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    Sludge Villain

"Don't worry. I'm just hijacking your body. Calm down. It'll only hurt for about 45 seconds... then it'll be all over."

A minor criminal and main antagonist of the series' first chapter.
  • Ambiguously Human: Of all the "humans" introduced so far, he is definitely the least human-like.
  • Blob Monster: A mud-like entity.
  • Go for the Eye: His eyes are essentially the only part of him at all vulnerable to physical attacks, and even attacking them only stuns him for a few seconds.
  • Grand Theft Me: He is able to take over the bodies of victims, and is also able to use their Quirks against their will.
  • Human Shield: Uses Bakugou as one to keep the heroes from attack him. It works until All Might creates enough gusts strong enough to blow him off of Bakugou.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Physical attacks are mostly useless against him, but he's still vulnerable to Blow You Away, so All Might manages to beat him by punching the air against him really hard.
  • No Name Given: He is never given a name. The closest thing he has to one is the name people gave to the event he was part of, "The Sludge Incident".
  • Orifice Invasion: His method of killing his potential skin suits is to force his substance into their mouths and nostrils until they suffocate before taking the body entirely.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Almost literally. All Might manages to imprison him in a plastic bottle in their first fight, but he is still able to easily escape.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: If it weren't for his existence, Midoriya would never have convinced All Might to make him his successor, let alone met him. He also provided an important ego-shattering defeat for Bakugo, kickstarting his slow Character Development.
  • Starter Villain: He is just a random criminal who serves to kickstart the plot and to showcase All Might's overwhelming power.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He attacks middle schoolers Midoriya and later Bakugo with the intention of killing them to hide in their bodies until All Might gives up the chase.

    Chizome Akaguro — "Hero Killer" Stain
Voiced by: Go Inoue (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English)

"Both this sham-filled society... and the criminals who wield their power in the name of petty mischief... are targets of my purge... All for the sake of a better society... "

An independent villain who is famous for killing or crippling heroes that he considers "fakes" (essentially, Heroic Wannabes). He allies himself with the League of Villains not only to make it stronger, but also to strengthen Tomura as a villain as well. His Quirk is "Bloodcurdle".

A character in the prequel spinoff manga Illegals, Stendhal, appears to share some similarities with Stain. The nature of their connection is (while heavily implied at first) only confirmed after Chapter 11.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Field Training Arc.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Played with. A guy that can paralyze anyone through the tasting of their blood sounds as villainous as one can get, but the fact is that he was once an aspiring hero student himself, so at one point he was a case of Bad Powers, Good People.
  • Berserk Button: Hypocrisy. Namely, people who lack a clear sense of conviction, as in anyone who falls outside of Black and White Morality - essentially crooked people who waiver in the grey. It splits into two major categories: anyone who claims to be a hero but runs on selfish motivation, and anyone who chooses to be a villain but goes about it aimlessly. Anyone who falls under the second category are the people he hates most. Additionally, if someone's convictions waiver, he considers it a sin, because it makes them unworthy to wield power, especially without knowing what they plan on doing with it or going back on what they said they stood for.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside Shigaraki, he was the main antagonist of the Field Training Arc. Also counts as The Heavy of the arc, as Shigaraki had more of an observer role during it.
  • Blood Lust: Part of Stain's Quirk requires bloodshed, and every single one of his attacks is designed to wound his victims. After he tears people apart, he feasts on their blood.
  • Blood Magic: Not quite magic, per se, but ingesting a person's blood allows Stain to then immobilize them with his Quirk. Certain blood types are more susceptible to this than others.
  • The Cameo: He makes a surprise reappearance in Chapter 94 sharing the same prison as All For One.
  • Close-Range Combatant: His only ranged attacks seem to be hurling knives or his sword. This helps close the distance to use his Quirk.
  • Combat Pragmatist: A vicious fighter who ambushes solitary targets in dark alleyways. He'll also attack while an enemy is speaking.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: An interesting aversion with Stain. He's pretty deadly in a one on one fight, because once he draws his opponent's blood, he can paralyze them for a few minutes, which is more than enough time for him to kill his opponent, or at least maim them if he decides to let them live. Todoroki later notices that Stain's movements and attacks, while still deadly, is a little sloppier once he, Midoriya, and Iida are all fighting him simultaneously, compared to when he was going one on one with the villain.
  • Costume Porn: Stain has one of the most intricate and detailed designs out of anybody shown in the series, with little touches such as chains on his boots and a watch on his left wrist.
  • Death Glare: Midoriya loses heart just staring into Stain's cold and piercing eyes, because unlike the villains who invaded the USJ building who were mostly talk, Stain's eyes are those of a killer. A real killer.
  • Determinator: Absolutely will not give up in his quest. When he's outnumbered and put into a disadvantageous position, he just fights that much more viciously. Even after being beaten into unconsciousness, he summons the strength to paralyze the winged Noumu and stab it in the brain when it tries to carry Deku away. In the end, he only relents after passing out from a broken rib perforating his own lung.
  • Died Standing Up: Subverted. At the end of his fight with Deku, Iida and Todoroki his broken ribs perforates his lung, but it's not lethal and he passes out while standing.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Notice how he keeps on rambling about 'resolve'? Well, let's just say that the whole thing started out with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech he misunderstood entirely.
  • Dual Wielding: With his katana and any one of his array of knives.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Stain appears as The Stinger in the season 1 finale of the anime in order to entice viewers for season 2.
  • Enemy Mine: Toward Tomura and the League of Villains. Despite their starkly opposite opinions of All Might, they're able to make a tentative alliance over their shared desire to destroy the status quo.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • In spite of being a mass-murdering loon, Stain finds Tomura and his plans to be vile, equating him to a child throwing a temper tantrum, and stating that spilling blood without (what he considers to be) a proper cause is senseless.
    • His reasoning for crippling and even killing heroes is that they don't adhere to his standard for what a hero must be like. Personal pride, vendetta, or just not measuring up are all reasons for Stain to target you. In a sense, you call it "Evil Because He has Standards."
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • His respect for All-Might and desire for justice (though, a more extreme example) makes him another one for Midoriya. Gran Torino also compares him to All-Might in that his charisma is essentially a darker counterpart of All-Might's "symbol of peace" persona.
    • The conflict between him and Tomura is also a villainous echo of the one between All Might and Endeavor. Like Endeavor, Tomura is essentially a rival who resents Stain's popularity among the villain community and doesn't get why Stain gets so much respect and adulation.
  • Evil Is Cool: In-Universe, after Stain is captured many people including Iida admit that for a crazed murderer there was something "cool" about him. So much so that he inspired many up and coming villains to take up his cause and join the League of Villains.
  • Fallen Hero: As it turns out, he once was an aspiring hero himself, and went to a prestigious institution to train. However, after less than a full year there, he became jaded when he felt that the system had decayed and that heroes weren't becoming heroes for the right reasons anymore. And after spending some time as a street soapbox advocate for his ideals; he decided that violence, not words, was necessary in order to get his message across and to fix the system.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Since he needs to draw blood from his target before he can use his paralysis Quirk on them.
  • For Want of a Nail: Twofold in the Illegals Prequel:
    • Had it not been for Knuckle Duster's speech, Stain's philosophy might have never been formed.
    • He was this close to killing Kuin Hachisuka, had he only paid more attention.
