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|“||I don't think so. Because I am here.||„|
|~ All For One's slogan.|
|“||This impending void era will give rise to a more perfect demon lord. This will be the story of how I become the greatest demon lord of all!||„|
|~ All For One's desire to be a Symbol of Evil|
All For One (in Japanese: オール・フォー・ワン, Ōru Fō Wan), also known as Sensei (in Japanese: 先生, Sensei) is the overarching antagonist of the manga/anime series My Hero Academia. He serves as the main antagonist of the Hideout Raid arc and is the archenemy of All Might.
He is a mysterious man with a completely deformed face who was defeated by the hero All Might and is the founder of the League of Villains with his disciple, Tomura Shigaraki, as his successor. After his defeat, All For One was imprisoned, and Tomura took his place as the leader of the league.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Theme
- 7 Trivia
- 8 External links
- 9 Navigation
In the past, All For One appeared as a normal young man with a notable suit and short, white hair. However, his face is not shown completely.
After his crushing defeat, he appears completely different than before. His face is heavily deformed with a scar tissue from his upper lip to the back of his head and neck, resulting in his loss of eyesight. He also has two tubes connected to his throat which allows him to breathe.
When battling the pro heroes and All Might, All For One wore a mask with a skull-like structure that acts as a life support system.
All For One is shown to be a manipulative, mysterious and sinister individual. He is able to create complex and elaborate plans in a little matter of time and then orders Tomura to fulfil them. He is a psychopathic individual with twisted ideals and does whatever it take to spread his influence across Japan, whether it'd be through manipulation and exploiting others for the sake of benefiting himself. Because of his sheer power and genius intellect, he is confident in himself and is capable of executing his plans successfully. He does not believe in justice or morality because he claims they don't adhere to reality. Furthermore, he justifies all of the lives that he's taken as necessary for restoring the broken society that arose when quirks first arrived. His power and intimidation are enough to make many people tremble with fear, and when Class 1-A students saw him, they were all terrified, some of them forming tears of fear and causing them to have visions of their own deaths.
He is also a calm and even-tempered individual, even in the worst situations. He is perfectly fine with dispensing several Nomus for Tomura, and when he discovered that the Nomu designed to kill All Might was taken into custody, he was not angered whatsoever, simply saying that it couldn't be helped. He rarely ever shows his fury, although he loathes All Might for crippling him and taking his powers. When he was defeated by All Might, not only did he show no sign of anger and frustration, but he was happy and assured himself that he won by destroying the meaning of "Symbol of Peace". He was also not angry nor disappointed with Tomura's failure, as he assured him that he will be able to try again with the Vanguard Action Squad at his side.
Despite his power-hungry, ruthless, manipulative personality, All for One does appear to harbor some form of affection for Tomura. Although he picked him off the streets due to his lineage to Nana Shimura, he still supported him when no one else would, guiding him and constantly lending his support and resources, regardless of the losses that resulted. Even when Tomura failed, All for One assured him that he would try again and mature to be a more successful villain, reaching his hand out and offering his continued assistance.
Additionally, he appeared to have a twisted sense of love for his little brother, who tried to rebel against him and despised his tyranny and the methods he used to gain power. Instead of killing his brother when he rebelled, he imprisoned him and tried to convince him to change, actually giving a quirk to his little brother out of pity and kindness to make him more powerful. All For One was also shown to have a genuine friendship with scientist Daruma Ujiko, due to being the only one to respect the doctor's research. All For One was even shown thanking the doctor from the bottom of his heart and calling him a friend. All For One was also shown to treat his followers with respect. He stated during his fight with All Might he hated him for bringing down his comrades in the past and went out of his way to ensure the League of Villains escaped safely went the heroes attacked.
It appears that his relationship with Tomura isn't truly genuine however, as All For One would later appear as an illusional vestige in Tomura's memories and attempt to take control of his body, so that he may take back One For All from Izuku Midoriya. All For One didn't show a forced attempt to do so however, even when Tomura resisted his will and actually cheered Tomura on when he resisted (as it proved Tomura was strong enough to be his successor), even telling Tomura to retreat to let his body heal. Despite this, he would later get another chance and succeed in taking over Tomura's body, intending to use him in order to free himself from prison.
