VLI wanna be Mr. Stainy! I wanna kill Mr. Stainy! So lemme join you, Tomura!
Himiko Toga (
Himiko is a relatively petite girl with blonde hair, which she wears in messy styled buns on either side of her head. She also sports straight bangs, cut in an uneven hime cut-like style, and two stray strands of hair on each side of her face. Her eyes are yellow and somewhat squinted, with vertically slit pupils and dark circles under them, and she has pronounced, cat-like canine teeth.
She wears a Japanese School Uniform with an oversized cardigan that covers most of her skirt, and cuffs that cover the palm of her hands. She also wears knee-length black socks and classic Japanese school uniform loafers. In her right pocket she carries what appears to be a number of trinkets on either a keychain or a cellphone.
In her villain attire, she is seen wearing her usual outfit with a few added gadgets and pieces, such as a large scarf that resembles a pair of teeth, a mask that covers half of her face, and many canisters with needles on top to suck the blood out of people. There are also a few added green items around her waist and her thighs.
Himiko is a very cheerful girl, to the point of smiling even after having presumably killed someone, displaying apparent sadistic tendencies. Even when danger is imminent, as when Tomura Shigaraki was about to attack her, Himiko continues smiling. She's also frequently seen blushing, though seemingly out of excitement rather than embarrassment, giving her a permanent somewhat lovesick look on her face. That said, she has shown that she can easily be embarrassed, such as when she thinks people are coming on to her or when she is naked when copying clothes of the people she has transformed into. She is quite courageous, or at least very confident in her Quirk, as she impersonated an aspiring hero and took part in an exam that gathered multiple students of heroics and pro heroes.
Himiko has stated that she finds life to be difficult and wants to make the world an easier place to live in. She looks up to Stain and sees him as her role model; however, at the same time, she has declared a desire to kill and "become" him.
Himiko has also shown signs of being mentally unstable and having a twisted perception of love. Despite wanting to kill the two girls, she attempted to befriend Ochaco Uraraka and Tsuyu Asui as they fought, such as calling the latter by her first name and describing the former as "lovely" and even still she refers to them as her friends after the fight. When talking to Ochaco, she said that it was only natural to want to be like the one you love, to the point of literally becoming that person. She also declared that she likes guys who are "tattered and reek of blood", that being the reason she "carves people up". Her interest is not superficial, however, as her questioning Izuku about his values implies.
In stark contrast to her psychotic nature, Himiko has shown a very supportive side as she comforted Twice, knowing he feels the most responsible for causing Magne's death and covering a part of his ripped mask to prevent him from splitting. Not only has she shown a softer side, but she has shown a comedic and childlike demeanor when faced with different situations, such as when she was with Twice or when she attempted to insult Mimic.
Himiko is a high school student and suspect on the run for serial blood draining murders. After Chizome Akaguro's backstory was revealed to the public, Himiko seemed to have been inspired by his conviction and decided to join the League of Villains.
Three days following the Hero Killer's arrest, Himiko skips down a dark alleyway. She has headphones in and she listens to the news report on Stain's capture. Later on, Himiko blushes and moves towards the League of Villains after murdering someone.
Giran brings Himiko and Dabi to the League of Villains hideout. Himiko is excited to meet "the hand guy" and asks him to let her join the group. Tomura wants them both thrown out, but Kurogiri convinces him to give them a chance. Giran introduces Himiko as a suspect in a series of murders by bloodloss whos appearance as a high school girl can be deceiving. Himiko introduces herself and says life is too hard and she wants to make it easier to live. She goes on to say that she wants to be like Stain, she wants to kill Stain, and she really wants to join Tomura's group.
Tomura asks Giran if she's crazy. Giran replies she's competent enough to be of use and then introduces Dabi. Dabi questions the League's commitments to the Hero Killer's mission because he can't believe they'd let someone as crazy as Himiko in if they are. She's taken back by his comment and Tomura defends her by saying at least she had the decency to introduce herself.
