- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Excluding the Izuku-Ochaco-Tenya friendship, everyone in the group has a stronger connection to each other than they did in canon.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Izuku, Ochaco, Tenya and Itsuka all became friends in the middle of the entrance exam while they were being besieged by robot modeled after Starro.
- Five-Man Band:
- Shout-Out: Their team name is referencing the Academy Award-winning movie franchise Space Jam.
- True Companions
- Two Girls to a Team: Inverted. Izuku and Tenya are the only males in the group.
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Her Quirk, "Creation", allows her to turn the fats in her body into virtually any non-living object, provided that she has enough lipids in her body and she knows that object's precise chemical formula.
- The Ace: She got into U.A. on a recommendation and only has to take a less intensive exam to secure her admission. She's also exceptionally beautiful and intelligent.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: She first appears in the summer months before Izuku enters U.A., running into Izuku while he's busy looking for a place to eat in Nagoya. After using his powers to help retrieve her phone after it fell down a storm drain, they sit down to eat at a local restaurant and bond over their shared appreciation for Princess Shazam as well as their shared desire to get into U.A. They end up becoming study partners who swap notes online in preparation for the entrance exam. In the original My Hero Academia, she and Izuku only met after they both begin attending U.A.
- Adapted Out: Her new costume doesn't feature the seldom-referenced Yaoyorictionary.
- Adaptational Skimpiness: Her original costume already made her Ms. Fanservice, but the one she wears in this story comes with a Sexy Backless Outfit and replaces the miniskirt with just a sash.
- Big Eater: Momo is this by necessity, as her Quirk requires her to have fat cells ready to convert into other types of matter.
- Cast from Calories: Her Quirk requires her to use lipids from within her own body to create things. Because of this, she needs to be a Big Eater to have the fat cells required to create the objects she needs for combat.
- Class Representative: She's chosen as Class 1-A's vice-president, after her Rock-Paper-Scissor and coin toss with Itsuka goes nowhere.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Her Quirk is amazingly useful and versatile, but she needs to be able to memorize the exact chemical compositions of whatever she's making to use it properly.
- Go-Getter Girl: Her grades are excellent and she's focused on becoming a great Hero.
- Grappling-Hook Gun: She creates one to grapple up the hole Ashido made during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise.
- Guile Hero: She first tries to win the Heroes vs. Villains exercise by sneaking a small robot up to the bomb underneath Sero's and Ojiro's noses. Unfortunately, Ojiro notices it at the last second and crushes it with his tail. After this, she and Ashido decide to go for the direct approach.
- Has Two Mommies: Briefly mentions having two mothers. This is later revealed to be literal, as Casey Brinke developed a drug that made Homosexual Reproduction possible.
- Hero-Worshipper: Momo admires Princess Shazam and nearly gets into an argument with a local restaurant owner over whether Princess Shazam or Wonder Woman was the better superhero.
- Humble Hero: Zigzagged. She's generally modest in her words and mannerisms, but her facial expressions after a job well done hint at a good bit of pride in her abilities.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: She can create virtually any kind of inorganic matter for as long as she knows its exact chemical composition.
- Innocently Insensitive: Along with Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense, Momo often forgets that most people don't live the luxurious and extravagant lifestyle she does, unintentionally flaunting her wealth when she talks about the things she does on a regular basis.
- Interclass Friendship: Momo was born into money, growing up with the latest electronics, high-class clothes, and impeccable manners. She lives in a mansion large enough to take up an entire city block in Tokyo and talks about taking vacations abroad as if it were something everyone does every summer. Izuku and his parents live out a comfortable middle class existence in a plain apartment in Musutafu. Izuku is well-mannered but more relaxed and used to colloquialisms. His phone's specs pale in comparison to Momo's and he's almost embarrassed by his plain t-shirts that only say "shirt" in katakana. Despite their differences, they get along just fine due to their mutual desire to become Heroes.
- Non-Idle Rich: She's incredibly wealthy to the point of being Spoiled Sweet, but she wants to help others as a Hero instead of sitting on her family's loads of cash.
