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Your powers are not meant to inflict harm. I hope you leave here today with the understanding that you're meant to help people.
Thirteen to Class 1-A in "Rescue Training"

Space Hero: Thirteen (スペースヒーロ・13号 Supēsu Hīrō Jū-san Gō?) is a Pro Hero who specializes in search and rescue, and a faculty member of U.A. High School.[2]

Appearance

Thirteen's physical appearance is unknown. Her costume consists of a white space suit design using what appears to be a puffy jacket instead of an actual suit, a black helmet with white eyes, and a pair of yellow boots. It is possible to assume that Thirteen is thin, given the quite small legs showing between the costume's pants and shoes, but this is unconfirmed. Strangely, when Black Hole was used against Thirteen, the suit was empty, with strange implications.

Personality

Thirteen is a wise, well-mannered woman. As a rescue hero, Thirteen has displayed how passionate they are about saving people through their teachings. She even developed her own training facility - the Unforeseen Simulation Joint - to train future heroes in search and rescue tactics. She is very passionate about Quirks, specifically Quirks used for creation and assistance rather than for destruction and battle.

Thirteen has also been shown to be very brave. Despite not being a combat type, she does not hesitate to use her Quirk to fight against villains in the name of protecting others.

History

Some time ago, Thirteen was called into a meeting with Best Jeanist, Manual, Death Arms, Snipe, Shota Aizawa, Endeavor, Air Jet, Midnight, Ingenium, Gunhead and a member of the police, speaking about the unwilling civilians injected with Trigger. The officer explained that the people in question were more of victims than villains. Endeavor argued that any public use of a Quirk is illegal and that they should treat them as villains and let the police investigate the backgrounds of future captures. He said this is the only way to protect the innocent while not risking themselves through hesitating every time they see a new enemy. All Might, who was not present, had his reply to the problem delivered by Naomasa Tsukauchi. Thirteen stated that she would assess the situation at the scene more carefully- as heroes, they must not bring harm to innocent citizens. This was in direct opposition to Endeavor's answer, greatly angering him as a result.

Synopsis

U.S.J. Arc

When Class 1-A is brought to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint, Thirteen explains that they will train there to make use of the facility's simulations of all kinds of disasters and accidents. Class 1-A's homeroom teacher, Shota, asks Thirteen where All Might is, and Thirteen replies that he was doing too much hero work to make it on time. Before rescue training begins, Thirteen speaks to the students about the dangers of Quirks and why they need to be regulated, as well as how the students will now be training to use their Quirks to save people. Thirteen concludes her speech by saying they hope everyone will understand how to wield their Quirks in rescue situations by the end of the exercise.[3]

Class 1-A Warped

Thirteen and Class 1-A are warped by Kurogiri.

However, before the training exercise begins, villains appear through a Warp Gate. Shota tells Thirteen to protect the students and leaps into action.[4] While trying to lead the evacuation for the students, Thirteen is confronted by Kurogiri, who asks where All Might is.

As Kurogiri talks, Thirteen attempts to use her Quirk without being noticed but is unable to when two of the students attack Kurogiri. Katsuki Bakugo and Eijiro Kirishima seem to land an attack, but Kurogiri remains unphased. Thirteen pleads for the tandem to move out of the way, but Kurogiri capitalizes and uses his Quirk to separate the class by teleporting the students to several different places within the facility. Thirteen remains at the entrance plaza, along with Tenya Iida, Ochaco Uraraka, Hanta Sero, Rikido Sato, Mina Ashido, and Mezo Shoji.[5]

Thirteen Defeated

Thirteen is defeated by Kurogiri.

