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    Inko Midoriya 

Inko Midoriya

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

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

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

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

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

    Hisashi Midoriya 

Hisashi Midoriya

Quirk: Fire Breath

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

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

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

Todoroki Family

    In General
The Hellish Todoroki Family

Shoto Todoroki's family.

  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Downplayed. The Todoroki family borders on this as they are a family formed from Endeavor desiring an heir to surpass All Might as a hero so he looked to a Quirk marriage to breed a perfect successor to his legacy. Flash forward to the present, Endeavor tries to atone for his domestic abuse of his family after achieving his goal only through a technicality. However, the family has to deal with the fall out of the Paranormal Liberation War where they discover their thought to be deceased eldest child, Toya, is actually alive and has become the notorious League of Villains member named Dabi and has broadcast the family's dark past to the public to destroy his father's hero career and reputation. It doesn't help that Endeavor and Shoto must meet the Paranormal Liberation Front again and fight Dabi, where Dabi is prepared to die and kill both his brother and father as vengeance for Endeavor's past sins.
  • Domestic Abuse: All the Todorokis have suffered some form of emotional or physical abuse by Endeavor in his search of using eugenics to conceive a child capable of surpassing All Might. Shoto and Rei got the worst of it, being both physically abused (the child in Training from Hell, his mother when interfering) and emotionally pressured (the child as a tool, his mother for the births) which lead to the former heavily resenting anything about himself that came close to resembling his father, and the latter to scar Shoto's face in a fit of hysteria and go to a mental hospital. Meanwhile, Toya, Fuyumi, and Natsuo were considered as "failed creations" by Endeavor and had massive amounts of parental neglect to endure, to the point that Natsuo claimed he barely has any memories of the older man despite living in the same house as him for years.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Because of Endeavor, every Todoroki carries their own share of emotional baggage. Rei's psychiatrists recommend she not even look at him, Shoto hates him as a person but respects his professional skill and Natsuo openly hates him. On the extreme side, Toya wants to kill the guy after breaking him emotionally. Only Fuyumi seems to have nothing personal against her father, but her family situation still distresses her and she eventually admits that she only wanted to keep the appearance of a good family.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Fuyumi, Natsuo, and Toya can all be spotted in one of Shoto's flashbacks in Chapter 39 of the manga and Episode 23 of the anime before officially debuting in the present later.
  • Family Theme Naming: All of the Todorokis have given names related to hot or cold things:
    • Enji's name contains the kanji for "fire".
    • Rei's name can be read as "zero", as in "absolute zero".
    • Fuyumi's name contains the kanji for "winter".
    • Natsuo's name has the kanji for "summer".
    • Shoto's name has the kanji for "burning" and "freezing".
    • Toya's name contains the kanji for "lamp", which were lit with oil in the past.
  • An Ice Person: Rei and two (possibly three) of her children have ice or cold-related Quirks. Shoto has the power to create both ice and fire, while Natsuo can easily tolerate cold temperatures. Fuyumi's Quirk is unknown, but the flashback in Chapter 291 has Endeavor state it to be ice-related.
  • It's All My Fault: With the exception of Shoto, each of the Todorokis acknowledge the part they played in turning Toya into Dabi. Endeavor for putting the burdens of his ambitions on his family, Rei for not doing enough to stand up to Endeavor and convince him to be the father he needed to be, and Fuyumi and Natsuo for ignoring Toya's issues in favor of either pretending they were just a normal family to the world or being as uninvolved with the situation as possible. Shoto is the only one not to take any of the blame onto himself because he was simply too young at the time to play any real part in what happened to Toya.
  • Playing with Fire: Endeavor and two of his children have fire-related Quirks. As aforementioned, Shoto can make both fire and ice, while Toya had a powerful fire Quirk that was even stronger than their father's, but because of his weak constitution, he could not use it effectively without hurting himself.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Fuyumi looks like a younger version of her mother, Rei, while Natsuo and Shoto share several features with their father, Endeavor. Dabi, later revealed to be the long-lost eldest Todoroki sibling takes after his father's appearance with only a lankier build instead.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Endeavor's ambition to become (or have an "extension" of him as) the #1 hero has put the family through a lot of trauma. Slowly, however, the family has been able to recover: Shoto embraces his Quirk, starts visiting his mother while also getting closer to his siblings, and takes up an internship with his father as a mere student; Rei's mental health has been improving to the point that she will be soon released from the hospital to live with her children; and Endeavor realizes he won't be truly forgiven, but tries to atone anyway and comes to the conclusion it would be best to live apart from his family. Unfortunately, by the time of the Paranormal Liberation War, Dabi not only revealed his true identity, but Endeavor's abusive behavior to the world at large through a pre-recorded confession, singlehandedly upending all of the progress the family made towards rebuilding.

