Heroine Overview

Piece of cake for the world's next hottest hero. Hi there everyone I'm Mt. Lady, and you don't have to worry about this bum anymore.
~ Yu (Mt. Lady) during her debut in the English dub.

Yu Takeyama, also known by her hero name, The Mineyama Hero: Mount Lady, or simply preferred as Mt. Lady, is a major/supporting character from the 2016 Shonen Jump anime and manga series My Hero Academia.

She is a Pro Heroine where she has began her hero career since she graduated from her respective hero academy. She is currently at No. 23 according to the Hero Billboard Chart JP and also became a member of a team Kamui Woods and Edgeshot had formed, which is named "The Lurkers".

She is voiced by Kaori Nazuka in the Japanese dub of the anime, who also voiced Toru Hagakure in the same series, alongside Tsubaki Nakatsukasa in Soul Eater, Kiyoko Shimizu in Haikyu!!!, Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tsukasa Ayatsuji in Amagami SS, Lala-Ru in Now and Then, Here and There and Nunnally vi Britannia in Code Geass.

She is also voiced by Jamie Marchi in the English dub of the anime who also voiced Rias Gremory in High School DXD, Ristarte in Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, Mukuro Ikusaba in DanganRonpa, Quetzalcoatl in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Rinka Hayami in Assassination Classroom, Cana Alberona in Fairy Tail, Mari Ohara in Love Live! Sunshine!!, Ayame Kajou in SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, Elizabeth Thompson in Soul Eater, Masane Amaha in Witchblade, Mitsuko Kongou in Certain Scientific Railgun, Neko Kuroha in Brynhildr in the Darkness, Helen in Claymore, Arashi Kishū in X/1999, Junko Enoshima in Danganronpa/anime series, Isuke Inukai in Akuma no Riddle, Catherine Ward in Satsuriku no Tenshi, Doll in Tenchi Muyo!, Shouko Kirishima in Baka and Test and Ai Mikami in Future Diary.

Biography

Entrance Exam Arc

Mt. Lady made her debut when Kamui Woods was about to restrain the Giant Villain using his arbor in the middle of the fight before she intervene and defeats the villain with ease using her Canyon Cannon, therefore stole his lightning. She then introduced herself in front of the crowd, gaining their attention as the paparazzi arrived, shamelessly taking credit while Kamui was in despair due to failure.

Later on when Katsuki Bakugo was taken hostage during the Sludge Villain Incident, She wasn't able to do anything to help due to the fact there was no space in the alley for her giantess form to take action, being careful not to damage the entire area. When All Might arrived and defeats the Sludge Villain with a Detroit Smash, Mt. Lady protected the civilians with her arms when the impact and wind pressure accelerated as a result from the fight. Later on she helped the rest of the Pro Heroes to gather what little remains of the Sludge Villain during the aftermath of the incident.

U.S.J. Arc

She and Kamui Woods were having difficulty fighting against Habit Headgear who was holding a family hostage until All Might shows up and defeats him. She and Kamui were at first thankful of All Might coming to their assistance but then began to complain in their thoughts and worry that their careers in hero work will be put down by him.

Sports Festival Arc

She is later seen with Kamui Woods and Death Arms, the three of them were assigned to be on patrol duty during the festival as security guards. She was first seen ordering takoyaki in front of a seller, then using her appeal to get her order for free, much to Kamui and Death Arms' annoyance, then seen walking with them while commenting about how the festival is going to be this year while eating takoyaki. She is later seen discussing with them about both the festival's current competition and the hero business. While discussing throughout the conversation, she apologizes for stealing Kamui Woods' thunder during her debut but soon changes the subject of asking Death Arms to quit smoking.

During the surveillance duties she took alongside her assigned partners, she watched Denki's fight with Ibara, she was that impressed that she would want Ibara for a sidekick before Kamui tells her to get back to work, that was until she didn't listen to him as she continues watching the ongoing battles before watching Momo next against Tokoyami, which then starts to infuriate Woods to remind her about their said duties of patrolling the festival.

Vs. The Hero Killer Arc

She began her mentorship of teaching Minoru Mineta. But on the contrary, instead of teaching Mineta anything related to heroics, she ended up making him her servant of doing some chores she demanded while the latter lazed off reading magazines and eating chips. After the mentorship, she left Mineta traumatized during the experience of working at her agency, but it is unknown what she did to him to be traumatized.

Final Exam Arc

She and Midnight appeared for an topic interview on TV regarding about the censorship of Hero Costumes and Midnight's debut. But during the interview she would mock Midnight for her past days as a Pro Hero, insulting about how she "enjoys" the attention and how a woman like her "ages" (unwell if that's what she preferred about), this resulted into them arguing and fighting on television which soon became a pleasuring desire to Mineta's viewing.

