Byakuya visits Rukia, who is unconscious after being injured in the battle against Aaroniero Arruruerie. Zommari Rureaux, Espada Number 7, happens to be there, attempting to finish her off. Zommari, who is fastest even amongst the Espadas, uses an equally speedy technique, Gemelos Sonido, to overpower Byakuya. But Byakuya is able to dodge all of his attacks. Zommari is enraged when Byakuya claims to be superior to him, and Zommari tries to prove he is stronger by taking on his Resurreccion form.