If I fail now.. everyone in this coffin... is utterly doomed. That blindingly bright and shining praise... like treasures from them to me. Up to now, I could never fully accept it. I was crushed under the weight of that wealth. It just felt easier to be down on myself. Thank you... everyone. Because now that crushing weight... makes me stronger!Tamaki Amajiki in "Light Fades to Rain"
Tamaki is a tall young man, with rather pale skin. His ears are longer than most, their tips pointy and somewhat elf-like. He has messy, indigo hair, which sticks out behind his head, and thin, tired-looking eyes, partially covered by his bangs. His shoulders are usually hunched, and he avoids making eye-contact with people.
When wearing his school uniform, Tamaki wears his tie slightly loosened and his shirt only partially tucked in.
Tamaki's Hero Costume consists of a black bodysuit decorated with gold plating around the arms and shoulders. He dons a white tunic as well as a matching cape and hood that features more gold plating on the top of the hood. The cape connects to a scarf-like collar that features a silver mask on the front. He also sports a purple mask over his face as well as a matching purple carrier vest with red straps. He wears a mask over his eyes and is barefoot, which gives him more freedom when he’s using his Quirk.
Tamaki is extremely shy, aloof, depressed, "intimidating", and introverted, especially around big audiences. He gets nervous very easily when talking to other people. If his anxiety gets the best of him, Tamaki will often face away and lean into a wall to hide his face from others. This also happens whenever Tamaki has a bad feeling or feels insulted.
While his physical abilities and Quirk are outstanding, Tamaki is very socially awkward and lacks confidence in his own powers. He apparently feels overwhelmed by the pressure to be perfect and this has damaged his self-esteem. Tamaki is quick to point out when others are being too optimistic in his pessimistic opinion and is unable to recognize his own achievements. His pessimism is a direct contrast to Fat Gum's optimism. Even after being complimented by Fat Gum, Tamaki often takes his mentor's praise for taunting.
Despite his timid heart, Tamaki is fully capable of showing flashes of bravery. Even though he's always been a shy and reserved boy, Tamaki was able to hone his skills and climb the ranks into one of U.A.'s Big 3. Mirio Togata is a big inspiration for Tamaki, and their cooperation throughout their lives has lead Tamaki to establish his own set of stern beliefs which he will uphold and vocalize.
Tamaki does not believe anyone should undermine another person's hard work. He noticed Class 1-A could not recognize how much work Mirio put into honing his own power, and even showed his face to comment on it. Mirio often gives Tamaki the inspiration to act even when he's feeling anxious. Inspired by Mirio's bravery during the yakuza raid, Suneater shows a bright flash of courage, stepping up to the challenge of facing three villains alone so that the others can complete the mission.
While fighting against the villains, Tamaki pushed himself to his limit so that he could uphold the expectations set on him by Fat Gum, Mirio, and others who believe in him. Tamaki voiced his disapproval of the way Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe consider themselves expendable to Overhaul, but he appears to understand the bond between allies very well.
Overall Abilities: Tamaki is one of U.A. High School's most powerful students alongside Mirio Togata and Nejire Hado, who are all collectively known as The Big 3. Tamaki has been stated to have skills and abilities that far outclass that of most Pro Heroes.
Tamaki has mastered his Quirk, Manifest, through vigorous training. He possesses the ability to manipulate feature selection, size manipulation, and simultaneous manifestations. This gives Tamaki's fighting style incredible variation and unpredictability. Tamaki makes sure to eat plenty of Takoyaki and Clams every day because he believes that they're great for both offense and defense. He often uses tentacle fingers to bind his opponents and defends himself using a clamshell husk. Tamaki has a variety of other powerful combinations as well, including using chicken talon strengthened with octopus muscles, or tentacle fingers reinforced by crab shells. Fat Gum strongly believes Tamaki's abilities are above his own and an entire team of Pro heroes and students that included the rest of the Big Three, Ryukyu, Eraser Head, and Rock Lock.
Tamaki has proven his strength on multiple occasions. He was able to effortlessly neutralize dangerous villains before having his Quirk temporarily erased. Tamaki's mettle was proven when he faced off against Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe of the Eight Bullets in a 3-on-1 fight, and was confident that he could take on the Yakuza trio by himself.
Tactical Intellect: Tamaki demonstrates incredible tactical judgments during fights. He acted quickly to disarm Toya, Yu, and Soramitsu at once in order to tip the favor to the heroes. After doing so, he stated it was a bad idea for all of the present heroes to fight the trinity at once, correctly deducing that the villains were trying to stall as many heroes as possible in order for Overhaul to make his getaway with Eri. He noted that it’s best that the rest of his comrades, especially Eraser Head, save their Quirks for when they get deeper into the Yakuza fortress, and they need to be at 100% of their power in order to break through the shifting walls caused by Joi Irinaka's Mimicry Quirk.
During his battle with three of the Eight Bullets, Tamaki showcased his aptitude to create strategies in the midst of battle. Tamaki attempted to manifest the neurotoxin from an octopus's saliva within his arm, knowing that Soramitsu won't be able to move if he eats the appendage. Even when overwhelmed by the camaraderie of the trio, Suneater was able to quickly develop an impromptu strategy. He disrupted their teamwork by first obscuring Toya's vision, knowing the object-stealing villain relies on sight in order to use Larceny. He then used Yu Hojo's crystal against him by devouring them and creating a solid defense to stop Yu.