After arguing with Dabi, Tomura takes exception to the recruits loyalty to Stain and attacks them. Himiko draws her knife and counterattacks, but Kurogiri uses his Quirk to stop the fight. Tomura storms out and Kurogiri asks the new recruits to be patient because an answer will come for them soon. Himiko mentions that she thought Tomura was going to kill her.
Himiko is eventually recruited to the League of Villains and assigned to the Vanguard Action Squad. Tomura acquires equipment for the team and has them pick it up at an unknown warehouse location.
Himiko announces there is enough gear for everyone and they should bring it along on their mission. Muscular adds they need to hurry up, but Mustard disagrees because the team has been ordered not to rush or do anything too flashy. Dabi proclaims that their mission will be a warning shot that will tear down false heroes from their shining pedestals and drag them back to earth in order to create a new future for the world.
The next day, Himiko and six other villains secretly arrive on the Wild, Wild Pussycats forest reserve where U.A. High School students are training. The Vanguard Action squad observes the campsite from a high vantage point. Himiko puts on her new gear and complains about the way it looks. Mustard argues that she should be concerned about its functionality. She ignores him and says that it's not stylish enough for her.
The Vanguard Action Squad begins their assault the next evening. Himiko finds Ochaco and Tsuyu walking through the forest and cuts Ochaco's shoulder open. The wound isn't large enough for Himiko to collect a lot of blood. She mentions that she normally sucks it straight from the wound. Without enough time to do that, Himiko arms herself with the blood draining devices from her new equipment.
Tsuyu flings Ochaco away after Himiko rushes them. Himiko cuts Tsuyu's tongue and notices that Ochaco called Tsuyu "Tsu-chan". Himiko likes this name and declares she'll call Tsuyu that too. Tsuyu refuses her and says only her friends can call her by her nickname. Himiko pins Tsuyu to a tree by her hair and says that they must become friends if that's the case.
Ochaco returns to save Tsuyu and Himiko stabs at her. Ochaco evades before using martial arts to slam Himiko and restrain her. Himiko starts talking to Ochaco, noting that they have the same smell because they're in love with someone. She goes on to explain that someone who's in love tries to become the person they love. Himiko says she loves people who are cut up and bleeding and that it's fun for the girls to be talking about their crushes. This distracts Ochaco enough for Himiko to stab her leg and drain her blood with a needle.
Other students arrive at the scene. Himiko quickly flees, fearing that taking on a large group will get her killed. Before she fully retreats, Izuku catches her eye. Ochaco wants to pursue, but Tsuyu stops her because they don't know anything about the villain or her quirk.
Following Mr. Compress' successful capture of Katsuki Bakugo, Himiko regroups with the remaining villains. Dabi inquires about Himiko's mission to collect three blood samples. She admits she only got one person. Twice asks why she appears to be so upbeat after failing. Himiko replies that she's made new friends and found a new boy she's interested in.
The same boys who interrupted her fight earlier abruptly arrive after tackling Mr. Compress to the ground. Himiko tackles Izuku and tries to stab him, only for Mezo to push her away from him. Himiko threatens Mezo for getting in her away. Kurogiri arrives to warp the villains to safety. As Himiko enters a portal, she apologizes and says goodbye to Izuku, hoping to see her crush again another day.
After completing the mission, Himiko is present when Tomura talks to the restrained Katsuki inside the League of Villains' hideout. After Katsuki and the League of Villains watch a video clip of U.A.'s public apology, Himiko listens to Tomura explaining to Katsuki about the current society's flaws and the League of Villains' battle to make society better. After Twice removes his restrains, Katsuki attacks Tomura with his Explosions. Katsuki tells the League of Villains that it is pointless to try and make him change his mind as he has already been won over by the way All Might looks when he wins. Katsuki says that from the beginning he has dreamed of becoming a Hero and surpassing All Might and nothing they say will change that. Katsuki tries intimidating his captors, but Himiko along with the rest of the Vanguard Action Squad are not intimidated; Himiko suggests stabbing Katsuki.
