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I might not understand your grief. Your rage. Everything that led you here... but I know all about solid bonds!! And my friends don't use each other... because friends don't eat friends.
Tamaki Amajiki to Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo and Soramitsu Tabe in "Eight Precepts: Behind"

Tamaki Amajiki ( (あま) (じき) (たまき) Amajiki Tamaki?), also known by his hero name Suneater (サンイーター Sanītā?), is a student in Class 3-A[4] at U.A. High School and is part of The Big 3.[5]

Appearance

Tamaki is a tall young man with rather pale skin. His ears are longer than most, their tips pointy and somewhat elf-like. He has messy, indigo hair, which sticks out behind his head, and thin, tired-looking eyes, partially covered by his bangs despite the fact that they're supposed to be split as to not impair his vision. His shoulders are usually hunched, and he avoids making eye-contact with people.

When wearing his school uniform, Tamaki wears his outfit in a slovenly way. His tie isn't tightened all the way and his shirt isn't completely tucked in as it should be, making it seem as if he doesn't put much effort into his appearance.

Tamaki's hero costume consists of a black bodysuit decorated with gold plating around the arms and shoulders. He dons a white tunic as well as a matching cape and hood that features more gold plating on the top of the hood. The cape connects to a scarf-like collar that features a silver mask on the front. He also sports a purple mask over his face as well as a matching carrier vest with red straps. He wears a mask over his eyes and is barefoot, which gives him more freedom when he’s using his Quirk.

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Personality

Tamaki Amajiki tells Mirio not to fight Class 1-A

Tamaki hiding his face from view.

Tamaki is extremely shy, aloof, depressed, "intimidating", and introverted, especially around audiences. He gets nervous very easily when talking to other people. If his anxiety gets the best of him, Tamaki will often face away and lean into a wall to hide his face from others.[6] This also happens whenever Tamaki has a bad feeling or feels insulted.[7]

While his physical abilities and Quirk are outstanding, Tamaki is very socially awkward and lacks confidence in his own powers. He apparently feels overwhelmed by the pressure to be perfect and this has damaged his self-esteem.[8] Tamaki is quick to point out when others are being too optimistic in his pessimistic opinion and is unable to recognize his own achievements. His pessimism is a direct contrast to Fat Gum's optimism. Even after being complimented by Fat Gum, Tamaki often takes his mentor's praise for taunting.[9]

Despite his timid heart, Tamaki is fully capable of showing flashes of bravery. Even though he's always been a shy and reserved boy, Tamaki was able to hone his skills and climb the ranks into one of U.A.'s Big 3. Mirio Togata is a big inspiration for Tamaki, and their cooperation throughout their lives has lead Tamaki to establish his own set of stern beliefs which he will uphold and vocalize.

Episode 71

Suneater's fierce resolve.

Tamaki does not believe anyone should undermine another person's hard work. He noticed Class 1-A could not recognize how much work Mirio put into honing his own power, and even showed his face to comment on it. [10] Mirio often gives Tamaki the inspiration to act even when he's feeling anxious. Inspired by Mirio's bravery during the yakuza raid, Suneater shows a bright flash of bravery, stepping up to the challenge of facing three villains alone so that the others can complete the mission.[11]

While fighting against the villains, Tamaki pushed himself to his limit so that he could uphold the expectations set on him by Fat Gum, Mirio, and others who believe in him. Tamaki voiced his disapproval of the way Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe consider themselves expendable to Overhaul, but he appears to understand the bond between allies very well.[12]

Abilities

Suneater Tentacle Takedown

Suneater taking on 3 powerful villains at once.

Overall Abilities: Tamaki is one of U.A. High School's most powerful students alongside Mirio Togata and Nejire Hado, who are all collectively known as The Big 3. Tamaki has been stated to have skills and abilities that far outclass that of most Pro Heroes.

Tamaki has mastered his Quirk, Manifest, through vigorous training. He possesses the ability to manipulate feature selection, size manipulation, and simultaneous manifestations. This gives Tamaki's fighting style incredible variation and unpredictability.[12] Tamaki makes sure to eat plenty of Takoyaki and Clams every day because he believes that they're great for both offence and defense. He often uses tentacle fingers to bind his opponents and defends himself using a clamshell husk.[9] Tamaki has a variety of other powerful combinations as well, including using chicken talon strengthened with octopus muscles, or tentacle fingers reinforced by crab shells. Fat Gum strongly believes Tamaki's abilities are above his own and an entire team of Pro heroes and students that included the rest of the Big Three, Ryukyu, Eraser Head, and Rock Lock.[8]

Tamaki has proven his strength on multiple occasions. He was able to effortlessly neutralize dangerous villains before having his Quirk temporarily erased.[9] Tamaki's mettle was proven when he faced off against Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe of the Eight Bullets in a 3-on-1 fight, and was confident that he could take on the Yakuza trio by himself.

