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I don't know what I should do next, that's true, and I get that the only way to stop him might be to kill him but... I wanna save that little kid!
Izuku Midoriya to Nana Shimura in "Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki"

Izuku Midoriya ( (みどり) () (いず) () Midoriya Izuku?), also known as Deku (デク Deku?), is the main protagonist of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series.

Even though Izuku was born Quirkless, he manages to catch the attention of the legendary Hero All Might, due to his innate heroism and a strong sense of justice, and has since become his close pupil, as well as a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School. All Might passed on his transferable Quirk to Izuku, making him the ninth and final wielder One For All.

Following the Paranormal Liberation War, with Tomura Shigaraki and All For One actively targeting Izuku for his Quirk, he decided to leave U.A. before finishing his first year to keep his classmates out of harm's way.[4] After encouragement and support from his friends, he later returns to the school and leads the heroes against the villains in one final battle to save the world. After the Final War, Izuku managed to defeat Tomura and All For One, but at the cost of rendering himself Quirkless once more.


Izuku is somewhat short for his age, his round face is framed by a short mop of fluffy dark-green hair which curls up at odd angles around his head, casting noticeably dark shadows onto itself. His eyes are large and somewhat circular and his irises are the same shade of green as his hair, which at times are very watery, and are usually stretched quite wide, giving him an innocent, energized appearance. He has a set of four symmetrical freckles in diamond formations, one on each cheek. Izuku has often been described as "plain-looking" or "not standing out" by others.

Though he was initially very skinny, Izuku has gained toned muscles after his ten months of extensive training with All Might, and as the series progresses, these are shown to become more developed and defined as he gradually grows stronger.

After his battle against Shoto Todoroki, the fingers on his right hand became slightly deformed, and his hand shows visible scarring. His right arm was further damaged after his intense fight with Muscular, leaving many more scars. Following his recovery after the previously mentioned fight, Izuku wears a black compression sleeve on the upper portion of his right arm in order to support the heavy damage it sustained: it is partially visible when he wears short sleeves.

During his time in Aldera Junior High School, he wore a plain black gakuran uniform with yellow buttons, accompanied by his signature bright red high top boots, which have thick white soles and black laces.

At U.A., he wears the standard male uniform: a light gray blazer with dark turquoise trimmings over a white dress shirt and dress pants, along with a red tie which he doesn't do up properly, leaving it much shorter than how it should be. Instead of the plain brown shoes worn by the majority of the student body, he still sports his signature red shoes.

Izuku's first hero costume, known as "Costume Alpha," was made by his mother. It was a light green full-body jumpsuit with a red belt, black elbow pads and knee pads, and white gloves, along with his signature red boots. He also wears a mask with long ear-like protrusions that resembles All Might's haircut, and a respirator with a makeshift smile on it that also reflects that of said hero. The costume was severely damaged as a result of his first battle against Katsuki Bakugo and had to be repaired, so during the U.S.J. Arc and My Hero Academia - Save! Rescue Training, Izuku had to wear the U.A. gym uniform. This attire consists of a dark blue high-collared tracksuit with thick white lines over his torso and down his legs, forming the letters "U" and "A," and along with this, a respirator, pair of white gloves, black elbow pads and knee pads.

His second hero costume, known as "Costume Beta," has a few changes made by the costume designers and now looks sturdier and more combat-ready in appearance. The color is now a darker teal with black outlines instead of white. It includes light beige shoulder pads, black knee pads that have been extended to his legs, now reaching up to his thighs. His new gloves are also tinted light beige and are decorated with two blue stripes. His respirator is now metal, diamond-shaped, and has eight holes. Izuku goes without a mask in his second suit, and although the mask is still present, he doesn't wear it much.

During Class 1-A's week of Ultimate Move Training, Izuku had his costume upgraded again to suit his new fighting style, Shoot Style, by adding iron soles to his red boots to increase the power of his kicks. Arm braces were added, along with wrist straps and extending the blue stripes around his biceps, and both his soles and knee pads have yellow bolts fastened into them (originally added before the upgrade in the manga). He called this collection of upgrades "Costume Gamma".

Izuku's fourth hero costume, known as "Costume Delta," makes some minor alterations from his previous hero costume. Before the U.A. School Festival, Mei Hatsume help creates him support gloves, to better help him use his powers for long-range attacks. Prior to the Joint Training Arc, Izuku adds the gloves to his hero costume and uses them in combat.

For Mission: Humarise, Izuku and his classmates at the Endeavor Agency are given special advanced stealth costumes by the World Heroes Association for their mission at Otheon. Izuku's stealth costume was redesigned based on his Delta Costume, consisting of a black suit with teal-green highlights on the lines, equipped with black iron soles and black boots. This costume also includes two silver plates on his shoulders with the letters "WHA" and two straps coming down from his upper body pads with a red button on the left.

After the Paranormal Liberation War, his costume was damaged, giving it a darker and more unclean look. He also wore Gran Torino's cape, as a memoir to his former mentor and to the deceased Nana Shimura. Due to his arm bracers and gloves being destroyed, he wore four Mid-Gauntlets to support his arms and legs, as well as the old gloves from his beta costume. In addition, Izuku wore his mask and respirator much more frequently in order to conceal his identity. Interestingly, him wearing the mask now casts shadows over his eyes, which causes only his green irises to be visible. This appearing feature is very similar to All Might's look, who has his blue eyes shine through the shadows. This is Izuku's fifth hero costume, known as "Costume Epsilon."

Following his fight with Lady Nagant, Izuku's left arm Mid-Gauntlet is partially destroyed, leaving it practically useless. After the explosion at All For One's mansion in Haibori Woods, Izuku gains an overall monstrous appearance that is stained in blood and filth. His costume, cape, and gloves become more damaged and torn, with the gloves looking more claw-like, his respirator appears to have gathered rust and chipped edges, and his iron soles becoming crooked like talons. In addition to his monstrous appearance, Izuku also constantly sprouts up to six Blackwhip tendrils from his back, which Hanta Sero commented was what kept scaring civilians.

After finally recovering and returning back to U.A., Izuku temporarily wore his U.A. gym uniform, before his Costume Epsilon was eventually rebuilt, accompanied by a new pair of Air Force Gloves attached to make-shift Mid-Gauntlets created by Mei, with a golden stripe along the bicep area, alongside Gran Torino's cape formed as a scarf. The costume has a darker green color, gold outlines instead of black, dark green kneepads, and foregoes the cowl altogether, whilst retaining the damaged respirator from Costume Epsilon. This serves as Izuku's sixth hero costume, known as "Costume Zeta".

During his final battle with Tomura, his respirator and at least one of his Mid-Gauntlets are destroyed. His right arm also ends up covered in black coils as a result of overusing Full Cowl and Blackwhip from within his body to repair his broken tendons. Most of Gran Torino's cape is also ruined, and eventually completely destroyed by Tomura.

In order to deal with Gearshift's recoil, he takes on a form known as Deku Overlay, using Blackwhip to control himself, creating a more savage appearance resembling how he looked post-War. He has four Blackwhip tendrils sprouting from his back, and two more from his torso, his fingers are laced with black claws, and his entire body is snaked with Blackwhip with the mouth resembling a jaw. After forcibly transferring all the Quirks from One For All into Tomura, he drops his Overlay form, reverting himself back to his original appearance. Upon returning to the real world, he loses both of his arms, as they were decayed during his interaction with Tenko in the mental realm. However, due to the effects of Rewind courtesy of Eri's horn, his arms managed to regenerate to just before they were decayed. After slightly recovering, Izuku is given bandages around his wrists and a rare All Might shirt from one of the refugees to wear before joining the final battle.

In the aftermath of the Final War, Izuku acquires two new scars, one on the right side of his head, and the other below his right eye spreading down his cheek and reaching his chin. His hair is also shaved down to an undercut on the right side while recovering from his injuries inflicted by Tomura.



Insecure Izuku

Being Quirkless, Izuku lacked confidence around his classmates.

Izuku is a very timid, reserved, and polite boy, frequently overreacting to abnormal situations with exaggerated expressions. Due to yeаrs of being looked down on by Katsuki for lacking a Quirk, he is initially portrayed as insecure, tearful, vulnerable, and non-expressive. These traits are especially present around Katsuki, who also constantly harangued him for his aspirations to become a hero. However, after being accepted into U.A., making new friends, and facing Katsuki during the Battle Trial Arc, Izuku gradually matures into a more confident and braver person who's always eager to prove his worth as a hero, eventually developing strong leadership skills, which combined with his passion and strategic abilities, have turned him into a central figure within Class 1-A alongside Katsuki.[5]

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Izuku's mumbling habit.

