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"So I'm going to be a hero. I'll make that money... so that my mom and dad can have easier lives!"

Ochaco Uraraka to Izuku and Tenya in "That's the Idea, Ochaco"

Ochaco Uraraka ( (うらら) () (ちゃ) () Uraraka Ochako?), also known by her Hero name Uravity, is a student of U.A.'s Class 1-A, training to become a Pro Hero. She is also one of the main protagonists of My Hero Academia.

Appearance

Ochaco is a young girl of short height and petite build, with fair skin that is prone to blushing, big round brown eyes, and shoulder-length brown hair which sports two long locks beside her face and a short bob at the back. Ochaco also has micro-bangs which sweep to her left. She has little pads on the prints of each of her fingers similar to the pads on an animal's paws, which are used to activate her Quirk.

Her costume consists of a skin-tight pink and black suit with detached sleeves, knee-high boots, belt, helmet, collar, and thick, round bracers with handles attached to them. The accessories are designed to press her acupuncture points in an attempt to reduce her Quirk's drawback. The skin tightness of her costume is apparently an error due to her not being specific in her design request.[1]

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Personality

Ochaco is a very warm, bubbly and lively person who thinks about everything positively. She is objective enough to see flaws and virtues of something or someone, noticing their differences but respecting them as she thinks all things and beings complement each other. She is very harmonic and empathetic in general, friendly to those she meets, and will try to help or defend anyone that previously came to her aid, especially her dear ones. However, Ochaco can be incredibly blunt without being aware of it at times. She seems to be very good at reading people, as she was able to pinpoint and explain the reasons for Katsuki Bakugo's rivalry with Izuku Midoriya. She was also the first to notice when the collected Tsuyu Asui was upset.

Ochaco Almost Laughing

Ochaco trying not to laugh.

Similarly to Izuku, her reactions tend to be exaggerated and humorous: Ochaco often becomes amused at certain personality traits and quirks others may exhibit, sometimes to the point of bursting into laughter which she tries to suppress to some extent. Because of her humble background, she easily gets excited or surprised over little things and may even lose her composure when faced with actual luxury, to the point of nearly fainting. Bonus materials have depicted her as stingy, since she goes to extreme lengths to save money.

Ochaco's game face

Ochaco fierce demeanor.

Despite those oddities, Ochaco can take on an extremely determined, focused and somewhat intimidating attitude when the situation calls for it, which can come as a surprise to those who are used to her cheerful side. This side of her tends to appear during combat situations, where Ochaco also demonstrates a surprisingly strategic mind, although she is not above taking more impulsive, reckless decisions. She dislikes to be underestimated.

When it comes to her chosen path as a hero, Ochaco is unwavering, even in the face of overwhelming force. Her parents are her main drive to becoming a professional hero, since she desires above all else to give them a comfortable life. Being quite honest about her goals and priorities, Ochaco does not hide her pursuit of heroism being primarily for money, despite her embarrassment over admitting so. She does that with pride, knowing that it is for her parents' benefit.

After meeting Izuku, Ochaco also grew to admire his own motives to become a hero and his compassionate nature, wanting to be like him in both emotional strength and combat terms, something which eventually allowed her to gain more motives to achieve her goals. However, she fears to have those growing feelings interfere with her heroic activities, so she makes sure to keep them in check.

In terms of heroism, Ochaco has shown more preference towards rescuing efforts, being a fan of Thirteen and their expertise in the area. However, she is also aware of her own physical limitations, instead deciding to choose the more combat-oriented hero Gunhead for an internship in order to learn martial arts and increase her fighting repertoire. Thanks to that decision, Ochaco has developed a new sense of battle awareness, becoming a more instinctive fighter.

Abilities

Ochaco uses Gunhead Martial Arts

Ochaco uses Gunhead Martial Arts to subdue Himiko.

Gunhead Martial Arts (ガンヘッド マーシャル アーツ Gan Heddo Māsharu Ātsu?): While working with Gunhead, Ochaco was trained in martial arts. Because of this, she has mastered several forms of grappling, take-downs, and throws by using her force or her opponents' own force against themselves. She became skilled enough to easily dispatch an opponent that tries to stab her or to incapacitate them, as shown with the Pro Hero Thirteen and the Villain Himiko Toga.

Keen Intellect: Though she isn't the most cunning of her class, having ranked thirteenth in the mid-terms, Ochaco has a strategic mind capable of deducing her opponent's weaknesses and combat style soon after their battles began, as well as distracting them enough to form complex plans. Ochaco most likely picked this up from Izuku in her time with him, this was hinted as Katsuki Bakugo was able to remember her being friends with him from her attempted meteor shower on him. Despite being overpowered in her fight against Katsuki, she was praised for having made it so far, more so being acknowledged by Katsuki himself as not being fragile or needing to be treated so easily. Also, she has keen senses, able to tell when Himiko was attempting to first attack her, showing her concentrated mind.

Quirk

Skill Release

"Release!"

