Top 10 Boku No Hero Academia Characters

The Top Ten

1 Shoto Todoroki

He's my favourite character not just because of his looks, I love his personality and how he cares about his friends and he's always there for them. For me he had the best character development. First I didn't like him , I thought he only cares about himself, he was cold towards his classmates and everyone. But after the sports festival he changed! I love that he is making friends and I hope he keeps the same way!

The main reason I watched Season 2 of My Hero was for this Icy Hot love child. I was sad back in Season 1 because Shoto seemed like a VERY interesting character, yet had barely any time in the spotlight. So when I heard from a friend he had a more prominent role in Season 2, I basically said screw life for a few hours just to watch them, since I didn't watch them before because I had too much on my hands at the moment. Seeing his backstory made him my personal favorite.

Real quick though, he might not be on here, but people need to listen...

Stop. Hating. On. Mineta.

He might be weird and perverted yes, but he is also a very funny character and has his moments where he is a good hero for once. To save him and his friends during the Crushing of AU, he bled just to help them. Plus, at least people know his premises, unlike Nabel Lzar.

Yes Todoroki is the best, but I have more important things to announce. EVERYONE LISTEN UP. MHA/BNHA is #10 on the most overrated anime. People are treating this piece of art like trash, so I need my fellow fans to help me teach them they are so wrong! Check out that list, because it for shames this series way too much. They all act like they saw 4 episodes and said it sucked! LIKE BRUH! HELP ME! -Random Anime Crazed Girl

Despite of having an abusive father he grew up to be more Calm and Caring than all of them,Even After everything that happened to him He still Loved His mother The most. Even His Father is a bit of An Ass he was Worried to death with that Nomu Fight

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

He is extremely selfless and determined. Yet innocent and kind. He may not have the dark backstory that most heroes have. But he most definitely has the ability to act on his choices. He the correct judgement of a true hero as well. Midoriya is willing to sacrifice his body, in exchange to save someone. He KNOWS the consequences of saving someone, yet he still tries his best every time to save them. He is most definitely the best character, and the best hero. He may not have been able to smile at the face of danger as quick as All Might does, but he is going to make a fantastic hero one day. I for one, can't wait to see it.

Deku in my opinion is the greatest! He may be the main character, causing many people to root for him, but he provides an explicit example. Hard work isn't easily achieved, that's why it's called hard work! His passion to never give up is greater than any quirk. Shouto is at the top, but I feel it should Deku. Everyone loves a good backstory, which would give Shouto an easy advantage among others. Him being to mysterious can make him more intriguing. Deku shows that even if you're not someone special, you can excel just like the rest. Deku was the runt of the pack. Anyone else when watching feel super excited to see what happens next! Not to mention how funny he can be! I'm just a person commenting why I choose Deku. What do I know? Well, there's one thing I do know, and it's that Deku IS THE BEST!

The fact that he always had hope becoming a hero even though he knew he didn't have a quirk warms my heart. He so cute, selfless and super caring when he came to others in the entire series. What shocked me the most when I started watching the series is when he attempted to save Bakugou even if he didn't have a quirk and bakugou always treated him rudely. He's one of those boys with cute character features which I love the most about him! He's very smart and I feel like he will become a great hero in the future!

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 there 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.

3 Katsuki Bakugou

First, he's Lord Explosion Murder, I mean already you can tell he's a lovable guy. But all jokes aside he has some of the best character development in the show! He goes to not having any control over his emotions, to actually being able to keep them together. For example, when he asked All Might about Midoriya when he came over to Bakugou's house, Younger Bakugou would've probably challenged all might or something, but he kept control kinda. Well Kirishimas boyfrie- I mean Lord Explosion Murders still one of the best characters in the show :P

I favorite Bakugo "Kacchan" Katsuki as he is always trying to push forward, even with his cocky attitude. He is always trying his best to get towards his goal of surpassing All Might, getting the attention he wants and deserves as not only a person, but as a future hero. But, with that said, he can be as arrogant as it can go, yet he is still very intelligent and even at some points emotional and encouraging. He has a lot of potential (For my Hunter X Hunter fans: Hisoka Morow *SlUrP*) and in my opinion deserves to be #1. He's always developing as a character and if I were a character, I would look up to him as an amazing person. He is one of the characters that really stand out and needs more screen time. He is very talented and funny as well. He will always be my bAby :3

Also, anyone making Boku No Hero Academia oc's? -3-

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.

Bakugou is the cutest little mean bean I've ever seen! Not only is he cute, but he has a strong personality. His bad mouth even shows that he's more strong than he looks! Sure, he's Midoriya's bully, but he's the way he is because his sweat can lower his heart rate, and slowly kill him.. maybe that's why he's so aggravated all the time! Anyways.. still super cute and extra hot!