Izuku is a quite diligent and strong-willed student, being extremely (and sometimes scarily) enthusiastic about topics related to heroes. His dream drives him to write down notes about everything he learns about heroes' Quirks and fighting capabilities. Thanks to this practice, Izuku has developed a great analytical mind and can form complex battle plans in a few seconds, factoring in the best ways he can utilize the Quirks of allies and enemies alike for his own advantage.

Izuku externalizes his observations through endless mumbling, a habit that annoys or creeps out his peers. Izuku often writes down his observations in a variety of notebooks he titles as Hero Analysis for the Future; he checks on them regularly during school activities, during his free time, or at night.

Tenya watches Izuku save Ochaco

Izuku rushing towards danger.

Izuku is caring and emotional, never hesitating to help or rescue someone in danger, even if he knows that he might not be strong or otherwise qualified enough to do it. Often, he does this on instinct, taking a more careless approach than the usual overthinking he goes through and putting himself in peril in order to protect someone. All Might claims that this trait gives Izuku the most important natural and innate instinct to be a hero; the pure and genuine desire to help people. However, Izuku putting others' lives above his own can go to the extreme, to the point where he has little to no sense of self-preservation. Katsuki speculates that the bullying Izuku received for being Quirkless made him internalize that his life has less worth. Izuku will routinely break his arms for the sake of others, even if it's not completely necessary, such as demanding Shoto to unlock his full potential by using his fire side. This can make Izuku somewhat short-sighted, as he continued to break his arms, despite warnings he could permanently paralyze them and cut his hero career short. Eventually, Izuku relented, adapting his battle style to put less strain on his body. Though when he's in a particularly tight situation, he'll pull back on old habits.

Izuku is known to help or lecture people with personal and emotional problems, regardless of if it's his business or not, claiming that a hero should meddle in other people's lives. This audacious spirit, while initially viewed as perplexing or even insane by others, is also recognized by many, and has earned him the loyalty, gratitude and respect of characters that were previously antagonistic towards him such as Tenya Ida, Shoto, Hitoshi Shinso, Kota Izumi, Sir Nighteye and even the likes of the Hero Killer: Stain and Lady Nagant.

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Izuku breaks down after being acknowledged by All Might.

He has a strong fascination with heroes and is shown well-versed in their history, sometimes even surprising the heroes themselves with his vast knowledge of their abilities and past exploits.[6][7][8] He is prone to geeking out and rambling on about the heroes he meets, often bringing up their history and accomplishments, while also being eager to share this knowledge with others. Of all heroes, the Symbol of Peace, All Might, has impacted and modeled Izuku's life the most. Many of Izuku's decisions and actions result from his desire to become a Pro Hero similar to All Might, and thus he has a great devotion to him.

Izuku is an avid collector of All Might merchandise, has knowledge of his numerous feats of heroism (no matter how minor), and emulates many of his traits. Having inherited his Quirk, one of Izuku's current priorities is to be able to live up to his idol's legacy, as he is always looking for ways to improve his usage of One For All, being aware of the immense pressure that comes with succeeding the greatest Hero of all time. The unwavering trust and approval Izuku receives from All Might has been vital to his development as a hero, especially when the aforementioned feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness plague his mind.

Deku instantly defeats another hired gun

Izuku's more intense and serious side.

Izuku appears to have a more brash and abrasive side to him, which typically shows up when he finds himself in combat. This side of him makes him act more like Katsuki, being rather loud and unwavering, and also with a strong drive towards victory. He claims that this is because he sees Katsuki as the embodiment of what someone who strives for victory should be. He has also admitted that he doesn't like this side of him very much and tends to keep it in check. He does, however, find himself giving in to this almost feral rage when in dire situations and faced against opponents who had brutally hurt people he cares for, like in his battles against Overhaul and Tomura.

Izuku also possesses an empathetic side and has developed a desire to want to understand the Villains he has faced, and potentially save them from themselves. While initially believing Tomura to be a madman who just wants to meaninglessly hurt others, after learning about his tragic history and sensing the pain in his heart through their connection between One For All and All For One, this re-invigorates his belief that a great Hero is someone who saves others, not kills, and because of this, desires to learn how they became villains and see if there is any way to prevent a fight, though he does concede he very well may have to kill Tomura. While he is not naïve in this ideology and will resort to violence if there is no other option, like during his second fight with Muscular, he truly wishes to reach out and help villains recover and reform themselves, even giving Kai Chisaki (whom he was still bitter towards) the chance to save his boss should he make amends with Eri. At the same time, Izuku desires to save Tomura from his life of villainy and pain, even when such a notion feels unlikely and is deemed pretentious by others, showcasing his great sense of humanity.

Class A prepares to train

Thanks to his friends, Izuku returns to his former self.

Following the conclusion of the Paranormal Liberation War, Izuku had begun to drastically change his behavior. After suffering from the trauma brought on by the War, seeing countless innocent people have their lives ruined by the current state of society, having All For One relentlessly target him for his Quirk, and bearing the responsibility of protecting his friends, Izuku became more cold and distant towards others. When All For One vowed to break him both physically and mentally, he became increasingly paranoid about how much harm he will bring to those who are around him. The overwhelming stress and burden resulted in him rushing into fights and leaving behind All Might and the other Heroes looking after him so that no one else will get hurt. His disregard for his own well-being becomes the worst it ever has been as well, neglecting to look after his basic needs like sleeping and eating. Katsuki has noted this behavior to be very similar to how All Might was when he was the Symbol of Peace. This increasingly driven, serious side of him has even caused civilians to note that he doesn't look like a hero. After his friends from U.A. get through to him and take him back in, these traits seem to have diminished, with him now being determined in stopping All For One alongside his friends, teachers, and allies.

During the Final War, even after witnessing Katsuki's near demise at the hands of Tomura, Izuku maintains his desire to find a way to save his enemy. In the core of One For All, Kudo recognizes that Izuku's drive to save people is through his belief that everyone possesses an innately human heart, motivating him forward despite suffering grave injuries during his battle against the overwhelmingly powerful Tomura. Once again, Izuku becomes willing to sacrifice One For All as a means of reaching Tomura's origin and finding the source of his pain and hatred, though this would be interrupted by the untimely return of All For One's vestige who seized back control of Tomura's body. With his friends by his side however, Izuku manages to triumph over the Demon Lord, even seeing through All For One's evil persona and recognizing him as a lonely and vulnerable man.

During the war's aftermath, Izuku still holds some regret that he couldn't save Tomura from dying, but was assured by All Might that he managed to save Tomura's soul by vanquishing his pain and that he managed to complete the duty of One For All. After being rendered Quirkless again with only the leftover embers of One For All remaining, Izuku tries to put on a brave front but is visibly distraught over his time as a hero seemingly running out. He's also rather muted when attending U.A. as a second year a week later, and doleful but accepting of Yuga's decision to leave U.A. and start his hero education over. When he tries to strike up a conversation with Ochaco only for her to deflect by commenting on his hair, he also appears concerned for her while uncertain of how to speak with her further.


Deku counters Katsuki

Izuku possesses moderate combat skills and fundamental fighting knowledge from his years of hero studies.

Overall Abilities: Izuku's greatest asset prior to receiving his Quirk was his vast knowledge of fundamental hero skills and tactics. Izuku studied Pro Heroes for years and is able to apply that knowledge during crisis situations in a practical manner. His immense bravery and desire to become a hero were also important factors in giving him the mentality to protect others. Before gaining his Quirk from All Might, he took on the Sludge Villain and rescued Katsuki because of his boldness and application of heroic skills, something that deeply impressed the No. 1 Hero.

Upon training with All Might, Izuku inherited One For All from him and was granted the ability to harness a stockpile of powerful energy. He can move faster than the eye can see and take down an enormous Villain Bot in a single punch, but the physical backlash at the time prevented Izuku from being able to fight properly or compete with his peers on an even playing field, as throwing a punch or kick with anything beyond moderate force will shatter the bones in his arms and legs. Even so, he still possessed impressive physical durability, and his drive allowed him to withstand the drawbacks of One For All for the most part.

Gentle tries to crush Izuku with brute force.

Izuku's combat abilities allows him to clash with stronger villains, notably Gentle Criminal.

Despite the intense drawbacks of One For All, Izuku's wits provide him with ways to use One For All that is still effective in battle. He also retains his ability to act instinctively based on his notes and possesses basic hand-to-hand combat knowledge. By applying those correctly, Izuku is able to fight toe-to-toe with even the strongest students of Class 1-A, such as Katsuki and Shoto.

Under the tutelage of Gran Torino, Izuku acquired more control over One For All, leading to the creation of Full Cowl, a technique that would eventually become a key component of his fighting style. With Izuku gaining greatly enhanced maneuverability, strength, and a significant reduction in the physical backlash created when using his Quirk uncontrollably, he was able to drastically improve his overall fighting capabilities; his newly attained abilities garnered praise from Gran Torino, who noted that Izuku was on a higher level than he was compared to the Sports Festival.[9] This specific improvement enabled Izuku to compete more closely with his classmates in the physical aspects of the Hero Course and even allows him to fight properly against top villains like the Hero Killer: Stain, who had single-handedly bested various Pro Heroes.

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At 100% power, Izuku was able to hold his own against Tomura.

As Izuku's mastery over his Quirk improves, so do his practical skills. Also, when his skills and experience increase, so does his confidence, which is said to be a source of inspiration to his classmates as well.[5] His body, however, still remains relatively vulnerable to One For All's drawbacks, which gives Izuku a disadvantage against enemies like Muscular or Overhaul, whose Quirks were proven to be too powerful against One For All's weaker outputs, forcing scenarios where Izuku had to sacrifice his body in order to go all out. In order to protect his own body, particularly his arms, Izuku eventually develops his own unique fighting style, diverging himself further from All Might's.

Currently, Izuku is acknowledged by his classmates as a strong, reliable, leading figure, with both his strength and intelligence being respected equally. However, Izuku's Quirk is still an enigma for them (including Izuku himself), which makes him an unpredictable ally for better or worse. As Izuku keeps growing, so does One For All, and with the prospect of having new abilities unlocked in the future, Izuku has to work even harder in order to fully dominate the Quirk that was passed to him.

By the time of the Paranormal Liberation War, Izuku's skills have grown exponentially to the point that he is able to fight alongside exceptional Pro Heroes such as Eraser Head, Gran Torino, and even the current number one Pro Hero, Endeavor. But his biggest feat thus far is holding his own against the Grand Commander of the Liberation Front, Tomura Shigaraki, who has inherited All For One and has a modified body with strength comparable to All Might, and forcing the all-powerful villain on the defensive despite the latter easily overpowering the top Pro Heroes.

Following the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War, Izuku has displayed even greater mastery over his Quirks and showcased the ability to easily outmaneuver his enemies with Blackwhip and 45% of One For All, detect danger without gaining sensory overload, prove En wrong by creating a new Ultimate Move using Smokescreen, and easily alternate between his arsenal of Quirks in his fights with Muscular and Lady Nagant. In his fight against Class 1-A, Izuku displayed himself to be easily capable of fighting on even terms with some of U.A. High School's most powerful students and was shown capable of completely dominating them even when severely outnumbered before succumbing to exhaustion and stress.

During the course of the Final War, Izuku has improved over the span of a month, where he is the only one who has a chance at defeating the fully powered Tomura, and in their final encounter, he has achieved equal standing with Tomura in terms of strength and speed despite the latter changing into his final form. Later in the fight, Izuku demonstrates a level of immense power that he is capable of annihilating Tomura's fingers and arm, with Tomura even acknowledging Izuku could finish him off with a single full powered blow, but since he refuses to kill him, is forced on the defensive instead.

Trained Muscles: Usage of One For All requires the user to have strong muscles, as One For All is a lot to handle and could cause the user's body to be blown apart if they don't possess the necessary bodily strength. Having been trained by All Might for 10 months in order to get his body physically ready to inherit One For All, Izuku gained a muscular physique that lets him perform at parameters higher than that of an average student outside U.A.'s hero course. During the Quirk Apprehension Test, he demonstrated a grip strength of 56 kilograms and the ability to run the 50-meter dash in 7.02 seconds (15.93 mph/25.64 kph). Even after these events, Deku diligently trains his muscles every day and becomes physically stronger throughout the series. He is often seen running laps and using dumbbells or grippers to train during his free time. Deku can also be observed doing the air chair exercise during the breaks between classes.

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Izuku continues fighting even with broken fingers.

Immense Stamina: Izuku has shown on many occasions that he is capable of handling large amounts of pain. Such times were mostly side-effects of overusing his Quirk and frequently led to various broken bones. Izuku is able to avoid those repercussions by staying in a safe range of One For All power output (currently, this is around 45%).

Should he be forced to output more power, Izuku is still capable of fighting decently even with broken limbs thanks to the effects of adrenaline, but will succumb to exhaustion a while later. Izuku also has to be wary of his arms, which have grown damaged due to his repeated injuries and could eventually stop working altogether if he doesn't restrain himself.

After multiple months of hard work and training with the No. 1 Pro Hero Endeavor, Izuku has become much sturdier and resilient when it comes to the drawbacks of his Quirk, allowing him to withstand the recoil from 100% attacks without being instantly incapacitated. He has also shown an even greater pain threshold, when he managed to endure multiple smash attacks at 100% and attacks from Tomura while still standing.

Izuku has shown to even be capable of operating for days on-end without eating or sleeping, going across Japan and fighting multiple villains. Even when severe sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion accumulated, Izuku still fought against powerful villains for nearly a month and made it very difficult for his former classmates to restrain him for a lengthy period of time before finally collapsing. Izuku was also able to withstand overusing Gearshift after its five minute limit was up, though had to wait several minutes to cool down or face complete loss of breath.

Immense Strength: Even without his Quirk, Izuku has shown high levels of physical strength for a person his age. During his training with All Might (who weighs 255 kilograms or 562 pounds), he was shown to be able to lift him on his back while walking. During the sports festival, he could lift a slab of metal roughly the size of his body and wield it as an effective weapon to cleave a one-point bot in two.

When using One For All, his strength further increases to a variety of boundless levels: at 5%, he can shatter metal pillars with a single punch, at 8%, he can lift a steel I beam one-handed. At 15%, he could lift several vehicles in the air with the aid of Blackwhip. At 30%, he can lift a bus full of people one-handed and run fast enough to evade Tomura's decay and restrain the enhanced Tomura with aid from Blackwhip and his anger.

During the Dark Hero Arc, Izuku's strength increases even further and he can now use 45% as his regular output with no backlash. Using 45%, he could defeat a weakened Muscular with a single punch when he was unsuccessful before, casually collapse a building when fighting his classmates, and even managed to break out of Fumikage Tokoyami's Ragnarök, shocking his friends.[10][11]

At 100%, Izuku's strength surpasses even the level of All Might, this allows him to commit astonishing feats. He could easily destroy a massive Villain Bot with a single punch, annihilate a twelve story building, create torrents of wind pressure with a flick of his fingers, and create a massive explosion with a single punch.

With the Second User's Quirk, Gearshift, and the Third User's Fa Jin combined, he can make his punches even faster and build immense kinetic energy feedback, inflicting catastrophic damage to "Tomura" during the Final War, as each punch breaks the sound barrier, to the point Mirio notices the delayed sound of the punches before it can be heard. This combination increases his strength from his 100% limit to what is described as 120% in power. Tomura admits that if Izuku landed a direct attack without holding anything back, even his body wouldn't be able to regenerate.

In the final battle against All For One, despite only possessing the remaining embers of One For All, he was still the only one capable of harming the villain. With his final strike, he made his greatest feat of strength yet when he not only destroyed Tomura's crumbling body and reduced it to ashes, but also blew away the massive storm created by Shoto, Endeavor, and Dabi, clearing the weather of not only all of Japan, but also across America.

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Izuku possesses great speed and reflexes with and without Full Cowl. He can react in time to defend from Shoto's ice which has been shown to occur in the literal blink of an eye and can keep up with Katsuki's movements in their first fight.

When using Full Cowl, his reflexes and movement speed elevates to higher levels; at 5%, he can keep up with Tenya's Recipro Burst which can move faster than the eye can see, at 8%, he proved to surpass Katsuki's own speed and quickly and easily overwhelmed Hitoshi in combat in spite of Hitoshi's improvements, at 20%, he could outpace Overhaul and at 30%, he can keep up with the enhanced Tomura's speed. At 45%, he was capable of keeping up with Lady Nagant's bullet and was even capable of dodging several of her shots, as well as keeping up with Muscular's movements which he previously could not follow.

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Izuku's Faux 100% speed makes him faster than a sniper bullet.

