Yuga Aoyama, also known as the Shining Hero: Can't Stop Twinkling, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. He is also a recurring character from My Hero Academia.
He is voiced by Kosuke Kuwano in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Joel McDonald in the English version of the anime.
Yuga is a young man with a slim figure, his face appears rather feminine and he has long, flattened yet spiky blonde hair.
His hero costume is bluish-black, yellow-lined body suit over which he wears a metallic set of armour. He has two shoulder plates, along with a belt support item that allows him to use his Navel Laser Quirk. His costume comes with a sparkly, indigo cape and a red-tinted wing-shaped visor.
He is the most flamboyant student at U.A., who talks pridefully about himself and tries to grab the attention of those around him, in vain. To add to his exuberance, he has French heritage, and the French language is considered to be a romance language. His expression rarely deviates from a smile, even when hurt. His mannerism includes always smiling, acting luxorious, posing, showing vanity, and adding French words to his sentences. To make him seem even more stylish, he's always looking at the screen, breaking the 4th wall (unless he's talking to somebody).
However, it was revealed in Season 4 that this personality is mostly a facade. He acts prideful to hide the fact that he truely feels insecure. He views himself as below everyone else in Class 1-A, due to his insecurity about having a defective quirk. Due to his thoughts of himself, he is naturally a loner, who lacks social skills. Deku has stated that Yuga's social skills are very unreadable, as when he appeared to be creepy, he actually was trying to be nice.
His confidence is also fake. While he appeared confident in his fight against classmate Mina Ashido, he likely had no confidence at all. She beat him easily. When he's showing his true colors, he'll prefer to hide rather than fight, as shown when he hid from the villains in a bush during the Forest Training Camp Arc. However, he will be willing to take any chance to save a comrade, as shown when he gave Mr. Compress a surprise attack with his beam in their mission to retrieve Bakugo from capture by the villains.
Also to relieve his insecurities of being inferior by helping. His wish is to just be a normal hero.
Powers & Abilities
Navel Laser: Aoyoma's Quirk allows him to fire a sparkly laser from his chest, this beam is powerful enough to blast through solid concrete and propel him in whatever direction he chooses.
The major drawback is that Aoyoma will suffer from intestinal troubles if his Quirk is used for more than one second, it is explained that his own body isn't accustomed to his power due to a birth defect, in which he wears his support belt to compensate.
While Aoyoma originally had trouble with his Quirk, further training in U.A. High School allowed him to reduce his weaknesses and become better at handling it.
Navel Buffet Laser: Yuga fires beams from his belt as well as his shoulders.
Navel Saber: Yuga concentrates energy from his ability and shapes it into a cutting blade attached to his belt.
Can't Stop Twinkling: Supernova: After charging his Navel Laser for 5 seconds, Yuga can unleash a much more powerful laser that has a wider diameter and is more destructive. This takes 4 seconds longer to charge than what he can comfortably withstand, which is why he doesn't use it often.
- In the anime, one with a good eye can notice that Aoyoma is often looking right at the screen.
- Horikoshi claims that he doesn't understand him much, but finds him fun to draw.
- It is possible that Aoyoma comes from a well-off family, given his fashionable method of dress.
- He has the most ridiculous Hero Name in his class.
- The fandom tend to give him nicknames based on his flamboyant love of sparkling.
U.A. High School