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Respira (死の息吹 (レスピラ), resupira; Spanish for "Breathe", Japanese for "Breath of Death") is a technique used by Baraggan Louisenbairn while in his Resurrección, Arrogante.


Baraggan unleashes a purplish black, smoke-like miasma which radiates outward from him. Respira immediately ages and rots anything which it comes into contact with. It moved fast enough to strike 2nd Division Captain Suì-Fēng while she was attempting to escape from it at full speed, and decayed the skin on Suì-Fēng's left arm until only shredded clothes and her arm's skeleton were left behind. Even after Suì-Fēng escaped the attack, the deterioration continued until the afflicted area had been amputated.[1] Baraggan can control the speed of Respira, which he displayed when he purposely released a slower Respira when chasing Ōmaeda.[2] Respira can even dissolve Kidō, which Baraggan demonstrated when he destroyed a Kidō cage which Hachigen had imprisoned him in.[3] Baraggan explained this effect by stating the things which living beings create die because all living things eventually die.[4] Under normal circumstances, Baraggan is protected from the effects of his own ability. However, this protection is negated if his Respira somehow enters his own body.[5]


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 357, page 8
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 359, pages 15-17
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 368, page 19
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 329, page 2
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 370, pages 15-17


Baraggan Louisenbairn Techniques