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Funny how that Harribel picture has outlined nipples, even though in reality she has bone segments covering them.
We saw what happened when Harribel forwent her great physical advantage against Hitsugaya and decided to play along with the element game. As such, Harribel probably went down the annals of time as the Espada who fought most stupidly, right after Zommari. Ignoring the strength, speed and defenses that being an arrancar gave her was the dumbest thing she could have done. Against Soifon, a speed relying fighter, I don't quite see her making that same mistake. Or rather, it will kill her if she does. Similarly, Soifon cannot afford using her bankai against a mobile fighter like Harribel. So it depends on whether Soifon is capable of landing her Nigeki Kessatsu. I don't know if she can. If Harribel were to batter Soifon with continuous attacks from up close and didn't spend two chapters holding back and feeling out her opponent, I think she can win relatively easily.
Still, the state of mind gives me pause... Harribel? Taking out Yoruichi? Not happening.
Harribel is the third espada. Even holding back, she was owning Hitsugaya in Bankai while she was sealed. She survived his ultimate attack (aka Sui Feng's missle) with no damage. She's fast enough, imo, to not get killed instantly. Her attacks in Ress get stronger as they go on, and with Trident (the attack she used to kill HItsugaya's clone) she could kill Sui Feng from any distance.
Match goes to Harribel.
This is a interesting fight IMO. Harribel vs Soi Fon first thing first Can Soi Fon's shikia pierce Harribel's skin and if so can she get that 2nd strike in? If you ask me No she wouldn't be able to get the 2nd strike in because she had to use her best Technique with her Shikia vs Barrangan's Fraccion, who's speed wasn't bad at all he was skilled enough to bring out Soi Fon's technique and have her fight seriously once she released. So I believe Soi Fon would definitely need Flash cry to compete with Harribel's base form or to simply survive her released state. We don't know how much Soi Fon improved on her Flash Cry or destructive it has become Yourichi was able to pummel Aizen and crack his crytalline stage with her skills. Also Her bankia I believe she's gonna need to use 2 shots which is her max to kill Harribel. However I believe Harribel can use a massive shield of water to escape most the brunt of that blast, Barragan is nothing but bones and he manged to survive. SO i think she's gonna need some type of Kidou to keep her still.......I honestly Think Harribel would be the winner though. Soi Fon needed a Kidou master who was/Vizard to beat 2nd Espada.
Harribel has the win. No doubt in my mind!!
Soifon can kill Harribel, she'd match up far better than Hitsugaya....the same way Hits would matched up better against Barragon.
Well, Soi-Fong's only fit is her speed, but Harribel is as good in range as in close fighting and she also seems to have higher Reiatsu, than Soi-Fong, so Soi Fong should go down after one hit from Harribel as I see it.
Also Soi Fong's speed won't be superior to Harribel's that much. Aizen easily trashed her in speed department as well as Yama, so no matter how you look at it, she isn't the best in terms of speed and it's her only fit.
The Espada weren't very impressive in the long run of things though Barragon and Stark had their moments. So the feat where Harribel seemingly dodges Lisa, Hits and Hiyori with ease couldn't be replicated by Soifon? I'm pretty sure she could do the same...those attacks weren't super speedy attacks and she has some impressive speed feats.
Soifon would have faired better than Hits, I'll stick to that. Its possible she could have killed Harribel too...she's fast and Harribel would have been ignorant of her abilities, she would have been double tapped before she knew what hit her...unless of course you think she's that fast.
Aizen didn't use speed to counter Soifon, he used illusions...
And Hits is a better match for Barragon though he a bit on the weaker side...exactly how do you age ice?
If Soifon's shikai is effective, then she has some chance to win this. Her fighting style, as has been pointed out, is far more effective against Harribel than Barragon. I think she has the ability to keep up speed-wise with Harribel, the only question is whether or not she survives long enough to get in two accurate hits.
Well, dunno if she mastered Shunko at Yoruichi's level, but I could see her win just her Shikai + Shunko, it's not like Harribel did show anything that impressive... She gave too much time for Hitsugaya trying to prepare the field, she should've went for the kill sooner
But with Soifon's bankai, Harribel can just use water against the missile to explode it away from her and also to shield from the same explosion as well.