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I will defeat you Stain because you are a criminal... and I am a hero!
~ Tenya's declaration before finishing Stain.
I'm a novice. I can't measure up to their standards! Be that as it may... I have to stand up! Never again! Never again will they... or my brother... leave me behind in the dust!
~ Tenya Iida about Izuku, Shoto and his brother in "Re-Ingenium"

Tenya Iida (飯田天哉) is one of two main tritagonists in the manga/anime series, My Hero Academia. He is a student at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero, and the class president of Class 1-A. He's one of Izuku Midoriya's closest friends.

He is voiced by Kaito Ishikawa in the Japanese version of the anime, and by J. Michael Tatum in the English version of the anime.

Background

Tenya was born into his family, the Iidas (a line of heroes) and before attending U.A. High School, Tenya previously went to Soumei Junior High School, a prestigious, private school.

History

Tenya Iida first appears at the U.A. Highschool Entrance Exams. In the auditorium before the practical portion, Tenya questions Present Mic about the four villains listed during the explanation. After Present Mic answers his question, Tenya yells at another participant, Izuku Midoriya, for muttering too much as he is being a distraction. Tenya later confronts Izuku just before the practical portion begins. He notices Izuku trying to talk to a female participant, Ochaco Uraraka, but stops him from ruining her concentration with him, drawing more bad attention to Izuku.

Once the Entrance Exams start, Tenya manages to do very well, scoring forty five points well into the exam by using his "Engine" quirk. When the giant robot worth zero points shows up, Tenya flees the area despite noticing that Izuku was on the ground paralyzed with fear. He is soon shocked to see Izuku spring into action, where he saves Ochaco from the zero pointer with one devastating blow.

Tenya is the only one among the viewing participants to notice that Izuku saved Ochaco. This leads Tenya to question the nature of the exam, and ponders whether heroic acts had a part in the exam all along. He says to himself that he would have done the same if he hadn't been on the exam and that maybe it's part of the test

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U.A. High School
Teachers: Ectoplasm | Hizashi Yamada | Ken Ishiyama | Nemuri Kayama | Shota Aizawa | 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: Ibara Shiozaki | Itsuka Kendo | Kinoko Komori | Neito Monoma | Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
The Big Three: Mirio Togata | Nejire Hado | Tamaki Amajiki
Other Classes: Hitoshi Shinso | Mei Hatsume

Pro Heroes
All Might | Best Jeanist | Cementoss | Crust | Ectoplasm | Edgeshot | Endeavor | Eraser Head | Fat Gum | Gang Orca | Gran Torino | Hawks | Kamui Woods | Midnight | Mirko | Mt. Lady | Present Mic | Ryukyu | Sir Nighteye
Wild, Wild Pussycats: Mandalay | Pixie Bob | Ragdoll | Tiger

Other Schools
Camie Utsushimi | Inasa Yoarashi | Seiji Shishikura | Yo Shindo

Movies
Melissa Shield | Katsuma & Mahoro Shimano

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