The series focuses on Izuku Midoriya, a young man who dreams of becoming a Hero despite being bullied by his violent childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo for lacking a Quirk. Both youths idolize one of the world’s greatest heroes All Might, who they both met with Izuku being one of few to know of a critical injury All Might has been concealing from the public eye to maintain morale. All Might also reveals the nature of his Quirk “One For All” and passes it down to Izuku to succeed him after seeing the youth’s determination in the face of danger. As Izuku begins his path to becoming a hero in attending U.A. High School (雄英高校, Yūei Kōkō) alongside Bakugo and the friends they make in Class 1-A, a nemesis to the “One For All” users named All For One conditions his apprentice Tomura Shigaraki to destroy the current society and its heroes.
Class 1-A students
Izuku Midoriya (緑谷 出久, Midoriya Izuku) / Deku (デク)
Main article: Izuku Midoriya
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (English)
The main protagonist of the series, he is a timid, selfless, and Quirkless teenage boy who dreams of becoming a superhero. After attempting to save his childhood friend Bakugo from a villain, Izuku is chosen by All Might to inherit his abilities and become the ninth holder of One For All (ワン・フォー・オール, Wan Fō Ōru), a transferable Quirk that stockpiles power and grants him immense strength, speed, stamina, and durability. Eventually, Izuku becomes the first user to manifest a psychic link with the spirits of past One For All users as well as inherit their Quirks.
Katsuki Bakugo (爆豪 勝己, Bakugō Katsuki) / Kacchan (かっちゃん, Katchan) / Dynamight (ダイナマイト, Dainamaito)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Anime), (English)
Izuku’s short-fused childhood friend turned arch-rival and classmate in Class 1-A. Due to having been excessively praised by his peers as a child for his strong Quirk and natural-born talent, Bakugo became very egotistical and disrespectful, especially towards Izuku. Despite having bullied Izuku ever since they were kids, over the course of the series, he grows to care for Izuku’s well-being, especially after learning the truth about One For All. His Quirk is Explosion (爆破, Bakuha), which enables him to secrete sweat with nitroglycerin-like properties from his hands and ignite it on command to produce powerful explosions.
Ochaco Uraraka (麗日 お茶子, Uraraka Ochako) / Uravity (ウラビティ, Urabiti)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (English)
A bubbly and kind-hearted girl whose Quirk Zero Gravity (無重力（ゼログラビティ), Zero Gurabiti) enables her to make any object weightless by touching them with the pads on her fingertips. Overuse of her Quirk will cause her to suffer from severe nausea. She has a crush on Izuku, but decides to keep it private to focus on her goal to become a hero in order to provide for her parents.
Tenya Ida (飯田 天哉, Īda Ten’ya) / Ingenium (インゲニウム, Ingeniumu)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (English)
The straight-laced president of Class 1-A whose Quirk Engine (エンジン, Enjin) gives him super speed and superhuman kicking strength via jet engines in his calves. After his older brother Tensei was forced to retire due to being critically injured by the Hero Killer Stain, Tenya decides to take up his brother’s mantle after much contemplation.
Shoto Todoroki (轟 焦凍, Todoroki Shōto) / Shoto (ショート, Shōto)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji, Kei Shindō (young) (English)
An aloof and composed student in Class 1-A. His Quirk is Half-Cold Half-Hot (半冷半燃, Hanrei Hannen), which enables him to generate ice from the right side of his body and fire from the left. He is the youngest child of Endeavor and because of the harsh abuse that he suffered from his father growing up, he refused to use his left side for years until Izuku made him understand that using his fire powers doesn’t mean that he has to accept his heritage.
Eijiro Kirishima (切島 鋭児郎, Kirishima Eijirō) / Red Riot (レッドライオット, Reddo Raiotto)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (English)
A boisterous and chivalrous student in Class 1-A whose Quirk Hardening (硬化, Kōka) enables him to harden his body.
Tsuyu Asui (蛙吹 梅雨, Asui Tsuyu) / Froppy (フロッピー, Furoppi)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (English)
An overly sincere frog-like girl in Class 1-A. Her Quirk Frog (蛙, Kaeru) gives her abilities such as enhanced swimming and jumping, sticking to and climbing up walls, and a long prehensile tongue.
