In terms of popularity, My Hero Academia has done an amazing job when compared to a lot of other modern-day anime and manga franchises. The story of a boy without superpowers who wishes to become a superhero in a world where superheroes are commonplace became a phenomenon among modern fans and that is certainly enough for us to dedicate today’s article to the show and its characters.
Our list is going to contain a number of main characters, both antagonists and protagonists, that have appeared throughout the series. You’re going to find out their exact ages in the story and their dates of birth, their exact heights, and, of course, some of their main powers. It’s going to be a very fun list, so enjoy!
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to include new characters vital for the My Hero Academia storyline.
|Izuku Midoriya||4-16||July 15||5’46”|
|Shōto Todoroki||15-16||January 11||5’47”|
|Enji Todoroki||45-46||August 8||6’39”|
|Himiko Toga||16-17||August 7||5’15”|
|Tomura (Tenko) Shigaraki||20-21||April 4||5’74”|
|Katsuki Bakugo||4-16||April 20||6’64”|
|Toshinori Yagi||Unknown||June 10||7’21”|
|Shōta Aizawa||30-31||November 8||6’00”|
|Toya / Dabi Todoroki||24||January 18||5’9¼”|
|Mina Ashido||16||30 July|
Full Name: Izuku Midoriya
Date of Birth: July 15
Height: 166 cm
Powers and abilities: Izuku‘s biggest asset before receiving his Quirk was his extensive knowledge of basic hero skills and tactics. Izuku has studied Pro Heroes for years and can apply this knowledge in practical ways in crisis situations. His immense courage and desire to become a hero were also important factors that gave him the mentality of protecting others.
Before getting his All Might quirk, he faced off against the slime villain and saved Katsuki for his daring and heroic skill application, which deeply impressed Hero # 1.
After training with All Might, Izuku inherited One For All from him and was given the opportunity to use a powerful energy source. He can move faster than the eye can see and take out a giant robot villain with a single punch, but the physical backlash of the time prevented Izuku from fighting properly or competing with his peers on a level playing field.
Despite this, he still possessed impressive physical durability and his drive allowed him to survive One For All’s drawbacks for the most part.
Full Name: Shōto Todoroki
Date of Birth: January 11
Height: 176 cm
Powers and abilities: Shōto entered the U.A. High School by credentials and has established himself as one of the top grade 1-A students, after receiving training from his father Endeavor at a young age. He took 2nd place in the Quirk Apprehension Test and the U.A. Sports Festival.
Shōto has also mastered his versatile and powerful Quirk, Half-Cold Half-Hot, giving him incredible two-element abilities. With the right side of his body, Shōto can dramatically lower temperatures and freeze anything he touches, creating ice that he can freely shape into many constructions, including waves of ice that cover large areas and ice barriers.
Shōto also uses his cryokinetic skills for mobility purposes, such as stacking shards of ice behind his back to move forward, glaciering the ground on which to skate, or his characteristic movements to create ice tracks he can walk and surf on. On the left side of the body, Shōto can eloquently increase thermokinetics and release searing flames in the form of consuming currents or protective waves.
Overall, Shōto has tremendous power, but due to past decisions and circumstances, such as deliberately neglecting half of his Quirk, he has yet to reach his full potential.
Full Name: Eri
Date of Birth: December 21
Height: 110 cm
Powers and abilities: Eri’s Quirk enables her to restore the body of a living individual to a previous state, allowing her to physically rejuvenate her target, heal wounds and reverse physical changes. It has even shown the ability to rewind a person’s body to a point before it exists.
The source of the power of their quirk is in the horn above her head, and the size of the horn determines the strength of her power. It’s also an accumulation-type Quirk, meaning that the energy it emits has to build up over a period of time before it can be used. Due to the mutation of her Quirk in her body, Eri’s blood is able to attack a person’s Quirk and stop its activation by reversing the target’s evolution before the point of the Quirk Phenomenon.
It has been suggested by Eraser Head that her Quirk can rewind and restore even the bodies of those who have lost their Quirk. However, Eraser Head said the Quirk only works on people, not things, which means it can’t be easily formed. It also means that Eri cannot use her Quirk in time as she is not a living being.
Full Name: Enji Todoroki
Date of Birth: August 8
Height: 195 cm
Powers and abilities: Endeavor was No. 2 among Japanese heroes before taking No. 1 after All Might’s resignation. He is known to have the most solved cases of all crime fighters, and at the age of 20, Endeavor took his place as the No.2 Pro Hero.
He is also gifted with his powerful Quirk, Hellflame, and uses its flames to overwhelm opponents with extreme heat, among other things. Due to his high rank, Endeavor is a very powerful hero, which has been proven in his battle against the League of Villains.
He has repeatedly faced and defeated multiple levels of Nomu without suffering any harm, for which he is praised by people like All For One, an incredibly dangerous and talented villain. Endeavor demonstrated his great speed and power by cutting much of a skyscraper into cubes before it could collapse, as well as incinerating most of Hood’s body three times.
In the Paranormal War of Liberation, Endeavor was found to be an integral part against the 75% increased body of Tomura Shigaraki and caused the greatest damage which ultimately resulted in the villain’s body collapsing.
Full Name: Himiko Toga
Date of Birth: August 7
Height: 157 cm
Powers and abilities: Himiko is a very talented and dangerous fighter who is not only capable of melee combat with Pro Heroes but is also a master of disguise, infiltration, and camouflage, mainly due to her metamorphosis. Espionage is one of her most salient qualities, holding her breath and clearing her mind, allowing Himiko to erase her presence and supposedly disappear from the sight of her enemies.
This ability is not limited to ambushes as it can also be used in combat and disappears if the opponent distracts their attention, even for a moment. And although she lacks one Quirk that amplifies her combat skills, Himiko effectively uses her incredible agility, reflexes, and acrobatic skills. She is also adept at creating openings for hiding, such as deliberately forcing an opponent to escape.
Himiko’s Quirk gives her the ability to turn into a physical doppelganger of another person and copy their voice. She can only transform into people whose blood she has swallowed. The more blood she drinks, the longer she has access to that person’s form.
She can switch between the appearances of more than one person if she drinks the blood of more than one person. She can even duplicate a person’s clothes, but her own clothes would overlap the transformation, so she would have to strip down first.
All For One
Full Name: Shigaraki
Date of Birth: Unknown
Powers and abilities: All For One is Japan’s most powerful supervillain. Thanks to his Life Force Quirk, All For One is virtually immortal and has been active since the inception of Quirks. He has collected lots of Quirks with a huge range of applications and can combine them at will. This, along with his ability to steal all of his opponent’s quirks, makes defeating All For One nearly impossible.
The villain will use all means necessary to bless his opponent before killing him. Even in his prime, All For One effortlessly defeated powerful Pro Heroes, allowing himself to appear unequaled and unstoppable. The only people who can effectively counter the Symbol of Evil are the heirs of One For All, a Quirk All For One himself accidentally created, and the one Quirk he can’t steal.
All For One searched for all of the One For All users (except Hikage Shinomori) and easily killed them by overwhelming them with his barrage of quirks. However, All For One was unable to steal One For All or prevent the user from passing the course.
Still, All For One remained unchallenged until the rise of All Might. All Might had the strength to challenge All For One, and the two adversaries engaged in a bloody duel. Despite crippling injuries, All Might was able to defeat All For One and force the villain to rely on life support.
Full Name: Tomura (Tenko) Shigaraki
Date of Birth: April 4
Height: 175 cm
Powers and abilities: Tomura is known as Japan’s second most dangerous villain after All For One himself, who rivals Pro Heroes with his physical and analytical skills. As the leader of the League of Villains, Tomura has complete control over his powerful subordinates.
During the U.S.J. Incident, Tomura had the courage to briefly face the awesome Pro Hero Eraser Head and successfully use his Decay Quirk on the Erasure Hero’s right arm. Tomura was able to fight Gigantomachia for half a month and didn’t give up until he was able to get the giant to submit.
By the time he faced Re-Destro and his left hand was partially destroyed, Tomura’s abilities had suddenly increased to levels beyond his natural parameters.
According to Re-Destro, if Tomura had his newly high physical parameters during the Kamino incident, he could easily have eliminated at least one or two of the Pro Heroes during this event, even without his disintegrating Quirk. After a fierce battle, he not only managed to defeat Re-Destro to gain control of his army but also tame Gigantomachia through his performance.
Similar to his master, Tomura’s aura can instill fear in others, and his mere gaze was enough to cripple those who were under the influence of Incite, who had been ordered to eliminate Tomura. After Kyudai Garaki makes body modifications to Tomura, his overall skills surpass any Pro Hero to the point where his powers are on par with Toshinori Yagi when the latter had One For All.
Full Name: Katsuki Bakugo
Date of Birth: April 20
Height: 172 cm
Powers and abilities: Katsuki turned out to be one of the strongest students in Grade 1-A, taking third place on the Quirk Dread Test while doing both the U.A. Entrance exam with the most rogue points and the U.A. Sports Festival. Katsuki’s fighting style is all offensive, using his Quirk’s driving abilities to reduce the distance between him and his opponents, followed by a bombardment of melee attacks, often starting with a powerful right hook.
Katsuki is able to use his explosion to propel himself through the air, propel blind enemies, and fire long-range explosions, among other things. The explosion is a versatile Quirk, especially for combat situations, as the recoil caused by the explosions can be exploited by Katsuki for mobility purposes.
During the U.S.J. Incident, Katsuki was able to single-handedly overpower and immobilize Kurogiri, a very capable villain. At the U.A. Sports Festival, he managed to defeat Fumikage Tokoyami and Shoto Todoroki, who at the time was considered the other two strongest students in Class 1-A.
Many notable professional heroes, such as Shota Aizawa and All Might, have praised Katsuki’s abilities and noted the enormous potential he carries. The League of Villains also noticed Katsuki’s strength and even attempted to kidnap him so he could convert to their cause, even if that involved sacrificing members of the Vanguard Action Squad, as his potential membership would have greatly exceeded. the risk.
Full Name: Toshinori Yagi
Date of Birth: June 10
Height: 220 cm
Powers and abilities: All Might has been recognized as the world’s absolutely strongest hero. He was the “Symbol of Peace” and such a crime deterrent that its presence in a society largely deterred the wicked.
He managed to defeat All For One, a dangerous supervillain who ruled all over Japan long ago and who is twice revered as Japan’s most powerful villain; he was the only One For All user who could win against him. Despite the victory, All Might suffered a terrible injury from All For One which limited his maximum performance for the future.
Even after the power of his quirk was limited by his injuries, All Might’s strength and speed were unmatched, though he could only manifest them for a limited time. This time frame became shorter and shorter after he conveyed his Quirk to Izuku. Even so, All Might could still defeat the villains that groups of normal Pro Heroes fought against.
Pushing his power beyond his reasonable limits, All Might defeated Nomu, who was specially created to kill him, with over 300 hits. Izuku and Katsuki, who are among the Class 1-A elites, were completely dominated by All Might in their fight. All Might was carrying heavy weights during this battle and was even more than strong and quick enough to easily subdue his two young loads.
Forced to break his Quirk Limiter again, All Might defeated All For One using his remaining strength.
Full Name: Shōta Aizawa
Date of Birth: November 8
Height: 183 cm
Powers and abilities: Eraser Head displayed incredible ingenuity and martial arts that made him one of U.A.’s most formidable professional teachers and heroes. The usual combat tactic used by Eraser Head is to grab an opponent’s Quirk and then use his weapon of conquest in conjunction with his great agility to easily defeat or hold back opponents.
Even without the help of his Quirk, Eraser Head relies on his hand-to-hand combat skills and excels at hand-to-hand combat. His general skills make him a central fighter in situations where his opponents rely solely on the use of their Quirks, and since Eraser Head creates openings by negating their powers in the middle of a fight, he and his comrades are placed in advantageous positions.
During the U.S.J. Incident, he managed to stand up to the lower-ranking members of the League of Villains who surrounded Eraser Head and outnumbered him, a dozen to one. Eraser Head dodged several attacks from enemies of varying sizes and abilities before holding them back and detonating them with calculated counterattacks.
He was even able to almost defeat Tomura Shigaraki, a very capable villain before the Nomu stepped in and overpowered the erasure hero. Unlike Tomura, Eraser Head can effectively fend off high-ranking villains like Action Team members Vanguard, Dabi, and Himiko Toga, albeit with some difficulty.
He also played a major role in the Shie Hassaikai Raid and Paranormal War of Liberation, which saw large teams of heroes battling high-class villains, with the latter show including the suppression of various High-End Nomus and Tomura’s enhanced abilities.
Eraser Head has advanced observation and evaluation skills. He can easily assess the personality of his students and their mental state. He is an expert when it comes to collaboration between his equipment and Quirk. In battle, Eraser Head uses goggles in conjunction with his Quirk to keep enemies from knowing who he’s looking at and letting them guess.
Toya Todoroki / Dabi
Full Name: Toya Todoroki
Date of Birth: January 8
Height: 176 cm
Dabi is a member of the League of Villains, a group of superpowered villains who oppose the main protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, and his classmates at U.A. High School.
Dabi is known for his unique appearance, with blue flames constantly emanating from his body, which he can use to attack his enemies. He is also characterized by his cold and sadistic personality, often reveling in violence and chaos.
It is eventually revealed that Dabi’s true identity is Toya Todoroki, the eldest son of the Todoroki family, who possesses a powerful ice-based Quirk. After suffering abuse at the hands of his father, Toya becomes disillusioned with hero society and turns to villainy, adopting the persona of Dabi.
Dabi’s backstory and true identity are major plot points in the series, and his actions have had significant consequences for the main characters.