On top of this, All For One appears to have a very strong obsession with obtaining One For All, and in addition, all Quirks he can get his hands on. This is shown with him admitting on having a bad habit of stealing and storing Quirks, even if he has no real need for them.
Despite his evil nature, All For One did explain that feeling the consciousnesses of those whose Quirks he had stolen leave him feeling discouraged, which signifies that he is at least capable of feeling some semblance of remorse for others. At the same time though, he scoffs at the thought of him being capable of such feelings, as it pairs him with ordinary humans who are capable of feeling guilt for their wrongdoings, showing just how highly he views himself above others.
During the time that Quirks began to pop up, a mysterious, sinister man was born with a powerful Quirk that allowed him to steal other Quirks. Going by the name of his Quirk, "All For One", he stole many Quirks from people. His overwhelming power would help him rise in rank, allowing him to become Japan's ruler, submitting its people by force.
His younger brother, however, refused to submit to his evil ways. All For One explained to him that he's simply trying to help people by granting them powers for them to accomplish their dreams, especially those that are weak. He believes that he is trying to restore order to the world, but his brother didn't want to hear it. He then demonstrates his power on two people that wanted their dreams fulfilled, a man who wished to have his mutated jaw removed and a man that wanted power. Once he granted them their desires, they genuinely thanked him, hoping to repay him. Despite all of this, his brother could see that he was merely submitting them to his will.
While he disliked his brother for appearing sickly and weak, he still loved him nonetheless, as he was his only family left. All For One soon found out that his brother refused to eat anything he gave him, hence his scrawny appearance. All For One decided that, out of pity for his brother as well as in order to gain his submission, he would give him a Quirk that can stockpile in power. Unknown to the two of them, however, his younger brother had a dormant Quirk that could be passed down to others. The two Quirks fused together, creating the Quirk known as "One For All".
As All For One would fight his brother who proved unable to defeat him. All For One would then devote himself to obtaining his brother's powers always battling and killing the successor as it passed down through generations. One For All would eventually reach the 7th wielder, Nana Shimura, who fought hard against All For One. Despite her best efforts, she was eventually killed by him, but not before she was able to pass down her power to Toshinori Yagi. Toshinori would later become the Pro Hero known as All Might and eventually beat All For One in a brutal battle, but unknown to him, All For One managed to survive.
Since then, All For One has remained hidden in the shadows, recovering from his injuries. In the meantime, he took in a young boy named Tenko Shimura, who was left alone underneath a bridge. He offered him a room with toys and games, as well as the hands of his deceased family members and two crooks he killed. Naming him "Tomura Shigaraki", All For One began preparing to raise the young boy as his successor, as well as a giant behemoth as a potential candidate.
Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc
After Tomura's failure at attempting to kill All Might at the U.A.'s USJ, Tomura was brought back to the hideout with Kurogiri. Tomura complained to his master, saying that the plan was ultimately a failure. His master, speaking on screen, tells him that nothing went wrong and that this was simply the beginning of Tomura Shigaraki rising to become the greatest fear of society.
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
While Tomura watched the U.A. Sports Festival going live, his mentor advised him to specifically observe Izuku Midoriya, stating that in time, he may become a problem that he'll eventually have to deal with.
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
When the Hero Killer, Stain, was brought in by the league, he refused to join their ranks and instead attacked them, paralyzing Tomura and Kurogiri with his Quirk. Kurogiri asks if he should try to interfere, but All For One prevents it, stating that this is a good step for Tomura to learn from his mistakes.
After Stain's capture, All For One was satisfied to see with how things are going to plan. He believes that Tomura will be capable of creating a new band of villains and lead them. His doctor, however, expresses doubt, stating that All For One would be able to get things done faster. All For One then says he should hurry up and fix his injuries then. He then states that he will allow Tomura to continue on acting his successor, saying that All Might should celebrate while he can, for his time is about to come to an end.
