Aizawa Shouta

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Character
Name: Aizawa Shouta, Eraser Head
Occupation: U.A. High School Teacher
Title/Rank: Pro Hero
Location:
Status: Alive
Relationships: Class 1-A (Students)
Fandom: Boku no Hero Academia
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Aizawa Shouta, also known as the hero Eraser Head, is a supporting character of the shounen manga and anime series Boku no Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi.

Canon

Aizawa is Pro Hero and the homeroom teacher of Class 1-A at U.A. High School. As an underground hero, he prefers to avoid media attention and the spotlight.

Aizawa attended U.A. High School and was in the same class as Yamada Hizashi.

Quirk

Erasure: Aizawa's quirk gives him the ability to nullify anyone's quirk by looking at them. While powerful, this ability has some drawbacks, such as giving him dry eye.

Equipment

Capturing Weapon: As Aizawa's quirk is not an offensive one, he developed a style of fighting that utilizes a long, scarf-like capturing weapon, which he uses to subdue and ensnare opponents.

Fandom

Aizawa is sometimes called "Dadzawa" by fandom to describe is mentor/parental relationship with his students. The tag "Dadzawa" is synned with Parental Aizawa Shouta | Eraserhead on AO3.

Aizawa is often depicted in fanworks as the adoptive father of Shinsou Hitoshi. This dynamic is often known as Dadzawa and Shinson, a play on the two's names. Aizawa is also often depicted as the adoptive father of Eri. When combined with Aizawa being married to Yamada Hizashi (Present Mic), this family is referred to as the "Erasermic family".

He appears often as a supporting character in fanworks, as he is the teacher of the series' main cast. Fanworks that feature him and his life outside of teaching are also fairly popular.

Aizawa has a documented love of cats, which is often featured in fluffy fanworks.

Aizawa, Yamada Hizashi, Kayama Nemuri (Midnight), and Iida Tensei (Ingenium) are often headcanoned to have attended U.A. at the same time and been friends.

Aizawa is sometimes headcanoned to have transferred from U.A.'s General Education department to the Heroics department, as his quirk has little offensive potential and he has expressed distaste for the practical portion of the entrance exam [1][2]. This headcanon also draws further parallels between Aizawa and Shinsou Hitoshi, who is his mentee in canon and often depicted as his son in fanwork.

Pairings

Example Fanworks

Fanfiction

  • Surprises by MikeWritesThings: Moving into the dorms, the students get to witness a side of their teacher they didn’t even know had existed--a side much softer, and, dare they say, human, than any of them had ever expected to see. (Or, 5 things class 1-A never expected from Aizawa, and 1 thing he never expected from them.)

Fanart

Zines

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

  • Dadzawa: A zine about Aizawa being a dad. Completed in 2019.

Resources

References

  1. General Studies Aizawa by @ihaveabsolutelynoideas on Tumblr
  2. how did eraser head get into ua? by @thenovawrites on Tumblr