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The students that compose Class 1-A of the U.A. High School Hero Course. Ordered by their seating order.


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Class 1-A

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"Everyone here's just paying attention to Class A...why is that?"

The class that houses the main characters, who end up famed in story.


  • Accomplice by Inaction: Aizawa rips into the class for knowing five students were attempting to rescue Bakugo and not doing anything to stop them, and says that he would have expelled them all except the victim (Bakugo) and the two who were unaware (Hagakure and Jiro; they were both hospitalized at the time).
  • Adorkable: All of them to some extent qualifies, though Midoriya, Uraraka, Iida, Tokoyami, Yaoyorozu, and Koda stand out the most.
  • Always in Class One: The main cast is all in Class 1-A, with Class 1-B being more or less a Hufflepuff House compared to them. They're this in-universe too, as they get much more media attention than Class 1-B as a result of their experiences, backgrounds, and powers.
  • Badass Adorable: All of them are cute teenagers who have Quirks. Special mention goes to Midoriya, Uraraka, Tsuyu and Yaoyorozu.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Sero, Kaminari and Kirishima sure love to make fun of Bakugo.
  • Calling Your Attacks: A lot of Class 1-A calls their attacks, including Midoriya's "Smash!", Uraraka's "Release!", Tokoyami's "Dark Shadow!", Bakugo's "DIE!", and Kaminari's "Indiscriminate Shock! 1.3 Million Volts!"
  • A Day in the Limelight: Individual students tend to receive extra focus during certain arcs either due to focusing specifically on them or because of circumstances where they would be most needed. The most prominent of these students being Tokoyami, Yaoyorozu, and Kirishima. The downside is that some of the main cast tends to be Demoted to Extra to compensate, and that not all of them get a chance to shine. Currently, the focus has shone on Tsuyu, Mineta, Tokoyami, Yaoyorozu, Shouji, Kaminari, Kirishima, Aoyama, and Jirou.
  • Doom Magnet: Class 1-A sure does run into a lot of villain-related disasters.
  • Famed In-Story: After the USJ Arc, the media attention the class gets causes them to overshadow everyone else at the U.A. Sports Festival. This grows to even further extremes following the line of crises that lead all the way up to the Provisional Hero License Exam.
  • Heroic RRoD: Many of them have a physical limit to how much of their power they can safely use at once. For example, using too much electricity will cause Kaminari's brain to short circuit for an hour, while Ashido can't release too much acid without burning herself. Their specialized training at the summer camp is meant to extend their limits and make them more durable fighters.
  • Kid Hero: For a looser definition of "kid", they're a bunch of teenagers attending a Superhero School. Despite training to become pro heroes, many of them still have the mentalities of children.
  • Nice Guy: All of them are relatively decent people, with even the worst ones being Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Out of Focus: Due to the size of Class 1-A, not all the students will get their share of screentime all at once, and even then, several students are regularly left out of the limelight aside from a very small focus arc:
    • Koda and Sato were basically background characters up until the Final Exams Arc, which was where their powers were finally properly introduced. Even then, Sato's focus was in the anime. In the manga, he wouldn't receive any focus until the King of Dorms mini-arc. Both would go back to being extras shortly after their small focus.
    • Ojiro, being The Generic Guy, has very little time in the limelight, the most being his decision to withdraw from the Sports Festival and his fight with Sen Kaibara of Class 1-B.
    • Sero has very little focus overall, the most he ends up with being his short fight with Todoroki in the Sports Festival, and his small role fighting alongside Midoriya and Uraraka in the Provisional License Exam.
    • Ashido is largely relegated to being the Plucky Comic Relief alongside Kaminari. Unlike Kaminari, however, who frequently has his Hidden Depths explored, Ashido hasn't had that priviledge. The most she's had in regards to focus are her showing up in a flashback of Kirishima's explaining his origin, and a small role in the U.A. Cultural Festival Arc where she teaches Midoriya breakdancing to enhance his fighting style.
    • Hagakure is probably the biggest example as most just know her as that invisible classmate who hangs out with everyone. It's only until the special moves training for the following Provisional Hero License Exam that she finally gets to show off more of her Quirk rather than just remaining invisible all the time. Even then though, she largely remains the Plucky Comic Relief.
  • Poster-Gallery Bedroom: After U.A. becomes a boarding school, the students are given their own rooms to decorate as they please, and almost each room is shown as a tip-off to their personalities.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Starting with the villain attack at USJ and with each successive crisis the class, or members of the class, have endured and overcome. Peers at U.A., particularly amongst the other courses, have clearly grown to resent Class 1-A, believing them to be unrepentant glory hogs.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: The entire class does this during the Forest Training Camp Arc, where they undertake exercises to increase the strength of their Quirks.
  • Took a Level in Badass: It's noted that surviving the villain attack during the USJ Arc affected the kids, so they're now less hesitant to use their Quirks and more confident in their abilities compared to their peers.
  • True Companions: Because of everything they have faced together, Class 1-A has become a tightly knit team of young heroes who always have each other's backs and are determined to defend each other no matter what:
    Saiko: (when Yaoyorozu's classmates come back to save her during the provisional hero license exam) Why did you come back...? Didn't you think she failed already? Right now, we're in the middle of the licensing exam. You should be thinking of yourselves, not your friends!
    Jiro: That might be true for you, but we're different.
    Tsuyu: We won't leave our friend behind.
    Shoji: And we don't give up.
    Midoriya: (flashback) If I have to choose one or the other...I want to save both of them!
    Yaoyorozu: That's right. Like Midoriya...that's how we, Class 1-A, are!
  • Wacky Homeroom: They're certainly a colorful bunch. They've got the cocky delinquent, the goth, two straight-laced Class Representatives, a token pervert, the stereotypical boisterous Book Dumb students, etc. Not to mention some of them barely look human... and they've all got superpowers. No wonder they all provide the page image.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: A class of teenagers training to one day become heroes and to save people, even establishing some heroic deeds before getting licences.
  • Walking Disaster Area: They started to gain a reputation for this after two direct villain attacks on them (the USJ exercise and the training camp), with the other classes blaming them for the beefed up security of the school because of it.

    Yuga Aoyama — Can't Stop Twinkling 

Yuga Aoyama — Can't Stop Twinkling

Voiced by: Kosuke Kuwano (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All

Quirk: Navel Laser

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"If you face hardships all alone, then surely you won't be able to shine. ☆"

A vain, flamboyant and extremely eccentric young man. His Quirk, "Navel Laser", allows him to fire powerful laser beams from his belly button. However, continuous use of this Quirk is liable to damage his insides, and he also needs to wear a special support belt at all times to prevent the laser from "leaking out".


  • Ambiguously Gay: Aside from his over the top flamboyance, he tends to ignore Midoriya's personal space at all times, which includes hand-feeding him cheese. That said, he also hits on Uraraka at one point.
  • Aside Glance: Especially in the anime. Whenever he is in a group shot, he tends to look directly at the camera.
  • Attention Whore: After the battle against the League of Villains, he made a big deal about the mystery of his whereabouts during the incident. No one actually seemed to care.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Although flashy and very powerful, his navel laser has several drawbacks, and can hurt his stomach if used continuously for more than a second. He also needs to wear his belt at all times to prevent it from "leaking" and hurting him as well.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He mostly provides comic relief and his Quirk is very ridiculous looking, but the ability to fire laser beams still makes him pretty powerful. He also has moments showing surprising awareness.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After spending most of the Forest Training Camp Arc hiding in fear, he delivers an attack that saves Tokoyami.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Behind this silly, vain character, there's an insecure young man who is unsure about his place in the world.
  • Bishie Sparkle: So much that even his beams have those.
  • Bishōnen: Parodied. He has glossy blonde hair, thin eyebrows, glinting eyes, prominent eyelashes, and a slender build. His design is purposefully unusual as it makes him much more disturbing when he's not in his over the top persona, best demonstrated by his blank stare as he watches Midoriya sleep through his dorm room window at night.
  • Book Dumb: He had the third-lowest score on the midterm, ahead of only Ashido and Kaminari.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Downplayed, but Aoyama can often be found staring directly into the camera, especially during group shots or montages.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is often on the receiving end of painful moments like Mineta and Sero.
  • Chest Blaster: Or Navel Blaster in this case. He fires his beam from his belly button. His hero costume incorporates mirrors and lenses that allow him to direct it out of spots on his knees and shoulders as well.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: No one knows what his deal is, not even Kōhei Horikoshi himself.
  • Cowardly Lion: During the Forest Training Camp Arc, he hides in the bushes and is absolutely terrified when he discovers he is mere feet away from the villains' rendezvous point. Still when the villains start to escape with two student hostages, he is able to blast the hostage taker and free at least one student. Considering how outnumbered he was and with two unconscious fellow students, staying quiet was ultimately the better plan.
  • The Dandy: Likes bling, trendy fashion and French cuisine. He is foppish and he has exaggerated French speech mannerisms.
  • A Day in the Limelight: As a Breather Episode following the long Internship Arc, Chapters 167-168 are mostly dedicated to him putting in an effort to try to befriend Midoriya.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being playable in the first game of the franchise, Aoyama is not present among the playable cast of My Hero One's Justice.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: He has a lot of shiny things in his room, including a disco ball and an armor set.
  • French Cuisine Is Haughty: He likes to eat by himself instead of joining everybody in the cafeteria, and his meals are as fancy as you'd expect. He also enjoys Pont-l'Évêque cheese slices as snacks.
  • Glass Cannon: His laser has excellent offensive potential, but he himself isn't very strong.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Alternates between using Gratuitous English and Gratuitous French in his dialogue.
  • Heroic RRoD: Can't fire his blaster too much or it'll put strain on his stomach.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to use himself as bait by firing his laser straight up into the sky to draw everyone's attention during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc so Iida can run away after they're heavily outnumbered. Luckily, the remaining members of the class all converge on the laser to help.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his evident lack of social skills, he's shown himself to be very intuitive of other people, apparently picking up on Uraraka's crush on Midoriya before anyone else did, as well as the fact that he's similar to Midoriya in that their powers are incompatible with their bodies.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's implied that his overblown narcissism may be an act he puts on while in public. He states that he's always wanted to be equals with the rest of the class during the Provisional Hero License Exam, prompting Iida to tell him that he already is.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a Narcissist to the third degree, but deep down he does care about his fellow classmates.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His costume is supposed to invoke this imagery.
  • Leitmotif: "Yuga Aoyama", aptly named, is a remix of "Just Another Hero" but with a much more light feel to it, while keeping the original piece's intensity, which makes complete sense taking into account his Hidden Depths.
  • Light 'em Up: He fires lasers.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yuga" means "elegance".
  • Mysterious Watcher: Ever since the end of the Internship Arc, Aoyama has been watching Midoriya in his sleep from the window and generally invading his personal space. That is because he has no social skills. Midoriya understands him and becomes his only friend.
  • Narcissist: As revealed in his profile, his favorite thing is himself. His dorm room has a large portrait of himself as well as an entire set of mirrors of different sizes.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: After the Internship Arc, Aoyama starts doing things like hand feeding and getting uncomfortably close to Midoriya, terrifying him.
  • No Social Skills: Aoyama doesn't seem to have any close friends, and is shown to stay behind by himself in the classroom during lunchtime. It's not until after the Internship Arc that he starts coming out of his shell, wanting to befriend Midoriya, because, from his perspective, they are the same (two people with Quirks their bodies can't properly control). However, instead of simply approaching him and asking to be his friend, he went about it in ways that frightened Midoriya, from watching him sleep to leaving vague messages outside his window.
  • Not So Different: He sees a kindred spirit in Midoriya because both of their Quirks are incompatible with their bodies.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • After the events with the Eight Precepts, Aoyama starts to behave really unusually, even for him, and Midoriya picks up on it. Then, while Midoriya sleeps, Aoyama peers in from outside his window with a leering gaze, and we see the first glimpse of his true nature. Thankfully, the next chapter explains that it was just a case of Aoyama having No Social Skills.
    • He's a Perpetual Smiler, meaning that when he actually does stop, he's either really scarred, surprised, or serious.
  • Odd Friendship: He develops one with Midoriya after he opens up about his disorder.
  • Perpetual Smiler: His facial expression rarely changes from an arrogant, closed smile, even when he speaks.
  • Personality Powers: He is as flashy as his sparkling beams are.
  • Potty Failure: The disgusting result if Aoyama overuses his Navel Laser. He loses control of his bowels.
  • Power Crutch: His belt prevents his navel laser from leaking out and harming him and allows it to function as a proper superpower.
  • Power Incontinence: Because of a birth defect, Aoyama's beams can involuntarily leak out from his navel, which explains why he needs to wear a special belt all the time. On top of that, the way he suffers leakage causes actual incontinence, since he loses control of his bowels.
  • Put on a Bus: Baring a cameo in the credits, he, Ojiro, and Koda are the only members of Class 1-A who don't appear in Two Heroes.
  • Recoil Boost: Can propel himself by firing his beam at the opposite direction he wants to go.
  • Running Gag: It goes hand-in-hand with his narcissism. Whenever he starts to brag or speak highly of himself, he either gets interrupted, mainly by Ashido, or just outright ignored.
  • Sad Clown: Aoyama tends to go out of his way to be goofy and an Attention Whore, but he's actually insecure about the fact that his Quirk actively harms him and he has to wear a belt to control it at all.
  • Say It with Hearts: In his case, stars, to showcase his perfect grandiosity. ★
  • Shipper on Deck: He seems to be one for Midoriya and Uraraka, seeing how the latter often mentions him during dire situations. This unknowingly causes Uraraka to realize her feelings for Deku and often become nervous whenever she is close to him.
  • Shout-Out: He's basically a flamboyant version of Cyclops, but with his power coming out from his navel instead of his eyes.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's extremely conceited for a character that is mostly used for gags.
  • Squishy Wizard: His lasers are very powerful, but he's got no endurance. During their fight in the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, Ashido takes him down with a single punch once she evades his lasers and gets close to him.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied. He's usually seen smiling, but it comes off as being an artificial pointed smile. However, he is occasionally drawn smiling widely, and these smiles are implied to be more sincere. It's later revealed that he's actually very insecure about his Quirk, since using it actively harms his body and he always has to wear his belt to control it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Facially, he and his mother are near-identical, with the only big difference being their hairstyles.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese. He believes it's so essential for life that he blames Midoriya's powers going wild in the middle of the night on a lack of it.
  • Triangle Shades: Sports an orange winged pair in his costume.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Gets this speech from Iida when he attempts to make a Heroic Sacrifice, who tells him that he is on the same level as the rest of the class and not beneath them.

    Mina Ashido — Pinky 

Mina Ashido — Pinky

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English), Diana Nolan (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 6 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Acid

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"When you've actually overcome yourself deep down, come and tell me, okay?"

An emotional and excitable girl with a strange alien-like appearance. Her Quirk, "Acid", allows her to produce corrosive liquid through her skin. She can manipulate its level of solubility and viscosity, but excreting too much acid will eventually start to damage her own skin.


