Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / Torchbearer

Go To

Character page for Torchbearer. For the original anime/manga, see here.

    open/close all folders 

U.A. High School

Class 1-A

    Izuku Midoriya 

Izuku Midoriya / Deku

A young boy who aspires to be a hero like his idol, All Might. However, due to the limited capabilities of his Quirk, he starts off the story with little confidence. But after he inspired All Might by rushing into the fray to save his friend, he was given the opportunity to become the hero he aspires to be. His quirk is "Flame Magnet", as it lets him attract literal, existing flames towards himself. As of Chapter 12, he's the Vice-President of Class 1-A.
  • Action Hero: He's a hero-in-training to one day take All Might's place.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Unlike in canon, "Deku" is what Katsuki use as an Insult of Endearment; before Uraraka begins using it as this.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He becomes the chosen successor of his favorite hero.
  • Adaptational Badass: While still gaining "One For All" and suffering its drawbacks initially, Midoriya is also born with a Quirk of his own, which gives him experience to have better use of the "One For All" quirk. Chapter 20 also reveals that he and Bakugo engages in no-Quirk sparring while growing, which shows that he had some experience with combat prior to the story as well.
  • Always Someone Better: This is how Izuku feels towards Katsuki. Especially considering the practicality of their individual Quirks and Katsuki's greater talent for combat.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Currently, both "One for All" and "Flame Magnet" is this. Like in canon the former allowed Midoriya to achieve spectacular feats of strength, but at the cost of broken limbs. This also goes double for his natural quirk as overusing it in Chapter 6 can cause more damage by burning his already damaged skin as well.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Like in canon, this is one of Midoriya's strongest traits as Bakugo can attest to that:
    • In Chapter 9, he's able to correctly predict the outcome of the battle between Team Heroes (Jiro & Toru) and Team Villains (Tsuyu & Koda).
    • In Chapter 15, he predicted that the Nomu would protect Shigaraki if the latter were to be harmed, and it was proven correct.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Is basically shaping up to be this towards Kaminari after being being elected as Vice-President of Class 1-A.
  • Battlecry: Whenever Midoriya is about to unleashed a "Super Move", he yells out BURN!!!.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He picks it up from All Might, sometimes lacing it with "BURN!".
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Downplayed. While Midoriya was a bit awkward when talking to Uraraka for first time in Chapter 7, he was more worried about finding Bakugo to take the U.A. High's written exam on time.
  • Centipede's Dilemma: Downplayed. As having a Quirk of his own gives him enough experience to use "One for All" more effectively than in canon. (See Adaptational Badass above)
  • Character Tics:
    • He has a tendency to mumble when he's overthinking. It also becomes more apparent even when he's not mumbling out loud.
    • After the events of the USJ arc, he tends to inner monologue with "Other Izuku".
  • The Chosen One: He's chosen by All Might to be the next bearer of One For All.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: This is one of his ideal and defining traits. But at the same time however, it's also deconstructed as he is brought face-to-face with the emotional pain this causes the people who care about him.
  • Class Representative: Is elected as the Vice-President of Class 1-A in Chapter 12.
  • Determinator: The author comments that it must be terrifying to fight against him, as he just won't stay down.
  • First Kiss: With Ochako in Chapter 28, along with a relationship upgrade.
  • Glass Cannon: "One for All" is this for Midoriya at 100% since it can deal massive amounts of damage, but cripples his body after one use.
  • Glowing Eyes: Whenever Midoriya uses "Flame Magnet" to boost his physical power, his eyes glows orange like the coals of brazier.
  • The Hero: He's the main protagonist, but the others get their share of focus as well.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bakugo, a far cry compared to their relationship in the beginning of the canon manga.
  • Hybrid Power: Like Todoroki's "Half-Cold Half-Hot" and Bakugo's "Explosion", "Flame Magnet" is essentially a fusion of Inko and Hisashi's Quirks.
