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"Plus Ultra, right? Then show me that Ultra!"

Yawara Chatora to Izuku Midoriya in "Day Two"

Yawara Chatora ( (ちゃ) (とら) (やわら) Chatora Yawara?),[2] also known as the hero Tiger ( (とら) Tora?), is a Pro-Hero and member of the Wild, Wild Pussycats.[1]

Appearance

Yawara is a tall, muscular transgender man with short brown hair and a small triangle shaped beard. He has blank white eyes with black markings surrounding them. Tiger wears a brown version of the Pussycats' hero costume.

Gallery

Personality

Yawara is a very macho, strict and intimidating man who almost always has a fear-inducing aura surrounding him. At the same time, he maintains the same level of goofy eccentrics as his teammates.

Tiger's personality

Tiger's intimidation.

Tiger appears to take the duty of training U.A. High students very seriously. Almost everyone he encountered among the students was immediately intimidated by his presence. He is unafraid to push his students, even inviting them to break their muscles so they can grow back stronger. He does not tolerate any slacking off, and is willing to physically punish students who are not "Plus Ultra".[3]

Tiger also has a caring side, being very adamant about protecting both his students and teammates. He became enraged at the sight of Pixie-Bob's assault at the hands of Magne.[4]

Synopsis

Forest Training Camp Arc

Pussycats

Wild, Wild Pussycats.

Students from U.A. High travel to the Pussycats' reserve to train over the summer. Tiger and the Wild, Wild Pussycats introduce themselves to Class 1-B on the second day of camp. While the girls introduce themselves by explaining their Quirks, Tiger says that he has the ability to defeat and dismantle anyone in a fight.

Tiger instructs all power-up and strength-oriented students to train with him and already has Izuku Midoriya stretching repeatedly. He confronts Izuku and asks him to attack, easily avoiding and countering Izuku's attempt to land a 5% Detroit Smash and sending him flying into a tree, noting that his muscles are not ripping apart yet, thus not getting stronger. He continues training and encouraging Izuku, while Kota Izumi silently watches them from behind a tree.[5]

The next day, Tiger catches Izuku talking his teacher Shota Aizawa. He confronts Izuku and says he is not going beyond. That night, he and the others notice the mountain has been set on fire, and are caught off guard when Pixie-Bob is attacked by Magne and Spinner. Izuku tries to rush to her side, but Tiger cuts him off and faces off against the villains.[6]

Once Kenji threatens to kill Pixie-Bob, he says that he will not let him. After Shuichi interrupts them and introduces himself, Yawara angrily reprimands him for scarring Ryuko's face.[4]

Pliabody

Tiger restrains Magne.

Both Tiger and Mandalay fight Kenji and Shuichi respectively. When Kenji sees Shuichi having trouble dealing with Shino and uses her Quirk to pull Shino towards her, Yawara lands a surprise punch on her, freeing Shino from her grasp. He then punches her again, but this time Kenji manages to block his attack. While getting up, Shino informs Yawara that she cannot communicate with Ragdoll, which she considers strange since she normally answers her immediately.[7] Yawara continues fighting Kenji and holds his own,[8] managing to immobilize her by wrapping his arms around the villain. Yawara and Shino plan to take in Kenji and Shuichi, but Kurogiri appears and rescues the two villains.[9]

Hideout Raid Arc

Tiger finds Ragdoll

Tiger rescues Ragdoll.

Two days later, Yawara joins the Police Force and a large number of Pro Heroes in the rescue operation of Katsuki Bakugo. Yawara states that his teammate Tomoko was kidnapped by the Vanguard Action Squad and that he will rescue her; he notes the League of Villains has a number of hideouts instead of one.[10]

Yawara, Mt. Lady, Best Jeanist, and Gang Orca infiltrate the partially destroyed warehouse and apprehend all the Nomus while Yawara rescues Tomoko. Hakamata informs Naomasa Tsukauchi that the warehouse has been cleared.[11]

Yawara attempts to speak to Tomoko but she is unresponsive. Suddenly, All For One appears in the shadows and apologizes to Yawara, explaining that he stole Ragdoll's Quirk. Before the Pro Heroes can act, All For One destroys the warehouse while damaging the surrounding area.[12] Hakamata reacts quickly and manipulates his fellow Pro Heroes' clothes, causing Yawara to be reeled back, allowing him to survive All For One's attack. However, Yawara is still heavily injured by the attack.[13] While Edgeshot and Endeavor assist All Might, Yawara rescues the trapped civilian whom All Might was protecting in order to alleviate his burden.[14]

Pussycats comfort Tomoko

The Pussycats are reunited.

After All Might defeats All For One, Yawara returns home. The Pussycats comfort a crying Tomoko after her hero license was suspended due to losing her Quirk.[15]

U.A. Cultural Festival Arc

When the Pussycats visited U.A., Yawara and his team introduced themselves to the students again before giving them chocolate his friends made. He apologizes to Katsuki for not properly protecting him when he was kidnapped, but the latter tells him not to worry himself.[16]

Abilities

Enhanced Strength: Yawara has enhanced physical strength. While it is unknown precisely how strong he is, he was strong enough to apprehend and defeat the notorious Magne.

Quirk

Pliabody (軟体 Nantai?, literally meaning "Soft Body"): Yawara's Quirk allows him to stretch and flatten his body.[9]

Stats

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


Trivia

  • Yawara's name contains the characters for "tea" ( cha?), "tiger" ( tora?) and "soft" ( yawara?).
  • Yawara is a transgender man. Assigned female at birth, he transitioned in Thailand a long time ago, bringing his external appearance and social presentation in line with his masculine internal identity.[2]
  • Yawara's favorite things are his teammates.[2]
  • Yawara's voice actor, Shinnosuke Ogami, also voices Death Arms, another Pro-Hero.

Quotes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 (p. 5-6) and Episode 41.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 9 (p. 68), His real name is revealed.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 (p. 6-8) and Episode 41.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 74 and Episode 42.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 (p. 4-8) and Episode 41.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 73 and Episode 41.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 75 and Episode 42.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapters 77-78 and Episode 43.
  9. 9.0 9.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 81 and Episode 44.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 86 and Episode 47.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 87 and Episode 47.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 88 and Episode 47.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 89 and Episode 48.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 93 and Episode 49.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 96 (p. 2-3).
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 184.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 (p. 6) and Episode 41.

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