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Oboro Shirakumo ( (しら) (くも) (おぼろ) Shirakumo Oboro?), also known as Loud Cloud (ラウド・クラウド Raudo Kuraudo?) was a student in Class 2-A at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero. He was in the same class as Shota Aizawa and Hizashi Yamada.

Appearance

Oboro was a man of average stature with light blue, wavy hair what was swept back to flow upwards above his head, two shorter, ear-length tufts left hanging downwards to frame his face. He usually wore an expression of excitement, possessing a large, teeth-bearing grin and semicircular, inward-tilting blue eyes that were often squeezed shut.

At U.A., he wore the standard male uniform: a light gray blazer with dark turquoise trimmings over a white dress shirt and dress pants, along with a red tie, as well as a small rectangular bandage over his nose.[1]

Oboro's hero costume consisted of a closed dark blue martial arts Gi, secured by a black knot-tied obi over his waist, boots, and black fingerless gloves. He also wore a black undershirt and a dark brown aviator jacket with white fur lining, and, on his head, an blue aviator hat with large mufflers and an opening that allowed his hair to protrude from the top. He sported goggles, and on his back he carried a sheath to store his quarterstaff. His suit was complemented by a gourd-like speaker tied to his belt.[2]

Gallery

Personality

Oboro Shirakumo and Hizashi Yamada

Oboro and Hizashi.

Oboro was a boy with a jovial and casual personality, very prone to making jokes and witty comments with innuendos. His energetic and goofy persona was similar to that of his classmate Hizashi Yamada, although Oboro never quite reached his excitement level.

Due his extravagant behavior, he wasn't big on following protocol and had little to no sense of shame, as evidenced when he came into class through a window and changed his clothes in front of everyone, regardless of whether this might bother other people. He didn't give much importance to his criticisms or reprimands.

Despite this, Oboro was the type to go the extra mile when someone needed help.

Abilities

Quirk

Cloud ( (クラウド) Kuraudo?): Oboro's Quirk grants him the ability to generate clouds. He is capable of moving through the air by creating clouds and riding on them.[1]

Super Moves

  • Cloud Cover ( (クラウド) で目隠し Kura udo de mekakushi?): Oboro creates a small cloud in front of the opponent temporally blocking their vision. While the opponent is distracted he creates larger clouds around himself to hide within.[3]

Equipment

Quarterstaff: When he wears his hero costume, Oboro fights using a quarterstaff, which he handle with great skill.

Gourd: Oboro carries with him a gourd that is actually a device that works as a speaker.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

  • Oboro likes blue skies and the sun.[4]
  • Horikoshi designed Oboro out of a wish to give Shota Aizawa a Mirio-like figure from his past. He worked together with Betten Court for the details of Shota's backstory, which was later featured in Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals.[4]
  • Oboro's Hero costume and googles were designed by Betten Court, while his U.A. school uniform look was designed by Horikoshi.[4]
  • Oboro's hero costume and his Cloud Quirk reference Sun Wukong, the main character of the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West.
  • Oboro's favorite food is sushi.[2]
  • Oboro's last name is composed of the kanji for "white" ( shira?) and "cloud" ( kumo?), and his first name contains "hazy, cloudy" ( oboro?).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals Manga: Chapter 59.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals Manga: Chapter 60.
  3. Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals Manga: Chapter 62.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals Manga: Vol.8, Omake

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