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{{Quotes|Heroes and villains are two sides of the same coin... I can see it in that glare of yours. So what is it that really makes someone a hero?|'''Tsunagu Hakamata''' to [[Katsuki Bakugo]] in [[Chapter 48|"Getting the Knack"]]}}
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{{Character Infobox
 
|name = Tsunagu Hakamata
 
|name = Tsunagu Hakamata
|image = [[File:Best Jeanist.png|280px]]
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|image = <gallery>
|kanji = 袴田維
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Best Jeanist_Anime.png|Hero Costume
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|kanji = {{Ruby|袴田|はかまた}}{{Ruby|維|つなぐ}}
 
|romaji = ''Hakamata Tsunagu''
 
|romaji = ''Hakamata Tsunagu''
|alias= {{Nihongo|Best Jeanist|ベストジー二スト|Besuto Jīnisuto}}
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|alias = {{Nihongo|Fiber Hero: Best Jeanist|ファイバーヒーロー ベストジー二スト|Faibā Hīrō Besuto Jīnisuto}}
|birthday = October 5
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|birthday = October 5
|age = 35
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|age = 35 (First Appearance)
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36 (Current)
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|height = 190cm (6'3")
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|height = 190 cm (6'3")
|weight =
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|hair = Blond
|hair = Blonde
 
 
|eye = Green
 
|eye = Green
|quirk = [[Fiber Master]]
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|bloodtype = AB
|status = Alive
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|quirk = [[Fiber Master]]
|occupation = [[Hero]]
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|status = Unknown
|affiliation =
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|birthplace = {{Wikipedia|Okayama Prefecture}}
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|occupation = [[Heroes|Pro Hero]]
 
|teams = [[Hideout Raid Team]]
 
|teams = [[Hideout Raid Team]]
|family =
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|debut = [[Chapter 3]] (Mentioned)<br>[[Chapter 48]] (Debut)
|debut = [[Chapter 3]] (Mentioned)
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|debutanime = [[Episode 4]] (Mentioned)<br>[[Episode 27]] (Debut)
[[Chapter 48]] (Debut)
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|voice = {{Wikipedia|Hikaru Midorikawa}}
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|eng voice = {{Wikipedia|Micah Solusod}}
 
