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The Aery Interns
The Aery Interns as a whole
- Famed In-Story: Iida Tenya, Midoriya Izuku, Todoroki Shouto and Tokoyami Fumikage become widely known as the Hosu Quartet.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Hosu Quartet is initially this. But this gets dropped after the introduction of Camie and Neito.
- Sanguine (blood): Izuku. The leader of the Hosu Quartet with a Motor Mouth when it comes to quirks and compassionate to save others. Is a hero otaku.
- Choleric (yellow bile): Tenya. The Class Representative who's hard-working a bit too hard on the Lawful Good and is learning to be more flexible.
- Melancholic (black bile): Shouto. Introverted but highly emotional. He keeps his feeling close to his chest due to his abusive upbringing until it comes all out bursting.
- Phlegmatic (phlegm): Fumikage. Despite being uber Goth, he's the Only Sane Man among them and the most level-headed.
- In-Universe Nickname: The media calls Iida Tenya, Midoriya Izuku, Todoroki Shouto and Tokoyami Fumikage, the Hosu Quartet.
- Kicked Upstairs: Hawks gives the Hosu Quartet a very-sought after internships at his agency. Mostly because he believes that none of them have a self-preservation instinct between the four of them.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Camie is the only non-Yuuei student of the Aery Interns as she attends Shiketsu High. Of the Yuuei interns, Monoma is the only non Class 1-A student.
- Cassandra Truth: Izuku is so used to authority figures ignoring him about Bakugou bullying him that he's weirded out by Hawks, Mirko and Inko's genuine concern and disgust at Bakugou's actions.
- Chocolate Baby: Zigzagged. It at first seems that Izuku might be one because his Power Copying quirk seems like it has elements of his mother's quirk, but not his father's. Children usually have either one of their parents' quirks, a mix of both, or something completely new. To have a combination with one parent and not the other usually means Your Cheating Heart, but Izuku is legitimate, and his quirk is a mix of his parents'. Hisashi just lied about his quirk being fire breath.
- Demoted to Extra: Downplayed. Izuku is still important to the story but he is demoted to Deuteragonist while Hawks, a minor characater in canon, is promoted to primary protagonist.
- Deuteragonist: Hawks and Izuku are both protagonists to the story as the story centers on the two's actions and the effects thereof.
- Ditzy Genius: Izuku has sharp analysis and a great drive to be a hero. That said his tendency of muttering his thoughts in public and tendencies of leaping before looking gets him in trouble.
- Geeky Turn-On: Izuku decides to give Monoma a chance just so he could pick Monomas brain when he reads Monomas Quirk analysis.
- Grew a Spine: Izuku finally confronts Bakugou about the decade of abuse and how he doesnt deserve the prestigious internship with Hawks or Mirko because of Bakugous bad attitude.
- Heroic BSoD: Izuku takes the reveal of having a quirk the whole time, rather badly.
- Hybrid Power: Izuku gets Copy All from his mother Inko's minor gravitational quirk and his father Hisashi's All for One.
- It Was with You All Along: Izuku is not quirkless, but Copy All has a somewhat non-intuitive activation, which is why he didn't know about it.
- Kid Has a Point: While Izuku was being overly secretive and immature, he did have a valid reason to seek outside validation and not tell his mom anything since Inko's attempts at support either emotionally scarred him or she completely ignored the serious problems he was having.
- Power Parasite: Izuku is a rare heroic and downplayed example. His original Quirk, Copy All allows him to copy Quirks from their original owners, keep the copy and then make use of them in the same fashion with training. As a result he lacks the moral dilemma of stealing a Quirk because he needs or wants it, unlike his father All for One, who he got that aspect of his Quirk from.
- Sins of the Father: Defied. Despite Izuku being the son of All for One and having a similar Quirk to his father, Toshinori doesnt hold it against him. Toshinori refuses to take One for All back from Izuku and Izuku continues to be his successor. Gran Torino later notes that he seems to have inherited more from his uncle than his father.
- The Tell: According to Kiyome, Izuku twitches too much when he lies.
- Beneath the Mask: When Inasa first met Shouto, he thought he was a huge asshole like Endeavor. When he meets him again as Hawks intern, he finds Shouto to a quiet and pensive. And a regular hormonal teenager.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Shouto comments that its nice to have training where hes not being beaten during it.