  • Ideal Hero: He holds the ideal that a hero must be kind and will always save those in need, and definitely live up to it.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Due to how extensive his injuries were after his match against Shoto, he bows out of the finals against Katsuki since he wouldn't be able to give it his 100% best.
  • The Leader: Whenever Bakugo isn't present in any situation, Midoriya takes this role where he ends up working with his classmates; and, like in canon, he also brings all four types ("Mastermind", "Levelheaded", "Headstrong", & "Charismatic") to the table as well.
  • The Lancer: He serves as this to Katsuki in the childhood and to the group of True Companions in Class 1-A (both real life and online).
  • Morality Chain: Serves as one to Bakugo during their childhood. (See Positive Friend Influence below)
  • Odd Friendship: He and Katsuki couldn't have been more different in personalities and heroic ideals, but are nevertheless close friends throughout their childhood.
  • Only Friend: Played straight with Katsuki during their childhood, and it goes both ways. Izuku was the only one who was a true friend to Katsuki where everyone else had very "shallow" reasons, while the latter was the only one who saw the former as being "worthy" to tag along behind him; only now averted as they both attend U.A. High and develop a group of True Companions with Class 1-A.
  • Playing with Fire: Literally, Midoriya's Quirk works by telekinetically pulling flames towards either his full body or at certain parts of it. However, later chapters shows Midoriya was only using one aspect of "Flame Magnet"; which leads him to creating his own original "Super Moves" apart from All Might's.
    • Nevada Smash: Midoriya uses this in Chapter 6. He starts by eating literal flames to increase his physical power; and throw a straight, forward punch at the Zero-Pointer's lower body.
    • Chicago Fire: Midoriya uses this in Chapter 16. He uses the above "flame-consuming" method but instead, spews it all back out in large, torrent stream like a dragon.
    • Reflect Fire: Midoriya came up with this move while training in the Conflagration Zone in Chapter 25. He would attract fire towards him, condense it using a surge of his Quirk at the precise attraction point, accelerate it using "One For All", shut off the use of "Flame Magnet" and let physics do the rest; with nothing holding the flames together anymore, it would expand outwards while maintaining its velocity. The final result... creating a minor explosion.
  • Positive Friend Influence: Midoriya is this to Bakugo as having a quirk of his own that can affect the latter's, allows him to be seen as worthy enough to have steer his explosive friend away from developing his negative traits further in canon. He even lampshades this in Chapter 2, wondering of what would happen if no one ever reign his friend in while growing up.
  • The Strategist: Midoriya is a very skilled planner and tactician, which gives him quite an edge in battles.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He zig-zags between this and Weak, but Skilled regarding the use of "One for All" and "Flame Magnet":
    • Like in canon, Midoriya basically surpasses his peers with the raw power provided by "One for All", but couldn't really use it effectively as the backlash damages his own body. This leads him to have to rely on his own wits and cooperation with others in order to win battles until he manages to use "One For All" more effectively.
    • The same goes for his own Quirk as well, since Midoriya couldn't practice with it effectively while growing up due to the Quirk regulation laws along with the fact he would be in trouble for committing arson if he were to create a large fire. These limitations stunt his Quirk's growth as he now has to work on catching up to his peers' level of skill in U.A. High.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Midoriya's "Flame Magnet" Quirk works just like how it's called, "being a magnet to attract flames". This becomes a case of Heart Is an Awesome Power, however, as this aspect of his Quirk proves invaluable to Midoriya throughout the later chapters.
  • Unsorcerer: Subverted. As Izuku does have a Quirk of his own, but no one knows of it (aside from Katsuki and their families) to the point that his middle school peers actually thought he was Quirkless.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: While Izuku does have skill in unarmed, no-Quirk combat thanks to sparring with Bakugo since childhood, this trope proves to be a mental hangup that keeps him from being the best fighter. His initial participation in Fight Club consists largely of his female classmates trying to break him out of this mindset, because while chivalrous conduct is good and all, a Villainess sure as heck wouldn't go easy on him.
Advertisement:
    Katsuki Bakugo 

