spirit of the plains

Spera: Ascension of the Starless 2 is now available in stores!

Writer: Josh Tierney

Main Story Artists: Jakub Rebelka, Marina Julia, Nuno Plati, Winston Young, Pablo Clark (with Ken Clark)

Chapter Covers: Olivier Pichard, E. Jackson + Blakely Inberg, João Lemos, Cleonique Hilsaca, Grim Wilkins

Shorts: Joanna Krótka, Timothy Weaver, Bobby Myers + Dana Miller

Cover Artist and Character Designs: Afu Chan

Additional Designs: Matias Basla, Anissa Espinosa, Richie Pope

Vincent is a shipwrecked privateer who has lost his crew to winged monsters. Aya is an orphan seeking revenge on the Starless army who killed her family. Through a series of unlikely coincidences, the warrior cat Chobo unites the two and leads them to Princesses Pira and Lono, who are making their final preparations to leave Spera and do battle with the evil Starless Queen. As the fire spirit Yonder infiltrates the Starless-occupied Plain Castle, the newly formed group is taken by surprise by another swarm of winged monsters. Can Yonder survive his mission, and can the Princesses trust their new friends?

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Color Of The Sign’s Breath

Aries: Red - a flume of red every time they exhale, strong and passionate, courageous. A true fire sign proven with such oxygen they produce, should be feared and taken seriously when they speak their mind.

Taurus: Pink - pink breath that shows the true Venus within this Earth sign. Secure, strong-willed, comforting, loving, cautious, protective. Should never be taken advantage of, for they can be oh so soft at heart.

Gemini: Yellow - could be mistaken for rays of sunshine; wise and filled with contentment. Energetic and clever, their yellow breath spreads happiness and brings smiles upon those you see it.

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Contacting Spirit Guides and other entities

If you have questions, message me. Spirit work is no joke!

Before we go over the steps of real contact with spirit, let’s go over some warnings and some advice on technique. This guide will work for calling any spirit, whether it be a fluffy unicorn bunny or something extremely uncomfortable and dangerous. It’s like picking up the phone: anyone can be on the other end.

When you do spirit work, you are interacting with a real world filled with infinitely many, and infinitely varied, beings.

  • There are some spirits that prey on humans like wolves prey on rabbits.
  • There are some spirits that are extremely kind and helpful.

In my experience, whatever you call will come.

If you leave your request open-ended, anything may come to you.

The more specific you are, the better.

But you must understand what you are doing when you call spirits to you.

For example:

  • “Spirits of light, come to me!” Many demons are considered to be “of light”, as well as gods you may be uncomfortable dealing with (Lucifer comes to mind).
  • “All spirits of darkness, leave me!” Well, spirits of all nocturnal animals could be interpreted as being spirits of darkness. The essence of storms and night-time, or even a spirit of sleepiness, could be considered spirits of darkness. Are you sure these are forces you want to send away?

Do not use poetic language. Speak plainly.

Instead of using flowery language, simply say what you mean.

Begin by writing down your intent.

  • What kind of spirit do you want to interact with? (Good, evil, nice, kind, mean? Nature, elemental, bunny, unicorn, demon?)
  • What is your purpose for calling this spirit? (Searching for a guide/guardian/teacher/friend? Have questions to ask? Need help with magic?)
  • How powerful do you believe this spirit will be? Is it going to be more powerful than your abilities to banish it? Never call up what you cannot put down.
  • What do you have to give back to this spirit? (Offerings? Time? Energy?)

In my experience, all spirits get something out of an interaction with a human. It could simply be that their curiosity is sated. A spirit could just be curious as to what kind of human is sending out a call in to their world! It could be that helping or aiding you assists their calling in life or a job they currently have. It could also be that they would like some kind of payment in return, such as offerings of incense, food, or drink. If you have the ability and inclination, have some small offerings on hand. Coffee, tobacco, any foods (I find they seems to like processed foods less), and any alcohols are good. Even a glass of fresh water and/or a little incense will be good.

