The Paranormal Liberation War Arc is the eighteenth story arc in My Hero Academia, as well as the ninth story arc in the Rise of Villains Saga.

After a tip from Hawks and a new source of intel in Tartarus, the Heroes have assembled all of the information they need to confront the Paranormal Liberation Front head-on.


Story Impact

  • Kurogiri is revealed to be a Nomu, created from the corpse of Oboro Shirakumo.
  • It is revealed that the Paranormal Liberation Front have already formed their teams for the upcoming war.
    • Tomura Shigaraki is undergoing the final stages of obtaining ultimate power from Kyudai Garaki.
  • Toshinori Yagi completes his research on the former users of One For All and passes on the results to Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.
    • The former user of Blackwhip is revealed to be Daigoro Banjo, also known as Lariat, who was the fifth user of One For All.
    • It is confirmed All For One had fought all of the previous users of One For All.
    • Nana Shimura's Quirk is revealed to be Float.
  • Daruma Ujiko's real name is revealed to be Kyudai Garaki, he is a Chairman of Jaku General Hospital and he was reportedly born Quirkless; but in reality, he actually has a longevity Quirk called Life Force.
  • Hawks relays his info to the Hero Commission who rally every hero to attack the Paranormal Liberation Front at their home base.
  • During a battle between Hawks, Twice, and Dabi, Hawks reluctantly kills Twice.
    • Dabi reveals his secret identity to Hawks but it is censored. Hawks seems to be very shocked by discovering Dabi's true name.
    • Dabi defeats Hawks during their battle and attempts to kill him, but he's saved by Fumikage Tokoyami.
  • Kyudai reveals that he made a copy of All For One's Quirk. All For One kept the duplicate version of the Quirk and gave the original version to Tomura.
  • After waking up, Tomura uses his Decay Quirk (which has drastically increased in power thanks to his enhancements) to destroy the hospital and the surrounding area.
    • Among the confirmed casualties of this attack are X-Less, Crust (who sacrificed himself to help Shota escape), Woman, and Funkman, alongside multiple Pro Heroes and all of Kyudai's High-End Nomu who were active at the time.
    • Tomura spared the bullets filled with the Quirk-Destroying Drug created by Kyudai to take for his own use, and several other High-End Nomu which weren't as complete as the previous High-End Nomu, become active under Tomura's orders.
  • Gran Torino is brutally injured by Tomura when the latter punches the elderly hero through the chest.
  • Tomura manages to hit Eraser Head with one of the Quirk-Destroying Bullets, forcing him to cut off his left leg to stop the spread.
  • In the heat of his confrontation against Tomura, Izuku unlocks Float.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Characters Introduced

Quirks Introduced

  • Float: Nana's Quirk allowed her to suspend herself in mid-air.[1]
  • Rabbit: Mirko's Quirk allows her to do anything a rabbit can do and grants her rabbit-related features.[2]
  • Shield: Crust's Quirk allows him to manifest stone-like shields from his body.[2]
  • Amplivolt: The unnamed PLF commander's Quirk allows him to amplify any electricity he comes into contact with, turning it into a powerful wave of lightning.[3]
  • Liquification: One of Woman's Quirks allows her to transform her body in whole or in part into a fluid form.[4]
  • Rupture: One of Woman's Quirks allows her to cause parts of her body to swell and burst.[4]
  • Laser: X-Less's Quirk allows him to fire energy beams from his right eye.[4]
  • Physical Enhancement: Unknown.[4]
  • Saber: This Quirk allows the user to transform portions of his body into sword-shaped appendages.[4]
  • Life Force: Kyudai Garaki's Quirk allows him to double his lifespan while sacrificing physical mobility.[5]
  • Radio Waves: One of the Quirks Tomura Shigaraki gained access to after acquiring All For One's Quirk, it allows the user to disrupt radio waves and cause communicators to malfunction.[6]
  • Traject: Kido's Quirk allows him to manipulate the trajectory of anything that passes through his bandages.[7]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 257.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 262.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 263.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 268.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 275.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 276.

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