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{{Quotes|I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where [[Heroes|heroes]] can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed.|'''Keigo Takami''' in [[Chapter 192|"The Todoroki Family"]]}}
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{{Quotes|I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where [[heroes]] can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed.|'''Keigo Takami''' in [[Chapter 192|"The Todoroki Family"]]}}
 
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{{Nihongo|'''Keigo Takami'''|{{Ruby|鷹|たか}}{{Ruby|見|み}}{{Ruby|啓|けい}}{{Ruby|悟|ご}}|Takami Keigo}}{{Ref|name=data3}}, also known as {{Nihongo|'''Wing Hero: Hawks'''|ウィングヒーロー ホークス|Uingu Hīrō Hōkusu}}, is the former No. 3 [[Heroes|Pro Hero]]{{Ref|chap = 184|page = 10}} and the current [[Hero Billboard Chart JP|No. 2 Pro Hero]].{{Ref|name=c184p16}}
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{{Nihongo|'''Keigo Takami'''|{{Ruby|鷹|たか}}{{Ruby|見|み}}{{Ruby|啓|けい}}{{Ruby|悟|ご}}|Takami Keigo}},{{Ref|name=data3}}{{Ref|chap=266}} also known as {{Nihongo|'''Wing Hero: Hawks'''|ウィングヒーロー ホークス|Uingu Hīrō Hōkusu}}, is the former No. 3 [[Heroes|Pro Hero]]{{Ref|chap = 184|page = 10}} and the current [[Hero Billboard Chart JP|No. 2 Pro Hero]].{{Ref|name=c184p16}}
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
[[File:Hawks color scheme.png|thumb|left|Hawks' color scheme.]]
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Keigo is a man of average height with a slim and narrow build. It is pointed out by himself, that his back muscles are not broad enough. He has feathery ash blonde hair swept messily backward with some of the front tufts sticking up in arcs above his head, notably thick eyelashes, and some faint stubble on his chin.
Hawks is a relatively short man of quite a slim and narrow build. It is pointed out by himself, that his back muscles are not broad enough. He has feathery ash blond hair swept messily backward with some of the front tufts sticking up in arcs above his head, notably thick eyelashes, and some faint stubble on his chin. His eyes are gold-brown and rather triangular in shape, with two little black triangles just below his tear ducts, making his eyes somewhat resemble those of a bird. The marks around his eyes are naturally innate since he already had them as a child. Due to his [[Quirk]], he has a set of large bright red wings with feathers that gradually lengthen the further down they go.
 
   
He wears a black shirt with a wavy silver pattern like a ripple in a pond, over which he has a tan jacket with a high collar, the insides and cuffs of the sleeves lined with white fur, and black gloves. He has a square-shaped lobe piercing in each ear, although these are rarely visible as he usually wears a pair of green headphones over them, a shaped, blue-tinted visor attached at both sides to protect his eyes.{{Ref|chap=192|pages=1-2}} His jacket is specially modified, with two large slits over his shoulder blades, which allow his wings to easily protrude.{{Ref|name=c191|chap=191}} His costume resembles an aviator's uniform.
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His eyes are gold-brown and rather triangular in shape, with two little black triangles just below his tear ducts, making his eyes somewhat resemble those of a bird. The marks around his eyes are naturally innate since he already had them as a child. Due to his [[Quirk]], he has a set of large bright red wings with feathers that gradually lengthen the further down they go.
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He wears a black shirt with a wavy golden pattern like a ripple in a pond, over which he has a tan jacket with a high collar, the insides and cuffs of the sleeves lined with white fur, and black gloves. He has a square-shaped lobe piercing in each ear, although these are rarely visible as he usually wears a pair of yellow headphones over them. His headphones most likely have protection purposes, since the velocities in which he moves are capable of damaging eardrums beyond repair.
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A shaped, yellow-tinted visor protects his eyes, presumably from UV radiation above the clouds and dirt particles in high speed.{{Ref|chap = 192|pages = 1-2}} His jacket is specially modified, with two large slits over his shoulder blades, which allow his wings to easily protrude.{{Ref|name = c191|chap = 191}} His costume resembles an aviator's uniform.
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During his fight with [[Dabi]], Keigo obtains a scar across the left side of his face.{{ref|name = c266|chap = 266}}
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===Gallery===
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Hawks.png|Hawks' appearance in the manga.
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Keigo Takami One's Justice 2 Design.png|Hawks in [[My Hero One's Justice 2]].
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==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Hawks seems carefree and jovial. He possesses a cheerful attitude, while his vigilance often hides under layers of serenity and equanimity. Hawks dislikes formalities, often acting in a spontaneous and unpredictable way while being cocky and taunting. He is self-confident and speaks openly about his high status without relying on it. He believes that popular approval is the most important metric a [[Heroes|Pro Hero]] should be judged for since it is the task of a hero to put the citizens at ease. Hawks does not appear to take the official rankings seriously, showing a preference for the lower ranks as it would allow him to act more freely and avoid the burdens of being a top hero. He states his wish to patrol in a leisurely fashion and "take it easy."{{Ref|chap=186}}
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Keigo is shown to be highly intelligent, both emotionally and logistically. He promotes a carefree and jovial attitude, while his constant vigilance often hides under layers of serenity and equanimity. Keigo acts laid-back, while being on constant alert.
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[[File:Hawks expressions.png|thumb|left|220px|Keigo's peculiar facial expressions.]]
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Keigo follows the orders of the [[Hero Public Safety Commission|HPSC]] without hesitation but with subliminal cynicism. Nevertheless, Keigo dislikes formalities, often acting in an unpredictable way while being cocky and taunting. He acts nonchalant and jokingly submissive since he does not care about social status or recognition. Keigo uses a lot of sarcasm such as when he agrees serenely when [[Katsuki Bakugo]] claims to have been faster, and he reacts with ironic adaptation when someone claims him to be lesser.{{Ref|chap = 243|page = 6}}
   
