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A Quirk ( () (せい) Kosei?, lit. "Individuality"), formerly known as a Meta Ability ( () (のう) Inō?, lit. "Extraordinary Ability"), is a superhuman ability that a person can possess.

Along with being unique to each user, Quirks are sorted into multiple categories. Quirk users are also limited to only developing one ability and are thus unable to achieve any other through natural means.


The first Quirk.

The first Meta Ability was manifested by a newborn baby in Qing Qing City, China with the ability to radiate light from its body. After this phenomenon, many people around the world began to manifest different kinds of superpowers,[1] which became known as Meta Abilities.

While the cause of this phenomenon is unknown, it has been theorized that it was caused by the spread of a previously unknown virus carried by mice, although this theory had no hard evidence.[2]

The advent of the Quirks led society into chaos.

The dawn of this extraordinary era was marred by a breakdown of society caused by the sudden onslaught of criminals empowered by their newfound "superpowers" and ordinary people being prejudiced against the new minority.

As chaos and unrest ensued due to the outbreak of Meta Abilities, ordinary civilians decided to take matters into their own hands to bring order to society, and thus the first "heroes" appeared in the form of Vigilantes, beginning the Vigilantes Era.[3]

The era of vigilantes.

During this time period, All For One became a symbol of unity in society. He used his own Meta Ability to remove Meta Abilities from those who did not want them and give them to those that did. His actions under the guise of returning society to its prior state of humanity, when in reality, he was gathering followers who were loyal to him, allowing him to act out his ulterior motives.[4]

At some point, a woman gave birth to a son named Chikara Yotsubashi. As Chikara grew up, he faced a lot of discrimination and abuse for having a Meta Ability. His mother supported him, stating that her son's Meta Ability is just a Quirk of his. Although at the time, her message was scorned and even led to her murder, decades later, "Quirk" became the most common term for such Meta Abilities, and she retroactively became known as the Mother of Quirks.[5]

As society adapted to the new status quo, the Police Force moved to prioritize leadership and to maintain the status quo, and as such, decided not to use Quirks as weapons. To fill that void, the profession of crime-fighting Quirk users, Pro Heroes, began to exist, starting in Rhode Island, USA, which caused the Vigilantes to slowly disappear. Authorizing the use of powers that could so easily kill, however, was a greatly criticized decision at first, but eventually became accepted as a legitimate occupation. This became known as the "Advent of the Extraordinary".[6]

Destro preaching on using the Quirks freely.

With the proliferation of Quirks, the government began to regulate their use. A group of Quirk users known as the Meta Liberation Army, led by Chikara under the alias, Destro, had tried to stop the passing of regulations that would restrict Quirk usage, believing that free use of Quirks is a basic human right. They rebelled against the governments of a number of nations for several years before ultimately suffering defeat.[7]

Currently, roughly 80% of the people who make up the global population possess a Quirk, and that percentage continues to increase.[1] According to Yoichi Shigaraki, the number of individuals without a Quirk has been rapidly declining in population, indicating that now less than 20% of the world's population is Quirkless.


Quirks are said to be the next stage of evolution in the human race. It is possible, though rudimentary, to diagnose a person as possessing or lacking a Quirk by analyzing the presence or absence of an extra joint in their pinky toe. People with only one joint tend to develop a Quirk, while having two joints usually indicates that the person is Quirkless. The lack of the extra joint makes a person's body more "streamlined", a secondary aspect of human evolution brought about by the emergence of Quirks.[1]

Eijiro Kirishima's Quirk first manifesting as a child.

A person's Quirk will normally manifest anytime before the age of four, sometimes even straight after birth, such was the case with Present Mic[8] and the Luminescent Baby. Although, there are late bloomers who don't develop their power until a bit later in life; one such example is Tenko Shimura, who didn't develop his Quirk until he was five. Additionally, Izuku Midoriya was able to explain his use of One For All by claiming he was a late bloomer; though he was lying to protect the secret of his Quirk, this does suggest that it is also possible for someone to not develop their Quirk until their teenage years or perhaps even later.

A Quirk's manifestation tends to happen very suddenly, often to the child's surprise. Eijiro Kirishima's Hardening Quirk first manifested in the middle of the night when he needed the toilet, and resulted in one of his hands accidentally cutting his right upper eye. That said, there can be precursors to a Quirk manifesting as well, such as Tenko Shimura feeling a sudden pain in one of his arms the evening before his Quirk fully manifested.

While Quirks are unique from person to person, some powers are more common and widespread than others, such as fire or water manipulation and the power to grow to gigantic sizes. On the other hand, Quirks such as spatial warping and regenerative healing are very rare.

Furthermore, not all Quirks are singular abilities, as there are some that can have multiple powers. Kaina Tsutsumi's Quirk allows her to protrude a rifle from her right elbow, but she can also mould pieces of her hair like epoxy putty and shape them into any kind of bullet. Tsuyu Asui's Frog Quirk gives her the physiology of said creature, granting her the many abilities of a frog such as an extendable tongue, great leg strength and leaping ability, camouflage, etc. In rarer cases, a single Quirk can take the form of multiple abilities that are completely different from each other, giving the impression of having more than one Quirk; Shoto Todoroki possesses a Quirk that is a perfect combination of his father and mother’s fire and ice powers respectively, essentially giving him two Quirks in one.

It is even possible, albeit quite rare, for some Quirks to take the form of sentient beings that are connected to their users. Fumikage Tokoyami's Dark Shadow grants him a dark creature that lives inside his body which is capable of speaking and acting by itself, even going against its own user’s command on occasion. Rody Soul's eponymous Quirk gives him a small bird-like companion named Pino who acts based on his innermost feelings.

Shoto's overuse of his Quirk gives him frostbite.

