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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 Midoriya 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 eyes and without eyebrows. He was also bald and had a very short beard.

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

Personality

Although little was known about his personality, he was described as 'super funky'.

He was very proud of his given Quirk, referring to it as 'top grade'.

History

Daigoro was entrusted with One For All by the fourth user. He was killed by All For One after transferring One For All to the sixth user.

Synopsis

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

During the fight between Izuku against Hitoshi 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 uncloud 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, 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. Midoriya'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. 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 clings to Izuku to stop him and yells Hitoshi for help.[5] Hitoshi uses his Brainwashing 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 Monoma, 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.[7]

Abilities

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 the fourth user, 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 results in unbelievable levels of strength, speed, agility, and durability.[1]

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
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. 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 Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Vision
213. Realm of Souls Vision
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
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. You Could Be 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 Absent
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 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Vision
284. Deep Blue Battle Vision
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

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 appearance resembles that of the superhero, Hellboy.

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: Chapter 193.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 210.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 211.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 212.
  7. 7.0 7.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 213.

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