U.A. High School Students: Class 1-A (1-10, 11-20, Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki, Ochaco Uraraka) | Class 1-B | Students From Other Classes
Pro Heroes: School Faculty and Staff (Shota Aizawa | All Might) | Other Heroes (Endeavor) | One For All and Its Torch Bearers
Villains: Known Villains (League of Villains [All For One, Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi, Himiko Toga, Artificial Humans], Shie Hassaikai [Overhaul], Meta Liberation Army, Paranormal Liberation Front)
Others: Police and Government Workers | Civilians (Main Characters' Families) | Other High Schools
Characters From Other My Hero Academia Media: Video Game Characters | Movie Characters
Vigilantes: Main Characters | Villain Factory | Supporting Characters
Team Up Mission
Beware of spoilers, both marked and unmarked!
- Back for the Finale: They return during the Final Battle to provide much needed back up in the fight with the original All For One.
- Big Damn Heroes: They all arrive to the Final Battle with All For One when the heroes are being overwhelmed by Sad Man's Parade and Hawks is about to be killed by All For One.
- Celibate Hero: This is enforced by their school, since students aren't allowed to have romantic relationships.
- Signature Headgear: They're all easily identified by their peaked military caps, which they're rarely seen without since they're part of Shiketsu High's uniform and it's also a school requirement to wear them with their hero costumes.
Inasa Yoarashi — Gale Force
Voiced by: Ryota Iwasaki (Japanese), Matt Shipman (English)
Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 52 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice, My Hero One's Justice 2
A towering, energetic and eccentric first-year student from Shiketsu High. Despite being a fan of U.A., he turned down his admission and enrolled at Shiketsu. His powerful Quirk, "Whirlwind", allows him to control the air around him at will.
- The Ace:
- He actually had the highest scores for recommended students for U.A., putting him above even Todoroki. In the first part of the provisional hero license exam, he passes the first stage by eliminating 120 participants at once using his wind Quirk. To top it all off, he only needed to eliminate two to pass.
- Notably, he's so powerful and skilled, he effectively singlehandedly negates Toga's Sad Man's Parade during the final battle.
- Animal Motifs: The kids he's tasked to discipline along with Todoroki, Camie, and Bakugo all refer to him as a gorilla, mostly due to his height and massive build.
- The Atoner: Feels guilty for his actions during the provisional hero license exam. Not only does he apologize for his actions, but the next he meets Todoroki, he goes out of his way to try to befriend him.
- Badass Longcoat: His hero costume has a particularly awesome one.
- The Big Guy: His height is exceptional for a Japanese man (a full 6'3/190 cm) and he towers over most people he meets as a consequence. Due to his particularly powerful Quirk and muscular figure, he's also physically one of the strongest students in the License Exam, even stronger than Shoto himself.
- Blow You Away: His Quirk, which when first displayed, created a huge whirlwind. He's not only very powerful, he's incredibly skilled with it.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He is conspicuously muscular and wields a powerful elemental Quirk, on par with Todoroki himself. Overly enthusiastic personality, big mouth, imposing presence, big heart.
- Broken Pedestal: Towards Endeavor. A flashback shows that when he was a kid, he tried to ask him for an autograph, but he was shoved away and Endeavor said "Stay out of my way", with eyes filled with rage. This went against Yoarashi's own philosophy of what a hero should be, leading him to think Endeavor was a poor example of a hero.
- Brutal Honesty: After seemingly patching things up with Shoto Todoroki in the fallout from the Provisional Hero License Exam, he admits that while he is sorry he ruined things for both of them, nothing has changed, and he still doesn't like him. However, Inasa does apologize for that being the case and later makes an effort to befriend him.
- The Cape: The type of hero that Yoarashi aspires to be, which is what causes him to dislike Endeavor and Shoto.
- Death Glare: A very scary and shocking moment happens when he first spies eyes on Todoroki at the Provisional Hero License Exam. He completely flips from being all jovial and approachable to staring venom into Todoroki.
- Dream Reality Check: When he sees Endeavor in a rare moment of sincerity, Yoarashi has to knock the shit out of himself to process it.
- Dumb Muscle: According to the Ultra Analysis Book, while Inasa is gifted in terms of power, speed, and technique (5 out of 6 for each), he is not very bright, as it gives 2 out of 6 for intelligence.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: A variation with Todoroki's fire powers. When used simultaneously, the heat from Todoroki's flames will mess up Yoarashi's gusts of wind, while at the same time the gusts will make the flames lose intensity, power and direction. In essence, their powers cancel each other out.
- Establishing Character Moment: Butts in while the U.A. students are giving their cheer, just so he can join them in the "Plus Ultra". Then, after getting called out for it, his apology in reply is to bow so low and so hard, that he headbutts the pavement.
- Fatal Flaw: Holding onto a grudge from the past made him act petty to Shoto and refused to cooperate with him even with villains in front of him. This ultimately cost him passing the exam. Thankfully, he realizes his mistake and apologizes for his behavior.
- Foil: To Todoroki. They are both The Ace of their respective schools, but whereas Todoroki is a stoic Broken Ace who is only now learning how to socialize, Yoarashi is an upbeat Hot-Blooded guy who has seemingly no issue with communicating.
- Forgotten First Meeting: Todoroki and Yoarashi first encountered each other in an aptitude field test, but back then, Todoroki was so deeply absorbed with single-minded hatred for his father that he literally did not even pay attention to anything but what was in front of him and brushed Yoarashi off without even looking at him. Todoroki dredged up an old wound after Endeavor brushed off Yoarashi once before and completely ruined Yoarashi's impression of U.A. because he couldn't stand to be under the same roof as the guy he hated. Todoroki has no idea that Yoarashi's the same person from back then because he has no way of remembering someone he didn't actually get a good look at.
- Foreshadowing: During the license exam, his first demonstrated application of his Quirk's power was using it to precisely levitate the target balls out of the other examinee's hands and turning them into his own weapons to beat 120 examinees at once. This precise and wide-reaching control over his ability enables him to counter the near-endlessly spawning Twice clones generated by the Sad Man's parade, creating tornados and gale-force winds that corral and suppress only them despite their numerical advantage.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Granted, he has every right to hate Shoto and his father given they both were jerks to him when he first met and was just trying to be nice to the two, but that does not give him the right to be rude and petty to Shoto during the exam refusing to cooperate with him and nearly get Shindo seriously wounded in the process by his pettiness. Deku even calls him out on this after saving the latter.
- Geo Effects: His Quirk gets even more powerful than it already is when its already stormy outside. This works to his advantage during the Final Battle, as the fighting has generated a massive storm.
- Gentle Giant: Downplayed. Inasa is very approachable, enthusiastic, and friendly, letting the little kids he's tasked with climb all over and play with him. However, he's always ready for a good fight and never hesitates to make full use of his powerful Quirk.
- Graceful Loser: Even though he is clearly disappointed, he accepts the fact he did not pass the provisional hero license exam, stating he already suspected it. He even apologizes to Todoroki, feeling he made both of them fail.
