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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.


Kyudai is a fairly old man of a portly and short stature. He is completely bald and has a very large and bushy mustache. As a villain, he wears a rather peculiar set of goggles that are shaped somewhat like gears, along with a white, buttoned-up labcoat. He looks very similar to Dr. Tsubasa, the doctor who told Izuku Midoriya that he was Quirkless.[5]

As the chairman of Jaku General Hospital, Kyudai switches out his gear-like goggles in place of circular and black regular-looking ones. He also adorns a shirt and tie underneath his regular labcoat.

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 demands that Tomura proves his worth.

Kyudai is an eccentric and deranged scientist, who dutifully follows All For One's will. Like Gigantomachia, he did not believe Tomura was yet worthy of succeeding All For One, but due to a compromise he made with his former master, he was 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.

The doctor's kindly public façade.

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] This is likely due to his public presence as the well-reputed chairman of Jaku General Hospital. Towards his colleagues and the public, Kyudai presents himself as a benign and well-meaning man who is devoted to his medical research.

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 and gloating over his achievements and the failures of the heroes.


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 received the original. 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 original 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.


Chapter Appearances

U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Absent
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Absent
21. In Each of Our Hearts Voice
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizarre! 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. Destruction Sense 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. 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 Voice
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 Mentioned
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
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Mentioned
312. Hired Gun Flashback
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Absent
318. Reckless Absent
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Absent
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
323. That Single Step Absent
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
325. The Bonds of One For All Absent
326. Who Are You Really? Absent
327. Rest!! Mentioned
328. No Man Is an Island Absent
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
330. Me and Myself Mentioned
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Absent
334. Parting Gift Absent

Anime Appearances

Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Absent
3. Roaring Muscles Absent
4. Start Line Absent
5. What I Can Do for Now Absent
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Absent
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Absent
8. Bakugo's Start Line Absent
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Absent
10. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
11. Game Over Absent
12. All Might Absent
13. In Each of Our Hearts Voice
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
15. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Absent
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Absent
19. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
20. Victory or Defeat Absent
21. Battle on, Challengers! Absent
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
24. Fight on, Ida Absent
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
26. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Absent
30. Climax Absent
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Absent
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Debut
34. Gear up for Final Exams Absent
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Absent
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
38. Encounter Appears
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Mentioned
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Appears
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears


  • 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?).
    • "Garaki" also refers to the surname of All For One, "Shigaraki".
  • Kyudai's pseudonym may be a reference to a Daruma doll, which are occasionally depicted with only one visible eye, much like Kyudai himself.
  • Kyudai's appearance and role as a mad scientist also resemble Doctor Ivo Robotnik, better known as Doctor Eggman, from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
  • Because of his Life Force Quirk, Kyudai is one of the oldest characters in the series, having been alive since the uprising of Quirks, although it's unclear whether he's older than All For One.


  • (To Tomura) "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 and Anime: Chapter 191 and Episode 90.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 221 and Episode 108.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 1 and Episode 1.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 222.

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