After arriving in Hueco Mundo, Ichigo and company take cover to avoid being detected. One of the Vandenreich looks in their general direction, thinking he had heard voices. However, another member tells him that it is impossible because there are only corpses around them. As Ichigo and the others briefly discuss how they were not noticed even with the noise that was made, Urahara notes that their being unnoticed must be because all the Hollows and Arrancar in the area are dead. As they look around their surroundings, Pesche Guatiche tells them how all the Hollows and Arrancar were unable to stand up to the Vandenreich's previously unseen powers. After asking Pesche where the remaining victims of the Vandenreich's assault would be taken, Ichigo listens briefly as Pesche tells him that the remaining Hollows and Arrancar will be taken to a camp. There they will be divided up into groups that decides which would be killed and which would be forced into serving the Quincy. Ichigo then decides to go rescue them. As Pesche expresses surprise at Ichigo's abrupt decision, the others follow after the Substitute Shinigami, noting that Ichigo's wish to save even his former enemies is just like him.As they head to the enemy's camp, Quilge Opie and his subordinates line up the survivors to judge which they should take back to the emperor. After explaining his sadistic intentions regarding them, Quilge tortures one Arrancar as an example to the others before Loly Aivirrne and Menoly Mallia come out from hiding, only to be subdued. The Tres Bestias, Emilou Apacci, Cyan Sung-Sun, and Franceska Mila Rose then arrive and begin to kill some of the Quincy. As the three Arrancar begin taking on the First Jagdarmee, Ichigo notices the large explosions the three are creating. Nel Tu reveals it is the Tres Bestias' Reiatsu and explains who they are after surprising Ichigo by deciding to come along without him knowing so. The Tres Bestias kill many of Quilge's subordinates before taking on the Executive Hunting Captain himself. As Ichigo arrives on the scene, he is surprised to see all three Arrancar have been defeated by Quilge. Quilge notices Ichigo’s arrival and states they are having many guests today. Holding on to Ichigo's shoulder, Nel is shocked the Tres Bestias were defeated. Commenting on how rare it is to see a Shinigami with an Arrancar on his shoulder, Quilge tells Ichigo he knows all about him. Recalling his encounter with Asguiaro Ebern, Ichigo states it should not be so surprising since Ebern came after him. Quilge states Ichigo is a high priority to take care of, due to being considered a "Special War Potential" in their data.
Quilge and his men proceed to surround Ichigo with a high speed movement. Initially confused, Ichigo, recognizes their movement as Hirenkyaku as he recalls Uryū Ishida using it. Quilge's three associates fire on Ichigo. Ichigo charges out of the smoke-covered area unharmed and asks if they are really Quincy. Quilge then asks if Ichigo really charged into battle without knowing what he was up against. Quilges notes that judging from the Substitute Shinigami's words, Ichigo must have suspected it to be so, but was not sure. Drawing his Spirit Weapon, a saber, Quilge tells Ichigo they are indeed Quincy.Quilge quickly fires a burst of arrows at Ichigo, which he exclaims all hit their mark. He then asks what happened to Ichigo, as he is not that weak. When Ichigo's Zanpakutō falls to the ground, Quilge is mildly perplexed before hearing Ichigo. As the smoke from Quilge's attack clears, Ichigo appears with the arrows fired at him in his hand and states it is odd because Uryū told him Quincy only use bows. Catching Quilge off guard, Ichigo leaps up and throws the arrows back at his opponent. As a mass of smoke and sand is kicked up, Ichigo returns to the ground and grabs his Zanpakutō. As Orihime Inoue and Yasutora Sado finally catch up, Ichigo tosses Nel to Orihime, tellling her to take care of the Arrancar. Noticing several arrows coming at him, he counters by firing a Getsuga Tenshō at Quilge. As the attack clears, Quilge emerges unharmed. Quilge states he is reeling at his own lack of skills, given how Ichigo was able to dodge, repel, and throw back a Heilig Pfeil. Asking if Quincy arrows truly have such a complex name, Ichigo assures Quilge his arrows are more powerful than Uryū's. Slightly bemused by Ichigo's mentioning of Uryū, Quilge asks if Ichigo is referring to Uryū Ishida. Seeing as the Vandenreich even know about Uryū, Ichigo wonders just who the Vandenreich are. Quilge replies Ichigo's statement is strange since Uryū's Heilig Pfeil should not be weaker than his. When Ichigo questions what this could mean, Quilge, apologizes, saying he has spoken too much.
