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    In General 
U.A.'s other freshman hero class.
  • Friendly Rival: While Monoma takes it pretty seriously, the rest of the class and 1-A get along pretty well, the two classes even get paired up for training on occasion.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The whole class passes the License exam, but we don't get to see it because U.A. sent the two classes to seperate testing facilities.

    Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu — Real Steel 
Voiced by: Kōji Okino (Japanese), David Wald (English)
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A hot-headed student from Class 1-B whose Quirk "Steel Body" allows him to turn his body into steel. At first, he had a grudge against Class 1-A for being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad, although he eventually came to acknowledge and respect them. He becomes very close friends with Kirishima thanks to the fact that they share several things in common.
  • Achilles' Heel: He becomes weaker when he has an iron deficiency. In fact, lacking this is what netted Kirishima the win.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The Sports Festival Arc develops his rivalry with Kirishima.
    • During the School Trip Arc, he got to defeat Mustard alongside Itsuka.
  • Chrome Champion: When using his Quirk.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A thousand times yes! His entire existence is basically one big xerox of Kirishima, if not the prototype of Kirishima that the author elected not to use for Class A and instead relegated to Class B. His very name is just the word "tetsu" repeated in quadruplicate and paired in two names that are all comprised of four different meanings of the word "tetsu" in Japanese kanji.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes Kirishima's friend right after losing to him in an arm wrestling match.
    Juuzou Honenuki: Guess yesterday's nemesis is today's comrade.
  • Expy: Of Gajeel Redfox from Fairy Tail. Tetsutetsu relies on eating iron to make his powers stronger. Gajeel can also turn his body into steel (he normally turns it to iron, but gains this ability after ingesting a lot of carbon particles), whose powers are- you guessed it- dependent on eating iron. His English voice actor is even cast as David Wald, the same one for Gajeel, and they obviously made the connection with Tetsutetsu here and did that on purpose.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His Quirk can turn his body into steel.
  • Face of a Thug: He looks intimidating, but is just as heroic as the students of Class 1-A.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Kirishima.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Suffers metal fatigue if he hasn't eaten enough iron.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's rather loud and hot-headed, especially when it comes to the students of Class 1-A, who he views as "obnoxious brats".
  • Instant Armor: His Quirk turns his body into steel.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His databook stats are well rounded, and the same as Kirishima's.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Shares Kirishima's distinctive aspect of fanged teeth.
  • Personality Powers: His Steel powers complement his adamant personality well.
  • Punny Name: His name is composed of four characters with the same pronunciation, the first of which is the character for "iron".
  • Repetitive Name: Tetsutetsu is both his first and last name, though they're each written with different kanji.
  • Running Gag: All the similarities he has to Kirishima. Examples include Quirk, birthday, stats, internship, costume...
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: During the Camping Trip Arc, he ignored orders from the teachers to stay out of battle because he wanted to help his classmates.
  • Super Toughness: Being made of steel, this is only natural; but his endurance is limited. It's implied that repeated impacts (such as bullets) to a targeted area will eventually punch through to soft tissue.
  • Shout-Out: To the movie of the same name.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: His eyebrows apparently circle around his eyes.

    Ibara Shiozaki — Maria 
Voiced by: Miho Masaka (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)