4 Ochako Uraraka

She is very sweet and yet, she hasn't done anything wrong. Some people dislike her which I don't really care since we all have different opinions and I really respect that. When I realized she is kinda forgotten after a few seasons, I'm kinda upset since why would you forget something so carefree and sweet? She is also strong mentally and physically. When she tried to push away her feelings for Deku and keep on focusing to be a pro hero, it shows us that she is a very determined girl and I'm very sure she will reached her goal (I don't know why I commented a lot lol)

Ochako Uraraka used to be my least favorite character, but slowly her character development changed me from despising her to actually enjoying her presence, sure shes not my favorite but shes in my top ten! Shes sweet kind outgoing generous, but she did become a hero for a different reason than everyone else, Sure she still wants to save people! but she also wants money for her and her parents!

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

Ochako always looks on the bright side of things. Anyone who would show hate towards her is foolish for not following in her footsteps.

Well News flash guys she is annoying why isn't she added to the most annoying character in anime .

5 Eijirou Kirishima

Kirishima is just an amazing character! When I first started watching mha I would have never thought he would be my favorite character. I don't know why, but sometimes I look back in the manga or anime just to watch/ read his back story again. Honestly his past self reminds me of myself now, and it pushes to keep going, even when its hard. Kirishima is also very friendly (I mean he did manage to become best friends with the hot-head Bakugou). I feel like Kirishima could be friends with anyone if he tried! So overall Kirishima is best boi and a 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!

Kirishima is the most inspiring character in this whole show! I know you might be thinking, "wELL wHat ABOut DeKu?" NO. Kirishima's backstory is too relatable. *Spoiler territory* The fact he was afraid to go up to that villain is realistic and he used that as inspiration in a way. He said he was never going to be "weak" again which is just too precious.

Men, I AM Kirishima. And honestly, I think he's the best manliest man of all men. 1- He managed to become friends with everyone he meets! Except Monoma, but he's different because he's Monoma. He even managed to become friends with KATSUKI BAKUGOU! 2- He's been through a lot in his life, not going to name them because then ima make myself cry, and he deserves some love and care
3- He has the best ship of all time. KiriBaku. Anyone that says otherwise can fight me!
4- He just a great man, ya know? He's friendly and caring and sweet. He's hot and cute and adorable. He's manly and chivalrous. He's just the cutest lil bean ever.
5- I got this from a KiriBaku meme, but I realize it's true so I should share it: In My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Kirishima and Bakugou wear suits to the party. So not only did he manage to convine Bakugou to actually GO to the party, but he managed to make him wear a suit. And no, that's not all. He managed to make him wear a TIE! ~he also managed to ...more

6 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

Makes my laugh all the time especially when he told Young Midoriya to eat his hair to inherate one for all. He is an amazing role model

Everyone in the show loves him and adores him, how can't you? He's just not a fanservice character, unlike Todoroki and Ochaco(unfortunately these two have the majority of their comments as something like "hottest female" or "best past and tragic events", "cute boy with daddy problems"). I feel like the characters would be ashamed or disappointed(mostly Todoroki who deals with this even in the show and shows very little interest in the attention).

Only Midoriya and Bakugou would be likely top candidates with Yagi if fanservice was avoided. The three main characters, minus villainous main characters, the story focuses on.

I feel like he was such a great hero before you know he retired and that’s what made him a great character he helped a lot of people and yeah

7 Tsuyu Asui

I really admired the comment tsu made about deku and mineta during the USJ attack "you're amazing, both of you!" she can appreciate the value and potential of mineta's quirk despite him being so infamous amongst the class. someone who can think with minimal bias is always special. same during that OVA when it went into the story about her and that snake girl - she welcomed and accepted her for who she is.

She is so clam and kind. If she hurts you in anyway she will feel really bad about it. She also is very smart and good at thinking quickly. She think if the way she approaches thing help keep people safe. And I can’t stress how amazing her quirk she deserves to be a great hero

Tsuyu Asui doesn't get as much credit as she does, shes brave confident strong and most importantly immune to minetta, shes immune to his shiz, and always sticks up for others, she does have her down falls but in general shes just so freaking cute! <3

BEST GIRL! She’s cute and she speaks her mind! And her quirk is amazingly strong in water, and even outside of it, it’s still pretty useful. I love her!

8 Shouta Aizawa

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.

I love Aizawa and Uraraka equally, but since Aizawa is criminally low on the list, I thought I'd support this wholesome badass. Aizawa is... Aizawa. He's too chill to be an edgelord, and too burned out to be a typical hero. He strikes a perfect balance. What I love about him is that he's a badass, but with little traits that offset his badassery. For example, his sleeping bag. Aizawa and the sleeping bag are the best ship in MHA, hands down. Aizawa also has a really great character design. Finally, his Quirk and fight scenes are top tier too. I just wish he wasn't sidelined so much. There's just something I love about this world weary, slightly sadistic, thoughtful, and good natured guy.

