My Hero Academia Wiki
Advertisement
My Hero Academia Wiki


You must've thought, "As long as I face the future, I can be better!" I can tell you're at a loss for words, so here's the answer! The past never dies! Get it yet!? Y'reap what you sow! Let's tango, you and me—Enji Todoroki!! A dance with your son, here in hell!!
Dabi to Endeavor in "Dabi's Dance"

This article is about Shoto Todoroki's older brother. For the Eight Bullets' member of the Shie Hassaikai, see Toya Setsuno.

Dabi ( () () Dabi?), real name Toya Todoroki ( (とどろき) (とう) () Todoroki Tōya?), is a major antagonist in the My Hero Academia manga and anime series.

He is the eldest son of the Pro Hero Endeavor, driven insane due to his neglectful actions, and becoming a villain to enact revenge. He became affiliated with the League of Villains, a former member of the organization's since disbanded Vanguard Action Squad, and later one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front. Alongside his teammates, he serves as one of the main antagonists in the Forest Training Camp Arc, Pro Hero Arc, and Paranormal Liberation War Arc.

Appearance

Dabi is a fairly tall, pale young man of a slim, somewhat lanky build, described to be in his early twenties. He has white hair with a few red streaks at its crown that spikes upward around his head, hanging low over his eyes, which are thin, turquoise in color, and heavily lidded. Before the reveal of his true identity, his hair was dyed black.

His most striking features are undoubtedly the patches of gnarled, wrinkled, purple skin that cover much of his lower face and neck, all the way down past his collarbone, below his eyes, around his torso, and on his arms and legs due to him losing control of his fire Quirk at a young age and engulfing him in flames. These appear to be attached to the rest of his skin by multiple, crude surgical staples or hoop piercings.

He has several silver cartilage piercings in both ears, and a triple nostril piercing on the right side of his nose. He also seems to be lacking earlobes on both sides of his ears upon closer inspection. In his first appearance, he wears a dark blue jacket with a high, ripped collar, and matching pants, cut off above his ankles, a pair of dark dress shoes on his feet. He also has a plain pale gray, scoop-neck shirt, below which a gray belt with a circular pattern wraps around his waist, a leather satchel attached at the back.

As a child, Toya had a round face and unruly crimson hair that was spiked up in tufts around his head, falling down his forehead in uneven bangs, though due to inheriting his mother's genes, his hair slowly turned white.[4] He also wore a plain gakuran jacket as well. He would usually wear a neutral expression as shown in a few of the photos he was shown in.[5] Due to his premature birth, he was shorter than his two younger siblings, Fuyumi and Natsuo, though it wasn’t until after his growth spurt did Toya become around the same height as them.

After losing control of his Quirk and waking up from three years in comatose, Toya had grown taller and his hair had become spikier, with him now resembling more of his appearance as an adult. Toya’s burn scars were also present, albeit not as severe as they are now and not yet attached to his skin via piercings.[6]

When he joins the Vanguard Action Squad, his look is updated, now consisting of a larger dark blue coat with two large metal cuffs at the end of each elbow-length sleeve, and a white stitch design on each of his shoulders, the hem ripped, extending down to his knees. His shirt and belt stay the same, but he replaces his pants with some larger ones of a darker color, and his shoes with black boots.

Around the time of the formation of the Paranormal Liberation Front, Dabi acquires a new outfit to complete his status as one of the nine lieutenants of the organization. Dabi wears a darkish blue long coat with the same white cuffs similar to his previous one. In addition, he dons a white V-necked shirt with white outlines. His stitches not only extend to his shoulder pads but also the kneecaps of his pants. The only things he retains are his silver belt, black boots, and his dark-colored pants. He also has three buttons on both sides of his coat.

Following the Paranormal Liberation War, Dabi retains his white hair color and his burns have now extended to his hands and cheekbones as a result of overusing his Quirk during his confrontation with Endeavor and Shoto. By the time of the second war, Dabi’s new tattered overcoat, boots, and pants are all white, with bracers on the sleeves and a belt on his waist. His new outfit also lacks a shirt underneath.

As Dabi continues to use his Quirk wildly, his body is burning away even more. The already burned flesh around the right side of his face is beginning to crumble and fall off, leaving him horribly disfigured. A portion of his jaw and teeth, as well as muscles and tendons, are now visible and his burns continue to spread around his face.[7][6]

Gallery

Personality

A young Toya who became obsessed with achieving his father's goal, even when his Quirk threatened his health.

