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* RealityEnsues:
** It takes months of rehabilitation and therapy for Izuku to recover from the attempt -- even a year after it happened, he can barely walk without crutches and he has a speech impediment that may stick with him for the rest of his life.
** Despite their relationship being ''much'' better than before, Katsuki and Izuku's bad history remains an ElephantInTheLivingRoom that they have trouble working through. It's because of that (and their feelings for each other) that Izuku has a hard time confiding to Katsuki about certain things and confides in Shouto instead.
** [[spoiler:Sitting in the pouring rain for an extended amount of time gives Izuku and Katsuki fevers, forcing them to skip school for two days]].


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* WoundThatWillNotHeal: It takes months of rehabilitation and therapy for Izuku to recover from the attempt -- even a year after it happened, he can barely walk without crutches and he has a speech impediment that may stick with him for the rest of his life.



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** Katsuki and Shouto are a lesser example. Despite supposedly disliking each other heavily, the two do form something of a bond and work well together when the chips are down. Shouto served as TheLancer to Katsuki during the USJ incident, helping him keep his head on straight when they were confronting Tomura and his main lackeys, and was the person Katsuki relied on most after himself when it was time to put their plan in action. Shouto is also one of the few people Katsuki trusts with Izuku, even going as far as telling him about the suicide attempt.

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** Katsuki and Shouto are a lesser example. Despite supposedly disliking each other heavily, the two do form something of a bond and work well together when the chips are down. Shouto served as TheLancer to Katsuki during the USJ incident, helping him keep his head on straight when they were confronting Tomura and his main lackeys, and was the person Katsuki relied on most after himself when it was time to put their plan in action. Shouto is also one of the few people Katsuki trusts with Izuku, even going as far as telling him about the suicide attempt.attempt.
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* BiTheWay: Izuku is confirmed to be bisexual, and had many crushes on both boys and girls over the years.


** Katsuki and Shouto are a lesser example. Despite supposedly disliking each other heavily, the two do form something of a bond and work well together when the chips are down. Shouto served as TheLancer to Katsuki during the USJ incident, helping him keep his head on straight when they were confronting Tomura and his main lackeys, and was the person Katsuki relied on most after himself when it was time to put their plan in action. Shouto is also one of the few people Katsuki trusts with Izuku, even going as far as telling him about the suicide attempt.
* {{WAFF}}: The story is one of "personal growth" and "healing". While there is a plot and it does get a little angsty at times, in the end the story's main goal is to make readers feel good and happy.

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** Katsuki and Shouto are a lesser example. Despite supposedly disliking each other heavily, the two do form something of a bond and work well together when the chips are down. Shouto served as TheLancer to Katsuki during the USJ incident, helping him keep his head on straight when they were confronting Tomura and his main lackeys, and was the person Katsuki relied on most after himself when it was time to put their plan in action. Shouto is also one of the few people Katsuki trusts with Izuku, even going as far as telling him about the suicide attempt. \n* {{WAFF}}: The story is one of "personal growth" and "healing". While there is a plot and it does get a little angsty at times, in the end the story's main goal is to make readers feel good and happy.

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* ArrangedMarriage: The Todorokis. Unlike in canon, where it's implied Enji deliberately sought Rei out, here the marriage was arranged by their respective families without either of their consents. They tried to make it work at first, wanting their children to have happier childhoods and lives than they did, but Enji's obsession with beating All Might consumed him and destroyed the family dynamic.


* ItsAllMyFault: Katsuki has this attitude for the first few chapters, thinking his bullying, particularly his careless SuicideDare, is what caused Izuku to jump. Despite being furious with him, Inko knows that this isn't actually the case -- Katsuki may have been Izuku's primary bully, but he was hardly the only one, and the bullying in itself was just one reason in the multitude Izuku had for his choice.

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* InsecureLoveInterest: Katsuki knows that Izuku is too good for him, but ultimately uses this as motivation to become a better person overall so he can feel worthy of his best friend's affections.
* ItsAllMyFault: Katsuki has this attitude for the first few chapters, thinking his bullying, particularly his careless SuicideDare, is what caused Izuku to jump. Despite being furious with him, Inko knows that this isn't actually the case -- Katsuki may have been Izuku's primary bully, but he was hardly the only one, and the bullying in itself was just one reason in the multitude Izuku had for his choice. This attitude dies down after he learns about All Might's role in the situation.


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* SuckySchool: Aldera Junior High. While Izuku's suicide attempt is the most prolific screw-up they've had, it's ''far'' from the only one. Izuku himself admits he has no idea how the place is still operational.


* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Izuku and Katsuki's feelings for each other are blatantly obvious.

