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Peter Parker - The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

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At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker did not simply turn to dust, he was instead transported to the world of My Hero Academia, where over 80% of the population has powers and heroes are nearly universally venerated. While a traumatizing event, Peter has resolved to not let it be the end of his heroic career and has enrolled at U.A. High to become the greatest hero his mentor believes he can be.
  • The Ace: Peter not only scored well on his written entrance exams, but he also had the second-highest entry score on the physical entrance exam is school history, beaten solely by All Might. As a result, he is quickly known as this among his peers and the faculty. During the first day's Quirk testing, Peter also gets first place, reinforcing it further.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: It's downplayed. While Spider-Man is still the All-Loving Hero Nice Guy, he shows an abrasive and snarkier attitude in regards to his criticism of Bakugo.
  • Adorkable: Like in the MCU, Peter is this here as well.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Kirishima calls him "Ace", which refers to Peter's status as one in Class 1-A.
  • All Webbed Up: Basically the Trope Codifier with his trademark mechanical web-shooters. Utilizing it to travel by swinging, non-lethally restrained foes, and much more.
  • Always Someone Better: Being the best student in his class and constantly compared to All Might, he's this for most of them.
    • Both Bakugo and Todoroki deserves special mention, as it infuriates them to no end of how casually Peter outclasses them, and both are gunning to surpass the arachnid-hero.
    • Even Midoriya, who's on good terms with the American boy and being the 9th user of One For All, can't help but to deprecate his own worthiness as a hero-in-training and All Might's successor in comparison to Peter. It retroactively becomes played with as the canon manga reveals the more metaphysical aspects of One For All, with Midoriya gaining six more Quirks due to passing the "Quirk Singularity".
  • Americans Hate Tingle: An In-Universe example. Peter sees Bakugo as a thug and a bully with anger issues who is undeserving of being at U.A. High, while the U.A. staff see him as someone that needs to be refined and will eventually make a great hero.
  • Badass in Distress: The villain attack in the U.S.J. training sees him beaten silly by the Nomu, then Shigaraki threatens to dust him, forcing the other students to cook up a rescue.
  • Badass Unintentional: To the point of a Running Gag. He never had the ambition to become like the No.1 hero compared to his classmates, but Peter continue to get into situations where he's not only the "First-Year Phenomenon", but hailed by the public as the "Next All Might".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Aside from being The Ace in Class 1-A, Peter's kind and supportive nature also gets respect from the other U.A. students. Prominent examples include Midoriya, Yaoyorozu, Pony, and Shinso.
  • Berserk Button: Bakugo can scream and insult Peter all he wants, and the latter could care less about the opinions of a perceived "thug", but harm his close friends, insult his beliefs and (indirectly) all of his loved ones; he'll stop quipping all together and will come at you full force.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Overall, Peter is a polite, kind, and humble guy who'll be there for others in need and is a great friend for support. So it's a huge shock for everyone when his fuse (yes, he has a fuse, quite the long one but a fuse all the same) finally lights up in his fight against Bakugo.
  • Big Applesauce: He was born and raised in Queens, New York.
  • Boring, but Practical: His "Spider" Quirk is considered a watered-down version of All Might's abilities, and it's not noticeably flashy compared to An Ice Person, Playing with Fire, or Having a Blast. It doesn't stop him from being the #1 rank student in his class and having his accomplishments compared to the No.1 hero himself.
  • Break the Badass: He basically died in the snap caused by Thanos, causing Peter to spiral down into a becoming a temporary emotionless shell when confronted with the reality of his circumstances. He gets this again in the U.S.J. attack, getting beaten to near-death by Nomu, along with being held hostage by Shigaraki with the threat of being killed again by the villain's Decay Quirk.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. The latter's laid-back attitude and Fighting Clown tendencies may come off like this to the more serious characters, but Peter is dedicated to being a hero, he's just isn't interested in becoming No.1 and only wishes to live up to the mantle of his mentor, Iron Man.
  • Broken Ace: He still has yet to fully recover from the events of Infinity War, and frequently has nightmares, struggles with insomnia due to lack of sleep, and PTSD from things such as snapping fingers and mentions of getting turned to dust. Not to mention he's still dealing with the whole "Trapped in Another World where you will never see your loved ones ever again" problem.
  • Bully Hunter: It's downplayed early on as whenever Bakugo angrily gets into his face, Peter would engage in Passive-Aggressive Kombat. In Chapter 24, he plays this straight after being fed up with Bakugo's arrogant Jerkass behavior and excessive use of violence, receiving no punishment for reasons beyond his cultural understanding, and having his beliefs and loved ones insulted. This pushed him into the role of an avenger in their one-to-one match. Then it becomes deconstructed after the match, where Peter realizes how badly he messed up by letting the words of a Jerkass enrage him to the point of nearly killing Bakugo had All Might not intervened.
  • Chick Magnet: Peter is already notorious for attracting beautiful girls back in the MCU, but within the first week of school, there are at least four girls at U.A. High that has shown attraction to him. However, he has yet to notice the growing attraction from his female classmates aside from being good friends.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: It's downplayed with the Iron Spider Armor. While it does enhance Peter's physical abilities to a degree, the arachnid-hero is still powerful without it. Both Todoroki and Bakugo find this out the hard way in the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Cunning Linguist: Justified. Due to being in Japan, Peter had to learn the Japanese language in order to better understand his new home. While he became very fluent in the language after the time-skip, Peter can still stumble on the cultural mannerisms at times.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Peter has delivered several of these since coming to U.A. High.
    • His debut in the Entrance Exam has him decimating nearly all of the Villain Bots with ease.
    • In the Obstacle Race, he finishes it before anyone else has even got to the canyon portion.
    • In the three times he fought against Todoroki (I.e. the Battle Trials, Obstacle Race, and War of the Flags), the latter couldn't even touch him and had to rely on his left-side whenever he got overwhelmed.
    • On a much more serious note, he inflicts this onto Bakugo.
  • The Determinator: Most, if not, anyone would've stopped functioning altogether if they experienced what Peter had suffered through at the end of Infinity War.
  • Despair Gambit: What Peter was intending to do to Bakugo in their one-to-one match, as to quote:
    Peter (to All Might): I got here because I lost everything and everyone I ever loved. And then he… He fucking comes in here and says that "Real heroes don't lose." That the people who lose can't be called heroes and I just... Then he said it again, even after I completely crushed him, like I’ve never crushed anyone before! He just…wouldn’t…! I just saw red. I wanted to hurt him. I wanted to make that little shitface motherfucker suffer''. I wanted him to feel that kind of moment. For him to feel so desperately that he was right, only to lose, all the same. Just… like me.
    • The end result? He succeeded.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: He temporarily gains these during and after his freshman representative speech, with only Takeyama and Midoriya noticing this.
  • Eagleland: Peter mostly follows the stereotypes of Type 1 and averts all of the negatives of Type 2. Instead of the blond-haired and blue-eyed, arrogant boisterousness that is usually seen in an American by the Japanese citizens, he's a Brainy Brunette with a shy and humble demeanor who's polite to those he comes across. It's one of the reasons that people are comparing him to All Might.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Despite being slightly older than the rest of his classmates, he exceeds them in experience when it comes to heroics. By the time he enters Class 1-A, he's already dealt with common criminals, the Vulture and his gang, basic Samaritan work, and tangled with Thanos and his children.
  • Fighting Clown: In the typical Spider-Man fashion, Peter likes to crack jokes whenever he is in a fight. This is deconstructed, as more serious characters like Bakugo, Todoroki and Aizawa think that he is not taking such moments seriously and is being arrogant, unaware that Peter really is that good and that his wisecracks are how he deals with stressful situations.
  • Fish out of Water: On two levels.
    • Obviously, he was born into a high-tech, high-stakes universe and is now stuck into a more fantastical, street-level one.
    • He was also born and raised American and is now living in Japan. Cue the Culture Clash.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Lampshaded in the very title of the fic. Peter is this.
  • Foreign Fanservice: Played for Laughs. He's already a Chick Magnet back in the MCU, but his status as an American foreigner brings unwanted attention from his Japanese female peers.
  • Freak Out!: His reaction when he understands Thanos flat-out killed him, and he's now Trapped in Another World. He gets this again when being held hostage by Shigaraki after getting plummet to near-death by Nomu. It's quite justified in such circumstances.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He has this with some of the students in U.A. High, mostly shown with Midoriya, Kirishima, and Iida.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Aside from his spider-like abilities, Peter includes his trademark web-shooters and the Iron Spider Armor in his arsenal. While the Iron Spider Armor is destroyed in the U.S.J. attack, Peter is still trying to have it repaired; while tinkering with a holo-projector and having blueprints scattering around his room in Chapter 12.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only is he The Ace in Class 1-A, but is also a Teen Genius in terms of engineering, physics, chemistry, and tactics in combat.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Ever since Peter became the top-ranking student in Class 1-A, Bakugo wasted no time provoking the former at nearly every turn in order to get him to fight seriously so the explosive teen can be seen as the top dog by beating the arachnid-hero at his best. When he successfully manage to fully piss Peter off by giving a Kick the Dog "The Reason You Suck" Speech before their one-to-one match, Bakugo couldn't even slow him down at all with any of his explosions as the arachnid-hero was able to dodge or endure them with no more than a few burns and Clothing Damage. He then gets thoroughly pummeled with a few broken ribs and a near-crippled arm, and could've been killed (or at the very least, maimed beyond repair) had it not been for All Might intervening at the last second.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil:
    • Justified. Being raised in a different culture where there's a strong aversion against bullying and abusive relationships, Peter's genuine confusion about Midoriya is the fact that the latter still treats Bakugo as a friend despite being bullied by the explosive teen since childhood.
    • On the subject above, Peter's entire view of Bakugo is full of this. Due to a combination of Culture Clash and his own Black and White Morality, Peter doesn't understand why the explosive teen gets so much leeway despite his anti-heroic behavior (e.g. Hair-Trigger Temper, excessive use of violence, and It's All About Me attitude) along with everyone else looking the other way. Considering Peter's own beliefs of a responsible Ideal Hero, and knowing the dire consequences of his own selfishness, he has a point. He even lampshades this to All Might in their private conversation in Chapter 24, and the latter agrees that some of Bakugo's beliefs are flawed.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He may be a friendly and polite guy to almost everyone he interacts with and can be a light-hearted joker at times, but Peter can be serious whenever the situation really calls for it.
    • A good example appears whenever he deals with Bakugo early on in the story. When the explosive teen angrily tries to interrogate Midoriya after witnessing the latter's Quirk usage, Peter was the only one (besides Aizawa) to intervene by pinning Bakugo to ground. Another one is when Bakugo gets up into his face after their classmates make the former the "butt of the jokes", Peter gives a polite but cold telling off, showing he isn't at all intimidated. Lastly, Peter manages to severely injured him, and was intending to prolong the fight in order to drive Bakugo into a Heroic BSoD.
  • Healing Factor: A minor but present case, Peter can heal faster than normal and when combined with Recovery Girl's own power, he can forget most of his injuries within an hour or so, maybe less. Somewhat averted later when his body and mind, overtaxed by insomnia and PTSD, all but shut down and he can barely heal at all.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Puberty hits him so hard he often blushes or stammers when talking to a pretty girl. And there are a lot of beauties attending his new school.
  • Humble Hero: While he does want to live up to the mantle of Iron Man, Peter takes it one step at a time since Homecoming. As in his own words, being "The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man".
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • Once the Iron Spider Armor is destroyed, both Todoroki and Bakugo believe they now have a chance against Peter in the U.A. Sports Festival. Oh, how wrong they were...
    • Since his abilities are a mutation, Eraser Head is unable to nullify his power (according to Word of God) and Monoma fails to copy his gifts when sneaking upon Peter.
    • In a serious manner, if you manage to get Peter to stop joking altogether, then be surprised on how powerful and cunning he can really be in his fight against Bakugo.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The "jerkass" part is downplayed, but Peter shows a surprisingly abrasive side of him when it comes to his criticism of Bakugo. While some of this is due to Culture Clashnote , Peter isn't wrong about Bakugo's antagonistic behavior being the opposite of heroic and is doubtful of the explosive teen's goal of becoming a hero.
  • Jerkass to One: It's both downplayed and justified with Bakugo. While Peter is friendly and supportive to everyone else in Class 1-A, he's cold and unsympathetic towards the explosive teen because of the latter's antagonistic behavior and doesn't believe Bakugo deserves to be in U.A. High. It goes From Bad to Worse when Peter believes (mistakenly) that Bakugo was willing to let him die by Shigaraki's hand in the U.S.J. incident, as he now views the explosive teen as someone undeserving of achieving victory over anything. After witnessing him going overboard to defeat Pony and receiving a Kick the Dog "The Reason You Suck" Speech, the arachnid-hero is now looking for payback in their one-to-one match.
