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The old you's not going anywhere with that emo look on your face! If you overcome that gloomy self of yours... let me know. Or else I'll start spreading rumors about high school debut man.
Mina Ashido to Eijiro Kirishima in "Red Riot, Part 2"

Mina Ashido ( (あし) () () () Ashido Mina?), also known as Pinky, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Mina is a girl of medium height, possibly set a little more broadly than some of her other female classmates. Due to her Quirk, her skin is a light shade of pink, and she has rather square eyes, their sclera black and their irises bright yellow, with notably long eyelashes below and around the sides. Her face is framed by short hair, fluffy and unruly, which is a pleasant pink color, slightly darker than that of her skin. She has two thin, pale yellow horns protruding from her head, hooked squarely and leaning diagonally to opposite sides, which are seen to be slightly flexible, able to bend a little to each side.

During school hours, she wears the normal female U.A. uniform.

Her hero costume consists of a plain white mask over her eyes, and a purple and turquoise skintight bodysuit with a camouflage pattern, ending just above her breasts. Over this, she wears a cropped, sleeveless tan-colored waistcoat with white fur along its collar, which she leaves unbuttoned. She wears custom made plum violet and beige acid-proof boots with holes in the soles, allowing her to secrete acid from her feet to use to slide around.

The winter version of her costume is very similar, the only difference being that she replaces her usual waistcoat with another, which is slightly longer and has sleeves down to her elbows. A large hexagonal patch with the letter 'P' (standing for "Pinky", Mina's hero name) stitched onto the shoulder of each sleeve. The fur lining her collar is also thicker and wider, reaching her chin, and is joined in the center by two clasps rather than being undone like the rest of the jacket.

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Personality

Mina is a cheerful, easygoing girl who displays a wide smile on her face most of the time. Highly social and excitable, she loves to hang out with her friends, and is shown to become very upset when denied an opportunity to be at a gathering. She possesses strong fashion sense and likes to go shopping.

Due to her athleticism and energy, Mina enjoys and is very skilled at dancing. Her demeanor becomes more strict and perfectionistic when teaching others how to dance, in a direct contrast to her usual happy-go-lucky nature. She is known to use her dancing to somehow pacify even those who have bad relationships with others.

Mina's academic performance is notably poor, with Mina goofily laughing about it despite showing clear anxiety and frustration on the inside. Because of that, she is sometimes viewed as an airhead by her classmates (second only to Denki Kaminari). Still, Mina is capable of showing dedication to her studies as long as she gets proper tutoring.

Mina watches Ms. Joke flirt

Mina excited over Ms. Joke’s flirting.

Mina is somewhat of a romantic and holds a lot of interest over the love lives of other people, to the point of being obnoxiously curious and intrusive about them. Her suspicions, however, tend to be rather baseless most of the time, as she seems to view any instance of a pairing as possible proof of a relationship regardless of compatibility.

Before entering U.A. High School, Mina would condemn bullying in middle school.

Abilities

Overall Abilities: While the extent of Mina's abilities have yet to be shown, she was capable of earning 9th place in the Quirk Apprehension Test. Despite having minimal combat abilities, Mina makes up for it with her Quirk proficiency and incredible reaction time. Out of all of Class 1-A's female students, and most of the overall students in the said class, Mina has the best reflexes.[1] She is capable of easily dodging Yuga Aoyama's energy attacks, and and later on, melt several balls launched toward her at high speed with precise flicks. Mina also has a good handle on the applications of her Quirk, using the acid she creates to provide cover fire for her allies, and employing it in a variety of ways. She showcased her improvement during the Joint Training Battle, effectively switching between different acid-based techniques, while executing unorthodox, yet impeccable teamwork with Minoru Mineta.

Dancing Talent: Mina is extremely skilled at dancing, being capable of pulling breakdance moves with little effort. She can also teach an amateur into becoming a decent dancer in little time.

Quirk

Acid ( San?): Mina's Quirk allows her to shoot out a corrosive liquid from within her body and can control the degree of solubility, as well as its viscosity. She can use it offensively but has shown utility as well such as melting handholds for herself to climb with. She is also known to secrete the acid from her feet in order to slide around. Mina has a limit of how long she can produce acid until her skin gradually loses its natural resistance to corrosion.

Super Moves

Acid Veil anime

Acid Veil.

  • Acid Veil (アシッドベール Ashiddobēru?): Mina's special move. By maximizing her acid's solubility and viscosity, Mina creates a gelatinous acid wall that blocks incoming projectiles. Mina's Acid Veil was strong enough to block hardened balls (which were stronger than concrete) with ease.
  • Acid Shot (アシッドショット Ashiddo Shotto?)[3] Mina fires a hail of acidic bullets over a widespread area from above to shower down on to her opponents
  • Acid Layback (アシッドレイバック Ashiddo Reibakku?)[4]: Mina projects acid from her shoes to dissolve the surface of the ground beneath her and make it easier to spin on the spot. With the enhanced momentum of her super-fast spin she can throw projectiles with massively increased force.[1]
  • Grape-Pinky Combo Mineta-Bounce (グレープピンキーコンボ 跳峰田 Gurēpu Pinkī Konbo - Hane Mineta?)[4]:After Mina uses Acid Layback to spin on the spot and Minoru lays down a number of Pop Off Spheres on the ground and walls, Mina throws Minoru with great force so that he bounces from sphere to sphere. As he is flying through the air and bouncing off of each sphere, he can throw more Pop Off Spheres from his head onto his opponents while making it difficult to be hit back.[1]

Stats

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
4/5 B
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
1/5 E
Cooperativeness
 
4/5 B
Mina's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Equipment

Acidproof Shoes: Mina wears special shoes that have holes in their soles, that let Mina secrete acid from her feet. The shoes are not damaged by the acid, so Mina can easily use them to slide across the ground with her acid.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

Prototype Mina

Mina's preliminary design.

  • Mina's design during the preliminary stages of the series was relatively similar to her final design, albeit with a lankier physique. This design also possessed longer, more elaborate horns, prominently straight teeth like Hanta Sero's, rounder eyes, visible blushes on her cheeks similar to the ones Ochaco Uraraka has, and slightly longer hair.
    • Because the twisted horns were considered difficult to draw, this design was eventually dropped, with the current Mina design having smaller, simpler horns.
  • Mina's known U.A. data is as follows:
  • Mina's surname name "Ashido" is almost homophonous to the Japanese pronunciation of "acid" (アシッド ashiddo?). The first kanji in her given name, "three" (?), can be read as "san", which is also the pronunciation of the Japanese word for "acid" (?).
  • Mina's initial choice of her hero name, Alien Queen, is a direct reference to Ridley Scott from Alien, where the titular creature of the film is an extraterrestrial being that possesses acidic blood.
  • Mina's favorite foods are natto and okra.
  • In My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive, Mina's profile mistakenly lists her birthday as July 15.

Quotes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 4, Omake
  2. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 214 (p. 7).
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 214 (p. 9).

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