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Equipped Hero: Yoroi Musha (具足ヒーロー ヨロイムシャ Gusoku Hīrō Yoroimusha?) is the former No. 9 Pro Hero.[1]

Appearance

Yoroi Musha is an elderly-looking man with a long white beard, bald head and pale orange eyes. His Hero Costume is a full set of Japanese armor with a red cape wrapped around his torso. His helmet notably has one large horn pointing upwards.[1]

Personality

Not much is known about Yoroi Musha's personality at this time, but in can be inferred from his reaction to his lowered ranking and short interview at the Hero Billboard Chart JP that he is a firm believer in the traditional role a hero plays in society.[1][2] However, after the Paranormal Liberation War, while people's faith in the heroes was being questioned, he lacked the fortitude to continue and retired.[3]

Synopsis

Pro Hero Arc

Yoroi Musha is introduced during the announcement of the top hero rankings of the year's second semester. He muses that aside from the top three, all the other ranks are determined simply by timing and luck.[1] When asked to make a statement to the audience, Yoroi simply replies that his duty has not changed.[4]

Endeavor Agency Arc

During Hero Work-Studies II, he interns Mina Ashido, Toru Hagakure and Yuga Aoyama.[5]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

Yoroi Musha announces his retirement

Yoroi Musha is one of the Heroes who assaults the Paranormal Liberation Front's hideout, the Gunga Mountain Villa.[6] However, the Paranormal Liberation War ended in complete disaster for the heroes, with many cities destroyed because of Gigantomachia; a chilling death toll, both for heroes and civilians due the conflict; and the flight of many villains, including "Tomura Shigaraki", who after the confrontation attacked numerous prisons releasing the prisoners held there.

Due the high backlash the heroes received after the war, many of them decide to retire and close their hero office. Yoroi Musha is one of them, announcing his sudden retirement due to the increased scrutiny and criticism while admitting to himself that he became a hero solely for the fame and respect. His decision is met with boos and jeers from the crowd, accusing him of shirking responsibility and taking the coward's way out by resigning.[3]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Yoroi Musha's combat capabilities are entirely unknown at present, but, since he ranked ninth in the Billboard Chat JP, it can be safely assumed that he was a very capable Pro Hero. He was said to be highly skilled and experienced as a Hero.[3]

Quirk

Unknown Quirk: Yoroi Musha's Quirk is currently unknown.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Debut
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 Absent
193. Vestiges 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 Mentioned
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
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!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
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 Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
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 Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
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
Villain Hunt 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 Shadow
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent

Anime Appearances

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. Golden 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

  • When written in kanji, his name can translate to "armor warrior" (鎧武者 yoroi musha?).
  • He appears to be based on Benkei.
  • He is currently the first of the top ten to retire. [7]

Quotes

  • "The top three aside, it's just luck and timing... that determine the rest of the rankings."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 184 (p. 13) and Episode 87.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 185.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 300.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 185 (p. 4) and Episode 87.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 256.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 259.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 300.

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