Once you have your intent written down, formulate your call. Here are three example calls that I would use myself.

  • “I am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking any good and helpful spirits that are willing to help a human such as myself. I wish for assistance with [guardianship/teaching/guidance/etc]. Please come to me so we may interact.”
  • “I am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking any noble and strong warrior spirits that are willing to help a human such as myself. I wish for assistance with guarding my home. In return I can offer brandy and cigars. Please come to me so we may make a deal.”
  • “I am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeking a spirit of storms and rain that are willing to help a human such as myself. I wish for rain to be brought to my region. In return I will tell others about my experience so you gain fame in the human world. Please come to me so that we may help each other.”

Quick notes:

  • For spirit work, try adopting a magical name. It does not sit well with me that someone uses their true name immediately with spirits. It’s like giving your telephone number to every stranger you meet. I use my online name, typically Briar although now it is Thicket. Magical names do not have to be permanent. Choose any name or word you like.
  • “I am calling out to the spirit world” can be replaced by any phrase or action that connects you with “the other side”. Find an action or method of connection that feels comfortable to you.
  • It is important to mention that you would like a spirit who wants to help you! It may seem self-evident, but trust me, it is not. Plenty of spirits come to my call who just want to see what’s going on, or who want a chance at the offerings at my side.

Actually calling the spirits, interacting with them, and formulating a relationship

Suppose you would like to meet any guardian or guide spirits that you may have already. Try using a call like this:

“I am [magical name]. I am calling out to the spirit world. I am seeing any guardians, guides, or helpful spirits that are attached to me. Please visit me so I may get to know you.”

Take your notebook and write down the exact call you plan on using. If you like, have some offerings on hand (this is just good form in general). Have with you any divination tools you plan on using. Also have with you the basic tools for banishment.

Sit in a quiet place. Make your environment as witchy as possible to get you in the right mindset. Candles and incense work great if you have them, otherwise try atmospheric music. Do whatever it takes to make you feel like you are connected to the “other” world. Try praying for protection or wearing protection amulets that you may have.

When you are ready, read your call. Read it out loud or mentally, it doesn’t matter; nothing on this plane of existence will hear it anyway.

At this point one of two things will happen: a spirit will visit you, or it will not.

If a spirit does not appear within a few moments, read your call again. Repeat this for three calls total, then try again the next day or the next week. If necessary, do divination to discover why spirits did not want to appear for you. Is it possible the spirit you called for does not exist? Try a different call (more will be listed below) for practice. Is it possible you just do not know how to detect a spirit if it does appear? If nothing seems to be working after a week or so of trying, send me a message. Please send me the exact calls you used.

Remember that spirits are not physical. It is extremely uncommon that a person will see a spirit with their two eyes. A being isn’t just going to appear three dimensionally in your bedroom. Most likely, that being will appear within your imagination. The imagination is an extremely powerful magical tool and should not be ignored because it is “make believe”. If you call an air elemental you may imagine a whirlwind, a bird, a cloud, or anything else that is ‘airy’ in nature, for example.

When your imagination suddenly changes with an image of something, mentally or verbally greet it. Try, “Hello, you may call me [magical name]. Are you replying to my call?”

Understanding what a spirit is communicating to you is tricky. If only they spoke plain English! Look for any sign that the spirit has responded. The image of the spirit may seem to move closer to you, or further away. It may appear to be happy, sad, or upset. You may suddenly get empathetic feelings of agreement or disagreement. You may actually hear, feel, or think words. It is your job to interpret what the spirit is trying to communicate with you. If you like, ask the spirit to influence your divinatory tools so you can communicate through those.

Avoid repeating questions. They do not seem to like it. Ask once, and if you can’t interpret, apologize and ask another question instead.

If absolutely nothing seems to happen, take it as a sign that the spirit did not respond to you. In this situation, if the spirit does not respond, say, “if you are not here to answer my call and assist me, please leave. Thank you for your time.” There is no need to be hostile or rude, just send them away. If they refuse to leave, it is time to banish.