- Hope Is Scary: Shouto is bewildered and terrified that Hawks is attempting to intervene on Endeavors abuse.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Played for laughs. Shouto soothes himself by staring at Izukus butt and much rather make out then pay attention to the new interns. He snaps when he needs to stand at attention but still...
- Jerkass to One: Shoto is normally ambivalent toward his classmates and is only kind to his friends. But Shoto believes that more people should have told Mineta that he was loser growing up
- Trauma Button: Talking about his father is a massive one for Shouto. It takes Hawks to do a little prodding for Shouto to have an emotional breakdown and tell him everything.
Iida Tenya/Ingenium IIThe younger brother of the Turbo Hero, Ingenium/Iida Tensei.
- Appeal to Tradition: Tenya wears his armor despite how impractical it is because its family tradition to fight in such armor.
- Armor Is Useless: Justified as the armor Iida wears isnt aerodynamic enough to efficiently fight in. Mei attempts to pressure Iida into allowing her to design better armor.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': How Tenya perceives the Stain Incident at first: he breaks the rules by going after Stain and he nearly gets himself and his friends murdered.
- Didn't Think This Through: Pop☆Step breaks it to Tenya the Stain Incident resulted from Tenya not thinking how he could defeat an S-Rank villain without a plan nor back-up not because Tenya broke the rules.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Fumikage recommends that Iida at start wearing contact lenses so Iida wont be disabled by losing his glasses.
Tokoyami Fumikage/TsukiyomiA classmate of Izuku, Shouto, and Tenya. In this story, he was in Hosu with Hawks, and was thus able to respond to Izuku's SOS text.
- A Friend in Need: Fumikage is impetus of the series as he gets Izuku's SOS text and has himself and Hawks check the coordinates.
- Alone Among the Couples: Seeing his friends' romantic success egged Tokoyami to confess to his own crush. After he got rejected, he's left feeling alone as most of his friends are in romantic relationships.
- Birds of a Feather: Pun intended but Fumikage enjoys working with Hawks because Fumikage doesnt stand out for having a bird Quirk.
- Did Not Get The Guy: Fumikage had a huge crush on Aoyama, only for Aoyama to reject him because he's already dating someone. Fumikage is heart-broken.
- Fantastic Racism: A victim of this growing up. People with animalistic quirks are discriminated or isolated for their animal attitudes or non-human appearances.
- The Heart: While both Izuku and Fumikage share this role, Fumikage keeps the Interns in check and tries to give social and practical advice to his fellow interns. He's the most level-headed of all of them, which isn't saying much.
- Opposites Attract: Tokoyami, who has a Living Shadow quirk, has a crush on the sparkly Aoyama who has Light 'em Up powers. It doesn't work out in Tokoyami's favor.
- Only Sane Man: In spite of his Chuunibyou persona, he's the most level-headed of the Aery Interns. He would often give reasonable advice to his fellow interns and mediate between the more extreme personalities.
- The Dividual: As Fumikage's quirk, he's treated as an extension of him. But people at the Aery start to treat Dark Shadow as a separate person.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Dark Shadow impulsively eats an apple whole because he was too stubborn to let Fumikage cut it for him. Dark Shadow ends up choking on it.
- Kiddie Kid: Dark Shadow acts more like a stubborn and impulsive child.
- Living Shadow: Dark Shadow, which is independent enough to play cards on its own.
- Only Friend: Tokoyami reveals that Dark Shadow was his first friend. Hikari finds it rather depressing that Tokoyami's first and only friend growing up was his own quirk.
- Younger Than They Look: Was born when Fumikage got his quirk at age three, making him actually twelve years old. Which explains a lot.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Camie and Inasa come a lot earlier in attempt to get Shiketsu's most famous alumnus, Hawks, to hook up his fellow Shiketsu students with internships.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Whereas in canon, she's a Brainless Beauty and an Innocent Fanservice Girl, here Camie is smarter than she looks and weaponizes her appearance to have enemies underestimate her. She's still something of a ditz, but admits to faking it sometimes.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Camie is spacey with a tendency of calling her fellow Shiketsu alumni a bunch of uptight losers, but she's a good illusionist with self-confidence to spare. She's Number Three in her entire year, and she's so skilled with illusions that she spots Hawks' veteran illusionist's receptionist set-up. The receptionist, Haruto, demands that Hawks recruit her on his behalf.
- Close-Range Combatant: Outside of her Quirk, Camie usually has to fight with her hands. She would have her illusions distract her opponents while she closes in to attack.
