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Hero Overview

If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I've just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!
~ Shoto Todoroki to Tenya Iida in "From Todoroki to Iida".

Shoto Todoroki is the tritagonist in the manga and anime series, My Hero Academia. He is a student at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero. He got into U.A. through official recommendations. He is also Midoriya's second-best friend and rival.

He is voiced by Yūki Kaji in the Japanese version of the anime, and by David Matranga in the English version of the anime.

Bio

A serious but well-meaning student enrolled by recommendation, Shoto is the son of Endeavor (Enji Todoroki), a famous hero ranking behind only All Might himself. His Quirk is "Half-Cold Half-Hot", which allows him to generate and control large amounts of fire and ice from his left and right sides respectively, the former of which he inherited from his father and the latter from his mother. Raised by Endeavor for the sole purpose of surpassing All Might, Todoroki hates how his father only views him as a tool and had originally vowed to become the number one hero without ever using his fire abilities as a form of rebellion.

Appearance

Shoto is a tall and rather well-built young man, he has long hair that splits between white (on his right side) and red (on his left side). He has heterochromia iridium with his right eye being gray and his left being turquoise in color. He also has a burn on the left side of his face which reaches halfway down his cheek. Appearance-wise, he is regarded as quite handsome by girls such as Mina Ashido and Camie Utsushimi.

His initial hero costume consisted of a plain white shirt, with matching pants and boots. He wears an ice-like material on the left side of his body, which is detachable from neck upwards as a way of rejecting the fire side of his Quirk.

Shoto's costume is later updated to a dark blue, short-sleeved jacket and pants with two gold-colored straps over his shoulders. A metal plated combat vest with white boots, he also has a brown utility belt that contains medical supplies.

Personality

At first, Shoto exhibited a cold and aloof attitude, often keeping to himself rather than socialising with his peers and commonly focusing on the task at hand. Despite seeming cold however, Shoto isn't openly cruel and his distant behaviour is likely a result of his complicated home life, as well as growing apart from his siblings.

Shoto detested the fire half of his Quirk, given that his fire abilities were inherited from his abusive father Endeavor. He goes as far as to completely reject his fire powers by refusing to use them completely (save for only when he has to melt his ice), as well as designing his first costume by covering his entire left side with ice. Shoto hates his father for having abused him, keeping him separated him from his siblings, as well as abusing his mother to the point of facing a mental breakdown. He refuses to serve as his successor to usurp All Might's position as the No. 1 hero.

After the events of the Sports Festival however Izuku Midoriya convinces Shoto that his Quirk is his own power, including his fire abilities. From here, Shoto develops a willingness to use his flames, no longer seeing them resembling his father. Furthermore, he also slowly becomes more sociable with his classmates albeit still retaining something of a distant attitude. It's very possible that Shoto is socially inexperienced, and does show to be somewhat dense with him not understanding social cues, such as Camie Utsushimi asking for his number. Shoto also shows to have a close relationship with his mother, the one who encouraged him to grow up and be the best he can, with him not being bound by his father's bloodline. Shoto commonly visits her at the hospital during his time off.

In battle, Shoto has a composed and well-grounded attitude but also has a habit of sudden brutality whenever angered, as shown by how he completely froze Hanta Sero during their match in the Sports Festival, although he did apologize to him afterwards for having gone overboard. He shows to be a focused and smart individual, with him working together with Momo Yaoyorozu during the Final Exams and encouraging her despite the latter's lack of confidence at the time. It is also revealed that Shoto voted for Yaoyorozu to be Class Representative, believing that she would be good at managing and leading the classroom.

While Shoto admitted not being able to forgive his father after Endeavor has a change of heart and tries to atone for his past wrongdoings, he does appear to have come to respect his father for his new attitude as No. 1, which was shown after Endeavor defeated Hood on live TV. Shoto still remains rather cold towards his father, however, making it clear that he can't easily forgive him but appears to be taking a cautious yet hopeful approach to Endeavor's attempt at making amends with him and his family. Despite this, he still remains rather hostile towards his father: during the work studies program, Shoto openly admits to Endeavor that he wants to become a hero like All Might and that he only came to his agency to use him as a means of getting stronger and gaining experience.

Powers & Abilities

Quirk

  • Half-Cold Half-Hot: Shoto's Quirk grants him both pyro and cryokinesis, essentially allowing him control over fire and ice (from his left and right sides). Although with him rejecting his fire abilities, Todoroki shows more finesse with the ice side of his Quirk, he is able to instantly generate large constructs of ice, while unable to manipulate it he can use his power in a myriad of ways, including him freezing opponents, creating pillars and shields of ice to block attacks.

After accepting to use his flames, which he only used beforehand to melt his ice, Todoroki has shown to have difficulty learning how to control them but soon manages to get a better handle over his fire abilities. Todoroki has also been able to use both powers at once, although this proves to be difficult and perhaps unwise given that it dulls his movements.

If Shoto overuses either his ice or fire, then he will come to suffer from either frostbite or heatstroke, meaning that Shoto must regulate his temperature between the two. A reason that Endeavor was thankful for Shoto being born with both his and Rei's Quirk was that they could be used to counter each others weaknesses.