A student from Class 1-B. Her Quirk, "Vines", gives her long, thorny vines for hair which she can control at will.
  • Badass Pacifist: All of her fighting tactics amount to restraining the enemy, not really hurting them, and she has not used her thorns to wound anybody either. In line with her pristine image, she abhors senseless use of violence and having to resort to it at all. Though she hasn't had an opportunity to fight against a villain for real yet.
  • Fight Unscene: Gets taken out of the tournament by Iida, who later describes how the fight went down to Izuku. Basically, he just zipped around her before she had a chance to grab him with her vines and pushed her out of the ring. The anime does show it in detail, but it's very short, and occurs as described.
  • Green Thumb: Her Quirk is "Vines", which manifests as her hair being made of thorny vines. She can control it at will, extend it to restrain enemies, and detach it to form walls of vines. The thorns don't appear to cause major damage, so it's possible she was restraining herself, or the thorns are naturally blunted.
  • Holier Than Thou: She is extremely sensitive about living up to a virtuous and reverent existence, so when Present Mic goes and gives her the unflattering buzzword of "assassin" to describe her when he obviously knows nothing about her, she sets him straight.
  • Looks Like Jesus: Due to her thorny vine hair and crown. Rare female example.
  • Meaningful Name: "Ibara" means "thorns." And her hero name, "Maria", is the Spanish equivalent of "Mary", the mother of Jesus.
  • Personality Powers: Unsurprisingly, the girl with a crown of thorns turns out to be a religious Christian, in Japan no less.
  • Plant Hair: Her hair is a vegetable, but the rest of her appears to be normal. It also only needs water and sun to grow back, so she doesn't need to worry about getting bald.
  • Prehensile Hair: She can move and even extend her thorned hair at will.
  • Token Religious Teammate: She appears to be a devout Christian, which in a Japanese setting, is rather rare.

    Juuzou Honenuki

A recommended student from Class 1-B. Has a skeletal face.
  • The Ace: Implied for now. He is a recommended student not unlike Todoroki and Yaoyorozu and he also managed a high placement in the Sports Festival race, but he has not shown his abilities much.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His Quirk allows him to create quicksands.
  • Hidden Depths: According to his profile he likes massages (giving and receiving them).
  • Nightmare Face: His face is very skeletal in appearance, having sunken eyes, a flat nose and lacking lips.

    Yousetsu Awase

A bandana-wearing student from Class 1-B. His Quirk is "Weld".
  • Merging Machine: Well, Merging Person. He can fuse objects down to the molecular level by simply touching them both at the same time.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He has less than ten panels of screentime, but being able to merge a tracking device onto a Noumu managed to give Midoriya and others a chance to rescue Bakugou in the following arc.

    Neito Monoma — Phantom Thief 
Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)
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A student from Class 1-B whose Quirk "Copycat" allows him to copy the Quirk of anybody he comes in contact with for a limited amount of time. He is incredibly jealous and hateful of Class 1-A's popularity, wanting to prove Class 1-B's superiority really badly.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After seeing the fame and praise Class 1-A got for surviving a villain attack, he arrogantly states that Class 1-B could have handled such an event with no problem. Cue the School Trip Arc, where both 1-A and 1-B are present. Most members of Class 1-B end up in a coma, with only a few of them such as Tetsutetsu and Kendou being able to fight back. Luckily for him, he ends up not being part of the fight due to taking remedial classes, funnily enough.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Neito is always the quickest of 1-B students to try and trash talk Class 1-A. For all his needling though, Neito is the only one of the 1-B students to fail the End of Term exam.
  • Characterization Marches On: When he was first introduced he was treated as a legit threat to Class 1-A in the School Tournament. Afterward, though, he was downgraded to a Smug Snake Unknown Rival comic relief who continued berating Class 1-A despite clearly not being better than them. the anime didn't even bother, showing that he always has been and likely always will be a deeply insecure horse nugget.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He had some major screentime during the Cavalry Battle of the Sports Festival Arc.
  • The Gadfly: In order to prove his superiority over Class 1-A, he does like to mess with some of its members or rile them up in order to get some reaction out of them. In the light novel when the classes were deciding on having a specific food, he specifically picks on Bakugou for this purpose.
  • Hour of Power: The copied Quirks only last for around 5 minutes.
  • Hypocrite: Cites Class A as cocky due to Bakugou's speech despite the fact the class clearly isn't (and if anything are mortified by his attitude since he's representing them), yet always one to keep boosting how superior he is much to the annoyance of his classmates.
  • Ironic Echo: Of a sorts, he tells Bakugou, after he steals his headband in the Human Cavalry event, that he was the one who openly challenged his whole classmates that he'll be the best of them. So it's his own fault if he can't deliver on that promise.
    • Quickly turns into Tempting Fate not shortly after, however, as Bakugou focuses on him for the remainder of the match. He then not only reclaims his own headband, but steals all of Monoma's headbands that he had collected through the event - thereby knocking him out of the running in the festival.
  • It's Personal: He takes Bakugou's speech a bit too personal and feels Class 1-A are being too cocky. He decides to try and knock them down a peg, starting with Bakugou himself.
  • Jerkass: Gives Bakugou a run for his money on biggest student jerk of the series.
  • Mr. Exposition: Is the one to explain Uraraka's strategy during her fight against Bakugou when she reveals it. He also scoffs at the heroes who booed at the fight because sitting in the audience should have allowed them to see it firsthand.
  • Meaningful Name: His name comes from "monomane", the Japanese word for "mimicry".
  • Personality Powers: He's shown to be not just resentful, but jealous of Class 1-A because of how they keep proving themselves in the field. His power is to copy the quirks of others and use them, so he takes what others have that he doesn't and uses it against them.
  • Phantom Thief: At least, this is his hero alias, and he does look the part.
  • Power Copying: His Quirk.

