Deku always dreamt of becoming a powerful hero. After gaining One for All, he finally has a chance of realizing this dream and becoming the strongest Hero.
However, whether he will succeed his mentor All Might, is still questionable. He still has quirks to develop and powerful enemies to face. But how did the quirkless Midoriya manage to acquire One for All and even more powers on top of that?
1. Quick Answer
After inheriting All Might’s One for All, Midoriya is well on his way to becoming one of the strongest heroes of all times. Midoriya now not only contains the power of All Might but of all the users of One of All before him.
Midoriya can use six different types of quirks. These quirks are of the previous bearers of One for All and can be considered it’s manifestation. While Midoriya cannot use 100 percent of his power without Eri’s help, he can use 8% of his power on his own without destroying his body.
Right now, he has learned to control his powers pretty well, though his body just can’t handle using it past a certain percentage. The day he can master his control over 100% of this power, his strength has the potential to topple everything.
2. How did Midoriya get his Quirk?
In a world where most humans on the planet develop superpowers soon after they’re born, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few who never developed any powers. As a child, Midoriya wished to become a superhero like his idol, All Might, once he developed his power, or “Quirk”.
As such, he was devastated once he learned that he’d never get any powers. His lack of a Quirk made him a prime target for bullying. However, Izuku decided he still wanted to be a hero and wished to go to the prestigious U.A. hero academy.
Ten months before the entrance exams for U.A. started, and Izuku came face to face with All Might after being saved from a villain by him. However, the same villain from before ended up breaking free and attacking one of Izuku’s classmates.
Despite not having powers, Izuku still tried to attack the villain. After this, All Might decided that Izuku could become a hero, with his help. He decided that he would grant Izuku his own Quirk to help him achieve his dreams.
After ten months of training, All Might passed his Quirk, One For All, down to Midoriya. He then managed to pass the entrance exam and officially enrolled in U.A, taking on the Hero name “Deku”.
3. How many quirks does Midoriya have?
It all depends on how you see it. While Midoriya has indeed managed to awaken the latent quirks of the previous users of One for All, these quirks cannot be considered separate. They are all a part of Deku’s quirk One for All.
Taking that into consideration, Midoriya has one Quirk called One for All. One for All can do three things. It can stockpile physical power, it can manifest the quirks of previous users over enough time, and it can pass your Quirk onto another person.
It’s only one because the quirks of previous users have been accepted and molded into One for All and become part of it.
However, that one Quirk indeed has seven different manifestations.
The original Quirk of the first bearer of One for All, Inherito, and his forced Quirk Power-stack mutated into a single quirk. After this original user, there are a total of eight users of One for All. Out of these future eight, only six have a quirk. This leaves a total of seven.
Midoriya has been able to awaken and use the Quirk of Banjyo Daigoro. It allows him to manifest tendrils of dark energy from his arms, which are useful for grabbing nearby objects or swinging around the environment. The dark energy came out from his body in the shape of ropes.
Deku also has managed to manifest the third Quirk, which was initially wielded by All Might’s master, Shimura Nana.
I. Will Midoriya get the quirks of all the previous One for All users?
The core of One For All has grown in strength after being passed from user to user. The Quirk Factors of all previous users have merged into the core, granting the current user, i.e., Midoriya, the ability to access these Quirks.
The Quirks have significantly increased in strength since they were used by their original users; this is due to the nature of One For All’s core stockpiling power and increasing in strength from user to user.
II. Can Midoriya use 100% of One for All?
During the final battle against Overhaul, Midoriya unknowingly went over his limit. This was because Eri’s Quirk undid the damage to his body before he ever felt any pain. Thanks to this, he barrages Overhaul at 100%. Midoriya completely outclassing Overhaul with overwhelming strength and speed.
Using Eri’s power to negate the backlash from overusing One For All, Midoriya can draw out the maximum power his Quirk has to offer. Full Cowl at 100% dramatically increases all of his abilities, granting him strength and speed that rival that of All Might, and the ability to move through mid-air using wind pressure.
At infinite 100%, Izuku completely outmatched Overhaul in his final form. He was able to launch Overhaul’s massive form into the sky with a single kick before beating him down with continuous punches that prevented the villain from healing himself.
So Midoriya can use 100 percent of One for All, though he cannot maintain it for long, even without Eri’s help. On his own, he can use only 20% of his power, and even doing that puts a strain on his body.
III. Can Midoriya control his power?
Midoriya has learned to control his powers pretty well, and his body just can’t handle using it past a certain percentage. He will one day be strong enough to use 100% on his own, but that is still ways off.
As for his other quirks—he will learn to use those too, but he can’t try too much until his body can handle more of the original One for All.
IV. Will Midoriya master one for all?
Yes, Midoriya will master One for All. Right now, he has learned to control his powers pretty well, and his body just can’t handle using it past a certain percentage. He will one day be strong enough to use 100% on his own.
4. About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.
It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.
On one fateful day, he meets All Might the greatest Hero of all time and discovers that he was quirkless as well. With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.