"Toga, I know we're just a gang of strays who happened to find each other... but you're not the only one feeling messed up over Twice. The League was the only place he felt he could belong, and the boss probably wants us to stick together. I know that doing as we please is the villain way... but you'd better come back to us."Shuichi Iguchi to Himiko Toga in "Save Takeo!!"
Shuichi Iguchi (
Shuichi is a young man with a reptile-like appearance, with bright green scales for skin and a face shaped like that of a lizard. His hair is relatively long and swept backward and is a desaturated pink-purple, standing out from the rest of his colors.
In reflection of his great admiration towards Stain, Spinner wears clothes similar to his: a sleeveless shirt and dark, baggy pants, along with black shoes and pale, metallic knee guards. He wears a mask made of a long, tattered strip of cloth, the same as the one worn by Stain, a red scarf and bandages wrapped around both his arms, partially covered by black wristbands and plain black boots. He wears goggles on his forehead, and also carried an enormous sword on his back that was made out of many smaller blades bound together, until it was destroyed.
During the Second War, after receiving a Gigantification Quirk from All For One, Spinner becomes several stories tall, with an incredibly buff physique, also acting and appearing much more animalistic. He also gains a larger version of his old sword made out of many swords together.
Outside his villain costume he wears a light blue hoodie and a black leather jacket with it.
Shuichi has very little respect for heroes, purposely treading on Pixie-Bob's face, grinning as she lies on the ground beneath his foot, unconscious and bleeding as a result of his and Magne's earlier attack due to the fact that he believes heroes are corrupt.
Much like Dabi, Spinner also admires Stain greatly, but in a different way, in that whereas Dabi loosely follows Stains ideals, Spinner is completely obsessed with the ways of Stain to the point where he copies his clothing and weaponry style, aiming to follow the same ideals as him and make his dreams come true. As a result of this, he is much more morally inclined than the rest of the League of Villains, shown when he attacked Magne to protect Izuku Midoriya (whom Stain had labeled as someone worthy of being called a hero) despite his villainy, and question whether or not the League's actions truly follow his idol's ideals. Due to the discrimination he's faced all his life because of his Mutant Quirk, Spinner is surprised whenever his appearance is complimented.
Despite being a villain, Spinner does seem to have a sense of morality and was shocked upon learning of Tomura Shigaraki's true goal of eradicating society altogether, rather than reshaping it to make it better. His dedication to Stain's ideology also has him question some of the League's actions, such as attacking a police convoy in order to exact revenge on Overhaul. It is revealed however, that Stain's will had inspired Spinner when he felt hollow and had no purpose, having lived his life as a recluse due to discrimination from his Mutant Quirk. While fighting Trumpet's forces, Spinner acknowledges that he is weak and follows Tomura's cause as a "bandwagoner" but resolves that he has no issue with either of those things and is willing to aid the League of Villains in their goals no matter what. Following the events in Deika City, Spinner's priorities pivot from blindly following Stain's will to his new loyalty towards Tomura Shigaraki.
Spinner also demonstrates a strong sense of camaraderie towards the League, genuinely considering them to be friends, even to the point of bonding with Tomura over video games. During the Paranormal Liberation War, he told Himiko Toga to come back to them safely when she was leaving to confront Uravity, and also aided Tomura when when the latter was unconscious, and gave him his signature hand mask as a way to help wake him up, to help him achieve his dream.
However, once All For One began to take command of the Paranormal Liberation Front and Tomura himself, Spinner once again began to question his actions in the League, intending to follow Tomura and not All For One, despite the latter's claims to support his feelings. Spinner's loyalty to Tomura kept him at his side, guarding his body as he recovered, and showing his worry during his transformative process to become "something more".
While it may not have been his intention, following the war’s aftermath, Spinner would end up becoming an icon for other heteromorphs who felt oppressed by society, similar to his idol and motivation, Stain. This resulted in him developing further pressure and insecurity toward himself, feeling like his actions have gone beyond his ideals and not feeling worthy of his role, resigning to do everything for "Tomura's sake". It even reached the point that he willingly allowed himself to receive more power from All For One to fight in the Second War, due to feeling so far behind to his fellow members in the League.
