I swear on my name, Vine... that the schemers will be judged.Ibara Shiozaki in "Quaotic Quirkstravaganza"
Ibara is a girl of medium height with green, thorn-covered vines for hair, one set wrapped around her forehead a couple of times. Because of her Quirk, she can grow them at will but she likes to keep her vines at a reasonably manageable length: just above her waist. Her eyes are squinted and dark green with long lower eyelashes, and she's regarded as cute by Denki Kaminari.
Her hero costume consists of a plain white robe and black knee-high boots.
Ibara is a very modest and courteous person who first makes her humility clear after Present Mic calls her an assassin. Although graceful and soft-spoken, she is not afraid to make her pure intentions known. She seems to be of a highly religious inclination, due to her talking about heaven and divine beings in passing on multiple occasions, and her super moves having somewhat religious names, such as "Faith's Shield" and "Crucifixion".
Despite initially seeming very pure and kind, Ibara shows an unexpected vindictive side, best demonstrated in the Joint Training Arc, with her harsh judgement of Class 1-A and her telling Jurota Shishida that she hoped the "fires of hell" would relieve him of his sins.
She showed her gratitude after receiving a second chance to participate in the U.A. Sports Festival and made her objective to spread well across the world apparent before her fight with Denki. Ibara also prefers to be fair and square, as she disagreed with Neito Monoma's plan to throw the Obstacle Race and placed fourth instead. She also found her teammates "sinful".
Overall Abilities: Ibara has proven herself to be a highly capable individual, as her skills allowed her to earn 4th place in the U.A. Entrance Exam, having a fair balance of both villain and rescue points. She has incredible proficiency over her Quirk's applications, utilizing it in the same manner as Kamui Woods' Arbor Quirk. Ibara seems to be the stationary-type combatant, relying on the restricting properties of her vines in battles while she stands still. Due to this fighting style, however, Ibara leaves herself vulnerable to attacks from an opponent with superior speed, or close-quarters combat abilities, such as Tenya Ida. Her abilities eventually garnered the attention of The Lurkers (consisting of Edgeshot, Kamui Woods, and Mt. Lady, giving Ibara the opportunity to intern under the trio of powerful heroes and improve on close and efficient team maneuvers.
Vines (ツル Tsuru?): Ibara's Quirk gives her hair-like vines that grow on her head. She can lengthen and manipulate the vines, allowing her to attack, defend, and grapple. She also has the ability to detach them at will. The vines will grow back, provided her head receives proper sunlight and water.
- Via Dolorosa (ヴィアドロローサ Via Dororōsa?): Ibara covers an entire area with her vines, trapping anything that touches them.
- Crucifixion (
磔刑Kurusefikushon?): Ibara uses her vines to trap her opponent in a ball of vines suspended in the air to restrict their movement. The shape resembles that of a rubber band ball. She uses this move on Denki to insulate him, rendering him unable to discharge his quirk.
- Faith's Shield (
信仰の盾Feisuzu Shīrudo?): Ibara swiftly creates a wall of vines to protect herself before detaching the vines. She used it as a second line of defense against Denki.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- Ibara's name contains the kanji for "salt" (塩 shio?), "promontory" (崎 zaki?), and "thorn" (茨 ibara?).
- Ibara ranked 4th during the U.A. Entrance Exam with 36 Villain Points and 32 Rescue Points.
- Ibara's favorite food is bread.
- Ibara was originally planned to be in Class 1-A.
- In Volume 4, Horikoshi commented that he finds it hard to draw Ibara's hair.
- Ibara's religious nature, appearance, and Quirk allude to Christianity in several ways:
- Ibara's thorny hair is similar to the crown of thorns that is said to have been placed on Jesus Christ's head at the time of His crucifixion.
- Her Hero Costume consists of a plain white robe, which looks similar to the one worn in many depictions of Jesus Christ.
- Her former Hero name "Maria" is the Latin name for the Virgin Mary.
- Her birthday is September 8, which is also the birthday of the Virgin Mary.
- All of her Super Moves are named after biblical terms.
- (After defeating Denki Kaminari) "Yes... I have not wasted the opportunity bestowed upon me..."
- (When Eijiro Kirishima was thrown at her) "A lost lamb descends from the heavens."
- My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
- My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 21.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 35.
|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|