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    In General 
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Welcome to Class!note 

  • Big Damn Heroes: They show up at the end of the USJ Arc when Iida comes to find them and reveal that villains are attacking. Their appearance is threatening enough for Shigaraki to cancel the attack on sight.
  • Badass Teacher: All of them are or were professional heroes, so this is a given.
  • A Day in the Limelight: They get a chance to show their individual powers and combat styles in the Final Exams Arc.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: This is invoked when they fight the students during the final exams. They put on devices that add half their body weight to their movements. It's pointed out that the fights would be over too quickly and the students couldn't be sufficiently graded if the teachers went up against them without a handicap. All Might suffers doubly with this one due to his weakening powers and heroic build. He makes a particular point of noting how much they're slowing him down. Despite this, he's still insanely fast.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Recovery Girl and Midnight are the only known female members of the faculty at U.A.

U.A. Homeroom Teachers

    Shota Aizawa — Eraserhead 

Shota Aizawa — Eraserhead

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Alex Organ (Season 1), Christopher Wehkamp (Season 2) (English)

Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero One's Justice

Quirk: Erasure

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Erasing Hero

"I'm sorry to tell you... that for the next three years... U.A. will run you through the wringer. That's "Plus Ultra". Use your strength to overcome it all. So bring it."

Class 1-A's homeroom teacher. He's a bit of a Lazy Bum, but looks out for his students and pushes them to improve.

Aizawa is also the pro hero Eraserhead. His Quirk, "Erasure", allows him to nullify others' control over their Quirks just by looking at them. Blinking dispels the effect of his Quirk and using it gives him very dry eyes.