Hawks is very talkative and can have a long, one-sided conversation casually while doing his work as a hero. He also claims that he will always strive for what he longs for. Ironically, despite his bird-like [[Quirk]], he seems to have a special liking for chicken and other bird-based meals.
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Keigo believes that popular approval is the most important metric a [[Heroes|Pro Hero]] should be judged for, since it is the task of a hero to put the citizens at ease - something that he claims to be unable to do. Keigo shows a preference for the lower hero ranks as it would allow him more freedom and avoid the burdens of being a top hero. He states his wish is to patrol in a free, leisurely fashion and "take it easy."{{Ref|chap = 186|name = c186}}
   
Still, Hawks is said to be ferocious in regards to his Pro Hero duties and understands the importance of a leader figure among all heroes after [[Toshinori Yagi|All Might]]'s retirement.
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Still, Keigo is said to be ferocious in regards to his Pro Hero duties, understanding the importance of a leader figure among all heroes after [[Toshinori Yagi|All Might]]'s retirement. When around others he likes, Keigo is very talkative and can have a prolonged one-sided conversation casually while helping dozens of civilians simultaneously in his area of influence. He also claims that he will always strive for what he longs for. Ironically, despite his bird-like Quirk, he seems to have a special liking for bird-based meals; making him a raptor.
   
Hawks is a highly intelligent individual. His cunning is shown multiple times as he outsmarts the surveillance and communicates with [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]] and the Hero-Commission, or as he had planned his actions ahead in order to have explanations for the [[Hood|High End]]-incident. He is rational and more far-sighted than manny other Pro Heroes, which is shown in his philosophy. Until now, it is unknown whether Hawks is responsible for the death of [[Tsunagu Hakamata|Best Jeanist]] in order to achieve the "greater good" in a long term run.
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Keigo is a highly intelligent individual, as his cunning is shown multiple times as he outsmarts his surveillance monitors, or as he had planned his actions ahead in order to have explanations for the [[Hood|High End]]-incident. He is rational and more far-sighted than other Pro Heroes, allowing him the best chances to go undercover.
   
He appears relaxed in situations of great pressure. Hawks gestures are lively expressive and highly personalized. He claims to be "bad at keeping it in", even through he possesses complete control over his facial expressions and body language, which makes him an extremely skilled liar. But apparently he likes to be honest.
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[[File:Hawks_talks_about_his_ideal_world_for_heroes.png|thumb|220px|"I want to make a world where heroes have time to kill."]]
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He appears relaxed in situations of great pressure, such was the case of the Hero Rankings for the new Top Charts year. Keigo's gestures are lively, expressive and highly personalized, as he always wants to get his voice across. He claims to be "bad at keeping it in", even though he possesses complete control over his facial expressions and body language, which makes him an extremely skilled liar. But apparently he adores the truth, finding lying to be too much work. These traits allowed him to easily work his way into the Liberation Army, and the slight change of motivation expertly conveyed to Endeavor the information about the Liberation Army's aims and change of leadership.
   
