The Gotei 13 is the name given to the group of death gods who have obtained great power these are captains. The captains make up of 13 squads each with a lieutenant and around 200-500 death god warriors. besides the 13 squads there are 3 special groups the Kido corps which deals in magic conjuring, Special Forces which is ran by who ever is in charge of the 2nd division and deals with spying and detention/jail and last the Scientific Bureau . the Gotei 13 is headed by Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai
he is also leader of the 1st division. The Gotei 13 was created to diminish hollows, a creature that eats the soul's of humans.
Too become a captain in the Gotei 13 you must be able to use Bankai, or either Have the recommendation of 6 captains and approval of another 3 and the other, to defeat another captain with at least 200 witnesses.
List of captains and vice captains
Captain - Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai
Vice Captain - Chojiro Sasakibe
Captain - Soifon
Vice Captain - Marechiyo Omaeda
Captain - Previous Gin Ichimaru
Vice Captain - Izuru Kira
Captain - Retsu Unohana
Vice Captain - Isane Kotetsu
Captain - Previous Sosuke Aizen
Vice Captain - Momo Hinamori
Captain - Byakuya Kuchiki
Vice Captain - Renji Abari
Captain - Sajin Komamura
Vice Captain - Tetsuzaemon Iba
Captain - Shunsui Kyoraku
Vice Captain - Nanao Ise
Captain - Kaname Tousen
Vice Captain - Shuhei Hisagi
Captain - Toshiro Hitsugaya
Vice Captain - Rangiku Matsumoto
Captain - Kenpachi Zaraki
Vice Captain - Yachiru Kusagishi
Captain - Mayuri Kurotsuchi
Vice Captain - Nemo Kurotsuchi
Captain - Jushiro Ukitake
Vice Captain - Sentaro Kotsubaki
& Kiyone Kotetsu
Know known leader or vice captain.
Leader - Soifon
Chrysanthemums - "Truth and Innocence"
Tulip - "Seek Nothing"
Marigold - "Despair"
Bellflower - "Those Who Grieve Are Loved"
Lily of the Valley - "Sacrifice", "Danger", "Pure Love"
Camellia - "Noble Reason"
Iris - "Courage"
Bird of Paradise - "Everything is Obtained"
Buttercup - "Oblivion"
Daffodil - "Mystery", "Egoism"
Yarrow - "Fight"
Thistle - "Vengeance", "Strictness", "Independence"
Summer Snowflake - "Hope"
Captains unique Hikama-Hino color
Each captain has distinct underside color on there robes, each color and who has it is on the list below.
Yamamoto - royal purple
Soifon - amber
Ichimaru - light bluish-white
Unohana - grayish pink
Aizen - light green
Kuchiki - blue
Komamura - brownish tan
Kyōraku - rose pink
Tōsen - brownish orange
Hitsugaya - dark green
Zaraki - deep purple
Kurotsuchi - dark greenish blue
Ukitake - dark rose pink
Captain and Lieutenant particular clothing
2nd Division wears a sleeveless and backless Shinigami outfit (when she is fighting) under her haori, which is standard issue for the head of the Special Forces. Soifon also wears a yellow sash
Captain Retsu Unohana
4th Division wears an obi sash rather than standard haori.
Captain Byakuya Kuchiki
6th Division wears an extremely expensive scarf named ginpaku kazahana no uzuginu and a white ceremonial hairpiece.
Captain Sajin Komamura
7th Division wears shoulder guards over his haori and large gloves which go up to his arms.
Captain Shunsui Kyōraku
8th Division is probably the most flamboyantly dressed of the captains, always seen wearing a straw hat plus a flower patterned haori over his standard.
Captain Kaname Tōsen
9th Division wears an orange scarf with his outfit, a sleeveless kosode as well as white boots.
Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya
10th Division wears a green sash pinned with a star around his shoulder to hold his sword.
Captain Kenpachi Zaraki
11th Division wears a jagged edged haori, which was taken from the previous captain.
Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi
12th Division wears a bloated purple cravat and a hat decorated with two horizontal spikes, he later changes the hat.
Lieutenant Chōjirō Sasakibe
1st Division wears a jinbaori over his Shihakushō.
Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi
9th Division wears a sleeveless kosode and black choker.
Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto
10th Division wears a top that is deliberately loose and hangs open to reveal her ample bosom. She also wears a pink scarf (or stole), and wears her lieutenant's badge around her waist with her sash, tied in a bow.
Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi
12th Division has a very abbreviated outfit: the hakama is absent, leaving her with a mini-skirt version of the kosode that is belted at the waist.