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The other students that compose Class 1-A of the U.A. High School Hero Course.

Characters ordered by Quirk introduction.

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  • Accomplice by Inaction: Aizawa rips into the class for knowing five students were attempting to rescue Bakugou and not doing anything to stop them, and says that he would have expelled them all except the three who were unaware.
  • Always in Class One: The main cast is all in 1-A, with 1-B being more or less a Hufflepuff House compared to them. They're this in-universe too, as they get much more media attention than 1-B as a result of their experiences, backgrounds, and powers.
  • Famed In-Story: After the USJ arc, the media attention the class gets causes them to overshadow everyone else at the Sports Festival.
    • This grows to even further extremes following the line of crises that lead all the way up to the Provisional License trial.
  • Out of Focus: Due to the size of Class 1-A, not all the students will get their share of screen-time all at once. Kouda and Satou for example were basically background characters up until the Final Exams arc, which was where their powers were finally properly introduced. Even then, Satou's focus was on the anime, in the manga, he wouldn't receive any focus until the King of Dorms mini-arc.
  • Poster-Gallery Bedroom: After UA becomes a boarding school, the students are given their own rooms to decorate as they please, and almost each room is shown as a tip-off to their personalities.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Starting with the villain attack on USJ and with each successive crisis the class, or members of the class, have endured and overcome, peers at UA, particularly amongst the other courses, have clearly grown to resent Class 1-A, believing them to be unrepentant glory hogs.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's noted that surviving the villain attack during the USJ arc affected the kids, so they're now less hesitant to use their Quirks and more confident in their abilities compared to their peers.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: The entire class does this during the Summer Training Camp arc, where they undertake exercises to increase the strength of their Quirks.
  • Wacky Homeroom: They're certainly a colorful bunch. They've got the cocky delinquent, the goth, two straight-laced Class Representatives, a token pervert, the stereotypical boisterous Book Dumb students, etcetera. Not to mention some of them barely look human, and they've all got superpowers.
  • Walking Disaster Area: They started to gain a reputation for this after two direct villain attacks on them (the USJ exercise and the training camp), with the other classes blaming them for the beefed up security of the school because of it.

    Yuuga Aoyama — Can't Stop Twinkling 
Voiced by: Kosuke Kuwano (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)
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"If you face hardships all alone, then surely you won't be able to shine. ☆"

A vain, eccentric young man Midoriya first meets during U.A's entrance exam. He thinks very highly of his Quirk, "Navel Laser", which allows him to fire laser beams from his belly button in short intervals. However, continuous use of the Quirk is liable to damage his insides, and Aoyama is very fragile in general. Additionally, he has to wear a support belt in order to use his Quirk effectively.
  • Aside Glance: Especially in the anime, whenever he is in a group shot, he tends to look directly at the "camera" instead of where ever everyone else is looking.
  • Attention Whore: After the battle against the League of Villains, he made a big deal about the mystery of his whereabouts during the incident (no one actually seemed to care).
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Although flashy and very powerful, his navel laser has several drawbacks, and can hurt his stomach if used continuously for more than a second. He also needs to wear his belt at all times to prevent it from "leaking" and hurting him as well.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He mostly provides comic relief and his Quirk is very ridiculous-looking, but the ability to fire laser beams still makes him pretty powerful. He also has moments showing surprising awareness.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After spending most of the School Trip Arc hiding in fear, he delivers an attack that saves Tokoyami.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Behind this silly, vain character, there's an insecure man who is unsure about his place in the world.
  • Bishie Sparkle: So much that even his beams have those.
  • Bishōnen: Parodied. He's actually closer to a caricature of one. His design is purposefully unusual as it makes him much more disturbing when he's not in his over the top persona, best demonstrated by his blank stare as he watches Midoriya sleep through his dorm room window at night.
  • Chest Blaster: Or Navel Blaster in this case. He fires his beam from his belly button. His hero costume incorporates mirrors and lenses that allow him to direct it out of spots on his knees and shoulders as well.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: No one knows what his deal is, not even the author himself.
  • Cowardly Lion: During the Training Camp arc he hides in the bushes and is absolutely terrified when he discovers he is mere feet away from the villain rendezvous point. Still when the villains start to escape with two student hostages he is able to blast the hostage taker and free at least one student. It can also be argued that with how outnumbered he was and with two unconscious fellow students, staying quiet was ultimately the better plan.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: He has a lot of shiny things in his room, including a disco ball and an armor set.
  • Expy: His abilities are a very clear reference to Cyclops, down to the Power Incontinence.
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: He likes to eat by himself instead of joining everybody in the cafeteria, and his meals are as fancy as you'd expect. He also enjoys Pont-l'Évêque cheese slices as snacks.
  • Glass Cannon: His laser has excellent offensive potential, but he himself isn't very strong.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Alternates between sprinkling Gratuitous English and Gratuitous French in his dialogue.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Can't fire his blaster too much or it'll put strain on his stomach.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to use himself as bait by firing his laser straight up into the sky to draw everyone's attention during the "Provisional Licence Exam" arc so Iida can run away after they're heavily outnumbered. Luckily, the remaining members of the class all converge on the laser to help.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his evident lack of social skills, he's shown himself to be very intuitive of other people, apparently picking up on Uraraka's crush on Midoriya before anyone else did, as well as the fact that he's similar to Midoriya in that their powers are incompatible with their bodies.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's implied that his overblown narcissism may be an act he puts on while in public. He states that he's always wanted to be equals with the rest of the class during the provisional license exams, prompting Iida to tell him that he already is.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His costume is supposed to invoke this imagery.
  • Light 'em Up: His beams.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yuuga" means "elegance".
  • Mysterious Watcher: Ever since the end of the Internship Arc, Aoyama has been watching Midoriya in his sleep from the window and generally invading his personal space.
  • Narcissist: His favorite thing? Himself. His dorm room has a large portrait of himself as well as an entire set of mirrors of different sizes.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: After the Internship Arc, Aoyama starts doing things like hand feeding and getting uncomfortably close to Midoriya, terrifying him.
  • No Social Skills: Aoyama doesn't seem to have any close friends, and is shown to stay behind by himself in the classroom during lunchtime. It's not until after the internship arc that he starts coming out of his shell, wanting to befriend Midoriya because from his perspective, they are the same (two people with Quirks their bodies can't properly control). However, instead of simply approaching him and asking to be his friend, he went about it in ways that frightened Deku, from watching him sleep to leaving vague messages outside his window.
  • Not So Different: He sees a kindred spirit in Deku because both of their quirks are incompatible with their bodies.
  • Odd Friendship: He develops one with Izuku after he opens up about his disorder.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After the events with the Eight Precepts, Aoyama starts to behave really unusually, even for him, and Midoriya picks up on it. Then, while Midoriya sleeps, Aoyama peers in from outside his window with a leering gaze, and we see the first glimpse of his true nature. Thankfully the next chapter explains that it was just a case of Aoyama having No Social Skills.
  • Perpetual Smiler: His facial expression rarely changes from an arrogant, closed smile, not even when he speaks.
  • Personality Powers: He is as flashy as his sparkling beams are.
  • Potty Failure: The disgusting result if Aoyama overuses his Navel Laser. He loses control of his bowels.
  • Power Incontinence: Because of a birth defect, Yuga's beams can involuntarily leak out from his navel, which explains why he needs to wear a special belt all the time. On top of that, the way he suffers leakage causes actual bowel incontinence/movements.
  • Recoil Boost: Can propel himself by firing his beam at the opposite direction he wants to go.
  • Running Gag: It goes hand and hand with his Narcissism. Whenever he starts to brag or speak highly of himself, he either gets interrupted (mainly by Mina) or just outright ignored.
  • Sad Clown: Aoyama tends to go out of his way to be goofy and an Attention Whore, but he's actually insecure about the fact that his Quirk actively harms him and he has to wear a belt to control it at all.
  • Say It with Hearts: In his case, stars, to showcase his perfect grandiosity. ★
  • Squishy Wizard: His lasers are very powerful, but he's got no endurance. During their fight in the Sports Festival Arc, Ashido takes him down with a single punch once she evades his lasers and gets close to him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's extremely self-conceited for a character that is mostly used for gags.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Facially, he and his mother are near-identical, with the only big difference being their hairstyles.
  • Triangle Shades: Sports an orange winged pair in his costume.
  • You Are Better Than You Think: Gets this speech from Iida when he attempts to make an Heroic Sacrifice, who tells him that he is in the same level as the class, not under them.

    Tooru Hagakure — Invisible Girl 
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)
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"It's fine, isn't it? C'mon, let's have a go at it!"

A bubbly girl with a Quirk "Transparency" that turns her body invisible all the time. Usually recognized as a set of seemingly floating clothes (or just a pair of floating gloves and shoes when wearing her costume). She often jokes about her condition in a manner contrary to what one would expect her to say, and is able to get away with states of undress no visible human could dream of trying in public.
  • Agony of the Feet: During the heroes vs. villains practice, Todoroki freezes the ground, causing her feet to freeze to the ice because she was barefoot in order to fully use her invisibility.
  • Battle Strip: When fully nude, she can make the best use of her Quirk.
  • Berserk Button: She gets pissed at Snipe when he accidentally bumps into her bare breast.
  • Blinded by the Light: Able to refract light inside of her and intensify it, making her capable of blinding people. This hints at a general light manipulation ability, with her invisibility being one of its effects. Also doubles as a Visual Pun since she does it in costume: she's flashing her opponents.
  • The Faceless: As Tooru is invisible all the time, her face has yet to be shown.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Considering that her costume is pretty much just a pair of gloves and shoes, she's pretty much fighting in the nude.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Tooru" is usually a male name. The author originally conceived Tooru as a boy, but thought it would be cooler/funnier if she were a girl instead.
  • Genki Girl: She seems very lively for an invisible person.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She has several in her room, including one that looks like Nedzu.
  • The Gloves Come Off: When Tooru wants to get serious with her use of invisibility, she takes off the gloves and shoes as part of her very sparse costume, rendering her fully invisible.
  • Invisibility: Her main Quirk power.
  • Invisible Streaker: Her quirk doesn't affect her clothing, so she needs to constantly strip off her clothes in order for her Quirk to be useful.
  • Irony: Most heroes are defined by a costume, while she is defined by her almost total lack of one.
  • Logical Weakness:
  • Meaningful Name: "Tooru" means "transparent".
  • Naked People Are Funny: The whole "she's naked but you can't see it in the first place" aspect of her character is played for all the comedy it can give, like her volume profile being described as "tasteful nude." (It shows nothing).
  • Out of Focus: Subverted in the USJ arc when she vanishes during the villain raid... and then you remember she's invisible. Basically, it's a matter of waiting for her to say where she was hiding, and then we learn she was with Todoroki trying not to be spotted (and not frozen to the ground again).
  • Personality Powers: Inverted. Despite being literally invisible, she is not shy or introverted at all. In fact, one could argue she's so outgoing and unabashed because of being literally invisible.
  • Running Gag: People blushing at just the implication that she is totally naked most of the time.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: The only girl in the class who doesn't mind wearing a cheerleader outfit, even after it turned out to be just a prank by Mineta and Kaminari, plus she has no problem walking around naked half the time. Of course, she's invisible, so it doesn't really matter.
  • Shout-Out: Has the same alias ("Invisible Girl") and powers (invisibility) as early Susan Storm.
  • Stealth Expert: Her invisibility Quirk makes her very good at sneaking around. Lampshaded during her final exam in the anime.
    Yaoyorozu: As expected, Hagakure is a cut above when it comes to covert activities!
  • V-Sign: A favorite of hers. Only visible in her costume though, because it has gloves.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her ability is great for stealth, but not that good for combat. Nonetheless, she seems capable to hold herself in a fight, as show in the Hero License Exam and how she was able to pass the U.A. Entrance Exam.

    Mezou Shouji — Tentacole 
Voiced By: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
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"I regret it all too. Still... this is no time to let our emotions get the better of us."

A tall, intimidating, yet friendly young man whose Quirk, "Dupli-Arms", allows him to grow tentacles that can replicate parts of his body, thus, he is often compared to an octopus. For personal reasons, he chooses to conceal his face under a mask.
  • All There in the Manual: The sketches of the character's original design reveals how his face looks unmasked, otherwise, it can't be seen in the manga.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: An octopus. This one is a bit subtle. See Lost in Translation below.
  • An Arm and a Leg: A villain severs one of his arms during the attack on the training camp. It leaves a nasty gash, but he comes out fine otherwise due to his Quirk. Good Thing He Can Heal.
  • Body Horror: While it isn't played up as this, his appearance is rather disturbing.
  • Combat Tentacles: Uses them to replicate parts of his body.
  • Cool Mask: The lower half of his face is always covered by a sort of ninja mask.
  • Creepy Good: He is far from heroic looking, and according to extra material, his mask is used to hide a villainous-looking face, yet is one of the gentlest characters in Class 1-A.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Shouji gets a moment to shine fighting alongside Midoriya, and helped with the rescue attempt to get the captured Bakugou and Tokoyami back from the villains, during the School Trip arc.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appeared during the entrance exam, albeit he could only be seen from a back view.
  • Extra Eyes: He can put extra eyes at the ends of his tentacles.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: And also mouths, ears, etc. He can replicate any body parts on his tentacles.
  • Gentle Giant: He is noticeably bigger than most of his classmates (enough to carry two of them on his back), but he's one of the kinder members of class 1A.
  • Hidden Depths: Apart from a desk and a futon, Shouji's room is completely empty. He explains that it's because he hasn't had any "worldly desires" ever since he was young.
  • Horrifying Hero: According to the initial sketches of his character, he took steps to avoid this. He was told his face was horrifying, so he always wears a mask to cover his mouth to avoid scaring people.
  • Humble Hero: As he states, he has no "worldly desires" and seems to live a very simple lifestyle.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He can grow multiple arms if he wanted as part of his Quirk.
  • Lost in Translation: His hero name in Japanese is pronounced as "Tentakoru", which is close to the Japanese way to pronounce "Tentacle" (Tentakuru), except with "tako" (Japanese for "octopus") inserted in place of "taku", turning his hero name into a Punny Name. This wasn't localized, which means that Shouji's hero name ends up sounding just like a weird corruption of the word "Tentacle".
  • Nice Guy: He is very kind-hearted and calm most of the time, even guaranteeing Tokoyami he holds no grudge against him after Dark Shadow cut off a part of his arm, and even rescuing him. He's also one of the few students that seems to tolerate Mineta
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: The only student to wear a sleeveless uniform, in order to accommodate his six arms. That's one of the differences about a post-Quirk world- outfits can be custom-tailored on demand to accommodate unusual needs.
  • Not Quite Flight: His tentacles allow him to glide to a certain extent.
  • Not So Stoic: When All Might shows up in the USJ Arc, he is seemingly fanboying over it for a second.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Alongside his mask, they help cover most of his face.
  • Punny Name: His name references a proverb: "the walls have ears, the doors (in this case, those traditional Japanese sliding paper doors, which are called "Shouji") have eyes". Eavesdropping is the main strength of his Quirk. Also the case with his hero name, as shown on the Lost in Translation entry.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Both his school uniform and his costume have no sleeves in order to accommodate for his Quirk. See Non-Uniform Uniform above.
  • The Stoic: Mostly keeps level headed and calm, even in dangerous situations, this can be partly said to the fact that, since he has only half of his face showing, it would be harder to show expressions.
  • Super Senses: His hearing is noted to be especially good, and is useful for scoping out large areas.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to his large build and being able to have extra arms, he is one of the class' physical powerhouses.
  • Too Many Mouths: His Quirk allows him to replicate any body part onto his tentacles; he's occasionally used them for growing mouths.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being the tallest kid in his class (enough to pass off as an adult), Mezou is actually the youngest student there, ironically enough.

    Eijirou Kirishima — Red Riot 
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (Japanese), Justin Cook (English)
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Click here to see his second costume 
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"...I couldn't do anything!! I didn't do anything!! If I don't act now...forget being a hero, I'm not even a man!"

An eager young man who is obsessed with the concept of manliness. His Quirk, "Hardening", allows him to harden his body. He is often seen hanging out with Bakugou and is also very close friends with Tetsutetsu from Class 1-B. He's a genuinely nice guy who gets along with all of his classmates, but has self-esteem issues. A very fond devotee to the hero Crimson Riot, he's modeled himself after what Crimson stands for and how he acts.
  • Accidental Discovery: Indirectly. While defending Suneater from a bullet with his Quirk during a battle in the Internship Arc, he unintentionally allowed the heroes to recover the bullet and find out that the Yakuza were using Eri's body to manufacture Quirk destroying drugs. This makes him confused at first when everyone starts praising him for a job well done.
  • Alliterative Name: His hero name, Red Riot.
  • Anime Hair: Styled to be so, since his natural hair is down. When spiked, his hair is made to even make it look like he has two little horns.
  • Ascended Extra: Slowly grows in importance and gets more screentime in the later arcs until he joins the main characters after the Hideout Raid.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: He uses that strategy occasionally, most visibly - and unsuccessfully - during the fight with Cementos.
  • Becoming the Mask: His high-school appearance persona is a conscious attempt to shed the person he used to be.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: While he is one of the nicest characters in the series, he is powerful and does well during combat. In addition, he's certainly not a pushover and is not above getting angry at people who go too far.
  • Boring, but Practical: How he feels about his own Quirk. He acknowledges that it's useful, but also finds it generic and not flashy enough. He doesn't take it well when he meets another student whose Quirk is nearly identical to his own. His special move reflects this. While others use flashy techniques or complex tricks, Kirishima's special move is to push his Quirk to its absolute limit to become even more Made of Iron than he usually is.
  • Break the Badass: After gaining an extra hard mode and even making a name for himself by saving some people, Kirishima is soon shown that he still has a long way to go when his new power is easily destroyed by a villain.
  • Breakout Character: Kirishima's kindness, interesting design, story and interactions with Bakugo made him a favorite character as soon as the Sports Festival was over. Since then, Kirishima's screen time was expanded (even appearing in the opening side by side with the main characters), to the point of being the Deuteragonist of the Internship Arc, an arc that greatly expands his backstory, and having about just as much merchandising as the main characters and a near constant appearance in promotional material.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His first costume had a belt with the letter "R" on it.
  • Color Character: Red Riot, which in turn is inspired by Crimson Riot, a retro hero that Kirishima admires.
  • Cowardly Lion: He was too scared to protect some of his schoolmates from a villain in middle school, and resents that to this day because he was unable to live up to Crimson Riot's ideals.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Subverted. At first, it seems like he has natural red hair and red eyes. It's later revealed his hair is dyed red and is naturally black.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Besides Midoriya, he's the most important member of Class 1-A during the Internship Arc, an arc where the other main characters like Bakugou, Iida, and Todoroki become background characters. The arc expands on his backstory and new skills developed through training.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Word of God indicates that he can be seen in Chapter 3... but you won't recognize him (he appears several times) if you're looking for spiky red hair; it's dark and matted at the time. Chapter 142 reveals through a flashback that he used to have black hair, and in 145, another shows he changed it for his high school debut right after getting into U.A..
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: A very clear-cut example of this, revealed through flashbacks and a subtle first appearance. Kirishima's hair is naturally black and matted down. Right after he took the exams at UA, he changed his hairstyle to its current look, a loud and flashy red series of spikes, resembling that of Crimson Riot. The whole point behind it was to stand out more. Kirishima was also going for a high school debut and wanting to ditch everything about his old pathetic self.
  • Eye Scream: He first discovered his Quirk while rubbing his eye. Fortunately, it was his closed eyelid that took the injury rather than the eyeball underneath.
  • Fiery Redhead: One of the more Hot-Blooded students. It's actually red hair dye, which he started using after getting into U.A. High.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Bakugou and Tetsutetsu.
  • The Heart: Kirishima always ends up in this role no matter what team he's on. He can even get Bakugou to be somewhat cooperative, which is a MASSIVE achievement. Word of God says that he was created to help bring everyone in Class 1-A together.
  • Heroic Build: Like most of the other guys in class, Kirishima is ripped for his age, which is blatantly showcased in his hero outfit, which leaves him completely shirtless. This is a Required Secondary Power, since his Quirk is useless offensively unless he can muscle his way into close range.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Blames himself for not doing anything to prevent Bakugou from getting captured, and, overall, thinks he's behind his classmates in terms of ability and experience. At one point, even goes as far as saying he's "just a mess of weaknesses." His self-depreciation surprises people when he expresses it. Chapter 144 reveals that he has been having these doubts ever since middle school and had actually given up on U.A. at one point. He's obviously too hard on himself considering he placed second on the practical exam for entering U.A., second only to Bakugo.
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Crimson Riot.
  • Hidden Depths: On the surface, especially at the beginning of the manga, he comes across as confident. However, throughout the series, he makes comments that are critical of himself, showing he is very humble. It is confirmed during the Internship Arc that he has low self-esteem. He even hated his own Quirk for a long time after he nearly stabbed his own eye out with it as a child.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He once tried to talk down a criminal who injected himself with Quirk-enhancing serum and tried to relate their experiences of wanting to get stronger and feeling inadequate. He then found out the hard way that the man couldn't care less about his background. Twice.
  • Hot-Blooded: Inspired by the famous Crimson Riot, Kirishima has developed a fiery attitude in order to leave behind his former gloomy, weak self.
  • Instant Armor: His Quirk is being able to harden his body. His special move makes it so even his eyeballs are tough enough to shatter blades.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: As a nod to his Boring, but Practical powers, the databook gives him a set of pretty balanced stats.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He along with Bakugou are the first to attack the villain blocking his class's path during the Rescue Trial. Doesn't work, but points for trying.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kirishima" has the character for the verb "cut". Likewise, "Eijirou" has the character for "sharp".
  • Morality Pet: For Bakugou.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Kirishima works out a lot, as the amount of exercise equipment in his room shows. His superhero outfit shows off his built muscles. This gives him some of the highest non-Quirk augmented physical abilities in the class. It's mentioned by Aizawa that he needs it to make his Stone Wall quirk stronger as well as useable as an offensive tool.
  • My Greatest Failure: Seems to view his inability to prevent Bakugou's kidnapping as this.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters in the series. He's the only one trying to befriend Bakugo, he tried to break the tension when Todoroki declared rivalry to Midoriya, he's the first one trying to check All Might's condition after his fight with Noumu, he leaps to accept and comfort Tsuyu when she's feeling guilty, and even tries to comfort and give advice to a villain who just shot Kirishima's senpai and Kirishima himself. The result of the entrance examination also shows him with the fourth highest Rescue Points of the results, just behind Midoriya, Uraraka, and Class 1-B's Kendo.
  • Nightmare Face: When, in chapter 134, he turns his Quirk Up to Eleven. The facial crenelations that usually come with activation of his Quirk intensify and extend onto his eyeballs, his irises become polygonal, his hands are transformed into talons, and his mouth becomes a distended, lipless maw.
  • No-Sell: During his fight with Bakugou at the Sports Festical, he shrugs off his opponent's first attack. However, as the fight goes on Kirishima's Quirk becomes less and less effective, so Bakugou's blasts ultimately do the trick.
  • Odd Friendship: He's the only person Bakugo considers a real friend. It saves the day during the rescue operation since Kirishima is the only person that Bakugou is willing to let save him.
  • Only Friend: To Bakugou. While Kirishima has a good relationship with everyone else in his class, particularly with Kaminari and Sero, Bakugo only sees Kirishima as his friend.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He thinks of himself as pretty plain and boring individual, right down to his Quirk, while others stand out naturally. In particular, he was jealous of Mina prior to joining U.A., having seen her prowess as a social butterfly and the talk of the town.
  • Personality Powers: The only classmate who's able to simply shrug off Bakugou's attitude, and even act friendly toward him. In other words, he's very "thick-skinned".
  • Rotating Protagonist: Due to this situation in the manga, he tends to fall in and out of focus depending on the arc. Kirishima was mostly in the background as the guy who was Bakugo's friend, but then he starts getting a larger role from the Hideout Raid and onwards, and the Internship Arc, gives him a larger role than most of the main cast.
  • Scars Are Forever: Nicked himself in the eye when his Quirk first manifested at the age of three. He still has a small line right above his eyelid. Although, it can be easily mistaken as an eyelash. The author notes in his character profile during one chapter that it's often forgotten when he's drawn.
  • Shonen Hair: It somehow manages to outspike Bakugo's. The hair is not natural though since it takes three minutes to style. His hair sometimes gets spikier and sharper when he uses his Quirk, especially when he uses his special move, "Unbreakable."
  • Stone Wall: Basically what his move "Unbreakable" turns him into. His entire body becomes so hard it shatters blades on impact. It's downplayed in when he does hit someone while his body is hard its going to be REALLY painful.
  • Super Mode: "Unbreakable". It gives him Nigh-Invulnerability and covers him with sharp spikes, but he can't keep it up for very long.
  • Super Toughness: Can survive tons of steel falling into him thanks to his Quirk.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Obsessed with "manly" things. That's because Crimson Riot, his idol, defines manliness as living without regrets, which Kirishima is determined to do.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His hero costume has him topless except for a couple of gear-shaped pauldrons over his shoulders. Considering his Quirk, it's not as though he needs protection, and if he wore a top, that top may rip since his Quirk can cause spikes to come out of his skin.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: His special move is simply to harden himself even more than normal, hardening even his own eyeballs in the process, and making it so hard that it would shatter blades attempting to cut him.
  • The Worf Barrage: Or worf defense in his case. After training his defense, he creates his unbreakable mode, so how does the author show how powerful his first major opponent, Rappa, is? By having him shatter Kirishima's "unbreakable" defense like glass.
  • Worthy Opponent: During the Internship arc, he gets recognized as a man by deathmatch-craving thug Rappa for his valor and determination. Unfortunately, Red Riot's only barely conscious and still thinks he hasn't done enough.

    Tsuyu Asui — Froppy 
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
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"It doesn't matter how righteous our feelings are. If we start another fight...if we break the law...then we're no better than the villains!"

A girl who can do anything a frog can do. This Quirk, called "Frog-Form", may seem strange, but she's actually pretty competent at fighting and general heroics. It gives her the abilitiy to jump across very long distances in a single bound, unbelievable agility in water, and a tongue that functions like a flexible steel cable. She is able to maintain a calm, reasonable demeanor through the most stressful situations and is also known for always speaking about what's on her mind. Her mom and dad also have frog Quirks and she has two younger siblings that she often babysits, making for one big hoppy frog family.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Her offhand mention of her internship in the manga becomes a full episode in the anime adaptation.
  • Animal Motifs: Guess. Fittingly, her first friend was a snake girl.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: "Does whatever a frog can!"
  • Badass Adorable: The badass part becomes obvious after she dropkicked a shark like villain in order to save Midoriya's life. The adorable part comes from being an endearing Cute Monster Girl who makes a variety of cute facial expressions and always insists that her friends call her Tsuyu-chan/Tsu. Even her hero name sounds adorable, as lampshaded by her class when she came up with it.
  • Beneath the Mask: Tsuyu is calm and unwavering on the outside, but on the inside she beats herself up very hard.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Midoriya and Mineta after they're warped to a water area, and attacked by a fish-type villain.
  • Breakout Character: Became a major fan favourite thanks to her cute design and personality. This earned her a lot of appearances in official art, her own short side-story chapter, and the anime's first real Filler episode being A Day in the Limelight episode for her during the Field Training Arc.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Not afraid to say what's on her mind. After the Bakugou vs Uraraka fight, she has an exchange with Kaminari along the lines of this:
      Kaminari: (to Bakugo) If it were me, I wouldn't dare to go all out on a fragile girl like that.
      Tsuyu: You got easily beaten, though.
    • She openly admits this characteristic in Chapter 99, but then reveals she subjects herself to the very same treatment in private. However, being truthful with herself is especially painful, because she has to live with the shame of confessing to her own mistakes, and realizing her honesty actually makes things worse sometimes. When she works up the courage to tell everyone that her remarks were misguided, it also becomes clear that she had held back her real feelings, she couldn't live with herself. And getting all this out in open the is enough to make her cry buckets. Fortunately, she had people who cared enough to instantly hold her and comfort her once she succumbed to her tears.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: The result of her training her quirk is that Tsuyu can now camouflage herself much like certain species of frogs.
  • Character Tics: She has a constant habit of touching her finger to her chin in contemplation. Take a look at the picture of her on this page!
  • Cry Cute: When she cries, it causes her normally flat demeanor to completely vanish. It's best seen when Tsuyu had a very tearful breakdown in the middle of Chapter 99, feeling extremely ashamed about making cutting remarks towards her peers when some of them wanted to go rescue Bakugou on their own after she warned them it would be highly irresponsible, only to learn they still did and not having the courage to join them on their rescue mission, blaming her original comments as the words of a coward. It is the first time she ever shows extreme emotion, and she looks so pitiful that a few of her closest classmates immediately crouch around her and hug her, causing her to break down into full sobs.
  • Cute Monster Girl: You wouldn't expect a human frog to be this adorable.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Gets her own short side-story in "Tsuyu-chan's Ribbet-ing Diary".
    • Her character got a moment to shine when she fought alongside Midoriya (and Mineta) against a group of villains during the USJ arc.
    • In the second season, she gets her own Filler episode showing off her post-Sports Festival internship.
  • Emotionless Girl: Played with as a misconception people tend to have about her at first glance, because her looks can deceive. She has a relatively un-emotive face much like a frog's, and on the outside, it makes her appear aloof and a little creepy to strangers, which is why it was hard for her to find true friends during middle school. She really does feels emotions just as much as anybody else would, some even more so than others.
  • Expy: Her powers are identical to those of the X-Men villain Toad.
  • First-Name Basis: Insists people call her by her first name, Tsuyu, and add 'chan' to it. A bonus chapter showing her backstory implies she considers it a sign of friendship, due to it being what her first friend referred to her with. However, if she refuses to let someone call her by that name, it's a sign of hostility.
  • Friendless Background: Thanks to studying and having to look after her siblings, she didn't make any friends until the last year of middle school.
  • Graceful in Their Element: Being a Little Bit Beastly makes her stand out a little due to her frog-like characteristics, but she has excellent mobility in water.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is either black, black with teal highlights, or teal entirely.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: How good a superpower is the ability to do "whatever a frog can", exactly? Good enough to qualify into an elite hero school with a 1 in 300 admittance rate, apparently! She has super jumping, a prehensile tongue, mildly poisonous mucus and other amphibian superpowers - none too spectacular, but not a bad package overall either, just ask Toad.
  • Hidden Depths: In addition to her ambition to be a hero, she's a caretaker for her 2 younger siblings.
  • In a Single Bound: Being a frog, she can jump very high.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Above average agility, strength, intelligence, and special abilities. This makes her extremely adaptable to any emergency, and she can be instantly plugged into any team and improve it.
  • Last-Name Basis: Goes out of her way to try and avert this, telling her friends to call her Tsuyu-chan (which is especially informal and endearing) instead of Asui-san (the traditional honorific) even in the midst of battle.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has a frog tongue as well as certain frog abilities like croaking and secreting poison. She also has elongated hands, feet, and digits as well as the limberness of a frog.
  • Meaningful Name: "Asui" contains the character for "frog".
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Again, frog. Overly Long Tongue is to be expected.
  • Nerves of Steel: One of her strong points as a hero is her ability to remain calm, no matter how dire the situation may seem.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Looks more cartoony than her classmates, but far from a Gonk.
  • Not So Stoic: Poor girl actually cries in Chapter 99 when she express her feelings to Bakugo's rescue squad.
  • Odd Friendship: Whoever thought that a frog-like girl is best friend with a girl with the appearance of a snake.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She's normally calm and very open with her thoughts. So when she expresses to Bakugou's rescue squad that she doesn't know what to say to them regarding what happened and then starts crying due to her conflicted emotions, it really hammers in how heavy that arc affected everyone.
  • Poisonous Person: Somewhat, her stomach can make poisonous mucus and she can secrete it, but it makes more of a stinging sensation than anything really fatal.
  • Promotion to Parent: Due to her parents often being away from home, she acts as this for her younger siblings.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her long hair is tied up in a ribbon-like fashion.
  • Semantic Superpower: Doing anything a frog can do means the following: extremely powerful leg muscles, a lightning-fast tongue like a prehensile steel cable, adhering to walls, inverting her stomach and secreting toxins, and invisibility through camouflage. Needless to say, she's a very versatile hero. On the downside, she's ectothermic and becomes sluggish when it's cold.
  • Ship Tease: She gets a light amount with Deku in one of the OVAs and the companion light novels.
  • The Stoic: Like water off a frog's back, nothing really fazes her and her expression rarely changes. This is noted to be her strongest point as a hero, as her always cool-headed personality allows her to make good judgments in many situations and also gives a calming effect on others, making her an emotional pillar in teams.
  • Stomach of Holding: Can hold fairly large objects in her stomach, but getting them out leaves her visibly nauseated.
  • Super Strength: One of her most important Required Secondary Powers. She can carry people with her tongue (think about that one for a second), and her legs are as enormously powerful as you might expect from a human who can jump around like a frog.
  • Tears of Remorse: She had so much pent-up regret toward comparing some of her classmates going the vigilante route to acting like villains when the rules of conduct stood in the way of someone's rescue when doing nothing hurt even worse that it eventually reduced her to tears. It takes on a whole new meaning now that there is a spin-off manga specifically aimed at explaining where vigilantes fall on the scales of morality and good versus evil.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Does this sometimes, often to being very...overly descriptive.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tsuyu struggled against Ectoplasm during their spar and, as mentioned below under Weak, but Skilled, she has trouble doing major damage to Villains as evidenced by her 1/5 rating in power. By the time she took up her internship, Tsuyu has trained enough to be able to knock out a Gigantification Quirk user (who was the size of a small apartment complex) in one attack after Nejire knocked them over.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Both of her parents are Gonks, but Tsuyu and both of her siblings look far cuter.
  • Verbal Tic: "Kero", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a frog's croaking, naturally. In English, it becomes "ribbit."
  • Wall Crawl: Able to stick to surfaces and climb along them.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As displayed in her official stats, her Power sits at a miserable 1, her Speed at a middling 3, but her Technique and Intelligence are both 4. Overall, while her powerset is not ideal for taking down stronger villains—she lacks the sheer power for that—it is excellent for rescue purposes both on land (she can grab someone from a great distance with her long tongue, then leap to safety) and underwater (where she has frog-like swimming ability). Additionally, her Cooperativeness stat is 5, and she has proven skillful at providing support for teammates, such as by hindering villains or pulling allies out of dangerous situations.

    Minoru Mineta — Grape Juice 
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English)
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"I was wrong. Ever since coming here... and practically dying... I finally get it! Being a hero doesn't make you cool... they're heroes because they're cool!"

A short and incredibly perverted (something he openly admits) boy with the ability to generate sticky balls from his body. His Quirk, "Pop Off", causes these balls to manifest on his head, and their stickiness depends on his bodily processes, but if he produces them and rips them off his scalp too quickly, his skin will start to tear apart and cause him to bleed. Despite having earned admittance into U.A., he doesn't feel that he'll be able to be a hero because of his odd Quirk.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He fiends for anything with a remotely sexy figure, though as a result he doesn't have any female friends, besides perhaps Tsuyu who seems to stick around him to try and stop his perverted tendencies.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Due to being a Butt-Monkey, on the rare occasions that Mineta does achieve anything, he'll suddenly develop an overinflated ego.
  • Alliterative Name: Minoru Mineta.
  • All Men Are Perverts: He'll take any opportunity to perv on his female classmates.
  • Blessed with Suck: How he views his own Quirk.
  • Boring, but Practical: What his Quirk really falls under into. Case in point, he still managed to pass the entrance exam by trapping the robots with his balls, immobilizing them, which still counted as points. It's not flashy by any means, but they're definitely useful as traps. Too bad he's still too much of a Cowardly Lion to realize his potential.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: His stats list him as one of the smartest kids in the class, but he got ninth place in their midterm scores, and was strangely proud to barely be in the top half.
  • Butt-Monkey: Of Class 1-A. Most of it is his own fault, as his perversion is repeatedly rebuffed and punished.
  • Character Development: During exams, ends up winning against Midnight by himself when he realizes that heroes aren't cool because they're heroes, but the other way around, making him decide that he wants to be cooler as a hero.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Thanks to his general unpopularity, cowardliness, perverted antics and unimpressive Quirk.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's the first to run away from battle, but push him into a corner and he'll give everything he's got to beat you.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: One of the things he mulls over out loud among company while brushing his teeth is what he wants to use for the day's whack-off material. Subtle like a freight train, this one is.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He and Tsuyu fought alongside Midoriya during the USJ arc.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Outside of Bakugo, Minoru is probably the Class 1-A student that gets this the most, mostly due to his perverted personality. He is still good friends with Midoriya and Kaminari, at least.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: He can't keep pulling his sticky balls out for too long or they'll start to make his skin bleed.
  • Hidden Depths: Believe it or not, Mineta's intelligence is 5/5 (behind only Momo) and ranks 9th in his class in terms of grades.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Overall, this is the goal he is pursuing as a hero (that and feeling up a woman).
  • Informed Attribute: Mineta's official intelligence stat is 5/5, however, he hasn't showcased to be sufficiently smart to justify it. While he isn't stupid and has some moments of Brilliant, but Lazy, he has been mentally outdone by people with less stat than him, which include ranking 9th in the End of Terms exam (bellow 5 people with 4/5 and 2 with 3/5).
  • Lethal Joke Character: His small stature, weak frame, ridiculous power set, and constant whining might make it seem like Mineta's just a useless comic relief character, but many opponents who have underestimated him have found themselves utterly defeated by his clever application of powers, and his surprising tenacity when pushed into action. Hell, the fact that he has survived several dangerous situations against overwhelming odds and come out on top is an indicator that he's not as useless as he might initially seem.
  • The Load: Literally during the Sports Festival. He glues himself to Momo's back and makes her carry him until the end line, making him place 18th behind her.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's a massive, open pervert who admits out loud that his biggest regret was not touching Momo's boobs and gropes Tsuyu during a hug. Even his plan to get through the Obstacle Race event involves using his sticky balls to cling to Yaoyorozu's butt, earning him a severe beating but allowing him to place in the top 42. All of this is Played for Laughs, so he comes across as a mostly harmless annoyance rather than a really dangerous pervert. The "Lovable" part is far more debatable, since nobody show a particular liking towards him, both in-universe and meta.
  • Meaningful Name: Minoru means "Producing fruit" like his talent and the first part of his surname sounds a lot like the English term "Mini" matching his size.
  • No Indoor Voice: He tends to speak his perverted ideas aloud. This trait quickly becomes a Hoist by His Own Petard, as he'll announce a lecherous plan to peek on or sexually harass girls, with the intended targets standing right there to hear it.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like a small child despite being the same age as his classmates (15).
  • The Peeping Tom: He tries to use a peephole to peek in the girls' locker room, and gets one of Jirou's earphone jacks in his eye for his troubles. Attempts it again in the baths during the class trip, with similarly limited success.
  • Personality Powers: His Quirk can be considered a big Accidental Innuendo (sticky balls), thus it's not surprising that he is a big pervert.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Literally, as his Quirk actually involves plucking.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Between his perverseness and overall cowardice, it's surprising to know he's at least ranked in the top half of his class in grades, and the databook actually gives him an A in intelligence, ahead of the likes of Midoriya, Bakugou and Iida and behind only Yaoyorozu. Kaminari and Ashido are positively mortified when they find out.
  • Sticky Situation: His Quirk is pulling sticky balls off of himself and sticking it to objects. As long as he's still healthy, they'll stay on for a whole day.
  • Tears of Fear: For being unwilling to fight villains in a life or death situation.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Standing at just 108cm (3'6''), he is shorter than even Miniature Senior Citizens Gran Torino (128cm) and Recovery Girl (115cm).
  • Unsportsman Like Gloating: After passing the Provisional Hero's License Exam, Mineta starts rubbing it in to Todoroki over how he failed.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His Quirk is sometimes pointed out as being pretty weak, sometimes even by himself, but Midoriya actually manages to see its true potential and usefulness.
  • With Catlike Tread: Upon discovering a peephole to the girls' locker room, he discusses peeping on his female classmates. Very loudly. He gets one of Jiro's earphone jacks in his eye very quickly.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His mohawk is mostly purple, going with his grape theme.

    Denki Kaminari — Chargebolt 
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese), Kyle Phillips (English)
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"You only heard bits and pieces about us, but go on acting like a know-it-all...quit dissing my mates, damn it!"

