"Shinigami, humans, Hollows, Arrancar, all of their differences and strife, will, freedom, beasts, plants, the moon and stars and sun - all of it is meaningless! There is but one absolute in this world, and that is my power!"
Baraggan has the appearance of an elderly man, with a left olive green eye, a white mustache and white hair. His face is lined by large scars on the left side of his chin that goes down to his neck and across his right eye. Despite his aged appearance, Baraggan is quite stocky and muscular, and when standing (albeit with the slouch of an elderly person), he is of a fair size. He wears a regal white leather coat with black fur lining, short sleeves, and three black fur stripes running along the bottom. He wears a golden wristband on both wrists, and a belt consisting of three thick chains attached to a large metal disk with a sun emblem. Overall, he resembles a barbarian lord (of Viking origin). The remnants of his Hollow mask take the form of a five-pointed crown just above his forehead. The location of his Espada tattoo is unknown. His Hollow hole is in the center of his chest.
Having been the former God-King of Hueco Mundo prior to Aizen's ascension, Baraggan is regal, egotistical, and full of pride. He does not hesitate to impose his perceived authority over others, taking the role of leadership after Sōsuke Aizen, whom he refers to as "the Boss," was trapped. He even goes as far as to openly challenge two other powerful Espada, including the Primera Espada, to disagree. He does not carry his Zanpakutō himself - his Fracción take care of it, as well as his throne. He also has the capacity to be analytical and strategic, such as finding the four pillars keeping the real Karakura Town in Soul Society.
As the Espada of Old Age, Baraggan possesses a sense of fatalism stemming from his power, bragging about how death by senescence is something which none cannot fathom beyond inevitability, even for Shinigami. He states everything which can exist for a lifetime cannot exist forever: even the word "forever" is meaningless, for it was born out of the fear of death. This philosophy makes Baraggan quite merciless against his enemies, which he refers to as "ants" that he could rot the flesh from their bodies. Despite all of Baraggan's bragging, Hachigen Ushōda suggests that Baraggan is simply another life form that fears old age and tried to escape it; Baraggan himself claimed that he will never die.
For all his pride and power, Baraggan is easily enraged when he is outmatched or injured. Whenever this happens, he flies into a blind rage, and starts cursing at his opponents. He will go completely all out in trying to attack the offender and anyone else in the way, even against all odds. Baraggan has held a grudge against Aizen (whom he begrudgingly refers to as "Boss") since the day he met him, and his final act was an attempt on Aizen's life, which proved to be in vain.
Before becoming an Espada, Baraggan was the undisputed King of Hueco Mundo and the original ruler of Las Noches. He reigned over an open court with many servants, and had a large army of Hollows. He was increasingly bored as a result of nothing to do, nothing to conquer, and no one to defeat, thus rendering his army nearly useless: its only purpose had become awaiting the invasion of another force. When Baraggan was told one of his subordinates had been killed, Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen appeared at the entrance to the court. Tōsen killed a Hollow which had tried to attack Aizen, who, stating he and Baraggan had never met before, asked him if he was the King of Hueco Mundo. Confirming his status, Baraggan asked Aizen who they were. Pointing out they had no masks, which made it obvious they were not Hollows, Baraggan asked if they were Humans or Shinigami. When the question was not answered, Baraggan, stating he cared very little about what they were, said he was so bored, he would have split his army in two and made them kill each other if they had not arrived, and welcomed them to his palace of Las Noches.
Tōsen states that it was interesting that Baraggan called a place without walls or a ceiling a palace, asking if it was a joke on his part. Baraggan replied that he had no need for a ceiling, for he was a king, and that the very sky of Hueco Mundo was the roof of his palace. Unsheathing his Zanpakutō, Aizen asked Baraggan to take a look at his sword, telling him that its name was Kyōka Suigetsu. As he held it up for all to see, Baraggan asked him what he was doing. Aizen then asked him if he was happy with what he had, confusing Baraggan. He went on, asking if Baraggan ever felt that this place was not where he should be. Aizen then stated that if he wanted to rise even higher, then he would aid Baraggan if he followed him. When he claimed if he did so, he would give him more power and a new world, Baraggan laughed at the notion, declaring that he was the King of Hueco Mundo, and that there was no one higher than him and no new world for him. Baraggan, no longer amused by the intruders, ordered his army to crush them all. However, Aizen released his Shikai and showed Baraggan the destruction of his army. Aizen stated that this was Baraggan's world, prompting him to rise from his throne and prepare to attack with his Gran Caída. Taunting Baraggan, Aizen stated that it was ironic that Baraggan, dressed in black and ready to attack, looked just like a Shinigami.