    Rei Todoroki 

Rei Todoroki (née Himura)

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

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

Quirk: Frost

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

Shoto's mother and Endeavor's (Enji's) wife. According to Shoto, Enji arranged their marriage so that he could create a child with both of their Quirks. Endeavor's mistreatment of her and their children took a heavy toll on her sanity, which led to her throwing boiling water on the left side of Shoto's face due to being disturbed by his growing resemblance to Endeavor. After the incident, Rei was put in a mental hospital, where she remains. Shoto eventually reconciled with her and the two managed to patch things up, but her relationship with her husband remains certifiably trashed, even if Endeavor has made some moves towards atoning.

  • Abusive Parents: Zigzagged. She isn't abusive outright and genuinely loved her children, but as she herself admits later on, she wishes she did more about Endeavor's abuse towards their children, and eventually snapped and accidentally burned Shoto's face during a Moment of Weakness. When she finally sees Endeavor for the first time in ten years, she outright tells her children she failed to do anything about it. The light novel mentions she comforted Natsuo when he felt rejected by their father.
  • Accomplice by Inaction: Rei herself lampshades this openly. Upon facing Enji for the first time in 10 years, she eventually confesses in front of her children that her own passivity and inaction, despite disapproving strongly of the way Enji abused and neglected their kids and Toya in particular, is also something she herself has to account for as a mother because she did next to nothing to prevent it from happening. To this end, she actually steps into Enji and Toya's battlefield as her son is self-invoking a Superpowermeltdown, using her Quirk to counter the heat long enough to reach him even as she's visibly getting scorched and her eyes are starting to boil, thinking back on how Toya blamed her for his pain as well and determined not to fail him this time.
  • Arranged Marriage: Endeavor bought the Himura family over to marry Rei through a Quirk marriage to have a child with Combo Platter Powers who could be strong enough to surpass All Might as the greatest superhero. The fact he remembered her favorite flowers even though she mentioned it only once seems to show he did care about her.
  • Broken Bird: She is left quite a wreck at the start of the story, what with her marriage with Endeavor along with her ruined family life.
  • Character Development: This is the same woman who was hospitalized for years due to her husband's domestic abuse and claimed she was still afraid of him in Chapter 192. Come Chapter 300, she's gathered the courage to confront Endeavor over their family and Toya, even refusing to let him fall into despair when she hasn't; Endeavor is astounded by her sudden display of fortitude.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Starts to receive heavy attention in the Pro Hero Arc after initially being introduced as a supporting character in Shoto's tragic backstory. In this arc, she gets a formal introduction by name and her children visit her in the hospital. Also, instead of Rei being heard talking fleetingly, she's seen having a long and polite conversation with them.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Has stark white hair to reflect her ice-type Quirk.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: The lines under her eyes display that she did suffer crippling depression and guilt from choosing not to interfere with her husband's neglect, abuse, and mistreatment of her children on one hand; and from eventually snapping by burning Shoto's face with boiling tea on the other hand.
  • Family Theme Naming: The kanji for her first name means "cold". The second kanji in her youngest son Shoto's name means "freezing", and the first kanji in her daughter Fuyumi's name means "winter".
  • Flower Motifs: Associated with her favourite flower, known as the Japanese Gentian or Autumn Bellflower.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She's one of the few characters that conspicuously averts this: at the time she was married, she had Boyish Short Hair, which grew longer as her life went on.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The cover for Chapter 166 shows that Endeavor was One Head Taller than Rei, as well as about twice her width, when their son, Shoto entered kindergarten.
  • An Ice Person: Her ice Quirk is the reason Endeavor had any sort of interest in her.
