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    Inko Midoriya 

Inko Midoriya

Voiced by: Aya Kawakami (Japanese), Jessica Cavanagh (English)

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Quirk: Small Objects Attractionnote 

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"Izuku! You look great."
Little Izuku and Inko

"I... I said something awful to you... I've always regretted that. Back then... I just gave up on you... but you never quit, Izuku. You kept chasing your dreams. I'm sorry, Izuku. So now I'll be cheering you on with everything I've got!!"

Izuku's mother, who raised him on her own while her husband works abroad. Emotional and prone to outbursts of hysterical tears, she's a caring worrywart who's both supportive and protective of her son. Her Quirk allows her to telekinetically draw small objects to her side.


  • Alliterative Family: Inko and her son, Izuku.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's portrayed as an endearingly attractive woman, both when she was fit and when she's overweight, years later.
  • Color Motif: Two - first Green, as the "Midori" in her last name means Green in Japanese, and her hair and eyes are also Green, but unlike her son, she doesn't extend it onto her outfits, and that's when her second color motif comes in - Pink, as most of her outfits tends to be from a range of salmon pink to a purplish pink.
  • Doting Parent: She's always supportive of Izuku, but the effectiveness of her support on his emotional state is sometimes less than successful despite her best efforts.
  • Formerly Fit: When Izuku was 4, she was thin. In the present, she is a bit chubby. That's because all her stress from parenting by herself caused her to put on weight.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: Downplayed. While not precisely ritzy and glamorous, Izuku's home life is pretty stable and happy despite the fact that he just seems to live with his mom. He never mentions any money problems either, despite the fact that Inko is never seen working. An omake reveals that she is still married, and her husband works abroad, which is likely where the majority of her income comes from.
  • Housewife: She's left to care for Izuku by herself while her husband works overseas.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know about All Might giving Izuku One For All, something the latter is shown to be a little guilty about as he often mentions how he hasn't even told her about it. She doesn't even know that her formerly Quirkless child now has multiple Quirks. This is finally averted in Chapter 309 when Izuku and All Might sit down and explain to her all about One For All and how it makes Izuku a target for Shigaraki and All For One.
  • Meaningful Name: Her given name contains the kanji for "[to] pull/attract", referring to her Quirk.
  • Mind over Matter: Her Quirk lets her move small objects.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: A downplayed example, as she's not particularly old, but she's notably shorter now than she was in flashbacks. Since this is played straight with Gran Torino, it's easy to see that Inko is portrayed as somewhere in the middle of the process between "tall and young" and "miniature and elderly" and that she'll likely be even shorter in her old age. At the moment, she's shorter than her son, who is the third shortest boy in his class.
  • My Greatest Failure: When Izuku first found out that he would never have a Quirk, and thus could never be a hero, his greatest dream, he had a full-on breakdown. Instead of telling him that he could still try to be one, she too broke down, hugging him and crying while telling him how sorry she was. After Izuku gains admittance to U.A., she tells him how sorry she is for acting that way and that she'll fully support him no matter what.
  • Nice Girl: Inko is generally compassionate, hospitable, and polite. It's not hard to see where Izuku's kindness stems from.
  • Out of Focus: She stopped regularly appearing in the story after the U.A. students moved into the dorms as Izuku no longer lives at home and sees her less often. She finally shows up in person again in Chapter 243, since it takes place around winter/Christmas, meaning holiday family visits that can justify her reappearance. She's also appeared to learn the truth about Izuku's One For All Quirk in Chapter 309, and again when his classmates brought him back to U.A. in Chapters 322-325.
  • Parents as People: She's essentially a single mothernote  who clearly loves her son, Izuku, and does her best to take care of him, but she doesn't magically know the best course of action to take and is generally hampered by being Locked Out of the Loop. When a young Izuku was told that he was Quirkless, crushing his dream of becoming a hero, she did her best to comfort him without realizing that what he really needed at the time was to be told: "Don't give up hope". When he spontaneously develops powers and gets into the #1 Superhero School in Japan, she is naturally surprised but does what she can to support him. However, the fact that he repeatedly gets badly injured because of his new powers, including shattering his bones multiple times, horrifies her, and she initially refuses the school's request to move the students into a dorm, citing the fact that the students were attacked by villains on three separate occasions. She even tells All Might, Izuku's mentor and the person who gave him his powers, that she can't trust him to keep her son safe. Rather than trying to shut him down outright, she proposes that Izuku transfer to a lower-profile hero school so she won't have to constantly worry about him getting attacked by villains.
  • Post-Stress Overeating: In the volume 11 bonus pages, it's revealed that she gained weight because of her constant worry and guilt over Izuku being Quirkless and not knowing how to she should help him through it.
  • Prone to Tears: She's shown to be surrounded by a huge pile of tissues while watching the U.A. Sports Festival and it's later revealed that she literally passed out seven times while watching it, two of which were from dehydration from crying so much. When she makes her reappearance in Chapter 243, she and Izuku end up getting so happy they cry hard enough for a waterfall to smash their window. They've also received complaints for causing water to drip into the apartment below them.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Izuku and Inko are both highly emotional people who are prone to Ocular Gushers when they're upset or extremely happy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She resembles her son, both physically and emotionally. They share may facial features such as face shape, eye shape, and green hair and eyes, but while her son's hair and eyes appear to be in a brighter shade of green, hers appear to be in a darker one. They're also both extremely emotional and kind individuals, both have Ocular Gushers and make exaggerated faces of surprise. She's also a fan of All Might and has his memorabilia spread around the house, though she doesn't go as overboard with it as her son does.
  • You Remind Me of X: According to All Might, she reminds him of Nana, his mentor. After meeting Nana himself, Izuku acknowledges the resemblance.

    Hisashi Midoriya 

Hisashi Midoriya

Quirk: Fire Breathnote 

...And my husband breathes fire.
Inko, Chapter and Episode 1, providing the only reference to his existence in-story

Izuku's father, who has yet to appear in the story. All that is known about him is that he has a fire-breathing Quirk and that he works abroad.


  • All There in the Manual: His name is only revealed in the databook.
  • Breath Weapon: His Quirk is to breathe fire.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's only mentioned once by his wife as a guy with a fire-breathing Quirk. It's revealed in Inko's character profile that he is still alive and currently works abroad. Izuku himself never mentions Hisashi, even in internal monologue, and when he gets his provisional hero license, he wants to show it to his mother and All Might, but not his father.
  • Punny Name: In the databook, it's revealed his name is Hisashi, a pun on hisashiburi - which translates as "it's been a while", something you say to people you have not seen in a long time. This reflects his situation in the manga.
  • Unknown Character: His Quirk is currently the only aspect of his character that was established in the narrative itself, and it only becomes relevant when Dr. Tsubasa asks Inko about her husband's Quirk before telling her Izuku should have inherited one of his parent's Quirks or a hybrid of the two. Any further information about him has only been given in supplementary material and author notes.

Todoroki Family

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The Todoroki Abode
The Hellish Todoroki Family

Shoto Todoroki's family.


  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Downplayed. The Todoroki family borders on this as they are a family formed from Endeavor desiring an heir to surpass All Might as a hero so he looked to a Quirk marriage to breed a perfect successor to his legacy. Flash forward to the present, Endeavor tries to atone for his domestic abuse of his family after achieving his goal only by technicality. However, the family has to deal with the fall out of the Paranormal Liberation War where they discover their thought-to-be-deceased eldest child Toya, is actually alive and has become the notorious League of Villains member known as Dabi and has broadcast the family's dark past to the public to destroy his father's hero career and reputation. It doesn't help that Endeavor and Shoto must fight the Paranormal Liberation Front again and confront Dabi, where Dabi is prepared to die and kill both his brother and father as revenge against Endeavor's past sins.
  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: The Todoroki siblings fits this.
    • Back in the early days; the boy, Toya. The girl, Fuyumi. And the babies, Natsuo and Shoto.
    • Or the current version; the girl, Fuyumi. The boy, Natsuo. And the baby, Shoto.
  • Color Motif: While they do change up their wardrobe and is impartial to any one color of their outfit, during Endeavor's first fight as the No. 1 Hero (which is also the first speaking appearances of Rei and Natsuo that wasn't a flashback), Rei is shown wearing a yellow cardigan, Fuyumi wears a reddish brown blazer (Fuyumi's first speaking appearance in Season 2 shows her wearing a pink cardigan), while Natsuo is seen wearing a baby blue jacket. Shoto is later shown watching the broadcast of Endeavor against Hood, wearing a dark blue cardigan. In most of Enji's dream of a happy family, Rei, Fuyumi, Natsuo, and Shoto were shown wearing shirts in the color of yellow, pink, baby blue, and dark blue respectively.
    • Toya/Dabi is mostly shown wearing black (symbolic to mourning) and later white (being mourned).
  • Domestic Abuse: All the Todoroki have suffered some form of emotional or physical abuse by Endeavor in his attempts of using eugenics to conceive a child capable of surpassing All Might. Shoto and Rei got the worst of it, being both physically abused (Shoto going through Training from Hell, Rei when she interferes with said training) and emotionally pressured (Shoto being a tool to achieve Endeavor's ambition, Rei to carry and birth his children) which leads to Shoto heavily resenting anything about himself that came close to resembling his father, and Rei to scar Shoto's face in a fit of hysteria and sent to a mental hospital. Meanwhile, Toya, Fuyumi, and Natsuo were considered as "failed creations" by Endeavor and had massive amounts of parental neglect to endure, to the point that Natsuo claimed he barely has any memories of his old man despite living in the same house as him for years.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Because of Endeavor, every Todoroki carries their own share of emotional baggage. Rei's psychiatrists recommended that she shouldn't meet him, Shoto hates him as a person but respects his professional skill and Natsuo openly hates him. On the extreme side, Toya wants to kill the guy after breaking him emotionally. Only Fuyumi seems to have nothing personal against her father, though she'd later confess to Shoto that she feels the same way as Natsuo. Her family situation still distresses her and she eventually admits that she feels guilty for only wanting to keep the appearance of a good family. In fact, Fuyumi's attempts to bring the family back together was only for Rei to have a home to return to.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Fuyumi, Natsuo, and Toya can all be spotted in one of Shoto's flashbacks in Chapter 39 of the manga and Episode 23 of the anime before officially debuting in the present later.
  • Family Theme Naming: All of the Todoroki have given names related to hot or cold things:
    • Enji's name contains the kanji for "fire".
    • Rei's name is written with the kanji for "cold".
    • Fuyumi's name has the kanji for "winter".
    • Natsuo's name contains the kanji for "summer".
    • Shoto's name is written with the kanji for "burning" and "freezing".
    • Toya's name has the kanji for "lamp", which were lit with oil in the past.
  • An Ice Person: Rei and three of her children have ice or cold-related Quirks. Shoto has the power to create both ice and fire, while Natsuo can easily tolerate cold temperatures. Fuyumi's Quirk is unknown, but the flashback in Chapter 291 has Endeavor stated it to be ice-related. As of Chapter 388, Fuyumi and Natsuo are shown to have the same ice Quirk as their mother, and even Toya is revealed to have a latent ice Quirk that only manifest in near-death situation in addition to his cold resistant body. This makes all four Todoroki children having some form of ice Quirk while only two (Toya and Shoto) have fire Quirk. The explaination for why this is was due to the Himura family, and their marriage practice of marrying between distant relatives, resulting in their genes becoming dominant and more likely to be passed down the generation.
  • It's All My Fault: With the exception of Shoto, each of the Todoroki acknowledge the part they played in pushing Toya into becoming Dabi. Endeavor for putting the burdens of his ambitions on his family, Rei for not doing enough to stand up to Endeavor and convince him to be the father he needed to be, and Fuyumi and Natsuo for ignoring Toya's issues in favor of either pretending they were just a normal family to the world or being as uninvolved with the situation as possible. Shoto is the only one not to take any of the blame onto himself because he was simply too young at the time to play any real part in what happened to Toya.
  • Jacob and Esau: In the early days of the family, when there was only Toya and Fuyumi, Toya was closer to Enji while Fuyumi is closer to Rei. In the episode Dabi's Dance, there's a bit where Enji reminisce about the early days of the family, where Toya was eager to train with him and Fuyumi happily bringing flowers to Rei.
    • With Natsuo and Shoto, both unsurprisingly prefers Rei over Enji given the family situation after their birth.
  • Nuclear Family: The father, Enji. The mother, Rei. And the children, Toya, Fuyumi, Natsuo, and Shoto... Also, in the literal sense, since Toya did became a nuke and threatened to blows up everything within his 5 km radius.
  • Playing with Fire: Endeavor and two of his children have fire-related Quirks. As aforementioned, Shoto can make both fire and ice, while Toya had a powerful fire Quirk that was even stronger than their father's, but because his body is more suited to withstand cold than heat, he could not use it effectively without hurting himself.
  • Satellite Family Member: As a consequence of only being a supporting/background characters in the overall plot and having no significance outside from the family drama plot, Rei, Fuyumi, and Natsuo are exactly this to Enji, Toya, and Shoto. Made painfully clear during the Final War arc, as the three civilian Todoroki only made small appearances in some of the chapters that have focus on either of the three main plot relevant Todoroki, and only comes to prominence when the family drama plot reaching its climax.
  • Shared Family Quirks: The Todoroki can't help but overshare their family drama. It even became an in-joke with the fans dubbing it "Keeping up with the Todoroki".
    • Shoto's conversation with Midoriya during the Sports Festival had him spilling about the circumstances of his parents' Quirk marriage and how it was all for his father to have his perfect heir. Bakugo was only right around the corner, unintentionally eavesdropping their conversation.
    • While having Midoriya and Bakugo over for dinner, Fuyumi and Shoto's conversation while cleaning up the dinner table was overheard by the two guests, which Bakugo reprimand them for. And not long after that, Fuyumi then proceed to tell them about the death of their oldest brother Toya, and how his death impacted their mother and Natsuo.
    • Enji's apology to Natsuo, and the subsequent conversation, after Ending's defeat was within several bystanders' earshot.
    • Toya takes the cake as he not only shares the entirety of their family history, but broadcasted it nation-wide for all of society to see.
    • Rei, while trying to keep it a private family conversation in Enji's hospital room, still couldn't escape the eavesdropping curse as Hawks and Best Jeanist are both listening in to their family matters through the closed door.
    • In Chapter 387, a distant family from Rei's side, Geten, also couldn't help but overshare about the Himura family, and their marriage practices between distant relatives, to Mr. Compress as a way to kill time in their jail cell. Well at least now we know where the oversharing genes comes from...
    • Just for the absurdity, Chapter 374 informed that due to convection from multiple simultaneous heat sources (i.e. the Todoroki using Flashfire Fist, with Toya and Shoto even trading blows with each other), combined with a tropical typhoon nearby, caused the formation of a massive pyrocumulonimbus that continues to grow at an alarming rate. Meryl, a weatherwoman in Washington State, believes that the resultant storm system could potentially influence weather even in North America. Their family drama is literally affecting world wide weather. Going national isn't enough, they want to go global.
  • Shared Signature Move: Endeavor, Dabi, and Shoto all uses Flashfire Fist. The latter two inherits the technique from Endeavor.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • Fuyumi looks like a younger version of Rei, only with red streaks in her hair.note 
    • Natsuo physically resembles Enji the most, only with Rei's hair color (mostly), eye color, and nose shape.
    • Shoto and Toya both shares traits from both parents, with Shoto split in the middle where his right side resembles Rei and his left side resembles Enji, and Toya having Enji's eye color and initially red hair, but his hair gradually turns white like Rei's. Both also resembles Rei in facial structure and build instead of Enji, since both have delicate facial features and neither are heavily built like Enji and Natsuo, but rather slender in comparison. Toya even have Rei's long lower lashes until it burned along with his tear ducts that is.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Endeavor's ambition to become (or have an "extension" of him as) the #1 hero has put the family through a lot of trauma. Slowly, however, the family has been able to recover: Shoto embraces his Quirk, starts visiting his mother again while also getting closer to his siblings, and takes up an internship with his father as a mere student for the experience; Rei's mental health has been improving to the point that she will be soon released from Fujitani Hospital to live with her children; and Endeavor realizes he won't be truly forgiven, but tries to atone anyway and comes to the conclusion it would be best to live apart from his family.
    • Unfortunately, by the time of the Paranormal Liberation War, Dabi not only revealed his true identity, but also Endeavor's abusive behavior to the whole nation through a pre-recorded confession, singlehandedly upending all of the progress the family made towards rebuilding.
      • Contrary to initial belief, Dabi's revealation of the ugly side of the family to society have simply united the family in order to stop his villainous ways.

    Rei Todoroki 

Rei Todoroki (née Himura)

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)

Debut: Chapter 38 (Manga), Episode 19 (Anime)

Quirk: Frost

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"Yes, Shoto's been sending me letters."
Rei Himura
Rei in the manga
Rei's favourite flower

"But you want to be a hero, right? That's fine. You're not... bound by his blood. Decide who you want to become. And be all you can be."

