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This power in you, it's not something you can use casually, all distracted! Not anymore! Pull yourself together!
Daigoro Banjo lecturing Izuku in "That Which is Inherited"

Daigoro Banjo ( (ばん) (じょう) (だい) () (ろう) Banjō Daigorō?), also known as Lariat (ラリアット Rariatto?),[1] was a former Pro Hero and the fifth user of the One For All Quirk.

Appearance

Daigoro was a large muscular man of a wide build. He had a square jaw, small dull blue eyes and lacked eyebrows. He was also bald and had a very short beard.

His hero costume consisted of dark leather clothes, golden stylish goggles, and a bandolier. The leather jacket had yellow shoulder pads, and as Daigoro always had it open and didn't wear a shirt, it showed his muscular torso.

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Personality

Daigoro is described as 'super funky', and has an energetic personality compared to other One For All users who are reserved in manner.

He was very proud of his given Quirk, referring to it as 'top grade'. He likes to tease his predecessor, Hikage Shinomori for being a hermit and was a senior colleague to his successor, En.

Given that he resisted having One For All stolen by All For One, Daigoro presumably has an extremely strong willpower.

History

Daigoro was entrusted with One For All by Hikage. At some point, All For One attempted to steal One For All from Daigoro, but failed. He was killed by All For One after transferring One For All to the sixth user, En.

Synopsis

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Previous users show up to help Izuku.

During the fight between Izuku Midoriya and Hitoshi Shinso in the tournament of the U.A. Sports Festival, Izuku is brainwashed by Hitoshi's Quirk, who orders him to walk out of bounds. Although Izuku tries to resist, he cannot disobey the order, but when he is about to cross the edge of the ring, Daigoro and the rest of the previous users appear to Izuku as shadowed mental figures. They unclouded his mind and allow Izuku to use One For All in his fingers, allowing him to escape the trance and win the fight.[2]

Pro Hero Arc

For several months, none of the users reappear to Izuku again, until the night before the Joint Training Battle, where Daigoro and several of the previous users, including All For One's brother and Nana Shimura, appear in a dream but with his real appearances and not as shadowed figures. The dream shows Izuku memories of the first user.

Daigoro says nothing, but the first user speaks for everyone and assures Izuku that he is not alone. Izuku's dream concludes with all of his predecessors looking at him with kind expressions, seemingly aware that he is the ninth wielder of One For All and welcoming him.[3]

Joint Training Arc

Daigoro interacts directly with Izuku for the first time during his round in the Joint, in which the Izuku team faces the Monoma team, who had Hitoshi in their ranks. Neito Monoma says nasty things to provoke Izuku to make him fall into a trap. This prompts an enraged Izuku to charge at Neito, preparing to unleash a concentrated Delaware Smash, but just when he is going to shoot, Izuku's arm once again glows as One For All goes berserk and tendrils of dark energy begin to emanate from his body.[4]

Unable to control the new sensation, Izuku orders everyone to take cover while he struggles in pain, but Ochaco Uraraka clings to Izuku to stop him and yells Hitoshi for help.[5] Hitoshi uses his Brainwashing Quirk on Izuku and the mysterious black power disappears as he loses consciousness and his powers deactivate. While unconscious, he finds himself in an unknown area and Daigoro appears before him, telling Izuku that although his Quirk has finally manifested, he's using it in a wrong way. Daigoro encourages Izuku to try harder to control the Quirk.[6]

Daigoro continues lecturing Izuku, telling him that the black tendrils he was emitting earlier are actually the manifestation of his Quirk, Blackwhip. The reason it suddenly appeared is that Izuku was thinking about how he wanted to capture Neito, fitting the nature of the Quirk perfectly and so causing it to appear.

