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{{Quotes|I think... there's something real tasteless about bringing a gun or a knife to a fight. Whoever's got the weapon wins, right? That ain't a real fight. Men're meant to rip each other apart with their own power. You feel me?|'''Kendo Rappa''' to [[Taishiro Toyomitsu|Fat Gum]] in [[Chapter 142|"Shield-and-Shield, Spear-and-Shield"]]}}
 
{{Quotes|I think... there's something real tasteless about bringing a gun or a knife to a fight. Whoever's got the weapon wins, right? That ain't a real fight. Men're meant to rip each other apart with their own power. You feel me?|'''Kendo Rappa''' to [[Taishiro Toyomitsu|Fat Gum]] in [[Chapter 142|"Shield-and-Shield, Spear-and-Shield"]]}}
 
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|eye= Yellow
 
|quirk= [[Strongarm]]
 
|quirk= [[Strongarm]]
 
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|occupation= [[Yakuza]]
 
|occupation= [[Yakuza]]
 
|affiliation= [[Shie Hassaikai]]
 
|affiliation= [[Shie Hassaikai]]
|teams= [[Eight Expendables]]
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|teams= [[Eight Bullets]]
 
|debut= [[Chapter 138]]
 
|debut= [[Chapter 138]]
 
|debutanime = [[Episode 70]]
 
|debutanime = [[Episode 70]]
 
|voice= Shouhei Kajikawa
 
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|eng voice= Eric Rolon
 
|image gallery= Yes
 
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{{Nihongo|'''Kendo Rappa'''|乱波肩動|Rappa Kendō}} is one of the [[Eight Expendables]] who serves [[Kai Chisaki|Overhaul]] and the [[Shie Hassaikai]].
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{{Nihongo|'''Kendo Rappa'''|乱波肩動|Rappa Kendō}} is one of the [[Eight Bullets]] who serves [[Kai Chisaki|Overhaul]] and the [[Shie Hassaikai]].
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
 
Kendo is a very large, muscular man with long, light-colored hair.
 
Kendo is a very large, muscular man with long, light-colored hair.
   
His face is hidden beneath the plague mask given to him by the Shie Hassaikai, and he dons a tattered t-shirt and dark pants covered by a light tunic and decorated with two belts. Kendo also sports his signature gloves, which cover his hands with several leather straps and his knuckles with metal.
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His face is hidden beneath the plague mask given to him by the Shie Hassaikai, and he dons a tattered t-shirt and dark pants covered by a light tunic and decorated with two belts. Kendo also sports his signature gloves, which cover his hands and wrists with several leather straps and his knuckles with metal.
   
 
===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
 
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Rappa manga.png|Kendo's full appearance.
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Rappa manga.png|Kendo's full appearance (manga).
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Kendo_Rappa_face.png|Kendo Rappa's unmasked face.
 
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</gallery>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
[[File:Rappa's battle-crazed personality.png|200px|left|thumb|Kendo's undying lust for battle.]]
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[[File:Rappa's battle crazed personality.png|220px|left|thumb|Kendo's undying lust for battle.]]
Kendo is a very hot-blooded man who thrives on violence and bloodshed. He has a warrior-like mentality and all he cares about is seeking out a battle that can satisfy him. Kendo believes it's unbecoming for a fighter to use weapons and that everyone should fight with the power of their bodies.{{Ref|name=c142|chap=142}}
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Kendo is a very hot-blooded man who thrives on violence and bloodshed. He has a warrior-like mentality and all he cares about is seeking out a battle that can satisfy him. Kendo believes it's unbecoming for a fighter to use weapons and that everyone should fight with the power of their bodies.{{Ref|name = c142|chap = 142|ep = 72}}
   
Unlike most of the Eight Expendables, Kendo only serves Overhaul because he hopes to one day defeat him. Kendo's entire mindset revolves around provoking others into a fight to the death where he can stake his life on the line. If someone cannot satisfy that interest, Kendo wants nothing to do with them. If someone can give him the thrill he seeks, Kendo shows them great respect.
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Unlike most of the Eight Bullets, Kendo only serves Overhaul because he hopes to one day defeat him. Kendo's entire mindset revolves around provoking others into a fight to the death where he can stake his life on the line. If someone cannot satisfy that interest, Kendo wants nothing to do with them. If someone can give him the thrill he seeks, Kendo shows them great respect.
   
