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I wanted to become other people so badly. So in fits of jealousy and affection... I drank all of their blood. Maybe... just maybe... if I'd known this feeling sooner, then despite how badly I wanted to drain their blood... I woulda yearned to give my blood away too. If I'd experienced that sort of love... I maybe woulda had an easier time living in this world. In any case... I am Himiko Toga. I live and love how I please. That's how I made my way in life. Just a normal girl! With the cutest smile in the world.
Himiko Toga in "Built Upon the Joy of Others"

Himiko Toga ( () () () () () Toga Himiko?)[2] is one of the main antagonists of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series.

She was a member of the League of Villains, affiliated with the Vanguard Action Squad,[3] and later becoming one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front.[4]

Appearance

Himiko is a fair-skinned girl who is prone to blushing and is frequently described as having a pretty face. She has inward-tilting yellow eyes with thin slit-like irises, somewhat resembling those of a cat, and her wide mouth is also rather feline, as her canines are pointed and longer than the rest of her teeth, giving her a vampiric appearance. Her hair is a pale, ash-blonde color and is styled into two messy buns, with numerous wild strands sticking out, a straight fringe and two chin-length side bangs framing her face.

Her usual outfit consists of a plain seifuku with a Kansai collar, both the skirt and the shirt dark blue with a double white trim, which is paired with a red scarf that she ties loosely below. Over this, she wears an oversized beige cardigan with a long hem and cuffs, and pockets on either side, the right one shown to hold a number of trinkets on either a keychain or a cellphone strap.[5] She sports knee-length black socks and dark brown outdoor school shoes. She sometimes wears a duffel coat, which was gifted to her by Skeptic after she damaged her old one in her fight against Curious.

In her villain attire, she wears the same outfit but with a few additional gadgets: her piped black mask, the green boxes of knives strapped around her thighs; a blue utility belt around her waist with more boxes attached to it on either side. The most distinguishing feature is the loose black mask she wears around her neck, which is decorated with pieces of pale gray metal in the shape of a carnivorous grin. Three large silver canisters are attached to the sides of her mask; the needles poking out connect to the two larger cylinders strapped to the back of her belt, this is the mechanism by which Himiko uses to suck people's blood for her Quirk.

During the Final War, Himiko is shown to have a new set of supportive gear. This includes propelled tendril-like blades and a new piped black mask. When using Double, she gains a feminine form of Twice's villain costume partially showing the left side of her face to those who get in her way.[6]

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Personality

Himiko is a very cheerful girl, to the point of smiling even after having presumably killed someone, displaying sadistic tendencies.[7] This continues even when danger is imminent, as shown when Tomura Shigaraki was about to attack her,[8] but it tends to stop when she is bored or annoyed. Himiko is frequently seen blushing seemingly out of excitement rather than embarrassment, giving her a permanent look of what appears to be lovesickness on her face. However, she has shown that she can easily be embarrassed, such as when she thinks people are coming on to her,[9] or when she is naked when copying clothes of the people she has transformed into.[10]

Himiko vs Tsuyu

Himiko's psychotic idea of friendship.

Himiko is obviously mentally unstable and has a very twisted perception of love and friendship. This is evidenced when, despite her attempting to kill Ochaco Uraraka and Tsuyu Asui, she tries to befriend the two girls as they fight, affectionately calling Tsuyu by her first name and describing the former as "lovely". When talking to Ochaco, she says that it's only natural to want to be like the one you love, and for Himiko this is taken to the point of literally becoming that person. She further explains and compares that like how "normal" people kiss the people they love as "normal", she sucks the blood of the people she loves as this is her "normal", further showing her twisted understanding of love. She uses this to justify her carving up and butchering "guys who are tattered and reeking of blood", as they fit the description of her ideal lover.[11] Additionally, although it may seem so, Himiko's interest isn't just superficial, as her questioning Izuku Midoriya about what his values and beliefs imply, showing that although twisted, she does indeed want to know more about the person she loves.