Daigoro explains that the Quirk factors of all the previous wielders have been inside One For All for a long time, dormant, in the small core of the Quirk. He says that this core has started expanding and growing larger and that the same is also happening to One For All itself. Daigoro also says that its strength has also been increased due to the power of One For All, and after he tells Izuku to do his best, and that all the predecessors are there with him and are supporting him, he vanishes afterwards.[7]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

In the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War, when Izuku is rendered comatose, he speaks to all the vestiges within One For All. Daigoro remarks that before he wakes up, they must talk to him, and their meeting was just a matter of timing. After the first user explains the growing power of One For All and their confrontation with All For One in the mental realm allowing the vestiges to appear more easily, Daigoro tells Izuku not to worry and that they'll still give him privacy when he needs it. When Izuku doesn't respond, Daigoro notes that he still doesn't have a mouth to talk with. When the previous holder, Hikage, introduces himself to Izuku, Daigoro explains that Hikage was a weirdo that shunned modern society to live the life of a hermit while playfully attempting to tag him with Blackwhip, but Hikage insists that he lived in a terrible era, and society had the weirdos.

Daigoro and Hikage explained that they had no idea what caused the latter's death, and it was only after All Might did research did they come to the realization that One For All couldn't be wielded by an ordinary person due to the burden caused from wielding both the user's quirk and One For All.[8] When Daigoro and the others felt Izuku's desire to save Tomura Shigaraki, he admits that they don't feel the same desire to save him because of how he's filled with hate. Daigoro later explained how All For One tried to steal One For All from him and En twice but failed, and how he's using Tomura' hate to override the will of One For All.[9] While Yoichi Shigaraki ask the second and third users of One For All for their assistance, Daigoro suggested that Izuku should learn more about En and Hikage's Quirks.[10]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: While the full extent of his abilities are unknown, Daigoro can be assumed to be a very strong and experienced Pro Hero, being a One For All vestige. However, he was not strong enough to defeat All For One and died at his hands during their battle.

Trained Muscles: Usage of One For All requires the user to have strong muscles, as One For All is a lot to handle and could cause the user's body to be blown apart if they don't possess the necessary strength of the body.

Quirks

Daigoro utilizing Blackwhip.

Blackwhip (黒鞭 (クロムチ) Kuro Muchi?): Daigoro's Quirk allowed him to create tendrils of black energy from his arms. These tendrils were excellent for grappling and increasing his mobility.[7]

One For All (ワン・フォー・オール Wan Fō Ōru?): Transferred to him from Hikage, Daigoro's second Quirk allowed him to stockpile an enormous amount of raw power, allowing him to significantly enhance all of his physical abilities to a superhuman level. This resulted in unbelievable levels of strength, speed, agility, and durability.[1]

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 Shadow
34. Victory or Defeat Flashback
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 Absent
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
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 Vision
193. Vestiges Vision
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Vision
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 Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Shadow
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Vision
213. Realm of Souls Vision
214. Our Brawl Flashback
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Voice
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Flashback
217. The New Power and All For One Mentioned
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 Absent
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Flashback
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 Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Flashback
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 Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Flashback
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 Mentioned
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 Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
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 Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Debut
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Mentioned
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Vision
311. Here We Go!! Mentioned
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Mentioned
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Absent
318. Reckless Vision
319. Friend Absent
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 Absent
326. Who Are You Really? Absent

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 Shadow
21. Battle on, Challengers! Absent
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
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 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 Absent
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 Absent
38. Encounter Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Absent
65. Overhaul Absent
66. Boy Meets... Absent
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 Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
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 Absent
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 Absent
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! Vision
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Flashback
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Vision
99. Our Brawl Flashback
100. The New Power and All For One Mentioned
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Flashback
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Flashback
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 Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Trivia

  • His name contains the kanji for big ( dai?), enlightenment ( go?) a male name suffix ( ?), and his surname contains everything ( ban?) and rope ( ?).
    • As the fifth user of One For All, the kanji "悟" of his name sounds like "five" ( go?) in Japanese. Note that the kanji for that "go" in names like Goro and Daigoro is usually "five".
    • His hero name is both a fighting technique where one moves and strikes their opponent with their arm straight out. It also refers to a rope or lasso which of course references his Quirk.
  • His appearance resembles that of the superhero, Hellboy.
  • He is the first previous One For All users whose Quirk was revealed.
  • He shares the same English voice actor with Mr. Plastic.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 257.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 33 and Episode 20.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 193 and Episode 90.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 210 and Episode 98.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 211 and Episode 98.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 212 and Episode 98.
  7. 7.0 7.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 213 and Episode 98.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 304.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 305.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 310.

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