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* SarcasticConfession: A useful skill if you CannotTellALie.
-->'''Bakugou:''' Hey. Do you really think Deku has a Quirk?\\
'''Shinsou:''' Deku?\\
'''Bakugou:''' Midoriya. Team A.\\
'''Shinsou:''' And you’re asking me...if I think he has a Quirk. You saw what he did yesterday. What else would he have--magic?


* SelkieAndWereSeals: [[spoiler:Todoroki's mother is a selkie, as is her oldest son.]]

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* SelkieAndWereSeals: SelkiesAndWereseals: [[spoiler:Todoroki's mother is a selkie, as is her oldest son.]]

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* SelkieAndWereSeals: [[spoiler:Todoroki's mother is a selkie, as is her oldest son.]]


* CharacterAlignment: Actively referenced in the story. Beck is Chaotic Evil while Aizawa is described as being Neutral Good "at best".


* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Izuku is a faerie rather than a human.
** [[spoiler:Todoroki's mom is a Selkie who goes by Drift, making Shouto half-selkie, though biologically he's just a human with Sight and a Quirk.]]



* RaceLift: Izuku is a faerie rather than a human.
** [[spoiler:Todoroki's mom is a Selkie who goes by Drift, making Shouto half-selkie, though biologically he's just a human with Sight and a Quirk.]]


* TheNicknamer: When he hasn't learned people's names, he tends to call them by nicknames in his head. Because he knows that Uraraka is important to his destiny for one reason or another, he calls her "Destiny Girl". He also calls Iida "Doomed" because he saw him being attacked and murdered by a Villain.

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* TheNicknamer: When he Izuku hasn't learned people's names, he tends to call them by nicknames in his head. Because he knows that Uraraka is important to his destiny for one reason or another, he calls her "Destiny Girl". He also calls Iida "Doomed" because he saw him being attacked and murdered by a Villain.


More specifically, he's a changeling. His biological parents swapped him out for the ''real'' Izuku Midoriya when they were infants. He's been living Izuku's life ever since. You see, "Izuku" is a faerie, more specifically, the son of a no-name puca woman and an elf of the Seelie Court. He's forbidden, the product of a disgraceful affair between fae of different courts. Caught between the worlds of Heroes, Villains and the faeries that lurk just below the surface, Izuku will do his best to achieve his dream and break free of the fae that would seek to put him down for what he is.

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More specifically, he's a changeling. His biological parents swapped him out for the ''real'' Izuku Midoriya when they were infants. He's been living Izuku's life ever since. You see, "Izuku" is a faerie, more specifically, the son of a no-name puca woman and an elf of the Seelie Court. He's forbidden, the forbidden product of a disgraceful affair between fae of different courts. Caught between the worlds of Heroes, Villains and the faeries that lurk just below the surface, Izuku will do his best to achieve his dream and break free of the fae that would seek to put him down for what he is.


* LittleBitBeastly: Izuku's true appearance is this along with MixAndMatchCritters. He has black goat ears (one of which has been half-chewed off) and a black lion's tail on top of scales up and down his arms.

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* LittleBitBeastly: Izuku's true appearance is this along with MixAndMatchCritters. He has black goat ears (one of which has been half-chewed off) and a black lion's tail on top of scales up and down his arms.arms that change color depending on his mood.



* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Izuku gets a "click" in the back of his mind when he meets someone who's important to his destiny, though he can never be certain as to how or why. He gets this click around Uraraka, which spurs him to save her form the zero-pointer alongside his existing heroic instincts. He also gets this click around Mirio and Toshinori, which is why he decides to stick around them rather than run away.

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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Izuku gets a "click" in the back of his mind when he meets someone who's important to his destiny, though he can never be certain as to how or why. He gets this click around Uraraka, which spurs him to save her form from the zero-pointer alongside his existing heroic instincts. He also gets this click around Mirio and Toshinori, which is why he decides to stick around them rather than run away.


* IKnowYourTrueName: The most powerful weapon a faerie has is knowledge of another's True Name, which can force that faerie to do things for the one who knows their name. Because of this, everyone who deals with the fae, from lowly half-breeds like Izuku to the highest members of the Unseelie Court, deal with each other in pseudonyms while taking care not to become so attached to them lest they become their True Names. Izuku has no problems using "Deku" as his pseudonym because of the negative connotations attached to it. As a child, Izuku carelessly told his name to Beck, which has forced him into indentured servitude ever since. Beck also uses this to keep Izuku from telling others about his [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dreams]], since Beck's employer doesn't like "spoilers".