Shoto's mother and the wife of Enji Todoroki, the Pro Hero Endeavor. Her marriage to Enji is one of mutual benefit where her family, the Himura, gains financial support while Enji gets the means to sire a child with the ideal Quirk to fulfill his ambition of surpassing All Might. Due to Endeavor becoming obsessed with his goals, the family dynamics turn toxic. Endeavor's mistreatment of Rei and their children took a heavy toll on her sanity, which led to her scarring the left side of Shoto's face in a Moment of Weakness because of his growing resemblance to Endeavor. Following the accident, Rei was admitted to Fujitani Hospital, a mental hospital, where she would remain for over a decade. Shoto eventually visits her, and the two reconcile with each other. She maintains a good relationship with her children, Fuyumi and Natsuo, as they regularly visit her. Though her relationship with Enji remains complicated, even if he has made efforts to atone for his mistakes.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Although her canon age is yet to be given, Rei is presumably in her early 40s. While her two older children, Toya and Fuyumi, are already in their early to mid 20s. Which means she had them when she was in her late teens.
  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. She isn't as outright abusive as Enji is and genuinely loves her children. But as she herself admits later on, she didn't do more than she could've done to stop Enji's mistreatment of their children, causing her to eventually Freak Out from the abuse she endured and unintentionally scar Shoto during a Moment of Weakness. After the Paranormal Liberation War, when the family finally reunited, she outright tells Endeavor and their children that she failed her parental duties as well.
    • In the light novel School Briefs V, Natsuo stated that she was always there for him when he felt rejected by his father and she's the only source of parental love for him. But Shoto's birth caused Rei to prioritise Shoto more than her three older children.
  • Accomplice by Inaction: Rei herself lampshades this openly. Upon facing Enji for the first time in 10 years, she eventually confesses in front of her children that her own passivity and inaction, despite disapproving strongly of the way Enji abused and neglected their kids, and Toya in particular, is also something she herself has to account for as a mother because she did next to nothing to prevent it from happening. To this end, she actually steps into Enji and Toya's battlefield as her son is self-invoking a Super-Power Meltdown, using her Quirk to counter the heat in order for her to reach him even as she's visibly getting scorched, thinking back on how Toya blamed her too for his pain and determined not to fail him this time.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Weirdly enough in the digital colored manga, Rei is depicted with blue eyes for some reason. Which means despite Enji and Rei both having blue eyes, Natsuo somehow have dark colored eyes (as well as Shoto's right eye).
  • Arranged Marriage: Endeavor bought the Himura family over to marry Rei through a Quirk marriage, disguised as a traditionally arranged marriage, in order to have a child with the ideal Quirk who have the potential to be strong enough to surpass All Might as the greatest Pro Hero. The fact he even remembers her favorite flowers even though she mentioned it only once during their first meeting seems to show that he did care about her to some level.
  • Baby Factory: What she eventually became following Endeavor's growing obsession to surpass All Might.
  • Because You Can Cope: Towards her three older children, and downplayed. She do love all of her children, but due to her prioritizing Shoto's well-being (since he's the focus of Endeavor's Training from Hell) her three older children felt neglected by her.
  • Blue Blood: Rei comes from the main branch of the prestigious Himura family. Notwithstanding, the family had fallen on hard time and was financially struggling.
  • Broken Bird: She was painted as quite a wreck at the start of the story, with Shoto exposing her loveless marriage with Endeavor, the abuse they went through under his roof, and her breaking point where she scalded Shoto with boiling water. Later down the story, it was also revealed how she was hospitalized initially for hurting Shoto, but then she learned about Toya's apparent death in her hospital. And her condition went from bad to worst that she had to be kept there for over a decade. The icing on the cake? That not only did her family sold her off, they eagerly sold her off for the financial benefits. Her life have been a wreck from the start.
  • Character Development: This is the same woman who was hospitalized for over a decade due to her husband's domestic abuse and claimed she was still afraid of him in Chapter 187. Come Chapter 300, she's gathered the courage to confront Endeavor over their family and Toya, even refusing to let him fall into despair when she hasn't; Endeavor is astounded by her sudden display of fortitude that he even questions if she really is the same Rei that he knows.
  • Cowardice Callout: In Chapter 302, the flashback shown that she had had enough of Enji neglecting their children and called him out for dodging his responsibility as a father.
Rei: Aren't you just running away...?
  • Cruel Mercy: Following the fallout of Paranormal Liberation War, and the revealation of Endeavor's mistreatments towards his family to the public, Enji lost the will to fight, going so far as to even proclaims that the hero Endeavor is dead. Only for Rei and their children to step into his hospital room and tells him there's no way out of this mess for him except to fight. And even if he couldn't, the family will make him. Afterall, as Natsuo puts it, he's the root cause of the family's problems.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Starts to receive heavy attention in the Pro Hero Arc after initially being introduced as a supporting character in Shoto's tragic backstory. In this arc, she gets a formal introduction by name and her children visit her in Fujitani Hospital. Also, instead of Rei being heard talking fleetingly, she's seen having a long and polite conversation with them.
    • During the fallout of the Paranormal Liberation War arc, she's somehow been deemed stable enough to be released from her hospital and visits Shoto, as well as Enji, at Central Hospital to talk about family matters regarding Toya.
    • During the Final War arc, starting with Chapter 385 establishing the civilian Todoroki (Rei, Fuyumi, and Natsuo) being inside one of the evacuation block that was stopped. To Chapter 386 informing us their malfunctioned evacuation block is within the blast zone of Dabi's impending explosion. And at the end of Chapter 387 Rei is at the epicenter of said fireball, trying to cool down Toya even though she herself is getting scorched by the heat.
  • Dull Surprise: In Chapter 290, the broadcast of Dabi's confession reached her hospital room. Her reaction was nothing more than a Thousand-Yard Stare.
    • Readers expected that she would relapse due to the shock that her presumed dead son is not only alive, but is now an infamous mass murdering terrorist. The reaction of the staffs from Fujitani Hospital, the hospital Rei was staying in, only reinforce this view. But come Chapter 300, Rei simply found the resolve to not only be discharge from her hospital but also confronts Enji about their family.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: Due to being separated for over a decade, Rei is very much this to Shoto. School Briefs I even lampshades this; while Shoto was visiting her, he got thirsty and was about to go get himself something to drink. Before he could leave though, Rei told him that there's some beverages for him in her mini fridge, one of which is a yogurt drink with a cartoon cow on the carton. Rei happily noted that "Mrs. Cow" was his favorite and since they were selling it in the hospital she got it for him, before realizing that the five year old who loved drinking it before is now a fifteen year old who might not enjoy it as much anymore. Her smile falters and she mentions that there's also other soft drinks he can choose from. Shoto, touched by her effort, picked Mrs. Cow to drink.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Has stark white hair to reflect her ice-type Quirk.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: The lines under her eyes display that she did suffer crippling depression and guilt from choosing not to interfere with her husband's neglect, abuse, and mistreatment of her children; the mental toll when she did choose to interfere; and the guilt from her eventual snap with scalding Shoto's face with boiling water.
  • Family Theme Naming: The kanji for her first name means "cold". The second kanji in her youngest son Shoto's name means "freezing", and the first kanji in her daughter Fuyumi's name means "winter".
  • Fire/Ice Duo: The ice to Enji's fire.
  • Flower Motifs: Associated with her favourite flower, known as the Japanese Gentian or Autumn Bellflower. In hanakotobanote , Japanese gentian, known locally as Rindou, generally carries the meaning of "victory", "sense of justice", and "honesty". The flower carrying the meaning of "victory" is due to its medicinal and herbal properties in combating sickness, and thus can also carry the meaning of "overcoming illness". There's also the meaning of "to be close to your sadness", as rindou flowers blooms alone rather than in clusters. Rindou's hanakotoba also vary depending on its colors. For blue and purple, it carries the hanakotoba of "I love you when you are sad". Blue rindou specifically, means "lonely love" in addition to the general meanings. While purple rindou means "A person who is full of confidence", and "expressing a confident and beautiful appearance". Which is very fitting for Rei as when she's finally confronted Enji after 10 years, her steps were full of confidence, her expression solemn, and she wore nothing more than a plain purple dress, yet she look all the more graceful for it.
    • Enji regularly gifting the flowers to Rei can be interpreted as him simply wishing her a speedy recovery with the "overcoming illness" meaning. And/Or as a way for him to say "I treated you wrong, and I want to make things right." with the "sense of justice" meaning.
      • However, we should also consider that Enji may not even be aware of the hanakotoba of rindou. Afterall, he's detective-smart not flower-language-smart, so he may simply sent her those flowers because its the ones that she told him she likes.
    • Within the Todoroki drama plot, Rei's flower symbolizes the healing of the family.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: The news of the death of her first child, Toya, was what dealt the final blow to her mental health as she's implied to have gone clinically insane from it.
  • Grew a Spine: Rei was shown to have been passively following whatever Enji decides for the family, despite her own disapproval. It wasn't until Endeavor starts to impose Training from Hell to their youngest child, Shoto, that she started to physically protest against his ways of doing things. Though her interruptions of Shoto's training wasn't without consequences.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She's one of the few characters that conspicuously averts this: at the time she was married, she had Boyish Short Hair, which grew longer as her life went on.
  • Heartfelt Apology: In Chapter 53, Shoto's recollection of his first visit revealed how she apologized to him through tears.
  • Housewife: Endeavor is obviously the breadwinner of the Todoroki household, while Rei was implied to be a stay-at-home housewife as she was never shown to have any career of her own.
  • How Dad Met Mom: The end of Chapter 300 set up Rei and Enji discussing about their family with their children. And then Chapter 301 starts with the marriage meeting between Enji and Rei, with someone who, presumably, could only be the head of the Himura family (whether he is Rei's father or grandfather is left undisclosed) summarizing the antecedents of the Himura to Enji.
    • Chapter 387 expanded on this, with Geten detailing the history of the Himura to Mr. Compress, and implying that Rei being married off to Endeavor is the reason the Himura branch families disperse.
      Geten: The final nail in the coffin came when the main family began to sell itself off. When word of that got out, the remaining branch families scattered. I myself was one of them. Eventually Re-Destro recruited me.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The cover for Chapter 166 shows that Endeavor was One Head Taller than Rei, as well as about twice her width, when their son, Shoto entered kindergarten. The last page of Chapter 388 shows Rei to not only be shorter than all of her three older children, but her height barely reached Enji's chest. See Miniature Senior Citizens below.
  • An Ice Person: Rei can generate ice from her body and is sensitive to heat. Prolonged usage of the Quirk will lead to frostbite, and the subsequent low body temperature may cause hypothermia. Her ice Quirk is also the only reason Endeavor had any sort of interest in her.
  • Ice Queen: Upon meeting her for the first time and negotiating their marriage, Enji calls her just that in his mind due to her dispassionate and poised facial expressions displaying neither sorrow nor joy, just plain indifference. To the point that when she shows a faint smile upon looking at her favorite flowers, he immediately takes notice.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Chapter 301 reveals that Rei comes from a prestigious family with a long history, the Himura family, but her parents practically sold her off to be married to Endeavor since they've fallen on hard times and needed the financial support.
  • The Last Straw: Rei was initially hospitalized for hurting Shoto, but the news of Toya's apparent death is what kept her there for over a decade.
  • May It Never Happen Again: One of her letters to Shoto addressed this:
Rei: My dear Shoto, I hope you're well. Given the chilly days we're having, I worry about you catching cold. I go on more and more outings these days. The doctor tells me that if I keep this up, I could be discharged relatively soon. I would love to live with you, Natsu, and Fuyumi again, and I'll do my best to not make the same past mistakes.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her first name in kanji means "cold", which is a reference of her ice Quirk and her poised, dispassionate initial personality.note 
    • Her maiden name contains the kanji for "ice".
  • Mental Health Recovery Arc: Implied. Rei spent over a decade in Fujitani Hospital slowly regaining her sanity and improving her mental health. Once she reconciled with Shoto, she's been making progress remarkable enough that her doctor commented she may be discharged soon.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Downplayed in terms of the age. She's not particularly old but in the cover for Chapter 166, 10 years before the start of the story when Shoto entered kindergarten, she was shown to be at least only a head shorter than Enji, who is 195 cm tall. By comparing their height, this would mean Rei was at most 170 cm tall at the time. However in the present, Rei is shown to be noticeably shorter than Fuyumi, who is 160 cm in height, which means Rei is currently somewhere in the 155 cm height range.
  • Moment of Weakness: She injured Shoto immediately after she talked to her mother over the phone about how much the stress of her situation was getting to her, and in her panic, accidentally injured him further when she directly applied ice to his (at the time, fresh) burn.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: While she does look old enough to be a mother of children in their late teens, like Natsuo and Shoto, she seems to be too young to be a mother of children in their mid twenties, like Toya and Fuyumi.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Rei had a moment of this. Seconds after her Freak Out, she realized she had hurt Shoto, and in her panic immediately tries to soothe his pain... by applying ice to his fresh burn. Which, while not intending to, only hurt Shoto more.
Rei: I'm so sorry, Shoto! Oh no, what have I done!? What have I done!?
  • My Greatest Second Chance: In Chapter 387, when Dabi is about to kill himself with an explosion that will destroy everything within his 5 kilometer diameter and Endeavour is poised to do a Heroic Sacrifice, Rei rush into the inferno of Dabi's fireball in order to use her powers to cool him down, seeing this as her one and only chance to atone for not properly reaching out to Toya before.
  • Nightmare Face: That absolutely disturbed look of fear and panic she gave to Shoto the day she scalded him. The way her face was drawn roughly in Chapter 192 page 13, complete with a rough line art. And the look she gave Enji, as if she is an onryō, after he hit her for not stopping Toya's self-training in Chapter 302.
  • Nobility Marries Money: Deconstructed. Marrying Endeavor for his money was moreso the Himura than Rei herself. And Enji marrying Rei was for her ice Quirk, not for the Himura name.
  • Parental Betrayal: She was the "safe parent" to Shoto. But she is the one to scar him for life following her own Sanity Slippage.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: She tried to stop Toya from training and told him he shouldn't feel bound by his bloodline yet she herself agreed to marry Endeavor for the sake of her family. Toya is very aware of this and called her out on it and reminds her he was only born out of Endeavor's ambition, and she was a part of the problem too. Toya then leaves the house with a Death Glare directed at her.
  • Parent-Child Team: With Fuyumi and Natsuo, where they work together to cool Toya down.
  • Parents as People: She tried her best to be a good mother, but despite her strong disapproval, she was powerless to stop Enji from abusing and neglecting their kids. Whenever she attempted to protect Shoto from his father's brutal training, Enji inflicted physical consequences. It's implied that the worst of it came after she failed to stop Toya from his self-training at Sekoto Peak. This is probably what started her downward spiral until she was eventually hospitalized when her Freak Out caused her to harmed Shoto. And as revealed in Chapter 302, after Toya's apparent death, her mental health worsened to the point that she became insane. Once she was mentally better enough to receive visitors, she had been working on mending her relationship with her children. And finally, with Shoto reconciling with her, she's been making progress toward her release from the hospital in hopes of living with her children again.
  • Parents in Distress: In Chapter 302, due to her inability to dissuade Toya from training on his own, Enji hit her so hard that she was thrown back to the floor. Five year old Shoto stood between his dad and his mom, crying and yelling at Endeavor to stop "bully" his mother. Enji proceeds to yell at him to get out and even went to grab Rei by the collar of her shirt, yelling at her that she's responsible to keep an eye on Toya. The entire scene was heartbreaking with Shoto crying out in the background, trying to protect his mom, and Fuyumi and Natsuo huddled together in a corner of a room, crying.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Rei was conspicuously the only member of the Todoroki family who would be totally unable to catch a glimpse of Dabi. In Chapter 290, when she sees the video he has broadcasted on national television, there is a lot of focus put on her face as she stares at the screen, implying she knew who he was before he even began to speak.
    • The anime rearranged the scene to Rei reacting only after Dabi spoke.
  • Pushover Parents: Despite her concerns for Toya's physical well-being, her attempts to dissuade him from his self-training fall on deaf ears. She would later admits that she didn't know what to say to discourage Toya.
  • Questionable Consent: Due to her Quirk marriage being with the upfront understanding of producing a suitable heir for Endeavor, how much consent was given is debatable.
    • We know that Rei at least given an enthusiastic consent for the conception of Fuyumi, if Enji's words are to be believed.
    • The conception of Toya (being the first child), as mentioned, is an upfront understanding of their marriage agreement. So by agreeing to the marriage, Toya's conception should be with Rei's consent.
    • But the conception of Natsuo and Shoto was done after Rei have already voiced her unwillingness to have more children. Best case scenario, she was coerced into having them.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The reason we suck variant. Chapter 302 shows Rei confronting Enji in his hospital room and discussing about their family and Toya, and how they both failed him as parents.
Rei: And you... Didn't go after him.
Enji: I thought I'd only be throwing fuel on his fire... No, that's not it...
Enji: The truth is, I had no idea... what to say to him.
  • Rejected Apology: Played for Laughs after a back-to-back Todoroki-drama heavy chapters. In chapter 303, when Hawks and Best Jeanist stepped into Enji's hospital room, Rei noticing Hawks' burn injuries and recalling Dabi's confession of Best Jeanist apparent murder, apologizes on behalf of her son with a dogeza. The apology took both men by surprise, with Hawks frantically clarifying that the apology isn't what they're after, rather they're there for information regarding Dabi for their investigation. Even Best Jeanist cracks a denim-related joke:
Best Jeanist: We are only here to inquire about Dabi! But eavesdropping feels rather criminal, like illegal denim...
Rei: What's illegal denim?note 
  • Sanity Slippage: When her children started growing and looking more like Endeavor, she succumbed to the stress and had to be sent to Fujitani Hospital, a mental hospital, after injuring Shoto with boiling water. Chapter 192 page 13, Chapter 250 page 3, and Chapter 302 implied that she went clinically insane after Toya's apparent death.
  • Sliding Scale of Parent-Shaming in Fiction: Type II. Rei cared and loved all of her children, who were all mistreated by Endeavor one way or another; either with neglect, emotional abuse, and/or physical abuse. However, due to her own worsening mental state, she prioritise protecting Shoto from Endeavor, as Shoto is the one to be in direct physical harm. Though this made her to unintentionally neglects her other children in the process. Her situation took a turn for the worst as when she eventually breaks, she ended up scarring Shoto for life. Rei had spent ten years working on herself with constant professional help, and mending her relationship with Fuyumi and Natsuo. And now with Shoto reaching out to her, they starts to rebuild their broken relationship.
  • Small Parent, Huge Child: Not only that Fuyumi (who is the shortest Todoroki siblings) seemed taller than her in later chapters, even her third child Natsuo towers over her due to him inheriting Enji's build.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With Fuyumi, being near identical to her. The episode The Hellish Todoroki Family even played this straight with a cross-fade transition between the two.
    • When Geten was first shown unhooded, some fans have speculated that he's somehow related to Rei due to their similar white hair, grey eyes, and ice-related Quirk. It wasn't until Chapter 387 that it was revealed Geten is in fact a distant relative of Rei.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Implied. While her age wasn't revealed yet, there's a recurring theme in the series, in which there's a 4-years difference between all the married couples (with the husbands being older than the wives), a lot of which are the main characters' parents (Even Rock Lock feels the need to clarify that his wife is 4 years younger than him in Chapter 153). Enji was 22 when Toya was born, and assuming that theme was also the case for him and Rei, she would've been only 18 when she gave birth to Toya (and Fuyumi in the same year). This would implies Rei would be at least 16, and at most be 17, when she was married off to Enji.
    • In Japan, women of age 16 can legally get married with parental consent, and as we know, it was the Himura, her family, who arranged her marriage with Enji, so it's not impossible.
      Under the Japanese Civil Code the minimum legal age of marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. A person who is under 20 years of age cannot get married in Japan without parental approval.
      In 2018, a revision to Japan’s Civil Code was enacted. The amendment of the Civil Code is already in effect since April 1, 2022. This amendment lowers the legal age of marriage from 20 years old to 18 years for both girls and boys. This amendment also see the minimum age of marriage for women increased to 18 years old.
      • Since this part of the Todoroki story was written before the revision of the Civil Code, the author wouldn't have known about the amendment.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Took several levels in badass. Rei is a civillian, with zero Quirk training and no combat experience. She also has no societal obligations to step into an active battlefield, braving the heat of Dabi's inferno, and sustain burns all over her body, but she did it anyway. All so she can apologize to Toya for failing him.
  • Tragic Ice Character: Endeavor married her specifically for her ice Quirk, hoping to produce a child that combined her power with his own fire Quirk. Initially, the family was peaceful enough, until it went south; Toya's weakness to his own flames and Endeavor becoming more obssessed with his goal. Enji became so abusive to her, with no concern about yelling and hitting her infront of their children, that she lost it and had to be committed to Fujitani Hospital. With the news of the death of her first son, she stayed there for over a decade.
  • Unnamed Parent: Subverted. While she's first seen in the present in Chapter 44, her first name wasn't revealed until Chapter 187. Her maiden name was later revealed in Chapter 301.
  • Unwanted Spouse: Due to it being a Quirk marriage, Rei and Enji isn't actually in love with each other. In fact, it was a marriage of convenience between the Himura, for their financial status, and Enji, for achieving his goal. Despite that, Rei still had hope to make it work.note 
  • Useless Bystander Parent:
    • Played with. She sees herself as one, limited to pleading to Enji to acknowledge their other children, Toya, Fuyumi, and Natsuo. Toya even throws her inaction right in her face when she tries to convince him to stop his self-training and play with other kids. However, she did condemn Endeavor's actions and even told him off for pushing Shoto too hard during his training. She also called him out for running away instead of being there for Toya, telling him that those aren't the traits of a hero. The physical consequences of her protests obviously made things very difficult.
    • Her regret over not being there for Toya when he was obviously troubled by his inability to achieve Enji's ambitions ultimately motivates her to step onto the battlefield and reach him despite lacking any kind of fire resistance and getting scorched raw by his massive firepower, remembering how he blamed her for his pain as well and determined not to fail her son this time.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Chapter 302 shows that after Enji's decision to separate Shoto from his siblings, he told Rei to keep an eye out on Toya while he himself isn't going to bother with the family anymore. Completely abandoning his responsibility as a father.
Rei: He just wants you to look at him. To notice him. That's all.
Enji: All I can show anyone... is the world of heroes.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Deconstructed. Rei displays the calm demeanor and unswerving allegiance to her family's interests, but initially lacked the touch of iron proper of this. This ended up screwing over her children's well-being and family's unity, which she acknowledges herself upon confronting Enji in the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War.

