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"Create a world without All Might. And cause enough destruction to show them all how fragile their justice really is. From this day forward… that’s my conviction. It’s all about All Might."

Tomura Shigaraki in "Interview with Midoriya"

Tomura Shigaraki (死柄木弔 Shigaraki Tomura?), birth name Tenko Shimura (志村転弧 Shimura Tenko?) is a villain, the acting leader of the League of Villains and the main antagonist of the series, along with All for One.

He made his first major appearance as one of the main antagonists of the Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc. Like the rest of the League, his goal is to kill All Might, the "Symbol of Peace" destroying the society he represents, and create a new one and a new form of justice in his own image.

Appearance

Tomura is a pale, skinny man. He has messy gray hair. His lips are dry, cracked, and uneven, as if he's been chewing on them. The skin around his eyes is very wrinkly. He has one small scar on his right eye and another on the left side of his lip. He has a single mole under the right side of his lips.

When wearing his villain outfit, he has 14 disembodied hands clasped onto his arms, chest, neck, head, and face. None of the hands appear to have any known meaning except for the hand that covers his face, which he refers to as "Father," as he expresses visible distress when it is removed. His clothing consists of black pants, a featureless black V-neck shirt that exposes his collarbones, and red hi-top sneakers with no socks.

For his civilian outfit, he wears a black hoodie with the hood up, and black pants. In the sweatshirt's pocket, he keeps one of the disembodied hands (presumably Father's.)

After All For One's arrest, Tomura wears a black coat.

Personality

Tomura has a sinister and warped personality; he doesn't care for his or anyone else's life, and he'll do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. He has no qualms about tasks such as killing U.A. students in order to provoke All Might and threatening to kill dozens of civilians unless Izuku cooperated with him.[2]

Tomura seems to be looking for attention, as he was very irritated that his League of Villains and Noumus were overshadowed by the capture of the Hero Killer. As such, he will get angry when somebody admires or even mentions Stain.

Tomura may have an adult body, but he seems to be childish in mindset. He is very arrogant, selfish, and demanding. If things don't go his way, he becomes angry in a way that is akin to a child's tantrum. Like a child, he does not seem to be able to cope with his own feelings, and instead lashes out, abusing both others and himself--such as tearing at his own neck when he becomes frustrated. He is shown to be mentally disturbed, and has developed somewhat of an emotional dependency on the hand that obscures his face--which he refers to as "Father" and speaks to it as if it were a living person.

His vocabulary and worldview are also similar; he applies video game terminology to real life, using phrases like "cheats," "game over," and "final boss."

Despite his childish behavior, Tomura is incredibly intelligent, with reflexes quick enough to analyze an opponent's Quirk and potential weakspots simply by watching them fight. He is also shown to willingly learn from his mistakes and adapt, becoming progressively more of a threat as the series goes on. Tomura truly wishes for a society without All Might; he feels that the world full of Quirks is a very dangerous place and believes that the current society may easily crumble when their Symbol of Peace dies.

History

During his childhood, Tomura suffered from an unnamed incident where no Hero came to save him. Additionally, people who passed by never offered to help him, because they assumed that a Hero would take care of it, leaving him to be ignored. The man that uses All For One saved Tomura from this incident. The man takes pity on the child and reassures Tomura that he didn't do anything wrong, telling Tomura that the current society of Heroes is to blame.

All For One then used this incident as a means of stimulating Tomura's hatred for Pro Heroes, and began grooming him to become his successor.

Synopsis

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

Shigaraki Tomura appearce

Tomura coming out of the portal.

Tomura emerged from a portal with many other villains at the rescue trial training area, having arrived to murder All Might. He was disappointed that they went through so much trouble to obtain the teacher's curriculum (which allowed them to know where All Might would be) only to find that All Might wasn't there. Tomura wondered whether the man might show up if they killed the kids.[3] After seeing Shouta Aizawa in action, he complained that Pro Heroes are such a pain, and that if they were weak villains, they would have stood no chance against him. Tomura decided to confront Shouta directly. Shouta appeared to have dealt him a hard elbow to the gut, but Tomura managed to block it with his hand. He began to disintegrate Shouta's elbow, telling him not to bite off more than he can chew, but Shouta punched him. After a monstrous villain badly beats Shouta, Tomura told the heroes that they should tell the Symbol of Peace that he is wanted by artificial human "Noumu".[4]

Kurogiri then approached Tomura, prompting him to ask if Thirteen was dead. Kurogiri informed him that Thirteen had been incapacitated, but he was unable to stop one of the students from escaping, much to Tomura's frustration. Realizing that they couldn't hope to beat dozens of pro heroes who would be brought as backup, Tomura decided that it retreat was their best option, calling it a "game over." However, on a whim, he noted that before they retreat, they should lower the Symbol of Peace's pride down.