When Quilge says he has much to report back to "his majesty", Ichigo asks who that is. Saying answering would be pointless, Quilge states that it is pointless to gather information from them as he will die here since he was just ordered to defeat Ichigo right away. Raising his hand near his face, Quilge tells Ichigo to watch, as he must have at least heard of the power he is about to use: the Quincy: Letzt Stil. He takes off his right glove and activates the technique. A beam of light is sent skyrocketing into the air. As Quilge emerges, he reveals his new form, which has various accessories made of Reishi. Quilge states the real name of the form is Quincy: Vollständig.Meanwhile, Orihime and Sado gather up the Arrancar who tried to fight Quilge to be healed by Orihime. Looking at Quilge, Orihime finds it odd she cannot sense any Reishi shockwaves or Reiatsu from the Quincy. As he approaches Ichigo, Quilge asks him if he can feel his pulsating power. Moving behind Ichigo, Quilge catches him off guard and says it is the power which will punish him. Remembering when Kisuke Urahara told him about the Quincy: Letzt Stil, Ichigo wonders if Quilge is using that power. As he presses Ichigo, Quilge sees the Substitute Shinigami’s confusion on whether or not he is using Quincy: Letzt Stil. He dispels Ichigo's confusion by stating Quincy: Vōllstandig is different than Quincy: Letzt Stil. Quilge explains how Quincy: Letzt Stil died out 200 years ago because of its weakness, and the only one to still abide by it was Sōken Ishida, who refused to go along with the progress the Quincy had made. Quilge strikes at Ichigo, who blocks the attack. Ichigo tells Quilge he does not care about their history, but he is relieved his power is different from Uryū's. He claims if Uryū turned into something that ugly, he might have to kill him. Telling Quilge his blade's edge is weakening, Ichigo fires a Getsuga Tenshō. As Ichigo realizes Quilge was not even moved by the attack, Quilge tells him to aim before slashing. Cursing, Ichigo pulls back a bit as Quilge says aiming would not help, as he has no weak points. Reiterating Ichigo's response to his form, Quilge, raises his right arm and declares Ichigo's reaction as the proper one for a Shinigami. He states his appearance of a holy executioner should be terrifying. As Quilge begins to gather a large amount of Reishi with his right arm, Orihime watches in disbelief as her Santen Kesshun is absorbed. Sado corrects her observation, seeing everything made of Reishi is being absorbed, which answers Orihime's question on why she was not able to sense any Reishi shockwaves earlier as Quincy absorbs Reishi instead of emitting it. Having gathered sufficient Reishi for his technique, Quilge raises his arm and tells Ichigo to prepare to feel the power of the Vollständig Biskiel form. When his arm is smashed down from behind, Quilge turns around and is taken aback to find the monster Ayon standing behind him. As he wonders what Ayon is, the Tres Bestias repeat their earlier warning to not be underestimated and order Ayon to attack.
Ayon ReturnsAyon briefly looks at the Tres Bestias, which prompts the Arrancar to wonder if he is worrying about them. When they tell him to not look their way and go, Ayon lets out a tremendous roar, causing Ichigo and the others to wonder what Ayon is. Briefly explaining what Ayon is, Apacci warns Ichigo to not get in the way because Ayon cannot distinguish between friend and foe. Ayon charges at Quilge, who shifts to a battle stance and declares his Quincy: Vollständig cannot be defeated by a monster like Ayon. Punching the Quincy, Ayon initially beats Quilge to a pulp. Deciding to come up and take a closer look, Apacci finds it impressive he is still is one piece. She then is startled to find she has been stabbed by Quilge's blade. As Apacci collapses, Quilge stands up with a snapped neck and notes such power was not included in the report given to him. He notes he will need to suggest to "his majesty" the Blut be strengthened. Stating he will need to hurry up with killing them all, he readies himself to use Sklaverei. Addressing Ayon, he, telling the monster he will be the first to die, but corrects himself by saying he shall be the first to "live". As the monster charges at the Quincy again, both Mila Rose and Sung-Sun tell Ayon to stop. The warning comes too late as they watch in shock as Ayon is absorbed by Quilge. Stating the name of his ability, Quilge explains how the ability uses a Quincy's basic ability to gather Reishi in the most powerful way: enslaving Reishi. As his new form is revealed to have characteristics of the absorbed Ayon, he admits he did not want to use it because his "holy wings" become tainted by "evil". Seeing that they cannot fight Quilge, Mila Rose and Sung-Sun retreat with the injured Apacci to Orihime and Sado's position. As Sung-Sun activates Muda, Quilge states they are truly like beasts for their sensing of the danger of his powers. As Mila Rose and Sung-Sun try to make a strategy, Quilge finds them, absorbs the dome formed by Sung-Sun. As all of them cry out in pain as Quilge absorbs the Reishi which forms their bodies, Quilge, seeing the pain they are in, points out how ungraceful it is to see the weak die, telling them to perish. Stunned to see Ichigo behind him in Bankai, he is barely able to block the attack in time. Becoming concerned when Ichigo activates Bankai, he blocks Ichigo’s blade. When Ichigo tells Quilge if he crushes the halo above Quilge's head, he will not be able to use Sklaverei anymore, Quilge states his understanding of Sklaverei does not necessarily mean he can stop it. He calls Ichigo a nuisance and pushes the young man back.
