Strongest My Hero Academia Villains by Quirks Ranked

My Hero Academia is a popular shounen anime set in a world where more than 80 percent of the population has quirks. This superhuman society is divided into heroes and villains. MHA has several powerful villains that keep the story interesting and thrilling.

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Villains are the essence of any action series or movie. Without villains, there will be little to no reasons for heroes to exist either. No matter how hateful these characters are, they are the sole reason for adding thrill to the series.

Especially in an anime and manga series like My Hero Academia. The whole plot is about heroes fighting villains. The story centers around the life of a high school student who studies in the world's most prestigious school for the hero course.

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So, in a superhuman society where more than 80 percent of the world's population has special abilities, commonly known as quirks, people turning into either heroes or villains is something inevitable. Here is a list of all the villains in My Hero Academia, ranked based on their quirks.  

34. Daruma Ujiko

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Quirk: Life Force

Affiliation: League of Villains

Kyudai Garaki, also known by his pseudonym of Daruma Ujiko is the most faithful servant of All For One. The two have been partners for decades. Daruma is responsible for All For One's long life span. His quirk doubles his lifespan but costs his strength and stamina. He gave his real quirk to All For One and kept a copy for himself. Daruma is currently over 130 years old.  

33. La Brava

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Quirk: Love

Affiliation: Independent

Manami Aiba, known by her villain name La Brava, was the partner of Gentle Criminal during the U.A. School Festival Arc. Her Quirk allows her to boost the power of those she loves.

The amount of power that person receives is based entirely on the intensity of her love. Aside from her quirk, she is exceptionally brilliant in hacking and was able to hack into the U.A. security system.

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32. Giran

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Quirk: Muddiness

Affiliation: League of Villains

Kagero Okuta is a broker affiliated with the League and works as a scout to find new recruits for them. His quirk allows him to cause minor amnesia to his opponents by making with the latter's head. This causes their memories of the previous and next five minutes to be hazy and vague.  

31. Mimic

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Quirk: Mimicry

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Joi Irinaka, known as Mimic, is the general manager of Shie Hassaikai. His quirk allows him to transfer his own body and mind into solid objects and manipulate them as he would his actual body.

Normally he is only able to control an object as large as a refrigerator. However, during the Shie Hassaikai Arc, he injected himself with the quirk-boosting serum and was able to control the entire base of Shie Hassaikai.

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30. Shin Nemoto

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Quirk: Confession

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Despite not being exceptionally strong, he was one of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai and was always together with Overhaul due to the former's intellect and quirk. His quirk allows him to force his targets to answer truthfully after he asks them a question. He is also able to deteriorate their morals mid-battle due to his speech power.

29. Rikiya Katsukame

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Quirk: Vitality Stealing

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

One of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai, Rikiya attacked from the outside of the base to stop the villains from entering. He was defeated by the combined efforts of the Ryukyu squad.

His quirk allows him to siphon away other people's stamina by inhaling their strength away from them and then use the stolen stamina to increase his own size and strength.

28. Yu Hojo

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Quirk: Crystallize

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Yu Hojo is one of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai and working together with Toya Setsuno and Soramitsu Tabe. He was given a purpose in life because of Overhaul so he was unconditionally loyal to the latter, just like the rest of his teammates. His quirk allows him to create sharp and durable crystals from his skin that can be used for both offense and defense.  

27. Toya Setsuno

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Quirk: Larceny

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

He is one of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai and joined the Yakuza group because Overhaul lent him a helping hand. He fought against Suneater alongside Yu Hojo and Soramitsu Tabe. Suneater was able to defeat the three of them together. Toya's quirk allows him to relocate an object from someone else's possession.  

26. Soramitsu Tabe

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Quirk: Food

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Soramitsu is one of the Eight Bullets, working directly under Overhaul. He was assigned to stop the heroes if they managed to enter the base. His quirk allows him to bite, chew, and digest anything he wants. He is extremely fast when attacking so it catches his opponents off guard.  

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25. Curious

Quirk: Landmine

Affiliation: Meta Liberation Army

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Chitose Kizuki was the executive director of Shoowaysha Publishing and a member of the Meta Liberation Army. Her quirk allowed her to grant explosive properties on anything she touches. She can trigger the explosions at will. The explosives are not very strong but can be damaging if they are used in numbers.