  • Ice Queen: Upon meeting her for the first time and negotiating their marriage, Enji calls her just that in his mind due to her dispassionate and poised facial expressions displaying neither sorrow nor joy, just plain indifference. To the point that when she shows a faint smile upon looking at her favorite flowers, he immediately takes notice.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Chapter 302 reveals that Rei comes from a prestigious family with a long history, but her parents practically sold her off to be married to Endeavor since they've fallen on hard times.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her first name in kanji means "cold", which is a reference of her ice Quirk and her poised, dispassionate initial personality. It is also pronounced the same way as the word for "zero", as in "absolute zero".
    • Her maiden name contains the kanji for "ice".
  • Moment of Weakness: She injured Shoto immediately after she talked about how much the stress of her situation was getting to her, and in her panic, accidentally injured him further when she directly applied ice to his (at the time, fresh) burn.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: While she does look old enough to be a mother of children in their late teens, like Natsuo and Shoto, she seems to be too young to be a mother of children in their early twenties, like Toya and Fuyumi.
  • Nightmare Face: That absolutely disturbed look of fear and hate she gave to Shoto the day she burnt him.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: She tried to stop Toya from training and told him he shouldn't feel bound by his bloodline yet she herself agreed to marry Endeavor for the sake of her family. Toya is very aware of this and calls out his mother on this and reminds her he was only born out of Endeavor's ambition, and she was a part of the problem too. Toya then leaves her behind with a Death Glare.
  • Parents as People: She tried her best to be a good mother, but, despite her strong disapproval, she was powerless to prevent Enji from abusing and neglecting their kids. Though when she attempts to protect Shoto from his father's brutal training, Enji inflicts physical consequences. It's implied that the worst of it came after she failed to stop Toya from going to training and was seemingly killed by his quirk. This is probably what caused the downward spiral. When reuniting, she is working on mending her relationship with her kids.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Rei was conspicuously the only member of the Todoroki family who would be totally unable to catch a glimpse of Dabi. When she finally sees the video he has broadcasted on national television, there is a lot of focus put on her face as she stares at the screen, implying she knew who he was before he even began to speak.
  • Sanity Slippage: When her children started growing and looking more like Endeavor, she succumbed to the stress and had to be sent to a mental hospital after injuring Shoto with boiling water.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Implied. While her age wasn't revealed yet, there's a recurring theme in the series, in which there's a 4-year difference between all the married couples (with the man being older and the woman being younger), a lot of which are the main characters' parents. Enji was 22 when Toya was born, and assuming that theme was also the case for him and Rei, she would be only 18 when she gave birth to Toya. In Japan, women from age 16 can legally get married with parental consent, and as we know, it was her family who arranged her marriage with Enji, so it's not impossible.
  • Tragic Ice Character: Endeavor married her specifically for her ice Quirk, hoping to produce a child that combined that power with his own fire-elemental one. He was so abusive to her that she lost it and had to be committed to a hospital.
  • Unnamed Parent: Subverted. While she's first seen in the present in Chapter 44, her first name wasn't revealed until Chapter 187.
  • Useless Bystander Parent:
    • Played with. She sees herself as one, limited to pleading with him to acknowledge Natsuo and Fuyumi. And in the past, Toya throws her inaction right in Rei's face when she tries to convince him to stop his self-training. However, she did condemn Endeavor's actions and even told him off for pushing Shoto too hard during his training. She also called him out for running away instead of being there for Toya, telling him that these aren't the traits of a hero. The physical consequences of her protests obviously made things difficult.
    • Her regret over not being there for Toya when he was obviously troubled by his inability to achieve Enji's ambitions ultimately motivates her to step onto the battlefield and reach him despite lacking any kind of fire resistance and getting scorched raw by his massive firepower, remembering how he blamed her for his pain as well and determined not to fail her son this time.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Deconstructed. Rei displays the calm demeanor and unswerving allegiance to her family's interests, but initially lacked the touch of iron proper of this. This ended up screwing over her children's well-being and family's unity, which she acknowledges herself upon confronting Enji in the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War.

