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People who find a lost child and then take him to a lost-child center... I've always thought those sorts of people were the coolest.
Tensei Ida to Tenya Ida in "Re-Ingenium"

Tensei Ida ( (いい) () (てん) (せい) Īda Tensei?), also known as Turbo Hero: Ingenium (ターボヒーロー・インゲニウム Tābo Hīrō Ingeniumu?), is the older brother of Tenya Ida and a former Pro Hero.

Appearance

Outside of his hero armor, Tensei looks much like his younger brother, Tenya Ida, with square features and short, dark blue, spiked hair. A differing feature is that he possesses arrow-shaped eyebrows and has a slightly-longer face. Unlike Tenya, he does not wear glasses.

Similar to his brother, he has engine exhausts protruding from his body as a result of his Quirk, but his comes out of the ends of his elbows instead of his calves.

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Personality

Tensei's helpful personality.

Compared to his younger brother, Tensei is far more laid back with an easy-going attitude. When he took up the hero mantle of his family, his image for himself was that he wanted to 'be cool' and be the type of hero that helps others when they are in need of help. He was joyful that his younger brother admired his work as a pro hero as a result.

He also believes that being able to rescue people quickly is what makes a great hero and that people want to be rescued in a hurry and value being saved quickly and immediately. He also values teamwork, believing that having a large group where everyone serves a specific purpose is the easiest way to rescue people quickly.

Although working as a hero, he is lenient on laws. Unlike his younger brother, he doesn't scold others for using their Quirk in public but instead helps them develop them. He also suggested the notion of taking on a sidekick who didn't have a Provisional Hero License, which is against the law, stating that he could earn his qualification little by little.

Abilities

Tensei has repeatedly faced the Bat Villain, even when the villain was turned into a Next-Level Villain.

Overall Abilities: Tensei has proven to be a highly capable Pro Hero, with more formidability than the average Pro Hero. Like his younger brother, Tenya, Tensei possesses a fighting style that involves using his Engine Quirk to propel himself at high speeds in order to deliver powerful kicks. Other than his Quirk handling, the most prominent aspect of Tensei's abilities is his incredible fortitude, which allowed him to take on powerful villains, both infamous and lesser-known, who have abilities that surpass his own.

Tensei's well-known hero excursions were his repeated encounters with the Bat Villain, who possessed speed that outclassed that of Tensei. When he first encountered the Bat Villain on the Naruhata district highway, Tensei attempted to apprehend the villain, but the latter blindsided the Turbo Hero with his superior speed, resulting in Tensei crashing into the wall of the highway, and the Bat Villain making his escape. In their second bout, Tensei eliminated excess weight through the removal of his hero costume's airbags, allowing him to equal the Bat Villain's high speed and nearly subdue him before the Bat Villain showcased the ability to fly. During Tensei and the Bat Villain's third and final confrontation, the latter reappeared as a Next-Level Villain, and Tensei found himself outpaced by the Bat Villain even more compared to their previous battles. Even though Tensei nearly caught him, the newly transformed villain was able to swiftly repel the Turbo Hero, forcing Captain Celebrity to intervene and defeat the Bat Villain once and for all.

In what would subsequently be his last job as a Pro Hero, Tensei sought out the notorious Hero Killer: Stain and had more than enough mettle to face the ex-vigilante in battle, despite knowing of Stain's reputation of murdering 17 Pro Heroes, and crippling 23 others. Tensei was able to hold his own against Stain for some time, but in spite of his fortitude and formidability, the Turbo Hero was defeated, and consequently rendered paraplegic, making him Stain's 24th crippled victim, and the final Pro Hero that was struck down by the Hero Killer.

Keen Intellect: Tensei has shown to possess an excellent intellect as well as a strategic mind. Most notably, Tensei is aware that he can't brake and turn properly using his Engine Quirk, so to compensate for this drawback, he had airbags installed into his hero costume. After Koichi Haimawari explained the mechanics behind his Slide and Glide Quirk, including the difficulty of stopping when it comes to building too much momentum, Tensei suggested that Koichi offset the momentum build-up by imagining that he is accelerating in the opposite direction, rather than thinking of it as "stopping". Tensei's advice proved very effective, as Koichi can now slide himself backwards, correcting the long-term problem he had with his Quirk.

