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Snake Hero "Uwabami" (スネークヒーロー ウワバミ Sunēku Hīrō Uwabami?) is a Pro Hero and celebrity.

Appearance

Uwabami is a curvaceous woman with long blonde hair styled in curly locks in the front and folded curls in the back pressed by a curved plate. She has golden eyes with vertically slit pupils. Her most distinguishing feature is the three snakes (a rattlesnake, a yellow King cobra snake, and a Japanese rat snake) protruding from her hair.

In her hero costume, Uwabami dons a maroon dress with scale-like details, matching shoes, and a choker, and golden snake-like bracelets on her wrists and ankles.

Personality

Uwabami fans

Uwabami's celebrity-like disposition

Uwabami posses a celebrity-like attitude, but mostly remains a calm level headed hero. She appears to prioritize her modeling jobs over her hero work and only chose to mentor two U.A. students because they were cute enough to be in her commercial.[1]

Synopsis

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Momo and Itsuka intern with Uwabami

Uwabami takes on Momo and Itsuka as interns.

Uwabami first appears when both Momo Yaoyorozu and Itsuka Kendo choose to intern at her agency. She informs them at heroes are able to have side jobs despite the controversies. She lets them know she's preparing a commercial, and Itsuka asks how this relates to her work. Uwabami says offered the young girls internships because they are cute.[1]

Momo and Itsuka spend the internship shadowing Uwabami as she attends photo shoots and interviews.[2] Later on, they all appear in a demo commercial together for "UNERI Hairspray". Uwabami says the commercial will air in a month, takes Itsuka and Momo patrolling afterward.[3] While out on patrol, Uwabami runs into a mob of her fans. She tells the girls that if they keep working hard, they can earn a fanbase too.[4]

Hideout Raid Arc

Following the fight between All Might and All For One, Uwabami helps conduct rescue operations alongside the police. She uses her Snake Hair to help locate victims trapped underneath the debris of destroyed buildings. [5]

Abilities

Charisma: Uwabami Is a celebrity hero and television personality who is considered quite beautiful and charming.

Quirk

Snake Hair: The tips of her hair are snakes that can be used through the senses. The senses allow her to locate enemies and quickly capture enemies hiding or running away. Although this quirk lacks combative ability, she strongly contributes to arresting villains.[6]

Stats

Power
 
1/5 E
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
4/5 B
Uwabami's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Trivia

  • Uwabami's design is based on the character of the same name from Kōhei Horikoshi's previous work, Oumagadoki Zoo.
  • Her name comes from "uwabami" (うわばみ, 蟒蛇?), which means "giant snake".
  • Uwabami seems to be inspired by Medusa – a beautiful woman in Greek mythology, who turned into a monster with living snakes in place of her hair.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 48 (p. 4) and Episode 27.
  2. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 28.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 32.
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 49.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6.

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