To a certain degree, Kendo appears to have his own sense of honor. He would rather fight alone and win with his own strength than fight alongside [[Hekiji Tengai]]. Kendo also allowed [[Taishiro Toyomitsu|Fat Gum]] to take [[Eijiro Kirishima]] to heal so they can fight again sometime.{{Ref|name=c146|chap=146}}
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To a certain degree, Kendo appears to have his own sense of honor. He would rather fight alone and win with his own strength than fight alongside [[Hekiji Tengai]]. Kendo also allowed [[Taishiro Toyomitsu|Fat Gum]] to take [[Eijiro Kirishima]] to heal so they can fight again sometime.{{Ref|name = c146|chap = 146|ep = 73}}
   
==History==
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==Abilities==
[[File:Rappa Dies.png|thumb|200px|Overhaul becomes the first person to "kill" Kendo.]]
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[[File:Rappa_pulverizes_Fat_Gum.gif|thumb|left|220px|Kendo pulverizing Fat Gum with endless bullet punches.]]
Kendo used to spend his days fighting in an underground fighting ring. He did as a rebellion over his strict parents. In that fight club, fighters could go berserk with their [[Quirk|Quirks]]. Kendo's battle prowess made him too powerful for all his opponents and he never got the deathmatch he always desired.
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'''Overall Abilities''': Being an [[Eight Bullets]] member of the [[Shie Hassaikai]], Kendo is a very formidable individual. Prior to joining the Shie Hassaikai, Kendo was an experienced brawler who participated in Quirk-permitted underground fight clubs, where he remained undefeated until his encounter with [[Kai Chisaki]], who wanted to recruit Kendo into the Yakuza, due to the brawler's fighting capabilities. Kendo proposed that, in order to gain his servitude, Kai has to defeat him in battle, but just as Kendo prepared an attack, the Yakuza leader effortlessly [[Overhaul (Quirk)|disassembled, then reassembled]] Kendo. Even after becoming a member of the Eight Bullets, Kendo had enough mettle to challenge Kai 5 times, but was overhauled and defeated with each attempt. Due to his direct combat efficiency, Kai paired Kendo with [[Hekiji Tengai]], an individual who excels in [[Barrier|defense]]. When the pair tag-teams in battle, Kendo assaults the opponents with powerful bullet punches that are augmented in terms of speed by his [[Strongarm]] Quirk, whereas Hekiji utilizes his fairly strong barriers to protect Kendo should the former meet his match, or if Hekiji wishes to protect himself from attacks.
   