As a child, Toya was very energetic and boisterous, and he wanted to learn as much as he could from his father. Because his father, Enji, had emphasized that he would be the one to surpass All Might since childhood, Toya became obsessed with the goal to fulfill that dream, becoming just as stubborn as his father to become the next number one. This drive to surpass All Might was so great that despite Enji continuously trying to tell him to abandon this goal and focus on something else in life, he refused and continued training, burning himself in the process. Toya described his goal as a fire that his father lit within him that would not go out and that he could not bring himself to ignore, highlighting how his childhood dream went on to become an unhealthy obsession. His mother Rei however, construed that he simply yearned for his father’s acknowledgment and proof that he wasn’t a failure.

Toya’s obsession would go on to make him further unstable, not caring about the damage his Quirk training did to his own body. He also shrugged off concerns from his sister and mother, taking Enji’s words to heart that his younger siblings lived in a different world than him. At one point, Toya even lashed out and attacked his mother and an infant Shoto with his Quirk when his father refused to look at him. Despite this, he wasn’t completely callous towards his family as he showed to have a fairly good relationship with Fuyumi and Natsuo while growing up, and also expressed regret for trying to attack his youngest brother while admitting that he was wrong.

Swearing vengeance against his father, Toya dies and Dabi is born.

After being abandoned by Enji, who became focused on Toya's youngest brother Shoto, Toya went through an existential crisis and would cry out of frustration every night. Nevertheless, he continued to train his Quirk despite the harm it brought him, hoping to surpass Shoto and gain his father’s approval. Toya even cried out of pure happiness when he saw his Quirk evolve and his flames become stronger. When his father didn’t meet with him to see this discovery however, Toya broke down emotionally and lost control of his flames, which ended up nearly burning him to death. Even after surviving and waking up from 3 years in comatose however, Toya still went home and wanted to see his father again, yet also desired to make amends with his family for attacking Shoto and his treatment of them. After seeing that nothing had changed however, and that Enji was still obsessed with training Shoto to become his successor, Toya completely broke, being reminded that all he ever was to his father was a failure. This caused Toya to completely abandon his old self and become Dabi, a murderous villain obsessed with ruining his father's reputation and paying him back for all the suffering he went through.[6]

After renaming himself Dabi, he became a stoic, aloof, confident, and focused individual who rarely shows emotion. While rather crude and violent, he's actually cautious, choosing to retreat when Mirko arrived to aid Endeavor and made sure not to divulge too much information to Hawks about High-End because of the infancy of their relationship.[8] Overall, Dabi is a highly enigmatic individual who trusts no one, preferring to do things alone and in his own way. He also gives off the impression of knowing more about certain people than he lets on.

Dabi's derisive disposition.

Despite his usual expressionless behavior, Dabi finds joy in establishing himself as a villain fighting what he believes to be false heroes, an ideology proposed by his apparent inspiration, Stain. Dabi is dedicated to Stain's mission and desires to destroy superhuman society, sharing his belief that one person with the necessary conviction can do so.[9] He is shown to share Stain's sentiment that heroes are hypocritical and unworthy of their title, but unlike Stain, he does not seem to seek a society with better heroes, believing that true heroes don't exist. Despite his devotion to the Hero Killer's creed, Dabi does many things that Stain would not, such as attacking innocent bystanders and helping the League get revenge against Overhaul, while also being motivated by his own vengeance against Endeavor. In the end, it seems that Dabi is only using Stain's ideals as a cover for his own motives, as well as to justify his crimes against hero society.

Dabi takes pleasure in taunting heroic figures, students, and Pro Heroes alike, sadistically enjoying the pain he inflicts on others, including those he murders.[10] Sometimes, Dabi engages in psychological warfare in order to unnerve whoever his opposition is, while also allowing himself to cool down from his Quirk's effects. Very pragmatic in battle, he is rather savvy about how heroes operate and will exploit their natural tendency to rescue others. He is not afraid of causing collateral destruction, rarely holding back, even if it puts his allies at risk.

Dabi's true maniacal disposition behind his stoic persona.