  • Acid Attack: Her Quirk. She can control the pH and viscosity of the fluid she secretes from her skin, meaning it can be highly acidic and thick or barely acidic and slippery.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is bright pink as a result of acid buildup.
  • Apologetic Attacker: After beating Aoyama in the U.A. Sports Festival, she does an awkward apology pose.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Acid is not exactly the most heroic of powers. While it's not a problem when she has to face robots or destroy objects, she has to adjust herself against human enemies.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Subverted. Despite somewhat looking like a female Majin Buu, she's a nice, energetic heroine.
  • Boobs of Steel: Class 1-A's most athletic female student, and has the second-largest bust size.
  • Book Dumb: Like Kaminari, she doesn't perform well in tests, despite having a highly versatile and useful Quirk and reaching the Top 8 of the U.A. Sports Festival. The databook gives her Intelligence as a simple, if pitiful, 1/5.
  • Clothing Damage: According to her character file, she'll dissolve her clothes if she isn't careful using her Quirk.
  • Cheery Pink: Pink is effectively her color motif, and there's nary a moment where she's not smiling, being full of energy, or both.
  • Color Character: Pink as her appearance and hero name (the second one anyway) makes abundantly clear.
  • Cute Monster Girl: An attractive, humanoid... something.
  • Dance Battler: Ashido is a moderate example, because she doesn't fight with dancing, but it has an effect on her agility. A lot of her physical prowess comes from her breakdancing hobby. As Midoriya sees it, it's like she puts her whole body into everything she does. He goes on to incorporate what moves he learned from her during the U.A. Cultural Festival in his battle against Gentle, so she does have potential to utilize this in the future.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: That villain she lied to in order to get him to calm down when she was in middle school? That was Gigantomachia, All For One's bodyguard and most dangerous lieutenant.
  • Dumb Muscle: While physically strong and athletic, Ashido isn't the smartest out of her class, as she and Kaminari both fail their exam against Principal Nezu.
  • The Face:
    • Ashido's good with conversation. Very, very good. She easily makes friends with other people, owing a lot of it to being outgoing and very easily noticeable. Even before coming to U.A., she had herself an entourage of friends- including bullies she won over to her side. She even got a villain to go away by simply talking to him when everyone else was avoiding him, even though she knew she was taking a risk by telling him a lie... but he didn't know that, so it was worth the risk if it meant protecting her friends from harm.
    • She could tell that Kirishima hadn't gotten past his guilt over being a coward even though he was telling her otherwise.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Her horns are apparently sensitive given her reaction to them being touched.
  • Foil:
    • To Kirishima, though she herself isn't exactly aware of it. Ashido naturally stands out, while he has to work at it, a fact that he envies. She has a perky and outward personality, makes friends with ease, and can be the center of attention without having to work for it. Plus, she's a pink-skinned hottie with horns and eyes like a raccoon, so she's already a walking spectacle.
    • She acts as one to Tokoyami. Both are among the more visually striking members of their class, both have Quirks that are related with things not typically identified with heroism (darkness for Tokoyami, acid for Ashido), but Tokoyami is dark and serious while Ashido is vastly more energetic and easygoing.
  • Genki Girl: Next to Hagakure, she's one of the liveliest girls, if not one of the liveliest students in general.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her motif. She is very alien in appearance and even attempts to name herself "Alien Queen", but she's still quite attractive.
  • Hidden Buxom: Based on her hero costume, it's clear she's not exactly flat-chested, but it's never made clear just how busty she is until she's seen in a bikini in the anime: she has larger breasts than every girl in the class barring Yaoyorozu. Her bikini in the Smash Tap mobile game even shows generous underboob from her spilling out of her top.
  • Hidden Depths: In her profile, it's stated that she likes dancing which explains why she's the most physically fit of the girls and has the best reflexes among the class. And then she's seen actually breakdancing in a flashback, using it to break up a fight.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has a small pair of horns. They are flexible and sensitive, making it unlikely they are made of bone. Horikoshi initially made them much bigger and curly like ram's horns, but he had too much difficulty drawing them on a regular basis.
  • Love Freak: Ashido is highly interested about the love lives of other people, although she herself is confirmed to have never been in love with anyone.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname sounds like "acid", referring to her Quirk.
  • Messy Hair: Not unlike Midoriya's.
  • Modesty Shorts: Mineta laments that Ashido wears these when she starts a bit of breakdancing. He at least wants her to take the skirt off because it's not necessary, at least to him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: And proud of it. When Kota stops Mineta from peeping on the girls, she has no problem thanking him while sitting on a rock outside of the water, completely naked. She is also keen to wear a cute swimsuit she recently purchased when the Class 1-A girls think of using the school pool.
  • Nice Girl: She's shown to be rather friendly. This is exemplified in Kirishima's backstory, where she uses non-aggressive means to resolve conflicts, like using breakdancing to get bullies to leave their victim alone, and giving a villain false directions when he was harassing her friends. The only people she's shown hostility towards are Bakugo and Monoma.
  • Nice Shoes: She has special shoes with her hero costume that allow her to secrete acid directly from her feet (presumably worn without socks) that she can glide around on. She was permitted to use them during the U.A. Sports Festival because they technically don't constitute a full costume.
  • Pink Means Feminine: A quite girly girl with pink as her theme color.
  • Perpetual Smiler: It's rather rare to see her without a wide smile on her face.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Her skin is resistant to her own acid, but using it consecutively can lead to it harming her.
  • She's Got Legs: In her character file, Horikoshi quips that her thighs are "healthy".
  • Shipper on Deck: This comes as a result of Ashido being fascinated by romance in general, leading her to love to see romance around her and support romance as a whole, rather than any particular pairing:
    • She's intrigued with and supports the idea Uraraka having a crush, though she doesn't know who it is. In Chapter 216, she's very eager to comment upon Uraraka's behavior towards Midoriya during training.
    • To a much lesser extent, she was also entertained with the idea of Aizawa and Ms. Joke being an item.
    • Midnight and All Might getting to the joint training together is all that she needs to start thinking that they could be lovers.
  • Shout-Out: When deciding what their hero names will be in Chapter 45, Ashido's original choice was "Alien Queen," a clear reference to the Xenomorph Queen in Aliens. It's even lampshaded by one of the students. There's even a image of Ashido with features of a Xenomorph, and she gives herself the sub-name "Ridley Hero".note 
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Aoyama. She often steals his spotlight when he attempts to call attention to himself by either managing to be an even bigger ham than him, or by simply pointing out how he is wrong in a friendly manner. As a result, it's heavily implied that he dislikes her. She also beats him in the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • The Social Expert: Confident, principled, friendly, and a spirited conversationalist, Ashido was easily one of the most popular girls in her middle school.
  • Tears of Joy: Both times when she was confronted by an overwhelmingly dangerous villain in the past and was spared harm, she sobbed in relief.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes have black sclerae combined with pink irises. Horikoshi notes that they give off a very different impression before they're inked in.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Her stored acid turns her skin pigmentation purplish pink and tints her sclera black for some reason.
  • Underboobs: There is a shot of her breasts from below when she unveils the winner of the Dorm Room Contest in the anime. In the Smash Tap mobile game, her breasts are so large the undersides of her breasts show.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: This is Ashido's epic reaction in the training camp when Aizawa tells the remedial class that they'll have to study with him instead of taking the test of courage.

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    Tsuyu Asui — Froppy 

Tsuyu Asui — Froppy

Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (Japanese), Monica Rial (English), Jennifer Medel (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All, My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Frog

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"It doesn't matter how righteous our feelings are. If we start another fight...if we break the law...then we're no better than the villains!"

A young girl whose strange appearance is caused by her Quirk, "Frog", which allows her to do pretty much anything a frog can, including jump very long distances, swim with extreme agility and extend her tongue like a flexible steel cable. She is calm and level-headed even in the most stressful situations, and she tends to bluntly say whatever is on her mind.


  • The Ace: Recovery Girl describes her as "a stellar hero with no obvious weaknesses".
  • Animal Motifs: Froppy is froggy! Fittingly, her first friend was a snake girl.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: "Does whatever a frog can!"
  • Anime Hair: It appears to be tied in a bow.
  • Badass Adorable: The badass part becomes obvious after she dropkicked a shark-like villain in order to save Midoriya's life. The adorable part comes from being an endearing Cute Monster Girl who makes a variety of cute facial expressions and always insists that her friends call her Tsuyu-chan ("Tsu" in the dub). Even her hero name sounds adorable, as lampshaded by her class when she came up with it.
  • Beneath the Mask: Tsuyu is calm and unwavering on the outside, but on the inside, she beats herself up real hard.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Midoriya and Mineta after they're warped to a water area, and attacked by a fish-type villain.
  • Breakout Character: Became a major fan favorite thanks to her cute design and personality. This earned her a lot of appearances in official art, her own short sidestory chapter, and the anime's first real Filler episode is about what she did during the Field Training Arc. Her popularity among fans is such that even after dropping out of the top 10 of the official popularity polls, she still shows up in illustrations and merchandise far more often than characters ranked higher than her in said polls, to the point where it's more unusual if she isn't present in either.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Not afraid to say what's on her mind. After the Bakugo vs. Uraraka fight, she has an exchange with Kaminari along the lines of this:
      Kaminari: (to Bakugo) If it were me, I wouldn't dare to go all out on a fragile girl like that.
      Tsuyu: You got easily beaten, though.
    • She openly admits this characteristic in Chapter 99, but then reveals she subjects herself to the very same treatment in private. However, being truthful with herself is especially painful, because she has to live with the shame of confessing to her own mistakes, and realizing her honesty actually makes things worse sometimes. When she works up the courage to tell everyone that her remarks were misguided, it also becomes clear that, had she held back her real feelings, she wouldn't be able to live with herself. And getting all this out in the open is enough to make her cry buckets. Fortunately, she had people who cared enough to instantly hold her and comfort her once she succumbed to her tears.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: The result of her training her Quirk is that Tsuyu can now camouflage herself much like certain species of frogs.
  • Character Tics: She has a habit of touching her chin in contemplation. She also can't seem to keep her tongue in her mouth, and has a habit of walking around bowlegged in a frog-like pose.
  • Cry Cute: When she cries, it causes her normally flat demeanor to completely vanish. It's best seen when Tsuyu had a very tearful breakdown in the middle of Chapter 99, feeling extremely ashamed about making cutting remarks towards her peers when some of them wanted to go rescue Bakugo on their own after she warned them it would be highly irresponsible, only to learn they still did and not having the courage to join them on their rescue mission, blaming her original comments as the words of a coward. It is the first time she ever shows extreme emotion, and she looks so pitiful that a few of her closest classmates immediately crouch around her and hug her, causing her to break down into full sobs.
  • Cute Monster Girl: You wouldn't expect a human frog to be this adorable.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Her character got a moment to shine when she fought alongside Midoriya (and Mineta) against a group of villains during the USJ Arc.
    • Gets her own short side-story in "Tsuyu-chan's Ribbit-ing Diary".
    • In Season 2, she gets her own Filler episode showing off her post-U.A. Sports Festival internship.
  • Emotionless Girl: Played with as a misconception people tend to have about her at first glance, because her looks can deceive. She has a relatively unemotive face much like a frog's, and on the outside, it makes her appear aloof and a little creepy to strangers, which is why it was hard for her to find true friends during middle school. She really does feels emotions just as much as anybody else would, some even more so than others.
  • First-Name Basis: Insists people call her by her first name, Tsuyu, and add "chan" to it, and does the same for most of her female classmates. A bonus chapter showing her backstory implies she considers it a sign of friendship, due to it being what her first friend referred to her with. However, if she refuses to let someone call her by that name, it's a sign of hostility.
  • Friendless Background: Thanks to studying and having to look after her siblings, she didn't make any friends until the last year of middle school.
  • Graceful in Their Element: Being a Little Bit Beastly makes her stand out a little due to her frog-like characteristics, but she has excellent mobility in water.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is either black, black with teal highlights, or teal entirely.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: How good a superpower is the ability to do "whatever a frog can", exactly? Good enough to qualify into an elite hero school with a 1 in 300 admittance rate, apparently. She has super jumping, a prehensile tongue, mildly poisonous mucus, Wall Crawling, and other amphibian superpowers. Not a bad package overall.
  • In a Single Bound: Being a frog, she can jump very high.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Above average agility, strength, intelligence, and special abilities. This makes her extremely adaptable to any emergency, and she can be instantly plugged into any team and improve it. That being said, she also suffers from not being a heavy hitter, so she excels as a support fighter, but typically leaves the actual attacking to the rest of her team.
  • Kick Chick: Her signature attack is a flying kick with both legs, from various angles.
  • Last-Name Basis: Goes out of her way to try and defy this, telling her friends to call her Tsuyu-chan (which is especially informal and endearing) instead of Asui-san (the traditional honorific) even in the midst of battle.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has a frog tongue as well as certain frog abilities like croaking and secreting poison. She also has elongated hands, feet, and digits as well as the limberness of a frog.
  • Logical Weakness: Having frog attributes also means she has frog weaknesses. She is particularly weak to low temperatures which turn her sluggish and weak as her body gets ready to hibernate, much like an actual frog. She is incapacitated this way by a group of enemies in Episode 55.
  • Meaningful Name: "Asui" contains the character for "frog".
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Again, frog. Overly Long Tongue is to be expected.
  • Nice Girl: Brutal Honesty aside, Tsuyu really is a sweetheart who just has problems emoting properly.
  • Nerves of Steel: One of her strong points as a heroine is her ability to remain calm, no matter how dire the situation may seem.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She looks more cartoonish than her other classmates, but is far from a Gonk.
  • Not So Stoic: Poor girl actually cries in Chapter 99 when she expresses her feelings to Bakugo's rescue squad.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She's normally calm and very open with her thoughts. So when she expresses to Bakugo's rescue squad that she doesn't know what to say to them regarding what happened and then starts crying due to her conflicted emotions, it really hammers in how heavily that arc affected everyone.
  • Odd Friendship: Who would think that a frog-like girl would be best friends with a girl with the appearance of a snake?
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: When Mineta "accidentally" gropes her breast when hugging her during the USJ Arc, she calmly dunks his head underwater and holds it there.
  • Poisonous Person: Somewhat, her stomach can make poisonous mucus and she can secrete it, but it makes more of a stinging sensation than anything really fatal.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Having a prehensile tongue that's long and strong enough to restrain someone with, there are a lot of possibilities. Comes up briefly in-story after she captures a student from Class 1-B during a joint-training exercise, and afterward the guy's heart is pounding at the memory of it.
  • Promotion to Parent: Due to her parents often being away from home, she acts as this for her younger siblings.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length hair. This backfires in a major way during the Forest Training Camp Arc when Toga exploits it to pin her by her hair to a tree with a throwing blade, forcing Uraraka to take on the villain alone.
  • Semantic Superpower: Doing anything a frog can do means the following: extremely powerful leg muscles, a lightning-fast tongue like a prehensile steel cable, adhering to walls, inverting her stomach and secreting toxins, and invisibility through camouflage. Needless to say, she's a very versatile heroine. On the downside, she's ectothermic and becomes sluggish when it's cold.
  • Ship Tease: She gets a light amount with Midoriya in one of the OVAs and the companion light novels.
  • Shout-Out: Her Quirk seems to be one to Toad from X-Men, having very similar powers to his due to their amphibious physiologies.
  • The Stoic: Like water off a frog's back, nothing really fazes her and her expression rarely changes. This is noted to be her strongest point as a hero, as her always cool-headed personality allows her to make good judgments in many situations and also gives a calming effect on others, making her an emotional pillar in teams.
  • Stomach of Holding: She's able to hold fairly large objects in her stomach, but getting them out leaves her nauseated.
  • Super Strength: One of her most important Required Secondary Powers. She can carry people with her tongue and her legs are as enormously powerful as you might expect from a human who can jump around like a frog.
  • Tears of Remorse: She had so much pent-up regret toward comparing some of her classmates going the vigilante route to acting like villains when the rules of conduct stood in the way of someone's rescue when doing nothing hurt even worse that it eventually reduced her to tears. It takes on a whole new meaning now that there is a spin-off manga specifically aimed at explaining where vigilantes fall on the scales of morality and of good versus evil.
  • Thinking Out Loud: She does this sometimes, often to the point of being overly descriptive.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Is the only person in the class to ask All Might if maybe a full-contact simulated combat raid is a little much for their first day of class. Her reaction to the carnage that ensues just screams, "What the fuck did I sign up for?"
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Downplayed. Tsuyu is at an advantage in water, but she's pretty good everywhere that doesn't have extreme temperatures or extreme dryness. This becomes a plot point during the USJ Arc when she comments about this. This tips Midoriya off that they were split up at random and the League of Villains didn't know what their Quirks were.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Tsuyu struggled against Ectoplasm during their spar and, as mentioned below under Weak, but Skilled, she has trouble doing major damage to villains as evidenced by her 1/5 rating in power. By the time she took up her internship, Tsuyu has trained enough to be able to knock out a Gigantification Quirk user, who was the size of a small apartment complex, in one attack after Nejire knocked them over.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Both of her parents are Gonks, but Tsuyu and both of her siblings look far cuter.
  • Verbal Tic: "Kero", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a frog's croaking, naturally. In English, it becomes "ribbit".
  • Wall Crawl: Able to stick to surfaces and climb along them.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As displayed in her official stats, her Power sits at a miserable 1, her Speed at a middling 3, but her Technique and Intelligence are both 4. Overall, while her powerset is not ideal for taking down stronger villains—she lacks the sheer power for that—it is excellent for rescue purposes both on land (she can grab someone from a great distance with her long tongue, then leap to safety) and underwater (where she has frog-like swimming capability). Additionally, her Cooperativeness stat is 5, and she has proven skillful at providing support for teammates, such as by hindering villains or pulling allies out of dangerous situations.

    Tenya Iida — Ingenium 
See his entry here.

    Ochaco Uraraka — Uravity 
See her entry here.

    Mashirao Ojiro — Tail Man 

Mashirao Ojiro — Tail Man

Voiced by: Kosuke Miyoshi (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)

Debut: Chapter 8 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Tail

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Martial Arts Hero
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"But this is the place everyone earned by clashing at their full power... I wouldn't feel right standing among you without even understanding how I got here, I just can't do it"

A student whose Quirk, "Tail", manifests as a thick, prehensile tail which he can use as a third limb. He is also skilled at martial arts and has a deep sense of honor, but often struggles to stand out among his classmates.


