My Hero Academia Wiki
My Hero Academia Wiki

This is the My Hero Academia Wiki's Image Policy. It describes the acceptable guidelines for the uploading and usage of images on the wiki.

Note: These Policies are strongly based on the One Piece Image Guildines page.

Image Usage

Images are used on this wikia to illustrate articles and depict what often is hard to describe in words. To keep the wikia healthy, avoid questions of "misuse" of the wikia and to generally avoid sensitive image arguments we have certain guidelines and rules that should be note.

Unacceptable images can be considered vandalism, just as text can be considered if it is spam, offensive, or intentionally written wrong information.

Keep in mind that unsuitable or unused images can be deleted at any point without warning by an administrator.

Image Policies

Acceptable Images

  • Single panels or pages from the manga
  • In the case of the manga, images should be uploaded with no text in speech bubbles. If there is text outside of a speech bubble that would need to be redrawn, the raw (Japanese) version must be used.
    • Only the text outside of a speech bubble in a raw version doesn't need to be erased. The text inside a speech bubble must still be erased. 
  • In the case of the anime, images should not have subtitles, watermarks, or editor credits.
  • Only .gif or .png file extensions. This is the standard requirement for the wiki system and many file extension types (such as .BMP) are not uploadable.

Gif Animations

  • GIF format should only be used in the case of an animated image from the anime. Static images, such as a panel from the manga or a screenshot from the anime should be uploaded in PNG format.
  • GIF format should only be used for a scene you can describe in words properly or an action scene (ex. Quirks, moves, fights, actions).
  • GIF format images should not take up most of an article page.
  • We recommend a maximum limit of three GIF format images per article, in order to avoid frequent slowdowns.

Unacceptable Images

  • Collages
  • Fanart of any form, for any reason
  • Images with any kind of English scanlated text
  • Images unrelated to My Hero Academia
  • Files in any other format other than .png or .gif
  • Images with watermarks
    • The exception is if it has Weekly Shonen Jump as a watermark.
  • Images with potential spoilers until the official episode or chapter is released. (Click here for Spoiler Policy).
  • Images for your profile should not be uploaded to the wiki. Please upload them to another image sharing site and import them here.
  • Porn, nudity and any other kind of image that shows explicit scenes, even if it's from an official source, according to Wikia's Terms of Use.

Image Info

When you upload an image on this wiki, please provide the necessary information on the file's page, such as:

  • Description: optional field where users can provide information or observations on the image as well as its purpose.
  • Source: please specify where the file comes from, for example which Volume/Chapter/Episode, or if the image is a manga picture or an anime screenshot. Like everything in this wiki, it must be referenced.
  • For unreleased content, such as an upcoming movie or video game, do not list that as a source. Instead, list the official website of the content in question as a source.
  • For promotional material, please list the event, magazine or website it hails from as a source, not the content that is being promoted.
  • Licensing: please provide the right license for each image. See the next section for more information.
  • Categorization: after you upload a file, add the appropriate categories by the button at the bottom. If you're not sure which category is appropriate for an image, search for similar ones. Images are usually categorized by the chapter/episode they come from, their format, the characters featured, etc. Use the Image category section for further guidance if necessary.



Almost every image on this wiki is copyrighted and used under fair use. The majority of image copyrights are held by Kohei Horikoshi, Shueisha or Studio Bones. If the image comes from the manga, anime, a cover or any other merchandises, then add the template {{Fairuse}} in the "Licensing" section.

Image Format Policies

The PNG format is strongly preferred over other formats here. JPGs or JPEGs are not allowed on the wiki. Updates to Wikia servers have caused .jpgs to become pixilated when viewed as thumbnails in articles, even when the full size image is high quality. PNGs will not compress or become pixelated when viewed at any size, and are always of higher quality.

Image Naming Policies

  • The image name must describe what is going in the image. (Ex: Katsuki attacks Izuku.png)
  • If the image depicts a specific character alone (ex. a profile picture, a full body picture, hero costume picture) specify it and whether it is a present or past picture on the file name. (Ex: Katsuki Bakugou's Hero Costume, Izuku Midoriya's Mother (Past)
    • If the image does not depict a single character, but instead a scene with two or more characters, use only the hero or first names of the characters depicted. (Ex: Izuku and Tenya talk.png)
  • No random string of letters, words, or numbers.
  • Always put spaces between words.

Image Tagging

Image Advising

Image Replacing

Any image on a page can be replaced by uploading a new image with the same name. Editors do not need permission or explanation to replace an image on a place. However, what you consider a better image may not be considered a better image by other editors. Please also take note that replacing an image from the manga with its counterpart is acceptable, however you should not replace a manga image with another manga image of lower quality. Likewise, do not replace an anime image with another anime image of lower quality. If a protected image is in need of replacement, ask if it should be replaced on the talk page.

Image Wars

This is when editors are constantly changing images on a page from one version to another. In the event of constant reverting between two revisions of the same image, the most useful or related image to its intended use will be chosen, or in the event of neither image being of satisfaction, both images may be rejected for another image. If you feel the other editors are making a bad choice, there is a choice to argue the point of the image, backing it up with support from the guidelines listed on this page. If the issue gets out of hand, one of the administrators will protect the page.

Duplicate Images

This is when the same image is uploaded twice or more to a wiki with a different name. All version of this image except for the first will be deleted.

Image Placing

Images should be organized into their respective places. For example, an image of Present Mic and Kyoka Jiro goes into both Kyoka Jiro/Image Gallery and Hizashi Yamada/Image Gallery. 

Manga Image Policy

All manga images uploaded by users should be from the RAW Japanese scans. Images from fan scanlated sites are unacceptable. Images from those sites are redrawn, inaccurately shaded, and translated by fans. The Japanese versions are the best quality and directly from the source. 


These are some things considered as image vandalism:

  • Uploading Fan-art or anything not related to My Hero Academia
  • Uploading .jpg images.
  • Uploading images with English scanlated text
  • Image Warring (Constantly changing the image of a page.)
  • Duplicate images
  • Collages or pictures together
  • Porn or Hentai images
  • Fake or spoiler images
  • Uploading images and not using them.

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