Hideout Raid Arc
When Katsuki Bakugo was kidnapped by the league, he was brought upon by Tomura, who attempted to convince him to join their ranks. Bakugo refused and instead attacked Tomura. With the heroes on their way, Tomura requests his master to lend him his power, in which All For One replies that was a good decision on Tomura's part.
Eventually, All For One decides to take action himself. After the league were raided and pinned by the Pro Heroes and the police, All For One then proceeds to destroy the entire hideout, then begins to send in Nomus to Tomura's aid, after defeating a couple of the Pro Heroes. He is then confronted by Best Jeanist, who managed to reduce the impact of All For One's destruction. All For One was impressed, but nonetheless, he proceeded to beat him down. He refused to take his Quirk and instead leaves him be in his beaten state.
All For One eventually brings Katsuki and the villains to him, apologizing for all of the chaos occurring. He then confronts Tomura, stating that, while he has failed, he is not disappointed nor angry with him. Instead, he believes that Tomura can continue to improve from this as much as he can.
All Might then suddenly appears into the action and begins to clash with his archenemy, ensuing the long waited rematch between the two. All Might ensures him that this time around, he will make sure that All For One is down for good, only for him to be blasted away by the villain. All For One then proceeds to use Kurogiri's Warp Gate and sends the villains off for them to escape, including Tomura.
All For One then proceeds to engage All Might in a battle once more, using Gran Torino as a meat shield to take All Might's attacks. While doing so, he expresses his hatred for the hero that brought him and his comrades down in society and ensures that he will suffer greatly. All Might eventually manages to get Gran Torino out of the way, then proceeds to attack All For One, destroying his mask.
All For One then begins to taunt All Might, in order to psychologically break him down. He mentions his deceased mentor, Nana Shimura and how much of a failure she was, causing All Might to build in rage. After expressing how she died a meaningless death, All Might prepared to attack him once more, only to be blasted away. All For One then expresses that he does not simply just want to kill him, but for him to die slowly in the most painful and gruesome way possible. All For One then sends another blast at him, only for it to be blocked away. However, in the process, All For One was able to reduce him to his true form, revealed to the public eye.
Despite this, All Might continues the fight, believing that he still holds hope inside his frail body. Finally, All For One decides to destroy his morality completely by revealing him the shocking truth; Tomura Shigaraki is Shimura's grandson. This causes All Might to be reduced in a devastated state, in which All For One mocks him at how he suddenly lost his smile, the shining hope he would bring to people. However, All Might was eventually able to recover the trauma from the motivation gained by both the Pro Heroes and the civilians around him. Thus, this encourages All Might to go all out, once and for all. All For One then decides to go all out as well, using a variety of the Quirks he's stolen to give him a tremendous boost in power.
In an intense battle, All Might was eventually able to finish off All For One with his final finishing move; United States of Smash. The impact of the move caused All For One to be knocked out for the time being. As a result of the battle, All Might eventually lost all the remnants of One For All in him.
All For One was later placed in Tartarus, a jail for criminals where even the death penalty is not a good punishment. During his time, All For One expresses joy, stating that he was not upset about his lost against All Might and instead believes that he actually won. Because of the current state he is in, All For One believes that Tomura's hatred for All Might will continue to grow even stronger and in time, he will become strong enough to inherit his power.
Hero License Exam Arc
During his time in Tartarus, All For One eventually received a visit from his archenemy, All Might, who decided that it was time to settle old scores in a conversation. All For One talks about how tight the security is, in which he believes the prison is modeled in the form of Tartarus. All For One then proceeds to taunt All Might, asking if he's still working as a hero, much to All Might's annoyance. All Might simply demands him for Shigaraki's location, but All For One states he has no clue. All Might wishes to know what he's even trying to accomplish behind all of this.
All For One explains to him that he and him are essentially alike. While All Might aims to be a hero a justice, All For One aims to be a king of evil and that he wishes to continue these ideologies of his own for eternity. Confused, All Might asks why he even bothered with a successor, in which All For One laughs, stating that it's because All Might took everything away he built.
