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"For his entire life, Izuku wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Hearing his Idol say he couldn't do it without a Quirk almost broke him. Yet when put into a situation where even other heroes were almost helpless bystanders, he didn't hesitate. And in doing so, he finally awoke what he had longed for."
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A My Hero Academia story by Primordial Vortex (who also wrote Supernova (One Piece), The Black Emperor, and Legend Of The Monkey God) where Izuku awakens his Quirk while saving Bakugo from the Sludge Villain. While Izuku still becomes All-Might protege, he doesn't gain One For All, at Nezu's insistence.

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Can be read here on FanFiction.Net and here on Archive of Our Own.


This fic contains examples of the following tropes, in addition to those already present in the source material:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Momo's and Camie's hero costumes are both unzipped to at least their navels. While Camie likes the look (at least when Mineta isn't leering at her), Momo mentions being somewhat uncomfortable but finding it necessary.
  • Absurd Cutting Power: Izuku's psychic blade can cut through anything, including the Zero Pointer and the ground beneath it, creating a canyon on the testing grounds.
  • Adaptational Badass: Several of the mooks at the USJ are strong enough to nearly defeat the students, as opposed to canon where they amounted to a Red Shirt Army.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change:
    • Izuku is a psychic possessing Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, and blue flames that heal him (hence the title). All Might is dissuaded from giving Izuku "One For All" anyway because not only would the conflicting natures of the Quirks force him to either be subpar in both or ignore one in favor of the other, but it also increases the risk of "One For All" mutating unexpectedly into a power so overwhelming Izuku could never hope to contain it.
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    • Other characters also get changed powers:
      • Bakugou can detonate his explosive sweat from anywhere on his body rather than just sweat from his hands.
      • Uraraka doesn't have to touch herself to change gravity on herself and can increase or decrease gravity rather than just negating it.
      • Iida's Quirk is changed from a mutation type to a transformation type and he can create different kinds of engine pipes from any part of his body.
      • Momo can further alter items she creates so long as she doesn't let go of them.
      • Jirou can produce simple sounds besides just her heartbeat, such as morse code.
      • Kaminari no longer produces electricity as an offensive weapon but instead stores and manipulates electricity (and magnetism to an extent), including using electricity to boost his healing. His weakness is also changed to having significant amounts of water shorting him out and causing painful electric shocks, even having to ground himself to take a shower. Kaminari is also not allowed inside cars lest his electricity accidentally ignites the gasoline. This is essentially the powers and weaknesses the protagonist of the first two inFAMOUS games has.
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  • Adaptation Expansion: Downplayed as it is only a few moments, but the first few paragraphs make it clear why All Might initially didn't think Izuku had what it took to be a Quirkless hero, and that is that Izuku had done nothing to mitigate his Quirklessness. He had not physically conditioned himself and rather was trying to coast on just a dream in his head. While your mileage may vary on the validity of these claims, it is a noted difference to other fics that have All Might coming out as a hypocritical jerkass for also being Quirkless until he received One For All.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Shigaraki was already villainous in canon, here the attack on the USJ was specifically to kill as many students as possible then kill All Might rather than just to kill All Might.
  • Adapted Out: Neither Rikido nor Mashirao are enrolled in U.A. due to the author finding them uninteresting.
  • Age Lift: A mild case. Camie is a year younger than canon, being fifteen rather than sixteen.
  • Amusing Injuries: While apologizing for almost outing Toshinori as All-Might, Inasa bows so forcefully that his forehead dents a mini-fridge, leaving his face bloody.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Kanga-chan has a kangaroo based mutant quirk.
  • Ascended Extra: Inasa and Camie join U.A. in Class 1-A in place of Mashirao and Rikido due to the author finding the former pair much more interesting than the latter. Inasa also befriends Izuku while the latter is training under All Might.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Izuku's shouted "Fuck" is loud enough to be heard over the evacuation alarms going off when the press get onto the school grounds.
  • Bad with the Bone: A villain at the USJ can fire his finger bones like bullets.
  • Blessed with Suck: Blazing-chan can control and absorb fire, the latter of which makes her stronger and tougher. However, she can't create fire and constantly feels like she's freezing unless she absorbs a large amount of fire. She apparently went to prison for arson when she burned a building to escape the constant cold.
  • Blood Knight: Both Inasa and Blazing-chan love the idea of a good fight, though Inasa loses his enthusiasm when it starts going too far.
  • Brown Note: Kurogiri's mere presence interferes with Izuku's teleportation and makes him fall to one knee from a migraine.
  • Cassandra Truth: Nobody believes Mineta when he truthfully insists he didn't mean to grope Reiko.
  • Cast from Stamina: Izuku's healing is physically draining, though he does note that Recovery Girl's Quirk is much more draining than his own.
  • Character Development: Several of the characters have already shown a bit of personal growth.
    • Izuku has already grown quite a bit as a person. While he is still recognizably the Adorkable cinnamon roll from canon, his early friendship with the boisterous, Hot-Blooded Inasa Yoarashi as well as the relatively early development of his own Quirk has given him some much-needed confidence. He is far more comfortable in his own skin and much more willing to speak out and put himself forward. He even manages to break out of his shell a little bit with the ladies of the class. He even accepted First-Name Basis with Mina Ashido (though it took some trying on her part), Tsuyu Asui, and eventually Momo Yaoyorozu. He still blushes iridescent when Mina decides to tease him or get cuddly.
    • Inasa has reined himself in a bit through his friendship with Izuku and occasional tutelage under All Might. Izuku is able to talk him out of rejecting his U.A. acceptance over his issues with Shoto Todoroki.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Izuku lampshades during the Quirk Assessment Tests that almost everyone accomplishes feats that would have broken world records before Quirks existed, even students who don't have physical Quirks.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Aizawa actively discourages this behavior, telling his students to focus on their goals rather than get distracted by every little thing. In his words, "Catching a thief when you were trying to save a child isn't a success."
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Being a harem fic, Izuku is beginning to gain the notice of his female classmates (Momo, Mina, and Camie in particular).
  • Cold Flames: Izuku's healing flames are cool to the touch and can't burn anything.
  • Colony Drop: While fighting Bakugo and Aoyama in an old refinery, Ochaco throws crucibles at them by first removing their gravity then increasing it past normal just before they leave her hands.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • Attempted by Kirishima who ignores Tsuyu and goes straight for the bomb. Sadly, her superior range and mobility let her keep the bomb out of his reach long enough for Jiro to capture him.
    • Sero and Camie functionally defeat Todoroki during the Heroes vs Villains exercise by using their Quirks to trap him after he goes for an illusionary bomb. Izuku lampshades that Todoroki would win a straight-up fight against them, which is a good motivation for the two not to engage him in a straight fight.
  • Combination Attack: Yui and Nirengeki have a combination move where he kicks several pebbles at an opponent then they each use their quirks on the rocks, turning them into boulders flying at much higher speeds than before.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Averted. The students in the Conflagration Zone note they have to find a way out or they'll die of heatstroke without the villains having to do anything. Likewise, the heat of the flames messes with Inasa's control as his attacks keep rising.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Toru and Mineta do the worst of everyone during the physical tests due to relying too heavily on their Quirks. Except for Mineta using his balls for the side-hop challenges, the two are among the worst performances on every test. In contrast, some like Camie also have Quirks useless for the tests but still do well through physical conditioning to make up for it.
  • Cuddle Bug: Mina has a thing for hugging people, Izuku in particular.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Combining Izuku's healing flames and telekinesis creates a fire so hot that water evaporates without even touching it. It also set him on fire and taught Izuku he wasn't fireproof. After All-Might puts him out, Izuku's warned to never even attempt that technique again without close supervision.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Blazing-chan gains a massive power boost from absorbing almost all the fire nearby in the Conflagration Zone, but doing so starts burning her alive from the inside. Even after she's knocked out of her Super Mode, her right arm has been completely burnt off.
  • Determined Defeatist: All-Might praises Momo for this attitude during the Heroes vs Villains exercise after her partner is eliminated, declaring that like all heroes, she faced a situation where she seemingly had no hope of winning but pressed on anyway. While she lost, Momo still came within a hairsbreadth of victory.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Mineta - a Dirty Old Man in a teenager's body - disregards Sero Hanta entirely when attempting to "capture" Camie during their Battle Trial, not-so-secretly hoping to cop a feel. Camie rightfully hits him where it hurts after dodging, and an embarrassed Sero wraps him up.
    • At the USJ, he's distracted by the very voluptuous Kanga-chan and nearly gets himself killed.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: The first time Izuku deliberately uses his telekinesis, he tries to lift a salt shaker and accidentally sends it through the roof.
  • Don't Create a Martyr: All For One warns Shigaraki that merely killing All-Might will turn him into a martyr. Instead, they first have to destroy All-Might's legacy.
  • Door Stopper: Like Vortex's other fics, this one has a ridiculous word count per chapter, averaging out at just over 25,000 words per chapter, give or take an additional few dozen from the author's notes. It is, in fact, a contributing factor for the long periods between updates, along with what he considers an uncooperative muse.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Kurogiri's quirk prevents Izuku's teleportation from working, keeping him from simply teleporting out of the USJ and alerting the faculty to the attack.
  • Dynamic Entry: Kanga-chan reappears after Mineta "defeated" her by leaping onto the scene and kicking him hard enough to send the teen flying.
  • Elemental Absorption: Blazing-chan can absorb fire to grow stronger and tougher, though absorbing too much is lethal for her.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: One villain in the USJ has the ability to turn his body into any material he touches. However, depending on the material, he can't move his joints when transformed.
  • Endearingly Dorky:
    • Iida's attempts to act villainous only make Ochako giggle.
    • Momo is somewhat socially inept but others, especially Izuku and Mina, find her enthusiasm adorable.
  • Epic Fail: Denki's attempt to flirt with Momo goes right over her head.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When a villain at the USJ openly considers raping Yui, another one threatens to kill him, claiming he didn't sign up to work with a pedophile.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: When Kurogiri mocks Izuku for missing with his psychic slash, Izuku corrects him that he was aiming for the USJ door.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: The members of 1A and 1B nearby go ballistic on Kurogiri after he attempts a Portal Cut on Setsuna.
  • Feed It with Fire: Juzo's attempts to stop one villain only make the man larger and stronger as he apparently is fueled by contact with the earth.
  • Feel No Pain: While in her Super Mode, Blazing-chan can't feel her body literally falling apart due to having burnt out her pain receptors.
  • First-Name Basis: Mina is quite insistent others call her by her first name, as is Camie.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Izuku admits that after his match in the Heroes vs Villains exercise, he simply forgot to use his healing flames and went to Recovery Girl instead.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Blazing-chan became a villain because her quirk causes her to feel like she's freezing whenever she's not absorbing fire, resulting in her becoming an arsonist.
    • Kanga-chan was expelled by Aizawa, implied to be on the first day, and grew bitter over it.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Itsuka sympathizes with Kanga-chan but tells the woman that she should have either tried again or applied to a different hero school, rather than becoming a villain.
  • Freudian Slip: Upon seeing Kanga-chan, Mineta declares his wish to be crushed by her thighs.
  • Good Is Not Soft: The various hero students threaten to kill Kurogiri after he attempts to murder Setsuna. Mina in particular keeps one hand on his metal collar and uses the other to drip some of her more potent acids on the ground next to him.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Itsuka defeats Kanga-chan by hitting her with the absorbing villain.
  • Hammerspace:
    • Izuku pulls out a notebook despite his skintight costume having no room for it.
    • Toru somehow hid a glass-cutter on her person even though she's nude.
  • Head Desk: Kyoka bangs her head on the table when Momo's suggestion of plugging one of her jacks into her phone so she has more sound options proves viable, being upset that she never thought of that herself.
  • Healing Factor: Izuku can create healing flames to regenerate but it seems to have a minimum amount of damage it can heal. All-Might has to break one of Izuku's arms for the boy to activate it. By the time he enrolls in U.A., Izuku can activate it at will or keep it from activating.
  • Heroic RRoD: Destroying the Zero Pointer overloads Izuku's Quirk, to the point he feels like his brain has been shoved in a blender.
    • A milder example occurs when Izuku freezes everyone in the cafeteria. After he's done lambasting them, Izuku collapses to the ground.
  • Hidden Depths: Momo is a fan of comic books and mentions the Pstandard Psychic Pstance by name.
  • Hidden Purpose Test: Unlike canon where the Zero Pointer is simply worth no points, here the students are told attacking it will give them an automatic zero on the practical exam. The teachers muse that its real purpose is to see what the applicants will do when facing an enemy where they have nothing to gain and everything to lose. Izuku attacks the Zero Pointer to save Ochako, which earns him the highest score in U.A.'s history.
  • Hollywood Acid: Mina can create acid that will eat through anything, but it's both very tiring and too dangerous to use in a training exercise.
