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Synopsis
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 twelve of Doctor Garaki's intelligent High-End Nomu and the primary antagonist of the Pro Hero Arc.[3]

Appearance

Hood resembled other Nomu but with a large, muscular build and a comparatively long neck. His head was shrouded in darkness by a hood of skin and the muscles on 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.

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Personality

Hood openly showed signs of obedience and loyalty to his master. He spoke with a stutter and broken grammar[3]. 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.[4] This battle lust was a holdover from its base body's personality: a thug who worked as an underground fighter.[5]

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.

Abilities

Hood outclasses 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 and Endeavor's final struggle.

With their fight being drawn-out, Hood was blasted by a weakened Endeavor's strongest technique, Prominence Burn, yet Hood underwent another self-decapitation to avoid total annihilation. Hood continued to outpace Endeavor and was only 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.
  • Enhanced 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.[6]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Quirks

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.[6]

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.[7] As long as his head remained intact, Hood could regenerate his entire body.[4]

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.[6]

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.[6]

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.

Stats

Power
 
6/6 S
Speed
 
5/6 A
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Menace
 
6/6 S
Hood's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

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. Known 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 Absent
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. Sense Destruction 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. You Could Be 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 Mentioned
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

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Masked Fighting Tournament Absent
87. RAP RAP RAP Absent
88. Hide Head, Don't Hide Ears Absent
89. Brawl! Tiger Bunny Appears
90. Team-Up in the Underground Appears
91. Running Plan B Appears
92. Might Signal Appears
93. Three Second Offense and Defense Appears
94. Rhizomes Appears
94.5. Tanuma Report Absent

Trivia

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 224 (p. 3).
  2. 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 185 (p. 14-15) and Episode 87.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 and Episode 88.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 254.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186 (p. 15-19).
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 187.

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