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Shie Hassaikai

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A group of dangerous Yakuza, lead by Overhaul and with the plan of taking the Leader of the Underworld title that was once held by All For One. As a whole, they're based on the corruption of Buddhism, specifically its Eightfold Path, with Chisaki acting as a Buddha analog.
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    In General 
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The "Shie" part of the Shie Hassaikai is Japanese for "filth of death".
  • Plague Doctor: Several members of the Shie Hassaikai, including their mysophobic leader, Overhaul, wear masks like that of a plague doctor. Overhaul's Quirk, in addition to the ability to kill his targets with a single touch, allows him to heal the physical and mental diseases entirely, with the drawback of a moment of intense pain.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The "Hassakai" part of the Shie Hassaikai derives from Japanese for the eight precepts, the rules observed by Buddhist devotees on observance days and festivals.
  • Yakuza: The Shie Hassaikai is apparently one of the last few surviving in present-day Japan since the rise of All Might. Not only Magne had never even seen one before Overhaul, but also Toga didn't even know what a Yakuza is. When Mr. Compress explains that "[Overhaul is] an endangered species left over from old times", Overhaul says he isn't wrong.

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    Kai Chisaki — Overhaul 

Kai Chisaki — Overhaul

Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Kellen Goff (English)

Debut: Chapter 115 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

Quirk: Overhaul

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"Don't touch me."
Click to see his fusion with Shin Nemoto. 
Click to see his fusion with Rikiya Katsukame 

"A bunch of adults got together, and all they stole was a small convenience store register? I think that's weird... If you've got this many people, you should have a bigger goal. You guys are sick. You need to get better."

A strange yakuza who leads the Shie Hassaikai. Is vocal about cleanliness and sickness. His Quirk, "Overhaul", allows him to disassemble and reassemble anything that he touches with his hands.


