Posted by: Redgeek | January 25, 2018

Aoyama 2.0 Incoming? (My Hero Academia)

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Who is Yuga Aoyama?
A joke character? A stalker? A traitor? Let’s figure out what’s going on with Aoyama.

Don’t think it’s a debate whether or not Aoyama is narcissistic. The guy’s dorm room is full of mirrors and pictures of himself! Possibly praised all his life by family is my guess where his arrogance comes from. Now, imagine growing up littered with praise. Who knows? Maybe his dad’s a famous hero in France. Whatever the case, Aoyama knows he’s destined for great things and enrolls in UA. One of his classmates is a wimpy looking boy who can’t control his power, so pathetic, he was nearly expelled on the first day!

Now, imagine that wimpy, bad quirk kid slowly, but surely, becoming the person you want to be: strong, smart, brave, and has friends. The boy caught the attention of All Might, performed great in the UA Festival—even went head first into danger to save a friend kidnapped by villains. The boy has what it takes to be a hero, and Aoyama knows it.

Why is Aoyama stalking Deku? Because he wants to be like him. He wants to become someone to be admired, someone with friends.

The way I see it, the next few chapters of My Hero Academia accomplishes one or more of the following things:
1. Aoyama’s Backstory

We’ll finally learn why Aoyama is the way he is and possibly learn about his family. May even learn what he did at USJ. My guess? Cowering in fear like at the training camp.

2. Observation Bomb

Aoyama is an observant guy. Maybe he figured out who the traitor is and wants to know if he can trust Deku. This one is more far-fetched. But, something tells me this mini-arc will end with some kind of major plot progression.

3. Aoyama Joins Team Deku

Aoyama learns from Deku to open up and not expect people to love you automatically. He has to make an effort to get to know people, to make himself vulnerable. That’ll lead to Aoyama joining Deku and his friends for lunch, becoming their newest friend. I hope this happens. Aoyama’s interactions with Uraraka (Teacher Battle) and Iida (Provisional License Exam) were great. He’d fit right in with them.

So, is Aoyama a traitor? No. He’s a weird character with depth. And, I can’t wait to see what he does next.

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