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Izuku and Katsuki's feelings for each other are blatantly obvious. It gets worse when Izuku finally starts attending U.A.; you can see everyone around them begging them to kiss already.



* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: Due to his speech impediment, Izuku has difficulty speaking and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it as well (with the unfortunate consequence of teaching Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori, [[spoiler:which is how Izuku figures out he's All Might]]. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters U.A.'s student body.



* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: Due to his speech impediment, Izuku has difficulty speaking and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it as well (with the unfortunate consequence of teaching Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori, [[spoiler:which is how Izuku figures out he's All Might]]. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters U.A.'s student body.

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* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: Due to his speech impediment, UnresolvedSexualTension: After Izuku has difficulty speaking becomes fully cognitive again, he and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it are as well (with inseparable as they can be considering the unfortunate consequence of teaching circumstances. By the time Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori, [[spoiler:which is how Izuku figures out he's All Might]]. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters attends U.A.'s student body. , they're practically glued at the hip and extremely affectionate with each other. They make any possible excuse to touch each other (until they just stop making excuses and touch each other whenever), hold hands during passing periods, and all-in-all drown in one another's affections.


* CriticalResearchFailure: The author planned the story using the American School System. It never occurred to them that Japan used an entirely different system until users noticed and pointed it out. By that point, however, it was too late to change anything without having to rewrite most of what they had planned.


* AwfulTruth: One day at Aldera Junior High is enough for Katsuki to face his own: Izuku was his OnlyFriend. Considering the situation, it's not surprising that he developed a GuiltComplex.



** Katsuki's previous HeroWorship of All Might takes a sharp downturn after he learns about Toshinori's role in Izuku's suicide attempt. While he does eventually come to respect and even like All Might again, he clearly doesn't idolize him as much as he used to.
** [[spoiler:Izuku's own idolization of All Might takes a massive hit after he learns the complete truth of the accident]].

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** Katsuki's previous HeroWorship of All Might takes a sharp downturn after he learns about Toshinori's role in Izuku's suicide attempt. While he does eventually come to respect and even like All Might again, he clearly doesn't idolize him as much as he used to.
to. Izuku later comments on this, noting that Katsuki treats All Might less like the idol they worshiped and more like an obstacle to overcome.
** [[spoiler:Izuku's own idolization of All Might takes a massive hit after he learns the complete truth of the accident]].accident. Though, he later admits, part of that is because All Might wasn't upfront and honest about who he was from the beginning]].


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* CriticalResearchFailure: The author planned the story using the American School System. It never occurred to them that Japan used an entirely different system until users noticed and pointed it out. By that point, however, it was too late to change anything without having to rewrite most of what they had planned.


* DarwinistDesire: This is startlingly more common than people think. While outright quirk marriages like the Todorokis are not the norm, there is a trend where couples separate because the offspring didn't have optimal quirks. It's for this reason that Hisashi left Inko and Izuku -- because Izuku, being quirkless, was weak and therefore couldn't bring honor to the family name.



* FantasticRacism: Discrimination against the quirkless and those with weak quirks is portrayed as this. While outright quirk marriages like Endeavor and Rei are not the norm, lesser versions, where couples separate because the offspring didn't have optimal quirks, are much more common than people think. Hisashi left Inko because Izuku turned out to be quirkless, and while Izuku doesn't particularly care for his father anymore, his mother's reaction to the situation (trying to convince Izuku he didn't need a quirk, neglecting her own quirk) had a negative effect on him, because he thought she was neglecting and hurting herself because of him.

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* FantasticRacism: Discrimination against the quirkless and those with weak quirks is portrayed as this. While outright quirk marriages like Endeavor and Rei are not the norm, lesser versions, where couples separate Hisashi abandoned his family because the offspring didn't have optimal quirks, are much more common than people think. Hisashi left Inko because Izuku turned out to be his son was quirkless, and while Izuku doesn't particularly care for his father anymore, his mother's reaction to the situation (trying to convince Izuku he didn't need a quirk, neglecting her own quirk) had a negative effect on him, because he thought she was neglecting and hurting punishing herself because of him.


* FantasticRacism: Discrimination against the quirkless and those with weak quirks is portrayed as this. While outright quirk marriages like Endeavor and Rei are not the norm, lesser versions, where couples separate because the offspring didn't have optimal quirks, are much more common than people think. Hisashi left Inko because Izuku turned out to be quirkless, and while Izuku doesn't particularly care for his father anymore, his mother's reaction to the situation (trying to convince Izuku he didn't need a quirk, neglecting her own quirk) had a negative effect on him, because he thought she was neglecting and hurting herself because of him.



