I've only been living for the boy's sake... for Shigaraki.
Kyudai Garaki to Hizashi Yamada in "The Three of Us"

Dr. Kyudai Garaki ( (がら) () (きゅう) (だい) Garaki Kyūdai?)[2] also known by the pseudonym of Daruma Ujiko ( (うじ) () 達磨 (だるま) Ujiko Daruma?),[3][4] is a villain affiliated with the League of Villains. He is a faithful servant of All For One and later Tomura Shigaraki as well.


Kyudai is a fairly old man of short stature. He is completely bald and has a very large, bushy mustache. He wears rather peculiar goggles. He looks very similar to Dr. Tsubasa, the doctor who told Izuku Midoriya that he was Quirkless.[5]

Kyudai's Quirk, Life Force, makes him appear younger than he actually is. Without this Quirk, he has many more wrinkles and his eyes are sunken.



Kyudai is an eccentric and deranged scientist, who dutifully follows All For One's will. Like Gigantomachia, he didn't believe Tomura Shigaraki was yet worthy of succeeding All For One, but due to a compromise he made with his former master, he is willing to give Tomura the chance to prove him wrong. Once Tomura exceeded his expectations by defeating the Meta Liberation Army and getting Gigantomachia to submit, he accepted him as All for One's successor.

Kyudai is very prideful of his Nomu creations, referring to them as "children" and regarding the High-End ones as "masterpieces." He treats Nomus as offerings for All For One, although he has allowed some of them to be used by Tomura under his former master's wishes.

Kyudai is overly cautious and secretive about any information pertaining to his person, preferring to stay in anonymity and avoiding close contact with anyone (except All For One) under the threat of death. Because of this, he favors communicating through electronics instead of directly, doing the latter only on special occasions, and through a Warping Quirk.[4]

Despite the unethical manner of Kyudai's work, he is not completely heartless. He and All For One have been sincere friends, as Kyudai thanks him for his patronage with tears in his eyes. He also truly cares for the Nomus, as shown when he is saddened by Johnny and Mocha's deaths, as well as when he apologizes to his High-End Nomus as he is forced to release them early to stop the Pro Heroes.

Despite the fact that Kyudai is usually calm, collected and sure of himself and his goals, he is actually quite cowardly when faced with a threat, panicking and freaking out too easily, and making overly exaggerated expressions of shock, as seen when the heroes raid his secret lab. Likewise, he can just as easily be extremely overjoyed and excited when his plans work, being prone to rants his achievements and how heroes are totally done for.


Genius Intellect: Kyudai has incredible knowledge over Quirks, being considered an expert on the field. He also appears to be a biological and technological genius. His remarkable intelligence has allowed him to create copies of countless Quirks to implant into his Nomu, even All For One, which he implanted into Nine and later used to give All For One a copy of his original quirk while Tomura got the original version of All For One. His genius also allowed him to modify Tomura's body to withstand the enormous strain of All For One. Furthermore, he was able to find a way to replicate the Quirk-Destroying Bullets, despite the fact that he did not possess Eri, the source of the bullets.

  • Medical Expertise: Kyudai was able to restore All For One to combat his condition after his disastrous first battle with All Might.


Life Force ( (せっ) (せい) Sessei?) (Duplicate): Kyudai's Quirk grants him an extended lifespan and a more youthful appearance than his true age, although he still appears fairly elderly. According to Kyudai himself, he has lived for over 120 years. As a side effect, it causes his physical mobility to worsen.

He no longer possesses the original version of his own Quirk and has a duplicated version of it.[1] The difference between his original Quirk and the duplicate is unknown.


1/6 E
1/6 E
1/6 E
6/6 S+
Desire to Research
6/6 S
Kyudai's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Chapter Appearances

Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Absent
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Debut
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Mentioned
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Voice
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Mentioned
224. Revival Party Voice
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Sense Destruction Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Flashback
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Flashback
240. Power Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Clone
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Clone
260. Life's Work Appears
261. High-Ends Appears
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Appears
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Appears
268. Scramble! Appears
269. The Three of Us Appears
270. Inheritance Appears
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Mentioned
274. Search Mentioned
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Appears
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Mentioned
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Mentioned
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 Flashback
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


  • Kyudai's surname contains the kanji for "shell, husk" ( gara?) and "wood" ( ki?), and his first name contains "ball, sphere, round" ( kyū?) and "big" ( dai?).
  • Kyudai's real name was originally printed as "Maruta Shiga" (志賀丸太 Shiga Maruta?) which was a reference to Human experimentation done by Imperial Japanese Army's Unit 731 on Chinese's civilians during WW2. This lead the Chinese government to ban the chapter and threaten to ban MHA entirely. Both Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and Kohei Horikoshi issued individual apologizing statements on Twitter, and the character name was changed in subsequent publications.
  • Kyudai's pseudonym may be a reference to a Daruma doll, which are occasionally depicted with only one visible eye, much like Kyudai himself.


  • (To Tomura Shigaraki) "What a childish daydream! Saying all that with such a straight face was quite impressive!! Very well, Tomura Shigaraki!! I'll help you out, so show me you mean it! Prove to me that you can make your villainous pipe dreams a reality!!"[6]
  • (In regards to All For One) "He foresaw his downfall and entrusted all he had to his successor. He even chose to pass on his Quirk. So, just like I once did for him... He took a duplicate of his Quirk for himself... And gave the original to Tomura Shigaraki."


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 259.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 191.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 221.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 1 and Episode 1.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 222 (p. 10).

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