    Fuyumi Todoroki 

Fuyumi Todoroki

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

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

Quirk: Unnamed Ice Quirk

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

Shoto's older sister and Endeavor's second child. She's 22 (later 23) years old and has a background in education. Fuyumi is one of the few people who has managed to keep relative order in the Todoroki household, though she expresses dismay over the parental rift caused by Endeavor's spartan personality and worries about Shoto's well-being.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has her father's turquoise eyes in the manga, while her anime appearance is depicted with her mother's gray eyes.
  • Daddy's Girl: The only one of the Todoroki siblings to have a more peaceful relationship with her father.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name contains the word for "winter", while her mother Rei's name means "cold" and her little brother Shoto's name contains a kanji for "freezing".
  • Hidden Buxom: Because she's often drawn with pretty sensible and conservative clothing, her breast size, while nothing to scoff at, wasn't particularly noteworthy. Later, Horikoshi drew her at least twice wearing a turtleneck for her appearances in Chapter 288 onward and on the back of the Volume 26 cover. In both cases, her breasts seem to have doubled in size, easily on par with other busty girls in the series.
  • Hope Spot:
    • Her attempt at a family get-together following Endeavor's battle against Hood was what she expected to be a chance for Shoto and Natsuo to try to start a dialogue with their father. Things go haywire fast, as Natsuo lashes out at Endeavor only a few minutes after meeting him before leaving, and Shoto, while willing to admit his efficiency as a hero, ends up agreeing with Natsuo. Her dreams of being a proper family seem broken with Endeavor plans to have them live in a new home and life without him. She is understandably heartbroken, even if it is for the best. However, she might form her own happy family in the future.
  • An Ice Person: According to Endeavor, she has an ice Quirk.
  • Must Make Amends: In the databook, it's stated that she became a teacher in order to compensate for the fact that she couldn't protect her younger brother, Shoto, from their father.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the nicer and more personable members of the Todoroki family, being a good host to the interns and thanking Midoriya for being Shoto's friend.
  • Promotion to Parent: She was the one taking care of Shoto since Rei is institutionalized and Endeavor is a lousy parent and beyond that, he is the #2 hero.
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooking is so good that Bakugo demands her recipe for mapo tofu and later scolds Shouto for chopping onions badly by saying, "Your sister would cry if she saw this!"
  • Sweater Girl: Has worn form-fitting turtleneck sweaters several times, which due to how buxom she is and the stripes on her sweater greatly emphasize her very large boobs. The author has further emphasized this by having some of this art (including a Twitter sketch and a coloured volume back cover) involve her lying on her back or raising her hands in the air to push her chest forward even more on display.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: The fuyu in her name means "winter", while the natsu in her brother Natsuo's name means "summer".
  • Third-Person Person: As a young girl, she referred to herself in the third person, a common verbal tic for Japanese children.
  • The Un-Reveal: Her Quirk's exact abilities haven't been revealed yet, although it's implied that she might have her mother's ice Quirk or a variation of it, based on her white hair, her name containing the kanji for "winter", and Endeavor confirming she only inherited an Ice Quirk.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She seems to be the most determined to try and fix up her family, hoping they could be one. This jars against what her younger brother Natsuo thinks and to a lesser extent, Shoto. Rei's stance is also complicated on this. While it seems some progress is being made, the clashes between Enji and Natsuo make the whole thing fall flat. She's heartbroken when Endeavor confides that he plans to build them a new home for them and Rei to rebuild their lives while he stays behind at the old home, showing he thinks the whole thing may be unsalvageable. Chapter 291 heavily implies this is because she still remembers what their family was like back before Toya's apparent death and Endeavor and Rei's resulting spirals into their own issues. In later chapters, however, Fuyumi admits that she only wanted to keep the appearance of a good family instead of confronting their problems, to which she indirectly apologized to her younger brothers.

