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If everyone... If all of us... are even a little bit capable of seeing each other as united as one, then... I see a future where Heroes have time to kill. One so bright, we can't help but grin.
Keigo Takami in "The Bonds Of One For All"

Keigo Takami ( (たか) () (けい) () Takami Keigo?),[3][4] also known as Wing Hero: Hawks (ウィングヒーロー ホークス Wingu Hīrō Hōkusu?), is a former Pro Hero, having become the No. 2 Hero on the Hero Billboard Chart JP.[1]

After the Final War, he became the new president of the Hero Public Safety Commission.[5]


Keigo is a man of average height with a slim and narrow build. He has feathery, ash blond hair that is swept messily backward, with some of the front tufts sticking up in arcs above his head. His eyebrows are notably thick, having a similar texture as his hair, and he has faint stubble on his chin.

His eyes are golden-brown and rather triangular, with two small black triangles just below his tear ducts and in the top corners of his eyes, making them resemble those of a bird. His Quirk grants him a set of large, bright red feathered wings. Although the sizing of his wings is somewhat inconsistent, they are mostly shown to reach over his head when folded.

His hero costume resembles an aviator's uniform; he wears a black shirt with a wavy golden pattern, over which he has a modified tan jacket with a high collar and slits over his shoulders to accommodate his wings; the insides and cuffs of the sleeves are lined with white fur, and black gloves. He has a red square-shaped lobe piercing in each ear, although these are rarely visible as he usually wears a pair of yellow ear-protective headphones over them. A rounded, yellow-tinted (blue in the manga) visor protects his eyes, presumably from UV radiation above the clouds and dirt particles at high speeds.[6]

After the Paranormal Liberation War, and following several injuries given by Dabi, his wings were left as weakened stubs. During his time recovering, he temporarily wears a respirator mask and uses a text-to-voice app on his phone to talk to others, although he soon regains his use of speech and his wings eventually start growing back.[7] Upon returning to hero work, his hair is cut much shorter, while the left side of his face has a jagged scar from his cheek to his neck, and severe scars across his entire back to his upper neck. He also donned different new visors, and his black undershirt has two golden buttons on the neck area.

By the time of the Final War, Keigo wore prosthetics on his wings, so he could try to reach his previous high speeds, as Recovery Girl's Quirk was unable to properly restore them.[8] He also had several katana, which he used in place of his since-burnt feather blades.[9] In the conclusion of the fight, he loses his wings completely after his Quirk is stolen from him by All For One.[10] He shortly afterwards was attacked by some of Himiko Toga's Doubles, now having a giant knife slice mark on the right side of his chest and face.[11]

In the aftermath of the Final War, he has a large jagged scar on his forehead.[5]



Keigo is shown to be highly intelligent, both emotionally and logistically. He promotes a carefree and jovial attitude, while his constant vigilance often hides under layers of serenity and equanimity. Keigo acts laid-back while being on constant alert, usually speaking his mind and coming off as quite rude at times.

Hawks expressions

Keigo's peculiar facial expressions.

Keigo follows the orders of the Hero Public Safety Commission without hesitation, but with subliminal cynicism. Nevertheless, Keigo dislikes formalities, often acting unpredictably while being cocky and taunting. He acts nonchalant and jokingly submissive since he does not care about social status or recognition. Keigo uses a lot of sarcasm such as when he agrees serenely when Katsuki Bakugo claims to have been faster, and he reacts with ironic adaptation when someone claims him to be lesser.[12]

Keigo believes that popular approval is the most important metric a Pro Hero should be judged for since it is the task of a hero to put the citizens at ease - something that he claims he's unable to do. Keigo shows a preference for the lower hero ranks as it would allow him more freedom and avoid the burdens of being a top hero. He states his wish is to patrol in a free, leisurely fashion and "take it easy."[13]

Still, Keigo is said to be ferocious in regards to his Pro Hero duties, understanding the importance of a leader figure among all heroes after All Might's retirement. When around others he likes, Keigo is very talkative and can have a prolonged one-sided conversation casually while helping dozens of civilians simultaneously in his area of influence. He also claims that he will always strive for what he longs for.

