"I'm here because I wanna live free! We get to decide where we belong!!"

Kenji Hikiishi to Overhaul in "Overhaul"

Kenji Hikiishi ( (ひき) (いし) (けん) () Hikīshi Kenji?), also known by her villain name Magne (マグネ Magune?),[2] was a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and part of its Vanguard Action Squad.[3] She and the rest of her team serve as the main antagonists of the School Trip Arc. Kenji prefers to go by female pronouns despite her traditionally male appearance.


Magne Color

Magne's Color Scheme

Magne is a caricature of a trans woman, with a muscular build, thin facial hair around her chin, long smooth dark red hair, big oval eyes, and big lips.


Magne has a cruel and brutal personality, befitting a murderous criminal. Magne joined the League of Villains so that she would be free to live life the way she wanted; this is shown when she refused to be Overhaul's subordinate and attacked him.


At some point, Kenji committed nine armed robberies, three murders, and twenty-nine attempted murders.[2] She had a friend who admired and accepted her for who she was.[4]


School Trip Arc

The Vanguard Action Squad starts the invasion

The Vanguard Action Squad starts its attack.

Magne arrives alongside Moonfish and Spinner and they join the rest of the Vanguard Action Squad as they are looking down at the camp. When the squad begins its attack on the camp Kenji and Shuichi run into Pixie-bob and defeat her.[3]

When some of the students, arrive at the scene, Shuichi introduces the Vanguard Action Squad and Kenji asks the heroes whether he should crush Pixie-bob's skull. This enrages Tora but Shuichi tells Kenji not to hurry and also tells Tora to calm down. After talking about Stain, Shuichi introduces himself and reveals his huge sword. Tora and Mandalay start fighting the two villains while the students leave.[5]

While they are fighting Shuichi is distracted by Mandalay's compliments and is attacked by her claws. While she is preparing to attack him again, Kenji saves Shuichi by using her Quirk to pull her closer to him. Before she can attack Mandalay, Tora steps in to save his partner by punching Kenji in the face. Tora introduces Kenji and reveals all of the crimes she has committed so far. Kenji jokingly says that she did not know that he was famous but Tora continues to punch him. Kenji blocks the punch with her hands. After Mandalay mentions that she is not able to reach Ragdoll, Kenji smiles.[6]

Spinner stops Magne's attack

Spinner stops Magne's attack.

Tora, Mandalay vs Magne , Spinner

Spinner and Magne gets overpowered by Tora and Mandalay.

The fight continues and suddenly, Izuku Midoriya appears while smashing Shuichi's "sword" to bits to inform Mandalay about Kouta Izumi's whereabouts and about the fact that the villains are looking for Katsuki Bakugo. Kenji deduces that Izuku must have beaten Muscular to get that information and decides to kill Izuku. However, Kenji can not reach him because Shuichi throws a knife between her and Izuku, thus stopping her from pursuing Izuku further. Kenji scolds him for this action because Izuku is on the priority kill list of the Vanguard Action Squad. Shuichi then clarifies that the list belongs to Tomura Shigaraki and tells Kenji that Izuku was the person that Stain saw fit to save thus being a man worthy of the title of a true hero. While they are arguing, both of them are attacked by their respective opponents.[7] Eventually, Kenji is apprehended by Tora and blames Shuichi for their defeat. Kurogiri arrives and rescues Kenji and Shuichi, teleporting them back to the League of Villains' hideout.[8]

Hideout Raid Arc


Tomura invites Katsuki.

After completing the mission, Kenji is present when Tomura talks to the restrained Katsuki inside the League of Villains' hideout.[9]

After Katsuki and the League of Villains watch a video clip of U.A. High School's public apology, Kenji listens to Tomura explaining to Katsuki about the current society's flaws and the League of Villains' battle to make a better society. After his restraints are removed, Katsuki attacks Tomura with his Explosions. Katsuki tells the League of Villains that it is pointless to try and make him change his mind as he has already been won over by the way All Might looks when he wins. Katsuki says that from the beginning he has dreamed of becoming a Hero and surpassing All Might and nothing they say will change that.[10] Katsuki tries intimidating his captors, but Kenji along with the rest of the Vanguard Action Squad are not intimidated.[11]

Suddenly, All Might breaks in and Kamui Wood comes swinging in and restrains Kenji and the others of the League of Villains with his Lacquered Chains Prison.[12]

Out of nowhere, Nomus appear from mysterious back liquid which takes the pro heroes off guard. Kenji along with the League of Villains are teleported by the mysterious black liquid to the League of Villains' destroyed warehouse where All For One is.[13] All For One forcefully activates Kurogiri's Quirk which creates a portal for the League of Villains to escape through.[14]

After Katsuki is rescued by Izuku, Tenya Iida, and Eijiro Kirishima, Mr. Compress along with Kenji and Shuichi hatch a plan to recapture Katsuki. Kenji magnetizes Atsuhiro and Shuichi pushes him, causing Atsuhiro to fly at Izuku's group. Suddenly, Mt. Lady uses Titan Cliff and intercepts Atsuhiro, which causes them to smash into each other, preventing Atsuhiro from getting to the students. Kenji and Shuichi prepare to throw Twice, but Gran Torino blitzes them causing them, knocking them unconscious. Tomura and the Vanguard Action Squad are forcefully magnetized by Kenji's Quirk courtesy of Sensei; Kenji is knocked into Kurogiri's Warp Gate by Sensei and is teleported away.[15]

Internship Arc

Magne's Death

Magne's Death.

In the meeting between the League of Villains and Shie Hassaikai, Overhaul chastises Tomura for having no plan and throwing away valuable and first-rate pawns (such as Muscular and Moonfish) and asks them to become his underlings, because unlike the League of Villains, he actually has a plan after gaining power. Not wanting them to be Chisaki's underlings, Kenji attacks the yakuza boss but is killed by Chisaki's Quirk.[16]

Quirk and Abilities

Magnetism: Magne's Quirk allows her to magnetize people around her within a 4.5 metre radius of herself. She can magnetize a person's entire body or specific portions. Men are polarized south, and women are polarized north. Magne cannot magnetize herself.

  • Breakup Repulsion Night Flight Cannon: Kenji magnetizes two people of the same gender causing them to repel each other, the person she is not grabbing flies away with extreme speed.[17]

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Magne has proven herself to be quite the capable fighter as she was able to block one of Tiger's punches at point-blank range and also to dodge multiple of his attacks with ease.

4/5 B
3/5 C
5/5 A
2/5 D
3/5 C
Kenji's stats, according to the Official Character Book


Giant Magnet: Kenji carries what seems to be a giant magnet wrapped in a cloth that she uses in conjunction with her Quirk to pull people she magnetizes towards her.


School Trip Arc


  • Kenji's name contains the kanji for pull ( hi?), stone ( ishi?), strong ( ken?), and magnetism ( ji?).
  • Kenji is the first named character in the series to die in present time.
  • Kenji so far is the second confirmed transgender character in the series, identifying as a transwoman.
    • The first one is Yawara Chatora of the Pussycats, although unlike Kenji, Yawara was able to physically transition from female to male through sex reassignment surgery.
    • Coincidentally, these two characters have both met and fought one another.


  1. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 74, Page 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 75, Page 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 73
  4. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 125, Pages 9-10
  5. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 74
  6. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 75
  7. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 78
  8. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 81
  9. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 84
  10. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 85
  11. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 86
  12. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 87
  13. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 89
  14. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 90
  15. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 91
  16. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 125
  17. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 91, Pages 3-4

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