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Both this sham-filled society... and the criminals who wield their power in the name of petty mischief... are targets of my purge... All for the sake of a better society...
Chizome Akaguro in "Conclusion?!"

Chizome Akaguro ( (あか) (ぐろ) () (ぞめ) Akaguro Chizome?), also known as Hero Killer: Stain (ヒーロー (ごろ) しステイン Hīrō Goroshi Sutein?), and formerly Stendhal (スタンダール Sutandāru?), was a villain and former vigilante that was notorious for having killed many Pro Heroes. He is the main antagonist in the titular Vs. Hero Killer Arc.

Chizome was imprisoned in Tartarus, but had escaped alongside most of the other inmates after All For One's attack on the prison.[3] During the Final War, Stain sided with the heroes against All For One.[4]


Chizome was an intimidating, muscular man who walked with a distinct hunch and had a flat, somewhat triangular face without a nose, which he removed himself, and an extraordinarily long tongue tainted with numerous small papillae. He had long black hair, which he wears messily; it would drape over his face if not for his headband and mask. He had small red eyes (white in the manga) with tiny irises.

Chizome sported a dark combat suit, plated with metal armor across his body to holster his weapons. The torso was sleeveless, so he wrapped his arms in yellow bandages from just below his shoulders to his wrists. Chizome also wore long black wristbands and a watch on his left arm, and his knees were protected with metal pads; black boots with steel armor and spikes completing the costume. He always donned his signature blood-red scarf, matching headband, and the tattered cloth he wore around his face as a mask.

After being freed from Tartarus by All For One and returning to society alone, Stain had donned a white jacket with oversized sleeves. His forearms were wrapped with bandages, and he wore red gloves, dark navy blue pants, red metal pads around his knees, and black boots with white pads. He had two belts, one black worn diagonally on his torso where he held an old katana, and the other red worn around his waist holding what appears to be a small machete. His face was covered with a tattered cloth, leaving a part of his hair visible, which was tied into a ponytail.

As Stendhal, his hair was even longer and less messy than it is currently and was tied into a neat ponytail. He wore black and red clothing that looked similar to bulletproof clothing and had six small folding knives, three on the right side and three on the left side, with two pairs of pockets beneath them, but his most striking feature was his mask, which completely covered his face.



Stain intimidates Izuku

Stain's frightening intensity.

Stain was a cruel, unforgiving, and merciless man with a sense of duty to cleanse society of false heroes. He believed that those who become Heroes for fame or money are unworthy of being called the name and only All Might is a true hero. Due to his strong ideology, he took it upon himself to become the Hero Killer: Stain to stain his own hands with blood to purge fake heroes and change the current society.

Stain did not wish to kill those not targets for his cause, and he disliked needless bloodshed, thus explaining why he came to blows with Tomura Shigaraki. He was reluctant to attack Tenya Ida before the hero-in-training provoked him. Stain even told Tenya the essential traits of a hero in contrast to those who desire to use their Quirks in selfish ways, such as Tenya seeking him out to avenge his brother. Stain spared Izuku Midoriya because he shows the characteristics of a true hero: strength and capability, as well as an innate sense of doing what's right. Stain believed heavily in creeds and convictions, stating that they are needed to accomplish anything and that people are weak and will eventually die without them. The Hero Killer even spared Tomura upon noting the seed of a warped conviction within him and their similar goals of destroying the status quo despite the radical difference in their final goals.

Despite his extremist views and beliefs, Stain did have genuine ideals about heroism, which he stood by firmly. He did not hesitate to save people he deemed worthy of being called Heroes, did not like killing without reason, and would even give advice to his enemies. Stain acknowledged that what he did was morally wrong but believed that for society to be put on the right path, someone must be what he was, suggesting that he saw himself as a martyr. This self-righteousness is further supported when he tells the now-retired All Might to come and end his life while saying beforehand that he would only allow All Might to kill him, indicating that he wanted to die at the hands of a true hero.

Stain's bloodlust

The Hero Killer's malefic aura.

