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My Hero Academia is a popular shonen anime set in the world of superhumans who have special abilities called quirk. With more than 80 percent of the population having quirks, conflicts happen almost every day where villains take to the streets and perform all kinds of illegal activities. To stop them, heroes fight using their powers and save the people.
However, becoming a hero isn't easy in the slightest. The aspiring heroes have to undergo three years of harsh training in their high school years to get licensed to become a hero. The story centers on the students of such a high school, named U.A., which ranks on the top in Japan. One of the aspiring heroes in U.A. High School is Shoto Todoroki.
Shoto is an extremely popular character in the series, second only to Izuku Midoriya. His calm and collective nature had the fans like him from the start. In the beginning, he was almost a mystery that nobody could solve. Shoto appeared to be a cold person who distanced himself from his classmates. Later it was revealed that he is the son of the number 2 hero Endeavor (current number 1).
During the second season, Shoto revealed his tragic backstory to Izuku. As a result, Izuku helped Shoto break free from shackles and accept the person he really is. After that, Shoto appeared a lot less aloof and was shown to start caring for his friends.
Shoto has almost all the qualities that fans love; good looks, powerful quirk, tragic past, caring personality, and a bit of humor. As one of the main characters in the series, it wouldn't be a surprise that there is a love interest hinted at in the series. Here, we will find out who is Shoto Todoroki's love interest.
Shoto is never too friendly with any of his female classmates. Most of his interactions include Izuku, Bakugo, and Tenya However, Momo Yaoyorozu is undoubtedly an exception. Although their interactions have been minimal, most of them are special enough to talk about.
Their first meaningful interaction was during their final exams in the second season when they were teamed up against Mr. Aizawa for the practical exam. As all the students had to defeat their teachers in pairs, Mr. Aizawa thought it best to pair the two of them. It happened right after the U.A. Sports Festival, which was a huge turning point in both Shoto's and Momo's lives.
While Shoto had to deal with his complicated family issues, Momo was feeling pessimistic due to her defeat in her battle with Tokoyami. She was one of the students who got into U.A. by recommendations, just like Shoto. However, during her battle, Tokoyami effortlessly defeated her.
While they were teamed up, Momo continued to compare herself with Shoto, who was the best in the class. Oblivious to Momo's inner conflict, Shoto devised a plan to defeat Mr. Aizawa. While Momo had a plan of her own, her lack of confidence compelled her to believe that her plan would be worse than Shoto's.
After Shoto's plan got backfired and the two were almost about to fail, Shoto realized that Momo wanted to tell him her plan, but stopped because of him. He tried to convince her to talk about her plan, but Momo refused as she believed that she will fail if even Shoto couldn't do it.
However, he managed to convince her that he always believed in her judgment skills and that he voted for her during the class representative election. Shoto's positive words were enough to increase her confidence by a milestone. After that, Momo's plan worked against Mr. Aizawa and she was finally able to regain her confidence.
During the Joint Training Arc, where class 1-A and 1-B competed against each other, Shoto was analyzing how her strategies would work. Being a man of few words, he rarely sings praises of anyone. However, during Momo and her team's battle against class 1-B, he was constantly praising her. Even after she lost, he showed concern that she will feel down because of the results.