My Hero Academia is one of the most popular fandoms in the anime fanfiction community. Whether it's fanfic stories about shipping your favorite characters or depicting the heroes as villains, there's plenty of great My Hero Academia fanfiction on websites like Archive of our Own and Fanfiction.net. And perhaps the most interesting MHA fanfics are the ones that shine a spotlight on the villains.
Interested in exploring more about Shigaraki's past? Want to read fun stories about The League of Villains' various shenanigans? From Himiko Toga to Overhaul, this list will provide you with the best fanfics about your favorite MHA villains.
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An Easier Place
The path to villainy was destined for Himiko Toga. Quirks defined the individual and hers was the definition of evil. Himiko learned this right before her fourth birthday. And so, thanks to the guidance from an unexpected mentor, Himiko accepted the battle against fate to become the world's strongest heroine.
Mastermind: Strategist For Hire
Izuku Midoriya never got the chance to save Bakugo from the sludge villain and impress All Might. With his dream crushed, Izuku becomes bitter and angry. It also doesn't help that he faces discrimination at every turn.
All he ever wanted was to be appreciated, so when the villains are the ones to recognize his talents rather than the heroes, well, Izuku just can't resist. He might as well help those who actually want him around.
Mistakes were made, and now society must face a villain of their own making: Mastermind.
How To Be A Hero
Izuku has no quirk, but he dreams of becoming a hero who can save people with a smile. Hitoshi has a villainous quirk that makes people frightened of simply speaking to him, but he wants to be a hero people can trust. Himiko has a quirk that has caused her to go down the wrong path, but she hopes to become a hero people can rely on.
In another world, Izuku had to be given a quirk to achieve his dream, Hitoshi had to get beat down again and again to achieve his dream, & Himiko never achieved her dream.
But in this world, they become the heroes they want to be, and they never had to change themselves for the sake of upholding a broken system.
send it up in flames
“Me,” Dabi replies delightedly. “I knew you recognized me. I was afraid you wouldn’t since I’ve changed so much, but I guess you’ve always known, ever since I started making the news. But you didn’t say anything, did you? Couldn’t let the world know you were associated with trash like me? I bet you never even told Shouto.”
Endeavor’s eye flickers to the side, towards the cameras, and back. There’s something—something there. Something like fear. Dabi stifles his laughter. All this time, and this is what his father’s greatest nightmare is. Exposure.
Izuku's Precious Villains
Izuku moves into a new apartment in a new city. He hopes to get along with his new neighbors well. And maybe become friends with them, too. But what he doesn't know is that his apartment is the hang out of evil, super villains. But are the villains ready to handle a quirkless boy whose smiles are brighter than the sun itself? Manga spoilers.
A Song to Come Home to
Dabi had been counting to being sent to Tartarus to break out the estranged members of The League of Villains that would jump start his final plan. However, he doesn't count on fate to not be on his side and is instead sent to Musutafu Private Psychiatric Hospital... exactly where his mother, Rei, is at.
A Fissile Family
by Sif (Rosae)
Katsuki Bakugou was kidnapped. The heroes underestimated the League of Villain's strength, forcing a 16 year old to fight alone in a desperate attempt to escape. It wasn't enough. Having been recaptured by the League, Katsuki anticipated the worst. Torture. Blackmail. Brainwashing.
He didn't expect to find himself forcibly incorporated into a messy, dramatic, and just plain ridiculous family. Honestly, he thinks he might've preferred the torture. At least that was straight forward and didn't involve him accidentally getting attached to murderous jerks.
Now it's all up to him to escape from this disaster, avoiding danger lurking in the shadows, deciding who he can really trust, and maybe, just maybe, learning some important lessons about what it means to be a hero and a good person along the way.
association of criminals
Kurogiri added Dabi, Magne, and 5 others to League of Villains
Kurogiri: While I do not see this ending well, I thought it would be important for us to have a group chat for emergencies.