Hawks does not fights for status or recognition. He agrees serenely when [[Katsuki Bakugo|Katsuki]] claims to have been faster and he reacts with ironic adaptation when someone scolds his behavior and falsely lowers his privileges.{{Ref|chap=243|page=6}} Hawks is hard to insult.
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While Keigo seems uninterested in most things, he has a good heart as he saves every single witness from High End's attack and is silently disgusted at the strain of maintaining his duty-act as a double agent amidst a cabal of villains and terrorists. He also feels guilt about Endeavor's scar, having coaxed the High-End attack into a contained area to reduce casualties.{{Ref|name = c191}}
[[File:Hawks expressions.png|thumb|220x220px|Hawks peculiar facial expressions]]
 
While Hawks seems uninterested in most things, he has a good heart as he saves many people from High End's attacks and is silently disgusted at the strain of maintaining his act in his task of uncovering the [[League of Villains]]' plan. He also feels guilty about Endeavor's serious wounds from the attack and this shows while he walks with him towards the airport.{{Ref|name = c191}}
 
   
He seems relaxed and under-challenged but is in fact hard-working and under constant pressure. It is proclaimed that he trained endlessly to maximize the techniques in which he uses his wings.
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He seems relaxed and under-challenged like most prodigies would be, but is in fact hard-working and under constant pressure with his Hero career. It is proclaimed that he trained endlessly to maximize the techniques in which he uses his wings, refining his rescue and support combat abilities.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
'''Overall Abilities''': Hawks is incredibly dangerous and cunning, befitting his position as the No. 2 ranked Pro Hero. He was able to effortlessly defeat an empowered villain seemingly without paying attention, and could easily slice through weak [[Nomu]] giving other heroes trouble. He also seemed confident in his ability to beat the powerful villain [[Dabi]] with merely one feather blade.
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'''Overall Abilities''': Keigo is incredibly fast and cunning, befitting his position as the No. 2 ranked Pro Hero. He was able to effortlessly defeat an empowered villain without paying attention and kills two [[Nomu]] simultaneously. Even if he can not hold up with them power-wise, his intellect is extremely dangerous, enhancing his value as a hero to the level of [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]] or [[Toshinori Yagi|All Might]]. Keigo seemingly also has the great sense of being able to keep up a conversation with Endeavor while he saves citizens, animals, and even take down villains with his feathers, proving to be effective at multi-tasking, and incredibly aware of his surroundings.
   
From the top of a skyscraper Hawks was able to spot Endeavor between citizens, which implies he has incredibly sharp vision.{{Ref|chap=244|page=16}}
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'''Ingenious Intellect:''' Keigo has shown to be highly intelligent. He tricks the surveillance of the [[Paranormal Liberation Front]], while still preserving his facades.{{Ref|chap = 245|name = c245}} He gathers various sensitive information about the politics within the [[Hero Public Safety Commission|HPSC]], without their knowledge.{{Ref|chap = 191|page = 12}} Keigo is observant, collected and quick-thinking in his verbal confrontations with [[Dabi]] and [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]]. Keigo is able to control a large number of feathers simultaneously without looking, while yet performing a ''seemingly'' relaxed conversation.{{Ref|name = c186}}
   
'''Keen Intellect''': Hawks has shown to be highly intelligent. He tricked the surveillance of the [[Paranormal Liberation Front]], while still preserving his facades. Hawks seems to be observant, collected and quick-thinking in his verbal confrontations with Dabi respectively the Paranormal Liberation Front. Also he was able to control a large amount of feathers simultaneously without looking, while yet performing a seemingly relaxed conversation. It shows constant alertness, a fast mind and the abilitly of pretending to be laid-back.
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'''Keen Eyes:''' From the top of a skyscraper Keigo was able to spot Endeavor between hundreds of citizens, which implies he has incredibly sharp vision.{{Ref|chap = 244|page = 16}} Later, Endeavor notes Keigo's eyes to be even keener.{{Ref|chap = 252|page = 11}}
   
