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This clip keeps getting put up and taken down, because both sides get it. Especially this last part... this guy's whole style's gonna spread like a plague. From the punks with a few priors to the really bad guys on the run... anyone who's anyone... myself included, of course. All that evil scattered around out there... we're all gripped by the same fever. We'll all be drawn to the organization he was working with... the League of Villains.
~ Giran

The League of Villains (in Japanese: 敵連合, Viran rengō) is the main antagonistic organization from the manga/anime series My Hero Academia. They are a group of villains and criminals, whose objective is to destroy the society of Pro Heroes, and create a new one with them at the top of the world, filled with nothing but chaos.

The group was founded by a man known as All For One, but is currently led by Tomura Shigaraki, with Kurogiri as the second-in-command and Shigaraki's assistant. Originally, the League of Villains consisted a total amount of 75 members. However, after their defeat at the USJ, the amount of villains reduced drastically, with Tomura Shigaraki and Kurogiri being the only ones remaining.

With the widespread of Stain and his ideology, however, the League of Villains have increased in number of members as more villains began to join. Following the battle in Deika City against the Meta Liberation Army, the League of Villains have formed an alliance with the Meta Liberation Army and started a new organization all together; the Paranormal Liberation Front.



In the past, a mysterious man went by the name of his Quirk, "All For One", which granted him the ability to steal other Quirks and use them for his own use. This lead to him forming the foundation of the League of Villains and eventually became Japan's ruler.

His younger brother, however, opposed All For One's tyranny, but was unable to do anything about it. All For One decided to give him a Quirk that could stockpile power. Unknown to the two, however, his younger brother had a Quirk that could be passed down to others. The two Quirks fused together, creating One For All.

As time went by, One For All was eventually passed down to Toshinori Yagi and defeated All For One's tyranny. All For One survived, however and has since remained hidden in the shadows, recovering from his injuries.

Before his defeat, All For One came across a young boy named Tenko Shimura, who had suffered from a tragic event. Blaming society for not helping the boy, All For One decided to take the boy under his care and raise him as his successor.

Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

The League of Villains infilitrate the USJ.

The League of Villains lead their first attack at the USJ, lead by Tomura Shigaraki, expecting for All Might to be around and take the opportunity to kill him. Most of their forces were defeated by the Class 1-A students, with Tomura, Kurogiri and Nomu left standing.

All Might eventually arrived to save his students, in which he engaged a hard fought battle against Nomu. After Nomu's defeat, more Pro Heroes arrive, dispatching the rest of the villains. Tomura and Kurogiri managed to escape, though barely, while Nomu is left behind to be captured by the police.

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Hiding in the shadows, Tomura Shigaraki watched the Sports Festival event on his computer, specifically observing Izuku Midoriya, who he had noted was strikingly similar to All Might in terms of his power. Meanwhile, Kurogiri searched for recruits where he eventually came across the infamous Hero Killer, Stain.

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

After bringing him to their hideout, Tomura attempts to recruit Stain in the league and assigns him the task of finding Izuku Midoriya. However, Stain begins see the conflict in their goals and ultimately refuses to take any part with them, believing that Tomura has no conviction whatsoever. He does agree that they both want to destroy the current society they live, but despite this, Tomura wants him to simply leave.

The villains begin to gather up.

Kurogiri then takes the two to the rooftop, where Stain eventually goes back to continuing his task of purging heroes. Fed up with the Hero Killer, Tomura decides to join the action and sends in three Nomus to cause havoc. Eventually, all of the Nomus are defeated and Stain becomes the main attraction to the media, leaving Tomura incredibly frustrated.

Final Exams Arc

With news being spread about Stain's defeat, his ideology is caught on by many villains, who slowly begin to gather up and meet up with the League of Villains. Giran brings in two villains that are interested in joining, Himiko Toga and Dabi. Displeased with their interests in Stain, Tomura attempts to dispose of them, only for Kurogiri to interfere the potential brawl. Tomura then leaves, while Kurogiri suggests the two to give him some time and come back another day.

Tomura shaping his conviction, using Stain's ideals.

Meanwhile, Tomura coincidentally encounters his archenemy, Izuku Midoriya, at a mall. Tomura's intentions were simply to get Stain off his mind and thus meant no real harm. He asks for Midoriya's answer and advice regarding the topic, to which Midoriya replies that he could understand what Stain was trying to achieve and that he never abandoned his goal.

With all of this information gathered, Tomura began to put two and two together and comes to the conclusion as to why he constantly finds himself failing; it's all because of All Might. From this point on, Tomura began to shape his conviction, using Stain's ideology as a starting point for the League of Villains.

Forest Training Camp Arc

The Vanguard Action Squad observing.

Eventually, Toga and Dabi are recruited in the league along with other villains; Muscular, Mustard, Moonfish, Spinner and Magne. They are given their first task to attack the U.A. campsite and capture Katsuki Bakugo. They observe the campsite, as they wait for the remaining three members to arrive.