  • The Leader: He can rival Midoriya in this field.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Peter's spider-powers let him move fast, hit hard, and take far more damage than he rightly should.
  • Logical Weakness: Two of them.
    • Peter is a very acrobatic and mobile fighter, with few being able to rival him in this field. During War of the Flags, he was intentionally put into the stationary "king" position in order to limit his movements and is later on halted from initially going further into the Blue Team's territory when Sero used his Tape Quirk to "net" most of the areas. In his one-to-one match against Shiozaki, Peter became initially overwhelmed by the latter's vines since they're fighting on a flat environment, and is only able to win by grabbing a broken pipe out of the ground to use as a makeshift weed-wacker and knocking over the oil lamps to burn away her defenses.
    • While the Spider-Sense can allow Peter to detect danger and react at near precognitive speeds, it can let things slip through if he doesn't think he's in danger, or if said danger is just as fast as him or much greater. A prime example happens in his tie-breaker match against Iida in Chapter 18.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Like in the MCU, Peter will excitedly geek out at the sight of amazing things; with how Todoroki could make snow cones, seeing Tetsutetsu turning into metal, and Iida blitzing him in their tie-breaker match.
  • Mortality Phobia: Justified. He already died once, and ever since the end of Infinity War, Peter is very fearful of dying again when he was being held hostage by Shigaraki.
  • Nice Guy: Peter is this almost to a fault. He's easygoing, polite, and friendly with almost everyone he interacts within the setting of MHA.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Combine with his enhanced senses and Spider-Sense, Peter can causally dodge attacks or projectiles of certain speeds coming his way.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Back in the MCU, Peter was a capable hero, but was heavily inexperienced compared to the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Dr. Strange, many of whom also had various powers and abilities that overshadowed his own. In Class 1-A, he's practically The Ace, having greater experience, a diverse power-set, and equipment that would allow him to already compete with high ranking Pro Heroes.
  • Not So Different:
    • While it hasn't been pointed out by anyone In-Universe, he and Midoriya couldn't be more similar to each other in their upbringing and heroic beliefs; it's no surprise that the two of them got along well as classmates, friends, and rivals after Chapter 11.
    • He's also this to All Might to an extent. The two are American-themed superheroes who look up to their respective mentors, belief in Passing the Torch, is popular amongst others for their strengths and kindness, and have an Unknown Rival with a fire-based Quirk (Endeavor to All Might and Bakugo to Spider-Man).
  • Older Than They Look: Peter is currently 17 after the 11 month time-skip, but he's able to pass himself off as a high school freshman.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Spider-Man is a Fighting Clown, which tends to piss off and annoy people to various degrees, and you can be assured he won't shut up, ever. So when Bakugo finally tramples his Berserk Button to point of non-return, seeing Peter utterly silent and focused completely freaks out All Might and Eraser Head.
  • Passing the Torch: Peter is the receiver and Tony Stark is the passer.
  • Pinball Protagonist: While Peter's accomplish a lot since his debut in the setting of MHA, he'll ultimately be Overshadowed by Awesome in the long run as Midoriya will still shape up to become the world's greatest hero.
  • Power Armor: He arrives in the MHA world with the Iron Spider Armor, which further enhances his abilities and provides him with spider-limbs that grant him greater mobility and additional attack options. It is destroyed by the Nomu during the U.S.J. attack.
  • The Protagonist: The titular foreign exchange student, who else?
  • Red Baron: He's known as the "The Ace of Class 1-A", and later the "Next All Might" after the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Red Herring: Both Eraser Head and Endeavor believe that Peter is connected to All Might due to their seemingly similar characteristics, power-sets, and achievements. When in reality, it's Midoriya who is connected to All Might despite being considered a "dead-last" in Class 1-A.
  • Shrinking Violet: The attention lavished on him for being the First-Year Phenomena stresses him, and he repeatedly wonders how Tony Stark handled the spotlight.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: His tie-breaker match against Iida in Chapter 18. The latter knows he wouldn't be able to beat the more skilled Peter Parker in hand-to-hand, so he plans to end the match in one quick move. But as Peter was thrown into the air, he manages to use his web-shooter at the last moment to pull his opponent out of bound first.
  • Smash the Symbol: In a karmic sense, Peter breaking Bakugo's entire arm (from the wrist to the shoulder) is this. Considering Bakugo's pride and self-esteem depending so much on his Quirk that having one of the sources of it (e.g. his hands) being nearly crippled by an Ideal Hero going through Unstoppable Rage makes this all the more ironic.
  • Spanner in the Works: On a meta-level sense, Peter's existence in the setting of MHA has created a divergence in the events that would've happened in the canon manga:
    • His position as The Ace in Class 1-A and being compared to All Might is the starting point for his classmates' motivation for improvement.
    • In the U.S.J. arc, his contribution is what allows Class 1-A to repel against the League of Villains on their own before the arrival of All Might, along with preventing the No.1 hero from having to burn through most of his Hour of Power in canon by killing Nomu. That said, being the only one who got critically injured also brings Class 1-A further in Character Development as well.
    • On an individual level, Peter also affects the lives of his fellow classmates.
      • For Pony, he's the first friend she made when moving to Japan; and not only she's able to speak Japanese more fluently than in canon; she also developed her Quirk further to the point of being able to fly (which she wasn't capable of doing until the Joint-Training arc) by the time of the U.A. Sports Festival, and made it to the final top 16 brackets of the U.A. Sports Festival.
      • Yaoyorozu becomes more aware of her initial flaws as a heroine-in-training after being partnered with Peter in the Battle Trial. After gaining much-needed battle experience in the U.S.J. attack, while also saving Peter's life by killing Nomu, and already going through a Heroic BSoD; she becomes more mentally fortitude by the time of U.A. Sports Festival.
      • While Bakugo is still fairly abrasive; he does acknowledge Peter as a Worthy Opponent to surpass, but hides his envy behind his usual Jerkass personality, along with a mix of Politically Incorrect Hero. He starts to simmer down after seeing Peter being critically injured in the U.S.J. arc, starting to ponder of his own flaws to better himself; and openly refer to Peter's last name rather than the usual nicknames.
      • For Midoriya, Peter serves as his Always Someone Better, whether it be a hero-in-training or as someone worthy of being compared to All Might. But on Peter's side, he sees Midoriya as a good friend, while also complementing the latter and gives gratitude when deserved. Through this newfound friendship and rivalry is what allows Midoriya to developed Full Cowl before meeting Gran Torino.
      • For Shinso, Peter was basically the first student with an ideal "combatant" Quirk to fully have faith in the former's abilities despite the "non-combatant" nature of the Gen.Ed student's "villain" Quirk. After the events of War of the Flags, Shinso gains more positive attention for the usefulness of his Quirk, and with Edgeshot planning to recruit the Gen.Ed student for an internship.
  • Spider-Sense: Like in the MCU, Peter demonstrated this at certain moments throughout the story. A notable example shows in his brief fight against the invisible Hagakure and Monoma during War of the Flags; where the invisible girl even asks if the arachnid-hero has eyes behind his head. Peter started thinking of a name for it in Chapter 19, which consist of either "Petercognition" or "Peter Tingle".
  • Stepford Smiler: What he basically is after being stranded in the setting of MHA. He temporarily sheds this "mask" when giving his freshman representative speech in the U.A. Sports Festival, allowing some characters to get a glimpse of his true personality.
  • Strong and Skilled: Peter has come a long way since Civil War, having much more experience as a hero, coupled with having the strength to effortlessly lift and crush multi-ton objects while using an acrobatic skill-based fighting style, makes him this by comparison to his classmates. Peter's Hero Sheet gives him a top 5/5 or A in Power, Speed, and Technique. The only way for him to still be considered Unskilled, but Strong is his PTSD, inexperience with his Spider-Sense, and his cultural naivety.
  • Super Speed: He can run beyond the human limit and has a 5/5 or A in Speed. A big example of his speed is outpacing his classmates in the marathon race of the U.A. Sports Festival and completed it while everyone else is only half-way across the track.
  • Super Strength: He's one of the physically strongest students in Class 1-A, having easily scored highest on the Grip Test in Aizawa's Quirk Assessment and is frequently compared to a mini-version of All Might. Peter's Hero Sheet states that he can lift and punch around the force of 25 tons, note  and that's only casually.
    • Want to know a true testament of his current strength? He was able to make All Might winced when the No.1 hero blocked a rage-fueled punch intending for an injured Bakugo.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: (See Red Herring above). Certain characters - such as Eraser Head and Endeavor - find him so similar to All Might that they are convinced that he's connected to him or secretly his pupil. When Todoroki brought this theory up to Midoriya in their private conversation, even the latter is becoming skeptic at the possible connection prior to meeting All Might.
  • Technobabble: Whenever Peter starts talking to Hatsume about technology, this tends to crop up.
  • Teen Genius: He developed his own web-shooters from scratch, and is very knowledgeable in the STEM field. With the exception of Yaoyorozu, he's the only student in Class 1-A with a top 5/5 or A in Intelligence.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Aside from the initial somber look, Midoriya also notices this about Peter as well. Midoriya describes this as "looking into a far off place, instead of the U.A. Sports Stadium".
  • Twofer Token Minority: Make it a Threefer. In comparison to his relatively adjusted, native Japanese classmates in Class 1-A; Peter is a foreigner in both a national and cosmic sense, along with a clear case of PTSD.
  • Training Montage: Peter basically has this during the same time Midoriya does in canon, though not quite in the same way. He does work out at Quirk-based gyms and such, but the main thing he's training is his ability to speak and write Japanese because he really just doesn't speak a lick of it.
  • Trauma Button: Thanks to his death during Infinity War from Thanos wiping out half of the universe, he tends to flinch when it comes to snapping fingers. Any mention of turning to dust also causes this reaction.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • Many of the potential up-and-coming students at the beginning of the U.A. Entrance Exam write off Peter as a non-threat due to him being an American foreigner. It's only after witnessing him utterly decimating the Faux-Villains during the practical portion of the entrance exam, that he becomes someone worthy of respect.
    • Justified in Todoroki's case. At the beginning of the U.A. Sports Festival, he believed that Peter wouldn't be that much of a threat due to only witnessing the latter's Fighting Clown attitude and usage of the Iron Spider Armor at the Entrance Exams and Hero Training. It's only after Peter achieving first place in the Obstacle Race while showing a more serious side is where Todoroki begrudgingly realized his mistake.
    • Like Todoroki above, Bakugo also believes that Peter wouldn't be as effective without the Iron Spider Armor, and is looking forward to wiping the floor with him in the U.A. Sports festival (since support gear isn't permitted without sufficient reasons), and similar to Todoroki, Bakugo made the mistake of underestimating Peter during War of the Flags, which put him in a bad spot for the rest of the team match. It finally gets to the point where Bakugo manages to push Peter into a berserk-like by giving a Kick the Dog The Reason You Suck speech and was outsmarted and beaten badly by a non-quipping arachnid-hero.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • When compared to those with superior physical strength (i.e. Nomu), Peter's own is underwhelming, but is able to make it up with his acrobatic style of fighting, Spider-Sense, and spider-based gadgets.
    • Another example is best shown when facing against Todoroki during the War of the Flags. While Todoroki's right-side is above Peter in terms of raw power, the arachnid-hero's greater experience, agility, and environmental advantage gave him the edge in their fight; with the former having to use his left-side out of desperation.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Gives one in his freshman representative speech, along with a mix of Despair Speech.
    Peter: There have been a lot of rumors about our year out there from the news, from within U.A. Whatever you heard, the truth is that we’re not here just for ourselves. Every one of us has a mentor that they look up to, a parent, or a friend. We’re here to make them proud, and to show that it wasn’t just favors or talents that got us here. U.A. has given us the chance to help everyone we can, to serve our communities and save others from danger and misfortune, and we’re not going to let any of you down. It’s our responsibility, our duty, to ensure that we rise to the occasion and surpass those who came before us. At least, that’s how many of us see it. Because for those of us to have gotten to this point, to this stage in our lives, sacrifices had to been made. Reality… is not what we want most of the time. It is easy to sail when winds and waters are kind. Life isn’t fair most of the time though. Sometimes the waters are uncontrollable. Sometimes the winds too hard, or none come at all and you’re stuck. The only thing you can do, is adapt, move forward, and survive. We all have a responsibility to those who came before us, the ones who we admire. We owe to them for helping us get here, and to not give it our all in living up to their ideals would be to let them down. That is what we must do in these rough times. Live up to the ideals of our idols. Surpass them, outdo them, go above and beyond. May the best thrive. Go beyond, Plus Ultra. Thank you very much.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Being bitten by a radioactive spider made him a mutate (NOT a mutant, since his powers don't have a genetic basis), but his abilities pass as a Quirk.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: He wouldn't be Spider-Man without being a wisecrack in battle.
    Kirishima: Stop jumping around and fight like a man Ace!
    Peter: Could I convince you to fight like a spider?

