-Saturday 5:31 AM-
[Ayato Aburaya]: Hey, Satoru, we have a problem.
[Satoru Ouga]: it’s 5, ayato, and hero con is goin on, go back to sleep
[Satoru Ouga]: *going
[Ayato Aburaya]: Can’t. Like I said, problem. I was reviewing our inventory and we’re out of Eraserhead merch.
[Satoru Ouga]: that’s a good thing, though, means we sold it all, lots of money
[Ayato Aburaya]: No, you don’t understand. That means we have none for today. As in, if anyone wants Eraserhead merch from the number one fan booth of Eraserhead they’re out of luck.
[Satoru Ouga]: self proclaimed number one fan booth, you mean, and i told you that was too specific
[Satoru Ouga]: i mean, you didn’t think it necessary to dedicete your booth last year to a single hero, who’s also an underground hero
[Satoru Ouga]: *dedicate
[Ayato Aburaya]: Last year I didn’t know about Class 2-A. How’d you sell, like, all my stuff while I was on my bathroom break, by the way?
[Satoru Ouga]: it was pretty easy? these teen boys came by and one of them bought the whole stock? i think he said something about infuriating his father? I must have misherad that though
[Satoru Ouga]: *misheard
[Ayato Aburaya]: So you sold my entire stock to one kid‽ The one for three days‽
[Satoru Ouga]: sure, you made a lot of money off of it
[Ayato Aburaya]: Satoru, you are the worst business partner ever.
[Satoru Ouga]: we have plenty of non-eraserhead stuff, ayato, so we’ll sell that today, now go back to sleep like i’m going to
[Ayato Aburaya]: Fine, but don’t think this means I won’t make you regret this in the future.
[Satoru Ouga]: sure, fine, just go to sleep!
If there was one thing Mina was 100% certain of, it was that Deku and Ochaco would make the cutest couple ever. She’d never really thought of the pairing before, much to her chagrin, but a certain text conversation had made it pretty clear that at least Ochaco thought of Deku as more. Needling her at Hero Con had only confirmed her suspicion. She was super flustered about Deku.
The Deku side of the equation was harder to pin down. He was hardly one to display affection or interest in anyone, something she pinned down to being equal parts lack of experience and lack of interactions with girls in general. Whatever the case, Mina didn’t know. But she wouldn’t be a very good friend to Ochaco if she didn’t find out for her. Totally just for her. Totally not because the pair made so much sense in her mind now that it was literally killing her to not know whether they’d work out.
So, of course, she was delighted to learn that they’d be spending the day together on Day 2 of the con. It just seemed so perfect— the two would finally get some time together outside of school. There was no way they could talk about all the of the boring school stuff so they’d be forced to confront their feelings (hopefully anyways!).
She could only see two problems. One, they were going as a group with some of the other kids from Class 2-A. Which was about the least romantic atmosphere one could possibly get. And two was that she wouldn’t get to see the magic unfold because she couldn’t come up with a feasible reason she’d be tagging along when admittedly she tended to hang out with some other friends more often.
But, that wasn’t going to stop her! She’d just have to figure out a way to make sure those two figured out what she already knew. Getting people together, after all, was a delicate art. And she was going to need every bit of her finesse, honed after years of pushing together just about every conceivable pair she could think of back in Junior High School, to make these two come together. She had, admittedly, been a bit more forceful back in those days. Whatever happened, she would have to make sure she didn’t have a repeat of the Akagi-Mizutani Incident. Four years later and the thought of it still made her cheeks redden. To think that all that time they’d been humoring her! It still made her mad.
No matter. Mina was much better at romance nowadays. She’d make Deku and Ochaco a couple. It’d been so long since she had had a romance to properly case, but years of practice made it easier to remember. For now, she would have to continue the work she’d done yesterday, mapping out the current relationship to figure out where they’d grow. Figuring out how to steer her group into the perfect position to observe the two interacting would be hard, but she’d manage. After, it was a love case she was dealing with.
It was time to crack open the Romance Journal once more. Detective Mina was on the case.
