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Keigo Takami — Hawks
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Zeno Robinson (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish/TV series), Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin American Spanish/Movies)
Debut: Chapter 184 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
Quirk: Fierce Wings
The 2nd highest-ranked hero in Japan, a young man with large wings who claims to "take it easy". He's very outspoken and likes throwing people for a loop, and employs Tokoyami during both of the teen's work studies.
His Quirk, "Fierce Wings", allows him to control the feathers of his wings with his mind. These can be used for attacking enemies or assisting or saving people.
- Abusive Parents: His father was a criminal who regularly beat and berated his family, while his mother was emotionally unavailable.
- The Ace: Four years ago, he started his own hero office at 18, which means he did it right after coming out of Hero School. He was the first teenager to be in the Top 10 back at 19, meaning it took him just a year to become one of the ten best heroes in Japan. He is strong enough to assist Endeavor against the High-End Nomu, Hood, and evade its attacks even though he's the same age as Endeavor's own daughter.
- All There in the Manual: His real name was first confirmed through a databook.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Hawks. Not only is he named after one, but he also has the wings of one.
- Ascended Fanboy: As a child, Hawks was verbally and emotionally abused by his father, a petty crook who wished Hawks had never been born. Hawks was "rescued" by Endeavor, who ended up putting Hawks' father in jail after the latter stole a car. At that moment, Hawks believed that heroes really did exist, and wanted to be just like the heroic ideal he saw in Endeavor. Even before this point, he admired Endeavor's heroics on TV, and carried an Endeavor plushie around because it was a lot cheaper than an All Might plushie.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Fitting of his bird-themed appearance, his hair looks like feathers, rather than actual hair, which may or may not be a side effect of his Quirk.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Youngest hero to reach the top 10 rankings.
- Badass Baritone: While not as booming or gruff as All Might or Endeavor, Yuichi Nakamura portrays the skilled, powerful Hawks with a deep, soothing voice.
- Badass in Distress: During the fight against Dabi in the Paranormal Liberation Army mansion, Hawks gets severely injured, and has his wings burned off, prompting the necessity for Tokoyami to rescue him.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Downplayed. During his fight with Dabi he gains major burns and loses his wings but manages to retain most of his body intact.
- Blessed with Suck: To some extent, Hawks sees his Quirk as this. Because of his talents and amazing Quirk, he feels compelled to help no matter what, even if it means doing things he'd rather not.Hawks: I'm Hawks. The hero too fast for his own good.
- Body Horror: Dabi does not go easy on him. From Dark Shadow's horrified and fearful look and words about it being "gone", not only did Dabi's flames burn away Hawk's wings, they burned his back so badly it's basically a charred mess.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a young, top-ranking Hero who hates doing investigative work, gladly shoving it onto Endeavor the first chance he gets. This is then downplayed when it's shown he had long-term goals and needed someone as powerful as Endeavor to be able to pursue them.
- Broken Pedestal: Averted in regards to Endeavor. While is shocked to learn the truth of Endeavor's Abusive Parent nature straight from Dabi/Toya and Endeavor's admittance of it, the fact that Endeavor has already started his path as The Atoner and realized and regretted what he's done means that for Hawks, there's no pedestal to break since Endeavor's trying to make things right.
- Brought Down to Normal: After having his wings burnt off by Dabi, he can no longer fly or use his Feather Flechettes. They do seem to be growing back - Hawks says hes not ready to fly again yet, indicating he might be at some point - its clearly going to take a while.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": His belt has the "H" for Hawks as a buckle.
- Consummate Liar: Completely fools the League of Villains and the Paranormal Liberation Front into thinking he supports their cause.
- Condescending Compassion: Despite his genuine offer to help Twice turn his life around, between the fact that it's coming right as Hawks has revealed himself to be a mole for the heroes and the League being the only ones to accept Twice despite his psychological issues all it does is to enrage the already distraught villain.
- Curtains Match the Window: His eyes are a similar golden-brown to his hair.
- Civvie Spandex: His hero clothes are composed of somewhat casual clothes with a feathered jacket and headphones with a visor; he seems like he could just be walking down the street.
- Dark and Troubled Past:Keigo Takami was born to a mentally ill mother and a criminal father. His mother was desperate enough to keep his father from leaving that she hid him from the authorities and did anything she could to keep him around. Not long later Keigo was born and his father resented Keigo's existence because he would still be free if he hadn't been born. His father would also forbid him from leaving the house and would physically abuse him for any minor slights.
- Determinator: Sure, Hawks understands that Twice isn't that much of a bad guy and genuinely wants to help him, but that doesn't mean he won't prioritize his mission of keeping the villain out of the fight. Even when almost all of his feathers are ashes and Dabi is practically roasting him, he powers through to kill Twice.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The anime adds an extra scene during the Internship Arc, specifically showing when the Tokoyami and the other student interns received their work studies, including a brief glimpse of Hawks three arcs before his debut in the manga. He also gets a cameo during the second ending of Season 4, in a photo showing him training his Quirk as a young child.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: He began in the manga with a white belt and shirt markings, which remained the case until he debuted in the anime with yellow instead. The yellow subsequently migrated to his manga incarnation for consistency.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: He's so skilled at manipulating his feathers that he can stop all crimes around him while just walking past and doing something else. On patrol with Endeavor, he's able to chat about restaurants while stopping a villain from performing a terrorist attack, saving a dog that almost ran into traffic, and helping civilians with heavy luggage.
- False Friend: When part of the Paranormal Liberation Front, Twice sees Hawks as a great friend, unaware that he's undercover. However, Hawks does call him good-natured.
- Fan of Underdog: In a sense. As Endeavor is the only hero who truly attempted to surpass or even rival All Might, Hawks at least respects his efforts more than others. When Endeavor becomes the new Number One hero, Hawks promises to support him and makes good on it by aiding in the battle against Hood. A flashback showed that, even as a child, he had an Endeavor plushie, and Chapter 267 hints that it was Endeavor who inspired him to be a hero because child him in a flashback noticeably gives the plushie a smile while asking if he could become a hero that beats bad guys and saves people like "him".
- Feather Flechettes: Unlike other examples, Hawks can actively manipulate where they go. And he's so skilled in their usage that he can stop multiple crimes just by launching his feathers at villains while ambling down the street. He can also use them non-lethally to cushion falls or move people away from harm.
- Foreshadowing: Chapter 184 gave a few hints that Hawks would be up there in the JP Hero Chart. Uraraka mentioned that his popularity was high enough that Tokoyami should be getting fans just for interning under him, and the narration mentions that popularity is a factor in the chart, as well as showing the silhouette of a winged hero while explaining the chart being just below Endeavor and All Might's silhouettes.
- Foil: Introduced as one of the new crops of top heroes, and specifically contrasted against the new #1, Endeavor. Unlike the middle-aged and broadly unpopular Endeavor, who is known for his aloofness and unpleasantness and relies on his strong Quirk in combat, Hawks is a casual and surface-friendly young man who is beloved by the general populace and doesn't have a powerful Quirk; rather, he relies on cleverness and ingenuity to use it effectively.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's a fun-loving guy and a believer in doing the right thing, but he's not afraid to engage in Dirty Business if that's what he feels needs to be done. Despite repeatedly giving Twice a chance to surrender, Twice's refusal to even with a feather blade posed right over his face leads to a moment where had Dabi not staged a Villainous Rescue, it's heavily implied Hawks would have brought the blade down to finish him for good. When Dabi manages to break in and Twice is almost able to escape, Hawks throws aside his belief that Twice can be redeemed and manages to land a fatal attack that causes Twice to die.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: It's all but outright stated that he can eventually replenish any feathers that get destroyed naturally given how he doesn't hesitate to sacrifice most of them to help Endeavor defeat Hood, but it's not instantaneous.
- Hero Does Public Service: It's shown that he not only defeats even low-level villains in his rounds but also saves dogs and helps old ladies to carry heavy stuff. Of course, the nature of his Quirk makes it extremely easy to manipulate several things simultaneously.
- Heroic Bystander: How his Hero career began. As a child, he performed an impressive rescue after a huge accident. This caught the attention of the authorities who decided to make him a great pro-hero.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He puts up a front of being a cocky, arrogant hero who loves to flaunt how great of a hero he is to everyone else. This is so the villains buy that he's a traitor and that none of the other heroes find out that he's The Mole.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: He uses up all his feathers in the battle with Hood. When he meets with Dabi afterward, he reveals he kept a sword-sized feather in reserve as insurance.
- Icarus Allusion: Subtly. He's a young, arrogant, and talented Teen Genius with large wings. This is lightly alluded to in a shot of him spreading his wings close to a light source, being that Icarus is better known for flying too close to the sun. He also mentions that his flight is compromised the more feathers he uses, similar to how Icarus died when he lost too many feathers and plummeted to his death. Becomes less subtle when he sends his feathers to a grievously injured Endeavor while the latter is fighting Hood, giving him literally flaming wings. In his next big operation after that fight, his wings are completely burnt off by Dabi.
- If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: What Dabi asks of him to prove his loyalty toward the League. He's tasked with killing Best Jeanist.
- Improbable Weapon User: He is seen using his feathers as makeshift swords.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Hawks is willing to get dark, play The Mole, but at the end of the day, he is always, always a hero. Lady Nagant, his predecessor in the Hero Public Safety Commission, has no idea how a fellow Tyke-Bomb privy to the darker side of hero work could keep striving forward with a heroic fire in his heart; in reply, Hawks just smiles and says hes an optimist.
- Hawks admired Endeavor for arresting his abusive father, not knowing that Endeavor is himself an abusive father.
- Hawks got his wings almost burned off by the son of the man he admired.
- It's All My Fault: He seems to have taken some personal guilt in the fact that Endeavor got brutalized in the fight against Hood because it was part of his plan to gain the trust of the League of Villains, but he didn't predict that they would send in the strongest Nomu yet.
- Lazy Bum: Played with. He's an extremely competent hero who flies around the entire country on patrols, but he shoves investigative work on Endeavor the first chance he gets. He also states that his goal is to create a society where heroes have more free time than they know what to do with.
- Like Parent, Like Child:While he never wanted to become like either of his parents who he saw as deeply broken people, he bases his self worth on how useful he is to others similar to how his mother would be towards his father.
- Logical Weakness: His Feather Flechettes, though he can replenish them with time, are not unlimited, and using too many at once compromises his Flight abilities. This in particular makes fire his biggest weaknesses since it burns his feathers faster than he can recover, something he tells Tokoyami during his internship.
- Meaningful Name: Taka (鷹) is the Japanese word for Hawk.
- The Mentor: Hawks previously took Tokoyami under his wings as his intern for the Work-Study program. Come time for the second round of internships however Hawks, unfortunately, had to turn him down due to now acting as the mole in the League of Villains.
- Mind over Matter: Played with. Hawks is able to manipulate each of his individual feathers with his mind, allowing him to use them as a Flechette Storm, to quickly evacuate people from dangerous places, and even grant someone else the temporary ability to fly by pushing them along.
- The Mole: He's secretly pretending to be this for the League of Villains, supplying them with info on the heroes. In actuality, he's trying to earn their trust so he can supply info to the heroes.
- Oh, Crap!:
- While he keeps a pretty good poker face about it his internal thoughts are screaming that he screwed up in waiting so long to infiltrate the League after seeing the vast resources they now have at their disposal and that now Shigaraki has power that rivals that of Pro Heroes.
- During the Paranormal Liberation War arc, he realizes his mistake of underestimating Dabi when the villain yells his name out loud. The revelation that Dabi actually knows his real name, which had been kept out of public records since he was a child, causes him to freeze. When Dabi pummels Hawks with flames in an attempt to kill him he asks Dabi who he is and the response, that he is Endeavor's son, has Hawks give a facial expression that could only be described as this.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: The public only knows him by his hero name, as he has kept his real name out of public knowledge.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Invoked. He purposely acts strange to make Endeavor pay more attention to what he's trying to tell him.
- Popularity Power:
- He asks the crowd at the billboard rankings why people with a lower approval rating than him are being tame and trying to uphold the status quo and smugly rubs his higher approval ratings in Endeavor's face. He enforces that he believes that, in a time where society needs a new symbol after All Might, no metric should be more important than public approval.
- His confident attitude quickly impressed Mirko, who previously had no problem chewing out even Edgeshot when she took issue with his formation of a team.
- Chapter 186 showcases his skill with the public, he manages to defeat low-level villains, rescue animals, and help old ladies almost as second nature, using his powers without even needing to stop talking with Endeavor to do all of this and is warmly welcoming of anyone who tries to speak with him.
- Pun: In Japanese, he likes to use the word "bird" and "bird meat" to refer to options for eating, to point out the fact that he likes eating poultry despite being a bird-themed hero.
- Rags to Riches: Keigo was born to extreme poverty and his mom had to have him resort to stealing to survive when they were both homeless after his father got captured.
- Reluctant Hero: Downplayed. He doesn't really hate being a hero, and he clearly wants to do good for society. That being said, he himself admits that his incredible abilities as a hero sometimes leans more towards being a curse than a blessing. After all, if he were to give anything less or be any slower, than it could result in who knows how many dangers left unattended. Not to mention the fact that he was practically forced into growing up to be a hero since he accomplished a particularly daring rescue when he was a child, and suddenly his desire to create a world where heroes don't really have to do much of anything reads more like he's trying to lighten his own burden in particular.
- Shoot the Dog:
- Possibly. Chapter 240 reveals that the thing he has been carrying in his bag to meet up with Dabi is the dismembered corpse of Best Jeanist. While it later turns out not to be him, at the time Dabi notes that no matter who it is, the fact that Hawks apparently killed someone is still a pretty good sign to introduce him to the League.
- He's forced to kill Twice, as despite his offer of a fresh start and seeing him as a friend, Twice rejected his offer and stuck with the League to the end. In fact, he's been trying to minimize damage up right until he had no choice but to do the deed.
- Stealth Mentor: Played with. When Tokoyami first works with him during the Work Placement Week, he's relegated to clean up with the sidekicks while Hawks flies ahead and takes care of everything head-on. The sidekicks note that Hawks is too fast to keep up with, but if he slowed down to match their speed, it'd result in a lot more problems going unchecked. Hawks ends up not teaching Tokoyami anything new during the entire week. Later, during Hero Internships, Hawks invites Tokoyami back to his agency. This time he notices Tokoyami is chasing after him as he flies using Dark Shadow's Black Abyss technique, desperately working to keep up in spite of the sidekicks' words. Hawks takes Tokoyami flying that night and tells him he should keep honing his strengths as well and take to the sky, resulting in Tokoyami developing his flight ability, Dark Shadow: Black Fallen Angel.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: With Endeavor, following his introduction. He is an eccentric and upbeat guy who likes making puns, followed by Endeavor's style of stoicism.
- Superpower Lottery: Hawks' Quirk is essentially five in one: He can fly, out-speed villains with actual Super Speed Quirks, can feel vibrations to scout out areas incredibly quickly, telekinetically control his own feathers for rescue and attack, and use those feathers as bladed weapons.
- Super Senses: Hawks is able to feel vibrations through his feathers, allowing him to quickly scout out an area by spreading his feathers around and using them to detect unusual disturbances. He can even use them to eavesdrop on people!
- Super Speed:
- Though not his Quirk in and of itself, it's repeatedly mentioned that Hawks is incredibly fast. When reminiscing about his start as a hero and meteoric rise, he laments that he's too fast for his own good, being forced to do more work than necessary simply because he has the ability to do so. Even his sidekicks are relegated to cleanup duty because Hawks is always finished by the time they arrive. Tokoyami's constant attempts to keep up during his one-week work-study impress Hawks enough to take him under his wing, inspiring Tokoyami to create his Black Fallen Angel move, allowing him to fly much like his mentor.
- In Team-Up Mission, he easily outraces a villain known for having an actual Super Speed Quirk that makes him faster than either Midoriya or Bakugo, who are known for their sharp reflexes, can see.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Deconstructed. Because the League of Villains accepted Twice where the rest of society failed him for most of his life, Hawks' genuine attempts to talk Twice down and help him turn his life around comes across instead as Condescending Compassion and only serve to enrage the already distressed villain. In the end, Hawks is ultimately forced to kill Twice.
- Trademark Favourite Food: He really likes chicken, which is ironic since he is a bird-themed hero.
- Tyke-Bomb: After he performed a daring rescue as a child, the authorities immediately looked for him and decided that he must become a Hero due to his great potential. So they took him in and raised him to be a great hero. It's implied that his desire for a world where Heroes can take it easy is due to the fact that he was more or less railroaded into being a hero. Unsurprisingly, he is the youngest person to ever reach the Top 10 and is still currently the youngest member, with the next-youngest (Mirko, who is 3 years older at 26) ranking at number 5.
- Undying Loyalty: Due to feeling "saved" by Endeavor, who put away Hawks' abusive father, Hawks remains staunchly loyal to him even after learning about Endeavor's own abuse of his children, believing that unlike his own father Endeavor has truly changed for the better.
- Unusual Eyebrows: His eyebrows have a very strange shape that lightly resembles feathers.
- Weak, but Skilled: Hawks laments the fact that his Quirk doesn't give him much extra power when his direct attacks against the Hood fail to cause damage. Despite this, he can still slice through ordinary Nomu by using his high speed to amplify the force of his slashes and compensate for his fairly average strength. His wings also provide him various forms of utility. Using almost all of his feathers, he was able to telekinetically evacuate everyone in a collapsing building alongside those on the ground, and he can use the feathers to complete multiple tasks at once from a distance, as well as pick up on conversations covertly. In fact, he is one of the few heroes with multiple 6/5 scores in the Ultra Analysis Data Book - both Speed AND Technique.
- Weak to Fire: As Hawks admits to Tokoyami, his feathers can still burn, so he makes sure not to waste time against fire-Quirk opponents. Too bad he pays too much attention to neutralizing Twice that he fails to notice Dabi coming for him until half his wings are incinerated. Hawks even notes to himself that this is the worst possible matchup for him.
- What You Are in the Dark: References the trope by saying that people only show their true natures when they're either backed into a corner or given absolute freedom.
- Winged Humanoid: His Quirk gives him large wings, and allows him to control its feathers.
Tsunagu Hakamada — Best Jeanist
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English), Gianfranco Mastrorosa (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 48 (Manga), Episode 27 (Anime)
Quirk: Fiber Master
The current 3rd-highest ranked hero in Japan, a stylish individual who takes pride in his work. He believes heroes should maintain a positive appearance, both physically and socially, in order to inspire peace in society.
During the Field Training Arc, he took in Bakugo as an intern in order to teach the teen how to properly present himself as a hero, which yielded the expected results. After the Hideout Raid Arc, he was forced to take a temporary hiatus from hero work after All For One's attack cost him a lung. Despite this, he ends up moving up a rank, from fourth to third, in Hero Billboard Chart rankings due to his actions during the Kamino Ward Raid.
His Quirk is "Fiber Master", which grants him the ability to manipulate the fibers that make up clothing.
- The Ace: As far popularity and ingenuity are concerned. He is so popular that even when taking an extended leave from hero work following his injuries from All For One, his rank actually increases to third place. He was also praised by All For One of all people for reacting to his attack even though his Quirk would ordinarily be something All For One wouldn't even bother stealing, due to the hard work involved in using it.
- Achilles' Heel: More powerful application of his Quirk such as restraining Gigantomachia demands increasing focus, to the point he's virtually a sitting duck and necessitates others to protect him.