    Midoriya Izuku 

Midoriya Izuku - Deku

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Click here to see his hero costume 
Predictably enough, this kind, nerdy, and the righteous protagonist gets along very well with the kind, nerdy and righteous Peter Parker. Not much has yet to change for Midoriya in this story, save that he sees Peter as a good friend and another rival. Still, his work ethic and genuine compassion he shows people shines through.
  • Adaptational Badass: It's downplayed. While Midoriya still has the initial problem with using One For All, he quickly starts to adapt to its power after receiving a few pointers from Peter in Chapter 13.
  • Affectionate Nickname: After establishing their newfound friendship, he's mostly referred to as "Midori" by Peter.
  • All-Loving Hero: Regardless of his painful childhood, Midoriya continues to be a kind and supportive person, and doesn't hold grudges towards anyone.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • As per canon, Bakugo still beats him in a straight-up fight twice despite gaining One For All, the strongest Quirk in the series. The first time in the Battle Trials is justified, as Midoriya didn't know how to gauge the usage aside from 0 to 100%, and he didn't want to harm him despite being bullied, let alone kill the explosive teen by accident. The second time happens in the War of the Flags, and this after he Took a Level in Badass through Full Cowl and still lose to Bakugo despite the latter suffering from Worf Had A Flu.
    • It's played with in regards to Peter. On one hand, the arachnid-hero is more experienced, skillful, and is often compared to All Might despite having a less flasier "Quirk"; and this all the more adds up to Midoriya's low-self esteem. On the other hand, Midoriya will still become the world's greatest hero and after The Reveal in canon that he'll be able to use six more Quirks in addition to One For All's stock-piling power and self-transference, it's safe to say that he'll surpass Peter eventually.
  • Always Second Best: He has very little confidence and views himself as inferior to Peter, Bakugo, and Todoroki. In Peter's case, the fact that he's frequently compared to All Might and seen as a mini version of him adds to Midoriya's low-self esteem as both a hero-in-training and All Might's successor.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Like in canon, One For All is initially this. It allowed him to achieve some spectacular feats of strength, but at the cost of broken body parts. Part of the reason why was due to Midoriya's belief that One For All was a trump card, which caused his body to think of it the same way and was thus unable to adjust its power.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: This is Midoriya's usual ability aside from One For All. Two other examples of this show in his assessment Peter's somber attitude and funeral-like speech as a freshman representative in Chapter 14, and being able to predict the initial movements of the Blue Team in War of the Flags.
  • Badass Bookworm: Midoriya has one of the most powerful Quirks in the world and is known for filling out entire notebooks on Quirk usage, strengths, and weaknesses. He scores well on his tests and can punch out skyscraper-sized robots. All in all, he fits the bill well.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His go-to fighting style where he mostly relies on using fist-based hand-to-hand combat.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the things that earn Midoriya's respect for the arachnid-hero is the latter's kindness. Considering Midoriya's painful past of being "Quirkless", it's quite touching whenever Peter gives encouragement and/or gratitude.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the U.S.J. arc, he saves a badly-injured Peter from being held hostage by Shigaraki.
  • The Chosen One: He's chosen by All Might to inherit One For All and be his successor.
  • Combat Parkour: He does this in his fight against Todoroki, being able to outmaneuver the latter's ice spamming and able to land an attack, and both the former and Aizawa notice the similarities to Peter's fighting style whenever Midoriya leaps and follows with a diving kick.
  • Deuteragonist: While the story focuses on Peter's adjustment to the setting of MHA, Midoriya's role is still very important due to being All Might's chosen successor.
  • Ditto Fighter: After developing Full Cowl, Midoriya becomes this. With enough research, he can incorporate and adapt other's styles and techniques to his own fighting style. So far, he has done it to Peter.
  • Early Game Hell: Midoriya suffers from this, just like in canon, because every use of his Quirk basically blows up a part of his body. Seeing as he also was Quirkless for most of his life, he also embodies this trope in that he didn't have a superpower when almost literally everyone else did. Midoriya has taken his first major step out of this as of just before the Sports Festival, where Peter helps him figure out Full Cowl early.
  • Emotional Bruiser: He can punch out robots the size of skyscrapers Super Strength, and can't help himself when he feels the need for a good cry.
  • Expy: Like in canon, Horikoshi confirms that Midoriya's character is entirely based off of Spider-Man.
  • Foil:
    • He's one to Peter Parker, on an In-Universe and meta example. They are both nerdy, but kind teenagers who're aspires to become great heroes like their respective mentors. They both come from humble backgrounds, is close to a single motherly figure, and gain their powers through an accidental event. They're both socially awkward Genius Bruisers, but while Peter is a scientifically-minded Gadgeteer Genius, Midoriya is an analytical-minded Badass Bookworm. Likewise, Horikoshi stated that Midoriya's character and ideals are modeled after Spider-Man, but tend to be more emotional than him.
    • To Bakugo, and they pretty much serve as two sides of the same coin regarding heroism. They both idolized All Might and aspire to be a hero as great as him, but holds very different heroic ideals. For Midoriya, a hero always saves lives; for Bakugo, a hero always wins. Midoriya is shy and humble with a cool and calculating green to his attire, while Bakugo is outgoing (sometimes) and prideful with a warm and bright orange to his attire.
  • Foregone Conclusion: As it already needs more saying. He'll still become the world's greatest hero, and the story itself will show how he gets there despite Spider-Man being thrown into the mix.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Midoriya has this mutually with Peter. He may want to surpass the American boy, but unlike the other kids in his class that want to do so, he isn't a jerk about it.
  • Genius Bruiser: Before developing Full Cowl, Midoriya has managed to come through some tough spots through pure ingenuity, like in his battle against Bakugo in the Battle Trials and surviving against the League of Villains during U.S.J. incident. After gaining Peter's help with controlling One For All, he eventually developing his own techniques based on positional awareness and high mobility more than sheer brute force.
  • Glass Cannon: How he initially started out after gaining One For All. At 100%, his Quirk has insane power, but Midoriya can't use it or else he'll break the body part he uses it on. He could be seen as this to the logical extreme: in reality, a glass cannon would be destroyed after one shot. He starts to move away from this trope after developing Full Cowl but is still at a risk lapsing back into this.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: To the point of being an impostor syndrome-type Ambiguous Disorder? Then Midoriya definitely has this bad. It really doesn't help whenever someone compares Peter Parker to All Might, along with the added "mini version of the No.1 hero", since it adds up to Midoriya's low self-esteem.
  • Hero of Another Story: Since Peter's the main focus of the story, Midoriya also fits this to a T.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • While Midoriya is grateful for the arachnid-hero's acknowledgment and support, hearing the constant appraisal of Peter being compared to the No.1 hero himself despite his Boring, but Practical "Spider" Quirk, still brings discomfort to his inadequacy as All Might's successor and current torchbearer for One For All.
    • No matter how badly Bakugo treated him for all these years, Midoriya still sees him as a friend; and deep down inside, admires him as the image of victory.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: No one (aside from Todoroki) is suspecting him of being linked to All Might, due to Peter being coincidentally more of a fit for this.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • Averted in Midoriya's case, but Bakugo is convinced that the latter has been doing this their entire life and with a lot of reasons to think that. It is unheard of for people to develop Quirks as late as Midoriya did, while seemingly for him to attain new levels of control/power over it; which shouldn't be happening even if Midoriya had it for as long as Bakugo thinks he has, and Midoriya telling Bakugo odd things about his Quirk hasn't made the situation any better.
    • On a somewhat humorous note, his one-to-one match against Todoroki. The latter believes he'll be able to corner Midoriya by forcing him to use up his arms through One For All 100% by continuously spamming ice, only to be blindsided as he forgot about Delaware Smash since the Quirk Assessment Test. When Todoroki recomposes himself and continues to be confident that he'll win by making Midoriya used up his fingers, he starts to get overwhelmed by the latter's Lightning Bruiser fighting style and ends up on the defense.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Midoriya became this after developing One For All: Full Cowl, as he increases both his mobility and striking power to above-average levels, being able to make the tougher Bakugo stagger from hits. Its overall power output is less than when using one limb at full power, but he is able to fight without wrecking his body.
  • Logical Weakness: Two of them. Midoriya only received his Quirk later in life, thus using it is not at all "natural" to him and puts tremendous strain on his body, although he's working to alleviate that. Second and most importantly, his analytical skills are what often gets him ahead of his enemies, but that means he still needs some time to think. A sufficiently speedy opponent who can Speed Blitz him can deprive him of that advantage.
  • Nice Guy: Like in canon, he's this as well.
  • Not So Different: While it hasn't been pointed out by anyone In-Universe, he and Peter couldn't be more similar to each other in their upbringing and heroic beliefs; it's no surprise that the two of them got along well as classmates, friends, and rivals after Chapter 11.
  • Out of Focus: He doesn't get much of the spotlight early on in the story aside from minor recurring appearances or being viewed through the POV of others. After 11 chapters, Midoriya starts to gain more focus on his role in the story.
  • Passing the Torch: Midoriya is the receiver and All Might is the passer.
  • Super Strength: As the 9th bearer of One For All, Midoriya has this to the same degree as All Might and will eventually surpass him, but he can't control it well. He's able to use a downplayed version of this with "One For All: Full Cowl", which lets him use about 5% of One For All's power without straining himself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Unlike canon, Midoriya developed Full Cowl a few weeks before the U.A. Sports Festival.
    • One example of his growth is where he's able to hold his own against a weakened Bakugo for a short while during the War of the Flags.
    • In his one-to-one match against Todoroki, Midoriya was able to overwhelm the former and could've won in their fight if he didn't focus on being the Warrior Therapist. The best part? Midoriya still won the fight even after Todoroki used his left-side.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Zigzagged with Weak, but Skilled. As the holder of All Might's power, Midoriya has the greatest raw power out of all of his classmates; but since he's still learning to control it, it ravages his body every time he uses it. Unlike the other students, who can use their Quirks at will, he is limited to these explosive bursts of strength that leave him damaged; so he is forced to use his brain to develop strategies and only use his power in a creative and sparingly manner.
  • Warrior Therapist: During his match with Todoroki in the Sports Festival tournament, Midoriya intentionally backs his classmate into a corner while trying to get him to stop holding back his left-side. He's eventually able to break through to him, convincing Todoroki to accept that his left-side is his power alone and not his father's.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Zigzagged with Unskilled, but Strong. When using Full Cowl, the overall output at 5% is only marginally stronger than he was without using it, and Midoriya lacks the explosive power of a full-powered Smash. However, by increasing his overall power, even at a smaller percent, he is capable of fighting longer, is much faster as a result, and is capable of working in strategies better since he no longer needs to fear his limbs breaking. But if he's not careful with maintaining the output at a safe percentage to gradually build up for more, he'll revert back to his initial problem with his Quirk.