- Expy: Camie is essentially Elle Woods with superpowers.
- The Face: Camie does all the talking to convince Hawks to take her and Inasa on as interns.
- Freudian Excuse: Camie has little love for her school and calls her classmates stuck-up losers. Which is a little odd, considering how much school pride is a part of her hero school. Then Seiji is introduced, who tries to browbeat his classmates into fitting his personal idea of "good Shiketsu student", who hates her and calls her by a demeaning nickname. No wonder she doesn't like her school.
- Genius Ditz: Camie is the third smartest student in her year, beating out Seiji. But her ditziness is genuine half of the time.
- Had To Be Sharp: Most of her Shiketsu classmates refuse to let Camie use her illusions on them, so she had to how to fight hand-to-hand to keep up offensively.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: The only limit to Camie's illusions is her imagination, which is a both a blessing and a bane.Haruto: Creativity is the bane of every illusionist.
- Master of Unlocking: Camie lockpicks her way into the lab after improving on her skill thanks to Kiyome.
- Nice to the Waiter: Invoked. Camie is very polite to the receptionist, Haruto, in the hopes of having Haruto help her and Inasa catch Hawks' attention.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Camie is the third smartest student in her year at Shiketsu. While her ditziness is genuine, she acts more ditzy then she actually is, because she regards her classmates being too uptight.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Camie is petite and has an illusion Quirk. In spite of her non-physical Quirk and her size, she can take down men stronger and bigger then her with her fists and a well-timed illusion.
- The Smurfette Principle: Camie is the only female Aery intern.
- Spotting the Thread: Being an illusionist herself, Camie spots the illusion Hawks' receptionist Haruto has over his computer. The key reason Camie spots it is because Haruto's work computer seems way too old for a modern and high-ranking hero agency. The receptionist all but orders Hawks to recruit her as an intern on the spot.
Monoma Neito/Phantom Thief
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Neito grew up with multiple kidnapping attempts due to being the child of two major politicians.
- Ascended Extra: A minor character part of the Hufflepuff House in canon, is one of the major characters here.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Due to his Quirk's time limit, Monoma is good at thinking on his feet and analyzes people's Quirks and patterns in his spare time.
- Brass Balls: Monoma's motto in life is "Fake it til you make it." Monoma lives up to that motto when he asks both of his crushes, Izuku and Shouto, out on a date at the same time. Then Monoma attempts to stare down the new Number Two Hero Hawks when the latter attempts to intimidate him. Hawks was impressed (and amused) by Monoma's moxie, so he recruits Monoma as an intern on the spot.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In hindsight, being kidnapped is this for Neito. He had so many attempted kidnappings as a child, that the only reason his kidnapping by Hawks was in any way special was because he got an internship and a way to spend time with his crushes.
- But Not Too Foreign: Monoma's mother is the Japanese Ambassador to France, and his father is French and a member of the European Parliament.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Neito is implied to have gone through multiple kidnapping attempts, due to being the son of powerful politicians.
- Europeans Are Kinky: Monoma thought Polyamory was the perfect solution when asking both his crushes out. He's rather chivalrous otherwise.
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Part of Monoma's Promotion to Love Interest is his Race Lift to being half-French. Downplayed, however, as his Frenchness is meant to showcase his intelligence, rather than making him more inherently attractive.
- Geeky Turn-On: Had Monoma not already had a crush on Izuku, he would have fallen in love when he read Izuku's Quirk analysis.
- Honor Before Reason: Monoma wanted to prove to the people who said that he couldn't become a hero that he could fight with just Copy. He focused on training his Quirk so much, that he completely neglected his physical conditioning, nor did he consider that he's effectively handicapping himself in a fight.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Monoma constantly picks on Bakugou in retaliation for being such an asshole to everyone. While hypocritical, Bakugou does deserve it.
- Limited Move Arsenal: Neito can only use one of his copied Quirks at a time. His maximum carrying capacity is eight quirks at a time.
- Momma's Boy/Daddy's Girl: Monoma is very close to both of his parents. He frequently writes them both separate emails, despite both of his parents sharing their emails to ask how each of them are doing. He also frequently asks his parents for advice. He's happy that his mother is going to visit him in Japan, but sad and understanding to why his father can't make it.
- Phenotype Stereotype: It's not surprising that the blonde-haired, blue-eyed anime boy is the French one.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Becomes a major character after he confesses his crushes to both Izuku and Shouto.
