My power! My-my new... str-strength. Let-let me try it on y-you!!Hood to Endeavor in "Your Father, the Number One Hero"
Hood resembled other Nomu but with a large, muscular build and a comparatively long neck, which has several large vertebrae jutting out of it. His skin is dark purple/black and his head was shrouded in darkness by a hood of skin, with yellow eyes that resemble Kurogiri's as the only facial feature under it. The muscles on his neck and shoulders were left exposed.
Underneath his hood, his face consisted entirely of an exposed brain, distorted red eyes, and a mouth full of long, jagged teeth.
Prior to being transformed into a Nomu, he was a muscular man with notably long teeth, distorted eyes, black shaggy hair, and a visible tattoo on his left shoulder.
Hood openly showed signs of obedience and loyalty to his master. He spoke with a stutter and broken grammar. Hood was disturbingly eager to fight strong opponents, quickly growing bored with whichever hero he was fixated on after managing to defeat them. This could be seen after he seemingly defeated Endeavor, as he began to wonder if there was an even stronger hero. This battle lust was a holdover from its base body's personality: a thug who worked as an underground fighter.
He also displayed some wits during that battle, as he made distractions for lesser heroes by summoning weaker Nomu. He also protected his weak spot, his head, during battle.
Overall Abilities: The first of the High-End breed of Nomu, Hood was an extraordinarily powerful being that bore the capacity to contend with, and outclass top Pro Heroes and cause mass destruction, singlehandedly. He confronted Endeavor and Hawks, the new respective No. 1 and No. 2 Pro Heroes, and was able to repeatedly evade or recover from Endeavor's fire attacks and outmatch him in power thanks to his multiple quirks and augmented body.
With their fight being drawn-out, Hood was blasted by a weakened Endeavor's strongest technique, "Prominence Burn", yet Hood underwent self-decapitation to avoid total annihilation. Hood continued to dominate Endeavor to nigh-victory, but was eventually defeated by the joint effort of Endeavor and Hawks.
- Immense Strength: Hood was incredibly strong even by Nomu standards. He was able to cling to the side of a concrete building with gripping strength alone. Hood can combine his Power, Muscle Augmentation, and Transforming Arms Quirks to increase his strength even further, as shown when he swung his elongated arm through the entire width of a skyscraper nearly bringing down the top floors of the building. At the same time, Hood used his strength to push Endeavor through multiple solid walls.
- Immense Speed: Complementing his high degree of physical strength, Hood boasts a great degree of movement and reaction speed as well. He was shown to outpace Endeavor through out their fight, avoiding all his attacks including a surprise Jet Burn from behind and even claimed Endeavor was slow. Hood's speed was said to be even with the Number 2 Hero, Hawks who is a hero known for his incredibly high speed.
- Flight: Through a combination of his Transforming Arms and Shoulder-Mounted Jets, Hood was capable of manipulating his body structure to allow him to fly through the air at high speed, easily keeping pace with Hawks, one of the fastest fighters in the world.
Tactical Intellect: Hood's exact level of intelligence was unknown, but as a High-End, he was capable of cohesive speech, unlike any previous Nomu. He also possesses good intuition and planning, as shown when Hood spawned lower-level Nomu to keep Endeavor's reinforcements occupied, given that the High-End was searching for strong opponents and wasn't interested in weaker combatants. Afterwards, Hood, noticing the ceased flame assault, began to realize Endeavor was getting weaker from overusing his Hellflame Quirk. Most notably. Hood was able to cleverly save himself from being vaporized at the hands of Endeavor by decapitating himself, and launching his head to safety, twice.
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Storage: Hood's sixth Quirk gave him the power to store other beings within his own body and release them at will. His limit appeared to be nine.
Battles & Events
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Vigilantes Chapter Appearances
- Hood shares his Japanese voice actor, Tsuguo Mogami, with the original U.S.J. Nomu and Mr. Compress. He also shares his English voice actor, Daman Mills, with Mustard, Moonfish, and the Chainsaw Nomu.
|League of Villains|
|Current Leader||Tomura Shigaraki|
|Recruits||Dabi • Himiko Toga • Magne • Moonfish • Mr. Compress • Muscular • Mustard • Spinner • Twice|
|Underlings||Chomper • Four-Armed Zealot • Gravitational Spring • Hanzo Suiden • Hard Head • Invisible Wall • Martial Hair • Minotaurus • Muscle Man • Needle Hair • Oxy-Man • Sharkyonara • Sickle Claw • Steel Bulwark • Stitched Giant • Tesla • Thousand Eyes • Victor|
|Standard Nomu||U.S.J Nomu • Hosu Nomus • Chainsaw Nomu • Johnny|
|High-End Nomu||Chubs • Eleph • Hood • Ribby • Robot • Woman • Six Unnamed|
|Associates||Giran • Nine|
|Original Members||All For One • Kyudai Garaki • Gigantomachia • Nomu • Kurogiri|
|Locations||League of Villains Bar • Nomu Factory|