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I swear on my name, Vine... that the schemers will be judged.
Ibara Shiozaki in "Quaotic Quirkstravaganza"

Ibara Shiozaki ( (しお) (ざき) (いばら) Shiozaki Ibara?), also known as Vine (ヴァイン Vain?), previously Maria (マリア Maria?), is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Ibara is a girl of medium height with green, thorn-covered vines for hair, one set wrapped around her forehead a couple of times. Because of her Quirk, she can grow them at will but she likes to keep her vines at a reasonably manageable length: just above her waist. Her eyes are squinted and dark green with long lower eyelashes, and she's regarded as cute by Denki Kaminari.

Her hero costume consists of a plain white robe and black knee-high boots.

Personality

Ibara Shiozaki personality

Ibara displaying her humble nature

Ibara is a very modest and courteous person who first makes her humility clear after Present Mic calls her an assassin. Although graceful and soft-spoken, she is not afraid to make her pure intentions known. She seems to be of a highly religious inclination, due to her talking about heaven and divine beings in passing on multiple occasions, and her super moves having somewhat religious names, such as "Faith's Shield" and "Crucifixion".

Despite initially seeming very pure and kind, Ibara shows an unexpected vindictive side, best demonstrated in the Joint Training Arc, with her harsh judgement of Class 1-A and her telling Jurota Shishida that she hoped the "fires of hell" would relieve him of his sins.

She showed her gratitude after receiving a second chance to participate in the U.A. Sports Festival and made her objective to spread well across the world apparent before her fight with Denki.[2] Ibara also prefers to be fair and square, as she disagreed with Neito Monoma's plan to throw the Obstacle Race and placed fourth instead. She also found her teammates "sinful".

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Ibara has proven herself to be a capable individual, as her skills allowed her to earn 4th place in the U.A. Entrance Exam, having a fair balance of both villain and rescue points. She has incredible proficiency over her Quirk's applications, utilizing it in the same manner as Kamui Woods' Arbor Quirk. Ibara seems to be the stationary-type combatant, letting her Quirk do all the work for her in battles while she stands still. Due to this fighting style however, Ibara leaves herself vulnerable to attacks from an opponent with superior speed, or close-quarters combat abilities, such as Tenya Iida.

Quirk

Ibara defeats Denki

Ibara demonstrates her Quirk proficiency, which allows her to effortlessly defeat Denki Kaminari.

Vines (ツル Tsuru?): Ibara's Quirk gives her hair-like vines that grow on her head. She can lengthen and manipulate the vines, allowing her to attack, defend, and grapple. She also has the ability to detach them at will. The vines will grow back, provided her head receives proper sunlight and water.

Super Moves

  • Via Dolorosa (ヴィアドロローサ Via Dororōsa?): Ibara covers an entire area with her vines, trapping anything that touch them.
  • Crucifixion (磔刑 (クルセフィクション) Kurusefikushon?): Ibara uses her vines to trap her opponent in a ball of vines suspended in the air to restrict their movement. The shape resembles that of a rubber band ball. She uses this move on Denki to insulate him, rendering him unable to discharge his quirk.
  • Faith's Shield (信仰の盾 (フェイスズシールド) Feisuzu Shīrudo?): Ibara swiftly creates a wall of vines to protect herself before detaching the vines. She used it as a second line of defense against Denki.

Stats

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

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
4/6 B
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
2/6 D
Holiness
 
5/6 A
Ibara's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

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 Appears
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
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 Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Appears
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 Appears
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 Absent
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! Absent
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 Appears
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
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 Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Appears
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

Trivia

  • Ibara's name contains the kanji for "salt" ( shio?), "promontory" ( zaki?), and "thorn" ( ibara?).
  • Ibara ranked 4th during the U.A. Entrance Exam with 36 Villain Points and 32 Rescue Points.
  • Ibara's favorite food is bread.
  • Ibara was originally planned to be in Class 1-A.
  • In Volume 4, Horikoshi commented that he finds it hard to draw Ibara's hair.
  • Ibara's religious nature, appearance and Quirk allude to Christianity in several ways:
    • Ibara's thorny hair is similar to the crown of thorns that is said to have been placed on Jesus Christ's head at the time of His crucifixion.
    • Her Hero Costume consists of a plain white robe, which looks similar to the one worn in many depictions of Jesus Christ.
    • Her former Hero name "Maria" is the Latin name for the Virgin Mary.
    • Her birthday is September 8, which is also the birthday of the Virgin Mary.
    • All of her Super Moves are named after biblical terms.

Quotes

  • (After defeating Denki Kaminari) "Yes... I have not wasted the opportunity bestowed upon me..."[3]
  • (When Eijiro Kirishima was thrown at her) "A lost lamb descends from the heavens."

References

  1. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  2. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 21.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 35.

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