    Todoroki Shoto 

Todoroki Shoto

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Todoroki is mostly the same as in canon, save for the fact that he also acknowledges Peter as someone he needs to overcome if he wants to show his father that he doesn't need his Quirk. Unlike canon, he isn't almost immediately at the top of his class simply due to his raw power, because Peter already surpasses him there. His frustration seems to be growing greater with each passing POV we get from him.


  • Always Second Best: He finds himself falling behind Peter in class. This really frustrates him for a couple of reasons: First is that Peter's Fighting Clown nature irritates him, as he feels as though he's being treated like a lightweight not worth his opponent's time. The second is that he vowed to surpass his father without using his flame-half, and if he needs it to surpass Peter, he's failing in that promise.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He refuses his father's help regarding the upcoming Sports Festival partially out of spite for his abusive sire, partially because he's confident he can take the competition and come out on the top with half his power. Peter's performance in the first trial forces him to eat these words.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Unlike Eraser Head and his father, Todoroki is the first one to notice that its Midoriya who's connected to All Might instead of Peter. However, he does suspect of a possible connection between Peter and All Might, but he doesn't invest that much in it.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: He basically says this nearly word-by-word after his match against Midoriya, as Todoroki know realizes his Willfully Weak attitude could've got Peter killed during the U.S.J. incident.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: During his match with Midoriya at the Sports Festival, he's absolutely pissed when he mistakenly believes that his classmate pities him because he can't win with just his right-side alone, even though the latter knows why he refuses to use his left-side.
  • Foil: Just like Peter, Todoroki has a legacy weighing upon him. Unlike Peter, Todoroki hates the hero he's intended to succeed and refuses to give it his everything.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Todoroki swore he would never use his fire abilities to spite Endeavor. Unfortunately, Peter is so skilled an opponent that Todoroki unwittingly triggers his untapped power just to keep fighting the arachnid-hero, which explicitly distresses him a lot.
  • An Ice Person: The first half of his abilities that stem from his mother's Quirk. It's also the only side he is willing to use until Midoriya is able to convince him to start using his other half.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Like in canon, overusing his right-side will lower Todoroki's body temperature and makes his movements sluggish. This wouldn't be much of a problem unless he decides to fully use his left-side, thus neutralizing the drawback.
    • Due to being a Long-Range Fighter, he leaves a lot of openings if his opponents could Speed Blitz or break through his ice. Two examples are shown in his fight against Spider-Man in the Battle Trial and War of the Flags, and another one against Midoriya and Sato.
  • Long-Range Fighter: While Todoroki is physically capable of holding his own in combat, he mainly prefers to keep a certain distance from his opponent and use his right-side to freeze them solid. This ends up being a drawback if his opponent is able to avoid his ice or outright smash through it; with Peter, Midoriya, and Sato being prominent examples.
  • Not So Different: Much as he'd deny it, he does have a few similarities with his father. They both have a small habit of biting their lips to the point of drawing blood, and both get infuriated whenever they come out as second best to someone else.
  • Playing with Fire: The second half of his abilities that stem from his father's Quirk. He despises these powers and has vowed never to use them (aside from thawing his ice or warming himself from overusing his right-side). He ends up needing to use them in the second round of the Sports Festival, which explicitly causes him great distress and almost drives him to tears. He finally accepts that his fire abilities are his alone and not his father's during his match with Midoriya at the Sports festival.
  • Rejecting the Inheritance: This is basically Todoroki's initial motivation. Endeavor specifically bred Todoroki to have both his Quirk and his mother's to make an heir to surpass All Might and has been brutal with Todoroki to accomplish this. This has only caused Todoroki to reject Endeavor's Quirk, as he wants to spite his father by becoming the best without using his flames at all. This also means that he rejects any form of help that his father may give him, which ends up biting him in the ass when Peter takes first place in the Obstacle Race.
  • The Rival: He sees Peter and Midoriya as this. Peter because he's been losing to him since school started, and Midoriya because his Quirk looks almost identical to All Might's (unknown to him, that's mostly because it is).
  • Squishy Wizard: It's downplayed. He's by no means weak or unathletic, and is one of the strongest students in Class 1-A; but it's clear that he tends to rely more on the devastating, long-range power of his Quirk to the point of Crippling Overspecialization. A big example is whenever he fought against the more agile and skilled Spider-Man (first at the Battle Trials and then during the War of the Flags), Todoroki couldn't even touch him. This drawback gives Peter plenty of openings to get in close and land a knockout blow, forcing Todoroki to use his left-side to even stand a chance against the arachnid-hero.
  • Unknown Rival: Much like Bakugo, Peter doesn't see him as a rival at all and has no interest in competing to see who's the best, despite him gunning to surpass his classmate.
  • You Are Not My Father: He outright declares this in his private conversation with Midoriya, claiming to be no son of Endeavor, but a tool for the man's ambition.

