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All Might/Yagi Toshinori
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: The Heroics Commission made the fatal mistake of thinking that All Might, the freaking Symbol of Peace would never find out about their various abuses of power and crimes.
- Bystander Syndrome: Toshinori knew there something wrong with how Endeavor treated his family, he wasn't blind. Unfortunately Toshinori had too much going on to ever look into it.
- Disappointed in You: All Might weaponizes his disappointment and disdain for the Commission's actions to browbeat and terrify Saito Hana to following all their demands to erase the debt they trapped Sora and Kiyome in and give Hawks a permanent hero license so they can never threaten Sora by revoking his ability to be a hero.
- Didn't Think This Through: Hawks calls Toshinori out for not thinking how One for All would effect Izuku nor giving him proper training.
- Dumbass No More: Toshinori has grown to be much better teacher after getting help and examples from Hawks and the other heroes at the Aery. He actually uses his genius to better mentor Shouto in better uses of his quirk.
- Everyone Has Standards: Toshinori is revolted that Sora and Kiyome were betrayed by their own family just because Kiyome wanted to live her own life outside of their expectations.
- Genius Bruiser: Toshinori has a Bachelors and Masters in physics. His knowledge and understanding of physics enhance his applications of his Super Strength and helps him mentor Shouto with different applications and techniques for Half Cold Half Hot.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Toshinori doesn't understand why Endeavor doesn't try to not be an asshole.Toshinori: It's really not that hard to be nice to children.
- It's All My Fault: Toshinori blames himself for missing Endeavor's abuse of his family and that his rivalry with Endeavor becoming toxic. In All Might's defense, he was kinda distracted by All for One.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Throughout the meeting with the head of the Heroics Commission, All Might is not smiling. In fact he is both disappointed and full of distain. Saito Hana is terrified and doesnt feel safe the entire time the Symbol of Peace is looking down on her.
- Passing the Torch: Since his time as All Might is coming to a close very soon, Toshinori publicly trains Hawks, now Number Two hero as his immediate successor as Number One hero. That way the public would be more accepting of Hawks as Number One and not panic when All Might retires.
- Anger Born of Worry: Gran Torino attempts to kick Izuku in the face for running off in the middle of a Noumu attack. Hawks intervenes before Torino could land the hit.
- Grumpy Old Man: Gran Torino lives for spite.
- Revenge Through Corruption: Sorahiko is rather gleeful that Toshinori accidentally got one over All for One and recruited Izuku, All for Ones son into being the successor of One for All. Its the greatest and most heroic of revenge against Nanas murderer.
Endeavor/ Todoroki EnjiFormer #2, now #3 Hero
- All for Nothing: Endeavor went through deplorable lengths to surpass All Might which includes using his family as his stepping stone. It's all for naught, his negative qualities drop him to Number Three with his recklessness making it difficult to get Number Two making becoming Number One to be even more of pipe dream. His treatment of his family is so horrible that it drives the other genuinely heroic characters like Hawks, All Might and Inko to intervene to save his family from him. So Endeavor no longer possesses his "perfect tool" Shouto and has to pay restitution to the family he neglected and abused. The more popular Hawks is being groomed to be All Might's immediate successor as Number One hero. All his children hate and fear him. His reputation with the both the public and fellow Top Ten heroes is the toilet. Everything he worked as amounted to nothing.
- Always Second Best: Endeavor is smarting over the fact that he's now third best thanks to Hawks. His enmity with All Might is now partially transferred to Hawks.
- Asshole Victim: Endeavor essentially gets everything he ever worked for taken away from him. He loses custody of his favorite child, has to set up a massive trust for the rest of his family and is blackmailed into staying away. If he acts out he will lose his hard-sought career. Considering that he's a vile child abuser and marital rapist, the readers end up cheering.
- Bigotry Exception: Endeavor is really misogynistic and sees women as subordinate and over emotional. Despite this, he was very good friends with Midoriya Inko and Hatsume Tomoko during his high school years and early career. However his misogyny also terminated his friendship when Inko and Tomoko had issue on how he treated his wife.
