You could be looking at the UA traitor RIGHT NOW! #UAINVESTIGATION

You could be looking at the UA traitor RIGHT NOW! #UAINVESTIGATION


Hey guys, I have a revolutionary new
theory about who the UA traitor might be, and I want to submit it to Tekking’s
UA investigation contest. To follow the rules of contest I’m supposed to put
something on the screen, but I’m not too good at video editing so here’s the nyancat, I guess. *Music starts. It’s too loud.* All right, so I have this crazy new
theory the traitor is actually Hagakure Toru. Why, you ask? Well… uh… damn, is it just me, or is this cat REALLY loud? Cat… CAT… CAT, SHUT UP! Cat? Oh, okay, I’ll be right back. Yelling at it doesn’t work, I guess I need to learn basic video editing skills first. Okay, I figured out how to do some basic stuff. So like I said, my revolutionary theory is that Hagakure
Toru, aka Invisible Girl, aka worst girl, is the UA traitor. I’ll put
a picture of her on the screen right now. Oh wait that’s, just me in my cosplay of
her. Pretty good though, right? Okay, here she is for real. Oh yeah, that is the one
rule of contest that I’ll be breaking this whole time: there will be TONS of
nudes of Toru on the screen all the time.
Look, here’s a few more! I’ll be sticking those in this whole time as little
Easter eggs, but for the non-ecchi ones, I’ll need a little help pointing her out.
Mushroom girl (I know her name’s Shemage, shut up), could you do the honors please? Awesome, thank you very much. Now I
know what you’re thinking: This idiot thinks he came up with the ‘Toru is traitor’ theory.
Okay, okay. I get it but hear me out, cuz I get into some stuff that I haven’t heard
anybody else talk about yet and I think it deserves a little bit of a look. So my
theory is that Hagakure is not only the traitor,
she’s actually not even schoolgirl age. Let me explain. I first came up with this
theory when I saw this panel of chapter 169 – uh, spoilers, obviously. This is when the 1-A kids are suggesting events for their cultural festival and everybody’s
just throwing out random ideas. Hagakure says this ‘Bikk(u)ri House’ thing. Now, if
you’re a normal American weeb like me, or even a normal Japanese school student
like the rest of 1-A, you have no idea what this is. I’ll be honest I spent some
time researching it and I don’t even know what it is.
Apparently there are some subculture back in the 70s based around this
magazine called Bikkuri House. Look, I don’t know what it was, but it sounds
cult-y. Regardless, the point is it’s a really outdated reference that nobody
from the past 35+ years would get, much less the kids in 1-A, and that’s what
started me down this little rabbit hole. Now, there are some other ways you could
write this off aside from Toru being an adult, but I think they’re all pretty
unlikely. First of all, it could just be that, you know, she has some obscure tastes.
But like I said, this sort of subculture hasn’t existed for some 30-odd years, so
that seems unlikely. Next, there was a festival back in 2004 in Ikebukuro so
maybe it’s some sort of inside joke that Horikoshi developed with his friends or
something and decided to throw it into the manga. Personally, though, I doubt it’s
a reference as obscure as that. Horikoshi is just way too genre-savvy to just throw in a reference that his fan base wouldn’t get. Besides all that, he also went to
college, like, way far away from Ikebukuro, so it seems pretty unlikely that he’d
make it to that festival (because he was in college at the time). Now, the other obvious problem with this theory is that
Hero Aca’s timeline takes place sometime in the future. We don’t know exactly when,
but we see modern hospitals when the first golden baby is born, and it’s been
generations since then so a reference from the 70s would be too outdated even
for an adult of the Hero Aca timeline. I have a couple of ideas how this theory
gets around this problem, though. First, even though it’s technically set in the future, culture in the My Hero Academia timeline seems to be pretty much
comparable to ours, so instead of thinking of the literal year when this
‘Bikkuri House’ phenomenon took place, it might be more appropriate to think how
long ago it took place. I mean, if it were actually, you know, from the 70s in the
Hero Academia universe, how would even Toru know about it? Nobody would know
about it! It’d be ancient history! The other
explanation is way simpler which is just… Horikoshi forgot that his story is
in the future. I mean, the man’s a genius but it’s always
possible that he could make a mistake or two. Buuut I don’t think he’s actually
making a mistake here. I think he actually has considered all of this, so
I’m just gonna assume that my first explanation is right. I mean, it doesn’t
really matter either way. All right, so I’m not gonna lie, that was basically my
biggest piece of evidence, and really the only sort of concrete one at all. All the rest of my evidence is pretty circumstantial but, I think it still is
worth looking into. So first of all, obviously Invisible Girl is invisible. I
mean it’s right there in the name. Check out all these nudes of her though. Mm-mm. But even if she were older you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at her,
