The Nuevo Espada (新しい十刃, Esupāda; Spanish for " New Sword", Japanese for "New Ten Blades") is an evolved group of Espada, each of which are much stronger than the previous Espada.
The Nuevo Espada are technically still the Espada, although they do not consider themselves to be anything like the originals that have come before them. During some time when Sosuke Aizen was imprisoned within Muken, the Espada decided that they wished not to follow Aizen's beliefs, and so thought of him as a dictator. They changed their name, and changed the hierarchy, instead of being 0 to 9, now being 1 to 10. Also, instead of being in the case of power, it is the person who killed the last Espada.
(† = confirmed death)
|3rd||Alix Ortiz||Ayuda||Right Elbow||Active|
|4th||Ulquiorra Cifer||Murciélago||Left pectoral muscle||Active|
|6th||Flavio Garcia||Vida||Left Palm||Active|
|8th||Siseburo Gonzales||Encima||Right knee||Active|
|10th||Pelagio Mendoza||Toalla Mullida||Right pectoral muscle||Deceased †|