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  • Author's Saving Throw: People found it disappointing that despite Eri having a good deal of focus on the trauma that Overhaul placed on her, it was almost completely dropped following the USJ arc. The recent chapters show that Eri is still traumatized and not completely over everything just yet.
  • Broken Base:
    • While many readers are happy that the story avoids the old trend in popular MHA fanfiction where Mineta is kicked out of Class-1A and replaced by Hitoshi, there seems to be a divide in regard to his treatment. Many readers enjoy seeing him get subjected to brutal attacks from Bakugo as comeuppance for his perverted antics, however, others see it as standard bashing that hurts the story.
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    • The complete lack of Japanese honorifics (largely out of darkfire's preference as well as doing so being too difficult to keep up with) is also pretty divisive. Some don't really mind this, particularly those who prefer the English Dub, as MHA is considered a strong case of Superlative Dubbing. Others are less happy with this as the setting is still entirely within Japan, so they feel that it should have honorifics regardless of the author's preference.
  • Critical Dissonance: The story is the most popular My Hero Academia story on Fan Fiction Dot Net, but many people find it to be okay at best and terrible at worst.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • During the Training Camp arc, Hitoshi was brought along because he made an impression and was being given the opportunity to join the hero course. Later in the official manga during the Joint Training Arc, he's getting his chance to join.
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    • It's revealed that "All Flare" is actually composed of several fire Quirks with "All For One" as the base, granting Izuku several Quirks to use. Come the Joint Training Arc, it's revealed that "One For All" also stockpiles the Quirks that it's previous owners had, so Viridescent!Izuku and Canon!Izuku both have several Quirks to call on.
  • Heartwarming Moments: In the first chapter, All Might accepting Izuku as his successor despite that the boy is the son of his most hated enemy.
  • It's the Same, So It Sucks: A common criticism of the story is that despite all the changes to the setting, the plot is largely the same as canon's. The Field Training Arc was the worst offender, as outside of a few moments of foreshadowing, it was essentially a transcript of what happened in canon.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Himiko's Blood Lust is rather terrifying, especially when she's suffering withdrawal. This leads to the horrific end segment of chapter 36. With Toga starving for Izuku's blood, she ends up escaping her room, with the entire sequence playing out like a scene from a horror movie and leads to her almost consuming all his blood.
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  • One True Threesome: Readers in the middle of the Midoriya/Uraraka and Midoriya/Toga ships want him to get together with both of them. It helps that Toga is canonically bisexual and is saner here than she was in the manga and anime.
  • So Okay, It's Average: While the story is incredibly popular, many people are less positive about it because of how much it sticks to The Stations of the Canon, among other reasons.
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • As punishment for his perverted antics, Bakugo kicks Mineta in the nads across the entire U.A. campus. Never has the sight of a Groin Attack been so beautiful.
    • Heat Viper casually wrecking Endeavor up is pretty satisfying after his horrible treatment of his son and Izuku.
  • Tear Jerker: Izuku had lived his whole in fear of being hated by everyone just because his father is the most infamous villain in the world.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Eri. While there was a lot of focus on both her trauma and her Quirk when she first appeared, after the USJ Arc, both aspects of her character are virtually dropped, and she now seems to only exist to be a Cheerful Child and a little sister to Izuku.
    • The Big Three each had an Adaptational Early Appearance during the USJ Arc, but they contributed nothing to the story, and following that arc, they were barely ever mentioned afterwards (for a frame of reference, the USJ Arc concludes in chapter ten, and the first of the Big Three to appear again is Nejire in chapter thirty-three, twenty-three chapters-and six months in real time-later).
    • The author gave Hitoshi Shinsou more focus by having tag along for the training camp, but he ended up not doing much more during the arc than the other students.

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