|Table of Contents|
|Battle Trial Arc • Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc • Sports Festival Arc • Field Training Arc • End of Term Test Arc • School Trip Arc • Hideout Raid Arc • Hero License Exam Arc|
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Shoto's father, Endeavor, was always overlooked by All Might and seen as the Number 2 hero of all time, regardless of his impressive crime solving records. Due to that, Endeavor developed an obsession with surpassing All Might, to the point of forcing a Quirk Marriage upon Shoto's mother in order to conceive a child with a Quirk strong enough to be capable of surpassing All Might.
When he was five years old, Shoto started to receive training from his father. However, the training was harsh and cruel to the point of making Shoto throw up. Shoto's mother tried to defend him, but Endeavor refused to listen and would even hit her. His father also prevented Shoto from interacting with his older siblings. Shoto began to despise the training and hate his father for abusing his mother. During these dark times, Shoto's mother would always be there to support him. Despite the abuse she suffered, she'd tell Shoto that he is not a slave to his blood and can become whatever he wants to be.
However, Shoto's mother started to lose her sanity due to all the abuse received from her husband, finding it painful to look at Shoto because his left side reminded her of Endeavor. One day, as she talked with her own mother over the phone about her trauma and recognized that she no longer had the mental stability to raise her son, she was startled by Shoto's sudden appearance at the door. Seeing Shoto's left side, she snapped, and threw boiling water over the boy's face, causing a burn over his left eye.
Some time after this incident, Shoto asked his father where his mother was, and Endeavor replied that he sent her to the hospital for hurting him, much to Shoto's shock. Shoto blamed Endeavor, saying that everything that happened was his fault. At some point later in his life, Shoto would forget about his mother's supportive words.
Shoto is teamed up with Mezo as a team of Heroes against Mashirao and Toru as a team of Villains. He is informed by Mezo of the opposing team's positions and instructs him to go outside of the building. Shoto freezes the entire building and then suddenly appears on the floor where the core is. He says to Mashirao that he can take a step forward, but warns him of the consequences of doing so as the floor is frozen by his doing. With both Toru and Mashirao frozen, Shoto touches the core, allowing him and Mezo to win.
When the Villains invade the Ultimate Space and Jams, Shoto surmises that the villains have a Quirk user who has the ability to prevent sensors from going off. After taking the area they are in and his class' schedule into account, Shoto deduces that the villains have an objective, and notes that it isn't an ambush without a carefully planned scheme behind it.
He tries to evacuate with his class, but his attempt to is intervened by Kurogiri. He is then warped to the landslide area of the U.S.J where he is confronted by a group of villains. He taunts the villains over not having mercy for kids and not acting like adults, and begins to fight.
Shoto quickly defeats all the villains in the area, sarcastically remarking that while their mission is to scatter and kill the students, they're unable to even effectively wield their Quirks. Since the villains are unable to do anything due to being completely frozen by his ice, he states that they will die if they stay frozen for too long, and decides to take the opportunity to ask the villains what is their plan to kill All Might.
Shoto then appears during All Might's fight with Noumu, Kurogiri, and Shigaraki Tomura, freezing half of Noumu's body which, along with Katsuki's attack on Kurogiri, frees All Might from Noumu. He then says that he heard about each of the villains' roles in killing All Might, but that the Symbol of Peace won't go down so easily. Shoto then watches All Might's fight with Noumu, in awe over the hero's power. He is later seen with his class after the battle with the Villain Alliance is over.
Shoto is seen in class listening to Shouta Aizawa's announcement about the U.A. Sports Festival approaching. Later in the lunchroom, Shoto overhears Ochaco Uraraka and Tenya Iida's conversation about All Might having taken an interest in Izuku Midoriya, which grabs his interest.
As Class 1-A prepares to enter the Sports Festival, Shoto approaches Izuku and tells him that he thinks he's stronger than him, and knows about All Might's interest in him. He then declares that he will defeat Izuku. Izuku admits that he is definitely strong and could beat more than half the people in their class, but states to him that everyone are giving it their all, hoping to be the best and that he will also give it his all, intriguing Shoto.
When the Obstacle Race begins, Shoto freezes the ground and skids into first place as well as hindering everyone else due to freezing their feet. However, several of his classmates manage to avoid having themselves stuck in his ice, causing him to comment that he might have underestimated how many of them would be able to avoid the attack.
