✪ takako igarashi ❞ "taka"
18 ✧ they/them ✧ april 20 ✧ taurus ✧ demisexual
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a student at yuei academy.
an unstoppable force meets an immovable object and that object is none other than taka igarashi. solid as a rock in both mind and body, taka is a person of convictions and ideals, someone who won’t hesitate to put their foot down and stand up for their beliefs. honest and forthright, they strive to be clear in both words and actions. they can prove to be somewhat reckless as well, jumping into the fray with an utter lack of foresight.
> dense and oblivious at times
> tends to close themselves off when it comes to their Serious Emotions
> no need to be best, only Good and Kind
all in all, taka really just does whatever the hell they feel like doing, making their behavior hard to predict since they aren’t one for patterns. on the surface, taka comes across as simple-minded, which actually suits their needs just fine. they’d rather let people see them that way, as it makes defying their expectations that much more satisfying.
quirk: guard, the composite of kazuo's 'barrier' and akemi's 'reflection' quirks. kazuo can create barriers that completely absorb both physical and emitter attacks, while akemi can reflect back all attacks that make direct contact with her body.
to activate their quirk, taka crosses their index and middle fingers on one hand and concentrates; if they want to create two barriers at once, then they cross their fingers on both hands. later on, taka's output increases to five barriers, which can be maintained simultaneously for a maximum of five minutes. they can also fight without having to keep their fingers crossed, relying instead on metaphorically "crossing one's heart" to center and focus their thoughts.
taka's energy barriers apply force to oncoming attacks and accelerate them in the opposite direction. if you were to throw a punch at the barrier, the punch would be slowed down and then the force repelled back at you. the barriers are essentially extensions of taka's will and creativity, and ultimately limited by their physical and mental endurance.
guard is not a solely defensive quirk. taka can send their barriers flying into an opponent with all the force of a monster truck, so long as they time their movements well enough. they can also change the shapes and sizes of their barriers, though the process tends to drain their energy faster than they'd like. for example, taka can mold a barrier into the shape of a hand and use it to punch.
voice: junko minagawa as haruka tenoh from sailor moon. low to medium-pitched and husky. speaks smoothly and enunciates clearly.
backstory: a smol taco was picked on while growing up
taka's canon is set in the world of boku no hero academia, specifically japan.
takako (貴子) has the kanji for "noble, child." igarashi (五十嵐) means "fifty storms."
taka was assigned female at birth.