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There's no place for insane guys like me in society. As for the people heroes like to save... yeah, they're always the good, virtuous ones. Anyway, I finally accepted me for me and decided to make myself useful to the League of Villains... because I wanna be okay with me being me.
Jin Bubaigawara in "Unleashed"

Jin Bubaigawara ( () (ばい) (がわ) () (じん) Bubaigawara Jin?),[2] also known as Twice (トゥワイス Tuwaisu?),[3] was a major antagonist of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series.

He was a villain affiliated with the League of Villains, part of its Vanguard Action Squad, and later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front.[4] He served as an antagonist in the Forest Training Camp Arc and Shie Hassaikai Arc.


Jin was a rather well-built man with blond hair and gray-blue eyes. He had a large scar splitting his forehead from an incident in his past. He had visible traces of facial hair over his mouth and at the bottom of his chin. His civilian attire consisted of a blue-collared shirt over a white tank top along with a normal pair of pants and boots.

His villain costume was a black and gray bodysuit that covered his body completely, along with gray boots. The upper half of his signature mask was gray with white eye sockets while the lower half-covering his mouth was black. Twice also sported red and green wristbands that he stored his measuring tapes in.

The majority of Twice's suit was black other than the section over his lower legs and the gray designs that appear to form a "T" and "W" over his chest. The "T" is formed by a horizontal line crossing his upper torso and a vertical line ascending from the abdomen. Another line snakes down to his lower torso and splits down to his thighs, which then ascends to his hips forming a "W".



Twice had a very unique personality: explosive, lively, and originally having a very comedic demeanor. He enjoyed assuming dramatic poses and eccentric facial expressions. Twice constantly contradicted himself, making one statement in one voice and then immediately saying the opposite in another voice. For example, he insulted Dabi and then praised him in the same sentence.[3]

Jin's clashing personalities.

This was part of a mental instability Twice would embrace as a villain. He believed understanding your own identity is the most important aspect in life, an understanding he lost during the 9-day conflict of his clone left him unsure if he was the original or not.[5] Jin's identity crisis drove him to insanity, changing his overbearing and lazy previous persona into his manic villainous attitude. Without his mask, Jin suffered more heavily from something akin to otherwise specified dissociative disorder (OSDD): while masked, Twice contradicted himself and acted completely natural about it, but without it his split personalities argued with each other. He would go into a panic and threaten to "split" until he put his mask back on and become "whole".

Jin's strong desire to protect his comrades is shown when saving Himiko from Skeptic and his puppets.

During his confrontation with Skeptic's clones, Jin was revealed to have been a lonely individual who created clones to compensate for friendship. He joined the League of Villains because they accepted his craziness and made him feel comfortable in his own skin. His desperation to find friends lead him to trust others very quickly. As a side effect, this also left him vulnerable to betrayal and emotionally devastated when people like Overhaul or Hawks turned on him. When injured by the fake clones Skeptic created, he moved past his trauma after realizing that he was the original and didn't hesitate to protect Himiko Toga.[6][7]

However, his clones still displayed conflict over who was the original, although they were willing to work past it for their goals. It is shown that even after conquering his inner demons that Jin still occasionally experienced relapses, suggesting his multiple split personality issues.[8] Despite his still fragile mindset, Twice remained resolute in his loyalty to his friends. Rejecting any offer of support from the heroes who threaten them and ultimately giving his life protecting the League; in his final moments, he was content with his fate as he had protected his friends at the end.


Overall Abilities: Twice was a fairly capable villain and a major asset to the League of Villains. His Quirk was very effective in a supporting role, as he could use his power to create reinforcement for both himself and his allies in battle. Tomura Shigaraki claims that Twice's Quirk is a key piece to the League's plans. Overhaul and, later, the Meta Liberation Army, wanted to recruit Twice in order to get a hold of his unique Quirk.[9][10] Other than his Quirk proficiency, Twice was also a skilled acrobat with impressive speed and reaction time, completely evading an ice wave from Shoto Todoroki, one of U.A. High School's most promising students.[11] Having used his abilities for widespread burglary and theft, Twice became one of the government's most wanted criminals.[12] Even Hawks, the number two Pro Hero, believed Twice to be the most dangerous of Tomura's lieutenants,[4] and was one of the main reasons he wanted to kill him during the war.[13]


Jin duplicating himself and other League of Villains members.

Double ( () (ばい) Nibai?): Jin's Quirk granted him the ability to create an exact duplicate of anything, living or not. In order to duplicate something, he needed to know the exact measurements and characteristics. He was limited to only two duplications at a time. The duplicates were not as durable as the original; the second duplicate being even less durable than the first.

When Twice created duplicates of a person, he had no control over the clones because they had their own autonomy; their personalities and abilities being completely identical to the original. Creating doubles of himself allowed him to bypass his two duplicate limit, since a duplicate of a person would possess the same Quirk as the original. He was initially unwilling to duplicate himself due to traumatic experiences involving his own clones, though he eventually overcame this.

The clones didn't disappear, instead they disintegrated into a mud-like substance after taking a certain degree of damage.

According to Giran, this Quirk gave Twice the potential to take down entire countries.

Super Moves

  • Sad Man's Parade ( () (げん) (ぞう) (しょく) 哀れな行進 (サッドマンズパレード) Mugen Zōshoku Saddo Manzu Parēdo?): Jin creates clones of himself, then the clones create clones of themselves, then those clones create clones of themselves. This cycle of exponential growth continues, resulting in thousands of clones of Jin.[14]


3/6 C
3/6 C
3/6 C
3/6 C
Lines of Dialogue
5/6 A
Jin's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Costume: Twice's villain costume was worn by him mainly to help preserve his mental well-being, as wearing his costume and keeping his face covered kept his split personalities from clashing.

