|“||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.
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.
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. Tenya during the entrance exam Tenya manages to do very well during the test, 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 its part of the test