Himiko along with the League of Villains are teleported by the mysterious black liquid to the League of Villains' destroyed warehouse where Sensei is. Sensei forcefully activates Kurogiri's Quirk which creates a portal for the League of Villains to escape through. Seeing that Katsuki won't willingly go with them, Himiko along with Mr. Compress and Twice battle Katsuki but Katsuki fends them off with Explosions.
After Katsuki is rescued by Izuku, Tenya, and Eijro, the tables turn with the Vanguard Action Squad failing to retrieve Katsuki. Himiko along with Tomura and the Vanguard Action Squad are magnetized by Kenji's Quirk courtesy of Sensei; Himiko is charged as an (N) pole, attracting all the (S) pole charged men as she is forcefully sucked into Kurogiri's Warp Gate and teleported away.
During the first portion of the exam, Himiko goes on her own and engages against Izuku. During the skirmish, Himiko's interest in Izuku grows stronger, particularly after he saves her when she is disguised as Ochaco. The fight ends with Himiko scratching Izuku and leaving after Hanta Sero and the real Ochaco arrive.
Himiko regroups with the other advancing Shiketsu students and waits for the next part of the exam. During the wait, she has two friendly moments with Izuku, much to the chagrin of Denki Kaminari and Minoru Mineta.
After the exam, Himiko separates from the other Shiketsu students, claiming to be sick. While Himiko walks down an alley, Atsuhiro calls her asking where she has been, and Himiko drops her transformation as she responds joyfully that she was having fun and obtained a bit of Izuku's blood.
Himiko is present during Overhaul's visit in one of the hideouts of the League of Villains. She noted that Overhaul is different from the rest of them, to which Atsuhiro explained his history in the Yakuza to her. She was quiet during Tomura's and Overhaul's conversation but showed reaction when Overhaul killed Magne and when Atsuhiro tried to use his quirk. After a brief brawl, Himiko asks Tomura if she can stab Overhaul, only for Tomura to stop her.
Later, Himiko along with the league listens to Shigaraki telling them about their partnership with Overhaul. Himiko listens to Jin talk about why he joined the league, she then spins and dances her way to Shigaraki and threatens him. Himiko ask's Shigaraki why she has to do such a painful job like partnering with Overhaul. Shigaraki then told Himiko and Jin that he trusted them dearly and to carry out the mission and removes his mask to show his smiling face. After Himiko and Jin introduce themselves to Overhaul, Shin Nemoto forced them to confess the details about how their Quirks work.
Along side Twice inside the headquarters of the Eight Precepts of Death. They arrive as temporary help and offer their assistance to Overhaul.
When Joi Irinaka uses his Mimicry on the walls to separate Rock Lock from his group, Himiko as she appears behind him. Rock Lock, however, manages to block her knife with his hand and lock it in place before punching her face, only to reveal that it was a clone. The real Himiko jumps on his back from behind. She then states shes "Toga the Gangster" and proceeds to stab him.
Midoriya and Aizawa break through the wall only to find two Rock Locks, one of them kneeling over the body of the other one. Rock Lock explains that he was attacked by a villain that took on his appearance. Aizawa notices a knife wound on the downed hero but he is too late as the other Rock Lock suddenly attacks Midoriya with a knife. Using Erasure on the impostor, he reveals Himiko, her transformation slime disappearing and showing her naked body underneath.
Aizawa wraps his cloth around the young girl and flings her into the air, pulling her away from his student before she can do any injury to him. Himiko does a backflip in midair and pushes her hand against the cloth to give it some slack, then stabs Aizawa in his back. Aizawa quickly pulls his own knife out and manages to slice Himiko's cheek as she leaps away and lands on her butt. The walls closes in between her and Aizawa and stops any further confrontation between them. Himiko crouches next to her clothes blushing.
Meeting up with Jin, Himiko wraps a cloth around his head hiding the exposed part of his face. She complains about how useless the yakuza are. She and Jin start yelling, telling Joi how useless he is and how useless his comatose boss must have been. Himiko talks about how wimps want to hide how weak they are by acting tough and looking down on other people.
