Top 10 Boku No Hero Academia Characters

The Top Ten

1 Shouto Todoroki

He's the deepest character with the best character development and background. Not to mention despite his dark past, he's still kind and caring towards everybody, and he has a funny side to him as well. He's also determined and badass, and is the one who suffered the most and trained the hardest. I truly think that he should be the one to become the greatest hero after everything he's been through, and I wish All Might had given One For All to him instead, since to be honest he deserves it the most. - Goku02

I didn't pay attention to him much at first. I just thought he was a guy who was smart and lucky enough to have such a powerful quirk. But he is a very complex character and his past was terrible. He deserves to be one of the best heros.

In my opinion he is one of the most complex characters throughout the whole story. His character development is amazing, at first I really didn't pay attention to him except for his quirk being impressive due to season 1 not paying much attention to him yet. But after the Sports Festival and his fight with Midoriya, and seeing his backstory and upbringing I became attached to him and his story. Despite initially being cold, distant, and calculating Shoto has shown that he is also gentle, kind, observant, insightful and ironically funny with his obliviousness to certain situations. His relationship with Midoriya is one of the reasons why I'm so rooted to the story due to how much he has shown care for him and has shown pure dedication and support to him due to Midoriya practically changing his whole life for the better (he even admits how special Midoriya is to him to his mother in one of the light novels) while also not sugarcoating his flaws for him or anyone's for that matter (he's ...more

He has daddy issues, but is getting over them, we get to meet his family soon and he's edgy

2 Izuku Midoriya Izuku "Deku" Midoriya is a fictional character and the protagonist of My Hero Academia, a manga series written by Kohei Horikoshi.

Izuku is most selfless and caring person in the entire series. He's intelligent and an incredibly developed character. His instinct to put others before himself is something that greatly motivates his dream to become a hero. The story holds so many well developed and interesting characters, but Izuku is the perfect protagonist. He's not your typical jock, not the mysterious quite boy with the dramatic child hood (We all know who that's is) He's the shy, determined underdog that no one really expected to be able to kick so much ass. The boy who proved everyone wrong when people doubted his capabilities, but simply because it was dream since he was child- an element of innocence, which is rather refreshing. He saves the people who doubted him, who bullied him, he saves who he can because that's what is most important to him. But he can be badass, powerful hero when he wants to be - it's the perfect balance. But he fights at the cost of his body- going out of his way every time to save ...more

The reason I think izuku midoriya should be in the top ten because he is 1. Caring and always puts his life on the line 2. He tries his hardest no matter what 3. He wants to encourage others to do the right thing 4. His actions encourage other to do the right thing 5. He tries hard to become the best hero 6. He is smart and tries to figure things out even in the weirdest moments 7. He never gives up even if they're is no hope 8. He doesn't let his anger git the best of him 9. He think carefully about his quirk and tries not to use is arms that much and also tries not to go above eight percent 10. He is strong but never to careless.

To some people Izuku May seem like a loser who got lucky, but no, he always gives everything 110 percent and caught up to his classmates in a very short time even though he got his quirk just a while ago and the others have had theirs for years!

Izuku is soo adorable and cute. He is baby. I love him so much, also he is very smart too.

3 Katsuki Bakugou

NOW DIE!. In all seriousness Bakugou deserves to be the strongest hero. He started the series as a bully and his rude arrogant nature made everyone think he would become a villain. Yet when the Villian talk to him he told them off. Bakugou is strong, smart, proud and strives to be the best pushing himself hard to reaches his goals. He want to become The undisputed strongest hero in his own way. I hope he overcomes he people issues character flaw and reaches the top of the hero ranks.

My top favourite character. He struggle through a lot and learn from his mistake, and accept Izuku as a friend (rival) through their complicated history to UA. He cares much of others, and is talent in everything - cooking, music, academic, combat etc. A cute tsundere which got a bad boy appearance with his attitude and low pants but sleep early like a good boy internally and teaches his friends before exam. Polite to elders, adore All Might, and guilty when All Might retire after the fight.
I can't clearly describe how much I love him and how good is Katsuki, but I adore him and looking up to him become number 1 Hero in future.

