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My Hero Academia: All Villains Ranked From Weakest To Strongest

My Hero Academia has taken off as one of the most popular pieces of superhero media of all time, both the manga and anime standing as brilliant examples of the genre. One thing that makes My Hero Academia stand out amongst the rest of superhero media is the awesome villains. Where the MCU has a chronic villain problem, My Hero Academia has the opposite; nearly every villain is interesting and captivating and has an awesome storyline. Even a couple of one-off villains have their fair share of intrigue! Suffice to say, the show might be called My Hero Academia, but the villains are just as important, since they provide the mirror image of hero culture in the world of the anime. They also have some of the coolest powers and abilities.

From the minions to the big bads, there are some powerful villains in the world of My Hero Academia, so we decided to rank them from weakest to strongest. We're going to be looking at all of the significant villains in both the manga and anime and ranking their Quirks and skills based on strength. So, if a villain has been prominently featured, but their Quirk has never been shown, then we won't be considering them. Additionally, we will be looking at the potential application at some of these villains' Quirks in order to see which is the strongest on a larger scale. With those rules out of the way, here are all the main villains of My Hero Academia, ranked from weakest to strongest.

24 SHIN NEMOTO

Starting us off at the bottom is a villain that has yet to appear in the anime, one of the members of villain Overhaul's "Eight Expendables," Shin Nemoto. The Eight Expendables are villains who have lost the will to live, thus the name, and have joined up with Overhaul to have purpose in their lives.

Amongst their ranks, Shin Nemoto's Quirk, Confession, appears to be the weakest of them all. Don't get us wrong, being able to force the truth out of people is useful for reconnoissance, but not in a fight, which is why Nemoto is at the bottom.

23 TOYA SETSUNO

Next up is another member of the Eight Expendables, Toya Setsuno, who's Quirk is known as Larceny, a creative name for a power that lets him teleport objects in the possession of others into his hands. Larceny is definitely useful, especially in stealth or theft-related missions, but in a fight, Toya might not be the best ally.

Toya gets ranked just above Shin Nemoto, however, since his power could be used to steal support items off of heroes who need them in order to use their Quirk, which makes him rather dangerous.

22 BIG SIS MAGNE

Next up is Big Sis Magne, who's Quirk is known as Magnesis. We were first introduced to this villain in the training camp arc, in which she displayed the power of her Quirk, which allows her to magnetize people, women are polarized north, and men are polarized south.

Though this can be a powerful Quirk in crowds or against multiple opponents—since she can repel two people, causing them to go flying in opposite directions, or she can stick a group of people together—but one-on-one, it's not the most offensive Quirk, so it's in the bottom five.

21 TWICE

Twice is a bit of mixed bag in terms of the application of his Quirk, which is known as Double. With this Quirk, the villain is able to make exact duplicates of people upon knowing their exact measurements.

Though this stipulation for creating a clone is a bit specific, Twice is shown to have no problem memorizing measurements, thus the real drawback is that the clones have their own autonomy can cannot be controlled. They are useful in a fight and possibly in infiltration, but they have the same personality as the original, which is where things get tricky.

20 SORAMITSU TABE

Next up is Soramitsu Tabe of the Eight Expendables, whose Quirk is known as Food. While this doesn't sound all that powerful, wait till you hear what it does; Food allows Tabe to consume anything.

Tabe's teeth and stomach can easily chew and process any matter of, well, matter. With this power, Tabe can basically eat his way out of any situation, which is why physical attacks against him are a probably a bad idea—don't want to lose a hand—and there is no way to trap him, since he can eat through restraints.

19 HIMIKO TOGA

Next up is a fan favorite character who's Quirk is perfect for infiltration and espionage, Himiko Toga. Himiko's power is known as Transform, and it allows her to transform into any person as long as she consumes their blood.

With this power, Himiko perfectly infiltrated the Hero License exam, posing as Camie Utsushimi. Though she cannot recreate the Quirk of whoever she is impersonating, Himiko's power definitely earns her a few points for its many applications, the greatest of which is gathering intel on heroes.

18 MR. COMPRESS

Imagine being able to turn your greatest enemy into a marble—just like that, some big hulking monster is nothing but a tiny compressed orb that could be easily destroyed. This is exactly the power of Mr. Compress, who's Quirk is known as Compress.

With this Quirk, Mr. Compress is not only able to capture and trap pretty much any opponent, but he can also select a specific body part to compress, possibly maiming his targets. All in all, it's a powerful form of incapacitation, but it has some limits and isn't the strongest in a fight.

17 KENDO RAPPA

Next we have another Eight Expendables member, Kendo Rappa, who's Quirk is known as Strong Shoulder. This doesn't really sound like much more than a healthy joint, but the way in which it is applied makes this villain one of the strongest hand-to-hand fighters in the series.

When combined with his great physical stature and excellent physicality, Kendo Rappa's shoulders, which can rotate at superhuman speeds, basically give his arms superhuman strength, since more force can be applied to his punches without normal shoulder movement limitations.

16 DEIDORO SAKAKI

Emitter Quirks are the kinds of powers that can affect a large area or a large group of people, and as such, they are a little more powerful than other types of Quirks. Take the Quirk of Eight Expendables member Deidoro Sakaki, for example.

Known as Sloshed, Sakaki's Quirk causes those around him to feel inebriated, leading them to lose their balance and experience dizziness. This is a powerful quirk that would be useful against even the toughest opponents, which is why it comes close to the top 15.

15 RIKIYA KATSUKAME

Sakaki's Quirk is great and all, but even more powerful than throwing off the balance of others is the power to steal their stamina, which is exactly what Rikiya Katsukame's Quirk does. Known as vitality stealing, this Quirk literally lets Katsukame take the stamina of whoever he touches, which he can then use to increase his size and strength.

Though it doesn't work in the same way as Sakaki's emitter-styled Quirk, being able to take the energy of others via touch far outclasses making them dizzy, which is why Katsukame is our number 16.

14 MOONFISH

Bringing up the top 15 is, without a doubt, the grosses entry on our list, the villain known as Moonfish. Moonfish has the power to turn his teeth into sharp blades that can grow to any size and shape, allowing him to attack, defend, and even travel using nothing but his mouth.

Yes, it is very gross, but it's also incredibly powerful, since he was able to fight off multiple people at once without using his hands. Moonfish's blades also seem very powerful and capable of regenerating, which makes him very dangerous in a fight.

13 MUSTARD

Next up we have Mustard, a villain whose name is a reference to mustard gas, since his Quirk allows him to emit a powerful sleeping gas from his body. Though the gas is not poisonous like actual mustard gas, his Quirk is still rather powerful for a number of other reasons.

On top of being able to knock out a wide area, Mustard is also very skilled at detecting people within the gas cloud, since he can read the movements from the fluctuations of the gas. The only downside to this powerful Quirk is can also affect the villain himself.

12 GENTLE CRIMINAL & LA BRAVA

Up next we have a team of villains whose power together make them one of the top 15 strongest villains in the series, Gentle and La Brava. Gentle's power allows him to apply elastic properties to anything, including the air, which lets him to jump across the sky.

This Quirk becomes more powerful when combined with La Brava's Quirk of Love, which lets her power up the Quirk of whoever she feels love for, which happens to be Gentle. With his powered up Quirk, Gentle had a crazy battle with Deku, showing how strong the villains' combined power was.

11 HEKIJI TENGAI

Coming it at number 11 is another member of the eight expendables, a villain known as Hekiji Tengai. Tengai's Quirk doesn't have any name as of yet, but we do know it allows him to create barriers.

This might not seem like much at first, but when you look at how much force his barriers have withstood, Tengai seems like a much more powerful villain, at least in terms of defense. Pro hero Fat Gum even stated that it was like punching a steel wall, which shows how strong Tengai really is.

10 YU HOJO

Bringing up the top 10 is the final member of Overhaul's Eight Expendables, Yu Hojo. Yu's power is simply known as crystallization, and it allows him to grow strong and durable crystals from his body, which gives him great offensive and defensive capabilities.

On top of being able to protect himself with his crystals, Yu can also form crude weapons, like a giant sword, to attack his opponents. Though we don't know much about this Quirk, what we've seen in the manga shows just how powerful Yu Hojo is.

9 TOMURA SHIGARAKI

Next up is one of the series' main antagonists, Tomura Shigaraki, who has one of the strongest Quirks in the series. Known as Decay, Tomura's Quirk causes whatever he touches with all five fingers to decay and turn to dust.

The major downside to this Quirk is that it is involuntary, and thus Tomura has to be careful not to touch something with all of his fingers. The Quirk can also spread from a single touch, causing a limb to require amputation. All things considered, Tomura is indeed one of the strongest villains in My Hero Academia.

8 MUSCULAR

Being able to disintegrate anything you touch is cool and all, but it doesn't beat raw power, which Muscular has in spades. Known simply as Muscle Augmentation, Muscular's Quirk allows him to increase his strength by adding and augmenting muscle fibers, resulting in his muscles manifesting outside of his body.

Just by looking at his Quirk in action, it's easy to see just how strong Muscular is, which is why it took all of Deku's strength and then some to take down the villain. Without a doubt, Muscular makes the top 10.

7 DABI

There's a theory that Dabi is a member of the Todoroki family, the long lost brother of Shoto who became a villain. This would explain why his Quirk is a fire type like Endeavor, and why it's so powerful. Simply known as cremation, Dabi's Quirk is the ability to emit fire so hot that it burns blue, which is hotter than Endeavor's flames.

That's not all, either, since Dabi has also shown precise control of his flames as well as an absurd range that he can cover with fire, making him a very skilled and powerful villain.

6 KUROGIRI

Coming in at number six is Shigaraki's right-hand man, Kurogiri, whose Quirk is known as Warp Gate. Warp Gate allows this villain to control a black fog that can be used to teleport anyone or anything over short distances.

This power has a number of different applications from concealing his identity to fleeing a fight and even defending against attacks by teleporting his opponent away. With such a wide range and multiple applications of his Quirk, Kurogiri easily earns his spot at number six on our list.

5 HERO KILLER STAIN

Now we're into the top five strongest villains in My Hero Academia, and number five is none other than Stain, the Hero Killer. Stain's Quirk is strong, but not that strong, and what makes him one of the strongest villains is the skills he has acquired to make his Quirk as powerful as possible.

Stain's Quirk, known as Blood Curdle, allows him to paralyze a person after consuming their blood. This Quirk, combined with Stain's expert blade skills, makes him capable of stopping nearly any hero in their tracks long enough to live up to his title of the Hero Killer.

4 THE NOMUS

This is a bit of an outlier in our list, since it refers to a group of artificially created humans that have been imbued with multiple superpowers as a whole rather than an individual villain. Regardless, the Nomus have been shown to be incredibly powerful in every iteration we've seen them in.

Though these artificial humans are practically braindead, they are very, very strong, with some being capable of regeneration. One of the earliest Nomus we met was also one of the strongest, since it was given Quirks that were meant to counter All-Might's One For All Quirk.

3 HIGH-END

There is one Nomu that we had to separate from the rest, an artificial human known as High-End. This Nomu has yet to appear in the anime, but in the manga, he fought with Endeavor in one of the hero's toughest battles ever.

High-End is a highly intelligent Nomu with six different Quirks implanted in his body: a muscle augmentation Quirk, a regeneration Quirk, shoulder-mounted jets, arms that can shape-shift, a power-enhancing Quirk and the ability to store other lower-level Nomus within in. If that doesn't sound like the most powerful Nomu of all, we don't know what does.

2 OVERHAUL

Though this villain has only just made his first anime appearance in the finale of the third season, he is easily the second strongest villain in the series. Known as Overhaul, this villain's power is almost god-like, giving him control over matter on a massive scale.

Overhaul's Quirk, also known as Overhaul, allows him to disassemble and reassemble anything he touches, which lets him to heal wounds, disassemble people, change his environment and more. Though the fact that he has to touch whatever he's manipulating is a bit of a hinderance, Overhaul is effectively the series's second strongest villain.