- Book Dumb: Endeavor only has up to a high-school education and it shows in his poorly-thought out training of Shouto's quirk. Shouto's Quirk improves in leaps and bounds when Toshinori uses his university-education of physics to teach him. Shouto learned more in a few days with Toshinori than an entire decade with Endeavor.Shouto: Apparently having a high level knowledge of physics is more useful than practical experience with only fire.
- Broken Win/Loss Streak: After years of being Number Two, Endeavor is kicked down to Number Three when Hawks overtakes him due to better public relations and better publicity due to the Stain incident.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: In his high school years, Endeavor was in charge of limiting his friends, Tomoko and Inkos path of destruction.
- Control Freak: Endeavor tries to control his "perfect creation" Shouto's life to the minute. Had not sending Shouto to a hero school would have potentially raise suspicion, Endeavor wouldn't have. When Shouto gets out of his sphere of influence, he attempts to tell Hawks what he is and isn't allowed to train Shouto in.
- Create Your Own Hero: Its through Endeavors deliberate denial of his abuse and his blacklisting of Inko that galvanized her to help rescue Shouto and the Todorokis once she had the resources and support to do so.
- Create Your Own Villain: Endeavors abuse and Sink-or-Swim Mentor behavior led to Touyas death and his transformation into Dabi.
- Didn't Think This Through: Endeavor wanted his successor to have an obvious fire quirk, fire-ice combo preferred and focused on his sons Touya and Shouto. He completely disregarded his other two children, Fuyumi and Natsuo as dismal failures for their ice quirks. This is despite Fuyumi having a Methane ice quirk and Natsuo having a Dry ice quirk, which Toshinori notes would be extremely powerful in their own rights. Instead, Endeavor stifled them and refused to give them a chance.
- Digging Yourself Deeper: Hawks is already suspicious of Endeavor due to his interactions with Shouto. Endeavor doesn't help his case when he tells Hawks what Hawks is and isn't allowed to train Shouto in.
- Double Standard: Endeavors fine with beating his wife and sons but draws the line at laying a hand on his only daughter. This isnt a good thing as it means that Fuyumi lives in terror of the one day that he will.
- Dumb Muscle: Endeavor is so concerned about having a successor with a flashy fire or fire-ice quirk that he didn't think of the potential that Fuyumi and Natsuo's powerful ice quirks. In a larger scope, Endeavor frequently fails to think on the consequences of his actions.
- Entitled to Have You: Endeavor fully expected Inko to support him no matter what and feels betrayed that she called him an abuser for abusing his family.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Endeavor is revealed to have been abused as child by his father and saw his mother be abused. Considering this is revealed to show how Endeavor doesn't understand why his treatment of his wife and children is wrong, he doesn't get any sympathy points
- He-Man Woman Hater: Endeavor has a disturbing misogynistic attitude, considering his abuse and rape of his wife, and the complete dismissal of Inko when she attempts to protect his family. Endeavor wants the women of his life to support him and his goals, regardless of what they want or think.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Endeavor has the worst publicity of all the Top Ten Heroes with a reputation of being rude, aggressive and impulsive. Hes a subversion as the negative rumors are more than true, in fact hes actually much worse.
- History Repeats: Both Todoroki Touya and Shouto were physically and emotionally abused by their physically and socially powerful father with an abused mother powerless to stop him before they eventually rebelled. It turns out Endeavor was also abused in the same by his own father, Todoroki Ryu before he ultimately rebelled and refused to listen to his father or anyone else.
- I Reject Your Reality: Even with Inko bringing evidence to his face and All Might and Hawks supporting her, Endeavor refuses to realize his treatment of his family is abuse.
- Kick the Dog: Endeavor has Inko discredited and ruins her career for the crime of stopping him from abusing his family.
- Never My Fault: Endeavor is not abusive to his family! Inko's just lying!
- Obliviously Evil: Endeavor doesn't realize the way he treats his wife and children is abuse. When Inko attempts to call him out on it, he believes that she was being hysterical. Since social services didn't come after him despite Inko's threats, he believes that he was right. He didn't realize that the Commission covered for him.
- Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: Defied. Endeavor admits that he would have rescued Inko if she ever got in trouble regardless of his feelings about her
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Endeavor got away with his very visible abuse of his family despite Inkos attempts at reporting him due to being Number Two Hero and having the Commission on his side.