Quirks are extensions of a person's bodily functions. As such, they can be trained and worn out. When a person works out their muscles, the muscle fibers are destroyed and new, stronger ones grow back; this same rule applies to Quirks. However, should a Quirk be overused, the user could suffer any of a variety of drawbacks, depending on the nature of the Quirk. These drawbacks are usually simple ailments, such as dry skin or nausea; however, in some cases, the drawback can be much more severe.

The body of a Quirk user has natural adaptations to protect itself from any damage the Quirk might do to them without these natural defenses. For example, someone who can breathe fire does not burn their mouth when using their ability. However, there are instances where a Quirk doesn't suit the user's body and the body can't handle it. Such conditions can be bypassed through the use of support equipment, such as Yuga Aoyama's belt. Some people simply have a body that is not properly suited for their Quirk, Toya Todoroki for example inherited his mother's tolerance for freezing cold, rather than his father's tolerance for high heat, causing him to easily get burned by his own flames. Some people, such as Nine, have a Quirk that is simply too powerful for the human body to handle, causing them to suffer a massive strain on their body, resulting in chronic pain, cellular degeneration, and even a significantly shortened lifespan.

Young Himiko fascinated by gore due to having a blood-based Quirk.

Quirks are known to have a direct influence on the user's personality. For example, Himiko Toga, whose Quirk allows her to transform into a lookalike of anyone whose blood she drinks, caused her to have an obsession with blood and gore, even when she was a child, as well as an unyielding desire to become like the people she admired. While a Quirk's influence on personality can cause the user to have trouble fitting in with others, it does seem to allow the user to use their power more naturally and effectively; Himiko's obsession with blood allows her to use her Quirk and drink blood without feeling disgusted, and without her conscience getting in the way.

Another facet of Quirks is that they are affected by the user’s emotions, given that they serve as a part of their physiology. This applies to some Quirks more than others, such as Blackwhip being empowered by intense emotions such as anger and hatred. Some Quirks can even be based on certain emotions entirely, such as Manami Aiba’s Love, which allows her to grant a power boost to the person she loves by confessing her feelings to them.

Quirk levels can be measured, though only Toshinori Yagi's have ever been shown, being at 15,000 AP at his peak and reaching a low point of 2,500 AP in the present.[9]

Although very rare, it is also possible for animals to possess Quirks, such as Nezu having a Quirk that gives him above-human intelligence,[10] the Monster Cat's Quirk that allowed it to envelop and control objects while amplified by Trigger,[11] and the Queen Bee, a parasitic bee with a Quirk that allows her to control a hive mind of other bees as well as possess the bodies of individual humans.

Every Quirk contains an echo of the consciousness of its wielder; if a person's Quirk is transferred to someone else, the consciousness of the previous wielder will appear in the new user's mind, either as voices in dreams or manifestations in a mental mindscape. This phenomenon is compared to cases of people whose personalities and tastes changed after an organ transplant. If further transferred to yet another new user, then that new user will experience the consciousnesses of all of the previous users. Though, these consciousnesses will disappear if the new user loses the transferred Quirk.[12]

Quirk Factors

"Quirk Factors" (個性因子 Kosei Inshi?), also known as "Plus Alpha Elements" (+ (プラス) α (アルファ) () () Purasu Arufa na Shikumi?),[13] refers to the collective physical and genetic traits that compose a person's Quirk. This includes the primary Quirk power, as well as all the biological mechanisms that allow said primary power to function properly. The term Quirk Factor can also be used to refer to the part of ones body that utilizes the Quirk. For example, Katsuki Bakugo can sweat nitroglycerin-like liquid from his palms and ignite it on command, so his Quirk Factor is in the palms of his hands.

Under special circumstances, a second Quirk can be added to a person's genetics. However, gaining multiple Quirks often puts immense strain on the inheritor, rendering them as mindless living dolls incapable of speaking. It was initially believed a person can tolerate two Quirks at most, should they be physically fit, as was the case with the One For All users, but it turns out they too suffered from the backlash of carrying two Quirks, which resulted in a significantly decreased lifespan.[14]

Presently, there are only three known people who have been able to wield multiple Quirks without suffering from this Quirk overload, All For One, Gigantomachia, and Izuku Midoriya, and three who have been able to achieve this feat through heavy modification on the body and mind, Number 6, Nine, and Tomura Shigaraki. It is potentially possible that a Quirk that can heal the body or provide more energy to the user can supersede the negative effects of holding multiple Quirks, as seen through Gigantomachia's Endurance, Tomura's Super Regeneration, and Nine's attempt to claim Cell Activation. There is also a rare chance that the initial Quirk and the bestowed Quirk may merge together, becoming a new singular Quirk, as was the case with One For All.[15]

It is also possible for a Quirk Factor to not only be extracted from the body, but also replicated, enhanced, and created. Kyudai Garaki had developed a way to duplicate Quirk Factors, allowing multiple individuals to possess the same Quirk. He had also obtained a large collection of various different Quirk Factors, both through duplication and extraction from the original body, which through a procedure could be forcefully implemented into a body, as shown through the Nomu. Experimentation can also result in a Quirk Factor evolving into something new, as was the case with Eel becoming Electric Eel. Artificial Quirks can be created through the combination of multiple Quirk Factors, as seen through the creation of Warp Gate from the base of Cloud and several others.

The expression of Quirk Factors interrupted.

Certain Quirks, such as Erasure, are capable of temporarily halting the expression of the Quirk Factor, rendering the Quirk unusable for a short period, but not affecting the Quirk Factor otherwise. There are other Quirks, however, that are able to directly damage the Quirk Factor of a target, preventing the Quirk from being activated until the user manages to naturally recover. It's also possible that a Quirk Factor can be damaged beyond recovery, causing the Quirk to be permanently suppressed.

The first instance was when Eraser Head was severely injured by the U.S.J. Nomu. Eraser Head’s body sustained a large amount of damage, especially his face and head, and this caused his Erasure Quirk to have a much shorter time limit, as he has to blink more often because of the damage he took. There is also the Quirk-Destroying Drug, which can temporarily or permanently (depending on the variant) destroy the users' Quirk Factor, losing their ability to utilize said Quirks.


