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- Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese), Jarrod Greene (English)
"There was no gateway to success here for me, not with this quirk! Not that someone as blessed as you would ever understand!"A student from the General Education Department. He believes that the students of the Heroics Department are arrogant and wants to show them up, though the truth is that he's jealous of their "perfect" Quirks, which are suitable for the combat-heavy world of heroics. His Quirk is "Brainwash", which allows him to control the minds of anyone who replies to him.
- Bad Powers, Good People: He wants to be a hero for the same reasons Deku does. It irritates him that everyone always treats his ability like a villainous power and act afraid of him because of it, despite his own determination to be a hero.
- Blessed with Suck: His Quirk is actually pretty great, but because of the way the Heroics entrance exam was designed, he knew he was fated to become only a General Ed. student despite clearly wanting to get into Heroics. Not to mention the constant teasing his Quirk got for being considered more adequate for villains.
- The Cameo: After his introduction in the Sports Festival arc he has only appeared a few times, usually a single page or panel, but these pages do heavily imply that his wish to be in the Hero Course is coming true.
- Compelling Voice: His Quirk in a nutshell, but only if he can get his target to reply to something he said first and he can still be very selective with it.
- Conditional Powers: He can only manipulate the minds of people who verbally respond to him. A fairly rough physical jolt will also break his control.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Has these, though he's actually a driven, but misunderstood individual.
- Cursed with Awesome: Despite the flaws his Quirk has for someone who wants to be a Hero, several of the Pros in the audience were capable of appreciating how useful his Quirk really is, and agreed with how unfair the Heroic's Entrance Exam was for students with Quirks like his.
- Foil: To Midoriya. Both want to be heroes and have their limitations. While Midoriya was naturally quirkless, Shinsou has a quirk, but it can't be used for battle and is considered by people as an "evil" quirk. Also, while Midoriya is The Paragon and tries to inspire people to follow him, Shinsou is closer to a Pragmatic Hero, seeing use in simply manipulating others with his quirk to achieve success in his plans.
- The Gadfly: Even after the match with Izuku was over he used his power twice on him while the two were having an otherwise serious discussion seemingly just to tease Izuku for being one of the few people who are comfortable talking to him despite his talent. He didn't do it to make Izuku do anything and even he seemed surprised when Izuku fell for his set up the second time. Thanking his teammates for their "hard work" after the cavalry battle could also be seen as this since his brainwashing left most of them at a loss for what just happened.
- I Shall Taunt You: Justified, in order to control people he needs them to verbally respond to him first, and a provocation is a good way to get it.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Side material says he's fond of cats, and as noted despite how others treat him he still wants to help people as a hero.
- Logical Weakness: As powerful as his Quirk is, it can be easily avoided by just remaining silent. He gets around this by being good at trash-talking his opponents to get under their skins and make them angry enough to forget they aren't supposed to respond, but it's not always a given.
- His Quirk is also completely useless against machines such as the robot enemies typically used in entrance exams for schools with heroics programs, because they lack organic brains to control.
- Looks Like Cesare: Dark blue/purple Messy Hair, pale complexion, and sunken-in eyes? Checks all around, which while it suits him it doesn't help him come across as someone who honestly wants to be a hero.
- Meaningful Name: "Shinsou" means "manipulating heart" and "Hitoshi" means "playing with people". Really subtle.
- Mind-Control Eyes: His victims get Empty Eyes.
- Mind Manipulation: His Quirk, which is why people are often initially uncomfortable with him as "stealing a person's free will just by talking to them" is very versatile and could be easily abused.
- Not So Different: Midoriya privately acknowledges that he also used to resent other people with Quirks before he obtained "One For All".
- Power Perversion Potential: When his classmates are seen talking to him in a flashback about how cool they think his "criminal" Quirk could be one of them quite obviously has his mind in the gutter, though Shinsou is understandably offended by assumptions like this.
- Refuge in Audacity: During the obstacle course, other students were carrying Shinso. It's a weird, one-off gag that becomes hilarious on repeat viewings.
