Who is Dabi Related to? The Truth Behind the Villain’s Identity

Dabi is one of the most mysterious and intriguing villains in the My Hero Academia series. He is a member of the League of Villains and later the Paranormal Liberation Front, and he possesses a powerful fire Quirk called Blueflame. But who is he really, and what is his connection to the Todoroki family?

Dabi’s True Name and Origin

Dabi’s real name is Toya Todoroki, and he is the eldest son of Enji Todoroki, also known as the Flame Hero Endeavor. He was born with a stronger fire Quirk than his father, but also inherited his mother Rei’s ice resistance, which made him unable to handle his own flames. He was trained by Endeavor to become a hero who could surpass All Might, but he was eventually rejected and abandoned by his father when he realized that Toya’s Quirk was too dangerous for him.

Toya was obsessed with proving himself to his father and surpassing All Might, so he continued to train on his own, even after his hair turned white from the stress of his Quirk. He eventually died in an accident that burned down a forest, leaving only a fragment of his jawbone behind. However, he was secretly saved by All For One and Garaki, who turned him into a Nomu-like monster by stitching him back together with other people’s skin and giving him multiple Quirks. He lost most of his memories and his original personality, and adopted the name Dabi, which means cremation in Japanese.

Dabi’s Motive and Plan

Dabi hates his father Endeavor for what he did to him and his family, and he wants to destroy his reputation and legacy as the new Number One Hero. He also despises the hero society that idolizes Endeavor and All Might, and he wants to expose its corruption and hypocrisy. He joined the League of Villains to achieve his goals, and he became one of the most loyal followers of Tomura Shigaraki, the successor of All For One.

Dabi has been secretly gathering evidence of Endeavor’s abusive past and his involvement in creating Nomus, as well as information about Hawks’ double agent role. He waited for the right moment to reveal his true identity to the world, which came during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc, when Endeavor and Hawks defeated Shigaraki and Dabi intervened. He broadcasted a video message to the public, where he confessed that he was Toya Todoroki, Endeavor’s son, and that he was responsible for many crimes and murders as Dabi. He also exposed Endeavor’s domestic violence and Hawks’ killing of Twice, as well as their connection to the Nomu project. He hoped that this would ruin their credibility and trust as heroes, and cause chaos and despair among the people.

Dabi’s Relationship with the Todoroki Family

Dabi has a complicated relationship with his family members, especially his father and his youngest brother Shoto. He resents Endeavor for neglecting him and abusing him physically and emotionally, but he also craves his attention and recognition. He wants to make Endeavor suffer by hurting himself and those he cares about, but he also wants to prove himself to be better than him. He has a twisted sense of love for his father, as he calls him “Dad” or “Papa” sarcastically or mockingly.

Dabi also has a grudge against Shoto, who was favored by Endeavor as his masterpiece. He sees Shoto as a rival and a symbol of his father’s failure. He wants to kill Shoto or make him join him as a villain, as he believes that they are both cursed by their father’s blood. He also taunts Shoto by calling him “little brother” or “Shoto-chan”, or by reminding him of their mother’s suffering.

Dabi has less interaction with his other siblings, Fuyumi and Natsuo, but he seems to have some lingering affection for them. He remembers their names and faces, and he hesitates to kill them when they confront him. He also expresses some regret for causing them pain by revealing his identity. However, he still considers them as collateral damage in his revenge against Endeavor.

Dabi has a complicated relationship with his mother Rei as well. He loves her deeply, as she was the only one who cared for him and supported him when he was young. He blames Endeavor for driving her insane and making her hurt Shoto with boiling water. However, he also resents her for not being able to protect him or stop Endeavor from abusing him. He believes that she abandoned him when he needed her most, and that she betrayed him by forgiving Endeavor.


Dabi is a tragic villain who was shaped by his father’s ambition and cruelty. He is a broken and twisted person who seeks revenge and destruction, but also validation and acceptance. He is a threat to the hero society and the Todoroki family, but he is also a victim of their flaws and mistakes. He is one of the most fascinating and complex characters in My Hero Academia, and his story is far from over.

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