Hero Con Day 2 Program Schedule
Hall 1-A Autographing Area
|9:00 am - Kamui Woods
9:30 - Gunhead
10:00 - Ryukyu, Mt. Lady
11:00 - Best Jeanist
11:30 - Ectoplasm, Present Mic
1:00 pm - Edgeshot, Backdraft
1:30 - Ms. Joke, Kamui Woods
|2:00 - Fat Gum
2:30 - Silvekaidan
3:00 - Hawks, Gang Orca
3:30 -Snipe, Professor Peculiar
4:30 - Mt. Lady, Thirteen
5:00 - Silvekaidan, Mirko
5:30 - Nox Owl
Hall 1-B Analysis Panels
|9:30 - 10:30 Battle vs Rescue: Priorities of Heroics (Thirteen, Backdraft, Edgeshot, the Wild Wild Pussycats)
11:00 - 12:00 Damage Control: The Hidden Side of Heroics (Mt. Lady, Cementoss, Silvekaidan, Fat Gum)
12:30 - 1:30 Training and Support Gear: The Perks and Perils of Quirk Assistive Technology (Power Loader, Professor Peculiar, Recovery Girl, Gunhead)
|2:00 - 3:00 Privacy vs Celebrity: Limelight Heroes, Underground Heroes and Everything in Between (Kamui Woods, Nox Owl, Ectoplasm, Yoroi Musha)
3:30 - 4:30 The Hero Billboard JP: How Much Should it Matter? (Ryukyu, Hawks, Gang Orca, Wash)
5:00 - 6:00 Heroics in the Media (Uwabami, Midnight, Best Jeanist, Plus Freelance Journalist Taneo Tokuda)
Hall 2-A Fan Panels
| 9:30 - 10:30 Upcoming Hero Fans: ALL the Newest Heroes Debuts!
11:30 - 12:30 Top Ten Fans: Endeavor, Edgeshot, Best Jeanist, and more!
1:00 - 2:00 Current Hero Classes Fans: UA, Shiketsu, Ketsubutsu, Seiai, Seijin and much more!
| 3:30 - 4:30 Under-Appreciated Hero Fans: the Most Obscure Heroes of Our Generation!
5:00 - 6:00 Retired Hero Fans: Still a Hero to Us!
Hall 2-C Workshops
| 9:30 - 11:00 Support Gear Design Jam
11:30 - 12:30 How-To: Heroic Photography
|1:00 - 3:00 Pro Hero Cosplay: Tips and Tricks
4:00 - 5:00 Drawing Heroes
Hall 1-D Special Events
| 9:00 - 10:00 Cosplay of the Day Contest
10:30 - 12:30 Heroic Student Networking (Come Meet Up and Coming Heroes!)
|1:00 - 2:30 Present Mic’s Awesome LIVE! Open Mic!
4:00 - 5:30 ProHero Brawl Tournament
There was really no point to Kota being at Hero Con. He didn't understand why he was there at all. Aunt Shino and her teammates had insisted he would enjoy it. But he couldn't understand why they thought that. Just because he thought Deku was a hero didn't mean he wanted to go to a convention for hero lovers.
Although he did kind of want some Deku merch. But shut up, that wasn't the same thing at all. Deku was a kick butt person. And his room ought to have a poster of such a person. Or something for his backpack. But that didn't mean he wanted to be at this stupid, boring con. Aunt Shino had offered Deku stuff. Plus she'd forced him to come. He'd never be here otherwise.
She'd also told him that after their panel he'd get to pick what they did. Which was usually fun. But she'd limited him to con activities and that had made it less fun. Just because there was one cool hero didn’t mean he suddenly liked heroes or anything. He knew they were mostly trying to make him happy. He’d resigned himself to being dragged around when he heard a familiar voice.