If something does happen, for example if you sense a feeling of agreement or the image seems to nod at you, take this as an affirmative that the spirit is here to answer your call. Continue with your line of questioning. Try these questions:

  • “What may I call you?” (Do not ask for their name directly, I have never had good results when I do).
  • “Are you [the spirit I asked for]?”
  • “Would you like to continue communicating this way?”
  • “What is your role in my life?”

If you are here to make a deal and get it over with, don’t drag out the small talk. “Are you the spirit I called for? Will you protect my house for some brandy? Awesome, I’ll pay you once a week and we’ll revisit the contract in a month.”

If you are there to make a lasting connection, speak for as long as you like or until the spirit appears to become restless or bored.

When the spirit departs, or when you ask it to depart, the mental image of them should leave their mind. Carefully distinguish between having that spirit actively within your imagination, and memories of the spirit within your imagination.

After this first meeting, you can call the same spirit by the name they gave you. Try, “the spirit that gave me the name [spirit’s name] on the date [the date you first met the spirit], please come to me so we may speak.”

Banishment

I don’t have the time or inclination to include full banishing rituals in this small guide. Simply google “how to banish a spirit” or ask a friendly Tumblurian to help :)

Detecting fakes

Alright, so here’s what you gotta do. Just pay attention. If something feels disturbing, wrong, or scary, DO NOT IGNORE THOSE FEELINGS. Fear is an instinct that exists to keep us safe. It is not you being a scaredy cat. It is not you being silly, nervous, or having stage fright. Ask the spirit to leave immediately and do a quick cleansing on your space.

Think about what you asked for and judge a spirit by those standards. An air spirit is not going to take the form of a boulder. A rain spirit is not going to take the form of a candle flame.

If something sounds too good to be true, it is. If a spirit is telling you that you are the chosen one, that you need it to be powerful, etc., you are going to be dinner. Send it away.

Practice calls

I would consider these calls to be relatively safe and good just to get a little experience in. Ask these spirits to come visit you for a short time, then bid them farewell. There is no need to get a name from them unless you really want to call them back. The offerings are just suggestions, to give you some ideas.

  • “I am seeking rabbit or hare spirits that wish to visit me in exchange for some fresh lettuce.”
  • “I desire to contact any spirits of flowers who are nearby, so I may appreciate your beauty.” (Remember to give the flowers many compliments in exchange for their time)
  • “I would like to visit with a good and benevolent water spirit who will teach me about healing.”
  • “I am seeking a dog spirit who would like a nice treat in exchange for his time.”
  • “I wish to speak with a bird spirit, who can show me what the world looks like from the sky. In exchange I can offer bird seed.”
  • “I wish to contact a spirit of beauty who can help teach me magics for clearer skin. In exchange I can give you three dried roses.”
  • “I would like to call upon the spirit of clutter that lives in my home, so that we may make a deal for you to leave my property.”
  • “I would like to call upon the ghost of [my deceased pet*****] so we may visit and share good times.”
  • “I desire to contact any good and benevolent spirits who are directly involved in my life, so we may speak and get to know each other.”
  • “I desire to contact any spirits who wish harm against me, so I may make amends and heal our relationship.”
  • “I am seeking a spirit of hard work to bless me in my future endeavors, in exchange for a small shrine built in your honor.”

*****DO NOT call human relatives to you at this point. It is way too easy for a demon or spook to pretend to be a human relative. It is okay if human spirits come to you in general, but it is a suckerpunch to the gut to realize that your beloved departed is really an evil spirit in disguise. Stick with animal friends for now.

Calling gods and other such beings

This method will work to call gods as well. Be very careful of petty spirits that pretend to be gods. Judge each being by its folklore and what you know about them.

What to do with offerings?

For any offering, set it aside and watch the spirit enjoy it. When the spirit is done, dispose of the offerings just as you would clear a plate from the guest table.

Pour any liquids on to the ground or down the drain. Bury or compost foods, or dispose of them in the trash. Simply allow incense to burn and throw away the ashes.