- Hero Worship: He seems to put everybody who is training to be a hero in very high regards, except for Todoroki (both father and son).
- Hot-Blooded: Is constantly shouting, and loves getting into the thick of the action when fighting other students, as shown during the provisional hero license exam.
- Hypocrisy Nod: He hates both Shoto and his father for having cold eyes and believing they are not real heroes, yet he would later look at Shoto with the same cold eyes because of his hatred of him. Getting the both of them incapacitated in front of Gang Orca due to a petty fight with Shoto causes him to realize how hypocritical he was behaving and he became what he hated the most. After failing the exam, Inasa acknowledges his mistakes and apologizes to Shoto.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied, as well as a variation. Inasa is overly friendly and jovial and is consistently depicted as trying to connect with other heroes-in-training and other people in general to the point of being dorky.
- Incoming Ham:
- In his debut, he sneaks into the crowd of Class 1-A students and joins in on shouting their motto of "Plus Ultra!"
- He introduces himself to All For One in the final battle by screaming a Shut Up, Hannibal! at the top of his lungs.
- Jerkass to One: He is jovial, upbeat, passionate about heroics, and a Nice Guy to almost everyone... except for Shoto Todoroki. In the past, he tried asking Todoroki's father, Endeavor, for an autograph, only to be coldly rebuffed and told to "stay out of [his] way". He tried being nice with Todoroki, but was rebuffed and told the same thing. This cold attitude flies in the face of everything he believes a hero should be. As a result, Todoroki's the only student at the provisional hero license exam that Yoarashi is outright caustic towards.
- Jerkass Realization: After nearly getting Shindo caught in the crosshairs by his pettiness with Shoto, Inasa is horrified that his grudge against Shoto nearly got another student seriously wounded by his wind. After failing the exam, he realizes holding a grudge costs both of them the exam and apologizes for his behavior. Following the Remedial Course, Inasa is trying to be nicer to Shoto and clearly wants to be friends.Yoarashi: (thinking) How did I become... everything I hated? I have to fix this!
- Major Injury Underreaction:
Yoarashi: I'm bleeding? No worries! I freakin' love blood!
- He bows to apologize so hard that he hits his head on the floor, and thus breaks the sidewalk, leaving his head badly bleeding. When someone points this out, he just says it's okay:
- He barely reacts to an attack from All For One hitting him in the head.
- The Millstone: During the provisional hero license exam, his intense hatred of Endeavor and by extension Todoroki causes him to get into an argument with Todoroki that costs them both the fight with Gang Orca and their shot at a provisional hero license.
- My God, What Have I Done?: How he reacts when Midoriya calls both him and Todoroki out on fighting against each other, rather than teaming up to actually try and pass the provisional hero license exam.
- Nice Guy: He is actually very cool with everybody he meets. Again, except Todoroki, both father and son. Played completely straight during the remedial course, as he does act nicer to Todoroki afterwards after realizing his faults.
- No Indoor Voice: He screams every sentence he speaks, rather than actually talking.
- One Degree of Separation: He already met both Todoroki and his father in the past. He was shoved away by Endeavor, who he had admired when meeting him in person as a kid. Subsequently, during the special test to get into U.A., Yoarashi actually tried to befriend Todoroki, but was shoved away again and called a nuisance by him. Todoroki didn't even remember Yoarashi from thereafter since he hadn't been bothered even looking his way.
- Perpetual Smiler: To the point that he gets extra-scary when he is not smiling.
- Power Stereotype Flip: He's a Hot-Blooded and boisterous wind-user.
- Rated M for Manly: See below. A bit like Mirio, Yoarashi represents a quite upbeat side of masculinity, what with him wanting to be The Cape and being usually enthusiastic and welcoming.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: By the time he and Endeavor meet again after the Internship Arc, Endeavor seemingly has changed sufficiently that he now is genuinely trying to become a proper hero and has lost his natural Death Glare, prompting Yoarashi to think better of him again and salute his decision to become a better hero.
- The Reveal: He hates Endeavor, who he believes to be too cold and hateful to be a hero. And this hate has since been passed to Todoroki, too.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He hates Endeavor, recognizing the kind of man he is, and extends that dislike to Todoroki when it seems to him that Todoroki is just like Endeavor. That belief and Todoroki's offense at that belief hampers them both in the second phase of the test to the point that it causes them both to fail.
- Strong and Skilled:
- His massive whirlwinds aren't just random gusts; they're very carefully controlled to get the results he wants. Mera notices that when Yoarashi uses his Quirk to get multiple "victims" to the triage center, he's not just whirling them up in a tornado (which would be an extraordinarily bad idea, since it could further injure them), he's actually using very fine manipulations specific to each individual person he's carrying to give them the most gentle journey possible.
- This comes in handy during the Final Battle, as his already very powerful Quirk is boosted by the pre-existing storm and combined with his skill, he's able to suck all the Twice clones Toga created into tornadoes without effecting any of the heroes.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: See Boisterous Bruiser above. Yoarashi is unusually tall and imposing for a Japanese male, has dark hair (that he shaves), and is rather good-looking.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Todoroki, at least toward the end of the provisional hero license exam, after Midoriya shouts What the Hell, Hero? at them.
- Unknown Rival: Due to his belief that Todoroki is just like his father, a cold Anti-Hero not worthy of being a hero. Todoroki mostly seems apathetic towards these feelings, but as of Chapter 111, Yoarashi's words and attitude actually start pushing his buttons.
- X Meets Y: Sero describes him as the square of the sum of Iida and Kirishima. That basically amounts to a guy who takes being manly far too seriously.
Camie Utsushimi — Maboromicamie
Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
A curvaceous and attractive second-year girl from Shiketsu High with a ditzy personality and odd speech patterns. Her Quirk, "Glamour", allows her to create illusions.
- Ambiguous Situation: Camie's fate is left ambiguous after the reveal that Toga was disguised as her all along. The only thing that was known was that Toga had been "Camie" for four days. Upon her return to the manga, it's revealed that the real Camie had been kept unconscious somewhere, and was released when Toga was finished with her work. As such, Camie has no recollection of her captivity.
- Brainless Beauty: She has a cute face, very full lips, and a curvy figure, but talks like a bimbo and is apparently renowned for not being that bright.
- Breath Weapon: Her illusions seem to be created from the air in her lungs.
- The Chew Toy: Nothing seems to go right for Camie in her debut arc. She gets drugged before the provisional hero license exam and wakes up thinking she took them, only to learn she didn't. Not because she's a failure, but out of necessity, Camie is sent away to the remedial class so what happened to her can be better studied and Camie can have a chance to actually prove herself. Gang Orca thinks she's no good and fellow classmate Seiji regards her as an idiot. Then she meets a group of little kids as part of her training and unwittingly gets the girls turned against her and calling her a hussy, realizing they're already at that age where they've developed strong feelings for boys and the accompanying jealousy streaks.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She has always been something of a strange girl, speaking with heavy internet slang, and being rather blasé about having been kidnapped for four days. Seiji even thinks that's why she was targeted because it's hard to tell if someone who is always strange is acting weird.
