can generate fire. No matter how many times Goethe is cut, it will always regenerate. If it is stabbed through the heart, it will fall to pieces, though all of those pieces are able to attack before Goethe regenerates. Goethe also responds greatly to Yoshino's maternal spirit energy, as he never left Yoshino's side when she was at her weakest. Yoshino and Goethe merged, giving Yoshino great power, but in the end, they died together, and gave birth to the bittos. Its sealed form is a claw and a bracelet.|
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 97
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bleach anime; Episode 83
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bleach anime; Episode 106
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 69
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 73
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bleach anime; Episode 79
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 82
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 86
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 104
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 71
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 102
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 81
|Current Members||Gō Koga|
|Former Members||Jin Kariya • Yoshino Sōma • Hō and Ban • Ryō Utagawa • Mabashi • Sawatari • Ugaki • Yoshi • Cain|
|Former Allies||Maki Ichinose • Ran'Tao • Tōba|
|Related Articles||Doll • Bitto • Bount Mansion|