  • Abusive Parents: He pretends to be Eri's 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He seems to have some degree of OCD, or of mysophobia. As soon as he is touched, he gets extremely uncomfortable and violent, besides his constant comments about cleanness and dirtiness.
  • An Arm and a Leg: While Chisaki would normally be able to reassemble his limbs and body parts if they get destroyed, Mr. Compress and Shigaraki tore off both of his arms, rendering him incapable of activating his Quirk, and thus permanently disfiguring him.
  • Animal Motifs: Everyone in his group wears some kind of beak-like mask, much like his plague doctor's mask, making the lot of them look like birds.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Overhaul has an unusually powerful Quirk capable of giving him great advantages in fights despite his actual lack of skill in fighting, such as a lack of knowledge of martial arts and such. Even when meeting him for the first time, Mirio notices he isn't someone they can just fight and defeat easily. His skills are big enough to turn him into a small kaiju-like monster by mixing himself with Rikyia and the ground.
  • Arc Villain: He is the primary antagonist of the Internship Arc and the leader of the Shie Hassaikai.
  • Asshole Victim: His fate at Shigaraki's hands was definitely horrifying but considering the fact that he was responsible for torturing a little girl to the point of death and then deconstructing/reconstructing her over and over again in order to harvest her cells, permanently destroys Mirio's Quirk, and killed Sir Nighteye, it's hard to say that he didn't have his punishment coming.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Overhaul is the leader of the Shie Hassakai and also has the strongest Quirk amongst the group.
  • Ax-Crazy: He absolutely freaks out when someone touches him. He blew off Mr. Compress' arm for merely touching him.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He is seen wearing two suits in different flashbacks; a black one when he fought Rappa and a white one when he recruited Nemoto.
  • Bad Boss: He's fully willing to use his subordinates as meat shields, only seeing their deaths as minor inconveniences, and even kills a lackey after retrieving Eri because he let her get away. It's shown that most of his underlings actually despise him, and only follow him out of fear.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: As a part of his Quirk, he can simply destroy people with a single touch, apparently, blowing up people's upper half is a common move for him, having been used on both Magne and Rappa. That said, he can also utilize his power as Healing Hands.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, DON'T touch him. Or he'll pop you like a zit. And we do mean "pop" in the most literal sense. In his earlier years, he also was enraged by people looking down on the Yakuza.
  • Bishōnen: Downplayed. He is tall and has an androgynous face, with thin eyebrows, narrow eyes, prominent eyelashes, a short, narrow nose, and a pointed chin. His build, however, is actually large and muscular as seen in his Shirtless Scene, though not to the extent of All Might or Endeavor.
  • Break the Haughty: At the start of the Internship Arc, Chisaki dismisses the League of Villains as being overhyped and makes a big show about recruiting them onto his side for his Evil Plan. By the end of the arc his operation is completely in shambles thanks to a well-planned assault by Nighteye's Operation. A fully empowered Deku crushes Overhaul in a duel. He is beaten thanks to Eri, the very same girl he tortured for his plans to work, and is left at the mercy of the very same "overhyped villains" he had derided.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Despite having a Quirk himself, he is implied to hate other Quirk Users.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He's definitely stronger as his fusion with Rikiya, but 100% Full-Cowl Midoriya's sheer speed renders that strength and his own Touch of Death Quirk nigh-useless since he could neither touch or even react fast enough to Midoriya's movements. As such, his intimidating Kaiju form just makes him a big, slow target for Midoriya to pound on without remorse. The only real "threat" Overhaul actually poses to Deku in this form is the fact Eri's own Quirk might outpace the damage he was dealing himself in attacking Overhaul and Ret Gone him.
  • Combat Medic: He's known to heal his minions from injuries mid-combat, and even revive someone he just blew up just to make a point.
  • Curbstomp Battle: On the receiving end by a 100% Full-Cowl Midoriya. Thanks to Eri mitigating the risks of One For All at that power output, Midoriya utterly thrashes him in only two chapters.
  • Death Is Cheap: As a result of his Quirk, he can kill and bring people back to life freely by tearing them apart and putting them back together again in an instant, so he doesn't really care if his underlings die and freely kills them when he gets pissed off. Rappa has apparently been killed and brought back 6 times due to challenging him to fights. But if someone is already long dead or Overhaul destroys someone past the point of no return, then that's that. He also does this regularly to Eri.
  • Devour the Dragon: When things start looking bad for him, he seemingly kills Shin Nemoto and fuses with him. Later, after being de-fused, he does the same thing to Rikiya.
  • Discard and Draw: Overhaul tries to fuse with Shin to gain more power, but Eri's Rewind Quirk undoes the fusion. Overhaul simply trades up for the much bigger Rikiya and fuses into an even more horrifying monstrosity.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He blows off Compress's arm not for attacking him, but for simply touching him.
  • The Don: In contrast to Shigaraki's League of Villains, he is the leader of an organized crime syndicate with plans on bringing a proper return to the Yakuza.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • His first moment has him creepily stating that the sick villains must be cured.
    • And then there's him killing Magne by making her upper body explode.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Holed up somewhere in his compound is the Boss, who is clinging to life on a machine, and in all likelihood Chisaki's mentor and one of the key motivators behind why he hates sick people, because for some reason, he can't restore his health. The Yakuza underlings try to imply that he poisoned the Boss, but both he and Chronostasis believe they follow the Boss's will. The truth is a bit more complicated. He created his Evil Plan with the intention of saving the Yakuza and repaying the Boss's kindness to him throughout his life. However, the Boss was appalled by the lengths Chisaki is willing to go to do it, specifically the torment Eri goes through with the process of harvesting her blood and cells for the Quirk-canceling and restoring bullets and forbade it. Chisaki disagreed with that and decided that only he knew best about what the Boss would want, so he put the Boss on the life machine so he wouldn't be able to interfere with the operation. However, Chisaki genuinely believes what he's doing is in the Boss's best interests and that the Boss simply needs to see the plan come to fruition himself to understand that too.
  • Evil Is Petty: He has a faint hard to notice scar near his hairline that he got during his brief scuffle with Magne. The Volume 17 extras reveal that while it would be easy to erase, he left it there to show how little the scuffle with Magne and her death as a whole meant to him.
  • Evil Plan: To get his yakuza group back into power over the underworld, Chisaki intends to create both a Quirk-ending drug and a Quirk-reacquiring serum using Eri's Quirk, flesh and blood as base, selling them to villains and heroes respectively to create a monopoly over an untapped market regarding control of Quirks, essentially destroying the world as they know now that Quirks aren't safe. Ultimately deconstructed when it turns out that, despite his formidable abilities as a long term thinker, he is ultimately undone by his inability to adapt when things stop going according to plan.
  • Evil Uncle: Although he pretends to be Eri's father, he is actually her adoptive uncle on the mother's side.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He sees himself as this to Shigaraki. Subverted when Shigaraki turns the tables on him and claims his group will trump Overhaul's.
  • Exact Words: He believes that the sick villains must be cured and this is exactly what he has done to Reservoir Dogs, by healing them from their diseases after defeating them.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Overhaul gives Deku a short description of Eri's Quirk while telling him that she will kill him. This bites him in the ass BIG TIME when Deku uses that helpful advice to unlock Deadly Upgrade and proceeds to shit stomp Overhaul.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: When he meets Midoriya and Mirio, he claims to be Eri's father. However, a flashback in Chapter 156 reveals that she's actually the granddaughter of the Shie Hassaikai's old Boss, who was his Parental Substitute, meaning that he's actually her adoptive uncle.
  • Fatal Flaw: Strategy Versus Tactics - despite his abilities as strategist, Overhaul's poor short-term decisions and inability to adapt when things stop going according to plan ultimately leads to the downfall of both himself and his organization.
  • Fate Worse than Death: When Shigaraki attacks the medical escort Overhaul's being escorted in, Overhaul expects Shigaraki has come to kill him. What Shigaraki plans is much more sadistic. He lets Mr. Compress pay Overhaul back for the loss of his arm by destroying his left arm, and then Shigaraki personally destroys Chisaki's right arm, robbing Chisaki of his ability to activate his Quirk, which required his hands. Shigaraki then steals the two cases necessary for the production of Overhaul's Quirk neutralizer and proceeds to taunt Overhaul with the knowledge that the League of Villains will be the next overlords, not him, and instead of dying he gets to live — powerless and looking on with envy — while it happens. Both villains even unmasked themselves just to laugh in Overhaul's face.
  • Foil: Both Overhaul and Shigaraki have Touch of Death powers, lead groups of villains and want to take the spot of All For One as king of the underworld. However, Shigaraki is a Psychopathic Manchild who often relies on sheer strength to solve a problem, ignoring the idea of making complex plans or seeking any gain that is not simply to take All For One's spot, while Overhaul is level headed, keeps a calm tone all the time and has a bigger plan to take over, which includes large sums of money or getting Shigaraki's "overhyped villains". Both hide their faces, but while Overhaul still seems to have a relatively normal face that shows seriousness and calm, has dark hair and clear eyes, Shigaraki's hand covers all of his face beside his eyes and is way creepier, has gray hair and red eyes. Chisaki's costume includes gloves and a plague doctor's mask because he hates being touched by people; while Shigaraki's entire motif is being covered by hands. Shigaraki, while skeptical at first, eventually learned to accept his teammates as True Companions while Overhaul sees his as expendable pawns and would kill them for minor infractions. Both of them are also obsessed with living up to their adoptive father figures, but Shigaraki obeys All For One even when he disagrees with him, while Chisaki is willing to cripple his yakuza father-figure out of a misguided desire to show him that his way is the best way to look out for his interests.
  • Fusion Dance: He can even deconstruct both his underling(s) and his own body, and amalgamate the two.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: It's a bit hard to notice, but he has a faint scar near his hairline on the upper left side of his forehead, the kind that looks like it was from surgery. The volume 17 extras reveal that he got the scar during his scuffle with Mague.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: His Quirk has both Touch of Death and Healing Hands functionality, but he's much more prone to using the Touch of Death and is an utterly repulsive person.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When Overhaul's limbs are torn off, the author makes an effort to avoid showing us what it looks like, only depicting what it looks like after he's had them severed and obscuring any clear shots of the bloody amputated spots.
  • Hates Being Touched: Exaggerated. Compress touches him, cue Overhaul looking very uncomfortable, "Don't touch me." cue Compress losing his entire left arm. He also kills Magne while irritably stating that he hates being "so damn dirty".
  • Hate Sink: By far the most loathsome Arc Villain from his Abusive Parents status alone, and that's before going into his worse crimes.
  • Healing Hands: Apparently his Quirk also encompasses healing, as the Reservoir Dogs have been shown to be alive, well, and cured of their illnesses.
  • Hero Killer: Officially became one when the catastrophic wounds he dealt Sir Nighteye were so bad, he died later that evening- not even Recovery Girl could help him. It makes Kai's Laser-Guided Karma even more deserved.
  • Humiliation Conga: Took a beating from Mirio, Sir Nighteye, Izuku, and Eri, and finally, the League of Villains, ending with the loss of his arms.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Utterly disdains the idea of breathing the same air as others without his mask and fully willing to kill people just for having the nerve of touching him, even if it's just the jacket. Yet when backed in a corner, he doesn't hesitate in the slightest to willingly merge a complete stranger's genetic material into his body or breathe the same air as everyone else the moment his mask becomes his actual mouth, thinking nothing of it. And then when his mask gets knocked off, he starts screaming and continues fighting on; the mask is hinted to be a token of his vanity and degrading sanity after becoming obsessed with sterility as he used to get along just fine without it.
