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League of Villains
A group of villains founded by the infamous All For One and led by Tomura Shigaraki that act as the main antagonists of the series. Initially comprised of nothing more then simple thugs, the group has slowly but surely grown to be one of the biggest threats to hero society.
- Appropriated Appellation: "League of Villains" was originally a throwaway name made up for the USJ attack, meant to be discarded along with the small army of mooks after All Might was killed. After Shigaraki starts recruiting actual dedicated members, the name starts being used in earnest.
- Bloodier and Gorier: The story tends to become far more violent whenever they're involved.
- Enemy Mine: This hasn't gone well for the other party involved:
- It seems like they and Stain are willing to put their differences aside during the the Field Training Arc, but Shigaraki very clearly intends on Stain being killed in the chaos of unleashing his Nomu onto Hosu. What little association they had, however, does pay off, in that his ideology is what draws nearly all of its later members into the fold by perceived association.
- Their contempt for Overhaul's group is so overwhelming that, almost as soon as Toga and Twice are established as being in the arc, they're already planning to turn on them. Against all odds, they serve as stealth support for the heroes, even after having almost killed Rock Lock.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The group has a surprising amount of diversity. Shigaraki and Kurogiri seem to care not one bit about their members' age, gender, impairment, sexual orientation, or gender identity as long as they can get the job done. Twice and Toga are even shown being genuinely angry at Overhaul misgendering Magne (who he killed during their first encounter).
- Evil Counterpart: As a whole, they behave as this for several characters. Specifically:
All For One: I am here.
- All For One to All Might, being the Big Bad and the Big Good, respectively. All Might is a heroic, powerful figure that is associated with light and tries to save everyone, while All For One is a villainous, dark figure that rules over the underworld. The dub gives All For One a quip to make it clearer:
Endeavor: You are just like me. From the past or an alternate future.
- Kurogiri to Aizawa; they are the cool-headed oldest member of the group, both also have Quirks not meant for direct combat, but they manage to use them as such and are associated with the black/dark gray colors. The USJ Arc also makes it clear that Kurogiri serves as a villainous analogue to Thirteen. They both have character designs that hide their real bodies and even use similar powers. However, whereas Thirteen is a kind selfless person who uses her destructive Quirk for good, Kurogiri puts on a courteous façade and uses his potentially helpful Quirk for evil.
- Shigaraki to Midoriya; Both are on the receiving end of Passing the Torch from their mentors, and are the leaders of their respective groups, but Shigaraki loathes All Might and wants to destroy society while Midoriya loves All Might and looks for a way to save as many people as he can. They also both focus on hands, with Shigaraki needing to touch things with his fingers to use his Quirk and Midoriya focusing One For All through his hands and fingers before his Character Development. Chapter 235 takes this a step further by revealing that they both had the same dream of wanting to become heroes when they were children despite seemingly being Quirkless, and suffered for it. However, Midoriya was able to keep his optimism despite everything he suffered and meet his hero All Might, whereas the Bystander Syndrome and abuse that young Tenko suffered, as well as meeting All For One, turned him into the nihilistic Tomura Shigaraki.
- Toga to Uraraka; both are The Chick to their respective groups, and also both are in love with the same person. However, Toga is psychotic and wants to kill the people she loves, while obsessively trying to get closer to them one way or the other, while Uraraka is trying to distance herself from her feelings while still being a close friend to Midoriya.
- Spinner to Iida; They are similarly honorable and have opposing obsessions with the same person. Their personalities tend to switch off between Large Ham and The Comically Serious. Spinner's determination to carry out Stain's will also nicely parallels Iida taking over the Ingenium name. Spinner even directly threatens Iida's life at one point. The Meta Liberation Army Arc also shows that Spinner could serve as this role to Tsuyu. Both are Animal Themed Superbeings whose Quirks allow them to cling to surfaces and both suffered some form of prejudice because of their animal features (Tsuyu was considered weird and creepy in middle school due to her perpetually blank expressions, while Spinner was a victim of discrimination due to living in a conservative small town). While Tsuyu never let what people thought about her bother her and eventually made lots of friends, Spinner became a bitter shut in who was only able to return to society after absorbing Stain's ideology. Even their temperaments are opposites with Tsuyu being calm and composed verses Spinner whose loud and hot headed.
- Dabi to Todoroki: Both have fire powers, but whereas Dabi uses it in excess and to kill people, Todoroki is reluctant to use it, prioritizing his ice powers and saving people. Both have very obvious bones to pick with Endeavor. They both also have very notable face scarring, but the difference in design is notable.
- Twice to Yaoyorozu; Both are the support for their group whose Quirks revolve around creation that requires a lot of technical skill that can pay off in the end, but are hampered by their own mental weakness. For Yaoyorozu, this is due to her having poor self-esteem issues. For Twice, his trauma from his Quirk usage left him with a split personality.
- Mr. Compress to Aoyama; Both serve as The Dandy for their respective groups and are hams who love the spotlight. While Aoyama doesn't seem to be particularly bright (he had the third lowest results form the midterms behind Kaminari and Ashido), Mr. Compress is noted as being one of the smartest villains in the world. Aoyama's Quirk is powerful but difficult to use continuously, while Mr. Compress' Quirk is versatile but not as flashy. Finally, while both love attention, Aoyama is shown to suffer from some serious self-esteem issues that he covers up with his hammy attitude verses Mr. Compress who is a showman at heart and has a confidence that borders on arrogance.
- Gigantomachia to Kirishima. Both are rock-themed characters with spiky hair, the former even looks a lot like a monstrous version of the latter, they're both also a Dumb Muscle for their teams, but whereas Kirishima is The Heart of Class 1-A, Gigantomachia is hidden and mostly unknown by the members of the League. Gigantomachia is also notably introduced after an arc that has heavy focus on Kirishima and is implied to be part of his backstory.
- Dr. Garaki to Recovery Girl, as elderly medical professionals with close, advisory relationships to the Big Bad and Big Good, respectively. Recovery Girl treats people by accelerating their natural healing ability, while Ujiko creates artificial humans through unnatural experimentation. Recovery Girl also repeatedly chastises Midoriya for endangering himself with his Quirk, while Ujiko is totally indifferent about putting Shigaraki through torturous experiences to make him stronger.
- The first High-End Nomu, Hood, to Endeavor; Being a character obsessed with the idea of strength, fighting stronger opponents and getting stronger, at the same time that Endeavor is trying to let go of those very same ideals. Endeavor lampshades this before delivering a final blow to him:
- From Nobody to Nightmare: The original League of Villains were just a collection of random thugs and hoodlums who were considered dangerous nuisances at best. After a series of successful operations including the forced retirement of All Might thanks to All For One, the group has now become Public Enemy #1 in the hero society and all of their members are feared by the general public.
- Leitmotif: "Enemy Strike", a frightening dubstep song with Ethereal Choir.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Some members of the group seek the League for the fact that they don't really have anyone else in their life and are desperately seeking someone else who will accept them in their lives, aside from the ones that are just genuine psychos. Magne and Twice are prime examples of this. Interestingly, this recruitment strategy is used by actual terrorist organizations that target disenfranchised youths to fill their ranks.
- Sliding Scale of Antagonist Vileness: As a whole, the group goes from a disorganized mess relying on numbers alone to a highly threatening and specialized team capable of executing operations with deadly precision and a surprising high success rate.
- Too Powerful to Live:
- Aside from all the Mooks from their first outing, the majority of the characters captured or killed after a single arc are the ones who would be game-changingly powerful if allowed to stick around. Every single Nomu, especially the USJ Nomu and Hood, are clear examples of this, as are Muscular (being able to tank full-power One For All), Mustard (imagine if they always had sleeping gas on command), and Moonfish (who was able to keep Bakugo and Todoroki, of all students, on the ropes until a Dark Shadow with an immense power boost could show up). Hell, even All For One himself and longstanding Kurogiri wind up falling victim to this. Overhaul even chides the group for losing so many of its most potentially devastating members so easily.
- During the Meta Liberation Army Arc, Twice unlocks a Story-Breaker Power: the ability to create unlimited duplicates of himself, who can also create unlimited duplicates of themselves, creating a massive flood of bodies, turning him into the most powerful member of the League. During the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, he gets killed by Hawks, who targets him specifically because of how dangerous he is.
- Two Girls to a Team: Toga and Magne are the only named female members of the League of Villains.
- Crazy-Prepared: As quickly as it ultimately falls apart, their original plan to kill All Might really was this. They attacked at an isolated location, brought along a massive horde of minor villains to keep the good guys busy, blocked all communications so U.A. couldn't be contacted easily, had specific tactics to quickly take down the heroes whose presence there was known beforehand, and came equipped with several strategies and contingency plans to carry out the actual killing itself (had Kurogiri's Portal Cut not worked as intended, Nomu's sheer strength and Shigaraki's withering touch both could've theoretically done the job). Really, the plan only falls through partially because of a twist of fate (All Might overused his power beforehand and wasn't able to attend as planned) and partially because it wasn't crazy-prepared enough by not being aware of the students' Quirks beforehand or accounting for their relative weaknesses, Class 1-A had the opportunities they needed to notify help and save All Might when the time came.
- Quality over Quantity: The original League of Villains were made up of over seventy members, but other than Shigaraki, Kurogiri, and Nomu, the rest were nothing but two bit thugs and hoodlums who were held off by children and eventually overpowered by the teaching staff of U.A.
- Standard Evil Organization Squad: The group is, at least after the Vanguard Action Squad joins, a group of serious, competent, even if antagonistic against each other villains that work together against the heroes. Unlike many examples. After the League was re-branded thanks to the Stain incident, the group's numbers were reduced to a little over ten members.
- Terrorists Without a Cause: They terrorize the entire society and inspire fear in whoever faces them, but they don't really have a reason to be doing any of that other than general discontent with the world. Shigaraki got called out on it more than once.
- Badass Crew: By the time the Meta Liberation Army arc rolls around, the League are collectively able to hold off the a cell of trained soldiers from said army despite being grossly outnumbered.
- The Bus Came Back: The League of Villains themselves were conspicuously absent from the story since the Internship Arc. Dabi briefly appeared in the Pro Hero Arc, but the rest of the League didn't reappear until Chapter 219.
- The Dreaded: After they Took a Level in Badass, the group have become household names and their mere presence is enough to inspire Oh, Crap! reactions from unsuspecting heroes and civilians alike.
- Evil Is Cool: In-Universe. The Meta Liberation Army sees this as a problem while trying to film their battles with the League for propaganda purposes. They have so much dark charisma that no matter how the Army tries to spin the footage, the League members and their goals would be the ones who'd end up looking the best.
- From Nobody to Nightmare:
- After All For One's incarceration, the League of Villains fell into decline. But they fought the Meta Liberation Army and forced them to surrender, with the Grand Commander Re-Destro relinquishing his leadership to Shigaraki. Now armed with the Meta Liberation Army and its assets, the high-end Nomus, Gigantomachia and the Quirk erasing bullets, the League of Villains are on the path to become the most dangerous criminal group in Japan.
- This applies for the individual members. Most of them were ordinary people before they ended up joining the League. Toga was a middle schooler until she snapped, Spinner was a hikikomori looking for a purpose, Twice was a two-bit thief with a powerful Quirk, and Shigaraki was a kid who accidentally killed his family when his Quirk awoke. Now, each and every one of them are at the top of the "Most Wanted" lists.
- Improvisational Ingenuity: Because of their initial lack of numbers and firepower after All For One's arrest, the League have become very adept at this with a frequent use of Xanatos Speed Chess, Indy Ploys and often just fighting dirty.
- Look What I Can Do Now!: The Meta Liberation Arc shows that, despite the great deal of suffering and struggling the few remaining League members are facing (or, as All For One might say, because of it), their fighting skills, personalities, and even their Quirks are achieving new heights they never thought possible before, and their fights during the arc only make the latter even stronger.
- Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Averted. During the Meta Liberation Army Arc, they're so completely destitute without All For One and Kurogiri that they've had to resort to raiding other villain groups for valuables they can sell for cash.
- The Psycho Rangers: Downplayed since there's no clear Five-Man Band the League can directly oppose to. Still, they fill this in the sense that many of them are set up as the direct Evil Counterpart to many of the protagonists.
- Reality Ensues:
- Without All For One to support the group, they are suddenly homeless and penniless, having to run away to another, cheaper-looking hideout and surviving by stealing from other villains.
- The League were able to quickly rise to the top of the villain ladder thanks in no small part to the efforts of the leader of the underworld All For One and the forced retirement of All Might. However, their rapid rise in fame fosters resentment in other villain groups and they are now targets to them in order to steal their positions as the number one threat in hero society.
- Serial Killer: Several of them are implied to have many murder victims. Toga and Dabi, however, are outright recognized as such, with the former killing people she falls for and several charred bodies being reported wherever the latter acts. God knows what Gigantomachia has done.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: Their swift rise to prominence in the public eye draws the attention and/or animosity of other villainous groups like the Shie Hassaikai and the Meta Liberation Army.
- Tragic Villain: As messed up as they are, a lot of the members had some pretty crappy lives before they became villains, and it was said lives that drove them to villainy:
- Shigaraki has been groomed since childhood by Sensei to be his successor, and that was after his father with Mommy Issues pretty much tortured him for admiring heroes while the rest of his family watched in fear, only for his Quirk to awaken and cause him to kill his entire family, leaving him alone and needing help as he was ignored by civilians deciding to hold out for a hero.
- Toga was forced from childhood to suppress the urges her Quirk gave her for the sake of appearing normal, before she snapped in middle school and attacked the boy she had a crush on while crying Tears of Joy.
- Spinner was harassed for his inhuman appearance and lacked a purpose in life, making him withdraw from society and become a hikikomori, only to find purpose after hearing the Motive Rant of Stain.
- Twice was mistreated for having a Face of a Thug and was left all alone after losing his parents in a villain attack, which forced him to commit petty thievery to survive. Then, when he decided to use his Quirk to make more of himself so he wouldn't be alone anymore, the clones proceeded to kill each other and caused him to snap from the fear that he wasn't the original Twice, which led to him meeting Giran.
- Villain Protagonist: The League collectively serves as this during the Meta Liberation Army Arc, in which the League must face the titular army to rescue their ally, Giran.
- Villainous Friendship: Post All For One's arrest, the group grows closer and closer together. They start to treat each other as friends and even have a protective vein for one another. It's quite telling that by killing Magne and attacking Compress was enough for the League to decide to unleash hell on Chisaki's plans and push him into a Fate Worse than Death full on with gory torture and pushing his arms off. The sole exception among the group, however, is Dabi, seeing the League as nothing but tools to fulfill his own dream and the "Will of Stain", best exemplified by his anger at Hawks killing Twice not because Twice was his friend, but because Twice could have been a useful tool to him.
All For One's Lieutenants
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)
Debut: Chapter 11 (Manga), Episode 8 (Anime)
Quirk: Warp Gate
A shadowy member of the League who acted as Shigaraki's guardian. He was captured and imprisoned by Gran Torino during the Internship Arc.
His Quirk is "Warp Gate", and it allows him to create portals out of his shadowy figure.
- Ambiguously Human: He's a mass of dark fog that takes a vaguely human form outside of a battle. It's revealed in later chapters that he's a Nomu, meaning that while he used to be human, he isn't anymore.
- Ambiguous Situation: At first, it was unclear whether he was a Brainwashed and Crazy Shirakumo or if he was truly his own person and Shirakumo's DNA was merely used as a base to create him. Later chapters imply the former.
- Antagonist Abilities: Mass teleportation? Can't let the heroes have that. Emphasized by the characters noting that Quirks like that are particularly rare. And when it comes to the revelation that this Quirk has been artificially produced...
- Attack Its Weak Point: As Bakugo figures out, a part of him is surrounded by his mist, which can be attacked and restrained, something that Bakugo uses to the heroes' advantage during the USJ raid.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: While not in a mission, he wears a white-colored one.
- The Bartender: Outside of missions, he is usually seen cleaning cups in the small bar that serves as the League's base.
- The Bus Came Back: After being gone for numerous chapters, he comes back into the story at the end of Chapter 253, imprisoned in Tartarus following his arrest.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Gets told this once he lets Iida escape by Shigaraki, who says he'd have already outlived his usefulness if not for the utility of his Quirk.
- Co-Dragons: With Shigaraki to All For One and with Dabi to Shigaraki.
- Dark Is Evil: It's understandable that a walking mass of dark fog would be one of the villains.
- Doting Parent: Not biologically, but of the sort that made a Spoiled Brat out of Shigaraki. Based on what we've seen of Kurogiri's interactions with Shigaraki and the Doctor's comments, he generally just helped Shigaraki do whatever he wanted without reigning him in too much. Even while held in police custody, the only thing he feels worried about is if Shigaraki is okay. It's revealed that he is a Nomu created with the intention of raising and caring for Shigaraki, which explains this.
- The Dragon: To Shigaraki, though technically he used to share this position with Shigaraki to All For One as hes one of the few members of the league that is aware of his presence and directly reports to him regarding Shigaraki. When Shigaraki becomes the new leader of the League of Villains, he once again shares this position, this time with Dabi, but he eventually loses this when he is arrested.
- Evil Former Friend: He was revealed to originally be Oboro Shirakumo, classmate and friend of Aizawa and Yamada back in the day.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Kurogiri has a deep, booming voice, which makes him sound commanding and dangerous.
- Evil Virtues: Loyalty, Patience, Equality, and Diligence.
- The Faceless: He's pretty much a big, fog-like shadow. As it turns out, his Warp Gate is the source of the fog, which hides his real body from the outside world. We never see what he looks like, however.
- Faux Affably Evil: Zigzagged. His speech is very formal and polite. However, he has no compunctions about killing and/or torturing others. When not fighting, however, he's actually well mannered.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Whenever Shigaraki ends up showing immaturity in regards to being the leader of a villain organization, it's up to Kurogiri to keep stuff under control.
- Logical Weakness: His Warp Gate fog allows him to even teleport his true body away by covering himself in it, but he needs to leave at least one part of his body behind, in order to create the fog in the first place. This particular body part can still be physically touched or attacked and if someone grabs it, he effectively isn't able to move. It also doesn't stop him from being affected by Stain's Quirk either.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: He's essentially a living portal that splits his physical body through portals into multiple locations.