- The Power of Creation: Momo's Quirk allows her to turn the fats in her body into any sort of non-living matter. Larger objects can take time and cause Clothing Damage. She can make everything from bazookas to remote control droids.
- Required Secondary Powers: Momo is intelligent by necessity because her Quirk requires her to memorize the exact chemical makeup of anything she makes.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Izuku realizes just how far apart their worlds are when Momo casually mentions that she's spent entire holidays in Europe after visiting family in Nagoya as if were the most normal thing in the world.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: At Izuku's and Inko's suggestion, Momo's costume is this so it won't be torn to shreds when she makes larger objects.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Gender-inverted. While walking into a donburi joint she frequents, the chef, Jomu, asks if Izuku is her boyfriend. Izuku is reduced to a sputtering mess over the thought, but Momo quickly refutes this with no uncertain terms. Izuku feels like he should be happier about this than he actually was.Jomu: Oh, and you got company, too. Little Momo finally manage to snag herself a boyfriend?
Izuku: H-Huh?! [feels like his brain is doing somersaults] Y-Y-Y-Y-You've g-g-g-got-
Momo: Hardly. We met on the street, bonded over a shared love for Princess Shazam, and now we're getting lunch. That's all.
- Spoiled Sweet: Momo is very kind and polite, never (intentionally) rubbing her vast wealth in other people's faces and is happy to pay her friends handsomely for favors.
- Stripperific: The blueprints for Momo's Hero Costume are exceptionally revealing because she has to expose a lot of skin to make room for the objects she creates with her Quirk. Izuku points out that leaving the back covered is counterproductive, as her Quirk would destroy her costume each time she makes something big. While she initially brushes it off because she can quickly create a new one in a few seconds, Izuku then asks if she would really have time to do that in the middle of an emergency situation. While she's initially annoyed at the suggestion, she agrees to redesign her costume with Inko's help at Izuku's suggestion.
- Superhero Packing Heat: She creates a capture tape bazooka during the Heroes vs. Villain exercise, taking Ojiro out of the fight.
- Tastes Like Friendship: She and Izuku get to know each other over bowls of katsudon.
- Teen Genius: By necessity, Momo has to be extremely intelligent to make use of her complex Quirk, memorizing the exact chemical formulas and structures of the things she's creating, from cannons to tracking devices.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Itsuka's Tomboy.
- Uncle Pennybags: She cheerfully treats her friends to lunch after their first day of school and pays them handsomely for favors.
- Younger Than They Look: Momo has a very curvaceous figure for a fifteen-year-old.
Her metahuman ability allows her to nullify the effects of gravity on anything she touches with all five of her fingertips.
- Abusive Parents: Downplayed, as Zero Year reveals that while Ochaco's parents have always loved her, they never listened to her and never understood that their attempts at making sure she'd have a good life in spite of her Quirklessness just drew more attention to her.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: She only received her powers a little over a year ago and is very insecure about them as a result. Her parents are also very judgmental and apparently treat her decision to become a Hero with scorn. Compare that to her cheerful and energetic canon counterpart who had her Quirk for most of her life with warm, supportive parents. The fact that she got into a prestigious school where most of the students are upper class and suffered a lot of bullying for her working-class background doesn't help.
- Adaptational Badass: Not Ochaco herself, but her costume. It's partially made of feminum, the same metal that Wonder Woman's bracelets are made out of. Because of this, Tenya's armor cracks when he tries to kick her.
- Adaptational Modesty: Rather than form-fitting spandex, Ochaco wears a black and white bodysuit made of metal with goggles and a backpack-like object.
- Adaptation Origin Connection:
- Zero Year reveals that she was bullied by the story's version of the Gotham Academy version of the Terrible Trio.
- It also has Saiko Intelli directly linked to her origin story.
- Adaptational Personality Change: While still being a Nice Girl, Ochaco comes across as more reserved and melancholic than her energetic canon self due to her insecurity over obtaining her Metahuman powers so late in life.