- Collared by Fashion: Camie wears a collar with belt hoops and a ring-hole studded belt around her neck. Combined with the ample endowments and the police-like uniform and she causes a few heads to turn.
- Covered in Gunge: How she presents herself to Midoriya once the disguised Toga sheds her Uraraka skin and shifts to Camie's form to impersonate her once more.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Averted. She only looks like one of those but she's not necessarily a klutz, she's just really thickheaded sometimes.
- Dumb Is Good: A trait she shares with Yoarashi, who is likewise kindhearted but not that smart.
- Foreshadowing: Prior to the start of the provisional hero license exam, Camie is shown taking notice of Yoarashi's head wound. This proves to be the first hint that she's actually being impersonated by the blood-obsessed Toga.
- Friend to All Children: Camie loves kids, and even after making the little girls jealous at first, she becomes good friends with them.
- Full-Frontal Assault: At one point during the provisional hero license exam, a disguised Toga poses and fights naked.
- G-Rated Stoner: It's fairly subtle, but Camie has a hippie theme going on. Her default mood is happy and mellow, she speaks with so much slang that it's indecipherable, and her Quirk is a smoke that makes people see things that aren't real.
- Giver of Lame Names: Her hero name is just a combination of her first name and the word maboroshi, meaning "illusion."
- In Love with Love: Camie really wants a boyfriend, but her school's rules don't allow students to have romantic relationships.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She doesn't realize that some of the things she does come off as sexy. Camie is noticeably well-endowed for her age, and the open collar on her jacket makes it a bit more obvious. It also doesn't help that her hero costume (a sexy version of a police uniform with that jacket, tight pants and very tall boots) is very much in line with the attire of a Dominatrix, she accidentally subjects a little boy to Marshmallow Hell, and a young girl angrily pinches her noticeably large behind.
- Jive Turkey: Her speech is usually full of slang, such as "LOL" and "lit" (at least in fan translations). The dub gives her loads of internet slang too, like in her first meeting with Todoroki.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: She's very cute and likable, but also dim-witted a trait which made her an easy target for a villain to exploit as pointed out by Seiji.
- Life of the Party: The Ultra Analysis Book gives her 6 out of 6 in the "party animal" category.
- Marshmallow Hell: She accidentally smothered one of the Masegaki School boys in between her cleavage, which leads to him silently freaking out and blushing and Camie instantly pissing off all the little girls who envy her.
- Master of Illusion: Her Quirk, "Glamour", allows her to cast illusions. The final battle reveals they're effective enough to even fool All For One.
- Mistaken for Romance: After seeing Camie naked with Midoriya during the provisional hero license exam, Sero insinuates this to Kaminari and Mineta, who both get extremely jealous, as does Uraraka, though to a lesser extent.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's busty, shows off her cleavage by pulling her zipper down, has a good rear and while it was really Toga, shows off her naked body while she does a Full-Frontal Assault on Midoriya. All of these are reasons why the young girls she's sent to look after loath her for distracting the young boys away from them.
- Nice Girl: The real Camie may be a ditz and uses gyaru slang non-stop, but she's never been shown to be anything other than a sweetheart.
- Not Herself: Camie's classmates at Shiketsu noticed that she's acting funny during the provisional hero license exam and eventually figured out that the real one had been drugged with a narcotic and was out for about four days while Toga impersonated her. Toga chose Camie because she had an easy personality to mimic, but a little of Toga's own dark side shone through and left a few warning flags. Not to mention that Toga's Quirk differs from Camie and she paraded around without clothes on as Camie, which is a glaring warning sign itself.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: This is Midoriya's reaction when a disguised Toga poses naked in front of him.
- The Reveal: Seemingly making her first appearance during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, it's later revealed that this was actually Toga in disguise. The real Camie makes her first true appearance during the Remedial Course Arc.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Camie winds up taking the remedial course for the provisional hero license alongside Yoarashi, Bakugo, and Todoroki due to her missing the actual exam thanks to Toga assuming her identity. The four are tasked with looking after hyperactive class of little kids. Camie ends up unintentionally attracting all the boys in the class, while the girls treat her with scorn and start calling her a whore. This, from very little kids.
- Spy Catsuit: Her skintight jumpsuit is a clear example of this.
- Vapor Wear: It doesn't look like she has on a bra underneath her barely-zipped jacket, and you can see her bust and furrow.
Seiji Shishikura — Sisicross
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese), Stephen Fu (English)
Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2
A stern, serious, and uptight second-year student from Shiketsu High with a dignified but elitist attitude towards heroism. His Quirk, "Meatball", allows him to manipulate and detach his own flesh and bones from his body, as well as mold people into lumps of flesh.
- Alliterative Name: Seiji Shishikura.
- And I Must Scream: His Quirk puts his opponents in the same state as the Trope Namer.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Seiji's hero costume looks much like that of a butcher or a meat-packer.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Can control any flesh he touches, turning people into blobs. Despite these nasty-looking powers, he holds a serious, if elitist, view towards being a hero. It also turns out his powers can also be used for defensively as well, such moving people out of harm's way.
- Badass Baritone: He's capable enough to take out a large number of license examinees, and in Japanese, he speaks with a notably deep voice.
- Badass Longcoat: His outfit is a black butcher's coat, complete with the regular Shiketsu hat.
- Berserk Button: Pointing out how squinty his eyes are:"My eyes are big and handsome!!"
- Body Horror: His Quirk allows him to manipulate his own body and anyone else's, as if it were hamburger meat.
- Broken Pedestal: Mentions that he respected U.A. High, but feels like Class 1-A is making a mockery of its reputation.
- Clint Squint: Seiji has narrow eye slits that make him look shifty. He's very sensitive about it.
- Conspicuous Gloves: He wears a peculiar pair of half-gloves that only cover his first three fingers and leave his ring finger and pinky uncovered.
- Domino Mask: Wears one as part of his costume.
- Fatal Flaw: Self-righteousness and arrogance. Shishikura views himself as someone who must force others to change to his will while he constantly looks down on others. He sees himself as a righteous embodiment of what a hero should be and is always quick to demean others who he feels don't live up to his expectations. His arrogance ultimately leads him to view Bakugo, Kirishima and Kaminari as beneath him, causing him to underestimate them and be eliminated from the provisional hero license exam. Unfortunately, it's heavily implied that he didn't learn his lesson and is still viewing others as beneath him in spite of his own failures.
- Foil: He's basically a version of Ida that wants to force his will on everyone so badly that it gets in the way of what he really should be doing, being a pillar for others to lean on when they need help.
- Hate Sink: Shishikura is a condescending, hypocritical, unpleasant, and self-righteous Jerkass who believes himself the embodiment of what a hero should be while constantly putting down others. Even though he failed the provisional hero license exam, he acts like it never happened and then told Bakugo to know his place, even though he, Kirishima and Kaminari beat him. His lack of redeeming qualities make him hard to like.
