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The 26 Best Professional Heroes In 'My Hero Academia' 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated April 6, 2020 30.9k votes 4.5k voters 66.9k views 26 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest professional heroes in the 'My Hero Academia' universe.

Professional heroes in My Hero Academia have a demanding job. They're responsible for fighting villains and keeping the peace within society. Some of them take on additional responsibilities, like preparing would-be heroes to enter the profession. It's not an easy job, and everyone who takes it on deserves credit. Some heroes stand out above the rest, though.

Who are the best pro heroes in My Hero Academia? One obvious contender is All Might, also known as Toshinori Yagi. Not only is he the No. 1 hero according to the in-series ranking system, the Hero Billboard Chart, but his power and heroic attitude are incomparable. But other, lesser-known heroes are also worth noting. For example, Edgeshot's incredible quirk allows him to fold his body into angles sharp enough to cut. Plus, he can be thin enough to fit through anything.

Determining the best of the best is tricky, but not impossible.

Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 26 Best Professional Heroes In 'My Hero Academia'
Photo: Bones

Eraserhead, also known as Shouta Aizawa, appears on My Hero Academia often because he balances his job as a pro hero with his role as homeroom teacher for Class 1-A at UA High School. This is no easy feat, so it's no wonder he's perpetually exhausted.

His quirk, Erasure, allows him to temporarily eliminate the quirk of a chosen target, helping the teacher keep students safe and thwart villains as a pro hero.

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All Might is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 26 Best Professional Heroes In 'My Hero Academia'
Photo:  Studio Bones

You can't have a list about top pro heroes without including All Might, the top-rated hero. He isn't born with a unique ability, but he inherits One for All - a quirk that allows the user to magnify their strength and achieve superspeed. All Might masters this ability, and then passes it on to Izuku Midoriya.

Even when he's seriously weakened from battle, All Might is able to defeat All for One, the nation's most dangerous villain.

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Nana Shimura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 26 Best Professional Heroes In 'My Hero Academia'
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Nana Shimura is All Might's former mentor, and she possesses the One for All ability before him. Nana has incredible strength, speed, and resilience. She also influences All Might's understanding of heroism, believing true protectors defeat the bad guys and reassure the victims.

All Might looks up to her and tries to pass on her teachings to his own student.

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Edgeshot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 26 Best Professional Heroes In 'My Hero Academia'
Photo:  Studio Bones

Edgeshot doesn't appear frequently in the anime, but when he does, he makes an impression. According to the Hero Rankings, Edgeshot is the fourth-greatest hero. He deserves the distinction for both aesthetic and functional reasons.

The elusive hero dresses like a ninja, and his Foldabody ability makes him incredibly flexible. Edgeshot can create sharp, cutting angles out of his own flesh or make himself superthin. He's the ideal ninja.

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