We've got to start at the bottom and work up! And if we don't earnestly cheer each other on... we'll never be top heroes!
Momo Yaoyorozu in "Bakugo's Starting Line"

Momo Yaoyorozu ( () () (よろず) (もも) Yaoyorozu Momo?), also known as the Everything Hero: Creati (万物ヒーロー クリエイティ Banbutsu Hīrō Kurieiti?), is the Vice President of Class 1-A at U.A. High School, where she got in through official recommendations[1] and is training there to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Momo is a fairly tall teenage girl with a rather mature physique, considering her age. She has long black hair that is normally tied into a spiky ponytail with a large strand hanging on the right side of her face and onyx eyes that point slightly inwards, which seem to resemble a cat.

During school hours, she wears the standard female uniform which consists of a gray blazer with blue-green stripes, a formal white shirt, red tie, blue-green pleated skirt, black knee socks, and brown shoes.

Her hero costume consists of a high-collared, sleeveless crimson leotard with silver lines at her waist and around her arms, which is open to expose her skin from her neck to just below her navel. She sports calf-length crimson boots with heels, which dip sharply down in the center, and two gold utility belts around her waist, another, thinner one around the top portion of her chest, below her shoulders. The design choice allows her to create items from as many points in her body as possible, as her Quirk can only be used if her skin is exposed.

During the winter months, she wears a long high-collared red cape and a ring going around her neck with a large gemstone at her throat.

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Personality

Momo's enthusiasm about becoming a heroine.

Momo is a very prudent, dedicated person who acts as a natural leader. She is generally level-headed and calm in dangerous situations, but she isn't above falling into a panic. Momo can be blunt with her comments about people's mistakes and miscalculations, tending to be very direct and wishing to help her peers improve enough to become great heroes, such as when she tutored her classmates at her home. Momo shows further development as a selfless hero who gets inspiration from others.

Momo typically takes adverse situations in stride, expressing little concern for losing most of her clothing in battle; as she knows how to construct another set, and would have made her costume even more revealing were it not for restrictions on exposed skin in a costume. However, this often makes others think of her as an exhibitionist. Ironically, she is rather innocent and sensitive to vulgarity and rude mannerisms, constantly frustrated by sexual advancements from Minoru Mineta and Katsuki Bakugo's crude attitude. This innocence shows that she has a somewhat casual, natural, and non-lewd view toward nudity, which explains her lack of modesty in her costume.

While originally confident in herself, Momo's pride was crushed after her rapid loss to Fumikage Tokoyami in the U.A. Sports Festival and the comparisons she made between Shoto Todoroki and herself, starting to lose confidence in her own ability to make quick choices on practical situations. It was further damaged during Uwabami's shallow internship, believing the heroine chose her despite being "an unworthy student" and tried to find deeper lessons to reassure herself.

Momo's "bouncy" personality.

Thanks to Shoto's encouragement on their final exams, Momo regained confidence in her quick-thinking, learning people have different skills and sometimes can compliment each other. Even when she is weakened and trapped by her opponents, she doesn't give up and shows the increase of her Quirk output, ultimately defeating her enemies.

When she displays excitement towards pass time with her friends or help them, Momo becomes upbeat and eager. She also tends to accidentally reveal how rich she is, yet most people understand she doesn't do it out of malice. Despite her mature mannerisms, she occasionally finds herself roped into silly situations such as cheerleading, although she rarely expresses much enthusiasm in doing so.

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Being a recommended student, Momo possesses a good level of combat skills. Her abilities earned her 1st place in the Quirk Apprehension Test, an impressive feat considering almost all of her classmates had at least one superhuman result, and the end result was cumulative of all 8 tests. Momo was able to hold her own against Fumikage Tokoyami for a short period of time during the U.A. Sports Festival, and did the same against Itsuka Kendo in the second match of the Joint Training Battle, but lost in both instances. On Nabu Island, Momo and Yuga Aoyama acted as the first line of defense against Nine, Kiruka Hasaki, and Chojuro Kon, with Yuga unleashing the full power of his Navel Laser, and Momo creating 2 large cannons, all to barrage the villain trinity into separating from each other. Soon after, an exhausted Momo helped an equally overtaxed Yuga initiate a surprise attack on Nine from behind, but the undeterred villain used his Air Wall Quirk to easily defeat the fatigued duo.

