Neito Monoma (My Hero Academia)

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NOTE: Do not remove the "Bad Qualities" and "Good Qualities" custom headers and change them to "Why He Sucks" and "Redeeming Qualities", because the character got mixed reviews throughout the run of the series. Thus, the character is staying in the “Average Characters” category.

Neito Monoma
"Who put you on the planet?!" - Squilliam Fancyson
Gender: Male
Type: Small Name, Big Ego
Age: 16
Species: Human
Media of origin: My Hero Academia

Neito Monoma, also known as "Phantom Thief", is a recurring character in the anime series My Hero Academia. He is the egotistical rival of Class 1-A, wanting to prove that Class 1-B is superior to them.

Bad Qualities

  1. First of all, he always bullies Class 1-A to the point that he thinks his class is better than them, creating needless animosity towards the two classes. Thankfully, he always gets a taste of his own medicine.
  2. He often makes fun of Class 1-A whenever they fail at something, using the opportunity to throw stones at them and mocking Todoroki and Bakugo for failing the Provisional Hero License Exams.
  3. He makes fun of Kirishima, Kaminari, Sero, Sato and Ashido for failing the final exams, yet was the only one in Class 1-B to fail.
  4. He forced Itsuka Kendo to take part in a beauty pageant so that Class 1-B could come out on top.
  5. He tricked a foreign exchange student into unintentionally mocking Class 1-A.
  6. He tries way too hard to be cool.
  7. He is annoying to the point that he makes Squilliam Fancyson from Spongebob Squarepants look better, handsome, and popular in comparison.
  8. He is the worst example of the Alpha Mean Guy.

Good Qualities

  1. He was more toned down when first introduced.
  2. He always gets a taste of his own medicine whenever he acts rude to Class 1-A (for example, Kendo chopping him in the neck and Shota Aizawa strangling him with his capture weapon).
  3. His design is decent.
  4. He's capable of admitting when he's beaten or when people have changed, such as seeing Bakugo's cooperation with his team during the Joint Training arc.
  5. When he's not belittling Class 1-A, he can actually be very supportive and understanding to Class 1-B. He even empathized with Shinso over their similar situations, something that surprised Shinso.
  6. He has a very chilled personality.
  7. He has a powerful quirk.


  1. His homeroom teacher is Vlad King, which explains why he has a one-sided rivalry with Class 1-A.
  2. His design was based on Dane DeHaan's version of the Green Goblin from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.


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