  • Honor Before Reason: Aizawa's main criticism for Ochako and Iida's actions during the Heroes vs Villains exercise is that they continued fighting after they'd already guaranteed their victory rather than retreating and letting the hero team search pointlessly until time ran out.
  • I Know You Know I Know: When pitted against each other in the Heroes vs Villains exercise, Izuku and Momo spend some time thinking up plans and wondering if the other would know about it. Most pointedly, while wondering where to hide the bomb, Izuku and Mina consider hiding it in the largest building available, only for Izuku to think that's too obvious but then ponder that Momo might know it's too obvious and ignore it. Indeed, Momo and Denki initially scout the other buildings first because they thought using the largest warehouse was too obvious.
  • In a Single Bound: Kanga-chan, due to having a kangaroo quirk, can jump incredible distances.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Subverted. Momo unintentionally flaunts her wealth to her classmates but they find her too adorable to be offended by it.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: While in her Super Mode, Blazing-chan fires off a beam of plasma and is explicitly stating as taking the same stance as the Kamehameha wave.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: During the Heroes vs Villains exercise, Aoyama and Bakugo think Iida is fighting them to keep them from finding the bomb hidden within the refinery but he's actually distracting them long enough for Ochako to sneak it out of the building.
  • Kick Chick: Due to her quirk greatly enhancing her legs, Kanga-chan fights predominantly with kicks and stomps, though she also uses her tail at times.
  • Laser Blade: Izuku can channel his psychic power through cloth to create a blade of energy. During the Entrance Exam, he uses his tie and his hero costume has a sash specifically for use to make his psychic blade.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: During the heroes vs villains exercise, Inasa charges in the moment his partner Koda determines where the other team is, causing Koda to be left behind and captured by Shoji.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Mina's acid is extremely corrosive but can't dissolve plastic, which Momo takes advantage of by coating her staff with plastic before engaging her. Subverted when Mina later admits she can make Hollywood Acid if she pushes herself, but she felt it was too dangerous to do so for a training exercise.
    • Momo's Quirk lets her create nearly anything, but creating too many objects simply gives Izuku more ammo for his telekinesis. When she tries to trip him up with ball bearings like she did Mina, Izuku simply launches all of them at her like buckshot.
    • Toru's invisibility is worthless against Jiro's super hearing. Jiro's own weakness, loud noises drowning out all other sounds, is brought up but she already trained to overcome it by the time someone tried to utilize it.
    • Mineta's sticky balls share some traits with rubber and thus don't function properly at high temperatures.
      • His sticky balls are also good for trapping someone but if they're strong enough, they'll just rip away whatever they're stuck to. Kanga-chan gets stuck to the road after landing on several of Mineta's balls but simply rips herself free, leaving her with bits of asphalt stuck to her body.
    • Because warm air rises, Inasa has trouble controlling his wind in the Conflagration Zone where he's surrounded by fires.
    • The absorbing villain can't move any joints that are transformed. As such, he quickly takes to only transforming his fists and feet.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: The idea of her classmates coming to her house has Momo thinking to herself that she "feels like she finally has friends".
  • Loophole Abuse: Ochako secures the win for herself and Iida during the Heroes vs Villains exercise by taking the bomb outside of the building that was the testing site. All-Might praises her ingenuity in doing so, then says it's no longer allowed in future matches.
  • Master of None: Becoming this is why Izuku doesn't get One For All. Izuku's own quirk of telekinesis and telepathy has no common ground with One For All's super strength and toughness, which means, as Nedzu put it, Izuku would either have to forsake one quirk to focus on the other or work on each and be mediocre at both.
  • Megaton Punch: At the USJ, Itsuka enlarges her fist until it's several times the size of her entire body to punch a villain who injured Reiko.
  • Murderous Thighs: After Mineta has a Freudian Slip, Kanga-chan attempts to crush him between her thighs.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Todoroki is horrified when he loses his temper and lashes out with a massive amount of ice during the Heroes vs Villains exercise. Even with his quick action melting the ice, he still badly injured his classmates, including breaking several of Camie's ribs. Afterwards, the one thing keeping his reputation above Bakugo's is that he obviously didn't intend to go as far as he did and was disgusted with himself.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mineta twice in chapter 5.
    • First, his reflexive groping of Reiko distracts her and Sen long enough for a villain to crack her ribs.
    • Second, trying to help capture a villain instead causes all the debris Reiko is pelting him with to stick together, giving the villain an Improvised Weapon.
