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The Demon Lord did conquer the world, yes. But the hero fighting for justice struggled past the pain and managed to save everyone. Get it, brother? The villain always loses in the end!
Yoichi Shigaraki to All For One in "Vestiges"

Yoichi Shigaraki ( () (がら) () () (いち) Shigaraki Yoichi?)[1] was the younger twin brother of All For One, as well as the first user and progenitor of the One For All Quirk.

He was presumed to be Quirkless, and could only watch as his brother committed atrocities. When his brother decided to forcefully implant a Quirk within him, it was discovered that he really did have a Quirk, one with no other power than that it could be transferred to others. The merging of the two Quirks resulted in the creation of "One For All".

Due to being physically weak, he was unable to make effective use of his new power, but after being slain by his brother, the Quirk was transferred to another, leading down a path in hopes that one day it will grow strong enough to stop his brother.

Appearance[]

Yoichi was a young man with a sickly and malnourished appearance and a weak body, since birth. He had white, messy hair, similar to that of Tomura Shigaraki. His hair reached to about his shoulders, and his bangs usually obscured his bright green eyes, which gave him a sinister appearance not consistent with his benevolent personality.

During his lifetime, he dressed in simple clothes, wearing a white shirt and dark pants. He would occasionally be seen wearing a light blue jacket.

Gallery[]

Personality[]

Despite his weak body, Yoichi was recognized for having a strong sense of justice, which came into direct conflict with the ambition and megalomania of his older brother. This feeling made him refuse to submit to All For One, despite his constant attempts to bring him to his side, dismissing Yoichi's beliefs as ridiculous idealism. Yoichi tried to stop his brother many times, though his efforts were always in vain. Even when he was physically weak and presumed to be powerless, Yoichi tried to resist All For One giving him a Quirk, not wanting a power that was stolen from someone else.

Aside from his strained relationship with his brother, Yoichi is a friendly person and has a good relationship with all of his successors. He holds Izuku Midoriya in high regard, impressed by his conviction to help people in distress, even his enemies, and often voices his support for the younger hero. He also brought Kudo and Bruce to Izuku's side, despite them both initially refusing to acknowledge him, reminding them both on how they once sought to kill him for his connection to All For One, only to save Yoichi instead while calling them both his heroes.

In the past, even though Yoichi was abused by his brother for trying to stand in his way, he still held hope that All For One had good in him, vaguely remembering how he held his hand when they were babies. These hopes were dashed, however, when All For One killed the Luminescent Baby out of jealousy and declared his dream to rule the world. Presently, while Yoichi doesn't openly hate All For One and still sees him as his brother, he is disgusted and ashamed by his cruel and selfish nature, lamenting that his ability to give and take could have been the kindest power in the whole world. Once All For One is defeated by Katsuki Bakugo, Yoichi is not seen celebrating or relieved, but rather saddened by the fate his brother had chosen for himself. By the time All For One truly perishes, he remains with his brother's vestige until the very end and apologizes that he could not guide him down the right path or manifest fully.

Abilities[]

Mental Fortitude: Yoichi had a strong sense of justice and was willing to stand against his evil older brother, despite his own weak body and his brother amassing a large collection of powerful Quirks and loyal followers. Even after All For One forced a Quirk on him and locked him up, Yoichi still longed to rid the world of his brother's evil. Several decades later, when All For One and Tomura Shigaraki tried to steal One For All from Izuku, Yoichi and Nana Shimura resisted them in the vestige world. Even Tomura was stunned by Yoichi's willpower, which expelled the villains from the vestige world, thwarting their attempt to steal One For All.

Former Meta Abilities[]

All For One gives a Quirk to his brother

Yoichi receives the stockpiling Quirk.

One For All (ワン・フォー・オール Wan Fō Ōru?): When All For One forcibly implanted a power stockpiling Quirk within him, it merged with his own Quirk, which had no other power than that it could be transferred to someone else, creating One For All. Due to his sickly state, he was unable to make good use of the stockpiling power and instead decided to pass it on to other people in hopes that his new Quirk would get stronger over time.

  • Quirk Bestowal ("個性"付与 "Kosei" Fuyo?): Yoichi's original Meta Ability allowed him to transfer the Meta Ability itself to another person by having them ingest a sample of his DNA. It can only be transferred if the current holder willingly chooses to transfer it (making it the only Meta Ability that cannot be stolen by All For One), though the recipient does not have to agree. Initially, the Meta Ability was weak and unformed to the point of never fully manifesting, leading to the erroneous belief that Yoichi was Quirkless.
  • Unnamed Power Stockpiling Quirk: Under the false impression that his brother was Quirkless, All For One forcibly gave his brother a Meta Ability that allowed him to stockpile power. All For One stated that it was a Quirk that even Yoichi's weak body could handle.

As Quirk Factor types tend to run in families, Yoichi's Quirk Bestowal always had the ability to assimilate with the Quirks it came into contact with through transference, much like how his brother's Quirk could also take in multiple Quirks (though by directly and consciously stealing them). All For One confirmed this to be the case, stating that it absorbed and combined with the power stockpiling Quirk to make up for the strength it lacked.