Hideout Raid Arc

She and Kamui Woods would later join some of the Pro Heroes and the Police that were needed in a mission to rescue Bakugo from the League of Villains after the incident back at the training camp. She was seen at the League's warehouse as she destroys it, then later on she, alongside Kamui, Best Jeanist, and Gang Orca would later restrain all the Nomu while Tiger rescues Ragdoll, found her unconscious and resulted in becoming Quirkless. As All for One appeared before them, Best Jeanist attempts to restrain him if he tries to activate his quirk but backfired as he attacks at full blast and will, sending both Lady and the rest flying out of mid air and gain injury. But as soon when Mr. Compress attempts to stop Izuku and the rest escaping with Bakugo, Lady makes a selfless act of protecting them as she uses Titan Cliff to block Compress' attack, resulting in being harmed more and went unconscious, later Kamui Woods helps her and the rest escape the scene, where Kamui mentioned he was proud of her doing well during the operation and saving

Remedial Course Arc

She didn't physically appear but it was mentioned by Denki that Mt. Lady, along with Kamui Woods and Edgeshot, had formed a team called "The Lurkers" ever since the Kamino Raid. Much to Mineta's horror and shocked expression, possibly due to his past experience working for her during his internship that scarred him that very day.

Pro Hero Arc

At the event of the Hero Billboard Chart JP, she was first seen being interviewed by the media about her membership with the newly formed team, the Lurkers, feeling "motivated" by Kamui's success at rising through the ranks, when the reporter mentions about some rumors of Lady and Kamui dating she declines her answers by mentioning "no comment", but then starts to complain about Kamui Woods getting more recognition than her when she was placed No. 23 in the charts.

Endeavor Agency Arc

She appeared during her time with teaching Class 1-A about interacting with the media, using their moves from their quirks to be used to warn villains about their next moves, especially towards of bringing hope to heroes and civilians alike. She was impressed by their skills and moves (especially Todoroki via interest), however, Midoriya was an exception when he was too nervous to do anything, but when she mentions about his power compared to All Might, he begins talking about the fact widely, much to her discomfort before showing Black Whip, much to her disappointment. Afterwards, she along with the rest of the Lurkers mentored Denki, Hanta, Ibara, and Mineta for their field training when the Hero Public Safety Commission demanded all schools to get their student heroes to begin the said event (In truth, it was due to the upcoming war between the Pro Heroes and the Paranormal Liberation Front as predicted).

Personality

Mt. Lady is described to be a beautiful woman with a twist of vanity, sarcasm, and shamelessness in her nature. She's only in the Hero Business for the fame and attention she seeks, which would be one of the reasons why she stole Kamui Woods' thunder from defeating the Giant Villain, instead of having any intentions of making the world a better world. She is also very persistent when it comes to using her sex appeal and flaunting to gain popularity and fanservice, even said same to comparisons of beauty and age to other beautiful and hotter heroines such as Midnight as an example.

However, despite her vanity, she is very selfless, careful, and serious about her job of being a hero, even when she is in her giantess form, she is afraid of causing damage towards the city and tries cautiously to prevent any casualties from her said form, meaning there is so much more to Mt. Lady's character than just her desire for popularity and recognition, everything about her reasons to become a Pro Hero in the first place that describes her does not necessarily mean she is entirely selfish.

She can also have a very lecherous side when she thought her affection on Todoroki, seeing him as handsome and interesting, which shares a similarity to one of the traits pointing to Midnight's personality, but no entirely upon that standard as it is limited.

But deep down inside, she enjoys being a giantess, getting a thrill from being giant-sized or growing to her gigantic form. However, She also enjoys the popularity and attention that comes with being a famous superheroine whom is rising from the ranks. Despite this, she has a thoughtful heart deep down and is still willing to fight against injustice and crime for the sake of the greater good when that time comes.

Appearance

Yu's appearance is viewed to be a very, very beautiful and voluptuous woman at a young adult age, yet has a curvy appearance with a set of purplish-pink eyes with pupils that are colored white and eyelashes so elegant. She has very long hair, colored blonde and the size of it reaches down to her hips' area alongside two shorter, curlier strands around her face's frame.

Her costume appears to be a skintight bodysuit, with the set colors being purple and pale around the body's area alongside with orange stripes between the side areas of her gloves and leggings' cuffs, she also wore an domino mask with horns around it.

In her attire as a civilian, her entire face is seen without her mask and wears a plain shirt, winter jacket, tight jeans, and high heels. 

Powers/Abilities

Quirk/Techniques:

  • Gigantification: Yu's Quirk allows her to change her size from small to gigantic in said fact. However, she cannot grow more than near the achieved sizing or massive, only allowing her to grow from her original height of 162 cm or her gigantic height of 2062 cm per size depending. Thanks to a special fabric suit that is her hero costume, she can change her size at ease without wearing clothing that could be damage under the process.
    • Canyon Cannon: When Yu is in her giant form, she can perform an flying kick, which results into bringing enough impact.
    • Titan Cliff: Yu uses this when she grows into her giant form and blocks/headbutts the enemy attack. This move is a defense-type.

Relationships

Kamui Woods

They first met when she stole his chance of defeating the giant villain he was fighting then mercilessly stole his lighting, gaining credit during her debut but also his, but sooner or later they started becoming partners. They were also seen working together into fighting Habit Headgear.

Later on during the Sports Festival, they both participated for security around the campus alongside Death Arms, however, Kamui shows annoyance to Yu's prideful gain when it comes to free stuff, such as getting takoyaki for free by seducing the worker. While their discussion about the next round of the Festival, Kamui gets annoyed with Yu's apology about stealing his credit, but due to the tone it said sarcastic. Later on Yu teases him about how his quirk nearly resembles Ibara Shiozaki's after watching her performance, but with Yu planning for which student she would choose for the internships, Kamui once again is annoyed and tells her to get on back with working on patrol.

During the Hideout Raid, Kamui saves the other Pro Heroes, even Yu. He tells her she did well while she is unconscious, proving that he shows genuine respect and care for her.

Later on it was mentioned that she and Kamui formed a team alongside Edgeshot, called The Lurkers.

During the event of the Hero Billboard Chart JP, the press interviews Yu about her relationship with Kamui, saying working with him gave her encouragement. It was said that there were rumors about them dating, when she was asked about it she declines immediately, this could be implied that deep down Yu has romantic feelings for him, despite having to complain about him getting more recognition than her.

Midnight

Yu was never in such good terms with Midnight, thinking her opinion on Midnight's reason to become a hero was when she mentioned "I think you just like the attention", which led into an argument between the two but got worse when they compared their own ages towards one another, resulted in fighting during their interview on live television.

But later onward to the Endeavor Agency Arc, she and Midnight finally learned to at least cooperate with one another when she appears in U.A. as a guest to teach Class 1-A into being more confident in front of the media.

Quotes

Prioritize the rescue... You stupid kids... (faints)
~ Mt. Lady after saving Izuku and the rest to save Bakugo while preventing Mr. Compress by using Titan Cliff.
Mt. Lady: It's just what you like, right?
Midnight: What's with you? Trying to pick a fight?
Mt. Lady: Of course not! it's just, how do I put it, I think your amazing... For your age.
Midnight: Are you trying to show that your only redeeming feature is your youth!? Even though you're not that young!?
Mt. Lady: I'm saying that if the older generation tries too hard, then it's hopeless for us younger folks!
~ Mt. Lady starting a fight with Midnight on their interview.
Mt. Lady: Kamui! Kamui! Wouldn't she be good as a sidekick?
Kamui Woods: Yeah, I wish I could've gotten a better look.
Mt. Lady: She seems straight-laced, but she's cute!
Kamui Woods: Hey, get back to work.
~ Mt. Lady and Kamui Woods talking about Ibara Shiozaki's performance.
An important part of being a hero is knowing how to pass idle hours. Do you understand?
~ Mt. Lady doing Mineta's "mentorship" (but in actuality she made him do labor for her).
Reporter: Any words for Kamui Woods?
Mt. Lady: As one of his teammates, I could've been more thrilled for his fast-growing success
Reporter: And reports that you two are dating?
Mt. Lady: I have no comment.
~ Mt. Lady when she was interviewed by the media during the Hero Billboard Chart JP (English dub).

Trivia

An earlier prototype design of "Yu Takeyama" before given to the character herself.

  • Yu's appearance was meant to be originally used for Ochaco Uraraka, the primary female protagonist. During the earlier work and prototypes of My Hero Academia, Yu was going to be the "Ochaco Uraraka" of the series, but it was later scrapped due to the author, Kohei Horikoshi, saying that a main character having such a Quirk like Yu's would be too troublesome. Later on Yu would exist in the anime/manga as a major character while Ochaco had her original design, quirk, and characteristics.
    • However, she wasn't the only character during the making of Ochako in the prototypes as this character once had an appearance and name similar to he before the changes.
  • Yu's full name contains the kanji for "tall mountain/mountain peak" (岳), "mountain" (山), and lastly "superiority" (優).
    • But in general, her full real name, Pro Hero alias, and Moves have contained many landform references.
  • Yu is considered to be the youngest female Pro Heroine in the series, alongside Bubble Girl (being the second youngest Pro Heroine, who is 21 younger than her despite being a sidekick according to her status) and Hawks, being the youngest male Pro Hero (due to the fact he started his career off fast at the age of 18, later on advanced to being one of the Top 10 Heroes in the Hero Billboard Chart JP now at age 22 this young and now he is currently 23; while Yu did the same at age 22 during her debut, later on she is now currently 24).
  • Yu's appearance and design might've been inspired by Cassandra Lang, also known as Stature.

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