If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I've just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!Shoto Todoroki to Tenya Ida in "From Todoroki to Ida"
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Shoto is a reasonably tall and rather muscular young man who is well-built for his age. He has quite long hair, though it doesn’t pass his neck, and wears bangs, parted twice as to not obscure his vision. His hair is evenly split between two colors: white on his right-side and crimson red on his left, this unusual coloring being due to his Quirk. As another result of this, he also possesses heterochromia iridium, which causes his left eye’s iris to appear turquoise, while his right is a somewhat brownish dark gray. His eyes, in shape, are quite thin and reserved, and he also has a large burn scar on the left side of his face, which reaches from his hairline to halfway down his cheek. Despite this, however, several of the girls in his class have claimed that he is handsome, Mina Ashido even going as far as to say that he’s the best-looking guy in Class 1-A.
During school hours, he wears the regular male U.A. uniform, replacing the usual brown dress shoe with casual pale cyan and gray lace-up sneakers.
In his initial hero costume, he wears a plain off-white shirt with matching pants and boots, with two gold-colored straps going over his shoulders. He has what appears to be a material resembling ice covering his whole left side, even his head although it is detachable, which he wears as a way of rejecting the fire aspect of his Quirk.
His updated hero costume consists of a dark blue jacket with elbow-length sleeves, its collar high and joined in the center by a gray neckpiece, baggy pants of the same color, a metal-plated combat vest and white boots, their soles and a thin line running down the center of each of them a darker pale gray. He also sports a brown utility belt around his waist, with little metal capsules containing medical supplies hanging off the front.
Later, in the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, his costume gains two burgundy wrist guards with metal plating, which help to regulate the temperature of his body after his attacks, and his boots now have a set of straps.
Sometime during Spring Break, Shoto further upgrades his costume, which has some visual similarities to his father's second costume. His wrist guards now feature armor-like bracing and are accompanied by plating going from his wrist to his knuckles. His jacket now features a large T-shaped stripe going from his waist to his armpits, and his utility belt now holds two large canisters along with his medical supplies.
Shoto originally had a cold, aloof personality, which stemmed from his abusive upbringing and complicated family life. Focused and unemotional, Shoto preferred to keep to himself instead of hanging out with other people. After the events of the U.A. Sports Festival, however, Shoto notably became more sociable and kind, even gaining a sense of humor and occasionally smiling, although still retaining some fragments of his previous distant attitude. After the Provisional Hero License Course, he began opening up more to his classmates and has lightened up from his usually serious demeanor. Nonetheless, Shoto is not quite used to socializing yet, coming off as a bit dense when it comes to understanding certain figures of speech.
While usually quiet and reserved, Shoto did initially possess a moderate level of arrogance, which, combined with his solitary tendencies, sometimes made him take the initiative without considering the opinions of others, displaying confidence that he could take on any obstacles with his own strength. He used to be much more unfriendly as well, to the point of causing someone to resent him while he was none the wiser. Even in the present, Shoto seems to prefer acting alone, although only for practical purposes since doing so allows him to unleash his full power without having to worry about friendly fire. Calm and composed, yet brutal in combat, Shoto is well-grounded on the ethics of heroism, only wishing to subdue his frozen opponents as opposed to killing them by prolonging the freezing.
Shoto had a deep loathing for his fire abilities, which he inherited from Endeavor, as it symbolized his father's wickedness towards him and his mother as well as what he was born to be: a tool to surpass All Might, a fate that he detested. As such, Shoto decided to rely solely on his freezing power and never use the other half of his Quirk in battles, going so far as to cover his left torso and arm with ice in his first Hero Costume to symbolize his rebellion against his father. Shoto often felt bothered by Endeavor's mere presence, and could barely contain his anger while talking to him, especially whenever the Pro Hero brought up the purpose he had intended for his son since before birth.
During his match with Izuku Midoriya in the U.A. Sports Festival, Izuku's speech made the memory of his mother's supportive words resurface, and for the first time since his childhood, Shoto used his firepower in combat. After the battle, Shoto had mixed feelings about using his left side, but after reconciling with his mother, Shoto eventually came to terms with the half he once hated and became willing to train it further. Despite being scarred by her when he was a young child, Shoto showcases no hard feelings towards his mother, visiting her often ever since the end of the Sports Festival. Shoto appears to draw his heroic values from All Might, a trait he shares with Izuku and Katsuki, having fond memories of watching the Symbol of Peace on television together with Rei.
However, Shoto's grudge towards Endeavor has not yet disappeared, even if he respects his father's ability as a Hero, self-admitting that such resentment can't vanish so easily and that he was wrong in trying to bury it. Having been denied a normal childhood so that his father could train him to realize his own selfish ambitions, Shoto still holds various psychological scars, which tend to reemerge when others compare him to Endeavor. Because of this and Izuku's influence, Shoto now strives to become a Hero, but without walking the same path his father did.
Shoto remains relatively cold towards Endeavor and has made it clear that forgiveness for his past treatment of him and his mother is difficult, but has demonstrated worry pertaining to his father's safety. With Endeavor now attempting to improve his relationship with his family, Shoto has taken a cautious, yet hopeful approach to this development.
Overall Abilities: Having been trained by his father, Endeavor, at a young age, Shoto entered U.A. High School through recommendations, and has been established as one of the strongest students in Class 1-A. He earned 2nd place in both the Quirk Apprehension Test and U.A. Sports Festival. Shoto also has a great handle over his versatile and powerful Quirk, Half-Cold Half-Hot, which grants him incredible dual capabilities. Using the right side of his body, Shoto can drastically lower temperatures and freeze anything he touches, and generate ice that he can freely mold into numerous constructs that include waves of ice that cover large areas, and ice barriers. Shoto also employs his cryokinetic abilities for mobility purposes, such as stacking ice shards behind his back to propel himself forward, freezing the ground to skate on it, or his signature move, creating trails of ice on which he can surf. From the left side of his body, Shoto can drastically increase temperatures and release scorching hot flames in the form of consuming streams or protective short waves. Overall, Shoto has tremendous power, but because of past decisions and circumstances, such as his intentional neglect of one half of his Quirk, he has yet to reach his full potential. And while Shoto may have full mastery over ice, his control over fire is still relatively inept, especially in comparison to that of Endeavor.
During the U.S.J. Incident, Shoto was able to easily overpower small-time villains at the Landslide Zone by himself, and later on showcased elite judgment, combat awareness, and athletic ability during the U.A. Sports Festival. At the festival, Shoto was able to neutralize a Villain Bot-Executor, defeat his swift classmates, Hanta Sero and Tenya Ida, as well as fight on par with Izuku Midoriya for a prolonged period of time to a nigh-draw. In his battle against Izuku, a fan claimed that Shoto was already stronger than the average Pro Hero. When he was pitted against Katsuki Bakugo in the final round of the Sports Festival, there was a chance Shoto could’ve won the match using his fire powers, but due to inner turmoil, he deactivated his flames, leaving him open to Katsuki's Howitzer Impact, and losing the match. Starting with the Hosu Incident, Shoto began the full embracement of his left side, as well as his fire and ice interchangeability, particularly when he, Izuku, and Tenya faced off against the Hero Killer: Stain. Following his run-in with the Hero Killer, Shoto is recognized as one of strongest students of Class 1-A, as noted by Pixie-Bob. Although Shoto is powerful, contending with individuals such as Stain, Wolfram, Moonfish, Mr. Compress, Gang Orca, Chimera, and Tomura Shigaraki require Shoto's effective camaraderie with multiple people in order to prevail against such formidable opponents.
- Enhanced Durability: Shoto has proven himself to be quite resilient, being able to withstand multiple attacks from Izuku, including a direct, One For All-enhanced punch at 5% strength to the stomach, without sustaining major injuries.
