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Fanfic / Do as I say, not as I do

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Cover by Erin Tesden. Hitomi´s design is based on nita1234's fanart.

"After losing against Todoroki, Hitomi knew she needed to reinvent herself to obtain the strength she lacked. And when she met Midoriya she didn't knew exactly what to expect from him, surely not a friend nor a partner... Though, as much as she would like to say otherwise, Hitomi wasn't exactly against the idea."

“Do as I say, not as I do” is a Romantic Comedy fanfiction from My Hero Academia, written by Erin Tesden. It depicts Hitomi Shinso –a Gender Bender version of the character Hitoshi Shinso-, and her budding relationship with a Quirkless Izuku Midoriya, as he aids her in the way of becoming a hero.

The story can be read here or here. And besides the main story, there´s a related Oneshot called “Look at me”, that can be read here.


This fanfiction provides examples of:

  • Beware the Nice Ones: While extremely kind, and shy to a fault when around Hitomi, Izuku does have a limit on his patience. That limit is really small if you are Katsuki Bakugo.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hitomi -almost- ALL the time. Especially snarky around people she dislikes or doesn’t knows too much.
  • Gender Flip: Hitomi´s case, being simply born as a girl unlike canon. Everyone else´s gender remains the same.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Averted on chapter 11 "Time flies". Finally happens on chapter 12 "True Love".
  • The Stoic: While not introverted, Hitomi hardly shows any emotion on her face most of the time. And when she does, is usually anger or annoyance. Her father is even more harder to read than her.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Izuku is of average height with only 165 cm, while Hitomi is 18 cm taller than him, and easily the taller person in her class.