>U.A. is an elite institution only the most promising aspiring heroes can attend
>Among its students are a guy with grape-testicles on his head, a girl who's a frog, a guy who can make his body hard and a guy who has a tail
>These are the nation's best and most promising students
>Grape guy able to control the tempo of any fight
>Frog girl 20/10 agility
>Guy who has a generic but still efficient power
>Martial artist with a swole tail
I don't see what you're trying to say
>If BnHA was American, Deku would've gotten affirmative action for being Quirkless
Don't forget that intelligence and general athletic ability is also a huge factor
characters like tail boy and eraserhead who have meh quirks that rely on superior physical ability, and we must also assume that there are just a ton of shit quirks, or people who just don't want to go into the hero business.
why does every post in this thread seem so familiar...
You're right it's not meh but if you're going one on one with someone and they have a quirk that just happens to be erasable, you still need to fight and restrain rather than solely relying on your quirk like Mt. Lady
If Eraserhead wasn't a top tier badass, his entire repertoire would be "Look at the toughest guy and don't blink."
With his skill, experience and equipment, he literally shut down a mob of villians for an extended fight, and only lost due to fatigue.
For another great example of shit quirks with amazing implications, Sellotape is a few years of experience away from being UA's very own spiderman.
>Sellotape is a few years of experience away from being UA's very own spiderman.
Except he doesn't have super strength.
>"Look at the toughest guy and don't blink."
Or you shoot him with your gun.
>If Eraserhead wasn't a top tier badass, his entire repertoire would be "Look at the toughest guy and don't blink."
And even that would've made him very useful. Even if he only ever looked at the thoughest guy without blinking,he'd be a majjor boon.
Being a top tier badass is just icing on the cake.
That bothered me too.
Especially coupled with the fact that you have to destroy a bunch of robots to get in. Not only is that stupid because it would exclude tons of potential powers that could be great in lots of situations but just not at destroying robots, but it makes me wonder how the fuck grape-head and other such chucklefucks somehow destroyed any robots, let alone got in the top 50 of hundreds of applicants. And don't give me that "oh but the rescue score" bullshit. I doubt grapehead did anything heroic there, and there's no real metric to measure something like that and it was only used as a cheap plot device to make it seem like Deku wouldn't make it in but obvious would all along.
Don't be talking shit about grapes. While it might not be as combat orientated as skin hardening, is has much more versatility, as the wall climbing in the bathouse chapter has shown us.
By definition, Grape could have technically "incapped" a bot with a single ball, since immobilizing the tread/wheel would instantly void the count.
Also, he had a modest rescue score, like most of the other applicants.
>Quirks are just Stands but without the thing that make them Stand
Stands are just super powers with physical bodies. And regular super powers have been an idea since long before stands.
Like I've seen a lot of stupid fanboy viewpoints in life but the idea that jojo invented super powers and everything else with super powers in is just "ripping off jojo but without the stands body" is really damn up there.
You realize that stands were just a way to make using special powers more visually interesting, right? "Stand without the body" describes literally every single series that has superpowers.
Quirks are just jutsu but without handsigns
Prove me wrong.
Stands are just devil fruits but with a physical body instead of a fruit you eat.
Prove me wrong.
Quirks have been shown to have the potential to be incredibly useless. If my quirk were to say the ability to sweat on command or shrink the size of any individual appendage then any of those heroes you listed is more likely to kick my ass
Daily reminded that pic related is canon American Hero University
They can fight and they can rescue, unlike a bunch of scrubs with useless quirks who going into less prominent hero schools or not going at all.
It's also about how you use your quirks. Just look at those villains who got their ass handled to them by literal children after a few days in school.
Devil Fruits are just Jutsus but with a fruit you eat instead of a scroll.
Prove me wrong.
Quirks are just plasmids but without the drug addiction allegory.
Prove me wrong.
This gonna sound like a shitty headcanon, but I think that humans in MHA have evolved a whole bunch in their physical capabilities. That's why 15 year old kids can perform on a level of today's top athletes. Might also serve as a good explanation to the "why they don't just shoot em with da gun" conundrum, as guns just aren't as effective against this Homo Superiors
>if BnHA was german, deku would've been put in a train and sent to a concentration camp for being quirkless
Isn't there also a written entrance exam? People with shitty quirks could hypothetically place in the top 10 or so on the written and barely make it into the top 50 on the combat portion and still have a chance at making it in.