- His Own Worst Enemy: Instead of being a model hero for others to follow, Seiji doesn't stop there. He tries to make everyone else bend to his will. Seiji's attempts to reform people are so aggressive that they resemble the actions of Stain. His teacher points this out very nervously. Seiji also relies on just himself and keeps putting down everyone around him, which leaves him easily cornered by teams of students when it backfires.
- Hypocrite: In the Remedial Course Arc, he talks about how the students are such failures... despite the fact that he lost in the first round of his own exam, something that is so blatant that even his fellow supervisor wonders if he forgot he failed or is pretending it never happened at all.
- Hypocritical Humor: Easy to miss, but he never refers to the U.A. students by name, opting to insult Bakugo and Todoroki by calling them "failures" instead. When Bakugo gives him an insulting nickname without bothering to remember his name, which he does with almost everyone, he gets very offended. The nickname stuck.
- In-Series Nickname: Kaminari has started to call him "Meat-senpai", which Bakugo also took to but mostly in order to insult him. Bakugo may even call him just "Meat", which is even more insulting.
- Jerkass: He's introduced as a rather unfriendly, callous person and maintains the attitude even after he's failed his provisional hero license exam.
- Large Ham: In the remedial classes, he is seen getting carried away with lecturing people all the time, especially Camie.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: His Quirk allows him to manipulate human flesh and bones, which he can use to split apart his own body, and then use that to mold others into grotesque balls of flesh.
- Mr. Exposition: During the Remedial Course Arc, he's the one that explains the In-Universe "Quirk Singularity" theory to Present Mic, and thus, the readers.
- No Ontological Inertia: He can only keep people stuck in their ball form as long as he's standing. If he takes too much damage, then it will undo his power.
- "Not So Different" Remark: As his teacher notes, his zealous desire to reform people resembles the infamous Stain.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Wears his hair that way.
- Personality Powers: He feels the need to forcefully reform those he deems "unruly" until they meet his standards, and one of the applications of his Quirk is to force others to submit to his will by literally reforming their bodies into harmless blobs.
- Pride: He seems to have a superiority complex, constantly being shown to enjoy insulting his opponents' intelligence, during battle.
- Purple Is Powerful: Has violet hair and is one of the most dangerous students of Shiketsu High due to how his Quirk renders people utterly helpless with a single touch.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. He's antagonistic but not a villain at all, quite the contrary in fact. His own costume is pitch black with bright red details.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He seems fond of giving these during fights. He gets it thrown back at him by Kaminari, after he manages to free both Bakugo and Kirishima, thanks to Shishikura severely underestimating them.
- Serious Business: Seiji seems to take things a bit too seriously, which makes his teacher nervous to talk to him because he's highly impressionable, takes little things to extremes, and reacts harshly to criticism.
- Smug Snake: With the eyes to match. His debut is almost exclusively comprised of badmouthing his opponents because he doesn't like the idea of just anyone getting a license now that the era is about to give way to a new generation of heroes. Unfortunately, it bites him in the ass and he finds himself on the receiving end of criticism for being so much of an elitist that he didn't give anyone a chance to prove themselves.
- Threshold Guardian: He sees himself as this. He believes that, since the exam was made so only the creme de lá creme of the heroes in training can get a chance, he should use his Quirk to make it as impossible as he can for anyone he comes in contact with to have a chance to pass. This means turning them all into blobs, so that they wouldn't be able to put up a fight. Ironically, this means he fails the actual Secret Test of Character which was to encourage young heroes to cooperate for the greater good.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, as he's not evil at all, but it's made clear that he's the only one who mocks the other schools' students while his schoolmates want to get along well.
- Too Clever by Half: Shishikura quickly shows himself to be one of the strongest students taking the provisional hero license exam, taking on Kaminari, Kirishima and Bakugo at the same time and being one of the very few people to best the latter in a fight. Even so, his eventual defeat is a predictable result of spending a high-volume, time-sensitive exam arrogantly provoking everyone you see.
- Too Much Alike: To Bakugo, personality-wise, at least. It's why they can't stand each other.
- Underestimating Badassery: Towards both Bakugo and Kaminari. Though with Bakugo, he underestimates his intelligence, not accounting for the fact that he is indeed a Genius Bruiser. He winds up getting eliminated for it.
- Volleying Insults: With Bakugo who calls him "Meat-sempai" or just "Meat" to insult him, while Seiji makes it clear that he has nothing but contempt for Bakugo's crude and undignified behaviour and will readily talk down to him whenever they interact.
- You Killed My Father: Defied. Seiji confirms that his father was one of the Tartarus jailers who was killed during All For One's breakout. While he admits he'd love nothing more than to kill him to avenge his father's death, he acknowledges that giving into hate would be just what All For One wants.
- You Fight Like a Cow: He spends more time taunting Bakugo than he does actually attacking him.
- You Talk Too Much!: Kaminari chides him for this, stating he's so busy trying to lecture people, he doesn't bother checking what's going on around him. He ends up paying for it.
Voiced by: Volcano Ota (Japanese), Randy E. Aguebor (English)
Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
A second-year student from Shiketsu High and the president of his class. His body is covered in long, thick hair, which his Quirk, "Extend-o-Hair", allows him to grow and manipulate at will.
- Class Representative: He serves as this for his class, apparently chosen by the staff due to his grades and general conduct. This is made clear when he is shown to be much nicer and more levelheaded than his peers.
- Hidden Eyes: He has eyes beneath all the hair in front of his face, though they can't always be seen, and more often than not, only one is visible at a time.
- Logical Weakness: Since he has a lot of hair, it can get tangled easily.
- Meaningful Name: The kanji for "Mo" and "Naga" in his name stand for "Hair/Fur" and "Long", both referring to his Quirk. The kanji for "Masa" refers to his calm and polite personality, as it means "Good/Mellow".
- Nice Guy: He apologized to the U.A. students for Shishikura's jerkassery after he antagonizes and taunts Kaminari and Bakugo, and even proposes that the two schools have a good relationship following the exam.
- Only Sane Man: He does not seek to fight against Class 1-A, and actually proposes that they should have a good relationship, subverting Shiketsu's previous Unknown Rival status.
- Out of Focus: The only one of the Shiketsu High students not seen in action during the exam.
- Prehensile Hair: His Quirk allows him to control all the hair throughout his body for combat and restraining foes.
- Satellite Character: The least seen from the students from Shiketsu High.
- Shout-Out: His hero name is a reference to the hairy badass Chewbacca, who's nicknamed "Chewy" by Han Solo.
- Whole Costume Reference: He blatantly resembles Cousin Itt, in the terms of being completely covered by shaggy hair that obscures his face.
- Hufflepuff House: Receives minimal characterization compared to U.A. and Shiketsu, outside of the implications that it's not on quite the same level as either of them.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: While they receive very little screentime during the provisional hero license exam, it should be noted that like U.A. and Shiketsu, the majority of the school's students passed the exam, they just don't have as many flashy players as Shiketsu and U.A.
