When this past chapter came out, there wasn’t material
enough in it for me to really write my thoughts on. To me, it was the class
just being adorable and I want to wait til next week to talk about the new Big
Three that appeared (also who saw the memes for them? My friend just showed me
and I died of laughter.)
Instead, I’ve been rereading the manga (more specifically the sports festival)
and the past chapter happened had Ochako’s outburst about the festival and it
almost made me upset to see the reactions that were given to it. I remember
going through the tag and seeing quite a few people reacting to that outburst
as “OMG SHE WAS SOOOO CUTE” or “OMGGGG SO FUNNYTTT”. Of course, I am
exaggerating this a lot but the fact there were no more in depth thoughts on it and it kinda made me a bit sad and now that I’m reading that festival stuff again, I
just had to put down my thoughts somewhere.
I’ve said this before and I will repeat myself until the day
I die: While Ochako’s character is based on her being cute and bubbly and the
most adorable gal in the entire universe, she’s so much more than that. She’s
more complex than the fandom makes her out to be and I wish more people saw
Now, in my Why Ochako is Actually A Complex Characterpost,
I talked about this complexity a bit with how she handles her emotions and more
specifically on how she displays this to others. However, I did not talk about
how much of a determined individual she is and really how feisty she is (like
this girl can be Bakugou fierce ok?).
To start, when the whole Sports Festival came into play,
after the stakes of the festival were told to the class, this is precisely how
Ochako acted (which definitely caught the rest of the class off guard)
Now, of course I know that it was displayed as an act of
comic relief, especially with how expressive she is during all of that but I
personally see it as something more about her character that Horikoshi was just
trying to mix with the silly cute aspect part of it, especially since we get
this scene later one (I stg I have this scene stamped in my memory):
Already in a chapter, Horikoshi showed us that Ochako is a
supremely determined individual who has absolutely no chill when it comes to
things that would affect not only her goals but the situation with her family.
I mean, in the festival, we got a small glimpse of that with
her waiting to use a secret move (which btw, she hasn’t used yet and Im dying
for that day)
And here she is being all determined in some other panels
(which you can even see her suppressing her emotions once more as she tells
Deku congrats for winning first)
And then we get to her fight with Katsuki, which OH BOY
really shows how far her determination and feistiness can go. And honestly so
much happens in this fight that truly does characterize who Ochako is and how
strong she is.
I mean to start, she gives off a Katsuki like sentence to push away the
statement he made earlier.
And then it’s so interesting and I see so many people
overlook this but look at what she does.
She acknowledges that the fight is bad and the situation
surrounding it isn’t completely ideal YET she shoves down those feelings of
fear and apprehension and still continues to display herself as this strong
woman that isn’t intimidated by Katsuki whatsoever (which kind of ties into her
reaction in the newest chapter).
And then of course, here are two pages in that same chapter
that really display this fire that she has within herself and how she’s kind of
similar to Katsuki in that she isn’t one to back down without really putting up
a fight (even if the fight that is something that terrifies her or even makes
her a bit uneasy).
What makes all of this incredible too is that Katsuki not
acknowledges her by the middle of the fight
But she even crosses his mind when he fights Todoroki when
he says this
Yes, my good old gravitational stars, Katsuki even
acknowledges the strength and ambition that Ochako has that maybe only Deku
might have noticied (even then maybe not too much).
And she doesn’t just show this fierceness in this fight. She
shows it not only when she fights 13 with Yuuga but also when she fights with
Toga during the training camp (and yes I am referring to the infamous panel of
So we get to the little scene from this past chapter where
everyone went on the cute train with it.
Now, to me, I saw this scene a bit more than just her being
the precious little princess she normally portrays herself out to be. To me,
the way I saw it was a girl who clearly was affected by the Sports Festival. As
we saw, Ochako took the festival I personally believe much more serious than
the rest of the class. For her, this was a real chance for her to show off her
skills and how strong of an individual she is. Since they made the Sports
Festival to be something of utter importance, she completely put away any fears
or apprehension she had and fought to the extreme and even showed up how insane
her powers go and just really how determined she can get when it involves her
family. So to be told that the festival didn’t matter I’m sure had to have been
a slap in the face to her because it would have pretty much told her, “Hey, all
the efforts and shit that you put yourself through to really further your
goals? Yea doesn’t mean anything at the end.” Yea not a nice way to look at it
and not a nice way to interpret your actions during that time period.
