Shirahime Thorne began her current life as Samantha “Sam” Hawthorne. After traveling to Soul Society, she remembers her past life as Shirayukihime no Tenjou and lives as a shinigami, Shirahime Thorne.
She is property (literally) of the royal family. Her title, Shinnouhi, means that she is the Imperial Princess by marriage.
|Species||Incarnation or Time Period|
|God||Shirayukihime no Tenjou|
|Human and Shinigami|
(Both, not Hybrid),
(until she first challenges Aizen)
(after she summons Shirayukihime no Tenjou)
|Shirayukihime Shinnouhi||Imperial Princess Shirayukihime|
“Snow White Princess”
|Modern Day Title, Shortened Title in Past Life|
|Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Snow White Princess of the Heavens||Name & Title in Past Life|
|Name / Nickname||Meaning||Incarnation or Time Period|
|“White Princess”||Current Incarnation|
|“Snow Princess”||Past Life Incarnation in Third Phantom|
(see Nokori Kaze)
|Shirayukihime||“Snow White Princess”||First Incarnation|
|Shirahime||“White Princess”||First Incarnation’s Informal Name|
|Aijou (“Beloved Daughter”)||Yoruichi Shihoin and Kisuke Urahara|
|My One||Kail (Ichigo’s Hollow)|
|My Princess||Crown Prince Ichigo, Ichigo Kurosaki, Kail (Ichigo’s Hollow), Crown Prince Shiroyuki, and Yoruichi Shihoin|
|Shira (Current Incarnation)||Ichigo Kurosaki|
|Shira (First Incarnation)||Crown Prince Ichigo|
|Fourth Seat||Eleventh||Pre Blush|
|Third Seat||Tenth||Pre Blush|
|Taicho||Fifth||Pre Toshiro’s Journey|
|Fifth||Pre After DiamondDust|
Unlike many others, Shirahime has two zanpakuto. They are not one zanpakuto split into two, but two seperate entities. She can use then without any release commands or spoken phrases.
Yukihime (Primary) / Yukihime no Tenjou
Yukihime is the incarnation of Shirayukihime’s powers. When speaking the shikai commands aloud, Shirahime will sometimes only use the initial command phrase. Example; “First Revival,” not “First Revival: Ice Barrier.”
Yukihime is also called Yukihime no Tenjou (“Snow Princess of the Heavens”).
|STATE||PHASE||COMMAND||COMMAND (EXTENDED PHRASE)||DESCRIPTION|
|Shikai||1||First Revival||Ice Barrier||Forms ice barrier|
|Shikai||2||Second Revival||Raika||Blue lightning shot|
|Shikai||3||Third Revival||Unknown||Ice meteor|
|SPECIAL||Target: Shirahime||Last Revival||Unknown||Recovery (See Shiro Shattered)|
Zanpakuto part 1
|Last Revival||Yukihime no Tenjou||Zanpakuto Yukihime reappears|
(see Soul of Shirahime)
Zanpakuto part 2
|Reform||Kosetsu Ryu||Zanpakuto Kosetsu Ryu reappears|
(see Soul of Shirahime)
|SPECIAL||Target: Shirahime||Final Revival||Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Summons her first incarnation|
|SPECIAL||Unknown||Final Revival||Revival of the Dead, Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Exact effect unknown, seen in Soul of Shirahime.|
Kosetsu Ryu (Secondary)
Kosetsu Ryu’s spirit takes the form of a small ice dragon. His favorite child of Shirahime is Yachiru.
Shirahime often leaves Kosetsu in a released state as the small ice dragon. Its shikai release command is “Prepare for Batttle,” sometimes shortened to “Prepare.” It’s bankai command is “Go to War, Kosetsu Ryu.”
Shirahime commands Kosetsu (dragon) with “Get (target).” She uses this in the DiamondDust story (TBA) during the King’s Seal arc: “Get them, Kosetsu!” Kosetsu pursues and attacks the enemies.
When making Kosetsu Ryu (zanpakuto) reappear, the “Reform” command must follow “Last Revival: Yukihime no Tenjou” and is considered part of Yukihime’s special commands. See Yukihime zanpakuto chart.
Kosetsu Ryu first appears during Another Shinigami as a copy of Zangetsu (zanpakuto) as the Shiro Zangetsu. It is sometimes called either Shiro Zangetsu or White Zangetsu.