Tomura attacks Tsuyu

Tomura attacks Tsuyu.

Tomura attacked Tsuyu by grabbing her face, but his Disintegration Quirk was nullified by Shouta. Izuku tried to punch him but was blocked by Noumu. Tsuyu managed to get her face away from Tomura. Suddenly, All Might arrived. Now that their target, All Might, had appeared, Shigaraki decided to continue with their mission[5] and ordered Noumu to attack All Might. While rescuing Izuku, Tsuyu and Minoru, All Might temporarily distracts Tomura by hitting him. The hand obscuring his face falls to the ground, prompting Tomura to apologize and grovel to the hand he addresses as Father, momentarily losing his composure. When All Might goes to fight Noumu, Tomura commented on Noumu's amazing Impact Absorption Quirk, saying to All Might that punches alone are not enough to harm Noumu. He then evaded Eijirou's punch.[6] After seeing that Kurogiri was pinned down, Tomura ordered Noumu to get rid of Katsuki and retrieve Kurogiri. After Kurogiri was freed, Tomura began to talk about violence; that both Heroes and Villains use violence to protect their respective comrades. He went on to say that the title of "Symbol of Peace" is nothing more than an oppressive form of violence, accusing All Might of using the title to create more violence; but All Might called it rubbish. After All Might defeated Noumu, Tomura was shocked and began to tear up, devastated that Noumu was beaten.[7]

Shigaraki's promise

Tomura promises to kill the "Symbol of Peace".

Tomura began to panic, feeling like they had lost their only chance to kill All Might. However, Kurogiri told him to calm down, saying that Noumu did considerable damage to All Might. Tomura regained his composure and decided to finish what Noumu started, rushing in alongside Kurogiri to attack All Might, who was unable to move. However, he was startled by Izuku's speed as the boy intervened, and thanks to the time gained by that hesitation, the Pro heroes arrived just in time and forced Tomura and Kurogiri to stop attacking. Tomura once again said that it was "game over." As the two villains were sucked into Thirteen's Black Hole, Tomura assured the Heroes that although they failed this time, they would definitely murder All Might next time.[8]
Shigaraki and his "Sensei"

Tomura and his Sensei.

Kurogiri warped himself and Tomura back to their hideout at the last second, allowing them to escape from being turned to dust. Tomura complained that his body hurt, all their subordinates were eliminated, Noumu was defeated, All Might is still alive, and everything went wrong. However, a mysterious person speaking on the monitor said that nothing went wrong and that he was simply over-optimistic. The mysterious person said that it was too late to mourn, and that they should take all the time they need to gather a new group, hand-picked for efficiency. The mysterious person said that Tomura is a symbol of importance, and that next time, he would show the world the horror of his existence.[9]

Sports Festival Arc

Tomura watching the festival

Tomura watches the Sports Festival.

A recuperating Tomura was watching the Obstacle Race from his computer; he noticed that Izuku took first place.[10] Later on, before the battle between Izuku and Shouto began, a mysterious voice told Tomura to pay close attention to Izuku and Shouto's match, as they might become obstacles for him in the future. Tomura responded by telling the mysterious voice to not make him laugh.[11]

Field Training Arc

Kurogiri brought Stain to the League of Villains hideout to meet with Tomura Shigaraki. Tomura told Stain that the League of Villains raided U.A., and that he wants Stain to join the Villain Alliance, as he is an extraordinary villain. Stain inquired as to Tomura's goal, and Tomura replied that he wants to murder All Might and destroy anything he finds unsatisfactory, including some of the students from Class 1-A. Seeing that Tomura was being childish, Stain called him foolish and told him that there is no sense in bloodshed without a cause. The mysterious voice on the monitor ordered Kurogiri to allow Stain and Tomura to continue talking, saying that Tomura's meeting with Stain (an experienced infamous villain) would stimulate Tomura's growth.[12]

Stain immobilizes Tomura

Stain immobilizes Tomura.

