Subject: Re: Hero Con!
Oh, that’s wonderful! I know how much you always wanted to go when you were younger - of course you can go! Here, I think I attached the right documentation? I’m not very good with this kind of thing. Have a good time, Izuku! Oh, and don’t forget to make sure you get your homework done!
Attached files: permissionslip.pdf (340 KB), parentalrelease.pdf (80 KB)
Subject: Hero Con!
Guess what! We’re not having school next week Friday because that’s Hero Con!
Here’s the permission slips. Can I go?
fanlogic reblogged TheHeroOtaku
Hey everybody! I’ll be at Hero Con this year! I’m really looking forward to my first Hero Con. I hope I’ll meet some of you there! Plus Ultra!
Is this for Real‽ This Hero Con is going to be the best! I mean, it was already going to be the best because Class 2-A is going, but now one of my favorite creators is going! Best news ever!
#hero-con, #HeroOtakuLife, #Class 2-A, #best news ever!, #I’m going, #I! Can’t! Wait!
A Defense of All Might’s Recent Actions
Ok, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about why I think it was ok that the general public didn’t know about tiny!Might. So it’s probably time to address that. I don’t know why I have to address this, since @TheHeroOtaku already did, but I will since I keep getting asked about it.
It’s not that I think what he did was necessarily right. But go back to before he was injured — he used that form as a means of being normal, something perfectly normal in heroes. Many have very public personas, but many do not, and both is fine. Heroes are not celebrities in the same way movie stars and such are. If they desire privacy, that is their right.
Now, yes, concealing an injury and continuing to fight was dangerous. But what people seem to keep forgetting is why he did it. All Might made it very clear that the reason he kept fighting wasn’t because he wanted to be the hero out of some selfish need, but because he knew his role in society as the Symbol of Peace. All of you benefited from how he protected us, emotionally and mentally, from his crisis. And he’s not the first hero to do this. I mean, granted, those heroes weren’t quite as famous and popular as All Might, but the same idea stands.
The other thing is All Might wasn’t ignoring his injury. He knew he had to be careful. Recovery Girl has gone on record to say that she and a board of other medical professionals were monitoring his health. He was fighting while heavily injured, yes, but she explicitly said that they cleared him for hero work in the short term future. In the short term future. This was never the end goal. All heroes retire. This was a means for him to continue to promote the future of heroics, which he is also doing as a teacher at UA.
We didn’t need to know because this wasn’t a spur of the moment “macho” action. It was a calculated way for him to continue to push heroics forward and to continue to hold society together as the Symbol of Peace. It was deceptive, but it was a deception that kept us safe by making the villains believe he was just as strong as ever. In truth, this is not a national risk that he didn’t make the public aware, its a national risk because the villains know he isn’t now. He was keeping us safe. Ignorance can be a method of protection too.
Us knowing now puts us in danger. That’s a legitimate reason to not tell us. Heroes can’t just disclose everything to the general public — for the same reason Underground Heroes deserve their privacy and we have to let raids be conducted secretly. All Might is still a hero and he’s still my hero. This secret doesn’t change that.
#All Might, #Symbol of Peace, #tiny!Might, #heroics ethics, #public disclosure
fanlogic reblogged CandyHeartArt
Drawing Day 128: Tiny!Might
[Image: It’s a drawing of All Might in his skinny form, wearing his Prime Hero costume loosely (with its blue and magenta cape as well as his grey knee armor hanging off him slightly). He’s smiling at the viewer, with his thumbs up in a classic All Might pose.]
Tiny!Might needs more love! He’s still a hero to me, so I drew him as one. I’m going to go see his panel at Hero Con this year!
#yes!, #tiny!Might, #All Might, #hero-con, #I’m going, #I! Can’t! Wait!
Ochaco watched Deku pace around his room. His hair was puffed up more than usual, in that way that always indicated he was stressed but his eyes gleamed with slightly manic excitement. He was muttering to himself. Ochaco picked up a few phrases, such as “cosplay”, something-“Otaku” and “All Might” but she missed the sentences he was saying. When he created a mumble storm, one of his defining traits, that was to be expected though.
“Deku!” She finally cut in, bouncing up from her seat on his bed. Iida had been with them earlier, but he had run off for a bit, so that had left them totally platonically hanging out. Totally. But she ignored that because someone had to stop the mumble storm or it would continue all night. And cute as that sounded, she was curious as to what he was planning.
After a few seconds, he responded. “Yeah?” And she has to take a few minutes to compose a response because that expression made her brain short circuit.