“I know Rock Lock said that his quirk was limited by how much he could stop at once, but I think he could probably use it for more creative tactics than how he’s using it right now. I mean, if he carried around something like marbles around, he could toss them into a large area and stop them all, which would create a pretty effective deterrent easily and it wouldn’t necessarily stop someone from being able to cross the area but it’d certainly make it harder. I guess that would probably be hard to clean up though, so maybe something that could group together when he stopped using his quirk? I wonder what happens when you hit something held in his quirk, does the momentum get transferred, or is it just held in stasis…” Deku said. If that had been Kota, he was sure Aunt Shino would’ve told him to speak up.
“Hey, UA kittens, how you enjoying Hero Con?” Aunt Tomoko said, grinning cheerfully.
Kota didn’t know all the UA kids names (not surprising, most of them were boring and there were too many of them anyways).
One of them spoke up now, moving his hands fast. “Wild, Wild Pussycats! It is good to see all of you!” Kota felt a bit irritated that he was being ignored, but found it funny how the UA student spoke.
“Aw, kitten, you don’t need to be so formal!” Aunt Ryuko said. “We’re off duty after all!”
The student bowed slightly. “My apologies! I will endeavor to be less formal in the future!”
The girl student elbowed Deku. “Hey, Deku, look, it’s your fan Kota!” And he didn’t know what to think about that, because he did think Deku was cool, but he wasn’t a fan or anything. He wasn’t like the hero fans he’d seen here anyways.
Deku snapped out of his mumbling before he could reply. “Oh, hi Kota.” He said. As if he hadn’t saved him, hadn’t fought off Muscular and vowed to save him. And he didn’t know what to say to that. How could one be cool when there were kick butt people around?
[Image: A grinning Togata is front and center in the camera, posing for a selfie. Eri is perched upon his shoulders— she looks a little camera shy, but she is slightly smiling, if one looks closely enough. Hado is just behind Togata, and she too is grinning brightly. Amajiki is barely in the frame, hiding behind Togata, though Togata has managed to capture the edge of his face before he turned away.]
lemillion posted eri’s first #herocon! the #bigthree of #ua can’t wait to show her around!
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acidburn @ #herocon!
[Video: Shaky, it only about 20 seconds long. It shows a pass with the name blurred out being scanned across a gate. There’s a caption on it which reads ‘🎉 #herocon day 2!!!’]
[Video: It’s a pan across one of the conference halls— close inspection would show it to be Hall 1-B. The caption reads ‘here to see a panel on rescue heros! ⛑’ The convention hall is slowly being filled. However, some of UA’s Class 2-A is visible for a second, a few rows away from the camera operator. Freeze frame analysis would show it to be Midoriya, Iida and Aoyama.]
[Image: An image of a journal with the title ‘💕Romance Journal!! 💕’. The caption reads ‘remember this? the romance detective has a new case! 🕵️’]
[Video: The camera operator is running, and the shaky camera captures flashes of the ground and the hallway. At one point, the operator pants out a quick explanation. She says ‘They’re getting away!’]
[Image: It’s a picture of the wall of the convention center. four captions are laid out across the screen. The first reads ‘they got away 😞’. The second reads, ‘met up with my group again.’ The third reads, ‘they want to go elsewhere, now.’ The fourth and final reads, ‘but i’m not giving up! i’ll be back.]
[Video: It’s a brief pan across another conference hall, this one is full already— and Present Mic is already on stage. The caption reads, ‘guess i’ll have to settle for prsent mic’s #liveshow . 🎙’]
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[Image: A picture of a Thirteen keychain, held in a hand with pads on the figures. The convention hall floor is visible beneath the person’s hand.]
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[Video: It’s a video with a thumbnail of a crazy eyed girl with target eyes. The video title is ‘Shocking Outcome at Hero Con’s Design Jam!’ and the description preview states ‘I thought this was going to be a normal event, like always, but then this girl started making crazy robot and I realized this was the first event…’]
[Video: It’s a video with an vertical image. The image is of the Hero Con floor. The video title is ‘instasnap herocon compilation’ and the description preview states that this is ‘a compilation of awesomely cool hero con moments captured on instasnap.’]
