- Complete Monster: The stalker definitely counts as one. At no point is he made out to be sympathetic, seeing as how he's a pedophile, a molester, a stalker, and just in general a bad person.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: While Midoriya/Reader is most likely the official pairing (considering the fanfic's tags), it's easy to ship Todoroki/Reader due to their similar personalities and close friendship.
- Jerkass Woobie: The reader counts as this to most, considering her abrasive nature is a result of trauma and bullying.
- Stoic Woobie: Similar to the original manga, Todoroki serves as this due to his well-known nature as The Stoic and his Dark and Troubled Past involving his abusive father.
- Tear Jerker: One particular example stands out in Chapter 14, where the protagonist attempts suicide after remembering their kidnapping. For anyone who has gone through a similar ordeal, the scene can be all too relatable.
- What Could Have Been: Word of God says Aria was originally supposed to have a more high-pitched voice. This was changed since it would be too cutesy for her.
YMMV / Where the Light Hides