  • No Social Skills: Momo is a downplayed example, completely missing Denki's innuendo when they're teamed up and unintentionally flaunting her wealth to her friends.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Lampshaded by Juzo who notes that if quirks followed actual physics, him softening the ground wouldn't matter as they'd still die from the height they fell from.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: After Ochako and Iida win the Heroes vs Villains exercise by taking the bomb outside of the testing site, All Might says future attempts to do so will result in disqualification.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Mineta at the USJ when he sees Kanga-chan jump into the side of a building and tilt it.
    • Inasa when Blazing-chan absorbs so much fire that the temperature in the Conflagration Zone starts noticeably dropping.
    • Inasa again as he realizes Blazing-chan is about to launch a stream of plasma at him.
  • Once Is Not Enough: Izuku's belief he'd taken out Kaminari during the Heroes vs Villains exercise allows the latter to launch a sneak attack that almost takes Izuku out of the match. The next day Aizawa warns him that sort of thing has ended a great number of careers and to make sure his opponent is really down next time.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: A villain Inasa fights at the USJ refuses to give out her name and instead accepts his nickname for her "Blazing-chan".
  • People Puppets: After Kaminari's attack fries Izuku's nervous system, he uses his telekinesis to control his own body.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: After Mineta gropes Kanga-chan's butt while fighting her, she stops joking around and becomes completely serious about murdering him.
  • Playing with Fire: Two different villains at the USJ.
    • Blazing-chan can manipulate and absorb fire which empowers her.
    • An unnamed villain can teleport between flames.
  • Plug 'n' Play Friends: Setsuna and Mina become great friends almost instantly due to their similar senses of humor.
  • Portal Cut: Kurogiri attempts one during the attack on the USJ, but happened to choose Setsuna, who activated her quirk and survived unharmed.
  • Power Incontinence: It took Izuku getting purposefully injured by All Might to learn how to activate his Healing Factor at will. In addition, due to it being Cast from Stamina he also had to learn how to **not** let it activate when he didn't want it to.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Aizawa praises students who know when to ignore villains in favor of completing their task, such as Kirishima not bothering to fight Tsuyu and instead heading straight for the bomb. As Aizawa states, a hero's first job is saving people, not fighting villains.
  • Precision F-Strike: When the evacuation alarm sounds during lunch, several students are almost trampled, causing Izuku to freeze everyone in place and start yelling at them.
    Izuku: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU ALL DOING?! ARE YOU HEROES IN TRAINING OR A BUNCH OF STAMPEDING IDIOTS?! CAN'T YOU SEE YOU'RE HURTING EACH OTHER?! YOU ALMOST CRUSHED ONE OF MY CLASSMATES!
  • Properly Paranoid: Izuku, Momo, Itsuka, and Setsuna theorize that the media break-in could have been part of a villain attack and warn the rest of their classes to be on guard. As they are currently en route to the USJ, they're completely correct.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • After both Bakugo and Todoroki unleash massive, uncontrolled attacks during the heroes vs villains exercise, All-Might explains that such attacks are a terrible idea indoors for both heroes and villains. Besides the greater risk of injuring yourself or your allies, villains run the risk of destroying their own stronghold while heroes get faced with massive property damage they're obligated to pay for.
      • Bakugo and Todoroki are both on thin ice for using such attacks against classmates. Todoroki gets off relatively lightly because he's obviously horrified at his loss of control but is still assigned detention and required to write a three-page essay on what he did wrong. Bakugo is warned that one more incident will likely result in his expulsion.
    • Todoroki proves to be over-confident in his own ability and assumes his overwhelming power will earn him an easy win in the heroes vs villains exercise. He quickly loses because he disregarded that both his opponents have Quirks best used for support and deception. While he broke free of Sero's and Camie's trap, All-Might remarks that against real villains, he'd have likely gotten his throat slit the moment he was captured.
    • Ochako points out that Momo's Quirk can't be converting her body fat into mass as, during the Quirk Assessment, she made a canon that weighed at least a few times as much as she did.
    • During the panicked evacuation after the media gets onto school grounds, the invisible Toru is nearly trampled since no one can spot her after she's knocked down.
    • After Mineta blatantly tries to grope Camie, Aizawa warns him that one more incident will result in his expulsion. Similarly, during the USJ when Mineta accidentally gropes Reiko on reflex, she and the other students are not happy about it, especially when it allows a villain to injure her.