- Squishy Wizard: Aizawa notes that Midoriya is simply more physically fit than Shinsou, so once Midoriya manages to break his mind control and the two enter a quirkless grappling match he overpowers him with relative ease.
- The Resenter: Doesn't think very highly of his own Quirk, and resents people like Midoriya who have more awesome powers.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is clearly blue in the manga and purple in the anime, unlike others.
- Voiced by: Azu Sakura (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
"Sorry for the sudden explosion!!"A student from the Support Department. She loves making gadgets and relishes the opportunity to show them off, but she's obsessed with them so much that she loses sight of everything else, making a scene at the expense of other people. She allies herself with Midoriya during the School Festival Cavalry Battle, and later helps him tinker with his costume when he needs to mitigate the damaging effects of One For All. Her Quirk is "Zoom", which gives her telescopic vision.
- Alliterative Name: Her full name is Hatsume Mei when ordered by the Japanese way of "family name first and given name after".
- Anime Hair: Her hairstyle looks like a bunch of sea anemone fronds.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Mei has a short attention span regarding anything that doesn't involve her babies.
- Attention Whore: Not for herself or her own Quirk, unlike the students in the Department of Heroics. Rather, her goal in the sports festival is to show off her "cute little babies" and get the attention of a big company. Her "fight" with Iida during the tournament is nothing but ten minutes of showing off her inventions before conceding the match.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Some of her ideas and inventions are downright ridiculous... or break too easily... or explode.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Mei may be a bit scatterbrained and she may have some seriously skewed priorities but there is no denying that she is a brilliant inventor. Her teacher even states that while she gets on his nerves the hero department kids would do well to befriend her because when it comes to inventing she has no equal.
- Crash-Into Hello: Technically, it's her second meeting with Midoriya, but when the latter attempts to enter the Support Department Classroom, Mei sets off an explosion and ends up landing on top of Midoiyia.
- Crazy-Prepared: She has a veritable treasure trove (or depending on the individual, one great big oversized junk drawer) of inventions just lying around at school to accommodate nearly any kind of situation.
- Ditzy Genius: A very intelligent Wrench Wench who lacks any Social Ques.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes look like crosshairs. Can be justified, given her quirk.
- Flash Step: As soon as Midoriya mentions that he'd like her to make gadgets for him, she zips right up to his face and says, "You have my attention."
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Iida and Uraraka are both not very fond of Mei. Iida because Mei used him as a guinea pig for her inventions during their tournament match and Uraraka because Mei keeps invading Midoriya's personal space and neglecting her.
- Even the spectators at the UA Sports Festival got quickly annoyed with her when she basically used the arena as a platform to advertise herself (well, you ARE supposed to do that, just not in the literal manner).
- Gadgeteer Genius: Goes without saying as a representative of the Department of Support.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: They compound the magnification of her Zoom Quirk.
- I Call It "Vera": Calls her gadgets her "cute little babies".
- Insane Troll Logic: What's the solution for when Iida's legs get tired from running. Strap boosters on his upper limbs and run with his arms!
- Manipulative Bitch: Downplayed. She's not an awful person, but she is an opportunist and will trick people into showing off her inventions if it gets her publicity. Iida found this out the hard way when she made him think she was going to play fair by giving him gadgets to use along with hers in their match, only to use the entire match to pitch her inventions
- Marshmallow Hell: Her landing on top of Izuku after an explosion nearly resulted in him being smothered by her hefty endowments by accident. Uraraka was not pleased.
- Meaningful Name: Her name comes from "hatsumei", the Japanese word for "invention".
- Motor Mouth: Rattles on and on about her how her gadgets can be useful for Midoriya as he's trying to find a teammate for Human Calvary during the Sports Festival. She gets so into it that she doesn't even notice Ochako.
- No Sense of Personal Space: When Midoriya requests help from the Department of Support for a new costume to better support his Quirk limitations, Mei immediately starts to invade his personal space. She even gives him an impromptu physical to get his measurements.
- No Social Skills: Because Mei spends most of her free time making new inventions, she has ended up with poor social skills with other students. Not helping matters she also have a short attention span to subjects that bores her.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Powerloader, who oversees the Support Department. He regularly gets annoyed with Hatsume's antics, which often result in chaos, and even threatens to kick her out on a regular basis.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Hatsume makes a big deal about all her inventions whenever she can, but her obsession with making it big clouds her mind so much she fails to recognize that she's not all that well-received.
- Steampunk: A modernized take of it. She has some aspects of the genre with her use of fancy and unusual machines, especially those fancy-looking antique-like pipe goggles of hers that she rarely takes off.
- Super Senses: Her Quirk "Zoom" gives her telescopic vision. It doesn't see much use, though, because she doesn't see a lot of action as a gadgeteer, and the one time she's used it thus far was at the sports festival- and not to scope out not the competition, but company executives.
- Teen Genius: Still a high school freshman, but she has a large and varied arsenal of gear intended to be used by heroes. She's even replicated equipment used by professional heroes.
- Traitor Shot: She tricked Iida into modeling her inventions by appealing to his sense of good discipline and earnesty. The aside look she makes after quitting the match to Iida is wicked.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The pink colour is actually the least strange part about her hair.
The Big Three
"I see you're all lacking any sort of rationality."The trio of third years considered to be the best among U.A. students. They are all very talented students who have been praised as being in equal if not above the level of pro heroes, however, they are also recognized as eccentric people.
—Aizawa, about the trio's incapacity of making a presentation
- The Ace: The trio is composed of the best UA students, with skill enough to compete even with pros.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The trio seems to be incapable of even making a simple explanation for how the internship system works (Tamaki gets shy, Nejire gets constantly distracted and Mirio wants to start a fight), they are, nonetheless, the best students in UA, all of their on-site skills also show them to be capable heroes, despite being only interns(Nejire particularly got herself an internship with the 9th ranked hero).
- Cloudcuckoolander: To say they are peculiar and quirky would be an understatement.
- Establishing Character Moment: Their presentation is this. Tamaki gets shy and can't talk to the class, Nejire distracts everybody by making personal questions to people and Mirio decides to stage a fight against Class 1-A.
- Large Ham: Even the awkward Tamaki is capable of chewing the scenery when it comes down to it. Mirio is by far the biggest one, to the point of being in All Might's level.
- Power Trio: Although they are yet to be seen working together, the three seem to hang out together a lot, being that Mirio and Tamaki are Childhood Friends and Nejire seem close to them.
- Senpai Kohai: They are the Senpais to Class 1A and each seem to have taken at least one 1A student under their wing. Mirio does this with Midoriya, Nejire with Uraraka and Tsuyu, and Tamaki with Kirishima. All of them got their Kouhais internships.
Mirio Togata — Lemillion
"If there's someone in trouble, or needs help, meddling in their affairs is standard protocol for a hero, isn't it?"A blond boy who meets up with Midoriya one day and is later revealed to be one of The Big Three. His Quirk, "Permeation", allows him to phase through solid objects, living beings, sound waves, and even light.
- The Ace: So much that the director suggested him to be All Might's successor.
- Book Dumb: He holds very bad grades, however, he is quite capable as a hero.
- Childhood Friends: He and Tamaki have been friends since third grade.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Not to the extent of the other two, but still...
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Very downplayed since he is peculiar too, but he seems to be this to the other two in some degree.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is a major weirdo in class, but shows how scarily powerful he is when it comes to combat.
- Curbstomp Battle: Defeats half of Class 1-A in less than six seconds. Doesn't take much to take down the other half either.
- Deconstruction: Of Intangibility powers. Because of his permeability, he becomes temporarily blind and deaf, since light and sound waves pass right through him instead of being reflected. He also becomes unable to breathe due to the air suddenly displacing itself from his lungs, and if his feet go out he'll fall through solid ground. It took him a lot of training to have an excellent control of it, despite the drawbacks. However, the difficulty of making his Quirk usable as a hero, alongside with how traumatizing using his Quirk feels, would make most other people back off from heroics.
- Determinator: Flashbacks show that his quirk was full of small details and is incredibly difficult to use and in order to train his quirk to be able to only pass his face through a wall, he needed to hit his face against a wall several times until he could finally use it properly. The fact he was able to master it was a feat of incredible dedication.
- Difficult, but Awesome: His Quirk is very hard to use and has several downsides, such as temporarily taking away his ability to see, hear, and breathe. If his feet become impermeable, he will even fall through the floor. (And he can't keep his clothes on, either.) Yet with extensive training, he's perfected a lightning-fast combat style that makes short work of Class 1-A.
- Full-Frontal Assault: His Quirk, when activated, doesn't allow him to keep his clothes. He's only able to avert it with his Hero outfit due to it being made with fibers of his own hair, which allow it to phase with him.
- Good Bad Bugs: Referenced in-universe. His ability to instantly show up aboveground when deactivating his Quirk while underground is compared to one of those. The proper term for this kind of video game bug is known as Clipping, where characters and the like pass through objects, environments, and scenery because the game's programming/engine failed to recognize that something collided with a solid object (AKA collision detection).
- Humble Hero: Reflected in the reason behind Mirio's hero name of "L Million." The million comes from his goal of one day being able to save a million people. The "L" ("Ru" in Japanese) is actually a reference to All Might, but he doesn't feel ready to use the whole word "All" ("Oru" in Japanese) yet.
- Intangibility: The basis of his Quirk. He can phase through any solid matter, but doing so leaves him deaf, blind, and numb depending on just what parts of his body he makes intangible. If he goes full-body he falls through the earth itself and his only sensation is that of falling. Once he becomes solid he is forcibly ejected out of whatever he is inside of.
- Lightning Bruiser: In addition to top-tier physical stats, his Quirk lets him move and counterattack so quickly that he appears to be teleporting.
- Magic Pants: To some degree, it seems that his pants fall less than his shirt, to the point where he is capable of fighting with his pants on, but unable to keep a shirt on.
- Missed the Call: It might be more accurate to say the call hung up on him. He was nominated as the top choice to succeed All Might, but the hero admittedly bumped into Midoriya first before he had a chance to meet him.
- Mr. Fanservice: When a guy with a Heroic Build has a power that can't be used without causing a Full-Frontal Assault, you have this.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Shares this reaction with Midoriya when Sir Nighteye reveals what Chisaki has been doing to Eri, and realizes that they could have saved her and ended Chisaki's whole scheme.
- Naked People Are Funny: He battles all of Class 1-A in the nude, hollering "Power!" every time he takes out a swathe of them.
- Nice Guy: When asked about why he helps Midoriya so much, since they only just met, Togata mentions that he isn't being nice on purpose, just happened that it's within his instincts as a hero to help someone who needs.
- Nigh Invulnerable: His Quirk makes him intangible and almost impossible to hit as he can travel through the walls and ground.
- Non-Standard Character Design: With his Tintin-like face, he looks really silly alongside the other students.
- Perpetual Smiler: Just like All Might.
- Pie-Eyed: How his eyes are drawn.
- Shoot the Mage First: The first thing he does during his fight against Class 1-A is take out all the long ranged fighters.
- Weak, but Skilled: His true strength has less to do with his exceptional (but inconvenient) Quirk, and more to do with his incredible skill at managing its downsides.
Nejire Hadou — Nejire Chan
"No matter who I look at, all of you have things that pique my interest! How strange!"The female member of the Big Three. A curious young woman.
- Anime Hair: It fans out, then gets itself together only for two strands of hair, then fans out again. To make it worse, it's colored in gradient blue, being brighter on top and darker bellow.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Judging from how fast she switches between topics, she got the attention span of a fruit fly.
- Badass Adorable: For all her cuteness and good looks, she is still among the top 3 UA students and easily takes out two building sized villains in one attack.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Let's just say her continuous questions can be weird sometimes.
- Constantly Curious: She asks everything that pass through her head.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to two giant villains, throwing them on the ground with one attack.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: She has a "spiral wave" blast that can take out villains the size of buildings.
- Her outfit includes a lot of ornaments that seem to spin around her and her limbs.
- The Glomp: She jumps to hug Ryukyu during the Hero meeting.
- Flight: Her powers apparently let her hover in midair.
- Innocently Insensitive: Hadou is not very good at reading moods when interacting with Class 1-A. She bluntly asks Todoroki about his burn and continues to play with Ashido's horns, despite her annoyance.
- Motor Mouth: Talks a mile a minute whenever she gets a chance to open her mouth.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She plays with Ashido's horns, not caring about her annoyance.
- Rapunzel Hair: It goes all the way down to her legs.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In a world where this is played straight, she actually subverts it by asking about all the little details other characters take for granted.
- Woman Child: She is mentioned to act like a kindergartner in her childish glee.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's long and light blue.
Tamaki Amajiki — Suneater
"What should I do... the words... they won't come out! My mind's completely blank... It's so painful...! I wanna go home...!"A socially-awkward dark-haired man and one of Mirio's childhood friends. His Quirk is "Reappearance", which allows him to transform parts of his body into the body parts of things that he eats.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapters 140 and 141 focus on his battle against three of the Eight Expendables, as well as his past with Mirio and the origins of his codename.
- Badass Boast: Subverted during the hideout raid. Tamaki doesn't have enough self-esteem to boast about himself, so when he declares that he can defeat three villains at once by himself, Fatgum just accepts it as a statement of fact.
- Childhood Friends: He and Mirio have been friends since third grade.
- Clothing Damage: If he generates huge and inhuman body parts with his Quirk, they tend to wreak havoc on his clothes because they no longer conform to his anatomy.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He's very shy, so much so that he slams his forehead on the wall in order to not look at the audience, whom he previously tried to imagine as potatoes.
- Corner of Woe: Whenever he loses his confidence or someone takes it away from him, he cowers against a wall or hangs his head in shame.
- Death Glare: Subverted. Class 1-A thinks that he's doing one, but he's actually just trying to envision them as something else in order to feel more comfortable.
- De-Power: Gets injected with a drug that damages quirks. He temporarily loses his ability until he heals.
- Does Not Wear Shoes: Shoes seem to interfere with his Quirk manifestation because they close off his feet. In his hero costume, he wears ankle/instep guards that leave his feet and heels uncovered so he can generate helpful appendages such as chicken talons.
- Face of a Thug: He doesn't look like someone you'd want to meet in a dark alley, but any menace in his appearance is promptly subverted by his attack of stage fright.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't think very highly of himself when compared to Kirishima and Mirio, who he describes as "suns", since they are bright and inspiring to others.
- Imagine the Audience Naked: A variation where he tries to imagine the audience as potatoes. He still fails as Class 1-A still comes off as literal potato heads with human bodies.
- Mutagenic Food: His Quirk allows him to manifest the characteristics of things he eats (e.g. talons and wings from fried chicken and tentacles from takoyaki).
- Not Good with People: Quickly flakes on his presentation to Class 1-A because he got stage fright.
- Not So Stoic: He initially appears to be stoic and aloof, even a bit threatening, but he is actually very shy and awkward.
- Pointy Ears: He sports elf-like ears.
- Power Copying: If he eats a part of his foe's body, he will gain their Quirk.
- Shrinking Violet: His shyness is his most prominent character trait.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Receives this from Kirishima due to Tamaki being vocal about his insecurities, who states that Tamaki is also a sun, since he was the one who introduced Kirishima to Fatgum. It's later shown that his name "Suneater" came due to a similar conversation between him and Mirio when they were younger as that's how Mirio used Tamaki's metaphor to convey how he sees Tamaki as a more impressive person than he is.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue messy hair.