Wikia

Bleach Wiki

Gantenbainne Mosqueda

2,256pages on
this wiki
Talk12
Overview

Gantenbainne Mosqueda
157Gantenbainne profile
Race Arrancar
Birthday September 21[1]
Gender Male
Height 201 cm (6'7")[1]
Weight 121 kg (266 lbs.)[1]
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Aizen's Arrancar Army
Previous Occupation Arrancar #107, Espada
Previous Team Privaron Espada, Espada
Partner None
Base of Operations Las Noches, Hueco Mundo
Zanpakutō
Resurrección Dragra
First Appearance
Manga Volume 28, Chapter 251
Anime Episode 151
Video Game Bleach: Heat the Soul 5
Voices
Japanese Masato Funaki
English Greg Eagles

Gantenbainne Mosqueda (ガンテンバイン・モスケーダ, Gantenbain Mosukēda) is the 107th Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen's army.

Appearance

He has brown eyes and a big burnt orange afro-style haircut with thick sideburns and a goatee. His outfit has been modified to match his particular style, including large frills on his collar and thighs. The remains of his Hollow mask are a sunglasses-shaped plate on his forehead with four teeth coming out above each eye. There is a star in the center of the mask fragment, which allows Gantenbainne to see when he pulls the plate down over his eyes.

Personality

Unlike his fellow Privaron Espada, Gantenbainne is slightly more honorable; while fighting Yasutora Sado, he showed restraint and went easy on Chad, wanting to have a fair fight; he didn't go all out until he was actually hit in contrast to the other two Privaron Espada, both of whom would either toy with their opponents or cheat their way into getting them to fight at full strength. His virtue is further illustrated when he warned Chad of an approaching Nnoitra Gilga.

History

Gantenbainne Mosqueda was once an Espada under Aizen. His previous rank is unknown. Like his fellow Privaron Espada, he was demoted in favor of Aizen's more powerful Arrancar.

Plot

Hueco Mundo arc

Gantenbainne encounters Yasutora Sado when he separates from the group in Las Noches in an area known as Tres Cifras. Before releasing his Zanpakutō, he fights using close-combat combo attacks. He initially has the advantage in the battle, avoiding and countering all of Sado's physical attacks.[2] Disappointed in the fact that Chad is seemingly holding back, he is about to finish him off before Chad reveals his right arm's true form, Brazo Derecha de Gigante.[3] Chad elaborates a bit on his power being similar to Hollows and fights with his right arm's true form, pushing Gantenbainne back. Commenting on Sado's talk of true form and true power, Gantenbainne releases his Zanpakutō and fires an energy blast.[4]

158Sado catches

Gantenbainne faces off against Sado.

Lifting up his visor-like Hollow mask remains as the dust clears, Gantenbainne he sees a standing Sado with two armored arms. Sado explains how his right arm was for defense while his recently discovered offensive power is his left arm, Brazo Izquierda del Diablo.[5] Gantenbainne comments on the name of Chad's left arm and attacks. He is unsuccessful and is defeated when Chad uses La Muerte on him, destroying Gantenbainne's released form. Chad spares him in thanks for fighting with all of his strength and helping him grasp his full power.[6] After being defeated, he warns Chad to run from an approaching Nnoitra Gilga who easily dispatches him with one hit.[7] The Exequias are then arrive to finish off both Sado and Mosqueda.[8] They are just about to do so before Retsu Unohana intervenes.[9] The Exequias retreat and Unohana orders her lieutenant, Isane Kotetsu to heal both Sado and Mosqueda.[10] His current fate is unknown, but he is still alive.

Powers & Abilities

Enhanced Strength: During his fight with Chad he demonstrated enough strength to easily overpower Chad's second form of Brazo Derecho del Gigante, including catching a charged punch with relative ease and launching Chad across the room into walls.[11]

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: He has tremendous skill in bare-handed combat and is able to initially dodge and counter all of Yasutora Sado's physical attacks.[2]

Sonído Expert: Gantenbainne has also demonstrated skill with Sonído.[12]

High Spiritual Power: As stated by Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio, Gantenbainne, a Privaron Espada, is one of the strongest Arrancar in Las Noches, only being outclassed by the current Espada.

Zanpakutō

Dragra

Dragra in its sealed state

Dragra (龍拳 (ドラグラ), Doragura; Japanese for "Dragon Fist"): In its sealed state, Dragra exists as a pair of two-pronged punch daggers attached to Gantenbainne's wrists via hinges.[13]

  • Spiritual Energy Generation: Energy can be collected and discharged between the tips of either set of prongs, dramatically enhancing Gantenbainne's melee strikes.[14] (Unnamed)
  • Uno Dos Cientos (1・2・100 (ウーノ・ドス・シエントス), Ūno Dosu Shientosu; Spanish for "One Two Hundreds")[15]: A rapid combination of energy-augmented punches that is delivered in three distinct stages. The first of these, "Uno", involves a potent right-handed chambered punch to the opponent's abdomen. This is immediately followed by "Dos", numerous jabs from both arms dealt in quick succession, which Gantenbainne then concludes with "Cientos", a devastating overhand strike that is capable of shattering even the floor of Tres Cifras.[16]
158Gantenbainne's Resurreccion, Dragra

Dragra's released form

  • Resurrección: His release command is unknown. When Dragra is released, Gantenbainne's arms grow longer and become covered in dome-shaped, armor plating, while his punch daggers now come to resemble dragon heads. Similar plates also extend down his back until they terminate in the form a tail, giving him an appearance reminiscent of an armadillo. During combat, he pulls his mask fragment over his eyes.[17]
Resurrección Special Ability:
  • Rugir del Dragón (龍哮拳 (リュヒル・デル・ドラゴン), Ryuhiru deru Doragon; Spanish for "Roar of the Dragon", Japanese for "Dragon Roar Fist"): When released, Dragra shows the ability to shoot beams of orange energy, along with energy bursts of various size and strength. The strongest of these attacks takes on the shape of a dragon's head.[18]


Appearances in Other Media

Gantenbainne appears in Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 and Bleach: Heat the Soul 6. He can use his Resurrección to attack his enemy with a powerful blue beam of spirit energy.

Quotes

  • (To Yasutora Sado) "There's no way the techniques of a Human who can't even use Sonído could ever reach me!"[19]
  • (To Yasutora Sado): "Get up Yasutora Sado. I know that you are still hiding some power. You're very strong, that's no way for a guy like you to fight. In the name of God, let us have a fair fight."[20]
  • (To Yasutora Sado): "You're not going to respond? That breaks my heart."[14]
  • "Dios, ruego nos perdones."

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bleach Official Character Book MASKED, page 170
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 259, pages 8-15
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 259, pages 17-19
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 260, pages 1-16
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 260, pages 16-20
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 261, pages 1-20
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter 261, pages 21-25
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 297, pages 13-14
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 298, pages 15-17
  10. Bleach manga; Chapter 299, page 2
  11. Bleach anime; Episode 157
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 260, page 9
  13. Bleach manga; Chapter 260, pages 9-15
  14. 14.0 14.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 259, page 17
  15. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED, page 147
  16. Bleach manga; Chapter 259, pages 13-15
  17. Bleach manga; Chapter 260, pages 12-13
  18. Bleach manga; Chapter 261, pages 9-10
  19. Bleach manga; Chapter 259, page 11
  20. Bleach manga; Chapter 259, page 16

Navigation

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki