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After his dream is finally crushed, Izuku isn't quite sure there's anything left for him to live for, but... he can't exactly kill himself either, not without hurting the people he cares the most about. So, when he realizes that the quirkless can't technically be vigilantes, it seems like the best of both worlds. He'll be able to save people even without being a hero and, if he happens to die while he’s at it... well, like Kacchan said, maybe he'd be born with a quirk in the next life.


Viridian: The Green Guide is a My Hero Academia fanfic by myheadinthecloudsnotcomingdown. It is the third part in the For The Want of a Nail fanfic series (after Mastermind: Strategist for Hire and Deku? I think he's some pro..., but before Cheat Code: Support Strategist) and can be read on Archive of Our Own here.

Not to be confused with Viridian, a fic by a different author.

Tropes in this fic include:

  • Abuse Mistake: A milder and more realistic example. When Inko brings Izuku into the hospital with several bruises and a broken arm, both give a different story to the doctor. After his x-ray, Izuku's asked if Inko is abusing him, though the doctor accepts his vehement insistence that she isn't.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Izuku figured out that the artificial bee he found would be robot-like enough to be hacked, not knowing that it was Quirk-created.
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  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Izuku. He had confidence issues in canon, but here, Izuku blatantly thinks he's complete garbage both as a person and as a son. It's to the point where literally the only reason Izuku hasn't killed himself yet is because he's worried it'd hurt Bakugou's chances of becoming a hero.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance:
    • Amplifier first appears during Izuku's first night as a vigilante, whilst in canon she didn't appear until My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
    • Kaminari first appears working at a hardware store whilst Izuku is shopping for weapons, whilst in canon he doesn't appear until Izuku enters U.A.
    • Izuku meets Tsuyu sometime between New Years and the start of U.A.
    • The vestiges of the Torchbearers within One for All show up after Kaminari accidentally overloads himself during the Heroes vs Villains training due to getting One for All a few moments earlier.
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  • Adaptational Intelligence: Whilst Izuku did quite well in school in canon, here he aces the entrance exam for an online school, then gets excellent scores in his online courses and finishes the finals far quicker than he expected. It's strongly implied Izuku had been sabotaging himself due to his poor self-esteem back at Aldera.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Bakugou's character development begins much earlier than in canon; after a Heel Realization, he ends up volunteering at a villain rehabilitation center to learn how to be a better person.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In canon, Kaminari is shown being strictly into girls, here he's bisexual.
  • Adult Fear: Aizawa doesn't like the fact that Viridian has been a target of bullying and is potentially suicidal, and ends up fearing the worst after he seemingly disappears.
  • Adults Are Useless: Downplayed. Those outside of Izuku's school certainly care, but the faculty at Aldera will do absolutely nothing about children being bullied. The first time Katsuki stood up for another student to keep them from being bullied, the principal tried to dissuade him, saying Katsuki had more important things to do.
  • Alliterative Name: The Pro-Heroes who have interacted with Izuku so far have been calling him "The Green Guide".
    Aizawa: The Green Guide? Seriously? They couldn’t think of anything less obvious?
    Tsukauchi: Well, the kid wears green and leads them to crimes in progress. I don't know, the alliteration is kinda catchy.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Aizawa gets angry with Viridian when the latter insists on trying to help with the Trigger investigation, but it's only because Aizawa knows the stakes and how dangerous it would be for him to get involved.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "Viridian, you're suicidal, aren't you?"
  • Ascended Extra: In the MHA canon, Amplifier was a pro-hero that only makes a one-scene appearance in My Hero Academia: Two Heroes as an announcer to the "Villain Attack" attraction for the I-Expo's Early Access Event. Here, she is the first pro who encounters Izuku when he begins his vigilante career. It is through her that the various local heroes learn about him and come to see him as an early warning system for nearby-crimes. She also runs a villain rehabilitation centre, which Bakugou attends after his Heel Realization.
  • Attempted Rape: Izuku stumbles upon a man with a mole quirk attempting to rape Hina Yu two weeks into his life as a vigilante; rather than try to get another Hero's attention, like usual, he ends up intervening, beating the would-be rapist unconscious.