- Skewed Priorities: Endeavor is more angry that he didn't get to arrest Stain instead being relieved that his son is safe or that the Hero Killer is no longer at large.
- Stage Mom: Endeavor is the one from hell. He constantly controls his son Shouto's life in attempt to have Shouto surpass All Might, which he can't do myself. Endeavor is physically and verbally abusive . Endeavor attempts to micro-manage Shouto's life and training and tries to have Hawks continue to do so on his behalf. Hawks is both alarmed and horrified when he realizes what Endeavor is.
- Tantrum Throwing: Endeavor throws several fires in his dojo and melts down his training equipment when he finds out that he was demoted to number three hero.
- Troubled Abuser: Endeavor doesnt understand the ways he treats his wife and children (i.e. beating them, emotionally abusing them) is abuse since it was how his own father treated him and his mother.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Endeavor. Todoroki Ryu raised Endeavor to be the perfect pro hero and abused him terribly to keep him firmly under the Commission's complete control. It backfired massively as Endeavor refused to doing anything what anyone else tell him especially his father and he's too dangerous for them to control even with the proof of Endeavor abusing his own family. Todoroki Ryu couldn't even take one of Endeavor's children to groom because Endeavor refused to allow him anywhere near his own children. So Todoroki Ryu enslaved the young and talented Hawks so they would have the perfect, powerful and attractive propaganda hero that isn't allowed to refuse anything they ask him to do.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Endeavor was once a much kinder person, considering he used to be friends with Inko and Tomoko. Back in their UA days, he tried keep the two of them out of trouble, using his fire powers to migrate the damages their antics would cost. But then Endeavor became blinded by his ambitions and frustrations towards his goal of beating All Might. He coerces Rei to marrying him and used her to bear four children in hopes of having a child strong enough to defeat All Might. Endeavor beat his wife and children for not meeting his standards and neglected his eldest children when they were perceived to be "useless". When his friend Inko attempted to report him on his family's behalf and stop him from abusing his family, Endeavor had the Commission cover up the charges, had Inko discredited, and ruined her career to the point she had to start over completely.
- Warm-Up Boss: Endeavor is revealed to be this to Inko. Now that he's neutralized Inko wants to take down the people enslaving her nephew, the Heroics Commission.
- We Used to Be Friends: Inko, Tomoko and Enji used to be friends before falling out over Enjis abuse of his family.
- The Ghost: Not seen but her poor treatment of her interns is why Mirko recruits them.
- The Svengali: Uwabami exploited her two interns Kendou and Momo as extras in her cosmetic and shampoo ads without having to pay them. Uwabami didn't even bother to teach them anything so the poor girls just wasted their time and don't have any new skill or knowledge to show for it. Mirko complains that Uwabami shouldn't be allowed to take interns if she's going to exploit them but not teach them.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: Sir Nighteye attempts to choose All Might's successor without consulting him. Sorahiko points that Nighteye failed to consider that as the wielder of One for All, All Might would have his own opinions of what makes a good successor and it's ultimately his choice
- Poor Communication Kills: Sir Nighteye groomed Mirio to be All Might's successor and is aghast that All Might instead chooses Izuku as his successor for One for All and Hawks as his successor for Number One Hero. Sorahiko points out that Sir Nighteye never asked All Might for his opinion nor told him about Mirio until after the fact.
Empathy/Marie Dos Santos
- The Confidant: Keeps Sombra's identity secret from David Shields to protect the former's identity.
- Cyborg: Marie has armor built in into her neurological systems after receiving a spinal injury.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Empathy's spinal injury is so severe that her heroing days are coming to a close even with the armor supporting her
- Heroic Lineage: Marie's father, Carlos was the superhero Hurricane.
- Hiding the Handicap: Her spinal injury and the fact that her armor are actually protective and corrective spinal implants is hidden from the public.
- Mixed Ancestry: The Dos Santos are Brazilian-American.
- Names to Trust Immediately: A superhero named Empathy? Seems like a good guy.
