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From: Hashimoto Yuki <hashiy@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Fwd: Information about Intelligence Analysis

Awata-san! Look at this cutie!! I figured that you'd be the best to deal with this! The kid seems really sweet and I don't wanna inflict the boss on him.

Yuki

Forwarded message:
To whom it may concern,

Hi, my name is Midoriya Izuku, and I'm a student at Orudera Middle School. According to my research, Nighteye Agency is one of a handful of major centers of intelligence analysis and covert operations in the greater Tokyo arena, and employs the most intelligence analysts of any hero agency (if you don’t count the Inter-Agency Consortium of Underground Crimefighters, IACUC, as an agency). It's also the only case of a non-underground hero both running an agency and working in analysis!

Anyway, I was hoping that if one of your analysts had some time, they might be able to meet with me? I really want to go into analysis, but it's an “invisible” job and there's little to no reputable information about the training and education needed to succeed in the field. I understand that this is a long shot! Please also let them know that I'd be willing to pay for lunch!

Thank you for your time!
Midoriya Izuku




From: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Analysis for Review
Sir,

Please take a look at the attached file and tell me what you think.

Awata Kaoruko

- How many UA graduates does it take to change a lightbulb?


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Analysis for Review
Awata-kun,

A solid analysis of the situation. There was more attention paid to quirks than I'd expect in this sort of report, and the divergence into speculations about the possible improvement and creative uses of the quirks in question was unnecessary (although well done). The organization was shoddy, and seemed to be stream-of-consciousness in some parts.
However, the connections drawn between this simple robbery and more high profile cases in the area was inspired. The analyst brought up possible motives and long-term implications that none of those assigned to the case had considered. A few of their speculations are absolute garbage, but that seems to be due to a lack of crucial information rather than stupidity. I’ve even decided to look more into the gang connections they highlighted - it seems like a promising line of research.

Where did you find this analyst?

Sir Nighteye

- I don’t know. How many?


From: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Analysis for Review
Sir,

He’s a 13 year old boy who wanted to know about the profession. He showed me some analysis he’d done of local incidents, and a couple of them caught my eye.

Is there any way we can take on another intern?

Awata Kaoruko

- One. They hold the lightbulb, and the world revolves around them.


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Analysis for Review

That’s not a good joke.

Sir Nighteye

- That goes for both of them.


From: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Analysis for Review
Sir,

It’s not a joke. Please, just meet with him - one lunch meeting, less than an hour. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Awata Kaoruko



From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Midoriya Izuku <smallmight101@gmail.com>
Subject: Forms for Internship
Midoriya-kun,

As discussed, attached are the forms for your internship, to be filled out by you and your guardian. Since you’re not yet in high school, we have to use the liability forms commonly used for legacy children. They’re usually just a formality - the children intern at a family agency, and it’s assumed that members of the agency will be conscientious about preventing any injury done to the child and in the case that the worst occurs, that no lawsuit will be filed against the agency. Because we cannot rely on this familial relationship, I have added clauses that state the above assumptions explicitly. If anything is concerning to you or your guardian, please contact me and my legal team.

I look forward to working with you, Midoriya-kun.

Sir Nighteye



Official Intelligence Brief - CONFIDENTIAL - 808-11-97A-4145C

Event 4145C - Musutafu, Shizouka Prefecture, Japan

Analyst: Midoriya Izuku (Support ID: 9093341) With additions by Sir Nighteye (Hero ID: 8082956). Midoriya-kun was involved in the incident. We’re trying to teach him caution. This is likely a losing battle.

Time: May 3, 2178, 3:42-3:45pm, 19 minutes following Event 4145B and 28 minutes following Event 4145A. As is standard in Nighteye Agency operating procedure, Midoriya-kun was subject to traumatic experiences during Event 4145B, and thus is not the primary analyst for that event.

Type of Incident: Single villain aggravated assault following petty robbery (see Event 4145A).