  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Unlike others whose fighting styles are based entirely on their Quirks, Ojiro fights using martial arts in combination with his tail for fast and acrobatic moves. His epithet is even "The Martial Arts Hero".
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is as simple as it gets, to the point that it is used as an explanation for Quirk Factors in Chapter 135: a sturdy tail that can be used for attacking, movement or as a third arm. Very useful, but not exactly flashy.
  • Character Tics: In the manga, wagging his tail when excited.
  • Fastball Special: He and Iida perform one in the anime when fighting Power Loader. With Ojiro's tail wrapped around his leg, Iida launches him at high speed towards the goal.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Downplayed; A tail is not at all normal on the modern day human, but he learned martial arts to supplement his tail as a weapon.
  • The Generic Guy:
    • Chapter 98 shows the various rooms of Class 1-A. Midoriya's is basically an All Might shrine, Koda has pets in his room, and Tokoyami has a goth room. However, in contrast, Ojiro's room is completely plain and simple.
    • This trait of his is continuously lampshaded, with other characters often remarking how ordinary he is.
  • Honor Before Reason: Quits the U.A. Sports Festival because he doesn't remember how he managed to advance, thanks to being a victim of Mind Manipulation, and thus he feels unworthy of participating any further.
  • Human Furniture Is a Pain in the Tail: An extra info page notes that his tail makes it tricky to sit in and get up from normal chairs, and he prefers ones that have holes in the back.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: His hero costume is really close to one because he is the "Martial Arts Hero".
  • Meaningful Name: "Mashirao" is a common Japanese name. It also includes the kanji for "tail".
  • Nice Guy: Ojiro has also been shown to be very sweet and humble, as he is a very caring and empathetic person when it comes to the emotions and well-being of other people.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: His school uniform pants and gym pants are custom-tailored with an opening for his tail. Additionally, he wears white sneakers instead of the usual brown dress shoes that are worn by almost all the other students.
  • Phrase Catcher: Other students are always commenting on how plain/ordinary everything he does is.
  • Prehensile Tail: His Quirk gives him a thick, strong tail that he uses as an extra limb while doing martial arts.
  • Put on a Bus: Baring a cameo in the credits, he, Aoyama, and Koda are the only members of Class 1-A who don't appear in Two Heroes.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He's occasionally shown playing the Savvy Guy to Hagakure's Energetic Girl.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Weirdly enough, they end up making him look more Asian than the rest of the cast, who are prominently Japanese. This is averted in the anime, which whitens his eyes, and it seems like the author updated Ojiro's design to match in at least one subsequent color spread chapter of the manga, where some of the characters are modeling fashion.
  • Tail Slap: His tail is part of his martial arts repertoire.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • Although we haven't really seen him in action yet, he passed the combat-heavy Heroics Department Entrance exam with nothing but a Quirk that just gives him a tail, with the rest being martial arts he learned. This is something of notice in an exam that favors students with powerful, flashy Quirks capable of destruction.
    • He managed to hold out against a group of foes by himself using hit-and-run tactics when the League of Villains attacked USJ.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He once got chastised for using his tail in a way most people would expect, thus ending up a predictable fighter.

    Denki Kaminari — Chargebolt 

Denki Kaminari — Chargebolt

Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (Japanese), Kyle Phillips (English), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All, My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Electrification

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Stun Gun Hero
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"You only heard bits and pieces about us, but go on acting like a know-it-all... quit dissing my mates, damn it!"

A somewhat dim-witted young boy who often tries to show off and look cool in front of the girls. His Quirk, "Electrification", allows him to discharge electricity from his body. While this is extremely powerful, there is a limit to how much electricity he can release at once; going over this limit short-circuits his own brain, temporarily turning him into a giggling idiot.


  • Adorkable: He's a silly, lovable ditz who regularly fails at looking cool in front of others.
  • All Men Are Perverts: While Kaminari is not as bad as Mineta, he has no problem in joining the latter's antics.
  • Asleep in Class: In this set of keychains featuring Class 1-A students at their desks, Denki is asleep and snoring while everyone else is taking notes.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Has spiky blonde hair with a completely natural lightning-shaped streak, and he just so happens to have electric powers.
  • Book Dumb: Does horribly in tests and ended up with the lowest midterm score of Class 1-A, although it has been shown that he can manage his way through villain attacks just fine.
  • Butt-Monkey: Doesn't have it quite as bad as Mineta, but the dumb state he's left in when he short circuits and some of his screw ups, like his match against Shiozaki, have been the subject of a good few jokes at his expense.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Kaminari does try to smooth talk some ladies every now and then, but he usually ends up making a fool of himself.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever he discharges too much electricity, his brain short-circuits for an hour and the only thing he can say is "Yaaaaay!" or "Wheyyyyyy!"
  • Civvie Spandex: His hero costume is not very different from Jiro's, favoring a trendy look over any sort of practicality. He gets a few gadgets later, but he still looks relatively casual. According to supplementary materials, they were made by the same designer, so this may have been intentional on the designer's part.
  • Cool Shades: His second hero costume includes a blue-tinted pair. According to supplementary materials, they update him with info on the location of his flying projectiles.
  • Cowardly Lion: Spends the first stage of the Provisional Hero License Exam throughly freaked out by Seiji Shishikura's Quirk, but after Shishikura insults his classmates one too many times, Kaminari finally goes on the offense.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His golden eyes match his blond hair.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He's usually a fairly secondary character, but during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, he gets a chapter all to himself, showcasing his new abilities and equipment, and personally saving Kirishima and Bakugo after Shishikura turns them into meat blobs.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: "Indiscriminate Shock: 1.3 Million Volts", where he unleashes all the electricity in his body at once. It's strong enough to fry an entire crowd of opponents, but if there's anyone left standing...well, taking out a brain-fried Kaminari just got easier for them.
  • The Ditz: While not that stupid, he definitely counts while in his "moron state", when he literally short circuits his brain and temporarily becomes a babbling idiot.
  • Dumb Blonde: Blonde hair, and a lovable idiot.
  • Dumb Is Good: Kaminari may have fluff for brains, but he's got a big heart.
  • Elemental Hair: His hair is blonde and spiky, fitting for a guy with electric powers.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: His upgraded hero costume now includes flying disks that he can send his electrical blasts toward, through air instead of touch, he must position them behind what he wants to hit, hence seeming to miss with his disk launcher.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A good-natured hero-in-training with electric blond hair.
  • The Heart: According to Horikoshi, Kaminari ties the class together.
  • Heroic RRoD: He has a wattage limit to how much he can discharge. He goes over that, he "short circuits" his own brain and is left in a dumb state for an hour.
  • Hidden Depths: When Jiro suggests the hero name "Jamming-Whey" for Kaminari (as an insult, since when in his "moron state", he just makes the sound "wheyy"), he immediately thinks she's making a connecting to Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist. Quite the connection for a generally Book Dumb Japanese student.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Stain is brought up, he says that, in spite of him being a murderous villain, his level of conviction and tenacity were cool... with Iida, whose brother was severely injured fighting Stain, standing not too far away. He sincerely apologizes once Midoriya points out the insensitivity of his remark.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: During the Provisional Hero License Exam, Kaminari finally gets show off how much he's improved using his Quirk.
  • Logical Weakness: He's strong against most conductible metals and surfaces, but he struggles if his opponent is shielded by something that insulates against electricity (like Shiozaki's plant hair).
  • Meaningful Name: "Denki" means "electricity", while "Kaminari" means "thunder".
  • Multicoloured Hair: Blond with a black lightning bolt shape at the left side.
  • Mundane Utility: Thanks to his Quirk, he can charge electric devices, such as phones.
  • Nice Guy: What Kaminari lacks in brains he makes up for in his friendly sociable attitude.
  • Only Friend: Kaminari is the only student who actually seems to be Mineta's friend, with others merely tolerating him to various degrees. The two of them often engage in perverted antics such as tricking the girls into wearing cheerleader uniforms.
  • Personality Powers: He's bright, cheerful and energetic, matching his electricity theme.
  • Required Secondary Powers: He has to be resistant to his own electricity so he won't kill himself while using his Quirk, but overusing it will fry his brain for an hour.
  • Running Gag: Whenever he uses his power at maximum, Kaminari will turn into a giggling idiot who stares vacantly into thin air and can only gesture a double-thumbs-up while chuckling through a goofy slack-jawed grin.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He speaks like this on one occasion to tease Bakugo.
  • Shock and Awe: At first, he's not quite good at controlling it and just "wears" lighting and can discharge it in short bursts. Meaning at best he just acts as a taser and this means having to actually get up close to his targets. If he goes all out, he risks hitting allies as well as enemies. As of Chapter 107, however, he's received equipment from Mei Hatsume and Power Loader that lets him extend the range and precision of his Quirk, allowing him to target enemies from a distance.
  • Stupidity-Inducing Attack: It's his Heroic RRoD caused by breaking his own wattage limit. If he ends up like this in a battle, it's an Instant-Win Condition for the opponent.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Was given the 5th-highest overall number (272) of internship offers after the U.A. Sports Festival even though he only placed in the top 16 and ended up beating himself. Only the top 4 got more offers than he did. His shocking of the other cavalry groups must have impressed many of the pros watching.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While his Quirk was recognized as very strong from the get go, its limited control and problematic drawbacks made his usefulness very limited, not helped by the fact that he was not very bright either. By the time of the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, he is way more careful about his voltage limit and has gotten equipment specifically to help with long-range attacks. During the training matches against Class 1-B, he also shows a more tactical approach to the situation, showing his strategic growth as well.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His Quirk is strong enough to electrocute a whole army, as shown in the USJ incident. Unfortunately, he temporarily becomes a vegetable once he uses his Quirk at his fullest, and needed a tool to help him control it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Jiro is something akin to this. They hang out with each other frequently, but their interactions consist mostly of bickering. Later on, his relationship with Bakugo starts to develop into something like this as well. Kaminari gets to joke and fool around Bakugo in a manner that would result in a explosion to the face for almost anyone else besides Kirishima.

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    Eijiro Kirishima — Red Riot 

Eijiro Kirishima — Red Riot

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (Japanese), Justin Cook (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All, My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Hardening

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Sturdy Hero
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"...I couldn't do anything!! I didn't do anything!! If I don't act now... forget being a hero, I'm not even a man!"

An eager, friendly young man obsessed with the concept of manliness and the hero Crimson Riot, whom he has modeled himself after to the point of taking a similar name. He is one of the few students who is on friendly terms with Bakugo. His Quirk, "Hardening", allows him to harden his body and get harder with every hit he takes; he has some self-esteem issues due to thinking it's not flashy enough for a hero.


