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Villain Overview

Twice: "C'mon Dabi! You got your ass handed to you, by a magic scarf!!"
Dabi: "How weak, that happened fast."
Twice: "Huh?! Don't say that, better to frame this as the Pro being too strong. It's important to mind your self-esteem even on a perilous mission."
Dabi: "Whatever Twice, just make another one of me. We need to keep those Pros occupied."
Twice: "Another small fry coming right up! Leave it to me."
~ Twice to Dabi.
My folks died when I was in middle school. They were killed in some villain attack. With no other relatives, I was alone. Just me. By myself. And in modern society, when you're someone without roots... Well, not a lot of people can relate to that. I just wanted someone to talk to... All I wanted was someone I could trust and who'd trust me in return. I had a blast. When a person's life starts spiraling, what's the one thing they want? Comfort. Am I wrong? Going after that single-mindedly led to one mistake after another. It wasn't until I hit rock bottom that I realized my biggest mistake of all... I couldn't even trust myself.
~ Twice recalls his traumatic past.

Jin Bubaigawara, more known by his Villain name Twice, is a major antagonist in the manga/anime series, My Hero Academia. He is affiliated with the League of Villains and a member of the organization's Vanguard Action Squad.

He is a villain that can create clones of people or objects through physical contact. He suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder due to a past incident with his Quirk that drove him insane, and wonders if he's the true Twice or a clone that killed the original. He eventually discovered that he is the original, while providing help for his comrades.

He is voiced by Daichi Endou in the Japanese dub and Newton Pittman in the English dub.

Appearance

Twice is a 31-year-old man, with blond hair and gray-blue eyes. He has a scar in the center of his forehead, due to an incident in the past. As a civilian, he has visible trace of facial hair over his mouth and chin and he wears a blue-collared shirt over a white tank top along with a normal pair of pants and boots.

As a villain, his costume is a black and gray bodysuit that covers his whole body, along with gray boots. The upper half of his signature mask is gray with white eye sockets and the lower half covering his mouth is black. Twice also has red and green wristbands that he stored his measuring tapes in.

Personality

Prior to joining the league, Twice seems to suffer from DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), as a result of creating clones of himself. At the end of the day, he continues to wonder whether he's the original or just another clone, as the clones ended up killing each other.

When he joined the league, he gained a bit of an active personality in him. He also has a habit of contradicting himself, as he insulted Dabi at one point, then immediately praises him in the following sentence. Eventually, these feelings turned into genuine devotion and respect for his fellow members, to the point of wanting to avenge Magne, and is willing to follow any orders with little question. Despite usually being a competent villain, he is quite immature and prone to act without thinking on occasion.

He gets along well with the other members, especially Himiko Toga, who he shares a strong friendship with. Twice also seemed to have developed romantic feelings for her, due to her supportive nature. Furthermore, Twice's willingness to trust and befriend others due to his past loneliness also made him vulnerable to betrayal and broken trust, having blamed himself for Magne's death due to bringing Overhaul to their base. After Hawks reveals himself to be a spy, Twice is crushed with guilt and sadness at having his trust broken and believing that he failed the League.

When overpowered by Skeptic's duplicates, Twice eventually manages to overcome his trauma and realizes that he is in fact the original Jin. As a result, he becomes excited and fully determined to protect his comrades and no longer fears of cloning himself in battle. Despite this, he still tends to experience multiple personality issues with himself on certain occasions though it isn't as bad as before. During their final battle, it was noted by Hawks that Twice's determination and refusal to give up was in fact what made him truly dangerous, which was also what led Hawks to killing Twice.

History

Background

In the past, Jin's parents were killed during a villain attack when he was in middle school; leaving him an orphan with no blood relatives to take him in. When Jin was sixteen, he accidentally ran over a young man with his motorcycle. While the victim survived, he had broken his arm in the accident. Despite obeying the speed limit and insisting to the authorities that the man jumped into the road without warning, Jin was given a criminal record due to the incident. He was later fired from his job by his boss after getting a complaint from a regular client, who said that the victim was one of their workers, resulting in Jin becoming homeless and wandering the city in despair.

Jin creating clones of himself.

Eventually, Jin's depression and loneliness became so severe that he used his own Quirk to create a copy of himself to comfort him and have someone he could trust and talk to all the time. He later created more copies to be his friends and used them to go on several crime sprees; making him one of Japan's most wanted criminals. Jin also abused his Quirk to create more clones to do all his work for him.

However, this soon backfired as the clones, being perfect replicas of Jin, began to rebel and claim that each one was the original. This resulted in them cutting Jin across his forehead then strapping him to a chair and engaging in a long, brutal fight that lasted nine days. Eventually, all the clones had killed each other and Jin was the only one left remaining. Since that incident, Jin has struggled to come to terms on whether he is the original or just another clone, and avoids serious injuries out of fear he'll disintegrate.

Some time after this, he encountered Giran, who told him that there are a lot of people similar to him in the world and recommended he join a group of these similar people, introducing him to the League of Villains.

Forest Training Camp Arc

Twice first appears in Good Evening, where he and the rest of the of the Vanguard Action Squad plan to attack the U.A. students at their camp.

After the team separated on their own, Twice accompanied Dabi and created a clone of him to attack the students at their camp facility. The clone was later defeated by Shota Aizawa, much to Twice's criticism about Dabi's strength. However, when the real Dabi showed up, Twice contradicts himself by praising Dabi for his strength, leaving Dabi slightly confused. Dabi then orders him to create two more clones, in which Twice does so. He then sends the clones to keep Shota Aizawa and Sekijiro Kan occupied for the time being.

After Katsuki Bakugo's capture, Mr. Compress informs Dabi and the rest of the Vanguard Action Squad. Twice was very glad to hear such news, but was told by Dabi to wait for his return. Dabi points out how there is no gas or fires nearby to make their escape more successful, but Twice doesn't mind, as he claims that the plan doesn't always have to go accordingly. Immediately, Dabi heard noises behind some bushes (which in truth was Yuga Aoyama hiding in fear) and went to investigate, but was immediately stopped by Twice, who asked him to call back the Nomu, since he was the only one that could command it.

Eventually, Himiko Toga later regrouped with the two. Twice was unpleased with how she only got one sample of blood since she was told to bring back at least three. He noticed how Toga looked more cheerful than she normally does. He asked her why that was the case, in which she replied how she met some new friends and a boy that's fallen in love with. Believing she was referring to him, Twice was disgusted, saying he had no interest in taking her, while Dabi was trying to get them to be quiet. The three were eventually discovered by Izuku Midoriya, Mezo Shoji, and Shoto Todoroki, who had managed to defeat Mr. Compress. Twice commented on how he knew the three heroes, then immediately asks who they are.

After Dabi made the first attack, Twice attempts to fight Todoroki, but is pushed back by his ice wall but manages to dodge it with ease. He attempts to fight him once more but was defeated once again. Eventually, Kurogiri opens his Warp Gate for the Vanguard Action Squad to take their leave. Twice was one of the few villains that managed to escape.

Hideout Raid Arc

Twice with the rest of the villains.

After Bakugo's capture, Twice and the rest of the villains observed as Tomura Shigaraki welcomed Bakugo to their team. They then watch the U.A's public apology regarding the attack on the camp, which Tomura then criticizes for their failure of creating a just society. After explaining to Bakugo what the League of Villains is aiming for, Tomura orders Dabi to free him, but Dabi has Twice done it, being very cautious around Bakugo.

Once Bakugo is set free, he immediately attacks Tomura and attempts to intimidate the other villains. However, none of them are afraid, as he has no chance of escaping. However, the hideout is immediately raided by All Might and the rest of the Pro Heroes, who restrain the villains down. All For One rescues them by using Kurogiri's warp gate to give them their escape.

Hero License Exam Arc

After All, For One's defeat, the League of Villains eventually split up, with Twice hiding back in an apartment. He eventually receives a call from Giran, who tells him that Tomura plans to bring back the League of Villains together. After the phone call ends, Twice observes the villainous group, Team Reservoir Dogs, only to see that they have been beaten by the Shie Hassaikai.