Alright so I kind of went everywhere with this but the point
I’m trying to make is that scene from the past chapter wasn’t just an adorable
moment that we got of Ochako. Rather, although done in a funny way to mix with
her general personality, it is a scene that gives us more of an idea of Ochako
and how she took the Sports Festival and just how in general she takes events
that impact things that pertain to her goal. Even though we see her as a
usually laid back individual with a bubbly personality, she’s so much more than
that. This is a girl who doesn’t back away from any challenge presented to her
and doesn’t allow things to get in her way of her goals. She has them clear cut
in her mind and she chases after them. She even has a fiery side that you can
compare with Katsuki as seen from the fight she had with him. In general, she’s
so strong and powerful and truly fierce and I just want more people to see that
side of her. I guess I just wish people could see her as more than just the
cute little cutie pie she is and really see her as a badass cutie pie because
damn, that strangle she gave Toga was pretty intense for her character.
TLDR: Ochako is actually a big badass and not a lot of
people acknowledge that.
literally the heart and soul of the entire squad. what a cutie. he's sweet and kind, but can totally be a sassy little bitch. constantly flirting with lud. always comes up with fun pg-13 ideas for the squad to do.
giant fucking nerd. no, you have no idea. everyone constantly riles him up (especially gil). just wants to chill with feli and kiku tbh. always thrown off by feli's flirting. tries and fails to keep the squad in line.
quiet but sassy. constantly bemused by alfred. surprisingly close to natalia. if the squad ever needs to hack anyone, he's their man. never ever gets in trouble.
that one guy everyone simultaneously loves and hates. kinda desperate when it comes to drinking or getting high. still says swag and yolo. actually pretty fun, just too loud. really really smart, despite what everyone thinks.
what a little bitch. that's all he and lovino do. bitch, bitch, bitch. tries to be a punk, but can't help making obscure references to literature all the time. pretends to hate francis but not-so-secretly bangs him in the janitor's closet.
sex god alert. secretly a huge cutie pie and is so nice to everybody (except arthur). is the mom of the squad - until he starts drinking. has banged like everyone his age and over.
what are you talking about? he doesn't go to this school, he's like 30. he's mei's nitpicking older bro, who owns a chinese takeout place and gets the squad free meals every now and then.
really cute and funny. has actual friends outside of the squad (everyone else is too nerdy to have real lives). she, gil and feli are the best at embarrassing lud. makes cool dresses.
no one fucking messes with this guy. he alternates between literal cinnamon roll and potential mass murderer. gets into really heated political debates with alfred. sends everyone sunflowers on their birthday.
like 5'1" but will fucking murder you if you cross her. dancer and a gymnast so she and lud are the fittest here. sarcastic as hell. comes across as a little protective of her older bro but she's actually pretty cool. has the best voice ever.
Antonio Fernández Carriedo:
sex god alert. so chill you have no idea. so kind to everyone. everyone loves him. what a babe. really tho he's kinda sick of the attention and would just like to win lovino's heart. he'd like yall to leave him alone.
no chill whatsoever. angsty teenage hell. spends all his time bitching with arthur or pretending to be pissed at antonio. actually extremely hot and has a fucking fan club.
alfred's half-forgotten half-brother. tries everything to become part of the squad proper - he bakes cakes, gets them weed, picks locks when they need to get into places. it's appreciated, but everyone just forgets about it later.
sex god alert. has the coolest motorbike ever. plays guitar in arthur's punk band. only the squad know what a dork he really is. up for anything. spends most of his time getting his ass handed to him by elizaveta. he likes it.
dorky socially awkward music prodigy. he's only kept around because elizaveta says so. complains about everything. no matter where they go. no matter what they do. he fucking complains.
ultimate badass. kicks gilbert's ass every other day and still gets all her homework done. in a poly relationship with gil and rod (none of the others really get it but hey that's fine by them). big fan of nights out with the girls.
Hello everyone. 2016 was a good year to me and i decided to make a thank you post for everyone who made my 2016 as good as it was despite all the shit that happened. if i forgot anyone im deeply sorry.
here we go :
Fave Phan blogs of 2016 –thank you for all the phan content
on my dash-:
Fave blogs of 2016, senpais, friends, gif makers, the blessing of
fandoms and more –thank you so much for filling and brightening my day and dash
you are amazing and you look beautiful every single day, 17/10 blogs would always recommend–: