Shoto Todoroki

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If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I’ve just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!

Shoto Todoroki to Tenya Ida in “From Todoroki to Ida”


Shoto Todoroki ( (とどろき) (しょう) () Todoroki Shōto? ), also known as Shoto (ショート Shōto? ), is the tritagonist of the My Hero Academia manga and anime series.

He is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, where he got in through official recommendations[3] and is training to become a Pro Hero. He is the youngest son of Endeavor, the No. 1 (formerly No. 2) Hero.


Shoto is a reasonably tall and rather muscular young man who is well-built for his age. He has quite long hair, though it doesn’t pass his neck, and wears bangs, parted twice as to not obscure his vision. His hair is evenly split between two colors: white on his right side and crimson red on his left, this unusual coloring being due to his Quirk. As another result of this, he also possesses heterochromia iridium, which causes his left eye’s iris to appear turquoise, while his right is a brownish dark gray. His eyes, in shape, are quite thin and reserved. Additionally, he has a large burn scar on the left side of his face, which reaches from his hairline to halfway down his cheek. He usually has a serious expression. Despite this, however, several of the girls in his class have claimed that he is handsome and Mina Ashido even goes as far as to say that he’s the best-looking guy in Class 1-A.[4]

During school hours, he wears the regular male U.A. uniform, replacing the usual brown dress shoe with casual pale cyan and gray lace-up sneakers.

In his initial hero costume, he wears a plain off-white shirt with matching pants and boots, with two gold-colored straps going over his shoulders. He has what appears to be a material resembling ice covering his whole left side, even his head, although it is detachable, which he wears as a way of rejecting the fire aspect of his Quirk.

His updated hero costume consists of a dark blue jacket with elbow-length sleeves, its collar high and joined in the center by a gray neckpiece, baggy pants of the same color, a metal-plated combat vest and white boots, their soles and a thin line running down the center of each of them a darker pale gray. He also sports a brown utility belt around his waist, with little metal capsules containing medical supplies hanging off the front.

Later, in the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, his costume gains two burgundy wrist guards with metal plating, which help to regulate the temperature of his body after his attacks, and his boots now have a set of straps.

Sometime during Spring Break, Shoto further upgrades his costume, which has some visual similarities to his father’s second costume. His wrist guards now feature armor-like bracing and are accompanied by plating going from his wrist to his knuckles. His jacket now features a large grey-blue T-shaped stripe going from his waist to his armpits, and his utility belt now holds two large canisters along with his medical supplies. His costume is also a darker shade of blue than his earlier costumes.



Shoto’s original coldness.

Shoto originally had a cold, aloof personality, which stemmed from his abusive upbringing and complicated family life. Focused and unemotional, Shoto preferred to keep to himself instead of hanging out with other people. After the events of the U.A. Sports Festival, however, Shoto notably became more sociable and kind, even gaining a sense of humor and occasionally smiling, although still retaining some fragments of his previous distant attitude. After the Provisional Hero License Course, he began opening up more to his classmates and has lightened up from his usually serious demeanor. Nonetheless, Shoto is not quite used to socializing yet, coming off as a bit dense when it comes to understanding certain phrases and figures of speech.

While usually quiet and reserved, Shoto did initially possess a moderate level of arrogance, which, combined with his solitary tendencies, sometimes made him take the initiative without considering the opinions of others, displaying confidence that he could take on any obstacles with his own strength. He used to be much more unfriendly as well, to the point of causing Inasa Yoarashi to resent him while he was none the wiser. Even in the present, Shoto seems to prefer acting alone, although only for practical purposes since doing so allows him to unleash his full power without having to worry about friendly fire. Calm and composed, yet brutal in combat, Shoto is well-grounded on the ethics of heroism, only wishing to subdue his frozen opponents as opposed to killing them by prolonging the freezing.

Shoto infuriated with Endeavor.

Shoto had a deep loathing for his fire abilities, which he inherited from Endeavor, as it symbolized his father’s wickedness towards him and his mother as well as what he was born to be: a tool to surpass All Might, a fate that he detested. As such, Shoto decided to rely solely on his freezing power and never use the other half of his Quirk in battles, going so far as to cover his left torso and arm with ice in his first Hero Costume to symbolize his rebellion against his father. Shoto often felt bothered by Endeavor’s mere presence, and could barely contain his anger while talking to him, especially whenever the Pro Hero brought up the purpose he had intended for his son since before birth.

