Momo Yaoyorozu, U.A. Student from My Hero Academia, is one of the most loved – and, simultaneously, one of the most controversial – characters out there. Some fans can't stand the way she dresses, while others appreciate the intention behind her costume.
Regardless of how you feel on that count, you've got to admit that there's a lot to know about Momo's character. While the series (both the manga and the anime) has done a decent job of teaching us all about her, we're going to give you all the facts that you need to know about this charming and brilliant character.
10 Extreme Intelligence
Momo Yaoyorozu is an incredibly bright character. Actually, that's the understatement of the year. Momo is actually one of the smartest characters in the series. According to Momo's stats (which are included in the Official Character Book), Momo has a 6 out of 5 in intelligence. That brings her to an S-Class level of intelligence – an impressive feat by no means. And it's put to good use. In order for her quirk to work (see below), Momo has to have a solid understanding of anything she wants to create. That means she's memorized hundreds of schematics and other useful items.
Momo's intelligence has saved the day on more than one occasion. The most notable example would be the time she created a tracker – all while half-conscious and under significant distress.
9 Creative Quirk
Momo's quirk is known as Creation. It gives her the ability to recreate anything that is not alive. She does so using the fat cells in her skin, by manipulating the molecules within. All she needs in order to create whatever she wants it enough fat cells to work with, an understanding of the item she wants, and time (which varies depending on the item).
As mentioned above, this is the reason why Momo has had to memorize so many item schematics. She can't make an item without understanding the molecular compositions of said item. Likewise, she can't create something complicated without knowing every single minor part that goes into it – and where those parts go.
8 Exposed Skin
Did you know that there's actually a reason behind all of the exposed skin in Momo's hero costume? It turns out it isn't just fan service. As mentioned above, Momo's quirk relies on the fatty cells within her body. As such, the more cells, and thus skin, she has to work with, the easier it is for her.
We've seen a few instances in which Momo created something using a larger amount of skin, and every time it has resulted in the destruction of her clothes. That means that the more she wears, the more likely she is to destroy her clothing. SO this is simply the practical solution for her.
7 Very Cooperative
According to the Official Character Book, there is another trait that Momo has at an exceptionally high level; cooperativeness. Momo is rated a 5 out of 5 here, and with good reason. We've seen Momo work with multiple different teammates at this point, and every time she has been able to analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and come up with a plan that suits everybody. Better yet, Momo knows how to provide the support essential to them.
Taking care of the people around her is almost second nature. Such as the time she made a dozen gas masks without a seconds thought, all for the students around her – even the students she hasn't worked with that much.
6 Got into U.A. Via Recommendation
Did you know that there a select number of students at U.A. High School that got in via recommendation? That means that they had enough references to be considered on a different level – but they still had to pass several tests in order to get in.
Momo is one of those students. Presumably, her family pulled some strings to get her recommended, but the truth is that she really did deserve it as well. The fact that she got through the U.A. Recommendation Entrance Exam is proof of that.
We mentioned above that Momo has the ability to create almost anything she needs, as long as she knows how to. But being able to create a weapon won't do her much good unless she also knows how to use it.
That is where one of her abilities comes into play. Bakijutsu means that Momo knows how to use several different weapons, both offensive and defensive. And she's quite talented with them, from what we've been able to see so far.
4 Ultimate Move: Yaoyorozu's Lucky Bag
Every student in U.A. High School is encouraged to come up with their own set of ultimate moves. And it'll come as no surprise to hear that the extremely intelligent Momo has already had several ideas of what to do with hers.
Her biggest move (currently) is known as Yaoyorozu's Lucky Bag, and it involves her creating a large cannon. Yes, you read that right. Said cannon can – and will – launch off a bag full of items, which can be anything and everything. (Again, as long as she knows how to make them, and has enough resources to make them.)
Take one look at Momo Yaoyorozu and her bearing, and there's no doubt that she was raised by a higher class family. As such, Momo lived a life of privilege, growing up with everything she needed, and getting all the training to help her improve her mind and quirk.
But Momo also received some more classical training as well. It might surprise you to hear that Momo has actually been trained in music, and is a decent pianist. This was a trait she'll get to show off on a keyboard in an upcoming episode (in the anime, in the manga it has already occurred).
Momo Yaoyorozu has faced several tests during her time at U.A. High School. We obviously know that she passed her Entrance exam, but there's more to it than that. On the first day of classes, Shota Aizawa gave the students an impromptu test, which came to be known as the Quirk Apprehension Test. Momo came in first on that test.
Later, during the Midterms exam, Momo once again came in at the top of the class, which makes sense, given her intellect. The final Exams for the year weren't ranked (at least, not in a way that was shown), but we can imagine she was once again at the top. We do know that she once again passed both the written and the practical. Finally, Momo Yaoyorozu passed her Provisional License Exam, which was surely not a surprise to anybody at that point.
Thanks to Momo Yaoyorozu's quirk, she tends to carry around a specific set of equipment at all times. When she's in her hero costume, you'll find that you can always spot several things on her. First is the costume itself, which has been dubbed the Yaoyoreotard. You can guess the origins of that name.
Next is her utility belt, which is called the Yaoyoro-Belt (sensing a theme here?). The main purpose of this massive belt is to hold the Yaoyorictionary, Momo's lexicon of constructs and materials, basically anything and everything she thinks she might need during a fight.