An example of Quirk heritage of two families.

Quirks are inherited genetically through what appears to be Mendelian inheritance. A child will either inherit the father's Quirk, the mother's Quirk, or a completely new Quirk formed by a fusion of the two. Depending on the parents, this new Quirk may sometimes give the appearance of the person having two separate Quirks, such as Shoto Todoroki's Half-Cold Half-Hot.

Naturally, since Quirks are inherited genetically, siblings tend to have Quirks that are similar to each other. An example of this is the Ida brothers; the older brother, Tensei has engines in his arms, while the younger brother, Tenya, has engines in his legs.

Much more rarely, a child may manifest a Quirk that is completely different from anything in their genetic lineage, akin to a mutation, such as in the cases of Eri's Rewind and Tomura's Decay.

Physical abnormalities caused by Quirks can be passed on to the next generation, even if the Quirk that causes the abnormality is not passed on; Fumikage Tokoyami has a bird-like head that has nothing to do with his Dark Shadow Quirk, Koji Koda has a jagged, rock-like head that has nothing to do with his Anivoice Quirk, and Mina Ashido has a pair of horns and eyes with black sclera that have nothing to do with her Acid Quirk.

There is also a possibility that two people with Quirks will have a Quirkless child, such was the case with Izuku Midoriya.

Quirk Marriages

Since Quirks are passed on from parent to child, some people had taken to marrying a partner based on their Quirk, what's known as a Quirk Marriage.

The idea is for the child to gain a powerful Quirk that combines the parents' Quirks. A popular example of this is Shoto and his Quirk, Half-Cold Half-Hot, which is a combination of his father's fire Quirk, Hellflame, and his mother's unnamed ice Quirk. Powerful combinations, while possible, are not fully guaranteed, however, even from strong parents, seeing as Shoto was the only one of four siblings to have a powerful combination of the parental Quirks without experiencing downsides.

Due to the concept of creating children solely for the sake of experimenting with powers, Quirk Marriages were quickly deemed as unethical by society.[16]


After initial Quirk manifestation, it is possible for the user to undergo an "Awakening" (覚醒 Kakusei?)[17] later in life. The right emotional catalyst can cause Quirks to evolve (飛躍 Hiyaku?) on the spot, usually requiring the individual to experience intense feelings of stress, like that of a life-or-death situation.[18] This results in one's Quirk gaining a new level of strength and/or new aspects to its nature that were previously not possible.

Himiko discovers she can use another person's Quirk.

An example of this phenomenon is demonstrated when Himiko Toga's Quirk evolved, giving her the ability to use the Quirks of the people she transforms into, shown when she used Zero Gravity while she had taken the form of Ochaco Uraraka.[19] It is also said that Geten's Quirk evolved when Re-Destro burned himself, from solely the manipulation of ice to being also able to change its temperature.[20]

Awakenings are typically considered very rare, to the point that not even All For One could comprehend the concept as he witnessed the battle between Koichi Haimawari and Number 6, noticing the two exhibit such incredible power and resilience with their Quirks that he believes shouldn't be inherently possible.

There can also be instances of Quirk "Re-Awakenings", where ones Quirk becomes limited due to certain circumstances, before then returning to its original potential. The primary example is with Tomura's Decay Quirk, which had initially displayed a devastating amount of power when it was first developed, but then became greatly scaled back due to him repressing the traumatic moments of killing his family. It wasn't until undergoing immense trauma that these memories returned to him, allowing him to re-gain the Quirk's true power.

Quirk Singularity

The next generation possessing stronger Quirks.

The theory of "Quirk Singularity" is a popular line of thinking that suggests that Quirks will continue to mix together and deepen, growing in both strength and complexity with every new generation. Eventually, Quirks will develop to a point where no one will be able to control them anymore.[21]

This idea was first theorized by Kyudai Garaki, who started to see early signs of this phenomenon among the fourth generation of Quirk users. However, with the exception of All For One, no one believed his theory, and he was ostracized from society as a result.[22]

This theory is first mentioned by Seiji Shishikura when Present Mic notes how the Masegaki Primary School students have very powerful Quirks and have much better control over them than he did at that age. He also mentions that in this current era, the theory is viewed as fringe thinking, and is primarily followed by some cultists,[23] one of these being Humarise.

Quirk Restriction Laws

In an effort to preserve order in the superhuman society, there are several laws and procedures in place to ensure the conscientious use of Quirks. Public display of Quirks is against the law,[24] as is using them with the intention to harm other people, except in cases of self-defense, such as when one is under attack or preventing someone else from being attacked.[25] Despite this, the notion of Quirks not being used in public is sometimes ignored or overlooked, being compared to an old rule of not riding bicycles on sidewalks, although doing so would still be an infraction of the law. Certain Quirks also have more regulations than others to prevent their abuse, like Glamour.[21]

Citizens are required to have their Quirks registered with the government. It is possible for the details of a person's Quirk registration to be changed, as it is quite common for people to discover new things about their Quirk that they were previously unaware of. However, major changes are usually not allowed.

During elementary school, children receive Quirk counseling in order to learn how to use their powers responsibly.[26]

Aspiring Pro Heroes undergo special education during their high school careers and receive licenses that give them the authority to use their Quirks freely. Only licensed Pro Heroes or Heroes in training with Provisional Hero Licenses are allowed to use their Quirks for things such as rescuing people or to commit bodily harm by attacking villains.

Using one's Quirk to do such things while unlicensed is illegal and punishable by law, sometimes through hefty fines as seen with Danjuro Tobita, whose parents were forced to pay for him using his Quirk without a license, as well as unintentionally intercepting a Pro Hero from rescuing a falling victim.[27] In other cases, illegal usage of Quirks can be labelled as acts of vigilantism or even villainy and can be met with dire consequences.

