1. All Might is Quirkless; that's what drew him to Midoriya in the first place. He got his Quirk "One For All" from his sensei, who got it from hers all the way back to the progenitor. It's been passed down for 8 generations, with Deku being the latest. The original holder of the Quirk was given the power to basically stockpile power(not powers as in new quirks, simply raw physical power) in his body by his brother. The original One For All user already had a quirk that let him pass his power along with someone ingesting his DNA and him willing the transfer. They mutated and turned into One For All, a combination of both. All Might doesn't have a fetish, you weirdo. Well...justice I guess.
2. As I said, the original Quirk was simply "I can pass my quirk on to someone". However as that was the only ability of the Quirk, it was worthless. Once the "Stockpile" Quirk was given to him, the powers merged and became One For All, hence the name. It's kind of a monumental thing, so each current user picks their successor and trains them until they're ready to inherit it. All-Might saw a lot of himself in Deku, which is why he picked him as he saw all the best qualities he had even before he got One For All.
And it simply stockpiles power with each user, so it grows in power regardless, independently of whatever other QUirk the user has.
3. He actually got his injury from the first One For All user's brother, a guy called Sensei who has a Quirk called All For One that lets him steal and distribute Quirk's. SO he can take a firebreathing Quirk and use it until he passes it on to someone else, and then they have it. He has been gathering powers for decades and was so strong he gave All-Might his current injuries. In return though All-Might hospitalized him and tore off half his face.
One For All will kill you though if your body isn't conditioned for it.
Just about caught up on the manga. Decided I'd comment.
And man, this series basically feels like the author read Naruto and said to himself "Man, this series has a lot of untapped potential, but never delivers. Time to fix that." Everything Naruto gets wrong, this series gets right.
- Deku, the main characters, remains consistent, likeable and relatable (whereas Naruto himself nosedived as a character after the first timeskip). What's more, he always uses his head and has yet to win a battle thanks to asspull (Sage of Six Paths mode anyone?). Even though him and Bakugou have somewhat of love/hate relationship, I don't even see him becoming obsessed with Bakugou the way Naruto was obsessed with Sasuke and see him sticking to his goals.
-Bakugou is pretty much a symbol of every way Sasuke could've been an amazing character. Even though the dude is talented, he has zero gary stu qualities and his character progression has remained logical (best shown when he turned down the League of villains offer to join them with zero hesitation. And somehow, despite being a complete *******, you don't mind rooting for him. THIS is how you do a rival character.
- Uraraka is pretty much a symbol of every way Sakura and/or Hinata could've been compelling characters. Yes, she is in love with Deku (something I didn't care for at the beginning given my distaste of the female protagonists in Naruto), but as the manga progressed, I found an actual three dimensional character in Uraraka as opposed to her Naruto counterparts. She is not obsessed with Deku and has her own thoughts/aspirations which we consistently see. What's more, she's mentally willing to put her feelings for Deku aside in order for her own growth. Last but not least, she's actually useful and actually contributes to the plot. Very well written character.
-Even though Deku is the main character, the entirety of class 1-A matters and gets consistently development (I love Fumikage by the way!). Naruto tried doing this prior to the first timeskip, but after that, outside of filler, the side character roles fell flat and artificial. This is good writing and thanks to Deku's knack for teamwork and strategy, I feel that all of the characters in class 1-A will always contribute to the plot.
-All Might is AWESOME. He's basically Might Gai done right and with actual and constant plot significance.
-The story arcs are surprisingly deep and sometimes. I initially dismissed Stain as being a lame one-note villain of the week villain. Yet somehow, despite being defeated, he has had a drastic impact on the league of villains and the influence they have on the world. And the way the hero culture is called into question is actually pretty realistic in terms of how it'd operate if heroes and villains were real.
-My only qualm with the series thus far is the villain, Shigaraki. He SUCKS. He is awful. Don't get me wrong. It took me a while, but I gathered that he is basically the anti-Deku (in a learning process of becoming a true villain) and that he is kind of intentionally crappy thus far, but he SUCKS so bad to the point of annoyance. Again, I know it's intentional, so probably just a small qualm.
All in all, am looking forward to how this manga progresses!
Last edited by Dark-Kenshin on Jul 3rd, 2017 at 12:23 AM
Comparing MHA to Naruto is not something I really understand. The two series are so very different that I'm not sure why people do it except I guess both being Jump's second biggest manga after OP. That and a desire to feel like their manga is better than another manga even though that is very silly.
As a former fan of Naruto, there are certain gripes I had with the Shippuden era (especially the Shinobi War Arc) that MHA seems to specifically address in its manner of storytelling. The two series are indeed fundamentally different, but at its most basic level, I do see some Naruto influences that have been carried over.
Just read that part. I like that a lot. Pretty creative on the author's part. I hope this applies to every quirk and there's never just an ability on its own that allows one to ROFTL stomp everyone else (aside from all for one of course).