Flashbang by Toothless Stone
Izuku gets blinded, but...
An invisible quirk isn't so invisible anymore.
Words: 900, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English
Fandoms: 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Midoriya Izuku, Midoriya Inko, Bakugou Katsuki, Bakugou Mitsuki
Relationships: Midoriya Inko & Midoriya Izuku, Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Bakugou Mitsuki & Midoriya Inko
Additional Tags: Other Additional Tags to Be Added, Midoriya Izuku Has a Quirk, BAMF Midoriya Izuku, it just takes a while i promise, BAMF Midoriya Inko
Read Here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/30857513
Deku: *really high on medication*
Bakugou: Jesus you look like terrible. How much medicine did they give you?
Deku: Wait- if I'm Jesus then you must be...
Deku: GOD?! As in the bastard who made snakes born without arms?
Deku: Fuck you! You don't know what it's like having no arms! Why don't you break your arms and see what it's like not having them! I break my arms for a living so I'm better then you and your non-breakable arms! You wanna go? I'll rip your arms off and whip you with a snake!
Bakugou: You need some serious help.
MHA MANGA SPOILERS
"I'll come home to you."
Izuku’s always pullin people into his fan club
Day 2 - Sunrises
The city was still fast asleep, and Iida's two boyfriends were just the same. Yes, spending time together was very important for the relationship, but it was besides the point when those who you meant to spend time with weren't awake to actually spend that time.
"Look, the sun is about to come up!"
"You said that last time, Tenya." Said Todoroki, struggling to keep his eyes open. "Everytime we look, there's no sun."
"Yeah, Tenya. I thought this was gonna be really fun, but I'm finding it hard to stay awake." Chimed in Midoriya, also struggling to stay awake - his head bobbed up and down before resting it on Todoroki's shoulder.
"I suppose I did wake you two up a bit early..." admitted Iida, looking back out to the view. Suddenly, the smallest bit of an orange sun began peeking above the horizon.
"The sun is rising!" Iida turned to look at his two boyfriends. "Look! The sun! I'm not lying this time!"
"Mmmhmmm..." his boyfriends paid no attention - and were both practically asleep for that matter. Iida sighed and snapped a fe photos of the sunrise on his camera, then turned to look at his boyfriends - who were slumped against one another.
"I guess I'll show you the photos later."
Izuku: So, maybe playing “who has the worst self-esteem” wasn’t the best option.
Kirishima: Bakugo still locked in the bathroom, crying?
Izuku: I tried to entice him out with spicy food but it didn’t stick.
Aizawa: Why were you children playing that, is everything okay??
Merged Worlds by Charred Dragon
Class 1A has been transported to a world, where people live in fear of being devoured by Titans. Can they learn to survive without getting devoured by Titans?
Words: 563, Chapters: 2/?, Language: English
Fandoms: 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia, Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Bakugou Katsuki, Midoriya Izuku, Todoroki Shouto, Kirishima Eijirou, Ashido Mina, Hagakure Tooru, Uraraka Ochako, Satou Rikidou, Kouda Kouji, Sero Hanta, Yaoyorozu Momo, Asui Tsuyu, Aoyama Yuuga, Ojiro Mashirao, Iida Tenya, Jirou Kyouka, Tokoyami Fumikage, Kaminari Denki, Mineta Minoru, Shouji Mezou, Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Levi Ackerman
Read Here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/30857510
Ok Shinsou, where are you looking at?👀
Deku: Ok now we just need to distract them long enough to escape.
Shoto: Leave that to me.
Shoto: Since the ocean has meat, salt, and vegetables in it, it is technically a soup. Discuss.
Uraraka, joining in: Wait but doesn't that mean the Earth is a big bowl then? Discuss.
The lov: *start fighting and screaming*
Shigaraki: IT'S A GODDAMN SOUP! WHAT HAVE I BEEN SAYING MORONS!
Dabi: I WILL BURN YOU IF YOU DON'T SHUT UP!
Toga: NO LET ME STAB HIM! LET ME STAB HIM! LET ME STAB HIM!
Deku: This, oh- I really don't like this.
Deku, getting hit in the face with one of Shigaraki's hands: C-Can we leave? Please.
I am Class 1-A by yamsekichan
20 students should have been in the classroom 3 was late [Expelled] 8 took ages to get into their gym uniforms [Expelled] 1 got the last place in the assessment test [Expelled] 7 slacked off and showed discrimination against a student [Expelled]
1 remained and that was Midoriya Izuku. This year's Class 1-A.
Words: 3137, Chapters: 1/25, Language: English
Series: Part 1 of A Year Ahead
Fandoms: 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Midoriya Izuku, Aizawa Shouta | Eraserhead, Yamada Hizashi | Present Mic, Kozume Kenma, Usaida Yoshihito, Amajiki Tamaki, Toogata Mirio, Hadou Nejire, Shinsou Hitoshi, Midoriya Inko, Midoriya Hisashi, Nezu, Ojiro Mashirao, Tsukauchi Naomasa, Sasaki Mirai | Sir Nighteye, Haimawari Kouichi, Original Characters, or just characters I steal from other animes
Relationships: Aizawa Shouta | Eraserhead & Midoriya Izuku, Midoriya Izuku & Shinsou Hitoshi, Midoriya Izuku & Kozume Kenma, Midoriya Izuku & Everyone
Additional Tags: Quirkless Midoriya Izuku, BAMF Midoriya Izuku, Midoriya Izuku is a Ray of Sunshine, Midoriya Izuku is a Little Shit, Izuku is here collecting Dads, Self-Indulgent, Crack, Maybe treated seriously, Slow To Update
Read Here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/30855605
Deku: And what if I press the brake and gas at the same time?
