Kenji Hikiishi (引石健磁 Hikīshi Kenji?), also known by her villain name Magne (マグネ Magune?), was a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and part of its Vanguard Action Squad. 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 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.
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.
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 Tiger but Shuichi tells Kenji not to hurry and also tells Tiger to calm down. After talking about Stain, Shuichi introduces himself and reveals his huge sword. Tiger and Mandalay start fighting the two villains while the students leave.
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, Tiger steps in to save his partner by punching Kenji in the face. Tiger 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 Tiger continues to punch him. Kenji blocks the punch with her hands. After Mandalay mentions that she is not able to reach Ragdoll, Kenji smiles.
The fight continues and suddenly, Izuku Midoriya appears while smashing Shuichi's "sword" to bits to inform Mandalay about Kota 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. Eventually, Kenji is apprehended by Tiger and blames Shuichi for their defeat. Kurogiri arrives and rescues Kenji and Shuichi, teleporting them back to the League of Villains' hideout.
After completing the mission, Kenji is present when Tomura talks to the restrained Katsuki inside the League of Villains' hideout.
After Katsuki and the League of Villains watch a video clip of U.A. High'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. Katsuki tries intimidating his captors, but Kenji along with the rest of the Vanguard Action Squad are not intimidated.
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 Sensei is. Sensei forcefully activates Kurogiri's Quirk which creates a portal for the League of Villains to escape through.
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, Mount Lady uses Titan Cliff and intercepts Atsuhiro, which causes them to smash into each other, preventing Atsuhiro from getting to the students. Kenji and Shuuichi 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.
In the meeting between the League of Villains and the Eight Precepts of Death, 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Yawara Chatora & Shino Sosaki vs. Kenji Hikiishi & Shuichi Iguchi: Lose
- Overhaul vs. League of Villains: Lose
- Kenji's name contains the kanji for pull (引 hi?), stone (石 ishi?), strong (健 ken?), and magnetism (磁 ji?).
- Kenji is the first named character in the series to die in present time.
- Kenji so far is the second confirmed transsexual character in the series, identifying herself as a female despite being anatomically male.
|Independent||Stain • Giant Villain • Toxic Chainsaw • Trapezius Head Gear • Sludge Villain|
|Original Members||All For One • Artificial Humans • Kurogiri • Tomura Shigaraki|
|Recruits||Dabi • Himiko Toga • Magne • Moonfish • Mr. Compress • Muscular • Mustard • Nomu • Spinner • Twice|
|Prominent Members||Overhaul • Chronostasis • Mimic|
|Eight Expendables||Rikiya Katsukame • Shin Nemoto • Toya Setsuno • Yo Hojo • Soramitsu Tabe • Kendo Rappa • Hekiji Tengai • Deidoro Sakaki|
|Independent||Kuin Hachisuka • Three Sturm und Drang Brothers|
|Members||Souga Kugizaki • Moyuru Tochi • Raputo Tokage • Mario Kugutsu • Akira Iwako|
|Members||Curator • Zookeeper • Bearhead|