- Race Lift: Monoma is half-French half-Japanese here.
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: While Monoma is no longer a jerk to all of Class 1-A, Monoma will still be rude and belittle to anyone he thinks deserves it. See the cases of Bakugou and Inasa, for examples.
- Sixth Ranger: Monoma unwittingly is recruited much later than the rest of the Interns and is the last official intern. He joins the core Hosu Quartet at school and is the sixth intern after Camie.
- Sensor Character: He can see the Quirks of others, which he calls 'Threads'.
- Smarter Than You Look: Izuku is rather impressed by Monoma's thorough Quirk analysis and the fact he writes fluently in both Japanese and French.
- Squishy Wizard: Monoma's Quirk is powerful and well-trained. However, he needs to workout more to build up his physical strength, endurance, and speed.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Thanks to his parents' advice on how to be more approachable to his crushes and to make up for his actions in the Sports Festival, Monoma is less of an asshole to Class 1-A.
- Touched by Vorlons: Due to his contact with the spirits of the One for All users, Neito's Hour of Power is extended to to two-and-a-half hours, and he can copy up to eight Quirks.
- You Remind Me of X: Hawks recruits Neito due to having a similar lack of preservation to the Hosu Quartet.
The Aery as a whole
- Animal Theme Naming: Hawks and his mother are both fond of giving things and people bird-themed names. His agency is called the Aery and calls his interns fledglings/baby birds.
- In-Universe Nickname: Everyone at the Aery have a fondness for bird-themed nicknames: Kiyome is "Mama Bird"; Izuku is "Kiwi"; Shoto is "Penguin"; Fumikage is "Raven"; Iida is "Roadrunner"; Neito is "Mockingbird"; Camie is "Swan".
- Meaningful Name: Kiyome is Mama Bird because she's Hawks' mom. Izuku is Kiwi because he's both green and flightless. Shouto is Penguin because penguins live in both tropical and antarctic regions and can be gay. Iida is Roadrunner after the Looney Tunes bird. Tokoyami is Raven due to his Gothness and bird head. Camie is Swan because she's both beautiful and terrifying, and Monoma is Mockingbird because of how such birds mimic the calls of other birds.
- No Badass to His Valet: Everyone in the Aery is willing to roast Hawks for his stupidities. Fumikage calls Hawks a thief and a magpie for his accidental kidnapping of Monoma. Kiyome will never forgive him for jumping out a window to test out his wings as a child. Dark Shadow roasts Hawks for flying into a window last week, when he and Fumikage haven't done that since they were fledglings.
Hawks/Takashiro Sora/ Midoriya Sora
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Hawks is shown to be psychologically scarred by his treatment by the Heroics Commission, especially when it comes to his lack of choice with his career.
- Adaptation Name Change: As of the story's publishing, Hawks' civilian name Takami Keigo hadn't been revealed. The author dubbed him Sora Takashiro.
- All Men Are Perverts: Sora thinks too much with his dick and ignores all the signs that the hot guy he's flirting with is actually a supervillain, especially when Sora and all his fellow heroes were on alert for them.
- Animal Motifs: Both Hawks has strong bird of prey motifs with his watchful golden eyes and tendency to ambush people. When it comes to Hawks' relationship to the Commission, there's a strong bird-in-the-cage imagery.
- Ascended Extra: Hawks is a minor character in canon; here, he becomes the primary protagonist, with much being dedicated to his backstory.
- Big Brother Instinct: Hawks is rather protective of children and becomes more so when those same kids becomes his interns:
- He kicks Stain in the face when Stain attempted to attack Iida.
- Attempts to intimidate Monoma when he catches Monoma trying to convince Izuku and Shouto to go out on a date with him.
- Black Sheep: Despite Shiketsu's efforts, Hawks very deliberately doesn't fit Shiketsu's strict mold of Honor Before Reason rigid heroes. He doesn't have a very positive relationship with his alma mater as a result.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Sora was a bratty bundle of energy when he was a toddler. Highlights include Sora getting stuck up on a shelf, scaring his mother out of her wits.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Camie states that if Hawks wasn't such a good and talented student, Shiketsu would have expelled him for his general irreverence.
- Child Soldiers: Hawks was trained from a young age to be the best pro-hero. His childhood was rather limited but somewhat protected by his mother.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hawks was essentially bought by the Commission as a Child Soldier and pet hero and grew up with little autonomy.
