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My Little Hero Academia is a crossover by Ralph Hayes, Jr. between My Hero Academia and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, where Izuku is turned into a pony as an Emergency Transformation by the Mane Six and Princesses after his attack against the Zero-Pointer fatally wounded him.


My Little Hero Academia provides examples of:

  • Badass Adorable: Izuku is an MLP-style pony now and is the bearer of One For All in training to become a hero, this is a given.
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  • Badass Boast: All Might delivers a mixture of these tropes on Class 1-A at the end of the USJ battle, when Izuku worries that the League of Villains will come back:
    Izuku: They're going to be back, aren't they. And next time...
    All Might: And next time, you'll be even stronger. Tougher. Smarter. Better trained. You already gave an accounting of yourselves they clearly never expected. You all have come through a crucible, and you came out shining. You say they'll try again? I look at you all and say let them come. And let them beware.
  • Covert Pervert: Apparently Izuku liked the girls of 1-A petting his mane and ears more than he let on, and when Twilight contacts him in a dream, she ends up in a salacious schoolgirl outfit.
  • Cuteness Proximity: A frequent result of Izuku interacting with others, especially his female classmates.
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  • Death by Adaptation: Izuku, after unlocking his pegasus form, hits the Nomou with a lightning bolt so large that its head explodes, killing it.
  • Delayed Reaction:
    • It takes Aizawa awhile to wonder what Midnight was doing at his talk with Nedzu about Izuku's performance in his test.
    • Uraraka reflexively grabs the Noumu's body when the villains try to escape with it and some of the downed cronies, but it's not until All Might congratulates her that she realizes that she's holding a dead body.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: An issue that Izuku runs into with his pony forms is that he doesn't know precisely what he can do in said forms and as such as some trouble regulating power output with his abilities. This is because each form has different powersets and baseline physical abilities, and it takes a while before he gets control over which form he takes, meaning he sometimes ends up in a form he's never used before.
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  • Dumbass Has a Point: MINETA of all people is the first to wonder what Izuku suddenly turning from an Earth Pony into a Unicorn was prompted by, and ask what growing a horn has to do with his Quirk/why he would want to grow a horn.
  • Emergency Transformation: Izuku was turned into a pony because of his strain from using One For All to defeat the Zero-Pointer in this universe being even worse than in canon, to the point that it would have been fatal without the spell.
  • Fanboy: Tokoyami is a big fan of Batman in this universe, even before he got his Quirk, though he'd never admit it.
    Tokoyami had seen himself as a laughingstock: a ridiculous, dorky scrawny boy with an equally dorky, bulgy-eyed bird's head stuck on his neck. But this hero had been everything Tokoyami dreamed of being: Dark, suave, cunning, edgy, a hero to make women swoon and villains tremble... a Dark Knight.
  • For Want of a Nail: The Princesses had considered granting the gift of alicornhood to Izuku, but All Might found him first. They kept an eye on him afterward, and when he defeated the Zero-Pointer, the wounds would have been fatal in this universe, prompting them to do it anyway as an Emergency Transformation.
  • Freak Out: Bakugo has several, due to being unable to handle Izuku's transformation. Perhaps the worst is when he realizes the below Morton's Fork situation, where he screams "hate you" at the top of his lungs and fires both of his gauntlets at the ceiling at once.
  • Head Desk: When Bakugo sees Izuku's pony form for the first time he has a bit of a Freak Out and goes out into the hallway and bangs his head on the lockers.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Izuku starts off with no clue how his powers work after his transformation. He doesn't know what he can do as a pony and the ability to switch forms also proves troublesome as he not only doesn't know how that mechanic of his abilities works but also doesn't have prerequisite knowledge of the forms he takes so he doesn't know what they can do. He does start to get some understanding of his powers after Luna uses her powers to access his dreams so the ponies can speak with Izuku directly.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: An interesting case. Momo is aware that to most people, her creation quirk is one of the most coveted you can get, especially since to most folks, the ability to create precious metals and gemstones could easily make them rich quickly. However, as she points out, her problem is that almost everybody in her family has a quirk that could make a poorer man rich, so she considers her quirk redundant.
  • Killed Off for Real: Izuku's pegasus form manages to kill the Noumu by generating a lightning strike so powerful that its head explodes.
  • Mook Horror Show:
    • When Aizawa makes Izuku fight a group of the entry test robots again after becoming a pony, once he realizes how to use some of One For All without hurting himself, his offscreen beatdown of them is so bad that the last one tries to flee.
    • When he and Kirishima end up in the Earthquake zone, Bakugo is ecstatic and goes ballistic on the villains there. They didn't stand a chance. Later, Izuku says that they should probably save the villains from him.
    • When Tokoyami and Koji end up in the Storm/Monsoon zone, the former purposefully breaks the few streetlights and sets Dark Shadow loose on them, while the latter summons all the rats that he can find. Tokoyami notes later that they might need trauma counseling.
  • Morton's Fork: Bakugo, during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, is all set to fight Izuku... until he realizes that he can't win. Despite Izuku's power, he's still a cute little pony, so if Bakugo loses he'll look terrible, but if he wins he'll look worse for beating said pony up. He does not take this realization well.
  • Multiform Balance: The interaction of the Alicornification spell with One For All resulted in Izuku being able to switch between the different types of ponies, each with different strengths and abilities.
  • Pass the Popcorn: The Mane Six and the Princesses during their surveillance of Izuku.
  • Seen It All: There are so many weird Quirks and mutations out there that, after the shock and disbelief of Izuku's transformation into a pony (as well as some horror about him picking a fight with a giant robot on his own) and being filled in on One For All, Inko actually takes the situation fairly well. After all, as the narration points out, in that world the average person probably sees stranger things in a cafeteria lunch line. When Inko sees Izuku's cutie mark (the kanji for "HERO") and asks if words appearing on someone is a normal Quirk, All Might points out that another student has a word bubble for their head.
  • Shipper on Deck: Cadence apparently ships Izuku/Uraraka.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Izuku has to remind himself that Mineta is one of the highest-scoring members of their class when he points out that the attacking villains, with their sheer numbers, probably didn't need to get into the security systems, and that it's more likely have a villain with a Quirk that can mess with electronics. He's proven right, BTW.
  • Spit Take: The reaction to Izuku's fifty-meter dash test being "inconclusive" because he teleported.
  • Super Power Lottery: Aside from the usual suspects amongst the cast, Momo mentions her great grandfather who she claims won the lottery in terms of creation Quirks as he could create "things that didn't exist before he made them" just by knowing what he was creating was supposed to be able to do and its properties. Using his quirk he could make materials that were invaluable to science such as room temperature superconductors and never before seen alloys that he could sell for massive profit. His quirk was what allowed their family to become as wealthy as it is today.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Bakugo may be a jerk, but he has not been handling Izuku's transformation well, even by his standards, and it's fairly obvious to his classmates. But then the villain attack provides him with plenty of acceptable targets...
  • The Unfair Sex: Mineta holds this belief when it comes to dating profiles. If a guy says on a Tinder expy profile that he's not interested in dating overweight women, they'll get called body-shaming pigs, but he's yet to find a woman's profile that doesn't say: '...not interested in short guys'.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Eraserhead turns out to have a phobia of horses from a childhood family vacation, which makes his reactions to Izuku... interesting.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!: After talking to his classmates about their motives for becoming heroes to prepare for the speech he's going to give, Izuku starts to put himself down, feeling like his motivation for becoming a hero is shallow compared to the others. The ponies, Luna, in particular, set him straight.
  • Your Head Asplode: Izuku hits the Nomou with so much lightning at once that it does this.

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