* LikeParentLikeSpouse: It's noted by Katsuki that Izuku is a lot like his father, Masaru. Considering that Katsuki is basically a younger, immature, male version of his mother...
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Izuku is this to Katsuki. After the attempt, Katsuki's guilt over the situation causes him to revolve his life around Izuku, even when Izuku was outright comatose and unable to interact at all with him. It serves as a deconstruction, as this causes him to neglect ''everything'' in his life in favor of just staying by Izuku's side. Eventually, his parents enlist a therapist to help him work through his grief so he can have a normal routine again, and when Izuku wakes up and becomes aware of the situation, he tries to convince Katsuki to make friends outside of him so they don't become codependent on each other.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Izuku is this to Katsuki. After the attempt, Katsuki's guilt over the situation causes him to revolve his life around Izuku, even when Izuku was outright comatose and unable to interact at all with him. It serves as a deconstruction, as this causes him to neglect ''everything'' in his life in favor of just staying by Izuku's side. Eventually, his parents enlist a therapist to help him work through his grief so he can have a normal routine again, and when Izuku wakes up and becomes aware of the situation, he tries to convince Katsuki to make friends outside of him so they don't become codependent on each other.


* AdultFear:
** Learning that your child tried to commit suicide, and only barely managed to survive. Or, in the case of the Bakugous, learning the son of your friend tried to commit suicide, and that your own son saw it firsthand and had to perform CPR on them to save their life.
** Seeing your son wasting away at his comatose friend's side due to his GuiltComplex.
** The USJ incident. According to Izuku, Mitsuki broke several traffic laws trying to get to the site of the attack after learning about it.



** Played straight at Aldera Junior High. Only the vice-principal shows any concern for the students; the teachers are ineffectual or apathetic. The principal is too concerned with keeping his hands clean of the mess and would rather throw his students under the bus than help them, much to Toshinori's disgust.
** Very much averted at U.A., whose teachers all care for their students and want them to fulfill their full potential and beyond.

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** Played straight at Aldera Junior High. High, where the environment is toxic and bullying runs rampant. Only the vice-principal shows any concern for the students; the teachers are ineffectual or apathetic.ineffectual, apathetic and/or, in the worst cases, complicit. The principal is too concerned with keeping his hands clean of the mess and would rather throw his students under the bus than help them, much to Toshinori's disgust.
** Very much averted at U.A., whose teachers all care for their students and want them to fulfill their full potential and beyond. Aizawa in particular beats himself up for not being able to protect his students better during the USJ incident, even though no one blames him for it, because they know he did everything he could.



* BloodSplatteredInnocents: In the first chapter, Katsuki is covered in Izuku's blood due to performing CPR on him in an attempt to save his life. He stays that way for several hours while waiting for news from the doctors while in the hospital, and it's only at the insistence of the nursing staff that he exchanges his middle school uniform for a clean pair of scrubs.



* CombatMedic: After Izuku's suicide attempt, Katsuki dedicated himself to learning more battlefield first aid in preparation for similar incidents he will no doubt face as a hero. It was him who stabilized Aizawa during the USJ incident with Tsuyu's help.



* ItsAllMyFault: Katsuki has this attitude for the first few chapters, thinking his careless SuicideDare is what caused Izuku to jump.

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* ItsAllMyFault: Katsuki has this attitude for the first few chapters, thinking his bullying, particularly his careless SuicideDare SuicideDare, is what caused Izuku to jump.jump. Despite being furious with him, Inko knows that this isn't actually the case -- Katsuki may have been Izuku's primary bully, but he was hardly the only one, and the bullying in itself was just one reason in the multitude Izuku had for his choice.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Izuku is this to Katsuki. After the attempt, Katsuki's guilt over the situation causes him to revolve his life around Izuku, even when Izuku was outright comatose and unable to interact at all with him. It serves as a deconstruction, as this causes him to neglect ''everything'' in his life in favor just staying by Izuku's side. Eventually, his parents enlist a therapist to help him work through his grief so he can have a normal routine again, and when Izuku wakes up and becomes aware of the situation, he tries to convince Katsuki to make friends outside of him so they don't become codependent on each other.

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* LovingBully: Katsuki is implied to have become this before the attempt, towards Izuku. This is deconstructed; Izuku reciprocated his feelings, but didn't know they were mutual, so having the primary object of his affections treat him so terribly did a lot of damage to his psyche.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Izuku is this to Katsuki. After the attempt, Katsuki's guilt over the situation causes him to revolve his life around Izuku, even when Izuku was outright comatose and unable to interact at all with him. It serves as a deconstruction, as this causes him to neglect ''everything'' in his life in favor of just staying by Izuku's side. Eventually, his parents enlist a therapist to help him work through his grief so he can have a normal routine again, and when Izuku wakes up and becomes aware of the situation, he tries to convince Katsuki to make friends outside of him so they don't become codependent on each other.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Mitsuki deliberately invokes this when going about getting Katsuki therapy. She knows that the change in method will convince him about the seriousness of the issue.