|image gallery = Yes
 
|image gallery = Yes
|debutanime = [[Episode 4]]}}
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{{Nihongo|'''Tsunagu Hakamata'''|袴田維|Hakamata Tsunagu}},<ref name="Volume 6">''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: Volume 6, Page 86</ref> also known as {{Nihongo|'''Best Jeanist'''|ベストジー二スト|Besuto Jīnisuto}}, is the No. 4 [[Heroes|Pro-Hero]] and recipient of the "Best Jeanist" award for eight consecutive years.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 3]]</ref>
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{{Nihongo|'''Tsunagu Hakamata'''|{{Ruby|袴田|はかまだ}}{{Ruby||つなぐ}}|Hakamata Tsunagu}},{{ref|name = v6|vol = 6|page = 86}} also known as {{Nihongo|'''Fiber Hero: Best Jeanist'''|ファイバーヒーロー ベストジー二スト|Faibā Hīrō Besuto Jīnisuto}}, was the former [[Hero Billboard Chart JP|No. 4]], now No. 3 [[Heroes|Pro Hero]] and recipient of the "Best Jeanist" award for eight consecutive years.{{Ref|name = c3|chap = 3|ep = 4}}
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Best Jeanist is a young man with light-colored hair. His mouth is not visible because of his long collar which resembles [[wikipedia:jeans|jeans]] with a belt. In fact both his jacket and his pants seem to made of denim.
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Tsunagu is a tall, slim man with an unnaturally long and flexible neck, as shown on several occasions, and dark, heavily-lashed eyes which appear to tilt slightly inwards. He has rather long blonde hair which he wears combed drastically to the left, covering his left eye.
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His hero [[costume]] consists of a pair of jeans, a denim waistcoat with two large breast pockets, and a denim dress shirt with a very high collar which covers his face up to just below his nose. He wears two belts, one around his collar and one around his waist, and short dark brown boots with thick gray shafts and soles.
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===Gallery===
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Best Jeanist manga headshot 2.png|Best Jeanist in the manga.
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</gallery>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Best Jeanist does not seem to like brutish people and seems to have a very heroic attitude as he wants to show [[Katsuki Bakugou|Katsuki]] what makes someone a real hero.
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Best Jeanist was an elegant man with flamboyant tendencies. He believes very strongly that people with influence must maintain a positive appearance both physically and socially. Best Jeanist often uses metaphors referencing jeans, denim, and various other sewing and fabric based phrases, often inspiring his recruits with speeches, telling them to keep their life straight like their jeans. {{ref|chap = 57|ep = 31}}
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Best Jeanist admits to being unfond of brutish individuals like [[Katsuki Bakugo]].{{ref|name = ch48|chap = 48|ep = 27}} He took Katsuki on to try to fix his attitude only to be frustrated by the young man's stubbornness.{{ref|chap-86|name = ch86|ep = 47}} 
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Best Jeanist takes the role of being a hero very seriously. He was selfless, brave, and charismatic, and aims to spread a sense of a peace to all people and believes heroes don't make excuses. He did not hesitate to take the full brunt of [[All For One]]'s attack to save his allies, something the latter later praised him for.{{ref|name = ch89|chap = 89|ep = 48}}
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Best Jeanist believes that no matter how dire a situation may be, a real hero doesn't believe in excuses.{{ref|name = ch89|chap = 89|ep = 48}}
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==Abilities==
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[[File:Fiber_Master.gif|thumb|220px|thumb|Best Jeanist's proficiency with his Quirk, Fiber Master, is so great, he can restrain an immensely powerful villain such as [[All For One]].]]
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'''Overall Abilities''': Best Jeanist was ranked 4th of Japan's heroes, before taking the spot of Number 3 after [[Toshinori Yagi|All Might's]] retirement. He also possesses a proficient handle on his powerful Quirk, Fiber Master. Tsunagu can unravel part of his clothes into fabric strings and manipulate them in order to restrain targets.{{ref|chap=87|page=17-18|ep=47}} Since his Hero [[costume]] is covered from head to toe with denim, his Quirk specialty, he always has a source of easily controllable fibers for him to weaponize at his disposal. Another known application includes manipulating fibers of clothes worn by allies for forced evasive maneuvers.
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As he is ranked very highly, Best Jeanist is an immensely powerful hero, which has been proven in his fight against the [[League of Villains]]. Best Jeanist was not only successful at restraining multiple low-end and mid-end [[Nomu]], some of which were defeated by his comrades [[Yu Takeyama|Mt. Lady]] and [[Kugo Sakamata|Gang Orca]], but he was capable of swiftly immobilizing the incredibly powerful [[All For One]]. However, the latter case was temporary, as the Symbol of Evil broke free from Best Jeanist's restraints and defeated the [[Hideout Raid Team]].
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*'''Enhanced Durability''': Tsunagu was able to take a direct hit from All For One's attack and remain conscious, albeit taking heavy injuries and eventually losing one lung.
   
==Synopsis==
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'''Skilled Youth Counselor''': Gang Orca was surprised to find out that Tsunagu was unable to reform Katsuki's brutish behavior. This implies that he has good record of reforming troubled youths.
===[[Entrance Exam Arc]]===
 
Best Jeanist is mentioned alongside [[All Might]] and [[Endeavor]].<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 3]]</ref>
 
   
===[[Field Training Arc]]===
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===[[Quirk]]===
He is introduced deducing that [[Katsuki Bakugou|Katsuki]] chose him and his office because he ranks among the top five Heroes. Katsuki replies that he nominated him, to which Best Jeanist says he did since the other candidates have been good kids and it has been a while since someone like Katsuki has come along, telling Katsuki that reforming brutish people is what he does as a Hero. Best Jeanist tells Katsuki that he will show him what it is that makes people Heroes.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 48]]</ref>
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[[File:Best_Jeanist_using_his_Quirk.png|thumb|220px|Fiber Master.]]
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{{Nihongo|'''[[Fiber Master]]'''|ファイバーマスター|Faibā Masutā}}: Tsunagu's Quirk allows him to freely manipulate the threads in any nearby piece of fabric. His Quirk works best with denim, and least effective on sweats.
   