Keigo's cunning has been shown multiple times as he outsmarts his surveillance monitors, as well as planning his actions ahead in order to have explanations for the Hood incident. He is rational and more far-sighted than other Pro Heroes, allowing him the best chances to go undercover. He has also demonstrated his intelligence through his investigative work, being quickly able to deduce the truth behind One For All and its connection to All Might and Izuku Midoriya. He was then able to use his analytical skills to try to better understand One For All and All For One, being the one to theorize All For One could never steal the Quirk because he lacks any semblance of hatred required to take it.

Hawks talks about his ideal world for heroes

"I want to make a world where heroes have time to kill."

He appears relaxed in situations of great pressure, such as during the Japanese Hero Billboard Chart. Keigo's gestures are lively, expressive, and highly personalized, as he always wants to get his voice across. He claims to be "bad at keeping it in," even though he possesses complete control over his facial expressions and body language, which makes him an extremely skilled liar. But apparently, he adores the truth, finding lying to be too much work. These traits allowed him to easily work his way into the Paranormal Liberation Front, and the slight change of motivation expertly conveyed to Endeavor the information about the Front's aims and change of leadership.

While Keigo may seem uninterested in most things, he has a good heart, as he saves every single witness from Hood's attack and is silently disgusted at the strain of maintaining his duty-act as a double agent amidst a cabal of villains and terrorists. He also feels guilty about Endeavor's scar, having coaxed the High-End attack into a contained area to reduce casualties.[14]

While he seems relaxed and under-challenged as typical of most prodigies, he is in fact hard-working and under constant pressure with his hero career. It is proclaimed that he trained endlessly to maximize the techniques in which he uses his wings, refining his rescue, support, and combat abilities.

Hawks realizes his fantasy came true

A young Keigo realizes that Heroes are real.

In his childhood, his father, Takami, would force him to stay locked up in the house to ensure no one could discover and capture him, and he was unable to interact with the outside world or anyone his age. Because of this, he initially believed that the heroes he saw on television were just fictional characters. Furthermore, he was subjected to constant physical and emotional abuse by his father. Keigo would be kicked simply for turning his back to his father, who would constantly say how it would've been better if Keigo was never born. Seeing how broken both of his parents were, Keigo held in his emotions and became determined not to endure the same fate.

After his father was arrested by Endeavor, Keigo realized that heroes are indeed real, and his hope was reinvigorated after being freed from his father's abuse. Even in his youth, Keigo showed remarkable inner strength and intelligence, as despite the emotional torment caused by both his parents, he was still firm in his resolve to be a good hero like Endeavor. Keigo displayed his ingenuity and strength when he and his mother were forced out onto the streets, and after being put down by his mother asking why she even had Keigo or what good his wings were, he became determined to be useful. He intervened in a high-speed automobile crash, saving the lives of many people and garnering the attention of the Hero Public Safety Commission, saving both him and his mother from their life of poverty.

Despite his troubled past and him being taken in by a corrupted government who saw him as a mere replacement for Lady Nagant, Hawks was determined to strive and become a hero like his idol, Endeavor. Through the years, he underwent a harsh training regimen by the HPSC to become an undercover double agent for the safety of society. By the time his training was complete, he still retained his optimism, unlike his superior. He also continued to look up to his idol even after Dabi's public recording (which exposed Endeavor's past of abusing his family). Keigo even went so far as to expose his own past for Endeavor's sake, believing that unlike his own father, Endeavor has truly changed for the better.

Keigo's optimistic side is what leads him to want to find the good in others, potentially due to his own personal guilt over never truly forgiving his mother, something he commends Shoto over after learning of his reconciliation with his mother. Alongside trusting Endeavor and witnessing his growth, as well as believing Lady Nagant still has the heart of a hero even after her turn to the dark side, the biggest example of his compassion was with Twice, who he managed to develop a genuine bond of friendship with (even while undercover). Having realized that Twice was truly a good person at heart, and feeling remorseful for exploiting his trust, Keigo held a genuine desire to help the villain rehabilitate, even if the plan ultimately failed.


Feather Blades (Anime)

Keigo uses his feather blades to swiftly defeat 2 low-level Nomus.