Casting circles for different countries

The traditional associations of casting circles are pretty simple: call the spirits of the elements at each of the cardinal directions, invoke whatever deity or deities with whom you work, “brush” or push the negative forces out from within the circle to without it, and then seal it with your own magick and Will. 

The problem is, though, that this was created by people living in the United Kingdom, and as such it was created with the UK’s cardinal directions in mind. These are not always appropriate for where you live, though! Traditionally, you would invoke

Earth in the East
Fire in the South
Water in the West
Air in the North

But here in Australia that makes no sense. In Britain, the further south (towards the equator) you move, the hotter it gets… but in Australia you move NORTH to approach the equator. Fire spirits would be found more towards the North of Australia where the heat is greater and the days are more equal.

In Britain, with the Arctic to the North, Air is placed in the far North as Air spirits love the cold and winds of tundra plains. However, being a Southern hemisphere country, Australia’s cold region is the Antarctic to the South, and so it makes more sense to listen to the Air spirits there, where you’ll actually find them. 

Here on the East Coast of Australia the beautiful Great Dividing Range - a vast mountain range that stretches for thousands of miles and divides our beautiful nation in twain - and the bulk of the Australian continent stretch out towards the West. Meanwhile, to our East, the south Pacific ocean flows with vast Ocean spirits that bring cyclones and thunderstorms to our fair continent. So it makes sense to not place Earth in the East like in the UK (where Europe is all eastwards) but instead in the West, and likewise place Water in the East where the largest ocean on Earth sits, placidly, waiting to devour us all.

But, of course, this is not the same for all! Japan might choose to have the Air of Hokkaido and the Arctic in the North, equatorial Fire in the South, Pacific Water in the East, and Asian Earth in the West; Kenya might have Fire in the East to represent the great Sahara Desert, Water in the West, Earth in the North and Air in the South. The world s full of diversity, and adhering rigidly to the rules of a bunch of 1920s British Wiccans who’d barely even left England in their entire lives and had never seen a non-white person probably isn’t the best idea in our modern world of inexpensive plane tickets and cultural diversity. 


Live on, my bright Wiccans and Witches of the wider world, and let the Spirits of your own lands guide you!


– Juniper Wildwalk, Wiccan of the World

jesteremily  asked:

what was the lullaby their mom/dad/grandparents sung to them? Sorry Krista (my dad used to sing 97 Bonnie and Clyde by Eminim)

Mikasa: The Japanese national anthem
Reiner: Hotline Bling - Drake
Bertholdt: Where Is My Mind - Pixies
Annie: Wonderwall - Oasis
Eren: Chop Suey! - System Of  A Down
Jean: Royals - Lorde
Marco: Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles
Sasha: McDonald’s Rap
Connie: Take On Me - A-Ha
Historia: Joke’s on you, the drunk townfolk would sing Historia to sleep!
Armin: Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Ymir: Hellfire - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Levi: Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
Hanji: Cheap Thrills - Sia
Erwin: Radio Active - Imagine Dragons
Nanaba: Mockinbird - Eminem
Mike: Teddypicker - Arctic Monkeys
Moblit: Rubber Johnny - Aphex Twin

Gabi: Video killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
Falco: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Colt: Born To Die - Lana Del Rey
Zophie: Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s
Peak: In the End - Linkin Park
Galliard: California Girls - Katy Perry
Udo: Stressed Out - 21Pilots

Best good night songs ever!

An Awakening

One day I will write you letters
gathering enough words
to call you a woman

Don’t listen to the gossip
they are thorns of jealous minds

So intoxicating is your light
young girl, my girl, my daughter

You are enlivened now
with the spirit of design

Plain enough to see
by the swirling clothes around your hips

And I in truth, can no longer see
where the young girls ends
and a woman comes to be



“And it was there - under the darkened skies and beside ghosts of old, that our forefathers witnessed the dawn of wisdom.” - Orator Tial

Today I’m sharing the first part of the lore of Mythaura. This will give you the brief overview of recorded history of the “Aura” - the magic of this world as it were, and origins of the beasts. There will be more sections of lore to come, each featuring an important event leading up to present day of the game.