    Natsuo Todoroki 

Natsuo Todoroki

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

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

Quirk:Unnamed Ice Quirk

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

Shoto Todoroki's older brother and Endeavor's third child, who is a 19-year-old college student currently studying medical welfare. Because of his mom's genes, he can easily tolerate cold conditions. He's got a nice personality and wishes the public knew the truth about his father's abusive domestic behavior.

  • Affectionate Nickname: His mother calls him just "Natsu". His older brother Dabi/Toya refers to him as Natsu as well when he was finally revealing his identity to Endeavor and Shoto.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wished that the public knew about his father's domestic abuse. He gets his wish when his father gets exposed to the entire public by Dabi, who is none other than his older brother Toya, who had long been thought of as being dead. Dabi was also the one who sent Ending to him in hopes he died just to spite their father.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While he openly acknowledges he doesn't know his little brother well, Natsuo loves him nonetheless and actively resents the abuse Endeavor put Shoto through. Especially since that same abuse is why he barely knows Shoto.
  • Big Little Brother: He's the third born in the family and is 181cm (5'11) tall, making him taller than Fuyumi, who is 160cm (5'3) tall, and Toya/Dabi, who is 176cm (5'9) tall. He was already the tallest of his siblings back when they were children.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: During his first time meeting his father in years, Natsuo attempts to simply leave the reunion instead of saying anything to him. When Enji tells him to speak what's on his mind, he's quick to call out that while Fuyumi has seemingly forgiven him, he's not going to let go of his abusive treatment to his wife and youngest son, or the neglect he enforced on his three other children.
  • Distressed Dude: For Chapters 250-251, he gets kidnapped by the villain Ending, on the threat of death if Endeavor doesn't kill Ending. Fortunately, Midoriya, Bakugo, and Shoto are able to help Endeavor save him without any serious harm befalling him.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: A "doesn't know their own sibling" variation. When he confronts Endeavor, one of the things he brings up is that he didn't know Shoto's favorite food was soba until now, because Endeavor didn't want him to have anything to do with "his failures", Natsuo and Fuyumi, who failed to inherit Quirks powerful enough for their father's liking.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before his debut in the anime, he has an early cameo in the fourth season's second ending, which shows a picture of him and Fuyumi eating together.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He may be the most resentful of all his siblings to his father, but that doesn't mean that he wants him dead. He urges his father to retreat and wait for reinforcements while watching his battle with Hood on TV.
    • He's horrified by the lengths Toya is willing to go to in his pursuit of revenge against their father, and temporarily sets aside his own grudge against Endeavor in favor of stopping his older brother.
  • Heroic Build: Like his father, Natsuo is tall with a strong build. However, he's not a pro hero or training to be one.
  • Ironic Name: His name has the word for "summer" in it, but he doesn't do well in warm weather.
  • Irony: Of the remaining Todoroki siblings, Natsuo hates their father the most, but bears the strongest physical resemblance to him, having spiky hair and a muscular build.
  • It's All My Fault: Downplayed. He admits that he still sees Endeavor as the main cause, but he doesn't deny that he should have tried to better address Toya's growing paranoia and self-worth issues (or even put his foot down and slap some sense into Endeavor) than just brushing it all off and saying it was all in Toya's head whenever he confessed to him how he felt.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Jerkass is a bit of a stretch since Natsu is a Nice Guy most of the time, but him calling out his father on all his bullshit over the years after he defeats Hood is absolutely right. As only after years and years of abuse and neglect, to finally get the #1 spot he always wanted (albeit on a technicality) is when Endeavor finally decides to try to atone. Natsu is very much in the right to lash out at him after all these years only to try to make amends after he gets what he wants. Even Shoto agrees with everything he said and Endeavor silently admits Natsu is right.
  • Jerkass to One: While Natsuo is generally well-behaved, his grudge towards his father, Enji, for ignoring him and Fuyumi and abusing Rei and Shoto is so intense that he can't bring himself to have a polite conversation with him.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: He wasn't born with a powerful Quirk (or at least, not one powerful enough for Endeavor's liking) and thus didn't turn out to be the heir he wanted, but because of that, he escaped being put through years of Training from Hell to become the future #1 pro hero.
  • Parental Neglect: He mentions that he has almost no memories left of Endeavor and sees him more as a stranger than as a father, implying that Endeavor didn't really give the time of his day to kids besides Shoto. He also implies the physical abuse was only aimed at Shoto and Rei, as well.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Although a brief flashback to Shoto's childhood shows the presence of multiple siblings, Natsuo has apparently been living in the Todoroki household with Fuyumi, Endeavor, and Shoto even though this never was mentioned prior to the Pro Hero Arc. Fuyumi explains that he never shows up because he has apparently been busy with college and, possibly, a secret girlfriend:
    Fuyumi: Ever since he's started college, he's basically never home. I heard he got a girlfriend from one of his classes!
  • The Resenter: He's the most openly resentful about Enji, his overwhelming negatively and justified view of his father prevents him from being able to even spend more than a few minutes in a room with him without feeling the need to leave.
  • Spiky Hair: He inherited his father's spiked hairstyle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His appearance takes the most after Endeavor more than even Shoto or Toya with his father's strong jaw and tall build.
  • Temporal Theme Naming: The natsu in his name means "summer", while the fuyu in his sister Fuyumi's name means "winter".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's very upset that after everything Endeavor has done, he is trying to reconnect with his family and that Natsuo feels like he is expected to change to accept his father since Rei and Fuyumi already have.