  • Four Is Death: His pattern is that whenever he operates in a particular area, he attacks at least four heroes before moving on.
  • The Fundamentalist: He has a very specific view of what a true hero is, and anyone who strays from it even in the slightest is targeted by him. This is especially evident by him going after Iida's brother; even though Stain's rants are about heroes who are only in it for money, fame and prestige, Iida's brother doesn't seem to care about either and is a pretty nice guy, but treats his profession as if he's simply inheriting the family business instead of acting out of any kind of heroic calling, which earns him Stain's wrath. Todoroki even calls him this during their confrontation.
  • Hero Killer: Has single-handedly killed and maimed dozens of professional heroes, one-shots a Noumu while already beaten to hell and then promptly intimidates two seasoned heroes without even trying. It's in his name and this is why.
  • Irony: He wants to purge society of heroes who only seek fame and glory. He's used by the League of Villains to promote villainy, exactly the opposite of his intentions.
    • The fact that Endeavor, a defining example of the Fake Heroes he sought to destroy, took credit for defeating him.
    • Despite his goal being changing the attitudes of professional heroes, the idea that someone who he saw as unworthy barely a few minutes ago would have an epiphany and agree with his criticisms (Iida, who had been berated by Stain for pursuing revenge over saving people) is apparently something he either simply isn't used to, didn't expect to happen, or he has such a low opinion of heroes that his brain can't handle it properly, as it throws him off his game during his major battle with Deku, Iida and Todoroki.
    • The fact that his former self Stendhal - who was, for added Irony, actually murdering villains - was fitting his definition of a 'fake hero' down to a T.
    • Stain's entire philosophy was accidentally created when he misunderstood the lecture Knuckle Duster gave to Kouichi about what is wrong with people who just put on a mask and think that they've become something else altogether just because of it. For further Irony, Knuckle Duster is a seemingly Quirkless Blood Knight Vigilante, and is as such a Foil to All Might, the one person that the present Stain believes to be a 'true hero'.
  • Killing Intent: One so terrifying that it freezes everyone in place, even Endeavor.
  • Knife Nut: Along with his katana, he has several combat knives on his person. Some of them are readily visible, but a few are hidden in his gear and a ton of sharp spikes on his boots. He needs all these blades because he relies on drawing blood to cripple his opponents.
  • Knight Templar: His goal might be considered noble to an extent, but his methods to attain said goal are definitely cruel and horrifying.
  • Leitmotif: "Hero-goroshi" (Meaning "Hero Killer" in English).
  • Licking the Blade: Not only does this show that he is a major psycho, but it's also his main method of activating his Quirk.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's so fast that Todoroki's fire and ice attacks can't keep up with him. When he gets serious, even Deku's 5% "Full Cowl" is outpaced. He's also strong enough to easily cut through Todoroki's ice. It's especially notable because his strength and speed aren't related to his Quirk.
  • Logical Weakness: On paper, his Quirk combined with his fighting style makes him near unbeatable. In practice however, the unpredictability of his opponent's blood type and the fact that his strength and speed are purely his own means that Stain can only handle one or two competent fighters at once. Any more than that and he can be quickly overwhelmed.
  • Loony Fan: Of All Might. He attacks other heroes out of a belief that they've corrupted All Might's heroic ideal.
  • Made of Iron: The guys took several heavy blows from Deku, Todoroki and Iida that busted up his ribs and would've downright killed a normal person. He wasn't wearing any form of armor during the fight against the three either nor can his Quirk make any defensive capabilities. Yet no sooner then he was dragged out from the ally, he managed to get back on his feet, save Deku from a flying Nomu and was fully prepared for a fight with Endeavor, with only one of his ribs hitting his lung that stopped him.
  • Meaningful Name: Killing seventeen named heroes and crippling twenty-three to the point of being unable to fully recover, including Ingenium, Iida's brother, demonstrably shows that his moniker is no joke.
  • Nightmare Face: On the verge of passing out, he gets so angry that he rips off his mask and shows everyone his grotesque skeletal features from the loss of his nose underneath to strike extreme terror into his opponents, and he throws off a Death Glare so potent that his eyes start wiggling around in their sockets. It freaks everybody out, even Endeavor.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: He's got the ideals and look of one. With how he's drawn, he looks like a cross between a Frank Miller and a Rob Liefeld character.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Even for My Hero Academia, Stain has a particularly menacing design.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Possibly as a result of his Quirk, but definitely a creepy and prominent trait. It also comes in handy when licking the blood of others to use his Quirk.
  • Secret Test of Character: Uses this on Tomura, as Stain believes people only show their true face at death's door.
  • Self-Harm: The crazy bastard cut off his own nose and pitched it down a sink, for crying out loud!
  • Shout-Out: His lack of a nose, bandana-mask, and the several sharp implements he wears on his person make Stain look like the Ninja Turtles during their Darker and Edgier early years.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's only appeared outside of cameos in a single arc thus far, but his influence on the series both narratively and thematically is considerable.
  • Serial Killer: Of the Mission-Based variety. Stain thinks that he is making the world a better place by killing/crippling "fake" heroes.
  • Tautological Templar: Essentially, he believes that what he is doing is the right thing and is so dedicated that he matches the heroes in convictions.
  • The Noseless: Has a very strange, noseless facial structure that, when combined with his face mask/bandanna, oddly makes him bear more than a passing resemblance to an evil Ninja Turtle.
    • Once his mask is off, it's revealed that he almost definitely DID have a nose at one point, but now all that's left is a hole in the middle of his face.