- Action Fashionista: One of the top four heroes, and also a trendsetter. He has his own fashion line and has owned the real-world Best Jeanist design award multiple times as well.
- Ambiguous Situation: The Meta Liberation Army Arc reveals he's currently missing. The League has actually ordered him to get killed by Hawks, and at the end of the arc, it appears that he has gone through with it, but as Hawks is The Mole, it's unknown what his current state is. As of Chapter 291, it is revealed he is alive, and the conversation between himself and Hawks in Chapter 299 reveals that he was put into a death-like state they replicated from the Noumu in their custody to sell Hawks as a mole. Of course, Hawks himself notes it was good fortune the Liberation Front allowed him to keep Beast Jeanist's body preserved until it was time to wake him up, and Jeanist admits his body still feels like hell.
- Awesome by Analysis: During the attack on the Tokyo Sky Egg in Vigilantes, Best Jeanist is among the heroes isolated inside the building. He quickly gets a plant of the building and realizes the attack was a planned act of terrorism since the resulting blackout locked the elevators and exit doors. With that knowledge, he quickly takes the helm and assigns tasks to everyone, some to calm down the civilians and whoever can fly to find a way out to try to find the source of the attack.
- Badass Baritone: In Japanese, he's voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, who is known for having a deep voice.
- Badass Cape: Wears one in the Hideout Raid Arc. This is justified as it's an additional source of fibers.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Chapter 291, just as Dabi has shattered morale for the heroes and is about to use Prominence Burn to finish them off, Best Jeanist jumps out from a cargo plane with several drums of heavy wires to wrap him, the rest of the League of Villains, and Gigantomachia himself.
- Brutal Honesty: When he first meets Bakugo he bluntly tells him that he doesn't like him and that he only recruited him for the internship so he could mould his abrasive personality into something better.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced alongside Endeavor in an ad in Chapter 3. He started playing an actual role in the story 45 chapters later.
- Clothing Combat: He can manipulate fibers, essentially allowing him to control clothing. This is much more powerful than it sounds as it is practically impossible for anyone wearing any sort of clothing to be able to resist his Quirk.
- Cool Car: Best Jeanist's personal sports car is customized to be able to shoot out steel cable for him to manipulate with his Quirk, allowing him to quickly make impromptu captures in a hurry. It also happens to bear a striking resemblance to the Batmobile
- Determinator: Never gives up in spite of overwhelming opposition. When he sees Bakugo's villainous tendencies, he tries to reform him rather than giving up on or ignoring him. When All For One's shockwave tears through his fiber binding, Best Jeanist makes sure to pull everyone out of the way even though he himself has no defense against the attack. Once he realizes he was misinformed about the nature of All For One's power and realizes he is as strong as All Might, and even after taking the brunt of All For One's shockwave and being rendered immobile, Best Jeanist still uses Fiber Master to prop up his body to launch a final attack against All For One. All For One also notes that the level of dedication needed to reach Best Jeanist's level of skill with such a mundane Quirk is so great that Shigaraki can't be expected to match it.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Like Momo Yaoyorozu, his Quirk is implied to have taken a lot of training and time to master, but he made a name for himself as a top-ranking pro hero with it. This works to Best Jeanist's advantage when All For One doesn't bother stealing his Quirk, because getting any use out of it would require the same amount of training and he doesn't have the time or patience for that, having other Quirks with more raw power at his disposal.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first thing he does when he meets Bakugo at his agency is to lecture him on his Fatal Flaw, having so much pride in himself that he cares little for how it reflects on his image, his ferocious nature, and general bad attitude, and vows to correct him, by making him "presentable" to the public.
- Face Palm: In the anime, he does this when Bakugo accidentally makes a group of children cry by shouting at them during their patrol around the city.
- Faking the Dead: He stays "missing" after Hawks pretends to have killed him, only reappearing once the undercover gig is up. He had to be put in a death-like trance reminiscent of a Noumu when it has no orders to follow to sell it, and he complains after the fact his body still feels sore as hell.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Downplayed. Similar to All Might, the wounds All For One inflicted cost him a lung but didn't force him to retire outright. He just had to withdraw from active heroics temporarily. It is also shown that using his full power taxes him greatly post-injury, as he can be seen coughing and bleeding from his nostrils.
- Gratuitous English: Not him, but his employees and interns respond to him by saying, "Sure, Best Jeanist!" in unison.
- Groin Attack: In Smash!, he disciplines Bakugo by forcing him to wear jeans and then tightening them around his groin when he acts out of line.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Quirk is perfect for restraining ne'er-do-wells since almost everyone wears clothing. He can also manipulate the threads of his own clothing so that they're nearly invisible and make them strong enough to even bind Nomus.
- Even Gigantomachia, a villain bigger and much stronger than Mt Lady, struggles to break free of thick wires under Best Jeanist's control.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Takes the brunt of All For One's devastating attack whilst pushing the rest of his fellow pro heroes out of the way using his Quirk, and is quickly dispatched immediately afterward.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Or rather, near-fatally attacked mid-thought. He survived, but just barely.
- Master of Threads: Best Jeanist's Quirk allows him to manipulate the fibers in clothing, which he uses to restrain opponents. While it lacks raw power, Best Jeanist's training and skill with this ability has made him one of the highest ranked heroes in the setting.
- Meaningful Name: The "hakama" in his family name refers to traditional Japanese trousers, which emphasizes his connection to clothing. The kanji for his given name, Tsunagu, is part of the Japanese word for "mending", as in to mend clothes. His hero name is taken from the Best Jeanist Award, an annual event in Japan that awards celebrities who look the best in jeans.
- The Mentor: Best Jeanist recruited Bakugo for the internships in order to iron out the kinks in his personality and make it something more heroic. He initially seems a bit ineffective in this role as Bakugo seemingly doesn't improve his attitude that much and hasn't developed any new techniques after their internship. However, a later flashback shows him encouraging Bakugo to come up with a good hero name, and Bakugo in the present wants him to be the first person to hear his new name so it seems Bakugo did learn something from him after all.
- No Mouth: So far, the lower half of his face hasn't been seen because it's always covered by clothing, both in his hero and civilian outfits.
- Nerves of Steel: Lampshaded by All For One himself. Best Jeanist was able to quickly save other heroes from All For One's attack and he himself survived the brunt. The villain is highly impressed and points out that his power came as a result of extensive training.
- Properly Paranoid: In the hideout raid, he immediately attacks and restrains an unknown person found in the hideout. When Mt. Lady protests, he says the circumstances make it obvious the person is an enemy. Indeed, the man turns out to be All For One, and the real issue there is Best Jeanist didn't attack enough.
- Pungeon Master: In the English dub, he loves to use cloth-related puns and metaphors. This continues into Vigilantes where he references cloth and thread very commonly. Koichi even calls him a "punny guy".
- Put on a Bus: Goes on a long convalescence following All For One's brutal attack. He technically returns in Chapter 231 in a flashback with Hawks, but as seen in billboards all throughout the city, he appears to have mysteriously disappeared. It isn't until Chapter 291 that he finally returns to the field.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
- Gives one to Bakugo, accusing him of wasting his potential due to always seeing himself as the strongest and acting out because of that. He spends the rest of Bakugo's internship trying to teach him about presentability and discipline. Unsurprisingly, Bakugo takes none of his lessons to heart and views the internship as a total waste of time, though considering Best Jeanist's condescending attitude and seemingly altering Bakugo's hero costume without permission, it's not very surprising it didn't stick.
- He gives a small one to Mt. Lady for assuming All For One could be a civilian when he was coming at them with murderous intent.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Dabi actually believed Hawks had brought him Best Jeanist's body in a sports bag, so when he expresses his surprise in Chapter 292, Jeanist takes a moment to tease him for his mistake. As it turns out, it was Best Jeanist's body, but he was induced to a death-like trance to sell it (and he complains his body still aches after the fact).
- Semantic Superpower: His Quirk doesn't just manipulate cloth fibers but any kind of fibers, as seen in the Spin-Off "Vigilantes", when he uses it on metallic bridge wires, spun by metal-fibers, to support a collapsing building by manipulating them as he does with his clothes.
- Single Substance Manipulation: His Quirk, "Fiber Control", is initially shown to manipulate the threads and fabrics of people's outfits. Denim is easiest to control, so his costume is a jeans bodysuit covering him from head to toe, but "Vigilantes" shows that it's actually a Semantic Superpower when he uses it on metallic bridge wires, spun by metal-fibers, to support a collapsing building by manipulating them as he does with his clothes.
- Slave to PR: He considers the public face of heroics to be of the utmost importance, taking in Bakugo specifically to try and straighten out his image.
- Smug Super: He's very confident in himself and comes off pretty arrogant. To his credit, he is one of the top 10 ranked heroes in Japan, but trying to take down All For One without knowing what he could do cost him dearly.
- Spanner in the Works: Dabi's pre-recorded confession and some Manipulative Editing of Endeavor and Hawk's conduct, in particular, how Hawks killed Jeanist to gain trust with the League would have completely shattered the civilians' faith in the heroes if it not for his timely arrival, showing that he's alive and well.
- Stern Teacher: He lectures Bakugo on being too prideful and tries to mold him into a more presentable hero with better control of his temper.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
- His lecture to Bakugo may have had good intentions behind it, but inviting a volatile teenager to your agency, giving them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech when you know nothing about them aside from a few seconds of footage from TV and then altering their appearance without permission is an absolutely terrible way to get through to someone and Bakugo considers the entire thing an utter waste of his time. Later, however, after undergoing some Character Development, Bakugo internally decides to tell Best Jeanist his new hero name first, implying that Best Jeanist's lessons got through to him.
- Best Jeanist was caught by surprise when All For One lowered his guard by openly conversing with him, and when Best Jeanist tried to strike at him without knowing what All For One was fully capable of and the many Quirks in his arsenal, All For One used a ranged combination of Quirks that bore down on Best Jeanist way too quickly for him to even know what hit him, and it tore a hole in him much the same way he did to All Might and immediately knocked him out cold. Because of how extensive his injury is, Best Jeanist has to take a lengthy sabbatical from pro hero work to heal, even missing out on the new hero rankings announcements following All Might's retirement.
- Weak, but Skilled: Despite Fiber Master being a case of Heart Is an Awesome Power, it's noted that the true strength of his Quirk is mostly derived from his training and experience, rather than raw power. This actually helps him somewhat against All For One. While he still gets pasted, he gets away with his Quirk because All For One doesn't want to take the effort to train with it up to Best Jeanist's level.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He has a harder time controlling the threads that make up sweatpants and sweatshirts.
- The Worf Effect: In Chapters 88 and 89, he becomes the measuring stick for All For One's immense power. He is the #4 hero and he is knocked out effortlessly. This demonstrates how dangerous the villain is even after all this time since his fight with All Might.
- Your Size May Vary: In the anime, the length of his neck varies from ordinary to comically long, due to how tricky it can be to get the length of his jean bever right.
Rumi Usagiyama — Mirko
Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita (Japanese), Anairis Quiñones (English), Liliana Barba (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 184 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)
The 5th-highest ranked hero in Japan and the highest-ranked female hero. An aggressive young woman, she's a powerful pro who prefers to work alone.
Her Quirk, "Rabbit", grants her the attributes and abilities of a rabbit, namely incredible leg strength.
- The Ace: As far as pro heroines are concerned, she's at the very top of what Japan has to offer. She is so strong that she is able to provide backup to Endeavor and Hawks, the current #1 and #2 heroes when they are under threat from Dabi. Once she arrives, Dabi quickly gives up on the fight even though his Quirk gives him the upper hand against fighters who have to get in close.
- Action Girl: As the highest-ranked heroine so far, this is a given. She enjoys seeing Hawks provoke the other heroes and excitedly jumps into the fight against Dabi. Her fighting style is also very physically intensive, involving quick and powerful leaps and kicks. She leads the vanguard at the hospital raid, excitedly decimating a horde of Nomu before kicking her way through a steel door with ease and triumphantly confronting All For One's doctor.
- Amazonian Beauty: Mirko has noticeable muscles in her arms, torso, and thighs, visible in her rather skimpy and tight hero costume, helped by her revealing Leotard of Power. She also flexes her arms to show off her muscles when appearing in a group picture along with other heroines from the series. Many panels during the hospital raid go to great lengths to pay particular attention to her muscular legs and thighs as she launches kicks and jumps around.
- Ambiguously Brown: She has distinctly darker skin than the majority of the cast. The fact that her attack names are in Gratuitous Spanish implies that she might be of Latin American descent.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Rabbit. She's known as the rabbit hero, likely because she's got a pair of rabbit ears on her head. Her hero costume also has a crescent moon motif, alluding to the "Moon Rabbit" myth from various cultures. She is one of three animal-themed pro heroes in the Top 10, along with Hawks (#2) and Ryukyu (#10). Her Quirk is also described as, "She can do anything a rabbit can do, and more!"
- An Arm and a Leg: She loses her left arm to the High-End Nomus.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. During the raid at the hospital, her left arm gets torn off, leaving a bloody stump. Later, as she makes her way through the hideout, part of her ear get torn off as well, and by the time the other heroes catch up to her, she's essentially a bloody mess.
- Big Damn Heroes: She intervenes when Endeavor and Hawks are attacked by Dabi after they were badly injured and exhausted from their fight with Hood. Her speed and power also allow her to reach Ujiko before he can teleport away with John, killing the Nomu in the process.
- Blood from the Mouth: She starts sporting this sometime around when the Jester High-End gets a solid hit into her side.
- Blood Knight:
- Storms through several High-End Nomus while chasing Ujiko with a look of exhilaration.
- Even as a teenager, she would bust into underground fighting rings to get her fill of the action until the police caught her. The fact that she was wearing her school uniform at the time means that she was expelled for her antics, only to do it again the moment she gets the chance.
- Boobs of Steel: Implied. She has a very noticeable bust size and is the highest-ranked heroine in Japan, essentially equating her to the most powerful heroine shown so far.
- Bridal Carry: Endeavor carries her this way out of the hospital. Unlike most examples, it is to highlight how desperate their escape is.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She's noticeably tanner than most of the other characters and has platinum blonde or white hair.
- Determinator: When she loses her arm, she tourniquets the stump with her own hair to stop from bleeding our in the middle of the fight.Mirko: [thinking to herself] If you're gonna die, get the job done first...
- Diving Kick: Justified. Given the nature of her quirk, this kind of attack is super-efficient.
- The Drifter: Unlike most heroes, Mirko has no permanent hero office or "territory". She instead travels across Japan, setting up temporary outposts and kicking the asses of every villain in the area until she moves on to the next town.
- Dynamic Entry: Seems to favor these when going after villains:
- Mirko enters the fray against Dabi by kicking the ground hard enough to disperse his flames with a wave of air.
- She later barges her way into Daruma's lab by drop-kicking the mortuary door in and later crashing through a wall hard enough to send a door flying into John-chan.
- Even when she's stabbed in the leg in mid-air, she makes a beeline towards Shigaraki's pod, clearly intending to kick it open.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Before her debut in the anime, she has an early cameo in the fourth season's second ending, which shows a photo of her as a teenager playing volleyball in gym class, jumping high into the air to catch the ball.
- Face Death with Dignity: She's a believer in this. Her work as a pro heroine means that she stares death in the eye every day, resolving to live life to the fullest and die without regrets no matter what happens to her.
- Fan Disservice: Mirko bouncing around all over the place fighting in her decidedly generous Leotard of Power is a graceful and beautiful sight. Mirko severely battered and bruised up on the ground with a severed arm and several gaping wounds all over her body by the end of said fight is a tough and nauseating one.
- Handicapped Badass: If a small snippet of her in chapter 306 is of any indication, not even a severed arm is enough to stop her from doing her duty.
- Hero of Another Story: In Vigilantes, a younger Mirko alongside Rappa aid O'Clock in helping civilians who ended up part of All For One's scheme.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: How good a power is "anything a rabbit can do" be? As it turns out, it's very effective. Mirko's incredible power and speed make her into a major force to be reckoned with.
- Hidden Buxom: Her civilian clothes are quite modest and don't show any cleavage or accentuate her curves. This is completely subverted in her hero costume, which is a skintight leotard that clings to her large chest and rear. Her chest and its movement are also emphasized when she crashed into Ujiko's lab.
- I Work Alone:
- She despises the idea of working in a team, believing that doing so is done by the weak. Despite this, she has no problem aiding other heroes when they are in trouble, as she rushed to defend Hawks and Endeavor from Dabi without any complaints even after only just meeting them at the Hero Rankings Ceremony.
- In Team-Up Mission, she's ordered by the Public Safety Commission to let Midoriya, Bakugo, and Uraraka tag along with her for a day. She tells them outright that she's only doing this because she has to and doesn't bother to actually teach them anything, only critiquing them based on her personal feelings on the matter (criticizing Midoriya for stopping to think while Bakugo and Uraraka jumped right into the action).
- In a Single Bound: Matching her rabbit motif, Mirko can leap great distances in a single bound thanks to her powerful legs. She can also land hard enough to disrupt attacks from villains.
- Kick Chick: Mirko's Quirk gives her powerful legs that allow her to leap great distances and kick hard. She incorporates flying drop kicks, split kicks and roundhouse kicks into her style that let her take out opponents immediately while staying on the move and using her surroundings to enhance her speed.
- The Lad-ette: Contrary to what her rabbit theme might suggest, she's ripped, loves fighting, and her speech patterns are very masculine by Japanese standards.
- Leotard of Power: She wears one as part of her hero costume, which has a high collar and fur around her neck, possibly to further invoke the image of a rabbit, and has extreme leg strength.
- Lightning Bruiser:
- Implied by her fighting style and Quirk. She quickly appears and fends off Dabi mid-attack, and her Quirk specifically enhances her leg strength, giving her devastating lower body strength as well as presumably increasing her speed.
- She later bulldozes her way through Ujiko's lab with powerful jumps and kicks, bouncing off the walls while dismembering the Nomu in her path.
- Little Bit Beastly: She has large rabbit ears on her head. She also has a rabbit's tail when she wears her hero costume, but unlike her ears, the tail seems to be fake. Other official art work though implies the tail is real and she just wears clothes over it.
- Male Gaze: Many shots of her are set up this way when she fights. Most notably, the spinning kick she launches to crash through Ujiko's lab door has her spread her legs wide open to emphasize her thighs, with the following shot being centered on her chest.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Aside from complaining about how much it hurt, Mirko is remarkably nonchalant about getting her arm twisted off by one of the High-End Nomus, merely repaying it by tearing the Nomu's head off and tying her hair around the stump to stop the bleeding.
- Meaningful Name: Her family name contains the kanji for "rabbit".
- Moon Rabbit: Lightly alluded to in her hero costume. She's a rabbit-themed heroine and has a crescent moon in her costume's chest. Her super moves also have "Luna" attached to the name.
- Murderous Thighs: She deals with a High-End Nomu by grabbing its head with her legs and tearing it clean off.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Pro kickboxer and mixed martial artist Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, who was especially revered in Japan and greatly feared for his devastating kicks.
- Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Over the course of her fight with the High-Ends, she gets her left arm and right ear torn off, has a chunk of her calf bitten out, gets impaled through her other calf as well as her thigh, gets stabbed in the side, takes a hit to the head hard enough to throw her across the room, and has a good chunk of her hair ripped out.