    Toya Todoroki (Spoilers

Toya Todoroki

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

Quirk: Unnamed Fire Quirk
Young Toya

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

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

See his page.

Shimura Family (Spoilers)

    In General
The household my father built masked rejection with kindness.

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

    Tenko Shimura (Spoilers

Tenko Shimura

Tomura Shigaraki's true name and identity.
His entry can be found here.

    Kotaro Shimura 

Kotaro Shimura

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

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

Quirk: Unknown

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

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

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

    Hana Shimura 

Hana Shimura

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

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

Quirk: Unknown

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

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

  • Brother–Sister Team: She told Tenko that they could become one someday despite their father's disapproval. However, that dream would never happen since Tenko's Quirk appeared and killed her and the whole family.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tenko's flashbacks show she was a kind and loving older sister to him and was the only family member to openly support his dream of being a hero. This relationship was soured when she betrayed her brother to spare herself from her father's wrath. She tried to apologize, but she ended up running away from Tenko in fear when she discovered their family dog's remains and was killed before she could truly make it up to him.
  • Death of a Child: Played with. She's Tenko's first (accidental) human victim, but at that point, he was a child as well.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: A tragic, justified, and short-lived example. In response to Kotaro's fury when the kids snooped through his things, a fearful Hana used her younger brother as a scapegoat. She later attempted to apologize to Tenko, but the damage to their relationship was already done and they sadly never got the opportunity to reconcile.
  • Dramatic Irony: She swore to protect and help Tenko in his flashback, but we already know she'd never got the chance. Later flashbacks show that she failed to keep her promise even when she had the chance to as well.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She can be spotted in one of Tenko's flashbacks in Chapter 222, but doesn't get properly introduced until later.
  • Family Theme Naming: Nana and her Identical Granddaughter, Hana, had names that end with "-ana".
  • Girlish Pigtails: She's a young girl with a pair of high pigtails.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She inherited both her black hair and pale skin from her grandmother, Nana. She even looked like a younger version of her.
  • Moment of Weakness: She tried to support her younger brother's dream and even wanted to follow his dream herself, but she was still just a child. When her angry father demanded to know who had broken into his office and peeped at the picture of her grandmother, she broke down in tears and said it was all Tenko's idea, clearly terrified of the punishment she'd face. Given the punishment Tenko faced, she was right to be scared. She did try to apologize to him later for this, but by that point, it's sadly too late.
  • Tears of Fear: It's implied her tears were this when Kotaro confronted her and Tenko. Considering what kind of a father Kotaro was to both her and her brother, it's completely understandable she would shed them.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her attempts to encourage Tenko's dream only led to their father beating him when she betrayed Tenko in order to save herself, which she regretted. When she went to apologize, she found their family dog in a pool of blood and she ran away in fear, disintegrating when Tenko tried to grab her to come back. She died horribly, never learning the truth of the situation, and Tenko never got to hear her much-needed apology. As such, this was one of the moments that led to his Start of Darkness.

