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Reiko Yanagi ( (やなぎ) レイ () Yanagi Reiko?), also known as Emily (エミリー Emirī?), is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Reiko has chin-length, pale gray hair, parted to the right, hanging down over her eye and obscuring the majority of the left side of her face. She has dark bags under her blue eyes, and a small mouth with full lips. Her hands are usually held up as high as her elbows, with her hands draped down, this gesture being somewhat connotative of a ghost.

Her hero costume consists of a white, knee-length kimono with a furred collar, three dark straps around her waist, knee-high socks, and a black mask that covers her face from the bridge of her nose down, like the one always worn by Mezo Shoji.

Personality

Reiko is a quiet and emotionless teenager who often shows an odd body posture, wherein she keeps her elbows to her side and lets her hands dangle, which somewhat resembles ancient depictions of zombies, ghosts, and other undead creatures, alluding to her Quirk.

She also appears to be quite verbose with her wording, to the point where Reiko's classmate needed to simplify what she had said.

Abilities

Quirk

Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト Porutāgaisuto?)[1]: Reiko's Quirk allows her to telekinetically control nearby objects. The weight limit of her Quirk is roughly the weight of the average human.

Stats

Power
 
2/6 D
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
5/6 A
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Fixation of Hands
 
5/6 A
Reiko's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

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 Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
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 Appears
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 Appears
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) Mentioned
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Appears
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!! Absent
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 Absent
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 Absent
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

Trivia

  • Reiko's surname contains the kanji for "willow" ( yanagi?), and her first name contains the katakana symbols for the rōmaji word "rei" (レイ?), which probably stands for "spirit, soul" ( rei?), and the kanji for "child" ( ko?).
  • Reiko likes the internet. (always searching for spooky stories)[2]
  • Reiko's hero name "Emily" may be a reference to the American horror/drama film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", which explores the mysterious and possibly paranormal circumstances surrounding the titular character's death.
  • Her hairstyle bears a resemblance to Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul.
  • Reiko's Japanese voice actor, Ayane Sakura, also voices Ochaco Uraraka.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive (p. 94).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 23, Omake

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