Overall Abilities: Keigo was ranked 3rd of Japan's Pro Heroes, before taking the spot of No. 2 after All Might's retirement. When he was eighteen years old, Keigo became one of the top 10 Pro Heroes before taking the No. 3 spot in the four years that followed, making him the youngest top Pro Hero as well as the fastest to reach such a high ranking in Japan. Fast and cunning, Keigo possesses incredible skill and finesse over his Quirk, Fierce Wings, which he primarily uses for flight, high-speed combat, and supporting his allies' mobility using detached feathers. Even as a child, Keigo demonstrated remarkable skill and prowess, being able to singlehandedly save multiple people in a huge car accident with the automobiles going at 130 km/h. In spite of his prowess, Keigo is aware of his Quirk's weakness and will not exhaust his quills unless absolutely necessary. To compensate for his Quirk being unable to enhance his overall brute strength, Keigo employs his plumes as bladed weapons. Combined with his celerity, Keigo can rapidly slice through enemies[15] or fire off smaller plumages from his wings like daggers.[13] His overall Quirk proficiency allowed for Keigo to become both a top Pro Hero and one of the swiftest fighters in the world. In fact, Keigo subdues common criminals so quickly his subordinates only serve as clean-up, while Keigo moves on to his next target.[16]

Without looking, Keigo utilized his feathers to save citizens and animals, as well as apprehend villains, all while holding a walking conversation with Endeavor. When Hood appeared and engaged Endeavor, Keigo was able to effectively evacuate 76 citizens from the collapsing skyscraper before proceeding to aid the Flame Hero against the High-End Nomu. These feats display Keigo's effectiveness at multi-tasking and awareness of his surroundings. Keigo's main strength however happens to be his extraordinary speed, which enabled him to keep pace with Hood, who completely outpaced Endeavor, a combatant with high reflexes. Come winter, Hawks travelled from the top of a skyscraper and apprehended two villains at such a high speed, Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo couldn't follow his movements.

In the Final War against the villains, despite his wings being permanently crippled, Keigo was still selected to fight alongside Endeavor against All For One, and came extremely close to delivering a killing blow with the assistance of Fumikage. Later, he still provided support that was crucial in helping the Flame Hero overwhelm him. As All For One became younger and more powerful due to the accelerated effects of the reversed-engineered Rewind Drug, the villain was effective at brutally defeating him and steals his Quirk. With his Quirk now gone, Hawks has effectively lost all of his speed.

Keen Intellect: Keigo has repeatedly shown to be a highly ingenious individual. Even if he can not compete with Endeavor and/or All Might in terms of raw power, Keigo's intellect is extremely formidable, enhancing his value as a hero to the level of the two high-grade crime fighters. Keigo is observant, collected, and quick-thinking in his verbal confrontations with Dabi and Endeavor. Keigo controlled a large number of feathers simultaneously without looking, while performing a seemingly relaxed conversation, making it appear that he is oblivious to the conflicts around him.[13] During a sit-down with Endeavor, Keigo postulated that All For One was hiding more Nomus outside of Kamino than the ones that were found at the Nomu factory by the Hideout Raid Team, concluding that the League of Villains were searching for the hidden set of Nomus. Later on, during the attack by the High-End Nomu, Hood, Keigo took proper safety precautions whilst vacating the citizens housed inside of the crumbling building. Knowing he wouldn't be able to secure everyone with the minimal plumes he had left, he shifted his focus to those trapped within the damaged portion of the structure, which proved a success. When Endeavor had Keigo use his remaining quills to impel him further into the sky, Keigo realized that it was part of Endeavor's plan to avoid collateral damage.