Suneater counterattacks

Tamaki reveals he clandestinely consumed some of Yu Hojo's crystals, allowing him to catch the Yakuza member off-guard.

Tactical Intellect: Tamaki demonstrates incredible tactical judgments during fights. He acted quickly to disarm Toya, Yu, and Soramitsu at once in order to tip the favor to the heroes. After doing so, he stated it was a bad idea for all of the present heroes to fight the trinity at once, correctly deducing that the villains were trying to stall as many heroes as possible in order for Overhaul to make his getaway with Eri. He noted that it’s best that the rest of his comrades, especially Eraser Head, save their Quirks for when they get deeper into the Yakuza fortress, and they need to be at 100% of their power in order to break through the shifting walls caused by Joi Irinaka's Mimicry Quirk.

During his battle with three of the Eight Bullets, Tamaki showcased his aptitude to create strategies in the midst of battle. Tamaki attempted to manifest the neurotoxin from an octopus's saliva within his arm, knowing that Soramitsu won't be able to move if he eats the appendage. Even when overwhelmed by the camaraderie of the trio, Suneater was able to quickly develop an impromptu strategy. He disrupted their teamwork by first obscuring Toya's vision, knowing the object-stealing villain relies on sight in order to use Larceny. He then used Yu Hojo's crystal against him by devouring them and creating a solid defense to stop Yu.

After defeating the trio, Tamaki relieved them of their masks and kept them on hand as a precaution, having witnessed Toya reveal that he was keeping a hidden dagger concealed within his own mask at the beginning of the bout.

Quirk

Manifest

Tamaki manifesting multiple animal characteristics.

Manifest ( (さい) (げん) Saigen?): Tamaki’s Quirk grants him the ability to manifest the physical characteristics of anything he's eaten; for example, if he eats takoyaki, he can transform his fingers into octopus tentacles. The more of a substance Tamaki eats, the stronger his manifestation will be.

He can only manifest the traits of substances that are still in his system and loses access to those traits once the substance is fully digested. He needs to resupply his Quirk every day and needs to decide on what foods to eat beforehand.

After vigorous training at U.A., Tamaki is capable of using multiple manifestations at once, controlling the size of the manifestation, as well as being able to accurately choose the best features of whatever he's eaten to fit any given situation.

Super Moves

  • Chimera Kraken (キメラ・クラーケン Kimera Kurāken?): Tamaki's arms change into a pair of four incredibly large tentacles coated in suction cups, which he uses to thrash in a large area, hitting multiple opponents.
  • Chimera Centaur (キメラ・ケンタウロス Kimera Kentaurosu?): Tamaki transforms his lower-body into the lower-half of a horse, grows horns and his hands transform into vines that hold different hard fruits on the end of them that he uses to strike multiple enemies at once.[13]

Stats

Power
 
5/6 A
Speed
 
4/6 B
Technique
 
6/6 S
Intelligence
 
5/6 A
Communication
 
1/6 E
Tamaki's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Food Pouches: Tamaki's Hero Costume is equipped with a number of pockets where he keeps various foods he can eat on the spot, giving him access to more manifestations.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Debut
123. Unrivaled Appears
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
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 Mentioned
132. The Plan Appears
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 Appears
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Appears
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Flashback
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Flashback
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Appears
153. Transform! Mentioned
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
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Absent
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
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
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 Appears
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 Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
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

  • Tamaki's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as following:
    • Ranked 29th in the 4th Popularity Poll.
  • Tamaki's name contains the kanji for heaven (?), eating (?), and ring or link (?).
  • According to Horikoshi, Tamaki's anxiety is inspired by his own experience when he attended the Jump Festa in 2017 and had to face an enormous crowd.
    • In addition to that, Tamaki's experience transferring grade schools was based off his experience of moving and attending a new middle school. He even had someone approach him and ask to be friends with him like Mirio did with Tamaki.
  • Tamaki's favorite things are butterflies.
  • Tamaki's Quirk could be a reference to the saying "you are what you eat."
  • All of Tamaki's super moves are named after mythical creatures.
    • Chimera: A creature made from the parts of different animals put together.
    • Kraken: A gigantic octopus-like sea monster.
    • Centaur: A human with the body of a horse in place of legs.
  • Tamaki's English voice actor, Aaron Dismuke, also voices Kosei Tsuburaba.
  • Tamaki shares his birthday with Untenmaru Kurumada.

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 131 (p. 18).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 132 (p. 8).
  3. "CHARACTER | TVアニメ『僕のヒーローアカデミア』". Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 122 (p. 16-17).
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 123 (p. 4).
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 133.
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 140.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 132.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 124 and Episode 63.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 139.
  12. 12.0 12.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 141.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 265.

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