  • Alliterative Name: His hero name, Red Riot.
  • Anime Hair: Styled to be so, since his natural hair is down. When spiked, his hair is made to even make it look like he has two little horns.
  • Ascended Extra: Slowly grows in importance and gets more screentime in the later arcs until he temporarily joins the main characters for the Shie Hassaikai arc.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: He uses that strategy occasionally, most visibly - and unsuccessfully - during the fight with Cementoss.
  • Bash Brothers: With Bakugo during both the cavalry battle in the U.A. Sports Festival Arc and the Joint Training Arc.
  • Becoming the Mask: His high school appearance persona is a conscious attempt to shed the person he used to be.
  • The Berserker: His main strategy is really just to attack anything in his way. Kirishima's main reason for this is because of his durable Quirk. This is justified when he turns "Unbreakable" as he can fight to his heart contents. However, he only can do it for a short amount of time.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While he is one of the nicest characters in the series, he is powerful and does well during combat. In addition, he's certainly not a pushover and is not above getting angry at people who go too far.
  • Book Dumb: His grades aren't great and he spends most of his time working out instead of studying. That said, he's not exactly dumb in the field.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Kirishima is very Hot-Blooded and has a manly spirit that would make his idol proud.
  • Boring, but Practical: How he feels about his own Quirk. He acknowledges that it's useful, but also finds it generic and not flashy enough. He doesn't take it well when he meets another student whose Quirk is nearly identical to his own, with the exception that he can get harder with every hit. His special move reflects this. While others use flashy techniques or complex tricks, Kirishima's special move is to push his Quirk to its absolute limit to become even more Made of Iron than he usually is.
  • Break the Badass: After gaining an extra hard mode and even making a name for himself by saving some people, Kirishima is soon shown that he still has a long way to go when his new power is easily destroyed by a villain.
  • Breakout Character: Kirishima's kindness, interesting design, story and interactions with Bakugo made him a favorite character as soon as the U.A. Sports Festival was over. Since then, Kirishima's screen time was expanded, even appearing in the opening side by side with the main characters, to the point of being the Tritagonist of the Internship Arc, an arc that greatly expands his backstory, and having about just as much merchandising as the main characters and a near constant appearance in promotional material.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His first costume had a belt with the letter "R" on it.
  • Character Development: After the Internship Arc, like everyone else involved in the raid on Chisaki's hideout, Kirishima is much more mellow and aware of both his and his comrades' mortality. He and Tsuyu are the only two students to be completely depressed up over every mistake in the Class 1-A vs. Class 1-B mock battle because if it was a real battle, Kirishima would've died. It's well contrasted after by the usual joke situation of him acting just like Tetsutetsu being completely discarded. Kirishima was actually trying to be careful, serious, and stick to Tsuyu's battle plan in the simulation, but Tetsutetsu is a Leeroy Jenkins already treating the training as if it were real and not getting caught up in self-pity.
  • Color Character: Red Riot, which in turn is inspired by Crimson Riot, a retro hero that Kirishima admires.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Subverted. At first, it seems like he has natural red hair and red eyes. It's later revealed his hair is dyed red and is naturally black.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Besides Midoriya, he's the most important member of Class 1-A during the Internship Arc, an arc where the other main characters like Bakugo, Iida, and Todoroki become background characters. The arc expands on his backstory and new skills developed through training.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Horikoshi indicates that he can be seen in Chapter 3, but you won't recognize him if you're looking for spiky red hair; it's dark and matted at the time. Chapter 142 reveals through a flashback that he used to have black hair, and in Chapter 145, another shows he changed it for his high school debut right after getting into U.A.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: A very clear-cut example of this, revealed through flashbacks and a subtle first appearance. Kirishima's hair is naturally black and matted down. Right after he took the exams at U.A., he changed his hairstyle to its current look, a loud and flashy red series of spikes, resembling that of Crimson Riot. The whole point behind it was to stand out more. Kirishima was also going for a high school debut and wanting to ditch everything about his old pathetic self.
  • Fiery Redhead: One of the more Hot-Blooded students. It's actually red hair dye, which he started using after getting into U.A.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Bakugo and Tetsutetsu:
    • With Bakugo, Kirishima tends to be one of the few students to take his bad attitude in stride at first, and acknowledges the drive he has. In turn, Kirishima is one of the few students Bakugo's initially willing to show some degree of respect to.
    • With Tetsutetsu, while the two won't hesitate to compete with each other in training, and acknowledge how similar they are to each other, outside of that they act more like brothers.
  • The Heart: Kirishima always ends up in this role no matter what team he's on. He can even get Bakugo to be somewhat cooperative, which is a massive achievement. Horikoshi says that he was created to help bring everyone in Class 1-A together.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Crimson Riot is to him what All Might is to Midoriya; a role model to strive towards. His own hero name is derived from Crimson Riot's as well.
  • Heroic Build: Like most of the other guys in class, Kirishima is ripped for his age, which is blatantly showcased in his hero costume, which leaves him completely shirtless. This is a Required Secondary Power, since his Quirk is useless offensively unless he can muscle his way into close range.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Blames himself for not doing anything to prevent Bakugo from getting captured, and, overall, thinks he's behind his classmates in terms of ability and experience. At one point, even goes as far as saying he's "just a mess of weaknesses." His self-depreciation surprises people when he expresses it. Chapter 144 reveals that he has been having these doubts ever since middle school and had actually given up on U.A. at one point. He's obviously too hard on himself considering he placed second on the practical exam for entering U.A., second only to Bakugo.
  • Hidden Depths: On the surface, especially at the beginning of the manga, he comes across as confident. However, throughout the series, he makes comments that are critical of himself, showing he is very humble. It is confirmed during the Internship Arc that he has low self-esteem. He even hated his own Quirk for a long time after he nearly stabbed his own eye out with it as a child.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He once tried to talk down a criminal who injected himself with Quirk-enhancing serum and tried to relate their experiences of wanting to get stronger and feeling inadequate. He then found out the hard way that the man couldn't care less about his background. Twice.
  • Hot-Blooded: Inspired by the famous Crimson Riot, Kirishima has developed a fiery attitude in order to leave behind his former gloomy, weak self. Demonstrated as he has some extreme moments where he shows off his boisterous personality.
  • Idiot Hero: His grades are poor and most of his battle tactics come down to "harden and punch your way through every problem that you run into". Despite this, he's among the most warm-hearted members of the cast and proves to be integral to the operation against the Eight Precepts of Death.
  • Instant Armor: His Quirk is being able to harden his body. His special move makes it so even his eyeballs are tough enough to shatter blades.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: As a nod to his Boring, but Practical powers, the databook gives him a set of pretty balanced stats.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He along with Bakugo are the first to attack the villain blocking his class's path during the Rescue Trial. Doesn't work, but points for trying.
  • Metalhead: Though never explicitly confirmed, chapter 172 implies he's a fan of Heavy Metal music, as when he volunteers to be the vocalist for the band playing for the Culture Festival, he does what appears to be a Metal Scream, with Jiro even remarking "wrong genre?".
  • Meaningful Name: "Kirishima" has the character for the verb "cut". Likewise, "Eijiro" has the character for "sharp". Both of these are references to how sharp his body becomes when transformed.
  • Morality Pet: For Bakugo, who shows hints of a (very, very deeply-hidden) kinder side around Kirishima.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Kirishima works out a lot, as the amount of exercise equipment in his room shows. His superhero outfit shows off his built muscles. This gives him some of the highest non-Quirk augmented physical abilities in the class. It's mentioned by Aizawa that he needs it to make his Stone Wall Quirk stronger as well as usable as an offensive tool.
  • My Greatest Failure: Seems to view his inability to prevent Bakugo's kidnapping as this.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters in the series. He's the only one who tries to befriend Bakugo and he attempts to break the tension when Todoroki declared Midoriya a rival. He's the first student to try to check All Might's condition after his fight with Nomu and immediately goes to comfort Tsuyu when she's feeling guilty, and even tries to comfort and give advice to a villain who just shot Kirishima's senpai and Kirishima himself. The result of the entrance examination also shows him with the fourth highest Rescue Points of the results, just behind Midoriya, Uraraka, and Class 1-B's Kendo.
  • Nightmare Face: In Chapter 134 when he turns his Quirk Up to Eleven. The facial crenelations that usually come with activation of his Quirk intensify and extend onto his eyeballs, his irises become polygonal, his hands are transformed into talons, and his mouth becomes a distended, lipless maw.
  • Not So Similar: While it was originally a joke that one was a xerox copy of the other, as a result of Divergent Character Evolution, Kirishima and Tetsutetsu have become more and more different as the school year progresses. Whereas Kirishima is now more cautious and defensive in combat, Tetsutetsu is more a Leeroy Jenkins. Kirishima's training focused on increasing the defensive capabilities of his Quirk by making his body harder, while Tetsutetsu's training has focused on making his Quirk more resistant so he can charge without worry. Kirishima's insecurities have become more prevalent as time goes on, while Tetsutetsu is more focused on hero work than self-pity.
  • No-Sell: During his fight with Bakugo at the U.A. Sports Festival, he shrugs off his opponent's first attack. However, as the fight goes on Kirishima's Quirk becomes less and less effective, so Bakugo's blasts ultimately do the trick.
  • No Sense of Direction: In My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes at least, he gets lost while trying to find the reception area of the building where he and several other classmates are supposed to attend a party. As in, "leads himself and Bakugo to the 80th floor instead" lost.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Bakugo. Kirishima is clearly someone that Bakugo values dearly and the one person that Bakugo openly sees as an equal, he is the closest person to Bakugo and, besides Midoriya, the most riled up person to try to save him.
  • Odd Friendship: He's the only person Bakugo considered a real friend in the beginning. It saves the day during the rescue operation since Kirishima is the only person that Bakugo is willing to let save him.
  • Only Friend: To Bakugo, at least at first. While Kirishima has a good relationship with everyone else in his class, particularly with Kaminari, Mina and Sero, Bakugo only sees Kirishima as his friend, though this is starting to change.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He thinks of himself as pretty plain and boring individual, right down to his Quirk, while others stand out naturally. In particular, he was jealous of Ashido prior to joining U.A., having seen her prowess as a social butterfly and the talk of the town.
  • Personality Powers: The only classmate who's able to simply shrug off Bakugo's attitude and even act friendly toward him. In other words, he's very "thick-skinned".
  • Real Men Eat Meat: According to official materials, he likes meat and manly things.
  • Red Is Heroic: His hero costume is predominantly red, matching his dyed hair. Bonus points for choosing the hero name Red Riot.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zigzagged between the two as he can be Blue to Kacchan's Red, as while both are hot-headed, Kirishima is at least the more cautious, combat wise, focusing on being on the defensive. While Bakugo is more focused on destroying his opponent on sight. He could also be Red as he is more extroverted and more boisterous outside of hero work. Where as Bakugo can be seen suprisingly as The Aloner.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Skin hardening gives him a great defense and hardened fists means his punches will hurt, but he has to get there first. As a result, he works out the most in his class, besides maybe Bakugo, to get a Heroic Build so he can muscle his way into close range, otherwise he has to depend on help from someone else to boost his mobility.
  • Scars Are Forever: Nicked himself in the eye when his Quirk first manifested at the age of three. He still has a small line right above his eyelid. Although, it can be easily mistaken as an eyelash, which is noted in his character profile during one chapter.
  • Scary Teeth: Some shots depict him with unusually sharp teeth.
  • Shonen Hair: It somehow manages to outspike Bakugo's. The hair is not natural though since it takes three minutes to style. His hair sometimes gets spikier and sharper when he uses his Quirk, especially when he uses his special move, "Unbreakable."
  • Stealth Pun: A skin-hardening Instant Armor hero that's easy-going enough with everyone to befriend even Bakugo? One could say that Kirishima's thick-skinned.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Interestingly enough, he plays this straighter than actual protagonist Midoriya despite being a Breakout Character at best. He has much spikier red hair, Hot-Blooded personality, and not enough intelligence. He also befriends with everyone, including Bakugo.
  • Stone Wall: Basically what his move "Unbreakable" turns him into. His entire body becomes so hard it shatters blades on impact. It's downplayed in when he does hit someone while his body is hard its going to be really painful.
  • Super Mode: "Unbreakable". It gives him Nigh-Invulnerability and covers him with sharp spikes, but he can't keep it up for very long.
  • Super Strength: It's not given a lot of emphasis, but one of his Required Secondary Powers seems to be superhuman strength. This is mostly shown in him having the might to punch through obstacles (like concrete walls or skyscraper-sized robots).
  • Super Toughness: Can survive tons of steel falling into him thanks to his Quirk.
  • Take My Hand: His primary role in the operation to rescue Bakugo is to extend his hand and say this trope's name because the plan needs Bakugo's cooperation to work. Midoriya knows that Bakugo wouldn't grab anyone else's in that situation.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Obsessed with "manly" things. That's because Crimson Riot, his idol, defines manliness as living without regrets, which Kirishima is determined to do.
  • Those Two Guys: He tends to be seen with Kaminari a lot when the students aren't in class or training.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Kirishima has incredible durability which also gives him a lot of power in his punches and can destroy a wall of cement with just one punch. But he rarely relies on skill and finesse due to his durable skin Quirk that allows him to run through steel and many other objects and to destroy giant walls.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Kirishima is initially able to No-Sell Bakugo's attacks during their one vs. one fight and actually put him on the defensive for the first time. Eventually, Bakugo is simply able to outlast his opponent and keep up the blasting after Kirishima can't harden his entire body anymore.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His hero costume has him topless except for a couple of gear-shaped pauldrons over his shoulders. Considering his Quirk, it's not as though he needs protection, and if he wore a top, that top may rip since his Quirk can cause spikes to come out of his skin.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Without any more subtle way to restrain villains or avoid their attacks, he has to hope that hardening and punching his way to victory is enough. His special move is simply to harden himself even more than normal, hardening even his own eyeballs in the process, and making it so hard that it would shatter blades attempting to cut him.
  • The Worf Barrage: Or Worf Defense in his case. After training his defense, he creates his unbreakable mode, so how does Horikoshi show how powerful his first major opponent, Rappa, is? By having him shatter Kirishima's "unbreakable" defense like glass.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • Even when hardened, he still gets knocked out by a single punch by Mirio to showcase how freakishly strong he is.
    • To show that Class 1-B is just as capable as Class 1-A despite having next to no screentime, Kirishima gets instantly eliminated in the first round of the mock battles.
  • Worthy Opponent: During the Internship Arc, he gets recognized as a man by deathmatch-craving thug Rappa for his valor and determination. Unfortunately, Kirishima's only barely conscious and still thinks he hasn't done enough.

    Koji Koda — Anima 

Koji Koda — Anima

Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Anivoice

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Petting Hero
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"That's right. I got into U.A., my dream school... At U.A., it's always about moving forward! That's what we tell ourselves... Plus Ultra!!"

A shy student with an odd, rocky appearance and a love for nature. His Quirk, "Anivoice", allows him to speak with and control animals. He rarely speaks outside of his Quirk, and usually communicates through hand gestures.


  • Adorkable: He becomes this later on, specially considering his awkwardness and his love for animals, to the point of bringing a pet bunny to his dorm and having a teddy bear.
  • Alliterative Name: Koji Koda.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: When he finally speaks, he does it through this:
    Koda: Please, go forth, oh band of creatures small, the time to vanquish the source of that cacophony is now, if that's all right...
    Jiro: You talk up a storm!!
  • The Beastmaster: His Quirk allows him to command animals.
  • Cool Mask: Has one as of the costume upgrades prior to the Provisional Hero License Exam which covers his mouth and doubles as a megaphone for his Quirk.
  • Costume Evolution: Koda starts wearing a face mask with what appears to be a built-in speaker system to amplify the cadence of his voice while using his Quirk.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Koda finally gets a moment in the spotlight when he helps Jiro pass their final exam against Present Mic.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Koda has changed the most of any character since his introduction. He used to have much rougher features, which have been continuously made rounder and thus cuter.
  • Elective Mute: He's such a Shrinking Violet that he rarely ever speaks when he isn't using his Quirk, instead preferring to communicate through sign language. He starts growing out of it as the story progresses, though he's still not talkative much.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: His friendship with Jiro sets off from their teamwork against Present Mic in the Final Exams Arc.
  • Gentle Giant: He is one of the bigger students in the class. He's quite possibly the gentlest one too.
  • Hand Signals: His main way of communication due to his utter shyness. He has started talking more to others, but he is still mostly quiet.
  • Irony: He is the only person in Class 1-A with a Quirk that is voice related. He is also easily the quietest member of the class, almost never talking outside of using said Quirk.
  • Logical Weakness: He has no use in a place where there are no animals to manipulate. His Quirk also seems to have no effect on humans with animal-based ones.
  • Nature Lover: According to supplementary info. Not surprising considering his Quirk. Might also be a Nature Hero, although he doesn't live in isolation.
  • Nice Guy: He doesn't speak much but Koda's actions alone are enough to tell you he's a good guy.
  • Odd Friendship: While he is a very shy Shrinking Violet, Jiro is an outspoken Deadpan Snarker. Additionally, he can talk with animals, while she can attack using sound.
  • Personality Powers: Played with. It's true that he is good with animals and loves nature, but he is not very communicative otherwise.
  • Put on a Bus: Baring a cameo in the credits, he, Aoyama, and Ojiro are the only members of Class 1-A who don't appear in Two Heroes.
  • The Quiet One: He speaks very rarely, usually preferring visual communication.
  • Repetitive Name: Koji Koda.
  • Rock Monster: While his body appears to be made of rock, he doesn't really look that monstrous.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very clearly a shy person, which explains why he's The Quiet One. He is apparently so shy that statwise, he shares the lowest teamwork rating with both Bakugo and Aoyama.
  • Sincerity Mode: Jiro is shy at displaying her musical skill in public, so much so that even Koda is willing to speak up and tell her that she really rocks.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He is easily one of the biggest members of Class 1-A and is rather ripped when seen without a shirt on. Vocally, however, he sounds like a small child.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of insects, despite being able to control them.
  • Zerg Rush: He can literally swarm foes with nearby animals.

    Rikido Sato — Sugar Man 

Rikido Sato — Sugar Man

Voiced by: Tooru Nara (Japanese), Cris George (English)

Debut: Chapter 8 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Sugar Rush

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Sweets Hero
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"I was baking a chiffon cake! I thought you would all want a midnight snack, so..."

A strong-looking student who can bake some mean desserts. His Quirk, "Sugar Rush", greatly increases his physical strength and muscle mass through an intake of sugar. However, his brain activity slows down the more sugar he consumes, making him doped up and sleepy if he overdoses.


  • Chick Magnet: Played for Laughs. His Nice Guy persona and baking skills wins over all the girls during the dorm room contest, which scores him the victory. He even mentions that a lot of girls like to go to him for his desserts. Resident pervs Kaminari and Mineta are quick to attack him for this.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Seen as just a background extra at first, the King of Dorms chapters finally provided Sato a bit of character as the cook of the class. He was even declared the winner of the dorm game due to his desert winning over his female classmates.
  • Dumb Muscle: Invoked. While his Quirk allows him to become stronger, it gradually makes him dumber as well.
  • Food as Bribe: He denies it when Kaminari and Mineta accuse him of doing this in order to win the dorm room contest.
  • Heroic Build: He's very tall and muscular.
  • Heroic RRoD: The reduced brain activity that comes with his Quirk.
  • Hour of Power: The boost of strength he gets from ingesting sugar only lasts three minutes.
  • Hulking Out: Becomes much bigger and more muscular the more sugar he ingests.
  • Out of Focus: Sure, a good amount of 1-A has this issue, but bar none this guy has it the absolute worst. He's shared one extremely brief fight with the much more prominent Kirishima, where both lost extremely soundly to Cementoss. He doesn't really have much to do in most of the more mundane scenes on top of getting extremely few fight scenes, and all in all the only time he's ever really had any character development at all is revealing his Supreme Chef status. That day in the limelight up there? Literally all he's had yet.
  • Logical Weakness: Implied. Because his Quirk requires consumption of sugar, it can be safe to assume that he's screwed if he doesn't have any. He also loses intelligence when he's doped up with sugar because enough of it will leave his mind all doped up, too. If faced with a test of endurance or a Mighty Glacier and/or Stone Wall kind of opponent like Cementoss, both of these weakness compound and seriously reduce his chances of victory.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can literally be translated to "Sugar Strength.
  • Never Gets Fat: He eats a lot of sugar and still keeps his muscular figure. Justified because of his quirk; eating a lot of sugar just increases his strength and physique!
  • Nice Guy: A pretty affable dude who's happy to bake for his friends.
  • Power-Up Food: The ingestion of any sweet food increases his strength.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Inverted. Sugar actually makes him manlier. His favorite food also happens to be cake.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • Wears a pink tuxedo during the popularity poll announcement.
    • "Sugar Man" is not the manliest of names.
    • Turns out he is also a great baker, just like the trope's page image. This is actually justified since this skill is a perfect complement for his Quirk.
  • Shout-Out: He has a strength-related Quirk and is drawn similarly to Kinnikuman.
  • Super Strength: The main advantage of his Quirk.
  • Supreme Chef: Chapter 99 reveals that, in training his Quirk, he has become excellent at baking cake, which in turn makes him instantly popular with the girls in his class, much to the dismay of Mineta and Kaminari.
  • Through His Stomach: Gender inverted. He wins the dorm room contest because the girls really loved the cake he made. Mineta and Kaminari, understandably, are shocked that he could become so popular with the girls just like that and so quickly.

    Mezo Shoji — Tentacole 

Mezo Shoji — Tentacole

Voiced By: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English), Dan Osorio (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Quirk: Dupli-Arms

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Tentacle Hero
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"I regret it all too. Still... this is no time to let our emotions get the better of us."

A tall, intimidating, yet friendly young man whose Quirk, "Dupli-Arms", takes the form of multiple arm-shaped tentacles that can replicate any part of his body at their tips; he is often compared to an octopus. For personal reasons, he chooses to always keep his face concealed under a mask.


