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Rangiku Matsumoto & Momo Hinamori vs. Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose & Cyan Sung-Sun is the third battle against the Arrancar for 10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto and marked the return of 5th Division Lieutenant Momo Hinamori to active duty. It is also the formal introduction of Tres Bestias, Tier Harribel's three female Fracción and their creation Ayon.
Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose, & Cyan Sung-Sun first appear in Fake Karakura Town along with Tier Harribel to do battle with the Gotei 13. However, once Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen are trapped in Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto's Shikai, Baraggan himself decides to give all orders. His Fracción then pull out a throne made of bones for him to sit upon and await his orders.
After discovering the four pillars that are keeping the Real Karakura Town in Soul Society, Baraggan sends four members of his Fracción to a different pillar to destroy them, stating that if they are going to guard them using ants he will just have to send dragons to crush them. Apacci, Mila Rose, & Sung-Sun await by the side of their mistress Harribel. In the ensuing battles, one by one, the four Fracción are defeated and killed, much to the surprise of the remaining Arrancar.
After the pillars that keep the real Karakura Town in Soul Society are successfully defended and four of Baraggan Louisenbairn's Fracción are killed, Rangiku faces off against all three of Harribel's Fracción by herself while her captain takes on their leader, Harribel.
Rangiku gets into verbal warfare with Apacci and Mila Rose, causing them to argue among themselves as Sung-Sun criticizes them for taking Rangiku's bait. Rangiku then tells the trio they should have surrounded her when they had the chance, but now that they are all in one spot they have lost any advantage that they had. Rangiku then releases her Zanpakutō, enveloping the three Arrancar in a cloud of ash. When some settles onto Apacci's arm and cuts her, Rangiku explains the power of Haineko, to which she then encloses the ash all around them, forming it into a twister. She informs them that they should watch out as the ash will cut anyone it touches, but the three tell her that she has underestimated them and combine their Cero to blast their way through much to Rangiku's surprise before she tries to attack them again.
Apacci makes the statement that she should take a break as the three of them are obviously too much for Rangiku to handle by herself, prompting her to use Shunpo to get in close, but she is caught by Apacci who throws her away. She then uses Haineko to attack the Arrancar from a different angle, but Apacci blocks the attack with a Cero blast, then proceeds to attack Rangiku one on one, but she is interrupted when she is blasted by a fireball from Momo's Zanpakutō.
Rangiku is surprised at her arrival though Momo tells her not to worry as she may be wearing the 5th Division's lieutenant armband, it is only a symbol of her role as leader of the 5th Division, not as Captain Aizen's subordinate, as he is now an enemy of Soul Society. Even though Rangiku tells her that she understands, she slightly worries as she still addresses him as 'Captain'. They are soon interrupted as Apacci throws her Zanpakutō at them from the cloud of smoke, prompting Rangiku to pull up a shield of ash to block the attack. The three attack all at once, but are soon caught in a "Kidō Net", confusing the Arrancar completely. Momo then details to them and Rangiku how she managed to sneak up on Apacci and how she placed the net all around Rangiku, though never thinking she would catch all three in it. Momo then uses her Zanpakutō to ignite the Kidō net causing a massive explosion.
After the attack Rangiku asked Momo if she is okay, to which she states that she is and that she has never done that before. Rangiku then notes that she used #12. Fushibi and that she has never seen such a large and complicated one before. Rangiku remarks to herself that Momo made the spells her own and wondered when she got that strong, though she is happy that she is doing better. Unfortunately, the Arrancar escape Momo's attack, and use their Resurrección to heal themselves and then combine their powers to counterattack. Each of them sacrifice their left arm and use them to form a creature with an ability they call Quimera Parca.
The activation of the Quimera Parca technique culminates in a large shift in the battle and begins the first setback faced by the Gotei 13.
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 319
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 329, pages 6-7 & 15-19
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 330, pages 6-14
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 333, pages 14-19
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 334, pages 9-19
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 335, pages 15-22
|Major Participants||Ichigo Kurosaki • Yoruichi Shihōin • Kisuke Urahara • Isshin Kurosaki • Gotei 13 • Visored • Espada • Wonderweiss Margela • Kaname Tōsen • Sōsuke Aizen • Gin Ichimaru • Findorr Calius • Charlotte Chuhlhourne • Abirama Redder • Choe Neng Poww • Ggio Vega • Nirgge Parduoc • Emilou Apacci • Franceska Mila Rose • Cyan Sung-Sun • Ayon|
|Fights & Events||The Armies Assemble: Battle at Fake Karakura Town • Yumichika Ayasegawa vs. Charlotte Chuhlhourne • Izuru Kira vs. Abirama Redder • Shūhei Hisagi vs. Findorr Calius • Ikkaku Madarame & Sajin Komamura vs. Choe Neng Poww • Suì-Fēng vs. Ggio Vega • Marechiyo Ōmaeda vs. Nirgge Parduoc • Rangiku Matsumoto & Momo Hinamori vs. Emilou Apacci, Franceska Mila Rose & Cyan Sung-Sun • Battle of the Chimera: Gotei 13 vs. Ayon • Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Lilynette Gingerbuck • Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Tier Harribel • Suì-Fēng & Marechiyo Ōmaeda vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn • Shunsui Kyōraku & Jūshirō Ukitake vs. Coyote Starrk • The Arrival: The Visored Appear • Hachigen Ushōda & Suì-Fēng vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn • Love Aikawa & Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi vs. Coyote Starrk • Shunsui Kyōraku vs. Coyote Starrk: Final Fight • Tōshirō Hitsugaya, Lisa Yadōmaru & Hiyori Sarugaki vs. Tier Harribel • Mashiro Kuna & Kensei Muguruma vs. Wonderweiss Margela • Aizen's Impatience: Tense Situation • Sajin Komamura & Shūhei Hisagi vs. Kaname Tōsen • Shinji Hirako vs. Sōsuke Aizen • The Gotei 13 & The Visored vs. Sōsuke Aizen • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto vs. Wonderweiss Margela • Isshin Kurosaki, Kisuke Urahara & Yoruichi Shihōin vs. Sōsuke Aizen • Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Gin Ichimaru, Arrival in Karakura Town, Gin Ichimaru vs. Sōsuke Aizen, Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Sōsuke Aizen|