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- The Ace: The ranked heroes are comprised of the best pro-heroes in the business
Enji Todoroki — Endeavor
- 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.
- 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 as All Might then retired before Endeavor could beat him.
- 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.
- Arc Villain: Arguably of the Sports Festival Arc, as everything Shouto does during it leads back to him.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He's the hero with the highest tally of solved cases in the world, and is shown that he has well honed deductive abilities, analyzing Hero Killer Stain's actions to predict he'd go back to the place he struck before to finish a pattern instead of moving on to another area. The only other person who figured out Stain's pattern of movements was Tenya Iida, his son's classmate whose brother was maimed by Stain.
- Badass Beard: It's made of fire! Also, it can be turned on and off.
- 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. Which leads to his discovering All Might's weak form breaking his idolization of All Might thoroughly.
- 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.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced way before his son and the dramatic plotline that involves them.
- Completely Missing the Point: Believes that all that is needed for Shouto to surpass All Might and take the number one spot is having a superior Quirk power, ignoring that All Might is in the #1 spot because of how much effort he makes to be a positive role model in addition to his hero duties. This is Subverted later as he does seem to care more about the effort to reach the rank than the rank itself, so while still not getting most of the point, he at least understands how much work one has to do to accomplish that much.
- Death Glare: His eyes are full of hatred. It's capable of putting fear into the fearless.
- Despair Event Horizon: His inability to catch up to All Might is implied to have turned him into the major dick he is today, as well as making him decide to surpass All Might through a Superior Successor instead as he has apparently given up on doing it himself.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- He appears in an ad for U.A. in the third chapter.
- He appears even earlier in a TV screen in the first chapter.
- 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 Counterpart: Arguably to Bakugou. Much like Bakugou, he cares a lot about being number one. Similarly, he rejects the position when he feels he hasn't earned it properly.
- Evil Is Petty: Going to such extremes just to prove he's better then All Might.
- Flaming Hair: His beard and moustache. 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.
- 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.
- Also, he seems like this to Bakugou. Both are Fire Quirk users, over-competitive Jerkasses that let the idea of being number one completely take over their life. Endeavor is often seen as what Bakugou is doomed to become if he doesn't hold on to his most honorable side.
- He even reacts similarly to Bakugou when he gets promoted to the number one rank in wake of All Might's retirement. That was not how he wanted to win.
- Hatedom: Shouto implies that he has an in-universe one.
- Hate Sink: There is 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. The other closest thing would be wanting something to have an actual challenge. As evidenced with his disappointment that he only gained the position of No.1 hero due to All Might having to retire. Even if he doesn't regret his actions, he could still find them to have been rendered as pointless.
- Hidden Depths:
- Don't be mistaken. He's a dick of the highest degree, but for someone who ranks as No.2 Now No.1, due to All Might retiring 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....
- 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.
- 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.)
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: He has no qualms about calling his eldest children "things", 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.
- 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.
- Marital Rape License: 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 endeavour.
- '90s Anti-Hero: He doesn't have the name of one, but he does have the psychopathy, frequent use of excessive force, surly attitude, and single-minded determination of one.
- 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: Really, the flaming beard was a dead giveaway.
- 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.
- Pragmatic Villainy: If he ever does anything admirable, it's usually for his own personal gain.
- 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.
- Reality Ensues: He thinks power and the capacity to defeat villains is more important than his capacity to inspire and help people, which is an specially hateful attribute when compared to how good All Might was in both, it becomes then recognized in-universe that he has few fans and actually managed to gather a Hatedom.
- The fact that he is scary looking and threatening leads him to have very few female and children to like him, something lampshaded by Jin, considering he has been implied to be a rapist, this is made even worse.
- 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. It's even lampshaded in universe that there's a huge gap between them that Endeavor would never fulfill.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Adored by the public but a bastard of human being behind closed doors.
- Even then, it's later revealed that most of his fanbase consists of 20 to 40-year old men, and a lot of people think he's a bit dodgy because of his piss-poor attitude.
- 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.
- Wreathed in Flames: His costume is literally made of flames.
Tsunagu Hakamada — Best Jeanist
The 4th highest-ranked hero. He's the one that picks Bakugou for internship. His Quirk is "Fiber Master", which grants him manipulation powers over clothing.
- Action Fashionista: One of the top four heroes, and also a trendsetter.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Let's just be glad his Quirk didn't end up in the wrong hands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Because of this, All for One has no real reason to steal Best Jeanist's Quirk and just maims him brutally.
- 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
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.