    Nao Shimura 

Nao Shimura

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

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

Quirk: Unknown

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

Hana and Tenko's mother.

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

    Tenko's Maternal Grandparents 

Tenko's Grandparents

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

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

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

Quirks: Unknown
Mako on the left and Chizuo on the right

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

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



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

The Shimura family's pet dog.

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

Other Families

    Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugo 

Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugo

Debut: Chapter 96 (Manga), Episode 50 (Anime)
Masaru on the left and Mitsuki on the right.
"Our Katsuki... he's rash on everything he does, and most things come easy to him. During his whole life, people've made a fuss about him by praising him for every little thing he does... so I was so glad to hear what you had to say at that press conference. I was thinking that U.A. really understands our boy."
Mitsuki Bakugo

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


  • Alliterative Family: Mitsuki and her husband, Masaru, have names starting with "M".
  • Anime Hair: Their hairstyles are explosion-shaped, just like their son's.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Mitsuki and her son both have very strong personalities that inevitably lead to a ton of bickering, and Masaru is too timid to do anything about it.
    Masaru: (while Mitsuki and Katsuki are shouting at each other) You two, stop it... you're startling the teachers...
    Katsuki: Shut up, damn old man! Don't butt in!
    Mitsuki: (to Katsuki) You're the one who should shut up! (to Masaru) If you're going to talk, then speak clearly!
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Mitsuki has a tomboyish streak, and while Masaru may not be necessarily feminine, he's still less manly in comparison to her.
  • Opposites Attract: Mitsuki is as explosive as Katsuki is, while Masaru is a meek Only Sane Man.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Their son dies in battle at the end of Chapter 362... and they don't know yet that they're now bereaved parents. Edgeshot is attempting to revive him, but he is still clinically dead.
  • Parental Neglect: Downplayed. Mitsuki understands that she and Masaru should have done more to prevent Katsuki's current behavior.
  • Parents as People: Mitsuki and Masaru failed in educating their son's behavior while he was still a child. They admit that Katsuki's insanely overblown ego, rudeness, and bad attitude is a failure on their part as parents and that they should have noticed the early signs of his negative personality traits and done something. Furthermore, seeing their interactions show that their attempts may have backfired. Katsuki's answer on how to handle children and Mitsuki's words showed that her harsh methods of dealing with Katsuki also ended up instilling in him the virtue of using violence to solve his problems while his dad was too meek to do anything about it.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Mitsuki's the pitbull and Masaru's the puppy.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Masaru is a pragmatic Only Sane Man, while Mitsuki could pass as an angry type of Genki Girl.
  • Spiky Hair: They both have Wild Hair that sticks up at all angles. It's not hard to see where Katsuki got it from.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Katsuki resembles Mitsuki both physically and emotionally, but he also inherited his admiration for heroes from Masaru, though, unlike his father, he actually chose this career.


