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 Chizome Akaguro (Stain)

I actually was kind of rooting for him. He was a good villain and he had good motives that just went a little... to far.

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!

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 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.

2 Tomura Shigaraki

Around Season 1 of My Hero Academia, it was to be expected that not much people took Tomura seriously since he was, well, a manchild. He could barely maintain himself in a conversation and lacked conviction, but come the near end of Season 2, things really take a turn for the worse, or in this case, the better for Tomura after finally finding that he had his conviction all along. And while Season 3 is a good start for him now that he's able to think more rationally now, only time will tell as Tomura grows as the successor of All for One. But seriously, I kind of felt bad for Tomura when I found out who he really was. To think he was the poor grandchild of All Might's mentor Nana Shimura who was implied to have seen his own parents killed right in front of his own eyes and could only be taken in by All for One when he discovered his disintegration Quirk and only had his biological father's amputated hand as the only relic of the family he had left. If that's the case, it's surprisingly ...more


He gets so much development in the manga you anime onlys will be QUAKING

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

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

Best Criminal

Creepy as frick

He's op

4 Dabi

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

Like I love his personality and looks so much that I wont care if he burned me lol

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.

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.

5 Himiko Toga

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

I was gust like her well I didn't murder anyone but I used to just drink my own blood when I get cuts and I have two sides happy and angry

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.

for some reason I can kind of see a little bit of her in everyone.

6 Kurogiri

lets just start with the b-words. Butler, Baby sitter, Bar tender. do I need to say more?

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.

The league of villains would fall apart in 0.2 seconds without Kurogiri and y'all know it

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

7 Jin Bubaigawara (Twice)


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?

Voice of Gray Fullbuster

I love his personality's

8 Chisaki Kai (Overhaul)

literally all he had to do was touch his opponent and they would be crumbled into nothing.

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.

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

That's a real villain

9 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Mr. Compress



12 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

... Idiot...

13 Deku

He is gay and likes him to in the special way and he's adorable

Villain Deku all the way

I love villain deku like it makes a lot of sense

The best villan

14 Kendo Rappa
15 Gentle Criminal

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

I'm talking with those manga readers

I feel bad for him

16 Endeavour

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.

Well I mean you're not wrong

He really is a villain

He should be further up the list

He is the worst and it would be awesome

17 Mustard

Those dammn teeth

He can just fill U.A in gas and knock eveyone


18 High-End

Sound epic!

Super smart ass Nomu
Srry for swearing, don't swear kids

19 Endeavor?

Endeavor is a child abuser he sucks and should be a villain


20 Sludge Villain
21 Curator

I hope he and the Wild Villains show up in the manga and the anime. His design is so cool. It's kind of like Two-Face if he was some clockwork scuba diver.

I hope Curator and the Wild Villains show up in the manga and anime at some point. You shouldn't waste a good design like that.

22 Giran
23 Moonfish
24 Nine

he's so pretty

25 Tabe

When someone mentions: "Tabe", all I think of is "OM NOM NOM NOM"

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