Stain's conviction gave him an incredibly murderous aura and bloodlust that paralyzed several heroes in fear. It gave him enough confidence to challenge several Pro Heroes simultaneously, even after sustaining significant injuries.

Despite being a Villain and serial murderer, Stain was willing to aid the Heroes in combating more significant threats. This collaborative aspect is shown during the Tartarus prison break, where he didn't join All For One's forces and instead collected information on the escapees while vowing to a dying guard that the data he took would end up in the hands of the right people. While he refused to acknowledge All Might in his skinny and emaciated form, Stain still recognized him as the hero everyone admired, revealing that he never admired All Might for his power but because he kept smiling and did everything he could to help people. Stain also said that he knows of All Might's great legacy and claims that those who carry on his will shall continue to fight for justice.

Much later, Stain went a step further by aiding All Might in his final battle against All For One, showing his willingness to aid the hero he genuinely looked up to. Even after being heavily injured and moments away from death at the hands of All For One, Stain confessed that it was All Might who taught him what being a hero truly meant, going as far as to refer to All Might as his everything. In his final moments, Stain merely smiled and held out his arms in support of All Might, encouraging the hero to live on and win.

As Stendhal, Chizome believed that any who "wielded power without conviction" were automatically sinners deserving of death and used this belief to justify his actions as heroic instead of hypocritical. That said, he was perfectly willing to work alongside villains like Kuin Hachisuka as a means to an end, justifying that there was value in villains seeking to exterminate other villains. Even so, he also had a sense of common ground and respect for other vigilantes, such as saving Koichi Haimawari from an Instant Villain and identifying with Knuckleduster, believing that the latter and he were on the same path of fighting for justice. Despite this, however, he was willing to fight and kill them if they opposed him.

Stendhal also appeared to suffer from a split-personality disorder that caused him to view his vigilante and civilian identities as two separate entities (his mental change was signified by whether or not he was wearing his mask at the time), with him considering Stendhal as something more significant than him. However, his confrontation with Knuckleduster caused him to change his beliefs and start thinking that those who are not "true heroes" are the reason for society's problems.


Stain overpowers Shigaraki

Stain's abilities allowed him to easily overpower Tomura Shigaraki of the League of Villains.

Overall Abilities: Stain was an extremely dangerous villain who had claimed more lives than any other since All Might's debut. Stain's aptitude allowed him to murder 17 known Pro Heroes and cripple 24 others to the point of being unable to recover fully. Stain displayed creativity and mastery over his fighting style. He was able to deal with both close and long-ranged opponents through misdirection, aggression, prediction, and use of the environment. His battle prowess allowed him to overwhelm his targets in armed combat and compensate for his Quirk's restrictive activation cost.

Stain defeated and critically injured Ingenium, a Pro Hero with above-average formidability and high fortitude, who had attempted to apprehend the former vigilante. This spectacle left Tensei as a paraplegic, Stain's 24th disabled victim, and the last Pro Hero that the Hero Killer had defeated. Stain's reputation and abilities garnered the attention of Tomura Shigaraki, who attempted to recruit the Hero Killer into the League of Villains. After Stain refused to join the Villain Alliance, Tomura and Kurogiri engaged him, but the swordsman quickly overpowered the formidable pair.

While in Hosu City, Stain attempted to kill the Pro Hero Native, but was faced with Tenya Ida, and was able to incapacitate the new Ingenium, primarily due to the U.A. student being vengeance-driven over the Hero Killer crippling Tensei, Tenya's older brother. Stain almost killed Tenya had it not been for the timely arrival of Izuku Midoriya, who was searching for Tenya. Even though Izuku's new abilities took Stain by surprise, the ex-vigilante could still blindside him with his Quirk, Bloodcurdle, but, seeing Izuku as a true hero, he decided not to kill the latter. After Stain paralyzed Izuku, he attempted to kill Tenya and Native again, but his crusade was interrupted due to the additional appearance of Shoto Todoroki.