Katsuki Bakugo

Midoriya's childhood friend and later rival. A gifted young student who has a strong natural talent for combat and is equally remarkable in academics. He's very prideful of his abilities, and is currently attending U.A. High in an effort to become the next No.1 hero. His "Explosion" quirk lets him sweat nitroglycerin and then ignite it, creating devastating explosions in the palms of his hands. He's the Freshmen Representative of the Hero Course, and also the founder and president of the "Fight Club" in Chapter 22.
  • The Ace: He's smart in academics, has a very powerful combat-oriented Quirk, and is very skilled in using it.
  • Action Hero: He's a hero-in-training, what else.
  • Adaptational Badass: While his canon-self is no slouch in combat, Bakugo is shown to be more competent here without the hindrance of an inflated ego and temperament.
    • In Chapter 4, he manage to hold his own against the Sludge Villain for a brief amount of time by dodging its fast movements before using his Quirk to send himself and a manhole into the air and then slam it into the liquid body with enough force to stun it.
    • Chapter 20 reveals in his conversation to Kirishima that he and Midoriya engages in no-Quirk sparring while growing up since they can't fully practice their Quirks in public due to Quirk regulations. This gives Bakugo some experience in combat prior to the story.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While Bakugo is still the arrogant and abrasive teen in canon, he's less prideful, more reasonable, and is on much better terms with everyone in Class 1-A.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He's referred to as "Kacchan" by Izuku.
  • Anti-Hero: Downplayed. Compared to his canon counterpart, who's more of an Unscrupulous Hero; Bakugo is slightly more friendly, yet stern here.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Downplayed. While he's still very prideful about his abilities, he also respects those who can give a good fight.
  • Berserk Button: He's got a long list of things that can easily set him off.
    • Being look down upon by others is definitely one for him.
    • Being treated as a "tool" by pretending to be his "friend" is another one.
    • Anyone slandering Izuku is a big one for him as he had to be held back from starting a fight with Monoma in Chapter 22.
    • Being called "Kacchan" by anyone other than Izuku.
  • The Berserker: Downplayed. While Bakugo's prefer strategy is to keep pelting enemies with his explosions, he can perform pretty insightful strategies on the fly during the heat of a fight.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has some shades of this toward Izuku, particularly suffering a Heroic BSoD in Chapters 17 & 18. It's then brought out in Chapter 22 where he had to be physically restraint from attacking Monoma when the latter was spouting out ugly things about Izuku.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Izuku basically sums up the status of their relationship as a hero (Katsuki) and his sidekick (Izuku), but wanted to be seen as an equal. Chapter 11 shows that after their battle, Katsuki finally did.
  • Born Winner: Being naturally talented and having a combat-based Quirk in a society that heavily favors "flashy, combat-orientated Quirks" means he was practically born at the top of the social food chain. It's also downplayed as upon entering U.A. High, there are other students whose Quirks are just as powerful and useful.
  • Blood Knight: Is all up for a good brawl, Quirk or no-Quirk.
  • The Bully: Averted. He's not one here, but his attitude still gives off the impression.
  • Class Representative: He's the "Freshmen Representative" of the entire Hero Course.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Downplayed. While he's not as depended on his Quirk compared to canon, Chapter 20 shows that he's still a bit inflexible when it comes to fighting without it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Very Downplayed. While he's less of a Jerkass here than in canon and have a group of True Companions, his arrogant behavior still makes it a bit hard for anyone outside of Class 1-A to approach him with intent of being friends.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a hero-in-training, but his personality gives little to show it.
  • Having a Blast: His Quirk works is by literally sweating out nitroglycerin to create large explosions through his palms.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Midoriya, a far cry compared to their relationship in the beginning of the canon manga.
  • Hidden Depths: Bakugo have these moments to show that he's not all anger and recklessness:
    • Despite his prideful personality, he does hold high standards for himself and those who're training to become future heroes.
    • He willingly takes advice from those who he acknowledges, and improve on any said flaws to become a better hero.
  • Hot-Blooded: This is his default personality, often yelling and being angry at anything that pisses him off.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Not in the sense of wanting to lead a normal life, as his ambition to become the next No.1 hero is still there and still going strong. It's just that Katsuki got so sick of his childhood peers (besides Izuku) trying to "leech off of him or schmooze their way into his "good" graces" by either pretending to be his "friend" or by "worshiping" him, that he had to laid down the law partway throughout middle school to prevent it.
  • Invincible Hero: His ideology on what a hero should be. He holds the ideal that a hero must be strong and victorious regardless of any situation, and is working to live up to it.
  • The Leader: He serves as this to the group of True Companions in Class 1-A (both real life and online).
  • Odd Friendship: He and Izuku couldn't have been more different in personalities and heroic ideals, but are nevertheless close friends throughout their childhood.
  • Only Friend: Played straight with Izuku during their childhood, and it goes both ways. Izuku was the only one who Katsuki saw as "worthy" to have him tag along behind, while the former was was the only one who was a true friend to the latter where everyone else had very "shallow" reasons. It's now averted as they both attend U.A. High and develop a group of True Companions with Class 1-A.
  • The Nicknamer: Gives these to people whenever he doesn't bother to remember their actual names.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He was disappointed that Izuku had to forfeit due to his injuries, and him not getting to fight him makes his victory in the Sports Festival feel hollow.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, as he's more of a Token Jerk Teammate. While Bakugo is much more adjusted here, he's still the most abrasive member of Class 1-A.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's a walking Cluster F-Bomb.
  • Smug Super: He has one of the most powerful and versatile Quirk in the series, and he won't let you forget it.
  • Strong and Skilled: Not only that his Quirk's raw power is ideal in combat, he's also very skilled at applying it in more creative ways than his usual Attack! Attack! Attack! strategy.
  • Super Reflexes: As a result from using his "Explosion" Quirk to quickly propel himself in any direction, Bakugo's reflexes and reaction time nearly rivals the level of Ashido's. This is first displayed during his fight against the Sludge Villain in Chapter 4 when he was able avoid getting grabbed when it came out of nowhere; and in his no-Quirk brawl with Ojiro in Chapter 20, the latter comment on said reflexes as "astonishing".
  • White Man's Burden: Played straight in their childhood and up towards Chapter 10; While Katsuki doesn't think Izuku would be a capable hero due to the limitations of the latter's Quirk, he still holds his friend's worth with enough regard to take him along as a sidekick. This is later on subverted in Chapter 10 after their "fated" battle, with Katsuki stating that he really can't call his friend a sidekick anymore.
    Ochako Uraraka 

