Best My Hero Academia Villains

A villain list is here! A villain list is here! Ladies and gentlemen, after having greatly binge-watched the entirety of My Hero Academia up to the latest episode of Season 3 on Crunchyroll, now I feel obliged to make a list that hasn't been made yet for My Hero Academia. And that is its villains! From who was once the most powerful villain in Japan who controlled it from the shadows of his villain empire known as none other than All for One to his brainwashed and creepy successor Tomura Shigaraki, villains come in many designs and personalities in this universe. Whether they be villains who simply want to destroy the superhero society structure or are believers in the ideology of the Hero Killer known as Stain, there are villains galore. That said, this list will count down the best My Hero Academia villains.

Feel free to vote and add to this list.

P.S. If you want to check out the list for My Hero Academia pro heroes, be sure to check out the list of Best My Hero Academia Pro Heroes.
The Top Ten
1 Tomura Shigaraki

No. Tomura is terrible. Even though he's a villain, he isn't that likeable. Whenever he doesn't get his way, he throws a temper tantrum and complains about everything. He complains about stain all the time, and the only funny thing about him is his utter patheticness. - -w-

My favourite character of my hero Academia! I love his character development and he has a really tragic backstory.

Tomura is just straight up a boss and he is pretty creepy to be honest with you all.

He's a creepy badass with weird hand on his face. What more do you want?

2 Himiko Toga

I love toga from her cuteness and the way she acts
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her backstory insertrestng Himiko was born as the eldest daughter of the Toga family. When she was a child, likely due to her Quirk, Himiko showcased a rather disturbing and morbid interest in blood. She once brought a dead, bloodied bird to her parents and cheerfully asked them if it was "pretty," which in turn scarred and disturbed them.

Is she a murder yes but I like her cause she can be come anyone and at the same time she is a killer that looks innocent.

She is adorable, mean, nice, and so many other things I just love!

I swear she loves blood every time someone stabs Themself I drink there blood.

3 All for One

As influential as Stain's ideology was in-universe, one couldn't possibly forget to put All for One at the top spot on a list of the best My Hero Academia villains. Manipulative, calculative, chillingly calm yet intimidating, and daunting as a whole, All for One is undoubtedly the biggest threat to society in the world of My Hero Academia yet. Voiced by the legendary Akio Ohtsuka, All for One was once the most powerful villain in all of Japan. Maybe even the most powerful MAN in all of Japan if he could really rule an entire criminal empire beneath the shadows of Japanese society. Either way, he must really give Brushogun from Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo a run for his money if he was that powerful a villain in Japan! And I wouldn't even call this much of an exaggeration. Like I said, All for One is manipulative, so for him to have committed so many crimes manipulating his enemies shouldn't be surprising. What's really surprising is the extent of those manipulative crimes. All for ...more

Easily the best villain. Planned an entire prison break if the most secured prison.

A very powerful and cunning villain. He's my favourite character and he has my favourite quirk

4 Chizome Akaguro (Stain)

Easily one of the most interesting characters in the entire series, I loved the almost cultish ideology they created with "The Hero Killer." He wasn't even active much however he left such an impact on the entirety of society. Not to mention his powerful quirk paired with the work he put to be trained with weaponry as well. He's a sadistic murderer with a skewed mindset to kill- for an understandable but still unjustifiable ideology. He's an anti-villain-hero who simply wants the best for society, and for it to have strong, qualified leaders.

I would honestly vote for him above All for One because of his moral attitude. He's a sadistic murderer but he does kill for an understandable but unjustifiable reason. He's simply an anti-villain-hero who's out searching for someone who understands what it means to be a true hero. Eventually, he died doing so, but I loved the fact that he saved Midoriya's life. It showed that this dude had heart. Also, I have to say that he has has the most badass design of any character in the anime. He looks more like a villain from Bleach or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rather than a superhero anime.

And now we get to talk about my personal favorite villain. While All for One is the most powerful villain in My Hero Academia, Chizome Akaguro, aka Stain, is undoubtedly the coolest villain of all of them. I mean, just look at his backstory. He was once an aspiring student at U.A. who wanted to be a hero like any other student, but once he got to see the nature of the structure of the hero system, he felt betrayed and thought that the hero system contradicted what being a hero truly means. As such, he dropped out and honed his swordsmanship in order to train himself to use his Quirk to paralyze his enemies depending on their blood type by licking their blood and then either killing them or sparing them only to let them barely live and be crippled to spread his name and ideology around. Even so, while his views of what it means to be a hero are rather skewed, he does have his standards, as even he doesn't agree with the ways of the League of Villains along with the fact that the only ...more

I feel like he has a proper reason to be a villain, and it's a reason I agree with, he just went the wrong way at fixing the problem... he's also pretty terrifying. His character design is on point!

