One of the main questions in Bleach is whether or not the Espada are actually Vasto Lordes. The technical answer is no; as being an Espada does not consequencly make a hollow Vasto Lordes. This is confirmed by Aaroniero Arruruerie as he tells Rukia that he is the only Gillian-class hollow within the ranks of the Espada. This confirms not only that being an Espada does not make you a Vasto Lordes, but that most, if not none of the Espada are actually Vasto Lordes rank. If most of Espada were Vasto Lordes, than the chance a Gillian would make Espada above an Adjuchas is almost zero.
Then there is Toushirou Hitsugaya's explaination of a Vasto Lordes. He states a Vasto Lordes is about the same size as a human. Contrary to popular belief however…
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