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Hosu Nomu ( (のう) () (保須市襲撃) Hosu Shiti Shūgeki Nōmu?) are a trio of Nomu summoned by Tomura Shigaraki to wreak havoc on Hosu City. They are some of the main antagonists of the Vs. Hero Killer Arc.

Appearance

The trio of Nomu includes two low-end Nomu and one mid-end black Nomu:

  • The black Nomu is similar to the Nomu from the U.S.J. Incident, but it completely lacks eyes. It wears a pair of beaten trousers and shin guards.
  • The winged Nomu is yellow in color and possesses a pair of wings and talons.
  • The white Nomu appears similar to many other Nomu that appear. It has pale green skin and four eyes.

Synopsis

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Tomura Shigaraki and Kurogiri try to enlist the Hero Killer: Stain into their ranks. Their meeting gets hostile and Stain returns to Hosu City. Angry, Tomura requests the power to destroy the Hero Killer from his master. All For One tells Tomura that six new Nomu are in development but he can only use three.

Hosu City Incident

Nomu wreak havoc in Hosu.

The trio of Nomu wreak havoc on the city and easily overpower Masaki Mizushima and his fellow Pro Heroes. The white Nomu crashes into a bullet train during a fight. Gran Torino leaps into action and tackles it back into the street. The Nomu attacks indiscriminately at civilians, but Endeavor arrives to stop it.

The white Nomu sends Endeavor's Hellflame back using an Absorption and Release Quirk. It follows up with a Muscle Augmentation Quirk and a Tongue Web combination, forcing Gran Torino to strike down the monster with a powerful Jet force dropkick.

Endeavor's sidekicks restrain that Nomu while their leader goes to deal with the rest. The winged Nomu and the black Nomu prove to completely outclass an entire group of Pros. Endeavor rushes in at the last moment to save their lives. Hellflame manages to completely cauterize the black Nomu's head, destroying it beyond Super Regeneration's ability to repair it.

The winged Nomu flees the battle and Endeavor pursues it through the city. The No. 2 Hero manages to injure the Winged Nomu and save its hostage. In the aftermath of the U.A. students' battle with Stain, the Winged Nomu tries to secure another hostage. It grabs Izuku Midoriya and tries to fly away, but Stain acts quickly and kills the Nomu after paralyzing it with his Quirk.

Abilities

  • Immense Strength: The three Nomu possess a high degree of physical strength. They were easily able to overpower several Pro Heroes and cause several environmental disasters.

Quirks

Four-Eyed Nomu

  • Absorption and Release: This Quirk allows Nomu to absorb emitter attacks and send them back, but it still takes damage from the initial attack. .[1]
  • Muscle Augmentation: This Quirk gives Nomu the ability to increase its muscle mass.[1]
  • Tongue Web: This Quirk gives Nomu the ability to attack with its tongue in a web-like formation.[1]

Winged Nomu

  • Pterodactyl: This Quirk gives Nomu a pair of wings and talons.

Eyeless Nomu

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

  • The Winged Nomu is implied to be Tsubasa,[2] one of Katsuki's friends seen in one of Izuku's childhood flashbacks.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 55 (p. 1-3) and Episode 30.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 7, Omake

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