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  • Recommended by: fabaesuaves
  • Notes: Is also on tumblr here!
  • Comments: Interesting plot, well-developed characters and an excellent writing style!! Could not recommend more. Is a big fan of todoiideku!


  • Recommended by: creepytacos
  • Notes: Is also on tumblr here!
  • Comments: Most famous for her "For The Want Of A Nail" series, Clouds is an excellent author and comes up with great and unique ideas for her fics.


  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, MadCormorant
  • Notes: This is a Tumblr blog.
  • Comments: The art is amazing, and everyone should check it out! Destiny-Hoodie is a big fan of Izuku/Ochako.

  • Recommended by: transparentanswer, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Notes: Seito is also on Archive of Our Own here.
  • Comments: Writes really short but wonderful Boku no Hero Academia fics. Some hilarious, some tragic. But wonderful nonetheless. Willpower is this troper's personal favorite.


  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Comments: Has written two Boku no Hero Academia fanfiction, both with the MinaDeku ship, both are worth a read.

  • Recommended by: CharmHazel, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Comments: Has multiple Boku no Hero Academia fics, mostly for Todoroki/Midoriya ship, including some fan favourites like the Send Endeavor to the Shadow Realm series, the soulmate AU Burn and Breathe and Yesterday Upon The Stair, which is separately recced below. All of them are really good, and this troper suggests you check all of them out for yourself.

  • Recommended by: DamonDraco
  • Comments: Has written many My Hero Academia fics, mostly of straight pairings like Izuku/Ochaco, Shoto/Momo, and even some Crack-Pairings, which are very well done. Their genre varies, but most of them have some good humor. All of them are definitely worth a read.

  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Comments: Writes mostly general things (And occasional shipping fics of the Izuku/Ochako variety) but their most popular works seem to be ones where Izuku gets hurt by villains (The Mentor's Rage and Public Display, in particular). The building friendship of the cast is written spectacularly.

  • Recommended by: creepytacos
  • Comments: Writes mostly "No Romantic Relationship(s)" fics and focuses more on plot. Their most popular fics include Canary and Why Are We Here Again?

The Wonder Duo
  • Recommended by: cute_heart
  • Notes: This is a Tumblr blog for Midoriya/Bakugo.
  • Comments: This is a roleplay blog where anyone can interact with future Midoriya and Bakugo answering questions the senders ask. What's impressive about this is the worldbuilding where the audience actually dictate the flow of the story while watching the slowly budding relationship between the two. As of the time of this review, Arc 1 has just finished and the Author said that there are two more arcs planned for this.

  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Comments: Writes Todoroki/Izuku fics that are captivating, heart-wrenching, and beautiful. Leisey's famous known for writing Better Than Fiction and Compromised. If you like Todoroki/Izuku, you will surely love Leisey's works.

  • Recommended by: Skeleton_Plague
  • Comments: Writes general fics with a no-ship policy, Dadmight fluff, one of the best Izukus written in fanon, interesting premises, and angst. Lots and lots and lots of angst. You have been warned. Butterfly is Blade's most popular work and this troper recommends you to check it out.

KïDD ZêÜSS Studios
  • Recommended by: ThorIngerman
  • Comments: This man is a great at crafting "What If" stories, most of which involves "My Hero Academia".

Leon Mooky
  • Recommended by: ThorIngerman
  • Comments: Leon Mooky has some creative crossover stories.

    General Fics 
apathy by vigilantedekus
  • Recommended by: Orchidperson969
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: By the time Bakugo puts his hand on Izuku's shoulder and tells him to jump off the roof, Izuku is already broken. And yet, he somehow becomes a hero anyway.
  • Comments: A very good look at what would happen if a number of common AU premises were combined (namely, Izuku taking Bakugo's advice and jumping off the roof, Izuku staying quirkless, and Izuku becoming a vigilante). Depressed!Izuku is very believable and the other characters are almost never OOC.

komorebi by Calamitatum
  • Recommended by: Qrow, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The change can't be immediate, or it’ll seem forced. It has to take time, in order to be realistic. He knows that. He’ll need to seem like a villain. But he’ll be a hero. And for that, Hitoshi thinks he’d do just about anything. Or, Someone's selling UA's secrets, and Shinsou Hitoshi definitely doesn't have anything to prove.
  • Comments: An exploration of Bad Powers, Good People, where everyone's favorite Ensemble Dark Horse is tasked to find out who the U.A. Traitor is... by acting like he's starting down the path of a villain in the hopes they'll approach him with a recruitment pitch. Basically, if you've ever wanted a non-shippy Shinsou-centric fic, here you go.
  • Now has a tropes page!

Do What You Will, If That's What You Want by stanzas (link)
  • Recommended by: fabaesuaves
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Future fic. The world of heroes is quick to adapt to surprises, but Pro Hero Entropy’s (very premature) retirement announcement throws almost everyone for a pretty impressive loop.
  • Comments: Absolutely stunning. I cannot iterate enough just how good this fic is. The writing style? utterly entrancing. Great plot and characters!! Also the integration of social media is really well done and feels natural! 100/10, would recommend to everyone as a must-read.

Our Hero[REMASTERED][1] by Anonymous Twit
  • Recommended by: Zozo
  • Synopsis: Bakugo and Deku's past are revealed to the class, resulting in Bakugo being shunned. However, during a class excursion one day, disaster strikes and puts everyone in certain danger. Can they make it out alive?
  • Comments: An absolute joy to read. Emotions run high, but in the end, the class are all friends. If you like characters getting injured and near death experiences, this is the fic. Also, Mina is a total badass in this. Any shipping is only slightly hinted at. Over all good angst.

I Am... by Swiftwidget

  • Recommended by: MrSquiggles
  • Status: Dormant (last updated July 2019)
  • Synopsis:
    • Canvas: It wasn't the cold or the bright light bleeding through his eyelids that finally woke Toshinori. It was the smell. Sickly and sterile and metallic with an undercurrent of latex. He could never forget the smell of a hospital. He was on his knees, hunched forward and chained to the wall. All for One chuckled, "I will remake you. Noumu." (Complete)
    • Catalyst: Escape is only the beginning. It's time to heal and deal with the long term side effects. All Might brushed his palms over the red rings left on his wrists. He closed his eyes, sighing deeply, and a small smile lingered on his face. He looked… exhausted and worn down to the bone, but he smiled warmly. The smile said it all. I'm here.(Complete)
    • Control: Toshinori shrugged on his new shirt, giving it a last small tug and rolling up the long sleeves with a smile. "Not too bad," he muttered absently, brushing non-existent wrinkles from his shirt and gray pants. His tail swung behind him in his reflection. A small, nervous flutter twisted in his gut. Smile, he reminded himself, It'll be fine. (Complete)
    • Collapse: "And you say that All for One - 'Sensei' - didn't do that with Yagi?" Naomasa asked. Sato shook his head, "It… It was probably a very close thing, but he escaped. We escaped. Sensei didn't get him to obey. As long as he didn't obey a direct command while still mentally vulnerable, he wouldn't have imprinted on anyone..." (Complete)
    • Contained: Naomasa huffed a soft laugh and pat Toshinori’s shoulder.“Welcome back, All Might.” (Dead; last updated July 2019)
  • Comments: A fantastic story about overcoming personal hardships and healing past wounds. Effortlessly switches between heartwarming and heartwrenching moments to great effect.

Re-Examined Archives by beachbby
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant (last updated August 2019)
  • Synopsis: Hit with a quirk that sends him ten years into the future, Izuku wakes up in a world that is still reeling from the aftermath of his own murder. To his horror, the murder still remains unsolved, with the fourth anniversary coming up in just a few weeks. With his appearance bringing new points of view and evidence to light, it's up to him and the older versions of his classmates to finally crack the case once and for all. An unknown time limit hanging over his head, coupled with the residual emotional trauma that his friends experience at his reappearance are just a few bumps in the road that they have to get over, lest the case remain unsolved forever.
  • Comments: Suspenseful and well-written.

Juxtapose by readerdreamer5625 (link)
  • Recommended by: Anna_Nimus, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2019)
  • Synopsis: Juxtapose. Verb, meaning: to place two things together in a contrasting manner. In this case, two points of divergence. With one boy with a useless Quirk and a Hero with a slightly healthier body, just what would change? Apparently, a lot more than what you might think.
  • Comments: Updates really quickly, as in several times a week with a good length per chapter, and is one of the few stories where Izuku gets to know Toshinori first before he knows All Might. The Quirk in question is far from overpowered - indeed, part of the story in itself is for Izuku to find creative ways in making it useful for his dream of becoming a Hero - and the attention to Izuku's friendships with his group of General Education students is phenomenal. Not a canon rehash either. Definitely a must-read.
    • Edit: The author has slowed down his pace to updating once a week after a two-month hiatus.

I'll Carry You Home by Renesvetta
  • Recommended by: Xenone
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While training with All Might, it wasn’t uncommon for Izuku to be so exhausted at the end of the day that he unwittingly fell asleep without regard for where he was. It consequently became part of All Might’s routine to help his young protégé home. During that time, Izuku may have let loose more than one sleepy confession towards his mentor.
  • Comments: Fluffy fluff and Dad Might. What more could you need?

Send Endeavour to the Shadow Realm by PitViperOfDoom
  • Recommended by: Xenone, Dame-Amaryllis, CharmHazel, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Dead (last updated April 2017)
  • Synopsis: Todoroki Enji is the worst and Midoriya finds ways to let people know it.
  • Comments: Izuku has a grudge. Also, one of the funniest roasts I have yet read.

One Life For Them All (If That's What It Takes) by AthanatosOra
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer, Dame-Amaryllis, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Dead (last updated March 2017)
  • Synopsis: "Deku" is a hero whose strength seems limitless, with a quirk to topple mountains and the most powerful of foes. He is a symbol of peace, and carries the wishes of lost friends and the legacy of a past mentor on his shoulders. But Midoriya Izuku is also a quirkless boy of eleven years, with the name "Deku" being nothing more than a juvenile insult. Time and place don’t really matter though—because regardless of what he appears to be, he knows exactly what he fights for.
  • Comments: One of the several time travel fics in the fandom. The characters are all in-character and the plot is woven seamlessly you can't help but want to read more.

See It All In Bloom by aloneintherain (link)
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2018)
  • Synopsis: Future fic. A series focused on Izuku’s class from U.A. as they become pro heroes, and how the world reacts to them.

Bough Breaks by Fawn_Velveteen
  • Recommended by: Madhipsteraj
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In life, nothing is certain. Pro-heroes aren’t always the good guys. Children are not spared from the darkest realms of humanity. Izuku isn't acting like his normal self at school lately, and his homeroom teacher has taken notice. After learning about the mother’s new, unwelcomed boyfriend, Aizawa’s concern shifts into dread. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep his student away from harm.
  • Comments: Fics with Rape as Drama are typically a dime a dozen and don't really have a good rep in the Fanfiction scene (Not entirely without reason). So prepare to be shocked when I say that this sad tale is not only great but should be held as the shining example of what to do right when you write a fic of this nature. Not only has the author shown her work with one of the most accurate depictions of sexual assault and it's aftermath I've ever seen, it also includes aspects of the trauma not covered in most stories. Other than that she has a great grip of talent on characterization, making all the characters both in canon and original seem stunningly human and flawed with their own positive and negative traits. BE WARNED: While this story has large amounts of fluff to keep it from getting unnecessarily dark, when I say how realistic this fic is in regards to the realities of rape and abuse of all kinds, I. Mean. It. Please do not read if said material triggers you or you simply don't have the stomach for these types of stories. But if you can power through, you will be happily rewarded.
  • Warning: The portrayal of Inko Midoriya is Out of Character and can be viewed as Ron the Death Eater.

Conversations with a Cryptid by AMournfulHowlInTheNight (link)
  • Recommended by: Animapower, MadCormorant, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Complete, with a complete sequel; the series overall is dormant (last updated July 2018).
  • Synopsis: The man was over a century old. There had to be more to it. In hindsight, it hadn’t been one of Izuku’s better ideas.
  • Comments: An impressive story where the author remembers that one of Izuku's greatest strength is his talent for analysis and his intelligence and run with it. Ensues incredible worldbuilding through Izuku's researches on All for One's past and their meetings in prison that manages that turn the world on its head in an interpretation that could just as well be canon with how seamlessly it meshes with the manga's depiction of its universe.

Boku no Hero Cinema by ZeroUnitRGB
  • Recommended by: RebelFalcon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: U.A. has a new assignment for the students and that's to film their very own movie! Each of our aspiring heroes gets excited to bring this fairy tale to life on screen but as the shooting goes on, a sinister shadow looms closer, waiting for the perfect chance to pounce and exact their revenge.
  • Notes: Alternate link.
  • Comments: A light hearted fic that keeps the cast in character, and honestly, could very well be an OVA with how much like the canon story it seems. Definitely interesting and worth a read.

for better, for worse by taizi
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dead (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: A series of short but interlinked stories of the 1-A students finding out about Izuku being formerly bullied, and help him heal in their own ways.
  • Comments: Short, and sweet stories of the 1-A students helping Izuku heal from his old trauma.

The Darker Sides of Deku by New_Prussia, OnlyRoomForHope, serenawitchwriter, ViperFang
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2019)
  • Synopsis: It’s easy to forget with his bright smiles and positive personality that Midoriya Izuku isn’t the living embodiment of sunshine. Or: Moments when class 1-A and company notice that Izuku isn’t quite as pure as they think he is.
  • Comments: an interesting and quite frankly hilarious study of Izuku's Character as well as his interactions with his peers, please read it

Hero Class Civil Warfare by RogueDruid (link)
  • Recommended by: Andariel, Origamidragons, Dame-Amaryllis, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Heroes lead by Bakugo. Villians lead by Midoriya. Seven days prep time. Three days for Izuku Midoriya to show why they should be glad he's not a real villain.
  • Comments:
    • Seconded by Origamidragons! This fic is excellent (if only for the catharsis factor of getting to see Izuku show off his intelligence to its fullest extent).

Special Request: Capturing the Purest Heart! by YesImAFanboy
  • Recommended by: Reppuzan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Babysitting is hard. Aizawa would say that it's even harder than Hero work. So he decides that he needs a break and hands Eri over to Izuku for the next few days. Armed with 55,000 yen and backed by his friends, Izuku faces his toughest mission yet: giving Eri the best weekend ever.
  • Comments: Fluff, sweetness, with just enough conflict to keep the story in motion. Everyone is written well (even Bakugo) and the pacing is breezy despite the fluff-centric nature of the story. A great read when you're having a bad day. Just a warning, beware of spoilers for the Internship Arc.

Blues Drive Monsters by HassouToby (link)
  • Recommended by: Oxxi, Sithking Zero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: December has come and the city is sick. As U.A.'s second term draws to a close, Musutafu City is plagued by strange happenings at night. Young heroes are found brutally beaten, with no memory of their assailant. Buildings and storefronts burst apart and collapse. And entire city blocks go mad, their inhabitants attacking everything in sight before calming down just as quickly. The perpetrators are unknown. The League of Villains is silent. The city begs for answers. The faculty struggle to maintain normalcy, but when Class 1-A is caught in one of the incidents, Katsuki Bakugo decides to take matters into his own hands. In doing so, he sets off a chain of events that will lead the school to question everything it has stood for. One of the darkest secrets of the Hero Society has been unearthed, and what's crawled out intends to shatter the nation's fragile peace for good.
  • Comments: Appears to be a canon-divergent "term-ending" arc similar to the Hideout Raid. Nearly all the students and teachers get their chance to shine and the cast of OC's is varied and interesting. Lots of examination of the manga's ideas of morality and heroism.
    • Legitimately one of the best BHNA fics I've ever read. Midoriya, Todoroki, and Bakugo barely get any screentime, which is somewhat nice to see (after the glut of fics focused on those three). It's not a very happy story, but it is well written, with consequences for actions examined, and some of the darker aspects of a world with powers examined. Also, has Bakugo getting expelled from UA, and then he calls out his teachers on not doing their jobs. So if you want to see either or both of these stories, check this story out.

Ghosts of The Golden Age by thebirdroads
  • Recommended by: DinoCam1795
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Culture Festival, tragedy strikes UA, and Class 1-A in particular. When a new threat looms on the horizon, the students of Class 1-A must join forces with friends old and new in order to fight it, as well as uncover a secret so terrible it could shatter the public's faith in hero society forever.
  • Notes: Is being rewritten here.
  • Comments: A great fic where Mineta is beaten to a pulp by a villain and decided to quit being a hero as a result. The author also isn't shy from using some of his favorite ships, though the main ship is the OT3 of Asui/Midoriya/Uraraka.

Karma in Retrograde by Museflight, ohmytheon (link)
  • Recommended by: Origamidragons
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2020)
  • Synopsis: When Dabi is struck by a de-aging quirk that regresses him to the most important part of his life, he finds himself turned back to a sixteen-year-old U.A. General Studies student with a lot of self-esteem issues, parent problems, a destructive quirk that he can't manage, and no memory of the five years that he's lost - not the mention the fact that his little brother is now the same age as him and one of the top students in the U.A. hero course. In U.A.'s attempt to make up for what they missed and help the Dabi of the past, present, and future, he is placed with the only students that know him and have yet to find out what truly makes the difference between a hero and a villain. There, they must face the question of whether he can change or if his destiny is already set in stone.
  • Comments: This troper adores this fic. It's emotional, well-written, has really good characterization and is incredibly funny at parts.

earthshine by Misila
  • Recommended by: UndeadFae
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mirio once told him he shone brighter than the Sun. But that was long ago; now Tamaki is angry, lonely and way too involved in the tangled web the new case Fatgum is in charge of is. And he doesn’t think it's true.
  • Comments: A fic that represents Tamaki with all his anxieties and insecurities like few can, staying accurate to how he is and not limiting his character to those anxieties. It's a beautiful fic filled with suspense that is never suffocating but maintains the tone and keeps you on edge until the climax. It's tagged as a MiriTama fic but the ship is subtle enough that even if you aren't a fan of the ship it won't bother you or get in the way of the plot. A must-read if you like Tamaki and want something that explores his character in depth without limiting it to his problems. There aren't any grammar mistakes as far as I can tell and the story flows very nicely and doesn't feel as long as it actually is.

The Heart of a Hero by DrZenkai (link)
  • Recommended by: severak
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What can someone do if they find themselves always in second place? Work until you're #1, that's what! Class 1-B of the hero course will learn to come together and overcome their many heroic trials, the comparisons to Class 1-A, and the many pitfalls of adolescence.
  • Comments: A nice spotlight fic for the oft-overlooked Class 1B, with ample humor, action and drama woven together in a well-paced plot that fluidly shifts between slice of life and the overarching plot of 1B going through their own trials and tribulations on the path to Heroism. More-or-less canon compliant until the Culture Festival Arc (most of this fic was written well before most of 1B had been given any sort of development, so a large chunk of the class has had their Quirks and characterizations subjected to creative reinterpretation). Occasional grammatical and spelling errors, but nothing that detracts from the enjoyment of the story.

Toward A Bright Future by LazyRainDancer (link)
  • Recommended by: euan112358
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You wake up at UA, the highest ranked hero school in the country, with no recollection of how you got there. Unfortunately, those aren't the only memories you're missing. Still, you can't let a little amnesia get in the way of you warning the school about the attack you know will happen during Class 1-A's field trip to the USJ. After you deliver your warning, you're beyond shocked when the principal offers you a position as a TA for Class 1-A. You accept the position in hopes that you'll be able to use your Quirk to help protect the students. It'll be far from easy, but you're determined to do whatever it takes to change the students' future for the better.
  • Comments: If you're looking for a nice heartwarming fanfic to warm the soul with W.A.F.F., this story is for you! A Second-Person Narration fic that puts the Reader in the shoes of Y/N, U.A.'s newest prophetic teaching assistant, which will have you smiling all the way through as she does her best to preserve the future of her new students, and works her way into the hearts of Class 1-A, their aloof teacher, and all of U.A. as a whole. Warning - do not read if you do not like sugar!

Lamarckian by Gorgoneion (link)
  • Recommended by: konekootome
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2019)
  • Synopsis: Kanna didn't expect that she would die nor that she would be reborn in a world of miraculous superpowers nor reborn as a daughter of a superhero. Nor did she expect that this colorful new world would have a terrifying dark side that she would have to be a part of.
  • Comments: A very compelling SI-fic! The fic weaves a very intricate world with world-building and major development for the major and minor characters that take parts of this fic. It has terrifying villains, well-written relationships, actual stakes and Native is no longer a racist caricature of Native Americans! Native is written to actually be of Navajo descent and his ancestry is actually a major plot as his ancestry attracts the attention of a terrifying supervillain and Serial Killer. Kanna is very endearing, funny and has to work hard to be the hero she wants to become!

Ne Plus Ultra by ItsClydeBitches
  • Recommended by: tftmtgy, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Dormant (last updated April 2019)
  • Synopsis: They say it takes a village to raise a child. The whole of class 1-A is just going to have to settle for Yagi and Aizawa. (A drabble collection focusing on the in-between moments of BNHA)
  • Comments: This amazing, mostly Pseudocanonical Fic - filled drabble collection has inspired at least one other work on this rec list (The Many Roasts of Endeavor series by Sapphiria). There are a few outlying chapters: some futurefic, some true AU, and two metas, but they're all carried with excellent writing that makes even the AU characters feel like their canon counterparts. Additionally, it's worth noting that Clyde really gets into their characters' heads, so POV/other characters' opinions may not reflect the author's in all chapters, e.g. Izuku's thoughts about Bakugo in "Cruel".

Flourish by wildcrisis
  • Recommended by: Gintama200, StarryKnight565
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Aizawa Shouta would go on to become many things in life. A recognized Pro-Hero. One of the best instructors U.A. had ever seen. Friend and ally to the Number 1 Hero in the world.But, none of those titles fit as well as his favorite. Father.
  • Comments: A heartfelt and sweet story of Aizawa adopting Shinsou, his nephew, who never knew he had. Features baby Shinsou growing up under the care of uncle Aizawa and best friend Hizashi Yamada.

What Can Make A Hero? by SpiritOfTheShadows
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2020
  • Synopsis: Unlike what the anime shows you, not all things about the world changed by the advent of superpowers, known as quirks, had been so pure and without difficulty. Even with the heroes policing the streets and policies that moderate quirk usage, things fall through the cracks. There is a struggle behind every smile. Pain behind every laugh. Becoming a saviour is not easy as it often seems and......not every hero is born equal. An exploration into the ethics and development of quirks.

Flashback (MHA) by Psyckosama
  • Recommended by: Slayer_Anderson, Pygmalion24601
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: On the day Izuku Midoriya was to receive All Might's quirk, the sacred torch of One for All, a young girl glowing with a corona of power runs up to the mentor and student yelling for them to stop as she desperately contains the energy within her. After pleading with Izuku to, impossibly, take One for All from *her*, she lays the weak and crippled Toshinori Yagi's hand upon her sparking horn and All Might is reborn in his prime. But who is this mysterious girl, how did she know the fateful exchange that would be taking place on that isolated beach, and what ominous portents does her appearance that day fortell?
  • Notes: Alternate links to, Questionable Questing, and Archive of our Own.

stardust by HansChristianOersted
  • Recommended by: vidkid
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2020
  • Synopsis: Midoriya, Todoroki, Shouji and Uraraka fly through the air in pursuit of Mr. Compress, desperate to rescue Bakugou and Tokoyami at all costs. Uraraka Ochako leaps into the portal after Bakugou. The League of Villains has no use for her. "Kill her."
  • Comments: A What-If story where Uraraka gets captured during the School Trip Arc.

Origin of a Non-Hero by Phantomrose96
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A young man sits on a bench with eleven others. Unlike his companions, he isn't handcuffed or restrained in any fashion. But then again, why would he be? Shikinori isn't a criminal. Far from it: he's the son of Japan's Number One Hero, Deku. So then why is he applying to a research study that aims to permanently remove the Quirks of its participants?

Aizawa Is Sus by Manfedzku
  • Recommended by: fierluna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A humorous take on Aizawa getting dragged by his students into playing a certain online multiplayer deception game.

The Kids Will Be Alright Eventually by Not With That Attitude
  • Recommended by: Rinima
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bakugou is spiraling in the aftermath of Kamino and his friends are starting to notice. He's stubborn, aggressively independent, and less than willing to dig into his past, but after a breakdown that ends with a painfull secret revealed, he starts to get help. Whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, a new kind of villain threatens an uneasy peace following the loss of Allmight. Whispers build as a new narrative slowly takes shape:
Hero society needs to change.
  • Comments: Oh wow my heart can not stand this one. I've cried more than once. The aurtor has clearly done their research in terms of how trauma, espcially childhood trauma, can affect one's psyhe. Warning; not for the faint of heart. TW: alluded to r/pe, child abuse, PTSD, childhood trauma.

Forged By Nitroglycerin And Spite by Sif (Rosae)

  • Recommended by: starryeyedx
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: In which Katsuki’s kidnapping goes ever so slightly differently. His classmates don’t show up to help him escape, All-Might is caught up in fighting Nomu and as a result takes longer to reach Katsuki after All for One teleported him away. Little things add up, and Katsuki's path as a hero is forever altered, for better or for worse.
  • Comments: Katsuki-centric fic, in which we see Katsuki not doing things people thought/told him to. Katsuki wants to fix his (not really his) mistake with only determination and nitroglycerin in hand. Dad Zawa, Dad Might, Dad Jeanist. Made me cry at least thrice because of fluff and angst. References to canon typical violence, torture, non consensual drug use, mild injury description and child abuse. Happy ending. Not the focus but there are Katsuki/Deku/Shoto and Eraser/Mic.

Things that Haunt Our Hallways by ghostwriterofthemachine
  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: “It was a kid,” Yagi gasped out. He had his hand balled up into a fist and the fist pressed to his lips, as if to remind himself that he could not start screaming. “Or. Young person, maybe 20. Homeless, I think. Activated their Quirk on reflex and then ran. The kids—” Here, he pressed his fist harder to his mouth, sucked in a wheezing breath, as if the air itself was pushing down something with physical weight. “The kids—”“Scattered immediately,” Aizawa finished for him, and Yagi managed a nod. Yagi’s eyes were so dilated that the blue was almost invisible. He shook violently. He looked like a scarecrow in a windstorm Someone activated a Fear-Inducer Quirk so powerful that it reduced All Might to this— of course Aizawa’s class had bolted. Or: A Fear Gas fic, BNHA style.

Subdue by B_O_M_B
  • Recommended by: LudicrousWolverine
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Shigaraki awakens more powerful than ever, he realizes something is different. Activating ‘search’, Tomura looked out over the expanse of desolation he had created- seeing an all too familiar glimmer that caused a smile to break across his face. Surely, fate was playing right into his hands.
“Found you.” Instead of rejecting his master's influence, Shigaraki melds to the quirk and it's strange sentience wholeheartedly- accepting it's desires as his. Theirs. And what they want, is to finally take their little brother back under his control. Once and for all.

Long Night in the Valley by Marsalias
  • Recommended by: LudicrousWolverine
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: On paper, the Hero Commission's plan to investigate Midoriya Izuku under the guise of a training course for combating mental quirks is solid, almost foolproof, even. If Midoriya turns out to be innocent, they can pass everything off as part of the training exercise, assuming he even remembered any of it. Otherwise, they could beg forgiveness after the traitor was securely imprisoned in Tartarus. The paper plan failed to take into account the feral ghosts living in Midoriya Izuku's head, or his equally feral living friends.Time to bring on the chaos.

a complete list of everything I've ever been afraid of by aloneintherain
  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Midoriya is drugged by a villain during a raid, but old and new fears, along with the manufactured anxiety the drug produces, urges him to keep his condition hidden. He's determined to keep this a secret in the long days ahead - even after the hallucinations start. Even after his worst nightmares are played out around campus, so vividly that he begins to lose track of what is and isn’t real.

Honesty's The (Best?) Policy by honeyandsunshine

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aizawa is tired, Midoriya gets drugged, and Sero uncovers some uncomfortable truths about his friend's past.

different, same by achievingelysium

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku is Quirkless. Yet the universe works in circles, and One for All returns to its first wielder long long after he's dead.

Oyasumi Midoriya by Squiped_Mew (AO3 Link)

  • Recommended By: Blue Monday 1984
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku has a quirk. And yet, he doesn't know what it does. All he knows is it's something bad. Really bad.
  • Comments: Heavily inspired by Serial Experiments Lain, this is a dark and surreal fic focusing on an Izuku with an equally dark and surreal Quirk. I highly recommend you go in unspoiled.

    Alternate Universe Fics 

The Amazing Deku by ''Bastion Lights

  • Recommended by: Toonami4Ever
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Izuku/Momo/Jirou
  • Synopsis: Spider-Deku AU. A spider bites the Quirkless Izuku Midoriya, granting him powers pros train years for. After an incident caused by his choices takes a life, he becomes a vigilante to protect those who can't, becoming known to both heroes and villains alike. What happens is fate, as well as bad luck. The third genre is humor.

And In His Eyes, A Galaxy by Penkindisbestspecibus
  • Recommended by: Shadow State
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2019
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Inko attracts small objects. Midoriya Hisashi breathes fire. Midoriya Izuku is full of stars.

and the pain of my mother will not let me go by koisurufortunecookie
  • Recommended by dakimacha
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2019
  • Pairings: Fem!Midoriya/Fem!Todoroki
  • Synopsis: He insisted her hair be cut short, long locks cropped to her ears. Shouko’s childish complaint that she looked like a boy was met by a harsh slap across the cheek by her father, her young body skidding across the floor from the impact. She didn’t complain about it again. Female rebellion, the clashing love for your mother and the terror that you'll end up just as she has, childhoods denied- and the way Shouko Todoroki starts to heal.
  • Tags: Fem! Midoriya and Fem! Todoroki, Dabi is a Todoroki
  • Comments: Genderbends have a bit of a reputation for falling back on gender stereotypes or being poorly written. This is not one of those genderbends. Starting as a character study of a Todoroki who grew up female instead, the fic moves to explore multiple different characters and their relationships to their masculinity/femininity and each other all while balancing all the craziness the world of My Hero Academia has to offer. The author takes liberties with canon characterization, but in my opinion, the changes are all interesting and fresh. A must-read for Todo Deku fans, Yuri fans, or anyone who loves solidly-written fics!

A beacon in the dark by NohaIjiachi
  • Recommended by: msf_wonderland
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2019
  • Synopsis: “My thanks.” He says, smiling back. “What is your name, boy?”
    “I’m Izuku! Izuku Midoriya, sir!” The boy replies, excited, looking up at him. And Toshinori looks into the unmoving washed out green, into milky white pupils visible behind the mess curly hair, and realizes. The boy is blind.
    The boy that he distinctly saw dodge a series of fairly quick attacks, light on his feet and clearly used to some kind of training, the boy that had thrown him the bottle at the perfect height and perfect speed, the boy that has easily collected his spilled groceries and orderly put them back into the little plastic bag—
    The boy. Is blind.
  • Tags: Blind!Izuku AU
  • Pairing(s): Midoriya/Todoroki
  • Comments: While there are some spelling mistakes, they aren’t a “problem”. The story itself is good and you can get sucked in to it very easily. All in all, I think this is a pretty good AU that should really get more attention.

Black Fox Series by A_ToastToTheOutcasts
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, transparentanswer, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The beauty of the era of quirks wasn't the amazing abilities; it was that nobody sane would even entertain the thought that Kuroko, the most wanted vigilante in all of Japan, was Quirkless.

Blank Canvas by jokeraddict0
  • Recommended by: Wilmar10
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All his life, nobody truly believed in Midoriya Izuku's dream of being a Hero. Not his mother, his childhood friend, his classmates or teachers...not even the Number One Hero believes in him. What is a Quirkless boy to do?

Show the world it's wrong, that's what. Finally, after years of no one believing him, there was one man who did. After All Might left Izuku on a roof with the answer of 'no', one man who was not a Hero finally told the boy, "I believe you can become a Hero." Izuku wants to prove the man right.

Short version: One person, who is NOT a Hero, finally tells him yes, and Izuku decides to become a Hero through the Support Course, making friends along the way.

break your bones but not your promises by PitViperOfDoom
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Synopsis: Tales of a world of magic and mundane, of heroes, villains, and everything in between — of promises kept, bonds forged, and monsters both battled and befriended. (Urban Fantasy AU)

Burn Your Wings by oWhiteKiwiBird
  • Recommended by: OtakuEmpress
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Izuku inherited his parents’ quirks, but he swore he’d never use his fire.
He knows first hand how—bright, burning, scorching, painful, terrifying—destructive it is, after all, and Izuku promised (promised his crying mother, promised his burning self, promised the laughing memory of his father) that he’d become a hero who stops that kind of despair.Even if he has to burn his own wings to do so.But when someone with the exact same pain, problems, and fears shows up... Izuku can't help but try to heal them. And in doing so, he himself may be healed too.
  • Comments: This story is so good! You think that canon!Izuku is a pure and adorable cinnamon roll? Then you obviously haven't met this version of Izuku yet. His situation in this fic is similar to Todoroki's so expect some angst. But Izuku is so selfless in this fic that even as a child, he would take the abuse from his dad just to keep his mom safe and that would shape who he becomes long after his dad gets arrested. He may be a bit over powered here as he gets both his parents' quirks (just like Shouto) PLUS One For All but I swear, this fic is SO worth the read.

But You Gotta Get Up At Least Once More by simkjrs
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant (last updated June 2017)
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku does not let his lack of a Quirk prevent him from being strong. (One-Punch Man AU)

Childhood Friend AU by keiid
  • Recommended by: lalaTKG
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How a young Touya and Keigo could have met and how it affected their path.
  • Comments: Was originally written under the assumption that Dabi knowing Hawks' true name was a sign that they knew each other somewhere, but entries written after canon disproved it and Dabi's backstory incorporates key canon moments and characterization very well. Their childhood growing up at the institute, how they come to see each other as a precious person when their lives revolved around pain and frustration, and their tragic falling out and final conversation after the PLA arc, are well-paced and provide good characterization for both leading characters. The art work is expressive, detailed, and nicely thought out.

Complicated Creation by Elemental
  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku is medically quirkless, not technically homeless, perpetually exhausted and doing his damned best despite it all. He also sees spirits, which might be cool if not for the fact that a) no one else does, b) they really don't like him very much, and c) he's pretty sure the heroes now think he's a villain working for the League. Aizawa Shota just wants to take down Overhaul, rescue Eri, keep his students alive, get some rest, and find out how this Deku kid knows things he absolutely should not know about his personal life and the Shie Hassaikai case. Unless Nighteye's right, and the kid really is a villain.

Consequences by Otaku Nyakumon
  • Recommended by: CJ Croen 1393
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "All he wanted was to be friends with you!" Inko yelled.. "His desire to be friends with you put him on the edge of a cliff! And you pushed my Izuku, my Izuku, sucking, destroying, and putting out the life out of him!!"
  • Summary: One of many fics out there that asks the question of "What if Deku took Bakugo's Suicide Dare?" The answer, according to this fic, is that a distraught Inko gives Bakugo the mother of all The Reason You Suck Speeches and Bakugo suffers a particularly severe My God, What Have I Done? moment.

Crimson and Emerald by Barid
  • Recommended by: Zarclonia
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Hosu isn't normally part of Hawks' beat, but with the Hero Killer's recent attack on Ingenium he decides to take a look, bringing his intern Tokoyami Fumikage with him. When Tokoyami's classmate Midoriya Izuku sends a mysterious message, they respond.
    And with that response the world changes, and Hawks ends up learning a few new things.
    * Comments: A very compelling For Want of a Nail fic for the post-Stain Arc that's already has major changes for the characters. Hawks is given both a name and compelling backstory that colors his motivations. It's part Fix Fic and part For Want of a Nail fic as Hawks' role in the capture of Stain has ripple effects throughout the story, especially on Izuku, Todoroki, Iida and Tokoyami, as they find themselves his new interns as a result.

the curse of the anime protagonist by masterdipster
  • Recommended by: OtakuEmpress
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 2019
  • Synopsis: Or; the one where Izuku is blessed with the most heroic quirk in existence.
The problem is, er, being a hero's the last thing he wants to be.
  • Comments: Since I'm used to reading fanfics where being a hero is all Izuku ever wanted to be, Reading this fic was like a breath of fresh air. It has OCs but they are written good and goes really well with the story. Izuku's initial quirk in this story made it inevitable for him to become a hero no matter how reluctant he may be about it at the beginning. This is a really awesomely written, well balanced fic that I would recommend to everyone who loves to read BNHA fanfics!

Dancing away from the void by ChiaHD
  • Recommended by: Xenone
  • Status: Dead; last updated May 2019
  • Synopsis: Everyone has a breaking point and Izuku has reached his. After years and years of bullying, one terrible 'suggestion' from his personal nightmare Kacchan made him take a fatal decision. Jumping from the rooftop of his own school to end his miserable, quirkless life. One can imagine his surprise when he discovered that, in fact, Kacchan was not so wrong about this matter at all. (Ajin AU)
  • Comments: There is blood, injury, and death in this (though no one has yet stayed dead), so be aware. That said, it does make a point that, even though someone can't die, that doesn't make their life expendable.

The Dark Below by DarthPeezy
  • Recommended by: TheRealCottonEye
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Izuku was never quirkless.
Sometimes quirks hide until they are triggered. Izuku tasted death and found it lacking, every flavour bitter and lacking spice. In the moments between death and life, he gazed into the howling abyss and it followed him home. Everything he thought he knew about the world is a lie. There are monsters lurking in the dark below, always waiting and always watching, hidden by the shadows.They wait patiently, waiting for one to sit upon a throne of crystal madness and eternal suffering. They have waited for aeons and will wait until the end of eternity.They wait only for Izuku Midoriya.
  • Comments: A lovecraftian AU featuring extensive worldbuilding. The author has stated that events from the first few chapters will appear in the final chapters and from how throwaway dialogue from the first few chapters has become major plot points, I believe it. The author manages to blend horrifying visual descriptions with surprisingly heartwarming character interactions.

Daymare by IntrospectiveInquisitor
  • Recommended by: BonUs, CharmHazel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya has endured a decade of abuse, ridicule, and social ostracization due to his status as 'Quirkless'. Even his childhood friend, Katsuki Bakugo, has tossed him aside and made it a mission to drill his uselessness home. But despite his obstacles and the derision of his peers, Izuku will never give up on his dream of being a hero, and will never feel shame for being called Quirkless. Because it's easier than acknowledging that he has a Quirk at all.
  • Comments: A quirk!Izuku story that introduces themes of body horror and severe psychological damage without losing the source's warmth and optimism, even if the darkness can make it hard to see at times.

The Deaf Hero: Deku by BeyondTheClouds777
  • Recommended by: transparentnaswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: His whole life, Izuku was told that he couldn’t do it. That he should give up while he still had the chance. That someone like him—Deaf, Quirkless—could never become a hero. But Izuku wasn’t going to give up. Not now and not ever. (OR, the one where nearly everything's the same, but Izuku is Deaf.)
  • Comments: A Deaf! Deku AU that focuses on how the world of Boku no Hero Academia reacts to Izuku being deaf and the divergence that entails. Wonderfully written and worth a read.
    • It's very cute, and its focus lies on developing character interactions rather than changing up the big events. As a result, the fic generally follows the canon plot, but the butterfly effect caused by Izuku's deafness is what makes it unique. It has many fluffy and original moments, making it well worth a read.

Deku - Into the Multiverse
  • Recommended by: mariic
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: While testing one of the powers awakened inside One for All, Teleport, Izuku finds himself in an unfamiliar world. It's the beginning of a journey that will make him face the many facets of a Multiverse he never knew existed.

Deku? I think he's some pro... by myheadinthecoudsnotcomingdown

  • Recommended by: Pseudoname
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yagi Toshinori watched the green haired boy walk away after saving his friend and shook his head. While the boy's actions were heroic, he was just too reckless. He walked in the opposite direction, thinking about a time he could meet the candidate Sir Nighteye put forward.
    Izuku Midoriya goes home and decides that, even if he can't be hero himself, he can still help them with his analysis. Cue Izuku catching the attention of multiple heroes who are a little more open-minded and willing to see the potential in a quirkless kid.
  • Comments: One of the best fics I've read involving a Quirkless Midoriya becoming a hero.

Dis(associate) by BeyondTheClouds777
  • Recommended by: cleverfox
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Izuku has a “dissociation” Quirk that lets his ghost leave his body, and it’s both convenient and inconvenient at the same time. Either way, though, he's going to do whatever it takes to become a hero.
  • Comments: A beautifully and hilariously written alternate quirk Izuku fic and yet another beautiful fic from recurring author BeyondTheClouds777. It focuses on Izuku, who has a strange quirk that allows him to 'dissociate', or eject his ghost from his body, and his adventures in becoming a hero. With witty dialogue, plot twists, and further development of OFA's effect on other quirks, Dis(associate) is a lovely fic and excellent read. It's a wonderful AU that already rightfully has a growing community and deserves even more.

Emerald Conquest by Hero DarkyDark
  • Recommended by: Toonami 4 Ever
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Pairings: Izuku/Harem
  • Synopsis: Upon Eri's Box opening, it corrupted all the Goddesses causing negligence of their duties and thus humanity suffered for decades. When a uncorrupted goddess Nana, was betrayed and almost killed in an attempt to purify the goddesses back to their original state, she's force to give the rest of her power to a mortal, Izuku Midoriya to finish the task in one grand conquest! Harem, AU.

The Emerald Phoenix by Primordial Vortex
  • Recommended by: The Sinful
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Izuku/Harem
  • Synopsis: 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.
  • Comments: Izuku is a psychic and awakens his Quirk when saving Bakugou from the Sludge Villain. At Nezu's insistence, Izuku does not get One For All, with the principal citing that (among other things) the two Quirks have nothing in common so Izuku would be forced to forsake one to master the other or be mediocre with both. Several other charactes have variations of their canon Quirks, such as Iida's "Engine" being a transformation quirk rather than mutation.

Erased Potential by theslytherinpaladin
  • Recommended by: X59
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku, determined to become a hero before ever meeting All Might, looks for another way. He might not have a quirk, but that can't be all that being a hero is about. He has the intelligence, the drive, the determination. All he needs now is to know how to use it. Enter Aizawa Shouta.

Faustian Bargain by Mask1008
  • Recommended by: Max 1008
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2020
  • Synopsis: One mistake leading to another, and shifts happening so fast that it feels like you're standing on sand. Someone new managing to bring a fresh perspective, and Nezu decides to keep a stray he finds. Events changing, but will the changes manage to do any good in the world?
  • Comments: Fairly interesting Self Insert that focuses on a lot of outside reactions and what would be considered okay in real life. Still developing, but worth the read.

The First Generation by QuirkQuartz
  • Recommended by: GamerJay
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2019
  • Pairings: Midoriya/Ashido, Bakugo/Uraraka
  • Synopsis: The First Generation of Quirked individuals had it rough. Yuuei is built as a school for the Quriked, but is in reality, just a way for the Quirkless to keep the Quirked in one place, contained. Faced with a world that despises and hates them, Midoriya Izuku and Ashido Mina and others join the very first generation of Heroes to change this world's hatred of Quirks.
  • Comments: In this Alternate Universe fic the main cast are among the first generation of Quirked and must survive in a hateful, predominantly Quirkless world. Nearly everyone is in character, but Katsuki steals nearly every scene he’s in as he’s still the same foul-mouthed, violent pyromaniac only without the ego and is out to make life better for the Quirked.

