Bambietta Basterbine (バンビエッタ・バスターバイン, Banbietta Basutābain) is an antagonist of the BLEACH series that was created by Tite Kubo, It first began serialization Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in August 2001. He was first introduced during the The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc that began in Volume 55.
She first appeared in BLEACH Volume 56 CH. 490 "MARCH OF THE STARCROSS 2".
Major Story Arcs
Bambietta first appears in the Thousand-Year Blood War Arc during the Vandenreich's invasion of Soul Society. She arrives in Soul Society wreathed in a pillar of blue flame and sets to work killing enemy forces by cleaving them apart with ease. She is interrupted by the arrival of 7th Division Captain Sajin Komamura, who laments that he must confront a young girl. Komamura activates his Bankai, but Bambietta swiftly uses a medallion-like device to ensnare and steal Komamura's Bankai for herself.
Later, Bambietta is surprised when Komamura and his troops, though badly injured, force themselves to stand at attention when Captain-Commander Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto arrives on the battlefield. Some time afterwards, Bambietta senses the arrival of Ichigo Kurosaki in Soul Society. She eventually leaves Soul Society when the Vandenreich return to their base following Yhwach's skirmish with Ichigo.
Bambietta is present when Yhwach names Uryū Ishida to be his successor and is shocked by the announcement. She later asks an attractive young Vandenreich soldier to accompany her to her room, insinuating that she wants to have sex with him, but when the man arrives and begins to undress, Bambietta slices him in half with seemingly no effort. Several of her fellow Stern Ritter members enter the room and chastise her for her habit of killing attractive suitors when frustrated, but she spurns their words and sulks about the uncertain future of the Vandenreich.
Bambietta arrives at the second invasion and bombs some shinigami before being confronted by a Komamura and Shinji. Shinji activates his shikai but Bambietta activates Vollstandig and manage to take down Shinji before setting her sights on Komamura who activates his human form. Bambietta bombs Komamura but it has no effect and Komamura retaliates with an attack that ends up nearly killing Bambietta. A defeated Bambietta is confronted by the girls and is killed by Giselle and zombified.
She is later summoned by Giselle to handle Ikkaku and Yumichika and manages to blast them away before Mayuri arrives with his own zombies. Bambietta fights with Charlotte but Charlotte manages to blast her away and is then killed by Giselle again.
Powers & Abilities
Expert Swordsmanship - Bambietta has incredible strength with her blade, able to slice apart enemy soldiers with ease.
The Explode - Bambietta is able to create bombs made of reshi that cannot be blocked. The bombs are powerful and are able to cause considerable damage.