  • 24-Hour Armor: Downplayed. Aizawa often skulks around off-duty in his hero costume, minus his goggles, which he uses whenever he's in combat, and is rarely seen wearing anything else. When he's turned in for the night, though, he wears pajamas like any other normal person would.
  • Airplane Arms: He runs like this while fighting.
  • Anti-Magic: His Quirk effectively nullifies one other person's Quirk, as long as it's an emitter or transformation Quirk.
  • Apathetic Teacher: Played with. He appears to be one at first. However, it's shown that he has very high standards for his students when it comes to heroism, and seriously pushes them in that regard. That said, he's still a Lazy Bum who falls into complete apathy when it comes to subjects he considers irrelevant, and on off days, he would rather curl up in a sleeping bag than put up with the Wacky Homeroom.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • During the battle at USJ, Aizawa is beaten to the ground by Nomu, having both of his arms broken and his face smashed into the ground, making him essentially a hostage. This still doesn't stop him from using his Quirk to erase Shigaraki's power when the villain tries to hurt on of his students though.
    • During the raid on the Hassaikai's headquarters Aizawa is hit by Chronostasis' Quirk leaving him barely able to move for the duration of an hour. Afterwards, the yakuza keeps Aizawa blindfolded to prevent him from using his Quirk. He's saved by a U.A. student Tamaki, a.k.a, Suneater, who immobilizes Chronostasis.
  • Badass Teacher: Although his teaching methods can be rather questionable, Aizawa is a very competent pro hero who is protective of his students.
  • Bandage Mummy: After his grievous injuries in the USJ Arc, Aizawa spends the U.A. Sports Festival with his entire face and both arms wrapped in bandages as he recovers.
  • Big Damn Heroes: A downplayed example. When Midoriya is about to be killed by Eri's uncontrollable Quirk, Aizawa uses his own Quirk to deactivate it, saving Midoriya and Eri.
  • Brutal Honesty: Aizawa never pulls his punches with the truth, especially when it comes to pointing out flaws or naivete. He never does this out of malice. His main goal is to ensure that the students learn quickly they're entering a profession with some very harsh realities and need to take things seriously.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Often teaches while still inside a sleeping bag. He is also willing to expel entire classes if he feels that they don't meet his very high standards. This is all overlooked thanks to U.A.'s own policy of academic freedom.
  • Caltrops: During the Final Exams Arc, he uses these after capturing and suspending Todoroki in the air and preventing him from escaping and landing safely.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: Dislikes the attention of the media, believing that it gets in the way of his job as a hero. This results in him being very obscure to the general population.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Not prominent, but he would have to have this to take on villains that can smash through walls and even level buildings with their Quirks as well as handle the exceptionally powerful and strong members of Class 1-A. He also survived a beating from Nomu, a monster that could go toe-to-toe with All Might, albeit with lasting consequences.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Occasionally flashes a mischievous, creepy-cute, toothy grin during his Troll or "logical ruse" moments.
  • Childhood Friends: Aizawa and Present Mic have been friends since at least their freshman year of high school. A volume extra flashback shows that Mic is the one who named him Eraserhead.
  • Cloth Fu: His scarf isn’t just a fashion statement, it’s a support item he uses to tie opponents up, or to set up traps.
  • Combat Commentator: During the U.A. Sports Festival, he sits in the announcers booth with Present Mic, although he lets Mic do most of the commentating and only chimes in when necessary.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Since his Quirk only erases someone else's, Aizawa is completely fine using it at any time or way to win against his foes. This is best shown during the USJ Arc when he purposely waits to use it in order to give himself an advantage.
  • The Comically Serious: Will take things like Nezu climbing out of his scarf with the straightest of faces.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair while working as a hero, with the intent to keep his opponents from knowing who he's looking at. Particularly useful against a crowd.
  • The Cowl: His general design is based on this, being an underground hero that avoids media attention and works as a Foil to All Might.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: His way of teaching is that it's better to be mean and unfair to the students to help prepare them for the future of dealing with natural disasters and villains. He is more than willing to destroy a student's dream of being a hero if he finds they have no potential, but only because it would be wrong to give them false hope for the future or worse for them to go into real world with no hope of surviving.
  • Death Glare: His Quirk in a nutshell is to glare people quirkless.
  • Determinator: Shows up in the USJ Arc, even after pushing his Quirk to the limit and taking a severe beating by Nomu, including having his head repeatedly slammed into concrete, he still manages to stare at Shigaraki, preventing him from using his Quirk to kill Tsuyu.
  • Deus Exit Machina: During the Internship Arc. While not really the most powerful man in the room, Aizawa is absent or held captive by Chronostasis during Overhaul's fights with Mirio and Midoriya, as Aizawa knocking out Overhaul's Quirk would end the battles too quickly.
  • Disappointed in You:
    • Towards Class 1-A after the hideout raid: Out of the 20 students in the class, five of them decided to break all possible rules and save Bakugo by themselves, while 12 other students knew, none of them reported them (although Tsuyu believed she had talked them out of it). He said that he was more than willing to throw away all of them, but will not due to the circumstances, and says it will take a long time until he is able to trust them again.
    • He gives an even harsher verbal tongue lashing to Midoriya and Bakugo when they get in an unsanctioned brawl. Aizawa still hasn't let Midoriya off the hook for this incident and warns him that his maverick tendencies will be punished formally if he does something like this again. As for Bakugo, falling behind the rest of the class with extracurricular hero training is punishment enough.
  • The Eeyore: He's a massive buzzkill who dresses in shambles and constantly likes to remind everyone that life sucks. It's so bad that when high energy Present Mic pops in to teach his soul-sucked class, there's no hope in trying to bring them back to life after he's reduced them to practically zombies. On his worst days, he even whips out a sleeping bag and curls up in a cocoon, too unmotivated to even teach.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Although he has a powerful Quirk, it has a notable weakness, and thus, also relies on weaponry and martial arts.
  • Foil: To All Might. All Might is the highest ranking hero in the world and uses his fame to inspire others, while Aizawa has a slovenly appearance and shuns the spotlight. All Might in his prime has incredible strength and stamina, whereas Aizawa has great skill, but prefers to strike quickly and with the element of surprise, as he lacks the endurance for long, protracted battles. Lastly, All Might's power empowers him with the strength of many men, and his personality is to build up those who have the desire to do good. Aizawa's Quirk robs others of their powers, and his personality is to tear down those who he feels show no potential. Their relationship in several ways mirrors the one between American superheroes Superman (All Might) and Batman (Aizawa) with All Might as the mighty superhero who fights his enemies with overwhelming power and Aizawa as the brooding anti-hero who relies more on skill than brute force.
  • Glass Cannon: Aizawa is immensely fast and agile, boasting one of the highest speed rankings of most pro heroes, his battle outfit allows him to ensnare and trap opponents from escaping, has strong martial arts abilities and can shut down other people's Quirks with his own. However, Aizawa has dry eye, his evasive fighting style can leave him open to attacks when he isn't careful, and with his limited stamina, juggernauts such as the Nomu can defeat him in a few moves.
  • Ham and Deadpan Duo: Tends to have this dynamic with both All Might and Present Mic. While the latter two are very loud and bombastic, Aizawa is surlier, quieter, and more sarcastic.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He tends to tell people to cheer up after he eviscerated their jovial moods. And if other people are already mopey without his doing when he enters a room, he thinks they need to stop moping.
  • I Lied:
    • Proclaims that the one who ranks last in his exercises on the first day will be kicked out of the school. Then he says he was lying just to get more effort out of them. All Might calls him out on this, pointing out that in a previous year, he had expelled his entire class. Aizawa admits that he would have followed through if the one ranking last showed zero potential to be a hero. Since the one who did rank last, Midoriya, did show some potential in his eyes, he decided to pretend he had been lying.
    • He takes great pleasure in telling the students that they will be subjected to "remedial hell" if they fail the end of license exams. Turns out he only meant the written portion of the exams. Those who failed the combat portion of the tests actually need the summer camp the most.
  • Instant Knots: Can manipulate his capture tape so that it instantly wraps around an opponent.
  • Introverted Cat Person: Implied — Aizawa isn't one for social interaction. Vigilantes shows him with a shopping bag full of cat food and cat care books, implying he's fond of them. The anime eyecatches also list "cats" as his interest.
  • Irony: He balks at both the idea of fairness and the (in his opinion) antiquated sentiment that all Quirks are equal when his own power has the potential to level the playing field.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • He may act like the stern, standoffish teacher, but it's shown that he actually cares about his students and prioritizes their safety whenever villains enter the picture.
    • During the final exam against Yaoyorozu and Todoroki, he allows Yaoyorozu to claim victory for the team instead of capitalizing on her mistake and defeating them, in order to allow her to build up her destroyed confidence again:
      Recovery Girl: When all's said and done, that man's a softie.
    • During the Joint Training Arc, it's confirmed that Aizawa started training Shinso after the U.A. Sports Festival because he believed Shinso had the potential to become a hero like he'd always dreamed. And after an accident occurs during the clash between Shinso's team and Midoriya's, Aizawa is the one who asks that they keep the match going once things settle down, because both of his students still have the desire to win.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • His singling out of Midoriya during the ball throw might seem cruel, but he was right to point out that Midoriya had hardly any control over his Quirk and that his inexperience in using it had the potential to put himself and others in danger.
    • He rightfully calls out those who are booing Bakugo during his match with Uraraka, even if going so far as to say that they should quit being heroes is a somewhat jerkish way to put it.
  • Lazy Bum: Introduced sleeping on a floor in front of his classroom in a sleeping bag. He also often teaches while in said sleeping bag.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He is not one of the select few who knows the secret of All Might and Midoriya's Quirk. He has come to realize there is a connection between the two, but he doesn't know exactly what it is. And he is pretty suspicious when All Might volunteers to go break up the fight between Midoriya and Bakugo.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Aizawa must keep his eyes open for his Quirk effect to persist. This means depriving him of sleep or forcing him to stare at a single person for an extended period of time will make his eyes tired and thus reduce the effectiveness of his Quirk. Blinding or binding up Aizawa's eyes makes it impossible for him to use his Quirk. Even normal use puts wear and tear on his eyes, so he carries eye drops.
    • His Quirk works on Emitter and Transformation Quirks, but not Mutation as they mutate the physical body structure and thus are permanently active.
    • His power is obviously useless against a well trained fighter who doesn't rely on a Quirk. All he can do then is rely on his impressive martial arts skills and hope it's enough.
    • If somebody sees who he's looking at, they can anticipate the use of Aizawa's Erasure. This is why Aizawa uses his one-way goggles to shield his line of sight from view as a workaround.
    • Aizawa's hair stands on end when his Quirk is active, which allows for opponents to note when he's using it even if they can't say who he's using it on at the moment.
    • He needs to actually see the person. As such, clothing that fully covers the body (Like heavy hooded cloaks) will protect one from his Quirk.
    • Finally, his Quirk working on only one person at a time is a problem when dealing with multiple opponents. He gets around this to an extent with impressive hand-to-hand abilities switching his Quirk target for maximum effect, but like any other martial artist, he can be overwhelmed by sheer numbers or simply an opponent naturally much stronger or faster than him.
  • Magical Eye: It's by looking at someone that he can erase Quirks. It is for this reason he is asked to look after Eri, a little girl with a dangerous uncontrollable Quirk, since he can quickly nullify it before it causes damage.
  • Meaningful Name: His given name has a character that means "erase".
  • The Mentor: Deconstructed:
    • He's an extremely strict Sink-or-Swim Mentor, though that's primarily a result of him not being an experienced teacher. The only reason he even became one in the first place is because Midnight talked him into it in Vigilantes.
    • His stern demeanor make it hard for his students to determine whether or not he is being sincere in his methods, so when he tries to be a Trickster Mentor with his "rational falsehoods", they mistake him for being serious and understandably get scared.
    • While he tries to take care to observe whether or not his students are in despair, he doesn't always notice, and his actions don't always make things better when he does:
      • He notices that Iida specifically chose to intern under Manual in Hosu, even though Iida could have chosen higher-ranked heroes, and finds it odd that Manual was Iida's only choice, but fails to pick up on the connection between Hosu and Stain's last known whereabouts.
      • He notices the tension between Midoriya and Bakugo when assigning teams for the final exams and understandably thinks pitting them against All Might will force them to pull an Enemy Mine, if not become Fire-Forged Friends. However, doing this almost cripples both of them thanks to All Might's inability to hold back, and their issues don't even come close to getting better.
      • He doesn't pick up on Bakugo's issues following his kidnapping, nor the issues with putting him through the provisional hero license exam where one of the tests is a recreation of Kamino Ward, the location of the event that took place as a result of his kidnapping. As such, this leads to the fight between Midoriya and Bakugo later on.
  • Messy Hair: His long disheveled hair adds to the Lazy Bum image.
  • Motivational Lie: He passes off his lie of threatening to expel the student in last place as this when he changes his mind.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even when he's fighting for his life and the lives of his students, he retains a stoic composure. Very little seems to faze him, not even the huge explosion from the Todoroki vs. Midoriya fight at the U.A. Sports Festival.
  • Ninja: From his fighting style (slow down his opponents with Status Ailments, then snag them to either restrain them or beat them into submission as quick as possible, similar to Bujinkan Ninjutsu and Chikari no Jutsu), to his preferences in staying anonymous to prevent people predicting his moves, the use of road stars to deter a restrained Todoroki during his final exam, even the fact that he sleeps on his left side in his sleeping bagnote  and his affinity for catsnote  all point to Aizawa essentially being a ninja hero.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Seems like an offbeat fellow but can get just as serious when the time comes.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Mic are good friends despite their clashing personalities, they actually have been friends ever since they were classmates at U.A.
  • One-Man Army: Surrounded by villains with a few that can't be stopped by his eraser power. Doesn't stop him in the slightest as he reveals he excels at hand to hand even without his Quirk. That said, he admits that he isn't really equipped to handle large groups in open combat for long and did eventually get overwhelmed.
  • Only Sane Man: Aizawa consistently tackles problems that are not glamorous enough to get the attention of the other faculty. He notices that the entrance exam discriminates unfairly against Quirks that aren't battle-oriented, and strives to prepare his students for harsh realities that All Might and co. tend to gloss over.
  • Papa Wolf: Much like with All Might, attacking his students is a good way to end up in the hospital. He was also angered by the crowd during the fight between Uraraka and Bakugo, telling those that booed Bakugo for supposedly bullying Uraraka that they shouldn't be heroes anymore, because not only did they not notice Bakugo was playing it safe, but because none of them had noticed Uraraka had been setting up a big attack.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He's virtually unrecognizable to the public and to even hardcore hero fans like Midoriya without his distinctive goggles. This is justified in that he's an underground hero who primarily operated at night. Due to his black ensemble along with his rapid movements, the only real discernible features on him would be his capture device, and his goggles. In the daytime, however, he simply looks like a scraggly insomniac wearing a thick scarf and sweats.
  • Parental Substitute: Downplayed. U.A assigns him with the main responsibility of looking after little Eri because his Quirk is the only reliable way to stabilize her should she ever lose control over her Quirk.
  • Perma-Stubble: Aizawa has five-o-clock shadow going nonstop. When he is seen clean shaven after the summer training camp incident, it's a clear sign things have gotten bad.
  • Power Incontinence: How his Anti-Magic works. It doesn't actually nullify the power itself; rather it nullifies the control over said power. Thus it works on Emitter and Transformation, but fails on Mutation Quirks.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Stern as he is, he isn't unfair. His past habit of expelling students was because he felt that it would be far more cruel to keep someone with no potential in the hero program when the end result for them would either be failure or death at the hands of a villain. In Vigilantes, which takes place before he started teaching at U.A., he runs into Koichi as "The Crawler" during a villain attack. Though he's obligated by the law to treat him as a villain for using his Quirk to fight without a license, he ultimately lets it slide because Koichi helped him out.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red when he's using his Quirk. Personality-wise, he's one of the sternest teachers at U.A. and is fully willing to expel his entire homeroom class should they step out of line or fail to meet his expectations.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cool-headed blue to Present Mic's hot-blooded red. Because of his personality, he winds up being the Blue Oni to most people he's with. Lampshaded by himself:
    Aizawa: (about Ms. Joke) Why am I always surrounded by these annoying types...
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: All Might mentions that he once expelled an entire class of students that didn't meet his standards. Midoriya was spared the same fate only after he managed to impress him at the last moment.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: A multi-layered one around his neck which he uses to bind his opponents.
  • Scars Are Forever: Of all the wounds he received during the battle at USJ, the one that has stuck around was a horizontal scar under his eye. Though he always wears long sleeves so we don't know what his arms look like after all that happened to them.
  • Seriously Scruffy: Aizawa looks incredibly disheveled and miserable for the most part. However, if forced to go before the press, he will attempt some degree of maintenance with his looks... then go right back to his old self as soon as he doesn't need to look good for the cameras anymore.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: When he has to appear before the media, he actually bathes and neatens his hair.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Will expel entire classes if they're not up to his standards, and is not above showing tough love to the students that do meet them. For example, he doesn't warn Class 1-A in advance that other hero schools will be out to get them during the license exams for their own self-development.
  • So Proud of You: When Yaoyorozu gets her confidence back and resolves to defeat him during her final exam. He doesn't say anything, but his smile says it all.
  • The Spock: His actions and thoughts are governed by logic, paying little heed to social or emotional factors.
  • Stern Teacher: At first, he seems to be an Apathetic Teacher, but it eventually comes to light that he just has high standards and very low opinions on those who don't meet them.
  • The Tell: His hair inadvertently reveals what his Quirk's weakness is during the USJ Arc.
  • Tough Love: His teaching style in a nutshell. He calls out failures, expects high performance, crushes naivete, and rarely gives praise. On the other hand, hard work is acknowledged, advice is given, eccentricity is accepted (to a point), emotional problems are understood, unfair outside critics will be silenced, and he will go to the bat to protect his students from danger. He can be harsh, but he does it only to help the students become strong enough to handle the unforgiving world of pro heroes as quickly as possible.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Since his Quirk doesn't boost his abilities in any way, Aizawa combines it with hand to hand combat. It makes him lethally effective since he is extremely smart on when to use it. Fittingly enough, this contributes to his Foil nature with All Might. It also applies to his fighting style. He has to rely on his impressive speed and agility, preferring stealthy ambushes to straight up brawls, due to his slender build.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His Quirk would be even more useful if he didn't suffer from dry eye.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the aftermath of the Hideout Raid Arc, he states that were it not for All Might's retirement, he would not just have expelled Midoriya, Kirishima, Iida, Yaoyorozu, and Todoroki for making an unsanctioned attack on the League of Villains, but every single student in Class 1-A save Hagakure, Jiro, and Bakugo simply for knowing about the plan and doing nothing to stop it.
  • When He Smiles: Disheveled, aloof to the near point of apathy, and perpetually melancholic, Aizawa rarely shows how much he cares about his students and their development into heroes. But when they show flashes of reaching their potentials and his high expectations, expect to see a mischievous smile appear on his face.

