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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 serve 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]

During the war between the Heroes and Paranormal Liberation Front, Twice was killed by Hawks as he was deemed too much a threat to keep around.[1]

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 has 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: he was explosive, lively, and came across as having a very comedic demeanor, enjoying 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.

Twice knew he was deranged and embraced it as a villain, but he was actually much more complex than he first appeared: he believed understanding your own identity is the most important aspect in life, joining the League of Villains because they accepted his craziness and made him feel comfortable in his own skin.

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". Jin's identity crisis stemmed from a tragic accident that drove him to insanity, changing his overbearing and lazy previous persona. He had a strong self-conflict over who he actually was and believed that he was a clone that had killed the original.[6]

During his confrontation with Tomoyasu Chikazoku's clones, Jin was revealed to have been a lonely individual who created clones to compensate for friendship. 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, though 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]

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 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 (二倍 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.

The clones won't disappear and they need to take a moderate degree of damage before they disintegrate into a mud-like substance. Twice had no control over the clones he made because they have their own autonomy.

Although he was previously unwilling to clone himself after a traumatic incident involving his own clones, he had since become able to do so again. Creating doubles of himself allows him to bypass his two duplicate limit, since a duplicate of a person would possess the same Quirk as the original.

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

Super Moves

  • Infinite Doubles: Sad Man's Parade (無限増殖 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

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


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 name "Twice", 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.
  • Twice shares his birthday with Mawata Fuwa.

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]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).

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