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Shikkui Makabe ( () (かべ) (しっ) (くい) Makabe Shikkui?), also known as Mr. Smith (Mr. (ミスター) スミス Misutā Sumisu?),[1] is a third-year student at Ketsubutsu Academy High School training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Shikkui's skin is blue, rough and rock-like, almost as if it were a carapace. He has no visible hair, nose or ears, but he has a wide jagged mouth with a protruding spike sticking upwards on either side of his face, and blue eyes, rimmed with what appears to be thick eyelashes of the same color. His neck seems to be made up of multiple different rings stacked on top of each other, which are a slightly darker blue than his skin.

His hero costume consists of a puffed black parka with a high collar which is left open to reveal a thin gold chain that he has around his neck and a plain white shirt he wears underneath. He also sports baggy, cyan pants and thick, dark blue ski boots with furred shafts.

Personality

Shikkui is a popular heartthrob at Ketsubutsu; he is smooth and cool alongside his friends. Like his classmates, Shikkui works hard to become a hero and believes in the strength of his class.

Synopsis

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Ketsubutsu Second-Year Class 2 participates in the Provisional Hero License Exam following All Might's retirement. Ms. Joke introduces her class to Shota Aizawa and his Class 1-A students from U.A. High School. Shikkui doesn't say much but Yo Shindo introduces himself personally to the U.A. students.[2]

Ketsubutsu ambushes Class 1-A.

Everyone goes inside Takoba National Stadium and change into their Hero Costumes. After an orientation with Yokumiru Mera, the Ketsubutsu students set up an ambush in the arena. They all have some information on Class 1-A's Quirks and abilities because of the U.A. Sports Festival and tries to crush them first. This is a tradition in the licensing exam called the "Crushing of U.A.". [2]

Ketsubutsu sends their ball projectiles at their rivals in hopes of hitting their targets and eliminating them. Class 1-A proves they've progressed since the sports festival and easily defends themselves from the barrage. Shikkui agrees with Yo that U.A. has improved, but still believes their plan can succeed.

Shikkui uses his Quirk to harden his projectiles and sends them to Itejiro Toteki. Itejiro uses his Quirk to throw the projectiles with perfect accuracy. Despite Itejiro throwing the balls underground, Class 1-A counters and hits back. Yo decides their defenses are too strong and scatters them with his Tremoring Earth Super Move.[3]

The Ketsubutsu students regroup and Yo goes over their current situation. His attack separated Class 1-A but students from other schools have invaded the battlefield in hopes of crushing the U.A. students. Students are rushing to pass the first phase and the battle has become chaotic. Yo believes that his class can pass by waiting for an opportunity from when other students have worn themselves out. Yo's plan works and Shikkui and his classmates pass the first phase of the licensing exam. [4]

Shikkui and his classmates after the licensing exam.

Shikkui and his classmates participate in the second phase of the exam where students must conduct rescue operations in a simulated disaster zone. The Ketsubutsu students help establish a first aid zone and show their experience by efficiently rescuing actors from H.U.C. [5] Gang Orca and makeshift villains invade the operations halfway through and Shikkui's class helps evacuate the injured to safety.[6]

After the exam concludes, Ketsubutsu students join all the other participants of the second phase to see if they earned their Provisional Licenses. [7]

Abilities

Quirk

Stiffening ( (こう) (しつ) () Kōshitsu-ka?): Shikkui's Quirk grants him the ability to harden anything he touches with his hands. His power doesn't work on living things.[8]

Stats

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Wits
 
5/6 A
Kneading Skill
 
5/6 A
Shikkui's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Debut
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Screen
114. Results' Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Voice
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Appears
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

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 Debut
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Appears
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
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 Absent
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 Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Trivia

  • His surname, Makabe, is comprised of the kanji for “true/reality” ( ma?) and “wall/fence” ( kabe?). His given name, Shikkui, contains “lacquer/varnish” ( shi?) and “eat/drink” ( ku?), collectively meaning “plaster/stucco” (漆喰 shikkui?).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 103 and Episode 53.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 104 and Episode 53.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 108 and Episode 56.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 109 and Episode 57.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 111 and Episode 59.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 114 and Episode 60.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 104 (p. 2).

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