When a giant robot appear blocking Shoto's path, he freezes it, saying to himself that the U.A. staff could have thrown something tougher in his way since his "shitty old man" is watching. Shoto runs on ahead, warning the others behind him that he froze the robot in a dangerous position and thus it will crash down, which causes a blockade and stops the other competitors while Shoto forges ahead.Shoto manages to get across the Fall easily while still keeping the lead. He then reaches the final leg of the race which is a land mine field. Shoto treads carefully, realizing that it is meant to be a disadvantage for the person in the lead. Suddenly, Katsuki Bakugo blasts himself towards Shoto with his Quirk and states that Shoto issued his war declaration to the wrong rival. Both Shoto and Katsuki get into a brief scuffle.
Moments later, Shoto watches in bewilderment as Izuku flies towards him and Katsuki. Izuku manages to pass them, but Shoto manages to quickly catch up to him. Before he is able to take the lead again, Izuku uses his metal plate to trigger another explosion and shield himself from it at the same time. The explosion makes Shoto and Katsuki stop momentarily, allowing Izuku to place first. Shoto then crosses the finish line placing second, thus allowing him to continue on to the next event, the Human Cavalry Battle.
Shoto teams up with Tenya Iida, Momo Yaoyorozu and Denki Kaminari for the second event. He explains to his teammates that the reason he chose them is because their Quirks would give them the most balanced battle formation. He then goes on to explain what their battle strategy will be.
When asked whether he can feint attacks using his Quirk, Shoto states that he will never use his fire side during combat, while staring at his father, who is watching from the bleachers. Shortly after the Human Cavalry Battle begins, Shoto and his teammates confront Izuku's team.
Shoto instructs Momo to prepare an insulator sheet and Denki to prepare to release his electricity. Shoto covers himself along with Momo and Tenya with the insulator sheet while Denki releases a huge amount of electricity, electrocuting and stunning the other teams attacking them.
Afterwards, Shoto immobilizes the stunned teams by freezing their legs. He then takes their headbands while charging forward to fight Izuku's team. Fumikage's Dark Shadow tries to attack Shoto but Momo uses her Quirk to block the attack. Shoto's team continues fighting, but Izuku's team proves to be quite resilient. Shoto ponders that Izuku has figured his weak spot and tries to think of a plan. With only a minute left, Tenya tells his team to hold on tight as he uses his move Recipro Burst to forcibly accelerate his movement to blazing speeds allowing him and his team to speed past their enemies in a blink of an eye which catches Izuku's team off guard and allows Shoto to grab Izuku's 10 million headband in the confusion.
Shoto then sees that Izuku is preparing to attack him with full force in order to take back the headband. Realizing that the danger is high, Shoto subconsciously uses his fire power, setting his left arm alight as Izuku charges towards him.
Shoto's left arm is knocked away by the wind pressure Izuku's attack creates. He then realizes that he is using his fire power and is shocked by his own attitude. That leads him to let his guard down, allowing Izuku to take one of his headbands.
However, Izuku did not take the ten million point headband, but instead a 70-point one. Tenya tells Shoto to pull himself together, snaping Shoto back to reality. For the last ten seconds, Shoto's team prepares to defend themselves from Izuku's team, but the Human Cavalry Battle ends shortly after. Shoto's team places first, allowing them to participate in the final event. Frustrated over using his fire power, he says to himself he cannot go on like this. After the lunch break begins, Shoto meets Izuku in private, wanting to tell him something.
Shoto says that Izuku made him broke his pledge of never using his fire power in combat. Shoto assumes that Izuku is All Might's illegitimate son, but Izuku, shocked, denies it. Due to his answer, Shoto concludes that Izuku has some connection to All Might. He then tells Izuku about his father, Endeavor, who has been the number two hero forever and if Izuku is connected to All Might, the number one hero, he has all the more reason to win against Izuku.
Shoto explains how he was born out of a Quirk Marriage due to his father's obsession with surpassing All Might. He then reveals some of his past; that his mother despised his left side and dumped boiling water on him. Shoto explains that the reason he must beat Izuku, someone who is connected to All Might, is a personal triumph over his father: he aims to rise to the top without using his father's Quirk. Shoto then walks away, but before he goes Izuku states that he cannot lose either and that he, too, wants to beat Shoto.
The final event is revealed to be tournament, and Shoto's opponent in the first round is Hanta Sero. Seeing that his second round opponent would most likely be Izuku, Shoto expresses surprise to face him so soon, but says that he will defeat him with his own hands. During the recreational events, Shoto is seen outside thinking to himself.
As Shoto walks to the ring for his first round fight, he encounters hisfather. Shoto tells him to get out of his way, but Endeavor ignores him and instead says that Shoto's behavior is disgraceful and that if he had used his fire power, he could have easily crushed the past two events.