  • All There in the Manual: The sketches of his original design reveals how his face looks unmasked. Otherwise, it can't be seen in the manga.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: An octopus. This one is a bit subtle.
  • An Arm and a Leg: A villain severs one of his arms during the attack on the training camp. It leaves a nasty gash, but he comes out fine otherwise due to his Quirk. Good thing he can heal.
  • Anatomy Anomaly: He doesn't have any visible ears.
  • Combat Tentacles: Uses them to replicate parts of his body.
  • Cool Mask: The lower half of his face is always covered by a sort of ninja mask.
  • Creepy Good: He is far from heroic looking, and according to extra material, his mask is used to hide a villainous-looking face, yet he's one of the gentlest kids in Class 1-A.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Shoji gets a moment to shine fighting alongside Midoriya, and helped with the rescue attempt to get the captured Bakugo and Tokoyami back from the villains, during the Forest Training Camp Arc.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appeared during the entrance exam, albeit he could only be seen from a back view.
  • Extra Eyes: He can put extra eyes at the ends of his tentacles.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: And also mouths, ears, etc. He can replicate any body parts on his tentacles.
  • Gentle Giant: He is noticeably taller than most of his classmates, enough to carry two of them on his back, but he's one of the kinder members of Class 1-A.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: In the Forest Training Arc, he gets a hand chopped off by an attacking villain. Fortuitous, as he's the only member of the class who can easily recover from such an injury.
  • Healing Factor: Shoji is capable of regrowing lost duplicate limbs.
  • Hidden Depths: Apart from a desk and a futon, Shoji's room is completely empty. He explains that it's because he hasn't had any "worldly desires" ever since he was young.
  • Horrifying Hero: According to the initial sketches of his character, he took steps to avoid this. He was told his face was terrifying, so he always wears a mask to cover his mouth to avoid scaring people:
    "I'm used to being feared."
  • Humble Hero: As he states, he has no "worldly desires" and seems to live a very simple lifestyle. The dub adds a bit of dry wit to this when he states that he's "never understood why people would want to fill their room with junk."
  • Lost in Translation: His hero name in Japanese is pronounced as "Tentakoru", which is close to the Japanese way to pronounce "Tentacle" (Tentakuru), except with "tako" (Japanese for "octopus") inserted in place of "taku", turning his hero name into a Punny Name. This wasn't localized, which means that Shoji's hero name ends up sounding just like a weird corruption of the word "Tentacle".
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He can grow multiple arms if he wanted as part of his Quirk.
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind-hearted and calm most of the time, guaranteeing Tokoyami he holds no grudge against him after Dark Shadow goes on a rampage, and even rescuing him. He's also one of the few students that seems to tolerate Mineta.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: The only student to wear a sleeveless uniform, in order to accommodate his six arms. That's one of the differences about a post-Quirk world- outfits can be custom-tailored on demand to accommodate unusual needs.
  • Not Quite Flight: The membranes between his arms allow him to glide to a certain extent.
  • Not So Stoic: When All Might shows up in the USJ Arc, he is seemingly fanboying over it for a second (with at least two big smiles).
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Alongside his mask, they help cover most of his face.
  • Punny Name: His name references a proverb: "the walls have ears, the doors (in this case, those traditional Japanese sliding paper doors, which are called "Shoji") have eyes". Eavesdropping is the main strength of his Quirk. This is also the case with his hero name, as shown on the Lost in Translation entry.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He can do this by duplicating more arms to punch with.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Both his school uniform and his hero costume have no sleeves in order to accommodate for his Quirk.
  • The Stoic: Mostly keeps level headed and calm, even in dangerous situations, this can be partly said to the fact that, since he has only half of his face showing, it would be harder to show expressions.
  • Super Senses: His hearing is noted to be especially good, and is useful for scoping out large areas.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to his large build and being able to have extra arms, he is one of the class' physical powerhouses.
  • Team Mom: The way he looks out for the wellbeing of his classmates, such as carrying Midoriya on his back when he's injured or wrapping a freezing Tsuyu in all his arms to keep her warm, coupled with his Nice Guy personality makes him a (subtle) gender inverted example.
  • Too Many Mouths: His Quirk allows him to replicate any body part onto his tentacles; he's occasionally used them for growing mouths.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being the tallest kid in his class, enough to pass off as an adult, Shoji is actually the youngest student.

    Kyoka Jiro — Earphone Jack 

Kyoka Jiro — Earphone Jack

Voiced by: Kei Shindou (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English), Sandra Olarra (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All, My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Earphone Jack

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Hearing Hero
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"But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test."

An aloof student whose Quirk, "Earphone Jack", takes the form of elongated earlobes ending in jack plugs, which she can extend and plug into objects to catch extremely faint sounds or channel the sound of her own heartbeat into them in the form of powerful vibrations. She is a talented musician and is especially fond of rock music.


  • A-Cup Angst: She appears to be sensitive about her "modest" bust. She even got upset when Mineta went on a rant about the girls he wanted to peep on, and she was the only one who wasn't mentioned.
  • Action Girl: She can unleash powerful sound waves by plugging her earphone jacks into the speakers built into her boots.
  • Adorkable: She's usually very forward and at times just plain rowdy, but she also has a shy streak in her that emerges when the subject of her personal and innermost desires comes up.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Downplayed. After brutally punishing Mineta's shameless attempts to spy on the girls' locker room, her internal monologue reveals that her ego was significantly bruised by the fact that she was the only one the notorious pervert wasn't gushing about having the chance to see naked.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Similar to Kaminari, she has random streaks on her hair that resemble cardiac flatlines in her case, which perfectly fit her heartbeat-based sound attacks.
  • Audio Erotica: According to her classmates, she has a very husky, sexy singing voice.
  • Berserk Button: Jiro is really embarrassed by her closet punk rocker hobby, and if somebody brings it up in conversation, she gets mad enough to raise her earphone jacks at the offending party. When Kaminari learned about it during the Room King contest, Jiro was blushing and very put out at having to show people her room, and even though he thought it was something she was comfortable sharing, she got so upset she ran off and sulked at her desk when it was brought up in class.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She is snarky rock musician with short hair down to her chin.
  • Civvie Spandex: Keeping with her punk rock theme, her hero costume looks more like she's heading to a mosh pit rather than fighting crime. Her upgraded costume includes headphones.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kicks Kaminari into the action despite his hesitance to fight because she realizes that he can function as a living taser before he does.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Like Midoriya, she compiles journals about her love of music. So when the time came for Class 1-A to put on a show and she needed to help prepare the others with their instruments, her journals came in handy.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Jiro gets exposure in the U.A. Cultural Festival Arc as she helps lead the class in preparing their performance. Chapter 182 includes a bit on her backstory on the fact that she was to follow in her parents footsteps and become a musician before deciding to be a heroine.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quite sharp-tongued, especially towards Kaminari. The two have sort of a love-hate relationship, either getting on each others' nerves with their antics, sometimes going as far as to involve causing each other pain with their Quirks, or enjoying a strong friendship with gentle ribbing and a lot of clever banter.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her new special move, "Heartbeat Fuzz", allows her to use her sound waves in such a high impact, it is able to shake and destroy the earth before her.
  • Facial Markings: She has tear-shaped markings on her cheeks as part of her hero costume. It's unknown whether they serve any practical purpose or are just for aesthetics.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her friendship with Koda sets off from their teamwork against Present Mic during the Final Exams Arc.
  • Flipping the Bird: One of her most potent insults. One time, Kaminari apparently said something insensitive to her without meaning to after the aforementioned peeping incident that rubbed her the wrong way. Cue her doing this to a stunned Kaminari.
  • The Gadfly: She absolutely loves to screw with Kaminari. She has a fondness for him because he makes her laugh. This is especially the case when he's reduced to a gibbering, "wheeying" idiot. She also loves to give him a condescending remark.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Believe it or not, out of all the girls in the class, she is the most afraid with anything involving ghosts. When the others want to visit Class 1-C's haunted house, she is quick to tell them no.
  • Glass Cannon:
    • While her Quirk has immense offensive power when utilized properly, it leaves her with very few defensive options. This is shown aptly during Jiro's first big fight scene during the USJ Arc, where she manages to wipe out entire scores of villains singlehandedly, but would've been taken out by a single surprise attack had it not been for Yaoyorozu's intervention.
    • Class 1-B prioritizes eliminating her first, since her search abilities and firepower are too threatening with how little she can protect herself. Luckily for the her team, they have the new willing to save others Bakugo who comes to her aid.
  • Goth: The rock fan variety. She uses a lot of black and has a dark aesthetic even in her hero outfit.
  • Guilty Pleasures: Her interest in music. She's the only girl embarrassed about the others seeing her room during the dorm tour. Chapter 169 reveals that she doesn't think her musical interest is heroic, and that she isn't proud enough about it to perform live during the U.A. Cultural Festival. Even though Uraraka and Hagakure have watched her perform in her room on the guitar, her body language shows she is really shy in front of an audience: nervously blushing, hands tucked under her legs, and feet dangling above the floor with her toes pointed out and avoiding the ground.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she isn't exactly the nicest person, she tries to encourage Koda during their final exam.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • She and her mother share the same Quirk and similar physical traits.
    • Her love for rock music definitely comes from her father.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to injuries sustained during the Forest Training Camp Arc, she is one of only three students in Class 1-A who don't know about Kirishima's insane plan to rescue Bakugo, the others being Hagakure and Bakugo himself.
  • Logical Weakness: Having sensitive ears means if there is a sudden loud noise when she amplifies her sense of hearing, Jiro will get shocked. This is how Bakugo knocks her out in the second OVA and how she is damaged in Episode 55. In addition, she has to have some kind of surface to transmit vibrations through or she cannot use her Quirk at all offensively. Normally her hero costume fixes this, but if she is unable to use it, she can only really use it for support roles.
  • Make Some Noise: Her Quirk allows her to increase the sound of her heartbeat and, in combination with her hero costume, transfer the sound to her targets. While debilitating on its own, she later gets upgraded speakers that she can use to turn them into destructive shock waves that demolish the ground.
  • Meaningful Name: "Jiro" contains the character for "ear". "Kyoka" contains the character for the verb "echo".
  • Mundane Utility: Yes, her Quirk can function just like normal earplugs, as seen with Jiro plugging them into her phone.
  • Nom de Mom: She and her dad use her mom's surname, which is apparently relatively common in this universe.
  • Not So Different: From Midoriya. Both Jiro and Midoriya are Adorkable teens that have wanted to be heroes since they were little kids so they could help people, and are very passionate about their hobbies enough to compile notebooks on them, then quickly get embarrassed about when others notice them. For Midoriya, it's hero analysis, while it's music for Jiro.
  • Odd Friendship:
  • Personality Powers: Yes, the rocker girl has sound-based earplug powers.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: When Mineta loudly discovers a peephole to the girls' locker room, her response is to quickly stab him in the eye through it.
  • Running Gag: A minor one, but whenever one of the boys fantasizes about the girls, Jiro always seems to be left out of it. One of the first things she does when arriving at the party wearing a cute dress in Two Heroes is zapping Kaminari and Mineta when they start saying unflattering things about the way she looks.
  • Sensor Character: In team situations, she usually uses her Quirk to plug her jacks into walls or floors to listen for oncoming enemies.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: She does a variant of this with her earlobes when flustered or embarrassed, tapping the ends of her headphone jacks together meekly.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jiro is the spitting image of her mother, except for the fact that her mother wears glasses.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Besides being quite snarky all the time, she has a soft spot for Yaoyorozu and Koda.
  • Tender Tears: A flashback showed her weeping in front of her parents when she believed she lacked the ability to become a musician. Her dad gave her a pat on the head and a lot of reassurance.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kyoka Jiro is a snarky rock musician with Boyish Short Hair. Momo Yaoyorozu is a Spoiled Sweet Yamato Nadeshiko with long hair.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite her interest in rock music, her fairly boyish fashion sense, and her sarcastic personality, her character file states that she has a girly side. In Two Heroes, she wears a pink dress and a floral hair accessory to the party.
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: Her hero costume's boots have speakers on them that she can plug her earlobes into. Later, she adds a set of headphones to her ensemble to make it easier and faster to execute her heartbeat assaults and prevent bad guys from recognizing and reacting to what she's about to do.
  • Unusual Ears: Her earlobes are long and look like audio connectors.
  • Variable-Length Chain: She can extend her earlobes and use them as weapons at will.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her relationship with Kaminari is something akin to this. They hang out with each other frequently, but their interactions consist mostly of bickering.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Seems to have this relationship with her father. When he tries to look like a serious stern father in front of Aizawa and All Might, she points out he was acting like a fanboy the day before.
  • Whip It Good: Her Earphone Jacks can also be used like this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bluish purple hair.

    Hanta Sero — Cellophane 

Hanta Sero — Cellophane

Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Christopher Bevins (English)

Debut: Chapter 6 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Tape

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Taping Hero
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"See, the simpler you are, the better!"

A chipper, down-on-his-luck boy whose Quirk, "Tape", allows him to shoot unusually strong tape out of his slot-like elbows, which he can use to restrain foes, hold together large objects, or swing through the air with great mobility. His plain face is often the butt of many jokes, as is his unfortunate tendency to be shown up by others.


  • Adorkable: Never loses his optimistic attitude and strives to be a great hero, despite suffering many mishaps. Just look at that grin!
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair looks like the jagged edge of a torn piece of tape.
  • Book Dumb: He has an average intelligence stat of 3/5, but apparently he's not very good at tests. He had the 4th lowest score on Class 1-A's midterm.
  • Boring, but Practical: Much like Mineta, he specializes in traps more than direct combat. His Quirk is more versatile though, and can be used as a Building Swing.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His hero costume has a stylized white "H" on the front.
  • Building Swing: A practical use of his Quirk, just like Spider-Man.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite his upbeat disposition, he is probably the biggest one in the whole class next to Mineta. Every time he gets a chance to prove himself, someone either one-ups him or takes him down before he ever had a chance to really show his stuff.
  • Covert Pervert: During the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc in the anime, Sero is flustered when Midoriya tells him and Uraraka that Camie, turned into the latter. He then asks whether or not Camie is naked in her Uraraka disguise. He then shares this information with the two class perverts.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In matches against both Todoroki and Midnight, he gets wasted in seconds.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After Todoroki put him in a deep freeze barely seconds into their match during the U.A. Sports Festival, the whole audience was roused into a pity party for poor Sero, chanting for him not to worry about it. And to Kick the Dog even more, little schoolkids randomly came up to him on his way to U.A. and told him the exact same thing. Tsuyu tried to tell him not to worry about that, but she only compounded his humiliation.
  • Duct Tape for Everything: What his Quirk boils down to, even though it's not exactly duct tape. Sero uses his tape mostly as ropelike implements.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Sero's tape dispenser elbows can essentially work like this as the tape he shoots out from them can be rolled back in order to pull himself up (or pull other people towards him).
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: The power to create scotch tape has never been more useful.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Subverted. Whenever he is in a proper combat situation, he always wears his helmet, which covers his entire face. The visor becomes conveniently translucent whenever Horikoshi wants us to see his face if he doesn't open it.
  • Heroic RRoD: Ejecting too much tape causes him to suffer dry skin.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Had one of the more exotic and tastefully decorated dorm rooms among the boys, belying his otherwise plain nature.
    • His favorite foods are oranges, soybeans, and other foods that look healthy, implying that he's somewhat health-conscious. He does have a Heroic Build like all the other male Class 1-A students.
  • Hope Spot: For a moment, it looked like he took the initiative and was about to drag Todoroki out of bounds during their U.A. Sports Festival bout... until he gets frozen by the largest ice attack seen to date.
  • Instant Knots: His tape can easily wrap around his intended target. His Quirk wouldn't be as useful otherwise.
  • Keet: He's loud and show-offy and is quite easily one of the most energetic and fun-loving people in the class.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers:
    • It's implied that his tape could be used to suffocate someone. When Mineta used a piece of it as a makeshift gas mask to protect himself from Midnight's sleep-inducing mist, he could only wear it for about a minute before starting to lose oxygen.
    • He can also use his tape as a sling by sticking one end of it to a large, heavy object, such as a rock or piece of debris, and swinging it directly at the intended target. He used this tactic to great effect in the provisional hero license exam.
  • The Load: During the final exam, he gets wasted in three seconds flat by Midnight, albeit after getting Mineta to safety, forcing Mineta to deal with her in single combat. As a result, he's the only member of a winning team to be assigned remedial training.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, his crushing defeat against Todoroki in the U.A. Sports Festival. To his credit, he knew Todoroki was powerful and tried to catch him off guard and throw him out of the ring as soon as possible with his tape. But Todoroki, coming off a conversation with his father, was a little riled at that point which caused him to go a teensy bit overboard on the ice powers.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly guy who gets along well with everyone. The Official Character Book gives him a 5/5 for cooperativeness.
  • The Nondescript: Lampshaded in the character descriptions, which straight up call him a background character. His face also falls under this, being described by Bakugo as a "Soy Sauce Face", which is one of six stereotypical ways to draw an Asian - this one, to be specific, is flat-faced.
  • One-Way Visor: Featured in his hero costume.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: During the Forest Training Camp Arc, when Yaoyorozu says that her Quirk allows her to produce objects from the lipids in her body, Sero comments that it's like pooping. This causes her to go into a Troubled Fetal Position, which earns him a punch in the face from an angry Jiro.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's never not seen with an angular, toothy smile most of the time.
  • Punny Name: "Serohantepu" is the Japanese way to pronounce "cellophane tape".
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: His chosen hero name doesn't stray too far from his real name. He himself lampshades this, noting he really didn't have to think too hard on the name.
  • Tombstone Teeth: His most distinctive feature is his wide, toothy smile, setting him apart from most of the other characters who instead have a Tooth Strip.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Sero is not that great in direct combat and doesn't have much offensive potential, but he can make very good use of his Quirk by using it to capture a target, as a grappling hook to scale buildings, or to move quickly through a large area using Building Swing-style maneuvers. The Official Character Book gives him a 1/5 for power, but a 4/5 for speed and technique.

