The intertwined paths of Toga Himiko and Uraraka Ochaco intersect in My Hero Academia. Chapter 288 when Toga finally reveals why she admires Uraraka.
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Toga Himiko was one of the first members of the League of Villains in My Hero Academia and is a key player in every evil group’s struggle for power and influence. She has a very eccentric personality and a strange fascination with both Uraraka Ochaco and Midoriya Izuku, two students in UA’s heroic Class 1-A. Her interest in hero training is unprecedented for a villain, and Toga isn’t exactly sure why she’s so obsessed with Uraraka.
Unlike most villains, Toga doesn’t consider his actions evil or even acknowledge the harm they can cause others. For her, she is simply living the most comfortable life for her. Her Quirk, Transform, allows her to change her appearance to match anyone else’s, as long as she can taste their blood. Perhaps, because of Quirk’s demands and effects, she’s always had a strange affinity for blood and a false understanding of how to deal with feelings of love and admiration. She has always been attracted to people with blood in her face.
When describing his condition to Uraraka, Toga was right in thinking that everyone seeks to become more like the people they admire. However, since she has the power to actually change her form, Toga takes “becoming like them” a bit too literally. Her association with blood also means that she finds her attractions most comfortable when they are injured, and she is not afraid to make herself bleed. As a child, Toga tried to hide his more brutal nature but eventually grew tired of hiding his true self. She joined the League of Villains because she loved Stain and his ideals of drastic social reform, but it was also a place where she could truly be herself.
Toga first meets Uraraka during the group’s assault on UA’s first year summer training camp. She immediately felt some kind of kinship with her. She rates Uraraka the same way she does because they both have people they admire and want to compete with. At that time, Toga imagined Stain and Uraraka still moving towards a relationship with Midoriya. Uraraka’s momentary reluctance to properly analyze gave Toga a chance to break free of her grip and break free, but not before a glimpse of Midoriya knocked down and bloodied.
In an attempt to learn more about Midoriya, Toga sneaked into Class 1-A’s Provisional License Exam, disguised as a student of Shiketsu. She approaches Midoriya disguised as Uraraka but is quite surprised when he sees right through her and still saves her from an unpleasant fall. Midoriya’s selfless decision intrigued Toga and she asked him if he would ever draw a line in relation to the person he was prepared to save. Her previous negative experiences with heroes and law enforcement may have led her to ask this question. Unfortunately, they were interrupted before Midoriya could answer her. Her infiltrations weren’t in vain, though: She’d discovered that Midoriya had great trust and respect for Uraraka, which only increased Toga’s obsession with her.
Toga’s questions did not appear again until Twice died at the hands of a hero. Since he was one of her few true friends, she was hit pretty hard and once again began to wonder if Twice, and in other words, she deserved to be saved by the heroes. are not. When she notices Uraraka, Toga decides to ask her these questions – as well as what Uraraka intends to do with her. Since Toga had grown to admire Uraraka in her own way, she felt confident that she would receive a satisfactory answer.
Uraraka must have felt sympathy for Toga, but she didn’t allow that to cloud her judgment. She boldly declares that Toga will face appropriate consequences if she continues to live her life according to her will and threatens people. Toga finally got the answer she was looking for, but it wasn’t an answer that satisfied her. She runs away from the battle in tears, perhaps because she has realized the people she admires may never truly accept her for who she is.