Most Powerful Characters On My Hero Academia – Popular MHA Characters

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My Hero Academia’s world is even more action-packed than the Marvel and DC universes from which it draws inspiration, thanks to the abundance of both heroic and villainous characters. Superheroes and supervillains are everywhere, as it is estimated that 80% of the world’s population possesses some sort of power.

Although notable Quirk users like All Might and All For One stand out, there are many rising stars who are eager to take their place in the world. The most powerful people in My Hero Academia include Izuku Midoriya, Tomura Shigaraki, and a slew of other U.A. students and members of the League of Villains.

The popularity of the My Hero Academia anime isn’t likely to wane anytime soon, especially since the sixth season is set to premiere in the fall of 2022. My Hero Academia has the staying power of other shonen heavy-hitters like One Piece or Naruto, and most of its appeal comes from its diverse cast of powerful characters.

There is a power vacuum in Japan after All Might stepped down as the Symbol of Peace in season three, and only a few characters seem uniquely suited to fill it.

Eraserhead

Although Eraserhead has the potential to be an effective hero, it is not his peculiarity that gives him that potential. It may sound advantageous that he can neutralise the opponent’s unique style, but in reality, he can only maintain this for very short periods of time. Izuku doesn’t waste time reminding us that Eraserhead’s special ability shines when he’s facing off against villains one-on-one or sneaking up on them.

Eraserhead’s dedication to training and improving himself beyond the limits of his quirk is what elevates him to the status of a fantastic hero. Perhaps his intelligence and tenacity are more valuable than his quirky but limited abilities.

Thirteen

Thriteen is one of the main heroes in the My Hero Academia anime.

It may seem incredible to have the ability to create a vortex that can consume anything and turn it into dust, and while this has its benefits, such as the potential to save the lives of people trapped in debris after a natural disaster, it also has some drawbacks.

Apparently, Thirteen requires a unique suit in order to harness and contain the power housed therein. Not to mention, Thriteen’s vortex seems like it could become a major threat to her allies under certain conditions. Still, Thirteen seems to have earned her place among the hero elite of Japan, making her a valuable asset to those working for the greater good.

Tomura Shigiraki

Tomura Shigaraki, a main character in the My Hero Academia anime.

Ability to reduce any foe to dust with the touch of all five fingers may sound like a useful power, but it actually has some serious drawbacks. Shigiraki appears to have little control over the quirk at first, and the fact that it can only be used in close quarters makes it difficult for her to lead a normal life.

A lot of Shigaraki’s characterization develops during his fight with Re-Destro in Season 5, and his menacing strength lends an air of inevitability to his villainous turn. As the next in line for the throne of All For One, Shigaraki possesses both extensive ties and lethal power.

Bakugo

Character designed after the My Hero Academia’s Katsuki Bakugo.

While Bakugo has always been confident in his own abilities, things really start to change for him once he enrols at U.A. Because of his special ability, he can spontaneously exude nitroglycerin from his hands and set it ablaze whenever he wants. The incredible discipline and undeniable skill Bakugo has shown as a rising hero are betrayed by his fiery temper.

Despite his temper and jealousy, he wants to keep up with Izuku Midoriya, his classmate and rival. Bakugo’s strength stems in part from the self-assurance he’s nurtured since childhood; while this may be enough to get him into U.A., he’ll need to learn to rein in his anger and improve his technique if he wants to remain one of My Hero Academia’s most formidable protagonists.

Todoroki Shoto

The My Hero Academia character Shoto Todoroki.

Todoroki, like Bakugo, has always had an unusual connection to his strength. Todoroki came to see his powers as more of a burden that linked him to his estranged father, while Bakugo came to see them as a pedestal that would lift him to star status like his hero, All Might.

Todoroki has spent the better part of his short life trying to find a way to bring together the side of his power that is linked to Endeavor. Todoroki struggled internally with the fact that his powers were his own until he met Izuku in the second season. Though he still shows too much introspection, he is unquestionably among the most talented undergraduates at U.A.

Kurogiri

In My Hero Academia, Kurogiri, Present Mic, and Eraserhead are locked up in Tartarus.

Kurogiri’s suffering stands out even among the many tragic villains in the My Hero Academia canon. The former friend of Eraserhead, now a Nomu-like beast, is first introduced as a close compatriot of All For One and Tomura Shigaraki.