After [[Chizome Akaguro|Stain's]] defeat is published, the incident that occurred with the Hero Killer is on Katsuki's mind. Best Jeanist states that the incident is also on his mind but they must remain calm and collected. Best Jeanist tells Katsuki and his sidekicks that they will be running things smoothly as usual.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 57]]</ref>
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He can unravel a part of his own clothing into strings and use them to restrain targets, as well as use the targets own clothing against them.
   
===[[Hideout Raid Arc]]===
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===Stats===
After Katsuki is captured by the [[League of Villains]]' [[Vanguard Action Squad]], Best Jeanist is enlisted to help in the rescue operation to save Katsuki. Best Jeanist, Endeavor, [[Edgeshot]], and All Might are present and ready to begin the strategy meeting.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 84]]</ref> Before the infiltration begins, Best Jeanist mulls over his inability to help change Katsuki's attitude and attributes it to his pride.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 86]]</ref>
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[[File: Heroes in Action.png|thumb|166x166px]]
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==Battles and Events==
[[Mount Lady]] destroys the front of the warehouse and she, [[Tiger]], Best Jeanist, and [[Gang the Orca|Gang]] infiltrate the partially destroyed warehouse and apprehend all the [[Noumu]]s while Tiger rescues [[Ragdoll]]. Best Jeanist informs [[Naomasa Tsukauchi|Naomasa]] that the warehouse has been cleared.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 87]]</ref>
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'''[[Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals|Vigilantes]]'''
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*[[Pro Heroes vs. Impromptu Villains]]
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*[[Sky Egg Bombing]]
   
Best Jeanist orders the [[Police Force]] to come in and hold position in case there are more Noumus around. Suddenly, [[Sensei]] appears and reveals that he stole [[Search|Ragdoll's Quirk]]. Best Jeanist restrains the villain with [[Fiber Master|his Quirk]]. Before Best Jeanist can act further, the warehouse is completely destroyed and the surrounding area suffers damage.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 88]]</ref>
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'''[[Vs. Hero Killer Arc]]'''
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*[[Hero Agency Internships]]
   
==Quirk and Abilities==
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'''[[Hideout Raid Arc]]'''
'''[[Fiber Master]]:''' Best Jeanist can manipulate fibers at will as long as the person is wearing clothes. He can unravel a part of his clothes into fabric strings and can use them to restrain targets, as shown when he apprehended the League of Villains' Noumus. This Quirk works better on denim rather than sweats.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia'' Manga: [[Chapter 88]], pages 12</ref>
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*[[Kamino Incident]]
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**[[Hideout Raid Team vs. All For One]]
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**[[Toshinori Yagi vs. All For One: Rematch|Toshinori Yagi vs. All For One: Rematch]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* His name contains the kanji for "[[wikipedia:hakama|hakama]]" (), "field" () and "fiber" ().
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*Tsunagu’s name contains the kanji for {{Nihongo|"{{Wikipedia|Hakama}}"|}}, {{Nihongo|"field"|}}, and a component of the word {{Nihongo|"fiber"|}}.
* His favorite animal is the wolf.
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**His given name is homophonous with the verb "to tie or fasten".
* In series, he leads the fashion world with huge popularity among both young and middle-aged men.<ref name="Volume 6"/>
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*Tsunagu’s favorite animal is the wolf.
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*In series, Tsunagu leads the fashion world with huge popularity among both young and middle-aged men.{{ref|name = v6|page = 86}}
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*Tsunagu lost one of his lungs in the fight against All For One.{{ref|chap = 231}}
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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*(To [[Katsuki Bakugo]]) ''"Heroes and villains are two sides of the same coin... I can see it in that glare of yours. So what is it that really makes someone a hero?"''{{ref|chap = 48|page = 2}}
   
 
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Heroes and villains are two sides of the same coin... I can see it in that glare of yours. So what is it that really makes someone a hero?
Tsunagu Hakamata to Katsuki Bakugo in "Getting the Knack"

Tsunagu Hakamata (袴田 (はかまだ) (つなぐ) Hakamata Tsunagu?),[1] also known as Fiber Hero: Best Jeanist (ファイバーヒーロー ベストジー二スト Faibā Hīrō Besuto Jīnisuto?), was the former No. 4, now No. 3 Pro Hero and recipient of the "Best Jeanist" award for eight consecutive years.[2]

Appearance

Tsunagu is a tall, slim man with an unnaturally long and flexible neck, as shown on several occasions, and dark, heavily-lashed eyes which appear to tilt slightly inwards. He has rather long blonde hair which he wears combed drastically to the left, covering his left eye.