  • Badass Normal: Whilst Quirkless, Izuku has managed to fight off a man with a mole quirk attempting to rape someone two weeks into his Vigilante career, along with helping Eraserhead take down a Trigger user with a crab Quirk.
  • Black and White Insanity: In Endeavor's eyes, vigilantes are no different than the criminals they supposedly stand against, and he thinks absolutely nothing of attempting to burn Viridian alive when they cross paths.
  • Blatant Lies: Eraserhead questions Viridian on how he's unharmed by Queen Bee's quirk-based venoms. Viridian's response is a nervous claims that he wasn't stung at all. Eraserhead appears to believe him, but later tells Nedzu he knows Viridian was lying.
  • Boring, but Practical: Izuku's first two weeks as a vigilante consist entirely of heckling heroes until they chase him towards a crime he spotted earlier. While certainly not glamorous, it does help people and Izuku currently has neither the skills nor physical fitness to fight villains himself.
  • Brats with Slingshots: When looking for things to use as vigilante weapons at a hardware store, Izuku comes across the store's display of hunting slingshots. He decides to buy one, and purchases a large number of marbles in bulk at a toy store to use as ammunition.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All for One has Endeavor captured, drugged with Trigger and brainwashed so he will fight non-stop until he kills Viridian, and then stuffed with so many fire Quirks that he can produce a lot more fire, at the cost of only having a few days of life.
  • Call-Back: It's implied that the villain with tentacles on his head that Izuku fought with Aizawa is the same tentacle-headed villain that's in the Villain Rehabilitation program Katsuki joins.
  • Calling Card: Subverted with Izuku's marbles. While Amplifier initially thinks this, Aizawa points out that Viridian probably just picked marbles as ammo for his slingshot.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Denki ends up slipping and revealing to Izuku that All Might offered him One for All.
  • Cheap Costume: Izuku's Vigilante costume is nothing more than a dark-green hoodie, a black long-sleeved shirt, a pair of black ripped jeans, green-tinted goggles that are Quirk-enhanced to not color the wearer's vision, and his sneakers. He humored the idea of using his hero-merch to disguise himself, but he already knows that that is the Crawler's thing and he doesn't want to make him look bad by accident. In Chapter 7, Izuku added a dark-green tool waist apron to his costume to safely and securely store his new weapons on his body.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: During the New Year's attack, Izuku makes note of a couple with frog Quirks he saves. These turn out to be Ganma and Beru Asui, who are also Inko's co-workers.
    • Shortly after they first start hanging out, Kaminari takes Izuku to a cafe. Their waitress has an eyepatch and is offhandedly mentioned as having her personality change somewhat after her accident. Izuku learns in chapter 51 that Queen Bee enters teenager girls' heads through their eye sockets and takes control of them. Said waitress is Queen Bee's current host.
  • Content Warnings:
    • Chapter 4 features a trigger warning for sexual assault due to the Attempted Rape on Hina Yu.
    • Chapter 35, meanwhile, warns about the beginning being quite dark, given it looked into Izuku's thought process.
  • Continuity Nod: Viridian remarks on the fight against Queen Bee in Naruhata, which Eraserhead was heavily involved with. It turns out to be Foreshadowing, as Queen Bee is still active and Izuku ends up crossing paths with her.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Some time after Izuku saves them on New Year's Eve as Viridian, he meets Tsuyu's parents. As Izuku's leaving Ganma, Tsuyu's father, softly thanks him then elaborates he means for the cookies Inko baked. As Ganma seemingly recognized him earlier, Izuku's pretty sure it wasn't about the cookies.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: Izuku tells Kaminari that his various injuries come from accidents while performing parkour.
  • Death Seeker: Izuku's vigilante activities are partially out of a desire to die but an unwillingness to directly kill himself.
  • Death by Adaptation: Endeavor dies shortly after his attempt to kill Viridian fails, with the media reporting on it as being a result of tainted Quirk-enhancing drugs but actually caused because All for One stuffed him with multiple Quirks.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Izuku's attempt to make Rock Lock follow him to a robbery almost fails because the man doesn't see a point in chasing after some punk who threw a rock at him. Luckily, Amplifier was with him and knows Izuku is trying to lead them to a crime.
  • Didn't Think This Through: After the New Year's attack, Izuku only gets basic first aid from Kaminari before going to bed. The next morning, he thinks about what a horrible idea that was, largely due to the sheer amount of pain he's in from his injuries.