Due to her taunting, Joi falls for her trap, she adds that the yakuza are lame and then leaves, waving goodbye to Joi as the heroes defeat him. Himiko then comes out of hiding with Jin as they try to find an escape. Himiko expresses she wants to see Overhaul defeated and the yakuza to suffer. Jin then devises a secret plan with Himiko, stating Tomura would be happy.
Himiko and Jin reach the surface after having a double of Atsuhiro dig them a way out. Disguised as Izuku, Himiko directs Ryuko Tatsuma and the others to a crossroad, under which is the room where Chisaki and Eri are. After the hero's break through and fall into the room, Himiko drops her disguise and watches from the street with Jin and Atsuhiro's clone. They then send the clone down to capture Eri. She is then seen watching Izuku battle Chisaki, commenting on Izuku's strength and expressing surprise and shock.
Himiko is then seen with Jin on the phone with Atsuhiro. Himiko tells Atsuhiro she was obsessing over Izuku and forgot to call, which only makes Atsuhiro laugh. During the conversation, Himiko guides them to the nearest villain hospital and talks about how the police and heroes are operating. She then expresses joy in what Atsuhiro, Dabi, Spinner and Tomura are about to do to Overhaul.
Quirk and Abilities
Transform (変身 Henshin?): Himiko's Quirk allows her to take on the complete physical appearance of another person, as well as to imitate their voice, by ingesting their blood. The duration of the transformation depends on the amount of blood she consumes. She does not, however, appear to be capable of using the Quirk of the person whose appearance she is mimicking. It seems that touching the disguise does not give her ability away. Additionally, she can shift between disguises if she has consumed more than one person's blood. When she deactivates her Quirk, the disguise melts into a light-colored slime-like substance.
Overall Abilities: While disguised as Camie, Himiko showed to be a highly capable contender in the Provisional Hero License Exam, as was demonstrated when she passed the first phase acting on her own. Himiko has excellent reflexes, speed and agility, having managed to dodge sneak attacks from Hanta and Ochaco. During the exam, she used her acrobatic abilities in conjunction with stealth to get close to an opponent and then retreat quickly. Her astounding acrobatic skills allowed her to use Aizawa's capture weapon against him, exploiting the fact she was bound up in it to change her position while being dragged through the air and stab him in the back. She also has some skills at grappling, easily subduing Izuku with a sneak attack.
Stealth: Himiko has great stealth capabilities thanks to her Quirk. She can completely impersonate someone's physical appearance without any physical deformations. It was implied she managed to fool Camie's classmates for three days, although at least one of them did take note of her odd behavior. Furthermore, by moving while holding her breath and making her mind blank, Himiko can erase her presence to the point she seems to vanish altogether, both from sight and hearing. This ability is not limited to ambushes, but can also be used in combat, as she can disappear if the opponent so much as averts their attention from her for an instant. She is also adept at creating openings to go into hiding, such as forcing an opponent to dodge.
Butterfly Knife: Himiko carries a small folding pocket knife with her in order to stab her targets and drain blood.
Blood Draining Machine: Himiko's machine allows her to drain blood from even the smallest of wounds, presumably to compensate her Quirk's weakness.
Gas Mask: A mask used to protect her from the effects of Mustard's gas. Unlike her teammates' masks, hers only covers the lower part of her face.
- Himiko Toga & Dabi vs. Tomura Shikagraki: Interrupted
- Himiko Toga vs. Ochaco Uraraka & Tsuyu Asui: Interrupted
- Himiko Toga vs. Izuku Midoriya: Interrupted
- Himiko Toga vs. Rock Lock: Win
- Himiko Toga vs. Izuku Midoriya & Shota Aizawa: Interrupted
Himiko harbors an unhealthy obsession towards Stain, having stated that she wishes to both become Stain as well as to kill him. During her fight with Ochaco Uraraka, she also declares that she loves "tattered guys reeking of blood" while a panel of Stain is shown.
