Hiryu has lightly tanned skin and black hair, reaching roughly down to his shoulders, which he wears in a low braid. His eyes are shaped like those of a reptile, and his irises are notably small.
His hero costume consists of white knee-high boots, a black bodysuit with yellow clouds across the torso and gets progressively baggier as it travels downward. He has a red belt tied around his waist with pouches on the side, a large collar across his chin, and he also wears large yellow gauntlets and a visor on his head. His outfit appears similar to a Jiangshi, his visor appears similar to the talismans commonly seen pasted on their forehead.
Hiryu is willing to work with others as shown during the obstacle course when he suggested for everyone to use their Quirks together in order to clear the way through the fallen 0-point robots. It's notable that Hiryu possesses a serious demeanor when it comes to playing out his abilities into action. He is rather diligent in terms of academic abilities and Quirk functions as well.
Overall Abilities: Hiryu has shown to be a very competent combatant, with a great handle on the applications of his Quirk. Thanks to the versatile nature of his Scales Quirk, Hiryu excels in both close and long-range combat, effectively switching between hand-to-hand combat, and shooting off his scales when it’s most convenient to him. If a target is not close enough for him to engage in close quarters combat, Hiryu can simply fire off scales in an attempt to hit his desired target.
During the Joint Training Battle, Hiryu demonstrated amazing accuracy when it comes to the projectile application of his Quirk, as he was able to hit one of Denki Kaminari's small pointers that were attached to Jurota Shishida without injuring the latter, and from a reasonable distance. Hiryu also possess sharp reflexes, evidenced when he had detected a camouflaged Tsuyu Asui, and quickly enveloped himself in scales in order to defend against her incoming attack. Unfortunately, due to the Rainy Season Hero's incredible leg strength, coupled with the insufficient durability of his scale armor, Hiryu was sent flying into the distance, crashing into Jurota (who was being subdued by Hitoshi Shinso), resulting in Hiryu's team losing the match.
Tactical Intellect: Hiryu has shown to have a strategic mind. After Shoto Todoroki turned various Villain Bots into the wreckage that blocked the path of various U.A. Sports Festival participants, Hiryu quickly suggested that different contenders use their Quirks to clear a path so they can get through the obstacle course portion of the Sports Festival. During round one of the Joint Training Battle, Hiryu deduced his team was being tracked by the opposing team but didn't realize it was due to one of Denki's pointers until he saw one attached to Jurota.
Sufficient force can break through Hiryu's scale armor.
- Sprouting Scales (
芽 鱗Garin?): Through his Scale Gauntlets, Hiryu discharges volleys of scales at a target. This move was first used against one of Denki Kaminari's stray pointers, which was attached to Jurota during the Joint Training Arc.
- Reverse Scales (逆鱗 Gekirin?): Hiryu makes his scales protrude outward instead of inward, so that their sharp ends may face the enemy as spikes for offense.
- Within One: Scale Carapace (
腹 中 鱗 甲Fukuchū Rinkō?): Hiryu activates Scales through his entire skin, essentially creating a full-body armor.
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Scale Gauntlets (スケールガントレット Sukēru Gantoretto?): Hiryu wears a pair of gauntlets that store the scales produced by his arms, and can fire them off in a manner similar to a Gatling gun, greatly enhancing Hiryu's ranged, offensive power.
Battles & Events
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- Hiryu's surname contains the kanji for "scales" (鱗 rin?), and his first name contains "to fly" (飛 hi?) and "dragon" (竜 ryū?).
- When read together, the kanji used to write his first name means "flying dragon" (飛竜?).
- Hiryu's name can be read as "Lin Fei-Long" in Chinese.
- Hiryu also bears the same name as an Imperial Japanese aircraft carrier that was sunk during the Battle of Midway in World War 2.
- Hiryu's hero name is a reference to the shroud draped over distinguished Chinese Leaders.
- In Japanese, the characters of his hero name can be read as "Dragon Shroud."
- Hiryu's favorite food is sushi.
- Hiryu is one of the three students attending U.A. confirmed to be a foreigner, the others being Yuga Aoyama and Pony Tsunotori.
- Hiryu moved from China when he was in elementary school.
- Hiryu dislikes winter since the nature of his Quirk makes it hard for him to keep himself warm.
- The Chinese characters on Hiryu’s visor mean, respectively from top to bottom, as follows: "defense" (防 fáng?), "body" (身 shēn?), "guarantee" (保 bǎo?), "life" (命 mìng?).
- Hiryu's Japanese voice actor, Kosuke Kuwano, also voices Yuga Aoyama.
- Hiryu's English voice actor, Anthony Bowling, also voices Hari Kurono.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 197 (p. 3).
- My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide (p. 96-97).
- My Hero Academia: Ultra Archive: The Official Character Guide.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 21.
- My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 197 and Episode 92.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 21, Omake
|U.A. High School|
|Class 1-A Students||Denki Kaminari • Eijiro Kirishima • Fumikage Tokoyami • Hanta Sero • Izuku Midoriya • Katsuki Bakugo • Koji Koda • Kyoka Jiro • Mashirao Ojiro • Mezo Shoji • Mina Ashido • Minoru Mineta • Momo Yaoyorozu • Ochaco Uraraka • Rikido Sato • Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Ida • Toru Hagakure • Tsuyu Asui • Yuga Aoyama|
|Class 1-B Students||Hiryu Rin • Ibara Shiozaki • Itsuka Kendo • Juzo Honenuki • Jurota Shishida • Kinoko Komori • Kojiro Bondo • Kosei Tsuburaba • Manga Fukidashi • Neito Monoma • Nirengeki Shoda • Pony Tsunotori • Reiko Yanagi • Sen Kaibara • Setsuna Tokage • Shihai Kuroiro • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Togaru Kamakiri • Yosetsu Awase • Yui Kodai|
|Department of Support||Mei Hatsume • Bibimi Kenranzaki|
|General Department||Hitoshi Shinso • Chikuchi Togeike • Tsutsutaka Agoyamato|
|Second Year Students||Mawata Fuwa|
|Third Year Students||Mirio Togata • Nejire Hado • Tamaki Amajiki • Bibimi Kenranzaki • Yuyu Haya|
|Staff||All Might • Cementoss • Ectoplasm • Eraser Head • Hound Dog • Lunch Rush • Midnight • Nezu • Power Loader • Present Mic • Recovery Girl • Snipe • Thirteen • Vlad King • Gran Torino (Retired)|
|Former Students||All Might • Endeavor • Best Jeanist • Midnight • Eraser Head • Loud Cloud • Present Mic • Mister Blaster|
|Locations||Class 1-A • Class 1-B • Conference Room • Ground Beta • Ground Gamma • Ground Omega • Gym Gamma • Heights Alliance • Lunch Rush Cafeteria • P.E. Grounds • Recovery Girl's Nurse's Office • Sports Festival Stadium • Teachers Lounge • U.A.'s Development Studio • Unforeseen Simulation Joint|