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"The best innovators out there... are unconstrained by convention."

Power Loader to Izuku Midoriya in "The Girl Called Mei Hatsume"

Higari Maijima ( () (じま) () (がり) Maijima Higari?),[1] also known as Excavation Hero "Power Loader" (掘削ヒーロー パワーローダー Kussaku Hīrō Pawārōdā?), is a Pro Hero faculty member at U.A. High School.

Appearance

Higari is a small, skinny man with long orange hair who is always seen wearing a helmet over his face. His hands appear to be the largest part of his body, disproportional to his rather small frame.

His hero costume consists of his signature yellow helmet that is hooked up to a large steel appliance behind him. This metal device supports his body and has two large arms attached to it. Power Loader also sports blue pants and black shoes.

Personality

Higari is a strict teacher who desires to see his students excel without constraint. He has a love/hate relationship with Mei Hatsume, being easily angered by her carelessness and frequently threatening her with bans from the Development Studio, but acknowledging her inventiveness and productivity.

Synopsis

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

Power Loader saves Mashirao

Power Loader rescues the students.

Tenya Iida of Class 1-A rushes to U.A. High School in order to gather Pro Heroes who can save his classmates who are under attack at the Unforeseen Simulation Joint. Power Loader is among the faculty members who accompanies Tenya and Mr. Principal to go to the U.S.J.[2] Once there, Power Loader rescues Mashirao Ojiro from the conflagration zone.[3]

Final Exams Arc

Power Loader is present for the faculty meeting where the teachers agree to change the practical portion of the Final Exams. He is placed against Mashirao and Tenya. He and the other teachers explain the changes to the exam to the students of Class 1-A.[4]

Tenya and Mashirao vs Power Loader

Power Loader vs Tenya and Ojiro.

In the third practical test matchup, Power Loader creates dozens of pitfalls in a dirt field that Tenya and Mashirao struggle to cross. Tenya uses his Recipro Burst technique to cross the field faster than the holes form, but Power Loader confronts him halfway across. Using his quick thinking and Recipro Extend move, Tenya sends Mashirao flying past Power Loader and through the escape gate. Afterwards, Power Loader congratulates Tenya on a good plan and passing the practical test.[5]

Hero License Exam Arc

Quirk and Abilities

Iron Claws (鉄爪 Tessō?): Higari's fingers are tipped with metallic claws that he uses to burrow underground.[1]

Costume Development: Higari is the teacher responsible for U.A.'s Costume Development Studio. He is a licensed developer and thus, has knowledge about creating, upgrading, and maintaining hero costumes.

Power
 
5/5 A
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
2/5 D
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Power Loader's stats, according to the Official Character Book


Equipment and Weapons

Battles

Final Exams Arc

Trivia

  • Higari's name contains the kanji for "to bury" (?), "island" (?), "dry" (?), and "hunting" (?).
    • Higari (干狩?) could come from shiohigari (汐干狩?) which means "shell gathering at low tide".
  • In beta design, his real name was Higari Umeshima (埋島 干狩 Umeshima Higari?) and his hero name was "Sinker".
  • Higari likes cars.[6]
  • Power Loader's costume design has several similarities to the Power Loader from the Alien franchise.

Quotes

  • (To Izuku Midoriya) "The best innovators out there... are unconstrained by convention."[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Volume 12 (p. 46), His full name is revealed.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 22 and Episode 13.
  3. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 13.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 61 and Episode 34.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 67 and Episode 35.
  6. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 101 (p. 11) and Episode =.

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