 
===Quirk===
 
===Quirk===
[[File:Feather Blades.png|thumb|Hawks uses two feathers as swords.]]
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{{Nihongo|'''[[Fierce Wings]]'''|剛翼|Gōyoku}}: Keigo's Quirk grants him a pair of large, bright red, feathery wings on his back. These wings allow him to fly, and he can telekinetically control the movement and nature of each individual feather with ease, enabling him to shoot them as projectiles.
{{Nihongo|'''[[Fierce Wings]]'''|剛翼|Gōyoku}}: Hawks' Quirk grants him massive, bright red wings. Hawks can telekinetically control the movement and nature of each individual feather with ease, enabling him to fly and to shoot them as projectiles. He can also feel the vibrations in the air through them, allowing him to sense people's locations, in a way similar to echolocation.{{Ref|chap=187|page=14-16}}{{Ref|chap=189|page=1}} The feathers are considerably strong, capable of carrying medium-sized objects such as rocks or human beings with just a single feather for each one or multiple for large objects.{{Ref|chap=186|pages=4-5}} As he sheds more feathers, his wings gradually shrink, impairing his flight ability.{{Ref|chap=188|page=2}} When he uses all his feathers, it takes at least two days to grow back entirely, which can be a considerable weakness. His feathers are not of infinite quantity and prove to be lacking in abundance during certain occasions. Hawks mentions he does not have enough feathers to hold up a collapsing building but enough to evacuate the victims from said building.
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*'''Feather Blades''': Hawks plucks out two long feathers from each of his wings, manipulates their nature and uses them as swords to cut through his target. They are strong enough to slice through two white Nomu summoned by High-End. It is also shown that he threatens Dabi with a single feather blade after the attack.{{Ref|chap=188|page=5}}
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[[File:Feather Blades (Anime).png|thumb|220px|Keigo uses two feathers as swords.]]
*'''Enhanced Speed''': By his own admission, Hawks' strong side isn't strength but his phenomenal speed. He was able to reach Endeavor's attackers from the top of a skyscraper, in the blink of an eye (0,5 s) which makes '''375 - 400 km/h''' (233 - 248 m/h) and he did not even seem trying, which implies that he can go faster. Hawks solves most fights so rapidly that his sidekicks can't keep up with him so he usually just leaves the aftermaths of his battles to them, while he rushes to the next case.
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He can also feel the vibrations in the air through them, allowing him to sense people's locations, in a way similar to echolocation.{{Ref|chap = 187|page = 14-16|ep = 88}}{{Ref|chap = 189|page = 1|ep = 88}} The feathers are considerably strong, capable of carrying medium-sized objects, such as rocks or human beings, with just a single feather for each one or multiple for large objects.{{Ref|chap = 186|pages = 4-5}}
*'''Vocal Espionage:''' Hawks is able to use one of his feathers to distinguish sounds from the minute change in the air, allowing him to decode conversations and vocal information from sensing the vibrations. Especially after leaving the room or increasing the distance, this technique makes him a dangerous spy.
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As he sheds more feathers, his wings gradually shrink, impairing his flight ability.{{Ref|chap = 188|page = 2|ep = 88}} When he lost all his feathers, it takes at least two days for them to grow halfway back, which can be a considerable weakness. His feathers are not of infinite quantity and prove to be lacking in abundance during certain occasions. Keigo has mentioned that he does not have enough feathers to hold up a collapsing building, but does have enough to evacuate the victims from said building.
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*'''Feather Blades''': Keigo plucks out two long feathers from each of his wings, manipulates their nature and uses them as swords to cut through his target. They are sharp enough to slice through two white Nomu summoned by High-End. It is also shown that he threatens Dabi with a single feather blade after the attack.{{Ref|chap = 188|page = 5|ep = 88}}
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*'''Enhanced Speed''': By his own admission, Keigo's strong side isn't muscle strength but his phenomenal speed. He was able to reach Endeavor's attackers from the top of a skyscraper, in the blink of an eye and he did not even seem like he was trying, which implies that he can go much faster. Keigo solves most fights so rapidly that his sidekicks can't keep up with him so he usually just leaves the aftermaths of his battles to them, while he rushes to the next case.
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*'''Vocal Espionage:''' Keigo is able to use one of his feathers to distinguish sounds from the minute it changes in the air, allowing him to decode conversations and vocal information from sensing the vibrations. Especially after leaving the room or increasing the distance, this technique makes him a dangerous spy.{{Ref|name = c245}}
   
 
=== Stats ===
 
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'''[[Joint Training Arc]]'''
 
'''[[Joint Training Arc]]'''
 
*[[Hero Agency Internships]] (Flashback)
 
*[[Hero Agency Internships]] (Flashback)
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*[[Hero Work-Studies: Round 1|Hero Work-Studies I]] (Flashback)
   
 
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**[[Enji Todoroki & Keigo Takami vs. Starservant|Endeavor & Hawks vs. Starservant]]
 
**[[Enji Todoroki & Keigo Takami vs. Starservant|Endeavor & Hawks vs. Starservant]]
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Hawks' given name is composed of the kanji for {{Nihongo|"disclose, open, say"|啓|kei}} and {{Nihongo|"enlightenment, understanding"|悟|go}}, and his surname contains {{Nihongo|"hawk"|鷹|taka}} and {{Nihongo|"see, visible, idea,"|見|mi}}.
 
