The Escudo (エスクード), ( えすくーど ,esuku^do; Spanish for "Shield", Japanese for "Ten Shields") are certain individuals, Shinigami and Hollows alike, that in the past, Aizen used for his experiments about Hollowification and Shinigamification, these individuals are the person who could not control their inner hollow or inner shinigami, as a result they became incomplete Vizards and Arrancars, they discovered a way who they thought will revert themselves back to their old forms, but it resulted their transformation into a new race known as the Fukkatsu (lit. The Resurrected Ones). They follow the orders of an unknown person, to which holds the reason/s for which the Escudo continues to live and fight for him.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.."
The Escudo are 10 different individuals who are not allied to anyone, they are not considered as allies or foes, and so they are considered to be a neutral group, they don't care about shinigamis, hollows, humans, and others. The group is lead by an unknown person, he holds the reason why the members of the Escudo continues to live and fight, and so each of the Escudo symbolizes an aspect of living: Friendship/Bonds, Revenge/Vengeance, Love, Destiny/Fate, Desires, Narcissism, Principles/Beliefs, Fear, Materialism, and Power.
Also, most of the Fukkatsu has a Spanish-based name.
Powers and Abilities
The Escudo is a group made up of Fukkatsu, a race between a Vizard and an Arrancar, meaning they are 1/2 Vizard or 1/4 shinigami and 1/2 Arrancar or 1/4 hollow, so it is normal for them to use abilities from each race, such as:
But unlike Vizards and Arrancars, they possess a power unique to both race, it is known as the desenmascarar, or the Fukkatsu's release.
|Rank||Name||Zanpakutō||Tattoo Location||Aspect of Life||Status|
|7th:||Abraxas von Kriegspear||Principles||Active|
These are the Fukkatsu who had disbanded from the group, either by means of dying or by willingly resigning from the group, although this seldom happens, for the Fukkatsu race has only a limited amount of members; some Fukkatsu don't really join the Escudo, while some did and went away willingly, there are a few who died in combat. Here is a list of the known former Escudo:
|Former Rank||Name||Zanpakutō||Tattoo Location||Aspect of Life||Status|
|6th:||Cecillia Martinez||Narcissism||Unknown, possibly traveling or in hiding|
As powerful as the organization is, they do have several other Fukkatsu as allies, often to aid them in battle or during other missions.
|Fukkatsu||Shunketsu||Onryou||Works alongside the Escudo, though he himself is shown to be stronger than many of them.|