What would the global socio-political arena look like in a world like My Hero Academia's? Where superpowers just randomly showed up amongst the populace a hundred years ago becoming increasingly common until only a fifth of the global population is without some sort of superpower, and where said superpowers are anywhere between cool, weird, and useless?
>>66728292>Anti-quirk bigotry religious or otherwise attempting to pass legislation to descriminate/segregate/etc quirk users ala X-Men>Governments drafting powerful quirk users into thei military to be strategic weapons for their respective nations>Legislating the use of quirks in a fashion similar to firearms>Industries being made to accomodate people with atypical body types
>>66728340What happens to the Super-Klan as it becomes apparent that quirk users are in the Majority? Also- when do people start really caring about the people whose quirks make them appear non-human? (getting a different skin color, or being turned into a furry).
>>66728292stricter government control and management would be required for any power that wishes to survive, as the powers would result in higher crime, chaos, and anarchy even with the most tightly led populations. Europe and Japan would adapt better and quicker, but the US would have a rougher time at the start and would either take longer to reign things in, or require a near collapse in order to influence the necessary changes needed in priority. The individualistic mentality that makes countries like it resistant bigger government would either need to undergo a dramatic change and compromise, or die altogether. But then again, that mentality in america often comes with a heavy dose of hypocrisy, and I could see the older generation turn on their principles out of fear and paranoia of a new generation appearing with terrifying powers.All that said, regardless of how they start, any existing nation in the circumstances could undergo a dramatic shift, fail to ever adapt, collapse, become more totalitarian, or find a fine line to walk to stay in balance like Japan is shown to be in in the anime. So you could easily say that any nation in your setting had some problem or ended up one way or another.
>>66728292There'd probably be some effort by hostile powers (China, Iran, Russia vs US and allies) to make their most powerful quirk-users classified and keep their existence a rumor. "Yeah, maybe Iran has a guy who can make black holes, who's to say?" Being a Hero would be seen as unpatriotic vs sitting around in an Area 51 bunker all day waiting for deployment. There might be a lot of tension between Heroes who save the day on TV and become quasi-celebrities vs ones who work for their government in the shadows.
>>66728340>Anti-quirk bigotry religious or otherwise attempting to pass legislation to descriminate/segregate/etc quirk users ala X-MenThat's only initially as by the time of the series they're a minority at 20% of the world population. You'd definitely still see remnants of that era, but being the minority now the tables would have turned quite severely.
>>66728411I think MHA lore states two things though-1. that Japan seriously dropped the ball and became ruled by the criminal enterprise of All for One in all but name, a history the Japanese like to lump with the WW2 warcrimes basket of 'things we pretend never happened' and 2. that the US was the first to adopt a hero system, which started as an individual enterprise of 11 hero's in Rhode Island (a shoutout to the original Justice League). So I could easily see that the US govt. was slow to react, prompting individual hero's to pick up the slack to preserve order, meaning the US while initially rocky, manages to keep from going off the deep-end. I also like the idea that Europe goes fascist again, so that we can have some golden age history of American Hero's having to go overseas to punch all the Nazi's again.
>>66728416I think in the setting they were slow for a few years, but they showed up faster and faster soon enough, so there was no chance to keep it hidden for long enough for them to even start making use of anyone with powers worth making use of. Most of the powers start off weak and small, the first being a baby born who can glow. They have no reason to consider capturing someone with weak levitation powers that can only knock a cup off a shelf but not lift it up, or make sparks but not fire, or make water slightly cooler, or that just have a tail.It would be a world wide even that no one government could hide happening by capturing all of their own citizens, and until bigger powers crop up they won't have a reason to try, but by then everyone would know it's going on.
>>66728292I like MHA, and I acknowledge that it's not trying to do a realistic "here are the societal results of superpowers" thing.A world where most people have superpowers would not look anything like our society. Societies are built around power dynamics, and the foundation of all existing societies is that there are only two kinds of power: large numbers of people, and large stockpiles of resources. Someone who's got a bunch of people personally loyal to them is powerful. Someone who has a bunch of money is powerful. There's some interchange; your people can give you money, your money can buy people. Both kinds of power are gathered in, a result of large numbers. Both kinds can be transferred from one individual to another (crown a new king, buy out a company.) In order to build a livable world, we've built societal structures to curb and channel these two kinds of power.We don't have anything in place for overwhelming, personal, sourceless power. Our existing structures could handle a few supers; money or loyalty could get some heroes working for the system and keeping the others in check. But if MOST PEOPLE have superpowers, the system's gonna break down. It's hard to imagine what would replace it. Probably something inherently unstable; you build systems that account for or rely on people with specific powers, then those people die and people with different powers are born.The one "realistic" supers setting is Worm. And in Worm, it gradually becomes apparent that the situation is not tenable; it looks like a "normal world + supers," but that can't last and everything is changing.
>>66728292Well if MHA is anything to go by it'd be a massive clusterfuck of inconsistencies>super powers are recent>One for All has been around for 8 generations>All for One is a secret despite running the entire criminal underworld for almost as long as One for All has been around>no one knows the number 1 hero's true name or power, he's said to have come into the hero scene from nowhere>the number 1 Hero went to hero school where one of the entry requirements is registering your power>the number 1 Hero is said to have always worked alone>also he had a sidekick 1 time>also he had another side kick in America 1 time
>>66728625I think you are smart, but I also think you're overthinking this. Power is either equal or inequal. Power systems are designed to be inequal to some degree to allow the rule of law- the army has a monopoly on the use of tanks and jets, the police have a monopoly on enforcing the law, and so on. People getting superpowers change this, but considering that not all powers are equal, and powers are evenly distributed amongst the populace, this need not necessarily change. What you'd get I think is what MHA showcases. You'd have the police doing their day-to-day functions, enforcing laws on those with no or non-impressive quirks, and when some asshole with a powerful quirk comes along, you call in a hero with an equally impressive quirk. If you can't find a hero of equal power, you get enough hero's that they can be evenly matched.
>>66728715I don't think all of that is inconsistent- superpowers are relatively recently- Deku mentions that society regressed or stalemated in the early days of quirk usage, to the point it's speculated they'd have commercial space-flight by now if not for them. All-Might makes a point that he keeps his identity secret, though while I do figure he'd be on file, I could see UA refusing to disclose that information to the public. I could also see that him having two sidekicks still constitutes as 'always works alone' in common parlance- what's common knowledge doesn't always reflect the pure technical truth.
>>66728409In the latest entry you have the quirk liberation army who's intentions are to make a society where only the strong quirk users get to be at the the top of said society. That and knowing that bigotry based on stuff like having a non human form is already a thing as we learn through Spinner's back story>>66728483I should have mentioned it now that that's pretty obvious, you get shit on for not having a quirk at best but beyond being a professional hero it doesn't seem to hinder people from any sort of profession it seems but I have no doubt there's a "This is a Quirk neighbhood, normies move on" somewhere (especially in the US)
Governments wouldn't exist and the world would be regions of quirkless peasants under the thumb of super powerful warlords. Occasionally a powerful hero might rise up and over throw a tyrant and create a golden age stable country for one generation but as soon as they died the nation would likely collapse under rhe assault of the next generation quirk user. Nation states as we know them would never come into being when one or two individuals a generation have literal godlike powers that require hundreds or thousands of lower powered people to zerg rush them.
Bloodlines and linages would become a thing.It's clearly stated in MHA universe that people will arrange marriages to create specific types of quirks in their children which makes me wonder how the Ingenium bloodline was able to find people who could help continue the specific sort of quirk they have.
>>66729280I wonder how you can possibly regulate that kind of thing. Though I imagine most cultures would frown on it for it's blatant eugenecism and unethicality.
>>66729280Maybe they just practice a lot of incest.
>>66728483They'd probably adapt by developing a persecution complex that could even rival that of the average religious fanatic.
>>66729489Oh god I see that so much. There'd be an eight foot tall man with four arms going on fox news telling them that nobody in America, nay all of history is more oppressed than strong quirk users.
>>66728416>"Yeah, maybe Iran has a guy who can make black holes, who's to say?"Supergods was dumb and the Chinese god was wasted but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy watching the action figures slap each other around.>>66728525That doesn't change his point that every sovereign power would have a strong incentive to have a powerful group of metahumans held in reserve and under wraps. Everybody knows super powers are real, but nobody knows the exact extent of your nation's capabilities and you would want to keep it that way. Like actual military tech you'd probably want to give some sort of demonstration if you can but you don't want people to see your limitations.
>>66729616You could easily have a situation like King from OPM. A person who everyone thinks is extremely wrong, who uses the threat of the idea of him to get by. Would make for a fun character I think. Imagine getting to be like America's propandistic 'NUKE-MAN', who goes around to countries threatening nuclear destruction to those who don't properly embrace freedom while also being completely full of shit.
>>66728292Let's be real, the supers would hoard all the resources and the unpowered would be oppressed. Governments would have very powerful supers under their control (or be run by them) and if a powerful enough super didn't play ball they'd just kill them. Like how modern day governments get super uppity about civilians so much as owning a rifle without it being by their rules and you'll get a nice visit from a SWAT team if you don't give up.
>>66729722A lot would depend on how durable the supers were (or how much plot armour they had) because even a lot of the pros in MHA could be taken down by a SWAT team if anime rules were not in effect.
>>66730240And those SWAT members are probably gong to have their own superpowers.
>>66730349>>66730240Not to mention, after a century or so of dealing with quirks they have ways of restraining and subduing quirk users like how they have All for One hooked up to a machine that scans his brain patterns so if he thinks of using his quirk he has auto machine gun turrets that'll fire on him.Also I notice a common thing among a lot of quirks is that if you restrain their hands they can't use their quirks so cutting off limbs is another reliable way of dealing with quirk users.
>>66730431I mean that's not a universal solution, but for a lot of people it is.
>>66728292Pretty much like a world where 4/5ths of people are armed at all times. A polite society, with occasional bouts of Old West vigilante justice.
>>66730585And not a very well regulated society to prevent old west vigiliante justice?
>>66728292There's actual a pretty good MHA fic that goes into that sort of thing called The Dark Below (though they add some other things into the mix that change the situation a bit, ie lovecraftian shit)But basically the big things would be there would be a huge arms race between all nations to foster and harvest the most useful and powerful quirks for their militaries. War would forever be changed, conventional weapons could be rendered useless by someone who can change their body into steel, you can't have ambushes when someone in the squad has even a minor precognition quirk. Especially the heads of military and special forces would have devastating quirks, things that cause earthquakes or create tornadoes.Places like Africa and South America could easily devolve into places run by war lords who rule with an iron fist given that they have the most powerful quirk on the continent. Between countries that aren't ruled by warlords you would get what basically amounts to nuclear deterrants: We won't use our guy who has hydromancy to make tsunamis along all of your coastal cities if you don't use your one guy who can create black holes in all of our high population areas kinda stuff.Royal families or lineages make a big return with quirk marriages, trying to create better and stronger quirks through your offspring. And by the time a 100 years passes you might get people who can command both the earth and water and level an entire island because of it.