Hueco Mundo arc
Baraggan is present for Aizen's meeting with the Espada about Ichigo Kurosaki, Yasutora Sado, and Uryū Ishida entering Hueco Mundo to save Orihime Inoue, sitting between Yammy Llargo and Szayelaporro Granz. Along with Aaroniero Arruruerie, Yammy, Szayelaporro, and Nnoitra Gilga, he complains about the intruders. When Aizen, revealing Ichigo and his friends as the intruders, displays their likenesses for the Espada to see, Baraggan states that when he thought of intruders, he imagined they were being attacked by an army, and is unimpressed to find out they are so young.
Fake Karakura Town arc
When Captain-Commander Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto uses his Shikai to trap the opposing captains, Baraggan, assessing the situation, notes their enemies are numerous, and Aizen is trapped. When Harribel tells him he underestimates Aizen, he states that she is underestimating him and snaps his fingers. As Choe Neng Poww, Ggio Vega, and Abirama Redder pull out a throne for him to sit upon, he decides to take control of the situation himself, and tells Starrk he had better not have a problem with this. As Starrk allows Baraggan to take over, Baraggan details how the town under them is a fake created as a replica by Soul Society, and notes Aizen said all they have to do is go to Soul Society to get the real one. Questioning the need to go through the trouble, Baraggan deduces if the real town is being kept in Soul Society with pillars, destroying the pillars will most likely result in the town returning to its natural place. When he orders Findorr Calius to send Hollows to destroy them, the Hollows are killed by Ikkaku Madarame, Yumichika Ayasegawa, Izuru Kira, and Shūhei Hisagi, who are protecting the pillars. In response, he sends Poww, Charlotte Chuhlhourne, Abirama, and Findorr, to each of the pillars.
In the ensuing battles, one by one, three of his Fracción are defeated and killed. Though Poww destroys one of the pillars after he defeats Ikkaku, with the intervention of Captain Sajin Komamura, he is also killed, and the damage to the tower is brought under control. Furious at having lost over half of his Fracción, Baraggan, crushes the armrest of his throne and prepares to take action himself. Pleading with him to leave the Shinigami to himself and Baraggan's other remaining Fracción, Nirgge Parduoc, Ggio Vega engages Suì-Fēng and Marechiyo Ōmaeda in battle after Baraggan gives them a pep talk. Later, after both of them are also killed, Baraggan, rising from his throne, prepares to fight Suì-Fēng and Ōmaeda.
Noticing his opponents are tired from their last battle, Baraggan notes how they have not budged him. When Ōmaeda says to release the limiters, Suì-Fēng tells him they are already at full strength. Baraggan takes out his Zanpakutō and swings; Suì-Fēng notes how she can barely dodge the attack. Revealing the Espada's aspects of death and how he represents old age, Baraggan, demonstrating his ability, touches her left arm, causing the bones to break. As this noticeably shocks her, Baraggan releases his Zanpakutō. As Baraggan walks towards them in his released form, Suì-Fēng realizes that each step he takes on the roof causes it to rot and crumble. As she screams at Ōmaeda to run, Baraggan activates Respira, which catches and begins rotting Suì-Fēng's arm away to the bone. Realizing what has happened, Suì-Fēng has Ōmaeda cut off her arm before it spreads further, prompting Baraggan to state he finds it funny that even Shinigami are afraid of death. Baraggan then rushes at Ōmaeda, prompting him to run for his life.
Baraggan chases after Ōmaeda, who activates his Shikai in hopes of damaging the Espada. When it does not work, Ōmaeda uses Bakudō #21. Sekienton to create a smoke curtain in order to hide his escape. Bringing out Gran Caída, Baraggan, noticing the surge of energy from Suì-Fēng's Bankai being activated, turns around to face her. When Suì-Fēng emerges with her Bankai, Jakuhō Raikōben, Baraggan is somewhat surprised, for he has yet to see one. After she explains how she would have preferred not to use it, for it offends her pride as the commander of the Onmitsukidō, Suì-Fēng fires the projectile at Baraggan, creating a huge explosion. After the arrival of Hooleer, Baraggan, who is still alive, appears in the smoke. After Hachigen Ushōda arrives, Baraggan, interrupting their reunion, states it does not matter who they are or what powers they have, for everything is equal before him. As Baraggan, taunting Hachi, tells him to come to him so he can turn him to bone and destroy him, Hachi forms a barrier to ensnare Baraggan. Stating he has seen what Baraggan can do, which is why he came to fight him, Hachi tells him all attacks are the same unless they can touch you, and Baraggan wields a truly fearsome power. Acknowledging this statement, Baraggan then asks if the Visored had thought Kidō was not affected by his powers, as he destroys the barrier surrounding him.