“What are you planning?” She asked. Probably could have less blunt, but curiosity won out.
“Something for Hero Con! It’s my first time going, so I want to make it extra special! There’s a hero I want to cosplay as, but…” he trailed off awkwardly. He looked kind of worried.
Ochaco grinned. While she wasn’t a hero otaku like Deku, she knew her fair bit about the legendary Hero Con and knew it promised to be quite the show. “But what? Let’s do it! Plus Utra style!”
Deku nodded, worry vanishing slowly. “Sure. Plus Ultra Style! Just, let me call someone first. I think I should ask for permission.” He grabbed his phone and dialed someone. Ochaco pulled out her phone to look up Hero Con for the umpteenth time. She wanted to try and give Deku some bit of privacy. Plus, she still didn’t believe she was going to Hero Con, even if she was footing the bill herself thanks to her latest work study program. Besides, one day of fun with everyone would always be worth the discounted ticket price. She couldn't not go.
She picked up bits of the conversation, something about “night” and “All Might”. She tried to ignore it, since privacy and all. Still, she could tell he probably called All Might. She couldn't guess the reason. Maybe he wants to cosplay as All Might? It would make sense. He will always be the biggest fan of All Might, retirement or not. Sure enough, a few minutes later, she heard All Might’s trademark laugh, which confirmed her suspicions. And then, before she knew it, Deku finished his conversation.
“So?” She asked. His expression made it look like whatever he had heard was good news, but she wasn’t entirely sure.
Deku grinned. “I know exactly who I’m going to cosplay as! It will even be pretty easy! Which is good because Hero Con is only two days away!” Pretty easy? So it was probably not All Might then. Right? Oh well, she’d probably find out soon enough. Especially if she helped him. Speaking of which…
“Alright! Can I help?” Ochaco asked. She may or may not have finished her homework early specifically to help Deku. But really, who could say no to him?
Deku nodded rapidly. “Sure! Er, i-if you want to that is, I know you get busy and I don’t want to be a bother and…” And suddenly he’s descending into mumbling again.
“I’d love to!” Ochaco smiled. This was going to be so much fun! She could totally spend hours alone. With Deku. Her platonic friend Deku. Right?
Open Mic EP#654 Transcript Excerpt
[PM]: Now, I know you guys are all clamoring for details on the upcoming Hero Con. Well, fear not, for I will definitely be there! Yeaah! I’m going to be holding a wicked awesome live show, so if you’re going, I hope to see you there! And, beside that, I’m going to have a booth to sell merchandise, so make sure you stop by for this year’s limited edition HERO CON SHIRTS! Plus, drumroll please-
[Audio effect of a pre-recorded classic drum roll.]
[PM]: My lovely, brilliant students are going to be there! So please, come out and support the fledgling heroes! I know from personal experience that they need all the support they can get and that any and all support is going to make them go OVER THE MOON! So, if you’re coming out to Hero Con, please support all of the UA students! Supporting the next generation of heroes is not only GREAT FOR THEM, but also GREAT for the FUTURE!
[Audio effect of a chime, acting as a transition.]
[PM]: All right! That’s it for this week of OPEN MIC! Today we gave a quick update on how the PROVISIONAL LICENSE CLASS, including my BRILLIANT STUDENTS, is progressing and covered what makes an EFFECTIVE HEROIC DEBUT. Finally, we talked about the RISING STANDARDS FOR HEROICS and, of course, HERO CON AND MY AMAZING STUDENTS! That’s it for this week, STAY PRESENT EVERYONE! GOODNIGHT!
UA’s Class 2-A: The Rising Stars
Shimizu Tomomi, Heroics Reporter for Musutafa Gazette
[Image: A group picture of Class 2-A, standing in front of their dorm, in more or less three rows. They are all dressed in varying levels of casual attire. Most of them are smiling at the camera.
In front of the first row, Aoyama lays sideways with his ever present sparkly sunglasses. On the far left, Ashido stands in the first row, just in front of Kirishima, Kaminari and Bakugo, all of whom straddle the nebulous line between the second and third row on that side of the picture. Bakugo appears to be trying to get out of Kirishima’s hold of his shoulders, though careful observation shows he’s not trying that hard.
The middle is occupied by Midoriya and Uraraka in the first row, with Iida carrying Sero via piggy-back in the third row. Todoroki awkwardly hovers next to Iida, straddling the line between the second and third rows towards the right side. Momo stands in front of him in the first row, with Asui crouching next to her like a frog. Behind them stands Sato and Shoji in the second row, the latter of which is holding up Jiro on his left arms and Haguakure on his right arms.