Tomura's meeting with Stain turned into a fight. Stain overpowered Tomura with ease and pinned him to the ground, stabbing his right shoulder with one of his daggers and pointing another at his neck. Overwhelmed by Stain's strength, Tomura ordered Kurogiri to teleport Stain away, but Stain was preventing Kurogiri from moving. Stain told the pinned down Tomura that in order to accomplish anything, he needs a creed and a mind, and that those who do not have creeds and minds will definitely die. Stain stated that the current society is fake, overrun with poor Heroes and Villains who throw their power around aimlessly. Stain prepared to cut Tomura's neck with his dagger, but Tomura grabbed the dagger with his hand and began to disintegrate it. Tomura told Stain that, while he doesn't have such serious creeds, he does have a desire: to crush the society where All Might is set up in, and to plunge it into the ground. He completely disintegrated Stain's dagger and tried to attack, but Stain leapt away. The Hero Killer concluded that, though their goals are different, Tomura's and Stain's desire to destroy the current society is one thing they have in common. Stain told Tomura that he has tested his mettle and concluded that he has a crooked creed dwelling within him; he wondered what that creed would sprout. Tomura voiced his dislike for Stain, not wanting to have a nut job as a team member.[13] Before he left for Hosu, Tomura asked the mysterious voice on the monitor to let him borrow some Noumus, because he doesn't like the Hero Killer Stain, and destroying things he doesn't like seems alright. The mysterious voice decided to give Tomura three Noumus, hoping that Tomura would make the opportunity a learning experience.

Kurogiri warps himself, Stain and Tomura to Hosu. Tomura notes that Hosu is quite prosperous while Stain says his goal is to reform Hosu by sacrificing the "fake" Pro Heroes that work there. Stain talks about people that deserve the title of Hero must have achieved great undertakings and that society having too many "fake" Heroes who work only for the money. Stain leaves to finish his business of killing more Pro Heroes. After Stain leaves, Tomura complains about Stain's constant preaching, to which Kurogiri tells Tomura that he shouldn't mock Stain for his preaching, stating to Tomura that Stain's villainous methods have produced great results which intrigues Tomura. Tomura concludes that he and Stain will never get along which irritates him. Wanting to relieve his anger through destruction, Tomura orders Kurogiri to release the Noumus. Kurogiri warps three Noumus to their location and Tomura orders the Noumus to attack Hosu.[14]

The three Noumus begin causing destruction to which Tomura praises them for. Kurogiri asks Tomura if he will join the attack, however, Tomura replies that he won't because he is injured. Tomura says that when dawn breaks the world will forget about Stain.[15]

Tomura, using binoculars, watches Stain kill the winged Noumu and becomes annoyed that nothing is going his way. After the other two Noumu are restrained and arrested, Tomura disintegrates his binoculars out of anger. Tomura decides to leave and return to the League of Villains hideout. Kurogiri asks Tomura if the results of the attack on Hosu are to his satisfaction, but Tomura replies that the results depends on tomorrow. Kurogiri teleports himself and Tomura back to the League of Villains hideout.[16]

The next day, Tomura reads the newspaper. However, the newspaper mainly publishes Stain's feats and that his name will go down in history while the news on the Noumus is undermined. Angry that Stain is all over the news, Tomura crumbles up the newspaper, dissatisfied that his plan to undermine Stain and make the world forget about him failed. Tomura is annoyed by the fact that the world will never forget about Stain and that his efforts were undermined.[17]

End of Term Test Arc

Dabi, Himiko and Tomura's Fight Stopped

Kurogiri stops Dabi, Himiko and Tomura's fight.

At the League of Villains hideout, Tomura views picture of Izuku Midoriya and then disintegrates it. When The Broker brings two visitors; a boy and a girl who express interest in joining the League of Villains. Unhappy with the visitors due to them being types he despises the most, Tomura orders Kurogiri to send them away. When The Broker tells Kurogiri that he wants his service charge; he also agrees with about letting the visitors introduce themselves. He then introduces Himiko Toga. Unimpressed with Himiko, he's introduced to Dabi. Instead of introducing himself, the boy asks if the League of Villains follows a cause; to which Tomura is taken back by his lack of manners. The boy tells Tomura he goes by Dabi and will reveal his real name when needed and that he'll be the one to fulfill the Hero Killer's ideals. Angry at them for constantly talking about Stain, he prepares to attack them. As the three clash, Kurogiri uses his Quirk to stop the fight. Kurogiri tells Tomura that expansion is necessary in order to achieve his wishes and reminds him that if he doesn't make use of them everything left to them will disappear. Understanding Kurogiri, Tomura storms out of the room in silence.