Toga Himiko changed their name to *stabs you* uwu
That Paradise is Buried in the Dust
Shimura Tenko is four years old. He loves heroes and his sister and the color blue, and he'd really like to know who all these strange people are and where his family is.
The Yakuza Isn't That Bad
by Raider867, Whitetiger789
After Izuku was told by his idol that he can't be a hero without a quirk, he realized something. This world, where the quirked do whatever they want, and the quirkless are treated as less than human, is flawed. And what better way to repair a flawed world than returning it to when it wasn't?
Izuku—a boy who wanted to end his life after getting his dream crushed by his idol. Tobita (Gentle)—a teen who lost all faith in life after losing his last hope of becoming a hero. Their lives were forever changed on that fated day. One would rise to be the villain praised by the society while the other would fall to the gutters, kicked aside like yesterday's trash.
Touya hadn't been dealt the best hand in life. A volatile quirk, a horrible father, and the world on his shoulders... He just wanted to rest for a while. Except everything turns on its head and he's chucked into a life he never wanted and yet, in a way, he gets better. Too bad things don't start off that way.
All For One's guide to a peaceful retirement
When Inko gets sick, all she asks is that her husband take a step back from his work and focus on raising their son. And of course All For One agrees, because he can afford to take it easy for a few decades.
How hard can parenting Izuku be, after all?
Izuku and Shigaraki fight against gravity.
1000 Paper Cranes
Shimura Tenko gets a lesson in self-control.
Izumi is a quirkless middle schooler with no friends at the end of her rope. Kai is a single father to his adoptive daughter Eri, a Yakuza boss in his early 20s, and seeks to cure the world - but is struggling to do all 3. These two strangers, both heirs to crime empires (though Izumi doesn't know it yet), are going to change the world together.
A New Page
After getting his dreams destroyed on national television, Midoriya Izuku attempts to move on to forget about everything he's ever wanted, only to have the fire in his heart rekindled by the most unlikely person.
Stain becomes a teacher and Deku just wants to make a difference.
The light of the dark
A recon mission turns up something unusual, a child, abandoned in a dumpster. Villains, Kurogiri and Shigaraki take him to Sensei to see if he can be kept there. However, no one saw the power of the child, nor what his smiles could truel do.
Twice: Venom and Jin
Jin Bubaigawara is just another regular thug waiting to die, get arrested, or be forgotten in the world just like the rest. He was born with a quirk that he despises, but his one and only friend would be that quirk. His one and only friend, Venom. Together, they can do what ordinary villains can't do. They will do what the heroes can't, look over the bad people. We are Venom.
Here With You
All he ever wanted was to be saved. He'd expected All-Might, or another well-known hero to burst through the door and rescue him. That didn't exactly happen. His hero wasn't famous, or popular, or even a Pro.
His hero was an anxious, delicate woman with determined green eyes.
Time Takes All
by caratine (seiauton)
Shigaraki Tomura, after regaining his memories, ends up in the past upon being hit by a mysterious quirk. Now back in his childhood home, he is confronted with people he never thought to see again. He copes with the situation as best as he can, was trained to adapt to any situation and to deal with whatever challenge is thrown his way.
His family? They aren't nearly as prepared for what's coming for them.
Izuku Midoriya is used to no one believing in his dream, but he never thought it would hurt quite so much to hear his idol echo the words he had heard so many times before. With his dreams crushed, and his resolve faltering Izuku finds a new path, walking the fine line between good and evil. He just hopes he doesn’t fall on the wrong side when the time comes.
AKA the villain!Deku fic where Izuku follows a slightly more positive version of Stain’s moral code instead of joining the League of Villains.
What would it have been like when Tomura saw Sensei after his first loss against All Might?
There was only so much he could take.
Every Villain Is Lemons
With every member of the Villain League out of town or impossible to work with, Shirakagi Tomura is forced to perform an important task with the only other reliable person in the league.
Too bad it's Toga.
All of the dead at Kamino Ward had been accounted for, sans one. One body had been pulled from the rubble, lifeless and limp, and taken away.