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This thing ― had been with him for long as he knew. The little voice inside his mind, the feeling of eyes watching from behind, the shadows he thought he saw pass his way. But, he could never explain what it was.

Midoriya Izuku was the boy chosen by All Might to be the next wielder of One for All, but that wasn't the only thing he was chosen for.

Otherworld is a My Hero Academia fanfiction written by INeedTheraphy (ekhoslock). It can be found here.


Spoilers are unmarked.

Otherworld provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In canon, Izuku is born quirkless, but eventually meets All Might and inherits One for All. Here, he has a sentient quirk that he's had for his entire life. The tags reveal he will eventually inherit One for All.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Enéa is shown to be quite overprotective of Izuku.

  • Eldritch Location: Izuku ends up there in chapter 2 and ends up 'dying' there before going back to the real world.

  • Evil Twin: Though not related by blood, Enéa is essentially this to Izuku. He is described as having black hair and red eyes.

  • Hearing Voices: A flashback of Izuku's shows that he has been hearing Enéa's voice since childhood.

  • Lovecraftian Superpower: The entire premise of the fic is Izuku having an Eldritch quirk.

  • Slasher Smile: Enéa's smile is described as this.

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  • Unknown Character: Polemos, who is mentioned a few times. She is shown in a flashback to be Izuku's mentor, but that's about it.