|“||Greetings. We are the League of Villains. Forgive our audacity, but... today, we've come here to U.A. High School—this bastion of heroism... to end the life... of All Might, the Symbol of Peace.||„|
|~ Kurogiri to Class 1-A and Thirteen|
Kurogiri is the secondary antagonist in the manga/anime series My Hero Academia. He is the League of Villains' second-in-command, and one of Tomura Shigaraki's most faithful servants. Like the rest of the League, he desires to kill All Might and help create a new world in Tomura's image.
He is voiced by Takahiro Fujiwara in the Japanese version, and Chuck Huber in the English version.
Despite appearing to be composed of nothing but pure fog, Kurogiri has a physical body. Nonetheless, he appears as a dark, ghastly-looking man with yellow eyes. He normally wears a suit with a tie and a metal collar around his entire neck as a civilian.
For his villain costume, he wears absolutely nothing, and his neck collar normally remains hidden within his foggy body. He also sometimes appears larger than he normally is.
Unlike the rest of his fellow villains, Kurogiri is a calm and collected person. When he first encounters Thirteen and his students, he introduces himself and greets them in a respectful manner, exchanging names to them and such. Nonetheless, he is quite sinister, as he has no problem with harming the heroes in any way, let alone killing them.
He also seems act as a mentor of Tomura Shigaraki's in a way, despite his position. After Nomu's defeat, Kurogiri tried to keep Shigaraki calm about the situation. When Dabi and Toga attempted to join the league, Kurogiri advised Shigaraki that he should be rationalized and allow them introduce themselves, instead of creating conflict.
Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc
Kurogiri first appears in Rescue Training, where he is shown to be transporting a variety of villains (including Tomura Shigaraki and Nomu) to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint. Afterwards, he confronts Thirteen and the U.A. students, where he begins introductions. Katsuki Bakugo and Eijro Kirishima attempt to attack him, but their attacks went right through him. He then uses his Quirk to warp the students across various areas in the USJ.
Afterwards, he takes on the pro hero Thirteen. Thirteen attempts to suck him with their Quirk, but Kurogiri notes how Thirteen has no actual combat experience when facing villains. Using this to his advantage, Kurogiri managed to trick Thirteen into using their own Quirk against them. By doing so, he opened a warp gate behind Thirteen and as a result, the vacuum of Thirteen's Quirk ended up tearing them from behind.
After dispatching Thirteen, Kurogiri then turns his attention to Tenya Iida, who planned to escape the USJ and receive back up. He was held off by Mezo Shoji, and Ochaco Uraraka later used her Quirk on him by touching his neck collar, causing him to float in the air. He was then taped by Hanta Sero and was thrown away by Rikido Sato.
Eventually, Kurogiri got back on ground and teleported next to Tomura Shigaraki. He informed him that Thirteen was defeated, but one of the students managed to escape, leading to Shigaraki being incredibly frustrated, threatening to kill him.
When All Might arrived, Kurogiri used his Quirk to save Nomu from All Might's attacks and was able to capture All Might in the process. He then plans on killing All Might by dragging him down into the warp gate then closing it between him till his body pops off in half. Before he could so, he was attacked by Bakugo, who then pins him down, preventing him from using his Quirk. He is later freed by Nomu, after All Might saved Bakugo from being killed.
After Nomu's defeat, All Might attempts to bluff Shigaraki and Kurogiri from attacking, in order for back up to arrive. Although Shigaraki began to panic, Kurogiri calmed him down, assuring him that Nomu had greatly weakened down All Might, giving them the opportunity to finish him off. As more villains were beginning to get back on their toe, Shigaraki eventually calmed down and agreed with Kurogiri. The two then charge towards All Might, but are later distracted by Izuku Midoriya, who plans to stop them from killing All Might. Kurogiri, however, uses his Quirk, in which Shigaraki's hand pops out of the warp gate in front of Midoriya, ready to kill him. However, the villains were eventually stopped as back up had arrived to drive the villains off. Eventually, the two barely managed to escape, with Kurogiri shielding the injured Shigaraki from Snipe's bullets and escaping Thirteen's Quirk.
