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Three years I gave to this company, but today I'm taking it down. From as far back as I can remember, I've lived my life as a bootlicker. It's been suffocating. But today, my life comes to an end.
Teruo Hazukashi in "Endeavor and Hawks"

This article is about the minor villain from the Pro Hero Arc. For the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes character, see Teruo Unagisawa.

Teruo Hazukashi ( (はず) (かし) (てる) () Hazukashi Teruo?) is a disgruntled office worker.[1]

Appearance

Teruo is an average-sized adult man, with brown, short, and spiky hair. During his attempt to destroy the company he worked for, he wore nothing except a long coat and kneesocks.

Personality

While not much is known about Teruo's personally, he does appear to hold some kind of grudge and resentment towards the company he has worked at for three years of his life, implying that he may have been treated unfairly or that he became fed up of serving under others. The latter's statement is likely true as he seems to view himself as a "bootlicker" and is dissatisfied with being such.

Teruo was inspired by Destro's autobiography on liberation, which is what inspired him to take action against his workplace.

While taking a stand, Teruo is also willing to humiliate himself in order to activate his Quirk and become stronger, which he does by stripping himself in the eyes of the commuting public. Although whatever he was planning next was quickly put a stop to by Hawks.

Synopsis

Pro Hero Arc

After complaining about working for his company for three years, Teruo plans to get revenge on them after being spurred on by a copy of Destro's autobiography. He strips himself down naked to trigger his Quirk, which increases his power as he becomes more embarrassed, before he could do anything more, however, he is quickly knocked out by a passing Hawks.[1]

Abilities

Quirk

Shame ( (しゅう) () Shūchi?): Teruo's Quirk allows him to increase his power when he is embarrassed.

Teruo activates his Quirk by removing all his clothes and exhibiting himself to become extremely embarrassed by the populace.

The full extent of the Quirk has not been shown yet, as Teruo was quickly knocked out before he could activate it.[1]

Chapter Appearances

Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Debut
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent

Anime Appearances

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!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Debut
88. His Start Absent

Trivia

  • Teruo's surname contains the kanji for "shame, embarassment" ( hazu?) and "evergreen oak" ( kashi?), and his first name contains "to illuminate, to shine" ( teru?) and "man" ( o?).
    • "Teruo" comes from the Japanese word for the feeling of embarrassment (照れる tereru?), which is of course referencing his Quirk.
    • "Hazukashi" is also homophonous with a phrase commonly used to express embarrassment (恥ずかしい hazukashī?), and also shares its first kanji.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 186 (p. 3-4) and Episode 87.

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