When it comes to heroes, it is also possible for the specifics of their Quirks to be kept classified by their nation's government. An example of this is All Might, whose Quirk was kept secret to protect the truth of One For All. This led many people to assume it was simply a super-strength or invulnerability Quirk, while many others theorized endlessly as to what his Quirk could actually be.[28] A similar notion applied to America's No. 1 Hero, Star and Stripe, and her New Order Quirk, which was kept strictly confidential under the U.S. government. Although civilians gained a rough idea of what it was from seeing her in action in the field, with her being able to apply a rule of her choosing to anything she touched and called out the name of.[29]

Additionally, it is also possible for regular workers to use their Quirks provided they have the proper permissions and licensing. Izuku said that Ochaco could use her Zero Gravity to help with her parent's construction company by reducing prices on heavy lifting if she managed to get her Quirk licensed.[30] Furthermore, electricity-based Quirks are said to be highly valued in the job market, which is why heroes with electric Quirks are quite rare.[31][32] This proves that people aside from heroes can use their Quirks for work purposes.

Quirk Types

Quirks come in a very wide variety, as the name Quirk implies, they are unique to each individual. However, Quirks can be divided into categories based on what they do and how they function, known as Quirk types. Some Quirks cause a permanent physical abnormality to the user's body, known as Mutant-type. Some cause the user's body to undergo a temporary physical abnormality when the power is used, known as Transformation-type. Finally, some Quirks don't cause any abnormalities to the user's physical body at all, known as Emitter-type.

Aside from the three Quirk Types, Quirks can also be categorized into sub-types. A Quirk can fall into a given sub-type regardless of what type it is. In other words, a given sub-type can be designated to Quirks of all three types, so long as the Quirks possess an aspect that fulfills the requirement to be considered as part of that sub-type.

Known Quirk Types


Emitter (発動 Hatsudō?)-type (also called Operative)[33] Quirks are abilities that allow the user to generate and possibly control certain things, or alter existing things around them in certain ways. The emissions of Emitter-type Quirks can have a wide variety of properties and abilities.

Denki Kaminari emitting electricity.

Emitter-type Quirks, such as Brainwashing, Explosion, and Half-Cold Half-Hot usually require a conscious effort to activate, and some, such as Erasure, even require large amounts of concentration in order for them to remain active.

Emitter-type Quirks can also have various ranges. While some users require physical contact to use them, others can have much longer ranges with no distance restrictions.

While most Emitter-type Quirk users generally have a handle on their own "emissions", it's also possible for users to hurt themselves from coming into too much contact with their Quirk. In the case of generating substances, making too much too fast or for too long can harm the user as they are using reserves from their own body, or gradually lose their natural resistance to their own harmful Quirk.

While some things produced by Emitter-type Quirks, such as the loud sound produced by Voice, have common properties, some are unique to the user, and thus have special properties, such as the ectoplasm produced by Clones. Those who alter the properties of things around them can also widely vary in effects, from molecular alteration to molecular destruction, such as Softening or Decay, respectively.

Some Emitter-type Quirks cause the user's body to take on a temporary alternation. While such Quirks would normally fall into the Transformation class, the difference is that these powers require the user to take in an outside resource in order for the Quirk to activate. Such Quirks are Sugar Rush, which requires the user to ingest sugar, and IQ, which requires the user to drink tea.

Emitter-type Quirks are, by a wide margin, the most common type of Quirk.


Transformation (変形 Henkei?)-type (also called Composite)[33] Quirks are abilities that cause the user to take on a temporary alteration of some kind. Transformation-type Quirks allow the user to temporarily "transform" their body in a variety of manners, sometimes enhancing existing features, removing features, or adding new features to the body altogether.

Setsuna Tokage transforming her body into pieces.

Transformation-type Quirks usually require a conscious effort by the user to "activate", though most users can be trained to initiate them reflexively, depending on the conditions required for activation, and practice to initiate their Quirks with greater intent and precision, such as with Edgeshot and his Quirk; he's mastered it to a point where he can change in an instant.

Transformation-type Quirks usually require a close-range proximity in order to fully utilize them in combat due to them only affecting the user's body. While Transformation-type Quirks are often quite powerful, their biggest weakness is that their effects are often temporary, and over-exertion usually leads to negative repercussions on the user's behalf. Transformation Quirks can also be limited based on the user, how resilient their body is, and the resources they have available to them (Ex. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu describes that his Steel Quirk softens if he doesn't consume enough iron, and suffers from iron fatigue if he maintains it for too long). Some users condition their body in certain ways so that their Quirks can operate more effectively.

Transformation-type Quirks are the only known type of Quirk that can bestow the user attributes they do not normally exhibit by default. Because this type of Quirk combines the activation time and mutant-shape aspects of the other Quirk types, it is also often known as Hybrid or Composite.

Transformation-type Quirks generally affect the user exclusively, the only known exceptions being Seiji's Meatball and Himiko's Transform.

Transformation seems to be the least common type of Quirk.


Mutant (異形 Igyō?)-type (also called Heteromorphic)[34] Quirks are abilities that cause the user a permanent "abnormality" directly related to their power. Mutant-type Quirks create bodily structures that grant the user more complex abilities that Emitter and Transformation Quirks cannot safely provide. Often times they will bestow prehensile appendages that the user can control or add structures to pre-existing limbs to enhance pre-existing abilities. Mutant-type Quirks even have the ability to channel certain aspects of their user through them in a similar manner to Emitter-type Quirks.

Mezo's mutation gives him extra arms that he can transform into other body parts.

Mutant-type Quirks are also the only known type of Quirk which can be passed down through generations without necessarily bestowing the corresponding ability, such as with Fumikage and his bird-like head that has nothing to do with his Dark Shadow, or Koji's rock-like head which speaks nothing of his Anivoice Quirk. As a result of this, while it's uncertain how common Mutant-type Quirks are, it can be safely assumed they are the most commonly inherited.

