"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 ( () (ぐち) (しゅう) (いち) Iguchi Shūichi?), also known as Spinner (スピナー Supinā?)[1] is a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and was part of the Vanguard Action Squad.[2] He and the rest of his team serve as the main antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc.

He later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, an organization formed from the remnants of the League and the Meta Liberation Army.

Spinner currently serves as a commander for the "Vanguard Action Support Regiment: Brown" along with Mr. Compress.[3]


Shuichi is a 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.[4]

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 also carries an enormous sword on his back (made out of many smaller blades bound together) and wears goggles on his forehead.[1]

Outside his villain costume he wears a light blue hoodie and a black leather jacket with it.


Shuichi is a sinister man who takes pleasure in hurting people, which he clearly demonstrates when he's seen 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.[2]

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.[1] 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 questioned whether or not the League's actions truly follow his idol's ideals.[5] He can be distracted when a girl compliments him.[6]

It also seems that despite being a villain, he has a sense of morality and would not hurt innocent people as he seemed terrified when Tomura Shigaraki stated that he plans to destroy the entire world rather than reshape it to be better but he does not attempt to defy Tomura as it would be futile due to his power. Spinner sees the league as a surrogate family as he seemed quite worried when Himiko Toga left to confront Uravity out of fear in case she got arrested. He is also very loyal to Tomura but that does not stop him from calling the latter out on his failures.


Spinner fights on par with Mandalay.

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.

Aided by Twice's clone army, Spinner takes down Trumpet's soldiers.

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. The lizard man was eventually pressured by some of the augmented adversaries, but eventually had 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 can relay orders to Gigantomachia, which proved successful.

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.


Spinner using his Quirk, Gecko, to climb a wall.

Gecko (ヤモリ Yamori?): Shuichi's Quirk gives him a lizard-like appearance and abilities. He can stick to walls like a gecko, but not much else.[7]


3/5 C
2/5 D
4/5 B
2/5 D
2/5 D
Shuichi's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

3/6 C
3/6 C
4/6 B
2/6 D
Number of Weapons Possessed
5/6 A
Shuichi's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Spinner's makeshift sword.

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.

Unnamed Sword: Following the destruction of his former sword, Spinner replaced it with an unnamed blade that resembles a katana.[8]

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Debut
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Appears
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All for One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Flashback
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Appears
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
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Flashback
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Flashback
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Appears
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Appears
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Mentioned
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Appears
240. Power Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Absent
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Fantasy
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Clone
266. Happy Life Appears
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Flashback
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Appears
278. Disaster Walker Appears
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Appears
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Appears
288. Save Takeo!! Appears
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Appears
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Appears
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Absent
303. Top Three Flashback
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent


  • Shuichi's given name contains kanji for "excellent, outstanding" ( shu?) and "one" ( ichi?). His surname contains kanji for that one" ( i?) and "mouth, opening" ( guchi?)
    • Shuichi's family name comes from the Japanese for "iguana."
  • His hair, goggles and scarf may be in reference to the characters Sabata and Django from the Boktai series by Konami.
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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's too time-consuming to draw the weapon, he just decided to let Izuku break it apart.[11]


  • (To Magne) "Holding power over someone's life is everything! Or don't you believe in following Stain's tenets?!"[1]
  • (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."[12]
  • (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?"[13]
  • (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."[14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 74.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 73.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 57 (p. 19).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 78.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 75 (p. 4).
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 220.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 24, Omake
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 160.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 24.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 81 (p. 12).
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233 (p. 10).
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 288 (p. 6-7).

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