In a superhuman society where almost 80% of the population has a supernatural ability or power called Alter, the dream of being a hero in my hero academia has become a goal for many. However, his society failed to adapt to the multitude of Quirks and how the offspring of two individuals would result in new powers. As a result, being a hero became more of a show to see who had the strongest Quirk rather than the ability to help people.
MHAHero society became a hierarchical system where those who weren’t lucky enough to get a decent Quirk were doomed. Here’s how this concept made the world a breeding ground for creating villains who would one day revolt.
My Hero Academia’s quirks are down to genetics
After the first baby born with a Quirk arrived long ago, other individuals manifested unique abilities. The origin of their appearance is unknown, but it caused chaos within the society because there were no rules constraining the use of these Quirks. As a result, heroes have become those who maintain order and peace as each passing generation produces new heroes and new Quirks.
oddities in my hero academia are inherently genetic. The offspring of two individuals with Quirks will inherit from either the mother or the father, or develop a combination of the two. In some abnormal cases, a child may be born with no Quirks or have a mutation that results in an ability that neither parent possesses. two cases inside MHA where the child developed a Quirk different from their genetic lineage are Eri’s Rewind and Shigaraki Tomura’s Decay. Midoriya Izuku’s parents both had Quirks, but he ended up becoming Quirkless.
To produce strong offspring, some people arranged Quirk marriages and chose their mate solely on the type of Quirk they possessed. An example of this is the Pro Hero Endeavour. His son Shoto was the only one of his four children to inherit his Hellfire Quirk and his wife’s Ice-type Quirk. The result of their marriage produced Shoto’s Half Hot/Half Cold Quirk.
Any weirdness is dangerous if society deems it so
my hero academiaQuirks fall into three categories: Emitter, Transformation, and Mutant. Since the manifestation of Quirk is due to genetics, the type the person inherits depends on their parents. Dr. Garaki’s theory of Quirk Singularity suggests that Quirks will continue to evolve with each new generation. According to him, as Quirks become more complex, they become more powerful and harder for the user to wield. As a result, over time, the Quirks will no longer be controllable and will become a danger to society.
As seen in the story so far, those who couldn’t use their Quirk were considered dangerous and outcasts. Eri rewound her father before she was born and her mother abandoned her. When Shigaraki accidentally killed his family due to his inability to control his Quirk, he was left alone and no one offered to help him. Since neither could wield their Quirks properly, they were considered dangerous. However, any powerful Quirk can do harm depending on who uses it. Hero society simply overlooks “dangerous” Quirks as long as the hero is valued.
Good quirks can fall into the wrong hands
All the oddities in my hero academia have the potential to cause harm. Depending on an individual’s sense of justice and morality, they can choose to use their power to help people or cause destruction. Pro Hero Thirteen explained during USJ training that her Quirk, the Black Hole, can do more damage than good, but she uses it to save people rather than hurt them. Other examples of Quirks that can harm are Bakugo’s Explosion, Midoriya’s One For All, and Eri’s Rewind.
The guidance an individual receives affects how they perceive the world and determines how they choose to live in it. The majority of children develop their quirks by the age of four. During this time, teachers and parents give children instructions on how to control their new abilities. If they continue in a hero school such as UA, they can receive additional guidance on using their Quirks to their full potential.
Children are very impressionable at a young age. The help – or lack of – they receive shapes who they are. Ostracized or abandoned children may hate the world as much as someone who has lived a privileged life. Shigaraki and Midoriya are excellent examples of this parallel. They were kids who wanted to be heroes but because of their quirks (or lack thereof), they were shunned by those around them. However, the help provided by their mentors led them down radically different paths. Ever since All for One saved Shigaraki instead of All Might, his future has taken him down a path of evil. The same could have happened to Midoriya if the situation had changed.
Stain was right that some heroes are fake
my hero academiaThe “Hero-Killer” arc saw Midoriya and his friends face off against the Hero-Killer Stain. Stain thought the world should be rid of heroes because most of them were fakes. He said most didn’t actually want to help people, but wanted the fame and fortune that came with popularity. His ideology inspired many villains who believed hero society was flawed, causing the crime rate to rise.
Some heroes truly fit into Stain’s narrative. Endeavor was striving to be the number one hero and wanted to create an offspring strong enough to surpass All Might. His ambitions led him to focus more on overcoming All Might rather than acting like a hero people looked up to. He was cold with his fans and even with his own family, while his authoritarian ambitions caused his wife to crack and Toya to “die”.
MHA’s Hero Society is a popularity contest
Japan’s annual Hero Billboard Chart further proves Stain’s claim that the hero industry is a popularity contest. From episode 87 of the MHA anime, the top three heroes are Endeavour, Hawks, and Best Jeanist. The Wild, Wild Pussycats dropped from 32nd to 411th despite being well-known rescue heroes. Mt. Lady placed 23rd even though her Quirk destroys her surroundings unless she has enough space. Fatgum placed 58th, but he proved to be a capable and sincere mentor to Amajiki and Kirishima.
The Hero Billboard Chart rates heroes based on their popularity and strength, rather than their contribution to society. When Ryukyu received her tenth place, she attempted to deny her ranking as she felt like she hadn’t done the work to deserve such an honor. Heroes focus more on being the best rather than helping others. Those who strive to make a difference tend to go unnoticed and not receive the praise they deserve. Aizawa Shota is a perfect example. He takes in Eri and strives to educate the next generation of heroes – but since he’s not on the battlefield, his hard work goes unnoticed.
my hero academiaThe world of hasn’t fully adapted to Quirks’ appearance. Its heroes did not prepare to deal with the consequences of Quirk’s evolution, and as a result, they were unable to provide proper guidance to people with dangerous Quirks. This flaw has opened a door for the birth of villains and individuals seeking change.