U.A. High School Students: Class 1-A (Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki) | Class 1-B | Students From Other Classes
Pro Heroes: School Faculty and Staff (All Might) | Other Heroes (Endeavor) | One For All and Its Torch Bearers
Villains: Known Villains (League of Villains [All For One, Tomura Shigaraki, Artificial Humans], Shie Hassaikai, Meta Liberation Army, Paranormal Liberation Front)
Others: Police and Government Workers | Civilians (Main Characters' Families) | Other High Schools
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Team Up Mission
Voiced by: Aya Kawakami (Japanese), Jessica Cavanagh (English)
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
Quirk: Attraction of Small Objects*
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.
- Adult Fear: Her reactions to problems surrounding her son are very grounded compared to the more elevated parts of the story:
- Not knowing how to support her child through his years of the emotional turmoil of what amounts to a genetic disability in the story's world. The stress of all of it is even revealed to be what led her to gain so much weight compared to when Izuku was a child in the author's notes.
- She responds to things like hearing Izuku broke his hand or arm, or that he's at the police station due to being targeted by a villain with the kind of panic and emotional distress you'd expect from a parent in the real world. It comes to the point in which she asks Izuku to leave U.A. after the Forest Training Camp Arc due to a very serious injury in his arms and eventually threatens to pull him out of the school because she fears for his safety and feels she can't trust the heroes there to keep him safe. Even after letting him go on with his hero studies, she admits that she sometimes wishes he'd stayed Quirkless so he could safely watch from the sidelines.
- Alliterative Family: Inko and her son, Izuku.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She may have gained some weight over the years, but it does not really take anything away from her appearance.
- 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.
- Foil: To Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugo. Inko is very involved in Izuku's life but was unable to properly support him and his dream when it was discovered that he was Quirkless, leading him to become a bullied Shrinking Violet and feeling guilt over this until he gets into U.A. She does her best to back him every step of the way but is constantly worrying about his safety. Meanwhile, the Bakugos have a son with an extremely powerful Quirk but weren't involved enough in his personal life to rein in his explosively increasing ego and temper, which they don't confront until after he gets into U.A., leading them to feel guilty over this.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ocular Gushers: 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 a window. They've also received complaints for causing water to drip into the apartment below them.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reality Ensues: She received praise from fans who loved that she's a heavily realistic depiction of a mother in a shonen manga. Mothers usually are not mentioned or are dead in this genre, but Inko is shown as supportive of her son's dream, but also heavily worried about his well being while he is going in a life-or-death situation. Her unwillingness to put Izuku in U.A.'s dorms is nothing less than understandable, seeing as the school has been a source of controversy due to being on the receiving end of several villain attacks and even gotten one of their students kidnapped, as well as her own son's many injuries while under their tutelage. Even All Might and Izuku admit that while they want the transference to the dorms to happen, she has a valid point.
- 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 greatly resembles her son, both physically and emotionally. They share may facial features such as face shape, eye shape, hair, and eye color, etc. 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 Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her son, she has deep green hair.
- You Remind Me of X: According to All Might, she reminds him of Nana, his mentor. After meeting Nana himself, Izuku acknowledges the resemblance.
Quirk: Fire Breath
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. Any further information about him has only been given in supplementary material and author notes.
Shoto Todoroki's family.
- Dysfunctional Family: Because of Endeavor, every Todoroki carries their own share of emotional baggage. Natsuo hates him, Shoto has a mixed opinion about him, Rei is not even allowed to look at him and Toya appears to be dead. Only Fuyumi seems to have nothing personal against her father, but her family situation still distresses her anyway. At the very least though, Endeavor has changed a bit for the better, as otherwise they would've been a Big, Screwed-Up Family instead.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Fuyumi, Natsuo, and Toya can all be spotted in one of Shoto's flashback 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 it is also implied to be ice-related, based on her white hair and her name containing the kanji for "winter".
- 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.
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
Debut: Chapter 38 (Manga), Episode 19 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Ice Quirk
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 ultimately 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, she 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 slight moves towards fixing things.
- Abusive Parents: Subverted. She was a kind woman who encouraged Shoto to pursue his own dreams but snapped due to a combination of the frustration for being used and the fact her children were beginning to look like Endeavor, which resulted in her dumping boiling water on Shoto's face in a Moment of Weakness. She gets better later on after being hospitalized and Shoto reconciles with her after the Sports Festival.