5 Dabi

I can already sense a lot of fangirls flocking over Dabi. Especially since his Quirk is similar to Shouto's in terms of them both possessing fire abilities. That said, Dabi is a rather serious but calm villain who joined the League of Villains to carry out Stain's ideology. While he was quick to try and kill Tomura before Kurogiri intervened, Dabi finally got his big break when Tomura finally realized his conviction and Dabi was able to kidnap Bakugou at the end of their Summer Training Camp attack. While he's aloof and mysterious with his origin and backstory unknown, only time will tell if Dabi gets more development as a character. Because he really is chill for someone with a fire Quirk.

Even if we know very little about him, his character design is one of the best. He is obviously very popular because of the theory he is the missing Todoroki sibling, Touya, which I completely believe, but you can clearly tell he has a very different personality and morals to the other villains. This is evident in the forest training camp arc where Aoyama- a future hero and someone who completely opposes Stain's ideology (which Dabi is known to support)- and leaves him alone after clearly seeing him. Any other villain would've attempted to harm him,
but Dabi simply let him be, proving that he does things for a specific reason

Dabi unlike most villains stays calm he takes in what he needs and uses it to fight, he is a very smart character with a story we all want to hear and of coarse have out theory's about. He is relatable because his problems with trusting others. He is in all a really cool hero.

Might be biased cause he's my best boy but oh well. We know so little about him despite the theories and his personality is different to any other villain in the series. I just really love him tho

6 Jin Bubaigawara (Twice)

I loved his character so much. His major role was obviously meant to be a comedic relief, however between both his backstory and personality you can't help for haves sympathy and build a small connection to him. Although his backstory was meant to be more funny than anything, the mental strain he most go through everyday because of it must be insane. Yet still, he really helps some of the most intense moments become lighthearted. I honest feel like if he wasn't steered in the wrong way, and perhaps his incident hadn't happened, he would have become an amazing hero. He is hilarious and and also kind of sweet, and tries to stay positive even though he's had such hard times.

You guys probably already had the first thing to pop in your mind when you saw Twice be Deadpool himself. Why? Because Twice is essentially an Affectionate Parody or Expy of Deadpool. While he doesn't play much of a major role outside of being the comic relief and being a part of the League of Villains' vanguard squad during the Summer Training Camp arc, Twice is still a fun character who, like most of the other vanguard squad members, have massive potential for character development. And whether he gets that character development or not, at least it's fun to see Twice have some sort of yin-yang complex where he says one thing and then says one thing that's the complete opposite of what he last said. He's especially fitting as the comic relief since not only is he an Affectionate Parody/Expy of Deadpool, but he's also the only funny guy in the vanguard squad. I mean, come on. Who doesn't like a parody/expy of Deadpool?

Twice is a beautiful character.

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He got so much character development before his death and, in his final moments, he just wanted to protect Toga and the love, who had accepted him for who he was. Hawks is still in my grey area for killing Twice.

I wouldn't say he is the best at being a villain, but he is one of my overall favorite characters. He helps some of the most intense and sad moments become lighthearted and just seemed like if he wasn't steered in the wrong way he would be an amazing hero. He is so funny and kind of nice to be honest, and tries to stay positive even though he has had such hard times. Sorry you're so low Twice! You are great!

7 Kurogiri

So we got the big three out of the way, so now it's time to talk about the ones in the remaining seven. Enter Kurogiri, a member of the League of Villains who might as well be Tomura's butler and somewhat of a secondary mentor to an extent. Kurogiri's Quirk mainly manifests as him being a huge mass of dark space that he can use to create warp gates, or portals to be more accurate, that can be used for combat, defense, and escape. Sounds like Kurogiri has a very versatile Quirk that's so good that almost every villain organization should aspire to have a member among their ranks with a similar Quirk to Kurogiri's. Also, it's really heartwarming to see Kurogiri genuinely caring for Tomura as if Kurogiri were the father or mother Tomura was never raised by. Also, it helps that he's always looking out for Tomura and keeping things under control when things don't go Tomura's way since prior to his character development, he still had the mind of a manchild.

Underrated quirk. Can drop someone from the sky and have them fall to their death. Warp them in the middle of a busy road.

I think that a warping quirk has a big advantage to all the other villains.

My fave character, great background sinister voice And overall evil persona, did wish for him to be leader of love tho

8 Chisaki Kai (Overhaul)

Come Season 4, My Hero Academia will be getting an OVERHAUL. That's right, my Overhaul fans. With Season 4 coming out next year, it's time to prepare ourselves for the rise of Kai Chisaki, aka Overhaul. I may not know much about him aside from some non-spoiling manga details on T.V. Tropes and his last few episode appearances in Season 3, but his calm and collected demeanor along with his husky voice (that's Kenjiro Tsuda, for you) already give me a great first impression of him. I honestly don't know how he's a divisive villain among manga readers, but if there's anything I want from Season 4, I definitely want the anime to bring out the best in Overhaul. Oh, and whatever you do, don't touch him.

