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The League of Villains is a group gathered by "Sensei" and led by Shigaraki Tomura. The group has been a recognized threat for the hero community and seems to focus their attacks on All-Might and the UA first years. After the attacks of the Hero Killer, the league started becoming more aggressive by recruiting more competent villains.
- The Dreaded: After they Took a Level in Badass the group have become household names and their mere presence is enough to inspire Oh, Crap! reactions from unsuspecting heroes and civilians alike.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The group has a surprising amount of diversity. Tomura and Kurogiri seem to care not one whit about their members' gender, sexual orientation of if they're transgender as long as they can get the job done. Twice is even shown being genuinely angry at Overhaul misgendering Magne.
- Evil Counterpart: As a whole, they behave as this to class 1-A, with several characters being precise Evil Counterpart to certain major characters. Specifically:
- All For One to All Might
- Kurogiri to Aizawa; they are the cool headed oldest member of the group, both also have quirks not meant for direct combat, but they manage to use them as such.
- Shigaraki to Midoriya; Both are on the receiving end of Passing the Torch from their mentors, and are the leaders of their respective groups, but Shigaraki loathes All Might and wants to destroy society while Midoriya loves All Might and looks for a way to save as many people as he can.
- Toga to Uraraka; both are The Chick to their respective groups, and also both are in love with the same person, but Toga is a crazy Yandere that wants to kill the people she loves, while obsessively trying to get closer to them one way or the other, while Uraraka is trying to distance herself from her feelings while still being a close friend to Midoriya.
- Muscular to Bakugou; They share many design similarities, to the point that Muscular is basically an older-looking Bakugou, both are also Blood Knights that love fighting and defeating others, but Muscualr is evil and likes to kill the ones he defeat while Bakugou is squarely on the side of good.
- Dabi to Todoroki; Both have fire powers, but where as Dabi uses it in excess and to kill people, Todoroki is reluctant to use it, prioritizing his ice powers and to save people.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The original League of Villains were just a collection of random thugs and hoodlums who were considered dangerous nuisances at best. After a series of successful operations including the forced retirement of All Might thanks to All For One the group has now become Public Enemy #1 in the hero society and all of their members are feared by the general public.
- Legion of Doom: Their entire reason to exist.
- Leitmotif: "Enemy Strike", a frightening dubstep song with Ethereal Choir.
- The Psycho Rangers: They quite clearly line up individually to numerous heroes to the main cast.
- Quality over Quantity: The original League Of Villains were made up of about fifty members but other than Shigaraki, Kurogiri and Noumu the rest were nothing but two bit thugs and hoodlums who were held off by children and eventually overpowered by the teaching staff of UA. After the League was re-branded thanks to the Stain incident the group's numbers were reduced to little over ten members but they became a more effective and cohesive organization able to match themselves against even pro heroes.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Some members of the group seek the Legion for the fact that they don't really have anyone else in their life and are desperately seeking someone else who will accept them in their lives, aside from the ones that are just genuine psychos. Magne and Twice are prime examples of this.
- Serial Killer: Several of them are implied to have many murder victims. Toga and Dabi, however, are outright recognized as such, with her killing people she falls for and several charred bodies being reported wherever Dabi acts. God knows what Gigantomachia has done.
- Sliding Scale of Antagonist Vileness: As a whole, the group goes from a disorganized mess relying on numbers alone to a highly threatening and specialized team capable of executing operations with deadly precision and a surprising high success rate.
- Terrorist Without A Cause: They terrorize the entire society and inspire fear in whoever faces them, but they don't really have a reason to be doing any of that other than general discontent with the world. Shigaraki got called out on it more than once.
- Villainous Friendship: Post All For One's arrest, the group grows closer and closer together. They start to treat each other as friends and even have a protective vein for one another. It's quite telling that by killing Magne and attacking Compress was enough for the League to decide to unleash hell on Chisaki's plans and push him into a Fate Worse than Death full on with gory torture and pushing his arms off.
"All For One" / "Sensei"
"All For One"
Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), John Swasey (English)
"You've failed again, Tomura. But you mustn't lose heart. There will be more chances to set things right. That's why I've brought along your little band. And the boy... because you determined that he is an important pawn. So go and try again. That's what I'm here to help you to do. It's... all... for you."
A mysterious unknown figure who is the creator of the League of Villains. He's only ever been shown talking from a computer monitor. It isn't until quite later that the man finally appears, revealed to be heavily disfigured and on life support.Even so, All For One's power is staggering and in a class of its own. Eventually, when the League of Villains is faced with the threat of capture, All For One steps into the ring and singlehandedly crushes his heroic opposition in the blink of an eye, forcing All Might to confront him, the only one remotely able to put up a fight against the monstrosity- someone who has managed to thwart at least seven generations of One For All users up until now.He was once the most powerful villain in Japan and secretly ruled it from the shadows. He is the man who killed All Might's mentor and predecessor, Nana Shimura. All Might defeated him and left him in his current mangled state, but not before he gave All Might that nasty wound that now limits his powers. Currently he is healing his body as he masterminds the actions of the League of Villains. His Quirk is "All For One", which allows him to steal other Quirks for his personal use and also give them to other people. He inadvertently created One For All this way.
- The Ageless: Is older than One for All, which has been passed down for nine generations, yet it would seem he has not aged since. All-Might speculates that he found and stole a Quirk that stops aging.
- All Your Powers Combined: His Quirk combines this with Power Parasite and Super Empowering. He is able to steal Quirks from other people for himself, allowing him to combine several Quirks together for a single attack in order to amplify their effectiveness levels. He also can have multiples of the same Quirk in order to amplify their power.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: All Might wonders if he gave his brother a Quirk out of pity or to make him submit to his will.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Aside from his psychopathic tendencies, All For One reveals that if a Quirk catches his attention, he can't wait to steal it. As a result, he hoards a lot of Quirks as a collection. Although he would like to return some Quirks to their owners, he wants to use them first. Pretty much indicates a case of kleptomania.
- Arch-Enemy: To All Might, being the murderer of his mentor, and the man who dealt him a crippling blow. More accurately, he is this to every user of One For All. His little brother, the first user of One For All used his new power to oppose All For One himself, although he was defeated. He even goes on to proclaim how much he hates All Might and admits that he still has nightmares about their last fight.All For One: You know, All Might, as much as you hate me, I think I probably loathe you more. I killed your master, sure, but you took so much away from me. Everything I worked hard to build. That's why I want you to suffer to your last breath! To die broken in disgrace FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE! I will obliterate all that you've protected!
- Attack Reflector: One of his Quirks is "Impact Recoil", which lets him reverse the impact of someone's attack. By combining this with his Warping Quirk, which lets him teleport people to his location, he can create impromptu Human Shields as Gran Torino learned the hard way.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: All For One is the leader of the League of Villains. He can defeat several professional heroes in just one second. All For One is also the most powerful character in the whole series, only rivaled by All Might.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He is always seen wearing a suit, like Lex Luthor or many of Batman's villains.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Having the ability to steal powers from others and forcefully implant them into people is about as villainous as it sounds.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Instead of continuing to blast All Might from afar during their last battle to take advantage of his nemesis' impaired mobility, he saw fit to pour a vast majority of his Quirks into his right arm to finish him off in a symbolic perversion of his beloved "Smash" techniques.
- Benevolent Boss: Despite being a villain, he seems to treat his subordinates with respect. One notable example was how instead of scolding Shigaraki for failing him during the raid on the LOV's hideout, he just tells Shigaraki that he understands what went wrong and that he'll do better next time.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series so far. Until All Might beats him and is incarcerated.
- Big Damn Heroes: Inverted since he pulls this for the League of Villains. The League's top officers are neutralized and captured and the Noumu production facility has been raided. Then he shows up, takes out the team dealing with the facility, unleashes the Noumus, sends the League members to safety with encouraging words, and fights All Might in a titanic battle.
- Blind Seer: He's been blind since his fight with All Might. He uses an Infrared Quirk to sense his surroundings. The prison he's kept in has so many sensors that it messes up his ability to 'see'.
- Blow You Away: One of his Quirks is "Air Cannon" where he fires a blast of air from his hands. He can combine this with a Spring-like Limbs Quirk, four Kinetic Booster Quirks, and three Strength Enhancer Quirks to increase its destructive power. It takes out several pro heroes in mere seconds.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Shows some shades of this during his fight with All Might. While he is a villain and does a lot of horrible things, he also seems to care for Shigaraki, and claims to hate All Might for defeating other villains he seemed to care for (this behavior is somewhat Truth in Television for real life psychopaths, who typically demonstrate surprising levels of loyalty for those deemed significantly valuable). He also praises Best Jeanist for his skill, before dispatching him, since his Quirk was still not good enough to take.
- Body Horror: With the exception of his mouth and chin, his head is a mass of scar tissue, with no visible eyes, nose or ears, and judging by the scars on the back of his neck, there are most likely more hidden by his suit. And then he starts using his powers.
- Break Them by Talking: He is very good at getting under people's skin. He enjoys doing it to All Might in particular.
- Cain and Abel: He had a younger brother with a strong sense of justice that opposed him. That younger brother became the first wielder of "One For All".
- Card-Carrying Villain: States that being the "king of evil" was always his goal in life, just as being a hero was All Might's.
- Casting a Shadow: Many of the Quirks he uses represent darkness. His signature Quirk, All For One, manifests as red and black fire or electricity. His Warping Quirk is a pool of black liquid that he uses to transport people and objects to or from his location. And his Forcible Quirk Activation manifests as red and black tendrils he extends from his fingers.
- Combat Pragmatist: For all his power, All For One is a very dirty fighter and will use any tactic necessary to gain the advantage in a fight. He'll play mind games to get under his opponent's skin, he'll use sneak attacks, he'll use others as human shields, and he'll even threaten innocent bystanders to win.
- Combat Tentacles: One of his Quirks is "Forcible Quirk Activation" which let's him activate another person's Quirk against their will. This manifests as black and red tendrils he extends from his fingers. He can also use them offensively, using them to grab All Might when he tried to stop the League of Villains from retreating.
- Combination Attack: One of the advantages of having multiple Quirks is that All For One can combine several abilities to create dangerous attacks.
- Create Your Own Hero: He was responsible for the creation of "One For All", which was used by younger brother and given to other heroes who opposed him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It doesn't even take a single second for him to do this to several professional Heroes.
- Darth Vader Clone: Tics all the boxes. He wears black clothing and a black helmet that doubles as a mobile life-support system and hides his deformed face after an encounter with the Protagonist's mentor. Many of the Quirks he uses are colored red and black. He even has a Luke, I Am Your Father moment when he reveals to All Might that Shigaraki is Nana Shimura's grandson.
- Dark Is Evil: Wears dark clothes, has a black helmet, has dark colored Quirks, and is one of the most powerful villains in the series.
- Dark Lord on Life Support: His previous battle with All Might has left him severely incapacitated. He has tubes running into his face and neck. When he finally steps outside he's wearing a black mask with tubes running down the back, suggesting the mask is the aforementioned life support.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Despite being the Big Bad for the first saga of the series, he's defeated by All Might in their final battle and is imprisoned. This enables Shigaraki to step up as Big Bad himself.
- The Dreaded: Though his threat has largely been diminished, when he showed up in person, even Deku, who once went toe-to-toe with the likes of the Hero Killer Stain and Muscular, could only freeze in terror of his presence, likening the experience to "seeing death".
- Establishing Character Moment:
- He flattens an ENTIRE building complex with one move in his first appearance out of the shadows, taking out several pro heroes, and causing all five of the Class A students in hiding to hallucinate being killed out of extreme fear, all of whom are transfixed with pure horror, desperately choking back their breaths to avoid being heard and found, sweating by the buckets, and some looking about ready to puke. The anime episode where this happened even pushed the aftermath of his first on-screen attack to after the credits to give viewers a haunting last scene and drive in that this guy is seriously bad news.
- And then All For One effortlessly rips a hole in Best Jeanist's chest with a blast of compressed air, demonstrating how he might have crippled All Might.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He believed exposing All Might's true form would go towards breaking people's faith in All Might. It didn't, people still cheer him on regardless, resulting in his Heroic Second Wind and defeating All For One.
- Evil Counterpart:
- He steals quirks for himself; "One For All" is given to heroes who might one day defeat him. This is even displayed chromatically in the anime. His "All For One" Quirk is represented by red and black electricity, contrasting the purple, yellow, and green lightning of One For All used by Nana Shimura, All Might, and Izuku respectively.
- He is an eviler counterpart to Endeavor. He wants to surpass All-Might, but was unable to do it himself, so he built a successor to do it for him, in spite of how it could ruin other people's lives.
- He acts as one to All Might. Just as All Might is a living symbol of peace and justice that inspires others to heroism, All For One is a symbol of chaos and corruption that inspires the like minded to join him in his cause of villainy. The two have both suffered extreme injuries that are bringing their careers to a close and are attempting to groom apprentices to carry on their respective legacies.
- Evil Is Petty: He has spent years looking after and training Shigaraki, and then setting him up for encounters with All Might, for the purpose of emotionally crushing All Might, even for a few short moments, when he reveals Shigaraki is All Might's beloved master's grandson. He was entirely motivated by the thought of hurting All Might's feelings, and admits to it without shame.All For One: I kept wondering what would annihilate your golden heart. And so, I found Tomura and groomed him to hate you, then watched you smile proudly as you beat your master's descendant.
- Evil Mentor: To Shigaraki.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Comes with being voiced by Akio Ohtsuka.
- Eyeless Face: No nose either. Everything above his upper lips is nothing but a mass of scar tissues.
- Face Framed in Shadow: Most of the flashback sequences have him as this. With good reason too...
- Facial Horror: All Might left his head so mangled that the top half of his head is nothing but a mass of scar tissue with no eyes, nose, or ears.
- The Faceless: His face is first hidden in shadow, then by his extensive life-support. Even after All Might breaks it off, he still kind of counts.
- Faux Affably Evil: Keeps a jovial tone whenever he's fighting any of the heroes, even when he's killing or kicking them. In his conversation with Best Jeanist, he compliments his skill in protecting the various heroes from his blast whilst clapping, right before punching a hole in Best Jeanist's stomach.
- Foil: All Might is a textbook example of The Cape with the Heroic Build, beaming smile, and incredibly kind and upstanding man who fights For Great Justice. On the other hand, All for One is a Card-Carrying Villain who is Lean and Mean who does all he does For the Evulz. Both are mentors to disciples who absolutely adore them and are destined to inherit the positions they once held with numerous So Proud of You moments inbetween. However, All Might met Izuku by chance while Shigaraki was implied to have been kidnapped and brainwashed as he was Nana Shimura's grandson. While All Might is something of a bumbling teacher who tries to let Izuku find out how to use One for All on his own, Sensei goes to incredible lengths to prepare Shigaraki and gives him all the resources he needs to lead the League of Villains. Their powersets are also diametrically opposed. All Might is a cookie-cutter Lightning Bruiser who beats foes with nothing but sheer speed, power, and his own hand-to-hand combat technique, but All for One is a Power Parasite who uses a multitude of powers in tandem with each other for devastating effects.
- For the Evulz: He mentions in a conversation with All Might that he didn't really have much of a motivation to do what he did. His powers went to his head and became arrogant. He had the power and decided to use it to make a name for himself in the criminal empire. That's all there was to it. The reason he took Shigaraki as a protege was to exact revenge on All Might for destroying All For One's criminal empire and injuring him. And also to destroy All Might's legacy by killing Midoriya.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He was ruling Japan from the shadows for a while, but he has not done much direct villainy since his defeat from All Might. Nowadays, he's been using his influence and resources to raise Tomura Shigaraki into a proper successor by creating the League of Villains for him to lead, although he also wants Shigaraki to learn and figure out the best ways to spread evil by himself.
- Handicapped Badass: He is currently blind, having used an 'Infrared Ray' Quirk to faintly sense sounds and vibrations, so to remain aware of his surroundings. He's also heavily implied to be in declining health, given the life support system he's hooked up to almost 24-7. He still overpowers every hero not named All Might and both times All Might defeats him, it comes at a huge cost: the first time tears up most of All Might's internal organs, effectively cutting the time he can use One For All to a few short hours. The second time forces All Might to burn out his own body to defeat All For One, cutting the time he can use One For All to mere seconds, permanently ending his crime-fighting career.
- Hidden Villain: "Sensei" only talks through a computer screen up until later in the manga, so for the first part, the reader/viewer won't know who he is, what he looks like, etc. just that he's plotting something with Shigaraki as his direct underling. His face shows up after the conflict with Stain, but he maintains himself Shrouded in Myth even then.
- Hero Killer: Hinted at by Gran Torino, who believes that the League of Villains is backed by the same man who killed All Might's predecessor and who wounded All Might himself. Eventually confirmed outright. He also takes out Best Jeanist, the fourth best hero in the world, with no effort whatsoever.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Was brought down in the past by the very Quirk he had (inadvertently) created.
- Kick the Dog: Spends the entirety of his fight with All Might mocking him. First, by calling his mentor Shimura Nana weak for not having the strength to match her own ideals, next by publicly revealing All Might's emaciated body, and finally revealing that Shigaraki is in fact the Long-Lost Relative of his former master.
- Knight of Cerebus: He is the mastermind behind the League of Villains, mentoring the leader of said group, and he is the personal enemy of All Might. His actions continue to haunt the heroes of the world even in the present day.
- I Shall Taunt You: He torments All Might in each of their encounters to get him to act rashly and baits him into angrily responding in turn. This causes All Might to lose his composure and gives All For One a chance to wound him in both instances, and in the first, it let him rend a hole in the man's stomach.
- Leitmotif: A melancholic, haunting and terrifying piano piece with a One-Woman Wail Opera.
- Lightning Bruiser: Casually dodged an ambush from Edge Shot, who can transform and attack at the speed of sound, simply by tilting his head. He can also match a serious All Might blow-for-blow.
- Long-Lived: Midoriya's the ninth wielder of One For All. Sensei was directly responsible for creating the power in the first place, and even taking into account the possibility not all the wielders lived to their prime or gained it as children, it still puts him at living for a long while. When questioned how this is possible, it's pointed out that he could have possibly stolen a Quirk that delays aging or something similar.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: An unusual variation. He reveals to All Might that Tomura Shigaraki is the grandson of All Might's master. Bonus points for being a Darth Vader Clone.
- The Man Behind the Man: Shigaraki Tomura leads the League of Villains, and all members meet him upon joining ... only a few seem to know that Shigaraki answers to All For One.
- Mechanically Unusual Fighter: In a world where people are limited to using only one Quirk, All For One can use several Quirks of his choice, both individually and simultaneously.
- Mentor Archetype: For Shigaraki, and he is fully aware of it.
- Morality Pet: Shigaraki seems to be this for him. His brother used to be one too.
- Morton's Fork: Even though he is captured and it is possible to make him give back Ragdoll's Quirk, the whole point of All For One's imprisonment actually working is that he is unable to do anything, thus he cannot perform the action necessary to restore the Quirk to her. Ragdoll has no choice but to remain benched behind a desk.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: He hasn't died, just imprisoned. After All Might beats him, he thinks to himself about how he's already set up Shigaraki to inherit his work and lead the villains.
- Mythical Motifs: To Hades of Classical Mythology. Much like him, no one dares to speak his name, so they only refer to him as euphemisms, (in this case, "All For One" and "Sensei"), he is heavily associated with death, with Midoriya saying that being near him is like being near death and after arrested, he is now staying in a place called Tartarus.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He inadvertently created One For All. A transferable power of quirks that enabled All-Might to become a pillar of hope and justice in a world of chaos. A power that cannot be taken forcibly - meaning he can never recapture it.
- No Name Given: Like his brother, his real name is unknown, and he is only referred to by terms like "Sensei."
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: All For One doesn't play around. When he sees Best Jeanist and the group in the Nomu factory, he distracts them with small talk, then blasts them away with a supercharged Air Cannon. The only reason they weren't killed on the spot was due to Best Jeanist using Fiber Master to pull the others out of the line of fire.
- No One Could Survive That!: Even All Might is wondering just how he could've survived all those deadly injuries after their previous fight.
- Oh, Crap!: Has a brief moment of this in the anime when he realizes All Might's feint wasn't finished and he's about to get smashed into the ground with every ounce of power All Might has left. In the manga his response is more of a This Is Gonna Suck.
- One-Winged Angel: During All Might's fight with him, he mutates his arm into a destructive mass of the effects of several powerful Quirks.
- Overarching Villain: Through the arcs, up until the Hideout Raid. He's behind every action of the League of Villains and plays a vital part in the scenario of the underworld of Japan. Ultimately, most of the troubles 1-A faces can be traced back to him somehow, whenever villains are involved.
- People Puppets: One of his many Quirks: He can forcefully activate the Quirks of other people and use them. It even works on unconscious people.
- Power at a Price: Powers granted to others by "All for One" have a chance of bad side effects, as their bodies can't handle the strain of multiple Quirks. In some cases, an entirely new Quirk is created from two other Quirks being blended together. This is how "One For All" was formed.
- Person of Mass Destruction: This guy is capable of completely obliterating multiple city blocks with a single attack.
- Pet the Dog: He may have ulterior motives for it, but no one can deny he gave Shigaraki a better standards of living. And when Shigaraki failed, he simply gave some encouragement, closing with the phrase "Everything is for your sake."
- Powers as Programs: "All For One" can steal the Quirks of others, allowing Sensei to either use them himself, or "upload" them into another person. With a completely different slate of them during his second fight with All Might as noted by Gran Torino, it's unclear if he is capable of losing Quirks over time or if it was a case of him simply not using them.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's actually a first generation Quirk user, and is theorized to have stolen a longevity Quirk at some point.
- Skull for a Head: The mask he wears during hideout raid looks uncomfortably like a menacing skull.
- Shrouded in Myth: All For One's backstory and motives are really vague. Even his own protege, Shigaraki is not aware of this. No one even knows about his real name. The public is largely unaware of his existence until recent events. The audience does not know how All For One actually looked like before he fought All Might. All Might lampshades that no one knows whether All For One transferred a Quirk on his brother out of kindness or to force him to submission. Even the first fight between All For One and All Might is not very well known.
- Smug Snake: His successes against the past users of One For All and his stockpile of offensive/defensive Quirks led him to believe he was so invincible that he didn't need to steal a healing ability. He only did so after Toshinori thrashed him and because of the way it works, the Quirk is useless in doing anything apart from bringing him back from the brink of death so he can continue to be a blind, maimed shadow of his former self because that's his "normal" being as far as the Quirk understands his biology.
- Superpower Lottery: As his name implies, All For One can steal Quirks from others and wield them as his own. He can also combine the Quirks he's stolen to perform devastating combination attacks, and can combine multiples of the same Quirk to stack their power. He can also give the Quirks he's stolen to others, and if he gives a Quirk to someone who already has a Quirk, it sometimes causes the Quirks to combine and mutate into a completely new Quirk. In a world where Everyone Is a Super, the man who can steal powers and give them to other people is king. At least until All Might beat him.
- Super Strength: Thanks in part to having three Strength Enhancer Quirks, All For One is strong enough to hold All Might back with his bare hands alone, at one point casually tossing him aside using just the tendrils of his Forcible Quirk Activation Quirk.
- Tailor-Made Prison: After All Might beats him the second time, he's put in one. He's kept in straitjacket on a chair, with multiple automated guns ready to shoot the moment he makes suspicious movement or activates his Quirk.
- This Is Gonna Suck: In the manga, his reaction to All Might's final attack is more subdued, but still shows the only time his confidence faulters. He grits his teeth and tells All Might to give it his best, showing while he's not recoiling like in the anime, he still knows exactly what's coming and how much it's going to hurt.
- Unskilled, but Strong:
- In contrast to All Might, who trained for years to learn how to master his Quirk, All For One is not a refined fighter and his fighting style basically boils down to "mash together a bunch of powerful Quirks, blast the enemy and hope they die in one hit". That said, The incredibly clever and out-of-the-box ways he can learn to combine stolen Quirks show that this is still a very, very bad thing. This also serves as a thematic element to their final fight; All For One values strength and raw power, hoarding it for himself with almost glee, while All Might gave up his power but is using the remaining shards of it to fight him.
- All For One even cites this as the reason why he doesn't want Best Jeanist's Fiber Master Quirk: Taking someone like Best Jeanist's Quirk, where most of the power comes from years of training and intimate knowledge of what it can and can't do, is much less attractive to him since he won't be able to use it to its full potential right off the bat, versus an unsubtle but powerful Quirk like super strength.
- Villain Teleportation: Like Kurogiri, he has a "Warping" Quirk that lets him produce a black liquid that teleports people place to place. However, it's a relatively new Quirk and it has several drawbacks. One, he can only warp things to and from his current location and not to specific coordinates, though with focus, he can warp matter to and from someone he has a close relationship with, like Shigaraki. Also, he seems incapable of teleporting himself.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Initially, he appears in the story through a bright computer monitor.
- Would Hurt a Child: Implied: In the Volume 7 omake, the mangaka's (self-proclaimed) "oblique hint" - as to why the winged Noumu killed by Stain had grabbed Midoriya specifically - was just a drawing of Tsubasa, a boy with wings seen alongside Bakugou from the first chapter. This implies that at one time between then and the Field Training Arc, All For One somehow got hold of Tsubasa... and turned him into a Noumu.
- Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: According to him, Nana Shimura died in a shameful manner, and he's not even sure how to even begin telling All Might about it. All Might yells at him to shut up.
- Xanatos Gambit:
- He claims his arrest will cause Shigaraki to become stronger and more independent, thus allowing Shigaraki to finally become the successor that All For One raised him as.
- Also on the Field Training Arc, whatever the end of it might be, Stain's popularity would be used by the League of Villains to attract more villains to them.
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
"From here on out, my every deed will be linked to create a world without All Might and exposing how fragile 'Justice' and all that other bullshit really are."
Leader of the League of Villains, he leads the charge against U.A. Academy just to kill All Might. He is being groomed by "Sensei," the villain who crippled All Might, as his successor. His Quirk, "Decay", allows him to destroy anything he touches provided all five of his fingers are in contact with the object. His name is actually an alias and his true identity is tied with All Might's mentor Nana Shimura.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: A Downplayed example, in the manga color pages Shigaraki is shown with grey hair, whereas his anime appearance gives it a blueish grey tint.
- Ambiguous Disorder: He has a few signs of having some form of Autism or mental anxiety. In particular, there's his childish behavior, Character Tic of scratching himself when either nervous or upset, an implied obsession with gaming, a tendency to freak out or panic easily, and getting enraged whenever his father's hand gets touched.
- Arch-Enemy: Both he and Midoriya are destined to lead the battle between good and evil as the next number one villain and hero respectively. It's implied throughout the story they will continue the fight All Might and All For One left behind for them.
- Ax-Crazy: Tomura is very unstable and willing to kill anybody especially combined with his usual behavior.
- Author Appeal: Horikoshi likes drawing hands, as he finds them to be the most expressive part of the body. He even mentioned in an interview that one of Shigaraki's previous designs was covered by even more hands.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: During the fight between Aizawa and the various League's Mooks Shigaraki stays in the background and watches the fight from afar. Once he actually begins fighting Aizawa, he tells Aizawa how he was able to tell that his Quirk was staying active for shorter periods after every use, and therefore determines that Aizawa can't keep fighting the League's superior numbers by himself forever.
- Bad Boss: In the USJ arc, he acts like the most stereotypical cartoon villain imaginable, even saying that if Kurogiri weren't so useful, he would have killed him for letting Iida get away. His Character Development has moved him well away from this, however, and by the time he assumes leadership of the League of Villains he seems to have become a full-fledged Benevolent Boss.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Disintegration by touch? Definitely a villain.
- Benevolent Boss: After assuming leadership of the League of Villains. Highlighted in Chapter 148, where he has an almost beatific appearance while expressing his faith in Toga and Twice.
- Berserk Button:
- He loses his cool when someone hits his father's hand. He drops this habit as he undergoes Character Development.
- Stain is another big contender for him. When Dabi mentions that the only reason he joined the League was to carry on Stain's will, Tomura almost murdered him and Toga right there and then.
- Big Bad: Moves into this position after All for One is defeated.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He has no real agenda for the League of Villains - after All Might's retirement - seeing as his main goal is only focused on beating/killing All Might to destroy the Symbol of Peace. He later gets called out on it by Overhaul - another villain trying to directly compete with him to become top dog of the criminal underworld - who barely even considers Shigaraki a threat to his own plans, due to his childishness. Subverted when Shigaraki decides to do something about that by stealing the tools from Overhaul's agenda to remove Quirks from society, essentially cheating a workable strategy off another villain.
- Body Motifs: Hands. His Quirk involves destroying things provided that all five digits on his hands are touching them, and he has disembodied hands all over his body, including his face. This is the author's deliberate doing, as Horikoshi enjoys the expressiveness of hands (his own Author Avatar is a hand mutant), and takes it to its logical extreme with Tomura's design.
- Character Development: When initially introduced, Tomura was a psychotic brat who frequently had temper tantrums when things didn't go his way, and had to be held back from doing anything stupid by Kurogiri. However, once having realized his own convictions, he becomes a lot more cunning, manipulative and patient. This can be seen in his ability to work with "Stain fanboys" in the expanded League, and keeping his temper under control after Bakugou damages his father's hand. Losing his mentor, and later the death of Magne drive his development further (exactly as planned in the former case) as he grows to value his team more.
- Character Tics:
- In a similar fashion to Uraraka, he avoids touching objects he doesn't want to decompose by using only a few fingers at a time.
- He also seems to have a habit of scratching his neck which gets increasingly violent when he's in the middle of a breakdown. He drops this habit as he undergoes Character Development.
- Creepy Monotone: Tomura's voice is very eerie and quavering, and in the manga, his speech bubbles are drawn as jittery with messy text, used to illustrate that he's unstable and could come unhinged at any moment.
- Costume Evolution: When Tomura becomes the guiding force of the League of Villains, without the influence of All For One he starts wearing a dark black Badass Longcoat, showing how he's come to embrace his authority and his evolution into a competent villain.
- The Dragon: To All For One.
- Dragon Ascendant: Following All For One's defeat, he is on track to becoming this, just as his mentor wanted.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: It's subtle, but he's actually changed art styles as his character has developed, from a highly detailed style that played up his creepiness◊ to a less detailed style that still leaves him creepy, but also gives him a soft, almost beatific feel.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He is openly appalled by Chisaki's lack of regard for his underlings, and killing Magne didn't exactly do his view on him any favors either.
- Evil Albino: Colour pages show him as this in the manga, though not in the anime, as explained by Adaptation Dye-Job above.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The reason why his plan to convert Bakugo to the League of Villains quite literally blew up in his face. He thought that Bakugo's Jerkass tendencies meant that he'd be better suited as a villain than a hero, not realizing that Bakugo wants to be a hero like All Might in spite of his violent tendencies. Aizawa, All Might, and Bakugo himself pretty much spell the trope out for him.
- Evil Counterpart: Just as Midoriya is chosen to be All Might's successor, Shigaraki is being groomed as the successor for All Might's archnemesis. The third opening to the anime adaptation even paints their clashing as an inevitable event. One little bonus to this is that both he and Midoriya wear red shoes.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: Eric Vale gives Tomura a very scratchy voice that doesn't break even when he is in the middle of a Villainous Breakdown.
- The Faceless: His face is always covered by one of his hands. Until his real face is revealed.
- Foil: To Izuku. Both of them are the pupils of the previous Big Good and Big Bad respectively, and at the start of the story both of them are pretty terrible at what they try to do and have to learn from their mentors. Izuku is trying to become the worlds greatest hero, Shigaraki is trying to become the world's greatest villain at the same time.
- For the Evulz: Though he tries to come off as high-minded in delivering Not So Different speeches to the heroes he faces, he really just wants to destroy whatever he feels like.
- This ends up being a Deconstruction in his case, as his lack of a conviction for his evil deeds makes him weaker as a villain, preventing him from accomplishing more than he potentially could. However, he eventually realized that he did have those convictions all along, he just didn't think too much of them.
- After speaking with Izuku, Shigaraki decides to adopt Stain's goals as his own. That is to eradicate all the "fake heroes" and question justice. He also adopts Overhaul's methods to eliminate Quirks of the fake heroes.
- Four Is Death: In My Hero One's Justice, hitting an opponent with his special move four times kills them instantly. The pop-up that appears upon connecting displays a number that increases with each hit, until the fourth one, which says "DEAD!".
- Freudian Excuse: We get glimpses of his childhood, and it's really sad. Lost, destitute and crying in a street alley, presumably from his Quirk. But then Sensei came to his rescue, pointing out how Heroes give people hope, but also deconstructing this by arguing how now that people are Holding Out for a Hero, they would rather let the heroes deal with suffering people, than actively help him themselves. Unfortunately, young Shigaraki bought it, and is now a devout follower of Sensei from thereon.
- Full-Name Basis: Kurogiri always refers to or calls him by his full name.
- Gave Up Too Soon: His first raid on USJ is quickly called off when their trump card against All Might lost. Midoriya calls him out on this, pointing to it as one of the major differences between him and Stain, along with their conviction.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a a big scratch over his right eyelid and a nasty-looking disfigurement around the corner of his mouth, both of which emphasize the sense that he's completely psychotic.
- The Heavy: For all intents and purposes, he is the one stirring up trouble within the series, with the rarely-appearing "Sensei" supporting him by providing intel and manpower. He is now taking over as Big Bad following his his mentor's imprisonment.
- Helping Hands: Has hands covering his entire body, including his face.
- Hypocrite: When Himiko and Dabi attempt to join the organization, he calls Himiko a "brat" for coming across as annoying to him, and gets annoyed at Dabi for not revealing his real name. Mentally speaking, Shigaraki is more of a "brat" than Himiko is, and is also not going by his real name.
- I Control My Minions Through...: Pure Authority, initially, and not even his own, but after All For One's defeat he shifts more toward Loyalty based on a mix of acceptance and benevolence.
- Insane Troll Logic: Prone to this, making speeches about how heroes are just as bad as villains and the like. This makes him a charismatic leader to the two-bit thugs following him, given that he's basically telling them what they already want to hear.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: After Chisaki's defeat, he subjects him to a Fate Worse than Death where he severs his arms and strips of him his Quirk.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: After Izuku defeated Overhaul with the help of Eri, Shigaraki staged an attack on the medical procession to the villain hospital where Overhaul and company were being shipped out for treatment, just so he could get his hands on Overhaul to punish him for the dishonor and bloodshed he inflicted on the League of Villains.
- Logical Weakness: His Decay Quirk is exceptionally dangerous...but only if he can actually touch his target with all five fingers. Presumably, losing even one finger on either hand would make it impossible to use. Also, the object he grabs has to be a solid object. That's why Snatch, whose ability to turn into sand gives him a fluid form Shigaraki can't properly grip, is able to fight him hand-to-hand without issue.
- Long-Lost Relative: Shigaraki is actually the grandson of Shimura Nana, who was All Might's mentor and the previous wielder of "One For All".
- Made of Iron: He gets hit point blank by one of Bakugou's explosions and walks it off. He's also able to heal perfectly fine after being basically maimed by bullets after the USJ attack.
- Make Them Rot: His Quirk, "Decay". He can effectively destroy anything he touches.
- Meaningful Rename: "Tomura Shigaraki" isn't his real name. His real name is Tenko Shimura, which gains significance when it's revealed he's the grandson of All Might's mentor, Nana Shimura.
- Nightmare Face: There are entire pages dedicated to how creepy this guy looks, just to hammer in the point. Even when we see his actual face, which should be comparatively normal, it's drawn with frightening detail, leading to this.
- Omnicidal Maniac: His overall goal appears to be the destruction of society.
- Psychopathic Manchild:
- Sees the whole invasion as nothing more than a game. When Iida manages to escape to warn the higher ups of U.A.. He cites the whole thing as a "Game Over". When All Might does show up however, he sees it as a "Continue". All Might later specifically describes him as one. Stain even calls him out on this, finding the reasons for his actions to be childish and without cause.
- He's confronted by Overhaul for having no actual end goal in sight beyond acquiring minions. As his primary goal revolves around taking out All Might to deprive the world of the Symbol of Peace - something that happened without him doing a thing or All Might dying - the League of Villains has no clear reason beyond this for even staying together.
- The Resenter: To Stain the Hero Killer for upstaging him as a villain without even trying. He doesn't react well when the new recruits admit that they only joined the League of Villains because they are fans of Stain. Kurogiri's intervention is the only reason he and the new recruits didn't kill each other on the spot.
- Self-Harm: As pointed out in Character Tics above Shigaraki often scratches his neck and, as shown in Episode 11, if he starts having a psychotic episode he'll scratch himself so hard that he starts drawing blood.
- Self-Made Orphan: It's heavily implied that he accidentally killed his only parent with his quirk when he was a child.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one the first time we see his face. And that's not even going into the incredibly unsettling one he gives poor Midoriya later on in their conversation.
- Smarter Than You Look: Thanks in no small part to his childishness and psychotic episodes it can be difficult to remember at times that Shigaraki is actually an incredibly smart villain. This can be shown in his fight with Aizawa when he was able to determine that the duration of time he could erase quirks was getting shorter and coming up with the plan to successfully capture Bakugou. In fact, according to his stats in the Official Character Book, he ranks 5/5 or A in intelligence, (which for the record makes him smarter then Deku and Kurogiri, who both scored a 4/5 or B).
- Super Speed: While it has yet to be commented on In-Universe, Shigaraki is very fast. Best demonstrated in the USJ arc, wherein once he notices Deku, Tsuyu and Mineta; he suddenly goes from being in the middle of the training grounds, to right in front of Deku and company, in the blink of an eye. Word of God gives Shigaraki a 5/5 or A in speed.
- To the Pain: In one of his most sadistic and refreshingly vengeful moments, Shigaraki inflicted this punishment on Overhaul. He decided to avoid killing the man outright even though he expected this would be the reason why Shigaraki went to the trouble to attack him after his defeat, but Shigaraki had something worse in mind... Have Mr. Compress destroy his left arm as payback for taking his, and then personally decay away Overhaul's right arm and sever it with a knife while it was brittle before his Quirk's effects spread far enough to be lethal. This left Overhaul crippled and incapable of activating his Quirk ever again, while the League of Villains stole the materials to make Quirk neutralizer bullets, with Shigaraki laughing in Overhaul's face that now he was powerless and would be forced to watch them in envy as their group became the dominant power and not his.
- Touch of Death: He can disintegrate anything his hand connects to, but only when all five fingers are touching it. The Quirk does not spread if an appendage being decayed is severed, something which Shigaraki is aware of and may use for his particularly evil punishments.
- Villain Respect: Unusually for him, Shigaraki doesn't get angry when a bruised and battered Eraserhead stops him from using his powers on Asui, and instead complements the hero.Shigaraki: You really are so cool, Eraserhead.
- Villainous Friendship: While Shigaraki tends to be a mostly antisocial asshole, he does seem to legitimately care for Sensei. He reacts in fear when he realizes that Sensei is going to be fighting All Might by himself while still recovering from his injuries. As the story progresses, he also starts developing a closer relationship with the rest of his core team, as a sign that he's growing into the role of a leader after All For One is arrested.
- Villainous Underdog: Frequently, especially after All For One is defeated and Shigaraki has to assume leadership of the League of Villains himself.
- Would Hurt a Child: A recurring threat he often makes. During the Ultimate Space & Jams arc, he tried to kill the students in an attempt to lure All Might out. When he had to retreat, he wanted to kill at least one student to spite All Might. When Toga reveals her obsession with Stain, he tries to kill her. Later when he runs into Midoriya at a shopping mall, he admits he could kill at least twenty people before he'd be stopped, and the visuals accompanying it make it clear this means everyone is free-game, including children.
Kurogiri — Black Mist
Kurogiri — Black Mist
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)
"Greetings. We are the League of Villains. Forgive our audacity, but... today, we've come here to U.A. High School—this bastion of heroism...to end the life...of All Might, the Symbol of Peace."
The League's shadowy teleporter, and Tomura's second-in-command. His Quirk is "Warp Gate", which allows him to open portals that he can move things in between.
- Ambiguously Human: He is a mass of dark fog that vaguely takes the form of a human when outside of a mission.
- Antagonist Abilities: Mass teleportation? Can't let the heroes have that. Emphasized by the characters noting that Quirks like that are particularly rare.
- Attack Its Weak Point: As Bakugou figures out, a part of him is surrounded by his mist, which can be attacked and restrained, something that Bakugou uses to the heroes' advantage during the USJ raid.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: While not in a mission, he wears a white-coloured one.
- The Bartender: Outside of missions, he is usually seen cleaning cups in the small bar that serves as the League's base.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Gets told this once he lets Iida escape by Shigaraki, who says he'd have already outlived his usefulness if not for the utility of his quirk.
- Dark Is Evil: It's understandable that a walking mass of dark fog would be one of the villains.
- The Dragon: To Shigaraki, although he later on becomes Co-Dragons with Dabi once the Leagues members start expanding. He may also be one for All For One as he's one of the few members of the League, besides Shigaraki, aware of his presence and directly reports to him regarding Shigaraki.
- Evil Genius: Of the Five-Bad Band, he is the most levelheaded, meaning that he will take charge of the plan and strategy when Shigaraki gets mad or crazy.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Kurogiri has a deep, booming voice, which makes him sound commanding and dangerous.
- The Faceless: He's pretty much a big, fog-like shadow. Although it turns out to be his Warp Gate Quirk is creating the fog, which protects his real body from harm. We never see what he looks like, however.
- Faux Affably Evil: His speech is very formal and polite. However, he has no compunctions about killing and/or torturing others.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Whenever Shigaraki ends up showing immaturity in regards to being the leader of a villain organization, it's up to Kurogiri to keep stuff under control.
- Logical Weakness: His Warp Gate fog allows him to even teleport his true body away by covering himself in it, but he needs to leave at least one part of his body behind, in order to create the fog in the first place. This particular body part can still be physically touched or attacked and if someone grabs it, he effectively isn't able to move. It also doesn't stop him from being effected by Stain's Quirk either.
- Only Sane Man: As befitting a Hyper-Competent Sidekick Kurogiri tends to be the most diplomatic and reasonable members of the League of Villains and is usually the only one who can stop Shigaraki from murdering new recruits.
- Portal Cut: If he closes his warp while you're halfway in... well, let's just say it won't matter how strong or tough you are.
- Team Mom: Played for Laughs in My Hero Academia Smash, in which he goes as far as set up a sort of play date for Shigaraki to get closer to Dabi and Himiko.
- Warp Zone: His Quirk. It works similar to Portal: what goes into one dark portal goes out of another. Unlike Portal, he can create multiple warp points and even suddenly dissipate a warp mid-use with fatal effect.
- Vetinari Job Security: Shigaraki flat out admits this is the reason he can't punish him for failure, because his Quirk is just too damned useful and rare to find something else.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: He is the exit. He is there to guarantee that no matter what happens, he, Shigaraki and other more relevant members of the League of Villains will get out of there when it hits the fan.
- Villainous Friendship: With Shigaraki, it really seems that he cares for him. The Smash side comics even show that there was a point he tried to make Shigaraki befriend Himiko and Dabi just so he'd have friends.
- Villain Teleportation: A villain who acts as a mass teleporter for his allies.
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)
"And that person you're thinking you want to see them, right? I get it. I'm a girl after all."
A new recruit in the League. An insane high school girl suspected of several murders. Her Quirk, Transform, allows her to change her appearance through the ingestion of someone's blood.
- Affably Evil: It's creepy how friendly she is to people who she's trying to kill. She claimed Tsuyu was her very best friend while trying to stab her to death.
- Ambiguously Bi: Shows interest in Stain, Midoriya, Tsuyu, and Uraraka. Mostly, though, she just seems to like blood.
- Ax-Crazy: A psychotic girl with a Blood Lust and tendency to kill the people she falls for, being that she falls in love fairly easily.
- Beware the Silly Ones: A blushing schoolgirl with a wacky hairdo, and an out-there personality. She was introduced after seemingly just murdering somebody. She even took down Rock Lock, a Pro Hero, by stabbing him in the chest from behind.
- Blood Lust: Attracted to blood, hence why she chops up people. The reason she became interested in Stain was because of how bloody he appeared during video footage. She also blushes when she first sees Midoriya, since he was a bloody mess right after his fight with Muscular.
- Blood Magic: Her Quirk requires blood ingestion in order to work. The more blood she drinks, the more she can stay in a transformed state, so she's literally fueled by blood.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: One of the most dangerous girls presented as a villain... is appalled by the fact that her new battle gear doesn't look cute at all.
- Confusion Fu: Her main fighting style is to use sneak attacks, by hiding, striking, vanishing and repeating, it makes her hard to follow, and harder to strike back against.
- Cute But Psycho: She's a cute teenage girl, but completely bonkers.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has teeth like those of a cat.
- Dark Chick: One of the few female members of the League so far (and the only one after Magne's death) as well as one of the most deranged members introduced thus far.
- Evil Counterpart:
- She and Dabi's hero-worship of Stain mirror Izuku's for All-Might.
- She's also this for Uraraka. See Not So Different below.
- Fangs Are Evil: Has at least four pairs of sharp fangs.
- First-Name Basis: Toga seems to prefer referring to the people she considers friends, including her boss and enemies by their first names and a honorific. Notably when she is around Overhaul, someone she hates for murdering Magne, she refers to him by his last name Chisaki.
- Foreshadowing: Her shapeshifting Quirk has been hinted since her introduction, when she stated that she wanted to "kill and be Stain" and further referenced by her wishes to become the people she loves.
- Friendly Enemy: To an incredibly creepy extent as Toga often tries to make friends with the people she is fighting against even if she is trying to drain their blood. For example when she first encounters Uraraka and Tsuyu she tries to give the former love advice in regards to Izuku and tries to use Tsuyu's Affectionate Nickname to her. Suffice it to say everyone is creeped out by this habit of hers.
- Full-Frontal Assault: If she transforms over her clothes, they are absorbed and destroyed by her quirk. Since any clothes she adds with her ability overlaps on what she is already wearing, she would become effectively naked once she deactivated her Quirk. Because of this she is actually naked under her transformation whenever she create clothes with her Quirk.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: While not outright sex, it's clear she is deriving some pleasure from attacking her victims and appears to have some level of attraction to several of her enemies, including Uraraka, Tsuyu and Midoriya. During her fight against Uraraka and Tsuyu, she even pins Tsuyu against a tree, which she uses both to get closer to her and stab her.
- Kill and Replace: She loves Stain so much she wants to kill him and then be him. Given her blood activated shape-shifting Quirk, she possibly could. She wants to do this to everyone she "likes".
- Knife Nut: She has a switchblade, which she uses for self-defense.
- Know When to Fold 'Em:
- When help comes for Ochako and Tsuyu, she stops mid-attack and heads off, stating simply that she knows if she sticks around she'll be overpowered.
- When Uraraka and Sero show up to help Midoriya she flees immediately, though she was not happy about their alone time being interrupted.
- Logical Weakness: Her quirk and combat style requires her to hide and confuse her opponent, and her most powerful offensive options are close range. As a result she notes herself that multiple opponents are not something she can handle, and she quickly excuses herself whenever she's faced with more than two enemies.
- Loony Fan: Of Stain. She seems to be of the Mark David Chapman variety, as she not only admires him, but also wants to kill him herself.
- Love at First Sight: She gets a crush on Izuku as soon as she laid eyes on him (mostly because his body was mangled and covered in his own blood), though her feelings get much stronger after her encounter with him during the Hero License Exam. This is not a good thing.
- Luminescent Blush: She blushes for almost everything.
- Ms. Fanservice: Constantly turned on by blood and butt naked during battle makes for the villainous version of this.
- Nightmare Face: When Eraserhead bound her in his binds and erased her Quirk all in the same movement, Toga gave him a look of excitement, grabbed hold of the binds, and promptly stabbed him in the shoulder.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She gets off on her Kill and Replace habit.
- Not So Different: Considers herself and Ochako to be similar in both having someone that they "like". Of course, given Toga's insane view of love, their similarities stop there. They even end up falling for with the same guy, but Himiko's attention is not something anyone wants to have.
- Odango Hair: She wears her hair in two buns with messy tufts of hair sticking out of them. Horikoshi notes that her hairstyle is insanely hard to draw, and has been a huge pain for his to assistant artists to get right.
- Personality Powers: Not only does she have a literal thirst for blood (which she requires to activate her Quirk), her obsessive nature is justified by her ability to shapeshift into others.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: Izuku was freaked out by the fact she appeared before him in the nude.
- Psychopathic Manchild: To complement her deadly behavior, she calls Stain and Tomura childish nicknames, like "Mr. Stainy" and "Mr. Handsy."
- Serial Killer: The first time we see her, she's standing in front of what looks like a corpse with blood on her face.
- Shapeshifter: Her Quirk is "Transform", which allows her to change her appearance into anyone she ingests blood from. She gets aroused from doing this to people she likes (preferably after she's killed them).
- Slasher Smile: She sports one that would make Kouta Hirano proud during her rant about love.
- Spanner in the Works: Together with Twice. Sir Nighteye's operation had predicted that the relationship between the League of Villains and the Hassaikai wasn't good, but they show up anyway to help Chisaki's escape. Then it's spun around while still being played straight in that she and Twice are there to sabotage the Hassaikai, indirectly helping the heroes take down Mimic.
- Teens Are Monsters: This cute serial killer is still a high-schooler.
- Vampire: Her sharp teeth, blood being seen around her mouth, and the mention of her killing people by draining their blood, all seems to give the impression that her Quirk is Vampire-based. Kind of, she just needs to ingest a person's blood to transform into them.
- Villainous Crush: Of sorts for Midoriya, though it mostly means she wants to kill him more. Her ecstatic reaction to Midoriya remembering her name however, hints that she actually does have feelings for him. It's just those feelings are as twisted as she is.
- Villainous Friendship:
- She seems to be on very good terms with Twice and was introduced alongside Dabi.
- When Twice's mask is torn up, she quickly comes to his aid and covers the broken part of mask with a handkerchief of hers, which makes him stop the breakdown. She then consoles him over having to work with the Yakuza and the two make fun of them together.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her Quirk doesn't help in combat at all, but she's fast and deadly with her blades. She's also good at hiding. So good that she disappears several times, fighting Midoriya to the point that he mistakes her Quirk for one that lets her Flash Step.
- Wham Shot:
- The scene of her Camie disguise melting away, revealing that it was actually Himiko all along.
- Right after that, she shows that she has Midoriya's blood, and can transform into him now. She transforms into him once during the Internship Arc, so she can't transform into Midoriya again.
- Yandere: An extreme case. Toga is apparently under the impression that if you love someone, you should murder them, drink their blood, and become them.
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Jason Liebrecht (English)
"This will just be a signal fire. We'll fill those heroes full of holes... and put them in their place. All for a brighter future."
A new recruit in the League with Frankenstein-like features and a sewed face full of burnt skin. He prefers going by his Villain name. He has a fire related quirk and appears to be an arsonist.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His character is themed after Death, and that patch of skin on his face looks like the upper half of a skull. His powers also resemble Hellfire and cremation.
- Body Horror: At least 80% of his body appears to be charred or skinless. The rest looks like it's been stapled onto the burned bits.
- The Brute: The most violent and, arguably, physically powerful member outside of Sensei. Fittingly enough he's also powerful enough to take on Pro Heroes like Aizawa.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Not so much shadows as darkened, rotten flesh. It gives off the same creepy effect, if not moreso.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He appears to be this to Shigaraki (who himself is The Dragon to All For One), serving as the field leader of the Vanguard Action Squad when he or Kurogiri are not around. With that said, he and the other members of the Vanguard are self-proclaimed disciples of Stain's ideology, not Shigaraki's. His alliance with the League of Villains seems more as a means to an end to spread Stain's philosphy rather than true loyalty to Shigaraki.
- Evil Counterpart:
- His and Toga's hero-worship of Stain mirrors Izuku's for All-Might. And their dual Serial Killer status is also similar to Stain's.
- He could be considered one for Todoroki, having burn scars and fire powers, which he has no qualms in using. Considering how Shigaraki is the counterpart to Midoriya, Dabi fills a similar role for the League as Todoroki does for Midoriya.
- Evil Duo: Subverted. He and Toga are introduced together as Loony Fans of Stain and are recruited at the same time, but they don't really act together.
- Glasgow Grin: Piercings and burn marks visually separate his lower jaw from the rest of his face, giving this impression.
- Loony Fan: Like Toga, he appears to be a fan of Stain, vowing to finish what he started.
- Meaningful Name: His alias literally means "Cremation".
- Playing with Fire: His Quirk is fire-based, although his flames look darker than Todoroki's.
- Serial Killer: Strongly implied to be one when the pro hero Snatch mentions a rash of crimes involving burnt corpses.
- The Stoic: In contrast to Toga, he is more quiet, reserved, and mature.
- Technicolor Fire: In contrast to other fire Quirks in the series, Dabi's fire has always been portrayed as a bright blue.
Shuichi Iguchi — Spinner
Shuichi Iguchi — Spinner
Voiced by: Ryou Iwazaki (Japanese), Larry Brantley (English)
"Dammit...!! Stain will be revived...! Got that?! His will lives on here! Thanks to me!! I'm gonna purge you corrupt heroes and that four-eyes kid."
A new recruit in the League. A man with reptilian features who fashions himself after Stain.
- Affably Evil: When Magne tries to kill Deku, Spinner stops her since believes Deku is worthy of being called a real hero after Stain previously saved Deku's life.
- Ambiguously Human: He looks almost like a lizard.
- BFS: One that's made up of many smaller knives tied together.
- Drives Like Crazy: Dabi gripes at him for weaving all over the road while driving a stolen prison van because he gets carsick easily.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Spinner, who joined the VA because he idolized Stain and wants to improve society in the way that Stain wanted to, isn't happy about attacking police officers to get at Overhaul, who was arrested.
- Fanboy: He's Stain's number 1 fan. So much that he models his entire career as a supervillain around him.
- Honor Before Reason: Even though Deku is on Shigaraki's hit list, he steps in personally to prevent Magne from attacking him, because Stain had personally spared him before. This is while he's in the middle of his own fight with Mandalay, giving her an opening to attack.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Notes he got a lot of his driving skills from playing video games... he even yells Grand Theft Auto as a Battle Cry.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: His giant blade that is made of smaller blades. It's just childishly awesome.
- Loony Fan: He's a Stain wannabe who also fights with blades and even wears an identical mask and costume. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite get the entirety of Stain's philosophy. Stain only wanted to purge "fake" heroes who were in it for fame and money from the world. Spinner seems to think that every hero is "fake" with the exception of those who Stain personally advocated for.
- Lizard Folk: His overall character design.
- Not So Above It All: For all his posturing and grandiose behavior he gets rather easily distracted while fighting Mandalay when she uses her quirk to psychically flirt with him, freezing up entirely with a blush and leaving himself wide open to an attack. He is a teenager after all.
- Shout-Out: If Stain resembled a Darker and Edgier Ninja Turtle, then Spinner is a darker and edgier Ninja Turtle with Bebop's haircut.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Finds out that this is not the case when he stops to gush about Stain, getting dropkicked by Mandalay for his trouble.
- Token Good Teammate: Out of the entire League of Villains, Spinner has the highest set of morals. He takes Stain's ideologies to heart, hopes for Izuku to be spared because that's what Stain would have wanted, and he drew the line at attacking police officers.
- Too Many Belts: He wears several belts on his body, and even a few on his sword.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light pink hair.
Jin Bubaigawara — Twice
Jin Bubaigawara — Twice
Voiced by: Dachi Endou (Japanese), Newton Pittman (English)
"Hey, Dabi, you hear that message?! Pretty exciting. Mr. Compress sure got the job done quickly, huh? He took his sweet time, though!! I'm getting sleepy over here."
A new recruit in the League. A fully-costumed man with a "Doubling" Quirk and an odd way of thinking. His past is an unpleasant affair, and as a result of self-indulgence of his own Quirk, he is a severely damaged man unable to control it outside of his suit and cannot afford to have any part of his body exposed or he will begin to split.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 115 is mostly told from his point of view and he even narrates.
- Ambiguous Clone Ending: His backstory includes him cloning himself multiple times. The Twice currently seen now is not sure if he is the original one.
- Cloning Blues: He once created an entire team of clones to do his bidding, however, each of the clone Jins thought of themselves as the real Jin and they all disliked being ordered around, which led every Jin to attack each other until one remained. The remaining Jin may or may not be the original Jin.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He's a major oddball. Not in small part due to his Split Personality. Chapter 115 paints his oddball habits in a much darker light.
- Commander Contrarian: Zigzagged. When given orders, he replies negatively, but happily follows them anyway (or vice-versa). This might be a result of his Split Personality as seen below.
- Cursed with Awesome: Twice's Quirk is one of the more useful out there, to the point that Tomura considers him vital to his plans. However, Jin himself is extremely afraid of his Quirk due to witnessing all his clones killing each other after abusing the heck out of his ability, and he now suffers from some major mental issues.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Uses his clones mostly to provide distractions, so the other villains can act without being interrupted. They can even mimic the Quirks of the original templates.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He'll happily work with a crazed serial killer like Toga but misgendering Magne genuinely seemed to piss him off.
- Expendable Clone: His clones are much less tough than the original, and Twice himself doesn't appear to suffer any consequences when they are destroyed.
- Expy: He's a loving homage to the merc with a mouth, Deadpool. With shades of Rorschach. His dub VA even gave him a similar speaking style to most portrayals of the Regenerating Degenerate.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an ugly stitched scar in his forehead. One of his own clones stabbed him in the face.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: A variation, he is seeking other people like him: that has no place to fit in but the League of Villains, and wants to be surrounded by people like that, but it's ambiguous whether he considers them friends.
- Improbable Weapon User: His Weapon of Choice are rolls of measuring tape, which he mostly uses to take precise measurements of the people he has to copy. Yet he unsuccessfully tried to attack Todoroki with it anyway. Considering that the tape measures were capable of slicing through ice though, its probable they've been made with combat usage in mind.
- It's All My Fault: Twice blames himself for bringing Overhaul to the League as it lead to Magne dying and Compress losing his arm.
- Laughably Evil: He's a funny guy despite being a villain.
- Logical Weakness: Believe it or not, Clothing Damage, of all things. Ripping up his suit, especially his mask, will cause him to start dividing unwillingly, and he will need some kind of fabric and/or wrappings to bind up the badly exposed places to force his body to remain whole.
- Me's a Crowd: Deconstructed Trope. All of his clones share his personality, so they don't like being ordered around. All of them also have his memories and thus each believe themselves to be the original; therefore, when various clones were created, they all claimed to be - and tried to take over as - the one and only Jin. The current Jin is the one that survived the big fight between clones, but he is not sure if he is even the original. Also, Jin has to have a strong and precise mental image of how to approximate clones right down to one's measurements (requiring him to carry retractable tape measures stored inside his wristbands) and it takes a while to master duplicating unfamiliar people, and the clones have limitations in stamina and durability based on how much effort was used to make them, the number created in a single setting, and how taxing it is to maintain them all.
- The Narrator: Of Chapter 115.
- Politically Correct Villain: He's quick to call Overhaul on using the wrong pronouns in reference to Magne.
- Power Incontinence: Jin can never afford to leave his body uncovered for long, or else his body starts trying to clone itself and his personality splinters as the cloning process leaves him struggling to stay whole.
- Spanner in the Works: Together with Himiko. Sir Nighteye's operation had predicted that the relationship between the League of Villains and the Hassaikai wasn't good, but they show up anyway to help Chisaki's escape. Then it's spun around while still being played straight in that he and Toga are there to sabotage the Hassaikai, indirectly helping the heroes take down Mimic.
- Split Personality: Twice frequently argues with himself, the "himself" being implied to be a clone that is trying to split apart from the main body.
- Talking to Themself: Does this when alone, in a manner similar to Deadpool no less (but without Breaking the Fourth Wall).
- Weaksauce Weakness: Twice will undergo Sanity Slippage if he spends too much time with his body uncovered by his costume because it is threatening to split into clones and his personality starts to fragment. This makes posing as a civilian incredibly stressful, as seen when he is hunched over and losing his mind while Toga is having a conversation on the phone with Mr. Compress in Chapter 160.
Atsuhiro Sako — Mr. Compress
Atsuhiro Sako — Mr. Compress
Voiced by: Tsguo Mogami (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)
"We're just a bit fanatical when it comes to our values. All we wish is to show him that there are other ways. Because you kids today... you have your values chosen for you."
A villain with a stage magician theme and new recruit in the League. Can shrink people and objects with his Quirk, which he stores in marble-like spheres.
- An Arm and a Leg:
- Overhaul destroys his left arm. Thankfully, the League's ties to Giran made it easy to procure the necessary mechanical substitute.
- It turns out his quirk is actually capable of doing this to others. We mainly see him use it to compress entire people into balls to be carried away, but then he uses it on a bound Overhaul to compress only Overhaul's left arm, effectively tearing it away from the rest of his body.
- Artificial Limbs: Compress is outfitted with a prosthetic robot arm to replace the one he no longer has.
- Best Served Cold: Used his Quirk to destroy Chisaki's left arm much in the manner Chisaki had destroyed his, causing it to rupture and shrink into one of his spheres. While Chisaki was totally helpless... and Shigaraki paid him back in interest by taking away his other arm, making it impossible for Chisaki to activate his Overhaul ability anymore.
- Crazy-Prepared: Correctly anticipated that Shouji would be smart enough to search his pockets for the compressed Bakugou and Tokoyami, in case he was caught by him, so he took measures in advance.
- Evil Genius: Smart enough to outwit the U.A students and pretty much capture Bakugou all by himself.
- Large Ham: Despite the above, he nevertheless revealed himself to taunt the group escorting Bakugou before trying to escape with the other villains (and thus gave them a chance to chase after him, which allowed them to recover Tokoyami.) He himself even notes it as a weakness of his that he just can't help.
- Size Shifter: His Quirk allows him to shrink others.
- Stage Magician: His costume and theatricality fit this, and some of his dialogue suggests that he had in fact been one, before turning to villainy.
- Weak, but Skilled: His Quirk allows him to shrink and store people or things in objects, meaning in terms of combat, he's one of the weaker members of the League of Villains, especially compared to members like Muscular, Dabi, or Spinner. However, while he is certainly weak, his knowledge and skill of when to use his Quirk and how to exploit its use allows him to trick stronger foes and often capture people who can easily defeat him with ease and is physically skilled enough to be able to dodge someone like Todoroki. As shown when he does it to Overhaul, his Quirk is flexible enough to inflect lethal damage if he uses it so, meaning while he might not be as outright dangerous as others, he is still no slouch.
- White Mask of Doom: Actually wears two masks, a smiling white mask or expressive variations thereof over a regular ski mask. Usually, the mask he wears reflects the general mood he's in or the current demeanor of the League. It's very telling when he switched to a sad mask after the crew met Overhaul. Magne's death and the loss of his arm hit Compress pretty badly.
"...Everything is for the lord..."
A gargantuan, Kaiju-like villain who stalks the mountains out in the countryside and wears a weather radio around his neck. He is one of All For One's most loyal and dangerous servants. First seen out in the woods hearing about the news of Stain's capture.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He dwarfs coniferous trees and even buildings. When seen inside a street road, the scenery looks miniature compared to him. He's a slow, lumbering giant, but he easily tore a chunk out of a wall with a single clutch.
- Dumb Muscle: Gigantomachina has limited intellect more akin to a dim-witted beast, as Mina was able to trick him into going away easily and he can barely speak in coherent sentences.
- Godzilla Threshold: Taken quite literally- this guy is a throwback to Godzilla itself. All For One told Kurogiri to rely on him in the future if something were to happen to All For One, where Kurogiri felt unable to protect Shigaraki on his own.
- Kaiju: He looks like a monster right out of Godzilla and even has a name like one.
- Killing Intent: He radiated a huge air of menace in front of the schoolgirls and seemed ready to annihilate them if they made him angry.
- Mythical Motifs: To the Giants of Classical Mythology. Similar to them he is a gigantic humanoid being and his name is the name given to the battle between the Giants and the Olympian gods.
- No Sense of Direction: Got lost in the city looking for a hero's office.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He can be described as walking disaster. He ends up leaving a giant crater in the earth after his confrontation with Gran Torino
- Secret Weapon: Gigantomachia was kept hidden in the mountains with implications that All For One groomed it into a safeguard in the case that the situation of the League comes to a point that they are at risk, and warns Kurogiri to use him once he believes to no longer be capable of ensuring Shigaraki's safety.
- Stealthy Colossus: Somehow managed to get into a city without causing a ruckus despite being so huge until he lost his patience. He also makes his full debut in Jurassic Park fashion, making huge, thumping footsteps before coming crashing through the trees. After Gran Torino manages to flee from it and capture Kurogiri, he appears to have disappeared and there's a search group after him, in spite of the fact he is gigantic.
Voiced by: Kosuke Takaguchi (Japanese), Jim Foronda (English)
"Brats like you sure know how to pass the blame. It's no good. I don't really hold a grudge against 'em about my eye. I killed 'em, just like I wanted to. And they tried to stop me. We all did our best and had to deal with the results. What's bad is when you can't put your money where your mouth is...like your dear mommy and daddy!"
A veteran villain with a muscle-enhancing Quirk. He killed Kouta's parents. He was eventually captured during the School Trip Arc, after losing to Midoriya.
- Ax-Crazy: As if his brutal bloodlust wasn't proof enough, his damaged eye makes him even more crazier. Also he only joined the League because it gave him an excuse to kill people.
- Battle Cry: "SHOW ME YOUR BLOOD!!!"
- Blue and Orange Morality: He's a rather gleefully murderous psychopath who kills solely For the Evulz - but at the same time accepts his own Social Darwinist views to the point that he doesn't hold a grudge against Kouta's parents for costing him his left eye. He wanted to kill people, they wanted to stop him, and he accepts all the results as they played out.
- Body Horror: His quirk buffs him up so hard that his muscle fibers actually cannot be contained by his skin.
- Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is acknowledged as this in-universe by Deku, who notes that it is simple but powerful.
- The Berserker: Musucular often rushes into combat full force without regards if himself getting hurt and very reckless in a fight. During his fight with Deku when he said stay back, Muscular's response is saying attacking is better.
- The Brute: A literal muscleman who is mostly interested in killing people.
- Blood Knight: He absolutely loves killing and is very bloodthirsty. He also says the only reason that he joined the League is because they would finally let him off the leash.
- Contrived Coincidence: He comes across Kouta during the attack on the training camp, and also just happens to be the villain who killed Kouta's parents.
- Dumb Muscle: He pretty much gave away the League's plan to capture Bakugou, which allowed Midoriya and the others a fighting chance. The databook also gives him a whopping 1 out of 5 in intelligence.
- Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: He explains his Quirk to Izuku right before attacking. He even lampshades it, saying that it's a way for him to brag and prove that Izuku's Quirk was a blatantly inferior version of Muscular's own. Oh if only he knew.
- Evil Counterpart: His Ax-Crazy, Blood Knight personality makes him stand out as being the closest member of the League of Villains to Bakugou. Like Bakugou, Muscular is one of the most powerful members of his group, loves fighting, and is extremely self-confident, to the point of being often too stupid to realize the situation. Interestingly enough, his overall appearance seems to invoke this, as he looks like an older Bakugou.
- Eye Scream: The Water Horses managed to cost him his left eye before he killed them, leaving a pretty nasty scar behind. He uses some type of stylized prosthetic cover that he can swap out; he notably changes it out for a specific one when he decides to take Deku on seriously instead of playing around. (It's uncertain if it actually restores his sight or if it's just cosmetic.)
- Faux Affably Evil: He puts on airs about being friendly, even complimenting Kouta on his Cool Hat and offering to trade it for his mask, but it's all an act he puts on to make his victims even more afraid. He's a heartless murderer to his very core.
- Foil: Serves as one to Midoriya. Both of them have Quirks that grant them Super Strength and on a whole empower them, but while Muscular is a violent, bloodthirsty sadist who delights in using his powers to hurt and kill others, Midoriya is a kind, heroic, and altruistic person who strives to use his powers to help others. Essentially, Muscular is what Midoriya would be if he lacked any morality or humanity.
- For the Evulz: His raison d'tere for killing people and pretty much anything he does. He even outright tells Deku that he doesn't care about the League of Villains and only joined because it gives him an excuse for killing people.
- Hero Killer: Has killed at least two pro heroes in his career.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Quirk allows him to wrap his body in muscle fibers to increase his strength and speed, which gives him a massive advantage in both over Deku's 5% Full Cowl.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: His whole entire Quirk is based on this. So is his name. The guy already has a muscular body but when he activates his Quirk his muscles augment and it increases his strength and durability.
- Sadist: He could rival Shigaraki in this department. He killed the Water-Horse duo, but he made sure to torture them before he did. He shows himself ready to do the same to Izuku during their fight.
- Slasher Smile: His default look whenever he's fighting or just looking to terrify someone. But mostly expressed when he's killing people and causing pain he's shown with a huge grin on his face.
- Super Strength: His Quirk, "Muscle Augmentation", wraps his body in muscle fibers to increase his strength.
- Super Toughness: 5% Full Cowl doesn't even phase him. He can even shrug off One for All at 100%, possibly meaning that he could tank a few blows from All Might himself. One for All at "1,000,000%" (actually Deku pushing himself to way beyond his limits), however, not so much.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Serves as something of this to Izuku, being the first major villain he had to defeat alone and the first he faces powerful enough to withstand even a full power One-For-All attack. The damage Izuku did to himself to win was so severe it forced Izuku to realize he had to abandon his reckless habit of using self-injuring levels of power in a pinch and to create an entirely new fighting style to have a hope of continuing his hero career.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Muscular's Quirk has no applications aside from adding more and more muscle fibers to his body. Yet this makes him monstrously powerful, because these muscle fibers make him strong, durable, and fast enough to easily contend with and overwhelm Izuku while he was using One for All: Full Cowl at 5%. It even lets him shrug off Izuku's use of One for All at 100% of his power.
- Would Hurt a Child: He is very casual about trying to kill Kouta.
- You Talk Too Much: He loves to talk, constantly mocking Deku and the ideal of heroes in general. By the climax of the Deku's fight against him, Deku's yelling at him to shut up.
Voiced by: Shuuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Daman Mills (English)
"Fleshhh...no good. Flesh. Need flesh...No good. No good. Can't forgive you. I'll be the one to see those boys' innards!!! Do not snatch my prizes!!"
A new recruit in the League. An escaped death row inmate with a Quirk that involves growing and transforming his teeth. He was defeated by an out of control Tokoyami and eventually recaptured during the School Trip Arc.
- Ax-Crazy: He is a death row inmate.
- Bondage Is Bad: His whole ensemble looks like a nightmarish parody of a gimp suit; a full-body leather outfit covered in spikes and harnesses, complete with eye covering, straightjacket, and contraptions to keep his lips peeled back from his teeth.
- Consummate Professional: Funnily enough, the most coherent things he says relate to his "work" as a villain. The very first thing we hear him say is a chant of "Get to Work!" and his creepy fawning over Shouji's severed hand reeks of him holding back his hunger for flesh to get the job done.Moonfish: So pretty... No! Have to work... (choked) Caaaaan't... (breathes heavily) But it's so delicious... beautiful flesh... Don't tempt meeeeee.... I have a job to do...
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His outfit is a creepy full-body leather outfit, which doesn't hinder him much.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Based on his proclaimed desire for "meat" when attacking Bakugou and Todoroki, and his fawning over Shouji's severed hand, he seems to be this.
- Now, That's Using Your Teeth!: His growing teeth can be used both for offense, defense and even mobility.
- Scary Teeth: His teeth already look scary enough with his lips constantly peeled back to expose them, but using his Quirk, he can make each individual tooth grow into a sort of horrifying, sharp, angular, multi-pronged branch to attack his enemies.
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Daman Mills (English)
"You're getting a top-notch education at a famous school. At least use some strategy. If not... you're barely worth killing."
A young new recruit in the League. A gas mask-wearing boy in a school uniform. His Quirk allows him to create and manipulate a poisonous, hallucinogenic gas. He was taken down by Tetsutetsu, and captured by the police during the School Trip Arc.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Creating poisonous hallucinogenic gas is by far not heroic.
- Broken Pedestal: Shows an apparent disillusionment towards heroes and the institutions that form them, which he seemed to look up to at one point.
- Completely Missing the Point: What good is a mask to hide your identity if you go out into battle in a junior high school uniform and broadcast to the world you're a Bratty Half-Pint? It shows how immature Mustard really is, because he's wearing the mask like dress-up and a fancy breathing apparatus instead of a real, thought-out disguise. Even a muscle head like Tetsutetsu chided him for this.
- Deadly Gas: His gas left its victims in a critical condition, so it's definitely lethal. Can even affect him.
- Dirty Coward: He's very confident during battle... when his gas and his gun are keeping his enemies far away.
- Evil Counterpart: His smugness, tendency to give condescending speeches, and implied Inferiority Superiority Complex towards hero students makes him seem like a Downplayed one to Monoma.
- Hypocrite: Loves mocking two of the U.A students for their "lack of prestige". But the moment Itsuka calls him out for using a gun rather than relying on his own power, he starts to get angry.
- Knockout Gas: If his gas doesn't end up killing people, then it at least knocks them unconscious.
- Mundane Solution: Although his power is very dangerous, it has no stopping power. Anyone with a gas mask an get close enough to take him out. To get over that, he has a gun. Not any sort of flashy super gun, just a run-of-the-mill revolver.
- Poisonous Person: His gas causes unconsciousness immediately upon inhalation, and presumably death after extended exposure.
- Required Secondary Powers: Zig-Zagged. Unlike typical characters with toxic powers, he is apparently not immune to his own toxins, if his gas mask is any indication. He does, however, have the power to sense movements in the gas, allowing him to freely navigate in the opaque toxic mist he creates while others stumble blindly through it. It also allows him to get clear shots with his revolver.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Wields a 38 Revolver for self-defense against people that can avoid breathing his gas.
- Squishy Wizard: Out of the villains that attack the training camp, he singlehandedly manages to cause the most damage to the students through his gas cloud and does a decent job of keeping Tetsutetsu at range by using his revolver... but the moment an opening shows up, he goes down with a single blow.
- Teens Are Monsters: Tetsutetsu noted that Mustard seemed to be around the same age as him (15), possibly even younger.
- Underestimating Badassery: When Itsuka charges in to attack him, he thinks her Quirk is useless against his gas. That is until she uses her big hands to blow away his wind. Allowing Tetsutetsu to recover and punch him out while he's distracted.
Kenji Hikishi — Magne
Kenji Hikishi — Magne
Voiced by: Satoru Inoue (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English)
"I'm here because I wanna live free! We get to decide where we belong!!"
A new recruit in the League. A long-haired, sunglasses-wearing veteran villain with some murders and armed robberies under her belt. Her Quirk is "Magnetism".
- Affectionate Nickname: While "Magne" is her villain name, Toga refers to her as "Magu-nee", the longer "nee" meaning "big sister". Viz translates as "Big Sis Mag".
- The Brute: She is strong enough to keep up with the physically-intimidating Tiger, and without her Quirk too. She herself appears to be just there to provide muscle as her criminal record is rather typical for a villain.
- Carry a Big Stick: Uses a cloth-wrapped, log-like club during the School Trip Arc. It's later revealed to be a huge magnet.
