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Overview

Pesche Guatiche
Pesche
Race Arrancar
Birthday May 25[1]
Gender Male
Height 175 cm (5'9")[1]
Weight 58 kg (128 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Aizen's Arrancar Army
Previous Occupation Nel Tu's Fracción
Arrancar #41[1]
Previous Team Números
Partner Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, Dondochakka Birstanne, Bawabawa
Base of Operations Las Noches, Hueco Mundo
Zanpakutō
Resurrección Última
First Appearance
Manga Volume 28, Chapter 245
Anime Episode 145
Video Game Bleach: Heat the Soul 4
Voices
Japanese Takehito Koyasu
English Michael P. Greco

Pesche Guatiche (ペッシェ・ガティーシェ, Pesshe Gatīshe)[2] is one of Nel Tu's "brothers" and protectors.

Appearance

Pesche Guatiche is a humanoid Arrancar whose head is almost completely covered by his mask, which resembles an insect-like head with large mandibles and horns. His large left eye, yellow in color, is visible through an eyehole on the front of his mask. However, his right eye is concealed by a purple eye patch, which is attached to his brow. Pesche has blond hair, some of which sticks out from under the back of his mask. The majority of his body is purple, but he wears a white, armor-like vest that covers the upper part of his torso, as well as white armor on his forearms and shins. He also wears a loincloth around his waist, which is a lighter shade of purple than the rest of his body. His Hollow hole is positioned near his stomach, directly beneath the edge of his vest. Pesche walks around barefoot, and has only three toes on each foot.

Personality

At first glance, Pesche is rather cowardly, usually hiding from enemies rather than facing them. Initially, he is deathly afraid of Shinigami, panicking when he first learns that Ichigo is one of them. At the same time, however, he seems to be dimwitted, not even realizing that Ichigo is a Shinigami until Nel points it out.[3] He is also very forgetful, as he calls Uryū Ishida as "Ichigo" by mistake multiple times,[4] and forgetting that he has an ability called "Infinite Slick".[5] Like his “brothers,” Pesche is very dramatic, striking a pose whenever he introduces himself.[6][7] He also enjoys having attention and is unhappy when no one notices him. He temporarily becomes jealous of Dondochakka Birstanne when he finds the latter buried in an 'interesting' battle pose.[8]

Pesche is perverted, losing his focus when he realizes that he could see Cirucci Sanderwicci’s underwear from afar.[9] However, despite this, he is capable of being serious, especially if his "brothers" are in danger. [10] He is also very loyal to Nel, casting aside his goofy nature and taking up a leadership role whenever she is in need.[11][12]

History

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Pesche as a Fracción.

Pesche was the 41st Arrancar in Aizen's army, in which he and Dondochakka served as Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck's Fracción.[1] Both he and Dondochakka had their masks forcibly removed by Nnoitra Gilga and Szayelaporro Granz and were used as bait to lure Nelliel into a trap. After breaking her mask with a sneak attack, Nnoitra and Szayelaporro threw all three of them off the dome of Las Noches. Nelliel reverted to a child with few of her powers and none of her memories, so Pesche and Dondochakka decided to dedicate their lives to protecting her. They hid their true identities from Nel, going as far as to modify their appearances. They feared that not doing so would cause her memories to come back, which neither of them wanted since Nelliel strongly disliked fighting, and in her child form, she would no longer have to fight. He and Dondochakka spent the following time traveling around Hueco Mundo, keeping Nel amused with games like Eternal Tag, while still training to better protect her.[13]

Plot

Hueco Mundo arc

Nel runs from her brothers

Pesche playing "eternal tag" with Nel.

Pesche initially appears alongside Dondochakka and Bawabawa, chasing Nel across the desert of Hueco Mundo.[14] Ichigo Kurosaki, Uryū Ishida and Yasutora Sado attack the trio, believing that they are trying to harm Nel. However, Nel suddenly interrupts, confusing Ichigo's group. Nel and her group apologize for causing a misunderstanding, explaining that they were playing a game of "eternal tag."[6] Pesche explains that he is Nel's "older brother."[15] Afterwards, Pesche rides across the desert on Bawabawa's back with the rest of the group, as Nel talks about the different types of Arrancar that exist in Hueco Mundo. However, when she learns that Ichigo is a Shinigami, she panics with Pesche and Dondochakka, believing that he is going to kill them.[16] However, as Ichigo tells them that he isn't going to harm them, Runuganga appears and attacks the group. Pesche and his group settle down after Runuganga is dispatched by Rukia Kuchiki, and introduce themselves to her and Renji Abarai.