As Baraggan explains how nothing lasts forever, Hachi generates a barrier. As Baraggan begins to rot it away, Hachi, reciting an incantation, creates a giant barrier which separates them. Trying to destroy the wall, Baraggan notices something behind him. Creating more barriers, Hachi fully traps Baraggan, who becomes very angry. Stating the barrier is not meant to seal him, Hachi explains how Baraggan had, using his aging ability on Suì-Fēng's Bankai, made it explode far away from him, thus escaping the explosion and avoiding any harm to his person. Hachi deduces if Baraggan is in a place where he cannot escape the explosion, his powers will not be fast enough to divert the force of the attack away from him. As the pinwheel section of the barrier partially opens, Suì-Fēng, inserting Jakuhō Raikōben into it, fires her Bankai, severely cracking the barrier.
As the building which Suì-Fēng and Ōmaeda are standing on begins to crumble and fall apart, they realize it is the deteriorating powers of Baraggan's Respira. As Baraggan states he will never forgive them, Hachi states it is impossible for him to be alive. Telling them he will not forgive them for injuring him, Baraggan, appearing with the left half of his face blown off, brings forth more Respira to engulf the area. Hachi puts up a barrier and dons his Hollow Mask in order to repel the Respira. Baraggan asks him who he thinks he is playing Hollow with, for he is the God of Hueco Mundo. As the Respira breaks through Hachi's barrier, Suì-Fēng screams his name as Baraggan goes into a speech about how all are beneath him: regardless of their power, their differences, and dominions, only his power is absolute. His Respira attacks Hachi, shattering his Hollow mask.
As Baraggan continues to speak, Hachi's right arm is enveloped in Baraggan's Respira, which begins deteriorating it. When Hachi covers what is left of his arm with a barrier, Baraggan pauses, asking what Hachi has done to his right arm. Pointing at Baraggan, who asks what he is doing, Hachi states he gave it to him. As Baraggan's chest glows, he asks what is happening, prompting Hachi to explain how Baraggan stated only his power is absolute. As the barrier placed in Baraggan's stomach is revealed, it, beginning to dissipate, reveals Hachi's deteriorating right arm, which was held inside it. Beginning to deteriorate extremely fast, Baraggan realizes Hachi, having cut off his arm inside a barrier, transferred it to his stomach. Hachi states that if Baraggan's power is truly absolute, then even he cannot stand against it. Hachi notes it was only a guess, and he is glad he was not wrong. As Baraggan becomes infuriated at this, Hachi states that in Soul Society, there are no gods other than the Shinigami, the Gods of Death, so anyone who is not a Shinigami cannot understand the seriousness of his words. As Hachi asks for Baraggan's pardon for their lack of belief, Baraggan disintegrates even further, with almost the entirety of his body destroyed.
As he dies, Baraggan recalls the first time he met Aizen. Before disintegrating completely, he throws Gran Caída at him in one last attempt to fulfill his vow to kill him. Baraggan's final attack ultimately proves futile, for the weapon rots away before it can reach Aizen, who turns his back on Baraggan as he disintegrates entirely, leaving only his crown to fall to the ground and shatter.
Powers & Abilities
- Time Dilation Field: Baraggan can project a field around him that slows time, thereby reducing the speed of any target which comes near him and makes attempts to attack practically useless. This gives him sufficient time to counter attack in real time while his opponent is extremely slowed. He used this aspect of the ability in his fight against Suì-Fēng and Ōmaeda so they were incapable of landing a hit on him.
- Age Acceleration: The ability allows him to accelerate the age of whatever he touches, causing the appropriate damage which comes with aging. He aged Suì-Fēng's left arm to the point where its bones broke after becoming very brittle.