- Meaningful Name: Kurogiri, which literally translates to "Black Mist," is a name that greatly describes his Warping Quirk. It's also a reference to Shirakumo, whose name means White Cloud.
- Only One Name: At first, we don't know if Kurogiri is his first or last name. It's not his original one, but a moniker he was given after being made into a Nomu.
- Only Sane Man: As befitting a Hyper-Competent Sidekick, Kurogiri tends to be the most diplomatic and reasonable members of the League of Villains and is usually the only one who can stop Shigaraki from murdering new recruits. He comes to share this role with Dabi later on.
- Portal Cut: If he closes his warp while you're halfway in... well, let's just say it won't matter how strong or tough you are.
- Put on a Bus: He's captured by Gran Torino shortly before the U.A. Cultural Festival Arc, and while Gigantomachia does impede the capture, Gran Torino manages to successfully apprehend Kurogiri.
- Reforged into a Minion: He is a reanimated corpse of Oboro Shirakumo.
- Super Prototype: It's later revealed that he's a Nomu. Given he's been around since the League made its debut, and in fact has been in charge of caring for Shigaraki for years, the implication is that he's the first one All For One ever made. As he's got multiple Quirk factors mixed into him to make up his Warping Quirk, yet still holds a human-level intellect, he very much counts for this, though he doesn't have multiple Quirks, and his psyche seems to have limitations, too.
- Super Smoke: His Warp Gate Quirk has him spread his smoke as the gate. And considering his smoke-like appearance doesn't dissipate even with Aizawa staring at him, it is his body.
- Team Mom: Played for Laughs in My Hero Academia Smash!!, in which he goes as far as set up a sort of play date for Shigaraki to get closer to Dabi and Toga.
- Undying Loyalty: To Shigaraki, and to a lesser extent the League. No matter how many times he was threatened, insulted, and treated like a toy. Kurogiri did literally all he could to make sure Shigaraki was comfortable, content with his goals, and making allies. Given the later reveal that he's a Nomu, all of which only follow the orders of League members, this makes much more sense.
- Warp Zone: His Quirk. It works similar to Portal: what goes into one dark portal goes out of another. Unlike Portal, he can create multiple warp points and even suddenly dissipate a warp mid-use with fatal effect.
- Vetinari Job Security: Shigaraki flat out admits this is the reason he can't punish him for failure, because his Quirk is just too damned useful and rare to find something else.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: He is the exit. He is there to guarantee that no matter what happens, he, Shigaraki and other more relevant members of the League of Villains will get out of there when it hits the fan.
- Villain Teleportation: A villain who acts as a mass teleporter for his allies.
- Villainous Friendship: With Shigaraki, it really seems that he cares for him. The Smash!! side comics even show that there was a point he tried to make Shigaraki befriend Toga and Dabi just so he'd have friends. Shigaraki seems to somewhat reciprocate this, but it's offset by his temper and lack of compassion.
- Was Once a Man: He was originally Oboro Shirakumo, an old classmate of Aizawa and Yamada's who was thought to have died in a villain attack.
??? — Gigantomachia
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese), Cris George (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
An older member of the League, a gargantuan, Kaiju-like villain who served as All For One's bodyguard. He's known to stalk the mountains out in the countryside and wears a weather radio around his neck.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He dwarfs coniferous trees and even buildings. When seen inside a street road, the scenery looks miniature compared to him. He's a slow, lumbering giant, but he easily tore a chunk out of a wall with a single clutch.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Even as the chaos of the pitched fighting between the Paranormal Liberation Front and the assembled heroes rages on, Gigantomachia spends most of it just sitting patiently, not doing anything to aid his comrades. It's only when he senses what's happening to Shigaraki (a shift in his scent brought on most likely by Shigaraki's heart stopping and then restarting before he wakes up fully) that he finally stands up fully alert, and then he starts moving when Shigaraki orders him to bring everyone to his location.
- Berserker Tears: After defeating the entire league, he cries, bawling about the fact that the successor chosen by All For One is too weak.
- Big Damn Heroes: Upon Ujiko's orders, Gigantomachia comes to Shigaraki's rescue and begins his rampage against the Meta-Liberation Army.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: He was All For One's bodyguard until he was sent away to act as a Secret Weapon.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He had a cameo in Chapter 57, but it wasn't until 105 chapters later that he was actually introduced.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He rampaged against the League of Villains by himself, tearfully claiming that they are too weak to uphold All For One's legacy.
- Dumb Muscle: Gigantomachina has limited intellect more akin to a dim-witted beast, as Ashido was able to trick him into going away easily and he can barely speak in coherent sentences. Later on, a recording of All For One's voice sends him from a berserker rage into huddling beside the speaker like a child listening to his father.
- Evil Is Bigger: He towers over the entire rest of the cast, Heroes and Villains alike.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Unnaturally deep, as is fitting for his enormous bulk.
- Gathering Steam: He grows larger the longer a fight goes on.
- Godzilla Threshold:
- Taken quite literally — this guy is a throwback to Godzilla itself. All For One told Kurogiri to rely on him in the future if something were to happen to All For One, in case Kurogiri felt unable to protect Shigaraki on his own.
- Played straight halfway through the Meta Liberation Army Arc. His sudden presence turned what was a very unfavorable match up for the League into a complete massacre of the enemy forces, but the League itself was not in any less danger with him around and had to pray for themselves to not get in his way.
- The Juggernaut: He's been fighting the League of Villains for 48 hours straight, taking 3-hour naps in-between before resuming his attack, and he's kept this up for a month and a half and likely would have gone longer if Shigaraki hadn't proven himself worthy. Mr Compress even wonders aloud when he ever finds time to eat.
- Kaiju: He looks like a monster right out of Godzilla and even has a name like one.
- Killing Intent: He radiated a huge air of menace in front of the schoolgirls and seemed ready to annihilate them if they made him angry.
- Made of Iron: Tanked Dabi's fire like it was nothing, and then ate it.
- Mechanically Unusual Fighter: While All For One and holders of One For All can use multiple Quirks due to having Quirks meant to function with others, Gigantomachia is the only known character to wield multiple Quirks without requiring modification to use them relatively safely. The Doctor's comment about his stamina implies that this is a result of his own Quirk simply making him so durable that he can soak up the side-effects without harm.
- Music Soothes the Savage Beast: Not music and more a cooldown voice, but the quickest way to stop him dead in his trail of destruction is All For One's voice, even if it's recorded.
- Mythical Motifs: To the Giants of Classical Mythology. Similar to them, he is a gigantic humanoid being and his name is the name given to the battle between the Giants and the Olympian gods.
- No Sense of Direction: He once got lost in the city looking for a hero's office.
- One-Man Army: When the League of Villains is about to face off against the Meta Liberation Army, Shigaraki plans to sic Gigantomachia on them to wear down Gigantomachia by having him annihilate the MLA (who claimed that their forces were well over 100,000 strong). None of the other members of the League of Villains doubt that Gigantomachia wouldn't be able to handle it (considering they've collectively been fighting him for about six weeks continuously with no end in sight). When Gigantomachia finally awakens and reaches the MLA, the League realizes Gigantomachia was actually going easy on them previously and severely underestimated how strong he really was because he effortlessly plows through the MLA's forces while barely even trying, something which Twice likens to an elephant stepping on ants.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He can be described as a walking disaster. He ends up leaving a giant crater in the earth after his confrontation with Gran Torino.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: During the month and a half long battle against him, it's noted by Spinner that Gigantomachia persistently tracks down Shigaraki no matter where he goes and constantly hounds him so that he can't get any rest. Shigaraki decides to exploit this when Re-Destro orders him to go to Deika City banking on Gigantomachia to chase after him and clash with the army's numbers. Sure enough the second that Gigantomachia is up it only takes him a few seconds to sniff out Shigaraki's location and track him down to Deika city.
- Scenery Censor: He's fully nude, and only convenient smoke, shadows, or shrubbery obscures his crotch. Following the merger of the League and the Meta Liberation Army, Gigantomachia is equipped with armor plating and pants, the latter presumably designed by Detnerat with his Quirks in mind.
- Secret Weapon:
- Gigantomachia was kept hidden in the mountains with implications that All For One groomed it into a safeguard in the case that the situation of the League comes to a point that they are at risk, and warns Kurogiri to use him once he believes to no longer be capable of ensuring Shigaraki's safety.
- Shigaraki uses Gigantomachia himself this way during the battle with the Meta Liberation Army. Since the army is basing all of their information on what Giran gathered they're completely unaware of Gigantomachia's existence or the League's month and a half long fight against him. Since Shigaraki knows that Gigantomachia will track him no matter what, he uses this to his advantage to have the army and Gigantomachia clash in order to wear both sides down.
- Sizeshifter: It's stated that when in battle, he literally grows in size, turning him from his already giant size to absolutely gigantic.
- Stealthy Colossus: Somehow managed to get into a city without causing a ruckus despite being so huge until he lost his patience. He also makes his full debut in Jurassic Park fashion, making huge, thumping footsteps before coming crashing through the trees. After Gran Torino manages to flee from it and capture Kurogiri, he appears to have disappeared and there's a search group after him, in spite of the fact he is gigantic.
- Strength Equals Worthiness: The reason he serves All For One and later, Tomura after the latter forces the Meta Liberation Army to surrender.
- Stunned Silence: During his rampage through Deika City, Gigantomachia screams for his masters successor. However once he reaches the site of Shigaraki and Re-Destro's battle he is left stunned, trembling, and with his iris and pupils visible. The next chapter reveals that this is a result of feeling Shigaraki's aura and realizing that he is a truly worthy successor for AFO.
- Super Prototype: Is one of a sort to the Nomu. Gigantomachia can wield the full power of multiple Quirks without needing any alteration and while still remaining fully cognizant.
- Super Senses: His sense of hearing and smell are very acute, which allows him to quickly find and locate Shigaraki from basically anywhere during their several week-long fight.
- Tears of Joy: After witnessing Re-Destro's submission to Shigaraki and the devastation wrought by his Decay, he sheds a tear as he acknowledges Shigaraki as AFO's successor.
- Threshold Guardians: For Shigaraki to get The Doctor's full cooperation, he will have to make Gigantomachia submit to him.
- Underestimating Badassery: Once Gigantomachia finally reaches Deika City the League realizes to their shock and horror that they completely underestimated how powerful he really was despite fighting him for a month and a half after seeing him tear through the Liberation Army like they were made of paper. Compress quickly realizes that he hadn't been fighting seriously at all and he seems to be getting stronger.
- Undying Loyalty: To All For One. It's deconstructed, as his overwhelming loyalty to All For One makes it difficult for him to trust that Shigaraki can competently follow in his footsteps.
- World's Strongest Man: It is unknown how strong Gigantomachia is compared to All Might, but in his own right he is one of the mightiest characters in the manga. He has enough stamina to continuously fight for 48 hours and only requires three hours sleep. Besides his inhuman strength and stamina, Gigantomachia's senses are incredibly keen and he can even defend himself when asleep. As his name implies, Gigantomachia can increase his size when fighting.
Kyudai Garaki — "Daruma Ujiko"
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)
Debut: Chapter 59 (Manga), Episode 33 (Anime)
Quirk: Life Force (Artificial Duplicate)
An older member of the League, a mysterious elderly man who worked as All For One's personal doctor. Publicly, he's the founder of Jaku General Hospital and a philanthropist who has established multiple orphanages and nursing homes. In truth, however, all of that is just a front for his true passion; developing and managing his "children", the Nomu.
While he's listed as being Quirkless publicly, he actually does possess a Quirk of his own, "Life Force", which lengthens his life span at the cost of physical mobility.
- The Ageless: His Quirk doubles his life span at the cost of his athleticism, making him look like he's only in his sixties when he's really 120-years-old! It's not his original Quirk though, just an artificial copy of the one All For One has... which was his original Quirk, until he gave it up.
- Badass Normal: He lacks a combat Quirk, but has a keen intellect enough to become one of All For One's most important minions.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason he is so devoted to All For One. Garaki was mocked and ostracised by the society when he presented his Quirk Singularity Theory. Only All For One reached out to him and funded his research.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: As shown in his interactions with the public, he hides his true self as an amoral Mad Scientist behind the facade of a good, well-mannered doctor. He founded the Jaku General Hospital as well as many orphanages and nursing homes, supports Quirk-based community healthcare, and has numerous connections to various private clinics. Unfortunately, any good these organizations do is undermined by the fact that he uses them to locate subjects for his research.
- The Bus Came Back: Nearly 160 chapters after his first appearance, he returns to the story to see if Shigaraki is a worthy successor to All For One.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: As pointed out by Present Mic, Ujiko's Quirk-replicating technology could revolutionize modern medicine, but he prefers using it for nefarious experiments.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Twisted as he may be, Garaki genuinely sees the Nomu as his children and is devastated to see them die. This is especially true of the smaller Nomu, like Mocha and Johnny.
- Evil Genius: He's the one behind the creation of the Nomus and has been experimenting with them for a long time and has created the High-End Nomus. He also implies that he can make the High-End Nomus without needing All For One, though the process is more difficult without him. Later chapters reveal that he's capable of extracting Quirks from their owners without the use of All For One's Quirk, and that he's capable of duplicating the extracted Quirks to graft into multiple subjects.
- Evil Laugh: He likes doing this a lot, whether he's talking about his prized creations or casually threatening to throw his supposed allies back to Gigantomachia. It makes him seem pretty unhinged.
- Foreshadowing: The reveal that Garaki has a longevity Quirk is foreshadowed by his conversation with Shigaraki wherein he mentions that All For One was the only one who believed in the Quirk Singularity hypothesis even though the theory is shown to have weight in the modern world with people talking about the possibility. This implies that the doctor is a lot older then he seems and probably came from a time when knowledge of Quirks was extremely limited.
- Godzilla Threshold: Unleashing the High-End Nomus he has in store to take on the heroes rampaging in his lair. Seeing how it takes 3-10 hours for them to be combat-ready, he loathes that he has to resort to such desperate attempt, but he's forced into a corner.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Whenever he's in danger, he becomes sobbing, snotty mess.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: He has an uncanny resemblance to Dr. Tsubasa — the Quirk doctor who broke the bad news to Midoriya in the past — and they even share the same voice actors.
- Large Ham:
- Mad Scientist: Seems to have this motif, being the one to create the Nomus and he even lives in your typical mad scientist lab, full on with several capsules holding High-End Nomus. Pretty much confirmed when he mentions to Shigaraki that he joined with All For One because he was the only one who shared his desires to test and experiment on the limits of Quirks no matter the cost.
- Meaningful Name:
- His fake last name, "Ujiko", is spelled 氏子 in kanji, and the literal meaning of 子 is "child", and 氏 means something along the lines of "related", referencing the fact that he sees the Nomu as his children. "Ujiko" is also a word for a dedicated shrine parishioner who is protected by the god(s) that they worship.
- His fake first name is "Daruma", and his head looks like a Daruma doll. Daruma dolls are seen as a good luck charm, referencing that his sudden reappearance to the League during their bout with poverty is a shift of fortune for them, and they are named after the man who bought Chan Buddhism to Japan. Daruma dolls cannot be knocked down, because their rounded shape and weight mean that they will just return to a standing position, just like how, despite him and his work being knocked down with All for One's arrest, he got right back up and continued working.
- His now retconned name, Maruta Shiga was meant to be this. "Shiga" was meant to indicate his admiration for and desire to be closer to All For One, whose real surname is Shigaraki, hence him taking part of his masters name for himself; "Maruta" was meant to refer to his appearance, with "maru" meaning "round" and "ta" meaning "fat." In addition, it's phonetic reversal of his fake name, "Daruma".note . It also (unintentionally) referenced Unit 731, the Japanese equivalent to Dr. Mengele, which fit in well with his Mad Scientist nature but proved too controversial to be kept.
- His now updated name, Kyudai Garaki retains the elements of his previous name without the controversy. "Kyudai" is written with the kanji for "ball" and "big" referencing his appearance and "Garaki" takes the last three syllables from All For One's surname while also including the kanji for the word tree.
- More Than Meets the Eye: He's an A rank villain, putting him on par with Dabi and several of the more dangerous Nomu.
- No Immortal Inertia: His Quirk gives him great longevity, but when Eraserhead uses his Quirk to nullify it, he rapidly ages into a much more decrepit shape, though this wears off shortly after he takes his eyes off of him.
- No Name Given: His real name is was unknown for quite a while, as he was initially referred to as simply "The Doctor" by Shigaraki. When he meets the rest of the League for the first time, he introduces himself as "Daruma Ujiko", but then admits that it's a fake name that he made on the spot. His real name was later revealed to be "Maruta Shiga", but that was immediately retconned due to controversy, so his actual real name was changed to be "Kyudai Garaki".
- Oh, Crap!: There really isn't any other way to describe the look of pure horror on his face when realizes that Endeavor and other heroes have not only figured him out but have arrived to kick his ass. He one-ups it in the end of the next chapter when Mirko corners him in his lab.
- Power Copying: The doctor has secretly developed Quirk replication technology as part of his research for All For One, which is the reason why multiple Nomu share the "Super Regeneration" Quirk despite regeneration-based Quirks being quite rare. Gathering and storing just one Quirk is an expensive and time-consuming process, however, and it's lightly implied that the replicated Quirks are weaker, or at least less pure, in some ways compared to the originals.
- Properly Paranoid: He goes to great lengths to protect his identity; warping Shigaraki and co directly to his lair, refusing to come fully out of the shadows, and establishing that any meeting should be on his terms on pain of being obliterated by Gigantomachia, although he gave the League devices to contact him in the future. Considering his status as All For One's closest supporter, and the fact that his true identity is well known within the public, it's fully justified.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives Shigaraki a minor one, pointing out he has been spoiled by Kurogiri and that, for all the support he or All For One have given to him, Shigaraki has still not accomplished anything notable.
- Retcon: His real name was initially "Maruta Shiga", but Horikoshi had his name changed immediately due to an unforeseen controversy involving the word "Maruta's" history.note His name was changed to "Kyudai Garaki" and the digital chapter of 259, where his infamous former name debuted, was reedited with this instead.
- Secret Test of Character: The Doctor reveals to Shigaraki in Chapter 222 that he always intended to support him, he just wanted to know what Shigaraki's response would be to him questioning his goals.
