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I'm here because I wanna live free! We get to decide where we belong!!
Kenji Hikiishi to Overhaul in "Overhaul"

This article is about the former member of the League of Villains. For the Chief of Police, see Kenji Tsuragamae.

Kenji Hikiishi ( (ひき) (いし) (けん) () Hikiishi Kenji?), also known as Magne (マグネ Magune?),[2] was a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and part of its Vanguard Action Squad.[3] She and the rest of her team serve as the main antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc.

Appearance

Magne was a woman with quite a wide, muscular build, her hair smooth, shoulder-length, and reddish magenta color, and her rather square jaw covered thinly with facial hair. Her lips were notably big, appearing to be similar to Rikido Sato’s, just slightly more pink-tinted in color, and she always wore triangular, white-framed sunglasses, obscuring her eyes. Along with these, she also wore a dark orange shirt, left unbuttoned to reveal with white v-neck she had on underneath, and blue jeans secured with a belt, plain dark brown espadrilles on her feet.

Personality

Magne had a cruel and brutal personality, befitting a murderous criminal. Magne joined the League of Villains so that she would be free to live life the way she wanted; this is shown when she refused to be Overhaul's subordinate and attacked him. During her active role in the League, she was shown to be quite perceptive and suited for quick thinking, as shown when she deduced Izuku Midoriya had been the one to defeat Muscular and he needed to be put down and was the one that created the idea to go after the students after they rescued Katsuki Bakugo.

Abilities

Magne easily defeats Pixie-Bob.

Overall Abilities: Magne had proven herself to be a very capable villain, coupled with the good handling she has on her Quirk, Magnetism, which she uses for both offense and support. With the help of two allies that are of the same gender as each other, Magne could apply her Quirk abilities to launch one of them away from the other. Magne can also use her Quirk to surprise enemies, drawing them into close-combat range. According to Tiger, Magne's abilities garnered her a reputation of pulling off multiple top-tier crimes: 9 armed robberies, 3 murders, and 29 attempted murders.

During the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, Magne ambushed Pixie-Bob by drawing her in and knocking her unconscious using the giant magnet the magnetokinetic carries. Magne attempted the do the same to Mandalay, but was intercepted by Tiger. While engaging Tiger, Magne was able to dodge his multitude of attacks and block one of his punches with ease. As Magne was able to predict Tiger's movements, the attack evasion continued for several minutes, until Magne got into an argument with Spinner over letting Izuku flee, giving Tiger the opening to knock Magne to the ground with one punch. Magne rose to her feet afterward, but was taken by surprise when Tiger used his Pliabody Quirk to wrap himself around the villain, successfully restraining Magne. In the midst of the Kamino Incident, Magne aided her teammates in a last-ditch effort to recapture Katsuki, but they were cut off by Mt. Lady, and incapacitated by Gran Torino. When the League of Villains came in contact with Overhaul and refused his offer to serve under him, Magne managed to take the yakuza leader by surprise by magnetizing him and reeled him in for an attack, but she was killed by Overhaul as a result.

  • Enhanced Strength: Magne was shown to possess above-average strength as she was able to block a punch from Tiger, who has his own high physical strength.

Quirk

The southern polar members of the League of Villains being attracted to the northern polar Himiko.

Magnetism: Kenji's Quirk allowed her to apply strong magnetic polarity to people around her within a 4.5-meter radius. She could magnetize a person's entire body or specific portions. Men are polarized south, and women are polarized north. Magne couldn't magnetize herself. She can use this Quirk in conjunction with her weapon, a large magnet, to magnetize enemies and use the magnet to draw them in using their respective polarity. This can be used to brutal efficiency, especially with her strength.

Super Moves

  • Repulsion Breakup: Moonlight Flit Cannon ( (はん) (ぱつ) () (きょく) () () (ほう) Hanpatsu Hakyoku Yonige-Hō?): Magne magnetizes two people of the same gender causing them to repel each other, the person she is not grabbing flies away with extreme speed.[4]

Stats

Power
 
4/5 B
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
2/5 D
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Kenji's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
4/6 B
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
2/6 D
Eye for Observation
 
5/6 A
Kenji's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Giant Magnet: Magne carried a giant magnet wrapped in a cloth that she used in conjunction with her Quirk, allowing her to pull people she magnetized towards her.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Debut
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Absent
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 Absent
125. Overhaul Death
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 Mentioned
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
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 Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Mentioned
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Mentioned
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
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 Flashback
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 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 Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 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 Absent

Anime Appearances

Appearances
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Debut
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 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 Absent
65. Overhaul Death
66. Boy Meets... Flashback
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Flashback
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Fantasy
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Mentioned
74. Lemillion Mentioned
75. Unforeseen Hope Fantasy
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 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 Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Flashback
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Trivia

  • Magne's name contains the kanji for pull ( hi?), stone ( ishi?), strong ( ken?), and magnetism ( ji?).
  • Magne is the first named character in the series to die.
  • Kenji shares her first name with Kenji Tsuragamae. However, both names are composed of different characters and thus, have different spellings.
  • Kenji's English voice actor, Jeremy Inman, also voices the Sludge Villain.
  • Magne is the second confirmed transgender character in the series, identifying as a woman.
    • The first one, a transgender man, is Tiger of the Wild, Wild Pussycats, with Tiger seemingly transitioning before the events of the anime or manga, and Magne having not medically transitioned.
    • Coincidentally, these two characters have both met and fought one another, due to being on opposite sides.
  • She was a B-Rank villain.[5]
  • Before her death, it was revealed that Kenji had an unnamed friend who still supported her decision to live life the way she chose, despite not possessing the courage to do the same thing herself.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 74 (p. 6) and Episode 42.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 75 (p. 5) and Episode 42.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 73 and Episode 41.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 91 (p. 3-4) and Episode 48.
  5. My Hero Academia: Ultra Archive: The Official Character Guide.

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