I wasn't going to vote him because I hate him so much... Then I realized that's exactly why I HAD to vote him.

This guy pushed Deku to his limits physically and mentally, that's what makes him great.

He has done really bad things like hurt eri kill nighteye hurt Mario. His the best villain

9 Shuichi Iguchi (Spinner)

Okay, so I can't really say much about Spinner himself. He's mostly only known as a minor character from the vanguard squad established by the League of Villains that would attack the Summer Training Camp where U.A. was training at. So why would I put him on here if he doesn't stand out as much as the other members? Well, truth be told, maybe he does. Why? Because he's one of the few members of the vanguard squad that legitimately believes in the ideology of Stain and doesn't carry out his crimes out of pure sadism or revenge. Even if he was a minor character, it was arguably an Establishing Character Moment when he kept one of the other members of the vanguard squad from killing Izuku, because he was THAT devoted to Stain's ideology and knew that even Stain knew at heart that Izuku was a true hero through and through. And all of this from a reptile-like man who dresses like Stain in the name of his ideology.

Kinda cool but hate that people only acknowledge him to ship him with shigaraki

10 Gentle Criminal

Like the only redeemable villain in the whole series.

I feel bad for him

The only likeable antagonist in the anime so far - and he's a good guy

The Contenders
11 Muscular

Time to bring on the hate comments about this Complete Monster of a villain. The only awesome stuff about him? Well, his Quirk is simple yet powerful. He can expand his muscles to the point his muscle fibers can't be contained by his own skin so he can inflict massive and powerful hits on those he kills. As for the other stuff? He really is a Complete Monster. This was the guy who killed Water Hose, a married hero couple who owned a child named Kouta Izumi. This event impacted Kouta heavily so much that he practically just resented all people with Quirks since it was Muscular's fault his parents died and left him alone despite them having sacrificed their lives to save the lives of other numerous people. It wasn't until Muscular met Kouta face to face at the Summer Training Camp when he recently joined the vanguard squad for the League of Villains that Izuku would finally show Kouta the true value of being a hero by risking his life to protect him from Muscular. That said, Muscular is ...more

Made Izuku draw out his full power.

Strong crazy guy

12 Deku

Deku as a villain would be so cool because
if All might didn't give Deku one for all
he would've turned into a toga type of villain because obviously, he would be quirkless, or all for one would give him a quirk either way Deku would be the coolest villain.

I swear he is hot as a villain.

Villain Deku all the way

13 Mr. Compress

He can turn people into balls.

Cool strong guy...Nothing else

My favorite villain

He's hot so it's cool.

14 Nomu

Alright, I couldn't find any other major villains to put on here, so I had to resort to this. Now just to be clear, this refers to the ORIGINAL Nomu. As in the one who attacked the USJ building at U.A. in the first season. Until High-End, a more powerful Nomu capable of human intelligence, appears in the anime, no other Nomu could surpass the sheer power of the original Nomu. A thug-turned-mindless puppet, the original Nomu was the biggest threat to Class 1-A in during the USJ incident. It especially stood out since all the other villains were essentially just background characters that couldn't even hold a candle to the sludge villain that attacked Izuku and Katsuki in the first few episodes. That said, Nomu was at an advantage with its multiple Quirks, ranging from shock absorption to regeneration. But since it was shock ABSORPTION and not shock NULLIFICATION, All Might was able to eventually take advantage of this by going beyond his limit and pummeling that chicken head so hard ...more

I want to be my daddy

He's kinda cute

Big brain boi.

15 Endeavour

He mentally hurt me boi's feelings, so yeah. And physically hurt his mom. Also one thing he will never ever beat at might at is being the number 1 dad. Even if he's the number one hero.

He is always trying to pass All-Might, and uses Todoroki as a experiment and a toy. He has abused Todoroki's mom and him, He looks like one too.

He isn't a villain - -w-

He is a villain

16 Kendo Rappa

He's so determined, it makes me courageous!

17 Redestro
18 Bakugo

Even tho bakugo is a bully, it doesn't mean he's a villain!

He acts just like a villain.

I think Katsuki would be a great villain because he could gather info on the heroes

19 Toya Todoroki

I love the dabi theories

20 Mustard
21 Atsuhiro Sako (Mr. Compress)
22 Endeavor?
23 Giran
24 Moonfish

He's crazy, I love him.

25 Nine
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