- Nanomachines: Empathy's armor is made out of nanobots which allows for the armor to instantly assemble. It protects her and allows her to function as a hero due to the severity of her injuries.
- Properly Paranoid: Maya calls her cousin and uncle for being paranoid. Neito comments that as Americas Top heroes they deserve to be paranoid.
Hurricane/Carlos Dos Santos
- An Arm and a Leg: Carlos lost his leg during a battle but had it replaced with a prosthetic. His loss of his arm was what finally drove him to retirement.
- Artificial Limbs: Carlos has a prosthetic arm that he smacks people with.
- Mixed Ancestry: The Dos Santos are Brazilian-American.
- Properly Paranoid: Maya calls her cousin and uncle for being paranoid. Neito comments that as Americas Top heroes they deserve to be paranoid.
- Relative Button : Dont talk shit about Carlos sister-in-law.
- Retired Badass: Was one of America's top heroes and retired into politics.
- Former Teen Rebel: She used to cause a lot of mayhem as a Yuuei student and would drag her friends Inko and Enji into it.
- The Ghost: Hawks knows her, Inko and Endeavor were friends with her and she hasn't been seen for the first half. She's finally introduced as of the I-Island Arc.
- O.C. Stand-in: Hatsume Mei's mom, who probably exists but whose character hasn't been revealed as of writing.
- Shared Family Quirks: Is a grown up version of her daughter.
- True Blue Femininity: Tomoko has blue hair to emphasize she's Mei's mother.
- Wrench Wench: Tomoko is introduced with a grin on her face and motor oil on her cheek.
- Adaptational Heroism: Sombra in her Overwatch canon is a noted villain and kinda of an asshole to everyone. Here, she's connected to an American pro hero and made protective equipment for both Empathy and Hawks.
- Expy: Of Overwatch's Sombra.
- Wrench Wench: Sombra made Empathy's cybernetic spinal implants and protective armor and offers to make gauntlets for Hawks.
The Commission as a whole:
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Invoked by the Commission. They attempted to psychologically and physically abuse their leashed heroes so the heroes would listen and obey them despite the heroes being much more physically powerful than them. It worked for while on Hawks, Kiyome and Endeavor, but it backfired the moment they have any sort of independent power.
- Control Freak: The Commission is obsessed with keeping Hawks under their control even if their threats are completely irrational.
- Didn't Think This Through: The Commission was so obsessed with having Hawks rise through the ranks that they never considered that media and political attention Hawks would get once he was high-ranking enough.
- Omniscient Morality License: The Heroics Commission think they have license to commit questionable actions like buy a young Sora Takashiro and groom him to become the superhero Hawks and protecting Endeavor from domestic abuse and child abuse charges. The Commission sees Endeavor and Hawks too valuable in stopping crime and encouraging public safety that they let Endeavor go unpunished and trap Hawks in indentured servitude.
- Pragmatic Villainy: While they trapped Sora and Kiyome in indentured servitude since Sora was six, the Heroics Commission waited for Sora to grow older to train him seriously. This wasn't because they cared about Sora but because they didn't want to damage their future investment while he was still a fragile child. Once Sora was older, the Commission lost that restraint.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The Heroic Commission's favorite tactic.
- Normally the Heroics Commission would take months to update their Hero Rankings. Since their pet project Hawks got massive amounts of good publicity for his takedown of Stain, they quickly release new rankings. Which pushes Endeavor out of his spot and gives Hawks the position of #2 Hero.
- Normally once Hawks graduated, he would have started out as a sidekick. Because the Commission didnt want anyone asking questions or noticing that Hawks has handlers, they pushed him into founding his own agency.
- To Be Lawful or Good: The Heroics Commission are strictly on the lawful side. Because Endeavor is the Number Two with a high criminal apprehension rate, they take the lawful route of taking his side, having social services bury the report and defaming the abuse reporter. They completely disregarded the Good they could have done by letting Endeavor have an abuse scandal.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Due to the Commissions coverup Touya end up dying and Rei was pushed into a nervous breakdown.
- Vicariously Ambitious: The Heroics Commission seek to have Hawks rise as high in the hero ranks as possible and do anything to allow circumstances to favor Hawks as much as possible. It's not that the Commission cares about Hawks. It's just they want a hero that's required to obey them to be as high-ranking as possible.
