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The Midoriya Family
Tropes that apply to whole family
- Locked Out of the Loop: The Midoriyas never knew what happened to Kiyome and Sora, that Sora was Hawks, nor that they were trapped in debt slavery by the Commission. None of that was an accident.
- O.C. Stand-in: As of initial publishing, very little had been revealed of Izuku and Hawks' parents or family history. Which let the author the freedom to make Kiyome and the rest of the Takashiro-Midoriya family.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her former best friend Todoroki Enji and husband Midoriya Hisashi née Ishikawa are both powerful but terrible men. In Inko's defense, they acted a lot nicer when she first met them.
- Ascended Extra: Inko revolved around Izuku's character in canon but here she has connections with several different characters, plot important past and a major role in resolving two different arcs.
- Badass Bureaucrat: Inko was a Management Department student who shaped Endeavor's agency into the powerhouse it is. While she's an average if intelligent civilian woman, she bravely stood up to Endeavor, a taller and more powerful Pro-Hero and gives a painful groin attack. Just seeing her fills Endeavor with dread. When Endeavor has the Heroic Commission ruin her career, she doesn't let it get her down. She goes to law school and becomes a lawyer specializing in Heroic Law!
- Bi the Way: Considering Inko dated Aoi Monoma but married Hisashi Ishikawa, she is definitely bisexual.
- Former Teen Rebel: Inko used to be a big troublemaker alongside Tomoko Hatsume. She would use her silver tongue to sweet-talk her way out of trouble.
- Friendless Background: Izuku and his friends all find it rather suspicious that Inko lost contact with most of her friends. Especially since her friends all suddenly had major crisises in their lives which caused them to lose contact. They all immediately suspect AFO.
- Guile Hero: Inko uses her wits, her specialization in Hero Law, and her political connections to bring men like Endeavor to their knees in spite of having a weak Quirk.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Inko threatens to use her weak attraction power rip Endeavor's genitals off, and has used it before to give him a painful Groin Attack.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Inko turns her back on Endeavor, who was her best friend and boss for his abuse of his family.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Inko attempted to help a battered wife and an abused child by reporting their abuser's crime. It was covered up by the Heroics Commission to avoid the scandal of a major hero abusing his family. Inko is discredited and fired for her heroism.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Inko. She isn't trying to topple the Heroic Commission or hero industry out of an ideology like Stain or AFO. She's there to stop innocent people from being abused and exploited and doesn't care what she has to do to stop it.
- Not So Different: Despite being on different ends of the morality spectrums, Inko is much more similar than AFO realized as she also wants to take down the Heroics System.
- Parents as People: While Inko is a good mother considering the circumstances, it doesn't mean that she wasn't neglectful. Inko was so focused on maintaining a home in spite of her career and her husband's absence that she completely missed that Izuku was being ostracized by his school and abused by his former friend. She tried so hard to ignore the suicide rates of Quirkless people that she missed her son nearly being bullied into suicide. Which was barely avoided due to All Might's intervention.
- Parental Neglect: Izuku calls her out on the terrible job she did on supporting him since he kept coming home with injuries and burns from Bakugou's bullying and didn't notice nor address it. Inko backs down from her own justified anger at Izuku keeping vital secrets from her since she done nothing to prove that she could actually help her son.
- Quickly-Demoted Woman: Inko was a founding member of Endeavor's agency and pivotal in how it runs. She was fired and erased from their history when she tried reporting Endeavor over his abuse of his family.
- Secret Legacy: Inko was a Yuuei alumnus as a Management student. She never mentions it because she was blacklisted from the Heroics industry due to Endeavor.
- Shared Family Quirks: Inko is attracted to intelligent but powerful people, considering her past relationship with Aoi Monoma and her marriage to Hisashi Ishikawa. Her son has similar tastes as he considers dating Aoi's son
- Unperson: Inko was essentially written out of the Endeavor agency history despite being a founding and vital member. Endeavor unpersoned her in revenge for trying to call social services to protect the wife and son he was abusing. It was complete enough that Hawks, who'd been an Endeavor fanboy, had no clue about Inko being a former member of the agency.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: A same-sex variant with Aoi. After finding out her neglectful and estranged husband was a supervillain, she finds love in her New Old Flame Aoi.
- Sympathetic Adulterer: Inko is technically cheating on her husband. Since said husband had lied to her and hasn't seen her for a decade, she is seen as justified in doing so.