Shie Hassaikai Arc

Eventually, Twice rejoins the League of Villains and meets Kai Chisaki, believing he has come to join the team as well. This turns out to be false, however, as Chisaki plans to instead use the League of Villains as a stepping stone for him to accomplish his goals. Chisaki then sends his men to raid their hideout, which almost breaks out in a brawl. Eventually, the group of villains leaves, leaving Twice furious, wanting to dispatch them. However, Tomura refuses.

Twice takes on Sir Nighteye.

During a meeting, Chisaki asks Tomura for Toga and Twice to temporarily join his group, to which he agrees, believing that they are capable and puts his fate in them. When the heroes infiltrate the Yakuza base, Twice makes a clone of Toga, which then attacks the Pro Hero, Rock Lock. Twice then later confronts Sir Nighteye with a clone of Rappa, only to be defeated very easily.

Twice eventually escapes the battle, having a panic about his mask being torn, due to his personality separating. Toga eventually meets up with him where she wraps his face together with a bandage, much to his appeasement. Eventually, the two were able to make their escape.

Meta Liberation Army Arc

Twice still participated in various activities with his fellow comrades, taking part in the massacre on the Creature Rejection Clan. He later participated on subduing Gigantomachia, who had managed to find the current whereabouts of the League of Villains. Like the other villains, he was taken to Daruma Ujiko's hideout where he got to meet the doctor, as well as see the various High-End Nomus that he has been creating. Twice was then later sent back to their base, like everyone else.

A month later, Twice attempted to aid Tomura and Compress in subduing Gigantomachia once more, who has been attacking the League of Villains, non stop. When Gigantomachia finally rested, the league regrouped themselves. Twice then receives a phone call from the villainous leader of the Meta Liberation Army, Re-Destro, who reveals that he's kidnapped Giran and challenges them to come and rescue him.

Twice overcoming his trauma.

When the villains arrive in Deika City, they are ambushed by the Meta Liberation and are forced to battle them. The battle causes the league to separate, leaving Twice on his own for the time being. He eventually comes across a fatally injured Himiko, who had barely managed to win her battle with Curious. Twice attempts to save her, but becomes distraught when he is confronted by Skeptic's puppet group of Twice.

The puppets attempt to kill Himiko right in front of his eyes, while wounding him but after recollecting his thoughts and memories of his past, he realizes that in spite of his pain he has not disappeared, confirming he is indeed the original Jin. This restores his confidence in himself again and he proceeds to create a clone army of himself and sends them to attack the puppets, while carrying the unconscious Himiko away. He also sends his clone to attack the Meta Liberation Army in the city, aiding the other villains. In the meantime, Twice clones Himiko and attempts to save her life by performing a blood transfusion with her clone.

Meanwhile, one of Twice clones confront Re-Destro in the watchtower and continues to create more clones of himself, as well as clones of the other League of Villains. They then attempt to attack him, but Re-Destro easily manages to defeat them all. Before he could wipe them all out, however, the real Tomura brings the whole building down, leaving him confronted with Re-Destro.

After Tomura defeated Re-Destro, Twice and the other members of the League of Villains eat sushi after the battle. He mourns Himiko's death through a picture of her, before the real Himiko shows up and tells him that the picture is creeping her out. Twice then has an outburst, causing the others to comment on how he hasn't changed.

Endeavor Agency Arc

Twice met Hawks and formed a friendship with him due to sympathizing with his desire to build a better world. He asked Hawks to tutor him about Meta Liberation ideology, but unbeknownst to him, Hawks was a spy gathering the information from the villains and relaying it to the heroes to prepare them for the fight.

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

During the heroes' raid of the Meta Liberation Army's hideout, Hawks confronted Twice in private. He tells Twice that he was easy to manipulate and intends to turn him in when the war is over. Twice has an emotional breakdown over Hawks' betrayal, since he remembers the last time that he blindly trusted someone, it caused his friend Magne to be killed. Back to the present, Twice believes that it was his own fault for giving the information to Hawks, who caused the heroes to make the first move and gain the advantage. Had the Meta Liberation Army been the ones making the first move, they would have won. With all the blame and guilt on his shoulders, Twice lapses into despair and rage as he expresses his hatred of heroes.