- Deuteragonist: Hawks and Izuku are both protagonists to the story, as the story primarily centers on the two's actions and the effects thereof.
- Ditzy Genius: Hawks is a highly skilled hero and fighter, capable of navigating the politics between the Commission, fellow pro-heroes, and the police, with a sharp eye for talent. That said, he can sometimes lack major common sense, such as flying into closed windows and accidentally kidnapping a student in his overenthusiasm.
- Dumb Blonde: Hawks has his blond moments, despite otherwise being an intelligent person.
- Establishing Character Moment: Hawks shows himself to be proactive, as he goes to Hosu to help the local pros capture Stain out of his own volition. He then shows himself to be a cautious Reasonable Authority Figure, as he listens to Tokoyami's concerns that his classmate might be in danger when Tokoyami is sent his classmate's coordinates without explanation. Hawks worries that Tokoyami's classmate might be hurt or being attacked, so he accompanies Tokoyami to classmate's coordinates.
- Fearless Fool: According to his mom, Hawks is too dumb to die.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Hawks checks out a cute ginger with a nice butt on I-Island. Who is, unbeknownst to him, a disguised Dabi.
- Heroic Lineage: Hawks heroism comes from his mother, who's a vigilante.
- Honesty Is the Best Policy: Hawks tries to be as honest as he can in both his private and personal life. He refuses to steal the credit when the police try to make him. Hawks willingly reveals his dark past to Toshinori and the Midoriyas when pressed. Hawks also tells Mirko about his new family relations and is finding the right moment to tell her about Izuku's true Quirk.
- Hybrid Power: Hawks' quirk Fierce Wings got its abilities from his mother Kiyome Takashiro's flight and hardening feathers, and his father Kei Midoriya's minor gravitational quirk.
- Internal Reformist: Hawks knows personally that the Heroics Industry is corrupt as hell, which leads him to using his newfound power and support as Number Two Hero to change it from the inside, starting by stopping former Number Two Endeavor's abuse of his family.
- Kid Hero: Hawks' backstory viciously deconstructs the concept, as Hawks was railroaded into becoming a pro-hero and had very little agency growing up.
- Knight In Sour Armor: Hawks is rather cynical of the pro-hero industry due to growing up as a Child Soldier for the Heroics Commission and the focus on fame and power plays before doing actual good. Regardless of the situation, Hawks will work to be the best hero he can be because its what he can do.
- Laser Guided Tyke Bomb: Hawks was groomed since childhood to be the Commissions pet hero on a leash.
- Long-Lost Relative: Hawks and Izuku are first cousins, with Hawks being born from Inko's late brother Kei.
- Momma's Boy: Hawks is very close to his mom to the point that he knows which embarrassing childhood story she's telling to his interns.
- Master of Unlocking: Sees lockpicking as a fun bonding activity.
- Meaningful Name: Sora Takashiro means "Sky White Hawk".
- Meaningful Rename: After finding out that his maternal grandparents sold him and his mother out, Sora changes his family name back to his original name of Midoriya.
- A Mistake Is Born: Sora is stated be an accident baby.
- The Nicknamer: Hawks gives his interns bird-themed nicknames.
- Nom de Mom: Hawks' civilian name is Sora Takashiro, Takashiro being his mother's family name. Word of God states that Hawks used to have been Sora Midoriya, but the Heroics Commission had his name changed in order to be more marketable.
- Not So Above It All: As much as Hawks tries to set himself apart from teenage stupidity and immaturity, he has his screwups too. As Dark Shadow roasts Hawks for flying into windows a week ago.
- Rank Up: Thanks to the positive publicity of taking down Stain and having better public relations, Hawks ascends to #2 in the hero rankings. While Endeavor is bumped down to #3.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Hawks is the most proactive and understanding of the pro-heroes and of the adults Izuku and Shouto dealt with in general.
- Renowned Selective Mentor: Hawks only chooses the most talented to work for him as sidekicks and employees. So the Hosu Quartet get a lot of respect for being Hawks first interns
- Required Secondary Powers: Due to having bird-based quirks both Hawks and his mother Kiyome have the superior eyesight of real-life birds of prey. Which allows them to see far away in flight and catch the subtle nuances of body language.
- Shipper on Deck: Hawks is pretty happy that Izuku and Shouto resolved their UST on their own as he was this close to locking them together in a closet.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Hawks' general policy to heroics. Hawks refuses to steal credit from the Hosu Quartet, hides Iida's vendetta to save Iida's reputation, employs and befriends several former and active vigilantes.