    • All Might acknowledges that giving One for All to Kaminari just before the Heroes vs Villains training class was a very dumb idea.
  • Disability Immunity: Izuku's quirklessness means that he's completely unaffacted by Queen Bee's venom, which is made to target quirk factors.
  • Don't Tell Mama: Izuku doesn't want his mother to find out about his new vigilante life because he doesn't want to worry her.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Dabi is mentioned as one of the people protesting Endeavor after his actions during the New Year's Eve attack.
    • Aizawa, Denki, and Rocklock all make appearances before U.A. starts as opposed to the first day of U.A. and the Internship Arc respectively.
    • Tsuyu's parents were in the club the berserker villain attacked on New Years Eve.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Eraserhead believes that Viridian has some kind of invulnerability Quirk, based on how he manages to get out of so much trouble and All for One's apparent interest in him.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: While brainstorming ways to help Kaminari with his Quirk, Izuku realizes that they've been going at it from the wrong direction. Rather than trying to shoot his electricity through the air, Kaminari should focus on electrifying his body, allowing him to act as a human taser.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Bakugou is completely disgusted when the principal suspends Izuku for getting beaten up so badly his arm broke. It helps solidify his Heel Realization.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all his cruelty, All For One did genuinely care for his younger brother and mourned his death.
  • Famed in Story:
    • Downplayed. While "Viridian" isn't well known to the public, he's become fairly famous among Pro Heroes. Ingenium even comments that his marbles are collector's items in the hero community. Then he gets filmed saving the people attending a New Year's Eve party from a berserker villain and becomes famous all over Japan. Izuku complains in chapter 51 that he couldn't replace his hoodie or marbles because everyone's buying them. He lampshades that everyone has bought up green marbles because of Viridian, leaving none for the actual Viridian to use.
    • Another example, though only among villains and vigilantes, is Katsuki. Because Stain decided to spare someone he thought could become a "True Hero" one day, everyone started spreading rumors, not knowing much beyond the boy's name apparently being Kacchan. Naturally, Katsuki is appalled to learn this.
  • First-Name Basis: Denki insists that he should have the right to call Izuku by his first name after he helps him patch up his 'parkour' injuries.
  • For Want of a Nail: Izuku doesn't receive One For All from All Might. While in Mastermind this pushed him into villainy and Deku? led to him becoming an analyst for heroes and a hero-course student by recommendation, this incarnation of Izuku took the middle-ground and becomes a Vigilante Man.
    • All Might ends up choosing Kaminari as his successor.
  • For the Evulz: Half of All For One's plans are made for the sake of combating his boredom that built over centuries of being alive.
  • Go Look at the Distraction: Part of Izuku's plan to stop Berserker!Endeavor consists of getting him into a building and then pelt him with marbles from different directions to keep him distracted and inside. Thanks to the collaboration of several Pro-Heroes that were already on scene, Izuku's plan works.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: The tinted goggles Izuku finds at a costume shop are Quirk-enhanced to not color the wearer's vision while wearing them, which is why he buys them for his Vigilante costume.
  • Heel Realization: Bakugou comes to realise how much of a bully he's been to Izuku after watching an interview where All Might calls out Endeavor for insulting his fans. It isn't until Izuku gets suspended after being beaten by a group of kids does it occur to him that he has been behaving more like a villain and that the school has been enabling such behavior.
  • Hero Does Public Service: After his Heel Realization, Bakugou takes to volunteering at a villain rehabilitation center, partially because it looks good on his application to U.A. but largely because he's trying to learn how to properly be a hero.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Endeavor uses his fire generation powers to attack both Viridian and the berserker in the New Year's Eve party, not caring about the many people that are still inside the building in his clear attempt to kill or seriously injure Viridian. The fire also causes enough damage that it collapses, trapping and perhaps killing several people.
  • Heroic BSoD: Izuku falls into one after discovering that he indirectly caused the death of Queen Bee's host. Aizawa has to force him to promise he will stay alive.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Played for Drama. Aizawa is shocked that Viridian, who he can tell is a smart and resourceful kid, considers himself stupid, which makes him deduce (correctly) that he was the target of bullies that really did a number on his self-esteem.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Izuku's plan to defeat Berserker!Endeavor is to get him into a building and then keep him there - the flames Endeavor produces (which get boosted due to the multiple Quirks he has) end up heating the air within the building so much that his natural resistance is overwhelmed, dehydrating him.