Superman could literally shoot mini-Supermen from his hands.
Of coursw superpowers and wierd abilities are in alot of shit. But for example fucking shit like grape head boy in bnh and goo goo dolls in jojo are both powers in the same bracket of absurdity that could be interchangeable between series without it seeming out of place
Eh, it's the little things.
>Superhero classes can be overcome, but are undeniable
>Dude gets rekt
>osananajimi hides powerlevel
>Everything about Warren Peace
>Wonder Woman guest appearance
>Dat corny direction
Shinsou with the proper physical combat training would be an improved aizawa.
Hell he would be even better
>implying animal themed powers aren't the shit for their versatility
the hardening guy's power is strong
one of the top heroes' only superpower is to stop the superpowers of other people from working, that alone isn't a very strong power
oh and in the latest episode we see the guy whose power is that he's just super precise, that it
Found it you fucking speedreaders
it would be interesting to create a martial arts style that uses holds to break bones or pull the opponents muscles with the growing and shrinking. Also you could trick someone into thinking you can hulk out and grow more
Sorry, but you could do it with just about any superhero-themed story. There's nothing that makes Jojo really compare to BnHA.
Hell, TerraFormars and even Arachnid had weirder shit.
Did he say destroy or disable? Because Grapes could have easily locked down a bunch with his balls and been considered a winner. After all, that's enough for most villains to be considered disabled, including Nomu, Shiragaki and Stain if he managed to land a single ball on a foot or whatever might touch another surface.
Yeah but realistically
something unavoidable in capeshithe should only have less than 10 sticky balls, which he clearly has more of. There's a difference between bizarre and extending the possibilities of sticky balls a little
How fast can he grow back and forward?
What's the speed of a single growth?
This things can be exploited if they are at a right level, and since quirks can be trained it can be be brought to the right level. Fast, explosive growth can be used when throwing objects to give them instant speed and power, or even straight up "shoot" them out, like a spring shoots ball in a pinball machine. Similar idea can be applied to punches and jumps.
Also, assuming he can grow in size and back in a very fast pace, what exactly gonna happen to the air around him? It's going to be pushed out and then sucked back in,again and again in a fast pace. Not sure what gonna happen at that point exactly, but it's probably can have it's own uses as well
2 inches is more than you would think, the change in either top of the head or even eye level can be quite impressive in a short amount of time, especially to throw off someone in close combat.
Why is everyone shitting on grapes? His power is one of the better hero powers in the class. Non-lethal incapacitaiton.
Did any of you fags watch The Incredibles? That's Mineta at full potential. Kid needs a helmet cannon and he'd be fucking unstoppable. There has to be some sci-fi bs answer for the sticking.
The thing is that most quirks, even the weak ones, at their base, break or negate laws of physics.
Just think about Tail Bro's tail - how does the rest of his body supports the weight of it? Where does he get the energy to move around what is essentially a giant muscle? Even with a simple power like that, some crazy reality warping is happening, and thus it can be exploited a whole bunch
Every single character in this series needs a doujin STAT.
Actually it's the point that Americans have a history of throwing money around to acquire international talent. It's why American sports teams and universities are littered with foreigners, not just the ones actively recruited but those who come here of their own volition because they know it pays better than anywhere else. I imagine it'd be the same with superheroes.
It's not so bad man, people have already started organizing to rebuild the post-apocalyptic remains of their once proud city.
They've also started opening and maintaining wells to collect fresh water for their people and forming night patrols to fend off raiders and other savages.
I'm not kidding.
Actually, the world almost ended in MHA, so any part of the world might not look like we expect it to. Hell, the only countries confirmed to still exist are USA and China I think, the rest might as well be holes in the ground fot all we know. And even those 2 might not look all that good, I mean New York is like the first one to go in every disaster movie
I think a lot of quirkless people might actually have quirks so small as to be unnoticeable.
like "the ability to not get the common cold" "or to control a singular crab at a time" or "will not age after a specific point"
hell you dont even have to leave new jersey for that
i just find all this shit interesting. Like what does this new society watch for entertainment when you have real people that can do this shit. I imagine shit like anime and special effects as well as a lot of books are very different.
This. The fucker can practically immobilize anyone, probably you need All Might's level of strength to pull your hand out of your ass when he sticks'em together.
If you get this kid with someone really good in strategies - it's an easy win. Deku already showed that.
