Now it is pretty much confirmed that Tsukishima has been messing around with Ichigo’s friends with his powers. At first I thought it was possible that Ichigo had just forgotten, but considering their memories are not lining up it does seem that Tsukishima has the ability to make people believe that he’s a friend. He seems to have to gotten to pretty much everyone in Ichigo’s circle too, and everyone is acting completely normally and cheerfully around him. I guess there still is the lingering possibility that Ichigo (and Ginjou) are simply the odd ones out and that it’s their memories which have been changed, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Either way, it’s a pretty bad situation. It does seem strange how he was able to stab everyone in such a short of period of time however, though it is possible that he had done it much earlier and had simply activated the powers now. I don’t know why he wouldn’t do the same to Ichigo and Ginjou though since that would probably make whatever his plan is much easier. Especially with Ichigo’s current state, Tsukishima easily kicked his ass and using his little mind control ability on him doesn’t seem like it would be particularly difficult. Now what is interesting though is that all Ichigo’s friends are now on Tsukishima’s side, so he will certainly have difficulty continuing his usual protect-his-friends mantra. Already, running away in shock and leaving everyone with Tsukishima was definitely not a good idea, and perhaps he should have just played along and tried to figure out exactly what’s going on.