Individuals involved: Mizusawa Fumio, Bakugou Katsuki, Midoriya Izuku (SID: 9093341)

Heroes assisting in Villain Apprehension: All-Might (HID: 4542298)

Heroes assisting in Rescue and Containment: Kamui Woods (HID: 6690187), Death Arms (HID: 300211), Backdraft (HID: 4947222), Armament (HID: 4443165)

Heroes assisting in Information and Covert Operations: None. Midoriya Izuku (SID: 9093341) - Yes, you do count.

Overview of Situation: Mizusawa Fumio, fleeing from capture by All-Might after assaulting Midoriya Izuku (Event 4145B) and robbing Yokohama’s Convenience Store (Event 4145A), assaulted Bakugou Katsuki. Mizusawa’s quirk (Living Slime) is a mutation type, and allows him to fit inside a corpse and control it as his own body. Technically, this is speculation, but it’s a solid deduction (and Midoriya-kun’s intuitions about quirks are rarely wrong). Mizusawa attempted to drown Bakugou and take his body in order to evade authorities. Bakugou has an explosion quirk (registered as Explosion) - his sweat is nitroglycerin and he can ignite it. He attempted to escape by exploding the villain, but for obvious reasons, this didn’t work. Fires resulting from this altercation damaged nearby buildings (see Damage Report 4145C).

The situation was resolved when All-Might intervened and scattered the villain with a high-velocity punch. Bakugou Katsuki and Midoriya Izuku were treated by paramedics, but no hospitalization was required for either. This skips over the entirety of Midoriya Izuku’s involvement. Some of it has to be redacted for confidentiality purposes, but in summary: the problem child told the attendant heroes that the villain’s weakness was the solidity of his eyes and mouth. He outlined a solid plan that would have contained both the raging fire and the rampaging villain with minimal risk to all participants. As Bakugou suffocated to death, the heroes did nothing with this information and discounted Midoriya-kun’s suggestions because of his age and ruffled appearance (see Event 4145B for why he may have appeared dirty and distraught). Midoriya-kun felt compelled to intervene himself, attacking the villain’s eyes to give Bakugou a chance to breathe and attempting to calm down Bakugou long enough for other heroes to navigate the fire. He was unsuccessful with his second objective.

Had All-Might not apprehended the villain soon after, we may have had two casualties logged in this incident report. I am aware that few heroes from Rescue and Villain Apprehension agencies would recognize my interns, but Midoriya-kun’s analysis of the situation was of the highest caliber and should not have been dismissed out of hand. Midoriya-kun has been officially reprimanded for his reckless behavior, but if I had my way, every hero involved would have been officially reprimanded. I am distributing his photo and status to all agencies in Musutafu and surrounding areas.

This cannot happen again.




From: All Might <allmight@mighty.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Reaching out
Sir Nighteye,

I hope I have the right email. I got it from an intern of yours, Midoriya-kun? From what I’ve seen of him, he’s a smart one. You always did have an intuition for these things.

He asked me why I wasn’t… well, why I was avoiding you, I guess. And I thought about it, and I didn’t have a satisfactory answer for him. I suppose I’m still a little angry at you, and a little hurt, but most of all, I think I was scared. I don’t like to think about what we argued about - especially as it becomes clearer to me that you were right all along. I’m sorry for what I said to you. It was ugly, and you didn’t deserve that.

I’m tired, Osamu, and I’m sorry. You don’t have to feel obligated to reply - I just wanted to reach out and apologize.

Yagi Toshinori

- Also, Midoriya-kun knows about the incident from five years ago. It was an accident, but you should be aware.


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: All Might <allmight@mighty.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Reaching Out
Toshinori, you idiot,

I forgive you. I said some hurtful things as well. The fault lies with both of us, I believe. The best recompense, in my opinion, would be for both of us to move on from this. I must admit, I have missed talking to you. It’s been a long four years.

