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If it's freedom you desire, then submit to me, my brethren. And bear witness, by my side. This impending void era will give rise to a more perfect demon lord. This will be the story of how I became the greatest demon lord of all!
All For One announcing his return to power in "Tartarus"

This article is about the character. For this character's Quirk, see All For One (Quirk).

All For One (オール・フォー・ワン Ōru Fō Wan?), surname Shigaraki ( () (がら) () Shigaraki?), is the former leader and benefactor of the League of Villains, the main antagonist of the Hideout Raid Arc, and the overarching antagonist of the series.

Once Japan's most powerful villain, and All Might's arch-nemesis, his full identity is unknown. His true motive is to take his little brother's Quirk, One For All, the only power that can oppose him. His current goal is to shape Tomura Shigaraki to become his new vessel by hijacking his body to use his hatred to steal One For All for good as well as to remake himself in greater power.

He was imprisoned in Tartarus after his second defeat at All Might's hands, until he escaped, laying low waiting for his new body to heal.

Appearance

All For One's masked form in the manga.

After being mortally injured by All Might years ago, All For One's face is entirely made up of scar tissue, extending from above his upper lip and covering his entire head and the back of his neck. As such, he has no visible nose, ears, hair or eyes, though the outlines of eye sockets are visible. All For One is blind, but "sees" by using an Infrared Quirk and by sensing the directions of vibrations in the area around him, similar to echolocation. There is a small hole in each palm of his hands, which is how he steals and transfers Quirks.

In the past, All For One possessed strong, imposing features, short white hair, and luminous red eyes. However, his face has never been clearly shown, and his eyes are often shadowed. He usually wears a dark suit over a white shirt.[2]

When All For One left his secret hideout during the Kamino Incident, he donned a navy blue, skull-like gas mask with angular tubes at the top, a wide collar-like life-support system around his neck with additional pipes connecting in the front and back, presumably to help him breathe.

Personality

All For One is a sadistic and malevolent man. He likes to rule from the shadows and enjoys himself at the expense of people. Yoichi Shigaraki gives insights into his personality to Izuku Midoriya in a dream. In the past, All For One did use his powers to help people, but in exchange for their servitude. Once they were no longer able to follow his orders, All For One would callously abandon them. Those who defied his will were purged by his followers. All For One shows signs of megalomania, comparing himself to the Demon Lord he read in comics. He also displays signs of kleptomania, claiming that he can't resist stealing a powerful Quirk when the opportunity presents itself.[4]

In the past, All For One cared for his younger brother Yoichi, although he was condescending towards him. He mocked his frail brother, saying that without power, it is impossible to assert one's ideals.[5] All For One has a firm contempt for ideals of justice and morality, dismissing them as beliefs of other people that shackle personal freedom.[6] Presently, All For One's greatest obsession is to steal One For All, a Quirk that originated from Yoichi and the one Quirk that he cannot steal.

All For One's belief in Tomura.

All For One is a patient mentor towards his protégé, Tomura. He offers constructive criticism and encouragement to Tomura whenever the latter fails. He also prefers to teach Tomura by providing him opportunities and different experiences. However, this benevolence is a façade, because All For One views Tomura as a valuable tool to steal One For All. This is made apparent during the Paranormal Liberation War, when All For One forcibly possesses Tomura despite the latter's protests.

All For One despises those who persistently defy him, especially the users of One For All. He loathes All Might in particular for ruining his syndicate and crippling him. He is also a firm believer in the hatred of the heart, believing it to be a very strong source of power. When mentoring Tomura, All For One gave him the hands of his deceased relatives as a way for the negative feelings in his heart to always remain close. When encountering the previous wills of One For All in the mental world, the vestige of All For One was not troubled when Tomura started to loathe him, stating that this hatred was only more fitting for the Symbol of Fear.

Due to his immense power and confidence, All For One has a calm and condescending demeanor, confident even when thwarted.[7] Despite his hegemony, All For One is polite and sympathetic towards his subordinates and associates. However this is superficial charm by which All For One fools people into following him. He is well-informed about almost every significant figure among heroes and villains.

While All For One is completely selfish, he is willing to die for his ideals and will not spare any effort to ensure that his idea of a Symbol of Fear will continue even after his death. While he wants to possess Tomura's body for his own ends, All For One does not mind if Tomura manages to kill him, as long as he continues his legacy.

