I'm confused about Shoto's power. It's an icy fire? is it neutral but he can change the temperature high or low depending on the situation instead of switching between the two?
One half makes ice, one half makes fire. If he's not using one actively, they naturally cancel out. If he doesn't use both, his power overwhelms and hurts him. Like it literally consumed Dabi because he had nothing to regulate his heat.
Endeavor strove to have a child that would use ice powers to regulate himself so he could make more intense heat while protecting himself… but he's going the other way and using his fire powers to let himself go colder. Either way he's protecting hiself from the temp he's blasting by using the opposite to protect him.
I'm wondering how Horikoshi will address that. Changing the law so citizens can use their quirks, giving them more responsibility? Or, Horikoshi could go the vague route and just say things will be different because Team Deku want it to be and leave it at that.
Well, we've already had the shift from when the series started where it was Deku's "This is the story about how I became the greatest hero" to "this is the story about how WE became the greatest heroes" so I think moving it away from a single superman figure being trusted to handle everything and into being something the entire community does is the solution he's heading for.