- Smug Snake: He will taunt the heroes and espouse the LOV's superiority, but only when things are going his way. The moment he realizes that the heroes are onto him, he goes into Oh, Crap! mode and even starts begging for mercy... only to reveal that this Doctor is a duplicate and he has just unleashed the Nomus to occupy the heroes while he makes his escape. But the moment one of the heroes busts into his inner sanctum, he goes into a bigger Oh, Crap!.
- They Called Me Mad!: Ostracized and mocked by the science community for his Quirk Singularity theory. All for One believed him, supported his studies, and as a result, he's fanatically devoted to All for One.
- Undying Loyalty: To All For One. Garaki was the first person to propose the concept of Quirk Singularity 70 years before the main story, but nobody was willing to hear him out, and he was instead mocked, ignored, and ostracized. All For One was the only person to reach out and listen to what Garaki had to say, going so far as to recruit the good doctor and commission him to perform more research. That, plus All For One's "overwhelming presence and Buddha-like smile", made Garaki see AFO as a god incarnate walking among humans. He willingly choice to give up his own Quirk to All For One and even took part of his masters true name in tribute to further prove his loyalty.
- The Unfought: The only one of All For One's servants with zero combat skill or battle experience. He sticks to the labs behind the scenes, a trait that carries over when the League of Villains merges with the Metahuman Liberation Army as Shigaraki's only direct subordinate to neither take a role as his lieutenant or be known to his forces.
- Villainous Friendship: Implied to have this with All For One, who has been shown to treat him as an equal and in one flashback is shown to have been considerate enough to hold an umbrella for the Doctor as they are in the midst of supervising a young Shigaraki.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In public, Kyudai is a beloved doctor who founded numerous hospitals, orphanages, and nursing homes, to the point that his civilian co-workers believe there must be some mistake when the heroes arrive to arrest him.
- Villain Has a Point: This Mad Scientist is completely spot-on with his Quirk Singularity theory.
??? — Dabi
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Jason Liebrecht (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice, My Hero One's Justice 2
A newer recruit of the League who joined to push Stain's ideals. Black-haired, tall and emaciated Dabi has Frankenstein-like features with his face and body covered in purplish burnt skin, staples and skin grafts. His past is a mystery, as he prefers to go by his villain name, though it's implied that he has some connection to the Todoroki family.
Dabi possesses a fire-based Quirk that allows him to produce incredibly powerful blue flames. Unlike other fire-users in the series, however, he has a weak constitution and is unable to withstand the heat of his own flames.
- Aloof Ally: Dabi has his own reasons for working with the League and as such only hangs out with them on missions. While everyone else in the League has formed a sense of camaraderie with each other, Dabi deliberately keeps a wall between them and treats the various members with either indifference or disdain. Dabi even opts out of the rematch with Gigantomachia and does his own thing separate from the League for a month and a half. In Chapter 267, he outright admits he doesn't care about the League at all.
- Ambiguously Related: While Dabi's past is a huge question mark for the most part, it's clear that he has some sort of connection to the Todoroki family:
- While direct genetic evidence extends only to his fire Quirk and his eyes being the same color as the family patriarch, Endeavor, there's an extensive amount of circumstantial evidence. For example, having an abusive father who is also a pro hero falls perfectly in line with his motivation to push Stain's philosophy. He also deliberately avoids giving out his real name, even saying that it will be revealed "at the right time" as if it's somehow significant, and has been kept away from any situation where it might forcibly be revealed such as when the hideout got raided. His burn scars make tying his appearance into the family is difficult, but flashbacks show that Endeavor's hair was virtually identical to Dabi's at his age.◊
- During the Forest Training Camp Arc, he gives Shoto Todoroki a lengthened look and comments "Shoto Todoroki, how sad..." after the teen fails to save Bakugo. While the fact that he knows Shoto's name doesn't mean much since the Vanguard Action Squad had a list of the students' names when they attacked, the strange way Dabi emphasizes Shoto's name as he leaves makes the scene seem more significant than just villainous taunting. A similarly significant feeling encounter happens between him and Endeavor during the Pro Hero Arc, ending with a promise that they'd meet again.
- There's also some circumstantial evidence on the side of the Todoroki family. Toya Todoroki, the oldest of the four children, is the only one that has not been shown outside of flashback. It's been implied that something bad happened to him, that Endeavor is to blame, and that his family is not in contact with him. What is known is that he is older than 22, though probably not much older, has a fire Quirk stronger than Endeavor's, and has a frail body that couldn't handle his Quirk. Dabi seems to relate to suffering families for some reason, which could be explained due to the Todoroki's family sadness over Toya's alleged death.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His character is themed after Death, and what's left of the skin on his face looks like the upper half of a skull. His powers also resemble Hellfire and cremation, which is what Dabi means.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He lead the Vanguard Action Squad when they attacked the training camp, being able to effectively rally the rowdy bunch, and is the only person outside of All For One's inner circle (AFO himself, the Doctor, and Shigaraki) to be given control of a Nomu.
- Avenging the Villain: While he was hardly being merciful before, after Hawks kills Twice, Dabi's intent to kill the winged hero skyrockets. Granted, he admits it's more because he's pissed that he killed Twice before he could make use of him to make his own goals come true, but the result still ends up being him wanting to turn Hawks to ashes.
- Awesome by Analysis: He has a knack for this, he's good at seeing through people, and attacking them when they can't retaliate. Even Dr. Uijiko notes how he has a sharp eye.
- Ax-Crazy: Dabi is much more subdued than most of his teammates, but whenever he gets excited, he starts to lose his grip on the reigns and will start letting out a chilling Slasher Smile then will proceed to gleefully roast his enemies alive.
- Badass Longcoat: Acquires one between joining the League and the attack on the training camp.
- Bait the Dog: During the Paranormal Liberation War Dabi starts to show sympathy for Twice, telling him that he isn't responsible for Hawks leaking their information to the heroes, rescues him from the Winged Hero, and encourages him and gives him a high five implying that Dabi is finally starting to reciprocate the comradery the League has shown. In Chapter 267, he is genuinely distraught over Twice's death... because now it will be harder to achieve his own dream.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Dabi is notably quieter than other members of the League, but he also has one of the League's strongest Quirks and highest body counts. Hawks, the #2 hero, gets most of his feathers incinerated and barely manages to kill Twice before Dabi subjects him to an even harsher No-Holds-Barred Beatdown; only Tokoyami's sudden arrival saves him.
- Body Horror: At least 80% of his body appears to be charred or skinless. The rest looks like it's been stapled onto the burned bits. As he thinks back to the Last Words said by Snatch, the patches start bleeding as if they were Tears of Blood. This is pushed further during his confrontation with Endeavor, as the stapled-together parts of his face start coming apart. He also mentions in Chapter 267 that he's Unable to Cry because his tear ducts have been burned away.
- Breaking Speech: After Tokoyami arrives to help Hawks, Dabi cruelly points out the Hero he wants to save just murdered a guy (Twice) in cold blood, and says that he's even dirtier than the villains. Tokoyami is a bit shaken, but quickly rallies, countering he just wants to protect his teacher.
- Burning with Anger: While Dabi rarely gets upset, the three times he's restrained (by Aizawa, Vlad King, and Kamui Woods) it results in him lighting himself partially on fire in an attempt to escape his captor. Each time, he's knocked out before he could seriously harm anyone or himself. When Hawks manages to kill Twice, Dabi's face turns to a furious Slasher Smile as he pours flamethrower attacks onto the hero.
- Cast from Hit Points: As Geten points out, Dabi can't continuously use his Quirk without running the risk of hurting himself. If he isn't careful, it can get to the point where the excess heat actually starts burning the skin off his body.
- Caught Monologuing: He falls victim to this a couple of times during the Paranormal Liberation Raid Arc, where he has someone at his mercy, but he talks a bit too long and accidentally gives them a chance to escape or someone else a chance to rescue them. This is actually justified, as Hawks later realizes that Dabi likely isn't just being cocky, rather he's trying to rattle his foe and buy time for himself to cool down since his Quirk is too hot for him to use powerful attacks consecutively.
- Co-Dragons: With Kurogiri to Shigaraki, later with Mr. Compress after Kurogiri is captured.
- Combat Pragmatist: Dabi has zero qualms blasting someone with fire from the get-go. His clone fires a volley straight at Shota's head when he runs out upon hearing a commotion; the attack only failed due to the latter's reflexes. Later, while getting rid of Overhaul's escort, the real Dabi combines his Quirk with Mr. Compress' to trap Snatch inside a confined space with his fire, killing the hero. Later again, he prepares to finish off Endeavor (and possibly Hawks) who is exhausted from killing the High-End Nomu, only retreating when Mirko jumps in. And finally, during the raid on their headquarters, Dabi goes straight for Hawks, who's busy making sure Twice can't jump into the fight, blindsiding him with a torrent of flame. Whatever this guy gives a crap about, it definitely isn't a fair fight.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Not so much shadows as darkened, rotten flesh. It gives off the same creepy effect, if not more so.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments:
- When he's pinned to the wall by Vlad King and called out for underestimating U.A.'s resolve, Dabi simply responds with a "why shouldn't we" and proceeds to give everyone in the room a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- On the attack of the police convoy, Shigaraki tells the group how the plan will be "as simple as a game of shoji". Then Dabi remarks how Shoji isn't a simple game.
- When Spinner rants about his motives, Dabi summarizes him to an empty cosplayer, to which Spinner agrees.
- During the clash at Deika City, Spinner yells out how there's no end to the MLA's amount of mooks. Dabi unsarcastically mentions how Spinner hasn't managed to take a single one down yet.
- When Geten keeps summoning more ice to replace the structures that Dabi is melting, Dabi mockingly asks if Deika City specifically manufactured ice as one of its exports.
- Following the MLA battle's resolution, Mr. Compress is happily eating sushi and complimenting everyone on a job well done. Dabi points out how Mr. Compress didn't really do anything, which Compress agrees to humorously.
- The Dragon: To Shigaraki. He was initially Co-Dragons with Kurogiri, but he later shares this role with Mr. Compress after Kurogiri is arrested.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He outright tells Shigaraki that he's only out for himself, though Shigaraki is fine with this since Dabi is one the most well-performing recruits. He reaffirms this in Chapter 267 to Hawks, stating that he doesn't care about the League's goals as long as they coincide with his own.
- The Dreaded: Gradually becomes this as the series progresses. Initially just described as guy who hasn't committed any flashy crimes, Dabi manages to corral bloodthirsty A-rank villains like Moonfish and Muscular, and his Quirk is potent enough for Re-Destro to mark him as a high priority target and direct Geten, the MLA's elite fighter, to focus on nothing else but keeping Dabi occupied. Dabi eventually becomes an A-rank villain himself.
- Does Not Like Spam: Detests dead fish, and so he ends up being the only one not eating after the League finally gets their sushi banquet.
- Dynamic Entry: Introduces himself to the U.A. students during the forest attack by blasting his way through the door, and almost catching Ashido and Kirishima in the blast radius.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Averted. While the rest of the League grows to actually care about each other over the course of the story, he's the only one who still regards them as allies of convenience.
- Evil Is Burning Hot: Whenever Dabi decides to use his Quirk, it's always going to be large scale, cause destructive collateral damage, and involve someone getting scorched alive.
- Evil Duo: Subverted. He and Toga are introduced together as Loony Fans of Stain and are recruited at the same time, but they don't really act together.
- Elemental Eye Colors: Inverted. He has Icy Blue Eyes but his Quirk is fire-based, though the colour of his flames do match his eyes because fire burns blue when it's really hot.
- Fiery Stoic: He can unleash flames hot enough to incinerate most people in seconds, but in contrast to Toga, he is more quiet, reserved, and mature.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Inverted. While the rest of the League has grown to form some kind of companionship with each other, Dabi makes no attempt at all to grow close with them, often insults them, and in general never looks like he enjoys their company. Dabi is rarely seen with the group and is often off to do his own thing. At one point he says he is only looking out for himself. After Twice is killed by Hawks, Dabi out rights says he never cared for them from the start. The only reason he stays with the league is to further his own agenda.
- Glasgow Grin: Piercings and burn marks visually separate his lower jaw from the rest of his face.
- Glass Cannon: While his Quirk is incredibly powerful, allowing him to casually blast emergency vehicles off roads and scorch an entire forest without much effort, Dabi himself is very frail. His Twice clone is destroyed in only a few hit, and Gran Torino was able to completely knock him out in a single kick. This could have something to do with his weak constitution, a trait that was shared by Touya, the apparently dead eldest son of the Todoroki family. The plot thickens...
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His face, neck and arms are covered in dark purplish burn scars, hooked on by surgical staples. Later on, its shown that these extend to his torso, lower back, and legs as well.
- Hidden Depths: Snatch's Last Words apparently resonated with him on some level, as he "thought so hard about it I (Dabi) went crazy". Dabi is also far from impressed with Geten's Social Darwinist speech during their battle.
- Hero Killer: Follows in Stain's footsteps by killing the pro hero Snatch during the League's attack on Chisaki's transport.
- Hypocrite: He calls Hawks a monster for killing Twice, "a man just protecting his friends," and then immediately attacks Tokoyami, who is just trying to protect his mentor, while also calling the teen selfish for attempting to do so. Minutes earlier, he called out the heroes for using students in a major assault but has no problem attacking a student himself. Not to mention the whole "working with an Omnicidal Maniac because he disagrees with the hero system" thing.
- Hypocritical Humour:
- When he first sees Shigaraki, Dabi mentions how gross he looks. The bottom half of Dabi's face is charred and his face is full of piercings.
- Later on, Dabi criticizes the rest of the League for holing up in the ruins of a building instead of trying to recruit more members. Toga rebuttals on how he has not been successful with a single recruit yet either, and Twice calls Dabi out on how all of his "attempts" to recruit new members result in them being flash fired to death after they fail to live up to his ridiculously high standards.
- I Know Your True Name: He calls out Hawks' real name, Keigo Takami, in the middle of their fight. Seeing as it isn't common knowledge, the veteran hero actually freezes up for a moment.
- I Shall Taunt You: Dabi tends to mock his opponents, pointing out flaws in their beliefs and rattling them. Hawks eventually realizes this is most likely meant to give himself time to cool down from his attacks, seeing as his body isn't immune from the heat.
- It's All About Me: His sadness over Twice's death is because it makes it harder to achieve his goals rather than any actual emotional connection.
- If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Initially not at all trusting of Hawks, the supposed hero traitor, Dabi assigns him a test to prove his loyalty by having him kill a pro hero. When Hawks comes back with what he claims is Best Jeanist's dead body, even Dabi is surprised, claiming that even if Hawks didn't actually kill Best Jeanist, he still killed someone to pass off as Best Jeanist's corpse, which is good enough in Dabi's book.
- Jerkass: He's condescending and downright rude to practically everyone he interacts with. He makes no bones about the fact that he doesn't care about Shigaraki or his plans for the League, and his interactions with the other members, Spinner primarily, leave a lot to be desired. After Twice dies he admits that he is angry but not because he just lost a friend but rather that a valuable pawn for his scheme is now gone. He later tells Hawks that he doesn't care one bit about Shigaraki or the League and only cares about achieving his own dream.
- Lean and Mean: Tall and lanky and a consumate sociopath.
- Loony Fan: Averted. Like Toga, he appears to be a fan of Stain, vowing to finish what he started. Unlike Toga, he actually values Stain's views, which only makes him more dangerous.
- Meaningful Name: His name directly translates into "Cremation".
- Mugging the Monster: At one point, Dabi wanders into a dark alley to recruit the villains lurking around there. The gang ridicules him as disgusting, and then threaten to kill him. Dabi retorts by calling them all ambitionless trash, and incinerates the whole gang in seconds.
- Mysterious Past: His real name is unknown, as is the reason his body is so badly burnt. Hawks even outright states that he was the only other person aside from Shigaraki he couldn't find any information on.
- Nightmare Face: Not as much as Toga, but during the hero raid on the PLF headquarters he sports some positively ghoulish expressions, particularity after Twice's death.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dabi can't normally engage in prolonged combat because his Quirk damages his body too badly. However, he is sufficiently enraged enough by Hawks killing Twice that he repeatedly blasts Hawks with fire until the latter is a burnt, scorched mess. Dabi's Quirk countering Hawks' means that Hawks is unable to retaliate and can only curl on the floor while Dabi pummels him with flames.
- Not Quite Flight: Dabi can release fire from his legs to hover in midair similar to Endeavor, as Tokoyami and a severely-burned Hawks find out. Judging by his wording and the fact he lacks fire resistance, however, he can't maintain it long without potentially cooking his legs.
- Not So Stoic: He can get a lot more lively when pushed, to the point the stitching on his cheeks begins to be pulled apart and come undo as he yells.
- Oh, Crap!: Downplayed, but this is his and the League's reaction to when Dabi's dreaded fire Quirk is just casually shrugged off by Gigantomachia.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: The story has conspicuously keeps his real name a mystery. When he first meets Shigaraki, he flat out refuses to reveal his real name. He's notably the only League member whose true identity isn't revealed by Gran Torino during the heroes' raid on the bar, and it's ambiguous if that's because Dabi was knocked out at the time,note or because the police actually don't know what Dabi's name is. Later chapters support the latter theory being true as Hawks mentions that despite his extensive research into the League Dabi was the only member other then Shigaraki he couldn't find any information on.
- Out of the Inferno: A given due to his powers but also downplayed since Dabi isn't immune to fire and thus can't actually walk into his own flames but he still uses the effect.
- Person of Mass Destruction: His Quirk is equally dangerous to everyone in the environment as it is to Dabi himself. During the battle with the Meta Liberation Army, Twice actually briefly considers cloning a small army of Dabi's, but then realizes that the result of that would be everyone dying before Gigantomachia even arrives.
- Pet the Dog: Subverted. When Twice is about to be killed by Hawks, Dabi arrives in a nick of time to rescue him. After doing so, he reassures Twice that his loyalty is known and he doesn't blame Twice for the situation they're in. However, Dabi later admits he never cared about the League from the start and Hawks points out he doesn't have the face of someone whose friend just got killed. Dabi remarks that he is sad because with Twice around, his dreams had a better chance of becoming true. Implying he didn't care about Twice as a comrade, and the League as a whole is a means to an end for him.
