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Fail? Think what you're saying, Re-Destro! I've only failed but once in my life. Once. In my entire life! Amend that statement, please, because this isn't failure - I'm just moving on to the next phase!!
Tomoyasu Chikazoku to Re-Destro in "Sad Man's Parade"

Tomoyasu Chikazoku ( (ちか) (ぞく) (とも) (やす) Chikazoku Tomoyasu?), also known by the code name Skeptic (スケプティック Sukeputikku?), is a board member at Feel Good, Inc. who was secretly a leading member of the modern Meta Liberation Army. He is one of the main antagonists of the Meta Liberation Army Arc.

He later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, an organization formed from the remnants of the League and the Meta Liberation Army.

Skeptic currently serves as a commander for the "Vanguard Action Intelligence Regiment: Carmine" along with Himiko Toga.[1]

Appearance

Tomoyasu is a tall and lanky man with shiny black hair that reaches his waist, worn down with a neat fringe hanging over his eyes. He has a visibly long nose and a wide mouth with notably straight teeth.

He wears a long-sleeved black turtleneck shirt and dark pants.

Gallery

Personality

Tomoyasu is a steadfast believer in the ideology of the Meta Liberation Army: that human beings have a right to use their Quirks whenever and however they want. He is very loyal to the Grand Commander, Re-Destro.

In the company of others, aside from his commander, Tomoyasu generally acts in a stern and condescending manner. He becomes extremely irritated when people can't figure things out immediately from minimal details and without an explanation. He doesn't seem to realize that this is an unreasonable expectation.

Despite this, Tomoyasu does display some sense of camaraderie, wanting to kill Himiko Toga for killing his fellow Top Commander, Chitose Kizuki.

In battle, Tomoyasu is a ruthless and calculating opponent. He is not above resorting to psychological warfare, having sent duplicates of Twice after the real thing, knowing full well that Twice was traumatized by clones of himself. He calmly ordered his puppets to break Twice's arms to stop him from resisting further and reacted to Himiko's reawakening with only the minor irritation that he would have to adjust his puppets' strength in order to kill her. He appears to view his puppets as little more than fodder, even using them as chairs and to hold up his laptop while he commands the rest from a secure vantage point.

He later shows a more maniacal side to his personality when faced with the possibility of failure, which he seems to fear greatly. His eyes pop out and develop crazed swirls and he turns unhinged and unstable, mumbling and muttering obsessively to himself that he didn't fail. As seen when he initially failed to capture Twice and killing Himiko, he immediately became obsessed with not failing and denying that he did, assuring himself and his superior that everything was within his prediction, and later acted recklessly by entering into the front lines of combat himself in order not to fail, despite knowing that he was completely abandoning the strategic advantage afforded to him by his Quirk to be able to combat someone in a safe location.

Abilities

Company Board Member: As a member of Feel Good, Inc's board of directors, Tomoyasu has considerable influence over its operations, as seen when he was able to use his company's influence to completely hide and remove any trace of the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army's involvement in the destruction in Deika City. He also managed to create believable stories to hide the true cause of Curious' death and Re-Destro's injuries, and prevent the authorities and heroes from suspecting a thing.

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Audio-Video Editing: Tomoyasu is highly skilled in video editing. In the short amount of time it took to reach the battlefield where Tomura was fighting the Heroes from the Paranormal Liberation Front base while riding on Gigantomachia's back, he was able to perfectly cut together an incriminating video of Hawks killing Twice.[2]

Leadership Skill: Tomoyasu is one of the Top Commanders of the new Meta Liberation Army, a military force that consists of over 100,000 members.

Tactical Skill: Tomoyasu was able to think of valuable ways to use Twice's Quirk, Double. An example is the ability to create clones of the Supreme Commander as a way to ensure he could continue to lead the Army, even if something happened to him. He also exploited Twice's past psychological trauma to reduce the latter's resistance by deploying puppets in Twice's likeness to retrieve him for the Army.

Meta Ability

Anthropomorph (人形 (ヒトガタ) Hitogata?): Tomoyasu's Meta Ability allows him to take a human-sized object, such as a desk or refrigerator, and turn it into a lookalike of any given person. Tomoyasu can freely and remotely control these lookalikes by using his laptop as a medium. He can use several puppets at a time, and also has the ability to make more than one of the same person at a time. He relies on his proprietary communications network and transceivers manufactured by Detnerat to control his puppets from afar.

Stats

Power
 
1/6 E
Speed
 
1/6 E
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
Manipulation
 
4/6 B
Tomoyasu's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Laptop Computer: Tomoyasu uses his laptop to monitor situations and control the puppets he creates with his Quirk. He also uses it to splice and edit footage to create videos that can also be broadcasted countrywide.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Debut
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Appears
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Appears
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Mentioned
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Destruction Sense Appears
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Appears
240. Power Appears
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 Appears
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 Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Appears
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Appears
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...? Appears
278. Disaster Walker Appears
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Appears
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Appears
288. Save Takeo!! Appears
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
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 Mentioned
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins 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 Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Appears
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
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 Debut
109. Revival Party Appears
110. Sad Man's Parade Appears
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Appears
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent

Trivia

  • The name of Tomoyasu's company, "Feel Good, Inc.," is likely a reference to the song of the same name by British virtual band, Gorillaz.
    • In addition, several of Tomoyasu's facial features are possibly inspired by Jamie Hewlett's artwork for the band's members.
    • Puppets created by Tomoyasu's Quirk generally have facial features similar to gorillas, likely another reference to the band.
  • His appearance and name are likely based on a Japanese comedian Tomoyasu Shunpei, who is a part of a group known as "Metal Bat".
  • Tomoyasu's first name contains the kanji for "friend, companion" ( tomo?) and "protect, guarantee, preserve" ( yasu?), and his last name is composed of "near, close" ( chika?) and "belong, genus, generic" ( zoku?).

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 291.

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