You're not so hard to nab once I caught on to your moves! You should know, they call me the Mobile Adonis!Nirengeki Shoda to Minoru Mineta in "Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso!"
Nirengeki is a chubby young man of average height, with short, ice-blue hair and a round face. He has large, wide eyes with small pupils, and is usually seen looking a little sheepish and apologetic; his eyebrows are almost always pointed upwards.
His hero costume consists of a black, high-collared suit with a trim of white pale lines around its collar and hem, and a similar pattern over his torso and shoulders, along with plain black pants and white knee-high boots. A blue scouter-looking device is worn over his left eye, and he has a connected radar on the back of one of his gloved hands.
Nirengeki has a very humble attitude, as he will not take credit for something he feels that he hasn't earned by his own strength. This is shown when he chose to pull himself out from the final rounds of the U.A. Sports Festival due to having been under Hitoshi Shinso's Brainwashing.
As the vice president of Class 1-B, it can be suggested that his classmates trust him and find him reliable. In battle, Nirengeki is shown to be focused and collaborates well with others, as he worked in unison with Reiko Yanagi and Yui Kodai, displaying a good sense of teamwork. He also complimented Mina Ashido on her uppercut afterwards, implying that he is mature and does not hold grudges.
Additionally, Nirengeki does not seem to hold any envy towards Class 1-A and is not seen supporting his class' rivalry or Neito Monoma's tirades. He is described as 1-B's conscience, and shows to be more amicable and less competitive than some of his other classmates.
Overall Abilities: Nirengeki is a rather competent fighter who not only excels in one-on-one combat but also possesses good Quirk handling. His Quirk, Twin Impact, allows Nirengeki to remotely cause attacks to repeat a second time, but with significantly amplified force involved compared to the initial impact. He can also exploit his Quirk for mobility purposes, such as jumping higher and dashing faster. Nirengeki also has good camaraderie, augmenting the attacks of himself, and those of his allies, when their initial assault doesn't have sufficient strength. The more potency there is behind a base attack, the stronger it will become when Nirengeki enhances it. Nirengeki's overall abilities make him a pivotal, supporting asset to have on a team, wherein he can increase the singular attacks of his comrades, or the collaboration attacks initiated by him and his comrades working together, as there's only so much force he can produce on his own.
During the Joint Training Battle, Nirengeki not only demonstrated his comradeship by magnifying the cooperation attack enacted by Reiko Yanagi and Yui Kodai, but showcased impressive reaction time. After reading the sporadic movements of Minoru Mineta, he was able to defeat the Fresh-Picked Hero with a single punch. And while Minoru's constitution may not be very high, to knock someone out with a single hit is still quite a feat on Nirengeki's part. His abilities eventually garnered the attention of the Lion Hero: Shishido, giving Nirengeki the opportunity to intern under the No. 13 Pro Hero, and improve on his flurry of attacks and the ability to read ahead of situations.
Tactical Intellect: Nirengeki has been shown to be very astute, as was able to immediately deduce that Mina had blocked his attack, despite it not being visible to him, considering he had to rely on the use of his tracker.
Twin Impact (ツインインパクト Tsuin Inpakuto?): Nirengeki's Quirk allows him to strike a target and then remotely make the point of contact experience a second impact. The second impact is several times stronger than the initial blow.
He can use this power to create a force of propulsion, such as to bestow an impact on an object to send it flying at opponents, or to send possible weapons away.
|Conscious of the Team||5/6 A|
Impact Location Recording Devices: Nirengeki wears gloves and a scouter-like half-visor over his left eye. These devices allow him to keep track of the places where he landed a blow, allowing him to activate his Quirk at the most ideal times.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- Nirengeki's surname contains the kanji for "level" (庄 shō?) and "rice field" (田 da?), and his first name contains "two" (二 ni?), "join" (連 ren?) and "attack" (撃 geki?).
- Put together, the first and second characters of his first name mean "double" (二連 niren?), meaning that his first name put together means "double attack," and his last name is homophonous with the Japanese word for "palm-strike" (掌打 shōda?). Thus, his full name literally translates to "palm strike, double attack," which is a clear reference to his Quirk.
- He likes to watch boxing matches.
- He shares his birthday with his classmate, Manga Fukidashi.
- Along with Ibara Shiozaki, Nirengeki was also originally planned to be in Class 1-A.
- Nirengeki's English voice actor, Dallas Reid, also voices Juzo Honenuki.
- The English subtitles for the anime localizes his Hero name as "Mindz".
- (To Midnight and the other Sports Festival participants) "This is a contest of skill. Letting someone who didn't do anything advance... doesn't it defeat the whole point of the Sports Festival? Isn't it even against the rules?"
|U.A. High School|
|Class 1-A Students||Denki Kaminari • Eijiro Kirishima • Fumikage Tokoyami • Hanta Sero • Izuku Midoriya • Katsuki Bakugo • Koji Koda • Kyoka Jiro • Mashirao Ojiro • Mezo Shoji • Mina Ashido • Minoru Mineta • Momo Yaoyorozu • Ochaco Uraraka • Rikido Sato • Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Ida • Toru Hagakure • Tsuyu Asui • Yuga Aoyama|
|Class 1-B Students||Hiryu Rin • Ibara Shiozaki • Itsuka Kendo • Juzo Honenuki • Jurota Shishida • Kinoko Komori • Kojiro Bondo • Kosei Tsuburaba • Manga Fukidashi • Neito Monoma • Nirengeki Shoda • Pony Tsunotori • Reiko Yanagi • Sen Kaibara • Setsuna Tokage • Shihai Kuroiro • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Togaru Kamakiri • Yosetsu Awase • Yui Kodai|
|Department of Support||Mei Hatsume • Bibimi Kenranzaki|
|General Department||Hitoshi Shinso • Chikuchi Togeike • Tsutsutaka Agoyamato|
|Second Year Students||Mawata Fuwa|
|Third Year Students||Mirio Togata • Nejire Hado • Tamaki Amajiki • Bibimi Kenranzaki • Yuyu Haya|
|Staff||All Might • Cementoss • Ectoplasm • Eraser Head • Hound Dog • Lunch Rush • Midnight • Nezu • Power Loader • Present Mic • Recovery Girl • Snipe • Thirteen • Vlad King • Gran Torino (Retired)|
|Former Students||All Might • Endeavor • Best Jeanist • Midnight • Eraser Head • Loud Cloud • Present Mic • Mister Blaster|
|Locations||Class 1-A • Class 1-B • Conference Room • Ground Beta • Ground Gamma • Ground Omega • Gym Gamma • Heights Alliance • Lunch Rush Cafeteria • P.E. Grounds • Recovery Girl's Nurse's Office • Sports Festival Stadium • Teachers Lounge • U.A.'s Development Studio • Unforeseen Simulation Joint|