    Sekijiro Kan — Vlad King 

Sekijiro Kan — Vlad King

Voiced by: Shuuhei Matsuda (Japanese), Ben Bryant (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 13 (Anime)

Quirk: Blood Control

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Blood Hero

"Class A stole the spotlight every time in the first semester, so the second semester's gonna be Class B's time to shine. Got that? Not Class A. Us!"

The homeroom teacher of Class 1-B. His Quirk is "Blood Control", which allows him to control blood.


  • Bad Powers, Good People: Manipulating and weaponize blood is hardly heroic, but he is still a pro hero and a teacher.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His surname, Kan, means blood, but in Turkish.
  • Bloody Murder: He can weaponize blood.
  • Characterization Marches On: Early in the series, Vlad King's one sided rivalry with Class 1-A and Aizawa is a fairly minor bit of jealousy and barely gets mentioned. By the time of the Class 1-A vs. Class 1-B exercises, Monoma's rubbed off on him enough to the point where he can't say anything good about Class 1-A and believes even the most pathetic accomplishments make them better. Ashido calls him out on this multiple times.
  • Cool Teacher: Very supportive of his class and beloved by his students, particularly Monoma. He proves highly adept in teaching Class 1-B strategy and team maneuvers, which show fruit in the joint training where Class 1-B displays superior tactics and teamwork compated to Class 1-A. Aizawa even admits that Vlad King is a better teacher than he is.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is mostly clad in red and black colors, even his eyes are red and he seems to have a permanent scowl, but he is a hero nonetheless.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: It's mentioned in his profile that he has a dog at home.
  • Heroic Build: A big, strong-looking guy.
  • Large Ham: Proves to be this in the Joint Training Arc, much to Class 1-A's annoyance.
  • Meaningful Name: Kan is Turkish for blood. His name also contains the kanji to "vessel", "red" and "love", mostly referring to his powers of manipulating blood. His hero name is "Vlad King," a reference to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula.
  • Not So Above It All: He mostly acts in a professional manner, but when the rivalry between the two hero classes heats up, he's almost as bad as Monoma.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He has fangs like a vampire and a blood motif, but none of the other classic vampiric traits.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Before the Joint Training Arc, he constantly harbored a scowl on his face and seemed displeased or angry all the time. Even his resting face during the press conference was just a slightly less threatening scowl. He still sports a scowl during the Joint Training Arc, but he also starts having more gleeful expressions as he brags about his class's skills.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Aizawa. While Aizawa hardly minds him, Vlad King is constantly competing with the former to make his class stand more than Class 1-A, who has the attention of both the school and the media.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His hero name has also been spelled "Blood King", and even "Brad King", due to the fact that Japanese doesn't have V or L sounds in it naturally.
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Other U.A. Teachers

    Toshinori Yagi — All Might 

See his page.

