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I am Kurogiri. The one who protects Tomura Shigaraki.
Kurogiri to Shota Aizawa in "Hero Hopeful"

For this subject's previous identity, see Oboro Shirakumo.

Kurogiri ( (くろ) (ぎり) Kurogiri?, lit. "Black Fog") is a B-rank villain and a major antagonist in the series as a whole. He is a Nomu created by Doctor Ujiko from the corpse of Oboro Shirakumo to serve and protect Tomura Shigaraki under All For One's command.

He is currently inactive and imprisoned in Tartarus.[1]

Appearance

As his name implies, Kurogiri's entire body is made out of a dark purple mist, save for his eyes, which are glowing yellow. He normally wears a very elegant suit with a tie and has a metal brace that goes from around his collarbone to just below his eyes.

In his villain costume, he covers himself in his dark fog with only the metal brace around his neck being visible.

Personality

Kurogiri has a level-headed personality, which often serves to ground Tomura Shigaraki's immaturity. He is intensely loyal to both All For One and Tomura, having been created to watch over the latter. As a Nomu, Kurogiri is programmed to only obey commands from a select few and will remain silent towards any attempt to extract compromising information about the League from him.

Kurogiri is very polite and well-spoken even to his enemies, sometimes introducing himself in a formal manner. However, just like his fellow villains of the League, he possesses a truly sinister nature, having no qualms in putting hero students in situations where they would be tortured or killed. At the start of the series, he was often seen tending to a bar in the League of Villains' first hideout at Kamino.

It remains unknown how much of Oboro Shirakumo's personality Kurogiri has retained. However, in his conversation with Shota and Hizashi, Kurogiri expresses Oboro's caring traits, as seen when he would constantly worry about his charge and tried to immediately inquire about his status. Kurogiri himself has stated that he was not at all bothered by Tomura's personality and simply cared for his well-being, greatly shocking his former classmates on how he still retained this trait.[2]

At the very least, he seems unaware or dismissive of his previous identity, although a small part of Oboro was able to briefly manifest himself thanks to Shota's efforts.[3]

Abilities

Tactical Intellect: During his battle against the Space Hero: Thirteen, Kurogiri created a portal in front of himself and opened the exit behind Thirteen, turning the suction power of her Black Hole Quirk against her, resulting in her back being torn and scarred. Kurogiri knew it would work because he realized that Thirteen was a rescue Hero, and thus deduced that she lacked combat experience and battlefield awareness.

Quirk

Warp Gate

Tomura traveling through Kurogiri's Warp Gate.

Warp Gate (ワープゲート Wāpu Gēto?): Kurogiri's Quirk grants him the ability to create and manipulate a dark fog from his head and hands. This fog acts as a portal to another location. Whenever he produces a mass of the dark fog, it transports anything it comes in contact with to a location of Kurogiri's choosing. His Quirk is coordinate-based, so in order to use it, he needs to know the exact location where he is supposed to open the exit portal.

He can also create multiple exit points where the things that touch his fog will emerge, as shown when he stops the fight between Tomura, Dabi, and Himiko Toga and each of their hands appear in a different location.

This Quirk's usefulness and rarity makes Kurogiri an extremely vital asset to the League of Villains, as even Tomura, despite being angered with Kurogiri during the raid on U.A. High, did not dare punish him and had Nomu rescue him because he was the only way to escape.

Warp Gate is an artificial Quirk made with a combination of several Quirks, with Oboro Shirakumo's Cloud used as the base factor.[1] It is unknown how many Quirks besides Cloud have been used to make Warp Gate.

Stats

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Kurogiri's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
Ambiguity
 
5/6 A
Kurogiri's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Neck Brace: Kurogiri wears a metal brace around his neck to help defend a vital part of his body that can't generate his protective dark fog. This item also appears to hold him back from leaking out specific info about the League towards the Heroes.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Absent
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Absent
10. Breaking Bakugo Absent
11. Bakugo's Starting Line Debut
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Iida! Absent
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Pictured
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Appears
18. Heroes' Counterattack Appears
19. All Might Appears
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Flashback
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
26. Chase Down the Leader Absent
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Absent
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Absent
41. Fight On, Iida! Absent
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Appears
48. Getting the Knack Appears
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
50. Kill'Em Dead Appears
51. No, Knock it Off, Iida! Appears
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Iida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Appears
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Appears
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 Absent
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 Appears
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
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 Mentioned
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 Mentioned
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 Appears
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Flashback
221. Memento from All For One Mentioned
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
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 Absent
240. Power Absent
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 Absent
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 Appears
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Appears
255. Hero Hopeful Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
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 Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
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
280. Red Riot Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Flashback

Trivia

  • His name contains the kanji for black ( kuro?) and mist ( giri?).
  • He is the first Nomu to appear in the series.

Quotes

  • (To Class 1-A and Thirteen) "Greetings. We are the League of Villains. Forgive our audacity, but... today, we've come here to U.A. High School—this bastion of heroism...to end the life...of All Might, the Symbol of Peace."[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 253.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 254.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 255.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 14 (p. 9-10).

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