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Whenever I'd get curious and try to learn about others, I'd wind up driving them away. But then... you asked me that. I got... to learn so much about you two here. And now... I'm all the stronger for it.
Nejire Hado about Tamaki and Mirio in "Abnormal Happenings"

Nejire Hado ( () (どう) ねじれ Hadō Nejire?), also known as Nejire Chan (ネジレちゃん Nejirechan?), is a Pro Hero.[3]

Prior to the Final War, she was a student in Class 3-A[2] at U.A. High School and was part of The Big 3.

Appearance[]

Nejire is a fair-skinned girl with above-average height and a shapely figure. While pretty and attractive, according to the boys at U.A. and Yuyu Haya, Nejire is more of the "cute kind" than the "sexy kind." She has wide and curious royal blue eyes with upper eyelashes that are long and thick. Her hair is periwinkle, reaching 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.

Nejire wears a waistcoat instead of the standard 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 to reference her Quirk.

In the past, Nejire had back-length hair wrapped around in two small spirals.

After Dabi attacked her with his flames, Nejire's hair was burned down to shoulder length. Following the Paranormal Liberation War, Nejire's hair is now cut much shorter, just reaching her chin along with her two protruding hairs being less horn-like. Also, her wrist guards are shorter.

Gallery[]

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 invasive or off-putting questions.

When she was first at U.A., her personality drove people away from her, with them all believing she was looking down on them due to her powerful Quirk. Because of this, she remained cold and distant from everyone, keeping her emotions bottled in. It wasn't until Tamaki Amajiki, and then Mirio Togata, befriended her that she was able to open her feelings back up again, regaining her confidence.

Nejire talking enthusiastically about Mirio's Quirk

Nejire talking enthusiastically about Mirio's Quirk.

Nejire is an affectionate person and a "free spirit" 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 enjoys explaining things to people and sharing her knowledge. She is mentioned to act like a kindergartner due to her childish glee.

Nejire is enthusiastic, affable, cheery, and always seen moving. She shows a compassionate side to Eri by doing her hair and playing with her in her free time. However, she has demonstrated a more stoic nature during various situations; she is not very concerned for Tamaki when she learns of his attack. Thanks to Nejire's 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. Nejire can be very calm and focused when the situation calls for it. Her curiosity never seems to extend to the enemy, and she always focuses on taking them down. During the battle against Tomura and High-Ends, Nejire showed great judgment, aptitude, and anger, a side of which she does not often display. Her strong heart has allowed her to climb into one of the U.A.'s top three students.

Abilities[]

Nejire Flood

Nejire using her ultimate move "Gring Flood" against the enhanced Shigaraki.

Overall Abilities: Nejire is one of U.A. High School's most powerful students alongside Mirio and Tamaki, 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 incredible mastery over her powerful and versatile Quirk, Wave Motion. Despite Wave Motion's lack of speed, Nejire utilizes the energy surges to boost her mobility. She can quickly close the gap between her and the target before unleashing blast waves at close range. The waves have proven very effective against large enemies who lack speed.[4] Nejire can control how much energy she wants to output and release it from her palms and feet. Nejire can levitate herself with fine control by releasing small amounts under her feet. She can defend herself and use the waves to attack from long range. A combination of the applications above is effective for Nejire controlling a battlefield and keeping her distance.[5]

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 to take on villains that are much larger and physically stronger than she is. At the beginning of 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 subdue him successfully. During the Paranormal Liberation War, Nejire's abilities were proven to surpass most Pro Heroes as she, alongside Shoto Todoroki, managed to overwhelm the enhanced Tomura Shigaraki (albeit he was severely weakened due to his earlier battles). Nejire later held back multiple Near High-End Nomu alongside Mirio Togata, Tenya Ida, and Katsuki Bakugo despite her being burned by Dabi just before the encounter.

During the Final War against the Villains, Nejire was selected to join the assault team pitted against the body-enhanced "Tomura Shigaraki," a massive testament to her abilities. A short while later, while working alongside her Big 3 teammates, they could hold back the enhanced Villain for an extended period.

  • Enhanced Stamina: Due to her Quirk's drawback, Nejire has built intense stamina through training. Due to this feat and 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.[4] When Dabi's flames blasted her, Nejire recovered and helped ward off 4 Near-High Ends despite her burns.
  • Enhanced Durability: Nejire has proven to be relatively resilient, as she survived being scorched by Dabi's flames and emerged with only moderate burns. This resilience is an impressive feat of Nejire's resilience, given that Dabi's firepower exceeds that of Endeavor and can instantly turn his targets to ash. Nejire also survived a torso slash across her face and stomach from Tomura, continuing to fight despite her significant injury.

Quirk[]

Gring Wave

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 vitality into energy and release it in the form of exceptionally powerful spiral shockwaves. However, since the energy travels in a spiral, it's not very fast. Additionally, since Nejire uses her own stamina as a power source for her Quirk, overusing it will cause her to suffer from great exhaustion. She has had to train her stamina to overcome this drawback.

