My Hero Academia: 5 Underrated Quirk Users That Need More Screen Time
Since its release in April 2016, My Hero Academia came a long way and gave what was lacking from the anime industry for a long time. A better shonen! My Hero Academia is undoubtedly the best shonen out there, and it continues to wow us with new seasons and movies. With My Hero Academia season four finale concluding Endeavor as the new symbol of peace, some characters were left behind. Maybe the fifth season will highlight the importance of these characters. Keeping Endeavor, Deku, and the Todoroki’s family members aside, here are five characters who deserve more screen time in My Hero Academia.
Tsuyu Asui is the unsung waifu of My Hero Academia. Her abilities and speed can do so much more, but due to the significant characters and their transformations, Tsuyu never actually saw the light of the day. She saved multiple people several times, and her frog Quirk was the favorite of every anime fan. Tsuyu Asui is often compared to Spiderman because her ability allows her to move like a frog. As we have seen in the Spiderman franchise, Peter Parker, the protagonist of Spiderman, is praised for his powers and skills in comics, movies, and animations. Similarly, Tsuyu has the potential that is somewhat being wasted in her comedy skits and flocking with other characters. Throughout the season, Tsuyu Asui is treated as a sidekick to Uraraka, but over many times she has proved that she is capable of doing so much more with her speed, strength, and endurance.
Fumikage Tokoyami was introduced as the strongest student in the Class 1-A’ of U.A. High School but after that Fumikage never really topped any charts in the entire show. His Quirk, Dark Shadow, is one of the strongest Quirk that allows him to move at an incredible speed and upon activating the Dark Shadow, he can even take on the strongest villains in the League of Villains. Apart from his appearance, which represents a crow-human figure, Fumikage Tokoyami is left alone in the series and any sort of character development was neglected in the last four seasons. There hasn’t been any character development or backstory for Fumikage Tokoyami but considering his legacy as the strongest student of Class 1-A’ of U.A, Fumikage deserves more screen time and more fame.
Shota Aizawa, better known by his hero name, Eraserhead, is a pro hero and a teacher in the U.A. High School. Shota is best described as the tired salaryman who is experiencing an existential crisis in his late 40s. Apart from being a sleepy head and an attractive male, Shota Aizawa has a great personality. His witty sense of humor and not-caring attitude make him the perfect bad boy of the My Hero Academia series. Shota Aizawa is also a pretty capable Quirk user, and he can neutralize the strongest enemies just by looking at them. No doubt there were some serious situations where Shota Aizawa proved that he deserved more screen time and more opportunities.
If you haven’t added Nejire Hado to your top tier waifu list, then you should do it now. This amazing Hero is one of the strongest yet ignored anime characters in My Hero Academia. Despite her being the strongest third-year student of the U.A. High School, Nejire was neglected in the series for being a woman. She is a member of the strong three, and despite Mirio Togata and Tamaki Amajiki backstories, Nejire never got to reveal her strength and potential. Rather than showing her powers and strength as the strongest third year, she received first place in a beauty pageant. Even though Nejire Hado is a cute anime girl, she possesses a potential that needs more screen time to grow.
Momo Yaoyorozu is a classy hero of My Hero Academia, and she deserves more praise for her support to all the main characters. Like Fumikage, Momo’s backstory and her motivation for being a hero were clearly never given enough emphasis. Momo Yaoyorozu is a dedicated and promising character left out of the spotlight and used for the fan service. Her personality and appearance shares similarities with Ryuko Matoi, the protagonist of Kill a Kill. Momo Yaoyorozu’s determination to become a pro is visible throughout the series. Her Quirk is one of the strangest Quirk in the My Hero Academia franchise that needs more attention. She can create non-living objects out of her body fat, and this ability allows her to excel in both long-range and short-range battles. With so much potential and dedication, season 5 should consider Momo as her potential is breathtaking, and she deserves more screen time.
My Hero Academia season five is set to release on March 27, 2021, and the new season will pick up the pace from the last season. Towards the end of season 4, Endeavor defeats the strongest known Nomu Hood as he claimed the number one hero’s status in Japan. Additionally, Deku’s dream of reuniting with the rest of the pro heroes will further unravel the story, and fans can expect more intense character development in My Hero Academia’s upcoming season.