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Enji Todoroki — Endeavor
"With my blood pumping through your veins, you will surpass me...you will fulfill my ambitions!!"The 2nd highest-ranked hero and Shouto Todoroki's father. He has flame-based powers and appears in person for the first time in Chapter 28, watching his son in the U.A. sports festival. He is obsessed with taking over All Might's number one spot, which he plans to do through Shouto. His Quirk is "Hell Fire".
- '90s Anti-Hero: He doesn't have the name of one, but he does have the surly attitude, and single-minded determination of one.
- Abusive Parents: He only sees Shouto as a tool to surpass All Might and nothing more. He doesn't even refer to him as a person, but "it". And that's still better than the way he treats Shouto's older brothers, whom he has completely dismissed as worthless. Ironically, Shouto's burn mark isn't his fault, but his wife's, though Shouto still pins the blame on him for driving his mother to that level of mental instability.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime adaptation gives him some more scenes assisting the heroes at Hosu in fighting the Nomus where he gets to show exactly why he's the second highest ranked hero.
- All for Nothing: He goes through some deplorable lengths to try to surpass All Might, using his own family as a stepping stone. But, even though he finally gets the number one spot due to All Might being forced to retire from hero duties, he can't enjoy it because he knows that it was just given to him and that he'll still be compared to All Might due to his final battle against All For One, inspiring other heroes to continue on his work. So no matter what he does now, he'll always feel that All Might has completely and utterly beat him.
- The first thing comes to his mind when he sees All Might start to crumble is all the deplorable things he done to his family for the sake of beating All Might and fear that all of that will be all for nothing if All Might crumbles before he could defeat him. Then his fear comes true when All Might retires.
- Always Second Best: Despite All Might's limitations, he's maintained his rank, making Endeavor fall under this. This is something Endeavor can't stand, however, and he's obsessed with knocking All Might off the position - even using his own son as a tool to do so. Even after achieving the #1 Rank he sought for so long via a technicality, public opinion makes it clear he's still second-best to All Might, something Endeavor himself admits in Chapter 164.
- Anti-Role Model: As successful as Endeavor is in his hero career, the stuff he has done as a father figure is treated as nothing short of deplorable.
- Badass Beard: It's made of fire! Also, it can be turned on and off.
- Be Yourself: A point explored in Chapter 164 regarding the relationship between All Might and Endeavor, which is best summed up as "stop trying to copy me". Endeavor likens his chase of All Might's glory to be impossible to surmount, and asks him what he did to get to the top. All Might explains it was just a strong drive to become a symbol for other heroes and a warning to villains, but that was his way of thinking about getting to the top. He tells Endeavor he needs to find his own vision of getting to the top because it's hindering his journey to number one by trying to imitate something he knows he's not in a vain attempt to be that hero. He needs to find his own values and become recognized for what he thinks is an ideal hero and be a different example of The Paragon.
- Big Damn Heroes: He arrives just in the nick of time in Chapter 51 to save some civilians from and join the fight against the Noumu.
- Broken Pedestal: Endeavor's sole purpose in life was to stand beside or even exceed All Might. He even went so far as to use his family to achieve that goal. In the end this is subverted as he still respects All Might and views him as better then him even after his initial rage at his retirement and weak form.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A twisted example in which the expected quirkiness of the trope is instead replaced with pure selfish Jerkassery that somehow doesn't affect his effectiveness as a hero. Though his Jerkass behavior and lack of charisma are stated in-universe why he has no chance at being the number one hero over All Might, and was only able to achieve it on a technicality.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced way before his son and the dramatic plotline that involves them.
- Combat Pragmatist: When he fights a Nomu with regenerative powers, he boosts the temperature of his flames until its cells have carbonized and can't regenerate anymore.
- Darwinist Desire: He only married Shouto's mother for the sole purpose of creating progeny with sufficiently powerful Combo Platter Powers.
- Death Glare: His eyes are full of hatred. It's capable of putting fear into the fearless. The change in his eyes after the talk with All Might shows that he probably truly changing for the better.
- Dramatic Irony: When Todoroki uses his fire powers in the Sports Festival, Endeavor starts cheering happily about the power of his son, the public then believes that he is being a supportive and openly affectionate father, something that Present Mic even comments on, but none of them could be any more wrong.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: He doesn't realize that the reason why All Might always beats him is related to the fact that All Might is kind hearted and morally strong, and believes that the only reason he loses the spot of #1 hero is simply because he isn't as strong as All Might, rather than the fact he is unable to inspire people like him.
- In chapter 164, he is shown to have realized there's a difference between being the #1 Hero and being The Symbol of Peace, mentioning that, no matter how many cases he solves, he can still feel what All Might built crumbling down and that he doesn't know what to do to keep the peace now that solving cases isn't enough.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears in an ad for U.A. in the third chapter, and even earlier in a TV screen in the first chapter.
- Elemental Hair: His beard and mustache are literally Flaming Hair, but his actual hair is red and spiky, fitting his fire Quirk.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's a dick to the third degree, but when he becomes the Number 1 Hero, he pretty much admits that he didn't earn it because of a technicality.
- Evil Is Petty: Going to such extremes just to prove he's better then All Might.
- Flaming Hair: His beard and mustache. His actual hair is, oddly enough, normal. It's later revealed that he has an actual beard and mustache, but will set them on fire when he wants to showcase his fearsomeness.
- Foil: To All Might, while they are both very powerful heroes, Endeavor is only in it for the sake of winning and feels like becoming the best is the most important thing, while All Might is legitimately trying to do good. They also contrast in visual style. All Might has a more traditionally superheroic style with bright colors and a more silver-age style costume, while Endeavor wears a simple dark bodysuit whose details come from his flames, which include Shoulders of Doom in more typical dark-age fashion.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's a hero in name and even has a his own hero business that appears to be successful. But, he's not a hero in terms of character.
- Good Powers, Bad People: In the sense that there's nothing inherently evil about his Quirk, per se (the name indicating more the dangerous potential of heat). He's just real nasty for someone that's supposed to be a high-ranking superhero.
- Hatedom: Shouto implies that he has an in-universe one. Inasa is openly a part of it and absolutely loathes him.
- Hate Sink: There is almost nothing redeemable about him. He's an abusive father, an implied spousal rapist which forced his wife to give birth to numerous children to get the perfect successor, and cares more about winning than being a hero. The closest thing he has to a redeemable quality is his concern for Shouto holding back in battle, but even that was for his own personal gain. Even Word of God calls him a shitty dad. Outside of that he's shown to be an asshole on the job, being a hero in the most technical of terms. He's very cold to fellow heroes and the people he's trying to save. His only saving grace is the fact that he's not prideful enough to believe he's cut out to be The Symbol of Peace All Might was.
- Heel Realization: Though he doesn't say anything, the expression on his face in Chapter 166 on watching Shoto interacting with the delinquent Quirk children happily and peacefully while listening to All Might heavily hints that only now is he truly realizing that he wants to heal his relationship with his family and become someone Shouto can look up to.
- Hellfire: The name of his very Quirk, because his flames are as hot as Hell (but don't seem to burn him while active).
- In the anime, we see his flames are hot enough to melt stone easily. He summoned flames on his feet so he could climb up the side of a building to rescue someone, the flames melting the spot to create a foothold. Furthermore, when he released flames from his feet to decrease his and the person he was saving's velocity and land saftely, it melted and burnt the road.
- Hidden Depths:
I'm just a dropout, a cowardSick and tired of my weaknessThe more I fought(?) for the powerThe more I'm brokenThe more I'm frightenedBut that's the time I must be strongWell I damage myself again and againIt's simply for the victims of sorrowI'll be the man even if I'm just another heroJust another hero
- An undeniably horrible person, but for someone who ranks as No.2 he actually lives in a pretty simple but spacious Japanese-styled home, when someone of his stature could easily afford more than that. Of course, he could just be trying to keep up that public image of his....
- During the Hideout Raid Arc, it's heavily implied he actually looks up to All Might.
- Before his Despair Event Horizon, he also valued effort above everything else when striving to be the best he can be. It's also a sore point about All Might's retirement.
- He's also pretty formal, albeit in a cold sort of way, to people he talks with. He calls Gran Torino "honored elder" when interacting with him for example.
- The leitmotif that plays for him in the anime is called "Just Another Hero." The lyrics are definitely very fascinating since they could reveal potential insight into Endeavor's reasons. Just look at what some of the first lyrics of the song:
- In Chapter 164, he finally gets to speak with All Might and notes despite all the cases he is solving, he is able to sense that everything All Might has done as the Symbol of Peace is beginning to fall apart. Besides showing remarkable perception, it also shows some surprising humility, knowing he is not good enough. He reinforces this when he asks All Might what it meant to be a Symbol of Peace.
- Horrible Judge of Character: An odd example. He thinks All Might looked down on him, which fueled his one sided rivalry against the paragon, when in reality, All Might not only didn't look down on him, but actually held him in high enough esteem to try and get tips on training junior heroes from him (All Might didn't KNOW about Shouto's issues at the time, though.)
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's implied that his need to surpass All Might, and the horrific treatment of his family that happened as a result, are rooted in Endeavor's low opinion of anyone who's not the best—himself included. Instead of training to become stronger or fixing his character flaws, he banks on his own son surpassing him. He has a mental breakdown when he becomes the top ranked hero on a technicality because he believes he is unworthy of the recognition and responsibilities.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: He has no qualms about calling his eldest children "things" because he considers them no better then failed experiments due to being born without a fusion of the parents' Quirks like he desired, and even refers to his personal favorite, Shouto, as "that boy he made."
- It's All About Me: All he cares about is becoming the Number 1 Hero, even if he has to live that dream through his son. In Chapter 86, he complains about having to rescue Bakugou because of his busy schedule.
- Jerkass: Despite being a top-ranked hero, he's not a pleasant person, as seen above.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- While certainly an abusive jerk who can hardly be called a parent, his advice to Shouto to stop holding back so much isn't entirely wrong. Especially since Shouto might have lost the Cavalry Battle if he hadn't unleashed his flame powers. Midoriya seems to agree, in Chapter 38, after seeing Shouto start to be badly affected by just using his ice, he yells at him and tells him to stop holding back.