At some point, [[Kai Chisaki|Overhaul]] attends a fight to recruit Kendo to join the [[Yakuza]]. Kendo tried to kill him and ended up "dead" himself, or so he thought. Overhaul used his Quirk to repair Kendo's body.
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Kendo's prowess was notoriously showcased when he and Hekiji were [[Eijiro Kirishima & Taishiro Toyomitsu vs. Kendo Rappa & Hekiji Tengai|pitted against]] [[Taishiro Toyomitsu|Fat Gum]] and [[Eijiro Kirishima]], both of whom very formidable heroes who excel in defense and close-quarters combat, just as Kendo himself does in the latter case. Kendo first sent a [[Hardening|hardened]] Eijiro flying a good distance away with a single punch before turning his attention to Fat Gum (who was distracted by Eijiro being hurled away) and repeatedly barraged him with a volley of punches throughout their battle. Fat Gum surmised that getting in close doesn't give the BMI hero a chance to dodge Kendo's assault, and due to the amount of strength behind the brawler's attacks, Fat Gum's [[Fat Absorption]] couldn't absorb all of the damage. With his deductions, Fat Gum concluded that Kendo would wear him down until the hero was out of might. In addition, Fat Gum knew that Hekiji would produce a barrier if Kendo needed it, rendering the defeat of the Yakuza couplet near-impossible with Hekiji still standing. Once Eijiro regained his resolve, and stepped in to endure Kendo's flurry of punches even more than he did at the beginning of the bout, Hekiji blocked the [[U.A.]] student's last attack, which he thought would be enough to counter, if not damage Kendo. However, these interferences bought Fat Gum enough time to transfer all of the accumulated energy he absorbed from the impact of Kendo's attacks, into one final punch to ultimately defeat the Yakuza dyad.
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[[File:Rappa breaks Red Riot Unbreakable.gif|thumb|220px|Kendo's punches are strong enough to break through [[Eijiro Kirishima|Eijiro Kirishima's]] nigh-impenetrable [[Super Move]], "[[Red Riot Unbreakable]]".]]
Kendo joined the Shie Hassaikai with the sole intent of fighting Overhaul. He has been killed all five times he's challenged Overhaul.{{Ref|name=c146}}
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*'''Immense Strength''': Kendo has great strength as his fists were powerful enough to penetrate Eijiro's "[[Red Riot Unbreakable]]" technique with a single punch that also sent his opponent flying. The pure shock of his blows were capable of injuring Fat Gum, in spite of the hero's bodily fat, and nearly defeat him in 1-on-1 combat. Fat Gum and Eijiro are known for excelling at defense, and could only withstand Kendo's attacks by working together. During his days as an underground fighter, Kendo defeated his opponents with a single blow each, while those who survived his strikes conceded defeat.
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*'''Enhanced Durability''': Kendo has proven to be fairly durable, as he was able to rise to his feet after enduring Fat Gum's final, energy-stockpiled punch that was enough to penetrate Hekiji's Barrier Quirk. While he could still move sufficiently, albeit limply, Kendo's arms were temporarily out of commission.
==Synopsis==
 
===[[Shie Hassaikai Arc]]===
 
[[File:Strong Shoulder.png|thumb|left|Rappa rains down a hailstorm of bullet punches.]]
 
During the raid of [[Kai Chisaki|Overhaul]]'s hideout, Kendo is paired with Hekiji. When [[Joi Irinaka]] [[Mimicry|launches]] Fat Gum and Eijiro into another room, Hekiji and Kendo are already waiting for them. Launching a barrage of punches, Kendo manages to break through Eijiro's [[Hardening|Red Riot Unbreakable]]. Taishiro tries to punch Kendo, but Hekiji protects his partner with a [[Barrier]].{{ref|name=c142}}
 
 
Kendo complains when Hekiji stops him from attacking Taishiro, to which Hekiji reminds him that Overhaul paired the two up because their Quirks have great synergy. Kendo replies by trying to attack Hekiji, which he blocks with his Quirk. A confused Hekiji asks Kendo what he is doing, to which Kendo replies that he does not care about Overhaul's plans and that he only wants to kill. Hekiji decides to let him do as he pleases, while also reminding him to address Overhaul properly.
 
 
As Taishiro prepares to fight back, Kendo orders Hekiji not to interfere, to which Hekiji assures him that he will not. Upon seeing Eijiro's fear, Hekiji notes that he has already given up and expresses pity for the young hero. After Kendo is done assaulting Taishiro, Hekiji notices that Taishiro is preparing for another counterattack and tells Kendo to finish things quickly. As Kendo tries to finish Taishiro off, Eijiro interferes, taking his attacks and attempting his own counterattack; however, Hekiji blocks it with a barrier. Hekiji simply notes how meaningless it was for Eijiro to take these attacks.{{ref|chap=143}}
 
 
[[File:Rappa still stands.png|thumb|200px|Rappa refuses to admit defeat.]]
 