Ochako Uraraka

A young aspiring hero who wants to make money to support her family. She becomes close friends with Midoriya after they first meet. Her Quirk, appropriately called "Zero Gravity"; lets her remove the gravity of an object she touches, but will suffer vertigo effects if she overuse it.
  • Action Girl: If the fact that she's a hero-in-training doesn't go through someone's mind, then nothing will.
  • Always Someone Better: How she feels about her classmates in her conversation with Izuku in Chapter 28; to the point that Ochako stated that she flat-out doesn't deserve to be a hero considering her objective at the end of the day compared to the high ambitions of others' in Class 1-A.
  • Badass Adorable: A cute and sweet girl, who's a hero-in-training at the top-ranking Hero School in Japan.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She has yet to undergo Gunhead's martial arts training in canon, but is shown to have some aptitude in unarmed combat when using her Quirk in conjunction.
  • The Chick: Is currently the only female member in the group of True Companions in Class 1-A (both real life and online).
  • Combat Pragmatist: She will fight dirty when given in a desperate situation. Shoji can attest to that in Chapter 10, where he was walking a bit "strangely" after the Heroes vs Villains exercise. (See Groin Attack below)
  • Distressed Damsel: This is played with during the entrance exam in Chapter 6. Midoriya rushes in to save her without a second thought when he sees her trapped under some debris. He succeeds, but was about to crushed by the fallout, resulting in Uraraka saving him and herself with her Quirk.
  • First Kiss: With Izuku in Chapter 28.
  • Gravity Master: Is capable of negating the gravity of things she touches.
  • Groin Attack: Inflict this onto Shoji during the Heroes vs Villains exercise in Chapter 10.
  • Money, Dear Boy: In-Universe, her main motivation is to make money for her family. This isn't treated as a negative, as she's still a sweet person who wants to help people.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: The author has stated at the end of Chapter 20, that Ochako is slowly and steadily entering a relationship with Izuku. In Chapter 28, they not only officially started their relationship, but also shared their First Kiss as well.
    Tenya Iida 

Tenya Iida

The member of the prestigious Iida family and the younger brother of the current Ingenium. His family Quirk is "Engine", which he can form engine-like tubes on his calves that can amp up his speed or give his kicks a power boost. Along with Yaoyorozu, they're both in charge of the "Fight Club's" logistics department in Chapter 22.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is refer to as "Glasses" by Katsuki, which is also used in his online username.
  • Always Someone Better: He believes he will never be as good a hero as his older brother.
  • Big Brother Worship: Tenya admires his older brother and aims to become a great hero like him.
  • Character Tics: Straightening his arms and gesturing whenever he praises someone or makes a speech.
  • Comically Missing the Point: His tendency to make quick positive assumptions over the questionable acts of U.A. and other people.
  • Heroic Lineage: He comes from a long line of heroes and wishes to be as great as his brother.
  • Hot-Blooded: A particularly polite and well-behaved example, as unlike Bakugo, he's never really angry or violent outside a heated battle.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His hero costume is a set of full plate armor, and has the noble and honorable personality down to a T as well.
  • Large Ham: This is Played for Laughs due to his Super OCD and over-the-top movements, which gets pushed even further when he pretends to be the villain in the training exercises.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Has a serious expression for most of the time, and his square glasses help this image.
  • Super Speed: Is capable of fast movement and kicks due to his "Engine" Quirk, as it makes the calves on his legs produce literal engines.
  • The Smart Guy: Serves as this to his group of True Companions in Class 1-A (both real life and online).
    Eijiro Kirishima 