Overall Abilities: Spinner has shown to be a rather capable villain when it comes to close-quarters combat, primarily using his weapon arsenal to against his opponents. During the Vanguard Action Squad Invasion, he was able to fight on equal ground with Mandalay for several minutes, rarely taking hits, and nearly landing a direct attack on the Pro Hero, had it not been for the timely arrival of Izuku, who destroyed Spinner's giant sword. Spinner halted his bout with Mandalay because he deliberately prevented Magne from chasing Izuku (knowing Stain acknowledged Izuku as a true hero), resulting in the villain pair arguing over the matter. This infighting gave Mandalay the opening to knock Spinner to the ground with a single kick, defeating the scaled villain.
Once the Revival Celebration was underway, Spinner was able to fend off a handful of Meta Liberation Army members in order to clear a path for Tomura Shigaraki to venture to the tower housing Re-Destro. Spinner still stood his ground as Trumpet, one of the M.L.A's leaders, arrived on the battlefield to use his subordinate-enhancing Quirk, Incite, to strengthen the Liberation Army soldiers that were present. He was eventually overwhelmed by some of the augmented adversaries, but was able to flee due to Tomura's Awakening destroying Deika City. After the Revival Celebration, Spinner became a lieutenant of the now unified Paranormal Liberation Front.
- Enhanced Strength: Spinner has an above-average amount of physical strength. He is capable of lifting and swinging his makeshift sword, which is the same size as him, and comprised of a large array of bladed weapons, with ease.
Tactical Intellect: Spinner showcases a degree of observative and tactical skill. During the Revival Celebration, Spinner took notice of Tomura's Decay Quirk being improved to where it can cause a chain reaction of disintegration, spreading beyond what Tomura initially touched. Later on, he pointed out that if the League of Villains hadn't entered Deika City, then a large number of Pro Heroes would have been called to apprehend them. When faced with Trumpet and his army of followers, Spinner was taking a haphazard gambit in clearing a path for Tomura, as he realized that the present M.L.A members will go into a frenzy if their leader, Trumpet, is defeated. He then stated that it is ludicrous for support-type individuals such as Trumpet to be on the front lines of battle. Towards the climax of the Paranormal Liberation War, Spinner, who was restrained by Best Jeanist, recalled how Gigantomachia was panting upon arriving at Tomura's location, and finally realized that Gigantomachia can't use his full might in battle due to always awaiting instructions from his master. This realization compelled Spinner to desperately wake an unconscious Tomura so the latter could relay orders to Gigantomachia, which proved successful. Spinner also actively engaged in tactical discussion with All For One following the war. All For One noted that Spinner's history of discrimination and the difficult life he's lead has already begun to garner support from those hidden in the shadows, who have led lives similar to his own, making him an ideal face for the growing movement.
Skilled Driver: Spinner taught himself how to drive by playing video games. Despite Dabi complaining about his skills, he was able to pull off a difficult maneuver without losing control.
Unnamed Gigantification Quirk: Shuichi's second Quirk allows him to enlarge himself to gigantic size. He received this Quirk from All For One in preparation for the final war against hero society.
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Makeshift Sword: Spinner originally wielded a bizarre-looking sword, which is made of several knives, daggers, kukris, hatchets, and many other blades. They appear to be held together by chains and belts. The sword is about the same size as Spinner himself, yet he seems to very proficient at using it with great speed. Spinner commonly carries it around on his back, wrapped in cloth as to not injure himself. This sword, however, was completely destroyed by Izuku before it could do any major damage. He later acquires a bigger version of this sword to accommodate for his Gigantified size.
Unnamed Sword: Following the destruction of his former sword, Spinner replaced it with an unnamed blade that resembles a katana.