- Arranged Marriage: According to Shoto, Endeavor bought her family over to marry her through a Quirk marriage. It's revealed he chose her because of how her ice Quirk counters his fire Quirk, implying she was meant to keep him from hurting himself. The fact he remembered her favorite flowers even though she mentioned it only once seems to show he did care about her.
- Breeding Slave: Subverted. When introduced, Endeavor's words on how he groomed his youngest son, Shoto, to be his successor because of his Ice/Fire Quirk, alongside how he views his older children as failures and Shoto's explanation that he forced Rei into a Quirk marriage, initially caused the audience to assume that he only married her to have a child with Combo Platter Powers who could be strong enough to surpass All Might as the greatest superhero. However, Endeavor's own words of wanting someone to combat his weakness says otherwise.
- Broken Bird: She is left quite a wreck at the story, what with her marriage with Endeavor along with her ruined family life. However, later chapters imply that her being broken is a recent phenomenon. Chapter 166 shows her as a tired yet content woman with Endeavor and a young Shoto (entering kindergarten). Later on, it's revealed that her oldest child Toya died or is presumed dead by the family, after his training with Endeavor went horribly wrong. This is what likely caused the most damage and set up for the worse to come.
- 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: 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 powerlessly witnessing her husband neglect, abuse and mistreat 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". Her daughter Fuyumi's name contains the word for "winter".
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name in kanji means "cold", which is a reference of her ice Quirk.
- Moment of Weakness: She injured Shoto immediately after she talked about how much the stress of her situation was getting to her.
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: She looks like she could be the older sister of her daughter, yet her daughter and oldest son are in their early to mid-twenties. This is justified in that by doing the math of her children's age and that of her husband's, the entire thing was a Teen Pregnancy.
- My God, What Have I Done?: A flashback in Chapter 249 reveals that this was her immediate reaction to burning Shoto's face, as she was shown frantically attempting to cool the burn on his face with her ice Quirk right after the scalding, and her tearful apology to Shoto years later proves that she still deeply regrets what she did.
- Nightmare Face: That absolutely disturbed look of fear and hate she gave to Shoto the day she burnt him.
- Older Than They Look: Not to the extent of Mitsuki Bakugo, but Rei is quite attractive and looks too young to have had children who are a teenager in the youngest and an adult in the oldest.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her eldest son, Toya, is implied to have died in an accident involving his fire Quirk.
- Parents as People: She tried her best to be a good mother, but Shoto's words on an arranged marriage and the implications of age means that she was likely barely out of school when she became a mother. As such, it's unsurprising that she was not the best. However, not much is known on how she was as a parent beyond her and Shoto. However, it's implied that the worst of it came after Endeavor's attempt at training Toya Gone Horribly Wrong one day and got him seemingly killed. This is probably what caused the downward spiral. When reuniting, she is working on mending her relationship with her kids.
- 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. However, later chapters implied that the bulk of the trouble began with Toya's death from Endeavor's training causing a backfire effect on his Quirk.
- Teen Pregnancy: Implied if the revelations on Endeavor's age and that of her children are considered. While her age is unknown, her husband's is 45 at the start of the series. While the age of their oldest child is not known, their second oldest child and only daughter is 22 at the start. Additionally, commentary on their oldest child, Toya, having a promising career cut short and forcing Endeavor to focus on Shoto implies he was a hero student or even a rookie hero before Shoto even got his work, making him likely 10-12 years older than Shoto. This means that with their oldest being 25-28 by present, this means that Endeavor was anywhere between 17 and 20 when they became parents, meaning Rei herself was likely either a teenager or just out of adolescence when she became a mother.
- Tears of Remorse: She apologized through tears to Shoto as they spoke in her room at the clinic.
- 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.
Voiced by: Kei Shindou (Japanese), Kate Oxley (English)
Debut: Chapter 44 (Manga), Episode 25 (Anime)
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.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied, given how Endeavor is her dad. Despite this, however, not much of her childhood is seen.
- Family Theme Naming: Her name contains the word for "winter", while her mother Rei's name means "cold".
- 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 more or less planning them to live in a new home and life without him. She is understandably heartbroken.
- Meganekko: She wears glasses.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is mostly white, save for some flecks of red from her father's side.
- 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.
- Outnumbered Sibling: She has three brothers, one older, Toya, and two younger, Natsuo and Shoto.
- 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.