The horrors of his past can’t change the fact that he’s a near-priceless asset to the League of Villains. Many of the group’s operations are made possible by his ability to teleport his allies to and from their hideout and to break them into otherwise secure areas.

Overhaul

Modifications taken from the My Hero Academia anime.

Kai Chisaki, also known as Overhaul, is the primary antagonist of the first half of the fourth season of My Hero Academia. He becomes the leader of the Shie Hassaikai and plots to rid the world of quirks by creating bullets imbued with Eri’s reversal powers.

Overhaul may not seem intimidating at first glance, but when he feels threatened or angry, he will go to any length to protect his business. Kai Chisaki is one of the most terrifying villains in the My Hero Academia anime, thanks to his terrifying body-morphing ability and his apparent ability to kill with the mere brush of a hand.

Eri

Anime character Eri from “My Hero Academia.”

Eri suffered untold cruelty at the hands of Kai Chisaki, who exploited her incredible powers for his own nefarious ends. Even though Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata came close to rescuing her early in Season 4, they ultimately failed, and she was recaptured after a fierce battle at the Shie Hassaiki stronghold.

As a result of her time spent with Class 1-A at U.A., Eri has the ability to restore a person’s body to a previous state. Although she used it to instantly heal Deku as he pushed One For All to extremes, it could also be used to rewind a person out of existence.

Gigantomachia

Gigantomachia, the main antagonist of the My Hero Academia anime series.

Gigantomachia was arguably the most powerful and loyal acolyte of All For One, but she was ultimately defeated and imprisoned. This villain, a monstrous beast with a wide variety of peculiarities, was a terrifying force for the forces of evil due to his superhuman strength and stamina.

Few would be able to stand in the way of Gigantomachia and come out unscathed, especially if they were to face Tomura Shigaraki and the League of Villains. He was so dedicated to his master that he even killed Pro Hero Majestic.

Hawks

The My Hero Academia anime’s Pro-Hero Hawks.

As the current number two pro hero in the My Hero Academia anime, Hawk’s incredible skill and intelligence are at odds with his devil-may-care attitude. As a result of his power, Fierce Wings, he can fly and hurl deadly feathers at his foes, but this ability isn’t without its drawbacks.

The role of Hawks in the anime is somewhat muddled; at first he is thought to be a traitor, but it is later revealed that he is actually a triple agent, pretending to be a hero while also acting as an informant for the villains, who he is also pretending to be informing on for the heroes. Although his true allegiances are unclear, he is second to none in combat prowess.

Endeavor

One of the heroes of the My Hero Academia anime series, Endeavor, in close-up.

Since All Might has stepped down as leader of the heroes, Endeavor has risen to prominence as the undisputed top hero. He uses Hellflame, a potent quirk that allows him to launch massive blasts of fire from his body. After years of being overshadowed by All Might, Endeavor strove to raise a generation that would one day eclipse the Peacemaker.

Endeavor’s pride was his greatest flaw, but in the fifth season, he starts to make up with his family. In spite of his many flaws, Endeavor’s potential as a hero and his tremendous strength cannot be denied.

The Powerfulness of All

All Might, a main character in the My Hero Academia series.

When All For One first rose to power, he faced almost no opposition. However, he eventually lost because he induced a fatal flaw in his meek brother. His sibling’s ability to pass it on set in motion a family tree of people who used “One For All” to faithfully oppose “All For One.”

Despite being in control now, Izuku Midoriya has failed to live up to his mentor All Might’s stellar reputation. The Symbol of Peace who can bring order out of chaos, All Might has fought All For One to the brink of death twice, an accomplishment no other hero has been able to pull off.

Aiming for Unity

That villainous organisation, All For One, is the main focus of the My Hero Academia anime.

All For One is the series’ most formidable foe and, arguably, the strongest character in My Hero Academia thanks to his ability to absorb the quirks of others and use them for his own benefit or the benefit of others. All For One is one of the most dangerous men on Earth because he is a walking storehouse of stolen power and has been for a thousand years.

He is the only villain likely to be able to defeat All Might in a one-on-one fight, and he does most of his work in the shadows, but he is a major member of the League of Villains and the Paranormal Liberation Front.

By Michael Caine

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