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Tape (テープ Tēpu?) is the Quirk used by Hanta Sero.

Description

Tape allows Hanta to eject adhesive tape from openings located on both of his elbows.

A blockade built entirely from Hanta's Tape.

Hanta's elbows look and function like tape dispensers, from where he can fire lengths of tape that stick to anything he aims at. The amount of tape Hanta is able to generate in a single instance isn't unlimited, but it's still plentiful enough for him to successfully utilize for various offensive, defensive and movement purposes, making his Quirk surprisingly versatile.

The tape is strong enough to immobilize opponents, hold large structures together and support Hanta's own weight. Once a strand of tape is released from Hanta's elbows, he has the choice of either cutting it off with his hands to allow new strands to be fired or leaving it intact for him to move around whatever he caught.

As part of his training, Hanta continuously produced tape from his arms in order to increase his capacity, and improve his tape's textile strength and shooting speed.

Weaknesses

Despite its unusual thickness, Hanta's tape is not unbreakable. If Hanta over-ejects tape, he will suffer from dry skin.

Usage

Hanta using Tape to capture several foes at once.

Hanta primarily uses his tape to bind targets from afar, restraining them from action by knotting his tape around their bodies. He prefers to remain at a safe distance while firing large amounts of tape at his opponents with impressive accuracy.

Hanta has shown the ability to shoot multiple strands of tape at once, as well as produce double-sided tape (which sticks to both sides). Hanta frequently uses Tape for mobility, by attaching them to surfaces and then either using them for swinging around the air or pulling himself towards the attachment points. Furthermore, by spreading tape around a room or pathway, Hanta can easily create traps and blockades for enemies.

Minoru using a piece of tape as a protective mask.

Hanta may also take bits of his tape for more conventional uses, like sticking one object to another. Allies are able to use stray pieces of tape for their own advantage, even if Hanta finds himself unable to act. Those pieces are solid enough to act as improvised-but-functional masks by simply sticking them over the mouth area, helping one avoid inhaling hazardous substances and smells.

Tape works well in combination with other Quirks too, like Zero Gravity, which allows strings of tape to be attached to floating objects in order to create a unique trap.

Super Moves

Barricade Tape (Anime).png Barricade Tape (バリケードテープ Barikēdo Tēpu?): Hanta covers his surroundings with tape in order to protect himself and others from enemy attacks.[1]
Tape Shot Trident.gif Tape Shot Trident (テープショットトライデント Tēpu Shotto Toraidento?): Hanta uses various threads to grabs objects and launch them as projectiles at the enemy.[2]

Trivia

  • Like several other Quirks, Tape has its own signature sound effect: "SWISH".
  • Kohei Horikoshi has once stated that Tape might be one of his favorite Quirks.[3]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 207.
  2. My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 3.

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