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Entropy(Fanfiction)/Entropy(Archiveofourown) by Imperium42 is a My Hero Academia Fanfic.

Maybe it was All Might's betrayal that finally broke him. Maybe it was the torment from his friends, day in and day out, or the crushing weight of society's collective dismissal of his existence. The reason isn't important anymore- only the consequences. Two years after he and three other students vanished from U.A., Midoriya Izuku is the leader of the fastest-growing group of villains in Japan, and no one is left to stand in his way- no one aside from All Might's successor, the next Symbol of Peace.

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All orderly systems descend into chaos. No one is immune to entropy, heroes least of all.

Entropy provides examples of:

  • Affably Evil: The Syndicate as a whole, notably Gentle and La Brava.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After losing an arm and a leg to Gentle Suneater begged him to spare him.
  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • Tsuyu gets her tounge cut off by Toga but gets it reattached.
    • Midoriya after almost being caught by Kendo.
    • Tamaki loses an a literal arm and a leg after a battle with Gentle.
  • Anyone Can Die: Iida, Gran Torino, All Might, and Hawks.
  • Apathetic Teacher: Aizawa
  • Arms Dealer: Hatsume is this in order to fund the Syndicate.
  • Artificial Limbs: Midoriya after he cuts off half his arm.
  • Attack the Mouth: Overlap with Tongue Trauma when Toga cuts off Tsuyu’s tongue.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Mustard, Shinso, Toga, Shigaraki, and All For One all suit this trope, as their Quirks are labeled “Villain’s Quirks” by society.
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  • Big Bad: Midoriya.
  • Black Mail: David Shield gets blackmailed into working with the Syndicate with the information that he organized a terrorist attack and the government covered it up.
  • Blatant Lies: Kendo tries to pass Blackwhip off as another evolution of her quirk.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: Midoriya, Shinso, and Hatsume.
  • Body Horror: Dabi and Midoriya fit the bill, the former’s skin is burned and rotting, while the latter is missing his arm and his torso is made up of scars.
  • Broken Pedestal: All Might to Midoriya.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Invoked upon Tamaki, Kirishima, Edgeshot, and Mandalay.
  • Cartoonish Super Villainy: Gentle and La Brava before they join the Syndicate.
  • Choke Holds: Toga to Melissa, Izuku to Toga during training and All Might just before his death.
  • Clawing at Own Throat: Shigaraki.
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  • Co-Dragons: Yaoyorozu and Monoma to Midoriya’s Big Bad.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: After Spinner and Gentle are kidnapped they are tortured for information.
  • Cop Killer: Dabi, Overhaul, Eight Expendables, and Hatsume.
  • Create Your Own Villain: All Might and Aizawa do this to Midoriya.
  • Cute Is Evil: Toga and Midoriya.
  • Dark Andtroubled Past: Midoria and Shinso.
  • Dehumanizing Insult: Deku to Midoriya, Sub-Human to Spinner.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Midoriya.
  • Dismemberment Is Cheap: Invoked with Midoriya after he replaces his arm with a better, robotic version.
  • Driven to Suicide: Inko attempted suicide twice after the Syndicate broadcast. One week after and was rescued by the police guarding her the second time she tried she was transferred to a hospital under surveillance.
  • Dying as Yourself: Tomura dies as Tenko.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: Mustard’s power makes him this.
  • End of an Age: The Black Day marks the end of the age of peace within the hero community and causes the end of U.A.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite all his crimes, Midoriya and the other UA villains still love their parents.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The members of the Syndicate to one another.
  • Evil Duo: Gentle and La Brava.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Midoriya pulls this on Tomura
  • Evil Former Friend: Monoma to Kendo, Yaoyorozu to Todoroki.
  • Evil Genius: Midoriya.
  • Evil Gloating: Midoriya does this to Tomura and Kendo.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Yaoyorozu is portrayed as this.
  • Evil Nerd: Midoriya still knows virtually everything about heroes.
  • Evil Virtues:
    • Midoriya has ambition, determination, diligence, equality, love, patience, resourcefulness, humility, and valor.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The Syndicate and the League of Villains.
  • Evil Plan: Midoriya has plenty of these.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Three times, first with Monoma, then with Yaoyorozu and Tokoyami.
  • Fake Arm Disarm: Midoriya injures his prosthetic during a fight with Kirishima.
  • Fallen Hero: Monoma, Yaoyorozu, and Tokoyami
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: All of the violence.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Midoriya seems to love invoking this.
  • Femme Fatale: Toga, surprisingly.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • All Might didn't drop the sludge villain from the first episode so Midoriya never got the chance to prove himself to All Might. Because Midoriya didn't stop Muscular at the training camp Kendo tried to which proved herself worthy of inheriting One For All to All Might.
    • Because Izuku didn't inherit one for all he wasn't there to save Lida from Stain. Which resulted in him dying along with Manual. Todoroki and six other heroes were injured. Endeavor was enraged by his son's injuries causing him to murder Stain with the media watching, making Stain a martyr and giving Midoriya and his group the perfect time to escape.