Shoto ignores his resentment after listening to Izuku’s words.

During his match with Izuku Midoriya in the U.A. Sports Festival, Izuku’s speech made the memory of his mother’s supportive words resurface, and for the first time since his childhood, Shoto used his firepower in combat. After the battle, Shoto had mixed feelings about using his left side, but after reconciling with his mother, Shoto eventually came to terms with the half he once hated and became willing to train it further. Despite being scarred by her when he was a young child, Shoto shows no hate or disliking towards his mother, visiting her often ever since the end of the Sports Festival. Shoto draws his heroic values from All Might, a trait he shares with Izuku and Katsuki Bakugo, having fond memories of watching the Symbol of Peace on television together with Rei.

However, Shoto’s grudge towards Endeavor has not yet disappeared, even if he respects his father’s ability as a Hero, self-admitting that such resentment can’t vanish so easily and that he was wrong in trying to bury it. Having been denied a normal childhood so that his father could train him to realize his own selfish ambitions, Shoto still holds various psychological scars, which tend to reemerge when others compare him to Endeavor. Because of this and Izuku’s influence, Shoto now strives to become a Hero, but without walking the same path his father did.

Shoto remains relatively cold towards Endeavor and has made it clear that forgiveness for his past treatment of him and his mother is difficult, but has demonstrated worry pertaining to his father’s safety. Ever since Endeavor tried to repair his relationship with his family, Shoto has taken a cautious, yet hopeful approach to the development.[5]


Shoto effortlessly defeating villains at the U.S.J..

Overall Abilities: Having been trained by his father, Endeavor, at a young age, Shoto entered U.A. High School through recommendations, and has been established as one of the strongest students in Class 1-A. He earned 2nd place in both the Quirk Apprehension Test and U.A. Sports Festival. Shoto also has a great handle over his versatile and powerful Quirk, Half-Cold Half-Hot, which grants him incredible dual-element capabilities. Using the right side of his body, Shoto can drastically lower temperatures and freeze anything he touches, and generate ice that he can freely mold into numerous constructs that include ice waves that cover large areas, and ice barriers.[3][6][7][8] Shoto also employs his cryokinetic abilities for mobility purposes, such as stacking ice shards behind his back to propel himself forward, glaciating the ground to skate on it, or his signature move, creating trails of ice on which he can surf.[9][10][11] From the left side of his body, Shoto can eloquently increase thermokinetics and release scorching hot flames in the form of consuming streams or protective waves.[12] Overall, Shoto has tremendous power, but because of past decisions and circumstances, such as his intentional neglect of one half of his Quirk, he has yet to reach his full potential.

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With help from his friends, Shoto defeats the fully powered Chimera.

At the U.S.J., Shoto was able to easily overpower small-time villains at the Landslide Zone by himself, and later on showcased elite judgment, combat awareness, and athletic ability during the U.A. Sports Festival.[13] At the festival, Shoto was able to neutralize a Villain Bot-Executor, defeat his swift classmates, Hanta Sero and Tenya Ida, as well as fight on par with Izuku Midoriya for a prolonged period of time to a nigh-draw. In his battle against Izuku, a fan claimed that Shoto was already stronger than the average Pro Hero. When he was pitted against Katsuki Bakugo in the final round of the Sports Festival, there was a chance Shoto could’ve won the match using his fire powers, but due to inner turmoil, he extinguished his inferno, leaving him open to Katsuki’s “Howitzer Impact”, and losing the match. Starting with the Hosu Incident, Shoto began the full embracement of his left side, as well as his pyro-cryogenic interchangeability, particularly when he, Izuku, and Tenya faced off against the Hero Killer: Stain. Following his run-in with the Hero Killer, Shoto is recognized as one of strongest students of Class 1-A, as noted by Pixie-Bob.[14]