His hero costume consists of a pair of jeans, a denim waistcoat with two large breast pockets, and a denim dress shirt with a very high collar which covers his face up to just below his nose. He wears two belts, one around his collar and one around his waist, and short dark brown boots with thick gray shafts and soles.

Gallery

Personality

Best Jeanist was an elegant man with flamboyant tendencies. He believes very strongly that people with influence must maintain a positive appearance both physically and socially. Best Jeanist often uses metaphors referencing jeans, denim, and various other sewing and fabric based phrases, often inspiring his recruits with speeches, telling them to keep their life straight like their jeans. [3]

Best Jeanist admits to being unfond of brutish individuals like Katsuki Bakugo.[4] He took Katsuki on to try to fix his attitude only to be frustrated by the young man's stubbornness.[5] 

Best Jeanist takes the role of being a hero very seriously. He was selfless, brave, and charismatic, and aims to spread a sense of a peace to all people and believes heroes don't make excuses. He did not hesitate to take the full brunt of All For One's attack to save his allies, something the latter later praised him for.[6]

Best Jeanist believes that no matter how dire a situation may be, a real hero doesn't believe in excuses.[6]

Abilities

Fiber Master

Best Jeanist's proficiency with his Quirk, Fiber Master, is so great, he can restrain an immensely powerful villain such as All For One.

Overall Abilities: Best Jeanist was ranked 4th of Japan's heroes, before taking the spot of Number 3 after All Might's retirement. He also possesses a proficient handle on his powerful Quirk, Fiber Master. Tsunagu can unravel part of his clothes into fabric strings and manipulate them in order to restrain targets.[7] Since his Hero costume is covered from head to toe with denim, his Quirk specialty, he always has a source of easily controllable fibers for him to weaponize at his disposal. Another known application includes manipulating fibers of clothes worn by allies for forced evasive maneuvers.

As he is ranked very highly, Best Jeanist is an immensely powerful hero, which has been proven in his fight against the League of Villains. Best Jeanist was not only successful at restraining multiple low-end and mid-end Nomu, some of which were defeated by his comrades Mt. Lady and Gang Orca, but he was capable of swiftly immobilizing the incredibly powerful All For One. However, the latter case was temporary, as the Symbol of Evil broke free from Best Jeanist's restraints and defeated the Hideout Raid Team.

  • Enhanced Durability: Tsunagu was able to take a direct hit from All For One's attack and remain conscious, albeit taking heavy injuries and eventually losing one lung.

Skilled Youth Counselor: Gang Orca was surprised to find out that Tsunagu was unable to reform Katsuki's brutish behavior. This implies that he has good record of reforming troubled youths.

Quirk

Best Jeanist using his Quirk

Fiber Master.

Fiber Master (ファイバーマスター Faibā Masutā?): Tsunagu's Quirk allows him to freely manipulate the threads in any nearby piece of fabric. His Quirk works best with denim, and least effective on sweats.

He can unravel a part of his own clothing into strings and use them to restrain targets, as well as use the targets own clothing against them.

Stats

Power
 
2/5 D
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Tsunagu's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
4/6 B
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
5/6 A+
Intelligence
 
5/6 A
Fashion Sense
 
6/6 S+
Tsunagu's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles and Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

  • Tsunagu’s name contains the kanji for "Hakama" (?), "field" (?), and a component of the word "fiber" (?).
    • His given name is homophonous with the verb "to tie or fasten".
  • Tsunagu’s favorite animal is the wolf.
  • In series, Tsunagu leads the fashion world with huge popularity among both young and middle-aged men.[1]
  • Tsunagu lost one of his lungs in the fight against All For One.[8]

Quotes

  • (To Katsuki Bakugo) "Heroes and villains are two sides of the same coin... I can see it in that glare of yours. So what is it that really makes someone a hero?"[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6 (p. 86).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 3 and Episode 4.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 48 and Episode 27.
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 47, chap-86
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 89 and Episode 48.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 87 (p. 17-18) and Episode 47.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 231.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 48 (p. 2).

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