Nemuri Kayama, better known as the hero Midnight, is one of the major supporting characters from the My Hero Academia series. A former art history teacher, she was one of the most beloved characters in the series, which is why fans are so interested in her fate. She has been through some tough battles over the course of her career, but did she survive them all? In this article, we are going to tell you whether Midnight died in My Hero Academia and if she did, who her killer is.
Midnight does indeed die in My Hero Academia, as has been shown in Chapter 296 of the manga. She was ambushed and killed by an anonymous number two adviser from Dabi’s regiment. The identity of her murderer has still not been revealed, but he has in the meantime received more coverage in the chapters of My Hero Academia.
The rest of the article is going to be dedicated solely to Midnight and her death in My Hero Academia. You’re going to find out how Midnight died, who killed him, and when the events we are talking about actually took place. Nemuri Kayama, aka Midnigh, is a character with a great story, which is why the events surrounding her death are certainly of interest to fans. Beware, this article is going to be full of spoilers.
Is Midnight dead in My Hero Academia?
The events we are about to describe took place during the Paranormal Liberation War arc in My Hero Academia. The months pass until the end of March. Thanks to Hawks, the Hero Public Safety Commission found that the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army merged into the Paranormal Liberation Front, with Tomura Shigaraki as the main leader. Hawks also informed them of the PLF’s organization, hiding places and plans.
With this information, the Commission organized a large force of Pro Heroes, split into several teams to take down the villain’s organization. Midnight is assigned as a member of a large group of professional heroes whose mission is to storm Gunga Mountain Villa, the main headquarters of the Paranormal Liberation Front, and arrest all of its members.
With the heroes there are also some Yuei students like Fumikage Tokoyami, Denki Kaminari, Juzo Honenuki and Kinoko Komori Kinoko is nervous and worried about attacking the Paranormal Liberation Front, wondering if they really should be there. Midnight explains that the students are only helping a little during the initial assault, after which they can retreat.
The heroes launch their attack on Gunga Mountain Villa. Denki yells that he doesn’t want to be on the front line. Midnight tells him that he knew what he was getting into. He also adds that they need him Quirk him and to think of this position as helping heroes who don’t have what it takes. Denki strongly disagrees with this statement.
Midnight comforts a still nervous Denki by saying that if he can’t focus on random people elsewhere, he can think of the person who matters most to him. His words help Denki finally gain enough resolve to fight. Soldiers from the Paranormal Liberation Front quickly come out to face the heroes, but as they are caught off guard by the surprise attack, the heroes take the initiative in the first confrontations, defeating many soldiers before they can counterattack.
While dodging enemies, Midnight uses his Sleepwalker Quirks to put PLF members to sleep, employing a couple of fans to spread the aroma of him sleep-inducing into enemy lines. Later, when Gigantomachia has awakened, Kamui Woods carries Midnight on his back as he swings through the trees to reach Gigantomachia’s face.
As Midnight notices the group, he ends up bumping into several pieces of construction debris released by Mr. Compress, causing her to fall to the ground as Gigantomachia makes its way. Midnight tries to think of various people who might put the giant to sleep before contacting Creati. After confirming that he knows the situation, Midnight tells her that he needs to put Gigantomachia to sleep with an anesthetic, even though she is against the law.
Despite Kamui Woods’ concerns, Midnight convinces him to keep moving. He says that if Gigantomachia arrives in the city, he will destroy it and if they can’t stop the behemoth by force, they will put him to sleep, which is what Midnight intends to do with his Quirk. Kamui Woods is then dosed in a stream of blue fire courtesy of Dabi.
Before Creati can ask what is going on, Midnight is ambushed by an adviser in the Dabi regiment, but not before he tells Creati that if it’s too difficult, they can deliver the anesthetic to the Heroes and evacuate. As he turns to face his attackers, he thinks back to Creati’s performance during the Joint Training Battle and that one day he will become a very good leader, so he will trust his judgment of him.
Unfortunately, her stamina is not enough and she is killed in battle. Once the war is over, her body is found in the forest by some Class 1-A students, such as Mina, Eijiro, Momo and Rikido. They mourn Midnight’s death.
As you can see, Midnight is indeed dead in My Hero Academia and it was a truly touching and difficult moment. Midnight was a beloved character by all and her death was both shocking and extremely sad, especially in light of the circumstances that led to her death. In the remainder of this article, we are going to tell you what we know about her mysterious killer.
Who killed Midnight in My Hero Academia?
As you could’ve seen, Midnight’s killer is a number two adviser from Dabi’s regiment. We’ve actually seen the guy and he has reappeared in later chapters, even fighting some of the heroes, but we do not know his name. As of yet, he is an anonymous villain in the series and we are quite certain that his identity will be revealed in the future, so we only have to wait a bit.