Emi Fukukado — Ms. Joke
Voiced by: Mariko Nagai (Japanese), Amber Lee Connors (English)
Debut: Chapter 34 (Manga), Episode 20 (Anime)
A pro heroine and teacher from Ketsubutsu Academy who has a teasing relationship with Aizawa/Eraser Head due to past history. Her Quirk, "Outburst", allows her to force others to laugh, impairing their cognitive and mental skills.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Played with. She does constantly hit on Aizawa and propose marriage to him, much to his irritation, but its clear that she's not serious and only does it to annoy him. Also, his objection is presumably due to her personality rather than her appearance.
- Author Appeal: From her character page; "Women with nice smiles are wonderful aren't they?"
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Her interactions with Aizawa follow this routine to the letter: she says something over-the-top or ridiculous and he corrects her with cold exasperation. Hilarity Ensues.
- Contagious Laughter: Her Quirk, which forces people to laugh, hindering their ability to fight back.
- Cool Mask: A cute take on a gas mask with smiley face filters. She uses it to complete her ensemble during formal hero gatherings and in the field, but leaves it off when she's in teaching mode and behaving casually.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in Chapter 34, long before her official debut. This is Episode 20 in the anime. The one thing that's different between this appearance and her formal debut is that she has a gas mask on with smiley face filters, a sly nod to laughing gas.
- Foil: To Aizawa, being a Genki Girl whose Quirk is based on laughter, while he is dark and gloomy and prefers quietude.
- Fun Personified: An extremely fun-loving teacher, who contrasts Aizawa and his stoicism.
- The Gadfly: She constantly trolls Aizawa, randomly proposing to him and trying (and failing) to make him laugh with her Quirk.
- Genki Girl: Her energetic, cheerful, and upbeat personality is a huge contrast to Aizawa's.
- Helpless with Laughter: Her superpower is to invoke this in any criminals she comes within a certain radius of, allowing her to easily take them down without having to worry too much about them fighting back by virtue of them being too busy laughing.
- Hidden Depths: She's fun-loving, cheerful, and friendly, yet she's a teacher at her own school and when she's not doing her best to annoy Aizawa, she clearly shows that she's actually quite serious about her job. This is best seen when she calls out Aizawa for being "cruel" not to have forewarned his pupils about the "Crushing of U.A.", which is customary during the inter-school tests.
- The Hyena: She laughs all the time and invokes this with her own Quirk that causes people to laugh uncontrollably before she beats the shit out of them.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Defied. She tries to invoke this around Aizawa but to no avail, especially when she mostly does it to tease him.
- Most Common Superpower: She's quite conspicuously well-endowed in the chest area.
- Nice Girl: Ms. Joke has cheerful and outgoing personality, even if some of the characters find her sense of humor obnoxious, she always does her jokes in a friendly way.
- Personality Powers: Her Quirk is based on making people laugh. Fittingly, she's energetic, fun-loving, cheery, and always trying to get a rise out of Aizawa.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The cheerful and fun-loving Energetic Girl to Aizawa's reclusive and stoic Savvy Guy. Despite her constant attempts to hit on him, it's a non-romantic version.
- Secondary Color Nemesis: Subverted. She wears a green-and-orange outfit, but she isn't Aizawa's nemesis, more his polar opposite who goes out of her way to annoy and tease him at every opportunity. Yet, they're on sufficiently good terms for him to accept a joint training between her students and his.
- Ship Tease: Played with, as the fact that she keeps trying to hit on Aizawa makes it painfully clear that she is only trying to get a reaction out of him.
- Shout-Out: Her Quirk brings to mind The Joker if he had the ability to make people laugh without toxins. Her name seems to likewise reflect this, alongside her relationship with the brooding Aizawa, not unlike the Joker's to Batman. However, she's female, a hero, and uses her powers to incapacitate, not kill. Her color scheme is also mainly green but paired with orange instead of purple.
- Success Through Insanity: In-Universe, as part of using her Quirk to her advantage. Midoriya even says, "Her fights are always full of insanity!"
- Superhero Sobriquets: "The Smile Hero".
- The Tease: She just loves to screw with Aizawa's nerves, mostly by asking him out.
Yo Shindo — Grand
Voiced by: Yuuta Kasuya (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Debut: Chapter 103 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
A good-looking second-year student at Ketsubutsu Academy whose friendly demeanor hides a somewhat sinister and calculating personality. His Quirk, "Vibrate", allows him to channel powerful vibrations through any surface he touches with his hands.
- The Ace: He's implied to be this for Ketsubutsu, having the strongest Quirk and being The Strategist. He's even able to fight through being paralyzed by Gang Orca's sonic cries.
- Beauty Is Bad: Downplayed. While he's perhaps the best-looking male contestant of the provisional hero license exam, he's also a shameless deceiver, albeit not a villain.
- Bishie Sparkle: Invoked and defied. Upon meeting them, he plays up his excessive good looks and acts friendly towards U.A. so as to deceive Class 1-A into believing he will somehow be "on their side", which Bakugo sees right through.
- Beneath the Mask: Late in the first competition, he begins to act more sadistically and like a jerk, to which Nakagame then mentions how he's finally acting like himself. When Midoriya and Shindo interact later on, the former lampshades the latter's apparently sudden change in personality.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Comes off initially as very friendly and straightforward, but Bakugo is quickly able to see through his facade. It's later revealed that he's actually quite calculating and even a little sadistic. This is lampshaded when Nakagame responds to Shindo's Evil Gloating about how they have the exam in the bag by saying, "It's about time you stopped pretending to be so nice."
- The Bus Came Back: He and Tatami are seen trying to evacuate a group of civilians lurking in the city and trying to defend themselves. He is then attacked by Muscular.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: While he gets mollywhopped by Muscular pretty much immediately, Shindo does briefly harm the villain by using vibrations to successfully travel through his muscle fibers. Considering Muscular is both bulletproof and capable of tanking a full-power One For All punch, Shindo's effort was admirable, and is later noted by Midoriya to have succeeded in disconnecting Muscularís muscle ligaments; severely weakening the villain and allowing Midoriya to finish him with much less trouble than the last time.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His Quirk allows him to create vibrations, one application of this is to create earthquakes by spreading massive vibrations through the ground.
- Distressed Dude:
- He almost gets hit by Todoroki's flames and Yoarashi's wind simultaneously, during which both are distracted arguing with each other, but Midoriya is able to save him.
- He's almost killed by Muscular in Chapter 307 following the villain's escape, and again is saved by Midoriya.