The 9th highest ranked heroine. She employs Ochako Uraraka, Tsuyu Asui and Nejire Hadou.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Dragons, her helmet-ish head decoration is shaped like a dragon claw and even has dragon-like wings.
- Cool Big Sis: She shows signs of acting as one to her employees, particularly the three interns.
- Cute Little Fangs: Less noticeable than normal, but it's possible to see she has fangs instead of teeth.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Her quirk is the ability to turn into a giant dragon.
- Lady of War: Her hero costume is composed of a long night dress and gloves.
Kuugo Sakamata — Gang Orca
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.
- Big Fun: He seemed to enjoy playing the villian during the test.
- 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 can end as a...
- Designated Villain: In-universe. He was voted the 3rd most villainous-looking hero, which helps him play the villain role in a test. He is actually fairly proud of this.
- 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.
- Enemy Mine: Subverted and lampshaded. The immediate threat he represents is not enough to make Todoroki and Yoarashi work together, they actually stop to discuss between themselves while he is right in front of them and he calls them out on it:Gang Orca: "What exactly are you doing, in front of the enemy?"
- He is an invocation of this in universe: the part of the test where he is was created with the purpose of making heroes work together as to create a new generation of heroes that focus on teamwork and unity.
- Face of a Thug: His face is literally that of an orca's.
- Heroic Dolphin: Well, heroic killer whale. Same thing, technically.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Worf Had the Flu: Implied. During the license exam test, he was wearing a restrictive protector which hindered him; however, he also said he wasn't sure he would have won even without the restriction.
Shinji Nishiya — Kamui Woods
- Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English)
A pro hero with wooden powers. A newcomer to the hero circuit, but a nice example of what a traditional hero should be.
- Adaptational Badass: Sort of. His intro scene in the first episode of the anime gave him a better showing of his capabilities than the original manga rendition, making him more akin to a wood based Spider-Man without the wall crawling or sense of humor.
- 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.
- Those Two Guys: Frequently seen and working alongside Mount Lady. This even extends to the back cover of the first volume, where they are both featured.
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.
- 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 Smoking, Evil Smoking: Obviously falls under good, though not for those around him. All those carcinogens pester Mount Lady, who wishes he would stop smoking around her.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Deatharms 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.
Yu Takeyama — Mount Lady
A pro heroine with gigantification abilities. However, she's a shameless media glutton and not above using her looks to gain favors.
- 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, 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 get 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. However, she can slip on flatbed trucks and use them like boots if she needs to stomp something good and hard.
- It only seems to apply to her hero identity, since she wears high-heeled sandals in her fashionable civilian garb.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Ends up Played for Laughs, but whatever training Mineta received from Mount Lady left him traumatized.
- 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.
- Kill Steal: Defeats the villain Kamui Wood 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 Wood isn't buying it.
- 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".
- 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, it falls under this.
- 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.
- 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.
- Those Two Guys: Frequently seen alongside Kamui Wood. This even extends to the back cover of the first volume, where they are both featured.
Tensei Iida — Ingenium
Iida's elder brother and a super-popular hero who, according to Iida, values the rules and guides the people. Iida aspires to become a hero like him someday. After being almost killed by "Hero Killer" Stain, his legs become paralytic, presumably ending his hero career.
- 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.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Inverted. His organization accepts all able individuals regardless of whether or not they went to a major hero school like U.A. for as long as they are willing to work to help others and have not done anything illegal. Being a group of specialists in reconnaissance, search and rescue, and arresting high-speed criminals, the only real requirements are being a law-abiding and helpful citizen and having a good mobility Quirk.
- Career-Ending Injury: His legs are paralyzed after he was almost killed by Stain.
- 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.
- 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 interest in Kouichi after seeing his "boring Quirk" and quickly offers him a place at the Ingenium group after seeing the potential in it. After deducing that "The Crawler" is Kouichi, Tensei lets him go despite the fact that vigilantism is officially illegal, but knows he has to take back his business card for the safety of his organization and because of the fact that Kouichi already had a group to call his own. Even still, he challenges Kouichi to a friendly race for the heck of it.
- Not Quite Flight: Unlike Tenya, Tensei's exhaust comes out of his forearms, allowing him to hover slightly off the ground as he blasts off. He still has to run to continue on his way though.
- Passing the Torch: 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Obfuscating Insanity: His senility is mostly just an act.
- Old Master: One to Midoriya, and though he wasn't quite so old back then, to All Might.
- 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.
- 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: "The man who killed the possessor of One For All before you, my dear friend, and your mentor... Shimura- the very same man who punched a hole in your gut, All For One has swung into action again!"