    Fuyumi Todoroki 

Fuyumi Todoroki

Voiced by: Kei Shindō (Japanese), Kate Oxley (English)

Debut: Chapter 44 (Manga), Episode 25 (Anime)

Quirk: Frost

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"I know you're all super busy, so thanks for coming! I'm Shoto's sister, Fuyumi."
Younger Fuyumi
Fuyumi in the manga

"Ugh... should've known... but with Shoto at U.A. and finally able to see mom again... and now that she's starting to cheer up since you're making an effort... I thought... I thought we might just turn into a real family..."

The second child and only daughter of the Todoroki family. Shoto's older sister. She's 22 (later 23) years old and work as an elementary teacher. Fuyumi is the peacemaker in the Todoroki household, though she expresses dismay over the parental rift caused by Endeavor's spartan personality. She cares about Natsuo and Shoto's well-being and is quite protective of Rei's mental health.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has her father's blue eyes in the manga, while her anime appearance is depicted with her mother's gray eyes.note 
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: The older sibling variant.
    • In chapter 187, Fuyumi brought up Natsuo's girlfriend to their mother. And in School Briefs V, Fuyumi keeps teasing him about his girlfriend. In both instances, it was much to Natsuo's annoyance.
    • In School Briefs I, with her meddling with Shoto's Parents' Day handout, bringing it to Rei's attention (despite him not wanting it to be brought up), which dishearten their mother since she couldn't attend. Fuyumi volunteers to attend on Rei's behalf and records the event for her, which delighted their mother, but much to Shoto's chagrin since Fuyumi did compared him, a high schooler, to her ankle bitters (read: primary schoolers).
  • Awkward Father-Son Bonding Activity: Impose this upon Enji and Natsuo. Although the true reason of the family dinners was to improve the broken family dynamic for her mother's sake, it was also for them to try and become a functional family at least. It still doesn't make it any less awkward for the two men. Or, rather, passively hostile on Natsuo's part.
  • Because You Can Cope: Once Enji became even more obssessed with his goal, he began neglecting Toya and Fuyumi. It was to the point that he was never even a father to Natsuo. And while their mother Rei being the only source for parental love for them, due to her prioritizing Shoto over the other siblings, Fuyumi was left to fend for herself and her little brother Natsuo.
  • Breaking the Cycle of Bad Parenting: She's doing a better job taking care of her brothers. For the bad parenting bit, certainly, if we're talking in regards to Enji. Rei was at least a decent loving mother to Fuyumi, until protecting Shoto from Enji became her priority where she grew distant, though not out of indifference, as revealed in School Briefs V. What little flashbacks that we've seen during the early days of the family shows how close the mother and daughter were (with Fuyumi bringing flowers to her mother), and still are as Fuyumi regularly visits Rei at her hospital.
    • The light novel, School Briefs V, even implies that the two once spent time cooking together. As Fuyumi recalls that her mother's datemakinote  recipe are made into a rounder version because Fuyumi's grandparents taught Rei it's a way to wishing a harmonious household. The only way for Fuyumi to know that would be Rei herself recalled it to her.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With Natsuo. They both took turns cooking meals for the family after their housekeeper retired. They'd sometimes visits Rei together. In the aftermath of Paranormal Liberation War arc, both of them are always seen together with Rei. And during Chapter 388, both Fuyumi and Natsuo followed Rei to the centre of Toya's impending explosion.
  • Children Do the Housework: Sometime after Rei's hospitalization and their housekeeper retiring due to back injury, and with Endeavor being an absent father, Fuyumi and Natsuo took turns cooking meals for the family.
  • Cool Big Sis: To her little brothers, Natsuo and Shoto. Especially in regards to her cooking.
  • Daddy's Girl: The only one of the Todoroki siblings to have a more peaceful relationship with her father. Or so she acts. In Chapter 249, Fuyumi herself confessed to Shoto that she feels the same way as Natsuo, but she simply remains civil with Endeavor because it's their chance to improve their home life for their mother's sake.
  • The Dutiful Son: A daughter variant.
    • Despite being old enough to move out of the house, Fuyumi stayed.
    • Fuyumi and Natsuo take turns cooking meals for the family after their housekeeper retired.
    • She brings a change of clothes for Rei in Chapter 187, as well as in School Briefs I, which implies she does it regularly.
    • In the episode The Hellish Todoroki Family, there's an anime original flashback where she even keeps Enji updated on family matters, telling him Shoto went to visit Rei, and their plans to keep in touch by writing letters when Shoto becomes busy with schoolwork.
    • Natsuo's character profile revealed that Natsuo attends university because Fuyumi told him to leave family matters to her and pursue what he wants to do.
    • In School Briefs V, it is revealed that she even encouraged Shoto to pursue his dream, which led to him attending U.A. High School.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Towards Rei.
    • In Chapter 187, Fuyumi would even scold Natsuo for bringing up Endeavor in conversation with their mother, concerned for her mental health.
    • In Chapter 342, in the page where the students reunite with their family before the final battle, there's a panel showing Fuyumi with a hand behind Rei's back, supporting her.
    • In Chapter 388, Fuyumi and Natsuo would even follows Rei to the centre of Toya's impending explosion because they don't want to lose her again. This also give them the chance to talk to their older brother Toya.
    • In School Briefs I, she told Shoto she was glad that she's the one to attend Parents' Day, as the nature of the event, where the parents needs to pretend to be hostage and the captors acted quite convincingly aggressive, might be too much for their mother. Shoto agrees.
  • Family Man: The daughter variant. Fuyumi never lose hope that their family can one day come together as, at least a functional family.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name contains the word for "winter", while her mother Rei's name means "cold" and her little brother Shoto's name contains a kanji for "freezing".
  • Hope Spot:
    • Her attempt at a family get-together following Endeavor's battle against Hood was what she expected to be a chance for Shoto and Natsuo to bond with each other and try to start a dialogue with their father. Things go haywire fast, as Natsuo lashes out at Endeavor only a few minutes after meeting him before leaving. And Shoto, while willing to admit his efficiency as a hero, ends up agreeing with Natsuo that, as a father, Enji is terrible.
    • It is later revealed in Chapter 252 page 12 that her attempts at pushing everyone out of their comfort zone and try to come together as a family was only for the sake of Rei to have a home to return to, since her rapid progress with her mental health meant she's going to be released from her hospital relatively soon. Enji offers a solution with him planning to build a new home for them to live in without him. She was concerned for him staying behind but understand that it was for the best.
  • An Ice Person: According to Endeavor, she has an ice Quirk. Chapter 388 confirms this.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: When it was only her and Toya, Enji spent more time with Toya, though this doesn't mean she was outright neglected by him (like she will be later on). Fuyumi still have Rei as her main source of parental love. But after the birth of Shoto, Rei began focusing more on Shoto than the others.
  • Monster Brother, Cutie Sister: With her older brother Toya who is also the unapologetic, unhinged, mass murderer Dabi.
  • Must Make Amends:
    • In the databook, it is stated that she became an elmentary teacher in order to compensate for the fact that she couldn't protect her younger brother, Shoto, from their father.
    • Her insistence, to Natsuo and Shoto, on having family dinners with Enji was also due to her guilt (as revealed in Chapter 302) of only wanting to keep up the appearance of a functioning family instead of confronting the problems, which led to Toya's apparent death and cost them Rei's sanity.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the nicer and more personable members of the Todoroki family, being a good host to the interns and thanking Midoriya for being Shoto's friend.
  • Promotion to Parent: After Rei was institutionalized, and with Endeavor being a lousy parent who never even bothered to father Natsuo, Fuyumi was the one to look after her little brothers.
  • Sexy Sweater Girl: Has worn form-fitting turtleneck sweaters several times, which due to how buxom she is and the stripes on her sweater greatly emphasize her very large boobs. The author has further emphasized this by having some of his art (including a Twitter sketch and a coloured volume back cover) involve her lying on her back or raising her hands in the air to push her chest forward even more on display.
  • Stand-In Parents: In School Briefs I, U.A. High School were having a Parents' Day event. Shoto would rather not inform Endeavor about it and subconsciously went to visit Rei despite knowing that she couldn't attend. Shoto was upset when Fuyumi took notice of his Parent's Day handout and brought it to attention. Rei apologized that she couldn't go, the mood turning gloom, until Fuyumi stepped in with the solution that she would attend and record the event for their mother. Shoto at first rejected the idea but seeing how happy it made Rei, Shoto relented.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With her mother. The episode The Hellish Todoroki Family have a cross-fade transition from Rei to Fuyumi and they look near identical to each other.
  • Supreme Chef:
    • Her cooking is so good that Bakugo demands her recipe for mapo tofu, and later scolds Shoto for chopping onions so badly by saying:
    Bakugo: Your sister would cry if she saw this!
    • School Briefs V expanded upon this with Natsuo praising her datemaki which she revealed to be Rei's recipe. Fuyumi even mentions how their grandparents taught their mother how to make the rounder version of datemaki to signify "wishing for a harmonious household". This implies that there was a time where Rei and Fuyumi spent time cooking together.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: The fuyu in her name means "winter", while the natsu in her brother Natsuo's name means "summer".
  • Third-Person Person: As a young girl, she referred to herself in the third person, a common verbal tic for Japanese children.
  • The Un-Reveal: Her Quirk's exact abilities haven't been revealed yet, although it's implied that she have her mother's ice Quirk, or a variation of it, based on her mostly white hair and Endeavor confirming she only inherited an Ice Quirk.
    • Subverted. As of Chapter 388, she has the same ice Quirk as her mother.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She seems to be the most determined to try and fix up her family. This goes against what her younger brother Natsuo thinks, and to a lesser extent, Shoto. Rei's stance is also complicated on this. While it seems some progress were being made, the constant clashes between Enji and Natsuo made the whole thing fall flat. Chapter 252 revealed that she was only now pushing for it in order to make a safe and sound household for Rei to return to (since her progress with her mental health had been going smoothly that she may be discharged relatively soon). Fuyumi was disappointed, yet understood, when Endeavor confides that he plans to build them a new home so them and Rei can rebuild their lives while he stays behind at the old home, showing he thinks the whole thing might be unsalvageable.
    • Chapter 301 heavily implies this is also because she knows what their family was like back before Toya become unable to withstand his own fire as well as Endeavor's spiralling into his own obsessions and caused the family dynamic to turn toxic.
    • In Chapter 302, Fuyumi admits that back when the family was falling apart, she felt guilty for only wanting to keep up the appearance of a good functioning family instead of confronting their problems.

    Natsuo Todoroki 

Natsuo Todoroki

Voiced by: Yūki Shin (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)

Debut: Chapter 187 (Manga), Episode 88 (Anime)

Quirk: Frost

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"We don't do so well with heat."
Younger Natsuo
Natsuo in the manga

"I get the feeling mom and sis here want to forgive you. But all I see here is the same maniac, who all of a sudden is getting rave reviews. You might look like a changed man, but you're not."

The third child and second son of the Todoroki family. Shoto's older brother. He's 19 years old university student currently studying medical welfare. Due to the ice Quirk he inherited from his mother Rei, he can easily tolerate cold conditions. He cares about his family, especially his mom and younger brother Shoto, and wishes the public knows the truth about his father Enji, and his abusive domestic behavior towards them.


  • Abandonment-Induced Animosity: Due to Enji never being a father to him, in addition to the physical abuse Endeavor imposed to Rei and Shoto (and the neglect Natsuo, Fuyumi, and Toya experience), Natsuo very much hates him to the point he can't even stay in the same room as Endeavor for too long.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His mother, sister, and younger brother calls him "Natsu". His older brother Dabi also refers to him as Natsu when he finally revealed his true identity as Toya.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wished that the public knew about his father's domestic abuse. He gets his wish when his father got exposed nation-wide to the entire public by Dabi, who is none other than his older brother Toya, who had long been thought of as being dead. Dabi was also the one who sent Ending to the Todoroki abode, getting Natsu involved in hopes that if he died their father would be devastated.
  • Because You Can Cope: By the time of Natsuo's birth, Enji was already too obssessed with his goal that he ended up never being a father to Natsuo. It reached a point that to Natsuo, his father is basically a stranger to him. Following his younger brother Shoto's birth, and the eventual Training from Hell imposed to Shoto by Endeavor, even Rei grew distant as she prioritized her youngest son more than her three older children. Natsuo understood that it wasn't out of indifference, Rei still cared about them, but it didn't change his feelings that his baby brother had stolen his mother away from him.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While he openly acknowledges he doesn't know his little brother well, Natsuo loves him nonetheless and actively resents the abuse Endeavor put Shoto through. Especially since that same abuse is why he barely knows Shoto.
    • In Chapter 395, the Todoroki are seen to be huddled up together, holding off against Toga's Sad Man's Legion. With Enji protecting Fuyumi, Rei, and Dabi, while Natsuo is seen protecting Shoto.
  • Big Little Brother: He's the third born in the family and is 181cm (5'11) tall, making him taller than Fuyumi, who is 160cm (5'3) tall, and Toya/Dabi, who is 176cm (5'9) tall. He was already the tallest of his siblings back when they were children.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With Fuyumi. They both took turns cooking meals for the family after their housekeeper retired. They'd sometimes visits Rei together. In the aftermath of Paranormal Liberation War arc, both of them are always seen together with Rei. And during Chapter 388, both Fuyumi and Natsuo follows Rei to the centre of Toya's impending explosion.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Natsuo most of the time refers to Enji with "he/him", "that guy", and by his hero name "Endeavor". Rarely, if ever, "Dad".
  • Calling the Old Man Out: During their first proper family dinner with their father in years, Natsuo attempts to simply leave the reunion instead of saying anything to him. When Enji tells him to speak what's on his mind, he's quick to call out that while Rei and Fuyumi has "seemingly" forgiven him,note  he's not going to let go of his abusive treatment to his wife and youngest son. Or the neglect he imposed on his three other children.
  • Children Do the Housework: Sometime after Rei's hospitalization and their housekeeper retiring due to back injury, and with Endeavor being an absent father, Fuyumi and Natsuo took turns cooking meals for the family.
  • Distressed Dude: For Chapters 250 and 251, he gets kidnapped by the villain Ending, on the threat of death if Endeavor doesn't kill Ending. Fortunately, Midoriya, Bakugo, and Shoto are able to help Endeavor save him without any serious harm befalling him.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: A "doesn't know their own sibling" variation. When he confronts Endeavor, one of the things he brings up is that he didn't know Shoto's favorite food was soba until now, because Endeavor didn't want his "masterpiece" to have anything to do with his "failures", Natsuo and Fuyumi, who failed to inherit Quirks powerful enough for their father's liking.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before his debut in the anime, he has an early cameo in the fourth season's second ending, which shows a picture of him and Fuyumi eating together.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He may be the most resentful of all his siblings to his father, but that doesn't mean that he wants him dead. He urges his father to retreat and wait for reinforcements while watching his battle with Hood on TV.
    • He's horrified by the lengths Toya is willing to go to in his pursuit of revenge against their father, and temporarily sets aside his own grudge against Endeavor in favor of stopping his older brother.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Towards Rei.
    • In Chapter 303, while making their way through the crowd of reporters, we can see Natsuo supporting her with a hand behind her back.
    • In Chapter 363, there's a scene in the Underground Evacuation System where we see Natsuo with a hand protectively on Rei's shoulder.
    • In Chapter 385, when their evacuation block experiencing failure and stops moving, Natsuo stood protectively infront of Rei and Fuyumi, telling them to stay close to him. And in Chapter 386, while the civillians were evacuating the offline evacuation block, Natsuo put an arm over Rei and Fuyumi to shield them from falling debris.
    • In Chapter 388, Natsuo and Fuyumi doesn't hesitate to follow Rei to the centre of Toya's impending explosion because they don't want to lose her again. This also give them the chance to talk to their older brother.
    • In the weekly release version of Chapter 389, there are panels showcasing Natsuo with a hand protectively in front of Rei, shielding her from the heat of Toya's firepower.note 
  • Family Theme Naming: The first kanji for his first name means "summer". The first kanji in his younger brother Shoto's name means "burning", and the first kanji in his father Enji's name means "flame".
  • Hates Their Parent: Unsuprisingly, and understandably, very much this to Enji. Though not to the extent of Dabi/Toya.
  • Heroic Build: Like his father, Natsuo is tall with a strong build. However, he's not a pro hero or even training to be one.
  • Infant Sibling Jealousy: In School Briefs V, Natsuo recollected how he thought Shoto was stealing Rei away from him. And how he regrets that once he realized how bad the situation really was for his mother and little brother.
  • Ironic Name: His name has the word for "summer" in it, but he doesn't do well in warm weather.
  • Irony: Of the remaining Todoroki siblings, Natsuo hates their father the most, but bears the strongest physical resemblance to him, having spiky hair and a muscular build.
  • I Should Have Been Better: One could deduce that Natsuo's reasoning of studying medical welfare was due to his guilt of not being able to help his older brother Toya back when they were kids, as well as what happened to his mother following Enji's abuse.
  • It's All My Fault: Downplayed. He admits that he still sees Endeavor as the main cause, but he doesn't deny that he should have tried to better address Toya's growing paranoia and self-worth issues (or even put his foot down and slap some sense into Endeavor) than just brushing it all off and saying it was all in Toya's head whenever he confessed to him how he felt.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Jerkass is a bit of a stretch since Natsu is a Nice Guy most of the time, but him calling out his father on all his bullshit over the years after he defeated Hood is absolutely right. As only after years and years of abuse and neglect, to finally get the #1 spot he always wanted (albeit on a technicality) is when Endeavor finally decides to try to atone. Natsu is very much in the right to lash out at him after all these years only to try to make amends after he gets what he wants. Even Shoto agrees with everything he said and Endeavor silently admits Natsu is right.
  • Jerkass to One: While Natsuo is generally well-behaved, his grudge towards his father, Enji, for ignoring him and Fuyumi and abusing Rei and Shoto is so intense that he can't bring himself to have a polite conversation with him.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: He wasn't born with the ideal Quirk (as Endeavor would put it) and thus didn't turn out to be the heir he wanted. But because of that, he escaped being put through years of Training from Hell to become the future #1 pro hero.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: School Briefs V revealed Endeavor never given him any attention, and Natsuo only survive through the neglect because Rei was always there for him. But even Rei would eventually grew distant as she prioritized Shoto over him.
  • Nonconformist Dyed Hair: It is notable that young Natsuo have red streaks in his hair, but his hair in the present does not have it and it is entirely white. This could be the same case as Toya where his hair went from fully red to fully white, but it could also be due to Natsuo's hatred for Enji, he bleached out the red in his hair to resemble his father even less.
  • Parental Neglect: He mentions that he has almost no memories left of Endeavor and sees him more as a stranger than as a father, implying that Endeavor didn't really give the time of his day to kids besides Shoto. He also implies the physical abuse was only aimed at Shoto and Rei, as well.
    • School Briefs V expanded on this, while young Natsuo feels rejected by Enji, Rei was his only source for parental love until Shoto's birth. Rei became too preoccupied with protecting Shoto from Enji to pay any attention to her other children.
  • Remember the New Guy?: A brief flashback to Shoto's childhood shows the presence of the three older siblings. Though this was never brought up prior to the Pro Hero Arc, Natsuo has apparently not been living in the Todoroki household with Fuyumi, Endeavor, and Shoto. During the Endeavor Agency Arc, Shoto finds it notable when he saw Natsuo's shoes at home, even asking Fuyumi;
    Shoto: Natsu's here too? I saw his shoes.
    • Fuyumi mentioned that he's rarely home because he has apparently been busy with university and, possibly a secret girlfriend. Episode 106 also shows Natsuo talking to someone on the phone, apologizing for bailing their plans that day, and compensates by promising to go see a movie tomorrow. Considering the soft tone that he used, it doesn't sounds like he's talking to a guy friend. As revealed in the cover for Chapter 259, Natsuo did in fact have a girlfriend.
      Fuyumi: We don't see you much, ever since you started university. Did you find yourself a girlfriend in one of your seminars?
    • Chapter 250 and Episode 106 heavily implies he may be living in his university dormitory, or rented a place close to it, as he's seen leaving the house with his backpack after dinner.
  • The Resenter: He's the most openly resentful about Enji, his overwhelming negatively and justified view of his father prevents him from being able to even spend more than a few minutes in a room with him without feeling the need to leave.
    • One-upped by Dabi/Toya, while Natsuo still have standards with not wanting Enji dead, Toya made it his life goal to mess with everything Endeavor had built, and still rebuilding, and wants to eventually kill him too.
  • Small Parent, Huge Child: Due to him inheriting Enji's build, Natsuo towers over his mother Rei.
  • Spiky Hair: He inherited his father's spiked hairstyle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His appearance takes the most after Endeavor more than even Shoto or Toya with his father's strong jaw and tall build. In fact, in Chapter 356, young Enji resembles Natsuo.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: The natsu in his name means "summer", while the fuyu in his sister Fuyumi's name means "winter".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's very upset that after everything Endeavor has done, he is trying to reconnect with his family and that Natsuo feels like he is expected to change to accept his father since Rei and Fuyumi seemingly already have.

