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Pretty. So pretty. No. This is work. So alluring. But no. Can't... Pretty flesh. Gah! So enticing though... Gotta do the job.
Moonfish in "Stake Your Life, Hero!"

Moonfish (ムーンフィッシュ Mūnfisshu?) is a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and also part of its Vanguard Action Squad. He and the rest of his team serve as the main antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc.

After being defeated and arrested, he is sent to Tartarus prison, where he waits to be executed.[2]

Appearance

Moonfish is a fairly tall man who stands over most of his allies in terms of height. He has fair skin and black eyes. Most of his physical body cannot be seen because the suit he wears encompasses his entire body.

Moonfish wears a black straitjacket that only leaves his mouth exposed. The suit is held together by black restraints decorated with red spikes. These same restraints connect to metal clamps that cover Moonfish's head and keeps lips open, often causing him to drool. Other straps go across Moonfish's torso, waist and the top of his boots.

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Personality

Moonfish is an insane, laconic individual who constantly talks to himself and is fascinated with consuming flesh. He has a habit of repeating key information to himself to stay focused on his objectives.[3] Moonfish can get distracted if he encounters flesh, including living people or severed limbs. His obsession even leads him to closely inspect and admire Mezo Shoji's arm after Moonfish severed it.[4]

Moonfish's actions are almost completely dictated by his crazed obsession. He likely only joined the League of Villains to gain access to more flesh rather than following the ideology left behind by Stain. Moonfish warned Shoto and Katsuki not to get in the way of his work because their flesh would distract him. During the ensuing fight, Moonfish constantly told them to show him their flesh.[5] He also attacked Dark Shadow out of anger because it interrupted the aforementioned fight and deprived Moonfish of his "prize".[6]

Abilities

Blade-Tooth

Moonfish using his quirk to attack Shoto from above.

Overall Abilities: Being one of the strongest members of the Vanguard Action Squad, Moonfish exhibits great experience and skill while in battle. Shoto Todoroki and Katsuki Bakugo, two students who are considered to be more powerful than the average Pro-Hero, could barely defend against Moonfish's onslaught. Though it should be noted that both students were hindered in using their fire-based Quirks whilst being in a burning forest. It took the full power of Fumikage Tokoyami's Dark Shadow to defeat Moonfish in a single attack.

Quirk

Blade-Tooth (歯刃 Shijin?): Moonfish's Quirk gives him the ability to lengthen, sharpen, and manipulate his teeth into a web of powerful blades.

Stats

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
5/5 A
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
1/5 E
Moonfish's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
5/6 A
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
1/6 E
Phantasmagoria
 
5/6 A
Moonfish's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Character Appearances

Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Debut
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Appears
81. Roaring Upheavel Appears
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Fantasy
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 Absent
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 Absent
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 Absent

Trivia

  • Moonfish's design and obsession with flesh may have been inspired by the Cenobites from the Hellraiser franchise, in particular Chatterer. They both have no eyes (or covered eyes in Moonfish's case), wide-open mouths with hooks pulling their lips back, and outfits of black leather.
  • Ironically, Moonfish's namesake, Lampris guttatus, is a species of fish that does not have any teeth.
  • Moonfish's English voice actor, Daman Mills, also voices Mustard, the Chainsaw Nomu, and Hood.

Quotes

  • (To himself, about Mezo Shoji's severed arm) "Pretty. So pretty. No. This is work. So alluring. But no. Can't...Pretty flesh. Gah! So enticing though...Gotta do the job."[4]
  • (To Fumikage Tokoyami) "Fleshhh...no good. Flesh. Need flesh...No good. No good. Can't forgive you. I'll be the one to see those boys' innards!!! Do not snatch my prizes!!"[7]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 125.
  2. My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 73 (p. 3) and Episode 41.
  4. 4.0 4.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 75 (p. 2) and Episode 42.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 78 (p. 8) and Episode 44.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 80 (p. 2-3) and Episode 44.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 80 (p. 2) and Episode 44.

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