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(This page is best read using either Ayane Sakura or Luci Christian's voices.)

Hi, everyone reading this website page right now! In case you couldn't tell, I'm Ochaco Uraraka, the central female protagonist of My Hero Academia. I'm one of the students in Class 1-A at UA High (Plus Ultra!), and you'll usually see me in seat number five, which is right behind our Class President Tenya Iida. My hero name is Uravity, and my Quirk is called "Zero Gravity", which lets me make anything I touch lighter than air. You may also know me as being Izuku Midoriya's best female friend. But enough about what you already know. Let's talk more about me, you know, since this page is about me.

My family owns a construction business that hasn't gotten any business in years, which has affected our lifestyle for the worse. In short, we're flat broke. Neither of their Quirks are compatible with any of the jobs, but mine is. You know, since I can touch something and it would float in midair. Even as a small child, I wanted to help my family out in any way I could, wanting to work for them and use my quirk to help them make money. That way, they could reduce labor costs and sell their heavy lifting equipment. However, my dad always told me that the way to truly make him and my mother happy would be for me to achieve my own dreams. As a result, I want to become a Pro Hero, wanting to help people and make enough money to give my parents an easy life.

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On one of my first days at UA High, I ran into Midoriya, who would have fallen on the ground if it wasn't for me. During the practical, I scored about 28 points for my attack on the villain-bots, but one big one showed up and tore apart the entire arena. I got caught under the debris as the robot approached me, putting myself in danger of being crushed. Thankfully, Midoriya put his safety aside and rushed to my aid. In what was a complete shock to me and pretty much everyone in the arena, he defeated the massive robot with one powerful blow. However, he broke both his legs and his right arm in the process and began to free fall. I freed myself from the debris in time to save Midoriya from falling from the great height, and I touched him just in time and used my powers to float him as he's about to crash. The exams ended shortly after that.

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I then went back to UA after the exams and asked Present Mic if I could transfer some of the points I earned onto Midoriya. I told Present Mic that he had a zero score and that I had to repay him for saving my life. Present Mic thanked me for stopping by, but Midoriya earned enough rescue points to pass. I also earned forty-five rescue points, so combined with my villain points, this placed me third in the exam. I was in!

Either way, for the most part, I'm considered the most laidback student in the classroom, and I'm most often accused of being in love with Midoriya. Not that I am, though!

If you want to find out more about me, then just look underneath. There are a whole ton of "tropes" down there, and I insist you read this in the voices of either this woman, or this woman, my "voice actresses", and if you want, you can read about my personality traits, and what makes me...well, me, for the most part. And as soon as you're done, I'll touch you so that you can float away from this site. You know, since it'll ruin your life and all that. And I really gotta tone down me saying "touch". It's going to sound like I'll do something else entirely, I swear.

Zero Gravity, activate on the tropes!:

  • Adorkable:
    • I blushed rather adorably when Aoyama asked me if I like Midoriya. I do, but not in that sense, so don't even think about it.
    • Also, in an anime-exclusive scene, I got very physically close to Midoriya when I was excitedly bringing up the training camp, and I got confused when I noticed him turning beet red. When I noticed how physically close I was, I got an adorable Luminescent Blush of my own and distracted myself, and a couple of my classmates, with a song and dance number. Weird.
  • Affectionate Nickname: I call Midoriya by the nickname Bakugo created for him, "Deku." While the nickname itself was meant to be unflattering, I use it in an affectionate manner thanks to it having an alternative meaning. Midoriya later decided to use it as his hero name because of this. What would he do without me?
  • Artistic License – Physics: In your dimension, I guess my Quirk frequently doesn't make much sense compared to actual zero gravity,note  although they make considerably more sense if you assume that I also reduce the mass of whatever I touch to nearly zero.note 
  • Badass Adorable: Yes. I am very cute and sweet, and I am very happy to show you I've got what it takes to be a heroine.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: I interned under Gunhead to learn how to fight, and I definitely took a lot from his martial arts lessons. I continued training even after my internship ended as my martial arts skills are some of the best of Class 1-A, next to that of Midoriya's, Bakugo's, Sero's and Yaoyorozu's.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Unfortunately for me, I tend to be underestimated by people due to my sweet nature, but when push comes to shove, I can and will push back. I lost to Bakugo in the UA Sports Festival, but I showed real ingenuity in our battle, and came dangerously close to beating him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: I jumped into action to save Midoriya after those black wires showed up and went berserk during a practice match with Class 1-B.
  • Blush Sticker: I have permanent ones which highlight my cuteness and innocence; they're even noted as a Charm Point in the character descriptions. My mom has them too.
  • Character Development: Following the Internship Arc, I decided I wanted to be a heroine in order to save people, whereas my original plans were to look after my family.
  • Character Tics: Since my Quirk involves touch, I have to always be careful not to touch anything with open hands to avoid accidentally activating my Quirk; I also frequently hold my hands in paw-like fists so as not to accidentally touch something.
  • Chekhov's Skill: After my internship with Gunhead, I begin developing my skills in close-quarters combat. This became very useful in my battle against Thirteen, allowing me to turn the tide in my favor, and it also helped me stand my ground against Toga.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Not really; while I, for some reason, have a small problem with some of the attention that Midoriya attracts from Hatsume and later Camie, I never actually broke out into a jealous fit. I was also visibly shocked when Aoyama hand fed Midoriya. A lot of this rooted to me having trouble sorting out how I really feel about him. Not that I'm in love with him!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During the Joint Training Arc, I captured Monoma, knocked out Yanagi and used Mineta's balls (karma, baby!) to trap Kodai all by herself. Ashido and Midoriya defeated Shoda and Shinso, respectively.
  • Cute Bruiser: I am adorable, make no mistake, but I am very well versed in self-defense martial arts, enough to bring that crazy girl Toga to the ground and be considered a threat.
  • Daddy's Girl: As I said before, I wanted to help out at my dad's construction company as a kid, but he refused because he wanted me to achieve my own dream. My father also consoled me after I lost against Bakugo during the UA Sports Festival.
  • Death from Above: It was a strong attack I nearly beat Bakugo with, in which I gathered various objects I touched throughout the fight, and then made them all fall at once. Sadly, it didn't work.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: The Death from Above attack I pulled on Bakugo during the UA Sports Festival that I mentioned before, since I passed my weight limit accumulating projectiles in the hopes that dropping them all on Bakugo would distract him enough to give me the upper hand. It didn't work, because he had a heavy hit in reserve, and I was instead left too exhausted to continue the match. To add insult to injury, they knew it too.
  • Demoted to Extra: I was there for the Internship Arc, but I was largely separate from most of the action.
  • Determinator: I proved to be this in my fight against Bakugo, taking explosion after explosion to set up a massive rain of debris to rain down upon him.
  • Distressed Damsel: Somewhat during the entrance exam. Midoriya rushed in to save me without a second thought when he saw me trapped under some debris. He pulled it off, but can't control his landing after he punched out the robot, resulting in me saving him with my gravity powers.
  • Establishing Character Moment: What's the first thing you see me doing? Using my Quirk to stop Midoriya from falling flat on his face after he trips. This established me early on as the Nice Girl that I am.
  • Fan of Underdog: I was initially one of these as Midoriya's constant support and the only one to completely believe in him since the start. However, this stopped applying once everyone else started seeing how capable he really is.
  • Fangirl: Of two people.
    • I'm one of Thirteen, likely due to how his "Black Hole" Quirk has a similar gravity theme to mine.