Soon, however, he realizes that Eijiro's actions were not in vain as Taishiro emerges from the dust and releases all the impact he stored from Kendo's punches with a single powerful blow. Hekiji however creates a barrier with maximum defense that absorbs most of the impact, which prevents the two from being knocked out. Kendo stands up again and claims that it is a fight to the death and he is not dead yet. He asks Taishiro to take Eijiro to the next room with first-aid supplies. Hekiji questions the selfish attitude of Kendo and demands that he follow his orders, but Kendo knocks out Hekiji by stomping on his chest and declares that he wants a fight to the death against Eijiro.{{ref|chap = 145}}
 
 
After treating Eijiro's injuries, Taishiro asks about Kai's plan and the reason Kendo is following him, so Kendo tells him that he is only around to defeat Kai someday and that Kai wants to reinstate the Yakuza.{{ref|name=c146}}
 
 
==Abilities==
 
'''Immense Strength''': Kendo has great strength as his fists were powerful enough to break through Eijiro's [[Red Riot Unbreakable]] technique and injure Taishiro, both of whom are known for excelling at defense. He uses this in conjunction with brass-knuckle style gloves.
 
   
 
===Quirk===
 
===Quirk===
{{Nihongo|'''[[Strongarm]]'''|強肩|''Kyōken''}}:{{Ref|name=v16|vol=16|Omake}} Kendo's Quirk allows him to rotate his shoulders at extreme speed. This power can only be used for a few seconds at a time.
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{{Nihongo|'''[[Strongarm]]'''|強肩|''Kyōken''}}:{{Ref|name=v16|vol=16|Omake}} Kendo's Quirk allows him to rotate his shoulders at extreme speeds, allowing him to attack his targets with a near-endless barrage of bullet punches. His Quirk can only stay active for a few seconds at a time, but this is all the time Kendo needs to wear down his opponents.
 
Kendo's Quirk allows him to release an extremely powerful barrage of punches.
 
   
 
===Stats===
 
===Stats===
 
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{{CharacterStats}}
   
==Relationships==
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==Equipment==
===[[Kai Chisaki]]===
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'''Metal Gloves''': Kendo wears a pair of metal gauntlets on his arms to augment his punches.
Unlike the other seen members, Kendo does not seem to fully respect Kai. This is shown when he openly declares his dislike for his partnering with Hekiji based on their Quirks, and the reasoning behind it, preferring to fight on his own rather than rely on the "Spear and shield" plan they were given. He also does not refer to Overhaul correctly, calling him "Overhole" instead, although this could imply a more forgetful or ignorant nature rather than disrespect.
 
 
Outside of these facts, Kendo appears to care very little for Kai's goals or ambitions, openly revealing them to Taishiro, seemingly unconcerned with the repercussions for committing such an act.
 
 
===[[Hekiji Tengai]]===
 
Kendo does not appear to particularly like Hekiji, though works with him out of necessity. Clashing with his calm and calculative nature, Kendo dislikes Hekiji for attempting to restrain him when it comes to battling. He will even go as far as to attack Hekiji when he will prevent him from getting a fight that he desires, or even when he tries to stop Kendo from displaying his own brand of honor.
 
 
===[[Eijiro Kirishima]]===
 
Kendo meets Eijiro during the Hero's raid on the hideout after Mimic separates him and Fat Gum from the main group. He manages to damage Eijiro's hardened state by blowing him into the wall with his punches. Before Kendo could land his finishing blows on Fat Gum, Eijiro used himself as a shield and withstood the attacks, leaving Kendo impressed by how he was still standing. After he and his partner Hekiji are defeated by the BMI Hero, Kendo reveals that there are some First Aid supplies in another room and tells him to heal Eijiro as he wanted to have another fight to the death with him, showcasing how much respect he has gained for the young hero for his unyielding resolve and dedication.
 
   
 
==Battles & Events==
 
==Battles & Events==
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'''[[Shie Hassaikai Arc]]'''
 
'''[[Shie Hassaikai Arc]]'''
 
*[[Shie Hassaikai Raid]]
 
*[[Shie Hassaikai Raid]]
**[[Eijiro Kirishima & Taishiro Toyomitsu vs. Kendo Rappa & Hekiji Tengai|Red Riot & Fat Gum vs. Rappa & Tengai]]
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**[[Eijiro Kirishima & Taishiro Toyomitsu vs. Kendo Rappa & Hekiji Tengai|Battle of Spears & Shields]]
 
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*He joined the world of street fighting as an act of rebellion against his overly strict parents.{{Ref|name=v16}}
 
*He joined the world of street fighting as an act of rebellion against his overly strict parents.{{Ref|name=v16}}
 
*His first name is the same as Itsuka's last name, but they are spelled differently.
 
*His first name is the same as Itsuka's last name, but they are spelled differently.
*Kendo is the only one of the Eight Expendables who is not a C-Rank Villain.
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*Kendo is the only one of the Eight Bullets who is not a C-Rank Villain.
   
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 05:27, February 25, 2020

I think... there's something real tasteless about bringing a gun or a knife to a fight. Whoever's got the weapon wins, right? That ain't a real fight. Men're meant to rip each other apart with their own power. You feel me?
Kendo Rappa to Fat Gum in "Shield-and-Shield, Spear-and-Shield"

Kendo Rappa (乱波肩動 Rappa Kendō?) is one of the Eight Bullets who serves Overhaul and the Shie Hassaikai.

AppearanceEdit

Kendo is a very large, muscular man with long, light-colored hair.

His face is hidden beneath the plague mask given to him by the Shie Hassaikai, and he dons a tattered t-shirt and dark pants covered by a light tunic and decorated with two belts. Kendo also sports his signature gloves, which cover his hands and wrists with several leather straps and his knuckles with metal.

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Rappa&#039;s battle crazed personality

Kendo's undying lust for battle.

Kendo is a very hot-blooded man who thrives on violence and bloodshed. He has a warrior-like mentality and all he cares about is seeking out a battle that can satisfy him. Kendo believes it's unbecoming for a fighter to use weapons and that everyone should fight with the power of their bodies.[1]

Unlike most of the Eight Bullets, Kendo only serves Overhaul because he hopes to one day defeat him. Kendo's entire mindset revolves around provoking others into a fight to the death where he can stake his life on the line. If someone cannot satisfy that interest, Kendo wants nothing to do with them. If someone can give him the thrill he seeks, Kendo shows them great respect.

To a certain degree, Kendo appears to have his own sense of honor. He would rather fight alone and win with his own strength than fight alongside Hekiji Tengai. Kendo also allowed Fat Gum to take Eijiro Kirishima to heal so they can fight again sometime.[2]

AbilitiesEdit

Rappa pulverizes Fat Gum

Kendo pulverizing Fat Gum with endless bullet punches.

Overall Abilities: Being an Eight Bullets member of the Shie Hassaikai, Kendo is a very formidable individual. Prior to joining the Shie Hassaikai, Kendo was an experienced brawler who participated in Quirk-permitted underground fight clubs, where he remained undefeated until his encounter with Kai Chisaki, who wanted to recruit Kendo into the Yakuza, due to the brawler's fighting capabilities. Kendo proposed that, in order to gain his servitude, Kai has to defeat him in battle, but just as Kendo prepared an attack, the Yakuza leader effortlessly disassembled, then reassembled Kendo. Even after becoming a member of the Eight Bullets, Kendo had enough mettle to challenge Kai 5 times, but was overhauled and defeated with each attempt. Due to his direct combat efficiency, Kai paired Kendo with Hekiji Tengai, an individual who excels in defense. When the pair tag-teams in battle, Kendo assaults the opponents with powerful bullet punches that are augmented in terms of speed by his Strongarm Quirk, whereas Hekiji utilizes his fairly strong barriers to protect Kendo should the former meet his match, or if Hekiji wishes to protect himself from attacks.