Prior to encountering the Bat Villain the second time, Tensei had his airbags removed from his hero costume to eliminate excess weight, so that he can keep up with the Bat Villain. This strategy, however, puts Tensei at risk of seriously injuring himself in the event that he is attacked by the Bat Villain mid-chase, just like in their first confrontation. In addition, Tensei had prepared a safety blockade that was meant to stop the high-speed villain in his tracks, but Tensei didn’t expect him to fly away using a Bat Quirk, which Tensei realized was the means behind the Bat Villain's first escape. After the Bat Villain attempted to make a second escape, Tensei, having quickly surveyed the town of Naruhata, realized how the intricate roads made it more difficult for him to navigate than expected. At the same time, Tensei surmised that Bat Villain was using the darkness of the night sky in tandem with his Bat Quirk to become even more arduous to capture.

While trying to tame the Monster Cat that had merged with a bus, Tensei was fully cognizant that subduing the merged entity with external force would be problematic due to its size. Thanks to Knuckleduster diverting the path of the Monster Cat, Tensei measured the rate of speed the latter possessed and was able to calculate a time limit of 5 minutes before the Instant Villain reached the end of the road.

  • Leadership Skills: Tensei is a strong leader, which has been displayed on multiple occasions. He carefully directed Team Idaten to a location on the Naruhata district highway to place a safety blockade in order to trap the Bat Villain. Tensei was even able to calm the passengers that were onboard the bus that the Monster Cat had overshadowed, and instructed Team Idaten to match the speed of the amalgamated entity so that they can prepare for the transfer of the passengers. When one of the riders expressed concern over transferring people at a high speed, Tensei assured him and the other commuters that his new recruit, Enigma, is a reliable source for the extraction. When one rider was still inside of the Monster Cat, Tensei advised Koichi to stay close behind him, while at the same time, Tensei himself moves ahead and Koichi avoids combat and reckless locomotion.

Quirk

Tensei's proficient use of his Engine Quirk.

Engine (エンジン Enjin?): Tensei's Quirk is that he has engines in his arms, allowing him to release propulsion jets from his elbows and shoot himself forward at turbo speed. Tensei needs to fuel his engines by drinking grape juice.

He can hover a foot or so off the ground and relies on the propulsion from his arms to move at super speed. He has been seen using his Quirk to move faster than cars in a chase sequence.

Unlike his younger brother, Tenya, Tensei's Quirk does not seem to have gears and can hit max speeds in an instant; however, he finds it difficult to brake and turn while moving at top speeds and compensates by installing airbags in his hero costume.[1]

Super Moves

  • Recipro Burst (レシプロバースト Reshipuro Bāsuto?): By over-torquing his engines, Tensei is able to produce an explosive burst of speed. This also causes his engines to overheat.[2]
  • Rocket Charge (ロケットチャージ Roketto Chāji?): Tensei's hero costume increases and focuses his engines' output, affording him greater acceleration and launching him into the air, like a rocket. This causes his engines to stall.[2]

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Flashback
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Absent
21. In Each of Our Hearts Absent
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Mentioned
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Mentioned
26. Chase Down the Leader Absent
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Absent
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Ida Debut
42. Final-Match Time Mentioned
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Flashback
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Mentioned
47. Struggling Mentioned
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Flashback
50. Kill 'Em Dead Mentioned
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Flashback
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Mentioned
54. Re: Ingenium Flashback
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Absent
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Mentioned
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Absent
87. Clash Absent
88. All for One Absent
89. All for a Certain One Absent
90. Reach Out Absent
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Absent
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Mentioned
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand when It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Mentioned
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Flashback
205. Detour Flashback
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Mentioned
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
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

