Debut: Issue #1: What If?
Izuku's former Childhood Friend and long-time bully. Bakugou has it all: athleticism, great grades, and an extremely powerful Quirk called "Explosion", which lets him turn his sweat into a substance similar to nitroglycerin to create explosions at will. His genius is only matched by his ego and fiery temper, refusing to let anyone else top him as he sets out to become the Number One Hero.
- The Ace: Deconstructed. Bakugou is held in awe among his peers for being the strongest, smartest, and bravest kid around. He's good at everything he puts his mind to and no one wanted to take him on in a fight because they saw him as invincible, sucking up to him to avoid drawing his ire and letting Izuku be his punching bag. Once the newly spider-powered Izuku manages to accidentally shatter Bakugou's illusion of invincibility, people stop respecting him and even begin mocking him online behind his back.
- Adaptational Jerkass: His bullying of Izuku is more pronounced here, to the point of wanting to throttle Izuku after finding out about his "Quirk" and is implied to have beaten up Izuku far more often than in canon. He's more attention-seeking and is even more pissed than usual at Izuku being the center of attention.
- Affectionate Nickname: Izuku still calls him "Kacchan", his cutesy simplified nickname from when they were kids.
- Ambition Is Evil: Subverted. Izuku considers Bakugou's drive to be the best at everything to be his single most admirable trait, following him around as a child in hopes that some of it would rub off on him.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair resembles a comic book starburst, matching his explosive Quirk.
- Barbaric Bully: He spent the last ten years making Izuku's life a living hell for being a Quirkless kid who wants to be a Hero, ostracizing him from his peers, beating him up for standing up for others, and scorching his things.
- Berserk Button: Sometimes it seems like his button is permanently taped down around Izuku, as almost everything he does manages to piss Bakugou off. Bakugou is especially pissed when it looks like Izuku has been hiding his "Quirk" and is so angry that he actually scores even higher on the exam than in canon.
- Big "SHUT UP!": Bakugou gets so fed up with Izuku's mumbling over his new "Quirk" that he fires an explosion at Izuku's head, who only dodges because of his newly awakened Spider-Sense.Bakugou: SHUT THE HELL UP!
- Blood Knight: He relishes the idea of putting Izuku in his place and flashes a sadistic grin while waiting for him to leave school grounds.
- Born Winner: Bakugou is naturally smart and athletic on top of having a rare and powerful Quirk.
- The Bully: Bakugou, as usual, belittles Izuku at almost every turn and no one in their class has the gall to call him out on it nor do they care about Izuku enough to try.
- Bully and Wimp Pairing: This was his dynamic with Izuku for years until Izuku's new spider powers shook things up.
- Butt-Monkey: After Izuku received his powers, Bakugou is repeatedly humiliated in public. First, Izuku shoves him all the way down a hallway without meaning to. He's faceplanted into the ground by Peter the same day and Bakugou's Comical Overreacting is caught on video and made memetic by his classmates. With a few weeks, he loses all the social clout he once commanded and even Bakugou's own cronies admit that they can't wait to be rid of him.
- Childhood Friend: He and Izuku have known each other since they were kids. Izuku used to follow Bakugou around as one of his groupies, but their relationship soured after Izuku was outed as Quirkless, leading to years of bullying and torment.
- Comical Overreacting: His over-the-top temper tantrums end up being mocked by his peers online once Izuku humiliates him twice. It's gotten to the point that they're making remixes and memes out of them.
- Determinator: He never gives up. For him, he has to win no matter what, even if it means hurting himself in the process. When Izuku manages to pin him to a wall with webbing, Bakugou's first response is to blast apart the wall he's stuck to, creating shrapnel jagged enough to embed themselves in his body, to free himself and continue fighting. Despite lacking Super Toughness, he also goes toe-to-toe with Izuku and both of them are covered in injuries by the end of their brawl.
- Easily Forgiven: Izuku is amazingly willing to forgive Bakugou for years upon years of bullying because he sees Bakugou as an inspiration: someone who is strong, intelligent and confident with an unyielding drive to succeed. He doesn't even blame Bakugou for actively trying to make him miserable, calling him a product of the society they live in. Even when Bakugou makes it clear that he plans on beating the crap out of Izuku, the latter continues to rationalize it and harps on Peter for faceplanting Bakugou.
- Everyone Has Standards: For as much as he bullies and belittles Izuku, Bakugou certainly doesn't want to see Izuku die. After blasting the spider that bit Izuku to pieces, Bakugou rushes him to the hospital and tries to ignore him rather than bully him on the day Izuku gets back to school.
