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A king... must inspire dread. Must be admired. Must be strong.
Gigantomachia to Tomura Shigaraki in "Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion"

Gigantomachia (ギガントマキア Gigantomakia?) is a villain associated with the League of Villains.[3] He is one of All For One's faithful servants and his former bodyguard, later serving his successor, Tomura Shigaraki.

When the League of Villains merged with the Meta Liberation Army to become the Paranormal Liberation Front, he became part of the organization. He was arrested after his defeat during the Paranormal Liberation War.


Gigantomachia is an enormous individual, about the height of a large tree with a musclebound build. His brown hair is spiky and parts of his body appear to be jagged, much like rock. His teeth are prominently pointed, his lower canines protruding out of his mouth on either side.

Notably, he always carries a portable radio wherever he goes, sometimes even tying it to a rope and wearing it around his neck. He also sports a hooded cloak that he wears while in public.

Sometime after the Revival Celebration, he has taken to wearing a new set of armor.[4]



Gigantomachia crying at initially not being able to accept Tomura as All For One's successor

Gigantomachia appears to be a polite person at first, but will quickly become impatient and aggressive towards those that are uncooperative with him. If someone manages to help him out though, he will simply leave and avoid a confrontation.[5]

He is also a faithful servant to All For One and questions Tomura's worthiness as his successor. His devotion and obedience to All For One are so great that simply hearing a recording of All For One's voice can calm him from breaking out into a blind rage.[6]

Daruma Ujiko describes Gigantomachia as a walking calamity who lives and dies for the sake of his master, with the giant himself repeatedly stating that everything he does is for him. Once awoken and commanded, he will plow through and destroy anything and anyone in his path with no regard for anything but his sole objective. As mentioned beforehand, he holds no respect for anyone he deems as weak, as he initially viewed Tomura as someone who could not stand up to All For One's strength in his eyes. However, once he saw Tomura unlocking his true power and emerge victorious over Re-Destro, he truly acknowledged him as a worthy leader, even shedding a tear of joy at him standing proud over his defeated foe.[7]


Overall Abilities: Gigantomachia is an incredibly powerful force, serving as All For One's personal bodyguard for years even before being modified with multiple Quirks. During a brief encounter with Gran Torino and several police officers, the behemoth forced the veteran hero to retreat while leaving a massive cavity in the side of a mountain. Come winter, Gigantomachia was able to take on the combined forces of the League of Villains' six remaining members (Tomura, Dabi, Himiko Toga, Spinner, Twice and Mr. Compress) with ease and defeat them repeatedly. Even after battling him nonstop for a month, half of the League made little progress towards defeating Gigantomachia.[8]

In Tomura's own terms, Gigantomachia possesses "too much HP" which the behemoth villain abuses to exhaust his opponents into submission. Gigantomachia's body is extremely resilient, being able to manage the incredible strain of holding multiple quirks even without having his body modified, being one of the few people in the world capable of this. Come March, Gigantomachia was even able to take on the heroes who went to fight. When going all out, he was able to overpower them and managed to kill a few heroes including Majestic a hero who would have been in the top ten.

  • Immense Strength: Befitting his massive size and build, Gigantomachia has immense physical strength, easily cracking the side of a concrete building with his grip alone.[5] During his confrontation with Gran Torino, Gigantomachia proved to be able to create an enormous hole in a mountainside, causing the hero to deem him "a walking disaster". With a simple hammerfist punch, he can strike the ground hard enough to pulverize the landscape around him and destroy nearby buildings.[6] Using his tremendous brawn, Gigantomachia can pick up the equally gigantic Mt. Lady and toss her out of his way.[1]
  • Immense Speed: Despite his gargantuan bulk, Gigantomachia exhibits tremendous speed, enough to rip the trees out of the ground as he runs past them.[9] He can run at least up to 100 kilometers (62.137 miles) per hour.[10]
  • Immense Durability: Beseeming his muscular physique, Gigantomachia's body and skin are extraordinarily thick, taking virtually no damage from attacks. While he was unscathed from the League of Villains' consecutive onslaughts, Gigantomachia displayed minor annoyance at being bathed in Dabi's fire.[6] Gigantomachia could fight his way through a large quantity of the Meta Liberation Army unharmed in spite of being flanked from all sides.[11]
  • Immense Stamina: Gigantomachia can imitate continuous assaults for a full 48 hours and 44 minutes without rest. But he can resume his onrushes after getting only three hours of sleep.[8] Even after being subjected to a powerful sedative, he was able to remain at full power for quite some time. The sedative only started to take effect after he exhausted himself fighting his way through numerous Pro Heroes.[12]
  • Enhanced Senses: Gigantomachia has highly developed senses of hearing and smell. His senses are potent to where he cannot be caught by surprise, even whilst he slumbers.[8] Gigantomachia's olfactory perception is powerful enough to locate Tomura from miles away.[9]
  • Size Enhancement: Gigantomachia's chassis grows in battle as he fights, allowing him to eventually reach mastodonic proportions wherein he can fit an entire adult man within his hands and tower over buildings.[8] He can grow to be at least 25 meters in height.[1]
    • Enhanced Breath: Due to Gigantomachia's increased size and strength, a single breath is enough to blow back several U.A. students and cause severe environmental damage.[13]

Gigantomachia's only known weakness is that he can hardly think for himself. He requires orders from his master in order to carry out a task. The only known task that he can accomplish without being ordered is to come to his master's aid.[14]


According to Kyudai Garaki, Gigantomachia has been modified with several Quirks that allow him to act as the perfect bodyguard.[13] These Quirks include:

  • Endurance ( (たい) (きゅう) Taikyū?): Gigantomachia's original Quirk allows him to convert his morale into physical energy and stamina.[13]
  • Pain Blocker ( (つう) (かく) (しゃ) (だん) Tsūkaku Shadan?): Gigantomachia's second Quirk makes him unable to detect any pain.[13]
  • Gigantification ( (きょ) (だい) () Kyodai-ka?): Gigantomachia's third Quirk allows him to grow to gigantic sizes the more he is agitated or excited. Another incarnation of this Quirk is used by Yu Takeyama.[15]
  • Dog ( (いぬ) Inu?): Gigantomachia's fourth Quirk provides him with heightened senses of smell and hearing, similar to that of a dog's. Another incarnation of this Quirk is used by Ryo Inui.[16][2]
  • Energy Saver (エネルギー (こう) (りつ) Enerugī Kōritsu?): Gigantomachia's fifth Quirk allows his body to function on very small amounts of nutrition and hydration, allowing him to process without much sleep.[8][2]
  • Fierce Gains ( (ごう) (きん) Gōkin?): Gigantomachia's sixth Quirk allows his muscles to harden at exceptional levels.[17][2]
  • Mole (土竜 (モグラ) Mogura?): Gigantomachia's seventh Quirk allows him to grow mole-like claws from his fingers, spines on his back, and a visor to shield his face, to help him dig through the Earth, as well as tear through obstacles, such as buildings. All For One gave him this Quirk with the purpose to hide underground.[10][2]


6/6 S
5/6 A+
2/6 D
1/6 E
5/6 A
Gigantomachia's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

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
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 Flashback
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Flashback
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
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 Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Appears
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Flashback
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Absent
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama 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 Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Mentioned
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! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Appears
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Mentioned
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Mentioned
227. Sleepy Mentioned
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Mentioned
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Appears
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Appears
240. Power Appears
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 Appears
246. Message Absent
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
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 Absent
258. Friends Fantasy
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 Appears
266. Happy Life Absent
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 Absent
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 Appears
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Appears
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 Appears
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Mentioned
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 Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Mentioned
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Mentioned
337. A Disposable Life Absent
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 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Mentioned
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Mentioned

Anime 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 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 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 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 Flashback
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Flashback
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
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 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 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! 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 Appears
109. Revival Party Mentioned
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Appears
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 278.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 29, Omake
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 162 and Episode 78.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 245.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 144 and Episode 72.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 221 and Episode 108.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 239 and Episode 112.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 223 and Episode 108.
  9. 9.0 9.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 231 and Episode 110.
  10. 10.0 10.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 288.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 238 and Episode 112.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 294.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 279.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 292.
  15. 15.0 15.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 283.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 286.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 280.

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