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Sea Rescue Hero: Selkie (海の救助ヒーロー セルキー Umi no Kyūjo Hīrō Serukī?) is a Pro Hero and Captain of the Oki Mariner.[1]

Appearance

Selkie is a man with a muscular physique, but with the appearance of a humanoid spotted seal that has a gray beard.

He sports a full body wetsuit as his hero costume, featuring yellow goggles, retractable flippers and a stylized "S" featured on the left shoulder.

Personality

Selkie cute

Selkie's attempt at being cute.

Selkie is a confident, kind, and professional individual who prioritizes his hero work and protecting his crew. He has a tendency to try (and succeed in) making himself look cute, despite his macho appearance, much to the annoyance of his sidekicks.[1] Even so, he can be quite stern when the situation calls for it. 

Synopsis

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Aboard the Oki Mariner, Selkie yells at Sirius and Tsuyu Asui for slacking off but apologizes using his cute persona after he finds out they have finished all their work. He and the crew later sail off to pursue stowaways who stole cargo from a trade boat. When they happen upon the supposed criminal ship, Selkie goes without Sirius and Tsuyu to investigate.

Selkie defeats Innsmouth

Selkie defeats Innsmouth.

He and two of his sidekicks investigate the ship, only to be trapped inside by Innsmouth's lackeys. Selkie only returns to the action when Tsuyu relays an S.O.S across using Sirius's radio. Selkie finds Tsuyu and Sirius overpowered by Innsmouth himself. Innsmouth blinds Selkie using his ink, but Selkie uses echolocation to find and defeat him. Afterward, the stolen goods are returned and Selkie claims that Tsuyu will make a great hero one day.[2][1]

Shie Hassaikai Arc

When Class 1-A was told that only Hero Offices with good histories were allowed to accept interns, Tsuyu considered calling Selkie.[3] Unfortunately, Selkie's agency did not meet the proper standards, and Tsuyu interned under Ryukyu instead.[4]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

During the raid, Selkie was one of the heroes who assaulted the Paranormal Liberation Front's hideout, the Gunga Mountain Villa.[5]

Abilities

Quirk

Spotted Seal (ゴマフアザラシ Gomafuazarashi?): Selkie's Quirk grants him the attributes and abilities of a spotted seal. He can hold his breath for long periods of time and utilize echolocation when traversing dark waters or when his sight is hindered during combat. He also has above human strength.[1]

  • Skilled Swimmer: Having the attributes of a spotted seal, Selkie is an excellent swimmer.

Equipment

Retractable Flippers: A pair of shoes with water flippers that flip back behind his legs when he is not in the water.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Mentioned
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Mentioned
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One 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 Debut
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

Trivia

  • Selkie is based on the mythical creatures of Scotland that resemble a seal when in water, but when they emerge, they resemble humans.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 32.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 58 (p. 7).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 126 (p. 1).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 131.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 259.

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