In My Hero Academia, heroes are defined by their actions, not the brute strength associated with their powers (or quirks, as the show calls them). While the main characters typically exhibit the more incredible abilities, underrated skills tend to get lost in the shuffle. Many of these quirks are more useful than visually impressive.
Edgeshot's Foldabody allows him to make his body so sharp that it can cut like a sword, or so thin that he can slip through cracks, all at the speed of sound. While it's easy to see why this quirk is incredible, Edgeshot himself is pretty forgettable. Other underrated quirks have uses that may not seem immediately obvious – Shoji Mezo's Dupli-Arms can do a whole lot more than hold four coffee mugs at once.
Heal - Chiyo Shuzenji
Chiyo, the school nurse at UA High School, has a quirk that's easy to overlook, but is actually essential if the whole school isn't going to end up dead. Her quirk, Heal, engages a target's immune system to help them heal rapidly from injuries that might otherwise take months to recover from, or might never heal at all.
The only drawback is how it works. She essentially uses the body's own resources to heal the injury. If the target person isn't strong enough to withstand the healing process, it might need to be spread out over multiple sessions. Still, Chiyo's abilities are the reason Izuku makes it past breaking his arms the first time he uses his quirk.
Without her, he would miss months of hero training while recovering.4,444433Is this quirk underrated?
Foldabody - Edgeshot
Foldabody is a quirk that allows its user to manipulate their own flesh with precision. Edgeshot is able to make his body extremely thin or unbelievably sharp. This allows him to slip through small cracks, granting him access to any location he wants. It also allows him to use his own body as a knife or a sword.
What's more, he can make these changes faster than the speed of sound. No wonder he's the fourth most powerful hero.3,785368Is this quirk underrated?
Compress - Atsuhiro Sako
Atsuhiro Sako is only seen using his quirk, Compress, for a singular purpose: compressing Bakugo into a tiny marble shape so he can easily kidnap him, while ensuring he remains unharmed. While this is undoubtedly useful for his villainous purposes, it's also great for things like carrying heavy weaponry, or unconscious or injured comrades.
Outside of fighting, it's great for carrying heavy objects. With Compress, one could technically carry the entire contents of their house in a single bag, making moving a breeze.3,187401Is this quirk underrated?
Glamour - Camie Utsushimi
You might not expect a quirk called Glamour to do what Camie's quirk does, but its functionality is kind of incredible. She can create large and small-scale illusions. She could, for example, trick an opponent into thinking their environment is different than it actually is and use their confusion to sneak up on them.
Outside of battle, Camie's quirk has virtually unlimited utility. She could create A+ presentations in her history class, or make alternate endings to her favorite TV shows.3,088435Is this quirk underrated?