You know it’s amusing to me that Spinner is, despite all odds & the opinions of a lot of MHA fans, effectively the most important villain in the current arc. AFO & Skeptic already pointed it out before the new war, but now it’s doubly true by virtue of him being the only one who can upend the heroes plans right now.
Like, I’ve pointed out before in criticisms for the arc that Dabi, Toga, AFO, & Shigaraiki have no real chance against their current opposition. Each one is effectively solo-ing an army of trained heroes hand-picked to beat them and who have them surrounded. With out any outside interference, none of them have any chance of winning their battles; but they also have no chance of escape and are miles & miles from each other, so they cannot provide this interference for each other.
Spinner’s the only one not facing a force designed to take down him specifically, and he’s in close proximity to Kurogiri. That means he alone has even a chance of winning against the heroes he’s up against, and that if anyone’s going to wreck the heroes plans it’s gonna be him.
So outside of the villain’s redemption arcs; his fight at the hospital against Shoji is basically the only fight that matters. Which is as amazing as it is amusing. Everyone always brushed him aside; but now the course of the war is resting on him.
I can't help but have a crazy thought related to DFO.
The quirk factor is a section of DNA. Which means there is a lot of this DNA stored in the AFO’s “bag”, and Afo himself uses a few quirks all the time - in the background - which means that some parts of its DNA must be replaced anyway - for example, the same long life span.
And that means that at the time of Izuku's conception, Hisashi's side must have transferred pieces of DNA with his AFO quirk, which also contained other pieces of DNA from other quirks, right? So, purely theoretically, what are the odds that with the naturally inherited AFO quirk, Izuku also got “descendants” of the other quirks that were in his father's AFO?
Just imagine what a surreal situation it would be, that Izuku actually had many quirks from birth, but since they were all part of his AFO, they were just inactive...?
Can you... recommend some dfo fics?
Im starving for some dfo
only if you want to! I dont want to seem demanding
You could never be demanding, Nonny! I have multiple docs of fics that I keep track of (all tagged and organised, they're my babies)
Being able to provide recs will always be something I love!
Let me go and find some of my favourites in the lists
Read it. Just read it. Everyone's wild about it and rightly so. Read it.
Fuck man I can read this constantly! Paced? Amazingly, DadMight? You know it, DfO? It's only an extremely important aspect of the plot! Read it, it's a series that I adore!
you can't help the things your heart longs for
Awesome fic! It's like, the perfect execution of "reality quirk" you could think of and I come back to it constantly! So well written, and whilst it may be currently unfinished, entirely worth the read!
It's technically Dad for One, so I'm putting it here because I say so. Bro it starts out angsty and just INCREASES, it's such a unique idea overall, you just have to check it out! It's close to completion so be there when it concludes!
A Rose by Any Other Name
It has white haired Izuku, angst, vault time, THE GOOD KUSH, and it's a lovely length of "you can read this in one sitting and you won't want to put it down, but it won't be so long as to encroach on the sleep I know you're not getting", and tell Kat I said hi!😂
Accumulation into being
Like sentient quirks? Like Izuku? Like DfO? Like beautiful writing? This fic is the BOMB I LOVE ITTTTT, it's an awesome brainwave and I go back to it a load, plus it's a series so there's more than one fic for it and each one must be read right now immediately (also hey Saki💙 I read this all the time💙💙)
It's a small list! I know for certain I've forgotten some and when I remember them I'll just come back to this and add them on, but for now! This is all I can get off the top of my head at almost 3am shhh
I hope you enjoy these! And that this was helpful! Thank you so much for the ask, it's always fun to get them!💙
BnHA Ch.363 leak reactions:
Jeanist seems to be confirming Bakugo is dead BUT he’s also unwinding his clothes like he did in Vigilantes, so he’s stitching/binding something together. He’s gonna end up naked again, isn’t he?
Dabi fights back! He’s so badly burned you can see his bones. His eyes and hair are still ok though. No word on his white outfit. Quite possible he’s naked.
CONFIRMED NAKED AFO (except he’s missing his left eye!!). I mean, sure, look at his face if you want, but man is showing off his demon goods. Hawks is scared but also kinda intrigued.
Skeptic is having his moment, mapping out mecha UA’s escape routes (are the civilians ok???) and tagging the locations of every villain. He is not naked and I think that’s a good thing.
Seriously, this chapter ratchets everything up nicely. Izuku, my friend, you have your work cut out for you. [Edit: my full chapter review is now up here!]