- Enhanced Stamina: Shoto has shown to be able to endure combat even while injured, such as in his battle with Stain, wherein he was able to continue fighting and supporting his allies despite suffering from multiple bleeding injuries on his arm and face, and still to drag the villain's unconscious body once the battle is over.
- Enhanced Agility: Shoto is fast, agile, and has quick reflexes. He was able to keep first place during the majority of the Obstacle Race during the Sports Festival thanks to his own athletic ability. He was also able to create ice walls within a split second in order to prevent himself from getting thrown out of the ring during his battles with Izuku and Katsuki. He is also able to partially dodge a knife thrown at his face and several other attacks by Stain, a notably agile opponent.
Keen Intellect: Shoto has proven to be a very intelligent person. And in spite of his training, Shoto is also very skilled in academics, having scored 5th place in the midterms. During the U.S.J. Incident, Shoto surmised that the villains had a Quirk user among their ranks that could jam communications. At the same time, he realized the attacking villains had an agenda and interrogated some of them to get answers. Shoto's theory was proven correct as the villain's goal was to kill All Might. Shoto also deduced Izuku had a connection to All Might after observing Izuku's power and matching it to that of All Might when the latter was fighting Nomu. Though on point about Izuku’s link to the Symbol of Peace, Shoto incorrectly believed Izuku might be All Might's secret love child. Shortly before the Hosu Incident, Shoto noticed the look of anger in Tenya's eyes, and easily surmised that he was only taking up an internship in Hosu City to seek vengeance on the Hero Killer: Stain. While on patrol in Hosu, Shoto was able to work out the location of Izuku, Tenya, and Stain from an emergency call and arrive in time, however he did complain it took a while, as Izuku didn't relay more than the exact location.
When he and Momo Yaoyorozu were pitted against Eraser Head for their First Term Final Exam, Shoto suggested that Momo continuously creates random objects until she was unable to do so, which would signify that the Eraser Hero is nearby, all in attempt to lure him out and act as a diversion so Momo can make her way to the escape gate. Shoto's strategy worked, but as explained by Eraser Head, it was too offense-oriented, as Shoto had placed the burden on himself and did not trust Momo enough. After being scolded by his teacher and approached by his returning classmate, Shoto admitted to being aware of Momo having a plan from the start of their matchup, and chose not to inquire about it, before properly cooperating with her. During the second match of the Joint Training Battle involving the teams of Momo and Itsuka Kendo, Shoto noticed a flaw in Itsuka's precautionary strategy in separating Momo from her Class 1-A teammates. He explicated that if she really wanted to be cautious of Momo, then Itsuka would've had her entire team overwhelm the Everything Hero at the beginning of the match. After witnessing Izuku’s recent awakening of a second Quirk, Shoto speculated that the One For All inheritor may be like him, having multiple powers in one singular ability, but Shoto didn't yet recognize the true depth of Izuku's new power.
Indominatable Will: Shoto has a highly undaunted spirit, not easily giving into intimidation that would disrupt his focus, maintaining a cool head, and pushes through adversity. Initially, Shoto was a jaded and aloof person due to the abuse him and his family received from Endeavor's previous callousness, resulting in Shoto refusing to use his left side in battles as a sign of rejecting his father. At the U.A. Sports Festival, Shoto was considerably hellbent on not using his flame powers, but this misguided determination was corrected when he faced Izuku, who vehemently expressed that those powers belong to Shoto, nobody else. This triggered a latent memory within Shoto's psyche, as he recalled how his mother, Rei Todoroki, and All Might said those same words that inspired Shoto to be a hero that can put people at ease with a smile, just like All Might himself. Remembering both these passionate words and his resolve, Shoto was free from the turmoil that stirred inside of him, and finally used his the pyrokinetic powers that are housed within his left side, and expressed how he, like Izuku, will be a hero. In the climax of the battle, Shoto thanked Izuku for saving him from the emotional shackles that were weighing him down.