Eijiro Kirishima

An eager and friendly young man who's obsessed with anything that follows the concept of "manliness" and Crimson Riot. His Quirk, "Harden", allows him to harden his body to certain degrees; but secretly feels insecure of it not being "flashy" enough to be a hero.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is usually referred to as "Kiri" by Mina. Chapter 22 reveals that he used to be called "Ei" back in middle school. When he let Mina refer to him as that, it then became an Embarrassing Nickname when she starts to poke fun at it.
    Ashido: "Ei, huh?" (she considered this for a moment before suddenly grinning widely), "Hey, Ei! Heyeieieieieieiei~"
  • All-Loving Hero: Mina thinks that this trait is what really sets him apart from the crowd.
  • Always Someone Better: He feels this way towards Ashido because of her natural ability of standing out and being at the center of attention. This and couple by the fact that she had the courage to move despite feeling fear, made him envious and wish to be like her. Funny enough, Chapter 22 reveals that Mina also felt the same towards him in their conversation; as his fear to get involve shows that he thinks before he acts, and wouldn't make a mistake on an impulse.
  • Amazon Chaser: Shows shades of this towards any girl to who proves herself through physical activity:
    • He compliment Uraraka for her high placement score in the Entrance Exam as "hot" in Chapter 9, causing her to be embarrassed.
    • He made a side comment to Midoriya after witnessing Ashido's incredible dancing skills as "so hot that he physically felt it" in Chapter 26, which made her blush as she heard it from afar.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His preferred method of fighting in battle.
  • Becoming the Mask: Chapter 22 shows that his current persona is a conscious attempt to shed the person he used to be.
  • The Berserker: Due to the function of his "Harden" Quirk, Kirishima's main strategy is really just to attack anything in his way. This is also deconstructed given that it makes Kirishima a predictable fighter that can be exploited by more skillful opponents.
  • Book Dumb: He's not exactly dumb in the field, but Kirishima spends most of his time working out instead of studying and prefers reckless fighting.
  • Boring, but Practical: This is how he feels about his own Quirk. While he acknowledges that it's useful, he also finds it generic and not flashy enough.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While Kirishima's Quirk hardens his body for external defense and offense properties, it doesn't protect him from internal damage. Chapter 11 shows that in his fight against Mashirao, the latter was able to hurt him by using palm strikes to circumvent Kirishimia's harden skin rather than to break it.
  • Gender Is No Object: The ideal of the "manly spirit" goes for any gender as Kirishima praise Uraraka for coming in 3rd place in the Entrance Exam as "manly" in Chapter 9.
  • The Heart: Kirishima fits this role regardless on which team or group he's on.
  • Hot-Blooded: This was inspired by the famous Crimson Riot. Since the end of his middle school years, Kirishima has developed a fiery attitude in order to leave behind his former gloomy, weak self.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: He doesn't say anything after his heart-to-heart conversation with Mina in Chapter 22, but was definitely surprised of how much she saw in him.
  • Instant Armor: Like in canon, his Quirk is being able to harden his body.
  • Ship Tease: Has these moments with Ashido, especially considering their relationship in canon:
    • They show to confide in each other in Chapter 22, and are able to understand each other more in a closer manner.
    • Another one in Chapter 26, where he makes a side comment about Mina being "so hot that he physically felt it" after seeing her display her incredible dancing skills; with her blushing after hearing it from afar.
  • Stone Wall: Downplayed in when he does hit someone while his body is harden when using his quirk, its going to be really painful. This also influence his fighting style as Bakugo pointed out after their no-Quirk brawl in Chapter 20.
  • Super Toughness: Can survive tons of punishment thanks to his Quirk, and to a lesser extent when not activating it in during his no-Quirk spar with Bakugo in Chapter 20.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Thanks to Crimson Riot, his idol, defining manliness as living without regrets; Kirishima is determined to uphold this ideal and as a result, is obsessed with "manly" things.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: When all his quirk does is to harden his skin, Kirishima has to hope that hardening and punching his way to victory is enough.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Tells this to Mina as they confide to each other in Chapter 22.
    Mezo Shoji 

Mezo Shoji

A tall, intimidating, yet friendly young man whose Quirk, "Dupli-Arms", takes the form of multiple arm-shaped tentacles that can replicate any part of his body at their tips; he is often compared to an octopus.
  • Animal Motifs: He's often compared to an octopus due to his Quirk.
  • The Big Guy: He's the tallest student of Class 1-A, and serves as this to the group of True Companions that consists of Katsuki, Izuku, Ochako, Tenya, and Eijiro.
  • Combat Tentacles: Part of his Quirk. He uses them to replicate parts of his body.
  • Creepy Good: Shoji's far from heroic looking, yet he's one of the gentlest kids in Class 1-A.
  • Gentle Giant: He's the tallest and one of the strongest in Class 1-A, as well as the most gentle.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He can grow multiple arms if he wanted as part of his Quirk.
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind-hearted and calm most of the time, betraying his creepy appearance.
  • Sixth Ranger: He's the sixth member to join the group and the final one in their online one in Chapter 18.
Advertisement:
    Shoto Todoroki 

Shoto Todoroki

The youngest son of the No. 2 hero, Endeavor, and one of the students admitted into U.A. based on recommendation. His Quirk is a special hybrid one called "Half-Cold Half-Hot", where his left side can emit powerful barrages of fire (though he hates the idea of using it) while his right side generates enormous bursts of ice.
  • Broken Ace: He's immensely skilled and talented, to the point of being one of the four recommended students, but his experiences with his father have made him rather stunted in social engagements.
  • Daddy Issues: He has a lot of problems with his father, Endeavor. It's not unfounded since he subjected the kid to Training from Hell at an early age to surpass All Might and drove his mother mad because of it. Shoto actively rebels against his father on damn near everything as a result.
  • An Ice Person: One aspect of his Quirk allows him to generate large amounts of ice through his right side. His aloof personality also plays into this.
  • No Social Skills: His entire life has pretty much been all about training and studying to be a hero, so interacting with others is not his strong suit. When he tried talking to Midoriya, he mentally asked himself if what he was saying sounded natural.
  • Playing with Fire: The other aspect of his Quirk allows him to produce fire from his left side, but hasn't been shown using it aside from thawing people out of his ice. It isn't until his fight with Izuku in the Sports Festival that he could bring himself to go all out with it.
    Momo Yaoyorozu 