- Establishing Character Moment: Used her magnetism to yank Pixiebob off the ground unnoticed, attract her over to attack, and then presumably conked her over the head with her giant magnet, breaking her helmet and the visor Pixiebob uses to monitor her Quirk and leaving Pixiebob unconsious and bleeding heavily, which outraged Tiger.
- Evil Redhead: Her hair is of a deep red color.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Dies by having the upper half of her body blown to bits by Overhaul. When an explanation of Overhaul's titular Quirk is given later, it's clarified that he dismantled Magne at the molecular level.
- Fastball Special: Her "Breakup Repulsion: Night Flight Cannon" technique, which is done by magnetizing two people of the same gender.
- I Just Want to Be Free: She wants to live life "without shackles" and choosing "where she belongs". We learn this mere panels before Overhaul reduces her upper body to Ludicrous Gibs to establish that the League of Villains is not at the top of the pecking order.
- Informed Ability: Her stated criminal record includes that she killed three people, but Magne's not shown fatally wounding anyone when she's on the League and never would be. However, she brains Pixebob really badly.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Her masculine appearance makes it easy to confuse her for a man.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Has an unique variation that takes gender into account in order to work. She can magnetize men into "south poles" and women in "north poles", with the subjects attracting or repelling themselves from each other depending on their gender.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: Doubly subverted. Magne supposedly looks like a man, then it's later learned Magne is female and has a very masculine and deceptive appearance, and shares those qualities with another friend who has a masculine appearance but is feminine. And on top of that, Magne is all but confirmed to be a transwoman, and Twice is very pissed when Overhaul refers to Magne as male.
- Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of aviator sunglasses.
- The Worf Effect: She's killed by Overhaul to emphasize the how dangerous he is.
- Transgender: She's implied and eventually confirmed to be transgender. In Japanese, Toga refers to her as "Mag-nee", with "nee" meaning "big sister".
Monsters used by the League of Villains. These beings are actually experiments created by All For One in conjuction with an unnamed doctor. The truth is that they're people who couldn't handle more than one Quirk, granted by All For One, which caused them to become mindless dolls.
- And I Must Scream: It's implied that the Nomus maintain a certain degree of their memories and consciousness, however, how much they are able to access and feel is unknown.
- Artificial Human: It's right there in the name. None of them look human at all, though.
- Body Horror: Each of them though differing in what their bodies look like, have one thing in common - the top of their head is missing, exposing their entire brain.
- Combo Platter Powers: Nomu are given whatever Quirks out of All for One's collection that he considers useful for them, often resulting in combinations of vastly different powers. This allows All for One to tailor-make them to fit whatever purpose he desires regardless of how powerful they were as humans.
- Degraded Boss: The original Nomu was powerful enough to give All Might a significant challenge. While still powerful enough to battle an entire group of pro heroes alone, none of the Artificial Humans introduced later are close to being as strong or resilient as the original save potentially High-End. All for One stated that their less impressive showings were due to being less refined than the first one, as well as the fact the original was made specifically to fight and kill All Might and thus needed to be much stronger. Later justified when it becomes clear there are tiers of Nomu; when High-End strikes, Endeavor makes a distinction that black Nomus are more powerful and difficult to dispatch than the ones with white skin, as the one in Hosu that was black was also especially troublesome.
- Elite Mook: The Artificial Humans created after the original. More dangerous than the thugs used during the USJ Arc, but not as strong as the original Nomu, with a few ones being more successful than others (like the one used during the School Trip Arc).
- Empty Shell: Nomu are made from victims of All for One that were unable to handle the Quirks he gave them, leaving them mindless husks which he then mutates into super soldier servants. Having no wills of their own, Nomu only act on direct orders from All for One or his chosen subordinates. Without orders to follow, Nomu become nearly catatonic and unresponsive to all outside stimuli making them easy to contain despite their power.
- Implacable Man: None of them care about pain or damage to themselves and will do as instructed no matter who tries to stop them. The first Nomu is perfectly okay even after being thrashed by All Might, it's just that without orders he has become totally docile.
- Was Once a Man: All of them were once normal people until All For One got to them.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: They have access to multiple (non-inherited) Quirks, but these were implanted into them at the cost of any brainpower or sanity they once possessed.
The Original Nomu
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami (Japanese), Justin Cook (English)
The original Nomu, the League's strongman and secret weapon to destroy All Might. His Quirks are "Shock Absorption" and "Regeneration", and he's incredibly strong even without the aid of other Quirks.
- An Arm and a Leg: He has his arm and leg frozen and broken off by Todoroki. It doesn't last.
- Body Horror: There's the above mentioned matter of his exposed brain. Then He has has a bizarre beak-like mouth that permanently has his teeth showing. It's creepily reminiscent of the Mass Produced Evas. And when he regenerates, bone and muscle apparently need to complete before he regrows the skin.
- The Brute: He was muscle of the League, having literally no character to speak of besides protecting Shigaraki and attacking what he's told to attack, which he does very well.
- Healing Factor: Has a "Super Regeneration" Quirk.
- Laser Guided Tyke Bomb: He was created specifically to counter All Might.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's fairly big and bulky, yet managed to zip straight to Tomura, and block Midoriya's punch in the blink of an eye.
- No-Sell: Nomu was able to take Midoriya's punch, due to his "Shock Absorption", without damage. Even All Might can't hurt him at first.
- Put on a Bus: Nomu was lost to the League of Villains after it lost its fight to All Might (Kurogiri couldn't recover it, since he didn't know where Nomu landed). Nomu was later recovered arrested by the police, and still lacks the individual initiative to try to escape. By chapter 47 of the manga, it's still in police custody, and the League still doesn't appear to know about its fate.
- Super Prototype: He's the most powerful of the Artificial Humans created so far, as he was given Quirks specifically chosen to kill All Might.
- Super Strength: Eraserhead says Nomu's strength is incredible, even while he is trying to use his Quirk on Nomu at maximum.
- Super Toughness: His other Quirk, "Shock Absorption", allows him to absorb blows, even from All Might. This drove All Might to dig deep for extra power, and then spam punches to overwhelm this power.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: His ultimate fate is to get punched through the USJ dome hard enough that his apparent fate was to go into orbit. During the cleanup of the incident, he was later found in a tree on school grounds by the police, who recovered and arrested him.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: While most of the initial League of Villain's roster were second-rate thugs that couldn't even really challenge the students of Class 1-A in their first week of school, let alone the pros, Nomu was the first villain in the series to present a real challenge to All Might. Aizawa and All Might both note that the experience forced Class 1-A to realize what was expected of them as heroes and not to hesitate with their powers.
- Was Once a Man: Nomu used to be a petty thug. After the DNA of other people was merged with his own, he gained multiple Quirks and became monstrously strong, but also became almost completely mindless.
A trio of Nomu that Shigaraki sent to attack Hosu to show up Stain. One has four eyes, one has wings, and one lacks eyes completely.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime showcases Endeavor's fight with the Eyeless and Winged Nomu's, which was only alluded to in the manga
- Attack Reflector: One of the four-eyed Nomu's quirks allows it absorb attacks and release them back at others. The attacks still hurt it though.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Endeavor burns the eyeless Nomu's head clean off.
- Growing Muscles Sequence: One of the four-eyed Nomu's quirks allows it to do this temporarily.
- Death by Adaptation: Downplayed in the Eyeless Nomu's case. It's fate isn't clear in the manga, but the anime show it's death.
- Healing Factor: The eyeless one has a regeneration quirk.
- Overly Long Tongue: One of the four-eyed Nomu's quirks gives it this, effectively making it tongue-web.
- Sole Survivor: In the anime, the four-eyed Nomu is the only one not to be killed, and instead is captured. This may also be true in the manga, as the eyeless Nomu's fate is ambiguous.
- Was Once a Man: All of them are this, but the Winged Nomu is notable. It's implied in the Volume 7 omake that it may have once been the kid with wings - Tsubasa - who used to hang out with Bakugou and Deku back when they were children.
- Winged Humanoid: The Winged Nomu.
Voiced by: Daman Mills (English)
A member of the Vanguard Action Squad that attacked U.A. during the School Trip Arc. Its quirk "Tool Arms" allows it to generate six arms from its body that end in artificial tools.
- Advancing Boss of Doom: When it attacked, it immediately delivered a severe head injury to Momo and all Awase could do was temporarily weld her onto himself so she wouldn't fall off and RUN. They only survived because the order went out for the League of Villains to withdraw, just after Awase collapsed from exhaustion and the Nomu was seconds from claiming two innocent students.
- Chainsaw Good: Four out of its six arms have chainsaws on them.
- Gardening-Variety Weapon: One of its arms has a claw hammer on it.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Thanks to its quirk, it has eight arms, each of which could kill you.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: What its quirk gives it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It has very litte screentime, barely totaling a minute. But, because Momo's tracking device was merged onto it, it is an essential aspect of the the next arc. It is later captured and contained by Mt. Lady.
- This Is a Drill: One of its arms has a drill on it.
"Le-Leave it to... L-... Le-Leave it to me..."An evolved Nomu that has been causing trouble in Hawks' hometown. It's a new sort of Nomu that is capable of speech and is rational.
- Body Horror: Its vertebrae are massive and poke through its skin, giving it a pronounced hunch. While its exposed brain is harder to see than other Nomus, it's still quite horrifying. Bits of its neck's muscle peak through it and its head seems to be INSIDE its neck, with only its eyes being visible.
- The Faceless: Its face is hidden, only its eyes are visible.
- Healing Factor: It possesses the "Super Regeneration" Quirk, like the original Nomu.
- It Can Think: Different than its predecessors, High-End seems to be a sentient and thinking being, capable of speech and communication, which is completely new to them.
- Lightning Bruiser: It's fast enough to nearly ambush Endeavor and Hawks, tough enough to take direct hits from Endeavor, and powerful enough to slice through a huge chunk of a high-rise building.
- Spirited Competitor: It's fixated on finding a strong opponent.
- Winged Humanoid: It can transform its arms into large wings to fly.
- Wham Line: The quote above. The simple fact it can speak is shocking, since it shows that it is the much more intelligent than any Nomu seen before it.
Voiced by: Sairo Ogino (Japanese), Ben Phillips (English)
"This clip keeps getting put up and taken down, because both sides get it. Especially this last part...this guy's whole style's gonna spread like a plague. From the punks with a few priors to the really bad guys on the run...anyone who's anyone...myself included, of course. All that evil scattered around out there...we're all gripped by the same fever. We'll all be drawn to the organization he was working with...the League of Villains."
An affiliate of the League who procures new recruits for the organization.
- Arms Dealer: He is a household name in the Black Market for costumes and equipment.
- Couldn't Find a Lighter: His revolver doubles as a lighter.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's always seen with a cigarette in his mouth, which he lights with a fire-emitting revolver.
- Lennon Specs: Wears a light grey set of these at all times.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: And his one seems to fire flames, as well.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Sometimes shown wearing one that looks disturbingly similar to intestines.