- All for Nothing: Saito Hana has continued her predecessors abuse and corruption of the system in the name of protecting society and all shes going to get for it is swift boot out of office and political power and possibly jail time.
- Asshole Victim: Saito Hanas career has been annihilated, everything she worked for is all for nothing and All for One kills her in a gruesome death. Its so satisfying for a vile person like her.
- Bad Boss: Saito believes pro heroes being allowed to refuse missions that they dont want or too dangerous for them to do is a bad thing and makes sure to strip Hawks of his ability to refuse.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: Saito Hana reflects on her tenure on her head of the Heroics Commission:She had decided to work for the Commission because she wanted to help heroes. (.....)She had decided to work for the Commission, and in the end, she hasnt helped any heroes.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Saito Hana is initially feared because she has a direct hold over Hawks and Kiyome's lives by trapping them with debt and control over his hero license which they could revoke and leave Hawks with no other means to support himself and crippling debt. But Aoi, Inko, All Might, Kiyome and especially Louis make a chump out of her. Louis' quirk forces Saito to reveal all the truth and All Might terrifies her into complying to all their demands.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Saito believes its perfectly acceptable to continue enslaving a person to make them the Commission's figurehead hero and gets away with it by being the Head of the Heroes Commission.
- Establishing Character Moment: Saito Hana is introduced marveling how certain heroes were both competent and popular. When she notes the Yuuei Big Three, she notes that she must get Mirio away from Sir Nighteye to join another agency so she get him under the Commissions influence.
- Hypocrite: Saito believes that its good that the Commission forbade Hawks from being to refuse missions. She is appalled when All Might tells her to get rid of the debt she forced on Hawks or else.
- I Did What I Had to Do: How Saito Hana justifies enslaving Hawks through the massive debt the Commission forced on him.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Saito had abused the system and enslaved Hawks for years without consequences. Her time finally ran out when Hawks finally found family and friends willing to fight for his and his mothers freedom.
- Knight Templar: Saito Hana believes that society needs heroes. She believed the best way for the Commission to do that was to have a powerful hero that would unable to refuse any mission like regular pro heroes can do. Which is why she thought she and the Commission were fully justified to enslave Hawks and groom him into being their ideal hero. She thought their stranglehold on Hawks by keeping him in crippling debt was justified so he wouldnt go out of control like Endeavor did
- Retirony: Saito was forcibly retired due to her various heinous actions coming to light. She didn't have to anguish in obscurity long as All for One immediately abducts her to have her tortured to death or worse.
- Riches to Rags: Saito went from the powerful and rich Head of the Heroics Commission to having to live on a minor pension.
Todoroki RyuEndeavor's very estranged father and former Head of Commission
- The Corrupter: Ryus actions as an abusive father and head of Commission corrupted the once-noble Endeavor, the once-idealistic Saito Hana and is indirectly responsible for Touyas death.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Todoroki Ryu thought it was perfectly acceptable to trap a child and his mother through loan slavery to groom the child into a controllable but popular hero. Then he made it acceptable for his successors to continue his vile plan on his behalf.
- Corrupt Politician: Ryu Todoroki is implied to be one considering all that Endeavor got away with
- Domestic Abuse: Ryu abused his own wife and child to the point Endeavor thought such treatment is normal.
- Eviler Than Thou: Todoroki Ryu is essentially Endeavor without any of his few good or humanizing traits.
- Foil: Todoroki Ryu has Endeavors negative traits but amplified by 20. As opposed to his son, Ryu is the superior manipulator as his various crimes and abuses have been going on a lot longer without his victims being able to get away from him or stop him.
- Future Loser: Todoroki Ryu was once a respected pro-hero and the powerful Head of the Heroes Commission. After his career-ending scandal, he coasts on his remaining reputation and wealth and his family cut ties from him.
- Greater-Scope Villain: His abuse and crimes drive all the past and current conflict. A list of his crimes to date: parental abuse of his son Enji and his domestic abuse of his wife which normalized abuse to Enji which led him to inflict on his own family; trapping Sora and Kiyome in indentured servitude which still has Sora caged as Hawks in his adulthood; and his actions influencing the Hero Commission into continuing his campaign of blackmail, cover-ups and corruptions to the present.