- Even Shouto himself agrees after going through some Character Development. He claims that before, he would never consider being around his father for hero training, but admits that even though Endeavor is a terrible father and person, he has valuable experience from which Shouto can learn and starts to understand that Endeavor is No.2 of all heroes in Japan for a reason. The anime shows us that for all the man's faults, he is very skilled in what he does.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: People simply can't stop making comments about how much better than him All Might is, and how he would never be as good of a hero as All Might.
- Leitmotif: The anime gives him one in his first big scene. It appears to be some sort of punk rock song. Fascinatingly enough, not only are there lyrics, but it appears the song is in English to boot.
- The lyrics are in fact in English. The song is called Just Another Hero.
- Marital Rape License: Heavily implied. He forced Shouto's mother to marry him, and to bear children, until he had one that satisfied him. Shouto's mother's absolute trauma over this, to the point she permanently scarred her son, and her stated lack of willingness to the marriage basically confirms this.
- Meaningful Name: His hero name reflects his lifelong ambition to surpass All Might, an epic endeavor.
- Mercy Kill: Destroyed a Nomu by making his flames hot enough to turn blue and carbonize the head off. However, granted their humanity is pretty much gone because of the godforsaken process to turn people into Nomus, he probably ended the Nomu's misery.
- No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He's very disappointed with finally becoming the No. 1 hero, because it only happened due to All Might's retirement.
- Nominal Hero: As mentioned, he's not very heroic.
- Obviously Evil: Downplayed, he's not technically evil, though he is not a nice person at all. Whenever he isn't scowling, he has either a Death Glare or an Evil Laugh in his face, the flaming beard was a dead giveaway, as well as the fact that his Quirk is called "Hellfire."
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He's always referred to by his hero name, Endeavor. There are absolutely no mentions of him as "Enji Todoroki" by any characters, not even his own family. Likewise, the civilian/papa side to him is barely there. Endeavor is practically his only identity... which says a lot. The only person to call him otherwise is Gran Torino, as his senior (seniority privileges), but only by his surname of "Todoroki", as a warning not to engage Stain.
- Parental Favoritism: In a very twisted way, that actually makes him seem like an even more abusive parent. He believes Shouto is the only child he has sired who has the potential to surpass All Might. The others are worthless to him.
- Parental Neglect: He pretty much abandoned Shouto's older siblings since they lacked the potential to surpass All Might in his eyes. Flashbacks in Chapter 39 show that this actually worked out in their favor, since they were spared the abusive training that Shouto was forced to endure.
- Playing with Fire: His Quirk. However, it's specificially Hellfire and he's able to do a surprising fair bit with it when compared with his son's capabilities. The anime expands on this; he's even able to shape his flames (having thrown a fireball and a spear made of flames) and control their temperature (he carbonized a Nomu by making his flame so hot, they turn blue.)
- Psychotic Smirk: Gives an impressive one, bordering on Slasher Smile, when in Chapter 39, he sees Shouto finally activating his fire powers in battle.
- Pyrrhic Victory: In the end, despite his best efforts to become stronger as well as raising a Superior Successor, he manages to become number one through neither, and he's not happy about that.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His intimidating appearance and status as a Nominal Hero is only compounded by his red flames and black costume.
- The Rival: To All Might, even though All Might himself doesn't appear to see him as one thanks to not being as competitive as him.
- Sketchy Successor: To All Might after taking over number one, as his reputation and personality are not capable of holding the hero community together the way All Might did. It's even lampshaded in universe that there's a huge gap between them that Endeavor would never fulfill and it's a sentiment that Endeavor himself admits to Toshiro is very much true.
- Stealing the Credit: He takes the credit for stopping Stain, when in truth it was Shouto, Iida, and Midoriya who did so. Justified, though, as the truth (unlicensed, unsupervised minors using their powers for injury) would have otherwise landed everyone in serious trouble.
- Given his personalty and Pride this is likely angered him.
- Too Dumb to Live: In Illegals, he let his temper dictate his actions in a crisis and thought it would be a wonderful idea to sic his flames on someone with a Suicide Bomb Quirk that literally had a fuse-ignited bomb for a head. Thankfully, Midnight was there to intervene and put the villain to sleep, avoiding a catastrophe.
- Vicariously Ambitious: Plans for his son Shouto to be the one to overthrow All Might as top hero if he can't do it himself.
- Villainous Breakdown: Doesn't take well finding out about All Might's true form and becoming the number one-ranked hero thanks to a technicality, causing him to set his own training room on fire.
- Wall Run: Unlike most examples of this trope, he simply melts footholds on walls with his feet in order to achieve this.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Inverted as of Chapter 167, in which he declares that he wants to become a hero his son can be proud of.
- Wreathed in Flames: His outfit has special areas that allow him to cover part of his body in flames, with focus on his broad shoulders and his feet (which allow him to slow his descent through the force.) He also gives himself a mask of flames not to mention his Badass Beard made of flames.
Tsunagu Hakamada — Best Jeanist
"Heroes and villains are two sides of the same coin... I can see it in that glare of yours. So what is it that really makes someone a hero?"The 4th highest-ranked hero. He's the one that picks Bakugou for internship. His Quirk is "Fiber Master", which grants him the ability to manipulate the fibers that make up clothing.
- Action Fashionista: One of the top four heroes, and also a trendsetter. He is also stated to have his own fashion line.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced alongside Endeavor in an ad in the third chapter. Started playing an actual role in the story 45 chapters later.
- Clothing Combat: He can manipulate fibers, essentially allowing him to control clothing. This is much more powerful than it sounds as it is practically impossible for anyone wearing any sort of clothing to be able to resist his Quirk.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Quirk is perfect for restraining neer-do-wells since almost everyone wears clothing. He can also manipulate the threads of his own clothing so that they're nearly invisible and make them strong enough to even bind Noumus.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Takes the brunt of Sensei's devastating attack whilst pushing the rest of his fellow pro heroes out of the way using his Quirk, and is quickly dispatched immediately afterwards.
- High Collar of Doom: Wears a high collar over his mouth. It also looks like a pair of pants.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Or rather, killed mid-thought. Chapter 96 reveals he survived, but just barely.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Bakugou, accusing him of wasting his potential due to always seeing himself as the strongest and acting out because of that. He spends the rest of Bakugou's internship putting him on a tight leash and trying to teach him about presentability and discipline. Bakugou takes none of his lessons to heart, but they were still good lessons.
- Visual Pun: His collar resembles a pair of jeans, pulled up around his head.
- Weak, but Skilled: Despite Fiber Master being a case of Heart Is an Awesome Power as mentioned above, it's noted by Sensei/All for One that the true strength of his Quirk is mostly derived from his training and experience, rather than raw power.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He has a harder time controlling the threads that make up sweatpants and sweatshirts.
- The Worf Effect: Gets hit with this HARD in chapters 88 and 89 by Sensei - who utterly trounces him and several other pro heroes in less than a second - and finally guts Jeanist with a flick of his finger when he tries to surprise attack Sensei afterwards.
Shinya Kamihara — Edge Shot
"One must never neglect defense. Especially when attacking..."The 5th highest-ranked hero. A man dressed in ninja garbs. His Quirk is "Foldabody", granting him paper physiology.
- Broken Base: His in-universe fandom, which is split between those that want to know more about him, and those that want him to stay mysterious.
- Cool Mask: Part of his hero costume.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's already appeared in the manga long before the second season of the anime premiered, so they include a vignette of him as Aizawa is mentioning pro heroes.
- Gratuitous Ninja: The only way to explain why the fifth best hero in a contemporary, Superhero setting is a ninja.
- Paper People: His Quirk allows him to flatten himself, allowing him to pass through narrow spaces.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has very pointy-looking hair over one of his eyes.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Yes, he does have all the typical ninja accessories.
- Weak, but Skilled: Can perform some impressive maneuvers with his Quirk thanks to rigorous training, being able to fold up, transform, and attack faster than the speed of sound.
Ryuuko Tatsuma — Ryukyu
"You're as good as Nejire said. I can see why she recommended you two."The 9th highest ranked heroine, a dragon-themed heroine whose quirk is the ability to transform into a massive dragon. She employs Ochako Uraraka, Tsuyu Asui and Nejire Hadou as her interns.
- Action Girl: As the ninth ranked hero, she's the most successful female hero revealed so far.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Dragons, her helmet-ish head decoration is shaped like a dragon claw and even has dragon-like wings. Of course, she also turns into a full-blown dragon.
- Big Damn Heroes: After being absent for most of the Internship arc, since she and her interns were busy fighting one of the members of Eight Bullets, Ryuuko smashes through the roof of the underground entrance, along with Uraraka and Tsuyu, to provide Midoriya with some much needed assistance in the eleventh hour of the battle against Chisaki.
- Cool Big Sis: She shows signs of acting as one to her interns, particularly Nejire, whose physical displays of affection are shown to be welcomed by her.
- Heroic Albino: In the backcover of volume 16◊, she shows that she has pale skin, hair and even eyes. Despite that, she is still the 9th ranked hero in Japan.
- Lady of War: She's a gentle and composed pro hero garbed in a qipao and gloves for a costume, which stays even in her dragon form.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a combination of ryu, "dragon", reflecting her powers, and kyu, "nine", referring to her ranking.
- Shout-Out: Her dragon appearance looks like a Blue-Eyes White Dragon with feminine features and garbs.
- Weredragon: Her quirk is the ability to turn into a giant dragon.
Kuugo Sakamata — Gang Orca
"How will you respond... heroes?"Ranked 10th, he is a humanoid orca pro hero. Also a transplanted character from Horikoshi's previous work, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen (where he was known as "Sakamata").
- Adaptational Heroism: In Oumagadoki Doubutsuen, he was a villain and the Big Bad of the Aquarium arc. In this series, he's a hero... who ironically plays a villain during the License Exam.
- Ambiguously Human: It's unclear how much of him is orca and how much is human.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Just try to guess...
- The Big Guy: Compared to the other top 10 heroes, he is gigantic.
- Civvie Spandex: Take off the bullet proof vest, and he looks completely normal (for the manga's standards, that is).
- Creepy Good: While he is a hero, he is also a very scary one, so much that he was voted the 3rd most villainous-looking hero.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: How he comes off in Bakugou and Todoroki's supplementary lessons.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: He gets weaker in dryness, meaning that Todoroki's flames and Yoarashi's gusts together are actually very effective against him. It makes sense as he is half aquatic mammal who needs constant hydration.
- Face of a Thug: His face is literally that of an orca's. In the supplementary materials, it's stated that this scares off children, and this makes Gang Orca himself very distraught.
- Large Ham: He screams a large part of his lines, when talking with those who failed the exam, he goes into a loud, boisterous Drill Sergeant Nasty persona before shifting into making an equally loud and boisterous description on how saving someone also includes a dialogue between two hearts. During his time playing the villain, he also appears to have fun with it and amps up his "evilness" whenever he can.
- Logical Weakness: Being half-aquatic mammal, he is very vulnerable to drying out. This makes Todoroki and Yoarashi working together a particular threat to him, once they finally start doing so. He also walks around with bottles of water to keep himself moist.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Can do anything an orca can on land, including a sonar attack. Its so powerful it can knock out a person if used at close range. However, Shindou can partially resist it since his own quirk has made him used to high vibrations.
- Made of Iron: His orca physiology gives him massive bulk, to the point a hit from Izuku's Full Cowl barely affects him and his skin is so thick a large scale flame blast only manages to paralyze him despite being his weakness.
- The Mentor: To the ones who failed the Provisional Exam License, being the teacher of the provisional course.
- Nightmare Face: Any close up to his face will show that the title of 3rd most villainous looking hero is well deserved. This one gets the cake.
- Simple, yet Awesome: He is basically an orca man. It does not prevent him from being fairly awesome.
- Super Strength: Since he's got the power of an orca, he's pretty strong.
- Sharp Dressed Man: He sports this look but without disregarding actual combat wear. His clothes are a mix of a formal shirt, pants and tie with a orca cape, but also a bulletproof vest. It makes him look pretty dapper, but prepared for a fight. In chapter 163, he appears again in a full clear white suit.
- Transplant: He's from the author's first official manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen - though in this universe, apparently now a human with Quirks, rather then an animal that can take human form.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Calls Todoroki and Yoarashi out on the fact that they actually stopped to fight each other instead of him. It does not work, though.
- During his second appearance, he extends this complaint to Bakugou. He states that Bakugou is good for fighting and nothing else, and his attitude makes it less likely for someone to even accept his help or to be saved by him, bringing up how he screamed at some of the rescues in the provisional license exam.
Shinji Nishiya — Kamui Woods
- Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)
"Stand down, you big lump of evil!"A pro hero with wooden powers. A newcomer to the hero circuit, but a nice example of what a traditional hero should be.
- Butt-Monkey: So far always getting shown up by other heroes. He does get to show some competence later, though.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to his bio he had an abusive childhood, and his age is stated as 29 years from when he started counting.
- Garden Garment: Most of his outfit consists of wood, which is practical considering his Quirk.
- Green Thumb: His Quirk is plant based and allows him to grow wood from his body.
- Logical Weakness: Fire, as stated in the first chapter.
- Nature Lover: Implied. The Volume 1 back cover uses him as a warning against littering, which he apparently doesn't forgive.
- Plant Person: Covered head to toe in wood. It becomes a little problematic, though, when he tries to sip a drink with his wooden mask on.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a chain of pink flowers at the side of his belt.
- Signature Move: "Lacquer Prison", a crowd binding technique.
- Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (Japanese), Cris George (English)
A Frankenstein-like hero whose Quirk seems to involve Super Strength powered by electricity. He's fairly abrasive and in the business mostly because it pays the bills. Jirou is trained under him during her internship.
- The Big Guy: Quite a hulking figure among most heroes, and a good choice for security gigs.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's particularly hard on Izuku following the incident with the sludge villain, thinking very lowly of him for charging in and interfering with the work of professional heroes.
- Good Old Fashioned Fisticuffs: Relies on his powered-up fists to beat opponents and break down doors in hostage situations.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Obviously falls under good, though the smoke fumes can be annoying for those around him.
- Hot-Blooded: Believes heroes need to practice and train every day, even on patrol.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Death Arms has a very prominent jawline.
- Meaningful Name: His hero name in Japanese is spoken as "Desutegoro", which comes from the word sutegoro, a Yakuza term for "hand-to-hand/barehanded combat". Let's hope that he hasn't got ties to the Yakuza personally, because there are some still around even in hero society, and they're definitely not to be trifled with.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His hero name has the word "death" in it, a Badass Boast about the power of his fists. Then there's the added connotation it's a spin on a Yakuza term, which makes it even scarier.
Yu Takeyama — Mount Lady
"My name is 'Mt. Lady'! Pleasure to meet you, and leave the rest to me."A pro heroine with gigantification abilities. However, she's a shameless media glutton and not above using her looks to gain favors. Mineta trains under her during his internship but had a terrifying experience under her that he refuses to reveal.
- Attention Whore: She's in the hero business for the fame, which is why she operates in the city instead of a more open area where she would have room to maneuver.
- Cat Fight: During an omake chapter (made part of the 21st episode of season 2), she got into a huge one with Midnight on a talk show due to mocking her for being 31 years old. Mineta, a huge fan of her who collects some of her merchandise, was about ready to collapse from joy while watching it unfold.
- Destructive Savior: Her debut caused a lot of property damage. Hero Insurance covers some of it, but she's still in the red. Doesn't help that she unwittingly activates her powers when she gets too worked up, which winds up costing her a headquarters.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Technically and justified. Despite looking like she's wearing boots, it's more something akin to stockings over her feet since her outfit is designed to stretch in size with her. Trying to wear regular shoes would just demolish them once she uses her powers. Of course, this leaves her feet unable to smash through things without getting hurt.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Ends up Played for Laughs, but whatever training Mineta received from Mount Lady left him traumatized. Anime implies that this is because rather than training him, she used him as a manservant, having him clean up her house etc.
- Favors for the Sexy: Uses her looks and celebrity status to get free snacks while working security at the Sports Festival.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Wears one that's snug all around her body, especially around her rear, which many a male onlooker have no problem with taking pictures of her.
- Giant Foot of Stomping: A strange example, but nevertheless a move that comes standard with gigantification. First, she needs to slip her foot inside a flatbed truck as though it were a shoe or else her foot will be torn to shreds in the delicate leggings she has on. Then, she slams down her foot and smashes through an obstacle. This was how she broke into All For One's Noumu factory.
- Giant Woman: How her size-shifting powers manifest, because she can only shift to a certain height. As such, she tends to damage a lot of things when working in the city.
- Kill Steal: Defeats the villain Kamui Woods was fighting in the starting chapters and takes the glory from him. It's later revealed it was indeed deliberate to boost her own status as she explains is common within the hero community to get noticed. She claims she feels sorry about it but Kamui Woods isn't buying it.
- Lazy Bum: What is her idea of training fanboy Mineta? She sits on her ass eating chips and reading the paper as she makes him do housecleaning. And she didn't even do it to punish him for getting lewd around her- she just did it to keep him occupied because there was nothing better to do to pass the time.
- Logical Weakness:
- At giant size, she can't operate in any area smaller than a two-lane street along with being unable to control how big she grows. So she's useless against a villain in a crowded pedestrian area.
- It's also shown that her costume is made of a soft stretchable fabric, since solid stuff like the soles of shoes wouldn't be able to grow with her. This can leave her somewhat vulnerable, and in order to demolish the front of a building she had to use a truck as a makeshift shoe to protect her feet from glass and metal.
- Male Gaze: Her◊ rear◊ tends to get a lot of attention in her appearances, especially since her costume's design pattern emphasizes her lower torso.
- Meaningful Name: Her family name contains the kanji for "mountain", which relates to her hero name, "Mount Lady". Naturally, both of these names refer to how she can grow as big as a mountain.
- Mr. Vice Guy: While she's in it for the fame and glory, she is still genuinely heroic and well go out of her way to defend innocents when she can.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her outfit covers most of her body, but since it's so form-fitting and parts of it are very nearly the same colour as her skin, it falls under this.
- Opportunistic Bastard: Her intro showed how callous and fame-hungry she can be when she drop-kicked a giant villain to upstage Kamui Woods. Worse, she is used as an example of how this has become the nature of hero business for many.
- Power Incontinence: A minor form, but she's revealed to accidentally enlarge herself if she gets flustered, which doesn't help her Destructive Savior tendencies. An omake chapter revealed she has accidentally demolished her own headquarters at least once this way from excitement.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: Yuu's eyes are ruby red and her personality is selfish.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She knows how to show off her assets. She made her debut by making people's "ass-quaintance".
- Signature Move: "Canyon Cannon", a Dynamic Entry done in giant form.
- Size Shifter: Her Quirk allows her to grow into a giant. However she also can't adjust how much she grows. She can be her normal height (162 cm) or 2062 cm, but nothing in between.
- Taking the Bullet: She stops the villains from catching Bakugou again by blocking a Fastball Special. This is after being heavily injured by Sensei. Also counts as You Shall Not Pass.
- The Worf Effect: Is one of the heroes that gets bulldozed by All for One to showcase how much of a threat he is.
- Traitor Shot: Notice what happens when she gets showered by press and indulges on it. A Scare Chord strikes, the background grows dark and shows Kamui Woods in a Corner of Woe, and Mt. Lady's cheerful face has twisted into a shit-eating grin... That smile...
Tensei Iida — Ingenium
- Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 7 of Illegals centered on him. It also expands on his career, taking place a few years before he went to Hosu...
- A Father to His Men: Tensei treats his sidekicks like family, he even says thet they are the ones who support him and help him become a good hero, rather than the other way around.
- Always Someone Better: Goes mutually between the Iida brothers. While Tenya considers Tensei to be the example he must live up to, Tensei considers Tenya to have more potential as a hero than he himself does, and he praises Tenya for having better reflexes and intelligence.
- Career-Ending Injury: His legs are paralyzed and his spinal cord was maimed after he was almost killed by Stain. Because he relied on his legs to run at high speeds and perform parkour stunts with the help of his exhaust pipes, losing the use of them has made his skill-set impossible to execute.
- Fragile Speedster: One of the fastest heroes in the business, but he has to install airbags in his costume since he'll be seriously injured if he crashes into a wall due to his inability to make tight turns.
- Heroic Lineage: The eldest son of the Iida family of speedster heroes, and Tenya's personal idol.