Nejire can release very powerful 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. Nejire can attack with her Quirk in close-range combat, adding more force and power to her kicks and punches.

Nejire also uses her Quirk for support and capturing purposes. During the destruction of Jaku City, she used her waves as propellers. She carried and pushed both vehicles and citizens inside her waves to safety. While saving civilians in Kansai, she restrained a giant sludge villain inside her Quirk, capturing him. During her battle with Tomura Shigaraki, Nejire sent her waves to Mirio as a power source and physical enhancement for his punches. This handling further illustrates Nejire's extraordinary control over her Quirk, as she lowered the vitality level to the point where it did not cause physical harm to objects or people.

Ultimate Moves[]

  • Nejire Wave (ねじれる波動 (グリングウェイヴ) Guringu Weivu?): Nejire charges her Wave Motion output to 30. She then blasts her enemies with two powerful waves from each hand, creating two giant spiral waves. It is strong enough to simultaneously take down two villains with gigantification Quirks.[5]
    • Pike (穿つ槍 (パイク) Paiku?): Nejire channels her Nejire Wave into a point, to pierce her opponent. She can also redirect it mid-attack.[6]
  • Nejire Flood (ねじれる洪水 (グリングフロッド) Guringu Furoddo?): Nejire charges her Wave Motion to its maximum output 100. She twists her hands in a spiral formation and releases a massive blast of energy concentrated in both hands toward her opponent.[7] The energy forms a downward spiral waterfall, thus the name "Nejire Flood".

Stats[]

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
4/6 B+
Technique
 
5/6 A
Wits
 
4/6 B
Offbeat-itude
 
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! Pictured
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. 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
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Flashback
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
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!! Absent
328. No Man Is an Island Absent
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Appears
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part -1 Absent
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Absent
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Appears
344. Stars Absent
345. Division Appears
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Appears
347. Inflation Appears
348. Unrequited Absent
349. Battle Flame Absent
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Absent
353. Endeavor Absent
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Absent
355. Extras Absent
356. Regarding the Enemy Absent
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Appears
359. Place of Learning Appears
360. Despite It All... Appears
361. Abnormal Happenings Appears
362. Light Fades to Rain Appears
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Appears
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Appears
366. Full Moon Appears
367. Deku vs. All For One Appears
368. Rev Up, One For All Absent
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Appears
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Absent
375. Chaotic Confusion Absent
376. On Knife's Edge Absent
377. The Chain Thus Far Absent
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Absent
379. Hopes Absent
380. A Skosh Absent
381. Dark Absent
382. Don't Let Him Go Absent
383. Meek Spirits Absent
384. It's a Small World Absent
385. The Impulses of Youth Absent
386. I AM HERE Absent
387. Congealing Absent
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Absent
391. Rejecting the World Absent
392. Villain Name Absent
393. A Girl's Ego Absent
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Absent
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Absent
396. Battle Without A Quirk Absent
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Absent
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Absent
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Flashback
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Absent
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Absent
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Absent
410. Farewell, All For One!! Flashback
411. History's Greatest Villain Absent
412. History's Maddest Hero Absent
413. Leaden Mass Absent
414. Overlay Absent
415. Rejection Absent
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Absent
417. Shimura Absent
418. Meek Spirits Absent
419. Design Flashback
420. From Aizawa Absent
421. We Are Here Absent
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Absent
423. One For All vs. All For One Absent
424. Epilogue Absent

Anime Appearances[]

Appearances
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
47. All For One Absent
48. Symbol of Peace Absent
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Absent
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Debut
63. Unrivaled Appears
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Absent
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets... Mentioned
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
69. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
70. GO!! Appears
71. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Flashback
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Flashback
76. Infinite 100% Appears
77. Bright Future Appears
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Flashback
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Appears
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Flashback
85. School Festival Start!! Appears
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
88. His Start Absent
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Absent
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 Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Appears
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Appears
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Appears
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
116. One's Justice Absent
117. Inheritance Absent
118. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
119. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
120. Disaster Walker Absent
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Absent
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
123. The Ones Within Us Appears
124. Dabi's Dance Appears
125. Threads of Hope Appears
126. Final Performance Appears
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Mentioned
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Absent
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
132. Full Power!! Flashback
133. Hired Gun Absent
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
135. Friend Absent
136. Deku vs. Class A Absent
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
138. No Man Is an Island Absent
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
140. Specter Absent
141. Villain Absent
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Appears
143. Let You Down Appears
144. Division Appears
145. Inflation Appears
146. Two Flashfires Absent
147. Extras Absent
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent

Trivia[]

  • Nejire's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 64th in the Fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 38th in the Fifth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 23rd in the Sixth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 34th in the Seventh Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 24th in the Eighth 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?).
    • Her hero name, Nejire Chan (ネジレちゃん?), can be literally translated as "Miss Twist".
  • Nejire's favorite things are lilies and jasmine tea.
  • Kohei Horikoshi states that he has trouble drawing Nejire's long hair. This is likely a reason it was shortened following the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 425.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 156 and Episode 76.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 131 and Episode 68.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 360.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 290.

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