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Zero Gravity (無重力 (ゼログラビティ) Zero Gurabiti?) is a Quirk used by Ochaco Uraraka

Description

Skill Release

Ochaco activating and then deactivating Zero Gravity.

Zero Gravity gives to the user the ability to manipulate gravity upon touching solid things with her pads. The targets lose their gravitational pulls, effectively making the object weightless or float. She is able to activate or cancel her Quirk's effects by closing her fingers together.

Through Zero Gravity, Ochaco can make anything solid float in mid-air as long as they are within the weight limit of her Quirk, which is around three tons. The more objects she has under the effects of her Quirk, the more she will struggle to keep them afloat. Continued strain results in her feeling sick and woozy, to the point of vomiting.

Whenever Ochaco activates her Quirk in the anime, her pads briefly glow in a pink light.

Usage

Ochaco releases the meteor shower

Ochaco releasing floating rubble on Katsuki.

Ochaco often takes advantage of ravaged areas by using her Quirk to gather wreckage without an opponent noticing, smartly exploiting the collateral damage of a destructive Quirk. Her ability to clean up disaster zones also makes her useful for rescue missions, which she has a notable interest for and is able to figure out the timing of her movements to not damage others. Offensively, Ochaco can release rubbles on enemies as a long-range projectile attack or remove the weight of certain heavy structures, which can be used as melee weapons that she holds onto them.
Ochaco restrains students

Ochaco making opponents float away.

Ochaco's main battle tactic consists of using her Quirk directly on opponents by getting close enough to make contact with them through her fingers. This consequently causes her targets to continuously float up and lose their footing, severely limiting their fighting capability, if not taking it away outright. After learning martial arts with Gunhead, she has developed a few moves that she is able to use in conjunction with her Quirk.

Ochaco can further use Zero Gravity to remove her own weight, make others weigthless, and create decoys by making objects levitate slightly above the ground, which may serve as a distraction.

Because prolonged usage of Zero Gravity causes nausea, Ochaco had several mechanisms installed in her costume in order to mitigate its effects. She is known to be careful with her hands so that she doesn't accidentally activate her Quirk on something or someone she doesn't want to.

Named Super Moves

  • Skill Release (解除 Kaijo?): Ochaco can press her fingertips together and make whatever she has touched stop floating. This move is first used when she saved Izuku Midoriya from fall to death during the U.A. Entrance Exam.
    • Meteor Shower: After levitate a large quantity of rubble surrounding her, Ochaco can collect the collateral damaged structures, forming a giant meteor of debris above her opponents. She then causes to fall on an opponent. She first used this move during her match against Katsuki Bakugo.
      • Meteor Fafrotskies (メテオファフロッキーズ Meteo Fafurokkīzu?): In conjunction with Froppy, the two rise and throw several debris at the targets. It is a stronger, multi-ranged version of Meteor Shower. They first used this move against two villains with Gigantification Quirks during their internship.
  • Home Run Comet (彗星ホームラン Suisei Hōmuran?): After touching some rubble and a pillar to make them weightless, Ochaco then uses the pillar to forcefully hit the rubble at her enemy.[1] This move is first used to distract Tenya Iida during the Battle Trial.
  • Levitation: By removing her own gravitational pull, Ochaco can jump higher and make herself float further. This allows her to mobilize easier, touching her targets in most directions. Before her intense training, this leaded her to become nauseous much quicker.[2]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 10.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 6.

External Links

  • Anti-gravity - Wikipedia article about the concept behind Ochaco's Quirk.

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