- Humble Hero: Was shown in a flashback to be rather surprised, but pleased, that his younger brother Tenya held him in high regards - as he otherwise didn't act like he felt he did anything special in being a hero.
- Hunk: Like his younger brother, Tensei is quite muscular as a Required Secondary Power to keep up with the rest of his body.
- Make an Example of Them: The only reason Stain let Tensei live was to spread the word of his existence, making sure to leave him only teetering close to death as opposed to outright dead. However, Stain never lets heroes walk away in one piece... he leaves everyone he spares crippled and maimed for life...
- Nice Guy: A lot more mellow than his straight laced younger brother, Tensei is the sort that considers someone that does something as simple as helping a lost kid find their way home to be awesome. He also takes any hero with a good mobility quirk to his agency as a sidekick, whether or not they have a license.
- Passing the Torch: At least third in a generational line, Tensei's father and grandfather are heroes as well as him (his mother appears to be a civilian). When Tensei gets taken out of commission, he cannot continue the line of male heroism. He requests Iida to take on the name "Ingenium", but Tenya believes that he isn't ready to do that yet. Tenya eventually does adopt it though.
- Shout-Out: His blast off sequence when chasing down crooks is extremely similar to the launching sequence usually seen in mecha shows like Gundam. Then there's the design of his hero costume...
- Unusual Eyebrows: They're shaped like arrows pointing away from the center of his forehead.
- Wall Jump: His Quirk lets him propel himself upward as he scales walls. Up until Stain made him paraplegic, unfortunately.
- The Worf Effect: Spoken of highly by Tenya and regarded as a skilled hero, in his first appearance he is beaten and severely injured by Stain, in order to show that the Hero Killer lives up to his title.
- Voiced by: Koji Okino (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English)
A hero who Ochako interns under. His Quirk is "Gatling Gun".
- Adorkable: Apparently, Uraraka thinks of him as such and states that he has a cute way of talking.
- Badass Teacher: A pro hero who teaches Ochako martial arts, something she finds incredibly useful in later arcs.
- Chekhov's Skill: Teaching Ochako how to fight an opponent with a knife involves a counter series of moves. They are vital at beating Thirteen and come in handy when Toga attacks her.
- Cool Mask: His mask has gun pistols in it. And one normal eyehole just to make it unique.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his weird and somewhat intimidating looks, he's a true hero and generally a nice guy.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's got guns in his head.
- Gatling Good: His arms have gatling gun-like organs that fire keratin-based projectiles.
- Genius Bruiser: The anime reveals he knows how to counter an opponent with a knife and a submission move using real-life combat training and a little wrestling. He pivots on one leg as someone charges him with the knife, then grabs their outstretched weapon arm and pushes them off their feet by shoving their back, and while holding their arm and back down, briskly turns the person's wrist to make the person drop their weapon, and kicks it away.
- Gentle Giant: He seems very soft-spoken and polite, and only uses his guns to fire warning shots, preferring less lethal methods to take down villains.
- Nice Guy: Whenever he's not fighting evil, he's just about the friendliest pro around, always ready with a word of encouragement or a compliment.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Ochako finds the way he talks and act cute.
- Verbal Tic: Has one that Ochako finds "cute", ending his sentences with "Okay".
- Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese), Charles Campbell (English)
"You Know that, Midoriya Kid... He's become more and more like you everyday!! In the worst way possible!!"An elderly, retired hero who offers to help teach Midoriya how to be a hero. He was All Might's homeroom teacher, and also a good friend of All Might's predecessor, making him one of the few who knows the full truth about One For All. His Quirk, "Jet" allows him to move at high speeds by taking in the air around him and releasing it through his feet for propulsion effect. Due to his age though, he can't use it for a long time.
- Badass Grandpa: He may be very old, but he can still completely overwhelm Midoriya in combat.
- Badass Teacher: Once he drops his senile act, he's shown to be far better at getting Deku to learn how One For All works than All Might. He helped Deku learn what was restraining his use of One For All in a single chapter when All Might failed to do so in over forty-five. He even lampshades it:Gran Torino: That damned justice-junkie All Might's lower than beginner level when it comes to education!
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In his introduction, he mostly just rambles on and repeatedly asks who Midoriya is. When Midoriya decides he's had enough and tries to leave, Gran Torino suddenly gets much more serious and starts showing his power.
- In the following chapter he's seen bouncing all over the place, with Deku unable to land a hit. The only time our protagonist even manages to touch the geezer, the old man reverses it and face plants Midoriya with ease. Yeah, he's that kind of badass.
- Domino Mask: Part of his hero costume.
- The Dreaded: Played for laughs, as All Might is absolutely terrified of him despite his own power, treating the man with absolute respect and shivering all the while. It's rather justified though, as Torino beat the snot out of him as part of his training, forcing All Might to spew chunks in every spar. It was so bad that All Might subconsciously suppressed his memories of his time with Torino!
- Expy: Not only is he Yoda-sized, but the author actively based his character off the famous little green man from the Dagobah system. If all those minute references to Star Wars with cities being named after planets in that universe didn't tip you off Horikoshi is a fan of it, this will.
- On top of that, his costume(and again, size) looks a lot like Mega Man. With a touch of Proto Man thrown in for good measure.
- History Repeats: He notices Izuku has that same uncanny quality of his former pupil Toshinori of being compelled to suddenly jump into action without being solicited to do so.
- Humble Hero: Despite his Quirk being on par with One For All, he's considered a nobody in the hero business, which suits him just fine as he doesn't care for the hero life. He's also a relative unknown as a teacher, doing a one-year stint at UA; he only got his teaching license on the wishes of his old friend Nana Shimura, kept it all these years, and having it suspended for 6 months with a cut to half pay during that time as a penalty for Izuku going off and doing something irresponsible on his watch doesn't make him seethe with fury, it just mildly annoys him.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Flashbacks of him training All Might show that he used to have a Heroic Build rivaling All Might's powered up form.
- Lightning Bruiser: His "Jet" Quirk turns him into this, on top of Flight and Super Speed. It allows him to move about at speeds even higher than Tenya can. In training Deku, he moves so fast around the room that he can easily turn Deku's attack against him and faceplant him. And in fact, the databook gives him an S in speed, making him the fastest hero in the series aside from All Might so far.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's Yoda-sized. Flashbacks show he was much taller in his youth, matching All Might's mentor in height.
- Mysterious Past: Apparently, very little is known about him, and it's possible he hid himself from the spotlight of heroics. Midoriya attempts to make a research on him, and outside of finding out about his one year working as a UA teacher, he found nothing.
- Obfuscating Insanity: His senility is mostly just an act, even in his old age he is still very sharp minded and respected among his peers, since he is often called to missions, such as Night Eye attack on the Hassaikai and the Hideout Raid.
- Old Master: One to Midoriya, and though he wasn't quite so old back then, to All Might.
- Retired Badass: Functionally, he is still a licensed teacher and hero, but he stays out of the limelight and retires to his run-down household. When he's forced into action at Hosu, Gran Torino notes his control over his abilities has slipped a little from being out of practice for so long, because he unintentionally cracks the sidewalk.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Going by his constant forgetfulness, it initially appears he might have some sort of dementia. It's subverted by the following chapter, as he's shown to have an incredibly sharp and analytical mind and his dementia was just an act.
- Sweet Tooth: Has a taste for sweets, particularly Taiyaki, which he seems to get for breakfast frequently.
- Wax On, Wax Off: His method of teaching Deku the ins and outs of One For All involves menial chores like microwaving frozen taiyaki as a metaphor for evenly spreading the power across his body. He isn't particularly fond of it however, and lampshades it when Deku begins using it as a mental image as a means of activating One For All safely.Torino: So the image in your head is a taiyaki in the microwave, eh? That's a whole new echelon of plain buddy, but what good will it do?
- Wham Line: When speaking about to All Might just who's the mastermind behind the league of villains.Torino: You're concerned that it might be the man who killed your predecessor of One For All, my dear friend, and your mentor... Shimura- the very same man who opened that hole in your stomach, you're afraid the villain named All For One is on the rise again.
Mizushima Masaki — Manual
- Voiced by: Kenta Ookuma (Japanese)
The hero that Iida chose for internship. A "normal hero". Manual named himself as such because he wants to be like a "manual" for other heroes to live by. His Quirk makes him capable of controlling the flow of water.
- Adult Fear: He loses track of Iida during the Nomu invasion and can't focus on finding him due to having to help protect the citizens.
- The Generic Guy: Invoked. His policy to be an all-around normal hero is supposed to represent a standard for upcoming heroes to follow, thus his hero name.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Unsurprisingly, his databook stats are all 3 out of 5.
- Making a Splash: His quirk allows him to manipulate water. Different than many other examples, he is incapable of actually generating water, needing an outside source, making his powers a form of hydrokinesis.
- Meaningful Name: In both of his names.
- Nice Guy: Even after Iida admits to have manipulated him, Manual keeps a calm and approachable demeanor, and tells Iida to not o it again in a polite manner, taking responsibility for failing as a mentor and a boss.
- Single Tear: Sheds a tear when Iida goes to him and apologizes for his part on the the Stain incident, likely relted to his Adult Fear over losing Iida during the Noumu outbreak.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Iida who interned with him in the hopes of running into Stain and avenging his brother.
- Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)
A hero who works as a civil servant, called Chivalrous Hero. Both Kirishima and Tetsutetsu wind up assigned to him. His Quirk is "Four Arms".
- Badass in a Nice Suit: His hero uniform is basically composed of a suit combined with a strange metal adornment in his neck.
- Civvie Spandex: His hero clothes is just a suit, and a very nice three piece one, at that, the only strange thing about his outfit is the metal adornment in his neck and jaw.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His quirk name is "Four Arms", doing exactly that: giving him four arms.
- Face of a Thug: He kinda looks more like a four armed bouncer than a hero.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on the left side of his face that adds to his thuggish appearance.
- Hero Does Public Service: A definite believer in this trope, and in fact does it in his spare time. Fourth Kind even brings Kirishima and Tetsutetsu while they're all dressed in civil servant uniforms to clean up a public park together, because he considers that part of being a hero.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His quirk, gives him four arms.
- Mundane Utility: Those extra arms are good for... picking up trash, which he applies by doing public service when there are no villains to fight against or people to rescue.
