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.
Enemies: Soul King, Zero Division (Ichibe Factions), the true heads of the noble families, and anyone loyal to her enemies.
|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|
|“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||Yoruichi Shihoin and Kisuke Urahara|
|Hime-sama||Eleventh Division Members|
(Aside from Yachiru and Kenpachi)
|My One||Kail (Ichigo’s Hollow)|
|Crown Prince Ichigo, Kail (Ichigo’s Hollow), Crown Prince Shiroyuki|
|My Princess||Ichigo Kurosaki, Yoruichi Shihoin, and Shinjiro Kita|
|Hime (Yukihime Suzunami)||Sosuke Aizen & Kyoka Suigetsu|
(Shirayukihime, Yukihime Suzunami,
and Shirahime Thorne)
|Crown Prince Ichigo|
|Fourth Seat||Eleventh||Pre Princess of Memory|
|Third Seat||Tenth||Pre Blush|
|Taicho||Fifth||Pre Toshiro’s Journey|
|Fifth||Pre After DiamondDust|
|NAME OR DESCRIPTION||NOTES||FIRST APPEARS IN|
|Jewel of Winter||Necklace given to her by Kenpachi Zaraki.||Blush|
|Daffodil Charm & Bracelet||Given to her by Toshiro Hitsugaya after she joins his division.|
The daffodil is the symbol of the tenth division.
|Sometime during her tenth division days. Reappears in Fifth Division in the Red.|
|Lily of the Valley Ring||Given to her by Toshiro Hitsugaya when she returns to Soul Society.|
The lily of the valley is the symbol of the fifth division.
|Unknown. Reappears in Fifth Division in the Red.|
|Unnamed Bracelet||Given to her by Mayuri Kurotsuchi in case of emergencies.||Unknown. Sometime before Fifth Division in the Red.|
|Royal Cloak||Cloak symbolizing the royal family.||Sometime before Shiro Shattered|
Unlike many others, Shirahime has two zanpakutos. They are not one zanpakuto split into two, but two separate entities. She can use then without any release commands or spoken phrases.
Kosetsu Ryu (Primary) “Snowfall Dragon”
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.
Its shikai command “Ryujin no Tsubasa” (Wings of the Dragon God), is a white fire blast. It may be related to Yukihime’s shikai Raika. The alternative version is “Ryu no Tsubasa” (Wings of the Dragon). See Soul of Shirahime.
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.
Yukihime Suzunami also had Kosetsu Ryu, but her commands for it were different from Shirahime’s. The incarnation of Kosetsu also appeared differently.
|STATE||PHASE||COMMAND||COMMAND (EXTENDED PHRASE)||DESCRIPTION|
|Prepare for Battle||Kosetsu|
|Usually, a release without the dragon form|
|Get [Target]||Kosetsu||Kosetsu appears to attack specified target(s)|
|Go to War||Kosetsu|
|Usually the bankai follow up to “Prepare for Battle”|
|Ryu no Tsubasa||Unknown||“Wings of the Dragon”|
Unknown (see Princess of Memory)
|Ryujin no Tsubasa||Unknown||“Wings of the Dragon God”|
Attack with Kosetsu’s incarnation (see Princess of Memory)
|SPECIAL ZANPAKUTO COMBO||Target:|
Zanpakuto Part 2
|Reform||Kosetsu Ryu||Zanpakuto Kosetsu Ryu reappears (see Soul of Shirahime)|
Used after Yukihime’s Part 1
Yukihime (Secondary) / Yukihime no Tenjou / The Sword of Execution
Yukihime is the incarnation of Shirayukihime’s powers. It is also known as the Sword of Execution.
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)|
|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.|
|SPECIAL ZANPAKUTO COMBO||Target:|
Zanpakuto Part 1
|Last Revival||Yukihime no Tenjou||Zanpakuto Yukihime reappears|
(see Soul of Shirahime)
Family & Relationships
Children (Oldest to Youngest)
|[Yachiru’s First Incarnation, |
|[God]||[Shirayukihime no Tenjou]||[Crown Prince Ichigo]|
|Yachiru Kusajishi||Reincarnated God||Shirahime Thorne||Kenpachi Zaraki|
|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 |
|Unknown / |
|Unknown / |
See also Family Tree Spoilers.
|Kisuke Urahara||Reincarnation of Shirayukihime’s father|
|Yoruichi Shihoin||Reincarnation of Shirayukihime’s mother|
|Lafiel Urahara||“Twin Sister” – Enhanced artificial soul|
|Ururu Tsumugiya||Adopted sister|
|Haruhi||“Sister” mod soul|
|Soi Fon||Honorary Sister|
|Sierra||Fukutaicho of Shirahime’s Guard who wants to marry Daichi|
|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 Princess Hikari (Yachiru) his heir.|
|Yumichika Ayasegawa||Since before Princess of Memory||Most in Soul Society don’t know of their relationship.|
Named father of Daichi (Fifth Division in the Red).
|Toshiro Hitsugaya (who is actually an adult)|
Shirahime and everyone else: When will you drop the act?
|His interest: Since sometime during Another Shinigami Part 2: The Reincarnation.|
Her interest: Sometime before Shiro Shattered.
|Yachiru calls him one of her fathers (Story Arc: Memory of Princess).|
|Shinjiro Kita||His interest: Since before Princess of Memory|
Her interest: She does not love him in that way (Fifth Division in the Red).
|Something happened between them during Immortal Princess, but they don’t talk about it.|
Named father of Raiko (Fifth Division in the Red).
|Byakuya Kuchiki||Since Fifth Division in the Red.||Asked Shirahime to marry him (The Zanpakuto Uprising Part 1: Inner Soul).|
|Mayuri Kurotsuchi||His interest: Sometime before Fifth Division in the Red.|
Her interest: Unknown.
|Creator of Shirahime’s sister, Lafiel and her mod soul, Haruhi.|
|Jushiro Ukitake||Both: Sometime before Princess of Memory.||Jushiro is the host to a fragment of the Soul King, who is his god. This god’s god is Shirahime. This sparked their relationship.|
|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. Most assume he is Daichi’s 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.
On the Fence
Shirahime does not like Shunsui due to something that they don’t specifically speak of. She did, however, spend the night with him at least once, though Chojiro Sasakibe assumes it was from the pheromone tea incident.
Still Not Mutual (But She Doesn’t Mind It)
Sorry, ladies, but she’s not into you. No hard feelings though. She loves you. Just not like that.
Senna, head of Shirahime’s personal guard, is devoted to her in every way. Shirahime loves Senna but isn’t attracted to her.
Momo Hinamori (didn’t notice it)
Shirahime had no idea that Momo became interested her “in that way” until Shiro tells her in Shiro Sunset. It’s not mutual, but Momo is no Ichigo nor Aizen, so she doesn’t mind. She doesn’t encourage it, but it doesn’t freak her out.
When Shirahime spent the night with Retsu and Kenpachi, none of them were to blame. They had all been drugged with the pheromone tea from the twelfth division. Even without the tea, Retsu is still interested and hints she was interested before the tea incident.
Maybe She’ll Change Her Mind
Princess on Vacation
During Princess on Vacation, Shirahime suggests a contest to who gets to spend the night with her. Among the candidates are Retsu Unohana, Nanao Ise, and Isane Kotetsu. The latter two volunteer to become her consorts though she has not decided to approve them yet.
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?
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