*Hawks' given name is composed of the kanji for {{Nihongo|"disclose, open, say"|啓|kei}} and {{Nihongo|"enlightenment, understanding"|悟|go}}, and his surname contains {{Nihongo|"hawk"|鷹|taka}} and {{Nihongo|"see, visible, idea,"|見|mi}}.
*Hawks' design is inspired by {{W|oumagadokizoo|Takahiro}}, a character from ''{{Wikipedia|Oumagadoki Zoo|Omagadoki Zoo}}'', one of [[Kohei Horikoshi|Horikoshi]]'s previous works.{{Ref|name=v20|vol=20|Omake}}
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*Keigo's design is inspired by {{W|oumagadokizoo|Takahiro}}, a character from ''{{Wikipedia|Oumagadoki Zoo|Omagadoki Zoo}}'', one of [[Kohei Horikoshi|Horikoshi]]'s previous works.{{Ref|name=v20|vol=20|Omake}}
** Hawks himself was originally supposed to be Takahiro, as a transplanted character from ''Omagadoki Zoo'' akin to [[Uwabami]] and [[Kugo Sakamata]], but that plan was discarded in favor of a new design.
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** Keigo himself was originally supposed to be Takahiro, as a transplanted character from ''Omagadoki Zoo'' akin to [[Uwabami]] and [[Kugo Sakamata]], but that plan was discarded in favor of a new design.
*Hawks' wings and overall appearance is similar to {{Wikipedia|Warren Worthington III|Marvel's Angel}}.
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***[[Takahiro]] in his original design would later make a cameo appearance in [[My Hero Academia: Two Heroes]].
**While his code name and powers are based on DC's Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
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*Keigo's wings and overall appearance is similar to {{Wikipedia|Warren Worthington III|Marvel's Angel}}.
*Hawks holds the record for the youngest Pro Hero, as well as the fastest for a Pro Hero to become one of the top 10 Pro Heroes on the [[Hero Billboard Chart JP]].
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*Keigo didn't attend a Heroic's course in high school; instead, he was scouted for private Hero education when he was a child.
*Hawks is the first Pro Hero explicitly stated to have not attended [[U.A. High School]].
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**Keigo is the first Pro Hero explicitly stated to have not attended [[U.A. High School]].
**This also makes Hawks the highest-ranking Hero currently who did not attend U.A..
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***This also makes Keigo the highest-ranking Hero currently who did not attend U.A..
*It is hinted that Hawks was a fan of [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]] from an early age, as depicted by the drawing of him as a child holding an Endeavor figurine.{{Ref|chap=192}}
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**During an interview with Honyasan App, My Hero Academia's current editor, Yoritomi, confessed that Hawks' backstory is based off Lionel Messi's childhood. He told the interviewer "You might be familiar with the overseas soccer player Lionel Messi, but his backstory is that at a young age he was scouted by Barcelona and joined. His father had lost his job and couldn’t afford the hormone medical treatment Messi needed for his illness, but thanks to his talent for soccer FC Barcelona agreed to cover the medical expenses for them. In exchange for receiving that money, Messi had to agree to live in Spain and only play soccer from a very young age. During the World Cup I told that story to Mr. Horikoshi. The next week, or maybe the week after that, Hawks’ story was born."
*Although Hawks is bird-like, his favorite food is chicken.{{Ref|name=v20}}
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*Keigo holds the record for the youngest Pro Hero, as well as the fastest for a Pro Hero to become one of the top 10 Pro Heroes on the [[Hero Billboard Chart JP]].
*In the Fourth [[Popularity Polls|Popularity Poll]], he placed 4th.
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*It is hinted that Keigo was a fan of [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]] from an early age, as depicted by the drawing of him as a child holding an Endeavor figurine.{{Ref|chap=192}}
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*Although Keigo is bird-like, his favorite food is chicken.{{Ref|name=v20}}
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*Keigo's ratings in the [[Popularity Polls]] are as follow:
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**In the Fourth Popularity Poll, he placed 4th.
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**In the Fifth Popularity Poll, he placed 11th.
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**In the Fifth US Popularity Poll, he placed 7th.
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*Keigo's English voice actor, Zeno Robinson, also voiced [[Deidoro Sakaki]].
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
*(To [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]]) ''"I just wanna enjoy myself. Seriously. Do some leisurely patrolling, put in a few appearances, say "Aw shucks, no trouble today," and get a good night's sleep! That's my ideal life! I wanna make this world one where heroes have time to kill."''{{Ref|chap=186|page=13}}
 
