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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 cues.
- Economy Cast: If a representative from the Support class is needed for plot reasons, it's going to be her. It's somewhat justified as she is not only the best among the Support students, she is also a huge Workaholic Gadgeteer Genius who can easily make the request of all other classes, so everyone goes to her, since she also spends most time in the laboratories, it's easier to find her than any other support student.
- 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, but even Power Loader says that she's an incredibly rare talent even by the department's standards.
- 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.
- Mundane Utility: While Telescopic Vision can have many uses, it comes in particularly handy for an inventor working on particularly small components or electronics.
- 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.
- Shameless Self-Promoter: Will take any opportunity to promote her own inventions. Demonstrated in her match against Iida — she spends time advertising her inventions to the watching support companies, then throws the match, much to Iida's displeasure.
- 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. She's not really evil, though, just an Attention Whore.
- 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, all of whom are skilled 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 while Mirio works under one of All Might's former sidekicks).
- 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 seems 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 so that he was declared to be one of the best candidates to becoming Japan's #1 Hero. Nedzu even suggested him to be All Might's successor, and Mirio would have been if All Might hadn't met Izuku first.
- Book Dumb: He holds very bad grades, however, he is quite capable as a hero.
- Broken Tears: In his desperate struggle to rescue Eri, he had his Quirk neutralized and he took a horrible beating. As he tries to drag Eri to safety Mirio's body begins to give out and crying because he's failing to do as he promised and is unable to escort her out of the Yakuza hideout.
- Brought Down to Badass: Being shot with a power-nullifying bullet doesn't hinder him in further beating-up Overhaul, although he starts accumulating severe injuries.
- The Cape: In addition to his skill, he also has the strict code of honor, selflessly helping nature, and reassuring charisma.
- 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.
- Decoy Protagonist: In-universe. All whom are keeping an eye on UA's rising stars are in unanimous agreement, Mirio Togata is the man most likely and qualified in hero society to take up All Might's mantle as the Symbol of Peace, superior even to most pro heroes, and he got there purely through hard work to turn a Quirk that cripples him from physical reality into a cloak of teleporting invincibility. Of course, the hero society at large was unaware of was that All Might's quirk is a transferable one, and he found someone else first.
- De-Power: Gets shot with a power-nullifying bullet during his fight against Overhaul.
- 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).
- Heroic Build: The single most ripped student seen thus far. Given that practically every guy in 1-A needs this in order to keep up with the Hero Curriculum, this is saying something.
- 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.
- Ideal Hero: He's a morally upstanding, humble, and very strong young man, shown in his dedication to protecting Eri. He's this to the point that he was recommended to succeed All Might, who currently fulfills the Ideal Hero niche.
- 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. It later becomes a Refusal of the Call after he turns down Midoriya's offer of One For All.
- 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. It's one of his Shared Family Quirks, as his dad, who is drawn like a cartoon version of a fifties greaser right down to the pompadour, has them too.
- Put on a Bus: The loss of his Quirk forces Mirio to take a leave of absence from school while U.A. works on trying to restore said Quirk.
- Shoot the Mage First: The first thing he does during his fight against Class 1-A is take out all the long ranged fighters.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He will always be Lemillion, Quirk or no Quirk, and Chisaki's Breaking Speech isn't about to change that.
- Superheroes Wear Capes: One of the few known new generation heroes to include a cape in their costume. When fighting Overhaul and Chronostasis, while protecting Eri from bulletfire, he first uses it to obscure their view. Seeing this Chrono notes that he always thought capes were for show, to which Mirio explains that they're to bundle-up traumatised young girls like Eri.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in front of Eri, to protect her from a bullet fired by one of the Expendables, who was counting on him to do so.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Parodied. His father looks even sillier than him, complete with cartoony nose, eyes and hairdo.
- 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. Her Quirk, "Surge", enables her to release her vitality as energy shockwaves, though they lack speed due to coming out in spirals.
- Anime Hair: Modeled after her "twist" motif. 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.
- Meaningful Name: One of the most straight examples. Her surname is literally the name of her Quirk, while her given name means "twist" referring to the shape of her shockwaves.
- Mighty Glacier: Her "Surge" quirk is incredibly powerful but also very slow.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gut Feeling: The moment Mirio is shot by a depowering bullet, Tamaki wakes up and wonders if something happened to him.
- 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.
- In the Hood: His costume features a hood that can cover part of his face.
- 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.