And of course this is a result of Midoriya-kun’s meddling. That boy doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone. He’s a problem child, Toshi - utterly brilliant, keen deductive skills, an advanced level of empathy, and more recklessness than sense. He gives me a heart attack at least once every month.

We fought, Toshi, and I still refuse to watch you die, but I didn’t mean that you had to stop relying on me. If you’re tired, let me take some of the burden. Do you need assistance with public relations? Investigation and Covert Ops? Do you want me to help you find a successor? Anything, Toshi. Please, just ask.

Osamu

- Of course he found out. Shit, I’m going to have to loop him into the All for One case. You gave him a scrap of information - he’s going to dig until he finds the whole conspiracy. I’ll have to head him off before he bites off more than he can chew.



From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Some Preliminary Research
Sir Nighteye,

Sir, I know you said to leave the All for One case alone, but it occurred to me that I’m the only other analyst in the agency that knows about this, and you can’t have had much time to research it yourself. And I had some free time, so I started looking through old news articles, internet forum gossip, and certain classes of incident reports because I thought that if my hypothesis was right, I’d find something.

I did. I’m sorry that I researched this when you explicitly told me not to, but Sir, I found something. Please, just take a look, and if you want to fire me, I completely understand.

Midoriya Izuku

- What is old, dangerous, and leaves a paper trail a mile wide?


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Some Preliminary Research
Midoriya-kun,

I should fire you, you infuriating child. If I thought that would curb your self-destructive tendencies, I would.

But this is also the biggest break we’ve ever had. You’re right - because of the secrecy of this situation, we don’t have the manpower necessary to pursue All for One’s operations. I’ll allow you to continue, but Midoriya - I mean this very seriously - if you do anything more than research possible leads from one of our encrypted terminals at the agency, I will take you off the case and any others until you graduate high school. Do not test me on this. If you need to do field research, you will express that need to me, and I will outsource it to one of the underground heroes in IACUC. Do not tell anyone else about the details of this case, although you can still ask Bubble Girl and Centipeder for assistance as long as you don’t divulge the secret of All for One.

Good work, Midoriya-kun. Don’t make a habit of it.

Sir Nighteye

- I don’t know. What?


From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Some Preliminary Research
Sir,

Thank you so much!! I promise I won’t let you down. Thank you!

Midoriya Izuku

- A paper mill on the run!



An excerpt from “Unsolved Mysteries, Vol. 2” by Midoriya Izuku

  • Mizushima Katsu - Quirk: Self-Regulate (Could control his own metabolism/cell growth/etc.) Subject of quirk studies - Hashimoto et al. 2151, Liu et al. 2156. Died from cancer in 2161. (How could he die from cancer considering his quirk?)
  • Nakahara Gorou - Quirk: Void Cheek (A portal to an infinite void was located in the inside of his left cheek). Quirk manifested when he was 14 and was unlike his mother’s quirk (father was quirkless). Started with petty crime around this time, graduated to felonies after high school. Killed after a string of high-profile bank heists - likely by another member of his gang (Brief 271-28-00-2199K). Money was never found, and neither was the team. Two weeks later, three bodies were fished out of a nearby river (Police Case #55509192). This was not connected to the bank heists, but a careful examination of the ME report confirms that they were all the right heights and body shapes to be the other three criminals. One of the corpses had a strange configuration in their vocal cords and their inner ear which would be consistent with the sound quirk observed at the bank heists. Additionally, all three displayed an extra toe joint. The cause of death was unknown - there were no wounds and tox screens came back negative. (Where did the money go? Why are they all dead? If they are the bank robbers - did someone give them a quirk?)
  • Minami Megumi - Quirk: Elephant (Perfect memory and recall). She was missing from work for a week. When they checked her apartment, they found it covered with the words “I can’t remember” repeated over and over. All the walls, furniture, papers, etc. were covered with it. The knife she used to slit her wrists was found beside her. It was ruled a suicide (Police Case #10274407). One note deviated from it - “Remember him. Remember him. Him. Him. Him.” (Him. Him?)





