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 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.
Daigoro is described as 'super funky', and has an energetic personality compared to other One For All users who are reserved in manner.
Given that he resisted having One For All stolen by All For One, Daigoro presumably has an extremely strong willpower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
- His name contains the kanji for big (大 dai?), enlightenment (悟 go?) a male name suffix (郎 rō?), and his surname contains everything (万 ban?) and rope (縄 jō?).
- As the fifth user of One For All, the kanji "悟" of his name sounds like "five" (五 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.
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