The two arrived back into their hideout. A mysterious voice from a screen monitor asks them what had happened to Nomu, in which Kurogiri reports that he was defeated and were unable to bring him back, since they had no clue of his whereabouts.
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
While Tomura Shigaraki observes the U.A. students during the Sports Festival event, Kurogiri seeks out for new recruits. Eventually, he comes across the infamous serial killer known as Stain.
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
Kurogiri eventually brings back Stain to the league's hideout, where he introduces him to Tomura Shigaraki. However, things begin to not go as planned, as Tomura and Stain's conversation starts heading into a downfall. Kurogiri asks his master from the screen monitor if the meeting should still continue, to which the man replies not to intervene.
Eventually, the meeting breaks out into a battle, with both Kurogiri and Tomura injured. Kurogiri attempts to get rid of him, but is unable to as he is paralyzed. Eventually, Tomura manages to recover and attempts to kill Stain once more. Stain eventually realizes that while their interests conflict with each other, they do share a common goal in that they want to destroy the present.
Stain is eventually brought to a rooftop by Kurogiri then he resumes back to his killing spree of Pro Heroes. Tomura decides to take the opportunity of having fun with the situation by sending in three Nomus to cause havoc. However, the Nomus were eventually dispatched and Stain ultimately became the center of attention to the media, leaving Tomura incredibly frustrated. The two then head back to their hideout.
Final Exams ArcGiran eventually returns to the hideout, where he introduces Tomura and Kurogiri two villains that are interested in joining; Dabi and Himiko Toga. While Tomura was displeased, Kurogiri suggests that he should give them a chance, considering the fact that Giran went through the trouble of looking for them. Tomura eventually attempts to kill them once they realize they blindly follow Stain, but Kurogiri intervenes before anyone could get injured. Kurogiri suggests once more that he should not discard them, because once he does, there will be nothing left for them. While Tomura leaves the building, Kurogiri suggests to Dabi and Toga to give him time to cool down and return another time.
Forest Training Camp Arc
While the Vanguard Action Squad were out carrying the task of capturing Bakugo, Tomura and Kurogiri remained in the hideout where the two discuss whether or not they will succeed. When Kurogiri asks if he's simply using them as pawns and nothing more, Tomura assures him that he's not that cruel and recognizes their strength and talent.
Kurogiri eventually appears in the campsite where he uses his Quirk to allow the remaining members of the league to escape with Bakugo.
Hideout Raid ArcKurogiri was present among the league in the hideout, after Bakugo's capture. Tomura attempts to welcome Bakugo as a new member, however, Bakugo refuses to join and eventually strikes Tomura once set free. Kurogiri attempts to help Tomura, but Tomura simply tells him and the rest of the league to handle Bakugo.
Eventually, the hideout is raided by the Pro Heroes, who then begin restraining the villains. Kurogiri gets knocked out by Edgeshot, leaving him unconscious for the time being. Nomus then begin to suddenly appear in the hideout, attacking the heroes, while the villains are taken away by All For One
All For One then activates his Quirk to forcefully activate Kurogiri's Warp Gate, giving the villains the opportunity to escape. The villains are eventually teleported away.
Shie Hassaikai Arc
While the Pro Heroes battled Kai Chisaki and the Shie Hassaikai, Gran Torino, accompanied by the police, were out hunting for Kurogiri. Eventually, they managed to track him down and capture him in a forest. While Gran Torino believes that the league will fall without Kurogiri's help, Kurogiri reveals that he's been out seeking for a "ruffian" that has been living among this area. A large monster then slowly reveals itself as it approaches towards Gran Torino and the police. Kurogiri then reveals the monster to be a faithful servant of All For One's: Gigantomachia. Kurogiri was eventually caught and imprisoned in Tartarus, however he refuses to confess or disclose information about the League of Villains to the heroes or authorities.
Powers and Abilities
- Warp Gate: Kurogiri's Quirk allows him to create black holes by manipulating dark fog. These black holes act as warp gates, which can be used as transportation. Kurogiri can also use these warp gates as clever ways of attacking, as shown when he tricked Thirteen into using their own Quirk against themselves by opening a warp gate behind them. He also planned to kill All Might by closing a warp gate around him and squeeze him till his upper torso rips off.
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