Would you indulge me with an AU? I love Yata, he's so spirited about Homra and he's their Vanguard. I like to think that maybe Yata's bio dad was a member of Kagutsu's Red Clan or something. The Kagutsu Crator happened around when Yata was 7? So like Yata's mom separated from his dad when he was younger than that and then his biological father dies in the Damocles Down. I think it's really fitting and a nice Headcanon. Your thoughts? :)
Ooh this is a really interesting idea, especially seeing as the timeline fits. It could certainly explain why his dad is AWOL. If Kagutsu had a clan that was anything like Mikoto’s, it could certainly be the case that Misaki’s dad was a roughian who didn’t make the best father/husband, which could explain the divorce. I’ve always imagined Kagutsu’s clan (if he had a clan? I don’t know if there’s any information on the subject) to be sort of a worse form of Homra - less disciplined, less driven by good motives. I explained before in this post why I see Homra as sort of a chaotic good, and using the same system, I feel like Kagutsu’s clan would be a chaotic neutral. Not necessarily bad people or a proper gang or actively criminal, but potentially causing trouble and engaging in low-level mischief. So if Misaki’s dad was sort of a deadbeat who hung around with that crowd and caused trouble, it could easily be the reason why his parents separated.
If Misaki ever found out about it, it could be the reason why he never really contacted his mother after he joined Homra. He might have been ashamed that he saw himself as following his deadbeat dad’s footsteps, or worried he would be a bad influence on his little siblings, but he didn’t really realise how much good Homra did, even if it was through unconventional methods. I don’t think Misaki’s mother would be too worried when she eventually learned about Homra, though. Her son isn’t involved in crime, and he’s happy and healthy and he has friends he cares about, so she’s happy.