The Visored (ヴァイザード, Vaizādo) is a group of former Soul Reapers from the BLEACH that was created by Tite Kubo. The series first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2001.The team's first appearance was in BLEACH Volume 21 CH. 183 "Eyes of the Unknown".
The Vizored are also known by the Japanese name of 仮面の軍勢 (Kamen no Gunzei). This is literally translated as "Masked Army".
The membership of the Visored is primarily made up of former captains and lieutenants of the Gotei 13 in the Soul Society. After hey had been infected by the process of Hollowfication, the Soul Society was going to execute them. They remained mostly in hiding for nearly a century.
Shinji Hirako was the former captain of the 5th Division in the Gotei 13. He became the de-facto leader of the Visored. He was the first person to approach Ichigo Kurosaki to join their ranks, but his authority is frequently challenged by Hiyori. His hatred of Sousuke Aizen seems the deepest becasue he had never trusted him from the moment they met.
Hiyori Sarugaki was the former lieutenant of the 12th Division in the Gotei 13. Though Shinji is the unofficial leader, she often challenges his authority. This relationship hasn't changed since their time in the Soul Society, and they have always been at odds. Though this tension is antagonistic, it comes from a place of tense friendship. Hiyori has just always had an aggressive personality and challenges those she doesn't deeply respect.
Powers & Abilities
The Visored were all rescued from execution by Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihouin, and they taken to Karakura Town on Earth and trained to control these powers. Urahara would later explain that they were saved through a special process he had created just for them using specially made gigai bodies and the essence of Quincy light-arrows to prevent the Hollowfication side effect known as "Soul Suicide".
While this saved their lives, they still required deep training to tame the Hollow they had been infected by.
Major Story Arcs
Turn Back the Pendulum Arc
Fake Karakura Town Arc
The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc
The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc