A flamboyant boy who seems to enjoy French culture. His Quirk, "Navel Laser", allows him to shoot a powerful laser from his navel. But using it for more than a second can cause stomach cramps or even make it cave in on itself.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His flashy and powerful Quirk can leak out if he ever stops wearing his special support belt. He also has to moderate his usage of his Quirk, lest he crumple his own stomach from the strain.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's one of the people watching Midoriya fight the zero-pointer during the U.A. Entrance Exam.
- Gratuitous French: He remarks, "Très bien!"note while watching Midoriya battle the robots.
- Heroic RRoD: Overusing his stomach can cause his stomach to cramp up or even crumple in on itself.
- Hero-Worshipper: His favorite Hero(es) are the three Crimson Foxes for being fabulous.
- Light 'em Up: He can fire sparkling lasers from his navel.
- Mistaken for Gay: In chapter 14, Jirou briefly thinks that Aoyama might be gay when the class is discussing Midoriya's Power Perversion Potential, but she quickly decides that he's just a weirdo. Or European.
An energetic girl with both a genetic mutation and a Quirk. She hops between both lines before being tugged into the Quirk line by Kirishima. Her Quirk, "Combo Breaker", allows her to greatly increase the force of her kicks with every consecutive kick she lands in quick succession, but overuse can potentially break her legs. Her genetic mutation allows her to emit corrosive liquids from her body at will. She can manipulate the viscosity and potency of her acid. This also has the side effect of turning her skin pink and her sclera black.
- Adaptational Badass: She has a genetic mutation in addition to her Quirk.
- Adaptation Expansion: Kirishima and Ashido's shared history seems to be getting referenced earlier than in canon.
- Adaptational Modesty: Inverted. Her costume is mostly the same as it was in canon, but now her body suit only goes down to the halfway point of her thighs and leaves a gap of skin before her Boots of Toughness at her knees.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: Her Quirk is her Double Jump-like ability while her canon acid ability is now a genetic mutation.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: A side effect of her mutation is that it turns her skin pink.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Shooting acid isn't the most heroic power around, but she's still in the Hero Course.
- Boots of Toughness: Has silver ones with purple flames as a part of her costume.
- Childhood Friend: She knows Kirishima from middle school, helping him deflect questions about his sudden change in hairstyle.
- Combo Platter Powers: Her Quirk, "Combo Breaker", grants increasing amounts of Super Strength with every consecutive kick she lands. Her mutation grants her canon ability to produce acid and manipulate its pH and viscosity.
- Commonality Connection: She quickly makes friends with Midoriya when they're grouped together in the Alien Studies class. It helps that she's also a fan of some alien heroes like Starfire.
- Cute Monster Girl: She's a fun-loving, attractive humanoid whose mother was mutated by an unusual burst of space energy.
- Double Jump: Ashido's Quirk lets her kick off the air to extend her jumping distance.
- Dynamic Entry: She and Yaoyorozu make their way to the top of the building where the bomb is located by kicking clay pigeons through each individual floor, punching massive holes until she reaches the top.Ashido: Special delivery!
- Early-Bird Cameo: She is first seen bouncing between both the Quirk and mutation lines before being yanked back into the Quirk line. She also appears on the top ten rankings posted at the end of the U.A. Entrance Exam, reaching 9th with 42 Villain Points and 38 Rescue Points for a total of 80 points.
- Extremity Extremist: Thanks to her Quirk, Ashido mainly fights with her legs in this story.
- Freak Lab Accident: She was mutated into her current form when a vial of chemicals fell on her after her field trip became the battlefield for Firestorm and the villain Naiad. She's taken it in stride and doesn't mind her new appearance in the slightest.
- Gathering Steam: Her Quirk "Combo Breaker", makes her kicks become more powerful each time she lands a hit with them.
- Genki Girl: She's always bright and full of energy.
- Goomba Stomp: Her Quirk allows her to float in the air for a short period, using it to jump great distances before coming down with a resounding crash that leaves a crater.
- Gyaru Girl: She was this prior to her mutation, having deeply tan skin, no horns, and normal eyes.
- Hero-Worshipper: She's a fan of alien heroes, with her favorite being Starfire.
- Hollywood Acid: Her genetic mutation gives her this ability and allows her to manipulate its pH and viscosity.
- Horned Humanoid: She has two yellow, antennae-like horns growing from her head.
- Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: Her mask in this story is one of these, though it gives her green eyes instead of the traditional white.
- Kick Chick: Her Quirk, "Combo Breaker", lets her greatly increase the force of her kicks with each consecutive hit she lands in rapid succession. Overuse will break her legs, but there aren't many things that can withstand that level of power.
- Luminescent Blush: Has one in chapter 18 when Kirishima asks her to help him get stronger.
- Meaningful Name: Her surname sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of "Acid", reflecting the power her mutation gives her.
- The "Ashi" in "Ashido" can also be translated to "Feet", which references how "Combo Breaker" makes her an Extremity Extremist.
- One Degree of Separation: Ashido's mutation happened because of Naiad, a member of Firestorm's-Midoriya's dad's-Rogues Gallery.
- Required Secondary Powers: She's resistant to the effects of the acid she produces, but it still turns her skin pink.
- She's Got Legs: As per Horikoshi's own narration, she has "healthy" thighs.
- Ship Tease: Gets a lot of this with Kirishima.
- Super Strength: Can achieve this after just a few kicks with her Quirk.
- Technicolor Eyes: The sclera of her eyes are black because of her mutation.
- You Are Not Alone: In the aftermath of the USJ Incident, she refuses to leave Kirishima alone while he's blaming himself for Midoriya almost dying.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is naturally pink.
A frog-like girl who takes the U.A. Entrance Exam. Her Metahuman ability gives her the ability to "do whatever a frog can", giving her powerful hind legs, a prehensile tongue, and other froggy traits.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: Her abilities are ascribed to a Metahuman ability rather than a Quirk in this story. On a larger scale, her entire family apparently has Quirks that give them scorpion-like bodies.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Her powers are based on that of a frogs, hence the phrase "does whatever a frog can" in her home series.
- Brutal Honesty: Tsuyu speaks her mind freely, pointing out the obvious ineptitude of her classmates without a hint of sugarcoating to soften the blow.
- Deadpan Snarker: Tsuyu tends to make sly cracks at people and bluntly speaks her mind in her usual semi-casual tone.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She's briefly seen trying to take down a two-point robot with her tongue to no avail, prompting Tenya to help her after being inspired by Midoriya. She ends up having the 7th highest score on the practical portion of the exam, with 47 Villain Points and 40 Rescue Points for a total of 87 points.
- First-Name Basis: Insists people call her by her first name, Tsuyu, and add "chan" to it. Humorously enough, after it's first brought up, the narration, which had been using her last name, immediately switches to using her first name.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has frog-like flippers on her feet, a prehensile tongue, and a frog-like face that can make it difficult to tell what she's feeling. This is in stark contrast to the rest of her family, who have a Quirk that gives them scorpion-like bodies.
- Multipurpose Tongue: Her tongue is useful as both a weapon and for grabbing people and objects that are out of reach for rescue purposes.
- Overly Long Tongue: Her tongue can extend considerable distances and wrap around other things, just like a real frog.
- Poisonous Person: Tsuyu is able to secrete poisonous mucus from her body that stings when touched. She uses this to free herself from Mineta's sticky balls.
- Shout-Out: The Adaptational Superpower Change Tsuyu and her family went through is a direct reference to the fable The Scorpion and the Frog.
- The Stoic: Her frog-like face makes it difficult to tell what she's thinking or feeling.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Averted. The other Metahumans in her class are shocked to find that her powers activated spontaneously without any sort of emotional or physical trigger.
A cheerful and bubbly girl who Midoriya helps out near the start of the U.A. Entrance Exam. Her Metahuman ability permanently renders her entire body invisible by refracting light, but doesn't affect her clothes.
- Adaptational Badass: In canon, Hagakure didn't exhibit her light refraction abilities until the Provisional License arc, but in this story, she can use them from the very start.
- Adaptational Modesty: Her costume can accommodate her ability in this story, spreading it across her body so she can turn completely invisible without having to strip naked.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: Her abilities are attributed to the Metagene rather than to a Quirk in this story.
- Battle Strip: She has to strip down in order to make full use of her invisibility when she isn't using her costume.
- Delayed Reaction: She's flattered when Midoriya compliments her on her haircut, before realizing that he just revealed he can see her.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Her invisibility doesn't affect her clothes, so she has to run out in the nude to make full use of her invisibility. She even takes the U.A. Entrance Exam with nothing but a pair of gloves on. Her costume gets around this by being able to turn invisible when affected by her powers.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Tooru" is usually a boy's name, but Horikoshi made her a girl because he thought it'd be funnier.
- Heroic Lineage: Her mom was mutated by exposure to an unusual burst of space energy. She later reveals that her mom is Kimiyo Hoshi, the second Dr. Light.
- Invisible Streaker: She has to be completely naked to best make use of her Quirk. Lampshaded when she mentions that she was naked during the entrance exam, prompting a response from Kaminari until he realizes that it was pointless.
- Light 'em Up: Hagakure's Metahuman ability lets her refract light in an area the size of her hands put together.
- Logical Weakness: She can be seen through infrared vision, as Midoriya accidentally reveals when he compliments her on getting a haircut.
- Meaningful Name: "Tooru" can be read as "transparent".
- My Suit Is Also Super: Her costume is explicitly designed to amplify her light refraction ability so that she can spread it across her entire body. That way she can still be fully clothed while using her power.
- Power Incontinence: She can't turn her invisibility off, making her appear as nothing more than a set of floating clothes at all times.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Even though she isn't buck naked thanks to her costume, she knows that people can come to the conclusion that she's naked and teases Jirou about it.
- Ship Tease: With Jirou.
- The Tease: Tooru doesn't hesitate to capitalize on Jirou's confusion for a laugh when it looks like her clothes vanished.
An aloof girl with oddly shaped earlobes and a love for music. Her Quirk, "Earphone Jack", gives her earphone jacks for earlobes that she can manipulate at will. She can use them for attack and listen in through walls and across significant distances with them. She can also project the sound of her heartbeat through them, which can stun others if her jack is inserted directly into someone's ear.
- Ambiguously Gay: Her interactions with Hagakure paint her as such.
- The Gadfly: She laughs when she hears that Kaminari nearly shocked himself to death when his Metahuman power first manifested. He protests at first, but then admits that it was kind of funny.Kaminari: Hey, I could have died!
Jirou: Yeah, but you didn't, and that's why it's funny.
Kaminari: I Yeah, you got me there.
- Goth: Of the rock fan variety.
- Hidden Depths: Can offhandedly quote the last words of William Henry Harrison.
- In Spite of a Nail: When it came time to elect a class president, Jirou tied for second thanks to getting a vote from Hagakure, but she lost to Kendou and Yaoyorozu in rock-paper-scissors, so she still didn't win anything.
- Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Her costume is said to be pirate-themed with punk elements, but the specifics of it haven't been given.
- Red Is Heroic: Her costume consists of a red coat and pirate's hat.
- Ship Tease: With Hagakure.
- Tomboy: She has a boyish figure and speaks more rudely and bluntly than most of the other girls.
A Metahuman whose power allows him to emit electricity from his body. He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he's always happy to try and look cool in front of the girls. His Metahuman ability, Electrification, allows him to emit electricity from his body.
- All Men Are Perverts: He immediately perks up when Hagakure mentions that she was naked during the entrance exam, only to realize that it's pointless because she's invisible. He also stares greedily at Yamashiro's bare midriff.
- Chest Insignia: His costume includes a t-shirt with a logo that Bakugou calls a riff off Static's.
- Civvie Spandex: His costume consists of a jacket with white zigzags and a white shirt with a logo that's extremely similar to Static's.
- Electrified Bathtub: How he discovered his powers.
- Elemental Hair Colors: He has blond, spiky hair with jagged black streak going through it, reflecting his electrical powers.
- Foil: One to Canon Midoriya, in that like Midoriya he used to be bullied for his (supposed) Quirklessness. However rather than becoming a nervous wreck riddled with self-doubt like Midoriya, Kaminari retained an upbeat and confident personality. Though thats probably due to his acquired Metahuman abilities, which he got far earlier than Canon Midoriya did.
- Hero-Worshipper: His favorite Hero is Static. His costume's logo even resembles Static's.
- Shock and Awe: His Metahuman power allows him to emit electricity from his body.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: He manifested his Metahuman ability after being bullied for almost a year for being Quirkless. Unfortunately for him, his power first manifested while he was in the bathtub.
A Hot-Blooded and spiky-haired boy, Midoriya helps him out during the U.A. Entrance Exam by freezing a two-point robot that was about to impale him with its stinger tail. His Quirk, "Hardening", allows him to harden his body, giving him extremely tough skin and sharpened fingernails that are perfect for close-range combat.
- Adaptation Expansion: Kirishima and Ashido's shared history seems to be getting referenced earlier than in canon.
- All for Nothing: Midoriya nearly getting killed by Noumu makes him feel this way about his efforts to improve himself, since he was once again unable to move while someone was being attacked by a Villain. However, his talk with Midoriya helps him get over it.
- Bad Liar: It's clear that he has sees Ashido as more of a friend than he lets on, given how badly he blushes around her and she enjoys teasing him right back.Kirishima: We're not 'chummy'! We just went to the same junior high, but we were never even in the same class. I mean, there was some stuff that happened last yearthat's not important, though!
Ashido: We do take the same train to school, though.
Kirishima: We're going to the same place.
Ashido: You always let me sit next to you.
Kirishima: W-Well who'd care about that?
- Battle Cry: Goes "ORA!" while punching a robot in his brief cameo.
- Childhood Friend: He knows Ashido from middle school and the two are close enough for her to cover for him when asked an uncomfortable question.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's briefly alluded to halfway through the entrance exam when he punches the head off a robot that Midoriya helped him pin down. He also ends the exam with the 3rd highest score, with 45 Villain Points and 53 Rescue Points for a total of 98 points.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: His hair was black and shaggy when Midoriya saw him at the entrance exam, but it has since been dyed red and styled into spikes as part of his wish to shed his past.
- Fiery Redhead: His black hair has been dyed red and he's quite Hot-Blooded.
- Get Out!: Pulls this trope on Ashido when he wants her to leave him alone while he's blaming himself for Midoriya nearly dying. She refuses.
- Hidden Depths: He feels ashamed of himself for not standing up to defend people in the past, which resurfaces in the U.S.J incident after he's unable to prevent Midoriya from getting injured.
- Innocently Insensitive: On the second day of school, he starts asking how Bakugou got his "totally badass" scars.
- It's All My Fault: The issues in his past lead to Kirishima considering himself an Accomplice by Inaction for Midoriya almost getting killed by Noumu. He gets over it quickly, though.
- Mighty Glacier: His Quirk gives him Super Toughness, allowing him to put enough force behind his blows to knock the heads off of U.A.'s robots. But his powers don't improve his mobility in any meaningful way, unlike Midoriya.
- Nice Guy: He cheerfully thanks Midoriya for helping him out and ends up earning more Rescue Points than anyone besides Midoriya and Kendou.
- Secret Keeper: Chapter 13 reveals that he's figured out that Midoriya was the one to give Bakugou his scar, but he promises to keep it a secret from everyone.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: This promise also extends to keeping his knowledge secret from Midoriya, who's the only other person involved.
- Ship Tease: Gets a lot of this with Ashido.
- Shonen Hair: His hairstyle manages to outspike Bakugou's, albeit it's styled that way rather than natural.
- Spotting the Thread: He uses what he knows about Midoriya and Bakugou to figure out that Midoriya nearly killed Bakugou when they were children.
- Super Toughness: His ability allows him to harden his body into a sharpened, rigid state, which makes him resilient to injury and allows him to put a great deal of force behind his blows.
A quiet but well-built boy with a rock-like appearance and a love for nature. His Quirk, "Anivoice" allows him to communicate with and control animals, but he's rather quiet otherwise.
- Alliterative Name: Koji Kouda.
- Hero-Worshipper: His favorite Hero is the Vigilante Batman IV (aka Damian Wayne), who is known for his love of animals.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much and he's usually whispering when he does.
- Rock Monster: Has the appearance of one, but he doesn't act like it nor does his Quirk have anything to do with it.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: His Quirk gives him the ability to speak to and command animals with his voice.
- See his page.
A diminutive lad with a head full of sticky purple balls. He has a fiendish appreciation for the female figure, but he still as a good heart underneath his flaky exterior. His Quirk, "Pop Off", allows him to pull off the sticky purple balls on his head which are each coated in a powerful adhesive. Pulling too many of them off at once will cause him to bleed from his scalp.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Aside from his canonical perverted tendencies, he practically worships Midoriya as a role model. Midoriya likes that he's helping someone but would rather not get the slobbery hugs of snot and tears.
- Adaptational Heroism: His pervertedness is somewhat more reserved due to his admiration for Midoriya and he's able to focus on task more of the time.
- Alliterative Name: Minoru Mineta.
- All Men Are Perverts:
- He's the most openly perverted student in class and got into the Hero business in hopes of looking cool and getting a hot girlfriend. His favorite Hero is Fire, who is known for her skimpy costume and stunning looks. In class, he leers at Katana's bare midriff.
- He's also delighted to know that Midoriya convinced Yaoyorozu to modify her Hero costume so it would expose her back.
- And of course when he finds out Midoriya has X-Ray vision, the first use he thinks about is pretty much obvious.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Even though he has Tsuyu at his mercy, he forgets to wind the capture tape around her. As a result, she's able to free herself and rejoin the fight, turning the tables on him and Tenya.
- Boring, but Practical: His Quirk isn't especially flashy or impressive, but its powerful adhesive properties make it extremely useful for restricting enemy movement, particularly in closed corridors where there isn't much space to move around.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He has a good eye for strategy and is quite intelligent, but usually he's too busy appreciating the female figure to capitalize on it.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- While his reasons arent the most noble, in the end Mineta is someone who wants to be a hero and is putting everything he has into reaching that goal, despite his Quirk lacking the firepower of the other powers his classmates have. So, hes understandably furious when he learns that Todoroki, who has a far more powerful Quirk than him, is literally half-assing it by refusing to use his fire half for undisclosed reasons.
- For all his perverted antics, he's genuinely apologetic when he embarrasses Midoriya about using his powers to peep on girls.
- Heroic RRoD: His scalp bleeds if he pulls too many balls off his head in rapid succession.
- Hero-Worshipper: He immediately starts looking up to Midoriya for sticking up for him at the Quirk Apprehension Test and trying to give him good advice.Mineta: First you're on the verge of standing up for me, then you're giving me advice Midoriya, do you ever stop being cool?!
Midoriya: I haven't even gotten started. Wait, that-that came out wrong.
- Inelegant Blubbering: He's sobbing when he believes that he's going to get expelled on the first day of class. He pours out even more snot and tears when he finds out that he isn't getting expelled.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He's constantly talking about his perverted intentions and fetishes to the chagrin of his peers, proudly declaring that Yamashiro's body appeals to everyone regardless of nationality and asking Mercy to step on him. He's disappointed that U.A.'s jumpsuits are unisex and wish they were Bloomers instead.
- Sixth Ranger: Seems to be one for the Monstars, as while he's not officially part of the group, he's often shown hanging out with them.
- Sticky Situation: His Quirk lets him produce sticky balls from his head that can last for an entire day when he's feeling good.
- Teens Are Short: He's 108 cm (or 3.5 feet) tall despite being fifteen years old.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He of all people is to first to call Todoroki out on his uncooperative behavior and Honor Before Reason mindset. The rest of 1-A sans Midoriya and Kirishima echo this mindset.Mineta: Screw you, man! You didn't screw things up for just yourself, you know; Midoriya lost because you decided to half-ass your fight! How the hell are you gonna say you won't go all out in a fight when you just lost because of it? You couldn't put up, so you might as well shut up.
Jirou: Holy shit, I agree with you? This a really weird day.
Ashido: Mineta's right, though. Acting like you don't need to use all your power in a fight doesn't make you look cool if you lose, it just makes you, you know, a loser.
- Too Much Information: He's shocked when Tsuyu managed to free herself from his Quirk, saying that he took a really good dump that morning so she should have been trapped for hours. Yaoyorozu and Kendou express appropriate disgust.
- Underestimating Badassery: Tsuyu underestimates him and gets stuck to the wall for her troubles when she makes a mistake.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is purple, going with his grape theme.
A plain-looking Metahuman who happens to take karate. His ability gives him a large, powerful prehensile tail.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: He's a Metahuman instead of a Quirk user.
- Boring, but Practical: Between Midoriya's Kryptonian Combo Platter Powers, Bakugou's Having a Blast, and other powers like them, Ojiro's tail is comparatively boring. It's still useful and a strong complement to his existing martial arts skills.
- Butt-Monkey: Chapter 13 makes him this when everyone keeps talking about how great Kendou's fighting is compared to his own.
- Martial Arts Uniform: Wears a gi as his costume. Bakugou scoffs at how little thought was put into it.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: All of his clothes, including his school uniform, have to be tailored to accommodate his tail.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Ojiro's karate skills are great, but even he admits that they aren't that impressive compared to Kendou's mastery of a multitude of different fighting styles.
- Prehensile Tail: His Metahuman power gives him a thick, strong tail useful for attack, defense, and movement. But it makes it a pain to sit down in a chair because they weren't designed with his tail in mind.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: His design is rather plain compared to the rest of the class and his power is relatively boring compared to some of the other powers in class. Even his performance during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise is described as plainly average. He isn't sure whether to take it as a compliment or an insult.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Inverted. The emotional trigger for his Metahuman power was his joy over winning his first karate tournament. He complains that the pain of suddenly growing a new appendage from the base of his spine should have been enough to give him another power.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He feels this way about his tail, as it's less flashy and exciting than the other Metahuman powers in his class and far less powerful than a "Quirk" like Midoriya's.
A tall guy with a big smile and an optimistic attitude. His Quirk, "Tape", allows him to dispense an ultra-strong tape-like material that's coated with a strong adhesive from a protrusion on his arms. This makes him great at binding his opponents, holding objects together, or swinging through his environment, but overdoing it gives him dry skin.
- Hero-Worshipper: His favorite Hero is the third Blue Beetle, Ted Kord.
- Punny Name: When read in Eastern order, his name reads "Sero Hanta", which is extremely close to the Japanese pronunciation of "cellophane"note as in "cellophane tape".
- Sticky Situation: He's able to emit reams of an ultra-strong tape like material from protrusions on his arms.
- Cool Mask: He always covers up the bottom half of his face because it's apparently freaky and even villainous looking.
- Creepy Good: His Quirk gives him an intimidating and almost freaky appearance, but he's kind-hearted and trying to become a Hero.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's being cornered by two robots right after Midoriya helps Hagakure, prompting Midoriya to run in and help him. Shouji thanks Midoriya for it when they meet again in class.
- Heroic Build: His arms are quite muscular and he got the highest score in the grip strength test after Midoriya.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: He's the strongest kid in class without his power sans Midoriya and one of the most muscular.
A serious and dramatic boy with the head of a bird. He entered U.A. as a magic user bound to a fifth-dimensional genie, Tskymi, whom Tokoyami attempts to name "Dark Shadow".
- Adaptational Badass: Tokoyami's in possession of a full-blown Reality Warper in this story. This would (theoretically) make him the single most powerful student in 1-A.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: Instead of being a Quirk, Tokoyami's Dark Shadow (real name Tskymi) is a Genie, a Reality Warper from the Fifth Dimension.
- Chuunibyou: He's a Cold Ham and tends to speak in archaic, dramatic Purple Prose when a yes or no would suffice. He is a subversion in that he has powers (and an extremely powerful one at that), but Tskymi isn't always obedient.Midoriya: How did you two even end up together?
Tokoyami: Well, it all goes back to the island nation of no, I cannot speak of this. The ordeals I went through to obtain this power are too wretched to warrant repeating.
Midoriya: Oh, okay, then-
Tokoyami: Relaying these details would not at all send your heart aflutter; all they would do is weigh it down with their depressive form.
Midoriya: Alright, sounds like it's a lot-
Tokoyami: If I were to even attempt to treat you to such a tremendously terrifying tale, your souls would shatter to pieces! Like Marie Antoinette, the fear it would strike in you would make your hair turn a pale white, in an instant!
Midoriya: Do you want to tell us about it, or not?
- Cold Ham: His prose may be over the top, but his tone tends to be low and calm.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His "fight" with Hagakure and Jirou amounts to having Dark Shadow turn into a sword, jam himself through the building, and touching the bomb nigh-instantly.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The aftermath of the USJ Incident eludes to him having one.
- Darkness Von Gothick Name: His surname, Tokoyami, literally means "Eternal Darkness".
- Divergent Character Evolution: Unlike in canon, Tokoyami and Dark Shadow are now completely separate characters.
- Early-Bird Cameo: No Pun intended. But he's first seen on line to take the U.A. Entrance Exam. He also had the 8th highest score with 47 Villain Points and 35 Rescue Points for a total of 82 points.
- Fairy Tale Motif: His costume invokes Aladdin, particularly the Disney version with its open white vest, oil lamp-shaped belt buckle, and baggy pants. He also wears a ring on his middle finger, referencing the magic ring in the original story.
- Genie in a Bottle: Tokoyami has Tskmyi, a genie like the one used by Johnny Thunder. Tskymi is temperamental and a jokester, but mostly loyal to Tokoyami and claims to possess "phenomenal cosmic powers".
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Tskymi can do practically anything as a fifth-dimensional genie, but he needs to get an order first, which is in turn limited by Tokoyami's imagination and careful wording.
- Meaningful Name: His full name roughly translates to "Unsavory Shadow Eternal Darkness", reflecting his darkness-natured theme and over the top Chuuni-ness. Tskymi's name is also a truncated version of "Tsukuyomi", the Japanese god of the moon, further enhancing this darkness motif.
- Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Inverted. In the original My Hero Academia, he's dressed almost entirely in black and wears a dark cloak as his costume. Here, his costume consists of an open white vest and baggy purple pants.
- Noodle Incident: The lengths Tokoyami went through to get Dark Shadow are apparently so trying that he refuses to speak of them again.
- Non-Human Head: He has the head of a bird, but the rest of him looks human. It's even weirder in this story because his powers don't come from a Quirk, so it's unknown why he looks like that.
- Personality Powers: Tokoyami is a serious Cold Ham who tends to be associated with darkness and Chuunibyou culture. He's contracted to Tskymi, a Genki Guy Fifth-Dimensional Genie who is Fun Personified. Tskymi is always trying to get Tokoyami to be perkier, while the latter is irritated by his genie's constant zaniness and inability to respect personal space.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: At 5'2'', he's one of the shortest guys in 1-A, but he has the single most powerful ability in class if used properly.
- Powers Do the Fighting: Tokoyami's powers are completely tied to Dark Shadow, who can do practically anything for Tokoyami with a simple order.
- Story-Breaker Power: Dark Shadow is by and far away the most powerful force in 1-A and has to be limited by Tokoyami's own imagination and wording for there to be any semblance of conflict.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Tokoyami is a straight-laced Straight Man and a Large Ham, while Dark Shadow is far more joking and open with his emotions, constantly making fun of his master and messing with him for kicks.
- Superpower Lottery: He has a Reality Warper on the same level as Bat-Mite at his beck and call. The only thing stopping him from wrecking the story is how carefully he words his wishes and the fact that he isn't The Omniscient.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Courtesy of Dark Shadow, who briefly gives him muscles that could put All Might to shame.
- Toothy Bird: Although he has a bird's head, he still has a full set of teeth.
- Willfully Weak: There seems to be an implication that he goes out of his way to not use the full extent of his powers, for some reason.
The son of Endeavor, the Number Two Hero. He's cold and stoic, declaring that he'll defeat Midoriya on the first day of school. Todoroki possesses a powerful Quirk called "Half-Cold, Half-Hot" that is a combination of his mother's ice Quirk and his father's fire Quirk, but he only willingly uses his ice side.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In canon, Todoroki is never shown to have a huge complex about his scar, but in this story, Bakugou calling him Two-Face is enough to send him into a Tranquil Fury and create a giant pillar of ice to vent. He's still holding onto this grudge by the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, rushing off to take out both Kendou and Bakugou on his own without Midoriya.
- Adaptational Jerkass:
- Subtle, but while in canon he was aloof and cold towards his classmates at the beginning, he never insulted them. Here, he talks back to a teacher (All Might) when called out on his attitude during the Hero vs Villain exercise, and during the trip by bus to the U.S.J he replies to the others' comments about his personality issues.
- It stands out a lot more during the U.S.J incident. In canon, he's just shocked into Stunned Silence at the thought of almost freezing a classmate so he doesn't say anything. Here, when he realizes he almost froze Uraraka along with the villains and she calls him out on it, he blames her for not making her presence known.
- When he asked Midoriya if he was All Mights son in canon, it was Played for Laughs. Here, he spreads the rumor partly because he believes it and partly because hes still sore over Midoriya calling him out over his behavior.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: With the exception of Midoriya, Class 1-A ends up holding him in far less regard after his loss to Bakugou, mostly because they interpret his refusal to use his fire as sheer pettiness. It only grows worse during the U.S.J incident since his insistence on trying to fight the Noumu to prove himself results in Midoriya getting hurt, with Uraraka even blaming him directly for it.
- An Ice Person: His primary application of his Quirk. He can easily freeze vast tracts of land and generate giant pillars of ice. His favorite hero is also Ice.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His ice abilities come out of his right side and his fire abilities on his left, which is represented by his white and red hair colors respectively.
- Berserk Button:
Todoroki: I have nothing to say to you because I don't care about you. If you want me to, stop attaching yourself to Midoriya like some kind of leech.
- He was content to ignore Bakugou until the latter brought up Endeavor.
Bakugou: Who the fuck are you to try and make fun of me? At least I didn't need Daddy's fame and fortune to get in here! [Todoroki turns around with a Death Glare]
Midoriya: [runs between them] H-Hey now, let's not do anything rash.
Todoroki: You should be thankful I didn't take the normal exam. If I did, I might have done well enough to stop someone in our class from getting in. Care to remind me about how low your score was?
- Don't bring any comparisons to Two-Face around him. Bakugou doing it is the reason he starts to treat him as a rival.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: In the Heroes vs Villains exercise, Todoroki manages to completely trap Bakugou in a pillar of ice, but instead of eliminating him, he just spends his time talking down to Bakugou, which gives him a chance for a Heroic Second Wind that eventually led to Todoroki losing the fight.
- Famed in Story: He's instantly recognizable to reporters due to being the son of the Number Two Hero. It doesn't take long for Midoriya to recognize him either.
- Fire/Ice Duo: The nature of his Quirk, but he only uses the ice side.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Aizawa tells him that whatever issues he has with his father shouldn't take priority on acting like a real Hero, including holding back his powers when there are lives at risk.
- Generation Xerox: For all his hatred for his father, Todoroki does a very good job of acting like him. He's a Smug Super who views most people as beneath him and refuses to accept help from those he sees as rivals. He's cold, has a volatile temper when pressed and is constantly antagonizing Midoriya despite the latter's attempts to make their rivalry a friendly one.
- Hero with an F in Good: Less obviously than Bakugou, but Todoroki is smug, cold, and distant. He's insistent on doing everything his way and brushes aside attempts to compromise or make friends. He also uses his powers to vent, causing property damage in the process, with no signs or remorse or reflection. It's telling when Bakugou of all people compares him to Two-Face, a outright supervillain.
- Honor Before Reason: His insistence on not using the fire part of his Quirk backfires on him when he refuses to use it while fighting Bakugou, which ends with Bakugou tying the capture tape around Shouto's left eye out of spite and slamming his head against the wall. He gets called out on this by everyone from All Might to Mineta for this, as it could mean the difference between life and death in a real situation. His insistence during the USJ incident nearly getting Midoriya killed is the moment most everybody else gets flat-out pissed at him, not that he cares.
- Hypocrite: He tells Aizawa that Heroes are supposed to be willing to risk everything to protect people. Aizawa then points out that he held back in a life-or-death situation where everyone else was in danger, and thus wasn't doing his best to protect them.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He develops one towards Midoriya, who is almost effortlessly more powerful than him. Todoroki rushes into dangerous situations against all reason to prove himself Midoriya's better, but is constantly humiliated by a combination of his own arrogance and his refusal to use his full power.
- Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Bred and trained specifically to surpass All Might.
- Icy Blue Eyes: His left eye is icy blue like his father, but ironically this is where his fire powers come out of.
- I Work Alone: He insists that he doesn't need anyone's help.Todoroki: [to Midoriya] I don't need to rely on other people to win, especially you.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He immediately runs off to fight Kendou and Bakugou on his own above Midoriya's protests and warnings during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise.
- Mismatched Eyes: Todoroki has heterochromia, giving him one blue eye (like his father) and one gray eye (like his mother).
- Multicolored Hair: He has red hair on one side and white on the other.
- Never My Fault: When Uraraka calls him out on almost freezing her along with the villains he was fighting at the U.S.J, his response is "Next time, make your presence known".
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He takes the place of canon Bakugou in regards to Class 1-A. This fic's Bakugou has lived in Midoriya's shadow all his life and so is perfectly aware he is nowhere near being close to the top yet. Todoroki, meanwhile, is the son of the current Number Two hero and was specifically bred to have a powerful Quirk that would allow him to one day surpass All Might. Having lived with those expectations day in and day out and having never faced any significant impediment to that goal beyond his father, Todoroki entered U.A. with a large ego that soundly gets trashed once he meets Midoriya and subconsciously realizes how outclassed he is. Since then, he's been trying to repair that ego by playing the part of Leeroy Jenkins, with little to no luck.
- The Rival: As per his father's warning, Todoroki declares that he'll defeat Midoriya without so much as giving him a chance to counterattack.
- Scars Are Forever: He has a heavy burn scar over his left eye.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: When All Might and 1-A confront Todoroki about his uncooperativeness and refusal to use his fire, he simply tells them to shut up. The others don't take kindly to this.Todoroki: I don't care that I lost like this. If you're saying that I could have won if I used my fire, then that just means I need to get better with my ice. I swore a long time ago that I would never use my left side in a fight, and the only thing I regret is that someone like Bakugou almost made me forget that.
- When Aizawa calls him out on holding back his fire in a real life-or-death situation with everyone at risk, Todoroki then punches him in the face.
- Smug Super: He insists that he doesn't need anyone's help and constantly looks down on Bakugou. During the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, he says that Kendou is the only person he needs to worry about and rushes off to fight her and Bakugou on his own despite Midoriya's protests. When his insistence on fighting during the USJ incident and fighting off Midoriya when he tries to put him someplace safe leads to Midoriya almost getting killed, Todoroki's only response to everybody calling him out is that Midoriya should have stayed out of his way.
- The Stoic: He's steely-faced and rarely emotive. The first time anyone is able to get anything other than a neutral expression out of him is when Bakugou cites Endeavor as the only reason why Todoroki was able to get into U.A. in the first place.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He's not pleased when he's placed on the same team as Midoriya for the Heroes vs. Villains exercises, alternating between glaring at Midoriya and Bakugou. During the actual exercise, he ignores Midoriya's insistence that they work together and his warnings about Bakugou's skill, running off to fight Kendou and Bakugou on his own.
- Underestimating Badassery: He treats Bakugou like a joke and thinks little of him until Bakugou calls him "Two-Face" as an insult. Once they're pitted against each other, he's taken aback by how ferocious Bakugou is and is tempted to use his fire to defend himself before being defeated.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- All Might and most of 1-A call Todoroki out on his refusal to use his fire powers, calling it a slap in the face to everyone who's giving it their all and pointing out how it could get him killed in the real world. He's also criticized for his smug arrogance and his unwillingness to work with others, but he doesn't listen.
- Again during the U.S.J incident, Uraraka berates him for almost freezing her along with the villains he was fighting. Rather than apologizing, he blames her for not letting him know she was there.
- During the same incident, Midoriya tries to pull Todoroki away from the Noumu because of how dangerous it is. But Todoroki, insistent on staying in the fight, tries to freeze Midoriya's arm. Midoriya isn't harmed, but rightfully calls him out on it.
- In the aftermath of the above incident, Aizawa gives him a four-day suspension for disobeying the teacher's orders to stay out of the fight, not to mention calling him out on still holding back his fire powers in a real life-or-death situation. Aizawa tells him he should consider himself lucky he wasn't expelled after punching a teacher.
- Willfully Weak: Just like in canon, Todoroki refuses to use his fire in a fight, but it ends up being deconstructed here. While this aspect of Todoroki's character originally came out in canon after he had established himself as one of the best students in 1-A, here it comes out after he loses to Bakugou in their training exercise, which makes the rest of the class see him as petty.
- Worf Had the Flu: The only reason Todoroki loses his fight with Bakugou in chapter eleven is that he refused to use his fire powers.
- Worthy Opponent: Calls Midoriya this as part of his declaration of war against him.Todoroki: You're definitely a strong guy in both power and heart; I can see why my old man told me to look out for you. Even so, don't think for a second that where you are now is enough to take you to the top. I'm going to defeat you, and I don't plan on giving you a chance for a counterattack.