At 100%, his speed rises to levels rivaling or even surpassing that of All Might, which allows him to casually blitz capable villains and move several times faster than the eye can see. During his fight with Overhaul, he could completely outspeed the villain and move fast enough to create afterimages, and later completely overwhelm him with an instantaneous rush of punches. When fighting against Tomura Shigaraki, he could effortlessly blitz the villain and severely damage his weakened body, despite him possessing speed rivaling that of All Might and outclassing that of Gran Torino.

With his Faux 100%, Izuku's speed is on par with All Might's in his prime. Izuku overtook a already fired and moving sniper bullet from Lady Nagant. This allowed him to reach and push Overhaul aside, even before the bullet was able to finish the last small part of the entire distance. With this technique, his speed is so great that, even in an exhausted state, it took the combined effort of Class-A just to catch up with him.

After Izuku unlocked and mastered the Second User of One For All's Quirk, Gearshift, his speed is incredibly enhanced, enabling him to leave the sound of his attacks far behind his movements. His speed has increased so drastically that every punch he makes delayed a sound before it can be heard. "Tomura" stated that even his eyes are completely incapable of keeping up with him at this speed. More impressively, Izuku is shown to be able to react to Tomura in a millisecond and cut his fingers off the instant they touched his face before his Decay could activate. However, after his Danger Sense was stolen, Izuku's reflexes have taken a sharp downward spiral, but was still able to react to Tomura's onslaught of attacks that blasts him all the way to Mt. Fuji.

Immense Durability: Izuku has shown the ability to withstand explosions from Katsuki without One For All and with 5% he's taken building-sized explosions from Katsuki and attacks from Muscular. At 30% of his power, he's withstood blows from the enhanced Tomura, who is said to have power rivalling All Might himself. At 45%, he withstood being shot by Lady Nagant and even managed to survive a massive explosion triggered by All For One. Upon facing his classmates, Izuku was capable of withstanding several powerful attacks such as Fumikage's Ragnarök, ramming full-speed into Shoto's Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall, and even withstanding a collapsing building with little to no injuries.

At 100%, Izuku's durability and endurance rise to extreme levels, making him appear virtually invulnerable to physical trauma. In his fight against Tomura Shigaraki, he could withstand several attacks from the PLF leader and his own Quirk's backlash. In his fight against Nine, Izuku proved easily capable of completely nullifying several of the villain's attacks. However, Izuku's durability has shown to depend on the amount of injuries he has sustained, with minimal injuries providing the greatest results.

By wrapping himself in multiple layers of Blackwhip, Izuku's durability and endurance rise even further, as he was able to block several attacks from Tomura, using Blackwhip as a shield to withstand most of the major damage, internally and externally.

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Izuku studying while strengthening his hands.

Keen Intellect: Izuku has proven to be exceptionally intelligent on many occasions, displaying both keen observational and analytical skills as well as sharp intuition and resourcefulness. His grades are among the highest of his class, showing that his One For All training rarely interferes with his studying. Izuku's intelligence has probably been a more useful asset to him than One For All so far. Izuku is a quick learner, which has helped him figure out most of One For All's mechanisms in a short span of time and work around its limitations. While some of his moves have been directly inspired by All Might (if not, outright copied), the majority of Izuku's moves and techniques were all conceived by him during sudden sparks of inspiration, proof of his creativity.

Izuku also has extensive knowledge of Pro Heroes, his classmates, and their Quirks, taking notes of them in great detail in his Hero Analysis for the Future.[6] This is fruit of excellent observational skills coupled with his own desires in becoming a hero by learning from the best, meaning that Izuku always has a natural interest in expanding his knowledge further and further.

Izuku is an exceptional strategist and tactician. By combining his aforementioned quick learning and knowledge about Quirks, Izuku is able to devise plans that take advantage of his friends' abilities to the fullest. Izuku's calculations have been crucial at several moments of his school life, allowing him to earn victories, such as in the Battle Trial; escape dangerous situations, such as the U.S.J. Incident; and save lives, such as in the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion and Kamino Incident. Indeed, in his battle with his classmates, he used his knowledge of their powers to his advantage and easily overcame a majority of them, shocking a few of them with his skill.[11][12]

His intelligence is greatly respected by everyone in Class 1-A as many of his peers look up to him for planning and follow his strategies to the bottom line. Even Momo Yaoyorozu, the smartest student in the class, has looked up to Izuku as a reference.[13]

Adaptability: Thanks to his analytical abilities, Izuku is able to replicate the techniques of others. For example, after training with Gran Torino and gaining minor mastery of One For All, Izuku was able to duplicate Katsuki's moves during a training exercise. After training and drawing inspiration from his classmate, Tsuyu Asui, Izuku has become proficient enough with Blackwhip to generate a dark tendril from his tongue, allowing him to replicate her "Froppy Style" combat.

After unlocking more assimilated Quirks from One For All, Izuku can craft and combine some of the Quirks to make custom Ultimate Moves such as Blackchain, Faux 100 Percent, and Faux 100 Percent: Manchester Smash.

Furthermore, during his final battle with Tomura Shigaraki, upon becoming immobilized from the use of Gearshift, he used Blackwhip to flex and extend his muscles manually from within, allowing him to build up Fa Jin and swing his arm.

Class 1-A prepares for the test

Izuku at the forefront of Class 1-A.

Leadership Skills: As a natural consequence of his bravery and strategic mindset, Izuku has displayed incredible leadership skills on various occasions.

By the start of his U.A. life, Izuku had already earned the trust of Ochaco Uraraka and Tenya thanks to his actions in the U.A. Entrance Exam, which was enough to allow him to be voted class representative early on, although he relinquished the position to Tenya shortly after. Tsuyu and Minoru Mineta also placed their faith on Izuku during the U.S.J. Incident, following his instructions with little hesitation. By the time of the First Term Final Exam, he had already fought alongside Katsuki and Shoto, who were previously antagonistic to him.

Izuku might not be aware of this, but he is one of the main motivators within his class alongside Katsuki, thanks to a combination of his heroic drive and practical intellect.[5]

Indomitable Will: Throughout the series, and as one of his greatest traits, Izuku displayed an extraordinary level of willpower. Following his dream to become the greatest hero, Izuku develops great determination and willpower. While feeble and doubtful at the beginning, Izuku steadily developed and proved his strong willpower against far menacing adversaries, people doubting and believing in him, and proven to be stronger than many of his classmates. He was the first one to move his body after All For One induced great fear onto him and his classmates. Even when Sir Nighteye foresaw Izuku's death and Eri's failed rescue, he refused to give up and promised to change fate. He has constantly displayed the ability to never give up no matter how severe the injury. When fighting Overhaul, Izuku continuously steeled his resolve to save and protect Eri. Even after being severely injured and feeling the drawbacks of using One For All at 20%, he still kept on fighting against the villain until going all-out with 100%.

During the Paranormal Liberation War, Izuku displayed his resistance against Tomura's terrifying aura. While he did hallucinate his death for a moment, he quickly recovered from it and showed no fear when confronting the villain. When all hope seemed lost, Izuku decided to do everything in his disposal to stop Tomura, no matter what would happen to himself afterwards and knowingly going for the risk of forever losing his arms or worse. Even after shattering his arms and legs and horrifically injuring himself, he developed the Froppy Style with Blackwhip after being inspired by Tsuyu Asui and desperately attempted to capture Tomura.

Deku will continue trying to rescue the child within Tomura

Izuku refusing to give up on the child within Tomura.

After the Paranormal Liberation War, Yo Shindo notices the change and development of Izuku's willpower, stating that he gives off a totally different vibe. Even when Izuku went to confront All For One in the Haibori Woods mansion, he only showed his anger-filled eyes and determination of defeating him. During the Dark Hero Arc, Izuku's will takes a large toll as he begins to succumb to the stress and trauma of the war, as well as leaving U.A. He began to over-exert himself, under-eat, and constantly fend off villains, while showing extremely worrying behavior. He eventually decides to leave behind All Might in order to track down the PLF himself. In reality, Izuku chose to commit these actions to protect his friends from anymore harm, not wanting more people to get hurt or killed due to his actions. This behavior is further enforced after the horrific disfigurement of Lady Nagant right in front of his eyes, which further increased his rage and hatred towards All For One. Eventually, after being rescued by his friends, having Katsuki Bakugo apologize to him for his actions, and Ochaco Uraraka publicly defend him, he finally leaves behind this depressive state and steels his resolve to fight against the villains.

