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"Nothing like doing good to make you feel good!!"
Koichi Haimawari in "I'm Here"

Koichi Haimawari ( (はい) (まわり) (こう) (いち) Haimawari Kōichi?), also known as The Crawler (ザ・クロウラー Za Kurōrā?), previously Nice Guy ( (しん) (せつ) マン Shinsetsu Man?, lit. "Kind-Man"), is a vigilante. He is the main protagonist of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.

Appearance

Koichi is a slim young man with smooth, short brown hair and either blue or brown large round eyes.

In his early days as a vigilante, before he met Knuckleduster, his vigilante costume consisted of his normal clothes in conjunction with one of his (many) All Might-haired hooded jackets. He also wore a medical mask to cover his face and protected his hands with regular gloves. Subsequently, on the advice of Knuckleduster, he renewed his appearance. He continues wearing an All Might hoodie, as he thinks that wearing an All Might hoodie makes him more effective as a vigilante, but now over motorcycle protective gear along with gloves and boots. He uses a black mask to cover his mouth and a pair of tinted shades (which he rarely uses) to hide his eyes.

Since the distinctive elements of his vigilante costume are the various official All Might hoodies he has, Koichi's appearance sometimes varies between missions, as each hoodie has different colors and occasionally with special edition logos on the back. Koichi is currently wearing a black hoodie.

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Personality

Koichi has an easy-going, mild-mannered personality. He is very generous and does not seem to expect anything from other people in return. He is somewhat unaware of social clues, accidentally gaining a reputation of being a "creepy guy", both among his peers at university, and as The Crawler. He also often accidentally insults people when trying to compliment them. He can be very awkward.

As long as he is in some form of disguise or in a more or less deserted area, he sees no problem in using his Quirk in public even though he is not a Pro Hero. He uses his Quirk to do good deeds for the public, such as picking up trash, returning lost items, giving directions, helping people get onto trains, being a cameraman, and recycling. He has a very heroic nature and cannot ignore people that need help.

He tends to be a rather calm person, sometimes accidentally making light of dangerous situations after they have passed. He is reasonable and is willing to have a dialogue with thugs and petty criminals, as seen with his interactions with the Three Sturm und Drang Brothers. At the same time, he is quick to help when there is a real need for his abilities against Villains, showing that he can be attentive as well as calm.

He dreams of being able to become a recognized hero and is shown to enjoy the vigilante work that he does. He is very willing to do the less glamorous jobs, such as cleaning up trash, and does not seem to think that these are negative aspects of being a hero or vigilante. He refuses to give up doing it just because it seems uncool because he claims that "that's not the sort of person I am", showing that he does not seem to want to be a Hero for fame or money, but out of a genuine desire to help society and other people.

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Koichi's skills are well suited to his role as a vigilante, with him boasting a versatile Quirk that affords him multiple ways of approaching a situation. Not being proficient as a hand-to-hand fighter, he primarily relies on his Quirk when confronting villains. At the most basic level, Koichi has such proficiency with his Quirk that he is able to jettison off at high speeds from a stand still and stop on a dime or make hair-pin turns at a moments notice. His speed is so great that it allows him keep up with the likes of the Pro Hero Ingenium and the villain Number 6, while also boasting superior maneuverability to either of them that even allows him to dodge attacks from the No. 2 Pro Hero Endeavor. Along with his speed, Koichi's Slide and Glide Quirk has a number of other uses, such as mid-air jumps, wall clinging, force fields and repulsive force blasts.

Koichi has shown to be highly adept when it comes to making use of his Quirk's other abilities, owing largely to his constant vigilante activities spanning at least three years. His repulsive force blasts, dubbed the "Shooty-Go-Blam", can be fired pretty much automatically while also packing the power of an ordinary punch. By putting more focus into the core he can turn them into piercing projectiles which he can fire with pin-point accuracy, being able to shoot something as small as a bee even when moving at high speeds. He is also able to gauge the amount of power needed on the fly thanks to a self-devised system, though this inhibits its effectiveness when used on humanoid opponents.

In terms of martial prowess, he has been shown to have at least some means of physical combat in the form of leg sweeps, though these techniques have shown varying degrees of effectiveness, and while he has received some combat training, it is nothing he regularly employs. While he does rely heavily on his Quirk, he has shown that he can at least get by without it, such as when he proved his resourcefulness by evading Eraser Head's Erasure through his intimate knowledge of the Naruhata area as well as the usage of a grappling hook. He has been shown to have good senses, as he is able to read his opponents moves and dodge even when up close, though he can still slip up and be caught off guard at times.

Subconscious Action: Koichi possesses the skill of unconscious action in which his body acts without him even realizing. On the smaller scale, this can be seen when he dove towards Soga to save Kazuho from him, while on the more drastic end this can manifest as him completely blacking out momentarily while his body acts entirely on its own. This subconscious defense has helped him discover new and re-discover forgotten applications for his Quirk, such as his mid-air jump, force fields and wall cling. A highly effective means of defense, this can allow him to unconsciously activate his Quirk to defend against attacks that he would normally be too slow to respond to, or move in a way that is almost like fluid dancing. This subconscious form of action can also be seen beyond his physical attributes, as he's been shown to speak his mind without a real filter, most of the time resulting in the irritation of those around him, whether those be the annoyed enemies or embarrassed allies.