*(To [[Enji Todoroki|Endeavor]]) ''"I just wanna enjoy myself. Seriously. Do some leisurely patrolling, put in a few appearances, say "Aw shucks, no trouble today," and get a good night's sleep! That's my ideal life! I wanna make this world one where heroes have time to kill."''{{Ref|chap=186|page=13}}
 
*(Inner monologue) ''"I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where [[heroes]] can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed."''{{Ref|chap=192|page=6}}
 
*(Inner monologue) ''"I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where [[heroes]] can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed."''{{Ref|chap=192|page=6}}
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*(To the [[League of Villains]]' associates) ''"If corrupting myself is enough to put everyone else at ease, then I will gladly take on this job."''{{Ref|chap = 192}}
 
*(To [[Fumikage Tokoyami]]) ''"I'm not especially interested in nurturing the next generation or anything, but... It’s great that you’re putting in effort to cover your weak points, like short-distance combat, but you shouldn’t neglect improving on your strong points either. You're capable of moving much more freely. Look... take it from a fellow bird. If you’ve got wings, you should stretch them out and fly. There’s no need for you to be confined to the ground."''{{Ref|chap=199|pages=5-6}}
 
*(To [[Fumikage Tokoyami]]) ''"I'm not especially interested in nurturing the next generation or anything, but... It’s great that you’re putting in effort to cover your weak points, like short-distance combat, but you shouldn’t neglect improving on your strong points either. You're capable of moving much more freely. Look... take it from a fellow bird. If you’ve got wings, you should stretch them out and fly. There’s no need for you to be confined to the ground."''{{Ref|chap=199|pages=5-6}}
   
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I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where heroes can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed.
Keigo Takami in "The Todoroki Family"

Keigo Takami ( (たか) () (けい) () Takami Keigo?),[2][3] also known as Wing Hero: Hawks (ウィングヒーロー ホークス Uingu Hīrō Hōkusu?), is the former No. 3 Pro Hero[4] and the current No. 2 Pro Hero.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Keigo is a man of average height with a slim and narrow build. It is pointed out by himself, that his back muscles are not broad enough. He has feathery ash blonde hair swept messily backward with some of the front tufts sticking up in arcs above his head, notably thick eyelashes, and some faint stubble on his chin.

His eyes are gold-brown and rather triangular in shape, with two little black triangles just below his tear ducts, making his eyes somewhat resemble those of a bird. The marks around his eyes are naturally innate since he already had them as a child. Due to his Quirk, he has a set of large bright red wings with feathers that gradually lengthen the further down they go.

He wears a black shirt with a wavy golden pattern like a ripple in a pond, over which he has a tan jacket with a high collar, the insides and cuffs of the sleeves lined with white fur, and black gloves. He has a square-shaped lobe piercing in each ear, although these are rarely visible as he usually wears a pair of yellow headphones over them. His headphones most likely have protection purposes, since the velocities in which he moves are capable of damaging eardrums beyond repair.

A shaped, yellow-tinted visor protects his eyes, presumably from UV radiation above the clouds and dirt particles in high speed.[5] His jacket is specially modified, with two large slits over his shoulder blades, which allow his wings to easily protrude.[6] His costume resembles an aviator's uniform.

During his fight with Dabi, Keigo obtains a scar across the left side of his face.[7]

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Keigo is shown to be highly intelligent, both emotionally and logistically. He promotes a carefree and jovial attitude, while his constant vigilance often hides under layers of serenity and equanimity. Keigo acts laid-back, while being on constant alert.

Hawks expressions

Keigo's peculiar facial expressions.

Keigo follows the orders of the HPSC without hesitation but with subliminal cynicism. Nevertheless, Keigo dislikes formalities, often acting in an unpredictable way while being cocky and taunting. He acts nonchalant and jokingly submissive since he does not care about social status or recognition. Keigo uses a lot of sarcasm such as when he agrees serenely when Katsuki Bakugo claims to have been faster, and he reacts with ironic adaptation when someone claims him to be lesser.[8]

Keigo believes that popular approval is the most important metric a Pro Hero should be judged for, since it is the task of a hero to put the citizens at ease - something that he claims to be unable to do. Keigo shows a preference for the lower hero ranks as it would allow him more freedom and avoid the burdens of being a top hero. He states his wish is to patrol in a free, leisurely fashion and "take it easy."[9]

Still, Keigo is said to be ferocious in regards to his Pro Hero duties, understanding the importance of a leader figure among all heroes after All Might's retirement. When around others he likes, Keigo is very talkative and can have a prolonged one-sided conversation casually while helping dozens of civilians simultaneously in his area of influence. He also claims that he will always strive for what he longs for. Ironically, despite his bird-like Quirk, he seems to have a special liking for bird-based meals; making him a raptor.