Momo Yaoyorozu - Yaomomo

An exceptionally talented student who's family owns the Yaoyorozu Conglomerate. Like Shoto, she was admitted into U.A. based on recommendation. Her Quirk, "Creation", allows her to convert lipids into new atoms and generate matter from her body provided that she understands the object's molecular structure. Along with Iida, they're both in charge of the "Fight Club's" logistics department in Chapter 22.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. She puts up a good showing during the Sports Festival during her fight with Katsuki, and even gets a pep talk from him after the match, so her confidence doesn't get anywhere near as stunted as it did in canon.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Her classmates nickname her Yaomomo. While this is a portmanteau of her first and family names, it also serves to as an easier alternative than pronouncing her surname.
    Mina Ashido 

Mina Ashido

An energetic, almost alien looking girl. She's quite bouncy and a bit of a slacker when it comes to homework, but her personality makes it easy for her to make friends. Her Quirk, "Acid", allows her skin to secrete an acidic substance that she can use in combat; and can manipulate its level of solubility and viscosity, but excreting too much acid will eventually start to damage her own skin.
  • The Nicknamer: She usually calls others in a shorten version of their names.
  • Super Reflexes: Ashido's reflexes and reaction time are nearly unrivaled by her classmates of Class 1-A.
    Denki Kaminari 

Denki Kaminari

A young boy with an "electrifying" personality. He often tries to show off and look cool, but aspires to become a hero like his peers. His Quirk, "Electrification", allows him to discharge electricity from his body. Despite his Quirk being extremely powerful, he also has an upper limit to how much electricity he can output at once, and going over this limit short-circuits his own brain which briefly turns him into a giggling idiot. As of Chapter 12, he's the President of Class 1-A.
  • Becoming the Mask: What Kaminari hopes to become one day with the facade of being a "cool and confident" hero in Chapter 11.
  • Beneath the Mask: As Izuku puts it in Chapter 12, Denki is just another guy trying to find his feet like anyone else; and he did that by putting on a "mask of confidence" to hide his own insecurities.
  • Book Dumb: He's not very good at academics, but is a capable hero-in-training.
  • Class Representative: Is elected as the President of Class 1-A in Chapter 12.
  • The Ditz: Very Downplayed. While Kaminari not very intelligent, he does hold considerable knowledge in certain subjects. However, its played straight in his "moron state", when he literally short circuits his brain and temporarily becomes a babbling idiot.
  • The Heart: Kaminari serves as this to tie Class 1-A together, especially after becoming Class President.
  • Heroic RRoD: Kaminari has a wattage limit to how much he can discharge. If he were to go over that, he "short circuits" his own brain and is left in a dumb state for an hour.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's very insightful concerning social interactions despite being a Book Dumb Japanese student.
    • He's aware of the importance of self-image and how the opinions of others is important to becoming a hero.
    • Like everyone else, he's not above the pressure of living up to the standards of a hero.
    • Likewise, despite his usually jocular attitude, he seems to take his role as Class President very seriously:
      • After the USJ attack, when he was recovering from "idiot mode" after using an all-out attack against the villains, his first thought is to make sure all of his classmates are accounted for.
      • While keeping vigil next to Izuku's bed in the infirmary, he's much more serious than usual, and commends his classmates' work and tells them to say the same to anyone else not present at that moment.
      • When Monoma starts goading the class, he steps in to defend his fellows.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Has this in a smirk when channeling the electricity of his quirk into a metal baton to fight against the USJ Thugs in Chapter 14.
  • Shock and Awe: At first, he's not quite good at controlling it and just "wears" lighting and can discharge it in short bursts. Meaning at best he just acts as a taser and this means having to actually get up close to his targets. If he goes all out, he risks hitting allies as well as enemies.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Despite his lack of academic intelligence and "cool" attitude, one wouldn't think that Kaminari shows very insightful knowledge in a given situation.
    • Chapter 12 shows that in his private conversation with Izuku, that being elected by their entire class means that they want the both of them to lead, and it wouldn't be fair to refuse as it would be the same as insulting their "faith" in them.
    • In Chapter 14, he knows that Yaoyorozu wouldn't have enough time to create the "100mm Thick Insulator Sheet" as they'll be overwhelmed by the Zerg Rush from the USJ Thugs. So, he ordered Jiro to guard Yaoyorozu while he went out to distract them by being a "showstopper".
  • Stupidity-Inducing Attack: His Heroic RRoD is caused by breaking his own wattage limit. It's only ideal to do this as a last resort to ensure victory, but it'll be an Instant-Win Condition for the opponent if it doesn't.
  • Sword Plant: Performs this with a baton when executing his "Indiscriminate Discharge 1,300,000 volts" move in Chapter 14.
    Yuga Aoyama 