    Toya Todoroki (Spoilers

Toya Todoroki

Debut: Chapter 249 (Manga), Episode 105 (Anime)

Quirk: Blueflame

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"Listen, Dad. Next time you get a day off... You gotta come up to Sekoto Peak with me."

I wish you could be here, too... Toya.
Enji Todoroki (Chapter 249)

Dabi's true identity and the eldest of the Todoroki siblings. He was Endeavor's original heir and assumed to be long dead, but turns up later very much alive as part of the League of Villains. For tropes pertaining to him.

See his page.

Shimura Family (Spoilers)

    In General 

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"But the household my father built... Rejected me kindly." —Tomura Shigaraki

  • Accomplice by Inaction: When Shigaraki remembers his family's death, he believes that this is the reason why his Quirk killed his mother and grandparents. While they weren't complicit in Kotaro's abusive treatment, they also didn't do anything to stop it and told him to endure it.
  • All There in the Manual: Nao, Mako, and Chizuo's names were first revealed in Kotaro's Volume 25 character page. Their surname (or maiden name in Nao's case), Magi, was revealed as a small detail in Chapter 417.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Kotaro's abandonment issues resulted in him setting down strict rules and harshly punishing Tenko when he didn't obey them. This not only led Tenko to hate Kotaro, as well as the rest of his family for their inaction, but also caused friction between Kotaro and his wife, daughter and in-laws. Result: Tenko killed them all.
  • The Bus Came Back: They all (minus Mon) came back as spirits in Shigaraki's dream/vision in Chapter 270.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Because Tenko's Quirk hadn't fully formed when he accidentally used it on his family, they fell apart into fleshy chunks instead of disintegrating into dust.
  • Death by Origin Story: Played Straight. The family were killed off in Chapter 236, and the chapter is titled "Tenko Shimura: Origin (Part 2)".
  • Grew a Spine: After his unnecessary show of force on Tenko, Kotaro was confronted by his wife and her parents, who finally stood up to him and his harsh rules. Regarding the timing of it, however, it didn't last long enough to change anything for the better.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Unfortunately for everyone involved, Tenko's unintentional killing of them wasn't clean due to his Quirk not being fully formed, resulting in them ending up like this.
  • Multigenerational Household: Tenko lived with his parents, sister, grandparents, and dog before he got his Quirk.
  • Posthumous Character: They were all accidentally killed by Tenko, excluding his father, when his Quirk first manifested well before the series began.
  • Smash the Symbol: Tenko's newly-manifested Quirk not only killed his family but also completely destroyed his house. Said house was built by his father, Kotaro, and symbolized the man's absolute control over the people who lived there, and its destruction represents the complete loss of that control and the death of the Shimura name.
  • Unwitting Pawn: All the tragedies that befell the Shimura family- from Kotaro's abusive attitude to their horrific deaths- were ultimately revealed to be masterminded by All for One, who posed as a trusted friend of the family so he could create the perfect vessel with which to take One for All.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: With the exception of Mon, every member of the Shimura family had a hand in Tenko's Start of Darkness. His father's direct abuse obviously played a huge role in his mental spiral. His mother and grandparents were generally kind and loving to him but never encouraged him to chase his dream or told his father off for said abuse. Finally, his beloved elder sister placed all of the blame for seeing Nana's photo on him out of fear, which led to his father beating Tenko. All of these factors culminated in Tenko coming to hate everyone around him and activating his Quirk which resulted in the death of the entire household.
  • Useless Bystander Parent: Downplayed. None of them directly intervene when Kotaro was beating Tenko, but they did confront him about it after the fact. Unfortunately for them, it's too late and Tenko's resentment over their constant sugarcoating of his father's actions caused him to lash out with his Quirk and destroy them.

    Tenko Shimura (Spoilers

Tenko Shimura

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"Daddy said all that stuff, but... Don't worry. I'm on your side, Tenko." —Hana

Tomura Shigaraki's true name and identity.

His entry can be found here.

    Kotaro Shimura 

Kotaro Shimura

Voiced by: Yūya Tajima (Japanese), Aaron Campbell (English)

Debut: Chapter 235 (Manga), Episode 111 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"Rules are rules."
Young Kotaro with Nana

"Wanting to be a hero will cause him nothing but trouble."

Tenko and Hana's father and Nana's son. He grew up having a severe distaste for heroics (and great taste of villainy) because his mother gave him away to protect him from her hero lifestyle.


  • Abandonment-Induced Animosity: Due to not understanding exactly why his mother gave him up, he not only despised her but became jaded to all of Hero society, believing that heroes only cared about strangers while hurting their own families.
  • Abusive Dad: The worst and the most loathsome parent in the series. His go-to punishment was locking Tenko out of the house until he apologized for acting up, and after Tenko saw a picture of Nana, he beat Tenko before doing so. He admitted to going too far in that instance, though, but this didn't save him.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He's practically begging his son to stop and not kill him despite just moments earlier horribly abusing and neglecting him and just hitting him with a garden tool in the face. It didn't save him.
  • Asshole Victim: His awful treatment of Tenko received due compensation when Tenko's Decay Quirk manifested, spurring him on to kill his father with a smile. Unlike the rest of the family, his death was more satisfying than tragic given his horrible treatment of his children.
  • Berserk Button: Any mention of heroism was enough to rile Kotaro up, but being reminded of his mother immediately sent him into a violent rage.
  • Broken Ace: On paper, Kotaro was doing fine for himself after reaching adulthood. He had a beautiful wife, two adorable children, and a job that paid enough for a nice house. But he couldn't get past the trauma of his hero mom abandoning him for his own safety, and abused his children for wanting to become heroes. His traumatized son's Quirk would activate in a destructive manner that gruesomely killed Kotaro and the rest of their family, before said son was taken in by All For One and raised into a society destroying supervillain.
  • The Chain of Harm: His mother's abandonment led to his hatred of all heroes and subsequent abuse of his son Tenko for wanting to be one, which had the effect of triggering the latter's Start of Darkness and eventual becoming of the series' Big Bad.
  • Cheerful Child: Was implied to be this in a photo of him embracing his mother. After being abandoned by Nana out of his own safety, he grew into a serious no-nonsense adult.
  • The Corruptible: His hatred towards his mother led to him becoming a horrible person and, as chapter 419 revealed, made him very susceptible to All For One's manipulations. After, integrating himself into the Shimura family's life as a friend, AFO nudged Kotaro towards being stricter and even abusive, encouraging his worst instincts towards his parenting while at the same time encouraging a love of heroes in Tenko.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The biggest failure he could ever do as a parent was to abuse and neglect the Big Bad of the series, his son Tomura Shigaraki. Even after seeing his son accidentally kill his entire family when his Quirk awakened, his response was to attack his own child with a garden tool rather than try to reason with him, which cost him his life. This point was when Tenko Shimura died and Tomura Shigaraki was born, having been driven mad by his father's final act of cruelty.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He was murdered when Tenko placed his left hand on his face, reducing him to bloody pieces. Years later, Shigaraki would wear Kotaro's severed left hand as a face mask.
  • Dirty Coward: He looked at his own 5-year-old son with fear, unable to even try to help him and resorted to hitting him with a weed cutter and then had the gall to beg for his life when he tried to get him to stop. He dies like a little bitch.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father was killed by a villain when he was a young boy. Nana then became a Missing Mom to him as well. Kotaro seemed to have never known the cause of his father's death since his mother likely gave him up shortly after his father's passing.
  • Evil Counterpart: While not really evil, he sets up one for Endeavor of all people:
    • Both men were Abusive Parents, albeit for their different unresolved personal issues: while Kotaro grew up becoming one due to his mother putting him up for adoption, Endeavor became one due to his obsession with surpassing All Might.
    • Endeavor is a hero enjoying his work, while Kotaro hated Pro Heroes and wanted nothing to do with them.
    • Both parents were responsible for causing a rift with their families, Kotaro with his strict rules and irrational hatred of heroes and Endeavor with his obsession to surpass All Might and neglecting his other children in favor of Shoto and for a time, Toya.
    • While Endeavor becomes The Atoner years later out of remorse for his actions, Kotaro died before he was ever given the chance due to having an Ignored Epiphany and still resorting to violence towards his child.
    • While Kotaro was very controlling with his family over what he wanted, Endeavor gave his children the choice to at least interact with each other growing up (save for Shoto).
    • The biggest similarity between them is they are both responsible for turning one of their children into a villain. Tenko grew up to become Tomura Shigaraki because of Kotaro's horrible abuse and controlling behavior, while Toya became the villain Dabi because of Endeavor's neglect and poor communication towards him growing up as well as his near-death experience.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He strongly opposed his children wanting to become heroes. Of course, this leads him to outright abuse them, especially Tomura.
  • Fatal Flaw: His Irrational Hatred of both heroes and his mother for putting him up for adoption; despite becoming a successful businessman with a family of his own and a small fortune, Kotaro never let go of his grudge from his mother putting him up for adoption without properly telling him, taking his anger out on his own family with his rules and utter refusal to have any mention of heroes in his home. This flaw not only got his entire family killed, but it also caused his son Tenko to grow up to become the Big Bad of the series from Kotaro's horrible parenting towards him.
  • Foster Kid: He grew up in foster care after his mother had to abandon him for his own safety.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While his hatred of his mother was understandable since Nana put him up for adoption without properly telling him why, that did not give him the right to be so abusive and harsh towards his own children. As with Tenko, he abused and neglected him growing up, basically taking his anger out on him because of his hatred of heroes in general. His wife and in-laws later called him out on that. This behavior ended up biting him in the ass once Tenko's Quirk manifested and he killed his father in rage over his abuse.
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: Kotaro was the firm hand to his wife's gentle touch.
  • Hate Sink: He's a very cold, selfish, bitter, and hypocritical character with few redeemable qualities. He abused a 5-year-old Tenko who he grew to despise and ruled his family with his strict rules. This ultimately led to the deaths of himself and his family and his son becoming the Big Bad for the series. Worse is that unlike the rest of the family whom Shigaraki years later shows genuine remorse for their deaths, Kotaro stands as the sole member who gets little sympathy from the readers and his son. Even with All For One revealing that he had a hand in manipulating Kotaro's strict parenting into outright abuse, it still does little detract the latter's worse qualities.
  • Hates Their Parent: He greatly loathed his mother for leaving him and continuing her hero work instead of being with him. It's heavily implied that this is subverted with his father, whose death was the reason that Nana left him.
  • Hypocrite: He hated his mother for hurting her own family through heroism, yet ended up doing the same thing to his own through his strict rules. His wife eventually called him out on this after hitting Tenko, and Kotaro agreed that he crossed the line. He died a hypocrite, begging his son to stop while trying to attack him, despite the fact that he had a moment's regret for what he's been doing; Tenko, driven insane by Kotaro's brand of parenting, snapped and ended his life.
  • Ignored Epiphany: After being called out by his wife for his abuse of Tenko after the latter found the picture of his grandmother, Kotaro acknowledged he went too far and felt remorse for it. This didn't stop him from resorting to violence when Tenko's Quirk awakened, finally causing the latter to snap and kill his father in retaliation for his abuse.
  • Irony: For someone who wanted a happy family, Kotaro screwed it up because he couldn't let go of his grudge against his mother. His abuse also nullified the point Nana made to protect her family from All For One. The moment Tenko's Quirk awakened and he snapped, it got All For One's attention and guaranteed that his wish came true in the worst possible way.
    • Even worse, his resentment towards his mother was used to make him into a pawn by the very man who killed her.
  • Irrational Hatred: He hated heroes because his mother "chose" her hero life over raising him.note  Unfortunately, this led to emotional and physical abuse in his parenting, especially towards his son Tenko, which ultimately drove Tenko to outright murder him. Ironically, Tenko, now christened as Tomura Shigaraki, hates heroes more than anything.
  • It's All About Me: While he did care about his family, he also cared about having his way with the rules in his house, constantly forbidding any talk or mention of heroes. He pretty much ruled his own family with his strict rules over their happiness.
  • Jerkass: He was petulant, morose, and strict to the point of abuse when it came to his repressive house rules. This profoundly unlikable personality and his lack of repentance are what made very few readers feel sorry for him when Tenko kills him with his newly manifested Quirk.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Deconstructed Character Archetype. He'd do anything to prevent his own family from being affected by the consequences of heroism, but his own actions ended up hurting the family he was trying to protect.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He apparently never knew that his father was killed by a villain or that All For One would have hunted him down had his mother not completely cut all ties with him. Because he didn't understand the full circumstances of his abandonment, he rejected Nana as his mother and formed an intense life-long hatred of heroes in general.
  • Loving Parent, Cruel Parent: The Cruel Parent. He was a cold man who routinely locked his son out of the house for perceived misbehavior and at one point assaulted him, much to his wife's disgust.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he discovered the remains of his family after Tenko's out-of-control powers start decaying everything in sight. As his son desperately called out to his father to save him, Kotaro's first instinct was to attack his son with a weed clipper. When that failed to knock him out and just served to further enrage him, Kotaro desperately apologized to Tenko and begged him to stop, but it was too little, too late; an enraged Tenko lost it and killed him, not just for this last cruel action but for all the abuse he inflicted upon him.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter Hana was killed by her brother Tenko's out-of-control Decay Quirk. Kotaro followed her to the grave soon after.
  • Perpetual Frowner: As an adult, he's always seen with a serious expression and never really showed any signs of happiness. Pictures of him from when he was a child show that he used to smile more often.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: Chapter 281 shows a flashback of a young Kotaro tearfully hugging and saying goodbye to his mother. Given his father was killed, it's implied that it wasn't that long since it happened. This implies that Kotaro was begging his mother not to leave him as well.
  • Principles Zealot: He forbade any mention of heroism in his household and was strict in upholding the rules he set up. This drove his family against him and ultimately, got them all killed, including himself, at the hands of his son.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: It was his way with the rules in his house, and anyone who didn't follow them would be punished. He frequently abused his son Tenko for not following them.
  • Self-Made Man: He was an entrepreneur who became wealthy very quickly. He built his own home and even invited his in-laws to live with him. Making it all the more ironic when, with his own hands, he ended up destroying everything he tried so hard to maintain by abusing his son.
  • Shadow Archetype: Both Kotaro and Kota Izumi lost their parents to heroism and grew to despise it in their childhoods. While Kota gets better under Midoriya's influence and moves on from his grief, Kotaro has no one to inspire him aside from All For One's subtle encouragement to hate heroes and only further descends into his own sorrow. Tragically, Kotaro's hatred for heroism, with All For One's subtle encouragement and machinations, ended up getting him and the rest of his family killed and Tenko on the intended path as All For One's vessel.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Had Kotaro encouraged love and acceptance in his household instead of fear, Tenko may have never been scarred emotionally would have grown up to be decent and good, and could've become a pro hero. Instead, Kotaro ended up getting his entire family killed, leaving his broken son alone, with no one to protect him from the manipulations of an even bigger monster - All For One.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Upon seeing his son go out of control with his Quirk, Kotaro, rather than even trying to calm him down, resorted to hitting him in the face with a garden tool and actually begged him to stop. This backfired when Tenko lunged to kill him over this final act of cruelty.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was once a sweet kid, but his mother gave him up to protect him from her hero lifestyle. This severely affected Kotaro's view on heroes and he grew up into a no-nonsense person who rules his family by fear, especially with All For One's "encouragement" while posing as a family friend.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Even though he hated his mother for abandoning him, he still kept her last letter to him and a photo of them together. However, he didn't keep them out of affection, but because they served as a constant reminder of what she had done and how it hurt him so much, he couldn't let go.
  • Troubled Abuser: His mother chose hero work over raising him, which made him believe that heroes care more about other people than their families. Unfortunately, this belief led to him abusing his own family. It's also one of his few redeeming qualities which prevent him from being a 100% Hate Sink.
  • Unperson: Downplayed and justified. While he still retained his full name after being left in foster care by Nana, his relation to her in the official family registry was erased to prevent All For One from finding him. Not that it amounts to anything as chapter 419 reveals that All for One had found him some time as an adult (after Hana was old enough to have a developed Quirk Factor to be exact) and things just spiral from there on out.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While the family all had a part in Tenko's spur into becoming a villain, Kotaro stands as the biggest reason through his abuse and spiteful behavior towards his son. Because he failed to show Tenko unconditional kindness despite his own pain, it led to him and his family being killed and his son becoming a villain.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Turns out to have been this, as AFO revealed that he manipulated Kotaro into becoming more and more strict on his family to the point of abuse. He even managed to convince Kotaro to have another child, Tenko, that AFO would use as a protege and eventual replacement body.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: While alone after hitting Tenko, he realized he was this. He resolved to make it up to him even before his wife and family came to confront him over his actions. But he never got the chance.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When Tenko begged for help after having accidentally killed the rest of their family with his newly manifested Quirk, Kotaro's last act was to whack his son in the head with a weed clipper and demand that he stop, a stark contrast to his wife, who tried to calm Tenko down with a hug. This ultimately sealed both of their fates, as Tenko retaliated by intentionally killing him. Even after resolving to be better, Kotaro fell back on violence and fear to solve his problems, rather than even trying to approach with love.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He physically beat his own son when he thought that Tenko broke into his office, but did regret his actions after cooling down. Unfortunately, he learned nothing from this experience, as he later tried to attack his son in an attempt to stop his rampage.
  • You're Not My Mother: He basically referred to his own mother as a demoness who threw away her own child. Ironically, his own five-year-old son harbored the same sentiment towards him and murdered him in a fit of rage.