  • Idiot Ball: Izuku's passively suicidal tendancies lead to him picking this up whilst fighting a Trigger user with a crab Quirk, running in up close to hit him with his pipes rather than using his slingshot.
  • I Hate Past Me: After his Heel Realization, Bakugou comes to hate himself for how he used to act.
    • Played for Laughs when Izuku decides that he hates his yesterday self for getting minimal first aid for his multiple injuries instead of going to a hospital.
  • Improvised Weapon: When Izuku is fighting somebody who was about to rape a reporter, he uses the pencil in his back pocket and a random tin can of beans as makeshift weapons. He later upgrades to a box-cutter and some wooden dowels (and a soup can). In Chapter 7, Izuku buys an actual knife and a slingshot from a hardware store, but he still buys two 30cm long pipes to use as fighting batons. Izuku also gets marbles to use as his slingshot ammunition instead of steel-shot ammo because the marbles were cheaper and he was uncomfortable with the idea that shooting steel-shot was potentially as lethal as using a gun. The heroes think he may have picked pipes as his weapon because they are harder to track.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Aizawa tries to keep Viridian out of the Trigger investigation by pointing out he should be worrying more for making plans with his friends - hitting one of Izuku's buttons.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Izuku's horrible self esteem causes him to jump through a lot of mental hoops to explain away a lot of his positive encounters with others, such as Aizawa being relieved he's still alive after Izuku ran off with serious injuries or Aizawa complimenting his analysis skills. For the former, Izuku just assumes he's terrible at reading expressions and for the latter, he decides Aizawa was lying to make him feel better even though he knows of the man's Brutal Honesty tendencies.
  • In the Hood: Izuku uses the hood on his Cheap Costume combined with the goggles to hide most of his head from villains and Pro-Heroes during his Vigilante work.
  • Interrupted Cooldown Hug: Katsuki has just managed to calm Ogawa down from his rampage by promising to help him, when Queen Bee sends an entire swarm of poison filled bees to off them.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: After Aizawa tries to capture him to get him into the rehabilitation program, Izuku manages to run fast enough to reach a point with two possible escape paths without the Hero seeing which path he chose. Aizawa hears a marble bouncing off one of them, and picks the other path, thinking that Izuku was just trying to invoke Go Look at the Distraction - only for Izuku to have actually picked the first path.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Apparently Izuku learned at the early age of nine not to report the constant bullying he (and his fellow classmates) is subjected to because when he tried to do that, he was given detention for "being a troublemaker".
    • Then, after he obviously gets a beating from a bunch of bullies at school - which leave multiple bruises and a broken arm - the school headmaster has the gall to suspend Izuku for two weeks, claiming that Izuku was the one that attacked the bullies, who just "defended" themselves and thus don't get punished. Unsurprisingly, Inko pulls Izuku out of the school that same day. Even Bakugou realizes how dumb this was after the fact.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • As Izuku finds out, the Quirkless technically cannot be vigilantes, as vigilantism as defined by the law is to use one's quirk similar to a pro-hero without a hero license.
    • When the police first learn about the new vigilante, they can't officially call Izuku that yet because he hasn't fought any villains; he just alerted Pro-Heroes to crimes-in-progress so they can deal with the villains.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: As he is outright suicidal, Izuku is just shy of eager to throw himself into situations where he'll likely die, even if it isn't strictly necessary. The two things that keep him fighting rather than letting a villain kill him are trying to save said villain's victim(s) and worrying that his death might somehow hurt Bakugo's chances at becoming a hero.
  • Master of Delusion: Izuku is very good at convincing himself that he's below average and that serious injuries are nothing to worry about. Not only does he brush off Eraserhead's sincere praise of his analytical abilities, Izuku convinces himself that his arm which is visibly bent in the middle of his forearm isn't broken.
  • Meaningful Background Event: In Chapter 6, a thug complains about the flies flying around him and his group and biting them. Shortly after, they all go berserk, showing signs of being affected by Trigger, even though Izuku did not see them shooting up or smoking. He later realizes that there should have been no flies, because it was night and they should have been asleep. He later realizes that the "flies" were actually the delivery system for Trigger.
