Mother is now neurotically baking cookies and asking for input on her resume.
Even when she’s stressed out, she is productive?
Ahem, let me take you all the way back to these panels …
My point is, it’s been hinted at (Rukias latent/the ‘real’ power of Sode No Shiraiyuki from around 300 chapters ago, this is not just some asspul move Kubo’s decided to give her - And it’s not Just the room she’s in, I put up the Hanataro one, because it’s ALL of that building that’s been affected by her reiatsu like that.
So, aye, Rukia’s power, to me, makes complete sense :)
Here’s the thing about Rukia’s power that I know at least made me kind of pause: it requires a different suspension of disbelief than the other powers in the world around her.
For me, it has everything to do with the kind of explanation her powers get. Why? Well, because while every other ability triggers my “eh, it’s magic” button and more or less follows the rules Kubo established for his system of magic, Rukia is straight up breaking fundamental laws of physics.
Is that necessarily bad? Well, no, not really, but it would be more readily accepted in, say, a sci-fi series, for example. If I were watching, idk, Diebuster, I’d just look at this like I would the bullshit that happened at the end of that series. But it isn’t in Diebuster. It’s in Bleach.
So is it “trolly”? Well, I think most people are going to consider that to be different things. If one of those things happens to be “jarring because it seems out of place” then that’s valid. It’s pretty nice to see her have such a complete fucking trump card like that, though. I have to say, though, concerns about power creep are hauling themselves back real quickly.
Aaaand back to hoping my mom can find a new job because the guy that begged her to come back and help him run his chiropractic office apparently doesn’t want her around anymore.
(I mean he didn’t even have the gaul to outright fire her. She came to him with a legit concern the moment she walked in and he just kept repeating “well, if you don’t like it, you can leave.” Okay then, you spineless fool.)