Unfortunately, afterwards, despite willingly using the power of his left side, Shoto still had some level of uncertainty. In his battle against Katsuki, as noted by Eraser Head, Shoto lost his spark following his previous match with Izuku, causing the heterochromic to not give 100% of his strength. As Shoto was becoming paralyzed with doubt, Izuku cheered him on, encouraging him to do his best, once again reigniting Shoto's will to fight and use his flames. Yet at the last second, before clashing with Katsuki, Shoto's inner tumult was too prevalent, resulting in him deactivating his flames, leaving him open to Katsuki's final attack, and losing the battle. Following the Sports Festival, Shoto has strengthened his drive, becoming more than willing to use his pyrokinetic abilities in battle, and even having the courage to finally face his mother, Rei, who previously, albeit in a mentally-unstable state, gave Shoto the scar over his left eye.
When the Provisional License Exam occurred, Shoto’s will was tested again when he had a major altercation with Inasa Yoarashi, having coldly rebuffing the wind user's warm personality when the two met hitherto at the U.A. Entrance Exam for recommended students. Shoto realized that he still hasn't moved past Endeavor's abuse, and his horrid attitude led to Inasa developing his own hateful disposition towards Shoto himself. The infighting between the two elemental users resulted in them being repeatedly unable to land an attack on Gang Orca and were left at the mercy of him and his sidekicks. Soon after, however, Izuku arrived in the scene and scolded Shoto and Inasa for their actions, making the weakened students realize their mistake with being uncooperative with one another. The pair reaffirmed their resolves, put their differences aside, and finally worked together, despite being incapacitated. Unfortunately, their personal conflict with each other cost them the licensing exam, and had to take remedial courses to make up for their imprudence and failure. Having undergone self-reflection, Shoto and Inasa displayed fully mutual congeniality towards each other when they crossed paths again at the Remedial Exam.
During the third match of the Joint Training Battle, Shoto was pressured by Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, but was able to recall Endeavor's counsel on bringing his flames to the limit, and then surpassing that very limit. This advice proved pivotal, as Shoto, also recollecting Izuku's words of encouragement, understood that if he wants to become the hero he desires to be, he has to go beyond what his body and Quirk are capable of doing. His will sparked again, Shoto brought his flames to their peak, equaling the strength of Endeavor's own flames, and was able to better hold his own against Tetsutetsu and put latter's metal skin at risk of melting.
Due to years of rejecting his father, Shoto has developed a habit of favoring ice, even when fire would be a better option. This grudge also caused him to have difficulty controlling his flames. While he is capable of using both elements simultaneously, he isn't used to doing this and still needs to practice dual-wielding. While training for his ultimate move, he claimed that using both abilities at the same time slows him down.
If he overuses one element without utilizing the other, then his own body temperature will suffer; the ice half will cause frostbite and the fire half will cause heatstroke. Until his bodily limit is reached however, neither has any visible effect on his body. Shoto can easily negate this weakness by alternating between ice and fire.
As part of his training, Shoto sat in a barrel of water and alternated between using ice and fire to regulate the temperature of the water. It helped his body become accustomed to the cold, and he learned better control over his flames.
- Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall (
穿 天 氷 壁Gaten Hyōheki?): Shoto creates an enormous ice glacier, that can either encapsulate his opponent or block the immediate field of battle in ice. This move is first used in his battle against Hanta Sero in the Sports Festival, but is unnamed until the Final Exams. He noted to Sero that it was more powerful than necessary, but he was irritated (from talking with Endeavor) and overdid it. A variation of this move, slightly smaller in size, but more controllable, is shown in his battle against Katsuki.  He also used this attack on a repeatedly massive scale while attacking Mr. Compress.
- Wall of Flames (
炎の 壁Honō no Kabe?): Shoto uses his left side to generate a burst of flames that covers a large area. This is both a defensive and offensive attack like his Giant Ice Wall technique. It can be used to attack multiple opponents and create space between Shoto and his target. Shoto first used this attack against Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu during the Joint Training Battle with Class 1-B.