Yuga Aoyama


Advertisement:
    Mashirao Ojiro 

Mashirao Ojiro


  • Smug Super: He invokes this during the training exercise when his side was playing the villains. Outside of the training exercise, he averts this.
    Tsuyu Asui 

Tsuyu Asui


  • Animal Motifs: Frogs, since her Quirk lets her do anything a frog can and gives her some similarities in appearance.
    Fumikage Tokoyami 

Fumikage Tokoyami

A student with a bird head who's rather brooding. His Quirk, "Dark Shadow", is sentient with an aggressive and hot-headed attitude, and can attack his opponents while getting stronger in the dark.
  • Blood Knight: His Dark Shadow, even when in light, lives for the thrill of facing strong opponents. He's also not happy about not being part of the class Fight Club since he's a Quirk, and Quirks are prohibited.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not him, but Dark Shadow is in the running for "Most Foul-Mouthed Character" in the story.
  • The Stoic: He gives off this attitude.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His fighting skills are lacking, but Dark Shadow's sheer power in darkness makes up for it. He also gets made fun of by his Quirk for how lackluster his fighting abilities are.
    Koji Koda 

Koji Koda

An incredibly timid boy who rarely ever talks. His "Ani-voice" Quirk lets him communicate with animals.
  • Honor Before Reason: He drops out of the Sports Festival because he doesn't believe he did enough in the cavalry battle to deserve to be in the finals.
    Rikido Sato 

Rikido Sato


    Hanta Sero 

Hanta Sero


    Kyoka Jiro 

Kyoka Jiro


  • Berserk Button: Perversion, as she was furious when Mineta groped Yaoyorozu.
    Toru Hagakure 

Toru Hagakure


  • Honor Before Reason: She drops out of the Sports Festival after the Cavalry battle because she views herself as not having done anything to deserve a spot in the final segment like everyone else has.
  • Secret Keeper: She learned about Shoto's past when she eavesdropped on his conversation with Izuku, and she doesn't plan on telling anyone about it for Shoto's sake.
    Minoru Mineta 

Minoru Mineta

A student with a perverted attitude. His Quirk, called "Pop Off", lets him remove the sticky balls on his head and use them to subdue his opponents, though his scalp will bleed profusely if he pulls too many off at once. He later transfers out of U.A. High after the events of the USJ arc.
  • Adapted Out: like many fanfics, Mineta is subject to this as the author wishes to bring a better character into Class 1-A. Though unlike most examples, he drops out willingly rather than getting Put on a Bus to Hell.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As Aizawa stated, Mineta's isn't conventionally powerful, but is nevertheless smart when applying the applications of his quirk.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Seemingly disappeared from Class 1-A after the events of the USJ arc. Chapter 22 & 23 reveals that Mineta didn't just transfer out of Class 1-A, but out of the Hero School entirely due to the mental trauma of surviving against the League of Villains attack.

Class 1-B

    Neito Monoma 

Neito Monoma

A rather jerkass member of Class 1-B who antagonizes Class 1-A.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He acts all high and mighty to the point where Bakugo and Endeavor come across as more modest and polite, but in reality, he's incredibly insecure and emotionally fragile due to the stigma his "villainous" Quirk has caused him.

Class 1-C

    Hitoshi Shinsou 

Hitoshi Shinsou

A General Studies student who wants to become a member of the hero course. His "Brainwashing" Quirk allows him to control people's minds if they talk to him.
  • Boring, but Practical: His Quirk is extremely useful for taking out badguys, but it's not very flashy and isn't useful for the entrance exam. He's painfully aware of this.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's perfectly willing to go to war against Class 1-A, but even he felt that Monoma's attitude toward them was way too far.

Faculty and Staff

    Toshinori Yagi/All Might 

Toshinori Yagi / All Might

The No. 1 hero and the strongest hero in the world. His actions in stopping villainy have earned him the name "The Symbol of Peace. Unknown to most, he was severely injured in his battle with All For One, the villain who killed his mentor. After the Sludge Villain incident, he sees the bravery and righteousness in Izuku and chooses him to be his successor by passing his Quirk on to him.
  • Big Good: He serves as a pillar of hope and justice for the world, with many aspiring to follow his example.
  • Blow You Away: The sheer strength of his punch is enough to send powerful shock waves throughout the air, and was even able to change the weather itself in Chapter 4.
  • Born Unlucky: He was originally one of the 20% of the world's population that's born Quirkless before he received One For All.
  • The Chooser of The One: He was the current wielder of "One For All" prior to Midoriya, and chose him to become his successor in Chapter 4.
  • The Dreaded: As the Symbol of Peace, he invokes fear into the hearts of evildoers wherever he goes. It's noted that the crime rate plummets just by virtue of his presence.
  • Invincible Hero: He's seen as this by the rest of the world.
  • Older Than They Look: He's almost fifty years old, but he's got the appearance of a man two decades younger than that.
  • World's Best Warrior: The highest-ranked hero in Japan and he's still managed to keep the top spot despite being out of his prime and the Game-Breaking Injury from his battle against All for One.
  • World's Strongest Man: As the wielder of One For All at its strongest form, All Might is definitely this.
    Shota Aizawa/Eraser Head  

