As a fellow MHA fan, I have several ships because...well...is hard to pick one! Let's face it, the characters are so well written and everyone has a potential! However, just recently I have noticed a huge increase of Kacchako shippers than IzuOcha shippers. I wondered, why? And and this ship realistic?
the power of acknowledgement
I remember watching the episode 22, the Sports Festival where Uraraka and Katsuki were set to fight. This was the beginning of the ship that hit home for many and thus Kacchako was born baby!! So let's explore the aspects of the fight between these two characters, the fight was incredible. Ochako was nervous prior to the match and she knew deep down inside her, she was facing a very strong opponent. She refused to accept Izuku's plan to defeat Katsuki because she wanted to prove herself as a potential hero. At the beginning of the match, Ochako truly goes at Katsuki with all she's got and proves to be a worthy opponent for him. Even though Katsuki was seen as a 'villain' from the audience and was looked down because he attacked a girl too aggressively, she fought with all her might and proved her worth. Unfortunately, we all know Ochako lost BUT she gained Katsuki's respect and acknowledgement as a fighter. This was a huge building block to the ship because their relationship (romantically or not) is now established by two strong potential heroes that have come to respect each other's power. Afterall, he believes she is not a fragile girl as other may think.
good girl changes naughty boy
Movies like Walk to Remember have been hits because of the whole good girl changes the life of a 'bad' boy and have the romance of a lifetime. However, will the same be applied to the Kacchako relationship? Hmmm.... Truthfully, I have yet to see a moment where Uraraka has had the opportunity to 'change' Katsuki's attitude or change his heart. Katsuki has a very strong personality that not many may enjoy, but it does not mean he is a bad guy! The guy can have common sense when it is necessary, but I do not recognize a moment of 'doki doki' between him and Ochako. However, she does come to understand the mask behind Katsuki and goes as far as telling others that he may feel his pride hurt if Izuku and the others go to rescue him (Season 3 episode 7). So perhaps there is hope these two characters will come to understand each other more in the future.
who does ochako like?
There have been major hints that Ochako may have developed a crush on Izuku and vice versa. There have been moments in the manga, anime, and movie that she is highly interested in Izuku. This usually leads to her getting flustered when being mentioned by him in a romantical way. However, with Katsuki she is able to understand him to the point she analyzes how well he feels about Izuku, as well as telling him why he acts so aggressive with his childhood friend. But that does not point out she necessarily has feelings for Katsuki, she may just be very observant and analytical. So is there hope? Er...maybe.