24. Spinner

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Quirk: Gecko

Affiliation: League of Villains

Shuichi Iguchi, commonly known by his villain name Spinner was part of the Vanguard Action Squad and was one of the people Stain ended up inspiring. He later became a lieutenant of the Paranormal Liberation Front and served as a commander for the Vanguard Action Support Regiment: Brown alongside Mr. Compress.  

23. Deidoro Sakaki

Quirk: Sloshed

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Deidoro is one of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai. He was responsible for stopping the heroes from reaching Overhaul. He was defeated by Mirio's ultimate move. His quirk allows him to cause nearby people to experience dizziness and inhibit their sense of balance.

22. Gentle Criminal

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Quirk: Elasticity

Affiliation: Independent

Danjuro Tobita, known by his villain name Gentle Criminal, was once an aspiring hero but was later expelled from the school due to a mistake in judgment that cost the life of a person. He later became an independent villain and an internet celebrity.

His quirk allows him to grant the characteristics of elasticity to anything he touches. His quirk allows him a major advantage in battle as he can manipulate everything in the surrounding area and use them to his advantage.    

21. Hekiji Tengai

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Quirk: Barrier

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

One of the eight bullets of Shie Hassaikai, Hekiji was one of the antagonists in the Shie Hassaikai Arc. He attacked Fat Gum and Red Riot during the heroes' raid at the base of Shie Hassaikai. His quirk allows him to materialize a nearly impenetrable dome-shaped forcefield around himself at a range of his choosing.

20. Himiko Toga

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Quirk: Transform

Affiliation: League of Villains

One of the main members of the League, Himiko is a major antagonist throughout the series. She was the main antagonist of the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc.

Himiko became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front and served as a commander for the Vanguard Action Intelligence Regiment: Carmine alongside Skeptic.

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19. Twice

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Quirk: Double

Affiliation: League of Villains

Jin Bubaigawara was one of the major antagonists in most of the arcs in the series. He was first introduced in the second season as a part of the Vanguard Action Squad and then became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front. His quirk allowed him to create two copies of anything or anyone at the same time.

18. Trumpet

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Quirk: Incite

Affiliation: Meta Liberation Army

Koku Hanabata, commonly known by his code name Trumpet was formerly a leading member of the Meta Liberation Army and then became a lieutenant in the Paranormal Liberation Front. His quirk lines his voice with an electromagnetic pulse that gives a power boost to others whom the user finds worthy leaders.

17. Skeptic

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Quirk: Anthromorph

Affiliation: Meta Liberation Army

Tomoyasu Chikazoku, also known by his code name Skeptic, was previously a board member of the Meta Liberation Army and then became a lieutenant in the Paranormal Liberation Front. His quirk allows him to take a human-sized object and turn it into an exact lookalike of any person he wants.

16. Chronostasis

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Quirk: Chronostasis

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Hari Kurono, known by his villain name Chronostasis is Overhaul's assistant and a very powerful Yakuza. His quirk grants him arrow-shaped hair that depicts the short and long hand of the clock. He hits his targets with his hair and slows down their movements drastically.

15. Magne

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Quirk: Magnetism

Affiliation: League of Villains

Kenji Hikiishi, known by her villain name Magne was a member of the Vanguard action squad. Despite her appearance, Magne was a woman and had a very powerful quirk, Magnetism. It allowed her to magnetize the people around her and push and pull others based on her opponent's gender.

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14. Mr. Compress

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Quirk: Compress

Affiliation: League of Villains

Atsuhiro Sako, commonly known by his villain name Mr. Compress, was the commander of the Vanguard Action Squad alongside Spinner. His quirk wasn't necessarily powerful, but it gave him an advantage during the battle since he was able to compress both living and non-living things regardless of their sizes.  

13. Moonfish

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Quirk: Blade-Tooth

Affiliation: League of Villains

Moonfish is an insane villain who has little to no sense of awareness. He was a serial killer before he joined the League. He was one of the members of the Vanguard Action Squad and was defeated by the combined forces of a few students of class 1-A.

12. Muscular

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Quirk: Muscle Augmentation

Affiliation: League of Villains

Gojo Imasuji, known by his villain name Muscular, was temporarily affiliated with the League of Villains and was arrested shortly after. He was one of the members of the Vanguard Action Squad and the person responsible for the deaths of two popular pro heroes named Water Hose.  

