In Bleach, Raja Roh is the most important character who is responsible for maintaining balance between the human world, Sereitei, and Hueco Mundo. Initially, fans realized his existence from Sosuke Aizen, who revealed that the destruction of Raja Roh was a crucial part of his plan. In the Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, Yhwach rekindles the interest in Raja Roh, who possesses tremendous powers of intuition but refrains from directly intervening in the life of ordinary humans. This article will delve into the mystery surrounding Raja Roh’s identity and explore the different parts of his severed body that live on.
Who is Raja Roh?
Raja Roh, also known as Reio, is a god-like figure who rules over Soul Society. When only one world existed, humans and spirits existed concurrently until the emergence of Hollows, who preyed on spirits. To protect the world, Raja Roh emerged and began to hunt down Hollows, much like the Quincy. However, his actions destabilized the world, causing the first group of Shinigami to hinder his pursuit. These Shinigami eventually become the ancestors of the five noble families (Klan Shihoin, Klan Kuchiki, Klan Shiba, Klan Tsunayashiro, and Klan Kasumioji) who capture and seal Raja Roh in a crystal prison located within the Soul King Palace.
Raja Roh’s Powers
With his Oken Bestowment, Raja Roh can create and modify Shinigami, known as the Royal Guard, to protect his palace and the kingdom. Moreover, he possesses The Almighty, which enables him to see or alter the future, a power he used to create the three worlds. Yhwach inherited this power from him. Raja Roh has a massive amount of spiritual energy, or Reiatsu, making him one of the most potent beings in Bleach.
Raja Roh’s Severed Body
Shinigami first severed different parts of Raja Roh’s body and dispersed them throughout the world, fearing that he might turn against them. Three parts of his body still live, including two hands and his heart, which operates independently. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War introduces these living parts, known as Gerard Valkyrie and Mimihagi.
Gerard Valkyrie, the Heart of Raja Roh, is a powerful Quincy and a Schutzstaffel Sternritter, known as M. He wields a shield and sword and can create a cloak that doubles as a defensive wall. He has a Helig Bogen that he uses to fire Heilig Pfeil, which he can amplify with The Miracle, enhancing his powers. This enhancement also gives him incredible regenerative abilities. He can manipulate the probability of success and tap into other people’s emotions and fears to boost his strength.
Mimihagi, the Right Hand of Raja Roh, embodies the power of silence and dwells in Seireitei. It has the ability to halt progress, change, or advancement. It can also see the future and alter undesirable outcomes before they occur. It has done this, for example, by stopping the spread of disease, such as in the case of Jushiro Ukitake. But, to heal the individual, it must take their sick body part, an action that inevitably creates an unbreakable bond.
In conclusion, Raja Roh is a significant character in Bleach whose body parts continue to trigger mysterious events in the Thousand Year Blood War. Despite being a god-like figure, he is not infallible, and his actions have caused significant changes in the world’s balance, sparking conflicts like the one in the Thousand Year Blood War.