My deep-found and eternal love of the horror genera and the thing that is Boku no Hero Academia as well as the fact that Halloween is coming up fast upon us is what probably sparked the majority of this but hear me out…
You know how in the BNHA universe how its said that 80% of the world’s population has some sort of special ability called a “Quirk” while remaining 20% who do not are “Quirkless” right?
So this is what I’m thinking: what if in being in natural possession of a Quirk that it pretty much automatically closes one’s senses off towards certain other things? Things such as -say- the supernatural?
( Like usually if something weird happens most would just have blamed it on something they could explain like a Quirk or something right? Besides, I mean if you have a Quirk you’re pretty much a cryptid anyway…)
What if, in not possessing any extra abilities, those “Quirkless” are allowed access to those things that go knock in the night that most others remain oblivious to?
Enter Izuku Midoriya: a Quirkless teen with great aspertations of becoming a hero who it just so happens can see ghosts.
And just what if, one day when Izuku was heading home from school he encountered this villain only to be saved in the nick of time by the specter of a (very recently) fallen hero who managed to possess him and defeat the villain.
The specter’s name? Toshinori Yagi hero a.k.a “The (former) symbol of peace” All Might.
So tldr: BNHA but with Izuku as a Ghost Whisperer and Specter!Toshinori who’s his ghostly battle-partner/father-figure.
Whats your opinion on the headcanon that bakugou is hard of hearing because of how loud his explosions are? If you dont mind my asking
I think I answered this q on this blog already? Maybe? But anyway, I don’t exactly mind it, but I can’t say I share the headcanon myself - for one, because I’m of the opinion that their bodies are built to withstand a safe use of their quirks (a bit like you can’t break a leg by simply walking, you know), so in general I’m not a fan of headcanons that include damages caused by simply doing what their bodies were born to do?
But also because generally, even under the assumption that his body isn’t made to hold up with his explosions, isn’t it awfully convenient how only his ears take damage in these scenarios? What about his eyes? How come he can still see with no problems even with the continuous exposure to the explosions’ light? How about his hair? How come he can stand so close to fire without it ever being damaged by it? His palms have thicker skin and we know that thanks to his UA file, but what about the rest of his body? How come he can stand smack in the middle of an Howitzer Impact without getting even slightly burnt? When you say “only his ears aren’t made to withstand his explosions” what you’re telling me is that his whole body is tailord to deal with his quirk but his ears, and that just feels unrealistic to me - by which I mean, when this is the scenario we’re talking about, you can’t give the fault of the damage to Bakugou’s quirk. It’s a problem his body has, not a natural consequence of having that sort of quirk. And imho with those premises you sort of end up with a different kind of story, you’re supposed to write it differently - that’s what I think, at least
Maybe the reason Baku raises his voice so often is because he can’t hear very well, which isn’t due to his explosions, rather, he was born with bad hearing to protect him from taking damage by them.. and then his other senses are sharper to even it out, and his body can even subconsciously notice air vibrations, resulting in really fast reflexes.
Ah, this is also another reason why I’m not a huge fan of the headcanon - don’t get me wrong! If you like it then go on, I’m not trying to stop anyone from enjoying ideas and possibilities!! But personally I like Bakugou not having any reason to be loud-mouthed and rude, that’s just his personality and how the environment he grew up in made him, and lately I’ve seen the hc used to justify his behaviour more than I like? Bakugou being an asshole is just who he is, and I love it! I love that his life made him like that and I love that he’s working hard to fix that flaw, giving him an external reason, something he has no control over, to justify his personality changes the core of his character too much, and that’s not something I’d ever want to do tbh
And it’s also cool to think that he was somewhat genetically engineered to be better in a fight to compensate for a lack of earing (though again, why only his ears and not his eyes or his sense of tact too), but that goes to cut on all the hard work he put in becoming as good as he is, right? If that’s what you like than who am I to stop you! But Bakugou’s hardworking nature is one of the things I love about him, I don’t really feel like taking away from him all the effort and work he put through the years in becoming as good as he is now