Black wood cauliflower shroom! Yellow knight shroom! Enoki shroom, inky cap shroom! Grow, grow! Cover the earth with me! Make it shroomtastic!Kinoko Komori in "Clever Commander!"
Kinoko is a short girl of a rather thin build, with honey brown hair, curved inwards in a mushroom-shaped bob that reaches just below her narrow shoulders. She has a long fringe that completely covers her eyes, hiding most of her face, and her mouth is notably large. Unobscured, her eyes are wide and rather cat-like; tilted inwards with rather long lower eyelashes, and her irises are a warm brown color. Kinoko's pupils are little black crosses, both together highly resembling the caps of cross-sliced shiitake mushrooms.
Her hero costume consists of a turtleneck dress with long sleeves and furred cuffs, which is decorated with a red and white fly agaric pattern, matching the one on her mushroom cap-shaped hat. She wears pale pink knee-high boots with thick tan soles and frilled shafts, patterned with the same fly agaric as her dress, and around her waist is a dark brown belt with a large golden buckle. Altogether, her costume bears a strong resemblance to a mushroom, which is a reference to the Quirk she possesses.
During the U.A. Sports Festival, Kinoko has her eyes hidden by her front bangs and wears a sullen expression, suggesting that she is very shy.
However, Kinoko arrives at the Joint Training Battle alongside her classmates with a big smile, contrasting with her demeanor during the Sports Festival. When her teammate Shihai Kuroiro's plan fails, she excitedly initiates her part of the plan using her Mushroom Quirk, suggesting that her confidence has increased greatly, or at least that she is more comfortable around mushrooms.
She enjoys using her Quirk which stems from her gleeful liking for mushrooms. She remembers the scientific name of all the mushrooms she can spawn and happily adds endearing honorifics to them. She also likes to make mushroom puns during a battle.
Overall Abilities: While not being the combat-type, Kinoko possesses incredible proficiency over her Quirk abilities. She is able to produce spores that can generate hordes of mushrooms in various, unexpected areas to surprise and overwhelm her opponents, as well as provide a smokescreen to simultaneously obscure her opponents' line of view and conceal the presence of both herself and her allies, especially Shihai Kuroiro, who excels in espionage. Kinoko has access to at least 2 spray bottles that she uses to increase an area's humidity levels, allowing her spores to scatter more easily. She is able to completely cover a terrain with mushrooms in a few minutes through this method, however, in order to prevent her teammates from being affected, they must be sterilized with an antifungal spray first.
During the second round of the Joint Training Battle, Neito Monoma stated that even though Kinoko has very low combat abilities, she is an opponent worth fearing. Even though she was subdued by Fumikage Tokoyami, he overall failed to render Kinoko unconscious, giving the restrained fungus-producing heroine the opportunity to implement mushrooms in the latter's throat and lungs, effectively incapacitating the Jet-Black Hero through asphyxiation.
Mushroom (キノコ Kinoko?): Kinoko's Quirk allows her to spread various types of fungus spores from her body. The spores will quickly grow into full-grown mushrooms once they make contact with a solid surface. The mushrooms can grow from various surfaces, including Kinoko's surroundings, her own body, and even her opponent's body. They only last for 2-3 hours. The spores spread better in a humid environment.
Squirt Guns: Kinoko possesses a pair of gun-like spray bottles. She uses them to raise the humidity in her surroundings to help her mushroom spores spread more efficiently.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- Kinoko's surname contains the kanji for "small" (小 ko?) and "forest" (森 mori?), while her given name contains the kanji for "hope" (希 ki?), a possessive particle similar to "my," or the addition of an apostrophe "s" on the end of a name (乃 no?) and "child" (子 ko?).
- Her given name is homophonous with the Japanese word for "mushroom" (キノコ kinoko?), which is also the name and spelling of her Quirk.
- Kinoko's hero name, "Shemage", sounds similar to shimeji, a type of mushroom that is often used for cooking. "Shemage" also means "female mage", alluding to how her costume makes her look like a witch.
- Originally, her hero name was supposed to be "Gnocchi Nyokonyoko," but that was changed due to being too hard to pronounce.
- According to Kinoko's Volume 21 profile:
- Her favorite foods are mushroom cuisine and edible mushrooms.
- She dreams of becoming an Idol Hero.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 199.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 202.
- My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
- My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 200.
- My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
|U.A. High School|
|Class 1-A Students||Denki Kaminari • Eijiro Kirishima • Fumikage Tokoyami • Hanta Sero • Izuku Midoriya • Katsuki Bakugo • Koji Koda • Kyoka Jiro • Mashirao Ojiro • Mezo Shoji • Mina Ashido • Minoru Mineta • Momo Yaoyorozu • Ochaco Uraraka • Rikido Sato • Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Ida • Toru Hagakure • Tsuyu Asui • Yuga Aoyama|
|Class 1-B Students||Hiryu Rin • Ibara Shiozaki • Itsuka Kendo • Juzo Honenuki • Jurota Shishida • Kinoko Komori • Kojiro Bondo • Kosei Tsuburaba • Manga Fukidashi • Neito Monoma • Nirengeki Shoda • Pony Tsunotori • Reiko Yanagi • Sen Kaibara • Setsuna Tokage • Shihai Kuroiro • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Togaru Kamakiri • Yosetsu Awase • Yui Kodai|
|Department of Support||Mei Hatsume • Bibimi Kenranzaki|
|General Department||Hitoshi Shinso • Chikuchi Togeike • Tsutsutaka Agoyamato|
|Second Year Students||Mawata Fuwa|
|Third Year Students||Mirio Togata • Nejire Hado • Tamaki Amajiki • Bibimi Kenranzaki • Yuyu Haya|
|Staff||All Might • Cementoss • Ectoplasm • Eraser Head • Hound Dog • Lunch Rush • Midnight • Nezu • Power Loader • Present Mic • Recovery Girl • Snipe • Thirteen • Vlad King • Gran Torino (Retired)|
|Former Students||All Might • Endeavor • Best Jeanist • Midnight • Eraser Head • Loud Cloud • Present Mic • Mister Blaster|
|Locations||Class 1-A • Class 1-B • Conference Room • Ground Beta • Ground Gamma • Ground Omega • Gym Gamma • Heights Alliance • Lunch Rush Cafeteria • P.E. Grounds • Recovery Girl's Nurse's Office • Sports Festival Stadium • Teachers Lounge • U.A.'s Development Studio • Unforeseen Simulation Joint|