By the time of the Final War, even though Izuku becomes outmatched by Tomura's power, with One For All vulnerable to be stolen and the villain on the verge of destroying Mt. Fuji, Izuku still won't give up and stands against Tomura with no sign of fear. This trait is why Kudo was strongly opposing Izuku as the successor of One For All at first, not because he's a peace-seeking or his desire to save one's archenemy to be a delusional madness, but because of his strong driven notion to save anyone, whether the most vile among them or the Quirkless, as each one of them as an innately human heart. His willpower was so motivated that even with his muscles being torn and suffering through Gearshift's recoil backlash, Izuku still keeps on fighting through. Even within the realm of One For All, and All For One, Izuku's extraordinary willpower was so strong that he was able to withstand against Tomura's immense hatred inside of his core, and make Tomura bend to his will in the final battle. Even after losing his arms, and All For One taking back control of Tomura, Izuku refused to give up fighting. Despite losing his Quirk with only the last embers of One For All, he still manages to turn the spark into a raging inferno similar to All Might's, as he was able to push himself to the brink and dealt the finishing blow to destroy All For One's vestige once and for all, at the cost of ending Tomura's life, with the villain conceding in defeat before succumbing to his injuries and dies as his body disintegrates into ashes.

Former Quirks[]

One For All 20%

Izuku utilizing 20% of One For All.

One For All (ワン・フォー・オール Wan Fō Ōru?): Transferred to him from Toshinori Yagi, Izuku's Quirk allowed him to stockpile an enormous amount of raw power, allowing him to significantly enhance all of his physical abilities to various boundless levels. This resulted in unbelievable levels of strength, speed, stamina, agility, and durability. When Izuku activated One For All, red, vein-like lines course throughout the empowered part of his body.

Izuku could focus the stockpiled power into a single body part, or spread it across his entire body evenly, though, focusing the power in a single part puts a greater strain on that part of his body. He was also able to control what percentage of his full power that he uses. Since he was not born with this power, his body was not naturally suited to handle it, however, over time and with continued training with it, his body has become more accustomed to bracing for the strain. He was able to handle 45% of his full power without breaking his bones, with 30% being his normal output.[14]

Izuku meets the former One For All heirs

The vestige world of One For All.

In addition to the stockpiling power, Izuku also had access to a subconscious realm where vestiges of the consciousnesses of the previous One For All holders dwell. These vestiges could trigger Izuku to activate One For All without any conscious input from himself, as seen when he was under the control of Hitoshi's Brainwashing Quirk and illusionary shadows of these echoes appeared in his vision. Izuku had little to no control over this aspect of One For All, being unable to freely enter or exit, his body not being fully materialized, which limited his movement within the realm, and only being able to talk through muffled sounds since his mouth has not fully manifested yet. However, Izuku had reached the point where he can freely communicate with the vestiges of the previous users while still conscious. Izuku is the first holder of One For All known to have gained access to this realm while still alive.[15][16]

Izuku was granted access to the Quirks of the previous owners of One For All, but he has since transferred all of them to Tomura in an effort to defeat him.[17] In addition to transferring the Quirks of One For All, Izuku also transferred One For All itself to Tomura, leaving him with only the "leftover embers".[18]

  • Gearshift ( (へん) (そく) Hensoku?): The Quirk of the second user, Kudo. This Quirk allows Izuku to change the speed and/or velocity of any target he touches, including himself. This allows him to greatly accelerate his own speed and/or the velocity of his target, and enhance the impact force of his own strikes. After years of being empowered within One For All, Gearshift has evolved into an unusual power that cannot be wielded the usual way. It has also been designated as a last resort. Izuku forcibly transferred this Quirk to Tomura so that he can defeat him from the inside of his soul.[19]
  • Fa Jin ( (はっ) (けい) Hakkei?): The Quirk of the third user, Bruce. This Quirk allows Izuku to build up and store kinetic energy by performing repetitive movement. He can later release this stored energy as an explosive burst of speed and power.Izuku forcibly transferred this Quirk to Tomura so that he can defeat him from the inside of his soul.[19]
  • Danger Sense ( () () (かん) () Kiki Kanchi?): The Quirk of the fourth user, Hikage Shinomori. Formerly residing in One For All, this Quirk allowed Izuku to detect threats in the surrounding area. Due to the amplification of One For All, the detection caused a stabbing sensation in his head and took a toll on his body. This Quirk was stolen by Tomura during the Final War.[20]
  • Blackwhip (黒鞭 (クロムチ) Kuro Muchi?): The Quirk of the fifth user, Daigoro Banjo. This Quirk allows Izuku to generate tendrils of black energy from his body that are good for grappling. It is useful for grabbing things from long distances, capturing opponents, and increasing Izuku's mobility.Izuku forcibly transferred this Quirk to Tomura so that he can defeat him from the inside of his soul.[19]
  • Smokescreen ( (えん) (まく) Enmaku?): The Quirk of the sixth user, En Tayutai. This Quirk allows Izuku to generate a thick cloud of purple smoke from his body. This smoke can cover a very wide area and obscure peoples' vision. Izuku forcibly transferred this Quirk to Tomura so that he can defeat him from the inside of his soul.[21]
  • Float ( () (ゆう) Fuyū?): The Quirk of the seventh user, Nana Shimura. This Quirk allows Izuku to suspend himself in mid-air, granting him flight.Izuku forcibly transferred this Quirk to Tomura so that he can defeat him from the inside of his soul.[19]

Ultimate Moves[]

  • Detroit Smash (デトロイトスマッシュ Detoroito Sumasshu?): The same as All Might's move, except Izuku does it in the form of an uppercut or a straightforward punch.[22]
    • Detroit Smash: Quintuple (デトロイトスマッシュ (クイン) (ティプル) Detoroito Sumasshu Kuintipuru?): Izuku enhances himself with Gearshift and performs five Detroit Smashes in quick succession.[23]
  • Delaware Smash (デラウェアスマッシュ Derawea Sumasshu?): Izuku flicks his finger to create a powerful wind pressure shock wave that has enough force to break large chunks of ice made by Shoto.[24] Due to using this attack at 100%, it fractures the finger, limiting the time he can use this move without gravely injuring himself up to ten times.[25]
  • United States of World Smash (ユナイテッド ステイツ オブ ワールド スマッシュ Yunaiteddo Suteitsu Obu Wārudo Sumasshu?): This Ultimate Move is Izuku's variation of All Might's United States of Smash. Izuku begins this Ultimate Move by increasing his power levels using Full Cowl - 100% and starts unleashing a violent volley of punches. After this, he runs around his opponent, building up momentum and increasing air pressure before delivering a devastating kick. This was first used against Flect Turn.
  • One For All Full Cowl 3

    Full Cowl.

    Full Cowl (フルカウル Furu Kauru?): Through his training with Gran Torino, Izuku was able to unlock this stage of his power and get better control of his Quirk. This technique allows Izuku to utilize a percentage of the full power of One For All throughout his body, by letting the power course and flow through him instead of concentrating it in one location. According to Izuku, this technique gives him greater maneuverability.[26] Activating this technique gives him immense strength, speed, mobility, and agility. It also prevents him from breaking his bones when attacking. The cost of using this technique reduces the damage of how much his attacks do since instead of centering the power into a certain area, Izuku spreads it throughout his body.[27][28] Izuku has been steadily improving the upper limits of the percentage of One For All that he could safely use with this technique since its creation. Izuku's initial limits at the time of creating the technique only allowed him to utilize 5% of the maximum output. During Izuku's fight against Katsuki after the Provisional Hero License Exam, he further improved this limit to 8%. Since his battle against Overhaul, Izuku was capable of using 20% without breaking his bones. At the start of Izuku's internship with Endeavor, he described his percentage limitations to be in the interval of 10% to 15% of his full power without any extraneous load and had also stated that he could use 20%, but not without causing immense pain that would majorly hinder his mobility in battle.[29] By the start of the Paranormal Liberation War, Izuku improved this limit to 30% with the extraneous usage limit of 45% of his full power. [30] When Izuku activates Full Cowl, red, vein-like lines course throughout his body that coincides with the energy flowing through him. When fully active, his body and eyes start to glow with a green, bio-electric aura.
    • 5% Detroit Smash (5パーセント デトロイトスマッシュ Go-pāsento Detoroito Sumasshu?): Izuku activates Full Cowl at 5% then jumps into the air and delivers an enhanced downward punch to the opponent.[31] He has also used this move in the form of a straight, forward-facing punch.[32]
    • Double Detroit Smash (ダブルデトロイトスマッシュ Daburu Detoroito Sumasshu?): Izuku and All Might combine their Detroit Smashes into a single, devastating charge. They performed this final attack against Wolfram, shattering through a humongous chunk of metal and causing a huge explosion that destroyed Izuku's Full Gauntlet.
    • Delaware Smash Air Force (デラウェアスマッシュエアフォース Derarwea Sumasshu Eafosu?): Izuku uses his upgraded gloves that Mei made for him to direct a blast of compressed air against his foe, possessing enough concussive force to stun Gentle Criminal while he was in mid-air, giving Izuku an opening to catch up to him.[33] By using all five of his fingers, he can launch up to four Delaware Smashes simultaneously.[34] It requires 20% of his power to use it effectively using One For All.[29]
  • One For All - 30%: A technique that allows Izuku to use 30% of One For All in his right arm. This percentage was used in conjunction with Melissa Shield's Full Gauntlet, which nullified any drawbacks to using One For All at higher percentages. Because of this, it is unknown how this state affects Izuku's body under normal conditions. With 30% Izuku was able to effortlessly blow away security bots with vast amounts of wind pressure created by the punch.[35]
  • One For All - 45%: A technique that allows Izuku to use 45% of One For All. He's only able to bring this level of power out for a brief period of time; to keep it from wrecking his body he activates it just before the moment of impact.[30]
    • St. Louis Smash Air Force (セントルイス スマッシュエアフォース Sento Ruisu Sumasshu Eafōsu?): Izuku arches his leg back and performs a strong vertical roundhouse kick, firing a large blast of compressed air.[14]
  • Izuku uses 100% on Muscular

