I wonder if Midoriya knows he has this effect on his classmates now. I wonder if he knows they see him in this light.
All his life he’s been made to feel that he won’t be able to do anything of significance just because he doesn’t have a Quirk. Even now, he keeps on thinking that he needs to do a lot of catching up before he can stand on the same level as his classmates who’ve been honing their Quirks for 15 years and are amazing enough to make it to UA with their own powers. He thinks that the only reason why he’s where he’s at now is because of sheer luck and outside help.
But his classmates genuinely look up to him as well!! And it isn’t just because of his flashy Quirk!! Does he know that!!
Uraraka constantly thinks “What would Deku do?” whenever she finds herself in a pinch because she admires how he can come up ways on how to overcome messy situations. Aoyama recognizes this too, and he noticed that Uraraka thinks the same way and this leads him to ask if she’s fallen for Midoriya.
Mineta has come to respect Midoriya for his decision-making and courage to jump in a sea of enemies despite being scared enough to tremble. That scene has been ingrained in his mind and it gave him the boost he needed to get through the exam single-handedly.
Iida’s voiced out his awe on Midoriya’s ability to analyze and see the bigger picture in things, but we also get to see that it doesn’t end there. He feels inferior to Midoriya (and Todoroki and Ingenium) in terms of being a hero in general and tells himself to stand up and catch up in order not to be outpaced and left behind.
Like… yo these people genuinely look up to Midoriya, not because of his Quirk that’s very much like the No. 1 Hero’s, but because of his attitude and for his way of thinking. They look up to him for who he actually is.
I’m thinking that maybe, partly, Kaneki also cried because of how much he realized Touka’s everything belongs to him at the moment. And how much love he felt because Touka is giving her all to make him happy.
Just go back to Ch122 when he said, “Shouldn’t she treasure it?” Talked about having sex/making love.
And then in one of the panels where in he realized Touka is also a virgin. JUST HOW LOVED YOU ARE, BOY, TOUKA DIDN’T GIVE HER FIRST TIME AWAY TO ANY GUY IN YEARS BUT WHEN YOU FINALLY CAME HOME SHE IS ALL PREPARED TO GIVE HERSELF. IT MEANS SHE REALLY THINKS THAT ALL OF HER BELONGS TO KANEKI. AND KANEKI REALIZES IT WHEN SHE SMILED AT HIM.
Oho~ I AM SO HAPPY I CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN PEACE FOR THE FANDOM.