Anybody else go completely BONKERS over this part??
Dad-Zawa is 100% REFUSING to give up on his kids no matter how grim it looks!!!
Aizawa clearly sees that clean parallel between Aoyama & Shirakumo, as non-consenting villains unwittingly thrust into a war as pawns.
But I think Aizawa also sees the possibility of himself in Aoyama as well. He he doesn't want a future where Aoyama closes himself off to the world, of losing his twinkle.
As we know, Aizawa is still deeply effected by Shirakumo's death & I can confidently say, I think this is the reason he walks around looking like a hobo. Part of him still feels pathetic & helpless b/c he couldn't save his friend and as a result, he neglects himself.
He focuses entirely on rationing his down time sleeping in a bag, having a completely empty apartment & eating goo packets so he can be ready at a moment's notice for anything.He may be a great hero, but his civilian time is devoid of creature comforts. His emotional life is as empty as his apartment.
Aizawa does NOT want that for Aoyama, especially since he knows how sensitive a kid he is.
This man has lost body parts. He has lost FRIENDS. Had his bones broken. Had his SKULL broken. & He's still showing up to assure his student that It'll be okay, if he trusts his friends.
& How does Aizawa know it'll be okay??
Because the one comfort Aizawa allows himself is his friend, Mic.
And that traitor is Aoyama Yuga.
Aoyama is kind, a little cowardly, but still a brave boy who wants to be like all his peers. He wants to shine! And after Kamino, after settling into a dormitory, after passing the exam for a temporary Hero's license, Aoyama revealed himself to us as a really interesting character, a young man who was really lonely, but who wanted to be with his classmates and be “his own” in this company. He wanted to have friends and enjoy the school hero life.
His first friend is Midoriya Izuku. (I don't want to repeat myself, so please read these notes: Deep Water, Traitor, Dream (the last part of the article). And we see how for a long time Yuuga and Izuku have been building friendly relations with each other: they are neighbors, when Izuku's quirk was activated in chapter 193, Yuuga ran to check on him; or when during a Cultural Festival Yuuga was worried about Izuku being late, and then helped him prepare for a performance; or at common evenings they sit next to each other and communicate. These two are really close and worried about each other.
However, something changed with the jailbreak of Tartarus. Aoyama Yuuga became nervous and fearful. When the guys decided what they would do and how to look for-to return Midoriya back, Aoyama suggested leaving everything to Adults, professionals. Do you see how his bubble with the text is shaking? Why is he nervous? Why does he not want to participate in the “rescue of Midoriya Izuku” - his dear friend, whom he himself wanted to be friends with, whom he worried and cared about?
But in any case, he took part in this rescue operation, and ran along with Hagakure and Kirishima, and when Kirishima said “I have something to say”, he just said “oui”. But he. He didn't say anything to Izuku, he was standing far away from him, not daring to approach. All the guys from the class said something to Izuku, only Aoyama was silent (even Hagakure asked how the guys were feeling after landing.)
And then we see several panels where he keeps to the side and carefully avoids being near Izuku. And it looks very interesting, especially at the moment when Hagakure talks about the “cool defense of the UA barrier”. He has his back turned to us and to Izuku all the time, we don't see his face at this moment.
Why isn't Aoyama happy? Why didn't he talk to Izuku? Why didn't he want Izuku to return to UA?
Because he - as a traitor - will now need to let the villains inside the UA Barrier or in some other way contribute to the fact that Izuku was handed over to Afo.
It is also worth noting that at the closed exhibition held this spring, there was a very interesting illustration that symbolizes a sense of guilt. Why should Aoyama blame himself? Take a closer look at this illustration.
He is sitting on boxes near the opening doors, from where the monster is crawling, and bottles are scattered around, there are some gas(?) cylinders, some things. Can this tell us that this is an allusion to some kind of storage room, where there is a secret entrance, and since now the UA resembles a fortress ready for a siege, then this room is one of its weak points? After all, things and provisions in case of a siege must somehow arrive (I'm thinking about underground communications) and be stored somewhere. And Aoyama will be the one who will be the gap in the UA Barrier.
He avoids his dear friend, he keeps away from everyone, and he feels guilty. Why? Because he is the Traitor on behalf of All For One.
And this was also hinted to us on the spine of the cover for volume 10: usually a smiling and beaming boy, looking for recognition, looks nervously to the side. For the volume is called “All For One”.
And if Aoyama Yuuga is really a traitor, then we are waiting for a heartbreaking drama between him and Izuku, whom Yuuga will betray first, and then sacrifice himself for him. After all, he just wanted to be like everyone else and shine.
(Almost) Literally Every Sus Thing About Hagakure
Alright so I’m regretting never posting my theories about traitor Hagakure in the past cause now people are saying that there’s no real evidence against her. So here’s a list of every piece of evidence I can remember over the last 300 chapters!
The mystery behind her quirk
We, and the UA students, have an extremely rudimentary understanding of her quirk. It’s never been fully explained, and Hori even said all the way back in volume 2 that the time wasn’t right to introduce her quirk. This was weird considering that he included this on her character page, which is exactly where he typically explains quirks. Speaking of character introductions....
