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Villain Factory

The primary threat of the spinoff series, Vigilante: My Hero Academia Illegals'. A groups that deals in the Quirk enhancing drug called Trigger and experiments to create even stronger variants.


    The Trigger Mastermind 

The Trigger Mastermind

"Believe it, No 6. You may doubt your eyes, but what you see is the cold, hard truth. That man does exist. He's a true superhuman who's in another league compared to the rest of the heroes. A Deus ex Machina who seems to defy the laws of physics and fate itself at every turn. Such is All Might. The pinnacle of what we hope to achieve."

The unseen mastermind behind the Trigger outbreak, whose identity is still a mystery.

    Kuin Hachisuka (Spoilers

Kuin Hachisuka

Debut: Chapter 5 (Illegals)

Quirk: Queen Bee, Electric Eel (Temporarily)
Why don't you just buzz off?
Click here to see her true form 

"Talk about boring. And I don't like being bored, so... Let's make things interesting, shall we?"

A girl revealed to be one of the dealers of the Quirk-enhancing drug, Trigger. Her Quirk, "Queen Bee", turned her left eye into a hive which can create bees with syringes for stingers.

Her true identity is Queen Bee itself, having taken possession of the young Tamao Oguro, Knuckle Duster's missing daughter. After Knuckle Duster defeats his possessed daughter, he rips the Queen Bee out of her eye socket and destroys it, seemingly killing Kuin.