Axemanship: Baraggan is skillful at using his Zanpakutō defensively in battle, proven in his fight against Suì-Fēng and Marechiyo Ōmaeda, only utilizing his raw power when actually attacking. Before his death, he threw it as a final attempt to kill Sōsuke Aizen.
Descorrer (解空 (デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void"):: A technique used by Espada-level Arrancar, and sometimes others, to open a Garganta between the Human World and Hueco Mundo. He used one to travel to the fake Karakura Town.
Sonído: Baraggan can use Sonído, though his exact level of skill with it is unknown. His proficiency in this ability is so great, he moved next to Suì-Fēng, a Shinigami known for her great speed, and lightly tapped her on the shoulder, while the latter could only react with confusion at what just transpired. He has used the technique very sparingly, employing it only to appear before Marechiyo Ōmaeda as he fled, and to evade an unsuspected attack.
Enhanced Strength: Despite his elderly appearance, Baraggan possesses great physical strength. He crushed his armrest made of bone and later punched his hand through the rest of his throne in order to retrieve his Zanpakutō. He wields his large Zanpakutō with enough force to slice through large buildings with only a casual swing. The force of his swing is strong enough to cut buildings in two from a mile away.
Immense Spiritual Power: As a member of the top four Espada, Baraggan is forbidden to release his Zanpakutō inside Las Noches because such a release could destroy the entire fortress. His Reiatsu is dark red. It was powerful enough to send a shockwave across the fake Karakura Town when he exerted it. As he was known as the King of Hueco Mundo, his powers were vast and well known.
Keen Intellect: Baraggan is a perceptive man, deducing the Jūreichi was a fake and the four pillars needed to be destroyed in order to reveal the real Karakura Town. He seemed to be aware of the exact locations of the pillars. He is just as perceptive in battle, seeing through Suì-Fēng's attack strategy.
Arrogante (髑髏大帝 (アロガンテ), arogante; Spanish for "Arrogant," Japanese for "Grand Emperor of Skulls"): Unlike most Arrancar whose Zanpakutō takes the form of a sword, Baraggan's Zanpakutō takes the form of a large, double-headed battleaxe. The battle axe has a pair of rounded blades that are black with silver edges. There is a red slit-eye pendant in the middle of the focal point holding both blades together. The focal point is attached to a long handle, which has 3 white raised studs in a row on all four sides of its base for a total of 12 studs. The end of the handle is wrapped in a gold. During the battle in the fake Karakura Town, he initially kept it hidden in his throne.
- Resurrección: The release phrase of Arrogante is Rot (朽ちろ, kuchiro; Viz "Decay"). When releasing his Zanpakutō, Baraggan, holding it out in front of him with its axe-head pointing downwards, declares the release. Releasing red Reiatsu, the slit-eye pendant between the axe-blades begins to generate numerous jet-black and purple flames, which, burn away Baraggan's flesh, reducing his entire body to little more than a skeleton, with his head becoming a skull and his hands and arms being reduced to bone, though he retains both of his armbands. Afterwards, Baraggan's body becomes draped in a purple cloak, with a pitch-black tattered fur collar around his neck area and the fringes of his cloak, which gives him a macabre appearance strongly reminiscent of a lich. Several lengths of golden chain, originally worn like a belt around his waist, now dangle out of his armbands. The eye from his Zanpakutō is now worn at the center of his chest near his neck as an elegant pendant. The sandals of his uniform become white, pointed-toe boots. His crown-like mask fragment turns into a full, extravagantly decorated, bejeweled crown, with a chain running downward on the left side. He retains the scar present on his right eye from his previous form, visible now as an apparent crack in the same location.
- Resurrección Special Ability: In this form, Baraggan's natural abilities are enhanced.
- Enhanced Senescencia: While in his Resurrección, Baraggan can age and deteriorate every object around him: even the very building he walks upon begins deteriorating from his mere presence. Because of this, he is protected from most close-range and melee attacks, for everything which comes within a specific range of him rapidly ages and disintegrates before actually making contact. Baraggan deteriorated numerous rocks thrown at him by Ōmaeda's Shikai as they made contact with his field. He used the ability on Suì-Fēng's Bankai to make it explode far away from him, allowing him to escape the blast relatively undamaged.