- Flashfreeze Heatwave (
膨 冷 熱 波Bōrei Neppa?): To use this technique, first Shoto cools the air around him with his ice powers. Then, by switching to his fire, Shoto rapidly heats and expands the air around him. This allows him to release a superheated blast.
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Hero Costume: Shoto's second hero costume is designed to optimize the use of both his fire and ice sides in combat. It is designed to diminish the drawbacks of Shoto's Quirk as much as possible by regulating his body temperature.
- Temperature Resistant Jacket: Shoto's blue jacket is made from a special fire-resistant fiber. There is a special device near the neck that senses Shoto's body temperature and supports the vest to help regulate it.
- Combat Vest: The device on Shoto's back is capable of sensing Shoto's body temperature and automatically heats up or cools down accordingly. Shoto requested his original costume had a device that heated up.
- Utility Belt: There are metal capsules on Shoto's belt that contain water, pain medication, and disinfectants, making up a first aid kit.
- Snow Boots: Shoto is outfitted with a pair of white snow boots with spikes under the soles that prevent Shoto from slipping on his own ice. They are later upgraded with straps going across the front of the boots.
- Wrist Guards: As an upgrade to his costume, Shoto received new wrist guards made from the same material as his vest. They appear to help Shoto control the temperature of his ice and flames by keeping the extreme temperatures from traveling up his arms to his upper body.
Battles & Events
|Battles & Events|
- Shoto's surname contains the kanji for "to roar, a roaring fire" (轟 todoroki?), and his first name contains "burning" (焦 shō?) and "freezing" (凍 to?).
- "Todoroki" is a common Japanese surname.
- According to Shoto's Volume 2 profile:
- His favorite food is Zaru (cold) Soba.
- He may have been the first Class 1-A character conceived after Izuku, Katsuki and Ochaco, who were planned since way before the school setting was decided.
- Shoto's known U.A. academic data is as follows:
- Shoto ranked 2nd in the U.A. Recommendation Entrance Exam.
- Shoto is student No. 15 in Class 1-A.
- Shoto ranked 5th in Class 1-A's mid-term scores.
- Shoto ranked 2nd during Aizawa's Quirk Apprehension Test.
- Shoto was the Runner-Up of The U.A. Sports Festival First-Year Stage.
- Shoto received a total of 4.123 nominations from Pro Heroes for his U.A. Sports Festival performance, making him the most nominated Class 1-A student.
- Since he failed the Provisional Hero License Exam, he scored below 50.
- Shoto's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
- Shoto ranked 2nd in the First and Fourth Popularity Polls.
- Shoto ranked 3rd in the Second, Third and Fifth Popularity Polls.
- Since Shoto's eyes and hair show physical separation where the halves of his Quirk divide, he may have the genetic anomaly known as chimera.
- Shoto and Izuku share the same costume designer.
- Shoto is so far the only student to have gone through a radical change of costume, having abandoned all elements of his first one except for the boots.
- Shoto bears a slight resemblance to Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul with the hairstyle and the discolored eyes.
- (To Izuku) "Never using my bastard of a father's Quirk... No.. By rising to the top without using it... I'll have denied him everything."
- (To Izuku) "I want it, too. I'll be a hero!"
- (To his father) "I haven't put aside anything. As if I could be turned that easily. It's just... In that moment, that instant... I forgot all about you. Whether that's good, bad, or something in between... That's something I'll have to think about."
- (To Tenya) "Ever since your brother got taken down... I've had my eye on you. Because all that building resentment was written on your face. I know that when I see it. And I know just how much grudges like that... can cloud a person's vision."
- (To Tenya) "If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I've just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!"