  • Enhanced Subconscious Reflexes: Due to a lack of decision making needed in the process of subconsciously defending, Koichi's reflexes and reaction time improve greatly. This is best seen as in Koichi's fight against Number 6 in which in order to respond to Number 6's Overclocked movement, Koichi's body activates his Quirk's force fields at the very last second in order to defend against Number 6's explosive and rapid punches. Even when Number 6 transforms into his "Hi-Crawler" form, which is able to use Overclock more effectively and indefinitely, he is still only momentarily able to overwhelm Koichi before his subconscious completely takes over, allowing him to perfectly evade and defend against Number 6's flurry of claw strikes.

Musical Talent: Koichi is a capable enough singer, being described by Miu of the Underground Idol group Feathers as "Halfway good."

Quirk

Koichi gliding just off the ground.

Slide and Glide ( (かっ) (そう) Kassō?): Koichi's Quirk allows him to slide over plain surfaces by emitting a repelling force from his hands and feet, allowing him to glide just off of said surfaces. He can move in any direction, including backwards. Koichi has even displayed the ability to slide up vertical surfaces. His Quirk requires him to use at least three limbs.[2] His repulsion can be executed from any part of his body, including his back.[3]

Through several encounters, he learns that he is capable of producing repulsions through his palms, first being able to shoot a burst of air while holding an item,[4][5] and eventually energy blasts which can be rapidly fired, at increased damage intervals. During an encounter with Number 6, Koichi gains the ability to project his Quirk from any point on his body instead of just his hands and feet.

  • Enhanced Speed: Slide and Glide grants Koichi enhanced speed, allowing him to move as fast as a bike. He is able to go faster but at risk of losing control and hurting himself because he can't stop. Training his Quirk eventually lets him go fast enough to easily overtake a wildly speeding bus. After some more intensive training, he's enhanced his Quirk enough to be capable of reacting to Number 6's speed while using Overclock.[3]
  • Maneuverability: After being given advice from Tensei Ida, Koichi gained very high maneuverability by learning to use an opposing acceleration as a brake. He now possesses the ability to move and perform tight turns at high speeds as well as brake.
  • Floating: Koichi used to have the ability to float freely as a baby, even before he was able to walk. He no longer knows how to use this power, possibly due to his mother smacking him whenever he used it.[2] He's slowly managed to re-learn how to float, though the height he can float is still very limited.
  • Flight: Koichi has managed to utilize his Quirk to be capable of limited flight, performing a mid-air jump which turns the contact surfaces on his feet into rocket thrusters, allowing him to boost into the air at high speed and altitude.[6] He believes he can only perform two mid-air jumps before having to land, but he is also capable of executing multiple mid-air jumps through sheer force of will.[7]
  • Force Field: Koichi has displayed the ability to utilize his Quirk's repulsive force to defend against attacks ranging from rocket punches to explosions powerful enough to destroy a whole car.

Super Moves

  • Kowtow Evasion (土下座で回避 Dogeza de Kaihi?): While bowing, Koichi slides backwards. It is first used to avoid Soga Kugisaki's kick.[8]
  • High-Speed Double Sweep (高速ダブル足払ー Kōsoku Daburu Ashi?): This technique allows Koichi to shoot down his enemies easily by extending his leg sideways and hooking his opponent's legs, tripping them.[9]
  • Wall Cling (壁貼りつき Kabe hari-tsuki?): Activating it by accident at first, Koichi is able to turn the repulsion force emitted from his limbs into an adhesive force; allowing him to stick to walls.[10]
  • Scrappy Thrust Style: By concentrating on one limb, Koichi can fire a repulsion of air out of that limb.[5] He is able to fire consecutive light repulsion bursts.[11]
    • The Crawler's Shooty-Go-Blam (ザ・クロウラー KGD (気合をギュッとしてドーン) Za Kurōrā Kiai o Gyuttoshite Dōn?): By concentrating his shot he fires a more powerful charged repulsion burst.[12]
    • The Crawler's Shooty-Go-Blam-Blam-Blam-Blam-Blam (ザ・クロウラー KGDDDDD (気合をギュッとしてドドドドドーン) Za Kurōrā Kiai o Gyuttoshite Dododododōn?): Koichi fires a continuous burst of repulsion force blasts.[13]
    • Double Shooty-Go-Blam (両手でKGD (気合をギュッとしてドーン) Ryōte de Kiai o Gyuttoshite Dōn?): Koichi uses both hands to shoot two repulsion force bursts at the same time.[14]
  • Extra Oomph (気合い Kiai?): Koichi uses a power boost to increase his own speed briefly.[15]