- We Used to Be Friends: Inko and Endeavor used to be friends as a management and hero students that frequently get caught together in antics. Their friendship fell apart when Inko caught Endeavor's abuse of his family.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Inko attempted to report Endeavor for his abuse of his family only to lose her career for her troubles. 18 years later, accompanied with All Might and Hawks, Inko's gentle smile sends great fear to Endeavor's heart
Midoriya Kiyome (nèe Takashiro)
- Almighty Mom: Kiyome can intimidate an entire agency of trained pro-heroes and vigilantes just by walking up to them. Kiyome sometimes even manages to cow the Commission in order to protect her son. Everyone in the Aery respects and fears her.
- Animal Motifs: Kiyome has strong bird of prey motifs with her watchful golden eyes and tendency to ambush people.
- Foil: Kiyome Takashiro, Hawks' mother, is one to Rei Todoroki. They are both parents with powerful children and their agency was stripped from them by forces out of their control. They are separated from their families: Rei to being sold by her family to marry Endeavor and Kiyome because her family and in-laws disapproved of her marrying. Which prevents them from raising their children how they like, they constantly have to run interference to how their children were trained and are both abused as a result. But Rei's sanity was sapped by being forced to bear and protect four children by her abusive husband. While Kiyome only had one child out of a loving marriage. Combined with Kiyome's former training as a vigilante, Kiyome was better able to stand her ground.
- Defector from Decadence: Despite being pushed hard into the heroics industry, Kiyome was disgusted at the excess, showboating, and lack of actual altruism and wanted nothing to do with it. Having her son forced into pro heroing validated and enforced her opinion.
- Determined Widow: Kiyome lost her husband due to an undetected illness but she raises her son on her own despite what poverty and the Heroic Commission throw at her.
- Foil: Like Stain, Kiyome was disillusioned to how corrupt and fake the heroics industry was and resorted to vigilantism to strike against it. Unlike Stain, she never went to such extremes as he did.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Hawks mentions that Kiyome avoided her in-laws out of fear that they would make her abort her son if they found out.
- Good Parents: Despite the circumstances, Kiyome is a good mother to Hawks and is willing to fight for him and be there for him
- Hybrid Power: Kiyome, in turn, got her Quirk from her mother's wings and her father's hardening Quirk.
- Living Lie Detector: Hawks and Kiyome's eyesight is sharp enough that they can immediately tell that Toshinori is lying that he was sent by All Might to check up on Izuku.
- Mama Bear: Hawks describes his mother thus: "He may be twenty-two years old, but he's still her fledgling."
- Master of Unlocking: Kiyome picks locks more often than she uses her own keys and she taught her son Hawks everything.
- Noiseless Walker: Kiyome walks up to Steps and the Hosu Quartet, completely unnoticed until she draws their attention. Izuku wonders if it's bad that neither a pro-hero nor hero students noticed a civilian walk up to them.
- Retired Badass: Kiyome is an ex-vigilante! And from what we see of her, the only retired part of her badassery is her vigilante career.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Hawks looks like a male version of his mother Kiyome.
- Struggling Single Mother: After Kiyome was widowed, she struggled to support her and her son. People didn't want to hire a single mother with a young child.
Midoriya KeiInko's brother, Kiyome's husband, and Sora's father. Has been dead for a while.
- Disappeared Dad: Hawks' father, Kei Midoriya, died when Hawks was three months old, only leaving behind two months' worth of rent.
- Life Will Kill You: Kei Midoriya dies from a brain tumor that was caught too late. Not due to his wife's vigilantism, nor through a villain attack; just a disease and plain bad luck.
- The Lost Lenore: The late Kei Midoriya is one to his wife Kiyome. They loved each other enough to elope together and his death had a profound impact on the lives of his parents, sister, wife and son. His death from a treatable illness caught too late left Kiyome with deep psychological scars and she still hasn't emotionally recovered from his death.
- Long-Lost Relative: Is Inko's missing estranged brother and thus Izuku's maternal uncle.
- The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: Kei's parents refused to let him date Kiyome out of fear that Kiyome's vigilantism would get him killed. He died anyway.
- Posthumous Character: He's been long dead, but his death shaped the life and the actions of his wife and son, Kiyome and Sora.