- (To Kenji Tsuragamae) "Should we have let people die, all in the name of your 'law'?! Isn't it a hero's job to save people?"
|U.A. High School|
|Class 1-A Students||Denki Kaminari • Eijiro Kirishima • Fumikage Tokoyami • Hanta Sero • Izuku Midoriya • Katsuki Bakugo • Koji Koda • Kyoka Jiro • Mashirao Ojiro • Mezo Shoji • Mina Ashido • Minoru Mineta • Momo Yaoyorozu • Ochaco Uraraka • Rikido Sato • Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Ida • Toru Hagakure • Tsuyu Asui • Yuga Aoyama|
|Class 1-B Students||Hiryu Rin • Ibara Shiozaki • Itsuka Kendo • Juzo Honenuki • Jurota Shishida • Kinoko Komori • Kojiro Bondo • Kosei Tsuburaba • Manga Fukidashi • Neito Monoma • Nirengeki Shoda • Pony Tsunotori • Reiko Yanagi • Sen Kaibara • Setsuna Tokage • Shihai Kuroiro • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Togaru Kamakiri • Yosetsu Awase • Yui Kodai|
|Department of Support||Mei Hatsume • Bibimi Kenranzaki|
|General Department||Hitoshi Shinso • Chikuchi Togeike • Tsutsutaka Agoyamato|
|Second Year Students||Mawata Fuwa|
|Third Year Students||Mirio Togata • Nejire Hado • Tamaki Amajiki • Bibimi Kenranzaki • Yuyu Haya|
|Staff||All Might • Cementoss • Ectoplasm • Eraser Head • Hound Dog • Lunch Rush • Midnight • Nezu • Power Loader • Present Mic • Recovery Girl • Snipe • Thirteen • Vlad King • Gran Torino (Retired)|
|Former Students||All Might • Endeavor • Best Jeanist • Midnight • Eraser Head • Loud Cloud • Present Mic • Mister Blaster|
|Locations||Class 1-A • Class 1-B • Conference Room • Ground Beta • Ground Gamma • Ground Omega • Gym Gamma • Heights Alliance • Lunch Rush Cafeteria • P.E. Grounds • Recovery Girl's Nurse's Office • Sports Festival Stadium • Teachers Lounge • U.A.'s Development Studio • Unforeseen Simulation Joint|
|Families and Civilians|
|Asui Family||Beru Asui • Ganma Asui • Tsuyu Asui • Samidare Asui • Satsuki Asui|
|Bakugo Family||Masaru Bakugo • Mitsuki Bakugo • Katsuki Bakugo|
|Ida Family||Tensei Ida • Tenya Ida|
|Jiro Family||Kyotoku Jiro • Mika Jiro • Kyoka Jiro|
|Midoriya Family||Hisashi Midoriya • Inko Midoriya • Izuku Midoriya|
|Shimano Family||Katsuma Shimano • Mahoro Shimano|
|Shimura Family||Chizuo • Hana Shimura • Kotaro Shimura • Mako • Nana Shimura • Nao Shimura • Tenko Shimura|
|Todoroki Family||Enji Todoroki • Rei Todoroki • Fuyumi Todoroki • Natsuo Todoroki • Shoto Todoroki • Toya Todoroki|
|Tsukauchi Family||Makoto Tsukauchi • Naomasa Tsukauchi|
|Shield Family||David Shield • Melissa Shield|
|Haimawari Family||Koichi Haimawari • Shoko Haimawari|
|Oguro Family||Iwao Oguro • Tamao Oguro|
|Skyline Family||Christopher Skyline • Pamela|
|Civilians||Aorio Kuraishisu • Daikaku Miyagi • Eri • Hime • Ichimoku Samazu • Jube Namimaru • Komari Ikoma • Kota Izumi • Luminescent Baby • Miyashita • Public Safety Commission President • Rin Yaritezawa • Saito • Samuel Abraham • Sho • Takuto • Tamashiro • Taneo Tokuda • Teruo Hazukashi • The Mother of Quirks • Tsubasa • Untenmaru Kurumada • Yokumiru Mera|