>>66728625>, the system's gonna break down. II disagree. You only have the system break down when power switches hands. If people who historically had no power, get super powers then shits going have to change. But if it's a western style democracy where, in theory, the people have political power, the people having physical power isn't going to change much. Except maybe make things more democratic. If only a few people got power it would be a problem, but since it's spread throughout the populace, the only places that are going to see major upsets are ones where power was previously concentrated in a few.
>>66730620It can't be, past a certain point. Imagine everyone has a gun. And then there is a rape.There's a good chance that the people, or the victim, will try to take the law into their own hands. You can either punish people for trying to do the right thing, and try to establish an aggressive enough police force to ensure they don't have too, or you can adapt.
>>66730643As an addendum though I can't really give you specific socio-political ideas of what the world looks like unless you give specifics on what you're wanting to do with certain things or how you imagine certain events to play out, along with what actors you want for what countries and whatnot.Like if you have a guy who can emit radiation in south america that'll definitely effect how things work out there, maybe the whole area he resides in is just a deadzone that only they live in, or maybe they use their presence as a threat to take over a country and have their neighbors pay fealty to them or they'll give their whole populace cancer. Do you want organized crime to be a thing? If so where would you want their outposts to be or what areas for them to control?Do you want to have a focus on things like the middle east situation and how that is playing out now, or are you instead just focusing on somewhere like america or japan? Like if you are just going to be primarily focusing on shit that happens in canada, then having stuff like sri lanka being sunk by a lunatic in india isn't going to be very important outside of flavor text or using as a display of power. Likewise if you're having a bunch of shit going down in siberia then it might be important to note that maybe ukraine and chechnya are independent states due to having overpowered quirk deathsquads that can protect them from the new tzar of russia and that the middle east is no longer an important part of geopolitics because there are now several people around the world who can just create oil (or even people who just emit electricty, and then the ethics that come with just using those people as living powerplants) Has the slave trade returned now that there is a population of powerless people who can't properly protect themselves in a superpowered world, or are some countries more humanistic??
>>66730720Exactly.>>66730820Yeah, but what if that guy has a minigun, and you have a revolver? Wouldn't it be better to have the police sort it out at that point?
>>66730820Gun analogies for superpowers are basically food analogies for anything. You know, Colt made all men equal or something? Well it's the exact opposite of that. Guns are the worst possible things you could use to describe superpowers. Superpowers make all men unequal. >>66731124 has it right. Except maybe you don't have a revolver. You have a rusty knife. And everyone in your neighborhood has a rusty knife. And that bastard, he's got an assault rifle. What do you do, take matters into your own hands, or call the local hero, who has an ICBM ballistic missile?
>>66729280>makes me wonder how the Ingenium bloodline was able to find people who could help continue the specific sort of quirk they have.We have only seen 2 Quirk marriages so far:Kacchan's parents and Shoto.So if Ingenium quirk works anything like that, you basically want to breed with somebody who has a compatible quirk if it fuses right.So Ingenium is basically feet engines capable of jet propulsion. The main gimmick is that they got family methods to amplify it.I.e Gran Torino has a similar quirk. So you would want a mechanical body enhancement quirk. Or something to fortify blood.
>>66731416I don't think Kachan's parents are a Quirk Marriage. Just a normal ass marriage that happens to combine their two quirks in a way they didn't plan.
>>66731780Thats still how it works anon.Quirk + Quirk = Possibilities.Meanwhile Shoto has what... 2 siblings where the quirks didn't mix properly? Have we even seen their quirks?
>>66731848They havn't displayed there quirks but it's pretty obvious at this point that Dabi is in fact todoroki's brother from all the context clues plus the fact his burns are in areas similar to where his dad keeps his flames active it just so happens that his flames are so strong they boil his skin which is probably the weak to fire trait he gets from his motherAlso, I'd like to add that bakugou's family is probably more his mom going to his dad and like "We're going to get married and we're gong to fuck like animals, your cool with that right?" And his dad just nods and gets good milf pussy
>>66732258I want to see more of Bakugo's mom. I bet she was super sweet to Deku when he was a kid.
>>66730720>If only a few people got power it would be a problem, but since it's spread throughout the populace, the only places that are going to see major upsets are ones where power was previously concentrated in a few.Except as far as we know it's distributed evenly across the total global population. Depending on how powerful the upper limit supers are, that could completely tilt the balance of power towards India and China. Indonesia has twelve times the super power as Australia, and twice as much as Japan. Saudi Arabia's super jihadis barely outnumber those of Yemen, and the United States loses its ability to invade any medium sized country like Iran without fully committing. It's a Maoist's wet dream.
>>66728292The world you described and the one presented in My Hero are wildly different worlds. In My Hero Academia the world is straight up utopian. The only major source of social unrest is super villains who represent a quite frankly tiny threat compared to wars and crimes of today. None of the combat quirks are ever suggested as joining an army of any kind, even the American ones. This would suggest that there is no war, or at least not enough to need any standing armies. The world of My Hero is so peaceful that only people who self identify as evil have reason for conflict.
>>66733330Anon, you are working from a sheer quantity perspective. If that's what mattered in the first place, then those countries would already be running the world. But they don't. Because sheer quantity, even with superpowers, isn't the most important factor. >>66733370Just because we haven't focused on the military doesn't mean that they aren't there. Meanwhile there's a hundred or so years of history to play with. Again, I like the idea that you had American Golden Age heroes fighting against a fascist Europe so you can reenact a lot of the wartime golden age hero stories.
>>66729616>That doesn't change his point that every sovereign power would have a strong incentive to have a powerful group of metahumans held in reserve and under wraps. I know this is a classic comic book trope so it's fine for a setting, but given the government's track record of actual coverups and conspiracy, expecting them to keep super powered humans they plan to manipulate for their own use, illegally, expects a certain level of competence that most are not even capable of. You need a more totalitarian regime to pull it off. Maybe Russian and China would do it, but the reason everyone knows about Area 51 is because even when a democratic government is bad at being democratic, they're not organized enough to pull off massive secrets and coverups.
>>66733679It's just that it's never brought up as an option, even on powers that really seem like they should be used for killing, not crime fighting. Also the emphasis on just petty crime. I can't imagine a world where All Might inspires people if there are still warlord rapist armies in the Congo.
>>66728292>What would the global socio-political arena look like in a world like My Hero Academia's?I think it would be far more grounded than people think because for every individual with an amazing or seemingly 'overwhelming' power they'll be dozens of individuals with an underwhelming ability that directly counters their ability... And after 100 years of this I'd like to imagine we'd establish a loose inertia of social power. With that said I'd imagine a few differences:-People with weird or unusual physical mutations would be added to the new racism shit list. Some people would be seriously monstrous looking, hideous, abnormal, or extremely unusual looking... And they'd be disliked. -Everyone would hate Psychics. Psychics would be 'like' the Jews, but every negative stereotype would be questionably justifiable. -Society would have achieved something of a 'soft' post-scarcity due to people with super intelligence, healing abilities, matter manipulation, etc..-The Olympics would actually be worth watching- as would every other sport. -Your mutation/power would be WELL documented and be on your drivers license, etc.. Regulation/licensing would differ wildly depending on country, but every nation would have their own rules to literally live by. -There would be mutation/power marriages. There would also be power/mutation CLANS that would stem into the racism thing: people would be united and divided by their powers: expect incest. -Diversity would still be a mixed bag: wider range of genetics, and thus powers, but a wider range of weirdos. -Civil disobedience would be WAY worse and governments would actually have to worry about happiness/mental health because everyone is more or less a gun owner now. Forever.-Superpowered Animals.
>>66734227This is a shonen anime anon. It's aimed at 12 year olds. >>66734228What about the fact that being psychic would be 'invisible' so speak? You can't tell someone is psychic by looking at them. At the very least I imagine society would have fixed climate change problems by that point too- in order for there to still be a modern-day equivalent of earth 100 years from now. You could even handwave it by saying some people went full eco-terrorist until the problem got solved. MHA states the Olympics faded from the spotlight as Quirk usage was outlawed in them, but that's boring. Yeah- quirks seem like they are all registered, makes sense that would be on your ID.
One thing that didn't make immediate sense is how people would be able to train with their quirks in order to qualify to get into a hero academy?My immediate thought would be something akin to the training halls and the USJ that 13 built seeing as there are quirks that make construction relatively easy (easy job, easy pay to build and maintain a place where people can freely use their quirks).I imagine it'd be the quirk version of a gun range where certain quirks have to be used since it'd be illegal to do it in your house for fear fo blowing up your block.
>>66734519I'm sure "quirk gyms" are fairly common in that world. Places to exercise your quirk in safe environments. But, and this is brought up i the show, most people don't really exercise the full extent of their quirks because of all the regulations. It's not illegal to use your quirk as long as it doesn't cause anyone or anything else harm or whatever. So some quirks are easier to train or exercise than others.
>>66734009They don't need to cover up everything. The aim is not to keep things completely concealed but to have other countries think that there's a credible chance you have a top tier meta. Think about how both sides during the cold war bluffed about their weapon capabilities, or how even today nobody is quite sure what the Chinese anti-ship missiles are capable of or how effective a counter US anti-missile tech is.
>>66734589Obviously it depends on the quirk. If you had levitation powers like Deku's mom then you could train that shit at home unless you were trying to get strong enough to chuck boulders if it was even possible for you to do so
>>66734649>unless you were trying to get strong enough to chuck boulders if it was even possible for you to do soI wonder how many people go out into the wilderness and train.I wonder how much wilderness is even left. I know technology stopped progressing, with a shift to quirk research. But did human expansion stop? Did it accelerate? How much of the world is still un-industrialized. At the very least there's gotta be plenty of deserts and mountains to fuck off into.
>>66734704Japan itself still seems to be fairly wild outside of cities, or, at least the place where Giganigga is hiding out seems to be
>>66734748That seems to be case. & with the liberation army that entire city's population was able to train their quirks without licenses. So I think the theory of quirk gyms or something similar is probably true.
>>66734589Deku's mom is repeatedly shown using her quirk for convenience. >>66734614Again, I want to see a quirkless NUKE-MAN being a propaganda hero who keeps war from breaking out by making people think he has a top-tier quirk.>>66734704Probably human population regressed for a few decades as technology rewound and infrastructure decayed. I think it would be safe to say that human population in equivalent to the modern day. >>66734748Japan is just extremely urbanized.
This is probably one of the best threads that /tg/ has had in awhile.
>>66734862Thank you anon.
>>66734827>Again, I want to see a quirkless NUKE-MAN being a propaganda hero who keeps war from breaking out by making people think he has a top-tier quirk.so King from One Punch Man except not a joke?
>>66734704>>66734827I wouldn't be surprised if the various conflicts over the century probably leveled some areas and allowed for nature to take hold again. Hell, they even say in the intro if it hadn't been for the introduction of quirks they'd probably be in space now.
>>66734339>What about the fact that being psychic would be 'invisible' so speak? You can't tell someone is psychic by looking at them.Thought of that already actually, but people would come up with their own "qualities" and look for them: perhaps lots of psychics have a third eye, large foreheads, pointed ears, or intricate swirling skin markings on their palms? ...Even if these things weren't 'true' people would still look for them- simply because they disliked psychics that much.>You could even handwave it by saying some people went full eco-terrorist until the problem got solved.Many of 'our' problems would most likely be done away with due to the massive changes caused by powers. To comment on your example: there'd be people with plant elemental abilities or the power to eat or purify pollution. Lots of problems would be trivialized by superpowers, but there'd be 'new' problems. >but that's boring.Agreed, s'also half of why I think the Olympics would still be going on: it'd be VISUALLY SPECTACULAR and other countries would wish to continue it to "keep tabs" or to show off their impressive mutants- under the guise of "good will and world peace", just like how it is today. >>66734649>>66734589Real life would most likely be far more.. Utilitarian? Just out of necessity? There'd be powers that would be deemed harmless, there'd be powers that are just 'you' (and thus on all the time), and then there'd be actually quite dangerous powers- it'd be a case by case situation of whether or not a person could use their power in public or not. You can't outlaw someone who's made out of metal or 15ft tall, but the guy who breaths fire or can shoot energy beams from his eyes can choose to practice that in a safe location.... Like wise someone who can fly exists in a gray area: some places are safe, some aren't, mostly they don't want them to get 'run over' by a news/police helicopter or fried by a power line.
>>66734902Exactly. And government sponsored. And all his lines would be from Liberty Prime.
>>66734924Can you imagine watching liveleak in a world like that? nevermind the fucking porn.
>>66734952>nevermind the fucking porn.it's a fucking sin how few doujins of this series actually bother to have the characters use their quirks in them and how many of them are gay shit when it has the hottest girls in Shonen Jump
>>66733330>>66733679I'm going on the implication these hypothetical powers are genetic and not just arbitrarily handed out by the "power god" or plot convenience. If that's the case the big meme for countries is going to be genetic diversity and not numbers. Countries with lots of genetically diverse peoples, countries with lots of inter-racial marriage, and all that other social diversity bullshit is going to be advantageous for once because it'll mean a wider range of powers and abilities for both a people and it's nation. What I'm getting at here is certain powers are going to be more likely, less likely, or perhaps even limited by race..... Well, not 'race' persay, but your heritage, your family tree, genetics, etc.. Think of it this way:-Only Chinese people can teleport- specifically those from Hong Kong. -The 'Superman' Package: super strength, energy attack, levitation, but a weakness to 'x' metal is only found in White & Black people from American and Canada. Specifically, it's limited to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, the Dakotas, and Wyoming. -Only Australians have gravity controlling powers. They also have a "more than average" number of dream related powers.
>>66734924>man with literal tinfoil hat approaches you on subway>I know the other psychics sent you here to spy on me, but it won't work! My mind is a steel trap, you'll never get my secrets!>What the hell man, I don't even have a quirk, it says right her on my license. >Like I'd trust such gubmint nonsense, I know you mind-controlled the government to hide your presence, all you psychics can't fool me!There are still systematic problems that would need to be addressed- like reliance on fossil fuels. I largely say that they would have needed to be solved already because I prefer a more optimistic take, and would rather not have to deal with that bullshit during the story, you know? >>66734952I wonder what's going to happen to the furry community. Unironically. Someone who is not a part of your fetish emobodies your fetish. What do you do at that point? >>66735210Quirks sort of are and aren't genetic. They aren't because All for One and One for All show that they can be both taken and redistributed, though nobody knows this. They can be passed down from your parents, but this science isn't exact- one character, Endeavor, the #2 hero tries this, he marries a woman with an ice quirk to match his fire quirk to produce a kid with fire and ice so he can become the #1 hero, but he has like five kids and only his youngest can use both fire and ice.
>>66734339Yeah it's aimed at 12 year olds but plenty of other shonen shows demonstrate a realistic world. See the original Dororo which is aimed at a similar age range or even just yu-gi-oh. The other clearly has intent on the sort of world they wanted to make and have their characters inhabit. That world happens to be utopian on a level only matched by Pokemon. Like the poor character's parents are able to get jobs as construction workers for Pete's sake. The other's fairly obvious point in doing so is that in absence of harmful societal preasures (war, poverty, illness, etc) the vast majority of people would be good but passive people, while a small minority would actively seek out good deeds to do and an even smaller minority are deviants who simply enjoy causing harm. None of the bad guys are driven to evil out of need, only because they want to do the crimes.Like it's not an invalid setting to use for an rpg, but it is very different from what OP was talking about.
>>66735419Construction work is a very blue-collar job. That's the kind of job I'd expect poor people to have. Anon, I really think that you are making the mistake of thinking that if a show doesn't directly address something than it doesn't exist. By that logic, the united states as portrayed in How I Met Your Mother is disarmed since we never address the American armed services.
>>66733370>In My Hero Academia the world is straight up utopian.Holy speedreading
>>66735465>Construction work is a very blue-collar job. That's the kind of job I'd expect poor people to have.It'd be unironically pretty fun to watch quirk-land do construction work. I think Hero Academia got it right when large construction or public works would be REALLY fucking easy and quick to do now as... Well, there'd be people who'd be able to bend earth/geomancy, people who could spit or produce some kind of mud or concrete, natural dredgers and diggers, people with superstrength, levitation, people who're made of metal, and people who can melt stuff.You could just chill outside at the bus stop and watch a bunch of wacky people erect a new office building or a mall or an extension to a hospital in a few days.
>>66735308>I wonder what's going to happen to the furry community. Unironically. Someone who is not a part of your fetish emobodies your fetish. What do you do at that point?Gush and stalk them like weirdos anyway? I mean, if you have a cat chick who's a super hero you know the furries are busy making porn of her and what not which is probably calculated anyways considering how heros also use their position to get into various other professions and stardom to make up for the pay of being a supe hero
>>66735542You know that sounds to me like a superpowered version of automation. You could have twenty people build that office over the course of three months. Or you could instead have one dude take three weeks to do it, because he can levitate metal. I wonder how that affects unionization.
>>66735542Cementoss and Ochaco alone could destroy the construction industry. Add in people like Overhaul and Momo and it gets even wackier
>>66735670The only limitations being their quirks. I believe Cemetos can only manipulate and not create cement, Ochaco gets motion sickness using her quirk too much, momo is literally converting fat cells into different materials (how you scale that is beyond me considering the shit she can make) and who knows overhaul's limits because he's taken afte Abbadon now thanks to Shigaraki
>>66735465How I met your Mother still has the normal shitty aspects of life present and is presented as a real life accounting, albeit one sanitized for children. Similarly say unlike My Hero the Spectatular Spiderman has obvious implications that not everyone on the bad guy side is there do to choice, and there are reasons for evil beyond philosophy. Whereas MHA just has a world where it is assumed that everything is related to crime motivated by a desire to be a super villain and stopping them.As for blue collar jobs, yeah construction work is one of them, but compared to Japan or the US today. If construction worker is the floor it's pretty damn utopian.
How do you think religions would have changed? Japan has a long history of incorporating new religions and fucking around with them to create all sorts of nonsense. Take a lot of some of themhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_new_religionsI can see a lot of mysticism surrounding quirks and given their sudden appearance in society it wouldn't be strange for many people to attribute that to divine origin. When society initially collapsed in Japan i'm sure many of the more 'cult' types would have gone full apocalypse mode.
>>66735811Uraraka's parents are hardly portrayed as being 'the floor' however. >>66735814Well the Middle East I imagine would crack down on that pretty hard- acting as a prophet is top-tier heresy, and they crack down very hard on that.
>>66728715All for one can go from generation to generation in a short time span. There has been 3 people with the quirk in the last 20-30 years. There are some other stuff I can argue about but it really doesn't matter
>>66735841Maybe the manga goes into shit more, anime watcher only here, but at present it looks like like the Vulture from the newest spiderman movie would be impossible in MHA.
>>66735841>acting as a prophet is top-tier heresyWhat if some guy early on convices people that he is a prophet? That's very reasonable if it happens early enough when quirks were not well known.If Muhammad Muhammad from down the road suddenly can fly around or shoot lasers from his eyes and he tells me that he is the next coming of Allah I'd be inclined to believe him.
>>66735965Mohammad is the last prophet end of sentence. Anyone who says they spoke to a god, or an angel gets executed immediately. That's how the religion works, and they aren't the kind of people to offer a lot of leeway there.
>>66736000Maybe, I don't know a lot about Islam, so I can't make any argument.My players don't know anything either, so I might use the idea anyway.
>>66735308>I wonder what's going to happen to the furry community. Unironically. Someone who is not a part of your fetish emobodies your fetish. What do you do at that point?Picture this from the other direction. You turn 5 and your quirk manifests and, surprise! You are going to spend the rest of your life as a... *rolls dice* ...freakish pelican man. That is your quirk: your are a birdperson, specifically a pelican, with all of the power that implies. You living god, you.While not the top of your list of priorities at age 5, when you grow up? You kind of just have to hope that you will meet someone some day who is into that. Your dating prospects pretty much get limited to the freaky and the people into that.And hell, at least Pelican Man has a fetish community he can appeal to. In the USJ incident fight, one of the villians that shows up is a man MADE OF GIANT DOMINOS. We don't know if that comes with any actually fucking powers, but imagine how much that guys teenage years sucked.
>>66736089You'll have an easier time in the US- there's a strain of 'born-again', 'revivalism' in the United States that's all about 'I personally have received a revelation about god' so it makes the most sense there. >>66736102I figured people who have transformative quirks are just born that way.
>>66736000Here's the thing, the same is supposed to go in Christianity. Jesus fulfilled the prophets and as such there should be no more prophets. Yet Mormonism exists. It is entirely plausible that there would be some sort of super-hero based Mormonism but for Islam in a super heroes universe.
>>66736141Yeah, but the political climate is very different- the Mormons were told to fuck off to Utah, and that was in a secular nation where religion isn't supposed to matter. In a theocratic nation, they aren't going to put up with that- and modern muslim nations have executed self-appointed profits in the past.
>>66734924>Agreed, s'also half of why I think the Olympics would still be going on: it'd be VISUALLY SPECTACULAR and other countries would wish to continue it to "keep tabs" or to show off their impressive mutants- under the guise of "good will and world peace", just like how it is today.The problem is that doing that conflicts with the quirk doctrine that the world governments that successfully bounced back from chaos live by. Which is to say: we are going to pretend REALLY FUCKING HARD that quirks don't exist whenever we possibly can, and we actively resent anyone that reminds us otherwise. This is why you can't use your quirk in public, why people with inhuman appearance are discriminated against, and all sorts of other shit. The civilized world is essentially roleplaying as early 21st century earth because thats the last time that the world made sense and they have no fucking idea how to actually progress as a world and acknowledge the realities of a quirk heavy society. So their answer to that uncertainty is to bury their head in the sand and let the heroes punish anyone that steps out of line with their powers.The olympics celebrating quirks would normalize the exceptional rather than cover it up. MHA Earth needs to maintain the obviously false illusion that all of its people are equal. This is doomed to fail, actively failing in plain sight even, but its the illusion their society runs on.
>>66735542Its worth pointing out that, making this even weirder, all of those construction workers using their powers have funny costumes. Because in MHA, you can not use your power in public without a license. Fullstop. This is the basis of Ochako's motivation to become a hero, remember: specifically so that it will be legal for her to use her gravity powers to help her parent's business.On the one hand, it makes sense that wouldnt want people to use their powers in public without assurance that they have trained in their power and know how to use it safely. The problem is that, in MHA, the only path to such a certification is the hero career.
>>66736238Well no, she wants to be a hero so she can get rich. Not so she can help her parents construction company, because they don't want her to help their company.
>>66735308>They aren't because All for One and One for All show that they can be both taken and redistributedThat doesn't mean they aren't genetic, it just means that genetic altering quirks exist.
>>66736306Well Deku's response indicates knowledge of it would completely upend societies understandings of quirks. Also the only marker people have for having a quirk is whether you are missing an extra pinkie toe bone.
>>66735962>but at present it looks like like the Vulture from the newest spiderman movie would be impossible in MHA.what do you mean by that? I haven't seen the movie
>>66736171The whole idea of superheros being prominent in society shits all over that idea anon.
>>66736384>Also the only marker people have for having a quirk is whether you are missing an extra pinkie toe bone.An the structure of your bones isn't influenced by your genetics?
>>66736970It is, but it's seen as a marker, rather than related- the theory is that the human body is becoming more efficient in getting rid of the superfluous knuckle. It also sounds like it's not a hard rule either.
>>66736000That's absolutely not true. In Sudan the basic requirement for having charisma as a religious influencer is to call yourself a prophet.
>>66737134My pet theory is that the rapid spread of quirks is due to a release of a kind of retro-virus that's changed the genetics of many people on the earth. It explains how something that should take thousands of years to reach the entire population, took only a couple. Of course the virus doesn't 'take' to everyone and it has to be introduced at birth. The more I think about it though, the more like midicholrains it sounds.
>>66737193>and it has to be introduced at birthI mean in utero.
>>66736238>Because in MHA, you can not use your power in public without a license. Fullstop.Wrong. Absolutely wrong. You can use your quirks in public if they don't cause harm to anyone or anything, and don't impact anyone or anything negatively. Of course this means pretty heavy restrictions, and regulations, but you can use your quirks in public without a license.
>>66733370You're skipping a century or two of history, MHA is set way farther in the future than you think.
>>66728715Where was it ever said in MHA that superpowers are recent?
>>66728715Compared to current heroes who often have a small retinue between 3 to 12 sidekicks at once, only having 1 or 2 could be considered basically working alone.
>15 years ago All Might had a one-night stand with a woman who has a minor light-creation Quirk>she can make laser pointer beams and glitter sparkles and stuff>nine months later, she gives birth to a son, your PC>he inherits a combination of both parent's Quirks, effectively being a new lineage of One For All>but instead of boosting his strength, All For One boosts the light control power he got from his mom>and, like Deku, it also broke off the volume control knob so he can use it at 100% or not at all>as a result less than a second of exposure to his power is sufficient to cause permanent blindness, barring the intervention of a medical Quirk>he can also make full-blown military-grade laser beams to blast people with, but they also blind everyone with line-of-sight of the target due to the light scattering>he has to wear laser safety goggles to prevent him from blinding himself with his own powerWould you allow him as a PC in a My Hero Academia campaign, /tg/?
>>66737193this seems likely because when quirks first appeared, some of them appeared in middle aged people instead of only as toddlers. One of All For One's "victims" was a guy who begged him to take his quirk away because suddenly growing huge monster fangs was ruining his life
>>66740259Can you stat him with the point buy? No? Then no.
>>66737323There are at least two canon characters that went through hero training to get their license just so that they could use their powers in public without being stopped by the cops, and then you have the guy from vigiliantes that just have a movement power and the cops tell him to knock it off before they have to arrest him.The law is unenforceable, so they let a lot of little shit slide and mostly just give out warnings. But, legally speaking, you are not supposed to be using your quirk at all. Because a recurring point of MHA is that the law can't deal with the reality of superpowers, and the law almost never distinguishes between 'can turn my arm hair any color I want' and 'can teleport all of your blood into space, killing you instantly', they law treats them both the same as quirks.
>>66740259No, not only because it adheres itself uneccessarily to canon characters, but it breaks the rules of how those characters work. There is only ever a single All For One quirk. It can't be duplicated. Allmight passing it on to Deku meant that Allmight himself no long had it, just some energy he had built up over time he could ration out for a while. Change the backstory, and it sounds like a character that would benefit greatly from some kind of mirror-box sort of support gear that helps focus the light and cut down on collateral damage. If you can't regulate the output on the user level, regulate how much of it is let out by the gear.Also, and this is always important to MHA quirks: what does overuse of this power look like? EVERY quirk in MHA is a physical ability, full stop. No ones body has infinite stamina or energy, so no quirk has infinite use. Presumably your laser has a physical cost or stressor that it places on the body if you push it too hard or too long. Like how the glittery dude gets a stomach ache if he fires his belly laser more than a couple times in a row.
>>66740282In Mutants and Masterminds? Yeah, you could. You just wouldn't be able to be assured of instant blindness. >Laser Beam 10: Ranged Damage 10 (laser) linked to Blinding Aura 10: Perception Area Cumulative Affliction (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; Visually Impaired, Visually Disabled, Visually Unaware), Limited toVision, Sustained Duration (60 points)>Alternate Ability: Holograms 10: Visual Illusion 10 linked to Blinding Aura 10 (1 point)>Alternate Ability: Blinding Field: Burst Area 3 Visual Concealment 4 Attack (all visual senses) linked to Blinding Aura 10 (1 point)>Alternate Ability: Dazzling Burst 10: Dazzling Burst: Burst Area Cumulative Affliction Resistedby Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated), Sight-Dependent linked to Blinding Aura (1 point)>Protective Goggles: Immunity to Visual Attacks (5 gear points)
>>66740352>There is only ever a single All For One quirk. It can't be duplicated. Allmight passing it on to Deku meant that Allmight himself no long had it, just some energy he had built up over time he could ration out for a while.Quirks can be inherited genetically - it's possible that if All Might had a child, they'd inherit a version of One For All, beginning a new line of One For All users unrelated to the one he passed onto Deku.It's why Endeavour married a woman with an ice-generation Quirk to try to create a child strong enough to surpass All Might.>Also, and this is always important to MHA quirks: what does overuse of this power look like?What did overuse of All For One look like for All Might or Deku, besides the destruction of their own bodies from exceeding their physical limits?
>>66740259One For All doesn't work that way
>>66740259Hell no, you sound like the worst sort of fanfiction-faggot.Be your own hero, not the bastard son of Japan's #1 hero.
>>66740259>blinding the rest of the party when ever you use your powerI would but the other players would certainly not.
>>66740499>>66740259All Might having a kid is pretty stupid and lore breaking, and it's doubtful that OFA even could get passed down like that. Your quirk could just be that strong on its own without resorting to stupid mary sue shit
>>66728715speed reader confirmed
>>66740794cracks me up every time
>>66736171Stop being a speed reader dammit. You can use your quirk in public as long as it don't cause inconvinience for others. Also the olympic don't allow quirks usage because it will turn out into a case of " who has the better quirk ". Stop projecting. MHA never stated that all people are equal, it said that people are not equal in the first chapter you braninlet.
>>66728483Did you say minority?I hate minorities! REEEEEEEEEE BUILD A WALL FUCK THOSE SUPERNIGGERS THEY MAKE UP ONLY 13 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION BUT CONTRIBUTE 50 PERCENT OF THE CRIMES
>>66740712>All Might having a kid is pretty stupid and lore breaking,Hey. even All Might was young once, and it's not like he was heroing 24/7. Add in that he's got a built-in secret identity thanks to how his Quirk works. I could totally see taking a day off and spending the night with a cute girl.>>66740700Buying a point of Gear to get a pair of goggles with Immunity to Visual Effects would cost 1 CP, which is probably less than what they'd earn from the first session.
>>66729536That's fucking dumb. Strong quirk has nothing to do with races, there is noway you will know first hand that which quirk is strong and week. bring that retarded politics elsewhere.>>66730240MHA human are superhuman, so I don't think guns are gonna change much>>66734924What is this " psychic " are you guys talking about? Do you mean mind control?>>66735210Nope, that's just fucking dumb.
>>66728409IMHO, depends how a few factors:A) How accepting we are of the idea of Non-human shaped Sapients.B) What percentage of quirk users inherent non-human shapes.C) The range in severity and varied these forms are and how willing we are to accommodate them.Honestly, we as a society have already played the idea of non-human sapience though our media for a good length of time, so the leap is not really big in any measure.The second point I believe is the biggest factor. If not many quirk users have non-human shapes then I predict there wouldn't be much urgency to address the issue.Lastly, If the varied forms are mostly non-radical, benign or easily countered if mildly harmful, then the willingness of society to integrate is higher.
>>66740978Lol are you being ironic, cause you sound really like a /pol/tard right now.
>>66741076I think that's the joke, but he is right. Despite only making up 13% of the population, mutants make up over 50% of villains
>>66741095That's true in canon as well, you just look as the one Allmight fought and it dawn on you that mutants are monsters.
>>66734952Yeah, its kinda like how a few settings note how shapeshfitng can really spice up a sex life
>>66741489even without mutants you have Mina and Bakugo's mom being able to make infinite lube, Tokoyami always having a threesome and all the bondage potential from Jirou, Ibara and Kamui Wood's quirks
>>66740296Well at least in Japan. Japan historically being a bit more overly statist and beuracratic than most nations. So the next question is how might other nations deal with this problem instead? I think it might be implied that superhero's aren't a direct arm of the government in the USA like they are in Japan, since it was 11 individuals in Rhode Island that started the Hero system over there. Also another question- how might borders have shifted during the timeline? I could easily see the Korea's coming to blows during the chaos.>>66741037I didn't mention race at all anon. I mentioned a guy being eight foot tall and being on Fox News.>>66741073You need to differentiate between people that rational and irrational anon. Consider the pointless differences in appearance we already kill ourselves over. Having a cat-head is something much more extreme than having a different skin-tone.
There was a KKK-like Japanese group seen in MHA, the villains were raiding them for cash.Everyone wore skull masks, there were alot of candles.Their particular beef was with people who looked sufficiently non-human, the lizard dude on the villain team particularly disgusted them while being attacked, but since this was so long after the troubles their secret society was pretty anemic.
>>66741602Mina's lube is acidic though.
>>66741626So they would be very modern equivalents then? (or the modern equivalent of the KKK, a few years back, since groups like the Neo-Nazi's and Klan are on the rise right now).
>>66741636she can lower the acidity to levels where it's not harmful
>>66741145Tooru is in this picture and you can't prove otherwise.
>>66729430Its technically outlawed by the time MHA takes place, old scorched face is the result of his dad, the number two hero, leveraging his power and wealth to make officials look the other way.
>>66741911Japanese still has marriages that are family arranged, right? As in real life.Sure its meant to work by introducing a young man and a young woman and having them go on a date, but nothing stops the rest of the family from putting pressure on the family member.
>>66741948Iirc he outright said his dad abused his position to arrange the marriage, as in it's not allowed but when you're the number two hero you have enough money, connections and outright leverage to get the people meant to prevent this stuff look away. I distinctly remember it being illegal because you had situations like you said, families "pressuring" their kid into it a marriage or just outright telling them its happening to create super quirks. Then again that all was happening near the beginning so shit was bonkers.
>>66742202I'm glad the manga finally brought back villain shenanigans after over a year of them not appearing. I missed those fucking losers
>>66741911It's not outlawed mate, frown on, sure, outlawed, no.
>>66738461That's the thing- there's no year date for events in MHA.But people obsessively think that it's set like 200 years in the future because muh commercial spaceflight.For all we know, the big unrest period in the past could've replaced the World Wars or something.
>>66743657they explictly say that technological advancement was stalled by the advent of quirks, but the technology is just more advanced than ours. It's the future
>>66730643The Dark Below is actually a really good take on it. The author clearly put a lot of effort into the world building aspect of it all.
>>66743657Aside from technological stagnation and a few throw away comments about it, we also have All for One and One for All to go off of. We know both were born right around the time Quirks started popping up.All Might is probably in his mid-late 50s, and he got OFA before high school. I wouldn't assume all OFA users lasted as long as him, but I think they at least made it a while since it doesn't seem like AFO actively hunted them down (seems the opposite, really).So a minimum of 100 years, at least, seems reasonable.
>>66728340>>66728409Anti-quirk bigotry gets downgraded into human supremacy, where the main target are demonstrably inhuman-looking quirks.
>>66728512Japan was basically controlled by All For One. It was a shithole. Mos Eisley bad. All Might singlehandedly pulled them out of the abyss.
>>66744950Like how South Korea was secretly controlled by 8 women?
>>66728512The 7 heroes of rhode island were the first to be recognized by the government, compared to all the vigilantes that had existed prior.
>>66745240>Rhode IslandWhy that state out of all of them?I can't think of anything interesting in Rhode Island.
>>66745285Like the other anon stated, it might be an intentional shoutout to the original justice league.
>>66741636She can freely control exactly how acidic it is, though.
Behold my quirk Brown Sound, from special pads on my body I release bursts of vibrational energy that cause intestinal distress.Fight me!!! If!! You!!!! Dare!!!!!
>>66745502You would be defeated easily by the comedic side-characters who have no dignity to begin with, turns out they shat their pants before they even reached you.
>>66745011What reference is that?
I once had the option of joining a BNHA type game but I didn't join because someone said my quirk was lame and then there were some scheduling issues. I was calling it Pucker - dude's lips/mouth were extremely stretchy and durable. Dude was able to "launch" his lips with bruising force, prolonged contact also drained vital energy with whatever they touched.
>>66745285The JLA started in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island in the Secret Sanctuary before swapping out for the Satellite.
>>66728292It would be like X-men, because BNHA is just X-men but normies can do weird party tricks like using their thumb as a lighter.
>>66746318Hero Academia is nothing like X-Men, the characters aren't constantly whining about how HATED AND FEARED they are and screwing up everyone elses plotlines in the setting by forcing in their bullshit.
>>66746551MHA skips over the Magneto/Professor X shit. Their version of Magneto has been dead for like 50 years
>>66746551You're right, they're too busy forcing children to fight public bloodsports for the approval of their corporate masters and turning a legacy of pro-bono first responders into a culture of glorified pop idols.
>>66746654That pretty much instantly makes it different from the X-Men.They aren't forever retreading muties being a stand-in for whatever minority is topical at the moment since people with superpowers are everywhere.
>>66741027He got the secret identity later, after being injured fighting AfO. When he started, he only had one form.
>>66740499While that's true that quirks can (and usually are) inherited genetically, according to the lore of the series One for All cannot be duplicated (See Monoma) or Stolen (Can't be passed on unwillingly or stolen by All for one), which means that the only way a baby could inherit it from All might is if he passed it down willingly to the baby - which wouldn't turn out very well, cause the baby would probably kill itself on the first activation, and All might would lose the power. As another example, All Might's mentor Nana had at least one kid, and they didn't inherit One for All, and several other One for All users most likely tried to have kids.If One for All could be inherited and multiply that way, All for One would have been MUCH more thorough in exterminating the users. And it would be more efficient for One for All users to pump out dozens of kids in hope of duplicating One for All again than it would be to actually train on their own.
>>66746878Monoma could copy One For All, he just couldn't copy the power stored inside it, so it was useless
>>66746654>>66746686BNHA doesn't address the elephant in the room where 99 percent of the population is either menaced by monsters or expected to worship the 1 percent that fights the monsters as if they were Japanese idols.
>>66746930You're right, forgot that - so technically speaking, if someone could copy a quirk indefinitely, they could get a copy of One for All - which would be garbo compared to the original and totally lore breaking, but hey, it's still One for All.
>>66746957There's the fact that a lot of heres basically market themselves anyways. It's another way that they make money aside from whatever other side hussles they engage in with their main duties.
>>66746957AfO fixed that
>>66741602Or Momo's quirk.
>>66747173She doesn't need a quirk to be kinky.
>>66728292Unironically pic.Granted, a microcasm, but indicative nonetheless.
>>66747173>When I see a fellow MomoCHAD.
>>66746957what do you mean it doesn't address that? That was the entire point of the Stain arc, and Endeavor becoming the #1 hero
>>66747173>>66747253>>66747330what's it like to be obsessed with fictional cartoon women?
>>66746669>Y hero's no risk they're lives 4 free?!?By that logic, soldiers, cops, and firefighters should exclusively accept admiration and gratitude as payment.
>>66747562Remember how firefighters have martial arts tournaments to decide who gets to be King of the Firefighters while everyone sucks the dick of strong firefighters even if its an open secret he beats his wife?
>>66728292>DC>Superheroes are first responders>The main idea of being a superhero is protecting people>Superheroes are humble about power levels. Wildcat is on the same team as Dr. Fate and Batman is on the same team as Superman. If you can contribute, you're a peer.>Superheroes respect mundane governments and human determinism but don't cuck to their demands.>Boko>Superheroes are pop idols>The main idea of being a superhero is being able to physically beat up everyone else.>Borderline caste system. Fuck you if you don't have powers.>Superheroes take both corporate and government cock and ask for moreHoly fuck why is Boku's setting so shit?
>>66747869BHA is about normal people with super powers and how even people with amazing powers aren't necessarily heroes or even good people.It's like Mineta says. People aren't cool because they're heroes, they're heroes because they're cool.
>>66747931DC is about that to.They just know when to call someone a supervillain.
>>66747869go back to /a/.
>>66747981>DC is about that to.>Batman>Wonder Woman>The Martian>normal in any wayThe most normal DC hero I can think of is the Flash and some incarnations of Robin, and not even every one of them. It's par for the course for DC characters to be almost completely defined by their otherness. The big exception might be Superman because he's defined by the fact he personally works to overcome his otherness himself. The argument could also be made for Billy Batson, since he's just a kid with magic powers.
>>66747869Because Idolshit will remain Idolshit.Even if the shell and paint is different. So every single "Idol" will remain relevant for all arcs, regardless of power level, somewhat ruining the needed for a Hero system.But its also Xmen x Wuxia. Where if your quirk is NOT completely useless(looking at you Bendy Fingers), you can train to improve it, maybe a tier or two.And git gud at Martial Arts.Because everyone loves Martial Arts.Its also a Shounen jump mangaSo to keep ratings "every single chapter need a hype page" so it stays ahead in the ratins, and doesn't get canceled. Which means a lot of arcs slow to a crawl since you need to halt or interrupt the narrative to deliver some kind of hype page. I.e a punch, a flirt, or a double page spread. Every. Single. Chapter.Still better than western shit, because its one work, one vision, one spinoff, one chapter at a time
>>66745544Serial Grape-ist is already wearing a diaper.
>>66748720>He hasn't taken the episodic story telling pill yet>Actually thinks Boku stacks up to real capesGardner Fox stories from the 60's where everyone has the same voice and personality alone curbstomp Boku in creativity and storytelling.
>>66748720>Point out the problems Boko has relative to western capeshit>"Yeah but its still better"Ehhhhh?
>>66747562It would be like if policeman got sponsorship deals.
>>66747562>>66749090This.BNHA is Robocop but has enough maudlin bullshit about MUH SYMBOL OF HOPE that people ignore the logical implications of the setting.BNHA is DC/Marvel but for stupid people.
>>66749673At least it's not as bad as Tiger & Bunny, where Pepsi will force you to wear brands on your costume.
>>66749673Anime is generally western concepts dumbed down for stupid people.
>>66749811Why do the Japanese suck so much corporate and government cock?
>>66749835naturally authoritarian culture + America forcing incredibly restrictive laws on them post-WW2
>>66749835Ironically because they have such a collectivist culture- that extends to a collective culture to the business place. It is virtuous to work yourself to death, because it's viewed as improving the lot of the whole- the company or the country. Of course this is why we have NEETs and Otaku. They get burned out in a culture that expects them to work 120% of their energy all the time for no real reward. So you get a lot of young people who have sworn off the system and just watch anime all day.
>>66749911How did the post-war-peace effect them? Far as I know the only remnant of that is they can't have an army (and they don't really want or need an army anyway) and we broke up their monopolies (Zaibatsu) but they very quickly reformed them anyway.
>>66749673> series explicitly points out how fucked the system is and paints it in a negative light> several characters comment on it, and its the driving force behind a whole generation of villians following the ideals of Stain> "I, the discerning reader, have managed to divine this truth that no one else could ever imagine: the hero system is fucked. PRAISE ME!"You managed to recognize the point of a story aimed at young teenagers. Congratulations, but you lose points because you failed to apply it to its intended contextual target of japanese collectivism.
>>66750126The important bit is that we spent literally decades after WW2 systematically dismantling their culture and reshaping their youth to be america-adjacent. This fucked them up in a lot of ways. Too many to describe in any kind of reasonable manner here, go look it up. But it was a part of a two-pronged effort in post WW2 cleanup: Japan had to be properly declawed so that we could be sure they wouldn't resurge into another 'we are the master race' kick on us and do a Germany and make a WW3 on us in another 10 years, and on the US side of things we GREATLY de-emphasized the pacific theater so that they could paint over the fact that Japan had been the enemy so we could be allies now. This is a large part of why almost every WW2 movie focuses on the Nazis, and not the Japanese.
>>66750236I think you are misreading things. The Pacific Theater gets less movies because it was a really nasty theater. Same reason you don't see many WW2 films set in Russia or China. We also didn't really have to rewrite the history textbooks to make Japan an ally, at least not more than we did with the Germans. The line for the Germans is that it was all the Nazi's fault, and we'd gotten rid of the Nazi's- for the Japanese there was a touch of racialism- that they'd all been lead astray by a handful of militarists, but now that we'd taken care of them we could easily indoctrinate them in the American way. For the Japanese part, they quietly pretended the warcrimes never happened, and painted the problem as being militarism itself- and that Japan should focus inwards, rather than expand outwards. This is also where we get the Japanese victim complex about the war and the 'moral debate' about the atom bombs- way more Japanese were killed in the fire-bombings of Tokyo, but they don't bring those up because the Japanese also killed a ton of people with fire-bombings. They instead say that they were victims of the Atom Bomb, since they were the only nation who ever nuked. I'd also say Japanese culture wasn't really rebuilt- Americans for all their faults aren't really interested in running governments in other countries. The US wanted them to be an ally- a disarmed ally, and a democracy, and we've never been given any reason to disagree with them on those things (again the Japanese don't really want an army when America is more than willing to foot the bill) so we remain solid allies. Also it helped that the new generation of Japanese gained two-inches of height on their parents when we started exporting beef to them.
>>66746551x-men would be early in a setting like MHA, which takes place long enough later that it's nearly impossible for any mutant hating groups to exist because of how much of a minority people without powers are.
>>66746231Dumb~ BNHA is a shit universe to run actually good superheros in, way better to have shitty half-baked powers that you have to actually work to make useful.
>>66750784You don't even say why it's dumb, you just say it is, and the rest doesn't make sense unless you have a really bizarre idea of how a superhero setting is supposed to work.
>>66750751mutant haters do still exist, but the only ones we've seen are a bunch of LARPing idiots who get killed in 4 panels by the LoV
>>66750784>way better to have shitty half-baked powers that you have to actually work to make useful....you mean like the vast majority of the cast?Mirio is the standout example of someone who got a crap power and worked his ass off to make it godly, but he's far from the only one. Momo's quirk is only incredibly useful in theory, in practice there are so many limitations stacked on it that she struggles to make more than basic objects and a small number of things she has researched. Kaminari can't use his powers for anything serious without turning into a retard. Shinso can only use his quirk on people that verbally respond to him. And so on. Its only a small number of people who have quirks that are both powerful and widely useful.
>>66750902That's my point anon.Having a really good super power doesn't fit the universe thus other anons power being 'lame' is a good thing.
>>66750965Oh. In that case we agree. Pucker's weird elasti-lips is obviously a dumb power, but its one perfectly in keeping with the style of MHA's quirks. The real question is whether or not its good enough to pass the entrance exam.
>>66751034You can get in via recommendations.
>>66751034UA isn't the only hero school in Japan, it's just the best one. If anon is playing a hero instead of a student he could have gone to a shitty school with a lower barrier to entry, or a private school where you pay to get in. Think community college, not Ivy league. That's how I'm running my MHA campaign.
>>66751048So... nepotism, then? Imagine being the kid of someone with Mister Fantastic level stretch powers, and all you have is elasti-lips. But your dad really wants you to be a hero anyway, convinced you can do it, and pulls strings to get you into a hero academy you seemingly have no chance of doing well at.
>>66751034>The real question is whether or not its good enough to pass the entrance exam.he could have always gone to a school other than UA. Ketsubutsu has way lower standards than UA
>>66751074There are also plenty of heroes who move over from abroad for one reason or another. His hero could be from anywhere, have transfered over because his reputation at home is bad, or because he's chasing a crime group or villain, or because he needs an internship with a pro before getting there himself and is on some program, or because his wife left him due to his obsession with his career so he needed to escape home.
>>66751141Hmmm. Maybe he isn't technically a 'hero', he's something like a private detective. He comes overseas chasing down a case, and if he wants to use his powers in-country he needs to be on a Hero Visa that recognizes his status, so he isn't a vigilante. So a non hero that gets caught up in bullshit hero culture he initially doesn't care about at all, trying to focus instead on what he is actually there to do and getting further tangled up in the affairs of local heroes that respond to the same mess he is after.
>>66751080recommended students still have to go through an exam, which is harder than the regular one because your against everyone who also got recommended.Also you don't need a quirk do be a decent hero, Stain is on the level of pros with a shitty quirk because of his level of physical prowess. And even if you weren't that good, most pro-heroes aren't expected to tackle villains above their weight, they just wait for someone more qualified and do what they can helping civilians and such
>>66741037>What is this " psychic " are you guys talking about? Do you mean mind control?Mind Control, Telekineses, Telepathy, Astral Projection, and a whole host of other minor to mild PSI abilities. The problem with Psychics is the personally invasive and discreet nature of their abilities: psychics can make you think things, they can change your mind, they can control you, they can read your thoughts, they can even astral project an intangible, invisible, ethereal, version of themselves to spy on people and there's nothing most individuals would be able to do about it; they can do a lot of things that are the best of times inherently rude and at the worst of times a gross, cruel, and unquestionably despicable breach of human dignity and privacy. It shouldn't be difficult to understand why people would despise or distrust psychics.Even just a simple psychic who can interact or observe people's dreams would be disliked for it's numerous social and personal implications. >Nope, that's just fucking dumb.You're being ignorant. There are numerous biological differences between ethnicities: some of them are obvious, some of them are more discreet, it would be inherently foolish to think that hereditary superpowers would just be magically equally spread out and not more restricted or geographically based like lactose intolerance or what have you. I'm also not saying these things specifically in regard to the MHA canon, but in response to OP's original question: "What would the global socio-political arena look like in a world like My Hero Academia's?"So, like, don't get confused or whatever.
>>66736170Several states actually declared literal war on Mormonism and killed Mormons on sight. That's why they fucked off to the desert. There is no reason a sufficiently charismatic and powerful prophet couldn't like take all his followers deeper into the desert of Arabia and go all Waco on the house of Saud.
>>66738433So it took two hundred years to get to utopia. That doesn't change my point.
>>66736507Him and his boys are primarily motivated by being forced into poverty from their construction jobs disappearing.
>>66751349>hereditary superpowersHere's the thing anon. Quirks were not initially distributed based on race, nor was there a specific singular progenitor gene as quirks developed in much of the worlds population within a single generation.I'd assume that everyone in MHA is ethnically Japanese, unless otherwise stated, and we see a gigantic array of different mutations and powers. This means that the initial distribution of powers was random across all populations.After this initial distribution it seems quirks are inherited to a degree by offspring, but even in this we see a variance that seems to be greater than one would expect with 'simple' genetic inheritance. Given this, I don't think at all foolish that the majority of superpowers are randomly spread out. Maybe in a couple of thousand years after some powers prove themselves to give a higher level of fitness I'd expect some regional variation, but in the 100 or so years? No.>inb4>I'm also not saying these things specifically in regard to the MHA canon, but in response to OP's original question: "What would the global socio-political arena look like in a world like My Hero Academia's?"A world 'like' MHA follows the same rules, that means the same rules for initial distribution of powers.
>>66750135>The ones most active in changing the system are a psychopath who licks blood>Everyone else just accepts it, bends over, and takes corporate and goverment dick up the ass.Does it hurt being so fucking stupid?
>>66751349This isn't much of a problem in DC because telepaths are comparatively rare there and Martian Manhunter influences good manners on other telepaths.
>>66740296Which two canon characters are you referring to? Most likely the case is that their quirks can be seen as potentially harmful or negatively impactful, which is they are/weren't allowed to use them in public. Or perhaps they wanted to use them to their full potential in public. It's hard to say without knowing which characters you're referring to. As for the vigilante example, the police tell him to knock it off because a movement power could very easily cause damage to himself, someone else, or even property damage if he causes a collision. & I might be remembering this wrong, so please correct me if I am. They actually let him go, under the condition that he's careful.
People seem to be forgetting a lot of these powers do come with limitations on them, some to greater and lesser degrees than others.The dude who could mind control people by having them respond to him would be pretty broken until you realize he can't turn them into deep cover agents because they are basically zombie tier intellgent and can't perform complex commands and attempting to do this on, I think, more than 5 people at once causes him to pass out from the sheer amount of stress.Then you have guys like bakugo who could no doubt level parts of s city but if you could keep up the stress and force him to over exert he'd destroy his body in the process. The really dangerous ones would be guys like Shiagraki and Todoroki in terms of sheer destructive power but even long range engagements and enough firepower could put them down
>>66751080Does aunt Super-Becky still go to jail for clearly bribing her kids into a top-tier school?
>>66751563All-Might has got to have some American blood in him somewhere.
>>66753099nah he's just an anime character, they all look weird
>>66748917>>66748877Its not my fault Japfucks keep producing good shit at a weekly basis, so the Pocketbook format you actually read physical turns out a lot better than Western Comics trade/compilation issues.The same if you binge in online format, to catch up, or have the sensibility to only read arc to arc.I can't really say the same of Capeshit. Sure, stuff like Beyond Saga reaches towards 10/10, but a lot of capeshit is essentially a multicomic franchise setup to work to mirror the event comics. Which again means only the event comics get good focus and good storylines, and arcs are only readable if you get a deeper reading list that covers both the comics you want to read and the other that diverges into that.Capeshit also have another problem: If a series is ongoing for longer than 1-2 years, its going to get hit with the status quo hammer.Which means short arcs are readable, but weekly follow is not a thing you want to engage in. And with title crosspromotion, shit gets messy. Meanwhile i haven't even seen a manga that has fucked up that badly on crosspromotion on its spinoffs. Meanwhile One Piece is soon at chapter 1000 in a years time, and will continue without any form of rebooting, towards the goal of Luffy becoming the Pirate King, whatever that entails. One Piece has been serialized since 1997. Its also what makes it fun to read mediocre works like History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, since its the same thing there.Do i have another contradicting point to make? YesIf you go read 60s and 70s comics, its completely different because nothing stops you from keep on reading, beyond having access.I also really enjoyed Invincible, because it did everything right, on the top of having a actual ending, which means every single issue is working towards that ending, where every single new arc also contributes in large strides.I also really enjoyed stuff like Prophet, Wonder Man and Irredeemable because they also do that.
>>66753099All Might is just cosplaying as something he isn't.Its quite a large bit of his character.
I know there is a kid in this that has weaponized sweat, and an old dude that can control his blood. What can't be weaponized?How would you make tears or snot into an offensive weapon?
>>66753182>Implying One Piece isn't a shambling zombie of a story like Berserk that needs a reboot and new writer like old yeller needs a bullet to the head.Also you read like you're high. Don't post when you're high stupid.
>>66753275>snotSneezing very hard. Potentially combined with something like Mineta's quirk for projectiles.
>>66750801'Cause stretchy death kisses is dumb
>>66753302That's not snot or mucus - that's lungs.
>>66753320I mean, so are pelvic thrust lasers. But MHA is a pretty lighthearted setting, it's not supposed to be completely serious.
>>66753347You asked how I'd turn snot into an effective weapon; the answer is high powered sneezes and a quirk that turns the snot into something that's useful as a projectile.
>>66753347>>66753275rip off Artemis Fowl and have it work like dwarf saliva, a strong adhesive that also hardens when exposed to air for long periods of time
>>66753286>Actually dissing Berserk
>>66753404Modern Berserk is a shadow of what it once was.
>>66753387Nose Glue?Gross!>>66753354Some powers don't deserve to be heroic. =D This is one of them. Like you can't improve Death Kisses.
>>66753275>How would you make tears or snot into an offensive weapon?Snots easy, its already a projectile. You just need to have the snot do something if it hits you. Paralytic toxin snot that works on skin contact would be a pretty nasty close range attack. Tears are harder, because they have no range so even if your tears had special properties you can't use the tears directly. Maybe its a two step thing, like you have to cry out some tears, wipe them on your hands, and then slap someone with it while your fingers are still wet to trigger the effect. Which isn't an idea method of transmission, but if the effect is worth the payoff could be good. "My tears turn anyone who touches them but me into a chicken for about an hour" is a nasty effect even if you have to really work to get it off.
>>66753415So you talking the new anime or the manga dipshit, because the new anime IS shit but the manga is not and you never specified.
>>66753430Or just have it so that you produce LARGE amounts of tears for the effect.
>>66753430>Tears are harder, because they have no rangeDeku and his mom disagree>>66753488Didn't deku cry hard enough to push him into the ground?
>>66753448Its been downhill since Schierke.
>>66753492He did. Though it's up in the air whether that actually happened or if it was just anime visual humor.
>>66753504>SchierkeRight, you must only watch the anime and thus be full of shit so >>66753404
>>66728715I could be wrong but he could have gone through school with his quirk listed as super strength, or just used his expansion as a quirk. One for All can keep a secret, that's not super inconsistent, doubly so as he has worn that helmet to help his face.Teaming up with someone and having an official sidekick is different.
>>66753508Isn't there a student in 1B or the other school that makes manga sound effects as his quirk?
>>66753643yeah, his name is literally Manga, and his quirk is a superpowered version of Echoes Act 2 from Jojo
>>66743657not just commercial spaceflight but "interstellar holidays"
>>66734589Dodgeball remake but with quirks would probably exist in that universe
>>66743657>But people obsessively think that it's set like 200 years in the futureI never even heard about commercial spaceflight. I thought it was a couple hundred years in the future because it took a few generations for quirks to become strong enough to qualify as meaningful superpowers instead of just party tricks, and THEN global civilization effectively collapsed as the result of the rise of the first supervillians, that period of time explicitly lasted for long enough to meaningfully set back human progress, and then the first generation of heroes helped restore order. And there has been at least two generations of effective normalcy (pre Allmight, when things were technically okay but people din't feel safe, and post Allmight when the characters grew up).Thats a lot of shit that has to happen, most of which takes time. It would be pretty cramped to squeeze into just 100 years, especially given how long it took for quirks to become more common and for those quirks to get strong enough to matter.
>>66743657Given all the intelligence enhancing and creation quirks, wouldn't it be more of a social thing stopping such advancements than technological?
>>66735723All you would have to do is have the cement made on site and have all the rebar, window panes and support beams touching the cement. Use the cement to move and form around the supplies.
>>66736282Her parents may not want her to feel like she has to work for their company, but she wants to help them with her quirk. She would help them by reducing costs making more money for the construction company. He this wasn't strictly getting rich and making money.
>>66753286>needs a reboot and new writerNot every creator will make it to the end of their own franchise, that's just the nature of creatives and darling projects, but what kind of disease has stuck people in this pathetic one track mindset that the franchise is the important bit, not the creator? Berserk wasn't good because it was a dark fantasy series with a bunch of cool concepts, it was good because it was written and drawn well by a talented individual. You could hand the Berserk rights to a hundred people and get a hundred flops. There's scores of shonen oneshot pilots that went nowhere, and it's better you gauge a new series with that than just tell a dozen people they all need to write Naruto at the exact same time because it sold well.
>>66745615Sometimes real life is the strangest of all the fictions.
>>66747173I want to see her just make some armor around her, or some brass knuckles.
>>66753878Possibly but look at Momo's quirk. She can make things but she uses the fat from her body. A gallon of gas is 31,000 calories. I don't know if there is a conversion but she might have to expend 31,000 calories just to make a gallon of gas
>>66753810Though that could easily be a figure of speech. >>66753871When All-Might tells Deku about All-for-One, he gives the backstory of the villain and his quick One-for-All, which clearly shows that superpowers have been around for several generations, and Deku highlights this when he mentions that All-for-One was around so long ago he'd logically have to be dead now, and also mentions a teacher told him the commercial spaceflight line, to which All-Might says that All-for-One must have stolen a life-extension quirk.>>66754214It was getting rich and making money so she can help out her family because they refuse to let her help save costs in their construction company.
So hey here's an idea for what might have happened in China- tell me what you guys think-China being a rather totalitarian country that wants as much social control as they can get, bans quirks when they first show up. This quickly is shown to be a law that is impossible to enforce, and the system thusly collapses as the communist government fails to maintain control, devolving into warring states. I have one idea for a faction at least- which would be a second go round of the Boxer Rebellion- they think they can control quirks using kung-fu and everyone, quirkless or no is expected to use kung-fu. Of course having learned the last time that kung-fu doesn't make you bullet proof, they also train in gun-kata. Any other ideas for potential factions?
>>66754544From what has been shown, she doesn't need whatever energy she is making has, she just needs to know the molecular structure.
>>66755448No, she states in the field-trip arc she requires food to fuel her quirk, hence she's a bit of a big-eater. Another character then likens her quirk to fancy pooping, to which she hangs her head in embarrassment.
>>66755556As raw material. How many calories are there in a cannon and gunpowder?
>>66746551It's nothing like X-men because it's actually Spiderman.
>>66755579>>66755556>>66755448The conversion is clearly skewed in her favor. The fat required to make something is definitely a fraction of the mass of whatever is created.
>>66755579She doesn't say, but I have to assume that it's not a one-to-one ratio, since if we use the poop analogy, several of the items she produces are clearly outside the scale of what her body consumes and excretes.
>>66747771What open secret? Speed reader kun?>>66747869Another speed reader confirmed. There are no caste system you dipshit. All of the higher up of the police force, government officials, and the like don't need quirks. What you see is children being children. And the main idea of being a hero is to maintain law in the quirk age. Back to /co/ you faggot. Your DC is shit.>>66748414True, now this is correct>>66749673It's the other way around, lots of character have pointed out about the problem of the system. But the system is needed to maintain the society. Unlike DC or Marvel where the government collapse on a weekly basis.>>66751349What are you talking about? There is no such thing called Psychic in HeroAca. And telekinesis has nothing to do with others thing you mention, they are mind power. While Telekinesis help you move thing with your mind. Op said that what happen in HeroAca, that's mean that the powers must follow it's rule.
>>66755681>The system is needed and anyone that opposes it is a psychopath with a swordAre you Asian? Because you sound like you love slurping government dick.
>>66755681>There's no caste systemThere fucking is. The superhumans with the most brute force get the best contracts. There's even a class purely for sidekick washouts.
>>66755706Not an argument, but sure, I am. At least unlike Westerner, we can realize when the government is needed.
>>66748414>>66755681>It's par for the course for DC characters to be almost completely defined by their otherness.Holy fuck I know this is /tg/ but read some comics.>J'onn>Most beloved superhero in the Southern hemisphere>Most beloved superhero in Japan>Maintains several human identities to better understand mankind as a wholeNow lets compare that to Thor who splits his time between hanging out with humans on Earth and God in Asgard.Or how about Tony Stark, who describes himself as a god pretending to be a man and whose longest committed relationship was to Jack Daniels.Or All-Might, who sees nothing wrong superhero culture being as shallow as corporate pop stars, high school bloodsports, and hiding the truth of his condition from the public.Fuck yourself with a rake you mouthy casual. Don't go on the internet and talk shit about things you know nothing about.