Midoriya Izumi and ReoThe parents of Midoriya Inko and Kei. Izuku and Sora's grandparents
- I Want Grandkids: The Midoriyas would have been far more accepting of Kiyome, had they known that she was pregnant with their first grandchild.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Izumi and Reo became estranged from their son due to his marriage to a vigilante. While they reconcile with their daughter-in-law and grandson, their son has been dead for two decades due to a brain tumor without them ever knowing. That weighs on Inko and definitely weighs on them as well.
The Todoroki family
Tropes that apply to entire family
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Todoroki Family are very influential with father Endeavor being Number Two/Three hero and grandfather Todoroki Ryu once being head of the Heroics Commission. The family has a long cycle of domestic violence and child abuse with one known casualty.
- The Chain of Harm: Endeavor and his mother were abused by Endeavor's father Ryu. Once Endeavor got married and started a family, he abused and neglected them. Poor Rei lashed out in a Moment of Weakness at her defenseless son Shouto due to being at the burnt of the abuse and her eldest son's death. Said eldest son managed to painfully survive and is planning patricide in revenge.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Everyone in this goddamn family has one.
- Adult Fear: Rei is not only being abused by a husband she didn't want. Her husband seemingly accidentally killed her eldest child in a training accident, which is proven false since Dabi is Touya, and shows no remorse for their child's death. No wonder she snapped.
- The Ghost/Put on a Bus: Rei hasn't been since outside the one time Fuyumi visits her. Her abuse at Endeavor's hands motivates the heroic characters around her.
- Living MacGuffin: The abuse of Rei and the Todoroki children is the impetus for Inko's falling out with Endeavor, her blacklisting from the Heroics Industry and the subsequent investigation and blackmail by Inko, Hawks and All Might of Endeavor.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Rei wonders what happened to her son, Touya and wonders why he hasn't come to visit her like the rest of his siblings. Rei also wonders why Fuyumi gets this look on her face when she asks about Touya.
- Aggressive Submissive: Inverted. While Fuyumi is traditionally feminine in both demeanor and dress, she wears the figurative pants in the relationship.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Is traditionally feminine and returns Rumi's feelings.
- Parental Favoritism: Played with. Fuyumi is one of Endeavor's "failure" children since she didn't have the fire-ice combo Quirk that Endeavor sought. But considering she's his only daughter and because of her Quirk, she's only child that Endeavor didn't physically abuse. That doesn't win any points with Fuyumi considering she had to watch her brothers and her mother be beaten
- Promotion to Parent: It's telling that Shouto's older sister Fuyumi is Shouto's emergency contact, not his father.
- Willfully Weak: Fuyumi has a Methane ice Quirk which means she generates frozen natural gas! She has flammable and explosive ice meaning she's powerful in her own right. But she went along with her father's refusal to train her and become a school teacher
- Amazon Chaser: Natsuo asks Kazuho out after he finds out she "accidentally" kicked Endeavor in the face.
- Big Brother Instinct: Natsuo is pretty happy that his little brother is finally making friends on his own, having an actual social life and has a chance to be rescued from their father.
- Willfully Weak: Natsuo has a Dry ice Quirk which means he generates ice so cold that it could cause frostbite on contact. But Endeavor saw him as a failure for not having a fire Quirk and Natsuo remained a civilian.
- The Unfavorite: Natsuo is one of Endeavor's "failure" children, him especially so since he has an ice Quirk. When Endeavor didn't beat him, he would otherwise be neglected.
The Monoma Parents as a whole
- Europeans Are Kinky: The very French couple of Alec Satre and French-socialized Monoma Aoi are openly polyamorous and bisexual.
- Parental Title Characterization: As both a sign of Monoma's French nature and his closeness to his parents is that he calls them "Maman" and "Papa.
- Polyamory: Aoi and Alec are in an open relationship and have included Inko to make a triad. Neito states that this isn't the first time.
- Properly Paranoid: Monoma's parents downplayed the true strength of Neito's Quirk in the justified fear that people would try to kidnap their son into villainy. Given that Neito had attempted kidnappings on his connections alone, it's a justified fear.
Monoma AoiNeito Monoma's mother.
- Ambadassador: The now former Japanese ambassador to France, Aoi takes down two decades of the Commission's political corruption with the help of All Might, her old friend Inko and her bodyguard Louis over the course of one conversation.
