"It's about living without regret. That's what chivalry is to me!"

Crimson Riot in "Red Riot ②"

Crimson Riot (紅頬権斗 Kōkyō-Raioto?) is a Pro Hero and also is the idol and inspiration of Eijiro Kirishima, whose hero name, Red Riot, pays homage to the pro.[1]


Crimson Riot is a man with spiky, red hair and wears a mouth protection mask. He wears a red outfit with a long collar and a cape.


Crimson Riot seems to be a hero with a very strong will who believes that willpower is more important than one's Quirk, stating, "As long as you have a manly spirit, it doesn't matter what kind of Quirk you have."[2]

Crimson Riot is haunted by an incident early in his career where his momentary hesitation lead to civilian deaths. As a result of this traumatic experience, Crimson Riot became more fearful of watching innocent people die than of dying himself. Ironically, heroics fueled by this fear gave him a reputation as a fearless hero who always charged headfirst into danger without hesitation.[3]


Vs. Hero Killer Arc

When Class 1-A selects their hero names, Eijiro Kirishima chooses the name "Red Riot". Midnight notices the similarities between Eijiro and the Pro Hero, and Eijiro states that the name pays homage. Eijiro mentions that although he was old school, Crimson Riot was a man among heroes.[1][4]

Quirk and Abilities

Crimson Riot's Quirk

Crimson Riot hardens his hair.

Quirk: Crimson Riot possesses a hardening Quirk, making his already horn-shaped hair seem even more horn-like. The hardening darkens the effected area.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 45
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 144, Page 6
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 145, Pages 3-6
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 26
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 145, Page 2

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