Zero Gravity (無重力 (ゼログラビティ) Zero Gurabiti?) is the Quirk used by Ochaco Uraraka.

Description

Zero Gravity allows Ochaco to remove the effects of gravity from solid things upon touching them with the pads on her fingertips.

Ochaco activating and then deactivating Zero Gravity.

The targets lose their gravitational pull the moment Ochaco makes contact with them, effectively making them weightless. Through Zero Gravity, Ochaco can make anything solid float in mid-air as long as they are within the weight limit of her Quirk, which is around three tons. She is able to activate or cancel her Quirk's effects by closing her fingers together.

As part of her training, Ochaco put herself into plastic sphere that would tumble down a mountain, all in effort to get her inner ear canals used to zero gravity and reduce nausea, all while increasing how much weight she can lift.

Weaknesses

Ochako trying to control her nausea.

The more objects Ochaco has under the influence of her Quirk, the more she will struggle to keep them afloat. Continued strain and floating herself results in her feeling sick and nauseous, even to the point of vomiting. This can also happen when she uses the Quirk on herself to float for too long. With training she has managed to mitigate this drawbacks considerably.

Due to her being limited to floating objects from only her hands, which are also her Quirk Factor, Ochaco will be unable to utilize her Quirk if she loses the said limbs.

Usage

Ochaco's main battle tactic consists of using her Quirk directly on opponents by getting close enough to make contact with them through her fingers. This consequently causes her targets to continuously float up and lose their footing, severely limiting, if not eliminating, their fighting capability. After learning martial arts with Gunhead, she has developed a few moves that she is able to use in conjunction with her Quirk.

Ochaco making opponents float away.

Ochaco often takes advantage of ravaged areas by using her Quirk to gather wreckage without an opponent noticing, expertly exploiting the collateral damage of a destructive Quirk. Ochaco can release floating rubble on enemies as a long-range projectile attack or remove the weight of certain heavy structures, holding onto them to use as an improvised melee weapon. This ability to easily clean up disaster zones also makes her useful for rescue missions.

Ochaco can further use Zero Gravity to remove her own weight, increasing her agility, make unconscious allies and enemies weightless to transport them easier, deflect heavy, incoming projectiles and create decoys by making objects levitate slightly above the ground.

Because prolonged usage of Zero Gravity causes nausea, Ochaco had several mechanisms installed in her costume in order to mitigate its effects. She is known to be careful with her hands so that she doesn't accidentally activate her Quirk on something or someone she doesn't want to.

Additionally, while having temporary access to this Quirk due to the use of her own given Quirk Transform, Himiko Toga demonstrates the potential lethality of Zero Gravity; after causing Chitose Kizuki and her henchmen to float up to a dangerous height, she releases the ability and allows them to plummet to the ground, killing them all instantly.

Named Super Moves

Skill Release.gif Skill Release (解除 Kaijo?): Ochaco can press her fingertips together and make whatever she has touched stop floating. This move is first used when she saved Izuku Midoriya from falling to death during the U.A. Entrance Exam.[1]
Meteor Storm: After levitating a large quantity of rubble surrounding her, Ochaco can collect the collateral damaged structures, forming a giant meteor of debris above her opponents. She then causes to fall on an opponent. She first used this move during her match against Katsuki Bakugo.[2] Ochaco releases the Meteor Storm.gif
Meteor Fafrotskies (メテオファフロッキーズ Meteo Fafurokkīzu?): In conjunction with Froppy, the two rise and throw a large quantity of debris at the targets. It is a stronger, multi-ranged version of Meteor Storm. They first used this move against two villains with gigantification Quirks during their internship.[3] Meteor Fafrotskies.gif
Zero Satellites (ゼロ・サテライツ Zero Sateraitsu?): Ochaco floats some nearby debris and with the addition of her grappling hooks, attacking her opponent by slamming the debris straight at them. This was first used against Himiko Toga after being lured into an ambush.[4] Zero Satellites.png
Comet Home Run.gif Comet Home Run ( (すい) (せい) ホームラン Suisei Hōmuran?): After touching some rubble and a pillar to make them weightless, Ochaco then uses the pillar to forcefully hit the rubble at her enemy.[5] This move is first used to distract Tenya Ida during the Battle Trial.

Trivia

  • Whenever Ochaco activates her Quirk in the anime, the pads of her fingertips briefly glow pink.
  • The characters in Zero Gravity (無重力) include the kanji for negative (無), and gravity (重力).

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 4 and Episode 4.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 36 and Episode 22.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 131 and Episode 68.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 289.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 10 and Episode 7.

External Links

  • Anti-gravity - Wikipedia article about the concept behind Ochaco's Quirk.

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