During her later confrontation with Izuku in the Final War, it's shown that despite the twisted way in which she acts when infatuated, her affection for Izuku is absolutely genuine and without any inherent malevolence, as Izuku's Danger Sense does not detect Himiko even when she runs at him with a knife.[12] The love she feels seems to be no different from what "normal" people feel, but she simply does not know how to express it in a normal manner due to her warped mental state, which is the reasoning behind her constantly seeking battle with and the blood of those she loves in order to become closer to them.

Himiko comforts Twice

Himiko's compassionate side.

Himiko is quite courageous, or at least very confident when using her Quirk, even impersonating an aspiring Hero and taking part in an exam that gathered thousands of hero students and multiple Pro Heroes. She also has shown a comedic and childlike demeanor when faced with different situations, such as when she was with Twice or when she attempted to insult Mimic.

Like most of her allies, Himiko has stated that she finds life to be difficult for the current world and wants to make it an easier place to live in. She looks up to Stain and sees him as her role model; declaring a desire to kill and "become" him (possibly a reference to her Quirk).[8] In stark contrast to her maniacal nature, Himiko has shown a very supportive side as she comforted a distraught Twice, knowing he feels the most responsible for causing Magne's death and covering a part of his ripped mask to prevent him from splitting. By extension, she is shown to care greatly about her comrades and was enraged enough by Magne's death that she wanted to kill Overhaul and his men as payback.

Himiko is also prone to mood swings. When she finds a target of "affection" (mainly Izuku) she is loud and cheerful. However, when someone gets in between her and her target of her "affection", she shows a very cold, angered and annoyed expression, instantly switching priorities to kill whoever the nuisance is.

In the past, Himiko was noted by her family and former classmates to be, "a cheerful, reasonable, well-mannered girl" whose subsequent turn to a life of crime surprised everyone who knew her. However, her own recollections imply that this was merely an act she put on to try and fit in with what society deemed "normal." She believes the way she acts presently is her own normal and that she shouldn't be forced to conceal it.[13]

Re-Destro theorizes that Himiko's twisted personality came off as a result of her Quirk being blood-related, thus prompting a natural inclination towards it, and by proxy her "non normal" behavior, which was later emphasized due to societal norms, as well as her parents who tried desperately to repress and reform the tendencies brought on by her Quirk. During childhood, Himiko was put through much pressure to be "normal", where she struggled seeing everyone around her being allowed to be themselves and show affection. As it turns out, being forced to repress her feelings only made them grow internally. She eventually succumbed to her Quirk's influence and ended up attacking another student, Saito, who was bloodied and bruised from a fight, believing that what she felt towards him was a crush. When her parents admonished her for this, calling her rotten to the core and labelling her as inhuman, Himiko mentally broke, having been unable to change herself and with no one being able to accept her the way she is.[14]

Despite her psychotic personality and violent habits, it appears that Himiko does possess some standards, as she was greatly shocked and upset when Twice was killed during the Paranormal Liberation War.[15] Following her murderous rampage to avenge her comrade and dear friend, she questioned if the heroes didn't view Twice as a person if they are meant to save people.

Himiko is emotionally hurt by Ochaco's words

Himiko devastated when Ochaco refuses to understand her.

Furthermore, Himiko has displayed a strong desire for true friendship and others she can relate to outside of her murderous behavior, viewing the League of Villains as a place she can call home due to her allies also being outcasted by society. She was also greatly hurt when Ochaco refused to identify with her, due to both of them being forced to shut away their true feelings, with Ochaco hiding her feelings for Izuku, and Himiko having to hide her true nature brought on by her Quirk. This all hints at a sense of loneliness within Himiko due to her inability to fit into society. During her fight with Curious, she also recalled that when she took on the guise of a high school girl while she was on the run, the world became a bit kinder to her.[16]

Himiko also appears curious and even somewhat fearful as to what would happen to her if she was caught, and went to Uravity to inquire about this. Although the latter's answer of apprehending the young villainess didn't answer this much, Himiko seems to wonder if the heroes plan to kill her like they did with Twice. Despite boasting of never coming close to being caught, she is shown to fear being captured or killed, as seen when she begged Eel Boy to let her go while the Pro Hero was apprehending her, as well as when she screamed in terror upon nearly being killed by Curious. Himiko later acknowledges that her most likely circumstances are ending up in prison on death row, or being killed outright by the Heroes in battle, which is why she refuses to back down.