Endeavor goes on to say that he needs to stop resisting and see to his duty to surpass All Might. He states that Shoto is different than his older siblings: he is his "greatest masterpiece". Endeavor's talking enrages Shoto, who speaks up about how surpassing All Might is all his father ever has to say, and once again declares that he will only ever use his mother's Quirk in battle. Endeavor taunts him, saying that even if his tactic works for now, he will soon enough reach a point where he will have to rely on his fire power, which infuriates Shoto.
Shoto walks into the ring to meet his opponent, Hanta. Once the battle begins, Hanta wraps tape around Shoto, attempting to throw him out of the ring. Shoto, still furious about his father's speech, fiercely retaliates by creating a Giant Ice Wall, a humongous pillar of ice that freezes most of Hanta's body and in the process, freezes and shatters his tape, freeing Shoto.
Hanta is unable to move and, as a result, Shoto is declared the winner, thus moving on to the next round. Shoto goes to the immobilized Hanta and apologizes for overdoing it, saying that he was just aggravated. He then uses his fire to melt the ice off Hanta.
Shortly after Eijiro and Tetsutetsu's arm wrestling game, Shoto walks into the ring to meet his second round opponent, Izuku. Once the match begins, Shoto strikes first, sending a wave of ice towards Izuku. Izuku counters by sending a great amount of wind pressure, destroying the incoming ice and knocking Shoto back. Shoto is hit again by the wind pressure of Izuku's attack, but uses the ice behind him to prevent himself from being blown out of the ring. Shoto sends another wave of ice against Izuku and starts charging towards him. Izuku destroys the ice again but Shoto continues to close on Izuku. Shoto runs onto his ice, jumps off it, goes into the air and lands down onto the ground, knocking Izuku back and at the same time sends ice towards Izuku which freezes his foot. Seeing that Izuku is trapped, Shoto takes the chance to attack him.
However, Izuku strikes back by sending a huge blast of wind pressure against Shoto, which strongly knocks him back, but Shoto once again creates ice behind him to prevent himself from being blown out of the ring. Shoto then says that Izuku has reached his limit and just as he thought the pros who are watching can now see that he is more than just the 'son of No. 2'. Shoto then says that Izuku shouldn't fight with the way his hands are and decides to end the fight, sending a wave of ice towards Izuku.
However, Izuku sends another blast of wind pressure, destroying the incoming ice and knocking back a surprised Shoto. Izuku states that he realized Shoto has a limit to how cold he can get from generating ice, but he could use his left side to solve that problem. Izuku criticizes Shoto for declaring that he would win using only half of his power, but has yet to land a single hit on him. Izuku then demands that Shoto fights him seriously. Shoto, now angry, asks what Izuku he is planning.
Enraged, Shoto charges towards Izuku, but the frostbite prevents him from evading properly. Izuku punches him in the stomach, knocking him down. Shoto gets back up and launches a wave of ice at Izuku, which he destroys with a blast of wind pressure and once again knocks Shoto back. Izuku says that while he may never understand Shoto's circumstances and resolution, he thinks that becoming Number One without using his full strength in order to disown someone is a joke.
Telling Izuku to shut up, Shoto starts remembering his painful past and how his father was abusive towards him and his mother. Meanwhile, he also begins to experience the full effect of his frostbite, causing frost to appear over his right side. Unable to move properly, he is hit by Izuku again. Shoto remembers the incident of his mother throwing boiling water over his face. As Shoto gets up, Izuku tells him that his power belongs only to him.
After Izuku says these words, Shoto finally remembers what his mother said to him in the past: that he isn't a slave to his bloodline and can become whatever he wants to be. Touched by his mother's and Izuku's words, Shoto activates his fire power, setting the left side of his body ablaze. He tells Izuku that he wants to become a hero as well, and smiles.
Shoto powers up for one final attack and sends a great wave of ice towards Izuku. After thanking Izuku, he ignites the cold air generated by his wave of ice with his fire to create a huge wind blast. That, along with Izuku's wind pressure attack, creates a huge shock wave which blasts both of them back.
After the dust and smoke clears up, Shoto is seen standing in the ring without any injuries, while Izuku is out of bounds. Shoto is declared the winner and advances to the third round.
After leaving the ring, Shoto encounters his father in the corridor. Endeavor tells Shoto that he is proud of him for accepting to use his fire power and that he has become the perfect upgrade of him. However, Shoto tells Endeavor that he cannot change so easily and hasn't rescinded his disavowal of him. Shoto then says the only reason he used his fire power was because for a split second he completely forgot about him. As he walks away, Shoto says that he still needs to think.
Shoto faces his opponent, Tenya, in his third round match. Once the match begins, Shoto attacks first with a wave of ice but Tenya dodges the ice by jumping over it.
