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Tatsuyuki Tokoname ( (とこ) (なめ) (たつ) (ゆき) Tokoname Tatsuyuki?), also known as Slidin' Go (スライディン・ゴー Suraidin Gō?), is a former Pro Hero, a member of the Meta Liberation Army and later the Paranormal Liberation Front as one of the 2nd-ranked advisers in the Vanguard Action Intelligence Regiment: Carmine when the Meta Liberation Army and the League of Villains merged.

Appearance

Slidin' Go in the manga.

Tatsuyuki is an exceptionally tall, well-built man, possessing defined muscles and wide shoulders. He has small black eyes, a circular nose, and a prominently large, square jaw, with the lower jaw protruding outwards, and his mouth is notably high up on his face as a result.

His hero costume consists of a purple, skin-tight bodysuit with black arrow-like markings across his chest, around his waist, and down the center of his thighs. His knee-high boots share this theme, as they have arrow-shaped cavities down their shafts, and he also wears a matching black mask over the top of his head and eyes. On his hands, he wears elbow-length green gloves with golden scale patterns around the edges, and he also sports a short green scarf-like cape around his neck, a golden disc on the left of it to connect two aiguillettes around his torso. He completes his outfit with a thick black belt with a large buckle, five green circles and a golden rectangle set into the center of it.

Personality

Tatsuyuki has an affable and chipper personality. He gives a hug to Shoto Todoroki and Katsuki Bakugo while praising them for beating their first villains, before offering to clean up the mess of the fight.[1]

However, it is not known if that is really his true personality or just a façade, since he is a member of the Meta Liberation Army, which indicates that he is a follower of Destro's ideals, according to which the free use of Quirks is a basic human right.[2]

He is fiercely loyal to his superiors and for that part, he is strict with others on not showing proper etiquette. This was seen when he chastises Hawks on not notifying them and stating he was of higher rank only to back down when he is confronted by Skeptic.[3]

Synopsis

Meta Liberation Army Arc

Following Katsuki and Shoto's Hero Debut, All Might gets Slidin' Go to help mop up the incident. Slidin' Go instantly recognizes Katsuki Bakugo as the bad boy of U.A. High School. He's surprised to see the boys defeated all the villains and even collected evidence against the villains.

Slidin' Go's true allegiance.

Slidin' Go commends the boys with a hug and claims they'll be top Pro Heroes for sure. One of the villains' support item crumbles and Slidin' Go plays it off as black market items are cheap duds.[1]

When the League of Villains arrives in Deika City, they're taken by surprise when Slidin' Go arrives to escort them. He leads them into the city, claiming he's going to take them to the commander of the Meta Liberation Army. Spinner doesn't recognize him as a Pro Hero and Tomura Shigaraki realizes the city is basically a ghost town.

Slidin' Go salutes using the signature pledge of the Liberation Army. He says Deika isn't usually his jurisdiction but the day of the Revival Celebration is an exception.[2]

Endeavor Agency Arc

When Hawks arrives from a coffee run, Slidin' Go is quick to chastise him on not notifying his superiors and Hawks brings up it was a right of freedom, which the organization follows. Slidin' Go warns him for not showing him proper etiquette, stating he was of higher rank only to back down when he is confronted by Skeptic. Skeptic angrily tells him of where he truly stands in terms of rank and to not make a big deal, since he had devices to monitor Hawks.[3]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

One day, while patrolling the streets Slidin' Go notices no other Pros are around. Just as he wonders why none of the Heroes are active, he is captured by Death Arms and called out for his Paranormal Liberation Front allegiance.[4] He was then detained and arrested, along with other Front's bases scattered around the country.[5]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: It is unknown what Tatsuyuki's full strength is, but given he is a second ranked advisor in the Vanguard Action Intelligence Regiment: Carmine of the Paranormal Liberation Front it's assumed that he is stronger than an average pro hero.[6]

Quirk

Unnamed Sliding Quirk: Tatsuyuki's Quirk allows him to smoothly slide across surfaces without resistance, increasing his speed.[1]

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Debut
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
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 Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Flashback
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 Appears
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 Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
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 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Appears
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
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 Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Flashback
318. Reckless Absent
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Absent
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
323. That Single Step Absent
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
325. The Bonds of One For All Absent
326. Who Are You Really? Absent
327. Rest!! Absent
328. No Man Is an Island Absent

Anime Appearances

Appearances
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Absent
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Debut
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Appears
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Trivia

  • Tatsuyuki's first name is composed of the kanji for "excel" (?) and "movement" (?), and his last name contains "always" (?) and "slide" (?).
  • Tatsuyuki's favorite thing is reading.
  • Tatsuyuki also shares his birthday with Rumi Usagiyama.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 219 and Episode 100.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 224 and Episode 109.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 243 and Episode 102.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 259.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 296.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.

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