So I've been a humongous fan of MHA for a lot of reasons. The characters, the dynamics, the action, it's all been great. However, one of the things I have loved has been the story. Everything hooks up together. OFA and AFO, how their contributions have affected society, Stains fall and the rise of the LoV, Bakugou being kidnapped, the fall of All Might, and so on so forth. It's been great. Because each character has a reason for being there. Whether for symbolism, representation/evidence of a problem with society, or just to move the plot along, each character and faction has a reason for their existence. However, there has been one exception to this rule. Or at least, an unknown factor. And that's the Noumu. The Noumu have appeared as bio-weapons used by the LoV, which is cool and all. But in terms of their relevance to any characters or plot, they've kinda just... not had anything to do with anything or anyone. They just show up as mob enemies or bosses for the pro-heroes, and then are soundly defeated and never spoken of, except whenever they happen to reappear. But outside of that, nobody talks about them. The only case this has happened has been with Hawks and Endeavor, but that was just before the two of them got ambushed by High-End. The Noumu have just felt off compared to everything else, which makes me curious. What exactly is Horikoshi trying to do with these Noumu? Because he could've just let them fade after AFO got beaten, but they're still kicking somehow. So what gives? Why keep them around as only foot soldiers when you could just get a bunch of thugs to do the same thing? As it stands, we know only a few things about the Noumu: 1.) The Noumu are beings comprised of multiple quirks and are subservient to the villains. 2.) The Noumu have been slowly getting more and more intelligent with each one. The first one could only follow orders, but the second wave had that winged one that went after Deku, possibly due to memories of him, and High End was actually able to think and speak. 3.) The Noumu all are technically human. That's basically all we know of them lore-wise. But that's it. However, those points make me start to wonder what Horikoshi is doing. He established they're human, and he's been slowly granting them individuality. Little by little, he's been evolving them. But as it stands, there's still no development in terms of their relations to anybody. No significance aside from being mindless soldiers. Why bother with developing their ability to think and speak if they're just gonna be grunts? This makes me think, could it be possible that Horikoshi is amping up to have one of the students perhaps become a Noumu themselves? It could potentially be a tie in that would bring so many points together. Hawks, the doctor for AFO, how the Noumus are being made, the school traitor, etc. What do you guys think? Would that make for an interesting development, to have one of the students become a Noumu?