I can relate to his home life he has a really strong cork and could become the number one hero and also he's my baby so back off

One of the Best Character in the series, with Best Character development through out the anime
This guy is much more better than that cry baby Protagonist

4 Toshinori Yagi

All mightu is all the types of super hero's in the modern day world that we know and love and put all into one, he keeps a level of composure and seriousness but still the adaptivity in any situation to randomly make you laugh. I think its cool how he picked Deku to take on the power because he saw himself in Deku. Not only is he a symbol of Peace, but he is the symbol of what everything means to truly be a Super Hero

"United States of Smash! " That's one of the best names for an attack ever

The number one hero deserves number one. He is basically superman if he was well written and interesting.

He needs to be higher, this is Dad Might we're talking about here people

5 Eijirou Kirishima

Kirishima is a strong relatable character, has a lot of problems with low confidence but still try's to make everyone else happy and never fails to boost the group up. He is always cheerful with a smile plus very loyal, and how can we not love our Hardening Boy who can even befriend our Blasty Boy Bakugou!

He's a precious cinnamon-roll. Fight me

I have ALWAYS loved Kirishima’s personality and character. I had already read the portions of the manga where he started to really get some much deserved attention (as well as Mina. Man, do I ship them! ) and it has finally come out through the anime now, so I. Am. PUMPED! He has mentioned his insecurities about his quirk very little until season four, where he revealed just how self-conscience he is about his quirk and what his abilities are (by the way, thumbs up to both Toshiki and Justin for their portrayal of him; they both captured the emotion of his scenes from season 4 episodes 8 &9 SO WELL! ), finally coming to grips with the fact he CAN be a hero if he works hard enough. I just love this character so much! Hope we get more development as the manga and anime continue!

He's an absolute cinnamon roll and probably one of my favourite characters as he's friendly enough to even befriend Bakugou. He's enthusiastic and joyful nearly all the time and that is just great in my opinion. He definitely deserves more character development accompanied with screentime. His quirk is rather interesting, at least that's what I think. They could have easily just made him have the power of creating rocks but then they made it even more interesting, which I absolutely adore. So yeah, long comment short, Kirishima is great and anyone who disagrees can fight me.

6 Ochako Uraraka

I've seen a few comments saying that's she's nothing better than fangirling over deku, but that's really not the case. Uraraka doesn't necessarily "Fangirl" over deku. Liking him was natural. She's a teenager, it's normal. And I feel like people are actually missing out the point that she thought her feelings for her was affecting her hero training, and decided to push them down? It shows true character development for her and tells us that she cares about becoming a hero.

I've also seen comments saying that she's a good-for-nothing character with bad development. I understand why people would think this. They COMPLETELY forgot about her after season 2, which is upsetting. We didn't get to see much screen time from her. It shows why people would think she's useless. But trust me, she gets better. I've read a bit of the manga and she's a complete badass! She shows that she actually wants to be useful to deku, and it makes her stand out.

Over all I really like Uraraka and ...more

She's honestly pretty impressive and uniquely uses her quirk

She the sweetest and always caring for others and she would be great for deku to date

She's an adorable angel and such a cinnamon roll I love her she's too pure and precious

7 Tsuyu Asui

She may be a frog, but she is best girl all the way. She would never hurt anyone and if she thought she accidentally did she would tell very bad. She is so nice to everyone, even people who don't deserve it, like a certain grape pervert I know of.

I hope I get to see her fight more and get new skills and maybe adjust her outfit a bit, also give her more lines on the show and if not give her more screen time.

Her voice kind of annoys me but her personality is pretty cool

I love her so much, from the motherly tendencies she has to the bizarre way of being, she's all-around an absolutely amazing character

8 Shouta Aizawa

Very serious personality, but at the same time kind of childish. It's kind of difficult to explain but he is just one of my top 10 favorite characters..