While not necessarily a weakness, Mutant-type Quirks cannot be turned off, and sometimes cause the user inconvenience due to their malformations. Such is the case with Mashirao Ojiro and his Tail Quirk, which makes it difficult for him to sit or lay down, as well as Mezo Shoji, whose Dupli-Arms Quirk makes it impossible for him to wear clothing with sleeves. Though because these Quirks are passively active, they are partially immune to Quirk-disabling effects such as that of Shota Aizawa's Erasure Quirk. Since Mutant Quirks are passively active, they are the most identifiable at a glance.

Users with Mutant-type Quirks, most often known as "heteromorphs", also find themselves the most discriminated against, even by other Quirk users, due to their outer appearances. Mezo always wears a mask over his mouth due to not wanting to scare others, and people like Chimera and Spinner are pushed toward villainy due to the prejudices they deal with due to their looks. Cults such as the Creature Rejection Clan also exist with the purpose of eradicating these heteromorphs.

Known Quirk Sub-Types


Accumulation-type Quirks are powers that, in order to function properly, require the user to accumulate something ahead of time, such as power, energy, mass, or a particular resource. Some such Quirks are One For All, Stress, Rewind, Fa Jin, and Fat Absorption.[35]

List of Quirks

Quirk Usage User(s) Type
Acid Acid.png Mina Ashido Emitter
Acid Sweat NoPicAvailable.png Masaru Bakugo Emitter
Air Cannon Air Cannon.gif Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Air Walk Air Walk.gif Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)
Lady Nagant

All For One All For One (Quirk).gif All For One

Tomura Shigaraki

Amplivolt Amplivolt.png Unnamed Paranormal Liberation Front Commander Emitter
Anivoice Koji and Animals.png Koji Koda Emitter
Anthropomorph Tomoyasu's Jin Bubaigawara Puppets.png Skeptic Emitter
Arbor Arbor.gif Kamui Woods Transformation
Assault Dust Assault Dust.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Barrier Barrier (Anime).png Hekiji Tengai Emitter
Bat Bat Villain 1.png Bat Villain Mutant
Beams From His Eyes Beams From His Eyes Quirk.png Ichimoku Samazu Emitter
Beast Roaring Rage (Anime).png Jurota Shishida Transformation
Big Fist Big Fist.png Itsuka Kendo Transformation
Big Horn Daikaku presenting the news..png Daikaku Miyagi Mutant
Big Monkey Rikiya Eno.png Rikiya Eno Transformation
Binging Ball Binging Ball (Anime).png Tamashiro Emitter
Black Black.gif Shihai Kuroiro Emitter
Black Hole Black Hole Anime.gif Thirteen Emitter
Blackwhip Izuku using Blackwhip under control (Anime).png Lariat

Izuku Midoriya

Blade-Tooth Blade-Tooth.gif Moonfish Transformation
Blast Sensoji Hero Costume.png Sensoji Emitter
Blazing Hair Blazing Hair.png Burnin Mutant
Blood Control Blood Control.gif Vlad King Emitter
Bloodcurdle Bloodcurdle.gif Stain Emitter
Blueflame Blueflame.gif Dabi Emitter
Body Morph Steel Bulwark.png Steel Bulwark Mutant
Bombify Number 6 explosive arms.png Number 6 Transformation
Boomerang Boomerang.gif Itejiro Toteki Emitter
Brainwashing Brainwashing.png Hitoshi Shinso Emitter
Bristle Bristle.png Tsuyoshi Transformation
Bruiser Junkie Villain using his Quirk.png Junkie Villain Transformation
Bubble Bubble.gif Bubble Girl Emitter
Bull Head Minotaurus 2.png Minotaurus Mutant
Cell Activation Cell Activation.gif Mr. Shimano (Formerly)

Katsuma Shimano

Cemedine Cemedine.png Kojiro Bondo Mutant
Cement Cement.png Cementoss Emitter
Centipede Centipede (Anime).png Centipeder Mutant
Chameleon Invisible Wall.png Invisible Wall Mutant
Charging Muscles NoPicAvailable.png Muscle Man Emitter
Chest Hair Chest Hair.png His Purple Highness Emitter
Chimera Chimera (Quirk).gif Chimera Mutant
Chronostasis Hari uses Chronostasis.png Chronostasis Mutant
Clean Bubbler Clean Bubbler.png Wash Emitter
Clones Clones.gif Ectoplasm Emitter
Cloud Cloud Quirk.png Oboro Shirakumo Emitter
Comic Comic (anime).png Manga Fukidashi Emitter
Compress Compress.png Mr. Compress Emitter
Confession Confession.gif Shin Nemoto Emitter
Copy Copy.gif Neito Monoma Emitter
Cow Cow.png Cow Lady Transformation
Creation Creation Anime.gif Momo Yaoyorozu Emitter
Crystallize Crystallize.png Yu Hojo Transformation
Curse Thousand Eyes.png Thousand Eyes Emitter
Danger Sense Danger Sense.png Hikage Shinomori

Izuku Midoriya

Dark Shadow Dark Shadow Anime.png Fumikage Tokoyami Emitter
Decay Decay.png Tomura Shigaraki Emitter
Despot Despot.png Dictator Emitter
Diesel Engine Willy Wanda.png Willy Wanda Mutant
Dog Hound Dog yelling at students.png Hound Dog


Double Double Quirk.gif Twice


Dragon Dragon.gif Ryukyu Transformation
Dragon Breath Dragon Breath.png Drunk Lee Emitter
Dupli-Arms Dupli-Arms.png Mezo Shoji Mutant
Eagle Takahiro Hero Costume.png Takahiro Mutant
Earphone Jack Earphone Jack.png Kyoka Jiro

Mika Jiro

Earth Flow Earth Flow.gif Pixie-Bob Emitter
Eel Eletric Eel.png Teruo Unagisawa (Formerly) Transformation
Elasticity Elasticity.gif Gentle Criminal Emitter
Electric Charge Denki captured by Tesla.png Tesla Emitter
Electric Eel Teruo electrical attack.png Teruo Unagisawa

Kuin Hachisuka (Formerly)

Electricity Generation Electricity Generation.gif Elecplant Emitter
Electrification Electrification.png Denki Kaminari Emitter
Electromagnetic Bullets Electromagnetic Bullets.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Endurance Tomura commands Gigantomachia to fight back.png Gigantomachia Emitter
Energy Saver Gigantomachia is awakened.png Gigantomachia Emitter
Engine Engine Boost.gif Tenya Ida

Tensei Ida

Erasure Erasure.gif Eraser Head Emitter
Explosion Explosion.gif Katsuki Bakugo Emitter
Extend-o-Hair Extend-o-Hair.png Nagamasa Mora Mutant
Extra Arms Four Armed Zealot.png Four-Armed Zealot Mutant
Fa Jin Izuku activates Fa Jin.png Third user of One for All

Izuku Midoriya

Fat Absorption Fat Absorption.png Fat Gum Transformation
Fiber Master Fiber Master.png Best Jeanist Emitter
Fierce Gains Gigantomachia defeats Tomura's clone.png Gigantomachia Transformation
Fierce Wings Fierce Wings.gif Hawks Mutant
Fire Cracker Fire Cracker.gif Bomb Villain Emitter
Flight Flight.png Captain Celebrity


Float Nana Shimura's Float.png Nana Shimura

Izuku Midoriya

Fly Swatter Fly Swatter Quirk.png Shoko Haimawari Emitter
Flying Squirrel Flying Squirrel.png Clair Voyance's Sidekick Mutant
Foldabody Foldabody.gif Edgeshot Transformation
Food Food.png Soramitsu Tabe Mutant
Forced Quirk Activation Forcible Quirk Activation.gif Unknown former user

All For One

Foresight Foresight.gif Sir Nighteye Emitter
Free Walker NoPicAvailable.png Eizo Tanuma Emitter
Frog Frog.gif Tsuyu Asui Mutant
Gale Gale Gale Gale.png Gale Villain Emitter
Gas Gas.png Mustard Emitter
Gatling Gunhead anime.png Gunhead Mutant
Gecko Shuichi's Gecko Quirk.png Spinner Mutant
Gigantic Spinning Flying Turtle Eiji Okameda.png Eiji Okameda Transformation
Gigantification Gigantification.png Mt. Lady

Giant Villain

Glamour Glamour.gif Camie Utsushimi Emitter
Glide and Slide Glide and Slide Quirk.png Three Sturm und Drang Brothers Emitter
Glycerin NoPicAvailable.png Mitsuki Bakugo Mutant
Good Ear Good Ear.gif Sirius Mutant
Grasshopper Hotta Brothers Locust Quirk.png Ichiro Hotta
Jiro Hotta
Gyrate Gyrate (anime).png Sen Kaibara Transformation
Hair Control Needle Hair.png Needle Hair

Martial Hair

Hair-Raiser Hair-Raiser.png Mr. Brave Emitter
Half-Cold Half-Hot Half-Cold Half-Hot.png Shoto Todoroki Emitter
Hardening Hardening.png Eijiro Kirishima

Akira Iwako

Hardflame Fan Endeavor attacks All For One with Vanishing Fist.png Unknown former user

All For One

Heal Heal.gif Recovery Girl Emitter
Heavy Payload Tomura uses his Quirks to fight Star and Stripe.png Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Helical Scythe Leviathan uses Helical Scythe.gif Leviathan Emitter
Hellflame Hell Flame anime.png Endeavor Emitter
High Spec My Hero Academia S3 Principal's Office 2.png Nezu Mutant
Hologram Hologram.gif Mahoro Shimano Emitter
Homing Homing.gif Snipe Emitter
Horn Cannon Horn Cannon.gif Pony Tsunotori Mutant
Hula Hoop Hula Hoop.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Hypertrophy All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One

Ice Manipulation Geten's ice dragon.png Geten Emitter
Ignition Flame (Quirk).png Moyuru Tochi Emitter
Impact Recoil Impact Recoil.gif Unknown former user

All For One

Incite Trumpet incites the loyal MLA warriors.gif Trumpet Emitter
Infrared NoPicAvailable.png Unknown former user

All For One

Invisibility Invisibility.png Toru Hagakure Mutant
IQ IQ.png Saiko Intelli Emitter
Iron Ball Sidero and Beros attack Izuku and Rody.gif Sidero Emitter
Iron Claws Higari Maijima Hero Costume (Anime).png Power Loader

Sickle Claw

Iron Club Rogone attacks Rody.png Rogone Transformation
Jet Jet.gif Gran Torino Mutant
Kaiju Ryuichi on Trigger.png Kaiju Villain Transformation
King Slam King Slam.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Landmine Landmine.gif Curious Emitter
Larceny Larceny.gif Toya Setsuno Emitter
Laser X-Less uses his Quirk Laser.png X-Less Emitter
Leafipulation Leafipulation.gif Unknown Yakuza Thug Emitter
Leap Leap.png Pop☆Step

Bee☆Pop (Formerly)

Life Force All For One anime debut.png Kyudai Garaki

All For One

Liquification Liquification.png Woman Transformation
Lizard Rapt Tokage.png Rapt Tokage Mutant
Lizard Tail Splitter Lizard Tail Splitter.gif Setsuna Tokage Transformation
Lock Down Lock Down.gif Rock Lock Emitter
Longbow Longbow.gif Beros Transformation
Longleg Longleg Quirk.png Unknown Thief Transformation
Love Love.gif La Brava Emitter
Magic Majestic using his Quirk.gif Majestic Emitter
Magnetism Magnetism.gif Magne Emitter
Manifest Manifest.png Tamaki Amajiki Transformation
Mantis Modified Kamayan.png Kirihito Kamachi Mutant
Meatball Meatball.png Seiji Shishikura Transformation
Metal Manipulation Metal Manipulation.gif Wolfram Emitter
Mind Reaper Mind Reaper.png Odd-Eye Emitter
Mimicry Mimicry Quirk.png Mimic Emitter
Mole Gigantomachia overpowers the Heroes.png Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)