Tenya uses Recipro Burst and tries to attack Shoto with a speed-enhanced kick, but Shoto dodges. Tenya quickly counters and attacks Shoto with another kick, slamming Shoto down onto the ground. Shoto retaliates by grabbing Tenya's leg, but Tenya kicks him away. Tenya then grabs Shoto and proceeds to try and throw him out of bounds.
However, along the way, Tenya realizes that there is ice in his mufflers, slowing him down. Shoto reveals that he put ice in his mufflers when he grabbed his leg and freezes Tenya's entire body. Unable to move, Tenya is declared defeated and Shoto advances to the final round of the tournament. While walking away, Shoto admits to Tenya that he could not fully evade his Recipro Burst and that he expected no less from it.
Shoto waits in the waiting room for his final match to begin while thinking about Izuku's words to him during their match. The door slams open, revealing Katsuki, who barged into the wrong room. Shoto doesn't pay attention to Katsuki, much to his annoyance. Katsuki complains about Shoto's attitude towards a fellow finalist and uses a small explosion on the table to get his attention.
Shoto asks Katsuki if Izuku has been the type of person who drags out peoples' problems and helps them since childhood. Katsuki angrily kicks the table over, telling Shoto that he doesn't care about Izuku nor Shoto's feelings. Before leaving, Katsuki tells Shoto to give everything he's got during their match.
Shoto goes to the arena and faces his opponent, Katsuki, in the final match. Shoto attacks Katsuki with a slightly smaller version of Giant Ice Wall. However, Katsuki thaws himself out with an explosion. He then somersaults himself into the air and grabs Shoto's hair and shirt, throwing him onto the ground. However, Shoto creates an ice wall behind himself to prevent himself from being thrown out of the ring.
Shoto is attacked by Katsuki again, but dodges his explosion and grabs Katsuki's arm. Shoto throws Katsuki into the ice wall, who becomes angry at Shoto for not using his full power. As Katsuki prepares his next attack, Shoto mentally apologizes to him and admits to himself that since fighting Izuku he is struggling on what to do.
From the stands, Izuku yells at Shoto to not give up, which makes him activate his fire power. However, as soon as he does, Shoto remembers his mother and becomes disheartened. He is then hit by Katsuki's Howitzer Impact. After the smoke clears, Shoto is out of bounds and knocked out. A furious Katsuki walks to Shoto and grabs him by his shirt, but is knocked out by Midnight's Quirk before he can do anything. Having gone out of bounds, Shoto loses.
Later, at the closing ceremony of the Sports Festival, All Might gives Shoto his second place medal and asks him about his reasons for not using his left side. Shoto explains that he still has things he needs to deal with. All Might gives him a congratulatory hug and says that he won't pry any further, and that he knows now that Shoto can come to terms with anything that is troubling him.
After the closing ceremony is finished, Shoto along with his class are given two off days. The next day, Shoto decides to go see his mother in the hospital. His older sister, Fuyumi, is surprised that Shoto is going to see their mother after such a long time and asks Shoto why, but he does not respond.
At the hospital, Shoto arrives at the door to his mother's room. Shoto believes that the only way to solve his problems and move forward, coming to terms with using his fire side and overcoming his trauma from childhood, is to meet his mother and talk to her. He takes a deep breath and enters his mother's room. Shoto's mother apologizes to Shoto and forgives him, smiling at her son through tears.
In class, after the two-day break, Shoto listens as Shouta reveals the Pro Hero nominations. Having received 4,123 Pro Hero nominations, Shoto has the highest amount of nominations out of Class 1-A. Afterwards, Class 1-A has to decide on Hero names. Shoto, however, picks his own first name as his hero name.
After Class 1-A is finished formulating their Hero names, Shoto is given his personalized work place to choose where he wants to train at. On his list, Shoto sees his father's work place as one of his choices. On the day of the work place training, Shoto is at the train station with his class so that he can travel to the work place of his choice.
Later, Shoto is in Hosu with his father, having chosen his office as his training workplace. He receives a text message on his cellphone from Izuku, and heads to the location sent in the message. As he arrives at the alley where Izuku is, Shoto launches a column of fire and ice at Stain, forcing the villain to dodge. Shoto reveals himself, telling Izuku that he should have texted him more information and that he was almost too late.
Shoto attacks Stain with ice but he dodges, followed by a stream of fire that Stain also dodges. Shoto's attacks of ice and fire manage to bring Izuku and the injured Pro Hero to him. He then states that he won't let the villain kill them. Stain throws his dagger at Shoto's face and manages to land a cut on his face, and then appears before Shoto and attacks him with his dagger, but Shoto blocks the attack with a pillar of ice.