    Nao Shimura 

Nao Shimura (née Magi)

Voiced by: Atsuko Yuya (Japanese), Macy Anne Johnson (English)

Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga), Episode 111 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"We're not playing by your rules if you're going to get violent."
Nao in the manga

"Stop, Kotaro! Don't be so hard on him!"

Hana and Tenko's mother.


  • Agony of the Feet: When Tenko's Quirk finally manifested, the decay first reached her feet. However, that didn't stop Nao from trying to comfort him.
  • Cooldown Hug: She attempted to hug Tenko when his powers rampaged out of control. Sadly, her body fell apart before she could, but his position as it happened suggests he was trying to hug her as well.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her hair and eyes were brown.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: While she unintentionally had a hand in her son's path towards becoming a villain by being too meek and submissive to his father's strict rules, she was a way better parent to Tenko than Kotaro. Chapter 270 even shows that Shigaraki still loves his mother despite everything that happened.
  • Defector from Decadence: She decided that if enforcing Kotaro's rules involved hurting their children, she wouldn't abide with them, implying that she was willing to leave her husband and take her children with her in an effort to protect them. This sadly never happened, as Tenko accidentally went on a killing spree when his Quirk awakened.
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: Nao was the gentle touch to her husband's firm hand.
  • Grew a Spine: She finally stood up to her husband and his controlling ways when he hit Tenko in front of the family.
  • Housewife: She stayed home, as Kotaro made enough money on his own and she didn't seem interested in a job.
  • Ironic Name: Her name means "repair", but her son has a Quirk that can destroy anything he touches.
  • Loving Parent, Cruel Parent: She was a sweet and doting mother, in stark contrast to her husband. She eventually found the will to stand up to Tenko for abusing their children after years of submission to him, and she spent her dying moments from being afflicted by her own son's Quirk trying to comfort him.
  • Mama Bear: It was Kotaro hitting Tenko in front of her that finally made her stand up to her husband, proving she truly did love her children. But she still died when her son awakened his Quirk due to her doing nothing to stop the abuse beforehand.
  • Nice Girl: She was a very kindhearted woman who wanted a happy family.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Unlike her husband, Nao was a bit more supportive of her son's dream of becoming a hero.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Her daughter Hana was killed by her brother Tenko's out-of-control Decay Quirk. Nao would die soon after, too.
  • Parents as People: She truly loved her children and cared for them greatly. But she was too weak-willed to stand up to her husband. When she finally did, it was too late as Tenko soon decayed her and the rest of their family.
  • Taking the Kids: It's implied this would have been the case. After Kotaro physically hit Tenko, Nao said that she wouldn't follow his rules if they harmed their children. However, it would never come to pass since Tenko's Quirk finally appeared.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's the only one of the Shimura family to stand up to Kotaro when his hero-hating behavior was going too far and hurting the family, and the only one to try to help Tenko when his Decay Quirk violently awakened by comforting him.
  • Unnamed Parent: She initially lacked a proper name, though the Volume 25 extras revealed it to be Nao. A small detail in Chapter 417 revealed her maiden name to be Magi.
  • What You Are in the Dark: She's the only family member who tried to help Tenko when his powers went out of control. Hana ran away in fear, the grandparents merely stood in horror, and Kotaro tried to attack Tenko with a weed clipper. Even though she didn't understand what was going on, her first instinct was to try and comfort her crying son.

    Hana Shimura 

Hana Shimura

Voiced by: Chiyuki Miura (Japanese), Skyler McIntosh (English)

Debut: Chapter 227 (Manga), Episode 109 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"It's a secret."

"Daddy said all that stuff, but... don't worry. I'm on your side, Tenko."

Tenko's older sister, who supported his desire to be a hero.


  • Brother–Sister Team: She told Tenko that they could become one someday despite their father's disapproval. However, that dream would never happen since Tenko's Quirk appeared and killed her and the whole family.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tenko's flashbacks show she was a kind and loving older sister to him and was the only family member to openly support his dream of being a hero. This relationship was soured when she betrayed her brother to spare herself from her father's wrath. She tried to apologize, but she ended up running away from Tenko in fear when she discovered their family dog's remains and was killed before she could truly make it up to him.
  • Death of a Child: Played with. She's Tenko's first (accidental) human victim, but at that point, he was a child as well.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: A tragic, justified, and short-lived example. In response to Kotaro's fury when the kids snooped through his things, a fearful Hana used her younger brother as a scapegoat. She later attempted to apologize to Tenko, but the damage to their relationship was already done and they sadly never got the opportunity to reconcile.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • She swore to protect and help Tenko in his flashback, but we already know she'd never got the chance. Later flashbacks show that she failed to keep her promise even when she had the chance to as well.
    • A bigger case of irony regarding her bond with Tenko is revealed in chapter 419, where All for One (who was a False Friend at the time) encourages Kotaro to have another child to be there for Hana's benefit in case the Pro Heroes fail to truly help her. Cue Tenko's birth and a few years later, he served wonderfully for Hana's benefit...as a convenient scapegoat to escape physical punishment by their father's rage, where the situation would be an obvious difficulty for any Pro Hero intervene. Then, from a certain point of view, Tenko "benefits" Hana further by giving a permanent solution to their father's abuse...by accidentally killing her.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She can be spotted in one of Tenko's flashbacks in Chapter 222, but doesn't get properly introduced until later.
  • Family Theme Naming: Nana and her Identical Granddaughter, Hana, had names that end with "-ana".
  • Girlish Pigtails: She's a young girl with a pair of high pigtails.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She inherited both her black hair and pale skin from her grandmother, Nana. She even looked like a younger version of her.
  • Moment of Weakness: She tried to support her younger brother's dream and even wanted to follow his dream herself, but she was still just a child. When her angry father demanded to know who had broken into his office and peeped at the picture of her grandmother, she broke down in tears and said it was all Tenko's idea, clearly terrified of the punishment she'd face. Given the punishment Tenko faced, she was right to be scared. She did try to apologize to him later for this, but by that point, it's sadly too late.
  • Tears of Fear: It's implied her tears were this when Kotaro confronted her and Tenko. Considering what kind of a father Kotaro was to both her and her brother, it's completely understandable she would shed them.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her attempts to encourage Tenko's dream only led to their father beating him when she betrayed Tenko in order to save herself, which she regretted. When she went to apologize, she found their family dog in a pool of blood and she ran away in fear, disintegrating when Tenko tried to grab her to come back. She died horribly, never learning the truth of the situation, and Tenko never got to hear her much-needed apology. As such, this was one of the moments that led to his Start of Darkness.
  • Unwitting Pawn: After her father, she's the second most important pawn in All for One's schemes to produce a successor. Hana was already too old to have an underdeveloped Quirk Factor for AFO to steal without arousing suspicion, so he manipulated Kotaro into having a second child for Hana's benefit in case the Pro Heroes fail to assist her. Implying that she became the reason why Tenko was even born. Cue her betraying Tenko and leaving him to their father's abuse, which started the chain of events that destroy the family forever.

    Tenko's Maternal Grandparents 

Chizuo Magi and Mako Magi

Chizuo's voiced by: Yūsuke Shirooka (Japanese), Dennis Maher (English)

Mako's voiced by: Eriko Kadokura (Japanese), Melanie Mason (English)

Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga), Episode 111 (Anime)

Quirks: Unknown

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Mako and Chizuo.

Tenko's grandfather, Chizuo, and grandmother, Mako, on his mother's side.


  • Doting Grandparent: They're very caring towards Tenko and tried to cheer him up when he's sad. This, however, wasn't enough to console their grandson after all the abuse from their son-in-law.
  • Family Theme Naming: Mako and her grandson, Tenko, have the word "ko" in their names.
  • Unnamed Parent: Unnamed grandparents. They went unnamed until the Volume 25 extras revealed their first names. Their surname, Magi, is later revealed as a small detail in Chapter 417.

    Mon 

Mon

Debut: Chapter 235 (Manga), Episode 111 (Anime)

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The Shimura family's pet dog.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Its gender isn't specified.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: It can be spotted in one of Tenko's flashbacks in Chapter 222, but doesn't get properly introduced until later.
  • Undying Loyalty: It had a strong attachment to Tenko and barked when his father hit him, later consoling him in the yard. Even as Tenko's Quirk activated, rather than panic, freak out, or become aggressive, Mon simply embraced Tenko till the end.

    The Family Friend (Massive spoilers

??? Shigaraki — All For One

Debut: Chapter 418 (Manga)

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"And I bided my time."

A "friendly" man from Koga Construction. He approaches and befriends the then-adult Kotaro sometime after Hana is old enough to have a developed Quirk Factor. He later becomes a family friend of the Shimura Family and subtly encourages Kotaro's already-growing hatred of heroes, even suggesting to him to have another child to be there for Hana's benefit in the case of the Pro Heroes' failure, resulting in Tenko's birth. Unbeknownst to the Shimura Family, his real identity is the Big Bad of the series who had big plans for them.

His entry can be found here.

Other Families

    The Bakugo Family 

Masaru Bakugo and Mitsuki Bakugo

Debut: Chapter 96 (Manga), Episode 50 (Anime)

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Masaru, Katsuki, and Mitsuki.

"Our Katsuki... he's rash on everything he does, and most things come easy to him. During his whole life, people've made a fuss about him by praising him for every little thing he does... so I was so glad to hear what you had to say at that press conference. I was thinking that U.A. really understands our boy."
Mitsuki Bakugo

Katsuki Bakugo's mother, Mitsuki, and father, Masaru. Both of them have Quirks; Masaru's Quirk is "Oxidizing Sweat" which allows him to sweat nitric acid, while Mitsuki's "Glycerin" lets her produce a smooth liquid from her skin. Katsuki's own Quirk was the result of the two Quirks fusing together, allowing him to form nitroglycerin, as in the main ingredient in dynamite.


Both

  • Alliterative Family: Mitsuki and her husband, Masaru, have names starting with "M".
  • Anime Hair: Their hairstyles are explosion-shaped, just like their son's.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Mitsuki and her son both have very strong personalities that inevitably lead to a ton of bickering, and Masaru is too timid to do anything about it.
    Masaru: (while Mitsuki and Katsuki are shouting at each other) You two, stop it... you're startling the teachers...
    Katsuki: Shut up, damn old man! Don't butt in!
    Mitsuki: (to Katsuki) You're the one who should shut up! (to Masaru) If you're going to talk, then speak clearly!
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Mitsuki has a tomboyish streak, and while Masaru may not be necessarily feminine, he's still less manly in comparison to her.
  • Opposites Attract: Mitsuki is as explosive as Katsuki is, while Masaru is a meek Only Sane Man.
  • Parental Neglect: Downplayed. Mitsuki understands that she and Masaru should have done more to prevent Katsuki's current behavior.
  • Parents as People: Mitsuki and Masaru failed in educating their son's behavior while he was still a child. They admit that Katsuki's insanely overblown ego, rudeness, and bad attitude is a failure on their part as parents and that they should have noticed the early signs of his negative personality traits and done something. Furthermore, seeing their interactions show that their attempts may have backfired. Katsuki's answer on how to handle children and Mitsuki's words showed that her harsh methods of dealing with Katsuki also ended up instilling in him the virtue of using violence to solve his problems while his dad was too meek to do anything about it.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Mitsuki's the pitbull and Masaru's the puppy.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Masaru is a pragmatic Only Sane Man, while Mitsuki could pass as an angry type of Genki Girl.
  • Spiky Hair: They both have Wild Hair that sticks up at all angles. It's not hard to see where Katsuki got it from.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Katsuki resembles Mitsuki both physically and emotionally, but he also inherited his admiration for heroes from Masaru, though, unlike his father, he actually chose this career.

Mitsuki

Voiced by: Yuka Adachi (Japanese), Rachel Glass (English)

Quirk: Glycerin

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks pretty young for a woman who has a son in his mid-teens. This is justified since her Quirk allows her to produce a smooth oil from her skin, which gives her a youthful appearance.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • Defied. Despite giving Katsuki a Dope Slap in her first appearance, it's played for laughs and he's furious rather than heartbroken like an actual abuse case. One minute later she also says she's glad he's back safe and sound while ruffling his hair affectionately. However, it's made clear that she's otherwise a loving parent but, given how hot-tempered he is, it's implied she's just strict or, at least, trying to be strict to curb his explosive tendencies.
    • That said, he mentions that Mitsuki has a tendency to use violence to get Katsuki to pipe down, which is depicted in omakes when she gets into brawls with her son. It's also reflected in his first response when asked to discipline a group of rowdy children.
      Katsuki: There's definitely a "boss" among the kids who sets the mood for the rest of the class! And once we do, we'll smash 'em until they're broken, hang 'em up as an example, and make everyone stone them! We'll instill in the little brat just how diminutive of an existence they really are! That's the most effective method!
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: She ruffles Katsuki's hair while saying that she's glad he's home safe. He grimaces, but tolerates it.
  • Bait-and-Switch: It's possible to think that it would be incredibly hard to convince the parents of someone who was kidnapped while in their care to allow him to move into the dorms of that school. Despite that, she automatically agrees, no questions asked, thinking of how good it has been to her son to be brought down a peg since they've been dealing with his prideful and egocentric personality for a while.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Big Mother Crush.
  • Distaff Counterpart: As far as looks and personality go, Mitsuki is an older and wiser female version of Katsuki.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off!: Her stock in trade when it comes to disciplining Katsuki. Given his rotten temper and aggressive nature, it's not very surprising to see that it's the only kind of discipline he responds to. On the other hand, it's implied this contributed to his wrath since it means that he got taught to resort to violence to handle his problems (which combined with the temper he got from her...)
  • Dope Slap: She gives Katsuki one three times. It's easy to see where he got his temper from.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: At the very end of the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, she is first heard yelling at Katsuki from another room inside their house for yelling just after waking up because he's working out his frustrations after his disappointing fight with Todoroki by killing the bacteria on his teeth.
  • Family Theme Naming: Mitsuki and her son, Katsuki, have names ending in "-tsuki".
  • Good Counterpart:
    • To her son Katsuki. While she has the same temper he has and often gives him a Dope Slap, it's Katsuki. However, she is considerably Older and Wiser than him and is kind-hearted otherwise.
    • She's one to Endeavor. Despite the slapstick, she's mostly just a strict overbearing mom, which she has to be to deal with a kid like Katsuki. Endeavor meanwhile traumatized Shoto to the point he's still recovering from the emotional scars.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Like mother, like son.
  • Jerkass to One: She is only harsh with her son Katsuki, but seems to be polite and courteous to others.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Her potty mouth is another trait Katsuki got from her.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She blames Katsuki for being kidnapped. This is exactly how Katsuki has been treating Midoriya since the earliest chapters of the manga.
  • Mood-Swinger: She goes from being cheerful to yelling at her son in a second.
  • Older and Wiser: In comparison to Katsuki, in spite of all the other traits they have in common. Despite her fiery personality, she's able to see that her son is being an asshole and willing to call him out on it, though she's kind of an asshole herself.
  • Older Than They Look: Mitsuki is 38, but she looks rather youthful for someone who's has a son in their mid-teens. This is justified as her Quirk apparently gives her great skin. Additionally, this is Truth in Television as people with oily skin suffer less from wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She has an explosive temper that matches her son's, although it only ever seems to be directed toward Katsuki anyway, while Masaru is passive and usually tries to be the peacekeeper.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: A tough lady who's not afraid to physically discipline her son, not even in front of his teachers... on the other hand, Masaru is wise enough to realize it may be not the best time to do it...
  • Tomboyish Voice: Speaks with a pretty low, gruff voice in Japanese.

Masaru

Voiced by: Taichi Takeda (Japanese), Patrick McAlister (English)

Quirk: Oxidizing Sweat

  • Extreme Doormat: So shy that he can't even partake in the house and parenting decisions, since Katsuki and Mitsuki scream him into submission, sometimes even without realizing. It's also indicated in an omake he got together with Mitsuki in the first place in part because she came onto him so aggressively, he didn't have the nerve to reject her.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied. Between Masaru's meekness and his wife's explosive temper, it would be a wonder if he wasn't one.
  • "I Can't Look!" Gesture: In Chapter 406, as Katsuki is facing off against All For One, Masaru couldn't bear to watch, fearing the worst outcome. Mitsuki insists that they have to watch the fight to its conclusion, believing that even now their son is confidently smiling against the Demon Lord.
  • Nice Guy: He is a calm, kind individual, which heavily contrasts with his wife and son's explosive tempers.
  • Only Sane Man: Due to having a wife and a son with foul mouths and bad tempers.
  • Tears of Joy: The cover for Chapter 409 shows that the birth of his son brought him to joyful tears.

    The Uraraka Family 

Mr. Uraraka's voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Garret Storms (English)

Mrs. Uraraka's voiced by: Rieko Eba (Japanese), Rachel Michelle Thompson (English)

Debut: Chapter 44 (Manga), Episode 25 (Anime)

Quirks: Unknown

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"Your old man just had to come see his little champion." "We're here to celebrate with you."

"That's real sweet, Ochaco. But what'd be even sweeter is my baby girl making her dreams come true."
Mr. Uraraka

Ochaco's unnamed parents. They barely make ends meet but push their daughter to chase her dreams knowing her true potential will never be reached by helping them lug around building materials with her Quirk.


  • Eyes Always Shut: Ochaco's mom has her eyes closed all the time, to the point that her eye color is still unknown.
  • Good Parents: Rather than have Ochaco help out in the construction business, the two encourage her to make it big as a pro heroine because they know she's destined for greater things. What little we see of them shows they share a strong bond with her.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: They seem to have a rather goofy sense of humor, with their most prominent appearance being when they scare their daughter for a quick laugh.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ochaco seems to have inherited most of her mother's looks — her skin complexion, hairstyle, and even the same blushed cheeks, but she also has her father's spiky hair and bangs, brown eyes and short and stubby eyebrows. She also shares her cheery personality with both of her parents.
  • Teasing Parent: They played a prank on Ochaco when they came to visit her, by jumpscaring their daughter at her apartment.
  • Working-Class Hero: The parents of one of the main protagonists running a failing construction company out in the sticks.

    The Iida Family 

The Iida Family

Debut: Chapter 13 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)

Quirk: Engine

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The Iida Family.
Mrs. Iida and Tensei

Tenya's family, comprised of him, his brother Tensei, and their parents. They are a lineage of heroes that preside over a big office called Iidaten.


  • Badass Family: All members of the family are pro heroes, and the generation before had heroes as well.
  • Bizarre Human Biology: Most of them have a variation of Tenya's "Engine" Quirk, giving them combustion engines that protrude out of their body which look mechanical, but are really organic and run off of fuel produced by his body.
  • Handy Helper: Mrs. Iida was shown wheeling her older son Tensei around after his Career-Ending Injury.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Tenya and Tensei's father has the same hairstyle as his sons, both parents also have the same dark blue hair, and the mother also wear glasses, just like Tenya.

    The Jiro Family 

Kyotoku Jiro and Mika Jiro

Kyotoku's voiced by: Koji Hiwatari (Japanese), Bryan Massey (English)

Mika's voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)

Debut: Chapter 96 (Manga), Episode 50 (Anime)

Quirks: Unknown (Kyotoku), Earphone Jack (Mika)

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Little Kyoka and her parents.
Kyotoku Jiro
Mika Jiro

Kyoka Jiro's mother and father who work as musicians.


  • Bizarre Human Biology: Like Kyoka, Mika has actual functional earphone jacks as part of her body.
  • Family Theme Naming: Kyoka's name is a combination of her parents' names, Kyotoku and Mika.
  • Good Parents: Kyoka's parents are surprisingly very understanding and loving, even after the incident where she is poisoned by Mustard's knockout gas. They also encouraged her to follow her dream of becoming a hero even though she felt conflicted about doing so, since she also loves music.
  • It Runs in the Family: Both Kyotoku and Mika are musicians in their own right, though Mika's musical style isn't revealed, her form of dress does imply classical. Which makes her love of rock and marriage to a rock musician all the more funnier.
  • Large Ham: As pictured above, and pointed out by an amused Kyoka, Kyotoku was really moved by the fight between All Might and All For One:
    Kyotoku: MY DAUGHTER'S TEACHER'S SO HARDCORE, MAN! THAT BATTLEFIELD'S A STADIUM AND HE'S ROCKIN' IT DOWN!!
  • Like Father, Like Son: Kyotoku is a rock musician and given the reactions to Kyoka's musical performances, she definitely got it from him. Flashbacks reveal that Kyoka inherited his and Mika's love for music at an early age.
  • Open-Minded Parent: When she was young, Kyoka felt pressured into following her parents' career and go into the music field despite wanting to be a hero, feeling guilty when she finally revealed this to them, but they actually receive this welcomingly and support her dream.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Mika's standard hairstyle, which implies a high-class education and lifestyle but isn't confirmed.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kyoka has the same eye color and shape as her father, and her mother's hair (in a different hairstyle though) and Quirk.
  • Took the Wife's Name: Kyotoku took his wife's name after they married.
  • Unusual Ears: Like her daughter, Mika has long earlobes that look like audio connectors.

    The Asui Family 

The Asui Family

Debut: Bonus Chapter 1 (Manga), Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)

Quirks: Unnamed Frog Quirks

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Tsuyu's Froggy Family!
Ganma Asui
Beru Asui
Samidare Asui
Satsuki Asui

Tsuyu Asui's father, Ganma, mother, Beru, younger brother, Samidare, and younger sister, Satsuki. They're all frog-like in appearance.


  • Alliterative Family: Samidare and Satsuki have names starting with "Sa".
  • Ambiguously Brown: Ganma has unmistakably brown skin while the rest of his family are all pale. It makes him stick out as even more frog-like.
  • Blush Sticker: Beru and Samidare have blush stickers.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Beru, Tsuyu, and Satsuki all share the same wide, round eyes.
  • Family Theme Naming: Each of their names have something to do with frogs or rain:
    • Ganma's name can be read as "gama", another word for "toad".
    • Beru's name means "bell", referring to a type of frog called the bell frog.
    • The kanji in Samidare's name can be read as "early May rain".
    • Satsuki's name, when written in hiragana, can be read as "the fifth month of the lunar calendar (May)".
  • Flat Character: So far they have only appeared briefly, and haven't gotten any real characterization as of yet.
  • Frog Men: All of them have frog-like appearances.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Satsuki wears her hair in low pigtails. She's the youngest sibling of the Asui family.
  • Hiding Behind Your Bangs: Samidare's hair covers his eye, giving him a somewhat mysterious look.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Beru, Tsuyu, Samidare, and Satsuki all share the same green hair color. Tsuyu and Satsuki also have the same wide and round eyes, while Samidare has Beru's blushed cheeks.
  • V-Sign: Samidare makes this gesture when Tsuyu introduces him at the beginning of the Training of the Dead OVA.

    The Takami Family 

The Takami Family

Debut: Chapter 299 (Manga), Episode 129 (Anime)

"Dear... the TV... won't work."
"Huh?! Like I give a crap!"
Takami and Tomie's conversation

A hateful and violent man and a morose and weak-willed woman who are the parents of Keigo Takami, the pro hero Hawks.


  • Resentful Guardian: Takami was this from the beginning, even blaming Keigo's sole existence for losing his freedom. Tomie became this to Keigo after her husband's arrest, out of the belief that the stress of "caring" for their son was what led her husband to attempt to abandon his family. While they were living on the streets, she went as far as to ask Keigo why he was even born.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Tomie has feathery, golden hair, while Takami has his hair swept backward, golden eyes, and red feathers as a result of his Quirk, all of which Keigo has inherited.

Takami the Thief

Voiced by: Motohiro Yoneda (Japanese), Brandon Johnson (English)

Quirk: Unknown Feather Quirk

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"You snuck into town and thought you'd get away with it, didn't you?! Why, you little—"

"Relying on Tomie's Quirk was a mistake... worse than that, she got herself knocked up. If only that little punk'd never been born! Then I'd still be free as a bird!"

A serial killer and thief that was apprehended by Endeavor several years ago. He is the father of Keigo Takami.


  • Abusive Parents: Takami was a thief by trade who was willing to, as Hawks put it, kill someone over pocket change. His ability as a father was little better, considering that Hawks was a bastard child who he yelled at and casually knocked if he thought he was "turning his back" on him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Takami abandoned the "family" he never wanted and stole a car to try and escape the law, but was captured by Endeavor.
  • The Paranoiac: Takami was obsessed with maintaining secrecy about himself to avoid being arrested, making it clear that he only shacked up with Hawks' mother because her Quirk helped in that regard. His appearance in the flashback of Chapter 299 opens with him ranting angrily and scared that Hawks "ratted him out" to the police upon realizing that he left the house.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Takami is the father of the current #2 hero in Japan but is a no-show in the main series. Ending saw Endeavor arrest him and would later become a villain himself, and his arrest would inspire Hawks' own admiration and desire to be a hero.
  • Winged Humanoid: Like his son, Hawks, but his version creates smaller wings on the underside of his arm.

Tomie Takami

Voiced by: Megumi Matsumoto (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)

Quirk: Unnamed Floating Eyeball Quirk

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"He... was arrested."

"Honey... please don't leave again."

A woman who harbored Takami the Thief while he was on the run for murder. She eventually married her accomplice and became the mother of Keigo Takami.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Justified and deconstructed. On one hand, Tomie is way too self-absorbed and oblivious to care about anything but her own well-being, so her hooking up with a malevolent man isn't that surprising. On the other hand, her relationship with Takami, a convicted criminal, brought nothing positive to her life nor to Keigo's life.
  • Extra Eyes: Tomie's shown to have a Quirk that produces floating eyeballs around her, suggesting she used to watch out for pro heroes and police in order to hide her husband.
  • Friend to Psychos: Tomie falls into the "loyalty" and "attraction" subtypes, as her relationship with Takami resulted from her sheltering him from pro heroes and the police, while she took zero issues with the fact that they met while he was on the run for murder (or that he was an abusive asshole even outside of that).
  • Hates Being Alone: To the degree that Please, Don't Leave Me is basically her catchphrase.
  • Love Martyr: To Takami, being willing to put up with any abuse he sent her or Keigo's way so long as he didn't run out on them.
  • Pet the Dog: Tomie provided one of the few bright spots in her son's childhood when she took him out for the day and bought him an Endeavor plush doll. She gets another moment when she apologizes for giving up information on Hawks when threatened by Dabi and tells her son how proud she is of him.
  • Useless Bystander Parent: Tomie barely seemed aware of what goes on around her; when Takami hit their son, she seemed more concerned that their television was broken. After Takami was arrested, she responded by putting the onus on her son to find money to take care of them.
  • Weak-Willed: Tomie's defining character trait is that she equates cruelty with strength of character, hence her mindless devotion to her hateful and violent husband.

    Mrs. Yaoyorozu 

Mrs. Yaoyorozu

Debut: My Hero Academia School Briefs I

Quirk: Unknown

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A doodle of Mrs. Yaoyorozu in Volume 8 Extras.

Momo Yaoyorozu's mother.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Some of Momo's classmates call her "Yaomama," like they call Momo "Yaomomo."
  • Hidden Depths: Despite giving Jiro a look that makes the latter fear she's underdressed, Mamayao says that was the opposite. She admired her sempai who once dressed similarly to Jiro and tried to emulate the look.

    The Aoyama Family (Major Spoilers

The Aoyama Family

Debut: Chapter 336 (Manga)

Quirks: Unknown

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Yuga Aoyama's mother and father.


  • Abusive Parents: Subverted. They deeply love Yuga and want him to succeed in his dreams, being willing to support him however they can. However, this led to them accepting a deal with All For One for him to give Yuga his Quirk to overcome his Dream-Crushing Handicap, resulting in Yuga being forced to become The Mole for All For One at U.A. and indirectly leading to the current societal breakdown. When this is revealed, they are seen begging Yuga to continue in his role, pointing out that if he doesn’t do it, All For One will kill them all. Despite guilt-tripping their son, it’s purely out of desperation and they beg for his forgiveness.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After learning that their son was born Quirkless, they intentionally sought out All For One out of a desire for him to fit in with society. While All For One did give Yuga a Quirk, the end result is not only said Quirk being harmful to his body, but also all three of them being under the villain's thumb and him being The Mole.
  • Deal with the Devil: They made a deal with All For One because their son was Quirkless. Naturally, this puts the family in a lot of danger if they don't comply with him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Yuga's mother was among those seen reacting to the Kamino Ward incident.
  • It's All My Fault: They blame themselves for asking All For One to give Yuga a quirk, not knowing what All For One would do to them. In fact, they take full blame during the interrogation by Tsukauchi and beg their son for his forgiveness.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Both Mr. and Mrs. Aoyama comes from well off families. But that doesn't stop them from making a Deal with the Devil.
    Yuga: Both of you came from wealthy, privileged families... And never wanted for anything in your own upbringings.
    Yuga: And the two of you... Fretted over my being different from the other children. Even more than I did. That's why... Hoping against all hope... And wishing only for my happiness... You dared to believe a dubious rumor.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Yuga's father has the same hairstyle as him, and his mother has the same blond hair and purple eyes as her son.
  • Useless Bystander Parent: Justified. Both of them continue serving AFO and force Yuga to do the same. When Tsukauchi interrogates them, they say that AFO once told them that he will discover even the slightest attempt to expose their alliance and showed them a body of a subordinate who failed him as an example of what happens to those who defy him.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's rather hard to talk about them without revealing that they made a deal with All For One and were responsible for Yuga becoming the U.A. traitor.

     The Koda Family  

Koji Koda's Parents

Debut: Chapter 372 (manga)

Quirks: Unknown (Mr. Koda), Anivoice (Mrs. Koda)

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Koji and Mrs. Koda.
Mr. Koda and Mrs. Koda in their youth
Koji's baby sibling

"Your Mama had to put up with some real cruelty because of the way she looks. But your Dad got so riled up on my behalf. He told those aweful people not to mock my amazing horns!"

In addition to Koji's parents, he also have a baby sibling. Very little is known about his family as they've only made brief appearances.


  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Chapter 372 hints that Koji’s mother had fallen in love with Koji's father because he never judged her for her mutant appearance. In fact, he finds her beautiful and even defended her from the townspeople.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Chapter 372 mentioned that Mr. Koda had defended his future wife from the townspeople for bullying her for her mutant appearance and her horns.
  • Horned Humanoid: Mrs. Koda is a mutant with two prominent horns.
  • Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Downplayed, Mrs. Koda isn’t ugly by any means. She is a mutant but she resembles a sheep that rather makes her a Cute Monster Girl. While Mr. Koda is non-mutant, and isn’t bad looking. However the society in-universe viewed Mrs. Koda as "ugly" for her mutant appearance.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: It’s revealed in Koji’s flashback, that he is half mutant from his mother's side, while his father is non-mutant. In-universe there are Fantastic Racism about full mutant appearances Quirks.
  • Personality Powers: It is revealed that both Koji and Mrs. Koda's horn can communicate with animals from long distances using emotional responses by telepathy wavelength.
Mrs. Koda: One day Koji... Your horns might grow in too. And with these horns... You'll be able to beam your thoughts and feelings to animals that're even farther away.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Koji have mixed look between his parents. He had his mutant appearance from Mrs. Koda. And, his newly develop horn have given him some resemblance to Mr. Koda's hairstyle.
  • The Beastmaster: Basically what Koji and Mrs. Koda's Quirk are.
  • Unnamed Parent: Both of Koji’s parents remains unnamed for now.
  • You Leave Him Alone!: In Chapter 372 during a brief flashback, Mrs. Koda recounted her past (before Koji was born) to Koji; that she was often bullied by the townspeople. Mostly for the way she looks, for having a mutant appearance. It was to the point that the townspeople made fun of her horns. However, one person, stood up for her and defended her from the ill treatment. It was Mr. Koda.

Masegaki Elementary School

    Komari Ikoma 

Komari Ikoma

Voiced by: Sara Matsumoto (Japanese), Madeleine Morris (English)

Debut: Chapter 164 (Manga), Episode 79 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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A newbie teacher at Masegaki Elementary School.


  • The Alcoholic: Her favorite thing is beer. It's hard to fault her, considering the kids she has to deal with.
  • All There in the Manual: Her name is only revealed in the Volume 18 extras. Gang Orca generally only calls her "Sensei."
  • Apologizes a Lot: She's quick to apologize for her students being troublemakers, blaming herself for failing to keep them in line.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: She can barely keep up with her students, never mind Bakugo and the others.
  • Meaningful Name: "Komari" means "to be troubled/vexed". Her family name is a reference to Ikoma Language School, a Japanese language school in Singapore.
  • Prone to Tears: She seems almost constantly on the verge of bursting into tears, thanks to how difficult her students are.
  • Shrinking Violet: Kōhei Horikoshi describes her as having a timid personality.

    Students 

Voiced by: Haruka Shamoto, Wakana Minami, Ai Ishikawa, Yuki Sanpei, Serika Hiromatsu, Chisa Suganuma, Chiyuki Miura (Japanese)

Debut: Chapter 164 (Manga), Episode 79 (Anime)

Quirks: Binging Ball, Assault Dust, Viral Cosmos, Electromagnetic Bullets, King Slam, Hula Hoop, Tongue Tank, Queen Beam

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A class of mischievous elementary school students that Bakugo, Todoroki, Yoarashi, and Camie need to win over for their license exam retaking lessons.


