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Driscoll Berci
503Driscoll profile
Race Quincy
Gender Male
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Wandenreich
Epithet "O" - "The Overkill"[1]
Previous Team Sternritter
Base of Operations Silbern
Primary Skills
Spirit Weapon Reishi Tekkō
Signature Skill Killing-Induced
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 494

Driscoll Berci (ドリスコール・ベルチ, Dorisukōru Beruchi) is a Quincy and a member of the Wandenreich's Sternritter with the designation "O" - "The Overkill".[1]


Driscoll is a broad, towering individual, standing at almost twice the height of the average Shinigami, with black hair which extends downwards to form a chinstrap beard. His attire is a variation of the Sternritter's typical white uniform, consisting of the order's signature hooded-cloak and a thigh-length trench coat tied at the waist by a black belt, which has a length of chain on either side attached to a single ring at the back. Beneath this, he wears a white cravat and pants, and has black shoes.[2]


Driscoll is incredibly bloodthirsty and demonstrates no mercy towards his opponents, always ruthlessly attacking them with brutal and lethal force. He shows absolutely no remorse for those he fights or has previously killed, openly deriding them even in the midst of battle.[3]


The Thousand-Year Blood War

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Chōjirō is impaled by one of Driscoll's arrows.

During the Wandenreich's declaration of war on Soul Society, Driscoll takes part in the massacre of 106 Shinigami at the Black Ridge Gate, where he confronts 1st Division Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe.[4] After stealing Chōjirō's Bankai, Driscoll impales him with a Heilig Pfeil, which propels the lieutenant to Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's office, before retreating.[5] Upon receiving the orders of Yhwach, he and the other Sternritter gather at the Gate of the Sun before traveling to the Seireitei to participate in the destruction of Soul Society.[6]

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Driscoll faces Yamamoto.

Upon arriving, he and the other Sternritter create pillars of blue flames prior to engaging the Shinigami in battle.[7] He confronts 9th Division Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi[8] and soon overwhelms him while remarking on how it must suck to be so weak. Asking Hisagi if he is afraid of his power, Driscoll explains how he was bestowed his epithet, "The Overkill", with him becoming stronger with each opponent which he kills. Having already killed 100 Shinigami and another 100 previously, he prepares to deliver the fatal blow to Hisagi, but Yamamoto intercepts the attack. Recognizing Yamamoto, Driscoll laughs maniacally before declaring he shall kill Yamamoto with his own subordinate's Bankai.[9]

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Driscoll is killed.

Activating Kōkō Gonryō Rikyū, Driscoll states Yamamoto should be thankful for allowing him to witness Chōjirō's Bankai again, for it had not been used for over 2000 years. Despite Driscoll striking him multiple times with devastating bolts of lightning, Yamamoto emerges uninjured and brutally kills Driscoll with a single slash from his Shikai, Ryūjin Jakka, burning the very flesh from his bones.[10] Engulfed in flame, Driscoll's bones are ultimately reduced to cinders.[11]


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Driscoll's Medallion.

Medallion: Driscoll possesses a round device which is roughly the size of a person's palm and has the Wandenreich insignia etched into its surface. When activated, the device can steal a currently released Bankai in the immediate vicinity: Driscoll used it to take 1st Division Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe's Kōkō Gonryō Rikyū. The medallion's owner can use the stolen Bankai's power at will, even after the original owner's death.[12] However, they cannot fully exploit this power without training; according to Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, the power of Kōkō Gonryō Rikyū when used by Driscoll was noticeably inferior to its power when used by Chōjirō.[13]

Powers & Abilities

The Overkill (大量虐殺 (ジ・オーヴァーキル), Ji Ōvākiru; Japanese for "Massacre"): Driscoll possesses the ability to greatly increase his own power through simply killing someone. By his own claim, he will continue to grow stronger the more he kills, regardless of what form each victim actually takes, be it enemy, ally, or even beast.[1]

Reishi Manipulation: As a Quincy, he primarily absorbs spiritual energy from the atmosphere and combines it with his own spiritual energy to form weapons.[14] He has an easier time collecting this energy in environments with higher concentrations of Reishi, such as Soul Society or Hueco Mundo.[15][16]

Great Spiritual Power: Driscoll's spiritual power is on a level comparable to or greater than that of a captain-level Shinigami.[17] This is proven true when he defeats 1st Division Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe, a Shinigami of captain-level power.[18] Driscoll effortlessly overwhelmed 9th Division Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi during their battle and called him weak.[3]

Spirit Weapon

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Driscoll uses his Spirit Weapon to form a Heilig Pfeil.

Reishi Tekkō: As a Quincy, Driscoll can gather both spirit energy and particles and form them into weapons. His favored weapon is a pair of tekkō-like bands worn on his hands, which encircle his knuckles and feature the Wandenreich insignia at either end.[16]

  • Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・プファイル), Hairihhi Pufairu; German for "Holy Arrow", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): By collecting Reishi between his weapons, Driscoll can form the spiritual arrows which are typical of other Quincy bows. However, his are unusual: they are several times longer than the average person, and possess a cross at the end of their narrow shaft. Due to their size and the way they are formed, he fires them individually by throwing them, in a manner akin to a javelin,[16] with enough force to not only pierce the body of a captain-level Shinigami with ease, but propel an impaled victim a considerable distance away.[5]



Unrefined Bankai usage: Driscoll did not master the Bankai, Kōkō Gonryō Rikyū, that he took from Sasakibe, resulting in a noticeably inferior power compared to the original.[13]


  • (To Shūhei Hisagi) "Wheeeeeewwww! This sucks! It sucks, it sucks, it sucks, it sucks, it sucks, it sucks, it sucks sooooo bad! It sucks so bad to be weak, ain't that right, Lieutenant!"[3]
  • (To Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto "Hah...Hahahahahahahahah! Oh man, am I lucky! I couldn't get luckier if I tried! Captain-Commander! You're the one I came here to see! I'm gonna use your own subordinate's Bankai to end your life right here!"[12]

Battles & Events

Quincy Blood War


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s)
Rise of the Wandenreich Chapter 584 None
Fall of the Seireitei Chapter 503, 504, 505 None


Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Driscoll vs. Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto Chapter 503, 504, 505 None Loss


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 12
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 503, pages 11-13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 11
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 485, page 7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 483, page 16
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, pages 1-3
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 494, pages 16-19
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 495, page 12
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 503, pages 11-17
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 504, pages 1-17
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 505, page 1
  12. 12.0 12.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 17
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 504, pages 15-16
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 49, page 3
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 547, page 11
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 503, pages 13-14
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 5
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 483, page 17


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