Stain kills Nomu

Despite being incapacitated, Stain was able to swiftly kill the Winged Nomu, and save Izuku Midoriya from the creature's grasp.

Stain found it more challenging to handle Shoto than Izuku, Tenya, and Native, primarily due to the heterochromatic using his fire and ice interchangeably. This drawn-out confrontation caused the effects of Bloodcurdle to wear off for Izuku, giving the One For All inheritor a chance to join the fight, resulting in Izuku and Shoto tag-teaming to oppose the Hero Killer. Tenya also found himself free from his paralysis, and with him jumping into the fray as well, having purged himself of his desire for revenge, Stain found himself grossly outnumbered, three-to-one, and nearly overpowered.

According to Izuku, Stain's tenacity completely changed his movements after getting desperate to kill Tenya before reinforcements arrived. Overall, it took the combined efforts of Izuku, Shoto, and Tenya, 3 of U.A. High School's strongest students, to finally defeat Stain. After the battle, Shoto commented on Stain being a strong combatant who likely allowed him and Izuku to live. When the Winged Nomu arrived on the scene and captured Izuku, Stain broke free of his restraints and displayed that, even after being beaten and incapacitated, he was still more than capable of immobilizing and killing the artificial human, saving Izuku as a result.

During the Final War, following the Tartarus prison break, Stain used his Bloodcurdle Quirk to immobilize the rewound All for One and attempt to decapitate the Symbol of Evil before the latter altered his blood type to escape paralysis. Consequently, Stain was quickly overpowered by All For One, who then proceeded to kill and depower the vigilante for good.

  • Immense Speed: Stain's most notable ability was his unmatched speed. He evaded Tenya's high-speed kick when they first clashed and partially blocked Tenya's "Recipro Burst" during the ensuing battle, and Tenya is revered as U.A.'s fastest student. Due to the Hero Killer's formidable reaction time, Shoto Todoroki could not land a single strike on Stain, even using fire and ice attacks. Shoto mentioned that Stain is so fast that he could not even consider running away as an option. Despite Stain's incredible speed, however, he was unable to evade the combined, high-speed assault from Tenya's "Recipro Extend" and Izuku's Full Cowl that was used in tandem with a 5% "Detroit Smash", though Shoto claims this was partly due to Stain getting desperate knowing several pros would soon be arriving on the scene.
  • Enhanced Strength: Stain had considerable strength, as it was enough to slice through many of Shoto's ice attacks cleanly.
  • Immense Stamina: Stain had a high pain threshold, as shown when he takes a direct blow from Izuku's 5% Detroit Smash to the head and remains primarily unfazed. After battling against the trio of U.A. Students and killing the Winged Nomu, it was revealed that Stain's lungs were perforated by his broken ribs, but he could remain standing even after falling unconscious. Stain was also capable of swimming from Tartarus back to the mainland. After being thrown through several city blocks by All For One's additional appendage, Stain remained conscious long enough to give his final encouragement to All Might before meeting his end and losing his Quirk.
  • Enhanced Smell: Despite his mutilated nose, Stain had an extremely keen sense of smell. While confronting All Might in Kamino he was able to memorize the retired hero's scent while in close proximity with him. Later on, during All Might's final battle against All For One, after smelling some stray blood from the fight, he was able to tell through his nose that the blood was All For One's and not All Might's.[5]

Tactical Intellect: Stain is shown to possess some analytical skills. Stain noticed all the chaos caused in Hosu City and correctly deduced that Tomura Shigaraki and the League of Villains were behind the attack. While engaged in a battle against Shoto, Stain pointed out that the hero relied too much on the destructive power of Half-Cold Half-Hot Quirk, making him predictable and easy to exploit in battle. Stain also carried a spare hidden knife to surprise his opponents should the Hero Killer have been deprived of his weapons.

Indomitable Will: Stain's ridiculous force of will seems to impact the psyches of others, even during combat substantially. He was able to paralyze several top heroes, including a seasoned veteran like Gran Torino and the No. 2 (now No. 1) Hero Endeavor, with fear despite having suffered severe injuries. He also forced many heroes to reconsider their actions and beliefs, even during combat. Even after his capture, footage of his speech to the heroes inspired many criminals and vigilantes into action bolstering the ranks of the League of Villains considerably.