    Bakugo Katsuki 

Bakugo Katsuki - King of Murderous Explosion

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Bakugo is every bit as loud, angry, and generally rude and assholish as he is in canon. Unlike canon, however, he doesn't get to claim being #1 in the entrance exams, thanks to Peter taking that spot which has set him off quite a bit and done nothing to endear him to Peter so far. Likewise, Bakugo's high temperamental and violent behavior completely repulse the kind-hearted Peter Parker and is the only one in Class 1-A who he doesn't like and is doubtful of the explosive teen's goal of being a hero.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Up to Eleven. He may have friends, but anyone who encounters his repulsive attitude, massive arrogance, and tripwire temper instantly despises him. If it wasn't for Peter being the "face" in Class 1-A, the unfortunate side effect of the explosive teen's personality would've fully turned everyone else against the class, as it would assume that they're all just as arrogant and obnoxious as Bakugo is.
  • The Ace: Like in canon, this is deconstructed. In the beginning, Bakugo was a skilled Quirk user who was good at just about anything he attempted, including having great grades. This, combined with him being praised by so many people for his luck and talent, meant Bakugo grew up knowing he was this — which made him into a massive jerkass who looked down on everyone else. He gets a bad wake-up call when he starts attending U.A. High, which is full of students who are just as talented and hardworking as he is, and his bad attitude from years of getting his ego inflated constantly gets in the way of his dream of being a real hero.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Much to Peter's confusion, Midoriya still calls Bakugo by the latter's childhood nickname, "Kacchan". Surprisingly, it's the one thing that Bakugo doesn't object to that.
  • Aggressive Categorism: His go-to insult/nickname for Peter is calling the foreign exchange student an "American", and therefore undeserving to attend U.A. High regardless of his power. Unlike most examples; it's more out of envy rather than prejudice. He drops this practice after the U.S.J. incident.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His usual strategy of initiating combat. This exchange between him and Todoroki sums it up perfectly:
    Todoroki: Do you even have a plan of attack?
    Bakugo: Yeah, Attack.
    • That being said, he is capable of fighting strategically if his initial method doesn't work.
  • Broken Base: An In-Universe example. In spite of his antagonistic and boorish personality, he is still repeatedly praised by everyone for his incredible talent and either think he's awesome (mostly everybody else) or are too scared of him (poor Midoriya), and only occasionally do people call him out or reprimand him for that behavior. Peter is an exception, having been raised in America's anti-bullying culture (and having been bullied himself) and doesn't believe Bakugo deserves to be at U.A. High.
  • Broken Hero: An Anti-Hero version. Bakugo completely loses his confidence and drive to move forward after his loss to Peter at the Sports Festival. He's so broken up that he briefly contemplates using his Quirk to kill himself before All Might shows up.
  • The Berserker: He's perpetually angry and temperamental, not to mention exceedingly reckless whenever he fights. He can't even clean his own house without raging.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • Having Midoriya beat him in the Battle Trials and going through an Hourglass Plot is a sore one for him.
    • Combined with Break the Badass in his one-to-one fight against Peter.
  • The Bully: At the start of the story. He's growing out of it.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Bakugo immediately antagonizes Peter, seeing him as a threat in his goal to be the #1 pro-hero and finding Peter's Fighting Clown attitude annoying, going further and further to try and provoke him. It is not until he excessively brutalizes Pony in their fight, insults Peter's beliefs and implies that his loved ones were not the heroes that Peter knew they were did Peter drop all quips and hand him his Karma Houdini Warranty in just two hits, nearly crippling Bakugo in the process.
  • Cunning Linguist: While not as fluent, he can speak the English language well enough to mock Peter early on in the story.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Bakugo's behavior isn't that shocking to Japanese readers due to the culture viewing school bullying as just another thing to deal with while growing up. To a Western audience; Bakugo's actions could range from being a jerk at best, to being outright villainous at the very worse.
  • The Determinator: Say what you will about his personality, but one of Bakugo's redeeming trait is his refusal to give up despite the odds.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Like in canon, he does this to Midoriya in the Battle Trials
    • At the start of War of the Flags, his initial move is to immediately go after Peter since he thinks the latter will be easy prey without the Iron Spider Armor. Not only was he completely wrong, but Bakugo also fell right into the trap set up for him because the Red Team predicted this kind of move before the start of the team match.
    • He thinks his fight against Pony would be a joke, and she nearly beats him with a surprise chokehold.
    • His final match against Peter is where he manages to provoke the latter into fighting seriously, and Bakugo is ecstatic that he'll finally be able to beat the arachnid-hero at his best. He ends up getting his ribs cracked, his wrist broken, arm and shoulder dislocated and having debris caught in the muscle sinews, and the brutal realization of Peter controlling the flow of the fight the entire time. Yeah... definitely one of his worst mistakes.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He absolutely loathes being pitied. Unfortunately, his mindset causes him to associate any form of genuine sympathy with being looked down on or being lied to just to make him feel better.
    • When Midoriya tries to tell him the truth about how he got his Quirk, he believes that his former friend is lying and looking down on him.
    • All Might tries to console him by telling him about when he lost his mentor and that he isn't the Invincible Hero everyone thinks he is. However, Bakugo's entire perception of All Might is the Invincible Hero who inspired him to be a hero who never loses. This leads to him calling All Might a liar and storming off.
  • Entitled Bastard: Like in canon, Bakugo starts off like this until his Character Development kicks in.
  • Everyone Has Standards: A prideful and selfish Jerkass he may be, but there are lines that he won't cross.
    • As much as Bakugo envies Peter for being there, seeing the arachnid-hero in near-death state getting taken hostage by Shigaraki is definitely unexpected.
    • He's not above the use of violence if it means achieving No.1, but like in canon, hearing about what Endeavor is willing to do his own family in order to achieve No.1 appalls him as well.
    • Even though he screams "DIE!" when fighting others, he doesn't like Peter's use of quipping when doing the same thing. As in his mind, Peter doesn't take things seriously as the #1 ranked student.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He's not evil, but Bakugo's selfish attitude makes it hard for him to understand simple altruism.
  • Foil:
    • To Peter Parker. They're both talented teenagers who aspire to become heroes, but while Peter believes the ideal of Comes Great Responsibility; Bakugo leans more toward the ideal of With Great Power Comes Great Perks. Peter lives in a financially small apartment with his aunt, but Bakugo lives in an upper-middle-class house with both of his parents. Peter sees Midoriya as a good friend who's worthy of being a hero, while Bakugo sees him as a weakling who's undeserving of being one. They also flip their own respective National Stereotypes, with Peter averting most of the Eagleland and Bakugo being the opposite of the Japanese Politeness.
    • To Midoriya. Like in canon, they both idolized All Might and aspire to be a hero as great as him, but hold very different heroic ideals. For Bakugo, a hero always wins; but for Midoriya, a hero always saves lives.
    • To Eugene "Flash" Thompson of the MCU. They both come from wealthy backgrounds and hold a rivalry against Peter Parker. Through their school peers, Flash is tolerated for his wealth, while Bakugo is popular for his natural talents. They're both introduced as The Bully to the respective protagonists, but while Flash is more of an annoyance in an academic sense, Bakugo is one of the traditional kind.
  • Genius Bruiser: What Bakugo is. In battle, he is extremely brutal, but in reality, he is exceptionally talented and smart. He's even labeled by Aizawa as a "genius berserker" thanks to being amazingly intelligent despite being a walking ball of nigh-endless anger issues.
  • Heroic BSoD: When his philosophy that heroes never lose and losers are worthless collides with the realization that Peter is in a totally different weight class than him, his sense of self-worth shatters.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: After his one-sided loss to Peter, this hits him hard. His sense of self-worth completely shatters and he mentally lashes out at how pathetic he views himself. He somehow manages to make Midoriya seem more confident and self-assured.
  • Hey, You!: Like in canon, he always calls others with a correlated nickname, and only refers to their actual name as a sign of respect.
  • Hot-Blooded: A somewhat less heroic version of this than usual, with both the positive and negative sides in the story.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Kinda, sorta-ish. While he certainly intended to rile Peter up with his insults before their match. Mocking the memory of the Avengers and heroes who died fighting Thanos wasn't something he actually intended to do. It's mostly this because Bakugo really doesn't know about Peter's past, so while he meant to get his opponent angry, he didn't mean to go that far.
  • Jerkass: Like in canon, is that so surprising?
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may have a personality of a "garbage fire", but Bakugo can make solid points at certain times.
    • He refuses to accept Shigaraki's proposal for a hostage exchange, as he correctly pegged the villain as a hardcore psychopath who will kill his hostage anyway for kicks.
  • Jerk Jock: What Peter sees Bakugo as, and he isn't really wrong.
  • Jerkass to One:
    • In general, he's a total prick towards everyone, but he's especially crass towards Midoriya, making him a Crueler to One example. It gets so bad, almost nobody likes him in-universe, even if they do admire his power — and one of the things that puzzle everybody, In-Universe and out, is Midoriya's unrelenting drive to continue to white-knight Bakugo as a former friend even if he's been mercilessly bullied for a decade and with Bakugo even telling Midoriya to kill himself (Which is considered to be an Early Installment Weirdness by Horikoshi in the canon manga).
    • It's justified with Peter Parker though since the latter's kindness and power-set make him the #1 ranked student in Class 1-A, which in turn, makes Bakugo ridden with envy of how inferior he is to the arachnid-hero. After the U.S.J. incident however, he stops his usual confrontations of superiority towards Peter and even starts to call the latter by his name rather than the usual nicknames.
  • Karma Houdini: How Peter sees Bakugo, after the first match against Midoriya. Bakugo fires off an explosion that would have killed Midoriya in their fight, and rather than being punished for using a move that he openly acknowledged before firing was lethal, he is instead told not to do it again and is later consoled by All Might over his loss against Midoriya.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: While he may have gotten off scot-free from his decade-long bullying of Midoriya and dodged the bullet in the Battle Trials for his near-lethal stunt, his humiliating loss at the hands of Peter Parker in the U.A. Sports Festival is this.
  • Kick the Dog: If telling Midoriya to kill himself was bad, then he definitely qualifies when claiming to Peter that real heroes always win or they're nothing more than just trash. While Bakugo may have a point in the winning part, he had not only (unintentionally) insulted everyone who Peter loves and lost since the end of Infinity War but even to the Pro Heroes as well; including All Might and his beloved mentor.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: If you believed that being in an Hourglass Plot with the classmate that Bakugo spends so long tormenting isn't enough, then getting an entire arm fractured in a Curb-Stomp Battle by a non-quipping Peter and having to be rescued again is a huge one for him.
  • Light 'em Up: His "Stun Grenade" technique can blind anyone who's facing the front of his palms, which gives Bakugo an opening for an attack.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The sheer power of his Quirk already gives him a strong set of offense and speed, coupled with his extraordinary reflexes makes Bakugo a big threat to most people in combat.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Like in canon, Bakugo's explosions depends on his body producing nitro-glycerin sweat, and ignite it through his palms. When he fell for the trap set up by the Red Team during War of the Flags, Bakugo's entire body and hands were drenched in baby powder (a natural absorbent for sweat), which prevented his Quirk from activating properly.
    • Another one is using bigger explosions than the safe amount that his body could handle will cause his arms to "cramp up" due to the recoil effect.
  • Might Makes Right:
    • His entire worldview on what makes a good hero is someone who's stronger than others and never loses no matter what. His loss against Peter shatters his confidence in his ability to even by a student at U.A., much less a hero.
    • He views All Might as the greatest hero due to him never losing. When All Might tries to console him by explaining his failure to save his mentor, Bakugo lashes out at him and accuses him of lying.
  • Misplaced Retribution: He does this to Peter early on in the story. Whenever Bakugo becomes the butt of all jokes in Class 1-A, he mainly directs his anger towards the arachnid-hero in a confrontation of superiority, even though Peter wasn't involved with the others. He no longer does this after the U.S.J. incident.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He's spent his whole life receiving praise and adoration thanks to his amazing Quirk and natural talent, so when someone more powerful and talented than him shows up, he struggles to cope with the fact that he's not the best anymore.
  • No True Scotsman: He accuses Peter (in his thoughts) of being ignorant of Japanese culture; while his own personality is ironically an antithesis to the real-life Japanese cultural values.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Want to know just how badly his defeat at Peter's hands broke him. When Midoriya tries to console him, Bakugo politely begs him to leave him alone. Repeat: Bakugo, without a shred of anger or rudeness, begs Midoriya to just leave him be.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Subverted. While Bakugo's disdainful use of calling Peter an "American" seems like this, it's clear that he's using it out of envy rather than prejudice. It becomes subverted further after the U.S.J. incident. However, he does call Pony a "Hafu"note  in their one-to-one match.
  • Selective Obliviousness: It's implied that he actually believes on some level that All Might is being honest with him about his Invincible Hero status being false and that he's lost before. However, combined with his defeat at Peter's hands already shaking up his confidence something terrible, he just can't bring himself to accept that his entire inspiration for why he wants to be a hero was all a misconception and that being a hero who never loses is nigh-impossible no matter what.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: That said, he wouldn't be himself without peppering his words with profanity. Peter ends up having to web Bakugo's mouth shut at the end of the War of the Flags.
  • Strong and Skilled: Bakugo's Quirk is powerful and capable of being used creatively. Combining this with his natural-born genius mind, he has no real weakness in fighting and can even give Peter a challenge. However, Bakugo can lapse into Unskilled, but Strong due his arrogance and temper as shown in the Battle Trials, War Of The Flags, and his one-to-one match against the arachnid-hero himself.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Not really evil, but he has this dynamic whenever the class has to do something. It's more apparent in the earlier chapters, but he sometimes suggests things that aren't hero-like.
  • Underestimating Badassery: It happens to rather often since people see his violent personality and assume that he's Dumb Muscle. Bakugo himself did this with Midoriya once, and later with Peter in War of the Flags. Since then, he's been very careful never to do it again, and as much as Peter Parker hates and sees Bakugo as a straight-up thug, he can't deny the explosive teen's drive to be the best and talented Quirk usage.
  • Unknown Rival: Despite him gunning to surpass Peter, the Class 1-A ace is more concerned with just passing his courses, making friends, and being a hero, so he barely registers as a blip on Spidey's radar outside of being a thug who only cares of victory.
  • The Worf Effect: You want to know how powerful Peter can be when he stops joking all together? Have Bakugo get his ass handed to him in just two hits and All Might to intervene before the fight goes further.
  • Worf Had the Flu: If he wasn't drenched in the baby powder, along with running low on stamina and "cramp up" arms from overusing his Quirk; Bakugo wouldn't have much trouble repelling Peter from getting back the golden band, nor in his brief scuffle with Midoriya during War of the Flags.
  • Worthy Opponent: More like "worthy obstacle", but it still fits. As much as Bakugo envies Peter for being The Ace in Class 1-A and the former's inability to deny such a fact, he believes it'll be only a matter of time of showing up the arachnid-hero eventually. It becomes more evident in Chapter 12, where Bakugo openly refer to Peter by the latter's last name rather than the usual nicknames.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Has a borderline belief of being the "main character", with everyone around him as either "Extras" or Red Shirts.
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    Yaoyorozu Momo 