[Video: It’s a video of an animated guy gesturing to a video still of a blurry boy with neatly combed blonde hair and blue eyes. The person in the still is looking arrogantly at the camera. The video title is ‘Story Time: I Met a Rude UA Student’ and the description preview states ‘As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of many of the lesser known hero classes, but also Class 2-A, so when this guy showed up and started trash…’]
[Video: It’s a video with a picture of All Might. The video title is ’20 Awesome All Might Moments’ and the description states that it is ‘The one stop place to see all of your favorite clips of the number one hero!’]
Open Mic EP#655 Transcript Excerpt
[PM]: For those of you who have been following the PROVISIONAL LICENSE CLASS, you’ll be familiar with this next set of HERO CLASSES! CLASS 2-A and CLASS 2-B are two of the CRAZIEST, most AMAZING classes I have taught YET!
[Sporadic cheers from the crowd.]
[PM]: Obviously I am PROUD of them all, but I want to shine a special spotlight on a few great STUDENTS! I- wait a second. I see some familiar faces! ASHIDO, HAGAKURE, YAOYOROZU, JIRO, ASUI, how are you enjoying the show‽
[Mina Ashido (distant)]: It’s good, Present Mic!
[Toru Hagakure (distant)]: SHE SAID IT’S GOOD, PRESENT MIC!
[PM]: Oh, good. Well, I hope you continue to ENJOY the SHOW! Sorry, where was I? Oh, right, some of the GREAT STUDENTS! Well, those girls are some of the BEST! But there’s also quite a few others! I would be remiss if I forgot Tokoyami, which the WONDERFULLY DRESSED gentleman in front here is cosplaying as! HE is such an EXCELLENT HERO already! Someone of you may be familiar with him from his internship with NUMBER TWO, HAWKS!
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An Analysis of Edgeshot’s Quirk
This one’s pretty overdue, considering how quickly Edgeshot has been climbing the ranks. At the time of this posting, he’s number 15 on the list, but given the way he has been climbing, I think he’ll be in the top 5 in the next four years max.
Foldabody, Edgeshot’s quirk, is one of the most versatile quirks out there. While it doesn’t match All Might’s quirk in terms of raw strength, it gives Edgeshot incredible mobility. Along with the mobility, Edgeshot has used in on occasion to launch precise attacks. He often avoids using those attack due to its more lethal nature. But I think it would be possible for him to learn how to use it non-lethally, given the number of areas of the body that have exposed nerves or important veins. It would take a bit of time given that he doesn’t seem particularly well versed in anatomy as of right now, but working with Recovery Girl or similar heroes with medical experience would give him the edge there that he needs.
There is an upper limit to Edgeshot’s speed— roughly around the speed of sound from my observations. He also appears to be limited by the size he can fold down to. I would estimate that he could squeeze down to roughly one to three millimeters in all dimensions. With clever applications of his quirk, however, these limits should easily be surpassed. As far as the speed goes, that is actually one of his main strengths. He is one of the fastest heroes, surpassed only by a few heroes, such as All Might. However, that does not mean it couldn’t be exploited by a particularly bad matchup with a villain quirk. One of the main things I’ve noticed is that he seems to move in relatively straight forward motions. It’s not the most predictable, but he takes time to reach his top speed, so he tends not to turn once he’s started moving. If he learned how to maintain his speed through a tight curve, he could minimize the impact of his upper speed limit.
The size limitation is harder to mitigate. Sometimes there isn’t going to be a space he can slip through— walls for instance. He should probably start carrying some sort of device to create the gaps he needs. Explosives are probably too much for his needs in most cases. While he should carry one or two for reinforced villain bunkers, most villains tend to have hidden, rather than protected, hideouts. Therefore, a small knife would probably be enough for his needs. It would have to be pretty sharp. It would also probably need something to make sure he isn’t going to cut into anything besides the wall, but I’m sure that wouldn’t be too hard. The harder thing would be ensuring that whatever equipment he carries also folds with him. I’m not exactly sure how his uniform works, but it might be possible to use the same kind of technology.