Keigo is a highly intelligent individual, as his cunning is shown multiple times as he outsmarts his surveillance monitors, or as he had planned his actions ahead in order to have explanations for the High End-incident. He is rational and more far-sighted than other Pro Heroes, allowing him the best chances to go undercover.

Hawks talks about his ideal world for heroes

"I want to make a world where heroes have time to kill."

He appears relaxed in situations of great pressure, such was the case of the Hero Rankings for the new Top Charts year. Keigo's gestures are lively, expressive and highly personalized, as he always wants to get his voice across. He claims to be "bad at keeping it in", even though he possesses complete control over his facial expressions and body language, which makes him an extremely skilled liar. But apparently he adores the truth, finding lying to be too much work. These traits allowed him to easily work his way into the Liberation Army, and the slight change of motivation expertly conveyed to Endeavor the information about the Liberation Army's aims and change of leadership.

While Keigo seems uninterested in most things, he has a good heart as he saves every single witness from High End's attack and is silently disgusted at the strain of maintaining his duty-act as a double agent amidst a cabal of villains and terrorists. He also feels guilt about Endeavor's scar, having coaxed the High-End attack into a contained area to reduce casualties.[6]

He seems relaxed and under-challenged like most prodigies would be, but is in fact hard-working and under constant pressure with his Hero career. It is proclaimed that he trained endlessly to maximize the techniques in which he uses his wings, refining his rescue and support combat abilities.

AbilitiesEdit

Overall Abilities: Keigo is incredibly fast and cunning, befitting his position as the No. 2 ranked Pro Hero. He was able to effortlessly defeat an empowered villain without paying attention and kills two Nomu simultaneously. Even if he can not hold up with them power-wise, his intellect is extremely dangerous, enhancing his value as a hero to the level of Endeavor or All Might. Keigo seemingly also has the great sense of being able to keep up a conversation with Endeavor while he saves citizens, animals, and even take down villains with his feathers, proving to be effective at multi-tasking, and incredibly aware of his surroundings.

Ingenious Intellect: Keigo has shown to be highly intelligent. He tricks the surveillance of the Paranormal Liberation Front, while still preserving his facades.[10] He gathers various sensitive information about the politics within the HPSC, without their knowledge.[11] Keigo is observant, collected and quick-thinking in his verbal confrontations with Dabi and Endeavor. Keigo is able to control a large number of feathers simultaneously without looking, while yet performing a seemingly relaxed conversation.[9]

Keen Eyes: From the top of a skyscraper Keigo was able to spot Endeavor between hundreds of citizens, which implies he has incredibly sharp vision.[12] Later, Endeavor notes Keigo's eyes to be even keener.[13]

QuirkEdit

Fierce Wings (剛翼 Gōyoku?): Keigo's Quirk grants him a pair of large, bright red, feathery wings on his back. These wings allow him to fly, and he can telekinetically control the movement and nature of each individual feather with ease, enabling him to shoot them as projectiles.

Feather Blades (Anime)

Keigo uses two feathers as swords.

He can also feel the vibrations in the air through them, allowing him to sense people's locations, in a way similar to echolocation.[14][15] The feathers are considerably strong, capable of carrying medium-sized objects, such as rocks or human beings, with just a single feather for each one or multiple for large objects.[16]

As he sheds more feathers, his wings gradually shrink, impairing his flight ability.[17] When he lost all his feathers, it takes at least two days for them to grow halfway back, which can be a considerable weakness. His feathers are not of infinite quantity and prove to be lacking in abundance during certain occasions. Keigo has mentioned that he does not have enough feathers to hold up a collapsing building, but does have enough to evacuate the victims from said building.