Monster Cat Merged Monster Cat.png Monster Cat Transformation
Muddied NoPicAvailable.png Giran Emitter
Multiplier All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One

Propagation Specialized Bomber self-destruction.png Cluster Bombers Transformation
Mummification Mummification.gif Mummy Emitter
Muscle Augmentation Muscle Augmentation (Two Heroes).gif Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)
Four-Eyed Nomu

Muscle Expansion NoPicAvailable.png Hard Head Transformation
Mushroom Mushroom.gif Kinoko Komori Emitter
Mutant Bovini NoPicAvailable.png Stitched Giant Emitter
Navel Laser Navel Laser Thoom.png Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)
Yuga Aoyama

New Order Star and Stripe uses New Order to remove the air.png Star and Stripe (Formerly)

Tomura Shigaraki (Formerly)

Octopus Octopus.png Innsmouth Mutant
Octopus (Squid) Octoid prepares to finish off Aizawa.png Octoid Mutant
One For All One For All.png Yoichi Shigaraki (First holder)

Two unknown holders
Hikage Shinomori (Fourth holder)
Lariat (Fifth holder)
En (Sixth holder)
Nana Shimura (Seventh holder)
All Might (Eighth holder)
Izuku Midoriya (Ninth holder)

Orcinus Orcinus.png Gang Orca Mutant
Outburst Outburst.png Ms. Joke Emitter
Overclock Number 6 defeats Police Force.png O'Clock (Formerly)

All For One (Formerly)
Number 6

Overhaul Overhaul Disassemble.gif Overhaul Emitter
Pain Blocker Dabi tries to hurt Gigantomachia.gif Gigantomachia Emitter
Papyrus Papyrus.gif Salaam Mutant
Permeation Permeation.png Mirio Togata Transformation
Physical Enhancement Physical Enhancement.png Unnamed Pro Hero Emitter
Plant Chomper.png Chomper Mutant
Plastic Transformation NoPicAvailable.png Mr. Plastic Transformation
Playtime Villain Mario acting like a child.png Mario Kugutsu Transformation
Pliabody Pliabody.png Tiger Transformation
Pointer Pointer (Quirk).png Compass Kid Emitter
Poison Gas Poison Gas (Quirk).png Takeshi Bushijima Emitter
Poltergeist Poltergeist.gif Reiko Yanagi Emitter
Polygraph Polygraph.png Makoto Tsukauchi Emitter
Pop Off Pop Off Anime.gif Minoru Mineta Mutant
Power Hood throws Endeavor through a building.gif Hood


Pump Up Pump Up.gif Muscular Transformation
Quad Arms Four Arms.png Fourth Kind Mutant
Queen Beam Queen Beam.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Queen Bee Queen Swarm.png Kuin Hachisuka

Tamao Oguro (Formerly)
Pop☆Step (Formerly)

Rabbit Mirko confronts Dabi (anime).png Mirko Mutant
Radio Waves Radio Waves.png Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Radio Waves (Bombers) Number 6 unleashes electric shocks.png EMP Bombers

Number 6

Razor Sharp Razor Sharp.gif Togaru Kamakiri Transformation
Reflect (Flect Turn) Flect Turn uses Reflect on Izuku.gif Flect Turn Emitter
Reflect (Tomura Shigaraki) Tomura reflects the lasers.png Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki (Formerly)

Rewind Rewind (Anime).png Eri Emitter
Rifle Rifle.png Lady Nagant Transformation
Rivet All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One

Rivet Stab Rivet Stab.gif Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Rocket Thrust Rocket Thrust.png Mazinger Brothers Mutant
Rupture Rupture.png Woman Emitter
Saber Saber.png Unnamed Pro Hero Transformation
Scales Scales.png Hiryu Rin Transformation
Scatter Tomura reflects the lasers.png Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Scissors Scissors.png Monika Kaniyashiki Emitter
Search Search.png Ragdoll (Formerly)

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Self-Detonation Tokyo Sky Egg Collapse.png Bombers

Number 6

Serpentress Uwabami anime.png Uwabami Mutant
Shame Teruo Hazukashi (Anime).png Teruo Hazukashi Emitter
Shield Shield.png Crust Transformation
Shock Absorption Shock Absorption.png U.S.J. Nomu Mutant
Shoulder-Mounted Jets Shoulder-Mounted Jets.png Hood Mutant
Size Size.gif Yui Kodai Emitter
Slice Slice (Quirk).png Slice Transformation
Slide and Glide Slide and Glide Quirk.png Koichi Haimawari Emitter
Sloshed Sloshed.gif Deidoro Sakaki Emitter
Smokescreen Deku saves Yo Shindo.png En

Izuku Midoriya

Soccer Emperor Yotsuura Quirk Soccer.png Emperor Yotsuura Unknown
Softening Softness Anime.gif Juzo Honenuki Emitter
Solid Air Solid Air Anime.gif Kosei Tsuburaba Emitter
Somnambulist Somnambulist.gif Midnight Emitter
Soul Soul.png Rody Soul Emitter
Spearlike Bones All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One

Spike Spikes.png Soga Kugisaki Transformation
Spirit Possession NoPicAvailable.png Nyikang Emitter
Spotted Seal Spotted Seal.png Selkie Mutant
Springlike Limbs Springlike Limbs.gif Unknown former user

All For One
Tomura Shigaraki

Squirmy Fingers Squirmy Fingers.png David Shield Transformation
Tank Engine Tommy S Gordon.png Tommy S. Gordon Mutant
Steel Steel.png Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu Transformation
Stiffening Stiffening.png Shikkui Makabe Emitter
Stock Stock.png Garvey Emitter
Stress Stress.gif Re-Destro Transformation
Strongarm Strongarm.png Kendo Rappa Emitter
Sugar Rush Sugar Rush.gif Rikido Sato Emitter
Suicide Bomb Suicide Bomb Quirk.png Suicide Bomber Mutant
Super Regeneration Super Regeneration.gif Unknown former user