- Interestingly enough, to Yoarashi. Both of them are tall, dark-haired youths with elemental based Quirks (Yoarashi's Blow You Away compared to his Dishing Out Dirt), both are considered to be The Ace in their respective schools and both at first glance are openly friendly and charming, but turns out there is a lot more behind their character (Yoarashi's Jerkass to One attitude towards Todoroki due to Sins of Our Fathers compared to Shindo's true Bitch in Sheep's Clothing personality). Their main differences mainly being how they react towards their rivals. Shindo's reaction to seeing the U.A. students being considerably better and more skilled than they were in the Sports Festival is genuine Blood Knight delight, while Yoarashi is incapable of letting go of his preconceived notions of Todoroki. Shindo's interaction with Midoriya is also a stark contrast to the Yoarashi/Todoroki rivalry. When Midoriya saves him from being blasted by the collateral damage created by the Yoarashi and Todoroki fight, he's not only truly appreciative of the act but later has absolutely no trouble in cooperating with Midoriya in their assault against Gang Orca, showing that Shindo is fully capable of prioritizing and compromising. Yoarashi and Todoroki are only capable of fighting Gang Orca after their mutual Jerkass Realization due to Midoriya calling them out for their pettiness and even then it's too late for either of them to pass the exam.
- While Bakugo is unimpressed by the latter's false smiles and manipulative behavior, Shindo's Hair-Trigger Temper and Determinator characteristics mean the two come across as far more similar than initially implied. The main difference being that Bakugo doesn't care about hiding his dickishness at all.
- Game Face: Normally, Shindo puts on an off-putting fake friendly face around people so they won't get a read on his devious real personality. The second he starts to behave like his usual self, his face twists into a wild and mean grin and his eyes narrow to become sharp and intensely focused.
- Good is Not Nice: Despite his more manipulative personality, when it came time for the students to actually team-up against Gang Orca, he's actually able to cooperate without problem with Midoriya.
- Guile Hero: His defining characteristic is how cunning and deft he is, always prompt to set up his rivals and having no compunctions in using deception to one-up them. However, his intentions are honorable and he's no villain.
- Heroic RRoD: The faster and more powerful the shaking is that he creates, then the greater the impact of the aftershocks upon his body.
- Hunk: Horikoshi himself has stated that Shindo is the first character he specifically designed as a pretty boy.
- Identical Stranger: He resembles an older and more handsome Midoriya, while his hero costume is similar to Kirishima's first hero costume.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Shindo drops his friendly facade in front of Midoriya after Todoroki and Yoarashi ruined his attempt to get the jump on Gang Orca. That said, he's understandably pissed since the duo's petty fight almost got Shindo caught in their crossfire, something Midoriya himself called them out on moments before.
- The Leader: The Ketsubutsu students seek out his advice when they realize time is running out.
- Meaningful Name:
- His surname contains the characters for "truth" (真) and "temple" (堂), and is homophonous with "vibration" (振動). His given name means "shake."
- His hero name, Grand, comes from the onomatopeia for violent shaking, guragura.
- Official Couple: With Nakagame, as revealed in the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book.
- Personality Powers:
- As Midoriya points out, Shindo's personality is very unstable, or "shaky".
- When playing nice, he likes to greet people by shaking their hands.
- Playing Possum: During the second stage of the provisional hero license exam, Shindo could actually still use his Quirk after getting paralyzed by Gang Orca and was planning to ambush him with a counter-attack, but then Todoroki and Yoarashi's fight almost got him caught in the crossfire.
- Red Herring: On a more meta-level, his English voice actor is Bryce Papenbrook, who uses his signature friendly voice when Shindo is introduced, making some viewers expect little hostility.
- Slasher Smile: Whenever the gloves come off, he actually smiles that way.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He speaks in a very suave and gentle voice, which belies his conniving and somewhat sadistic true self.
- Underestimating Badassery: A justified case. His strategy against Class 1-A only went by what he witnessed during the Sports Festival. Unfortunately, the Class 1-A back then is pretty different from the current one. He even lampshades this.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Like Kirishima, Shindo does not wear a shirt in his hero costume. However, there doesn't seem to be a practical reason for it, aside from showing off his toned figure.
- The Worf Effect: He's among the most powerful and brilliant students of his academy and in his generation. Yet he gets caught in the crossfire between Gang Orca, Todoroki and Yoarashi and gets knocked out in minutes. This happens a second time against Jailbreaker, a.k.a. Muscular.
Tatami Nakagame — Turtle Neck
Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)
Debut: Chapter 103 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
A second-year student at Ketsubutsu Academy who is a fan of U.A. Her Quirk, "Telescopic", allows her to retract her body into herself like a turtle.
- All There in the Manual: In the manga, her name and Quirk are only revealed in the volume extras.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Turtles; her powers are based on a turtle's ability to retract its body into its shell, her hero name is Turtle Neck, and she's compared to one in the volume extras. Her hero costume also includes some details that make her boots and gloves look similar to a turtle's legs. This is lampshaded in the anime during the explanation of her Quirk.
- Anime Hair: Her hair is very pointy and, above her ears, spreads in various weird angles.
- Body Horror: Her Quirk allows her to fold in her body, which looks very disturbing. This is lampshaded in the anime.
- Fan Girl: Of Todoroki, as she asks for his autograph when first meeting him.
- Nice Girl: Her friendliness towards U.A. is much more genuine than Shindo's, and as shown later, it's really not an act of any kind.
- Official Couple: With Shindo, as revealed in the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book.
- Satellite Character: Has little relevance other than being Shindo's girlfriend. Her Quirk is otherwise quite weak and has no direct offensive power.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: While she has not been seen in action that much, it appears her only ability is to retract her body into herself. While it's very useful to dodge projectiles and avoid getting grabbed, it has no direct use in combat.
Voiced by: Hiromichi Kogami (Japanese), Brad Hawkins (English)
Debut: Chapter 103 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
A second-year student at Ketsubutsu Academy with an odd appearance. His Quirk, "Stiffening", allows him to make any object he rubs or kneads with his hands extremely hard, although it does not work on living beings.
- All There in the Manual: In the manga, his name and Quirk are only revealed in the volume extras.
- Ambiguously Human: Much like Cementoss, he looks more like a rock monster than a human person.
- Civvie Spandex: His hero costume is basically what someone normal would use in cold weather, composed of a big open coat, jeans, and fur boats.
- Informed Attractiveness: Described as a heartthrob in the volume extras, though he doesn't fit conventional standards of attractiveness. Then again he does come from a world of Quirks.
- Nightmare Face: Downplayed. While he is quite scary looking, despite this. He actually is considered very attractive in his school.
- Satellite Character: Even more than Nakagame, he's only relevant as a Ketsubutsu pupil and as a contestant for the provisional hero license exam and isn't heard of again otherwise.
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese), Lee George (English)
Debut: Chapter 103 (Manga), Episode 53 (Anime)
A second-year student at Ketsubutsu Academy. His Quirk, "Boomerang", allows him to control the trajectory of thrown objects.
- Ascended Extra: He's given a name and also a personality in the anime, which he lacked in the manga.
- Cold Ham: While he has a very reserved way of speaking, the theatrics he puts on during the provisional hero license exam paint him as this.