Momo Yaoyorozu (八百万 百, Yaoyorozu Momo) / Creati (クリエイティ, Kurieiti)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (English)
The mature and levelheaded vice president of Class 1-A. Her Quirk is Creation (創造, Sōzō), which allows her to create any non-biological object from the lipids stored in her body as long as she knows its molecular structure.
Minoru Mineta (峰田 実, Mineta Minoru) / Grape Juice (グレープジュース, Gurēpu Jūsu)
Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi (English)
A diminutive, cowardly, and lecherous boy whose Quirk Pop Off (もぎもぎ, Mogimogi) grows many small, highly adhesive grape-like balls on his head that he can remove and use as weapons. He can also use the balls as his personal trampolines, as they bounce off his body instead of sticking to him. Overuse of his Quirk will cause his scalp to bleed. He is mostly disliked by the girls of class 1-A for his perverted tendencies, which have annoyed even Eraserhead.
Denki Kaminari (上鳴 電気, Kaminari Denki) / Chargebolt (チャージズマ, Chājizuma)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (English)
A laidback and friendly boy whose Quirk Electrification (帯電, Taiden) allows him to absorb and emit electricity. Overuse of this Quirk will cause his brain to “short circuit”, reducing him into a giggling idiot for some time.
Kyoka Jiro (耳郎 響香, Jirō Kyōka) / Earphone Jack (イヤホンジャック, Iyahon Jakku)
Voiced by: Kei Shindō (English); Chrissy Costanza (singing, both languages)
A pragmatic and music-loving girl in Class 1-A whose Quirk Earphone Jack (イヤホンジャック, Iyahon Jakku) allows her to plug her extremely long earlobes into objects to hear minuscule sounds and vibrations from her surroundings or channel the sound of her own heartbeat in the form of sonic attacks.
Fumikage Tokoyami (常闇 踏陰, Tokoyami Fumikage) / Tsukuyomi (ツクヨミ)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (English)
A stoic crow-headed student in 1-A whose Quirk Dark Shadow (黒影（ダークシャドウ）, Dāku Shadō) allows him to manifest and control a sentient shadow monster from his body that grows more powerful in the dark.
Mina Ashido (芦戸 三奈, Ashido Mina) / Pinky (ピンキー, Pinkī)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (English)
An upbeat and easygoing girl with pink skin, black eyes, and horns in Class 1-A whose Quirk Acid (酸, San) allows her to secrete an acidic fluid from her body. She has known Kirishima since their middle school days and enjoys teasing Uraraka over her romantic feelings towards Izuku.
Yuga Aoyama (青山 優雅, Aoyama Yūga) / Can’t Stop Twinkling (キラキラが止められないよ, Kirakira ga Tomerarenai yo)
Voiced by: Kōsuke Kuwano (English)
A flamboyant boy whose Quirk Navel Laser (ネビルレーザー, Nebiru Rēzā) allows him to fire a laser blast from his belly button. He feels a sense of kinship with Izuku due to the fact that both of their Quirks harm their own bodies. In Aoyama’s case, overuse of his Quirk gives him stomach pains.
Mezo Shoji (障子 目蔵, Shōji Mezō) / Tentacole (テンタコル, Tentakoru)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (English)
A masked student whose Quirk Dupli-Arms (複製腕, Fukuseiwan) allows him to grow individual body organs at the tips of the four webbed tentacles growing from his shoulders.
Hanta Sero (瀬呂 範太, Sero Hanta) / Cellophane (セロファン, Serofan)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (English)
A sociable and humorous boy whose Quirk Tape (テープ, Tēpu) allows him to shoot cellophane tape from the tape dispenser-like organs on his elbows.
Mashirao Ojiro (尾白 猿夫, Ojiro Mashirao) / Tailman (テイルマン, Teiruman)
Voiced by: Kosuke Miyoshi (English)
A humble and honest student whose Quirk Tail (尻尾, Shippo) grants him a thick prehensile tail.
Koji Koda (口田 甲司, Kōda Kōji) / Anima (アニマ)
Voiced by: Takuma Nagatsuka (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English)
A shy and quiet student with rock-like skin whose Quirk Anivoice (生き物ボイス, Ikimono Boisu) allows him to talk with animals. Due to his shyness, Koda rarely speaks and prefers to use sign language to converse with his classmates.