For Their Sakes by SolarisLupi
  • Recommended by: Dropkick
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten years in the future, Hero Society has fallen and Villains have taken over the world. The seven survivors of Class 1-A (and Shinso) scramble to save what little they have left but after one last, fatal attack, they know they’ve lost. Their enemy is too powerful. There is no one left to save. Their only chance for victory is in the past, so to the past they travel. Unfortunately, there are some unforeseen side-effects…
  • Comments: A recent, but brilliant "For Want Of A Nail" story that explores the world of MHA, and explores how corrupt some of the systems could have been. It also explores the character of Hawks, his upbringing, and how absolutely devastating and awful it would be having voices and minds in your head.

    ** Has a sequel - For Our Sakes (Ongoing)

Fortune Favors the Bold by lucky1025

  • Recommended by: BoundedStar
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Shinsou
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku had learned many lessons when his quirk first appeared; The first was that all men were not created equal. The second was that some people were born into this world lucky and others were born into it unlucky. The third thing was that he was one of those born unlucky. It would be hard not to be, considering his quirk was a Jinx.
After certain misfortunes befall him that leave him unwilling to deal with his quirk any longer, Izuku was pushed over the edge. Only for another boy with a different "villain quirk" to pull him back over. Together, the both of them move forward trying to prove to the society that not everything painted in a dark light is bad.The real question is whether or not Izuku can prove that to himself first.
  • Comments: There are so many things recommending this fic. Midoriya Izuku instead of being born quirkless has a Bad Luck Quirk, with huge ramifications on his mental health and the way he navigates canon events. Midoriya does not receive One for All, and instead must learn to use a quirk that he views as dangerous to himself and others. The way he ends up using his quirk to overcome obstacles and the rules attached to Jinx are really innovative and clever, in keeping with Midoriya's quirk obsession and analytical ability, and the circumstances created by his quirk changes the perspective on his entry into U.A. to the point that it's almost unrecognizable to canon and makes it a totally different story. There are lots of themes explored, including mental health, self-acceptance and a critique of All Might's "pretending to be okay with a smile" brand of heroics to name a few. Shinsou enters the story early and becomes a very important figure in the plot, and as of making this post there are the beginnings of romance developing in the background, but it's a slow burn and right now the fic is just focused on Midoriya's mental health. Also the friendship that develops between Tokoyami and this Midoriya is possibly the greatest thing that's ever happened.

Gentle Nightmares by artemancy
  • Recommended by: ZimFan89
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2019
  • Synopsis: Izuku's life is a cosmic joke. Kidnapped as a child and used as a tool for evil, all he wants is to be seen. Punchline: With a quirk like his, that's never going to happen.

A Golden Voice by FruitPastilles
  • Recommended by: cywscross
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Synopsis: Izuku wasn't Quirkless when he received One For All. Of course, it's just typical he didn't find out until Yuuei. It helps that everyone likes his singing voice but less helpful when Bakugo calls him Rapunzel a la Tangled. Slight AU where Izuku can heal others if he hums or sings to them. Oh, and everyone thinks he's the most precious thing ever, as if they hadn't already. OOC.
  • Comments: Normally, I actually hate the protagonist-with-a-beautiful-singing-voice trope, but as a quirk, it comes across naturally for Izuku here, and the writer does a great job writing him and the other characters with a decent balance of angst and fluff.

''The Greatest Heroes Aren't Heroes At All by ThatSassyCaptain
  • Recommended by: Excuse My Ingles
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Before she was Mrs. Midoriya, Izuku's Mom, Doctor Kawakami, or one of the select few who'd (knowingly or not) earned All Might's trust, she was a high-schooler with a dream. Inko learns to work with what she has- it's more than enough.
  • Comments: The Inko-centric AU you didn't know you needed. From how the Sports Festival was back then to awesome OCs and Quirks, you end up learning where Izuku took his observation skills and... recklessness? Slow build, very well written.

Hawks-Sensei by GC4life
  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After the incident at USJ the Hero Public Safety Commission is concerned about the security of UA. With All Might still a target and a member of the staff they offer to add another hero to their roster to boost their security as well as appease the public. Meanwhile, Hawks has made it clear he does not want this job. He has many other jobs that need doing. The kids are kind of cool though. They make him laugh.
  • Comments: A really well made fanfic about Hawks being a teacher at UA and slowly breaking free of the influence of the Hero's Commission after befriending the teachers and students at UA. The worldbuilding and slowly building up their relationships feel very realistic and in character.

Heroes in the Dark by Iffondrel
  • Recommended by: TheFoolXXIIMaxX
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Taking place during the School Trip Arc, we center on Tokoyami in the aftermath of Dark Shadow's rampage. Villains wanting to capture Bakugou set their sights on Tokoyami, and the connection these two have had since fighting in the Sport's Festival will decide what'll happen to them after being brought over by Tomura's League of Villains, with devastating consequences for Tokoyami.
  • Comments: In this Alternate Universe, Fumikage is kidnapped alongside Bakugo by the League of Villains. I can’t say too much without giving anything away, but this story is very well-written and following Fumikage’s journey is amazing.

Heroes Never Die by AboveTail
  • Recommended by Shippo Ue
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2019
  • Pairings: None tagged, but strong hints of Izuku/Jirou
  • Synopsis: Some people say that fate is an illusion, and destiny is whatever you make of it. Midoriya Izuku would like to punch those people in the face. Blessed—or cursed—by a quirk that he doesn't understand, Midoriya must discover the path to a destiny he knows nothing about through trial and error. He just wishes he didn't have to die so often in the process.
  • Comments: Izuku's Quirk, Death By Design, is basically Return by Death from Re: Zero with a twist that he has to fulfill an unknown requirement or else he dies and gets sent back in time. Frequent updates, good, entertaining character interactions, and a refreshing take on an Izuku whose constant deaths mean that he isn't afraid of Bakugo, or anything, really.

hero's shadow by feelingstabby
  • Recommended by: aDorkyKilljoy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Izuku doesn’t cry. He is a weapon, and weapons don’t weep. He won’t cry until the battle, when he’s falling through the air, when it settles in just how real it is that he’s going to die, because yeah, All Might warned him this would happen, but there’s always been a part of Izuku that thought he’d live forever.

Or, how an underground hero helps an orphan Midoriya Izuku become something more than a lost vigilante.

  • Comments: A very well done vigilante Izuku fic with Dadzawa and Dad for One

I Can't Be a Magical Girl!! You, a Magical Girl, Say by RMXStudio
  • Recommended by: Mrjengablock
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Synopsis: Magic. It's like entropy—inaccessible energy in a system. To have magic is to break the rules of your universe, and to become a magical girl is to take that power and use it for good. April 10th, Izuku broke the rules of his universe, and now, with the world facing a growing, seemingly undefeatable threat, he and his Handyman get ready for the ride of a lifetime. This story thus details Midoriya Izuku's life as a magical girl in the world of heroes.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, “Crack Treated Seriously”. This story is very well-written with a compelling vision of the reality Izuku faces as an aberration—a Quirkless hero motivated to stop Residues from hurting people. It realistically deals with the consequences of Izuku’s “magical awakening”. This troper especially appreciates the original heroes the author utilizes, which feel like characters that could have been in any OVA or bonus chapter.

I Don't Run An Orphanage! by Kyodon
  • Recommended by: Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya, couldn't be a hero. But despite this, he soon finds he's a magnet for trouble, particularly trouble involving children. There a lot's of children in the city with quirks that cause issues for them and the people around them. And if their parent's won't care for them then he will! It may not have been the type of hero he wanted to be. But he's a hero none the less!
  • Comments: In this AU, Midoriya didn't get One For All. But , by string of luck, he managed to rescue Eri from Overhaul much earlier, and encounter many orphaned children with strong Quirks. finding new purpose in life, Izuku makes a deal with O.P.C.C.C (Overly Powerful Children Care and Containment) that allows him to raise these children as his own. read as Midoriya become a Professor X Expy to these dark backstory-filled, adorable OCs as they make shenanigans pre-teen children normally do & don't, from gardening, drawing & livestreaming to breaking walls, ripping limbs off, and using Grimms as mooks against 1A. AO3 version

Indefinite by OwlF45

  • Recommended by: Anourth
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Midoriya has been told a lot of things his entire life, like "Love", "Safe", and "Protect."
    He wants to believe them. As the years trickle by and time fluctuates, he tries to understand them.
    He can't.
    And then U.A. comes and swipes his feet out from underneath him. And, if he's to be honest, he doesn't mind it too much, even if each day slowly wears him away. Piece by piece, bit by bit.
    (And if they're there to put him back together again, well, he doesn't mind that either.)
  • Comments: This is easily one of the greatest fics to exist in any fandom - it’s packed full of super interesting reveals, world building, and just the right balance of happy and not-so-happy scenes. It seems as if every update brings even more excitement and depth to the story and, thankfully, these update are quite often. Whatever you think this story may be about, it’s so much more.

Invisible Person Syndrome by Colerate
  • Recommended by: The_river_Dee
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2020
  • Synopsis: Izuku has a quirk and it's kind of perfect for villainy - that only makes him strive to be a hero even more.
  • Comments: Caution: the fic is not beta read, so the writing is wonky in places as the author fixes the mistakes that are called out. ye have been warned. That aside, it's a pretty good take on the Izuku has a quirk tag and has excellent characterization for Izuku so far. No ships as of yet but the author has stated that this might change.

know what i've made by the marks on my hands by simkjrs
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Hiatus
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku just wants to lead a quiet, peaceful life. This is foiled by the fact that a) he can see spirits, b) his good nature demands that he help anyone he sees in trouble, and c) he, by all rights, should not exist. Helping the heroes who have fallen victim to the new quirk-breaking drug is a terrible idea for many reasons, the first and most important being that he hates attention and avoids it like the plague. But he's the only one who can help, so he does. This is, Izuku decides as he breaks in, more trouble than it's worth.

the last of us (i see fire in your eyes) by munchmuffins
  • Recommended by: phirephox666, aitaikimochii, meru90
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kirishima/Bakugo
  • Synopsis: A dragon king embarks on a journey to earn the trust and loyalty of his one true companion. (A BNHA fantasy AU with dragon king!Bakugo and dragon!kirishima as the last of their kinds.)
  • Comments: Has a very Tolkien-esque feeling for the lovers of the Fantasy AU / the BNHA Fantasy universe based on the anime's second season ending. The story is simplistic that can be summed up as Bakugo the dragon king and Kirishima the dragon facing the world together. Very poetic prose and it felt like reading a true fantasy novel.

Leviathan (My Hero Academia) by rest_in_rip
  • Recommended by: msf_wonderland
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2019
  • Synopsis: Izuku's only truly used his quirk once. He was four years old. He took thirty-two lives that day. Now, he's sworn never to let that power possess him again. Hiding the true nature of his quirk from everyone, he hides behind the thin facade of a useless, showy quirk, refusing any and all connection to the mysterious creature recognized in a few sparse news reports as the Leviathan. Lies don't last forever, however, and one day or another, his world will have to come crashing down.
  • Pairing(s): None (yet...)
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  • Comments: So I was doing what I usually do (looking at the Bn Ha works page on Archive of Our Own for new stories), when I came across this one. I gave it a shot and I did not regret it; this story is very well-written and incredibly engaging, the plot is great, and the characters are awesome. While reading it, I was instantly reminded of two other stories on this very page: Pulling the Wires and Yamikumo, the Black Rabbit. Both involve Izuku being a murderer of sorts (though not by choice) and have him deal with the consequences of that fact; though at the time of this writing Pulling the Wires seems to have forgotten about the latter detail to focus on fluff, and Yamikumo, the Black Rabbit hasn’t reached far enough to have Izuku’s secret revealed to a large number of the cast. While I’m not saying that Leviathan is actually doing that dealing-with-the-grave-consequences-of-my-actions thing, it seems to be where the story is heading. And that’s one of the reasons this story is such a breath of fresh air to me. All in all, I highly recommend this fic, trust me, you won’t regret it.

Roulette by kahlen369
  • Recommended by: AngelFaux
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku is five years old when he receives his quirk.

    • When Izuku arrives at his kindergarten class, he doesn’t even bother with greetings before he giddily announces to all the other students (and adults) there, “I got my quirk!”

    • “About time.” Kacchan replies, curiosity clear despite his dismissive tone. “What is it?”

    • “I glow!” Izuku explains with an excited grin.
  • But it's not what he thinks.

  • Because Midoriya Izuku has always dreamed of becoming a hero like All Might.

  • And Fate has a funny way of giving you what you wanted in a way you never expect.


  • An AU where Midoriya is born with “Quirk Change”, which grants him a new, completely different, completely random (or so it seems) quirk at will.

Lies in the guise of truth by Jeanemon

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Midoriya Inko/Yagi Toshinori
  • Synopsis: All Might is the world's #1 hero, the symbol of peace, the pillar that the world knows they can stand on. He dominates every room he's in, from press conferences to his Hero Agency. It's pretty easy for everyone to overlook Yagi Toshinori, All Might's 'quirkless secretary'. But he's still there.

A Lifetime of Apologies by Scandivanian Sensation
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Sypnosis: The butterfly effect: one small alteration can result in calamitous change to an end result. Change Izuku's kind, but worried mother for a misguided and abusive father, and watch as the world tears itself apart. When Izuku fails to meet All Might, and All Might fails to save Izuku, that single instance causes a world-wide revolt where people begin to stop trusting in heroes.
  • Comments: Each chapter really got you at the edge of your seats. It's rather dark and still developing, but worth a read.

Live a Hero by BeyondTheClouds777
  • Recommended by: transparentnaswer
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2020
  • Synopsis: "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
    Or, you're raised a villain, rebel when you're nine, and fight against the odds to become a hero anyway.
    That's how it is in Izuku's case.
  • Comments: Otherwise known as a Reverse Villain AU, where Izuku is raised a villain but wishes to be a hero, this is a wonderful fic brought to you by the author of Dis(Associate) and The Deaf Hero: Deku.
    • While the protagonist is named Izuku, he has little in common with the one most readers are bound to know aside from his desire to be a Hero and attachment to his mother. That said, it's a fascinating look into a reversal of probably the most popular fanfic idea in the fandom and is unafraid to take original and sometimes gruesome strides that keep the reader gripped.

Locked In Digital (Archive of Our Own link) by Rogue Druid
  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Izuku has been through a special kind of hell. Broken, traumatized, and skilled beyond belief, now he deals with a new set of issues. U.A.'s Hero Course.
  • Summary: Izuku was the target of a mad scientist who forced him to complete a gauntlet of nine Survival Horror games. After a year of fighting for his life (and dying hundreds of times along the way) Izuku became free, with skills beyond the ability of many heroes and traumatized. With those abilities, now he faces a new challenge: becoming a hero.

Lying Eyes by kixotical
  • Recommended by: Orchidperson969
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2020
  • Pairings: Implied SeroMina, one-sided KamiJiro
  • Synopsis: If you asked anyone in class 1-A what they thought of Denki Kaminari, it would most likely be around the same answers: very flirty and outgoing, not being afraid to show his excitement for something. Maybe he's not the brightest bulb in the box and has a bit of a mischevious side to him, but he's still able to make everyone laugh when he shows his brainless side after going over his wattage limit. No matter what, he's one of the closest members of class 1-A. No one would have guessed that it was all a lie. No one would have thought that it was all a con, a front to lower everyone's expectations so that he could carry out what he needed to do. No one would have thought that Denki Kaminari, the loveable idiot from class 1-A, had been working to betray them all. AU where Kaminari is the U.A. traitor as well as a psychopath and sociopath.
  • Comments: An excellently written Traitor!Kaminari suspense fic with some genius character interactions. It hooks you early on and only gets better from there, especially once Sero gets pushed out a window and no one believes Bakugo's suspicions that Kaminari is involved.

A Mockery of Rebirth by LadyGreenFrisbee
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2020) with a prequel
  • Synopsis: "There you are, Midoriya Izuku." By all means, it should have been the soft, calm way Kacchan spoke that clued him in. It should be the fact that he had not seen his childhood friend since that horrible night in the mountains where Izuku had been just too weak and slow to reach him in time. But its not. It's how the face and the hair were the same but the person hiding behind his eyes was different. What were once bright, lively eyes full of energy were now alight with something deceptive and sinister and wrong, hiding among familiar ruby red like a snake in the grass. The sight of that angular face, not darkened by its usual frown but smoothed out by eerie, unnatural, uncharacteristic calmness set the hair at the back of his neck on end. Kacchan then smiles. It's a soft grin, as pliant and serene as the look in his eyes. It's the smile of someone who has all the time in the world. Someone who could do anything they wanted and they were confident that the world would bend to their will. It's at that moment that Izuku understands that the person behind those eyes wasn't Kacchan at all. (Or; In the face of mortality, All for One makes a decision.)
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

Morning Star by Cordylion
  • Recommended by Jagellion, FallenHero
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2020
  • Summary: The snowstorm hit Izuku, icy and sharp, as he stepped out the hospital doors, the shock of it waking him to his situation. Sitting in bed with a bag-eyed policeman taking his statement had seemed a mute nightmare. But now reality regained its hold. All Might had fallen, and at last Izuku's Quirk had awakened. He'd always wanted a Quirk, but not – never like this.
  • Comments: This story explores what would happen if All Might died a few months prior to canon, taking One For All with him, and Izuku awakens to a Quirk of his own. It's now up to Izuku and his classmates to save Japan without the power of the Symbol of Peace to call upon.

Multiversal Entertainment by TheFicDude
  • Recommended by: mariic
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Various Girls
  • Synopsis: Aizawa calls classes 1-A and 1-B, as well as the school staff, for a surprising announcement: Hatsume Mei has invented a machine that can see into alternate universes. The machine also requires a catalyst to view through. Naturally, it happens to be Izuku. Hilarity Ensues. (Mostly.)
  • Comments: Essentially, Classes 1-A, 1-B, and the school staff MST alternate universes. Some are comedic, others are dead serious, and a few are pre-existing MHA fanfics. Keep in mind there is some violence and smut.

My Hero Academia: Plus Ultra! by Sora 101
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2017)
  • Synopsis: Izuku holds both All for One, and One for All. Yet despite his incredible potential, he has work twice as hard to make both quirks his own power. Not to mention the troubles and challenges he must face with his new quirks.
  • Comments: a really, REALLY Good fic about Izuku somehow Developing All For One when All Might Gives Him One For All, meaning he is extremely powerful but despite how easy it would be to make him overpowered he is still beatable, as well as a refreshing take on his relationship with Bakugo. Highly Recommend it.

Never-Living, Never-Dead by ThisCat
  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There’s a beach. People throw their garbage there, old appliances and broken things, empty bottles, wrappers and trash. It piles up so high you can’t see the ocean. Izuku stops there every day after school. It’s not on his way home. It’s not even a detour, it’s in entirely the opposite direction. He doesn’t want to go there, but he does. He walks out of school, bag heavy with books and mind heavy with thoughts, intending to walk straight home, and his feet take him to the beach.

New eyes by WabiSabi
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, EmeraldSky
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Katsuki wakes up 22 years in the past. With no other choice, he moves on. (Or where Katsuki tries to mind his own business and fails spectacularly because he can´t stand people pissing over those who gained his respect. Even Deku. Especially Deku.)

New Game Plus Ultra by Trashfire(apocalypse_later)
  • Recommended by: Ryoko
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Izuku doesn't even get to the entrance exam, and Japan promptly goes to hell. Years later, a rebel attack leaves him a) dead, b) no longer quirkless, and c) with an opportunity to stop the League of Villains from taking over the country. As many opportunities as he needs, in fact. Wonderful! Great! Fantastic!
This cannot possibly go wrong.

No More Dreaming by draconixshinx
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Uraraka Ochako knows that not everyone is created equal. It has been proven to her time and time again. But she will be a hero, or break herself trying.
  • Comments: A role swap AU where Ochako is quirkless and inherits One For All instead of Izuku. Still in the early stages of Boku no Hero Academia, but a good read.
    • Yeah, KrspaceT here with a shaking head. The fic is basically canon but with Uraraka as Deku in what I saw. There is no good reason to have her as Bakugo's classmate a la Izuku, or get it the same way. Such canon rehashing diminishes the potential the idea had.

The Norse Hero: Fenrir by GoldenGeeko
  • Recommended by: bladeofhell56
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Common Quirks are based on simple things. Even Bakugo's strong flashy explosion quirk it just dynamite. But there is absolutely nothing simple about your quirk being based on the Norse God: Fenrir. With the great strength of the wolf god, Izuku is sure to claw his way straight to heroism.
  • Comments: An AU where everyone's quirk is based on one thing. Like Tsuyu being based on a frog. Izuku is based of Fucking Fenrir and is just as powerful as that sounds. I also really like the relationship between Izuku and Fem Todoroki. Its cute.

The Only Hero by Squeakyclarinet
  • Recommended by: EndingTHEGam3
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Izuku Midoriya / Melissa Shield
  • Synopsis: The day Izuku Midoriya got One for All should have been the best day of his life, but it quickly turns out to be his worst. When 80% of the population suddenly vanishes, Izuku suddenly goes from a Quirkless nobody, to the only hero in the world.
  • Comments: Really interesting fic, IMO. At the time of writing only has three chapters, but what's already there (and the reveals of who is still there) is definitely promising. Also available here.

