|“||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 is one of the 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.
Tenya was born into his family, the Iidas (a line of heroes). Before attending U.A. High School, he previously went to Soumei Junior High School, a prestigious, private school.
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.
Tenya seems stern and even intimidating at first glance. He is a simple, intelligent, disciplined person. Due to his generally quite hyperactive and intense behavior, he often has particular tics, such as moving his arms in a specific way or suddenly contracting his body. However, he rarely deviates from his usual severe expression.Tenya has a tendency to take everything very seriously and often jumps at conclusions.
He is fully dedicated to his studies and loves learning new things. As a delegate of his class, he is also obsessed with organization and discipline, expecting his classmates to be as rigorous as he is. He also considers himself personally responsible for their safety and considers it his duty to protect them from dangerous situations. He also knows how to react quickly when something unexpected happens.
Tenya's main power is "Engine," which is his Quirk. It takes the form of engine-like tubes on his calves, giving him incredible speed and kicking strength.