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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.

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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]

Despite this, she does not forget her obligations as a Pro Hero, so she participates in operations against villains.

History

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes

Sky Egg Bombing Arc

Heroines Pageant

Heroines dazzling with their beauty.

On the occasion of the return of Captain Celebrity to the USA, Makoto decides to organize a farewell show at the Tokyo Sky Egg, inviting several of Japan's most famous heroes to the event, including Uwabami.[2][3] She participates in a pageant along with Mirko, Midnight and Ryukyu, while Best Jeanist uses his Quirk to manipulate a large cloth to dress and decorate the heroines.

In the middle of the event, the Tokyo Sky Egg is attacked by creatures known as Bombers, commanded by the villain Number 6 who wants to kill Captain Celebrity.[4] The structure is damaged during the attack, and the heroes are organized into two groups: one group goes outside and confronts the enemies, while another group helps the show staff to look after the spectators without telling them the truth about what is happening, to avoid panic. Uwabami is part of this last group,[5] being assisted by Ingenium sidekicks.[6]

Thanks to the intervention of the heroes, and the timely arrival of All Might, they manage to avoid a tragedy.[7][8]

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 photoshoots and interviews.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12]

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

Uwabami is one of the Pro Heroes assigned to the Hospital Raid Team led by Endeavor.[13] It is currently unknown if she survived Tomura Shigaraki's Decay.

Abilities

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

Quirk

Serpentress ( (じゃ) (はつ) 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.[14]

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
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 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
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle 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: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 47.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 49.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 50.
  5. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 51.
  6. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 53.
  7. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 54.
  8. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 55.
  9. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 28.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 57 and Episode 31.
  11. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 32.
  12. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 49.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 258.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6, Omake

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