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Hiryu Rin ( (りん) () (りゅう) Rin Hiryū?),[1] also known as Dragon Shroud ( (ロン) (ウェイ) (ヅゥ) Ron Wei Dzuu?), is a Class 1-B student in U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Hiryu has lightly tanned skin and black hair, reaching roughly down to his shoulders, which he wears in a low braid. His eyes are shaped like those of a reptile, and his irises are notably small.

His hero costume consists of light-colored knee-high boots, a dark vest with white clouds across it, and a collar that covers his chin. He has a belt tied around his waist with pouches on the side and he also wears large gloves and a visor on his head. His outfit appears similar to a Jiangshi, his visor appears similar to the talismans commonly seen pasted on their forehead.

Personality

Hiryu is willing to work with others as shown during the obstacle course when he suggested for everyone to use their Quirks together in order to clear the way through the fallen 0-point robots. It's notable that Hiryu possesses a serious demeanor when it comes to playing out his abilities into action. He is rather diligent in terms of academic abilities and Quirk functions as well.[2]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Hiryu has shown to be a very competent combatant, with a great handle on the applications of his Quirk. Thanks to the versatile nature of his Scales Quirk, Hiryu excels in both close and long-range combat, effectively switching between hand-to-hand combat, and shooting off his scales when it’s most convenient to him. If a target is not close enough for him to engage in close quarters combat, Hiryu can simply fire off scales in an attempt to hit his desired target.

During the Joint Training Battle, Hiryu demonstrated amazing accuracy when it comes to the projectile application of his Quirk, as he was able to hit one of Denki Kaminari's small pointers that were attached to Jurota Shishida without injuring the latter, and from a reasonable distance. Hiryu also possess sharp reflexes, evidenced when he had detected a camouflaged Tsuyu Asui, and quickly enveloped himself in scales in order to defend against her incoming attack. Unfortunately, due to the Rainy Season Hero's incredible leg strength, coupled with the insufficient durability of his scale armor, Hiryu was sent flying into the distance, crashing into Jurota (who was being subdued by Hitoshi Shinso), resulting in Hiryu's team losing the match.

Tactical Intellect: Hiryu has shown to have a strategic mind. After Shoto Todoroki turned various Villain Bots into the wreckage that blocked the path of various U.A. Sports Festival participants, Hiryu quickly suggested that different contenders use their Quirks to clear a path so they can get through the obstacle course portion of the Sports Festival. During round one of the Joint Training Battle, Hiryu deduced his team was being tracked by the opposing team but didn't realize it was due to one of Denki's pointers until he saw one attached to Jurota.

Quirk

Scales

Hiryu sprouting scales from his arm.

Scales ( Uroko?): Hiryu's Quirk allows him to sprout strong, durable reptilian scales from his skin. These scales protect him like armor; he can also shoot these scales with considerable strength and speed.

Sufficient force can break through Hiryu's scale armor.[3]

Super Moves

  • Sprouting Scales (発芽鱗 Hatsuga Uroko?): Through his Scale Gauntlets, Hiryu discharges volleys of scales at a target. This move was first used against one of Denki Kaminari's stray pointers, which was attached to Jurota during the Joint Training Arc.[3]
  • Reverse Scales: Hiryu makes his scales protrude outward instead of inward, so that their sharp ends may face the enemy as spikes for offense.[2]
  • Within One: Scale Carapace: Hiryu activates Scales through his entire skin, essentially creating a full-body armor.[2]

Stats

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
5/6 A
Chinese-ness
 
5/6 A
Hiryu's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Scale Gauntlets: Hiryu wears a pair of gauntlets that store the scales produced by his arms, and can fire them off in a manner similar to a gatling gun, greatly enhancing Hiryu's ranged, offensive power.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Debut
26. Chase Down the Leader Appears
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Absent
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Iida! Absent
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Pictured
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Appears
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Appears
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Fantasy
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent

Trivia

  • Hiryu's surname contains the kanji for "scales" ( rin?), and his first name contains "to fly" ( hi?) and "dragon" ( ryū?).
    • When read together, the kanji used to write his first name means "flying dragon" (飛竜?).
    • Hiryu's name can be read as "Lin Fei-Long" in Chinese.
    • Hiryu also bears the same name as an Imperial Japanese aircraft carrier that was sunk during the Battle of Midway in World War 2.
  • Hiryu's hero name is a reference to the shroud draped over distinguished Chinese Leaders.
    • In Chinese, the characters of his hero name can be read as "Long Weizi."
  • Hiryu's favorite food is sushi.
  • Hiryu is one of the two students attending U.A. confirmed to be a foreigner, the other being Pony Tsunotori.
  • Hiryu moved from China when he was in elementary school. Also it's said that Hiryu dislikes winter since the nature of his Quirk makes it hard for him to keep himself warm.[4]
  • The Chinese characters on Hiryu’s visor mean, respectively from top to bottom, as follows: "defense" ( fáng?), "body" ( shēn?), "guarantee" ( bǎo?), "life" ( mìng?).
  • Hiryu's voice actor, Kosuke Kuwano, also voices Yuga Aoyama from Class 1-A.
  • Hiryu's English voice actor, Anthony Bowling, also voices Hari Kurono.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 197.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 21, Omake

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