Rikido Sato (砂藤 力道, Satō Rikidō) / Sugarman (シュガーマン, Shugāman)
Voiced by: Tōru Nara (English)
A sweet-loving student whose Quirk Sugar Rush (シュガードープ, Shugā Dōpu) enhances his physical strength at the cost of his cognitive functions whenever he consumes sugar. Due to the fact that his Quirk needs sugar to work, Sato is a very talented baker.
Toru Hagakure (葉隠 透, Hagakure Tōru) / Invisible Girl (インビジブルガール, Inbijiburu Gāru)
Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (English)
A cheery and outgoing girl in Class 1-A whose Quirk Invisibility (透明化, Tōmeika) makes her entire body invisible and gives her the ability to refract light. Due to the nature of her Quirk, her features have never been revealed in-series and her hero uniform consists solely of a pair of gloves and boots in order to maximize her stealthiness.
Class 1-B students
Neito Monoma (物間 寧人, Monoma Neito) / Phantom Thief (ファントムシーフ, Fantomu Shīfu)
Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
A boastful student whose Quirk Copy (コピー, Kopi) allows him to temporarily duplicate and use another person’s Quirk by simply touching them. For unknown reasons, he harbors an intense dislike of Class 1-A and occasionally comes up with plans for him or his class to upstage them.
Itsuka Kendo (拳藤 一佳, Kendō Itsuka) / Battle Fist (バトルフィスト, Batoru Fisuto)
Voiced by: Saki Ogasawara (Japanese); Jad Saxton (English)
The spirited and sensible president of Class 1-B whose Quirk Large Fists (大拳, Daiken) allows her to enlarge her fists. She is usually the one who keeps Monoma in check whenever his antics get out of line.
Ibara Shiozaki (塩崎 茨, Shiozaki Ibara) / Vine (ヴァイン, Vain)
Voiced by: Miho Sakurazaka (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
A highly religious girl whose Quirk Vines (ツル, Tsuru) allows her to grow vines from her hair that she can extend and use in combat.
Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu (鉄哲 徹鐵, Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu) / Real Steel (リアルスティール, Riaru Sutīru)
Voiced by: Kōji Okino (Japanese); David Wald (English)
A fiery and outspoken student whose Quirk Steel (スティール, Sutīru) allows him to turn his skin into steel. Because of the similarity between their Quirks, he and Kirishima eventually develop a friendly rivalry.
Juzo Honenuki (骨抜 柔造, Honenuki Jūzō) / Mudman (マッドマン, Maddoman)
Voiced by: Masamichi Kitada (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)
A skull-faced boy whose Quirk Softening (柔化, Yawaraka) enables him to soften anything that he touches.
Nirengeki Shoda (庄田 二連撃, Shōda Nirengeki) / Mindz (マインズ, Mainzu)
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese); Dallas Reid (English)
A boy whose Quirk Twin Impact (ツインインパクト, Tsuin Inpakuto) allows him to, at the site of an initial impact, create a second impact.
Yosetsu Awase (泡瀬 洋雪, Awase Yōsetsu) / Welder (ウェルダー, Werudā)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Orion Pitts (English)
A boy whose Quirk Weld (溶接, Yōsetsu) allows him to physically connect anything he makes contact with.
Kosei Tsuburaba (円場 硬成, Tsuburaba Kōsei) / Tsubaraba (ツブラバ)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke (Season 2-3), Nazeeh Tarsha (Season 5-present) (English)
A boy whose Quirk Solid Air (空気凝固, Kūkigyōko) enables him to solidify air into a wall or platform.
Sen Kaibara (回原 旋, Kaibara Sen) / Spiral (スパイラル, Supairaru)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Ian Fergunson (Season 2), Matt Shipman (Season 3-present) (English)
A student whose Quirk Gyrate (旋回, Senkai) allows him to rotate any part of his body at incredibly high speeds, similarly to a drill.
Kojiro Bondo (凡戸 固次郎, Bondo Kojirō) / Plamo (プラモ, Puramo)
Voiced by: Kōji Okino (Japanese); Tyler Walker (English)
A tall boy made of rubber whose Quirk Cemedine (セメダイン, Semedain) enables him to excrete a glue-like liquid from seven “eyeholes” on his glue dispenser-shaped head.