- Not Bad: Despite Hawks intending to provoke others, Mirko ends up taking a liking to his confidence.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: As a teenager, she busted her way into underground fighting rings for the thrill of it. After she got caught the first time, she started wearing a wrestling mask that covers most of her face... except it can't hide her rabbit ears. Lampshaded mercilessly by the crowd until she essentially shrugs and jumps in to start kicking heads anyway.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She stands at 159 cm (5'1"), making her shorter than Midoriya. But beneath her petite frame, her kicks pack a lot of punch.
- Pungeon Master: She says she "hopped" right over when she heard there was trouble and that things were "heating up" when Dabi attacks an exhausted Endeavor and Hawks.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes down to her mid-thighs. It comes in handy when she makes a makeshift tourniquet out of it on her amputated left arm.
- Righteous Rabbit: Invoked. Not only does she have the physical attributes and overall theme of a bunny, but she's also a professional superhero working to serve justice!
- She's Got Legs: Her Quirk massively increases her leg strength, and her fighting style revolves around them. Her hero costume shows them off in their entirety, being a skintight leotard that leaves the legs completely bare. Her flexibility and acrobatic fighting style also tend to emphasize her legs, via splits, roundhouse kicks and dropkicks.
- Significant Birth Date: Her birthday is in March, a possible reference to the March Hare from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In Chapter 184, her name is spelled as Miruko. This is due to how Japanese words are pronounced. After that, however, she is consistently referred to as Mirko without the "u".
- She-Fu: Her fighting style consists mainly of acrobatics as cartwheels combined with her powerful kicks.
- Superhero Sobriquets: "The Rabbit Hero", going along with being an Animal-Themed Superbeing with rabbit ears.
- Super Hearing: Her rabbit Quirk grants her his in addition to her powerful leg strength. She able to hear the clicking from the doctor typing on his computer from a deeper part of his lair.
- Super Strength: Has a form of this as part of her Quirk. While her entire body is very muscular, she's only been seen using this power with her legs, cracking streets, killing Nomus instantly, and crashing through reinforced steel doors effortless all while maintaining her speed toward her target. This allows her to kill all the Nomu in her way and tear through doors and walls to reach Ujiko before he can teleport away with Shigaraki.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots.
- Tomboyish Voice: Mirko has quite a gruff voice with a very tomboyish vocabulary, which goes in tandem with her feisty personality.
Voiced by: Larry Brantley (English)
Debut: Chapter 184 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)
The former 6th-highest ranked hero in Japan, a passionate man who greatly admires All Might. His Quirk is "Shield", which allows him to manifest shields across his body.
- Barrier Warrior: His Quirk allows him to produce shields from his body, which he uses both defensively and offensively.
- Domino Mask: He wears one as part of his hero costume.
- The Generic Guy: Compared to the other Top 10 ranking heroes, he's the least distinct visually. This extends to his Quirk, as while it's effective, it's not particularly flashy or notable.
- Go Out with a Smile: As he's decaying to death, Crust gives Aizawa a thumbs-up and flashes a hearty smile to encourage his comrade's escape.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After Shigaraki awakens inside Jaku Hospital, he unleashes a seemingly endless decay throughout the building that will kill anyone who can't avoid it. Aizawa attempts to escape by hopping onto Ryukyu's back, but is stopped when a High-End Nomu grabs his leg. As the decay spreads up the Nomu, it seems like Aizawa's done for, until one of Crust's shield slices through the Nomu's arm, freeing Aizawa and allowing him to just barely avoid decaying to death. Crust isn't so lucky, however, and succumbs to the decay, though not before he gives Aizawa a big thumbs-up to encourage his escape.
- Hero-Worshipper: Towards All Might. During the Hero Billboard Chart announcements, he tears up thinking about his retirement and expresses regret that he was unable to assist his hero during the Kamino Ward Raid. Even as he's dying, the smile and thumbs-up he gives wouldn't have been out of place given by All Might.
- Fist of Rage: More like Fist of Sorrow. He does when thinking about All Might.
- Large Ham: A good chunk of his dialogue is exaggeratedly bombastic, best seen during the ranking announcements.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The most basic application of his Quirk is using his shields to protect himself and others from projectiles.
- Manly Tears: He tears up a little at the ranking announcement when thinking about All Might's sudden retirement.
- Mauve Shirt: Enough of him is shown to give him a distinct personality as well as establish him as someone deserving of his spot, but he is ultimately the first of the Top 10 to die, being Reduced to Dust by Shigaraki's Quirk.
- Reduced to Dust: His fate in Chapter 272 due to Shigaraki's Decay.
- Skunk Stripe: Has a streak of lighter hair in the middle of a head of darker hair.
- Superhero Sobriquets: "The Shield Hero".
- Throwing Your Shield Always Works: His super move, "Shoot Shield", is this, wherein Crust detaches, spins, and then tosses a piece of his shield at an opponent. It's a surprisingly effective move, being able to easily knock a High-End Nomu down to the ground. This ends up being the final thing Crust does in the series, using a tossed shield to save Aizawa from Shigaraki's Decay at the cost of his own life.
Voiced by: Alese Watson-Johnson (English)
Debut: Chapter 184 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Water Quirk
The current 8th-highest ranked hero in Japan, an anonymous, seemingly unknown individual whose outfit greatly resembles a washing machine. A person of few words, they employ Koji Koda and Manga Fukidashi during the second batch of work-studies.
Their Quirk seemingly allows them to control powerful streams of water.
- Ambiguous Gender: Given the nature of their hero costume, their gender is impossible to tell.
- The Faceless: Thanks to their hero costume, which covers their entire body save for their eyes.
- Mad Eye: Wash's eyes look like they're constantly bugging out, making them look slightly unhinged.
- Making a Splash: Their Quirk is given a small showcase in the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes spinoff. It allows them to shoot a spiral stream of water from their head that's strong enough to keep several people in the air. They can also carry things to safety in large bubbles, which proves essential for evacuation when Shigaraki unleashes his disintegration wave upon the heroes.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Wash always sticks to their trademark Pokémon Speak until facing harassment and violence from the civilians they're trying to save following the loss of faith in heroes after the Paranormal Liberation Front debacle. Wash instead calmly and in full sentences explains their intentions to help the civilians despite their outrage, demonstrating how heroes need a whole new approach to keep public trust.
- Pokémon Speak: Downplayed. They are capable of speaking full sentences if needed, but most of the time they only say variations of the word "Wash".
- Silent Snarker: After being screamed at and getting hit by a frying pan by civilians for not showing up on time to stop the attacking villains, Wash's only response aside from transporting the wounded to a hospital is to give them a brief, glowering look.
- Stronger Than They Look: They don't look like top 10 hero material, but somehow managed to reach the 8th rank out of hundreds of heroes.
- Superhero Sobriquets: Appropriately, "The Laundry Hero".
Voiced by: Bill Jenkins (English), Jorge Luis García (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 184 (Manga), Episode 87 (Anime)
The former 9th-highest ranked hero in Japan, an older samurai-themed hero. He employs Mina Ashido, Toru Hagakure, and Yuga Aoyama during the second batch of work-studies.
- Badass Beard: A long, dignified, bushy beard, fitting his high rank, samurai motif, and Old Superhero image.
- Can't Take Criticism: In Chapter 300, he retires because of the heroes' increased scrutiny and criticism due to massive collateral damage left by the Paranormal Liberation Front.
- Cool Old Guy: Aside from his gray beard, he seems to be an older Hero. He's also one of the top Heroes, which requires remaining fearsome and fit.
- Dirty Coward: He retires due to the backlash against heroes from civilians, quitting right when they need heroes now more than ever solely to save himself from the negativity.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His name is fittingly uncreative for someone implied to have been from one of the earliest generation of heroes. "Yoroi Musha" can literally translate out to "Armored Warrior".
- Irony: Yoroi Musha, a hero themed after the notoriously loyal and unwavering samurai, retires in order to avoid the public backlash towards heroes.
- It's What I Do: When asked to give a statement to the audience after being ranked the No. 9 hero, he simply says that his job has not changed and that he'll simply continue doing it.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "armor" in Japanese.
- Old Superhero: The announcer mentions that he's refusing to succumb to old age, and he is shown to have a bushy beard.
- Random Power Ranking: He lampshades this, and feels that the hero ranks, minus the top 3, are determined less by overall skill, and more by timing and luck.
- Samurai: Appears to be his theme; he is decked out in armor resembling that of a samurai's.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the immense collateral damage left by the Paranormal Liberation Front and the resulting backlash against heroes from civilians, Yoroi Musha abruptly ends his long career to avoid said backlash.
- Secretly Selfish: In Chapter 300, his inner monologue after officially retiring from being a hero has him state that he only became one in the first place for the fame and adulation. He was completely oblivious to the fact that his phrasing his retirement as "falling on his sword" was only adding salt to the the public's wounds.
- Superhero Sobriquets: "The Equipped Hero".
Ryuko Tatsuma — Ryukyu
Voiced by: Kaori Yagi (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English), Carolina Capiello (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 131 (Manga), Episode 68 (Anime)
The current 10th-highest ranked hero in Japan, a calm woman with a dragon-themed outfit. Previously ranked 9th, she teamed up with the Nighteye agency to investigate and later raid the Shie Hassaikai yakuza group. She employs Ochako Uraraka, Tsuyu Asui, and Nejire Hadou during their work-studies.
Her Quirk is "Dragon", which allows her to transform into a massive dragon.
- Action Girl: As the ninth-ranked hero, she's the most successful heroine revealed up until Chapter 184, when she's beaten out in the rankings by Mirko.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Dragons, as her helmet-ish head decoration is shaped like a dragon claw and even has dragon-like wings. Of course, she also turns into a full-blown dragon.
- Big Damn Heroes: After being absent for most of the Internship Arc, since she and her interns were busy fighting one of the members of Eight Bullets, Ryukyu smashes through the roof of the underground entrance, along with Uraraka and Tsuyu, to provide Midoriya with some much-needed assistance in the eleventh hour of the battle against Overhaul.
- Body Horror: Her dragon-form is a bit disturbing in that it doesn't completely turn her into a dragon. Her human form and flesh is still being stretched across all that new scaly body mass.
- Boobs of Steel: She's the second-most successful heroine in the series after Mirko, and just like her, she has respectably large breasts, which actually grow and become more noticeable, due to them filling out her qipao as it stretches, in her dragon form.
- Cool Big Sis: She shows signs of acting as one to her interns, particularly Nejire, whose physical displays of affection are shown to be welcomed by her.
- The Kirk: Out of the three heroes in charge of the Overhaul operation, she occupies a middle ground between the logical and analytical Nighteye and the passionate and emotional Fat Gum.
- Lady of War: She's a gentle and composed pro heroine garbed in a qipao and gloves for a costume, which stays even in her dragon form.
- Magic Pants: Her garb isn't destroyed when she turns into a dragon or goes back to being a human. The garb actually seems to change to fit whichever form she is on.
- Meaningful Name: Her real name contains the characters for Dragon. Her hero name can also be seen as an allusion to Ryukyu Japanese ethnicity.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Her reaction when her ranking drops is a resigned admission that she hasn't done enough to stand out lately. In actuality, she gets tied up with a drugged-up villain during the raid on the yakuza compound and doesn't get to participate in the actual center of the action until her fight coincidentally takes her to it.
- Qipao: She wears a dark Qipao as her hero costume. The costume stays on her even in her dragon form.
- Rank Up: Inverted. She goes down to the 10th Ranked Hero after the latest billboard rankings.
- Shout-Out: Her dragon appearance looks like a Blue-Eyes White Dragon with feminine features and garbs.
- Superhero Sobriquets: "Dragon Hero", fittingly.
- Weredragon: Her Quirk is the ability to turn into a giant dragon.
Kugo Sakamata — Gang Orca
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Tyler Walker (English)
Debut: Chapter 87 (Manga), Episode 46 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
The current 12th-highest ranked hero in Japan, a tall, well-built man with an orca-like appearance. Previously ranked 10th, he works alongside the Public Hero Safety Commission to help administer the provisional hero license exam. He also employs Kyoka Jiro and Mezo Shoji during the second batch of work-studies.
His Quirk, "Orcinus", has mutated him into a humanoid Orca, allowing him to do anything a regular orca can do, but on land! This translates directly into him having enhanced strength, heightened senses, and the ability to produce hypersonic waves that paralyze his targets.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Subverted and parodied. He is a hero with a thuggish, brutal appearance and uses large amounts of angry force when in battle, but he is actually a nice guy and a good sport. Parodied in that he's said to be 4th on the official list of "Top Heroes Who Look Like Villains," indicating that there are enough people like him for there to be a sub-category of heroes.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Oumagadoki Doubutsuen, he was a villain and The Dragon of the Big Bad of the Vs. Aquarium Arc. In this series, he's a hero who ironically plays a villain during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc.
- Ambiguously Human: It's unclear how much of him is orca and how much is human.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Just try to guess...
- Badass Baritone: He speaks with a deep, imposing voice and is a formidable pro Hero.
- Badass Cape: Wears one as part of his hero costume.
- Civvie Spandex: Take off the bulletproof vest, and he looks completely normal (for the manga's standards, that is).
- Creepy Good: While he is a hero, he is also a very scary one, so much that he was voted the third most villainous-looking hero.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: How he comes off in Bakugo and Todoroki's supplementary lessons.
- Elemental RockPaperScissors: He gets weaker in dryness, meaning that Todoroki's flames and Yoarashi's gusts together are actually very effective against him. It makes sense as he is a half-aquatic mammal who needs constant hydration.
- Face of a Thug: His face is literally that of an orca's. In the supplementary materials, it's stated that this scares off children, and this makes him very distraught. He's even introduced as "The Hero who most looks like a villain."
- Heroes Gone Fishing: He's often requested to give lectures at aquariums.
- Heroic Dolphin: A hero based on an orca, the largest member of the dolphin family.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He loves kids, but tries not to show it in public for the sake of his image.
- Large Ham: He screams a large part of his lines when talking with those who failed the exam, he goes into a loud, boisterous Drill Sergeant Nasty persona before shifting into making an equally loud and boisterous description on how saving someone also includes a dialogue between two hearts. During his time playing the villain, he also appears to have fun with it and amps up his "evilness" whenever he can.
- Logical Weakness: Being a half-aquatic mammal, he is very vulnerable to drying out. This makes Todoroki and Yoarashi working together a particular threat to him, once they finally start doing so. He also walks around with bottles of water to keep himself moist. Downplayed in that he still largely shrugs it off.
- Made of Iron: His orca physiology gives him massive bulk, to the point a hit from Midoriya's Full Cowl barely affects him and his skin is so thick a large scale flame blast from Todoroki and Yoarashi working together only manages to paralyze him despite being his weakness.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Can do anything an orca can on land, including a sonar attack. It's so powerful it can knock out a person if used at close range. However, Yo can partially resist it since his own Quirk has made him used to high vibrations.
- Mentor Archetype: To the ones who failed the provisional hero license exam, being the teacher of the provisional course.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Downplayed. He has three rows of teeth (one on his upper jaw and two on his bottom jaw).
- Nightmare Face: Any close up to his face will show that the title of third most-villainous-looking hero is well deserved. This one gets the cake◊.
- Power Limiter: During the Licensing Exam where he's playing the villain, he's wearing one of these to weaken himself so it's fair.
- Real Men Wear Pink: It's stated he likes kids and the fact they are terrified of him makes him very upset.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: His clothes are a mix of a formal shirt, pants and tie with an orca cape, but also a bulletproof vest. It makes him look pretty dapper but prepared for a fight. In Chapter 163, he appears again in a full clear white suit.
- Simple, yet Awesome: He is basically an orca man. It does not prevent him from being fairly awesome.
- Super Strength: Since he's got the power of an orca, he's pretty strong.
- Transplant: Of Sakamata, a character from Horikoshi's first official manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen. Though, in this universe, he's a normal human with a Quirk, rather than an animal that can take a human form.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Todoroki and Yoarashi out on the fact that they actually stopped to fight each other instead of him. It does not work, though. During his second appearance, he extends this complaint to Bakugo. He states that Bakugo is good for fighting and nothing else, and his attitude makes it less likely for someone to even accept his help or to be saved by him, bringing up how he screamed at some of the rescues in the Provisional Hero License Exam.
Debut: Chapter 256 (Manga), Episode 103 (Anime)
The 13th-highest ranked hero in Japan, a lion-themed hero. He employs Mashirao Ojiro, Rikido Sato, Jurota Shishida and Nirengeki Shoda during the second batch of work-studies.
Yu Takeyama — Mt. Lady
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English), Paula Barros (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
The 23rd-highest ranked hero in Japan, an attractive young woman who isn't above using her looks to gain favors. At the start of the series, she was a shameless media glutton who cared more about making money than saving people. After the events of the Hideout Raid Arc, however, she becomes more humble and aware of the nature and importance of her job.
During Field Training Arc, she took in Mineta as an intern and largely used the boy as a servant to clean her house. Later, after teaming up with Edgeshot and Kamui Woods to form "The Lurkers", the group employ Mineta, Denki Kaminari, Hanta Sero, and Ibara Shiozaki during the second batch of work-studies.
Her Quirk is "Gigantification", and it allows her to greatly increase her size to gigantic proportions.
- Agony of the Feet: Her hero costume doesn't have shoes since there isn't a material made that can grow with her when she gets big. As such, while she can break things by stepping on them, it hurts to do it, making Mt. Lady have to watch wherever she steps.
- Anti-Hero: She does heroic deeds not for the sake of making the world a better place or to cull crime, but because it gets her attention and money. Also, she's shown to have a tendency to exploit her status for the sake of favors and treats her apprentices like dirt. She still takes the job seriously and is a great asset to the heroes' side. She even takes on Gigantomachia when the heroes raid the Paranormal Liberation Front.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sums up how her powers work for good or ill since it tends to destroy property more than she could pay for.
- Attention Whore: She's in the hero business for the fame, which is why she operates in the city instead of a more open area where she would have room to maneuver.
- Awesome, but Impractical: It's often highlighted that, as cool and impressive as it is, her Quirk comes with a lot of drawbacks: it restricts her movement in the city, makes it easy to cause collateral damage, prevents her from armoring her body, and causes her to be a huge target in battles. It doesn't help that unlike some size-shifters, she can only choose two sizes — her normal size and her giant size.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: After destroying the Nomu factory during the Hideout Raid Arc, she considered the ordeal a little boring and hoped there would have at least been a bit of a fight. And then All For One showed up to steam roll over everyone that wasnt All Might...
- Broken Pedestal: Mineta became terrified of her after taking his internship at her agency, since she did nothing but make him do housework.
- Cat Fight: During an omake chapter, which was made a part of the 21st episode of Season 2, she got into a huge one with Midnight on a talk show due to mocking her for being 31 years old. Mineta, who's a huge fan of both heroines, was about ready to collapse from joy while watching it unfold.
- Character Development:
- Her Establishing Character Moment is when she's introduced stealing Kamui Woods' spotlight, and her subsequent early appearances paint the image of a Punch-Clock Hero who is emblematic of the shallow, fame-hungry side of professional heroism. However, she starts to be shown taking her role as a heroine more seriously than we had previously seen during the Hideout Raid Arc when she puts herself in the way of a villainous Fastball Special so the kids can escape with Bakugo. Even later on, as part of the overall shift in hero culture following All Might's retirement, she's brought in to U.A. as a guest speaker who gives a lesson to the students about using media exposure to reassure people and keep their spirits up, not just for personal gain or glory.