    • The Illegals series finally reveals the full story behind it: After getting briefly knocked out in his battle against Knuckle Duster, he completely misinterprets the speech Knuckle Duster gives to Kouichi about people who think that just by putting on a mask they automatically become invincible, as they are ultimately forgetting that they are still humans and thus lack the needed resolve. He stands up, briefly clashed with Knuckle Duster again and paralyzed him before using the opportunity to flee, all while 'thanking' Knuckle Duster for 'enlightening him' through his 'teachings'. He decides to amp up his training as he was still lacking in some areas of combat. That being said, due to his newfound obsession with resolve, something that he came to believe to be the core of true heroism and in order to set himself apart from the 'fakes who lack resolve', he settled to demonstrate his own resolve to change society by cutting off his nose, which is already badly broken in. In doing so, he makes it impossible for a mask to ever adorn his full face ever again beyond a simple cloth around his eyes. At that time he also almost succeeded in murdering Kuin Hachisuka.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Actually turns this around on himself, saying that All Might is the only "true" hero there is, and therefore he can't allow any other hero to defeat him.
  • The Paragon:
    • In a rather dark twist of this trope, his hero-killing actions actually end up causing heroes to become more aware and competent at their jobs, with the murdered heroes being treated as "sacrifices" to reach that result.
    • In an ironic twist, it turns out that, after his defeat and his philosophy become more well-known, he becomes a paragon of a different kind; now several villains, being affected by his words and hearing about his affiliation with a "League of Villains", are starting to gravitate towards the League.
  • The Paralyzer: His Quirk allows him to immobilize victims by ingesting their blood. The blood type of the victim also affects how long Stain can keep them locked down, in order of O, A, AB, and B with O being the shortest and B being the maximum eight minutes.
  • Rasputinian Death: Well, technically he survives, but it takes a lot of effort from Midoriya, Iida, and Todoroki to take him down. And despite that, he manages to briefly escape, kills a flying Noumu which had taken Midoriya hostage. It's only because he loses consciousness from a broken rib piercing his lung that he's stopped.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His outfit has no sleeves and he is one of the toughest villains in the series.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Kind of. Stain wasn't actually part of the Villain Allaince, but Gran Torino believes that the Big Bad behind the Alliance used Stain to give them publicity, of a sort.
  • Vader Breath: Breathes rather loudly and raggedly with a "Hahh..." sound effect, with it often punctuating his speech.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Todoroki notes that he lost his composure during the main fight when Iida admitted his criticisms were correct, contributing to his defeat, causing him to completely forget about Deku, who was able to blindside him during the final clash. Stain claims that no person can change their true nature in just a few minutes, so it's obvious that his brain couldn't handle the notion that Iida's epiphany was genuine, even though changing the attitude of professional heroes for the better is his entire goal.
  • Villain Has a Point: He chastises Iida during their fight for his need for vengeance, rather then trying to focus on helping a fellow hero which Stain injured. He then drives in the nail further by stating that Iida's actions taken are the furthest thing from being a hero. Of course, as stated above, once Iida actually did admit to these critisims, he couldn't seem to realized he had gotten through to him.
  • Villain Respect: He respects All Might and Deku because, of all the heroes he faced, they're a pair of the truest heroes of all. Heck, it's to the point where the Hero Killer willingly saves Deku when a flying Noumu kidnapped the guy.
    • In the past, he practically venerated Knuckle Duster after the later 'enlightened him'.
  • Villainous Rescue: Saves Midoriya from a flying Noumu. Made much more dramatic because he had just been beaten by Midoriya, Iida, and Todoroki just moments before.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: He likes Deku because he's one of the few who unambiguously embodies what he feels a true hero is. This was probably a factor in him saving Deku from a flying Noumu, that was about to carry him off to who knows where.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Quirk-wise, he's not as strong as say, Todoroki or Deku. But he's honed his skills to the point that his Quirk can be used to its maximum potential. Combat ability-wise, he's on par with Eraserhead in this regard.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He targets heroes he consider unworthy, those who act for their own personal sake first and foremost instead of others'. Considering he's willing to spare, even rescue those he deems worthy, he's not entirely wrong.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Iida for focusing blindly on avenging his brother, rather than aiming to save the hero Stain injured.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Gives Iida a chance to back off when he notices how young he is, but decides to make an example of him when Iida calls himself Ingenium, a hero. He also attacks Midoriya and Todoroki when the two join up with Iida later.
    Stain: Be careful of what you say. Depending on the situation, even children can become targets.
    Iida: Are you saying that I am... not even a target? Then listen, criminal! I am the younger brother of a hero you attacked. The younger brother of a most excellent older brother! I have come to stop you in his place! Remember my name for as long as you live! Ingenium. It is the name of the hero who will defeat you!
    Stain: I see. ... Die.
  • You Will Be Spared: If he considers a Hero to have proved themselves as truly being heroic, Stain will spare their life, even if he has them at his mercy.
    • He will even go so far as to save them from others he considers to be wrong, such as when one of the mutated monsters grabs Midoriya, who at this point had proven himself to Stain as a real hero, and flies away with him, Stain kills the monster and brings Midoriya to safety.

Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese)

"The end! You're just a brat. Since you came here uninvited, you'll have to die!"

A drug runner and the oldest sibling among a group of four octopod criminals. His Quirk makes him like an octopus/kraken. His younger siblings are triplets; two brothers and a sister who are all squid-like in terms of Quirk.

    Reservoir Dogs

"Too bad isn't it, Mr. Hero?! We're not alone! One, two... We're team "Reservoir Dogs"! Don't you forget it!""

A group of villains who appear to rob a convenience store in the surge of crime after All Might's retirement.
  • Always Someone Better: They manage to take down a pro hero, but are soon defeated by Overhaul's own group of villains.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: When they first appeared, it looked as if Overhaul had killed them via Body Horror. However, when they're referred to later while describing Overhaul's "destroy and repair" quirk, they're not only fine but apparently the whole experience removed ailments they'd been suffering beforehand.
  • Evil Is Petty: Lampshaded by Overhaul; how despite being made up of several villains gathered together, the group is content with merely robbing convenience store registers.
  • Harmful Healing: Their true fate, after being seemingly killed by Overhaul. After the intense pain, they saw their respective physical and mental diseases being entirely healed.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: They are used just to showcase Chisaki's villainy and power, as well as the Body Horror he can create with his quirk. Subverted in the sense that they aren't killed in the end.
  • Shout-Out: To the movie of the same name.

    Gentle & La Brava
"I have to accomplish greater exploits."

"I wish for my name to be etched in history. Yes, it is I, Gentle!"