    Hizashi Yamada — Present Mic 

Hizashi Yamada — Present Mic

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Sonny Strait (Season 1), David Trosko (Season 2) (English)

Debut: Chapter 12 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)

Quirk: Voice

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Voice Hero

"The great hero Napoleon Bonaparte once said... 'True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life.' Plus Ultra!! Break a leg, everyone!!"

A hero who doubles as a DJ. Usually plays the role of event announcer whenever one is required. He is also an English teacher.

His Quirk is "Voice", which allows him to heighten the loudness of his voice for offensive purposes.


  • Anime Hair: His hair is some sort of reverse pompadour that is three times bigger than his own head. This is actually only part of his hero costume, a sketch of him with casual clothes shows his hair is usually down and he is pretty normal looking.
  • Badass Teacher: Besides being a pro hero, he also teaches at U.A.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He might be the Life of the Party, but he's still a teacher at U.A. and has the skills to prove it. He also marks as 5/5 on the "Intelligence" stat and is the first one to point out that there's a traitor at U.A. and states his reasons to think so.
  • Big Word Shout: Justified as his Quirk is making his own voice louder:
    Present Mic:: YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
  • Big "YES!": This is actually one of his attacks.
  • Catchphrase: "Everybody Say Hey!"
  • Combat Commentator: Provides running commentary on the events of the U.A. Sports Festival, including the one-on-one matchups that happen in the final stage.
  • Cool Shades: Wears these as part of his hero attire, but not while in plainclothes.
  • Dumbass DJ: He can be obnoxiously loud at times. Aizawa definitely thinks so anyway.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Recovery Girl isn't a fan of his involvement in the final exams, because he's one of the reasons why her services are needed most after the exams conclude. He screamed until he made Jiro's ears bleed.
  • Gratuitous English: Sometimes spouts random sentences in English. Incidentally, he's also Class 1-A's English teacher.
  • Large Ham: Even without using his Quirk, he's very on the loud side.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Of the entrance exams and the U.A. Sports Festival. Naturally, this has even carried over into video games.
  • Lull Destruction: An in-universe example. Mic cannot be bothered to sit still in silence. He will go absolutely berserk and do anything in his power to fill the void of silence.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: He can amplify the loudness of his own voice. When he was born, his cries ruptured the eardrums of his parents and the doctors. He also has a directional speaker mounted on his neck to control where his sound wave attacks go.
  • The Narrator: Downplayed, but in the anime, he's the one who provides the voiceover explaining how the other characters' Quirks work. Concerning his Quirk, it's Aizawa who provides the voiceover.
  • No Indoor Voice: His Quirk is all about being loudmouthed, and he's a career DJ who thrives on being loud and lively. Except it doesn't translate well to the teaching atmosphere when he's irreverently loud for the occasion.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Aizawa are good friends despite their clashing personalities. They actually have been friends ever since they were classmates at U.A.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He'll occasionally bust out a frightening smirk with dartboard eyes visible under the shades.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The hot-blooded red to Aizawa's cool-headed blue.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Although he does not seem like the brightest guy, he has a 5/5 Intelligence stat on the Official Character Book, which is above even Aizawa.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the English dub's first season, Sonny Strait made Present Mic sound like a stereotypical DJ. In Season 2, the role was recast to David Trosko, whose voice is less nasal without compromising how bombastic Mic is supposed to be.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Bugs turn out to be a major weakness for him as he can't blow them away with his Quirk because sound can't travel underground, allowing burrowing bugs to sneak up on him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's deathly afraid of bugs. This is exploited by Jiro and Kouda when they are pitted against him during their final exam.

    Anakuro Hirooki — Thirteen 

Anakuro Hirooki — Thirteen

Voiced by: Inuko Inuyama (Japanese), Morgan Berry (English)

Debut: Chapter 12 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)

Quirk: Black Hole

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Space Hero

"Your powers are not meant to inflict harm. I hope that you leave here today with the understanding that you're meant to help people."

Nicknamed "Space Hero No. 13", they work as a teacher that overlooks the rescue exercises. A person in a space suit who is known for working with disaster relief. Their Quirk, "Black Hole", allows them to create black holes with their fingers; said holes can disintegrate matter at the atomic level.


  • All-Loving Hero: There's a reason they're the one teaching kids how to use their power for good - they outright believe any power can be used to save lives, and that saving lives is their natural use.
  • Ambiguous Gender: While they are referred to as the "gentleman hero", Thirteen's actual gender is unknown. Both the manga and anime make it a point to never show Thirteen's body outside of their costume, their costume appearing empty after being torn open by Kurogiri, and their hospitalized body being off screen while the scene focuses on their costume against a wall. The only part of their body that is visible in costume is their thin legs, which doesn't help. The anime doesn't help matters either by giving them a female voice actress in both the original Japanese and English dubs, as it is not uncommon to give male characters female voices to simulate a higher pitched male. In the English dub, they're the only one of the teachers helping out in the final exams who aren't addressed as "Mr." or "Ms."- in Japanese, the "-sensei" honorific is gender neutral.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's unknown how they look under that space suit. When they nearly die due to Kurogiri, the audience only sees the empty part of the suit and nothing more. While it's confirmed there is a body in the suit, as the suit is seen on the side with Thirteen is hospitalized while they lie in bed, their body is obscured by the remains of the suit, making it unknown if they appear human of not.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Through their Quirk, they can create black holes that can disintegrate matter at the atomic level, easily capable of killing people if they're drawn close enough. However, Thirteen's a All-Loving Hero who cares deeply for the students and uses their Quirk exclusively for disaster relief and sometimes the capturing of villains. They also avoid combat because they note this Quirk is one that can easily kill if harnessed improperly.
  • Badass in Distress: Kurogiri critically injures them during the USJ Arc by reflecting the effects of their Quirk back at them through his power, forcing the students to split their attention between protecting Thirteen and fighting off the villains.
  • Cosmic Motifs: Thirteen is nicknamed the "Space Hero". Their costume resembles a space suit, they are named for the Apollo 13 mission, and their Quirk (named "Black Hole") gives them "black hole fingers" that can disintegrate matter at the atomic level. Uraraka, who has a gravity-based Quirk, looks up to them and partially patterns her hero identity on space as well.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A heroic teacher who has the ability to make black holes.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Thirteen unhesitatingly uses their Quirk against Kurogiri when he threatens the students, despite the very real possibility that it could've killed the villain had they gone all-out.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kurogiri used his warp gates to loop Thirteen into one of their own black holes, badly rending them apart. Thirteen survived, but they were laid up in the hospital for quite some time.
  • Meaningful Name: Their name means "Black Hole" and "Middle Space", both referring to them being a space hero and their Quirk. Their hero name, Thirteen, is a reference to the Apollo 13 mission, which famously went horribly wrong and turned into a disaster that the astronauts barely managed to limp home from.
  • Power of the Void: Uses their black holes for clean up during rescue missions, but mentions that they have to keep control over it so that it doesn't kill the people they're trying to rescue. This is because their black holes pretty much disintegrate everything it sucks to a molecular level.
  • Powered Armor: Their spacesuit is designed to keep their black holes under control. For example, their fingers have little caps they can flip up and use the gravity of the black holes they produce inside to vacuum-clean debris and pull things toward them slowly.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: Their Quirk can essentially be described as black hole fingers.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Kurogiri pretty much says this; being that Thirteen's Quirk is very dangerous, but is at a disadvantage without experience fighting villains.

    Ken Ishiyama — Cementoss 

Ken Ishiyama — Cementoss

Voiced by: Kenta Okuma (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)

Debut: Chapter 21 (Manga), Episode 13 (Anime)

Quirk: Cement

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"Listen. When it comes to fighting... It's all about making use of your particular strengths.

A being who can control any form of cement through his Quirk, "Cement". Also a Modern Literature teacher.