The dad who acts like he doesn't care till he shows that he does care

Aizawa, in terms of strength, is really powerful. I mean, he can steal the quirks of other people just by looking at them - and he has the combat skills to go along with it. Plus, Aizawa is really kind. Some people might think of him as some strict teacher - and he does have a strict side, when it is revealed that he is known for expelling his entire class - but he also has a kind side too. This is shown when he lets Momo Yaoyorozu carry out her plan in order to let her and Todoroki pass the exam. I think he is the strongest teacher in U.A (excluding the I-think-is-a-little-overrated All Might).

Plus, I love how he loves to sleep in a sleeping bag, in the middle of a class he himself is TEACHING! I always get a good chuckle from that.

He should have said yes to ms joke when she asked him to get married..

9 Tenya Iida

His an amazing character I like how he admire his brother and he can be very strict because he is worried about his friends his also a good class representative and he is serious but very funny at most of the times and I really like him his my favorite character!...these are my thought for him

I love both Tenya and Shouta but since Tenya is farther down on the list and is so underrated, I just had to pick him. This boy had to go through so much like he almost lost his brother, his own life, and he's clearly so ashamed of everything that happened with Stain. Of course, a lot of people have chosen to ignore this. You would think that since he's the 2nd smartest student in class 1-A, attractive, strong, and also almost became a villain that people would pay more attention to him. But nOpe! In all honesty, Tenya is actually an amazing character and deserves so much more.

Very smart, strict, student. I really LOVE Tenya because he's awesome in so many ways. His past is well, sad but I'm impressed he grew up and brushed it all off, unlike Shoto ;-;. But then stain had to exist._.).

I really think his character development is excellent! His appearance, just everything.

He is the best, such a good boy so responsible and kind. He really makes me happy

10 Denki Kaminari

Kaminari! My boy is in the top 10! He has such an incredible power, that could be used for some pretty radical attacks out side of just plain shocking people. What I would love to see, is a Kaminari centered episode, where we find out more about why he wants to be a hero, and what his motivation is behind using his quirk for fighting, when it could be used in much more ordinary and mundane ways. I think that as he gets more character progression, he will start to get more competent in his abilities and gain confidence in himself. I really wanna see him get more screen time and more epic attack’s in the series too (much like what happened to Jay in Ninjago with season 10 and 11), supporting his classmates and friends no matter the cost. And does anyone else agree with me that ChargeBolt is by FAR the downright, most EPIC hero name out of the litter?!?!

He's the perfect amount of goofy topped with dare say it... Electric personality. His smile lightens up the room. He's awesome, very strong. I just love him so much. Makes friends easily, kind hearted and welcoming.

Other than his quirk, Its good to know an idiot like him can also be able to enroll in a academy of gifted students. It makes me feel good about myself.

Need more screen time really funny character always makes me laugh when on screen

The Contenders

11 Momo Yaoyorozu

Need more screen time and love her quirk and was a useful character from the 1st movie two heroes

She deserves better she is an underrated character in the series especially given the fact of what she wears so people judge her cause of that but she is really smart and nice and is personally my favorite character

She is really smart and has a great quirk!
Best girl in the whole show!

I love her. She needs a little more respect around here. PUT HER IN SEASON 4!

12 Fumikage Tokoyami

I really like his quirk, it's so unique and the personality Dark Shadow has during the daytime is amazing

Look past his bird-head and realise how incredible this guy is. His control over Dark Shadow is awesome, his dedication is amazing and I'd love to see more of him.

He's underrated once you get past his bird head you realize he's powerful with an amazing quirk.

His character has so much development throughout the seasons and its amazing

13 Kyoka Jirou

Pretty epic girl right here! Love her character and wanna see how her powers are used in the future. Would LOVE to see some more boom box like development from her!

Jirou is basically me. When she gets annoyed by Kaminari I'm like "mood'. When she just chills and listens to music I'm like "mood'. Basically, she's an all around mood and she's amazing.

Her quirk is awesome in multiple ways (stealth and brute force) even though it's unexpected. She's a good person who wouldn't let anyone mess with her and the way she deals with situations (like USJ and her final exam) makes her an amazing hero.

Absolute favorite character. Jirou is the best character, similar personality as me, cool quirk, etc. "My hero Academia" has NO hero without her. She really should be in top 5!