11. Kurogiri

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Quirk: Warp Gate

Affiliation: League of Villains

Kurogiri is one of the major villains of the series since season 1. His warping quirk was the only reason the League was able to pull off a bold move such as attacking the U.S.J. It was later revealed in the series that Kurogiri is a Nomu created from the corpse of Oboro Shirakumo, the high school friend of Erasure and Present Mic.

10. Kendo Rappa

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Quirk: Strongarm

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Kendo is one of the Eight Bullets of Shie Hassaikai. He attacked Fat Gum and Red Riot along with Hekiji during the heroes' raid at the base of Shie Hassaikai. His quirk allows him to rotate and move his shoulders at such an incredible speed that his punches become strong enough to break through Kirishima's ultimate move.

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9. Geten

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Quirk: Ice Manipulation

Affiliation: Meta Liberation Army

He is one of the nine Lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front and a former member of the Meta Liberation Army. His quirk allows him to create various, sophisticated ice as well as use that ice to lift himself through the air. By infusing his ice into water sources and lowering the temperature, Geten can drastically increase his power.  

8. Stain

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Quirk: Bloodcurdle

Affiliation: Independent

Chizome Akaguro, commonly known by his villain name, Stain is one of the major villains of the second season. He was responsible for the death of several pro heroes. Stain claimed that heroes today only work for fame and money instead of using their powers for the good of the people.

However, he wholeheartedly admires All Might and his ideals. His quirk, Bloodcurdle allows him to temporarily paralyze people by licking their blood.

7. Re-Destro

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Quirk: Stress

Affiliation: Meta Liberation Army

He is a Lieutenant of the Paranormal Liberation Front and the CEO of the Dentnerat Company. Before joining the Paranormal Liberation Front, he was the Grand Commander of the Meta Liberation Army. His quirk Stress, allows him to convert his anger, stress, and frustration into raw power that can increase his strength and size.

6. Hood

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Quirk: Multiple Quirks

Affiliation: League of Villains

Hood is a remodeled Nomu, who appeared in Fukuoka, a city in Kyushu and the hometown of the number 2 hero, Hawks. He randomly attacked Hawks and Endeavor while they were done having lunch in a restaurant. Hood terrorized the city but was ultimately defeated by Endeavor with the help of Hawks.

5. Overhaul

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Quirk: Overhaul

Affiliation: Shie Hassaikai

Kai Chisaki, commonly known as Overhaul is the adopted son of the former boss of the Yakuza group Shie Hassaikai. Overhaul was the major antagonist of the first half of season 4. His Yakuza group was taken down by the joint raid of several heroes.

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4. Dabi

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Quirk: Cremation

Affiliation: League of Villains

Dabi is one of the strongest members of the League. His quirk, Cremation, allows him to release blue flames from his body that burn at a temperature of 2,000 degrees Celcius. It was later revealed in the series that Dabi is the supposedly 'dead' eldest son of Endeavor. His original name is Toya Todoroki.

3. Gigantomachia

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Quirk: Multiple Quirks

Affiliation: League of Villains

Gigantomachia is the ace of the League. He is the former bodyguard of Tomura and is very faithful to All For One. He was responsible for the death of several heroes during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.

2. Tomura Shigaraki

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Quirk: Decay and Multiple Quirks

Affiliation: League of Villains

Tomura Shigaraki is the adopted son of All For One. However, the latter only adopted him to take revenge on All Might, who is the successor of Tomura's biological grandmother, Nana Shimura.

Tomura originally had a quirk called Decay that allowed him to rot anything he toucher. However, before the Paranormal Liberation Front, Daruma Ujiko did surgery on him and gave him multiple quirks.

1. All For One

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Quirk: All For One

Affiliation: League of Villains

All For One is the primary antagonist of the series and the strongest character. Despite having his face destroyed in a fight against All Might, he appears to be a man of 40 or 50 years of age. However, he has been terrorizing the world from the shadows for over a century.

His power allows him to steal the quirks of others. After that, it is his choice whether to use the quirk as his own or pass it down to someone else. All For One has an unknown number of powerful quirks at his disposal.  

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