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Momo Hinamori vs. Izuru Kira is a small scuffle that takes place between Lieutenant Momo Hinamori of the 5th Division & Lieutenant Izuru Kira of the 3rd Division. They are interrupted by Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya of the 10th Division.
Momo is running late for her lieutenant meeting; as she is running she sees her captain, Sōsuke Aizen brutally murdered and pinned to the wall with his own Zanpakutō. Hearing her scream, Izuru Kira, the lieutenant of the 3rd Division, Lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba of the 7th Division, and Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto of the 10th Division reach the site and witness the horrific murder of Captain Aizen.
Captain Gin Ichimaru also arrives, but an enraged Momo attacks him, stating that he was the one who had murdered her captain. However, her Zanpakutō is met by Izuru's, who says that whatever the reason, he would never let another raise their sword against his captain. Momo pleads for him to step away, but instead he tells her to sheathe her sword. Momo loses her patience and releases Tobiume. Kira, seeing that she is serious, releases Wabisuke too, but they are stopped by the timely arrival of Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya, of the 10th Division, who places both of them under arrest. As the two are escorted away, Hitsugaya accuses Gin of attempting to kill Hinamori and warns him that if any harm befell her then he would kill Gin.
The fight ends with the arrest of both Momo Hinamori and Izuru Kira. Finding the body of a Gotei 13 captain murdered in such a gruesome way set the stage for the mindset the Gotei 13 would have against the invaders. The conflict also started the divide between those following orders and those following their conscience.
- ↑ Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 263
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 100, pages 16-18
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 101, pages 1-4
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 101, pages 5-17