- Temporal Theme Naming: The fuyu in her name means "winter", while the natsu in her brother Natsuo's name means "summer".
- The Unreveal: Her Quirk hasn'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 and her name containing the kanji for "winter".
- 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 it. 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.
Voiced by: Yūki Shin (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)
Debut: Chapter 187 (Manga), Episode 88 (Anime)
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".
- Calling the Old Man Out: In Chapter 192, he finally lets out everything he thinks of Endeavor to him, which includes his full anger about the fact that Fuyumi and himself were neglected, the abuse he put his mother and Shoto through, and an unknown incident regarding their absent brother, Toya. Endeavor has no answer to it.
- Distressed Dude: For Chapters 250-251, he gets kidnapped by the villain Ending, on 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.
- 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 hate his father, but that doesn't mean that he wants him dead. He still urges his father to retreat and wait for reinforcements while watching his battle with High-End on TV.
- Ironic Name: His name has the word for "summer" in it, but he doesn't do well in warm weather.
- 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, Toya, and Rei as well.
- Reality Ensues: It's not unusual for people not to want anything to do with their abusers after the abuse ends. Endeavor's abuse was monstrous, making Natsuo's rejection of the idea that Endeavor changed and the rejection of his apologies easily understandable. Even Endeavor understands that forgiveness wouldn't come easily if it'd come at all.
- Rejected Apology: While Endeavor is attempting to be The Atoner, Natsuo refuses to believe it, instead lashing out at him for his Parental Neglect towards himself and Fuyumi, and abuse to his mother and Shoto, as well as an unexplained event about their brother, Toya.
- 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!
- Temporal Theme Naming: The natsu in his name means "summer", while the fuyu in his sister Fuyumi's name means "winter".
Debut: Chapter 249 (Manga)
Quirk: Unnamed Fire Quirk
The eldest of the Todoroki siblings. He was Endeavor's original heir until something had Gone Horribly Wrong that ended up in his possible demise (at the very least, he is assumed dead by his family.)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, Toya is depicted as having pure white hair like Natsuo and his mother Rei, while in anime, he has his father's red hair.
- Alliterative Name: Toya Todoroki.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- The family seems to have lost contact with him, and something very sad happened to him, which started Rei's breakdown and turned Endeavor's attention to Shoto. Toya doesn't show up at any moment and the family seems to avoid talking about him anyway, so it's unknown whether he ran away or died, and what circumstances led to that. It's later revealed that he's dead or at least is believed to be dead by the family.
- Endeavor's comment on his weak constitution can be debated. On the one hand, he did mention this during his Training from Hell he was putting Shoto through so it could mean he didn't live up to Endeavor's expectations. On the other hand, given how Toya was almost certainly a teenager during his training and given how his Quirk functions similarly to his father's (albeit to higher extremities) and the revelations of the downsides of Quirks on their users, Endeavor could be completely objectively right which is why he was so horrified. Furthermore, as Older Than They Look shows, he did not look his age, looking even younger than his younger siblings.
- Blinding Bangs: As seen in a flashback in Chapter 188, he mysteriously has a hairstyle that covers his eyes. The picture of him in Chapter 249 shows him without it, though.
- Cryptic Background Reference: His absence is noticeable when all his siblings are able to still get together and visit their mother. Natsuo mentions "something" having happened to him and implies that Endeavor is to blame in some way.
- Dark Secret: When Endeavor tried to have him invoke a Dangerous Forbidden Technique, he wound up dying from the backlash, at least going by what the Todorokis know. The whole ordeal fractured their family, especially on Natsuo's side as he completely blames Endeavor for it.
- Death of a Child: His potential death, either from backlash of overextending his Quirk or injuries sustained from such, pretty much was the colossal breaking point for the family.
- The Ghost: We only see him in a couple of flashbacks, but we have no dialogue from him and absolutely no mention or inkling of a personality. Given how he is the oldest and thus the one with perhaps the most vital opinion on Endeavor, it's pretty startling.
- Logical Weakness: His Quirk was basically a more powerful version of Endeavor's, so overheating was very likely the same weakness, if not perhaps more so. Additionally, given his mother's Ice Quirk, it was likely she was vulnerable to fire. In fact, Endeavor noted to Shoto how Toya inherited his mother's weak constitution (which would explain why he looked pretty young for his age). As such, the Todorokis believe a backfire effect killed him.