    • Wants to eradicate Quirks from society, but uses his own Quirk to reach this end. Shigaraki calls him out on this one.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: He created his Evil Plan with the intention of saving the Yakuza and repaying the Boss's kindness to him throughout his life. However, the Boss was appalled by the lengths Chisaki is willing to go to do it, specifically the torment Eri goes through with the process of harvesting her blood and cells for the Quirk-canceling and restoring bullets and forbade it. Chisaki disagreed with that and decided that only he knew best about what the Boss would want, so he put the Boss on the life machine so he wouldn't be able to interfere with the operation. However, Chisaki genuinely believes what he's doing is in the Boss's best interests and that the Boss simply needs to see the plan come to fruition himself to understand that too.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Overhaul's grand plan was to monopolize the black market by abusing little Eri's Quirk. In the end, his organization is destroyed by the heroes and Eri is rescued. Mirio trashes him, Izuku fodderizes him and Compress and Shigaraki amputates his hands, rendering him effectively Quirkless. Shigaraki personally steals Overhaul's plans and projects as his own and calls him out for being an arrogant hypocrite.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is the first villain to actually murder major characters in the series upfront, both Magne and Nighteye, a villain and a hero. He also nearly killed several others, and introduced the prospect of Character Death to the story and how sometimes a hero can pay the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Tormented a little girl for a very long time to mine her of her Quirk, and forced the League of Villains to follow his lead when he killed Magne and crippled Mr. Compress. Not only is his organization crushed, but after the heroes defeat him, The League of Villains decide to mount an attack against him while he is helpless and steal the materials used to make his Quirk nullifying bullets (which were used to remove Mirio's Quirk) and destroy his arms that he needs to perform Overhaul, taking away everything Chisaki used to brag and all manner of threatening presence. They basically left him functionally Quirkless, if not emasculated.
  • The Leader: He is the leader of the Hassaikai. The invasion reveals that he is not well liked by his mooks, who prefer the old Boss over him with only his inner circle and the Eight Bullets of the Hassaikai, minus Rappa, actually respecting him.
  • Logical Weakness: His Quirk's ability to disassemble and reassemble just about anything is extremely versatile, but he actually has to physically touch his target to make it work. As such, Mirio's Intangibility Quirk lets him pound his ass, which is why Chisaki goes to great lengths to remove him from the picture. Also, Overhaul takes some time to assemble and disassemble, something Deku exploits to prevent him from healing. He is defenseless against overwhelming power and speed. Now that the League of Villains cut off his arms he is effectively Quirkless.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname contains the kanji for "to treat (disease); to cure", referring to his Healing Hands abilities.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: One of the biggest problems Chisaki had with the Yakuza's boss is that he was always locking horns with him over ideals they didn't share, and eventually Chisaki's mindset departed far away from what the Hassaikai Yakuza stand for and he started lashing out because he felt so undermined by a code he didn't stand for.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Kai Chisaki's obsession with purging Quirks and returning humans back to the way they were and denouncing Quirks as sickness goes well past Yakuza mind frame and hits extremism that is right up there with eugenics and Nazism.
  • Nephewism: He is essentially the guardian of his adoptive niece, Eri, ever since his adoptive sister left her in the Shie Hassaikai's custody. Unfortunately, he's extremely abusive towards the girl.
  • One-Winged Angel: After breaking down Nemuto's body and fusing it with his own, he takes on a monstrous multi-armed appearance with a gaping beak formed from his mask. After Eri cancels the fusion with her Quirk, he does it again with Rikiya and the ground around him, taking on an even larger, more monstrous appearance that looks like a Kaiju made of flesh and stone with multiple limbs and Chisaki's upper body in place of Rikiya's tongue.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Any good he does is for his own benefit. He doesn't want to kill people because he doesn't want to get blood on him, he showers Eri with gifts in order to buy her loyalty, takes in suicidal people to make them his meat shields, and he seems to only "cure" people of illness because of his mysophobia.
  • That Man Is Dead: Insists that he's abandoned the "Chisaki" identity, and gets angry when people call him that.
  • “The Reason You Suck” Speech:
    • He makes sure that Shigaraki knows how little he thinks of the leader of the Villains Alliance since he still managed to lose even after garnering the help of first-grade villains such as Muscular, Stain, and Moonfish.
    • He used Eri's past involving her parents as a means to keep her in line, often calling her very existence and Quirk a "curse" that destroys everyone around her. Mirio and Deku obviously disagree, with the latter calling the girl's Quirk a gentle and kind one before their final battle.
    • He calls all heroes as fake for not appreciating the glory of Eri's Quirk. It backfires when Deku gets pissed and kicks him into the sky. Afterward, Deku totally fodderizes Overhaul in just a few minutes.
  • Scenery Censor: After Compress destroys the joint attaching his right arm to his body, the bloody stump and the broken bit of arm still lodged in his restraint are masked by a sound effects bubble in the manga, creating an impromptu Gory Discretion Shot.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Sir Nighteye. Both were very stoic and calculating men who dedicated themselves to work as someone's right-hand man and had their characters centered a big disagreement with their bosses about what was best for them, leading to both of them acting against their boss' will for their boss' sake.
  • Shirtless Scene: He is seen shirtless in Chronostasis' flashback in Chapter 159.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's more concerned about his enemies touching him rather than attacking him, which is why he blew off Compress's arm.
  • Smug Snake: Chisaki constantly boasts about his plans to reform society and reassert the Yakuza's position as supreme, and how much he can stand unopposed with his Quirk, to the level he becomes insufferable. Shigaraki and Mr. Compress hate Chisaki because of the fact he's arrogant and use this as their reason to exact payback on him for the loss of Magne and Mr. Compress's arm, which robbed him of his ability to use his Quirk and pose as a threat anymore.
  • Squishy Wizard: His Quirk is very powerful and versatile, but his actual fighting skills are lacking (seen when a depowered Mirio still manages to give him a thorough beat-down) and without his abilities, he's basically defenseless.
  • The Starscream: Heavily implied. There was a prior boss to the Hassaikai before him, of which he was an underling, but the Boss is now ill, with implications Chisaki is behind it, and he took over the organization to make it follow his own plans regarding the Quirk-cancelling drug. Chronostasis and Overhaul scoff at the idea in private when trying to escape with Eri, suggesting it's more a rumor amongst the "loyal" underlings than true. The truth is actually more along the lines of From a Certain Point of View: Chisaki did cause the Boss's illness, but contrary to the "loyal" underlings' claim that it was for his own personal desires, he did it because he wanted to make sure the Boss wouldn't be able to stop him from using the Quirk-canceling drugs to bring the Yakuza back to power out of the desire to repay the Boss's kindness to him growing up. The Boss was against using Eri as Chisaki planned, so he was removed but kept alive so Chisaki could eventually show him the results and prove it was all Worth It.
  • The Strategist: Managed to formulate an ingenious Evil Plan for taking over the underworld and slowly develop a formidable organization right under the nose of the law. Ultimately deconstructed as Overhaul's poor short-term decisions ultimately lead to the downfall of both himself and his organization.
  • Superpower Lottery: Killing with a single touch is nasty enough as it is, but it also comes with Healing Hands, allowing him to heal even otherwise fatal injuries in an instant. To make it worse, it also works on non-living matter, allowing him to warp the landscape, and it can even perform a Fusion Dance by deconstructing/reconstructing both his own and his minion's body. About the only Quirk shown capable of countering his is Eri's own, since she has the power to revert things to their previous state and thus undo the effects, and even then it can only counter his Quirk's effects on living things.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: He early in his arc blows off Mr. Compress's left arm during his meeting with the League of Villains. Later when the League of Villains have Chisaki at their mercy, Mr. Compress uses his powers to compress just Chisaki's left arm, basically ripping it off his body. And then just to be even more sadistic, Shigaraki goes and decays the other away and severs it before his power kills him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The first thing he does when contacting the League of Villains is to kill one of its members and make fun of its leader. After this he expects them to just fall in line and help him. Instead, predictably, they decide to get payback instead.
  • Too Many Mouths: After cannibalizing Shin, Chisaki now has Nemoto's mouth on one of his hands. It's a side-effect of his monstrous fusion and he's later revealed to have a normal mouth.
  • Toplessness from the Back: His Shirtless Scene is shown from the back.
  • Touch of Death: Can cause people to explode with a touch.
  • The Unmasking: Deku punches him so hard in the face that his mask comes off...
  • Villain Has a Point: Chisaki didn't put stock in the League of Villains because, from the look of things, they didn't have any solid plan to go about attacking the hero society, while he did. Ironically, the League of Villains heeded his advice, realized Chisaki's plan was effective... and stole it for themselves, just to make him feel like crap because they earned their hatred and because while the Yakuza follow a code (which Chisaki only partially subscribes to), there is No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As the raid on the Shie Hassaikai's headquarters continued on, he began to lose his composure as his plan to escape unseen with Eri breaks down. His calm attitude begins to break once he realizes Mirio is much more skilled at fighting than him and continues to decline after that. He's unable to get out without numerous witnesses in the raid, he goes up against wave after wave of heroes, and Eri finally gains the willpower to escape from him. He's forced to sacrifice his own minions and demolishes several houses just to try and get Eri back, completely negating any remaining chance of getting away quietly, but at this point, he's little more than a raging animal clawing at any possibility of getting away with Eri. The breakdown is complete when Deku dominates Overhaul with overwhelming speed and strength, neutralizing his healing ability and crushes him.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a deep voice for someone who looks like he's in his twenties.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He created his Evil Plan with the intention of saving the Yakuza and repaying the Boss's kindness to him throughout his life. However, the Boss was appalled by the lengths Chisaki is willing to go to do it, specifically the torment Eri goes through with the process of harvesting her blood and cells for the Quirk-canceling and restoring bullets and forbade it. Chisaki disagreed with that and decided that only he knew best about what the Boss would want, so he put the Boss on the life machine so he wouldn't be able to interfere with the operation. However, Chisaki genuinely believes what he's doing is in the Boss's best interests and that the Boss simply needs to see the plan come to fruition himself to understand that too.
  • The Worf Effect: Is subjected to this to give readers a tiny glimpse of just how strong future Deku would be if he were to fully master One For All. Clue: Deku would be goddamn overpowered.
  • Worthy Opponent: During his One-Winged Angel transformation, he acknowledges that "Lemillion" is definitely stronger than he is.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He not only has been repeatedly taking Eri's blood in a very painful process but also callously tells Mirio that he has subjected her to mortal injury and used his Quirk to reassemble her at least once.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He not only has been repeatedly taking Eri's blood in a very painful process but also callously tells Mirio that he has subjected her to mortal injury and used his Quirk to reassemble her at least once.