From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Nedzu <nedzu@UA.ed.jp>
Subject: Training for Intelligence Analyst
Nedzu-san,

You know as well as I do that most analysts fall into the profession one way or another - heroes who find they have a knack for it, police investigators who catch the attention of a hero agency, etc. - and thus I understand why UA doesn’t offer an intelligence and covert ops track. However, I have an intern who’s been working with us for a year and a half, and if his high school doesn’t encourage and foster his career in intelligence, it would be a tragedy. I’ve laid out a potential course of study integrating classes from the management, support, and hero departments. I’m aware that history and English would have to be eliminated completely from his schedule, but my intern is already fluent in English and he would be able to complete UA’s history curriculum before enrollment.

Let me know if this is a possibility.

Sir Nighteye


From: Nedzu <nedzu@UA.ed.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Training for Intelligence Analyst
Sir Nighteye,

I would be delighted to have Midoriya-kun attend UA, and I agree that his plan of study must be adapted to nurture his potential! I’ve made a few edits - just minor ones, really. Would Midoriya-kun also be able to complete the first year math curriculum by the beginning of the year?

Just to be clear, are you officially recommending Midoriya Izuku to UA?

Plus Ultra!
Nedzu


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Nedzu <nedzu@UA.ed.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Training for Intelligence Analyst
Nedzu-san,

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that you knew I was talking about Midoriya-kun. Yes, he’ll be able to complete first year math as well, but what are the independent study blocks marked on his schedule? He will be continuing his internship, but that will be outside of school hours.

Yes, I am recommending him. I’ll submit the paperwork tomorrow.

Sir Nighteye


From: Nedzu <nedzu@UA.ed.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Training for Intelligence Analyst
Sir Nighteye,

Oh, those are for independent study with me! Midoriya-kun is a promising student, and I believe that I could assist him in reaching his full potential!

I’ve received the paperwork, and I’ve decided to admit him into the management department. You recommended him for support or management, but he doesn’t have quite the engineering bent we see in most support students. Additionally, management students don’t receive any media attention, which is perfect for Midoriya-kun! We need to ensure that he remains a ghost.

Plus Ultra!
Nedzu


From: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Training for Intelligence Analyst
Sir,

Please tell me that this is an elaborate prank. Midoriya-kun is already terrifying! Yesterday, he took a glance at my case file during lunch, and then, with his mouth full of rice, pointed to the primary suspect and mumbled out: “he’s dead.” He then proceeded to pull up the week-old police case file, and sure enough, even though the body wasn’t identified and was severely decayed, it was the correct age, weight, and height, and even had a gold tooth in the right spot and had evidence of knee surgery that was consistent with the suspect’s. I asked him how he had known, and he gave me a strange look and then pulled out one of those notebooks of his. It was entitled, “Mysterious Bodies, Vol. 3” and it was filled with every police case that has appeared without a positive identification in the past month. He was like, “You don’t keep track of these?” No, I do not! Most people don’t!

The thought of a Nedzu-trained Midoriya-kun will haunt my dreams, Sir.

Awata Kaoruko

- How many underground heroes does it take to change a lightbulb?



Mirio-senpai

Mirio: Hey, I heard you’ll be joining me at UA next year! Exciting news little buddy!
Izuku: I’m what?
Mirio: Oh no
Mirio: UH ignore that
Izuku: Senpai
Mirio: OH NO I’M LOSING CELL SERVICE CHCHCHCK
Izuku: Senpai
Izuku: You have read receipts on



Police Case #093-2011-820, Tokyo Prefecture

Time: August 20, 2011 8:52pm

Victim: Shinatori Ryuusuke

Perpetrator: Unknown Assailant, Male, mid-twenties

Situation: Shinatori and the unknown man brawled in front of Lucky Parlor - a bar and gambling den, suspected Yakuza front. Shinatori was intoxicated. Both men allegedly possessed a quirk, but the nature of each is unknown. Witnesses claimed that Shinatori was a regular in the area, and boasted of a strength quirk, but he was unable to display such when later questioned by police.