A boy whose Quirk, called "Electrification", allows him to generate electricity from his body, but only to the point of using it as a sort of electric armor. Despite his Quirk, he's not the brightest bulb in the box, and his main priorities tend to involve girls or looking cool. Kaminari has an upper limit to how much electrical energy he can unleash; if he goes over this limit, he'll short out his brain and become incomparably stupid until he's had at least one hour to recover, shaking two thumbs up, giggling, and spouting "whey" and other nonsensical gibberish.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Not as bad as Mineta, but he has no problem in joining his antics.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Has spiky blonde hair with a completely natural lightning-shaped streak, and he just so happens to have electric powers.
  • Book Dumb: Does horribly in tests, although it has been shown that he can manage his way through villain attacks just fine.
  • Butt-Monkey: Doesn't have it quite as bad as Mineta, but the dumb state he's left in when he short-circuits and some of his screw-ups (like his match against Ibara) have been the subject of a good few jokes at his expense.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Kaminari does try to smooth talk some ladies every now and then, but he usually ends up making a fool of himself.
  • Civvie Spandex: His costume is not very different from Jiro's, favoring a trendy look over any sort of practicality. He gets a few gadgets later, but he still looks relatively casual. According to supplementary materials, they were made by the same designer, so this may have been intentional on the designer's part.
  • Cowardly Lion: Spends the first stage of the Hero's License Exam throughly freaked out by Seiji Shishikura's Quirk, but after Shishikura insults his classmates one too many times, Kaminari finally goes on the offense.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His golden eyes matches his blond hair.
  • The Ditz: While not that stupid, he definitely counts while in his "moron state", when he literally short-circuits his brain.
  • Elemental Hair: His hair is blonde and spiky, fitting for a guy with electric powers.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: His upgraded costume now includes flying disks that he can send his electrical blasts toward, through air instead of touch, he must position them behind what he wants to hit, hence seeming to miss with his disk launcher.
  • The Heart: According to the creator, Kaminari ties the class together.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: He has a wattage limit to how much he can discharge. He goes over that, he "short-circuits" his own brain and is left in a dumb state for an hour.
  • Hidden Depths: When Jirou suggests the hero name "Jamming-Whey" for Kaminari (as an insult, since when in his "moron state", he just makes the sound "wheyy"), he immediately thinks she's making a connecting to Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist. Quite the connection for a generally Book Dumb Japanese student.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Stain is brought up, he says that, in spite of him being a murderous villain, his level of conviction and tenacity were cool... with Iida, whose brother was severely injured fighting Stain, standing not too far away. He sincerely apologizes once Midoriya points out the insensitivity of his remark.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: During the License Exam, Kaminari finally gets show off how much he's improved using his quirk.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kaminari Denki" literally means "Lightning Electricity".
  • Multicoloured Hair: Blonde with a black lightning bolt shape at the left side.
  • Mundane Utility: Thanks to his quirk, he can charge electric devices, such as phones.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He speaks like this on one occasion to tease Bakugo.
  • Shock and Awe: At first, he's not quite good at controlling it and just "wears" lighting and can discharge it in short bursts. Meaning at best he just act as a taser and this means having to actually get up close to his targets. If he goes all out, he risks hitting allies as well as enemies. As of Chapter 107 however, he's received equipment from Mei Hatsume and Power Loader that lets him extend the range and precision of his Quirk, allowing him to target enemies from a distance.
  • Stupidity-Inducing Attack: It's his Heroic R.R.O.D. caused by breaking his own wattage limit. If he ends up like this in a battle, it's an Instant-Win Condition for the opponent.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Jiro is something akin to this. They hang out with each other frequently, but their interactions consist mostly of bickering.

    Kyouka Jirou — Earphone Jack 
Voiced by: Kei Shindou (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)
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"But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test."

An aloof rocker girl whose Quirk, "Earphone Jack", consists of elongated earlobes that can catch faint sounds as well as amplify them for offensive purposes, by plugging the tips of them into objects just like one would do for earphone ports. When hooked into speakers, she can weaponize the sound of her own heartbeat. Born the daughter of a husband and wife rocker duo who met through their shared love of music, Jiro's Quirk is inherited from her mother, Mika. She is also able to use a katana at least well enough to fight off some Mooks.
  • A-Cup Angst: She appears to be sensitive about her "modest" bust. She even got upset when Mineta went on a rant about the girls he wanted to peep on, and did not include her in his list of girls to peep on.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Downplayed example. After brutally punishing Mineta's shameless attempts to spy on the girls' locker room, her internal monologue reveals that her ego was significantly bruised by the fact that she was the only one the notorious pervert wasn't gushing about having the chance to see naked.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Similar to Kaminari, she has random streaks on her hair that resemble cardiac flatlines in her case, which perfectly fit her heartbeat-based sound attacks.
  • Audio Erotica: According to her classmates, she has a very husky, sexy singing voice.
  • Berserk Button: Kyoka is really embarrassed by her closet punk rocker hobby, and if somebody brings it up in conversation, she gets mad enough to raise her earphone jacks at the offending party. When Kaminari learned about it in the Room King contest, Kyoka was blushing and very put out at having to show people her room, and even though he thought it was something she was comfortable sharing, she got so upset she ran off and sulked at her desk when it was brought up in class.
  • Civvie Spandex: Keeping with her punk rock theme, her costume looks more like she's heading to a mosh pit rather than fighting crime. Her upgraded costume includes headphones.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kicks Kaminari into the action despite his hesitance to fight because she realizes that he can function as a living taser before he does.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Jirou gets exposure in the Culture Festival arc as she helps lead the class in preparing their performance.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quite sharp-tongued, especially towards Kaminari. The two have sort of a love-hate relationship, either getting on each others' nerves with their antics- sometimes going as far as to involve causing each other pain with their Quirks- or enjoying a strong friendship with gentle ribbing and a lot of clever banter.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her new special move, "Heartbeat Fuzz" allows her to use her sound waves in such a high impact, it is able to shake and destroy the earth before her.
  • Facial Markings: She has tear-shaped markings on her cheeks as part of her hero outfit. It's unknown whether they serve any practical purpose or are just for aesthetics.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her friendship with Koda sets off from their teamwork against Present Mic in the End Of Terms Arc.
  • Flipping the Bird: One of her most potent insults. One time, Kaminari apparently said something insensitive to her without meaning to after the aforementioned peeping incident that rubbed her the wrong way. Cue the flight of the eagle and a stunned look from the poor guy like, "What'd I do??".
  • The Gadfly: She absolutely loves to screw with Kaminari. She has a fondness for him because he makes her laugh. Especially when he's reduced to a gibbering, "wheeying" idiot.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Her interest in music. She's the only girl embarrassed about the others seeing her room during the dorm tour. Chapter 169 reveals that she doesn't think her musical interest is heroic, and that she isn't proud enough about it to perform live during the Culture Festival. Even though Uraraka and Hagakure have watched her perform in her room on the guitar, her body language shows she is really shy in front of an audience: nervously blushing, hands tucked under her legs, and feet dangling above the floor with her toes pointed out and avoiding the ground.
  • Goth: The rock fan variety.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she isn't exactly the nicest person, she tries to encourage Koda during the Student vs Teacher test.
  • Logical Weakness: Having sensitive ears meaning if there is a sudden loud noise when she amplifies her sense of hearing, Jirou will get shocked. This is how Bakugou knocks her out in the second OVA.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • She and her mother share the same quirk and similar physical traits.
    • Her love for rock music definitely comes from her father.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her Quirk allows her to increase the sound of her heartbeat and, in combination with her costume, transfer the sound to her targets. Considering how much she hops around during fights. It's pretty useful.
  • Meaningful Name: "Jirou" contains the character for "ear". "Kyouka" contains the character for the verb "echo".
  • Nom de Mom: She and her dad use her mom' surname. Word of God states that's relatively common in this universe.
  • Odd Friendship:
  • Personality Powers: Yes, the rocker girl has sound-based earplug powers.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Whenever she does smile, it's usually to give a condescending remark to Kaminari.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: When Mineta loudly discovers a peephole to the girls' locker room, her response is to quickly stab him in the eye through it.
  • Running Gag: A minor one, but whenever one of the boys fantasizes about the girls, Jirou always seems to be left out of it.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: She does a variant of this with her earlobes when flustered or embarrassed, tapping the ends of her headphone jacks together meekly.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Besides being quite snarky all the time, she has a soft spot for Momo and Kouda.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Has this dynamics with Momo, being the snarky rock musician Tomboy to her Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: If her character file is anything to go by.
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: Her costume's boots have speakers on them that she can plug her earlobes into. Later, she adds a set of headphones to her ensemble to make it easier and faster to execute her heartbeat assaults and prevent bad guys from recognizing and reacting to what she's about to do.
  • Unusual Ears: Her earlobes are long and look like audio connectors.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Kaminari is something akin to this. They hang out with each other frequently, but their interactions consist mostly of bickering.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Seems to have this relationship with her father. While he tries to look like a serious stern father in front of Aizawa and All Might, she points out he was acting like a fanboy on the day before and acts more mature over all during the visit.
  • Whip It Good: Her Earphone Jacks can also be used like this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Not really blue, but blue-ish purple.

    Momo Yaoyorozu — Creati 
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
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"This battle will be decided in a split second. Is that ok?"

Class 1-A's vice-president and also a recommended student, thanks to having the makings of a talented prodigy ever since she was little. An intelligent and observant girl from a wealthy background whose Quirk, "Creation", allows her to create any non-living object out of her body. While usually confident in her skills, she is known to lose self-esteem when she underperforms and requires support from others to reassure her never to give up.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her costume's top is a shirt with a cut low enough to reach her stomach.
  • The Ace: One of two students recommended to enroll in U.A. without having to pass the entrance exams, the other being Todoroki. She comes from a wealthy family and is highly sophisticated, pretty and intelligent. She is the class vice president and also received the highest grades in the mid term exams.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Her fight with Tokoyami at the sports festival was just a single panel in the manga, and was part of Deku explaining the fights. It wouldn't be until much later that we see how much her loss effected her mental state. The anime on the other hand shows the fight in earnest while also focusing on how overwhelmed and nervous Momo was during it.
  • Adorkable: She's normally very composed and refined, but just look at her awkward, overkill excitement when preparing for the final exams! Her classmates find it extremely endearing.
  • Affectionate Nickname: A few of her classmates nickname her Yaomomo, as a portmanteau of her first and family names.
  • Always Someone Better: When comparing herself to Shouto Todoroki, she considers him this. The End of Term Tests Arc reveals that this is mutual, although both recognize that Shouto is the more powerful one, he thinks that she is a far better leader and strategist than him.
  • Badass Adorable: The most fearsome female warrior of Class 1A is also a kind and beautiful ray of sunshine, whose bright and enthusiastic smile when wanting to help people infectiously warms the hearts of everyone around her.
  • Badass Bookworm: Has the highest grades in the class, as well as rivaling Deku in assessing and analyzing battles. She also carries an actual book with her as part of her hero regalia- a dictionary (The Yaoyopedia) with a comprehensive description of all raw materials that might come in handy in the field, because she needs a strong mental grasp of how to replicate these materials for it to work properly.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Justified, Momo has to bare her midriff so she can generate objects from her flesh, and being the stockiest part of her, that's the place that is the most resourceful. She also unzipped her UA tracksuit during the Sports Festival to reveal a low-cut black top that gave her access to her midriff.
  • Big Eater: Eats a lot in order to have a large store of matter to draw from when she creates objects.
  • Big Fancy House: Her first reaction when she invites some students over to her house to study is that she'll have to ask her mother to open up the hall. When her classmates do arrive at her house, they're stunned as the front gate of her estate runs the entire street.
    Ashido: I knew she was rich, but I didn't know she was that rich!
  • Boobs of Steel: The toughest girl in Class 1-A. Naturally, she's also the bustiest.
  • Broken Ace: Thanks to losing to Tokoyami before she could fight back in the tournament, not being able to assert her ideas during the cavalry battle and exams, and to add insult to injury, finding out that the pro heroine who hand-picked her for an internship pretty much only did so because of her looks, her confidence takes a nosedive. She recovers it after figuring out a way to beat Aizawa-sensei.
  • Brutal Honesty: Points out all the flaws in the first Hero vs Villains match and how it could've gone if the teams used their powers more effectively, and openly praises Iida, the only one who did his part well. Freaked out by her lack of tact and the effect it has on the class of causing a very awkward silence to ensue, All Might silently thinks to himself that she was being a little too honest.
  • Child Prodigy: She was able to use her quirk as a child, meaning she could understand and memorize the molecular make up of the different objects she created, starting with Russian nesting dolls.
  • Class Representative: The vice-president of Class 1-A, below Iida. As she lampshades in one of the OVAs, her job is much harder than it should be.
  • Clothing Damage: One of the problems she faces if she needs to generate a large amount of material is that it will start to dissolve not just her body mass, but her clothing as well. Which can leave her a wee
  • Crazy-Prepared: She learned how to create any and everything that might come in handy in her job as a hero, which included flash-bangs, tracking devices, several different types of melee weapons, gas masks and anti-electricity capes.
  • Cry Cute: During the end-of-term exam, tears well up in her eyes after she receives a sincere compliment from Todoroki (showcasing his own recent Character Development) after being very down in the dumps. She holds them back until the two of them pass their end-of-term exam, and even has to hastily wipe them dry and compose herself because she finds it embarrassing and belittling to be seen crying.Shoto humorously confuses the moment as Momo being in pain and suggests that she can squeeze a pressure point on the bottom of her foot to relieve tension.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Yaoyorozu received some focus on her lack of confidence during the End Term arc when she and Todoroki were assigned to go up against Eraserhead for their final test.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: To her absolute horror, one of her classmates drew a revolting parallel when she was at training camp. Sero realized that her ability to create things from her body after eating was like pooping. She instantly curled up into a ball of shame and Jirou slugged him in the arm for saying that out loud. While they were all eating curry.
  • Extreme Doormat: Has trouble voicing her own ideas and plans, usually going along with others, however during the end of term test arc, she gets better.
  • Fish out of Water: She's filthy rich, but she often forgets that her fellow classmates don't have things such as butlers or giant fluffy master beds.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Is focused on academic studies and becoming a hero (which shows in her class grades and rank), but falls into Heroic Self-Deprecation at times.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She's prone to insecurity regarding her intelligence and skills as a hero. After Tokoyami easily defeats her, she slides into doubting herself entirely until Todoroki speaks out and gives her a much-needed pep talk.
  • Humble Hero: Zigzagged. She honestly wants to be a hero for good, but is completely oblivious when socializing with those on the lower spectrum of the economy class, so she tends to come across as Innocently Insensitive towards her friends. Interestingly, this is considered an endearing point of hers for them.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: She can create anything from her body — from mundane things like Russian nesting dolls to weapons as powerful as cannons. The downsides are that she has to know the exact molecular makeup of whatever she's creating, and that her power is limited by her food intake.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Her Quirk requires her to wear a bare minimum amount of clothing in order to seamlessly expel the objects she creates from her body, leaving her in a rather skimpy Hero outfit even when compared to an actual S and M Pro Hero. She will also tear off parts of her costume (or they'll burst open themselves) to help her make larger objects more quickly or produce smaller items in large quantities. This has the side of effect of leaving her bountiful bosom exposed for all the world to see, but she doesn't seem to notice and doesn't mind under the rationale that she can just make a new costume instantly with her Quirk. On the other hand, her peers are a little less than comfortable with this, especially Jirou.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In an endearing way, Yaoyorozu tends to forget that status-wise she's much wealthier than her classmates, not because she feels that she's above them but because she's naive about their differing lifestyles. So she'll do things like casually talk about her mansion and expensive tea brands while oblivious to how baffled her friends are, however she's so Spoiled Sweet that her classmates find her too cute to be mad at her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Yaomomo, mostly used by Jirou and the other girls in the class.
  • Leotard of Power: Her costume is essentially a rather revealing one-piece.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yaoyorozu" is a traditional word that means "eight million" or, more appropriately, a really high number. This relates to the amount of stuff she can create with her Quirk and to her financial position.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her costume is a miniskirt and a top that boldly displays her cleavage. Given that her Quirk produces objects from her own body, there's a more practical reason for this trope than usual.
  • Nice Girl: Although she can come off as stern and condescending due to her upbringing, she has nothing but the best interests of others at heart and radiates sweetness when she's in a good mood, leaving her surrounded by "bounciness" SFX during such times.
  • Nice Shoes: Her hero getup comes with some imposingly tall candy apple red go-go boots.
  • Not So Above It All:
  • Number Two: She is the vice-class representative behind Iida. In an unofficial way, she is also this to Midoriya. In most given situations, Class 1-A looks at Midoriya for guidance, if he is not around, the one to take the role of The Leader will often be her.
  • Odd Friendship: She becomes Jirou's close friend as time goes. Jirou being the most outspoken tomboyish and snarkiest girl in the group while Momo is a pinnacle of delicacy and politeness.
  • Ojou: A polite and well-mannered girl from a very rich family. Her insane wealth has become something of a Running Gag.
  • The Power of Creation: Her Quirk allows her to come up with any object out of her body save for living matter, though larger objects take more time and cause Clothing Damage.
  • Reality Ensues: As Aizawa mentions, for all her maturity, she is still a 15 year old girl dealing with everything a teenager is doing which includes deep ingrained doubts about herself which are only worsened by the pressure inherent of being considered a Child Prodigy. It's also very telling when she has a moment of awesomeness by readying a catapult and fails to launch it because her eyes aren't focused on her hand and she doesn't see that her reach is off. Aizawa gives her the benefit of the doubt and cuts her a break, letting her have her moment. This, in a medium where these sorts of awesome moments are either predictably guaranteed to happen without a hitch or backfire stupendously, but almost never in between; it comes off as a highly surprising and unexpected turn of events.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: She's so used to her luxurious accommodations that she doesn't realize how badly she accidentally insults her working-class classmates when she talks about how many resources she has at her disposal nor does she notice how uncomfortable and out of place they feel in her incredibly large and fancy house.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: In the first major battle, her plan destroys her entire top. She's not fazed in the slightest and simply announces that she'll make a new one. Somewhat justified in that the only person who could see her at the time was a girl. Then when she's teamed up with Todoroki; without telling him, she opens her top a bit to allow for more space in creating the alloy fibres she was using to face off against Eraserhead in the practical exam. When she's really focused, it seems she doesn't really care about modesty regardless of who's watching. However, while she shows absolutely no discomfort with wearing sexy outfits, she still doesn't remotely appreciate being manipulated for her classmates' sexual gratification, as seen with Mineta and Kaminari's plot to trick the girls into wearing sexy cheerleader outfits during the sports festival halftime.
  • She's Got Legs: Oh, yes, there's definitely some big and tall legs on Momo, made even more apparent when she wears her costume's equally big and tall boots. The author even drew her with her bare legs and feet on full display on his Twitter account for the release of Chapter 41.
  • Simple Staff: She frequently wields these in combat situations, as seen in the USJ and Sports Festival arcs. Justified, as they're simple, so they're easy to make.
  • Skilled, but Na´ve: Word of God stated this is what she is intended to be, because it would be interesting to have a powerful ability at the hand of a newbie. Aizawa notes she's very gifted but in terms of mental/emotional maturity is still a 15-year-old girl, easily overwhelmed in times of crisis.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her hero name is "Creati", not "Creaty".
  • Spoiled Sweet: She is the wealthiest student in her class, but she never flaunts her money or acts snobby — willingly, that is. She's prone to accidental insults. See Fish out of Water.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: She has the ability to generate any type of non-living matter from her body, and she uses it to create weapons and other equipment for her friends.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can create just about any kind of object she wishes, but depending on the object, it takes time to make them. So she needs others to hold off the enemy while she creates the materials she needs.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Momo stands tall at 173 cm (roughly the upper end of 5'6'', and elevated to roughly 5'7'' in her hero costume's boots), towering over all the girls in her class. It also helps her stand out as the vice president of the class and the most matured, demure and refined girl out of the bunch.
  • Stripperific: Justified. Because Yaoyorozu needs her skin exposed to have free access to her Creation, her outfits need to be revealing for practical reasons. She comes dangerously close to this prospect but manages to stay within the bare limits of wholesome. While wearing her gym clothes, she'll often unzip her jacket to reveal a crop top for a similar level of efectiveness.
  • Tears of Joy: The poor thing nearly breaks into full-on sobs when Shouto tells her how much he believed in her during a slump in confidence, which immediately breaks her out of her funk. She manages to hold herself together to continue the end of term exam even though she's obviously very watery-eyed from the sincerity he demonstrated on her.
  • Teen Genius: A justified example as Yaoyorozu's Quirk requires her to know the exact molecular formula of any object she wants to create, so she needs to have great memory and analysis skills. This is made obvious as she has the highest grades of the entire Class of 1-A and according to her stats in the Official Character Book, she has a Intelligence Ranking of 6/5 or S.note 
  • The Strategist: Combine The Ace with Teen Genius and this is the result; Yaoyorozu's quick thinking and considerable intelligence give her the potential to be a great strategist.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Has this dynamic with Jirou, being the genteel and ladylike Girly Girl to her Tomboy.
  • Uncle Pennybags: She's very happy to open her home to her classmates when they ask her for study tips, going so far as to ask what kinds of tea they would prefer and bringing what are clearly very expensive sweets to her study hall for them to enjoy.
  • Vapor Wear: Her costume clearly has very little bust support, being a Leotard of Power with Absolute Cleavage.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Told this when she needed to hear it most Shouto outright tells her he voted for her as class president because he admired her ability to be a strong and confident leader, which snaps her out of her funk almost immediately and actually leaves her a little choked up. Awwwww!
  • Younger Than They Look: Like Iida, she has a very mature physique for a 15-year old. This actually comes in handy when they disguise themselves when rescuing Bakugou, because she looks much older as a result.

    Fumikage Tokoyami — Tsukuyomi 
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)
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"Though you didn't know about my Quirk's limitations, you still made a unique choice to approach me here out of everyone else and focus on defense. All right, I'll trust you, Midoriya. Use me wisely!"

A student with a bird-like appearance. His Quirk, "Dark Shadow", manifests as a sort of shadow beast that lives within his body; darkness drastically increases its power but raises the risk of losing control over the Quirk, while light drastically reduces its power but keeps it easy to control, thus Tokoyami's power varies depending on time of day, lowest mid-day and highest mid-night. Despite his looks and Quirk, he is actually quite righteous.
  • Adorkable: He has a tendency to say dramatic things about situations that don't quite deserve them, such as calling a recreational game on their school trip a "mad banquet of darkness." He even repeats it which Uraraka lampshades. His first name for his new super move is very dark and dramatic sounding, but one of the teachers tells him its doesn't roll off the tongue well at all. And cementing this would be how he got angry when nobody took his room's decor (which was very dark and spooky) seriously. He's kind of a dork in short.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: His hero costume features one. Justified, as Dark Shadow is Weakened by the Light, so the cape keeps it in shadow.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His crow head does not appear to be related to his "Dark Shadow" Quirk at all (besides the shadow having a crow head too, but every shadow is supposed to look like their owner anyway).
  • Badass Baritone: In the anime, his short stature belies a rather deep voice.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: And thank goodness for that. Tokoyami would be a major villainous threat with his Quirk at night if he weren't aspiring to be a hero.
  • The Berserker: At its zenith, Dark Shadow takes control of Tokoyami and attacks everything in sight, completely out of control and deranged.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Quirk is a Living Shadow that he can project from his body.
  • Catch-Phrase: Dark Shadow, who replies to his commands with "Aye-aye!"
  • Chuunibyou: One who has a penchant for the more mystical sounding over dramatics, though not as delusional as other examples of it. This is directly connected to him being seen as a Goth and a dork.
  • Cold Ham: He constantly tries to invoke this. When he speaks, expect Tokoyami to say something overly dramatic about the current situation. 
    Tokoyami (about the interclass fear challenge): A mad banquet of darkness...
    Uraraka: He said it twice...
  • Creepy Good: From the way he behaves to his powers and his Super-Powered Evil Side, it's easier for people to be scared of him, but he is nonetheless, a hero in training.
  • Curbstomp Battle:
    • Moonfish never stood a chance. Similarly to Yaoyorozu.
    • Was on the receiving end of one against Bakugou thanks to Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors. His Quirk simply didn't stand a chance against all the light created by Bakugou's explosions.
  • Dark Is Evil: While he, as a person, is not evil, his Dark Shadow becomes quite destructive when it gets out of his control, becoming a mass of shadows that tries to engulf him while attacking even those he consider friends.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Darkness and shadows are traits normally associated with villains, but what we've seen of Tokoyami so far paints him as a rather valiant person.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: He has a very evil-sounding, darkness-based name. "Tokoyami" literally means Eternal Darkness, and his first name contains the character for "shadow." This matches his powers and personality, though he's not evil.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Had a major moment in the spotlight when Midoriya recruited Tokoyami for his Cavalry Battle team during the Sports Festival arc.
    • The Field Trip arc was also a moment of focus on Tokoyami, which showed off his Dark Shadow going on a rampage.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appears in the third chapter fighting a 2-point robot during the entrance exam, but it's easy to completely miss him. Bonus points for actually looking like a bird.
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: He is weak against quirks able to generate light like those possessed by Bakugou, Kaminari, and Todoroki. On one hand, he's at a disadvantage should he fact them in a direct combat situation (like in the Sports Festival), but on the other, they can weaken Dark Shadow should Tokoyami lose control of it.
  • Goth: If his appearance didn't already make it clear, his dorm room does.
  • Guardian Entity: The Dark Shadow.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems like a very dark and serious guy at first glance, but he actually has a rather strong sense of justice. He is also kind of a dork honestly, as his Adorkable status shows above. He's also not the best student, placing 14th out of the 20 students in Class A grade wise.
  • Living Shadow: The Dark Shadow appears to have its own mind and personality despite being just an extension of Tokoyami's body.
  • Long-Range Fighter: He is great at keeping enemies away from him, but has trouble if the enemy manages to close in through dodging or numbers.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name roughly translates to "Unsavory Shadow" while his last name literally means "Eternal Darkness", both emphasizing the power and hard-to-control nature of his darkness related Quirk.
  • Multiform Balance: Depending of the surrounding light conditions, he has to sacrifice either the strength of his Quirk or his control over it. In bright light, his Dark Shadow is docile but also very weak and timid. In darkness, it's stronger but also harder to control as well. Later, he develops a technique of shrouding himself in Dark Shadow as a close-range option, trading range for improved defense.
  • Not So Stoic: He does have his moments when he can't always keep his cool. When his classmates got a good look at his gothic dorm room, he's sulking and angrily yells at them to get the hell out.
  • Odd Friendship: With Shouji, who seemingly starts developing this from the Training Arc onward. Showing that a six armed Gentle Giant and a bird-headed chuunibyou Goth really can be friends.
  • Personality Powers: Casting a Shadow -> Gothic, brooding guy implied to have a "chuunibyou" complex (the "Evil Eye" type).
  • Petting Zoo People: Bird People variety. He's somewhere in-between this trope and Little Bit Beastly. His head is bird-like in appearance, but everything else from the neck down is human.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: At 158 centimeteres (5'2"), Tokoyami is the second shortest male in Class 1-A, but is explicitly stated to be one of its strongest fighters.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: His Dark Shadow pretty much does all the fighting for him. This leaves him rather helpless in situations where he can't rely on his shadow, and All Might suggests he work on his own body as well. Also, see Long-Range Fighter above.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: At nighttime, his shadow actively works to take control of his body, and the trade-off is an insane amount of raw power that perhaps only One For All could match.
  • The Stoic: One of the more cool headed students of 1-A, and overall a no-nonsense kind of person.
  • Toothy Bird: He's got a set of human-like choppers inside his beak.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His Quirk at max power can easily beat enemies that even Todoroki or Bakugou would have trouble with, and it's implied that in this state, only All Might can match him power for power. But his control over this form is very limited.
  • Weakened by the Light: The Dark Shadow becomes weaker when faced with light, but this also makes it easier to control for Tokoyami.

    Hanta Sero — Cellophane 
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)
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"See, the simpler you are, the better!"

A young man whose Quirk, "Tape", allows him to create cellophane tape out of his elbows, which look like tape dispensers. He can use his tape for traps and mobility. His plain-looking face is often the butt of many jokes, as is his unfortunate tendency to be shown up or outmatched by other people.
  • Boring, but Practical: Much like Mineta above, he specializes in traps more than direct combat. His Quirk is more versatile though, and can be used for things like Building Swing.
  • Building Swing: A practical use of his Quirk, just like good ol' Spidey.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is probably the biggest one next to Mineta. Every time he gets a chance to prove himself, someone either one-ups him or takes him down before he ever had a chance to really show his stuff.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After Todoroki put him in a deep freeze barely seconds into their match during the Sports Festival, the whole audience was roused into a pity party for poor Sero, chanting for him not to worry about it. And to Kick the Dog even more, little schoolkids randomly came up to him on his way to UA and told him the exact same thing. Tsuyu tried to tell him not to worry about that, but she only compounded his humiliation.
  • Duct Tape for Everything: What his Quirk boils down to, even though it's not exactly duct tape.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Sero's tape dispenser elbows can essentially work like this as the tape he shoots out from them can be rolled back in order to pull himself up (or pull other people towards him).
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: The power to create scotch tape has never been more useful.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: An aversion. Whenever he is in a proper combat situation, he always wears his helmet, which covers his entire face. The surface becomes conveniently translucent whenever the author wants us to see his face if he doesn't open it.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Ejecting too much tape causes him to suffer dry skin.
  • Instant Knots: His tape can easily wrap around his intended target. His Quirk wouldn't be as useful otherwise.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, his crushing defeat against Todoroki in the Sports Festival. To his credit, he knew Todoroki was powerful and tried to catch him off guard and throw him out of the ring as soon as possible with his tape. But Todoroki, coming off a conversation with his father, was a little riled at that point which caused him to go a teensy bit overboard on the ice powers.
  • The Nondescript: Described as a background character by Word of God, at least for now. His face also falls under this, being described by Bakugo as a "Soy Sauce Face", which is one of six stereotypical ways to draw an Asian- this one, to be specific, is flat-faced.
  • One-Way Visor: Featured in his hero costume.
  • Punny Name: "Serohantepu" is the Japanese way to pronounce "Cellophane Tape".
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: His chosen superhero name doesn't stray too far from his real name. He himself lampshades this, noting he really didn't have to think to hard on the name.

    Mina Ashido — Pinky 
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)
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"When you've actually overcome yourself deep down, come and tell me, okay?"

A strange-looking girl whose Quirk, "Acid", allows her to create a corrosive liquid, being also able to control its levels of solubility and viscosity. She is very emotional and easily excited, being one of the rowdier students.
  • Apologetic Attacker: After beating Aoyama in the Sports Festival, she does an awkward apology pose.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is bright pink as a result of acid buildup.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Acid is not exactly the most heroic of powers. Not a problem when she has to face robots or destroy objects, but she has to adjust herself against human enemies.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Averted. Despite somewhat looking like a female Majin Buu, she's a nice, energetic Hero.
  • Book Dumb: Like Kaminari, she doesn't perform well in tests, despite having a highly versatile and useful Quirk and reaching the Top 8 of the School Festival Tournament. The databook gives her Intelligence as a simple 1/5.
  • Bully Hunter: While in middle school, she went out of her way to stop bullies.
  • Color Character: Try to guess.
  • Cute Monster Girl: An attractive, humanoid... something.
  • Dance Battler: Mina is a moderate example, because she doesn't fight with dancing, but it has an effect on her agility. A lot of her physical prowess comes from her break-dancing hobby. As Midoriya sees it, it's like everything she does, she puts her whole body into it. He goes on to incorporate what moves he learned from her during the culture festival in his battle against Gentle, so she does have potential to utilize this trope in the future.
  • The Face: Mina's good with conversation. Very, very good. She easily makes friends with other people, owing a lot of it to being outgoing and very easily noticeable. Even before coming to UA, she had herself an entourage of friends- including bullies she won over to her side.
    • She even got a villain to go away by simply talking to him when everyone else was avoiding him, even though she knew she was taking a risk by telling him a lie... but he didn't know that, so it was worth the risk if it meant protecting her friends from harm.
    • She could tell that Kirishima hadn't gotten past his guilt over being a coward even though he was telling her otherwise.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Her horns are apparently sensitive given her reaction to them being touched.
  • Foil: To Kirishima, though she herself isn't exactly aware of it. Mina naturally stands out, while he has to work at it, a fact that he envies. She has an perky and outward personality, makes friends with ease, and can be the center of attention without having to work for it. Plus, she's a pink-skinned hottie with horns and eyes like a raccoon, so she's already a walking spectacle.
  • Genki Girl: Next to Hagakure she's one of the liveliest girls, if not one of the liveliest students in general.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her motif. She is very alien in appearance and even attempts to name herself "Alien Queen" but she's still quite attractive.
  • Hidden Depths: In her profile, it's stated that she likes dancing which explains why she's the most physically fit of the girls and has the best reflexes among the class. And then she's seen actually break-dancing in a flashback... and using it to break up a fight!
  • Hollywood Acid: Her Quirk. She can control the pH and viscosity of the fluid she secretes from her skin. Meaning it can be highly acidic and thick or barely acidic and slippery.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has a small pair of horns. They are flexible and sensitive, making it unlikely they are made of bone. The author initially made them much bigger and curly like ram's horns, but he had too much difficulty drawing them on a regular basis.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname sounds like "acid", referring to her Quirk.
  • Messy Hair: Not unlike Midoriya's.
  • Modesty Shorts: Mineta laments that Ashido wears these when she starts a bit of breakdancing. He at least wants her to take the skirt off because it's not necessary- at least to him.
  • Nice Girl: She's shown to be rather friendly. This is exemplified in Kirishima's backstory, where she uses non-aggressive means to resolve conflicts, like using break dancing to get bullies to leave their victim alone, and giving a villain false directions when he was harassing her friends. The only people she's shown hostility towards are Bakugou and Monoma.
  • Nice Shoes: She has special shoes with her hero costume that allow her to secrete acid directly from her feet (presumably worn without socks) that she can glide around on. She was permitted to use them during the sports festival because they technically don't constitute a full costume.
  • Pink Means Feminine: A quite girly girl with pink as her theme color.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Her skin is resistant to her own acid, but using it consecutively can lead it to harm her.
  • She's Got Legs: In the character profile, the author quips that her thighs are "healthy".
  • Shipper on Deck: She's intrigued with and supports the idea Uraraka having a crush, though she doesn't know who it is. To a much lesser extent, she was also entertained with the idea of Eraserhead and Joke being an item.
  • Shout-Out: When deciding what their hero names will be in Chapter 45, Mina's original choice was "Alien Queen," a clear reference to the Xenomorph Queen in Aliens. It's even lampshaded by one of the students. There's even a image of Mina with features of a Xenomorph, and she gives herself the sub-name "Hero of Ridley"note .
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Aoyama, she often steals his spotlight when he attempts to call attention to himself by managing to be even Larger and Hammier than him, or simply pointing out how he is wrong in a friendly manner, as a result, he is heavily implied to dislike her. She also beat him early in a tournament by wrecking his emitter.
  • The Social Expert: Confident, principled, friendly, and a spirited conversationalist, Mina was easily one of the most popular girls in her middle school.
  • Tears of Joy: Both times she was confronted with an overwhelmingly dangerous villain in the past and was spared harm, she sobbed with relief.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes have black sclerae combined with pink irises. The author notes they give off a very different impression before they're inked in.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Her stored acid turns her skin pigmentation purplish pink and tints her sclera black for some reason.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

    Mashirao Ojiro — Tail Man 
Voiced by: Kosuke Miyoshi (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)
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"But this is the place everyone earned by clashing at their full power... I wouldn't feel right standing among you without even understanding how I got here, I just can't do it"

A student whose Quirk, "Tail", manifests in him as a tail. He is also good at martial arts and has a deep sense of honor. He struggles to be unique and is sometimes compared to a monkey, two things that frequently vex him.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is as simple as it gets: a sturdy tail that can be used for attacking, movement or as a third arm. Very useful, but not exactly flashy.
  • Honor Before Reason: Quits the Sports Festival because he doesn't remember how he managed to advance (thanks to being a victim of Mind Manipulation) and thus he feels unworthy of participating any further.
  • The Generic Guy: Chapter 98 shows various characters' rooms. Midoriya had basically an All Might temple, Kouda brought pets to his room, and Tokoyami has a goth room. However in contrast, Ojiro's room is completely plain and simple.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: His hero costume is really close to one.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mashirao" is a common Japanese name. It also includes the kanji for "tail".
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: His school uniform pants and gym pants are custom-tailored with an opening for his tail.
  • Prehensile Tail: His Quirk. It's very thick and strong-looking too. However, it makes sitting in and getting up from chairs tricky because it's always in the way, as ordinary people who make chairs didn't plan on the human anatomy sporting a tail. He favors chairs that have openings in the back of them so he can stick his tail out, like metal fold-up ones.
  • Shout-Out: His costume somewhat resembles the clothing worn by Luke Skywalker in the beginning of A New Hope. Considering the author's love of Star Wars and his inclusion of other references, this is likely intentional.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Weirdly enough, they end up making him look more Asian than the rest of the cast (who are prominently Japanese). This is averted in the anime, which whitens his eyes, and it seems like the author updated Ojiro's design to match in at least one subsequent color spread chapter of the manga, where some of the characters are modeling fashion.
  • Tail Slap: His main method of attacking.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • Although we haven't really seen him in action yet, he passed the combat heavy Heroics Department Entrance exam with nothing but a Quirk that just gives him a tail, with the rest being martial arts he learned. This is something of notice in an exam that favors students with powerful, flashy Quirks capable of destruction.
    • He also managed to hold out against a group of foes by himself using hit-and-run tactics when the League of Villains attacked.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He once got chastised for using his tail in a way most people would expect, thus ending up a predictable fighter.

    Kouji Kouda — Anima 
Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)
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"That's right. I got into U.A., my dream school... At U.A., it's always about moving forward! That's what we tell ourselves... Plus Ultra!!"

A quiet, gentle student with a rocky-like appearance and love of nature. His Quirk, "Animal Voice", allows him to control animals. He usually communicates through sign language as he never speaks outside of his Quirk.
  • Adorkable: He becomes this later on, specially considering his awkwardness and his love for animals, to the point of bringing a pet bunny to his dorm and having a teddy bear.
  • Alliterative Name: Koji Koda.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: When he finally speaks, he does it through this.
    Kouda: Please, go forth, oh band of creatures small, the time to vanquish the source of that cacophony is now, if that's all right...
    Jirou: You talk up a storm!!
  • Art Evolution: Kouda has changed the most of any character since his introduction. He used to have much rougher features, which have been continuously made rounder and thus cuter.
  • The Beastmaster: His Quirk allows him to command animals.
  • Cool Mask: Has one as of the costume upgrades prior to the Hero License Exam, that covers his mouth.
  • Costume Evolution: Kouda starts wearing this face mask starting roughly 100 chapters in, with what appears to be a built-in speaker system to amplify the cadence of his voice while using his Quirk.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Kouda finally gets a moment in the spotlight when he helps Jirou pass their Final Exam against Present Mic.
  • Elective Mute: He's such a Shrinking Violet that he rarely ever speaks when he isn't using his Quirk, instead preferring to communicate through sign language.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: His friendship with Jirou sets off from their teamwork against Present Mic in the End Of Terms Arc.
  • Gentle Giant: He is one of the bigger students in the class. And is quite possibly the gentlest one too.
  • Hand Signals: His main way of communication.
  • Irony: He is the only person in 1A with a quirk that is voice related. He is also easily the quietest member of the class, almost never talking outside of using said quirk.
  • Logical Weakness: He has no use on a place where there are no animals to manipulate. It also seems to have no effect on humans with animal-based Quirks.
  • Nature Lover: According to supplementary info. Not surprising considering his Quirk. Might also be a Nature Hero, although he doesn't live in isolation.
  • Odd Friendship: While he is a very shy Shrinking Violet, Jirou is an outspoken Deadpan Snarker, even though both Quirks work based on sound, he can talk with animals while she can attack using sound.
  • The Quiet One: He speaks very rarely, usually preferring visual communication.
  • Personality Powers: Played with. It's true that he is good with animals and loves nature, but he is not very communicative otherwise.
  • Repetitive Name: Kouji Kouda.
  • Rock Monster: His body appears to be made of rock, but he doesn't really look that monstrous.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very clearly a shy person, which explains why he's The Quiet One. He is apparently so shy that stat wise he shares the lowest teamwork rating with both Bakugou and Aoyama.
  • Sincerity Mode: Jiro is shy at displaying her musical skill in public, but so shy that even Koda is willing to speak up and tell her that she really rocks!
  • Vocal Dissonance: He is easily one of the biggest members of 1-A and rather ripped when seen without a shirt on. But vocally he sounds like a small child.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of insects, despite being able to control them.
  • Zerg Rush: He can literally swarm foes with nearby animals.

    Rikidou Satou — Sugar Man 
Voiced by: Tooru Nara (Japanese), Cris George (English)
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"I was baking a chiffon cake! I thought you would all want a midnight snack, so..."

A strong-looking student who can bake some mean desserts. His Quirk is "Sugar Rush", which allows him to power up through the ingestion of sugar, though it puts a drain on his intelligence if he overdoes it.
  • Dumb Muscle: Invoked. His Quirk allows him to become stronger, but gradually dumber as well.
  • Facial Profiling: Drawn with big lips on him.
  • Heroic Build: Very tall and muscular.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: The reduced brain activity that comes with his Quirk.
  • Hour of Power: The boost of strength he gets from ingesting sugar only lasts 3 minutes.
  • Hulking Out: Becomes much bigger and more muscular the more he ingests sugar.
  • Logical Weakness: Implied. Because his Quirk requires consumption of sugar, it can be safe to assume that he's screwed if he doesn't have any. He also loses intelligence when he's doped up with sugar because enough of it will leave his mind all doped up, too. If faced with a test of endurance or a Mighty Glacier and/or Stone Wall kind of opponent like Cementoss, both of these weakness compound and seriously reduce his chances of victory.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can literally be translated to "Strength Sugar".
  • Power-Up Food: The ingestion of sugar increases his strength.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Inverted. Sugar actually makes him manlier. His favorite food also happens to be cake.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • Wears a pink tuxedo during the popularity poll announcement.
    • "Sugar Man" is also not the manliest of names.
    • Turns out he is also a great baker, just like the trope's page image. Actually justified as this skill is a perfect complement for his Quirk.
  • Shout-Out: He has a strength-related Quirk and is drawn similarly to Kinnikuman.
  • Super Strength: The main advantage of his Quirk.
  • Supreme Chef: Chapter 99 reveals that, in training his Quirk, he has become excellent at making cake, which in turn makes him instantly popular with the girls in class, much to the dismay of Mineta and Kaminari.
  • Through His Stomach: Gender Inverted. He wins the room contest because the girls thought his cake was delicious. Mineta and Kaminari are horrified that he could become so popular with the girls just like that.