Dr. Kyudai Garaki (
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.
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.
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 (
He no longer possesses the original version of his own Quirk and has a duplicated version of it. The difference between his original Quirk and the duplicate is unknown.
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- Kyudai's surname contains the kanji for "shell, husk" (殻 gara?) and "wood" (木 ki?), and his first name contains "ball, sphere, round" (球 kyū?) and "big" (大 dai?).
- "Garaki" also refers to the surname of All For One.
- 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!!"
- (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."
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|Grand Commander||Tomura Shigaraki|
|Lieutenants||Re-Destro • Trumpet • Twice • Dabi • Geten • Himiko Toga • Skeptic • Spinner • Mr. Compress|
|Other Members||Kyudai Garaki|
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|Original Members||All For One • Nomu • Kyudai Garaki • Gigantomachia • Kurogiri • Tomura Shigaraki|
|Recruits||Dabi • Himiko Toga • Magne • Moonfish • Mr. Compress • Muscular • Mustard • Spinner • Twice|
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|High-End Nomu||Hood • Woman • Ribby • Robot • Chubs • Eleph|
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|Meta Liberation Army|
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