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Debut
2. Takeoff Appears
3. Nice Guy Reborn Appears
4. Honesty Appears
5. Bee Appears
6. No Need to Hold Back Appears
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Absent
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Absent
7. Top Runner Appears
7.5. Appearance Matters Appears
8. Him Appears
Stendhal Arc
9. Judgment Appears
9.5. Mask Absent
10. Scream Appears
11. Crossing Lines Appears
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Appears
13. Makoto/Truth Appears
14. MAJOR Appears
15. Playboy Appears
16. Mom Descends Appears
17. Tag Team! Appears
18. Force of Will Acceleration! Appears
19. Family Appears
20. Event Announcement! Appears
21. Ensemble, Assemble! Appears
22. The Day Of Appears
23. Daughter Appears
24. A Father-Daughter Talk Appears
25. Goodbye to Dad Appears
26. Tamao Appears
27. Business as Usual Appears
28. What a Man Takes with Him Appears
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Appears
30. Cooperation Request Appears
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Appears
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Appears
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Appears
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Appears
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Appears
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Appears
37. Public and Private Fantasy
38. High-Speed Appears
39. A Rational Man Appears
40. A Rational Team-Up Appears
41. Ultimate Move! Appears
42. Mixer Appears
43. Casanova Appears
44. One Outrageous Traveler Appears
45. The Man Returns Appears
46. Christmas Eve Hero Appears
47. Farewell Party! Appears
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Appears
49. Zero Hour Absent
50. Defend the Tower! Appears
51. I Do What I Can Appears
52. Balloon Soul Appears
53. Limits and Catastrophe Appears
54. Hotline Appears
55. This Is a Hero!! Appears
56. I'm No Hero Mentioned
57. Explosive Man Appears
58. International Flight Home Appears
School Days Arc
59. Rain and Cloud Appears
60. Taking in a Stray Absent
61. Two as One Absent
62. Glass Sky Absent
63. Find That Resolve Absent
64. Fight On, Shota Absent
65. A Sky with No Rain Left Appears
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Appears
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Appears
68. I'd Better Not Lose Appears
69. Hero on the Scene Absent
70. True Self Appears
71. Thanks for the Guidance Flashback
72. Searching for You Appears
73. The Queen Descends Appears
74. After the Storm Appears
75. Letter Appears
76. Deadly Weapon Appears
77. Strategy Appears
78. Dispatch Appears
79. Inferno Number Two Appears
80. Who's That, Now? Appears
81. Bee My Pop Appears
82. High-Speed Hero II Appears
83. Criminal in the Midst Appears
84. Hero's Dreams Appears
85. Cross-Examination Appears
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Masked Fighting Tournament Absent
87. RAP RAP RAP Absent
88. Hide Head, Don't Hide Ears Absent
89. Brawl! Tiger Bunny Absent
90. Team-Up in the Underground Absent
91. Running Plan B Absent
92. Might Signal Absent
93. Three Second Offense and Defense Absent
94. Rhizomes Absent
94.5. Tanuma Report Pictured
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Appears
96. Negotiations Appears
97. Pursuers Appears
98. A Rational Persuasion Method Appears
99. Phases Appears
100. Anonymous Appears
101. Where I Should Be Appears
102. Intruder Appears
103. Inhumanity Appears
104. The Bad One Appears
105. Pest Appears
106. Tag Appears
107. The Days to Come Appears
108. The Variant Appears
109. Culmination Appears

Trivia

  • Koichi's given name contains the kanji for "navigate" or "cruise" ( ko?) and "one" ( ichi?). His surname, Haimawari, contains the kanji for "ash" ( hai?) and "around" or "circumference" ( mawari?).
  • His second pseudonym "The Crawler" may be a reference to how Spider-Man is often called a wall-crawler. Koichi is even seen doing a similar pose to Spider-Man time and time again.
  • In the initial cover art, Koichi can be seen wearing mismatched sneakers, one sneaker being a Nike Air Force 1 High Top in blue.
  • Koichi's favorite food is curry.
  • Koichi shares his birthday with Shinya Kamihara and Hoyo Makihara.

Quotes

  • (To Captain Celebrity) "I do what I can, and someone else picks up the slack. Come to think of it, that's always been my style!"[16]
  • (About Kazuho Haneyama) "Hey Pop. There's another pretty moon out tonight. Once you're all better... we'll have plenty to talk about. The small stuff. The silly stuff. The stuff that makes life just a little more fun. We'll talk until we're all talked out. And I know that might not be as soon as we'd like, but... that's okay. I'm not going anywhere. The same moon's looking down on us both."[17]

References

  1. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 12-13).
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 106.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 38.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 39.
  6. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 83.
  7. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 101.
  8. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 1.
  9. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 13.
  10. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 31.
  11. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 40.
  12. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 41.
  13. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 51.
  14. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 66.
  15. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 82.
  16. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 51 (p. 19).
  17. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 95 (p. 12-15).

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