All For One then quickly requests about how society is currently functioning, now that All Might is retired. All Might refuses to exchange any info, but nonetheless, All For One makes a prediction in which society is currently living in fear and is slowly losing trust in their heroes. He believes that those that have been casted aside from society will step up to shape society in their images. All For One then asks how All Might feels, knowing that he can't do anything else at this point.
Despite everything that All For One's stated, All Might is not affected by his words. Instead, he will make sure that his vision of society never happens and that he will still remain alive to see it. All Might then leaves his cell, telling him that he can remain sitting there for the rest of his life. As he leaves, All For One begins to chuckle.
Pro Hero Arc
As All For One continues to remain being locked up in Tartarus, he later revealed that he cannot give Quirks back to their original wielders once a certain time has passed up. He expresses joy in how he can't help himself, as it's a bad habit of his. The moment he sees a good Quirk, he takes the opportunity of claiming and using it before time of it being returned runs out.
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
During the events between the war of heroes and villains, Naomasa and Gran Torino had approached All For One in regards to Kurogiri, after finding out he was made from the corpse of Oboro Shirakumo. When asked how exactly he was making the Nomus, All For One described the process similar to how wine is produced.
Later during the day, a vestige of All For One appears within Tomura's mind, who is currently unconscious inside his container for the time being. It is here that All For One reveals to Tomura that the surgery performed on him gave him access to the original version of his Quirk, as All For One has been using a duplicated version this entire time. As Tomura approaches him, vestiges of his family try to pull him back, but he simply shrugs them off and proceeds to head towards his master.
Eventually, Tomura awakens from his state and gains access to All For One's Quirk. During his battle with the heroes, however, Tomura begins to hear All For One's voice in his head as he utters strange statements such as referring to Izuku as his "little brother." All For One tells him to claim One For All from Izuku Midoriya, but Tomura refuses, as he intends to start his own path of villainy, one that will allow him to become greater than All For One.
Afterwards, Tomura continues to battle the heroes once more. He sustains serious injuries from Endeavor's attacks, but nonetheless, is still able to stand. All For One then takes this opportunity to take control of his body. As a result, using Tomura's body, All For One proceeds to use his Forced Quirk Activation within his original Quirk. In doing so, he manages to stab through Katsuki Bakugo. He then grabs Izuku himself, in which he sends him into a realm where he watches Tomura being restrained by All For One. Nana Shimura then appears alongside with Izuku, much to All For One's surprise, as he mocks her for being pathetic and incompetent. He then explains the situation they are in where he has heard people who change after having organ transplants and he's the strangest of the bunch, in which he experiences dreams where he hears the voices of the people whose Quirks he's stolen from, causing him to feel discouraged and guilt. However, once he let go of that Quirk, those voices were gone from his head. All For One believes that Quirk factors as a whole contain a consciousness of its original wielder and compares it to how organs contain the DNAs of others. He also believed that, with his particular Quirk, he was unique among everyone as he could combine Quirks with others and interact with those voices.
All For One then came to realize that his brother possessed this very same trait with One For All as he passed down the consciousness of his and others to future generations. All For One then notes of Tomura's hatred towards both him and his grandmother, much to his amusement as his anger is causing the will of One For All to crumble away. All For One's brother then appears, and together, he and Nana try to resist Tomura's rage as they wish to stay with Izuku Midoriya. All For One then decides that he and Tomura should combine their powers together so that they can accomplish their goal in stripping One For All away from Izuku. However, the heroes manage to resist against the villains' will, causing Izuku and Tomura to be separated from each other.
Realizing their plan has somewhat backfired, All For One tells Tomura that he must retreat for the time being, in order to let his body regain its full strength, but Tomura refuses. Despite this, Tomura's body ends up falling unconscious. Eventually, Gigantomachia arrives to the battle with the rest of the remaining forces. Spinner manages to take Tomura away from the field while Dabi and Gigantomachia fight off against the heroes. All For One then takes control of Tomura's body once more, as he notes of his loyal allies and his hatred that fuels his power to greater lengths.