At Kiyashi Ward Shopping Mall, he approaches Izuku for an autograph with civilian appearance. After talking about Izuku's small fortune of fame, he mentions his disbelief that he would meet Izuku again, putting his hand around Izuku's neck. He tells Izuku that the last time they met was during the League of Villains's attack at the USJ. Tomura then invites Izuku to have tea with him and smiles wickedly.[18]

Tomura's Smile

Tomura smiling.

Tomura, with hold of Izuku's neck tells him to calm down and that he just wants to have a chat. Izuku warns Tomura that if he attacks him, a Hero will appear, but Tomura threatens the safety of the crowd. Relenting, Izuku asks Tomura what he wants to talk about. Sitting down, he explains to Izuku about the things he hates. However, what he truly despises is the Hero Killer. Tomura tells Izuku that Stain was never apart of the League of Villains and that people speculated his involvement. When Tomura asks Izuku what the difference is between him and Stain. After Izuku finishes explaining, feeling exhilarated and understanding why Stain and Izuku irritate him; because of All Might. Tomura claims to be annoyed that he had the answer but didn't realize it sooner. As well as understanding why he hates current society; because they're all like All Might. Tomura then thanks Izuku for chatting with him.

Suddenly, Ochako appears and wonders who Izuku is talking to. Izuku tries to tell her to run. However, Tomura lets go of Izuku and apologizes for interrupting their shopping. Tomura leaves and warns Izuku to not give chase. However, Izuku asks Tomura what All For One's ultimate goal is. Tomura answers he doesn't know nor care. Disappearing into the crowd, Tomura tells Izuku to take care of himself because the next time they meet, he'll kill him. While walking out of the shopping mall, a happy Tomura notes that he did have a creed and an ideal from the very beginning. Tomura decides on his renewed creed; that every deed he commits will be for creating a world without All Might and exposing what "justice" truly is. Tomura leaves, happy that he understands that all his hatred is because of All Might.[2]

School Trip Arc

At the League of Villains’ hideout, Kurogiri wonders if the Vanguard Action Squad will be able to handle the mission. Tomura assures Kurogiri that they will be fine; Tomura decides that it is not time for him to reappear and begins to comment on his gameplay. Tomura realizes that his gameplay was faulty when he first attempted to murder All Might and now has decided to let his pawns take down the ones up high before aiming for the final boss. Tomura explains that he intends for the Vanguard Action Squad to make a crack in the superhuman society, noting that the Vanguard Action Squad’s endeavors at Class 1-A and 1-B's training camp will be a blow for the Pro Heroes whether they succeed or not. Kurogiri questions if the Vanguard Action Squad means nothing to him, but Tomura rebuffs Kurogiri’s claim, saying that he respects the Vanguard Action Squad’s strength and personally hopes they succeed; Tomura continues to say that while they have their differences, they can rely on each other because both he and Kurogiri are not the only ones oppressed by society’s rules.

Hideout Raid Arc

Invited

Tomura invites Katsuki.

After the Vanguard Action Squad return from their completed mission, Katsuki is restrained and strapped to a chair. Tomura talks to Katsuki and asks him to become his comrade, but Katsuki vehemently tells him to drop the small talk and die.[19]

After Katsuki and the League of Villains watch a video clip of U.A.'s public apology, Tomura understands why society is criticizing U.A. for their failure and that is because the current Hero society is not just. Spinner agrees that the current Hero society isn’t just since the modern Heroes are only doing their job for compensation and not out of selflessness. Tomura explains that the League of Villains are fighting for a just society and intends to win this battle. Tomura orders Dabi to remove Katsuki’s restrains, although Dabi is unsure since Katsuki might attack; Tomura wants to treat Katsuki as an equal and is aware that Katsuki knows he has no possibility of winning. Dabi has Twice remove the restrains. As Twice removes the restrains, Mr Compress apologizes to Katsuki for forcibly kidnapping him and explains that the League of Villains are not just a group of hoodlums perpetuating crimes nor did they casually abduct him; he goes on by saying that everyone in the League of Villains is shackled by the current society and hopes that Katsuki understands their discrimination. Katsuki’s restrains are removed.