- Fatal Flaw: His Pride and Hair-Trigger Temper are the only things keeping him from being an automatic born Hero. Both of these traits alienate others from him and give him a nasty disposition unsuited for superheroism. They also prevent him from confronting his own inadequacies and make him lash out at those who point them out to him.
- To Izuku. Izuku is the Born Unlucky Nervous Wreck who dreams of being a cool Hero whose smile could make others feel safe like All Might but was stuck with his Geek Physique and Dream-Crushing Handicap until the spider bite. Bakugou is a Born Winner with smarts, athleticism, and a powerful Quirk. He primarily wants to become a Hero to prove how strong he is, as he admires the indomitable strength of All Might.
- To Mitsuki. While they both possess similar temperaments, Katsuki was born into a stable, upper-middle-class household thanks to his mom's efforts and grew up with constant adoration and praise for his talents. Mitsuki was born into a Burakumin family, growing up in a rough neighborhood and being targeted for discrimination until she clawed her way out. She also admits her mistakes and is friendly to those she cares about, compared to her son's tendency to backpedal into old habits when his ego is bruised.
- For Want of a Nail: Due to Izuku's hospitalization from the spider bite, neither he nor Bakugou are attacked by the Sludge Villain. Because of this, Bakugou never gets his first serving of Humble Pie and simply backpedals into old habits when his ego is bruised by Izuku's new spider powers and fame.
- Freudian Excuse: No one called him out on his behavior when he was growing up, as his mom tried to discipline him through screaming and violence, his dad was too much of a wet blanket to stand up to either of them, and his peers tolerated him because of how much more talented he was than them. Even Izuku, the primary victim of Bakugou's behavior, didn't want his mom to call Mitsuki about this out of fear that they'll stop the two of them from hanging out together. As a result, Bakugou spent the last ten years of his life in an echo chamber where everyone treated him as the coolest thing ever and no one bothered to correct him, resulting in his incredible ego and anger issues.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Most people in his middle school social circle suck up to him out of fear rather than respect. Once Izuku accidentally humiliates him, Bakugou rapidly loses clout with his peers. It gets so bad that people are making memes of his short scuffles with Izuku behind Bakugou's back and admit that they can't wait to be rid of him. Izuku is stunned and feels guilty for this. According to the author, this realization is actually scaring Bakugou, who backpedals into old habits instead of trying to correct his behavior, as he still doesn't understand what he's doing wrong.
- Generation Xerox: He's a carbon copy of his mother in terms of looks and temperament, only his unrestrained pride makes him blow up at everyone rather than just a few people.
- Genius Bruiser: Naturally athletic and strong with excellent grades and a rare, powerful Quirk. Even after getting spider-powers, Izuku is extremely wary of challenging him to a fight and is usually frozen like a Deer in the Headlights when Bakugou is angry.
- The Gift: Bakugou is absurdly talented at anything he decides to put his mind to, be it athletics, academics, his usage of his Quirk. The only things he seems to be lacking in are his social skills and ability to control his temper, which wasn't helped by the echo chamber of praise he received while growing up.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's wholeheartedly behind the idea of becoming a Hero... only his view of what a Hero should represent is skewed towards winning every single fight.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Anything that contrasts his world view is enough to send him off on a tirade. His own mom calls him out on this, scolding him for throwing temper tantrums that could ruin his chances of becoming the Hero he wants to be and for how petty his grudge against Izuku is.
- Hand Blast: He primarily utilizes his Quirk through his hands.
- Having a Blast: Bakugou can create explosions at will by igniting his nitroglycerin like sweat.
- Hero with an F in Good: For someone who wants to be a Hero, Bakugou's temperament is anything but. He's bratty, short-tempered, and always feels like things have to go his way. He has a colossal ego and constantly bullies and belittles Izuku for wanting to be a Hero despite being a scrawny, Quirkless nerd. The only times he's ever on his good behavior is when he's in front of a teacher and has to keep his record clean in time for his application to U.A. and when his mom is busy yelling his ear off.
- Hot-Blooded: He never gives less than 100% of his all and is devoted to becoming a Hero. However, these traits are also portrayed in a negative light, as Bakugou is exceptionally irritable with a Hair-Trigger Temper, throwing fits whenever things don't go his way.