- Respira (死の息吹 (レスピラ), resupira; Spanish for "Breathe", Japanese for "Breath of Death"): Baraggan unleashes a black and purple, smoke-like miasma, which, radiating outward from him, ages and rots anything which it comes into contact with. It moved fast enough to strike Suì-Fēng while she was attempting to escape from it at full speed. The miasma decayed the skin on Suì-Fēng's left arm until only shredded clothes and her arm's skeleton were left behind. Even after escaping the attack, the deterioration continued until the afflicted area was amputated. Baraggan can control its speed, purposely releasing a slower Respira when chasing Ōmaeda. Respira can dissolve Kidō, which Baraggan demonstrated when he destroyed a Kidō cage which Hachigen Ushōda had imprisoned him in. Baraggan explained this aspect by stating because all living things eventually die, the things which they create eventually die as well.
- Gran Caída (滅亡の斧 (グラン･カイダ), guran kaida; Spanish for "Great Fall", Japanese for "Axe of Ruin"): Baraggan wields a Resurrección form of his original double-bladed axe, which he keeps hidden within his cloak. It is the same axe he used as the King of Hueco Mundo, before he became an Arrancar. The axe itself has a much slimmer and darker appearance than its predecessor. It sports two pointed blades and a large spike protruding outwards from its center, in place of the now-absent slit-eye pendant. There are four golden chains present around the base of the spike, which extend into his cloak and attach to an ornate bracelet worn around his right wrist. Just as before, he wields the axe with a single hand. Baraggan uses this in an attempt to finish Ōmaeda off, referring to it as Ōmaeda's "guillotine". He can also extend his Respira miasma by swinging his axe, concentrated into a slash capable of cutting through Hachigen Ushōda's barriers. As Baraggan died, he threw the corroding Gran Caída as a projectile at Aizen in a final attempt for revenge.
Respira Infusion: Under normal circumstances Baraggan is protected from the effects of this ability, but this protection is negated if his Respira somehow enters his own body.
- Choe Neng Poww (チーノン・ポウ, Chīnon Pō): A large Arrancar who was sent to deal with Ikkaku Madarame. Though he defeated Ikkaku and landed a powerful hit on Captain Sajin Komamura, he was crushed and killed under Komamura's Bankai.
- Charlotte Chuhlhourne (シャルロッテ・クールホーン, Sharurotte Kūruhōn): An Arrancar who appears as though he dresses in drag, and is a narcissist like his assigned opponent, Yumichika Ayasegawa. He is defeated by Yumichika.
- Abirama Redder (アビラマ・レッダー, Abirama Reddā): A very enthusiastic Arrancar who screams he is going to kill his opponent, while demanding his opponent do the same as a way to psyche each other out. He was sent to battle against Izuru Kira, who beheaded him.
- Findorr Calius (フィンドール・キャリアス, Findōru Kyariasu): An Arrancar who, though appearing to be the most composed member of Baraggan's Fracción, is as arrogant and sadistic as the rest of them. He had an ability not displayed by most Arrancar, which was the ability to increase his power by tearing off a piece of his mask. He was sent to battle against Shūhei Hisagi, who killed him.
- Ggio Vega (ジオ＝ヴェガ, Jio Vega): The smallest member of Baraggan's Fracción, his attitude somewhat mirrors that of his adversary, Suì-Fēng, his opponent in the battle over the fake Karakura Town, but he is very sarcastic, and enjoys taunting his opponents. He was killed by Suì-Fēng.
- Nirgge Parduoc (ニルゲ・パルドゥック, Niruge Parudukku): An Arrancar who faced Marechiyo Ōmaeda in battle. He relies more on his large size and power to win. He was killed by Suì-Fēng when she was thrown away by one of Ggio's attacks and crashed against his head.
Appearances in Other Media
|Video Game Appearances|
- In Ryōgo Narita's novel Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World, it is established that Baraggan was one of the very first Vasto Lorde Hollows to have appeared in Hueco Mundo and was known to have been a rival to Ikomikidomoe before entering into a pact with the other Hollow not to interfere with each others affairs. Read more...
- Baraggan appears as a playable character in Heat the Soul 7, where his Resurrección is his EX attack.
- He also appears in Soul Resurrección, where his Resurrección is fully playable. In this game, Baraggan can summon his throne to sit on while four Arrancar attack his enemies, and has an ability named Fuego (死の炎閃 (フエゴ), fuego; Spanish for "Fire", Japanese for "Death Flame Flash") where he breathes out a purple and black Reiatsu orb, which damages opponents.