Battles & Events
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- Shuichi's given name contains kanji for "excellent, outstanding" (秀 shu?) and "one" (一 ichi?). His surname contains kanji for that one" (伊 i?) and "mouth, opening" (口 guchi?)
- Shuichi's family name comes from the Japanese for "iguana."
- His design may be in reference to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which the main four characters are reptilian anthropomorphic ninja with a similar design to Shuichi.
- Shuichi likes video games.
- Shuichi is currently the only lieutenant of the Paranormal Liberation Front to have a mutant Quirk, as well as the only one who is a C-rank villain.
- Shuichi shares his birthday with Enji Todoroki and Taishiro Toyomitsu.
- Shuichi learned how to drive by playing Grand Theft Auto.
- Shuichi's English voice actor, Larry Brantley, also voices Crust.
- According to Kohei Horikoshi, when Spinner first appeared, he gave the villain the makeshift sword as a weapon to create a "big body figure", but since one of his assistants complained that it was too time-consuming to draw the weapon, he just decided to let Izuku break it apart.
- (To Magne) "Holding power over someone's life is everything! Or don't you believe in following Stain's tenets?!"
- (To Mandalay) "Dammit...!! Stain will be revived...! Got that?! His will lives on here! Thanks to me!! I'm gonna purge you corrupt heroes and that four-eyes kid."
- (To Trumpet) "I've got nothing to love, like Toga does. Nothing I really wanna do. But back then, I just know… Something lit a fire in my heart. All I could think was how I wanted a glimpse of the future he was imagining! Sure… I'm just a nobody who jumped on a bandwagon but what's wrong with that!? Nothing, right!? And you people ain't much better!!! Ain't that right, politician?"
- (To Himiko Toga) "Toga, I know we're just a gang of strays who happened to find each other... but you're not the only one feeling messed up over Twice. The League was the only place he felt he could belong, and the boss probably wants us to stick together. I know that doing as we please is the villain way... but you'd better come back to us."
- (About Dabi) "He always had everything. A reason to live on. A goal. Power too. Things I lacked. Everything."
|League of Villains|
|Current Leader||Tomura Shigaraki|
|Recruits||Dabi • Himiko Toga • Magne • Moonfish • Mr. Compress • Muscular • Mustard • Spinner • Twice|
|Underlings||Axer • Berserker • Chomper • Dragon • Four-Armed Zealot • Giant Palm • Gorilla • Gravitational Spring • Greedy Gaping Jaw • Hanzo Suiden • Hard Head • Invisible Wall • Martial Hair • Minotaurus • Mummy • Muscle Man • Needle Hair • One-Eyed Green Dragon • Oxy-Man • Sharkyonara • Sharp Blade • Sickle Claw • Spike • Steel Bulwark • Stitched Giant • Tesla • Thousand Eyes • Varanus • Victor • Yashamaru|
|Standard Nomu||U.S.J Nomu • Hosu Nomus • Chainsaw Nomu • Johnny|
|High-End Nomu||Chubs • Eleph • Hood • Ribby • Robot • Woman • Six Unnamed|
|Associates||Giran • Nine|
|Original Members||All For One • Kyudai Garaki • Gigantomachia • Nomu • Kurogiri|
|Locations||Haibori Woods • Jaku General Hospital • League of Villains Bar • Nomu Factory|
|Paranormal Liberation Front|
|Grand Commander||Tomura Shigaraki|
|Lieutenants||Dabi • Geten • Himiko Toga • Mr. Compress • Re-Destro • Skeptic • Spinner • Trumpet • Twice|
|Other Members||Kyudai Garaki|
|Nomu||Lower Tier (Mocha • Johnny) • Near High-Ends • High Ends (Chubs • Eleph • Ribby • Robot • Woman • Six Unnamed)|
|Associates||All For One • Cider House • Dictator • Ending • Giran • Hawks • Overhaul • Lady Nagant • Moonfish • Muscular • Starservant|
|Locations||Gunga Mountain Villa • Jaku General Hospital|