- Bi the Way: while Aoi is Happily Married to her husband, she did once date Inko.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Aoi Monoma passed down her Quirk and her blonde locks to her son and jumps at the chance to protect her son and rescue Hawks from indentured servitude.
- I Lied: A heroic variant. Monoma Aoi never intended to keep her silence about the Commission's abuses and crimes even when Saito complies to their demands.
- Good Is Not Soft: Aoi warns Saito about her potential assassination and the Takashiro parents' fate out of pity. Aoi otherwise refuses to waste resources to protect someone like Saito.
- Got Volunteered: Shina makes Aoi take position as the new Head of the Heroics Commission. Aoi attempts to refuse but Shina browbeats her into it. They both don't want another Todoroki Ryu or Saito Hana in the position.
- Jumped at the Call: Aoi jumped at the chance to reunite with her old friend Inko and help her take down the corrupt Heroics Commission!
- Mama Bear: Aoi resigns from her post as ambassador immediately and books it to Japan once she is warned that Neito is in danger from an unseen power.
- Mandatory Unretirement: Aoi retired as Ambassador to Japan to be close to her son and reconnect with her old friends. She is forced back into politics by her mentor since Aoi was responsible for taking down the Heroics Commission which now needs new leadership.
- New Old Flame: Aoi and Inko dated before they married their respective husbands. With Inko being estranged from her husband for a decade and Aoi in an open relationship with hers, they rekindle their romance.
- Pair the Smart Ones: Neito's Maman always told him to seek intelligence over wealth or power in a partner. Considering that Aoi met her husband in an rather exclusive international university...
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Monoma Aoi had an agreement with Saito Hana that they would stay out of their respective countries so they wouldn't be at each other's throats. Aoi quickly abandons that in order to help Inko rescue Hawks from his debt slavery with the Commission.
Alec SatreNeito Monoma's father. A French Member of the European Parliament
- Career Versus Man: Alec originally wanted to run for French Parliament but couldn't as it would have been a conflict of interesting considering his wife was Ambassador to Japan. Alec instead became an MEP, valuing his marriage over his ambitions
- The Ghost: He is frequently mentioned and still a very big part of his son and wife's lives, but is in Europe in the present and can't help with the plot.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Alec Sartre, Neito Monoma's father, uses his Quirk Through Vision to spy on fellow MEPs and keep track of their actions. While technically illegal, Alec does it anyway to protect his constituents from his more corrupt co-workers.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Neito understands that his dad wouldn't be able to visit him in Japan considering his dad's new term as a member of European Parliament. But he still wishes his father could visit regardless.
- X-Ray Vision: Alec Satre, Neito's father, can see through objects with his Quirk Through Vision. He trained his Quirk to see further and carefully look through other people's files whether the files is in someone else's office or he's before them in Parliament.
Kobayashi Shinathe Japanese Minister of Justice. The Commission are technically under her jurisdiction as much as the Commission likes to believe it isn't beholden to anyone. Kobayashi and the Commission frequently butt heads as she tries to reign them in.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Kobayashi Shina is Aoi's mentor and someone whom the Commission was trying to fool to hide their own corruption and abuses. Aoi sends the video of the meeting with Saito Hana to her.
- Internal Reformist: Kobayashi has butted heads with the Commission and is the means of the Heroics Industry's reformation.
- The Mentor: Kobayashi Shina was Monoma Aoi's political mentor and they still keep in touch.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: A rare heroic example. Saito Hana really doesn't want her getting involved as she tries to intervene on the Heroic Commissions' plans on a regular basis. Had Kobayashi found out her suspicions of the Commission was right, she would wrecked their plans.
The SongstressAn old friend and info broker of Aoi's
- The Ghost: she is never seen. She warns the Monoma parents about the state of Japan and the importance of keeping their son's powerful Quirk a secret.
- Knowledge Broker: she works on keeping tabs on the criminal underworld in Japan and Europe.
Louis ArgentMonoma Aoi's bodyguard
- Brutal Honesty: the name of Louis Argent's Quirk and it is apt. Under the Quirk's effects Saito Hana tells Kiyome that her parents accepted a massive bribe to stay silent, they saw Kiyome as a failure for her refusal to be a pro hero and let her and her son be enslaved.
- Chekhov's Gunman: As an ambassador Aoi is allowed to bring a bodyguard for her own protection. What Saito painfully finds out that said bodyguard has an Ao E Truth Serum Quirk.
