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Class A stole the spotlight every time in the first semester, so the second semester's gonna be Class B's time to shine. Got that? Not Class A. Us!
Sekijiro Kan to his students in "Day Two"

Sekijiro Kan ( (かん) (せき) () (ろう) Kan Sekijirō?)[2], also known by his hero alias Blood Hero: Vlad King (ブラッドヒーロー・ブラドキング Buraddo Hīrō Buradokingu?) is a pro hero and the homeroom teacher of U.A. High School's Class 1-B.[1]

Appearance

Sekijiro is a very tall, wide-set man of a bulky, muscular build, with lightly tanned skin, a few visible scars showing on his left cheek and the left side of his notably thick neck. He has short pale gray hair which is spiked upwards, away from his face, the only exception to this being the small clump of hair which hangs down over the left of his forehead. His eyes are very small and thin, and he has a wide mouth with two prominent lower canines, which appear even when his mouth is closed.

His hero costume consists of a dark red skin-tight suit with a very low u-shaped collar, which exposes the middle of his pectoral muscles and is lined with a thick black trim, which matches the ones over his shoulders. He wears white over-the-knee boots and thick vambraces over his lower arms, a thin wire snaking from one of the two small protrusions on the left one to the back of his neck, and red gloves. Around his waist he has a three-piece metallic belt which dips downwards in the centre, and he wears an orange mask over his eyes.

Personality

As a teacher, Sekijiro has a caring attitude towards his students. He is willing to go out of his way to protect them and encourages them to do their absolute best. He also views Class 1-A as rivals but also values their growth and safety. He often uses them to motivate his own class to reach greater and greater goals.

He is one of the few people who knew about All Might's true form. After it is revealed publicly and crime begins to increase, Sekijiro regrets not being able to do more for All Might while he was acting as the Symbol of Peace. He also showed concern for Shota Aizawa in their televised meeting with the media, showing that he cares for his fellow teachers as well and will do what he can to help them, even if he does not interact with them often. When danger strikes, he is quick to react, using his Quirk effectively as a method of entrapping an enemy.

Abilities

Enhanced Strength: Sekijiro is much stronger than the average human. He manages to lift Dabi's clone with a single hand and push it against a wall with enough power to crack it.

Enhanced Speed: Sekijiro is incredibly fast. He is able to react quick enough to avoid and push the students away from Dabi's surprise attack and to counterattack against Dabi and pin him against the wall in less than three seconds.

Quirk

Blood Control (操血 Sōketsu?): After ejecting a certain quantity of blood from the back of his glove, Sekijiro can freely manipulate it. With his Quirk he manages to restrain a clone of Dabi by pinning it to the wall and covering it with the blood, ending the fight in less than three seconds.[3] When he no longer needs it, Sekijiro can reabsorb his blood through the same glove.[4]

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Stats

Power
 
4/5 B
Speed
 
4/5 B
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Sekijiro's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Relationships

Eraserhead

They are both fellow pro heroes and homeroom teachers of the Department of Heroes for their respective classes. As Sekijiro views Class 1-A as his rivals, this rivalry is extended toward Aizawa, with Sekijiro acting out competitively towards him. Despite this rivalry, Sekijiro knows when to cooperate with Aizawa during serious moments. This was shown in their meeting with the media where he was worried that Aizawa would lose his temper though was surprised when the latter kept calm and agreed with the heckling.

Toshinori Yagi

While the two have not interacted with one another a lot, Sekijiro respects All Might. He voiced his regret for not acknowledging the large burden that All Might had to shoulder until it was too late.

Trivia

  • Vlad King's appearance and quirk are similar to Klaus Von Reinherz, a character from Blood Blockade Battlefront.
  • His name being "Vlad", his sharp teeth, and powers over blood may be a reference to Count Dracula as well as his basis Vlad the Impaler.
  • His name contains the kanji for "vessel" (?), "red" (?), and "love" (?).
  • He owns a dog.
  • In Turkish, "Kan" means Blood.

Quotes

  • (To his students) "Class A stole the spotlight every time in the first semester, so the second semester's gonna be Class B's time to shine. Got that? Not Class A. Us!"[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72 (p. 1).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Volume 10 Omake
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 82 (p. 3).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 82 (p. 5).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72 (p. 1).

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