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With your positions revealed, you're in my crosshairs. And there's no hiding from the coming storm. As Hawks would say... speed beats power.
Fumikage Tokoyami to Shihai Kuroiro and Kinoko Komori in "Foresight"

Fumikage Tokoyami ( (とこ) (やみ) (ふみ) (かげ) Tokoyami Fumikage?), also known as the Jet-Black Hero: Tsukuyomi (漆黒ヒーロー ツクヨミ Shikkoku Hīrō Tsukuyomi?), is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Fumikage is a short young man with the head of a black bird, possibly supposed to resemble that of a crow or a raven. He has a tan, yellowish beak which is slightly hooked down at the end, thin, red eyes with a small black pupil, one on each side of his head, and a red choker, which he rarely removes. Despite the appearance of his head, however, his body is of normal human shape, with rather fair skin. After his internship training with Hawks, Fumikage has become more muscular.

His costume consists of a robe, black, but tinted a dark purple where light hits it, that covers his entire body, only stopping halfway down his shins, and knee-high black boots. During the Joint Training Arc, it was revealed that under this cape he wears a dark t-shirt, wristbands, a pair of baggy pants, similar to the ones Katsuki Bakugo wears in his hero costume, and a utility belt with a double pin buckle.

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Personality

Tenya yells at Fumikage

Tenya tells Fumikage to stop sitting on desks.

Fumikage is reserved, serious, and focused, albeit noble and valiant as well. Though he does not talk very much, he will directly ignore questions or requests that seem in some way pointless (like Tenya asking him to not sit on the desk) while he talks to other people as some sort of ongoing joke. When Fumikage teams up with others, he becomes more sociable, helping his teammates out, reassuring his trust in them, and thanking them for their effort. During combat, Fumikage is known to be fierce and dependable, with his strength and capabilities rarely being questioned.

Fumikage is fond of darkness and other related concepts, considering himself a "creature of the dark" and employing archaic-sounding speeches that end up painting him as slightly creepy or dramatic. Nevertheless, Fumikage is a bit insecure about his interests due to them being more on the arcane, fantastical side, and thus harder for others to understand or relate to. Regardless of his association with dark themes however, Fumikage does not show any sort of villainous behavior at all. In fact, he greatly cares for his friends and mentors, and should harm come their way, Fumikage may end up feeling enraged or indignated, which can lead to disastrous consequences due to his Quirk being sensitive to his emotions.

Fumikage also possesses a great amount of humility, being aware of his own limits and understanding when it's time to back down. He takes any advice he gets seriously and uses it to try and improve on his Quirk and abilities, showing great determination to even keep up with top heroes like Hawks. Fumikage thinks little about fame and idolatry but is still prideful enough to not tolerate being underestimated or looked down upon by others.

Abilities

Dark Shadow defeats Moonfish

Fumikage's Quirk, Dark Shadow, at full power, allows him to effortlessly, but uncontrollably, defeat a top-grade villain such as Moonfish.

Overall Abilities: Fumikage has continually shown to be one of the strongest members of Class 1-A, equaling, and sometimes surpassing the likes of Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, and Shoto Todoroki. Fumikage's skills allowed him to earn 9th place in the U.A. Entrance Exam, having the fifth-highest amount of villain points, 5th place in the Quirk Apprehension Test, and 3rd place at the U.A. Sports Festival. Fumikage has incredible proficiency with his Quirk: Dark Shadow, using it for both attack and defense, boosting his mobility, and even aid in rescue operations. Fumikage's abilities have received praise from several prominent and notably powerful characters, including the likes of All Might, Hawks, Izuku, Shoto, and Fat Gum.

During the Sports Festival, he was able to force Momo Yaoyorozu, a recommended student, on the defensive, and defeat her before she had a chance to fight back. Observing this spectacle, Izuku Midoriya remarked that Fumikage is one of the strongest people when it comes to one-on-one battles. Later on, Fumikage managed to hold off Katsuki Bakugo, another one of the strongest members in Class 1-A, for some time despite having a Quirk-type disadvantage, and Dark Shadow not being at its full potential. All Might himself acknowledged Fumikage's strength and gave advice on how the latter can improve.

Shoto Todoroki was amazed by Fumikage's strength after witnessing his Dark Shadow effortlessly pulverize and defeat Moonfish, an A-Rank villain that kept both him and Bakugo on the defensive. Izuku stated that the entire Bakugo Escort Squad (consisting of himself, Shoto Todoroki, Katsuki, Fumikage, and Mezo Shoji) working together, have the potential to take on someone of All Might's caliber. Fumikage's prowess was enough to garner the attention of Mr. Compress, who attempted to capture him after watching him demolish Moonfish, and the Pro Hero Hawks, at the time the No. 3 Pro Hero, who took Fumikage as an intern.