- Meaningful Name: His name contains the kanji "燈矢", the first of which means "lamp" and the second of which means "arrow". The first character also contains the kanji for "fire" while the second refers to an object that is sent away and doesn't return, referencing his disappearance and fire Quirk.
- Never Found the Body: Implied by the fact that his family believes him dead, but doesn't confirm that he is.
- Older Than They Look: As seen in a flashback in Chapter 188, he looked younger than both Fuyumi and Natsuo as a child. However, he's actually older than them according to the databook◊. Given how it's mentioned he has a weaker constitution, this may mean he was an Ill Child.
- Playing with Fire: His Quirk is implied to be an even stronger variant of Endeavor's Hellfire. Unfortunately, this appears to come with the same brutal weaknesses, but to a greater degree.
- Superior Successor: Subverted. A flashback of Shoto's reveals that Toya was Endeavor's first choice as his successor because his fire powers were much stronger than his father's, but he had inherited his mother's weakness, specifically a weak constitution toward heat. It's implied this was discovered the hard way when Endeavor was teaching Toya.
- 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 kills 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 is confronted by his wife and her parents, who finally stand up to him and his harsh rules.
- Ludicrous Gibs: Unfortunately for everyone involved, Tenko's unintentional killing of them isn'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 of 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 is beating Tenko, but they do 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 causes him to lash out with his Quirk and destroy them.
Tenko ShimuraTomura Shigaraki's true name and identity.
Debut: Chapter 235 (Manga)
Tenko and Hana's father and Nana's son. He's grown up to have a severe distaste for heroics because his mother gave him away to protect him from her hero lifestyle.
- Abusive Parent: 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 admits to going too far in that instance, though, but this doesn't save him.
- Berserk Button: Any mention of heroism is enough to rile Kotaro up, but being reminded of his mother immediately sends him on a violent rage.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 have never knew the cause of his father's death since his mother likely give him up shortly after his father's passing.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He strongly opposed his children wanting to become heroes. Of course this lead him to outright abuse them, especially Tenko.
- Foster Kid: Grew up in foster care after his mother had to abandon him for his own safety.
- Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: Kotaro was the firm hand to his wife's gentle touch.
- Hypocrite: He hates his mother for hurting her own family through heroism, yet ends up doing the same thing to his own through his strict rules. His wife eventually calls him out on this after hitting Tenko, and Kotaro agrees that he crossed the line. He dies a hypocrite, begging his son to stop while trying to attack him; Tenko, driven insane by Kotaro's brand of parenting, hears none of it and screams at him to die.
- Irrational Hatred: He hates 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.
- Jerkass Realization: After beating Tenko for supposedly breaking into his office, he reexamines his feelings for his mother and is called out by the rest of his family, then concludes that he took things too far and that his rules have gotten out of hand. This sadly amounts to nothing, since shortly afterwards Tenko's Quirk awakens and he goes on an accidental killing spree against the family. Rather than trying to help or reason with Tenko, he resorts to attacking him with a weed clipper to get him to stop, which only succeeds in pushing Tenko into madness.
- Knight Templar Parent: Deconstructed Character Archetype. He'll do anything to prevent his own family from being affected by the consequences of heroism, but his own actions ends 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 said dangerous villain 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 discovers the remains of his family after Tenko's out of control powers starts decaying everything in sight. As his son desperately calls out to his father to save him, Kotaro's first instinct is to attack his son with a weed clipper. When that fails to knock him out and just serves to further enrage him, Kotaro desperately apologizes to Tenko and begs him to stop, but it's too little, too late; an enraged Tenko loses it and kills 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 shows 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 forbids any mention of heroism in his household and is strict in upholding the rules he sets up. This drives his family against him and ultimately, gets them all killed, including himself, at the hands of his son.
- 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 ends up destroying everything he tried so hard to maintain by abusing his son.
- Shadow Archetype: Both Kotaro and Kota lost their parents due to heroism and grew to despise it. While Kota gets better under Midoriya's influence and moves on from his grief, Kotaro had no one to inspire him and only further descends into his own sorrow. Tragically, Kotaro's hatred for heroism ends 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 decent and good. Instead, Kotaro ends up getting his entire family killed, leaving his broken son alone, with no one to protect him from the manipulations of even bigger monster - All For One.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He was once a sweet kid, but his mother gave him up to protect him form 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 abuse his own family.
- Unperson: Downplayed and Justified. While he still retains his full name after being left into 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.
