Midoriya Izuku/Uraraka Ochako
|Pairing:||Midoriya Izuku/Uraraka Ochako|
|Alternative name(s):||IzuOcha, Midoriya/Uraraka, Deku/Ochako|
|Fandom:||Boku no Hero Academia|
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On the day of the Entrance Exam, using the power of One For All for the first time, Midoriya saves Uraraka, another prospective student, from the large robots which make up the practical exam for U.A., but the application of such great force in his body only breaks the limbs through which it surged. Uraraka Becomes Midoriya's first friend at U.A.
Ochaco turns his once demeaning nickname "Deku" into a positive identity for him, when she said it gave her a "never gives up" vibe. This is because in Japanese, Deku really just refers to "the ability to do something." Bakugo uses this in a negative way to mean "useless, unable to do anything." Whereas Ochako sees this in a positive way, like "You can do it!". Deku gets flustered at Ochako's words and instinctively agrees to call himself Deku. However, later we see that he really takes her perspective to heart, and fully commits to making it his official hero identity.
The ship is close to canon given Uraraka's crush on Deku, which she realizes during the Tournament Arc. She is embarrassed by these feelings, and the topic continues to come up. Toga Himiko, who has a sadistic interest in Deku, taunts her: "You've got the same scent as me. There's someone you're crushing on."
Midoriya/Uraraka is the most popular het ship in Boku no Hero Academia, though it is followed closely by another Uraraka ship, Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako. As of 2019, there are over 1500 works on AO3.
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- Found via Midoriya Izuku/Uraraka Ochako works January 2019.