  • Achilles' Heel: If as much as a single one of her bees are damaged, she will be hit with a recoil.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Sort of serves as this to Knuckle Duster, as the host body is his daughter, Tamao Oguro. However, while elements of Tamao's memory and personality are still active, the consciousness currently known as Kuin Hachisuka is driven by the queen bee attached to her brain.
  • Attack Drone: Subverted; in spite of what her Quirk suggests, using her bees as a weapon in straight combat is incredibly risky, as their destruction recoils on her. Any appearances to the contrary is just a feint on her part.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: To most, she's just a rather perky high school girl. In truth, she's completely psycho.
  • Blinding Bangs: Which covered over her eyepatch.
  • Body Horror: Eye Scream variety. The 'real' Kuin is the Queen Bee Quirk itself attached to her brain... through her left eye. Her left eye socket is heavily implied to be hollow, given that's where the bees come out, and Knuckle Duster was able to directly extract the queen bee using tweezers. Finally, there's a whole swarm of bees nesting inside her eye socket.
  • Character Death: Kuin Hachisuka, as we knew her, meets her end when Knuckleduster stops her current host's heart long enough for the brain to shut down. The bees flee the dying "hive", letting Knuckleduster pull out the helpless queen. He then uses a pheromone gas to draw the rest of the swarm to a bomb, destroying them all. While, one bee did survive, suggesting a new hive can form, the Kuin seen up until that point is dead.
  • Cute and Psycho: She'd probably get along with Himiko just fine...
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To her employer, as she is the one carrying out most of the work. However, it isn't known yet if her employer is really less powerful than her.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Subverted. After Stendhal reworks his look by cutting off his nose, he throws a switchblade right into her socket with the eye patch when she decides to eavesdrop on him, thus leaving her for dead. Luckily, the eye turns out to be hollow (likely being where her bees reside) and so she's able to pull the blade out with no harm to herself.
    • Played straight with the nature of her power. Her eye socket became a hive of bees, and it's highly implied that her left eye is a hollow socket, given how Knuckle Duster was able to extract the queen bee directly through it. We never get a clear, detailed look of her left eye, but that may be for the better.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one on her left eye. It's to keep her bees from getting loose.
  • False Reassurance: When she's giving a report of the effects of a drug on a bad guy, her schoolmates overhear her. Kuin says that she has to do a report for her part-time job, which is honestly what she's doing, but conveniently leaves out the illicit nature of her work.
  • Flash Step: When one of her clients tries to attack her, she was able to dodge out of the way easily and up a fire escape within a split second.
  • The Heavy: While she rarely directly engages in the Trigger incidents, instead letting the Trigger users and Stendhal do the fighting while she remains in the sidelines, she is still the direct cause of the majority of them.
  • Mind Hive: "Kuin Hachisuka" is a conglomerate personality formed by the minds of the queen bee, its swarm, and the host. The queen itself is almost entirely mindless on its own but draws from its hive to dominate the mind, providing the core of the personality with "flavor" from the host. When dosed by certain uppers, this influence weakens and more of the host's personality comes to the forefront, though the queen still remains in control.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: We never get a detailed close-up of her left eye, which may be for the better as it would be high-grade Eye Scream Body Horror.
  • One-Hit Kill: When using a copied Electric Eel Quirk, she manages to stop Knuckle Duster's heart in one hit.
  • Paper Tiger: She immediately folds and runs away when she realizes that Knuckle Duster has her outmatched, her usual smug Slasher Smile having been replaced with fear and panic.
  • Pest Controller: Her Quirk seems to allow her to control a swarm of special bees that nest behind her eyepatch. Makes more sense considering the real Kuin is the Queen Bee Quirk itself, and as a Queen Bee has dominion over her drones.
  • Power Parasite: One of the uses for her bees is to take samples of blood, which can then be injected into others along with a few more chemicals to temporarily grant the Quirk of the donor to the new subject..
  • Punny Name: Hachi is the kanji for "bee", while "Kuin" sounds like "queen" phonetically, in Japanese. Therefore, her full name literally means "Queen Bee", the very same as her Quirk. This turns out to be an enforced trope when Knuckle Duster (who knows her as "Tamao") says that it's an alias.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Apparently has the ability to control people with her bees, such as when she uses one of her classmates to lure Soga to a secluded location when he starts sniffing around her school. In truth, the Quirk itself is one, as Kuin is Queen Bee possessing Knuckle Duster's daughter Tamao, and only after removing Queen Bee from her is Tamao freed.
  • Slasher Smile: During a meeting with one of her clients and avoiding one of his attacks. She sports this while telling her client to go nuts.
  • Shock and Awe: When she uses her Power Parasite ability with Teruo Unagisawa's Electric Eel Quirk she temporarily gains electrical powers that she channels through claws on her fingers.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: By all appearances, she's just an ordinary high-schooler. She's even one of the people asked to take part in Makoto's survey of the vigilantes without anyone involved being at all the wiser. Makes more sense considering she is an ordinary high-schooler, albeit one possessed by the real Kuin.
  • The Worm That Walks: Sort of, her left eye houses a colony of bees, which she can control at will. It apparently makes honey too - and so may act more like a honeycomb - if the liquid present on the knife Kuin pulled out of her eye thrown at her by Stendhal is any indication. At least, we hope it's honey.
  • Troll: The majority of other villainous characters really have a hard time putting up with her dry sense of humor.
  • Uncertain Doom: Knuckle Duster removes the queen bee and destroys it along with most of its hive, implying Kuin is Killed Off for Real. However, O'Clock's the Scarred Man takes the time to capture one of the remaining bees and comments indicate that even a single bee may be enough to restart the swarm, though it's ambiguous if the new swarm will still be Kuin, or have a new Queen Bee.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Queen Bee is a poor fit for combat, as destroying even a single bee takes a toll on its host. However, Kuin displays great creativity when it comes to using syringe bees to cause chaos, such as dosing herself with various uppers and painkillers, improvising modified bomb bees, and even drawing blood from others to temporarily grant her their Quirks.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears striped stockings that go partway up near her skirt.

    Number 6 — Two O'Clock 

Number 6

Debut: Chapter 26 (Illegals)

Quirk: Overclock, Self-Detonation
Blink and you'll miss him.
Click here to see his past form 

"They call me... Number 6. But that's just a number. Not a real name. But if you wanna know... Who I hope to become...? O'Clcok. There's no other name for me, no sir."

A villain with a deep admiration for the hero O'Clock, whom he's so obsessed with that he wants to become his successor. He even holds O'Clock's stolen Quirk, "Overclock", which allows him to move very quickly in short bursts. His most defining feature is the giant scar that covers his entire face, which he gave himself as to replicate his hero.

  • Achilles' Heel: He has a limited understanding of how "Overclock" works. The faster he goes in an instant, the quicker he'll need to cool down, which someone who does know how the Quirk works, like it's original owner, can take advantage of this by distracting him while he's using the Quirk.
  • Action Bomb: Thanks to having Bomber cells parasitically inhabiting him, he's able to utilize their Self-Detonation Quirk by having them grow over his limbs.
  • Artificial Human: He's implied to have been created by the Trigger Mastermind, which is why he lacks a proper name and is without a real identity.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is a pale shade of purple.
  • Ambiguously Human: He looks normal now, but when he was younger, he looked more like a potato with stubs as limbs. He's implied to be a creation of the Trigger Mastermind, but it's not clear exactly what he is outside of that. When the police test a sample of his blood, the results came back inconclusive as they found his blood type and DNA was mixed with a number of other chemicals. Tanema, the lead Trigger investigator, questions if "the thing they're chasing" is even human.
  • Bad Boss: He blows up his Trigger lab along with all the researchers when the heroes come calling. To be fair he didn't deliberately seek to blow up his researchers and mentions he would have helped them escape if he had the time, but he expresses no remorse over their deaths and considers it a good way to make sure they don't squeal.
  • Berserk Button: Inflicting a wound to his face is sure to drive him into a murderous rage because he thinks it might distract from the "cool, character-defining scar" he gave himself as an homage to O'Clock.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Arc Villain variety to Kuin. Kuin was a consistent and active threat who the readers learned quite a lot about quickly. Number 6, on the other hand, works entirely in the shadows and is a much less active threat. Also, Kuin wanted nothing to do with Knuckle Duster despite having a direct relation to him as his daughter. Number 6, on the other hand, is obsessed with Knuckle Duster, but his not related to him in any way. On top of that, it's explicitly pointed out that the variant of Trigger he produces is orally administered and has a less severe effect than the injections Kuin made, with the intent of studying its victims for the sake of deciding which of them to take in and experiment on further.
  • Cooldown: Whenever he uses his Quirk, he needs a short time to recover before he can use it again. This creates a small window in which he's vulnerable. The faster he goes while using his Quirk, the quicker he hits cooldown.
  • Foreshadowing: The location and angle of his facial scar, as well as his reasons for being proud of it, are early clues that Knuckle Duster used to be O'clock.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a self-inflicted one that goes diagonally down his face.
  • The Heavy: After Kuin is taken out by Knuckleduster, he serves as the main representative of the Villain Factory, and takes over her role of finding suitable candidates for villains and distributing Trigger.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After he loses his lab and all his Next Level villains, he decides to skip town and lay low for a while. He doesn't get the chance to, though.
  • Laughing Mad: After seeing All Might utterly decimate all his bombers with a single blow.
  • Loony Fan: He's one to O'Clock. He admires O'Clock because he's fast enough to get the first hit in any fight. As he watched O'Clock's career fall apart, he decided it was his turn to take O'Clock's name.
  • Master of Disguise: Number 6 is gifted when it comes to blending into the scene.
  • Meaningful Name: The phrase "watch your six" is synonymous with "watch your back", underlining his villainous nature as someone who schemes behind your back.
  • Mocking Sing-Song: He tends to put a sing-song emphasis on fairly malevolent statements.
  • No Name Given: He was referred to as the "Scarred Man" in the Illegals Volume 6 extras, and the closest thing to a name we get for him in the series itself is when the Trigger mastermind refers to him as Number 6. This is because he actually doesn't have a real name.
  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Implied to be the case as he was mentored by O'clock, a speedster-type hero with a very similar Quirk, but the circumstances of his association with the Villain Factory are still unknown. He isn't actually O'Clock's pupil, however. He just wants to be after seeing O'Clock in action when he was young.
  • Revenge: A big fan of paying others back for any inconvenience or pain they deal him.
    • When Octoid gives him a scratch on his face, he tries to murder Octoid even after disabling it.
    • After heroes and the police raid his lab, his first act after escaping is to attack a major public event with a lot of innocent civilians and heroes to be counted among casualties.
  • Super Speed: His Quirk allows him to move incredibly fast for a few seconds before needing a cooldown. The degree to which he can speed up is dependent on his situation, and the faster he goes, the quicker he'll hit cooldown.
  • Technical Pacifist: He's fine with putting people in situations that might get them killed, but doesn't like to get blood on his hands directly. For example, he trapped innocent people in exploding industrial mechs with no hesitation, but when confronted by the police he chose to simply shoot them in their bulletproof vests with their own rubber bullets instead of aiming to kill.
  • Time Stands Still: When he's in a very dangerous situation, he can move so fast that time seems to stop.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Completely underestimates All Might's power, resulting in him wasting all of his suicide bombers and failing at his revenge plan. He doesn't really mind though.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Addressed while he's practicing with a punching bag. His style of fighting focuses entirely on raw power, relying on his Quirk to provide him speed and finesse.
  • You Are Number 6: Literally, his only given name is "Number 6".

Trigger Suppliers

    Mario Kugutsu 

Mario Kugutsu

Debut: Chapter 1 (Illegals)

Quirk: Unnamed Gigantification Quirk
Mario Kugutsu, in both his normal state and after taking Trigger

A seemingly average salaryman who is secretly a Trigger dealer.



Debut: Chapter 42 (Illegals)

Quirk: Unknown

A sophomore at Naruhata Women's College who moonlights as a Trigger Dealer. Has a strong affinity for her best friend Rin.

  • Blinding Bangs: In her normal attire, her eyes are hidden behind her bangs.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Her whole motivation. She drugs guys at mixers to keep them from talking to Rin.
  • Easily Forgiven: Downplayed. While she is still apprehended, Midnight shows sympathy towards her and seemingly lets her off easily.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Gains some when she changes clothes.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Midnight considers her to be this, viewing her as a nice girl whose been lead astry.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Occasionally, usually to show when she's very upset.
  • Psycho Lesbian: She's incredibly protective of Rin, and drugs guys for simply talking to her.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She changes into a more cutesy outfit halfway through the mixer in order to draw Kouichi away from Rin. It doesn't really work.


Trigger Users


"Trigger. It's this dangerous drug that turns normal people into full-on villains."
Pop☆Step, explaining what Trigger is to Ichimoku and Jube

A series of villains who use the Quirk enhancing drug Trigger. Come in two varieties: There are Impromptu villains, people who take Trigger at random, both intentionally and unintentionally, and end up on rampages. Then there are Next-Level Villains, who have been surgically modified into giant, powerful, monstrous beings. The physical transformations for Next-Level Villains are permanent, but the power fades without more Trigger doses.

It should be said, the Trigger these guys take is also known "Bad Trigger," which have uppers mixed in, leading people to rampage. Normal Trigger is a proper product, used to help stop balding and erectile dysfunction.

  • Achilles' Heel: Trigger users aren't used to their boosted Quirks, meaning they aren't aware of any potential weaknesses or strengths.
  • One-Winged Angel: Under Trigger's influence, the user transforms into a more monstrous version of themselves. These forms can be permanent through surgery, but their power will wad without more Trigger doses.
  • Red Right Hand: The sign of a Trigger user is that their tongue is blackend at the tip.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Most of them look like average people, and the only way to tell a Trigger user from a normal person is their easily missable Red Right Hand.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Trigger gives its users great power and boosts their Quirk, but it also weakens their sense of reason.

