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My power! My-my new... str-strength. Let-let me try it on y-you!!
Hood to Enji Todoroki in "Your Father, the Number One Hero"

Hood (フード Fūdo?),[1] also known simply as High-End (ハイエンド Hai Endo?),[2] was one of twelve of Doctor Garaki's intelligent High-End Nomu and the primary antagonist of the Pro Hero Arc.[3]

Appearance

Hood resembled other Nomu but with a large, muscular build and a comparatively long neck. His head was shrouded in darkness by a hood of skin and the muscles on neck and shoulders were left exposed.

Underneath his hood, his face consisted entirely of an exposed brain, distorted red eyes, and a mouth full of long, jagged teeth.

Prior to being transformed into a Nomu, he was a muscular man with notably long teeth, distorted eyes, black shaggy hair, and a visible tattoo on his left shoulder.

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Personality

Hood openly showed signs of obedience and loyalty to his master. He spoke with a stutter and broken grammar[3]. Hood was disturbingly eager to fight strong opponents, quickly growing bored with whichever hero he was fixated on after managing to defeat them. This could be seen after he seemingly defeated Endeavor, as he began to wonder if there was an even stronger hero.[4] This battle lust was a holdover from its base body's personality: a thug who worked as an underground fighter.[5]

He also displayed some wits during that battle, as he made distractions for lesser heroes by summoning weaker Nomu. He also protected his weak spot, his head, during battle.

Synopsis

History

Before being turned into a High-End Nomu, Hood was once a street punk who made a living as an underground fighter.[5]

Pro Hero Arc

Once he was activated, it took him ten hours to stabilize before he could fight.[6] At Hidamari Kindergarten, Hood is told that he was previously clueless and now more is expected of him. Hood responds to his master to leave an unknown task to him to complete.[3]

Hood flies to the restaurant where Hawks and Endeavor are meeting, as he is spotted by the heroes. Hood attacks by smashing through the window, the Nomu then asks which of them is the strongest. Endeavor sees that the rumors were true and is glad that this was well-timed. Hood prepares to attack but Endeavor takes the initiative and punches Hood out of the building. Hood's right hand, which was gripping the wall, is torn off and left clinging to the wall. Endeavor flies outside and prepares to confront the creature.[7]

Flashfire Fist - Jet Burn

Endeavor burns Hood.

Hood mocks Endeavor's attempt to hurt him as he begins regenerating the damage and regrows his right hand. As Endeavor launches another attack, Hood evades with a quick burst of flight and grabs Endeavor; throwing him through the restaurant by elongating the muscles on his arm. Hood continues the assault by swinging its arm and almost causing the top floors of the building to collapse completely. Hawks appears after having rescued the injured civilians and stabs Hood with a volley of feathers. Endeavor follows up with another attack that cuts through Hood 's body in multiple places. Hood comments that the battle is getting interesting and shows no concern over his injuries.[8]

Endeavor launches an attack that Hood flies away from. The attack completely demolishes a good portion of the building. Two heroes use their Quirks to help Endeavor from below on the street. However, their attacks do not faze Hood. Hood then releases multiple Nomu into the streets. When Endeavor doesn't make a move, Hood asks Endeavor if he isn't going to attack anymore. Hood then rushes Endeavor, wanting to test his new strength on the hero. Endeavor then unleashes Prominence Burn, which carbonizes Hood's body, but not his head. Hood regenerates quickly and strikes Endeavor. Endeavor falls to the ground defeated, as well as a damaged eye. Hood then asks if there is a stronger hero around.[4]

As Hood stands over his fallen opponent, a still conscious Endeavor used his flames to lift himself and he attempted to attack High End. However, Hood easily evaded the strike and sent the Pro Hero flying into a building, noting the latter was done. Endeavor refused to give up and used his Quirk to project himself after the Nomu who wondered if he had regeneration. Hood watched as Hawks used his feathers to enhance Endeavor's speed, allowing Endeavor to be launched at the villain.[9]

Endeavor stands victorious (Anime)

Hood is defeated.

Thrust by Hawks' feathers, Endeavor used the speed to attack High End sending them both through the air. As he was thrust through the air, Hood began to take on the behavior of a wild beast as its regenerative powers were still active while it was burned. Endeavor had Hawks give him more speed to help and used the speed boost to send him and the Nomu far from the city. With nothing to stand his way, Endeavor used a finishing move while noting he always hated the name to destroy High End for good. Hood was left as a scorched corpse on the ground as Endeavor emerged from the destruction and did a pose, similar to All Might's to show he was victorious.[10]

Dabi attempted to recover Hood's corpse and take advantage of his destruction by attacking Endeavor and Hawks but Mirko interfered before he could attack. Unable to complete his objective, Dabi was warped away leaving Hood's corpse in the custody of the heroes and the police.[11]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Hood was extraordinarily powerful, being able to completely overwhelm and severely injure Endeavor, the now No. 1 Pro Hero. Endeavor himself admitted that Hood's strength and speed surpassed his own.[8] Hood had high endurance and strength as he crashed through a window at incredible speed showing no sign of injury and could hold on a building by gripping its fingers into it.[7]

  • Immense Strength: Hood was incredibly strong even by Nomu standards, being able to swing its elongated arm through the entire width of a skyscraper and almost bring the top floors of the building down. In a direct confrontation with Endeavor, Hood overwhelmed the Pro Hero by using his strength to push Endeavor through multiple solid walls.
  • Flight: Through a combination of his Transforming Arms and Shoulder-Mounted Jets, Hood was capable of manipulating his body structure to allow him to fly through the air at high speed.[7]

Tactical Intellect: Hood's exact level of intelligence was unknown, but he was capable of cohesive speech, unlike any previous Nomu.[3] He had been shown to have good intuition and planning as he began to realize Endeavor's weakness and was able to save himself from being vaporized by decapitating himself and throwing his head to safety.[4]

Quirks

Muscle Augmentation ( (きん) (にく) (ぞう) (きょう) Kin'niku Zōkyō?): Hood's Quirk allowed him to augment the muscle fibers in his body, increasing the power and speed of his movements.[7]

Regeneration ( (さい) (せい) Saisei?): Hood's second Quirk gave him the ability to regenerate from any damage he takes.[8] He could even regenerate cells that had been burned.[8] As long as his head remained intact, Hood could regenerate his entire body.[4]

Shoulder-Mounted Jets ( (かた) () のジェット () (こう) Katabu no Jetto Kikō?): Hood's third Quirk gave him jets on the back of his shoulders. These jets allowed him to propel himself through the air and fly.[7]

Transforming Arms ( (へん) (よう) する (うで) Hen'yō Suru Ude?): Hood's fourth Quirk allowed him to shapeshift his arms. This gave him the ability to unleash powerful, elastic attacks. He could also turn them into wings to assist with his flight.[7]

Power (パワー Pawā?): Hood's fifth Quirk allowed his body to contain and unleash enormous physical power. He used this to enhance the strength of his attacks.

Storage: Hood's sixth Quirk gave him the power to store other beings within his own body and release them at will. His limit appeared to be nine.

Stats

Power
 
6/6 S
Speed
 
5/6 A
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Menace
 
6/6 S
Hood's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Debut
186. Endeavor and Hawks Appears
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Appears
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Death
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Corpse
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Mentioned
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Mentioned
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Sense Destruction Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Flashback
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Mentioned
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent

Trivia

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 224 (p. 3).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 185 and Episode 87.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 185 (p. 14-15) and Episode 87.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 and Episode 88.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 254.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 261.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186 (p. 15-19).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 187 and Episode 88.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 189 and Episode 88.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 190 (p. 9).
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 191.

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