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cbr.com
7 Reasons Tom Holland’s Spider-Man MUST DIE (And 8 Reasons He Won’t)
Spider-Man is one of the most successful, interesting and awesome characters on-screen today. And that is exactly why he should die.

I’m struggling to remember an article by CBR which has been worse than this one. 

Let’s go through this point by point.

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Some concept art for two new Oc’s for a comic.

An original First Nations Plains Cree adventure/romance comic. Focuses on Plains Cree stories,culture and spirituality.

Ehsokeymot Atchakus (right) is a two spirit Medicine man, who is chosen to accompany the mysterious traveling warrior, Enkoodabaoo (left, on his quest to find the powerful coyote spirit.

(They look pale af, but I swear to the creator they are some brown boyz)

More art and info to come!

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Date A Live is a series about a cast of girls called spirits that originate from a different dimension and have to be sealed to prevent damage to the world. How do you seal a spirit? Make them fall in love with the protagonist and kiss him.

It sounds ridiculous, it frankly is ridiculous, but does it work? I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but yes, it does. The largest reason might be the use of dating sim scenarios as a continual comedic element. From the initial introduction of a game being his training, to the generation of the stereotypical three options during Shido’s dates that the people back at command vote on, it’s uncomfortable to watch at first, but the joke of it grows on you. The whole idea, that dating girls, wait, spirits will save the world is plain ludicrous.

Moving beyond that point, the series first season was an alright mix of fan service, romance, humor, and some serious scenes. The characters seem a predictable bunch. plenty attractive females (this is a quasi-dating sim), and plenty of mildly perverse people at HQ.

Recommended? Eh, it isn’t a series for everyone. If you want to check it out, you need to be comfortable with the basic dating simulator setup - multiple girls, going out with one male, and that male being rather unremarkable. It’s an alright series from that standpoint, though the dating to save the world premise may take awhile to grow on you.

Ley-Lines, Cross Roads, & the Urban Witch

Ley-Lines, known to some as ‘Fairy-Paths,’ are straight tracks etched across ancient landscapes, whose power – while somewhat dormant in many places – can still be tapped into today. These lines of energy, created by the footsteps of thousands of people for thousands of years, are aligned with countless sacred sites, such as stone circles, churches, burial mounds and the like.

The origin of the term Ley-Line refers to the ancient straight tracks that run across parts of the UK – often marked by megaliths and even Roman roads – but the theory of ancient geographical lines or grids of energy is not at all exclusive to the UK; many cultures across the globe have stories of powerful, geographical lines of significance, often going hand-in-hand with tales of Creation and even of ghosts and the Fae.

Many theories as to the origin of such lines exist, for instance in many tribes across Australia, the ‘song lines’ (as they are known here) were formed during the Creation Story. In Britain it is believed that they are merely powerful tracks created by the thousands of people who have passed over them in order to get to and from sacred sites. Each culture has its own understanding which fits their spiritual perception of the land.

The ‘crossroads’ – points at which two or more Leys meet – are seen as places of incredible power, and are often marked (in the UK) with groves of hawthorn or pine. If you were to find yourself at a Ley-Line crossroad, you may perceive a sudden rush of energy, an excitement of the senses, or even ghostly figures or voices. These are locations where the Veil is thinnest, and as such it is not uncommon for these areas to be marked with unusual natural formations, such as weirdly twisted or knotted trees, strange shapes or faces in the fields and hills, and even sightings of strange and extinct beasts.

There are infinite possibilities for magick when it comes to working with Ley-Lines, including boosting your spells and rituals, supplying an abundance of energy for you to use in healing/empowering/charging/cursing, creating a medium in which you can become closer to the earth and its energies, etc. …But where does the Urban Magickian come into all of this? What of those witches and the like who don’t have the privilege of living near stone circles, centuries-old churches or ancient burial mounds? Well, you’re in luck! Because Ley-Lines are not exclusive to ancient landscapes; it is said that the mere treading of a path by enough people can create a line of power, and as such, train tracks, highways, busy intersections and that old underground bar with the sigils on the bathroom wall can all be places of power. Get creative.

