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The way I look at things… work, life, whatever – everything’s better when it’s interesting. But there’s nothing interesting about determination, no matter how much you’ve got.
Kuin Hachisuka to Stendhal in "Crossing Lines"

For this subject's current identity, see Bee☆Pop. For the person she possessed, see Tamao Oguro.

Kuin Hachisuka ( (はち) () () () (いん) Hachisuka Kuin?)[1] was a student and part-time villain serving the Villain Factory in the spin-off My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.[2] With her Queen Bee Quirk, she possessed Tamao Oguro, the daughter of Knuckleduster.

Appearance

Kuin's true identity is the Queen Bee itself.[3] In this form, she appeared as a queen bee with an extremely bloated abdomen.[4]

Kuin had the ability to gain control of a person's body, usually young girls, by installing inside their head, and each of her hosts had a series of similar aesthetic characteristics: she had short hair, styled so that it swept over her left eye, and visibly sharp teeth.

She wore a school uniform, which consisted of a white dress shirt with a bow at the neck, a short pale skirt and a dark jacket with white sleeves which she added over the top. She also wore dark nail polish, and also wore an eyepatch over her left eye.

As for her physical characteristics, it depended on the body she was possessing. When she was in Tamao's body, she had brown hair, with two short ahoge sticking up at the end of her parting, and green eyes.

Gallery

Personality

Kuin's personality was a fusion of Tamao Oguro's and the swarm of parasitic bees that had infiltrated her brain.[3] Kuin appeared to be a cheerful girl who was described as strange by her own friends. This cheerful attitude was, however, nothing more than a façade. In reality, she was a ruthless villain who did not seem to care about the destruction caused by the victims of her bees. She was also extremely manipulative and enjoyed toying with the emotions of her potential victims. She seemed to be very fond of her bees, which she called her "babies."

By utilizing Trigger, she sacrificed some control over her host body in order to achieve more strength, giving Tamao Oguro back some control.

Abilities

High Agility: Kuin was able to leap from building to building with ease and run at speeds that surpass those of Knuckleduster.[3]

Quirk

Kuin attacking with a swarm of bees while inside her human host.

Queen Bee ( (じょ) (おう) (ばち) Joōbachi?): Kuin's Quirk allowed her to take control of a human host, as well as allow her to keep a massive swarm of worker bees in the human host with her. The bees are a hive-mind, allowing the bees to share mental messages with each other, as well as give Kuin the ability to command the bees telepathically.

The bees can contain substances in their bodies and use their stingers like syringes to inject said substances into a person's body by stinging them.[1]

When her bees are killed, the damage is reflected on her own body, as shown when Knuckleduster crushed one of her worker bees and Kuin's eye started bleeding and she felt pain.[1]

Former Quirk

Electric Eel (電気ウナギ Denki Unagi?): After injecting herself with a blood sample collected from the Next-Level Villain Teruo Unagisawa, Kuin was able to use Eel as a second Quirk, being able to emit electricity from her fingers.[5]

Super Moves

  • Bomb Bees: Using the Queen Bee Quirk, Kuin can create Bomb Bees, highly explosive bees that detonate when ordered to. Creating even a single Bomb Bee takes a toll on the host,[2] and as such the ones created after the first are simple firecrackers.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Absent
2. Takeoff Absent
3. Nice Guy Reborn Absent
4. Honesty Absent
5. Bee Debut
6. No Need to Hold Back Appears
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Absent
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Absent
7. Top Runner Absent
7.5. Appearance Matters Absent
8. Him Absent
Stendhal Arc
9. Judgment Appears
9.5. Mask Appears
10. Scream Appears
11. Crossing Lines Appears
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Absent
13. Makoto/Truth Appears
14. MAJOR Appears
15. Playboy Absent
16. Mom Descends Absent
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 Death
27. Business as Usual Absent
28. What a Man Takes with Him Absent
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Absent
37. Public and Private Absent
38. High-Speed Absent
39. A Rational Man Absent
40. A Rational Team-Up Absent
41. Ultimate Move! Absent
42. Mixer Absent
43. Casanova Fantasy
44. One Outrageous Traveler Absent
45. The Man Returns Absent
46. Christmas Eve Hero Absent
47. Farewell Party! Absent
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Absent
49. Zero Hour Absent
50. Defend the Tower! Absent
51. I Do What I Can Absent
52. Balloon Soul Absent
53. Limits and Catastrophe Absent
54. Hotline Absent
55. This Is a Hero!! Absent
56. I'm No Hero Absent
57. Explosive Man Absent
58. International Flight Home Absent
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Absent
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Absent
68. I'd Better Not Lose Absent
69. Hero on the Scene Absent
70. True Self Absent
71. Thanks for the Guidance Absent
72. Searching for You Absent
73. The Queen Descends Absent
74. After the Storm Absent
75. Letter Fantasy
76. Deadly Weapon Pictured
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Absent
79. Inferno Number Two Absent
80. Who's That, Now? Absent
81. Bee My Pop Absent
82. High-Speed Hero II Absent
83. Criminal in the Midst Absent
84. Hero's Dreams Absent
85. Cross-Examination Absent
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

Trivia

  • Kuin's surname contains the kanji for "bee, wasp, hornet" ( hachi?), "mandatory" ( su?) and "congratulate, greet, celebrate" ( ka?), and her first name contains "nine" ( ku?) and "seal, imprint, emblem" ( in?).
    • "Kuin" is also the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "Queen".
  • Kuin's favorite food is honey toast.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 24.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 25.
  5. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 26 (p. 4).
  6. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Vol.2.

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