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Remember this lesson, Red Riot!! When fighting villains... quickly making them lose the will to fight is everything!!
Taishiro Toyomitsu to Eijiro Kirishima in "Guts! Let's go, Red Riot!"

Taishiro Toyomitsu (豊満 (とよみつ) (たい) 志郎 (しろう) Toyomitsu Taishirō?),[2] also known as BMI Hero: Fat Gum (BMI (ビーエムアイ) ヒーロー ファットガム Bīemuai Hīrō Fatto Gamu?), is the current No. 58 Pro Hero[3]. He employed Tamaki Amajiki and Eijiro Kirishima during the Shie Hassaikai Arc.

Appearance

Fat Gum Volume 22

Fat Gum in the Manga.

In his fat form, Taishiro is a big, round man, easily towering over other adults. In this form, his mouth is big and his nose is smaller, which alongside his odd body proportions, give him an odd look. After burning through his fat, however, it is revealed that he is quite muscular, and his body adapts conventional proportions.

His hero costume consists of black pants and an orange, zippered hood, which has the initials of his alias on the front of Fat Gum, written with a clear F,G and an inverted F. Alongside them, he also wears gloves, metallic boots, and a mask that goes around his eyes and over his forehead.

His hero costume in Vigilantes, which takes place several years ago, is basically the same, except that the initials of his alias are written with only a black F and G. In addition, he wears dark forearm guards.

Personality

Taishiro appears to be constantly hungry, which leads him to eat a lot. He is very friendly towards civilians and other heroes, appearing to be a playful and carefree person. However, he gets extremely serious when the situation demands it, always having the work ethic of a hero.

Whenever he is focused on doing the right thing, he becomes quite impulsive and determined, especially when lives are at stake. In which case, he becomes utterly enraged, because of that, he is rather impatient, disapproving of operations that are rather lengthy.

Due to the time he spent working for the police, Fat Gum is very knowledgeable about the underworld. He is capable of recognizing potential when he sees it, complimenting Tamaki Amajiki's prowess as a hero, though the latter thinks of it as harassment. He also extends this to Eijiro Kirishima after he held his own against a villain and praised his will to continue.

Abilities

Fat Gum uses Fat Absortion Vigilantes

Fat Gum holding two mecha out of control.

Overall Abilities: Taishiro is a very capable individual, possessing above-average formidability for a Pro Hero. Taishiro uses Fat Absorption as an effective way of restraining criminals in his line of work, enveloping them with his large figure. Despite his size, Taishiro makes sure to subdue targets as quickly as possible. In combat, Taishiro frequently acts as a human shield for his allies, since most attacks barely faze him anyway. Should he find himself against an enemy that is able to bypass his defenses through sheer power alone, Taishiro has the option of trading his fat away for a counterattack powered up by the sum of all the impact energy dealt by the foe on his body.

His prowess was displayed when he and Eijiro Kirishima battled against Kendo Rappa and Hekiji Tengai of the Eight Bullets. Kendo first sent a hardened Eijiro flying a good distance away with a single punch before turning his attention to Fat Gum (who was distracted by Eijiro being hurled away) and repeatedly barraged him with a volley of punches throughout their battle. Fat Gum attempted to throw a punch at Kendo but was blocked by a barrier erected by Hekiji. Once Eijiro regained his resolve and stepped in to endure Kendo's flurry of punches even more than he did at the beginning of the bout, the red-haired hero was able to buy Fat Gum enough time to transfer all of the accumulated energy he absorbed from the impact Kendo's attacks, into one final punch to ultimately defeat the 2 Shie Hassaikai members.

  • Enhanced Strength: Fat Gum is shown to have incredible strength, as he is able to grab hold of multiple villains and keep them in his grip while using his Quirk. He can also crush two pieces of hard candy with his bare hand.
  • Enhanced Durability: Fat Gum has great durability thanks to the amount of fat he has compiled. He is able to take several assaults from Kendo Rappa's powerful bullet punches and keep standing, whereas Eijiro's maximum Hardening is barely able to defend against one of Kendo's punches.
  • Enhanced Agility: Despite his stature, Fat Gum's speed is rather impressive, as he is able to react quickly against troubling situations.

Keen Intellect: Taishiro possesses a very keen intellect and analytical mind. After witnessing the Quirks of Kendo and Hekiji, Fat Gum realized the duo were not on Shie Hassaikai Raid Team's Quirk roster, and that battling the pair would be difficult. Following his endurance of Kendo's punches a second time, Fat Gum surmised that getting in close doesn't give the BMI hero a chance to dodge the assault, and due to the amount of strength behind the brawler's attacks, Fat Gum's Fat Absorption couldn't absorb all of the damage. With his deductions, Fat Gum concluded that Kendo would wear him down until the hero was out of might. And, in spite of the bickering he noticed between Kendo and Hekiji, Fat Gum knew that Hekiji would still produce a barrier if Kendo needed it, rendering the defeat of the Yakuza dyad near-impossible with Hekiji still standing.

Withstanding Kendo's onslaught a third time, Fat noticed that the Eight Bullets member's punches were getting faster, and each blow was stronger than the last, making the obese hero question as to whether he can hold out against Kendo as long as he intended. In the aftermath of the battle, Kendo told the battle-worn BMI Hero there was a medical supplies room that the present heroes and yakuza members can use to get their injuries treated, and Fat Gum, taking note as to how straightforward the brawler was being with his words, realized that Kendo wasn't leading him and Eijiro into a trap.

Quirk

Fat Absorption (脂肪吸着 Shibō Kyūchaku?): Taishiro's Quirk allows him to make anything adhere to his obese body on contact and sink into his body fat. His fat can also store kinetic energy, which he can convert into offensive muscle at the cost of his fat, thus weakening his defense.

Super Moves

  • Fataxi ( () (じん) タクシー Kojin takushī?): Taishiro can use his Quirk to hold anyone smaller than him within his body as passengers. He uses this move to escort his allies in or out of battles.

Stats

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
2/6 D
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
Absorbency
 
5/6 A
Taishiro's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

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 Absent
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 Absent
132. The Plan Debut
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Appears
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
135. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
136. Close at Hand!! Appears
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Appears
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Appears
140. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Appears
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Appears
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Appears
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Appears
146. Temp Squad Appears
147. Twoga!! Mentioned
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! Pictured
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!! Appears
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Appears
162. Suitable One Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Absent
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Appears
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Pictured
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
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 Mentioned
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!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Appears
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent

Trivia

  • Taishiro's shape and appearance resembles a Matryoshka doll.
  • He shares his birthday with Enji Todoroki and Shuichi Iguchi.
  • Taishiro likes Takoyaki.
  • Taishiro's surname contains the kanji for "abundant, ample" ( toyo?) and "to be full (of), to be satisfied" ( mitsu?).
  • According to Betten Court, the illustrator of the spinoff, My Hero Academia Vigilantes, Fat Gum's design is one of Horikoshi's personal favorites. As a result, Betten states he takes extra care when drawing him in the spinoff series.
  • Taishiro's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Ranked 20th in the Third Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 30th in the Fourth Popularity Poll.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 15.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 256.

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