    Fumikage Tokoyami — Tsukuyomi 

Fumikage Tokoyami — Tsukuyomi

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Dark Shadow

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Jet-Black Hero
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"With your positions revealed, you're in my crosshairs. And there's no hiding from the coming storm. As Hawks would say... speed beats power."

A reserved, serious young man with a bird-like appearance. His Quirk, "Dark Shadow", manifests as a shadowy monster that inhabits his body which he can summon to fight on his behalf. Dark Shadow's power and personality change with the amount of light: strong light makes it weaker but easier to control, while darkness drastically increases its power but makes it much wilder and violent, which puts Tokoyami at risk of losing control over his Quirk.


  • Adorkable: He has a tendency to say dramatic things about situations that don't quite deserve them, such as calling a recreational game on their school trip a "mad banquet of darkness." He even repeats it which Uraraka lampshades. His first name for his new super move is very dark and dramatic sounding, but Midnight tells him that it doesn't roll off the tongue well at all. And cementing this would be how he got angry when nobody took his room's decor, which was very dark and spooky, seriously. He's kind of a dork in short.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle:
    • His hero costume features one. This is justified, as Dark Shadow is Weakened by the Light, so the cape keeps it in shadow.
    • His newest technique, "Dark Ankh," has him use Dark Shadow as a mantle, allowing him to overcome his weakness in close quarters combat by increasing his defensive and offensive capabilities.
  • Animal Motifs: Unsurprisingly, he's associated with birds.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: And thank goodness for that. Tokoyami would be a major villainous threat with his Quirk at night if he weren't aspiring to be a hero.
  • Badass Baritone: In the anime, his short stature belies a rather deep voice.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Quirk is a Living Shadow that he can project from his body.
  • Character Tics: Often depicted with his arms crossed.
  • Chuunibyou: He has a tendency to act like one through his gothic appearance and mystical flare. However, he subverts alot of the negative behaviors and he is a legitimate good-hearted and talented hero. It's something of a parody, since unlike most Chuunibyou, he really does have powers and they really are dangerous and hard to control at times.
  • Cold Ham: He constantly tries to invoke this. When he speaks, expect Tokoyami to say something overly dramatic about the current situation:
    Tokoyami: (about the interclass fear challenge) A mad banquet of darkness.
    Uraraka: He said it again.
  • Creepy Good: From the way he behaves to his powers and his Super-Powered Evil Side, it's easier for people to be scared of him, but he is nonetheless, a hero in training.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • He knocked Yaoyorozu and Ashido out of bounds very easily during the 1-v-1 matches of the Sports Festival.
    • Was on the receiving end of one against Bakugo thanks to Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors. His Quirk simply didn't stand a chance against all the light created by Bakugo's explosions.
    • An out-of-control Dark Shadow brutally makes short work of Moonfish.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Darkness and shadows are traits normally associated with villains, but what we've seen of Tokoyami so far paints him as a rather valiant person.
  • "Darkness von Gothick" Name: He has a very evil-sounding, darkness-based name. "Tokoyami" literally means Eternal Darkness, and his first name contains the character for "shadow." This matches his powers and personality, though he's not evil.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Considering how little was seen of him and his powers beforehand, Tokoyami received a major moment in the spotlight during the U.A. Sports Festival Arc when Midoriya recruited him for his Cavalry Battle team. Overall, he finished third in the Sports Festival.
    • The Forest Training Camp Arc was also a moment of focus on Tokoyami, which showed off his Dark Shadow going on a rampage.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appears in the third chapter fighting a 2-point robot during the entrance exam, but it's easy to completely miss him. Bonus points for actually looking like a bird.
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: He is weak against Quirks able to generate light like those possessed by Bakugo, Kaminari, and Todoroki. On one hand, he's at a disadvantage should he fact them in a direct combat situation, like in the U.A. Sports Festival, but on the other, they can weaken Dark Shadow should Tokoyami lose control of it.
  • Equippable Ally: Tokoyami can wear Dark Shadow over his body as "Black Ankh", augmenting his close-range combat.
  • Goth: If his appearance didn't already make it clear, his dorm room takes this up a step further.
  • Hero of Another Story: He received an internship from Hawks offscreen while the story arc at the time focused on other Class 1-A students' internships. Later chapters do go into more details of Tokoyami's experience.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems like a very dark and serious guy at first glance, but he actually has a rather strong sense of justice, is very respectful, and works well with others. He is also kind of a dork honestly, as his Adorkable status shows above. He's also not the best student, placing 14th out of the 20 students in Class 1-A grade wise.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Not knowing about Todoroki's Abusive Parents, Tokoyami tries to encourage Todoroki by relating to his duty as the student of the #1 and #2 heroes. Todoroki ends up thinking about horrible things Endeavor did to him. He pretends to appreciate the support, but basically goes into a trance until Iida's enthusiasm snaps him out of it.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Surrenders to Bakugo in their duel during the U.A. Sports Festival, after realizing how severely Dark Shadow is Weakened by the Light of Bakugo's explosions.
  • Long-Range Fighter: He is great at keeping enemies away from him, but has trouble if the enemy manages to close in through dodging or numbers. He tries to avoid this later on by developing a new technique, Dark Ankh, where he covers himself in Dark Shadow-like armor to increase his defense and improve his capabilities in close quarter combat.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name roughly translates to "Unsavory Shadow" while his last name literally means "Eternal Darkness", both emphasizing the power and hard-to-control nature of his darkness related Quirk.
  • Multiform Balance: Depending of the surrounding light conditions, he has to sacrifice either the strength of his Quirk or his control over it. In bright light, his Dark Shadow is docile but also very weak and timid. In darkness, it's stronger but also harder to control as well. Later, he develops a technique of shrouding himself in Dark Shadow as a close-range option, trading range for improved defense.
  • Nice Guy: Tokoyami may act reserved, but when he teams up with others, he becomes more sociable, helping his teammates out, reassuring his trust in them and thanking them for their effort.
  • Non-Human Head: His head is bird-like in appearance, but everything else from the neck down is human. He also wears a red choker at all times, which hides his human neck to emphasize his bird head.
  • Not Quite Flight: His Black Fallen Angel technique that he developed as a result of his internship with Hawks. Using his Quirk's natural ability to levitate he's able to have Dark Shadow carry him in his arms and grant him the ability to fly.
  • Not So Stoic: He does have his moments when he can't always keep his cool. When his classmates got a good look at his gothic dorm room, he's sulking and angrily yells at them to get the hell out.
  • Odd Friendship: With Shoji, who seemingly starts developing this from the Forest Training Camp Arc onward. Showing that a six armed Gentle Giant and a bird-headed chuunibyou Goth really can be friends.
  • Personality Powers: Casting a Shadow -> Gothic, brooding guy implied to have a "chuunibyou" complex (the "Evil Eye" type). On the other hand, given how he does have powers, it's also spoofed. Not to mention it is a legitimate power and dangerous.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: At 158 centimeteres (5'2"), Tokoyami is the second shortest male in Class 1-A after the miniature Mineta, but is explicitly stated to be one of its strongest fighters.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: His Dark Shadow pretty much does all the fighting for him. This leaves him rather helpless in situations where he can't rely on his shadow, and All Might suggests he work on his own body as well.
  • Purple Is the New Black: He's a dark shade of purple, and also one of the stronger heroes in class 1A. His room is also almost completely dark with the only sources of light being purple, including candles, skulls, a crystal ball, and some kind of animal's head with glowing eyes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. Despite these red eyes being paired with a a dark bird-like appearance and a powerful shadow-based Quirk, Tokoyami himself is valiant and compassionate.
  • Samurai: Present Mic actually calls him one, but whether or not he is or it's just part of his "coolness" hasn't been explored. Tokoyami does have a very poetic and respectful way of speaking, would bow after defeating Yaoyorozu and Ashido, and has an actual sword in his dorm room. All of which could imply that he's either the real deal or just cool like that.
  • Shout-Out:
  • The Stoic: One of the more cool headed students of Class 1-A, and overall a no-nonsense kind of person. Then again, a bird head doesn't allow for much expression either way.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: At nighttime, Dark Shadow actively works to take control of his body, and the trade-off is an insane amount of raw power that perhaps only One For All could match.
  • Toothy Bird: He's got a set of human-like choppers inside his beak.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His Quirk at max power can easily beat enemies that even Todoroki or Bakugo would have trouble with, and it's implied that in this state, only All Might can match him power for power. But his control over this form is very limited.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Really downplayed example, but it was his curb stomping of Yaoyorozu in the U.A. Sports Festival that started her crippling self-confidence problems she had until the Final Exams Arc.

    Tokoyami's Quirk — Dark Shadow 

Dark Shadow

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)

Debut: Chapter 11 (Manga), Episode 8 (Anime)

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In the light: "Violence solves nothing!"
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In the dark: "You don't matter, insignificant bug!"

"Revelry in the dark."
—Tokoyami

Tokoyami's Quirk, which has a very literal mind of its own.


  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Dark Shadow has a bird head as well.
  • Ax-Crazy: Dark Shadow is this when fully controlling Tokoyami in complete darkness. It crushes everything within its path and enjoys the destruction.
  • The Berserker: At its zenith, Dark Shadow takes control of Tokoyami and attacks everything in sight, completely out of control and deranged.
  • Catchphrase: Dark Shadow tends to reply to Tokoyami's commands with "Aye-aye!"
  • Cowardly Lion: When weakened enough, it becomes fearful and shies away from violence, but still carries out Tokoyami's commands in a fight.
  • Dark Is Evil: While it is not inherently evil, it becomes quite destructive when it gets out of Tokoyami's control, becoming a mass of shadows that tries to engulf him while attacking even those he consider friends.
  • Flight: You could be forgiven for thinking it's just weightless and just floats easily in the air by using a single leverage point, but it actually is flying. Tokoyami exploits this for his Black Fallen Angel supermove to fly himself.
  • Foil: To Tokoyami himself. Tokoyami is cool-headed, cooperative, and noble. Dark Shadow is either childish and sheepish, or bloodthirsty and unstable.
  • Guardian Entity: Dark Shadow is a spirit-like entity that Tokoyami can command.
  • Living Shadow: Dark Shadow appears to have its own mind and personality despite being just an extension of Tokoyami's body.
  • Logical Weakness: As it's made of shadows, light reduces it.
  • Mood-Swinger: Its personality varies depending on its strength. Most of the time, it's a loyal and obedient companion. However, when on the receiving end of too much light, it becomes cowardly and reluctant to fight, while too much darkness causes it to be sullen and willful, which can eventually graduate to out-of-control rage if not dealt with.
  • Power Incontinence: When it gets too dark, it acts on its own, with Tokoyami taking a backseat.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dark Shadow's Supernatural Gold Eyes become red whenever it goes berserk.
  • Shout-Out: Dark Shadow is basically a Stand.
  • Weakened by the Light: Dark Shadow becomes weaker when faced with light, but this also makes it easier to control for Tokoyami. His character sketch mentions that a fully weakened Dark Shadow could be beaten by a cockroach.
  • Your Size May Vary: Dark Shadow varies in size depending on how powerful it is at the moment. At its weakest, it's only the size of a hand, while at its strongest, it's big enough to tear down trees with ease.

    Shoto Todoroki — Shoto 
See his entry here.

    Toru Hagakure — Invisible Girl 

Toru Hagakure — Invisible Girl

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Quirk: Invisibility

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Stealth Hero
Click here to see her hero costume 

"It's fine, isn't it? C'mon, let's have a go at it!"

A bubbly and cheerful girl whose Quirk, "Invisibility", renders her entire body permanently invisible. She is usually seen as a set of seemingly floating clothes — or in the case of her hero costume, just a pair of floating gloves and shoes. Because of this, she often jokes about her condition and is able to get away with states of undress no visible human could dream of trying in public.


  • Agony of the Feet: During the heroes vs. villains practice, Todoroki freezes the ground, causing her feet to freeze to the ice because she was barefoot in order to fully use her invisibility.
  • Battle Strip: When fully nude, she can make the best use of her Quirk.
  • Blinded by the Light: Able to refract light inside of her and intensify it, making her capable of blinding people. This hints at a general light manipulation ability, with her invisibility being one of its effects. Also doubles as a Visual Pun since she does it in costume: she's flashing her opponents.
  • Exposed to the Elements: Her winter costume is unchanged from her normal one, meaning she's still mostly naked. This is lampshaded by Jiro, who asks if she's cold.
  • The Faceless: As Hagakure is invisible all the time, her face has yet to be shown. One chapter of My Heroine Academia has the other girls desperately try to find a way to see what her face looks like. According to Hagakure herself, she looks like Yang Guifei and Francis Xavier mashed together. This just leaves her classmates confounded even more.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Considering that her hero costume is pretty much just a pair of gloves and shoes, she's pretty much fighting in the nude.
  • Gainaxing: She displays this when showing off her dorm room in the anime, gesturing for the other students to take a look with a very noticeable bounce.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Toru" is usually a male name. Horikoshi originally conceived the character as a boy, but thought it would be cooler/funnier if they were a girl instead.
  • Genki Girl: She seems very lively for an invisible person.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She has several in her room, including one that looks like Nezu.
  • The Gloves Come Off: When Hagakure wants to get serious with her use of invisibility, she takes off the gloves and shoes as part of her very sparse costume, rendering her fully invisible.
  • Hidden Buxom: Only "hidden" since she's invisible. The school uniforms are Clark Kent Outfits and her hero costume renders her fully invisible, so whenever she's in casual clothing it becomes apparent that she's no stranger to the Most Common Superpower. She also gets a very noticeable bounce in the anime when she shows off her room wearing a casual T-shirt.
  • Invisibility: Her Quirk in a nutshell is 24 hour invisibility. Both of her parents have invisibility Quirks too.
  • Invisible Streaker: Her Quirk doesn't affect her clothing, so she needs to constantly strip off her clothes in order for it to be useful.
  • Irony: Most heroes are defined by a costume, while she's defined for almost having a total lack of one.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to injuries sustained during the Forest Training Camp Arc, she is one of only three students in Class 1-A who don't know about Kirishima's insane plan to rescue Bakugo, the others being Jiro and Bakugo himself.
  • Logical Weakness: Her Quirk is indeed useful when she's fully naked, but that also means she gets exposed to the elements. Thus, when she confronts Todoroki, his ice power made it impossible for her to walk without freezing her bare feet to the floor. Also, if she makes any discernible noise and someone can hear it and/or sense it/has a Quirk to aid their senses, they can find her even if they can't see her normally.
  • Meaningful Name: "Toru" means "transparent".
  • Naked People Are Funny: The whole "she's naked but you can't see it in the first place" aspect of her character is played for all the comedy it can give, like her volume profile being described as "tasteful nude." It shows nothing.
  • Nice Girl: Hagakure is a bubbly, cheery, and easygoing girl that does most things with an upbeat attitude.
  • Out of Focus: Subverted in the USJ Arc when she vanishes during the villain raid... and then you remember she's invisible. Basically, it's a matter of waiting for her to say where she was hiding. She reveals that she was with Todoroki trying not to be spotted (and not get frozen to the ground again).
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Downplayed, but she does get pissed at Snipe after he accidentally bumps into her breast.
  • Power Incontinence: If she could turn visible, odds are she would've by now. The fact that her eyes are also invisible means she can't turn to Aizawa to try to erase her Quirk either.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Despite being literally invisible, she is not shy or introverted at all. In fact, one could argue she's so outgoing and unabashed because of being literally invisible.
  • Running Gag: People blushing at just the implication that she is totally naked most of the time.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Often plays the Energetic Girl to Ojiro's Savvy Guy.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: The only girl in the class who doesn't mind wearing a cheerleader outfit, even after it turned out to be just a prank by Mineta and Kaminari, plus she has no problem walking around naked half the time. Of course, she's invisible, so it doesn't really matter.
  • Shout-Out: Has the same alias ("Invisible Girl") and powers (invisibility) as early Susan Storm.
  • Stealth Expert: Her invisibility Quirk makes her very good at sneaking around. This is lampshaded during her final exam in the anime:
    Yaoyorozu: As expected, Hagakure is a cut above when it comes to covert activities!
  • The Un-Reveal: The first chapter of My Heroine Academia is about the girls wanting to know what Hagakure's face looks like. They try and fail with various schemes before just outright asking her, but her explanation is so contrasting that it doesn't help at all.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: As the owner of an invisibility Quirk who all outside eyes perceive only as far as a pile of seemingly floating clothes, what is normal to her doesn't in terms of appearance occur to her as something that would be quite astonishing to look at for other people. She actually has to be reminded she looks very peculiar.
  • V-Sign: A favorite of hers. Only visible in her costume though, because it has gloves, which means she is likely to use it after triumphing at something.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her ability is great for stealth, but not that good for combat. Nonetheless, she seems capable to hold herself in a fight, as shown in the Hero License Exam and how she was able to pass the U.A. Entrance Exam.