Gloom of the Black Arm

Using the advice All Might gave him, Fumikage can now use Dark Shadow to become efficient in close-range combat.

During the Provisional Licensing Exam, Fumikage used the advice given to him by All Might, and the experience gained in the Final Exams to create "Black Ankh," a super move which removes Fumikage's physical weaknesses. He was able to do this in just five days of intensive training and went on to create two more super moves relating to Black Ankh.

Thanks to the work-study training he received from Hawks, Fumikage improved Dark Shadow to the point where he is able to make it travel further away from his body (though the further Dark Shadow travels, the quicker his energy drains), and develop an ability known as "Black Fallen Angel." With his body becoming more muscular, Hawks stated that Fumikage has improved on his weaknesses (i.e. close-range combat). Hawks' sidekicks are also in awe of Fumikage's abilities, remarking that he still has room for growth.

As shown during the Joint Training Battle between Classes 1-A and 1-B, Fumikage's skills have drastically improved. His newly-acquired speed and strength allowed him to take down Kinoko Komori and Shihai Kuroiro in a single blow. However, because Fumikage failed to render Kinoko unconscious, the restrained fungus-producing heroine implemented mushrooms in his throat and lungs, effectively incapacitating the Jet-Black Hero through asphyxiation.

During the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, Fumikage is once again shown to have drastically increased in strength. He's chosen alongside Denki Kaminari to assist in the assault on the Gunga Mountain Villa sanctuary. Utilizing his new Super Move, Ragnarök, Fumikage was able to almost effortlessly overpower Re-Destro, a villain capable of mass destruction who even Tomura Shigaraki struggled to defeat. Later, Fumikage returned to the battlefield after escaping from Fat Gum's fat (something the BMI Hero remarked has never happened before) and utilized his incredible speed to save Hawks from death at the hands of Dabi. Despite the fact that Fumikage was placed at a disadvantage due to the cramped conditions and the light generated by Dabi's flames, he was able to exploit an opening created by Geten's nearby attack and Dabi's tendency to monologue in order to escape the flame-wielder with Hawks' unconscious body.[1]

Tactical Intellect: Even though he is not the most academically efficient Fumikage has proven himself to have a strategic mind. He ordered Dark Shadow to guard his team's blind spot during the Human Cavalry Battle and grabbed one of Shoto's headbands when the opportunity arose. Using the knowledge he has on Shihai's Quirk, Black, Fumikage was able to exploit the standby function of the latter's power by using his black-colored cape to trap the Scheming Hero, knowing that’s Shihai would instantly integrate with it.

Quirk

  • Fumikage's description of Dark Shadow in the light.
  • Fumikage's description of Dark Shadow in the darkness.

Dark Shadow (黒影 (ダークシャドウ) Dāku Shadō?): Fumikage's Quirk allows him to manifest a sentient shadow monster from his body that he can materialize and contract freely. Dark Shadow's energy is limited and can be drained by bright light. When it runs out of energy, Dark Shadow retracts back into Fumikage's body.

The personality, strength, defense, and control of the shadow monster depends on the lack of light. In bright light, Dark Shadow is weaker and smaller in size, but still has considerable strength and defense and is easier to control. In total darkness, Dark Shadow is much bigger, which grants it far greater strength and defense. It is even powerful enough to rip out and cut down multiple full-grown trees with ease. However, Dark Shadow is more difficult to control in the dark, causing it to rampage based on its own free will.

As part of his training, Fumikage trained in a dark cave in order to increase his control over Dark Shadow, even when there is darkness empowering his Quirk. This training proved effective when Fumikage activated Dark Shadow at nighttime and it was still the same size it would be if it were daytime. Due to a run-in with League of Villains member, Moonfish, it was revealed that, besides light and darkness, there are more internal factors that influence Dark Shadow. According to Mezo, Fumikage's negative emotions (such as regret and indignation) intensify Dark Shadow, making it more unruly and powerful as a result, albeit at the cost of Fumikage losing control; Fumikage himself even stated that his anger causes him to lose control of Dark Shadow. Dark Shadow also seems to have to eat as he took some food when Class 1-A celebrated Christmas.

Super Moves

Black Ankh

Dark Shadow envelops Fumikage's body.

