My Hero Academia is arguably the most popular anime at the moment. With a blend of great character dynamics, entertaining action sequences, and likable personalities, MHA has solidified itself as an outstanding series. The students of Class 1-A have earned themselves a massive following — although Class 1-B has also acquired their own share of fans — for their distinct quirks.
Quirks (or Meta Abilities) are superhuman powers that each individual possesses. They are inherited genetically and are exclusive to each user. While some talents are relatively useless, some are so handy it's a shame that they don't exist in the real world. Here are 10 quirks we wish we had available for everyday life.
10 Permeation - Mirio Togata
Permeation works exactly how you assume it would — it grants its user the ability to phase through physical matter. We've all thought about how fun it would be to walk through walls at some point and having this quirk in the real world would make that possible. You could also activate Permeation to avoid an injury or an accident. Unfortunately, this quirk has a bundle of downsides you'd need to overcome before having fun with it. The user is dragged through the ground once the ability is activated and all senses are negated since things like light and oxygen will also pass through them. Only rigorous training would make this quirk practical, which is exactly how Mirio Togata learned to control it.
9 Transform - Himiko Toga
Himiko's transformation quirk would undoubtedly come in handy in the real world. You could become a replica of your parent and excuse yourself from class. You could become a carbon copy of your boss and give yourself way too much paid time off. You could even transform into a Starbucks employee and snatch all the coffee your heart desires. This quirk sounds favorable enough to belong in the top spot... if it weren't for one major downside: you need to consume the blood of the person you want to shape-shift into. While it's not entirely impossible to do, the thought of consuming blood is a little too vampire-like for most. However, the benefits of Transform are too convenient to disregard.
8 Hardening/Steel - Eijiro Kirishima/Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
Kirishima and the hilariously-named Tetsutetsu essentially have the same quirk, which becomes a running gag throughout the series. There are minor differences between Hardening and Steel, but they're ultimately similar enough to both be useful in everyday life. Aside from the obvious increase in defense, Steel can protect the user from extreme temperatures. Therefore, harsh winters and snowstorms would no longer be a problem. Both quirks provide a spike in physical strength, but Hardening has the potential to grow even more powerful as it takes damage. Our list of fears would be much shorter if we could resist any type of physical injuries.
7 Half-Cold Half-Hot - Shoto Todoroki
As the name implies, Todoroki's quirk allows him to generate ice on one side of his body and flames from the other. Overusing either side could be deadly, leading to either frostbite or overheating, so control is key with this ability. Day-to-day outdoor activities would never be a problem with this quirk. Dreading a muggy summer day where the temperature is nearing the triple digits? Just activate your icy half to stay cool. A frigid winter evening where the temperature is nearing the negatives? Trigger your fiery half to keep warm. Todoroki's quirk is also ideal for ambiguous weather; choosing an outfit between seasonal changes would be a far less complicated process.
6 Overhaul - Kai Chisaki
Kai's Overhaul quirk might seem a little banal at first glance. Taking things apart and putting them back together doesn't sound like the most impressive ability around. The real advantage lies within the realm of medicine and health. Kai can use Overhaul to heal someone's injuries or diseases by reconstructing them into a biologically flawless condition. He can also use it on himself, which means that having this quirk in real life would make expensive health insurance plans completely irrelevant. The downside is that the deconstruction phase is apparently very painful, but so is shelling out cash for a doctor visit.
5 Warp Gate - Kurogiri
Ah, teleportation. It's a skill that we find ourselves yearning for the most while stuck in traffic or suffering from public transportation delays. Long-distance travel would no longer be a burden and lengthy trips could be made in the blink of an eye. You could also transport other people or items to specific locations. However, keep in mind that if a warp gate closes while someone is half-way through, it'll snap that person in half. Kurogiri's Warp Gate quirk could be manipulated to ease the most aggravating parts of everyday life, but the anime/manga character uses it for evil purposes. What a waste.
4 Copy - Neito Monoma
You know that fictional scenario that people joke about, which involves a genie that grants you one wish? And you know how most people respond that their one wish would be to ask for more wishes? Neito's Copy quirk runs somewhere along the lines of that concept. Instead of having just one talent, you could make physical contact with whoever necessary and copy all the abilities you want. Copying multiple skills at the same time is also possible. If a user copies the right talents from the right people, they could end up becoming the world's best anything that they set their minds to.
3 Brainwashing - Hitoshi Shinso
If used efficiently, Brainwashing could be the ultimate base quirk. While it would better serve the more egotistic of human ambitions (like forcing a stoic bouncer to let you into that super exclusive club), it could also be used for practical purposes, like making someone fetch you snacks so you don't have to leave your couch in the middle of a Netflix binge. All that's needed to activate Brainwashing is for the target to vocalize a response to any given statement. Complications would arise if the target can't or won't speak, in which case Brainwashing becomes entirely useless.
2 Creation - Momo Yaoyorozu
Aside from living beings, Momo can replicate anything she wants no matter the size or level of complexity. Creation uses body fat to craft objects, which means you could eat as much as you want and immediately burn through it. Like Warp Gate, Creation is a quirk that inadvertently crosses our minds almost daily. Forgot your headphones at home? You could materialize some on the spot. You ran to the liquor store and left your ID at home? Just craft another one at the register. Accidentally leaving your keys at home or locking them in your car would be no cause for concern since you could recreate them in seconds. The convenience of this quirk is too good to overlook. No word yet on how effective money replication is, though.
1 All For One
Not to be confused with Neito's Copy ability, All For One allows the user to steal the quirks of others, thus rendering their target as "Quirkless" afterward. This is the ultimate vanity quirk, for it allows you to completely rob others of their unique talents, making you the only person to wield said abilities. This is made even more impressive by the fact that All For One permits the user to transfer quirks to other people. That way, you and all of your closest friends can reap the benefits and you don't have to suffer from success all on your own. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?