The Best 'My Hero Academia' Fanfiction, Ranked

With 54,120 works on Archive of our Own and 8,700 fanfics on, My Hero Academia is an anime that truly brings out the creativity of its fans. This list of the best My Hero Academia fanfiction has been curated from all over the Internet, so rest assured these are all quality MHA fanfic stories that you really can't go wrong with.

Some good My Hero Academia fanfic is romantic - depicting relationships between characters that are never explored within the canon itself. Others tell stories about what would happen if certain canon details changed - what happens if Izuku actually has a quirk from the start? What happens if he joins the villain's team? Some are short stories, others are novel length. In this curated list, you'll find some of the best that the fandom has to offer.

Which of these stories stand as the best My Hero Academia fanfiction? That's for you to decide. Vote up your favorites to help your fellow readers decide what they should read next.

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  • Hero Class Civil Warfare

    Hero Class Civil Warfare

    5,017 votes

    by RogueDruid (Icarius51)

    Heroes lead by Bakugo.
    Villains lead by Midoriya.
    Seven days prep time.
    Three days for Izuku Midoriya to show why they should be glad he's not a real villain.

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  •  Yesterday Upon The Stair

    Yesterday Upon The Stair

    4,602 votes

    by PitViperOfDoom

    Midoriya Izuku has always been written off as weird. As if it's not bad enough to be the quirkless weakling, he has to be the weird quirkless weakling on top of it.

    But truthfully, the "weird" part is the only part that's accurate. He's determined not to be a weakling, and in spite of what it says on paper, he's not actually quirkless. Even before meeting All-Might and taking on the power of One For All, Izuku isn't quirkless.

    Not that anyone would believe it if he told them.

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  • Erased Potential

    Erased Potential

    1,993 votes

    by theslytherinpaladin

    Midoriya Izuku, determined to become a hero before ever meeting All Might, looks for another way. He might not have a quirk, but that can’t be all that being a hero is about. He has the intelligence, the drive, the determination. All he needs now is to know how to use it. Enter Aizawa Shouta.

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  • A beacon in the dark

    A beacon in the dark

    2,573 votes

    by NohaIjiachi

    “My thanks.” He says, smiling back. “What is your name, boy?”

    “I’m Izuku! Izuku Midoriya, sir!” The boy replies, excited, looking up at him. And Toshinori looks into the unmoving washed out green, into milky white pupils visible behind the mess curly hair, and realizes.

    The boy is blind.

    The boy that he distinctly saw dodge a series of fairly quick attacks, light on his feet and clearly used to some kind of training, the boy that had thrown him the bottle at the perfect height and perfect speed, the boy that has easily collected his spilled groceries and orderly put them back into the little plastic bag—

    The boy. Is blind.

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  • Canary 


    3,009 votes

    by cloud_nine_and_three_quarters

    Midoriya Izuku is Quirkless. Well, he thought was. That was until he opened his mouth to sing. There is more power in Midoriya's singing than he could have ever dreamed of - a power truly worthy of a hero. But will he ever have the confidence to spread his wings and soar?

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  • the curse of the anime protagonist

    the curse of the anime protagonist

    1,600 votes

    by masterdipster

    Or; the one where Izuku is blessed with the most heroic quirk in existence.

    The problem is, er, being a hero's the last thing he wants to be.

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