As a side effect of his own Quirk, All For One explains that he often suffers from nightmares where the people from whom he stole Quirks appear in his dreams and hurl insults at him. Despite his remorseless personality, All For One admits that such episodes leave him very discouraged at times. He scoffs at the idea of him being able to feel guilt however, believing it to be a trait of inferior humans.[8] As further proof of his detachment, he has repeatedly denied blame for any of his actions, instead laying the fault on his followers who only wanted to support him or who otherwise sided with his plans for their own reasons, despite the evident fact that he had manipulated all parties involved into acting on his behalf with honey laced promises while taking advantage of their personal and emotional vulnerabilities to coerce them to enact his will, persistently refusing to admit that he is to be held responsible, while at the same time gloating about his results and his alleged power to achieve his goals, grinning with hypocrital delight.

It is implied that the reason he requires the hatred and will of Tomura to successfully steal One For All in the first place is because he himself does not carry any hate, or at least nowhere near as much as needed. Hawks questions why after so many years of chasing down One For All he would not deeply resent the users to that great of an extent, and theorizes that this is because there is something missing in his soul, pointing out how he is always smiling.[9] This is supported by the fact that, no matter how cruel or sadistic his actions or those who fight him or thwart his ambitions, he never seems to hold or exhibit true malice or emotions. This could be due to him being so selfish, he literally cannot care about anything beyond himself enough to form the required attachments that are needed to create a powerful grudge or strong feeling of revenge.

Although All For One grew a very strong contempt and hatred towards All Might for having permanently damaged his body and taking away his rule and status over Japan. All For One later admits that he has lost all interest in All Might and is now focused on the current One For All wielder, Izuku Midoriya.[10] It appears that All For One is so egomaniacal, to the point where only those who persistently stand in his way and are strong enough to defy him warrant both his constant attention and hatred. He is that emotionally inclined towards his goals, that he is either dismissive or manipulative towards all else, seeing people either as obstacles in his way or pawns for him to manipulate for his own gain.

Abilities

All For One's sheer power is enough to effortlessly counter and repel the Symbol of Peace All Might, who is notorious for his brute strength.

Overall Abilities: All For One is Japan's most powerful villain. Thanks to the Life Force Quirk, All For One is virtually immortal, and has been active since the emergence of Quirks. He has collected numerous Quirks with an extensive range of applications and can combine them as he pleases. This, along with his ability to steal any Quirk from his opponent makes All For One nigh impossible to defeat. The villain will employ any means necessary to hurt his opponent before killing them.

Even in his prime, All For One easily defeated powerful Pro Heroes, making himself appear unequaled and unstoppable.[11] The only individuals that can effectively oppose the Symbol of Evil are the inheritors of One For All, a Quirk All For One himself inadvertently created, and the only Quirk he can't steal (though he tried to steal it from Daigoro Banjo and En, twice). All For One sought each One For All user (excluding 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, nor prevent any of the users from passing the Quirk. Nevertheless, All For One remained unchallenged until the rise of All Might. All Might possessed the necessary strength to challenge All For One, and the two opponents fought a bloody duel. Although All Might sustained crippling injuries, he succeeded in defeating All For One, forcing the villain to rely on life support system.

All For One uses his ultimate combination of Quirk to clash with All Might one final time.

Six years later, despite losing all his senses and unable to recover from his injuries, All For One was far from weak. He single handedly overpowered Endeavor, Best Jeanist, Edgeshot, Mt. Lady, and Gran Torino with little effort, as well as fight on par with All Might until the hero was exhausted out of his muscle form. With his ultimate Quirk combination, coupled with All Might's declining power, All For One nearly succeeded in killing All Might, but the latter summoned his willpower and used the last of his power to knock out the Symbol of Evil.

  • Immense Strength: All For One is extremely strong, being able to easily trade blows with All Might, whose physical strength was thought to be unrivaled. In his zenith, he was able to effortlessly overpower pre-Nomu Hood, though the latter was weakened from battling O'Clock and his allies.[12]
  • Immense Speed: All For One has incredible speed, as shown when he completely destroyed the Nomu factory, defeated the 4 Pro Heroes that were there, and dealt significant damage to the surrounding area in a split second. He also has sharp reflexes, being fast enough to react to All Might's punches.
  • Immense Durability: Despite being in a disheveled state with severe injuries, All For One possesses an inhuman amount of durability. During the entirety of his second battle with All Might, he, unlike the latter, never flinched or otherwise screamed from pain, proving that the Symbol of Evil can withstand the Symbol of Peace's destructive blows with monstrous resilience. Another testament of his sturdiness was when All For One survived All Might's United States of Smash, though was rendered unconscious afterward.
  • Enhanced Senses: Due to All For One being blind, his hearing improved immensely, as he is able to perceive his surroundings by sound. He can also sense vibrations in the air.[13] An example of this was displayed when All For One quickly dispelled a flame attack from Endeavor, who had arrived on the scene with Edgeshot. However, this ability does have its limits, which is shown when he is placed in Tartarus: the lack of sound and vibrations leaves him completely oblivious to his surroundings.

Genius Intellect: All For One possesses an extraordinary level of intellect, most likely due to his advanced age and life experience. He ruled Japan from the shadows for over a hundred years, with most of the public being ignorant of his existence. He is well-informed about current affairs and about significant figures among heroes and villains. He also possesses a vast knowledge of the Quirks he's stolen, which enables him to use them effectively.

While condescending towards his opponents, All For One is an expert at observing his enemies and exploiting their flaws. Another terrifying aspect of All For One's intelligence is his ability to prey on people's insecurities. Aware that All Might still mourned his mentor, Nana Shimura, All For One used that to taunt the hero by insulting her, as well as reveal that Tomura is Nana's grandson. Afterward, he exposed All Might's emaciated form to the public to demoralize them as well as humiliate the hero.

From observing All Might, All For One deduced that he no longer possesses One For All and Izuku Midoriya inherited the Quirk. In the aftermath of the Kamino Incident, it was revealed that All For One anticipated the possibility of his second defeat at the hands of All Might, and knew if that were to happen, he would be unable to transfer his All For One Quirk onto Tomura as planned. To ensure the inheritance of his power was fulfilled, the Symbol of Evil, prior to resurfacing, had his Quirk replicated by his physician, Kyudai Garaki, leaving All For One with the copied variant, and the Doctor with the original variant, which would then later be passed down to Tomura.[14]

When attacking Tartarus with his army of High-End Nomu, All For One was able to overcome the prison's nearly impenetrable defenses through a coordinated attack from the outside (since his consciousness took control of Tomura’s body) and inside (where his original body was housed). He successfully freed all the prisoners in Tartarus, including his original body.[15] Given his inability to steal One For All, and knowledge of Quirks being imprinted with the original user's consciousness,[8] it has been discussed that All For One primarily grooms Tomura's negative emotions so the former's will inside of the All For One Quirk can more easily inhabit Tomura's modified chassis, all in a final attempt for the original Symbol of Evil to acquire One For All.[16]

Indomitable Will: Befitting his epithet, the Symbol of Evil, All For One possesses a malefic volition so resolute, that he was able to easily amass hordes of followers in his long life through sheer influence. Within and outside the battlefield, All For One is entirely unfazed by unforeseen spectacles that would leave him otherwise intimidated or unhinged, and he commonly maintains his complacent attitude even when he seems to be at a disadvantage. His presence has shown to be so malicious and dark, Izuku, Tenya Ida, Momo Yaoyorozu, Shoto Todoroki, and Eijiro Kirishima were completely paralyzed with fear, despite the quintet previously experiencing life-or-death situations and encountering lethal villains. All For One's will is also great enough for his original Quirk to overwhelm Tomura Shigaraki's own willpower and possess the young villain like a puppet. This is convenient as All For One plans to transfer his consciousness into Tomura, intending to become a more powerful being. However, in spite of having his ambitions thwarted time and again by users of One For All and the circumstance of All Might destroying his body and permanently crippling him, his hatred, if any, isn't strong enough to allow him to override the will of One For All or it user. Even disregarding the physical requirements to take One For All into himself, he seems to lack the emotional resolve to overpower the wills of the spirits in One For All. This seems to indicate that while his will is supremely strong when it comes to resisting things that might change him personally (his sense of self/personality), he doesn't seem to care enough about anyone or anything to have an emotional investment to strengthen his will. Tellingly, it's only when Tomura is in a negative state and consumed by rage that All For One can take control as rage causes people to become unstable and forget themselves.

