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Top 10 Strongest My Hero Academia Quirks (Part 1)

The first person born with a Quirk in My Hero Academia was the Luminescent Baby. Born in Qing Qing, China, the baby emitted a bright light from their skin. After this moment people began manifesting powers called Meta Abilities. Society broke down as a result of this new era and superpowered criminals started terrorizing civilians. A understandable fear developed that evolved into a prejudice. In response to these criminals, vigilantes started to fight crime. All For One reach the peek of power during this era and used his Quirk to gather followers for his own ends.

When Chikara Yotsubashi was born he faced abuse and discrimination by society. His mother was supportive referring to his meta ability as “just a quirk.” Decades later she would later be credited as “the Mother of Quirks.” With the increased population of Quirk users (80%), society adapted creating the Pro Hero profession. Quirks can be diagnose by the presence or lack of an “extra joint in their pinky toe.” Quirks manifest by age 4 and can be built like muscles and can be overused causing drawbacks. Some Quirks can even cause the users lifespan to be shortened. They’re categized in generally three groups, Emitter, Transformation, and Mutant.

So which Quirk is the strongest? (I will only use Quirks currently in the manga).


10. Creation

Quirk Type: Emitter

The Quirk used by Momo Yaoyorozu allows her to materialize objects from her body. She can potentially reproduce any nonliving object regardless of complexity. Momo must know the “atomic configuration” of the object, then she imagines the parts, materials, then assembles the object. She can choose how much of the object she wishes to use. However, Momo needs time to create her objects. If she’s overwhelmed she can’t make anything. Her object she creates are limited to the amount of lipids in her body and the complexity.


9. Erasure

Quirk Type: Emitter

Shota Aizawa’s Erasure Quirk cancels the Quirk of anyone he looks at. By disabling the “Quick Facture” he prevents Quirk users from using their abilities. He only needs one part of his target’s body in order for his ability to take effect. Shota can target multiple Quirk users at once. This Quirk’s requires Shota to have the physical body in view. Furthermore, Erasure cannot work on mutant type Quirk appendages. Shota suffers from “dry eye syndrome” which limits the length of time he can use his Erasure Quirk.


8. Transform

Quirk Type: Transformation

Himiko Toga’s Transform Quirk grants her the ability to shapeshift into any person whos blood she has ingested. She can create a complete copy of the person (including the voice). She cannot replicate their personality and knowledge. The length of time she can transform is correlated with the amount of blood she consumed. Toga can mold the shape, texture, or “state of dress.” After her “awakening” Toga developed the ability to duplicate the Quirk of the person she transforms into. However, she cannot copy the knowledge of the Quirks she copies. Toga needs to know how the original user activates and uses their powers.


7. Explosion

Quirk Type: Emitter

Katsuki Bakugo’s Explosion Quirk allows him to “excrete nitroglycerin-like sweat from his palms and ignite it at will to create explosions of various sizes.” He can create massive shock waves destroying whatever he hits. Katsuki is largely unharmed by the explosion, though he does experience recoil. The level of power each explosion possess is corollate to how much Katsuki sweats. This Quirk is hindered by cold weather. If he uses his Quirk to much he will develop pain in his arms and shoulders.


6. Half-Cold Half-Hot

Quirk Type: Emitter

Todoroki inherited his Quirk from both his father and mother. He can generate ice, frost, and cold from his right and fire, flames, and heat from his left. Todoroki cannot manipulate fire or ice from external sources but he can create it. Shoto has two means of offense. From his right side he can decrease temperatures and create solid blocks of ice. On his left, Shoto can ignites his left side and generate large scale walls of fire. Overuse of his fire can result in dizziness. What makes Todoroki’s Quirk so powerful is his ice side can be used to counter the consequences of his fire.

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My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 21: The deranged smile of Himiko Toga

My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 21 opens with by exploring the ideology that was popular among metahumans, “the freedom to use their meta abilities rather than suppress them.” A man known as Destro formed the Meta Liberation Army from this ideology. However, the government defeated them resulting in the arrest and ultimately the dissolution of the MLA. From prison Destro wrote the book Meta Liberation War. The book is an autobiography that details his political views. He hates the government’s control over Quirks. Destro believes “the free use of Quirks is a basic human right.” The government and the public turned on Quirk users after the early emergence resulted in a “breakdown of society.” The police are a secondary force in the My Hero Academia universe. They generally act as clean up. They arrest villains after heroes defeat them.

There’s almost certainly crime from non-Quirk users however currently 80% of the population possess Quirks. The Pro Hero community fills the void, becoming vigilantes. The government decided to legitimize the hero community and permit the licensing of heroes. If the majority of citizens are Quirk users, then why are non-Quirk users in control at all? I expect that eventually the entire society will be run by Quirk users. Regardless, the MLA has targeted the League of Villains. In Deika City, the League is finally faces the massive MLA army. In the conflict, the League of Villains get separated. Himiko Toga is confronted by Curious (Chitose Kizuki), a reporter.

Ochaco just wants someone to love

Toga attacks Curious who uses her Landmine ability to blow her away. Her Quirk allows her to create mines out of anything she touches. She can detonate those “bombs” at any moment. Importantly these explosions aren’t deadly. Curious is intrigued by Toga’s story. She interviews Toga while they fight. Curious recounts Toga’s story, “oldest daughter of the Toga family, and missing since her middle school graduation.” Toga’s Quirk makes her an outcast. The Transform Quirk requires her to ingest the blood of others. It’s nearly impossible to imagine how she would use her Quirk in a way that’s not creepy. The society at large was always going to reject her. It has been theorized that her “twisted” personality is due to her Quirk. As a result, she finds the current world to be terrible. This is her primary motivation for joining the League of Villains.

Curious wants to understand Toga. She continues to prod her for information on her mindset. We see a news broadcast explaining the tragedy that resulted in Toga fleeing. She injured her classmate and began drinking his blood with a straw. Her parents called her a “demon child.” Overwhelmed, Toga flees while ingesting Ochaco’s blood. She envies, Ochaco’s relationship with Deku and wants to “get close to someone she loves too.” She then uses Ochaco’s Quirk, Zero Gravity, lifting Curious and her crew into the air. Toga receives the “ability upgrade,” that’s often reserved for the heroes. Unlike Ochaco, Toga is sadistic and let’s Curious crash to the ground, killing them.

Tomura gets a power upgrade

Most of this episode focuses on Toga, but we see Tomura Shigaraki kill a group of MLA members without his hands touching most of them. Tomura’s Decay Quirk is becoming more effective and dangerous. Its previous limitation was requiring Tomura to touch a solid object with all five of his fingers. If it can spread them the decay becomes nearly impossible to avoid. Tomura hasn’t slept much in the last few days and is becoming delirious. He barely seem to notice that his power has increase. Meanwhile, Dabi faces off against Geten. An ice user, Geten’s Quirk is unnamed but it allows him to “freely manipulate any and all nearby ice.” He can only manipulate ice, he cannot create it out of thin air, and if water or ice isn’t present in the surrounding environment he’s disadvantaged.

Dabi with his fire Quirk, isn’t afraid. Geten seems to dismiss the idea that Dabi will win simply because he can use fire. Geten claims that he’s been training his Quirk for far longer than your typical hero. I would be curious to see what is different about his training and what is taught outside the U.V system. As the episode closes, Skeptic targets Twice. Skeptics Quirk, Anthropomorph, allows him to create “human-sized objects and turn it into an exact lookalike of any given person.” He sends several puppets that look like Twice to trigger Twice’s mental health issues. They surround him as he tries to save Toga.