Zero Gravity (無重力 (ゼログラビティ) Zero Gurabiti?): Ochaco's Quirk gives her the power to manipulate gravity, such as making objects weightless or making objects float upon touching them. She also is able to cancel the effects of her Quirk by closing her fingers together. A drawback to this Quirk is that if it is used too much (around three tons) or if she makes herself float, she will suffer from nausea as a result, although this effect has been negated somewhat thanks to her training.

Super Moves

  • Skill Release ( (かい) (じょ) Kaijo?): Ochaco can press her fingertips together and make whatever she has touched stop floating. She uses this move for both combat and support purposes, such as when she saved Izuku Midoriya from falling to death during the entrance exam.
    • Meteor Shower: After causing rubble to fall from continuous attacks, Ochaco can collect a large quantity of the surrounding destruction, forming a deadly, giant meteor of debris. She first used this move during her match against Katsuki Bakugo.
  • Gyrokinetic Combat: Ochaco can use her Quirk for physical combat or support, able to reduce the effective weight for her advantage. Though she has used this for combat purposes in weapons, Ochaco has only reduced other people' weight for supportive reasons.
    • Home Run Comet (彗星 (すいせい) ホームラン Suisei Hōmuran?): After applying her Quirk's power of making objects weightless to some rubble and a pillar, Ochaco can use the pillar to hit the rubble and launch it at her enemy, baseball-style. This move was first used to distract Tenya Iida during the Battle Trial.
  • Meteor Fafrotskies (メテオファフロッキーズ Meteo Fafurokkīzu?): In conjunction with Froppy, they rise and throw several debris at the enemies.

Stats

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
1/5 E
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Ochaco's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Equipment

Hero Costume: All aspects of Ochaco's Hero Costume was made for the sole purpose of helping minimize the negative effects of her Quirk.

  • Uraraka Helmet (うららかメット Uraraka Metto?): This equipment reduces stimulation of the semicircular canals located inside each ear.[2]
  • Uraraka Wrists (うららかリスト?): This equipment's interior contains a device that clamps down and releases like a blood pressure gauge, stimulating the pressure points around the wrist area that suppress nausea.[2]
  • Uraraka Neck (うららかネック Uraraka Nekku?): This equipment stimulates the pressure points around the neck area, thereby reducing headaches and the like.[2]
  • Uraraka Leg (うららかレッグ Uraraka Reggu?): This equipment's design was to break her fall from elevation. The sole at her toes is equipped with a shock absorbing cushion and her heel contains a reinforced spring, also to soften the shock.[2]

Battles & Events

Trivia

Prototype Ochaco Uraraka Designs

Early design concepts for Ochaco and her costume.

  • As Yu Takeyama
  • As Mt. Lady.
  • Yu Takeyama before becoming the current version
  • In a prototype concept, Ochaco was originally "Yu Takeyama", possessing both the identity "Mt. Lady" and the Gigantification Quirk. This was scrapped because the author thought that a main character having such a Quirk would be too troublesome for her.[3] Her name, Quirk, and superhero identity were instead given to another character who also filled her role in Chapter 1.
  • Ochaco's name comes from Uravity (ウラビティ Urabiti?), Gravity (グラビティ Gurabiti?) without the "g", making Ura ( urara?), bi (?) that can also be read as ka, tea (茶, read as cha).
    • Ochaco's surname Uraraka means "bright, beautiful", and Ochako "tea child".
  • While her name was spelled as 'Ochako' in a character illustration on the official manga website, it is spelled as Ochaco on both the anime website and PVs.
  • Ochaco shares her birthday with Hinata Hyuga from Naruto, another Weekly Shōnen Jump series.
  • Ochaco's U.A. data is as follows:
  • Ochaco's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Ranked 4th in the 1st Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 10th in the 2nd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 9th in the 3rd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 12th in the 4th Popularity Poll.
  • According to her Databook entry, Ochaco's bob hair and dialect are parts of her schoolgirl charm.
  • Ochaco loves Japanese food, especially mochi.
  • Ochaco likes the starry sky.
  • Ochaco's English voice actress, Luci Christian, also voice Recovery Girl (as of Season 2).
  • Ochaco comes from a poor family household which was hinted several times in the series, such as her owning only a flip-phone while all other students own a smartphone or her occasional stingyness.

Quotes

  • (To Izuku Midoriya and Tenya Iida) "So I'm going to be a hero. I'll make that money... So that my mom and dad can have easier lives!"[5]
  • (To Izuku and Tenya) "I said it would be easier to team up with friends, but now that I think about it, I might've been trying to rely on you again. That's why when Iida said he was challenging you, I grew a little ashamed of myself... Everyone is giving all they can, which only makes it fair for me to do the same... So, we will meet in the finals!""[6]
  • (To Katsuki Bakugo about Izuku) "It is almost like... You are scared, so you want to keep distance from him, and for that, you act so menacing..."[7]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6, Omake
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 7.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 1, Character Notes
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 22.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 35.
  7. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.

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