BOOM!!

Katsuki attacks Tomura with an explosion.

As Tomura approaches Katsuki, 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. The smoke from Katsuki’s Explosions clears and Tomura sees that the hand on his face has been blown off as a result of Katsuki’s attack.[20]

Kurogiri attempts to help Tomura, but he is silenced when Tomura fiercely glares, which stops Kurogiri and makes Katsuki tense. After picking up his hand and putting it on his face, Tomura understands that Katsuki will not be convinced to join them with mere words alone and realizes Katsuki’s importance. Tomura also knows that time is of the essence and decides to ask for the “force” of his teacher, All For One, to help him convince Katsuki. All For One, who has been watching Tomura on his computer, commends his apprentice for his wise decision.[21]

Pizza delivery

Pizza Delivery.

Tomura orders Mr. Compress and Kurogiri to use their Quirks on Katsuki again. Suddenly, All Might breaks in with Kamui Wood swinging in and restrains Tomura along with the other League of Villains with his Lacquered Chains Prison. Tomura is annoyed that their hideout was discovered so easily after everything they did to capture Katsuki. Seeing that he has no choice, Tomura orders Kurogiri to bring in all the Noumus. However, Kurogiri is not able to since the Noumus are not at the portals, much to Tomura's surprise. All Might criticizes Tomura for underestimating the Pro Heroes, the Police Force and the unwavering spirit of youth; All Might declares that it is game over for Tomura and his League of Villains.[22]

Tomura refutes All Might’s claim who says that it is the beginning for the League of Villains and they will extinguish the society All Might has created. Tomura orders Kurogiri to create portals so that they can escape. However, Kurogiri has fainted due to Edgeshot using his Quirk to paper thin his body enough to enter Kurogiri's body and knock him out from the inside. Gran Torino asks Tomura the location of All For One. Tomura becomes silent and begins reminiscing his past; he suffered in a terrible incident and no Hero came to save him. However, his teacher All For One was the one who saved him. The flashback of his childhood enrages Tomura, causing Tomura to scream out his hatred for All Might.

Suddenly, mysterious black liquid appears out of thin air with Noumus appearing out of the phenomenon which surprises the League of Villains and the Pro Heroes. The dozens of Noumus cause pandemonium for the Pro Heroes and Police Force. Tomura realizes that what is transpiring is the work of his teacher, All For One.[23]

Tomura along with Kurogiri and the Vanguard Action Squad are teleported by the black liquid to the League of Villains' destroyed warehouse where All For One is. All For One sees that his apprentice, Tomura, has failed again. However, All For One is neither angry nor disappointed with Tomura and encourages Tomura to try again since he still has the Vanguard Action Squad and Katsuki whom he deemed important. All For One implores Tomura to continue trying as many times as he likes since everything is for his sake.[24]

Suddenly, All Might appears and clashes with All For One. All For One creates a huge blast wave that sends All Might flying. All For One orders Tomura to escape along with Katsuki and comments that his black liquid warping Quirk won’t help Tomura and the League of Villains escape. All For One uses a Quirk that forcefully activates Kurogiri’s Warp Gate, which causes a portal to open. All For One orders the League of Villains to escape into Kurogiri’s portal. Suddenly, All Might reappears onto the battlefield, refusing to allow All For One to escape and charges at him. Before heading into battle, All For One tells Tomura that he can still grow stronger. Sensei and All Might clash again. Mr. Compress uses his Quirk on the unconscious Dabi and tells Tomura that they should escape while they can. The League of Villains prepare to take Katsuki while Katsuki prepares for battle.

As Himiko, Twice and Mr. Compress try to take Katsuki who fends them off with Explosions, Izuku along with Eijirou and Tenya appears in the sky. Eijirou yells at Katsuki to grab his hand; Tomura attempts to stop Katsuki, but Katsuki uses his Explosion to launch himself towards Eijirou and grabs his hand.[25]

Tomura, the Vanguard Action Squad and All Might are surprised that Izuku, Eijirou and Tenya were in the area as well. Spinner, Kenji and Mr. Compress hatch a plan to retrieve Katsuki, but it is ruined due to Mount Lady's interference. Spinner and Kenji attempt to repeat the plan using Twice, but Gran Torino blitzes them and knocks them out.