Pesche rank

Pesche's guess of how strong the group is, with Uryū at the bottom.

Soon after, when the group splits up in Las Noches, Nel runs off to follow Ichigo. Pesche and Dondochakka resolve to follow her, but forgets which direction she ran off in.[17] Pesche accidentally follows the path that Uryū took, stumbling across the latter's battle against Cirucci Sanderwicci. This initially upsets Pesche, as he believes that Uryū is the weakest member of the group, while thinking that Chad is the strongest.[18] Pesche assists Uryū with his Infinite Slick ability, annoying Cirucci to the point of releasing her Zanpakutō. After Cirucci's defeat, Pesche and Uryū run into Renji during his fight against Szayelaporro Granz. As Uryū joins the battle, Pesche remains on the sidelines, hiding from Szayelaporro's Fracción. He realizes that Dondochakka, who had ended up following Renji instead of him, is nearby, trapped in a pile of rubble. Pesche attempts to extract him from the rubble without alerting the Fracción, but Dondochakka bursts out shouting, grabbing their attention. However, as the Fracción prepare to attack them, a sudden attack by Renji inadvertently knocks them down.

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Szayelaporro creates a carbon copy of Pesche.

After Szayelaporro retreats from battle to change out of his ruined clothing, Pesche and the others attempt to escape from the chamber, only to find themselves back where they had started, due to Szayelaporro's manipulations. Szayelaporro returns and proceeds to release his Zanpakutō, creating replicas of Pesche and the others with one of his abilities. After Renji destroys the surrounding area by having his replicas mimic his Bankai, Szayelaporro destroys the replicas and uses a different ability to create voodoo dolls of him and Uryū. Around this time, Pesche and Dondochakka recognize the Reiatsu of Nel's true form. Wishing to defeat Szayelaporro quickly so that they could assist Nel in battle, they begin to show their true power. Pesche uses his Infinite Slick ability to cause the voodoo dolls to slip out of Szayelaporro's hands. Riding atop Bawabawa, who Dondochakka summoned from his stomach moments before, Pesche then wounds the Espada with a slash from his own Zanpakutō, Última.

However, Pesche and Dondochakka's most powerful attack, Cero Sincretico, fails to inflict any damage to him. Szayelaporro explains that he had recognized them as Nelliel's Fracción the entire time, and that during his fight with Uryū and Renji, he had analyzed their movements, Reiatsu, and experience enough to predict and exploit a weakness in the technique; essentially, it did not work because they failed to use it from the very beginning. However, the duo's brief intervention buys enough time for the group to be saved by the timely arrival of Mayuri Kurotsuchi. In the ensuing fight, Pesche and Dondochakka are buried in rubble. After Szayelaporro's death, Mayuri's artificial daughter, Nemu, comes across Pesche and Dondochakka while digging through the remains of Szayelaporro's lab. Mayuri orders her to get rid of them; in response, she picks up the piece of rubble the two Arrancar were on top of, and throws it far away. Their current whereabouts after this are unknown.

The Thousand-Year Blood War arc

Pesche goes to the Human World along with Nel. Upon arriving, he tries to surprise attack Ichigo, but fails. Ichigo recognizes the Arrancar and tries to get him to explain what happened, eventually taking him and Nel home with him. Pesche confirms Nel's explanation and explains to Ichigo and his friends that after the deaths of Baraggan and Starrk, Harribel was technically in charge of Hueco Mundo, but she was attacked and taken away by unknown forces who appear to be taking Arrancar to act as a vanguard force. He notes that Dondochakka has been taken too.[19]

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Ichigo tries to keep Nel and Pesche quiet.

Along with Ichigo, Orihime, Sado and Kisuke Urahara, Nel and Pesche travel to Hueco Mundo. Upon arriving, Ichigo tries to keep Pesche quiet as the enemy is close by. However, this fails and Pesche complains about how rude Ichigo is. Pesche explains that the blue flames littering the area are caused by the use of condensed Reishi by the invaders and tells Ichigo that the Arrancar being taken away by the enemy will be either killed or abducted. He tells Ichigo that Dondochakka is not among that group as he cannot sense his Reiatsu. He protests when Ichigo decides to go save the group anyway, but quickly follows.[20] Pesche and Urahara take a different path, and find Dondochakka hidden in the sand. After rescuing him, they start to run away from Ichigo and Quilge's battle.[21] When Urahara is contacted by Akon as they watch Ichigo's battle with Quilge, Pesche and Dondochakka chastise Urahara for being so laid back while there is a battle raging nearby.[22]

Powers & Abilities

High Spiritual Power: Being an Arrancar and a former Fracción, Pesche has a high amount of spiritual power.