    Hari Kurono — Chronostasis 

Hari Kurono — Chronostasis

Voiced by: Takumi Asahina (Japanese), Anthony Bowling (English)

Debut: Chapter 115 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

Quirk: Chronostasis

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Click here to see him unmasked 

"If... if Kai somehow loses... then at least we've still got the finished product and serum... I don't have the luxury of babysitting this guy. This is for the gang! This is for Kai!"

A longtime member of the Hassaikai who serves as Overhaul's assistant. His titular Quirk, "Chronostasis", allows him to slow down the movements of anything he hits with his clock hand-like hair. He has an hour hand, minute hand, and second hand, and the duration of the slowdown effect equals whichever hand was used to attack somebody with. However, Kurono cannot extend his hair unless he stays still.


  • A Dog Named "Dog": Kurono's shortened nickname "Chrono" is actually spoken the same as his real name in Japanese phonetic pronunciation.
  • Bishōnen: He has softer features and longer hair than those of Chisaki under his mask, making Chisaki look masculine in comparison.
  • Cool Mask: Following the motif for the rest of the Hassaikai Chronostasis wears a Plague Doctor mask that covers his entire face.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has softer features and longer hair than those of Chisaki under his mask, making Chisaki look masculine in comparison. Downplayed in that his hair only reaches his chin.
  • Prehensile Hair: Three arrow-shaped locks of hair which can stretch out like tentacles and attack people, and as he points out, can harm people along with inflicting time manipulation.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Whips out a six-shot gun from under his raincoat the second it looks like Shigaraki is about to draw a weapon from inside his own coat.
  • Time Master: His Quirk allows a limited application of time manipulation.
  • Undying Loyalty: His loyalty lies to their Yakuza family and he aids Overhaul because he believes he has what it takes to bring back the Yakuzas place in the world.