Shota Aizawa—Eraser Head


  • Anti-Magic: His Quirk allows him to "erase" another's usage of their quirk as long as he's looking at them.
    Anakuro Hirooki/Thirteen 

Anakuro Hirooki / Thirteen

A teacher in U.A. High who overlooks the rescue exercises and also a hero who specializes in disaster relief. Their Quirk, "Black Hole", allows them to create black holes with their fingers; said holes can disintegrate matter at the atomic level.
  • Adaptational Badass: Since they don't get knocked out by Kurogiri, they get more time to showcase their fighting abilities at during the USJ attack.
  • Ambiguous Gender: They fall into this since the it's not reveal what Thirteen's appearance looks like under the suit, so it is unknown if they are male or female.

Other Heroes

    Enji Todoroki/Endeavor 

Enji Todoroki / Endeavor

The No. 2 ranked hero and the father of Shoto. He seeks to surpass All Might through his son to ascend to the rank of No. 1 hero. His Quirk is "Hellflame", which grants him an immensely powerful form of pyrokinesis and a great deal of heat resistance.
  • Abusive Parent: He plays with this trope here. While yes, he did conceive his son primarily as a means of surpassing All Might and has subjected him to Training from Hell, he does give him legitimate advice that Shoto acknowledges as in the right and he does seem interested in trying to get his son to be more sociable with others.
  • Always Second Best: The driving force behind his actions is that no matter how many cases he solves or no matter how hard he tries, he'll never surpass All Might on his own.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Questions his son on whether or not his vow never to use his fire is worth the lives of others, to which his son cannot answer.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied that society's stigma against fire Quirks at the time he was a child combined with the bullying and harsh treatment he received growing up lead to him turning out as he has now.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: To the point where the author was concerned that he was making Endeavor too much of this trope.
    • He's more often than not correct on how his son's deliberate refusal to use his fire is more harmful to him than he lets on.
    • He calls his son out on his unwillingness to use his flames during the USJ attack given that the Noumu proved to be weak to fire attacks and that said Noumu could have killed his classmates.
  • Nominal Hero: He's one of the world's foremost heroes and his abilities on the job are second only to All Might, but he's not a nice person. He seems aware of this and it plays into his methodology: In heroism, the results are the only thing that matter, all else is secondary.
  • Playing with Fire: His Quirk allows him to emit and control powerful flames.
  • Villain Respect: "Villain" isn't exactly the right word since he's more of a Nominal Hero, but he gives his respect to Izuku and praises his actions against the Sludge Villain when he sees the footage of the event.
  • Workaholic: He doesn't seem to have a personal life beyond training Shoto, solving cases, and doing hero work. His own son only sees him as Endeavor because to do otherwise would involve him legitimately having a personal life outside his hero identity.

Citizens

Midoriya's Family

    Inko Midoriya 

Inko Midoriya


Bakugo's Family

    Mitsuki Bakugo 

Mitsuki Bakugo


League of Villains

    All for One 

All for One / Sensei


    Tomura Shigaraki 

Tomura Shigaraki

A psychotic villain who attacks the USJ with an army of thugs and minor villains.
  • Freudian Excuse: His backstory of being left to rot by the heroes who spur apathy in society is played up more rather than his needs for wanton mayhem.
  • The Heavy: He's really this in practice, since the League of Villains is lead by All For One behind the scenes.
    Kurogiri  

Kurogiri

The bartender for the League of Villain's home base and their teleporter.
    The Original Nomu 

Nomu

A mutant that was created by giving a human multiple Quirks. He has the abilities of "Shock Absorption" and "Regeneration".
  • Dumb Muscle: He's pretty much incapable of rational thought beyond "obey and protect Shigaraki".
  • Kill It with Fire: He is severely weak to fire based attacks, which Izuku finds out during the attack on the USJ.
    Himiko Toga 

Himiko Toga

A bloodthirsty teenage girl who joined the League sometime after the USJ incident.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She joins the League long before Stain makes his mark on the world.
  • Affably Evil: She's genuinely perky and upbeat, but she really loves killing people and drinking blood.
  • Blood Lust: She's completely obsessed with blood. Calling her a "blood raving lunatic" wouldn't be completely inaccurate.
Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback