"Grinning at me like that. Always has been that way. It's always been people like that... grinning at me... makin' me into a monster!!"Soga Kugisaki in "Scream"
Soga is a tall, skinny young man with wild spiky turquoise hair, a short goatee, and notably inward-slanting yellow eyes with very small eyebrows. His front teeth are shown to be sharpened to the point, while his back teeth seem to just be regular molars.
He wore a tank top with a sleeveless vest over the top, jeans, leather shoes, and a plaid shirt tied around his waist. He later wears a sleeveless vest, jeans, leather shoes, and a hat and trench coat that resembles that of Knuckleduster's, albeit brown instead of green.
When he injects Trigger, his physique increases, his hair becomes pointier and he grows spikes on his back and arms. Later, after he is forcefully administered a Trigger overdose by Kuin Hachisuka, he transforms into a monstrous, human-sized porcupine.
Soga has a cruel and violent personality, and likes to humiliate and attack people. This stems from the fact that he has been discriminated against due to his actions and his Quirk. He seems to think that everyone around him sees him as some sort of monster, and has developed a love of making other people suffer in place of him due to these circumstances.
He shows some signs of mental instability, as shown when he sees everyone around him with a mocking, condescending smile, and laughing at him, no matter who they are and what they are actually doing, suggesting that he is unable to separate reality from his perception of the world. It is suggested that this perception of the world is what makes him so violent.
In spite of these flaws, he shows solidarity with his friends, who he takes a leadership role for. He feels kinship with others who have been looked down upon due to their Quirks. He shows a strong sense of loyalty and care towards them, such as when he went to face Kuin alone and warned her to leave his friends out of their conflict. He also is very defiant when he knows he is being played, totally trashing a selection of Trigger drugs because he refused to aid in Kuin's plan in any way.
Ever since he was saved by the Naruhata Vigilantes from the murderous Stendhal, Soga changed for the better, and became a valuable ally to the Naruhata Vigilantes. As a result, Soga became somewhat of a vigilante himself, convincing and helping Koichi Haimawari to save Pop☆Step, even though it breaks many laws. He became a devoted student to Knuckleduster and preached some of his teacher's beliefs. Though Soga isn't a blind follower and keeps to his own beliefs. When Knuckleduster attempted to kill Number 6 and himself, Soga stopped it, saying they've worked too hard to keep everyone alive.
Soga has developed a firm sense of identity and ideology as a vigilante, lecturing those he thinks needs it. He believes vigilantes are necessary to those who slip through the cracks of the imperfect institutions. He has a complicated relationship with the police, as he knows they're fighting for the same cause and will occasionally help them. Though if he disagrees the police's methods, he'll refuse to cooperate. He dislikes the police prioritising budgeting over doing genuine good, critiquing Naomasa Tsukauchi for providing limited manpower and time to protect Pop☆Step. Soga doesn't care for the legal definition of a villain, refusing to acknowledge someone as such if he believes they are undeserving. Soga prefers policemen who are less rigid such as Eizo Tanuma rather then a by-the-books, Tsukauchi.
When under the effect of Trigger, he grows spikes all over his back, head, and arms and throws himself spinning at his enemies. Later, when his life is endangered due to Stendhal, Kuin forcefully injects him a Trigger overdose, which causes him to undergo a full-body transformation: growing taller and altering his face to become porcupine-like while additionally growing spikes in the same places that he previously had under the effects of Trigger.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- His surname contains the kanji for “nail” (釘 kugi?) and “peninsula/spit” (崎 saki?) while his given name means “claw/talon” (爪 sō?) and “tusk/fang” (牙 ga?).
- Up until Chapter 85, Soga's family name was pronounced "Kugizaki."
- Soga’s ability is very similar to that of the X-Men character Evan Daniels, aka Spyke.