  • Feather Blades: Keigo plucks out two long feathers from each of his wings, manipulates their nature and uses them as swords to cut through his target. They are sharp enough to slice through two white Nomu summoned by High-End. It is also shown that he threatens Dabi with a single feather blade after the attack.[18]
  • Enhanced Speed: By his own admission, Keigo's strong side isn't muscle strength but his phenomenal speed. He was able to reach Endeavor's attackers from the top of a skyscraper, in the blink of an eye and he did not even seem like he was trying, which implies that he can go much faster. Keigo solves most fights so rapidly that his sidekicks can't keep up with him so he usually just leaves the aftermaths of his battles to them, while he rushes to the next case.
  • Vocal Espionage: Keigo is able to use one of his feathers to distinguish sounds from the minute it changes in the air, allowing him to decode conversations and vocal information from sensing the vibrations. Especially after leaving the room or increasing the distance, this technique makes him a dangerous spy.[10]

Stats Edit

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

Battles & EventsEdit

Battles & Events

TriviaEdit

  • Hawks' given name is composed of the kanji for "disclose, open, say" ( kei?) and "enlightenment, understanding" ( go?), and his surname contains "hawk" ( taka?) and "see, visible, idea," ( mi?).
  • Keigo's design is inspired by Takahiro, a character from Omagadoki Zoo, one of Horikoshi's previous works.[19]
    • Keigo himself was originally supposed to be Takahiro, as a transplanted character from Omagadoki Zoo akin to Uwabami and Kugo Sakamata, but that plan was discarded in favor of a new design.
  • Keigo's wings and overall appearance is similar to Marvel's Angel.
  • Keigo didn't attend a Heroic's course in high school; instead, he was scouted for private Hero education when he was a child.
    • Keigo is the first Pro Hero explicitly stated to have not attended U.A. High School.
      • This also makes Keigo the highest-ranking Hero currently who did not attend U.A..
    • During an interview with Honyasan App, My Hero Academia's current editor, Yoritomi, confessed that Hawks' backstory is based off Lionel Messi's childhood. He told the interviewer "You might be familiar with the overseas soccer player Lionel Messi, but his backstory is that at a young age he was scouted by Barcelona and joined. His father had lost his job and couldn’t afford the hormone medical treatment Messi needed for his illness, but thanks to his talent for soccer FC Barcelona agreed to cover the medical expenses for them. In exchange for receiving that money, Messi had to agree to live in Spain and only play soccer from a very young age. During the World Cup I told that story to Mr. Horikoshi. The next week, or maybe the week after that, Hawks’ story was born."
  • Keigo holds the record for the youngest Pro Hero, as well as the fastest for a Pro Hero to become one of the top 10 Pro Heroes on the Hero Billboard Chart JP.
  • It is hinted that Keigo was a fan of Endeavor from an early age, as depicted by the drawing of him as a child holding an Endeavor figurine.[20]
  • Although Keigo is bird-like, his favorite food is chicken.[19]
  • Keigo's ratings in the Popularity Polls are as follow:
    • In the Fourth Popularity Poll, he placed 4th.
    • In the Fifth Popularity Poll, he placed 11th.
    • In the Fifth US Popularity Poll, he placed 7th.
  • Keigo's English voice actor, Zeno Robinson, also voiced Deidoro Sakaki.

QuotesEdit

  • (To Endeavor) "I just wanna enjoy myself. Seriously. Do some leisurely patrolling, put in a few appearances, say "Aw shucks, no trouble today," and get a good night's sleep! That's my ideal life! I wanna make this world one where heroes have time to kill."[21]
  • (Inner monologue) "I am Hawks. The man who's a bit too fast. A society where heroes can enjoy a little boredom... I'll make it happen, I promise, at my trademark top speed."[22]
  • (To the League of Villains' associates) "If corrupting myself is enough to put everyone else at ease, then I will gladly take on this job."[20]
  • (To Fumikage Tokoyami) "I'm not especially interested in nurturing the next generation or anything, but... It’s great that you’re putting in effort to cover your weak points, like short-distance combat, but you shouldn’t neglect improving on your strong points either. You're capable of moving much more freely. Look... take it from a fellow bird. If you’ve got wings, you should stretch them out and fly. There’s no need for you to be confined to the ground."[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 184 (p. 16).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 266.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 184 (p. 10).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 192 (pp. 1-2).
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 191.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 266.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 243 (p. 6).
  9. 9.0 9.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186.
  10. 10.0 10.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 245.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 191 (p. 12).
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 244 (p. 16).
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 252 (p. 11).
  14. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 187 (p. 14-16) and Episode 88.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 189 (p. 1) and Episode 88.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186 (pp. 4-5).
  17. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 (p. 2) and Episode 88.
  18. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 188 (p. 5) and Episode 88.
  19. 19.0 19.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 20, Omake
  20. 20.0 20.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 192.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 186 (p. 13).
  22. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 192 (p. 6).
  23. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 199 (pp. 5-6).

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