Himiko has great respect for Tomura seeing him as a true leader of The League Of Villains. At their first encounter, she was excited to see him while he found her to be an annoying snot nosed brat. He tried to kill her after she and Dabi voiced their admiration for Stain but Kurogiri stopped this conflict. Afterwards Himiko confessed in a childish tone that she really thought she was going to die.
Some time later when Himiko questioned Tomura's loyalty to the rest of them, he told her that he valued them as important allies and member of the league of villains. If this was his true feelings or not has as of yet not been confirmed.
Himiko seems to get along with him while Dabi sees her as a valuable ally, though he does not appear to have a high opinion of her as he considers her to be insane but she doesn't mind.
Himiko appears to have a crush on Izuku, because she had seen him in the same description of the "type" of boys she likes and wanting to cut him up to make him suit her taste more.
Himiko's crush on Izuku becomes stronger, bordering on an obsessive level. This was evident when she entered the Pro Hero License Exam disguised as Camie. She went on her own to engage against Izuku one-on-one. From the moment she saw him to the end of their fight, throughout their interaction and even during the entire exam, her main interest was solely on Izuku.
The entire interaction with him during the exam was based on her own self-interest with the evidence being that neither Atsuhiro Sako nor Tomura Shigaraki knew of her motives or whereabouts for a couple of days.
When they met again in Internship Arc, she seems to be overly glad that Izuku remembered her name and expressed desire to see him bruised and bloodied up again.
Himiko seems to be interested in Ochaco and like her. She has claimed that the two of them are similar, both of them being girls in love. She thinks that it would be great if the two of them shared love stories with each other.
Himiko and Jin are both members of the League of Villains who were also paired up together to become temporary members of the Eight Precepts of Death to assist the leader, Overhaul, in a meeting with Tomura Shigaraki. The two have been shown to converse avidly with each other and have been shown to get along well with one another. She later shows this by showing some understanding in regard to Jin’s guilt about the death of Kenji Hikiishi and later on to cover a ripped portion of his mask to prevent his personalities to fight for control. That action has caused him to see her as a love interest.
- Himiko is the first character in the series to have her name revealed in katakana rather than kanji. This was likely done to avoid hinting at her Quirk.
- According to Horikoshi, he stated that Himiko was the hardest of all the female characters he has drawn so far to illustrate. Particularly her eyes and hair.
- In the My Hero Academia anime opening credits 3, "Sora Ni Utaeba" by Amarazashi, Himiko was shown as a silhouette foreshadowing her appearance to come.
- Himiko's gas mask that she stated to be "Not Cute" resembles Bane's mask from the Dark Knight Trilogy though the Blood Draining Machine on her back resembles some depictions of the apparatus Bane uses to inject "Venom", a fictional steroid into his blood.
- Himiko rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
- Himiko ranked 19th in the Second Popularity Poll.
- In the Popularity Poll for the English version of Weekly Shonen Jump, Himiko ranked significantly higher at 3rd
- (To Tomura Shigaraki) "I wanna be Mr. Stainy! I wanna kill Mr. Stainy! So lemme join you, Tomura!"
- (To Tsuyu Asui) "You're bleeding already, Tsuyu, my good friend! Isn't blood cute? I love it so."
- (To Ochaco Uraraka) "Ochaco... You're a lovely one too. You've got the same scent as me. There's someone you're crushing on. And you're thinking you wanna be just like him. I can tell. One maiden to another. Of course you wanna be like the one you love. It's natural. So you end up decking yourself out to look like him. But after enough time, even that's not enough. You literally want to become him. There's no helping it. So what's your type? I love tattered guys reeking of blood. That's why I always carve people up in the end. Right, Ochaco? It's fun, right? A good romance is so much fun!"
- (As Camie Utsushimi to Izuku Midoriya) "Looks like we both want to learn about each other, huh? So now... Your turn. Why are you hoping to become a hero? Honor? Pride? For someone else's sake? I want to know... all about you."