- Precision-Guided Boomerang: He can do this thanks to his Quirk.
- Named by the Adaptation: He was not given a name in the manga, but he was given one for the anime.
- Shout-Out: His hero costume greatly resembles Android 17 from Dragon Ball Z. Even his hair is somewhat similar.
Isamu High School
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura
Debut: Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)
Quirk: Zombie Virus
An arrogant student from Isamu who idolizes All Might. His Quirk, "Zombie Virus", allows him to emit a gas that transforms those who inhale it into zombies that can also turn other people into zombies by biting them. However, he himself is not immune to the effects of his Quirk.
- Bad Powers, Good People: His Quirk is described as "troublesome" and would be more fitting for a villain, but he's still studying to become a hero.
- Canon Foreigner: He only appears in the second OVA.
- Fanboy: He's a fan of All Might.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Turns out that even he's not immune to his own Quirk. If a victim of his bites him, which indeed happens during the training exercise as he's trying to beat everyone, he too will suffer from its effects.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his powers and personality, he wants to be a hero. In fact, when All Might first appears in front of the entire group, he looks on in awe at seeing All Might in the flesh with a notable blush.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As said by one of his friends, despite his attitude he's a good person and geniuinly loves heroes.
- Meaningful Name: His first name is a Shout-Out to George A. Romero, creator of the Living Dead series.
- Necromancer: Inverted. He doesn't raise people from the dead, instead he turns living beings into zombies.
- Our Zombies Are Different: His Quirk spreads the Zombie Virus through pink gas, and is temporary, with bites from the zombies also spreading the infection. Fujimi himself can be infected by the virus via zombie bites. The infected become chalk-white, lose their eyes, along with most functions of their brains, gain Super Strength and Zombie Gait, randomly use their Quirks, are Nigh-Invulnerable, can be fooled into thinking someone is a zombie, and retain some aspect of their personality (Habuko's friendship for Tsuyu, Bakugo's hatred for Romero).
- Required Secondary Powers: Subverted. He is not immune to his own Quirk and can be turned into a zombie by a bite from one of his own zombies.
- Shout-Out: His first name and powers are a reference to George A. Romero.
- Zombie Apocalypse: He can create a man-made one by spreading pink gas around the area. The downside is that it's wildly uncontrollable and he isn't immune to its effects either. Luckily, the effect is only temporary and the victim will return to normal after a set amount of time.
Kashiko Sekigai — Sensor Girl
Voiced by: Asami Yoshikawa
Debut: Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)
A student from Isamu who is the class president from her class. Her Quirk, "Chart", allows her to create a holographic page that can track and detect other people.
- Bespectacled Cutie: A well-mannered girl sporting a smart pair of glasses. Mineta points out her glasses as soon as she's introduced.
- Canon Foreigner: She only appears in the second OVA.
- Class Representative: She certainly has the stereotypical look down pat. She and Yaoyorozu bond over the fact that they have students who make the job a lot harder than it needs to be.
- Flat Character: She's given very little in personality, outside of being a Class Representative. She's basically just the Isamu version of Yaoyorozu.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Her visor doesn't seem to do anything, as it isn't really necessary for her Quirk to work.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: She does this twice to Mineta while both of them are zombies.
- Sensual Spandex: Her costume is skintight.
- Tracking Device: Her Quirk makes her a living one of these.
Dadan Tadan — Lucky Strike
Voiced by: Kei Minegishi
Debut: Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)
Quirk: Flash Sweat
A student from Isamu with a robot-like suit. His Quirk, "Flash Sweat", causes him to sweat a substance that causes bright light and sound on impact.
- Bandage Mummy: A extremely exaggerated example. By the end of the second OVA, his entire body is covered in bandages, even his hair.
- Black Bead Eyes: His eyes are tiny dots, giving him a Non-Standard Character Design.
- Canon Foreigner: He only appears in the second OVA.
- Flat Character: He only appears in the second OVA and is given a minimum of characterization.
- Mini-Mecha: Wears one that covers everything except his face.
- Nervous Wreck: He spends most of his screemtime sweating buckets and during training, he freaks out when he's told to fight Bakugo.
- Overly-Nervous Flop Sweat: Has this a lot. This is possibly justified as his Quirk is called "Flash Sweat", which could have something to do with it.
- Repetitive Name: His first and last name are pronounced similarly and written almost identically in hiragana (だだん ただん).
- Shrinking Violet: He appears to be very shy around new people, only speaking to introduce himself or to apologize for Fujimi's behavior.
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida
Debut: Bonus Chapter 1 (Manga), Training of the Dead (Anime OVA)
A girl with a snake-like head, she was Tsuyu's best friend from middle school. She chose to join a different hero school, but they remain in contact. Her Quirk, "Paralysis", allows her to paralyze those who stare into her eyes.
- Animal Jingoism: Present in her name (Snake and Mongoose) and her initial relationship with Tsuyu, a frog girl.
- Ascended Extra: She was created as Tsuyu's friend from middle school in an extra flashback chapter, but comes back in animated form in the second OVA.
- Creepy Good: Due to her scary snake head, she had a very hard time making friends growing up. Tsuyu was her first real friend.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Her emotional reaction when Tsuyu asks if she wants to be friends suggests that she was ostracized for her frightening appearance:Habuko: You stupid frog! I'm just some evil and nasty monster! What do you mean, friends!? Friends are supposed to be chosen! A person like me! Being friends with! Friends with... (tears up)
- Friendless Background: Just like Tsuyu.
- Hypnotic Eyes: Channels her Quirk through her eyes which induce temporary hypnotic paralysis.
- Ironic Name: Her name means "Snake", and that surname needs no further comment. In the end, it all serves to symbolize a contrarian theme.
- No Social Skills: Tsuyu describes her as socially awkward. However, she has started to make more friends in high school.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: Her reptilian features do not prevent her from having a full head of Messy Hair.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Has a hyper-realistic snake head.
- Odd Friendship: A snake girl being best friend with a frog girl. Midoriya even points out that this shouldn't happen in nature.
- The Paralyzer: Her Quirk allows her to paralyze anyone she glares at for three seconds.
- The Power of Friendship: Her friendship towards Tsuyu is strong enough that it keeps Zombie Habuko from harming Tsuyu.
- Sensual Spandex: Her hero costume is a very skintight bodysuit, which outlines her figure very finely.
- Snake People: She has a snake head.
- Snakes Are Sinister: Completely inverted. Turns out she just wanted to have friends.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Prior to being best friend with Tsuyu, Habuko had been following her for quite a while, sometimes even using her Quirk on her.
- Tears of Joy: When Tsuyu finally stopped her and asked if they could be friends, Habuko teared up. Seeing a snake actually cry is remarkably softening to the heart.
- Vocal Dissonance: Despite her menacing appearance, she has a soft and sweet voice instead of the usual breathy Snake Talk.
- Weak, but Skilled: Implied. Her Quirk has no offensive potential and only allows her to paralyze someone for three seconds, but she got into a hero school with it, implying she's good at using it and/or has some other skills to back it up.
Seijin High School
Voiced by: Daiki Hamano, Masaya Fukunishi, Nozomi Mikajiri, Noriaki Kanze (Japanese)
Debut: Episode 54 (Anime)
Quirks:* Object Gigantification (Red Student), Earth Creation (Blue Student), Water Gun (Black Student), Muscle Gain (Yellow Students), Unknown (The Rest of Them)
A hero school that participates in the anime version of the provisional hero license exam. Ten of them corner Todoroki during the first stage.
- Ambiguous Gender: While most of them are easy to figure out by their voices, body types, and the fact that we see some of them in their underwear when defeated, the student in black's gender remains ambiguous as they don't talk, their design is androgynous, and we don't get a shot in their underwear like some of the others.
- Canon Foreigner: They're anime-exclusive characters.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Despite them outnumbering Todoroki ten to one and having Quirks that counter his, Todoroki defeats them in seconds.
- Clothing Damage: Their costumes are damaged by Todoroki's explosion, blowing away their shirts and pans, leaving them in their underwear.
- Didn't See That Coming: Their tag-team attack on Todoroki fails since they didn't expect him to take advantage of the terrain and do a sneak attack.
- Dishing Out Dirt: The student in blue can shoot earth from his hands.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Their water and earth Quirks perfectly counter Todoroki's fire.
- Gratuitous Ninja: There's absolutely no reason for a school in a futuristic society to dress their students in ninja garb, other than it looks cool.
- Highly-Visible Ninja: Their costumes evoke ninja garb, except for being brightly-colored. Their tactics when fighting Todoroki are also decidedly un-ninja like.
- Improbable Weapon User: The one in red attacks by throwing small objects like nuts and bolts, then enlarging them with his Quirk mid-flight. He may be able to do this with other pocket-sized things, but specifically chose pieces of tungsten for their heat tolerance to counter Todorokiís fire.
- Irony: Despite being ninja-themed, their go-to strategy when facing Todoroki is a full-frontal assault and brute-force application of their Quirks — they also end up defeated when Todoroki uses stealth and misdirection to lead them into a devastating Defensive Feint Trap.
- Making a Splash: The student in black can shoot water from their hands.
- Mook Chivalry: They might have stood a chance against Todoroki if they had thought to surround him beforehand and blindside him with a massive group attack, but instead they toss a single ball at him to get his attention, announce their presence while their entire team is in full view, and then proceed to attack him from a single direction without bothering to leverage their superior numbers or the terrain in any meaningful way.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Two students in yellow have Quirks that allows them to expand their muscles to lift heavy objects.
- No Name Given: None of them are given names.
- Underestimating Badassery: They accuse Todoroki of doing this to them by trying to fight them all at once while he's alone.
Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)
Debut: Episode 55 (Anime)
A student from an all-girl school, introduced during the anime version of the provisional hero license exam. Her Quirk, "IQ", multiplies her intelligence by drinking tea.
- Canon Foreigner: She doesn't exist in the manga, being a creation of the anime.
- Crazy-Prepared: Saiko is able to plan for just about every contingency. The only ones she can't plan for are plans which are so unexpected and improvised one wouldn't expect them at all.
- Curtains Match the Windows: She has light purple hair and has eyes that are slightly darker purple.
- Didn't See That Coming: Twice. The first time, she is taken off guard when Yaoyorozu deduces what her plan is (force her to overtax her Quirk protecting her classmates) and opts to prioritize offense over defense and take out her entire force. The second time, realizing she has already lost, she manages to separate Yaoyorozu and attempts to eliminate her — only for Shoji, Jiro and Tsuyu (who she'd thought would abandon them in order to pass) to immediately burst in and shut her down.
- Even the Girls Want Her: A quick scene shows her female classmates admiring her and blushing.
- Evil Brit: She's not actually British nor evil, but she plays off a lot of British stereotypes such as Tea-Loving Brits and that monocle.
- Foil: To Yaoyorozu, sharing with her being the most intelligent members of their teams and their high-class nature, but she is much more ruthless and mean than Yaoyorozu. She also prioritizes passing the test over her friends and is defeated by Yaoyorozu's team doing the opposite and valuing both equally.
- Graceful Loser: For all her flaws, she does take her defeat well and admires U.A. students for their goals and friendship.
- High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle and comports herself like a noblewoman.
- Hime Cut: She has straight-cut bangs, cheek-length sidelocks, and waist-length straight hair. She's also a very high-class kind of character.
- It's All About Me: She doesn't show any concern whatsoever for her teammates and prioritizes making others fail over cooperating to pass.
- Jerkass: Saiko is smarmy, smug, and arrogant to a fault. She doesn't seem to care much for teamwork and empathy either.
- Logical Weakness: Saiko can anticipate many courses of action and how to counter them, but if her opponent were to do something that doesn't make sense on an intelligent level, something so out of left field it would be crazy or impossible to predict, she can be blindsided by this unexpected development.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Downplayed in that she raises her fingers to her mouth and giggles imperiously at the thought of defeating the U.A. students.
- Nominal Hero: She is a second-year at a high school where students learn and train to become heroes, but she acts more like a stereotypical villain in terms of personality.
- Out-Gambitted: Yaoyorozu is able to outwit her once she figures out Saiko's own Batman Gambit, which hinges on Yaoyorozu using her Quirk to defend her team, rather than attack her opponents. Yaoyorozu then plots to save her team by incapacitating her enemies, rather than just defending them, which takes out Saiko's entire team. When Saiko then tries to simply take out Yaoyorozu alone, she is still defeated by Shoji, Jiro and Tsuyu coming in to save her.
- Power-Up Food: Her Quirk lets her increase her intelligence by drinking tea.
- Punny Name: Phonetically, her name sounds like "psycho", a prefix meaning "mind", and her surname is from "intelligence". Her Quirk alters her mind to make her more intelligent.
- Smug Snake: She's smart, no getting around that, but she's too overconfident for her own good and being outdone by the fact that the enemy team prioritized saving Yaoyorozu over simply passing also shows that for all her fancy stratagems, she's very inflexible.
- The Strategist: Serves this role as team leader for her class, formulating strategies based on what she knows about their opponents.
- Super Intelligence: Her Quirk multiplies her already-high IQ once she drinks tea.
- Taking You with Me: After the rest of her class are incapacitated, she separates an exhausted Yaoyorozu from the rest of her team in a last-ditch effort to ensure that she can at least take Yaoyorozu out.
- Tea Is Classy: She frequently drinks tea, which is justified as it's how she activates her Quirk — drinking tea multiplies her I.Q. It also fits with her high-class image.
- Teen Genius: She has an IQ of 150, which is then multiplied by drinking tea.
- Too Clever by Half: Her biggest weakness is that her intelligence, while proven to be incredible and can be multiplied, causes her to fail to consider unconventional tactics or people acting on an emotional level simply because they're not actions that logic and reason would dictate.