  • Bukijutsu: Momo can skillfully wield several weapons to use against her opponent, for both offensive and defensive purposes, primarily bo staffs. Her bojutsu is quite remarkable, which allows her to knock out a large group of villains, as shown during the U.S.J. Incident.

Genius Intellect: Momo is ranked S-class in intelligence, meaning that she can essentially be considered a genius. Her analytical skills are strong, easily devising strategies and plans in battle and urgent situations, which she has no trouble putting in motion due to her Quirk's versatility. Academically speaking, Momo is highly efficient, having been ranked 1st place in the mid-terms of her class,[2], and understanding the composition of anything she wishes to create using her Quirk. The latter is a complicated task for even the simplest materials. Regardless, Momo commonly uses the objects from her Quirk to provide auxiliary support for her allies, as well as blindside her opponents, making her a very crafty individual, and reliable comrade. What she lacks in raw strength and destructive power, she makes up for with her ingenuity. When she was paired with Shoto against Eraser Head for the First Term Final Exam, Momo realized that the Eraser Hero's Erasure Quirk has a smaller time limit due to the injury he received from Nomu, and capitalized on that small interval to blindside Eraser Head and secure victory for her and Shoto.

Momo's incredible foresight allows her to hinder Itsuka even in defeat

During the second round of the Joint Training Battle, Momo demonstrated her ability to anticipate unexpected circumstances; she took notice of the opposing team having a two-fold plan. Shoto even stated that thinking and planning under pressure or in times of crisis is Momo's area of expertise. She also has good judgment, being fully aware that once Itsuka took the match to her own strong suit: close-quarters combat, Momo herself wouldn't stand a chance. Even when overpowered by Itsuka, Momo effectively blindsided the big-fisted heroine by creating a cannon at point-blank range, making it look like she was going to fire it at the latter. Taking advantage of Itsuka's startled reaction, Momo quickly turned the cannon in another direction and fired her lucky bag over the wall of letters to give extra support to her teammates. Even though Momo provided assistance to her teammates, she was incapacitated by Itsuka, but not before the recommended student managed to tie herself to the latter before losing consciousness.

  • Teaching Ability: Momo is considered an extremely good tutor by her peers, holding several study classes for other members of Class 1-A. The results have been noticeable judging by the U.A.'s First Term Final Exam, where none of the low-grade students failed in the written exam.[2]

Musical Talent: Having gone through etiquette training during her childhood, Momo is capable of playing the piano and other key-based instruments.

Quirk

Momo creates an insulated blanket.

Creation ( (そう) (ぞう) Sōzō?): Momo's Quirk gives her the ability to create any non-living material/object from her exposed skin by transforming the molecular structure of her fat cells. In order to create something, she needs to understand the molecular structure of what the material/object is made of.

The more she eats, the more material she has to work with, so she needs considerable food ingestion for her Quirk to be effective. However, it takes her a longer period of time and more skin exposed to create large objects, to the point where she forces large objects through her costume leaving it shredded, though she claims she can just repair it.

This aspect of her Quirk is also possibly the reason for her slim figure, as she constantly burns her body’s fat to create objects. It is also possible that this is a big weakness, in that if she creates too much without replacing her calories, she can become weak and possibly anemic.

As part of her training, Momo consumed large amounts of food to increase the efficacy of her Quirk, and reduce the amount of time needed to create objects.

Super Moves

  • Yaoyorozu's Lucky Bag (YAOYOROZU'S (ヤオヨロズズ) LUCKY (ラッキー) BAG (バッグ) Yaoyorozuzu Rakkī Baggu?): Momo creates a large cannon, which can launch a bag full of items. These items can be anything that she can make with her Quirk.

Stats

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
6/5 S
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Momo's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
2/6 D
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
5/6 A+
Intelligence
 
6/6 S
Operations
 
5/6 A
Momo's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Hero Outfit: Momo's hero outfit allows her to expose as much of her skin as possible so that she can use her creation Quirk much more easily.