A villain with a desire to be viewed by many, he performs crimes for the sake of drawing heroes to him so he can put on performances that are put online for the world to see, aided by his sidekick and camerawoman, La Brava.
  • 0% Approval Rating: In the most literal sense. The negative reception on his Youtube videos is overwhelming, but one of his videos in particular is shown to have 0 likes and 785 dislikes. This implies that not even La Brava liked them!
  • Affably Evil: He may hold up cashiers at knife point, but he does not seem to mean any actual harm and doesn't even care much for the money itself, only in the fact that it will draw heroes to him. Additionally, he genuinely cares about La Brava, even going so far as to say that the day she showed up at his doorstep was when his gloomy days came to an end.
  • Anti-Villain: Gentle acknowledges that the Hero World is more Reactive than Proactive, specifically lacking situational awareness. One of his goals in targeting U.A. for his next video is to make the Heroes realize this, and make the students stronger by reacting to someone like him getting into their school.
  • Ascended Fangirl: La Brava went from being Gentle's (possibly only) die-hard fan to his personal assistant, partially thanks to her hacking skills, which she used to find out where he lived and move in with him.
  • Attention Whore: Every crime he commits seems to be for the purpose of getting as many people to view him as possible. In fact, he doesn't mind at all that the police is watching the videos and also decides to do bigger crimes with the simple intent of getting more views. Played With later on, as Gentle does have noble intentions aside from views, such as exposing corrupt businesses and aiding the Hero Society in realizing their flaws.
  • The Dandy: His clothes definitely give off this air, with his fancy cape and cowl, pinstriped pants, and well-groomed hair.
  • Epic Fail: Granted, Gentle was expecting a hero or two to show up for his J-store video. What he didn't see coming, was ''five'' heroes showing up and ready to take him on instead. Cue Gentle's frozen smile, a "cut" and a swift beatdown of the heroes off-screen before the camera came back on, showing him leave the scene in style and victory instead.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Criticizes Stain and the League of Villains for being too violent and malicious.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Gentle and La Brava's eyes are shaped like two circles one inside the other. (Remarkable in that they share the same eye type despite being in a Cast of Snowflakes).
  • Fangirl: La Brava, who might be Gentle's biggest (and only) fan, while also serving as his sidekick in charge of spreading his videos around online repeatedly.
  • Foil: Gentle serves as one to Stain. Both are disillusioned with the Hero World and act to change it. Whereas Stain murders heroes that do not fit his ideals in the hopes others will change, Gentle instead launches attacks on lesser-known establishments to draw heroes out and defeat them, leaving them alive in the hopes they will understand their mistakes and gain crisis awareness.
  • Gentleman Thief: Invoked. Gentle explicitly states that this is the image he's going for.
  • High Collar of Doom: Gentle has one of these as part of his outfit.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Gentle's online presence, as unpopular as he may be, makes it reasonable that someone would recognize him if they heard his voice and saw his figure in person. This results in a confrontation with Izuku because he recognized him on the way back to school before Gentle could even start his plan. He also only spoke to Izuku because of Izuku's mention of expensive tea, Gentle's favorite hobby and calling card of his crimes, which lead to Gentle saying too much.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Thanks to La Brava (though proportioned like a teen or adult woman) being about as tall as Mineta, when they show up side by side, she reaches about his waist.
  • Karmic Thief: He claims to punish those that act "ungentlemanly", such as robbing a convenience store that hides the expiration dates of its products.
  • Laughably Evil: Thanks to Gentle's unnecessarily flashy style and their villainy being based on committing petty crimes to record it and get youtube views.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Gentle tries to uphold this kind of image for his "fanbase", may it be in fashion or taste, tries.
  • Mega Twintails: La Brava's twin tails are big enough to reach past her waist.
  • Motifs: Hearts for La Brava. She has several hearts in her outfit, including using it as earrings and in her belt. Even her twintails draw a sort of heart shape (see the image).
  • No Indoor Voice: Whether she's fangirling over Gentle or expressing general frustration, La Brava's dialogue box leaves no room for subtlety.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: La Brava is an extremely cartoony character, nearly out of place of the manga, not unlike the style in which Mineta is drawn.
  • Not Quite Flight: Among other things, his Quirk requires a free airspace to be used stealthily across it, hence the reason why he scratches out the option of an airborne entrance upon UA, in favor for a more subtle approach across the ground.
  • Playful Hacker: La Brava, who puts all her skills as a master hacker into the sole purpose of etching Gentle's name into history rather than genuine criminal activities.
  • Reality Ensues: Gentle's attempts at looking cool by pouring tea to himself while holding the teapot above his head and the teacup at about waist level always ends up as expected, in complete failure and making an unnecessary mess instead.
    • A villain who films their own exploits, even if they aren't popular, and talks to the audience has a pretty good chance of being recognized almost immediately if they were to step out on the street and talk to someone.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The tiny La Brava is the master hacker of the duo compared to the relatively technologically impaired Gentle.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to the way written Japanese handles "L" and "V" sounds, Gentle's sidekick has been translated into everything from "La Brava" (which is the official translation) to "Love Lover" and even "Love Rubber".
  • Stealth Mentor: His intention behind his UA infiltration-video, as his appearance there would, in his words, "...allow the little saplings to grow up strongly".