- Sharp Dressed Man: His attire is mostly composed of a three piece suit with a tie, which is also the clothes he uses as his hero costume.
- Stern Teacher: He has no qualms over beating Kirishima and Tetsutetsu in the head for losing focus when he is trying to teach them, and forces them to do public services with him, since he expands that being a hero is more than just fighting villains.
- Super Strength: His strength is on a whooping 5 out of 5 in his databook, since his extra arms enhance his natural strength and he already seems quite strong.
- Voiced by: Mai Yabane (Japanese), Anastasia Munoz (English)
A snake heroine Yaoyorozu and Kendou from 1-B are assigned to. Works as a model when not doing hero duties. Her Quirk is "Snake Hair".
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Her quirk "Snake Hair", gives her snakes in her hair.
- Fashion Model: Her day job. It actually takes up a lot of her time, to Yaoyorozu and Kendo's exasperation.
- Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Or at least, not all of them. Aside from being a hero, she makes extra money by working as a model during the day and being a hero during the night, it's unclear whether she loves both of them or is making ends meet with two jobs, but she does raises the possibility that being a hero won't give all the money the trainees are expecting.
- Lady of War: The purple long dress she is presented with actually composes her normal attire during her hero work and she is seen using it when rescuing people during the Hideout Raid Arc.
- Snake People: Labeled as a "Snake Heroine". Any fans familiar with Horikoshi's previous manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen will likely remember this, if her design wasn't clear enough already.
- Snakes Are Sexy: Given that she is a model. This was definitely the case in Oumagadoki Doubutsuen as well, where she was an actual snake that could become a human.
- Super Senses: Granted by her snakes, which have excellent senses.
- Transplant: She's from the author's first official manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen - though in this universe, apparently now a human with Quirks, rather then an animal that can take human form.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her quirk is not combative, the snakes in her hair actually enhance her senses and therefore her skill to locate enemies within an area. She manages to be a hero specialized in capture of enemies, specially those hiding or trying to run. She also briefly shows a good capacity of locating and helping victims in a disaster in the Hideout Raid.
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese)
A sea rescue hero who captains the ship Oki Mariner. Tsuyu interns under him. He took on Sirius as his sidekick and has a crew of tough men, including one named Mick. His Quirk, "Spotted Seal", gives him the abilities of the mammal, as well as the power to emit a very high-pitched frequency that doubles as a sonar, and in times of distress, can be used as Morse code.
- Adorkable: The huge and mighty captain of an equally tough crew who tries hard to be cute for the kids, despite Sirius' insistence that he's too intimidating to pull it off. At least Tsuyu secretly thinks it's cute.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: He's a seal-themed hero who has the appearance and abilities of one, and his hero name references a folkloric being that's closely associated with seals.
- Badass Beard: Selkie's beard adds to his rugged looks and makes him look even more imposing than he already is.
- Benevolent Boss: More like captain than boss, but he's great with his crew and, in return, they all trust and respect him unconditionally (though they still find his attempts to be cute embarrassing). And a noticeable thing is that while most other heroes referred to the students that interned for them by their regular names, Selkie always referred to Tsuyu by her hero name, Froppy, and treated her like a full fledged hero rather than an intern.
- Big Damn Heroes: Arrives in the nick of time to save Tsuyu's life from the villain Innsmouth. He also saved his sidekick in the process, who was quickly overpowered by Innsmouth's freakish strength.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The jokey Boke who makes dopey faces in vain attempts to be cute and really bugs Sirius each time he does this shtick.
- Canon Immigrant: Inverted (Canon Emigrant?). His inclusion to the anime is an expansion pack to canon (where Tsuyu mentions his name at least once, so he exists in the manga continuity), vastly expanding on what happened during Tsuyu's internship regarding the stowaways she helped to foil, who turned out to be drug smugglers.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Right after he saves Tsuyu from Innsmouth, Selkie delivers this to the villain. Even despite the octopus-like Innsmouth spitting ink into Selkie's eyes to blind him, the hero gets around this by using his sonar and easily takes the villain out, with a bit of assistance from his sidekick Sirius.
- Diving Kick: He finishes off villain Innsmouth with one of these to the face, so solid that it would make any Kamen Rider proud.
- Father Neptune: A bearded hero that conducts sea-rescue missions as the captain of a ship. Bonus points for having seal powers and being used to swimming long distances in the open ocean.
- Lightning Bruiser: Selkie is big, quite muscular and very strong, but he's also incredibly fast and agile both in and out of water.
- Mr. Fanservice: The anime has a very blatant shot of his muscular groin. He's also incredibly well built and muscular in general.
- Nice Guy: He may be strict and no-nonsense while out on missions, as befitting a ship's captain, but he's overall a very pleasant, friendly and supportive guy, and he tries to act cutesy all the time because he thinks children love it.
- Rated M for Manly: One of the toughest men there is. Unfortunately, it leaves him little chance to be cute.
- Selkies and Wereseals: As per his namesake, Selkie is a human with spotted seal traits. He has the proportions of a tall and muscular human but his head, face (which includes whiskers) and coloration are those of a spotted seal and his powers allow him to hold his breath underwater for a long time, swim at high speeds and he also has a sonar for echo location.
- Sweet Seal: He often tries to invoke this since he thinks children like it, but his overall appearance is a bit too intimidating for him to really fit this trope. Tsuyu thinks it's cute when he tries, at least.
- Tricked-Out Shoes: His shoes can become flippers for situations that require him to swim.
The sidekick of Selkie and only female member of his crew. Her Quirk, "Good Ear", lets her hear sound frequencies beyond the hearing spectrum of a normal human. Paired with Selkie, she can pick up his secret transmissions through sonar.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She's the Tsukkomi. Serious Sirius finds silly Selkie's cutesy face routine exhausting.
- Canon Foreigner: Sirius did not appear in the manga, but her involvement in the anime is fully canon because Tsuyu mentions helping to capture stowaways in the manga. She also gets inserted into an extra scene where the crew of the Oki Mariner is doing push-ups.
- Cool Big Sis: She acts as this to Tsuyu while on her internship, talking about her own experiences and looking out for her during fights.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
- Fights Like a Normal: She notes the only thing strong about her is her body, and her Quirk is a non-violent utility.
- Hair Decs: Those fish fins are actually special headphones that enhance her Quirk and let her tune in on Selkie. As well as stylish aquatic-themed accessories. Her real ears look no different from human ears, and she looks ordinary (save for the blue hair).
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Super-hearing may not seem like a useful power in comparison to super strength or creating explosions, but as part of a team with others like Selkie, it can prove invaluable.
- Nice Girl: She's an absolute sweetheart, and a fount of wisdom for newcomer heroes.
- Not So Above It All: She gets super pouty when she remembers that she, too, was once bored out of her gourd doing mundane things on her own hero internship.
- Pipe Pain: She carries with her a collapsible steel baton for combat purposes. Not that it did any good against a villain with superhuman strength and octopus limbs, who quickly restrained her before she could get within attack range to properly do any harm.
- Sailor Fuku: Her outfit resembles one, though there's a lot more emphasis on the "sailor" part since she's the sidekick of a hero who specializes in sea rescues, and her fellow crew members all wear actual sailor outfits.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female on the crew of the Oki Mariner.
- Straight Man: Very intelligent and sane compared to her also intelligent but zany captain.
- Super Senses: Has incredible hearing that allows her to tap into high frequencies.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sirius is a beautiful bluenette.
- Zettai Ryouiki: With her sailor uniform, Grade A.
Wild Wild Pussycats
"That's right, and we're a quartet in a single whole! Locking on target" with our sparkly eyes! Our helping paws will pounce your way!! Springing suddenly from out of nowhere... We're cute,cute cats with stingers! Wild Wild Pussycats!A four-person hero team that specializes in mountain and forest rescues. Their members are: Mandalay, Pixiebob, Ragdoll and Tiger.
Tropes that apply to the whole group
- Animal Theme Naming: Mandalay, Pixiebob and Ragdoll are all named after different domestic cat breeds (Tiger is named after a large wild cat instead).
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: The Animal Alias type; they're all cat-themed heroes in names and appearance, but their Quirks don't have anything to do with cats.
- Bare Your Midriff: Their costumes are all comprised of crop tops and miniskirts, resulting in this trope.
- Cat Girl: The overall theme of their costumes. They all wear fake cat tails, paw-like gloves, and headpieces that resemble cat ears.
- Color-Coded Characters: Mandalay is red, Pixiebob is blue, Ragdoll is yellow, and Tiger is brown.
- Ms. Fanservice: All of them... except Tiger.
- True Companions: They look to be really close friends, outside of their work as heroes. In fact they have been a team for 12 years, since they came together in high school. Keep in mind that it has been mentioned that full team hero offices are fairly rare and tend not to last long. Particularly, this is shown as they all hold Ragdoll while she cries in the hospital due to losing her quirk.
- Voiced by: Chisa Suganuma (Japanese)
"All you kitties who don't reach the lodge by 12:30 don't get any lunch!"The leader of the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk is "Telepath", which allows her to talk to multiple people at once through mental transmission. She's the legal guardian of her nephew, Kouta Izumi.
- Adult Fear: She raises her nephew after his parents died, and she is shown to be quite afraid for him when the villains attack and he is nowhere to be seen.
- Most Common Super Power: According to her character sheet, quoted below.Not that it matters at all, but she has big breasts.
- Nephewism: She's raising her orphaned nephew Kouta.
- Sleepyhead: Her character sheet reveals that she likes sleeping.
- Telepathy: What her Quirk is, though she can only transmit thoughts and not receive them.
- Voiced by: Serina Machiyama (Japanese)
"I'm looking forward to all of you three years from now! I'm claiming you, ptooey!"A member of the the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk, "Flowstone", lets her control dirt and rock.
- Berserk Button: As Deku quickly learns, do not bring up Pixiebob's age in any way while she's in earshot.
- Christmas Cake: Played For Laughs. When Deku mentions her age, she states that she is 18 at heart, and then forces him to agree.
- Dishing Out Dirt: What her Quirk allows her to do.
- Hidden Depths: Her character sheet revals that she came up with the name of and concept behind the team, and that she set up the team's hero office.