Sadly, I'm almost certain that was the top and we'll never see him in some incredibly hard fight where he'd get an easy win.
>Not only is that stupid because it would exclude tons of potential powers that could be great in lots of situations but just not at destroying robots
they even touched on this with the mind control guy who had to join the regular curriculum instead. His quirk has absolutely amazing crimefighting potential, but can't do a thing to robots.
I hope he gets moved to class b or class a soon
Well, it wouldn't be too much different. Just add random quirks to every character of every show and you got it. Plus, there would be a lot of dramatization of lifes of real life super heros. But fictional ones would still get written - since a well written story would still be more exciting then the real life hero routine
>implying it wouldn't be about deku getting cucked by rapefugees
Batman is an overgrown chuuni with too much time and money, spiderman is a stronger than average gymnast who can stick to walls, punisher is just a guy with guns, deadpool just can't die, and captain america has slightly (in comparison to a lot of others in the setting) increased physical abilities.
You don't need a super good super power to be a superhero.
To be accurate, Spiderman is actually insanely strong, like I think he's stronger than Captain America at least. spider-sense is also basically future sight and makes him impossible to hit.
Yeah, I was stretching it with spiderman. He's done some impressive super strength shit. I think I mostly just wanted to use the gymnist line.
I stand by the others though. And there are plenty of others like green arrow and Falcon.
It helps to realize that most people have pretty lame powers like Deku's mom. Generally they're enough to cause a bit of chaos if they wanted to but not be a hero.
I am curious how Hagakure got in and passed the physical exam though. Yeah yeah >implying invisibility is her quirk, but we haven't seen her do anything to suggest otherwise.
Its a shame how much the backround characters get shoved off, really hopig more characters that arent Todoroki get more time, even that class B kid Honenuki
>a guy who can make his body hard
Different variations and levels of invulnerability have been a staple power for super heroes since basically the beginning.
Think of it like this. He can walk through most of what a criminal can throw at him unharmed and then sock them in the face.
Yes but you never really see their powers getting used in interesting ways.
It's either everything bounces off of them or they get beaten half to death by the monster of the week. There is no in between for the "tough guy"
Aizawa can't erase physical body quirks. He can erase quirk-granted superstrength like Deku's but a quirk-granted hyper-muscle growth that makes you bulked? Wouldn't work. Aizawa likely can't disable Grapes' balls after they're thrown either. If he can disable every quirk he's looking at, then AfO can't do anything unless he'd previously tacked on a quirk that enhanced his physical body in its physical state, not supernaturally like OfA.
>You don't need a super good super power to be a superhero.
Depends on the type of enemies your going against really. That low level agency that hired lida, felt more like a glorified community patrol than someone on All Mights scale.
>tfw she's my favorite Pussycat
>tfw people bullied her by saying she was a spy
>tfw all this suffering
it's just not fair
>make his body hard
That's a fucking top tier power. He is bullet proof and explosion proof besides having the advantage in physical combat.
>fight against a group of villains in a city ON FUCKING FIRE longer than eraserhead
He wasn't fighting constantly like eraser head was. He specifically said he just hit and run.
I wonder how some of these kids found out about their quirks, or their reactions when they manifested.
>Kirishima getting bullied daily as a kid, one day the bully suddenly breaks his hand trying to punch him
>Tokoyami going to bed, turning off all the lights and a dark beast appears and trashes his room
>Kaminari swimming with his family at the beach, thinks he sees a shark and gets spooked, Millions dead
>Ochako reading a book, she puts it down to take a sip of water, comes back to the book on the ceiling and she doesn't know how to get it down
>Bakugou getting really frustrated losing to Deku as they play a fighting game, accidentally blows up his controller
Hitoshi from gen-ed knew about his quirk before his family did, and washed them routinely to get them to pay for cool stuff they never remember buying for him
It manifested in kindergarten when he made little sparks in front of the class.
The rest of your ideas are too grim. The quirks manifest when they're just out of being babies.
>Hitoshi from gen-ed knew about his quirk before his family did, and washed them routinely to get them to pay for cool stuff they never remember buying for him
Hitoshi is pure and would never do something like this. Honestly, he had to be a paragon of virtue to grow up into the person he is, wanting to be a hero and all.
Killgrave from Jessica Jones is a pretty accurate depiction of who he would become otherwise.
Inb4 show was shit but Tennant as Killgrave was pure joy every second he was on screen