  • Ambiguously Human: There's a reason he's described as a "being".
  • Badass Teacher: He's the Modern Literature teacher.
  • Barrier Warrior: A more blunt example than most, one of the most common uses of his Quirk is to raise barriers from cement.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives an absolutely one-sided one to Satou and Kirishima during the Final Exams Arc.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Anything with concrete he can control.
  • Home Field Advantage: Very powerful in urban settings thanks to the abundance of concrete.
  • Irony: Despite being blocky, official material states that he likes round things.
  • Logical Weakness: He doesn't fare well in areas that have no concrete for him to manipulate.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "stiff, firm", like cement, referencing to his Quirk.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his cement powers to provide the ring for the Sports Festival.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's a hero who's a big fan of All Might.
  • Secret Keeper: In the know about All Might's condition.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Minor example. He's the first teacher faced during the final exams, and his sound defeat of Kirishima and Satou demonstrates that even if the teachers are going easy on the students, they're not playing to lose.
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    Nemuri Kayama — Midnight 

Nemuri Kayama — Midnight

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

Debut: Chapter 12 (Manga), Episode 9 (Anime)

Quirk: Somnambulist

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18+ Only Heroine
"With so much time left, I thought I'd park myself at the gate... but, well, taking that approach is just no fun at all... Because watching you run and shriek like a baby... makes the sadist in me ache for a chance to play."

An S&M-themed pro heroine. She refs the the U.A. Sports Festival and teaches Modern Hero Art History. Her Quirk is "Somnambulist", which allows her to release a sleep-inducing fragrance from her body.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her flesh-colored bodysuit is changed into white for the anime.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: During the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, she judges the fight between Todoroki and Sero in which the former quickly ends it by freezing half the arena and Sero along with it. Despite being halfway frozen herself, she asks Sero:
    Midnight: Be honest, Sero, can you move?
    Sero: (halfway encased in ice) A-Are you kidding?
  • Badass Teacher: She teaches Modern Hero Art History, which entails aesthetic features of hero work, and can easily incapacitate enemies with her Quirk.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being interrupted while she's talking.
    • Making fun of her age.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Had she stayed at the escape gate, she could've run down the clock, which would have caused Sero and Mineta to fail their final exam. However, her sadistic nature led to her pursuing Mineta, only to get pinned down by his Quirk far away from the gate. To her credit though, she was taking it somewhat easy on them, making it justified why she wouldn't be so willing to knock Mineta out.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Aside her dominatrix and Double Entendre tendencies, she genuinely wants to help students and encourages their efforts in becoming heroes. She believes she can stop teenagers from turning into criminals by being a teacher and sometimes supervises their Quirk training.
  • Chained by Fashion: Has two handcuffs on her wrists as part of her S&M motif.
  • Christmas Cake: In an omake, Mount Lady accuses her of being this by making a catty comment about her age.note 
  • Cool Teacher: Midnight tends to be very supportive of the students, as demonstrated with Class 1-A's naming assignments. She praises almost all the hero names, the exceptions being Ashido and Bakugo's.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: To go with her S&M theme, her Quirk being Knockout Gas is reminiscent of Chloroform.
  • Domino Mask: She wears a red one as part of her hero costume.
  • Double Entendre: A good chunk of what comes out of her mouth is this. Sometimes she even does it subconsciously, like her explanation about wanting to be a teacher to help students work through their teenage angst in Vigilantes:
    Midnight: Fufu... isn't it just wonderful? The blood, sweat and tears of youth? And various other... bodily fluids.
    Aizawa: Bodily fluids?
    Midnight: (while making a very suggestive squeezing hand gesture) Do I have to spell it out for you? There's plenty of kids out there who get stricken by puberty and go on to become villains and criminals because they weren't able to "let it all out"! And that's where I come in! I'll squeeze them all dry!
  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: Despite being a heroine, she wears a black breastless leotard over a white bodysuit to contain her natural sleeping gas powers, along with thigh-high stockings and black knee boots. She also uses a whip as a weapon. It's later revealed that her original hero costume was even worse, being effectively a braless corset leotard with a weapon harness that just happened to cover around a fifth of her breasts. This directly lead to the "Regulations for Exposed Skin in Costumes" bill, outlawing such outfits.
  • Duel Boss: The final exams are supposed to be two students against one teacher. However, Midnight knocks out Sero in three seconds flat, forcing Mineta to face her by himself.
  • Fangirl: Of her students, since they represent the pinnacle of youth. She gets excited watching them fight.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Vigilantes reveals that she wanted to become a teacher to help the youth, since she believes many criminals and villains are born of teenagers who were too repressed to properly express themselves when they were young. It's also implied that she likes to act as a counselor for the students.
    • In an omake, she goes into a detailed and logical explanation for the skimpy clothing, in that due to the nature of some Quirks, clothing hinders them and the sexiness for some became a necessity. Unfortunately, Mount Lady provokes her before she can finish.
  • Hot-Blooded: She loves the passionate youth, readily agreeing to bend the rules of the U.A. Sports Festival when things are done out of passion, such as letting Ojiro and Shoda drop out of the combat portion when they feel their pride won't let them compete without properly earning the spots or letting Iida use Mei's inventions. Additionally, she fangirls over the manly Defeat Means Friendship that happened during Kirishima and Tetsutetsu's fight and gets pumped up whenever it seems that a fight is about to reach its peak.
  • Hot for Student: A few jokes are made about her interest in youth being actually an interest in her students.
  • Hot Teacher: The 18+ Heroine has earned her name and reputation as a sexy heroine and is a teacher at U.A. In Vigilantes, she more of the traditional pedagogical hottie, as she dresses in secretarial clothes.
  • Knockout Gas: Her Quirk. It releases this from her skin, which is why so much of it is covered.
  • Male Gaze: Due to her revealing hero costume and general bearing, she's the subject of much male attention when she walks around.
  • Marshmallow Hell: In Vigilantes, this is she nullifies villains affected by her Quirk with a hug to her chest.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real name contains the kanji for "fragrance" and "sleep". Her hero name actually has two different meanings, referring to midnight as in bedtime, and midnight as in her after dark nature as a hero catering to a more adult crowd.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Just look at her hero costume. Even All Might is careful not to look at her when she is standing close to him.
    • Subverted in a Smash!! comic where she is supposed to be the teacher for a pool exercise for Class 1-A. Mineta and Kaminari believe they'll get to see her in some nice bikini, but she is wearing layers of unflattering clothes and hat to protect her skin from sun damage.
  • Nude-Colored Clothes: She wears tights all over her body as a form of censorship, which is more obvious in the anime, where they are white instead of skin color.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length hair.
  • Required Secondary Powers: She's immune to her own sleep-inducing mist.
  • Sadist: Watching someone runs away in terror gets her heart throbbing.
  • Sadist Teacher: Zigzagged. While she does have sadistic tendencies, she genuinely wants to help students and guide them towards their goals.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She publicly advertises herself as "R-rated":
    • Has no problem wearing BDSM gear during televised events or in class. In fact, her first hero costume was so revealing that a law was passed in response, requiring hero costumes to cover a certain amount of skin.
    • In Chapter 43 of Vigilantes, she wears a corset that shows off her ample cleavage, panties and dark leggings. Thankfully, her Quirk knocks out all the guys.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Even without the heels, she's still 175 cm tall.
  • Stripperific: Her hero costume invokes this. In order to use her Quirk, she has to have her skin exposed. This means that exposing as much skin as possible is necessary for her to be effective. Her original hero costume from when she was first starting out was an actual example, so much so that it provoked actual legislation concerning skimpy hero costumes.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: "18+ Only Heroine".
  • Weak, but Skilled: While her power is a 2/5 as stated by the Character Book, she more than makes up for it with an outstanding 5/5 in Technique. Her Quirk is not good for attacking, but it is strategically invaluable and has shown no apparent weaknesses yet.
  • Whip It Good: As expected of a S&M-themed heroine.

