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Pop Off (もぎもぎ Mogimogi?) is the Quirk used by Minoru Mineta.

Description

Pop Off allows Minoru to produce sticky spheres from his head that he can pluck painlessly.

Pop Off is shown to be excellent for traps.

Once Minoru removes one of his spheres, a new one will grow in its place almost instantly. The spheres will adhere to any surface they come into contact with, except for Minoru himself. Water does not seem to affect the adhesion capabilities of the spheres.

Weaknesses

The stickiness of the spheres corresponds to Minoru's internal health, lasting several hours to a day if he is in good condition.[1] If Minoru removes too many spheres from his head in quick succession, he will begin to bleed from the scalp.

Usage

Creative use of Pop Off as well as impressive athletic ability.

Minoru primarily uses his spheres as thrown projectiles, binding opponents and their weapons to other objects or even themselves. Minoru is intelligent enough to come up with traps as well, something his spheres are very suitable for. Pop Off tends to be a fairly underestimated ability, which allows Minoru to surprise those that let their guard down.

Minoru can take advantage of the fact that his spheres bounce off his body to use them as small trampolines, letting him bypass obstacles found on the ground. The spheres can also be used to scale virtually any surface.

Shortly before the Provisional Hero License Exam, Minoru was able to use his Pop Off spheres as a whip-like weapon, which aided him in defending against incoming balls.

Named Super Moves

Grape Rush anime.png Grape Rush (グレープ ラッシュ Gurēpu Rasshu?): Minoru rushes towards the enemy while throwing several of his sticky spheres at them, holding the enemy in place and allowing Minoru to rush past them.[2]
Super Grape Rush (スーパーグレープラッシュ Sūpā Gurēpu Rasshu?): From an elevated position, Minoru launches a large number of his sticky spheres to trap the enemy between stuff.[3] Super Grape Rush.gif
Pop Off - Vineyard.png Pop Off: Vineyard (モギモギグレープ畑作戦 Mogimogigurēpu hata sakusen?): Minoru sticks several of his Pop Off Spheres to a rope which acts as a snare. He first displayed this technique during the fifth match of the Joint Training Battle.[4]
Grape Buckler (Anime).png Grape Buckler (グレープバックラー Gurēpu Bakkurā?): Minoru attaches a number of Pop Off Spheres to a shield, which he can use for defense while simultaneously trapping whatever hits the shield. He first used this technique to block projectiles launched by Twin Impact during the fifth round of the Joint Training Battle.[5]
Mineta Bounce (Anime).png Grape-Pinky Combo Mineta-Bounce (グレープピンキーコンボ (はね) (みね) () Gurēpu Pinkī Konbo - Hane Mineta?): After Mina Ashido uses Acid Layback to spin on the spot and Minoru lays down a number of Pop Off Spheres on the ground and walls, Mina throws Minoru with great force so that he bounces from sphere to sphere. As he is flying through the air and bouncing off of each sphere, he can throw more Pop Off Spheres from his head onto his opponents while making it difficult to be hit back. They first displayed this technique during the fifth match of the Joint Training Battle.[5]
Mineta Beads.png Mineta Beads (ミネタビーズ Mineta Bīzu?): [6]

Trivia

  • The name Mogi Mogi, is based on Meiji Mogi Mogi Fruits Goumi Candy, an actual Japanese snack.
  • Like several other Quirks, Pop Off has its own signature sound effect: "POP".

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 14 and Episode 10.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 67 and Episode 36.
  3. My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 210 and Episode 98.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 214 and Episode 99.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 321.

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