I’m gonna be honest here - I have no idea what this request is about. All I have written down is what is in that title. What does that even mean? I really don’t know. So I’m just going to assume that this is a list about Matsumoto taking Yoruichi’s place in Bleach and vice versa. You know, Yoruichi is the lieutenant of Squad 10 and Matsumoto is Urahara’s best friend and partner. That is the thought exercise of this post. And I don’t know why.
1. When Matsumoto first appeared at Urahara’s shop, he would not be able to pick her up and toss her into the air.
Which would be sad. Because Urahara tossing kitty Yoruichi into the air is basically the cutest scene ever.
Urahara: Up! Up!
Matsumoto: Get your hands out of my armpits, Kisuke.
2. Hitsugaya would still be annoyed at his lieutenant, but for different reasons.
Hitsugaya: WHY ARE YOU SLEEPING ON THE PAPERWORK, YORUICHI?!
Hitsugaya: WAIT WAIT TAKE THE EMERGENCY CLOTHES FIRST
3. Ichigo and company would not be shocked that Matsumoto was actually a shinigami woman.
Urahara: Inoue, Sado, you are going to be trained by my best friend, this gorgeous shinigami woman.
Orihime: You, um, said that like it was a dramatic reveal.
Chad: Are we supposed to be surprised that you have a beautiful friend?
4. Matsumoto would have a much harder time hiding when Ichigo and company invaded Soul Society.
Kira: Hey so I saw you sitting on this roof.
5. Byakuya and Yoruichi would not have an epic reunion, because they never would have parted company.
Byakuya: Seriously I am a captain now you have to stop calling me that.
Byakuya: Captain Hitsugaya, please make your lieutenant stop.
Hitsugaya: Good like with that she calls me Toshiro.
6. The tension between Matsumoto and Byakuya would have a different cause.
Yoruichi and Byakuya had a nice little rivalry going to supplement the Byakuya vs. Ichigo stuff. Matsumoto and Byakuya would have that too. Just for different reasons.
Byakuya: Scatter, Senbonzakura.
Matsumoto: Guess who has a sword power just like yours, Kuchiki!
Byakuya: IT IS NOT JUST LIKE MINE
7. Ichigo still wouldn’t have ever seen a naked woman.
No magical transformation with Matsumoto. Probably.
Matsumoto: Heeeeey, so while you recover, wanna play some strip poker?
Ichigo: FOR THE LAST TIME NO STRIPPING GAMES
8. Matsumoto would have to train Ichigo to use bankai.
Matsumoto: Normally you’d talk to your zanpakuto, but take it from me, zanpakuto are giant assholes.
Matsumoto: So we’re going to forcefully embody him instead!
Ichigo: I feel that I am in good hands.
9. Later, after Central-46 was murdered, Kira would have to fight Yoruichi.
This would be much more difficult for him.
Kira: Shall I tell you Wabisuke’s power?
Kira: It’s making metal things heavier.
Kira: Which would be super useful….if you carried a zanpakuto.
Yoruichi: Sucks to be you!
10. Later still, Yoruichi would visit the WOL with Hitsugaya’s advance team.
And the naked tickling scene would remain.
Orihime: WHY DID YOU TURN INTO A WOMAN TO TICKLE ME WHEN YOU WERE SO COMFORTING IN CAT FORM?