Decay (崩壊 Hōkai?)[1] is a Quirk used by Tomura Shigaraki.


Decay allows Tomura to destroy anything his hands touch, making it crumble down to bits.

Whether the target is organic or not, the Quirk will work without fail. The speed of the disintegration can vary from slowly to almost instantly.

Decay will only occur when all five fingers touch the target, indicating that the activation of the Quirk is not voluntary, or at least that Tomura has clumsy control over his own Quirk, avoiding using all his fingers to touch objects as a safeguard.[2] As such, Tomura is often careful with his hands when touching objects he doesn't want to destroy.

Because the Quirk requires all five fingers to touch an object in order to be activated, it's possible to counter Decay through Quirks that allow one to manipulate fluids or particles, which Tomura can't properly touch with all his fingers.


  1. My Hero Academia: Battle For All Website
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 69 and Episode 38.

External Links

  • Decomposition - Wikipedia article about the concept behind Tomura's Quirk.

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