- Soga shares his birthday with Shota Aizawa.
|Independent||Stain • Giant Villain • Toxic Chainsaw • Habit Headgear • Sludge Villain • Gentle Criminal • La Brava • Oji Harima • Teruo Hazukashi • Innsmouth Crew (Innsmouth • Innsmouth's Siblings) • L.A. Villains • Street Thieves • Cider House • Creature Rejection Clan • Starservant • Ending • Glutton God Gang • Jailbreaker • Lady Nagant • Dictator • Gale Villain • Bomb Villain • Kashiko Kashi|
|Team Reservoir Dogs|
|Members||Yellow • Red • Blue • Green|
|Members||Wolfram • Nobu • Daigo • Swordkil|
|Members||Nine • Slice • Chimera • Mummy|
|Members||Flect Turn • Beros • Leviathan • Rogone • Serpenters • Sidero • Alan Kay|
|Independent||Cow Cowboy • Villain Bots • Three Sturm und Drang Brothers • Emperor Yotsuura • Ichiro Hotta • Jiro Hotta • Suicide Bomber • Mazinger Brothers • Robber Villain • Garvey|
|Members||Queen Bee (Kuin Hachisuka & Bee☆Pop) • Mario Kugutsu • Hina • Number 6|
|Instant Villains||Soga Kugisaki • Moyuru Tochi • Rapt Tokage • Akira Iwako • Teruo Unagisawa • Monster Cat • Chuma Yakumaru • Ryuichi Gojiyama • Eiji Okameda • Rikiya Eno|
|Next-Level Villains||Teruo Unagisawa • Kirihito Kamachi • Bat Villain • Octoid • Tommy S. Gordon • Willie Wanda • Bombers • Anonymous|
|Abegawa Tenchu Kai|
|Members||Rojiya Yonenaga • Tetsu • Haruhisa • Soji|
|Team-Up Missions Series|
|Wild Villains||Bearhead • Curator • Zookeeper|
|Volcano Thieves||Volcano • Dusty Ash • Gust Boy|
|My Hero Academia: Vigilantes|
|Vigilantes||Naruhata Vigilantes (The Crawler • Pop☆Step • Knuckleduster) • Stendhal|
|Allies||Ichimoku Samazu • Jube Namimaru • Makoto Tsukauchi • Moyuru Tochi • Rapt Tokage • Soga Kugisaki|
|Heroes||Air Jet • All Might • Best Jeanist • Bigshot • Burnin • Captain Celebrity • Compass Kid • Death Arms • Edgeshot • Endeavor • Enigma • Eraser Head • Fat Gum • His Purple Highness • Ingenium • Kido • Loud Cloud • Midnight • Mirko • Mister Blaster • O'Clock II • Onemu Shinya • Onima • Present Mic • Ryukyu • Snipe • Thirteen|
|Organizations||Buster Union • Endeavor Agency (Flaming Sidekickers) • Police Force (Monika • Naomasa • Eizo) • Midnight Boys • Purple Revolution Agency • Team Idaten|
|Villain Factory||Queen Bee (Kuin Hachisuka & Bee☆Pop) • Mario Kugutsu • Hina • Number 6 • Instant Villains (Akira Iwako • Junkie Villain • Ryuichi Gojiyama • Monster Cat • Eiji Okameda • Rikiya Eno) • Next-Level Villains (Teruo Unagisawa • Kirihito Kamachi • Bat Villain • Octoid • Tommy S. Gordon • Willie Wanda • Bombers) • Anonymous|
|Other Villains||Three Sturm und Drang Brothers • Stendhal • Emperor Yotsuura • Ichiro Hotta • Jiro Hotta • Mazinger Brothers • Suicide Bomber • Abegawa Tenchu Kai (Rojiya Yonenaga • Tetsu • Haruhisa • Soji) • Robber Villain • Drunk Lee • Master Beast • The Rapper|
|Others||East Naruhata High Dance Squad • Feathers (Miu • Yu) • Mad Hatters • Pamela • Sisters of Saint Lila's Academy • Shoko Haimawari|