i love your take on villain deku! do you have any headcanons for him?
- just looking at the burns on his arms makes him sick, so that’s another reason why he wears a jacket: to cover them up. he can’t bring himself to show them to anyone and he always tries to keep his eyes off them for as long as possible (like when he has to shower or change his clothes). he has the burns on his hands too, so he wears fingerless gloves to hide them.
- deku gets flustered easily asdlfkjasdf,,,, like yeah his moral alignment changed but when girls get too close he flushes and when he catches sight of a R18 magazine he just turns into a tomato. he has to rub his cheeks a bit to make his embarrassment cool off.
- he has dark circles under his eyes because he always has a hard time sleeping (lots and lots of nightmares after That Day). he’s not as tired as he looks through, he kind of just jacks himself up on caffeine (the kid loves green tea) and stays up until he’s too exhausted to have a single dream. that makes him stay awake for 3 days at a time before he crashes for 13 hours.
- his notebooks shift gears when his mother dies. his notes & sketches transition from studying heroes to studying villains, especially those who belong to the league.
- the first hero he kills is an asshole who outright confesses that he’s trying to stop deku because he wants the fame and glory of taking down the league for himself. he kept talking about how his ratings would skyrocket if he was the one who turned in shigaraki and deku got stain-level pissed and shot him, because this isn’t about fame and fortune, this is about his mother and what shigaraki did to her.
- as he begins to spiral, pain serves as catharsis for his grief. he becomes more reckless and impulsive in his vigilantism which makes him get hurt more, but the growing number of scars and wounds is pleasing and it distracts him from his burning anger towards the league. after a while, he slowly transitions from being internally destructive to externally destructive, expanding his anger outwards instead of inwards. he fights villains instead of saving people from them because it feels like release. this makes him more vicious and he begins to hurt others more than he hurts himself.