    Izuku Midoriya — Deku 
See his page.

    Katsuki Bakugo 
See his page.

    Minoru Mineta — Grape Juice 

Minoru Mineta — Grape Juice

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English), Isabel Martiñón (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All

Quirk: Pop Off

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Fresh Picked Hero
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"I was wrong. Ever since coming here... and practically dying... I finally get it! Being a hero doesn't make you cool... they're heroes because they're cool!"

A short and incredibly perverted boy whose Quirk, "Pop Off", allows him to quickly pull highly adhesive balls from his head, although pulling too many will rip off his scalp and cause bleeding. Despite getting into U.A., he doesn't feel like he'll be able to become a hero due to his odd Quirk.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He fiends for anything with a remotely sexy figure, though as a result he doesn't have any female friends, besides perhaps Tsuyu who seems to stick around him to try and stop his perverted tendencies.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Due to being a Butt-Monkey, on the rare occasions that Mineta does achieve anything, he'll suddenly develop an overinflated ego.
  • Alliterative Name: Minoru Mineta.
  • Blessed with Suck: How he views his own Quirk.
  • Boring, but Practical: What his Quirk really falls under into. Case in point, he still managed to pass the entrance exam by trapping the robots with his balls, immobilizing them, which still counted as points. It's not flashy by any means, but they're definitely useful as traps. Too bad he's still too much of a Cowardly Lion to realize his potential.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: His stats list him as one of the smartest kids in the class (5/5, second only to Yaoyorozu), but he got ninth place in their midterm scores, and was strangely proud to barely be in the top half. His idea of training for the sports festival is to hold a trophy and practice his acceptance speech.
  • Butt-Monkey: Of Class 1-A. Most of it is his own fault, as his perversion is repeatedly rebuffed and punished.
  • Character Development: During his final exam, he ends up winning against Midnight by himself when he realizes that heroes aren't cool because they're heroes, but it's the other way around, making him decide that he wants to be cooler as a hero.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As perverted as he may be, Mineta always tries his absolute best to give it his all whenever the going gets tough.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Thanks to his general unpopularity, cowardliness, perverted antics and unimpressive Quirk.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's the first to run away from battle, but push him into a corner and he'll give everything he's got to beat you.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: One of the things he mulls over out loud among company while brushing his teeth is what he wants to use for the day's whack-off material.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • He and Tsuyu fought alongside Midoriya during the USJ Arc.
    • His final exam match against Midnight was basically all about him since his partner, Sero, got knocked out early.
    • He's one of the members of the cast to not be Demoted to Extra in Two Heroes, and actually plays an important role in helping the rest of the group get Melissa to the control room.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being playable in the first game of the franchise, Mineta is not present among the playable cast of My Hero One's Justice, but he is still present as a Virtual Paper Doll, and characters can have him glued to their back as he did with Yaoyorozu in the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Depraved Dwarf: He is the most openly perverted of the boys and the shortest member of the class.
  • Dirty Kid: Mineta seems to have no concept of human decency whatsoever, openly pervs on every female character he sees, has groped two of them, attempted to pry through Hagakure's underwear drawer, and has attempted to spy on his female classmates while they were naked multiple times.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The lower half of his hero costume is meant to resemble a bowl, though it unfortunately looks like a reinforced diaper.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While his are very low and he constantly attempts to peep on his female classmates, he does draw a line at attempting to grope them. The one time he did could be explained away as being waterlogged and then just not noticing since he was so happy when he heard the villains were leaving during the USJ Arc. His "target" Tsuyu may have retaliated at both examples but holds no ill will might indicate they were accidents.
  • Eye Scream: While in the boys' locker room, he tries to get an eyeful of the girls changing next door through a peephole and swiftly gets stabbed in the eye by one of Jiro's earphone jacks.
  • Foil: While Bakugo is disliked by his classmates due to his nasty temper, Mineta is disliked due to his perversion.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Outside of Bakugo, Mineta is probably the Class 1-A student that gets this the most, mostly due to his perverted personality. He is still good friends with Midoriya and Kaminari, at least.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Throwing sticky balls may seem underwhelming as a superpower, and Mineta himself expresses doubt about its usefulness in combat, but thanks to Midoriya, he realizes that it's very useful for immobilizing enemies. By throwing a large amount of them into the water at USJ, followed by a Smash from Midoriya, a large group of villains ends up stuck together and helpless. Later on, during the final exam, he uses them to trap Midnight and successfully escape from the training grounds with Sero. Finally, his sticky balls adhere to everything except for him. Instead, they repel him with great force, allowing him to use his sticky balls as trampolines, greatly improving his movement.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: His Nominal Hero status is entirely played for laughs. He's a hero, but he only cares about leering at girls and is overall smug and self serving, never really caring about his classmates' feelings or how his actions may affect them. He's happy to throw them under the bus if it helps him, as evidenced by his "performance" in the U.A. Sports Festival. Were he not played for comedy this would be unsettling.
  • Heroic RRoD: He can't keep pulling his sticky balls out for too long or they'll start to make his skin bleed.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Believe it or not, Mineta's intelligence is 5/5 (behind only Yaoyorozu) and ranks 9th in his class in terms of grades.
    • He also has a high Cooperativeness stat, at 4/5. Despite being a nuisance to his classmates most of the time due to his perverted habits, he actually makes a good partner when he's working alongside someone. He helped Midoriya and Tsuyu trap the villains at USJ, came up with a practical and legal "tank" strategy in the sports festival that made his team practically invincible, used Sero's tape as a mask to protect himself from Midnight's Knockout Gas before dragging him out of the arena to safety, worked with the rest of 1-A in taking down the other schools during the provisional hero license exam, and devised a combo-move in tandem with Ashido during the joint training exercise. This all adds up to the idea that despite not thinking much of his own Quirk, as well as his cowardly nature, he's more capable than he believes he is.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Overall, this is the goal he is pursuing as a hero (that and feeling up a woman, and as his final exam reveals, the former is almost entirely in service of the latter).
  • Informed Attribute: Mineta's official intelligence stat is 5/5. However, he hasn't showcased to be sufficiently smart to justify it. While he isn't stupid and has some Brilliant, but Lazy moments, he has been mentally outdone by people with less stat than him, which include ranking 9th in the midterm (below five people with 4/5 and two with 3/5).
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • He correctly predicts that not many pro heroes would not want to take Midoriya on after the reckless way he fought Todoroki, and later gives him an "I told you so" remark after the final results come in. Tsuyu smacks him with her tongue and calls him out on his lack of tact, but Mineta smugly says that Tsuyu never said he was wrong.
    • While he was for the most part saying it because he was a pervert, Mineta made a valid point to class during the Room King contest that the girls should show everyone their rooms, since A) The contest was to see who had the best dorm, B) The girls actually forced themselves into a couple of the boys room without permission (Midoriya and Tokoyami), and C) They were making the boys who's rooms they found unimpressive feel bad. Midoriya had to admit in his narration that everyone was taken aback by the shockingly accurate point the little pervert made.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mineta may be a huge pervert but he does demonstrate loyalty to his classmates. To complete the final exams, all he has to do is pass through the escape gate after incapacitating Midnight, but he took the time to drag his unconscious partner Sero with him.
  • Lethal Joke Character: His small stature, weak frame, ridiculous power set, and constant whining might make it seem like Mineta's just a useless comic relief character, but many opponents who have underestimated him have found themselves utterly defeated by his clever application of powers, and his surprising craftiness and tenacity when pushed into action. Hell, the fact that he has survived several dangerous situations against overwhelming odds and come out on top is an indicator that he's not as useless as he might initially seem.
  • The Load: Literally during the U.A. Sports Festival. He glues himself to Yaoyorozu's back and makes her carry him until they reach the finish line, putting him in 18th place behind her.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's a massive, open pervert who admits out loud that his biggest regret was not touching Yaoyorozu's boobs and gropes Tsuyu during a hug. Even his plan to get through the Obstacle Race event involves using his sticky balls to cling to Yaoyorozu's back, earning him a severe beating, but allowing him to place in the top 42. All of this is Played for Laughs, so he comes across as a mostly harmless annoyance rather than a really dangerous pervert. The "lovable" part is far more debatable since nobody shows a particular liking towards him, both in-universe and meta.
  • Meaningful Name: Minoru means "producing fruit" like his talent and the first part of his surname sounds a lot like the English term "mini" matching his size.
  • No Indoor Voice: He tends to speak his perverted ideas out loud. This trait quickly becomes a Hoist by His Own Petard, as he'll announce a lecherous plan to peek on or sexually harass girls, with the intended targets standing right there to hear it.
  • Nominal Hero: Mineta's mostly driven by his desire to be seen as cool and get girls, rather than the more altruistic motives that some of his other classmates have.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Mineta has a more cartoony design than most of his classmates, almost to the point of resembling a character from Family Guy. He's also the only male student in Class 1-A who does not have a Heroic Build.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like a small child despite being the same age as his classmates (15).
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Mineta's has shown his intelligence in multiple ways but it's always overshadowed by other characters incredible display of power. Mainly during the U.A. Sports Festival Arc:
    • Using his sticky balls to jump over Todoroki's ice. He was gaining on him till the giant 0-pointer robot hit him.
    • Using his sticky balls to stick himself to Yaoyorozu so she'd have to carry him across the finish line. He was beaten by her for it but it did work.
    • Coming up with the "tank" idea for the cavalry battle with Shoji and Tsuyu. It was both legal and practical given Shoji being the biggest member in class and himself and Tsuyu being the two smallest. Tsuyu herself even said she'd normally wouldn't work with him but admitted it was a smart plan.
    • Lastly his (and Kaminari's) plan to trick their female classmates to wear cheerleader costumes worked.
  • The Peeping Tom: He tries to use a peephole to peek in the girls' locker room, and gets one of Jiro's earphone jacks in his eye for his troubles. He attempts it again in the baths during the class trip, with similarly limited success.
  • Personality Powers: His Quirk can be considered a big accidental innuendo. Thus, it's not surprising that he is a big pervert.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When Midoriya is in the infirmary after the U.A. Sports Festival, Mineta brings him a melon.
    • When escaping from Midnight during the final exam, he takes an unconscious Sero with him, even though he could have just gone out of the exit by himself.
    • During the provisional hero license exam, he sincerely thanks Ashido for saving him, without saying or doing anything perverted in the process.
    • In the movie, he fights the security drones to save a brain-fried Kaminari after he incapacitates himself by using too much electricity.
    Mineta: Give Kaminari back! He's got a harem waiting for him!
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Literally, as his Quirk actually involves plucking.
  • Skewed Priorities: During the practical exam, when his partner Sero is KO'd by Midnight's Knockout Gas, all Mineta can think about is how jealous he is that Sero's head is in Midnight's lap. To his credit, he does eventually pull himself together and figure out a strategy to pass the exam.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Between his perverseness and overall cowardice, it's surprising to know he's at least ranked in the top half of his class in grades, and the databook actually gives him an A in intelligence, ahead of the likes of Midoriya, Bakugo, and Iida and behind only Yaoyorozu. Kaminari and Ashido are positively mortified when they find out.
  • Speech Impediment: He has a noticeable lisp in the dub.
  • Sticky Situation: His Quirk is pulling sticky balls off of himself and sticking it to objects. As long as he's still healthy, they'll stay on for a whole day.
  • Tears of Fear: For being unwilling to fight villains in a life or death situation.
  • Those Two Guys: He's often known for teaming up with Kaminari and engaging in perverted shenanigans and tomfoolery.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Standing at just 108cm (3'6''), he is shorter than even Miniature Senior Citizens Gran Torino (128cm) and Recovery Girl (115cm).
  • Unsportsman Like Gloating: After passing the Provisional Hero License Exam, Mineta starts rubbing it in to Todoroki over how he failed.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the English dub, his voice sounds perfectly normal for a teenage boy even though he looks like a small child.
  • Wall Crawl: He can swiftly scale a wall using his sticky balls as handholds, and did so once to get to the other side of a hot spring where his female classmates were having some private time.
  • With Catlike Tread: Upon discovering a peephole to the girls' locker room, he discusses peeping on his female classmates. Very loudly. He gets one of Jiro's earphone jacks in his eye very quickly.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His mohawk is mostly purple, going with his grape theme.

    Momo Yaoyorozu — Creati 

Momo Yaoyorozu — Creati

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English), Mildred Barrera (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 6 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero Academia: Battle for All, My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Creation

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Everything Hero
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"We've got to start at the bottom and work up! And if we don't earnestly cheer each other on... we'll never be top heroes!"

Class 1-A's vice president. A smart girl from an extremely wealthy family, she was enrolled through recommendation like Todoroki. Her Quirk, "Creation", allows her to create any inorganic object out of her body, as long as she knows its atomic composition. Despite her versatile Quirk and considerable intelligence, she struggles with low self-esteem due to the high expectations put upon her.