Family & Relationships
Children (Oldest to Youngest)
|[Yachiru’s First Incarnation]|
|Shirayukihime no Tenjou||[Crown Prince Ichigo]|
|Matsuri Kudo||Shinigami||Yukihime Suzunami||Seigen Suzunami|
|Fujimaru Kudo||Shinigami||Yukihime Suzunami||Seigen Suzunami|
|Daichi Thorne Takeya||God/Shinigami Hybrid||Unknown||Unknown|
|Raiko Thorne Takeya||Zanpakuto Spirit||Shirahime Thorne||None|
|Kisuke Urahara||Reincarnation of Shirayukihime’s father|
|Yoruichi Shihoin||Reincarnation of Shirayukihime’s mother|
|Lafiel Urahara||“Twin Sister” Enhanced artificial soul|
|Haruhi||“Sister” mod soul|
|Soi Fon||Honorary Sister|
|Momo Hinamori||Daichi’s love interest (Shiro Shattered)|
|Crown Prince Ichigo||Husband of Shirayukihime no Tenjou|
|Ichigo Kurosaki||Reincarnation of Crown Prince Ichigo|
|Seigen Suzunami||Husband of Yukihime Suzunami|
|Crown Prince Shiroyuki||Since his first incarnation as Prince Kail.||Member of the royal family, fiancé. Named Yachiru his heir.|
|Toshiro Hitsugaya (adult)||His interest: Since sometime during Another Shinigami Part 2: The Reincarnation.|
Her interest: Sometime before Shiro Shattered.
|Yachiru calls him one of her fathers (later part of Toshiro’s Journey).|
|Byakuya Kuchiki||Since Fifth Division in the Red.||Asked Shirahime to marry him (The Zanpakuto Rebellion).|
|Mayuri Kurotsuchi||His interest: Sometime before Fifth Division in the Red.|
Her interest: Unknown.
|Creator of Shirahime’s sister, Lafiel.|
|Kenpachi Zaraki||Since his previous incarnation as Sam’s human fiancé. |
Their romantic relationship ends sometime before Shiro Shattered.
|Shirahime asked him to marry her (After DiamondDust).|
Yachiru’s (present incarnation) father.
Love Interests – Previous Incarnations
|Crown Prince Ichigo||Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Husband. Father of her child.|
|Prince Kail||Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Her husband’s younger brother who was in love with her.|
|Zangetsu||Shirayukihime no Tenjou||Her husband’s teacher. They loved each other since before she got married but knew they could never be together.|
|Seigen Suzunami||Yukihime Suzunami||Husband.|
It’s Complicated (It’s Not Mutual)
Shirahime is rational. She accepts that her past incarnation was married to Ichigo Kurosaki’s past incarnation and that they had a daughter (Yachiru’s past incarnation). It’s a fact. Move on. This does NOT mean Shirahime and Ichigo in their current lives need a relationship.
Ichigo is irrational. He gets confused by memories of his past life and needs to be reminded MANY times of the fact they are NOT married in this life.
Shirahime’s rivalry with her predecessor intensifies as the series progresses. Not in a way she would have expected.
Shiro to Shirahime, Shiro Sunset:
How have you been?
You mean since Sou Taicho relieved me of duty? Fine. Feel my dripping sarcasm.
It’s for your own health. You can’t take battles like we can.
I’m the reincarnation of a pretty pissed off Heaven Princess, as everyone and everything are so fond of reminding me, and I can’t take battle?
You’re human. You could die.
Been there, done that. Several times actually.
Shirahime to Shiro, Shiro Sunset:
I seem to be good at picking up children and adding them as my own. Maybe sometime in this life, I’ll actually go through the regular process.
Shirahime’s Introduction, That “Talk” Again:
I’m the reincarnation of a pretty pissed – pretty wronged – Heaven’s Princess, Shirayukihime no Tenjou.
To Kisuke on being property of the royal family, That “Talk” Again:
[Rest is not going to help me] [d]eal with the fact I’m property. I’m not sure how maybe you feel about that, but the American in me is ready to revolt.
That is your power, isn’t it?
I don’t think you really want me to say it. After all, you want to keep the shop in one piece?