Hawks tells Twice that deep down inside he is a good person and attempts to offer Twice a chance at reformation, but the villain refuses to trust Hawks ever again. Breaking down into tears, Twice unleashes a massive army of clones to attack Hawks, but he destroys them with ease due to the clones created by Double being weaker with each use. Twice is severely wounded in the confrontation, and laments how Himiko will never comfort him again. He attempts to make one last clone, only for it to be crushed by Hawks. As Twice is about to meet his end, Dabi saves his fellow villain's life and turns the tables on Hawks.

Twice's clone melts away, confirming the original's death.

Dabi unleashes his flames to attack, yet not caring about Twice being caught in the crossfire. Hawks saves Twice, causing Dabi to comment on how heroes always instinctively save others. Twice then begins to escape, with Dabi stopping Hawks from pursuing him with his flames. Twice sees the war taking place and creates a clone to help them, but Hawks decides to kill him as he is too much of a threat. Twice's final clone saves Himiko and Mr. Compress by killing a hero about to detain them, but begins to melt away as he realizes that the original had "hit the concrete". He apologises to Himiko one last time while giving her back her handkerchief that she used to fix his mask beforehand, making her hug her fallen friend and thank him for saving her, greatly saddening her at also realizing that her friend had perished.

As the real Twice lays slowly dying, his last thoughts involve his gratitude towards Himiko and the League of Villains for providing him with a purpose in his life, making him as happy as he could have been.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Double: Twice's Quirk allows him to create clones of people and things. Before creating clones, he requires the measurements of the person he plans to copy before he can actually create clones of said person. The clones themselves carry over the exact appearance and personality of the original person, even copying their Quirks. When a clone gets destroyed, they turn into a liquid substance and melt away.
    • Infinite Doubles: Sad Man's Parade: Twice uses Double to create copies of himself, then those clones create copies of themselves, and then those clones create copies of themselves. This endless cycle repeats until there is an entire army of Twice's clones.

Abilities

  • Strategy: While not much of a physical fighter, Twice is very proficient at strategy. Using his quirk, he and Dabi successfully distracted the pro heroes for a while. He also concocted a plan to assist in the arrest of Chisaki by using Himiko's Quirk, in order to lure the heroes to their location. He then proceeded to convince Mr. Compress' to use his quirk in an almost successful attempt at capturing Eri. Had it not been for Chisaki's Quirk, they would have captured her. However, Twice's main role in the League of Villains is currently providing invaluable support to his teammates with his clones.

Weaknesses: It should be noted that Twice has no control over the clones he creates. This was shown when he created clones of himself and the clones eventually turned against each other, killing themselves. If the real Twice is killed, then any clones he created before his death will melt away.

Trivia

  • Twice's appearance may partially be based on Deadpool, due to the similarities in terms of look and their comedic nature.
    • Interestingly enough, the concept of Twice having a split personality and using his mask to maintain his sanity is also used for Rorschach.
  • Twice's death in the Paranormal Liberation War Arc is ironic in a number of ways:
    • He spent most of his life worrying if he was the original Jin or a clone who killed the original. At the point of his death, Twice had overcome his trauma knowing that he was the original, while his last clone realized that he was a clone after dematerializing due to the original's death.
      • Ironically, this information could have resolved Twice's inner struggles earlier on if there was anyway he could have known that his clones would melt away without the original.
    • He never let go of Magne's murder due to letting a traitor into the League of Villains' business, which is exactly what happens to him.
    • Hawks believed that he was a good person, even if he had to kill him. In Twice's final moments, he had good intentions (albeit morally twisted due to his past) and wanted nothing more than the League's happiness, and his final act was attempting to save them. His final thoughts were neither malicious nor vengeful like a traditional villain, but instead grateful that he found friends and a purpose in life, even if they were evil.

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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 | Johnny | Mocha | Woman
Associates: Giran

Eight Precepts of Death
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

Movies
Wolfram | Nine | Slice | Mummy | Chimera

Others
Endeavor | Gentle | Innsmouth | Kotaro Shimura | La Brava | Reservoir Dogs | Stain | Sludge Villain

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