- Was Too Hard on Him: While alone after hitting Tenko, he realizes 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 gets the chance.
- What You Are in the Dark: When Tenko begs for help after having accidentally killed the rest of their family with his newly manifested Quirk, Kotaro's last act is 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 seals both of their fates, as Tenko retaliates by intentionally killing him. Even after resolving to be better, Kotaro falls back on violence and fear to solve his problems, rather than even trying to approach with love.
- Would Hurt a Child: He physically beat his own son when he thought that Tenko broke into his office, but does regret his actions after cooling down. Unfortunately, he learned nothing from this experience, as he later tries to attack his son in an attempt to stop his rampage.
- You Are Not My Father: He basically refers to his own mother as a demon 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.
Debut: Chapter 227 (Manga)
Tenko's older sister, who supported his desire to be a hero.
- BrotherSister Team: She told Tenko that they could become one one day despite their father's hatred. However, that dream would never become to be 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 is soured when she betrays her brother in an effort to spare herself from her father's wrath. She tries to apologize, but she ends up running away from Tenko in fear when she discovers their family dog's remains, and is killed before she can 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.
- Dramatic Irony: She swears to protect and help Tenko in his flashback, but we already know she'll never get 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, have names that end with "-ana".
- Girlish Pigtails: She's a young girl with a pair of high pigtails.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Hana sold out her younger brother in an effort not to get into trouble with their father but ends up regretting her actions. When she goes to apologize, she finds their family dog in a pool of blood and she runs away in fear, disintegrating when Tenko tries to grab her to come back. She dies horribly, never learning the truth of the situation, and Tenko never gets to hear her much-needed apology.
- Identical Granddaughter: She inherited both her black hair and pale skin from her grandmother, Nana. She even looks like her grandmother but in child form.
- Moment of Weakness: She tries to support her little brother's dream and even wants to follow his dream herself, but she's 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 faces, she was right to be scared. She does try to apologize to him later for this, but by that point, it's sadly too late.
- Reality Ensues: Says that she'll have Tenko's back, but she was still just a little girl who had an abusive father. When Kotaro confronted her about the photo of her grandmother, all Hana could do was crying her eyes out while hugging her mother with her brother getting beaten up by their father.
- Tears of Fear: It was implied her tears were this when Kotaro confronted her and Tenko. Considering what kind of a father Kotaro was, 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 and his Start of Darkness.
Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga)
Hana and Tenko's mother.
- Cooldown Hug: Attempted to give one to Tenko to calm him down when his powers rampaged out of control. Sadly her body falls apart before she can, but his position as it happens suggests he was trying to hug her as well.
- Defector from Decadence: She decides that if enforcing Kotaro's rules involves hurting their children, she won'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 comes to pass, as Tenko accidentally goes on a killing spree when his Quirk awakens.
- Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: Nao was the gentle touch to her husband's firm hand.
- Housewife: She stays home and takes care of the children as Kotaro makes enough money on his own.
- Nice Girl: She was a very kindhearted woman who wanted a happy family.
- No Name Given: She initially lacked a proper name, though the Volume 25 extras revealed it to be Nao.
- Parents as People: She did truly love 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 was implied to be the case. After Kotaro physically hit Tenko, Nao said that she won't follow his rules if they harm their children. However, it would never come to pass since Tenko's Quirk finally appeared.
- 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.
Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga)
Tenko's grandfather, Chizuo, and grandmother, Mako, on his mother's side.
- Doting Grandparent: They're very caring towards Tenko and try 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 words "ko" in their names.
- No Name Given: They went unnamed until the Volume 25 extras revealed their real names.
Debut: Chapter 235 (Manga)
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.
Masaru and Mitsuki Bakugo
Mitsuki's voiced by: Yuka Adachi (Japanese), Rachel Glass (English)
Masaru's voiced by: Taichi Takeda (Japanese), Patrick McAlister (English)
Debut: Chapter 96 (Manga), Episode 50 (Anime)
Quirks: Glycerin (Mitsuki), Oxidizing Sweat (Masaru)
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.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Mitsuki looks pretty young for a woman who has a son in his mid-teens. This is justified since her Quirk allows her to produce a smooth oil from her skin, which gives her a youthful appearance.
- Abusive Parents:
- Defied. Despite giving Katsuki a Dope Slap, 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!
- Alliterative Family: Mitsuki and her husband, Masaru, have names starting with "M."
