It's about living without regret. That's what chivalry is to me!
Crimson Riot in "Red Riot (Part 2)"

Crimson Riot (紅頬権斗 Kōkyō Raioto?) is a Pro Hero and also is the idol and inspiration of Eijiro Kirishima, whose hero name, Red Riot, pays homage to the pro.[1]


Crimson Riot is a sturdy man with spiky red hair jutting forwards in one place and backwards in two.

He wears a metal three-piece mask over his mouth and nose, and a crimson outfit with a long red cape, the collar very high and wide and the edges ripped.


Crimson Riot seems to be a hero with a very strong will who believes that willpower is more important than one's Quirk, stating, "As long as you have a manly spirit, it doesn't matter what kind of Quirk you have."[2] Though this may let appear that Crimson Riot is putting aside women in his philosophy or discriminating them in any sort of way, he clearly states that for him the word "manly" refers purely to a state of mind, essentially determination and courage, and therefore isn't gender specific and can be found as much in men than women.

Crimson Riot is haunted by an incident early in his career where his momentary hesitation led to civilian deaths. As a result of this traumatic experience, Crimson Riot became more fearful of watching innocent people die than of dying himself. Ironically, heroics fueled by this fear gave him a reputation as a fearless hero who always charged headfirst into danger without hesitation.[3]


Vs. Hero Killer Arc

When Class 1-A selects their hero names, Eijiro Kirishima chooses the name "Red Riot". Midnight notices the similarities between Eijiro and the Pro Hero, and Eijiro states that the name pays homage to him. Eijiro mentions that although he was old school, Crimson Riot was a man among heroes.[1]



Crimson Riot's Quirk

Crimson Riot hardens his hair.

Unnamed Hardening Quirk: Crimson Riot possesses a hardening Quirk, giving his already horn-shaped hair an even greater resemblance. The hardening darkens the affected area.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 45 and Episode 26.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 144 (p. 6).
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 145 (p. 2-6).

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