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The 17 Most Popular Midoriya Ships In MHA, Ranked

Updated November 18, 2020 149.8k votes 11.8k voters 128.2k views17 items

Who do you think Izuku Midoriya should be dating? Would you like to see him with his best pal Ochaco? Or would you rather see him with his bully-turned-rival-turned-possible-friend, Katsuki Bakugo? What about everybody's best girl, Tsuyu Asui? Or maybe one of the villains? 

We decided which ships to include based on how many stories featured them on Archive Of Our Own, one of the most popular websites for fanfiction on the Internet. Are they necessarily all the best Deku ships? That totally depends on your opinion - you might see at least seven of your Izuku OTPs and vibe with all the others, or you might be miffed that your favorite ship didn't make the cut. You might even hate some of the ships you see here.

Whatever your opinion might be, we want to hear it! Vote up the couples you think are the best Midoriya ships, and vote down the ones that have you shaking your head. 

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    Toga x Izuku Midoriya

    Toga makes it pretty clear that she's attracted to Izuku when she declares that she loves him so much that she wants to become him, and also stabs him. While Izuku never really shows any feelings besides fear towards the young League of Villains member, some fans would prefer that he did. It's actually not uncommon to see fanfiction or fanart depicting AUs (alternate universes) in which Izuku is a villain instead of a hero. When that happens, Toga sometimes appears as his love interest. 

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    Tsuyu Asui x Izuku Midoriya

    Tsuyu Asui is one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, and it's not hard to see why - she's hardworking, smart, practical, and downright adorable. While she's a bit more relaxed than the high-strung protagonist, the two have a lot in common, and they seem to get along pretty well. It's not at all hard to see why some fans want to see Izuku pursue a froggy romance. 

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    Momo Yaoyorozu x Izuku Midoriya

    Though Momo Yaoyorozu's demeanor is a lot more polished than Izuku's is, the two of them share one key trait: they're both total freakin' nerds. It's easy to imagine the two of them starting off a date at the local museum, then going home to watch a superhero documentary and discuss it in depth. The two would have a great time geeking out together, which is why they make such an adorable couple. 

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    Reader x Izuku Midoriya

    If you're not involved in fandom, you might not know about the Character x Reader phenomenon. Basically, it's when fanfiction author creates a story that lets the reader project themselves onto a character referred to as 'you.' Sometimes, the gender of 'you' isn't specified, but sometimes they're labeled male, female, or non-binary. This gives readers a chance to imagine themselves in intimate relationships with the characters they love. On Archive Of Our Own, there are over 1,000 fanfics where readers get to imagine themselves in a variety of scenarios with Midoriya that range from fluffy romantic tales to spicier material. 

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