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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 School.

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 chaps 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

In a meeting with other Pro Heroes, Snipe listened as a member of the police force spoke about the unwilling civilians injected with Trigger. A member of the police force explained that the people in question were more of victims than villains. While Endeavor argued that they should be treated as villains, 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.[1]

Synopsis

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

U.A. Teachers vs. League of Villains

Snipe and the U.A. Faculty arrive with Tenya

Snipe is among the faculty reinforcements that Tenya Iida brings to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint. When the heroes all arrive, Snipe uses his Quirk to shoot many of the villains, including their leader, Tomura Shigaraki.[2]

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

After the attack on the U.S.J, U.A. High School 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 Naomasa 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] Snipe watches the U.A. Sports Festival alongside the other teachers. During the Obstacle Race, Snipe mentions that it is best to avoid the giant robotic villains, but they are easy to hit if you can land a smart shot.[4]

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 do not regret their choice.[5]

Final Exams Arc

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 Stain. He goes on to say that robots were originally used for the entrance exams to avoid complaints about injuries, but notes they are not challenging enough.

Toru Hagakure gets angry at Snipe

Toru yells at Snipe for touching her inappropriately.

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.[6] 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. Suddenly Toru handcuffs Snipe, taking him by surprise. His initial reaction causes him to accidentally 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.[7]

Abilities

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.

Quirk

Homing (ホーミング Hōmingu?):[8] 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.

Stats

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 modified 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 & Events

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. Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals Manga: Chapter 6+ Alpha.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 20 and Episode 13.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 22 and Episode 14.
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 16.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 46 and Episode 26.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 61 and Episode 34.
  7. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 36.
  8. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.

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