1 ALL FOR ONE

Don't act like you didn't see this one coming! All for One might be imprisoned and incapacitated right now, but he is still the absolute strongest villain in the world of My Hero Academia. His Quirk allows him to take Quirks from others and give them to himself or anyone else he wishes.

With this power, All for One has stockpiled a large number of Quirks, including a number of strength, durability and healing-enhancing powers that he can combine into super attacks. Though he might be blind, All For One more than makes up for this with his massive power.

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List of My Hero Academia characters

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A few of the main characters from My Hero Academia. From left to right: Tenya "Ingenium" Ida, Ochaco "Uravity" Uraraka, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya, Katsuki "Dynamight" Bakugo, and Shoto Todoroki.

The My Hero Academiamanga and anime series features a vast world with an extensive cast of characters created by Kōhei Horikoshi. The series takes place in a fictional world where, currently, more than 80% of the Earth's population possesses some form of superhuman ability, commonly referred to as a "Quirk". The advent of these abilities has given rise to not only professional heroes, but also the threat of villains.

U.A. High School students[edit]

Class 1-A students[edit]

Izuku Midoriya (緑谷 出久, Midoriya Izuku) / Deku (デク)

Main article: Izuku Midoriya

Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita[1][2][3] (Anime and Vomic), Akeno Watanabe (Anime; young), Yuna Taniguchi (Vomic; young) (Japanese); Justin Briner[4], Lara Woodhull (young)[5] (English)
The main protagonist of the series. After attempting to save Katsuki from a villain, Izuku (an initially quirkless boy) is chosen by All Might to become the ninth holder of One For All (ワン・フォー・オール, Wan Fō Ōru), a transferable Quirk that stockpiles power which grants him immense strength, speed, and agility. Eventually, Izuku becomes the first user to manifest a psychic link with the spirits of past One For All users as well as inherit their Quirks.[6]
Katsuki Bakugo (爆豪 勝己, Bakugō Katsuki) / Kacchan (かっちゃん, Katchan) / Dynamight (ダイナマイト, Dainamaito)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Anime),[7]Yūichirō Umehara (Vomic), Sachi Kokuryu (Anime; young), Rie Takahashi (Vomic; young) (Japanese); Clifford Chapin, Kate Oxley (young)[5] (English)
Katsuki is Izuku's childhood friend turned arch-rival and classmate in Class 1-A. Having been regarded as a genius by his peers due to developing a powerful Quirk from an early age, he became extremely arrogant. Despite bullying Izuku in the past, over the course of the series he grows to care for Izuku's well-being, especially after learning about One for All.[8] He eventually mends his friendship with him by apologizing to him and calling him by his real name.[9] He possesses the Quirk Explosion (爆破, Bakuha) giving his sweat explosive nitroglycerin-like properties at which he can detonate at will.
Ochaco Uraraka (麗日 お茶子, Uraraka Ochako) / Uravity (ウラビティ, Urabiti)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[7] (Japanese); Luci Christian[5] (English)
A positive girl whose Quirk, Zero Gravity (無重力(ゼログラビティ), Zero Gurabiti) allows her to make any object she touches with all five of her fingers, on one hand, to become weightless. She harbors romantic feelings towards Izuku, but decides to keep them private to focus on her goal to become a hero in order to provide for her parents.[10]
Tenya Ida (飯田 天哉, Īda Ten'ya) / Ingenium (インゲニウム, Ingeniumu)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[7] (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum[5] (English)
The straight-laced Class Representative whose Quirk is Engine (エンジン, Enjin) which gives him super-speed via jet engines in his calves, which also increase his kick strength vastly. After his older brother Tensei is forced to retire due to being critically injured by the Hero Killer Stain, Tenya decides to take up his brother's mantle after much contemplation.[11]
Shoto Todoroki (轟 焦凍, Todoroki Shōto) / Shoto (ショート, Shōto)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji, Kei Shindō (young)[12] (Japanese); David Matranga, Mikaela Krantz (young)[5] (English)
A student in Class 1-A. His Quirk is Half-Cold Half-Hot (半冷半燃, Hanrei Hannen), which allows him to generate ice from the right side of his body and fire from the left. He is the youngest child of Endeavor, and because of his harsh upbringing, he tried to avoid using his fire side (inherited from his father) as much as possible, until Izuku makes him understand that using his fire side doesn't mean he has to accept his heritage.
Eijiro Kirishima (切島 鋭児郎, Kirishima Eijirō) / Red Riot (レッドライオット, Reddo Raiotto)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda[13] (Japanese); Justin Cook[5] (English)
A boisterous student in Class 1-A whose Quirk Hardening (硬化, Kōka) allows him to harden his body.[14]
Tsuyu Asui (蛙吹 梅雨, Asui Tsuyu) / Froppy (フロッピー, Furoppi)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[7] (Japanese); Monica Rial[5] (English)
An overly sincere frog-like girl in Class 1-A. Her Quirk Frog (蛙, Kaeru) gives her abilities such as enhanced swimming and jumping, sticking to and climbing up walls, and a long prehensile tongue.
Momo Yaoyorozu (八百万 百, Yaoyorozu Momo) / Creati (クリエイティ, Kurieiti)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue[7] (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard[5] (English)
The vice president of Class 1-A, whose Quirk is Creation (創造, Sōzō), giving her the ability to create any non-biological object from the lipids stored in her body as long as she knows its molecular structure.
Minoru Mineta (峰田 実, Mineta Minoru) / Grape Juice (グレープジュース, Gurēpu Jūsu)
Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi[7] (Japanese); Brina Palencia[5] (English)
A diminutive, cowardly, lecherous boy whose Quirk Pop Off (もぎもぎ, Mogimogi) grows many small, highly adhesive grape-like balls on his head that he can remove and use as weapons or as a trampoline, since the detached balls bounce off his body rather than sticking to him. Overuse of his Quirk will result in blood gushing out of his head. He is mostly disliked by the girls of class 1-A as he is seen as a pervert where his antics have even annoyed Eraserhead.
Denki Kaminari (上鳴 電気, Kaminari Denki) / Chargebolt (チャージズマ, Chājizuma)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka[13] (Japanese); Kyle Phillips[5] (English)
A boy whose Quirk Electrification (帯電, Taiden) allows him to absorb and emit electricity. Overuse of this ability will cause his brain to "short circuit", severely reducing his cognitive functions for some time.
Kyoka Jiro (耳郎 響香, Jirō Kyōka) / Earphone Jack (イヤホンジャック, Iyahon Jakku)
Voiced by: Kei Shindō[12] (Japanese); Trina Nishimura[5] (English); Chrissy Costanza (singing, both languages)
A girl in Class 1-A whose Quirk Earphone Jack (イヤホンジャック, Iyahon Jakku) which allows her to plug her extremely long earlobes into objects to listen to sounds or transmit the sound of her own heartbeat. During the U.A. School Festival, Jiro was the lead singer and bass player for Class 1-A's performance.[15]
Fumikage Tokoyami (常闇 踏陰, Tokoyami Fumikage) / Tsukuyomi (ツクヨミ)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[7][16] (Japanese); Josh Grelle[5] (English)
A stoic crow-headed student in 1-A whose Quirk Dark Shadow (黒影(ダークシャドウ), Dāku Shadō) gives him control of a sentient shadow that grows more powerful with darkness.
Mina Ashido (芦戸 三奈, Ashido Mina) / Pinky (ピンキー, Pinkī)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura[12] (Japanese); Caitlin Glass[5] (English)
An upbeat girl with pink skin, black eyes, and horns in Class 1-A whose Quirk Acid (酸, San) allows her to excrete an acidic fluid from her body. As a middle schooler, she chased away a giant villain threatening her friends while Eijiro Kirishima wasn't able to do anything at the scene due to terror.[17]
Yuga Aoyama (青山 優雅, Aoyama Yūga) / Can't Stop Twinkling (キラキラが止められないよ, Kirakira ga Tomerarenai yo)
Voiced by: Kōsuke Kuwano[12] (Japanese); Joel McDonald[5] (English)
A flamboyant boy whose Quirk is Navel Laser (ネビルレーザー, Nebiru Rēzā) which allows him to fire a laser blast from his belly button. He feels a sense of kinship with Izuku due to both of their quirks causing themselves bodily harm; in Aoyama's case, overuse of his quirk gives him stomachaches.[18]
Mezo Shoji (障子 目蔵, Shōji Mezō) / Tentacole (テンタコル, Tentakoru)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida[12] (Japanese); Ian Sinclair[5] (English)
A student whose Quirk Dupli-Arms (複製腕, Fukuseiwan) allows him to grow individual body organs at the tips of four webbed tentacles growing from his shoulders.
Hanta Sero (瀬呂 範太, Sero Hanta) / Cellophane (セロファン, Serofan)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima[19] (Japanese); Christopher Bevins[5][20] (English)
A boy whose Quirk Tape (テープ, Tēpu) allows him to shoot cellophane tape from his tape dispenser-like elbows.
Mashirao Ojiro (尾白 猿夫, Ojiro Mashirao) / Tailman (テイルマン, Teiruman)
Voiced by: Kosuke Miyoshi[19] (Japanese); Mike McFarland[5] (English)
A student whose Quirk Tail (尻尾, Shippo) grants him a thick prehensile tail.
Koji Koda (口田 甲司, Kōda Kōji) / Anima (アニマ)
Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English)
A student with rock-like skin whose Quirk Anivoice (生き物ボイス, Ikimono Boisu) allows him to talk with animals though he rarely speaks to people, especially early in the school year, out of shyness.
Rikido Sato (砂藤 力道, Satō Rikidō) / Sugarman (シュガーマン, Shugāman)
Voiced by: Tōru Nara[19] (Japanese); Cris George[5] (English)
A student whose Quirk Sugar Rush (シュガードープ, Shugā Dōpu) gives him enhanced strength but less cognitive ability whenever he consumes sugar. He is also a gifted cake baker, in order to make the most of his Quirk.
Toru Hagakure (葉隠 透, Hagakure Tōru) / Invisible Girl (インビジブルガール, Inbijiburu Gāru)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka[19] (Japanese); Felecia Angelle[5] (English)
A student in Class 1-A whose Quirk Invisibility (透明化, Tōmeika) makes her entire body invisible, as well as giving her the ability to refract light.[21] Due to her Quirk, her features have never been revealed in-series and her hero uniform consists solely of a pair of gloves and boots in order to maximize her stealthiness.

