A few characters selected from My Hero Academy witnessed a massive increase in strength thanks to awake. It is true that any character can train their aptitude to become stronger after a while, however, only a few awaken their gift after going through extreme situations. put their lives in danger.
Even if it hasn’t fully explained what the odd awakening is, the manga has shown at least five characters experiencing one. There are differences in their awakening, but all involve strong emotions and a life-or-death situation. Now, this new mechanic has included them in the list of the strongest characters in the manga.
While Geten’s quirky awakening takes place offscreen, he’s one of the first characters to have it. Originally, his Ice Ply allowed him to teleport the ice electrically and that was it. This is already a powerful workaround, but it still depends on whether there is a supply of ice nearby, which is unlikely to happen spontaneously or even if you are in an urban environment. city like city. However, when fighting Dabi in Deika City during the battle between the Criminal Alliance and the Meta Liberation Army, there seems to be an unusual amount of ice available for Geten to manipulate.
The Ice Quirk user then revealed his full power: he evolved from merely moving ice to changing its shape and temperature. By manipulating its temperature, Geten can freeze liquid water from small shards of ice, increasing the amount of ammo available to him. The full scope of this ability was shown in Chapter #230 of the manga, where Geten revealed that he had frozen Deika City’s entire water supply. Geten’s oddity is so strong that it turns Dabi, one of the strongest members of the Criminal Alliance, against the ropes. In the end, however, he was overpowered by Shigaraki, who also awakened his powers in the same part.
4 Himiko Toga
During the fight against Miss Curiosity from the Meta Liberation Army, Himiko Toga becomes the first member of the Criminal Alliance to awaken their oddities. Fans are all too familiar with the basic form of her joke: if she drinks someone else’s blood, she can transform into them for a while. This oddity made her dangerous enough thanks to Toga’s infiltration ability. But the awakening allows her to also mimic the quirks of the people she transforms into. Toga discovered this when using Uraraka Ochako’s gift to defeat Miss Curious in chapter #226 of the manga.
With this new ability, Toga’s destructive power increased exponentially. With the right blood sample, she can reach a level of destruction comparable to Dabi or even Shigaraki as shown in The Final War. By copying Twice’s workaround, she becomes one of the biggest threats to the heroes: Her clone army overwhelms both pro and student heroes, and rage Hers seems unstoppable. In fact, Toga nearly killed Ochako during their battle after stabbing her in the stomach.
3 Uraraka Ochako
The most recent odd awakening happened to a student and ended up leaning towards the heroes. Uraraka’s odd awakening was shown in chapter #393 of the manga and is the only thing that can stop Himiko Toga’s clone attack. The biggest weakness in Uraraka’s workaround is that she needs to touch her object with her hands to make it float. This is a big deal as it’s hard to move multiple targets at once, and she also has to get close enough to each one to touch it, making herself extremely vulnerable to ranged attacks.
However, her awakening neutralized this weakness. Similar to Shigaraki, Uraraka’s awakening allows her to hover over targets she didn’t directly touch before. Instead, anything that comes into contact with something she used her aptitude for will receive the same effect. Suddenly, her melee skill received a great boost by expanding its range, and during the battle with Toga, the young hero was able to quickly destroy the clone army. However, the cost is great, as Uraraka has to be close to death to reach her full potential, leaving her powerless for the rest of the battle.
2 Shigaraki Tomura
As the leader of the League of Villians, and the successor to All For One, it makes sense for Shigaraki to have one of the most powerful awakenings in the series. In its basic form, his Quirk is dangerous enough, nearly killing Eraserhead more than once, but it also has the same weakness as Uraraka: both are close range Quirks. However, during the battle with Re-Destro, Shigaraki was unable to close the gap between himself and the enemy. So, after reviving his traumatic past, Shigaraki unleashed his full potential. His Decay skill can now extend beyond the original target he touched and cover a large area.
When the manga first shows Shigaraki’s awakening in chapters 238 and 239, Deika City is left in ruins as a result. Later, in chapter #271, Shigaraki once again causes destruction upon awakening from his coma, healing all wounds from his previous battle. This time, countless heroes perished, unable to escape his Decay range. Since then, Shigaraki has grown rapidly, becoming the biggest threat facing the world today and putting Japan under lockdown. Only heroes who can avoid the ground will be able to face him without immediate danger, but the last member on our list can do this without issue.
1 Izuku Midoriya
Like Shigaraki, Deku has evolved at lightning speed since awakening his powers. In the beginning, One For All is a power that surpasses the power of all previous power holders over the current user. But after the incident during joint training with Class 1-B shown in chapter #211 of the manga, One For All’s true potential was revealed: it surpassed not only the accumulated strength but Deku’s. It also inherits all the skills of the previous user. Furthermore, he also has the ability to enter an alternate plane where he can “talk” to past quirk holders, acting as a guide to the latest quirks of the universe. Deku.
Now Deku has seven quirks at his disposal and is close to reaching his full potential. The only thing holding him back right now is his own body, as it’s still not ready to handle One For All, let alone six additional quirks. However, Deku has found a way to work around his current limitations. He has always had a high combat IQ, and that shows in his final battle with Shigaraki. With Fa Jin and Transmission, Deku can unleash extremely powerful attacks without endangering his body, while combining Float and Black Whip, he can ensure that Shigaraki won’t touch anything. any surface, permanently nullifying the antics of the wicked.
So far, we’ve seen many other characters who are also about to wake up to their quirks. One could even argue that Bakugo’s ultimate attack against Shigaraki or Todoroki’s ultimate called Phosphor are forms of quirk awakening. However, compared to the powerups that the characters on this list receive, they are barely enough to be considered an awakening. Undoubtedly, more characters will soon achieve this feat, expanding the list My Hero Academy characters with wake up quirks.