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The main antagonists of the Internship Arc. A group of dangerous yakuza, led by Overhaul, with the goal 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 Overhaul 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. Overhaul frequently likens Quirks to a disease, the Quirk destroying bullets they intend to use to regain their former glory made to be the "cure" for this "disease," giving their choice in masks further symbology.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The "Hassaikai" 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 heroes, with All Might's debut being the final nail that destroyed most of the remaining groups. Before meeting Overhaul, Magne had never seen one in person before and Toga didn't even know what a yakuza was. Mr. Compress explains that "[Overhaul is] an endangered species leftover from old times", which Overhaul says isn't an incorrect assertion. During the hero raid on their hideout, some of the old guard express disgust with Chisaki for "taking a villain's name."

Leaders

    Kai Chisaki — Overhaul 

Kai Chisaki — Overhaul

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

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

Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2

Quirk: Overhaul

Rank: B

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

"There are so many capable men... and all they can think to do is rob a convenience store? Kinda weird... you'd think a group this big might just, y'know... have bigger goals than that... You're all sick. And you need a cure."

The second in command, and current leader in his boss's absence, of the Shie Hassaikai. A strange, mysophobic man obsessed with cleanliness and sickness, he wishes to restore the Shie Hassaikai to its former glory using special bullets and his daughter, Eri.

His Quirk, "Overhaul", allows him to disassemble and reassemble anything that he touches with his hands.