Impromptu Villains

    Akira Iwako 

Akira Iwako

Debut: Chapter 3 (Illegals)

Quirk: Unnamed Rock-Skinned Quirk
Akira Iwako, in both his normal state and after taking Trigger

An aggressive Impromptu Villain with skin-hardening Quirk.

  • Achilles' Heel: He can't harden his eyes, making them a weak spot. Stendhal uses this to disrupt and kill him.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Averted. He's on of the few characters that correctly remembers Kouichi's hero name.
  • Back for the Dead: He returns in chapter 9, where he's killed by Stendhal.
  • Elemental Armor: His Quirk allows him to harden his skin into rock-like armor.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Stendhal starts getting the better of him, he uses the cop's arrival to make his escape. He doesn't get far though, as he's quickly tracked down and killed by Stendhal.
  • Super Strength: In addition to his Elemental Armor, his Quirk gives him this.

    The Junkie 

The Junkie

Debut: Chapter 6 (Illegals)

Quirk: Power Up

A drug user who Kuin gives a case full of Trigger.

    Monster Cat 

Monster Cat

Debut: Chapter 17 (Illegals)

Quirk: Monster Cat
The monster cat, in it's normal form and its form when fused to a bus.

A seemingly normal cat that happens to be a rare occurrence of an animal being born with a Quirk. The Quirk in question seems to allow it to merge with and control objects.

  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After it defuses from the bus it inhabited, Kuin is shown carrying it away, and it hasn't appeared since.

Next-Level Villains

    Teruo Unagisawa 

Teruo Unagisawa

Debut: Chapter 4 (Illegals)

Quirk: Electric Eel
Click here to see his current form 

A 19-year-old Pop☆Step fan, and also former Impromptu/Next-Level Villain.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: A giant slime covered eel isn't a very appreciated suitor, even when you're not being kidnapped by it.
  • Animorphism: His Quirk allows a partial transformation into an electric eel but it is only ever seen under the effects of Trigger. His initial dose gives him a giant eel form with stubby limbs but post-op they're huge and he's more humanoid.
  • Benevolent Monsters: Became this after his transformation.
  • Fanboy: A big one of Pop☆Step.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He's not a bad person at all, just naive. He didn't even know what Trigger would do when he took it, he was just told to use it when things weren't going his way.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like he's in Middle School at most, but he's actually 19.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: The Villain Factory's operations on him transformed him into an eel-like monster. Though, he doesn't seem to mind.
  • Shock and Awe: His Quirk gives him electric based powers.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Aizawa opts to let him stay and listen to Pop☆Step's performance instead of taking him.
  • True Companions: With Ichimoku and Jube. They bond over their shared love of Pop☆Step, and the two barely bat an eye at Teruo's new form.

    Bat Villain 

Bat Villain

Debut: Chapter 7 (Illegals)

Quirk: Unnamed Bat Quirk
Click here to see his current form 

A villain known for recklessly speeding down highways and causing accidents. He's was eventually captured by Ingenium with the help of the vigilantes, but later escaped and was recruited by the Villain Factory.

  • Ambiguous Situation: While it's clear he's a Trigger user, it effects are unclear. Was his normal Quirk his speed or his wings, and which was the effect of Trigger?
  • Animal Motifs: His wings are very bat-like, and while running he drapes his them around himself like a bat.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a prolonged absence since his arrest, he returns in chapter 30, only this time having undergone a semi-permanent One-Winged Angel due to surgical treatment from the Villain Factory, and a vendetta against The Crawler and Ingenium for outspeeding him last time as well.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He's able to outrun Ingenium and his team, but when he runs into the vigilantes, he goes down quite easily.
  • Expy: Of Man-Bat.
  • For the Evulz: He doesn't really have a reason to do what he does, aside from personal enjoyment.
  • Maniac Tongue: He hangs his long tongue out while he runs. This reveals that he is a Trigger user.
  • No Name Given: He is never given a name.
  • One-Winged Angel: Due to excessive physical surgery and a formerly lethal dose of Trigger, he has become a man-bat in all but name.
  • Shout-Out: The authors' notes reveal that he's a Visual Pun shout-out to Eyeshield 21 — that is, a "devil bat". They got the idea while brainstorming a Monster of the Week who would be a challenge for Ingenium.
  • Super Speed: He either has a running-type Quirk that gives him a sort of super speed or a bat-type mutation Quirk that gives him super speed once he's dosed with Trigger.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was already fast when encountered the first time by the heroes and vigilantes, after undergoing his One-Winged Angel, not even Captain Celebrity can catch up to him at full speed.
  • Winged Humanoid: In addition to his speed, his Quirk gives him bat-like wings.

    Kirihito Kamachi 

Kirihito Kamachi

Debut: Chapter 29 (Illegals)

Quirk: Unnamed Mantis Quirk

A former Next-Level Villain that's close to the Hotta Brothers. He was kidnapped by the Villain Factory and transformed into a giant mantis monster, before being let loose and detained by the police. After being released, he laments his new form, seeing it as nothing but a hindrance to his daily life.

  • Face of a Thug: Despite his frightening demeanor, he's really not that bad, and actually has a lot of intelligent things to say about society and the way mutant Quirk users are treated.
  • Hypocrite: Kamachi accuses Kouichi of treating him like a villain just because of his mutations, yet he does the same thing to Octoid moments later, which the Hotta Bros lampshade.
  • In-Series Nickname: Known as Kamayan to the Hotta Brothers.
  • Slaying Mantis: Played Straight in his first appearance, where he's too much for the vigilantes to handle alone. Averted later on, as he stops taking trigger and is thus much weaker overall.



Debut: Chapter 39 (Illegals)

Quirk: Cephalopod Quirk

A Next-Level Villain with a cephalopod Quirk.

    Suicide Bombers 

Suicide Bombers

Debut: Chapter 46 (Illegals)

Quirk: Self-Detonation, Wings (All of Them), Giant Quirk (Giant Bomber), EMP Quirk (EMP Bomber), Six Arms Quirk, Regeneration Quirk (The Special Bomber)
The Normal Varient
The Specialized Bomber

A group of winged Next-Level Villains with explosive Quirks.

  • Ability Mixing: The Specialized Bomber abuses this very well. "Exploding Quirk" + "Six Arms Quirk" + "Regeneration Quirk" = Six literal explosive punches that can be fired off multiple times because its fists can regenerate.
  • Asteroids Monster: By overclocking the Special Bomber's Healing Factor, it grows into a massive, misshapen being that splits apart to disgorge several hundred smaller bombers.
  • Action Bomb: Their whole role is to serve as flying, guided bombs.
  • Elite Mooks: The Specialized Bomber. It's bigger than the other bombers and has some extra Quirks that make it pack more of a punch.
  • EMP: One of the bombers has an EMP Quirk, which it uses to shut down communications from the Sky Egg and isolate the target.
  • From a Single Cell: Even after detonating, No. 6 can make them regenerate and fuse into a single massive bomber.
  • Giant Flyer: The Giant Bomber, which nearly topples the Sky Egg on its own before Captain Celebrity intervenes.
  • Healing Factor: The Specialized Bomber has this as one of its Quirks. More threateningly than simple healing, it can be overclocked to heal when there's no damage to repair and instead start growing new bodies.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: All of the ones seen so far are completely identical. Possibly justified as they're highly mutated and could have been made that way deliberately, but that would be a lot of effort to go through intentionally.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Specialized Bomber has six arms, allowing it to fire off punches more rapidly.
  • Nightmare Face: They have no eyes, wide, weirdly lipped mouths, and constantly sport Slasher Smiles.
  • Winged Humanoid: They all have bat-like wings.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The first Bomber attacks the Little Sisters of Saint Lila’s Academy.
  • Zerg Rush: The cluster bomber, hundreds of bombers no larger than a fist, specifically meant to overwhelm through numbers rather than a single target that can get punched into orbit or whose Quirk can be erased.

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