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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 (フード Fūdo?),[1] also known simply as High-End (ハイエンド Hai Endo?),[2] was one of Doctor Kyudai Garaki's twelve intelligent High-End Nomu and the primary antagonist of the Pro Hero Arc.[2]


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.[2] 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.[3] This battle lust was a holdover from its base body's personality: a thug who worked as an underground fighter.[4]

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.


Hood's battle prowess and multiple Quirks allow him to overpower Endeavor, the New No. 1 Pro Hero.

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.

Hood stands over a nigh-defeated Endeavor, proving how powerful he is.

With their battle becoming 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 the point of nigh-victory, but was eventually defeated by the joint effort of Endeavor and Hawks, with the Flame Hero pushing himself past his limits.

  • 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.[5]

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.[2] 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.[3]


Muscle Augmentation ( (きん) (にく) (ぞう) (きょう) Kin'niku Zōkyō?): Hood's Quirk allowed him to augment the muscle fibers in his body, increasing the power and speed of his movements.[5]

Super Regeneration ( (さい) (せい) Saisei?): Hood's second Quirk gave him the ability to regenerate from any damage he takes. He could even regenerate cells that had been burned.[6] As long as his head remained intact, Hood could regenerate his entire body.[3]

Shoulder-Mounted Jets ( (かた) () のジェット () (こう) Katabu no Jetto Kikō?): Hood's third Quirk gave him jets on the back of his shoulders. These jets allowed him to propel himself through the air and fly.[5]

Transforming Arms ( (へん) (よう) する (うで) Hen'yō Suru Ude?): Hood's fourth Quirk allowed him to shapeshift his arms. This gave him the ability to unleash powerful, elastic attacks. He could also turn them into wings to assist with his flight.[5]

Power (パワー Pawā?): Hood's fifth Quirk allowed his body to contain and unleash enormous physical power. He used this to enhance the strength of his attacks.

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.


6/6 S
5/6 A
3/6 C
3/6 C
Danger Factor
6/6 S
Hood's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Debut
186. Endeavor and Hawks Appears
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Appears
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Death
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Corpse
192. The Todoroki Family Flashback
193. Vestiges 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 Flashback
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 Absent
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! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Mentioned
225. Interview with a Vampire Flashback
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
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 Absent
246. Message Absent
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Flashback
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Mentioned
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Flashback
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 Flashback
261. High-Ends Flashback
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
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 Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Mentioned
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Fantasy
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 Absent
Tartarus Escapees 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 Flashback
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 Absent
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 Absent
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
325. The Bonds of One For All Absent
326. Who Are You Really? Absent
327. Rest!! Absent
328. No Man Is an Island Absent

Anime Appearances

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 Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
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 Debut
88. His Start Death
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Flashback
90. Vestiges Corpse
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 Flashback
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Flashback
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Flashback
103. One Thing at a Time Flashback
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Flashback
106. The Unforgiven Flashback
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Flashback
108. My Villain Academia Appears
109. Revival Party Flashback
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances

Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Underground Fighting Tournament Absent
87. Rap Rap Rap Absent
88. Hidden Face, Bare Ears Absent
89. Super-Smashing Tiger Bunny! Debut
90. Team-Up in the Underground Appears
91. Dash Ahead to Plan B Appears
92. Might Signal Appears
93. Three-Second-Back-and-Forth Appears
94. Underground Roots Flashback
94.5. Tanuma Report Absent



  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 224.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 185 and Episode 87.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 and Episode 88.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 254.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 187.

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