- Adaptational Sexuality: She's staring at Katana's midriff along with Kaminari and Mineta, implying that she's either Ambiguously Gay or Ambiguously Bi. In her sidestory, it seems she leans more to the former, as her thoughts reveal she's not attracted to a rather handsome male teacher in her school, and seems to develop a crush on Saiko Intelli.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
- While Ochaco and Izuku are still friends in this story, there isn't the same level of intimacy in their friendship that was present in canon. This is best shown by Ochaco never calling him "Deku" like in canon.
- Also, with Kendou becoming Izuku's love interest and Ochaco being Ambiguously Gay, it's likely that she'll never develop romantic feelings for him.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: She's a Metahuman in this story.
- Adaptational Wimp: Ochaco is much shyer and more insecure compared to her canon counterpart and frequently panics when under pressure when compared to her energetic and go-getter canon counterpart.
- Apologizes a Lot: She apologizes to Izuku for keeping him from faceplanting on the ground out of nervousness.Ochaco: [putting Izuku back on his feet] I-I shouldn't have done that, right? You probably had a way of helping yourself, or maybe you didn't even care about falling.
Izuku: N-No, that's not it. I mean, you're not wrong about both of those things, but-
Ochaco: I should get going. Sorry to bother you.
- Character Exaggeration: Ochaco being poor and having a tendency to slip into her Kansai dialect are more played up here compared to canon, though it's largely Played for Laughs.
- Dark and Troubled Past: It's heavily implied that she's not all as she seems, given her secretiveness and unusually shy demeanor. Her sidestory reveals she suffered a lot of bullying in her previous school.
- Gravity Master: Her Metahuman power allows her to make anything float, the exact differences between it and her original Quirk currently unknown.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: She doesn't seem to have a particularly high opinion of herself and apologizes for helping Izuku.
- Hero-Worshipper: Chapter 9 confirms that her favorite hero is Wonder Woman. She's mortified when All Might tells her that Wonder Woman does in fact break a sweat. It gets even worse when he decide to send a picture of the sweaty, dirty Ochaco to Wonder Woman.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She is initially really scared that she won't be able to keep in touch with Izuku and the others if she or they didn't get in and is relieved to hear that they all passed.Ochaco: Im just happy were all here, at all! The whole time we were waiting for results, I couldnt stop thinking about what wouldve been worse: getting in while some of us failed, or me not getting in, at all. And then Midoriya-kun said that he only passed because of those Rescue Point things-ahh, Im just really glad I dont have to start over on making friends.
- In-Series Nickname: Until Izuku learns her name, she's referred to as "Awkward Scarf" in Izuku's dialogue and the narration due to her meekness and her beat-up Wonder Woman scarf.
- It Was a Gift: The feminum alloy in her costume was a gift from someone, but she refuses to disclose who it's from.
- Kansai Regional Accent: She slips into the Japanese equivalent of a Southern accent, which is heavily implied to be her normal accent.
- Made of Indestructium: Ochaco's armored costume is revealed to be partially made of a feminum alloy, the metal Wonder Woman's bracelets are made from. This makes it so tough that Tenya's armor cracks when he kicks it.
- Mondegreen: While announcing The Coup on Izuku's class presidency, she shouts, "Sic semper tyrannosaurus!" and immediately apologizes for fudging the actual phrase, "Sic semper tyrannis!"note allegedly shouted by Brutus upon assassinating Julius Caesar and John Wilkes Booth after shooting Abraham Lincoln.
- My Suit Is Also Super: Ochaco's costume features boosters on her legs to help her direct herself in midair, compressors and acupuncture devices to sooth her nausea, and a backpack full of tools and gadgets for her to use. It's also partially made of feminum, making it so durable that Tenya's armor cracks when he kicks it. All Might warns her against becoming too reliant on her gadgets and suggests she consolidate them so they don't become a crutch for her.
- Nervous Wreck: In some ways she's even more of a wreck than Izuku, constantly panicking in times of crisis and fumbling her way through the Heroes vs. Villains exercise.
- Nice Girl: She saves Izuku from falling flat on his face for no reason other than to be nice.
- One Degree of Separation: Zero Year reveals that Ochaco went to the same junior high that Hagakure's mother went to, with said school being located in Yaoyorozu's hometown.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: She slips into her Kansai Regional Accent when she gets worked up.
- Power Glows: Ochaco's hands glow whenever she uses her powers, and stopping the glow seems to instantly deactivate it.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Inverted, as the author has confirmed that Kendou will become Izuku's love interest instead of her.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": When Ochaco hears helicopter-like noises from Tenya, she thinks that he's going to vibrate his molecules through her, prompting her to panic and push him away.
- Scholarship Student: Her sidestory "Ochaco Uraraka: Zero Year" reveals that she got into a rather prestigious upper-class school by sheer luck.
- Shrinking Violet: She's pretty quiet and shy around people. This is implied to stem from her insecurity over awakening her Metahuman power at fourteen, which is extremely late in life. By comparison, everyone else in her class got their powers by the time they were six years old or earlier. Her sidestory also reveals she suffered a lot of bullying in her previous school due to her working-class background, which did nothing to improve her self-esteem.
- Sneaking Snacks: She stuffs the snacks Yamashiro put out in class in her pockets even though they weren't that good, hinting at her working-class background.
His Quirk, "Engine", gives him engine-like structures in his calves that give him incredible speed and kicking strength.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: During the entrance exam, Tenya realizes that he was wrong to ignore the importance of helping people, so he spends the rest of the exam doing just that and ends up with thirty-eight Rescue Points as opposed to his canonical nine.
- Adorkable: He's so serious about everything that he comes across as awkward, never giving anything less than 100%.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: The Iida family's Quirk causes engines to grow inside their bodies. In Tenya's case, they're in his legs, and they're powered by the orange juice he drinks.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: He has Ochaco cornered during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, particularly after Mineta managed to stick Tsuyu to the wall. Unfortunately, he quickly descends into monologuing, which gives Tsuyu time to catch up and Ochaco to make a plan. Lampshaded by multiple characters afterward.Tenya: You're clever, Uraraka-kun, but not nearly as clever as you think. You don't know how hard it is for me to do this, because the truth is, I've grown quite fond of you; in many ways, you have shown me what it's like to have a sister.
Ochaco: [internally] Okay, he's really freaking me out, now. Why doesn't he just get on with it, already?
- Character Tics:
- He's prone to moving his arms erratically like a robot when he's speaking.
- He also tends to use the "-kun" honorific when addressing his classmates as part of his constant professionalism.
- Class Representative: After Izuku steps down from the position, he gives it to him, believing he'd do a much better job at it.
- The Comically Serious: Tenya is really wound up and takes almost everything with the utmost seriousness. When he sees Izuku's distress on the first day of school, he says that Izuku looks like he got punched in the stomach, only to revise his statement after remembering Izuku's Nigh-Invulnerability.Tenya: [sees Izuku nervous at the opening ceremony] Midoriya-kun, are you alright? You look like someone just punched you in the stomach. Wait, that probably wouldnt hurt you. Like someone slammed a steamroller into you? No, that also feels rather questionable, but maybe with the right amount of velocity-
Izuku: I-Iida-kun, stop, Im fine. I just didnt get a lot of sleep last night. First day jitters, you know? Its fine.
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Tenya barks at Izuku for saving him from a three-point robot in the midst of the U.A. Entrance Exam because he thought Izuku was just trying to humiliate him further. Izuku apologizes and tells him that he thought that Heroes should try to save as many people as they can.
- Entertainingly Wrong:
- He comes to the conclusion that Izuku's speech at the opening ceremony was meticulously crafted and practiced. It couldn't be farther from the truth.Momo: [after Izuku ran off] It's perfectly fine; that was very much something you would have done. I think any of us would do the same if we were put on the spot like that.
Tenya: What are you talking about, Yaoyorozu-kun? Are you suggesting that Midoriya-kun wasn't prepared to give that phenomenal a speech? [Momo nods] That's absurd! A speech that inspiring and well-constructed could only have been born from days of rigorous labor and practice-
Izuku: It was actually all on the spot.
Tenya: [throws his arms in the air] I can't believe it! I don't know if I should find this massively impressive or utterly disappointing!
- Later, during the Hero vs. Villain exercise, he assumes Mineta is upset because they were sorted as the villains.Mineta: Man, this really bites!
Tenya: I couldn't agree more. To think that I would get forced into the role of a Villain. It's quite upsetting, if I'm being honest.
Mineta: Who cares about that?! I'm talking about this whole team! I could have been partnered with one of the girls, but instead I got stuck with you. Man, why'd there have to be a two to one ratio of guys to girls in our class?
Tenya: Actually, with thirteen men and seven women, the ratio is actuallywait, why is that even a problem?!
- He comes to the conclusion that Izuku's speech at the opening ceremony was meticulously crafted and practiced. It couldn't be farther from the truth.
- Evil Is Hammy: While acting as a Villain for the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, Tenya hams it up for all it's worth by channeling the mannerisms of Eobard Thawne. It works against him when he becomes prone to Bond Villain Stupidity, which All Might lampshades at the end of the exercise.
- Explosive Overclocking: He can obtain an explosive burst of speed by overclocking his engines with "Recipro Burst", but doing so will cause his engines to stall afterward, depriving him of his speed for a significant period of time.
- Extremity Extremist: Because his Quirk only works on his legs, he sticks to kicking attacks rather than trying to mix it up.
- Friendly Rival: He admires Izuku's heroic drive but wants to beat him all the same.
- Graceful Loser: Tenya takes it in stride when Izuku utterly outpaces him during the Quirk Apprehension Test, seeing it as proof that that he needs to try harder.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Subverted. His costume includes a helmet as per Iida family tradition.
- Heroic Lineage: The Iidas are a proud family of speed-based heroes with their Engine Quirk.
- Hero-Worshipper: Aside from his canon admiration for his family as the Ingenium line of heroes, Chapter 9 reveals his favorite hero is Jay Garrick, the original Flash. His family knows the Flashes personally, as he mentions that no one has ever outpaced him aside from his brother, father and their "American friends", and later in Chapter 18 he reveals his great-grandfather fought alongside (and saved) Jay Garrick during the Lantern War and he knows Barry Allen personally.
- Hot-Blooded: He takes everything with the utmost seriousness and always gives it his all, but he's far more polite and uptight about it than most.
- Jerkass Realization: Seeing Izuku act selflessly during the Entrance Exam makes him realize how wrong his own actions were.
- Knight in Shining Armor: His costume is a full suit of armor and he's extremely noble, honorable and uptight about everything.
- Large Ham: His sheer enthusiasm for everything school-related makes him this, particularly during his over-the-top performance as a Villain. Lampshaded by All Might.All Might: It's great that you were taking things seriously, but there's such a thing as taking things too seriously. Next time you feel like hamming it up, take it to the drama club! Seriously, though, the drama club is low on new members this year, and it's a shame that such a talented group of people has so little help.
- Logical Weakness: Overclocking the engines in his legs for extra speed will make them overheat and temporarily renders them useless.
- Method Acting: An in-universe example. He really gets into his role as a Villain during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, complete with Evil Gloating and Evil Laughing while emulating the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne. Unfortunately, it also leaves him prone to Bond Villain Stupidity, which lets Tsuyu catch up and turn the tide.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He's prone to waving his arms around and making hand gestures while he's speaking.
- Nice Guy: His uptight attitude can make him seem stern and condescending, but he's always concerned for the well-being of others. He also assumes that Izuku understood the Hidden Purpose Test better than anyone after being helped by him.
- Punny Name: "Idaten" means a really fast runner.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Tenya was right that everyone in the entrance exam was being tested on how well they can save people, but he was wrong when he thought that Izuku had figured that out himself.Tenya: If U.A. truly is the greatest Hero school in the country, then they must expect their students-even potential students-to exhibit all aspects of heroism. So while we're only officially being tested on how many Villains we can defeat, we're also secretly being tested on how many people we can assist! That guy was able to figure out the true purpose of the exam while everyone else while I was stuck on what was presented on the surface! We might be the same age, but he's clearly far above me in more than just power!
- Super Speed: His Quirk, Engine, gives him literal engines in his legs that can explosively increase his speed and resulting kicking power. He's not as fast as the Flashes and Izuku easily outpaces him. But he's ale to use his knowledge of super speed to make it look as though he's going to vibrate his molecules through someone even though he can't do that.
- Team Dad: He's quick to notice when Izuku is feeling down and is one of the first to ask what's wrong. He also respects Izuku's boundaries and doesn't press him on anything he's not comfortable talking about. At the same time, he tries his best to lead by example.
- This Cannot Be!: Parodied. As part of his role-playing as a Villain, he shouts "Inconceivable!" when things start going wrong. He does it so many times that it loses its impact.
- You Are Already Dead: He drops this line to Ochaco during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, which makes her freak out and slip back into her country accent while thinking that Tenya is going to vibrate his molecules through her.Tenya: Forgive me, Uraraka-kun, but to me, you've been dead for centuries.
Ochaco: No no no no no no no no no! Stay away frum me, ya here?! Oh ma God, oh ma God, Ahm gunna die! Ahm sorry Ma, Ahm sorry Pa, Ahm sorry Lady Hokusai, Ahm sorry
- You Keep Using That Word: While playing the part of a Villain, he shouts "Inconceivable!" so many times that Ochaco wonders if he knows what it actually means.
A tomboyish girl that Izuku runs into in the midst of the U.A. Entrance Exam. Confident, assertive, and outgoing, she is prone to taking charge in stressful situations while also making sure that the people around her are safe.
Itsuka's Quirk, "Big Fist", lets her greatly increase the size of her hands and grants her a proportional amount of strength.
- Action Girl: She's already a capable fighter and can easily bash robots in with her giant fists. She's also proactive about getting better, arriving at school early to jog with her upperclassmen.
- Adaptational Badass: Itsuka in this story mentions knowing a wide variety of different fighting styles that includes-at least-karate, wrestling, and bajiquan. The in-universe explanation for this stems from her father being Yoru, Batman's martial arts teacher from the DCAU.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Shows up during the entrance exam when she originally didn't appear until the Sports Festival.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Her father is Yoru, Batman's martial arts teacher from the DCAU. This also resulted in her being associated with Kairi Tanaga.
- She's also best friends with Emiko Queen.
- Affectionate Nickname: Emiko calls her "Ichi".
- Always Someone Better: She's this to Ojiro, thanks to how she's simply a far more trained martial artist than him.
- Ascended Extra: Enters Izuku's friend group after the entrance exam, and the author says that she'll have a large role in the story. This is further emphasized in chapter 9 when she's put in Class 1-A instead of Rikido Satou.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Just like in canon, but she also apparently knows a lot of different styles of martial arts; chapter eleven confirms one of them to be Bajiquan.
- The Cape: Chapter 8 paints Itsuka as a very helpful and kindhearted person. During the entrance exam, she is the first person to put helping other people above fighting the robots, even before Izuku. She then has a Big Damn Heroes moment where she protects Tenya and Ochaco from a Starro drone, and she ends the exam with a total of 40 Villain points and 60 Rescue Points, the second most in the entire exam, only trailing behind Izuku.
- Character Exaggeration: A positive example. In the original canon, Itsuka was said to be a passionate tomboy, but thanks to a lack of screen time, this largely came off as an Informed Attribute. However, thanks to her now being a main character, those traits are much more pronounced in this story.
- Class Representative: She becomes Class 1-A's vice-president, along with Momo when their rock-paper-scissor and coin toss do nothing to decide the contest.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: When Alexis asks to eat with Izuku at lunch, Itsuka's glare bores into him as if she was the one with Heat Vision.
- Deadpan Snarker: She repeatedly throws out snarky and sarcastic comments when talking with others.
- Dope Slap: She karate chops Izuku on the back of the head to snap him out of his thoughts on their first day at U.A.
- Establishing Character Moment: Itsuka's first act in the story is to save Izuku from a robot and berate him for spacing out, establishing her as both a helpful person and someone who isn't afraid to call people out on their behavior.
- Extremity Extremist: Because her Quirk only affects her hands, Itsuka primarily uses attacks involving them such as chops and punches.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Hero costume has only one sleeve.
- Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. She's fierce and determined in a fight and can be rather surly when annoyed, but she's also level-headed and kind-hearted.
- For Want of a Nail: She ends up on 1-A in this story, replacing Rikido Satou. As a result, she ends up being closer to Izuku, Tenya, Momo, and Ochaco.
- Giant Hands of Doom: Her Quirk lets her hands grow to enormous sizes, greatly increasing her effective strength.
- Hero-Worshipper: Her favorite hero is Richard Dragon.
- Indy Ploy: Her plan to get to the bomb during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise was made up on the fly, taking advantage of her surroundings to create distractions in hopes of getting to it before the opposition can mount a defense. But when said defender is a Lightning Bruiser and a Flying Brick, those plans go in the toilet.
- In-Series Nickname: Izuku internally refers to her as "Side Ponytail" during the entry exam before learning her name. Additionally, Bakugou calls her "Karate Kid".
- Martial Arts Uniform: Wears a gi to the U.A. Entrance Exam.
- Nice Girl:
- She helps Izuku out when she sees him muttering and not paying attention in the middle of the exam out of concern for his safety. She and Izuku are the ones who go around helping others and in turn inspire others to help each other.
- On their second day of school, Izuku is too rattled by Mister Mxyzptlk to eat breakfast, rushing out the door without another word. Itsuka is quick to hand Izuku her yakisoba bread after hearing his stomach growl and insists that she has a spare. Izuku looks into her bag with his X-ray vision and finds that she was lying, making him even more grateful for the gesture.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Her costume features one atop her Qipao.
- Oh, Crap!: Says this almost word-for-word during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, as Izuku's Super Speed prevents her from outmaneuvering him to get to the bomb.
- Promoted to Love Interest: For Izuku.
- Qipao: She wears a blue one as part of her costume.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's the daughter of Yoru, Bruce Wayne's former sensei from the DCAU.
- Required Secondary Powers: Zig-zagged. While her Quirk may increase her strength to let her handle the size of her hands, it doesn't offer an increased amount of durability to protect them from damage. So when she crushes a Starro droid to protect Tenya and Ochaco, the resulting explosion and shrapnel takes Itsuka out of the fight because her hands are too damaged to use.
- Ship Tease:
- She and Izuku get along swimmingly from the get-go and she even offers him her breakfast after learning that he skipped his after a crazy morning, lying about having a spare bun for herself. During the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, she teasingly says that he knows all the right words to say when he isn't in front of a crowd, sending him into a stammering fit. In both of these scenes, the author linked the to "Feeling of First Love" from Mob Psycho 100.
- Later ramped up when it's revealed that Izuku voted for her as for Class President via a string of compliments, and she becomes flustered when he lists the reasons as to why he chose her over Momo.
- It was at that point that the author confirmed that Izuku and Kendou would be the main pairing.
- Strong and Skilled: While her Super Strength doesn't quite match up to Izuku's, she makes up for it with years of practice in multiple forms of martial arts, letting her easily pin Bakugou while criticizing his use of the same move.
- Super Strength: Required to handle her giant hands with her Quirk activated. This lets her easily pummel the robots of the U.A. Entrance Exam.
- Tomboy: She takes a somewhat aggressive and surly tone with Izuku for spacing out in the middle of the U.A. Entrance Exam and engages her foes in hand-to-(giant) hand combat.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Momo's girly girl.
- Women Are Wiser: During the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, she's paired with Bakugou against Izuku and Shouto. Naturally, she's the level-headed one who is actually trying to come up with a strategy to win instead of rushing in to attack. She's also treated as the match's MVP as the only one who managed to stay on task the entire time and didn't let her personal hangups cloud her judgment.
- The Worf Barrage: During the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, she's given time to prepare the perfect strike with everything she knows to try and get to the bomb. Unfortunately, her opponent is Izuku, who doesn't budge a centimeter from where he's standing. Realizing she's out of options, she gives up rather than continue a pointless Curb-Stomp Battle.