the 2nd user is an enigma to everyone...
...including All for One?
It would seem our time spent wondering about 2nd's quirk has come to an end. I guess I should put my old theory to rest? Well, hang on. I noticed something weird.
Please note that as of posting this official translations are not out, so I might easily be mistaken, but I'm under the impression that All for One did not know about 2nd's quirk. There are a few things that set up this implied detail:
It is established at the start of the chapter that AFO is the one in control, at least for the moment. So we know we're getting his POV in narration.
When Izuku uses Blackwhip and Fa Jin, AFO calls them old tricks that won't work on him. He's familiar with these quirks.
When Izuku activates Transmission, AFO is taken aback. He describes the power's appearance as completely different from before, and he doesn't seem to know what's happening right away.
When he describes what the quirk does, he's deducing it, which is odd. From this we can actually infer a couple of things besides him not knowing about it. First of all this must mean that the Search quirk AFO stole from Ragdoll can't see into One for All's additional accumulated quirks, otherwise he would have anticipated 2nd. This also means, dare I say it, that AFO is an unreliable narrator when he describes 2nd's quirk as "a meta ability that enables the user to shift the speed of anything he touches." He's making an observation using the given evidence, not stating a fact. 2nd strikes me as a very secretive person, so it seems possible to me that AFO never met him, or at least never experienced his quirk firsthand. Indeed, maybe no information exists about his quirk because he never told anyone about it. I can see how 2nd’s support items could be designed to conceal the use of his quirk to make projectile weapons move faster. They conceal his whole hand and forearm, so no one could see what he’s doing inside.
Hell, maybe the way Izuku is currently using Transmission is also a misdirection. Let me once again call attention to the fact that 2nd told Izuku that his quirk evolved into something PARTICULARLY UNIQUE. THAT CANNOT BE WIELDED THE USUAL WAY. Now I don't know about you, but the power we have been shown does not fit my criteria of unique, and Izuku seems like he wielded it pretty "usually." The previous scene made it seem like he tried and FAILED to use it before, so how come it came to him so easily only minutes later? I really really hope this is because we haven't seen the full reveal yet. Perhaps using this power now comes at some greater cost to the user. Perhaps we are only seeing one of its uses. It should be pointed out here that while the locked door imagery was used in reference to 2nd's quirk in ch 349, it was not used here. So, something hasn't been unlocked yet?
I think now I’ve reached the end of my rope in reasonable theorizing, but I want to mention one more thing. The name of 2nd’s quirk, Transmission. in Japanese it is called トランスミッション which looks to me like it’s borrowed directly from English, and it means exactly the same thing. Two things, actually. It can refer to the transmission of a motor vehicle, but more generally, transmission can of course refer to the action of transmitting something, anything. A message, an emotion, an energy, a thing, an idea...a quirk? I can’t get it out of my head. This feels so suspicious to me given the nature and origin of One for All itself as a power that is transferred. What if 2nd is actually directly responsible for the transference of OFA? What if his own quirk holds that ability, and once he gave it to Yoichi, it merged with the power stockpiling quirk AFO gave him? The story we were given about Yoichi not actually being quirkless and unknowingly having a power that passes on... the ability to be passed on(???)--it’s rather flimsy, no? Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. We don’t even know how Yoichi was able to figure out he could give OFA away. Makes me think, if it’s not simply bad writing on Horikoshi’s part, it could be a lie constructed to further keep Transmission a secret. I mean, seriously, what if Transmission created One for All? Of course they’d want to keep that information from AFO.
So Transmission + power stockpiling quirk = OFA, which in itself also gathers and powers up existing quirks, including the original Transmission quirk. Now imagine, what could Transmission do now that it’s powered up? What could it turn around do to OFA?
Oh yeah, also, uhhh, this could be super relevant to Izuku and Katsuki finally holding hands?
Ghost AU- moondrop
moondrop design for a ghost au idea i just had, in this au, moon and sun have 2 versions (i did not finish sun's design yet and this took a lot of work aa)
the first one (the more greyish one) is how u see moon normally, while the other one is how moon looks like when he visit you in your dreams.
staying up late ain’t even fun anymore it’s just sad
i love using tags on this site. i am paperclipping posts and themes and concepts together i am doing analysis i am using red thread on a cork board i am connecting the dots.
Regular folks defending Musk is so laughable. "Uwu the plan to end world hunger was shit so he he didn't give them the 6 billion dollars he had openly promised".
So the plan given to him was apparently to feed starving and vulnerable people for one year. Which isn't ending world hunger forever but it's a start. For world hunger to end forever, we'd actually need structural changes everywhere and the fall of this late stage capitalism nightmare we live in where people like Musk get to accumulate wealth to the point of insanity while others literally starve to death. No amount of money can get us out of this, because oligarchs like Musk will never allow it. That would mean he could no longer hoarde wealth.
Now, if he gave the UN the 6 billion and they didn't magically solve world hunger forever, he still would barely be losing anything considering his fortune. That would be like us regular folks with a job giving 1€ to a homeless guy for him to buy bread.
Billionaires and even millionaires should not exist. We should not live in a world with such economic disparity where some people can own multiple mansions they don't even live in while others freeze to death out on the street. Idk why this is viewed as "radical left" statement. Idk why we're defending billionaires. Elon Musk is an oligarch and he will never notice you no matter how much you suck his dick on the Internet lol