Aizawa is the type of teacher that seems like he doesn't care what happens to his students, but de does. But he also keeps a bottle of vadka under his desk, and drinks it pretending it's water. change my mind.

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..

9 Tenya Iida

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.

At first, Iida was just presented as the lawful good character who loves rules blah blah blah. But he is so much more than that... His development was amazing, yet he is stuck to the sidelines because of characters like Todoroki. (Who is overrated, in my opinion.) He deserves so much more love.

Iida is such an amazing character! I hate how people push him aside, especially because he is a very well developed character. I hope he gets another arc.

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

10 Denki Kaminari

Denki is definitely one of the best bois of Class 1-A! While often being the butt of his classmates' jokes and known for his lightheadedness, he is kind, devoted and caring towards his classmates. And his hero name, Chargebolt! By far, it's one of the coolest hero names in the bunch. Once he can finally master and control his quirk well, there's no doubt that he would become a great pro hero in the future. He's just so quirky and goofy it's hard to hate him or get annoyed at him for a long time. He's also got a certain charm that makes you want to forgive him for all of his mistakes, if you get my drift. Overall, he's a charismatic character that everyone should notice more! I hope he'll get more character development soon!

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?!?!

Honestly Denki is best boi and theres nothing you can say to change my mind! He's just so cute and funny! Most of my friends say he's stupid because he can't even use his quirk without going dumb, and their right, but that makes him cute in a way. Anyway he's my favorite character by far!

Adorable human Pikachu! He can be real weird some say stuff or do something at the worst timing, but he is one of my favorite characters! So cute!

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11 Momo Yaoyorozu

she is very intelligent and by far one of the most unique characters out there, yes she may be a bit blunt but only because she wants her classmates to improve. she has such great talent and abilities and she worked hard for them because her quirk is quite a complex one as she has to know the molecular structure of the item, this would be very hard if someone inst as dedicated as she is. She is the no.1 student in the class in both the quirk apprehension test and the first term final exam which is very impressive as there are lots of capable students in her class. She can play the piano very well and also stay calm under any circumstances.
so in my opinion Momo Yaoyorozu is one of the best people out there.

one of the stronger girls as her outstanding intelligence enables her to think tactically. was interesting to watch her overcome her lack of confidence in combat, as I too have a tendency to overthink which can prevent action.

She’s such a sweetheart! Her quirk is probably difficult to manage, since she has to learn the molecular structure of each item she creates.

Yaoyorozu, while not being my favorite character, is a great character. She's smart, kind, and has a great and very useful quirk.

12 Dabi

He's definitely my favorite. He has an interesting and mysterious character, so I can't wait to see more of him.

Also, he's hella sexy. I could stare into his beautiful eyes forever. I would not hesitate to commit arson to smooch this boi.

Dabi is a mysterious character. The theory about him being a Todoroki is one of the greatest mysteries in the story. I'm excited to see his backstory.

In the top 3 of my favorite villains definitely would give this guy a hug even though he might burn me but that's all he needs.Also sexy boi.

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.

13 Fumikage Tokoyami

He's so mysterious, when they did the room contest thing when they got their dorms and they looked at his he was so embarrassed and it was so cute! I absolutely love him! Dark shadow is really cool too! And who knew a bird man could be so hot? He is COMPLETELY underrated. He needs more screen time!

I think Tokoyami is really underrated for how good of a character he is. Not only is he badass and extremely powerful with his quirk, he always has a cool air about him and has pretty funny and cool lines.

Honestly, I never knew I would like a character that's a bird. He's got a nice quirk and he's got nice skills! Like when he plays the guitar.

Tokoyami is so underrated they don't give him enough screen time. Him and Dark Shadow are so cool. Kohei Horikoshi if you are reading this you are doing great making the character.

14 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.

I’ve seen people say that he is annoying and selfish. He just likes to feel like he’s wanted and in season 3 you can see his true personality. I’ve liked him sense the beginning for some reason. To add to all of that I think he is a funny character because of how many times he breaks the forth wall!

He's genuinely more important of a character then he's currently made out to be. Like Kirishima and Tokoyami, he's a more minor character that seems to be getting developed more and more. I'm very curious as to how he'll get over the downsides of his quirk and how he'll grow as a character.

15 Yu Takeyama

I love her attitude and her overall design I feel like- I just really like her attitude

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

Whos the best hero? This girl! Love her design, cute horns, attitude, just loveball baby

That was my debut

16 Kyoka Jirou

An awesome rocking girl! She gets annoyed when Kaminari teases her a bit. He makes her blush a lot and its super cuteeeeee! She should be at least in the top 10!

She is a character with a ton of depth despite being mostly relegated to “side-character” status until season 4. She is an anime character with real human feelings, such as feeling inadequate compared to her peers, which only adds to the depth of her character

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.

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!

17 Keigo Takami

Literally no need for words for this man, like not long ago no one rly simped for him but now even people who haven’t seen the bnha anime simps for this guy like look at him. Him and his personality is literally just 🥰🥰🥰

Yes, I am a simp for a birdman. 100% my favorite character.

Frickn best character and deserves more screen time in the future

He makes everyone else quirk in show look 'okay' but he's so lovable!

18 Tamaki Amajiki

OOOOH yes! He is a lot like me. I used to be more open but now I'm more reserved and shy. I also I'm kinda depressed. My family doesn't see the depressed side, they only see my happy side.

ok. I can relate to this character so much it is crazy. With his anxiety and like only having one friend he really clings to is all too familiar to my life. Otherwise, I just think he is pretty cool and lucky that his quirk is food-related lol.

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.

He’s such an awkward lil, bean! And yet, he totally deserves his position in the top 3. He obviously has worked through some serious issues, trying to control his quirk and emotions, and keep himself from falling into a depressive state. I also just love his appearance! He so cool looking (don’t ask me why he reminds me of Riku from Kingdom Hearts. I don’t know,)

19 Hitoshi Shinso

Good boi. He tries to be a hero, even with all the people saying he's much more fit to be a villain. He took his quirk, which wasn't fit for any type of combat, and figured out how to use it in his favour. He even made it to the tournament in the sports festival goddamnit, even better than most of two hero classes (who were specifically trained for this).

Hitoshi is a clever, hardworking, ambitious, resourceful, and sarcastic character! I can easily relate to some of his traits and feel like he deserves to be in the hero course! He’s a very underrated character with a seemingly strong character development, which is why I voted for him!

Shinso is dangerously attractive <3
Looks like a mad scientist and intelligent, wise, fight through others' bias on his quirk seeing it as villain-like, and grab on every chance he can get to become a hero.

He is determined, intelligent, and quite frankly the character that I can relate to most. Even after he loses to Midoriya in the sports festival, he still refuses on giving up on getting to the hero course. Plus, his quirk would be ideal in an integration because he could make the suspect or bystander tell the truth. Hitoshi Shinso is underrated and a very well written character.

20 Kai Chisaki

He reminds me of Kageyama from Haikyuu. He's soo determined, but you have to admit that what Shigaraki did to him was too harsh. *Spoiler Warning* Why would Shigaraki get rid of Overhauls arms so he couldn't use his quirk anymore!? You have to admit you feel sorry for him.

Best villain in my opinion ever even though he did some messed up things that mask that jacket the suit really good lookin not to say he has best quirk literally he can touch anyone he doesn't like and whoops your dead and he can just reconstruct you.Once he gets his arms back it's GG for any hero. Also tied with Bakugou for best charcter.

I don't know. I always liked him. I have legit no reason to. I mean I guess I like his mask and shirt but, as for most of the characters I like, I have no clue why I like him.

He did a lot of messed up things, but I still somehow hate and love him at the same time. I really like his Quirk and he kinda smexy not gonna lie

21 Kyoka Jiro

Best girl!

Best girlll

22 Stain

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

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

I want him to be my dad for some reason lol

Stain was the first villain I loved

23 Eri

She's a adorable little bean! Even though she blames herself for a lot of things and is sad a lot. Her smile is adorable! She's like a little sister.

She needs to be given the mother of all hugs and be told that everything will be ok. Season 4 ep 23 made me cry in happiness from seeing her smile!

She is such a good bean she’s so cute I feel like if she ever goes up to be pro she would always help others because the class 1a saved her do you want to save others

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!

24 All for One

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

I want to know what his eye colour used to be. Also, I'm him on discord.

I love him so much

One of my favorite villians of all time.

25 Tomura Shigaraki

He is one of my top favorite characters. First, I can sorta relate to him, and second has a very nice backstory and good motives (considering how he was raised). It's weird I like him because I really despise hands.

He's an epic gamer and has visited every computer room in existence. You cannot convince me that he wouldn't force everyone to watch his Splatoon 2 Let's Plays if he took over the world. He's a precious boi and we must protecc

My favorite my hero academia character. Because he has a interesting power which I haven't seen before in different animes I've watch. And because he has the guts to attack the USJ

Tomura is my favorite character in the series. He starts off as someone looking for trouble, not really having any clear motives or anything. But in the manga (and season 5 when it gets animated), he develops into an amazing villain! Also, his design is amazing. 10/10 hand boi
(Read shigadabi fan fictions they’re amazing 🥰)

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