The Espada first made themselves known when their fourth strongest member, Ulquiorra Cifer, and their (supposedly) weakest member Yammy Llargo attacked Ichigo Kurosaki on Aizen's orders to "test" his power. Ichigo defeated Yammy, but his inner Hollow attempted to take control, distracting him enough for Yammy to land a powerful blow.
Invasion of Las NochesEdit
Fake Karakura TownEdit
With Aizen defeated and Baraggan dead, a recovered Harribel, after exchanging a few words with Ben, returns to Las Noches with her Fraccion and becomes the new ruler of Hueco Mundo. Starrk and Lilynette, on the other hand, accompany Ben back to his world. Ulquiorra, ironically, became Orihime's bodyguard.
|0||Yammy Llargo (Post-Release)||Deceased: Killed by Byakuya Kuchiki & Kenpachi Zaraki|
|1st||Coyote Starrk & Lilynette Gingerbuck (Post-Release)||Alive: Joined Ben Tennyson|
|2nd||Baraggan Luisenbarn||Deceased: Killed by Professor Paradox|
|3rd||Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck||Alive: Joined Ben Tennyson|
|3rd||Tia Harribel||Alive: Incapacitated by Sosuke Aizen, later healed by Orihime Inoue|
|4th||Ulquiorra Cifer||Alive: Defeated by Hollow Ichigo, later healed by Professor Paradox|
|5th||Nnoitra Jiruga||Deceased: Killed by Kenpachi Zaraki|
|6th||Luppi Antenor||Deceased: Killed by Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez|
|6th||Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez||Alive: Defeated by Ichigo Kurosaki, later healed by Retsu Unohana or Professor Paradox|
|7th||Zommari Leroux||Deceased: Killed by Byakuya Kuchiki|
|8th||Szayel Aporro Granz||Deceased: Killed by Mayuri Kurotsuchi|
|9th||Aaroniero Arruruerie||Deceased: Killed by Rukia Kuchiki|