Thirteen commands Tenya to use his Quirk to run to the school and alert the faculty of the attack because one of the villains is jamming his communications. Kurogiri overhears his plan and prepares to stop them, but Thirteen uses her Quirk to suck his mist body into a black hole.[6]

Kurogiri commends Thirteen on her powerful Quirk, but also comments that they have little fighting prowess before he opens a warp-gate behind Thirteen, causing Thirteen's Quirk to backfire onto her. Half of Thirteen's suit is disintegrated by Black Hole and they are incapacitated.[7]

Eventually, All Might arrives,[8] as well as the U.A. High School faculty members called by Tenya. The group manages to repel most of the villains, forcing Kurogiri and Tomura Shigaraki to try and escape. Thirteen is helped to her feet and tries to stop the villains from using Kurogiri's Quirk, but they teleport away.[9] Afterwards, Thirteen is brought to Chiyo Shuzenji to be healed. Detective Naomasa confirms that she has recovered from her injuries when he informs the students of her condition.[10]

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

During the U.A. Sports Festival, Thirteen spectates the events from the faculty section of the stands. As the battle between Izuku Midoriya and Shoto Todoroki begins, Thirteen asks All Might if Izuku and Shoto are the ones that jumped in to save them at U.S.J, which All Might confirms.[11]

Final Exams Arc

Prior to Final Exams at the end of the first years' first term, Thirteen meets with her fellow faculty members. The faculty discuss changing the finals format from facing robotic villains to fighting against the teachers. Thirteen comments that this may be too difficult for the students, but they all ultimately agree on the change. Thirteen joins the teachers at the Final Exams practical portion test site to meet Class 1-A.[12] Thirteen is placed against Ochaco and Yuga Aoyama.[13]

Ochaco and Yuga pass

Ochaco and Yuga defeat Thirteen.

In their battle, Ochaco and Yuga reach the escape gate but before they can go through it, Thirteen stops them with Black Hole. The duo holds onto a guardrail to avoid being sucked in, thus being unable to go forward or backwards, trapped in place while Thirteen advances on them.

Yuga fires his Navel Laser from his knees (thanks to his hero costume) at Thirteen, but the attempt fails as Thirteen easily sucks in the laser. Ochaco, surprised by a comment by Yuga, accidentally lets go of the guardrail, and Thirteen stops using her Quirk to protect Ochaco from being turned to dust. Ochaco uses the unexpected momentum to turn the situation to her advantage and faces Thirteen directly. Using the combat skills she learned from interning with Gunhead she manages to pin down the Pro Hero with Yuga's assistance and handcuffs Thirteen.[14]

Abilities

Quirk

Black Hole (ブラックホール Burakku Hōru?): Thirteen's Quirk allows her to replicate a black hole suction effect from her fingertips. The suction is very powerful and not even light can escape it. Anything sucked into the black hole is disintegrated into dust.

Stats

Power
 
4/5 B
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Thirteen's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

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

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Entrance Exam Arc
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. Roaring Muscles Absent
3. Entrance Exam Debut
4. Starting Line Absent
Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Absent
6. What I Can Do For Now Shadow
7. Costume Change? Absent
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Iida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Appears
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Mentioned
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Flashback
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Fantasy
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
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 Appears
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 Fantasy
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 Appears
68. Encounter Flashback
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Result's Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
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 Appears
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 Appears
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
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! Absent
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!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
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 Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges 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 Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
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 Appears
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent

Trivia

  • Thirteen's introduction was in Chapter 13, on page 13.
  • According to the official twitter page, Thirteen's prototype was named No. 6. Her real name would be "Anakuro Hirooki" (穴黒央宙, literally "Black Hole" and "Middle Space").
  • Thirteen likes museums and self-learning documentaries.
  • Her name, along with her astronaut-themed look, is likely to be a reference to Apollo 13, NASA's space mission that was made popular by the "Houston, we have a problem" line.
  • It was stated by Morgan Berry, Thirteen's voice actor in the English dub, that Thirteen is androgynous, meaning she uses 'they/them' pronouns.[15]

Quotes

  • (To Class 1-A) "Your powers are not meant to inflict harm. I hope that you leave here today with the understanding that you're meant to help people."[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 13 (p. 11).
  3. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 9.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 13.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 14.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 15 and Episode 10.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 16 and Episode 11.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 18.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 20.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 21 and Episode 13.
  11. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 23.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  13. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 34.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 67 and Episode 36.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcncOwnERk
  16. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 13 (p. 13).

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