- Anime Hair: Their hair are explosion-shaped just like their son's.
- 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, Mitsuki 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.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender-inverted. Mitsuki is the Brooding Girl, Masaru is the Gentle Boy.
- 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: Mitsuki's 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: Mitsuki gives Katsuki one three times. It's easy to see where he got his temper from.
- 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!
- Early-Bird Cameo: At the very end of the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, Mitsuki 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.
- Extreme Doormat: Masaru is so shy that he can't even partake on 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.
- Family Theme Naming: Mitsuki and her son, Katsuki, have names ending in "-tsuki".
- Mitsuki to Inko. Both are Birds of a Feather with their sons. However, while Inko is more loving and caring, Mitsuki is cruder and prone to screaming. The fact that their sons' behaviors are complete opposites definitely plays a part in how they behave with them.
- Masaru to Hisashi on account of the fact that the former is actually present in his child's life. However, he's totally ineffective at parenting, to the point that he might as well be absent.
- Good Counterpart:
- Mitsuki to 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: Again, Mistuki. Like mother, like son.
- Henpecked Husband: Implied. Between Masaru's meekness and his wife's explosive temper, it would be a wonder if he wasn't one.
- Jerkass to One: Mitsuki is only harsh with her son Katsuki, and seems to be polite and courteous to others.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Mitsuki blames Katsuki for being kidnapped. This is exactly how Katsuki has been treating Midoriya since the earliest chapters of the manga.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Mitsuki. Her potty mouth is another trait Katsuki got from her.
- Mood-Swinger: Mitsuki goes from being cheerful to yell at her son in a second.
- Nice Guy: Masaru is a calm, kind individual, which heavily contrasts with his wife and son's explosive tempers.
- Older and Wiser: Mitsuki is this 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.
- Only Sane Man: Masaru, due to having a wife and a son with foul mouths and bad tempers.
- Opposites Attract: Mitsuki is as explosive as Katsuki is, while Masaru is a meek Only Sane Man.
- Parental Neglect: Downplayed. Mitsuki understands that she and Masaru should have done more to prevent Katsuki's current behavior.
- Parents as People: Mitsuki and Masaru failed in educating their son's behavior while he was still a child. They admit that Katsuki's insanely overblown ego, rudeness, and bad attitude is a failure on their part as parents and that they should have noticed the early signs of his negative personality traits and done something.
- Furthermore, seeing their interactions show that their attempts may have backfired. Katsuki's answer on how to handle children and Mitsuki's words showed that her harsh methods of dealing with Katsuki also ended up instilling him the virtue of using violence to solve his problems while his dad was to meek to do anything about it.
- Pitbull Dates Puppy: Mitsuki's the pitbull and Masaru's the puppy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mitsuki 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.
- 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 is basically a male version of his mom with his dad's hair shape.
- Tomboyish Voice: Mitsuki speaks with a pretty low, gruff voice in Japanese.
The Iida Family
Debut: Chapter 13 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)
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 is really organic and runs off of fuel produced by his body.
- Shout-Out: Their hero costumes resemble Incursio from Akame ga Kill!
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)
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.
- Large Ham: As pictured above, and pointed out by an amused Kyoka, Kyotoku was really moved by the fight between All Might and All For One:Kyotoku: MY DAUGHTER'S TEACHER'S SO HARDCORE, MAN! THAT BATTLEFIELD'S A STADIUM AND HE'S ROCKIN' IT DOWN!!
- Like Father, Like Son: Kyotoku is a rock musician and given the reactions to Kyoka's musical performances, she definitely got it from him. Flashbacks reveal that Kyoka inherited his and Mika's love for music at an early age.
- 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.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Kyotoku took his wife's name after they married.
- Meganekko: Mika wears glasses.
- 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: Mika looks like a slightly older version of Kyoka, and has the same Quirk.
- Unusual Ears: Like her daughter, Mika has long earlobes that look like audio connectors.
The Asui Family
Debut: Bonus Chapter 1 (Manga), Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)
Quirks: Unnamed Frog Quirks
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 and Satsuki have the same wide, round eyes as Tsuyu.
- 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 daughter of the Asui family.
- Outnumbered Sibling: Samidare is the only boy in his family, with my two sisters.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Samidare's hair covers his eye, giving him a somewhat mysterious look.
- V-Sign: Samidare makes this gesture when Tsuyu introduces him at the beginning of the Training of the Dead OVA.