- Baraggan is playable in multiple forms in Bleach: Brave Souls, including in his Resurrección, Arrogante. In this form, Baraggan is a melee character with the "Mind" Attribute and the "Shinigami Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Weaken with every attack. His unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy", "Long Reach +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; when Resurrected, his unlockable skills are "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy +1", "Long Reach +20%", and "Sprinter +1", while his Soul Traits are "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%" and "Last-Ditch Survival Rate +80%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%" and "Focus +30", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Strong Attack Damage +10%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +20%" at level 10. Baraggan's special is Respira - Esgrimir (レスピラ・一閃, Resupira: Issen; Spanish for "Breathe: Fencing", Japanese for "Breathe: Single Flash"), where he unleashes toxic breath followed by a battle-axe strike that inflicts immense damage and Weaken.
- Baraggan is also playable in his base form, drawing from the beginning of his battle against Suì-Fēng. In this form, Baraggan is a melee strong attack character with the "Technique" Attribute and the "Espada Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Weaken with every attack; notably, his third Strong Attack consists of him summoning Ggio, Findorr and Abirama using Águila to attack the enemy. He has one Innate Ability built in at ★5: "Weaken Duration -100%", and his unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Berserker +20%", "Frenzy +1", "Devastation +40%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Weaken Defence", "Sprinter +1", and "Melee Damage +10% (+30% in Guild Quests)", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%"; meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Damage +13%", and "Spiritual Pressure +90", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Last-Ditch Survival Rate +100%" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +30%" at level 10. Baraggan's special is Catastrophic Strike (壊滅の一振り, Kaimetsu no Hitofuri; Japanese for "A Swing of Destruction"), where he attacks with his axe, inflicting immense damage and Weaken.
- Additionally, Baraggan is playable in an alternate form using Arrogante known as "Tyrant's Aspiration". In this form, Baraggan is a ranged strong attack character with the "Power Attribute" and the "Hollow Killer" ability who has a change to inflict Weaken and Drain with every attack other than his second Strong Attack, which is a debuff move; his other attacks are variants of him using Respira and his axe. He has three Innate Skills built in at ★5: "Full Stamina Only Reduced Strong Attack Cooldown +6%", "Freeze Duration -100%", and "Sprinter +1", and his unlockable skills are "Bruiser +20%", "Damage inflicted at full STA +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Diminisher +10 secs.", "Frenzy +1", "Guard Break", "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%", and "Weaken Defense", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Damage +20%". Meanwhile, his Arena Traits are "Strong Attack Recharge Time -7%" and "Spiritual Pressure +90", while his Arena Abilities other than "All Stats +5%" are "Poise" at level 5 and "Strong Attack Damage +30%" at level 10. Baraggan's special is Emperor's Might (大帝の威光, Taitei no Ikō), where he unleashes Respira to inflict immense damage, Weaken, and Drain.
- Brave Souls also contains a unique form for Baraggan to commemorate the inclusion of the Can't Fear Your Own World light novel. Designed by Tite Kubo, this appearance mirrors Ulquiorra's own Hōgyoku-enhanced power, transcending Resurrección.
- In this form, Baraggan retains the skeleton visage and fur cloak of his standard Resurrección, but with several additions and changes. His crown is much larger and has been simplified to five spires, with a large, red-pupiled eye in the center. Baraggan's skull remains largely unchanged aside from a golden segment over his left eyehole and two golden chains dangling on either side of his head. He gains four bone tusks in two sets of different length jutting out from where his neck would be, each cracked to reveal red Reiatsu within, adorned with a golden band near the middle of its curve, and tipped in swirling red Reiatsu. His cloak becomes black, brown, and tan in three distinct sections, and opens to reveal his "body". Beneath Baraggan's cloak lies a mass of pink-red Reiatsu in place of a body, with twelve rib bones and a tailbone floating in their normal positions; the bottom two rib bones and the tailbone are plated with gold. His lower half consists of black, brown, and tan furred leggings ending in flame-like red Reiatsu that is adorned by two long, intricate golden bands crossing at the center and three golden, blade-like ornaments on either hip, growing larger in size as they expand outward from him.