Ojiro stands in front of Shoji’s massive frame in the first row. Tokoyami stands in the second row just behind and to the right of Ojirio, while Koda has slipped back behind him in roughly the third row. Shinso is just in frame, furthest on the right, though he does not stand too far away from the rest of the class. All together, the picture seems to have to caught the class in a moment of planned spontaneity and there’s evidence that, given more time, they would be in a completely different configuration.]
UA High School is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, famous Heroics Preparatory School. It’s known for its famous alumni, including the ever famous All Might, as well as notables Gang Orca, Endeavor, Ectoplasm and even up and coming heroes like Kamui Woods. With such famous alumnus, not including the multitude of heroes that simply couldn’t be recounted without turning this whole article into a list of heroes, the fame of UA is neither surprising nor unwarranted. Other schools may often make the valid argument that UA gets all the attention, but UA has won that attention rightfully.
Still, most heroic classes, UA’s included, usually pass under the radar until the end of their second year or, more likely, their third year. That’s because third year is the usual time for students to gain prestigious work study opportunities and get the coveted provisional license. But UA’s Class 2-A (formerly Class 1-A) is breaking all the molds. Of course, no one can forget the attack on UA’s Unforeseen Simulation Joint (USF) Facility which was the first known sighting of the League of Villains, though we only learned the details a few months ago. Still, with the knowledge that these kids had fought in a real villain attack, we knew their first Sport’s Festival was going to be explosive.
No one could have predicted how explosive, though. From the first race where the winner won without the use of any quirk, a new record at a UA Festival, to the calvary battle being fought right up to the last second, it was clear this group of students was different. That was cemented by the one-on-one battles, each of which were explosive and powerful. It was such a close race that there were many claiming that if things had gone slightly differently that day, an entirely different set of kids could have been on that podium.
Then the Summer Camp happened. No one could have expected the kidnapping of a UA student by the League of Villains, nor the explosive showdown at Kamino Ward that led to All Might’s retirement. Still, we recently got word that things did not calm down for Class 2-A after that, as they enrolled in the Provisional License Exam. And that was only their first year! From there, it seems things keep happening for Class 2-A. With all the attention that’s been put on them, we thought it only fair that we refresh your memory on some of heroics brightest rising stars.
First up is the one who’s had his Hero name recently revealed: Ground Zero (aka Katsuki Bakugo)! He’s the one who came first in the Sport’s Festival though he is also rumored to be the one who got captured by the League of Villains. Known for his explosive temper, he is pictured in the far left, being held by one of classmates.
Next is the new number one’s son, Shoto Todoroki, or Frostfire! He’s the one who made an icy entrance to the Sport’s Festival during the race as well as the giant ice structure that had him demolishing his competition! He’s in the center of the picture, and easy to notice with his distinctive red and white hair.
Deku (aka Izuku Midoriya) is up next — he’s the one in the center with green hair next to the girl with brown hair (and we’ll get to her in a second). This boy has already done some crazy stuff. He’s most famous for winning the opening race at the Sport’s Festival without using his quirk and for his fight with Frostfire in which he broke his own fingers to win. Many people speculate that he could have won that matchup, but that something prevented him. Whatever the case, this boy is incredibly powerful.
Igenium (aka Tenya Iida) also deserves a mention for carrying on a legacy name and for being Class President. He is the one behind Deku. Other notable mentions include Red Riot (aka Eijiro Kirishima), the boy holding Ground Zero in the picture, Tail-man (aka Mashirao Ojiro), the one with a tail and the often overlooked Cellophane (aka Hanta Sero), the one on Ingenium’s shoulders.
And of course, where would Class 2-A be without its wonderful ladies? Most impressive is Uravity (aka Ochaco Uraraka), who faced off against Ground Zero in the Sport Festival One-on-One battles and displayed an impressive use of environment, even though she lost. We don’t know a lot about her yet, but she will definitely be one to watch!
Then there is Creati, otherwise known as Momo Yaoyorozu. Not only is this girl Class Vice President, but she is also played a role in helping the pro-heroes locate the villains during the Kamino Ward Incident. She was eliminated fairly early during the One-on-One battles, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see more of her soon!
The rest of the girls of Class 2-A have not made quite as large of an impact, but time will only tell. From the number of hard-hitting, nearly-pros already in this group that we know of, they are more than likely just as strong as their relatively more famous peers. Class 2-A of UA has clearly show itself to be a leap ahead of any of its rivals, currently or when compared to previous years. Keep an eye out for these kids, especially at Hero Con, because they are going places!