  • Measuring Tape: Twice kept measuring tape in both of his wristbands. He used them to collect measurements for his cloning and for combat. The tape is extremely sharp and can be used as a weapon, being enough to cut clean through solid ice.

Knife: Twice and his doubles sometimes utilized a knife in combat, the first instance being when he and his clones fought and killed each other using one, with one of them slicing his forehead. The last instance was when he sent a clone to save Himiko and Mr. Compress from being captured by Eel Boy by stabbing him from behind, at the same moment when he was fatally stabbed by Hawks.

Battles and Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Debut
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Absent
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 Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Flashback
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Appears
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Appears
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Screen
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Appears
147. Twoga!! Appears
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Appears
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Appears
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Appears
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Appears
159. It's Over!! Mentioned
160. Expressway Appears
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Appears
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Appears
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Appears
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Clone
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Clone
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Clone
240. Power Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Mentioned
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Flashback
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
266. Happy Life Death
267. Flames Corpse
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Corpse
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Mentioned
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Flashback
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Mentioned
288. Save Takeo!! Fantasy
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Mentioned
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Screen
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Flashback
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Flashback
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 Absent
303. Top Three Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Mentioned
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Flashback
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Fantasy
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Absent

Anime Appearances

Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Debut
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 Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Flashback
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Absent
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
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... Absent
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Screen
70. GO!! Fantasy
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Appears
74. Lemillion Appears
75. Unforeseen Hope Appears
76. Infinite 100% Appears
77. Bright Future Appears
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Absent
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
88. His Start Absent
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Absent
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Fantasy
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Appears
109. Revival Party Appears
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Appears
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears


Twice's preliminary design.

  • Twice's preliminary design didn't change much from his current one, having a slightly different costume with four eye openings instead of just two.
  • Twice's costume and lively mannerisms may be inspired by Deadpool from Marvel Comics. However, his apparent split personality and using his mask to maintain some level of sanity resembles Rorschach from Watchmen.
  • His costume, Quirk and insanity is also very similar to the Superman villain Riot, who wears a nearly identical costume, can duplicate himself and also became insane.
  • His family name "Bubaigawara", is pronounced and written the same as a train station in Tokyo that is jointly run by two separate railway companies, and it contains the kanji for "part" ( bu?) and "double, twice (as much)" ( bai?). The kanji used for his given name "Jin", 仁, is similar to the kanji for the number two, 二. Additionally, his given name might be the allusion for "jinjin" (じんじん?), the onomatopoeia for a painful tingle or throbbing, such as that of a headache.
  • Twice's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 47th place in the 4th Popularity Poll.
  • Twice is currently the only villain who had the quickest ranking up from a C-rank to an S-rank in just a few months and the only lieutenant of the PLF to be an S-rank villain.
  • Twice shared some similarities with Ectoplasm:
    • Both have disabilities, Twice with insanity issues, and Ectoplasm with prosthetic legs.
    • Both have Quirks that allow them to duplicate themselves.
  • Twice was a smoker.
  • According to his Volume 24 Profile:
    • Twice liked smoking cigarettes.
    • Twice's costume was specially ordered by Giran, designed to be tough yet easy on the skin. With Twice unable to hold together a normal life and income, as well as having lost all the money he stole, it was far more than anything he could afford by himself. Giran ended up putting it on his tab, but still demanded his intermediary fee as a broker.
  • Twice shared his birthday with Mawata Fuwa.
  • Ironically Jin's death revealed that his Doubles melt away without the original, destroying any information that could have resolved his inner struggle if there was any way he could have known.
  • Prior to using his Quirk in the past, Jin had mud-like rings float around his hands while making his Double clones.


  • (To Dabi about Mr. Compress' message regarding the completion of their mission) "Hey, Dabi, you hear that message?! Pretty exciting. Mr. Compress sure got the job done quickly, huh? He took his sweet time, though!! I'm getting sleepy over here."[15]
  • (To himself, about the League of Villains while being attacked by Skeptic's clones) "Especially since I want to repay you guys for accepting me with open arms! I've always had that on my mind! This whole time!"[16]
  • (To Hawks) "Shaddup. Fresh start? That's a load of crap. C'mon!! As for what happens to me...I stopped giving a damn wayyy back!...I'd trade my soul...for the League's happiness!"[17]
  • (To Hawks) "You people...ain't heroes. Never are, never were. None of ya! You throw us to the wolves. All of us down-trodden folks! You don't know, or care but...little Toga, she...she wrapped me up in her hankie, all gentle-like. But, well...betcha didn't know this either...that this is the second time! The second time I managed to screw everyone over. Toga...she probably won't do me that kindness again...but that's okay...I still gotta protect their happiness!" [17]
  • (To himself, about the League of Villains while trying to escape from Hawks) "Protect them, Twice! They accepted me. And how'd I pay them back? By causing them more pain! I can't let it end this way!! Sure, my whole life, it seems like I've been a man falling lower and lower, getting duped. To you, my life looks pathetic, meaningless. I wandered around, searching for myself. And I found myself, blessed with friends better than I could ever be. Could a guy ask for a better life? Die, Hawks. But you don't get to tell me that I was "unlucky". Being here with them... I was happy!"[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 266.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 88 and Episode 47.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 77 and Episode 43.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 115 and Episode 62.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 229 and Episode 110.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 230 and Episode 110.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 240 and Episode 112.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 147 and Episode 73.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 228 and Episode 109.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 82 and Episode 45.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 229.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 265.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 230.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 81 (p. 5).
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 230 (p. 1).
  17. 17.0 17.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 264.

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