- Mrs. Robinson: While praising Midoriya, Iida, Bakugou, and Todoroki for defeating her magic beast, she says can't wait to see what their potential will be like in three years.
- Voiced by: Meiko Kawasaki (Japanese)
"AHAHAHAHA, Look at 'em grumble, the whole lot of 'em!"A member of the the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk, "Search", allowed her to observe and monitor up to 100 people at a time, including their location and weak points.
- Adult Fear: Her quirk getting stolen. Think that as the same as a Career-Ending Injury, since she can no longer be a hero.
- Break the Cutie: Goes from the hyper Genki Girl of the group, to catatonic once her Quirk was stolen, to downright inconsolable rather quickly.
- Depowered: She had her Quirk stolen by All For One.
- Genki Girl: She's definitely this. Every time she's seen throughout the Training Camp arc, she always seems to be bouncing around and smiling. This makes it all the more heartwrenching to see her sobbing in her teammates' arms after her Quirk is stolen.
- The Omniscient: Her Quirk allows her to track up to 100 people at a time and know both their locations and weak points. Unfortunately the strength of her Quirk made it a perfect one for All for One to steal.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has teal hair.
- Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (Japanese)
"Plus Ultra, right? Then show me that Ultra!"The sole male member of the the Wild Wild Pussycats. His Quirk, "Soft Body" allows him to stretch and flatten his body.
- Domino Mask: Wears one with his costume.
- Odd Name Out: Tiger is the only one who's named after a big cat instead of a breed of domestic cat. Fittingly, he's also the sole guy.
- The One Guy: Obviously.
- Rated M for Manly: Lampshaded. He's definitely out of place in the Wild Wild Pussycats, sans costume.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Tiger is one of the manliest characters introduced so far, despite the fact that he wears the same Cat Girl costume like that of his fellow teammates.
- Rubber Man: He has a very flexible body thanks to his Quirk.
- Testosterone Poisoning: He's all about this, except for his costume.
- Transgender: Supplementary material states that he was assigned female at birth and had bottom surgery.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Though he now identifies as male, he still wears a skirt like his teammates.
Water Horse were pro heroes and Kouta's parents. They came under attack by a terrible villain who was a sadistic killer, and he overpowered them, resulting them being brutally beaten to death, but not without making him regret it first.
- Battle Couple: Acted as a hero duo and were a married couple with a kid.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Muscular did them in with his incredible and obscene strength.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Kouta's anger towards heroes come from how much he misses his parents, despite his aunt trying her best to help him out.
- Death by Origin Story: Their demises in the midst of heroism are the reason why Kouta wanted nothing to do with the field of heroics.
- Do Not Go Gentle: The Water Horse duo destroyed Muscular's left eye and gave him a deep scar before they were overwhelmed by him and killed.
- Making a Splash: They were users of water-based Quirks, as evidenced by the one their son inherited from them.
- Posthumous Character: Both parents were savagely beaten and killed by a villain named Muscular a while back.
A pro hero whom Kirishima idolizes greatly - in fact, Crimson Riot has been the his inspiration for chosing the career of a pro hero in the first place. He's considered one of the old-school names of heroism, and part of a bygone era.
- The Ace: Counted among the greatest heroes of all time.
- Anime Hair: Very spiky. It seems to be part of his Quirk.
- Ambiguous Situation: His current status - alive, retired, deceased - is unclear.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First mentioned by Kirishima and shown in a vignette during the Field Training Arc where Kirishima gushes over him, hinting that he will be very important concerning Kirishima's heroic motivation later on. In the Internship Arc, we learn the specifics of this in detail when a video projector sphere of Crimson Riot during an interview falls off Kirishima's bookshelf after he tosses a book at it in a fit of rage and he accidentally causes it to play.
- Cool Mask: Wears one that covers his jaw and nose.
- Fearless Fool: Averted. When a journalist asks him whether he feels fear when throwing himself at the enemy, he scoffs at the people who don't. He's definitely afraid of dying.Who do you think I am?! Anybody who rushes into the jaws of death without feeling any fear is either a complete dumbass or a [bleep].
- Heroic Willpower: He believes that willpower is more important than having a powerful Quirk.
- Hidden Eyes: Like All-Might, his eyes are all black, with a tiny pale pupil just barely visible. Similarily to All Might, this highlights his status as a legend.
- My Greatest Failure: He reveals in an interview that back when he was a sidekick, he didn't manage to save some people because he froze up in fear, and now whenever he feels afraid, he spurs himself forward with this memory. The thing that upsets him the most is looking back and seeing their last expressions before they died.
- Rated M for Manly: "As long as you got a manly spirit, then Quirks don't count for nothing." Though he later clarifies that this refers to any gender.
- Red Is Heroic: Called Crimson Riot for a reason.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Cusses up a storm during a television interview.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Invoked; he talks about "manly spirit" all the time, and his entire public person revolves around ill-defined manliness (he seems to perceive it as courage despite fear).
Sir Nighteye's Operation
Sir Night Eye
"You cannot possibly prevail over my 'Foresight'".All Might's former sidekick. They seem to have parted ways in an awkward manner, but he still looks up to his mentor. He values laughter and humor over everything, even though he is quite strict. His Quirk, "Foresight", grants him vision into a person's near future.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Lets out a small laugh upon realizing that Deku was trying hard to not damage any of his All Might memorabilia while jumping around on the walls to get his stamp. And because he managed to make Night Eye laugh, he got his seal of approval... mostly.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Strangely, he prefers to act with a regular office suit than with a proper hero costume.
- Brains and Brawn: He used to be the brains to All Might's brawn back when they were together.
- Character Death: In Chapter 161, Night Eye is the first major hero to die in the story in the present, and his demise brings a marked shift in the series that all this talk about heroes possibly being killed on the job is very much a reality, when it was simply a looming possibility thrown around a few times up until then with all known hero deaths happening in the past. The chapter title is even in a much larger print as a warning sign that it's going to be heavy.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: His weapon of choice are specially made seals that weigh 5 kilos each and he carries a lot of them. Not to mention that he is also quite ripped. This is likely due to breaking up with All Might and leading his own office which necessitates him to train his physical body since he no longer plays the Mission Control role anymore.
- Combat Clairvoyance: By touching someone and making eye contact, Sir gains instant precognition of their every move for the next hour.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Fail to make him laugh? Tickle Hell.
- Clothing Damage: When fighting a Rappa clone, the entire front of his shirt gets ripped off.
- Creepy Good: Despite his Face of a Thug and his talking and moving in a relatively creepy nature, he has very high standards as to what a hero is meant to be. He values humor as a form of bringing joy to those who the heroes save and Gran Torino and Mirio seem to hold him in high regard.
- Establishing Character Moment: When Midoriya first sees him, he has locked his sidekick in a tickle machine for failing to write jokes into her mission reports.
- Everyone Has Standards: He might be a jerk, but he will not stand for people getting called out on something they don't deserve. When Rock Lock calls Midoriya and Mirio out for not saving Eri when they had the chance, he defends them and accepts the blame, since he was the one who told them to not rescue Eri just yet and gave Midoriya a "The Reason You Suck" Speech for even suggesting it.
- Exact Words: When Midoriya failed his test, Night Eye still hired him, remarking he said he "would have employed him if the passed his test" but didn't say he wouldn't employ him if he failed.
- Face of a Thug: He looks serious and scary during all of his onscreen time.
- Fanboy: Of All Might, during a shot of his computer, it can be seem that he was watching videos of All Might's doings, similar to Midoriya. His office is full of All Might merchandise, some, as Midoriya notes, are even collector's items.Midoriya: There's no doubt. This guy's totally a hardcore All Might fan!!
- Overall, he seems to be a Closet Geek or Otaku. With the recent planning to rescue Eri, he was able to deduce that a villain was buying a toy for a girl because said villain "said something no real fan would say". And later in HQ, Fat Gum chides him for buying the same toy.
- The Fatalist: He very firmly believes that You Can't Fight Fate and treats any insinuation to the contrary with dripping disdain. Ultimately, this actually stunts his Foresight.
- Flatline: Night Eye's death is treated this way, Played for Drama. When he slips away, the life leaves his hand- outstretched and holding Mirio's head up- and it drops motionless to his side, and Night Eye's heart monitor flatlines and the sound effect echoes throughout the end of the chapter.
- Fragile Speedster: Admits to being one. A single punch of Rappa's clone would have killed him, but he is trained to being very fast for exactly that reason. He also uses throwing seals as weapons to keep a safe distance from the target.
- Go Out with a Smile: After being such a stoic, Night Eye passes on with a smile on his face, telling his comrades and friends that the world needs smiles and happiness and energy to prevail, imparting his wishes with them.
- Good Is Not Nice: He is a hero, and by all indications, a very respected and powerful one. Despite that he can be quite the jerk, particularly to Midoriya and anyone who fails to make him laugh. He has an actual Tickle Torture machine in his office for the latter and subjects his sidekicks to it frequently, apparently.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Although he believes in You Can't Fight Fate, he still attempts to fight Chisaki to give Mirio, Midoriya, and Eri a bit more time to get to safety. It's a brief fight that ends in him impaled in several places and dying from the subsequent injuries.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The deathblow to Night Eye was a spire of stone manipulated by Overhaul to gore him through his belly and out his back.
- I Shall Taunt You: His whole test for Midoriya is this, effortlessly dodging all of the latter's attempts to take the stamp while making note of all of the reasons why Mirio would have been a better successor in order to gauge the young hero's reaction.Night Eye: Like an inferior version of Gran Torino. You're so slow it's pointless!
- Improbable Weapon User: Seals, like the one Midoriya fought for. They are specially made and actually weigh 5 kilograms, with enough speed, they are fatal weapons and take out Rappa's clone in a single hit of one. He apparently carries many of them with him.
- Night Eye is big on humor because it keeps him hopeful. Ironically, his Foresight was stunted by his fatalism.
- He calls out Midoriya for trying to save Eri without a plan and urges him to start seeing the big picture instead of just jumping into things. However, as he later found out, saving Eri would have solved all his problems in the big picture, since it would pretty much end Chisaki's operation without her as raw material for the drug fabrication. This is something he painfully acknowledges. It also would have likely prevented his death as well and given the circumstances seen with Deku and Lemillion in action, they could've taken Overhaul in sooner and out of the clutches of the Villain Alliance.