While Shoto may possess full supremacy over his cryomancy, the control over his pyrokinesis was initially relatively inept, especially in comparison to that of Endeavor. However, after the third match of the Joint Training Battle, Shoto realized that he had disregarded his left side for too long, which had put him and his team at a disadvantage, and resolved to achieve greater mastery over his pyrokinetic abilities by learning the fundamentals of “Flashfire Fist”, Endeavor’s signature technique. Thanks to his internship, Shoto’s handling over his left side has improved significantly, as he can now use his pyromancy in a new variety of ways, such as boosting his movement speed, launching himself through the air, and attacking with blaze-powered punches. And though Shoto is powerful, contending with individuals such as Stain, Wolfram, Moonfish, Mr. Compress, Gang Orca, Chimera, and Tomura Shigaraki require Shoto’s effective camaraderie with multiple people in order to prevail against such formidable opponents. That was hardly the case during the climax of the Paranormal Liberation War, wherein he faced his brother Dabi in a battle of flames that nearly resulted in Shoto being burned alive, had it not been for Izuku’s brief intervention. As the body-charring Todoroki brothers resumed their full-power pyromantic clash, Shoto ended up losing, but Dabi chose to spare his brother, as it would’ve been pointless to kill him without Endeavor watching.

During Class A’s mission to bring Izuku back to U.A. after he left following the events of the war, Shoto displayed an even greater mastery over his cryokinetic abilities. In particular, his control over the shape of his ice has become much more refined, being able to form a massive vertical pillar of ice with Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall, and even being able to create a smooth curved ramp without the need of a solid framework. Furthermore, he’s shown the ability to use his signature move, Flashfreeze Heatwave, without needing to cool the air down first; now he can simply put his hands together and unleash the power of both sides at once to create the same effect.

  • Enhanced Durability: Shoto has proven himself to be quite resilient, being able to withstand multiple attacks from Izuku, including a direct, One For All-enhanced punch at 5% strength to the stomach, without sustaining major injuries.[15] One of the most impressive examples of Shoto’s resilience, was when he endured the superior agnikinesis of Dabi, although, Shoto was partially shielded by his own agnimancy, and Dabi intentionally held back in his final attack that left Shoto alive.
  • Enhanced Stamina: Shoto has shown to be able to endure combat even while injured. For example, in his battle with Stain, he was able to continue fighting and supporting his allies despite suffering from multiple bleeding injuries on his arm and face,[12] and was still able to drag the villain’s unconscious body once the battle is over.[16] When he engaged Dabi in an agnikinetic brawl, Shoto continued to fight on despite his body slowly becoming charred.
  • Enhanced Agility: Shoto is fast, agile, and has quick reflexes. He was able to keep first place during the majority of the Obstacle Race during the Sports Festival thanks to his own athletic ability. He repeatedly created ice walls within a split second in order to prevent himself from getting thrown out of the ring through his matchups with Izuku and Katsuki.[17] He was also able to partially dodge a knife thrown at his face and several other attacks by Stain, a notably swift opponent.[12]

Keen Intellect: Shoto has proven to be a very intelligent person. And in spite of his training, Shoto is also very skilled in academics, having scored 5th place in the midterms.[18] During the U.S.J. Incident, Shoto accurately extrapolated that the invading villains had a Quirk user amongst their ranks that could jam communications. At the same time, he realized the attacking villains had an agenda and interrogated some of them to get answers.[19] Shoto’s theory was proven correct as the villain’s goal was to kill All Might. Shoto also deduced Izuku had a connection to All Might after observing Izuku’s power and matching it to that of All Might when the latter was fighting Nomu. Though on point about Izuku’s link to the Symbol of Peace, Shoto incorrectly believed Izuku might be All Might’s secret love child.[20] Shortly before the Hosu Incident, Shoto noticed the look of anger in Tenya’s eyes, and easily surmised that he was only taking up an internship in Hosu City to seek vengeance on the Hero Killer: Stain. While on patrol in Hosu, Shoto was able to work out the location of Izuku, Tenya, and Stain from an emergency call and arrive in time, however he did complain it took a while, as Izuku didn’t relay more than the exact location.[21]

When he and Momo Yaoyorozu were paired together to face Eraser Head for their First Term Final Exam, Shoto suggested that Momo continuously creates random objects until she was unable to do so, which would signify that the Eraser Hero is nearby, all in attempt to lure him out and act as a diversion so Momo can make her way to the escape gate. Shoto’s strategy worked, but as explained by Eraser Head, it was too offense-oriented, as Shoto had placed the burden on himself and did not trust Momo enough. After being scolded by his teacher and approached by his returning classmate, Shoto admitted to being aware of Momo having a plan from the start of their matchup and not to inquiring about it, before properly cooperating with her. Observing the second match of the Joint Training Battle involving the teams of Momo and Itsuka Kendo, Shoto noticed a flaw in Itsuka’s precautionary modus operandi in separating Momo from her Class 1-A teammates. He elucidated that if she really wanted to be cautious of Momo, then Itsuka would’ve had her entire team overwhelm the Everything Hero at the beginning of the match.[22] After witnessing Izuku’s awakening of a second Quirk, Shoto speculated that the One For All inheritor may be like him, having multiple powers in one singular ability, but Shoto didn’t yet recognize the true depth of Izuku’s new power.[23]

Having regained his lost conviction, Shoto finally uses his flames.

Indomitable Will: Shoto has a highly undaunted spirit, not easily giving in to intimidation that would disrupt his focus, maintaining a cool head, and pushes through adversity. Initially, Shoto was a jaded and aloof person due to the abuse he and his family received from Endeavor’s previous callousness, resulting in Shoto refusing to use his left side in battles as a sign of rejecting his father. Once the U.A. Sports Festival was underway, Shoto was considerably hellbent on not using his fire powers, but this misguided determination was corrected when he faced Izuku, who vehemently expressed that those powers belong to Shoto, nobody else. This triggered a latent memory within Shoto’s psyche, as he recalled how his mother, Rei Todoroki, and All Might said those same words that inspired Shoto to be a hero that can put people at ease with a smile, just like All Might himself. Remembering both these passionate words and his resolve, Shoto was free from the turmoil that stirred inside of him, finally used the power housed within his left side, and expressed how he, like Izuku, will be a hero and was grateful to Izuku for saving him from the emotional shackles that were weighing him down.

Unfortunately, afterward, despite willingly using the power of his left side, Shoto still had some level of uncertainty. While battling Katsuki, Shoto, as Eraser Head explicated, lost his spark following his previous match with Izuku, causing him to not give 100% of his strength. As Shoto was becoming paralyzed with doubt, Izuku cheered him on, encouraging him to do his best, once again reigniting Shoto’s will to fight and use his ignikinesis. Yet at the last second, before clashing with Katsuki, Shoto’s inner tumult was too prevalent, causing him to extinguish his conflagration, and in turn, lose the battle against Katsuki. Following the Sports Festival, Shoto has fortified his drive, becoming more than willing to use his agnimantic abilities in battle, and even having the courage to finally face his mother, Rei, who previously, albeit in a mentally unstable state, gave Shoto the scar over his left eye.

When the Provisional License Exam occurred, Shoto’s will was tested again when he had a major altercation with Inasa Yoarashi, having coldly rebuffing the aerokinetic’s warm personality when the two met at the U.A. Recommendation Entrance Exam for recommended students. Shoto realized that he still hasn’t moved past Endeavor’s maltreatment, and his horrid attitude led to Inasa developing his own hateful disposition towards Shoto himself. The infighting between the two elemental users resulted in them being repeatedly unable to land an attack on Gang Orca and were left at the mercy of him and his sidekicks. Soon after, however, Izuku arrived on the scene and scolded Shoto and Inasa for their actions, making the weakened students realize their mistake of being uncooperative with one another. The pair reaffirmed their convictions, put their differences aside, and finally worked together, despite being incapacitated. Unfortunately, their personal conflict with each other cost them the licensing exam and had to take remedial courses to make up for their imprudence and failure. Having undergone self-reflection, Shoto and Inasa displayed fully mutual congeniality towards each other when they crossed paths again at the Remedial Exam.

During the third match of the Joint Training Battle, Shoto was pressured by Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, but was able to recall Endeavor’s counsel on bringing his inferno to the limit, and then surpassing that very apex. This advice proved pivotal, as Shoto, also recollecting Izuku’s words of encouragement, understood that if he wants to become the hero he desires to be, he has to go beyond what his body and Quirk are capable of doing. His will sparked again, Shoto brought his phlegokinesis to the limit, equaling the potency of Endeavor’s own flames, and was able to better hold his own against Tetsutetsu and put latter’s metal skin at risk of melting. In the climax of the Paranormal Liberation War, Shoto’s spirit took a significant blow when Dabi revealed his true identity as Toya Todoroki, Shoto’s eldest sibling who was thought to have been deceased. Discovering that Toya was alive for years, became a villain, and orchestrated the recent encounters with Hood, Starservant, and Ending, Shoto was sent into a tearful rage. In spite of these revelations, Shoto remained steadfast and was more than willing to engage his corrupted brother, not wavering when the Todoroki brothers clashed, despite Toya’s superior abilities.


Half-Cold Half-Hot.

Half-Cold Half-Hot ( (はん) (れい) (はん) (ねん) Hanrei Han’nen? ): Shoto’s Quirk gives him the ability to generate ice from the right side of his body, and flames from his left side.

Due to years of rejecting his father, Shoto has developed a habit of favoring ice, even when fire would be a better option. This grudge also caused him to have difficulty controlling his flames. While he is capable of using both elements simultaneously, he isn’t used to doing this and still needs to practice dual-wielding. While training for his ultimate move, he claimed that using both abilities at the same time slows him down.

If he overuses one element without utilizing the other, then his own body temperature will suffer; the ice half will cause frostbite and the fire half will cause heatstroke. Until his bodily limit is reached, however, neither has any visible effect on his body. Shoto can easily negate this weakness by alternating between ice and fire.

As part of his training, Shoto sat in a barrel of water and alternated between using ice and fire to regulate the temperature of the water. It helped his body become accustomed to the cold, and he learned better control over his flames.

Super Moves

Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall.

  • Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall (穿 () (てん) (ひょう) (へき) Gaten Hyōheki? ): Shoto creates an enormous ice glacier, that can either encapsulate his opponent or block the immediate field of battle in ice. This move is first used in his battle against Hanta Sero in the Sports Festival,[6] but is unnamed until the Final Exams[24]. He noted to Hanta that it was more powerful than necessary, but he was irritated (from talking with Endeavor) and overdid it. A variation of this move, slightly smaller in size, but more controllable, is shown in his battle against Katsuki.[25] He also used this attack repeatedly on a massive scale while attacking Mr. Compress.
  • Wall of Flames ( (ほのお) (かべ) Honō no Kabe? ): Shoto uses his left side to generate a burst of flames that covers a large area. This is both a defensive and offensive attack like his Giant Ice Wall technique. It can be used to attack multiple opponents and create space between Shoto and his target. Shoto first used this attack against Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu during the Joint Training Battle with Class 1-B.[26]
  • Flashfreeze Heatwave ( (ぼう) (れい) (ねっ) () Bōrei Neppa? ): To use this technique, first Shoto cools the air around him with his ice powers. Then, by switching to his fire, Shoto rapidly heats and expands the air around him. This allows him to release a superheated blast. He first used this attack against Izuku Midoriya at the climax of their match in the Sports Festival.
  • Flashfire Fist ( (かく) (しゃく) (ねっ) (けん) Kaku Shakunekken? ): Endeavor’s signature technique, later passed down to Shoto himself. The user increases the temperature of their flames to their maximum and compresses them to a white-hot point, maximizing their power.
  • Flashfire Fist – Jet Kindling ( (かく) (しゃく) (ねっ) (けん) (ふん) (りゅう) () (えん) Kaku Shakunekken Funryūshien? ): Shoto concentrates his flames into a white-hot point on his fist and punches his opponent. On contact, a violent explosion of flames burst out of Shoto’s arm, severely burning his target.[27] He first uses this attack against Tomura Shigaraki during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.


Power 5/5 A
Speed 4/5 B
Technique 5/5 A
Intelligence 4/5 B
Cooperativeness 3/5 C

Shoto’s stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power 6/6 S
Speed 5/6 A
Technique 4/6 B-
Intelligence 4/6 B
Soba Love 5/6 A

Shoto’s stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Hero Costume: Following his winter internship with Endeavor, Shoto has upgraded his second hero costume. Like before, his third costume is designed to optimize the use of both his fire and ice sides in combat, and diminish the drawbacks of Shoto’s Quirk as much as possible by regulating his body temperature.[28] But it has been further enhanced to accommodate his increased firepower and new abilities, and includes additional first aid equipment for emergencies.