- This is shown in full by the Villain Hunt Arc. Public faith in heroes is now nonexistent, and as a result of the massive backlash and criticism, many heroes retire rather than put up with it. Despite this, Mt. Lady keeps fighting and doesn't quit, even when her own, much more humble teammate Death Arms throws in the towel.
- Destructive Savior: She tends to cause a lot of property damage when she sizes up to a giantess. Hero Insurance covers some of it, but she's still in the red. Doesn't help that she unwittingly activates her powers when she gets too worked up, which winds up costing her a headquarters.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Justified. Despite looking like she's wearing boots, her hero costume's feet are something akin to stockings, since her outfit is designed to stretch in size with her. Trying to wear regular shoes would just demolish them once she uses her Quirk. Of course, this leaves her feet unable to smash through things without Agony of the Feet or using a truck as a makeshift shoe.
- Does Not Like Spam: She prefers no seaweed when ordering takoyaki.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Ends up Played for Laughs, but whatever training Mineta received from Mt. Lady left him traumatized. The anime implies that this is because rather than training him, she used him as a manservant.
- Establishing Character Moment: Mt. Lady's introduction in the first chapter sees her stealing Kamui Woods' thunder and taking all of the adoration from the public.
- Favors for the Sexy: She uses her looks and celebrity status to get free snacks while working security at the U.A. Sports Festival, prompting Kamui Woods to ask if she has no sense of shame.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Wears one that's snug all around her body, especially around her rear, which many a male onlooker have no problem taking pictures of her.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Averted. Mt. Lady is certainly tough, but she's far from invincible when she's big. She has to be very careful where she steps to avoid Agony of the Feet, even as a giantess. She ends up using a flatbed truck as a makeshift shoe to prevent her feet from being injured when she needs to use a Giant Foot of Stomping to enter a building. Also, All For One practically one-shots her when she's a giantess, proving what a threat he is.
- Giant Foot of Stomping: A strange example, but nevertheless a move that comes standard with gigantification. First, she needs to slip her foot inside a flatbed truck as though it were a shoe or else her foot will be torn to shreds in the delicate leggings she has on. Then, she slams down her foot and smashes through an obstacle. This was how she broke into All For One's Nomu factory.
- Giant Woman: How her size-shifting powers manifest, because she can only shift between two heights - 162 cm (5'4") and 2062 cm (67'8"). As such, she tends to damage a lot of things when working in the city.
- Glory Hound: What she really wants out of being a hero is fame, recognition and money, a fact she is completely unapologetic about.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Following the Hideout Raid Arc, she is ranked #23 in the Hero Billboard Chart JP, but is unable to contain her jealousy after seeing that Kamui Woods and Edgeshot make it into the Top 10.
- Hero of Another Story: Her first day on the job is at the very beginning of the series, and she goes through very significant development offscreen. In a twisted way, the series is her journey almost as much as it is Deku's.
- Hidden Depths:
- On the surface, Mt. Lady is a glory hound who has no qualms about abusing her position and using her body to score favors. The reality is that she's just as devoted if not more so than some of the more righteous Pro-Heroes. She's put her body and life on the line multiple times to elimate threats, save weaker heroes and civvies and protect the students of UA.
- Despite her Glory Hound status, she also understands that, on a deeper level, maintaining strong public relations helps the public trust and believe in heroes. What's more, when faith in heroes reaches record lows, and there's more scrutiny and criticism of them than anything else, she still keeps going while other, more supposedly-humble heroes retire.
- Irony: Despite her Quirk making her grow in height, her normal height is actually shorter on average compared the rest of the cast, with her being shorter than all of the males in Class 1-A except for Tokoyami and Mineta, and shorter than all but four members of Class 1-B.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
- Specifically from one of the author's notes in the manga, though there are little bits outside the main story that highlight this. While Mt. Lady is definitely an attention whore and wants to make as much money as she can, it's revealed this is because her agency is constantly in the red because of all the collateral damage she causes in her heroics, and because she struggled with education because no school would accommodate her Quirk. She also refuses to play dirty in order to achieve her fame and fortune, and actually does care about her job as a heroine.
- She's one of the pro heroes selected to lead the fight against All For One, and takes a shot meant for Midoriya and his friends, despite being injured from a previous attack.
- In Chapter 241, she's brought to U.A. as a guest speaker, where she lectures the students on how to use their media exposure to make the public feel safer and more secure, and teaches them the best way to conduct an interview to achieve that effect.
- She doesn't hesitate to pull a You Shall Not Pass! on Gigantomachia despite being outclassed in strength and size, no matter how badly she gets beaten by the villain.
- Chapter 317 reveals that she is among the heroes working with Midoriya to track down All For One and the League of Villains, despite many other heroes, including her and Kamui Woods' close colleague, Death Arms, retiring due to the near constant criticism and negativity the remaining heroes are laboring under. This stands in pretty heavy contrast to her previous admission of only being in the job for money and fame, if shes still willing to act as a hero under these circumstances.
- Kill Steal: She defeats the villain Kamui Woods was fighting in the first chapter and takes the glory from him. It's later revealed it was indeed deliberate on her part to boost her own status, as she explains that it's common within the hero community to get noticed. She claims that she feels sorry about it, but Kamui Woods isn't buying it.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She stole the spotlight from Kamui Woods at the start of the series. He later gains the 7th spot in the Hero Billboard Charts, while she's at the 23rd, much to her chagrin.
- Lazy Bum: What is her idea of training Mineta? She makes him do housework while she sits on her ass eating chips and reading the paper. And she didn't even do it to punish him for getting lewd around her. She simply did it to keep him occupied because there was nothing better to do to pass the time.
- Logical Weakness:
- At giant size, she can't operate in any area smaller than a two-lane street, along with being unable to control how big she grows beyond only two set sizes. So she's useless against a villain in a crowded pedestrian area.
- Her hero costume is made of a soft stretchable fabric since solid stuff like the soles of shoes wouldn't be able to grow with her. This can leave her feet somewhat vulnerable; in order to demolish the front of a building, she had to use a truck as a makeshift shoe to protect her feet from glass and metal.
- Her bigger size likewise makes her a bigger target. All For One had virtually no problem taking her down as a result.
- Male Gaze: Her rear◊ tends to get a lot of attention in her appearances, especially since her hero costume's design pattern emphasizes her lower torso. Being able to change into a giant allows multiple people to snap pictures of her when she's in action, like at the start of the series. When she comes into Class 1-A to help with media lessons, she literally enters the room ass-first.
- Meaningful Name: Her family name contains the kanji for "mountain", which relates to her hero name, "Mt. Lady". Naturally, both of these names refer to how she can grow as big as a mountain.
- Mr. Vice Guy: While she's in it for the fame and glory, she is still genuinely heroic and will go out of her way to defend innocents when she can.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her hero costume covers most of her body, but since it's so form-fitting and parts of it are very nearly the same color as her skin, it falls under this. It also helps that her Sizeshifter Quirk makes it incredibly easy for everyone to take a good look at her features.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: Mt. Lady is unintentionally symbolic of the heroes who only treat their heroism as a job. Off the clock, she is rather unpleasant.
- Opportunistic Bastard: Her intro shows how callous and fame-hungry she can be when she kicks a giant villain to upstage Kamui Woods. Worse, she is used as an example of how this has become the nature of hero business for many.
- Power Incontinence: A minor form, but she's revealed to accidentally enlarge herself if she gets flustered, which doesn't help her Destructive Savior tendencies. An omake chapter reveals that she has accidentally demolished her own headquarters at least once this way from excitement.
- Proud Beauty: Mt.Lady knows that she's gorgeous and she wouldn't want anyone to forget it.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length hair.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Mt. Lady's eyes are ruby red and her personality is selfish.
- Retool: Of Uraraka's initial concept. Horikoshi says a heroine with size-changing powers was the female protagonist of the first draft of the story, but the heroine who would eventually become Mt. Lady was pushed further into the background.
- Rugged Scar: After the Paranormal War Arc, Mt. Lady has a small scar over her left eye gained from the brutal fighting she survived.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Exploited. She knows how to show off her "assets". She made her debut by making people's "ass-quaintance". However, this is due to her both being an Attention Whore and using it as a way to make easy money off of people who like her because of her looks. Being a Sizeshifter certainly helps, too.
- Ship Tease: When questioned by a reporter about the rumors of being in a relationship with Kamui Woods, she simply said she would not comment about it, rather than deny it.
- Signature Move: "Canyon Cannon", a Dynamic Entry done in giant form.
- Sizeshifter: Her Quirk allows her to grow into a giantess. However, she can't adjust how much she grows. She can be her normal height (162 cm) or giantess height (2062 cm), but nothing in between.
- Taking the Bullet: She stops the villains from catching Bakugo again by blocking a Fastball Special. This is after being heavily injured by All for One. Also counts as You Shall Not Pass!.
- Those Two Guys: Downplayed. Although Mt. Lady appears often on her own, most of Kamui Woods appearances are accompanied by her. Chapter 184 reveals that they have formed a hero team with Edgeshot, and she fields rumors about them being in a relationship.
- Traitor Shot: Notice what happens when she gets showered with admiration and indulges on it. A Scare Chord strikes, the background grows dark and shows Kamui Woods in a Corner of Woe, and Mt. Lady's cheerful face has twisted into a shit-eating grin.
- The Worf Effect: Is one of the heroes that gets bulldozed by All For One in order to showcase how much of a threat he is. She still ends up Taking the Bullet for U.A. students to protect them, though.
- You Shall Not Pass!: In Chapter 277, she's the only pro hero strong or large enough to even slow down Gigantomachia and prevent him from reaching Shigaraki with the rest of his subordinates. And as Chapter 278 shows, she can barely do that when he grows even bigger than her.
Shinji Nishiya — Kamui Woods
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Aaron Roberts (English), Sergio Romero (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
The current 7th-highest ranked hero in Japan, a newcomer to the hero circuit. He's seen as a good example of what a traditional hero should be, which is why he rose so quickly in the hero ranks. Later in the series, he teams up with Mt. Lady and Edgeshot to form "The Lurkers", and the group employs Minoru Mineta, Denki Kaminari, Hanta Sero, and Ibara Shiozaki during the second batch of work-studies.
His Quirk is "Arbor", and it allows him to generate and control wood from any part of his body.
- Badass Baritone: In the anime, he speaks with a pretty deep voice.
- Butt-Monkey: He's always getting shown up by other heroes. He does get to show some competence later on, though.
- Cool Helmet: Wears a wooden facial helm that covers his entire face, giving him a mysterious, ninja-like presence.
- Cross-Popping Veins: He sports these when he and Death Arms scold Midoriya for intervening against the Slime Villain.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to his bio, he had an abusive childhood, and his age is stated as 29 years from when he started counting.
- The Faceless: Kamui Woods has never revealed his face to anyone. As far as his hero work goes, he keeps his face hidden by a helmet while in his civilian clothes, he keeps his face hidden with large hats and scarfs, and sometimes, not even his eyes are seen.
- Garden Garment: Most of his hero costume consists of wood, which is practical considering his Quirk.
- Green Thumb: His Quirk is plant-based and allows him to grow wood from his body.
- Logical Weakness: Fire, as stated in the first chapter. Makes sense, since he's got a wood Quirk.
- Nature Lover: Implied. The Volume 1 back cover uses him as a warning against littering, which he apparently doesn't forgive.
- Plant Person: Covered head to toe in wood. It becomes a little problematic, though, when he tries to sip a drink with his wooden mask on. It is revealed in Chapter 306 that he has leaf-like hair.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a chain of pink flowers at the side of his belt.
- Signature Move: "Lacquer Prison", a crowd binding technique.
- Those Two Guys: Downplayed, but his presence is almost always accompanied one way or the other by Mt. Lady. Later in the manga, this has reached the point where they form a team together and rumors about them being in a relationship have spread.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After being overlooked for so long, he manages to place in the top ten of the Hero Billboard rankings.
- Visual Development: As of Chapter 184, being the seventh-ranked hero, his costume now has wood around his shoulders and he looks more muscular.
- Weak, but Skilled: His skill set isn't very impressive, especially having a 2/5 Power stat. He is, however, competent enough that he got to the 7th place in the rankings and has a 4/5 in technique.
Shinya Kamihara — Edgeshot
Voiced by: Kenta Kamakari (Japanese), John Burgmeier (English), Alex Ruiz (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 84 (Manga), Episode 46 (Anime)
The current 4th-highest ranked hero in Japan, who is ninja-like in both theme and attitude. Previously ranked 5th, he befits the nature of a shinobi, remaining calm and focused even during high-stress situations. Later in the series, he teams up with Mt. Lady and Kamui Woods to form "The Lurkers", and the group employs Minoru Mineta, Denki Kaminari, Hanta Sero, and Ibara Shiozaki during the second batch of work-studies.
His Quirk is "Foldabody", and it allows him to fold, bend, and flatten like paper.
- Anime Hair: His hair forms two large spikes before folding over one of his eyes.
- Broken Base: His in-universe fandom, which is split between those that want to know more about him, and those that want him to stay mysterious.
- Cool Mask: Part of his hero costume.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He's already appeared in the manga long before the second season of the anime premiered, so they include a vignette of him as Aizawa is mentioning pro heroes.
- Good Is Not Soft: His main method of defeating villains seems to be piercing their bodies and messing with their insides. He nonetheless is one of the good guys, but it's frightening to think about what he'd be like if he didn't adhere the heroes thou shall not kill rule.
- Gratuitous Ninja: The only way to explain why the fourth best hero in a contemporary, Superhero setting is a ninja. He, in fact, dresses as a ninja as a civilian.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being able to flatten oneself like paper doesn't sound like much, but when someone can use it to break the sound barrier, it's an entirely different story.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: It is unknown to what degree but he was able to survive and win a fight only against Re-Destro, one of the 3 most powerful members of the Paranormal Liberation Front, and also remain standing.
- Paper People: His Quirk allows him to flatten himself, allowing him to pass through narrow spaces.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has very pointy-looking hair over one of his eyes, which makes him look more mysterious.
- Rank Up: He gets bumped up to the No. 4 after the latest Hero Billboard rankings.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Yes, he does have all the typical ninja accessories.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Has this exchange with All For One:All For One: "If the only reason you're here is to cheer [All Might] on, I'd prefer you to remain silent."
Edgeshot: "Think again madman. We're here to assist!"
- Weak, but Skilled: Can perform some impressive maneuvers with his Quirk thanks to rigorous training, being able to fold up, transform, and attack faster than the speed of sound.
- The Worf Barrage: Although he's renowned for being able to attack faster than the speed of sound All For One casually dodged an attack from Edgeshot simply by tilting his head.
Pro Hero Teams
Wild Wild Pussycats
- Ragdoll: That's right! The four of us are one!
Mandalay: Lock on with these sparkling gazes!
Ragdoll: We've come to lend a paw and help!.
Tiger: Coming out of nowhere...
Pixie-Bob: Stingingly cute and catlike!.
All together: Wild Wild Pussycats!
- 100% Heroism Rating: Three factors go into a hero's public ranking. 1.) The number of cases they resolved. 2.) The contributions they made to society. 3.) Their approval rating from the public. Following Ragdoll losing her Quirk, they took a leave of absence, which meant they weren't completing cases or making contributions. So they fell from #32 to #411. The flip-side to that is that realistically they should have been dropped off entirely. The Pussycats were pleasantly surprised they stayed in the triple digits, and so inspired by the public's trust in them that, they went back to work.
- Animal-Eared Headband: As part of their Cat Girl outfits, they all wear headsets that resemble cat ears.
- Animal Theme Naming: Mandalay, Pixie-Bob, and Ragdoll are all named after different domestic cat breeds. Tiger is named after a large wild cat instead.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: The animal alias type; they're all cat-themed heroes in names and appearance, but their Quirks don't have anything to do with cats.
- Bare Your Midriff: Their hero costumes are all comprised of crop tops and miniskirts, resulting in this.
- The Bus Came Back: They show up in Chapter 184 to meet Class 1-A in their dorm.
- Cat Girl: The overall theme of their hero costumes. They all wear fake cat tails, paw-like gloves, and headsets that resemble cat ears.
- Color-Coded Characters: Mandalay is red, Pixie-Bob is blue, Ragdoll is yellow, and Tiger is brown.
- Minidress of Power: They wear fancy-looking two-piece outfits comprising of crop tops and miniskirts despite working in a forested mountain area.
- Ms. Fanservice: All of them except Tiger, who instead falls under Mr. Fanservice.
- True Companions: They're all really close friends outside of their work as heroes. In fact, they have been a team for 12 years, since they came together in high school — and bear in mind that full team hero offices are fairly rare and tend not to last long. Particularly, this is shown as they all hold Ragdoll while she cries in the hospital due to losing her Quirk.
- Uncertain Doom: In Chapter 272, they minus Ragdoll are shown fleeing from the massive Decay unleashed by Shigaraki with Pixie-Bob trying but failing to block it. In 296, they're not included amongst the confirmed Hero fatalities though its mention there were over 160 people still unaccounted for so their fate is still unrevealed.
Shino Sosaki — Mandalay
Voiced by: Chisa Suganuma (Japanese), Jill Harris (English), Arianna López (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 70 (Manga), Episode 40 (Anime)
The leader of the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk is "Telepath", which allows her to talk to multiple people at once through the mental transmission. She's the legal guardian of her nephew, Kota Izumi.
- Adult Fear: She raises her nephew after his parents died, and she is shown to be quite afraid for him when the villains attack and he is nowhere to be seen.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Telepathically flirts with Spinner during their fight to throw him off.
- Fights Like a Normal: Her Quirk isn't a physical one, so all of her superhero butt kicking is done with regular old-fashioned martial arts - and she's good at it too.
- Meaningful Name: Mandalay is the name of the second most important city of Burma, the place of origin of the popular Burmese cat breed, a close cousin to the Siamese cat, as well as being a cat breed in its own right.
- Most Common Super Power: According to her character sheet, quoted below:Not that it matters at all, but she has big breasts.
- Nephewism: She's raising her orphaned nephew Kota.
- Nice Girl: She's very kind and gentle, and does what she can for her nephew.
- Only Sane Man: Compared to the off the wall personalities of the other Pussycats, Mandalay is more straightforward and composed.
- Sleepyhead: Her character sheet reveals that she likes sleeping. Real cats sleep for up to 12-16 hours a day, sometimes as much as 20.
- Telepathy: She can telepathically transmit thoughts to many people across a wide range, though she can only transmit thoughts and not receive them.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her Quirk allows her a fairly basic form of Telepathy, making her weak compared to Pixie-Bob and Tiger, and doesn't have the same uses as Ragdoll's Search Quirk. However, as shown during her fight with Spinner, she's very smart, and was able to throw him off of his game a moment by sending a message to him.
Ryuko Tsuchikawa — Pixie-Bob
Voiced by: Serina Machiyama (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Gabby Villanueva (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 70 (Manga), Episode 40 (Anime)
Quirk: Earth Flow
A member of the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk, "Earth Flow", lets her control dirt and rock.
- Berserk Button: As Midoriya quickly learns, do not bring up her age in any way while she's in earshot.
- The Big Guy: In terms of Quirks, Pixie-Bob is by far the most powerful of the Pussycats. This is why the League of Villains knocks her out before revealing themselves during the attack on the summer camp.