  • Mega Twintails: Akiko, one of the members of a villain rehabilitation group, has massive pigtails which she can use to drill through almost anything.
  • Memetic Mutation: Viridian becomes a source of memes in-universe after the New Year's attack, particularly a video of him punching a bouncer in the crotch.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The unnamed ponytailed reporter that harassed the students before the USJ attack is given the name Hina Yu.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Izuku's investigation into Queen Bee causes the villain to abandon her current host and kill her, something Izuku learns almost immediately afterwards - and gives her the chance to infiltrate U.A. as a student.
  • No-Sell: being Quirkless, Izuku is totally immune to the Quirk-burning poison contained by the bees which attacked Bakugo, Ogawa and Eraserhead. Next chapter revals that he didn't even realize the bees were injecting him poison.
  • No Social Skills: Izuku struggles over how to make friends when prompted by Eraserhead.
  • Not So Above It All: Iida gets a moment or two likes this.
    “Please refrain from comparing our classmates to animals.” Iida reprimanded. “Bakugo is a human, not a hedgehog or a pomeranian no matter how apt those comparisons may be!”
  • Oblivious Guilt Slinging: Bakugou's attempts to apologize to Izuku fall flat when Izuku tries justifying them and saying that it wasn't really that bad. Rather than reassuring Bakugou, this just reveals how the bullying when far past physical injury and caused emotional injuries as well.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Downplayed. When Aizawa offers Izuku the chance to become a Pro Hero through a rehabilitation program, Izuku rejects the offer, since he is not a vigilante and that "people like [him]" can't become Heroes. Aizawa believes Izuku is just engaging in Heroic Self-Deprecation in the aftermath of the fiasco with Queen Bee, but Izuku is actually speaking of the fact that he's Quirkless (meaning that (a) he cannot be actually accused of being a vigilante and (b) per All Might's words, it would be too dangerous for him to be a hero).
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Dabi knows that Endeavor, for all that he was a complete asshole, he would have never resorted to Quirk-enhancing drugs as the media reports - he easily realizes that the "villain factory" is behind it.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Kaminari lampshades that Izuku seems like the sort whose brain goes so fast that they have trouble making themselves understood as their mouth can't keep up. It takes some time for Izuku to explain his revelation regarding Kaminari's Quirk because of this.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Izuku sets out to become a vigilante but quickly learns he has no actual relevant skills and is forced to bring heroes to the crimes he finds.
    • When Izuku is brought into the hospital with obvious signs of someone beating him and presenting a different story than his mother, the doctors take the time to ask him if he's being abused by his mother.
    • Endeavor's needlessly brutal attack against Viridian not only almost kills him, it traps people inside and ends up causing enough damage to collapse the building.
  • Secret Keeper: It's heavily implied that Beru and Ganma have recognized Izuku as the vigilante Viridian, but choose not to mention it in gratefulness for him saving them at the New Year's party.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Izuku simply can't see his intelligence and general ability even when told about it by Eraserhead. It's not until Izuku blazes through an entire semester's worth of online classes in two weeks that he starts to think he might actually be smart.
  • Shown Their Work: When Izuku is doing first-aid on a cashier who got severe electrical burns in a villain attack during the third chapter, the still-conscious cashier asks the vigilante why he's using cold water instead of ice to treat the burns. Izuku explains to him that using ice would either shock his system from the sudden and extreme temperature change or the ice would numb the burn so much that nobody could tell if there was further damage.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: After Katsuki starts protecting the other bullied schoolkids, following his Heel Realization, the principal tries to dissuade him from doing so, claiming that he should instead be "focused on preparing for UA". Bakugou's response is to Death Glare at the man and state flat out:
    Bakugou: I am preparing for UA.
  • Signature Move: Aizawa realizes Kaminari knows Viridian because some of his moves during the Entrance Exam heavily resemble the vigilante's. He initially thought he was Viridian, but is quickly disabused of this idea when he speaks with him and Kaminari doesn't react as expected.