  • Adaptation Expansion: While most of their Quirks are named in the manga, only a few are properly shown off. The anime gives a small showcase of the kids' Quirks to rectify this.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Some of them are very socially aware for their age, but it's mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: One boy gets one before giving one in return:
    Yoarashi: Can kids who give their teachers trouble become good heroes?
    Boy: No...?
    Yoarashi: Right! In that case...
    Boy: But... (gets Yoarashi's attention) Then... since you all gave the teachers and safety commission more work by making them run this class, you can't become one, either?
  • Bratty Half-Pint: They're all very hyperactive and mischievous. Due to having a better understanding of their Quirks than previous generations did, they also have little respect for heroes and adults in general, believing they're stronger than them. Their school apparently has a reputation for housing problem children, though with a name like "Masegaki" it isn't too surprising.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Some of them call out the names of their Quirks when attacking the older hero students, which is how the audience knows what they're called, rather than being revealed through the manga's side notes or Present Mic's narration in the anime.
  • Children Are Innocent: Subverted. The high schoolers are ready to approach them as innocent children, but the boys are all insufferably cocky and scrappy while the girls are already aware of seduction and sex appeal.
  • Flowers of Nature: One girl appears to have two flowers in her hair, but they're actually part of her body and related to her Quirk. She can use them to summon a storm of petals.
  • Goo-Goo-Godlike: Despite only being elementary schoolers, these kids are pretty good at using their Quirks, which naturally makes babysitting them a headache.
  • A Handful for an Eye: One boy has the Quirk "Assault Dust", which allows him to generate and manipulate dust.
  • Heart Beatdown: One of the girls has the Quirk "Queen Beam", which is depicted as her firing a pink heart-shaped beam from her forehead at her target.
  • Kids Are Cruel: The girls slut-shame Camie for taking the boys' attention off them, while the boys are happy to make fun of the hero students assigned to take care of them and attack them with their Quirks. However, they ease up and become friendlier after the hero students are able to demonstrate their own Quirks in ways that impress them.
  • Marshmallow Hell: One kid, a boy named Sho, falls victim to this when Camie tries to befriend him, causing the girls of the group to get jealous and demand she not "seduce" him.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: One boy has the Quirk "Electromagnetic Bullets", which allows him to generate an electromagnetic field that he can use to shoot objects in his hands at others.
  • Meaningful Name: The name of their school, "Masegaki", can be translated as "precocious brat", which is what these kids certainly are.
  • No Name Given: While a few of them are namedropped, most are left unnamed.
  • Petal Power: One little girl has the Quirk "Viral Cosmos", which allows her to produce a storm of petals from the two flowers sticking out of her head. It isn't made clear what their effects are.
  • Precocious Crush: The girl with the "Queen Beam" Quirk becomes smitten with Todoroki when she thinks he's flirting with her, only to be devastated when it's revealed that this was just one of Camie's illusions. She still seems taken with him after she and the other kids warm up to the hero students.
  • Rings of Death: One boy has the Quirk "Hula Hoop", which allows him to generate hula hoops made of yellow energy. The "death" part of this is obviously downplayed.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Some of the boys act like teenage rebels, while some of the girls act like street thugs as they partake in Slut-Shaming Camie. They're much better at using their Quirks than Aizawa's generation and have much wilder mutations, which leads into some slightly disturbing theories on what is referred to in series as the "Singularity".
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: One of the kids (a boy in overalls) has the Quirk "Tongue Tank", which allows him to turn himself into a cannon, with the muzzle coming from his mouth.
  • Weaponized Ball: One child, a boy named Tamashiro, has the Quirk "Binging Ball", which allows him to summon small floating spheres with mouths from his body. They're very reminiscent of the Chain Chomps from Super Mario Bros.

    The Leader 

Voiced by: Ayano Shibuya (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)

Debut: Chapter 164 (Manga), Episode 79 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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A sharply-dressed boy who acts as a sort of ringleader to the other Masegaki students.


  • Arc Villain: For the Remedial Course Arc, in a sense. He's most antagonistic of the Masegaki students, and his control over the other students is what causes the arc's main conflict.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Subverted. He is decidedly not pure of heart and acts as the class's ringleader, smugly coaxing on the rest of the kids and lashing out because he hates how adults are so sure of themselves that they know best and quick to dismiss children like him from having the freedom to be in charge of anything, making all the decisions for them. He is easily frightened into backing down when Bakugo confronts him and has him about ready to wet himself in fear.
  • Defrosting Ice King: After spending most of the arc as a smug brat, Bakugo is able to finally "win his heart" by calmly advising him to stop looking down on others, as he'll never be able to recognize his own weaknesses otherwise. The tender honesty of Bakugo's words is enough to bring the child to tears.
  • Dirty Coward: He hangs back and arrogantly leans against a wall acting all confident and mocking the remedial students when the teens can't get through to the group, but he is easily cowed when he's cornered by Bakugo, evidently hiding behind the other kids he convinced to run wild.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's called "The Leader" because that's what he is to the Masegaki students.
  • Irony: Despite being the ringleader of a group of bratty children who cause trouble using their Quirks, his own Quirk has yet to be seen.
  • The Leader: He's the ringleader of the Masegaki students and encourages their Troubling Unchildlike Behavior.
  • No Name Given: He isn't given a proper name.
  • Smug Smiler: His default expression is a smug smile that he wears throughout the Remedial Course Arc.
  • Smug Snake: He sees himself as superior to all of the adults around him, and spends most of the Remedial Course Arc smugly sneering at the student heroes while egging on his classmates to harass them. However, he's easily scared into submission once Bakugo corners him.

Media Personnel

    Daikaku Miyagi 

Daikaku Miyagi

Voiced by: Go Inoue (Japanese), Tyson Rinehart (English)

Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)

Quirk: Big Horn

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"Surely we're going to see big changes in our day-to-day lives. At this point, we ought to be looking into how those changes will present themselves and what we can do to prepare."

A controversial newscaster who cut off one of the two horns given to him as a result of his Quirk, "Big Horn".


  • All There in the Manual: He is given a name and a brief backstory in Volume 7.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-universe, he became this after cutting one of his horns off for the sake of his job, as his horns obstructed camera views. While there is a group of viewers that praise him for putting his job over his Quirk, there is another group that derides him for seemingly denying his own Quirk, thus "promoting Quirk discrimination".
  • Horned Humanoid: Thanks to his Quirk.
  • Villain Respect: Twice of all people (or at least one of his personalities) respects his journalistic integrity.

    Taneo Tokuda 

Taneo Tokuda

Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (Japanese), Jay Hickman, Monica Rial (young) (English)

Debut: Episode 64 (Anime)

Quirk: Whole-Body Lens

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A freelance journalist who claims to be doing a story on Class 1-A's life in their dorms, when in reality he's looking for All Might's successor. His Quirk, "Whole-Body Lens", allows him to produce a working camera lens from any part of his body.


  • Affectionate Nickname: The editor of Juzo News, whom he apparently works with on a regular basis, calls him "Tane-chan."
  • Alliterative Name: Taneo Tokuda.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He comes to the correct conclusion that All Might's last words "You're next" were actually a message that now that his time as a hero was over, it's his successor's turn to take up his mantle, as opposed to everyone else thinking that it was a message to the villains of the world that he would come after them. Using various pieces of evidence such as the number of high profile events surrounding Class 1-A, All Might coincidentally joining the school's staff as a teacher, as well as his in-depth analysis of the students, he quickly deduces that All Might chose Midoriya as his successor.
  • Bishie Sparkle: He's well aware of his good looks and often punctuates his sentences with a flirtatious wink, which produces a little yellow star.
  • Bizarre Human Biology: He can produce working camera lenses from any part of his body, and even develop the photos he takes with them and dispense them from his chest. He's also able to keep photos inside himself indefinitely.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's an anime-exclusive character.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His pupils are mismatched, with one small, dark pupil and one large, pale pupil. This is a reference to the f-number in photography; his dark pupil represents a small aperture size, which keeps out light, while his pale pupil represents a large aperture size that lets in a lot of light.
  • Fan Boy: He's one for All Might, having witnessed him save his father from an industrial bombing incident. This respect is what convinces him to come to U.A. to find All Might's successor and not publish his findings to protect Midoriya's privacy.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: When he tells Midoriya the story of how All Might saved his dad, he mentions that he was so excited to see his dad safe that he accidentally took a picture of the scene, though he isn't shown holding a camera in the flashback. A few seconds later, his Quirk, which allows him to produce working camera lenses from his body, is revealed, retroactively explaining how he took the picture in the flashback.
  • In-Universe Camera: He provides one, carrying a DSLR camera to take pictures of the U.A. students. This is actually a distraction from his ability to produce camera lenses anywhere on his body, which he uses to take the real scoops.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He's presumably had a strong career as a reporter, as his editor calls him the "heaven-sent scoop finder".
  • Lean and Mean: Gives off an extremely deceptive air, and is overall very gaunt. Subverted when he turns out to be a genuinely cool guy after all.
  • Nice Guy: At the end of the day, Tokuda proves to be a genuinely kind-hearted and friendly man who has a strong sense of valor.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Has these for a moment when speaking with Aizawa, representing his deception.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: On the one hand, he's manipulative and tends to lead people on with sweet words and his charming smile to get what he wants. But on the other hand, he's actually a good, ethical reporter who is a lifelong fan of All Might. Despite correctly deducing that Midoriya is All Might's successor, he decides not to write the story out of respect for Midoriya and admiration for All Might. Adding to this, even though he isn't able to give Juzo News the story he promised, he still gives them a story they can run.
  • Shown Their Work: Most of the photos he takes are taken according to actual photographic principles like the rule of thirds and the rule of odds.
  • Surprisingly Creepy Moment: He's a nice guy, but the way he reveals his power to Midoriya is a little... squicky.

    Brunette Reporter 

Brunette Reporter

Voiced by: Yu Shimamura (Japanese), Kristen McGuire, Kristi Kang (English)

Debut: Chapter 12 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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A reporter for NHA News who tenaciously hunts down stories about heroes.


  • Back for the Finale: Comes back at the climax of the series to document Izuku's decisive battle against Tomura while the Blonde Reporter records the battle against All For One at Gunga Villa.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Is seen early in the morning to interview the U.A. students about All Might, and appearances throughout the series demonstrate her dedication. Diligently reviewing her previous material is precisely what lets her deduce that Izuku was the student dressed in rags cleaning up All For One's mess all by himself. She also comes back to film his fight against Tomura even though she's not being paid for it anymore.
  • So Proud of You: After realizing Izuku was the same scared boy she interviewed a year prior, she swells up with pride and grows a little weepy over how much he's grown and sacrificed.

    Blonde Reporter 

Blonde Reporter

Voiced by:

Debut: Chapter 306 (Manga), Episode 131 (Anime)

Quirk: Unnamed Black Finger Quirk

A reporter who attended the top 3's press junket in the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War, demanding answers.


  • Back for the Finale: After grilling Endeavor for answers in the aftermath of the war, she comes back to document the battle against All For One at Gunga Villa most of the heroes are partaking in while the Brunette Reporter records Izuku's battle against Tomura.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She is determined to get answers out of Endeavor, albeit she has more of a personal reason for doing so and tries attack him. Not that anybody thinks she isn't justified for doing so given Endeavor's history of abuse. She also comes back to film the fight between the heroes and All For One even though she's not being paid anymore, saying that they are all staying behind to fight and save the day without any more promise of compensation either, just like Izuku.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She furiously demands the top 3, Endeavor especially, for allowing the destruction from the war to happen that ended up grievously harming her mother.

Others

    "Star-headed Man"  

"Star-headed Man"

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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A supportive old man Midoriya met while he was in middle school.


  • The Bus Came Back: After his first appearance in Chapter 1, he wouldn't appear again until over 300 chapters later.
  • Cool Old Guy: In the first chapter, he picks up on Midoriya's Hero Worship and playfully supports his obvious desire to be a hero himself. Later, when Midoriya is seeking asylum in the U.A., he stands up for him to the crowd of civilians and argues that if they want hero society to improve, they'll have to step it up alongside the heroes they criticize so easily.

    Kota Izumi 

Kota Izumi

Voiced by: Michiru Yamazaki (Japanese), Cassandra Lee Morris (English)

Debut: Chapter 70 (Manga), Episode 40 (Anime)

Quirk: Water Gun

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"Shut up... You're all freaking nuts... Calling yourselves "Heroes" or "Villains" and going around killing each other like idiots. Talking about your Quirks all the time... all just to show off. Idiots."

Mandalay's young nephew. His parents were heroes who were killed in the line of duty. He possesses a Quirk like theirs that lets him generate water.


  • Accidental Pervert: He glances at the naked girls from Class 1-A without meaning to, which causes him to fall off the wall.
  • Big Damn Heroes: More of a distraction variety, but nonetheless still there: he used his water Quirk on Muscular before he could finish off Midoriya, begging him to stop. Even if Muscular told him he'd kill him later, the distraction was long enough for Midoriya to turn the tables on Muscular and knock him unconscious.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Is introduced as a scowling kid who punches Midoriya in the family jewels, after the latter politely introduced himself. This is slowly subverted after his backstory is revealed and Midoriya saves his life, in which he's extremely grateful.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor kid lost his parents to a murderous villain at a young age, and was almost killed multiple times by said villain a few years later and witnessed him beating the one person who vowed to protect him.
  • The Bus Came Back: Along with the Pussycats, he visits Class 1-A at their dorm in Chapter 184 after about ninety chapters of absence.
    • Reappears along with other civilians in Chapter 323.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts as a short-tempered, rude brat, but he warms up to Midoriya after the latter saves him from Muscular.
  • Distressed Dude: He's found by villain Muscular who attempts to kill him For the Evulz, before Midoriya saves him right in time and proceeds to fight Muscular while simultaneously protecting him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He might have a hatred of the Quirk world at such a young age, but he's sickened by Mineta's perversion over his female classmates:
    Kota: A hero, really? Try learning how to be a good person first. [pushes Mineta off the wall]
  • Freudian Excuse: Hates heroism because it cost his parents their lives, and everybody around him would go on about how it was an honorable way for them to die.
  • Groin Attack: When Midoriya attempts to introduce himself, Kota responds by punching him straight in the family jewels. He later apologizes for it in his letter to Midoriya.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Though he's loathed to admit it, he becomes Midoriya's first fan after being saved by him from Muscular. The next time they meet after the training camp incident, Kota has picked out red sneakers to be just like his idol.
  • Irrational Hatred: He utterly despises all heroes and Quirks because his parents were heroes and they got killed when they were murdered on duty by a villain. However, this is justified because he's a young child who doesn't really understand why everyone praised his parents' honorable deaths, and he eventually gets over this.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When we first met him, he looked extremely rude, grouchy and anti-social. However, when confronted with the possibility of someone being killed by a Villain, it becomes greatly apparent that his heart's in the right place. He even wrote Midoriya a letter of thanks after that incident.
  • Making a Splash: As both of his parents had water-based Quirks, he gets this by default.
  • Meaningful Appearance: He asked Mandalay to buy him a pair of red shoes just like Midoriya's, which she eagerly points out when the Pussycats stop by the U.A. dorms and check their street shoes at the entrance for indoor slippers, drawing attention to his new red shoes sitting by her dress heels. Kota is instantly embarrassed for being outed for his secret hero-worship of Midoriya.
  • Meaningful Name: His given name contains the character for "sparkling water", while his surname means "flood". Fitting for someone with water powers.
  • Misplaced Retribution: A villain killed his parents, so who does he blame? The entire hero industry and people with Quirks (because according to his child logic, if his parents weren't heroes with Quirks, they wouldn't have been murdered), including socking Midoriya (who he had never met before and was just saying hello) in the crotch because Midoriya was training to become a hero. He eventually realizes the error of his ways and apologizes.
  • Must Make Amends: He sends a letter to Midoriya, thanking him for saving him and apologizing for his Groin Attack. He also asks him to heal soon so he can apologize properly.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents got murdered by a villain when he was around three years old (as stated by Mandalay during a point when he is five years old, his parents was killed two years earlier). He's under the care of his aunt (technically second cousin), Mandalay.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Always has an angry pout on his face.
  • Protectorate: To Midoriya, who vows to protect him from Muscular, and goes as far as to break both of his arms to be sure Muscular won't lay a hand on him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Flashbacks show that both of his parents had spiky hair like him. He inherited most of his physical traits from his father, having his black hair and eye color, eye shape and tooth shape, but he also inherited his mother's skin tone.
  • Tears of Fear: The second he lays eyes on Muscular for the first time after the villain sheds his cloak and mask to fight, Kota realizes this is the monster who murdered his mom and dad and understandably falls apart. He's so distraught that all he can do is cry and scream in panic.
  • Troubled Child: Very surly, and talks like someone much older than he actually is to cope with his grief.
  • Tsundere: He tries to keep up his tough, surly facade in an effort to hide his fanboy tendencies towards Midoriya. He is flustered when Midoriya tells him he treasured the letter that Kota sent him while recovering in the hospital.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Despite his hatred of Quirks, when Midoriya, whom he despised at first, almost dies protecting him, Kota doesn't hesitate a second to distract Muscular with his Quirk, which put him in danger despite Midoriya beating Muscular not too long after.

    Hiroshi Tameda 

Hiroshi Tameda

Voiced by: Serina Machiyama (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

Debut: Chapter 186 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"Those flames're still rising up! You see'em, right?! Endeavor's alive and fighting!! So don't give up just cuz the other guy's gone! There's still a dude out there risking it all for us!! Can'tcha see?!"

An 18-year-old Endeavor fan who became the In-Universe meme "Can'tcha See" kid.


  • All There in the Manual: His name is only given in the Volume 21 omakes.
  • Casting Gag: Tameda's hair color and style give him a passing resemblance to Natsu Dragneel, the protagonist of Fairy Tail. It's unclear if this was meant to be a direct Shout-Out to the series or just coincidence, but either way, Funimation saw an opportunity to enforce this by casting Todd Haberkorn, Natsu's English voice actor, as Tameda's English voice.
  • Child-Like Voice: Despite being 18, he sounds younger than Midoriya, and his dorky fandom of Endeavor only helps this trope.
  • Creator Backlash: In-Universe. He's not exactly happy about his Rousing Speech becoming a meme, but he's proud that he's managed to improve Endeavor's public image.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He obviously greatly admires Endeavor, but he also just likes heroes in general.
  • Memetic Mutation: An In-Universe example. His Rousing Speech in support of Endeavor not only got other people to support Endeavor, but a recording of it also went viral and even lead to unofficial merchandise being made.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: When he got a chance to meet his hero, it was around the same time that Endeavor decided to clean up his Jerkass image. Unfortunately, Hiroshi thought Endeavor was cool in part because he was antagonistic and is put-off by the change in attitude. It doesn't deter him from being a fan, however.

    Miyashita 

Miyashita

Debut: Chapter 218 (Manga)

Quirk: Unspecified Animal Quirk

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"I'd say that's a selling point, actually!"

An employee working for the Detnerat Company who has a close relationship with the CEO of the company, Rikiya Yotsubashi.


  • Adapted Out: His appearance and ruthless, cruel death aren't shown in the anime, and it doesn't affect the plot much, though it's the first moment that shows how murderous Re-Destro can be, especially if he feels his ancestor Destro is being insulted in any way.
  • Cartoon Creature: His head is clearly that of an animal, but what animal is a little hard to make out. It's been called both cat-like and rodent-like.
  • Disappeared Dad: Implied. When asked if he has any family, he mentions that his mother has passed, but doesn't mention his father at all.
  • Missing Mom: His mom died a year prior to his first appearance.
  • Neck Snap: Gets his neck broken by Rikiya after he expresses a negative view of the Meta Liberation Army.
  • Non-Human Head: In a similar vein as Tokoyami. He has an animal's head (though what kind of animal his head is supposed to resemble is questionable), but the rest of his body appears to be human.
  • Nice Guy: He's very positive and generally non-confrontational, even when expressing negative opinions.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The poor guy gets his neck snapped the chapter he's introduced.

    Untenmaru Kurumada 

Untenmaru Kurumada

Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)

Debut: Chapter 250 (Manga), Episode 106 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"Don't complain about your chauffeur!! You damn high school brats!!"

Endeavor's extremely aggressive chauffeur.


  • All There in the Manual: His name was first mentioned in the Volume 26 extras.
  • Heroic Bystander: He assists Midoriya, Bakugo, and Todoroki in their battle against the villain Ending by throwing them their equipment.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's an extremely aggressive person. Every single line of his dialogue is shouted.
  • Hidden Depths: His character profile reveals that he likes flowers despite his aggressive personality.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a big, burly man who also happens to like flowers.