  • Freudian Excuse: Midoriya has one.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Giran to both the Syndicate and the League.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The Syndicate's main top members in general but especially Midoriya a quirkless general education student.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: Gentle gains this after La Brava is shot by an attack helicopter.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: All Might told Midoriya a hero needs to stand on their own merit despite originally being quirkless and being given his power. But he is right about heroes needing to have a quirk to survive the dangers of the job.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Monoma has this pretty badly.
  • It Gets Easier: Mr. Compress tells Gentle this before the battle with Hawks.
  • Jerkass: Bakugo, Aizawa, Endeavor, and downplayed with Kendo.
  • Knockout Gas: Possessed and used by both Midnight and Mustard.
  • Lawful Evil: Most members of the Syndicate are this.
  • Secret Keeper: Kendo tells Aizawa about All For One.
  • Smug Super: Inheriting one for all has not made Kendo humble.
  • Start of Darkness: Midoriya after getting rejected from taking the hero course transfer exam tried to prove himself by arresting a villain. After going into a shady neighborhood finds a purse snatcher and accidentally kills the villain in self-defense and leaves evidence at the crime scene. Later he talks with Shinso and Hatsume who believes that because Midoriya used her equipment she will be charge with being a accomplice to murder. The trio walks to Midoriya's apartment and finds it was broken into and Midoriya concerned with his mother ran into the building with three villains with one being the brother of the villain he murdered. After a fight that kills one of the villains Shinso and the other two agree that they will report them to the police if caught. So Shinso uses his quirk to make one kill the other one and then himself. A week later after trying to go back to how things were they decide they can't stay with the police investigating and they decide to run away.
  • Mad Scientist: Like in canon, Hatsume has the personality of an insane inventor.
  • Don't Tell Mama: Shinso gets worried what his parents will think when they find out he became a villain.
  • Motive Rant: Midoriya to Uraraka and Yaoyorozu, Yaoyorozu to Todoroki. The Syndicate to all of Japan.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: La Brava.
  • Never My Fault: Aizawa's attitude toward Midoriya.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The League of Villains Vanguard Action Squad, plus Gentle and La Brava.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Midoriya tried to transfer to the hero course despite being quirkless and was rejected because it would be to dangerous for someone to be a hero without a quirk.
    • After the Syndicate revealed themselves to the world the parents and siblings they left behind had their reputations destroyed, lost their jobs, forced to drop out of school, assaulted on the street, and faced social ostracization.
    • Having six former students create or join a terrorist organization among other scandals causes a huge public outcry against U.A. and causes the school to be permanently shut for being a unsafe environment for students.
  • Red Baron:
    • Midoriya Midoriya Izuku - Seraph
    • Monoma Neito - Chaudron
    • Hatsume Mei - Longshot
    • Shinso Hitoshi - Synapse
    • Yaoyorozu Momo - Pandora
    • Toga Himiko - Carmilla
  • Reforged into a Minion: Hatsume made some sort of device that weakened Tokoyami's consciousness and strengthened dark shadow's and his bloodlust to the point were Tokoyami was enslaved to his own quirk.
  • Refused by the Call: Midoriya
  • Save the Villain: Kendo promises Inko that she will save Midoriya to stop her from killing herself.
  • Sniper Rifle: Used by Hatsume during the Syndicate’s fight with Hawks.
  • Social Darwinist: Seems to be the main tenet of the Syndicate's ideology.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • This happens multiple times, most notably on the Black Day, when the Syndicate erases police records, kills the Number One hero Hawks, infiltrates UA and kills All Might, AND kills off half a dozen heroes, while injuring Edgeshot severely enough for him to stop heroing.
    • Again at the army base the syndicate escape with David and Melissa Shield, gaining some sort of leverage against the United States Government, crippling Red Riot and Suneater.
  • The Chessmaster: Midoriya.
  • The Cracker: La Brava mainly, but Hatsume and Yaoyorozu to an extent.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Midoriya gives one to Tomura and gets one from Uraraka.
  • The Spymaster: Midoriya and Monoma.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Applies to the first five members of the Syndicate, as well as Toga and Mustard.
  • Terrible Trio: Midoriya, Hatsume, and Shinso.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Part of Shinso, Mustard, and Toga’s reasons for villainy.
  • Tongue Trauma: Overlap with Attack the Mouth when Toga cuts off Tsuyu’s tongue.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Happens with Midoriya, Hatsume, Shinso, Monoma, Yaoyorozu, and Tokoyami.
  • Villain Has a Point: Yaoyorozu brings up that the idea of the Syndicate is because of this.
  • Villainous Friendship: Midoriya, Hatsume, and Shinso.
  • Villain Respect: Midoriya seems to genuinely respect All Might, Kendo, and Kirishima, even if he tries to kill them.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The Syndicate gets a cult following larger then Stains after the Black Day.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: This happens for all conflict in the story. Even the act of creating the Syndicate hunting Task Force Fenrir is a reaction to the events of the Black Day.
  • Visionary Villain: What the entire Syndicate is made up of.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Toga and Tamaki when using their Quirks.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Opposition: This happens to Kendo after she gains One For All.
  • Wicked Cultured: Monoma, Yaoyorozu, Gentle, and La Brava.
  • Yandere: Toga even more so then usual. Especially with Midoriya.
  • You Have Failed Me: Monoma does this to some of Overhaul’s goons.
  • You're Insane!: Yaoyorozu to Midoriya, Hatsume, and Shinso after being kidnapped.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Kendo cheats on Tetsutetsu with Bakugo. Midoriya cheats of Toga with Momo.
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