  • Skewed Priorities: The only real thing keeping Izuku from killing himself or letting himself die in a villain attack is that it might negatively affect Bakugou's chances of becoming a hero. How horribly his death would devastate his mother doesn't even cross his mind since he thinks she will be happier after he's gone.
  • Spiritual Antithesis: The story at large acts as a middle-ground Take a Third Option Foil for the other two stories in the "For The Want of a Nail" fanfic series. In Mastermind: Strategist for Hire Izuku becomes a villain, in Deku? I think he's some pro... Izuku becomes the first Quirkless Pro-Hero in-training, and in this story, Izuku becomes a Vigilante (while taking advantage of the fact that the Quirkless technically can't be vigilantes) so he can still help save people without becoming a Pro-Hero.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Having to dodge Pros all the time, Izuku has become really good at the disappearing act, capable of vanishing in the smallest shadow before Heroes and policemen can react.
  • Taught by Experience: Izuku knows how to treat severe burns because he's had to treat his own burns before.
  • Tempting Fate: When Aizawa first learns about "the Green Guide" vigilante and how he's most likely a teenager, he hopes that the kid keeps alerting the Pro-Heroes to crimes instead of fighting Villains himself because it's very likely he'll get killed if he ends up getting dragged into a fight with a Villain. Izuku ends up fighting a rapist to save a reporter named Hina Yu that very night.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Dabi states that only he is allowed to kill Endeavor and goes on the war path against All for One and the Villian Factory when they cause Endeavor to go missing.
  • Title Drop: Early in Chapter 4, Tsukauchi mentions to Shota that the heroes who encountered Izuku call him "The Green Guide". Later, after Izuku saves Hina Yu from being raped, Hina decides to name him Viridian for her news article about him.
  • Take a Third Option: In his first deliberate act as a vigilante, Izuku comes across a mugger in an alleyway. Not having the experience, skills or fighting spirit to take him on himself, he couldn't just leave a helpless bystander at the mugger's hands either. So instead, he heckles the pro-hero Amplifier into following him into the alleyway, managing to slip away when Amplifier noticed the crime occurring and watching the battle from a safe distance.
  • Twice Shy: After becoming friends, Izuku and Kaminari have some trouble accepting that the other still likes them despite their faults.
  • Un-Sorcerer: Izuku remains this unlike in canon, as All Might doesn't give Izuku One For All.
  • Utility Belt: Izuku finds a dark-green tool waist apron at a hardware store during Chapter 7, and decides to use it to safely carry and store his vigilante weapons.
  • Vigilante Man: Izuku becomes this because he can still help people this way and because vigilantism is defined as using your quirk like a Pro-Hero if you don't have a license, which means that with Izuku being quirkless he can't be busted for being a vigilante.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 4 is when Izuku has his first official fight as a vigilante, impulsively getting the criminal's attention when he realizes that his victim would get raped if he left to find a hero. After saving her, the would-be victim Hina Yu contacts the paper she works at and gives him his new name Viridian.
    • Chapter 6, where Izuku finds out for the first time about Trigger, and unknowingly finds out an important clue about how the Villains are hooking people up on it.
    • Chapter 44, where Izuku stops a villain attacking a New Year's celebration (with the implication that the villain has been sent by Queen Bee to kill Izuku) but almost dies when Endeavor deliberately attacks him with his Quirk even though he can tell he's a teenager. This segues into Chapter 45, where Viridian becomes famous in Japan after he gets filmed rescuing people, while Endeavor takes a huge hit for his reckless attack on Viridian, which also caused the building to collapse while there were still people inside.
    • Chapter 51, Izuku learns more about Queen Bee, including that her current host is the waitress Kaminari likes to flirt with. Or at least, she was. Izuku investigating Queen Bee caused her to take a new host and abandon the old one.
    • Chapter 60 confirms that Queen Bee's trying to enter UA as a student and that All for One has plans for Endeavor, who ends up going missing in the next chapter - where Dabi learns about that and the villain factory.
    • Chapter 69 has Aizawa suspect that Kaminari knows Viridian, Recovery Girl mentions students being stung by bees during the exam and All Might offers One for All to Kaminari.
    • Chapter 81 where Bakugo discovers that Izuku is Viridian.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Aizawa calls out Endeavor for using a lethal attack on Viridian. That his actions also endangered numerous civilians and destroyed an entire building only makes things worse.

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