Snipe was pretty proud of his ability to control a class’ attention. He had rightly earned a reputation as the teacher everyone wanted to impress. Of course, he couldn’t claim all the credit for their attention. Part of it boiled down to subject matter — he taught Heroic Techniques, a second year class focused on refining special techniques and expanding heroic powers. To say that no one wanted to miss his instruction would be an understatement.
But he still had to admit he’d probably met his match in Class 2-A. Those kids took Plus Ultra to a whole new level. There were the obvious outspoken ones, like Bakugo and Ashido, but also some more unexpected ones, such as Uraraka and Kirishima. But all of them were all very passionate about heroics, and it showed in the way they reacted to his teaching.
Oh there were quiet ones as well, no class was complete without any, but Koda and Shinsou were the exception rather than the rule. The much welcomed exception.
Still, Snipe was pretty good at wrangling students at this point. He still usually managed to keep what was soon becoming UA’s most famous class in line. Which was good, because Heroics Techniques was no joke — it was a strenuous class even when it hadn’t been compressed into one semester. He had protested the motion to compress his class, but couldn’t deny its potential necessity. These poor kids could be thrust right into danger at any moment. They attracted danger like no class before them had. Who knew if they would made it to graduation?
At the very least, it was looking more and more likely their third year would include a significant amount of hands on experience. With that in mind, Principle Nedzu had decided their education would have to be compressed.
They handled it well, all things considered. The stress had pushed them closer together though Snipe knew that was also due to shared trauma. Somehow they managed to be cheerful and bright in spite of everything that had happened to them. And loud. They really were a rowdy class.
Hero Con had managed to make said rowdiness worse. Oh, they were still a great example of resilience in the face of adversity, and he knew they deserved the break. But really, this was ridiculous. The sheer amount of times they were interrupting his teaching was getting absurd.
“Katsuki Bakugo, sit back down and stop threatening your fellow classmates! Uraraka Ochaco, stop poking to Midoriya! Kaminari Denki, you’d better not be using your quirk to shock Ashido! Hagakure Toru, being invisible does not mean I cannot hear you whispering!” Snipe grunted. It was near the end of period, and with only one day until Hero Con, Class 2-A was even more fired up than usual. He sighed, before turning back to his lecture.
“Now, as I was saying, a mobile rescue action should be fairly familiar—” Snipe stopped, internally groaning when he saw Kirishima hand quietly held up. “Yes, Kirishima?”
“Snipe-sensei, can I get a drink?” Kirishima asked.
He wanted to groan really badly right now, but that would be unprofessional. “Yes, Kirishima. Go. Now, as I was saying…” It was going to be a long semester. He could only hope Hero Con would cool their excitement a bit.
Yeah. Because that was likely.
All Might to Speak at Hero Con
Kinnosuke Kamoto, Reporter for Hero Gawker
[Image: Half of the image is All Might in his buffed out form in his Golden Age Costume. It’s a picture from the day he debuted the changed costume and his eyes are still visible in the photo. The other half is a more blurry photo of All Might’s true form after the Kamino Incident. He looks worn, but still victorious.]
Who wasn’t surprised by the revelations caused by Kamino Incident this last summer? It was a shock that radiated out into the last year of heroics — from his subsequent retirement to Endeavor’s placement as the number one hero. Everybody knows about it now.
But we have exclusive insider information that confirms what fans of All Might have wanted for a long time now. All Might will be speaking at Hero Con this year! The notoriously camera shy hero will be appearing to answer fan’s questions for the first time ever. This is big news because All Might has avoided questions from anyone since the beginning of his career. Questions like his name and his quirk have always been avoided. Now, for the first time, he’s opening up to the public.
Now, due to Hero Con’s policy, reporters aren’t allowed to attend the Con in a professional capacity. Nonetheless, expect a lot of eyes to be put on that stage because this is not a common occurrence by any means. We can only hope this new transparency extends to interviews as well. It would be no exaggeration to say that the entire world wants to know more about All Might.
Regardless, this reporter feels optimistic about a new level of transparency from All Might. Answers are coming, one way or another.
[Image: It is an ensemble picture of a bunch of heroes. All Might stands proud at the front, with Best Jeanist and Hawks behind him, to the right and left respectively. Behind them stands an array of other pro heroes, Mount Lady, Kamui Woods and Gang Orca to name a few. The silhouette of a generic city and a crowd is behind them.]
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