Mizushima Masaki — Manual
The hero that Iida chose for internship. A "normal hero".
- 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.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Iida who interned with him in the hopes of running into Stain and avenging his brother.
A hero who works as a civil servant. Both Kirishima and Tetsutetsu wind up assigned to him. His Quirk is "Four Arms".
A hero who Ochako is assigned to. His Quirk is "Gatling Gun".
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".
- Prehensile Hair: Considering that her hair is made of living snakes.
- 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.
Wild Wild Pussycats
A four-person hero team that specializes in mountain and forest rescues. Their members are: Mandalay, Pixiebob, Ragdoll and Tiger.
- Adult Fear: Mandalay raises his 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.
- Also Ragdoll's quirk getting stolen. Think that as the same as a Career-Ending Injury, since she can no longer be a hero.
- 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.
- Berserk Button: As Deku quickly learns, do not bring up Pixiebob's age in any way while she's in earshot.
- Break the Cutie: Ragdoll went from the hyper Genki Girl of the group, to catatonic once her Quirk was stolen, to downright inconsolable rather quickly.
- Cat Girl: The overall theme of their costumes.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Pixiebob's Quirk, "Flowstone", lets her control dirt and rock.
- Depowered: Ragdoll had her Quirk stolen by All For One.
- Domino Mask: Tiger.
- Genki Girl: Ragdoll. 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.
- Mrs. Robinson: Pixie-Bob, while praising Midoriya, Iida, Bakugou, and Todoroki for defeating her magic beast can't wait to see what their potential will be like in three years.
- Ms. Fanservice: All of them... except Tiger.
- Odd Name Out: Tiger is the only one who's named after a big cat instead of a breed of domestic cat.
- The Omniscient: Ragdoll's Quirk, "Search", allows her to track up to 100 people at a time and know both their locations and weak points. And, unfortunately for her, given the strength of such a Quirk, it made Sensei leap at the chance to steal it when given the opportunity.
- The One Guy: Tiger, again.
- Rated M for Manly: Lampshaded. Tiger is definitely out of place in the Wild Wild Pussycats, sans costume. (And maybe the fact he was previously female).
- 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: Tiger has a very flexible body, thanks to his Quirk, "Soft Body".
- Telepathy: Mandalay's Quirk.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Tiger is all about this, except for his costume.
- Transsexual: Supplementary material states that Tiger is this, being formerly a woman.
- 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, and is mentioned that full team hero offices tend not to last long and are pretty rare. Particularly, this is shown as they all hold Ragdoll while she cries in the hospital due to losing her quirk.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ragdoll has teal hair.
Sir Night Eye
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Creepy Good: Despite his Face of a Thug and his talking and moving in a relatively creepy nature, he has very high regards of 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Jerkass: He is quite nasty with Midoriya due to his lack of humor and feeling he is inadequate.
- 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.
- Long Neck: Whenever he goes super deformed, his neck becomes very long, usually to a funny effect.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
Water Hose were Pro Heroes and Kouta's parents.
Sir Night Eye's sidekick.
Sir Night Eye's sidekick.
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: He was the winning entry in a character-design contest.
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.
- 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.
- Cool Big Bro: He is always happy to help others and is specially 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.
- Big Eater: His first appearance has him gobbling down an entire pan of takoyaki.
- Big Fun: He's a jovial guy, and even carries around candy for the kids.
- Kevlard: His Quirk gives a highly flexible and cushion-like obese body that can even submerge people within it.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He is far more cartoony than most characters in the manga.
An ill-tempered hero with a tendency to operate on his own. He doesn't play well with others, but his Quirk is useful in joint operations, so he doesn't mind having his services enlisted.
- Jerkass: 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 because he thinks they've got rocks for brains and they can't get with the program.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He gets mad at Nighteye for using his Foresight to predict the layout of the enemy's base of operations rather than checking to see if they will be successful in their rescue of Eri or not, which was arguably more important. However, Nighteye's concerns fell more on get in, get out, and avoid casualties. If heroes died along the way of her rescue, then the idea of it being a success would evaporate.
Kashiko Sekigai — Sensor Girl
Dadan Tadan — Lucky Strike
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".
- Magikarp Power: The power of One for All slowly grows as it's passed on through the generations.
- 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.
- 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...
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.
- 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).
- The Mentor: One toward All Might, at least before her death.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead 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: Turns out All Might's predecessor was female.
- Seven Is Nana: Naturally, the seventh user of One For All is called Nana.
- Walking Spoiler: She's the first known female user of One For All, and was the one who passed her Quirk to Toshinori, who would later become All Might. She is also Shigaraki's grandmother.