Reiko Yanagi (柳 レイ子, Yanagi Reiko) / Emily (エミリー, Emirī)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Ryan Reynolds (English)
A girl whose Quirk Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト, Porutāgaisuto) grants her the ability to telekinetically manipulate objects around her.
Jurota Shishida (宍田 獣郎太, Shishida Jūrōta) / Gevaudan (ジェボーダン, Jebōdan)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Patric Carroll (English)
A tall student whose Quirk Beast (ビースト, Bīsuto) grants him the ability to transform into a monstrous beast.
Yui Kodai (小大 唯, Kodai Yui) / Rule (ルール, Rūru)
Voiced by: Yurianne Eve (Japanese); Madeleine Morris (English)
A girl whose Quirk Size (サイズ, Saizu) enables her to change the size of any object she interacts with.
Hiryu Rin (鱗 飛竜, Rin Hiryū, pinyin: Lín Fēilóng) / Dragon Shroud (龍帷子, Ron Weizū, pinyin: Lóng Wéizi)
Voiced by: Kosuke Kuwano (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
A boy from China whose Quirk Scales (鱗, Uroko) enables him to form scales on his body for combat and other purposes.
Kinoko Komori (小森 希乃子, Komori Kinoko) / Shemage (シーメイジ, Shīmeiji)
Voiced by: Kei Shindō (Japanese); Amanda Gish (English)
A girl whose Quirk Mushroom (キノコ, Kinoko) grants her the ability to create spores from her cells, allowing her to grow mushrooms from the surfaces of her surroundings.
Togaru Kamakiri (鎌切 尖, Kamakiri Togaru) / Jack Mantis (ジャックマンティス, Jakku Mantisu)
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese); Jean-Luc Hester (English)
A student with a mantis-shaped head whose Quirk Razor Sharp (刃鋭, Jinei), grants him the ability to produce large, sharp blades from all over his body.
Pony Tsunotori (角取 ポニー, Tsunotori Ponī) / Rocketti (ロケッティ, Roketti)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
A girl from America whose Quirk Horn Cannon (角砲 (ホーンホウ), Hōnhou) allows her to grow effectively gazelle-like horns on her head and control them.
Setsuna Tokage (取蔭 切奈, Tokage Setsuna) / Lizardy (リザーディ, Rizādi)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett (English)
A girl whose Quirk Lizard Tail Splitter (トカゲのしっぽ切り, Tokage no Shippokiri) allows her to split her body into several pieces and control them telekinetically.
Shihai Kuroiro (黒色 支配, Kuroiro Shihai) / Vantablack (ベンタブラック, Bentaburakku)
Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese); Howard Wang (English)
A boy whose Quirk Black (黒, Kuro) grants him the ability to merge into anything that is black-colored and control it.
Manga Fukidashi (吹出 漫我, Fukidashi Manga) / Comicman (コミックマン, Komikkuman)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese); Alex Mai (English)
A student with a speech bubble for a head whose Quirk Comic (コミック, Komikku) allows him to manifest different onomatopoeias into reality in the form of katakana.
The Big 3
Mirio Togata (通形 ミリオ, Tōgata Mirio) / Lemillion (ルミリオン, Rumirion)
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki, (English)
The leader of the Big 3, his Quirk is Permeation (透過, Tōka), which allows him to phase his body through anything solid, including the ground itself. He comes off as goofy with a corny sense of humor, but is very loyal to the cause. He loses his Quirk during the Shie Hassaikai Raid,
Tamaki Amajiki (天喰 環, Amajiki Tamaki) / Suneater (サンイーター, San’ītā)
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura (English)
A third-year student at U.A. whose Quirk Manifest (再現, Saigen) gives him the characteristics and abilities of anything he eats. Ironically, despite how talented he is with his Quirk, Amajiki suffers from social anxiety and has low self-esteem.
Nejire Hado (波動 ねじれ, Hadō Nejire) / Nejire Chan (ねじれちゃん, Nejire Chan)
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (English)
A third-year student at U.A. whose Quirk Wave Motion (波動, Hadō) allows her to convert her stamina into energy and release it in the form of spiral shockwaves. She is very enthusiastic and affable, and has an overzealously curious personality.