- Baraggan's arms are visible, each as a single hand connected by a radius and ulna to an elbow joint with a golden bangle on the wrist, while his left arm is regular bone with cracks exposing red Reiatsu, his right arm is plated entirely in gold.He wields a more intricate form of his Resurrección's Gran Caída; no longer connected to him by a chain, this black axe has a gold-plated section near the blades that is about the length of Baraggan's arm, with a small ring of gold an inch away from where it terminates on the handle. The blades of the axe each have a large, crescent-shaped section missing near the middle of the outer edge, and are connected by an ornate, jagged, symmetrical, three-tiered golden emblem with a large red gemstone in the center. The Hōgyoku floats in the mass of Reiatsu within Baraggan's cloak, behind his second and third row of ribs.
- In this form, Baraggan is a ranged strong attack character with the "Speed" Attribute and the "Arrancar Killer" ability who has a chance to inflict Weaken with every attack. His unlockable skills are "Berserker +20%", "Bruiser +20%", "Debilitator +5 secs.", "Devastation +40%", "Frenzy", "Last-Ditch Survival 100%", "Sprinter +1", and "Weaken Duration -100%", while his Soul Trait is "Strong Attack Recharge Time -12%". Baraggan's special is Destino Arrogante (デスティーノ・アロガンテ, Desutīno Arogante; Spanish for "Arrogant Destiny"), where he rises up from his throne surrounded by black pillars of Reiatsu above a stair case of maroon-red Reiatsu below a red moon as several pillars of maroon Reiatsu shoot up around him before raising his axe and slamming it down, shattering the land around him while black-and-maroon Reiatsu flares outward to inflict immense damage and Weaken.
- Baraggan's aspect of death is Aging (or Time).
- The theme song that Kubo chose for Baraggan is "Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man)" by the band Running Wild on their album Black Hand Inn.
- In the second best bout poll, Baraggan's fight with Suì-Fēng and Hachigen Ushōda ranked 28th.
- Baraggan never once referred to himself as an Espada, and was only confirmed as the second Espada by Coyote Starrk (albeit indirectly), making him the only Espada to have his rank confirmed by someone else.
- (To Coyote Starrk and Tier Harribel) "Until the Boss gets out of there, I'll be giving the orders round here. Anyone got a problem with that?"
- (To Ggio Vega and Nirgge Parduoc) "Kill them. Do not allow even a single one of these ants to escape with his life. If you lose here, there will be no place for you to return to. Do not disappoint me. Do not force me to walk a path not stained with the blood of my enemies. Say it! Who do you serve?"
- (To Suì-Fēng) "You seem to be having difficulty grasping the nature of the ability I possess. Each of the Espada holds dominion over a different form of death. The ten different paths that can lead a human to death. This is reflected in their individual abilities, their ideologies, and forms the basis of their existence. Isolation. Sacrifice. Emptiness. Despair. Destruction. Intoxication. Insanity. Avarice. Rage. And the form of death over which I hold dominion is 'age'. 'Age', that is to say, 'time'. The greatest, and most absolute form. The death that inevitably awaits all things."
- (To Suì-Fēng) "Incomprehensible. That is the nature of death. Furthermore, from this point onward, until this battle is over, everything that happens will be beyond the comprehension of your wits."
- (To Marechiyo Ōmaeda) "Hmph. It would appear you have nothing left to entertain me with, no matter how much I let you run about. Time to put an end to this."
- (To Hachigen Ushōda) "It matters not who you are or what manner of power you may possess. Before the power I wield, all beings are equal. Come. It is time that you too were reduced to naught but bones."
- (To Hachigen Ushōda) "I suppose 'buying time' in the face of one who holds dominion over 'age' is a similar action to spitting in the face of God. Perhaps I should congratulate you on your nerve, lesser beings though you are."
- (To Suì-Fēng and Hachigen Ushōda) "To think that you could injure me to such an extent... I will never forgive you, impudent insects! Regret your boundless insolence as you turn to dust before me!"
- (To Suì-Fēng and Hachigen Ushōda) "Insects, insects, insects! Shinigami, humans, Hollows, Arrancar, all of their differences and strife, will, freedom, beasts, plants, the moon and stars and sun - all of it is meaningless! There is but one absolute in this world, and that is my power! Everything outside of that is as tiny and meaningless as an insect! It is only natural for I, wielder of the ultimate power over all, to hold dominion over the world!! Among a number of competing powers, equality can never be found. But observe! In these hollow eyes of mine, the lives you bear are no greater than those of mere ants!"
