It’s no secret the world of My Hero Academia has a mountain of interesting, unique, and very powerful quirks. Quirks can range from Manga Fukidashi’s Comic allowing him to speak physical words into existence, to Tatami Nakagame’s Telescopic which essentially allows her to be a turtle without a shell. There’s no shortage of amazingly odd quirks in the My Hero universe, but today we’re going to take a look at some odd quirks, and their heroes that utilize them in very practical ways.
Shihai Kuroiro aka Vantablack’s Quirk: Black
Shihai Kuroiro is a student at UA High School in Class 1-B with a Quirk simply known as Black. Shihai’s Quirk allows him to essentially become one with darkness, and can move at incredible speeds through dark objects. Anything that is dark in color, whether that be natural or shadows, is open game! He’s even reached a point to where he can even move them along with himself, given that the object could move naturally before. “Okay, so he’s basically a shadow? It’s odd but how is it practical?” I’m glad you asked Fictional Question Asker!
Along with being (Plus) Ultra stealthy, allowing him to be great at recon and ambushes, he has one standout moment that really displays how truly powerful this Quirk can be. During the Joint Training Battle against Fumikage Tokoyami, the Class 1-A weilder of Dark Shadow, Shihai was able to somewhat merge with and control Dark Shadow. This is an incredible feat given the power we’ve seen from Dark Shadow from early on!
Seiji Shishikura aka Sisicross’ Quirk: Meatball
Seiji Shishikura is another student, but he attends Shiketsu High School, the only school that can rival UA’s prestige. Seiji sports one of the weirdest Quirks regardless of practicality, both in usage and in name. Seiji’s Quirk is known as Meatball. Yes. It’s strange. It’s odd. Quite frankly, it’s down right disgusting. He controls raw flesh. This allows him versatility in usage of his own body by giving him the ability to detach, shape and remotely use his flesh for offensive and defensive purposes. “Okay, so like Arms Fall Off Boy from DC Comics?” That’s a very obscure reference there, Fictional Question Asker. In essence yes, but that isn’t the most odd or effective part of Seiji’s Quirk.
In a fashion similar to Majin Buu, Seiji can launch pieces of his flesh to engulf his opponents. However, instead of absorbing them for power, he molds them into little gross balls of flesh. This is highly incapacitating as can be seen in the Provisional Hero Licensing Exam when he renders Kirishima essentially useless by turning him to a red headed blob that fit in his hand. He was eventually defeated by the UA duo of Katsuki Bakugo and Denki Kaminari.
Tamaki Amajiki aka Suneater’s Quirk: Manifest
Now you might see this picture if you are unfamiliar with UA’s Big 3 and screaming to yourself, “What in the Lovecraft?” Well, let me tell you about Tamaki Amajiki and his Quirk, Manifest. No this isn’t a case of another anthropomorphic hero or hero’s with a specific animal’s qualities. (No disrespect Froppy) Tamaki’s Quirk allows him to literally display characteristics of whatever he’s eaten. It doesn’t end there, he can actually manifest multiple different food sources at once. “So, he’s food?” Okay, now you just sound cynical, Fictional Question Asker. Yes and no. He can take the particular characteristics of something he’s eaten and utilize the ones best suited for any given situation.
He actually has a Super Move he’s dubbed Chimera Kraken. This one is when he actually manifests as much power from the octopus he’s eaten to lash out with eight massive tentacles. As weird as it is to manifest food into actual powers it’s incredibly effective, as seen in his fight with three members of the 8 Bullets during the Shie Hassaikai Raid. There’s another Super Move he has utilized in the manga, but I’ll leave a little mystery for the anime watchers out there.
Minoru Mineta aka The Fresh Picked Hero: Grape Juice’s Quirk: Pop Off
Behold the mighty Minoru Mineta! Minoru’s Quirk definitely fits the bill for this list and is aptly named Pop Off. Minoru is the quirky (no pun intended) comedic relief character of UA’s class 1-A. His Quirk, however weird it may be, is no laughing matter though! Minoru’s Quirk allows him to pull purple balls from his head that stick to literally anything except himself. Think of it like a magnet. Minoru and the purple balls are one pole and everything else is the opposite pole. The balls grow back immediately, but there is a massive downside. If he plucks too many he starts to bleed from his head and it becomes painful. This was actually one of the focuses of his training, to toughen his skin. “Okay, so you’re say-” Yes, I’m saying he’s sticky Fictional Question Asker! It goes beyond that though.
When the League of Villains attacked UA, Minoru was in the shipwreck zone with Izuku(Deku) and Tsuyu(Froppy), and he was obviously the least likely to make an impact in the confrontation. This idea is reinforced when he goes into panic mode. Alas, when Izuku commits to one act of bravery and hits a Delaware Smash in the water, displacing it, Minoru begins rapid firing his balls into the water. This, of course, causes his head to bleed, but the large amount of them in the water getting pulled in to the middle of the strike with the villains rounds them all up. Good job Juice!
Tsunagu Hakamada aka Fiber Hero: Best Jeanist’s Quirk: Fiber Master
Tsunagu Hakamada is far more than just a fashion icon. He is the Fiber Hero: Best Jeanist! Tsunagu’s Quirk Fiber Master is not only odd and unique, it’s also pretty niche. It’s a pretty self explanatory Quirk, but let’s talk about it. Tsunagu has the ability to control and manipulate threads in fabrics. “So, why jeans?” Ah, very good question Fictional Question Asker. Not only is denim a stronger fiber but Tsunagu’s Quirk works best with it. It’s also really bad with sweats. So, yes, he controls fibers in clothing, but you may be thinking that strong villains can break right through denim. Like others on this list, it’s just not that simple! Through all of his training, he has even been able to manipulate non-clothing fibers including carbon fiber and steel fibers.
All-for-One doesn’t even want to steal this Quirk, citing it’s difficulty to master. Speaking of All-for-One, this is where the practicality of this odd Quirk really shines. Tsunagu was able to use his Quirk to actually bind and subdue All-for-One. It may have been a temporary solution, but it truly shows just how useful this particular quirk can be. Don’t forget about his Super Move, Blackout Bind, a move in which he uses fibers to choke someone unconscious. Practical and brutal!
There are so many amazing and unique Quirks throughout this series. Quirks like Hanta Sero’s Tape, Rikido Sato’s Sugar Rush, and the really strange Moonfish’s Blade Tooth. Aside from Quirks the show has provided heart wrenching moments, feel good episodes, and a multitude of emotional scenes that always have us coming back for more!
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