Eventually, Dabi, Spinner and Skeptic managed to escape with Tomura's body, as All For One sent out Near High-End Nomus to battle off against the heroes, while the remaining Near High-End Nomus helped them leave the battlefield. Still under the possession of All For One, All For One plots to break into Tartarus with the Near High-End Nomus to free his main body.
Eventually, he arrives at the prison by riding on a flying Nomu, where Tomura begins to regain control and tries to fight All For One for control over his body. Tomura says that he won't be All For One's pawn, but the latter assures him that he is more than a pawn to, that he will become the "next me." All For One then finds his body deep underground underneath sea level, noting that the water pressure will kill him and Tomura's body is weakening, so he requires the other villains. He plans a cooperative operation with a shared awareness between the prisoners and proceeds to break out all of the prisoners from their cell blocks, including himself. All For One succeeds in recovering his own body, and reunites with Tomura, proclaiming that he will become the greatest demon lord of all.
Powers and Abilities
All For One is arguably the most powerful villain in the series. Because of his tremendous strength and power, he was able to rule Japan through fear and tyranny and submit people to his will by using his power. His status as the iconic Symbol of Evil was feared by so many that information regarding him would be kept in secret so that the future would never have to learn the dark ages of Quirks. The only people that have been able to stand a chance against him are the users of One for All, and even then, it took eight successors until the quirk was finally strong enough to defeat All for One.
His sinister evil has influenced even villains outside of the League of Villains that would either take on the opportunity to become the next ruler of the underworld and destroy the current society of Quirks. Notable examples are Stain and Kai Chisaki.
- All For One (in Japanese: オール・フォー・ワン, Ōru Fō Wan): All For One allows him to steal people's Quirks and renders them his own. He can even combine his stolen Quirks to create destructive attacks. This Quirk also allows him to grant Quirks to others. Overall, he has stolen a variety of Quirks with his ability, including:
- Search (in Japanese: サーチ, Sāchi): All For One can observe and monitor up to 100 people at a time, including their location and weak points. This Quirk was stolen from the pro hero, Ragdoll.
- Warping (in Japanese: 転送, Tensō): Similar to Kurogiri's Warp Gate, All For One is capable of producing black liquids that acts a portals. He is capable of producing multiple black liquid portals, as shown when he was transporting many Nomus into the League of Villains' hideout. This Quirk has its limits, however, as it can only warp things, depending on his location, or if he focuses, the location of someone he's acquainted with, and only works if it is used on someone he shares a close relationship with.
- Air Cannon (in Japanese: 空気を押し出す, Kūki o Oshidasu): All For One is capable of releasing an air shockwave from his arms. This Quirk's power can also be increased by combining it with other power-up Quirks, such as Musculoskeletal Coiling.
- Forcible Quirk Activation (in Japanese: 個性強制発動, Kosei Kyōsei Hatsudō): All For One is capable of forcefully activating someone's Quirk against their will, regardless of being conscious or not. He pulls this off by creating vein-like appendages from his fingers, which then attach to a target and activate their Quirk. This was demonstrated on Kurogiri, where All For One activated his Warp Gate and make him create a portal.
- Impact Recoil (in Japanese: 衝撃反転, Shōgeki Hanten): All For One is capable of reflecting the impact of an attack back at its attacker.
- Infrared Ray (in Japanese: 赤外線, Sekigaisen): This Quirk allows All For One sense his surroundings, as well as see through his blindness. However, he has very limited time when using this Quirk.
- Air Walk (in Japanese: エアウォーク, Eawōku): This Quirk allows All For One to levitate in mid air.
- Life Force: According to All Might, All For One gained a longevity Quirk that allows him to live for long periods of time, making him practically immortal. This Quirk is later revealed to be the original Life Force Quirk that was passed onto him by Daruma Ujiko.
- Musculoskeletal Coiling (in Japanese: 筋骨発条化, Kinkotsu Hatsujō-ka): This Quirk increases All For One's physical prowess, as well as increase the power of his other Quirks.
- Proliferation (in Japanese: 増殖, Zōshoku): All For One uses this Quirk to create multiple arms for him.
- Hypertrophy (in Japanese: 肥大化, Hidaika): All For One uses this Quirk to increase the size of his arm.