Looking up, he is distracted by Stain's katana, which is about to fall on him. Stain grabs Shoto and prepares to lick the blood off his face, but Shoto uses fire to knock him back. He attacks Stain with ice again, but the Hero Killer dodges and attempts to slash Shoto with his katana and dagger, but Shoto is able to defend himself with a small wall of ice.
Tenya begs Shoto to stop fighting as this is supposed to be his fight, causing Shoto to criticize Tenya, saying that the Ingenium he knows would not make a face like his. Shoto attacks the villain with great pillars of ice, attempting to block Stain's view. However, Stain cuts through Shoto's ice pillars with ease and throws two small daggers into Shoto's left arm. He then jumps into the air and prepares to stab Shoto with his katana.
Suddenly, Izuku appears before him, the effect of the Hero Killer's Quirk having wore off, and grabs Stain, attempting to throw him onto the ground. The Hero Killer retaliates by knocking Izuku away with his elbow, causing Izuku to fall onto the ground. Stain then distances himself from Shoto and Izuku. Shoto tells Izuku that avoiding close quarters combat and holding out is their best course of action against Stain, to which Izuu agrees, telling Shoto that he will draw Stain's attention while he acts as support. Shoto states that they will protect Tenya and the Pro Hero.
Izuku tries to attack the Hero Killer, but Stain slashes at Izuku with his katana and then licks the blood on it, activating his Quirk, which paralyzes Izuku. Stain then sets his sight on Shoto, cutting through his wall of ice, removing Shoto's defense and preparing to attack him. As Tenya protests, Shoto encourages to be the man he set out to be.
Shoto attacks Stain with a stream of ice and fire, but Stain dodges. As Stain is about to cut through Shoto with his katana, Tenya uses Recipro Burst and breaks the weapon in half with a kick. Stain tells Tenya that he is a fake Hero, and Shoto says that he should to pay no heed to Stain. Shoto attacks Stain with a stream of fire and keeps him at bay, concluding that he is not as powerful as one might think and that fighting against groups is his biggest disadvantage. Stain attacks Shoto with daggers, but Tenya intercepts his efforts. Shoto then cools down Tenya's leg enough for him to regain mobility. Shoto encourages Izuku and Tenya to press on with their attacks and the duo hits Stain with a punch and kick, respectively.
Stain makes one last attempt at killing Tenya, but he retaliates with a kick and Shoto shoots a stream of fire at Stain's face. Stain finally loses consciousness and is defeated. Tenya and Izuku land safely onto the ground thanks to Shoto's ice ramp. Shoto decides to tie up Stain with Izuku suggesting that they remove Stain's weapons.
Izuku, Shoto, Tenya and Native leave the alley with the unconscious restrained Stain in tow. Tenya offers to pull Stain, but Shoto refuses due to his arm being in bad shape. After Tenya apologizes for his actions, Shoto tells him to pull himself together because he is the Class President. Moments later, Shoto watches as the winged Noumu grabs Izuku and Stain wakes up and defeats it.
Stain's mask falls off and reveals his true face, shocking Shoto. Stain walks forward and declares that the only one who is allowed to kill him is All Might, unleashing a malefic aura in the process. Shoto falls down onto the ground out of fear. After Stain loses consciousness, Shoto is shocked and speechless that he is still standing despite being unconscious.
The next day, after being taken to the Hosu General Hospital, Shoto, Izuku and Tenya discuss their previous battle with the Hero Killer. The Chief of Hosu Police, Tsuragamae Kenji, arrives, and tells the three that the Hero Killer is undergoing treatment. Tsurugamae states that the trio acted on their own without the supervision of their superiors and as such violated the rules, thus they, along with their superiors, will be punished.
Shoto becomes enraged over the fact that Tsuragamae expected them to follow the rules and let people die as a result, saying that the job of a Hero is saving people. Izuku, Gran Torino and Tenya stop Shoto. However, Tsuragamae states that there were limited witnesses and as a result there will not be any punishment for the trio, but they won't be receiving any praise from the public, as the events that occurred the previous day will be covered up. The three thank the Chief of Police for not punishing them. Tsuragamae thanks them for their heroic actions.
The following day, Izuku and Tenya discuss their hand injuries and promise each other to become stronger. Shoto apologizes, confusing Izuku. Shoto says that he seems to be cursed—whenever he is involved, people's hands go bad. Izuku and Tenya are surprised that Shoto can crack a joke, but he claims to be completely serious, calling himself a "hand crusher", causing the young Heroes to laugh.
The workplace training comes to an end and Shoto returns to U.A.. During Foundational Hero Studies, Shoto watches the first group race through the construction site. Seeing Izuku's speedy movements, he notices that they remind him of someone.