- Christmas Cake: Played for laughs. She's very sensitive about her age (see above) and, as Mandalay and Tiger point out, she's becoming quite desperate for a mate due to no longer being in her prime.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her Quirk allows her to manipulate dirt and rock.
- Enemy Summoner: Pixie-Bob's not a villain, but her Quirk can be used to create monstrous constructs made of dirt and stone that she can control. She's responsible for the "Forest of Beasts" that represents the first challenge for Class 1-A at the training camp.
- Genki Girl: Not to the level of Ragdoll, but she is a woman with a lot of energy.
- Hidden Depths: Her profile reveals that she came up with the name of and concept behind the team and that she set up the team's hero office.
- The Jailbait Wait: Played for Laughs. She "calls dibs" on Midoriya, Bakugo, Iida and Todoroki "in three years".
- Mrs. Robinson: While praising Midoriya, Ida, Bakugo, and Todoroki for defeating her magic beast, she says can't wait to see what their potential will be like in three years.
- Shoot the Mage First: Her Quirk is by far the most powerful of the Pussycats, and as a result, the League of Villains prioritizes taking her out first during their attack on the training camp.
- Signature Laugh: "Neko Neko" in Japanese, which is the word for cat. In the English dub, it was changed to "Meow Meow," the sound a cat makes.
- Spiteful Spit: Inverted for laughs. She spat on Bakugo and Todoroki as to "mark" them as hers. Just like how a cat would do in real life, though with scent glands rather than saliva.
- The Worf Effect: The Pussycat with the most powerful Quirk gets taken out quickly in order to show that the Vanguard Action Squad are a real threat.
Tomoko Shiretoko — Ragdoll
Voiced by: Meiko Kawasaki (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English), María Elisa Ayerbe (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 72 (Manga), Episode 41 (Anime)
Quirk: Search (formerly)
An upbeat member of the Wild Wild Pussycats. Her Quirk, "Search", allowed her to observe and monitor up to 100 people at a time, including their location and weak points. Once she's "observed" a person once, she can locate them again at her leisure.
- Brought Down to Normal: A natural consequence of having her Quirk stolen by All For One.
- Genki Girl: She's definitely this. When ever she appeared in the Forest Training Camp Arc, she always seems to be bouncing around and smiling. This makes it all the more heartwrenching to see her sobbing in her teammates' arms after her Quirk is stolen. Fortunately, she got most of her spunk back by the time the team shows up again.
- Mission Control: Assumes this role when the Pussycats decide to return to hero work, not letting the lack of a Quirk stop her from continuing to help her teammates.
- Plucky Girl: Despite having her power stolen by All For One, she remains adamant about continuing her job as a hero, even if it means retiring from the frontlines and working as a Support Party Member.
- Sensor Character: Thanks to her Quirk, she can track the location and weak points of up to 100 people at the same time. A Quirk this powerful makes her a very attractive target for All For One.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Ragdoll is a minor character, but her presence in the story is highly indicative of its future course: her Quirk becomes an extremely dangerous tool in the hands of All For One, and later, Tomura Shigaraki. It becomes the reason why Midoriya has to drop out of U.A., as he can find him and bring misery not only to him, but to his classmates as well.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has teal hair, which is rare in this setting.
Yawara Chatora — Tiger
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English), Raonel Rosales (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 72 (Manga), Episode 41 (Anime)
The sole male member of the Wild Wild Pussycats. His Quirk, "Pliabody", allows him to stretch and flatten his body.
- Domino Mask: Wears one with his hero costume. When seen off-duty, it's shown that Tiger's eyes are actually no different if he's not wearing a mask, as they appear naturally featureless and white.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty:
- He's in charge of improving physical Quirks during the summer camp and works the students under him to the bone.
- In the anime, it's shown he was personally responsible for Midoriya's training in the training camp and has worked the boy to the bone, angrily forcing him to go back and work harder whenever he felt that Midoriya was starting to slack off or getting distracted.
- Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes are completely white with no pupils, even without his Domino Mask.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Tiger's face is drawn slightly differently than the rest of the Pussycats and most of the characters, with a more cat-like mouth and no noticeable pupils, which gives him a more menacing design.
- Odd Name Out: Tiger is the only member of his team who's named after a big cat rather than a breed of domestic cat. Fittingly, he's also the sole guy.
- The One Guy: He's a trans man among the otherwise all female Wild Wild Pussycats.
- Panthera Awesome: He's named after the largest big cat species.
- Punny Name: Chatora is a portmanteau of tora, Japanese for "tiger", and chat, French for "cat".
- Rated M for Manly: Lampshaded. He's definitely out of place in the Pussycats, sans costume.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Tiger is one of the manliest characters introduced so far, despite the fact that he wears the same Cat Girl costume as that of his fellow teammates.
- The Reveal: The final member of the Pussycats introduced is a scary muscleman rather than a cute girl like the other three. He's also the only one named after a big cat rather than a domestic breed.
- Rubber Man: He has a very flexible body thanks to his Quirk.
- Testosterone Poisoning: He's all about masculine humor, except for his costume.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He wears a skirt like his teammates, even though he is a transgender man.
Sir Nighteye's Agency
Mirai Sasaki — Sir Nighteye
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Brandon McInnis (English), Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 124 (Manga), Episode 63 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
A pro hero who was once All Might's sidekick, though the two have since parted ways. Despite being quite strict and serious, he greatly values laughter and humor. His Quirk, "Foresight", grants him vision of a person's entire future, though it gets fuzzier the further he looks ahead.
- Actually Pretty Funny: He lets out a small laugh upon realizing that Midoriya was trying not to damage any of his All Might memorabilia while jumping around on the walls to get his stamp. And because he managed to make Sir Nighteye laugh, he got his seal of approval... mostly.
- All for Nothing: His desire to shape Mirio into the future Symbol of Peace would have been all for naught regardless of the outcome. His attempts to prove Midoriya was not fit to be All Might's successor did the opposite, as Midoriya was able to alter a probability he thought was impossible, which was due to his own pessimism. In addition, though Sir Nighteye admitted he was worthy after all, Midoriya thought it best to pass One For All down to Mirio, who flatly refuses as he wants to use his own Quirk instead of someone else's. However, even if it had worked as Sir Nighteye originally planned, it's later revealed passing One For All to someone who already has a Quirk results in Rapid Aging, meaning he would have unintentionally led Mirio to a very limited amount of time as a hero before a sudden death, likely not getting the chance to be the new Symbol of Peace in time.
- An Arm and a Leg: He loses his left arm at the elbow to Overhaul's "earth spikes" attack, but it doesn't matter much in the long run since he dies shortly thereafter.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's a massive All Might fanboy and managed to become his sidekick until their disagreement.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Strangely, he prefers to wear a regular office suit over a proper hero costume.
- Brains and Brawn: He used to be the brains to All Might's brawn back when they were together. All Might observes that despite being unimpressive physically, Sir Nighteye was an asset to him by virtue of his intelligence.
- Character Death: In Chapter 161, Sir Nighteye is the first major supporting character to die and his demise brings a marked shift in the series. While heroes losing their lives in the line of duty was always a looming possibility, it isn't until this point that it became reality in present day. The chapter title is even in a much larger print as a warning sign that it's going to be heavy.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: His weapons of choice are specially made seals that weigh 5 kilos each, and he carries a lot of them. No surprise then that he's actually quite ripped under that tailored suit.
- Clothing Damage: When fighting a Rappa clone, the entire front of his shirt gets ripped off.
- Combat Clairvoyance: By touching someone and making eye contact, Sir gains instant precognition of their every move for the next hour.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Fail to make him laugh? Tickle Hell.
- Creepy Good: His Face of a Thug and general creepy appearance distract from the fact that has very high standards as to what a hero is meant to be. He values humor as a form of bringing joy to civilians and Gran Torino and Mirio seem to hold him in high regard.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype:
- Deconstructs The Fatalist. He is a firm believer of You Can't Fight Fate, no ifs, ands, or buts about it, and he has a very cynical view of every situation and only sees worst case scenarios. Consequently, his world view hampers his Foresight Quirk, which itself is responsible for his negative attitude in the first place.
- He looks at Midoriya as a Sketchy Successor for not having the noticeable heroic qualities and negatively compares him to Mirio, Nighteye's student and the one he believes should be the next Symbol of Peace. He also criticizes him for wanting to rush in to save Eri from Overhaul without thinking and jeopardizing an investigation that's been going on with him. As he later found out, saving Eri in the first place would have solved all his problems in the big picture, since it would pretty much end Overhaul's operation without her as raw material for the drug fabrication. However, he is not above acknowledging this and he defends Mirio and Midoriya from the accusations of a colleague since they were following his orders and thus it was Nighteye's responsibility.
- Establishing Character Moment: When Midoriya first sees him, he has locked his sidekick in a tickle machine for failing to write jokes into her mission reports. When Midoriya tries to make him laugh by imitating All Might's face, Sir Nighteye gets offended at how the face doesn't look like All Might, even pointing out the finer details, showing that he is a big fan of All Might who doesn't think much of Midoriya.
- Everyone Has Standards: He might be a jerk, but he will not stand for people getting called out on something they don't deserve. When Rock Lock calls Midoriya and Mirio out for not saving Eri when they had the chance, he defends them and accepts the blame, since he was the one who told them to not rescue Eri just yet and gave Midoriya a "The Reason You Suck" Speech for even suggesting it.
- Exact Words: Even after Midoriya failed his test, Sir Nighteye still hired him, remarking that while he did say that he would employ him if he passed his test, he didn't say he wouldn't employ him if he failed.
- Face of a Thug: He looks serious and scary during all of his onscreen time.
- Fair-Weather Mentor: It would be generous to call Sir Nighteye this to Midoriya at first. He's determined to destroy Midoriya's self-esteem and convince him to give One For All to Mirio. That said, he begins to warm up to him in time and defends Midoriya when Nighteye's order to not rescue Eri ends up complicating things in the long-term. But in the end, the damage from their first impression is done, as Midoriya is nearly convinced to hand One For All to Mirio as Nighteye wanted and is only dissuaded when Mirio himself refuses.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: The sight of him dying at the hospital reveals many tubes coming from several life support mechanisms that are desperately working to keep Sir Nighteye alive by plugging up the gaping hole in him and trying to stop blood loss and feed his bodily fluids... and they fail.
- Of All Might, during a shot of his computer, it can be seen that he was watching videos of All Might's doings, similar to Midoriya. His office is full of All Might merchandise, some, as Midoriya notes, are even collector's items:Midoriya: There's no doubt. This guy's totally a hardcore All Might fan!!
- Overall, he seems to be a Closet Geek or otaku. When planning to rescue Eri, he was able to deduce that a villain was buying a toy for a girl because said villain "said something no real fan would say". And later in HQ, Fat Gum chides him for buying the same toy.
- Of All Might, during a shot of his computer, it can be seen that he was watching videos of All Might's doings, similar to Midoriya. His office is full of All Might merchandise, some, as Midoriya notes, are even collector's items:
- The Fatalist: He very firmly believes that You Can't Fight Fate and treats any insinuation to the contrary with dripping disdain. Ultimately, this actually stunts his Foresight, which itself was the reason he became a fatalist.
- Fight Like a Normal: Having a non-fighting power, he relies on hand-to-hand combat and projectiles. While his Quirk does give him Combat Clairvoyance, the hard limits on how often he can use it means that he prefers saving its use for information gathering, and tends to rely solely on his experience to predict the moves of his opponents in battle.
- Flatline: Sir Nighteye's death is treated this way. When he slips away, his hand — outstretched and holding Mirio's head up — drops motionless to his side, and Sir Nighteye's heart monitor flatlines, the sound effect echoing throughout the end of the chapter.
- Fragile Speedster: Admits to being one. A single punch from Rappa's clone would have killed him, but he has trained to be very fast for exactly that reason. He also uses throwing seals as weapons to keep a safe distance from the target.
- Go Out with a Smile: After being such a stoic, Sir Nighteye passes on with a smile on his face, telling his comrades and friends that the world needs smiles and happiness and energy to prevail, imparting his wishes with them.
- Good Is Not Nice: He is a hero, and by all indications, a very respected and powerful one. Despite this, he can be quite the jerk, particularly to Midoriya and anyone who fails to make him laugh. He has an actual Tickle Torture machine in his office for the latter and subjects his sidekicks to it. Frequently, apparently.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Although he believes in You Can't Fight Fate, he still attempts to fight Overhaul to give Mirio, Midoriya, and Eri a bit more time to get to safety. It's a brief fight that ends in him impaled in several places and dying from the subsequent injuries.
- Hypocrite: His distaste for Midoriya as someone who is seemingly talentless and unfit to be the holder of One For All is undercut by the fact that he handpicked Mirio, who was known for his poor grades, being a goofball, and poor performance at the Sports Festival and in combat exercises, and groomed him into one of U.A.'s best students and an ideal successor for All Might.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: He dismisses Midoriya as overly idealistic for wanting to save Eri, then defends him when Rock Lock blames him for letting Eri go back to Overhaul.
- I Shall Taunt You: His whole test for Midoriya is this, effortlessly dodging all of the latter's attempts to take the stamp while making note of all of the reasons why Mirio would have been a better successor in order to gauge the young hero's reaction:Sir Nighteye: Like an inferior version of Gran Torino. You're so slow, it's pointless!
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The deathblow to Sir Nighteye was a spire of stone manipulated by Overhaul to gore him through his belly and out his back.
- Improbable Weapon User: Seals, like the one Midoriya fought for. They are specially made and actually weigh 5 kilograms, with enough speed, they are fatal weapons and take out Rappa's clone in a single hit of one. He apparently carries many of them with him.
- Sir Nighteye is big on humor because it keeps him hopeful. Ironically, his Foresight was stunted by his fatalism.
- He spends his entire introduction trying to destroy Midoriya's self-esteem and convince him that Mirio deserved to obtain One For All. On his deathbed, he acknowledges that Midoriya is a worthy successor, but the damage had already been done and Midoriya was convinced to try and pass One For All to Mirio, who flatly refused Midoriya's offer. This is twisted even further when it is later revealed that One For All would gradually sap the life force out of any wielder who already has a Quirk, ironically making the Qurikless Midoriya the better candidate.
- He calls out Midoriya for trying to save Eri without a plan and urges him to start seeing the big picture instead of just jumping into things. However, as he later found out, saving Eri would have solved all his problems in the big picture, since it would've pretty much end Overhaul's operation without her as raw material for the drug fabrication. However, he is aware of this and acknowledges it. It also would have likely prevented his death as well, and given the circumstances seen with Midoriya and Mirio in action, they could've taken Overhaul in sooner and out of the clutches of the League of Villains.
- All Might and Sir Nighteye's last meeting was a fallout over the latter's foreseeing a future where All Might got killed. They would reunite at Sir Nighteye's deathbed and reconcile there, something which Sir Nighteye himself woefully lampshades and leaves All Might unable to rectify with a response.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sir Nighteye's last hours are spent recognizing he was a victim of his own conceptions. He acknowledges Midoriya as someone who is worthy as a hero and capable of anything and is relieved that Midoriya forced the future to follow his will. As for Mirio, Sir Nighteye comforts him by touching his hand to his student's face and admitting Mirio had become more to him than just the next vessel for One For All and was his favorite pupil. He resents that it was his own fault the future wouldn't change because he didn't have any faith that it would, and it took the combined willpower of everyone involved in Eri's rescue to power a change in the future. He dies requesting all those that he is leaving behind to stay hopeful, because that is what it will take to bring the world into a better tomorrow.
- Jerkass: Sir Nighteye isn't the nicest of people. He has a bad habit of being very rude to those who fall even a little under his expectations and is generally overly stern. He's particularly nasty to Midoriya, due in part to his lack of humor, but mainly because he thinks Midoriya is severely inadequate compared to Mirio, and thus believes that Mirio should have gotten One For All instead. In fact, the only reason he let Midoriya intern with him was to get the kid to give up on becoming All Might's successor and pass One For All onto Mirio.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While his criticism is biting, he's not exactly wrong to say that Midoriya is a strictly weaker candidate for One For All than Mirio due to lacking a Quirk and combat experience. The fact that Mirio's personality is closer to the ideal embodied by the Symbol of Peace doesn't help matters. This is rendered moot when it's revealed that any wielder of One for All who already possesses a Quirk will suffer from Rapid Aging and have their lifespan cut short, making the Quirkless Midoriya the better candidate than Mirio.
- Jerkass to One: He's not the friendliest person, but he's not nearly as harsh with anyone else as he is with Midoriya.
- Just Following Orders: A variant. He says he's responsible for Eri going back to Overhaul, because he ordered Mirio and Midoriya not to intervene.
- Last Episode, New Character: He's introduced to anime viewers in the last episode of Season 3.
- Lean and Mean: While he's a hero, he's a jerkass who's not afraid to mistreat others, and is very tall and skinny.
- Lethal Diagnosis: In the moments before his passing, All Might, Recovery Girl, and a hospital surgeon ominously gather, and the surgeon announces they've done all they can for him (unfortunately, this excluded Eri, who was in no condition to try and use her powers to save him), but they don't expect him to last through the night.
- Long Neck: Whenever he goes super deformed, his neck becomes very long, usually to a funny effect.
- Meaningful Name: "Mirai" means "Future" in Japanese, related to his Foresight Quirk.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Midoriya was seeking a pro hero to intern under, and managed to land that position under Sir Nighteye, only for Sir Nighteye to wind up dead by the end of the very same arc he was introduced in.
- Mission Control: His stint as All Might's sidekick is this. Even All Might admitted that his combat strength is nothing noteworthy. It was his intel gathering and planning that makes him a valuable ally.
- Multicolored Hair: His hair is mostly green, but with some yellow streaks on the front. His eyebrows are also yellow in contrast with his mostly green hair.
- No Name Given: His real name isn't given in the main story, as he's only ever referred to by his hero name. The ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book eventually confirmed his real name.
- Non-Action Guy: He is more used to be related to Mission Control and intel-gathering rather than actually participating in combat, as All Might mentioned on their time together. Even in his duel against Midoriya, he barely moved and only used his Quirk to avoid being hit rather than actually going against Midoriya.
- Not Wearing Tights: For a setting where every hero (and villain) has some kind of costume, Sir Nighteye is the only character who hasn't been seen wearing one. Even in the flashbacks to him and All Might working together, he is still shown to be wearing a business suit instead.
- Oddly Small Organization: Sir Nighteye's hero agency consists of himself, two sidekicks - Centipeder and Bubble Girl- and his intern and protege Mirio. Despite taking on Midoriya as an intern, Sir Nighteye has no desire to increase the size of his organization. By the end of the arc, Sir Nighteye is dead, Mirio has lost his Quirk and Midoriya returns to school, leaving the agency down to two people.
- Otaku: Aside from his All Might fanboying rivaling Midoriya, he collects toys, even ones directed at girls, and actually ends up finding the villain's hideout just because he ran into the yakuza mook sent to buy Eri toys and the mook didn't seem like a true fan of the toy he was buying. He even took this as being so suspicious that he used his power on him!
- Pet the Dog: Despite his harsh treatment of Midoriya, he is quick to step in and defend him and Mirio when Rock Lock rakes them over the coals for not rescuing Eri from Overhaul. He points out that the responsibility fell on him since he told them not to, while pointing out that both Mirio and Midoriya are the most unhappy about the disturbing revelations, and Midoriya tried to ignore him anyway.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
- He gives a scathing one to Midoriya about how in spite of having One For All, he's incredibly inexperienced and naïve to sign up for such a harsh internship while balancing schoolwork. He also notes how because of this Midoriya doesn't seem like a benefit to have working with him. He goes so far as to say Mirio should have gotten One For All:Sir Nighteye: You may have the Symbol's power. But you are utterly mediocre.
- Happens again later when he criticizes Midoriya for wanting to rush in to save Eri from Overhaul and jeopardize an investigation that's been going on with him. In short, he says Midoriya needs to not be reckless and claims that nobody will be saved with just a positive attitude and no plans.
- In a fit of irony, he defends Midoriya and Mirio from Rock Lock when the latter brings up how the two didn't rescue Eri when they had the chance. This is justified since they were following his orders and thus it's his responsibility.
- He gives a scathing one to Midoriya about how in spite of having One For All, he's incredibly inexperienced and naïve to sign up for such a harsh internship while balancing schoolwork. He also notes how because of this Midoriya doesn't seem like a benefit to have working with him. He goes so far as to say Mirio should have gotten One For All:
- Salaryman: He dresses like one and uses weighted stamps in combat (stamps being used in signatures), meaning that this is technically his superhero theme.
- Secret Test of Character: He intended to hire Midoriya from the beginning, despite not considering him a worthy successor for All Might, but wanted to test how the boy would react to his "The Reason You Suck" Speech. Sir Nighteye himself was ultimately moved by Midoriya's equal admiration of All Might, with the hero-in-training refusing to harm any of the surrounding All Might merchandise to the point that he was willing to crash headfirst into a wall in order to protect a poster, as evidenced by a short chuckle.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: A more serious example than usual, but his fatalistic personality combined with his Quirk means that his pessimism would end up limiting his Quirk's capabilities and that of himself. Had he possessed the more defiant and determined attitude like that of his mentor, protege, or trainee, he'd have more positive outcomes.
- So Proud of You: His last words to Mirio are that he'll become a hero greater than anyone else.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Sir Nighteye or Sir Night Eye? Viz started with the latter but soon switched to the former.
- The Spock: Out of the three heroes coordinating the effort against Overhaul, Nighteye is the most logical and pragmatic, justifying the decision not to move against Overhaul until the investigation is finished,
- The Stoic: Rarely shows emotions, even though he appreciates humor. Mirio himself is unsure if Sir Nighteye's appreciation for humor is despite or because of his stoicism.
- Super OCD: He chastised Midoriya for his otherwise flawless All Might impression which was a mere 0.2 cm off from the real thing.
- Theme Naming: He shares a kanji in his name (木) with All Might, meaning "tree/wood".
- Tickle Torture: He actually has a machine to put his sidekicks through this if they fail to add humor in their reports.
- Underestimating Badassery:
- Does this to Midoriya, believing his attacks to be a clumsy and poor imitation of Gran Torino's style. Turns out that Midoriya wasn't going full out because he was also trying to protect the All Might merch all around the room, therefore hampering his movements.
- He is looked down by Twice, who thinks he is easy to take out and looks like a salary man, he ends up able to take Rappa's clone out with a single hit of his seals.
- We Used to Be Friends: With All Might. Sir Nighteye objected to All Might continuing being a hero after becoming critically injured, with All Might stubbornly refusing to quit. The event in question happened six years before One For All was passed on. The final straw came when All Might picked Midoriya instead of Mirio to be his successor, a decision that Sir Nighteye was fully against.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: It is later shown that Sir Nighteye was impaled so badly that not even Recovery Girl could use her Quirk to mend the damage, and he has numerous medical tubes hooked into his body where the wound is.
- You Can't Fight Fate: It's apparently impossible to change what Sir Nighteye sees in his future visions, even if he tells the person he is foreseeing about it. Ontological Inertia kicks hard as any attempted changes can only delay the inevitable. It comes to the point that Sir Nighteye outright refuses to use his Quirk on someone if he is unable to ensure by normal means that they won't die. This is actually subverted: though Sir Nighteye predicted that the mission to rescue Eri would end in failure and that Overhaul would kill Midoriya, the exact opposite took place. Midoriya defeated Overhaul and was very much fine and successfully completed the mission. Sir Nighteye realizes in his dying moments that his own pessimism was limiting his power: because he believed the things he saw could not be changed, he didn't try hard enough to change them, thereby making them a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. If he had more faith that they could be changed, he'd actually see more positive outcomes more often as a result.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is green with yellow streaks.
- You Shall Not Pass!: He attempts to hold off Overhaul so Midoriya can get Eri and Mirio to safety. It doesn't work for long.
Kaoruko Awata — Bubble Girl
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Kara Edwards (English), María José Estevez (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 124 (Manga), Episode 63 (Anime)
One of Sir Nighteye's sidekicks. Her Quirk, "Bubble", allows her to create bubbles with an assortment of smells. They pop with explosive force.
- Age Lift: Her design came from a hero designing contest for fans. In Abara Chiita's original design, she was 16 and a student of U.A. In the manga proper, she is 21 and a sidekick of Sir Nighteye.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has light blue skin.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her hero costume does not include anything in the middle of her torso, being composed of only a top and pants. This is justified since she creates bubbles from her skin.
- Cool Mask: She wears a transparent gas mask on her face. This makes sense considering that she uses scented bubbles as a form of attack.
- Cry Cute: When she learns Sir Nighteye is going to die.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's got a revealing hero costume and has been subjected to body tickling.
- Last Episode, New Character: Like Sir Nighteye, she's introduced to anime viewers in the last episode of Season 3.
- Making a Splash: She can create bubbles out of her body, and is capable of selecting the smell of each bubble, using foul-smelling ones to incapacitate the enemies' senses.
- Meaningful Name: "Kaoru" means "fragrance", relating to how she can give her bubbles different kinds of smells. The "awa" in her last name means "bubble".
- Required Secondary Powers: Subverted — the gas mask she wears implies that she's not immune to the effects of her own bubbles.
- Stripperiffic: She releases bubbles from her skin. Like Midnight, she invokes this by exposing as much of her body as she can without being indecent.
- Tickle Torture: When she doesn't amuse Sir Nighteye upon supplying him new information, he subjects her to a machine known as "Tickle Hell."
- Underboobs: Her top shows a bit of her boobs.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her main skill in combat is using foul-smelling bubbles to incapacitate and take out her enemies. Making an entire career out of a simple Quirk is amazing.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.
Juso Moashi — Centipeder
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese), Zach Bolton (English), Luis Carreño (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 135 (Manga), Episode 69 (Anime)
One of Sir Nighteye's sidekicks. His Quirk, "Centipede", gives him body features like the titular chilopod.
- Animal Themed Super Being: Centipedes, obviously.
- Badass Baritone: Inverted. He may be a formidable pro hero, but his voice sounds like Helium Speech. Given how he's based on a small arthropod, the actor's voice is artificially pitched upward to complement that.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Not only is he extremely competent at his job as a sidekick, he is does everything in a suit making him fairly resemble a Battle Butler.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's all centipede from the neck up, and that also gives him an incredibly long neck that coils up like a scarf when at rest. When it unfurls, he goes from looking like a human centipede note to a centipede human. His arms are made of centipede midsection, too, with human hands on the ends.
- Body Horror: He does, after all, has a centipede for a head and his arms are centipede joints, making him for one of the creepiest designs for a hero and appears to have his entire body mixing human and centipede.
- Combat Tentacles: His arms are actually the joints of a centipede with human hands attached on the end, so they serve the same function as tentacle when unfurled. While retracted, they look no different from ordinary human limbs with the suit Centipeder wears covering the insectoid features up.
- Creepy Centipedes: Inverted; not only is Centipeder a dedicated hero, he's a lot more polite than his boss, Sir Nighteye.
- Creepy Good: Much in the same vein as his employer, he has a rather creepy appearance with a centipede for a head, but is not only a hero but also quite the polite one, especially compared to his Jerkass Hero boss.
- Long Neck: His neck is composed of a long centipede body and he can simply stretch in order to attack.
- Take Up My Sword: Took over Sir Nighteye's office after he died.
Moe Kamiji — Burnin
Voiced by: Misato Kawauchi (Japanese), Lisa Ortiz (English)
Debut: Chapter 245 (Manga), Episode 102 (Anime)
Quirk: Blazing Hair
One of Endeavor's famous sidekicks, a passionate woman whose Quirk, "Blazing Hair", lets her freely manipulate the flames on her head.
- All There in the Manual: Most of the details regarding her Quirk are only mentioned in her character bio.
- Flaming Hair: Unlike Endeavor, her actual hair appears to be composed of fire as a result of her Quirk.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is light green, but in some art (such as the picture to the right), it looks more yellow.
- Hot-Blooded: She's aggressively energetic and wears an intense smile throughout her introduction.
- Personality Powers: She has flaming hair at all times due to her Quirk and an enthusiastic, fiery personality.
- Playing with Fire: Her Quirk is essentially a fire-based variant of Prehensile Hair.
- Technicolor Fire: Her hair is green flames.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is not only flaming but also light green.
Onima and Kido
Onima's voiced by: Tōru Nara (Japanese), Kevin Thelwell (English)
Kido's voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Lee George (English)
Debut: Chapter 56 (Manga), Episode 31 (Anime)
Quirks: Unknown (Onima), Trajectory (Kido)
Two of Endeavor's sidekicks who act his professional assistants. Kido's Quirk is "Trajectory", which allows him to alter the trajectory of objects that pass through his bandages.
- All There in the Manual: Their names were first stated in the Volume 26 extras.
- The Faceless: Kido, who's face is wrapped up in bandages.
- Mind over Matter: Kido's Quirk is variant. It allows him to manipulate an object's trajectory as the object passes through his bandages.
- Recurring Extra: They pop up several times in the series, with their earliest appearance being in Chapter 56, but aren't really acknowledged by the story until Chapter 245.
- Support Party Member: Kido's Quirk has little combat utility on its own, but it can work great when paired with others. For example, he can redirect the direction of Endeavor's fire to help blast opponents.
Oki Mariner Crew
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Ray Hurd (English)
Debut: Chapter 259 (Manga), Episode 32 (Anime)
Quirk: Spotted Seal
A sea rescue hero who captains the ship Oki Mariner. Tsuyu interns under him. He took on Sirius as his sidekick and has a crew of tough men, including one named Mick. His Quirk, "Spotted Seal", gives him the abilities of the mammal, as well as the power to emit a very high-pitched frequency that doubles as sonar, and in times of distress, can be used as Morse code.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: He's a seal-themed hero who has the appearance and abilities of one, and his hero name references a folkloric being that's closely associated with seals.
- Badass Beard: Selkie's beard adds to his rugged looks and makes him look even more imposing than he already is.
- Benevolent Boss: More like a captain than a boss, but he's great with his crew and, in return, they all trust and respect him unconditionally, though they still find his attempts to be cute embarrassing. And a noticeable thing is that while most other heroes referred to the students that interned for them by their regular names, Selkie always refers to Tsuyu by her hero name, Froppy, and treats her like a full-fledged hero rather than an intern.
- Big Damn Heroes: Arrives in the nick of time to save Tsuyu's life from the villain Innsmouth. He also saved Sirius in the process, who was quickly overpowered by Innsmouth's freakish strength.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The jokey Boke who makes dopey faces in vain attempts to be cute and really bugs Sirius each time he does this shtick.
- Canon Immigrant: He's an anime-original character, with his inclusion vastly expanding upon what happened during Tsuyu's internship. He eventually makes his way into the manga proper in Chapter 259.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Right after he saves Tsuyu from Innsmouth, Selkie delivers this to the villain. Even despite the octopus-like Innsmouth spitting ink into Selkie's eyes to blind him, he gets around this by using his sonar and easily takes the villain out, with a bit of assistance from Sirius.
- Diving Kick: He finishes off Innsmouth with one of these to the face.
- Endearingly Dorky: Tsuyu secretly finds it adorable when Selkie, the huge and mighty captain of an equally tough crew, tries too hard to be cute for the kids, despite Sirius' insistence that he's too intimidating to pull it off.
- Father Neptune: A bearded hero that conducts sea rescue missions as the captain of a ship. Bonus points for having seal powers and being used to swimming long distances in the open ocean.
- Lightning Bruiser: Selkie is big, quite muscular and very strong, but he's also incredibly fast and agile both in and out of water.
- Mr. Fanservice: The anime has a very blatant shot of his muscular groin. He's also incredibly well built and muscular in general.
- Nice Guy: He may be strict and no-nonsense while out on missions, as befitting a ship's captain, but he's overall a very pleasant, friendly and supportive guy, and he tries to act cutesy all the time because he thinks children love it.
- Rated M for Manly: One of the toughest men there is. Unfortunately, it leaves him little chance to be cute.
- Selkies and Wereseals: As per his namesake, Selkie is a human with spotted seal traits. He has the proportions of a tall and muscular human but his head, face, which includes whiskers, and coloration are those of a spotted seal. His powers allow him to hold his breath underwater for a long time and swim at high speeds. He also has a sonar for echo location.
- Sweet Seal: He often tries to invoke this since he thinks children like it, but his overall appearance is a bit too intimidating for him to really fit the trope. Tsuyu thinks it's cute when he tries, at least.
- Tricked-Out Shoes: His shoes can become flippers for situations that require him to swim.
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)
Debut: Episode 27 (Anime)
Quirk: Good Ear
The sidekick of Selkie and only female member of his crew. Her Quirk, "Good Ear", lets her hear sound frequencies beyond the hearing spectrum of a normal human. Paired with Selkie, she can pick up his secret transmissions through sonar.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She's the Tsukkomi. Serious Sirius finds silly Selkie's cutesy face routine exhausting.
- Canon Foreigner: While Sirius doesn't appear in the manga, her involvement in the anime is fully canon because Tsuyu mentions helping to capture stowaways in the manga. She also gets inserted into an extra scene where the crew of the Oki Mariner is doing push-ups.
- Cool Big Sis: She acts like this to Tsuyu while on her internship, talking about her own experiences and looking out for her during fights.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
- Fights Like a Normal: She notes the only thing strong about her is her body, and her Quirk is a non-violent utility.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Super hearing may not seem like a useful power in comparison to super strength or creating explosions, but as part of a team with others like Selkie, it can prove to be invaluable.
- Nice Girl: She's an absolute sweetheart and a fount of wisdom for newcomer heroes.
- Not So Above It All: She gets super pouty when she remembers that she, too, was once bored out of her gourd doing mundane things during her own hero internship.
- Retractable Weapon: She carries with her a collapsible steel baton for combat purposes. Not that it does any good against a villain with superhuman strength and octopus limbs, who quickly restrains her before she can get within attack range to properly do any harm.
- Sailor Fuku: Her outfit resembles one, though there's a lot more emphasis on the "sailor" part since she's the sidekick of a hero who specializes in sea rescues, and her fellow crew members all wear actual sailor outfits.
- Shout-Out: Her fish fins, which are actually specialized headphones, resemble a Vaporeon's.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female on the crew of the Oki Mariner.
- Straight Man: Very intelligent and sane compared to her also intelligent but zany captain.
- Super Senses: Has incredible hearing that allows her to tap into high frequencies.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sirius has blue hair.
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese), Masamichi Kitada (Japanese, young), Charles Campbell (English), Orlando Noguera (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 46 (Manga), Episode 26 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice, My Hero One's Justice 2
An elderly, retired hero who offers Midoriya an internship. He was All Might's homeroom teacher and a good friend of Nana Shimura, making him one of the few who knows the full truth about One For All. His Quirk, "Jet", allows him to move at high speeds by taking in the air around him and releasing it through his feet for propulsion effect. Due to his age though, he can't use it for a long time.
- Agony of the Feet: Shigaraki tears into his left foot during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.
- Badass Cape: Wears a yellow superhero cape. After the Paranormal Liberation War, his tattered cape is inherited by Izuku.
- Badass Teacher: He used to be All Might's master after Nana Shimura died and summoned Midoriya for field training. Once he drops his senile act, he's shown to be far better at getting Midoriya to learn how One For All works than All Might. He helped Midoriya learn what was restraining his use of One For All in a single chapter when All Might failed to do so in over forty-five. He even lampshades it:Gran Torino: That damned justice-junkie All Might's lower than beginner level when it comes to education!
- Bouncing Battler: Gran Torino is able to fight by ricocheting off of walls, ceilings, and even the air itself.
- Cool Old Guy: A semi-retired veteran hero who manages to teach Midoriya more about making use of his Quirk in the span of a week than All Might could manage over months of intensive training.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In his introduction, he mostly just rambles on and repeatedly asks who Midoriya is. When Midoriya decides he's had enough and tries to leave, Gran Torino suddenly gets much more serious and starts showing his power. In the following chapter, he's seen bouncing all over the place, with Midoriya unable to land a hit. The only time he even manages to touch Gran Torino, the old man reverses it and face plants Midoriya with ease.
- Domino Mask: Part of his hero costume. Like the costume, he wears it most of the time he's seen, though he's briefly shown without it following the battle at Kamino Ward. He has never been seen without it in his youth, however.
- Expy: Not only is he Yoda-sized, but Horikoshi actively based his character off the famous little green man.
- Grumpy Old Man: He can be pretty crotchety, but he means well.
- Guttural Growler: As is part and parcel for an old man, he speaks with a very coarse voice.
- History Repeats: He notices Midoriya has that same uncanny quality of his former pupil All Might of being compelled to suddenly jump into action without being solicited to do so.
- Humble Hero: Despite his Quirk being on par with One For All in terms of speed, he's considered a nobody in the Hero business, which suits him just fine as he doesn't care for the Hero life, saying how the only reason he became a hero was because he had a goal in the past that required him to be able to freely use his Quirk. He's also relatively unknown as a teacher, doing a one-year stint at U.A.; he only got his teaching license on the wishes of his old friend Nana Shimura, kept it all these years, and having it suspended for six months with a cut to half pay during that time as a penalty for Midoriya going off and doing something irresponsible on his watch doesn't make him seethe with fury, it just mildly annoys him. The fact he was best friends with a One for All user and seemed fine not inheriting the Quirk for himself also speaks volumes of his humility.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After ripping off his foot, Shigaraki follows up it by running his fist straight through him, taking him out of the fight.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Flashbacks of him training All Might show that he used to have a Heroic Build rivaling All Might's powered up form. He is taller with a ripped muscular body and a handsome, chiseled face.
- Lightning Bruiser: His "Jet" Quirk turns him into this, on top of Flight and Super Speed. It allows him to move about at speeds even higher than Ida can. In training Midoriya, he moves so fast around the room that he can easily turn Midoriya's attack against him and faceplant him. And in fact, the databook gives him an S in speed, making him the fastest hero in the series aside from All Might and Stain so far. In his prime, he able to completely overwhelm All Might at age 18 just like he does with Midoriya, even though All Might could use One for All without recoil at the time.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's Yoda-sized. Flashbacks show he was much taller in his youth, matching Nana in height. Now, he kind of looks like an old Mega Man.
- My Greatest Failure: During the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, Gran Torino comes to realize that Nana's decision to abandon her son and his decision to honor her wishes and not get involved in the boy's life ended up creating the grave threat to society that is Tomura Shigaraki, a realization he makes moments before Shigaraki punches through him.
- Mysterious Past: Apparently, very little is known about him, and it's possible he hid from the spotlight of heroics. Midoriya attempts to do research on him, and outside of finding out that he worked as a teacher at U.A. for a year, he found nothing else.
- The Napoleon: Is a miniature senior citizen with quite the temper.
- Not Quite Flight: As a result of his Quirk. However, because his Quirk is limited by how much air he can inhale, there is a limit to how high and how far he can go with each breath.
- Obfuscating Disability: The cane's mostly just for show. When needed, he can walk around without it just fine, and with the aid of his Quirk, he's so fast and precise Midoriya can't even track his movements.
- Obfuscating Insanity: His senility is mostly just an act. Even in his old age, he is still very sharp-minded and respected among his peers.
- Old Master: He is Midoriya's second mentor and fits the aged-and-mighty aspect of the trope. Though he wasn't quite so old back then, he was also The Mentor to All Might.
- Old Superhero: He may be very old, but he can still completely overwhelm Midoriya in combat.
- Parental Substitute: To All Might, taking on the sole responsibility of training and keeping him safe after Nana Shimura's death. The fact that he guilt trips All Might for never calling, chastises him for raising Midoriya poorly, and is one of two people to refer to him as Toshinori suggest Gran Torino sees him as the son he never had.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: One of the shortest characters in the series, but he can still go blow-for-blow with a Nomu without breaking a sweat, and bounce off of surfaces with his Quirk so hard he leaves craters in his wake. Flashbacks to his prime show that he used to be much taller and more muscular, but he definitely hasn't lost any of his experience or fighting skills in the interim.
- Platonic Life-Partners: He was best friends with Nana Shimura, with the two of them training All Might together and partnering as heroes. Despite Shimura's death seemingly being Gran Torino's greatest regret even decades later, she was married to someone else.
- Retired Badass: Functionally, he is still a licensed teacher and hero, but he stays out of the limelight and retires to his run-down household. When he's forced into action at Hosu, Gran Torino notes his control over his abilities has slipped a little from being out of practice for so long, because he unintentionally cracks the sidewalk. It appears he is doing a bit more active duty as a result of the change in status quo and presumably to help Midoriya.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Invoked by Gran Torino. He enjoys putting up that facade just to mess with All Might and Midoriya. He is actually keen and analytical.
- His status as a former/retired hero whose main power involves super speed and being a mentor to a modern famous hero brings Earth-1 Jay Garrick Flash to mind, specifically his Silver Age mentoring to Barry Allen, his successor as the Flash.
- His persona and teaching methods also have distinct Yoda allusions, being a master in his profession of minuscule size and walking around with a cane that he doesn't actually need.
- His character design itself is very reminiscent of Mega Man.
- His hero name is likely a reference to Gran Torino, a Clint Eastwood-directed film in which Eastwood plays a weary veteran who becomes a begrudging mentor to a teenage boy.
- Super Speed: The gold standard for the series. His Quirk, Jet, allows him to release bursts of air from his feet to accelerate himself, with the output depending on his lung capacity. When Jet is active, he moves so fast he appears as a blur to the audience and can't be seen at all by his opponents. This speed also allows him to keep up with and overwhelm users of One For All even though their speed is empowered by the strength of many individuals. While somewhat downplayed by the fact that he can't quite match All Might's maximum speed in his old age, Gran Torino has demonstrated some of the most impressive speed feats in the series, especially when his age is taken into account. His speed is rated at 6/5 in official rankings.
- Sweet Tooth: Has a taste for sweets, particularly taiyaki, which he seems to get for breakfast frequently.
- Troll: When he first meets Midoriya, he takes some time to mess around with him before properly training him.
- Voice of Reason: He isn't entirely dispassionate but Gran Torino values pragmatism. He often puts some sense into All Might and Midoriya when the latter tend to make rash decisions. Most notable is when Gran Torino advises All Might against trying to save Shigaraki, saying that despite being his mentor's grandson, Shigaraki has become a dangerous criminal.
- Wax On, Wax Off: His method of teaching Midoriya the ins and outs of One For All involves menial chores like microwaving frozen taiyaki as a metaphor for evenly spreading the power across his body. He isn't particularly fond of it, however, and lampshades it when Midoriya begins using it as a mental image as a means of activating One For All safely:Gran Torino: So the image in your head is a taiyaki in the microwave, eh? That's a whole new echelon of plain, buddy, but what good will it do?
- Wham Line:
- When speaking about to All Might just who's the mastermind behind the League of Villains:Gran Torino: You're concerned that it might be the man who killed your predecessor of One For All, my dear friend, and your mentor... Shimura- the very same man who opened that hole in your stomach, you're afraid the villain named All For One is on the rise again.
- He delivers another one much later that was originally a line from Nana Shimura at the worst possible time. He would've mentioned something so earth-shattering level of importance sooner, but he forgot until All Might brought it up due to his advanced age.
- When speaking about to All Might just who's the mastermind behind the League of Villains:
Taishiro Toyomitsu — Fat Gum
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English), José Antonio Macías (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 132 (Manga), Episode 68 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
Quirk: Fat Adsorption
A large man whose strength is only rivaled by his appetite, he employs Eijiro Kirishima and Tamaki Amajiki. He's currently ranked as 58th top hero.
His Quirk, "Fat Adsorption", grants him a highly obese, dense body that can adhere to any objects that enter in contact with it, causing them to sink into his body afterward, it also works to store energy of hits received, but at the cost of his defensive fat.
- Awesome Personnel Carrier: He can be one as "Fataxi", lodging his allies within his fat folds and charging forward through the battlefield.
- Beautiful All Along: He was certainly cute, but it turns out he is actually a fairly good looking man once his fat gets burned out since it makes him drop the Non-Standard Character Design and appear less cartoonish. In Team Up Mission, a young girl calls him a "prince" after he saved her in his skinny form and is dismayed when he starts eating to fatten up again.
- Berserk Button: Disrespect toward people who work hard to be viewed as heroes is one thing that never fails to get Fat Gum all worked into a lather. Another is heinous cruelty towards those who are helpless.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Downplayed in that he doesn't really act silly, but his round, cartoonish appearance and Big Eater habits distract from the fact that he's an experienced pro hero who approaches confrontations with villains with the intent of finishing them as quickly as possible.
- Big Beautiful Man: When Tsuyu and Uraraka see him for the first time, they seem to adore him and describe him as being "so round and cute."
- Big Eater: His first appearance has him gobbling down an entire pan of takoyaki. On top of that, one of his own protégés relies on eating to bolster his Quirk.
- Big Fun: He's a jovial guy, and even carries around candy for the kids.
- Cast from Calories: He can absorb kinetic energy with his Quirk and then release it for a massive attack. However, he can only release the energy once and it burns away almost all of his body fat when used.
- Counter-Attack: His trump card is taking all of the kinetic energy he's absorbed from an attack and releasing it all in one empowered punch by burning his fat. Unfortunately, this is also a Death-or-Glory Attack, as he needs to store up his fat again to use his Quirk.
- Cute Bruiser: For a certain standard of cute, but he mentioned how he used to be a scrapper himself during his fight with Rappa.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Burning off his fat to release all the energy stored in it allows him to perform a devastating attack, but with no fat left on his body, he would need to build it up back again for his Quirk to work.
- Domino Mask: Sports one, though it's easier to recognize it once he is no longer in his Non-Standard Character Design mode.
- Endearingly Dorky: Tsuyu and Uraraka point out how cute and round he is. It certainly helps that he is quite nice to his interns.
- Energy Absorption: Fat Gum's Quirk makes him soft and malleable, able to absorb kinetic energy into his body fat. He mostly uses this to protect people from dangers like Villains or bombs, but he can also release the stored energy for a devastating attack.
- Expy: Of Blob from X-Men, as he has the same strength and defense powers that are based on accumulating body fat. The difference being that Fat Gum is a hero while Blob is usually a villain.
- First-Name Basis: Fat Gum seems to be or considers close to Tamaki, as he is the second person to refer to him by his first name, something that only Mirio did.
- Gentle Giant: His height is listed at a whopping 250 cm (roughly 8'2"), making him the tallest member of the cast, but he's a nice guy who dotes on his interns and carries around chocolates for the kids.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Having such a large, soft body isn't just great for tanking hits or entrapping villains. His Quirk also allows his fat to absorb kinetic energy. By burning this fat, he can focus the energy from hits he's absorbed into a powerful counter-attack.
- Humble Hero: He readily praises others and never chases accolades, even crying for fellow hero Ryukyu when her new ranking is announced. He also notes that Tamaki and Kirishima are crucial to uncovering the Hassaikai's activities due to their run-in with the gunman. Most noteworthy is that after leaving Tamaki to take on 3 of the 8 Bullets, Fat Gum freely claims that Tamaki is stronger than anyone else there (including himself). While there is certainly truth to Tamaki being extremely strong, Fat Gum himself has the highest durability of all those present as well as super strength of his own, but had no issue seeing Tamaki as the stronger one without a second thought. Even after Fat Gum endures Rappa's full assault and overpowers Tengai's barrier, he attributes the victory to Kirishima rather than taking credit himself.
- Jumping on a Grenade: He jumps to block the explosion of a small Mecha in Vigilantes. The explosion is big enough that he almost automatically has to release the energy again else he'd die, so he can just reduce the damage to those around him.
- Kansai Regional Accent: He speaks in Kansai dialect, which makes him stand out since most other characters speak in standard Japanese.
- Kevlard: His Quirk gives a highly flexible and cushion-like obese body that can even submerge people within it.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: If he suffers extreme damage, he sheds his fat, and his body changes from looking cartoonish into a very muscular and heroic build, and his battle strategy switches from defense to offense.
- The McCoy: Of the three heroes in charge of the effort against Overhaul, he's the most insistent on going in to save Eri.
- Multiform Balance: In his usual fat appearance, he's a Stone Wall, able to tank blows by absorbing and storing the kinetic energy. In his slim form, he's a Glass Cannon ready to release all that stored-up energy for one devastating attack but leaving him with no fat to protect him any longer.
- Nice Guy: He is always happy to help others and is especially nice to his interns Tamaki and Kirishima, praising their deeds as soon as he has the chance in front of the other heroes and giving them valuable advice.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He is far more cartoony than most characters in the manga, though he is drawn in normal fashion once his fat gets burned. However, he still has a wraparound mouth much like All Might does in his withered state, and looks like a cross between him and young Gran Torino.
- One-Hit KO: The end of his fight against Rappa and Tengai is him giving such a powerful punch that breaks Tengai's strongest barrier and launches both away.
- Red Baron: Calls himself "The Tender Tank of Naniwa".
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Or rather, gain power. The more he gets hit, the more energy he has to expend to keep them. But it also burns his fat quickly, and the stored impact can be unleashed as a Charged Attack.
- Shout-Out: His design is very reminiscent of Totoro.
- Spell My Name with an "S": A bit of an odd case in that it doesn't apply to his name, but the name of his Quirk. Officially, it's called "Fat Adsorption", but some translations refer to it as "Fat Absorption" (which does describe his powers pretty well, after all, though the series has a history of Quirknames not quite being a literal description of the Quirk itself).
- Stone Wall: He is very good at stomaching repeated attacks so long as they aren't bearing down on him with extreme force, and one of the Eight Expendables of the Shie Hassaikai notes his defensive abilities are impressive.
- Super Toughness: His defensive capabilities surpass those of any other hero shown throughout the series, save perhaps All For One and All Might. His Quirk, Fat Adsorption, allows him to cause things that come into contact with him to sink into his body, be it weapons or people. And he can also burn through his fat to sink and suppress impacts to store up their power. For reference, Kirishima's Ultimate Move Red Riot Unbreakable began crumbling after a single one of Rappa's punches. By contrast, Fat Gum was hit by a barrage and shrugged it off with some annoyance. He also continued to take an absolutely massive number of the punches while gradually burning out his own defensive fat to store the power for a counterattack, meaning he was decreasing his own durability at the same time it was being worn out by Rappa. Despite this, Fat Gum still had the strength to catch Kirishima from falling with one hand, launch all the stored up power with the other, and continue standing even after that. This is in spite of having endured intense pain, blood loss, and exhaustion from Rappa's assault.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Takoyaki, owing to his Kansai origins. The back cover of one of the volumes shows that he is even used as a mascot to promote takoyaki in-universe.
- Vocal Dissonance: Downplayed in the English dub. While it isn't outright high-pitched, his voice could be qualified as a teenager's. In fact, some of the teenagers, including Kirishima, have noticeably deeper voices than him.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: After Jumping on a Grenade, he spends the rest of the chapter with his shirt ripped open in his low-fat form.
Masaki Mizushima — Manual
Voiced by: Kenta Ookuma (Japanese), Ethan Gallardo (English)
Debut: Chapter 47 (Manga), Episode 28 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Water Quirk
The hero that Ida chose for internship. A "normal hero". Manual named himself as such because he wants to be like a "manual" for other heroes to live by. He's currently ranked as the 222nd top hero.
His Quirk makes him capable of controlling the flow of water.
- Adult Fear: He loses track of Ida during the Nomu invasion and can't focus on finding him due to having to help protect the citizens.
- Alliterative Name: Masaki Mizushima.
- The Generic Guy: Invoked. His policy to be an all-around normal hero is supposed to represent a standard for upcoming heroes to follow, thus his hero name.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Manual is nice and humble, but he has at least some suspicions why Iida would specifically choose his agency of all places to intern. He therefore takes a moment while on patrol to remind the kid that just because he has a grudge against a dangerous villain doesn't give him the right to hunt him down.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Manual would probably be the first to say his Quirk's not all that flashy, but by applying eye drops to Aizawa, he minimizes the teacher's need to blink so he can keep his Erasure Quirk active against Shigaraki.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Unsurprisingly, his databook stats are all 3 out of 5. This makes him a possible manual for every new hero, no matter their specialty.
- Making a Splash: His Quirk allows him to manipulate water. Unlike many other examples, he is incapable of actually generating water, needing an outside source, making his powers a form of hydrokinesis.
- Meaningful Name: In both of his names:
- Mundane Utility: Uses his water manipulation to generate eye drops for Aizawa in Chapter 276.
- Nice Guy: Even after Ida admits to having manipulated him, Manual keeps a calm and approachable demeanor, and tells Ida to not to do it again in a polite manner, taking responsibility for failing as a mentor and a boss.
- Single Substance Manipulation: His Quirk is the ability to telekinetically manipulate water. However, he can't produce it himself and must rely on outside sources.
- Single Tear: Sheds a tear when Ida goes to him and apologizes for his part on the Stain incident, likely related to his Adult Fear over losing Ida during the Nomu outbreak.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Ida who interned with him in the hopes of running into Stain and avenging his brother.
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (Japanese), Cris George (English), Raonel Rosales (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
- Badass Baritone: He speaks with a deep, imposing voice and is quite the tough guy.
- The Big Guy: Quite a hulking figure among most heroes, and a good choice for security gigs.
- Can't Take Criticism: Chapter 317 gives a rather sympathetic take on this. Despite initially continuing as a hero, the constant criticism and negativity eventually wore him down until he decided to retire.Death Arms: This job's been running me ragged. I can't seem to catch a break. And what do we get for it? Rants. Doubts. Rage. Yeah, I know there's still support for us out there, but... ...One loud heckler easily drowns out ten fans. I've never felt like this before. I thought I was different. Better. Im sure we all did once. But nah, I'm no hero. Only human.
- Good Is Not Soft: He's particularly hard on Midoriya following the incident with the Sludge Villain, thinking very lowly of him for charging in and interfering with the work of professional heroes. He does have a point though, since an untrained, Quirkless boy wasn't really going to be of much help at all against the Sludge Villain, and Midoriya's efforts would have been for naught had he not inspired All Might to intervene.
- Good Old Fashioned Fisticuffs: Relies on his powered-up fists to beat opponents and break down doors in hostage situations.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Obviously falls under good, though the smoke fumes can be annoying for those around him.
- Hot-Blooded: Believes heroes need to practice and train every day, even on patrol.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Death Arms has a very prominent jawline.
- Meaningful Name: His hero name in Japanese is spoken as "Desutegoro", which comes from the word sutegoro, a yakuza term for "hand-to-hand/barehanded combat".
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His hero name has the word "death" in it, a Badass Boast about the power of his fists. Then there's the added connotation since it's a spin on a yakuza term, which makes it even scarier.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Chapter 317 reveals that hes retired as a hero due to public negativity.
Voiced by: Koji Okino (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English)
Debut: Chapter 48 (Manga), Episode 27 (Anime)
A hero whom Uraraka interns under. His Quirk, "Gatling", gives him gun-like organs that fire projectiles. In addition to this, he is a competent martial artist and is noted for his close-quarters combat.
- Badass Teacher: A pro hero who teaches Uraraka martial arts, something she finds incredibly useful in later arcs.
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: Granted, Uraraka is still in training anyway at the time, but he still teaches her his style of martial arts.
- Chekhov's Skill: Teaching Uraraka how to fight an opponent with a knife involves a counter series of moves. They are vital at beating Thirteen and come in handy when Toga attacks her.
- Cool Mask: His mask has gun pistols in it. And one normal eyehole just to make it unique.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite his weird and somewhat intimidating looks, he's a true hero and generally a nice guy.
- Endearingly Dorky: Apparently, Uraraka thinks of him as such and states that he has a cute way of talking.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's got guns in his head.
- Gatling Good: His arms have Gatling gun-like organs that fire keratin-based projectiles.
- Genius Bruiser: The anime reveals that he knows how to counter an opponent with a knife and a submission move using real-life combat training and a little wrestling. He pivots on one leg as someone charges him with the knife, then grabs their outstretched weapon arm and pushes them off their feet by shoving their back, and while holding their arm and back down, briskly turns the person's wrist to make the person drop their weapon, and kicks it away.
- Gentle Giant: He seems very soft-spoken and polite, and only uses his guns to fire warning shots, preferring less-lethal methods to take down villains.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: In Smash!!. It's shown that one of the reasons he hired Uraraka was because thanks to her Quirk, she could make a combo he likes in a video game in real life, therefore, her training includes learning attacks from the video-game.
- Nice Guy: Whenever he's not fighting evil, he's just about the friendliest Pro around, always ready with a word of encouragement or a compliment. Uraraka is actually surprised at how friendly he is when they first meet and he casually explains all about how hero wages are decided during a walk down the street.
- Verbal Tic: Has one that Uraraka finds "cute", ending his sentences with "Okay".
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)
Debut: Chapter 48 (Manga), Episode 27 (Anime)
Quirk: Quad Arms
A hero who works as a civil servant called the Chivalrous Hero. Both Kirishima and Tetsutetsu wind up assigned to him. His Quirk is "Quad Arms".
- Badass Baritone: Fourth Kind speaks with a notably deep, gruff voice that fits his intimidating presence.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: His hero costume is basically composed of a suit combined with a strange metal adornment in his neck.
- Civvie Spandex: His hero costume is just a suit, and a very nice three piece one, at that, the only strange thing about his outfit is the metal adornment in his neck and jaw.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His Quirk is "Quad Arms", meaning that he has four arms.
- Face of a Thug: He kinda looks more like a four-armed bouncer than a hero.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on the left side of his face that adds to his thuggish appearance.
- Hero Does Public Service: A definite believer in this, and in fact does it in his spare time. Fourth Kind even brings Kirishima and Tetsutetsu while they're all dressed in civil servant uniforms to clean up a public park together because he considers that part of being a hero.
- Insult Backfire: A physical example. He starts to bonk Kirishima and Tetsutetsu on the head so often that they instinctively begin activating the Quirks to avoid pain, and Fourth Kind ends up hurting himself instead.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He's a pro hero with four arms.
- Mundane Utility: Those extra arms are good for picking up trash, which he applies by doing public service when there are no villains to fight against or people to rescue.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: His attire is mostly composed of a three-piece suit with a tie, which is also the clothes he uses as his hero costume.
- Stern Teacher: He has no qualms over hitting Kirishima and Tetsutetsu in the head for losing focus when he is trying to teach them and forces them to do public services with him since he expands that being a hero is more than just fighting villains.
- Super Strength: His strength is on a whopping 5 out of 5 in his databook, since his extra arms enhance his natural strength and he already seems quite strong.
Voiced by: Mai Yabane (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)
Debut: Chapter 48 (Manga), Episode 27 (Anime)
Quirk: Snake Hair
A snake-themed heroine Yaoyorozu and Kendo from Class 1-B are assigned to. Works as a model when not doing hero duties. Her Quirk is "Snake Hair", which heightens all her senses and makes her really good at locating people.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Her Quirk, "Snake Hair", gives her snakes in her hair.
- Fashion Model: Her day job. It actually takes up a lot of her time, much to Yaoyorozu and Kendo's exasperation.
- Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Or at least, not all of them. Aside from being a heroine, she makes extra money by working as a model during the day. It's unclear whether she loves both jobs or is simply doing the latter to make ends meet. However, this raises the possibility that being a hero won't give all the money the trainees are expecting.
- Lady of War: The purple long dress she is presented with actually composes her normal attire during her hero work and she is seen using it when rescuing people during the Hideout Raid Arc.
- Meaningful Name: Her hero name roughly means "giant snake".
- Snake People: Labeled as a "Snake Heroine". Any fans familiar with Horikoshi's previous manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen, will likely remember this, if her design wasn't clear enough already.
- Snakes Are Sexy: Given that she is a model. This was definitely the case in Oumagadoki Doubutsuen as well, where she was an actual snake that could become a human.
- Stock Superhero Day Jobs: Averted. She's a model when she's off-duty.
- Super Senses: Granted by her snakes, which have excellent senses.
- Transplant: She's from Horikoshi's first official manga, Oumagadoki Doubutsuen. However, in this universe, she's apparently a human with a Quirk, rather than an animal that can take a human form.
- Weak, but Skilled: While her Quirk isn't combative, the snakes in her hair actually enhance her senses and therefore her skill to locate enemies within an area. She manages to be a heroine specialized in the capture of enemies, especially those hiding or trying to run. She also briefly shows a good capacity for locating and helping victims in a disaster in the hideout raid.
Enma Kannagi — Majestic
Debut: Chapter 263 (Manga), Episode 103 (Anime)
A wizard-themed hero called the "Magic Hero" Majestic. Momo Yaoyorozu and Setsuna Tokage worked as interns for his agency during the second batch of work-studies. He is present during the raid on the Paranormal Liberation Front's headquarters.
Though the details are unknown, his Quirk Magic allows him to create discs that he can use to levitate others.
- All There in the Manual: Some of his information comes from the manga extras. Enma likes women and he had the possibility to become one of the top 10 pro-heroes if it weren't for his demise.
- Big Damn Heroes: Arrives at the last moment to get the Class 1-A and 1-B students out of the way of Gigantomachia's rampage.
- Killed Offscreen: He's last seen being attacked by Gigantomachia, and is listed among the casualties.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Unfortunately, he dies before revealing much information on his Quirk, personality, or relationship with his interns.
Other Pro Heroes
Tensei Ida — Ingenium
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)
Debut: Chapter 41 (Manga), Episode 24 (Anime)
Tenya Ida's elder brother and a popular hero whom Tenya aspires to be like one day. Tensei heads an agency in Tokyo where he oversees 65 sidekicks and coordinates them based on their group strengths and support capabilities. According to his brother, Tensei is a nice man who follows the rules and values people.
He possesses a variant of the family's "Engine" Quirk, a pair of exhaust pipes on his arms that he uses to propel himself forward and sometimes even upward; basically, the inversion of his younger brother's Quirk.
- Always Someone Better: Goes mutually between the Ida brothers. While Tenya considers Tensei to be the example he must live up to, Tensei considers Tenya to have more potential as a Hero than he himself does, and he praises Tenya for having better reflexes and intelligence.
- Career-Ending Injury: His legs are paralyzed and his spinal cord was maimed after he was almost killed by Stain. Because he relied on his legs to run at high speeds and perform parkour stunts with the help of his exhaust pipes, losing the use of them has made his skillset impossible to execute.
- A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 7 of Vigilantes centers on him. It also expands on his career, taking place a few years before he went to Hosu.
- Family Theme Naming: Tensei and his brother, Tenya.
- A Father to His Men: Tensei treats his sidekicks like family. He even says that they are the ones who support him and help him become a good hero, rather than the other way around.
- Fragile Speedster: One of the fastest heroes in the business, but he has to install airbags in his costume since he'll be seriously injured if he crashes into a wall due to his inability to make tight turns.
- Heroic Lineage: The eldest son of the Ida family of speedster heroes, and Tenya's personal idol.
- Humble Hero: Was shown in a flashback to be rather surprised, but pleased, that his younger brother Tenya held him in high regards - as he otherwise didn't act like he felt he did anything special in being a hero. He is also quick to point out that he needs a lot of help and that's why he hires so many sidekicks. This is why Stain targets him as he believes that a Hero must stand alone, and have an All Might-esque larger-than-life persona.
- Hunk: Like his younger brother, Tensei is quite muscular as a Required Secondary Power to keep up with the rest of his body.
- Make an Example of Them: The only reason Stain let Tensei live was to spread the word of his existence, making sure to leave him only teetering close to death as opposed to outright dead. However, Stain never lets heroes walk away in one piece. He instead leaves everyone he spares crippled and maimed for life.
- Nice Guy: A lot more mellow than his strait-laced younger brother, Tensei is the sort that considers someone that does something as simple as helping a lost kid find their way home to be awesome. He also shows interest in hiring anyone with a good mobility Quirk as a potential sidekick, saying they could earn their licenses as they work.
- Passing the Torch: At least third in a generational line, Tensei's father and grandfather are heroes as well as him (his mother appears to be a civilian). When Tensei gets taken out of commission, he cannot continue the line of male heroism. He requests Tenya to take on the name "Ingenium", but Tenya believes that he isn't ready to do that yet. Tenya eventually does adopt it though.
- Shout-Out: His blast off sequence when chasing down crooks is extremely similar to the launching sequence usually seen in mecha shows like Gundam. Then there's the design of his Hero costume...
- Strong Family Resemblance: He and Tenya look quite a bit alike, both being tall, well-built men with a similar hairstyle, of the same color.
- Unusual Eyebrows: They're shaped like arrows pointing away from the center of his forehead.
- Wall Jump: His Quirk lets him propel himself upward as he scales walls. Up until Stain made him paraplegic, unfortunately.
- The Worf Effect: After Tenya speaks highly of Tensei for being a skilled hero, the latter is beaten and severely injured by Stain in his first appearance in order to show that the Hero Killer lives up to his title.
Ken Takagi — Rock Lock
Voiced by: Yasuhiro (Japanese), Gabe Kunda (English), Jhonny Torres (Latin American Spanish/TV series)
Debut: Chapter 135 (Manga), Episode 69 (Anime)
An ill-tempered and rough-edged hero who, despite his more Jerkass traits, has a soft center. He respects actions, not words, and praises those he deems worthy while calling out those who don't deliver.
His Quirk is "Lockdown". It allows him to secure objects into a point of space, freezing them.
- Action Dad: He has a newborn son who means the world to him.
- Adult Fear: Because he recently became a father, he has a stern dad mentality. Send kids into an environment they're not prepared to handle and don't appear capable of handling, and he's bound to get mad, mainly because he doesn't want them to get hurt.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's a dark-skinned hero of unspecified ethnicity living in Japan.
- Asshole Victim: Subverted. He initially appears to be a complete Jerkass, but after Toga stabs him, he's shown to just to have reasons for his behavior.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: He doesn't believe in the opposite. He doesn't care about their reputation, people need to demonstrate their abilities before they get his respect.
- Bait the Dog: Inverted. Rock Lock initially comes off as an asshole and nothing more, but it's quickly revealed that he's actually a nice guy who just has a hard outer layer.
- Black Dude Dies First: Subverted. He was shaping up to be the first hero killed in the raid on the yakuza, but his injuries aren't lethal.
- Brutal Honesty: He has no filter; he'll give a mouthful to anyone if he thinks they aren't pulling their weight.
- Fatal Family Photo: A non-photo variant. Partway during the Yakuza Raid, it's revealed that he has a wife and newborn son. Although the aftermath of the raid put him in the hospital, he manages to survive completely and see them again.
- Happily Married: He has a beautiful wife with whom he recently had a son. He loves them both very much, and she is the first to visit him in the hospital after the raid on the yakuza.
- Hidden Depths: Rock Lock is actually a husband who recently welcomed his long-awaited son into the world. While he may sound like an unfair, condescending jerk, he's just a "prove to me you're not inept" kind of guy.
- Humble Hero: If you make him eat his words, he'll acknowledge that he made an unfair assessment. He recognizes that some of the U.A. kids can put adult pro heroes to shame, he just wants them to prove it first.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He won't cut anybody slack if they fail at something, even if it wasn't their fault. He blames people just on the basis of perceived inadequacy and he's incredibly dickish toward student heroes if they aren't up to snuff. However, he's willing to eat his pride and admit when he's wrong and give credit where credit is due. His dismissive attitude toward the U.A. kids is due to him being a new father; he was actually just worried that the kids would get hurt.
- Just a Kid: Intuitively deconstructed. He doesn't really appreciate the company of the U.A. students (accusing a couple of not pulling their weight), much less working with them as he considers children to be children and is uncomfortable with bringing them along on high-level hero missions. However, he's not totally dismissive of kids and accepts the ones that prove themselves, even concluding that during the raid on the Shie Hassaikai, the kids put the adults to shame.
- Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: Deconstructed; he dislikes how U.A. plays up its students and how it makes people view them through popularity goggles. He respects individuals, not reputations.
- Space Master: His Quirk is a limited application of this. It solely allows him to freeze objects in place, which is still fairly useful, just not overpowered like the trope usually is.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Rock Lock is about the worst team player on Sir Nighteye's task force. He has a tendency to operate on his own terms and mouth off to anybody who isn't on the same page as him, but he narrowly avoids slipping into It's All About Me territory because he knows his own limits and when he really does need to rely on others for help and is surprisingly humble at the core of his character.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: His baby son, who looks just like him and seems to have missed his mom's side of the gene pool. This is acknowledged by his wife.
Sajin Higawara — Snatch
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (Japanese), Taylor Harris (English)
Debut: Chapter 160 (Manga), Episode 77 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Sand Quirk
A sand-themed pro hero with a noble way of speaking and thinking. His Quirk allows him to transform his upper body into sand.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Shows up unannounced after the climax of the Internship Arc to deal with the League of Villains.
- Animal Motifs: Tigers. Snatch's mustache resembles tiger fangs, and he can transform his sand into the shape of a saber-tooth tiger to attack.
- Armor-Piercing Question: His last words, apart from crying out as he's being killed, are to ask Dabi if he thought about the pain he inflicted on his victims' families.
- Badass Moustache: He has a very angular and bold handlebar mustache.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Suffers a sudden and shockingly brutal death at the hands of Dabi and Compress, being trapped inside one of Compress's marbles along with Dabi's fire and being left to burn alive inside of it.
- Elemental RockPaperScissors:
- He is the natural enemy of Shigaraki's "Decay", which requires Shigaraki to hold a solid object with all his five fingers. Because sand is fluid and made of particles, Snatch can fight Shigaraki in close range with no problem.
- Similarly, Dabi's fire Quirk isn't very effective against him, as sand doesn't really burn. Unfortunately, though, Dabi is able to catch him by surprise and overpower him with the aid of Compress.
- Hero Antagonist: His only appearance is in a chapter where the League of Villains are the point of view characters, with him acting as the opposing force, even if he's the good guy.
- Logical Weakness: Dabi caught him by surprise while he's rescuing the lives of those jeopardized by Mr. Compress's attempt to wreck the prison convoy, under the logic that heroes always rush to save the lives of others first.
- Punny Name: His hero name is pronounced "Sunacchi" in Japanese. "Suna" is Japanese for sand.
- Sand Blaster: Snatch can turn his upper body into a cloud of sand and use it to restrain opponents and block attacks. Due to it only applying to his upper body, however, any attack that can get past his sand and reach his lower body can harm him.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Snatch only appears in a brief encounter with the League of Villains, and shortly thereafter is killed by Dabi. However, Snatch questions Dabi if he's ever stopped to think about how it affects the families of the victims he kills, before Snatch ironically joins that group. Dabi actually does spend a lot of time thinking about that, to the point that, in Dabi's own words, his mind spins out of control wrestling with how to process that question.
- Uncertain Doom: He gets trapped in one of Mr. Compress' marbles in a half-transformed state while encircled by Dabi's flames. Dabi assumes Snatch will probably die because only his upper body could transform into sand, and he's later proven right by Endeavor and Snatch's character profile.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed off by the League of Villains in the same chapter he is introduced. It's lampshaded in the bonus page featuring him in the manga.
Voiced by: Jiro Saito (Japanese), Bryan Massey (English)
A pro hero whom Kirishima idolizes greatly. In fact, Crimson Riot has was who inspired him to become a pro hero in the first place. He's one of the old school names of heroism and was part of a bygone era.
- The Ace: Counted among the greatest heroes of all time.
- Ambiguous Situation: His current status is unclear.
- Anime Hair: Very spiky. It seems to be part of his Quirk.
- Badass Longcoat: Seems to wear one.
- Brutal Honesty: He didn't censor himself when he talked and could get really coarse during interviews, which led to standards doing it for him.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First mentioned by Kirishima and shown in a vignette during the Field Training Arc where Kirishima gushes over him, hinting that he will be very important concerning Kirishima's heroic motivation later on. In the Internship Arc, the specifics of this is revealed in detail when a video projector sphere of Crimson Riot during an interview falls off Kirishima's bookshelf after he tosses a book at it in a fit of rage and he accidentally causes it to play.
- Cool Mask: Wears one that covers his jaw and nose.
- Fearless Fool: Averted. When a journalist asks him whether he feels fear when throwing himself at the enemy, he scoffs at the people who don't. He's definitely afraid of dying:Crimson Riot: Who do you think I am?! Anybody who rushes into the jaws of death without feeling any fear is either a complete dumbass or a [bleep].
- Heroic Willpower: He believes that willpower is more important than having a powerful Quirk.
- Hidden Eyes: Like All Might, his eyes are all black, with a tiny pale pupil just barely visible. Similarly to All Might, this highlights his status as a legend.
- Japanese Delinquent: His general aesthetic despite being a hero.
- My Greatest Failure: He reveals in an interview that back when he was a sidekick, he didn't manage to save some people because he froze up in fear, and now whenever he feels afraid, he spurs himself forward with this memory. The thing that upsets him the most is looking back and seeing their last expressions before they died.
- Rated M for Manly: "As long as you got a manly spirit, then Quirks don't count for nothing." Though he later clarifies that this refers to any gender.
- Red Is Heroic: Called Crimson Riot for a reason.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Cusses up a storm during a television interview.
- Super Toughness: Based on a comment Kirishima made about them having similar Quirks, he apparently has the power to toughen up his body.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Invoked; he talks about "manly spirit" all the time, and his entire public person revolves around ill-defined manliness. He seems to perceive it as courage despite fear.
Debut: Chapter 74 (Manga), Episode 41 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Water Quirks
Water Hose were pro heroes and Kota Izumi's parents. They were brutally attacked and killed by a villain, but they made him regret it first. After their deaths, their relative Mandalay adopted their son. Both of them had water-based Quirks.
- Battle Couple: Acted as a heroic duo and were a married couple with a kid.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: Muscular did them in with his incredible and obscene strength, but they at least took his eye.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Kota's anger towards heroes come from how much he misses his parents, despite his aunt trying her best to help him out.
- Death by Origin Story: Their demises in the midst of heroism are the reason why Kota wanted nothing to do with the field of heroics.
- Do Not Go Gentle: The Water Hose duo destroyed Muscular's left eye and gave him a deep scar before they were overwhelmed by him and killed.
- Identical Stranger: Kota's father looks like an older Sero, with the same spiky black hair, angular eyes and toothy grin.
- Making a Splash: They were users of water-based Quirks, as evidenced by the one their son inherited from them.
- Posthumous Character: Both parents were savagely beaten and killed by a villain a while back.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The databook lists their names as "Water Horse".
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Kris Bryan (English)
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
Quirk: Unnamed Water Quirk
A pro hero who works as a firefighter. His Quirk allows him to create and use water via the spigots on his hands.
- The Bus Came Back: He initially only first appeared in the series' first chapter/episode, but he returns to the series to take part in the Paranormal Liberation raid during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.
- Making a Splash: His Quirk lets him shoot out water from his spigot hands.
- "X" Makes Anything Cool: At one point, he shapes his water into a barricade rail with 'X' shaped warning symbols.
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 17 (Anime)
A pro hero that flies around with a jet pack. He's greatly admired by Mei Hatsume.
- Adaptational Late Appearance: In the manga, he took part in the fight against the giant villain. He doesn't do this in the anime and is not introduced until later.
- Arm Cannon: Both of his arms can shoot blasts of energy.
- Art Evolution: In the main series' manga, he's always shown from behind. His cameo appearance in Vigilantes was the first time his face was shown, showing that he wore a box-like helmet that covered his entire face. His appearance in Deku & Bakugo: Rising, however, shows him in a different helmet that showcases more of his face.
Voiced by: Matt Shipman (English)
Debut: Chapter 179 (Manga), Episode 85 (Anime)
A pro hero who was one of Gentle's classmates when they were in high school.
- The Bus Came Back: He initially only appeared in Gentle's flashbacks during the U.A. Cultural Festival Arc, but he returns later to take part in the Paranormal Liberation raid during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.
- Early-Bird Cameo: A picture of him and Gentle in high school is shown during Season 4's second ending credits.
- Satellite Character: Only exists as a part of Gentle's backstory, and has little character of his own.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him forgetting about Gentle is what caused the latter to turn to villainy.
Debut: Chapter 86 (Manga), Episode 47 (Anime)
A pro hero who took part in the Hideout Raid Team. His Quirk, "Laser", allows him to shoot a laser beam from his right eye.
- Badass Cape: He wears a flowing red cape as part of his hero costume, which Shigaraki takes for himself after X-Less's death.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He was a member of the Hideout Raid Team during the Hideout Raid Arc, but isn't given a proper introduction until the Paranormal Liberation Arc around 180 chapters later.
- Eye Beam: His Quirk lets him shot a beam of energy from his right eye.
- Oh, Crap!: His expression when he sees that Shigaraki has awoken is this.
- Reduced to Dust: While it isn't shown explicitly, it's apparent that he was decayed by Shigaraki after the villain woke up from his suspended animation, made obvious by the fact that Shigaraki is shown wearing X-Less cape when next seen.