  • Absolute Cleavage: The top of her hero costume is a shirt with a cut low enough to reach her midriff.
  • The Ace: One of four students recommended to enroll in U.A. without having to pass the entrance exams, the others being Todoroki, Tokage, and Honenuki. She comes from a patrician family and is pretty and intelligent. She is the vice president of Class 1-A and also received the highest grades in the mid-term exams as well as in the Provisional Hero License Exam.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Her fight with Tokoyami at the U.A. Sports Festival was just a single panel in the manga, and was part of Midoriya explaining the fights. It wouldn't be until much later that we see how much her loss affected her mental state. The anime, on the other hand, shows the fight in earnest while also focusing on how overwhelmed and nervous Yaoyorozu was during it. In Season 3, how she passed the first stage of the Provisional Hero License Exam is shown, whereas in the manga, she and her group just met up with Todoroki after he passed.
  • Adorkable: She can be a bit too enthusiastic about a lot of stuff when she was taught to be a proper lady, causing her to backtrack and insist she had sophisticated reasons for acting the way she does, when everyone else can see that she's really got the heart of a curious and eager little girl wanting to act like a normal girl would.
  • Affectionate Nickname: A few of her classmates nickname her "Yaomomo", as a portmanteau of her family and given names. In the English translation of the manga, it's flipped around to western order as "Momo Yao".
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: Her winter costume features a long dark cloak on top of her normal one, presumably to prevent Exposed to the Elements.
  • Always Someone Better: When comparing herself to Todoroki, she considers him this. The Final Exams Arc reveals that this is mutual, although both recognize that Todoroki is the more powerful one, he thinks that she is a far better leader and strategist than him.
  • Badass Adorable: The most fearsome female student of Class 1-A is also a kind and beautiful ray of sunshine, whose bright and enthusiastic smile when wanting to help people infectiously warms the hearts of everyone around her.
  • Badass Bookworm: Has the highest grades in the class, as well as rivaling Midoriya in assessing and analyzing battles. She also carries an actual book with her as part of her hero regalia. It's a dictionary (The Yaoyopedia) with a comprehensive description of all raw materials that might come in handy in the field, because she needs a strong mental grasp of how to replicate these materials for it to work properly.
  • Bare Your Midriff: This is largely justified due to how Yaoyorozu's power works. Any object she generates come directly from her body, meaning she needs a large enough area of bare skin to pull the object out of. She can (and does) generate smaller items out of her hands or side, but large objects have to be created out of areas like he midriff or back, and generally having as much skin exposed as possible is an advantage. As a result, unlike many other costumes, her costume leaves a much larger percentage of her skin. She also unzipped her tracksuit during the U.A. Sports Festival to reveal a sports bra that gave her access to her midriff.
  • Big Eater: Her classmates are shocked to see their Ojou vice president devouring food at training camp. As she explains, however, this is justified since her powers are Cast from Calories. She eats a lot in order to have a large store of matter to draw from when she creates objects.
  • Big Fancy House: Her first reaction when she invites some students over to her house to study is that she'll have to ask her mother to open up the hall. When her classmates do arrive at her house, they're stunned as the front gate of her estate runs the entire street:
    Ashido: I knew she was rich, but I didn't know she was that rich!
  • Boobs of Steel: The toughest girl in Class 1-A. Naturally, she's also the bustiest. Her Quirk actually directly draws from her fat deposits, so her large breasts may actually be a cross between Most Common Superpower and Required Secondary Powers given that her body is otherwise quite lean, although this is never directly discussed.
  • Broken Ace: Thanks to losing to Tokoyami before she could fight back in the U.A. Sports Festival, not being able to assert her ideas during the cavalry battle and exams, and to add insult to injury, finding out that the pro heroine who handpicked her for an internship pretty much only did so because of her looks, her confidence takes a nosedive. She recovers it after figuring out a way to beat Aizawa.
  • Brutal Honesty: Points out all the flaws in the first Heroes vs. Villains match and how it could've gone if the teams used their powers more effectively, and only praises Iida, the only one who did his part well. Freaked out by her lack of tact and the effect it has on the class of causing a very awkward silence to ensue, All Might silently thinks to himself that she was being a little too honest.
  • Cast from Calories: Lipids, technically, but the effect is pretty much the same. Her Quirk uses them as raw materials, and being a Big Eater is the easiest way she can replenish them.
  • Character Tics: Occasionally covers her chest with her arm while in her hero costume.
  • Child Prodigy: She was able to use her Quirk as a child, meaning she could understand and memorize the molecular makeup of the different objects she created, starting with Russian matryoshka dolls.
  • Class Representative: The vice president of Class 1-A, below Iida, and a polished and straight-laced young lady. As she lampshades in the second OVA, her job is much harder than it should be.
  • Clothing Damage: One of the problems she faces if she needs to generate a large amount of material is that it will start to dissolve not just her body mass, but her clothing as well. She's one of the only character who frequently ends up losing a fair amount of clothing during fights, which is particularly problematic since her costume is fairly minimal in the first place.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She learned how to create any and everything that might come in handy in her job as a heroine, which included flashbangs, tracking devices, several different types of melee weapons, gas masks, and anti-electricity capes.
  • Cry Cute: During the final exams, tears well up in her eyes after she receives a sincere compliment from Todoroki, showcasing his own recent Character Development, after being very down in the dumps. She holds them back until the two of them pass their exam, and even has to hastily wipe them dry and compose herself because she finds it embarrassing and belittling to be seen crying. Todoroki humorously confuses the moment as Yaoyorozu being in pain and suggests that she can squeeze a pressure point on the bottom of her foot to relieve tension.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Yaoyorozu received some focus on her lack of confidence during the Final Exams Arc, when she and Todoroki were assigned to go up against Aizawa for their final exam.
    • The anime adaptation gives her another focus fighting against Saiko Intelli, another strategist high class girl, and their battle ends up being a battle of wits between them.
  • Depending on the Writer: Yaoyorozu's characterization in the manga and the Smash!! comics is notably different in a few aspects. In the manga, her self-esteem issues are based on a variety of reasons and is expressed as a generalized feeling of anxiety, but in the Smash!! comics, she is particularly ashamed and afraid of being a Cute Clumsy Girl and has focused on correcting the "clumsy" aspect of her personality.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Her Creation Quirk is very useful and versatile, but a Required Secondary Power is that she needs to actually know the chemical composition of the things she's creating are made of in order to make them. Fortunately, she's very intelligent (with the highest grades in the class) and carries an encyclopedia-like book around with her should she need to look up materials.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: To her absolute horror, one of her classmates draws a revolting parallel when she's at the training camp. Sero realizes that her ability to create things from her body after eating is like pooping. She instantly curls up into a ball of shame and Jiro slugs him for saying this out loud. While they're all eating curry.
  • Eating Solves Everything: Since her Quirk involve creating objects base on how much she had eaten, she always makes sure to have eaten enough to make a solution for even the toughest of problems.
  • Extreme Doormat: For a time, she had trouble voicing her own ideas and plans, usually going along with others. However, during the Final Exams Arc, she gets better.
  • Fish out of Water: She's filthy rich, but she often forgets that her fellow classmates don't have things such as butlers or giant fluffy master beds.
  • Friendly Rival: Formed one with Kendo during the Joint Training Arc. Kendo was disheartened over the fact she and Yaoyorozu were treated as a package deal despite feeling Yaoyorozu got better grades and had a better Quirk, and revealed she desired to face off with Yaoyorozu, something Yaoyorozu was happy to oblige with. It helps that outside of training, the two have gotten along swimmingly thanks to their joint internship under Uwabami.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Is focused on academic studies and becoming a heroine, which shows in her class grades and rank, but falls into Heroic Self-Deprecation at times.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She's prone to insecurity regarding her intelligence and skills as a heroine. After Tokoyami easily defeats her, she slides into doubting herself entirely until Todoroki speaks out and gives her a much-needed pep talk.
  • Hidden Buxom: Zigzagged. In her school uniform and day-to-day clothing (which leans towards pretty and graceful, rather than provocative), it's not quite evident how well-endowed she is. But as her hero costume and appearance in a bikini in the anime reveal, she is stacked.
  • Humble Hero: Zigzagged. She honestly wants to be a heroine for good, but is completely oblivious when socializing with those on the lower spectrum of the economy class, so she tends to come across as Innocently Insensitive towards her friends. Interestingly, this is considered an endearing point of hers for them.
  • Hypocritical Humor: A subtle example. She chides the others for relying on Todoroki and Bakugo's Quirks to the light the fires for cooking at the training camp, saying this is an opportunity to acquire new skills, before using her Quirk to create a gasoline lighter.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: She can create anything from her body — from mundane things like Russian dolls to weapons as powerful as cannons. The downsides are that she has to know the exact molecular makeup of whatever she's creating, and that her power is limited by her food intake.
  • In-Series Nickname: Yaomomo, mostly used by Jiro and the other girls in the class.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In an endearing way, Yaoyorozu tends to forget that status-wise, she's much wealthier than her classmates, not because she feels that she's above them, but because she's naive about their differing lifestyles. So she'll do things like casually talk about her mansion and expensive tea brands while being oblivious to how baffled her friends are. However, she's so Spoiled Sweet that her classmates find her too adorable to be mad at her.
  • Lady of War: A sophisticated, graceful ojou who shows great expertise in wielding the different weapons she generates from her Quirk, especially staffs. Even in very dangerous situations, despite her young age, she remains calm and analytical enough to devise innovative strategies.
  • Leitmotif: "Momo Yaoyorozu", which is a sophisticated and sweet piece that is led by a violin.
  • Leotard of Power: Her hero costume is essentially a rather revealing one-piece.
  • Logical Weakness: Not only can she not create things she doesn't know how to create down to the atomic level, she also needs time to both make and use her items. Tokoyami defeats her in the Sports Festival by having Dark Shadow attack her continuously, giving her no time to think or go on the offensive herself.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yaoyorozu" is a traditional word that means "eight million" or, more appropriately, a really high number. This relates to the amount of stuff she can create with her Quirk and to her financial position.
  • Misery Trigger: Yaoyorozu's Quirk allows her to make just about anything depending on how much mass it requires and how much food she's eaten. As she herself puts it, the more she eats, the more she makes. When Sero compares this to poop, Yaoyorozu becomes instantly depressed.
  • Most Common Superpower: Certainly a future hero, who is also very busty for her age. This is possibly justified based on how her Quirk works: She creates things from her own body fat. Bigger breasts means more fat reserves, more fat reserves means more to work with.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The lower part of her hero costume consist of two utility belts and a top that boldly displays her cleavage. Given that her Quirk requires exposed skin to produce objects, there is at least some practical justification for this.
  • Never Gets Fat: She has the ability to make just about anything out of her body fat, so whatever weight she puts on through eating is quickly turned into various items she uses while being a hero in training. In fact she has to go out of her way to make sure she's eating extra to make up for all the extra calories she burns.
  • Nice Girl: Although she can come off as stern and condescending due to her upbringing, she has nothing but the best interests at heart and radiates sweetness when she's in a good mood, leaving her surrounded by "bounciness" SFX during such times.
  • Nice Shoes: Her hero costume comes with some imposingly tall candy apple red go-go boots.
  • No Conservation of Energy: Downplayed. Creating things is explicitly said to use her own body fat and is limited by her food intake, but the amount of stuff she's able to create at once still far exceeds what should be possible (such as during the U.A. Sports Festival, she pulls an entire cannon out of herself), especially considering her relatively slender frame.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • Despite the seriousness of the situation, during the Hideout Raid Arc, when the team needs disguises, they purchase them from a store. When it's pointed out that Yaoyorozu could've just made them herself, she stammers and tries to play it off as supporting the local economy despite it being pretty obvious that she was excited about visiting said store.
    • In a deleted panel from the manga that is included in the volume extras and anime, she was hyper overjoyed when she was asked to host a study session at her house. She then proceeded to obliviously brag about the perks of her posh accommodations, without realizing she just insulted everybody who's working class.
  • Number Two: She is the vice president of Class 1-A behind Iida. In an unofficial way, she is also this to Midoriya. In most given situations, Class 1-A looks at Midoriya for guidance. If he is not around, the one to take the role of The Leader will often be her.
  • Odd Friendship: She becomes Jiro's close friend as time goes. Jiro being the most outspoken tomboyish and snarkiest girl in the group, while Yaoyorozu is a pinnacle of delicacy and politeness.
  • Ojou: A polite and well-mannered girl from a very rich family. Her insane wealth has become something of a Running Gag.
  • The Power of Creation: Her Quirk allows her to come up with any object out of her body save for living matter, though larger objects take more time and cause Clothing Damage.
  • Reality Ensues: As Aizawa notes, for all her maturity, she is still a 15-year-old girl dealing with problems a teenager would face. This includes her deeply ingrained self-doubt which is only worsened by the pressure inherent of being considered a Child Prodigy. It's also very telling when she has a moment of awesomeness by readying a catapult and fails to launch it because her eyes aren't focused on her hand and she doesn't see that her reach is off. Aizawa gives her the benefit of the doubt and cuts her a break, letting her have her moment. This, in a medium where these sorts of awesome moments are either predictably guaranteed to happen without a hitch or backfire stupendously, but almost never in between; it comes off as a highly surprising and unexpected turn of events.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Her Quirk, Creation, makes it necessary for her to know the molecular composition of the non-living object she intends to create, hence why she often carries a book on her with such information. It also draws from her fat deposits to work, though her physique is shown to be quite lean except for one noticeable exception.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: She's so used to her luxurious accommodations that she doesn't realize how badly she accidentally insults her working class classmates when she talks about how many resources she has at her disposal nor does she notice how uncomfortable and out of place they feel in her incredibly large and fancy house. Her mother also forbid her from attending public festivals known for selling sweets and street food, as her family's personal cooks could make better, less sickening desserts.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Played with. Her Quirk requires exposed skin, so her hero costume is very skimpy to begin with, and she has a pretty significant problem with Clothing Damage when creating larger objects. She doesn't seem to worry about exposing herself at all for practical purposes, such as when Jiro embarrassingly points out to Yaoyorozu that her plan destroyed her entire top, the latter is unfazed and simply states that she'll make a new one. Even male classmates being around doesn't cause her to hesitate at all, as she pulls open her top in front of Todoroki without warning him in order to allow for more space in creating alloy fibers, and in the anime adaptation, she all but flashes an embarrassed Shoji when she needs more space to work with. However, she doesn't appreciate being manipulated into things like this for non-practical purposes, as seen with Mineta and Kaminari's plot to trick the girls into wearing cheerleader outfits during the U.A. Sports Festival halftime, even though her hero costume shows more skin than the cheerleader outfits.
  • She's Got Legs: There's definitely some big and tall legs on Yaoyorozu, which is made even more apparent when she wears her hero costume's equally big and tall boots. Horikoshi even drew her with her bare legs and feet on full display on his Twitter account for the release of Chapter 41.
  • Simple Staff: She frequently wields these in combat situations, as seen in the USJ and U.A. Sports Festival Arcs. This is justified since they're simple and easy to make.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Aizawa notes she's very gifted but in terms of mental/emotional maturity is still a 15-year-old girl, easily overwhelmed in times of crisis. She matures a little bit after Todoroki boosts her morale by professing his faith in her abilities after she suffers a lapse in confidence. During the Forest Training Camp Arc, she manages to make a tracker to hunt down a Nomu with, and All Might praises her for her quick thinking and ability to make snap decisions.
  • Spear Counterpart: She is the Iida among the girls: always quick to encourage proper behavior, but gets carried away with it all too often. Fittingly, she skirts closer to Team Mom, as she tends to be more nurturing and inclusive.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her hero name is "Creati", not "Creaty".
  • Spoiled Sweet: She is the wealthiest student in her class, but she never flaunts her money or acts snobby — willingly, that is. She's prone to accidental insults, and she's so used to being able to casually spend large amounts of money that she forgets her friends can't do the same. Nevertheless, she still willingly opens her home to her classmates who need to study for finals, and always looks out for the others on the battlefield.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: She has the ability to generate any type of non-living matter from her body, and she uses it to create weapons and other equipment for her friends.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can create just about any kind of object she wishes, but depending on the object, it takes time to make them. So she needs others to hold off the enemy while she creates the materials she needs. While her creations can do a lot of damage (like when she makes an entire cannon) and is possibly the most versatile Quirk of any character, in terms of direct physical prowess she's as normal as anyone else, as demonstrated in her fight with Kendo.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Yaoyorozu stands tall at 173 cm (roughly a little over 5'8'', and elevated to roughly 5'9'' in her hero costume's boots), towering over all the girls in her class and even several of the boys. It also helps her stand out as the vice president of the class and the most matured, demure and refined girl out of the bunch.
  • The Strategist: Combine The Ace with Teen Genius and this is the result; Yaoyorozu's quick thinking and considerable intelligence give her the potential to be a great strategist.
  • Stripperific: Justified. Because Yaoyorozu needs her skin exposed to have free access to her Quirk, her outfits are revealing for practical reasons. She comes dangerously close to this prospect but manages to stay within the bare limits of wholesome. While wearing her gym clothes, she'll often unzip her jacket to reveal a sports bra for a similar level of effectiveness with significantly less exposure. She also tends to be fairly prone to Clothing Damage.
  • Tears of Joy: The poor thing nearly breaks into full-on sobs when Todoroki tells her how much he believed in her during a slump in confidence, which immediately breaks her out of her funk. She manages to hold herself together to continue the end of term exam even though she's obviously very watery-eyed from the sincerity he demonstrated on her.
  • Teen Genius: A justified example as Yaoyorozu's Quirk requires her to know the exact molecular formula of any object she wants to create, so she needs to have great memory and analysis skills. This is made obvious as she has the highest grades of the entire Class of 1-A and according to her stats in the Official Character Book, she has a Intelligence Ranking of 6/5 or S.note 
  • Token Rich Student: While other students like Iida and Todoroki are also mentioned to be fairly well-off, she unknowingly flaunts her wealth in front of her working-class classmates as a Running Gag. She has a fabulous Big Fancy House, goes on vacations to Europe, brings a too-large four-poster bed to a Japanese dorm because she didn't know it wouldn't fit, and is excited at the prospect of thrift shopping because she's never done it before. However, she's so Spoiled Sweet about it that her classmates don't mind.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kyoka Jiro is a snarky rock musician with Boyish Short Hair. Momo Yaoyorozu is a Spoiled Sweet Yamato Nadeshiko with long hair.
  • Tritagonist: Yaoyorozu often takes this role when she tags along with people like Todoroki and Midoriya, acting as the strategist of the group who keeps everybody composed and stops them from making rash decisions. She also plays the role of Morality Pet, as does Iida.
  • Uncle Pennybags: She's very happy to open her home to her classmates when they ask her for study tips, going so far as to ask what kinds of tea they would prefer and bringing what are clearly very expensive sweets to her study hall for them to enjoy.
  • Vapor Wear: Her hero costume clearly has very little bust support, being a Leotard of Power with Absolute Cleavage.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the English dub, she sounds like a grown woman rather than a 15-year-old girl.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Downplayed. She is a Ms. Fanservice in a Stripperific Leotard of Power, but otherwise she hits many of the qualifications, especially out of costume. She has long black hair and fair skin, acts calm and demure, takes the Team Mom role towards her classmates, and proves to be a tough Lady of War.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Told this when she needed to hear it most Todoroki outright tells her he voted for her as class president because he admired her ability to be a strong and confident leader, which snaps her out of her funk almost immediately and actually leaves her a little choked up.
  • Younger Than They Look: Like Iida, she has a very mature physique for a 15-year-old. This actually comes in handy when they disguise themselves when rescuing Bakugo, because she looks much older as a result.


Alternative Title(s): My Hero Academia Other Classmates From Class 1 A

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