Nejire Hado ( () (どう) ねじれ Hadō Nejire?), also known as Nejire Chan (ネジレちゃん Nejirechan?), is a student in Class 3-A[1] at U.A. High School and is part of The Big 3.

Appearance

Nejire is a fair-skinned girl of average height with wide, curious eyes. Her upper eyelashes are long and thick, and her irises are a royal blue. Her hair is periwinkle, and it reaches all the way down to her knees, twisting around itself at her waist and curving inwards around her legs. She has side-swept bangs, tucked behind her ears on the right and hanging just over her eyes on the left, and two short clumps of hair on either side of her face, curved towards her face on the right and behind it, under her ear, on the left. According to the boys at U.A. and Yuyu Haya, Nejire is more of the "cute kind" than the "sexy kind."

Nejire wears a waistcoat in place of the normal U.A. blazer with her school uniform like Kyoka Jiro occasionally does.

Nejire's hero costume consists of a royal blue skin-tight bodysuit with a high black collar, pale mint green markings covering her torso from over her shoulders to between her legs, framed with turquoise, a matching stripe of the same two colors around both of her upper arms. On her feet, she wears a pair of knee-high boots, a thinning flap buttoned on each thigh, with turquoise spirals around her ankles, matching the thicker ones above her yellow gauntlets and wrist-guards. She has a black strap around the top of each thigh, two small satchels attached, and two spiraling horns of hair protruding from behind her ears that are shaped as a reference to her Quirk.

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Personality

Nejire is naturally a very kind, talkative and endlessly curious girl who shows great interest in people's unique physical features and is easily distracted by them. Due to this, Nejire can be very blunt, often asking rather invasive or off-putting questions.

Nejire talking enthusiastically about Mirio's Quirk.

Nejire is an affectionate person and a "free spirit," someone who has a genuine passion for learning new and strange things and isn't afraid to speak her mind or show how she feels. She seems to like knowing more than others, but not in a proud way, as she just enjoys explaining things to people and sharing her knowledge. She is mentioned to act like a kindergartner due to her childish glee.

She is very enthusiastic, affable, and cheery, and is always seen moving. She shows compassionate side with Eri by doing her hair and playing with her on her free time. However, she has shown a more stoic nature during various situations; she was not very concerned for Tamaki Amajiki when she learns of his attack. Thanks to her inquisitive and chatty demeanor, she is a notably level-headed individual, though she comes off as an "airhead" most of the time.

Despite her happy-go-lucky personality, Nejire is fierce in battle. When the situation calls for it, Nejire can be very calm and focused. Her curiosity never seems to extend to the enemy and she always maintains her focus on taking them down. During her battle against Tomura and High-Ends, Nejire showed great judgement, aptitude and anger, a side of which she does not often display. Her strong heart is what has allowed her to climb the ranks into one of U.A.'s top three students.

Abilities

Nejire and Shoto tag-team against the enhanced Tomura Shigaraki.

Overall Abilities: Nejire is one of U.A. High School's most powerful students alongside Mirio and Tamaki, who are all collectively known as The Big 3. Like the rest of the Big 3, Nejire's abilities can rival or even surpass that of most Pro Heroes.

She has shown on multiple occasions to have great mastery over her powerful and versatile Quirk, Wave Motion. Despite Wave Motion's lack of speed, Nejire utilizes the energy surges to boost her own mobility. By doing so, she can quickly close the gap between her and the target before unleashing blast waves at close range. The waves have proven to be very effective against large enemies who also lack speed.[2] Nejire can control how much energy she wants to output and can release it from her palms and her feet. By releasing small amounts under her feet, Nejire can levitate herself with fine control. She can defend herself and use the waves to attack from long range. A combination of the aforementioned applications is effective for Nejire controlling a battlefield and keeping her distance.[3]