Before Tomura can attack Gran Torino, he along with the Vanguard Action Squad is magnetically pulled into Kurogiri’s Warp Gate. The Vanguard Action Squad are forcefully sucked into Kurogiri's Warp Gate and is teleported away. As he is being sucked into the Warp Gate, Tomura calls out to his teacher concerned for his safety. Before Tomura teleports away, All For One tells Tomura to continue the fight. Tomura and the unconscious Kurogiri are teleported away by the Warp Gate, causing the portal to disperse.[26]

Hero License Exam Arc

After All For One is arrested and All Might retires, Tomura goes into hiding and orders the League of Villains to disperse so that it makes it easier for them to hide from the Police Force while also ordering them to find new villains to join the League. In his new hideout, Tomura is sitting in the dark while Mr. Compress speaks to Himiko over the phone. Eventually, most of the League of Villains (except Dabi), gather together again with Twice bringing a potential new villain to join them, Overhaul.[27][28][29]

Internship Arc

Overhaul enters the League of Villains hideout, but is unimpressed with Tomura and his members as well as his unclean hideout. Overhaul explains to the League of Villains that with All For One's downfall, someone will eventually become the next ruler of the underworld. However, Tomura replies that he will become the next underworld ruler after he gather more members and crush the current Hero society. Overhaul asks Tomura if he has a plan, to which Tomura responds that he thought Overhaul wanted to join them. Overhaul is disappointed that Tomura doesn't have a plan to achieve his objective and laments that he wasted the potential of Stain, Muscular and Moonfish. Overhaul reveals that he wants the League of Villains to join him so that he can teach them the proper way to run an organization and use them to gain financial capital so that he can get one step closer to becoming the next underworld ruler.

Magne's Death

Magne's Death.

As Tomura orders Overhaul to leave, Magne rejects this proposal and magnetizes Overhaul, bringing him into Magne's range. Magne hits Overhaul on the head with his weapon, to which Overhaul responds by touching Magne. Overhaul's physical contact causes Magne to blow up, much to the League of Villains' shock. Overhaul blames the Leage for throwing the first punch and dislikes the blood running down his face. Mr Compress charges forward and touches Overhaul but his Compression Quirk does not activate due to being shot in the arm. Overhaul is enraged that he has been touched and severs Mr. Compress's left arm by blowing it up. Furious, Tomura dashes to Overhaul and prepares to disintegrate him. Overhaul calls for a human shield. Tomura touches Overhaul's subordinate instead which causes Tomura to disintegrate the subordinate.

Eight precepts-0

Suddenly, Overhaul's subordinates crash in. Seeing that both of their organizations have suffered casualties with the deaths of their respective members, Overhaul ceases fighting and will talk to Tomura again after he calms down. Himiko and Twice want to kill Overhaul for murdering Magne, but an equally angry Tomura stops them. As he walks out, Overhaul throws a business card at Tomura's feet and tells Tomura to call him again after he has calmed down and thought about the organization he wants to build.[30]

Quirk and Abilities

Disintegration (崩壊 Hōkai?): Tomura's Quirk allows him to disintegrate whatever he touches with his hands. However, the disintegration will only occur when all five of his fingers touch the target, indicating that the activation of the Quirk is not voluntary. As such, Tomura is often careful with his hands when touching objects he doesn't want to destroy.

Overall Abilities: Tomura appears to be a powerful villain, as he was able to fight Shouta Aizawa (who is an Underground Pro Hero) without struggling and was even able to damage him. Tomura is one of the leaders in the League of Villains and as such has almost total command over his subordinates.

Keen Intellect: Tomura possesses a sharp mind and is analytical, being able to quickly realize Eraserhead's weaknesses in combat and taking advantage of them. He is able to deduce the workings of his opponents' abilities simply by observing them in action.

Enhanced Durability: Tomura was able to take a point-blank blast of Katsuki's Quirk, sustaining little to no damage.

Enhanced Speed: Tomura appears to be able to move very quickly, as he was able to appear before Asui in an instant.

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
5/5 A
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
5/5 A
Cooperativeness
 
2/5 D
Tomura's stats, according to the Official Character Book


Battles

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

Relationships

All For One

All For One is Tomura's teacher and the one who saved Tomura in his childhood as well as grooming Tomura to be his successor;. Ever since then, Tomura looked up to All For One. All For One is very committed to his role as Tomura's teacher and giving him the opportunity to grow and think for himself. All For One was happy to see Tomura think and lead for himself after his Vanguard Action Squad captured Katsuki and decided to stop the Pro Heroes and Police Force from apprehending him. Through numerous parallels, it become clear that Tomura's relationship with All For One is similar to Izuku's relationship with All Might, as they show concern for each others safety.

Izuku Midoriya

Izuku and Tomura mutually despise each other; Tomura despises Izuku for his admiration of All Might (someone he hates) while Izuku doesn't agree with Tomura's villainous actions. During USJ, Izuku saved All Might, which caused Tomura to take an interest in Izuku as shown when he watched Izuku's match during U.A.'s Sports Festival. Later in Kiyashi Ward Shopping Mall (Wookiees), they unintentionally met each other again, so Tomura decided to talk with Izuku about the difference between him and Stain. After hearing Izuku's thoughts on the matter and before leaving the shopping mall, Tomura declared that the next time they met, he would show Izuku no mercy.

Kurogiri

Kurogiri is loyal towards Tomura, doing whatever he orders. Tomura appears to value Kurogiri, considering him to be important during the League of Villains's attack on the USJ. While Kurogiri generally follows Tomura's orders, he will also act against his will if he believes that Tomura is acting too hotheadedly such as stopping him from attacking people he considers valuable. Kurogiri also occasionally talks over Tomura for the same reason, acting like somewhat of a mentor. He appears to understand Tomura's inner thoughts and behaviors, and therefore attempts to act with Tomura's best interest in mind. He may have been put in charge of Tomura by All For One to help oversee his growth.

Noumu

Because Noumu doesn't have the ability to think for himself, Tomura is the one ordering him around.

Stain

Tomura met with Stain in the League of Villains hideout. However, their meeting did not go well; Tomura hates Stain for his attitude and preaching while Stain appears to have a bit of respect for Tomura because his goal is ideal in building a better world similar to his, but doesn't like his childish attitude.

At Hosu, Tomura attempted to undermine Stain's reputation by attacking Hosu with three Noumu's and taking credit for the attack. However, the plan backfired as it didn't work to undermine Stain, but instead made Stain more infamous, which infuriated Tomura. Tomura doesn't like anyone who looks up to Stain as seen when he tries to attack Dabi and Himiko for mentioning him.

Trivia

  • The characters in his name are composed of "死" ( shi?, lit. "death"), "柄" ( gara?, lit. "handle, grip"), "木" ( ki?, lit. "tree") and "弔" ( tomura?, lit. "funerals"). His birthname is composed of the kanji "志" ( shi?, lit. "intention"), "村" ( mura?, lit. "village"), "転" ( ten?, lit. "revolve"), "弧" ( ko?, lit. "arc").
  • Tomura's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
  • Tomura refers to the hand covering the front of his face as 'Father'. The reason behind this has yet to be revealed.[6]
  • Tomura's stats are "DAAAD" which is a reference to his "Dad".[31]
  • Kohei Horikoshi revealed that he found drawing inexpressive hands extremely difficult. He stated that he was on the verge of tears every week due to having to draw a certain character which we are left to assume is Tomura.[32]
  • Tomura appears to suffer from an excoriation disorder due to his compulsive need to scratch at his neck.

Quotes

  • (To himself) "Create a world without All Might. And cause enough destruction to show them all how fragile their justice really is. From this day forward… that’s my conviction. It’s all about All Might."[33]

References

  1. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88, Page 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 69
  3. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 13, Pages 16-19
  4. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 16
  5. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 17
  6. 6.0 6.1 Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 18
  7. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 19
  8. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 20
  9. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 21
  10. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 26
  11. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 38
  12. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 47
  13. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 49
  14. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 50
  15. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 51
  16. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 56
  17. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 57
  18. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 68
  19. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 84
  20. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 85
  21. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 86
  22. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 87
  23. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88
  24. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 89
  25. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 90
  26. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 91
  27. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 114
  28. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 115
  29. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 124
  30. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 125
  31. MHA Official Character Book Ultra Archive: My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive
  32. Volume 2 author's note.
  33. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 69, Pages 18-19

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