After defeating the trio, Tamaki relieved them of their masks and kept them on hand as a precaution, having witnessed Toya reveal that he was keeping a hidden dagger concealed within his own mask at the beginning of the bout.
He can only manifest the traits of substances that are still in his system and loses access to those traits once the substance is fully digested. He needs to resupply his Quirk every day and needs to decide on what foods to eat beforehand.
After vigorous training at U.A., Tamaki is capable of using multiple manifestations at once, controlling the size of the manifestation, as well as being able to accurately choose the best features of whatever he's eaten to fit any given situation.
- Kraken (クラーケン Kurāken?): Tamaki's arms change into a pair of four incredibly large tentacles coated in suction cups, which he uses to thrash in a large area, hitting multiple opponents.
- Centaur (ケンタウロス Kentaurosu?): Tamaki transforms his lower-body into the lower half of a horse, grows horns and his hands transform into vines that hold different hard fruits on the end of them that he uses to strike multiple enemies at once.
- Octopus Mirage (オクトパスミラージュ Okutopasu Mirāju?): Tamaki replicates the cloaking abilities of octopuses to mask his presence with the surroundings so he can attack his target by surprise.
- Scorpius Toxin (スコルピウストキシン Sukorupiusu Tokishin?): Tamaki manifests scorpion tails on his body with which to attack his opponent and inject venom into them.
- Plasma Cannon (
波動砲Purazumakyanon?): Tamaki transforms his arm into a monstrous form with the attributes of multiple manifestations, which when combined with Nejire's energy, can produce a giant laser blast. Elements that make up this combination include, but are not limited to, zebra tarantula, dragonfruit, spider crab, sika deer, American alligator, green sea turtle, locust, red sea urchin, soft shell turtle, watermelon, and moso bamboo.
Food Pouches: Tamaki's Hero Costume is equipped with a number of pockets where he keeps various foods that he can eat on the spot, giving him access to more manifestations.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- Tamaki's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
- Ranked 17th in the 3rd Popularity Poll.
- Ranked 29th in the 4th Popularity Poll.
- Ranked 22th in the 5th Popularity Poll.
- Tamaki's surname contains the kanji for "heaven" (天 ama?) and "eating" (喰 jiki?), and his first name contains "ring, link" (環 tamaki?).
- According to Horikoshi, Tamaki's anxiety is inspired by his own experience when he attended the Jump Festa in 2017 and had to face an enormous crowd.
- In addition to that, Tamaki's experience transferring grade schools was based off his experience of moving and attending a new middle school. He even had someone approach him and ask to be friends with him like Mirio did with Tamaki.
- Tamaki's favorite things are butterflies.
- Tamaki's Quirk could be a reference to the saying "you are what you eat."
- All of Tamaki's super moves are named after mythical creatures.
- Tamaki's English voice actor, Aaron Dismuke, also voiced Kosei Tsuburaba in Season 2.
- Tamaki shares his birthday with Untenmaru Kurumada.
- Apphia Yu, who provided Tamaki's English voice as a child, is married to Tsunagu Hakamada's English voice actor, Micah Solusod.
- (To Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe) "I might not understand your grief. Your rage. Everything that led you here... but I know all about solid bonds!! And my friends don't use each other... because friends don't eat friends."
|U.A. High School|
|Class 1-A Students||Denki Kaminari • Eijiro Kirishima • Fumikage Tokoyami • Hanta Sero • Izuku Midoriya • Katsuki Bakugo • Koji Koda • Kyoka Jiro • Mashirao Ojiro • Mezo Shoji • Mina Ashido • Minoru Mineta • Momo Yaoyorozu • Ochaco Uraraka • Rikido Sato • Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Ida • Toru Hagakure • Tsuyu Asui • Yuga Aoyama|
|Class 1-B Students||Hiryu Rin • Ibara Shiozaki • Itsuka Kendo • Juzo Honenuki • Jurota Shishida • Kinoko Komori • Kojiro Bondo • Kosei Tsuburaba • Manga Fukidashi • Neito Monoma • Nirengeki Shoda • Pony Tsunotori • Reiko Yanagi • Sen Kaibara • Setsuna Tokage • Shihai Kuroiro • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Togaru Kamakiri • Yosetsu Awase • Yui Kodai|
|Department of Support||Mei Hatsume • Bibimi Kenranzaki|
|General Department||Hitoshi Shinso • Chikuchi Togeike • Tsutsutaka Agoyamato|
|Second Year Students||Mawata Fuwa|
|Third Year Students||Mirio Togata • Nejire Hado • Tamaki Amajiki • Bibimi Kenranzaki • Yuyu Haya|
|Staff||All Might • Cementoss • Ectoplasm • Eraser Head • Hound Dog • Lunch Rush • Midnight • Nezu • Power Loader • Present Mic • Recovery Girl • Snipe • Thirteen • Vlad King • Gran Torino (Retired)|
|Former Students||All Might • Endeavor • Best Jeanist • Midnight • Eraser Head • Loud Cloud • Present Mic • Mister Blaster|
|Locations||Class 1-A • Class 1-B • Conference Room • Ground Beta • Ground Gamma • Ground Omega • Gym Gamma • Heights Alliance • Lunch Rush Cafeteria • P.E. Grounds • Recovery Girl's Nurse's Office • Sports Festival Stadium • Teachers Lounge • U.A.'s Development Studio • Unforeseen Simulation Joint|