There are many ways to locate Ley-Lines, but by far the easiest is to utilise a map and either a pendulum or just plain old intuition:

• Begin by finding a good, detailed map of your area. Print it out and, with pen or pencil, mark out all the important sites, such as churches and graveyards. If your township is relatively newly developed, these sites will probably not be built on geographical Leys, but they will likely be markings on what i have termed ‘Urban Leys,’ or ‘Urban Ley-Lines;’ grids or paths of power created, as stated above, by the treading of man and beast, and you may also have a hand in creating and strengthening these lines as you cast magick along them in your travels.
Some places you may wish to mark on your map, alongside those where you feel the Veil is thinnest, include:
- Groves of old trees
- Entrancing hills or plains
- Fairy rings
- Old beaten tracks through the woods
- Ghost hot-spots
- Or the field with that one goat you swear can read your mind… 🐐👀

(If you don’t know your area all that well, you may need to do some intuitive surveying of the land/city).

• On your map, find a site that feels intuitively promising, you may wish to choose the city cemetery, a misty grove of pines, an old tree that’s grown in a warped or strange formation, or any other place you feel has an intense liminal energy, (there was a post going around claiming that the inside of any Target is a liminal space, so why not start there?).

• Once you’ve located your starting place, go there with a pendulum or any other method you use to sense energy (or whatever magickal paradigm you work with, ‘energy’ being the most common one). If you’re using a pendulum, stand still at your chosen site and let your pendulum reveal to you which direction the Urban-Ley flows, (if indeed you have found one). if not using a pendulum, intuit the direction in whichever way works for you.

• Follow the newly discovered path! Let your feet and your intuition (or pendulum) guide you along the way. You may find you stumble upon old or liminal buildings, trees, bodies of water or other such features that you didn’t even know existed! Just remember, Leys flow in straight lines, so try to draw it up like grids or unbending paths on your map, otherwise it’ll become one big squiggly mess. I also suggest that you keep your maps folded up in your grimoire or magickal journal, for easy access while on the go.

A few more things to keep in mind:

- In some cultures, for instance the Australian Aboriginals, certain Lines will only flow in one direction, and it is seen as sacrilege to walk them in the opposite direction to which they flow (A good example of this is Uluru, in which the story-line runs down the rock face. This is why it was incredibly distressing for the Australian Aboriginals of the Northern Territory when white people started climbing up the rock). So it might be worth keeping that in mind while treading these paths. I would recommend also doing some research into the cultures who have lived in your area since before white people settled there, to ensure – if you do stumble upon an ancient Ley – that you’re not appropriating anyone else’s culture.

- If you find a certain Ley-Line crossroad that you feel is particularly powerful, and you’d like to use it in your Craft, you could take a leaf out of the Celts’ book and build a structure there with which to tap into, or channel, the Ley energy. Think of it like acupuncture, but instead of needles you could build little mini stone circles, hang wind chimes or amulets from trees, carve sigils into trees or fences, hammer a consecrated stake into the earth, etc. As i said before, get creative!

- In Ireland (where the Leys are known as ‘Fairy Paths’), it is believed that fairies maintain the upkeep of these tracks, and on certain days of the year, such as May Eve or Hallowe’en, they use them to navigate to and from their celebrations. As such, it is strongly advised that you avoid fairy paths on these days, lest you fall prey to these tricky creatures. If your practice incorporates fairies, you may want to keep that in mind!

- As Ley-Lines are sources of a seemingly infinite amount of living energy (yes, living, as they find their source in the earth, which is very much alive) it is not uncommon to find spirits using this abundance of energy to support their form on the physical plain. So if you’re easily spooked, best to tread these paths in the daylight. :p

  All in all, i hope this inspires many a witch to go out and discover the Urban-Leys in their area, and to find yet another avenue in which to explore their own power and that of the earth’s.

