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The 18 Worst Quirks in 'My Hero Academia' You Definitely Wouldn't Want

Updated August 11, 2020 41.2k votes 5.5k voters 106.1k views18 items

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Any viewer of My Hero Academia, dedicated or casual, thinks about what quirk they would want as their own. It's only natural to want one of the most powerful quirks. But on the opposite end, have you thought about which quirk you would absolutely not want under any circumstances? It's time to explore the worst quirks in My Hero Academia.

All quirks can be used to impressive effect if the user boasts a strong will and a creative outlook.  Still, the worst My Hero Academia quirks come with a ton of danger, are difficult to control, or are simply useless.

As underrated My Hero Academia quirks demonstrate, unusual quirks aren't always the worst. That said, the ones below are pretty awful.

  • 1

    Navel Laser Can Be Fatal If Overused

    Firing a laser beam out from your belly button sounds fun - but only if you know you can control it. Yuuga Aoyama's quirk Navel Laser is potentially fatal, but less to villains than to himself. His lasers sometimes fire off randomly and are controlled by a special belt that he can't take off. Overusing his quirk causes stomach pain, and firing it imprecisely can damage his organs or even end his life. It's taken a lifetime for Aoyama to be able to use his quirk safely at all.

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  • 2

    You'll Eat Way Too Much Sugar With Sugar Rush

    Rikido Satou's quirk, Sugar Rush, sounds pretty awesome at first - if he eats sugar, he gets super strength. While this sounds delicious, there are drawbacks. First of all, he increases his strength for three minutes per 10 grams of sugar consumed - that means drinking a can of Coke will buy him about 12 minutes. That could be enough for a short battle, but it may not. Also, the whole time he's using his quirk, his energy and mental capacity decrease, making him far less likely to make good decisions or escape a speedy enemy.

    Also, the long-term health impact of consuming that much sugar is unclear. As a teenage boy who presumably suffers from no health problems, Satou is able to process it just fine - but will that always be the case? Excessive sugar intake over the long term makes you much more likely to develop heart disease, among other issues.

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  • 3

    Pop Off Is A Little Lame

    Minoru Mineta's quirk, Pop Off, isn't exactly the coolest quirk in the MHA universe. In fact, many fans wonder how Mineta even got into U.A.'s Class 1-A. Pop Off allows him to produce and use sticky ball-shaped objects from his head. These balls will stick to anything and can be useful in climbing up walls or sticking his enemies in place. However, his quirk doesn't allow for offensive attacks. Plus, if he plucks too many balls, his head starts bleeding. Needless to say, there are cooler and flashier quirks out there. 

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  • 4

    Gecko Doesn't Contain Many Lizard-like Abilities

    The League of Villains' Shuichi Iguchi (AKA Spinner) possesses the quirk, Gecko, which gives him a lizard-like appearance and the ability to stick to walls - but not much else. There could be so many different and unique abilities that come with being a mutant lizard. But unfortunately, his quirk doesn't give him too many options. Perhaps that's why Spinner's main use of attack is using his cool swords. He's had to make do with his blades in order to become a villain.

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