Upon police arrival, Shinatori was found catatonic, muttering “He took it, he took it.” His condition did not improve, and he committed suicide in his holding cell. Witnesses’ descriptions of the other man were vague, but all reports claim that he provoked Shinatori into a fight. His quirk is unknown, but seems likely to be criminal.



From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: High School
Bubble Girl,

Is Mirio okay? He seems to be under the impression that I'm going to UA, which I certainly didn't know! Just thought I'd check in with you!

Izuku


From: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: High School

AHAHAHA. Suddenly remembered I left the stove on at home - I'll be back in a week!

Awata Kaoruko


From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Awata Kaoruko <bubblegirl@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: High School

You've never cooked in your life.

Izuku



An excerpt from “The Origins of the Heroics Industry” by Midoriya Izuku:

Everyone in Japan is at least somewhat aware of the Anti-Quirk riots that engulfed the country in the early 2000s. Although not as bloody or destabilizing as the first riots in Korea and China, the riots set the tone for quirk legislation for the rest of the century. Seeing the devastation that occurred in the rest of Asia, Japan cracked down heavily on the riots, even creating a small force of quirked individuals to control the populace and protect innocent civilians. This is popularly considered the genesis of the hero system, and is hailed as a brilliant and tolerant move by the Japanese government.

The truth, of course, is much darker and more complex than that. The force of proto-heroes were treated like criminals by both their bosses and their colleagues in the police departments. They were frequently thrown into dangerous situations with no back-up and no support items. They saved countless quirked and quirkless lives, but none of them lived past the age of 40, and it's difficult to even find a record of their legal names. Their public image was crafted to portray them as lone, self-sacrificing individuals who were trying to bring peace to the country. It can be noted that there was no talk of understanding quirked individuals or welcoming them into society - the government was just trying to turn a few quirked people into larger-than-life sensations in order to stop the violent riots.

It worked - the riots concluded more quickly and peacefully than those in other Asian countries. However, analyses of crime rates show that violence against quirked individuals was as common in Japan as in other countries. Meanwhile, recognizing the potential of the system that they had created, the Japanese government recruited quirked who possessed flashy, marketable quirks to maintain the uneasy peace. This commoditization of heroism and quirks is still felt strongly today - a handful of heroes and regular citizens speak out about it every generation, but their concerns have not translated to a broad overhaul of the entrenched system.



From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: UA High School
Sir Nighteye,

Am I going to UA high school next year? Mirio mentioned it, but every time I try to get information about it from anyone in the office, they run away from me. Mirio says I’m scary, but he can’t provide any actual evidence.

Midoriya Izuku

- What is loud, fast, and has no legs to stand on?


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: UA High School
Midoriya-kun,

I don’t know, are you? I’ve recommended you and Principal Nedzu and I have created a special intelligence and covert ops track for you, but you have to be impressive enough to secure that spot at UA. You’ll have a test on the same day that the other recommended students do, but it will be significantly more challenging. You’ll be the ultimate one deciding whether or not you attend UA.

As for the level of fear you inspire in my office, I suggest you ask Bubble Girl - if you can get anything coherent out of her on the subject.

I’ll let you know about the schedule for UA. I must say, for an intelligence agency, they let the secret slip quickly. You said MIrio was the leak?

Sir Nighteye

- I don’t know. What?


From: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: UA High School
Sir Nighteye,

Thank you so much, Sir! I promise I won’t let you down. I’ll do my best to make you proud!

Midoriya Izuku

- A snake driving a car with the radio on!


From: Sir Nighteye <sirnighteye@nighteye.or.jp>
To: Midoriya Izuku <midori@nighteye.or.jp>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: UA High School

I’m already proud, Izuku.

Sir Nighteye

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