  • The Yaoyoreotard (ヤオヨロ レオタード Yaoyoro Reotādo?): Her leotard makes it easier for Momo to create, as it leaves most of her skin exposed so she can pop out large items.
  • The Yaoyoro-Belt (ヤオヨロ ベルト Yaoyoro Beruto?): This equipment is a bit thick in order to prop up her "Yaoyorictionary".
  • The Yaoyorictionary (ヤオヨロ 辞典 Yaoyoro Jiten?): This equipment is made of lexicon compiling all the constructs and materials that come up to Momo's mind. It also has magnets attached to the cover and inside pages so that it doesn't open or fall.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Battle Trial Arc

U.S.J. Arc

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Final Exams Arc

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Forest Training Camp Arc

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Shie Hassaikai Arc

U.A. School Festival Arc

Joint Training Arc

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising

Endeavor Agency Arc

Paranormal Liberation War Arc


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Absent
6. What I Can Do For Now Debut
7. Costume Change? Appears
Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Appears
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Appears
10. Breaking Bakugo Appears
11. Bakugo's Starting Line Appears
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Mentioned
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
23. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Appears
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Appears
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Appears
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Ida! Absent
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Appears
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 Appears
58. Internship's End Appears
59. Listen Up! A Tale From the Past Appears
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up For Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Appears
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Appears
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Flashback
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Appears
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Appears
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Appears
93. One For All's Ember Appears
94. From Teacher to Disciple Absent
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Appears
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Appears
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Appears
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Appears
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Appears
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Appears
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Appears
114. Result's Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Appears
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Appears
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Appears
123. Unrivaled Appears
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Appears
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Appears
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Appears
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Appears
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Appears
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Appears
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Flashback
177. At the Construction Site Appears
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Appears
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
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 Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Appears
200. Clever Commander! Appears
201. Foresight Appears
202. Match 3 Appears
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Appears
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Appears
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Absent
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 Absent
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 Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Appears
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
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 Appears
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Appears
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Appears
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Pictured
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Appears
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Appears
280. Red Riot Appears
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 Absent
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 Appears
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
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

Trivia

Early design concept for Momo.

Early design concept for Momo's hero costume.

  • Momo's design in the preliminary stages of the series was relatively similar to her current design. She already had her trademark ponytail, although it was less spiky, and her body overall was slightly slimmer. Her hero costume had a few differences though, such as the lack of a torso opening and a sort of partial mask worn around her nose area.
  • According to Momo's Volume 2 profile:
    • Her favorite thing is reading, especially encyclopedias.
    • Horikoshi clarifies that Momo can't create living beings, correcting a previous statement that claimed Momo couldn't produce organic material.
    • Momo's Quirk was originally going to belong to a Pro Hero, but Horikoshi thought that such an overpowered ability would be more interesting if handled by an inexperienced character.
  • Momo's surname contains the kanji for "eight" ( ya?), "one hundred" ( o?) and "ten thousand" ( yorozu?), and her first name contains "hundred" ( momo?).
    • Put together, the kanji for Momo's surname is an idiomatic expression that translates to "a great/uncountable number," and it literally means "eight million."
  • Momo was slightly censored by Kyoka Jiro's earphone cable during the U.S.J. Arc, due to her tearing her clothes off to create the insulated sheet for her and Kyoka.
  • Momo's rankings for the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 11th in the First Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 13th in the Second Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 14th in the Thrid Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 7th in the Fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 10th in the Fifth Popularity Poll.
  • Momo's known U.A academic data is as follows:
    • Momo is student No. 20 of Class 1-A.
    • Ranked 1st in Quirk Apprehension Test.
    • Ranked 1st in Class 1-A's mid-term grades.[2]
    • Ranked in the Top 16 of the U.A. Sports Festival First-Year Stage.
      • Momo received a total of 108 nominations from Pro Heroes for her U.A. Sports Festival performance, making her the 6th most nominated Class 1-A student.
    • Scored 94 in the Provisional Hero License Exam.
  • In Chapter 124, Momo broke the fourth wall when she pointed out that Mirio Togata only needed 3 panels to explain the Hero Internship.
  • Momo would have made her costume even more revealing were it not for restrictions on the amount of skin allowed to be shown in a costume.[3]
  • Momo is the only female student of Class 1-A whose height is not in the 150-159 centimeter range, measuring at a far taller 173 centimeters.
  • Momo, Minoru Mineta, Mina Ashido and Tsuyu Asui all share the same costume designer.[4]

Quotes

  • (To her classmates) "We've got to start at the bottom and work up! And if we don't earnestly cheer each other on... We'll never be great heroes!"[5]
  • (To Tenya Ida, Izuku Midoriya, Eijiro Kirishima & Shoto Todoroki) "I trust you, Todoroki, but worse comes to worst, I should be their backup which is why I'm coming too."[6]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 11 (p. 7).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 8, Omake
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 13.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 11 (p. 4).
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 84.

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