- Complete Monster: Tokinada Tsunayashiro is a sadistic Soul Reaper and the head of the Tsunayashiro family. Possessed of a vicious cruelty innate to him, Tokinada killed his own best friend when he tried to duel him, killing his own wife Kakyo in the process before finding her best friend Kaname Tosen and savagely beating him after revealing the truth for kicks. Seeking to remake the cosmos himself, he develops the Artificial Human Hikone with the intent on giving them a Fate Worse than Death as the new Soul King, killing many or having them killed while attempting to slaughter or mentally destroy everyone he faces, even threatening to kill Yoruichi Shihoin with the technique of Suì-Fēng, the woman who loves her. Upon his loss, Tokinada even attempts to drop his simulated world upon Karakura Town, meeting his end with declarations that he regrets not a single evil deed.
- Fanon Discontinuity: As with the other Bleach light novels, a lot of fans dismiss Can't Fear Your Own World as non-canon purely because it's not part of the "official" manga or anime, retcons a lot of stuff in its effort to reveal the "truth" behind the network of falsehoods, and wasn't directly written by Kubo himself — disregarding that Kubo oversaw it and considers it canon.
- Only the Creator Does It Right: Many Western fans have expressed dissatisfaction regarding Ryōgo Narita's handling of the Bleach franchise's characters and plot elements, in comparison to its original creator Tite Kubo's.
YMMV / Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World