Gran Torino & Enji Todoroki vs. Nomu is a battle fought between Pro Heroes Gran Torino and Endeavor and Nomu during the Hosu Incident. 


On their way to Shibuya, passengers aboard a train notice exploding building while passing through Hosu. Then suddenly, Izuku and Gran Torino's train is invaded by a rampaging Nomu. The Nomu has a defeated Pro-Villain in its grasp. Gran Torino leaps into action and tackles the Nomu off the train and into a nearby building.[1]


The Nomu recovers and escapes the building before attacking two nearby civilians. Gran Torino stops it by kicking it, enjoying his chance to fight earnestly again. Nomu tries to punch Gran Torino, but the old pro is too fast and evades him. Gran Torino comments the monsters speed even though he knows it's not faster than he is.

Nomu targets the civilians again, forcing Gran Torino to rush and try to stop it. The bystanders are saved when Endeavor abruptly appears and sets the Nomu ablaze. Endeavor claims he was searching for the Hero Killer and settles for fighting Nomu. He thanks Gran Torino and then claims that he'll take care of the situation. The civilians are surprised and ask what Endeavor is doing in Hosu. Endeavor simply states he's there because he's a hero. [2]

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Gran Torino crushes Nomu.

The Nomu survives Endeavor's blaze. The Flame Hero is surprised because his low-temperature warning shot almost always defeats his opponents. Gran Torino notices something off about the beast and then evades when it releases flames from its body. Endeavor simply swipes the flames away and surmises that the Nomu's Quirk is Absorption and Release. He notices that it still took damage from his flame and admits he's unimpressed with the power.

Gran Torino warns Endeavor of Nomu's multiple Quirks as Nomu's muscles begin to enlarge. It jumps into the air and uses a tongue web to attack. Gran Torino confirms the bystanders fled and then leaps into the air above Nomu. He changes direction and slams the Nomu into the ground, breaking part of the street and defeating it. [3]


Endeavor commends Gran Torino for defeating the Nomu. They both notice an explosion in the background and Endeavor surmises that must be where the other heroes are fighting. Gran Torino says they can deal with that after restraining Nomu and handing it over to the police. Endeavor recalls Shoto leaving to go to an alleyway after requesting his father send help there.

Endeavor tells Gran Torino to leave Nomu to his sidekicks and asks the old man to head to Shoto's location while he handles the Nomu on his own. [3]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 50 and Episode 28.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 51 and Episode 29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 55 and Episode 30.

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