    Joi Irinaka — Mimic 

Joi Irinaka — Mimic

Debut: Chapter 125 (Manga)

Quirk: Mimicry

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"We're the Yakuza, so you'd better not look down on us!! We're gonna rise up again to take society's control from the shadows! The Yakuza's due for a revival! That's our bedridden boss's greatest dream, and we're gonna make it happen!! You're not gonna wanna miss it! So be grateful, you losers!!"

A member of the Shie Hassaikai who serves as the group's General Manager. His Quirk is "Mimicry".


  • Animate Inanimate Object: His Quirk allows him to "inhabit" an object and control it at his whim. Normally, he can't possess an object larger than a refrigerator, but with the aid of a Quirk-boosting drug he can take over an entire section of the Hassaikai's hideout.
  • Fatal Flaw: His temper, which is tied to a sort of Inferiority Superiority Complex regarding his status as a yakuza member. He can't stand anyone disrespecting the organization to the point of going completely berserk, which can make him vulnerable.
  • Genius Loci: Through the help of the aforementioned Quirk-boosting drug, Mimic is capable of inhabiting entire locations, manipulating them as he wishes.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: The real Mimic is not a little guy wearing a black cloak, but rather a huge guy possessing the cloak itself.
  • Last-Name Basis: Referred to as "Irinaka" or his nickname "Mimic" until Chapter 147, when his full name is given.
  • Logical Weakness: In order to perceive his surroundings while possessing an object, he needs to leave part of his real body exposed. This creates an opening that enemies can attack him through.
  • Mobile Maze: Under the influence of a Quirk-boosting drug, he constructs an entire mobile labyrinth that he modifies as he pleases in order to hinder Sir Nighteye's rescue operation.
  • Non-Indicative Name: His Quirk has little to do with mimicry and more to do with animating inanimate objects. The reason for the name seems to be that he makes the objects he inhabits act like the Mimic monsters from fantasy games.
  • Wingding Eyes: His human pupils look like starbursts.

    The Boss 

The Boss

Debut: Chapter 142 (Manga)

Quirk: Unknown

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The former leader of the Shie Hassaikai, as well as the adoptive father of Chisaki.
  • The Don: He is the former leader of the Shie Hassaikai.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was appalled by the lengths Chisaki was willing to go, specifically tormenting Eri by harvesting her blood and cells for the Quirk-canceling and restoring bullets.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is only known as "the Boss".
  • Foil: Both the Boss and All For One are the head of long-time villain organizations, want to keep their organizations up and running after their impact has faded, and took in young protégés off the street. But while All For One is a sociopath who let Shigaraki do whatever he wanted, the Boss has standards and was disgusted with Overhaul's Evil Plan.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: He wears a kuro montsuki, signifying the fact that he holds on to the traditional values of the Yakuza in contrast to Chisaki.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Chapter 156 reveals that he is Eri's grandfather on the mother's side.
  • Morality Pet: The Boss is the only person Chisaki truly cares about, so much so that Chisaki's whole Evil Plan was conceived with the intention of saving the Yakuza to repay the Boss's kindness to him throughout his life.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Chapter 159 reveals that when Chisaki got into a fight with someone who badmouthed the Shie Hassaikai, the Boss taught Chisaki not to harm an innocent but thanked him for trying to protect the Yakuza's honor.
  • Parental Substitute: He took Chisaki in when the latter was a child.
  • Unnamed Parent: He is referred to as "Father" by his adoptive son, Chisaki, but he is otherwise only known as "the Boss".
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Eight Expendables

    In General 
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"Those boys will buy us time."note 

We are all people who can no longer see purpose in being alive!

A group of eight yakuza whose sole purpose in life is to protect Overhaul, at all costs. They are considered expendable tools who exist only to throw themselves away at the whim of their master.


  • All There in the Manual: The extras of volume 16 reveal, among other things, the looks of Setsuno, Hojo and Tabe without the masks, Rappa's Quirk and Tengai's background.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Two of them, Shin Nemoto and Rikiya Katsukame, show up together with Chronostasis when Overhaul is first introduced looking over the mangled Team Reservoir Dogs' corpses, and they show up again later with Mimic and Chronostasis to help out against the Villain's Alliance.
  • Elite Mook: They do not seem to occupy a place much higher than normal mooks in their hierarchy, but they are definitely far stronger and much more dangerous since they don't care whether they live or die.
  • Embodiment of Vice: In Buddhism, the Eight Precepts are set of strict moral guidelines to be followed by the most serious of adherents. Each member violates a Precept through their Quirk or their personality:
    • Rappa is a corruption of the first precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures"— Kendo has a bloodthirsty nature and an intense excitement for fights.
    • Setsuno is a corruption of the second precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given"— his Quirk allows him to steal anything as long as it's small enough.
    • Rikiya is a corruption of the third precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual activity"— his Quirk works by stealing other's essence through physical contact to make himself bigger. Not to mention, he fights against an all-female team when he appears.
    • Nemoto is a corruption of the fourth precept, "I undertake to abstain from false speech"— his Quirk forces everyone around him to tell the truth, making him the only person able to lie.
    • Deidoro is a corruption of the fifth precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness"— his Quirk causes others to enter a state similar to intoxication, and he's The Alcoholic as well.
    • Tabe is a corruption of the sixth precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from eating at the forbidden time"— his Quirk allows him to eat and digest anything he wishes.
    • Hojo is a corruption of the seventh precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics."— his Quirk generates gemstones, which are often seen as valuable and pretty, that decorate his body.
    • Tengai is a corruption of the eighth precept, "I undertake the precept to refrain from lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place"— his Quirk makes him able to hide in a "high and luxurious place"- that is, his barriers. Additionally, translating the components of his name gets "The Canopy Wall", and a canopy is, again, a "high and luxurious place".
  • Plague Doctor: Most of them keep up with the motif, as set by their higher-ups, but some, namely Hojo and Tabe, don't.
  • True Companions: Several Bullets have this only in regards to each other, as they know that, to Overhaul, they're only tools. The exception to this is Rappa, who doesn't care for any of his fellow Bullets or Overhaul.
  • Undying Loyalty: With the exception of Rappa, all of them are willing to die in order to give Chisaki time to escape with all he needs, a sentiment he does not share in the slightest, but most of them don't mind.
  • We Have Reserves: They're all willing to become Cannon Fodder if they have to. Of note, when two of the current members first appear, there is another mook in a double-pointed hat and plague mask who looks like he might be part of the group when the Eight Bullets appear, but is really just there to serve as a Human Shield and becomes Shigaraki's first on-screen victim of the full disintegrating effects of his Decay Quirk. Shin Nemoto and Rikiya Katsukame also end up ultimately serving this fate as fuel for Chisaki's One-Winged Angel forms. It seems like if somebody dies in the hierarchy, someone new just takes their place to fill the vacancy.