Trivia

  • His favourite food is zaru soba (when they're cold).
  • Shoto may have been the first Class 1-A character to be conceived, barring Izuku, Katsuki and Ochaco who all existed before the school setting was decided.
  • Shoto and Izuku Midoriya share the same costume designer.
    • He is the only Class 1-A student who has undergone a radical change in costume, having changed nearly all aspects of his previous one excluding the boots.
  • Shoto shares similarities with Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender: Both have a scar of the left side of their face which was caused by a family member; Both start off as an antagonist; Both change due to their interactions with the main character; Both of them have a sibling that is a major villain and can also produce blue fire; Both were heavily influenced by the way their father's treated them. They also fought each other in an episode of DEATH BATTLE and Shoto won.

Navigation

           Boku no Hero Academia Logo.pngHeroes

U.A. High School
Teachers: Ectoplasm | Higari Maijima | Hizashi Yamada | Ken Ishiyama | Nemuri Kayama | Nezu | Ryo Inui | Sekijiro Kan | Shota Aizawa | Thirteen | Toshinori Yagi
Class 1-A: Denki Kaminari | Eijiro Kirishima | Fumikage Tokoyami | Hanta Sero | Izuku Midoriya | Katsuki Bakugo | Koji Koda | Kyoka Jiro | Mashirao Ojiro | Mezo Shoji | Mina Ashido | Minoru Mineta | Momo Yaoyorozu | Ochaco Uraraka | Rikido Sato | Shoto Todoroki | Tenya Iida | Toru Hagakure | Tsuyu Asui | Yuga Aoyama
Class 1-B: Hiryu Rin | Ibara Shiozaki | Itsuka Kendo | Jurota Shishida | Juzo Honenuki | Kinoko Komori | Kojiro Bondo | Kosei Tsubaraba | Manga Fukidashi | Neito Monoma | Nirengeki Shoda | Pony Tsunotori | Reiko Yanagi | Sen Kaibara | Setsuna Tokage | Shihai Kuroiro | Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu | Togaru Kamakiri | Yosetsu Awase | Yui Kodai
The Big Three: Mirio Togata | Nejire Hado | Tamaki Amajiki
Other Classes: Hitoshi Shinso | Mei Hatsume

Pro Heroes
All Might | Backdraft | Best Jeanist | Bubble Girl | Burnin | Cementoss | Centipeder | Crimson Riot | Crust | Death Arms | Ectoplasm | Edgeshot | Endeavor | Eraser Head | Fat Gum | Fourth Kind | Gang Orca | Gran Torino | Gunhead | Hawks | Ingenium | Kamui Woods | Kesagiriman | Majestic | Manual | Midnight | Mister Blaster | Mirko | Ms. Joke | Mt. Lady | Nana Shimura | O'Clock II | Present Mic | Rock Lock | Ryukyu | Selkie | Shishido | Sir Nighteye | Sirius | Snatch | Uwabami | Wash | X-Less | Yoroi Musha
Wild, Wild Pussycats: Mandalay | Pixie Bob | Ragdoll | Tiger

Other Schools
Camie Utsushimi | Inasa Yoarashi | Seiji Shishikura | Nagamasa Mora | Yo Shindo | Tatami Nakagame | Itejiro Toteki | Shikkui Makabe