As Denki despairs over the upcoming end of term test, Shoto remarks that if he had just attended classes normally then he would not have such low grades. In the lunchroom, Izuku, Tenya, Shoto, Ochaco, Tsuyu and Toru eat at a table, discussing about how they will perform in the end of term test. Back in class, Katsuki declares that he will defeat not only Izuku but Shoto as well before storming off. On the day of the exercise test, the Principal reveals that Class 1-A will be fighting against U.A.'s teachers in their exercise test. Shoto is paired with Momo and they must face Shouta Aizawa in their exercise test.
Shoto, Momo and Aizawa arrive in a replica city where their test exercise will take place. After the rules are explained, the test begins. Shoto asks Momo to create random objects in order detect when Aizawa has seen them, deducing the test will depend on who finds who first. Shoto says he will fight Aizawa while Momo makes an escape, and instructs Momo not to get separated from him until then.
Shoto is confused over what are the objects Momo is creating, and she explains to him they are Russian dolls. Momo says she's impressed with Shoto for being able to think of a strategy and have the judgement to make quick decisions. Shoto tells Momo that it's nothing special, but Momo sadly says that even though she is a recommended freshmen like him, she has yet to show any noteworthy results.
Suddenly, Shoto realizes that Aizawa is nearby, causing Momo to apologize for being distracted. The teacher appears from above, hanging from telephone wires. He comes down and Shoto attempts to attack him, but misses. Shoto tells Momo to run away. Aizawa then wraps his bandages around Shoto and hangs him from the telephone wires, tying them to a telephone pole. Shoto points out that he can break free from his bonds by using fire or ice, but Aizawa throws caltrops underneath him to stop Shoto from doing so. Before leaving, Aizawa commends Shoto for thinking of Momo, but points out that he should have instead listened to what she had to say.
As Aizawa pursues Momo, Shoto is still hanging from the telephone wires, thinking about what the teacher had said. Suddenly, Momo appears and apologizes to Shoto, being unable to decide what to do: rescue him or escape. Shoto apologizes to Momo for not taking her ideas into consideration and asks if she has something in mind. Momo says she does, but doesn't think it would work if Shoto's plan fell flat.
Shoto encourages Momo to put her plan into action, telling her that he voted for her during the Class President election because he feels she is fit for the role. Aizawa then appears above Momo, preparing to attack. Feeling more confident because of Shoto's words, Momo tells Shoto to close his eyes and throws the Russian dolls she created into the air. They open up to reveal flash grenades in them, preventing Aizawa from advancing and using his Quirk. Momo frees Shoto from the telephone wires, then confidently declares to him that she does have a plan to prevail over their opponent.
Aizawa launches his capturing weapon against Shoto and Momo, but they avoid the attack and Shoto counters by trying to use fire; however, Aizawa erases Shoto's Quirk. Momo and Shoto run to escape from Shouta's line of sight. Momo instructs Shoto to use his Quirk when Aizawa blinks. As soon as he has the opportunity, Shoto creates a humongous ice pillar that completely eclipses Aizawa's view. Unable to see anything, the teacher stands by.
Momo creates a replica of Aizawa's weapon and explains her plan to Shoto. The two then move away from the ice wall, while covered by black cloaks. Aizawa attacks the concealed duo with his capturing weapon, but only captures a mannequin Momo was holding. Momo fires the replica weapon from a catapult, and then tells Shoto to shoot heat along the ground. Shoto's fire causes Momo's weapon, made of allow with shape memory, to wrap itself around Aizawa, binding him. Afterwards, Momo and Shoto handcuff Shouta, which allows them to pass the practical test.
Shoto thanks Momo for making the plan prevail. Happy with the result, Momo is about to cry tears of joy. Shoto asks what is wrong and advises Momo that there is a pressure point on top of her foot to ease any pain, but Momo tells Shoto that nothing is wrong, rubbing her eyes.
In class, Shoto learns that he has passed both the written and practical end of term tests, and will go to the forest lodge along with the rest of his classmates. He refuses the invite to go shopping with the rest of the class, saying that he visits someone on his days off.
The day after the shopping trip at U.A., Aizawa informs Shoto and the rest of Class 1-A that the destination for their lodge trip has been changed. On the day of the event, Class 1-A boards a bus that will take them to the forest lodge destination. An hour later, the bus stops for a restroom break.
Suddenly, two females wearing cat-like costumes and a small boy appear; the females introduce themselves as the professional Hero Team, The Pussycats. The black haired female, Mandalay, explains to Class 1-A that they will be staying at the base of a mountain and that they have three hours to reach the location. The blonde female, Pixiebob, uses her Quirk to create a landslide that causes Class 1-A to fall into the forest below. Suddenly, they are confronted by an earth beast. Shoto, along with Katsuki, Tenya and Izuku use their Quirks to destroy it.