Quirks

All For One using his Quirk.

All For One (オール・フォー・ワン Ōru Fō Wan?): All For One's Quirk allows him to steal other people's Quirks, leaving them Quirkless, and wield the Quirks as his own. All For One can also redistribute his stolen Quirks to other people.

His multiple Quirks grant him a very wide variety of options in combat, and he can combine his stolen Quirks to create compound attacks with devastating effects. However, he cannot steal the original users' Quirk proficiency and is therefore limited by his own skill with his stolen powers. Because of this, he prefers to steal Quirks that rely on raw power, rather than ones that take practice and experience to master.

While he can steal any Quirk, All For One's body cannot properly contain Quirks of newer generations, which is the reason why he sought Dr. Garaki's medical research. He also mentions having frequent nightmares where the consciousnesses of the people he stole Quirks from appear before him.

Shortly before the Kamino Incident, his Quirk was duplicated by Doctor Garaki and the original version of it was given to Tomura, while All For One kept the copied version.[14] A conscious vestige of All For One remains within the original Quirk and has the capabilities of overriding Tomura's will and control his body, though it is currently unaware how much of a connection the vestige and original All For One have to each other.

All For One has stolen a wide variety of Quirks with his ability, including:

  • Search (サーチ Sāchi?): All For One stole this Quirk from Ragdoll. With this Quirk, he can observe and monitor up to a hundred people at a time, including their location and weak points. In addition to Infrared, this Quirk makes up for All for One's blindness.
  • Warping ( (てん) (そう) Tensō?): All For One can produce a black liquid that acts as a portal, similar in nature to Kurogiri's Warp Gate. It appears he can use this Quirk on a large scale as he produces multiple black liquid portals that transport dozens of Nomu to the League of Villains' hideout. This Quirk, however, has many limitations: it is not a coordinate-based warping and can only warp things to and from his location, and it only works if it is used on someone with whom he has a close relationship.
  • Air Cannon ( (くう) () () () Kūki o Oshidasu?): All For One releases an air shockwave from his arms. This Quirk is further strengthened by its combined usage with Springlike Limbs and several other power-up Quirks.
  • Springlike Limbs ( (きん) (こつ) () () () Kinkotsu Baneka?): This Quirk allows All For One to cock his muscles in order to enhance his physical strength, and can also be used to augment other Quirks, like Air Cannon.
  • Kinetic Booster ( (しゅん) (ぱつ) (りょく) Shunpatsuryoku?): This unnamed Quirk seemingly increases the amount of kinetic energy All For One creates and releases. All For One has four copies of this Quirk.
  • Muscle Augmentation ( (きん) (にく) (ぞう) (きょう) Kin'niku Zōkyō?): This Quirk allows All For One to augment the power of his muscles, changing their appearance.
  • Strength Enhancer ( (りょ) (りょく) (ぞう) (きょう) Ryoryoku Zōkyō?): The unnamed Quirk seemingly enhances All For One's physical strength. All For One has three copies of this Quirk.
  • Rivet Stab (鋲突 Byōtotsu?): All For One transforms his fingers into black tendrils that have red prominent cracked lines that extend from the users' fingers, although they can also emerge from other parts of the body such as the spine. These appendages can easily pierce bodies, however, the user may choose whether to wound the target or not, as seen when All For One used it with Forced Quirk Activation, without harming the target.
  • Forced Quirk Activation ( () (せい) (きょう) (せい) (はつ) (どう) Kosei Kyōsei Hatsudō?): All For One can activate a target's Quirk against their will, whether they are conscious or not. All For One has used this Quirk in combination with Rivet Stab.
  • Impact Recoil ( (しょう) (げき) (はん) (てん) Shōgeki Hanten?): This Quirk seemingly enables All For One to completely reflect the impact of an attack back to the attacker.
  • Infrared ( (せき) (がい) (せん) Sekigaisen?): This Quirk allows All For One to sense his surroundings using infrared senses. He uses this Quirk to compensate for his blindness. However, the amount that he is able to sense is very limited.[13]
  • Multiplier ( (ぞう) (しょく) Zōshoku?): This Quirk seemingly multiplies the number of All For One's arms.[17]
  • Hypertrophy ( () (だい) () Hidaika?): This Quirk seemingly enlarges All For One's Arm.[17]
  • Rivet ( (びょう) Byō?): This Quirk possibly generates rivet-like growths on All For One's arm.[17]
  • Radio Waves ( (でん) () Denpa?): All For One can disrupt radio waves and cause communicators to malfunction.
  • Spearlike Bones ( (そう) (こつ) Sōkotsu?): This Quirk generates drill-like bone structures on All For One's arm.[17]
  • Transforming Arms ( (へん) (よう) する (うで) Hen'yō Suru Ude?): This Quirk allows the All For One to shapeshift his arms.
  • Life Force ( (せっ) (せい) Sessei?): This Quirk was given to him by Doctor Garaki, and has allowed him to possess supernatural longevity in lifespan.
  • Super Regeneration ( (ちょう) (さい) (せい) Chōsaisei?): This Quirk enables rapid physical regeneration, however, it does not work for cicatrized injuries.
  • Unnamed EMP Quirk: This Quirk allows All For One the ability to generate electromagnetic pulses, which are able to shut down the power and communications within an area.[15]
  • Unnamed Telekinesis Quirk: This Quirk allows All For One the ability to levitate objects with his hand. He used it to levitate his medical device once freed from Tartarus.[15]
  • Unnamed Self-Destruct Quirk: This Quirk makes the user self-destruct in a big explosion.
  • Unnamed Hardening Quirk: Stolen from a fighter in the Underground Masquerade.

Former Quirks

Quirks obtained via All For One and then passed onto others:

  • Power Stockpiling: An unnamed Quirk which allowed All For One to stockpile power. He gave it to his younger brother, causing it to merge with his Quirk and create the Quirk One For All.
  • Overclock (オーバークロック Ōbākurokku?): This Quirk was stolen from O'Clock and given to Number 6, allowing the latter to stimulate his brain's perception of information, granting him enhanced speed, reflexes, and an improvement to his healing factor.
  • Air Walk (エアウォーク Eawōku?): This Quirk is capable of allowing the user to levitate in mid-air. This Quirk was given to Lady Nagant.[17][18]
  • Several unnamed Quirks: All For One transferred several Quirks to fighters in the Underground Masquerade including: an electricity-based power, beast-like traits, making the user turtle-like with a spiked shell and cannon on their back, granting the user wings in place of arms, giving the user arm-scythes, making the user wolf-like, a strength enhancer, and a reptilian transformation.

It is also possible that he possessed some, if not all, of the Quirks possessed by his Nomu, as well as Gigantomachia's additional Quirks.

Super Moves

  • Ultimate Quirk Combination: All For One utilizes the strongest combination of Quirk that he currently holds inside his body to greatly enhance his right arm, combining Springlike Limbs, Multiplier, Hypertrophy, Rivets, Air Walk, and Spearlike Bones, as well as four Kinetic Booster Quirks and three Strength Enhancer Quirks. This combination of Quirks is what All For One attempted to use in order to kill All Might. He even added Impact Recoil onto this combination to better his chances of defeating All Might.

Stats

Power
 
?/5 ?
Speed
 
?/5 ?
Technique
 
?/5 ?
Intelligence
 
6/5 S
Cooperativeness
 
?/5 ?
All For One's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
6/6 S+
Speed
 
6/6 S+
Technique
 
6/6 S+
Intelligence
 
6/6 S+
Evil
 
6/6 S+
All For One's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Breathing Mask: All For One suffered serious damage in his battle against All Might and now has trouble breathing. He wears this mask to compensate.

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Entrance Exam Arc
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Mentioned
2. Roaring Muscles Absent
3. Entrance Exam Absent
4. Starting Line Absent
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Absent
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Absent
21. In Each of Our Hearts Voice
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
26. Chase Down the Leader Absent
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Absent
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Appears
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Ida Absent
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Voice
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Voice
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Mentioned
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Debut
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Absent
61. The Worst Combo Absent
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Absent
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Absent
68. Encounter Mentioned
69. Interview with Midoriya Mentioned
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Mentioned
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Mentioned
88. All for One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Appears
93. One For All's Ember Appears
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Fantasy
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Flashback
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Mentioned
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Mentioned
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Appears
116. Meeting in Tartarus Appears
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Flashback
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Flashback
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Mentioned
131. Fighting Fate Mentioned
132. The Plan Mentioned
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Mentioned
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Mentioned
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Flashback
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Fantasy
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Absent
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Absent
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Flashback
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Mentioned
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Mentioned
192. The Todoroki Family Vision
193. Vestiges Vision
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Mentioned
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand when It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Appears
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Mentioned
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Mentioned
220. My Villain Academia Mentioned
221. Memento from All For One Voice
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Flashback
223. Cockroaches Mentioned
224. Revival Party Mentioned
225. Interview with a Vampire Mentioned
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Mentioned
231. Path Mentioned
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Flashback
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Mentioned
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Flashback
238. Liberation Mentioned
239. Successor Flashback
240. Power Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Mentioned
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Flashback
255. Hero Hopeful Flashback
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Flashback
258. Friends Mentioned
259. A Quiet Beginning Mentioned
260. Life's Work Mentioned
261. High-Ends Flashback
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Mentioned
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Appears
270. Inheritance Vision
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Mentioned
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Appears
277. Who...? Flashback
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Mentioned
281. Plus Ultra Mentioned
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Mentioned
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Vision
286. The Ones Within Us Vision
287. Mistake Vision
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Voice
290. Dabi's Dance Vision
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Fantasy
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Appears
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Absent
303. Top Three Mentioned
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Flashback
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Flashback
306. The Final Act Begins Mentioned
Villain Hunt Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Mentioned
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Mentioned
310. Masters and Pupil Mentioned
311. Here We Go!! Flashback
312. Hired Gun Flashback
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Mentioned
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Mentioned
315. Platitudes Appears
316. Your Turn Screen
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Flashback
318. Reckless Flashback
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Mentioned
321. From Class A to One For All Mentioned

Anime Appearances

Appearances
Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Mentioned
3. Roaring Muscles Absent
4. Start Line Absent
5. What I Can Do for Now Absent
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Absent
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Absent
8. Bakugo's Start Line Absent
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Absent
10. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
11. Game Over Absent
12. All Might Mentioned
13. In Each of Our Hearts Voice
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
15. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Absent
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Absent
19. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
20. Victory or Defeat Absent
21. Battle on, Challengers! Absent
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Debut
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
24. Fight on, Ida Absent
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
26. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Voice
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Mentioned
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Voice
30. Climax Absent
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Mentioned
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
34. Gear up for Final Exams Mentioned
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Absent
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
38. Encounter Appears
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Mentioned
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Appears
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Flashback
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Mentioned
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Absent
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Mentioned
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Appears
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Flashback
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets... Absent
67. Fighting Fate Mentioned
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Flashback
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Mentioned
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Mentioned
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Flashback
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Absent
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Screen
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Flashback
88. His Start Vision
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Vision
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Flashback
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Appears
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Mentioned
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Flashback
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Absent
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Absent
68. I'd Better Not Lose Absent
69. Hero on the Scene Absent
70. True Self Absent
71. Thanks for the Guidance Absent
72. Searching for You Absent
73. The Queen Descends Absent
74. After the Storm Absent
75. Letter Flashback
76. Deadly Weapon Absent
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Absent
79. Inferno Number Two Absent
80. Who's That, Now? Absent
81. Bee My Pop Absent
82. High-Speed Hero II Absent
83. Criminal in the Midst Absent
84. Hero's Dreams Absent
85. Cross-Examination Absent
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Masked Fighting Tournament Absent
87. RAP RAP RAP Absent
88. Hide Head, Don't Hide Ears Voice
89. Brawl! Tiger Bunny Appears
90. Team-Up in the Underground Debut
91. Running Plan B Appears
92. Might Signal Appears
93. Three Second Offense and Defense Appears
94. Rhizomes Flashback
94.5. Tanuma Report Absent

Trivia

  • All For One's surname contains the kanji for "death" ( shi?), "handle, grip" ( gara?) and "tree" ( ki?).
  • All For One's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 49th in the second Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 69th in the fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 40th in the fifth Popularity Poll.
  • All For One's black, ornate mask and life-support system were possibly inspired by the character of Darth Vader, the iconic antagonist of the first Star Wars trilogy and recurring element of the franchise as a whole.
    • While the black skull-like shape comes from the Batman villain Black Mask.
    • He also resembles the Superman villain Ultra-Humanite, one of the first recurring villains in comics with a genius intellect and the ability to transfer his mind into other beings, as he does when his Quirk becomes transferred into Tomura.
  • All For One is one of the oldest known individual in the series, predating generations of users of One For All and their associates, such as the elderly Gran Torino, though it's unclear whether he's older than Doctor Garaki.
  • All For One has the second most Quirks in the series with Tomura having one more Quirk than him.
  • All For One is a dark parallel to All Might.
    • All For One had once been Japan's worst villain, just like All Might was Japan's greatest hero. This is further emphasized by All For One bearing the epithet "Symbol of Evil", contrasting with All Might's epithet "Symbol of Peace".
    • Both also passed on their respective Quirks All For One and One For All to their successors, with the intention of them improving their usage and taking up their former titles as the "Symbol of Peace" and "Symbol of Evil", though All For One still has a copy of his Quirk.
  • All For One's relationship with Tomura is a dark mirror to All Might's relationship with Izuku. Like All Might, All For One believes that Tomura will not only become a great successor of the League of Villains, but a great villain in general. He also acknowledges Tomura's childish nature, leaving room for him to teach him how to become a villain. He also shows a caring side for him, as he assured that Tomura will always be able to learn from his failures.
    • Because of this, Tomura looks up to All For One as his ideal mentor and inspirational figure, like how Izuku looks up to All Might.
    • Despite his childlike behavior, it seems to be implied that All For One admires Tomura's personality in an odd way, similar to All Might's own admiration of Izuku's personality. When he defeated Best Jeanist, he refuses to take away his Quirk, as he believes that "it wouldn't fit Tomura's personality".
    • The biggest difference between the two is that while All Might truly wants Izuku Midoriya to be his successor. All For One, however, has selfish reasons for grooming Tomura as his successor. Over the decades, All For One found it increasingly burdensome to store Quirks due to the Quirk singularity and his body was extremely damaged following his first battle with All Might, and thus needed a more superior and healthy body to properly contain advanced Quirks and regain his strength. That was the reason he had Tomura undergo the body augmentation surgery and transplanted the original All For One Quirk onto him, so that he could take over the younger villain's body. The other reason was that Tomura's hatred would theoretically allow All For One steal One For All, which would have otherwise been impossible.
  • While he was imprisoned in Tartarus, his prisoner id number was 1541.

Quotes

  • (To Doctor Ujiko, in regards to Tomura) "I know that boy will rise to the occasion. He was born twisted. So enjoy it while you can, All Might... This transient peace of yours!"[1]
  • (To Tomura about the League of Villains and Katsuki Bakugo) "You've failed again, Tomura. But you mustn't lose heart. There will be more chances to set things right. That's why I've brought along your little band. And the boy... because you determined that he is an important pawn. So go and try again. That's what I'm here to help you to do. It's... all... for you."[19]
  • (To Nana) "Thank you truly, for this amusing farce."[20]
  • (To Tomura) "Heart is power, and the more fiercely he embraces that source in his heart, the more my consciousness takes hold in our little symbiotic relationship. Never let that hatred die, Tomura."[21]
  • (To himself) "Why do they assume tomorrow will come for them? No, I won't grant them a moment's rest. Because it's my turn now, and my turn will never end."[22]
  • (To the prisoners of Tartarus) "If it's freedom you desire, then submit to me, my brethren. And bear witness, by my side. This impending void era will give rise to a more perfect demon lord. This will be the story of how I became the greatest demon lord of all!"[15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 59 (p. 13-19).
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 90.
  3. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 48.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 184 (p. 9) and Episode 87.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 193 (p. 6) and Episode 90.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 237 (p. 5).
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 91 (p. 9).
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 287.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 311.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 316.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 257.
  12. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 94.
  13. 13.0 13.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 94 (p. 16).
  14. 14.0 14.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 297.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 305.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 93 (p. 11).
  18. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 312.
  19. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 89 (p. 14-15).
  20. My Hero Academia Manga: Volume Origin, All Might Rising (p. 3).
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 295.
  22. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 296.

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