  • Temperature Resistant Jacket: Shoto’s blue jacket is made from a special fire-resistant fiber. There is a special device near the neck that senses Shoto’s body temperature and supports the vest to help regulate it. His third costume’s jacket is made of a more heat-resistant material and is stiffer than before.
  • Combat Vest: The device on Shoto’s back is capable of sensing Shoto’s body temperature and automatically heats up or cools down accordingly. Shoto requested his original costume had a device that heated up.
  • Utility Belt: There are metal capsules on Shoto’s belt that contain water, pain medication, and disinfectants, making up a first aid kit. His third costume adds an additional four first aid capsules which brings the total to nine; these are held in packs at both his sides.
  • Snow Boots: Shoto is outfitted with a pair of white snow boots with spikes under the soles that prevent Shoto from slipping on his own ice. They are later upgraded with straps going across the front of the boots.
  • “Surge Arm” Gauntlets: Further upgrading from his second costume, Shoto has replaced his wrist guards with gauntlets similar to those used by his father Endeavor. While his previous costume’s wrist guards were made from the same material as his vest, these gauntlets are metal and are designed to hold hot and cold air within them in order to help Shoto compress his ice and fire powers better.

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

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Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Absent
6. What I Can Do for Now Debut
7. Costume Change? Appears
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Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Appears
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Appears
10. Breaking Bakugo Appears
11. Bakugo’s Starting Line Appears
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U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes’ Counterattack Appears
19. All Might Appears
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
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U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That’s the Idea, Ochaco Appears
23. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Appears
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Appears
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso’s Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Appears
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Appears
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Ida Appears
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
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Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
47. Struggling Flashback
48. Getting the Knack Flashback
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill ‘Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Appears
53. From Todoroki to Ida Appears
54. Re: Ingenium Appears
55. Conclusion?! Appears
56. Conclusion Appears
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Appears
58. Internship’s End Appears
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
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Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Appears
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Mentioned
66. Midoriya’s Observations Mentioned
67. Stripping the Varnish Absent
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
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Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Absent
77. It’s Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Appears
81. Roaring Upheaval Appears
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Appears
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Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
85. Nothing but Fools Appears
86. Before the Storm Appears
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Appears
91. Symbol of Peace Appears
92. One For All Appears
93. One For All’s Ember Appears
94. From Teacher to Disciple Mentioned
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Appears
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Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Appears
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Appears
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Appears
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Appears
102. On Cloud Nine Appears
103. The Test Appears
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Appears
107. Denki Kaminari’s Thoughts Appears
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Appears
112. What’s the Big Idea? Appears
113. Test’s Aftermath Appears
114. Results’ Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Appears
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
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Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Appears
123. Unrivaled Appears
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Appears
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets… Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Appears
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don’t Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero’s Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki’s Warped Compassion Absent
159. It’s Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Appears
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Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Appears
165. Win Those Kids’ Hearts Appears
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Appears
167. Number One Hero’s Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Appears
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U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Appears
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Appears
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Appears
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Flashback
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Appears
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Appears
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
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Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Mentioned
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Flashback
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Appears
192. The Todoroki Family Appears
193. Vestiges Absent
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Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Appears
200. Clever Commander! Appears
201. Foresight Appears
202. Match 3 Appears
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Appears
204. Tuning Up Appears
205. Detour Appears
206. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Appears
210. The One For All Dream Appears
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Appears
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
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Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Appears
219. Go, Slidin’ Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man’s Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
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Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Appears
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
243. Off to Endeavor’s Agency! Appears
244. Recommended Reading Appears
245. Rise to Action Appears
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Appears
248. One Thing at a Time Appears
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Appears
250. Ending Appears
251. Just One Week Appears
252. The Unforgiven Appears
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Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Appears
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Appears
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life’s Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One’s Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Appears
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Appears
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated…! Pictured
277. Who…? Mentioned
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Appears
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Appears
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
286. The Ones Within Us Appears
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi’s Dance Appears
291. Thanks For Going Strong Appears
292. Threads of Hope Appears
293. Hero-Saturated Society Appears
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Appears
296. Hellish Hell Mentioned
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Flashback
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Appears
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Flashback
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Appears
303. Top Three Appears
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Mentioned
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Flashback
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
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Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can’t Be a Child Anymore Flashback
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Flashback
318. Reckless Fantasy
319. Friend Appears
320. Deku vs. Class A Appears
321. From Class A to One For All Appears
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Appears
323. That Single Step Appears
324. A Young Woman’s Declaration Appears
325. The Bonds of One For All Appears
326. Who Are You Really? Pictured
327. Rest!! Appears