All For One
Number 6
Multi-Armed Bombers
U.S.J. Nomu
Eyeless Nomu
Near High-Ends
Tomura Shigaraki

Swan Swan Quirk.png Unnamed Criminal Mutant
Sword Kill Sword Kill.png Serpenters Emitter
Tail Tail Anime.png Mashirao Ojiro Mutant
Tape Tape.png Hanta Sero Mutant
Telepath Telepath.gif Mandalay Emitter
Telescopic Telescopic.png Tatami Nakagame Transformation
Tidal Bore Big Red Dot and Momo fighting Humarise.gif Big Red Dot Emitter
Toho Godzillo.png Godzillo Mutant
Tongue Tank Tongue Tank (Anime).png Unnamed Masegaki student Transformation
Traject Traject.png Kido Emitter
Transform Transform.png Himiko Toga Transformation
Transforming Arms Transforming Arms.gif Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)

Trap Flex Habit Headgear (Anime).png Habit Headgear Transformation
Twin Impact Twin Impact.gif Nirengeki Shoda Emitter
Vibrate Vibrate.gif Yo Shindo Emitter
Vines Ibara defeats Denki.png Ibara Shiozaki Mutant
Viral Cosmos Viral Cosmos.gif Unnamed Masegaki student Emitter
Vitality Stealing Vitality Stealing.gif Rikiya Katsukame Emitter
Voice Voice.gif Present Mic Emitter
Voyance Voyance.gif Clair Voyance Emitter
Warp Gate Warp Gate.gif Kurogiri Emitter
Warping Warping Katsuki.gif Unknown former user

All For One

Water Control Water Control.gif Hanzo Suiden Emitter
Water Gun Water Gun.gif Kota Izumi Emitter
Water Pump Backdraft Quirk.png Backdraft Emitter
Wave Motion Gring Wave.gif Nejire Hado Emitter
Weather Manipulation Weather Manipulation.gif Nine Emitter
Weld Weld.gif Yosetsu Awase Emitter
Whirlwind Whirlwind.gif Inasa Yoarashi Emitter
Whiteline Whiteline.gif Ending Emitter
Whole-Body Lens Whole-Body Lens.png Taneo Tokuda Transformation
Wooden Swords From His Hands Sword Quirk.png Jube Namimaru Emitter
Zero Gravity Zero Gravity.png Ochaco Uraraka Emitter
Zoom Zoom Anime.gif Mei Hatsume Mutant

List of Unnamed Quirks

Quirk Usage User(s) Type
Absorption and Release Absorption and release.png Four-Eyed Nomu Emitter
Air Wall Izuku and Katsuki attack Nine in unison.png Unknown Former Hero


Attraction of Small Objects Attraction of small objects.gif Inko Midoriya Emitter
Bullet Laser Nine - Lightning Bolt attack.gif Unknown Former Hero


Burst Burst.png Near High-End Nomu Emitter
Control Horn Cow Cowboy.png Cow Cowboy Mutant
Fire Breath NoPicAvailable.png Hisashi Midoriya Emitter
Glass Manipulation Enlightened Fallen King.gif Starservant Emitter
Hydra Hydra.png Unknown Former Hero


Kinetic Booster All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One

Paralysis Paralysis.gif Habuko Mongoose Emitter
Power Stockpiling Origin of One For All.png Unknown former user

All For One (Formerly)
Yoichi Shigaraki (Formerly)

Quirk Transference Origin of One For All.png Yoichi Shigaraki (Formerly) Emitter
Sandstorm Tomura Shigaraki vs Sand Hero Snatch.png Snatch Transformation
Scanning Nine - Scan Quirk.gif Unknown Former Hero


Sludge Form Sludge Villain Incident.png Sludge Villain Mutant
Smoke Robber Villain Smoke.png Robber Villain Emitter
Storage Storage.gif Hood Emitter
Strength Enhancer All For One using multiple Quirks.png Unknown former user

All For One
Rojiya Yonenaga

Tongue Web Nomu using a tongue attack.png Four-Eyed Nomu Transformation
Tool Arms Tool Arms.png Chainsaw Nomu Transformation
Wing Wing Quirk Tomura.png Near High-End Nomu (Formerly)

Tomura Shigaraki


List of Non-Canon Quirks

Quirk Usage User(s) Type
Brown Bear Bearhead Portrait.PNG Bearhead Mutant
Chart Chart.png Kashiko Sekigai Emitter
Cleaning NoPicAvailable.png Zookeeper Emitter
Dust Konako Haizono profile.png Dusty Ash Emitter
Eruption Maguma Iwata profile.png Volcano Emitter
Fan Tsumuji Kazetani profile.png Gust Boy Mutant
Flash Bang Sweat Flash Bang Sweat salvo.gif Dadan Tadan Emitter
Whale Whale.png Curator Transformation
Zombie Virus Zombie Virus.png Romero Fujimi Emitter


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 1 and Episode 1.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 158.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 12.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 193 and Episode 90.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 232 and Episode 110.
  6. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 12.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 218 and Episode 109.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 66 and Episode 36.
  9. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 3, Omake
  11. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 17.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 287.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 135.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 304.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 59 and Episode 33.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 301.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 234.
  18. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 234 and Episode 111.
  19. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 227.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 230 and Episode 110.
  21. 21.0 21.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 166 and Episode 80.
  22. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 246.
  23. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.
  24. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 70.
  25. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 9, Omake
  26. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 22.
  27. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 179 and Episode 85.
  28. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 2 and Episode 3.
  29. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 331.
  30. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 14.
  31. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 13.
  32. My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  33. 33.0 33.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72.
  34. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 14.
  35. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 217.

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