Ezra had listened intently to Mako since after the conversation had ended, despite interruptions from his neighbours. He was glad to have made somewhat of a squad of friends within his first days, but they for sure would be a hindrance in class, yet he didn't seem to mind. He knew plenty of those people at home, and he was able to overcome such events, and it looked as if this class would be far more interactive than any of the other subjects that he would normally participate in. This, to him looked ideal as a learning environment, one in which information is brought directly to you.
Ezra had listened to the stories that she had told and didn't bother to analyse the classroom out of focus for what was currently occurring in front of him, intently listening to Mako as she told the stories that had occurred fairly recently by professional heroes. He knew he wasn't heroic, and that was a great relief to him to know that honour was not a trait required to be a hero, as evidenced by what they exactly did. Whilst it wasn't in essence villainous, it definitely reeked of foul play and he supposed that was an aspect of heroism that was required in order to fulfil the objectives at hand, which is to apprehend the villain and prevent civilian casualties.
Perhaps the biggest surprise to him was when he received the sheets from the teacher. He wasn't quite expecting situations so far.. out there. The things that he had to provide answers for were ridiculous at best, and unfathomable at worst. They were absurd, something out of a movie. He supposed that decision making must be taken to the extreme in order to accurately gauge a response, but giving such open corridors for students would surely lead to answers of students trying to be funny. He figured he'd answer them seriously, given as he had a soft spot for Mako for what had happened earlier.Scenario 1You arrive at the scene of a bank robbery. The robber holds an elderly lady at gunpoint and demands that you let them escape or he'll shoot. The robber seems terrified, and his gun hand is shaking.
Ezra pondered. This was probably the only realistic one that he saw among the 5, and he gathered that this could be an interesting case. He had multiple ideas to respond to this, but he figured that with such a nervous man holding a gun, it was easy to take advantage of.Throw a rock at the mans head. I trust my throw and my quirk would reach him and knock him out before he could pull the trigger in reaction.Scenario 2A sword wielding killer in armour had massacred several people in the middle of the day in a downtown market. As you confront him, he bows, and appears to be following old-fashioned combat etiquette.
Ezra didn't really think about this one. He didn't give a shit about the ponces and dickheads with their old fighting styles and martial arts. He'd knocked every one of those cunts who spoke about them out whenever they tried to scrap him, and this kid would be no different. He'd disarmed countless people with bladed weapons, a sword wouldn't be a problem and even if it was, he could use distance to his advantage. He didn't particularly care about the armour either, everything still caved in to a good punch. Beat the guy up until he wishes he was dead. Disarm first if possible, use range if not an option.Scenario 3You've managed to get tied up against a chair, and your quirk has somehow been nullified. The villain has a gun to your head, and says "I've waited a log time for this. This is one plan of mine that you won't foil!"
Ezra had to think on this one as well. It wasn't a good situation he would be in if this were the case, and he'd curse himself if he ever got into it. But he was confident he could get out if he ever got in the situation that this was describing.Bite the gun from the side out of his hand. If possible, break the constraints on the chair and get out before knocking the criminal out. I don't need my quirk to beat armed thugs up.Scenario 4A villain has brainwashed several civilians, and armed them. They stand between you and the villain, and they are advancing towards you with intent to attack. Your quirk has been nullified. The villain claimed earlier that if you killed him, the civilians would die.
This one was easily to Ezra. He had zero issue harming brainwashed civilians, as long as they were not killed. He'd easily disarm and take their weapons as a puppet who is incapable of thought is not stronger than him, nor has he met many people physically as capable as him, let alone more so.Disarm and break the arms of any civilians who are threats. Knock the villain unconscious and be extra careful not to kill him until the civilians can be un-brainwashed.
He'd been sailing through the first 4 sections with a smile on his face. He could actually imagine himself doing these events in these scenarios, it was almost like planning out his future in a sense. That was, until he got to the fourth question, where he began to frown.Scenario 5The classic; a villain has kidnapped a member of your family or a loved one very close to you, and has strapped them to a bed with a laser cutting the table their on, inching closer to their body with every passing second. They have also taken a school bus full of children and rigged it with a timed bomb. They claim that you don't have time to save them both.
He was disappointed in Mako's originality. A school bus full of children? Really? He sighed as he didn't require time to ponder his answer. He swore that if the life of those most close to him were threatened, he wouldn't hold back. He'd kill the one responsible. He doubted he could restrain himself from doing so in the first place, so he wouldn't go out there and lie, even if it did seem like villainous behaviour.Save my family member and if possible the children afterwards. End the life of the villain responsible for condemning either to their death.
He figured his answer was sufficient and lay his sheet on the desk where Roy and Jett had done so, right in front of Mako before leaving after giving her a smile. He'd had fun answering the questions however cheesy they were and they legitimately made him think, something he usually didn't do in education due to the sheer mind numbing factors of it. He sat back down and looked at Roy.
"Makes me question how people might have answered. Not going to ask you what you did, but it makes me wonder if I could guess." he spoke as he scratched his chin before laughing. @Aerandir @pkken