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* IKnowYourTrueName: The most powerful weapon a faerie has is knowledge of another's True Name, which can force that faerie to do things for the one who knows their name. Because of this, everyone who deals with the fae, from lowly half-breeds like Izuku to the highest members of the Unseelie Court, deal with each other in pseudonyms while taking care not to become so attached to them lest they become their True Names. Izuku has no problems using "Deku" as his pseudonym because of the negative connotations attached to it. As a child, Izuku carelessly told his name to Beck, which has forced him into indentured servitude ever since. Beck also uses this to keep Izuku from telling others about his [[DreamingOfThingsToCome prophetic dreams]], since Beck's employer "friend" doesn't like "spoilers".


* BlessedWithSuck: Izuku's regular abilities, while useful, pale in comparison to a full-blooded elf's and he still suffers from the standard faerie weaknesses to iron and ash trees. [[DreamingOfThingsToCome His prophetic dreams]], which come on "Teeter Days" (the author's original creation), leave him feeling sick and even feverish. He also can't opt out of them and they come whenever they please. Unlike Sir Nighteye's, these aren't set in stone, and Teeter Days are important because a single decision Izuku makes can change the course of the future.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Izuku frequently has prophetic dreams of what's going to happen in the future, such as being trapped in a pool full of chlorine, seeing one of the Noumus, and [[spoiler:seeing Stain attacking Iida, and All Might's retirement]].

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Izuku frequently has prophetic dreams of what's going to happen in the future, future on what he calls "Teeter Days", such as being trapped in a pool full of chlorine, seeing one of the Noumus, and [[spoiler:seeing Stain attacking Iida, and All Might's retirement]].retirement]]. Unlike Sir Nighteye's visions, Izuku can't control when he gets them nor are these visions set in stone. He has to pay special attention on the days that he gets them because a single decision can change the course of fate, which results in a feeling that things are locking into place. Unfortunately, these Teeter Days also give Izuku nausea, fevers, and headaches as a side-effect, which makes it harder for him to pay attention on those days. Worse still, Beck's orders against "spoilers" prevent Izuku from telling others about his dreams, forcing him to work behind the scenes to get a better outcome.

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It can be read [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14716793/chapters/34013636 here]].


* LivingLieDetector: With the exception of Beck, Izuku prides himself on his ability to read others and know when they're lying and how badly they're lying, having spent years using every conversational trick in the book to avoid getting screwed over by the fae more than he already has. He knows that All Might suffered a severe injuries several years ago while watching him on TV and through his dreams. He also knows when Toshinori Yagi is lying to him, but he can't figure out why.

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* LivingLieDetector: With the exception of Beck, Izuku prides himself on his ability to read others and know when they're lying and how badly they're lying, having spent years using every conversational trick in the book to avoid getting screwed over by the fae more than he already has. He knows that All Might suffered a severe injuries injury several years ago while watching him on TV and through his dreams. He also knows when Toshinori Yagi is lying to him, but he can't figure out why.


* MetaphoricallyTrue: Izuku uses these statements as much as possible to avoid actively telling lies and suffering excruciating pain in his throat.

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* MetaphoricallyTrue: Izuku uses these statements as much as possible is a master of telling half-truths out of necessity since he has to avoid actively telling lies and suffering lies, lest he suffers excruciating pain in his throat.



* TheNicknamer: When he hasn't learned people's names, he tends to call them by nicknames in his head. Because he knows that Uraraka is important to his destiny for one reason or another, he calls her "Destiny Girl". He also calls Iida "Doomed" because he saw her

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* TheNicknamer: When he hasn't learned people's names, he tends to call them by nicknames in his head. Because he knows that Uraraka is important to his destiny for one reason or another, he calls her "Destiny Girl". He also calls Iida "Doomed" because he saw herhim being attacked and murdered by a Villain.



* ScarsAreForever: Izuku still has burn scars from the times Bakugou used his Explosion Quirk on him as well as an ironfire scar on his face and a half-chewed off right ear.

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* ScarsAreForever: Izuku still has burn scars on his shoulders and arms from the times Bakugou used his Explosion Quirk on him as well as an ironfire scar on his face and a half-chewed off right ear.


He's a Quirkless. Or, as he puts it, he didn't get a christening gift from his parents. Despite this, he wants to be a Hero more than anything. Not just be like his idol, All Might, but to show half-breeds like him everywhere that they can screw their heritage and that they're just as worthy as everyone else, or at least to convince himself of that.

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He's a Quirkless. Or, as he puts it, he didn't get a christening gift from his parents. Despite this, he wants to be a Hero more than anything. Not just to be like his idol, All Might, but to show half-breeds like him everywhere that they can screw their heritage and that they're just as worthy as everyone else, or at least to convince himself of that.

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* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: Izuku doesn't even when he wants to, because it's faux pas among the fae to say thanks instead of offering a gift.

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