the angle of his arm and the position we are shown when and after Iwaizumi
blocks him, we can see it pretty clearly.
was aiming at the ball.
Not at Kageyama’s head, but at the ball he was holding.
Oikawa was probably going to slap it away or something similar.
still is a shitty and childish senpai to Kageyama but…he’s not an abusive bully
or an aggressive guy, ready to beat to a pulp his junior. He doesn’t have anger issues. He wasn’t going to
harm him. He’s just mad, frustrated and his usual teenager trash.
Let’s think about the possibility, okay?
(Ps. yes this is a fan theory! There can be other interpretations or ideas and this is not 10000% right and indisputable, no need to fight about this, just look at my second and at yukiranine’s reblog for other views and discussions! (Friendly) Exchanging ideas, theories, views and headcanons is funny!)
those All Might Protection Squad ideas I see here on tumblr left me wondering –
how would the kids react if someone dared to badmouth All Might?
when that his true form was revealed, everybody seemed to react really well to
it, right? They still cheered for him, trusted in him to win the fight against
All for One. But what if some people didn’t and don’t think so, and instead
just think of Toshinori and his true form as a “fake” and not a true hero? (Like
Izuku did when he first saw Toshinori in powered-down form, though then, it was
more out of shock and confusion.)
think about it. The students and Toshinori are out – let’s say, they are doing
a shopping tour together to buy Toshinori some new, fitting clothes – when a
group of teenagers passes them and makes the biggest mistake of their life.
here, I wrote a little fic-snippet:
until then, everything had went well. Class 1-A plus teacher had have a lot of
fun that afternoon, trying to find different outfits for Toshinori, laughing
over their choices or whooping and clapping exaggeratedly when they found
something good. Toshinori had been tense and uncomfortable at first, still not
used to being seen in public in this form, but the longer he had spent with “his”
kids, the more he had relaxed. Now, on their way back to the dorms (“home” had
Mina said, and nobody had corrected her) carrying bags of new clothes in every
form and colour, Toshinori was laughing loudly alongside the kids, almost
coughing up blood because he was laughing so hard.
when he whips the tears of mirth out of his eyes, a pair of teenagers passes
them, laughing loudly, but not as cheerfully as their peers. The one on the left nudges
his friend in the side and they both grin too widely and too darkly at
Toshinori in passing.
doesn’t notice them, too wrapped up in something Tooru is telling him with
wildly waving hands, but the other kids do. Izuku tenses, Bakugou perks up and
all of the students save Tooru and their teacher slow down just a little bit.
one of the teenagers behind them whispers a bit too loudly: “Just look at him!
Like a skeleton!”
supposed to be a hero!” His friend answers, and both start laughing.
Izuku stands stock-still in place, fists balled and eyes wide. Bakugou comes to
a halt next to him, hands in his pockets and the distinct smell of sweat
turning into explosives filling the air. More and more of class 1-A come to a
halt, expressions ranging from shock to indignation up to blank fury.
when the whispering jerks overstep their boundaries one last time.
like a joke!”
Bakugou’s voice is not loud or explosive like usual, but icy cold. It’s the
most dangerous they’ve ever heard him. “Go distract him.”
breathes in, eyes flashing with something dangerous, before he breathes out
deeply, the look passing and calmness sweeping back in. “Got it.”
Izuku wills himself to take one step, then another, before he jogs up to
Toshinori and Tooru, closing the distance between them. “Toshinori-san!”
yes?” Toshinori wants to turn around to his student, but Izuku already
interlinks their arms and all but drags him further ahead, pointing to a shop
they have not yet visited. “Let’s go there next, okay?”
I thought we wanted to go back…”
is right, Sensei!” Uraraka pops up on Toshinori’s other side, also taking his
hand in hers to pull him along. “We have to
visit that shop before we go! It would, uh, be a real shame if we missed it!”
“You can’t just pass by this shop, All
Might-sensei!” Kirishima joins in, grinning too brightly at him. “It would be
tilts his head, suspicious of the way his students act, but as the other catch
up to them and everyone begins to talk over each other, trying to get him to
enter the shop, he sighs and gives up. “Okay, okay! Fine, let’s go in there.”
where are Bakugou and Todoroki, by the way?”
they will catch up to us on the way home! Don’t worry!”
as they enter the shop and the door falls closed behind them, there is the
sound of something – someone –
slipping on ice and falling to the ground with a loud thud to be heard. Two howls of pain follow, mixed with “What the
hell?! Where does that ice come from?!”
you two jerks!” Bakugou all-too
familiar growl overrides the indignant yells of the teenagers. “What did you just
fucking say about our teacher?!”
the-… Dude, what?! What business is it of yours what we say about the
that’s it, you two are basically begging for it.”
use your quirk, Bakugou.”
up, halfie. I’m not fucking stupid. Just going to give them a good old scare,
don’t need my quirk for that.”
Todoroki and Bakugou join their friends a good quarter of an hour later in the
shop – it’s a teashop, they have found out by now – Bakugou is grinning quite
savagely and proudly, and Todoroki smirks to himself . It’s almost uncanny how similarly pleased they look with themselves, and how there seems to be a silent understanding between all students to not say anything, just smile and nod at each other.
Izuku peers out of the shop before they go, and gives a thumps-up when there is no one in sight. Most of all not a pair of teenagers.
But there is a spot on the ground which is still covered with a thin layer of ice. Seeing as it is summer and quite hot, that is a little bit suspicious.
really hopes his students did not get in too much trouble.
Momiji comes off as an innocent flower who needs protecting, but the truth is that out of the entire Zodiac, Momiji is the most mentally independent of them all. His selflessness is his strength, but so is his awareness. He can read people and situations, he just hides his observations.
Even earlier in this volume, Momiji tested Kyou by saying “Really? That’s great!” when he found out that Kyou wouldn’t be going back to Akito. As soon as he said it, he followed up with, “If I said that…would you be mad?” This is one of the first insights into the deeper complexities that make up Momiji Sohma.
The panel above is extremely important because *Momiji is standing up to god.* This is a huge deal. His arms are out stretched and he is both physically and mentally defying Akito by being an obstacle in her path. The other Zodiac members are watching from above and, even though they want to help, it’s still difficult for them to move against god.
Not for Momiji, though. His first instinct isn’t to please god, it’s to protect Tooru. He does this by trying to empathize with Akito and appeal to her childlike nature because, maybe more than anyone, Momiji can understand that Akito is a scared child.