    • In fact, I'm a fan of hero dramas in general. I love it whenever Bakugo acts like a proper rival to Midoriya, so much that I'm calling it "the fated battle between men."
    • I...confess I'm one of Midoriya himself, since I show constant admiration for how smart, kind, selfless, and determined he is. When I ran into him on the first day of class, I enthusiastically recalled how he defeated the robot with a punch, and I respect him so much during the UA Sports Festival that I actually feel bad about myself for leaning on him. During the climax of my fight with Bakugo, I was motivated by two things - my family and Midoriya. Again, I don't have a crush on him though!
  • Fastball Special: I do this a lot with my Quirk. Since I can remove things from gravity for a time, turning it back on suddenly gives something a lot of momentum.
  • Glass Cannon: With the right timing and planning, I can deal a lot of damage with my Quirk and I have been absolutely vital to the victories of everyone else several times. However, because my Quirk drains my stamina so quickly, I often struggle with my defenses.
  • Gravity Master: As I mentioned several times, my Quirk allows me to reduce the gravitational pull of whatever I touch to zero. Stones, tables, concrete, my friends if they need it, metal balls, Midoriya's heart, you name it, I touch it, you got it!
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: When Gunhead asked me if Midoriya was my boyfriend after a phone call with him, I denied it. In fact, my response when asked if I'm in love with Midoriya or Iida is to float away. Okay, I accidentally touched myself, but you get the idea. Over the course of the series, I have to make this known to everyone who asks since everybody seems to think I have feelings for Midoriya, which I don't!
  • Heroic RRoD: If I overuse my powers, which has a limit of 3 tons, I get violently woozy. If I really overdo it, I will collapse. I really wish that wasn't the case.
  • Hidden Buxom: While it isn't obvious when I wear my uniform (my mistake), it became more apparent when I wear other outfits. This is most noticeable when I wear my hero costume for the first time. It is so form-fitting that Midoriya was taken aback by my figure, and earned a thumbs-up from that pervert Mineta.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • The Idiot from Osaka: While you don't see it for the most part, my face-to-face interactions with my parents are the most genuinely slapstick-like, including an Eye Pop that my mother helped push back in over three panels. I still don't know how that happened.
  • In a Single Bound: In the early chapters, this tended to be how I used my power on myself, as being floaty usually made the side effects of my Quirk significantly worse. After training it though, I can now use my power on myself with almost no repercussions. So, yeah, I can give myself the ability to fly.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: The first time I wore my hero costume, I unintentionally render Midoriya uncomfortable with arousal because I didn't know when filing the request for a uniform the company would assume skintight materials unless otherwise instructed.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: While I speak without the hint of accent normally, my inner thoughts, as well as private conversations with my parents, reveal this sort of accent. I'm actually putting on a standard Japanese accent to avoid coming off as a bumpkin due to my region's folksy dialect. This is one aspect of my character that doesn't get fully translated into the dub. While the common route would be for me to adopt a similarly American-style country accent, I speak rather neutrally with no hint of it as well.
  • Latex Space Suit: My hero costume is a form-fitting suit with a helmet that resembles an astronaut's. I was really going for the space theme when designing it; not so much the form-fitting part.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: My Quirk generally isn't combat oriented and I typically don't use it on other people, but when Toga mimicked my Quirk, she used it to float Curious and her followers high into the air before releasing them to splatter on the concrete below. I cannot believe her.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When I get serious, my Blush Stickers go away. Where they go, I have no idea.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: In certain aspects. Midoriya's mom and I have gravity-themed Quirks, soft features, a fondness for pink clothing, and sweet personalities.
  • Love Confession: I didn't really do this, but Luci Christian, one of my voice actresses, did this as me at a convention panel once. It's very embarrassing.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Not really; it's not so much that I consider love a weakness as much as I consider it a distraction from my studies. I am close friends with Midoriya, but it's starting to show that I might have more than platonic feelings for him. However, because of the competitive program for heroes, at least in Japan, I see how I really feel as getting in the way of my goal. As such, I might have been suppressing my not-at-all-romantic feelings for him and trying to just enjoy their friendship. That doesn't mean they've gone away for good, it just means that I've used a stopgap measure to avoid dealing with them. Alright, fine, I might have a crush on Midoriya. There. I said it. Happy now?
  • Male Gaze: Whenever I'm in my hero costume, there tends to be a lot of focus on my butt. Why exactly I don't know, and I don't want to know. Ever.