Former Quirk[]

Bloodcurdle ( (ぎょう) (けつ) Gyōketsu?): Chizome's Quirk allows him to paralyze his target upon tasting a sample of their blood. The amount of time a victim remains paralyzed depends on their blood type; in ascending order from shortest to longest duration, they are: O, A, AB, and B. The maximum amount of time that anyone can be paralyzed is eight minutes.

The Quirk was taken by All For One at the same time as his death.[5]


3/5 C
6/5 S
5/5 A
3/5 C
1/5 E
Chizome's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

4/6 B
5/6 A
5/6 A
4/6 B
5/6 A
Chizome's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

4/6 B
5/6 A
5/6 A
4/6 B
Faith in All Might
6/6 S+
Chizome's stats, according to Hawks' Villain Report


Stains weapons

Stain's weapon arsenal.

Weapon Arsenal: Before being arrested, Stain carried various weapons with him:

  • A worn and partially damaged katana.
  • Five daggers.
  • Throwing knives.
  • Toe-spiked boots.
  • Folding knives.

After escaping from Tartarus, he made with fewer weapons:

  • A worn katana.
  • A small machete.
  • Throwing knives.

Glider: A transportation device that allows him to fly through the air. He used it to fly above the battlefields during the Final War, and to reach All Might's location to aid him.[6]

Battles & Events[]

Chapter Appearances[]

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 Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Ida Debut
42. Final-Match Time Appears
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 Fantasy
47. Struggling Appears
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
50. Kill 'Em Dead Appears
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Appears
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Appears
53. From Todoroki to Ida Appears
54. Re: Ingenium Appears
55. Conclusion?! Appears
56. Conclusion Appears
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Pictured
58. Internship's End Mentioned
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Flashback
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Mentioned
61. The Worst Combo Absent
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Flashback
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Mentioned
64. The Task at Hand Absent
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Mentioned
68. Encounter Mentioned
69. Interview with Midoriya Flashback
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Mentioned
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Mentioned
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Flashback
81. Roaring Upheaval Mentioned
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Mentioned
86. Before the Storm Absent
87. Clash Absent
88. All For One Mentioned
89. All for a Certain One Absent
90. Reach Out Absent
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
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 Mentioned
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Mentioned
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Mentioned
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
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 Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Mentioned
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 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Mentioned
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
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 Mentioned
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Flashback
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 Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Mentioned
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
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 Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Know 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 Flashback
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
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 Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Mentioned
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Mentioned
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
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 Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Flashback
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Mentioned
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Mentioned
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Appears
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
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 Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Flashback
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Appears
318. Reckless Absent
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Flashback
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
323. That Single Step Absent
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
325. The Bonds of One For All Absent
326. Who Are You Really? Appears
327. Rest!! Pictured
328. No Man Is an Island Flashback
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Fantasy
330. Me and Myself Absent
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Absent
334. Parting Gift Absent
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Absent
344. Stars Absent
345. Division Absent
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Absent
347. Inflation Absent
348. Unrequited Absent
349. Battle Flame Absent
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Absent
353. Endeavor Absent
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Mentioned
355. Extras Absent
356. Regarding the Enemy Absent
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Absent
359. Place of Learning Absent
360. Despite It All... Absent
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Absent
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Absent
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Flashback
366. Full Moon Absent
367. Deku vs. All For One Absent
368. Rev Up, One For All Absent
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Absent
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Absent
375. Chaotic Confusion Absent
376. On Knife's Edge Absent
377. The Chain Thus Far Absent
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Absent
379. Hopes Absent
380. A Skosh Absent
381. Dark Absent
382. Don't Let Him Go Absent
383. Meek Spirits Absent
384. It's a Small World Absent
385. The Impulses of Youth Appears
386. I AM HERE Appears
387. Congealing Absent
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Absent
391. Rejecting the World Absent
392. Villain Name Absent
393. A Girl's Ego Absent
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Absent
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Absent
396. Battle Without A Quirk Absent
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Flashback
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Appears
401. The Lunatic Death
402. The Tearful Days Absent
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Absent
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Absent
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Absent
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Absent
410. Farewell, All For One!! Absent
411. History's Greatest Villain Absent
412. History's Maddest Hero Absent
413. Leaden Mass Absent
414. Overlay Mentioned
415. Rejection Absent
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Absent
417. Shimura Flashback
418. Meek Spirits Absent
419. Design Absent
420. From Aizawa Absent
421. We Are Here Absent
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Absent
423. One For All vs. All For One Absent
424. Epilogue Absent

Anime Appearances[]

Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Absent
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 Absent
13. In Each of Our Hearts Shadow
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 Absent
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
24. Fight on, Ida Debut
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
26. Time to Pick Some Names Fantasy
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Appears
30. Climax Appears
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Screen
32. Everyone's Internships Mentioned
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Flashback
34. Gear up for Final Exams Mentioned
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Mentioned
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Flashback
38. Encounter Flashback
Season 3
39. Game Start Flashback
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Mentioned
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Mentioned
44. Roaring Upheaval Pictured
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Mentioned
47. All For One Mentioned
48. Symbol of Peace Absent
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Flashback
53. The Test Fantasy
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Pictured
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Flashback
65. Overhaul Flashback
66. Boy Meets... Flashback
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Mentioned
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Mentioned
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Mentioned
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
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 Flashback
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 Mentioned
88. His Start Absent
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Absent
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Flashback
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Mentioned
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Flashback
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Mentioned
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Absent
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
116. One's Justice Absent
117. Inheritance Absent
118. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
119. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
120. Disaster Walker Absent
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Absent
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
123. The Ones Within Us Flashback
124. Dabi's Dance Absent
125. Threads of Hope Absent
126. Final Performance Flashback
127. Hellish Hell Absent
128. Tartarus Appears
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Absent
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Flashback
132. Full Power!! Absent
133. Hired Gun Absent
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
135. Friend Appears
136. Deku vs. Class A Flashback
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Flashback
138. No Man Is an Island Appears
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Fantasy
140. Specter Absent
141. Villain Absent
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Absent
143. Let You Down Fantasy
144. Division Absent
145. Inflation Absent
146. Two Flashfires Absent
147. Extras Mentioned
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances[]

Stendhal Arc
9. Judgment Debut
9.5. Mask Appears
10. Scream Appears
11. Crossing Lines Appears
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Fantasy
30. Cooperation Request Absent
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Absent
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Absent
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Absent
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Absent
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Absent
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Underground Fighting Tournament Absent
87. Rap Rap Rap Absent
88. Hidden Face, Bare Ears Absent
89. Super-Smashing Tiger Bunny! Absent
90. Team-Up in the Underground Absent
91. Dash Ahead to Plan B Absent
92. Might Signal Absent
93. Three-Second-Back-and-Forth Absent
94. Underground Roots Absent
94.5. Tanuma Report Pictured
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Absent
96. Negotiations Absent
97. Pursuers Absent
98. Intentional Persuasion Technique Absent
99. Faceless Invasion Absent
100. Detonate! Absent
101. Soar into the Night Absent
102. Intruder Absent
103. Should've Aimed for the Head Absent
104. This Face Absent
105. Commence Operation Escape Absent
106. Crawler Chase Absent
107. Hundred-Hit Rush Absent
108. Things That Live in the Abyss Absent
109. Encirclement Absent
110. Careless Absent
111. Return of the Fist Absent
112. The Ends to Miscalculation Absent
113. The Worst Villain Absent
114. Dogfight Absent
115. Conclusion to Power Absent
116. The Final Lesson Absent
117. The Absolute Worst One Absent
118. Golden Age Absent
119. That's Why I'm... Absent
120. Rootin' For Ya! Absent
121. Reinforcements Arrive Absent
122. One-Two Finish Absent
123. Bye Bye, Hero Absent
124. Forever Absent
125. Each of Our Futures Absent
126. The Skycrawler Rising Appears


Chizome Prototype

Chizome's prototype design.

  • In his first sketches, Stain had shorter hair, his headband was smaller, and he wore a belt with pockets on his sides. He did not have his wristbands, his neck was covered with ribbons and he carried more weapons. He also had tube equipment connected from his throat to his mouth, possibly to assist him with blood ingestion for his Quirk activation.
    • The tube equipment idea may have been reused for Himiko Toga, who utilizes similar equipment for quick blood absorption.
  • Stain's dark outfit, choice of weapons and violent ideology are most likely derived from the comic book anti-heroes of the 90s, a trend galvanized primarily by creators like Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane. His mainly black costume and long, flowing, tattered red scarf are particularly reminiscent of the McFarlane character Spawn.
  • Stain's design, bandanna, samurai equipment, and perhaps even his lack of a nose may have possibly been inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, given that they debuted in a comic with a much darker tone than what they are known for today.
    • Interestingly, Spinner, his admirer, has a similar appearance, furthered with his green skin, reptile attributes, and wild teenage motivations.
  • Chizome's personality and premise are very similar to the Marvel anti-hero Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. Both are seasoned warriors (Chizome a vigilante, Frank a Vietnam War veteran) who resort to murder to act upon their absolutist ideals of "justice", both with a strict moral code conducting their actions that separates them from outright villainy (The Punisher only kills criminals, while Chizome only kills corrupt heroes). Chizome is also similar to Billy Butcher, the secondary protagonist-turned final villain in the controversial comic book series The Boys.
  • Chizome's surname contains the kanji for "red" ( aka?) and "black" ( guro?), and his first name contains "blood" ( chi?) and "stain" ( zome?).
    • Chizome's Vigilante name, "Stendhal", is likely a reference to Marie-Henri Beyle, a 19th-century French writer who is better known by his pen name "Stendhal". His most known novel, The Red and the Black, may have also been what inspired Chizome's surname.
  • Stain's Japanese voice actor, Go Inoue, also voices Daikaku Miyagi.
  • The glider device that Stain uses during Final War resembles Green Goblin's glider machine in terms of shape and purposes.


  • (To Tomura) "To truly accomplish anything... one needs will and conviction. Those without it... the weak ones.. They'll be weeded out. It's only natural. That's why you're about to die."[7]
  • (To Kurogiri) "Hero is a title reserved for those who perform truly great feats! Too many are undeserving... Just money worshipers playing hero! Until this society wakes up and rectifies itself... I will continue to do my work."[8]
  • (To Tenya) "Forget about yourself for a second and try saving others. Don't wield your power for your own sake. Because getting trapped by your own hate and acting out of pure self-interest... makes you the furthest thing from a hero."[9]
  • (To himself) "Both this sham-filled society... and the criminals who wield their power in the name of petty mischief... are targets of my purge... All for the sake of a better society..."[10]
  • (To various heroes and U.A. students) "If I don't fix it... if someone isn't... stained with blood...! If heroes aren't restored...!! Come! Just try me... you fakes! The only one allowed to kill me is... All Might, a true hero!!"[11]
  • (To Toshinori Yagi) "The flickering ember he left behind... is nurtured by those select few, who succumb neither to chilling rain nor howling wind! Until the ember grows anew into a roaring blaze. The people must not let that fire die out. No matter how undignified the struggele, they must stoke the flames so long as they draw breath."[12]
  • (Stain's last thoughts) "I never benefitted from higher education. It was you who taught me what a hero is. Live on. Triumph. My everything. My All..."[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jump GIGA Spring 2022: Hawks Villain Report
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 297 and Episode 128.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 400.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 401.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 385.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 49 (p. 11-12).
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 50 (p. 7).
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 51 (p. 13-14).
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 55 (p. 18-19).
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 56 (p. 6-8).
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 326.

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