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Holding power over someone's life is everything! Or don't you believe in following Stain's tenets?!
Shuichi Iguchi to Kenji Hikiishi in "Smoke Signal"

Shuichi Iguchi ( () (くち) (しゅう) (いち) Iguchi Shūichi?), also known by his villain name Spinner (スピナー Supinā?)[1] is a villain affiliated with the League of Villains and part of its Vanguard Action Squad.[2] He and the rest of his team serve as the main antagonists of the Forest Training Camp Arc.

Appearance

Spinner is a man with a reptile-like appearance, with bright green scales for skin and a face shaped like that of a lizard. His hair is relatively long and is swept backwards, and is a desaturated pink-purple, standing out from the rest of his colors.[3]

In reflection of his great admiration towards Stain, he wears clothes similar to his: a sleeveless shirt and dark, baggy pants, along with black shoes and pale, metallic knee guards. He wears a mask made of a long, tattered strip of cloth, the same as the one worn by Stain, a red scarf and bandages wrapped around both his arms, partially covered by black wristbands, and plain black boots. He also carries an enormous sword on his back (made out of many smaller blades bound together) and wears goggles on his forehead.[1]

Gallery

Personality

Spinner is a sinister man who takes pleasure in hurting people, which he clearly demonstrates when he's seen purposely treading on Pixie-Bob's face, grinning as she lies on the ground beneath his foot, unconscious and bleeding as a result of his and Magne's earlier attack.[2]

Much like Dabi, Spinner also admires Stain greatly, but in a different way, in that where Dabi is not, he is completely obsessed with the ways of Stain to the point where he copies his clothing and weaponry style, aiming to follow the same ideals as him and make his dreams come true.[1] As a result of this, he is much more morally inclined than the rest of the League of Villains, shown when he attacked Magne to protect Izuku Midoriya (whom Stain had labeled as someone worthy of being called a hero) and questioned whether or not the League's actions truly follow his idol's ideals.[4] He can be distracted when a girl compliments him.[5]

Abilities

Overall Abilities: He has shown to be moderately capable at close quarters combat, using his weapon arsenal to attack his opponents. He was able to fight on equal ground with Pro Hero Mandalay for a few minutes, rarely taking hits, although he was eventually subdued without being able to injure her.

  • Enhanced Strength: Spinner seems to have an above-average amount of physical strength as he is capable of lifting and swinging his makeshift sword, which is the same size as him, and is comprised of a large array of bladed weapons, with ease.

Skilled Driver:Spinner is also proficient at throwing knives. He also taught himself how to drive trucks by playing video games. Despite Dabi complaining about his skills, Spinner was able to pull off a difficult maneuver without losing control.

Quirk

Gecko: Shuichi's Quirk gives him a lizard-like appearance and abilities. He can stick to walls like a gecko, but not much else.[6]

Stats

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
2/5 D
Cooperativeness
 
2/5 D
Shuichi's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Equipment

Spinner's sword

Spinner's Makeshift Sword.

Makeshift Sword: Spinner wields a very curious sword, which is made of several knives, daggers, kukris, hatchets and many other blades. They appear to be held together by chains and belts. The sword is about the same size as Spinner himself, yet he seems to very proficient at using it with great speed. Spinner commonly carries it around on his back, wrapped in cloth as to not injure himself. This sword, however, was completely destroyed by Izuku before it could do any major damage.

Unnamed Sword: Following the destruction of his former sword, Spinner replaced it with an unnamed blade that resembles a katana.[7]

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

  • Spinner's given name contains kanji for shu "秀"(lit. excellent, outstanding) and ichi "一"(lit. one). His surname Iguchi contains kanji for I "伊" (lit. that one) and guchi "口" (lit. mouth, opening).
    • Spinner’s family name comes from the Japanese for “iguana.”
  • Spinner’s clothing, reptile-theme, weapons, wild attitude and ninja-like appearance is similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the franchise with the same name.

Quotes

  • (To Magne) "Holding power over someone's life is everything! Or don't you believe in following Stain's tenets?!"[1]
  • (To Mandalay) "Dammit...!! Stain will be revived...! Got that?! His will lives on here! Thanks to me!! I'm gonna purge you corrupt heroes and that four-eyes kid."[8]
  • (To Trumpet) "I’ve got nothing to love, like Toga does. Nothing I really wanna do. But back then, I just know… Something lit a fire in my heart. All I could think was how I wanted a glimpse of the future he was imagining! Sure… I’m just a nobody who jumped on a bandwagon but what’s wrong with that!? Nothing, right!? and you people ain’t much better!!! Ain’t that right, politician?"[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 74.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 73.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 57 (p. 19).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 78.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 75 (p. 4).
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 220.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 81 (p. 12).
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233 (p. 10).

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