- Brigitte

anonymous asked:

I know it's probably old hat by now but I still think it's fun to talk about Nighteye's choice of a sessesor for All Might (MIRIO) vs the one TOSHI found (by fate/chance) and connected with. And like what (in a narrative standpoint) make Izuku deserving of his luck and powers (while Mirio ultimately (maybe in personal opinion) wouldn't have made the cut)

Don’t worry Anon, is there such a thing as a topic old enough so it doesn’t deserve to be talked about? I don’t think so. I also find this opposition between Izuku and Mirio, and Toshinori and Nighteye very interesting. I guess it’s kinda obvious, but Nighteye choose someone who looked like All Might overall, trying to recreate an All Might 2.0 with Mirio. From his appearance to his outgoing personality and charisma, Mirio really looks like All Might. But was it the right choice for him to be the successor of One for All? Did this world really needed just an All Might 2.0? When you compare Nana and Toshinori, both One for All users, they were nothing alike… Apart from their heroic nature. 

Toshinori choose Izuku because of his heroic nature, because he witnessed Izuku, a shy and quirkless boy, jumping in a dangerous situation without a second thought when he realized Bakugou was in danger, even after he told him it was better for him to abandon his dream of becoming a hero. A dangerous situation even pros were hesitating over. And countless times after that, Izuku demonstrated his heroic spirit contrasting with his plain and ‘weak’ appearance by lending a helping hand to absolutely everybody, from someone he was fighting during a sports festival to someone he had barely met. The difference of reactions from Mirio and Izuku in front of Eri illustrates, in my opinion, a fundamental point about that heroic spirit ; the urge to save and butt in others’ issues without a second thought no matter how you’ll do that. So as similar as he is in appearance to All Might, there’s something Mirio doesn’t have Izuku and Toshinori have. We still didn’t see that much about Mirio, and as much of a funny extrovert he is, I don’t feel the same kindness coming from him. He’s gonna be a great hero who saves people for sure, he’s an hardworking guy who went through a lot with a scary quirk, but he’s not gentle and reassuring as Toshinori and Izuku are. So while Nighteye choose him thinking he’d make a great All Might 2.0, Toshinori choose Izuku as a successor of One for All, and not as a replica of himself. Gran Torino said so as well. That Izuku was nothing alike Toshinori, but looked like him so much from his heroic nature. 

And that’s where Nighteye, who idolized All Might, kinda went wrong. Nighteye found Mirio after his break up with All Might and after seeing his tragic fate, so given how much he admired All Might, I don’t think it would be presumptuous of me to say that he tried to compensate his loss with someone who reminded him of All Might. I wonder if Mirio realized that as well, because it’s kinda sad when you think about it. Apart from that, I truly think Toshinori’s relationship with Mirio would have been kinda awkward. Mirio is already a third year, he’s about to enter pro-heroes world, he’s part of the Big Three and was surrounded since his childhood. He’s someone who definitely fits in society, so he’s closer to the definition of ‘The boy who had everything’ Todoroki was given too, when Izuku had nothing but his convictions to begin with; that’s what exactly inspired Toshinori. So I wonder if Toshinori could have related to Mirio, could have been moved and inspired by him as he was by Izuku. Because Mirio already had everything, and even if he’s supportive and close to Amajiki, we never really saw him interact kindly with others (he actually gave a good beating to class 1-A after they met). Izuku is naturally gentle with people around him, naturally reach out to anyone who needs help and looks straight through people. I don’t know if we could say the same about Mirio, who puts up a lot of appearances and incarnates that loud and confident hero persona every time so you can’t really know what he’s actually thinking and feeling. He did felt really guilty when he learned what Overhaul was up to with Eri but we never saw him on hero duty or in a pinch where he would revealed himself so far like Amajiki, so I’m still not sure what to think precisely of this character for now.