Snipe (スナイプ Sunaipu?) is a Pro Hero and a member of the teaching staff at U.A. High School.


Snipe has the appearance of a stereotypical western cowboy. His face is covered by an old-school tan gas mask, shaped a little like a horse’s muzzle, with triangular holes for his eyes and silver ear-defenders wired to the sides of the mask, but his dark, blueish shoulder-length dreadlocks are always visible from the back and sides. On his head, he wears a brown cowboy hat with a thick metallic plate at the front, a large “S” (standing for “Snipe”) stamped in the center, and gray boots with knee-high shafts and vamps with silver trims that dip a little at the front, a heel-band with a spur at the end attached to the back of each boot. He wears a large red cloak, buttoned up at the top, with frayed ends, under which he wears a plain black tank top with white armor strapped over the right side of his torso, and a brown belt with a gun holster attached at his hip. He has baggy black or dark brown pants with light brown or yellow chaps over them in stereotypical cowboy fashion. On his arms, he wears black skin tight arm-guards going up to his biceps and on his hands, tan gloves.


Snipe's mannerisms (including his accent in the English dub of the anime) are similar to that of a traditional cowboy. He appears to be very knowledgeable and always has something intelligent to add to every faculty meeting for the U.A. teachers.


In a meeting with other Pro Heroes, Snipe listened as a member of the police force spoke about the unwilling civilians injected with Trigger. A member of the police force explained that the people in question were more victims than villains. While Endeavor argued that they should be treated as villains, All Might, who was not present, had his reply to the problem delivered by Naomasa Tsukauchi. He stated that he would assess the situation at the scene more carefully because as heroes they must not bring harm to innocent citizens. This was in direct opposition to Endeavor's answer greatly angering him.[1]


U.S.J. Arc

U.A. Teachers vs. League of Villains (Anime)

Snipe and the U.A. Faculty arrive with Tenya

Snipe is among the faculty reinforcements that Tenya Iida brings to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint. When the heroes all arrive, Snipe uses his Quirk to shoot many of the villains, including their leader, Tomura Shigaraki.[2]

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

After the attack on the U.S.J, U.A. High School is closed for a day. Snipe and the U.A. faculty meet with Police Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi. The detective informs them he was unable to find anything about Tomura or his partner Kurogiri. Snipe mentions that he injured Tomura, but the League of Villains will likely return after his gunshot wounds heal. All Might concludes that Tomura's behavior is that of a man-child and Naomasa adds that all of the villains who were apprehended were third-rate thugs that followed the League of Villains because they felt attracted to his childlike mindset.[3] Snipe watches the U.A. Sports Festival alongside the other teachers. During the Obstacle Race, Snipe mentions that it is best to avoid the giant robotic villains, but they are easy to hit if you can land a smart shot.[4]

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Following the U.A. Sports Festival, U.A. students receive internship opportunities from Pros hoping to draft them. While Shota Aizawa looks through the draft forms, Snipe notices him and comments that Shota should make sure the students choose carefully so they do not regret their choice.[5]

Final Exams Arc

Prior to Final Exams at the end of the first years' first term, Snipe has another meeting with his fellow faculty members. This time they meet to discuss changing the Final Exams format. Snipe states that having students fight robots is impractical if fights against villains are going to intensify in the wake of Stain. He goes on to say that robots were originally used for the entrance exams to avoid complaints about injuries, but notes they are not challenging enough.

Toru Hagakure gets angry at Snipe

Toru yells at Snipe for accidentally touching her inappropriately.

The students are put into pairs to face off with the students for the Final Exams, and Snipe faces off against Mezo Shoji and Toru Hagakure.[6] During their battle, Snipe corners Toru and Mezo behind stone pillars. Mezo runs out to distract Snipe, and the teacher shoots at his feet before warning him not to be hasty. Suddenly Toru handcuffs Snipe, taking him by surprise. His initial reaction causes him to accidentally touch her breast with his elbow. Annoyed, Toru yells at Snipe for being perverted, but he pleads with her and explains it was an accident.[7]


Marksmanship Specialist: Befitting his name, Snipe possesses exceptional aim, being able to accurately shoot Tomura in his arms and legs while his own allies were right next to him.


Homing (ホーミング Hōmingu?):[8] Snipe's Quirk allows him to control the trajectory of any and all of the bullets he shoots.

His Quirk is so precise, he could shoot villains anywhere in the vast U.S.J from the entrance.


3/5 C
3/5 C
6/5 S
4/5 B
3/5 C
Snipe's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book


Guns: Snipe possesses a pair of modified guns, which he is able to wield skillfully.

Smoke Grenades: Snipe possesses smoke grenades for concealing his movements or flushing enemies out of an area. These are also the reason for the gas mask on his costume.

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Iida! Absent
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Debut
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Absent
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Absent
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs Uraraka Absent
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
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock it Off, Iida! Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Iida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Absent
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up! A Tale From the Past Absent
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up For Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Absent
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Absent
68. Encounter Absent
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
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
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Absent
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 Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Absent
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


  • His name and appearance come from the hero Positive who changes his identity to Snipe in the My Hero One-Shot.
  • Snipe's English voice actor, David Wald, also voices Tetsutetsu.
  • Snipe shares his birthday with Yosetsu Awase.


  1. My Hero Academia Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 6+α.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 20 and Episode 13.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 22 and Episode 14.
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 16.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 46 and Episode 26.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 61 and Episode 34.
  7. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 36.
  8. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive.

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