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Kanji 星十字騎士団 (シュテルンリッター)
Romaji Shuterunrittā
Founder(s) Yhwach
Headquarters Silbern, Wandenreich City
Leader(s) Jugram Haschwalth
Affiliation Wandenreich
Purpose Conquering Soul Society[1]

The Sternritter (星十字騎士団 (シュテルンリッター), shuterunrittā; German for "Star Knights", Japanese for "Star Cross Knight Band/Order") are a specific group of powerful Quincy in the Wandenreich's army, who play a pivotal role in the invasion of Soul Society, being tasked with purging the Shinigami.[2]


While the organizational structure of the Sternritter is not yet clear, each member is assigned a letter of the alphabet, based on a unique ability, by their monarch in order to designate them.[3] The Sternritter Grandmaster (星十字騎士団最高位 (シュテルンリッター・グランドマスター), shuterunrittā gurandomasutā; Japanese for "Highest-Ranked of the Band of Star-Cross Knights") is Jugram Haschwalth.[4] Five Sternritter are appointed as Yhwach's Schutzstaffel (親衛隊 (シャトズスタフェル), Shatozusutaferu; German for "Protective Echelon", Japanese for "Elite/Imperial Guards"): Pernida Parnkgjas, Askin Nakk Le Vaar, Gerard Valkyrie, Lille Barro,[5] and Uryū Ishida.[6] According to Akon, the members of the Sternritter who participated in the first invasion of the Seireitei have power comparable to or greater than a Captain-level Shinigami.[7] There is a law that forbids members of the Sternritter from fighting against one another. The punishment for violating this rule is death.[8]

During the second attack on the Seireitei, when Yhwach took his Schutzstaffel, Haschwalth, and Nianzol Weizol to the Soul King Palace, the remaining members of the Sternritter have been labelled unnecessary, becoming sacrifices for the Auswählen.[9]


The Sternritter were created when the members drink from Yhwach's blood. This enables Yhwach to carve a part of his soul into the Sternritter. This carving takes on the form of a letter, which is used as the designation of the Sternritter. The carving also grants the Sternritter their unique powers. Upon the Sternritter's death, the part of Yhwach's soul they received is returned to Yhwach, who gains strength because of it.[10] They were originally created to invade and conquer Soul Society 1000 years ago.[1]

Notable Members

Epithet Name Gender Unique Ability
AUryū IshidaMaleUnknown
BJugram HaschwalthMaleUnknown
C - "The Compulsory"[11]Pernida Parnkgjas?Motoric Manipulation
D - "The Deathdealing"[12]Askin Nakk Le VaarMaleLethal Dose Control
E - "The Explode"[13]Bambietta BasterbineFemaleBomb Creation
F - "The Fear"[14]Äs NödtMaleFear Inducement
G - "The Glutton"[15]Liltotto LamperdFemaleConsumption
H - "The Heat"[16]Bazz-BMaleReishi Fire
I - "The Iron"[17]Cang DuMaleSkin-Based Iron Shield
J - "The Jail"[18]Quilge OpieMaleReishi Prison
KBG9 ??Unknown
L - "The Love"[19]PePe WaccabradaMaleInduced Infatuation
M - "The Miracle"[20]Gerard ValkyrieMaleUnknown
NRobert AccutroneMaleUnknown
O - "The Overkill"[21]Driscoll BerciMaleKilling-Induced Empowerment
P - "The Power"[22]Meninas McAllonFemaleSuperhuman Strength
Q - "The Question"[23]Berenice GabrielliFemaleSelf-Doubt Inducement
R - "The Roar"[23]Jerome GuizbattMaleSonic Scream
S - "The Superstar"[24]Mask De MasculineMaleCheering Empowerment
T - "The Thunderbolt"[25]Candice CatnippFemaleLightning Bolt Projection
U - "The Underbelly"[26]NaNaNa NajahkoopMaleReiatsu Weakness Detection & Paralysis Inducement
V - "The Visionary"[27]Gremmy ThoumeauxMaleImagination Realization
W - "The Wind"[28]Nianzol WeizolMaleAversion Field
X - "The X-Axis"[29]Lille BarroMaleAll-Penetrating Shot
Y - "The Yourself"[23]Loyd LloydMaleAppearance/Power Mimicry
Y - "The Yourself"[30]Royd LloydMaleAppearance/Personality & Memory Mimicry
Z - "The Zombie"[31]Giselle Gewelle FemaleZombie Control
?Shaz Domino ?MaleUnknown


All members of the Sternritter wear a distinctive white, ankle-length cloak that features the Wandenreich insignia emblazoned on its back and often, a hood attached to the cloak's collar, each with a button that resembles the Wandenreich insignia that fastens the cloak.[32] Beneath this, the remainder of a personnel's attire usually consists of a heavily customized variant of the standard Wandenreich uniform — a white double-breasted trench coat tied with a black belt, worn together with white trousers and boots.[33]

Sternritter who are appointed as Yhwach's Schutzstaffel wear distinctive white, ankle-length cloaks that feature a black Hagal rune on the left side, with three buttons that resemble the Wandenreich insignia fastened to them.[34]


Medallion: Like various others within the Wandenreich, all members of the Sternritter carry on their person a round device that is roughly the size of a person's palm and has the Wandenreich insignia etched into its surface. When activated, this device is capable of stealing a single currently released Bankai in the immediate vicinity.[35] The medallion's owner can then proceed to use the stolen Bankai's power at will, even after the original owner of the Bankai has died.[36][37] However, they are unable to exploit this power fully, as noted by Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto,[38] unless they train to control the Bankai which they stole.[39]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 631, page 17
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 494, page 19
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 495, pages 4, 8 & 11
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 547, page 13
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, pages 6-8
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 630, pages 6-7
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 499, page 5
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 634, page 6-7
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 603, pages 12-13
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 565, pages 11-13
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, page 8
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, page 8
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 556, page 4
  14. Bleach manga; Chapter 566; page 14
  15. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 9
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 548, page 7
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 552, page 5
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 500, page 15
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 594, pages 7-11
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, page 7
  21. Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 12
  22. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 11
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 3
  24. Bleach manga; Chapter 560, page 17
  25. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 2
  26. Bleach manga; Chapter 623, page 9
  27. Bleach manga; Chapter 573, page 10
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 597, page 15
  29. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, page 7
  30. Bleach manga; Chapter 510, page 7
  31. Bleach manga; Chapter 580, page 14
  32. Bleach manga; Chapter 490, pages 2-3
  33. Bleach manga; Chapter 495, pages 15-19
  34. Bleach manga; Chapter 599, pages 6-7
  35. Bleach manga; Chapter 496, pages 14-17
  36. Bleach manga; Chapter 501, pages 15-17
  37. Bleach manga; Chapter 503, page 17
  38. Bleach manga; Chapter 504, pages 15-16
  39. Bleach manga; Chapter 553, page 9


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  • Star Knights

    2 messages
    • Ok guys, I know this probably makes me a walking-talking Slowpoke, but don't you think that Wandenreich is just a tad to similar...
    • Apart from Yhwach's name being an obvious allusion to the Tetragrammaton. I don't see how the Wandenreich is similar to the celestial hierarchy...
  • Favorite and Worst Sternritter

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    • ^ Bazz, and Haschwalth, have some unfinished business though. Maybe they'll continue where they left off, before Askin interrupted them af...
    • Of all the Ritters, only Askin, Masculine, Äs Nödt and Quilge stand out for me. Askin because of his super casual attitude and his uni...

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