Enhanced Speed: Pesche is able to move at a fast rate using what he calls Super Speed.[23]

Enhanced Strength: Despite his slender frame, Pesche possesses a large amount of strength. With one arm, he effortlessly held up a large chunk of stone.[24]

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Infinite Slick fired from Pesche's mouth.

Infinite Slick (無限の滑走(インフィナイト・スリック), Infinaito Surikku; Japanese for "Infinite Glide"): He sprays a translucent green fluid at an object, severely reducing its friction in the process. This has several possible applications, such as when he coats Cirucci Sanderwicci's weapon with this fluid, causing it to harmlessly slide off him on impact. He can similarly use it to make opponents lose their footing or grip on an object.[25] Pesche can spray the fluid over a wide area, or hit a single target with precision. Contrary to its name, the liquid is limited in supply; Pesche states that he named it as such because "Finite Slick" did not sound nearly as cool.[26]

Cero: Pesche is capable of firing a purple Cero from his Zanpakutō, Última. The only time he is seen using it is when he combines it with Dondochakka Birstanne's Cero to create the Cero Sincrético.

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Cero Sincrético.

  • Cero Sincrético (融合虚閃 (セロ・シンクレティコ), sero shinkuretiko; Spanish for "Synchronized Zero", Japanese for "United Hollow Flash"): A unique Cero variation that Pesche invented with Dondochakka. The two Arrancar charge their own Cero simultaneously and combine them, creating a far more powerful one in the process. They then fire the multicolored Cero, producing a large explosion on impact.[27] However, there is a small fissure where the combined Cero is not perfectly mixed. Szayelaporro is able to exploit this weakness by touching the fissure, causing the combined Cero Sincrético to separate and pass by him harmlessly.


Zanpakutō

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Pesche's Zanpakutō, Última.

Última (究極 (ウルティマ), Urutima; Spanish for "Final", Japanese for "The Ultimate"): A sword with a retractable blade composed of Reishi, which constantly radiates blue light. However, when Pesche uses it to fire a Cero, the blade emits purple light instead. The sword's hilt is vaguely phallic in appearance, and its guard consists of two crescents that face outwards. Pesche stores it underneath his loincloth.[28]

Trivia

  • While in the Forest of Menos, Pesche lifts up his eye patch to show the Adjuchas-class Menos that, like Nel, he too was "broken" (i.e. an Arrancar). However, he does this with his back turned.[29]

Quotes

  • (To Dondochakka Birstanne) "There's only one path left for us to take now! Nel-sama... Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck-sama is dead. With her mask broken, robbed of her powers and memories lost, the person before us is no longer Nel-sama! Therefore... we shall protect her... from Nnoitra, from Szayelaporro, from pain, from hardship, and from every kind of calamity; we will protect this Nel-sama, who has become so frail, with our very lives! That is our final duty, as Hollow destined to serve Nel-sama!"[30]
  • "Nel-sama didn't like to fight, and she had finally been removed from the endless cycle of fighting... so we didn't want to make Nel-sama recall her memories of battle, and we thought of just quietly protecting her as our mission... but now Nel-sama has shown her will to fight! And if Nel-sama says she'll fight, then our mission is to join her wherever she is!"[31]
  • (To Szayelaporro Granz) "Szayelaporro, there is only one cause for your defeat, and that is your dismissing us as the opponents you once defeated. We trained for battle constantly in order to protect Nel-sama, so there's a world of difference between us as we are now and our former selves."[32]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bleach Official Character Book 2 Masked page 163
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 297, page 9
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 246, pages 9-10
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 259, page 4
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 257, page 7
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 246, page 7
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 247, page 13
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 275, pages 6-7
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 256, pages 7-8
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 486 pages 10-11
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 295, pages 5-6
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 295, pages 13-14
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 296, page 15
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 245, page 19
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 246, page 8
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 246, page 11
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 249, pages 3-4
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 256, page 6
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 486, pages 2-3 & 10-11
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 487, pages 4-10
  21. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, page 15
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 498, page 9
  23. Bleach manga; Chapter 486, page 2
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 295, page 7
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 256, page 17
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 257, page 8
  27. Bleach manga; Chapter 296, page 16
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 296, page 12
  29. Bleach anime; Episode 148
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 295, pages 5-6
  31. Bleach manga; Chapter 295, pages 13-14
  32. Bleach manga; Chapter 296, page 14


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