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

Quirks: Glycerin

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


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

Quirks: Oxidizing Sweat

  • Extreme Doormat: So shy that he can't even partake in the house and parenting decisions, since Katsuki and Mitsuki scream him into submission, sometimes even without realizing. It's also indicated in an omake he got together with Mitsuki in the first place in part because she came onto him so aggressively, he didn't have the nerve to reject her.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied. Between Masaru's meekness and his wife's explosive temper, it would be a wonder if he wasn't one.
  • Nice Guy: He is a calm, kind individual, which heavily contrasts with his wife and son's explosive tempers.
  • Only Sane Man: Due to having a wife and a son with foul mouths and bad tempers.

    The Uraraka Family 

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

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

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

Quirks: Unknown
Mrs. Uraraka on the left and Mr. Uraraka on the right.
"That's real sweet, Ochaco. But what'd be even sweeter is my baby girl making her dreams come true."
Mr. Uraraka

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

  • Eyes Always Shut: Ochaco's mom has her eyes closed all the time, to the point that her eye color is still unknown.
  • Good Parents: Rather than have Ochaco help out in the construction business, the two encourage her to make it big as a pro heroine because they know she's destined for greater things. What little we see of them shows they share a strong bond with her.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: They seem to have a rather goofy sense of humor, with their most prominent appearance being when they scare their daughter for a quick laugh.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ochaco seems to get her hairstyle from her mother, aside from bangs that resemble her father's hair. She also has her mother's brown hair color and blushed cheeks, and her father's brown eye color.
  • Working-Class Hero: The parents of one of the main protagonists running a failing construction company out in the sticks.

    The Iida Family 

The Iida Family

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

Quirk: Engine

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

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

    Kyotoku and Mika Jiro 

Kyotoku Jiro and Mika Jiro

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

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

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

Quirks: Unknown (Kyotoku), Earphone Jack (Mika)
Kyotoku in the front, Mika in the back

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

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

    The Asui Family 

The Asui Family

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

Quirks: Unnamed Frog Quirks
Tsuyu's Froggy Family!note 

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

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

    The Takami Family 

The Takami Family

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

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

Quirk: Unnamed Feathers Quirk (Takami) Unnamed Floating Eyeball Quirk (Tomie)
Tomie Takami

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

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

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

    Mrs. Yaoyorozu 

Mrs. Yaoyorozu

Debut: My Hero Academia School Briefs Volume 1

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

    The Aoyama Family (Major Spoilers

The Aoyama Family

Debut: Chapter 336 (Manga)
Yuga Aoyama's mother and father.
  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. They deeply love Yuga and want him to succeed in his dreams, being willing to support him however they can. However, this led to them accepting a deal with All For One for him to give Yuga his Quirk to overcome his Dream-Crushing Handicap, resulting in Yuga being forced to become The Mole for All For One at U.A. and indirectly leading to the current societal breakdown. When this is revealed, they are begging Yuga to continue in his role, despite all the devastation that has come from it and their son's Guilt Complex over betraying his friends and putting them in mortal danger, pointing out that their lives are forfeit if he doesn't and pleading with Yuga to save them, worsening his emotional torment. Despite wanting the best for their child, their poor decision-making has caused him nothing but grief.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After learning that their son was born Quirkless, they intentionally sought out All For One out of a desire for him to fit in with society. While All For One did give Yuga a Quirk, the end result is not only said Quirk being harmful to his body, but also all three of them being under the villain's thumb and him being The Mole.
  • Deal with the Devil: They made a deal with All For One because their son was Quirkless. Naturally, this puts the family in a lot of danger if they don't comply with him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Yuga's mother was among those seen reacting to the Kamino Ward incident.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Yuga's father has the same hairstyle as him, and his mother has the same blond hair and purple eyes as her son.
  • Useless Bystander Parent: Both of them end up in this position when Yuga is forcibly made AFO's mole. Rather than making any attempts to go to the police or U.A., they instead repeatedly guilt trip Yuga into putting his freedom (and the lives of his friends) at risk. While they regret putting their son in that position, the two seem to disregard the emotional turmoil he is put through.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's rather hard to talk about them without revealing that they made a deal with All For One and were responsible for Yuga becoming the U.A. traitor.