Thanks to My Hero Academia, anime fans worldwide have been wanting to have their own quirk now. This modern-day superhero anime which started out as a manga in 2014 has changed the whole anime scene and has never looked back since. After four successful seasons of high-level superhero brawls and anime action, fans surely have a list of their favorite My Hero Academia characters by now. The highly-layered story of MHA partnered with its well-detailed characters has earned the praise of anime fans all around the world. After all, its plot seems to encapsulate what we all want to be as normal people - starting from nothing and eventually gaining power. Browsing through the My hero Academia characters list may give you a reason to get more fascinated as every one of those anime heroes offers something cool. Can't wait to see a brand new season of your top My Hero Academia characters? We got you covered with our list of some of the top characters for your reading pleasure to help pass the time. Check it out below and tell us what you thought in the comments section.
It seems having a dark and traumatic past is an important requirement in becoming a hero. Pain and hardship build character, after all. Shoto Todoroki is a prime example of this type of hero and he very well may be the best and most interesting character on My Hero Academia right now. Unlike other characters in the show that have embraced and nurtured their quirk from an early age, Todoroki seems adamant in his denial of it. With the help of Midoriya though, he moves past his inner struggles and comes into his own powers and boy, what immense powers they are. Let's just say that when Todoroki fully develops his powers, he is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
You'd think that inheriting the One For All from All Might would immediately make Izuku Midoriya one of the best characters on My Hero Academia, and you'd be right about that. He is the main protagonist of the show, after all. More than that though, what makes him such an interesting hero is how he uses the amazing power that he has been gifted with. You'd think that will this strength and speed at your disposal, you're all set. That's not the case here. Midoriya shows he is an outside the box kind of thinker with the ways that he has come up to use his powers. They're unique, clever, and a lot of fun to watch.
Having Ochako Uraraka on this list is a kind of a no-brainer, don't you think? She is easily one of the most lovable characters in My Hero Academia and she's just a walking bundle of joy that brings positivity to everything around her. Her quirk is the ability to negate gravity for objects she touches. While it might not seem that useful in battle, she utilizes her power to great effect through clever and unique ways. She and Midoriya are the same in that regard. Another thing they both have in common is their eagerness to become better and improve themselves. You really can't help but root for her when she tries her best at whatever she does.
All Might is an obvious pick for one of the best characters in My Hero Academia, and he should be. There's no denying that he has a lot of similarities with Superman, from his powers to his sense of justice. That is probably one of the reasons why we like and relate to him a lot. The thing is, he is actually aware of this and it is obvious in his attempts to live up to his own reputation and the expectations of his fans and fellow heroes. It's actually such a deeply human concern for a hero, don't you think? Anyway, the guy's just cool and charismatic and that's enough to have him included in this list.
As the homeroom teacher of class 1-A's main characters, Eraserhead actually has a lot of screen time on My Hero Academia. Let's get the basics out of the way first. His quirk, while actually really useful, is limited in its application in battle. So, how come he's included in this list? Well, he is aware of his shortcomings and compensates for them by training his mind and body to give him an edge in a fight. Can we also just say that he has one of the coolest costumes in the show? That all-black ensemble and bright yellow goggles actually fit with his powers and personality. You could even consider him as a less broody and more mentor-like version of Batman.
Katsuki Bakugo seemed like the antagonist to Izuku Midoriya's protagonist when you first see him. He has all the makings of one, with all his constant and aggressive bullying and patronizing. As the show progresses though, you'll see that there is a lot more to his tough and gung-ho attitude than meets the eye. Their dynamic slowly shifts to that of rivalry and this is mainly due to the one thing they have in common, their admiration for their hero idol, All Might. He keeps on surprising us with his continuous growth as a person and as a hero. That's the reason why we think he is one of the best characters in My Hero Academia and we think you guys will agree with us.
Mina Ashido is basically the life of the party in My Hero Academia. She's a cheerful and easygoing girl who always has a smile on her face every time you see her. Oh, and did we mention that she's pink? So adorable! Her quirk, while being quite deadly, isn't exactly what you would call heroic or noble. She has the ability to excrete corrosive acid from her body. While this is bad news for her enemies, the same also applies to her friends and allies if she's not careful. Think "friendly fire". My Hero Academia is a show that's more than just quirks and superpowers. It's also about courage and heroism, and Mina Ashido has those in spades.
You can think of Stain as kind of a homage to the gritty anti-heroes that dominated the pages of comic books back in the 90s. Brutal, vengeful, with a loose moral compass, makes for a very messed up but also very intriguing character on My Hero Academia. That said, Stain does provide a unique take on your typical evil-doer stereotype. Instead of doing evil deeds for the sake of doing it and causing mayhem, Stain is fueled by something different. His actions are a direct result of his frustrations with the status quo in the world of heroes, vindictively questioning whether all heroes deserve their moniker and if they really are who they appear to be on the surface. It's all very philosophical and we love that about him.
The focus of My Hero Academia is, expectedly, on heroes but allow us to shift your attention to the show's villains for a second. Let's talk about one villain in particular named Twice. He has the ability to clone himself or anyone and anything he is familiar with. It's a quirk that is practically limitless in its application and is actually quite dangerous. Good thing he is a little cuckoo in the head. Oh, and his look. Come on, dude. It kinda takes a page out of a certain merc with a mouth's playbook, doesn't it? Twice serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of quirks if they happen to manifest in the wrong person.
There are more than 200 characters in My Hero Academia. This includes both heroes and villains, mind you. Now, obviously, not all of them are part of the main cast but still, that is a large roster of characters to cover. Speaking of the show, it's already in its fourth season, and there is still a long way to go. There is still a lot of training to do and lots of My Hero Academia villains to face. We don't know about you but we can't wait for the next season and see what it does next.
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