- All Might and Night Eye's last meeting was a fallout over Night Eye foreseeing a future where All Might got killed... they reunite at Night Eye's deathbed and reconcile there, something which Night Eye himself woefully lampshades and leaves All Might unable to rectify with a response.
- Jerkass: He is quite nasty with Midoriya due to his lack of humor and feeling he is inadequate.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Night Eye's last hours are spent recognizing he was a victim of his own conceptions. He acknowledges Izuku as someone who is worthy as a hero and capable of anything, and is relieved that Midoriya forced the future to follow his will. As for Mirio, Night Eye comforts him by touching his hand to his student's face and admitting Mirio had become more to him than just the next vessel for One For All and was his favorite pupil. He resigns that it was his own fault the future wouldn't change because he didn't have any faith that it would and it took the combined willpower of everyone involved in Eri's rescue to power a change in the future and for all those he is living behind to stay hopeful because that is what it will take to bring the world into a better tomorrow.
- Lean and Mean: While he's a hero, he's a Jerkass who's not afraid to mistreat others, and is very tall and skinny.
- Lethal Diagnosis: In the moments before his passing, All Might, Recovery Girl, and a hospital surgeon ominously gather, and the surgeon announces they've done all they can for him, but they don't expect him to last through the night.
- Long Neck: Whenever he goes super deformed, his neck becomes very long, usually to a funny effect.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Midoriya was seeking a pro hero to intern under, and managed to land that position under Night Eye, only for Night Eye to wind up dead by the end of the very same arc he was introduced in.
- Mission Control: His stint as All Might's sidekick is this. Even All Might admitted that his combat strength is nothing noteworthy. It was his intel gathering and planning that makes him a valuable ally.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair is mostly green, but with some yellow streaks on the front.
- Non-Action Guy: He is more used to be related to Mission Control and intel gathering rather than actually participating in combat, as All Might mentioned on their time together. Even in his duel against Midoriya, he barely moved and only used his quirk to avoid being hit rather than actually going against Midoriya.
- Otaku: Aside from his All Might fanboying rivaling Izuku, he collects toys (even ones directed at girls) and actually ends up finding the villain's hideout just because he ran into the yakuza mook sent to buy Eri toys and the mook didn't seem like a true fan of the toy he was buying. He even took this as so suspicious that he used his power on him!
- Not Wearing Tights: For a setting where every superhero (and villain) has some kind of costume, Nighteye is the only character who hasn't been seen wearing one. Even in the flashbacks to him an All Might working together he is still shown to be wearing a business suit instead.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his harsh treatment of Midoriya explained below, he is quick to step in and defend him and Mirio when another Senior Hero rakes them over the coal for not rescuing Eri from Overhaul. He points out that the responsability fell on him since told them not to while pointing out that both Mirio and Deku are the most unhappy about the disturbing revelations.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
- Gives a scathing one to Deku about how in spite of having One for All, he's incredibly inexperienced and naive to sign up for such a harsh internship while balancing schoolwork. He also notes how because of this Deku doesn't seem like a benefit to have working with him. He goes so far as to say Mirio should have gotten One for All.Night Eye: You may have the Symbol's power. But you are utterly mediocre.
- Happens again later when he criticizes Deku for wanting to rush in to save Eri from Overhaul and jeopardize an investigation that's been going on with him. In short, he says Deku needs to not be reckless and claims that nobody will be saved with a positive attitude and no plans.
- In a fit of irony, he defends Deku and Mirio from another senior hero when said hero brings up how the two didn't rescue Eri when they had the chance. Justified since they were following his orders and thus it's his responsibility.
- Gives a scathing one to Deku about how in spite of having One for All, he's incredibly inexperienced and naive to sign up for such a harsh internship while balancing schoolwork. He also notes how because of this Deku doesn't seem like a benefit to have working with him. He goes so far as to say Mirio should have gotten One for All.
- Secret Test of Character: He intended to hire Midoriya from the beginning, despite not considering him a worthy successor for All Might, but wanted to test how the boy would react to his "Reason You Suck" Speech. Night Eye himself was ultimately moved by Midoriya's equal admiration of All Might, with the the hero-in-training refusing to harm any of the surrounding All Might merchandise to the point that he was willing to crash headfirst into a wall in order to protect a poster, as evidenced by a short chuckle.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Sir Nighteye or Sir Night Eye? Viz starts with the latter, but soon switches to the former.
- The Stoic: Rarely shows emotions, even though he appreciates humor. Mirio himself is unsure if Night Eye's appreciation for humor is despite or because of his stoicism.
- Super OCD: Chastised Izuku for his otherwise flawless All Might impression which was a mere 0.2 cm off from the real thing.
- Tickle Torture: He actually has a machine to put his sidekicks through this if they fail to add humor in their reports.
- Underestimating Badassery:
- Does this to Midoriya, believing his attacks to be a clumsy and poor imitation of Gran Torino's style. Turns out that Midoriya wasn't going full out, he was also trying to protect the All Might merch all around the room, therefore hampering his movements.
- He is looked down by Twice, who thinks he is easy to take out and looks like a salary man, he ends up able to take Rappa's clone out with a single hit of his seals.
- We Used to Be Friends: With All Might. Night Eye objected to All Might continuing being a hero after becoming critically injured, with All Might stubbornly refusing to quit. The event in question happened six years before One For All was passed on. The final straw came when All Might picked Midoriya instead of Mirio to be his successor, a decision that Night Eye was fully against.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: It is later shown that Night Eye was impaled so badly that not even Recovery Girl could use her Quirk to mend the damage, and he has numerous medical tubes hooked into his body where the wound is.
- You Can't Fight Fate: It's apparently impossible to change what Night Eye sees in his future visions, even if he tells the person he is foreseeing about it. Ontological Inertia kicks hard as any attempted changes can only delay the inevitable. It comes to the point that Night Eye outright refuses to use his Quirk on someone if he is unable to ensure by normal means that they won't die. The only case where one of Nighteye's visions was proven completely wrong was in Deku's case. Though Nighteye predicted that the mission was a failure and Overhaul would kill Deku, the exact opposite took place. Deku defeated Overhaul and was very much fine and successfully completed the mission.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green with yellow streaks.
- You Shall Not Pass: Attempts to hold off Chisaki so Midoriya can get Eri and Mirio to safety. It doesn't work for long.
Kaoruko Awata — Bubble Girl
"We have this kind of process. We wanted to request everyone's cooperation on HN."Sir Night Eye's sidekick. Her Quirk, Bubble, allows her to create bubbles that pop with explosive force and with an assortment of smells.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her hero clothes does not include anything in the middle of her torso, being composed of only a top and pants. Justified since she creates bubbles from her skin.
- Cool Mask: She uses a transparent gas mask on her face, which is a case of common sense, considering she uses smelly bubbles as a form of attack.
- Cry Cute: Bubble Girl is feeling blue? Let's hope not, 'cause it really hurts to see her teary-eyed. She looks soooo pitiful and in need of the hugest of hugs when she learns Night Eye is going to die. Poor Bubble Girl...!
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's got a revealing outfit and been subjected to body tickling.
- Making a Splash: She can create bubbles out of her body, and is capable of selecting the smell of each bubble, using foul-smelling ones to incapacitate the enemies' senses.
- Stripperific: She releases bubbles from her skin, so much like Midnight, she invokes this trope by exposing as much body as she can without being indecent.
- Tickle Torture: When she didn't amuse Night Eye upon supplying him new information, he subjected her to a machine known as "Tickle Hell."
- Underboobs: Her top shows a bit of her boobs.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her main skill in combat is use foul smelling bubbles to incapacitate and take out her enemies. Considering she made an entire career out of a simple quirk is amazing.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is blue, as shown in the original design submitted to the contest.
Juso Moashi — Centipeder
"I am a sidekick, Centipeder."Sir Night Eye's sidekick. His Quirk, Centipede Centicoil, gives him body features like the titular insect.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Centipedes, obviously.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Not only extremely competent at his job as a sidekick, he is does everything in a suit making him fairly resemble a Battle Butler.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's all centipede from the neck up, and that also gives him an incredibly long neck that coils up like a scarf when at rest. When it unfurls, he goes from looking like a human centipede note to a centipede human. His arms are made of centipede midsection, too, with human hands on the ends.
- Body Horror: He does, after all, has a centipede for a head and his arms are centipede joints, making him for one of the creepiest designs for a hero and appears to have his entire body mixing human and centipede.
- Combat Tentacles: His arms are actually the joints of a centipede with human hands attached on the end, so they serve the same function as tentacle when unfurled. While retracted, they look no different from ordinary human limbs with the suit Centipeder wears covering the insectoid features up.
- Creepy Good: Much in the same vein as his employer, he has a rather creepy appearance with a centipede for a head but is not only a hero but also quite the polite one, specially compared to his Jerkass Hero boss.
- Long Neck: His neck is composed of a long centipede body and he can simply stretch in order to attack.
Taishirou Toyomitsu — Fatgum
"I'm Fatgum! Nice to meet you! Oh! would you like some candy?"A hero who employs Eijirou Kirishima and Tamaki Amajiki. Very hungry. His Quirk, "Absorbing Fat", grants him a highly obese body that can adhere to any objects that enter in contact with it, causing them to sink into his body afterward, it also works to store energy of hits received, but at the cost of his defensive fat.
- Adorkable: Recognized as this in universe, Tsuyu and Uraraka lampshade how cute and round he is. Certainly helps that he is quite nice to his interns.
- Berserk Button: Disrespect toward people who work hard to be viewed as heroes is one thing that never fails to get Fatgum all worked into a lather. Another is heinous cruelty towards those who are helpless.
- Beautiful All Along: He was certainly cute, but it turns out he is actually a fairly good looking man once his fat gets burned out, since it makes him drop the Non-Standard Character Design and appear less cartoonish.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Downplayed in that he doesn't really act silly, but his round, cartoonish appearance and Big Eater habits distract from the fact that he's an experienced pro hero who approaches confrontations with villains with the intent of finishing them as quickly as possible.
- Big Eater: His first appearance has him gobbling down an entire pan of takoyaki. On top of that, one of his own protégés relies on eating to bolster his Quirk.
- Big Fun: He's a jovial guy, and even carries around candy for the kids.