- Playing with Fire: His Quirk is fire-based, although his flames are blue, making them hotter than Todoroki's. How his flames compare to Endeavor's is unknown, his usual fire is blue so he can use it more readily than him. On the other hand, he has to use it far less than Endeavor due to his injured body and resistances. Either way, he's able to turn groups of people into charred corpses within seconds.
- Properly Paranoid: Dabi never really trusted Hawks from the beginning, hence how he quickly figures out who leaked their location.
- Required Secondary Powers: Averted. As seen by his extensive burn scars, he doesn't have any resistance to fire, and a point is made he can't even use his powers for too long without his body rapidly overheating.
- Sadist: He's a little less bloodthirsty than Muscular and Shigaraki as he is able to keep his murderous instincts in check most of the time. Yet every time he uses his Quirk, he has a sadistic smile on his face.
- Scary Stitches: His skin grafts are attached by them, and they seem only semi-effective at doing the job. Dabi isn't someone you want to meet in person either, and definitely someone you don't want to annoy.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he realizes that he'll have to fight Mirko, one of the strongest heroes in the country, at full health in order to get a shot at the injured and exhausted Endeavor and Hawks Dabi wisely flees.
- Serial Killer: Strongly implied to be one when the pro hero Snatch mentions a string of crimes involving burnt corpses. Snatch himself is shortly after added to the body count.
- A Sinister Clue: He happens to be conspicuously left-handed, which connects to his villain status as left-handedness used to be likewise frowned upon in Japanese culture.
- Smarter Than You Look: Like Shigaraki, he looks like a crazed thug with only a strong Quirk backing him. Yet he was the one who kept the heroes on their toes and distracted them from the League's true objective. In battle, this translates him to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents and striking at their soft spot.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He has a rather quiet voice and rarely raises it, but is still a Serial Killer all the same. The one time he actually does end up yelling at someone (Endeavor), Shigaraki mentions in surprise that he "never knew Dabi could shout that loudly".
- The Spook: To the heroes and the villains alike, Dabi just shows up out of nowhere with a powerful Quirk and a relentless desire to burn down hero society. Nobody actually knows what his Quirk is called, what his vision of a "brighter future" is, or even where he comes from. Hawks even tried to look into him specifically and came up with nothing.
- Squishy Wizard: His Quirks makes him one most dangerous members of the League of Villains, but he's held back by a very weak constitution. A single kick is enough to knock him out, and due to the aforementioned aversion to Required Secondary Powers, he can't even use his own powers too much at once without a severe toll on his body.
- Static Character: He's remained pretty much the same since he first appeared, largely because his Enigmatic Minion and The Spook status keeps most of his character hidden. Notably, while he, Toga, and Spinner were all introduced as followers of Stain's ideals, he's the only one who still holds to that drive some 200+ chapters later, while Toga and Spinner both grew beyond it to care about the League.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Between his dark hair and outfit and his sometimes derisive attitude.
- Tears of Blood: The scabs under his eyes bleed appear to create this effect.
- Technicolor Fire: In contrast to other fire-users in the series, Dabi's fire is always bright blue.
- Unable to Cry: Thanks to the burns around his eyes, he has no tear ducts and is unable to cry over Twice's death.
- Underestimating Badassery:
"More than Twice... More than anyone... You should've been keeping both eyes on me."
- Invoked by Hawks when he shows the PLF's lieutenants video of Midoriya, Bakugo, and Todoroki failing to catch some villains because he beat them to it, causing Dabi to condescendingly say that they don't look like they've improved that much. What Dabi doesn't know is that Hawks purposely interrupted the students' battle in order to make the PLF underestimate them.
- Played straight ironically enough with Hawks himself who spend most of his energy observing Twice due to his insane Quirk and didn't pay as much attention to Dabi. Then Dabi reveals Hawks' true name, reveals his own, and makes clear his own ambitions to change the world. Dabi himself lampshades the fact that the hero should have kept a close eye on him.
- The Un Reveal: Played for drama. When Hawks directly asks who he is, Dabi honestly answers but the actual reply is represented as a solid black speech bubble with no text. Based on Hawks' reaction, whatever he said was quite the answer.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His Quirk can do some major damage, but Dabi seems to prefer spamming it all over the place. In the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book, he has a D in technique. By the time of the raid, however, Dabi does start holding back a bit, allowing him to do things like fly by shooting fire from his feet.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Unlike the other characters who have fire Quirks, Dabi never displays any sophisticated techniques that differ from "turning his target into a blue fireball". Of course, Dabi hasn't really been in a situation where that hasn't worked out for him yet besides Gigantomachia and Geten.
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice, My Hero One's Justice 2
One of the League's newer recruits, Himiko Toga is a demented and constantly flustered 17-year-old girl suspected of several murders. She was the eldest daughter of her family before she went missing on the day of her middle school graduation. She apparently joined the League to make the world a place where she can be herself.
Her Quirk, "Transform", allows her to change her appearance through the ingestion of someone's blood.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents were disgusted with her Quirk and tried to suppress it from a young age, putting immense pressure on her to be "normal" and calling her a "creepy demon child".
- Affably Evil: It's eerie how friendly she is to people who she's trying to kill. This is made even more so by the fact that despite trying to stab her, she still seems to genuinely think of Uraraka as a friend.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Obsession with others aside, Toga's addiction to blood is very close to the actual disorder known as Renfield's syndrome. Curious, like every other member of the Meta Liberation Army, is a proponent of the theory that Personality Powers are a real thing and that they can't be avoided, which would make Toga's issue mostly biological instead of psychiatric. Of course, there's likely some heavy bias on Curious' argument, no thanks to the theory being convenient to the MLA's extreme libertarian message.
- Ax-Crazy: A psychotic girl with a Blood Lust and tendency to kill the people she falls for, being that she falls in love fairly easily. Twice getting killed by Hawks during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc sends her completely off the deep end and she goes on a killing spree, murdering heroes left and right.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Considering that her Quirk requires ingesting a person's blood to transform into them, it's not much of a surprise that she's as Ax-Crazy as she is. This is deconstructed in that her past shows she was ostracized by her own parents for her obsession with blood even at a young age, and the stress of trying to be "normal" and deny her urges eventually caused her to snap and become the Serial Killer she is today.
- Beneath the Mask: Himiko does this twice. The first time is when she suppresses her natural affinity for blood in order to seem "normal" and make her parents happy, wearing a mask if fake smiles to fit in. The second time is after she gave in to her lust for blood and wore another mask of fake smiles in order to lie to herself and not admit that she isn't happy. Chitose commented on this and called Himiko's smiling face that of a "beautiful doll" when the girl said that she was happy and this was her normal.
- Beware the Silly Ones: A blushing schoolgirl with a wacky hairdo, and an out-there personality. She's introduced after seemingly just murdering somebody. She even takes down Rock Lock, a pro hero, by stabbing him from behind.
- Blood Lust: Her Quirk makes her naturally attracted to blood, hence why she chops up people. The reason she became interested in Stain was because of how bloody he appeared during video footage and she also blushes when she first sees Midoriya, since he was a bloody mess right after his fight with Muscular.
- Blood Magic: Her Quirk requires blood ingestion in order to work. The more blood she drinks, the more she can stay in a transformed state, so she's literally fueled by blood.
- Bloodbath Villain Origin: A flashback reveals that she stabbed a classmate and drank from his wound with a straw with a look of ecstasy on her face before she became a serial killer and joined the League.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: She claims that there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of her actions and says that her way of life "perfectly normal". Whether she actually believes this however is also debatable since it was clear that she was lying to Chitose and got angry when the reporter was painting her as a victim.
- Body Horror: When her transformation ends, the "skin" of the person she's wearing literally melts off of her like goo.
- Bowdlerise: Toga's Quirk allows her to take on someone's appearance and voice by ingesting their blood, complete with their clothes. However, this also melts any clothes she's currently wearing. While disguised as Camie in the anime, she instead has an opaque white bodysuit that resembles the tone of human skin rather than being blatantly naked upon revealing her Quirk. Though this was only in the original TV broadcast as the Blu-ray (and Toonami airing) showed her fully nude with only the transformation goop covering her.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: One of the most dangerous girls presented as a villain is appalled by the fact that her new battle gear doesn't look cute at all.
- Confusion Fu: Her main fighting style is to use sneak attacks, by hiding, striking, vanishing and repeating, it makes her hard to follow, and harder to strike back against. Her costume is further designed to supplement this by letting her take in a large quantity of blood from multiple people simultaneously, allowing her to transform on the fly and sow confusion even better.
- Covered in Scars: Her battle against Curious has been so intense that she is now sporting quite her fair share of permanent scars all over her body and face, which she herself acknowledges makes her look creepier. Whether she actually has scars or not however is debatle since unlike every single other character such as Aizawa and Izuku, after a period of healing, there have been shown no visible trace of any scars in the manga
- Cute But Psycho: She's a cute teenage girl, but completely bonkers.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has teeth like those of a vampire.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: For whatever reason, Toga decided to keep wearing a school uniform once she left her past life behind to become a villain/mass murderer. Several years seem to have passed since then, so her Sailor Fuku looks roughly the size a long T-shirt.
- Dark Chick: One of the few female members of the League so far, and the only one after Magne's death, as well as one of the most deranged members introduced.
- Depraved Bisexual: Initially, it was somewhat ambiguous, as she's explicitly attracted to Stain and Midoriya, while also showing great interest in Tsuyu and Uraraka. Additionally, Horikoshi's notes on her prototype character sketches described her as "possibly bisexual". Eventually, she was confirmed to be this in Chapter 223, where she states that she fell in love with Stain, Midoriya, and Uraraka.
- Digital Bikini: Once her Quirk's transformation wears off, Toga is left naked. Certain airings of the anime change this so she's still wearing a skin-tight bodysuit after turning back.
- Dissonant Serenity: Zigzagged. Due to her Blue-and-Orange Morality, Toga can can unnervingly chipper in scenarios that others would consider horrific.
- Eyepatch of Power: Toga is shown wearing an eyepatch over her right eye after the battle against the Meta Liberation Army. However, it's initially unknown if she lost her eye or if she just needed it until it healed. Chapter 245 shows that her eye is fine, and she loses the eyepatch.
- Fangs Are Evil: Clearly shown to have vampire-like fangs for canine teeth, all four of them.
- First-Name Basis: Toga seems to prefer referring to the people she considers friends, including her boss and enemies, by their first names and an honorific. Notably, when she is around Overhaul, someone she hates for murdering Magne, she refers to him by his last name Chisaki.
- Foil: She and Dabi joined the League at the same time and are complete opposites in almost everything. They're both serial killers, but in most other areas they're polar opposites:
- Dabi's Quirk is insanely powerful, but without it, his body is a wet paper bag. Toga's Quirk is still unbelievably useful but does absolutely nothing in combat. Instead, she is extremely smart and fast for having no augmentations and is surprisingly durable for her stature.
- Dabi speaks when he needs to and gets to the point, while Toga is a Motor Mouth.
- Toga is a pretty young girl that would fit in a crowd vs. Dabi who is an absolutely horrific looking burn victim, so much so that he gave away their hideout because of his skin grafts.
- Dabi is extremely hostile and rude, while Toga is overly familiar with everyone, including people she's trying to murder.
- Dabi's personal reasons for evil seem to stem from hatred, while Toga's come from a twisted idea of love.
- Toga is very good at being covert even without her powers and is the go-to for the League's infiltration operations, where Dabi completely lacks subtlety and can't help but make a scene even if he didn't need to (and making a disaster area in the process).
- Finally, Dabi is a Dragon with an Agenda who doesn't give a rat's ass about anyone in the League aside from himself, while Toga is loyal and on good terms with the entire rest of the League, especially Twice.
- Foreshadowing: Her shapeshifting Quirk has been hinted since her introduction, when she stated that she wanted to "kill and be Stain" and further referenced by her wishes to become the people she loves.
- Friendly Enemy: To an incredibly creepy extent as Toga often tries to make friends with the people she is fighting against even if she is trying to drain their blood. For example, when she first encounters Uraraka and Tsuyu, she tries to give the former love advice and use Tsuyu's Affectionate Nickname. Suffice it to say, everyone is creeped out by this habit of hers.
- Full-Frontal Assault: If she transforms over her clothes, they are absorbed and destroyed by her Quirk. Since any clothes she adds with her ability overlaps on what she is already wearing, she would become effectively naked once she deactivated her Quirk. Because of this, she's actually naked under her transformation whenever she creates clothes with her Quirk. Furthermore, she doesn't appear to be the least bit bothered when, after copying Rock Lock, Aizawa immediately sees through her deception and negates her Quirk, thus rendering her completely exposed.
- Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: Toga's parents responded to her increasing interest in blood by demanding that she suppress her urges. Never receiving psychological help led to her mortally wounding a classmate when she finally cracked.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her psychotic nature, it's obvious that she genuinely cares for the rest of her teammates, especially Twice.
- Hypocritical Humour: She points out how Shigaraki seems disturbed and that Dabi just has bad taste in people. Meanwhile, she's a serial killer who is crushing on the heroes trying to arrest her. Dabi is the only one who cares enough to snipe back.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Is literally the reason why she started attacking people to drink their blood and why she joined the league of villains. Life is hard and she wants to live in a world that is easier.
- The Immodest Orgasm: In the scene where Toga is disguised as Rock Lock, as she tries to stab her precious Midoriya and he remembers her name, it's pretty obvious from her expression what happened. Afterwards, she seen wrapped in what's left of her clothes in what looks like a state of afterglow.(with a completely red face and exhausted eyes) I'm so glad I got to work temp here..."
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: While not outright sex, it's clear she is deriving some pleasure from attacking her victims and appears to have some level of attraction to several of her enemies, including Uraraka, Tsuyu, and Midoriya. During her fight against Uraraka and Tsuyu, she even pins Tsuyu against a tree, which she uses both to get closer to her and stab her. As Camie, when she pins Midoriya down and twists his arm, it looks like she's sexually assaulting him. Then there's her surprise attack on him during the yakuza base assault, which is as orgasmic as Horikoshi could make it without upping the rating of the manga."I'M SO HAPPY, IZUKU!"
- Kill and Replace: She loves Stain so much she wants to kill him and then be him. Given her blood activated shapeshifting Quirk, she possibly could. It's implied that she wants to do this to everyone she "loves" and has done so multiple times in the past.
- Knife Nut: Knives are her Weapon of Choice and her signature when she kills someone as Aizawa points out. She has a switchblade, which she uses for self-defense. She also has sets of knives she carries while in her villain costume to help her draw blood.
- Know When to Fold 'Em:
- When help comes for Uraraka and Tsuyu, she stops mid-attack and heads off, stating simply that she knows if she sticks around she'll be overpowered.
- When Uraraka and Sero show up to help Midoriya she flees immediately, though she isn't happy about their alone time being interrupted.
- Lethal Harmless Powers: As it turns out, Uraraka's Quirk also works wonders for villains if you make an opponent float way up in the air, then let them plummet and splat on the ground.
- Logical Weakness: Her Quirk and combat style requires her to hide and confuse her opponent, and her most powerful offensive options are close range. As a result, multiple opponents are not something she can handle, and she quickly excuses herself whenever she's faced with more than two enemies. Furthermore, her Quirk has a major handicap: she can only stay transformed based on the amount of someone's blood she's ingested. If she runs out, she loses the ability to turn into that person until she gains more of their blood.
- Loony Fan: Of Stain. She doesn't even care about his ideals, she just thinks he's cool and wants to Kill and Replace him.
- Love at First Sight: She gets a crush on Midoriya as soon as she laid eyes on him (mostly because his body was mangled and covered in his own blood), though her feelings get much stronger after her encounter with him during the provisional hero license exam. This is not a good thing.
- Love Freak: Completely deconstructed. When Spinner asked why she followed Stain, her response is that she loves Stain, Midoriya, and Uraraka and that everything she does, she does out of love. Of course, her version of love is violently stabbing her love interests and becoming them. She believes that her Quirk lets her copy powers too so that she could become those she "loves" even more.
- Luminescent Blush: She blushes for almost everything.
- Mask of Sanity: Her parents forced her to pretend to be a normal student up until she finally snapped and started killing people.
- Master of Disguise: Her Quirk's power and operation is all over this, as it allows her to perfectly mimic someone's appearance.
- Messy Hair: Her hairstyle is so wild that Horikoshi has trouble drawing it regularly.
- Ms. Fanservice: Constantly being turned on by blood and being butt naked during battle makes her the villainous version of this.
- Nightmare Face: She's a master at doing them. For one specific example, when Aizawa bound her in his binds and erased her Quirk all in the same movement, Toga gave him a look of cold anger, grabbed hold of the binds, and promptly used the momentum to stab him in the shoulder.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Has a considerable blood fetish.
- Not So Different: Considers herself and Uraraka to be similar in that they both have someone they "like" that they want to be more like. They even fall for the same guy. But while Uraraka's feelings for Midoriya are healthy and she merely feels inspired to be more heroic like him, Toga's feelings are so twisted she wants to bleed, become and possibly replace him.
- Oblivious to Hatred: She seems to think Uraraka and Tsuyu are her friends, despite being an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer with a serious case of Blood Lust. Tsuyu even tells her not to use a First-Name Basis with her since she only lets her friends do it, but she doesn't comply.
- Older Than They Look: She invokes the image of a middle schooler through clothes that look too oversized for her and a Girlish Pigtails hairstyle that she wore as a child. In truth, she's one year older than the main cast.
- Personality Powers: Deconstructed. Having a Quirk that requires ingested blood for activation means that she has a natural affinity for blood since it's more or less part of her biological instincts, but because society would obviously consider such behavior psychotic and inappropriate, she had no choice but to try suppressing her own Blood Lust in order to fit within society. Needless to say, she eventually snapped and became a bloodsucking serial killer after witnessing enough everyday violence, embracing her true nature as result. Her obsessive nature is also justified by her ability to transform into others.
- Perky Female Minion: Almost constantly chipper, friendly and energetic - even in the midst of trying to stab someone.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: Midoriya was freaked out by the fact she appeared before him in the nude as Camie.
- Power Copying: She can copy a person's Quirk along with their appearance.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She goes on one in Chapter 273 in reaction to Twice's death, in which she disguised herself as a hero, infiltrated a small group of heroes invading the PLF mansion, and then begin to stab the other heroes in the group when they realized she didn't belong.