After Endeavor defeated Twice's League of Villains Doubles, Keigo examined the demolished convoy, identified the container being a life support device, and assumed it was housing another Nomu creature, only to immediately redact his assumption, believing the containment unit was meant to hold something else. His presumption was correct as the life support pod was created for the villain Nine. Over the course of the next week, Keigo was informed that four Pro Heroes had lost their Quirks during that time, and accurately conjectured that victims' powers were stolen by someone with the same Quirk-stealing ability as All For One, and the victims were targeted due to their Quirks being useful. Keigo was even capable of gathering various sensitive information about the politics within the HPSC (without their knowledge)[14] and even tricked the surveillance of the Paranormal Liberation Front, all while maintaining his façade.[17]

Indomitable Will: Despite his relaxed composure and carefree attitude, Hawks has some degree of willpower, strong enough to resist All For One's influence and control. Even after his Quirk was stolen by the villain, his Quirk Factor managed to form within the vestige realm of All For One and was able to rally the other Quirk Factor vestiges against the villain due to his negative emotions corrupting him, making All For One lose control of his Quirks during his final battle with Katsuki Bakugo.[18]

Former Quirk[]

Fierce Wings

Keigo demonstrating his Quirk proficiency.

Fierce Wings ( (ごう) (よく) Gōyoku?): Keigo's Quirk granted him a pair of large, bright red, feathery wings on his back. These wings allowed him to fly, and he could telekinetically control the movement and nature of each individual feather with ease, enabling him to harden them into a blade-like state and/or shoot them as projectiles, as well as control their speed and trajectory.

The feathers are light, yet considerably strong; with just a single feather he is capable of carrying a medium-sized object, such as a rock or a human being, and he can carry larger objects by using multiple feathers.[13] With his many feathers, he is easily able to carry multiple loads at once. He can also feel the vibrations in the air through them in a manner similar to echolocation, allowing him to sense people's locations.[19][20]

As Keigo sheds more feathers, his wings gradually shrink, impairing his ability to fly.[15] When he loses all his feathers, it takes at least two days for them to grow halfway back, which can be a considerable drawback. His feathers are not of infinite quantity and prove to be lacking in abundance during certain occasions. Keigo has mentioned that he does not have enough feathers to hold up a collapsing building, but does have enough to evacuate the victims from said building. Aside from the limited feather quantity, the biggest weakness of Fierce Wings is fire, as it can burn Keigo's feathers, severely impairing his mobility.[21]

Following the Paranormal Liberation War, Keigo's Quirk was greatly hindered due to the injuries he received from Dabi. While his wings grew back enough for him to fly, he was forced to rely on prosthetics to compensate for his missing feathers, limiting his speed.[8]

During the height of the Final War, All For One stole this Quirk from Hawks, leaving him Quirkless.[10]

  • Feather Blades: Keigo plucks out two primary feathers from each of his wings, manipulates their nature, and uses them as swords to cut through his target. They are sharp enough to slice through two white Nomu summoned by High-End. It is also shown that he threatens Dabi with a single feather blade after the attack.[15] Following the injuries his wings sustained, Keigo is unable to draw these blades from his remaining feathers, having to rely on katana instead.
  • Enhanced Sight: Keigo has a very acute sense of sight. From the top of a skyscraper, Keigo was able to spot Endeavor between hundreds of citizens, which implies he has incredibly sharp vision.[22]
  • Enhanced Speed: By his own admission, Keigo's strong side isn't muscle strength but his extraordinary speed. He was able to reach Endeavor's attackers from the top of a skyscraper effortlessly in the blink of an eye, which implies that he can reach much higher speeds. Keigo solves most fights so quickly that his sidekicks can't keep up with him, so he usually just leaves the aftermaths of his battles to them while he rushes to the next case.
  • Vocal Espionage: Keigo is able to use individual feathers to distinguish sounds from the second it changes in the air, allowing him to decode conversations and vocal information by sensing the vibrations. Especially after leaving the room or increasing the distance, this technique makes him a dangerous spy.[17]

Ultimate Moves[]

  • Soundwave Vibration-Enhanced Flight Feather Blade ( (おん) () (しん) (どう) () () 風切太刀 (カゼキリノタチ) Onpa Shindō Fuyo Kazekirinotachi?): Taking advantage of Kyoka Jiro's Legato, Keigo flies around and hits his opponent with a blade. First used against All For One, it had enough power to break his reinforced life support helmet.[23]


3/6 C+
6/6 S
6/6 S+
5/6 A
5/6 A
Keigo's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Katana: Keigo possesses one katana, which is a replacement for his since-burnt feather blades. He uses the katana to attack in a similar way to the feather blades.[9] He used to possess three before the first was destroyed when he attacked All For One's protective helmet,[23] and the second was destroyed when it rebounded off of All For One's Hardflame Fan.[24]