- Hybrid Power: His Quirk was derived from a combination of his father's and mother's Quirks, who could produce nitric acid and glycerin respectively. Nitric acid + glycerin = nitroglycerin.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He's utterly obsessed with being the best. When Izuku discovers his "Quirk", Bakugou believes he was lying about being Quirkless the whole time to mock him. This perceived slight to his pride makes Bakugou flip out and hunt Izuku down in hopes of showing him who's boss.
- Insufferable Genius: Bakugou is great at everything he does and works to make sure that remains the case. But a childhood spent being showered with adoration, an overly busy and somewhat violent mother, and a wet blanket of a father left Bakugou with a gargantuan ego. He never hesitates to rub in how little he thinks of his peers and constantly goes on and on about how he's the best, throwing temper tantrums if anyone suggests otherwise. Izuku admits that he's partially to blame for this, as he refused to let his mom call Mitsuki about this out of fear that they'll make him stop hanging out with Bakugou.
- It's All About Me: When Izuku discovers his "Quirk", Bakugou's first reaction is outrage out of the mistaken belief that Izuku was hiding this Quirk the whole time for kicks, regardless of how stupid or convoluted that sounds. His own mother calls him out on this, telling Bakugou that the world doesn't revolve around him and his piss-poor attitude could cost him his chance of becoming a Hero.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bakugou may be a Jerkass who constantly belittles Izuku and leads his entire class in bullying him, he's far from evil and can't bear to watch Izuku die, rushing him to the hospital after the spider bite. He also sent his own (lazily made) get-well card that reads, "If you can read this then get your ass up you damn nerd!" This actually puts a smile on Izuku's face when compared to all of the other cards that were mostly insincere and written out of politeness.Izuku: Good old Kacchan.
- Kids Are Cruel: Ever since Izuku was outed as Quirkless, Bakugou has been bullying him and going out of his way to make Izuku miserable. He belittles him with the nickname Deku, scorches Izuku's things, and used to chase Izuku around and beat him to a pulp for defying him.
- Lightning Bruiser: He can keep up with Izuku in nearly every regard (albeit, while Izuku is holding back to avoid turning anyone into bloody chunks) and has both him and Jirou on the ropes through his ability to take punishment and dish it out.
- No Peripheral Vision: Izuku is able to lose him for weeks simply by sticking to the ceiling or walls outside of Bakugou's direct line of sight.
- Personality Powers: Bakugou's sweat is as a volatile as his temper.
- Pet the Dog:
- Bakugou shows genuine concern when Izuku collapses from the spider bite. Bakugou rushes him to the hospital, informs the police about what happened and even leaves a crassly worded get-well card for him.
- During the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, he acknowledges Yaoyorozu's abilities, as she wouldn't be "worthless" if she had gotten into U.A. and trusts her to guard the bomb while he goes after Izuku and Jirou.
- Reality Ensues: Bakugou mainly kept people behind him through fear and awe: no one wanted to get on his bad side out of fear of getting their asses kicked and how much better he was than them at everything. He loses most of his social clout after getting humiliated by Izuku and even his own lackies admit that they can't wait to be rid of him once they graduate.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Bakugou has red irises and is a thoroughly unpleasant person to be around most of the time with his constant aggression and ego.
- Shared Family Quirks: Bakugou shares his violent attitude and highly volatile temper with his mother, who at least knows when to stop.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: He flips out at Izuku while they're both in Mitsuki's car. She gives Katsuki an earful over this, but he refuses to listen and throws the door open to leave rather than continue the argument.
- Stunned Silence: He's rendered speechless when he sees Izuku destroy his desk with Super Strength. That shock quickly turns into rage and he's ready to throttle Izuku for hiding his "Quirk".
- Talented, but Trained: Zigzagged. Bakugou was born with The Gift and is talented at pretty much everything. But Izuku knows that for as talented as Bakugou is, he would have never gotten that far if he didn't put 110% into practicing everything he does every day.
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction to scoring third on Aizawa's exam behind Izuku is this. He gapes at the scoreboard as if it was telling him the sky is green and that aliens had shown up at the U.N.
Debut: Issue #6 - Power and Responsibility
A cheery guy whose Quirk, "Tape", allows him to produce reams of an ultra-strong tape-like material from protrusions on his elbows. He and Izuku meet while waiting to jump off Bespi Tower as practice for the U.A. Entrance Exam.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the manga, he and Izuku don't meet until they begin attending U.A. Here, they meet while waiting to jump off a skyscraper.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Seemingly built up to replace Iida in Deku's nascent circle of friends, running into him earlier in the story as well as helping him during the Entrance Exam.
