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There's no place for insane guys like me in society. As for the people heroes like to save... yeah, they're always the good, virtuous ones. Anyway, I finally accepted me for me and decided to make myself useful to the League of Villains... because I wanna be okay with me being me.
Jin Bubaigawara in "Unleashed"

Jin Bubaigawara ( () (ばい) (がわ) () (じん) Bubaigawara Jin?),[2] also known as Twice (トゥワイス Tuwaisu?),[3] was a Villain affiliated with the League of Villains and was part of its Vanguard Action Squad. He and the rest of his team served as the main antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc.

He later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, an organization formed from the remnants of the League and the Meta Liberation Army. Twice also served as the commander for the "Vanguard Action Tactics Regiment: Black" of the aforementioned organization.[4]

Appearance

Jin Bubaigawara was an adult man with blond hair and gray-blue eyes. He had a large scar splitting his forehead from an incident in his past. He had visible traces of facial hair over his mouth and at the bottom of his chin. His civilian attire consisted of a blue-collared shirt over a white tank top along with a normal pair of pants and boots.

Twice's villain costume was a black and gray bodysuit that covered his body completely, along with gray boots. The upper half of his signature mask was gray with white eye sockets while the lower half-covering his mouth was black. Twice also sported red and green wristbands that he stored his measuring tapes in.

The majority of Twice's suit was black other than the section over his lower legs and the gray designs that appear to form a "T" and "W" over his chest. The "T" is formed by a horizontal line crossing his upper torso and a vertical line ascending from the abdomen. Another line snakes down to his lower torso and splits down to his thighs, which then ascends to his hips forming a "W".

Gallery

Personality

Twice had a very unique personality: explosive, lively, and originally having a very comedic demeanor. He enjoyed assuming dramatic poses and eccentric facial expressions. Twice constantly contradicted himself, making one statement in one voice and then immediately saying the opposite in another voice. For example, he insulted Dabi and then praised him in the following sentence.[5]

Jin Bubaigawara breaking down

Jin's clashing personalities.

This was part of a mental instability Twice would embrace as a villain. He believed understanding your own identity is the most important aspect in life, an understanding he lost during the 9-day conflict of his clone left him unsure if he was the original or not.[6] Jin's identity crisis drove him to insanity, changing his overbearing and lazy previous persona into his manic villainous attitude. Without his mask, Jin suffered more heavily from something akin to dissociative identity disorder: while masked, Twice contradicted himself and acted completely natural about it, but without it his split personalities argued with each other. He would go into a panic and threaten to "split" until he put his mask back on and become "whole".

During his confrontation with Tomoyasu Chikazoku's clones, Jin was revealed to have been a lonely individual who created clones to compensate for friendship. He joined the the League of Villains because they accepted his craziness and made him feel comfortable in his own skin. His desperation to find friends lead him to trust others very quickly. As a side effect, this also left him vulnerable to betrayal and emotionally devastated when people like Overhaul or Hawks turned on him. When injured by the fake clones Tomoyasu created, he moved past his trauma after realizing that he was the original and didn't hesitate to protect Himiko Toga.[7][8] However, his clones still displayed conflict over who was the original, although they were willing to work past it for their goals. It is shown that even after conquering his inner demons that Jin still occasionally experienced relapses, suggesting his multiple split personality issues.[9] Despite his still fragile mindset, Twice remained resolute in his loyalty to his friends. Rejecting any offer of support from the heroes who threaten them and ultimately giving his life protecting the League; in his final moments he was content with his fate as he had protected his friends at the end.

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Twice was a fairly capable villain and a major asset to the League of Villains. His Quirk was very effective in a supporting role, as he could use his power to create reinforcement for both himself and his allies in battle. Tomura Shigaraki claims that Twice's Quirk is a key piece to the League's plans. Overhaul and, later, the Meta Liberation Army, wanted to recruit Twice in order to get a hold of his unique Quirk.[10][11] Other than his Quirk proficiency, Twice was also a skilled acrobat with impressive speed and reaction time, completely evading an ice wave from Shoto Todoroki, one of U.A. High School's most promising students.[12] Having used his abilities for widespread burglary and theft, Twice became one of the government's most wanted criminals.[7] Even Hawks, the number two Pro Hero, believed Twice to be the most dangerous of Shigaraki's lieutenants,[4] and was one of the main reasons he wanted to kill him during the war.[13]

Quirk

Double Manga

Jin duplicating himself.