Denki: The car takes a screenshot.
Shoto, activating his quirk: For the last time. Get the fuck out.
I dont know anything about e-sports, this fic Drop Dead, Gorgeous from thewunderkind is about Ground Zero who’s a famous e-sports player and his loving husband Deku who reunite after Deku spends eight years offline and its such a great fic 10/10 stars from me and I’ve learned a lot about games now
Baugou: My name is Katsuki, and I can make you cry, talk to me again... and I'll make you die.
Deku, grabbing Shoto: My name is Izuku, and I speak for the Todoroki, mess with him again... and I’ll break your knees.
Deku: H-how did you find me?
Shoto: With the combined effort of Bakugou and I and a few helpful eyewitness accounts-
Bakugou: We put “Dumbass” in the gps and it led us right to you.
Plus Ultra Hero
So I’m sort of still stuck on trying to figure out if Deku really took up unironically Gran “choose murder” Torino’s mantle...
and inevitably, I’m circling back to the official art, where this idea was floated first, all the ways back when.
Looking at Todoroki and Bakugou, I think it’s clear that the capes they are wearing are not at all positive symbols - they are rather tainted legacy’s to overcome.
Shouto is wearing Endeavor’s cape from the Fantasy AU Art - where Endeavor is depicted in a long white cape of a pilgrim. Endeavor is the ultimate symbol of the hero, who is completely disconnected from his private self and while he saves strangers, he destroys his own family. While Endeavor’s sins are personal and his own, the entire family ends up carrying that burden. Shouto’s path to become a hero is to save his family and become a person who is coherent - Shouto the hero and Shouto the person are one and the same.
I think along the same line of symbolism, Gran Torino’s cape may represent hero society’s sins by omission. Gran Torino is the hero who didn’t meddle when he could have, who didn’t make a risk to reach out when he got a second chance, and who seeing his own failure lead to Tenko to become a fearsome villain decided that the best course of action is to put him down like a rabid dog. Deku’s path as a hero is to meddle where he doesn’t need to, reach out to people who seem like the enemy.
The most puzzling is Bakugou wearing Stain’s cape. Puzzling, because Bakugou and Stain never crossed paths so far and while characters like Shouto, Deku or Iida have a lot of links to Stain, Bakugou doesn’t really have any. It seemed like an odd choice, but in light of the Chapter 310 spoilers, I wonder if it gives us some ideas about Bakugou’s endgame.
I think Chapter 310 made it clear that whoever 2nd holder is EXACTLY (Bakugou ancestor, alt!bakugou, random Bakugou cos-player dude - I think bak-u-go is off the table), he is Bakugou’s thematic parallel. Like it’s not subtle at all. Sensei made sure that we know.
The first glimpse of 2nd is that he’s a guy who values strength and winning above all, who will do whatever it takes to achieve it, even if it requires using others as stepping stones in their path. Sounds like someone we know? But also this type of hero - unyielding enough in his convictions not to ever compromise his values and strong enough to carry them out is Stain’s ideal hero. Bakugou is someone Stain would see as a true hero, I think - both strong in power and in will.
Still, 2nd changed history not by winning (obviously, he lost to AFO) but when he acted in pure compassion and held out a hand to 1st (who we now know is Shigaraki Yoichi). 2nd decided to save Yoichi, despite knowing he was AFO’s brother; despite Yoichi being connected to the mortal enemy. He took a big risk.
We don’t exactly know what happened or whether this act of compassion cost them the fight here or somewhere down the line. In 2nd’s rigid worldview, everything is divided into winners and losers and that’s all that matters or at least that’s what he says. But still, choosing to save Yoichi, someone physically weak and powerless enabled Yoichi to become a hero, the both of them creating together that legacy of a growing power that could eventually overcome AFO.
And the visual is surprising - because Yoichi is Tomura’s parallel (although I have a theory that he’s meant to be both Deku’s and Tomura’s parallel), and we’d expect Deku being the one extending the hand.
But OFA starts not with a Deku-like character, but with a Bakugou-like character reaching out in pure compassion, placing above victory or strength saving someone; in an act that’s not driven by rationality or tactical considerations, but compassion.
So I think this is a clue that Bakugou reaching his hand out in compassion will be the endgame win-condition, and just like 2nd, he’ll be leading a group of heroes who defy AFO. Not culling the weaker, but forging alliances with them, enabling them to fight for their beliefs?
It’s also interesting that out of any characters, it was only Bakugou who ever saw OFA as a cursed power, ever told Deku that he was “like AFO”. So I wonder if all this is moving in a direction where Deku will fail some way, or will lose the trust of others (Dad4One? curse, curse) who may think he’s associated with AFO, and Bakugou will be the one to trust him and save him, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Or perhaps Deku will save Tomura, and Bakugou will reach out to the both of them, trusting Tomura not because it tactically makes sense, but because it’s compassionate to do so..
Or maybe it is simply foreshadowing DvK3 (edition “THE TALK”), and after Deku reaching out twice, this time it will be Bakugou reaching out a hand, reminding Deku that he’s not alone in this fight.
In any case, in Bakugou’s arc, we’ve covered winning, and saving, and self-sacrifice - but his true full circle I guess could be becoming someone who looks at a seemingly weak and powerless person and learn to reach out to them.
let izuku say fuck 2021