- (To his army) "How tedious this all is. There is nothing more meaningless than an army with no enemy to fend off. Do you not agree? My subjects. Though, little point asking when none of you would dare but concur."
- (To Sōsuke Aizen, Gin Ichimaru, and Kaname Tōsen) "I was just beginning to succumb to boredom. Had you not appeared here today, I might have divided my own army in two and had them slaughter among themselves."
- (To Sōsuke Aizen) "I will kill you. Kill you with my own hands. You will regret ever granting me this power. I am King. I am God. I am undying. I will never cease in my attempts to take your life, Sōsuke Aizen."
Battles & Events
- The Armies Assemble: Battle at Fake Karakura Town
- Suì-Fēng & Marechiyo Ōmaeda vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn
- Hachigen Ushōda & Suì-Fēng vs. Baraggan Louisenbairn
- Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED, character file 77
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371
- Bleach manga; Chapter 270, pages 2-3
- Bleach manga; Chapter 355, page 9
- Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED, page 85
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 2
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 1-14
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318, pages 9-12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318, pages 9-10
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318, pages 12-14
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, page 17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 369, pages 2-3
- Bleach manga; Chapter 319, page 5
- bleach manga; Chapter 357, page 8
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 15-18
- Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 5-6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 1
- Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 8-11
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318, page 11
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 14-16
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 2-6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 7-15
- Bleach manga; Chapter 244, pages 13-17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 245, page 5
- Bleach manga; Chapter 269, pages 8-9
- Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 10-14
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318
- Bleach manga; Chapter 319, pages 6-7
- Bleach Manga; Chapter 328, pages 15-17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 333, pages 12-13
- Bleach manga; Chapter 355, pages 8-12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, pages 8-20
- Bleach manga; Chapter 357, pages 1-14
- Bleach manga; Chapter 358, pages 8-12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 360, pages 5-19
- Bleach manga; Chapter 364, page 11
- Bleach manga; Chapter 368, pages 15-19
- Bleach manga; Chapter 369, pages 5-19
- Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 1-10
- Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 11-19
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 1-2
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 15-17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, page 15
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, pages 10-13
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, pages 16-17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 15
- Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED, page 149
- Bleach manga; Chapter 359, page 14
- Bleach anime; Episode 275, only appears in the anime.
- Bleach manga; Chapter 328, page 14
- Bleach manga; Chapter 355, page 8
- Bleach manga; Chapter 328, page 15
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, page 9
- Bleach manga; Chapter 345, pages 7-9
- Bleach anime; Episode 226
- Bleach manga; Chapter 333, page 12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, pages 5-6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 355, page 9
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, pages 19-20
- Bleach manga, Chapter 370, page 6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 357, pages 5-6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 360, pages 7-8
- Bleach manga; Chapter 359, pages 15-17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 369, page 17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 357, pages 7-12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 368, page 19
- Bleach manga; Chapter 369, page 2
- Bleach manga; Chapter 360, pages 10-11
- Bleach anime; Episode 281; only displayed in the anime
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 16
- Bleach manga; Chapter 319, page 6
- Bleach Volume 38; Arrancar datasheet
- Bleach video game; Bleach: Heat the Soul 7
- Bleach video game; Bleach: Soul Resurrección
- Bleach video game; Bleach: Brave Souls
- Bleach Official Character Book MASKED
- 13 BLADEs., page 255
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 18
- Bleach manga; Chapter 318, page 12
- Bleach manga; Chapter 329, pages 10-11
- Bleach manga; Chapter 356, pages 13-15
- Bleach manga; Chapter 360, page 10
- Bleach manga; Chapter 368, page 17
- Bleach manga; Chapter 369, page 16
- Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 12-13
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 3
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 6
- Bleach manga; Chapter 371, page 14
|Members||0: Yammy Llargo (Post-Release) •1st: Coyote Starrk / Lilynette Gingerbuck (Post-Release) • 2nd: Baraggan Louisenbairn • 3rd: Tier Harribel • 4th: Ulquiorra Cifer • 5th: Nnoitra Gilga • 6th: Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez • 7th: Zommari Rureaux • 8th: Szayelaporro Granz • 9th: Aaroniero Arruruerie|
|Former Members||3rd: Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck • 6th: Luppi Antenor|
|Privaron Espada||102nd: Pícaro • 103rd: Dordoni Alessandro Del Socaccio • 105th: Cirucci Sanderwicci • 107th: Gantenbainne Mosqueda|