    A One For All Smash at 100%.

    One For All - 100%: A technique that allows Izuku to attack using the full power of One For All in the desired part of his body, with the cost of said body part breaking upon execution. Further usage of the same limb after an initial attack can cause scarring, as seen with his fights against Shoto (causing Izuku to get surgery on his right hand due to injuries) and Muscular (leaving multiple scars across his right arm).[36]
    • 100% Detroit Smash (100% デトロイトスマッシュ Hyaku Pāsento Detoroito Sumasshu?): This move involves Izuku activating One For All at 100% in his arm and then striking his target with a lunging punch.[37]
    • 1,000,000% Delaware Detroit Smash (1000000% デトロイトデラウェアスマッシュ Hyaku-man Pāsento Derawea Detoroito Sumasshu?): This move is the strongest smash move in Izuku's arsenal, which involves him activating One For All at 100% during an adrenaline rush and then striking his opponent with a full-swing attack. When performing the move Izuku first uses a full-handed Delaware Smash, then delivers a devastating Detroit Smash. During the climax of his battle with Muscular, Izuku managed to overpower and launch his augmented opponent with enough force to create an impact crater in solid rock with the strike alone, thus defeating the villain.[37]
    • Texas Smash (テキサススマッシュ Tekisasu Sumasshu?): Izuku throws a punch in order to create wind pressure in order to blow objects and people away. This move is first used to critically damage Tomura during the Paranormal Liberation War. [38]
    • Wyoming Smash (ワイオミング スマッシュ Waiomingu Sumasshu?): Izuku draws out 100% of his power into his arms, then proceeds to spike his opponent on the head, creating a powerful shockwave as a result. This technique was first used against Tomura during the Paranormal Liberation War.[39]
  • Full Cowl - Shoot Style

    Izuku's Shoot Style.

    Full Cowl - Shoot Style (フルカウル シュートスタイル Furu Kauru Shūto Sutairu?): While using Full Cowl, Izuku uses a fighting style that focuses more on kicking.[40] Izuku concentrates One for All: Full Cowl's effects in his torso and legs rather than his arms, allowing him to put out even more power due to the fact that the human leg muscles are naturally stronger than the human arm muscles, granting him enough power and stability and allowing him to step away from the shackles of having to imitate All Might.
    • St. Louis Smash (セントルイス スマッシュ Sento Ruisu Sumasshu?): While using the Shoot Style, Izuku leaps into the air and before swinging around to deliver a roundhouse kick to the opponent's face. Izuku used this move to incapacitate Gentle Criminal, who had been empowered by La Brava's Lover Mode Quirk to match Izuku's use of One for All: Full Cowl at 8% of its power.[34]
  • Full Cowl - 20%: Izuku uses 20% of One For All's full power and distributes it throughout his body, giving him even greater power and speed boost.[41]
    • Manchester Smash (マンチェスタースマッシュ Manchesutā Sumasshu?): Izuku leaps into the air and flips forward to bring down an axe kick upon his opponent. Although Kai Chisaki managed to evade it, the attack itself pulverized the ground thoroughly enough that Kai wasn't able to completely retaliate with his Overhaul Quirk.[42]
  • Full Cowl - 30%: A technique that allows Izuku to consistently use 30% of One For All. He was able to utilize this level of One For All near the end of his first year of high school, during the war with the Paranormal Liberation Front.[30]
  • One For All Full Cowl - 100% (Anime)

    Full Cowl - 100%!

    Full Cowl - 100% (フルカウル 100% (パーセント) Furu Kauru Hyaku-pāsento?): Izuku activates One For All to its fullest extent throughout Full Cowl, granting him a tremendous boost in speed and strength that not only rivaled that of All Might but allowed Izuku to easily overwhelm the likes of Kai Chisaki. This was first used against Kai Chisaki to protect Eri. The power increase seemingly gives him fire-like trails coming from his eyes and light-colored hair. He can currently only use it infinitely with no damage done to his body while in physical contact with Eri. Since Eri has the ability to Rewind the state of a person's body, any damage done to Izuku's body by using One For All at 100% would continually be undone by Eri's Quirk which proved useful in his fight with Overhaul.[43]
  • Froppy Style (フロッピースタイル Furoppīsutairu?): Using Blackwhip, he shoots a singular tendril out of his mouth and uses it like Tsuyu does with her tongue.[44]
  • Full Blast ( (ぜん) (かい) Zenkai?): Izuku uses Smokescreen at its maximum, producing a wide area of smoke, blocking the view of his opponent and potentially himself, as well.
  • Pinpoint Focus ( (いっ) (てん) (とっ) () Itten Tokka?): Using Blackwhip, he quickly shoots a long-ranged tendril at a specific target to attack them.
  • Faux 100 Percent Manchester Smash

    Izuku using Faux 100%.

    Faux 100 Percent ( () () 100% (パーセント) Giji Hyaku-pāsento?): Izuku draws out 45% of One For All's power, and combines it with the stored kinetic energy generated by Fa Jin. By doing this he is able to draw out the blinding speed of using One For All at 100%, without the recoil that comes with it.
    • Faux 100 Percent: Manchester Smash ( () () 100% (パーセント) マンチェスタースマッシュ Giji Hyaku-pāsento Manchesutā Sumasshu?): Izuku activates Faux 100 Percent, and lands an axe kick on to his opponent at blinding speed.
  • Blackchain ( (こく) () Kokusa?): By combining Blackwhip and Fa Jin, Izuku is able to create a chain that is able to ensnare and launch opponents at great distances.[45]
  • Transmission (トランスミッション Toransumisshon?): Izuku rushes towards his opponent and punches them several times, with each punch increasing the speed of Gearshift affecting his opponent. These shifts in speed are labelled as "gears."[45]
  • Overdrive (五速 (オーバードライブ) Ōbādoraibu?): Izuku uses Gearshift and Fa Jin on himself, increasing his speed and boosting his power to catch up to opponents and unleash powerful attacks on them. The force he unleashes is described as 120% of One For All.[45]
  • Deku Overlay (デク・オーバーレイ Deku Ōbārei?): After becoming immobilized by the effects of Gearshift, Izuku uses his Blackwhip to pull at the muscles and tendons within his body to simulate movement, which shows up as dark lines underneath his skin.[46]


1/5 E
1/5 E
4/5 B
4/5 B
5/5 A
Izuku's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

5/6 A+
5/6 A
5/6 A
5/6 A
1/6 E
Izuku's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Costume Zeta (コスチュームZ (ゼータ) Kosuchūmu Zēta?): The sixth iteration of Izuku's hero costume. After his previous outfit was almost completely destroyed, this new patchwork includes most of the primary features of the previous versions, including the improved arm bracers and the iron soles to support his arms and legs. The hood has been removed, replaced with Gran Torino's cape as a scarf. The damaged mask from his previous costume remains a part of this one.