Picking up Steam by Tsume_Yuki
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2019
  • Synopsis: In which Endeavor knows there’s not quite right with Rei, the Todoroki children are optimistic, and Todoroki Rei is trying to figure out the difference between amnesia and waking up in another woman’s life. (SI stuffed into Todoroki Rei’s body)

Powers you earn by Daemonmonkey
  • recommended by: Quasimoto
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2019
  • Synopsis: Izuku wanted to be a hero even before he knew what quirk he had. Anima Cacciatore finds a quirkless six-year-old boy with the 'will of a hero' as he called it. "There are two kinds of powers; those you are born with, and powers you earn through hard work. Do you want me to teach you Martial arts?" An OC that teaches Izuku years before he meets All Might.
  • Comments: solid story and good flow with Both Marvel and DC acting as the world's history. The OC can be overbearing at times but is still an interesting character. Also, Izuku learning Chi like Shang Chi. The story, as of this writing, is over 100k words and still going.

Prime Directive: Hero by awkwardnaut626
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Izuku/Momo
  • Synopsis:What if Izuku's talent for analyzing was a Quirk all along? Will he become the next Symbol of Peace, or will his superior mind forge a new future?
  • Comments: please read this Fic if you are a My Hero Fan, this is a surprisingly in-character Izuku with a quirk Fic with and honestly anything that makes the line "Assimilation complete" is always worth a read, plus it is an interesting take on the very familiar concept of power copying

Regrets™: Yagi Toshinori Rendition by Hayato (FoxofPerdition)
  • Recommended by: Andariel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Toshinori meant to catch the villain, not be caught by his Quirk. He guessed this was his life now. At least he had feet.
  • Comments: All Might gets transformed into a bunny and ends up living with the Midoriya family. And it's hilarious

Rekindling Fire by Alana_Me
  • Recommended by: Allie_Montgomery
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Synopsis: On opposite sides of the country, a former villain and a hero wake up more than a decade in the past. Neither of them wants to be there. AKA Dabi and Hawks get sent back in time after the Hideout Raid.

The Saint and the Sinner by TheTwins1-2
  • Recommended by: gizmo123473
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Lambs, by their very nature, stray from the path towards the tempting wilderness. But through the diligence of a kind shepherd, that desire can be tempered, and the lamb will grow up to become so much more. So when chance allowed two souls to cross paths, it would be the beginning of the greatest Hero duo in history.
  • Comments: There are two things that make it different from canon events; Mineta is one of the main protagonists, and him and Izuku go to the same school together before they head to U.A. The story follows Mineta's perspective, and the writer manages to both write Mineta in-character while also making him more likable, and the way his and Izuku's friendship is handled, and how they affect each other is pretty great. While the story is pretty similar to what happens in canon so far, there is enough difference to make it not feel too samey. There is some great potential to be had with this fanfic, and should come as refreshing to any who are tired of Mineta being the fanfic writer's punching bag, even if he does deserve it at points. Here's an alternate link for Archive of Our Own readers: [2]

See(Too-Much) by Green Frisbee 1
  • Recommended by: thegreatpursuit
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2020
  • Synopsis: In one universe, Deku means hope. He stands amongst crowds of heroes and leads humanity into a new era of prosperity. In another branch, Deku means despair. He stands atop of a pile of corpses and leads villains into a new era of crime. In a third branching timeline, Deku means Midoriya Izuku. He sits quietly by the window in his hospital room. And he sees them all.
  • Comments: An excellent AU involving Deku with a Quirk that does not allow him to do heroics.

Shatter The Sky by FairyPalace
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2019
  • Synopsis: The sky has always been the limit. It takes a few friends to teach Ichigo it's perfectly possible to go beyond that as well. [OC Insert]
  • Comments: A retelling of Boku No Hero Academia that is not just the OC reacting to canon without making any impact to the story as a whole. Featuring a fleshed out OC as narrator of the story. Definitely worth a read.

Silent Shadow bytunafishprincess
  • Recommended by: Ryoko
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All Might is too late to stop the Sludge Villain the second time, leading Izuku Midoriya to die in his childhood friend's arms.
Good thing for the League of Villains. A fresh Quirkless body is exactly what they need for their new round of Quirk replication experiments. After all, why have one warper when you can have two?

Solar Flare by The Queen
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three weeks after Katsuki Bakugou receives his quirk, he takes a short tumble off a bridge and watches, dumbfounded, as stupid Deku extend a hand. Don’t take it, the universe commands. Don’t tell me what to do! Katsuki snaps.
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

The Spider of Peace by Zedref13
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: While being created, part of the Noumu formula is used on a spider and "kills" it. Unfortunately, Izuku is on the wrong end of its fangs at the worst of times. With an extra "Quirk" at his disposal, follow Izuku Midoriya at U.A. High School trying to deal with villains, vigilante work, girls and... his own powers? (Spider-Man AU)
  • Comments: a Really Good pseudo-crossover with Spiderman that works in-universe as well as characterizes Izuku really well. also got a very well done version of Vigilante!Izuku while avoiding the usual make excuses for being late to school bullshit normally featured in Spiderman Stories.
    • I don't recommend this myself. Izuku is portrayed as a Gary Stu: he gets bitten by the radioactive spider almost randomly, he still gets One For All from All Might, all the girls in Class A-1 fall for him, and his vigilante work is practically excused despite it being forbidden. His only flaw is the symbiote in him, but it seems more used to make Izuku stronger than to give him a weakness. It also takes away the relateable nature of both Spider-Man and Izuku by making him a celebrity with very few hardships.

Standing in Awe of Death by Ramabear
  • Recommended by: DeusStorm
  • Status: Dead; undergoing a rewrite
  • Synopsis: Katsuki drives Izuku over the edge and, together, they discover Izuku wasn't quirkless after all. (Ajin AU)

Stygian-Fire by Green Frisbee 1
  • Recommended by: thegreatpursuit
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2020
  • Synopsis:Izuku's Quirk manifest at the tender age of five. It's strange that he would have a fire Quirk given what his mother's Quirk is, but he chalks it up to genetics on his father's side. A week later, there's a (familiar) stranger in the kitchen, and everything changes.
  • Comments: A nice play on the idea of "What if Deku met his father?". Except this time, Deku's father is the notable hero Endeavor. Midoriya is forced to learn how to be a part of the Todoroki family.

Such a Doting Father by FunkySoulPanda
  • Recommended by: euan112358
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2019
  • Synopsis: What if the Todoroki family had trouble dealing with Endeavor for a different reason? Humor fic.
  • Comments: An absolutely hilarious AU fic based on two simple character switches - i.e. where Endeavor really loves his family and fawns over them every chance he gets... and his wife and children are so done with him. It's a story where Endeavor is Maes Hughes, his wife Rei (and fellow Pro Hero Glacia) is exasperated, sensible and very memeable, and the Todoroki family as a whole is much better off. Though in Shouto Todoroki's words: "God dammit Dad."

Successor by Mugen Arashi
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2019
  • Synopsis: One for All, a sacred torch passed on from one generation to the next. When Izuku Midoriya, a child who a possesses a quirk which embodies the "Light" becomes the successor of All Might things become interesting.
  • Comments: a really good read with an interesting take on Quirk!Izuku as well as light romance elements that somewhat mimic real-life high school. Highly recommended.

To Be A Hero by Pikaboo_73
  • Recommended by: Vidkid
  • Status: Dormant (Currently in the process of being rewritten)
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya wanted to be a hero, that's all he wanted. Even if he didn't have a quirk, even if the whole world seemed against him, this was the dream he chose but seemed so far from his reach.

However, this all changed from two fateful encounters.

One of them was with All Might, who offered Izuku the chance to become a hero. But the other was someone who witnessed this offer. This was Enso Ureshi, a boy with a mysterious past who claimed that Izuku was much more special than he thought himself to be. After a surprising compromise, Izuku sets off on an adventure to become the hero he wishes to be, with Enso by his side. But exactly who is Enso? Why did he suddenly choose to help Izuku on his path? Who was the mysterious threat that he mentioned would soon come upon their world?

And what was so special about Izuku in the first place?

  • Pairing: Midoriya Izuku/Harem
  • Comments: A masterclass on how to organically integrate Outside-Context Problem OC's into the canon universe. Also comes with a generous helping of tongue in cheek humour that doesn't hurt either.

Through Another's Eyes by Cenobia 100
  • Recommended by: Terath
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2018
  • Synopsis: See the world through another's eyes. What do they see, feel, learn? How do they react to the pressures of life and how can they cope with the world when they cannot even comprehend their own goals and emotions. Fumikage Tokoyami is forced to answer these questions as he struggles through his teenage years.
  • Pairing: Fumikage Tokoyami/Mezou Shouji though it slips towards Toko/Deku later on, and might move into a Tokoyami/Deku/Shouji later on. Honestly just a good retelling of the series and lots of inbetween happenings from the perspective of everyone's favourite birb, with the addition of Izuku and Fumikage having been friends prior to the series online without knowing each other irl. A good read, well written, enjoyable and slow burn as all hell.

Toku no Hero Academia by Tokusatsu Universe-KHM
  • Recommended by: Toonami 4 Ever, Darth Caesar
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2020
  • Pairings: Izuku/Harem
  • Synopsis: What if Izuku had a Quirk when he was born and activates it at a young age. Together with his mother's encouragement and All Might giving him One for All as his secondary quirk, he would finally be the hero he had always dreamed of becoming. However Izuku would have to overcome the obstacles and challenges in his path of being the new Symbol of Peace and Justice. [AU, Izuku/Harem!]
  • Comments: Something worth noting is that Toku no Hero does not shy away from referencing various Toku shows and films, so as a result your mileage may vary.

Total Command by ''Epsilon110
  • Recommended by Araitsume
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Dekubowl Harem (Confirmed: Hatsumei, Uraraka, Yaoyorozu, Fem!Bakugo)
  • Synopsis: When quirks appeared, humanity dealt with the greatest power shift it had seen in millennia. The sudden change gave women powers never seen before, but men were left behind. As society changed, villains began to use their powers for cruel and selfish means. However, brave women rose to face the challenge, using their powers for the good of the people. It was an age of heroes. Now 200 years later, the rest of humanity began to catch up... and it all started with a man gifted with Total Command over every function of his body.
  • Tags: All Quirk!characters are female; Female to male population ratio 5:1; UA is a university; Midoriya is the only man with a quirk.
  • Comments: This fic takes its premise to surprising aspects with most families consisting of a mother and child(ren); male/female relationships are a rarity; Quirk marriages exist with the addition of gene splicing (Fem!Todoroki's origin), and the idea of men gaining quirks is seen as impossible, much less becoming heroes. Once Midoriya discovers he has a Quirk in a life-or-death situation, society shakes up slowly when more and more people learn about him. The dynamic between Midoriya & Fem!Bakugo has considerably different connotations than in canon. And as the sole male student of UA, Midoriya has a lot to prove and is often a subject of interest/desire/lust (especially the latter for Fem!Mineta) among his female peers.

Vigil, Ante, and their Vigilante Antics by BelleAmant
  • Recommended by: Wilmar10
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Not all men are created equal.
Izuku Midoriya knows this. He knows that some people are born stronger than others, that some kids have better powers- or any power at all. But this setback is only that: a setback.A minor inconvenience, one that Izuku will push past.—

Or: What happens when you knock Izuku to the ground and take away all of his hopes and dreams?The boy will get back up, clawing his way to the top if it's the last thing he does.

Featuring Vigilante Izuku, his partner-in-heroism Hitoshi, and some Parental Aizawa as a bonus!

[Updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays!!]

Viridescent by darkfire1220 (, AO3)
  • Recommended by: OtakuEmpress
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: As a child, Izuku Midoriya decided it would be better if he were Quirkless than to have a power that scared everyone. Now a teenager and looking to enter U.A, he finds himself as the protege of All Might and a student of the best heroes in the nation- but there's no running from a part of you, and he's learning the hard way that you have to accept all of yourself to be a real hero.
    Having been partners in crime with Izuku ever since they were children, Katsuki Bakugo is more than a little surprised when his timid friend makes it into U.A with him. He's knows they're going places with the best heroes in the world to guide them, but Katsuki also knows that his best friend is heading into a world prepared to reject his very being- and he's more than willing to pulverize it. However, Katsuki has his own problem, and he won't be able to blast his way out of this one.
    As they both struggle to overcome their problems and support their surrogate brothers, Izuku and Katsuki somehow find themselves leading their class into the world of heroes- and desperately trying to protect a little girl called Eri, the first person they saved as a team.
  • Comments: This fic is different, as Bakugo and Izuku are best friends. Seeing Katsuki being protective and supportive was a breath of fresh air. Plot wise, It's also really good as this AU gave Izuku a powerful quirk from birth that he refuses to use because of the connection it has with his super villain father... Super recommended!!!
    • currently the top favorited fic in the "My Hero Academia" section on

We are the reckless by A_ToastToTheOutcasts & Maeniac
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Sypnosis: One boy has a Quirk, one doesn't. One's been pressured to become a hero since he was born, the other is told that it's just a fantasy. The world is cruel - they know this - and what they do about it will wrap them up in a feud older than time itself.
  • Comments: The author of the Black Fox Series series brings a new superb vigilante Izuku fic with Todoroki joining the adventure. This is simply a wonderful and well-written fic.

What We Lost to the Fire by: Syrabite
  • Recommended up: X59
  • Status: On-going.
  • Synopsis:“Did you catch him, Endeavor?” Izuku asks as he stares up, up, up at the behemoth of a man. Cold, blue eyes turn to him, his hard expression never changing. No one says anything for a moment.

“I will,” Endeavor says finally. “Someday, I will find that man.”

Izuku accepts the promise with a nod. He has no tears left and wouldn’t have squandered them on Midoriya Hisashi if he did, so he simply bows deeply to the hero.

“Thank you.”

“Don’t thank me, Izuku. It is my duty. He has disgraced the Todoroki clan for the last time. We will not allow this villain to sully our family name any further.”

Izuku straightens, confusion clear on his face.

“You don’t know why I am here, do you?” Endeavor asks, “Midoriya Hisashi was born Todoroki Hisashi, my younger brother. You are my nephew.”

Where your love has always been enough (for me) by Classicequinox
  • Recommended by: thisisvalid, Jagellion
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: It's a dark coil of anger deep in the pit of his stomach, reminding him that he was the root, the catalyst, the trigger for their family's downward spiral. It did happen - he reminds himself harshly. He can't forget that, even if time has actually reset itself.
Todoroki Enji gets a second chance. It's up to him to see what he can do with it.
  • Comments:A great Endeavour-centric time travel fic in which Endeavour tries to fix his past mistakes by becoming a better father and husband.includes lots of family fluff and an adorable Touya.

Wrong answers don't mean you should stop asking questions by Vaimeta
  • Recommended by: William_Ong
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Or, how Midoriya was told he couldn’t be a hero by All Might, so he decided he would ask every other hero if he could be one.
  • Comments: A 21k word one-shot, that can either be read as a stand-alone, or as a part of a short series (Totalling under 110k words) It can be found on AO3 and as stated in the synopsis, follows Izuku ‘Deku’ Midoriya as he goes down the list of heroes asking his question. Also, has some light comfort from Aizawa at the end. And, if you follow the series, Izuku asks the question ‘Why can’t a quirkless person be a hero?’ Also, Accidental Hero Course Izuku Its quite impressive, if the circumstances behind it weren't heartbreaking.
Tags: Light Angst, Light Comfort(?), Crack Treated Seriously

Yamikumo, the Black Rabbit by Dire_Kumori

  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Synopsis: All men are not created equal. In a world where eighty percent of the population has superpowers - quirks - the twenty percent without might as well be considered disabled. Those who can't lift cars, or fly, or breathe fire, or walk on water are the minority, and if not harassed or put down for their inability then they're to be - even worse - pitied. Midoriya Izuku, however, has learned there are worse things than being born quirkless. (Tokyo Ghoul AU)
  • Comments: Quite a slow burn but the pacing is alright and the writing is well and in-character despite the changes that the pseudo-crossover brings. Due to the nature of Tokyo Ghoul, there's quite a lot of gore so be aware.

Yesterday Upon The Stair by PitViperOfDoom
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Dame-Amaryllis, CharmHazel, EmeraldSky
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku has always been written off as weird. As if it's not bad enough to be the quirkless weakling, he has to be the weird quirkless weakling on top of it. But truthfully, the "weird" part is the only part that's accurate. He's determined not to be a weakling, and in spite of what it says on paper, he's not actually quirkless. Even before meeting All-Might and taking on the power of One For All, Izuku isn't quirkless. Not that anyone would believe it if he told them.
  • Comments: This has to be the greatest version of Deku yet, bar none. Yes, that includes canon as well.

love by chaos by Flying Icarus_21
  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Temporarily retired supervillian Hisashi Midoriya is wonderful at parenting, in his opinion. So when his five year old son asks for advice on how to make friends, Hisashi is naturally prepared to make him the most influential kindergardener in Musutafu.
  • Comments: All-for-one-is-a-tired-dad AU.

One for All and Eight for the Ninth by griffinguy24
  • Recommended by: WereTech, Happy Man
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Midoriya Izuku received All Might's Quirk, he wasn't expecting it to come with a bunch of ghosts. Or for it to grant him greater empathy with certain new female friends. Well, at least now he has a few teachers giving him advice better than "clench your buttcheeks and yell SMASH!"
  • Comments: Before the Stockpile Quirk was given to First and absorbed into his Transference Quirk to create One for All, the Stockpile Quirk absorbed a Bond Quirk while still being with All for One. This gives One for All enough of a growth rate boost that it hits singularity as soon as Izuku is given One for All, meaning that he is in direct communication with all the previous wielders from the beginning at the Entrance Exam. Their help makes Izuku capable of using 4% Full Cowl from the start, changing the course of the Entrance Exam. The unknown Bond Quirk property of One for All also makes itself known, which seems to make it so he will form empathic links with up to eight other people (girls), starting with Ochaco Uraraka. Also, because of discoveries made before the start of the school year, with Bakugou being a bully and Mineta a sexual harasser, the teachers decides to put the two in Class 1-B, and all the thirteen girls of the Hero Course in Class 1-A. Alternative universe continuity ensues.

A Spanner in the Clockworks by All_five_pieces_of_Exodia
  • Recommended by: WereTech
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Izuku wakes up in the forest not far from his home, he isn't prepared for what's about to come next.
Izuku's never dealt with time travel, after all, but that seems to be the least of his worries. He's not in his own timeline, for one, and he may or may not have been missing for the past few months.With the threat of a future only Izuku knows about, a strange missing persons case, everyone around him getting suspicious, and a quirk he shouldn't have, Izuku has his work cut out for him.
  • Comments: This story has a deep sense of mystery, and some good power fantasy moments. Izuku wakes up in what he discovers is not only two years into the past, but two years into the past of an alternative timeline where Izuku Midoriya never came home the day of the Sludge Villain Incident, and has been considered missing without a trace for five months. Showing up at his mother's apartment, he is immediately mistaken by his mother and the police for "their" Izuku, and finding himself unable to tell the the truth, can do nothing but let them form their own conclusion that he was kidnapped and had his memory manipulated by villains. While things are clearly different in some ways from his own timeline, others are the same. Finding that he still possess One for All from his own timeline, Izuku sets out to not only try to find this timeline's Izuku to return him to his mother, but use his knowledge of future events to create a better outcome, like secretly taking out criminals that would have appeared at the USJ, or saving Eri from the Yakuza months before even the Entrance Exam.

The Mantis in the Mix by Chess_Blackfyre
  • Recommended by: Mercat 6
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vigilante Inko series where she and All Might have a Catwoman-Batman dynamic.
  • Pairing(s): Midoriya Inko/Yagi Toshinori | All Might, Midoriya Inko & Yagi Toshinori | All Might
  • Tags: Vigilante Inko AU

    Villain Deku Fics 
A Gradual Fall by MackIsMagic
  • Recommended by: GunMaster_J
  • Status: Dormant (last updated July 2017)
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya never meets his hero All-Might that faithful day and instead ends up being recruited by the League of Villains/Villain Alliance. Driven by jealousy, especially towards his old frenemy Katsuki Bakugo he ends up becoming the chief strategist and tactician of the Villain Alliance. Just how much damage can evil Izuku cause?
  • Comments: A pretty awesome AU story. Very well-written and everyone is in character (mostly, Izuku being a somewhat exception).

Somethings Gotta Give by TubbsTheCat
  • Recommended by: GunMaster_J
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Izuku and Shigaraki meet when they are young and form a strange friendship, impacting their futures in ways they can't begin to imagine.
  • Comments: Yet another Evil! Izuku fic. I am sensing a theme here... But seriously this story is the best Villain Deku/Izuku fic currently out there. Izuku's slow slide into darkness under the influence of Shigaraki, All-for-One/Sensei and the rest of the Villain Alliance is slow, and tragically effective. 110 out of 100. Seriously, go check it out now.

Return the Favor by Lucareeo
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Instead of Katsuki Bakugo getting kidnapped, Izuku Midoriya risks his life and ends up being taken by the League of Villains. A rescue is ensured, but instead they come face to face with Deku next to All for One, calling him "Sensei". They discover that Deku's memories had been altered from the point when Bakugo tells him to jump off the school roof to be reborn with a quirk.
  • Comments: A different take of Villain!Deku that goes on a For Want of a Nail effect. Short with only ten chapters, but astounding. Also gives Bakugo his character development far early than canon and the relationships are written off beautifully.