Class 1-B students[edit]

Neito Monoma (物間 寧人, Monoma Neito) / Phantom Thief (ファントムシーフ, Fantomu Shīfu)
Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
A student whose Quirk Copy (コピー, Kopi) allows him to temporarily use a Quirk after touching its user. For unknown reasons, he harbors an intense dislike of Class 1-A and occasionally comes up with plans for him or his class to upstage them.[22]
Itsuka Kendo (拳藤 一佳, Kendō Itsuka) / Battle Fist (バトルフィスト, Batoru Fisuto)
Voiced by: Saki Ogasawara (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English)
The Class Representative of Class 1-B whose Quirk Large Fists (大拳, Daiken) allows Itsuka to enlarge her fists. She is usually the one who keeps Neito in check if his boasting gets out of line.
Ibara Shiozaki (塩崎 茨, Shiozaki Ibara) / Vine (ヴァイン, Vain)
Voiced by: Miho Sakurazaka (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
A girl whose Quirk Vines (ツル, Tsuru) allows Ibara to grow vines from her hair that she can extend and use in combat.
Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu (鉄哲 徹鐵, Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu) / Real Steel (リアルスティール, Riaru Sutīru)
Voiced by: Kōji Okino (Japanese); David Wald (English)
A student whose Quirk Steel (スティール, Sutīru) allows Tetsutetsu to temporarily turn his skin into steel. Because of the similarity between their Quirks, he and Kirishima develop a rivalry.
Juzo Honenuki (骨抜 柔造, Honenuki Jūzō) / Mudman (マッドマン, Maddoman)
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)
A skull-faced boy whose Quirk Softening (柔化, Yawaraka) enables him to soften anything that he touches.
Nirengeki Shoda (庄田 二連撃, Shōda Nirengeki) / Mindz (マインズ, Mainzu)
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)
A boy whose Quirk Twin Impact (ツインインパクト, Tsuin Inpakuto) allows him to, at the site of an initial impact, create a second impact.
Yosetsu Awase (泡瀬 洋雪, Awase Yōsetsu) / Welder (ウェルダー, Werudā)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Orion Pitts (English)
A boy whose Quirk Weld (溶接, Yōsetsu) allows him to physically connect anything he makes contact with.
Kosei Tsuburaba (円場 硬成, Tsuburaba Kōsei) / Tsubaraba (ツブラバ)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke (Season 2-3), Nazeeh Tarsha (Season 5-present) (English)
A boy whose Quirk Solid Air (空気凝固, Kūkigyōko) enables him to solidify air into a wall or platform.
Sen Kaibara (回原 旋, Kaibara Sen) / Spiral (スパイラル, Supairaru)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Ian Fergunson (Season 2), Matt Shipman (Season 3-present) (English)
A student whose Quirk Gyrate (旋回, Senkai) allows him to rotate any part of his body at incredibly high speeds, similarly to a drill.
Kojiro Bondo (凡戸 固次郎, Bondo Kojirō) / Plamo (プラモ, Puramo)
Voiced by: Kōji Okino (Japanese); Tyler Walker (English)
A tall boy made of rubber whose Quirk Cemedine (セメダイン, Semedain) enables him to excrete a glue-like liquid from seven "eyeholes" on his glue dispenser-shaped head.
Reiko Yanagi (柳 レイ子, Yanagi Reiko) / Emily (エミリー, Emirī)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Ryan Reynolds (English)
A girl whose Quirk Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト, Porutāgaisuto) grants her the ability to telekinetically manipulate objects around her.
Jurota Shishida (宍田 獣郎太, Shishida Jūrōta) / Gevaudan (ジェボーダン, Jebōdan)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Patric Carroll (English)
A tall student whose Quirk Beast (ビースト, Bīsuto) grants him the ability to transform into a monstrous beast.
Yui Kodai (小大 唯, Kodai Yui) / Rule (ルール, Rūru)
Voiced by: Yurianne Eve (Japanese); Madeleine Morris (English)
A girl whose Quirk Size (サイズ, Saizu) enables her to change the size of any object she interacts with.
Hiryu Rin (鱗 飛竜, Rin Hiryū, pinyin: Lín Fēilóng) / Dragon Shroud (龍帷子, Ron Weizū, pinyin: Lóng Wéizi)
Voiced by: Kosuke Kuwano (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
A boy from China whose Quirk Scales (鱗, Uroko) enables him to form scales on his body for combat and other purposes.
Kinoko Komori (小森 希乃子, Komori Kinoko) / Shemage (シーメイジ, Shīmeiji)
Voiced by: Kei Shindō (Japanese); Amanda Gish (English)
A girl whose Quirk Mushroom (キノコ, Kinoko) grants her the ability to create spores from her cells, allowing her to grow mushrooms from the surfaces of her surroundings.
Togaru Kamakiri (鎌切 尖, Kamakiri Togaru) / Jack Mantis (ジャックマンティス, Jakku Mantisu)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese); Jean-Luc Hester (English)
A student with a mantis-shaped head whose Quirk Razor Sharp (刃鋭, Jinei), grants him the ability to produce large, sharp blades from all over his body.
Pony Tsunotori (角取 ポニー, Tsunotori Ponī) / Rocketti (ロケッティ, Roketti)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
A girl from America whose Quirk Horn Cannon (角砲 (ホーンホウ), Hōnhou) allows her to grow effectively gazelle-like horns on her head and control them.
Setsuna Tokage (取蔭 切奈, Tokage Setsuna) / Lizardy (リザーディ, Rizādi)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett (English)
A girl whose Quirk Lizard Tail Splitter (トカゲのしっぽ切り, Tokage no Shippokiri) allows her to split her body into several pieces and control them telekinetically.
Shihai Kuroiro (黒色 支配, Kuroiro Shihai) / Vantablack (ベンタブラック, Bentaburakku)
Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese); Howard Wang (English)
A boy whose Quirk Black (黒, Kuro) grants him the ability to merge into anything that is black-colored and control it.
Manga Fukidashi (吹出 漫我, Fukidashi Manga) / Comicman (コミックマン, Komikkuman)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Alex Mai (English)
A student with a speech bubble for a head whose Quirk Comic (コミック, Komikku) allows him to manifest different onomatopoeias into reality in the form of katakana.

The Big 3[edit]

Mirio Togata (通形 ミリオ, Tōgata Mirio) / Lemillion (ルミリオン, Rumirion)
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki,[23] Wakana Minami (young) (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo, Megan Shipman (young)[24] (English)
Mirio is the leader of The Big 3 in U.A., whose former Quirk Permeation (透過, Tōka) allowed him to phase his body through anything solid, including the ground itself. He loses his quirk temporarily during the Kai Chisaki raid mission,[25] but returns to action to join his fellow students and the Pro Heroes against the Paranormal Liberation Front.[26]
Tamaki Amajiki (天喰 環, Amajiki Tamaki) / Suneater (サンイーター, San'ītā)
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura[23] (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke, Apphia Yu (young)[24] (English)
Tamaki is a member of The Big 3 in U.A., whose Quirk Manifest (再現, Saigen) gives him the properties and abilities of anything he eats.[27]
Nejire Hado (波動 ねじれ, Hadō Nejire) / Nejire Chan (ねじれちゃん, Nejire Chan)
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno[23] (Japanese); Lindsay Seidel[24] (English)
Nejire is the only female of The Big 3 in U.A., whose Quirk Wave Motion (波動, Hadō) can generate spiral-like shockwaves from her hands and feet.

Other students[edit]

Mei Hatsume (発目 明, Hatsume Mei)
Voiced by: Azu Sakura (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
Mei is a student from the Support Course whose Quirk is Zoom (ズーム, Zūmu), which allows her to zoom her vision to up to 5 kilometers. She is a genius inventor.
Hitoshi Shinso (心操 人使, Shinsō Hitoshi)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese); Jarrod Greene (English)
Hitoshi is a student from the General Course[28] whose Quirk is Brainwashing (洗脳, Sen'nō), which allows him to control those who answer his questions, something with which he has struggled his entire life as it is seen as a "villainous" Quirk despite his heroic intentions. After proving his potential to be a capable hero in the school festival, Hitoshi is taken as Eraser Head's apprentice and earns the right to transfer to the Hero Course.
Bibimi Kenranzaki (絢爛崎 美々美, Kenranzaki Bibimi)
Voiced by: Ayano Shibuya (Japanese); AmaLee (English)
Bibimi is a student from the Support Course from Class 3-G and is the two-time winner of the U.A. School Festival's Miss Con.

Pro Heroes[edit]

Top Heroes[edit]

Enji Todoroki (轟 炎司, Todoroki Enji) / Endeavor (エンデヴァー, Endevā)
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
A Hero with immense flame powers from his Quirk Hell Flame (ヘルフレイム, Heru Fureimu) who is the father of Shoto and his three older siblings and the husband of Rei. He has a strained relationship with his children from years of projecting his obsession of surpassing All Might as the number 1 hero through Touya and then Shoto. After becoming the new number 1 hero following All Might's forced retirement, Enji realizes his mistakes and resolves to make amends to his family.[29]
Keigo Takami (鷹見 啓悟, Takami Keigo) / Hawks (ホークス, Hōkusu)
Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura[30] (Japanese); Zeno Robinson[31] (English)
A young Pro Hero, whose Quirk is Fierce Wings (剛翼, Gōyoku) which grants him a pair of red feathered wings that allow him to fly, as well as the ability to manipulate detached feathers from a distance. He infiltrates the Paranormal Liberation Front as a double agent. After being discovered to be a traitor, he is severely burned by Dabi, but is later rescued by Tokoyami.[32]
Tsunagu Hakamata (袴田 維, Hakamata Tsunagu) / Best Jeanist (ベストジー二スト, Besuto Jīnisuto)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa[33] (Japanese); Micah Solusod (English)
A hero who has the Quirk Fiber Master (ファイバーマスター, Faibā Masutā), allowing him to control the fibers in clothes. He disappears for a while after faking his death so that Hawks gains the trust of the League of Villains,[34] later returning after Hawks' work as a double agent is completed.[35]
Rumi Usagiyama (兎山 ルミ, Usagiyama Rumi) / Mirko (ミルコ)
Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita (Japanese); Anairis Quinones (English)
A young woman whose Quirk Rabbit (兎, Usagi) gives her rabbit like features such as enhanced leg strength and big rabbit-like ears. She is heavily wounded by several Nomus after the raid on Jaku Hospital, including losing an arm and a leg.[36]
Crust
Voiced by: Larry Brantley
A hero whose Quirk Shield allowed him to grow stone-like hexagon-shaped shields from his body. He was killed in the Paranormal Liberation War before saving Eraserhead's life.
Yoroi Musha
Voiced by: Bill Jenkins
An elderly hero who served as hero for a long time before retiring due to the massive public backlash for the Paranormal Liberation War.
Ryuko Tatsuma (竜間 龍子, Tatsuma Ryūko) / Ryukyu (リューキュウ, Ryūkyū)
Voiced by: Kaori Yagi (Japanese); Katelyn Barr (English)
A hero who takes Nejire Hado, Ochaco Uraraka, and Tsuyu Asui as her interns. Her Quirk Dragon (ドラゴン, Doragon) enables her to turn into a european dragon.

Faculty of U.A.[edit]

Toshinori Yagi (八木 俊典, Yagi Toshinori) / All Might (オールマイト, Ōru Maito)
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Anime),[1]Tesshō Genda[1] (Vomic) (Japanese); Christopher Sabat[5] (English)
The eighth user of One For All, he is referred to by many as the Symbol of Peace (平和の象徴, Heiwa no Shōchō). Due to the crippling injury he sustained from fighting All For One in the past, he ultimately selects Izuku as his successor. After his rematch with All For One, All Might lost the ability to use One For All completely.[37]
Nezu (根津)
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)
A humanoid, mouse-headed animal who is the principal of U.A. and one of a few non-human animals to develop a Quirk. His Quirk is High Spec (ハイスペック, Hai Supekku), which allows him to have anthropomorphic abilities and extreme intelligence.
Shota Aizawa (相澤 消太, Aizawa Shōta) / Eraserhead (イレイザーヘッド, Ireizā Heddo)

For the Japanese footballer, see Shota Aizawa.