- Sailor Fuku: Unlike the Class 1-A girls, her school uniform falls under this. It makes her psychopathy more horrifying since it emphasizes that she really is just a teenage girl. This is actually invoked since while on the run from police, she eventually figured out people would be less suspicious of her in that outfit.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: She wears her school uniform while hanging around the League, and her villain costume is just her bloodsucking apparatus on top of it.
- Serial Killer: The first time we see her, she's standing in front of what looks like a corpse with blood on her face. Later, Giran confirms that she's a suspect in a string of murders.
- Shapeshifter: Her Quirk is "Transform", which allows her to change her appearance into anyone she ingests blood from. She gets aroused from doing this to people she likes, preferably after she's killed them.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Delivers one to Curious, angrily refuting the latter's attempts to frame her as a victim.
- Situational Sociability: While freaking out about the idea that people might be "coming on to her" and saying she was not ready for something like that and admitting that she gets embarrassed when having to get naked if she wanted to create clothes for her transformations, she has no problem telling people how great they would look if they were bleeding and seems to forget all about being naked in the heat of the moment.
- Slasher Smile: She sports one that would make Kouta Hirano proud during her rant about love in the Forest Training Camp Arc. Later, in the Meta Liberation Army Arc, she sports another one during her fight with Curious that temporarily stops Curious in her tracks.
- The Smurfette Principle: After Magne's death, she's the only female member of the League of Villains.
- Spanner in the Works: Together with Twice in the Internship Arc. Sir Nighteye's operation had predicted that the relationship between the League of Villains and the Hassaikai wasn't good, but they show up anyway to help Chisaki's escape. Then it's spun around while still being played straight in that she and Twice are there to sabotage the Hassaikai, indirectly helping the heroes take down Mimic. Late in the operation, Toga disguises herself as Midoriya to lead the outside team to the ground that's above the area where Midoriya and Nighteye are holding off Overhaul, giving them a chance to pull a Big Damn Heroes.
- Stalker with a Crush: She's got it bad for Midoriya and Uraraka. Or could she just be out of their blood?
- Teens Are Monsters: She ran away from school and started her started down her path as a serial killer even before she had a chance to graduate from middle-school.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Her profile says that she likes pomegranates, rather appropriately as their juice looks like blood.
- Tragic Villain: Toga's behavior is ultimately a result of her Quirk and improper means of addressing it as a child:
- As a child, Toga was fascinated by blood due to her Quirk. Bringing a wounded bird to her parents, they were disgusted and brought her to a Quirk counselor to make her "normal", the counselor's advice amounting to telling Toga to repress the urges. She tried to do so for the sake of looking normal to her parents and society, but years of hiding behind a mask eventually caused her to snap, as she proceeded to stab the boy she had a crush on and drank his blood through a straw, crying the entire time. Now incapable of restraining herself, she went on the run and began indulging in the impulses to an extreme, becoming the crazed Serial Killer she is today.
- Invoked by both Curious and Re-Destro of the Meta Liberation Army. The two looked into Toga's background, and upon learning of her origins, felt she was the perfect candidate to be a martyr for their cause. They intended on killing her and then making her story public to elicit sympathy and justification for the Army's cause, only to fail once Toga realizes she can copy Uraraka's Quirk and uses it to kill Curious. Re-Destro orders any footage of the fight to be destroyed for the sake of maintaining morale.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Ambiguous. While Curious believes that being threatened and victimized by her prompted Toga's powers to evolve, teaching her how to use the Quirks of the people she impersonates, Toga herself believes that because she shows her "love" for people by becoming them, she can copy their Quirks to "love even more". It's unclear who is actually correct.
- Vampire: Her sharp teeth, blood being seen around her mouth, and the mention of her killing people by draining their blood, all seem to give the impression that her Quirk is vampire-based. This is kind of true as she just needs to ingest a person's blood to transform into them. Chapter 225, which focuses on Curious trying to learn more about her, is even titled "Interview with a Vampire".
- Villainous Crush: Of sorts for Midoriya, though it mostly means she wants to bleed him more. Her ecstatic reaction to Midoriya remembering her name, however, hints that she actually does have feelings for him. It's just those feelings are as twisted as she is. She also loves Uraraka and Stain and holds them on a similar pedestal.
- Villainous Friendship:
- She forms a deep one with Twice in the Internship Arc. When the latter gets his mask torn up and starts freaking out, she quickly comes to his aid and covers the broken part of it with a handkerchief of hers to stop his breakdown. She then consoles him over the guilt he has about having inadvertently caused Magne's death, and the two spend the rest of the arc making fun of the yakuza together.
- She was very close with Magne, treating the older villain like a Cool Big Sis.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her Quirk doesn't help in combat at all, but she's fast and deadly with her blades. She's also good at hiding. So good that she disappears several times, fighting Midoriya, to the point that he mistakes her Quirk for one that lets her Flash Step. This may change since she's discovered that she can actually use the Quirk of the person she transformed into.
- Wham Shot:
- The scene of her Camie disguise melting away, revealing that it was actually Toga all along.
- Right after that, she shows that she has Midoriya's blood, and can transform into him now. She transforms into him once during the Internship Arc, so she can't transform into Midoriya again.
- During her fight against the Meta Liberation Army, she shows she can use the powers of the person she copies.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Her parents were disgusted by her bloodsucking Quirk and wanted her to act normal.
- Yandere: Played with. On the surface, she's an Ax-Crazy Knife Nut with a fetish for blood and a desire to "be like" anyone she is "in love" with, including Stain, Midoriya, and Uraraka. However, whether her love for them extends from genuine feelings for the individual in question or just to their blood and wanting to become one with them is unknown. She does little of the standard version of this aside from attempting to kill them when they fight. In addition, rather than the standard "cute and harmless" appearance associated with this, Toga's appearance is usually Cute But Psycho from the outset.
Shuichi Iguchi — Spinner
Voiced by: Ryou Iwazaki (Japanese), Larry Brantley (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
A newer recruit of the League, a young man who was treated poorly back in his hometown due to his reptilian features. After being inspired Stain's desire to change society, he joined the League with hopes of ending discrimination against those with heteromorphic Quirks.
His Quirk is "Gecko", which allows him to cling to walls and other vertical surfaces, much like a gecko.
- All There in the Manual: According to his profile in the Volume 24 Extras, the giant makeshift sword he used during the School Trip Arc is called the "Super Knife Knife Sword". His profile also reveals that his family had reptilian based Quirks as well.
- Ambiguously Human: He has a reptilian appearance due to his Quirk, which earned him all sorts of abuse back in his hometown.
- Badass Normal: Spinner's Quirk isn't particularly useful in a fight, but he's able to hold his own quite well with his swordplay. This is taken up a notch after the League's relentless training against Gigantomachia, after which he's able to hold his own singlehandedly against the dozens of the Meta Liberation Army's foot soldiers with little issue.
- BFS: He had one, referred to as the "Super Knife Knife Sword" in the Volume 24 extras, that was made up of a bunch of smaller blades tied together. He only uses it during his fight with Mandalay, as it was destroyed by Midoriya during said fight. Spinner swaps it out for a regular sword later, which proves to be more effective.
- Blessed with Suck: Spinner definitely seems to have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Quirks. The only power that "Gecko" gives him is the ability to stick to walls, which, by itself, isn't exactly a bad power to have. However, the Quirk also gave him his reptilian appearance, which made him a constant victim of discrimination in his hometown. Making matters worse, the Volume 24 extras note that his Quirk was considered particularly weak even amongst his family's less than impressive reptilian based Quirks. It's a small wonder he became such a bitter shut-in.
- Boisterous Weakling: Early on, a lot of Spinner's attitude seems to stem from his insecurities regarding his weak Quirk. Horikoshi himself notes in the Volume 24 Extras that Spinner's massive sword made of knifes is the ultimate representation of his desire to look bigger and stronger then he really is. He grows out of this during the Meta Liberation Army Arc, in which he dedicates himself to lighten his teammate's load, particularly Shigaraki.
- Character Development: Spinner enters the series as blind Stain Fan Boy who spotted of Stain's gospel without really understanding it himself. As it became more and more clear that most of the League weren't interested in promoting Stain's ideology, Spinner struggled with his role in the group, and openly questioned what the point of their existence was. During the Meta Liberation Army Arc, he realizes that he and Shigaraki are a lot more alike than he initially thought and comes to terms with his role as a follower, deciding that he wants to see the world that Shigaraki, a man as hollow as he is, will create.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Due to his appearance, Spinner was a constant victim of discrimination when he was young, to the point where he thought was just a normal part of life. He became a hollow shut-in as a result, and even after being inspired by Stain to stand up and change society, he still feels like nothing more than a hollow cosplayer.
- A Day in the Limelight: The Meta Liberation Army Arc, which is one for the League of Villains as a whole, serves as a big one for Spinner in particular. Not only does he serve as The Narrator for the arc, but he also acts as the deuteragonist of it, with one of the major subplots being him coming to terms with his role within the League and developing a powerful loyalty towards Shigaraki.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The discrimination he suffered from in his early life made bitter and caused him to withdraw from society. After seeing Stain's message to the world, however, he became inspired and decided to follow in Stain's footsteps by joining the League of Villains in an effort to spread Stain's words. By the time of the Meta Liberation Army Arc, it becomes clear that there is barely any of Stain's influence left in the League (assuming there ever was any in the first place), and Spinner is left wondering why he's still with the League and what his purpose going forward will be. He eventually decides that he wants to see the world Shigaraki will create after he destroys everything he hates and dedicates himself to serving his boss.
- Determinator: What Spinner lacks in special ability he makes up for in sheer willpower, managing to hold off a small militia of trained Quirk users during the Meta Liberation Army Arc using only his physical prowess, sword skills, and his ability to cling to vertical surfaces.
- Drives Like Crazy: Dabi gripes at him for weaving all over the road while driving a stolen prison van because he gets carsick easily. The fact that he learned to drive from video games might have something to do with his less than stellar skills.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Since he joined the League of Villains because he idolized Stain and wants to improve society, he obviously isn't happy about attacking police officers to get at the arrested Overhaul.
- Fanboy: Of Stain's, so much so that he models his entire career as a supervillain around him.
- Fantastic Racism: He was a victim of this growing up due to his appearance. Part of his motivation for joining the League was the hope that he could somehow put an end to it.
- Fights Like a Normal: His Quirk isn't combat-oriented, so he fights more like his idol, Stain, instead.
- Hot-Blooded: Full of bluster and bombast despite initially having very little to back it up. This is later zig-zagged when it revealed to partially be a front to mask his insecurities.
- Hidden Depths: As revealed in the Meta Liberation Army Arc, beneath all of Spinner's Hot-Blooded bluster is a vulnerable, alienated and surprisingly introspective young man Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life.
- Honor Before Reason: Even though Midorya is on Shigaraki's hit list, he steps in personally to prevent Magne from attacking him, because Stain had personally spared him before. This is while he's in the middle of his own fight with Mandalay, giving her an opening to attack.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Notes he got a lot of his driving skills from playing video games and he even yells Grand Theft Auto as a Battlecry. This scene was unfortunately cut in the anime adaptation.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: His "Super Knife Knife Sword" is a giant blade made out of a bunch of smaller blades. It's just as childishly awesome as it sounds.
- In Love with Your Carnage: What ultimately causes him to earnestly follow Shigaraki his strange desire to see the future Shigaraki envisions, one of pure destruction, come to fruition.
- Insult Backfire: Happens twice during the Meta Liberation Army Arc, with both times being less a case of the insult failing because he took it as a compliment, and more a case of the insult failing because he agreed with it instead.
- First, after Spinner rants to Shigaraki about how he only joined the League because of Stain, Dabi calls him out as an "empty cosplayer" only for Spinner himself to agree with that assessment as he sees himself as an empty person.
- Later on, during his battle with Trumpet, the politician tries to break his resolve by claiming that Spinner is someone who can't accomplish anything by himself. Again, Spinner agrees with him, and this time he turns the argument around by pointing out that Trumpet and the other members of the MLA are the same, as their all people who can't achieve anything without latching on to someone else's ideology first.
- Katanas Are Just Better: After Midoriya busts his "Super Knife Knife Sword," he takes to carrying a more regular katana as his main weapon.
- Loony Fan: While he is a true Stain Fan Boy, to the point where he crafted his whole villain persona to emulate him, Spinner doesn't quite get the entirety of Stain's philosophy. Stain only wanted to purge "fake" heroes who were in it for fame and money, while Spinner seems to think that every hero is "fake" with the exception of those who Stain personally advocated for. This misunderstanding of Stain's ideology is likely due to the fact that Spinner's inspiration from Stain came less from his ideals and more from his desire to change society. He grows out of this as he spends more time with the League, as he becomes less motivated by his misunderstanding of Stain's ideology and more by his desire to see the world Shigaraki will make with his own two hands.
- Lizard Folk: His overall character design is this due to his Quirk, which he was ostracized for in his conservative, backwater hometown.
- The Narrator: Of Chapter 220 and the end of Chapter 222, where he explains to the readers the condition of the League of Villains post-Overhaul, and Chapter 239, where he Book-Ends the arc by talking about where the League's tale is going.
- Noble Demon: He subscribes to Stain's philosophy, so he tries to follow a code similar to Stain's. For example, when Magne tries to kill Midoriya, Spinner stops her since he believes Midoriya is worthy of being called a real hero after Stain previously saved Midoriya's life.
- Not So Above It All: For all his posturing and grandiose behavior, he gets rather easily distracted while fighting Mandalay when she uses her Quirk to psychically flirt with him, freezing up entirely with a blush and leaving himself wide open to an attack.
- Not So Different:
- It's implied that Spinner realizes that he and Shigaraki are very similar people when the latter villain tells Docter Ujiko that, before he met All For One, he felt like he was an empty shell devoid of any meaning. This comes only a couple of chapters after Spinner said something similar; that he feels completely empty inside and needs someone to inspire him to be something more.
- Spinner calls Trumpet, and by extension the rest of the MLA, out as being just like him; people who jumped on their respective bandwagons and can't change anything without latching on to someone else's ideals first. Trumpet doesn't appreciate the comparison.
- Personality Powers: His Quirk, "Gecko", only allows him to clings to walls, a fitting power for someone who clings to other people's desires in order to give himself purpose. Also, Gecko's are one of the few lizards that can vocalize, and Spinner is a loudmouth himself.
- Shout-Out: If Stain resembled a Darker and Edgier Ninja Turtle, then Spinner is a darker and edgier Ninja Turtle with Bebop's haircut.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Finds out that this is not the case when he stops to gush about Stain, getting dropkicked by Mandalay for his trouble.
- Token Good Teammate: Out of the entire League of Villains, Spinner has the highest set of morals due to following Stain's ideology. He notably spares Midoriya's life because that's what Stain would have wanted, and is shown to be uncomfortable when his allies start attacking police officers. He grows out of this, at least somewhat, in the Meta Liberation Army Arc, where he abandons Stain's teachings and instead begins to follow Shigaraki out of a strange desire to see the future Shigaraki's destruction will bring.
- Took a Level in Badass: While the League were all able to collectively improve thanks to their relentless training at the hands of Gigantomachia, Spinner definitely gets hit with this pretty hard. Whereas before he was mostly just a Boisterous Weakling Butt-Monkey, by the time of the League's battle with the Meta Liberation Army he is able to hold his own against a Zerg Rush of opponents with just his physical prowess, sword skills, and the ability to Wall Crawl
- Too Many Belts: He wears several belts on his body and even a few on his sword.
- Wall Crawl: This is, supposedly, the only real power his Quirk, "Gecko", gives him; the ability to cling to any surface he wants.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His motive to join the League of Villains is to eradicate racism against people with mutant Quirks.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Hanabata from the Meta Liberation Army considers Spinner's Quirk to be weak and useless since the only power it seems to have given him is the ability to cling to walls.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light pink hair.
- You Talk Too Much: Spinner's fight against Mandalay and Tiger didn't last long because Mandalay nailed him while he was running his mouth, and then Tiger assisted in restraining him.
Jin Bubaigawara — Twice
Voiced by: Dachi Endou (Japanese), Newton Pittman (English)
Debut: Chapter 77 (Manga), Episode 43 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
A newer recruit of the League, a fully-costumed man with an odd way of speaking. His past is an unpleasant affair; he overindulged in his own Quirk and suffered severe mental trauma as a consequence. Now, he's unable to control his own Quirk outside of his suit and he cannot afford to have his face exposed for too long otherwise he'll begin to split.
The Quirk that caused him such hardships is called "Double", and it allows him to make duplicates of other people and things so long as he has accurate measurements of them.
- Alas, Poor Villain: A given, considering Twice's status as a sympathetic Tragic Villain. His death is cast in a bittersweet light, as Twice's sendoff is presented to be both heartwarming, in that he dies happy, and tearjerking, in that his death was caused by Hawks betrayal.
- Ambiguous Clone Ending: Due to abusing his Quirk in the past, the Twice currently seen is not sure if he is the original one or a clone that survived the massacre. He's snapped out of this mindset in Chapter 229 after undergoing serious pain that a clone would not be able to handle without dissolving. With the confirmation that he is indeed the original, he finally starts using his Quirk at its fullest potential.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Twice seems to have a laundry list of mental health issues, both intrinsic and trauma-based. An in-universe psychologist could probably spend their entire career figuring out everything going on inside his head.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: His Undying Loyalty to the League stems from this. He felt he was unworthy of help from heroes due to his mental instability and criminal past, so he greatly values his comrades amongst the League for treating him well and giving him a place to belong in spite of his issues. He was among the most outwardly furious at Overhaul when he killed Magne, and when Giran gets taken by the Meta Liberation Army, Twice is hellbent on rescuing him since Giran was the one to introduce Twice to the League in the first place. Later on, when Hawks offers him a chance of redemption, he declines immediately because he doesn't care about his own future as much he does about his friend's happiness."I'd trade my soul... for the League's happiness!"
- Beware the Silly Ones: Sure, he's definitely loco, but Twice has one of the most potentially dangerous Quirks in the entire League, if not the series. Not to mention he's pretty good at using measuring tape as a lethal weapon. Twice is later officially ranked an S-Class villain, higher than Dabi or Toga. Even Hawks considers him the League's most dangerous member.
- Blessed with Suck: Twice's Quirk is one of the more useful out there, with several villains, like Skeptic of the Meta Liberation Army, considering it a valuable asset. However, while the Quirk itself has no innate downside, Twice is terrified of using it on himself due to past trauma caused by abusing the ability, and he now suffers from some major mental issues.
