Quote from jrdragon2003
I agree, she manipulates time without penalty, so she can reverse the state of death too. I think she did actually too, that Arrancar girl gaurding her was killed by Grimmjaw, but Orihime revived her.
As for the Quincy thing, how come we've never seen signs of this before? If his mom was a Quincy w ...
I can't remember where, but I brought this up a while ago, when Isshin was talking to Ryuken Ishida (I believe it was the beginning of the arrancar arc). I thought they knew each other too well, so Ichigo's dad probably married a quincy...maybe even an Ishida. We've never seen Ishida's mother either, so I was thinking that a quincy mother might lose her powers when she has a child.
If you remember, Ichigo's mother yells after him, when he runs down toward the Grand Fisher. If she didn't see the Fisher, she would just say be careful by the water. Instead, she runs down and blocks the attack. It's possible that she was just so worried about her son that she forgot to use her powers, but I would say that it's very unlikely.