Anime Appearances

Appearances
Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Absent
3. Roaring Muscles Absent
4. Start Line Absent
5. What I Can Do for Now Absent
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Absent
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Absent
8. Bakugo's Start Line Absent
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Pictured
10. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
11. Game Over Absent
12. All Might Absent
13. In Each of Our Hearts Absent
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
15. Roaring Sports Festival Mentioned
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Mentioned
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Absent
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Absent
19. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
20. Victory or Defeat Absent
21. Battle on, Challengers! Absent
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
24. Fight on, Ida Debut
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
26. Time to Pick Some Names Flashback
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Flashback
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Flashback
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Flashback
30. Climax Flashback
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Absent
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
34. Gear up for Final Exams Absent
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Absent
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
38. Encounter Flashback
Season 3
39. Game Start Mentioned
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Flashback
47. All For One Absent
48. Symbol of Peace Absent
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Mentioned
57. Rescue Exercises Mentioned
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Absent
65. Overhaul Absent
66. Boy Meets... Absent
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Absent
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Screen
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
88. His Start Absent
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 Flashback
96. Match 3 Conclusion Flashback
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Mentioned
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Absent
2. Takeoff Absent
3. Nice Guy Reborn Fantasy
4. Honesty Absent
5. Bee Debut
6. No Need to Hold Back Absent
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Appears
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Flashback
7. Top Runner Appears
7.5. Appearance Matters Fantasy
8. Him Absent
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Absent
13. Makoto/Truth Fantasy
14. MAJOR Absent
15. Playboy Absent
16. Mom Descends Absent
17. Tag Team! Appears
18. Force of Will Acceleration! Appears
19. Family Absent
20. Event Announcement! Absent
21. Ensemble, Assemble! Absent
22. The Day Of Fantasy
23. Daughter Absent
24. A Father-Daughter Talk Absent
25. Goodbye to Dad Absent
26. Tamao Absent
27. Business as Usual Absent
28. What a Man Takes with Him Absent
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Absent
30. Cooperation Request Appears
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Absent
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Absent
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Absent
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Absent
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Absent
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Absent
37. Public and Private Absent
38. High-Speed Absent
39. A Rational Man Absent
40. A Rational Team-Up Absent
41. Ultimate Move! Absent
42. Mixer Absent
43. Casanova Absent
44. One Outrageous Traveler Absent
45. The Man Returns Absent
46. Christmas Eve Hero Absent
47. Farewell Party! Appears
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Absent
49. Zero Hour Appears
50. Defend the Tower! Appears
51. I Do What I Can Appears
52. Balloon Soul Absent
53. Limits and Catastrophe Appears
54. Hotline Appears
55. This Is a Hero!! Appears
56. I'm No Hero Absent
57. Explosive Man Absent
58. International Flight Home Absent
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Absent
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Absent
68. I'd Better Not Lose Absent
69. Hero on the Scene Absent
70. True Self Absent
71. Thanks for the Guidance Absent
72. Searching for You Absent
73. The Queen Descends Absent
74. After the Storm Absent
75. Letter Fantasy
76. Deadly Weapon Absent
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Absent
79. Inferno Number Two Absent
80. Who's That, Now? Absent
81. Bee My Pop Absent
82. High-Speed Hero II Absent
83. Criminal in the Midst Absent
84. Hero's Dreams Absent
85. Cross-Examination Absent
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Absent
96. Negotiations Appears
97. Pursuers Appears
98. A Rational Persuasion Method Appears
99. Phases Appears
100. Anonymous Appears
101. Where I Should Be Absent
102. Intruder Absent
103. Inhumanity Absent
104. The Bad One Absent
105. Pest Absent
106. Tag Absent

Trivia

  • "Tensei" (転生) is the Japanese word for "reincarnation".
  • His favorite things are sports and hayashi rice.
  • While his brother’s Quirk is powered by orange juice, his is powered by grape juice.[3]

Quotes

  • (To Tenya) "People who find a lost child and then take him to a lost-child center...I've always thought those sorts of people were the coolest."[4]
  • (To Koichi) "No one can possibly remain calm when they're put in a chaotic situation where they feel like their entire world has been turned upside down. No matter who it is, they'll be overcome with anxiety...just like a lost child. And if you come running to their side, take their hand, and put them at ease even one second sooner, it makes all the difference. For a hero, there's nothing more important than the speed to do just that."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 18.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 17 (p. 19).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 54 (p. 4).

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