- Rivet (in Japanese: 鋲, Byō): This Quirk creates rivet-like-growths on All For One's arm.
- Bonespear (in Japanese: 槍骨, Sōkotsu): This Quirk creates drill-like bone structures on All For One's arm.
- Possession: It's revealed that All For One gives the current user a mental link with the previous ones, due to their psyche having been imprinted onto the Quirk. As a result, Tomura begins displaying his master's personality traits upon receiving the Quirk (recognizing his "Little Brother") and can speak to him inside a mysterious realm within his mind, similar to One For All. If he is able to extend his will enough, All For One can even take control over Tomura's body; albeit temporarily.
- Genius Intellect: All For One has shown to possess a high degree of intelligence. Being the true mastermind behind the league, he has also been the one that's been plotting against the heroes. He also seems to have knowledge of the Quirks that he's stolen, as shown when explaining the advantages/disadvantages of his Transmission Quirk. Due to this, this allows him to use his Quirk in creative ways, as means for creating disastrous attacks.
- Charisma: Combined with his very high intelligence and power, as well as his normally calm and controlled disposition. All For One had a great amount of charisma and managed to rally dozens of people to join his cause and aid in his tyranny.
- Manipulation: All For One was capable of rallying followers through persuasion, manipulation and exploitation as well. With his ability to take and give quirks, he manipulated many to become his pawns to where he eventually gained rule over all of Japan.
- Fear Inducement: His appearance in the Hideout Raid Arc showed that All For One's mere presence is capable of instilling a paralyzing fear into others. While there, his presence caused Izuku Midoriya, Tenya Iida, Shoto Todoroki, Eijiro Kirishima and Momo Yaoyorozu to all freeze up and have visions of their own deaths.
- Immense Strength: All For One possesses a massive degree of super strength, as he is capable of easily sending All Might flying through buildings with just his bare hands. Because of this, it took all of All Might's power to defeat him a second time.
- Immense Speed: All For One is extremely fast, as shown when he defeated the Pro Heroes in the League of Villains' warehouse in just a split second.
- Immense Durability: All For One has shown to possess a extreme amount of durability. He was able to tank many hard blows from All Might, as well as survive his finishing move, United States of Smash.
- Enhanced Senses: Despite losing his eyesight, All For One is able to sense his surroundings through sound, due to his hearing. He can also sense vibrations in the air.
Overall, All For One is an extremely cunning, powerful villain. In his prime, he was able to reduce All Might's usage of One For All by leaving a massive, scarred wound below his chest. He is also capable of taking down other Pro Heroes with relative ease.
The Power of All For One by Yuki Hayashi
- All For One's relationship with Tomura Shigaraki is identical to All Might's relationship with Izuku Midoriya. Like All Might, All For One believes that Tomura Shigaraki will not only become a great successor of the League of Villains, but a great villain in general. He also acknowledges Tomura's childish nature, leaving room for him to teach him how to become a villain. He also shows a caring side for him, as he assured that Tomura will always be able to learn from his failures.
- Because of this, Tomura Shigaraki looks up to All For One as his ideal mentor and inspirational figure, like how Izuku Midoriya looks up to All Might.
- Despite his childlike behavior, it seems to be implied that All For One admires Tomura's personality in an odd way. When he defeated Best Jeanist, he refuses to take away his Quirk, as he believes that "it wouldn't fit Tomura's personality".
- As the series progresses, their relationships begin to clearly contrast each other: All Might retired from heroism and dedicated his life to mentoring Izuku, while All For One forced his ambition onto Tomura and literally took control of him, causing conflict due to their differing villainous end goals.
- All For One's name is clearly an antithesis of the name of All Might's Quirk, "One For All". While "One For All" is a Quirk that essentially grants others amazing powers and abilities, "All For One" takes all of these powers and abilities for just one person only, showing the selfish and arrogant side of All For One himself.
- All For One is the first villain in the series to be named after his own Quirk, the second being Overhaul.
- All For One's mask, life support system and dark clothing is similar to Darth Vader's appearance.
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