Added: December 1, 2011
As the Exequia leader continuously produces more soldiers to defend him, Sado and Renji attack him simultaneously with them breaking his defense while Rukia freezes Rudobone. Rudobone is then finished off by Yammy who abruptly arrives at the scene. Meanwhile, in his new hollow form, Ichigo finishes Ulquiorra point-blank with his cero and is about keep attacking him when Ishida stops him, trying to end his merciless attacks. However, Ichigo stabs Ishida with his zanpakutō. Before Ichigo can finish Ishida off with his cero, Ulquiorra awakes and interrupts Ichigo's attack, causing his cero to blast around himself instead. At this point, Ichigo breaks out of his Hollow form and returns to his normal self. Ulquiorra wants a rematch while Ichigo comes to a compromise by trying to fight even with him. Ulquiorra agrees to his terms but suddenly realizes his body is expiring, due to over-exhaustion of his own power. He asks Ichigo to kill him but he refuses. While his body turns to ash, Ulquiorra remembers his conversations with Orihime and realizes he has grown a heart within himself. Ulquiorra asks Orihime if she's afraid of him, and replies she is not. Satisfied with her answer, Ulquiorra dissolves and fades into the winds.