The League? Shigaraki? I never gave a crap about them. A single person with a single conviction has the power to change the world. There are no true heroes. I plan to make Stain's will a reality.
Dabi to Hawks in Chapter 267

Dabi (荼毘 (だび) Dabi?), dubbed as Blueflame (蒼炎 Sōen?) by Geten, is a major supporting antagonist in the series, a villain affiliated with the League of Villains, and was a member of the organization's Vanguard Action Squad. He and the rest of his team serve as the primary antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc. He also serves as an antagonist for the Pro Hero Arc.

He later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, an organization formed from the remnants of the League and the Meta Liberation Army.

Dabi currently serves as a commander for the "Vanguard Action Guerilla Warfare Regiment: Violet" along with Geten.[2]


Dabi is a fairly tall, pale young man of a slim, somewhat-lanky build, described to be in his early twenties. He has longish, black hair that spikes up around his head, hanging low over his eyes, which are thin, turquoise in color, and heavily lidded. His most striking features, however, are undoubtedly the patches of gnarled, wrinkled, purple skin that cover much of his lower face and neck, all the way down past his collarbone, below his eyes and on his arms and legs. The burns underneath his eyes have scorched his tear glands, preventing him from crying.[3] These appear to be attached to the rest of his skin by multiple, crude surgical staples or hoop piercings, making it impossible to tell if these scars were accidental or self-inflicted.

He has several silver cartilage piercings in both ears, and a triple nostril piercing on the right side of his nose. In his first appearance, he wears a dark blue jacket with a high, ripped collar, and matching pants, cut off above his ankles, a pair of dark dress shoes on his feet. He also has a plain pale gray, scoop-neck shirt, below which a gray belt with a circular pattern wraps around his waist, a leather satchel attached at the back.

When he joins the Vanguard Action Squad, his look is updated, now consisting of a larger dark blue coat with two large metal cuffs at the end of each elbow-length sleeve, and a white stitch design on each of his shoulders, the hem ripped, extending down to his knees. His shirt and belt stay the same, but he replaces his pants with some larger ones of a darker color, and his shoes with black boots.

Around the time of the formation of the Paranormal Liberation Front, Dabi acquires a new outfit to complete his status as one of the nine lieutenants of the organization. Dabi wears a darkish blue long coat with the same white cuffs similar to his previous one. In addition, he dons a white v-necked shirt with white outlines. His stitches not only extends to his shoulder pads but also the kneecaps of his pants. The only things he retains are his silver belt, black boots, and his dark-colored pants. He also has three buttons on both sides of his coat.



Dabi taunts Vlad King

Dabi's derisive disposition.

Dabi is a stoic, aloof, confident and focused individual who rarely shows emotion. While rather crude and violent, he is actually cautious, choosing to retreat when Mirko arrived to aid Endeavor and made sure not to divulge too much information to Hawks about High-End because of the infancy of their relationship.[4] Overall, Dabi is a highly enigmatic individual who trusts no one, preferring to do things alone and in his own way. He also gives the impression of knowing more about certain people than he lets on.

Despite his usual expressionless behavior, Dabi finds joy in establishing himself as a villain fighting against what he believes to be false heroes, an ideology proposed by his apparent inspiration, Stain. Dabi is dedicated to Stain's mission and desires to destroy superhuman society, sharing his belief that one person with the necessary conviction can do so.[5]

Dabi takes pleasure in taunting heroic figures, students, and Pro Heroes alike, sadistically enjoying the pain he inflicts on others, including those he murders.[6] Very pragmatic in battle, he is rather savvy about how heroes operate and will exploit their natural tendency to rescue others. He's not afraid of causing collateral destruction, rarely holding back, even if it puts his allies at risk.

Dabi is intolerant of most people and can be very derisive. He insulted Tomura Shigaraki immediately after meeting him and constantly does the same to both his allies and enemies. And while the League would go on to develop a strong sense of camaraderie, Dabi has remained distant from them for the most part. He has admitted that he doesn't care for Tomura or the rest of the League, and that the value he puts on them comes mostly from their ability to bring his ambitions into reality. This selfish way of thinking establishes Dabi as an extreme sociopath.