Class 1-A arrive at the facility only 8 hours later, battered and tired. Pixiebob commends Shoto, Izuku, Tenya, and Katsuki for taking quick action against one of her Earth Beasts. After Katsuki comments that Kouta thinks he is an adult, Shoto says that Kouta reminds him of someone who also thinks he's an adult.
After fetch their luggage and put it in their rooms, Class 1-A has dinner and then head to the hot springs. The next day at 5:30 AM, Aizawa greets his students and tells them that they will undergo reinforcement training to strengthen and upgrade their Quirks which will also allow Class 1-A to obtain their temporary licenses.
Shoto trains along with the rest of his class. Later that day, Pixiebob and Ragdoll provide Class 1-A the materials to make their own food from now on. As they cook, Mina asks Shoto to make some fire, causing Momo to remind everyone to not rely on someone else otherwise they won’t learn how to make food on their own. Shoto says it's fine and lights a fire for Mina anyway.
On the third day, Shoto continues his training along with his class and Class 1-B. That evening, while cooking dinner, Shoto asks Izuku what he wanted to talk to All Might about. Izuku replies that he wanted to talk to him about Kouta, because he is unable to help the boy, who dislikes the superhero society, with words. Shoto tells him that words alone will not help Kouta since he would find reasoning from strangers to be pretentious, and that he believes that action speaks louder than words.
Later that night, Shoto is paired with Katsuki for the test of courage. A few minutes after entering the forest, Yui scares Shoto and Katsuki, making the two freeze with fear. Soon after, the League of Villain's Vanguard Action Squad attacks the camp. Shoto, carrying an injured Kousei Tsuburaba, runs through the forest with Katsuki. While going back to the facility, Shoto and Katsuki encounter a villain admiring a severed arm on the ground. The villain turns his attention to Katsuki and Shoto.
Shoto engages in combat with the villain, Moonfish, using his ice to block the villain’s teeth enlarging Quirk. Moonfish breaks through Shoto’s ice and nearly hits Katsuki with one of his teeth, only to be intercepted again Shoto’s ice. Shoto warns Katsuki to not use his Explosion Quirk due to the fear of igniting the poisonous gas and causing more chaos, much to Katsuki’s annoyance. Moon Fish continues breaking through Shoto’s ice defenses with Quirk while also using his teeth to maneuver himself around. Shoto analyses that retreat is not possible since they will get caught in the gas and concludes that he and Katsuki are in a bind.
Shoto is unable to fight properly while carrying Kousei. He tries his best to keep Moonfish at bay by blocking his path with ice. Katsuki becomes furious that he is unable to fight back, wanting to fire a huge explosion to stop the villain, but Shoto advises him against it. Suddenly, Mezo and Izuku arrive running at Katsuki and Shoto's location. Mezo asks one of them to make light. Before he can explain further, Moonfish senses Mezo and Izuku’s presence and sends one of his teeth to attack them. However, the rampaging Dark Shadow appears and uses its enormous claw to crush Moonfish, destroying his teeth. Shoto and Katsuki watch in shock.
Katsuki and Shoto manage to get close to Fumikage and use their Quirks, which calms down Dark Shadow; making it reduce in size and retract back into Fumikage. As Fumikage and Mezo reconcile, Shoto expresses his surprise over Fumikage's Dark Shadow being to defeat Moonfish in a single hit. The group decides that they should escort Katsuki back to the facility, and take a shortcut through the forest to do so. The Bakugo Escort Squad (consisting of Mezo, Shoto, Izuku and Fumikage) begins escorting a begrudging Katsuki back to the facility.
The group comes across Ochaco and Tsuyu. The girls wonder why Katsuki isn’t with them. Mezo, Shoto and Izuku then realize that Fumikage and Katsuki are missing. Suddenly, a masked villain appears on a tree branch and reveals that he used his “magic” to take Katsuki by turning him into a marble. The masked villain, known as Mr. Compress, says that Katsuki will shine brighter on the villains’ side.
After handing Kousei to Ochaco, Shoto attempts to freeze Compress, but he avoids Shoto's attacks and begins to flee. Before Shoto attempts to give chase, Izuku comes up with a strategy to save Fumikage and Katsuki. They execute the plan: Tsuyu wraps her tongue around Izuku, Mezo and Shoto while Ochaco uses her Quirk to make them weightless. Tsuyu throws the weightless trio towards Compress. They land on the villain and smash him onto the ground. Izuku, Shoto and Mezo then see that they are right in front of Dabi, Himiko and Twice.