  • Meaningful Name: Somehow, my name manages to be both this and a Punny Name at the same time. "Uraraka" means "bright", but "Ochaco" can be derived from the expression "ocha no ko" (roughly meaning "piece of cake!") or "ochappii" (a chatterbox girl). This all works to illustrate my bright, cheerful, Nice Girl personality.
  • Mind over Matter: No. My Quirk is not the same thing as moving stuff with my mind, as some of you might think, though if it was, I would need a lot more work, since I heard lifting villains in the air, crushing a tank piloted by villains, and moving really heavy stuff to land on giant villains all by imagining it, and willing it to happen takes a massive strain. Nevertheless, it would be cool though, seeing as how I could just defeat villains without even having to touch them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Both my school uniform and hero costume illicited dumbstruck reactions from Midoriya. Mineta also found it attractive, though that was more his being a pervert than a particular interest in me.
  • Mundane Utility: As I said before, my powers would be incredibly helpful in my parents' construction business, and the only reason I don't is because they wanted me to have my own life rather than get stuck following their career.
  • Nice Girl: I am a very friendly and charming person overall.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: I have a small habit of getting up in Midoriya's face, which flusters him to no end. By episode 40 of the anime, I realized how I've gotten too comfortable with this and started acting as embarrassed as he does.
  • Not Quite Flight: I can use my Quirk on myself to achieve this, though at the beginning of the manga, I avoided doing it because it tended to make my nausea side effect several times worse. However, after training extensively, I can now float herself with barely any repercussions.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: My power can arrest the momentum of an object but can't do so immediately. When I saved Midoriya from a lethal fall, I pointedly floated myself up into the air to create space for him to slow down before coming to a stop.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Everybody thought it was weird when I got fired up about the UA Sports Festival. I did have a good reason for that though.
  • Only in It for the Money: My sole reason for becoming a heroine is to earn money for my parents now that their construction company is out of work. When I confessed this, I felt embarrassed that it wasn't for more pure hearted reasons. However, it's mostly not that, as I'm still an incredibly kind-hearted girl who still wants to help people, and the others reassure me that doing so for my family is a noble and understandable motivation. Maybe that's why Stain hasn't killed me yet.
  • Out of Focus: Particularly in the Field Training and Hideout Raid Arcs where me appearing is rather minimal, limited to maybe one or two conversations with other characters. The anime adaptation fixes that somewhat, since I am given a lot more scenes and my training with Gunhead is shown in full.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: While not everyone in UA is rich like Iida, Todoroki and Yaoyorozu, most of them seem to be upper middle-class. I, on the other hand, said that my family is poor and that being able to make money and provide for them is my motivation to be a heroine. This does tend to be Played for Laughs, as I often comically faint when confronted with something lavish, like Yaoyorozu worrying about a trip to Venice or how utterly fancy Heights Alliance is compared to her humble abode.
  • Pink Means Feminine: My hero costume is primarily pink, white, and black.
  • Plucky Girl: Several people have described me as "bright", which is reflected on my name, because of my overly positive nature. I'm also very determined whenever I want to be. This is somewhat enforced, as one of the writers who work on this show thought this kind of personality would interact well with the more introverted and pessimistic Midoriya.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Yes, in my school uniform.
  • Punny Name: My name manages to be both this and Meaningful Name at the same time. One of the kanji in "Uraraka" can be read as "bi." Meanwhile, "ocha" in "Ochaco" means "tea." My name then can be read as "Urabi-tea." Add a "g" in front, and it's very close to the Japanese pronunciation of "gravity." This pun is also the basis of my hero name.
  • Rotating Protagonist: I tend to fall in and out of focus varying on the arc. I do get a good spotlight in the Battle Trial, U.A. Sports Festival, Forest Training Camp, Provisional Hero License Exam and Internship Arcs, but outside of that, I sometimes do not appear at all.
  • Running Gag: My costume's helmet tends to get knocked off in combat. It actually became a plot point during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc when Camie, a.k.a. Toga, assumed my form with the helmet on, after Yo shook the license testing site with a quake and caused the real me to lose mine. The very fact this other Uraraka still had a helmet proved she's the fake.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Midoriya. This is enforced by one of the writers, who thought my Plucky Girl personality would play off Midoriya's introverted and pessimistic personality.
  • Secretly Selfish: During the UA Sports Festival Arc, I start to think that I'm using Midoriya as a crutch to help me advance after Iida declined to work with the two of us since, due to how the tournament works, they all are rivals to each other. Upon hearing this, I told Midoriya and Iida how bad I felt about effectively using our friendship to get ahead, and strived to go all out to make it fair.