Taking the offensive, Ichigo begins to pressure Quilge, who attempts to "medalize" Ichigo's Bankai. Finding the medallion does nothing, Quilge curses. Moving back, Quilge recalls he did receive data on how they could not "medalize" his Bankai, but nothing else. As he wonders why he is being overpowered despite using Quincy: Vōllstandig and absorbing Ayon, Ichigo appears in front of Quilge and slashes at him. Knocked to the ground as a large amount of sand and dust is kicked up, Quilge gets back up from the ground to fire another barrage of arrows, which are easily repelled by Ichigo.
Asking Quilge how they can seal Bankai, Ichigo tells the Executive Hunting Captain the last person to come after him also tried to seal his Bankai. Refusing to answer, Quilge notes to himself that Ichigo's power is dangerous, and his speed is the more pressing concern. Thinking about his situation, he contemplates on his action due to his trouble with Ichigo. In order to react to Ichigo's speed, Quilge notes he must keep his Blut Vene at full power, but cannot use Blut Arterie if he does. As such, he cannot defeat Ichigo, as attacking without Blue Arterie is useless against one who is using Bankai. As he considers calling for backup, his thoughts are interrupted by Ichigo, who asks if they fear Bankai. Riled by this, Quilge, stands up to declare Vandenreich fear nothing. He is then blindsided and shot through the chest by Urahara. Urahara then tosses Ichigo a communication device and opens a Garganta, telling Ichigo to hurry to Soul Society.
AftermathIchigo rushes through the Garganta as Akon informs him of the situation, the casualties, and the uncertain situation in Soul Society. Akon also tells Ichigo about the Vandenreich being able to steal Bankai because Captains Suì-Fēng, Byakuya Kuchiki, Sajin Komamura, and Tōshirō Hitsugaya have all had their Bankai stolen. Urahara informs them of the three most dangerous abilities the Quincy have: Quincy: Vōllstandig, Blut, and their ability to steal Bankai. Saying they are unable to steal Ichigo's Bankai, Urahara asks Ichigo to be careful. Reaching the end, Ichigo finds the exit closed and asks Urahara what happened. As Urahara and Sado find themselves hit by Quilge's arrows, the Quincy stands back up using Ransōtengai. He then immobilizes Ichigo by imprisoning the young man in a cage, proclaiming he will not allow the Substitute Shinigami to go to Soul Society and will stake his life on his order to stop Ichigo. Laughing at Ichigo, Quilge says he was so close to going to protect Soul Society, but now he will have to stay in that dark cage and watch as Soul Society crumbles. Making a failed attempt to cut out of his cage, Ichigo tries to talk to Akon, who is unable to hear him.
Hearing everyone from around Soul Society, Ichigo tries again to break out, but finds his attempts futile. Noting how hard Ichigo is trying to break out, Quilgie states it is pointless. He tells everyone "his majesty" gave him the letter J, calling himself Quilge Opie of the Jail. Stating Ichigo will never escape his jail, he says he will defeat the rest of them before he loses the power he gained from Ayon. Before he can do so, he is cut in half and killed by an unknown individual.
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 487
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 488, pages 1-9, 14-18
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 489, pages 6-7
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 489, pages 8-11
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 490, pages 3-14
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 491, pages 1-17
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 492, pages 1-5, 12-17
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapters 493, pages 1-14
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 6-13
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 498, pages 13-17
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 499, pages 1-17
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 500, pages 1-8
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 500, pages 9-17