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Nao Shimura ( () (むら) (なお) Shimura Nao?) was the wife of Kotaro Shimura and was the mother of their two children, Tenko and Hana Shimura. Not much is known about her currently, except that she died when her son’s Quirk went out of control.[1][2]

Appearance

Nao is a woman that is in her early thirties that is always seen with a worried expression on her face. Her bangs are parted in the middle from her face and light brown hair in uneven waves that grow to her shoulders in which Tomura inherited his hair from her.

She has numerous clothes in Tomura’s flashbacks ranging from a black shirt with jeans to a corduroy skirt.

Personality

Nao appeared as a kindly woman who constantly worries about her family. She tries to smooth over her family's problems caused by her husband's hatred towards heroes seen when she attempts to stop her husband from punishing her son.

She cared about her children greatly but couldn’t stand up to her husband due to knowing why he hated heroes. Nao also couldn’t completely console her son after the abuse he suffered from the hands of his father.

She wasn’t afraid to stand up to her husband if he was going too far in his abusive treatment of their children, which is seen when she confronted her husband for what he did to Tomura said if he was going to resort to violence, she wasn’t going to follow his rules.

Unfortunately, despite how much she loved her children, it wasn’t enough to calm her son down and was still killed when her son’s Quirk awakened and went out of control. Even while dying, she still tried to reach out to him, showing she still loved him.

History

At some point, she married Kotaro and had two children, Hana and Tenko.

One day, Tenko caused some trouble while pretending to be a hero, so Kotaro took him outside as punishment. Nao begged her husband to not get violent but still does nothing as Tenko is taken outside. As dinner was prepared, Nao asked her husband to bring Tenko back inside, noting that his allergies had gotten worse, though he wass unsure what he was allergic to. Later, she comforted her son, asking him if he still wanted to be a hero. As Tenko explained the fun he had with his friend, he embraced Nao and asked her why Kotaro hated him. She states that his father didn't hate Tenko, but that he knew how hard it was to be a hero.

Tenko tries to reach out for his mother

Nao is unintentionally slaughtered by her son.

When Kotaro discovered that Tenko went into his office, Nao watched with the rest of the family in shock and horror and shouted when Kotaro smacked Tenko across the face. Afterwards, when Kotaro was in his office and looking at the past letters from his mother, Nao angrily confronted him, telling Kotaro that if he was going to resort to violence, then she wouldn't abide by his rules. She reminded Kotaro of what he said, that he wanted to build a happy family.

Nao went back outside with Chizuo and Mako and saw the dead bodies of Hana and her dog while the ground continues to crumble around Tenko. Even as the decay spread to her foot, Nao still reached out for her son in her final act of compassion before she was killed by Tenko's Quirk.[3]

Her disembodied hands ended up being a part of her son's villain costume.

Relatives

Nana
   
   
Unnamed man
   
   
Chizuo
   
   
Mako
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Kotaro
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nao
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hana
   
   
Tenko

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
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 Flashback
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Flashback
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Flashback
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Flashback
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
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 Fantasy
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

Trivia

  • Nao's name is written with the kanji (直) meaning "repair". This is most likely a reference to her wanting to “repair” her family’s problems caused by her husband's hatred of heroes.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 222.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 236.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 236.

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