  • Ship Tease: With Midoriya, aided by my possibly-established crush on him. We ended up being the last two to decide on a store when Class 1-A goes shopping, the thought of spending time alone shopping with Midoriya makes me so embarrassed that I run off. There's even a scene in Season 3 where we both end up blushing furiously when close to each other.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Alright, fine. I sort of develop a crush on Midoriya, who is a kind, helpful and friendly Adorkable boy who saved me during the Entrance Exam. As such, he's the only boy I've ever been shown to harbor romantic feelings toward, and even prior to realizing how I felt, I would often gush about him or be concerned for his wellbeing more than others. It enters deconstruction territory when I realized these feelings could become a distraction that interfered with my judgment as a hero, so I started trying to suppress them, to my possible detriment.
  • The Smurfette Principle: I am certainly not the only female character in the series, or in Class 1-A, but as far as I can tell, I am the only girl, out of six students, who earned a spot on this website's "Main Characters" page.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some of you are confused about how to properly spell my name. Is it Ochako or Ochaco? - strictly speaking, there's no difference, since Japanese language doesn't even use the Latin alphabet in the first place. The latter spelling came from the anime adaptation, where it is arbitrarily used in romanized spellings during Eye Catches simply for the sake of an effect.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: I have inherited all of my mom's looks — skin complexion, hairstyle, and even the same blush stickers.
  • Super Strength: Played with. Much like my flying ability, it isn't real super strength, but with my power, I can easily lift up to three tons and send it flying like a meteor at my opponent.
  • Taking You with Me: I tried this during my battle with Bakugo. My final attack was intended to create an opening against Bakugo to defeat him, but it was incredibly high risk and could have resulted in me getting hit as well. The look on my face at the time implied that I was very desperate to win.
  • Tears of Joy: Following from the Trying Not to Cry moment, my folks genuinely love me with all their hearts, and decide to cheer me up by surprising me with a visit after the UA Sports Festival ended. As I was taking off my shoes at the door, I discovered two more sets of shoes already at the entrance of my house. Cue an ambush by my mom and dad. Naturally, this triggered a second round of full-force waterworks.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: I am a huge fan of manly things and I tend to get excited when I see it. In the Dorm Room showoff, I was the only girl who liked Kirishima's room. While I don't like how Bakugo acts, especially how he treats Midoriya, I do get excited when he and Midoriya pull heavily on stock rivalry tropes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: I did that on purpose, since I joined a fighting hero for my one week hero internship, thinking that I'll be able to expand my skillset. And I made good on it too, as I am already knocking out villains with Gigantification Quirks with one special move. Later during the fight with Class 1-B, it wasn't Midoriya who ends up being the one to take out most of the other team, but yours truly, who was responsible for half of the other team's members getting captured.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Chapter 37 showed me being overly upbeat about my defeat against Bakugo in front of Midoriya but once he left the room, you can see he unknowingly interrupted a precious phone call with my dad. As the two of us hashed out what just happened over the phone, I apologized for the fact I was unable to impress the heroes watching and earn backing from hero sponsors so my family could get some more money coming in, and I broke down crying, while my father told me it was all right and he was proud of me anyway. When I returned to the stands in the next chapter, my eyes had swollen shut from crying so hard. Yeah, I cried that hard.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: A side effect of overuse of my Quirk is nausea, up to and including causing me to throw up. However, when I do, it's shown in such a way that the audience can't see me throwing up, sometimes represented by glitter and rainbows. Somehow.
  • Weak, but Skilled: According to the power rankings, my power sits at a middling 2/5, but I'm excellent at using it with a 5/5 in technique.
  • What Would X Do?: I've taken to asking myself "What Would Deku Do?" in dire situations, and I'm often seen aspiring to be like him.
  • Who Watches the Watchmen?: I contemplate a variant in Chapter 212, wondering who helps the heroes when they need saving.
  • Worthy Opponent: I was acknowledged as one by Bakugo after their match. In the UA Sports Festival Arc, he took our fight seriously because of what happened to him the last time he underestimated someone (during the Battle Trial arc), and because he thought I'd have an ace up my sleeve because Deku would have given me a game plan. He was half-right. After getting his facts straight from Midoriya himself, Bakugo begrudgingly acknowledged to himself I wasn't that frail at all.

Well, there you have it. Now you know much about me, and everything that entails. I hope you had fun reading my personality traits, as well as hearing me go on about it. If you ever wanna cheer me on, then find on the battlefield, in my classroom, or hanging out with my classmates at the Heights Alliance, and hopefully spending some time with Midoriya. Anyhoo, thanks for keeping me company, and I hope you have a pleasant day! Until next time...RELEASE!!

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