- Living MacGuffin: Louis Argent whose Quirk Brutal Honesty is pivotal to the resolution of the Heroic Commission.
- Truth Serum: Louis Argent, Aoi's bodyguard's Quirk Brutal Honesty is an area of effect ability that compels people to the speak only the truth and volunteer any information. Saito Hana couldn't stop telling the truth even when she wanted to.
Takashiro ParentsTakashiro Kiyome's parents and Sora's maternal grandparents
- Awful Truth: Kiyome's parents knew the entire time what was happening to Kiyome and Sora. They knew and let it happen.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: Despite the Midoriya parents reconciling with Kiyome and Sora, the Takashiro parents are suspiciously absent despite Hawks and Izuku's family relation making the news. There's a good reason why neither Kiyome nor they made the effort to contact each other.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Kiyome doesn't want to become a pro hero so her parents can't live off her wealth and fame like they wanted. Let's sell her and their grandson into slavery so they could become millionaires!
- Greed: The Takashiro parents wanted their daughter Kiyome to become a pro hero so they would live off her fame and wealth. When she refused they have no problem letting the Commission enslave her and their grandson in exchange for becoming millionaires.
- Hate Sink: The Takashiro parents are vile Stage Parents who try to force their daughter to become a pro hero and let the Commission enslave her and their grandson when she refuses. This makes All for One's upcoming visit very satisfying.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The Takashiro parents are tortured to death for selling Kiyome and Sora to the Commission by All for One.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: They supposed were killed in a car accident but their bodies bore torture marks.
- Parental Betrayal: The Takashiro parents knew that their daughter and grandson was being enslaved by the Commission and let it happen. In fact they helped the Commission hide the situation from the Midoriyas and take a massive bribe to make up for their failed investment of a daughter.
- Stage Mom: Kiyome's parents wanted their daughter to become a pro hero despite what their daughter actually wanted. Despite knowing that the Commission enslaved their daughter and grandson, they let them. They asked the Commission for a substantial bribe to keep their silence. Takashiro Himari thought that their daughter's enslavement would make her useful and the ¥3,200,000,000 bribe a nice way to make up for their "bad investment."
- Vicariously Ambitious: The Takashiros wanted their daughter to use her powerful Quirk to become a rich and famous pro hero. Woe betide her when Kiyome wanted to do something else with her life.
- Dream-Crushing Handicap: Bruce's throat got slashed when he was younger which effectively made him Quirkless due to his throat-centered Quirk. He got over it through time and therapy.
- Childhood Friends: Neito grew up with Bruce in France as Bruce's mom is a Scottish MEP.
- Easily Forgiven: Bruce has long forgiven Neito for his throat injury. Neito has a harder forgiving himself.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: While all the other interns get major parts in the plan to retake I-Island, Bruce has to stay behind since he's the only non-hero student.
- Omniglot: Bruce can speak Japanese, French and English.
- Revenge by Proxy: Maya, Neito and Bruce were once kidnapped as children due to villain wanting revenge on Maya's uncle, the hero Hurricane. It ended with Bruce getting a Slashed Throat and losing his Quirk and all three getting seriously traumatized.
- Scars Are Forever: Bruce has a scar on his throat due to a villain nearly killing when he kidnapped Bruce, Neito and Maya as children which Bruce still has a raspy voice due to it.
- Slashed Throat: Bruce was the victim of one when he was taken hostage by villain. The only reason Bruce survived was because the villain didn't hit any major arteries.
- Those Two Guys: From their introduction Bruce and Maya share their scene.
- Token White: Bruce is Scottish.
- Violent Glaswegian: Bruce is rude, aggressive and Scottish.
Maya Dos Santos
- Childhood Friends: Neito grew up with Maya in France as Maya's father was the American ambassador to the EU.
- Conspicuous Gloves: Hawks thinks it rather odd that Maya wears gloves on a hot day and notes that Marie never explained what Maya's Quirk was.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Maya was seen as stuck up due to being the niece of a major pro hero and an ambassador's daughter.
- Mixed Ancestry: The Dos Santos are Brazilian-American.
- Nephewism: Maya Dos Santos is the cousin of top American superhero Marie Dos Santos, Empathy.
- Omniglot: Maya can speak Japanese, French and English, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.
- Those Two Guys: From their introduction Bruce and Maya share their scene.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Maya's Quirk makes people hallucinate their worst fears when she touches them.