    Snipe 

Snipe

Voiced by: Tōru Nara (Japanese), David Wald (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 13 (Anime)

Quirk: Homing

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A sharpshooting hero. He possesses the Quirk "Homing", which allows him to control the trajectory of his bullets.


  • Accidental Pervert: Accidentally touches Hagakure's breasts after he's beaten in the end of the final exam.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Announces the presence of the arriving pro heroes to the invading villains of the training grounds by hitting a good number of them with his aiming skills. He even nearly severely wounds Shigaraki before Black Mist warps him out of there.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His hat has a big "S" on it, referring to his name.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a stylish gas mask as part of his costume.
  • The Gunslinger: His Weapon of Choice is a gun, fitting his cowboy theme.
  • Hand Cannon: Wields an oversized, double-cylindered pistol.
  • Homing Projectile: His Quirk, aptly called "Homing", lets him control the trajectories of his bullets to better hit their targets.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Justified by his Quirk, Homing, which allows him to alter the trajectory of his bullets, but he is still doing so while they're nothing more than a spec in his field of vision or while they're behind obstacles in such a way that he barely has any sight on his targets at all.
  • Out of Focus: Snipe is often shown as one of the teachers part of Nezu's inner circle and discussing the school's plot-important decisions alongside Midnight, Present Mic, Aizawa, All Might, and Vlad King. In comparison to them, he receives the least amount of attention and very rarely interacts with the students.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: As expected of a hero sharpshooter.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Averts this when he shoots Shigaraki mid-monologue. If Kurogiri hadn't been there to bail him out, Shigaraki would have been left helpless and captured.
  • Too Many Belts: Wears at least three or four of them under his poncho. However, each one serves a purpose, securing his holsters and body armor in place.
  • Transplant: He originally came from the My Hero one-shot.
  • Weak, but Skilled: According to the statbook, he's average in everything but technique which is ranked S.

    Ectoplasm 

Ectoplasm

Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Quirk: Clones

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"Less than ten minutes remaining... can you keep this up? I'm looking for... heroes who rise up and break through in the face of adversity."

A hero with a ghostly theme and U.A.'s Mathematics teacher. His Quirk, "Clones", allows him to create copies of himself out of ectoplasm coming out of his mouth.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He can create a huge copy of himself.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a heavy trenchcoat in costume and lets the collar stick up like the mantle of a cape. This is not to be confused with a Coat Cape where someone drapes their coat on their shoulders, because Ectoplasm wears his over his entire body.
  • Badass Teacher: Evidently, he's a math teacher.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Very creepy-looking, but he's a hero and a teacher.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: How he uses the copies he makes — multiple copies can attack the enemy at once, but they only take a hit or two to take down.
  • Extremity Extremist: Exclusively uses his legs during combat, leaving his arms tucked underneath his trenchcoat.
  • Handicapped Badass: He lost his leg in a past battle against a villain, and now uses two prostheses: a normal one for everyday civilian life and a lightweight one for heroism.
  • Hidden Depths: He apparently really likes karaoke.
  • Mystical High Collar: The lapels of his coat are very flared and upturned, and his powers stem from what is deemed ectoplasm, which is usually seen as the supernatural slime of ghosts.
  • Nightmare Face: He looks scary even without his mask. That Slasher Smile isn't part of his hero costume, it's just what his mouth looks like normally.
  • Self-Duplication: His Quirk. He's limited to creating around 30 clones of himself at once, but he can move and dissolve these clones at will. He can also create a big copy, but at the expense of not being able to create more clones while the big one is active.
  • Stealth Pun: Ectoplasm teaches math. He's the multiplying teacher.
  • Soul Power: Can manipulate ectoplasm to form clones of himself.
  • Training Dummy: His clones make great punching bags for students trying to get a better handle on their Quirks.

    Higari Maijima — Power Loader 

Higari Maijima — Power Loader

Voiced by: Yō Kitazawa (Japanese), David Wilson-Brown (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 13 (Anime)

Quirk: Iron Claws

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Excavation Hero

"If you keep making a mess of things, I'm going to ban you from here."

A Hero Support teacher and pro hero who wears an animalistic suit of mechanized gear.


  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He attempts to play this to the ever energetic Mei. However, she spends a good amount of time not paying attention to him or even outright ignoring his warnings.
  • The Faceless: Only ever seen with his mechanical headgear on.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is the resident tech teacher, able to help in designing and upgrading hero costumes and gear. He is also Hatsume's teacher.
  • Older Than They Look: Does he look 41 to you?
  • Powered Armor: He wears a suit of armor.
  • Shout-Out: To the Power Loader, the powerful yellow exosuit from Alien.
  • Slasher Smile: It seems to be his default expression.
  • Tunnel King: His fingers are tipped with claws that allow him to dig through the ground. Iida and Ojiro's final exam is set in a large field, which Power Loader is continuously destabilizing by digging.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear anything covering his torso.

Other U.A. Staff

    Nezu — Principal 

Principal Nezu

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English)

Debut: Chapter 12 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Quirk: High Spec

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"...What we need now is a revival. At least for the students...we need to present them with prospects of a brighter future."

The principal of U.A. High School. His appearance resembles some sort of furry animal. His character sheet reveals that his real name is Nezu, a play on the word for "rat" in Japanese, and that he's an extremely rare case of a Quirk appearing in an animal.

His Quirk is "High Spec", which grants him Super Intelligence.


  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: He's an animal who got Super Intelligence because of his Quirk.
  • Animal Superheroes: Naturally. Being a hero is one of the requirements for one to become a teacher at U.A.
  • Big Good: A formal example due to his position as principal of U.A.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Downplayed. While he chose to use his intelligence for heroic purposes despite the experiments that were performed on him, that doesn't mean that he won't enjoy the occasional opportunity to make humans squirm.
  • Cartoon Creature: Lampshaded in his very introduction. He is supposedly a mouse, but that wouldn't explain his size.
  • Character Filibuster: Nezu tends to ramble incessantly whenever he addresses the student body and faculty. All Might lampshades it best:
    All Might: With the principal, if I let him go on it'll never end...
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He's one of two teachers who wins their final exam fight, absolutely shredding Ashido and Kaminari, boxing them in by strategically knocking down their surroundings with a wrecking ball. Even when he purposefully leaves them a way out, they can't find it and lose.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Invoked. With his vast intelligence, Nezu can perfectly calculate where to strike with his wrecking ball during the final exam to create the exact chain of destruction he needs to rout his targets.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Actually has a real name, but is frequently referred to as the school's principal.
  • Evil Laugh: When showing his "darker" side.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: He's some kind of animal, but wears clothes just like humans.
  • Intellectual Animal: Thanks to his Quirk, he's actually smarter than any human.
  • Large and in Charge: Inverted. He is the smallest teacher in U.A. and its principal.
  • Meaningful Name: "Nezu" is a pun on the Japanese word for "rat", "nezumi". That said, whether it's really a Meaningful Name or a Non-Indicative Name depends on whether Nezu is a rodent or some other animal. At any rate, it reflects his past as a lab rat, be it literal or figurative.
  • Petting Zoo People: Actually an animal who was morphed to have a anthropomorphic body by his Quirk.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: Nezu is an affable creature who genuinely prioritizes the students' growth and well-being. He does have a "darker side" that is played for laughs, though.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Not quite as much as All Might, but his Intelligence at least breaks the official rating scale at 6/5. Appropriate, since Super Intelligence is his power.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: So far, he appears to be a nice, smart and trustworthy person, enough to be one of the few people that knows about the true nature of All Might's One For All.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: Part of the reason he gives off Viewer Species Confusion In-Universe is that he is too big to be a mouse.
  • Rugged Scar: Has one on his right eye. It's almost undeniable that he got it from the many abuses inflicted on him through experimentation.
  • Secret Keeper: He's one of the handful people who know about One for All, along with Recovery Girl, Midoriya, Gran Torino, Sir Nighteye, and Tsukauchi.
  • Shoulder Teammate: He is occasionally seen sitting on his colleagues' shoulders.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Nezu doesn't wear glasses but his Quirk's name, High Spec, evokes this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often spelled as "Nedzu" by fans.
  • The Strategist: As Kaminari and Ashido learn, Nezu is always many steps ahead of his opponents and it takes a lot of brainpower to outwit him, something they sadly lack going into their final exam. Nezu schools them harder than any other teacher, proving why he's the principal of U.A.
  • Super Intelligence: His Quirk, and its not that he is an animal with human level intelligence, his Quirk has made him the smartest person on the planet.
  • They Would Cut You Up: As an animal with a Quirk, he was experimented on when he was first discovered.
  • Viewer Species Confusion: invoked His species is indeterminate. As he himself says, he might be a mouse or a dog or a bear. This is lampshaded to the point that he's the trope image. However, it has been lightly implied that he is a mouse later in the plot.
  • World's Smartest Man: Nezu, whose Quirk, High Spec, does not merely give him Super Intelligence, but makes him smarter than any human on Earth, to the point that he's easily able to calculate the precise angles and velocities required to perform Disaster Dominoes with a wrecking ball. He's also in charge of the most esteemed hero school in Japan and his official ratings give him a 6/5 in intelligence.