14 Tamaki Amajiki

I can relate to him and so can other people, he's shy but cute, strong and has nice hair, he's not very good with socialism like lots of people.

To be honest he has one of my favorite quirks in the entire series. I also feel like he may have a mild form of autism (which is not a bad thing) making him feel even more relatable.

Most relatable character in the whole series! I love him a lot my baby boy! His quirk is amazing probably one or powerful/useful quirks in the whole series!

Ahh! He's so cute and I can't stop fangirling! Baby boi has got an amazing quirk and is just so cute!

15 Dabi

DABI IS TOUYA TODOROKI AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE MY MIND! (He's also hot but no one would even try to change my mind about that)

He is a todoroki and no one can change my mind! And his quirk is really powerful(also hot guy)

Hot boi with awesome quirk. He's one of the best villains ever written in fiction and he has a mysterious backstory which will probably make me cry. This guy definitely deserves more screentime.

Cool quirk, cool design and a very cool voice actor on both the sub and the dub

16 Tomura Shigaraki

THIS IS OBVIOUS he is powerful, and does his best to reach his goal. Has anyone seen the cover of the new book with white hair shigaraki with books all over his face? I hate it

My favorite league of villain! :O

He may be a villain but I love him in many ways. He's just so precious and adorable to me! Especially in season 4 he just looks so soft.

Most characer development in the series.
Also original to have a villain start off weak

Hot as heck. He's been through so much, abusive parents and nobody saving him. I LOVE HIM!

17 Yuga Aoyama


So I personally think Aoyama has to be my 2# favorite. Sure, lots of fans kind of find it creepy when he stares into the camera and acts all full of himself and all, but I LOVE it. He's one of those character who truly expresses himself with no shame unlike most anime characters and that's the kind of development I admire very much.

NONONO I just read the end of book 18 Yuga is a STALKER of Deku He weirdly fed Deku cheese. Its HIS true colors, this is not Toga. Even YaoMomo cannot change my mind.

The greatest most badass character ever
"Never stop twinkling"

My sparkly cute best Boi!
I love his standouty yet shy and timid personality.
He is so cute I love that smile

18 Yu Takeyama

She looks awesome. I wish she had a better role than being fanservice. - girlcool

big lady

That was my debut

Mt. Lady is best girl

19 Kai Chisaki

He basically has the most useful quirk ever, even with his twisted mindset he's still the best villain in the series

He is honestly q good villan and even though he used his daughter she is to powerful. #kais cult

His quirk makes him one of the best

Legit Antagonist.

20 Mei Hatsume

Fun fact if you translate to English it says nails so she born to build (and make commercials inside the tournament)

When it comes to attitude and having unique persona She instantly wins, none of the others manage to make Ochako annoyed in the way that She does, and most other character interactions are unique

She is amazing

An engineer in a hero anime, she's cool

21 Inko Midoriya

She’s such a cinnamon bun and the most underrated character please protect her.

Pure Mama Midoriya is best girl and no one can tell me otherwise.

This absolute Cinnamon Roll deserves love and affection!

Mama Midoriya is TOO PURE!

22 Mirio Toogata

He is the hero figure. Honestly I prefer Mirio over Izuku become the main character, he is so hardworking to work through his quirk which is so poor and pretty useless at beginning.
So chill and heroic in saving Eri too, honestly underrated.

I fell in love with Mirio the first moment I seen him. His appearance is very unique and same with his quirk! I adore his confidence and being the social one! Defiantly my number 4 spot!

Funny, thoughtful, knows when to feel sad and can help anyone, and we can see his emotions

He is an father to Eri and I love that, and his relationship with Tamaki is beautiful

23 Stain

What type is his blood and also what if he licked his own blood

Oh this guy is just amazing one of MHA BEST villain and characters he show he's resonse and why he is THE hero killers.I was mad to the fact he got DEAT by three kids, I exctremly wish he come's back in the series and interac with Toga and the league of villains.Bring back the man Stain

Best boy

Must be number 1

24 All for One

Boku no Hero Academia's version of Darth Vader, only he's more powerful. - Baconshark

god of sex

I love him so much

Goddess of sex and inko

25 Hizashi Yamada

This man is a pro hero, radio show host, and an English teacher at a Japanese school. He fights crime by screaming "YEAAAH", and is just a great guy. He needs more appreciation.