Double ( () (ばい) Nibai?): Jin's Quirk granted him the ability create an exact duplicate of anything, living or not. In order to duplicate something, he needed to know the exact measurements and characteristics. He was limited to only two duplications at a time. The duplicates were not as durable as the original; the second duplicate being even less durable than the first.

Twice had no control over the clones he made because they have their own autonomy; their personalites and abilities being completely identical to the original. Although he was initially unwilling to duplicate himself due to traumatic experiences involving his own clones, he eventually overcame this. Creating doubles of himself allowed him to bypass his two duplicate limit, since a duplicate of a person would possess the same Quirk as the original.

The clones don't disappear, instead, they disintegrate into a mud-like substance after taking a certain degree of damage.

According to Giran, this Quirk allowed Twice the potential to take down entire countries.

Super Moves

  • Infinite Doubles: Sad Man's Parade ( () (げん) (ぞう) (しょく) 哀れな行進 (サッドマンズパレード) Mugen Zōshoku Saddo Manzu Parēdo?): Jin creates clones of himself, then the clones create clones of themselves, then those clones create clones of themselves. This cycle of exponential growth continues, resulting in thousands of clones of Jin.[8]

Stats

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

Equipment

Costume: Twice's villain costume was worn by him mainly to help preserve his mental wellbeing, as wearing his costume and keeping his face covered kept his split personalities from clashing.

  • Measuring Tape: Twice kept measuring tape in both of his wristbands. He used them to collect measurements for his cloning and for combat. The tape is extremely sharp and can be used as a weapon, being enough to cut clean through solid ice.

Battles and Events

Battles & Events


Character Appearances

Appearances
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Debut
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Iida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Result's Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Appears
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Appears
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Appears
147. Twoga!! Appears
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Appears
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Appears
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Appears
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Appears
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Appears
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Appears
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Appears
221. Memento from All For One Appears
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Appears
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Appears
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Appears
230. Sad Man's Parade Appears
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Appears
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Sense Destruction Appears
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Appears
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Appears
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 Appears
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 Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
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 Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
266. Happy Life Death
267. Flames Corpse
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Corpse
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Mentioned
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Flashback
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

Trivia

Twice Prototype

Twice's preliminary design.

  • Twice's preliminary design didn't change much from his current one, having a slightly different costume with four eye openings instead of just two.
  • Twice's costume and lively mannerisms may be inspired by Deadpool from Marvel Comics. However, his apparent split personality and using his mask to maintain some level of sanity resembles Rorschach from Watchmen.
  • His costume, Quirk and insanity is also very similar to the Superman villain Riot, who wears a nearly identical costume, can duplicate himself and also became insane.
  • His family name "Bubaigawara", is pronounced and written the same as a train station in Tokyo that is jointly run by two separate railroad stations. The kanji used for his given name "Jin", 仁, is similar to the kanji for the number two, 二.
  • Twice's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 47th place in the 4th Popularity Poll.
  • Twice is currently the only villain who has the quickest ranking up from a C-rank to an S-rank in just a few months and the only lieutenant of the PLF to be an S-rank villain.
  • Twice shares some similarities with Ectoplasm:
    • Both have disabilities, Twice with insanity issues, and Ectoplasm with prosthetic legs.
    • Both have Quirks that can duplicate themselves.
  • Twice is a smoker.
  • According to his Volume 24 Profile:
    • Twice likes smoking cigarettes.
    • Twice's costume was specially ordered by Giran, designed to be tough yet easy on the skin. With Twice unable to hold together a normal life and income, as well as having lost all the money he stole, it was far more than anything he could afford by himself. Giran ended up putting it on his tab, but still demanded his intermediary fee as a broker.
  • Twice shares his birthday with Mawata Fuwa.
  • Ironically Jin's death reveals that his Doubles melt away without the original, destroying any information that could have resolved his inner struggle if there was any way he could have known.

Quotes

  • (To Dabi about Mr. Compress's message regarding the completion of their mission) "Hey, Dabi, you hear that message?! Pretty exciting. Mr. Compress sure got the job done quickly, huh? He took his sweet time, though!! I'm getting sleepy over here."[14]
  • (To himself, about the League of Villains while being attacked by Tomoyasu Chikazoku's clones) "Especially since I want to repay you guys for accepting me with open arms! I've always had that on my mind! This whole time!" [15]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 266.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88 (p. 4).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 77 (p. 12-13).
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 77 and Episode 43.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 115 and Episode 62.
  7. 7.0 7.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 229.
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 230.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 240.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 147.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 228.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 82 and Episode 45.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 265.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 81 (p. 5).
  15. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 230 (p. 1).

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