- All Men Are Perverts: During his match against Hagakure, he realizes that he might cop a feel of her by accident due to her Quirk requiring her to go completely naked. He doesn't particularly mind the idea though.
- Ascended Extra: He's mostly a background character in the original manga, but here he's shaping up to become one of Izuku's best friends. Parts of chapters are even devoted to getting inside Sero's head.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair resembles a jagged piece of tape that was just torn off the dispenser.
- Book Dumb: He cringes when he thinks of his written test scores and hopes that his performance on the practical exam will be enough to get him to pass.
- Building Swing: He can swing around with his tape the way Izuku does with his web-shooters. Izuku even borrows Sero's tape for this when swinging in to save Uraraka from the zero-pointer.
- Commonality Connection: He quickly strikes up a friendship with Izuku over their tendency to Building Swing and shared desire to attend U.A.
- Duct Tape for Everything: What his Quirk boils down to. It's an ultra-strong tape that can be used for everything from a Building Swing to tying up people. He gets points throughout the U.A. Entrance Exam by tying robots up and flicking their off switches.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: Sero can use his tape for this, which he practices by jumping off skyscrapers to swing around on. During the U.A. Entrance Exam, he uses his tape to substitute for webbing when Izuku swings in to save Uraraka.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Producing tape doesn't sound like much until you realize you can Building Swing with it and how tough it is to break. It even makes for a handy substitute for webbing in a pinch.
- Nice Guy:
- He notices Izuku shuddering and stammering while in line to jump off the tower and offers him some encouragement and advice. Sero congratulates Izuku after watching him go and hopes to see him at U.A. when they both pass the exam.
- When they see each other again at the exam itself, Sero immediately agrees to help Izuku with his crazy stunt to save Uraraka without a second thought, despite fleeing for their lives from the robot a few seconds earlier.
- The Nondescript:
- Sero complains that he's not that forgettable when Jirou fails to recognize him despite helping her and Izuku save Uraraka. He's also drawn with "Soy Sauce Face", one of the six stereotypical ways to draw an Asian.
- He's later frustrated when he notices that he and Izuku both based their fighting styles off Spider-Man. Izuku's webbing could do virtually everything Sero's tape could on top of Izuku's "Quirk" giving him an assortment of other spider-related abilities. Sero then wonders what he could possibly do to differentiate himself.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: After watching Izuku fight for the first time, Sero worries that he'll simply be completely overshadowed by Izuku's abilities and webbing. This feeling gets worse after he ends up losing the exercise to Hagakure and is the only one in his circle of friends to lose.
- Perpetual Smiler: He's always seen wearing a toothy grin.
- Punny Name: His name is read "Sero Hanta" in Japanese name order. "Cellophane tape" is pronounced "Serohantepu" in Japanese.
- Trap Master: When placed on the Villain team in combat training, Sero covers the room containing the bomb with a web of tape to make it nearly impossible to navigate. He also tapes Kaminari to the ceiling to hide him and conduct his electricity through the webs in hopes of shocking anyone touching them.
Debut: Issue #6 - Power and Responsibility
A music-loving tomboy Izuku meets while looking for a thank-you gift for Peter. Her Quirk, "Earphone Jack", gives her earphone jacks on her earlobes that she can use to attack or transmit the sound of her heartbeat.
- A-Cup Angst: One of the reasons why she wears Civvie Spandex instead of full tights is her modest bust, which she's secretly conscious about.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the manga, Izuku doesn't meet her until he begins attending U.A. Here, he meets her a few months before he takes the exam.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Much like Sero, she joins Izuku's nascent circle of friends, running into him earlier in the story and assisting him and Sero in saving Uraraka during the Entrance Exam.
- Ambiguously Bi: While Jirou does acknowledge that Yaoyorozus costume is done more out of practicality than to look sexy, but she thinks that Yaoyorozu isnt doing that bad in the sexiness department. She also stares too long at Yaoyorozu and admonishes herself for doing so like a creep.
- Ascended Extra: She's mostly a background character in the original manga, but here she's shaping up to be one of Izuku's best friends.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: She's a music lover whose Quirk makes her ears resemble headphone jacks. She also has ECG-shaped highlights in her hair, as her Quirk lets her transmit the sound of her heartbeat.
- Big Damn Heroes: She grabs Izuku and Uraraka when they're about to crash into a wall while escaping the zero-point robot at the U.A. Entrance Exam.
- Boxing Battler: She's taken some boxing lessons in preparation for Hero work, which shows up when she uppercuts Bakugou while following Izuku's advice. Unfortunately for her, it's still not enough to match Bakugou's explosive firepower, and he beats her into the ground when he gets ahold of her.
- Bridal Carry: Catches Izuku in one while he and Uraraka are being slowly floated down by the latter's Quirk during the U.A. Entrance Exam. He finds it terribly embarrassing.
- Brutal Honesty:
- Just before the U.A. Entrance Exam, Izuku asks her if she feels she's ready. Her response?Jirou: Hell no.
Izuku: That's super blunt!
- Deconstructed later on, as the events from Jirou's perspective reveal that she has trouble keeping friends because of her unfiltered remarks.
- Just before the U.A. Entrance Exam, Izuku asks her if she feels she's ready. Her response?
- Civvie Spandex: Her hero costume is taken from her own closet, as she wanted something that would fit her aesthetic and admits that she doesn't have the bust to wear spandex.
- Clothing Damage: At one point, she tumbles down a hole after Bakugou blows up the floor. Izuku rushes to catch her with a web-line, but while it's strong enough to support her weight, her shirt isn't and a chunk of it is torn off. Mineta and Kaminari are obviously excited to see this, but All Might kills the feed before they could catch a good glimpse of anything risque.
- Combat Pragmatist: Rather than take on Bakugou head-on, Jirou proposes that she and Izuku ambush him instead to end the fight in one fell swoop. The ambush works, but they Didnt Think This Trhough and forget to wrap the capture tape around him in their rush to get to the bomb on time. Their second ambush, which involves Izuku incapacitating Bakugou with his Venom Strike, only works after Jirou offers herself up as bait, getting captured to let Izuku sneak up on him.
- Genre Savvy: She easily reads Izuku's face while they're talking before the U.A. Entrance Exam and asks if he's having some sort of dramatic internal monologue. She's right.Jirou: [waving a hand in front of his face] Hey, dude! You kind of zoned out there for a second. [gives a coy smile] Is it for a dramatic inner monologue or something?
Izuku: [shaking his head] W-What!? No... no. Just pre-test jitters! [thinking] Please buy that.
- Goth: Her overall motif, given her preference for punk rocker clothing like a black fur-lined aviator jacket and a blue scarf with a grim reaper on it.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Has this relationship with Izuku while they're paired up in the Heroes vs. Villains exercise. His spider-powered physical abilities make him the frontline brawler even with his ability to tie up people and get around quickly with his web-shooters. Meanwhile, Jirou's relatively little training in hand-to-hand combat and powerful ranged Quirk make her the "shoot" of the pair.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Downplayed. Jirou wears her headphones everywhere and isn't the most social person around as her Brutal Honesty and Tomboy aesthetic tend to drive people away. However, she does want friends and is scared of pushing people she gets along with like Izuku away.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Having earphone jacks on your earlobes doesn't sound like much, but when they can punch through metal as if it was made of paper and vibrate robots to destroy them, it's certainly not one to scoff at.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She pelts Izuku with dry remarks about his nervousness and inability to talk to girls, but she helps him pick out tracks for Peter at no benefit to herself and quickly takes offense to Bakugou's treatment of Izuku.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Not nearly to Izuku's extent, but the scenes from her perspective reveal that she has trouble maintaining friendships due to how easily she speaks her mind. Because of this, she's secretly glum about her tendency to push people away accidentally and is afraid that Izuku would give her the same treatment because of her bluntness toward him.
- Super Hearing: Her Quirks gives her superhuman hearing that lets her listen in on others through any surface she can stick her jacks into. But it's not nearly as precise as people think it is, with Jirou grumbling about how everyone thinks she's Daredevil when they first learn about her Quirk.
- Tomboy: She has a boyish figure and appearance and is into punk rock. She's surprised when Izuku is stumbling over the fact that she's a girl rather than because she's a tomboy, mentioning that people tend to give her looks because of this.
- Unusual Ears: Her earlobes are elongated and resemble earphone jacks.
- Women Are Wiser: While Izuku is a bright kid, Jirou spends much of the Heroes vs. Villains exercise scolding him to keep him on task, calling him out for his fixation on beating Bakugou, and coming up with efficient solutions when things go south.
- You Fight Like a Cow: She frequently preys on Bakugou's ego and throws taunts at him, knowing that it would draw attention to her and away from the ambushes she and Izuku were planning for him.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple with ECG-shaped highlights.
Debut: Issue #7 - Boy Falls From The Sky
The scion of the Iida family of Heroes, he's incredibly uptight and has the highest expectations for himself and his peers. He and Izuku get off on the wrong foot when they get into a spat just before the U.A. Entrance Exam. His Quirk, "Engine", gives him literal engines in his legs that grant him Super Speed.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Because they get off on the wrong foot and Izuku inadvertently humiliated him during Present Mic's presentation, he's notably more caustic toward Izuku at the beginning.
- Always Someone Better: He feels that his brother Tensei, who quickly mastered all of the Iida's family's prized techniques to the point of making them look effortless, is this.
- Big Brother Worship: He admires his older brother Tensei as the ideal Hero and wants to follow in his footsteps.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He has engines in his legs that look mechanical but are wholly organic and spit fire when he activates them.
- Character Tics: He constantly makes jerking hand gestures like a robot when he speaks.
- The Comically Serious: He constantly treats everything with the utmost seriousness. He takes advice to relax and do his best as "train vigorously, but not to the point of exhaustion and injury". He also mistakes Mineta's panting and arousal over a hidden porn mag as a sign of illness and wants to get him to the infirmary immediately.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: He immediately assumes that Izuku was intentionally trying to humiliate him in front of the applicants from his shaky voice and the exasperated look in his eyes during Present Mic's explanation. As such, he has an even more negative opinion of Izuku from the outset.
- Extremity Extremist: Since his engines are located in his legs, he fights almost exclusively with kicks.
- Family Theme Naming: He and his brother Tensei seemed to be named with the "Idaten" pun in mind.
- Heroic Build: He's especially tall and broad-shouldered for his age, having trained for years to become a Hero as the latest in the Iida family line.
- Heroic Lineage: His family has been in the Hero business for generations and are famous for their Super Speed, which Izuku compares to All Might's.
- Hot-Blooded: He's incredibly passionate about sticking to the rules and becoming a Hero, having trained his entire life to become one worthy of his family's legacy. He takes offense with what appears to be a minor mistake on a handout given to him and stops an entire lecture just to get clarification. He's also infuriated when he sees everyone else treating the U.A. Entrance Exam more casually than him, viewing U.A. like a holy ground for aspiring Heroes.
- Hypocrite: He calls out Izuku for mumbling and disrupting Present Mic's explanation, only for an exasperated Izuku to blurt that Iida was the one who stopped Present Mic to ask a question in the first place.
- Innocently Insensitive: While he's right to call out Izuku for showboating during the U.A. Entrance Exam, he has no idea that Izuku's feelings were fueled by how this was the first time he'd been succeeding at anything important.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Downplayed, as he's better described as really uptight than a jerk, but he is correct that Izuku was being reckless and not taking things seriously at the entrance exam, and that doing so is insulting to the other students working diligently to get into U.A.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He's prone to making jerking, robotic hand gestures while he speaks.
- Punny Name: In Japanese name order, he'd be referred to as "Iida Tenya". "Idaten" is a term for a fast runner.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: He comes from a wealthy family and doesn't understand why the other U.A. applicants are in their workout clothes rather than specialized wear like his streamlined, frictionless outfit. He also doesn't understand why the "frictionless" part that avoids chafing is important.
- Super Speed: His family is famous for producing speedy heroes thanks to their shared Quirk, "Engine".
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a scathing one to Izuku for his showboating during the U.A. Entrance Exam and his reckless actions during the Prowler Incident. It haunts Izuku even after the exam until Peter snaps him out of his funk.Iida: Is this exam a game to you!?
Izuku: E-Excuse me!?
Iida: It is required for us to be vigilant at all times during this exam! And yet I saw you grinning as the enemy burst up from below! You were lost in your own little world, weren't you? [Izuku doesn't respond] And let me add that I, in fact, recognize you! You interfered with a sensitive Hero operation and could have gotten everyone involved killed! It does not matter what kind of Quirk you have. You were reckless and foolish to rush into battle thinking of only your own goals, oblivious to how your actions affect others! [motions around them] Look! Everyone is focused on their task and only that! They aren't so self-assured in their victory to pat themselves on the back! If you continue to make light of this exam and still pass then maybe I was wrong about the kind of students U.A allows into its halls.
- Unknown Rival: Due to being humiliated by him at the Entrance Exam, Iida nurses a one-sided grudge against Izuku. Izuku is on edge around Iida but is otherwise oblivious to this.
