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You're not so hard to nab once I caught on to your moves! You should know, they call me the Mobile Adonis!
Nirengeki Shoda to Minoru Mineta in "Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso!"

Nirengeki Shoda ( (しょう) () () (れん) (げき) Shōda Nirengeki?), also known as Mines (マインズ Mainzu?), is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Nirengeki is a chubby young man of average height, with short, ice-blue hair and a round face. He has large, wide eyes with small pupils, and is usually seen looking a little sheepish and apologetic; his eyebrows are almost always pointed upwards.

His hero costume consists of a navy blue, high-collared suit with a trim of thin pale lines around its collar and hem, and a similar pattern over his torso and shoulders, along with plain black pants and knee-high boots. A scouter-looking device is worn over his left eye, and he has a connected radar on the back of one of his gloved hands.

Personality

Nirengeki has a very humble attitude, as he will not take credit for something he does not feel he earned by his own strength. He's good friends with Tenya Iida and complimented Ashido on her punch afterwards, implying that he is mature and does not hold grudges.

Abilities

Overall Abilities: Nirengeki is a rather competent fighter who not only excels in one-on-one combat, but also possesses good Quirk handling. His Quirk, Twin Impact, allows Nirengeki to remotely cause attacks to repeat a second time, but with significantly amplified force involved compared to the initial impact. He can also exploit his Quirk for mobility purposes, such as jumping higher and dashing faster. Nirengeki also has good camaraderie, augmenting the attacks of himself, and those of his allies, when their initial assault doesn't have sufficient strength. The more potency there is behind a base attack, the stronger it will become when Nirengeki enhances it. Nirengeki's overall abilities make him a pivotal, supporting asset to have on a team, wherein he can increase the singular attacks of his comrades, or the collaboration attacks initiated by him and his comrades working together, as there's only so much force he can produce on his own.

During the Joint Training Battle, Nirengeki not only demonstrated his comradeship by mangifying the cooperation attack enacted by Reiko Yanagi and Yui Kodai, but showcased impressive reaction time. After reading the sporadic movements of Minoru Mineta, he was able to defeat the Fresh-Picked Hero with a single punch. And while Minoru's constitution may not be very high, to defeat someone in a single hit is quite the feat on Nirengeki's part. His abilities eventually garnered the attention of the Lion Hero: Shishido, giving Nirengeki the opportunity to intern under the No. 13 Pro Hero, and improve on his flurry of attacks and the ability to read ahead of situations.

Tactical Intellect: Nirengeki has been shown to be very astute, as was able to immediately deduce that Mina Ashido had blocked his attack, despite it not being visible to him, considering he had to rely on the use of his tracker.

Quirk

Twin Impact (ツインインパクト Tsuin Inpakuto?): Nirengeki's Quirk , Twin Impact, allows Nirengeki to, at the site of any initial impact, make the point of contact receive a second impact. The second impact is several times stronger than the initial blow.

He also uses his Quirk on objects to send them flying at opponents or to send possible weapons away.

Stats

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
Class 1-B's Conscience
 
5/6 A
Nirengeki's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Impact Location Recording Devices: Nirengeki wears gloves and a scouter-like half-visor over his left eye. These devices allow him to keep track of the places where he landed a blow, allowing him to activate his Quirk at the most ideal times.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
26. Chase Down the Leader Debut
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
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 Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Appears
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Pictured
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Absent
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Appears
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Appears
210. The One For All Dream Appears
211. That Which Is Inherited Appears
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Appears
214. Our Brawl Appears
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Appears
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Appears
217. The New Power and All For One 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 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 Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Appears
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 Appears
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Appears
280. Red Riot Appears
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent

Trivia

  • Nirengeki's surname contains the kanji for "level" ( shō?) and "rice field" ( da?), and his first name contains "two" ( ni?), "join" ( ren?) and "attack" ( geki?).
    • Put together, the first and second characters of his first name mean "double" (二連 niren?), meaning that his first name put together means "double attack," and his last name is homophonous with the Japanese word for "palm-strike" (掌打 shōda?). Thus, his full name literally translates to "palm strike, double attack," which is a clear reference to his Quirk.
      • In the fifth volume, Horikoshi referred to this as his "greatest naming achievement to date."
  • He likes to watch boxing matches.
  • He shares his birthday with his classmate, Manga Fukidashi.
  • Along with Ibara Shiozaki, Nirengeki was also originally planned to be in Class 1-A.
  • Nirengeki's English voice actor, Dallas Reid, also voices Juzo Honenuki.

Quotes

  • (To Midnight and the other U.A. Sports Festival participants) "This is a contest of skill. Letting someone who didn't do anything advance... doesn't it defeat the whole point of the Sports Festival? Isn't it even against the rules?"[1]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 32 (p. 5).

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