    Itsuka Kendou — Battle Fist 
Voiced by: Saki Ogasawara (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
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The class president of Class 1-B and a "friend" of Monoma, keeping him in check. She's very tomboyish and intelligent. Her Quirk is "Large Fists", which allows her to change the size of her hands.
  • Class Representative: Of Class B.
  • Cool Big Sis: Described as this for Class B.
  • A Day in the Limelight: During the School Trip Arc, she got to defeat Mustard alongside Tetsutetsu.
  • Dope Slap: What she usually does to Monoma when he goes too far with his Class 1-A antagonism.\.
  • Meaningful Name: Her family name contains the kanji for "fist".
  • Nice Girl: She calls Monoma out on his asshole nature and when given the opportunity to be given a free pass to the One-on-One fights she instead gives the opportunity to others she thinks are more deserving.
    • In the entrance exam she had the third highest rescue points behind Uraraka and Midoriya.
  • Qipao: Her hero costume consists of one of these with a corset on top of it.
  • Size Shifter: She can change the size of her hands.
  • Super Strength: Falls into Required Secondary Powers because without it she probably wouldn't even be able to lift her hands when they grow let alone carry fully grown people with little effort.
  • Tomboy: She's described by Word of God as being "masculine and strong-minded".
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears her hair in a side ponytail, and Word of God implies that she has a tomboyish personality.

    Kousei Tsuburaba

A student from Class 1-B who assists Monoma in the Human Cavalry battle. His Quirk is "Solid Air", which allows him to create barriers made of solidified air.
  • Barrier Warrior: His Quirk turns his breath into a solid barrier of air.
  • Blow You Away: An unique defensive variation. His barriers are made of air that comes out directly from his lungs.
  • Breath Weapon: He creates barriers of solid air, which he breathes out.
  • Clint Squint: His default expression seems to be stuck in this roving, bulgy-eyed look.
  • Covert Pervert: The author notes that his eyes are elongated into their squinty, elliptical shape because of his fixation with Mt Lady's chest.

    Pony Tsunotori

Another student from class B, she is upbeat and sweet, having two huge horns on top of her head.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half Japanese and half American.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: Related to the above as she has the hooves, a short goat-like tail, and a set of horns. Unlike most cases she covers most of her legs (though you can still see they are jointed differently) and like her name implies her hooves are more like that of a horse.
  • Funny Foreigner: An exaggerated upbeat girl of north-American origin that transferred to UA.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has two huge horns atop of her head.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Monoma duped her into insulting Class A in their native language, which earned him an Eye Poke from Kendo.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Similar to Tsuyu's case; she is far more cartoony than the rest of her class, with her face looking a lot like a Moomin's.
  • Occidental Otaku: Though she's half Japanese, she was born and raised in America and one of her listed interests is anime.
  • Running on All Fours: She seen moving like a real horse in the "Calvary" battle in the anime while being ridden by one of her classmates.