- Born Unlucky: Twice sure had it rough for most of his life, although he plays with this trope a bit. He lost his parents to a villain attack when he was in middle school and had to support himself, only to lose his job because he got into an accident with an important client. It wasn't even his fault but due to his Face of a Thug he got a criminal record. He then turned to a life of crime for real. He eventually started to use his Quirk to clone himself just to have someone to talk. His clones didn't like being bossed around and then started killing each, the trauma of which turned him insane and further into villain. However, Twice doesn't see himself as such because he got to join the League, who he sees as his True Companions. For the first time in his life, he found people who accept him and was happy just to be there. He would take offense for his life being called unlucky.
- Character Death: During the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, after an intense battle with Hawks, Twice tries desperately to escape the winged hero and help his fellow League members. Unfortunately, even with Dabi's help, Twice is unable to escape and is ultimately killed when Hawks impales him with a feather blade. Before he dies, Twice is able to send off one last clone of himself to save Toga and Mr. Compress from a hero, but, due to taking too much damage, the clone is barely able to hold itself together after doing so. Before melting away, the clone Twice apologizes for letting Hawks fool him into leaking valuable information, cleans off Toga's cheek with the handkerchief she gave him all the way back in the Shie Hassakai Arc, and then breaks down into goo in Toga's arms. He dies with a smile, happy that he could help his friends one last time before disappearing forever.
- Clone Army: His Quirk can — theoretically — allow him to do this, even if his mental issues stop him from using this technique. It isn't until after the Meta Liberation Army accidentally confirm that Twice is not a clone that he does exactly this — creating an army of himself large enough to overrun several city streets in seconds.
- Cloning Blues: He once created an entire team of clones to do his bidding. However, each of the clones thought of themselves as the real one and they all disliked being ordered around, which led them to attack each other until only one remained. The remaining Twice may or may not be the original, and the entire experience has permanently traumatized him. When he eventually realizes that he is the real Jin Bubaigawara, he starts getting better, though his mental issues aren't completely solved after that.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He's a major oddball in no small part due to his Split Personality. Chapter 115 paints his oddball habits in a much darker, and way more depressing, light.
- Commander Contrarian: Zigzagged. When given orders, he replies negatively, but happily follows them anyway (or vice-versa). This is a result of his Split Personality.
- A Day in the Limelight: He gets a couple, actually. First, there's Chapter 115, or the first half of Episode 62 in the anime, in which he is the narrator and the audience is made aware of his motivations and past. Second, he, naturally, gets some focus during the League-centered Meta Liberation Army Arc, in which he battles Skeptic's puppets and finally realizes that he is the real Twice. Third, he get's some major focus in the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, in which he battles Hawks, grapples with his failure to protect the League's happiness, and dies.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: The final Twice clone melts away in Toga's arms, as the young villain hugs her dying friend and thanks him for saving her.
- Doppelgänger Attack:
- Uses his clones mostly to provide distractions so the other villains can act without being interrupted. They can even mimic the Quirks of the original templates.
- After he realizes that he's the real Twice, he gains a new super move called "Sad Man's Parade", in which he makes two clones of himself, then those clones create two clones of themselves each, and then those clones create two clones of themselves each, until there are thousands of Twices running around causing havoc.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: He has the ability to produce an endless number of clones of himself and others, with each clone retaining the powers of the original, but he himself can only produce two clones at any given time; to produce more clones, he needs to make clones of himself and have them make clones. However, he refuses to clone himself because of his Ambiguous Clone Ending situation. When he eventually discovers that he is indeed the original, this handicap is removed, which elevates Twice from mid-level fodder villain to one of the most dangerous members of the League of Villains.
- Epiphany Therapy: While the events of the Meta Liberation Army Arc do lead to him overcoming one of his major fears and gaining greater mastery of his power, its ultimately zigzagged in that other aspects of his Ambiguous Disorder seem to have gotten worse as a result.
- Et Tu, Brute?: He does not take it well when he finds out that Hawks, whom Twice made friends with, is a mole on the heroes' side, and that he used the information Twice gave him to plan a full-on raid against the PLF. Especially since, during the Shie Hassakai Arc, him introducing Overhaul to the League resulted in Magne getting killed and Mr. Compress losing his arm.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He'll happily work with and defend a crazed serial killer like Toga but misgendering Magne genuinely pissed him off.
- Evil Sounds Deep: In Japanese, Bubaigawara speaks with a pretty deep voice.
- Expendable Clone: His clones are much less durable than the original, taking roughly a broken arm to dematerialize them. Destroying them doesn't have a negative impact on Twice either.
- Expy: Of Deadpool. Both have severe neuroses that get played for humor, but while Deadpool only occasionally explores the dramatic side of it, Twice rather quickly stops being "quirky" and goes full on "tragic." Both end up with a second personality (Yellow Text Box for Deadpool, Twice literally having two opinions on everything) as a coping mechanism. Both ended up that way at least in part by unethical experimentation. Both also end up with their mental illnesses in part due to uncontrolled duplication — himself for Twice, and cancernote for Deadpool. Both have used the Decon-Recon Switch to explore the actual implications of Deadpool's situation, though in different ways. The only major differences are that Twice never breaks the fourth wall while Deadpool uses his Medium Awareness frequently, and that Deadpool is often portrayed or at least implied to not be as sick as he seems and is exaggerating for sympathy, as a coping mechanism, or to throw off his opponents.note
- Face of a Thug: Deconstructed. Even as a regular, law-abiding teenager, his face was said to be scary, which made it hard for people to sympathize with him in legal processes, contributing to his downfall into criminal life.
- Final Speech: The audience is treated to his dying inner monologue throughout Chapter 266."I gotta... protect everyone! Protect them Twice! They accepted me. And how'd I pay them back? By causing them more pain! I can't let it end this way!"
"Sure, my whole life, it seems like... I've been a man falling... lower and lower... getting duped. To you, my life looks pathetic. Meaningless."
"I wandered around, searching for myself. And I found myself... blessed with friends better than I ever could be. Could a guy ask for a better life? Die, Hawks. But you don't get to tell me that I was "unlucky." Being here with them...
I was happy!"
- Fragile Speedster: His basic fighting style revolves around avoiding any big hits because if he is a clone such a hit would destroy him completely. Played tragically, since because of his uncertainty, he's absolutely terrified of the prospect of ever-enduring serious damage. Ironically, finally taking some serious damage is what brought him out of this, since it showed him that he was the real Twice the whole time.
- Go Out with a Smile: The final Twice clone dies smiling, satisfied that he could help his friends one last time.
- He's Back: A darker take on it since he's a villain, but Twice has been holding himself back because he's afraid that he's actually a doppelgänger and he'll just disappear after taking damage. After he survives two broken bones, he laughs in the realization that he's the real deal and unleashes his true power.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an ugly stitched scar in the center of his forehead, given to him by one of his own clones in the past.
- Hope Spot: A villainous example, but when Twice shows up to save Toga and Mr. Compress during the Paranormal Liberation War, the audience is led to believe that Jin managed to evade or at least survive Hawks' attack. It's only after "Twice" mentions that "he" fell on the solid concrete floor from a pretty high balcony fall that the reader is able to piece together that the one talking is just a clone, with the real one having died already.
- Hopeless Suitor: He frequently takes passes at Toga, but it's Played for Laughs and isn't ever taken seriously. She sees him as a close friend, which is probably a good thing for Twice since her "love" always ends in bloodshed (and the fact that she's still just a teenager and he's in his 30s).
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Due to his loneliness, and because he felt that his mental illness meant he wouldn't be accepted by society, Twice was in desperate need for someone to accept him. After Giran introduced him to the League, he readily accepted them as his friends and family and now desperately wants to prove his worth to them. This also means that when he sets out to recruit more people for the League, he tries to find fellow misfits like him to surround himself with.
- Immediate Self-Contradiction: Usually Played for Laughs; due to his Split Personality, whenever he says something, he claims the exact opposite immediately afterward. Played for Drama during the Meta Liberation Army Arc when Toga is seemingly dying. He tries to reassure himself that she'll pull through, but his other personality immediately points out how unlikely that is.
- Improbable Weapon User: His Weapon of Choice is a roll of measuring tape, which he mostly uses to take precise measurements of the people he has to copy. The measuring tape is capable of slicing through Todoroki's ice though, so it's clear they were made with combat usage in mind.
- It's All My Fault:
- Twice blames himself for bringing Overhaul to the League as it leads to Magne dying and Compress losing his arm.
- Later, during the Paranormal Liberation War, he thinks back to above instance once he realizes that he unintentionally led the heroes right to the PLF's hideout by befriending Hawks.
- Killed Off for Real: Thanks to Hawks being so swift to cull his Sad Man's Parade, there's not even a clone of him left to carry on in the original's place.
- Killed Offscreen: Zigzagged. The audience is only shown a small glimpse of the killing blow Hawks gives to Twice before the chapter shifts focus to the final clone of himself he made. Instead, we watch the clone rescue Toga and Mr. Compress one last time before melting away, symbolically showcasing Twice's death to the viewer.
- Laughably Evil: He's a funny guy despite being a villain. As more about his life becomes clear, however, this has begun to disappear.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: After finally realizing he was the real Twice all along, he's able to start copying himself again, swearing to show the Meta Liberation Army just how powerful he can really be.
- Logical Weakness:
- Clothing Damage, of all things. Ripping up his suit, especially his mask, will cause him to start dividing unwillingly, and he will need some kind of fabric and/or wrappings to bind up the badly exposed places to force his body to remain whole. He gets over this when he realizes that he is the real Twice.
- Sure, Twice probably has the most broken Quirk in the series, but it ain't nothing much if he faces against an opponent who can Speed Blitz him before he can fully form his clones, as Hawks demonstrates.
- Matter Replicator: His Quirk allows him to duplicate anything as long as he has enough physical data on it, whether human or object. The only difference between the original and the copies is that the copies are less durable and dissolve after taking a certain threshold of damage.
- Me's a Crowd: Deconstructed. All of his clones share his personality, so they don't like being ordered around. All of them also have the same memories and thus each believes themselves to be the original; because of this, when he created a bunch of clones of himself in the past, they all claimed to be — and tried to take over as — the original. The current Twice is the one that survived the big fight between clones, but he isn't sure if he is even the original. Also, Twice has to have a strong and precise mental image of how to approximate clones right down to one's measurements (requiring him to carry retractable tape measures stored inside his wristbands) and it takes a while to master duplicating unfamiliar people. The clones also have limitations in stamina and durability based on how much effort was used to make them, the number created in a single sitting, and how taxing it is to maintain them all.
- The Narrator: Of Chapter 115.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he learns that Giran has been captured by the Meta Liberation Army, he immediately drops his usual schtick of contradicting himself as he demands that the League go and save him, showing how much he cares about the situation.
- Politically Correct Villain: He's quick to call Overhaul on using the wrong pronouns in reference to Magne.
- Power Incontinence: Twice can never afford to leave his face uncovered for long, or else his body starts trying to clone itself and his personality splinters as the cloning process leave him struggling to stay whole. As of Chapter 229, this is no longer the case.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Hawks after the hero reveals his true allegiance:Twice: You people ain't heroes. Never are. Never were. None of ya. You throw us to the wolves. All of us downtrodden folks.
- Redemption Rejection: Hawks claims that after the raid on the PLF has concluded, Twice will have the opportunity to make a fresh start, which Hawks will assist him with since "[Twice] is good person". Twice rejects his offer, deciding that he doesn't care what happens to him, only about the League's happiness.
- Sanity Strengthening: He's a psychological wreck due to suffering an Ambiguous Clone Ending and is unsure on whether he's the original Twice or just a clone. In Chapter 229, after Skeptic has his puppets break Twice's arms, Twice realizes that he didn't disappear into goop like his clones typically do, thus establishing he was the original after all. This realization puts Twice back in control of himself, ready to unleash a can of whoop-ass on the Meta Liberation Army.
- He's a loving homage to Deadpool with shades of Rorschach. His English voice actor even gave him a similar speaking style to most portrayals of the Regenerating Degenerate.
- His powers are similar to that of the Marvel character Multiple Man and he too has had issues with his dupes rebelling on him.
- His overall costume, Quirk and insanity due to his powers, makes him a dead ringer to the obscure Superman villain Riot, who wears a nearly identical costume, can duplicate himself and both of them became insane due to their powers. However, Riot's insanity came from sleep deprivation as he cannot sleep as long as he has clones around. In a possible coincidence, Riot's mask in the New 52 has stitching resembling Twice's scar.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: During the Paranormal Liberation Raid Arc, Hawks makes several attempts to avoid fighting Twice, even offering him a chance at redemption if he surrenders peacefully. Unfortunately, because the League were the only ones to accept him in spite of his psychological issues all this does is to enrage Twice, and Hawks is forced to fight, and eventually kill, Twice to make thing easier for the heroes.Hawks: I don't want to fight you... Bubaigawara!
Twice: WELL GOOD FOR FREAKIN' YOU!
- Spanner in the Works: Together with Toga during the Shie Hassaikai raid. Sir Nighteye's operation had predicted that the relationship between the League of Villains and the Hassaikai wasn't good, but they show up anyway to help Overhaul's escape. Then it's spun around while still being played straight in that he and Toga are there to sabotage the Hassaikai, indirectly helping the heroes take down Mimic.
- Split Personality: Twice frequently argues with himself, the "himself" implied to be a clone that's trying to split apart from the main body.
- Story-Breaker Power: According to the databook's villain rankings, Twice is considered as much of a threat as Shigaraki himself, potentially being the most dangerous member of the League of Villains due to his Quirk. While it's true that Shigaraki, Gigantomachia or even a regular Nomu are in a whole other league in terms of power, nothing prevents him from making copies of said characters if he only so much obtains access to their measurements, which gets pointed out by others every now and then. Additionally, although he has not been seen attempting this yet, the Meta Liberation Army believe that he is capable of "reviving" dead people by cloning them, so even if the enemy ends up dying, there is no guarantee that Twice won't just bring them back through a weakened, yet still Quirk-capable replica. We later see him use his Quirk to such an extent during the fight with the Meta Liberation Army that makes it clear both in and out of universe how seriously powerful his Quirk is when he uses it right. Hawks himself makes a note that he's the most dangerous member of the group, and is ultimately forced to kill him in order to stop him from overpowering the heroes.
- Talking to Themself: Does this when alone, in a manner similar to Deadpool, albeit without Breaking the Fourth Wall.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Twice and Toga are often seen together and bounce off each other really well.
- Too Powerful to Live: Hawks is fully aware about Twice's potential to completely destroy society thanks to his ability to duplicate anything as much he wants, including the monstrous Nomus. Hawks even attempts to convince Twice into pulling a HeelFace Turn, but the latter proves to be just too loyal to the League and hateful of society to do so, thus Hawks is left with no choice but to kill him.
- Took a Level in Badass: While most of the League of Villains have seen their villain ranking increase over the course of the story, he's the only one who bounced from "C" to "S" in the span of a few months.
- Tragic Villain: Make no mistake, as funny Twice may be, he has not had an easy life. Firstly, his parents died when he was in middle school, leaving him to fend for himself at a young age. Then, as a teen, he was arrested for hitting someone with his motorcycle, even though it was entirely the victim's fault in that instance for not paying attention, which gave him a criminal record. To make matters worse, due to a sheer unfortunate coincidence, the victim worked for one of Jin's boss's top clients. In a fit of rage, his boss fired him and told him to never show his face again. Left unemployed and unable to find work, he slowly fell into a life of crime through the use of his clones, which ultimately lead to the Ambiguous Clone Ending that horrifically traumatized him. This unfortunate series of events made him so desperate for companionship that he willingly joined up with a group of actual villains just so he could find anyone who would consider him a friend.
- Undying Loyalty: To the League as a whole, because they all accepted him in spite of his mental issues. He considers them all family and will do anything he can to make them happy.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Twice will undergo Sanity Slippage if he spends too much time with his body uncovered by his costume because it is threatening to split into clones and his personality starts to fragment. This makes posing as a civilian incredibly stressful, as seen when he is hunched over and losing his mind while Toga is having a conversation on the phone with Mr. Compress in Chapter 160. As of Chapter 229, this is no longer an issue.
- Zerg Rush: After he regains his sanity when he discovers that he's the original and not a clone, he immediately goes absolutely ham with his cloning, literally flooding the streets with his clones and overwhelming the Meta Liberation Army with his sheer numbers, making up for the fact one good blow can take each clone down.
Atsuhiro Sako — Mr. Compress
Voiced by: Tsguo Mogami (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)
Debut: Chapter 80 (Manga), Episode 44 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
A newer recruit of the League, a villain with a double mask and a Stage Magician theme and a stylish way about himself.
His Quirk, "Compress", lets him shrink people and objects which he then stores in marble-like spheres.
- Affably Evil: Almost constantly even-tempered and debonair, even in the midst of battle.
- An Arm and a Leg:
- Overhaul destroys his left arm. Thankfully, the League's ties to Giran made it easy to procure the necessary mechanical substitute.
- It turns out his Quirk is actually capable of doing this to others. We mainly see him use it to compress entire people into balls to be carried away, but then he uses it on a bound Overhaul to compress Overhaul's left arm, effectively tearing it away from the rest of his body.
- Artificial Limbs: Mr. Compress is outfitted with a prosthetic robot arm to replace the one he no longer has, though he doesn't seem to be able to use his Quirk with it.
- Badass Long Coat: He's a powerful villain who sometimes wears a dark-yellow overcoat that reaches just below his knees.
- Best Served Cold: While Overhaul is totally helpless, Mr. Compress uses his Quirk to destroy the former's left arm much in the manner Overhaul had destroyed his, causing it to rupture and shrink into one of his spheres. Shigaraki then takes away his other arm, making it impossible for Overhaul to activate his Quirk anymore.
- Classy Cane: To go with his flashy, dapper aesthetic, Mr. Compress carries a silver cane with a gold handle, despite having no trouble walking whatsoever.
- Co-Dragons: Shares this role with Dabi to Shigaraki after taking Kurogiri's place.
- Combat Pragmatist: By his own admission, "tricks and running away" are all he's good at.