- Younger Than They Look: He's tall and extremely muscular for his age. Combined with his squarish features, he could easily be mistaken for an adult.
Debut: Issue #7 - Boy Falls From The Sky
A bubbly, cheerful girl Izuku finds trapped underneath rubble at the U.A. Entrance Exam. Her Quick, "Zero Gravity", allows her to effectively render something weightless, allowing her to float things into the air and greatly slow their descent.
- Badass Adorable: A cute, friendly girl who happens to be training to become a Pro Hero, who tend to be professional ass-kickers. She also manages to capture Ojiro during the Heroes vs. Villain exercise with some quick thinking despite her lack of brawling experience.
- Damsel in Distress: She's caught under rubble when the zero-point robot rises from the ground, prompting Izuku to rush to save her. Downplayed in that she probably could have saved herself in time, but Izuku's and Sero's intervention simply expedited the process.
- Gravity Master: Her Quirk reduces the gravitational pull of something to zero, making it float in the air weightlessly.
- Heroic RRoD: If she goes over her weight limit with her Quirk, she gets nauseous and pukes.
- In Spite of a Nail: Despite not talking to Izuku before the exam, she still catches the nickname "Deku" when she overhears Bakugou shoving his way past him. She's embarrassed when she learns from Jirou that it isn't a cute nickname, but he ends up embracing it anyways for similar reasons.
Debut: Issue #8 - Super Hero School
A bright young lady from an affluent background who placed first in Aizawa's Quirk Assessment Exam. Although she wants to be a Hero to help others, growing up surrounded by wealth can make her seem insensitive and condescending. Her Quirk, "Creation", lets her convert her own fat cells into any kind of non-living object so long as she remembers the chemical formula.
- The Ace: She got into U.A. on recommendation and scored first on Aizawa's Quirk Assessment Exam ahead of Superpower Lottery winners like Shouto and Izuku's spider-enhanced athleticism.
- Cast from Calories: She has a number of energy bars in her Utility Belt to replenish the fats in her body while making things.
- Innocently Insensitive: Her impeccable, high-class mannerisms piss off Bakugou, who goes on a tirade against her for looking down on others when she doesn't mean to.
- Most Common Superpower: She's busty for a girl her age, though it's possibly justified by how her Quirk relies on fat cells. Larger breasts = more fat cells = more stuff to make.
- The Power of Creation: Her Quirk lets her convert her fat cells into objects ranging from steel bars to matryoshka dolls. She later pulls out entire cannons as well as various booby traps in preparation for the Hero Team's arrival.
- Simple Staff: She pulls out a metal staff to club Izuku with during their fight, managing to get a number of good hits in and using it as a vaulting pole to hit him with a flying kick.
- Stripperific: Justified. The items she makes grow out of her own body and her costume would be constantly torn if she didn't show a lot of skin.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She's flabbergasted by Bakugou's behavior and refusal to cooperate with her during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise. She's shaken by his accusations that she looks down on the people around her and the two barely communicate if at all during the fighting.
- Trap Master: She sets up a wide array of booby traps for the Hero term during the exercise, creating decoys of the bomb that explode in a blizzard of tape when revealed and firing a cannon that shoots exploding tape cannonballs. Even when Izuku manages to grab her, she quickly handcuffs his wrists and puts him in an arm lock.
- Younger Than They Look: She has a voluptuous physique for a 15-year-old, which is only flaunted by her Stripperific costume.
Debut: Issue #8 - Super Hero School
One of 1-A's two recommended students and the son of the Number Two Hero, Endeavor. His Quirk, "Half-Cold and Half-Hot", lets him incredible ice from his right side and searing flames from his left. However, he has vowed to never use his flames as a form of rebellion against his father, who raised him for the sole purpose of surpassing All Might.
- An Ice Person: He refuses to use any part of his Quirk but this out of spite for his father. Even then he can still use this to create ice slides for mobility and is one of the two students in 1-A to get in by commendation.
- Apologetic Attacker: Downplayed. He apologizes to Kouda after leaving his birds twitching on the floor in pain, but the apology is obligatory and half-hearted at best.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His fire comes out of his red-haired left side and his ice comes out of his white-haired right side.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His "fight" against Aoyama and Kouda is this. He simply freezes the entire building solid before waltzing in. The only semblance of a battle was the flock of birds Kouda sent after him, but Todoroki has them all crash into an ice wall.