However, Dabi appears to at least be capable of feeling remorse. While he had no problem killing the Pro Hero Snatch, the latter's words appear to have resonated with him, implying that Dabi has sympathy for those that have lost family due to villains.


Overall Abilities: Dabi is a highly capable villain, being one of the strongest members of the Vanguard Action Squad, as well as its leader. He has the power and the ingenuity to contend with a multitude of Pro Heroes. Doubles of Dabi created by Twice were noted to be weaker than the actual villain, but they still were enough to hold off both Vlad King and Eraser Head, two formidable Pro Heroes, during the forest invasion.

Dabi was able to easily repel the Bakugo Escort Squad and eventually restrained Katsuki Bakugo by himself with one hand. With assistance from Mr. Compress, Dabi was capable of overpowering and killing Sand Hero: Snatch in their battle on the highway.

After Endeavor and Hawks defeated the High-End Nomu, Hood, Dabi appeared on the same battlefield to confront the top two heroes. Dabi was about to engage the pair, and given the heroes' weakened state, it’s possible Dabi would have defeated Endeavor and Hawks, had it not been for the arrival of Mirko, causing Dabi to retreat, through an ally's Warping ability. Dabi was also able to overpower Hawks during the Paranormal Liberation Raid with brute force and firepower.

Keen Intellect: Dabi has shown to be quite smart and strategic. He formed a plan to send doubles of himself to distract the Pro Heroes while trapping students in the forest, suffering three casualties between the villains after capturing Katsuki. Dabi is very observant of everything around him, whether he's reading someone's intentions or Quirks' weaknesses. He easily identified Tomura's personality instability, effortlessly saw through Shota's stoic nature with just a glance, as well as deduce and exploit the limits of Snatch's Quirk.


Dabi vs. Geten continued

Dabi unleashing his blue flames.

Cremation: Dabi's Quirk grants him the ability to generate large amounts of highly destructive blue flames from his body. However, Dabi's body has a low tolerance for his own flames and he will get burned if he uses them for prolonged periods of time.[1]

Offensively, Dabi can shoot fireballs, generate flamethrower-like attacks, and release bursts of fire. Defensively, Dabi can burn away attacks and even generate enough flames to form massive walls of fire to surround his targets. He is able to incinerate an entire group of villains in mere seconds.


4/5 B
3/5 C
3/5 C
3/5 C
4/5 B
Dabi's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

4/6 B
3/6 C
2/6 D-
3/6 C
5/6 A
Dabi's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


  • In the My Hero Academia anime opening 3, "Sora ni Utaeba" by Amazarashi, Dabi was shown as a silhouette foreshadowing his appearance to come.
  • Dabi's official rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 28th place in the 2nd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 34th place in the 3rd Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 28th place in the 4th Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 19th place in the 5th Popularity Poll.
  • Dabi's alias means "cremation" (荼毘 dabi?).
  • Dabi favors his left-hand in battle.
  • Dabi can get carsick easily, as he stated to Spinner when the latter was not driving properly.[6]
  • Dabi is unable to cry since his tear glands are burned.[7]
  • Dabi hates fish.[8]
  • Dabi shares his birthday with Burnin.


  • (To the Vanguard Action Squad) "This will just be a signal fire. We'll fill those heroes full of holes... and put them in their place. All for a brighter future."[5]
  • (To Shota Aizawa) "Quite worthy of being an instructor at U.A. Ain't that right, hero? Is it cuz your students are so precious? Hope you got what it takes to protect them... See ya later."[9]
  • (To Vlad King) "Why not get cocky? You're playing right into our hands. The second you lost the initiative signaled your defeat. You've got the top hero-training academy, U.A., and the Symbol of Peace, All Might... the two most trusted foundations of our hero-based society. But now one mess after another is shaking that trust... don't you think that loss of faith will spread like wildfire throughout society? Think about it... how your careless administration keeps allowing attack after attack... you're so weak... you couldn't even stop a criminal organization from abducting your students."[10]
  • (To Unnamed Criminals) "If you're trash, at least burn and be kindling for my flames."


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 230 (p. 13).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 267.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 191.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 (p. 16-18) and Episode 41.
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 160.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 240 (pp. 3).
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 77 (p. 11-12).
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 82 (p. 3-4).

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