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Snipe (スナイプ Sunaipu?) is a Pro Hero and a member of the teaching staff at U.A. High.

Appearance

Snipe has the appearance of a typical western cowboy. His face is covered by a tan gas mask, but his dreadlocks can always be seen. He sports a brown cowboy hat that features a metallic plate with a stylized black "S" on it. Underneath his large red cape, Snipe wears a black sleeves jumpsuit with a white vest, separate sleeves, and brown gloves. He also wears yellow pants with his gun holster tied around his belt buckles and gray boots.

Personality

Snipe's mannerisms (including his accent in the english dub of the anime) are similar to that of a traditional cowboy. He appears to be very knowledgeable and always has something intelligent to add to every faculty meeting for the U.A. teachers.

History

A year prior to starting his teaching career Eraserhead was called into a meeting with Best Jeanist, Manual, Desutegoro, Snipe, Thirteen, Endeavor, Air Jet, Midnight, Ingenium, and Gunhead. They were there with an unnamed police officer to speak about the unwilling civilians injected with Trigger. The officer explained that the people in question were more of victims than villains. Endeavor argued that any public use of a quirk is illegal and that they should treat them as villains and let the police investigate the backgrounds of future captures. He said this is the only way to protect the innocent while not risking themselves through hesitating every time they see a knew enemy. All Might, who was not present, had his reply to the problem delivered by Naomasa Tsukauchi. He stated that he would assess the situation at the scene more carefully because as heroes they must not bring harm to innocent citizens. This was in direct opposition to Endeavor's answer greatly angering him.

Synopsis

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

Pro Heroes

Snipe and the U.A. Faculty arrive with Tenya

Snipe first appears when Tenya Iida brings he and the U.A. faculty to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint as reinforcements. When the heroes all arrive, Snipe uses his Quirk to shoot many of the villains, including their leader: Tomura Shigaraki.[1][2]

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

After the attack on the U.S.J, U.A. is closed for a day. Snipe and the U.A. faculty meet with Police Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi. The Detective informs them he was unable to find anything about Tomura or his partner Kurogiri. Snipe mentions that he injured Tomura, but the League of Villains will likely return after his gunshot wounds heal. All Might concludes that Tomura's behavior is that of a man-child and Tsukauchi adds that all of the villains who were apprehended were third-rate thugs that followed the League of Villains because they felt attracted to his childlike mindset.[3][4] Snipe watches the U.A. Sports Festival alongside the other teachers. During the Obstacle Race, Snipe mentions that it's best to avoid the giant robotic villains, but they're easy to hit if you can land a smart shot.[5]

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Following the U.A. Sports Festival, U.A. students receive internship opportunities from Pros hoping to draft them. While Shota Aizawa looks through the draft forms, Snipe notices him and comments that Shota should make sure the students choose carefully so they don't regret their choice.[6][7]

Final Exams Arc

Hagakure gets angry at Snipe

Toru yells at Snipe for touching her inappropriately.

Prior to Final Exams at the end of the first years' first term, Snipe has another meeting with his fellow faculty members. This time they meet to discuss changing the Final Exams format. Snipe states that having students fight robots is impractical if fights against villains are going to intensify in the wake of the Hero Killer. He goes on to say that robots were originally used for the entrance exams to avoid complaints about injuries, but notes they aren't challenging enough.

The students are put into pairs to face off with the students for the Final Exams, and Snipe faces off against Mezo Shoji and Toru Hagakure.[8][9] During their battle, Snipe corners Toru and Mezo behind stone pillars. Mezo runs out to distract Snipe, and the teacher shoots at his feet before warning him not to be hasty. Then suddenly Toru handcuffs Snipe, taking by surprise. His initial reaction causes him to accidently touch her chest with his elbow. Annoyed, Toru yells at Snipe for being perverted, but he pleads with her and explains it was an accident. [10]

Quirk and Abilities

Homing (ホーミング Hōmingu?):[11] Snipe's Quirk allows him to control the trajectory of his bullets to such a degree that he could shoot villains anywhere in the U.S.J from the entrance.

Marksmanship Specialist: Befitting his name, Snipe possesses exceptional aim, being able to accurately shoot Tomura in his arms and legs while his own allies were right next to him. As of now, it is unknown whether this ability is directly related to his Quirk.

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
6/5 S
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Snipe's stats, according to the Official Character Book


Equipment

Guns: Snipe possesses a pair of guns, which he is able to wield skillfully.

Smoke Grenades: Snipe possesses smoke grenades for concealing his movements or flushing enemies out of an area. These are also the reason for the gas mask on his costume.

Battles

Final Exams Arc

  • Mezo Shoji & Toru Hagakure vs. Snipe: Lose

Trivia

  • His name and appearance come from the hero Positive who changes his identity to Snipe in the My Hero One-Shot.

References

  1. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 20
  2. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 13
  3. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 22
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 14
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 16
  6. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 46
  7. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 26
  8. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 61
  9. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 34
  10. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 36
  11. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive

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