  • Abusive Parents: While he isn't really Eri's father, he pretends to be so he can corral her more easily. He shows absolute contempt for the little girl, seeing her as nothing more than a tool for his plan. Said plan involves draining her blood to make his Quirk-destroying drug. Whenever she runs out of blood to give, he uses his Quirk to disassemble and reassemble her back to square one, a process that's noted to be very painful and has clearly traumatized her. Mirio is completely horrified when he learns about all of this.
  • All for Nothing: By the events of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, everything Overhaul has accomplished is undone. His organization is completely dismantled, he loses his arms (and his Quirk) to the League of Villains, the Quirk-destroying bullets he created are now gone and the one person he did hit with one, Mirio, had his Quirk restored.
  • Always Someone Better: Subverted and deconstructed. Initially, Overhaul appears to be Shigaraki's better in every way: he has more resources, more manpower, a wider sphere of influence, better finances, is a more effective long-term planner, and his Quirk is even a better version of Shigaraki's Decay. By all accounts, he would have been the next Big Bad, reducing Shigaraki to a Big Bad Wannabe, but it's because of this that Shigaraki steps up his game and ultimately outgambits him. His scale as a potentially worse threat than the League drives both the heroes and villains alike to bring him down, ending with Overhaul's organization dismantled, and Shigaraki removing his arms to render him Quirkless and using him as a stepping stone by reaping the benefits of his life's work.
  • 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. He himself is also occasionally represented with molting black feathers.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Overhaul has an unusually powerful Quirk that gives him a great advantage in fights despite his lack of actual combat skills. Even when meeting him for the first time, Mirio notices he isn't someone they can just fight and defeat easily. His Quirk even allows him to turn into a kaiju-like monster by mixing himself with Rikiya and the ground.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He ends up losing both of his arms to the League of Villains. Mr. Compress takes one by compressing it off his body, while Shigaraki takes the other by decaying and cutting it off before the effect spreads to the rest of his body. While Overhaul could reassemble lost or damaged limbs without issue, his Quirk can only be activated through his hands, meaning this disfigurement has effectively rendered him Quirkless.
  • Arc Villain: As the leader of the Shie Hassaikai, he serves as the primary antagonist of the Internship Arc and the shadow of his actions toward Eri persists in the U.A. Culture Festival Arc.
  • Ax-Crazy: As if he wasn't vicious enough as he blows off Mr. Compress' arm for merely touching him. He goes straight off the deep end fighting Mirio, who has the combat skill to match him and maniacally disgracing his attempts to save Eri. Even against his final opponent, Midoriya, he intends on gaining more power by fusing with his subordinates, thus becoming monstrously insane and attacking wildly as if he were a raging animal.
  • 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 because Eri escaped under his watch. Outside of his inner circle and the Eight Bullets, most of his underlings actually despise him and only follow him either out of fear or loyalty to the old boss, with some of them complaining when interrogated by heroes during the raid about Chisaki "taking a villain's name" and acting like a supervillain instead of in accordance with the family's traditions.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: His Quirk has equal potential to heal and destroy, but his callous, harsh attitude makes it clear he uses it for the latter more often.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His normal attire consists of a black suit with a white necktie under his bomber jacket. He's seen wearing other suits in flashbacks, like a black one with a white shirt he wore while recruiting Rappa, and a white one he wore when he recruited Nemoto.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He is a Bishōnen, but mysophobic and antisocial sociopath.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Exploited mercilessly. Despite treating the vast majority of his underlings like expendable pawns, Overhaul's inner circle have Undying Loyalty towards him because he specifically uplifted them after they crossed the Despair Event Horizon. Nemoto, Hojo, Setsuno, and Tabe are the most obvious of these, and the only ones that are able to see through this false empathy are Rappa and the yakuza who are loyal to the old boss. Tamaki likens it to brainwashing.
  • Berserk Button
    • In his earlier years, he was easily enraged by people looking down on the yakuza who took him in as a child. He's mellowed out of this somewhat in the present, but this button was replaced by an even more sensitive one.
    • He really doesn't like being touched, as Magne and Mr. Compress found out the hard way.
    • People referring to him by his real name since he gave up his old identity once he became Overhaul and has no use for it.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: On one hand, Overhaul is a genuinely dangerous villain whose resources and manpower make him a bigger, more immediate threat than Shigaraki and his League, and his plan would have shook hero society to its core had it succeeded. However, his attempts to become the new "King of the Underworld" never reaches fruition as his attitude earns him too many enemies, resulting in the heroes and villains alike bringing about the Shie Hassaikai's downfall and his plan being foiled before it can get off the ground. To add insult to injury, Shigaraki steals his life's work to elevate the League of Villains and leaves him to fade into obscurity.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Despite having a Quirk himself, and using his Quirk to further his own goals, he sees Quirks as a disease and despises other Quirk users.
  • Break the Haughty: At the start of the Internship Arc, Overhaul dismisses the League of Villains as being overhyped and makes a big show about recruiting them onto his side for his grand, Evil Plan. By the end of the arc, his entire operation is in shambles thanks to a well-planned assault by Sir Nighteye's operation, a fully empowered Midoriya crushes him in a duel with the help of Eri, the girl he tortured for his plan, and he's left at the mercy of the very same "overhyped villains" he had earlier derided.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being defeated and imprisoned at the end of his arc, he returns in Chapter 297 during the Tartarus breakout, albeit as a mentally broken wreck.
  • Casting Gag: This isn't the first time Kellen Goff has voiced a mafia leader who is also an abusive father figure.
  • Character Tics: When he's stressed, his face and then the rest of his skin breaks out into hive spots and lines. Them appearing with increasing speed and number during his fight with Mirio is an indicator of an internal Villainous Breakdown, despite him appearing calm on the outside.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: While he's definitely stronger when fused with Rikiya, Midoriya's sheer speed thanks to 100% Full Cowl renders that strength and his own Touch of Death Quirk nigh-useless, since he can neither touch nor 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 biggest "threat" Midoriya faces in their fight is Eri, as while her Quirk allows him to use his Quirk at 100% by quickly rewinding his injuries, he needs to keep taking damage or the Quirk will outpace and kill 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.
  • Cool Mask: He wears a Plague Doctor's mask.
  • Creepy Monotone: He talks like this in the English dub whenever he's at least relatively calm, courtesy of Kellen Goff.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from 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 was apparently killed and brought back six times due to challenging him to fights. But if someone is already long dead or Overhaul disassembles someone past the point of no return, then that's that. He did this regularly to Eri so he could harvest her blood.
  • De-power: Because his Quirk can only be activated through his hands, the League removing both of his arms has rendered him functionally Quirkless.
  • Despair Event Horizon: His total defeat left him completely drained of will, remaining emotionally detached and reacting with an almost dead monotone to Shigaraki when he attacks his police convoy with the intent of getting even with him for what he did to the League. Shigaraki steals his Quirk-destroying bullets right in front of him, then destroys both of his arms, thus removing his Quirk. While horrified, what truly pushes Overhaul well over the horizon is when he realizes that this means he can no longer heal his boss from the coma he put him in, and can only let out a truly heart-wrenching Howl of Sorrow.
  • Devour the Dragon: When things start looking bad for him, he seemingly kills Nemoto and fuses with him. Later, after being de-fused, he does the same thing to Rikiya. Both are brought back after Eri rewinds the fusions.
  • Discard and Draw: Overhaul tries to fuse with Nemoto 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 Mr. Compress's arm not for attacking him, but for simply touching him.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Overhaul hates being referred to be his birth name and, depending on his mood, reprimands or kills anyone who presumes to use it.
  • The Don: In contrast to Shigaraki's League of Villains, he's the second in command and acting leader of an organized crime syndicate with plans on bringing a proper return to the yakuza.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first meeting with the League of Villains completely sets up his character:
    • First, he challenges Shigaraki for the top spot of the villain world by criticizing the League's lack of plans before trying to enlist them as his minions to fund his Evil Plan. This sets him up as an Foil to Shigaraki.
    • Secondly, he easily kills Magne with a single touch by blowing her up, complaining about how messy things are, and then blows off Mr. Compress' arm for simply touching him. This further parallels him with Shigaraki as both have a Touch of Death Quirk, while also showing the audience how little he cares about other people's lives.
    • Thirdly, when Shigaraki tries to retaliate by decaying him, he summons a minion to take the hit for him and then summons the rest of his crew, with whom he leaves. This shows that he's a Bad Boss who has no issue with his minions dying for his sake.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The Shie Hassaikai's old boss, who took Overhaul in when he was young, is the only person Overhaul cares about beside himself. He even created his whole Evil Plan with the intention of saving the yakuza and repaying the Boss's kindness. However, the Boss was appalled by the lengths Overhaul was willing to go to do so, specifically the torment Eri would have to go through and forbade it. Overhaul disagreed with and decided that only he knew best about what the Boss would want, so he put the Boss in a coma so he wouldn't be able to interfere with the operation. Overhaul genuinely believes that 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. After being freed from prison, it's shown that being unable to heal his boss has completely destroyed his sanity, with the only thing he cares about upon being freed is reuniting with his boss. He is even shown crying while he begs to go back to the boss so he can apologize.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: For all his reprehensible acts and personality, Overhaul seems genuine when he corrects his mistake referring to Magne as a man while apologizing to Toga and Twice for killing her.
  • Evil Plan: To get the Shie Hassaikai back into power over the underworld, Overhaul intended to create both a Quirk-destroying drug and a Quirk restoring 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. This is 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 Sounds Deep: Kenjiro Tsuda plays him with the husky baritone most people associate with his voice acting, which lends itself well to Overhaul's menacing aura.
  • Evil Uncle: Although he pretends to be Eri's father, he's actually her adoptive uncle on her mother's side.
  • Evil Virtues: Believe it or not, Gratitude and (a warped idea of) Love. Overhaul is sincerely grateful to his adoptive father, the boss of the Shie Hassaikai, for taking him in as a child, and wants the Hassaikai to rise to its former glory for his sake. So much that he was willing to put the boss in a coma when said boss disapproved of his methods for making Quirk-erasure bullets, believing what he was doing was in the boss's best interests. When he loses both arms courtesy of Mr. Compress and Shigaraki, his first horrified thought is not that he's lost his Quirk, but that he can't heal the boss of the coma he put him in.
  • 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 Midoriya a short description of Eri's Quirk while telling him that she will kill him. This bites him in the ass big time when Midoriya uses this knowledge to unlock a Deadly Upgrade and proceeds to cumbstomp 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.
    • His lack of respect for his underlings becomes a key part of his defeat—or more specifically, failing to understand that Shigaraki does respect his underlings. He kills Magne and Shigaraki kills one of his men; as far as Overhaul is concerned, they're square. The League hates him for what he did, and Toga and Twice work against him multiple times after he invited them into his base. The heroes might not have won without Toga and Twice, and the League definitely wouldn't have been able to intercept the police transport and steal all his hard work.
    • Overdependence on his Quirk. For all his ranting about Quirks being a disease, Overhaul is overly dependent on his own. As shown in his fight with Mirio, Overhaul is sorely lacking in close quarters combat. Even after erasing Mirio's Quirk, Overhaul still can't land a hit on him without the use of his Quirk. In revenge for removing one of Mr. Compress' arms and the death of Magne, Shigaraki removes both of Overhaul's arms, leaving him a "helpless, Quirkless, worthless man".
    • Aggression. Overhaul is an extremely dangerous individual, a ruthless criminal kingpin and a genius, but he was too ambitious for his own good. Instead of being patient and waiting for things to cool down after All Might's retirement and All For One's imprisonment, Overhaul quickly tried to take All For One's place as Japan's greatest criminal lord. Unfortunately, his impatience and lack of diplomacy not only gained him attention from pro heroes, but also alienated the League of Villains as an ally. He quickly earned many more enemies than he did allies, which was a major contribution to the downfall of his criminal empire.
  • Fate Worse than Death: When the League of Villains attack the prison convoy Overhaul's in, Overhaul suspects that Shigaraki has come to kill him, but Shigaraki has much more sadistic plans in mind. He lets Mr. Compress pay Overhaul back for the loss of his arm by compressing Overhaul's left arm off his body. Shigaraki then proceeds to steal the two cases necessary for the production of Overhaul's Quirk neutralizer. Afterwards, Shigaraki decays and severs Overhaul's right arm, permanently crippling him and making it impossible for Overhaul to activate his Quirk. Finally, he taunts Overhaul with the knowledge that the League of Villains will be the next overlords, not him. Furthermore, unbeknownst to Shigaraki, this leaves Overhaul with no way to heal his adoptive father from his coma anymore.
  • Fusion Dance: He can use his Quirk to fuse with others by disassembling both their body and his own, and then amalgamating 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 Magne.
  • 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, Kōhei Horikoshi 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.
  • Harmful Healing: Overhaul can use his Quirk to heal people completely, but the patient has to experience the agonizing pain of having their body torn apart on a molecular level and forcefully rearranged into a new shape.
  • Hate Sink: Overhaul is a ruthless yakuza boss who abuses his young ward, Eri, draining her blood to make Quirk-destroying bullets, reassembling her body when she runs out of blood to give, and calling her a cursed being born to destroy people. The ordeal has traumatized her so much that even after his defeat, she doesn't know how to smile. He treats his subordinates no better, using one as a meat shield against Shigaraki, killing another for failure, and forcing two to become part of his One-Winged Angel forms. He has Nemoto use a Quirk-erasing bullet on Mirio, destroying the Nice Guy's promising career as a hero. Later chapters somewhat downplayed this, as they reveal that he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist who wants his syndicate back to power in hopes of repaying his old boss, but even then, he put his boss in a coma in order to do so because his boss was against his methods. He also despises how heroes and villains use Quirks, berating them as narrow minded, even though he will use his Quirk to murder people for petty reasons. Laser-Guided Karma hits him when Shigaraki and Mr. Compress destroy his arms to avenge Magne's death and the loss of Mr. Compress' left arm. Overall, his character deconstructs this, because it makes him nothing but enemies when dealing with others, and a common target that people ideologically opposed to each other have no problem prioritising as the bigger problem to take down, leading to the League of Villains and the heroes technically collaborating to take him down during the raid.
  • Hates Being Touched: Exaggerated. When Mr. Compress touches him, his mysophobia triggers hives to break out all over his skin. Cue Mr. Compress losing his entire left arm. He also kills Magne while irritably stating that he hates being "so damn dirty". It's implied that this attitude is due to his perception of Quirks being a side effect of a disease that has mutated the population, setting off his germophobia when he's in physical contact with "infectious" carriers.
  • Healing Factor: During his battle with Midoriya, the close proximity to Eri's out-of-control Quirk undoes any damage his final form takes. It doesn't end up mattering.
  • Healing Hands: When he disassembles and then reassembles someone, he resets their body to its base form, healing them of their injuries and curing them of any illnesses such as the Reservoir Dogs gang who at first appear to killed, only to show up afterwards completely fine and are amazed that they're actually much better off.
  • Hero Killer: He officially becomes one when the catastrophic wounds he deals Sir Nighteye are so bad, he dies later that evening — not even Recovery Girl could help him. It makes Overhaul's Laser-Guided Karma even more deserved.
  • Howl of Sorrow: Overhaul lets out an agonized scream of despair the League steals his life's work and cuts off his arms, leaving him a functionally Quirkless, broken man who's lost all his life's work and can no longer undo what he did to his father figure.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The loss of his arms reduced him from a feared yakuza boss to a blubbering wreck completely dependent on Lady Nagant.
  • Humiliation Conga: He suffers one bad ordeal after another, and every single one is well-deserved. First, he gets thrashed by a de-powered Mirio, then gets another beating from Sir Nighteye, and is on the receiving end of probably the most one-sided Curb-Stomp Battle in the series by Midoriya going 100%, with some help from Eri, and is beaten in just two chapters. Finally, the League of Villains get their own slice of the revenge pie by stealing his work and destroying his arms, leaving him a pathetic, Quirkless wreck.
  • Hypocrite: Overhaul's arrogance and self-centeredness leads him to feel the need to preach to others, even when he himself is guilty of what he condemns others for.
    • When they first meet, he chides Shigaraki for losing so many powerful members of the League of Villains, such as Stain, Muscular, and Moonfish, so easily. Meanwhile, Overhaul has an entire group of powerful yakuza that he's dubbed expendable and is known to kill his followers over minor mistakes. When the heroes raid his headquarters, he has absolutely no issue leaving pretty much his entire crew, sans Chronostasis and Nemoto, behind to escape.
    • He 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.
    • He wants to eradicate Quirks from society, but is extremely reliant on his own Quirk. Shigaraki calls him out on this one.
    • He berates heroes and villains as small minded for how they use Quirks, even though he will murder people for very petty reasons with his Quirk.
    • His stated goal is to destroy Quirks completely and purge them from society. But we eventually learn that once he's completed his Quirk erasing bullets, he plans to develop Quirk restoring bullets so that he can sell the destroying bullets to one side of the law and the restoring bullets to the other side. In the end, he cares more about money and power than he does his own beliefs.
  • Jerkass: The genuine loyalty and compassion he has for his boss is his only saving grace. Otherwise, he's pure scum.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Deconstructed. While he was correct to point out that Shigaraki's lack of planning and loss of big players like Stain, Muscular, and Moonfish looks bad, he's so condescending and insufferable, the League immediately despises him and conspires to bring him down.
  • 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, but the Boss was appalled by the plan and forbade it. Overhaul, thinking he knew better, put the Boss in a coma so he wouldn't be able to interfere with the operation, planning to fix it once his plans had come to fruition and convincing himself that surely seeing what a success his plan was would bring his father-figure around.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's the first villain to actually murder major characters in the series upfront, both Magne and Sir Nighteye, a villain and a hero, respectively. 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: Zigzagged. As shown by his treatment of Eri and his minions in the Hassaikai, Overhaul demonstrates almost no care for anybody around him, willing to sacrifice or kill his subordinates in a heartbeat if it will benefit him or if he's annoyed by their performance. His abusive treatment of Eri and utter lack of remorse for his torture and emotional blackmail of her verge on making him The Sociopath, but he does have one, and only one, person besides himself he cares for: The Hassaikai's old boss, who adopted Chisaki and tried to give him a better life growing up than he would have had as an orphan. However, even this care wasn't enough to stop Overhaul using his Quirk to put the boss in a Convenient Coma when he felt the boss' Noble Demon tendencies were crippling the Hassaikai and leading to their current decline. On the other hand, when Mr. Compress and Shigaraki remove his hands, and his ability to restore the boss, Overhaul is later shown to be driven utterly mad from grief over his mistake, having thrown away all his ambitions and obsessed with finding the boss' comatose body so he can apologise to him. Midoriya actually calls him out over this singular instance of human emotion from him, stating to Overhaul that he'll help him meet the boss— but only if he sincerely apologies to Eri first for the abuse he'd put her through, a concept that Overhaul seems to struggle with.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • He 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 after he killed Magne and crippled Mr. Compress. By the end of the arc, 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 use his Quirk, taking away everything Overhaul ever had and leaving him functionally Quirkless and broken.
    • When he and Midoriya meet again after the latter's fight with Lady Nagant, Midoriya promises to help fulfil her deal with Overhaul to meet the boss after he shows his sincere remorse and empathy towards his adoptive father's current condition— but only if Overhaul can sincerely express that same empathy towards Eri and apologise to her for everything he'd put her through. Overhaul's expression at that statement implies he struggles to grasp the concept, meaning that the same Lack of Empathy that made him such an abusive monster towards Eri is now the one thing that's denying him his only remaining desire in life.
  • The Leader: He's the leader of the Shie 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, sans 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 Overhaul goes to great lengths to remove him from the picture.
    • Overhaul takes some time to assemble and disassemble, something Midoriya exploits to prevent him from healing. He's defenseless against overwhelming power and speed.
    • He needs his arms to use his Quirk, so now that the League of Villains cut both of his off, he's effectively Quirkless.
  • Manchild: After Lady Nagant breaks him out of prison, his constant pleading for his boss combined with his total dependence on Lady Nagant (she's even shown dressing him at one point) makes him come across more as a little boy crying for his father than a fearsome villain.
  • Made of Iron: Despite his Quirk having nothing to do with increasing his physical abilities, he's quite tough; he takes multiple punches from Mirio in their fight without any protection, a notable feat since Mirio is strong enough to casually one-shot almost all of Class 1-A as well as two of Overhaul's own lieutenants. Even more impressively, he takes a 100% One For All punch from Midoriya directly to the face and doesn't die.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname contains the kanji for "to treat (disease); to cure", referring to his Healing Hands abilities.
  • The Mob Boss Is Scarier: Invokes this reaction in his minions, as can be seen when Bubble Girl speaks with the captured mooks who rushed out to buy Overhaul time to escape, even though they don't stand a chance against the heroes and police:
    Bubble Girl: I can't believe you all came out to try and stop us. It's hard to believe you're sane.
    Yakuza: We're sane. Everyone going out to fight right now is sane. If we didn't do anything, then Overhaul would take our lives.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Overhaul has genuine love and compassion for his father figure, the old Shie Hassaikai boss, to the point where he attempts to reshape the yakuza as a form of repayment for the boss taking him in as a child. Of course, said methods are extremely twisted, to say the least.
    • Outside of the old boss, his Childhood Friend Kurono is the only other yakuza member he shares a mutual friendly bond with.
    • Eventually, he's on the other end with Lady Nagant, the only Tartarus inmate to take pity on him in his broken state, releasing him from his cell and looking after him as she goes after Midoriya.
  • More Hateable Minor Villain: In the Big Bad Duumvirate, Shigaraki is a Tragic Villain and Benevolent Boss while All For One has entertaining qualities with his intelligence and power. Overhaul, on the other hand, is a despicable Jerkass who manipulates, uses and murders his minions without a shred of remorse and abuses and tortures Eri, a child, for years while gaslighting her into feeling it's her fault. He also causes Mirio to briefly lose his Quirk and murders Sir Nighteye, making him the first Hero Killer of a major character in the franchise.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After the League of Villains steal his life's work and cut off his arms, Overhaul realizes that he now has no way of undoing what he did to his father figure, leaving him unable to do anything but scream in agony at the situation and essentially go mad out of guilt.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: One of the biggest problems Overhaul had with the yakuza's boss is that he was always locking horns with him over ideals they didn't share, and eventually Overhaul's mindset departed far away from what the Shie 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: His obsession with purging Quirks and returning humans back to the way they were and denouncing Quirks as sickness goes well past a yakuza mind frame and hits extremism that is right up there with eugenics and Nazism.
  • Nephewism: He's 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He explains how Eri's Quirk works to Midoriya in an attempt to get him to give up. Instead, Midoriya figures out how to use her Quirk to his advantage.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: For all of his preaching about how Quirks have ruined society and how he intends to "cure" the world by removing Quirks, Overall's full scheme is to create Quirk destroying bullets and Quirk restoring bullets so that he can sell the cure to his own weapon and ensure an endless supply and money and power for the Yakuza.
  • One-Winged Angel: After breaking down Nemoto'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 Overhaul's upper body in place of Rikiya's tongue.
  • Personality Powers: Overhaul's Quirk perfectly mirrors his ambitions of controlling modern society through destruction and restoration of something that's part of people.
  • Pet the Dog: After beating the Reservoir Dogs, he cures them of their diseases and ailments when he could've just as easily killed them.
  • 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.
  • "Psycho" Strings: Particularly heavy in the scene where his experiments on Eri are fully revealed, with shots of him cutting open and rewinding flesh while more and more bandages appear on the poor girls arms.
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: Overhaul is the second in command and acting leader of the Shie Hassaikai and also has the most powerful Quirk amongst the group.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • He makes sure that Shigaraki knows how little he thinks of the leader of the League of Villains since he still managed to lose even after garnering the help of first grade villains such as Stain, Muscular, and Moonfish.
    • He gives these to Eri a couple of times throughout the Internship Arc. They all amount to him claiming that her very existence is a curse and that it's her fault that so many people have been injured in their efforts to save her. Mirio and Midoriya obviously disagree, with the latter saying that the girl has a gentle and kind Quirk before their final battle.
    • He calls all heroes fake for not appreciating the glory of Eri's Quirk. It backfires when Midoriya gets pissed and kicks him into the sky. Afterwards, Midoriya totally fodderizes Overhaul in just a few minutes.
  • Sanity Slippage: Throughout his fight with Mirio and Midoriya, whatever was left of his cold, condescending behavior is sent down the drain as he begins to lose his mind raving on about Quirks being a disease and holding Eri as the key to curing humanity. By the time of his escape at Tartarus, Overhaul has lost what little sanity he had left due to being unable to heal his boss and has become unstable without his arms.
  • Scenery Censor: After Mr. 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.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: As seen on his render above, he wears all of the three main secondary colors and is one of the series' vilest villains yet.
  • 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 around 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's seen shirtless in Chronostasis' flashback in Chapter 159.
  • Shout-Out: The ability of his Quirk is identical (or almost identical) in effect to Josuke Higashikata's Stand, Crazy Diamond, including the power to fuse things or people together by disassembling both targets and then instantly reassembling them as a single being. However, unlike Josuke, he doesn't use it for any benevolent purposes.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's more concerned about his enemies touching him rather than attacking him, which is why he blew off Mr. Compress's arm.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A dangerous individual, no doubt, but in a world where organized criminal groups like the yakuza are all but extinct, his reputation as a crime lord falls flat, yet he believes that he'll be the next Big Bad. Despite Overhaul himself admitting that the Shie Hassaikai are small-time and that the League of Villains have more recognition, he still has the nerve to try and position himself as their leader.
  • Smart People Play Chess: He and Shigaraki are depicted playing a game of shogi in one scene, with Overhaul using it as a metaphor to negotiate recruiting a few of Shigaraki's underlings. He winds up outplayed by Shigaraki in a more abstract game of chess, with Shigaraki using Toga and Twice to sabotage him and assist the heroes in taking him down.
  • Smug Snake: Overhaul 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 Overhaul 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 robs 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. This is seen when a depowered Mirio still manages to give him a thorough beatdown 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 Overhaul 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 Metaphorically True: Overhaul 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 Overhaul planned, so he was removed but kept alive so Overhaul could eventually show him the results and prove it was all Worth It.
  • The Strategist: He 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. This is ultimately deconstructed as Overhaul's poor short-term decisions ultimately lead to the downfall of both himself and his organization.
  • Super Mob Boss: He's a superpowered crime lord with a group of dangerous lackeys capable of standing up to professional superheroes.
  • Superpower Lottery: Definitely one of the biggest winners of the Quirk lottery seen thus far, as his Quirk is unusually powerful and versatile compared to the vast majority of others. 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 disassembling/reassembling 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 rewind things to their previous state and thus undo the effects, and even then it can only counter his Quirk's effects on living things. His Quirk is so powerful, in fact, that it allows him to pose a real threat to the legitimately super-powered Midoriya in spite of Chisaki otherwise being a normal human physically.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Early in his arc, he blows off Mr. Compress's left arm during his meeting with the League of Villains. Later, when the League of Villains have Overhaul at their mercy, Mr. Compress uses his powers to compress Overhaul'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 Overhaul.
  • Tears of Remorse: Is shown crying while he begs to be taken back to the boss so he can apologize.
  • Terrified of Germs: This seems to be part of his motivation for erasing Quirks, and how he hates dirty things and being touched.
  • That Man Is Dead: He insists that he's abandoned the "Chisaki" identity, and gets angry when people call him that.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: In a series where most villains look Obviously Evil, he's got an eerily normal face underneath that mask. He's not especially handsome outside Generic Cuteness, and his short, spiky hair isn't especially distinctive - the only things that stand out are his Exhausted Eye Bags, and those wouldn't be out of place on a background character having a bad day. It throws his appalling deeds into much sharper relief.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: As of the Tartarus jailbreak, this appears to be his default expression.
  • 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, they predictably decide to get payback instead.
  • Too Many Mouths: After cannibalizing Nemoto, Overhaul 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: Has the ability to instantly disassemble (and reassemble) matter with his hands, which translates to causing people to explode with a single touch.
  • The Unmasking: Midoriya punches him so hard in the face that his mask comes off.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Midoriya saving him from Lady Nagant's bullet, though she wasn't actually trying to shoot him, he angrily calls Midoriya a "diseased maggot" and tells him to shut up simply because Midoriya tried to talk to him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He was the strongest foe Midoriya had faced in battle up to the conclusion of his arc, but it's entirely due to his ridiculously powerful Touch of Death and Healing Hands abilities. He otherwise doesn't seem to have any dedicated combat training and his usage of his powers really just boils down to lunging at his target in hopes of touching them or launching huge spikes at them. He also gets absolutely destroyed by both Mirio and Midoriya when they're able to turn things into a fist fight.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Chapter 419 reveals that what is implied to be his Quirk to be copied, tampered with to lose its ability to reconstruct, and implanted into the young Tenko Shimura. This becomes the catalyst of Tenko destroying his childhood home, killing his family members, and eventually become the hateful Tomura Shigaraki, effectively invoking Bad Powers, Bad People.
  • Useless Superpowers: His Quirk is reduced to this once Shigaraki and Mr. Compress leave him armless, as he can't use its powers without his arms.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Overhaul 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 Hero Society, while he did. Ironically, the League heeded his advice, realized his plan was effective, and they stole it for themselves, just to make him feel like shit.
    • He tells Midoriya that Eri's Quirk is dangerous and that she has no control over it. While that doesn't justify his treatment of her, he's right about this. It's shown in a flashback that Eri's Quirk killed her father, and after Midoriya defeats Overhaul, it nearly kills him before Aizawa stops it. It also implies that, beforehand, it is why he has his associates carry her in case her Quirk activates. When he carries her during a desperate escape, Eri uses Rewind out of instinct to leave herself open to Midoriya's rescue, cancelling Overhaul's fusion with another minion.
  • 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 Midoriya dominates Overhaul with overwhelming speed and strength, neutralizing his healing ability and crushes him. And just add further salt on the wound, the League of Villains steal his work and take his arms to render him Quirkless, leaving him to helplessly watch as they become the new overlords and he now has to live with the knowledge that his father figure will remain in the coma he put him in.
  • Voice of the Legion: His voice becomes a harmonized, chorused bellow when he undergoes his final fusion.
  • 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 Overhaul was 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. Overhaul 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, Overhaul 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. Although it's played with because he's trying to resurrect a criminal organization and elevate it to the level of supervillainy, which is only "well-intentioned" from a very specific point of view.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: His default mode, which adds to his creepiness.
  • The Worf Effect: Is subjected to this to give readers a tiny glimpse of just how strong future Midoriya would be if he were to fully master One For All.
  • Worthy Opponent: During his One-Winged Angel transformation, he acknowledges that Mirio is definitely stronger than he is.
  • 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, to say nothing of the deliberate emotional torment he has forcibly inflicted on her throughout the years.
  • You Have Failed Me: Overhaul uses his Touch of Death on an underling who let Eri escape, shortly after their encounter with Midoriya and Mirio. Eri's new caretaker is understandably afraid that Overhaul will do the same to him. The rest of Overhaul's subordinates are willing to fight a hopeless battle against police and heroes knowing that he'll kill anyone who refuses.

    Hari Kurono — Chronostasis 

Hari Kurono — Chronostasis

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

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

Quirk: Chronostasis

Rank: B

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"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 Shie 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.


  • Childhood Friends: The ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book reveals that he's known Overhaul since they were kids, and he's stuck by him for so long because he agrees with his goals.
  • Cool Mask: Following the motif for the rest of the Hassaikai, Chronostasis wears a plague doctor's mask that covers his entire face.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Kurono's shortened nickname "Chrono" is actually spoken the same as his real name in Japanese phonetic pronunciation.
  • The Dragon: To Overhaul, as he is his Childhood Friend and right-hand man.
  • Dragon Their Feet: After Overhaul's defeated, Kurono promises to carry on his dream of erasing all Quirks, but is quickly subdued by Tamaki.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has softer features and longer hair than those of Overhaul under his mask, making Overhaul look masculine in comparison. This is 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. He has three arrow-shaped locks of hair (an hour hand, a minute hand, and a second hand) that he can shoot out like tentacles to attack people. This will slow down their movements, with the duration of the slowdown effect being determined by whichever hand he used to attack. However, Kurono cannot extend his hair unless he stays still.
  • Undying Loyalty: His loyalty lies with the Hassaikai and Overhaul, as he believes Overhaul has what it takes to bring back the organization back to the forefront of the underworld.

    Joi Irinaka — Mimic 

Joi Irinaka — Mimic

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese), Derick Snow (English)

Debut: Chapter 125 (Manga), Episode 65 (Anime)

Quirk: Mimicry

Rank: B

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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", and it allows him to inhabit an object and control it at his whim.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: His Quirk allows him to possess and control an object. 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.
  • Berserk Button: Disrespecting the Shie Hassaikai in any way is sure to set him off, which Toga and Twice uses to their advantage. After they betray him, simply hearing Toga and Twice's names is enough to set him off.
  • 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.
  • Intangible Man: Of a different sort than Mirio. His Quirk lets him inhabit any non-living thing he can touch (things up to the size of a fridge normally, things up to the size of a large building section with a Quirk booster). Along with being able to control it like his own body, he's also capable of freely moving around inside whatever he's inhabiting.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's referred to as "Irinaka" or his nickname "Mimic" by the police 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 (Spoilers) 

The Boss

Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)

Debut: Chapter 142 (Manga), Episode 72 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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The true leader of the Shie Hassaikai, as well as the adoptive father of Overhaul.


  • Convenient Coma: Overhaul puts him in one of these with his Quirk, with the intention of bringing him back out after he has achieved his goal. Unfortunately, given Overhaul's loss of his hands means he does not have any other known means to use said Quirk, the effect may be permanent.
  • Disappointed in You: His reaction when Eri's mother, his daughter, gave her child up to the yakuza and wanted nothing more to do with the girl after she accidentally erased her father.
    Shie Hassaikai boss: That stupid girl abandoned her child.
  • The Don: He's the true leader of the Shie Hassaikai, though Overhaul acted as the organization's leader while the Boss is bedridden.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Unlike his daughter, he seemed to care about Eri, at least on a basic human level. He was even willing to kick Overhaul out of the Hassaikai when he found out that Overhaul was essentially torturing Eri for his own gain.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was appalled by the lengths Overhaul was willing to go, specifically tormenting Eri by harvesting her blood and cells for the Quirk canceling and restoring bullets. He also didn't approve of his own daughter abandoning Eri and calling her "cursed" because of her Quirk, even calling her foolish for doing so. And even when Chisaki was young and got into fights, he made it clear to to Chisaki that the yakuza can't just attack any civilian they please.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is only known as "the Boss".
  • 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 Overhaul.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's revealed late into the Internship Arc that he is Eri's maternal grandfather.
  • Morality Pet: The Boss is the only person Overhaul truly cares about, so much so that Overhaul's whole Evil Plan was conceived with the intention of saving the yakuza to repay the Boss's kindness to him throughout his life. Unfortunately, the Boss wasn't a fan of the methods Overhaul took to do so.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent:
    • Two separate flashbacks show him chastising a younger Overhaul after the boy got in a fight with someone who badmouthed the Shie Hassaikai. The first time Overhaul did this, which was when he was still a child, the boss told not to do it again but still thanked him for defending the Hassaikai's name. The second time Overhaul did this, which was around the same time Overhaul was forming his Evil Plan, the boss was much more annoyed with his ward, still appreciating the thought, but criticizing Overhaul for taking things too far by putting his opponent in critical condition.
    • He also wasn't happy to find out that Overhaul has been hurting Eri to make his Quirk destroying bullets, and was even ready to kick him out of the group before Overhaul put him in a coma.
  • Noble Demon: Despite being the true leader of a yakuza group, he has numerous good-natured principles and standards with how much he genuinely cares about the well-being of his granddaughter Eri only being part of it. Unfortunately, the fact he's so noble, to the point he doesn't care that the yakuza are fading into little more than a memory, didn't sit well with Overhaul, to the point he crippled the Boss using his powers under the mistaken belief that his standards and principles were holding the Hassaikai back.
  • No Name Given: His name is never revealed in the story or in any supplementary material. He is simply known as "The Boss".
  • Parental Marriage Veto: In the past, he disapproved of his daughter marrying a man that he didn't approve of. However, this ended up sterning their relationship as she married her beloved anyway. He does come to regret this, which it was shown when he took in his granddaughter, Eri, after her mother disowned her.
  • Parental Substitute: He took Overhaul in when the latter was a child. He was also the one who was originally in custody of his granddaughter Eri after her mother disowned her.
  • Unnamed Parent: He's called "Father" by his adoptive son, Overhaul, but he is otherwise only known as "the Boss".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • After taking Eri in, the Boss asked Overhaul to look after her and investigate her Quirk since it was similar to his. Overhaul's investigation led him to discover the true nature of Eri's Quirk, which in turn inspired his Evil Plan.
    • Even before that, Overhaul's final flashback as he's lying nigh-comatose from getting pummelled senseless by 100% Full Cowling Izuku, implies that root of his desire to restore the Hassaki was an incident in his youth wherein the boss sincerely thanked him for standing up for the Hassaki's honour and getting into a fight over them being called villains. He made it clear that Kai wasn't supposed to go around fighting civilians but nonetheless appreciated the sentiment behind it, only for Kai to associate his approval with defending the Hassaki and taking that to extreme measures as he got older. Notably, said memory is enough to rouse him to one last attempt to take Eri, despite his nigh-unconscious state and the fact that touching her is almost suicidal thanks to her out-of-control rewind abilities.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Especially not his own granddaughter, no matter how much money he would get from it, with him being appalled and disgusted when he found out Overhaul was using Eri's blood to make Quirk destroying bullets.

Eight Bullets

    In General 
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"They'll 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 pawns 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.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: All of them, barring Rappa, are this to Overhaul due to the titular man reaching out to them in their darkest moments. To Nemoto, Overhaul was the first genuine person he met, while Tabe, Setsuno, Hojo were given a second chance in their lives to find purpose despite dealing with a dark and troubled past.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Two of them, Nemoto and Rikiya, 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 League of Villains.
  • Elite Mook: They do not seem to occupy a place much higher than normal grunts 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 a 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"— He 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 people'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 Overhaul 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 onscreen victim of the full disintegrating effects of his Decay Quirk. Nemoto and Rikiya also end up ultimately serving this fate as fuel for Overhaul'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

Voiced by: Takayuki Masuda (Japanese), John Burgmeier (English)

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

Quirk: Confession

Rank: C

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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 Overhaul.
  • Batman Gambit: Knowing Mirio's attachment and vow to protect Eri, Nemoto opts to shoot at the young girl instead of Mirio, fully expecting Mirio to take the bullet. Mirio does just that.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Even more so than the other Bullets, Nemoto is entirely devoted to Overhaul and wishes to be by his side when the yakuza make their return. It's hinted that Overhaul was the first one to genuinely want Nemoto's company, even if only because his Quirk and skills are useful for his end goal:
    Overhaul: Join me. It'll be reassuring to have you with me.
    Nemoto: Those were his true feelings.
  • Body Horror: After fusing with Overhaul, Nemoto'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 handgun around when a fight seems inevitable.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His Quirk allows him to see that most people hide their true selves and are disingenuous. It's part of the reason he's so loyal to Overhaul because he knows he is sincere about his thoughts. Tragically, this is largely why Nemoto has become so distrustful of everyone else, largely because people avoid him so that they can protect their hidden depths.
  • Determinator: Despite being blindsided by Mirio's super move and pummeled into unconsciousness afterwards, Nemoto manages to crawl all the way to the final confrontation in order to support his master.
  • 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 as a result of his Cynicism Catalyst.
  • 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.
  • Logical Weakness: Nemoto's Quirk is absolutely terrifying since he can force people to reveal the truth unconditionally and use that knowledge to psychologically damage them in a fight. However, his Quirk also suffers from a few notable side effects which end up being exploited during the arc:
    • Nemoto's Quirk suffers from Exact Words. When he asks Toga and Twice if Shigaraki had told them to betray the Hissaikai, they both answered no, which is technically true, as Shigaraki never directly told them to do so. Shigaraki just trusted them to betray the yakuza on their own, which they do impulsively, just as Shigaraki planned.
    • While his strategy of breaking his foe's will to fight by bringing up their insecurities is a viable one, he doesn't have a fallback plan if they can overcome it. During his fight with Mirio, Nemoto throws out his hesitation to save Eri earlier in the arc in order to trip him off so he can't go intangible. However, Mirio, who has already beating himself up over his indecision and has vowed to make up for it and protect Eri now, is able to No-Sell Nemoto's attempt to break him. This leads to Mirio beating Nemoto to a pulp once his favored tactic goes out the window.
  • Non-Action Guy: Nemoto 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 Overhaul's Bullets who isn't trying to be expendable, just helping Overhaul 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 Overhaul's agenda, even using the Plague Doctor motif of his bosses. His belief is implied to be at least somewhat genuine, as Overhaul called him a comrade in the past and even 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 an trustworthy appearance to operate.
  • Truth Serums: His Quirk, effectively making his voice the "serum".
  • Undying Loyalty: Nemoto is absolutely loyal to Overhaul to the point the two seem to be actual friends as opposed to a master controlling his pawn. Overhaul is aware of this and kills him for more power because of it, saying to himself that Nemoto would've gladly given his life.
  • What the Hell Are You?: Nemoto's reaction to Mirio getting over his emotional guilt, fighting three on one, having his Quirk erased, getting injured multiple times, and still managing to overpower Overhaul is this in its entirety.

    Rikiya Katsukame 

Rikiya Katsukame

Voiced by: Hiroaki Okuda (Japanese), Chris Guerrero (English)

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

Quirk: Vitality Stealing

Rank: C

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"You've got me all worked up.. Ohhhh man... What do you people want?!"

A huge muscular man who battles Ryukyu, Nejire, Uraraka, and Tsuyu outside the Shie Hassaikai base. His Quirk is "Vitality Stealing", 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.
  • Big Brother Instinct: According to second databook, he has this towards Chisaki.
  • Body Horror: Overhaul completely disfigures his body after fusing with him, turning both Overhaul and Rikiya into a complete abomination.
  • Bouncer: He's the gatekeeper of the yakuza, the mightiest in stature among them, and the first wave to react if somebody comes after his boss.
  • 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 U.A. girls interning under her in a tag-team assault.
  • Dynamic Entry: Two; his debut, where he smashes through the League of Villains' choice of a 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 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, demeaningly referring to Nejire as a "cutie-pie" and being surprised when the "broads" he's fighting can still move.
  • Sapient Steed: Played with, because he's human. He's essentially Mimic's steed when Mimic is in his puppet form.
  • Sizeshifter: Rikiya's Quirk is "Vitality Stealing", which makes it where if he 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.
  • Shout-Out: He resembles a mix between Bane and Juggernaut. He even gets a power-boosting drug akin to Bane's Venom.
  • 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 Overhaul 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.
  • Vacuum Mouth: One half of the requirements for drawing in someone's vitality and growing bigger is him inhaling while close to them, the other being touching them. While under the effects of Trigger, he only needs to inhale near them.
  • Vampiric Draining: Kinda like a mosquito, Rikiya saps someone of their vitality to grow stronger.
  • Victory Fakeout: For one of Overhaul'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

Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi (Japanese), Zeno Robinson (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Quirk: Sloshed

Rank: C

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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 Bullets. 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!
  • Ambiguous Situation: The reason he stays up on the ceiling is because he's too drunk to walk on the ground. 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.
  • Ceiling Cling: Combined with Death from Above, he clings to the ceiling to stay out of sight until he needs to show himself and catch opponents off-guard.
  • Cool Mask: Deidoro's mask has drains fitted inside the eyeholes so he can drink his booze while hanging upside down and not drown himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows some shades of this. When Nemoto misses a shot at Mirio with his gun, he offhandedly remarks he must be drunk himself. Nemoto angrily whacks the beer bottle out of his hands in response.
  • Flat Character: Out of all the Eight Bullets, he's the one with the least characterization. We know he's an alchoholic and that's about it.
  • Sensory Overload: Deidoro's Quirk in a nutshell. He can influence his target's sense of balance to the extent that it seems like they are drunk.

Garbage Trio

    In General 

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Left to right: Hojo, Tabe, and Setsuno.

"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, they face Tamaki Amajiki, Suneater, alone.


  • And Then What?: During their fight, Tamaki remarks that whether or not the Garbage Trio manages to defeat him, there's nowhere they can escape, so they'll be thrown in jail no matter what. But Hojo simply remarks that 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them have suffered greatly, only to be uplifted by Overhaul:
    • Setsuno attempted suicide after he was left with crushing debt by his ex who also cheated on him. His attempted suicide was foiled by a hero, but without any outside assistance, Setsuno saw his suffering only prolonged and became depressed.
    • Hojo was used to create gems with his Quirk before he was discarded when it was determined that the crystals he created are worthless counterfeits, and was nearly beaten to death by his old colleagues afterwards.
    • Tabe was ostracized from society due to his uncontrollable hunger and strange behavior and treated like trash by most of the people he interacted with.
    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.
  • True Companions: It's heavily implied that they all knew each other before meeting Overhaul and that they were there for each other during the hard times. The ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book reveals that they all were even sent to the same prison.
  • Undying Loyalty: Because Overhaul reached out to them and treated them decently while they were at their lowest, they are fanatically devoted to his cause.

    Toya Setsuno 

Toya Setsuno

Voiced by: KENN (Japanese), Derek Whitener (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Quirk: Larceny

Rank: C

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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.


  • Bungled Suicide: Setsuno mentions that he tried to kill himself but a hero saved him. This resulted in him falling in further despair.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He has no problem taking on Tamaki three on one, and openly uses weapons against his opponents. Besides the knife in his mask, Setsuno intended to steal the police officers' guns so as to use them against their owners.
  • Death Seeker: Implied. Even after the hero task force leaves Tamaki back to deal with him and his compatriots, he wants them to come back in order to fight him to the death.
  • Hidden Weapons: Setsuno hides a knife in his mask and uses it to attack Tamaki via a headbutt when he is pinned down.
  • 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.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Since his Quirk is not useful for directly attacking people, just disarming them, Setsuno initially wields an old fashioned katana to attack the police force.
  • Logical Weakness: Larceny only works if Setsuno can see the object he intends to take. Tamaki takes advantage of this to blind him temporarily by flicking crystal fragments into his face in order to pull off a heroic second wind against the trio.
  • Meaningful Name: The "Setsu" of Setsuno means "To steal".
  • Self-Deprecation: Setsuno doesn't hold himself in high regard and calls the entire group human trash, showing how expendable they are.

    Yu Hojo 

Yu Hojo

Voiced by: Ken'ichirou Matsuda (Japanese), Eric Lopez (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Quirk: Crystallization

Rank: C

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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.
  • The Brute: In the trio, Hojo has the most physical Quirk, and he's the one that first directly confronts Tamaki in a melee.
  • Clothing Damage: Over the course of his battle, Hojo quickly shreds his clothes as he grows more crystals.
  • Gemstone Assault: Hojo's Quirk allows him to grow reflective 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. This is subverted as Tamaki not only understands but also respects 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".
  • Mighty Glacier: His Quirk allows him to bolster his physical defense and offense by creating gem shields or swords, but he can't move that swiftly as a result.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A non-fatal example. Hojo once used his Quirk to create gems that his boss would then sell. When his boss realized that the gems were monetarily worthless, he threw Hojo out.

    Soramitsu Tabe 

Soramitsu Tabe

Voiced by: Kengo Tsuji (Japanese), Jeramey Kraatz (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Quirk: Food

Rank: C

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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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He has almost no lines, a goofy appearance, and gets knocked out by Aizawa within seconds, making him seems like a fodder villain. Then he wakes up, tears open his mask to reveal his gaping maw, and swiftly turns the battle against Tamaki by chomping through his attacks.
  • Pet the Dog: When Hojo is thrown in the way of Tabe, Tabe closes his mouth so as to not eat his friend, something Tamaki was relying on in order to achieve victory. Friends don't eat friends, after all.
  • 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 a spear and shield... up against two shields."
-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. This is in fact deliberatly enforced: Tengai was brought in so that he could be a level head to reign in Rappa, essentially serving as his handler.
  • 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 — The Rapper

Voiced by: Shouhei Kajikawa (Japanese), Eric Rolon (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Playable in: My Hero One's Justice 2

Quirk: Strongarm

Rank: B

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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 Fat Gum 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.


  • Affably Evil: Unlike the rest of the Hassaikai, who at their best put on a facade of politeness while holding absolute contempt for heroes underneath, Rappa is actually pretty personable for somebody who absolutely loves deathmatches. He genuinely compliments people when they do things he likes, and when he ends up losing to Fat Gum and Kirishima, he goes ahead and helps them find an infirmary to treat their wounds, so that they can get better and have the potential to grow stronger and eventually give him another satisfying fight in the future.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Rappa is strong enough to completely breakthrough Kirishima's "Unbreakable" form in one punch. He can also pierce straight through Fat Gum's fat with ease.
  • Blasphemous Boast: During his days in the Underground masquarade, the announcer gave one on his behalf.
    Announcer: If he meets God, he punches God. If he meets the Buddha, he punches the Buddha. If he meets you? I'll give you one guess what you're getting!
  • Blessed with Suck: By his own estimates, his Quirk, as it makes him able to be so strong that he has trouble finding any worthwhile combatants.
  • 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, and he even tries to attack his partner Tengai when his barriers interfere with the fight. He openly admits that he has no real loyalty towards Overhaul and only follows him for an opportunity to fight him again.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality:
    • Rappa only respects the people who have proven themselves to be strong, regardless of whether they are supposed to be his allies or enemies. He hates Tengai who doesn't have any interest in a full-blown fight but grows to respect Fat Gum 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.
    • He disdains the use of anything but one's own body and Quirk in battle. This has nothing to do with the lethality of the tools being brought to bear and everything to do with the fact that he hates the idea that a fight can be ended in one good hit instead of a knock-down drag-out battle. This is despite the fact that plenty of Quirks can end a fight nearly instantly, his own included.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk 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.
  • The Brute: Like Katsukami, his main contribution to the Eight Bullets is his raw physical power and insane damage output, which is enough to break through Kirishima's Unbreakable mode and Fat Gum's protective girth.
  • Challenge Seeker: He wants a death match between equals, as it helps him to feel powerful.
    Rappa: Most of my opponents went down with a single punch and didn't get back up. The ones who didn't just started begging for their lives. You know what that's like? Hoping for a challenge, and always walking away unsatisfied? You're never more powerful than when your life is at stake! That's why the best fight is a death match between equals!
  • Connected All Along: The underground fight club he fought with was revealed to be a front for All For One's operation, and presumably the same one Hood was farmed from. He was also "friends" with Mirko.
  • 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.
  • Expressive Mask: In the anime, the lower "lids" on his mask curve up when Fat Gum gets him excited to fight, and he feels that Fat Gum understands what he's about.
  • Fiery Redhead: He has light-red hair and is obsessed with fighting strong opponents.
  • Graceful Loser: Rappa doesn't care who wins the fight, as long either he or his opponent is dead by the end of it. During his fight with Fat Gum, he smiles as Fat Gum begins to overpower him and even tells Tengai to cut it with the barrier since there's no way it'll block Fat Gum's onslaught. While he doesn't count this as a true loss since neither him nor Fat Gum are dead, he happily helps Fat Gum and Kirishima by pointing them to an infirmary so they can heal up and hopefully fight again later.
  • Hero of Another Story: Hero is a stretch, but in the past in Vigilantes, he helps O'Clock alongside Mirko to help people who ended up unknowingly being part of All For One's scheme.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Rotating your shoulders quickly sounds about as useful and deadly as making mochi or creating zippers. It is.
  • 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 its 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.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: He likes referring to people as "a great X" e.g. "a great fat guy; a great recluse" whenever they say or do something that he likes.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Played with. Rappa purposely disses Overhaul's name not to rile up Overhaul himself, but to aggravate his partner Tengai instead. While Tengai always calls Overhaul "Master Overhaul",note  Rappa calls Overhaul "Overjerk" and "Overhole" instead, much to the latter's annoyance.
  • Masked Luchador: In his time with the Underground Masquarade, he wore a mask with a similar design and his personality fits with the more malevolent depictions of the trope. He kept most of the design when he came to work for Overhaul, simply adding a section to cover the mouth to fit with the plague mask motif.
  • 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.
    • Played with regarding the name he went by in the Underground Masqurade. He doesn't produce or perform rap music, as the title of "rapper" would indicate. However, the original and older meaning of rap is "to strike with a series of audible blows," and he definitly does a lot of that.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Rappa's Quirk allows him to dish these out and been shown to even damage Kirishima and Fat Gum.
  • Strict Parents Make Sneaky Kids: According to his backstory, his parents were said to be very strict, and that he went to the Underground fights as a way to rebel against them.
  • Super-Strength: Rappa demonstrates this, which even damages Fat Gum's tanking and Kirishima's "Unbreakable" mode.
  • Villain Respect: Rappa respects Fat Gum 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.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Seems to see Kirishima this way.
    Rappa: I called him a kid, but I was wrong: he's a man.
    • He also shows traces of this to Mirko in Vigilantes as well, and it seems the respect is mutual, when she states that she'll save her less painful attacks for guys like him.

    Hekiji Tengai 

Hekiji Tengai

Voiced by: Jun Miyamoto (Japanese), Shawn Gann (English)

Debut: Chapter 138 (Manga), Episode 70 (Anime)

Quirk: Barrier

Rank: C

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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 Fat Gum and Kirishima. His Quirk, "Barrier", allows him to create defensive barriers.


  • All There in the Manual: His Quirk's name was first confirmed in the ULTRA ANALYSIS Character Book.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He realizes Fat Gum is up to something when all he does is stand there and tank Rappa's battering assault. However, by the time he realizes what's truly going on, it's too late.
  • Barrier Warrior: Tengai's 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.
  • Not So Stoic: He does break his calm stance when Rappa both attempts to help Fat Gum and Kirishima and leaks what he knows of Overhaul's plans.
  • The Stoic: He never raises his voice or changes his tranquil temperament. Not when he is arguing with Rappa, not when Rappa attacks him, and not when Fat Gum is about blow him across the room.
  • Stopped Caring: Zigzagged. After Rappa starts attacking him because of their disagreements on a singular strategy, Tengei just completely forgoes reasoning with him entirely, and lets him do whatever he wants. Even so, he is fully prepared to erect a barrier around his violent partner if actual danger pops up.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He believes Fat Gum and Kirishima to be two shields who stand no chance against him and Rappa. Then he dismisses Kirishima as unfit to even be a shield. His surprise to when Fat Gum reveals his Quirk's true gimmick and Kirishima standing up to Rappa is fitting to say the least.

Others

    Eri 

Eri

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A young girl held captive by the Shie Hassaikai, whom Overhaul claims is his daughter.

Her current entry can be found here.

    Eri's Caretaker 

Eri's Caretaker

Debut: Chapter 136 (Manga), Episode 69 (Anime)

Quirk: Unknown

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"You haven't touched these toys yet? After we went to the trouble of buying them for you... Why not let yourself have some fun, for once? Cuz if you don't, I'll be the next one they're mopping off the walls, you brat!"

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


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: He tries patting Eri's head, but he does it rather roughly, so it doesn't make her feel better.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: His hair completely covers his eyes.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: His dialogue is littered with profanity.
  • Slasher Smile: He's trying to gain Eri's trust acting friendly toward her, but his creepy, forced smile only makes her fear him more.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only makes a few appearances in the story before disappearing and isn't even named, but he unintentionally provides the heroes with the information necessary to launch their assault on the Shie Hassaikai.
  • Stepford Smiler: He forces a smile when he's around Eri to appear more friendly, but it only makes him look scarier.
  • You Have Failed Me: Hasn't happened yet, but he is very aware that Overhaul will turn him into a red splatter on the wall if he fails at taking care of Eri or lets her escape.

Alternative Title(s): My Hero Academia Hassaikai, My Hero Academia Overhaul

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