Mako (真子 Mako?) was the maternal grandmother of Tenko Shimura and Hana Shimura, mother of Nao Shimura and wife of Chizuo. Not much is known about her currently, except that she died when her grandson’s Quirk went out of control.[1][2]


Mako was an elderly woman with a black bob cut and glasses.


She was very friendly and cared for her family very much.


She and her husband lived in the house of their daughter and son-in-law, which permitted them to have an everyday role in their grandchildren's lives. Although Mako spent everyday with her family, she was disgusted by the abuse Kotaro subjected his son to for liking heroes. Very soon, she and the rest of the family confront Kotaro on his acts while he noted on how he went too far.[3]

One night, Tenko's Decay Quirk manifested and he ended up killing the family dog and his sister. Mako, her husband, and daughter appeared and are horrified with his acts. Begging for help, Tenko tries to reach his mother, but he touches the ground and his decay spreads, accidentally slaughtering them.[4] All that remained of her was her hands, which were recovered by All For One and Tenko added them to his villain costume after he became Tomura Shigaraki.


Paranormal Liberation War Arc

As Tomura laid unconcious after his procedure was interrupted, he experienced a warped version of his past, culminating in a shadowy version of All For One appearing before him. Constructs of his family desperately try to stop him from following in All For One's footsteps, but Tomura destroys them without hesitation, telling them not to reject who he is.[5]


Unnamed man

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  • Mako's first name contains the kanji for "truth" ( ma?) and "child" ( ko?).


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 222.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 236.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 235.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 236.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.

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