    Chiyo Shuuzenji — Recovery Girl 

Chiyo Shuuzenji — Recovery Girl

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese), Juli Erickson (Season 1), Luci Christian (Season 2) (English)

Debut: Chapter 4 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Quirk: Heal

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Youthful Heroine

"All right, this poor boy should be sorted now. Are there any more injured to take care of?"

The school's resident nurse. Her Quirk, "Heal", speeds up the recovery of injuries of her patients.


  • Fan Disservice: Any one of the kisses she gives to heal wounds qualifies. Both the manga and the anime portray the first instance she does this as revolting enough to warrant an action splash graphic.
  • Good Is Not Soft: While Recovery Girl is a kindhearted person, if someone engages in Self-Harm through abuse of their Quirk, she'll eventually refuse to treat them unless it means they'll die.
  • Healing Hands: Played with, as her power allows her to magnify someone's own regenerative process.
  • Healing Magic Is the Hardest: Her Quirk technically doesn't heal injuries outright, but rather speeds up the patient's natural healing process to repair any damage. As a result, those healed by her are exhausted after receiving the benefits, and her powers can become ineffective after too many repeated uses due to the body using up its energy reserves, as Midoriya finds out the hard way.
  • Intimate Healing: Her Quirk manifests through smooches.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name contains the characters for "discipline", "provide", "healing" and "virtuous". All of which can connect to her personality and Quirk. Her first name, "Chiyo," sounds like chiyu (治癒), meaning "healing", which also explains her Quirk working via a Magic Kiss, or chuu. The "Shuuzen" in her last name is also homophonous with "repair" (修繕).
  • The Medic: She's the school nurse with the power to heal. You have to expect she's this.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: One of the oldest members of the school and naturally short in stature.
  • Non-Action Guy: Unlike the rest of U.A.'s staff, who are still active heroes when the need arises, Recovery Girl stays in her office and treats the wounded even during times of crisis. Considering she's an elderly woman with a Quirk that has no apparent combat value, it makes sense.
  • Non-Indicative Name: "The Youthful Heroine: Recovery Girl" is a senior citizen, not a young lady as the name suggests.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Befitting a healing-themed heroine, both her hairpin and cane are styled after a syringe.
  • Secret Keeper: She is one of the few people who knows everything about All Might's Quirk. This is because she was one of the people who helped him through his long and troubled recovery after All For One brutally maimed him, and not even her power was enough to completely fix him back up, because some of his organs were outright gone and she can't recreate lost body parts - that's a totally different Quirk entirely.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: "The Youthful Heroine".
  • Team Mom: As the oldest member of the faculty at U.A., she seems to have a tendency of behaving very motherly both towards her patients and towards All Might sometimes, reprimanding his bad behavior in the manner of a mother talking to her child.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Delivers one to All Might when Midoriya's drive to meet his expectations results in three limbs being so broken that they can't be healed with her Quirk the normal way, requiring surgery.
    • Does it again after the training session in which Midoriya and Bakugo are brutally beaten by All Might's overwhelming strength, saying that Midoriya's lower back was within a hair's breadth of snapping beyond all recovery.

    Ryo Inui — Hound Dog 

Ryo Inui — Hound Dog

Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (Japanese)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 13 (Anime)

Quirk: Dog

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Hound Hero

"WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT ME ALL GLOOMY-LOOKING FOR?"

The school's Lifestyle Guidance Counselor who sometimes falls victim to his canine nature.


  • Angrish: Starts barking and growling when he's worked up. Since he's introduced immediately after Bakugo and Midoriya's fight, he's so mad that he can barely get more than three actual words out.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He's a dog-themed hero, which is made pretty obvious by his hero name. He also greatly resembles a dog and tends to revert to canine behavior when he's upset.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He has a tendency to devolve into fits of angry snapping and barking and even physically attacking people in the process, but he is also a very caring guidance counselor who wishes to help students as best he can.
  • Face of a Thug: His face is a permanent furious glower even without the mask, and his eyes are lizard-like slits.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Like Gang Orca, he's stern and really intense when he gets worked up, but he's good with kids and cares deeply for U.A.'s students.
  • Meaningful Name: His family name contains the kanji for "dog", and his given name means "hunting", with the kanji used for it also being part for the Japanese word for "hound" (ryoken).
  • The Unintelligible: Not all the time, but when he starts spewing Angrish, it's hard for him to get his point across. He can talk just fine when he's relatively calm, though.

Robots

    Villain Bots 

Villain Bots

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 3 (Anime)

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Combat testing machines designed to simulate villains during the entrance exam.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In the Vigilante: My Hero Academia Illegals bonus Chapter 6+ Beta, a rogue Executor rampages in a city and is taken down by All Might.
  • Shout-Out: In the manga, during Present Mic explanation of the entrance exam, the villain robots are represented by a Koopa, a Goomba, a Piranha Plant, and a Thwomp, all enemies from Super Mario Bros. The anime replaces them with silhouettes of the robots. Also, the different types of robots are named after classes of starships from Star Wars: one-pointers are Victory, two-pointers are Venator, three-pointers are Imperial, and zero-pointers are Executor.

    Camera Robots 

Camera Robots

Debut: Chapter 25 (Manga), Episode 16 (Anime)


    Conveyor Robots 

Conveyor Robots

Debut: Chapter 37 (Manga), Episode 22 (Anime)


Others

    Eri 

Eri

Debut: Chapter 128 (Manga)

Quirk: Rewind

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"It's sweeter than an apple."

"I don't really know, but so many people are trying their hardest. So I want to know how it will turn out."

A young girl whom Chisaki claimed to be his daughter. She was held by the Hassaikai, as her Quirk was central to their plans, before being rescued by the heroes. As of the Culture Festival Arc, she's been taken into custody by U.A. and is taken care of by the staff.