If my friend knew how low he is, she'll be pissed He is da best, reminds me a lot of Jacksepticeye, and he's fun! Whats not to love

ARE YOU READY?! his funny and his powerful perspnaloty makes him more awesome. he need more love

Cockatoo man

26 Eri

So adorable kid, really I want to have a daughter like her, so cute..

I feel like she’s so powerful and has gotten through so much and is so strong and now she really deserves a better life.

Eri has a really depressing backstory, but she’s so sweet and brave. I hope she has a major role to play with that amazing quirk of hers!

When she’s more in the show ever one will love her and we have the same bdays so

27 Itsuka Kendo

You need someone to keep monoma in line also she’s like the big sister of class 1b

Kendo is the best

Most overrated character

Sass and class

28 Gran Torino

Used to think his name was grand tostito - AnimeIsCoolMaybe


Strong jiji

29 Mina Ashido

She's fun easygoing and best female character in My Hero Academia

She's funny cute and most my favourite character in My Hero Academia

She's my most favourite character ever

Mina's the best character by my opinion - Kirishima

30 Hanta Sero

Okay, like what doesn't this dude get much screentime, he's just so awesome. His quirk may seem basic but he cooperates with it, which is very cool! His development and personality is very chill and I like chill.

Boi needs more screentime, people don't know how hard it would be to become a hero with a quirk like this but he seems to manage perfectly fine. He's smart and hardworking and have you SEEN his mobility? Also he's definitely the rational one in the Bakusquad we stan

So underrated, he's actually such an amazing character and deserves more looove

Absoulte best boi, needs so much more screentime and background

31 Himiko Toga

She's strong, cute, and determined. Yeah, she's a little... or a lot insane, but that just adds to her amazing personality! I bet if she was a hero, she'd be atop this list. But sides don't matter! Let's just appreciate this beautifully crafted creature.

She is very pretty and is unique. Instead of planning revenge or whatever the other villains want to do, she is out there calling people 'her type' and stuff. Now, I know she doesn't mean they are actually her type but, its cute in a way and gives her much more personality than all the other villains. Sometimes I don't get why there's other villains because they don't show emotion, are they depressed or something? I mean, no hate and I'm not trying to offend anybody but, I don't get why the others are so 'important'.

Why is toga so low?! she's an adorable little feral creature who likes to cut people. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?! (bonus she says "cut" people instead of kill what a family-friendly guy)

I don't quite understand why she is 19.
She is one of the most popular villains in my opinion.
She is a Yandere.
She is cute
She is strong
She is fast
She is creepy

32 Koji Koda

he is such an underrated character he needs more screen time

Sooner or later he will his own arc and he will show to all idiots, who hate him, that he is a powerful character!

The purest boy of the manga, and if everyone say the opposite... then they're all wrong

What are you joking I love him but he is afraid of bugs and also he has a lot and I mean a lot of pets

33 Hawks

My favorite character. can't believe that he is so underrated

He is a new hero from the manga he has big wings that make him fly and do the hero work for him, he says whatever he likes but his design is simple amazing to look at it.

I love one sassy bird man

I love him - KittyWolf

34 Mezou Shouji

Shouji is a baby and I love him, he's used to being scary to people so he WORKS for it, he wears a mask to keep people comfortable, he always puts others before him and I think people forget that he really makes a great hero.

He is my favorite character in my hero academia I wish I could know why he hides his mouth

He is a really awesome character, defiantly my top 5 favorite MHA characters. I just really don't understand how he doesn't get much attention nor does he get that much screentime. He is just an awesome person with a unique quirk, personality, etc. If only I knew why he wore a mask because as an anime watcher only and I don't read the manga at all, spoilers ahead warning. In the last episode in season 3, Nejire asks Shoji why he wears a mask and he said these key words, "Well in the past.." But then she just HAD to interupt my boy like come on! That's why I kind of hate Nejire :p.

