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Snake Hero: Uwabami (スネークヒーロー ウワバミ Sunēku Hīrō Uwabami?) is a Pro Hero and a celebrity.

Appearance

Uwabami is an attractive and curvaceous woman with long blonde hair that is styled in curly locks in the front with folded curls in the back that is pressed by a curved plate and golden eyes with vertically slit pupils. Her most distinguishing feature is the three snakes (a rattlesnake, a yellow King cobra snake and a Japanese rat snake) that are seen protruding from her hair.

In her hero costume, Uwabami wears a maroon dress with scale-like details (which, in the anime, is a simple maroon dress), matching shoes, and a choker, and golden snake-like bracelets on her wrists and ankles.

Gallery

Personality

Uwabami and her fans

Uwabami's celebrity-like disposition

Uwabami possesses a celebrity-like attitude, but mostly remains a calm level headed hero. She appears to prioritize her modeling jobs over her hero work and only chose to mentor two U.A. students because they were cute enough to be in her commercial.[1]

Synopsis

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Momo and Itsuka intern with Uwabami

Uwabami takes on Momo and Itsuka as interns.

Uwabami first appears when Momo Yaoyorozu and Itsuka Kendo choose to intern at her agency. She informs them that heroes are able to have side jobs despite the controversies. She lets them know she's preparing a commercial, and Itsuka asks how this relates to her work. Uwabami says she offered the young girls internships because they are cute.[1]

Momo and Itsuka spend the internship shadowing Uwabami as she attends photo shoots and interviews.[2] Later on, they all appear in a demo commercial together for "UNERI Hairspray". Uwabami says the commercial will air in a month, takes Itsuka and Momo patrolling afterward.[3] While out on patrol, Uwabami runs into a mob of her fans. She tells the girls that if they keep working hard, they can earn a fanbase too.[4]

Hideout Raid Arc

Following the fight between All Might and All For One, Uwabami helps conduct rescue operations alongside the police. She uses her Quirk to help locate victims trapped underneath the debris of destroyed buildings.[5]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

Abilities

Charisma: Uwabami is a celebrity hero and television personality who is considered quite beautiful and charming.

Quirk

Serpentress (蛇髪 Jahatsu?): Uwabami's Quirk gives her a trio of live snakes growing from her head. The snakes have acute senses, allowing her to locate hidden criminals and disaster victims.[6]

Stats

Power
 
1/5 E
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
5/5 A
Intelligence
 
4/5 B
Cooperativeness
 
4/5 B
Uwabami's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Debut
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 Appears
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up! A Tale From the Past Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Iida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Absent
87. Clash Absent
88. All For One Absent
89. All for a Certain One Absent
90. Reach Out Absent
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Appears
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent

Trivia

  • Uwabami's design is based on the character of the same name from Horikoshi's previous work, Omagadoki Zoo.
  • Her name comes from "uwabami" (うわばみ, 蟒蛇?), which means "giant snake".
  • Uwabami seems to be inspired by Medusa – a beautiful woman in Greek mythology, who turned into a monster with living snakes in place of her hair.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 48 (p. 4) and Episode 27.
  2. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 28.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 32.
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 49.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6, Omake

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