Kendo's prowess was notoriously showcased when he and Hekiji were pitted against Fat Gum and Eijiro Kirishima, both of whom very formidable heroes who excel in defense and close-quarters combat, just as Kendo himself does in the latter case. Kendo first sent a hardened Eijiro flying a good distance away with a single punch before turning his attention to Fat Gum (who was distracted by Eijiro being hurled away) and repeatedly barraged him with a volley of punches throughout their battle. Fat Gum surmised that getting in close doesn't give the BMI hero a chance to dodge Kendo's assault, and due to the amount of strength behind the brawler's attacks, Fat Gum's Fat Absorption couldn't absorb all of the damage. With his deductions, Fat Gum concluded that Kendo would wear him down until the hero was out of might. In addition, Fat Gum knew that Hekiji would produce a barrier if Kendo needed it, rendering the defeat of the Yakuza couplet near-impossible with Hekiji still standing. Once Eijiro regained his resolve, and stepped in to endure Kendo's flurry of punches even more than he did at the beginning of the bout, Hekiji blocked the U.A. student's last attack, which he thought would be enough to counter, if not damage Kendo. However, these interferences bought Fat Gum enough time to transfer all of the accumulated energy he absorbed from the impact of Kendo's attacks, into one final punch to ultimately defeat the Yakuza dyad.

Rappa breaks Red Riot Unbreakable

Kendo's punches are strong enough to break through Eijiro Kirishima's nigh-impenetrable Super Move, "Red Riot Unbreakable".

  • Immense Strength: Kendo has great strength as his fists were powerful enough to penetrate Eijiro's "Red Riot Unbreakable" technique with a single punch that also sent his opponent flying. The pure shock of his blows were capable of injuring Fat Gum, in spite of the hero's bodily fat, and nearly defeat him in 1-on-1 combat. Fat Gum and Eijiro are known for excelling at defense, and could only withstand Kendo's attacks by working together. During his days as an underground fighter, Kendo defeated his opponents with a single blow each, while those who survived his strikes conceded defeat.
  • Enhanced Durability: Kendo has proven to be fairly durable, as he was able to rise to his feet after enduring Fat Gum's final, energy-stockpiled punch that was enough to penetrate Hekiji's Barrier Quirk. While he could still move sufficiently, albeit limply, Kendo's arms were temporarily out of commission.

QuirkEdit

Strongarm (強肩 Kyōken?):[3] Kendo's Quirk allows him to rotate his shoulders at extreme speeds, allowing him to attack his targets with a near-endless barrage of bullet punches. His Quirk can only stay active for a few seconds at a time, but this is all the time Kendo needs to wear down his opponents.

StatsEdit

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
5/6 A
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
2/6 D
Combo Hits
 
5/6 A
Kendo's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

EquipmentEdit

Metal Gloves: Kendo wears a pair of metal gauntlets on his arms to augment his punches.

Battles & EventsEdit

Battles & Events


TriviaEdit

  • Kendo's last name means thug or villain (乱波 Rappa?). His first name contains the kanji for shoulder ( kata?) and movement ( ?).
  • With his bloodthirsty nature and violent Quirk, Kendo seems to represent a corrupted version of the first tenet of the actual eight precepts of Buddhism: do not kill other living things.
  • According to Horikoshi, Kendo is very fun to draw.[3]
  • He joined the world of street fighting as an act of rebellion against his overly strict parents.[3]
  • His first name is the same as Itsuka's last name, but they are spelled differently.
  • Kendo is the only one of the Eight Bullets who is not a C-Rank Villain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 142 and Episode 72.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 146 and Episode 73.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 16, Omake

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