One thing I really want to know is if he can fold into shapes beyond flat and sharp points. At the time of this posting, I haven’t seen any recorded instance of him doing so. However, heroes have been known to keep abilities secret, in case of dire emergencies. Regardless of whether or not that is the case here, it should certainly be a priority for him. I think spinning would allow him to travel straighter. He could also probably fold himself into more aerodynamic shapes. On the more stealth side, he could probably fold himself into something more innocent looking, like a sheet of paper (or origami). Though that would have its own risks.
Overall, I think his quirk definitely makes him a hero to contend with. With a few more skills under his belt, he could become an excellent stealth operative in addition to all the rest of his abilities.
Remember when @TheHeroOtaku used to do hero analysis? I wonder what made him stop? He was so good at it. He even (correctly!!) predicted that Edgeshot would be in the top 5 by now! Though Edgeshot did make it two years earlier than he predicted… but still! He even predicted that Edgeshot could fold himself into other shapes!
#HeroOtakuLife, #Edgeshot, #Foldabody, #QuirkAnalysis
Security Camera 106 Footage Log — 5:13 pm
[Video: It’s a view of Hall 1-D, which has been set up for the ProHero Brawl Tournament. A large pull down projector is one of the many consoles scattered around the room. The Tournament is entering it’s winner bracket, and one Katsuki Bakugo is getting ready for his turn. His companions, Denki Kaminari and Eijiro Kirishima are watching, along with a large crowd of players and people watching. Both seem to be a bit nervous, though Kirishima hides it better. His opponent is Hoshiko Himi.]
[K. Bakugo]: You’re going down, censored extra.
[Video: Hoshiko Himi scoffs.]
[H. Himi]: As if. You’re a second-rate who can’t play anyone besides All Might. I saw your entry games.
[D. Kaminari]: Hey, uh? You might not want to tell him that…
[H. Himi]: What? Am I going to hurt his censored feelings or something? I’m tired of opponents who think All Might is the be all and end all character!
[K. Bakugo]: Fine, censored , but you censored asked for it!
[H. Himi]: Bring it on.
[Video: On the main screen, Hoshiko Himi picks Midnight. Katsuki Bakugo hovers over All Might for a second, before picking Best Jeanist. Hoshiko Himi smirks at his choice.]
[H. Himi]: Really? You’re going to go with Best Jeanist‽ You really are an amateur.
[Video: Katsuki Bakugo doesn’t respond, but he smirks. The digital battle commences. Hoshiko Himi starts with a concentrated burst of Somnambuilist, filling her half of the battlefield with sleeping gas and obscuring her character from view. Katsuki Bakugo responds by launching fibers into the cloud.]
[H. Himi]: Really? What was that supposed to do?
[Video: Katsuki Bakugo twists the fibers, revealing that he has easily captured Hoshiko Himi’s. He twists her character off the screen, launching her off for his first KO.]
[K. Bakugo (muttered)]: censored extra.
[Video: Hoshiko Himi’s character re-spawns. Before she even has a chance to launch a single attack, Katsuki Bakugo already has her character in a web and is launching her off screen for the second time in a row. He gets another KO. Hoshiko Himi frowns in frustration.]
[H. Himi (muttered)]: I’ll get you this time…
[Video: All eyes in the room are on the screen. Hoshiko Himi’s character re-spawns once again. This time she manages to hit Katsuki Bakugo’s character with Somnambuilist, forcing his character into animated sleep. Her character grabs his and tosses him over the side. But Katsuki Bakugo manages to wake up his character in time, catching himself on the edge with one of his threads. He throws his character back up, grabs her with a thread, and throws her off the ledge for his third and final KO. ‘Game Over, Player 1 Wins!’ flashes on the screen.]
[H. Himi]: What‽ How‽
[K. Bakugo]: You censored asked for it.
[D. Kaminari]: That’s what I was trying to tell you. You never should’ve insulted All Might around Bakubro.
[K. Bakugo]: Censored Sparky! Stop censored calling me that!