Yaoyorozu Momo - Everything Hero, Creati

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An intellectual girl from a wealthy background who got into U.A. High through recommendations. She becomes Peter's teammate in the Hero and Villain exercise and also one of the students he fought alongside during the U.S.J. incident.


  • All Webbed Up: After learning the webbing formula from Peter, Yaoyorozu is capable of using it in creative ways. Two examples include web grenades in the Battle Trials, and a web rifle in the War of the Flags.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most well-endowed girls in Class 1-A, and a hero-in-training.
  • Brainy Brunette: She has jet-black hair, can create anything as long as she knows its chemical composition and shows the potential to be a trap-master.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Yaoyorozu's Quirk makes her this by default as she is able to make literally anything so long as she understands its chemical composition and how it works.
  • Heroic BSoD: Following the U.S.J. disaster, she's implied to have refused to rise from her bed for two days.
  • Logical Weakness: Given prep time, her Creation Quirk is a Swiss-Army Superpower that she can use to make equipment to fight any enemy. However, since she needs a bit of time to create anything more complex than simple tools, she can be easily beaten if her opponent can simply overwhelm her before she can use her Quirk, as Ibara shows during their match at the Sports Festival.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Her opinion of her Quirk. While she acknowledges that her Creation makes her an exceptionally versatile hero, she feels that being able to make tools is a bit lackluster when compared to some of her classmates such as Peter and Todoroki.
  • Projectile Webbing: By utilizing a paintball-rifle variant of Peter's web-shooters, she is able to shoot web balls to subdue Bakugo during War of the Flags.
  • Slut-Shaming: Shigaraki constantly refers to her as "the whore" and "the slut" for having large breasts and skimpy clothing.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the tallest girl in class 1A and Peter finds her so attractive that he thinks she makes Liz Allen look average by comparison.
  • These Hands Have Killed: She had to kill the Nomu in order to save Peter's life and is pretty freaked over it. All Might reluctantly admit that sometimes, villains just won't give the hero a chance to keep their conscience clean and walks her through the trauma.
  • Teen Genius: More so than Peter, and a justified example. Since Yaoyorozu's Quirk requires her to know the exact molecular formula of any object she wants to create, she needs to have great memory and analysis skills. This is made obvious as she has the highest grades of the entire Class of 1-A and an Intelligence Ranking of 6/5 or S.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Yaoyorozu does this, thanks to her getting paired with Peter early on. Not only does she learn his webbing's formula, but she also gets some much-needed battle experience to jump-start her growing level of skill that didn't start until much later in canon.
    Pony Tsunotori 

Pony Tsunotori

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The first friend his age Peter makes, meeting her in his classes in Japanese. She is an American like him, though from Texas rather than New York, and they bonded over learning the language.


  • Action Girl: A cute girl who's a hero-in-training, what else?
  • Adaptational Badass: Due to having the support from Peter, Pony trained her abilities to the point of being able to use the moves that she would've been capable of during the in canon Joint-Training arc. She even nearly defeats Bakugo of all people in one-on-one fight.
  • Adaptational Nationality: It's downplayed. Pony is still an American, but it's never specified in which state of the U.S. in canon. Here, she's specifically a native from Austin, Texas.
  • Ascended Extra: Is a minor recurring character in the original manga, but is a supporting character here.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Like in canon, she's half-Japanese and half-American.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She shows slight discomfort whenever Yaoyorozu interacts with Peter, and later sees the latter as a romantic rival.
  • Commonality Connection: She first bonds with Peter over their American Foreign Exchange Student status.
  • Cunning Linguist: Unlike canon, she's able to speak Japanese more fluently and while she still learns slang from Monoma, Pony is able to understand it better.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Pony has horse-styled legs and a pair of very large horns, but she is very cute and adorable.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: Like in canon, she has traits of these thanks to her Quirk.
  • Foreign-Language Tirade: Like in canon, Pony will switch to her native English language whenever she's upset or really determined.
  • Groin Attack: Gives this to Monoma from behind in Chapter 19.
  • Horn Attack: Like in canon, her Quirk is a variation on this. She can shoot her horns as projectiles as well as control them through telekinesis, and it'll instantly grow back after she uses them.
  • Flight: Is able to achieve this by shooting out her horns, and ride on them during the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Pony, along with Peter, is one of these.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is much shyer and withdrawn when Peter first meets her. She quickly comes out of her shell after she and Peter bond over their aspirations to become heroes.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She gains a crush on the kind and altruistic Peter Parker.
  • Skewed Priorities: Kendo worries about this being the case for Pony's motivation to train harder, as the former believes that the latter's feelings for the arachnid-hero are having too much of an effect.
  • Shadow Archetype: She ends up being this for canon!Uraraka, as her feelings for Peter skews her motivation as a heroine-in-training. While Uraraka puts her feelings aside to avoid distractions and achieve her dreams.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Since the story focuses on Peter instead of Midoriya, she basically serves as the "Uraraka Ochako" to the arachnid-hero. Being the first girl of the same age to meet the male protagonist, while also developing romantic feelings and has a very close relationship with her parents.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She developed her abilities further than in canon if replacing Uraraka in the final top 16 of the U.A. Sports Festival is any indication. A good example of her fighting abilities? She was able to nearly beat Bakugo in their one-to-one match.
    Hatsume Mei 

Hatsume Mei

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A student from the Support Department, who's rather passionate about engineering. Really passionate.


  • Attention Whore: Her behavior at the Sports Festival. Justified since she's trying to find sponsors for her upcoming Support career.
    "NOTICE ME COMPANIIIES!"
  • Gadgeteer Genius: More so than Peter, considering the number of her own gadgets being used in the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Geeky Turn-On: She openly drools over Peter's Iron Spider Armor, because its tech is so much more advanced than her usual. It almost verges on Cargo Ship.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a cute girl with a well-developed figure, and is a capable inventor in the Support Department.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's extremely self-absorbed and careless about people's feelings, but she did everything she could to reunite Peter with Karen. And she succeeded.
  • Large Ham: She's constantly screaming and promoting her "babies" at the Sports Festival.
  • Mad Scientist: Her gushing over inventions is so enthusiastic, she freaks Peter out.
  • Meaningful Echo: She unintentionally reminds Peter the suit doesn't make the hero when he starts losing his nerves over the Iron Spider's destruction.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's so excited when discussing Peter's suit, she becomes really handsy. Poor guy is about to faint from the proximity with her breasts.
  • Super Senses: Her Quirk gives her telescopic vision. She mainly uses it for precise engineering, but it comes in handy in the Sports Festival to spy on the other faction from the War of Flags.
  • Teen Genius: She's basically on par with Peter in this department, being a passionate support gear inventor and having high intellectual conversations with the arachnid-hero.
    Shinso Hitoshi 

Shinso Hitoshi

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A student from the General Studies Department. Initially, he couldn't attend the Heroics Department, due to his non-combatant Quirk. So he plans to make a good showing of his abilities in the U.A. Sports Festival to be eligible for a transfer, and grows to respect Peter for the trust placed on him during War of the Flags.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In canon, he develops a Friendly Rivalry with Midoriya after their one-to-one match. Here, they're little more than acquaintances.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Like in canon, Shinso's supposed "villain" Quirk made him a bit of an outcast while growing up, and being ineligible to initially attend the Heroics Department for said Quirk's non-combatant nature in the practical exam, didn't really help his position. That said, he respects Peter for the faith placed in the former's abilities during "War of the Flags", along with the added praise from their teammates for proving instrumental in bringing the Red Team to a tie.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For the Red Team, as he managed to steal a flag and in-extremis brought the score to a tie. His teammates accordingly show gratitude, which he wasn't expecting.
  • Compelling Voice: His Quirk in a nutshell. It was used subtly during the War of the Flags, and played a great role for the Red Team to end the match in a tie.
  • Creepy Good: A mild case. He somewhat has a disheveled appearance, coupled with a cynical loner personality and a Quirk called "Brainwash", but he's firmly committed to using his power as a hero and not for malicious purposes.
  • Didn't See That Coming: To his surprise when Peter reveals why the latter trusted him at the end of War of the Flags, along with the added praise from their teammates for his important contribution to the Red Team.
  • Logical Weakness: His Quirk cannot be activated if his opponent doesn't answer to him. He gets around the problem through trash-talking, but it's not guaranteed that the other guy is going to rise at the bait.
  • Mind Manipulation: The very nature of his Quirk.
  • Never Heard That One Before: He has this moment at the end of War of the Flags in Chapter 18. When he asks Peter why the latter placed so much faith in him despite not knowing the former's abilities; Peter merely stated it's because he trusted his gut, along with the fact that Shinso is his teammate with a goal in mind. This revelation genuinely surprised Shinso, along with everyone else giving him the lion's share of credit for bringing the Red Team to a tie against the Blue Team. Considering all he heard and been told about his "villain" Quirk since growing up, it's rather heartwarming.
  • Stealth Expert: Near the end of War of the Flags, Shinso was able to steal the flag without alerting the Blue Team. It's also justified considering the non-combatant nature of his Quirk, and his plan to use it subtly.
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UA Faculty

    Eraser Head 

Aizawa Shota - Erasure Hero, Erasure Head

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Erasure Hero

The homeroom teacher of Class 1-A. Aizawa is a no-nonsense type of individual who at least initially takes a disliking to Peter for his seemingly laid-back attitude and thinks the latter is not taking his work seriously. He is currently still evaluating and trying to work out why there are so many odd holes in Peter's backstory. Recently, he seems to be slowly coming to realize Peter is indeed serious about being a hero.


  • Anti-Magic: His Quirk gives him the ability to nullify the Quirk abilities of others.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Peter's Fighting Clown attitude pisses him off and he would like for the teen to show himself more focused. When Peter throws his entire potential into his fight against Bakugo, Shota quickly realizes the teen actually intends to seriously hurt his opponent.
  • Berserk Button: He seems to have a hatred for people who don't take heroics seriously, if expelling an entire previous class on Day One for taking it easy is anything to go by. He instantly dislikes Peter because of how much of a Fighting Clown he is. It's likely that the only reason he didn't expel him on the spot was because he has too much potential to be wasted.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Even after pointing out to All Might about the obvious similarities of him to Peter Parker, the No.1 hero can only express further confusion, leading Aizawa to believe that he's playing dumb.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: It's justified, but also downplayed. Due to his own experiences in the hero field and dealing with arrogant up-and-coming students, it's no surprise that Aizawa believes Peter is being "lazy" due to the latter's Fighting Clown attitude but doesn't know about the true circumstances. Once Peter reveals a more serious side of himself during the U.A. Sports Festival, Aizawa starts to reevaluate his initial views on the arachnid-hero.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may be a Sink-or-Swim Mentor with high expectations, but he isn't wrong about Peter's Fighting Clown attitude being a hindrance. While Peter has justifiable and sympathetic reasons for doing so, it also proves to be a "double-edged sword", as shown in his performance during War of the Flags and tie-breaker match against Iida.
  • Ninja: Basically Aizawa's fighting style.
  • Power Nullifier: Aizawa's Quirk allows him to cancel out his opponents' own Quirks while dismantling them with his fighting skills. There are some exceptions with heteromorphic Quirk types and Peter Parker (who doesn't actually have a Quirk), but on the whole, he can erase most Quirks.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As much as he justifiably dislikes Peter's Fighting Clown attitude and is somewhat biased in his teachings, he does admit that the arachnid-hero is full of potential to be let waste. Aizawa only hopes that Peter would stop being so free-spirited and focus on his hero studies entirely.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He correctly deducts that All Might has a favorable eye on one of the students in Class 1-A, but thinks it's Peter due to the obvious similarities, and was surprised that Midoriya is mentioned instead.
  • Spotting the Thread: He can't help but to find it extremely weird that Parker isn't attending an American school, and his relation to Mt. Lady is on the flimsy side for proof.
    All Might 

Yagi Toshinori - The Symbol of Peace, All Might

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The Symbol of Peace
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THE hero of the My Hero Academia world, All Might is now teaching at U.A. Not much has occurred differently than from canon, although several characters suspect that Peter is connected to him due to their similar record-breaking feats and similar abilities. Thus far, he himself is oblivious to these rumors.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He was the only one to notice that something wrong was about to happen before the start the one-to-one match between Peter and Bakugo.
  • Big Good: He is absolutely this to the world at large. He's not called "The Symbol of Peace" for nothing, after all.
  • Broken Pedestal: Willingly self-inflicted, when he tries to explain to Bakugo that no, he's not and never was an Invincible Hero. Katsuki doesn't take it well.
  • Brutal Honesty: He gives a gentle, but straightforward confirmation to a remorseful Peter in Chapter 24.
  • Cool Teacher: When the U.S.J. training session ended up even more traumatizing than canon, he personally visited every and each student involved to reassure them.
  • Expy: As Peter notes, All Might is basically a more charismatic Captain America, but with the strength of The Hulk.
  • Hope Bringer: As long as the Symbol of Peace holds firm, people won't cease believing in evil's defeat. More low-key, he does his best to comfort his students and bring their spirit up.
  • Invincible Hero: Subverted. He comes across as this to the world at large, but he's actually had his fair share of failings and has been unable to save people before, including his mentor.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All Might fits this to a T, and is quite possibly the most powerful version of it in the MHA world.
  • Not So Different: After hearing Peter talking about Iron Man, he wistfully remembers how much he looked up to his own mentor Shimura Nana. In their private conversation at the end of the U.A. Sports Festival, he also notes the comparisons further by seeing the expression on Peter's eyes being similar to his own due to their respective tragedies.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he understands Peter is currently suffering Tranquil Fury regarding Bakugo, leading him to ask for annulling the bout unless the whole nation sees a student coldly maiming another one.
  • Papa Wolf: He's infuriated by the U.S.J. training's villain assault, more so when he witnesses how upset it made the students.
  • Passing the Torch: He entrusted his Quirk to Midoriya. He also discusses this with Peter, assuring the teen that one day, Spider-Man will inspire someone just like Peter was inspired by Iron Man.
  • Super Strength: He's the strongest hero in the My Hero Academia world, with Peter even comparing him to the Hulk. According to the re-activated Karen, he's potentially stronger than Thor, though it's worth noting that she bases this off what was witnessed of him prior to Ragnarok, so how he measures to post-Infinity War Thor is left in the air.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Discussed with Yaoyorozu. He tells her after she kills the Nomu and suffers trauma because of it that sometimes it's impossible to avoid killing a villain when innocent lives are on the line or when they refuse to surrender peacefully. The only reason he's been able to adhere to this for so long is something he chalks up to really good luck.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: No matter how many times Peter feels unworthy to be a hero, All Might tells him he earned the right to be one.
    Midnight 

Kayama Nemuri - 18+ Only Heroine, Midnight

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18+ Only Heroine

One of the teachers at UA and friend to Takeyama Yu, she is also the presenter during the Sports Festival.


  • Logical Weakness: Her Stripperiffic costume doesn't protect her from weather hazards — when Todoroki unleashes his ice, she's flat-out shivering.
  • The Mentor: Apparently, she was this for Mt. Lady when the young heroine needed an internship. Yu refuses to talk about it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Midnight is literally the heroine-embodiment of this.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She's the experienced teacher to Mt. Lady's freshly graduated newbie.
  • Vulgar Humor: Midnight makes several jokes/comments like this during the Sports Festival as its presenter that no one does more than blush on, save for Tokoyami who actually calls her out on it.

Pro Heroes

    Mt. Lady 

Takeyama Yu - Mt. Lady

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Mt. Lady

At the beginning of the story, Peter tries to intervene in the giant fight Takeyama was involved in, only to smash into her and fall unconscious. He later reveals his backstory to her, a police officer and a manga artist with a very convenient memory-reading Quirk, and she feels it is her duty to take care of the boy, so she adopts him through some less than legal means.