- Cool Mask: He wears two sleek-looking masks at once; the White Mask of Doom mentioned below often accompanies a black balaclava without which he's never seen.
- Crazy-Prepared: He correctly anticipated that Shoji would be smart enough to search his pockets for the compressed Bakugo and Tokoyami, in case he was caught by him, so he took measures in advance.
- The Dragon: To Shigaraki. He eventually takes over Kurogiri's role as a Co-Dragon with Dabi after the former's arrest.
- The Dandy: Befitting a magician, Mr. Compress is easily the most dapper member of the League wearing a variety of hats, coats, suits, vests and masks. He's also one of the hammiest members and can't resist announcing himself.
- Enigmatic Minion: Shares this position with Dabi for the League. While the other members are confirmed to have joined the group out of loyalty to All for Onenote ; support for Stains idealsnote ; general psychopathynote ; or a desire to belongnote , Compresss goal in joining the League remains ambiguous. Moreover, his past remains totally unexplored, even during the Meta Liberation Army Arc, where the backstories of Shigaraki, Toga, Spinner, and Twice all received focus. The fact that Compress wears multiple masks at all times suggests this air of secrecy is partially intentional.
- Evil Genius: Smart enough to outwit the U.A. students and pretty much capture Bakugo all by himself. He's considered to be one of the smartest villains in the world.
- Evil Gloating: Mr. Compress is a showman at heart, and couldn't help but introduce himself to the U.A. students and brag that he'd captured Tokoyami and Bakugo. Had he not, the League could've gotten away with two powerful students without having to engage the others at all.
- Handicapped Badass: Mr. Compress losses an arm thanks to Overhaul and later on, his robotic replacement is destroyed during the League's battle with the Creature Rejection Clan. That still doesn't stop him from fighting Gigantomachia for a month and a half and then battling the Meta Liberation Army immediately afterwards.
- Large Ham: He revealed himself to the group escorting Bakugo before trying to escape with the other villains (and thus gave them a chance to chase after him, which allowed them to recover Tokoyami.) He himself even notes it as a weakness of his that he just can't help.
- Light Is Not Good: He has a very bright color scheme of conspicuous yellows, reds, whites, and oranges, and he's quite evil.
- Logical Weakness: Mr. Compress' ability to compress people and objects is one of the most versatile and useful powers the League has at its disposal. However, he has to actually touch the object he wants to compress for his powers to work meaning as long as his opponent is quick enough, or if they specialize in long-range attacks, they can avoid his power.
- Nice Hat: His dapper look is topped off with a huge, dark-brown top hat with a red sash and off-white feather.
- Nice Shoes: He wears some elegant white boots with wedged heels and black toe-caps.
- Only Sane Man: Considering that the League of Villains' roster is currently comprised of an omnicidal nihilist, a Dragon with an Agenda, a Yandere Serial Killer, a Loony Fan and a man suffering from Split Personality, Mr. Compress can definitely be seen as this. This is reinforced during the Meta Liberation Army Arc where he's the only one actively trying to keep tabs on the rest of his comrades during their battle with the titular army.
- Out of Focus: While the Meta Liberation Army Arc was A Day in the Limelight for the League of Villains as a whole, Mr. Compress wasn't given much focus. While the rest of the League were given fights against top members of the MLA and received some Character Development, Mr. Compress was only shown fighting mooks and reaffirmed his status as Only Sane Man. Even Giran, who isn't a full member, was given some more characterization and depth in the arc. This is even lampshaded at the end of the arc; while Mr. Compress is enjoying some sushi with the rest of the League as a reward for a job well done, Dabi points out that he actually didn't do anything.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: His Quirk lets him capture people in marbles. Sealed Good in a Can and Sealed Evil in a Can in a can also apply to him.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Being the resident dandy, he's always very GQ, even when fighting.
- Sizeshifter: His Quirk allows him to shrink others and himself into a small marble.
- Smug Snake: Given the versatility and the dangerosity of his powers, he has a tendency to show off a lot. But he also uses it as a way to distract his opponents, except it often exposes him to long range attacks.
- Squishy Wizard: As he says himself, he's not a very good hand-to-hand fighter and if targeted directly, he tends to go down quick. Thus he relies mostly and stealth and evasion.
- Stage Magician: His costume and theatricality fit this, and some of his dialogue suggests that he had in fact been one, before turning to villainy.
- Stealth Expert: Mr. Compress was able to get in-between the Bakugo protection squad and steal the latter and Tokoyami from right under the group's collective noses. This is pretty significant since one of the people guarding him was Shoji who was chosen precisely because of his ability to keep watch from multiple directions and Mr. Compress has to physically touch people for his Quirk to be active. The only thing that tripped him up was his need to gloat.
- The Reliable One: Whenever the League is forced to split up, he is usually the person keeping tabs on everyone.
- Weak, but Skilled: His Quirk allows him to shrink and store people or things in objects, meaning in terms of combat, he's one of the weaker members of the League of Villains, especially compared to members like Muscular, Dabi, or Spinner. However, while he is certainly weak, his knowledge and skill of when to use his Quirk and how to exploit its use allow him to trick stronger foes and often capture people who can easily defeat him with ease and is physically skilled enough to be able to dodge someone like Todoroki. As shown when he does it to Overhaul, his Quirk is flexible enough to inflict lethal damage if he uses it so, meaning while he might not be as outright dangerous as others, he is still no slouch.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His quote suggests so. But to what extent this is true remains to be seen.
- White Mask of Doom: Actually wears two masks, a smiling white mask or expressive variations thereof over a regular ski mask. Usually, the mask he wears reflects the general mood he's in or the current demeanor of the League. It's very telling when he switched to a sad mask after the crew met Overhaul. Magne's death and the loss of his arm hit Mr. Compress pretty badly.
Kenji Hikishi — Magne
Voiced by: Satoru Inoue (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English)
Debut: Chapter 73 (Manga), Episode 41 (Anime)
A newer recruit of the League, a long-haired, sunglasses-wearing villain with some murders and armed robberies under her belt. Her Quirk is "Magnetism".
- Affectionate Nickname: While "Magne" is her villain name, the League occasionally refer to her as "Magu-nee" in Japanesenote and "Big Sis Mag" in English. Her non-villain friend referred to her as "Kennie".
- Awesomeness by Analysis:
- She knocks Pixie-Bob out at the beginning of the camp raid, recognizing her Earth Flow as the most dangerous Quirk the heroes had on their side.
- She quickly deduces that Midoriya is dangerous just by seeing his severe injuries. Since she knows only two members of the Vanguard Action Squad are capable of doing that type of damage, and neither would let Midoriya escape with his life, she realizes that he must have beaten them on his own. She resolves to take Midoriya down right then and there, and she would have succeeded had Spinner not intervened.
- The Brute: She's strong enough to keep up with the physically-intimidating Tiger without even using her Quirk. Given her rather typical criminal record, she appears to be there to provide the Vanguard Action Squad some more muscle.
- Bury Your Gays: One of two transgender characters introduced, and the first actual, named character to die onscreen outside of a flashback. Her death happens immediately after her backstory is revealed, too.
- Carry a Big Stick: In battle, she carries a cloth-wrapped, log-like club that's later revealed to be a huge magnet.
- A Death in the Limelight: Chapter 125, the chapter that delves into her I Just Want to Be Free motivations and gives her the most focus, is the one where her death takes place.
- Establishing Character Moment: As soon as the camp raid began, she used her Quirk to yank Pixie-Bob away from the other Pussycats and then smashed her over the head with her giant magnet, knocking Pixie-Bob out while also breaking the helmet and visor she used to monitor her Quirk. This showcases Magne's intelligence, as she took out the most powerful of the Pussycats first, while also showing her powerful strength.
- Evil Counterpart: Magne is a transgender woman who dresses masculinely, while Tiger is a transgender man who wears a skirt and cat ears. Both maintain Undying Loyalty to their comrades for accepting them and have significant physical strength that is totally unrelated to their Quirks.
- Evil Redhead: Her hair is of a deep red color, and she's a member of the League of Villains.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: She dies by having the upper half of her body blown to bits by Overhaul. When an explanation of Overhaul's titular Quirk is given later, it's clarified that he dismantled Magne at the molecular level.
- Fastball Special: Her "Breakup Repulsion: Night Flight Cannon" technique, which is done by magnetizing two people of the same gender, resulting in one of them being quickly shot into the air.
- Gag Lips: She has cartoonishly thick lips (though she could just be wearing lipstick.)
- I Just Want to Be Free: She wants to live life "without shackles" where she can choose "where she belongs". Unfortunately, this is revealed mere panels before Overhaul reduces her upper body to Ludicrous Gibs.
- Informed Ability: Her criminal record states that she has killed three people, but Magne is never shown fatally wounding anyone. She does brain Pixie-Bob pretty badly when she first appears, though.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Her masculine appearance makes it easy to confuse her for a man.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Has an unique variation that takes gender into account in order to work. She can magnetize men into "south poles" and women in "north poles", with the subjects attracting or repelling themselves from each other depending on their gender. She can't use it on herself, however.
- Mauve Shirt: Magne is one of several new members to the League of Villains, introduced as a member of the "Vanguard Action Squad" during the attack on the training camp. She's given an established personality and receives some backstory highlighting her character motivations, but said backstory comes from her having A Death in the Limelight, she is their first real casualty, and she ultimately has the shortest tenure among the League outside of the members arrested during the raid on the training camp.
- Sacrificial Lion: A villainous example, but a significant one nonetheless. Nobody had died outright outside of flashbacks in the series yet, and Overhaul killing her early on in the arc sets the tone very firmly, an example that would be followed by heroes at the tail end of the arc.
- Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of triangular aviator sunglasses that obscure her eyes.
- Supernaturally Validated Trans Person: She has the power to "magnetize" people so that they attract and repel people; males become south poles and females become north poles. This power does nothing to Transgender people such as herself, which means trans hero Tiger is something of a Man of Kryptonite against her.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Averted. When she listens to Spinner's rant about Stain in the middle of combat, they both get decked hard by Tiger and Mandalay.
- Transgender: She's implied and eventually confirmed to be a transgender women.
- Triangle Shades: She wears triangular sunglasses, which helped add to her tough, rebellious image.
- The Worf Effect: She's established in the Forest Training Camp Arc to be pretty strong physically for someone without a strength Quirk. So when she's effortlessly killed by Overhaul, it emphasizes how dangerous and uncaring he is.
??? — Muscular
Voiced by: Kosuke Takaguchi (Japanese), Jim Foronda (English)
Debut: Chapter 72 (Manga), Episode 40 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice
Quirk: Muscle Augmentation
A newer recruit of the League, a bloodthirsty veteran villain who is responsible for killing Kota's parents. He and Midoriya end up facing off during the Forest Training Camp Arc, resulting in his defeat and capture.
His Quirk is "Muscle Augmentation", which allows him to augment his muscles to greatly increases his strength and durability.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: What happens when a Dumb Muscle villain with no subtlety and a monstrously powerful Quirk wants to shed some blood. His power puts Midoriya so far on the defensive that he doesn't even need to worry about defending himself.
- Ax-Crazy: If his brutal bloodlust wasn't proof enough, his damaged eye makes him look even crazier. He's so incredibly homicidal that he would even be willing to murder children just for fun. Also he only joined the League because it gave him an excuse to kill people.
- Battlecry: "SHOW ME YOUR BLOOD!!!"
- The Berserker: Muscular rushes into combat full force without any regards for his own safety. Considering the sheer power he has on his side, he's likely never had to. His recklessness in his fight with Deku shows that he rarely had any sort of skill behind his attacks and was moreso focused on charging in like a rampaging bull hoping to deal as much damage as possible.
- Blood Knight: He absolutely loves fighting and killing — and he's absolutely delighted when Deku starts putting up a better fight. He claims that the only reason that he joined the League is because they would finally let him off his leash.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: He's a rather gleeful murderous psychopath who kills solely For the Evulz — but at the same time, he accepts his own Social Darwinist views, to the point that he doesn't hold a grudge against Kota's parents for costing him his left eye. He wanted to kill people, they wanted to stop him, and he accepts all the results as they played out.
- Body Horror: His Quirk buffs him up so hard that his muscle fibers actually cannot be contained by his skin.
- Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is acknowledged as this in-universe by Midoriya, who notes that it is simple but powerful.
- The Brute: A literal muscleman who is mostly interested in killing people.
- Clothing Damage: Tapping into the full extent of his Quirk shreds his clothes in much the same way that One For All sometimes does. He quickly graduates from fully-dressed to a Shirtless Scene while fighting Midoriya.
- Contrived Coincidence: He comes across Kota during the attack on the training camp, and also just happens to be the villain who killed Kota's parents. When Muscular realizes their connection, he jokingly claims that in must have been fate.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: He may have slain both members of Water Hose, but they managed to take out his eye before being defeated.
- Didn't See That Coming: He had no idea that Midoriya could push himself to get as strong as he did, especially after thoroughly overwhelming him mere seconds before.
- Dumb Muscle: He pretty much gives away the League's plan to capture Bakugo within seconds of meeting Midoriya, which gave Midoriya and the others a chance to stop it from happening. The databook gives him a whopping 1 out of 5 in intelligence, which shows in his utter lack of tactics besides keep attacking.
- Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: He explains his Quirk to Midoriya right before attacking. He even lampshades it, saying that it's a way for him to brag and prove that Midoriya's Quirk is a blatantly inferior version of his Quirk. If only he knew.
- Evil Counterpart:
- His Ax-Crazy, Blood Knight personality makes him stand out as being the closest member of the League of Villains to Bakugo. Like Bakugo, Muscular is one of the most powerful members of his group, loves fighting, and is extremely self-confident, to the point of being often too stupid to realize the situation. Interestingly enough, his overall appearance seems to invoke this, as he looks like an older Bakugo with a case of Eye Scream.
- He's one to Midoriya. Both of them have Quirks that grant them Super Strength and on a whole empower them, but while Muscular is a violent, bloodthirsty sadist who delights in using his powers to hurt and kill others, Midoriya is a kind, heroic, and altruistic person who strives to use his powers to help others. Essentially, Muscular is what Midoriya would be if he lacked any morality or humanity.
- Eye Scream: Water Hose managed to cost him his left eye before he killed them, leaving a pretty nasty scar behind. He uses some type of stylized prosthetic cover that he can swap out; he notably changes it out for a specific one when he decides to take his fight with Midoriya seriously instead of playing around.
- Faux Affably Evil: He puts on an air friendliness when he first meets Kota, even complimenting the child on his Cool Hat and offering to trade it for his mask, but it's nothing more then him playing with his food. He's a heartless murderer to his very core.
- For the Evulz: His raison d'tere for killing people and pretty much anything he does. He even outright tells Midoriya that he doesn't care about the League of Villains and only joined because it gives him an excuse for killing people.
- Growing Muscles Sequence: His Quirk allows him to enlarge and enhance his muscles to give him Super Strength and Super Toughness.
- Hate Sink: Muscular, a villain who joins the League of Villains and helps them attack the training camp, endangering the lives of teenage heroes in training. As if this wasn't bad enough, he also murdered the Water Hose heroes (Kota's parents), For the Evulz, and tries to kill Kota before Midoriya intervenes. While some of the other League of Villains members have sympathetic-or at least entertaining-traits, Muscular is nothing more than a psychotic murderer.
- Hero Killer: Has killed at least two pro heroes in his career, with the flashback news bulletin implying there were more.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Everything he did when fighting Midoriya prior to getting hit with One For All at 100% was him just playing with his food. When Midoriya finally puts up enough of a fight to interest him, he decides to go all-out.
- I Shall Taunt You: Mocks Midoriya throughout their fight, to the point that his opponent flat-out yells at him to shut up.
- Jerkass: Easily the biggest one in the series before Overhaul dethroned him, though, even Overhaul had people he cared about. Muscular is more than happy to tell a 5-year-old boy that his parents (whom he killed) died because they were weaklings. He continually mocks Midoriya throughout their fight, treating it like a game while Midoriya is fighting for his and Kota's life.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Quirk allows him to wrap his body in muscle fibers to increase his strength and speed, which gives him a massive advantage over Midoriya's 5% Full Cowl. The muscles also effectively increase his durability by physically shielding his head and vital organs from harm, though he's not immune from pain when said muscles are attacked.
- Might Makes Right: In his weird morality, "right" and "wrong" basically amounts to having the strength to carry out what you aim to do, regardless of how noble or despicable those aims are. Whoever wins in the struggle between two conflicting goals is mightier and therefore "right", as he taunts to Midoriya.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: His Quirk and name are based on this. The guy already has a muscular body, but when he activates his Quirk, his muscles augment and it greatly increases his strength and durability.
- Psycho for Hire: States outright to Midoriya that he doesn't care one iota about the League's goals, and just joined up with them so he could kill people without anything holding him back.
- Punched Across the Room: He's finally taken down when Midoriya uses One For All far past its limits and slugs the big musclehead in his face and straight into the side of a mountain.
- Revenge: Surprisingly averted. He doesn't want to kill Kota because his parents mutilated his eye in self-defense, as he doesn't really mind. He wants to kill him because he can.
- Sadist: He could rival Shigaraki in this department. He killed the Water Hose duo, but he made sure to torture them before he did. He shows himself ready to do the same to Midoriya and Kota during their fight despite them being basically children.
- Slasher Smile: His default look whenever he's fighting or just looking to terrify someone. But he especially has this when he's killing people and causing pain.
- Super Strength: His Quirk wraps his body in muscle fibers to increase his strength. He strong enough to demolish through cliff walls and to shatter the ground beneath him and can create a giant mass of muscle fibers to thoroughly crush a person to death.
- Super Toughness: 5% Full Cowl doesn't even phase him. He can even shrug off One For All at 100%. One For All at "1,000,000%" (actually just Midoriya pushing himself to way beyond his limits), however, not so much.
- Unskilled, but Strong: What he lacks in skill and technique he more than makes up for in raw power. This can be seen when he decides to go full out and attack Deku as he's able to blitz him with ease but he also continuously misses him, and his strategy more or less involves throwing himself at his opponent until he hits him.
- Villain Respect: Muscular loudly declares his admiration for Midoriya, for being able to survive, let alone stand against the crushing force of his titanic blows. Also, he does not hate Kota's parents for blinding him; in fact, he admires the fact they fought to the bitter end and feels they earned the right to take his eye.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Serves as something of this to Midoriya, being the first major villain he had to defeat alone and the first he faces powerful enough to withstand even a full power One For All attack. The damage Midoriya did to himself to win is so severe it forces him to realize he has to abandon his reckless habit of using self-injuring levels of power in a pinch and to create an entirely new fighting style to have a hope of continuing his hero career.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Muscular's Quirk has no applications aside from adding more and more muscle fibers to his body. Yet, this makes him monstrously powerful because these muscle fibers make him so strong, durable, and fast that he can easily contend with and overwhelm Midoriya while he was using One For All: Full Cowl at 5%. It even lets him shrug off Midoriya's use of One For All at 100% of his power.
- Worthy Opponent: Seems to regard Midoriya as this for giving him the most entertaining fight of his life. He also candidly admits his respect for the bravery of Kota's parents, who fought to the bitter end and "earned" the right to take his eye at the cost of their own lives.
- Would Hurt a Child: He is very casual about trying to kill Kota, and tries to so with no hesitation or provocation.
- You Talk Too Much: He loves to talk, constantly mocking Midoriya and the ideal of heroes in general. By the climax of their fight, Midoriya starts yelling at him to shut up.
??? — Moonfish
Voiced by: Shuuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Daman Mills (English)
Debut: Chapter 73 (Manga), Episode 41 (Anime)
A newer recruit to the League, an escaped death row inmate with a taste for human flesh. He was defeated by an out of control Tokoyami and recaptured during the Forest Training Camp Arc.
His Quirk is "Blade-Tooth", which allows him to grow and transform his teeth into long, sharp blades.
- Ax-Crazy: He is a death row inmate.
- Berserk Button: Denying him his chosen "prizes" (target that he presumably wants to eat) will make him go all out on the offender. However, even all of his bladed teeth turn out to be incapable of harming a berserking Dark Shadow.
- Bondage Is Bad: His whole ensemble looks like a nightmarish parody of a gimp suit; a full-body leather outfit covered in spikes and harnesses, complete with eye covering, straitjacket, and contraptions to keep his lips peeled back from his teeth.
- The Brute: Like Muscular, he's recruited by the League to fight heroes. His fighting style is a little more skilled than the average brute, though.
- Cloudcuckoolander: An example that's very much played for horror. Moonfish is nuts, spending his entire fight against Todoroki and Bakugo showing zero concern for his own safety while babbling endlessly about blood and meat. He goes even further off the deep end when an out-of-control Tokoyami arrives and threatens to deny him his "prizes".
- Combat Tentacles: Uses his Quirk in the fashion that other examples typically do under this trope. However, ultimately averted as Moonfish is using his teeth to suspend himself and attack enemies.
- Consummate Professional: Funnily enough, the most coherent things he says relate to his "work" as a villain. The very first thing we hear him say is a chant of "Get to Work!" and his creepy fawning over Shoji's severed hand reeks of him holding back his hunger for flesh to get the job done.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end. While he's a match for Bakugo and Todoroki working together, Tokoyami's out of control Dark Shadow utterly demolishes him in seconds with no effort, shattering all his teeth.
- Evil Counterpart: To Shoji as another tall, lean, creepy-looking individual who fights by multiplying and extending body parts. While Shoji is calm, kindhearted, lives a humble life, and attempts to hide his more horrifying traits, Moonfish is a totally insane and greedy cannibal who relishes in the fear of his opponents.
- Fluffy the Terrible: You probably wouldn't expect an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer with blades for teeth to be nicknamed "Moonfish." Real moonfish look like this.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His outfit is a creepy full-body leather outfit, which doesn't hinder him much.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Based on his proclaimed desire for "meat" when attacking Bakugo and Todoroki, and his fawning over Shoji's severed hand, he seems to be this.
- Ironic Name: "Moonfish", or Opahs, are colorful fish that have very small teeth that live in shoals around freshwater environments. Moonfish here is a crazy cannibalistic Psycho for Hire that can manipulate his teeth to suspend himself in the air.
- Laser-Guided Karma: During the assault on the training camp, Moonfish cut off one of Shoji's spare hands, which caused Tokoyami's Dark Shadow to go on a rampage. He ends up being defeated by Dark Shadow after Shoji and Midoriya lead it back to him. Bonus points for Dark Shadow shattering all of his teeth for good measure.
- Mundane Utility: Moonfish's teeth are also capable of being used to prop himself back up, though this is mostly because his arms are pinned down from his straight jacket.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth!: His growing teeth can be used both for offense, defense, and even mobility.
- Psycho for Hire: Like Muscular, he's a murderous criminal who seems to have joined on with the League purely so he could have the opportunity to kill more people. Though, unlike Muscular, Moonfish actually holds himself back in order to do his designated job.
- Scary Teeth: His teeth already look scary enough with his lips constantly peeled back to expose them, but using his Quirk, he can make each individual tooth grow into a sort of horrifying, sharp, angular, multi-pronged branch to attack his enemies.
- Talkative Loon: One of the most outright psychotic villains in the series, and his constant nonsensical babbling about flesh, meat, and blood is only one of the more obvious signs.
- Uncertain Doom: Played with. He was alive when he was recaptured, bus as he's a death row inmate, and the story has gone on for several months after he was recaptured, it's not clear if he's still alive by the present or if his original sentence has been carried out. The ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book confirms that he's still alive and imprisoned in Tartarus awaiting the death penalty.
- Weak, but Skilled: His Quirk isn't particularly powerful, but he's extremely skilled at using it to attack and evade.
??? — Mustard
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Daman Mills (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
A newer recruit of the League, a gas mask-wearing boy in a school uniform who was rallied to the League by Stain's association. He was taken down by Tetsutetsu and captured by the police during the Forest Training Camp Arc.
His Quirk, "Gas", allows him to create and manipulate toxic purple gas. Notably, he isn't immune to the gas he creates.
- Achilles' Heel: His gas can be almost entirely nullified with a gas mask, which is why he carries a revolver to compensate since, as Kendo point out, it's clear that he has no experience in hand-to-hand combat.
- All There in the Manual: His Quirk's name was first confirmed in the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Resentful towards heroes, a member of the League of Villains, and has no issue turning his firearm on unarmed students who are around the same age as him. Fittingly, his Quirk is creating toxic and vision impairing gas.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: He's able to feel things with the gas he produces. This allows him to detect any movement that disturbs the gas and effectively lets him sense the locations and movements of anyone in his cloud.
- Bottomless Magazines: He fires more rounds than a revolver can hold without reloading.
- Broken Pedestal: Shows an apparent disillusionment towards heroes and the institutions that form them, which he seemed to look up to at one point. It's hinted that Stain's philosophy helped motivate him to join the League of Villains.
- Combat Pragmatist:
- In one conversation with Toga, he makes it clear that he doesn't value the look of the equipment he's provided as long as its functional.
- He carries a revolver. Kendo calls him a coward for it, but one can't deny that it's an effective tactic to have people think nullifying his Quirk has left him defenseless, only for him to whip out a gun and shoot them with it.
- Deadly Gas: His gas leaves its victims in a critical condition, so it's definitely lethal. Even he's not immune to it.
- Didn't See That Coming: Gets hit by this three times, culminating in his defeat:
- While he knew there were two people coming to get him, Mustard didn't account for one of them being immune to bullets, rendering his surprise factor for having a gun null.
- He didn't know Kendo's Quirk, and so despite effortlessly sidestepping her initial grab, Mustard was still conked on the head by a giant hand after it expanded.
- Kendo blowing Mustard's gas away by using her seemingly useless Quirk was enough to surprise him to direct his attention away from the half-dead Tetsutestu, which results in Tetsutetsu getting up behind him and knocking him out in one punch shortly after.
- Dirty Coward: Kendo calls him out as one during their fight, pointing out that the fact that Mustard feels the need to use a gun shows he doesn't have any confidence in being able to win a fight by himself. He gets noticeably angry at this accusation.
- Enfant Terrible: Mustard is way too young to be joining a crime syndicate like the League of Villains. The fact that he wears a grade school uniform means that he's either the same age as the main cast or actually even younger than them. His inexperience and short frame suggest the latter.
- Evil Counterpart: Both he and Shinso are physically frail teens with a significant amount of resentment towards hero students, major trash talking tendencies, and powerful yet villainous Quirks. Shinso moves past his jealousy and overcomes his physical deficiencies by training his ass off. Mustard decides that sticking with bitterness and guns is a better idea.
- Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: Gleefully brags to Tetsutetsu and Kendo how he can sense their movement in his poison gas. This proves to be instrumental in his defeat as Kendo realizes she can push the gas away temporarily, long enough to give Tetsutetsu an opening.
- Glass Cannon: Mustard's gas is deadly, but he can't really fight, which his use of a revolver for defense underlines. All Tetsutetsu needs to take him out is a punch to the face.
- Herd-Hitting Attack: The gas typhoon generated by Mustard was the complimenting form of area denial that was meant to box in the U.A. students along with Dabi's forest fire. In the end, Dabi's inferno resulted in nobody getting directly injured. Mustard's gas on the other hand knocked out more than 15 students for weeks.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: By being able to sense fluctuations in his gas, Mustard is able to line up perfect shots with his gun despite the purple miasma causing a severe decrease in visibility even without a gas mask. He demonstrates this by head-shotting Tetsutetsu immediately with one hand on his gun, and later firing a well-aimed shot at a flanking Kendo beneath his right arm without even turning his head.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Even after he breaks Tetsutestu's mask and the latter is struggling to just stay conscious, he continues to take potshots at him with his revolver. Mustard gets bonus points in this for actually kicking Tetsutetsu in the middle of his gunshots.
- Knockout Gas: His Quirk's gas causes unconsciousness seconds after inhalation in a vein similar to Midnight, though it's implied to cause far worse damage if the victim continues to breathe it in, considering that many of its victims were unconscious for days after.
- Meaningful Name: He is named after the infamous mustard gas used in the trenches of World War I.
- More Than Meets the Eye: Despite being a young student still wearing his school uniform, and having to use his illegal firearm to win fights for him, Mustard is a B rank villain. This means that he was both more wanted than serial killer Toga, most of the yakuza from the Shie Hassaikai faction, and on par with world-class thief Mr. Compress, at least when they were initially ranked. His arrest has decreased his ranking to C, but even so it is still higher than dangerous criminals such as the Sludge and Seltzer Villains.
- Mundane Solution: Although his power is very dangerous, it has no stopping power. Anyone with a gas mask or can at least temporarily remove the gas from around him can get close enough to take him out. To get over that, he has a .38 revolver, which while unimpressive is soundly lethal to people who aren't immune to bullets.
- Poisonous Person: His gas causes unconsciousness immediately upon inhalation, and presumably death after extended exposure.
- Required Secondary Powers: Zigzagged. Unlike typical characters with toxic powers, he is apparently not immune to his own toxins, if his gas mask is any indication. He does, however, have the power to sense movements in the gas, allowing him to freely navigate in the opaque toxic mist he creates while others stumble blindly through it. It also allows him to get clear shots with his revolver.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Wields a .38 revolver for self-defense against people that can avoid breathing his gas.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: His young age is emphasized by him wearing a gakuran, or male school uniform. This is to contrast his support gear of a helmet and gas mask that is obviously designed for military personnel.
- Shooting Superman: His revolver can't hurt Tetsutetsu while his skin is iron, but they still hurt him and keep him suppressed until the poison gas knocks him out or his Quirk eventually fails (in theory).
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's eerily calm when fighting the U.A. students, treating it almost as if it were a game as they desperately tried to avoid both his gunshots and the noxious gas. Especially apparent as he's giving Tetsutetsu a rant while he's reloading his revolver.
- Squishy Wizard: Out of the villains that attack the training camp, he manages to cause the most damage to the students through his gas cloud and does a decent job of keeping Tetsutetsu at bay with his revolver... but the moment an opening shows up, he goes down with a single blow.
- Supervillain Packing Heat: He carries a .38 revolver to deal with people he can't incapacitate using his gas.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Justified as while he's giving his two opponents a speech, they're desperately trying to avoid his attacks while he's calmly in control thanks to his gun and gas.
- Teens Are Monsters: Tetsutetsu notes that Mustard seems to be around the same age as him (15), possibly even younger. This is especially disturbing considering he could have, and would have, killed Tetsutetsu with his revolver if the latter's Quirk didn't make him bulletproof.
- Underestimating Badassery: When Kendo charges in to attack him, he thinks her Quirk is useless against his gas. That is, until she uses her big hands as fans to blow away his wind, allowing Tetsutetsu to recover and punch him out while he's distracted.
- Victory by Endurance: He's aware that he can't beat Tetsutetsu in a hand-to-hand fight, but he also knows he doesn't have to. He just needs to keep Tetsutetsu at bay until he stops holding his breath, which is pretty easy to do when you have a gun. Unfortunately for Mustard, Kendo is able to give Tetsu an opening.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's not immune to his own gas, and so breaking his gas mask is a instant win condition for his enemies.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Unlike the other villains like Moonfish and Muscular who were revealed to be in Tartarus following their arrests, Mustard's fate is left completely up in the air, with his last appearance being a shot of him being escorted into police custody. His status as a minor, violent actions that endangered the lives of over 15 students, and illegal wielding of a gun further complicates his current status.
- Would Hit a Girl: Judging by how he did fire shots at Kendo, and how he seriously took aim at her towards the end of their fight, it appears that Mustard would have no qualms with shooting an unarmed girl who was around his age.
A large group of villains that attacked U.A. with Shigaraki, Kurogiri, and the USJ Nomu during the USJ Arc, with the goal of killing the Symbol of Peace: All Might.
At the end of the arc, they are all arrested and total 75 in number, with most being small-time crooks who are the type to hang out in back alleys.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Some of them are this, most notably a Shark-Themed onenote that attacks Midoriya, and Chameleon-Themed onenote that attacks Katsuki.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Dozens of thugs vs. one hero who's fighting out of his comfort zone. They don't stand a chance.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: They're no match against Aizawa, and are barely able to handle the students. When All Might, and later the other teachers show up, they all fall like a house of cards.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Jiro asks the electric villain why he turned to a life of crime since people with electric-type Quirks were considered valuable in the job market. He never answers, as he realized that she was attempting to distract him for a sneak attack.
- Elemental Powers: A few of them have these:
- Elite Mook: The electricity Quirk user that Yaoyorozu, Jiro and Kaminari face. His Quirk is what allows the League to cut off communication with the USJ, he's valuable enough to stay off the front lines and smart enough to avoid Kaminari's indiscriminate attack and see through Jiro's attempted subterfuge. However, he isn't important enough to warrant a name and as soon as the teachers show up, he is taken down and arrested with the rest of the thugs.
- Guns Are Worthless: A trio of villains, the Firing Squad,note all have bullet shooting Quirks, and are the first villains taken down.
- Mooks: For Shiragaki during the USJ Arc. While they do have distinctive designs, they have no names, little individual personality, and are noted to be second-rate thugs who are absolutely no threat to the pros. Aizawa can take them down en masse despite his skillset being best at 1-on-1 confrontations, and when the other teachers show up, they're done for.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: One villainnote has four arms.
- No Name Given: None of them are given individual names. None of them are particularly significant enough to merit it.
- Prehensile Hair: One villainnote has a Quirk that lets her use her pigtails like drills.
- Starter Villain: They're the first villains that Class 1-A takes down on their own, and they're only a threat to kids on their first week of school. Other than that, they're entirely irrelevant.
- Zerg Rush: They try to do this, but even as a group they're easily defeated by the heroes. It works better with the students, but even then they don't score a single kill.
Artificial Humans (Nomus)
Kagerou Okuta — Giran
Voiced by: Sairo Ogino (Japanese), Ben Phillips (English)
Debut: Chapter 57 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
A broker and affiliate of the League who brings in new recruits and equipment for the organization. His Quirk, "Muddiness", allows him to make someone's memories of the next five minutes and the last five minutes fuzzy by touching them.
- All There in the Manual: His real name and Quirk were first revealed in the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book.
- Arms Dealer: He is a household name in the Black Market for costumes and equipment.
- Badass in Distress: He spent most of the Meta Liberation Army Arc as this, having been captured by the MLA in an effort to steal the information he has on the League.
- Couldn't Find a Lighter: His revolver doubles as a lighter.
- Crazy-Prepared: One of his appearances in Vigilantes shows he has at least half a dozen phones, presumably to use as burners or ensure more long term clients don't get the same numbers. He also erases all data of his dealings with the League of Villains, preventing anyone from stealing that information and making himself invaluable to anyone who desperately wants it... unless they have a tech genius that is part of a major IT firm who can restore it.
- Fingore: He was tortured for information by the Meta Liberation Army and had all the fingers of one hand removed one by one. The fingers were then spread around town in areas where the League publicly committed crimes in order to send a message to the League.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's always seen with a cigarette in his mouth, which he lights with a fire-emitting revolver.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Downplayed. He can do this to other people with his Quirk, making their memories of the past and next five minutes fuzzy.
- Lennon Specs: Wears a light grey set of these at all times.
- Meaningful Name: The kanji can basically be read as "festered righteousness." Fitting considering the first we see of him he's recruiting people using Stain's twisted form or morality.
- More Than Meets the Eye: Never actually seen committing any crimes himself, and doesn't even have a combat Quirk, but he's a B rank villain, which ranks him higher than Twice or Toga.
- Nerves of Steel: Refuses to rat out his clients to his captors, and even when they cut off his fingers, he doesn't even make a sound let alone speak out. His face, on the other hand...
- Non-Action Guy: He works as a sort of Utility Party Member for the League, giving them items that come in handy, but never actually taking part in fights.
- Oh, Crap!: When the MLA reveals that they restored all the data from his erased client list before tracking down the League's location, Giran, for the first time, is outright scared for his clients.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: And his one seems to fire flames, as well.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: A variant. He refuses to have dealings with anyone he doesn't like, and anyone who tries to threaten or extort him automatically becomes one of those people. Basically, his rule is "never take part in Teeth-Clenched Teamwork" and no amount of money or threats will make him break it.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Because the MLA can easily restore all his erased client data, he loses one hand's worth of fingers for nothing.
- Villainous Valor: When he's taken hostage by the Meta Liberation Army, he refuses to sell out the members of the League, emphasizing that he refuses to do business with Re-Destro because he doesn't like him. Even losing half of his fingers doesn't get him to talk.