>>66755725What contract speed reader kun? Care to elaborate. And there is no such class for sidekick washouts, that's the class for general studies, which work like normal schoolings. Pay more attention next time.
>>66755747AHAHAHAHAHA! I can see why Asian women prefer White men! Holy shit you "men" are the closest humanity has gotten to the Borg!
>>66755786>The chapter where they have a fucking kumite to show off for their future corporate sponsors doesn't happen
>>66755786There was that class of guys making gadgets and tools for the ones with decent powers because they themselves didn't have decent powers.
>>66755796Not an argument mate.>>66755801What chapter are you even talking about? The one in the sport festival? Cause if so, you need to re read it. Heroes have their own company remember? Like Mt.lady, All might. They can decide to do outside jobs for others company If their wanted, but they have to finished their hero our first. >>66755808That's the support class. People go to that class because they want to build stuff. Not becasue they are washouts or having lame quirks. That's the go to class for gadgeteer genius.
>>66755856>Not an argumentYeah no shit Charlie Chan. It's called an insult. Here's another: add yourself to your country's suicide statistic.
>>66755880I'm not Japanese, what are you talking about?
>>66755885Stop making this about yourself you attention whore.
>>66755894Are you angry???
>>66755856>People go to that class because they want to build stuffNot the vibe I got with everyone either being specifically geniuses or normals (well, what passes for normals in BNHA).>Heroes have their own company remember?And that does nothing to soothe the fact that they have a fucking kumite to look not only good for heroes incorporated (which in and of itself is fucking disgraceful) but anyone else they might market themselves to. Gravity girl even talks about how she's just in it for the cash.
>>66755885Charlie Chan wasn't Japanese.
>>66755912Not to mention how several heroes that's all we ever see them do, market products. I forget if during the shadowing heroes arc the two girls that help with a commercial are told that point blank by their "mentor".
>>66755856What about class B? Along with the ability for people to be moved up or down a class depending on certain criteria?
>>66755944Only one we see that market produce is Snake hirl. And she is a rescue hero. We see her working non stop after AFO arc.>>66755912Is there something wrong about doing it for the cash? As long as you save people and beat villain I see no problem with this.
>>66755912That's precisely why X-statix kicked ass. It's fun to try out alternative motivations for heroism than just revenge, parental issues or being a very swell guy.
>>66755964There isn’t a hierarchy between class A and B. Nobody ever gets “demoted” to class B or “promoted” to class A. The only practical difference between them is the homeroom teacher.
>>66755964In theory Class B is the same lv as class A. The reason that they look so underwhelming is because Class A have Deku, bakugou and todoroki in them. And the move up and move down thing is almost never be used. You can move from general studies to hero If you prove that you are strong enough, and almost nobody can do it. Except Shinshou, because he is Eraser favorite and get trained by him.
>>66728292Why does he remind me of armstrong?
>>66756058Same voice actor
Here's a question to hopefully get back on topic because you guys are talking too much about Hero Academia and not, like, "A world where we got 100 years of superpowers". What do you figure the sort of ethics or market would be concerning selling byproducts or parts n' so forth? There's going to be LOTS of people who're capable of regeneration, lots of people who'll be able to manipulate matter in some way or another, and then there's going to be people who's power is to.. Like, make some completely foreign or unique substance. ...Or would it be super gross?
>>66756022The thing is the enterance exam to get into the UA hero course is biased towards offensive quirks. Eraserhead singled out Shinsou because his quirk is useful for the sort of hero work he's expert at doing. Hell, even the pros watching the first tournament commented that they would love to have someone like Shinsou for non-violent ways of taking down villans instead of blowing up half a street block to do it.
>>66756083Regeneration, and healing is one of the rarest kind of quirks you can can find, so a market for that can't be found in Japan.
>>66756083People with electric type quirks have great prospects in power generation.
>>66756088Wrong, the quirk that they wanted are the ones that have the ability of either combat or rescue. That's the exam purpose and UA specialty. Weed out the ineffective one. Or you will have to examine single student in about thousands of them. Remember, UA is not the only school in the country, Shinshou can go to another school If he wanted, but no, he decided to enter UA knowing that he will failed then try to blame the school. This is stupid as blaming a tech school for refusing an art student. There are others school with his specialty like Shiketsu, the faggot just want to go to the best school without knowing his strenght. Also, his quirk when well know will be counter by just from not replying to him, because heroes are tend to be well know by the public.
I'm just gonna say it, but:Sex education in a world where over 80% of the population has a power or some form of physical mutation would be really wacky.Some people would be futa/hermaphrodites, some of these people would lay eggs, Anons. Eggs.Our hypothetical egg girl wouldn't have a period: once a month she'd just lay an infertile fucking egg and carry on with her life. Think about that.It'd be such a crap shoot.
>>66756132>Also, his quirk when well know will be counter by just from not replying to him, because heroes are tend to be well know by the public.Yes, and? That fact was pointed out by Eraserhead already that people are going to know who they are and what their quirks are because you're going to wind up in the public eye in some way/shape/form. Eraser purposefully stays out of the media spot light but people know his quirk so he uses stealth tactics to make optimal use of it. The same can and will be the case with Shinsou considering he is being trained by him and has a mask that lets him disguise his voice. He'll probably get other sorts of gear that can help him get people to fall into his quirk.
>>66756151>SomeMore like an extreme minority given the variety.
>>66756132The quirks they want may have to do with combat or rescue. The quirks they get have to do with killing lots of big robots really fast. The decay villain would've rocked that exam and his quirk would be absolute ass at heroing. There may be good ways to weed out unsuitable quirks but the UA exam ain't it.
>>66756160Which is back to my point. Shinshou is Eraserhead favorite. That's why he can move to UA hero course in the first place. He is not an example that you can use to criticize UA
>>66756178Lol what, Shigaraki's quirk is literally made for rescueing, he can make debris go away easily, like No. 13
>>66747276Does that very get good?I made it to the end of the rape arc and dropped it when the vigilante’s entire MO changed so that she couldn’t be wrong. The comic tries to set up this moral dilemma, but it can’t allow the antagonist to actually be wrong even though she isn’t checking her shit before she starts murdering, and the one time she does check her shit is the time he’s not a rapist. Good thing generic “White guy you are supposed to hate” kills himself so she doesn’t have to and she can continue to be absolved of the obvious issue with what she’s doing and the Strong Female Protagonist doesn’t have to voice what’s been on the tip of her tongue the whole time, “what if you get the wrong guy?”
>>66756651Fuck.Does that EVER get good*
>>66756151Asui (Froppy) has a frog quirk. Frogs lay eggs.Think about that, anon.
>>66755783>this hero is not defined by the fact he isn't human>just the fact that he is so incredibly inhuman that he keeps multiple alter egos to help blend in and learn about humansI'm not commenting on how well he is or isn't liked. I'm commenting on the fact that his character is defined by the fact he isn't baseline. The basis of J'onn's character is that he's a Martian and very far divided from humanity. Which is fine. But he's not the type of character that MHA is about. I don't even know why you're bringing up Marvel because no one else is talking about them and they dont have anything to do with the present discussion. Yes, All Might is the exception that proves the rule (and Deku will be as well, eventually). He is THE setting's superhero. The only other two who come anywhere close to him in how dedicated they are to the hero schtick are Eraserhead and Endeavor, admittedly with Endeavor being in the game for the wrong reasons. For most of the other pro heroes it's a job, even if they take the 'hero' part seriously when they're on the job. For most of them, even if you took their quirks away they'd still have most of their character ontact; Best Jeanist would still be a lead fashion designer, Present Mic would still be a charismatic radio host, Iida would still be so straight laced that he'd make a ruler look crooked, and Bakugo would still be an insufferable hothead. If you did this with most DC heroes you'd wind up with a hollow shell because of how much they revolve around their superhero origin.>blood sportsIt's tryouts for a combat job. Even then, it doesn't get any more bloody than a football game with the exception of 'I'll just break my arm in a bajillion places' Deku who gets blackballed by potential trainers for his antics. Even after turning his arm and hand into jelly he only gets out of it with a couple of scars for his trouble. The worst case after him is Uraraka who comes out of her match with some bruising.
>>66753320So are belly button lasers and tape elbows. What the fuck is your point?
>>66755783>Why doesn't the number 1 hero that the public practically worships and criminals fear and/or at least have a grudging respect for openly advertise that he's only able to be All Might for a couple hours a day due to a crippling injury and even that will eventually dry up now that he's passed OfA off to some green-haired high schooler?!
going back to the X-Men discussion earlier in the thread, this week's chapter just revealed that the first person who tried to convince people to use the term "quirk" instead of superpower or special ability was murdered by a gang of bigots so at it's worst, the society was pretty similar to what X-Men has
>>66758714That's kind of a weird thing to be murdered for.
>>66759070people get murdered for a lot of weird things when it comes to advocating for civil rights
>>66758427That Stretchy Kiss of Death, Belly Button Lazers and Tape kid don't deserve to be heroes.
>>66759219I dunno about that. Cellophane is one steroid treatment away from being a groggy Spiderman. As odd as it is, his quirk has a lot of utility.
>>66728751>>66728625>asshole with a powerful quirk comes along, you call in a hero with an equally impressive quirk. If you can't find a hero of equal power, you get enough hero's that they can be evenly matchedHow do you get heroes to be heroes for you instead of also being assholes that come along? If one extremely strong individual decides that there is more to gain by doing his own thing, would many others not decide the same thing? What you explain, would be reasonable if there is already a structure in place that can turn people into heroes (make them fight bad powerful people), but for that you would need to offer them a better deal than using their power for their own gain. And to offer a good deal you need to have resources/power available. And the guy you replied to is saying, that when the cards get reshuffled, traditional power holders like governments will not necessarily have the leverage anymore to create something like a hero department. Depending on who comes up with the strongest powers, there might be no means to control a power user.
>>66730820>Imagine everyone has a gun. And then someone screams rape.
>>66759219Doesn't laser button kid have armor that redirects the laser so it can emit from other parts of on his body?
>>66758714What does bigots mean and why do Westerners keep saying it? The word is anti quirk faction dammit
>>66760380Bigotry is the act of discriminating against someone for some real of perceived trait. A bigot is someone who does that. So a racist is a kind of bigot, but so is someone who hates you based on religion or sexuality or whatever. Its a term that handily describes the anti-quirk faction, who are filling a racism-esq role, but due to the nature of the discrimination it isn't technically racism. In english, the best word to describe their behavior is bigotry, making them bigots.
>>66745285City of Heroes' Paragon City was in RI