Movies
Melissa Shield | David Shield | Katsuma & Mahoro Shimano

Other
Eri | Dark Shadow

Vigilantes
Knuckleduster | Pop☆Step | The Crawler

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DEATH BATTLE! combatants
Samus Aran | Akuma | Rogue | Wonder Woman | Mike Haggar | Zangief | Leonardo | Donatello | Michelangelo | Raphael | Zitz | Yoshi | Felicia | Taokaka | Kratos | Spawn | White Bomberman | Dig Dug | Vegeta | Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario | Sonic the Hedgehog | Luke Skywalker | Harry Potter | Chun-Li | Mai Shiranui | Rainbow Dash | Master Chief | Doomguy | Princess Peach | Princess Zelda | Thor Odinson | Raiden (Mortal Kombat) | Link | Cloud Strife | Batman (DC Comics) | Spider-Man | Pikachu | Blanka | Goku | Superman | He-Man | Lion-O | Ryu Hayabusa | Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine | Black Orchid | Fox McCloud | Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator | RoboCop | Luigi | Miles "Tails" Prower | Charizard | Venusaur | Blastoise | Godzilla | Gamera | Captain America | Tigerzord | Gundam Epyon | Ryu | Scorpion | Deadpool | Kirby | Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge | Sol Badguy | Gaara | Toph Beifong | Chuck Norris | Segata Sanshiro | Guts | Iron Man | Beast | Goliath | Solid Snake | Sam Fisher | Donkey Kong | Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine | Raiden (Metal Gear) | Hercule Satan | Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long | Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man | Astro Boy | Green Arrow | Hawkeye | Red | Tai Kamiya | Agumon | Dante | Bayonetta | Bowser | Ratchet | Clank | Jak | Daxter | The Flash | Quicksilver | Mewtwo | Carolina | Cammy White | Sonya Blade | Tracer | Scout | Ken Masters | Terry Bogard | Amy Rose | Ramona Flowers | Hulk | Roronoa Zoro | Erza Scarlet | Pinkie Pie | Lara Croft | Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck | Shovel Knight | Venom | Power Rangers (Zack Taylor | Kimberly Ann Hart | Billy Cranston | Trini Kwan | Jason Lee Scott | Tommy Oliver) | Voltron (Keith | Lance | Pidge | Sven | Hunk | Allura) | Natsu Dragneel | Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero | Glacius | Android 18 | Captain Marvel | Zero | Lucario | Renamon | TJ Combo | Smokey the Bear | McGruff The Crime Dog | Naruto Uzumaki | Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman (Batman Beyond) | Spider-Man 2099 | Black Panther | Raven | Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo | Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot | Spyro | Sora | Pit | Leon S. Kennedy | Frank West | Doctor Strange | Doctor Fate | Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack | Afro Samurai | Lucy | Optimus Prime | RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing | Daredevil | Master Roshi | Jiraiya | Aquaman | Namor the Sub-Mariner | Mega Man X | Mega Man Volnutt | MegaMan.EXE | Geo Stelar | Black Widow | Shazam | Wario | King Dedede | Ben Tennyson | Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee | Mitsuru Kirijo | Captain Falcon | Johnny Cage | Aang | Edward Elric | Ghost Rider | Lobo | Dragonzord | Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha | Hiei | Shigeo Kageyama | Tatsumaki | The Mask | All Might | Might Guy | Miles Morales | Static Shock | Black Canary | Sindel | Genos | War Machine | Gray Fullbuster | Cable | Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom | Jake Long | She-Ra | Beerus | Zuko | Shoto Todoroki | Wally West | Archie Sonic | Winter Soldier | Red Hood (Jason Todd) | Crona | Jon Talbain | Dick Simmons | Dexter Grif | Franklin Delano Donut | Lopez the Heavy | Church | Lavernius Tucker | Michael J. Caboose | Sheila | Batgirl | Spider-Girl

DBX combatants
Trish | Jeanne | Master Chief | Ronald McDonald | Amy Rose | King Dedede | Saitama | Kenshiro | Sakura Haruno | Rin Tohsaka | Trunks | Silver the Hedgehog | Ryu | Lucario | Sasuke Uchiha | Hiei | Liu Kang | Fei Long | Rock Lee | Marshall Law | Spider-Man | Mikasa Ackerman | Jotaro Kujo | Yu Narukami | Terry Bogard | Jon Talbain | Spawn | Alucard (Hellsing) | Classic Predator | Iron Man | Mega Man X | Himura Kenshin | Roronoa Zoro | Greninja | Espio the Chameleon | Link | Meta Knight | Genji | Raiden (Metal Gear) | Guile | Paul Phoenix | Raphael | Wolverine | Aigis | Noel Vermillion | Cloud Strife | Guts | Killua Zoldyck | Mega Man | White Bomberman | Mario | Luigi | Zero | Strider Hiryu | Iron Fist | Akuma | Ken Masters | Blaziken | Samus Aran | Wii Fit Trainer | Dhalsim | Magneto | Alucard (Castlevania) | Demitri Maximoff | Vegeta | Noctis Lucis Caelum | 2B | Kratos | Dante | Captain Falcon | Viewtiful Joe | Gambit | Lara Croft | Jill Valentine | Krillin | Tenshinhan | Yamcha | Chun-Li | Tifa Lockhart | Thor Odinson | Pikachu | Hulk | Juggernaut | Blade | Hellboy | Monkey D. Luffy | Mr. Fantastic | Daredevil | Kenshi Takahashi | Harley Quinn | Domino | Akame | Yoshi | Pac-Man | Natsu Dragneel | Iceman | Sakura Haruno | Hakumen | Juri Han | Chie Satonaka | Karin Kanzuki | Burning Gundam | Thunder Megazord | Batman (DC Comics) | Scorpion | Ichigo Kurosaki | Ruby Rose | Ragna the Bloodedge | Cuphead | Superboy | Gohan | D.Va | Tron Bonne | Boa Hancock | Rider Medusa | Venom | Ezio | The Prince | Blake Belladonna | Inuyasha | Mewtwo | Fa Mulan | Lucina | Shantae | Shovel Knight | Goku | Gon Freecss | Danny Phantom | Ben Tennyson | Trafalgar D. Water Law | Yang Xiao Long | Katsuki Bakugo | Arwing | X-Wing | Superman | Saitama

DEATH RACE! combatants
Tim Burton Batmobile | Dark Knight Batmobile | Adam West Batmobile | Arkham Knight Batmobile | Optimus Prime | Flying Ford Anglia | Thomas the Tank Engine | Lightning McQueen | KITT | Aston Martin | Warthog | Blue Falcon | Speed Star | Mario's Standard Kart | DeLorean | Toyota AE86

Others
Dexter Grif | Dick Simmons | Michael J. Caboose | Epsilon | Church | Sarge | Sparx | Aku Aku

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