- The Unfavorite: Sora realizes that his maternal grandparents hate him since they didnt ever contact him despite his identity being public like his paternal grandparents did even before the slavery thing was revealed.
- You Need to Get Laid: Sora hadnt had the chance to have sex in months, hed been so busy. Hes hoping to finally get his chance
- Battle Butler: Despite seeming like an average receptionist, Haruto is the Aerys first line of defense and had a hero license for 15 years.
- Beneath Notice: To most people, Haruto is just a receptionist with an old computer. Haruto often flies under the notice of most visitors to the Aery. This way Haruto can determine their strength and to sort the importance of whatever matter the visitor is bringing up.
- Master of Illusion: Haruto's quirk Haze makes illusions so impenetrable that people can't tell the difference between reality and his illusions unless they are skilled with their perception. Haruto functions as the Aery's first line of defense and disguises himself with illusions to look more basic.
- Rule of Three: Only three people in the last three years have noticed that Haruto is casting an illusion. The first is Kiyome, whose's enhanced eye-sight can perceive minuet details. The second is Tokoyami, who's shadow-based quirk gives him skill at telling different light sources. The third is Camie, a fellow illusionist so skilled that she could see the subtle haze over Haruto's computer.
- Willfully Weak: Despite being a skilled illusionist and having a hero license, Haruto is content at first being a librarian for a minor hero school and later Hawks receptionist
- Good Counterpart: To quote:He almost seemed like the exact opposite in appearance to the villainous teleporter from USJ. White light and a solid form rather than shadows held together by a collar.
- Informed Judaism: With his Hebrew last name and Aron being a common Jewish name, Steps is implied to be Jewish.
- Light Is Good: The teleporter that looks like a walking light is obviously a good guy.
- Meaningful Name: Aron means "high mountain or mountaineer" and Peretz means "burst forth" in Hebrew.
- Mr. Exposition: Shows the Hosu Quartet around the Aery and tells them what to expect and what the internship will be like.
- Mundane Utility: Steps teleports himself from Japan to a different continent just to bother his friend living in New York.
- Steps is essentially a chauffeur, as he uses his teleportation to take Camie and Inasa from the Aery back to Shiketsu, which is on the other side of Japan.
- Story-Breaker Power: Being an extremely powerful teleporter can take the tension out of any action story, but because the story has been more focused on the slice of life and political elements, it's a nonfactor.
- Teleportation: Is a powerful enough teleporter that he jump between continents.
- Older and Wiser: Kazuho is much calmer and less of an Attention Whore than she used to be.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Pop Step beats into Iida's head that despite vigilantism being illegal, most of the good vigilantes are there to help where heroes can't get to. Pop Step knows that from personal experience.
- Took a Level in Badass: Pop☆Step is much more formidable than she was years before in Vigilante: My Hero Academia Illegals. Years of experience and training under Hawks, makes Pop☆Step more powerful. She's able to train several Hero Course students without breaking a sweat.
- Big Sister Mentor: Hikari to Fumikage. She helps distract Fumikage from his heartbreak and is angry on his behalf over the discrimination he faced for his appearance.
- Man of Kryptonite: Hikari has a light-generating quirk which weakens Tokoyami's Living Shadow powers. This makes her a good mentor for him as her powers help Tokoyami keep Dark Shadow in control and help him develop resistance to light and fine control.
- Meaningful Name: Hikari means light and she has Light 'em Up powers.
The Warren as a Whole
- Animal Theme Naming: The rabbit hero calls her agency, the Warren.
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: The Warren has two male interns, Inasa and Shinsou and two female interns, Kendou and Yaoyoruzu
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After their terrible work-study week with Uwabami, Kendou and Momo get to intern with the highest rank female hero, Mirko! Who definitely intends that they actually grow as heroes in her internship.
- Shinsou gets to intern with a Top Ten Pro-Hero and is getting promoted to the Heroics Course!
- Aggressive Submissive: Mirko in her public life is known as a physically powerful and aggressive heroine who works alone because she doesnt suffer fools lightly. In her personal life, Rumi does not hesitate to give her best friend Sora shit. With her crush and girlfriend, Fuyumi, Rumi is shy, prone to Gibberish of Love and frequently has Fuyumi take the lead.
- Becoming the Mask: Mirko initially decided to do internships in order to impress her crush. But then she becomes legitimately concerned on finding the right students and helping them grow as heroes.
- Black Sheep: Despite Shiketsus efforts, Mirko deliberately doesnt fit Shiketsus strict mold of Honor Before Reason rigid heroes. She dont have a very positive relationship with their alumnus school as a result.
- Brutal Honesty: When Izuku asks why Rumi doesnt want to give Bakugou an internship, she bluntly calls Bakugou a piece of shit.
- Bully Hunter: Rumi does not tolerate bullies and such refuses to have anything to do with Bakugou.
- Character Tics: Mirko thumps her foot when shes asking questions or irritated.
- Foil: Mirko and Uwabami are both high-ranking female heroes. Uwabami is popular for her friendly demeanor while Mirko is infamous for hating to work with people. But Uwabami exploits her interns for her own personal gain without remorse. While Mirko makes sure that not only she gets the most skilled interns she makes sure shes gets the ones that would benefit the most from her guidance
- Like Brother and Sister: Mirko and Hawks are close friends who constantly rib at each other and tell each other how the they feel. Mirko even knows Hawks true relationship with the Commission.
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's feminine in an Amazonian way and deeply in love with Fuyumi Todoroki.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Mirko hates working with people. Despite that, she starts her own internship program in the hopes of impressing Fuyumi.
- Not So Similar: Mirko saw something of herself in Bakugou: hot-headed, powerful and are bad with working with people. For this she considered taking Bakugou on as an intern. She quickly reconsiders when she finds out that Bakugou is bully that suicide-baited a Quirkless person. For all of her lone wolf tendencies, she cares about protecting people and can't stand bullies.
- Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Mirko looks down on Uwabami for focusing more on her modeling career instead of putting in the effort for her pro-hero job. That Uwabami exploited her two interns for a shampoo commercial instead of actually teaching them anything sinks her opinion of her.
- Renowned Selective Mentor: Mirko never had any interns or sidekicks despite being the Number Five Hero due to her I Work Alone attitude. The fact that she reconsidered to take on interns that she believes would flourish under her guidance just makes interning under her even more prestigious
- Serial Romeo: Implied with Mirko. Hawks reaction to her having a crush on Fuyumi is 'not again?!'
- Stalker with a Crush: Downplayed and Played for Laughs but Mirko stakes out at the Aery to get a chance to talk to Fuyumi, whose little brother interns there. It pays off for Mirko.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: Mirko refuses to stop visiting the Aery until she gets her chance to meet Fuyumi. Hawks keeps telling to go her to go back to her own agency but she refuses until she gets to meet her crush.
- Thinking Tic: Mirko taps her foot as she thinks.
Yoarashi Inasa/Gale Force
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Camie and Inasa come a lot earlier in attempt to get Shiketsu's most famous alumni, Hawks to hook up his fellow Shiketsu students with internships.
- Didn't Think This Through: Inasa regrets his impulsive decision to forgo his Yuuei recommendation and attend Shiketsu once he actually gets know Shouto and his Yuuei counterpart
- Leeroy Jenkins: Inasa charges in and tries to fight Shouto as a show of Hot-Blooded-ness. Inasa completely ignores all the other fighters attacking him and is taken out by Monoma.
- Love at First Sight: Inasa only known Hitoshi for a few minutes and hes already in love.
- Opposites Attract: The extroverted, impulsive and Hot-Blooded Inasa falls hard for the introverted, methodical and snarky Shisou.
- The Prankster: Inasa proudly pranked his entire year without using Camie as a distraction and plans to prank his entire school.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Thanks to the exclusity and status of the internships, Inasa is basically untouchable to Shiketsu. Especially since he is only of two Shiketsu students who got an internship with the Top Ten pro heroes outside of Yuuei students.
- Oblivious to Love: Hitoshi doesnt seem to realize that Inasa has a crush on him despite it being obvious to everyone else.
- The One Who Made It Out: Among the General Education students, they are proud of Shishou Hitoshi for getting a spot in the exclusive internship of Number Five Hero, Mirko. Which proves to them that General Education students are just as good as the Hero track students.
- Troll: Hitoshi weaponizes his taunting to trick people into responding to his quirk. He also enjoys making people do silly things like sing Disney songs while hypnotized.
- The Watson: Momo being the most intelligent of the interns asks Izuku questions about his quirk that the readers would want to know but the other interns wouldn't think to ask about.