The fifth season of My Hero Academia revealed that Deku has multiple quirks, in addition to One for All. And of these quirks, one has already manifested within him. So, you might be wondering, how many quirks does Deku have?
The answer is that Deku possesses 7 quirks in total. At first, we thought that he only had One for All, but it’s been revealed that all the previous users of One for All also had their own unique quirks, and these quirks were mixed with One for All and passed down to the next users, which are now manifesting within Deku.
If you are an anime-only fan, you shouldn’t read ahead because the article contains significant spoilers. Manga readers already know about most of Deku’s quirks and what they can do, but that’s not the case with anime-only fans. The anime has only revealed that Deku has multiple quirks, with Blackwhip being the only one shown in action. So, you might not want to be spoiled about what will come in the story in the future.
With that being said, let’s just get started with the article. How many quirks does Deku have? Which of Deku’s quirks is the strongest? That’s what we will answer in this article as we list down all the quirks possessed by Deku!
Note: Izuku Midoriya, aka Deku, has a total of 7 quirks, but the article below lists only 6. That’s because we don’t know anything about the 7th quirk at the moment. We only know that the quirk should only be used as a last resort because it’s unique and can’t be wielded in the usual way.
Strongest Deku’s Quirks, Ranked (2022)
Smokescreen is the quirk that initially belonged to the En, the sixth user of One for All. It’s an “Emitter” type of quirk that allows its user to generate a thick cloud of smoke from their body. The smokescreen generated as a result can cover a wide area and can be used to obscure the opponents’ vision.
As mentioned by En himself, the quirk has no offensive potential. However, Deku possesses multiple quirks, so he can use Smokescreen in conjunction with his other quirks to deal devastating damage to his opponents.
He was shown using this quirk against his fight with the recently-escaped Muscular, and he then used Smokescreen at its full power against Lady Nagant to distract her for a time long enough for him to reach her location.
Float is the quirk that belonged to Nana Shimura, the seventh user of One for All. She was the predecessor and mentor of All Might and the grandmother of Tenko Shimura, aka Tomura Shigaraki.
This quirk isn’t exactly powerful in itself. It allows its users to levitate in mid-air, but that’s about it. However, with One for All’s stockpile of power, the quirk is enhanced drastically. Plus, Deku can use Float in conjunction with Fa Jin, and with his ability to create Air Force, he can fly at high speeds, as depicted in the manga.
This is the second quirk that Deku unconsciously unlocks during his fight against Shigaraki when he uses it, in conjunction with Blackwhip, to save his friends from the latter’s Decay.
Blackwhip is the first quirk that manifested in Deku while Class 1A and 1B were having a joint battle training exercise. We saw it going berserk and destroying everything in its path. The quirk originally belonged to One for All’s fifth user, Daigoro Banjo, and like all the other quirks, Blackwhip, too, got a power-up thanks to becoming a part of One for All.
Although the quirk allows its user to generate tendrils of black energy from their body that can be used to grab various objects, its usage entirely depends on the user and how creative they can be. As shown by Deku in his different fights, he has become quite proficient in using Blackwhip to his advantage, as he can now generate multiple tendrils and direct each of them to do a different task.
However, the usage of Blackwhip depends on the user’s emotional state. Plus, it is good at both offense and defense; Deku also wrapped the tendrils around his forearm to act as a recoil buffer when he punched Tomura at his full power and thus prevented his arm from shattering.
3. Danger Sense
While this may not be a powerful offensive quirk, like Fa Jin, it is pretty useful in battle because it lets Deku know when an attack is coming allowing him to dodge it in time.
Danger Sense originally belonged to the fourth user of One for All, Hikage Shinomori. As the name suggests, it allows its user to detect any potential threat in the surrounding area. The quirk can sense someone’s negative emotions and their intention to harm the user. But sensing the danger doesn’t mean that Deku can evade it in time, as shown when he gets hurt by Lady Nagant’s super-fast attacks.
Plus, there’s another drawback. Since the quirk is triggered when there’s some threat to the user or the feeling of malice against the user, it didn’t trigger against Himiko Toga. It was revealed that Toga hurts people she genuinely loves, and she doesn’t feel any malice against them. Danger Sense didn’t trigger when Deku was caught off-guard by Toga because she attacked him out of affection and not malice.
2. Fa Jin
Fa Jin is the quirk that belonged to the third user of One for All, which was later inherited by Izuku Midoriya. It is, without a doubt, one of the strongest quirks of Deku!
This quirk allows its users to build up and store kinetic energy as they move around. This energy can then be released as a burst of speed and power. The user can also choose only to use some of this stored energy and release it in multiple bursts.
Deku has used this quirk to quite an effective degree. He first used this quirk in his fight against Lady Nagant, using Smokescreen to hinder her vision and then using Fa Jin to close the distance and defeat her quickly.
It’s also revealed that One for All dramatically increases the power of Fa Jin. When Deku uses 45% of One for All, in conjunction with the energy stored with Fa Jin, he is capable of reaching a state comparable to 100% of One for All, and that too without any damage to his body.
1. One for All
One for All is probably the strongest quirk in My Hero Academia, and it is currently in possession of Izuku Midoriya, the ninth user of the quirk.
It is basically a quirk that allows its user to stockpile power within their body. It was initially given to Yoichi Shigaraki by his brother, All for One, as he thought that the ability to stockpile power would prove to be too much of a strain on Yoichi’s weak body.
However, Yoichi, who was thought to be quirkless, already possessed a quirk. His quirk wasn’t special; it was just the ability to pass on his quirk to someone else. That’s it! However, the quirk to stockpile power merged with Yoichi’s transference quirk, becoming One for All.
The power has since then passed on through the generations, wielded by multiple users, and several other quirks have become a part of One for All.
At the current stage, Deku possesses One for All, and the quirk is at its strongest. And it is up to Deku to use One for All and the quirks of all previous users to defeat All for One and end his reign of terror once and for all!
That brings us to the end of this article, as we have listed down all of Deku’s quirks based on their strength and usefulness in battle.
Currently, we only know about 6 of his quirks; the seventh hasn’t been revealed. But I guess the final quirk is also pretty powerful, and it will be at the top of this list as soon as we learn more about it. I say it is powerful because the original user of the quirk, the second user of One for All, warned Deku of not using it until he exhausts all other options.
But there’s no point in speculating because as the final war in My Hero Academia is already underway, we will see Deku’s final quirk in action very soon. When that happens, I will update the list of the strongest Deku’s quirks with the latest information!