  • Black Ankh (深淵闇躯 (ブラックアンク) Burakkuanku?): Fumikage's special move (previously known as Tenebrous Abyss Body (深淵闇躯 Shin'en Anku?). Fumikage dons and equips Dark Shadow onto himself, wearing it like a suit of armor or an exoskeleton. According to Fumikage, equipping Dark Shadow onto himself mitigates his close-range weaknesses.[2]
    • Piercing Claw of the Dusk (宵闇よりし穿つ爪 Yoiyami Yorishi Ugatsu Tsume?): Fumikage shoots out Dark Shadow's claw which attacks at great speed.[3]
    • Gloom of the Black Arm (黒き腕の暗々裏 Kuroki Kaina no An'anri?): Fumikage enlarges Dark Shadow's arms and smashes his targets with them.[4]
    • Black Ankh Sabbath (深淵闇躯 (ブラックアンク) "夜宴 (サバト) " Burakku Anku "Sabato"?): Fumikage changes from Black Fallen Angel to Black Ankh while maintaining his momentum to deliver a powerful blow.
  • Black Fallen Angel (黒の堕天使 Kuro no Datenshi?): It is a technique that Fumikage devised under the tutelage of the Pro Hero Hawks. Fumikage rests his body on top of Dark Shadow and Dark Shadow uses his own levitation powers to carry Fumikage.[5]
  • Ragnarök (終焉 (ラグナロク) Ragunaroku?): When Dark Shadow is summoned in dark conditions, Dark Shadow's power grows exponentially to the point where he himself can't control it. At this time, Dark Shadow's power is enough to defeat some of the strongest villains in an instant.[6]

Stats

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Fumikage's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
4/6 B+
Speed
 
5/6 A-
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Edgy
 
6/6 S
Fumikage's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Cloak: Fumikage's Hero Costume includes a cloak. It is completely dark under this cloak, making Dark Shadow stronger.

Claws (film only): During his fight against Slice on Nabu Island, Tokoyami was shown to wield a set of gloves with metal claws.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Battle Trial Arc

U.S.J. Arc

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Final Exams Arc

Forest Training Camp Arc

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Shie Hassaikai Arc

U.A. School Festival Arc

Joint Training Arc

Endeavor Agency Arc

Paranormal Liberation War Arc


Trivia

  • Fumikage's surname contains the kanji for "everlasting" ( toko?) and "darkness" ( yami?), and his first name contains "step, to walk through" ( fumi?) and "shadow" ( kage?).
    • When their characters are written together, his names can be read as "eternal darkness" (常闇 tokoyami?) and "to walk through shadow" (踏陰 fumikage?).
  • Fumikage's Hero name, "Tsukuyomi," comes from Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, a lunar deity of Shinto culture.
  • According to Fumikage's profile in Volume 3:
    • His favorite food is apples.
    • His favorite things are gloomy places.
    • He's considered awesome by Horikoshi, although the author notes this is not the general opinion in the world of My Hero Academia.
    • He's a character Horikoshi struggles to draw.
  • Fumikage's known U.A. data is as follows:
  • Fumikage's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • In the First Popularity Poll, Fumikage ranked 7th.
    • In the Second Popularity Poll, Fumikage ranked 15th.
    • In the Third Popularity Poll, he ranked 13th.
    • In the Fourth Popularity Poll, he ranked 19th.
    • In the Fifth Popularity Poll, he ranked 24th.
  • Fumikage's birthday is a day before Halloween (October 30th.)
  • Fumikage is said to eat from the sides of his mouth due to his beak. For the same reason, he favors chopsticks as eating utensils.
  • Fumikage's appearance and abilities may have been inspired by DC Comics' character Rachel Roth, also known as Raven:
    • Both wear enveloping cloaks as costumes.
    • Both employ a crow motif.
    • Both possess abilities that are capable of taking control over their own bodies, should they fail to keep their emotions in check.
  • According to the My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis, Fumikage's choker is worn in honor of a Pro Hero he idolizes, Dark Crystal.
  • Fumikage and Shihai Kuroiro share a few similarities with each other.
    • Both enjoy dark concepts.
    • Both have a penchant for dramatic speech.
    • Their Quirks, Dark Shadow and Black, are darkness-based, which share the function of being more effective in darkness, as well as the weakness for being less effective when exposed to light.
    • Their hero names or epithets contain the word "Black."
    • Both were born with black-colored physiology.

Quotes

  • (To self) "Revelry in the dark."[8]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 271.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 101 (p. 14).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 104.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 108 (p. 13).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 199.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 265.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  8. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 41.

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