because she looks just as fiiine as she always has. Her hotness or, you know,
lack thereof aside, though, she is pretty much worst girl. Her personality
basically boils down to a generic bubbly teenager. With the cast of characters as
big as it is, even just within class 1-A, it’s understandable that the author
might want to slip in a few throwaway characters… That is, if the author were
anybody but Horikoshi. Anybody who’s an avid follower of the Hero Aca universe
knows just how much of a fanboy this man is of his own series. With the amount of
effort that he puts in, I find it hard to imagine they he’d intentionally make a
generic character in 1-A. No, I think this is just a front that Toru puts up
as an older woman trying to act like a teenage girl.
I mean, alternatively, it could be that she really is enjoying herself, and
that’s how Deku and pals win her back when she reveals her true… colors? I mean,
she’s invisible, so she doesn’t really have colors… Either way, this feeds into
my next point: her room. It’s just filled with stuffed animals and generic
bullshit. When I first saw it, I thought: “Wow, this looks like someone said, ‘well I
don’t know what a normal girl’s room supposed to look like, so I’ll just take
my best guess.'” So again, you could obviously write this off as Horikoshi
trying to make her look generic and this is what he thought generic looked like,
or it could be Toru trying to make herself generic. I obviously think it’s the latter, and that she’s trying to make
herself appear as normal as possible but as no actual idea how to really do so.
And this brings me to my final point: Toru’s sandbagging. Now this sort of
relates to the typical Toru-traitor theory, so I’ll cover some of the more
common points really quickly. Tohru is one of the two characters who’s absent (i.e. not shown)
during the UA Invasion Arc along with Aoyama. In the Forest Training Arc, Aoyama
redeems himself with a clutch snipe, but Toru kind of just naps through the
arc along with Kyouka. She’s also still “unconscious” when the 1-A kids plan the
Kacchan rescue, so that would explain why the League of Villains didn’t have any
sort of intel on that. That might not be super convincing, considering anybody
from UA who wasn’t in class 1-A also wouldn’t be in on that conversation… but
let’s be real, the traitor has to be someone we really care about, so they’re
probably in 1-A. When I was researching this, I also noticed that that conversation
about the rescue takes place in the same chapter as the idea of the traitor is
introduced. It’s kind of suspicious to me that in that same chapter right after
the idea of the traitor is brought up that it’s specifically pointed out there
are people missing for this private planning session. As a result, that kind
of stuck out to me. If you’re wondering why I don’t think this is evidence for
Kyouka being the traitor, well, we’ve seen her home life and it
just looks way too normal. Even if the teachers visited Toru’s place, she could
probably get away with claiming that her parents were invisible and bullshit her
way through like that. If she’s way better than we thought, she might even be
able to use light refraction to make illusory parents. Who knows? Incidentally,
she also mentioned it being a “tough fight,” which her classmates assumed to be
that it was hard to convince her parents to move into the dorms. However,
she could also be saying that it was just tough to fake her way through a
home visit with Eraserhead, or that it was tough to convince the
League of Villains to let her live at UA. We didn’t get to see that visit, so it’s
all speculation, but I think it’s worth considering. Anyways, I think Toru is just
sandbagging really hard when it comes to fighting to hide her true abilities.
Like recently in the manga when she went to go ambush
Onomatopoeia-man, she doesn’t even try to be sneaky. We’ve seen all the other kids
in 1-A improve, and we’ve seen Toru practice moving silently, so there’s no
way that she’d make a move his dumb as this accidentally. I mean, compare it to the
Final Exam Arc when she’s up against Snipe, a pro hero who specializes in
marksmanship and is presumably pretty perceptive. Even though one of the win
conditions for the exam was escaping, which one would imagine would be pretty
easy for someone invisible – at least, the easier of the two options – instead she
sneaks up on him and cuffs him. Even if Snipe was distracted at the time and he
was wearing weights, I think this proves that Toru is way better than she
normally acts. If you’re asking why she’d bust out her true skills here, my best
guess is either: A. as a villain she wanted to test herself against a pro
hero, or B. because Aizawa said that if you fail you don’t go to the training
camp, and she needed to guarantee that she was there so she could tell the
villains where it was located. So yeah, to sum it all up, I think that
Hagakure Toru is not only the UA traitor, but she’s actually much older and much
more skilled than she lets on. Let me know if you think I missed anything and
thanks for watching!

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