Quote Originally Posted by kashman View Post
I think what BleachOD was trying to say is that Ichigo had the powers of shinigami/vaizard/hollow from the beginning, basically he's special like every lead character.
So they were basically affected by his powers when Ichigo unknowingly was manifesting one of the powers or maybe they were just affected by the mix of reiatsu that he had. Who knows, I dont think we're going to find out as that would make the story line too complicated and long-winded.
Like I said, he didn't have vaizard/hollow powers from the beginning. When Inoue and Chad were developing their powers Ichigo was using Rukia's borrowed powers, and so he was a pure shinigami. He had only gained vaizard/hollow powers when he was training away from Chad and Inoue, so it didn't affect them.