Hagakure is the ONLY Class A student who has never been featured at an episode break. I went through and checked literally every episode. Even though all 19 other students have been featured multiple times, she hasn’t been even once.
How she got into UA
People have been debating her ability to actually pass the entrance exam since the beginning. For that matter, how she scored above Midoriya in the physical exam and made it past the first round of the sports festival too. None of those things should be possible with just her quirk, but we also see in the training montage leading up to the sports festival that she (seemingly) can’t even do a single pull up.
This means that she must be hiding either some kind of physical prowess, support gear, or additional quirk(s) to enhance her performance. Her very existence at UA doesn’t make sense otherwise.
We have literally NEVER seen her seriously fight
Let’s take a look at all the battles she participated in, shall we?
Entrance exam: not shown
Heroes vs Villains exercise: immobilized immediately
USJ attack: not shown, assumed to be with Todoroki but she could’ve been lying
Obstacle course: not shown
Calvary battle: sat on someone’s shoulders, that’s it
Final exams: snuck up on Snipe and ended the fight immediately. Never had to fight
Beast forest: acts as a distraction (runs around some)
Training camp attack: unconscious from the beginning
Provisional exam: We finally see one of her moves!!! For like a second and that’s it
Joint training: threw some punches for a bit. This is the closest we’ve gotten to see her seriously fight but it was uncoordinated and messy
Class A vs Gigantomachia: receives a dose of the knock-out drug from Momo but isn’t shown the rest of the fight
In other words, we have NO IDEA what she’s capable of. Absolutely none. If we did, we might’ve caught on to the fact that she fights with more than just her invisibility.
Hints that she’s not invisible all the time
She slips up every so often. Forgets that she’s invisible. It’s played for laughs, but it’s still sus.
Ex: Telling Ojiro to look away when she changes in the Heroes vs Villains arc, getting mad at Snipe for bumping into her chest when he would have literally no way of knowing he was doing so
These incidents suggest modesty on her part, but she’s also the only girl who ISN’T mad at Mineta for tricking her into dressing as a cheerleader. These two personality traits don’t add up
UA never discovered which League member snuck in and stole intel because the person who did it was invisible
This refers to before the USJ. The heroes that the League must’ve taken advantage of the media frenzy to sneak in and steal the class schedule, but that should’ve been easily confirmed by security cams. It wasn’t because the cameras couldn’t see the culprit.
No way was she actually with Todoroki at USJ
I already touched on this, but I firmly believe she lied about her whereabouts at USJ. Here’s why:
Consider who she claimed to be with and who she told about it. Ojiro is the only person she’d worked with so far in class -- when they fought against Todoroki. When she tells Ojiro about being paired with Todoroki, all she says is “He’s strong!” No details. Just a simple statement based on how little she knows about him, told directly to the only other person in class who had been on the receiving end of that strength. She engineered her lie so it was most likely to be believed.
Her stats in the Ultra Analysis book don’t line up with her actions
As listed on the wikia, Hagakure has a perfect score in cooperation. Yet when she’s working with Shoji in the final exam, she runs off without strategizing with him at all, leaving him in the dark without a plan.
The famous sleeping bag scene from the forest training arc
Early on in the traitor theory, the scene of all the students sleeping was picked apart for any clues regarding the traitor
Hagakure’s bed is unmade with the covers at the bottom. We can see an indent where her body supposedly is, but it’s missing arms. This means that her arms must not be on the mattress, but we don’t see her holding anything. Two likely explanations are:
she’s mad whatever she’s holding invisible, something she’s supposedly didn’t know how to do at the time
she’s not in bed and what we see is a left over impression
Nobody ratted out the Kacchan rescue squad to AFO
This is one of the things that sold me on Hagakure back in the day. When Kirishima makes his intentions known to rescue Kacchan, all of Class A minus Yaoyorozu, Jiro, and Hagakure are there. Yaoyorozu, of course, is part of the retrieval squad. Jiro and Hagakure aren’t there because they’re both passed out from Mustard’s gas. This means that the traitor MUST be one of them because everyone else in class would’ve had a chance to alert AFO
Hagakure is the one who suggested Class A go to the mall that Shigaraki was wandering around in
Just a popular suspicion, but AFO could’ve asked her to do this to help Shigaraki develop
Hori said Toga wouldn’t turn invisible if she drank Hagakure’s blood
Another hint that she’s not invisible all the time
In “Make My Story” Hagakure is shown front and center, posed as if she’s holding Deku in the palm of her hand. MEGA sus and makes me worried about what she’ll do next
🚨 BOKU NO HERO ACADEMIA ALERT SPOILERS CHAPTER 335! 🚨
Hey! Long time not posting stuff but I'm here because:
We thought Hori-sensei forgot about the traitor thing, that was just a hypothesis from Present Mic but NO! He lets us forget about it and smash the truth in our face!
I missed the Gremlin face (even if we had last week his damn face 😂)
He scared All Might again!
That smirk... I litterally like Deku but faint for another reason! Lol
Last week, at the last panel, we had Bakugou looking at All Might but also fixed Deku, and this week, we have Deku being a fanboy again, looking at Kirishima but also glares at Bakugou.
Yeah yeah, I'm sure!... 😊