- Duality Motif: He red and white hair as well as a blue and brown eye representing the fire and ice powers he got from his father and mother respectively.
- Elemental Hair: He is able to use fire and ice and his red and white hair indicate which side both elements come out of.
- Icy Blue Eyes: He has one piercing blue eye from his father, but ironically that's the side his fire comes out of.
- Hypocritical Humor: After watching Kaminari's and Mineta's reactions to catching a peek at Jirou's underwear through Clothing Damage, he tells them that they have issues. This is coming from a guy with a Dark and Troubled Past and Daddy Issues galore.
Debut: Issue #8 - Super Hero School
An energetic but somewhat dim-witted young man. His Quirk, "Electrification", allows him to emit intense electric shocks to anything in his immediate vicinity, but he can't control where the electricity goes. In addition, going over his wattage limit will temporarily short circuit his brain.
- All Men Are Perverts: He unashamedly joins in on Mineta's perving when Jirou suffers from a case of Clothing Damage.
- Civvie Spandex: His costume is just a black jacket with lightning bolt designs over a white shirt.
- Elemental Hair: Blond-haired and lightning-focused.
- Heroic RRoD: Overuse of his Quirk will short circuit his brain, leaving him a drooling idiot for the next hour.
- Meaningful Name: His first name means "electricity" and his last name means "lightning".
- Shock and Awe: His Quirk lets him emit intense amounts of electricity, but he can't control where it goes, it's mostly limited to an area around him, and his brain is short-circuited if he goes overboard.
Debut: Issue #8 - Super Hero School
A hotblooded and friendly classmate that regularly talks to Bakugou despite his rude attitude. His Quirk, "Hardening", allows him to harden his body and get harder with every hit he takes.
- Fiery Redhead: A redhead who is the one of the most excitable members of the class.
- Nice Guy: He is friendly to everyone, even Bakugou who constantly blows him off. This is especially shown when he gives Uraraka words of encouragement during the Hero vs Villain exercise by telling her it was his first fight as well.
- Heroic Build: Hes fifteen years old and his costume shows off how ripped he is.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Hes completely obsessed with all things manly, and he constantly calls out whenever a fight or a person is being it.
Debut: Issue #7 - Boy Falls From The Sky
A short, perverted student who ended up in last place during Aizawas Quirk Assessment Exam. Despite his less than stellar physical skills, his creative usage of his Quirk saved him from getting expelled. His Quirk, "Pop Off", allows him to quickly pull highly adhesive balls from his head, although pulling too many will rip off his scalp and cause bleeding.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears in the story during the Entrance Exam, despite being introduced in the manga when Izuku enters Class 1-A.
- Butt-Monkey: Nothing goes right for Mineta. Not only is he yelled at by Bakugou during the Entrance Exam, but Mineta ends up in last place during Aizawas test and has a panic attack from fear of being expelled. Despite trying to hug his teacher in gratitude, Aizawa steps to the side and mercilessly lets Mineta land face-first onto the ground.
- Boring, but Practical: While his Quirk doesnt appear to be impressive, Mineta was able to use it to increase the speed of his side-steps by making piles on them on his sides and bouncing off of them.
- Depraved Dwarf: Shortest in the class and unashamedly perverted to the point of reading some form of pornography before class starts.
- Dirty Coward: He's panicking at the thought of facing Aoyama and Kouda, two of the least threatening guys in 1-A and gladly leaves the entire fight to Todoroki the first chance he gets.
A condescending teenager who Izuku speaks with at Bespi Tower. His Quirk, "Copy", allows him to copy the Quirk of anyone he touches for five minutes.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the original series, Monoma doesn't appear until the Sports Festival, setting up the rivalry between 1-A and 1-B. Here, he meets Izuku at Bespi Tower while trying to figure out which Quirks to use while jumping off of it.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He maintains an air of condescension around himself at all times. But he immediately feels the need to declare how he's going to leave Izuku in the dust once they get to U.A. after learning that Izuku is the "Prowler Kid".
- Instant Expert: Subverted. He doesn't get prior knowledge of any Quirks he's copying, so he goes around asking people about their Quirks so he knows what he's working with once he jumps off a building.
- Power Copying: He's able to use the Quirk of anyone he touches for five minutes, but doesn't become an Instant Expert either.
- Smug Snake: He's condescending towards Izuku for wanting to jump off Bespi Tower without using his Quirk and constantly has a smug grin on his face. He also declares that Izuku's moment in the sun won't last for long.