  • Iron Soles (アイアンソール Aiansōru?): Created by Mei, these Iron Armor Soles attach to Izuku's signature red shoes. Upon kicking something, the soles absorb the impact and redistribute the kinetic energy back out to increase the impact strength of Izuku's kicks.[47] Izuku requested the soles to strengthen his kicks after resolving to change his fighting style.
  • Air Force Gloves: Created by Mei, these gloves allow Izuku to focus and aim bursts of pressurized air that he creates by flicking his fingers.[33] This allows Izuku to use long-range projectile attacks using One For All. After Izuku's battle with Tomura during the Paranormal Liberation War, the gloves, along with the arm bracers, were completely destroyed,[48] but later received a new version of them from Mei.[49]
  • Mid-Gauntlet (ミッドガントレット Middo Gantoretto?): Presumably created by Melissa after the Paranormal Liberation War, similar to the Full Gauntlet, it allows Izuku to use One For All's power in higher percentages without the worry of harming his body, though will break if used at 100%. Following his fight with Lady Nagant, Izuku's left Mid-Gauntlet is partially destroyed, leaving it practically useless. He later receives new replica versions of the Mid-Gauntlets from Mei.[49]

Full Gauntlet (フルガントレット Furu Gantoretto?): Created by Melissa, it was given to Izuku after she figured out that he was limiting his output of One For All, during the faux villain course at the I-Island Expo. The device allowed him to use his Quirk at higher percentages without the risk of self-injury. The gauntlet was later destroyed at the climax of Izuku and All Might's fight against Wolfram.

Battles & Events[]

Battles & Events

Entrance Exam Arc

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Battle Trial Arc

U.S.J. Arc

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Final Exams Arc

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Forest Training Camp Arc

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Shie Hassaikai Arc

U.A. School Festival Arc

Pro Hero Arc

Joint Training Arc

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising

Endeavor Agency Arc

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

Dark Hero Arc

U.A. Traitor Arc

Final War Arc



Chapter Appearances[]

Entrance Exam Arc
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Debut
2. Roaring Muscles Appears
3. Entrance Exam Appears
4. Starting Line Appears
Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Appears
6. What I Can Do for Now Appears
7. Costume Change? Appears
Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Appears
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Appears
10. Breaking Bakugo Appears
11. Bakugo's Starting Line Appears
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Appears
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Appears
18. Heroes' Counterattack Appears
19. All Might Appears
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
23. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Appears
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Appears
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso's Situation Appears
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Appears
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Appears
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Ida Appears
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
47. Struggling Appears
48. Getting the Knack Appears
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
50. Kill 'Em Dead Appears
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Appears
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Appears
53. From Todoroki to Ida Appears
54. Re: Ingenium Appears
55. Conclusion?! Appears
56. Conclusion Appears
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Appears
58. Internship's End Appears
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Appears
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Appears
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Appears
66. Midoriya's Observations Appears
67. Stripping the Varnish Appears
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Appears
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Appears
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Appears
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Appears
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Appears
93. One For All's Ember Appears
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
96. Home Visits Appears
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Appears
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Appears
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Appears
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Appears
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Appears
102. On Cloud Nine Appears
103. The Test Appears
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
106. Class 1-A Appears
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Appears
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Appears
112. What's the Big Idea? Appears
113. Test's Aftermath Appears
114. Results' Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Appears
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Appears
118. Meaningless Battle Appears
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Appears
120. The Three Appears
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Appears
123. Unrivaled Appears
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Appears
126. Open Up, World Appears
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Appears
128. Boy Meets... Appears
129. Eri Appears
130. Listen to the Truth Appears
131. Fighting Fate Appears
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
135. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
136. Close at Hand!! Appears
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Appears
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Appears
140. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Appears
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Mentioned
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Appears
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Appears
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Appears
150. Mirio Togata Flashback
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Appears
153. Transform! Appears
154. Unforeseen Hope Appears
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Appears
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Appears
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Appears
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Mentioned
161. Bright Future Appears
162. Suitable One Appears
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Appears
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Appears
170. With Eri Appears
171. Gentle and La Brava Appears
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Appears
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Appears
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Appears
177. At the Construction Site Appears
178. The Woman Called La Brava Appears
179. School Festival Start!! Appears
180. Unbeknownst Appears
181. For Someone Else Appears
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Appears
192. The Todoroki Family Appears
193. Vestiges Appears
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Appears
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Appears
198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Appears
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Appears
205. Detour Voice
206. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
207. Early Bird! Appears
208. Match 4 Conclusion Appears
209. Match 5 Start Appears
210. The One For All Dream Appears
211. That Which Is Inherited Appears
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Appears
213. Realm of Souls Appears
214. Our Brawl Appears
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Appears
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Appears
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Appears
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Mentioned
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Mentioned
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Flashback
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 Flashback
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! Appears
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
244. Recommended Reading Appears
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Appears
248. One Thing at a Time Appears
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Appears
250. Ending Appears
251. Just One Week Appears
252. The Unforgiven Appears
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Appears
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Appears
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
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 Appears
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Appears
275. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
276. You Cheated...! Appears
277. Who...? Appears
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Appears
282. Footfall of Destruction Appears
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Appears
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
286. The Ones Within Us Appears
287. Mistake Appears
288. Save Takeo!! Mentioned
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi's Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Appears
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Appears
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Flashback
303. Top Three Appears
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Appears
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
306. The Final Act Begins Appears
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Appears
308. Full Power!! Appears
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Appears
310. Masters and Pupil Appears
311. Here We Go!! Appears
312. Hired Gun Appears
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Appears
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Appears
315. Platitudes Appears
316. Your Turn Appears
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Appears
318. Reckless Appears
319. Friend Appears
320. Deku vs. Class A Appears
321. From Class A to One For All Appears
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Appears
323. That Single Step Appears
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Appears
325. The Bonds of One For All Appears
326. Who Are You Really? Flashback
327. Rest!! Appears
328. No Man Is an Island Flashback
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
330. Me and Myself Absent
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Fantasy
334. Parting Gift Appears
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Appears
336. Villain Appears
337. A Disposable Life Appears
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Appears
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Appears
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Flashback
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part -1 Flashback
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Appears
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Appears
344. Stars Appears
345. Division Appears
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Flashback
347. Inflation Appears
348. Unrequited Appears
349. Battle Flame Appears
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Flashback
352. Ultimate Moves Flashback
353. Endeavor Mentioned
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Mentioned
355. Extras Flashback
356. Regarding the Enemy Mentioned
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Appears
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Flashback
359. Place of Learning Mentioned
360. Despite It All... Mentioned
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Flashback
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Mentioned
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Flashback
366. Full Moon Appears
367. Deku vs. All For One Appears
368. Rev Up, One For All Appears
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Appears
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Flashback
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Appears
375. Chaotic Confusion Absent
376. On Knife's Edge Mentioned
377. The Chain Thus Far Appears
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Appears
379. Hopes Appears
380. A Skosh Appears
381. Dark Flashback
382. Don't Let Him Go Mentioned
383. Meek Spirits Flashback
384. It's a Small World Appears
385. The Impulses of Youth Flashback
386. I AM HERE Fantasy
387. Congealing Flashback
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Flashback
391. Rejecting the World Absent
392. Villain Name Absent
393. A Girl's Ego Flashback
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Mentioned
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Flashback
396. Battle Without A Quirk Mentioned
397. Trash Cleanup Flashback
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Appears
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Flashback
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Appears
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Appears
404. We Love You, All Might!! Appears
405. The Final Boss!! Appears
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Appears
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Absent
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Flashback
410. Farewell, All For One!! Appears
411. History's Greatest Villain Appears
412. History's Maddest Hero Appears
413. Leaden Mass Appears
414. Overlay Appears
415. Rejection Appears
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Appears
417. Shimura Appears
418. Meek Spirits Appears
419. Design Appears
420. From Aizawa Appears
421. We Are Here Appears
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Appears
423. One For All vs. All For One Appears
424. Epilogue Appears

Anime Appearances[]

Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Debut
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Appears
3. Roaring Muscles Appears
4. Start Line Appears
5. What I Can Do for Now Appears
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Appears
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Appears
8. Bakugo's Start Line Appears
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
10. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
11. Game Over Appears
12. All Might Appears
13. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
15. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Appears
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Appears
19. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
20. Victory or Defeat Appears
21. Battle on, Challengers! Appears
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
24. Fight on, Ida Appears
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
26. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Appears
30. Climax Appears
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Appears
32. Everyone's Internships Appears
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
34. Gear up for Final Exams Appears
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Appears
36. Stripping the Varnish Appears
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Appears
38. Encounter Appears
Season 3
39. Game Start Appears
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Appears
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Appears
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Appears
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Appears
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Appears
53. The Test Appears
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Appears
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Appears
59. What's the Big Idea? Appears
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Appears
62. A Season for Encounters Appears
63. Unrivaled Appears
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Appears
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets... Appears
67. Fighting Fate Appears
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
69. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
70. GO!! Appears
71. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
72. Red Riot Appears
73. Temp Squad Appears
74. Lemillion Appears
75. Unforeseen Hope Appears
76. Infinite 100% Appears
77. Bright Future Appears
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Flashback
80. Relief for License Trainees Appears
81. School Festival Appears
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Appears
83. Gold Tips Imperial Appears
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Appears
85. School Festival Start!! Appears
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
88. His Start Appears
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Appears
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Appears
93. Operation New Improv Moves Appears
94. Foresight Appears
95. Match 3 Appears
96. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
97. Early Bird! Appears
98. That Which Is Inherited Appears
99. Our Brawl Appears
100. The New Power and All For One Appears
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Appears
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Appears
106. The Unforgiven Appears
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Mentioned
109. Revival Party Flashback
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Voice
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Appears
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Appears
116. One's Justice Absent
117. Inheritance Absent
118. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
119. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
120. Disaster Walker Appears
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Appears
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
123. The Ones Within Us Appears
124. Dabi's Dance Appears
125. Threads of Hope Appears
126. Final Performance Appears
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Appears
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Appears
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
132. Full Power!! Appears
133. Hired Gun Appears
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Appears
135. Friend Appears
136. Deku vs. Class A Appears
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Appears
138. No Man Is an Island Appears
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Appears
140. Specter Appears
141. Villain Appears
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Appears
143. Let You Down Appears
144. Division Appears
145. Inflation Appears
146. Two Flashfires Flashback
147. Extras Flashback
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent


Prototype Izuku

Early design concept for Izuku and his costume.

  • Izuku was originally planned to be an adult as seen in the one-shot My Hero.
    • In the early concept stages of My Hero Academia, Izuku was known as "Mikumo Akatani." He had a longer and curlier hairdo, with bangs blocking one of his eyes. He was Quirkless in this concept, relying more on makeshift gadgets and luck to deal with obstacles. His hero costume was also slightly more intimidating. The costume was shown in a sketch having an orange color scheme.
    • Kohei Horikoshi once commented that he was unsatisfied with Mikumo's design, especially his hair. This made Horikoshi think up the current design with slightly shorter hair.[1] He also received suggestions from editors to give the protagonist an actual superpower, so he wouldn't naturally fade into the background.
  • According to Izuku's profile in Volume 1:
    • His favorite food is Katsudon.
    • He was deliberately designed to look plain.
  • Regarding Izuku's academic life and performance, his U.A. data is as follows:
    • Student No. 18 in Class 1-A.
    • Ranked seventh during the U.A. Entrance Exam.
    • Ranked twentieth (last) for the Quirk Apprehension Test.
      • His fifty-meter dash record is 7.02 seconds. His previous record was 7.49 in middle school.
      • His grip strength record is 56 kilograms (123.459 pounds). His previous record was 40 kilograms (88.185 pounds) in middle school.
      • His softball throw record is 705.3 meters (2313.98 feet). Without his Quirk, it's 46 meters (150 feet).
    • Ranked fourth in Class 1-A's mid-term grades.[50]
    • Ranked in the Top 8 of the U.A. Sports Festival First-Year Stage.
      • Izuku received only one nomination from Gran Torino for his U.A. Sports Festival performance, technically making him the tenth most nominated Class 1-A student.
    • Scored seventy-one in the Provisional Hero License Exam.
  • Initially, Izuku was voted to be 1-A's class representative before he decided to willingly pass the position over to Tenya.
  • Izuku's surname contains the kanji for "green" ( midori?) and "valley" ( ya?), and his given name contains "coming out/being from a certain place, one's turn to go on" ( izu?) and "long ago, old story" ( ku?).
    • "久" is also homophonous to "nine" (? usually read as kyū), which refers to him being the ninth user of One For All.
  • "Deku" (デク?) is another reading of his first name, Izuku (出久?). Written with different kanji, it can refer to a wooden figure or puppet (木偶 (でく) deku?), which is a term often used as an insult for someone who can't do or achieve anything.
    • Izuku's nickname, "Deku," was given to him by Katsuki when they were children as an insult.
    • According to Kohei Horikoshi, the inspiration for the name Deku was from Kenji Miyazawa's poem "Ame ni Mo Makezu" (Be Not Defeated by the Rain).
    • Later, Ochaco finds the nickname inspiring and says that "Deku" gives off a feeling of "I can do it" (頑張 (がんば) ganbaru?), because of its similarity to the word meaning "to be able to do" (できる dekiru?).
    • In the Funimation dub, both Katsuki and Izuku indicate that his nickname is an abbreviation of a different nickname: "Defenseless Izuku," hence Deku.
  • Izuku's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Izuku ranked first in the first Popularity Poll.
    • Izuku ranked second in the second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth Popularity Polls.
    • Izuku ranked third in the fourth Popularity Poll.
  • He shares his birthday with Mirio Togata and Rapt Tokage.
  • His Quirk is listed as "Super-Power" (超パワー Chō Pawā?) in public records, in order to protect the secret about One For All.[51]
  • Izuku's alpha costume cost only ¥40,380 ($370.53 U.S. dollars) to make.[52]
    • Izuku's later costumes share the same designer as Shoto's.[53]
  • Izuku's Japanese voice actress for when he was a child, Akeno Watanabe, also voices Mika Jiro and Midnight.
  • Izuku is one of three characters (along with Nine and Gigantomachia) with the third most amount of Quirks, possessing a total of seven Quirks.


  • (To All Might) "I have to work harder than anyone else to make it! I'll never catch up otherwise...! I want to be like you...! Like you. The strongest hero."[54]
  • (To Katsuki) "I'm not gonna be your worthless punching bag Deku forever... Kacchan. I'm... I'm the Deku who always does his best!"[55]
  • (To Shoto) "Just trying to meet expectations! A smiling... dependable... cool hero... That's what I wanna be! That's why I'm giving it everything! For everyone! Your experiences... your determination... I can't even begin to imagine what all that's like... but... If you become number one without giving it your all... Then I don't think you're serious... about denying him everything! That's why I have to win! I have to surpass you!"[56]
  • (To Tenya) "I-I've got a lot to say to you, but... That'll have to come later...! Because it's like All Might said... Giving help that's not asked for... is what makes a true hero!"[57]
  • (To All Might) "I'll do my best! Whatever you say, All Might... I'll step up to the challenge! As long as you're by my side, I can do anything... That's how I feel, anyway!"[58]
  • (To Kota) "If all the villains attacking tonight are on his level... everyone's in trouble. And they might be after us students. I need to tell Mr. Aizawa and the Wild, Wild Pussycats what I know. If my actions can save any of them... Then I've gotta do something."[59]
  • (To Overhaul) "If I can't save one little girl right in front of me... Then how can I ever hope to be a hero who saves everyone?!"[60]


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 1, Omake
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  3. My Hero Academia: Ultra Archive: The Official Character Guide.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 306 and Episode 131.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 106 and Episode 55.
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 1 and Episode 2.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 6 and Episode 5.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 70 and Episode 40.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 58 and Episode 33.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 309.
  11. 11.0 11.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 320.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 321.
  13. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 55.
  14. 14.0 14.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 272.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 286.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 287.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 417.
  18. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 421.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 414.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 410.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 415.
  22. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 10 and Episode 7.
  23. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 369.
  24. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 15 and Episode 10.
  25. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 38 and Episode 23.
  26. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 102 and Episode 53.
  27. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 48 and Episode 27.
  28. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 49 and Episode 28.
  29. 29.0 29.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 247 and Episode 103.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 275.
  31. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 52 and Episode 29.
  32. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 and Episode 41.
  33. 33.0 33.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 176 and Episode 84.
  34. 34.0 34.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 180 and Episode 85.
  35. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
  36. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 75 and Episode 42.
  37. 37.0 37.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 76 and Episode 42.
  38. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 285.
  39. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 282.
  40. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 101 and Episode 52.
  41. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 154 and Episode 75.
  42. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 155 and Episode 75.
  43. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 157 and Episode 76.
  44. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 293.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 368.
  46. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 412.
  47. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 105 and Episode 54.
  48. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 306.
  49. 49.0 49.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 339.
  50. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 60 and Episode 34.
  51. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 39.
  52. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 5, Omake
  53. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 13, Omake
  54. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 2 (p. 17) and Episode 3.
  55. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 8 (pp. 16-17) and Episode 6.
  56. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 39 (pp. 8-12) and Episode 23.
  57. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 52 (pp. 9-10) and Episode 29.
  58. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 59 (p. 14) and Episode 33.
  59. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 77 (p. 4) and Episode 43.
  60. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 158 (pp. 13-14) and Episode 76.

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