My Hero Academia: 10 Times Good Intentions Made Things Worse

The popular anime shonen My Hero Academy tells a story of heroism, of sacrifices made for a greater good and of a fight against evil that becomes increasingly difficult. But in a world where heroism has become a profession and where villains sometimes hover between good and evil, it is not uncommon for good intentions to have unexpected and sometimes disastrous consequences.

Heroes are often so blinded by their desire to do good that they miss important details. Even villains can start out with good intentions, although in their case, the result is rarely positive. There are many instances where characters show that wanting to do the right thing is not enough, and can even be short-sighted and damaging in the big picture.

10 Inko apologizes to young Izuku for his weirdness

On MHA, being Quirkless is practically a curse. Unfortunately, this is the fate that the protagonist Izuku Midoriya has to face. From a very young age, he wishes to become a hero, like his idol, All Might. But his dream seems doomed, as, at age four, he is diagnosed as Quirkless. He is simply not as evolved as everyone around him.

With tears in his eyes, Izuku asks his mother, Inko, if he can still be a hero without a Quirk. Inko apologizes to him and hugs him, perhaps wanting to comfort him in this way. Inko means well and wants to protect Izuku, but this exchange may have led Izuku to keep her at a distance and never confess to her the true extent of his problems.

9 All Might tells Izuku he can’t be a heromy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 1

The Symbol of Peace, All Might, rescues Izuku after being attacked by the villain Sludge. Seeing his chance, Izuku asks his idol if a Quirkless boy can be a hero. All Might loses control of his muscular form, revealing his true state. He then explains the truth about his terrible injury, and tells Izuku to be realistic and to aim for a different career.

Considering All Might’s experience, it’s understandable that he thought this was safer for Izuku. Even so, it is excessively harsh and does not take into account Izuku’s state of mind at all. He even leaves Izuku alone on the roof of a building. His mistake could have cost Izuku his life, if he had chosen to follow Katsuki Bakugou’s previous advice and commit suicide.

8 Izuku faces off against Shoto Todoroki during the US School Tournament.my hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 2

After receiving the One for All from All Might, Izuku becomes a student at UA High School. His challenges are not always related to the villains he has to face. His classmate, Shoto Todoroki, confesses that he is the result of a Quirk marriage. Shoto’s Quirk, half cold, half hot, is the result. Despising his father, Endeavor, for what he has done to his family, Shoto wishes to win the United States Sports Tournament solely on his manipulation of the ice.

When confronting Shoto during one-on-one combat, Izuku convinces him to use his fire, to recognize him as part of himself. This helps Shoto a lot, but Izuku hurts himself a lot, and his hands are permanently ruined. You may have felt that your friend’s mental health deserves the sacrifice, but the injury could seriously harm you in the future.

7 the recovery girl refuses to give Izuku medical treatmentmy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 3

Seeing Izuku’s tendency to break himself up, the Recovery Girl says that she will never again treat him for his self-inflicted injuries. His reaction may seem understandable, as he relies on his Quirk to unleash his self-sacrificing tendencies. But the Recovery Girl option is not the solution either, and it is not something a qualified doctor should say.

Izuku is still a child, and the Girl of Recovery is well aware of the reasons why she struggles so much with her Quirk. Punishing him so much doesn’t make sense. You should have focused on providing support in the form of mental assistance and worked with your other teachers to create a better plan for your specific situation. You may think that she is containing her behavior with her refusal, but the only result is that Izuku loses confidence in her and continues with his previous behavior.

6 Final exams are not the best option for Izuku and Katsukimy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 4

During the final exam arc, the students are forced to engage their teachers in a battle. In an attempt to encourage Izuku and Katsuki to overcome their rivalry, the two form a team and are forced to fight against all of the Might. Katsuki learns to cooperate more, but the lesson doesn’t come cheap. Izuku has to compromise once again, having to accept his assailant’s behavior. The UA professors may have had good intentions, but this is a case in which they totally fail their students.

5 Danjuro Tobita tries to rescue someone but gets in the way of a heromy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 5

A rather interesting case of good intentions going wrong is the Gentle Criminal story. Danjuro Tobita, originally a hero student, fails to pass his provisional hero license exam. Anyway, he tries to come to the rescue of a civilian in distress, but ends up getting in the way of the hero. As a result, the civilian is seriously injured. Fines and repairs put their parents in deep debt. He is kicked out of UA, kicked out of his home, and abandons his dreams of becoming a hero, choosing villainy instead.

4 Deku and Mirio leave Eri in the hands of Overhaulmy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 6

During the Shie Hassaikai arc, Izuku teams up with his superior, Mirio Togata, at Sir Nighteye’s agency. This leads them to participate in the investigation of the dangerous Overhaul organization. By complete accident, while on patrol, they come across Eri, an obviously injured and terrified girl. When Overhaul appears, they know that they cannot oppose him as it would ruin the ongoing investigation.

This may have been a missed opportunity. Had they taken advantage of this opportunity, Shie Hassaikai’s foray would not have been necessary. Sir Nighteye would have lived, and Mirio would not have lost his Quirk. Both Izuku and Mirio were perfectly capable of handling Overhaul. The only problem would have been the possible collateral damage, but that could have been avoided if the two young heroes had taken Overhaul by surprise.

3 Fuyumi Todoroki tries to push her family to forget the pastmy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 7

Sometimes good intentions have nothing to do with heroism and focus more on the details of family life. This is the case with Fuyumi Todoroki, Endeavor’s daughter and Shoto’s sister. Even after everything her father has done, she keeps trying to foster bonding, to give everyone a chance to start over. It is an admirable effort, but his brother Natsuo does not appreciate it very much. She is also not very respectful of the loss of her older brother, Touya, now the villain Dabi. Fuyumi means well, but Endeavor’s path of forgiveness is long.

2 Nana Shimura hands over her son to keep him safemy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 8

All Might’s mentor, Nana Shimura, is a brilliant role model for her successor. His respect for her accompanies him throughout all his years as a hero, and her advice never leaves his mind. But even Nana can make mistakes, often precisely because of her good intentions.

After All for One kills her husband, Nana leaves her son Kotaro in a foster home. It’s an attempt to keep him safe, but Kotaro grows up hating heroes anyway. As a result, he mistreats his son Tenko when he shows interest in becoming a hero. This leads to Tenko’s Quirk Decay violently manifesting himself, killing his entire family and leaving him open to All for One’s manipulations. Thus, he becomes the worst possible villain, Tomura Shigaraki.

1 All power becomes the symbol of peacemy hero academia 10 veces que las buenas intenciones empeoraron las cosas 9

Toshinori Yagi, a carefree young man, has a dream: to become a symbol, someone who can reassure people and deter crime with his mere existence. He succeeds, and like All Might, he makes Japan’s crime rate drop considerably. But the crime rate is not everything. All Might’s rise may have contributed to the negative treatment Quirkless or people with mutant Quirks receive, as they cannot compare to his striking power.

To top it all, he is not preparing for the inevitable moment of his downfall. The collapse of the Peace Symbol leaves the society of heroes vulnerable. Endeavor and the other Pro Heroes try to compensate, but they have all been taught to trust All Might’s unwavering pillar. Although it is admirable and heroic, Toshinori’s dream and his sacrifice can be the best example of good intentions that go wrong.