During her time with the League, Himiko is shown to have adopted Tomura's philosophy: that she should destroy whatever she despises. This is first demonstrated when she killed Curious and her squad, choosing to do this rather than leave them for Gigantomachia. During the Final War while facing off against Deku and Uravity, Himiko demonstrates how much she relates to Tomura's ideals, saying that society has done nothing but reject her for how she is, and that she has a right to reject them.[17] This shows just how much she loathes the hero society, with her believing that they only value those who are important to them, while people like her and Twice are swept away and left to struggle and suffer by themselves. By the height of the Final War, Himiko fully embraces her villainy as she takes on Twice's appearance and uses his Quirk, telling her clones to massacre every hero in sight.

While at first, Himiko expresses some regret that she couldn't talk to Ochaco about love, she soon discards any sentiment she had towards Izuku, Tsuyu, and Ochaco, believing that they are just like her parents who rejected her, while lamenting that their society's rules pity her but don't care. As the battle rages on and Himiko's past memories begin to resurface, she becomes more determined on killing the Heroes in her way, becoming even more unstable as a result.

However, through much effort, Ochaco finally manages to get through to Himiko and gets her to open up about her past and her true feelings, how she would get so jealous over not being allowed to express her love towards other people. During this, Himiko's emotions reach their climax and she finds herself unable to finish Ochaco off, instead becoming elated when Ochaco admits to finding her smile cute and calls her "the cutest in the whole world", causing the villain to finally stand down. Following this heartfelt exchange, Himiko becomes willing to sacrifice herself to save a dying Ochaco by giving her all of her blood, still unwilling to let herself be captured, but not wanting to let someone so close to her die, being grateful that Ochaco took the time to reach out and understand her, despite everything she's done.

Abilities

Himiko kills Chitose and her goons

Himiko undergoes a Quirk Awakening, and kills Curious, a leader of the Meta Liberation Army, as well her subordinates.

Overall Abilities: Himiko is an exceptionally talented and dangerous combatant who's not only capable of contending with Pro Heroes in close-quarters combat, but is a master of disguise, infiltration, and stealth, mostly due to her shapeshifting Quirk, Transform. With espionage being one of her most prominent traits, holding her breath and clearing her mind allows Himiko to erase her presence and allegedly vanish from her enemies' view. This ability isn't limited to ambushes, as it can be used in combat as well, disappearing if the opponent averts their attention from her, even for an instant. And despite lacking a Quirk that amplifies her combat abilities, Himiko effectively utilizes her incredible agility, reflexes, and acrobatic skills. She is also adept at creating openings to conceal herself, such as intentionally forcing an opponent to dodge.[18]

During the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, Himiko was able to ambush Ochaco Uraraka and Tsuyu Asui, slightly injuring the former, before easily pinning the latter to a tree. Even though she was overpowered by Ochaco's Gunhead Martial Arts, Himiko was able to secure a blood sample from the Gravity Hero, release herself, and make a hasty retreat, due to the arrival of Izuku, Shoto Todoroki, and Mezo Shoji. Five minutes later, she nearly stabs a battle-worn Izuku twice while successfully tackling him to the ground, but she was swiftly repelled by Mezo. In the course of the Kamino Incident, Himiko, along with Twice and Mr. Compress, forced Katsuki Bakugo on the defensive, before he was rescued by his classmates, and the League of Villains were transported away by All For One. Later on, Himiko, under the guise of Camie Utsushimi, proved to be a contender in the Provisional Hero License Exam, in spite of its strict competition, given she was able to employ sneak attacks to blindside Izuku, one of U.A. High School's most powerful students, and pass the first phase without needing it to be her priority.[18][19] Himiko's abilities garnered the attention of Overhaul, who wanted her to play a role in the upcoming Shie Hassaikai Raid. When the raid started, she was able to defeat the Pro Hero Rock Lock, and temporarily misdirect the rest of the Nighteye Squad before revealing herself. Himiko used her swiftness to surprise Izuku with knife attacks, and then use Eraser Head's Capturing Weapon against the Pro Hero by rolling herself in it, and stab him in the shoulder once she got in close, all before the Erasure Hero could restrain her.[20]