  • Abusive Parents:
    • Chisaki pretends to be her father just for the sake of corralling her more easily. He makes her think she's a weapon being used to and born to destroy people. He drains her blood to use its properties to make Quirk-nullifying darts. When she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to break her down and reset her back to normal. Given what's seen of people who have been broken down, it cannot have been a nice experience at all. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about it.
    • Her mother didn't want anything with Eri after her husband was erased from existence by the girl's Quirk, so she left Eri into the care of her father, the former Boss of the Shie Hassaikai, after telling Eri that she's cursed.
  • Adult Fear: Eri is a prisoner to a stranger impersonating a parent to exact control over them under pain of death to his enemies and even her, with the power to immediately undo it.
  • Back from the Dead: According to Chisaki, she'll be all right if he "destroys" her so long as he "repairs" her immediately — and it's happened before. The prospect of hearing this makes Mirio sick.
  • Blessed with Suck: Eri can rewind living beings to a previous state. A bout of Power Incontinence led to her accidentally erasing her father from existence. Her Quirk then led Chisaki to take an interest in her as a source of Quirk-erasing drug, which he extracted from her body in an excruciatingly painful process.
  • Broken Bird: Eri has been abused so much in the hands of the Hassaikai and Overhaul that she has actually resigned herself to bear the suffering out of sheer hopelessness. When she's going to be harmed because Overhaul will fix any damage done to her and is throwing her under the bus, Eri grits her teeth and waits for the inevitable. She is in a near catatonic state when she finally meets Midoriya out of fear and pain, and by the time Midoriya and Mirio meet her in the hospital after the raid, the overall trauma has caused her to forget how to smile.
  • Broken Tears: In the middle of being rescued, Eri starts to break down in tears when she sees that the rescue operation is only managing to get heroes brutalized left and right, and they get worse when Chisaki gives a Breaking Speech saying that it was selfish of them to try and rescue her because Eri is unwanted and trying to save her will just result in more pain for her and everyone involved.
  • Combination Attack: Eri continually heals Midoriya's wounds to bypass One For All's drawback to pull out one-hundred percent of its power against Chisaki in the final battle of the internship arc, while Midoriya continuously destroys his own body to keep her from accidentally erasing him.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's a young defenseless girl in the Hassaikai's custody who are using her cells as the basis for a drug-dealing operation. Saving her and taking down the Hassaikai are the objectives of the Internship Arc.
  • Devolution Device: Humans with Quirks are considered the next stage of evolution. Eri's Quirk is a Semantic Superpower revolving around the term "rewind", which Chisaki exploits to create bullets that De-Power those with Quirks, turning them into normal humans. He also suggests that she can turn a human into an apelike creature with some effort.
  • The Dog Bites Back: As Chisaki is about to escape with her during his fight with Midoriya, Eri, reminded of the heroic sacrifices of those who came to save her, uses her Quirk to undo Chisaki's One-Winged Angel and free herself. Eri eventually teams up with Midoriya and uses her Quirk to erase the drawbacks of fighting at One For All at 100% allowing the two of them to defeat Chisaki once and for all.
  • Foreshadowing: Eri's Quirk shows that Quirks aren't always physical abilities, and rarely, can be metaphysical forces that warp reality in strange and impossible ways. Soon after, the revelation hits that One For All isn't a purely physical ability either.
  • Heal the Cutie: She's introduced as a quiet, traumatized little girl after accidentally killing her father and being tortured by Chisaki to make anti-Quirk bullets. Midoriya and Mirio make it their personal mission to make her smile again, and using friendship, treats, and The Power of Rock finally help her to become the Cheerful Child she was meant to be.
  • Healing Hands: Since her powers let her rewind living things to a previous state, she can essentially make injuries never happen in the first place with a touch. Of course, if she holds on too long...
  • Heroic Albino: She has long white hair and red eyes, as shown on the cover of Chapter 153.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A non-deadly one, but Eri decided to go away with Chisaki instead of being saved by Mirio and Midoriya because she could tell the two would most likely die in a fight between them.
  • Hope Spot: She finally manages to escape wherever she was being held captive and finds heroes willing to rescue her... but has to go back for the sake of those heroes' lives.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sports a small horn on one side of her head. When her Quirk activates, sparks can be shown coming off of it. Chapter 167 reveals that the horn is where her Quirk originated from, and also that it has shrunken.
  • Only One Name: She is the only named character to have no surname.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother left her into the Shie Hassaikai's custody when she accidentally erased her father from existence when she awakened her Quirk. She's been in Chisaki's captivity so long she doesn't even know what heroes are.
  • Patricide: She accidentally erased her father from existence when she awakened her Quirk.
  • Power Incontinence: Eri is evidently unable to control her own Quirk. Her Traumatic Superpower Awakening erased her father from existence, and Chisaki's dialogue indicates she hasn't yet improved in this regard. Midoriya compares her use of her Quirk as slamming her foot on the gas pedal and unable to get off it. By the time Midoriya finally defeats Overhaul, her Quirk's gone so far out of control it's only due to Aizawa that Midoriya isn't Ret Gone either.
  • Power Nullifier: She is being used to create anti Quirk bullets. Unlike Aizawa, the bullets attack the Quirk itself instead of just halting the use of one. At least at first. Chapter 156 reveals that it's not exactly a power nullifying Quirk, but a Quirk that can restore a person to a previous state, like rewinding a biological clock.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Shie Hassaikai are producing Power Nullifier bullets that disable the Quirk factor through the use of Eri, a little girl who has a Quirk that allows her to rewind things back to a previous state. They do this by harvesting her blood and tissues as a prime matter for the bullets until she's dead. Then their leader, Overhaul, who has the power to deconstruct and reconstruct anything he touches, brings her back to life to repeat the process. Midoriya and Mirio are absolutely disgusted in themselves that they weren't able to immediately save her when they encountered her beforehand after they found out. Even the former Boss of the Shie Hassaikai was appalled by the lengths Overhaul was going to in order to gain power.
  • Protectorate: She's this for Mirio and Midoriya from the moment they get her away from Overhaul. Aizawa is later appointed to oversee her since he can stop her with his Quirk in case her Quirk goes haywire. She is now under the custody of U.A.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length hair.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played with. On the one hand, her Quirk is very dangerous when used improperly. On the other hand, when used properly, it can be very beneficial, and Eri herself is a sweet and adorable girl.
  • Ret Gone: One of the applications of her Quirk, which lets her "rewind" living things to a previous state, including to the state in which they never existed. She accidentally did this to her father when her Quirk first awakened, and the bullets that Hassaikai are producing work by rewinding the people they shoot to a state from before humanity first developed Quirks.
  • Semantic Superpower: Her unnamed Quirk is described as being able to "rewind" things to a previous state. So far, she's removed Quirks, undo fusions, heal injuries, and erase people from existence. Because such a power can easily become a Story-Breaker Power, she's hospitalized and feverish at the end of her spotlight arc, which also implies that her power is limited.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: After being rescued from Chisaki and taken in by the authorities to be healed. She's finally able to lose the rags she was wearing previously and given proper clothing. Looking quite cute in the process.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her power would take all the tension out of the story if she could control it. For example, she could rewind All Might back to his powered-up form, undo all of Midoriya's injuries, give back Mirio's Quirk, etc. For this reason, the end of the Internship Arc sees her feverish and unconscious in a hospital, incapable of using her powers. After she recovers, her Quirk becomes much weaker and somewhat unstable due to the massive amount of harmful Quirk enhancing drugs Chisaki used on her.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: One of the rare Type 2s of this series. Her Quirk is completely unlike any that belongs to her family tree due to a rare genetic mutation that changed it.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: She discovered her Quirk when she accidentally rewound her father out of existence with it. This caused her distraught mother to disown her, leaving her into the care of her grandfather and adoptive uncle.
  • Troubled Child: After being horribly abused by her adoptive uncle, Chisaki, she is so broken that she is unable to smile. Midoriya and Mirio greatly regret not saving her when they had the chance.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Justified. Eri's rewinding Quirk verges on being a Story-Breaker Power, but because it only affects living beings and suffers from massive Power Incontinence, it can't be properly trained without having to risk a life in the process as Aizawa notes.
  • When She Smiles: After spending nearly her entire page time since her introduction unhappy due to her abuse, she finally breaks out into a huge, happy, uninhibited grin while watching Class 1-A's performance at the U.A. Cultural Festival. The sight of it clearly delights Mirio.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Eri has a Quirk that absolutely cannot be a physical ability since it explicitly warps living creatures to whatever is vaguely defined as backward. Obviously, it's one of the most dangerous powers in the story because no one understands how it works and can't research it without sacrificing human lives, so U.A. will stop at nothing to keep anyone else from getting their hands on her after taking her away from Chisaki.

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