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    "All For One" / "Sensei" 
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Voiced By: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), John Swasey (English)

A mysterious unknown figure who is the creator of the League of Villains. He's only ever been shown talking from a computer monitor.

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, 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 and give them to other people. He inadvertently created One For All this way.
  • 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 while also being able to grant those same stolen Quirks to others.
    • Furthermore, his fighting style revolves around combining several Quirks together in order to amplify their effectiveness levels. He also can have multiple same Quirks that stack up.
  • 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, the first user having used his powers to oppose All For One himself.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He is always seen wearing a suit, like Lex Luthor or many of Batman's villains.
  • 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 acts understanding, and tells him that he'll do better next time.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series so far. Until All Might beats him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For the League of Villains. The League top officers are neutralized and captured, the Noumu production facility raided. Then he showed up, took out the team dealing with the facility, unleashed the Noumus, sent the League members to safety with encouraging words, and fought 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.
  • Blow You Away: One of his Quirks is "Air Propulsion".
  • 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. 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.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Inverted; he was responsible for the creation of "One For All", which was used by 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: He wears a mobile life-support system and a black helmet that hides his deformed face after an encounter with the Protagonist's mentor.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: 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 could only freeze in terror of his presence.
  • Evil Counterpart: Inverted; "One For All" is the good counterpart to his Quirk.
    • 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.
  • 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. Just WHAT did All Might do to cause this magnitude of damage?
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Most of the flashback sequences have him as this.
  • The Faceless: We don't get a look at him until Chapter 59. 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 Villain Alliance. 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: After he's captured and imprisoned. He mentions in a conversation with All Might that he didn't really have much of a motivation to do what he did. 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.
  • 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 Villain Alliance 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.
  • Hero Killer: Hinted at by Gran Torino, who believes that the Villain Alliance 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 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 Villain Alliance, 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.
  • 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 Villain Alliance, and all members meet him upon joining ...only a few seem to know that Shigaraki answers to All For One.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My Death Is Only The Beginning: 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.
  • 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.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's actually a first generation Quirk user, and is theorised to have stolen a longevity Quirk at some point.
  • Superpower Lottery: 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.
  • Tailor-Made Prison: After All Might beat 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. Time will tell if this will backfire, but for now they're doing quite a thorough job with it.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Sort of. It's noted by the man himself that 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. 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.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Initially, he appears in the story through a bright computer monitor.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Once All Might takes him down for the second time, he's put into a Tailor-Made Prison specifically for criminals 'where the death penalty is not enough.' Problem is, he indicated that he's intending to pass All for One on to Shigaraki.note  To reiterate, the government is keeping someone with dangerously powerful Quirk which can be passed on alive, instead of just executing him and putting an end to the threat once and for all. What could possibly go wrong indeed?
  • 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 Midoriya's and Bakugou's former classmates, a boy with wings seen back in the first chapter. This implies that at some point, between then and the Field Training Arc, All For One got hold of that boy... 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 for the Villain's Alliance to attract more villains to them.

    Tomura Shigaraki 
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
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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 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 colour 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, particularly his childish behavior, his Character Tic of scratching himself when he's either nervous or upset, an implied obsession with gaming, his tendency to freak out or panic easily, and getting enraged when his father's hand gets touched.
  • Awesome 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 him he was able to tell that his Quirk was staying active for shorter periods and therefore determines that Aizawa can't keep fighting the League's superior numbers by himself forever.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Disintegration by touch? Definitely a villain.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He loses his cool when someone hits his father's hand.
    • 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: Seems to have become this as of Chapter 94, but.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He has no real organization or real goals for the League after All Might's retirement, seeing as his goal was to beat/kill All Might to destroy the Symbol of Peace, and at least one villain has been shown trying to directly compete with him to become the top villain in the underworld.
  • 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.
  • 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 realised his own convictions after his conversation with Midoriya in Chapter 69 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 in Chapter 86 after Bakugou damages his father's hand. However, it seems he hasn't really gone too far from being just a psychotic brat, despite how far he's seemingly come.
  • 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 likes to refer to real life and his schemes in terms of video game lingo.
  • The Dragon: To All For One.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Following All For One's imprisonment, he is set to become this, just as his mentor wanted.
  • Evil Albino: Colour pages show him as this in the manga, though not in the anime.
  • 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. One little bonus to this is that both he and Midoriya wear red shoes.
    • He can also be one for Ochako. They both have powers that require the use of all five digits on their hands. However, while Ochako is kind and gentle, Tomura is ruthless and sadistic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Faceless: His face is covered by one of his hands. Until Chapter 68, when his real face is revealed.
  • 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 deconstruct it by saying that now people are Holding Out for a Hero, they would rather let the heroes help with suffering people like him. Unfortunately, young Shigaraki bought it and is a devout follower of Sensei from thereon.
  • Gave Up Too Soon: His first raid on the school is quickly called off when their trump card against All Might lost. Midoriya called him out on this, pointing this as one of the major differences between him and Stain, along with their conviction.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a nasty-looking disfigurement around the corner of his mouth that makes him look 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.
  • 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.
  • Long-Lost Relative: As revealed in Chapter 92 Shigaraki is actually the grandson of Shimura Nana, 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.
  • Make Them Rot: His Quirk, "Disintegration". He can effectively destroy anything he touches.
  • Meaningful Rename: "Tomura Shigaraki" isn't his real name. His real name is Tenko Shimura, which gains signifigance 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 in Chapter 22. Stain even calls him out on this, finding the reasons for his actions to be childish and without cause.
    • He's also been called out by a competitor in chapter 125 of having no actual end goal in sight beyond acquiring minions. As his primary goal was 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 villain Alliance has no clear REASON 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 Villain Alliance 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.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one the first time we see his face.
  • 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.
  • Touch of Death: He can disintegrate anything his hand connects to, but only when all five fingers are touching it.
  • Villainous Friendship: While Shigaraki tends to be a mostly antisocial asshole, he does seem to legitimately care for Sensei. As shown in Chapter 91, he reacts in fear once he realizes that Sensei is going to be fighting All Might by himself, while still recovering from his injuries.
  • Would Hurt a Child: 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.

    Kurogiri — Black Mist 
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)
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The League's shadowy teleporter, and Tomura's second-in-command. His Quirk is "Warp Gate".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 freaking exit. He is there to guarantee that no matter what happens, he, Shigaraki and other more relevant members of the Villain's Alliance will get out of there when it hits the fan.
  • Villain Teleportation: A villain who acts as a mass teleporter for his allies.

    Giran 
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An affiliate of the League who procures new recruits for the organization.

    Artificial Humans (Noumu) 
Voiced By: Tsuguo Mogami

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.

The original, called Noumu, was the League's strongman and secret weapon to destroy All Might. His Quirks are "Shock Absorption" and "Regeneration".
  • Artificial Human: It's right there in his name. They don't 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. The original also has a bizarre beak-like mouth that permanently has his teeth showing. It's creepily reminiscent of the Mass Produced Evas.
  • The Brute: The original was the muscle of the League.
  • Degraded Boss: More Artificial Humans are introduced after the original, but they are said to not be as refined.
  • Elite Mook: The Artificial Humans created after the original (often called "Noumu's brothers"). More dangerous than the thugs used during the USJ Arc, but not as strong as the original Noumu, with a few ones being more successful than others (like the one used during the School Trip Arc).
  • Healing Factor: The original has a "Super Regeneration" Quirk.
  • Laser Guided Tyke Bomb: The original Noumu was created specifically to counter All Might.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Noumu is fairly big and bulky, yet managed to zip to Tomura and block Midoriya's punch in the blink of an eye.
  • No Sell: Noumu was able to take Midoriya's punch, due to his "Impact Absorption", without damage.
  • Super Prototype: The original Noumu is 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 Noumu's strength is incredible even while he is trying to use his Quirk on Noumu at maximum.
  • Super Toughness: Noumu's other Quirk, "Shock Absorption", allows him to absorb blows to a degree.
  • Was Once a Man: Noumu 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. It is also implied in the Volume 7 omake that one of these people may have been the kid with wings, who used to hang out with both Bakugo and Deku as children.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Noumu has access to multiple (non-inherited) Quirks. These were implanted into him, however, at the cost of any brainpower or sanity he once possessed.

    Himiko Toga 
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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 blood.
  • Affably Evil: It's creepy how friendly she is to people who she's trying to kill.
  • Blood Lust: Attracted to blood, hence why she chops up people. The reason she fell for 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.
  • Dark Chick: The only female member of the League so far, and also one of the craziest.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Her interactions with Ochako and Tsuyu, coupled with her interest in Izuku and Stain, give off this vibe.
  • Enfant Terrible: She is a ruthless serial killer and she's only in high school.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's a homicidal maniac with a fetish for people covered in blood, but when Twice tells Aizawa to tighten his restraints, even she gets creeped out by that.
  • 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.
  • Evil Duo: Presented as this with Dabi, but they don't really act together.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has at least four pairs of sharp fangs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Luminescent Blush: She blushes for almost everything.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: To complement her deadly behavior, she calls Stain and Tomura childish nicknames like "Mr. Stainy" and "Mr. Handsy."
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: An evil variation. She is the Energetic Girl to Dabi's Savvy Guy.
  • Serial Killer: The first time we see her, she's standing in front of a corpse with blood on her face.
  • Shape Shifter: Her Quirk is "Transform", which allows her to change her appearance into anyone she ingests blood from.
  • Shout-Out: Her work equipment is a shout-out to Bane's get-up in The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Slasher Smile: She sports one that would make Kouta Hirano proud during her rant about love.
  • 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 it.
  • Villainous Crush: Of sorts for Midoriya, and also probably Tsuyu, but mostly downplayed.
  • Wham Shot: The scene of her Camie disguise melting away, revealing that it was Himiko all along.
    • Right after that, she shows that she has Midoriya's blood, and can transform into him now.
  • Yandere: She worships Stain and wants to kill him. Seems to want to do the same to Midoriya and Tsuyu.

    Dabi 
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A new recruit in the League. He prefers going by his Villain name.
  • Body Horror: At least 80% of his body appears to be charred or skinless.
  • The Brute: Of the Five-Bad Band, as 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.
  • The Dragon: He appears to be this to Shigaraki (who himself is The Dragon to All For One), leading the villains when he or Kurogiri are not around.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • His and Toga's hero-worship of Stain mirrors Izuku's for All-Might.
    • He could be considered one for Todoroki, having burn scars and fire powers, which he has no qualms in using.
  • Evil Duo: Presented as this with Himiko, but they don't really act together.
  • Expy: Seemingly of Frankenstein's Monster with the stitches seen around his body. It could be seen as a compliment to Toga's vampire-like presence.
  • 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.
  • No Name Given: He prefers going by his Villain name until the time is right.
  • Playing with Fire: His Quirk is fire-based, although his flames look darker than Todoroki's.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: An evil variation. He is the Savvy Guy to Himiko's Energetic Girl
  • The Stoic: In contrast to Toga, he is more quiet, reserved, and mature.

    Shuichi Iguchi — Spinner 
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A new recruit in the League. A man with reptilian features who fashions himself after Stain.
  • Ambiguously Human: See "man with reptilian features" in his summary description.
  • BFS: One that's made up of many smaller knives tied together.
  • 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.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: His giant blade that is made of smaller blades. It's just childishly awesome.
  • Informed Ability: He has a Quirk, but he's so far been unable to use it because he's been defeated too fast each time he's fought somebody.
  • Loony Fan: He's a Stain wannabe who also fights with blades and even wears an identical mask and costume.
  • Lizard Folk: His character design.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light pink hair.

    Mustard 
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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.
  • Deadly Gas: His gas left its victims in a critical condition, so it's definitely lethal.
  • Double-Edged Sword: Mustard's quirk doesn't discriminate who to be affected, whether those people are friend or foe, and including himself.
  • Knockout Gas: If his gas doesn't end up killing people, then it at least knocks them unconscious.
  • Poisonous Person: As mentioned previously, his gas is poisonous.
  • 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.

    Kenji Hikishi — Magne 
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A new recruit in the League. A long-haired, sunglasses-wearing veteran villain with some murders and armed robberies under his belt. His Quirk is "Magnetism".
  • The Brute: He is strong enough to keep up with the physically-intimidating Tiger, and without his Quirk too. He himself appears to be just there to provide muscle as his 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.
  • Evil Redhead: His hair is of a deep red color.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Dies by having the upper half of his 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: His "Breakup Repulsion: Night Flight Cannon" technique, which is done by magnetizing two people of the same gender.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Chapter 125 reveals his motivation to be living life "without shackles" and choosing "where he belongs". We learn this mere panels before Overhaul reduces his upper body to Ludicrous Gibs to establish that the League of Villains is not at the top of the pecking order.
  • Killed Off for Real: Notably the first named character to be killed off onscreen in the manga, not counting Noumus.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Has an unique variation that takes in account gender in order to work. He 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.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of aviator sunglasses.
  • The Worf Effect: He's Killed Off for Real by Overhaul in Chapter 125 to emphasize the latter's dangerousness.

    Jin Bubaigawara — Twice 
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A new recruit in the League. A fully-costumed man with a cloning Quirk and an odd way of thinking.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 115 is mostly told from his point of view and he even narrates.
  • Ambiguous Clone Ending: The Twice we currently know is not sure himself 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.
  • Commander Contrarian: Parodied. When given orders, he replies negatively, but happily follows them anyway.
  • Deconstruction: Of the Me's a Crowd superpower. 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.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Uses his clones mostly to provide distractions, so the other villains can act without being interrupted.
  • 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 looks a lot like Deadpool. His personality is also not too different either.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an ugly stitched scar in his forehead.
  • 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.
  • Laughably Evil: He's a funny guy despite being a villain.
  • Me's a Crowd: His Quirk.
  • The Narrator: Of chapter 115.
  • 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).

    Moonfish 
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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.
  • Expy: Of Chatterer, one of the Cenobites from the first Hellraiser movie.
  • 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.

    Muscular 
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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.
  • 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.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is acknowledged as this in-universe by Deku, who notes that it is simple but powerful.
  • The Brute: A literal muscleman who is mostly interested in killing people.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Of Carnage. He is a sadistic serial killer, and even his Quirk looks like it has a Venom Symbiote influence to it.
  • 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.)
  • For the Evulz: His preferred reason for killing people.
  • Hero Killer: Has killed at least two pro heroes in his career.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's as fast as he is strong, which gives him a massive advantage in both over Deku's 5% Full Cowl.
  • 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.
  • 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%, meaning that he could tank blows from All Might himself. One for All at 1000000%, however, not so much.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He is very casual about trying to kill Kouta.

    Atsuhiro Sako — Mr. Compress 
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A villain with a stage magician theme and new recruit in the League. Can shrink people and objects with his Quirk.
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