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Heroes (ヒーロー Hīrō?) are individuals who are licensed to use their Quirks to protect civilians from Villains, natural disasters, and/or any other kind of harm.

Those who take heroism as a profession are referred to as Pro Heroes (プロヒーロー Puro Hīrō?).



The rise of Heroes.

Heroes started appearing when the Quirk phenomenon occurred and the general populace acquired superpowers. Depending on their performance, Heroes have the potential to receive government pay, along with fame and glory.[1]

The first Heroes to appear during the chaos caused by the appearance of Quirks were Vigilantes, as the Pro Hero system had not yet been implemented. The Pro Hero System was first put into place on Rhode Island in America under the "Rhode Island New State Statute". 189 Vigilantes were affected by this statute, with only seven being accepted as official Heroes.[2]

Hero Agencies

A Hero Agency.

Heroes generally work in groups known as Hero Agencies. The standard is one very strong Pro Hero in charge, and a number of weaker Heroes who serve as Sidekicks under the primary Hero.

Heroics Education

In order for a person to become a licensed Pro Hero, they must undergo an education and training program in the subject of heroism. This Heroics course is integrated into a student's high school education.

The Heroics course includes rescue training, combat training, and even training for dealing with the media.


U.A students participating in an internship.

Hero students have the opportunity work under licensed Pro Heroes. This allows the students to gain special training that their normal teachers would most often be unable to provide.

There are two types of internships.

The first type is the Hero Agency Internships, that involves a student merely shadowing a Pro Hero, listening to their advice and watching them in action for an entire week. Since the Students are unlicensed, they can't legally participate in Hero work.

The second type is the Hero Work-Studies that comes after a student has passed the Provisional Hero License Exam and has earned their Provisional Hero License. Students are allowed to participate in relief efforts during emergency situations. This allows them to gain real experience and can help them get noticed by other Pro Heroes who might want to hire them as sidekicks after they graduate.

Hero Name

Denki chooses his hero name.

A Hero Name is a name a Pro Hero chooses to identify themselves. While Heroes in training may choose tentative names in high school, Pro Heroes are often known by the name they first pick.[3]

Hero Names are considered very important to a professional career, as they can bring a person closer to the image they may want to cement, and are also able to reflect their true character.[4] A person may also choose to use the same name or a very similar one to an already well-known Hero that is no longer active; however, this comes with the responsibility and pressure to uphold the name's legacy.[5]

Hero License

A Hero License is a certification that allows Pro Heroes to use their Quirks freely. In order to obtain a Hero License, one must complete all three years of heroics education in high school. It is currently unknown if there is an actual test that one is required to pass in order to receive their License. The first area to develop a hero license system was Rhode Island in the USA.

Provisional Hero License

Provisional Hero License

Hero students judged by their teacher as being ready for real minor Hero work are allowed to take the Provisional Hero License Exam in order to earn their Provisional Hero License, thus allowing them to use their Quirks freely, but only in emergency situations.

This gives them the authority to participate in rescue operations and combat Villains, usually acting under the guidance of an official Pro Hero.


The Lurkers.

Heroes can either work alone or in a team, depending on the needs in their field of Heroism. One example is the Wild, Wild Pussycats, a team that was initially put together for mountain rescues that actually stayed together to create a hero agency.

Most heroes work alone, starting a hero agency somewhere, but occasionally work together with other Heroes in the field on various missions, such as the raid on the League of Villains hideout.

Known Hero Teams

Hero Network

The Hero Network, also referred to as the "HN", is a website that can only be accessed by Pro Heroes. It contains activity reports of Pro Heroes across the country, as well as information on known Villains, including their names and Quirks.

Heroes can also use the Hero Network to send requests for assistance to other Heroes who possess a Quirk that may be useful for a determined crisis.[6][7]

The Japanese Hero Billboard Charts

Biannually, all Heroes and hero teams in Japan are ranked by an event called the Japanese Hero Billboard Charts. The rating is determined by various factors, including a Hero's level of strength, number of resolved incidents, contributions to society, and public approval.

All Might used to be the No. 1 Hero until his retirement, after which Endeavor assumed the No. 1 spot.

List of Pro Heroes

Pro Heroes
Movie Original Heroes
Former Pro Heroes


List of Hero Students

Hero Name


Real Name


A Anima Petting Hero Koji Koda Anivoice
B Battle Fist N/A Itsuka Kendo Big Fist
Boomerang Man N/A Itejiro Toteki Boomerang
C Can't Stop Twinkling Shining Hero Yuga Aoyama Navel Laser
Cellophane Taping Hero Hanta Sero Tape
Chargebolt Stun Gun Hero Denki Kaminari Electrification
Chewyee N/A Nagamasa Mora Extend-o-Hair
Comicman N/A Manga Fukidashi Comic
Creati Everything Hero Momo Yaoyorozu Creation
D Deku N/A Izuku Midoriya One For All
Dragon Shroud N/A Hiryu Rin Scales
Dynamight Great Explosion Murder God Katsuki Bakugo Explosion
E Earphone Jack Hearing Hero Kyoka Jiro Earphone Jack
Emily N/A Reiko Yanagi Poltergeist
F Froppy Rainy Season Hero Tsuyu Asui Frog
G Gale Force N/A Inasa Yoarashi Whirlwind
Grand N/A Yo Shindo Vibrate
Gevaudan N/A Jurota Shishida Beast
Grape Juice Fresh-Picked Hero Minoru Mineta Pop Off
H N/A N/A Habuko Mongoose Paralysis
N/A N/A Hitoshi Shinso Brainwashing
I Ingenium N/A Tenya Ida Engine
Invisible Girl Stealth Hero Toru Hagakure Invisibility
J Jack Mantis N/A Togaru Kamakiri Razor Sharp
K N/A N/A Kosei Tsuburaba Solid Air
L Lemillion N/A Mirio Togata Permeation
Lizardy N/A Setsuna Tokage Lizard Tail Splitter
Lucky Strike N/A Dadan Tadan Flash Bang Sweat
M Maboromicamie N/A Camie Utsushimi Glamour
N/A N/A Mawata Fuwa N/A
Mines N/A Nirengeki Shoda Twin Impact
Mr. Smith N/A Shikkui Makabe Stiffening
Mudman N/A Juzo Honenuki Softening
N Nejire Chan N/A Nejire Hado Wave Motion
P Phantom Thief N/A Neito Monoma Copy
Pinky N/A Mina Ashido Acid
Plamo N/A Kojiro Bondo Cemedine
N/A N/A Pony Tsunotori Horn Cannon
R Real Steel N/A Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu Steel
Red Riot Sturdy Hero Eijiro Kirishima Hardening
N/A N/A Romero Fujimi Zombie Virus
Rule N/A Yui Kodai Size
S N/A N/A Saiko Intelli IQ
Shemage N/A Kinoko Komori Mushroom
Sensor Girl N/A Kashiko Sekigai Chart
Shoto N/A Shoto Todoroki Half-Cold Half-Hot
Sisicross N/A Seiji Shishikura Meatball
Spiral N/A Sen Kaibara Gyrate
Sugarman Sweets Hero Rikido Sato Sugar Rush
Suneater N/A Tamaki Amajiki Manifest
T Tailman Martial Arts Hero Mashirao Ojiro Tail
Tentacole Tentacle Hero Mezo Shoji Dupli-Arms
Tsukuyomi Jet-Black Hero Fumikage Tokoyami Dark Shadow
Turtle Neck N/A Tatami Nakagame Telescopic
U Uravity N/A Ochaco Uraraka Zero Gravity
V Vantablack Scheming Hero Shihai Kuroiro Black
Vine N/A Ibara Shiozaki Vines
W Welder N/A Yosetsu Awase Weld



  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 1 and Episode 1.
  2. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 12.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 45 (p. 7-8).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 45 (p. 8).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 45 (p. 12).
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 135.
  7. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 63.

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