Okay, I just want to get this off my chest, because this has been bothering me since I've found out that Rukia had Shikai. And Has had her shikai since Kaien was alive.
She did not use her shikai against a noob hollow. Instead she thought that giving away her Shinigami powers to Ichigo was better than using her Shikai. Her shikai could have downed that weak hollow in less than a minute, but she chose to Jack things up.
Is she retarded? She's had her Shikai for OVER 40 years.
Sakura, would not hold back if her fist made contact with Rukia's face. Rukia's brain would explode out of the back of her skull with Real Life Physics in play.
Sakura >>>>>>>>>> Rukia
I don't care about 'shinigami magic'
Shannaro > Shinigami Magic