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|Height||180 cm (5'11")|
|Weight||295 kg (649 lbs.)|
|Previous Affiliation||Aizen's Arrancar Army|
|Previous Occupation||Arrancar #14|
|Previous Team||Grimmjow's Fracción|
|Previous Partner||Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez |
Di Roy Rinker
|Base of Operations||Las Noches, Hueco Mundo|
|Manga||Volume 23, Chapter 199|
|Video Game||Bleach: The 3rd Phantom|
|English||J. B. Blanc (anime)|
Michael Sorich (games)
Nakeem is a large, fat Arrancar who always takes a hunched position with his hands crossed on his back. His face is round and wide and he has small, brown eyes. His hair is dark brown and has a bowl hairstyle. He wears the standard Arrancar uniform, a tight jacket and a belt leading a Zanpakutō in his waist. The remains of his Hollow mask covers exactly half of his face.
Nakeem is serious and calm, often imitating and following the orders of Shawlong Koufang. When fighting against Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto, he only uttered a single word, "Sonído," in response to Rangiku asking him what the Arrancar's speed ability was called.
Before becoming an Arrancar, Nakeem had not yet evolved beyond the form of a Gillian-class Menos: aside from his unique mask, his appearance was no different from a standard Gillian. While traveling in Hueco Mundo as part of a group led by Shawlong Koufang, they came across a small Adjuchas by the name of Grimmjow. After a small fight Nakeem and the rest decide to follow Grimmjow in order to fulfill their dream of becoming Vasto Lorde. Eventually, when Shawlong Koufang realized only Grimmjow would be able to progress to the level of Vasto Lorde, he had Grimmjow eat a piece of Nakeem, thus stopping his evolution forever.
When Ulquiorra Cifer returns to Hueco Mundo from the Human World, he deems Ichigo Kurosaki to be unworthy of killing, leading Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez to become enraged. On Grimmjow's unauthorized trip to the Human World, he takes Nakeem along with Shawlong Koufang, Di Roy Rinker, Yylfordt Granz and Edrad Liones to Karakura Town to kill anyone in the area with Reiatsu. When Grimmjow heads out to find Ichigo Kurosaki and his companions, Nakeem engages in combat with Rangiku Matsumoto, while Shawlong takes on her captain, Tōshirō Hitsugaya.
He effortlessly defeats her, towering over her without a scratch. However, when the seal placed on her body to limit her Reiryoku is removed, she engages in combat once more. Commenting that he is too slow, Rangiku asks him what technique they used to move so quickly. Nakeem tells her Sonído, and she responds by using Shunpo to attack him before killing him with her Shikai, Haineko.
Powers & Abilities
Sonído: Nakeem is able to use Sonído, evident when he first arrives along with Shawlong Koufang to fight Rangiku Matsumoto and Tōshirō Hitsugaya respectively. He also uses it during his battle against Rangiku.
Size Increase: During the later stages of his battle with Rangiku, Nakeem appears to have grown to an enormous size, large enough to crush her beneath his foot.
The name and abilities of Nakeem's Zanpakutō are unknown.
Appearances in Other Media
Nakeem appears in Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, where he can fire a yellow colored Cero. In Bleach: The 3rd Phantom, he does not die from Rangiku Matsumoto like in the anime or manga. Instead, he is alive with Edrad Liones and the others, so the player has to later face him again.
- In the manga, he retreated on Shawlong's orders, before being cut down by Rangiku Matsumoto's Shikai. In the anime however, he wasn't shown retreating or being cut down by Haineko, but collapsed after being shrouded by it's ashes. Also the remains of his body weren't shown after being defeated by his opponent, just as the remainder of his fellow Fracción.
|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 Koufang • Edrad Liones • Nakeem Grindina • Yylfordt Granz • Di Roy Rinker|
|Szayelaporro 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|