Once everyone arrives, Dabi leads the attack, creating chaos among the area. Eventually, they were successful in capturing Bakugo and inflicting pain upon plenty of the students and supervisors, but at the cost of losing Mustard, Moonfish and Muscular, who were arrested by the police.

HIdeout Raid Arc

Bakugo's capture.

After capturing Bakugo, Tomura welcomes him to their hideout and attempts to recruit him as his apprentice. He explains to Bakugo that the league are aiming to create a just society, as the current society of heroes are failing to maintaining this. Despite this, Bakugo refuses, as he's already been persuaded by All Might's beliefs and actions. Nonetheless, Tomura orders Bakugo's restraints to be removed, only for Bakugo to then strike him.

Eventually, the Pro Heroes arrive and raid the hideout, where they restrain the majority of the villains. However, they are soon teleported away by All For One, while also sending out Nomus to dispatch the heroes. All For One then uses Kurogiri's Warp Gate to provide escape for the league. Once that was done, All For One engaged All Might one last time in their final battle.

All For One is eventually defeated by All Might, using the final remains of his Quirk, One For All. He is later arrested and sent to Tatarus, losing a great leader among the league.

Hero License Exam Arc

In order to avoid the police, the League of Villains split up and scattered all over the place. At the same time, they individually went out seeking for new recruits. Meanwhile, Himiko Toga infiltrated the Hero License Exam, posing as a student of Shiketsu High, Camie. From there, she comes across Izuku Midoriya, in which she manages to gain a sample of his blood. Dabi later comes across of a group of thugs that he decides to dispose of, thinking of them as nothing but trash. Twice eventually returns to the league with a new villain, Kai Chisaki.

Internship Arc

The Eight Precepts of Death.

Tomura believes that Chisaki has come to be recruited, but in reality, Chisaki has no interest in joining, due to Shigaraki's lack of organization and leadership. Instead, Chisaki offers the proposition of taking them under his wing, seeking to become the next crime lord of Japan. Magne refuses, but is then immediately blown up by Chisaki after coming in contact with him. Mr. Compress attempts to stop him, but then he loses his arm in the process. Tomura attempts to kill Chisaki, but one of Chisaki's subordinates sacrifices himself, taking the hit. Soon, the rest of the Eight Precepts of Death infiltrate their base, but Chisaki ends the dispute before it can result into a full on slaughter. Chisaki then suggests Tomura to meet up with him eventually and takes his leave with his group of villains.

Tomura eventually meets with Chisaki once more in his hideout, where the two form an agreement of transferring Twice and Toga as brief members of the Eight Precepts of Death. After Chisaki's defeat by Izuku Midoriya, Twice and Toga take the opportunity to make their escape.

Tomura successfully defeats Chisaki.

Tomura and the rest of league chase down the police, who happen to have Chisaki arrested. The Pro Hero, Snatch, attempts to stop them, but he is eventually defeated by Mr. Compress, who traps him in a marble containing Dabi's flames. After crashing the van and dispatching the police, Tomura approaches Chisaki then proceeds to torture him by destroying one of his arms, while the other is destroyed by Mr. Compress. The league then take their leave, leaving Chisaki completely defenseless.

Gigantomachia reveals himself.

Meanwhile, Kurogiri was out in the woods, being chased down by Gran Torino and the police. They eventually managed to capture him and place him under arrest. Before they could leave, however, Kurogiri reveals his reasoning for being here and that is to seek out the League of Villains' "secret weapon". He asks Gran Torino if he is familiar with what he's referring to, but Torino perfers that he speaks about it behind bars. Suddenly, the entire area begins to shake and a massive behemoth appears out of the forest, confronting the group of heroes. Kurogiri introduces himself as one of All For One's faithful servants; Gigantomachia.

After a dangerous confrontation, a heavily injured Gran Torino was able to escape with the police, and Kurogiri was placed behind bars for the time being.

Pro Hero Arc

Hood, the first evolved Nomu.

The League of Villains continue to develop more advanced Nomus without the aid of All For One. The first known one created, Hood, was given the task by Dabi to face off against the current No. 1 Pro Hero, Endeavor.

Hood would eventually encounter both Endeavor and Hawks and proceed to battle the two. Hood initially proved to be a deadly force that was too much for Endeavor to handle, but with the help of Hawks, Endeavor was finally able to put the beast down for good. With his expectations being surpassed, Dabi decided to confront Endeavor himself and trapped him in spiral vortex of flames. Dabi was prepared to take out Endeavor for good, but was forced to retreat when the Pro Hero, Miruko, arrived to the scene.

Dabi later met up with Hawks, who had secretly affliated himself with the League of Villains. Unknown to them, however, Hawks was actually a double agent sent from the Hero Public Safety Comission to spy on the league. The two discussed the matter regarding Hood and how Dabi did not keep his word about the plan. The two eventually departure on their own ways, with Dabi telling him he's not ready to meet the boss just yet.

Meta Liberation Army

The current state of the League of Villains.