- Domino Mask: Sports one, though it's easier to recognize it once he is no longer in his Non-Standard Character Design mode.
- Fridge Horror: In universe, after his fight with Rappa. Rappa mentioned that Overhaul has beaten him multiple times, effortlessly. And this is an opponent that took quite an effort to take down... So Authority Equals Asskicking is in full force.
- Gentle Giant: His height is listed at a whopping 250 cm (roughly 8'2"), making him the tallest member of the cast, but he's a nice guy who dotes on his interns and carries around chocolates for the kids.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Having such a large, soft body isn't just great for tanking hits or entrapping villains. His Quirk also allows his fat to absorb kinetic energy. By burning this fat, he can focus the energy from hits he's absorbed into a powerful counter-attack.
- Kevlard: His Quirk gives a highly flexible and cushion-like obese body that can even submerge people within it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: If he suffers extreme damage, he sheds his fat, and his body changes from looking cartoonish into a very muscular and heroic build, and his battle strategy switches from defense to offense.
- Mighty Glacier: He is very good at stomaching repeated attacks so long as they aren't bearing down on him with extreme force, and one of the Eight Bullets of the Hassai Group notes his defensive abilities are impressive.
- Nice Guy: He is always happy to help others and is especially nice to his interns Tamaki and Kirishima, praising their deeds as soon as he has the chance in front of the other heroes and giving them valuable advice.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He is far more cartoony than most characters in the manga, though he is drawn in normal fashion once his fat gets burned. However, he still has a wraparound mouth much like All Might does in his withered state, and looks like a cross between him and young Gran Torino.
- One-Hit KO: The end of his fight against Rappa and Tengai is him giving such a powerful punch that breaks Tengai's strongest barrier and launches both away.
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Or rather, gain power. The more he gets hit, the more energy he has to expend to keep them. But it also burns his fat quickly, and the stored impact can be unleashed as a Charged Attack.
Ken Takagi — Rock Lock
"We've come this far already, haven't we?! Just one last push! Think of what everyone went through to buy you time... don't waste it!"An ill-tempered and rough-edged hero with a surprisingly noble and straightforward side to him. He is a respecter of actions, not words, and calls out people when they don't deliver, but praises the worthy few.His Quirk is "Lockdown". It allows him to secure objects into a point of space, freezing them.
- Action Dad: Rock Lock is a pro hero with a newborn son who means the world to him.
- Adult Fear: He's also a husband and father, which translates to him being a hero with a stern dad mentality. Send kids into an environment they're not prepared to handle, and don't appear capable of handling, and he's bound to get mad.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Rock Lock doesn't believe in people who have Informed Ability; he believes in people who have demonstrable ability.
- Asshole Victim: Subverted. He initially appears to be a complete Jerkass, but after Toga stabs him, he's shown to just to have reasons for his behavior.
- Bait the Dog: Inverted, Takagi initially comes off as an asshole, but then we learn he's actually a nice guy who wants kids to stand on their own instead of being hyped up by U.A. and turning out to be disappointments.
- Black Dude Dies First: Subverted; he was shaping up to be the first hero killed in the raid on the Yakuza, but his injuries aren't lethal.
- Brutal Honesty: Do something he doesn't like when you could have done something else, expect a mouthful from him.
- Freudian Excuse: Turns out Ken has been wanting to have a kid of his very own, as has his wife. They finally had their first one not too long ago as of his debut story arc, and the man lives from a fatherly perspective, as he sees most children as unprepared to go into the harsh world of heroics.
- Happily Married: Takagi has a beautiful wife and they recent had a son at the end of last year (implying he's a December baby) as of the hero internship arc, which means his son was born right around the time Izuku finished his junior high education and was two months away from the U.A. exams and eight months into his training regimen.
- Hidden Depths: Rock Lock is actually a husband who has recently welcomed a little boy into the world that both parents wanted to have for a long time. What he says to people doesn't match what he's really thinking; he may sound like a condescending jerk, but he's really more of a "prove to me you're not inept" kinda jerk.
- Humble Hero: If you make him eat his words, he acknowledges you and will realize he pegged you all wrong. He's just stubborn and won't admit it to anybody out in the open that he made an unfair assessment. He also recognizes how the kid heroes of UA have completely put the adult heroes of the pro circuit to shame.
- Jerkass: Zigzagged; he has some shades of jerk, but he's not a totally bad guy. This guy won't cut anybody slack if they fail at heroism, even if it wasn't their fault. He blames people just on the basis of perceived inadequacy and he's incredibly dickish toward student heroes if they aren't up to snuff because he either thinks they've got rocks for brains and they can't get with the program, or don't have the experience necessary to handle the tough stuff. But if a child shows him up and proves they are not all talk, he gives them credit where credit is due.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Regardless of his behavior during the meeting, he is a hero and shows concern when Amajiki decides to face three Elite Mooks on his own. Later, it's revealed that he's a father and was actually just worried that the kids would get hurt.
- Just a Kid: Intuitively deconstructed. He doesn't really appreciate the company of the U.A. students (accusing a couple of not pulling their weight), much less working with them. For the most part, he considers children to be children, and the really dim bulbs among them to be total blockheads. However, he's not totally dismissive of kids. He's afraid for their safety and angry other heroes would let kids see action before they're ready. That's cause he sees them from the perspective of a father, being one.
- Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: Deconstructed; he dislikes how UA plays up its students and how it makes people view them through popularity goggles. He respects individuals, not reputations; at the end of the day, an organization's backing is just words on paper to him. He has a tendency to operate on his own terms and mouth off to anybody who isn't on the same page, but will give credit where credit is due. He holds people to such high standards that it's hard for him to play well with others, because he measures people based on competence, not their credentials, and if they let him down, he's not gonna give them any slack. This doesn't mean he's unforgiving. He will cooperate, give people some slack, and knows his Quirk is useful in joint operations, so he doesn't mind having his services enlisted or admitting his mistakes in private, and he's got a loving wife and baby son back at home.
- Space Master: His Quirk is a limited application of this. It solely allows him to freeze objects in place, which is still fairly useful, just not overpowered like the trope usually is.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Rock Lock is about the worst team player on Sir Nighteye's taskforce. He wants to do things his way and hates it when others screw up when he thinks he could have done better if he was in charge. He narrowly avoids slipping into It's All About Me territory because he knows his own limits and when he really does need to rely on others for help, and is surprisingly humble at the core of his character.
- Token Minority Couple: A African-American married to a Caucasian woman.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: His baby son, who looks just like him and seems to have missed his mom's side of the gene pool.
The Sand Hero. He has a noble way of speaking and thinking.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Shows up after the climax of the Internship Arc unannounced to deal with the League of Villains.
- Animal Motifs: Tigers. Snatch's moustache resembles tiger fangs, and he can transform his sand into the shape of a saber-tooth tiger to attack.
- Badass Moustache: He has a very angular and bold handlebar moustache.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Snatch can turn his body into a cloud of sand and use it to restrain opponents and block attacks.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: He is the natural enemy of Tomura's Decay, which requires Tomura to hold a solid object with all his five fingers. Because sand is fluid and made of particles, Snatch can fight Tomura in close range with no problem.
- Logical Weakness: Dabi caught him by surprise while he was rescuing the lives of those jeopardized by Mr. Compress's attempt to wreck the prison convoy, under the logic that heroes always rush to save the lives of others first.
- Uncertain Doom: Trapped in a compression sphere by Mr. Compress in a half-transformed state while encircled by Dabi's flames. Dabi assumes Snatch is probably going to be killed because he couldn't change into sand in time.
Former One For All Users
The first user of One For All
Currently unnamed, he is the first user of "One For All". He was the brother of the wielder of "All For One". He tried and failed to defeat his villainous brother, and for reasons no-one is certain of yet, received from his brother a Quirk that stockpiles power. It turned out he already had an innate Quirk, although its only power was that the user could transfer it to others. These two Quirks combined to form One For All. He still could not defeat his brother, but was able to pass his Quirk down to successors.
- Blinding Bangs: In the flashback sequences.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel to his brother, the villainous wielder of "All for One".
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His power seemed useless until the owner got another Quirk that stockpiles power. The two Quirks would combine to form "One For All".
- No Name Given: As of now, he is completely unnamed.
- Posthumous Character: Is presumed to be deceased.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: As the source of "One For All". Interestingly, he actually failed to defeat his brother in the past, and was forced to leave his task to his successors.
- Super Empowering: His Quirk would have been useless if his brother didn't give him another one.
- Super Prototype: Inverted, since One for All is cumulative. As such, he's the weakest One for All user.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His Quirk was so useless that no-one knew it existed at first. Its power was that it could be transferred to another person. Otherwise, the Quirk had no effect...
"Take pride, Toshinori! You're not like the others who're born with what they have. You worked hard to win your power!"All Might's predecessor and the 7th wielder of One For All. She died many years ago in battle against All For One, but not before passing her Quirk to All Might first.
- Action Girl: Implied, considering she was the previous One For All user.
- Irony: After her husband was killed by a villain, she put her child into foster care so as to keep them from harm and forbade All Might and Gran Torio from making contact with them. However said child soon grew up and had a kid of their own who would later become a villain. Moving into Tearjerker territory, it is also all but stated that child was murdered by villains anyway.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She is Tomura Shgaraki's grandmother, though The Reveal is not done between the family members themselves, but rather two people closely related to them (in this case, All Might and All For One. Bonus points for the latter being a Darth Vader Clone).
- Meaningful Name: Much in the same vein of Izuku and Toshinori, her name contains the number she represents in the One For All Lineage, being that Nana means "Seven"
- The Mentor: One toward All Might, at least before her death.
- Posthumous Character: She dies long before the start of the story.
- Precursor Hero: She was the previous user of One For All, and was All Might's mentor.
- Samus Is a Girl: Midoriya even referred to her as a "he" when asking Gran Torino about All Might's predecessor. This clued Torino in that All Might was telling Midoriya almost nothing about his quirk.
- Seven Is Nana: Naturally, the seventh user of One For All is called Nana.
- Stepford Smiler: A subversion. Nana believes that a hero shall smile at all time to give hope to those who they are saving and must always say that everything is ok, this is something All Might took from her.
- Undignified Death: All for One claims that her death at his hand was utterly shameful, but All Might shuts him up before he can elaborate.