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Business dealings... are something y'do face-to-face. And I only make deals with people I respect. Not guys who kick the crap outta me first. Sure, I might know the League. Might not. Either way, you ain't getting a thing outta me. Cuz what kinda merchant sells out his customers?! Thanks, but come again when you got the guts to do this right!
Kagero Okuta to Re-Destro in "Go! Slidin' Go!"

Kagero Okuta ( (おく) () (かげ) (ろう) Okuta Kagerō?),[1] also known as Giran ( () (ラン) Giran?), is a C-rank villain and broker in association with the League of Villains, working to scout new recruits for their organization.

Appearance

Giran is a middle-aged man of moderate height and slight build, with eyebrows that appear to be drawn up most of the time and notably squinted-looking pink eyes. He has short gray hair worn parted to his right with side bangs hanging above his eyes, along with a small mustache and a goatee on his chin, and one of his front teeth seems to be missing, leaving a gap in his grin. After being captured and tortured by the Meta Liberation Army, he lost all the fingers of his right hand.

He wears a pair of dress pants and a matching blazer, along with plain black shoes and a shirt which he leaves partially unbuttoned at the top. He has a thick, golden tube-like necklace around his neck that appears to be made up of multiple segments, sometimes along with a fluffy scarf that resembles intestines in shape and color, also sporting a pair of circular glasses on his face. He is often seen smoking a cigarette.

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Personality

Giran appears indifferent and unsympathetic towards others, focused only on getting money from his clients. His constant smirk makes him look smugly self-confident. His cell phone case features bunny ears and he lights his cigarettes using the flame of a gun, suggesting he has eccentric tastes.

Despite being only interested in profiting of his dealings, Giran possesses standards. He refuses to have dealings with anyone he hates, and no amount of money or threats will change his mind.[2] Even under the most severe of tortures, such as when his fingers were chopped off, he refuses to collaborate and disclose confidential information of his clients and partners.[3]

He is also willing to offer advise or his opinion to his clients if he thinks it is necessary, and has an open disdain for big businesses trying to cut into his racket.

Abilities

Business Skills: Giran, according to Kurogiri, is a well-known name in the underworld. He is knowledgeable about current trends and is also great at scouting potential villains. He also successfully deals with illegal costumes, especially with the growing underground popularity of the League of Villains.[4]

Keen Intellect: Giran also demonstrates he has ample scientific knowledge, commenting on how the combination of chemicals Knuckleduster was ordering can result in toxic fumes; as well as knowing that a taser cannot have a built-in AED, as the electric pulses they deliver are different. Along with knowledge of what drugs are able to be consumed in large doses - and ones that aren't - he appears to know a great deal about everything he supplies and how they work.[5]

Quirk

Muddiness ( (こん) (だく) Kondaku?): Giran’s Quirk grants him the ability to cause minor amnesia to his target by making contact with their head, causing their memories of the previous five minutes and the next five minutes to become vague.[1]

Stats

Power
 
1/6 E
Speed
 
1/6 E
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
5/6 A
Professionalism
 
5/6 A
Kagero's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Chapter Appearances

Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock it Off, Iida! Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Iida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Debut
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up! A Tale From the Past Absent
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up For Final Exams Absent
61. The Worst Combo Absent
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Absent
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Appears
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Flashback
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 Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
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 Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Flashback
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
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 Mentioned
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Flashback
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Absent
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 Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Appears
240. Power Appears
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 Mentioned
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!! Absent
264. One's Justice Flashback
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Appears
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

Trivia

  • Giran's villain name is split in two kanji: "right conduct, righteousness, justice, morality" ( gi?) and "be sore, inflamed, bleary, fester" ( ran?).
  • His first name is composed of the kanji for "shadow, silhouette, phantom" ( kage?) and "haziness, dreaminess, gloom" ( ?), and his last name contains "recollection, think, remember" ( oku?) and "rice field" ( ta?).
  • Formerly, he was a B-Rank Villain,[6] but nowadays he is a C-Rank Villain.[1]

Quotes

  • (To a business associate about the effects of Hero Killer: Stain's message) "This clip keeps getting put up and taken down, because both sides get it. Especially this last part...this guy's whole style's gonna spread like a plague. From the punks with a few priors to the really bad guys on the run...anyone who's anyone...myself included, of course. All that evil scattered around out there...we're all gripped by the same fever. We'll all be drawn to the organization he was working with...the League of Villains."[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 219.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 223.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 115.
  5. My Hero Academia Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 26.
  6. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 57.

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