Pulling the Wires by catsplosionxd, PsychoLimbo
  • Recommended by: CharmHazel
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: Quirkless Izuku Midoriya was abducted by villains and pronounced dead at age seven. Eight years later, nine months before the new semester begins at Yuuei High, a young villain named Rabbit encounters Shouto Todoroki.
  • Comments: This time, instead of Izuku becoming a villain of his own free will, he ends up being forced into it by the Villain alliance, especially Shigaraki himself. It's a very interesting take on the Villain!Deku fic, especially in exploring Izuku's relationship with Todoroki, Yaoyorozu, and Bakugo.

the distinction between hope and expectation by kattenprinsen & Ramabear
  • Recommended by: Shadow State
  • Status: Dead (last updated September 2016)
  • Synopsis: Five years ago, Bakugo's favorite nerdy victim vanished off the face of earth. Even if that was the proper thing for a quirkless, useless kid to do, he never quite forgot those bright green eyes staring resolutely up at him even in the face of Bakugo's violence and explosive quirk.
    The last thing he expects is to find the boy again in his final year at Yuuei- not just that, but to have him hauled into the middle of a fight by a group of bizarro villains out to smash All Might to bits (or something). Admittedly, it's hard to pay attention to a madman's stupid raving when your childhood friend (not dead. not missing anymore. still useless. still so pathetic. utterly helpless.) stares up at you with eyes that are begging for help.
    Yuuei hasn't taken his rage or his vulgarity away from him, but it has given him something. Bakugo is a hero. And heroes? They save even the useless ones and save Deku he will. He doesn't have a single plan beyond that moment, doesn't need one.
    Besides, when it comes right down to it, Deku has all the plans that any of them need.

Class A Civil War by D.C. Draco
  • Recommended by: RebelFalcon
  • Status: Dormant (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: The Final Term is coming to an end and the Final Exams are around the corner. So what happens when Aizawa and the Teachers of U.A. divides the Class to Heroes and Villains for the Final Practical Exams? You get a Civil War.
  • Pairings: Deku/Yaomomo
  • Comments: A rather interesting take on the Villain!Deku fic, where Deku still is a hero but gets to show just how terrifying a villain he could have been. Main Story contains spoilers to the end of the License Exam Arc, Omakes contain Spoilers up to the middle of the Internship Arc.

A Dangerous Game by tsukithewolf
  • Recommended by: octobersanctuary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Midoriya Izuku is 13 years old, he is kidnapped on his way home from school by a villain. One year later he is found and returned home with some scars, no memories of the events he went through, and a latent fire quirk. Izuku has to live a double life if he and his loved ones are to survive, even if that means lying to everyone and committing deeds that he’s not sure the heroes would forgive him for. He just needs to come up with a plan to defeat one of the most powerful men in the world, maintain both of his covers in the presence of enemies and allies alike, and hopefully not forget the “real” him. Bakugo Katsuki is certain that Izuku has been lying to everyone since the day he had been rescued. And he’s going to figure out his secret.
  • Comments: A thrilling and very psychological take on the Villain!Deku story where Izuku lives a reluctant double-life as both a villain and a hero in-training. Aside from a couple of minor tweaks (Toga and Dabi are already part of the League of Villains) the story manages to adhere pretty well to the existing canon.

Smiles and Puppet Strings by: hentaiftw6
  • Recommended by: aara941
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Momo/Izuku, Tooru/Shouto, Toga/Dabi, Neito/Ibara, more in future chapters.
  • Synopsis: What if had Izuku eaten the Ito Ito no mi (The String-String Fruit)? What if does he meet two brothers running away from their abusive father? This is a story of how have one bad day turned Izuku Midoriya into a different type of Joker.
  • Comments: Really good idea. Not officially a One Piece Crossover, but know use his most famous element. There isn’t need of Dimensional Trips, Characters that live in that time, even when is clear that between one show and another one there is more or less half century. And the best of all, don’t need follow the canon. The author creates his own canon, his own choices.
  • Tags: Villain!Deku, For Want of a Nail.

Entropy by: Imperium42
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: 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. All orderly systems descend into chaos. No one is immune to entropy, heroes least of all.
  • Comments: A very grim and realistic villain!deku. Everything everyone does has consequences and the characters react accordingly.
  • Tags: Villain!Deku, For Want of a Nail.

Flare Signal by achievingelysium
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Unavailable; listed as a mystery work.
  • Synopsis: AU. Midoriya Izuku shouldn't be surprised he ended up like this: hiding the secret of One for All from his own father, the notorious villain Dragon. The path to being a hero is a hard one. Or; Izuku is an aspiring hero forced to work for his father’s villain organization. Then he runs into All Might.

Apotheosis by Lord Wolfe
  • Recommended by: Get_Salty
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Apotheosis, the highest point in the development of something or if you prefer, the elevation of someone to divine status. "Fun isn't something one considers when trying to create a better world", Izuku smirked as he held up his gauntlet covered fist. "But this does put a smile on my face".
  • Comments: Interesting idea for a story. Izuku essentially becomes a source of change from reading a comic book about Thanos. Unlike most Villain!Deku stories, Izuku genuinely wishes to improve the society of heroes and instill a sort of New beginning; a place where heroes are made instead of born. Also unlike most fics, the League of Villains are not at the forefront of the story. Currently It sits as the 3rd most favorited Hero Aca Fic on the site, and most popular Villain!Deku fic. 3000+ faves and follows and 1500+ Reviews
  • Tags Infinity Gauntlet AU

Know the Difference by Evil Teddy Bear (TheDragonRider)
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2020
  • Synopsis: Iron Will was an infamous villain, known by heroes to be as deadly and vicious as her husband, All for One. The underworld thrived when she was his right hand, despite the peace-ushering presence of All Might. But then her son was born and she stepped down to become Hisashi Midoriya's loving wife, Inko Midoriya, giving the boy the home life she felt he needed. Izuku Midoriya grew up truly loved by both of his parents, even though his father never gave him a quirk and he wasn't the heir to the Family Business. Desperate to prove his worth, he decided that he would convince his father to allow him to help in the family objective: to reveal the true colors of Hero Society to the world— one way or another. But then he meets All Might and his childhood reality starts to fall apart.

Silent Shadow by Tunafishprincess
  • Recommended by: Rainraingoaway
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: All Might is too late to stop the Sludge Villain the second time, leading Izuku Midoriya to die in his childhood friend's arms. Good thing for the League of Villains. A fresh Quirkless body is exactly what they need for their new round of Quirk replication experiments. After all, why have one warper when you can have two?
  • Has a sequel - Broken Silence (Ongoing)

Anyone by Gentrychild (AO3 Link)

  • Recommended by: Skeleton_Plague, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Imagine a world where your quirk determines your path and your worth. A world that has no place for a quirkless boy. Despite that, Izuku is determined to become a hero. Until he realizes no one will let him. So he accidentally created a helpful (criminal) organization. And he (not so) accidentally steals One for All.
  • Comments: This is refreshing take on the villain!Deku tag in which Izuku still has his canon personality of wanting to help people but with grey morals this time. The worldbuilding is fantastic and has a more dystopian take, especially every time the Hero Commission is mentioned. The canonical characters such as Todoroki and Dabi have their own developments. The original characters are just as cool to read through. Also, All For One is Izuku's dad and his interactions with Izuku (who just refers him as a cat roommate with no idea of their relation) is hilarious.

A Room Full of Your Posters by Krombopulos Will
  • Recommended by: Dr. Psyche
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Villain!Midoriya. The slime villain didn't attack. Bakugou never needed rescuing. No wondrous event proved he deserved All Might's Quirk. He was still desperate to know whether a Quirkless boy could become a hero. If only there were some way to get All Might's attention...
  • Comments: A Villain!Deku story where Deku battles with his inadequacy and his admiration of All Might. A tragedy unfolds as Deku goes to extremes to get All Might’s attention; hurting himself and others in pursuit of the validation he desperately needs. It’s a slow but gripping descent as Deku slips more and more into villainy, justifying each horrible action he takes.

The Itch by AngeliaDark

  • Recommended by: Jurodan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Long-term abuse and a lack of support can break a person, and that allows others to step in and take advantage. Deku is failed by those around him and finds a new savior.
  • Comments: An impressive story that sticks close to canon events, but with a bit more mental fragility on Midoriya's part.


    Crack Fics 
Befriending the Enemy by MightyGoat
  • Recommended by: Andariel, transparentanswer
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: For one reason or another Izuku moves into an apartment complex a month after having met All Might while on his journey to become a hero. The other tenants? The League of Villains! Although the poor boy is oblivious to this fact. (Or where Izuku is too adorable and ends up with a bunch of overprotective villains for a family.)
  • Comments: Hilarious and amazing at the same time.

Toogata Mirio, The Greatest Threat by readerdreamer5625
  • Recommended by: Anna_Nimus
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: It is a war council, of a kind where a group of like-minded people face the same enemy...
  • Comments: Absolutely hilarious Dekubowl fic, where a jealous Class 1-A is fighting to win the attentions of Midoriya Izuku from the infuriatingly powerful Senpai Character Toogata Mirio. Featuring: underground photography rings, murder fantasies, mass exodus of internships, and more hilariousness.

More Like ENDEVIL, Amiright? by TheBabbleRabble
  • Recommended by: Andariel, CharmHazel, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dead; last updated September 2016
  • Synopsis: Four times Todoroki’s classmates ruin Endeavor’s life and career, and one time they don’t have to do anything.
  • Comments: An utterly hilarious story where the universe itself wants Endeavor to get punched in the face.

That One Groupchat Fic by Londie_Pikaa
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2019
  • Synopsis: When Midoriya creates a group chat, the memes are plentiful.
  • Comments: Good God someone either stop or help this person with this fic, this is one that never really gets old and dear god does it make me laugh. Please read as I cannot do it justice.

Yikes™ by Powerhh
  • Recommended by: Shadow State
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2020
  • Synopsis: Another groupchat fic.
  • Comments: Featuring awesome artwork, Snipe playing the kazoo, Eurovision, karaoke, memes, and tie-in pro hero and League of Villains group chats. Thoroughly hilarious.

villain eradication plan 5C: let them attack budding heroes mothers, wait appropriate time for mother to defeat them by Uncontinuous
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Targetting the civilian families of hero students should be cakewalk. Pity they decided to go with Inko first. Or the one where Inko accidentally defeats the League of Villains.
  • Comments: Badass mom taking the reins and solving the plot despite it all being accidental and still be the kind loving mom. What's not to love?

I can do what I want by GoldenWooly
  • Recommended By Cindar
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2020
  • Synopsis: The number one hero always has a plan for how to get away from the media. His most recent plan is probably the most ridiculous one.
  • Comments: Silliness, light-hearted fluff and people regretting All Might's life choices.

The Many Roasts of Endeavor Series by Sapphiria
  • Recommended by: Mizu Kitsune 10
  • Status: Dead; last updated January 2020
  • Synopsis: A fanfic series in which Midoriya Izuku roasts Endeavor and gains the support of Class 1-A, the teachers of Yuuei, the internet, and most importantly, Todoroki Shouto himself.
  • Comments: The writer is CLEARLY having fun with it, and honestly? It's super fun to read if you like roasting Endeavor and seeing izuku be a sassy cinnamon roll. It's slowly being converted into Crack Treated Seriously, with the introduction of an overarching plot in the sixth installment.

Rules for 1A by BrotherBrain

  • Recommended by: Blue Monday 1984
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Aizawa is so done with 1A's nonsense, so he makes some rules. This does absolutely nothing to curb their mayhem.
  • Comments: Absolutely goddamn hilarious. Holy shit, this deserves a read.

Green Bean Stream Scene by Yesmar1020

  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Izuku/Ochako
  • Synopsis: On July 15th 22XX, Twitch got a new stream called "Green Bean Stream", showing life from the point of view of two-year-old Izuku Midoriya. Live. Internet will never be the same.
  • Comments: From an original base (Izuku gets a Quirk that broadcasts everything he sees and hears through a Twitch stream) comes a story that refuses to take itself seriously. Izuku's life remains the same as in canon since he doesn't know he has this Quirk, but nonetheless his fans' comments make for many hilarious scenes - up until he gets One for All, and suddenly Izuku interacts with the chat for the first time. Expect lots of memes, dumb comments and Pogs. Many, many Pogs.

One Shot Wok by AMournfulHowlInTheNight

  • Recommended by: LudicrousWolverine
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: All For One's problem wasn't one the criminal underground usually experienced. In fact, in two hundred years, All For One couldn't remember ever having even a remotely similar experience. All Might was the least of his worries.

Custody Battle by katydid

  • Recommended by: LudicrousWolverine
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Yuuto Shigaraki, the First One for All User, gets knocked forward in time before he can pass on his quirk. Trapped in a much darker future where One for All never brought forth salvation, he rescues a young Izuku Midoriya from human traffickers. A boy with an uncanny resemblance to his older brother. Without an ID, lacking any money to feed his newly adopted child, and still determined to be a hero, Yuuto launches an exciting vigilante career stealing from organized crime. He makes one mistake: he assumes everyone from his past would have died of old age by now, including his older brother. So he doesn’t try particularly hard to hide his identity…or Izuku’s.

OR: A centuries-old feud between brothers is about to turn into an epic custody battle over Izuku Midoriya, the son of All for One and nephew of One for All—with the fate of Japan hanging in balance.

Double Vaulted: How Hisashi Midoriya might have screwed big time and First is not amused, at all by DiZaster12

  • Recommended by: LudicrousWolverine
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Vault AU, but its both Izuku and first that get vaulted.
Small drabbles and one shots concerning this AU.

Tickets to the Todoroki Trauma Drama Are Buy 1 Get 1 Free by miniongrin

  • Recommended by: Dark-heika
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: When Fuyumi gets hit by a quirk that body-swaps twins, she wakes up somewhere else—despite the fact that her twin died a decade ago. That’s confusing enough on its own, but why is she surrounded by villains? Dabi, meanwhile, keeps accidentally freezing things, but he thinks that’s a fair response to being called a name he hasn’t heard in a decade.
  • Pairings: Dabi/ Hawks, Fuyumi/ Miruko
  • Comment: This fic is absolutely fantastic. Every line is a laugh, and miniongrin has an amazing grasp on the characters' voices and it's easy to see it in the narrative. Also has a completed sequel, with the promise of more coming along the way.

    Shipping Fics 
Do as I say, not as I do by Erin Tesden
  • Recommended by: srraceng
  • Status: In Progress
  • Synopsis: After losing against Todoroki, Hitomi knew she needed to reinvent herself to obtain the strength she lacked. And when she met Midoriya she didn't knew exactly what to expect from him, surely not a friend nor a partner... Though, as much as she would like to say otherwise, Hitomi wasn't exactly against the idea
  • Pairing: Midoriya x Fem! Shinsou
  • Comment: Has a good instrospection on the characters, and the dinamics between the two protagonist are really funny and fluffy.

In Hindsight by infantblue
  • Recommended by: monsterella
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Uraraka is gravely injured during battle and Bakugo realizes he loves her. In hindsight.
  • Pairing: Bakugo/Uraraka, minor Midoriya/Todoroki
  • Comments: Phenomenally written. Flawless characterization. Absolutely gut-wrenching. By far the best fic I've ever read.

Look At Me by Erin Tesden
  • Recommended by: srraceng
  • Status: Complete (Oneshot)
  • Synopsis: Hitomi decides to have some quality time and spar with his boyfriend, Izuku. But things won't result as she expects.
  • Pairing: Quirkless! Midoriya x Fem! Shinsou (Relationship already established)
  • Comment: A very good story about the pairing, with an interesting characterization of a female Shinsou and his relationship with Izuku. Nothing serious, pure fluff.

Facts by LivGrapefruits
  • Recommended by: mellowbot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shouto barely has any experience with friends, so having a crush on his best friend was not something he was prepared for. He's fallen hard, and he’s awkward and unsure what to make of his feelings, or how to act on them. It doesn’t help that he and Izuku seem caught on the delicate line between friends and romance, and Shouto more than anything doesn’t want to ruin their friendship.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Todoroki, minor Jirou/Yaoyorozu
  • Comments: The best tododeku fic I've ever read, period. The characterizations are spot-on, and Shouto and Deku's relationship is both heart-wrenching and adorable.

Don't Ask Don't Tell by Ms_Chunks
  • Recommended by: Guratta
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Uraraka and Bakugo have a secret. It’s not what their classmates think it is.
  • Pairing: Bakugo/Uraraka
  • Comments: The secret is, in fact, not what it seems to be. This fic features a well-developed and believable relationship between the two that leads to both character development and a satisfying dynamic. A brilliantly well-written fic, chock-full of imagery, that should be the standard all fanfic aspires to be.

Blood Sex Sugar Magic by IllMadeKnight
  • Recommended by: Racheakt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After another blow to his dream, Izuku gets encouragement from an unlikely place. As Izuku starts to fulfill his ambition of being a hero, Himiko Toga is looking forward to having a hero who'll chase only her. As Izuku is pulled deeper into the world of heroes he becomes entangled in a century old battle between brothers. Here some enemies are closer than he realizes and not everyone can be saved so easily.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Himiko
  • Comments: Not, in fact, smut (Though it is Lemon). Despite what the title implies, a lot more than sex takes place in this interesting psychological and character-driven story.

prince & prince by Authoress
  • Recommended by: Seychelles
  • Status: Dormant (last updated November 2017)
  • Synopsis: Royalty!AU. Note to self: don't accidentally fall in love with a prince who's in an arranged marriage keeping your kingdoms from declaring war against each other. Especially when you're spying on him as his manservant.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Todoroki
  • Comments: Absolutely brilliant. a great romance and political thriller. Every time one of the main cast shows up I'm on the edge of my seat.

pax by bigspoonnoya
  • Recommended by: Arcana4th
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku and his classmates put their adolescence on hold to save the world. Now, in peace time, it's a world that doesn't need them anymore. Heroes are becoming former. But when a young Yuuei alumni falls prey to a grisly copycat murder, the case winds its way from professional to personal, and forces on them all the growing up they'd been too busy to do before.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Todoroki
  • Comments: Great fic, mixing a good murder mystery with a budding romance. The moments related to the case are always interesting while the romance moments are very sweet.

Awkward Energy MinaDeku by QuirkQuartz
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2020
  • Synopsis: The only reason Midoriya got to talking with Ashido was because his bandages needed reapplying. Still, this small hand of fate was all that was needed to spark a friendship and a far closer bond between the two classmates.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Ashido
  • Comments: A really good read with an interesting take on Cannon with Mina taking a more crucial role and some of the story now being told from her perspective, which means Tooru and Tsuyu are given more focus. This also means that we get to see the Authors interpretation of her family. Highly Recommenced it.

Accidental Activation by Drosolmire
  • Recommended by: KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant (last updated May 2017)
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots detailing Class 1-A's dorm life.
  • Pairings: Todoroki/Yaoyorozu, Midoriya/Uraraka, Jirou/Kaminari, Hagakure/Ojiro
  • Comments: Very Funny while also being heart Warming in its own way as well as being cute with some of the interactions between the characters.

yours, mine, ours by cityboys
  • Recommended by: Synchronicity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Momo winds up with a catering job and Shouto tries to delay the inevitable.
  • Pairings: Todoroki/Midoriya, Yaoyorozu/Jirou
  • Comments: A very, very sweet Alternate Universe (no Quirks) coming of age story for both Todoroki and Yaoyorozu (who are platonic-life-partners/childhood-friends in this fic). The romance that blooms over the summer is very well-written, as is their individual arcs.

Something Always Bring Me Back To You by odasaku
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It never takes too long. Midoriya Izuku has finally transferred into the hero course at U.A. High School after he moved away. The only problem is he's quirkless.
  • Pairing: Midoriya/Bakugo
  • Comments: Not for the faint of heart due to the Downer Beginning. You will need some tissues and may find yourself getting mad at Shinsou, Iida, Yaoyorozu, and Todoroki due to these characters getting an Adaptational Villainy treatment by the author for a majority of the story. Despite it all, it's well-written. Even if you don't fancy Midoriya/Bakugo, it's worth a read.

The Final Page by Radical_Sadness
  • Recommended by: DamonDraco
  • Status: Dead; last updated June 2019
  • Synopsis: She hadn’t changed much compared to the last time he woke up, with her laying peacefully at his side. However, this time she was naked. When a multi-million publishing company offers Todoroki Shouto the chance to write an autobiography, he grasps the opportunity in hope to exploit his father's cruelty and finally free his mother and avenge his family for the suffrage Endeavour forced them through. However once he starts to struggle placing the words in order, he asks for help from the intelligent, wise and utterly stunning Everything Hero, Creati for assistance...
  • Pairing: Todoroki/Yayorozu
  • Comments: A very well written fic with aged-up characters, showing that Class 1-A joined to form an Agency after graduation. Focuses on Shoto and Momo's developing feelings for each other, as they support each other through several hardships, many of which end up being interesting topics, such as Momo's shame upon being heavily sexualized and Shoto having to face the things which made him who he is now. Overall, the author does a nice job with characterization and how the events unfold.

Closer by MikeWritesThings
  • Recommended by: Shadow State
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One evening an irritable Shouta calls Hizashi during his evening show, and it becomes a regular occurrence.
  • Pairing: Yamada/Aizawa

count your blessings, not your flaws by PitViperOfDoom
  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku has never been asked out, confessed to, or flirted with, except as a joke. Todoroki Shouto doesn't get relationships of any kind, let alone romance. So when Midoriya laughs off his confession, he's confused but above all, he's hurt. And Midoriya doesn't seem to think he did anything wrong. Meanwhile Izuku knows something upset Todoroki and he wants to fix it. If only Todoroki would talk to him again.
  • Pairing: Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto

ChargeBolt's Nightcare by extranikiforov
  • Recommended by Piano_Pikachu
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: A series of Kaminari- and Jirou-centric oneshots where Kaminari runs a sort of nighttime therapy for the insomniacs of Class 1-A, set during and after the Culture Festival arc in the manga.
  • Pairings: Primarily Kaminari/Jirou, with Midoriya/Todoroki, Hagakure/Ojiro, and Bakugo/Kirishima in the background
  • Comments: Cute romantic fluff, brilliant exploration into Kaminari and Jirou via narration from both of them, as well as some genuinely touching romantic moments. Definitely worth checking out.