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* SelfHarm: [[spoiler:Izuku used to cut himself, and only stopped after a particular bad cut near the femoral artery]].


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* SingleTargetSexuality:
** Downplayed in the case of Izuku. He's had several crushes on many boys and girls over the years, but the only one that ever stuck was the one he had on Katsuki.
** Played straight in the case of Katsuki, who's only ever had eyes for Izuku.


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* VitriolicBestBuds:
** Izuku and Katsuki have no issues snarking at each other anymore, but there's no doubt they're the closest of friends.
** Katsuki and Shouto are a lesser example. Despite supposedly disliking each other heavily, the two do form something of a bond and work well together when the chips are down. Shouto served as TheLancer to Katsuki during the USJ incident, helping him keep his head on straight when they were confronting Tomura and his main lackeys, and was the person Katsuki relied on most after himself when it was time to put their plan in action. Shouto is also one of the few people Katsuki trusts with Izuku, even going as far as telling him about the suicide attempt.


* SpottingTheThread: [[spoiler:Izuku figures out Toshinori is All Might by comparing how they sign. As he puts it, no one person signs the exact same way, each having their own tells. Toshinori and All Might, however, have the same tells, meaning that they can only be the same person]].



* TalkingWithSigns: Due to his speech impediment, Izuku has difficulty speaking and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it as well (with the unfortunate consequence of teaching Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters U.A.'s student body.

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* TalkingWithSigns: UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: Due to his speech impediment, Izuku has difficulty speaking and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it as well (with the unfortunate consequence of teaching Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori.Toshinori, [[spoiler:which is how Izuku figures out he's All Might]]. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters U.A.'s student body.


** Despite their relationship being ''much'' better than before, Katsuki and Izuku's bad history remains an ElephantInTheLivingRoom that they have trouble working through.

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** Despite their relationship being ''much'' better than before, Katsuki and Izuku's bad history remains an ElephantInTheLivingRoom that they have trouble working through. It's because of that (and their feelings for each other) that Izuku has a hard time confiding to Katsuki about certain things and confides in Shouto instead.



* StartsWithASuicide: Played with. The actual attempt itself isn't shown, just the direct aftermath.

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* StartsWithASuicide: Played with. The actual attempt itself isn't shown, just the direct aftermath.aftermath.
* TalkingWithSigns: Due to his speech impediment, Izuku has difficulty speaking and learned JSL to compensate. Katsuki learns it as well (with the unfortunate consequence of teaching Izuku ''many'' curse words), as does Toshinori. Present Mic also knows JSL, which is why Izuku is placed in his homeroom when he finally enters U.A.'s student body.
* {{WAFF}}: The story is one of "personal growth" and "healing". While there is a plot and it does get a little angsty at times, in the end the story's main goal is to make readers feel good and happy.


* OnlyFriend: Izuku was ultimately this to Katsuki prior to the attempt and vice versa. Despite the poor state of their relationship, Izuku was the one constant in Katsuki's life and the only person outside of his family who cared about him as a person. In return, despite treating him like shit, Katsuki was the only person to care about Izuku in return, as seen when he's the only one who was bothering to try and make any amends with him at all after what happened. This becomes blatantly obvious during Katsuki's first (and last) day at Aldera Junior High after the attempt; all the kids ([[FairWeatherFriend including his lackeys]]) avoid him and gossip about the situation, uncaring of the fact that he can hear them. Katsuki barely lasted until lunch before blowing up the cafeteria in a rage. They do start developing friendships with other people after the attempt, but these friendships are with adults -- as Izuku is stuck in a care facility for a good chunk of the story, he instead urges Katsuki to make friends with his U.A. classmates.

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* OnlyFriend: Izuku was ultimately this to Katsuki prior to the attempt and vice versa. Despite the poor state of their relationship, Izuku was the one constant in Katsuki's life and the only person outside of his family who cared about him as a person. In return, despite Despite treating him like shit, Katsuki was the only person to care about Izuku in return, as seen when he's the only one in their entire school who was bothering to try and make any amends with him at all after what happened. This becomes blatantly obvious during Katsuki's first (and last) day at Aldera Junior High after the attempt; all the kids ([[FairWeatherFriend including his lackeys]]) avoid him and gossip about the situation, uncaring of the fact that he can hear them. Katsuki barely lasted until lunch before blowing up the cafeteria in a rage. They do start developing friendships with other people after the attempt, but these friendships are with adults -- as Izuku is stuck in a care facility for a good chunk of the story, he instead urges Katsuki to make friends with his U.A. classmates.

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