The 10 Strongest “My Hero Academia” Students in Class 1-A, Ranked

Different Quirks mean different power levels. Who tops the list of strongest students in Class 1-A?

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My Hero Academia isn’t short on amazing heroes. Each student in Class 1-A has an entirely unique Quirk that makes watching them train and engage in battle super interesting.

While all of the students are capable of waging strong attacks, some are stronger than others. How does your favorite character stack up? This is our ranking of Class 1-A students, from weakest to strongest.

Psst… If you haven’t seen My Hero Academia yet, what are you waiting for? Forget this article and start watching now:

10. Kyoka Jiro

Jiro’s unusual Earphone Jack Quirk doesn’t seem very powerful, but it comes with its advantages. The headphone jacks that dangle from her earlobes can tune into even the quietest sounds and vibrations.

When it’s time to fight, Jiro can use her headphone jacks as a whip. On top of that, she can even amplify her own heartbeat to create a devastating vibration.

9. Tsuyu Asui

Asui’s eccentric personality definitely suits her Frog Quirk. Although having the abilities of a frog might seem useless, Asui proves us wrong.

Her powerful tongue can extend several feet, allowing her to wrap it around her opponent and lift them off the ground. Asui’s also able to stick to walls, swim exceptionally well, camouflage herself, and secrete toxins.

8. Eijiro Kirishima

Kirishima has the ultimate defense mechanism—his Hardening Quirk lets him sharpen every single part of his body. In other words, he basically becomes a human rock.

Kirishima won’t even flinch when faced with electricity, explosions, sharp blades, or metal.

7. Momo Yaoyorozu

Since Yaoyorozu can literally create anything from the palm of her hands, she deserves a spot on this list as one of the strongest heroes in her class.

Her fat cells can transform into any inanimate object, as long as she knows the structure of it. Yaoyorozu can whip out weapons and supplies on the fly, which comes in handy when she’s in trouble.

6. Ochaco Uraraka

While Uraraka may seem timid, she’s far from it once she starts fighting. Her Zero Gravity Quirk causes any object or person to float, and all she has to do is touch it with her fingertips.

The amount of progress Uraraka makes throughout My Hero Academia makes her one of the most promising students at UA.

5. Fumikage Tokoyami

Unlike the other students at UA, Tokoyami is rather serious and enigmatic. With his Dark Shadow Quirk, he can bring forth a ghost-like being that wreaks havoc during battle.

The darker the area, the stronger his Dark Shadow becomes. Tokoyami can even wear the Dark Shadow like armor, giving him both power and protection.

4. Tenya Iida

Iida might seem like a knockoff version of The Flash, but he’s continually proven himself as one of the strongest students. He has engines built right into his calves—these two powerhouses let him run extremely fast and kick very hard.

3. Izuku Midoriya

Why isn’t the main protagonist of My Hero Academia at the top of this list? Midoriya hasn’t yet reached his full potential. He might’ve inherited one of the most powerful Quirks, One for All, but that doesn’t automatically mean he’s the strongest student.

Midoriya can release an explosion of power that temporarily makes him stronger and faster. Unfortunately, this comes with a major drawback—his unbelievable power can instantly break his bones. When Midoriya increases the amount of power his body can handle, he’ll easily top this list.

2. Katsuki Bakugo

Bakugo is a hot-headed student with massive power. He can release nitroglycerin from his palms. Once ignited, his hands become the source of huge explosions.

Bakugo can use his explosive palms as weapons, as well as a way to launch himself and fly through the air. He’s shown again and again that he’s very capable of annihilating his opponents.

1. Shoto Todoroki

Todoroki harnesses the powers of fire and ice, giving him incredible versatility and strength. His Half-Cold Half-Hot Quirk lets him produce fire from the left side of his body, while his right side handles fire.

Todoroki can quickly wipe out his foes by creating walls of fire and ice, and can even set off fierce explosions. It’s a no-brainer that Todoroki earns the number one spot as the strongest student in Class 1-A, as he’s gone undefeated in several battles against his fellow classmates.

As each student evolves, this list is bound to change. Ever wonder what makes My Hero Academia so special?

Japanese Anime & Manga Genres

We all know what fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and thriller mean. But anime and manga go beyond that, and there are all kinds of Japanese genre names that might perplex you.

Maybe you already understand what shonen and shoujo are all about. But what about isekai? What exactly does slice of life entail? What’s the difference between ecchi and hentai? We’ve broken it down for you!

Understanding the Japanese genre names can be helpful when you want to find more anime to watch and manga to read. Download the printable PDF below and pin it on your wall so you always have a handy reference at hand:

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