Anime Appearances

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Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Absent
3. Roaring Muscles Absent
4. Start Line Absent
5. What I Can Do for Now Debut
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Appears
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Appears
8. Bakugo’s Start Line Appears
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
10. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
11. Game Over Appears
12. All Might Appears
13. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
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Season 2
14. That’s the Idea, Ochaco Appears
15. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Appears
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Appears
19. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
20. Victory or Defeat Appears
21. Battle on, Challengers! Appears
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
24. Fight on, Ida Appears
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
26. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Appears
30. Climax Appears
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Appears
32. Everyone’s Internships Flashback
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
34. Gear up for Final Exams Appears
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Appears
36. Stripping the Varnish Absent
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Appears
38. Encounter Appears
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Season 3
39. Game Start Appears
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Appears
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Appears
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Appears
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Appears
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Appears
53. The Test Appears
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Appears
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Appears
59. What’s the Big Idea? Appears
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Appears
62. A Season for Encounters Appears
63. Unrivaled Appears
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Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Appears
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets… Appears
67. Fighting Fate Appears
68. Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Flashback
70. GO!! Appears
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
79. Win Those Kids’ Hearts Appears
80. Relief for License Trainees Appears
81. School Festival Appears
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Appears
83. Gold Tips Imperial Appears
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Appears
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
88. His Start Appears
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Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Appears
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Appears
93. Operation New Improv Moves Appears
94. Foresight Appears
95. Match 3 Appears
96. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
97. Early Bird! Appears
98. That Which Is Inherited Appears
99. Our Brawl Appears
100. The New Power and All For One Appears
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
102. Off to Endeavor’s Agency! Appears
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Appears
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Appears
106. The Unforgiven Appears
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man’s Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears


  • Shoto’s surname contains the kanji for “to roar, a roaring fire” ( todoroki? ), and his first name contains “burning” ( shō? ) and “freezing” ( to? ).
    • “Todoroki” is a relatively common Japanese surname.
  • According to Shoto’s Volume 2 profile:
    • His favorite food is Zaru (cold) Soba.
    • He may have been the first Class 1-A character conceived after Izuku, Katsuki, and Ochaco, who were planned since way before the school setting was decided.
  • Shoto’s known U.A. academic data is as follows:
    • Shoto ranked 2nd in the U.A. Recommendation Entrance Exam.
    • Shoto is student No. 15 in Class 1-A.
    • Shoto ranked 5th in Class 1-A’s mid-term scores.[18]
    • Shoto ranked 2nd during Shota’s Quirk Apprehension Test.
    • Shoto was the Runner-Up of The U.A. Sports Festival First-Year Stage.
      • Shoto received a total of 4.123 nominations from Pro Heroes for his U.A. Sports Festival performance, making him the most nominated Class 1-A student.
    • Since he failed the Provisional Hero License Exam, he scored below 50.
  • Shoto’s rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Shoto ranked 2nd in the First and Fourth Popularity Polls.
    • Shoto ranked 3rd in the Second, Third, Fifth, and Sixth Popularity Polls.
  • Since Shoto’s eyes and hair show physical separation where the halves of his Quirk divide, he may have the genetic anomaly known as chimera.
  • Shoto and Izuku share the same costume designer.
    • Shoto is so far the only student to have gone through a radical change of costume, having abandoned all elements of his first one except for the boots.
  • As a child, Shoto is voiced by Kei Shindō, who also voices Kyoka Jiro, Fuyumi Todoroki and Kinoko Komori.


  • (To Izuku) “Never using my bastard of a father’s Quirk… No.. By rising to the top without using it… I’ll have denied him everything.”[29]
  • (To Izuku) “I want it, too. I’ll be a hero!”
  • (To his father) “I haven’t put aside anything. As if I could be turned that easily. It’s just… In that moment, that instant… I forgot all about you. Whether that’s good, bad, or something in between… That’s something I’ll have to think about.”[30]
  • (To Tenya) “Ever since your brother got taken down… I’ve had my eye on you. Because all that building resentment was written on your face. I know that when I see it. And I know just how much grudges like that… can cloud a person’s vision.”[31]
  • (To Tenya) “If you wanna stop this, then stand up! Because I’ve just got one thing to say to you! Never forget who you want to become!”[32]
  • (To Kenji Tsuragamae) “Should we have let people die, all in the name of your ‘law’?! Isn’t it a hero’s job to save people?”[33]


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