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe[38] (Japanese); Alex Organ (Season 1), Christopher Wehkamp[39] (Season 2–present) (English)
Class 1-A's home teacher whose Quirk Erasure (抹消, Masshō) allows him to nullify others' Quirks within his sight until he blinks. Because using his Quirk strains his eyes, he is impatient and has a constantly tired appearance.
Hizashi Yamada (山田 ひざし, Yamada Hizashi) / Present Mic (プレゼントマイク, Purezento Maiku)
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino[38] (Japanese); Sonny Strait[5] (Eps. 1-16), Dave Trosko (Eps. 17–present) (English)
The school's English teacher whose Quirk Voice (ヴォイス, Voisu) amplifies his voice using a jukebox-like collar. In the anime, Present Mic occasionally breaks the fourth wall by explaining a character's Quirk.
Sekijiro Kan (管 赤慈郎, Kan Sekijirō) / Vlad King (ブラドキング, Burado Kingu)
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese); Ben Bryant (English)
The homeroom teacher for Class 1-B. His Quirk is Blood Control (操血, Sōketsu), which allows him to control his blood after it leaves his body.
Chiyo Shuuzenji (修善寺 治与, Shūzenji Chiyo) / Recovery Girl (リカバリーガール, Rikabarī Gāru)
Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese); Juli Erickson,[5] Luci Christian (Season 2–present) (English)
The elderly school nurse whose Quirk is Heal (回復, Kaifuku), allowing her to heal others' injuries by kissing them.
Nemuri Kayama (香山 睡, Kayama Nemuri) / Midnight (ミッドナイト, Middonaito)
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Elizabeth Maxwell[40] (English)
A dominatrix-themed Pro Heroine and teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Somnambulist (眠り香, Nemurika) allows her to produce a sleep-inducing fragrance from her body. She is killed during the Paranormal Liberation War.[41]
Ken Ishiyama (石山 堅, Ishiyama Ken) / Cementoss (セメントス, Sementosu)
Voiced by: Kenta Okuma (Japanese); Chris Rager (English)
A Pro Hero and literature teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Cement (セメント, Semento) allows him to control concrete.
Hirooki Anakuro (穴黒央宙, Anakuro Hirooki) / Thirteen (13号, Jūsan-gō)
Voiced by: Inuko Inuyama (Japanese); Morgan Berry (English)
A Pro Hero and teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Black Hole (ブラックホール, Burakku Hōru) summons a black hole with her fingers that turns anything it sucks in into dust. She wears a full-body spacesuit that conceals her features. During the Paranormal Liberation war she lost her left arm.
Ectoplasm (エクトプラズム, Ekutopurazumu)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Mike McFarland (English)
A Pro Hero and math teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Clones (分身, Bunshin) allows him to spew out an ectoplasm-like dust from his helmet that can form into a clone of himself.
Snipe (スナイプ, Sunaipu)
Voiced by: Tōru Nara (Japanese); David Wald (English)
A gas mask-wearing Pro Hero and teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Homing (ホーミング, Hōmingu) allows him to alter the trajectory of his bullets. He is dressed in cowboy-like clothes.
Higari Maijima (埋島 干狩, Maijima Higari) / Power Loader (パワーローダー, Pawārōdā)
Voiced by: Yō Kitazawa (Japanese); David Wilson-Brown (English)
A Pro Hero and the support course teacher at U.A. whose Quirk Iron Claws (鉄爪, Tessō) gives him metallic claws at the ends of his fingers, which allow him to dig and burrow underground.

Faculty of Ketsubutsu Academy High School[edit]

Emi Fukukado (福門 笑, Fukukado Emi) / Ms. Joke (ミスジョーク, Misu Jōku)
Voiced by: Mariko Nagai (Japanese); Amber Lee Connors (English)
A Pro Hero and the teacher of Second Year, Class 2 at Ketsubetsu Academy High School. Her Quirk Outburst (爆笑, Bakushō) forces her targets to burst into uncontrollable laughter that dulls their motor skills and impairs their cognitive abilities.

The Wild Wild Pussycats[edit]

The Wild Wild Pussycats (ワイルドワイルドプッシーキャッツ, Wairudowairudopusshīkyattsu) are a group of four cat-themed Heroes. They were enlisted by U-A during the Forest Training Arc to help train the students. Among its members are:

Shino Sosaki (送崎 信乃, Sōsaki Shino) / Mandalay (マンダレイ, Mandarei)
Voiced by: Meiko Kawasaki (Japanese); Jill Harris[42] (English)
The leader of the Pussycats whose Quirk Telepath (テレパス, Terepasu) allows her to advise and instruct multiple people at once through mental transmission.
Ryuko Tsuchikawa (土川 流子, Tsuchikawa Ryūko) / Pixie-Bob (ピクシーボブ, Pikushī Bobu)
Voiced by: Serina Machiyama (Japanese); Cherami Leigh[43] (English)
A member of the Pussycats whose Quirk Earth Flow (土流, Doryū) allows her to freely manipulate the ground.
Tomoko Shiretoko (知床 知子, Shiretoko Tomoko) / Ragdoll (ラグドール, Ragudōru)
Voiced by: Chisa Suganuma (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
A member of the Pussycats whose former Quirk Search (サーチ, Sāchi) allows her to observe and monitor up to 100 people at a time. After her Quirk is stolen by All For One offscreen, she remains a part of the team and is now taking care of the office duties.[44]
Yawara Chatora (茶虎 柔, Chatora Yawara) / Tiger (虎, Tora)
Voiced by: Shinosuke Ogami (Japanese); Marcus D. Stimac (English)
The only male member of the Pussycats. His Quirk Pliabody (軟体, Nantai) allows him to stretch and bend his body.

The Lurkers[edit]

The Lurkers (潜伏者, Senpuku-sha) are a group of Heroes. Among its members are:

Shinya Kamihara (紙原 伸也, Kamihara Shinya) / Edgeshot (エッジショット, Ejjishotto)
Voiced by: Kenta Kamakari (Japanese); John Burgmeier (English)
A Pro Hero and the leader of The Lurkers whose Quirk Foldabody (紙肢, Shishi) enables him to manipulate the thiness of his body.
Shinji Nishiya (西屋 森児, Nishiya Shinji) / Kamui Woods (シンリンカムイ, Shinrin Kamui)
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada[45] (Japanese); Aaron Roberts (English)
A Pro Hero and member of The Lurkers who whose Quirk Arbor (樹木, Jumoku) gives him the ability to manipulate his tree-like limbs.
Yu Takeyama (岳山 優, Takeyama Yū) / Mt. Lady (Mt.レディ, Maunto Redi)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka[45] (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English)
A Pro Hero and only female member of The Lurkers whose Quirk Gigantification (巨大化, Kyodaika) allows her to grow significantly. Mt. Lady was originally conceived by Kōhei Horikoshi to be the female lead, but was replaced by Ochaco due to not knowing how to utilize her quirk in the story.[46] Compared to other Pro Heroes, she is much more flamboyant and less mature, relishing the media attention that comes with her heroic deeds, but is willing to take her work seriously when needed.[47]

Other Heroes[edit]

Kugo Sakamata (逆俣 空悟, Sakamata Kūgo) / Gang Orca (ギャングオルカ, Gyangu Oruka)
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese); Tyler Walker (English)
A Pro Hero whose Quirk Orcinus (シャチ, Shachi) gives him the abilities and appearance of a killer whale which he can use in the water or land.
Mirai Sasaki (佐々木 未来, Sasaki Mirai) / Sir Nighteye (サーナイトアイ, Sā Naitoai)
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki[48][49] (Japanese); Brandon McInnis (English)
A Pro Hero and former sidekick to All Might whose Quirk Foresight (予知, Yochi), allows him to see a person's future. Nighteye is fatally wounded by Overhaul during the Shie Hassaikai raid, and later dies in the hospital.[50]
Taishiro Toyomitsu (豊満 太志郎, Toyomitsu Taishirō) / Fat Gum (ファットガム, Fatto Gamu)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[48][51] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[52] (English)
A Pro Hero who employed Tamaki Amajiki and Eijiro Kirishima for their internships. His Quirk Fat Absorption (脂肪吸着, Shibō Kyūchaku) allows him to absorb the impact from collisions.[53]
Ken Takagi (高木 鍵, Takagi Ken) / Rock Lock (ロックロック, Rokku Rokku)
Voiced by: Yasuhiro (Japanese); Gabe Kunda (English)
A Pro Hero whose Quirk Lock Down (施錠, Sejō) enables him to lock any non-living item in a position.
Masaki Mizushima (水島 正樹, Mizushima Masaki) / Manual (マニュアル, Manyuaru)
Voiced by: Kenta Ôkuma (Japanese); Ethan Gallardo (English)
A Pro Hero whose unnamed quirk allows him to control water.
Sorahiko Torino (酉野 空彦, Torino Sorahiko) / Gran Torino (グラントリノ, Guran Torino)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata, Masamichi Kitada (young) (Japanese); Charles Campbell (English)
A retired hero whose Quirk Jet (ジェット, Jetto) allows him to shoot air from the soles of his feet. Elements of Sorahiko's character are based on Yoda.[54]
Tensei Ida (飯田 天晴, Īda Tensei) / Ingenium (インゲニウム, Ingeniumu)
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese); Phil Parsons (English)
Tenya’s older brother and a former Pro Hero whose quirk Engine (エンジン, Enjin) allowing him to release propulsion jets from his elbows and shoot himself forward at turbo speed.
Juzo Moashi (百足 従造, Moashi Jūzō) / Centipeder (センチピーダー, Senchipīdā)
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese); Zach Bolton (English)
A centipede-headed Nighteye Agency member. His Quirk Centipede (ムカデ, Mukade) granting him long centipede-like limbs with agonizing poison. Following Sir Nighteye's death, Centipeder takes over the Nighteye Agency.
Kaoruko Awata (泡田 薫子, Awata Kaoruko) / Bubble Girl (バブルガール, Baburu Gāru)
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese); Kara Edwards (English)
Bubble Girl is one of Sir Nighteye's assistants whose Quirk Bubble (バブル, Baburu) allows her to make bubbles filled with an aroma that she has smelled at least once before.
Sajin Higawara (日河原砂塵, Higawara Sajin) / Sand Hero Snatch (サンドヒーロー スナッチ, Sando Hīrō Sunatchi)
Voiced by: Koji Ishi (Japanese); Taylor Harris (English)
A Pro Hero. His unnamed Quirk enables him to turn into sand and control it. He is killed by Dabi and Mr. Compress.
Moe Kamiji (上かみ路じ萌もえ, Kamiji Moe) / Burnin (バーニン, Bānin)
Voiced by: Misato Kawauchi (Japanese); Lisa Ortiz (English)
Burnin is one of the over thirty sidekicks who work at the Endeavor Agency who tends to clash with Katsuki Bakugo.

Villains[edit]

League of Villains[edit]

The main antagonists of the series. The League of Villains (敵連合, Viran Rengō) is an organization that was established by All For One and led by Tomura Shigaraki. The group was first seen when it led an attack on the Unforeseen Simulation Joint (or U.S.J. for short). It also had a Vanguard Action Squad (開闢行動隊, Kaibyaku Kōdō Tai) team that was formed to kidnap Bakugo and recruit him to the League of Villains. Tomura transitions the League into the Paranormal Liberation Front after defeating the Meta Liberation Army and adding its surviving members into their ranks.

Tenko Shimura (志村 転弧, Shimura Tenko) / Tomura Shigaraki (死柄木 弔, Shigaraki Tomura)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama[55][56], Arisa Sekine (young) (Japanese); Eric Vale,[5] Emily Fajardo (young) (English)
The main antagonist of the series. Tenko is the grandson of All Might's mentor Nana Shimura who became All for One's apprentice after he accidentally murdered his family when his touch-based Quirk Decay (崩壊, Hōkai) which allows him to destroy whatever he touches with his five fingers, manifested.[57] In his first campaign for the League of Villains, Shigaraki and Kurogiri led an attack on the U.S.J. with an army of criminal recruits.
Shigaraki (死柄木) / All For One (オール・フォー・ワン, Ōru Fō Wan)
Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka[58][59] (Japanese); John Swasey[5][60] (English)
A mutated villain who is All Might's nemesis and one of the first Quirk users. His Quirk All For One (オール・フォー・ワン, Ōru Fō Wan) allows him to both steal and bestow Quirks. He desires to steal One For All because it originated from his younger brother and is the only Quirk that defies him, making him an archnemesis for One For Alls's inheritors. During a fight with the League of Villains, All For One is defeated by All Might and is remanded to Tartarus Prison.
Oboro Shirakumo (白雲 朧, Shirakumo Oboro, lit. "White Cloud" and "Hazy") / Kurogiri (黒霧, lit. "Black Fog")
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara[61] (Kurogiri), Kensho Ono[62] (Oboro Shirakumo) (Japanese); Chuck Huber[5] (Kurogiri), Stephen Sanders[63] (Oboro Shirakumo) (English)
The caretaker of Tomura and the League's second-in command with parts covered in a dark purple mist except for an area that is covered in a metal neck brase. Kurogiri is later revealed to be a Nomu created from the corpse of Eraserhead and Present Mic's classmate Loud Cloud (ラウドクラウド, Raudo Kuraudo).[64] While Loud Cloud originally possessed a cloud Quirk, it mutated into the portal-based Quirk Warp Gate (ワープゲート, Wāpu Gēto). Kurogiri was later apprehended while retrieving Gigantomachia and incarcerated at Tartarus Prison, and later Central Hospital.
Dr. Kyudai Garaki (殻木 球大 博士, Garaki Kyūdai Hakase) / Daruma Ujiko (氏子 達磨, Ujiko Daruma)
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese); Mark Stoddard (English)
A scientist who creates the Nomus and served as All for One's personal doctor, possessing a longevity Quirk that makes him appear years younger than he really is. Garaki was responsible for helping All For One with the creation of the Nomu. The character's name was previously Maruta Shiga (志賀 丸太, Shiga Maruta), but was changed following the backlash in relation to the war crimes committed by Unit 731.[65]
Gigantomachia (ギガントマキア, Gigantomakia)
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese); Cris George (English)
A kaiju-sized Villain who is All For One's bodyguard and secret weapon, possessing multiple Quirks. Following All For One's imprisonment and the defeat of the Shie Hassaikai, Kurogiri was sent to retrieve Gigantomachia by Shigaraki.
Kagero Okuta (憶田 影朧, Okuta Kagerō) / Giran (義爛)
Voiced by: Seirou Ogino (Japanese); Ben Phillips (English)
A broker working for the League of Villains whose Quirk Muddiness (混濁, Kondaku) allows him to make someone's memories of recent events vague after making contact with their head.
Toya Todoroki (轟 燈矢, Todoroki Tōya) / Dabi (荼毘)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Jason Liebrecht (English)
Endeavor's oldest son and Shoto's oldest brother whose unnamed Quirk allows him to generate and control blue fire with the intensity dependent on his emotions, generating temperatures close to that of a red dwarf and exceeding his father's raw power output but gradually damages his body due to lacking heat resistance which explains the fact about the burns on parts of his body. Toya was driven to villainy was the result of Endeavor’s obsession to surpass All Might, his refusal of being replaced with Shoto leading to his assumed death in a forest fire that he accidentally caused.[66]
Himiko Toga (渡我 被身子, Toga Himiko)
Voiced by: Misato Fukuen[48][67] (Japanese); Leah Clark[68] (English)
A Yandere-type girl whose Quirk Transform (変身, Henshin) allows her to temporary assume the appearance of anyone whose blood she ingests with access to their Quirk. She was driven to villainy by her parents quelling her morbid obsession with blood, which resulted in her running away when she attacked a bleeding student in a moment of weakness.
Jin Bubaigawara (分倍河原 仁, Bubaigawara Jin) / Twice (トゥワイス, Tuwaisu)
Voiced by: Daichi Endō[69] (Japanese); Newton Pittman (English)
A man with a Quirk Trauma associated mental disorder, whose Quirk Double (二倍, Nibai) allows him to create copies of anything he touches, including himself. During that time, he was weary about being a copy of the original until the fight against the Meta Liberation Army when an unconscious Toga was about to be killed by Skeptic's clones of an unmasked Twice. He is killed by Hawks during the war between Heroes and Villains and died in Toga's arms.[70]
Atsuhiro Sako (迫 圧紘, Sako Atsuhiro) / Mr. Compress (Mr. コンプレス, Misutā Konpuresu)
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami[69] (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)
A villain whose Quirk Compress (コンプレス, Konpuresu) allows him to "compress" anything in a spherical area into a small marble without actually damaging it. He lost his left arm during the initial meeting with Overhaul and it was replaced with a cybernetic one. During the war between Heroes and Villains, he sustains grievous injuries and gets left behind on the battlefield.
Shuichi Iguchi (伊口 秀一, Iguchi Shūichi) / Spinner (スピナー, Supinā)
Voiced by: Ryō Iwasaki[69] (Japanese); Larry Brantley (English)
A villain whose Quirk Gecko (ヤモリ, Yamori) gives him a gecko-like appearance and abilities, modeling his look and fighting style after Stain.
Kenji Hikiishi (引石 健磁, Hikīshi Kenji) / Magne (マグネ, Magune)
Voiced by: Satoru Inoue[69] (Japanese); Jeremy Inman (English)
A transgender woman whose Quirk Magnetism (磁力, Jiryoku) allows her to magnetize others within an area around herself. She is later killed by Overhaul.[71]
Goto Imatsuji (今筋強斗, Imasuji Gōto) / Muscular (マスキュラー, Masukyurā)
Voiced by: Kousuke Takaguchi[72] (Japanese); Jim Foronda (English)
A villain whose Quirk Muscle Augment (筋肉増強, Kin'niku Zōkyō) allows him to augment the muscle fibers that are beneath his skin. Muscular was responsible for the death of the superhero duo Water Hose at the cost of his left eye. During the Forest Training Arc, Muscular took part in the mission to capture Bakugo for the League of Villains. He is defeated by Izuku and arrested by the Police Force. During the Tartarus Escapees Arc, Muscular is freed from Tartarus Prison by All For One. Izuku defeats and arrests him again.
Mustard (マスタード, Masutādo)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
A villain whose Quirk Gas (ガス, Gasu) allows him to spread a toxic knockout gas across an area. As he is not immune to his own gas, Mustard wears a gas mask that is attached to two oxygen tanks on his back. During the Forest Training Arc, Mustard took part in the mission to capture Bakugo for the League of Villains. He is defeated by Tetsutetsu.
Moonfish (ムーンフィッシュ, Mūnfisshu)
Voiced by: Shuhei Matsuda (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
A villain and escapee from death row whose Quirk Blade-Tooth (歯し刃じん, Shijin) allows him to lengthen, sharpen, and manipulate his teeth into webs of powerful blades. During the Forest Training Arc, Moonfish took part in the mission to capture Bakugo for the League of Villains. He was defeated by Fumikage's Dark Shadow. During the Paranormal Liberation Arc, Moonfish is among the villains to escape from Tartarus Prison.
Hood (フード, Fūdo)
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami (Japanese); Daman Mills (English)
A High-End Nomu made from an unnamed street punk that possesses Muscular Augmentation, Super Regeneration, Super-Mounted Jets, Transforming Arms, Power, and Storage. Hood fought Endeavor and overpowered him while giving him his scar before being slain by Endeavor. Hood's origin was later uncovered by Gran Torino during his discussion with Eraserhead and Present Mic.

Meta Liberation Army[edit]

The Meta Liberation Army (異能解放軍, Inō Kaihō-gun, M.L.A.) is a large, powerful organization of Villains originally founded and led by Chikara Yotsubashi (四ツ橋主税, Yotsubashi Chikara), a man who gained notoriety as the Villain Destro (デストロ, Desutoro). They refer to Quirks as Meta Abilities (メタ能力, Meta Nōryoku). Tomura transitions the League into the Paranormal Liberation Front after defeating the Meta Liberation Army and adding its surviving members into their ranks.

Rikiya Yotsubashi (四ツ橋 力也, Yotsubashi Rikiya) / Re-Destro (デストロ再, Desutoro-sai)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata[73] (Japanese); Sonny Strait[74] (English)
The robotic-legged grand commander of the former Meta Liberation Army whose Quirk Stress (ストレス, Sutoresu) grants him the ability to convert stress and anger to increase his strength and turn into a giant monster. When Tomura bested him, Re-Destro states to him that the Meta Liberation Army will follow him.
Koku Hanabata (花畑 孔腔, Hanabata Kōkū) / Trumpet (トランペット, Toranpetto)
Voiced by: Junji Majima[73] (Japanese); Adam McArthur (English)][75]
A leading member of the former Meta Liberation Army whose Quirk Incite (煽動, Sendō) allows him to boost the morale and physical status of his subordinates from his voice.
Tomoyasu Chikazoku (近属 友保, Chikazoku Tomoyasu) / Skeptic (スケプティック, Sukeputikku)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[73] (Japanese); Benjamin Diskin[76] (English)
A leading member of the former Meta Liberation Army whose Quirk Anthropomorph (人形, Hitogata) allows him to take a human-sized object and turn it into an exact lookalike of any given person. This did cause some problems for Twice until he overcame his weakness.
Chitose Kizuki (気月 置歳, Kizuki Chitose) / Curious (キュリオス, Kyuriosu)
Voiced by: Takako Honda[73] (Japanese); Tara Sands[77] (English)
A leading member of the former Meta Liberation Army with blue-skinned whose Quirk Landmine (地雷, Jirai) allows her to turn anything she touches into a bomb. She is killed when Himiko Toga uses Ochaco's Quirk to make Curious and those with her float, then dropped them to the ground.
Geten (外典)
Voiced by: Seiichirō Yamashita[73] (Japanese); Khoi Dao[78] (English)
An Inuit-like member of the former Meta Liberation Army whose Quirk Ice Manipulation (氷の操作, Kōri no sōsa) allows him to freely manipulate nearby ice. Mr. Compress dubbed him "Iceman". Geten engages Dabi and learns of his weakness of overusing his fire abilities. During the "Paranormal Liberation War" arc, Geten fought Cementoss to a draw and Geten was arrested.
Slidin' Go (スライディン・ゴー, Suraidin Gō) / Tatsuyuki Tokoname (常滑達行, Tokoname Tatsuyuki)
Voiced by: Takumu Miyazono (Japanese); Bill Butts (English)
A Pro-Hero that's on the side of the Meta Liberation Front who wields an unknown sliding Quirk. When the League of Villains arrived in Deika City, Slidin' Go led them into Deika City where Re-Destro's followers attacked them. He was later apprehended by Death Arms for allying with the Paranormal Liberation Front and is arrested alongside the other supporters.

Shie Hassaikai[edit]

Hassaikai Boss (八斎會組長, Hassaikai kumichō)
Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (Japanese); R. Bruce Elliott (English)
The unnamed former boss of the Shie Hassaikai and the grandfather of Eri. He took in and raised Kai Chisaki into the group. Because of what Overhaul did, the unnamed boss was placed in a comatose state and hooked up to a life support system. Following Overhaul's defeat, the police found his body and transferred him to a hospital.
Kai Chisaki (治崎 廻, Chisaki Kai) / Overhaul (オーバーホール, Ōbāhōru)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[79] (Japanese); Kellen Goff, Caitlin Glass (young)[24] (English)
The current leader of the Shie Hassaikai Yakuza gang and the foster child of the unnamed former boss. As the leader of the Shie Hassaiki, he amassed followers by recruiting people who were abandoned by society.[80] His Quirk Overhaul (オーバーホール, Ōbāhōru) enables him to use his arms to manipulate matter, either to disassemble or absorb others. Overhaul's desire of restoring the Yakuza to its former glory lead him to develop the Quirk-Killing Bullets while setting up a monopoly in Quirk-enhancement drugs.
Hari Kurono (玄野 針, Kurono Hari) / Chronostasis (クロノスタシス, Kuronosutashisu)
Voiced by: Takumi Asahina (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
The right-hand man of Kai Chisaki. He is very loyal to Kai, and in turn, completely trusted by him. His Quirk Chronostasis (クロノスタシス, Kuronosutashisu) enables him to use the points of his hair to slow the time of people by spearing them with it.
Joi Irinaka (入中 常衣, Irinaka Jōi) / Mimic (ミミック, Mimikku)
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese); Derrick Snow (English)
A member of the Shie Hassaikai Yazuka who generally looks diminutive but is actually big. His Quirk Mimicry (擬態, Gitai) allows him to possess any solid object and by so, entering and gaining full control of said object. Irinaka maintains his usual façade by possessing a beaked hand puppet.

Eight Bullets[edit]

Eight elite henchmen of the Shie Hassaikai were all unable to live in regular society and had no reason to live until they were helped by Kai, so they believe they finally have a purpose.

Shin Nemoto (音本 真, Nemoto Shin)
Voiced by: Takayuki Masuda (Japanese); John Burgmeier (English)
The first member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk Confession (真実吐き, Makoto Tsuki) allows him to force people to answer his questions truthfully.
Rikiya Katsukame (活瓶 力也, Katsukame Rikiya)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Okuda (Japanese); Chris Guerrero (English)
The second member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk Vitality Stealing (活力 吸収, Katsuryoku Kyūshū) allows him to absorb the stamina of his adversaries, simultaneously strengthening himself and weakening his opponents.
Toya Setsuno (窃野 トウヤ, Setsuno Tōya)
Voiced by: KENN (Japanese); Derek Whitener (English)
The third member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk, Larceny (窃盗, Settō) allows him to disarm whatever objects his opponents are holding. The objects that can be "stolen" include even manifestations of others' Quirks.
Yu Hojo (宝生 結, Hōjō Yū)
Voiced by: Kenichiro Matsuda (Japanese); Eric Lopez (English)
The fourth member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk Crystallize (結晶, Kesshō) allows him to manifest crystals on his body to amplify the strength of his melee attacks.
Soramitsu Tabe (多部 空満, Tabe Soramitsu)
Voiced by: Kengo Tsuji (Japanese); Jeramey Kraatz (English)
The fifth member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk Food (食, Shoku) allows his teeth to easily chew through and consume any solid substance, no matter how durable.
Kendo Rappa (乱波 肩動, Rappa Kendō) / The Rapper (ザ ラッパー, Za Rappā)
Voiced by: Shouhei Kajikawa (Japanese); Eric Rolon (English)
The sixth member of the Eight Bullets. Kendo is a hot-blooded man who only cares about a battle that can satisfy him. His Quirk, {{Nihongo|Strongarm|強肩|Kyōken}) allows him to rotate his shoulders at extreme speeds, allowing him to attack his targets with a near-endless barrage of bullet punches.
Hekiji Tengai (天蓋 壁慈, Tengai Hekiji)
Voiced by: Jun Miyamoto (Japanese); Shawn Gann (English)
The seventh member of the Eight Bullets. His Quirk, Barrier (バリア, Baria), allows to produce strong barriers to protect himself and/or his comrades, even from a good distance away.
Deidoro Sakaki (酒木 泥泥, Sakaki Deidoro)
Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi (Japanese); Zeno Robinson (English)
The alcoholic eighth member of the Eight bullets. His Quirk Sloshed (泥酔, Deisui) allows him to subject nearby people to severe dizziness and inhibit their sense of balance, putting them in a state similar to being drunk.

Other villains[edit]

The following villains acted on their own:

Chizome Akaguro (赤黒 血染, Akaguro Chizome) / Stain (ステイン, Sutein)
Voiced by: Go Inoue[81] (Japanese); Robert McCollum[82] (English)
A former hero who became disillusioned with how many became heroes for fame, becoming a serial killer who targets those he deems unworthy to be heroes.[83] His Quirk is Bloodcurdle (凝血, Gyōketsu) where he ingests a blood sample of his opponent to paralyze them for a length of time.
Danjuro Tobita (飛田 弾柔郎, Tobita Danjūrō) / Gentle Criminal (ジェントル・クリミナル, Jentoru Kuriminaru)
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese); John Gremillion[84] (English)
Danjuro is a villain who commits crimes for the sake of fame through video recordings of his criminal acts.[85] His Quirk Elasticity (弾性(エラスティシティ), Erasutishiti) allows him to bestow the property of elasticity to anything he touches.
Manami Aiba (相場 愛美, Aiba Manami) / La Brava (ラブラバ, Ra Buraba)
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Megan Shipman[84] (English)
Gentle's loyal fan and admirer, helping him gain infamy by filming and uploading his criminal activities online.[86] Manami's Quirk Love (ラブ, Rabu) allows her to boost the power of whomever she loves the most by declaring her love to them.
Ending (エンディング, Endingu)
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama[87] (Japanese); Belsheber Rusape Jr. (English)
A villain who attacks Endeavor while he is interning Midoriya, Bakugo, and Todoroki.
Lady Nagant (レディ・ナガン, Redi Nagan)
A former hero who worked as an assassin for the Public Safety Commission, killing both villains and corrupt heroes. Her quirk Rifle (ライフル, Raifuru) grants her a rifle usually hidden in her arm. Disillusioned with the hero society, she attacks the Public Safety president, causing her to be sent to Tartarus.[88][89] During the Tartarus Break-in, she escaped, helping Kai Chisaki in the process. She then was sent by All for One to capture Izuku Midoriya, receiving an Air Walk quirk as payment.
Wolfram (ウォルフラム, Worufuramu)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
Wolfram is the main antagonist of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes who was an old acquaintance of All For One and the boss of Swordkil, Daigo, and Nobu. His Quirk Metal Manipulation (金属操作, Kinzoku Sōsa) enables him to reshape and manipulate all types of metal. All For One also gave Wolfram the Quirk Muscle Augmentation (筋肉増強, Kin'niku Zōkyō) that enables him to increase his muscle mass. He and his group attacked I-Island where the I-Expo was being held. Wolfram was defeated by Izuku and All Might.
Nine (ナイン, Nain)
Voiced by: Yoshino Inoue (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
The main antagonist of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and the boss of Chimera, Mummy, and Slice. His Quirk Weather Manipulation (気象操作, Kishō Sōsa) enables him to control the weather. In addition, Nine can also steal the Quirks of anyone and constant use of them can exhaust him, causing Nine to wear a special life-support system that pumps special drugs in him. Nine and his minions plan to create a society where those with strong Quirks will dominate those with weak Quirks. After being defeated by Midoriya and Bakugo, he is killed by Shigaraki.
Flect Turn (フレクト・ターン, Furekuto Tān)
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (English)
The main antagonist of My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission. His Quirk Reflect enables him to reflect any attack and its effects back to the user as well as storing it for later.

Other Hero Schools[edit]

Shiketsu High School[edit]

Inasa Yoarashi (夜嵐 イナサ, Yoarashi Inasa) / Gale Force (レップウ, Reppu)
Voiced by: Ryōta Iwasaki[90] (Japanese); Matt Shipman[91] (English)
A first year student whose Quirk Whirlwind (旋風, Senpū) allows him to control the wind. He developed a rivalry with Todoroki which was caused from a moment in his childhood where Endeavor denied him an autograph.
Camie Utsushimi (現見 ケミィ, Utsushimi Kemii) / Maboromicamie (マボロミカミィ, Maboromikamii)
Voiced by: Minori Chihara[90] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski[91] (English)
A second year student whose Quirk Glamour (幻惑, Genwaku) allows her to create illusions.
Seiji Shishikura (肉倉 精児, Shishikura Seiji) / Sisicross (シシクロス, Shishikurosu)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa[90] (Japanese); Stephan Fu (English)
A student from Shiketsu High whose Quirk Meatball (精肉, Seiniku) allows him to mold others into restrained globs of flesh.
Nagamasa Mora (毛原 長昌, Mōra Nagamasa) / Chewyee (チューイー, Chūī)
Voiced by: Volcano Ōta (Japanese); Randy E. Aguebor (ep56), Jim Johnson (ep57; 59-60) (English)
A student from Shiketsu High whose Quirk Extend-o-Hair (伸毛, Shinmō) allows him to lengthen and manipulate his body hair.

Ketsubutsu Academy[edit]

Yo Shindo (真堂揺, Shindō Yō) / Grand (グランド, Gurand)
Voiced by: Yuuta Kasuya (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)
A second year student at Ketsubutsu Academy whose Quirk Vibrate (揺らす, Yurasu) allows him to channel powerful vibrations through any surface he touches with his hands.
Tatami Nakagame (中瓶 畳, Nakagame Tatami) / Turtle Neck (タートルネック, Tātorunekku)
Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese); Kristen McGuire (English)
A second year student at Ketsubutsu Academy who is a fan of U.A. Her Quirk Telescopic (折りたたみ, Oritatami) allows her to retract her body into herself like a turtle.
Shikkui Makabe (真壁 漆喰, Makabe Shikkui) / Mr. Smith (Mr. スミス, Misutā Sumisu)
Voiced by: Hiromichi Kogami (Japanese); Brad Hawkins (English)
A second year student at Ketsubutsu Academy with an odd appearance. His Quirk Stiffening (硬質化, Kōshitsu-ka) allows him to make any object he rubs or kneads with his hands extremely hard, although it does not work on living beings.
Itejiro Toteki (投擲 射手次郎, Tōteki Itejirō) / Boomerang Man (ブーメランマン, Būmeran Man)
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese); Lee George (English)
A student whose Quirk Boomerang (ブーメラン, Būmeran) grants him the ability to throw objects with incredible accuracy and change their trajectory in mid-air.

Other characters[edit]

Civilians[edit]

Inko Midoriya (緑谷 引子, Midoriya Inko)
Voiced by: Aya Kawakami (Japanese); Jessica Cavanagh (English)
Izuku's mother. Initially supportive of her son's dreams, the constant villain attacks on U.A. make her briefly doubt the safety of the school.[93]
Naomasa Tsukauchi (塚内 直正, Tsukauchi Naomasa)
Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Japanese); Alejandro Saab[5] (English)
Tsukauchi is a detective who is All Might's client in the Police Force, therefore knowing of his and Izuku's Quirk.
Kota Izumi (出水 洸汰, Izumi Kōta)
Voiced by: Michiru Yamazaki (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris[94] (English)
A young boy who lost his Hero parents, the Water Hose duo, to Muscular and was taken in by the Pussycats due to Mandalay being his aunt.
Taneo Tokuda (特田種男, Tokuda Taneo)
Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (Japanese); Jay Hickman (English)
Exclusive to the anime, Taneo Tokuda is a freelance journalist who sought out All Might's successor for personal reasons. His Quirk Whole-Body Lens (全身レンズ, Zenshin Renzu) allows him to manifest camera lenses on any part of his body and print the photographs from his chest.
Eri (エリ)
Voiced by: Seiran Kobayashi (Japanese); Emily Neves[95] (English)
Eri is the granddaughter of the unnamed former boss of the Shie Hassaikai and the adopted daughter of Chisaki who used her blood in order to create "Quirk-destroying bullets."[96] Her Quirk Rewind (人を巻き戻す, Hito o Maki Modosu) allows her to bring an individual's body to a previous state.
Rei Todoroki (轟 冷, Todoroki Rei)
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)
Shoto's mother and Endeavor's wife. Born as Rei Himura (氷叢 冷, Himura Rei), she currently resides in a mental hospital after burning Shoto with hot water during a mental breakdown. Rei is almost done recuperating from her mental breakdown. Shoto gets his ice powers from her.
Fuyumi Todoroki (轟 冬美, Todoroki Fuyumi)
Voiced by: Kei Shindo (Japanese); Kate Oxley (English)
Shoto's older sister, she works as an elementary school teacher and has an ice quirk like her mother, she is hopeful for her father changing and wants to have a normal family.
Natsuo Todoroki (轟 夏雄, Todoroki Natsu)
Voiced by: Yūki Shin (Japanese); Adam Gibbs (English)
Shoto's older brother, He is a medical college student. Unlike his sister, Natsu openly resents his father for his abusive actions and isn't as quick to forgive him.
Hiroshi Tameda (為田 浩, Tameda Hiroshi)
Voiced by: Serina Machiyama (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Endeavor's loyal fan. He is a plain-looking young man, Hiroshi is rather supportive of Endeavor, notably when he spoke out to the public that they still need to believe in Endeavor for protecting society from powerful villains like High-End.
Melissa Shield (メリッサ・シールド, Merissa Shīrudo)
Voiced by: Mirai Shida (Japanese); Erica Mendez (English)
The Quirk-less daughter of David Shield who bonds with Izuku.
David Shield (デヴィット・シールド, Devitto Shīrudo)
Voiced by: Katsuhisa Namase, Ryohei Kimura (young) (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
A scientist at I-Island, All Might's old friend, and the father of Melissa Shield.
Katsuma Shimano (島乃 活真, Shimano Katsuma)
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese); Maxey Whitehead (English)
A little boy who is Mahoro’s younger brother, he befriends Deku and the students, and his quirk Cell Activation (細胞活性, Saibō Kassei) is sought out by Nine.
Mahoro Shimano (島乃 真幌, Shimano Mahoro)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Japanese); Dani Chambers (English)
A little girl who is Katsuma's older sister.

Torch Bearers of One for All[edit]

Yoichi Shigaraki (死柄木 与一, Shigaraki Yoichi)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Stephen Fu (English)
Yoichi was the first user of One For All and younger brother of the powerful villain All For One. He was initially believed to be without any Meta Abilities, but in reality, he had Meta with no other power than that it could be transferred to another person. One For All was formed from the fusion of his given Meta and the power stockpiling ability his brother had forced upon him.
Hikage Shinomori (四乃森 避影, Shinomori Hikage)
The deceased fourth user of One For All. He was a tall man with a scar running down his face. Unlike the other users, he opted to hide from All for One and train One for All's power to strengthen it by many levels. He died at the age of 40, due to the stress of having multiple quirks for long periods of time taking a toll on his body. His Quirk, "Danger Sense", allowed him to sense things or events that would endanger him or others, perceived in the form of sharp pains in the head
Daigoro Banjo (萬繩 大悟郎, Banjō Daigorō)
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese); Andrew Love (English)
The deceased fifth user of One For All. He was a muscular, bald man who spoke in a "funky" mannerism. All for one attempted to steal One for All from him twice, but failed on both attempts. During the Joint Training Battle, his spirit manifestation appeared in front of Izuku, giving Izuku brief Instructions to use his quirk "Blackwhip".[97]
Nana Shimura (志村 菜奈, Shimura Nana)
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese); Stephanie Young (English)
The deceased seventh user of One For All, All Might's mentor and Tenko Shimura's grandmother. She was the Mentor of All Might, and died protecting him from All for One.

Vigilantes[edit]

Koichi Haimawari (灰廻 航一, Haimawari Kōichi) / The Crawler (ザ・クロウラー, Za Kurourā)
A 19–year old college student whose Quirk Slide and Glide (滑走, Kassō) allows him to quickly travel across any flat surface. He became a vigilante after being unable to become a Pro Hero.[98]
Kazuho Haneyama (羽根山 和歩, Haneyama Kazuho) / Pop☆Step (ポップ☆ステップ, Poppu☆Suteppu)
A high schooler whose Quirk Leap (跳躍, Chōyaku) allows her to jump several meters high. She was briefly possessed by a villain known as Queen Bee, though she is saved from possession after she is shot through the chest, becoming heavily injured but alive.[99]
Iwao Oguro (雄黒 巌, Oguro Iwao) / Knuckleduster (ナックルダスター, Nakkurudasutā)
An old man who is investigating the trafficking of a mysterious drug around town in order to find his daughter. His tenacity in battle makes others believe he possesses a Quirk related to physical prowess, when he actually has no Quirk at all.

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While heroes ultimately become role models viewers can look up to, villains are the ones who create the primary conflicts of the story. Although being brainy isn't a necessary trait for a bad guy, evil geniuses add more heft and further increase the stakes of the battle between good versus evil.

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My Hero Academiaboasts a roster of villains, many of whom have more brains than brawn, allowing them to overpower even the strongest heroes. Instead of relying heavily on physical strength, these evil geniuses are able to masterfully deduce complex plans and strategies.

Updated on July 30th, 2021 by Tanner Fox:The recently debuted fifth season of My Hero Academia may play up the competition between U.A.'s Class 1-A and Class 1-B, but that doesn't mean the series' villains are to be forgotten. Operating in the shadows, Tomura Shigaraki, the disciple of key antagonist All For One, is still working to eliminate Deku and his classmates and establish a new reign of evil.

What's more, the stakes continue to rise as fans learn new info about crucial evildoers like Dabi and the army of Nomus. While they're not all hyper-intelligent, it's clear that there are more than 10 wickedly smart villains in the My Hero Academia series.

15 Gentle Criminal

Sporting the impressive ability of elasticizing objects by manipulating their molecules, Gentle obsesses over his reputation. That's why he avoids getting involved in any ungentlemanly acts.

This is where his lack of intelligence becomes obvious. Although he aspires to be a great villain and is confident about his abilities, he refutes his own motives with his skewed moral code. Luckily for him, the highly intellectual La Brava is his partner.

14 Twice

Twice's subpar intelligence is well-known by now. Although quite gifted when it comes to cloning abilities, it is these abilities that have made him mentally unstable. As the story goes, he developed two contradicting personalities after one of his clones had him question what's real and what isn't.

Due to this identity crisis, Twice may show feats of intelligence in one moment, but similar acts of the sheer silliness of another.

13 Hood

My Hero Academia's Nomu are as disturbing as they are imposing, and few are more terrifying than Hood. A so-called "high-end" Nomu variant, not only is Hood one of the strongest in All For One's army, but he's also able to maintain a semblance of intelligence.

While most Nomu are nothing more than mindless muscle, Hood showcases an undeniable level of intelligence. In fact, he's able to combine his brains and brawn to nearly defeat Endeavor, Japan's Number One hero.

12 Himiko Toga

It's easy to be fooled by Toga's demeanor, but, on the inside, she's nothing but a cold-blooded killer who's driven by her own ulterior motives. Unlike most MHA characters, her abilities are not confined to a fixed skill set. Instead, she possesses a gamut of abilities that allow her to shift back and forth between espionage and combat.

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Although her overbearing emotions for Twice might cloud her judgment at times, she's usually one step ahead of the curve and can give powerful heroes like Eraser Head some tough competition during battles.

11 Mr. Compress

Mr. Compress may not come off as the brightest bulb in the box, but he is among the most intelligent members of the League of Villains. Being a former magician, he has mastered the art of creating illusions and other deceptive tactics to escape almost any situation. To ensure that his enemies don't misuse his compression marbles, he creates several decoys of them to dupe the ones who steal them.

Although given a C-grade in intelligence in the Ultra Analysis Book, Mr. Compress' firm grasp on his niche skillset makes him quite an intellectual villain.

10 Hari Kurono

The right-hand mand to Overhaul, the de-facto leader of Shie Hassaikai, Hari Kurono has been witness to an incredible amount of tragedy. From the brutal deaths of his fellow subordinates at the hands of the group's leader to the unspeakable treatment of Eri, Kurono could certainly be described as a cold and calloused individual.

Though he's not a great asset in battle, there's no denying that Kurono is intelligent. Serving under Overhaul for any amount of time would require some serious intellect, and his role in the defense of the Shie Hassaikai compound proved that he wasn't favored by his boss for no reason.

9 Dabi

It is, as they say "Like father, like son." Just like Endeavor, Dabi is a highly-skilled fighter and is always analyzing the weaknesses of his enemies. But, along with looking past the strengths of his enemies, Dabi is also known for waging psychological warfare on them during combat.

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He knows that his cremation quirk can hurt his body over time, so he outwits his enemies by engaging them in conversations while recovering in the process. Dabi's also a long-term planner and patiently puts bits and pieces of his puzzles to frame a bigger picture. An example of this is when he revealed his true identity as Toya Todoroki and ruined Endeavor's reputation.

8 Kurogiri

A key player in the first season of the My Hero Academia anime, Kurogiri's Quirk, Warp Gate, allows him to teleport his friends and enemies to any location of his choosing. Vital to the attack on the USJ, he's an indispensable asset to Shigaraki and his villainous team.

Later on, it is revealed that, despite his undeniable intellect, Kurogiri is actually a Nomu created to protect All For One's successor, Tomura Shigaraki. What's more, before his transformation, he was a friend of U.A. professor Shota Aizawa.

7 Nine

If not anything else, Nine possesses leadership skills that can only be matched by a few. In My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, he first takes a calculated risk by subjecting himself to human experiments. He's then quick to realize that, before he can rule the world with his quirk stealing abilities, he must first acquire a Cell Activation Quirk to sustain himself.

Soon after, he realizes that Deku possesses a lot more power in one quirk than he could possess through many quirks. So, before Deku reaches his potential, Nine cleverly tries to eradicate him.

6 Stain

What makes Stain rank above many villains of the series is his ability to not only use his quirk with the utmost expertise, but also his adaptability during battles. Using cheap tricks such as misdirection and environment manipulation, the villain creates ideal conditions for himself to win.

Moreover, he also exhibits a "fake" bloodlust for his enemies just to intimidate them and instill numbing fear.

5 Kagero Okuta

Also known by the villain name Giran, Kagero Okuta serves as a broker between nefarious organizations, exchanging knowledge and information and serving as a go-between for Japan's seedy underbelly. Though he lacks any physical power, he's very shrewd and would be incredibly difficult to outwit.

A man of standards, Okuta never deals with those who don't respect him, and, when pressed to divulge his secrets, he's extremely stalwart. He's no villainous mastermind, but he certainly has brains.

4 Kai Chisaki

The forte with which Kai Chisaki, A.K.A. Overhaul, rises up in ranks in season 4 is beyond terrifying. He never lets his ego get the best of him, and he forever stays calm and classy, even in the toughest situations.

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One of his grand feats is the Quirk-destroying drug that he invented himself along with an antidote. Other than that, Chisaki is also capable of escaping punishment when he hides the evidence of his crimes. Using his quirk, he can disassemble the bodies of his victims, erases all evidence they may possess, and then puts them back together with no signs of his wrongdoings.

3 Tomura Shigaraki

Touted as the successor of All For One, Shigaraki has only one goal—destroy the society by killing its "symbol of peace," All Might, and then create a new world where he rules all. While his Decay Quirk is enough to defeat the strongest of enemies, his intellect during battle allows him to stay one step ahead almost all the time.

For instance, in Episode 10 of season 1, he quickly identifies Eraser Head's weaknesses and uses them to overpower him. When it comes to his season-long battle against Overhaul, he patiently deduces a long-term plan to ultimately defeat the supervillain.

2 Kyudai Garaki

Though not much is known about Kyudai Garaki, his actions have had an incredible impact on the lives of everyone featured in the My Hero Academia anime. A man of extreme intelligence and a loyal servant of All For One, Garaki can be credited with the creation of All For One's Nomu army.

His quirk isn't particularly well understood, though it is known that it has granted him an abnormally long lifespan. Some theories also posit that he stole Izuku Midoriya's original Quirk when he was a child.

1 All For One

While All For One's quirk-stealing abilities need no introduction, his genius intellect often goes unnoticed beneath his strong demeanor. After having battled the greatest of heroes and living long enough to see himself as one of the most powerful forces of the world, All For One becomes an expert strategist in guerrilla warfare.

Not to mention, he also acquires vast knowledge and insight from the quirks he steals. With so much contributing to his wisdom, it comes as no surprise that his intelligence is more or less unmatched in the My Hero Academia universe.

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My Hero Academia: Villain Storylines, Ranked Lamest To Coolest

The villains of My Hero Academiaare not so different from the hardships and accomplishments of the heroes from the series, especially when it comes to their backstories and subsequent storylines that develop throughout the manga and the anime TV show.

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A lot of the MHA characters come from harsh backgrounds and have to figure out where their place is in society and what their beliefs are, and this can lead to some endearing stories and experiences. As the stories continue to unfold, villains from both the manga and the TV series are contenders for having the coolest and most interesting backstory.

Updated on October 6th, 2021 by Tanner Fox: The My Hero Academia anime's fifth season has offered up some shocking twists and surprising developments, and it has many fans re-evaluating their favorite villains. From forgotten D-listers to titanic threats to world peace, much like the heroes, My Hero Academia's villains are constantly growing and evolving.

With an entire season 5 arc dedicated to the backstories of some fan-favorite criminal offenders, it's time to adjust perceptions on MHA villains both larger and small.

14 Gentle Criminal

Without a doubt the lamest villain with the series' lamest story arc is Danjuro Tobita, A.K.A. Gentle Criminal. Everything he does is a stunt, with the only motive to be internet famous. That said, his relationship to La Brava is somewhat touching, as he opts to lie to investigators in order to make her out to be innocent.

Yet, Gentle is very selfish in his acts and uses villainy to gain attention, which seems like a fairly weak motivation. What's more, he isn't honest about the fact that he could be a hero instead of a villain in the My Hero Academia universe until it's too late.

13 Shin Nemoto

Only equipped with a handgun and his loyalty, Shin Nemoto isn't the most impressive or important villain, even if he looks pretty cool. Unfortunately, he basically just follows Kai Chisaki around like a puppy, and, when push comes to shove, he fuses with Kai, which eventually leads to his demise.

One of the Eight Bullets featured in the fourth season's Shie Hassaikai arc, Shin Nemoto is a deeply cynical man who seems to have wholeheartedly adopted Overhaul's pessimistic worldview. If nothing else, his character serves to indicate how alluring Overhaul's rhetoric can be on the criminal underworld of My Hero Academia.

12 Hekiji Tengai

Tengai originated as a devout Buddhist, but, as the newest member of the Shie Hassaikai, he assumes a position as one of the group's Eight Bullets. Unfortunately, he starts out in this criminal group as a glorified babysitter for Kendo Rappa, A.K.A. The Rapper, another Eight Bullets member.

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Hekiji Tengai's cool demeanor matches Overhaul's and makes for an interesting juxtaposition between himself and his partner. However, his potential is arguably wasted, as he's mostly used as fodder for Class 1-A student Eijiro Kirishima's character development.

11 Spinner

A comic relief character first introduced in My Hero Academia's third season, Spinner isn't meant to be taken seriously. With a quirk that grants him the powers of a reptile, few of his villain allies take him seriously, and he's often been likened to the cartoonish heroes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In the manga series, however, Spinner takes on a drastically different role. Made a societal outcast as a result of his strange appearance, Spinner struggles to find purpose as a villain despite possessing little real power.

10 Twice

Jin Bubaigawara is better known as the villain Twice. He was originally a member of the League of Villains and later a lieutenant in the Paranormal Liberation Front.

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He is comedic and expressive, but he's also shown to struggle internally, and his inner battle derives from something even more heartbreaking, which is his lack of friendships. Himiko Toga's friendship and compassion for him also make him an interesting story because they both don't quite seem the villain-type, but he toughed out that role until the end.

9 Himiko Toga

Himiko Toga's character arc is interesting from start to finish; her traumatic history of familial judgment led her to shed her otherwise bubbly personality and seek out evildoers who would not disavow her based on her abnormal Quirk.

She is fascinated with the concept of love and cannot seem to escape it, even when she is explaining herself mid-battles. Her perkiness is generally off-putting to those she encounters, as she carries herself under a "villain" title and she uses that to her advantage. She gets to lead the Vanguard Action Squad in the Forest Training Camp Arc and continues on multiple missions after that.

8 Re-Destro

Often compared to DC's villain The Joker thanks to his angular facial features and pinstripe suit, Re-Destro is the CEO of Detnerat and the son of Destro, a revolutionary who fought for the liberation of maladjusted Quirk users. He's a major hurdle in Tomura Shigaraki's quest for domination, and he meets his match when Shigaraki unleashes the true potential of his power.

A relatively uninteresting villain on the surface, Re-Destro serves as a reminder that not all MHA evil-doers act as villains just for the sake of it. Re-Destro had a complex legacy and belief system, and he fought not for the sake of chaos, but to enact his own version of justice.

7 Kai Chisaki

Also known as Overhaul, Kai is the Shie Hassaikai leader, and he wields an incredibly powerful Qurik which allows him to disassemble and reassemble the makeup of whatever material he touches. One of the coolest things he did was fusing with Shin Nemoto, for his Confession Quirk, and Rikiya Katsukame for his Stamina Siphoning Quirk during the hero raid against his organization.

His storyline is one of the coolest, as, even with his disposition and lack of value he places on human life, he seems to care about his boss, who rescued him off the streets—and yet he seems almost inhuman in his behavior. When he disagrees with his boss, he still kept him around in a coma while he attempted to complete his own personal vendetta. He's a germaphobe who wears a symbolic plague mask, adding some serious flair to his design.

6 Dabi

Dabi's nonchalant and arrogant exterior makes him oddly appealing to many fans. He became even more relevant when the manga revealed his real name, Toya Todoroki.

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He has one of the most heartbreaking backstories, but, when he realizes he somewhat agrees with Stain's philosophy that society would be better without heroes, he grows as a character, letting his emotions show. He becomes one of the more interesting villains because the stakes are higher when he starts to involve Endeavor and Shoto in his plans to hurt people and his family.

5 Kurogiri

Introduced in My Hero Academia's first season as a core member of the League of Villains, Shigaraki was an enigmatic entity whose real body—let alone backstory—could scarcely be understood. However, he morphed from a terrifying to tragic figure following a season 5 revelation.

In fact, Kurogiri is actually an experimental Nomu created from the corpse of Shota Aizawa's childhood friend. Originally an ever-upbeat go-getter, almost none of his former personality remains, and his is one of the most upsetting stories in the entire series.

4 Chizome Akaguro

Also known as Hero Killer Stain, Chizome Akaguro is a villain vigilante who believes the world would be a better place without heroes. Specifically, he hates false heroes, the people with quirks that claim to be heroes to help but are actually just in it for fame and money. Even as a villain, he seems to like All Might.

He realized that his beliefs were based on Stendhal, another vigilante who has split personalities and lived both in his vigilante and civilian identities. Stain adopted his "duty" from someone else, and, even knowing he disagrees with the method, morally he continues to go about it the wrong way.

3 Tomura Shigaraki

An archetypal villain apprentice, Tomura Shigaraki's story arc initially seems to be pretty open-and-shut. However, with a tragic past and a devastatingly powerful quirk, there's more to All For One's successor than meets the eye.

He started as a typical villain who just wants to destroy the things he hates. When he realizes he needs to readjust his views to truly rule the criminal underworld, he does. But, he also still seems to battle with the fact that he wasn't one of the "lucky ones" to be rescued by heroes, so he acts as if villainy is all that he can do.

2 Nine

The marquee villain of the My Hero Academia movie Heroes Rising, though he doesn't have the kind of relationship with All For One that Shigaraki does, Nine is, in a sense, the Darth Vader to All For One's Emperor.

Wielding a Quirk which, while powerful, degrades his physical health, Nine is often seen wearing a type of life support apparatus. He also shapes his worldview around the idea that might makes right, going so far as to partake in an experimental surgery to grant him One For All's abilities. An incredibly powerful villain, he's only taken down by Midoriya and Bakugo when the former temporarily shares his power with the latter.

1 All-For-One

Aside from his epic fight against All-Might, All-For-One is the most powerful villain with an open-ended storyline. He somehow survives losing his face, keeping his identity hidden, and escapes Tartarus, the special prison for villain criminals.

He has adjusted to losing his sense and takes Quirks to add to his outrageous amount of strength and abilities. All-For-One works from behind the scenes like a puppetmaster and never breaks from his suave and domineering character. The man behind nearly every conflict in My Hero Academia, there's no denying the impact of his still-ambiguous story.

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My Hero Academia: Every Major Villain, Ranked From Least To Most Evil

The world of My Hero Academia is a world infested with heroes and villains. Heroes endure to preserve the society that keeps the balance of the world, while villains seek to destroy said society. It’s a cycle of good and bad in which the entire series is premised upon. The same good old narrative of good versus evil that we just don’t get enough of.

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That being said, good is not always absolute and neither is evil. Villains, in particular, vary in evil and intent. Some villains have dreams and choose evil as a means to accomplish said dreams, while others are straight-up chaotic; harboring nothing but ill intent towards the world and its residents. Here’s a list ranking the major villains of My Hero Academia, from least to most evil. (Manga Spoilers ahead)

10 Gentle Criminal

While Gentle Criminal technically was a villain, his evil, if it exists at all, can mostly be shrugged off. He is a self-proclaimed vigilante who accomplishes his own version of good through villainous acts-- which are nothing compared to crimes done by true villains.

But as he is a significant villain who heads an arc on his own, Gentle very much deserves a mention. Even if it was an honorable one.

9 Dr.Compress

Out of all the members of the League, Dr.Compress appears to be the sanest. He is loyal to Shigaraki and cares about his colleagues-- as seen when he attacked Overhaul in an attempt to take revenge for Magne.

Prior to making his criminal debut, Mr.Compress operated as an entertainer. And even after embracing the dark side, his crimes were theft and burglary for the most part.

8 Stain

Unlike Gentle Criminal who lacks both the ruthlessness and resolve to accomplish what he thinks is good, Stain does not. Known as Hero Killer, Stain murdered quite a few heroes and injured even more-- all for his biased reasoning.

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If a hero does not align in conviction with his own, then they are an otherwise corrupt hero. Though in spite of him committing multiple crimes, Stain was at least self-aware about his situation.

7 Twice

At first glance, Twice might appear as a mentally unstable villain with no morals whatsoever. But if one looks really closely, they’d realize that there’s more than what meets the eye with him.

Especially after his heroic (or rather villainous) death in the manga, fans formed an entire layer of respect for Twice. Sacrificing oneself for one’s comrades is an act that even some heroes would shy away from.

6 Himiko Toga

Himiko's villainy is often overlooked due to her ‘cutesy’ appearance, which is understandable. Deep down, no one would associate a highschool girl to a twisted lunatic who bats no eye to murder.

Himiko isn’t new to villainy either. She murdered quite a few people whilst showing no remorse about it. What makes her an ok villain is her occasional persona switch-- as seen during her encounter with Ochaco and Tsuyu.

5 Dabi

Dabi certainly is one of the most interesting members of the League of Villains/Paranormal Liberation Front. His character design is one that is destined to stand out; contrarily to some of his counterparts. Furthermore, he is always accompanied by an air of mystery-- one that makes him even the more intriguing.

Dabi is quite the sadistic individual as well as one of the few villains in the series who actively commit crimes. His position is well-deserved.

4 Re-Destro

For a previous leader of an enormous organization with thousands of members, Re-Destro sure is a narrow-minded person. He went as far as murdering a subordinate -one that served him for years- for a very silly reason.

Moreso, Re-Destro is also a master manipulator who shies away from nothing in order to push his aspirations. No heinous act is too extreme for this entrepreneurial villain.

3 Overhaul

As the lead antagonist of one of the darkest arcs in My Hero Academia, Kai Chisaki, otherwise known as Overhaul, is a front runner in this list. Amongst the many atrocities he committed, his actions against Eri stand out the most. These actions were a testimony to his lack of any form of human empathy. You know a villain is corrupt when even children are not exempt from their malicious acts.

2 Tomura Shigaraki

Tomura Shigaraki does not bother to sugarcoat his villainy with catchy phrases such as ‘purging the society’ and the likes of it. He desires one thing and one thing only-- destruction. Destruction of the society, heroes, and the world itself.

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He is the most primal kind of evil; one that does not care about mundane matter. One that only seeks chaos.

1 All For One

Last, but definitely not least, is the one and only, All For One. He is the grand villain of the series as well as an entity inseparable from evil. Murder, theft, blackmail...etc; All For One has done it all. What’s even more terrifying about All For One is his intense cynicism. He seemingly cares about nothing in this world; not even his staunchest of followers. Furthermore, despite being one of the series’ main villains, we still know nothing of vale about All For One and his motives.

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