The Princess and the Hero by Clawde
  • Recommended by Happy Man, Sithking Zero
  • Status: Lineart and dialogue complete, inking and color in progress. Finalized versions of the art are being produced, see below.
  • Pairings: Izuku/Tsuyu
  • Synopsis: A 22 page comic that begins with Mina tricking Izuku and Tsuyu into going to a date with each other. During the date, Izuku learns more about his frog-looking classmate.
  • Comments: A must read for anybody who likes the Izuku/Tsuyu pairing. Even if it's still just lineart, the artist managed to capture the manga's style perfectly, as well as draw Tsuyu as really adorable while keeping her faithful to her nonstandard design. Short but sweet story with plenty of funny moments (especially Mina and Tooru as Date Peepers and Shipper on Deck) and W.A.F.F..
    • Sithking Zero: The author has started to put up finished versions of the pages, which are cleaned up and look far more professional. They start here. Fair warning: the links in the posts don't work.
    • Jim 028: Here's up-to-date links to this comics tumblr posts: Pages 1 to 10, pages 11-16, and pages 17-22.

Everything Started in the Rain by Saikr
  • Recommended by: DinoCam1795
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • Synopsis: When everyone starts living under the same roof, it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid certain feelings. Being loved by two people is hard, but "a hero can always get out of a tough situation." When Izuku learns that Tsuyu and Ochako have both fallen in love with him, he will have to search his own feelings and find out... Is there even a way to go about this without anyone getting hurt? Short answer: No. But they'll work it out. OR, Tsuyu and Ochako struggle to cope with their feelings for Izuku, who is completely oblivious. But what will happen when they realize this massive dork has a bigger heart than you'd expect?
  • Pairings: Tsuyu/Izuku/Ochako, minor Bakugo/Kirishima
  • Comments: A must read for anyone who likes either the Izuku/Tsuyu pairing or the Izuku/Ochako pairing, or both. Written rather realistically, it explores how much struggle all three characters go through to fully realize their feelings. Expect both fluff and angst.

My Hero Academia: Green Tea Tales by Black_Fuego_Rio
  • Recommended by: DinoCam1795
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots that deal with the life and relationship between Izuku Midoriya and Ochako Uraraka.
  • Pairings: Izuku/Ochako
  • Comments: A fun little series that explores how the relationship between the two would play out, from their first date and their first kiss to their everyday life with each other.

A Game of Chance by strawberriesandtophats
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aizawa never thought that getting closer to All Might would go like this. In which Aizawa tries to grade essays with both his hands in casts, Yagi tries to be #husbandgoals and Midnight and Mic do something about Yagi's fashion choices.
  • Pairing: Aizawa Shouta/Yagi Toshinori
  • Tags: Developing Relationship, Mutual Pining, Slice of Life, Fluff and Hurt/Comfort, Slowburn, Feel-good Fic

An Arrow to a Bundle by PitViperOfDoom
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Todoroki Enji tries to screw around with Shouto's life (again), but fails to account for the fact that his son's boyfriend has both backup and determination to spare.
  • Pairing: Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto
  • Tags: Fluff, Hijinks & Shenanigans, Established Relationship, Alternate Universe - No Powers, Alternate Universe - College/University

slow down, start dancing by blessings
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yaoyorozu Momo and Jirou Kyouka have to define what courage means to them or risk failing All Might’s class. Forgetting about their project until 10 hours before it’s due feels like the right answer.
  • Pairing: Jirou Kyoka/Yaoyorozu Momo
  • Comments: A love letter to deadlines and all-nighters, intertwined with humour and sweet mutual pining.

Riches and Wonders by inanimaterambles
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Todoroki has only been at university for two weeks, but already he’s had a fundamental breakthrough: he is not normal. Todoroki goes to university, and gets more than he bargained for.
  • Pairing: Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - College/University, Alternate Universe - No Quirks, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Friendship, Pre-Relationship, Crushes, Panic Attacks

Can Your Heart Rate Rise a Little? by inanimaterambles
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It’s just… When he’s around Todoroki, it feels like his heart is rising, flying a little higher each time he sees a smile or hears a laugh. It feels like the only thing he ever wants to feel again. He’s never known a crush to feel like this before.
  • Pairings: Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto, Bakugo Katsuki/Kirishima Eijirou
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - College/University, Alternate Universe - No Quirks, Mutual Pining, Crushes, Alcohol, Drunken Confessions, Snowball Fight, Friends to Lovers, Self Confidence Issues

Forget Butterflies, She Gives Me Beehives by inanimaterambles
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “For the last time, you’re not setting me up with-with anyone.” Jirou says before Kaminari can even open his mouth. Jirou isn't having the Full University Experience. Kaminari decides to help her out.
  • Pairing: Jirou Kyouka/Yaoyorozu Momo
  • Tags: Crushes, Alternate Universe - College/University, Alternate Universe - No Quirks, Alcohol, First Meetings, jirou is an awkward lesbian, momo isn't much better, Getting to Know Each Other, Music, references to good bands

On Directing by inanimaterambles
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sero understands films; they're predictable, easy to map out and mostly always end well. Real life isn't remotely the same. (Or, Sero is a film student with a hideous crush on his best friend.)
  • Pairing: Kaminari Denki/Sero Hanta, Minor or Background Relationship(s), Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto, Bakugo Katsuki/Kirishima Eijirou
  • Tags: Alternate Universe - College/University, Alternate Universe - No Quirks, Mutual Pining, Friends to Lovers, Mental Health Issues, symbolism through movies

cotton candy hands by chonideno
  • Recommended by: Lexxi
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Studying to become a hero requires knowing how to take care of yourself. Sometimes you might need help on the way so if your crush offers to do your hair for you or to give you a well-deserved back rub, it'd be stupid to say no. A series of soft vignettes in which a love-struck Kirishima and a touch-starved Bakugo care for each other and it's definitely not making their hearts jump through hoops, they’re never this close to kissing, no, they're totally best friends bro
  • Pairing: Bakugo Katsuki/Kirishima Eijirou
  • Tags: Canon Compliant, Fluff, Mutual Pining, Slow Burn, Caretaking, Touch-Starved, Introspection, Hair Dyeing, Movie Night, Non-Sexual Intimacy, POV Alternating, Rated T for swearing
  • Comments: That's it, that's the slow burn to die for. The tension keeps rising with each almost-kiss moment, and you will probably scream at your screen more than once.

Some Read It For The Articles by low_commotion
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: It all starts because Kirishima lets slip to Kaminari, who whispers it loudly to Sero and is overheard by Ashido, who tells Jirou, who announces it the rest of the girls in the class, that Bakugo has some secret beefy dude mags hidden deep under his bed. OR Bakugo and Midoriya rebuild their relationship on the backs of shared nerdship and a frankly alarming amount of misintentioned homoerotica.
  • Pairing: Bakugo Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

too much at stake but too late to change by Chrome
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After a sudden shift in weather turns a wilderness rescue test into a real emergency, Katsuki and Izuku take on a rainstorm, a mountain, and their own worse natures to make it out alive. —Katsuki let out another unsteady breath, but it was a laugh rather than a sob. “You’re a piece of shit.” “A piece of shit that you carried down a mountain!” Izuku shot back cheerfully.
  • Pairing: Bakugo Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

(may the bridges i have burned) light my way back home by Chrome
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2019
  • Synopsis: Since Bakugou Katsuki discovered the secret of One for All, he and Midoriya Izuku have been slowly repairing the friendship they once had. They still haven’t talked about it—but Izuku’s certain that it’s only a matter of time before they manage to lay the past to rest. But when the League of Villains attack the Sports Festival and Bakugou takes a devastating blow meant for Izuku, the whole nation is suddenly paying attention to a relationship the two people involved barely understand. Izuku needs more than ever to figure out who he and Kacchan are to each other—preferably before the internet does. or, “Fuck you,” Bakugou said. “I don’t need a whole face to kick your ass.”
  • Pairing: Bakugo Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

Thank You by MizuToriFFN
  • Thank You
  • Recommended by: caulifla
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After Momo's crushing defeat against Tokoyami, an understanding Midoriya decides to have his first real conversation with his classmate. This small act of kindness will have huge consequences.
  • Pairing: Yaoyorozu/Midoriya
  • Comment: Beautifully written, regularly updated and with perfectly directed characters, this fic really is an interesting new take.

Heroes by Choice (here) by Titus621
  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: What makes a hero? What makes a villain? Is it their Quirk? Or is it a choice? How will Izuku and his friends move forward when it seems that there is so much against them?
  • Comments: Izuku is the son of Sekijirou Kan (better known as Vlad King) and Inko Midoriya, and he has a Quirk, Blood Control, which works on anyone's blood. This causes him to be ostracized from his peers because Bakugou bullies him worse than ever, claiming Blood Control is a villain's Quirk, leaving him with many personal issues. Only one person of his age, Ochako Uraraka, has ever believed in him, and by the time he applies for U.A. he has not seen her in more on a decade, but still he is impulsed by his promise to become a hero - only to meet Ochako, now a beautiful girl with a succubus Quirk, ready to follow her own promise to become a hero and the memory of the one boy that ever believed in her in her mind.
    • Stories with Quirk!Izuku are many. Stories where he meets Ochako before going to U.A., not so many. Stories where Ochako's Quirk is not Zero Gravity, few. Having Himiko Toga as not only a hero, but also Ochako's best non-Deku friend? Gimme.
  • Pairing: Ochako Uraraka/Izuku Midoriya/Himiko Toga.

Green Tea Rescue by ss3dj
  • Recommended by: Happy Man
  • Pairing: Izuku/Ochako
  • Synopsis: When Midoriya Izuku was 4 his quirk finally manifested. The doctor named it psychokinesis, but his friend Bakugou Katsuki called it worthless. For the next 10 years, Izuku would grow up bullied and isolated. Then, when a new student named Uraraka Ochako transfers into his class the last year of jr high, everything changes.
  • Comments: Izuku with a Quirk and meeting Ochako earlier than canon might not be the most original of premises, but this story makes up for an almost flawless execution. The story takes its time to build up Izuku and Ochako's friendship, which have a lot of adorable moments together. It also avoids one of the most annoying Fandom-Specific Plot by not only bringing Shinso into the Hero Course without kicking Mineta out, but the story also makes Shinso actually work for his spot rather than handing it to him with no string attached. Among other interesting changes, it also features Toga as a hero, done in a way that makes sense while keeping true to her personality so she doesn't feel like an OC in all but name. If you want a good IzuOcha story that's well written and uses interesting ideas, this fanfic is for you.

what he thinks he knows by octopustiddies
  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Bakugo/Kirishima
  • Synopsis: Bakugou Katsuki believes he knows Kirishima Eijirou better than anyone in their class, he does have a crush on him after all- But there’s somethings that Kirishima keeps underwraps.
  • Comments: Bakugo's development over the course of the story feels natural and even showcases Bakugo's intelligence and softer side; as he learns new things about Kirishima, he adjusts his perceptions about the redhead to reflect them. Loosely slow-burn since while there's only 5 chapters, the characters are actually going through long periods of time between them so it reads like snapshots.

Breath of Life by theVoidWatches
  • Recommended by nxtm4n
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2020
  • Pairing: Izuku/Yaoyorozu/Jiro
  • Synopsis: Quirks are inherited from your parents, but they aren't always the same. Izuku Midoriya's inherited a variation of his father's fire breathing that expels not fire, but his own lifeforce - and the versatility of his quirk catches Momo Yaoyorozu's eye. But green-haired boys aren't the only thing rapidly becoming important to her...
  • Comments: Slow burn, but it updates regularly (anywhere between once a week and daily, from what I've seen) and with a consistently high quality of writing. Notable for having a natural-feeling progression of friendship to a polyamorous triad, with plenty of fluff along the way. Izuku has an interesting alt!quirk, but it's not the main focus of the fic - in fact, if I have one complaint and the fic, it's that the author touches on a lot of interesting ideas that aren't fully explored because she wants to keep it focused. She seems happy to discuss stuff in comments, though.

high school lover, favorite flavor by allwyf
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: ochako: and they were ROOMMATES kaminari: oh my god they were roommates
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

The Way You Used To Do by edema_ruh
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: During a battle, Midoriya gets hit by a villain whose quirk detaches his soul from his body. Stuck in a ghost-like state, the boy enters a race against time in order to save himself from permanently dying. Much to his luck - or lack of it -, the only person who can see and talk to him in this state is no one other than Kacchan. Alternatively: Deku and Kacchan are soulbound.
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku
  • Has a sequel - When the Chips are Down (Ongoing)

A Sunset Classroom by NoteInABottle
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The sunset makes the sky glow red and orange, and Midoriya Izuku wakes up from a vision of the future.
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

Capsize by LadyGreenFrisbee
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2019
  • Synopsis: If Katsuki had to accurately point out the exact moment things went to shit, it would have to be the time a bouquet of flowers smacked him in the face.
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

take care by Chrome
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There are words to say stay safe, I'll miss you, I love you, but Kacchan has always preferred to leave things unspoken. Izuku isn't much with languages, but he thinks he's figured out this one.
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

not all puzzle pieces fit by cybersiren
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku did not realise he’d been wearing rose-tinted glasses for most of his life until the day he finally took them off. It was only after their fight at Ground Beta that every illusion he had about his relationship with Bakugou Katsuki crumbled beneath his feet, leaving only the cold, harsh truth behind: Bakugou may have been his childhood friend first, but he was his bully for much longer. Naturally, everything changed after that. The nickname ‘Kacchan’ became a distant memory, just a reminder of everything that Bakugou had ever done to him, and Izuku was finally ready to move on. He even managed to convince himself that he didn’t care that Bakugou never apologised. That he was fine. And then he got hit by a quirk which bound him to Bakugou, and suddenly things got a whole lot more complicated.
  • Tags: Midoriya Izuku Needs A Hug, Bakugou Katsuki Swears A Lot, Bakugou Katsuki is Bad at Feelings,Bakugou Katsuki Faces Consequences, Bullying, Fluff and Angst, Angst with a Happy Ending, Midoriya Izuku Deserves Better, Sharing a Bed, Nightmares, bakugou’s bullying is ACTUALLY addressed, Bakugou Katsuki Redemption, Slow Burn, Hurt/Comfort, No beta we die like the men Kirishima would want us to be, oh my god they were roommates, Guilt, Forgiveness, Protective Bakugou Katsuki, eventually, Mutual Pining, Pining Bakugou Katsuki, Roommates, Other Additional Tags to Be Added, Enemies to Lovers, Jealous Bakugou Katsuki, Protective Uraraka Ochako, Uraraka Ochako is a Good Friend, Angst, Childhood Trauma
  • Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku

An Insecure Violet by MizuTori
  • Recommended by: Queen-Roger
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Kyouka is acting frustrated and distant, and Izuku's not sure what it's all about. He goes to his girlfriend to sort out the issue, and answer a question that he thinks the answer should be obvious. Afterwards, their full journey together is explored from their first meeting and beyond.
  • Pairing(s): Jirou Kyouka/Midoriya Izuku
  • Tags: Parental Midoriya Izuku, Established Relationship, Parental Jirou Kyouka, Midoriya Izuku Needs A Hug, Jirou Kyouka Needs a Hug, Jirou Kyouka & Midoriya Izuku Friendship, Jirou Kyouka is a Good Friend, Romance
  • Comments: A strange pairing that's pulled off suprisngly well and shows off the suprising amount of chemistry between the two.

Wiccan by Cissnei69
  • Recommended by: FandomManiac2401
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Crossover with: Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: "A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." Zeus, Hercules (1997). Female Harry.
  • Comments: Female Harry in the world of My Hero Academia. Pure awesomeness.

Number One Hero by Felloffalot
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: One-Punch Man
  • Synopsis: While on his way back home from the U.A. examination, Izuku Midoriya has a chance encounter with a mysterious caped baldy.

Duality by wroth_and_ruin
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Crossover with: Reborn! (2004)
  • Synopsis: The thing about Tsuna’s life was that it could never just be normal.

Concerned Citizen by ZGW
  • Recommended by: Anarchist225
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Crossover with: Cthulhu Mythos
  • Synopsis: The truth is a responsibility. Once you know the way the world really works, what lurks in the dark corners that you never even noticed you have to ask what you're going to do about it. When young Izuku Midoriya is exposed to it in one horrifying day then he has to make a choice. Go on as he was and ignore it or somehow learn to live with it and maybe use it to achieve his dream.

brilliant lights will cease to burn (by my hand i'll reignite them) by novalotypo
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2018
  • Crossover with: Cardcaptor Sakura with mentions of ×××HOLiC
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku is quirkless. This, he knows very well.This is also what he knows:Weekends and vacations are reserved for walking neighbourhood dogs. The elderly are the most powerful people on Earth. Local gods are picky eaters. Trust is a feeble, feeble thing. Magic cards are incredibly difficult to seal, especially when the world thinks you're a vigilante. Heroes are not magicians, but magicians can be heroes. Becoming a cardcaptor-slash-magician wasn't on Izuku's bucket list, but he'll be damned if he doesn't make the best out of it.
  • Comments: A vigilante Izuku fic with a dash of Clamp verse magic. Quite a lot of world-building that is done tremendously.

Renew by readerdreamer5625
  • Recommended by: Anna_Nimus, thechibidevil
  • Status: Dead; last updated July 2018
  • Crossover with: Reborn! (2004)
  • Synopsis: It all begins when Izuku is four, the same night as the day that his hopes are broken by a doctor with a single word: Quirkless. Now with series of oneshots continuing the Renew-verse!
  • Comments: Another crossover fic, where instead of the two universes being melded or with one of the characters being the reincarnation of another character, in this fic Izuku is visited in dreams by Reborn.
    • This fic is rather unique due to the non-chronological aspect of the chapters. It might feel a little jumbled, with how the chapters are written out of order, but personally, this troper enjoys the challenge of trying to put together a neat timeline from all the context clues hidden within the chapters. The way that the characters are done well is a big plus!

old light still slants through by lunarctus
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Dead; last updated November 2018
  • Crossover with: Reborn! (2004)
  • Synopsis: "I don’t want to die!" Izuku screams in that underpass, drowning under the sludge villain. "Why don’t you let me help you with that?" says a voice in the back of his head. Izuku doesn't have a Quirk. What he has is good instincts, unexplainable nightmares he can't remember, and a cat named Natsu.
  • Comments: An Izuku is Tsuna's reincarnation fic where the Katekyo Hitman Reborn verse is connected to the world of quirks that Boku no Hero Academia takes place in. Explores a lot of the world of quirks where dying will flames grow non-existent.
    • It's a little clumsily written at times and is definitely a slow starter, but the author makes it a worthwhile and emotionally investing read by delving deeply into the motivations of its characters. That said, the Happy Ending Override of Reborn! (2004) may turn away some fans of the series.

Thieves Can Be Heroes! by Mugiwara N0 Luffy Spacebattles Link
  • Recommended by Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: Persona 5
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya thought he was down on his luck the day that he was convicted of a crime for trying to save someone. As if being Quirkless wasn't enough, how was he supposed to become a hero with a criminal record? As it turns out, fate had another plan for him.
  • Comments: A great meshing of both series that doesn't shy away from Izuku's depression over being punished by an unjust society for doing the right thing, or the very real injustices that can still occur within a world full of heroes. This is a story for fans of both the series as well as the characters involved.

Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku! by FoxOnPie
  • Recommended by: Reppuzan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: DC Comics
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya is Quirkless, but that doesn't mean he isn't without powers. In fact, he has many powers in a world where Quirks, magic, metahumans, and aliens collide. The catch? He doesn't want to be a hero.
  • Comments: A story in which Izuku is the Kryptonian Wonder Child of a childless Inko and Hisashi Midoriya. In a world where well-loved DC Comics characters like Martian Manhunter and the Green Lanterns are already in full force, the author takes a mindful look into what Izuku would be like as a budding Superman in the making.

Green Sky by Hayato(Fox of Peredition)
  • Recommended by: transparentanswer
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Reborn! (2004)
  • Synopsis: Nana Sawada flees Italy and becomes Shimizu Takara. Midoriya Izuku is born in Japan and has eyes that glow orange.
  • Comments: The Nana in mention isn't the same Nana Sawada that is Tsuna's mother. In which Izuku is Tsuna's great-grandchild. Showing the adverse effect of Tsuna joining the Mafia unwillingly which led to Vongola's eventual downfall by the time Boku no Hero Academia starts. Wonderfully done and welds in the effect that flames had with quirks.

You Are Light, Leaves, Love by ijustwanttodestroy
  • Recommended by: eagle108
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2018
  • Crossover: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Synopsis: What is Todoroki Shouto? He is the crown prince, the heir of his father's Nation. He is an anomaly, the weapon of his father's ambition. He is a firebender. He is a waterbender. What he is not, however, is the avatar. Todoroki Shouto is not someone — something — that is supposed to exist. [the ten times Todoroki Shouto, crown prince of the Fire Nation encounters the Avatar.]
  • Comments: An incredible blend (more fusion than crossover) where the various MHA characters replace the A:TLA characters' positions - such as Shouto in place of Zuko, Izuku for Aang, Endeavor as Ozai, and so forth - and goes on with its own take of A:TLA without losing too much. Primarily seen told through Shouto's perspective on pursuing Izuku, one would think that Shouto being both a Firebender and a Waterbender would've made this fusion difficult to read, but the trials Shouto has to go through, much like Zuko, shows that it's not an easy path. Told in more of snippets fashion, it's best to have knowledge of how A:TLA occurs.

Puerum Magi: Izuku Midoriya by Mapleseruhp
  • Recommended by: kirakirasunshine
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Crossover: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: All-might does not save Izuku from the sludge villain that day after school. Instead, Kyubey saved Deku by offering him a wish in exchange for becoming a magical boy. Able to attend U.A, Deku must disguise his ability as a quirk while balancing his life of fighting witches with training to be a hero.
  • Comments: An interesting crossover between two series that similar and yet two different takes on what it means to be a hero. The author shows Izuku's struggles to keep his new abilities as a magical girl(boy) from attracting suspicion while also having to fight witches. While any of the Holy Quintet have yet to appear, the original characters have their own distinguished personalities and are as fleshed out as the canon characters. There is a huge plot point that Madoka is infamous for that happens though and it's recommended to watch up to episode 8 to avoid spoilers.

The Tick Vs My Hero Academia By Bejammin2000
  • Recommended By: FenrirAngerboda
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2020
  • Crossover: The Tick
  • Synopsis: The Call not only knows where Izuku Midoriya Lives, it is willing to send the Tick to Call in a Carry Out Order for a Sandwich Platter of Justice. Now Izuku is on the path to become a hero just like All Might. Except for the minor legal technicality of being a wanted vigilante.
  • Comments: A ridiculous crossover based on a ridiculous series, and it works extremely well. The author does a good job capturing the bombastic and hammy nature of the the Tick and merging it in a believable way with the more grounded universe of My Hero Academia. While mostly based on the 1994 cartoon continuity, there are references and characters from the comic, 2001 live-action and Amazon continuities.

Of Quirks, Dwarves, One For All and Arkenstone by Argeus the Paladin
  • Recommended by: euan112358
  • Status: Dead; last updated February 2019
  • Crossover with: The Hobbit
  • Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, gentle-hobbit of Hobbiton-Across-the-Water, and Midoriya Izuku, Quirkless kid in a world where most people have superpowers, woke up in each other's figurative shoes one fine morning. The two worlds would never be the same.
  • Comments: One would never think of mixing these two series, but the author pulls it off with aplomb and excellent prose. So the premise is that every few days, Bilbo and Izuku undergo a "Freaky Friday" Flip and end up in each other's bodies for a day, and have gotten used to it by the time Izuku applies for U.A. and Gandalf approaches Bilbo for an adventure. The character development is spot on, both series are given equal weight and standing, and it's nice to see Bilbo being both a mentor and friend to Izuku when the boy needs it the most, and Izuku being an inspiration for Bilbo to do good instead of being a Reluctant Hero.
    • And if nothing else, read it for the awesome hilarity that is swole Bilbo Baggins arm-wrestling half the Company to a draw.
  • Can also be found on AO3 and

quiet like a fight by shanatical
  • Recommended by magicianofthebirds, thechibidevil
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: Angels of Death
  • Synopsis: The odyssey of Rachel Gardner, who isn't actually as Quirkless as she once thought and has zero compunctions against using that to get what she wants. Being stuck in Japan is a bit more of a hurdle than a death sentence and a high security institution, but she and Zack have dealt with steeper odds, she's pretty sure. Plus Ultra, as they say.
  • Comments: Here, Rachel Gardner’s story takes place in a world of quirks, and the two crossover mediums combine far more seamlessly than you might expect. Having been found by the police, Rachel ends up separated from Zach and stuck in Japan after the events of the game, with no way of contacting him to let him know where she is. Soon, she's applying to U.A. in the hopes that Zach might see her at the Sports Festival and subsequently come for her, and along the way, she interacts with a fair number of the main cast in an entertaining and often heartwarming way. This fanfiction is very well-written, and enough is explained that you don’t need to be an avid fan of the game to understand and enjoy it.

The Angels' Trumpet Sings (when the embers die) by JelloMarshmallowGlade.
  • Recommended by: WhatAFern
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Crossover with: Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End)
  • Synopsis: "When Yuu, Mika and everyone else in the Hyakuya Orphanage are captured by the League of Villains, Yuu manages to escape while Mika is thought to be dead. However, Mika's life is saved when All for One forces a quirk upon him; Vampire, which allows him to survive at the cost of drinking other's blood. Mika grows up alongside villains, unceasing in his search for the last member of his family, to save him from the corrupt society of heroes and villains alike. Meanwhile, Yuu is brought up in the world of heroes, pledging to become a hero strong enough to protect those he loves.
What will happen when those two inevitably meet?"
  • Pairing(s): Hyakuya Yuuichirou/Hyakuya Mikaela
  • Comments: Although being a relatively new fic, this fic shows a lot of promise. The author is creative in her combinations and connections between both storylines, and somehow they match perfectly! I recommend this, but only if you've read both series.

The Vigilante Boss and His Failed Retirement Plan by Forlorn_Storyteller
  • Recommended by: OtakuEmpress
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Reborn! (2004)
  • Synopsis: It supposed to be a joke, a drastic one where Izuku faked following Katchan's advice to take a leapt of faith. Then the fence on rooftop gave up on him, dying with tons of regret awaken the sleeping sky in his soul. Reminding Izuku that he was supposed to be on retirement for life and the next one- which is this one.
    Unfortunately Hyper Intuition was a bitch to deal with in a world of hero and villain, and he thought he could take advantage of abundant human resource of heroism in this world. You'd think the world don't need more heroes, or a Vongola.
  • Comments: If you're a fan of KHR, You're gonna love this! He's not gonna be the same Izuku as the canon, though... He's a bit more cynical and not so eager to become a Pro-Hero, but hey, having the memories of Vongola Primo and Decimo will do that to you... Having the Sky Flames as a "quirk" makes Izuku quite powerful and Hyper Intuition is really useful considering the things he get into so it makes the story much more interesting... A definite must-read!!! (The grammar definitely needs work though... The author needs a beta/proofreader, I hope they get one...)

Edna's Intervention by Rose Jennison
  • Recommended by: FoxBluereaver
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Incredibles
  • Synopsis: At the end of each school year, U.A. hires a consultant to evaluate the costumes the first year students designed for themselves, to make sure they are both aesthetically appropriate and safe to use. That consultant is Edna Mode.
  • Comments: A really hilarious story where Edna Mode comes to U.A. and gives costume advice to Class 1-A. The only downside is how short it is, but her interactions with the characters makes it really funny from beginning to end. For starters, she isn't afraid to call the students out about their questionable choices, like Mineta's oversized diaper, or giving Aoyama her "NO CAPES!" rant by bringing out the long list of heroes who lost their lives because of them. The cherry on top, at the end the story reveals that she and Principal Nedzu are very good friends as the reason why she came to the school. Truly one of the funniest crossovers out there. Also on AO3!

My Huntsman Academia by gorilla_fingers
  • Recommended by: reppuzan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya has wanted to be a Huntsman his whole life, just like his idol, Toshinori Yagi. Sadly, Izuku was born a Moon Child, meaning that his soul was far too weak to ever produce an Aura or a Semblance. But nothing, not even the scorn, ridicule, and broken bones he experienced at Birch Academy, would make him let go of that dream. His determination was answered when a chance encounter led Toshinori to name Izuku his successor. Now en route to Beacon Academy as the newest bearer of the Semblance "One For All", Izuku starts his path towards becoming the world's greatest Huntsman. How does he get there? You decide.
  • Comments: This story is a "Quest Fic", meaning that it combines elements of the tabletop game GURPS and role-playing into the narrative. The readers are able to vote in on what happens next as they're placed in Izuku's shoes. The story is always written in the second person no matter whose perspective it's following, but it manages to work regardless. While the story can have some issues with grammar and spelling, it's an exhaustive and well-executed Fusion Fic of the two series that changes a lot of The Stations of the Canon. The story is also a Door Stopper, with over 270 threadmarked chapters (and counting) allowing with hundreds of Omakes written by the author and the story's devoted readers.

Little Talks by anachronist
  • Recommended by: DinoCam1795
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2017
  • Crossover with: Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Synopsis: A series that merges the settings of My Hero Academia and Bungo Stray Dogs.
    • No Save Points: Dazai Osamu was fourteen when Mori Ougai became the boss of the Port Mafia. It was unfortunate that they couldn't easily boot out the lone superpowered villain laying low in the area, but they could at least reach a compromise to not interfere with each other's business. Only, Shigaraki Tomura occasionally forgot the memo. (Complete)
    • The Ghost from Yokohama: An apartment near Yuuei was one of the last places in Japan an ex-Port Mafia executive should be at. Good thing Dazai had a squeaky-clean record. After all, he only started having his own legal documents a month ago. (Dormant)
    • The Currencies of Revolution: A mechanical whale crashes into Yokohama's ports one week, and villains infiltrate Yuuei the next. Only few saw the signs of an oncoming storm. (Dormant)
    • becoming: (A sidestory that takes place between No Save Points and Currencies) There used to be a girl who took the essence of others into herself, copper and velvet ambrosia on her tongue, until she was them and they were wholly hers. That changed when she let the tide sweep her away. (Complete)
  • Comments: This series is a fusion fic that basically takes the settings and characters of Bungo Stray Dogs and puts them in the world of My Hero Academia. Both series work surprisingly well together. For example all BSD characters no longer have supernatural abilities by Quirks, the Port Mafia has ties with All for One, and Shigaraki and Dazai meet not long after Mori became the boss of the Port Mafia. Oh, and Dazai is Aizawa's cousin. A fun series that fans of both series can and will love.

The Symbol of Peace and Justice by TheGodfather93
  • Recommended by: FoxBluereaver
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Dragon Ball Z
  • Synopsis: Right after he defeats Cell, a wish pulls Son Gohan out of the world he knows and loves against his will, landing him in a different version of Earth that's inhabited by people with strange powers called Quirks. Stranded from his friends and family, and with no feasible way back home, Gohan finds the resolve to make the best out of this predicament, and aspires to become a hero his father would be proud of.
  • Comments: This is definitely one of the best crossovers between these two shonen series ever made. Right at the start, we see Gohan visibly saddened by being stranded in a different world and cut off from his family and friends, but that doesn't prevent him from trying to make the best of the situation and try and use his powers to help those in need. Moreover, the story makes good use of a rather underappreciated character in Rikido Sato, who quickly becomes friends with Gohan and gets some nice development early on. While some of the events play out similar to the early chapters of MHA, Gohan's presence is making a rather significant divergence in them, so it doesn't feel like full retrace of canon, and his interactions with the rest of Class 1-A definitely makes for a lot of funny and heartwarming scenes.
  • Pairings: Gohan/Momo.

Amazing Fantasy by The Infamous Man
  • Recommended by: SpaceCowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya was once Quirkless, but a twist of fate gave him great power. Power that he will use to become one of the world's greatest Heroes! But first thing's first: he needs to know how to use them responsibly. And he will with the help of his mentor... Peter Parker? Hang onto your hats True Believers, because this is the birth of the world's strangest Hero... Spider-Man!
  • Comments: A fanfic that has tons of heart, understanding the ins and outs of both series to make the characters feel true to their canon selves. Peter and Izuku’s relationship developing over training feels organic and the fic keeps up a quick pace that won’t leave the reader bored.
  • Also available on SpaceBattles.

Absolute Justice by Marx Avian II
  • Recommended by: Madhipsteraj
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Afro Samurai
  • Synopsis: Justice enters into a world where the dark core of the human heart has been buried, where the human psyche has been separated into "Heroism" and "Villainy". Even if he doesn't belong here, Justice will use this world to finally ascend. With his overwhelming strength and position as NUMBER ONE, he will slaughter the strongest of this world and reach the top. He will become God.
  • Comments: Unfortunately there is not a lot of Afro Samurai fanfiction in general. This fic makes you want to cry and demand why. Combining the dark atmosphere and stylish action of Afro Samurai with the fast paced kinetic energy of My Hero Academa makes a story that surprisingly works way too well without either adaptation it's characters are based upon feeling alien or too contrasting. Helps that the main fight scene is described fluidly (hard to do in writing in general) and without giving any spoilers is fucking brutal.

Sure as the Setting Sun by Bunnyscribe

  • Recommended by: VictorioMWolff-Haddock
  • Status: Dead; last updated December 2019
  • Crossover with: Mob Psycho 100
  • Synopsis: Mob never aimed to be a hero, despite being an apprentice to one. He only wanted to make sure his quirk never hurt anyone ever again. However, an incident that occurs in his third year of middle school spurs him into action despite his wishes. Mob enters into UA academy, the top heroics school in all of Japan, and winds up with several new friends and much more trouble than he bargained for.
  • Comments: While joining a hero school may sound OOC for Mob, the way this is handled and how Mob goes about it is very much in character and actually make sense for him. In addition, Mob and his worldview makes for an interesting contrast not just to Midoriya (who he ends up befriending), but to the rest of the world of MHA. While Mob has an incredibly powerful quirk in a world where power means everything, not only is he afraid to use it, but he genuinely believes everyone is an equal, no matter what their power is, something even the other optimistic characters don't always believe in. Highly recommended.

More Than One Hero by verymerrysioux
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous, Robinton
  • Status: Dead; last updated March 2018
  • Crossover with: The Legend of Zelda
  • Synopsis: Bakugo Katsuki is an odd child, quiet and unassuming at first glance. One wouldn't think he'd have the makings of a hero. The people who actually know him say otherwise. His parents will say he collects a lot of odd things, likes to make too many unnecessary explosions (quirk or not), and can be so quiet that people won't know he's there. His childhood friend will say he's a little weird, switches from polite speech to swears-a-lot at the drop of a hat, and has the habit of giving things away as much as he collects them. His classmates and teachers in U.A will say he's too nosy for his own good, rummages through all the pots in the campus way too much, and is often unfazed by anything thrown his way. No matter how bizarre it may be. Regardless, they all think he'll be a great hero.

Bridging the Gap by Dios_memes
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2018
  • Crossover with: Blue Exorcist
  • Synopsis: In terms of goals and ideals, heroes and Exorcists are leagues apart- where the heroes serve as symbols of peace in a crime-ridden time, exorcists work tirelessly to defeat demons that leak into Assiah without any praise or fame. Okumura Rin discovers his demonic heritage at age fifteen and runs away to become a hero.

Friendly Foreign Exchange Student Spider-Man! by Zaru (can be read here and here)
  • Recommended by: glactic, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker at the end of Infinity War didn't simply stop existing when affected by the snap, he woke up in the My Hero Academia world at the very opening moments of the manga. Peter proceeds to work towards becoming a hero in a world similar but very different to his own where many of the things that once held him back simply do not exist anymore. His current goal is to graduate from UA and honor his promise to Tony Stark to become the greatest hero he can be, even if it isn't in his homeworld.

Sonic the Hedgehog & My Hero Academia: The Hedgehog & The Deku by Toonami4Ever
  • Recommended by: aara941
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Synopsis: Izuku befriends with a Hedgehog to escape his bullying problems during Childhood. Since he left, he gave the boy a rare emerald to help him become a Hero. Years later, a mad scientist and his empire launch a massive Invasion of Earth to create a One World Government. Now, Sonic, Izuku, and other heroes join forces to stop Eggman before its too late.

Anyone Can Become A Hero by Count Chaos
  • Recommended by: Spence 95
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Jojos Bizarre Adventure
  • Synopsis: Ever since his accident, everyone said that he'll never walk again, let alone ride a horse. That he'll never reclaim his former glory and that he'll be nothing more than a Quirkless boy in a world filled with super powerful people. Yet Johnny Joestar never thought that it would take becoming a hero in order to walk again.
  • Comments: A fic that fuses the storyline of Steel Ball Run with the main story of MHA, and characters are consistent and surprises thrown in: Like the fact Stone Ocean Characters like Irene and Emporio are here.

Dragon Blade by avtorSola
  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2020
  • Crossover with: Bleach
  • Synopsis: Hitsugaya Toushiro is in another sticky situation. He's stranded across dimensions without a way home, and he'll do anything to return - even turn to crime. But the UA and a kind green-haired boy won't let him side with the villains, no matter what happens. Because every broken soul deserves healing and Izuku is just too good for this world. Post-TYBW War, PTSD. Slow updates.
  • Comments: I enjoy that avtorSola takes the time to write the culture-shock that ensues when characters from vastly different societies meet.

My Ideal Academia by Saraak
  • Recommended by: Eoin
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: As Shirou was dragged into the hole left behind by the grail, the grail itself reaches out to him, acknowledging him as the true winner of the Fifth Holy Grail war. His wish of becoming a Hero is closer to being granted than he originally thought. Now in a world where being a Hero is a feasible profession, will he become a true ally of justice?

The Superheroics of Haruhi Suzumiya by FoxOnPie Spacebattles link
  • Recommended by: RutherfordDingo
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2020
  • Crossover with: Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Synopsis: In a world where everyone is super, Izuku Midoriya was born as a rare outlier without any powers. In spite of that, he never once lost sight of his dream of becoming a Hero. He never lost sight of it, but at the same time, he wished that there was someone in his life who was Quirkless like him and would be able to relate to his struggles. Enter Haruhi Suzumiya.
  • Pairing: Izuku/Haruhi
  • Comments: The author of Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku! is back at it with a new crossover that, while not as epic in scale, seems to be written just as competently. The first chapter, just like the first episode of Haruhi, is a flashforward that shows the reader exactly what they're in for, and the next chapter wastes no time in establishing Izuku's friendship with Haruhi and the effect it'll have on both of them. All in all, this is a story worth keeping an eye on.

This isn't the future She wants. So, she must fix it. by JCVD (AO3 link)
  • Recommended by aara941
  • Crossover with: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Status: Dead (But recently, the author published on AO3 33 pictures of how he had planned to continue and end the story)
  • Synopsis: Olivia Octavius survived the crash of a Bus-Truck, just to see herself on another world. But seeing that (even if she is on the future) there is a huge lack of technological upgrading, she decides to fix that situation. (The Spider-Gang will appear eventually)
  • Comments: It only has two chapters by now, but it has been an interesting reading. For now, the main character has been Olivia 'Liv' Octavius. And theorizing by the future plans of Liv, it is possible that 'The Sinister Six' appears. Just a little warning: The 'Eight Precepts of Death' has the experience of an angry Doc Ock. P.S: The author, JCVD, is known by create good concepts and stories but never end them. He revealed that is due to the lack of support, making him lose interest on write and focus on other stories.

Portrait of You by izanyas
  • Reccomended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Complete. Has vanished from the Internet. Post link if found.
  • Crossover: Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Synopsis: Chuuya saves a little girl from her own stupidity during a trip to Musutafu. Uraraka Ochako is a gravity manipulator, a moody child, someone you can't help but let drag you along whereever she wants. She likes him and she's not. She saves him a little too.
  • Chuuya/Dazai
  • Comments: An absolutely stunning and beautiful piece of work. The fusion is masterfully crafted and well written. Uraraka is a fantastic blend of being adorably cute and bratty mix of the two. Although, the pairing is Chuuya/Dazai, its more pre-slash then anything. The story focuses more on the interactions and the relationship between Chuuya and Ochako and Chuuya's reactions outside Yokohama.
  • Tags: One-shot and Pre-slash

My Hero School Adventure Is All Wrong As Expected by storybookknight
  • Reccomended by: ethanlam9
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
  • Synopsis: Hikigaya Hachiman is the last person on earth who should ever apply to U.A. High School. Yet somehow, he manages anyway. In a world of irrepressible optimism and idealism, these are the adventures of a young man who believes that idealism is a lie.
  • Comments: The mechanics of Hachiman's quirk are extremely interesting, being useless at first but becoming more versatile in a video-game like progression. Hachiman's quirk allows him to copy up to 108 other quirks through contact, but each quirk is only 1/108 times as strong as the original. Furthermore, his internal monologue, his pessimistic view of the world, and his vehement denial that he is heroic in any manner (he applied to the most prestigious school in the country out of petty spite!) all make for an amazing contrast in a world overflowing with boundless optimism.

Powerless by zdforrest
  • Reccomended by: MSTManiac
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: Batman
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya has always wanted to be a hero. But the death of his childhood friend at the hands of a villain, and his idol denouncing his dream, his faith in himself and this hero society has been shaken to its core. But one man still sees his potential and takes him under his wing, or batwing as it were, and teaches him that he can be a hero, even without a quirk.
  • Comments: Basically, what if Izuku remained Quirkless and got mentored by Batman instead of obtaining One for All. Now he embarks on a journey as the Dark Knight's newest protegee to show everyone that, even if he lacks a Quirk, he can become a hero. Starting with All Might.

Hero Academia D×D (here) by DinoCam1234
  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Crossover with High School D×D and Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In a world where 80% of the people have superpowers, Midoriya Izuku wants to be a Hero, a superpowered crimefighter that can fight who could save people with a smile. The only problem is that he is Quirkless. Against his own judgement, he agrees to meet with a young girl who offers to help him become a hero - only to be killed by said girl. Fortunately, he gets revived by the the beautiful Rias Gremory, a devil who happens to be a General Studies student at U.A. High, the foremost Hero School in Japan. Now a devil himself, and armed with a weapon unlike any other, Izuku has to deal with villains from both the human and the supernatural world - as well as the fact that somehow he is acquiring a harem of beautiful girls. That's the hardest part.
  • Comments: Izuku pretty much takes Issei's place as the Ultimate Pawn in this Fusion Fic, armed with the Boosted Gear and having to help Rias in her deals with the supernatural while working to join U.A. as a hero, using his brains to better work everything out. Pity that this doesn't help when it comes down to knowing what to do with all these girls that like to throw themselves at him. Several characters from both stories are merged (for example, Asia Argento and Shiozaki Ibara) to add a new dimension to the story.

For Great Justice by MrWriterWriter
  • Recommended by: wes27
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2020
  • Crossover with: Justice League
  • Synopsis: Izuku's been told he could never be a Hero his entire life. The Justice League would like to say something about that.
  • Comments: A fun and heartwarming fanfic that is in the early stages of its life, and will most likely become something great.

Unlimited by KreadStornham
  • Recommended by: Ahegao Butter
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: One-Punch Man
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku was told he couldn't be a hero. All Might never got his name. But Midoriya left the scene knowing that, even if he couldn't be a hero, he was going to help everyone he could. How was he supposed to help people when he was the weakest person he knew? Sure, he doesn't know anything about working out, but it should be fine. No pain no gain, right? (Within the timelines and divergent storylines, this one ran slightly too close to the truth. Midoriya Izuku was supposed to be the greatest hero of this world, and Fate wasn't going to deny this one. But breaking the rules has a tendency to spiral out of control... Ah, well, what's one more world on the scrap heap to something like Fate...?)
  • Comments: A wonderful fusion of One Punch Man and MHA. Izuku is still a nervous wreck and a precious cinnamon roll. Your dreams get crushed, and the world gets increasingly more fragile around you. Frequently hilarious and heartwarming.

Flight of the Dragonfly by theantumbrae
  • Recommended by: Elia 41
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Worm
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya was eight when he found himself awake at night, unable to sleep. There was a strange buzzing at the edge of his mind, a presence persistently pleading for its release. Izuku decided to let go. Then came the swarm.
  • Comments: well-written, regularly and often-updated, it is a delicious mix of My Hero Academia and Worm where Izuku inherits Taylor's power... but not as a Quirk. Why is it Monoma can't copy his power? Or All for One influence it? Is he even the only one of his kind, or...

Lost in Nightmares by Dr_J33
  • Recommended by: iamrichfan
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Resident Evil
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya was a rookie cop on his way to his new job. Ochako Uraraka was on her way to meet with someone about a potential scholarship. Neither expected their shared destination to be crawling with actual zombies and monsters, but now they must work together to survive and escape from this nightmare they have found themselves in.

Blessed be the Quirkless by Logar3
  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: KonoSuba
  • Summary: Izuku Midoriya died. But that wasn't the end. With a new power and a new friend, he's gonna take Belzerg by storm.
  • Synopsis: All Might takes a bit too long in finding his way through the sewers, and as a consequence Izuku Midoriya dies asphyxiated by the Sludge Villain. But death is not the end, for a goddess called Aqua gives him the chance to have a new life in a world threatened by a Devil King. However, when Aqua's superiors threaten to erase her for her incompetence, Izuku suggests that she redeem herself by helping him defeat the Devil King. Now, armed with his complete knowledge of all Earth technology and his Artificer prestige class, Izuku is ready to take the world by storm.

Blessed with a Hero's Heart by Magnus9284
  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: KonoSuba
  • Summary: What if instead of Kazuma, the world of Konosuba gets the Number 1 cinamon roll of the hero world? Find out in this experiment of a crossover!
  • Synopsis: All Might's Detroit Smash was a bit off-center that day, and while it dispersed the Sludge Villain, it also sent Izuku flying into a trash can, killing him. He meets the goddess Aqua, who offers him the chance to live again in a world threatened by a Devil King, along with one power or object. However, when Izuku accidentally claims Aqua as his object, Aqua's superiors accept the deal and send them to Belzerg, until such a time that the Devil King is defeated. Becoming a Druid, now Izuku will have to deal with careless goddesses, somewhat unhelpful allies and other problems if he wants to return home and prove he can be a hero, too.
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Kamen Rider Zi-O: Heisei Hero King by mikel97

  • Recommended by Darth Caesar
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Izuku/Ochako
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider Zi-O
  • Synopsis: "The Heisei Kamen Riders have passed through this era. It's time to pass that power down to the future. Rejoice at the birth of the new king! Iwae! Heisei Hero King: Kamen Rider Zi-O!" Let's see as Izuku Midoriya fights against Time Jackers, Another Riders, League of Villains and most importantly his future self Ohma Zi-O. Will he win when his opponents are fate and destiny itself?
  • Comments: In addition to Izuku taking some cues from Sougo, the titular Rider from the show, due to the nature of the original Zi-O, Heisei Hero King will feature other characters from Kamen Rider's Heisei Era (So from Kuuga up until Build). And in my opinion, YMMV depending on your opinions of the 19 entries that came before Zi-O. There’s also an implication that the fic won't just be Zi-O but with Izuku instead of Sougo.

Spark My Wings, Fan My Flames by Siderea

  • Recommended by: X59
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Izuku/Shouto
  • Crossover with: YuYu Hakusho
  • Synopsis: "Midoriya Izuku has always wanted to be a hero. Not to be number one, not to be the strongest, but to protect everyone. And he will."

Heroes Never Die; It's Hero Time by CreateGunner1209

  • Recommended by: X59
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Ben 10
  • Synopsis: "One would think that in a world where everyday people possess impossible abilities; nothing would really be a surprise. For Izuku Midoriya, who upon the age of four was diagnosed as quirkless and thus was denied of his dream of become a hero that can save everyone with a smile. But fate gives him a chance; allowing him access not to one but a universe of powers and abilities. Together with his friends, family, and allies at his side he will rise up to protect all that they care for."
  • Comments: Primarily focused on the characters of My Hero Academia, with the worlds and lore of Ben 10 incorporated within. While Ben doesn't exist aspects of his character have been placed within Izuku beyond obtaining the Omnitrix such as the minor fear of clowns and the feud with Mr. Baumann.

King Explosion Murder The Shield Hero by: BKL777

  • Recommended by: Spence95
  • Crossover with: The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: This is the story of hero in training Katsuki Bakugou being transported into the world of Melromarc and is the new cardinal shield hero in their darkest time of need. Bakugou will go on many new adventures in this fantasy world to become their world's greatest hero whether they want him to or not.
  • Comments: Fantastic story so far! First of all Bakugou's more Jerkass qualities makes him stand out among the heroes, yet is just as dedicated as Naofumi was, and whenever hardship comes along, he kicks it to the curb. Not to mention that so far he is undoing all of the Three Heroes screwups and coming out looking like a great hero.

Hell, Sweet Hell by Yesmar1020

  • Recommended by: Milarqui
  • Crossover with: Helltaker
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya had committed a lifetime of sins. This fact surprised those who first met him, as he appeared to be a living saint. But he had lied, idolized a man as a god early in his life, and even had premarital sex. How scandalous. Of course, all sins are met with punishment, and his was an eternity in Hell… making sure the place ran properly.
    This is the story of how he became the greatest hero. From a certain point of view.
    • Comments: Pure insanity as the nicest cinnamon roll of anime accidentally finds himself in Hell (that's what you get when you take a shorcut, apparently) and makes his way through the Nine Circles of Hell and the demon girls that rule it with his innocent charm, his intelligence and his force of will. Hell will never be the same.
    • Pairings: Izuku/That would be telling

I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Become the Ultimate Defensive Hero by FoxOnPie

  • Recommended by: Grid
  • Crossover with: BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Synopsis: The world has seen a great many powerful Heroes: All Might, Endeavor, Best Jeanist, Mirko, the list goes on. However, none have ever been-or ever would be-more or a monster than the deadliest Hero ever to be born: a cute little girl named Maple.
    • Comments: Keeps to the tone of its home series: adorable people doing adorable things, Maple being OP in an amusing way, and it blends the Bofuri characters into the BNHA world pretty well in my personal opinion.
    • Pairings: Maple/Sally

A Home Away From Home by H_Faith_Marr

  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Crossover with: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Synopsis: Zuko and Shouto keep switching places with each other when they really don't want too. Zuko now has too deal with weirdly concerned adults and going to school while Shouto has to manage to rule a country in Zuko's stead because everyone seems to think he's a spirit Zuko left in charge. Unsurprisingly, neither of them are happy about their situations.
  • Comments: This fix is the culmination of all the Zuko and Shouto memes and similarities all mixed together in a really well written fan work. Highly recommend.

Hold Your Breath by Elpis Lumina

  • Recommended by: 6thfloormadness
  • Crossover with: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya was scared of his neighbor. Her eyes were the intense color of freshly bloomed cherry blossoms, the pupil an animalistic slit, and he could have sworn that the one time he saw her smile she had fangs. But he couldn’t stay scared forever, not when his mom was leaving him with her for a week.
  • Comments: Izuku doesn't have a quirk, instead he's trained by Nezuko. This isn't just Deku with with different powers, the events of Demon Slayer happened in the past and the butterflies begin impacting the story because of that.

The Worm That Dorks by Servbot 52

  • Recommended by: 6thfloormadness
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2019
  • Crossover with: Cthulhu Mythos
  • Synopsis: Midoriya is a kind boy able to turn into a mass of tentacles and teeth. Whether this is his quirk or if he is an eldritch abomination from beyond space and time is debatable. Despite being a nightmare made flesh he has the drive to be a hero. Even if his classmates are trying to banish him to the outer realms, or worship him as a god. Regardless, he’ll save people with a smile on his face and not eat anyone else's sanity while doing so!
  • Comments: A Cthulhu cross that aims for humor rather than horror.

My Hero Academia: Unchained Predator by reeleffendeel

  • Recommended by: GamerJay
  • Crossover with: DOOM (2016).
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Following the conclusion of DOOM 2016, Samuel Hayden unknowingly sends The Doomslayer into a world of Heroes and Villians. But when the Demons invade the alternate world, The Unchained Predator will need the help of it's Heroes...and it's guardian Angel.
  • Comments: Want to read about the Doom Slayer giving the villains what they deserve? Then this fic is for you.

My Hero Academia x Jump Force Battle Intros by Crossoverpairinglover

  • Recommended by: Fox Bluereaver
  • Crossover with: Jump Force/Various animes.
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2020
  • Synopsis: Jump Force: A game with potential! Jump Force, a game with battle intros! Jump Force...needed more polish and better battle intros! This story seeks to do the latter with interesting, funny, and deep character interactions in the brief but enjoyable times before the start of power-level ignoring battles!
  • Comments: An idea as simple as battle intros in a crossover fighting game. Brief as they are, the possibilities are unlimited, and as wacky and awesome as they can get. Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, pretty much everything and everyone is fair game!

Children of Fate by lucky1025

  • Recommended by: PacificPancakes
  • Crossover with: Penguindrum.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Midoriya/Todoroki, background Eraserhead/Present Mic, Bakugou/Kirishima, Dabi/Hawks, and Amajiki/Togata
  • Synopsis: “Fate” is a concept most people don’t like to think about. They despair at the idea that there exists some mystical force ordering the universe that dictates who succeeds and who fails in life, or that people die young simply because it was meant to be. However, in a world where people are born with quirks, it is possible for people to be born with quirks that can surpass the limits of fate. For example, they can give a quirk to a person who was supposed to be quirkless, or maybe they can bring someone who was meant to die back to life. People with these quirks can make what was previously impossible possible, and are referred to as “Children of Fate”. The only problem is that fate isn't kind to these Children who break the natural order. That being said... this won't stop Izuku, the newly made Prince of the Crystal and owner of the Penguindrum, from becoming not just a hero, but a hero who can change fate.
  • Comments: This is an amazing fanfiction that manages to combine a concept from a different anime and make it their own. The Midoriya in this fanfiction is one of my favorite versions of Midoriya, ever. There is no need to watch Penguindrum before reading this fanfiction, though I highly encourage it if you want to understand some references. If you do read it, prepare for 70+ chapters of fate-speeches, teddy bear robots, characters having existential crises, some angst, and of course, penguins.

Hero of Love and Peace by AssassinRider2
  • Recommended by: Knight Spark
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider Build
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing: Sento/Momo
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya: a boy born without a quirk trying to become a hero. Sento Kiryu: a boy with no memories of who he is, hoping to become a hero to find out who he truly. After a faithful meeting, they set out to become the worlds best heroes, all while encountering the difficulties of high school and super hero life. They will Be The Ones who change everything. GO BEYOND! PLUS ULTRA!
  • Comments: This fanfiction is very enjoyable. It skillfully weaves the storylines of both series without it appearing forced. In addition, Izuku and Sento's friendship has a natural heartwarming to it, especially when it was revealed that Sento wanted to make amends for overlooking the bulling Izuku went through in junior high. This is one of many fics that fans of both MHA and Kamen Rider will love dearly.

enbu by novalotypo
  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Crossover with: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Midoriya Izuku's family tree may or may not include one Kamado Tanjirou.

There And Back Again by Zelinith
  • Recommended by: ShonenTrash98
  • Crossover with: Black Clover
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What happens when four mages are taken from their world and dumped into another? How does everyone react? And more importantly, why the hell are they even here? And then of course on the reverse, what happens when those four mages are returned to their world, but come back with four more people than they originally intended? Chaos will ensue, and honestly, none of them were cut out for this.

An Unexpected Future by aseies
  • Recommended by: Gintama200
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Crossover with: The Umbrella Academy
  • Synopsis: An AU based on if the Time Commission never existed in the first place and Five instead of time traveling to a apocalypse, teleports 200 years in the future in the middle of the USJ fight. Fast forward to see Five adjusting to his new surrondings while trying to find a way back and gaining two new dads in the process.
  • Comments: A fascinating fusion that involves a lot of world building that includes unknown history of the Umbrella Academy being among the first people to be gifted quirks, being heroes and, the mystery of the impact they had in the the modern hero society. Expect a lot of Erasermic and the clashing ideologies between Five and the heroes of the future.

MHA: World's Finest by Ld1449

  • Recommended by: Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Status: Complete with ongoing sequel MHA: Triumvirate Knights
  • Synopsis: Nana Shimura never expected to meet a surprisingly capable homeless American by the name of Bruce Wayne, or how pleasant company he would prove to be. Now, if only she could deal with that new, mysterious bat-themed vigilante... A pre-series AU, with the sequel taking place in Izuku's present day.

''Doth Thou Even Steal Hearts?''
  • Recommended by Jess 47
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Persona 5
  • Synopsis: “Foolish mortals!” Yaldabaoth’s shadow fell over them like a death shroud, “The sin of rebelling against a god is severe. As punishment, I banish you to other worlds unknown!”

Something changed in the air, like the snap charge of electricity after a thunder strike. No, this was more than that. The world shifted and changed and contorted, the weave of fate was unnaturally pulled by the God Of Control, creating fractals in the flow of time and space.

Joker’s teammates gasped as bizarre, otherworldly doors came into existence.

One, a pair of silver doors with alien markings, cracked open just a hair to reveal a large, terrifying eye. Another, a glowing paper door that would be at home in any vintage Japanese mansion. The third, a grand golden gate decorated with eyes and horned demons, bubbling black sludge dripped from its maw like tar. The final one was a fluctuating cloud of purple and black mist.

Kingdom Hearts: My Keyblade Academia by Sora Sentry

  • Recommended by Corey Griffindor
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Kingdom Hearts
  • Pairings: Izuku Midoriya/Ochako Uraraka, Sora/Momo Yaoyorozu, Riku/Kyoka Jiro
  • Synopsis: "There's no such thing as a quirkless hero" That is what people kept telling to Izuku Midoriya through all of his life. He understood it, even now that he was bestowed with All Might's quirk. However he kept wondering if it was possible if not here maybe somewhere else. He was about to find out when he enters UA academy and meet two interesting boys. Life's about to change forever.
  • Comments: Takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts III after Sora uses the Power of Waking to save Kairi, he is separated from his worldline and ends up in the MHA worldline with Riku deciding to use the Power of Waking as well to find Sora. A great fusion of both series while it does follow the MHA story it still has that Kingdom Hearts blend that works incredibly well. Story was published before the release of Re:Mind and Melody of Memory.

Kamino's Ward by Tunafishprincess

  • Recommended by th3 wr1t3r
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Captain America
  • Synopsis: "Izuku Midoriya worked hard to become a symbol of hope for the Quirk users of his time, fighting against a government that saw his family as little more than criminals. Now, he awakens to a time not his own, a dazed and confused 15-year-old boy in a world that no longer needs him. All Might knew he needed to find a successor. He just wasn’t expecting said successor to bang him in the head with a shield that belonged in their world’s history museum. All for One just wants his son back."
  • Comments: holy mother of mercy this is amazing, seriously. You've got Izuku as a Japanese version of Captain America called 'Captain Kamino' complete with a quirk based super soldier serum, a vibranium shield, and two hundred years trapped in ice who, instead of fighting Nazis in World War Two, was a freedom fighter for the rights of quirk users when they first appeared on the scene in Japan and went down in history as one of the first quirk superheroes. Oh and did I mention he's All for One's son? Trust me, this fic is an awesome crossover AU that you won't regret giving a chance.

The Monstrous Hero: Goliath by 3wolves

  • Recommended by Shadeblade96
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Evolve
  • Pairings: Izuku/Tsuyu, Inko/Gang Orca
  • Synopsis: There are thousands of strings, little lines of red yarn stretching from countless windows and mirrors, each one showing a different take on a world. From one green haired boy's journey to become the greatest hero, thousands of stories began. Sometimes the greatest moments in history can be traced back to single points in time. Just one difference in the events, and the timeline drastically diverges, like a butterfly flapping its wings...
    Midoriya Izuku was born with a quirk. It appears to be a mutation, sporting black ridged armor plates along his arms, shoulders, and back, plus sharp claws and a thick tail. Strange cravings and an enormous appetite lead to a childhood incident, forever marking him as a monstrous villain to his once childhood friend.
    Resolute in his desire to become a hero no matter what, an unexpected encounter with a black and white pro might give Izuku the chance he needs to prove, to the world and himself:
    Monsters can be heroes too.
  • Comments: Honestly, I missed that this was a crossover at all until I glanced at the tags again when I was halfway through catching up; the material from Evolve is integrated so well that it feels almost completely organic. Izuku's quirk gives us a cool concept for his powers and highlights the stigma he and other mutation-types face (which is even more pronounced here for plot reasons), and having Gang Orca as his mentor who's been through the same thing is a great turn for both characters. Izuku's developing relationship with Tsuyu is adorable, too. Cannot recommended this enough.

Izuku Midoriya, Mad Dog of Shizuoka by Darkest Knight Entertainment
  • Recommended by KnightSpark
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Yakuza
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya is gonna be a hero. Doesn't matter who says what about it, he only listens to strong bastards and doesn't take shit from weaklings. And the strongest bastards he knows... are the ones who are pushing him straight to the top. Watch out, world! The Mad Dog of Shizuoka... is here!
  • Comments: Speaking on behalf of someone who has recently gotten into the Yakuza series, I was very interested in how the direction of this fanfic would go. And I loved it. From Izuku meeting with the Mad Dog of Shimano himself, adopting some of his personality when meeting with Bakugo and everything in between just made this all kinds of enjoyable.

My Hero Pokedamia (AO3 link) by Zayden StormVoid
  • Recommended by DinoCam1795
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Pokémon
  • Synopsis: Izuku realized at a young age that all men are not created equal. They aren't treated equal either. Some people have more power over others. The same can be said for the wondrous, mysterious creatures that inhabited the world before Quirks: Pokemon. This is the story of Izuku Midoriya, in this world of Quirks and Pokemon, and his path to become the Very Best, like No One Ever Was.
  • Comments: A pretty good fic that provides a unique blend of the world of Pokémon and My Hero Academia. Bakugo's bullying of Midoirya is furthered explored, the fact that the MHA cast have Pokémon provides a new and unique spin on the tale, and there's a unique OC based on Serena. Plus it's a Deku x Harem fic. Gotta love those! (Not much of a comment, I know. I suck at this kind of thing.)
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I Am Infamous by Nimathesis Can be read here.

  • Recommended by Hayden_Jay
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: InFamous
  • Synopsis: Sometimes being a hero, just means helping a person at the right time.
Who knows, you might even get a few friends and the most confusing power you've ever heard of out of it. Even if you have to watch somebody die for it to happen.
  • Comments: A mix of both worlds that I quite enjoy. After trying (and failing) to save Delsin, Izuku somehow ends up with his powers and is trained by his friends who are vigilantes in this world.

Invincible by Avatar Conner

  • AO3 link here
  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Invincible and Invincible (2021)
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairings: Original Character/Melissa Shield
  • Synopsis: Mako Muteki wasn't like everyone else. In fact he was like his best friend Izuku Midoriya who was quirkless. And unlike everyone else not only was his dad one of the top heroes of the world, but he wasn't even from Earth! So yeah, he may be quirkless, but he's still getting his dad's Superpowers! Now he just needs to survive the U.A. Curriculum. No Problem...right?

Binding the Galaxy Together by AutoKnight01

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with: Star Wars
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A young survivor of Order 66 has crashed onto Earth completely by accident. Once she comes to she finds herself in the care of..a dragon and a rabbit? With little to no knowledge about what happened, a young Padawan now must struggle with fitting into an unknown society and dealing with the everyday life of U.A. High to try and be a hero.

Timeless Academia by Mad Crona

  • Recommended by Strawberry Fireball
  • Crossover with: Fate Grand Orde
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The Chaldea Security Organization. Dedicated to protecting the safety of the world, they venture into Earth's storied past to correct any Singularities that appear to threaten its stability. With humanity's greatest heroes at their side, they prepare to save everyone from a being that seeks to end the human race, and create a world of blissful indolence. So how did a boy with no magic, no family lineage, and not even one of these things called a "Quirk" end up as the Last Master of Humanity?
  • Comments: An AU where Izuku becomes the Last Master of Humanity. A mix of realistic effects of battle of Izuku's psyche as told by his journal entries and slice of life during the summoning interludes.

Cras Vivere Para Bellum by athenoot

  • Recommended by X59
  • Crossover with: John Wick
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: John Wick reincarnates as Midoriya Izuku. That changes a few things.

Switch The Colors by Micromanaged 417

  • Recommended by EvilerThanThou
  • Crossover with: inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Midorya Izuku is born with the quirk "Verbatim", allowing him to permanently copy the quirk of anyone he wishes. Because of the nature of his quirk, he is dissuaded from using it or else he will be guilty of theft. Feeling stifled, he takes on a few bad habits (smoking, graffiti, etc.) before the unlikely encounter with a smoke-powered supervillain trying to harm Bakugo and the even less likely meeting with All Might. The rest, as they say, is history. The fic is essentially a fic where Izuku is a stand-in for Delsin Rowe, complete with a quirk identical to his conduit powers.