  • Ascended Extra: She's given more depth and affiliation with the overall story, thanks to being Peter's guardian.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: It's hinted she considers her Gigantification Quirk as this. She's noticeably envious when Peter reveals Ant-Man's more flexible size-shifting, and her talking about kids thrown onto the streets for troublesome powers rings a mite personal.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Peter, who's her ward and sort-of pupil. The minute she hears about the U.S.J. incident and what happened to Peter, she immediately rushes to his side.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Spider-Man introduced himself to her by flying into her butt. He was very flustered about it, but she laughed it off.
  • Cute Giant: Takeyama has a niche fanbase because she is this, though in a slightly more... provocative fashion.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's heavily implied that she went through a Department of Child Disservices after her parents abandoned her due to her troublesome Quirk.
  • Giant Woman: Takeyama's Quirk allows her to become this.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: For all her flaws, Takeyama is a Hero who tries her best to help people.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a Glory Seeker who isn't ashamed to use her status and looks to get her way, but she truly cares for Peter and wants to help him simply because it's the right thing to do.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She actively plays this up for her fanbase.
  • Parental Abandonment: Was disowned by her own parents because of the destructive nature of her Quirk, and this experience is what drives her to take care of the lost Peter Parker.
  • Parents as People: Guardian variation. Her genuine desire to help a traumatized teen doesn't mean she has the qualifications for it, and she often finds herself floundering. To her credit, she doesn't stop trying.
  • Power Incontinence: Like in canon, she can potentially cause unwanted property damage if she isn't careful with her Quirk, which doesn't also help her Destructive Savior tendencies. On a tearjerker note, this problem caused her parents to abandon her when she was younger.
  • Statuesque Stunner: By default, her Quirk makes her this.
  • Trash of the Titans: She calls the mess inside her flat "organized chaos". Peter really disagrees with the organized part.
  • What You Are in the Dark: She had the opportunity to walk away from the inter-dimensional traveler and his problems, but she knew she would never forget she had failed a teenager needing help, even if she had attained the fame and glory she covets so much.
  • You Remind Me of X: The reason why she's so determined to help Peter? She acutely remembers being in his shoes.
    Endeavor 

Todoroki Enji - Flame Hero, Endeavor

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Flame Hero

The No. 2 hero who strives to surpass All Might through his son. He's taken a strong dislike towards Peter for his accomplishments surpassing his own blood and for his many similarities to All Might.


  • Abusive Parents: He openly states that he "created" his son specifically for the purpose of surpassing All Might, and sees him as nothing more than a tool to satisfy his own ambitions.
  • Always Second Best: He's always been behind All Might when it comes to being a hero, which led to him conceiving Todoroki specifically to surpass him.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Todoroki despairs after using his flames out of instinct in the Sports Festival, knowing Endeavor surely relishes the sight of his son and appointed successor finally using the Quirk he gave him.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: He knows All Might is training his own successor in the current crop of U.A. students, but Peter Parker's nationality, personality, and power-set lead him to point at the wrong kid.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He won't entertain the possibility of a divorce, even as a motivational threat for his son. Since his wife is currently in the asylum and without resources, she would probably wind up destitute if Endeavor decided to cut off support for her.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's pissed about Peter stealing his own son's thunder for two reasons: first, Parker is a good-for-nothing American, and second, his "Spider" Quirk is a heteromorphic (well, it's actually not a Quirk at all, but he doesn't know that) one so it's obviously inferior to elemental firepower.
  • Graceful Loser: He's actually okay with Todoroki not winning the Sport Festival, seeing that as the acceptable price for his intended successor finally embracing his whole potential.
  • History Repeats: Seeing his son repeatedly try and fail to surpass an American prodigy very much stresses him. Once is happenstance, twice is the beginning to a pattern, and Endeavor hates second place, even by proxy.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He warns Todoroki the upcoming Sport Festival is not something you can wing on, and that some preparation is needed in order to avoid bad surprises. Todoroki refuses to listen out of spite, but seeing Peter's outstanding performance in the first trial makes him realize Endeavor wasn't wrong about it.
  • Playing with Fire: His powers revolve around these abilities, and he's trying to get his son to embrace this side of his Quirk as well.
  • Villain Respect: Downplayed as he's only a jackass. He grudgingly feels a modicum of gratitude towards Midoriya and Parker for getting Shoto to use his fire abilities out of desperation.
    Edgeshot 

Kamihara Shinya - Ninja Hero, Edgeshot

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Ninja Hero

One of the Top Ten heroes who keep a close eye on the rising next generation.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Appears in Chapter 18 to give a Pro Hero's opinion regarding the UA Sports Festival.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Like Gang Orca, Edgeshot also spot the strengths and weakness of the teams in the War of the Flags. And unlike Eraser Head, he was able to somewhat see-through Peter's Fighting Clown attitude.
  • Fan of the Underdog: He's very appreciative towards Shinso's performance at the Sports Festival and outright wonders why UA lets such potential slip between the cracks.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: That's in his title, for goodness' sake.
  • The Mentor: He offers an internship to Peter, so he's ready to be this.
  • Popularity Power: Edgeshot is aware of the importance of good PR. That's one of his reasons for offering to mentor a young prodigy often compared to All Might.
  • Stealth Expert: Apparently, since he confesses being interested in Shinso - who managed to steal a flag under everyone's noses into the War of the Flags - and Hagakure - who's invisible.
  • Spotting the Thread: He noticed something a bit off about Peter's "Spider" Quirk in Chapter 18. While the arachnid-hero's "Quirk" is label as a Heteromorphic-Type, it's rather unheard for a spider being able to react against attacks from blind spots; but Edgeshot doesn't ponder about it further than the theory of simple talent.
    Gang Orca 

Sakatama Kugo - Gang Orca

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A very animalistic Pro Hero who's more serious and gentle than everyone would believe.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Appears in Chapter 18 to give a Pro Hero's opinion regarding the UA sports festival.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He fastidiously points out every team's strengths and weakness in the War of Flags.
  • Creepy Good: He's not enjoying his status as a villainous-looking hero.
  • Face of a Thug: Edgeshot reflects his rank as the "third most villainous-looking hero" isn't really without basis.
  • Fan of the Underdog: Blatantly deplores Shinso being placed into the General Ed course and hopes UA top brass will see sense and transfer the boy into Hero course.
  • Stern Teacher: Extremely critical towards the crop of aspirant heroes. Edgeshot gently reminds him they're only First Years and have someplace for improvement.

Villains

    All For One 

All For One

The mastermind behind the League of Villains and the mentor of Shigaraki Tomura.
    Shigaraki Tomura 

Shigaraki Tomura

The apprentice of All For One and the villain who led the attack on the USJ.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's constantly Slut-Shaming Yaoyorozu for having large breasts and skimpy clothing, which means he's degrading a fifteen-year-old girl with lovely names such as "whore".
  • Sadist: Minus the morality system and goodwill of the garden variety.
  • Sore Loser: His reaction to Class 1-A managing to fight his attack off was less than graceful.
    Nomu 

Nomu

A powerful Artificial Human designed to kill All Might at the USJ. It was killed by Momo by shoving a thermite charge down its throat.
  • Death by Adaptation: Instead of being captured by UA in order to be studied, Momo outright blows its head off.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: By forcing Yaoyorozu to kill, it forces her to mature much earlier than canon.

Others

    Fukuda Botan 

Fukuda Botan

  • Friend on the Force: He's the one who helped Mt. Lady to secure Peter's guardianship and enrollment into UA.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Botan is Japanese for a peony, and floral names tend to be feminine, so yeah...
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's very understanding towards a freaked out, illegally immigrated vigilante (and that's without the buttload of extenuating circumstances).
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In spite of physically appearing in the first chapter only, Fukuda encouraged Peter to legally pursue a career in Heroics, so you could say he gave The Protagonist his main drive.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Tells Peter he already has the character to become a Hero, and Fukuda can't wait for the day he will tell his son how he met the great hero Spider-Man.
    Araki Hyu 

Araki Hyu

  • Creative Sterility: He only accepted to get a look at Peter because he was hunting for inspiration. Following his seance, he had enough material to start a brand-new manga.
  • Dream Walker: Memory variant - Araki can relive someone's memory. This is how they learn about Peter's past and the existence of alternate universes.
  • Expy: A living homage to Gregory House and Rohan Kishibe.
  • Innocently Insensitive: After getting a peek at Peter's memory, he uses it as inspiration for a manga. The teen couldn't manage to read further than the first issue, it hit too close from his issues.
  • Pet the Dog: Outright commands Fukuda to spare Peter the cafeteria's slop — the poor kid just lost his entire universe, he deserves something nice!
  • Psychic Glimpse of Death: Since he visioned Peter's memory of being dusted. It managed to really impress him.
  • Retired Badass: A former police officer who's still well-respected among the force.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: When Mt. Lady marvels at his grumpiness, Fukuda confesses he's actually much worse.
    Iron Man 

Anthony "Tony" Edward Stark, The Iron Man

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The mentor for Peter Parker and The Hero of the MCU. Despite not being present in the story physically, his memory drives Peter forward to be the best hero he can possibly be.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Karen notes he integrated many plans and contigences within her programming - one of these being the Ultron Safeguard.
  • Foil: Since Peter is often compared to All Might, Tony naturally parallels Shimura Nana. Both were The Mentor and still are a towering influence in their mentees' lives in spite of irreversible separation. However, while Shimura is a superhuman given the power of One For All, Iron Man is an ordinary human who built his armor and tools to save people. Not to mention that Shimura was almost a complete unknown when she died while Iron Man was one of the world's most renowned heroes.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: His Iron Spider design outright stumps Power Loader - himself not a flake regarding engineering - and almost gives Hatsume a geekgasm.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: For his importance regarding The Protagonist's backstory and driving ambition.
  • Killed Offscreen: Given that this isn't the one timeline where Thanos loses, it's basically a sure thing that all the superheroes got killed off while fighting the Mad Titan or trying to undo the mass killing, if some managed to make it that far in the first place.
  • The Hero: Definitely this for the MCU.
  • The Mentor: What he was for Peter.
  • Passing the Torch: He trusted Spider-Man to surpass him as a hero. Peter himself doubts his worthiness, but many people in the Quirkverse assure him that Tony picked the right student.
  • Present Absence: Still a huge influence on Peter for truly kick-starting and later nurturing his heroic leanings. One of Spider-Man's motivations is honoring him by becoming even better of a hero.
  • The Social Expert: Peter finds himself pining after his advice and confidence when thrust into the position of The Ace, which means people admiring him.
  • What Would X Do?: Since being the First Year Phenom threw Peter into the spotlight, he often tries to mimic Tony's public confidence.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Done by proxy. All Might reassures Peter he has everything he needs to become a great hero, otherwise Iron Man wouldn't have picked him to be his successor.
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