When his fuzzy little cotton stuffing couldn’t compute how nee-sama and Ichigo could’ve possibly not gotten together, he packed up his shit and left for good
Okay, but real talk: I nominate Kon and his storyline for the biggest WASTED POTENTIAL of this whole damn series. No joke. At least Kubo sort of tried with other chars even if he didn’t do so well, but Kon? One shining moment of wonderful storytelling in chapter 16… and that was it.
Y’all remember this?
FUCK ME, EARLY BLEACH WAS SO GOOD SJKALKGHASG
HOW DO YOU CREATE A DYSTOPIAN AFTERLIFE THAT ONCE BUILT AN ARMY OF ARTIFICIAL SOULS WITH THE SPECIFIC INTENT OF INSERTING THEM INTO HUMAN CORPSES AND THEN DISCARDED THEM LIKE TRASH AND NOT MENTION THIS AGAIN???EVER???
*sits down and takes a deep, calming breath, massaging temples*
At the very least, the anime writers tried to do something with that storyline.
Personal headcanon? After discussing it with Rukia at some point, they (as in she and Ichigo) come up with the idea to capitalize on Kisuke’s lingering guilt over the whole Hōgyoku deal. I say they, but this is all Rukia, master grifter:
Basically, since Kisuke got away with little more than an apology, Rukia was also given a lifetime free pass on whatever the hell she wants from the shōten, no charge, so she asks Kisuke for a gigai made especially for Kon.
It’s all state of the art, too: undetectable, durable… the works. Kisuke even offers to use the tech that would eventually turn him into a human, if that’s what Kon wants.
And so Kon is given what he was once so cruelly denied: a life of his own. He’s free to stick around Karakura and it’s implied that he’s always welcome in the Kurosaki household, but Kon chooses to travel (and yes, every now and then return to Karakura to visit).
They also present Kon with legit (that is, legitimately forged) paperwork. The first name on the documents? Kai.
So I know there’s a lot of TimKon content about Kon comforting/helping Tim, and that’s great content!I adore it. But I feel it can feel a tad onesided at times? So can I take a moment to appreciate Tim helping Kon, because they saved each other.
Tim making consistent trips out to Smallville, even though the travel is time consuming, because he wants to check on and see Kon.
Kon waking up from a nightmare to find Tim curled around him and telling him it’s just a dream.
Tim being there for Kon when Clark didn’t really accept him.
Tim being the one to reassure Kon he is good when Kon is focusing on his Luther DNA, and being ready and willing to counter every negative thing Kon may come up with to say about himself.
Tim being so absolutely in love with his boyfriend and making sure Kon never forgets that.