Battles & Events[]

Battles & Events



Chapter Appearances[]

Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Debut
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Appears
186. Endeavor and Hawks Appears
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Appears
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Appears
192. The Todoroki Family Appears
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!! Mentioned
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Flashback
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Mentioned
202. Match 3 Mentioned
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Mentioned
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Mentioned
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
244. Recommended Reading Appears
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Mentioned
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Mentioned
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 Mentioned
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Mentioned
260. Life's Work Appears
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 Appears
267. Flames Appears
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Mentioned
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Mentioned
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Flashback
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Appears
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Flashback
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Appears
303. Top Three Appears
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Appears
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Appears
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Appears
312. Hired Gun Flashback
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Flashback
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Appears
316. Your Turn Appears
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Appears
318. Reckless Absent
319. Friend Flashback
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Voice
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
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? Absent
327. Rest!! Appears
328. No Man Is an Island Mentioned
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Appears
330. Me and Myself Absent
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Absent
334. Parting Gift Appears
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Appears
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Appears
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part -1 Absent
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Appears
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Absent
344. Stars Absent
345. Division Appears
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Absent
347. Inflation Absent
348. Unrequited Absent
349. Battle Flame Absent
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Flashback
353. Endeavor Appears
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Appears
355. Extras Appears
356. Regarding the Enemy Appears
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Appears
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Absent
359. Place of Learning Absent
360. Despite It All... Absent
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Absent
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Appears
364. Why We Wield Power Appears
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Absent
366. Full Moon Absent
367. Deku vs. All For One Absent
368. Rev Up, One For All Absent
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Absent
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Appears
375. Chaotic Confusion Appears
376. On Knife's Edge Appears
377. The Chain Thus Far Absent
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Absent
379. Hopes Mentioned
380. A Skosh Appears
381. Dark Appears
382. Don't Let Him Go Appears
383. Meek Spirits Absent
384. It's a Small World Appears
385. The Impulses of Youth Appears
386. I AM HERE Appears
387. Congealing Absent
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Absent
391. Rejecting the World Appears
392. Villain Name Flashback
393. A Girl's Ego Absent
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Absent
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Appears
396. Battle Without A Quirk Absent
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Flashback
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Absent
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Absent
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Absent
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Vision
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Vision
410. Farewell, All For One!! Vision
411. History's Greatest Villain Absent
412. History's Maddest Hero Absent
413. Leaden Mass Absent
414. Overlay Absent
415. Rejection Absent
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Appears
417. Shimura Absent
418. Meek Spirits Absent
419. Design Absent
420. From Aizawa Absent
421. We Are Here Absent
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Appears
423. One For All vs. All For One Absent
424. Epilogue Absent

Anime Appearances[]

Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Absent
65. Overhaul Absent
66. Boy Meets... Shadow
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Absent
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Debut
88. His Start Appears
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Appears
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Flashback
94. Foresight Mentioned
95. Match 3 Mentioned
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Flashback
106. The Unforgiven Appears
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Pictured
109. Revival Party Flashback
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Appears
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Mentioned
116. One's Justice Appears
117. Inheritance Appears
118. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
119. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
120. Disaster Walker Absent
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Absent
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
123. The Ones Within Us Absent
124. Dabi's Dance Appears
125. Threads of Hope Appears
126. Final Performance Appears
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Absent
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 Voice
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 Flashback
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Appears
143. Let You Down Appears
144. Division Appears
145. Inflation Flashback
146. Two Flashfires Mentioned
147. Extras Appears
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Appears
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent


  • Hawks' given name is composed of the kanji for "disclose, open, say" ( kei?) and "enlightenment, understanding" ( go?), and his surname contains "hawk" ( taka?) and "see, visible, idea" ( mi?).
  • Keigo's design is inspired by Takahiro, a character from Oumagadoki Zoo, one of Kohei Horikoshi's previous works.[2]
    • Keigo himself was originally supposed to be Takahiro, as a transplanted character from Oumagadoki Zoo akin to Uwabami and Kugo Sakamata, but that plan was discarded in favor of a new design.
    • Takahiro in his original design would later make a cameo appearance in My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
  • When first introduced in the manga, Hawks had a silver/white color pallet to the designs of his headgear and shirt, while the anime gave it a warmer yellow/gold color. On the cover of Volume 27, his manga colors were officially changed to match the colors of the anime.
  • Keigo's wings and overall appearance is similar to Angel/Archangel of the X-Men.
  • Although Keigo is bird-like, he seems to have a special liking for bird-based meals, making him a raptor. His favorite food is stated to be chicken.[2]
  • Keigo didn't attend a Heroics course in high school; instead, he was scouted for private Hero education when he was a child.
    • Keigo is the first Pro Hero explicitly stated to have not attended U.A. High School, currently making him the highest-ranking hero to not attend U.A. High.
    • During an interview with Honyasan App, My Hero Academia's then current editor, Yoritomi, revealed that Hawks' backstory is based off Lionel Messi's childhood. He told the interviewer, "You might be familiar with the overseas soccer player Lionel Messi, but his backstory is that at a young age he was scouted by Barcelona and joined. His father had lost his job and couldn't afford the hormone medical treatment Messi needed for his illness, but thanks to his talent for soccer FC Barcelona agreed to cover the medical expenses for them. In exchange for receiving that money, Messi had to agree to live in Spain and only play soccer from a very young age. During the World Cup I told that story to Mr. Horikoshi. The next week, or maybe the week after that, Hawks' story was born."
  • Keigo holds the record for the youngest Pro Hero, as well as the fastest for a Pro Hero to become one of the top 10 Pro Heroes on the Hero Billboard Chart JP.
  • He ranks 2nd in both the overall Hero rankings and in the Hero popularity rankings.
  • Keigo's ratings in the Popularity Polls are as follow:
    • Ranked 4th in the fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 11th in the fifth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 7th in the sixth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 5th in the seventh and ninth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 8th in the eighth Popularity Poll.
  • Keigo's English voice actor, Zeno Robinson, also voices Deidoro Sakaki.
  • Keigo's English voice actress as a child, Emi Lo, also voices Lala Soul.


  • (To Endeavor) "I just wanna enjoy myself. Seriously. Do some leisurely patrolling, put in a few appearances, say "Aw shucks, no trouble today," and get a good night's sleep! That's my ideal life! I wanna make this world one where heroes have time to kill."[25]
  • (To the HPSC) "If dirtying my hands can somehow bring everyone peace of mind, I'll gladly take on this task."[26]
  • "I'm Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where heroes can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed."[26]
  • (To Fumikage Tokoyami) "I'm not especially interested in nurturing the next generation or anything, but... It's great that you're putting in effort to cover your weak points, like short-distance combat, but you shouldn't neglect improving on your strong points either. You're capable of moving much more freely. Look... take it from a fellow bird. If you've got wings, you should stretch them out and fly. There's no need for you to be confined to the ground."[27]
  • (To Twice) "I'll help you get back on your feet... You were dealt a bad hand, but you can atone for your deeds and start over. Because you're a good person."[28]
  • (To Best Jeanist) "When a person's backed into a corner or when they're truly free... that's when they show their true nature. That's why I think Bubaigawara was a decent guy... who was just desperate to be help and I feel... the same way."[29]


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 184 and Episode 87.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 20, Omake
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 266.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 426.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 192 and Episode 90.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 299 and Episode 129.
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 354.
  9. 9.0 9.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 345.
  10. 10.0 10.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 385.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 395.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 243 and Episode 102.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 186 and Episode 87.
  14. 14.0 14.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 191 and Episode 90.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 and Episode 88.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 199 and Episode 93.
  17. 17.0 17.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 245 and Episode 103.
  18. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 409.
  19. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 187 and Episode 88.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 189 and Episode 88.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 267.
  22. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 244 and Episode 102.
  23. 23.0 23.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 355.
  24. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 376.
  25. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186 (p. 13).
  26. 26.0 26.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 192.
  27. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 199 (pp. 5-6).
  28. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 264 (p. 13).
  29. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 299 (p. 17).

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