Himiko attempts to stab Ochaco

Himiko showcases her improvement by fighting on par with Ochaco Uraraka.

Come winter, the League of Villains engaged the Meta Liberation Army at the Revival Celebration, wherein Himiko faced Curious, one of the M.L.A's leaders, and her group of followers. The bout began with Himiko slashing that throat of one of the Curious' soldiers, and vanished from sight to get the drop on Curious herself, only for the adolescent to be sent crashing through a store window. When faced with 4 M.L.A members, Himiko subdued them with her needles to suck their blood but was heavily injured due to Curious detonating the siphoned blood with her Landmine Quirk. A battered Himiko was barraged by many M.L.A members until she attempted another attack on Curious, only to wind up injured even further by the publicist's Curious Flattener. Overwhelmed, Himiko tried to flee from the Liberation Army forces pursuing her, but just as Curious was about to finish off the serial killer, Himiko undergoes an Awakening, causing her Transform to evolve to where she can use the Quirks of the people into whom she's transformed, signified when she unexpectedly accessed Ochaco's Zero Gravity to make Curious levitate. With this inflated power, Himiko proceeded to swiftly tap each of Chitose's followers to make them float before any of them could react, and release them, along with Curious herself, killing off Himiko's assailants. After the Revival Celebration, Himiko became a lieutenant of the now unified Paranormal Liberation Front.

During the the Final War after drinking a portion of Twice's blood, she was able to completely turn the tables by utilizing his Double Quirk to make hundreds of copies of herself to overwhelm the Heroes.

  • Tantōjutsu: Himiko is very proficient with knives, which she uses along with her enhanced agility. She stabs her enemies at a close distance or throws her blades from a considerable distance. She even incapacitated Rock Lock before stabbing him unconscious.

Quirk

Himiko explaining how her Transform works

A demonstration of Himiko's Quirk. The meter represents the amount of blood absorbed by her.

Transform ( (へん) (しん) Henshin?): Himiko's Quirk grants her the ability to transform into a physical lookalike of another individual, as well as copy their voice. She can only transform into people whose blood she has ingested. The more blood she drinks, the longer she has access to that person's form. For example, 1 cup of blood lets her transform for a total of 18 hours. She can switch between the appearances of multiple people if she drinks the blood of more than one person. She can even duplicate a person's clothing, though, her own clothes would overlap the transformation, requiring her to get naked beforehand.

Upon deactivating her Quirk or switching to another disguise, Himiko's disguise melts into a gray viscous liquid.

During her fight with Curious and her soldiers, Himiko's Quirk underwent an Awakening, giving her the ability to use the Quirks of the people into whom she's transformed, something that she was previously incapable of doing.[16] Although, Himiko can only use another person's Quirk if she is fascinated by that person and holds that person close to her heart, and she must have sufficient information on their power.