Prior to the events of the Pro Hero Arc, the League of Villains continued to keep a low profile, due to their lack of resources. While Tomura continued to get in contact with All For One's doctor, he also continued to seek out more recruits, as well as attack other villainous organizations that may prove to be a hinderance. Recently, the villains have finished slaughtering members of the Creature Rejection Clan, ultimately dissolving the organization.

Gigantomachia eventually discovered the league and battled them to see if Tomura was indeed a worthy successor of All For One. However, Gigantomachia discovered that the villains were too weak and thus went into a mental breakdown, destroying everything around him. Ujiko, speaking through the radio, was able to calm him down and while Gigantomachia was subdued, Ujiko took the rest of the villains to his hideout where he revealed the creation of his new Nomu army, the High-End. Despite knowing his childish and insane motivations, Ujiko decided to provide his resources Tomura he needed to make the league strong as a whole and returned the villains back to their hideout.

The League of Villains head out to save Giran.

After a month later, the league continue their attempts to tame Gigantomachia, who still refuses to accept Tomura as All For One's successor. When Gigantomachia finally manages to rest, the villains regroup with each other and rested for a bit. They eventually received a call from the villain known as Re-Destro, who reveals to them he has captured Giran and challenges them to battle his army or else the heroes will come and arrest them.

With no other choice, the league head out to Deiku City to take up his challenge. Once they reached there, they encounter two of the top executives of the Meta Liberation Army, Chitose Kizuki and Koku Hanabata, leading an army of various Quirk users and proceeded to engage in battle.

Following the battle between the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army, the climatic battle came to its end when Tomura defeated the supreme commander, Re-Destro. Seeing how Tomura has become liberated, Re-Destro forms a truce with Tomura. The two decide to merge both villainous organizations into the Paranormal Liberation Front.


Vanguard Action Squad

The Vanguard Action Squad.

The Vanguard Action Squad are a group of elite criminals, lead by Dabi. They were the first new members to join the League of Villains. They carry out the majority of tasks given by Tomura Shigaraki and Kurogiri, with their first initial attack being the attack on the U.A. campsite.


Main article: Nomus

The Nomus that attacked Hosu.

The Nomus, also known as Artificial Humans, are modified, undead humans that have been transformed into mindless creatures, ranging in power and strength. They serve as minions and pawns for Tomura Shigaraki. Some of them consist of unique abilities, such as the flying Nomu, which had the ability to fly. For the most part, they are capable of regenerating their injuries and taking heavy hits.

The Nomus were initially mindless creatures that would follow their superior's orders with no hesitation. However, with the help of Ujiko, the League of Villains have recently been able to develop Nomus with their own sentience and self awareness known as the High-End. The first among these evolved Nomu is Hood.

In addition to the High-Ends, these also include the Near-High Ends, who are more or less the same as the normal High-Ends in terms of power and speed, but are not fully completed. As a result, they lack their own sentient intelligence and haven't developed the ability to speak until they reach to their testing phase.

  • Nomu (imprisoned)
  • Flying Nomu (deceased)
  • Four-eyed Nomu (imprisoned)
  • Eyeless Nomu (deceased)
  • Chainsaw Nomu (unknown)
  • Hood (deceased)
  • Johnny (deceased)
  • Mocha (deceased)
  • Woman (deceased)
  • Eleph (deceased)
  • Robot (deceased)
  • Chubs (deceased)
  • Ribby (deceased)

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League of Villains
All For One | Tomura Shigaraki | Kurogiri | Daruma Ujiko | Gigantomachia
Vanguard Action Squad: Dabi | Himiko Toga | Spinner | Twice | Mr. Compress | Muscular | Moonfish | Mustard | Magne | Chainsaw Nomu
Nomus: Kurogiri | Nomu | Chainsaw Nomu | Hood | Woman | Eleph | Robot | Chubs | Ribby
Associates: Giran

Shie Hassaikai
Leaders: Overhaul | Chronostasis | Mimic
Eight Bullets: Rikiya Katsukame | Shin Nemoto | Kendo Rappa | Toya Setsuno | Yu Hojo | Soramitsu Tabe | Deidoro Sakaki | Hekiji Tengai

Meta Liberation Army
Grand Commander: Re-Destro
Leaders: Curious | Trumpet | Skeptic
Warriors: Geten | Slidin' Go
Original Members: Destro

Paranormal Liberation Front
Grand Commander: Tomura Shigaraki
Lieutenants: Dabi | Himiko Toga | Twice | Mr. Compress | Spinner | Re-Destro | Trumpet | Skeptic | Geten
Warriors: Gigantomachia | Slidin' Go
Associates: Daruma Ujiko | Giran

Villain Factory
Kuin Hachisuka | Number 6

Two Heroes: Wolfram | Swordkil | Daigo | Nobu
Heroes Rising: Nine | Slice | Mummy | Chimera
World Heroes' Mission: Humarise (Flect Turn | Beros | Sidero | Serpenters | Leviathan)

Creature Rejection Clan | Dictator | Endeavor | Ending | Gentle | Innsmouth | Kotaro Shimura | La Brava | Lady Nagant | Peerless Thief | Reservoir Dogs | Stain | Starservant | Sludge Villain