- Hate Sink: Todoroki Ryu is a cruel and abusive man whose abuse of his wife and child shaped Endeavor into the terrible man he is in his attempt to groom his son into being the perfect hero. He enslaves Sora and Kiyome without remorse and has his successors continue his vile plan.
- Jerkass: Considering how he treats high-ranking politician Aoi and how he treated his own son, Ryu is definitely one.
- Machiavelli Was Wrong: It's implied that Todoroki Ryu abused Endeavor as a way to keep him afraid and under control. It backfired as Endeavor hated his father more than he feared him and the moment he had power of his own, he stopped listening to everybody.
- My Greatest Second Chance: Todoroki Ryu screwed up in raising Endeavor, with the goal of making him a popular and powerful pro hero under the Commissions complete control. But he went overboard with his physical abuse, leading to his son hating him more than he feared him and said son refusing to listen to anyone. Then Ryu comes across an impoverished six year old who was better at rescuing than most adult pros with a convenient vigilante mother to train and control him through. This time around, Ryu uses psychological and financial abuse to keep his prodigy and the mother in line, which was far more effective.
- Names to Run From Really Fast: Todoroki Ryu, Endeavors father, probable source of Endeavors Fire Quirk and a politician. Certainly not a friendly one considering his name means dragon.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Most of Todoroki Ryus power comes through his political clout and social standing not his quirk.
- Predecessor Villain: Todoroki Ryu was head of the Heroics Commission and retired around 20 years ago. He abused his family and enslaved Sora, a child, to become a hero under the Commission's thumb.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Todoroki Ryu is implied to be one. Like his son, his methods were so horrible that it backfired that it drove Endeavor to never speak to him or allow any of his children near him.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Todoroki Ryu was the former Head of the Heroics Commission. Through them he was gotten away with his own abuse of his wife and son, covered his now-adult sons abuse of his family and enslaved Hawks and his mother in his bid of making a high-ranking hero under his control.
- Sleazy Politician: Ryu Todoroki is one. Aoi Monoma calls him an old fossil that thinks hes more important than he really is.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Ryu Todoroki is called by Aoi Monoma for thinking that he's much more important than he actually is despite him completely irrelevant in modern politics. Ryu Todoroki's attitude is implied to be due to him being a major player in the past considering he's Endeavor's father.
- Walking Spoiler: Todoroki Ryu. Much of his entry is spoiler tagged for a reason.
- Amicable Exes: David and Toshinori used to date, are still very affectionate toward each other and had Melissa together.
- Anger Born of Worry: As Melissa puts it:Dad had spent the better part of five hours yelling at him after Uncle Toshi told him about the injury and about how he isnt retiring. Then hed redesigned Uncle Toshis suit so it would support him and his permanently damaged abdomen.
- Ignored Expert: David tried to have the amplification device destroyed but unfortunately his superiors refused to let him.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Both Toshinori and David still have feelings for each other but Toshinori left David and Melissa behind for their own safety to protect them from All for One. While David knows that Toshinori was justified in doing so, he's still bitter that he wasn't enough to actually help Toshinori.
- Transsexual: David is FtM transsexual and gave birth to Melissa with Toshinori as the biological father.
- Secret Keeper: Unlike canon, Toshinori told him about One for All and how he's gradually losing his power. David took it well after yelling at him.
- Birds of a Feather: Melissa and Mei get along swimmingly.
- Has Two Daddies: Melissa is the biological daughter of both David Shields and Yagi Toshinori.
- The Madness Place: Melissa is so wrapped up in her project for Izukus gauntlets that she hasnt left her lab in a week and hasnt slept for two days.
- Related in the Adaptation: Melissa's similarity to Toshinori is not due to simple Phenotype Stereotype but due to her being Toshinori's secret biological daughter with her father David birthing her.
- Secret Legacy: Melissa is the daughter of I-Islands leading scientist and All Mights biological child.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Melissa figured out that All Might is her biological father but doesnt tell her dad that she knows.