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In the Espada Arc, Kenpachi fights Nnoitra.I was trying to explain Nnoitra to my friend but I couldn't figure out what kind of weapon it was, is it a scythe or what?

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Nnoitra's zanpakuto, Santa Maria, is unique in regards to what type of weapon it is.

Unreleased, it resembles an axe with two crescents or a halberd, with it's edges rotated by 90 degrees.

Unreleased

But due to the placement of the blade edges, it resembles a scythe more so than an axe.

When released, it resembles a scythe:

Resurreccion

But note that when he was the 8th-ranked Espada, his weapon resembled a staff with a giant crescent:

Flashback!

Note that it does a similar motif to the Chinese monk's spade (aka Crescent Moon Spade) weapon that's like a halberd.

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