Kota is a small boy with short spiky black hair who stands at a height comparable to Minoru Mineta. His style of clothing consists of a short-sleeved collared shirt with buttons and dark shorts. In the colder months, he is seen wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. He also wears a red hat with two golden spike-shaped horns on the front.
Prior to the death of his parents, Kota was a very happy boy who loved his parents.
After the deaths of his parents, Kota became a reserved, cold, and grumpy misanthrope who hates being around those who desire to become heroes. So much so, that he punched Izuku in the groin the moment they met. Kota also doesn't seem to be a fan of indecency. This is shown when he stops Minoru from peeping on the girl's hot spring by throwing him from the top of the wall.
Due to the premature deaths of both his parents, Kota had a cynical and jaded view of heroes. He believed that his parents abandoned him by choosing to work as Pro Heroes.
Kota detested not only heroes but villains, Quirks, and the current superhuman society in general as well. Kota views heroes and villains killing one another with their "corny powers" as just shows of strength for popularity's sake. To Kota, this conflict is what caused misery in the world.
Since being rescued by Izuku, Kota understands why heroes exist. Kota recognizes that Izuku risked his life and took a significant injury in a fight for someone he didn't know at all. Izuku showed him what it's like to be a real hero.
Kota has slowly begun to open himself up to others, though he is still rather indifferent and prideful since he became very embarrassed when it was revealed he chose red shoes just like Izuku.
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Battles and Events
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- His surname, "Izumi", means flood (出水?) and is pronounced the same spring, fountain (泉?). His given name contains the kanji for sparkling water (洸?) and washing, sieving, filtering, etc (汰?).
- Kota is very similar to Inari from Naruto.
- They both wear hats that makes them stand out from the other characters.
- They're both young children who lost their loved ones to a villain and develop a jaded view of the world.
- They both meet the main protagonist in the early arcs of the respective series and are hostile to them initially; but are soon inspired by them and move on from their sorrows by the end of the arcs.
- Kota shares several similarities with Dabi:
- Kota shares multiple similarities with Kotaro Shimura.
- Both have black hair.
- Both hated their relatives for leaving them behind and their sake of being heroes. However, both of them expressed their remorse after understanding the meaning of heroes.
- Both are connected to the League of Villains, Kota with his parents killed by future member Muscular, Kotaro with his mother killed by All For One and his son would become the next leader of the league.
- Both have the word "Kota" in their names.
- Kota likes being alone.
- Horikoshi describes his character as difficult in every aspect.
- (To Izuku Midoriya) "You're all freaking nuts... calling yourselves "heroes" or "villains" and going around killing each other like idiots. Talking about your Quirks all the time... all just to show off. Idiots."
|Families and Civilians|
|Asui Family||Beru Asui • Ganma Asui • Tsuyu Asui • Samidare Asui • Satsuki Asui|
|Bakugo Family||Masaru Bakugo • Mitsuki Bakugo • Katsuki Bakugo|
|Ida Family||Tensei Ida • Tenya Ida|
|Jiro Family||Kyotoku Jiro • Mika Jiro • Kyoka Jiro|
|Midoriya Family||Hisashi Midoriya • Inko Midoriya • Izuku Midoriya|
|Shimano Family||Katsuma Shimano • Mahoro Shimano|
|Shimura Family||Chizuo • Hana Shimura • Kotaro Shimura • Mako • Nana Shimura • Nao Shimura • Tenko Shimura|
|Takami Family||Keigo Takami • Tomie Takami|
|Todoroki Family||Enji Todoroki • Rei Todoroki • Fuyumi Todoroki • Natsuo Todoroki • Shoto Todoroki • Toya Todoroki|
|Tsukauchi Family||Makoto Tsukauchi • Naomasa Tsukauchi|
|Shield Family||David Shield • Melissa Shield|
|Haimawari Family||Koichi Haimawari • Shoko Haimawari|
|Oguro Family||Iwao Oguro • Tamao Oguro|
|Skyline Family||Christopher Skyline • Pamela|
|Civilians||Aorio Kuraishisu • Daikaku Miyagi • Eri • Gantetsu • Hime • Ichimoku Samazu • Ikkaku • Jube Namimaru • Komari Ikoma • Kota Izumi • Luminescent Baby • Miyashita • Public Safety Commission President • Rin Yaritezawa • Saito • Samuel Abraham • Sho • Takuto • Tamashiro • Taneo Tokuda • Teruo Hazukashi • The Mother of Quirks • Tsubasa • Untenmaru Kurumada • Yokumiru Mera|