  • Reflexive Response: When Mineta runs into Reiko and Sen during the attack on the USJ, he reflexively gropes Reiko once he's close enough.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • A villain who can teleport via fire is also fireproof.
    • Blazing-chan is almost immune to fire. Absorbing enough will overload her resistance and cause her to start cooking from the inside.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: When Izuku yells at the panicking students whether they're heroes in training or "a bunch of stampeding idiots", several of them point out that they're business students.
  • Rocket Punch: One of the unnamed villains at the USJ can launch his fists like rockets.
  • Save the Villain: Inasa attempts to stop Blazing-chan from using her Deadly Upgrade once he realizes it's cooking her from the inside. Even after defeating her, he's near tears from the fact she's been permanently crippled.
  • Sex Is Violence: During their fight, Blazing-chan asks if Inasa wants to have sex when they're done due to how worked up she's getting.
  • Ship Tease: Mina frequently cuddles Izuku, even referring to him as her "cuddle buddy" at one point, on top of him being one of only two people she's nicknamed. Meanwhile, Izuku and Momo tend to make eye contact then look away while blushing.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Skewed Priorities: Neito keeps trash talking 1A even when they're all fighting off villains at the USJ.
  • Slasher Smile: Blazing-chan sports one after she transforms into her Super Mode.
  • Smoldering Shoes: Neito's attack that combines Yui's and Tsuburaba's quirks knocks a villain out of his shoes entirely.
  • Spoiled Sweet: When planning to hang out at her house, Momo asks what everyone's favorite tea is and offers to have the butlers run to the store to buy it if she doesn't have it in stock.
  • invokedSquick: Kyoka is grossed out by a villain who fires his finger bones at her.
  • Superpower Lottery: Izuku is a psychic who initially has only telekinesis and healing flames but by the entrance exam has also gained telepathy and teleportation, giving him power at least on par with Todoroki and similar versatility to Momo.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: When Kanga-chan rants about how a cowardly pervert like Mineta was allowed in the hero course but she was expelled, Itsuka admits that she understands where the older woman is coming from, even if she doesn't agree with her.
  • Teleport Spam: One villain at the USJ can teleport via fire.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: At the USJ, Mineta accidentally gropes Reiko on reflex.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Izuku's telekinesis first awakens when he desperately tries to save Bakugo from the Sludge Villain. His healing activates shortly after when said villain stabs him in the shoulder.
  • Volcanic Veins: Blazing-chan's veins glow like fire when in her Super Mode.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: When paired up for the heroes vs villains exercise, Bakugo and Aoyama spend more time arguing with each other than actually trying to complete the exercise.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Momo is surprised to find herself jealous of Mina when the latter cuddles Izuku.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Both Bakugo and Todoroki are lectured for using attacks that could seriously maim or even kill their classmates during the Heroes vs Villains exercise. Todoroki gets off a bit lighter due to his obvious horror at what he almost did and that, unlike Bakugo, he lost control and lashed out rather than deliberately almost maiming a classmate.
    • Mineta is chewed out by Inasa, Itsuka, and Sen for groping Reiko in the middle of a life or death situation, especially because her distraction got her injured by a villain.
  • Willfully Weak: Mina holds back when creating her acid, citing that her strongest acid is dangerous even to her and she can shower with acid that others need a hazmat suit to even approach.
  • Wrong Assumption: Momo assumes that Mina's acid can't melt through plastic, much like normal acids. Mina later tells her she can create acid that will melt anything but it's too dangerous for training purposes. Aizawa later reminds Momo that Quirks tend to operate on their own logic so you can't assume you understand someone's powers from basic information.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Izuku attempts this by combining his healing flames with his telekinesis. All he accomplishes is setting himself on fire.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Momo starts doubting herself after Izuku defeats her, only for both Izuku and All-Might to list everything she did during the heroes vs villains exercise, with Izuku insisting she be named MVP of the match.
    • She gets another dose when everyone is discussing their Quirks and she's reassured that unless she had a brain-enhancing Quirk, it'd be impossible for her to remember formulas to create objects faster than she already does. The others also point out that Momo not only made a fully charged battery but a pair of drones and tablets that were already fully programmed when she created them.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Inasa tries to tell Blazing-chan she could have been a great hero, but she disagrees, stating she can only manipulate and absorb pre-existing fire. In her words, she can't be a hero if she's the one starting fires.

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