Nejire's abilities not only garnered her the opportunity to be mentored by Ryukyu, the No. 10 (formerly No. 9) Pro Hero, but have also proven to be enough to allow Nejire take on villains that are much larger and physically stronger than she is. At the beginning the Shie Hassaikai Raid, the Ryukyu Squad acted as the first line of defense against Rikiya Katsukame of the Eight Bullets and were able to successfully subdue him. During the Paranormal Liberation War, Nejire ventured through Jaku City alongside Tenya Ida, and was able to launch a surprise attack on the body-enhanced Tomura Shigaraki, who then vainly attempted to ward her off. Nejire proceeded to collaborate with Shoto Todoroki in a full-power onslaught that incapacitated the battle-worn Tomura, all before he was overtaken by the newly-arrived Gigantomachia and the 4 remaining Paranormal Liberation Front lieutenants. After Best Jeanist’s unexpected appearance and brisk restraint of the six villains, Nejire attempted another assault on Spinner and the unconscious Tomura, only to be effectively blasted out of the air by Dabi's flames. Recovering from the flame attack, Nejire, alongside Tenya and a heavily-injured Katsuki Bakugo, aided Mirio Togata in fending off the 4 Near-High End Nomu that had arrived on the battlefield for a prolonged period of time until an All For One-possessed Tomura opted a retreat.

  • Enhanced Stamina: Due to her Quirk's drawback, Nejire has built up an intense amount of stamina through training. Due to this feat, along with the nature of her Quirk, facing Nejire in a drawn-out battle would eventually become a battle of stamina. After her stamina was siphoned by a Trigger-enhanced Rikiya Katsukame, Nejire was still able to hold her own against the Yakuza member for 20 minutes until the Trigger drug wore off, allowing the Ryukyu Squad to defeat him once and for all.[2] When she was blasted by Dabi's flames, Nejire recovered, and was able to help ward off 4 Near-High Ends in spite of the burns she bore.
  • Enhanced Durability: Nejire has proven herself to be rather resilient, as she able to survive being scorched by Dabi's flames, and emerge with only moderate burns. This is an exceptionally impressive feat of Nejire's resilience, given Dabi's firepower exceeds that of Endeavor, and can turn his targets to ash in an instant.

Quirk

Nejire blasting a pair of gigantified Villains with her spiral shockwaves.

Wave Motion ( () (どう) Hadō?): Nejire's Quirk grants her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy and release it in the form of exceptionally powerful spiral shockwaves. Since the energy travels in a spiral, it's not very fast. Overusing this Quirk will cause Nejire to suffer from great exhaustion, due to it using her own stamina as a power source.

Nejire can release the shockwaves from her hands as an offensive blast. She can also release the energy from her feet to increase her mobility and allow herself to fly.

Super Moves

  • Gring Wave (ねじれる波動 (グリングウェイヴ) Guringu Weivu?): Nejire charged her Wave Motion output to 30. This attack blasts her enemies with two powerful waves from each hand. It is strong enough to simultaneously take down two villains with gigantification Quirks.[3]
  • Nejire Flood (ねじれ洪水 (グリングフロッド) Guringu Furoddo?): Nejire charges her Wave Motion Quirk to output 100. She then releases a massive blast of energy concentrated in both hands towards her opponent.[4]

Stats

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
4/6 B+
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
Eccentricity
 
6/6 S
Nejire's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Debut
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 Absent
131. Fighting Fate Appears
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
135. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
136. Close at Hand!! Appears
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Appears
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 Flashback
153. Transform! Mentioned
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Appears
162. Suitable One Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Absent
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Flashback
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Appears
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
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 Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
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 Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
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!! Absent
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 Appears
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Appears
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi's Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Appears
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Appears
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Mentioned
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 Mentioned
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent

Trivia

  • Nejire's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 64th in the 4th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 38th in the 5th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 23rd in the 6th Popularity Poll.
  • Nejire's surname contains the kanji for "wavelength" ( ha?) and "motion, change, confusion" ( ?), and the hiragana that makes up her given name means "distortion, twist, warp" (ねじれ nejire?).
    • Put together, the kanji for Nejire's surname spells the Japanese word for "wave" in physics terminology (波動 hadō?).
    • If you put the characters in her name together, it means "wave twist" (波動 ねじれ hadō nejire?).
  • Nejire's favorite things are lilies and jasmine tea.
  • Horikoshi has stated he has trouble drawing her long hair.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 156.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 131.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 290.

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