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My Hero Academia cosplayer transforms into menacing Himiko Toga

by Matt Porter
Instagram: xochristaljudge / Bone Inc

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Himiko Toga may be a villain, but My Hero Academia's sinister schoolgirl has a ton of fans, with one cosplayer showing her love of the character with a terrifying take on Toga.

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who inherits the legendary quirk known as One For All from his idol All-Might. Deku immediately joins U.A. High School to learn how to harness his new abilities and become the number one hero in the world, but the League of Villains have other ideas, hoping to kill All-Might and any potential heroes who could put an end to their campaign of crime.

One of those villains is Himiko Toga, a crazed villain intent on taking down heroes even if she has a massive crush on Midoriya who has a taste for blood, in more ways than one.

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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

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Toga first appears in the second season of the ultra-popular anime series, working with the League of Villains to take down the students of Class 1-A and All-Might as they train to harness their powers. Unlike other villains though, Himiko actually harbors a crush on Midoriya, taking any chance she can to get up close and personal with him, including at their provisional license training course.

To do so, the sinister schoolgirl uses her quirk Transformation, which allows her to take the shape of anyone she pleases, although it comes with a gruesome catch. To do so, she must drink the blood of her intended target, so can often be seen carrying a knife in the hopes of using it to grab what she needs from any hero she can find.

Cosplayer 'xochristaljudge' showed fans her terrifying take on Toga in her latest Instagram post, shapeshifting into the villain with stunning accuracy, including her instantly recognizable headgear which is splattered with blood, likely from whoever she just used the knife in her right hand on. Her blonde hair is pushed up into the same messy buns on the side of her head, while her outfit looks identical to that of Toga's, with the same beige cardigan, red necktie, and knee-high socks that the character is always seen wearing.

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Even though she's a villain, her personality is hard to dislike despite the fact that she's often trying to kill the heroes in Class 1-A, and is one of the most-cosplayed characters on the show.

Himiko Toga is still a major part of the show and can be seen throughout Season 4, which is currently being simulcasted in both Japanse and English.