Chapter Appearances[]

Appearances
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
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 Shadow
34. Victory or Defeat Flashback
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 Absent
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
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 Flashback
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
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 Vision
193. Vestiges Vision
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Vision
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Mentioned
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 Vision
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
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 Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
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! Flashback
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Mentioned
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 Mentioned
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Vision
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 Absent
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 Debut
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Vision
311. Here We Go!! Mentioned
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 Absent
318. Reckless Vision
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 Flashback
Star and Stripe Arc
329. In the Nick of Time, a Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
330. Me and Myself Mentioned
331. United States of America Absent
332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise... Absent
333. Specter Flashback
334. Parting Gift Absent
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Absent
344. Stars Absent
345. Division Absent
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Absent
347. Inflation Absent
348. Unrequited Absent
349. Battle Flame Absent
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Absent
353. Endeavor Absent
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Absent
355. Extras Absent
356. Regarding the Enemy Absent
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Vision
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Absent
359. Place of Learning Absent
360. Despite It All... Absent
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Absent
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Absent
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Absent
366. Full Moon Absent
367. Deku vs. All For One Absent
368. Rev Up, One For All Vision
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Vision
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Absent
373. Friends Absent
374. Butterfly Effect Absent
375. Chaotic Confusion Absent
376. On Knife's Edge Absent
377. The Chain Thus Far Absent
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Absent
379. Hopes Absent
380. A Skosh Absent
381. Dark Absent
382. Don't Let Him Go Absent
383. Meek Spirits Absent
384. It's a Small World Absent
385. The Impulses of Youth Absent
386. I AM HERE Absent
387. Congealing Absent
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Absent
391. Rejecting the World Absent
392. Villain Name Absent
393. A Girl's Ego Absent
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Absent
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Absent
396. Battle Without A Quirk Absent
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Absent
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Absent
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Mentioned
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Flashback
407. An Exceptional Child Flashback
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Vision
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Vision
410. Farewell, All For One!! Mentioned
411. History's Greatest Villain Vision
412. History's Maddest Hero Vision
413. Leaden Mass Vision
414. Overlay Vision
415. Rejection Vision
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Absent
417. Shimura Mentioned
418. Meek Spirits Flashback
419. Design Mentioned
420. From Aizawa Absent
421. We Are Here Mentioned
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Flashback
423. One For All vs. All For One Vision
424. Epilogue Fantasy

Anime Appearances[]

Appearances
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
15. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Absent
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Absent
19. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
20. Victory or Defeat Shadow
21. Battle on, Challengers! Absent
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
24. Fight on, Ida Absent
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
26. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Absent
30. Climax Absent
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Absent
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Flashback
34. Gear up for Final Exams Absent
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Absent
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
38. Encounter 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 Flashback
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 Absent
88. His Start Vision
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Vision
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Flashback
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Flashback
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Flashback
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! 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
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Absent
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
116. One's Justice Absent
117. Inheritance Absent
118. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
119. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
120. Disaster Walker Absent
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Absent
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
123. The Ones Within Us Vision
124. Dabi's Dance Absent
125. Threads of Hope Absent
126. Final Performance Voice
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Absent
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Absent
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
132. Full Power!! Absent
133. Hired Gun Appears
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
135. Friend Appears
136. Deku vs. Class A Absent
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Absent
138. No Man Is an Island Appears
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
140. Specter Flashback
141. Villain Absent
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Absent
143. Let You Down Absent
144. Division Absent
145. Inflation Absent
146. Two Flashfires Absent
147. Extras Absent
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent

Trivia[]

  • Yoichi's surname contains the kanji for "death" ( shi?), "handle, grip" ( gara?), and "tree" ( ki?), while his first name contains "bestow" ( yo?) and "one" ( ichi?), a reference to Yoichi being the first wielder of One For All.
    • All For One gave his brother the name "Yoichi" because he was the first thing ever given to him.[2]
  • Yoichi's English voice actor, Stephen Fu, also voices Seiji Shishikura.
  • Yoichi's background and history with All For One seem to have been inspired by the mythological story of the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, with the two fulfilling these respective roles as brothers and the "founders" of superhuman society, analogous with the founding of the famous city. While no wolf or shepherd came to care for the twins like in the story, All For One did suck the remaining Quirk and nutrients from his mother's fresh corpse by a river as a reference to the famous portion where the Roman twins suckled from a she-wolf after being rescued from the Tiber. Romulus eventually wound up ruling Rome as its first king after murdering Remus (in some versions of the story at least). This matches the events in which All For One kills Yoichi and goes on to reign over the chaotic century of super-powered society that formed, only forced to retreat into the shadows after his first defeat at All Might's hands.

Quotes[]

  • (To All For One) "You kept me alive. If you only you could've found even a bit of compassion for others..."[2]
  • (To Kudo about All For One) "I couldn't put a stop to my brother. He only sees other human beings as playthings or as prizes to win."[2]
  • (About his brother's Quirk) "The ability to both give and take... could have been the kindest, most charitable power the world's ever known."[2]
  • (To Kudo over doubting Izuku) "A ridiculous delusion? Such a sad way to see it... Then tell me this... why, on that day... knowing full well of my ties to your "mortal enemy"... did you reach out to me? Our battle never could've begun if you hadn't taken me from this room on that day."[1]
  • (To Kudo when asked if Izuku can finish their battle) "Yes. One For All emerged from the will to resist my brother, but... The moment you reached your hand out to me... was when One For All was truly born."[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 310.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 408.

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