Ultimate Moves

  • Skill Release (解除 Kaijo?): Himiko uses Ochaco's Zero Gravity to negate the gravitational pull of objects, then release the effect on them, causing them to barrel toward the ground.[16]
  • Sad Man's Parade (哀れな行進 (サッドマンズパレード) Saddo Manzu Parēdo?): By copying Double, Himiko is able to replicate Twice's signature Ultimate Move, swarming her opponents with countless Doubles of Twice.[21]
    • Sad Man's Death Parade (哀れな死の行進 (サッドマンズデスパレード) Saddo Manzu Desu Parēdo?): Himiko endlessly clones versions of herself transformed into Twice with the express intent of killing anything in her way.[6]
  • Sad Man's Legion (我々は大勢で (サッドマンズ) あるがゆえに (レギオン) Saddo Manzu Region?): By using her Transform Quirk to duplicate Twice's Double Quirk, Himiko is able to create a legion of clones that take the appearance of several Heroes and Villains, whose blood was taken from the battlefield of the Gunga Mountain Villa Ruins.[22]

Stats

Power
 
1/5 E
Speed
 
4/5 B
Technique
 
3/5 C
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
1/5 E
Himiko's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
1/6 E
Speed
 
4/6 B-
Technique
 
5/6 A+
Wits
 
5/6 A
Unruly Hair
 
5/6 A
Himiko's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Power
 
1/6 E
Speed
 
4/6 B
Technique
 
6/6 S
Wits
 
4/6 B
Mission Compliance
 
2/6 D
Himiko's stats, according to Hawks' Villain Report

Equipment

Himiko Toga's weapons

Himiko armed with a knife and needle.

Combat Knives: Himiko is usually equipped with several knives in her arsenal. They are small knives with a black handle about the size of her hand that stretches longer than the actual blade itself. Even so, she makes them effective in combat.

Blood Sucking Machine: Himiko's villain costume is equipped with a blood sucking machine attached to her utility belt. As the rear of the belt are two large green tubes with wires connecting to six cylinders armed with retractable needles. She can throw the needles from a distance using the wires or stab her opponents directly. Either way, as long as the needle connects, the machine will begin draining the victim's blood. The blood is stored in tubes that are attached to the machine and can be saved for later. However, the machine is also connected to a mask, that allows her to drink the blood directly when it is being sucked out. Sometime before the Final War, her device had received an upgrade, with it now having jet-powered needles that Himiko can freely control rather than having to throw them.

  • Capsules: The blood can be stored in capsules so Himiko can use for later use. The capsules have a metal tube she can drink out of in order to Transform. She stores them in a green box she has on her torso.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

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
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Absent
61. The Worst Combo Absent
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Absent
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Appears
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Flashback
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Appears
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Shadow
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Appears
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
106. Class 1-A Appears
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Mentioned
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Appears
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 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Appears
147. Twoga!! Appears
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Appears
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Appears
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Appears
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Appears
159. It's Over!! Mentioned
160. Expressway Appears
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable 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 Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Appears
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Appears
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Appears
230. Sad Man's Parade Flashback
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Absent
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!! Appears
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Clone
266. Happy Life Appears
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 Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Flashback
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 Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Appears
288. Save Takeo!! Appears
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Mentioned
296. Hellish Hell Mentioned
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Flashback
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 Pictured
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Absent
318. Reckless Fantasy
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 Pictured
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Flashback
325. The Bonds of One For All Mentioned
326. Who Are You Really? Absent
327. Rest!! Absent
328. No Man Is an Island Absent
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Appears
330. Me and Myself Absent
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Absent
334. Parting Gift Absent
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Appears
336. Villain Absent
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 -1 Appears
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Mentioned
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Appears
344. Stars Appears
345. Division Appears
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Absent
347. Inflation Appears
348. Unrequited Appears
349. Battle Flame Appears
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Absent
353. Endeavor Absent
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Absent
355. Extras Absent
356. Regarding the Enemy Absent
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Absent
359. Place of Learning Absent
360. Despite It All... Absent
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Absent
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Absent
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Absent
366. Full Moon Absent
367. Deku vs. All For One Mentioned
368. Rev Up, One For All Absent
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Absent
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Flashback
375. Chaotic Confusion Appears
376. On Knife's Edge Appears
377. The Chain Thus Far Absent
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Absent
379. Hopes Absent
380. A Skosh Absent
381. Dark Mentioned
382. Don't Let Him Go Appears
383. Meek Spirits Absent
384. It's a Small World Absent
385. The Impulses of Youth Mentioned
386. I AM HERE Absent
387. Congealing Mentioned
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Appears
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Appears
391. Rejecting the World Appears
392. Villain Name Appears
393. A Girl's Ego Appears
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Appears
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Appears
396. Battle Without A Quirk Mentioned
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Absent
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Mentioned
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Absent
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Absent
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Absent
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Absent
410. Farewell, All For One!! Absent
411. History's Greatest Villain Mentioned
412. History's Maddest Hero Absent
413. Leaden Mass Absent
414. Overlay Flashback
415. Rejection Absent
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Absent
417. Shimura Absent
418. Meek Spirits Vision
419. Design Absent
420. From Aizawa Absent
421. We Are Here Absent
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Absent
423. One For All vs. All For One Absent
424. Epilogue 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 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 Appears
38. Encounter Appears
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Appears
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Flashback
53. The Test Appears
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Mentioned
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Appears
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Flashback
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets... Flashback
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Fantasy
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Appears
74. Lemillion Appears
75. Unforeseen Hope Appears
76. Infinite 100% Appears
77. Bright Future Appears
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Flashback
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 Fantasy
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 Appears
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 Appears
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Appears
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Appears
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Appears
116. One's Justice Appears
117. Inheritance Absent
118. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
119. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
120. Disaster Walker Appears
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Appears
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
123. The Ones Within Us Appears
124. Dabi's Dance Appears
125. Threads of Hope Appears
126. Final Performance Appears
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Flashback
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Pictured
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
132. Full Power!! Absent
133. Hired Gun Absent
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
135. Friend Appears
136. Deku vs. Class A Absent
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Flashback
138. No Man Is an Island Absent
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Appears
140. Specter Fantasy
141. Villain Appears
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Absent
143. Let You Down Appears
144. Division Appears
145. Inflation Absent
146. Two Flashfires Absent
147. Extras Absent
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent

Trivia

Volume 19 Himiko Toga

Some early concepts for Himiko's character.

  • Concept art of Himiko already depicted her as an archetypal "yandere" (Japanese lingo used to describe a character who's dangerously obsessive towards another). One potential design included a different, plainer face with short pigtails instead of the messy hair buns present in the current Himiko design. She also had an entire row of sharp teeth instead of just prominent canines.
    • The prototype sketches of Himiko state that she is possibly bisexual or pansexual, meaning she may be attracted to both males and females. It is unconfirmed whether this character trait has been kept in the main series. However, it is likely, as Himiko has expressed her "love" towards both Izuku and Ochaco.[23][24]
    • Notably, Himiko's ability to use the Quirks of people she transforms into was first mentioned alongside those sketches, before the story confirmed it properly in Chapter 266.
  • In the third My Hero Academia anime opening, "Singin' to the Sky", Himiko was shown as a silhouette, foreshadowing her appearance to come.
  • Himiko's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Ranked 19th place in the Second and Third Popularity Polls.
    • Ranked 32nd place in the Fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 9th place in the Fifth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 17th place in the Sixth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 21st place in the Seventh and Eighth Popularity Polls.
    • Ranked 3rd in the Second US Popularity Poll.
  • According to Kohei Horikoshi, Himiko is the hardest to illustrate of all the female characters he has created so far, her eyes and hair being particularly difficult.
  • Himiko is the first character in the series to have her name revealed in katakana rather than kanji. This was likely done to avoid hinting at her Quirk.
    • Himiko's surname contains the kanji for "migrate" ( to?) and "self" ( ga?), and her first name contains "wear, put on" ( hi?), "somebody" ( mi?), and "child," which is also a feminine name suffix ( ko?).[25]
  • While Himiko's Quirk was revealed 46 chapters after her proper debut in Chapter 68, it was hinted by her introductory quote to Tomura, where she stated her desire "to be Stainy".
  • Himiko is currently the youngest member of the League of Villains and the only female member following the demise of Magne. She is also the only female lieutenant in the Paranormal Liberation Front.
  • She likes blood and pomegranates.[26]
  • Due to TV regulations in Japan, Himiko couldn't be naked in the original broadcasts of episodes where she was supposed to be. Instead, the footage was altered to look like she was wearing a kind of light skin tone body suit under her disguises. This was changed in the home releases of the series.

Quotes

  • (To Tomura) "I'm Toga! Himiko Toga! Life is too hard! I wanna make a world that's easier to live in! I wanna be Mr. Stainy! I wanna kill Mr. Stainy! So lemme join you, Tomura!"[27]
  • (To Tsuyu) "You're bleeding already, Tsuyu, my good friend! Isn't blood cute? I love it so."[28]
  • (To Ochaco) "Of course you wanna be like the one you love. It's natural. So you end up decking yourself out to look like him. But after enough time, even that's not enough. You literally want to become him. There's no helping it. So what's your type? I love tattered guys reeking of blood. That's why I always carve people up in the end."[29]
  • (As Camie to Izuku) "Looks like we both want to learn about each other, huh? So now... Your turn. Why are you hoping to become a hero? Honor? Pride? For someone else's sake? I want to know... all about you."[30]
  • (To herself disguised as Ochaco Uraraka) "Day after day, the police and heroes came after me. So without even trying, I became sensitive to how other people behave... and I learned that the world treats high school girls just a little bit kinder. So I don't get caught. I don't get caught. I don't get caught."[31]
  • (To Curious) "I just wanna love, live and die my way. My normal way. I wanna be even more like the people I love."[32]
  • (To Mr. Compress) "Where do they draw the line? If Heroes are supposed to save people, then was Jin not considered a person? Will they kill me too? That's what I want to ask Izuku and Ochaco. Depending on their answer I'll be fine."[33]
  • (To Ochaco) "Listen Ochaco, when I think about the people I love it makes me wanna become them. This desire to take all their blood for myself gushes up till I just can't stand it. I get all emotional just thinking about it. That's how I am, but other people aren't like that. It's so hard for me to live like this."[34]
  • (To Ochaco) "Exactly, I've also held it in for so long! When I was little, I was told to stop being me! But that doesn't work! When you shut your feeling away, it only grows inside!"[35]
  • (To Ochaco) "I... fall in love really easily... With animals. With villains. With heroes. With boys. With girls. After all... they've all got such amazing blood pumping through them! They'd tell me to stop grinning! And I'd get so jealous! Izuku reminds me of... a boy I used to like. His name was Saito. But it's not like... I could just ask him for his blood. Cuz, like... then he'd call me a freak or something!! Then he'd think... I was definitely not cute at all. Just like you and Izuku... they'd all scold and lecture me on the right way to be. That's why I joined the League of Villains. Cuz with them, I can live and love how I needed to." [36]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 147 and Episode 73.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 88 and Episode 47.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 73 and Episode 41.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 67 and Episode 37.
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 391.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 68 and Episode 38.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 91 and Episode 48.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 149 and Episode 74.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 148 and Episode 73.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 347.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 225 and Episode 109.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 392.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 287.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 226 and Episode 109.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 348.
  18. 18.0 18.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 105 and Episode 54.
  19. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 108 and Episode 56.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 147.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 375.
  22. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 393.
  23. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 19, Omake
  24. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 223 and Episode 108.
  25. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88.
  26. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 24, Omake
  27. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 68 (p. 2).
  28. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 80 (p. 12).
  29. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 80 (p. 14).
  30. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 106 (p. 8).
  31. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 226.
  32. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 226 (p. 13-14).
  33. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 287 (p. 19).
  34. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 289 (p. 6).
  35. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 289 (p. 13).
  36. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 394.

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