Dabi is intolerant of most people and can be very derisive, being quite rude and condescending to essentially everybody he interacts with. He insulted Tomura Shigaraki immediately after meeting him and constantly does the same to both his allies and enemies, but doesn't always do it with the intention to be rude. While the League would go on to develop a strong sense of camaraderie, Dabi has remained distant from them for the most part. He has admitted that he doesn't care for Tomura or the rest of the League and that the value he puts on them comes mostly from their ability to bring his ambitions into reality. This selfish way of thinking establishes Dabi as an extreme sociopath.

However, Dabi appears to at least be capable of feeling some remorse. While he had no problem killing the Pro Hero Snatch, the latter's words appear to have resonated with him, implying that Dabi has sympathy for those that have lost family due to villains, as well as the loved ones of those who he has killed. This does not extend to his own family though, as Dabi has frequently contemplated their deaths for the sake of revenge. He is also shown to have certain standards like when he was surprised and disgusted by how the heroes and government were more than willing to bring young students into the Paranormal Liberation War, although he could've just been looking down on them for having to rely on high schoolers. He even displayed some semblance of kindness when he burned down Himiko Toga's old family home while she was feeling distraught over it, though he claims he only did it as a way to twist the knife for the heroes.

Following the reveal of his identity and his broadcast revealing his childhood, Dabi unveils his far more sadistic and unhinged side, expressing a maddened and gleeful expression upon confronting his father and youngest brother. With his sadism and vengeance fully renewed, Dabi is shown to completely relish in any and all pain he can cause Endeavor, which is shown when he attacked Nejire Chan with his Quirk and gloated that another child's future had been burned by Endeavor's flames. His broadcast has also shown his true belief in heroes, which is that they use their good actions to hide and justify all their sins, and use the public's admiration of them to keep it that way. He ridicules his father for believing that he could atone for his past of abusing his family, as well as his attempts to change into a better person, and did the same when revealing Hawks’ father to be a serial criminal who was caught by the Flame Hero. Although, he previously discarded his past name, he resumed taking it after his battle with his father.

Dabi is also aware of his own madness and doesn't seem to be against the idea of suicide if it can kill his father or hurt him more, as shown when Dabi attempts to immolate both himself and Shoto in the War.[11] He also expresses how he can't feel anything anymore, not even towards his family, further cementing Dabi's apathy and showing just how far he has fallen. He later confirms to Shoto that he’s fully intending to go down while taking out Endeavor, knowing that his vengeance would lead him to death from the start, and that killing his father while destroying everything he holds dear will be how he leaves his mark on the world.[6]

Abilities

Dabi fighting on even terms with Geten, one of the Meta Liberation Army's strongest commanders.

Overall Abilities: Having been trained by his father, Endeavor, at a young age, and undergoing rigorous self-training, Dabi has proven to be a powerful villain, being one of the strongest members of the League of Villains' Vanguard Action Squad, as well as its de facto leader. After joining the League, Dabi has killed over thirty people, garnering a reputation as a dangerous criminal and a mass murderer. Dabi has an effective handle on his powerful, yet hazardous Quirk, which not only grants him control over his self-generated blue flames that are stronger than normal flames, due to hating his father, but also proficient wide-range capabilities.

A noteworthy feat is that he was able to survive being completely incinerated by his own flames and spend three years comatose. Kyudai Garaki even found it amazing that Dabi was able to live into adulthood, despite only being given a month to live with his burned and ruined body.[6]

Dabi primarily fights from a distance, shooting fireballs, generating flamethrower attacks, and releasing bursts of fire when at close range. His basic offense is using the brute force of his Quirk to overwhelm his enemies. Defensively, Dabi can burn away attacks and even generate massive walls of fire to surround his targets. With this skill and power, he can incinerate an entire group of opponents in mere seconds. Overall, Dabi has the capacity and ingenuity to contend with a multitude of adversaries who outnumber him.

Dabi overpowering Hawks, the No. 2 Pro Hero.

The immense capabilities of Dabi's Quirk allowed him to repel the Bakugo Escort squad during the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, fight off multiple Meta Liberation Army members and emerge unscathed, as well as extensively fight on par with Geten, one of the MLA's strongest members.[12][13] He even completely overpowered Hawks, the No. 2 Hero, primarily due to pyrokinetic Quirks being a major weakness to Hawks' Fierce Wings. These feats are proven to be even more impressive as Dabi never relied on his Flashfire techniques in any of these encounters.

Dabi's Quirk finesse also enables him to fly and hover in the air much like his father and youngest brother. In the Paranormal Liberation War, Dabi began utilizing his father's Flashfire Fist techniques in combat and was not only able to instantly burn through Best Jeanist's Carbon Fibers, but effortlessly dominated Shoto (also using Flashfire Fist) in a battle of flames. The disparity in their abilities was so great, Dabi could hold back and defeat Shoto with a single Jet Burn, without killing him.

  • Pain Insensitivity: As told by Kyudai Garaki, Dabi's immolation as a child had caused severe damage to his body and nervous system, to the point where it is now difficult for his body to detect pain. This is shown when a clone of Dabi barely had any reaction to Eraser Head breaking one of his arms. This condition allows Dabi to use his Quirk freely and ignore the potentially fatal burns that it inflicts on his body, causing Dabi to still persist even when his body begins to burn away.[7][6]
  • Cold Resistance: Dabi is resistant to extreme cold or ice-based attacks, a trait he inherited from his mother. This gave Dabi an advantage during his fight with Geten.

Dabi psychologically engaging Tsukuyomi by questioning his reason for being a hero.

Keen Intellect: Possessing good judgment, Dabi is a very keen individual, observant of everything around him, whether he's reading someone's intentions or weaknesses. Dabi is also known for psychologically engaging enemies, questioning their motives and morality during combat. This is an entirely tactical maneuver for buying time since it compliments Dabi's weakness of his flames hurting his own body over time. When he first met Tomura Shigaraki, the pyrokinetic easily identified Tomura's personality instability. During the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, he formed a plan having copies of himself, created by Twice, distract Eraser Head and Vlad King, while simultaneously using his flames to trap numerous U.A. students in the The Beast's Forest. Dabi's machinations may have resulted in the Vanguard Action Squad suffering 3 casualties, but in the end accomplished the objective of capturing Katsuki Bakugo. In the course of the forest incursion, one of Dabi's clones saw through Eraser Head's stoic nature with just a glance. After the League captured Katsuki, Tomura wanted Dabi to remove Katsuki's restraints, but Dabi refused, knowing Katsuki would initiate a surprise attack once released, which was proven true after Twice removed Katsuki's restraints.

While battling Snatch on a highway, Dabi quickly deduced and exploited the limits of the Sand Hero's Quirk. With this exploitation and Mr. Compress' aid, Dabi expressed that the lingering flames will kill the compressed Snatch, since the Pro Hero can only turn his upper body into sand. Once the Revival Festival was underway, wherein he was ambushed by Geten, Dabi, with a glimpse, assessed that the ice wielder was a strong adversary, all before their bout commenced. Whilst overpowering Hawks at Gunga Mountain Villa, Dabi revealed that he had suspected the Wing Hero of being the P.L.F traitor, so he chose not to trust Hawks the whole time they were acquainted with one another. To ensure Twice's escape, and knowing that he can't keep pace with Hawks' speed, Dabi threw Hawks off-balance by announcing the hero's civilian name: Keigo Takami, despite that being classified. Following Tsukuyomi's intervention, Dabi knew that the Jet-Black Hero would try to make a swift escape, so he intentionally waned the potency of his blaze attacks so he can have enough energy for his new jet propulsion ability.

Dabi's most impactful form of guerilla warfare was when he had his pre-recorded backstory uploaded to be globally broadcasted, while simultaneously revealing his true identity as Toya Todoroki to Endeavor and Shoto. Other than explaining his abusive childhood, kinship to Endeavor, and Endeavor's ambitions, Dabi also confessed to orchestrating his father's encounters with Hood, Starservant, and Ending in his attempts to discredit his father, a fact that sent Shoto into a tearful rage. Another nail in the coffin was Dabi divulging a part of Hawks' history in regards to the Wing Hero being both the son of a serial criminal whom Endeavor previously apprehended, and the one responsible for the deaths of Twice and Best Jeanist, as murder is an act heroes don't commonly perform. These revelations were implemented to instill despair into Endeavor, as well as strip people of their faith in heroes, both of which were successful.

Quirk

Blueflame ( (そう) (えん) Sōen?): Dabi's Quirk grants him the ability to generate highly destructive blue flames from his body. He has very well-developed control of his flames and can project them a fair distance from himself and in large amounts. Furthermore, his flames possess greater firepower than that of his father, Endeavor's, Hellflame Quirk, and they become even stronger when Dabi feels strong emotions.[1] However, Dabi's body has a low tolerance for his own flames, due to inheriting his mother's resistance to freezing temperatures, rather than his father's resistance to high heat, and he will get burned if he uses them for prolonged periods of time.[4]

Ultimate Moves

Dabi's Flashfire Fist.

  • Flashfire Fist ( (かく) (しゃく) (ねっ) (けん) Kaku Shakunekken?): Endeavor's signature technique, later passed down to Dabi himself. Dabi raises his fire's temperature to its highest level and maximizes his power. Doing so, Dabi can unleash devastating flame attacks or increase his speed dramatically.
    • Hell Spider (ヘルスパイダー Heru Supaidā?): Dabi shoots streams of fire from his fingertips, scorching his opponents. Unlike his father, Dabi performs this with less care and precision, and on a larger scale.[14]
    • Jet Burn (ジェットバーン Jettobān?): This attack allows Dabi to shoot out a blast of fire at his desired target. This attack is quite powerful, as it was shown to critically wound Shoto, knocking him unconscious. Dabi used the move against his youngest brother during the war against the Paranormal Liberation Front. Unlike his father, Dabi only shoots his fire rather than making direct contact with his opponent.[15] However, during the second War, Dabi uses it again against Shoto, this time in a punching form, similar to his father.[14]
    • Prominence Burn (プロミネンスバーン Purominensu Bān?): This attack allows Dabi to launch a massive, concentrated beam of fire from his entire body that is able to vaporize his target. Dabi nearly used this move at full power against Endeavor but was intercepted by the sudden arrival of Best Jeanist on the battlefield.[2]

Stats

Power
 
4/5 B
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
3/5 C
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
4/5 B
Dabi's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
4/6 B
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
2/6 D-
Wits
 
3/6 C
Mystery Factor
 
5/6 A
Dabi's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Power
 
4/6 B
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
2/6 D
Wits
 
3/6 C
Tenacity
 
6/6 S+
Dabi's stats, according to Hawks' Villain Report

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Relatives

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Enji
   
   
Rei
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Toya
   
   
Fuyumi
   
   
Natsuo
   
   
Shoto

Chapter Appearances

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 Flashback
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 Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
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 Debut
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
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 Appears
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Flashback
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Clone
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Mentioned
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Absent
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Mentioned
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 Shadow
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
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 Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Appears
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
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 Absent
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!! 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 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Flashback
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!! Appears
160. Expressway Appears
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Appears
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Flashback
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Appears
192. The Todoroki Family Mentioned
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 Mentioned
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 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 Appears
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Appears
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Clone
233. Bright Future Mentioned
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Mentioned
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Flashback
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Pictured
250. Ending Mentioned
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Mentioned
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 Absent
258. Friends Fantasy
259. A Quiet Beginning Flashback
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Mentioned
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
266. Happy Life Appears
267. Flames Appears
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Flashback
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Appears
278. Disaster Walker Appears
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Appears
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Appears
288. Save Takeo!! Appears
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi's Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Appears
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Mentioned
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Mentioned
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Appears
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Appears
303. Top Three Pictured
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Appears
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Mentioned
311. Here We Go!! Mentioned
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Flashback
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Mentioned
318. Reckless Fantasy
319. Friend Mentioned
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Absent
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 Flashback
326. Who Are You Really? Absent
327. Rest!! Mentioned
328. No Man Is an Island Absent
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Appears
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
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Appears
336. Villain Mentioned
337. A Disposable Life Appears
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Pictured
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Appears
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Mentioned

Anime Appearances

Appearances
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 Flashback
24. Fight on, Ida Absent
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
26. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Absent
30. Climax Absent
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Debut
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
34. Gear up for Final Exams Absent
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Absent
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Appears
38. Encounter Appears
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Clone
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Appears
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Flashback
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 Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Appears
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Flashback
65. Overhaul Absent
66. Boy Meets... Flashback
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Flashback
74. Lemillion Flashback
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Appears
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 Appears
88. His Start Flashback
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Appears
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 Mentioned
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Flashback
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Flashback
106. The Unforgiven Pictured
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Appears
109. Revival Party Appears
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Flashback
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears

Trivia

  • Dabi's official rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 28th place in the 2nd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 34th place in the 3rd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 28th place in the 4th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 19th place in the 5th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 22nd place in the 6th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 16th place in the 7th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 11th in the 5th US Popularity Poll.
  • Dabi's real name, Toya, contains the kanji for "lamp" ( ?) and "arrow" ( ya?), and his alias translates to "cremation" (荼毘 dabi?).
  • In the Season 2 opening, "Sora ni Utaeba" by Amazarashi, Dabi was shown as a silhouette foreshadowing his appearance to come.
  • Dabi favors his left-hand in battle.
  • Dabi can get carsick easily, as he stated to Spinner when the latter was not driving properly.[10]
  • Dabi is unable to cry since his tear glands are burned.[16] However, it's been shown that blood will still flow from them.
  • Dabi hates fish.[17]
  • Dabi shares his birthday with Moe Kamiji.
  • Dabi may be considered a dark reflection of Shoto, as it's been implied that Shoto may have become just like Dabi if he couldn’t forgive his father and let his burning hatred for Endeavor consume him as Dabi had done; Shoto himself noted this and it was the reason why he wanted to deal with Dabi himself.[18]
  • Dabi was born prematurely and was small throughout his childhood because of it until he went through a growth spurt.[1]
  • Dabi's flames were originally red like his father's, and they didn't turn blue until he hit puberty.
  • There were many hints in the story that Dabi was Toya Todoroki all along.
    • These include their similar appearance, as both Dabi and Toya have spiky hair and turquoise eyes.
    • Throughout the series, Dabi was shown to have acted as if he knew Shoto and Endeavor beforehand, the way he spoke to them also indicated that they had history.
    • Both Toya and Dabi's powers are identical, both having powerful fire-based Quirks that surpassed Endeavor's but a weak constitution and low tolerance for their own flames.
  • Dabi shares some features with Frankenstein's Monster from the 1931 movie Frankenstein.
    • Toya's skin attached with surgical staples and his body having been restored with regenerative tissues, leaving several scars around his body, is shared with the Monster's body being made out of several corpses.
    • Victor Frankenstein's lifelong pursuit to create his creature filled him with purpose and drove a series of feverish attempts to fulfill his dream. Something shared with Dabi's father who planned to have children in order to give a perfect match of Quirks in order to fulfill his dream to surpass All Might.
    • Ironically, Victor and Enji both yearned for their creations to fulfill their ambitions, only for said creations to turn on them after feeling rejected and become vengeful killers.
    • Dabi's introduction gesture in Chapter 191 looks like a mirrored version of Frankenstein's Monster's gesture with both hands standing close to his chest.

Quotes

  • (To the Vanguard Action Squad) "This will just be a signal fire. We'll fill those heroes full of holes... and put them in their place. All for a brighter future."[19]
  • (To Eraser Head) "Quite worthy of being an instructor at U.A. Ain't that right, hero? Is it cuz your students are so precious? Hope you got what it takes to protect them... See ya later."[20]
  • (To Vlad King) "Why not get cocky? You're playing right into our hands. The second you lost the initiative signaled your defeat. You've got the top hero-training academy, U.A., and the Symbol of Peace, All Might... the two most trusted foundations of our hero-based society. But now one mess after another is shaking that trust... don't you think that loss of faith will spread like wildfire throughout society? Think about it... how your careless administration keeps allowing attack after attack... you're so weak... you couldn't even stop a criminal organization from abducting your students."[12]
  • (To unnamed criminals) "If you're trash, at least burn and be kindling for my flames."[21]
  • (To Hawks)"The League? Shigaraki? I never gave a crap about them. A single person with a single conviction has the power to change the world. There are no true heroes. I plan to make Stain's will a reality. See ya, Hawks. Your life's another thing I don't care about."[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 302.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 291.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 290.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 301.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 249 and Episode 105.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 350.
  7. 7.0 7.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 349.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 191 and Episode 90.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 and Episode 41.
  10. 10.0 10.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 160 and Episode 77.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 293.
  12. 12.0 12.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 82 and Episode 45.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 230 and Episode 110.
  14. 14.0 14.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 351.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 294.
  16. 16.0 16.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 267.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 240 and Episode 112.
  18. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 298.
  19. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 41.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 77 and Episode 43.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 115 and Episode 77.

Site Navigation

Advertisement