    Shin Nemoto 

Shin Nemoto

Debut: Chapter 125 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

Quirk: Confession

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"Emotions are unnecessary burdens if things are to proceed smoothly. You should know that better than anyone."

A man who is completely devoted to Overhaul. His Quirk, "Confession", forces people to answer his questions honestly.


  • And I Must Scream: After being merged together with Overhaul, the head of his body, reduced to one of Overhaul's right hands, is revealed to not only be capable of speech and use of his Quirk but is also still aware of everything that's going on around him. Cursing Eri for his current predicament.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: A favored tactic for throwing off his opponent is to ask them questions that they have no choice but to answer and use that to probe for psychological weaknesses.
  • Back from the Dead: Potentially returned to life when Eri inadvertently de-fused him from Chisaki.
  • Body Horror: After fusing with Overhaul, Shin's face and its features apparently become part of one of Overhaul's hands.
  • Break Them by Talking: His strategy includes using his Quirk to bring up as many Dark Secrets and insecurities his enemy might have and weaken them psychologically with it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Not being able to attack with his Quirk, he carries a gun around when a fight seems inevitable.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His Quirk allows him to see that most people hide their true selves and weakness, and are disingenuous, it's part of the reason he's so loyal to Overhaul because he knows he is sincere. Therefore, Overhaul can be trusted, but others cannot, who recoil away when Shin calls them out for being two-faced.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Invoked; his Quirk can make people explain their Quirks so the Hassaikai are aware of their capabilities.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Outside his costume he wears glasses, and he's quite a cold and ruthless person.
  • Fusion Dance: Overhaul uses his ability to destroy both himself and Shin to reconstruct themselves into a single monster.
  • Informed Attribute: He, unlike most of the other Hassaikai, has a longstanding criminal record as a con man of many offenses and was scouted out on purpose. That's just his bio from what Mirio knows about him.
  • Living Lie Detector: Inverted. As long as he is the one asking the questions, only truths will come out.
  • Non-Action Guy: Shin doesn't have a Quirk suitable for fighting, so he has to rely on a pistol and Deidoro to help him out.
  • Only Friend: He seems to be the only member of Chisaki's Expendables who isn't trying to be expendable, just helping Chisaki out of true loyalty and companionship to him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He believes himself to be above the others in his group due to his Quirk, and calls himself the only one worthy of following their boss due to knowing the real truth of Chisaki's agenda, even using the Plague Doctor motif of his bosses. His belief is implied to be genuine, as Overhaul called him a comrade in the past and called out for him during his fight with Mirio.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Unlike many villains in the setting, Nemoto looks completely normal and unassuming out of his costume, which makes sense given he's a former conman and would have needed and trustworthy appearance to operate.
  • Truth Serums: His Quirk, effectively making his voice the "serum".
  • Undying Loyalty: Nemoto is absolutely loyal to Chisaki to the point the two seem to be actual friends as opposed to a master controlling his pawn. Chisaki is aware of this and kills him for more power because of it.

    Rikiya Katsukame 

Rikiya Katsukame

Debut: Chapter 125 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

Quirk: Vitality Stealing

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"I'm feeling a little more pumped... So tell me! What is it you want?!!"

A huge muscular man who battles Ryukyu, Nejire, Uraraka, and Tsuyu outside the Shie Hassaikai base. His Quirk is "Stamina Absorbing" and it allows him to inhale and absorb others' stamina after touching them, increasing his size.


  • Always a Bigger Fish: He comes bursting onto the scene, large, hulking and very imposing, and is the first person to engage in physical violence in the raid on the Yakuza. Then Ryukyu reveals her Quirk and transforms into an even more gigantic dragon, which takes him down in one blow. Even when he gets jacked up on a booster to level the playing field, he still is unable to surmount Ryukyu, though it does come to a stalemate for as long as the drug is still active and it takes the other girls interning under her to assist the pro hero.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Give him enough time to grow bigger and a booster shot for his Quirk, and Rikiya can become as big as Ryuku in her dragon form.
  • Body Horror: Overhaul completely disfigures his body after fusing with him, turning both Overhaul and Rikiya into a complete abomination. Like with Shin, this is later undone by Eri.
  • Bouncer: He is the gatekeeper of the Yakuza, the mightiest in stature among them, and the first wave to react if somebody comes after his boss.
  • Breath Weapon: A very unique case; his attacks are not launched from his mouth, per se, but he needs to inhale to draw in someone's vitality and grow bigger.
  • The Brute: Easily the tallest and meatiest of the Eight Bullets, and he can grow even bigger. He causes incredible destruction with every punch.
  • Don't Wake the Sleeper: When the raid on the Yakuza begins, Rikiya quickly proves he treasures his beauty sleep. He went berserk simply because it was too early in the morning to be bothered with such a ruckus.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not very clever, because he's mostly just a brute force attacker who has no real way of defending himself, gets one-shotted before being boosted by a drug, and easily outwitted by Ryukyu and the UA girls interning under her in a tag-team assault.
  • Dynamic Entry: Two; his debut, where he smashes through the League of Villains' choice of hideout in response to threats leveled at his boss, then again after being tackled by Ryuku, completely interrupting a major fight with Overhaul.
  • Fusion Dance: After Overhaul becomes separated from Shin Nemoto, he tries to fuse once again, but with an unconscious Rikiya this time.
  • Glass Cannon: Without a booster to strengthen his resilience, he's quickly defeated. The first instance one pro hero by herself easily overwhelms him, and even after he recovers and grows stronger, once his drug boost wears off, Rikiya very quickly loses in a 1-vs-4 battle.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's mildly sexist, as seen when a bunch of girl heroes team up to defeat him and he's surprised these "bitches" can still move. If anything, he was just pissed he was being beaten/outsmarted by a bunch of girls.
  • Power Parasite: Kinda like a mosquito, Rikiya saps someone of their vitality to grow stronger.
  • Sapient Steed: Played with, 'cause he's human. He's essentially Mimic's steed when Mimic is in his puppet form.
  • Sizeshifter: When Rikiya takes hold of somebody and inhales, he suctions their life force and grows bigger and stronger, exponentially so with each use of his Quirk. However, it does wear off after a while. His "Stamina Absorbing" is a Quirk that steals a person's vitality by touching someone and inhaling and is used to enlarge himself.
  • Stone Wall: Double subverted. First, he goes down from one attack by Ryukyu. Then, his booster drug activates and it takes over twenty minutes to corral him, with the heroes and police waiting for it to wear off.
  • There Was a Door: This guy wrecks everything in his path, even his own hideout, if it stands between him and his enemy. A lot of it has to do with being a very touchy fella.
  • Touch of Death: Downplayed. He can steal vitality on contact, but he doesn't have instant killing power.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Being thrown into the belly of the Yakuza hideout by Ryukyu created a moment of opportunity for the heroes to launch a counter-offensive against Chisaki and also caused Eri to discover how to use her Quirk when it flung up Mirio's cape and awakened a resolve inside of her.
  • Victory Fakeout: For one of Chisaki's eight elites, Rikiya seems to go down almost too easy... then a booster he got from Irinaka kicks in. He promptly wakes up and his Quirk becomes strong enough for 20 minutes to use simply by inhaling, not having to touch people. Within mere moments he's vampired away energy from everyone in his vicinity, which causes him to grow, and he breaks free of his restraints almost immediately.

    Deidoro Sakaki 

Deidoro Sakaki

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Sloshed

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"Bwa ha ha! Feeling drunk, are ya?! Hic... like... you... can't... stand up... can't stand up... straiiight?! Same here, man!! Which's why I ain't walking around down there! Better stay away from me, or you'll get just as plastered!!"

An alcoholic member of the Eight Expendables. His Quirk, "Sloshed", causes anyone who approaches him to lose their sense of balance, almost as if they were drunk.


  • The Alcoholic: Typical of a guy with the "Sloshed" Quirk. His mask is made specifically so he can drink booze and Ceiling Cling at the same time, not to mention the fact that he's drinking booze while fighting!
  • Ceiling Cling: Combined with Death from Above, he clings to things out of sight until he needs to show himself, and doesn't touch the ground. Deidoro can't actually walk on the ground because he himself is drunk. Whether this is because he's affected his own Quirk, or he's just drunk too much booze is unclear. It may even be a little of both.
  • Cool Mask: Because he loves alcohol so much, Deidoro's mask has drains fitted inside the eyeholes to prevent him from drowning himself by flooding the inside of his mask with booze while hanging upside down while drinking.
  • Knife Nut: His Weapons of Choice are throwing knives.
  • Sensory Overload: Deidoro's Quirk in a nutshell. He can influence his target's sense of balance, to the extent, it seems like they are drunk.

Garbage Trio

    In General 
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Left to right: Tabe, Setsuno, and Hojo.
"We all threw our lives away long ago!"
-Setsuno

The unofficial name for a trio of Yakuza (Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe) that have completely given up on life and are very close to one another. During the heroes raid in Shie Hassaikai, they face Tamaki Amajiki— Suneater — alone.


  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them have suffered greatly. Setsuno attempted suicide after he was left with crushing debt by his ex, Hojo was used to create gems with his Quirk before he was discarded when it was determined that the crystals he forms are worthless counterfeits, and Tabe was cast aside like garbage due to his strange behavior.
    Hojo: Some got tossed aside when they don't mesh with society. Another was betrayed by a lover and beset with crushing debt. Not even allowed to die, he survived sucking down water from the gutter. And another became a tool for a simple money-grubber. And when that pig realized my fake gems were worthless, we were deemed just as worthless and beaten to hell and back.
  • Despair Event Horizon: They all crossed it a long time ago due to their individual dark and troubled pasts
  • Villainous Friendship: It's heavily implied that they all knew each other before meeting Chisaki and that they were there for each other during the hard times.

    Toya Setsuno 

Toya Setsuno

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Larceny

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"We'd given up on life, y'see!! When we tried to kill ourselves by leaping to our deaths... a hero caught us! Can ya imagine our despair?! We didn't see the point in living anymore! There's no way you'd understand!"

A self-deprecating man that battles Tamaki, along with Tabe and Hojo. His Quirk is "Larceny", which lets him instantly move objects into his hands.


  • And Then What?: During their fight Suneater remarks that whether or not the Garbage Trio manages to defeat him, there's nowhere they can escape, and they'll be thrown in jail either way. But Setsuno simply remarks they don't care about their futures at all anymore; if they can help their boss in any way they'll do it without question.
  • Bungled Suicide: Setsuno mentions that he tried to kill himself but a hero saved him, this resulted in him falling in further despair.
  • Foil: To Amajiki. Both share a belief that they are worthless, but while Amajiki has people who attempt to counter these beliefs and actually believe in him, Setsuno's relationship with Chisaki only furthered his own self-worth issues and making Setsuno completely willing to die for him.
  • Hidden Weapons: Setsuno hides a knife in his mask and uses it to attack Amajiki via a headbutt.
  • Impossible Thief: He is capable of instantly stealing anything a target possesses with his Larceny Quirk. However, it must be something within his view and small enough to fit in his hand.
  • Meaningful Name: The "Setsu" of Setsuno means "To steal".
  • Self-Deprecation: Setsuno doesn't hold himself in high regards and calls the entire group human trash, showing how expendable they are.

    Yu Hojo 

Yu Hojo

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Crystallization

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"Even trash like us have pride. When given a job... you can bet we'll come through!!"

A stoic man that battles Tamaki, along with Tabe and Setsuno. Thanks to his Quirk, "Crystallization", his body is capable of growing crystal-like protrusions.


  • Bald of Evil: Hojo is bald. Very bald.
  • Gemstone Assault: Hojo's Quirk allows him to grow crystals from his body. It's similar to Kirishima's Hardening, in a way.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Hojo is particularly prone to remark that Tamaki, as a hero, is unable to understand the self-loathing and desperation the Garbage Trio all feel, as well as the bond they created with each other as a group of unwanted outcasts. Subverted as Tamaki not only understands but also respect the bond they have.
  • Meaningful Name: The "Hou" in Houjou (another reading of Hojo) is the kanji for "Houseki", meaning "Jewel/Gem", while "Yuu" contains a kanji of "Kesshou", which means "Crystallization".
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A non-fatal example. Hojo once used his Quirk to create gems that his boss would then sell. His boss realized that the gems were monetarily worthless, and threw Hojo out when he did.

    Soramitsu Tabe 

Soramitsu Tabe

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Food

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"Eat!! Eat!! Eat!! Eat!!"

A nearly feral man that battles Tamaki, along with Setsuno and Hojo. Tabe's Quirk is "Food", and it allows him to eat and instantly digest anything he can bite into.


  • Ax-Crazy: Tabe acts less like a human and more like a perpetually hungry animal.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Tabe's "Food" allows him to devour and digest anything in his way instantly.
  • Ironic Name: The "Mitsu" in Tabe's surname means "Satisfied", which is ironic because he's never full.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tabe" means "To eat".
  • Nightmare Face: Tabe has a very large mouth with big teeth that look very unnatural. Not to mention his constantly bulging eyes.
  • The Quiet One: Tabe only speaks to express how tasty Tamaki's octopus tentacles are, and even then it's barely two words.

The Shield and Spear

    In General 
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Left to right:Rappa and Tengai.
"We are spear and shield."
-Tengai

A duo comprised of Kendo Rappa and Hekiji Tengai, both of whom face Kirishima and Fat Gum together. Rappa acts as a spear by dishing out Armor Piercing Attacks, while Tengai acts as a shield by creating barriers with his Quirk.


  • Brains and Brawn: Tengai and Rappa, respectively. Tengai calmly uses logic to see what's happening while Rappa just wants to fight the enemy.
  • Dual Boss: More like Dual Midboss, but still applicable. Rappa and Tengai fight as a unit despite not really liking each other. Rappa deals damage with his attacks while Tengai protects them both with his barriers, making for a fearsome combo.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rappa is a hot-headed Blood Knight while Tengai is a cold and calm Barrier Warrior.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They don't really like each other and have different ways to approach a situation and even how they treat Overhaul. While Rappa shows a level of disdain for him and wants to beat everyone into a pulp, Tengai looks up to Overhaul and openly defends him while seeking the optimized way to defeat an opponent. Despite that, they still manage to work together perfectly well and bring down enemies while fighting between themselves.

    Kendo Rappa 

Kendo Rappa

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Strongarm

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"I think... there's something real tasteless about bringing a gun or a knife to a fight. Whoever's got the weapon wins, right? That ain't a real fight. Men're meant to rip each other apart with their own power. You feel me?"

A hot-blooded man with a strong warrior-like mentality. He and Tengai fight Fatgum and Kirishima using his Quirk, "Strongarm", which allows him to move his shoulders at an extreme speed and power, giving him fast and strong punches.


  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Rappa is strong enough to break through Kirishima's and Fatgum's defensive Quirks with ease.
  • Blood Knight: Even more than the others, Rappa throws himself cheerfully into battle and enjoys the opportunity to face opponents who aren't immediately crushed by his fists. He even tries to attack his partner Tengai when his barriers interfere with the fight; and openly admits that he has no loyalty to Chisaki and only follows him for an opportunity to fight him again.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Rappa operates according to his own view of respecting only the people who have proven to be strong, regardless of whether they are supposed to be his allies or enemies. He hates Tengai who doesn't have interest in a full-blown fight but grows to respect Fatgum and Kirishima's strength and determination in battle to the point of telling them about an infirmary close by to heal their wounds and let them tie up Tengai to arrest him later.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk, "Strongarm" basically switches how his shoulder sockets work to allow greater speed and power to them thanks to how he rotates it. It's a simple Quirk that he uses to enhance his powers greatly.
  • Boxing Battler: Rappa's preferred fighting style since his Quirk can only enhance his punches. It's more than enough.
  • Death Seeker: An odd version. He doesn't consider a fight properly completed unless either he or his opponent is dead. He really wants Kirishima to get well soon so they can have a real fight to the death sometime in the future.
  • Graceful Loser: Right as Fatgum is about to overpower both of them, Rappa smiles and lets him deliver the finishing blows and tells Tengai there's no point in trying to cast a barrier at full power because even that won't be enough to stop Fatgum's onslaught. Rappa got the all-out fight he wanted, and is satisfied to lose honorably.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Rotating your shoulders quickly sounds about as useful and deadly as making mochi or creating zippers. It is.
  • Meaningful Name: "Rappa" means "Ruffian/Hooligan", which refers to his background. "Ken" refers to shoulder and "Dou" means "To move", which are related to his Quirk.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: In an odd take, the lethal part of the power is made clear before the harmless part. On paper "Strongarm" sounds like a neat party trick at best but the audience sees how brutal it is in action long before reading it's rather lackluster description. In Rappa's hands, it's so lethal that he was able to become an undefeated champion in a series of super-powered Death Matches before joining the Yakuza.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Rappa's Quirk allows him to dish these out and been shown to even damage Kirishima and Fatgum.

  • Super Strength: Rappa demonstrates this, which even damages Fatgum's tanking and Kirishima's "Unbreakable" mode.
  • Villain Respect: Rappa respects Fatgum and Kirishima's strength and determination in battle to the point of helping them out, though he considers the battle a draw since it was a fight to the death and all involved survived.

    Hekiji Tengai 

Hekiji Tengai

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga)

Quirk: Unnamed Barrier Quirk

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"Do not submit to selfish desires. And do not forget Master Overhaul's orders. We make the perfect team. Our combined strength is more than capable of bringing them down."

A Buddhist man who's paired with Rappa in the battle between them and Fatgum and Kirishima. His Quirk allows him to create defensive barriers.


  • Barrier Warrior: Tengai's apparent Quirk is to create barriers in order to support his partner. He is the "shield" to Rappa's "spear".
  • Churchgoing Villain: Prior to entering the Haissakai, he had vowed to serve Buddha and still maintains the posture and behaviors expected of a monk in his work as a Yakuza.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Tengai keeps his eyes shut in a zen pose of concentration about 75% of the time because he is a tranquil person unless deeply aggravated and needs focus to channel his barriers. He opens his eyes in moments of surprise, curiosity (he opens one eye in incredulity), or annoyance.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tengai" refers to a dome as well as to the hoods used by certain monks (referring to his religious past and Holier Than Thou attitude). "Heki" means "Wall", referring to his Quirk.

Others

    Eri's Caretaker 

Eri's Caretaker

Debut: Chapter 136 (Manga)

Quirk: Unknown

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"You haven's touched any of the toys I went and got ya... You could stand to let your guard down a little ya know. Cuz if you don't, it'll be my neck that gets disassembled next, you little shit."

A man that Overhaul has designated to be Eri's new caretaker, much to his displeasure.



Alternative Title(s): My Hero Academia Hassaikai

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