I love him so much this dude needs more love nobody mentions him and it's sad peps LOVE THE DUDE OWO

35 Sir Nighteye


Best boi

36 Nejire Hado

An airheaded kid like myself, an awesome quirk, gets serious when neccisary.

One she awesome character and has a great personality and for two she would be the best match for izuku hands down

First of she is adorable and she has the personality of my bff

She's beautiful! - NaruHinaBlaze1

37 Tensei Iida (Ingenium)

He must be a bad person because Stain wanted rob kill people and Stain only kills people that are heroes for the wrong reason so I do not like him

Iida our great and glorious leader.
We should be building walls and statue in his name.

Who wouldn't love him?

38 Kurogiri

I care about every single one of the villains more than I care about myself

Now this is a villain who knows what the most important factor of a villain:

A dapper appearance. - Baconshark

By far one of the best villians ever. He seems to have a pretty deep history and he has impeccable manners despite being a villain. He tries to watch over Shigaraki to advising him to good decisions, so he is a somewhat mentor to the boy. His quirk is awesome and makes him to near invincible. - Sentimental

Needs to be higher - zrobbins

39 Ms. Joke

She's a cool character and definitely deserves more attention.

Funniest teacher, should have more attention.

Haha. Very funny

40 Mashirao Ojiro

he is such an underrated character he needs more screen time and he's cute so bonus points

This boi gave up on the sports festival because he thought he didn't deserve it. This boi held his own in the fire zone during USJ, while others almost got defeated with multiple allies. This boi wAGS HIS TAIL WHEN HE'S EXCITED. He's a plain guy but he doesn't need to be flashy to be remembered. He needs more damn screentime.

I have to say, Ojiro. Imagine, you're in a world where EVERYBODY has quirks, including you. Most of your class have emitter types, while a few have mutants and transformation types. That's Ojiros life. Even the other mutants get more recognition because of their quirks! (Sero has tape, Tsuyu has frog, Iida has engine, you get my point). Ojiro? Ojiro has a tail. And I hate to admit it, but it seems plain in the world of BNHA, where Izuku can literally blow holes in walls with a punch, and Bakugou can create explosions from his hands. Ojiro should be higher! He was accepted into the hero-course, for gods sake, with his tail! Sure, he may not have been top ten in the entrance exam, but still.
Not to mention, the use of his tail is actually incredible. He uses it to his advantage. Ojiro is the best boy, and deserves a role at the top. I know, you all love your edgy anime boys who are cold and quiet, but really, ya'll overlook characters that are incredible.

Precious boi I wanna pet his tail - chilinuggetuwu

41 Endeavour

I feel like this list is more based on the anime then the manga because in my opinion he gets a lot better over time.

Get this thing away from me

Endeavour is a interesting character in the series he is apart of a dark backstory and he is sure he can take down all might by also getting his son involved and he was more showing he can save people in the ending part of season 3 when he helped take care of some of the nomu's and he has a really powerful quirk which is apart of why he's #2 close to all might

42 Mitsuki Bakugo

Depending on how u spell it if you translate to English spelled bakugo it says staying language and if you spell it bakugou it is explosion so yes

I love her she is best mom in mha

43 Camie Utsushimi

Best girl cute sexy and amazing overall

She is just the best every since she called todoroki hot...

so HOT

She cool

44 Nomu

One sexy beast

He scream At top of his non existent lungs

Zombie birdo

A strong villain that all might couldn’t beat easily

45 Yo Shindo

UH hotly thotty

46 Ugne

What a brilliant character. - SpicyYurio

best boy


A villain hero who loves being gay and loves yaoi and yuri and hentai, Catch phrase -STOOOP- and -SHUT... UP-

47 Pixie Bob

I actually like Pixie Bob very much because she may not appear often but I love her.

48 Chico

"Umm... Hi Chico! I'm sorry little boy that you ended up on the wrong page. If you want to be a BNHA character, I'm sorry I can't change that."

49 Hol Horse

Hol horse good - AlphaQ

50 Inasa Yoarashi
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