Dabi launches his flames towards the boys. Compress gets away, Shoto manages to dodge Dabi’s flames, but Izuku and Mezo don't. In an instant, Twice appears behind Shoto and attacks him, but Shoto blocks the attack with his ice. Shoto continues to hold back Twice until Mezo reveals that he took the marbles from Compress.
As Izuku and Shoto rush to backup Mezo, Kurogiri arrives and blocks their path. After Himiko, Twice and the Noumu escape, Compress reveals that the marbles Mezo took are not the captured targets, but decoys. The marbles Mezo took transform into ice. Compress removes his mask and sticks out his tongue, revealing the real marbles. From behind a bush, Yuga fires his Navel Laser at Compress’s face, making him spit out the marbles. Izuku, Mezo and Shoto rush to grab them. Mezo grabs the marble containing Fumikage. Shoto is almost in reach of the marble containing Katsuki, but Dabi snatches it away before Shoto can grab it. Compress deactivates his Quirk, freeing Fumikage and Katsuki. Shoto watches as Katsuki is teleported away with the villains.
Two days after the incident, Shoto and the rest of his classmates visit Izuku in the hospital. Shoto and Eijiro state their plan to rescue Katsuki after overhearing Momo talking about a device that can locate a transmitter she placed on one of the villains. However, most of Class 1-A are against the idea. Shoto leaves after the doctor needs to checkup on Izuku.
Later that night, Shoto along Eijiro wait for Izuku and Momo. They arrive, but before Momo can speak, Tenya appears, angry that they are about to repeat the same mistake he made at Hosu. Shoto tells Tenya that they will not engage the villains in combat, and Eijiro explains that they're planning a covert mission. Momo states that she came along to accompany them all in order to prevent them from engaging in combat. Tenya decides to go with them.
Shoto along with Izuku, Momo, Tenya and Eijiro board a train to travel to a place called Kamino Ward, located in Yokohama City in the Kanagawa Prefecture. At the location, the group puts on disguises to prevent the League of Villains from recognizing them. They exit the clothing shop and witness a video clip of U.A.'s public apology.
Shoto along with Eijiro, Izuku, Momo and Tenya continue towards the place that Momo's tracking device is detecting. After waiting for a while near the place, Momo, Tenya, Shoto, Eijiro and Izuku prepare to infiltrate the supposed League of Villains’ hideout.
Shoto along with the group go to the back of the hideout and see a window. Shoto and Tenya have Izuku and Eijiro stand on their shoulders to see what is inside using the night-vision goggles Eijiro brought along. Suddenly, Mount Lady destroys the front of the warehouse which shocks Shoto.
Seeing that the Pro Heroes are at the warehouse, Shoto and the group assume that All Might is with Katsuki as they are speaking. Shoto and the group decide to head home. Suddenly, the entire warehouse is completely destroyed by a mysterious man along with the surrounding area being significantly damaged. The man's aura above them utterly terrifies Izuku, Eijiro and Shoto.
As the battle between All Might, Sensei, Katsuki and the League of Villains continue, Izuku knows that they are in a crisis and there aren’t any openings to rescue Katsuki due to Sensei’s presence and Katsuki being outnumbered by the Vanguard Action Squad. Suddenly, Izuku comes up with an idea and explains the plan to Shoto and the rest of the group.
Izuku puts his plan into action; Izuku and Tenya hold onto Eijiro with Izuku using One For All Full Cowl and Tenya using his Recipro Burst to burst through the wall while Eijiro uses his Hardening to protect himself, Izuku and Tenya. After Izuku, Tenya and Eijiro burst through the wall, Shoto creates an ice ramp; Izuku Tenya and Eijiro jump off Shoto’s ice ramp and head into the sky. Sensei sees the trio and attempts to attack them, but All Might intervenes by punching Sensei. Katsuki sees the trio while Eijiro yells at Katsuki to take his hand. Tomura tries to take Katsuki, but Katsuki uses his Explosion to launch himself towards Izuku, Tenya and Eijiro. Katsuki grabs Eijiro’s hand and smiles.
Seeing that Izuku, Eijiro and Tenya have succeeded in rescuing Katsuki, Shoto and Momo begin escaping from the battlefield.
Shoto and Momo successfully escape. Shoto phones Izuku and finds out that him and his group are at the train station.
Shoto and Momo meet up with Izuku's group. They take Katsuki to a Police Station for his safety. Afterwards, Shoto parts ways and goes home. Shoto arrives at the Todoroki Abode where his sister greets him and states that their father is in the training hall. Shoto walks by the training room and assumes that his father will take the position of Number One Hero now that All Might can no longer fight. Shoto sees the training hall, only to find that the room is nearly in shambles due to Endeavor’s rage; Endeavor refuses to accept the position of Number One Hero.