    "Ordinary Woman" 

"Ordinary Woman"

Voiced by: Minori Suzuki (Japanese), Brianna Roberts (English)

Debut: Chapter 310 (Manga), Episode 133 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown Mutant Quirk

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"Thank you for saving me, my crybaby hero."

A woman Midoriya saved from racist civilians. Strangely enough, even in her profile data from Volume 32 as well as Horikoshi's Twitter sketches, her real name isn't given and she is instead referred to exclusively as "Ippan Josei", or "Ordinary Woman". She is exceptionally tall and appears to be in her 20s.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Midoriya calls her "Miss Giant Lady", and the name seems to have stuck among his classmates. She in turn affectionately calls him "My Crybaby Hero".
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: In contrast to the assumption she'd have orange or brown fur to suit her fox-like facial appearance, her colored art in Volume 32 reveals she actually has light teal fur.
  • Author Appeal: Horikoshi himself notes in Volume 32 that he designed her to leave a strong impression in the reader's mind and that, in his opinion, she's "the cutest character in the entire series". This is in line with his previous statements that he likes girls who are a bit chubby with thick thighs, referring to Uraraka at the time, as this Ordinary Woman herself has thick thighs, a large rear, and her clothing shows her to be curvy rather than slim despite not dressing to show it off. She also has an animal-like appearance like Mirko, who Horikoshi himself has noted he has an unhealthy fixation on drawing.
  • The Bus Came Back: She was first introduced mostly to show that saving people was still Midoriya's #1 goal. No one expected her to come back several chapters later to support him when other civilians stopped him from resting at U.A.
  • Cartoon Creature: Her mutant Quirk makes her appear like a humanoid animal woman, but just what kind of animal she's supposed to be is rather ambiguous. Her ears and the placement of her tufts of fur bring to mind a fox, but the teal color of the fur on her head and her snout shape bring to mind a shark. There's also the matter of her unnaturally tall stature. Horikoshi claims that this design was enforced in order to gain readers' attention thanks to her "striking appearance".
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Midoriya saves her from being attacked by some vigilante civilians in Chapter 310. She returns in Chapter 325 to show him support outside U.A., helping to draw sympathy from the other civilians. By coincidence, the school welcomed her before she even knew Midoriya attended, as most other shelters have been denying heteromorphs like her entry.
  • Fanservice: Upon gaining a mild fanbase in her first appearance, Horikoshi made sure to later feature her in art that complimented her attractive figure.
  • Fantastic Racism: While not much is known about her beyond the brief appearances she has, she has become a victim of this due to her Quirk, which gives her a fox-like appearance and makes her twice as tall as a regular person. It is unknown if she had suffered this in similar or different degrees before her debut but, following the Jailbreaker incident and rising villain crisis, a trio of vigilante civilians attacked her at one point at night because she "looked like a villain" to them in the dark, and several emergency shelters turn her away because they don't welcome mutants until she was let in at U.A.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She doesn't dress provocatively, instead she wearing jeans and a button up shirt with pockets. But because of her large chest and curvy thighs, her clothes end up clingy rather tightly to her body in various scenes, emphasizing her physique. Horikoshi seems to have emphasized this, especially in his Twitter sketches, with her leaning forward to show off her chest or being on her back.
  • Giant Woman: Though a far cry from actual giants like Mt. Lady, in her giant form, and the mountainous Gigantomachia, she is incredibly tall by civilian standards, standing at about 10 feet. A Twitter sketch shows she can reach the roof of some small buildings and walls that are common in prefectures, while her colored illustration above makes it look like she has trouble fitting in smaller spaces. In her debut chapter, Midoriya had to use OFA's Float to reach up and hand back the umbrella she dropped.
  • Gentle Giant: She towers over everyone around her and, despite what the vigilantes thought of her in her introduction, she is incredibly sweet in personality. Volume 32 states that is 260-300cm (8'6"-9'10").
  • Hidden Buxom: Despite her conservative dress style, one of Horikoshi's Twitter sketches reveals that each of her breasts is bigger than a person's head as she lies on her back with Eri lying between them. However, Horikoshi admits in the corner of that sketch that he drew Eri too small, so using Eri's head in that sketch as a reference point might not reflect the true size of her breasts. Her coloured art in Volume 32 indicates that each of her breasts is actually as big as her own head, which makes them particularly massive.
  • Ironic Name: For someone nicknamed "Ordinary Woman", since she's just another citizen, she has an extraordinary appearance due to her Quirk.
  • Male Gaze: Horikoshi's Twitter account and volume art have placed particular emphasis on her large chest, having it being emphasized by her leaning forward, crouching, or being on her back. He also put emphasis on her large backside during one of the chapters, and himself as noted her design was intended to leave a strong impression.
  • Mistaken for Terrorist: Again, her Quirk makes her look nearly monstrous to most civilians, especially after an event that made it clear that the bad guys were now controlling the scene. Midoriya arrived to stop a group of civilians who have attacked her because of this.
  • Mysterious Informant: In Chapter 372, she tipped off Shoji and the U.A. students about the impending mutant Quirk-related riots that threatened innocent people in Central Hospital.
  • No Name Given: As of Volume 32, her official designation is "Ordinary Woman" even though her real name hasn't been stated, implying it won't be.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She's an animalistic looking human female due to her Quirk. Some fans at first depicted her to be a shark or bandicoot, though she more greatly resembles a tail-less fox.
  • Prone to Tears: Justified with the rising villain crisis, it is implied that she is very easy to make cry. She cries in two chapters where she plays a major role. Even her colored illustration shows her on the verge of tears.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite the Ironic Name and being a minor character, her presence plays a big role for both Midoriya and Shoji.
  • Your Size May Vary: Her exact height is inconsistent in the manga; at her shortest, she's about 260cm (8'6"), and at her tallest, she's about 300cm (9'10").

    Moko Tamashi 

Moko Tamashi

Voiced by: Shiori Sakirai (Japanese)

Debut: Chapter 92 (Manga), Episode 49 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown Mass-Generation Quirk

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A young woman best known for being the last person All Might saved before his retirement. Her unnamed Quirk allows her to generate spheres from her feet, allowing her to propel herself in the air.


  • All There in the Manual: Her name is only revealed in the Volume 33 extras.
  • The Bus Came Back: After her brief appearance in Chapter 92, she returns during Chapter 326.
  • Damsel in Distress: She was crushed by debris during All Might's final battle against All For One and was nearly killed by the villain.
  • Not Quite Flight: Her Quirk allows her to slightly propel herself in the air. She uses it to rise up and remove the infamous "I AM NOT HERE" sign from All Might's statue.
  • The Pollyanna: Tamashi has traces of it. Stain mentions she cleans up the All Might statue in Kamino every day, no matter how many times it gets vandalized or if puts her at odds with the anti-hero protestors, because unlike them, she still believes in heroes.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her legs still have scars after being crushed by debris.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her cry for help is what snaps All Might out of his Heroic BSoD following The Reveal that Tomura Shigaraki is Nana Shimura's grandson, in order to finish his fight against All For One.
  • Targeted to Hurt the Hero: Knowing All Might could easily dodge his attacks, All For One attempted to kill her with his Air Cannon during the fight in Kamino. Of course, All Might did not hesitate to step in and be hit by it, which ends up exposing his weak form to the world.

Flashback Only Characters

    Tsubasa 

Tsubasa

Voiced by: Kenta Okuma (Japanese)

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Quirk: Unnamed Demon Wing Quirk

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A young boy with an unnamed Quirk letting him grow and fly with wings. He was friends with Bakugo as a child and helped him bully Midoriya for being Quirkless.


  • All There in the Manual: He is the grandson of Dr. Tsubasa, the doctor who diagnosed a young Midoriya as Quirkless. This information is only found, along with his name, within the databook.
  • Ambiguous Situation: While heavily implied by Horikoshi in Volume 7 that Tsubasa is connected to the winged Nomu, it is not yet clear whether his Quirk was simply stolen by All For One to give to that Nomu, or if he was actually turned into that very Nomu himself.
  • And I Must Scream: Implied. While possibly having been turned into a Nomu, as shown below under Fighting from the Inside, he likely retained a certain degree of his own memories and consciousness in this form. If so, his death by Stain was unintentionally a Mercy Kill.
  • The Bully: As a child, he, along with their unnamed friend and Bakugo, often beat up and belittled Midoriya, just for being Quirkless.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In both Midoriya and Bakugo’s flashbacks, he is shown looking like this.
  • Fat Best Friend: Was this to his Childhood Friend Bakugo back in elementary school.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Implied. In the Volume 7 omake, Horikoshi gives the "hint" of - "Why did the winged Nomu pick Midoriya out of the whole crowd specifically?" - providing only a sketch of Tsubasa. This question, combined with the actions of that Nomu grabbing Midoriya in its wounded state - heavily implies that not only might it have once been Tsubasa, but that it still retained some subconscious sense of self and memory of Midoriya at that point, possibly because of his connection to its past.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Downplayed. His wings manifest themselves as red and draconic, but he is not truly evil, just a mean-spirited bully.
  • Growing Wings: How his Quirk seems to work. Episode 1 shows he can instantly manifest and presumably retract both pairs of wings at will.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsubasa's name means wing or wings, which fits perfectly with the nature of his Quirk.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: This is lampshaded in the databook, which notes that - despite being in elementary school with Bakugo, their unnamed friend, and Midoriya - for some reason, he didn’t end up going to the same middle school like the rest of them.
  • Winged Humanoid: His Quirk gave him large wings.

    Dr. Tsubasa 

Dr. Tsubasa

Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown Life Force

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A doctor who first diagnosed Midoriya as Quirkless when he was a child. His name is revealed in the databook. However, this is not his real name. His real name is Kyudai Garaki, All For One's lieutenant and close confidant. For more information about him, click here.


  • All There in the Manual: He is the grandfather of Tsubasa, the chubby winged kid who was childhood friends with both Midoriya and Bakugo. This information is only found, along with his name, within the databook. This makes the implication that Tsubasa was turned into a Nomu all the more horrifying, as he potentially turned his own grandson into a nomu.
  • Bearer of Bad News: He informs Midoriya that he is Quirkless, which utterly devastates the latter.
  • Brutal Honesty: His diagnosis of Midoriya being Quirkless is then followed by him telling the latter to basically give up any dreams of ever becoming a hero. Take note that Midoriya was just a four-year-old kid at the time.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: He bears a surprising resemblance to All For One's lieutenant Dr. Garaki, right to the mustache, style of glasses, and sharing a voice actor. This is confirmed to be true, as Tsubasa is just a pseudonym that Garaki uses.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: He has this overall look as a doctor, complete with a stethoscope.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Inko, and thus the audience, that her son's Quirkless status is due to having two joints in his small toe from birth, whereas Quirk users only have one joint in their small toes.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears within two of Midoriya's flashbacks, but his diagnosis is responsible for changing Midoriya's life completely prior to him meeting All Might many years later. This is subverted by the fact that he's actually Garaki.

    Magne's Friend 

Magne's Friend

Debut: Chapter 125 (Manga), Episode 65 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"Those who are bound to the chains of common sense laugh at those who aren't."

"Kennie, you're not bound by common sense. I don't have the courage to break away from it like you."

A friend of Magne's, who still supported Magne despite her being a villain.


  • Affectionate Nickname: She affectionately referred to Magne, whose first name is Kenji, as "Kennie".
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: She seems to be either a transgender woman or a masculine-looking cisgender woman. However, unlike Magne who is explicitly a transgender woman, it is not said if she is one as well.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has some, likely to make herself look more feminine.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Magne refers to her as female and she wears feminine clothing, but she looks more like a burly man.
  • No Name Given: She hasn't been given a proper name.
  • Satellite Character: She has little character to call her own, as she exists mainly to flesh out Magne's character.
  • Shrinking Violet: According to Magne, she's shy and reserved. She admits that she could never "break away" as Magne did.
  • Undying Loyalty: The fact that she continued to be friends with Magne, even after the latter became a villain, suggests that their friendship meant a lot to her.

    Eri's Parents 

Eri's Parents

Debut: Chapter 156 (Manga), First Season 4 Ending (Anime)

Quirks: Unknown

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Eri's biological parents.


  • Death by De-aging: Eri accidentally inflicted this on her father when her Quirk first manifested itself; since her Quirk "rewinds" living things to a previous state, Eri's father was rewound so far back that he disappeared entirely, leaving nothing but an empty pile of clothes behind.
  • Disappointed in You: Eri's mother, rightfully, got this reaction from her own father after giving her child up to the yakuza.
    Shie Hassaikai boss: That stupid girl abandoned her child.
  • Empty Piles of Clothing: The first Season 4 ending shows a toddler Eri looking distraught and confused while staring at an empty pile of her father's clothing, seconds after her Quirk accidentally erased him from existence.
  • The Faceless: Their faces are never seen. Even in the first Season 4 ending, Eri's mother has her face turned away from the camera. Eri's father appears even less, with only part of his arm (assuming that's him) being visible in one shot and a pile of his clothing on the floor after his body disappeared.
  • Good Parents: From the first Season 4 ending, it seemed that they did their best to give Eri a happy childhood, until the incident where she accidentally erased her father, causing her mother to disown her.
  • I Have No Son!: Eri's mother disowned her after the girl accidentally erased her father with her Rewind Quirk.
  • Mafia Princess: Eri's mother is the daughter of the Shie Hassaikai boss, Overhaul's adoptive father. However, she cut ties with the boss after they had a dispute over her marriage to Eri's father. Her only known interaction with them is when she gave Eri into their care.
  • No Body Left Behind: Eri's father, after being erased by his daughter's Quirk.
  • Not Enough to Bury: In fact, there was nothing left of Eri's father to bury.
  • Parental Abandonment: After Eri accidentally rewound her father out of existence, her mother disowned her and called her a cursed child (and she was just a toddler at this point). While the first Season 4 anime ending seems to show her being a loving mother before the incident, it's likely that her daughter erasing her husband out of existence was just too much for her to deal with.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Eri's mother has long white hair, like her daughter.
  • Unnamed Parent: Their names have not been revealed.
  • The Unreveal: Their Quirks are unknown, but it is stated that Eri's Quirk is completely unlike any other Quirk from either side of her family.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By giving her daughter to the Shie Hassaikai, Eri's mother put her child in close proximity to Overhaul, allowing him to discover that her Quirk infused blood and tissues could be used to make Quirk destroying bullets.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is difficult to talk about them without revealing Eri's backstory.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The current status of Eri's mother after she gave her daughter away is unknown. Her reaction to her father (Eri's grandfather) being put into a coma is also not mentioned.

    Saito 

Saito

Debut: Chapter 225 (Manga), Episode 109 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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A former classmate of Himiko Toga in middle school, who was her first "love" and later victim.


  • First Love: He's the first person that Toga fell in "love" with, and that ended up getting him horribly wounded.
  • Identical Stranger: He bears a surprisingly strong resemblance to Izuku Midoriya, but is able to wear his necktie properly.
  • Posthumous Character: Ambiguous. He was certainly Toga's first victim, but the news reporters only say she "attacked" him, and some of the interviewees talk about him like he's still alive.

Historic Characters

    The Luminescent Baby 

The Luminescent Baby

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Quirk: Unnamed Luminescent Quirk (formerly)

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Born in Qing Qing City, China, the Luminescent Baby was the first recorded person in the world to be born with a Quirk. Years later, they became a leader seeking for the world to return to peace.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Their gender is never specified. Even when more details are given about them during their youth, they are referred to with gender-neutral pronouns.
  • The Cameo: In the third movie, a statue of them appears in the Humarise HQ to represent what the terrorist organization is fighting against — Quirks, which they consider a disease upon humankind.
  • Famous for Being First: They are the first person born with a quirk. However, this is subverted: they were the first recorded quirk user, but there were other quirk users like All for One, his twin brother and his mother who were born earlier, and either became lost to history or had their quirk develop later in life. It's most accurate to say that the Luminescent Baby is the first recorded person to have a quirk manifest when they were born.
  • Killed Offscreen: All For One told Yoichi that he had killed him and stolen his power, but the actual encounter is not shown.
  • Light 'em Up: Their Quirk was a simple one; it made them glow.
  • Minor Major Character: They have no role in the present narrative, but since they were the first-ever person to have a Quirk, they're an incredibly important part of My Hero Academia's world. Chapter 407 shows that on top of All For One's previous crimes, he personally killed the Luminescent Baby as his first step towards being the Demon Overlord he dreams of being.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even after growing up, they were still referred to as the "Luminescent Baby" and their name is never revealed.
  • Posthumous Character: They had the first Quirk ever recorded, and Quirks have been around for at least five generations, so this is clearly the case. Chapter 407 reveals he was killed by All For One.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: In Chapter 407, it's revealed that they became a leader who just wanted the world to return to peaceful times and attracted millions of sympathisers... only to be killed by a teenage All For One and had his Quirk stolen. Their death, and All For One specifically revealing that he did it out of petty envy for their popularity and because he was inspired by the idea of the Demon Lord from Yoichi's comic book to become a real-life super villain, it what convinced Yoichi his brother was genuinely Beyond Redemption and needed to be stopped.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: As they lived several generations ago, they've obviously long passed, but given how violent the initial days of Quirk emergence was and them being the first documented case of such, their final fate is not made clear. Chapter 407 reveals that actually made it to adulthood and tried to use their status as the first recorded Quirk-user to enable a peaceful integration between the power-wielding people and ordinary civilians, only to have that attempt cut short by a teenaged All For One, who killed them out of envy for their popularity and petty desire to possess their famous Quirk.

    The Mother of Quirks 

??? Yotsubashi — The Mother of Quirks

Debut: Chapter 232 (Manga), Episode 110 (Anime)

Quirk: Quirkless

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"This is just a Quirk of my child!"

A historic woman who was the first person to use the word "Quirk" to describe Meta Abilities. Her son, Chikara Yotsubashi, was born with a Quirk during the era of chaos where prejudice against Metas (Quirk users) was at its worst, so she spoke out against this discrimination by claiming that his power was simply one of his "Quirks". Her words fell on deaf ears at the time, but eventually, the government co-opted her words when they brought order back to the world via Quirk regulation. Her son, however, felt that the government had stolen her words without understanding what she truly wanted and rebelled against the regulations. He went on to found the Meta Liberation Army under the name "Destro" in order to defend his mother's wishes.


  • Doomed Moral Victor: She was murdered for defending her son's right to wield an extraordinary ability, but was ultimately vindicated with Quirks becoming commonplace.
  • Good Parents: Her only wish was for her son to live free and safe from discrimination.
  • Posthumous Character: She was killed by an Anti-Meta Mob for daring to speak out against Quirk discrimination.

Alternative Title(s): My Hero Academia Main Characters Families

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