Character Profile Wikia
Shota Aizawa
Series My Hero Academia (Boku No Hero Academia)
Age 30 (Before) 31 (Currently)
Birthday 8 November (Scorpio)
Sex Male
Species Unknown
Height 183 cm (6'0")
Weight 150 lb (68.1 kg)
Alignment Neutral Good
There’s nothing crueler than letting a dream end midway.
~ Shota Aizawa

Shota Aizawa is a supporting character from the highly acclaimed anime/manga series My Hero Academia.


Shota Aizawa is a Pro Hero that goes by the name Eraserhead (given to him by fellow hero Present Mic). Unlike most heroes, he prefers working as an underground hero. He was assigned to be the Homeroom Teacher for Class 1-A in U.A. High School. 

He is a very strict teacher that often tells lies or pulls “logical ruses” in order to make his students put their maximum effort into their training. He is infamous at U.A. for threatening students with expulsion from the school, and has expelled a total of 154 students.

Powers & Abilities

  • Quirk - Erasure: Aizawa's Quirk is the ability to temporarily erase other people's powers simply by looking at them. However, this only works as long as Aizawa's eyes are open and aimed at the opponent.
  • Superhuman Physicality: Despite his slim build, Aizawa is quite strong, fast and resilient.
  • Intelligence: Aizawa is a very smart combatant, and he knows many ways of using his Quirk and equipment to facilitate winning in a fight.
  • Hand-to-Hand Expert: Aizawa is a very able Close Quarters Combat fighter, and he excels at pinning down opponents to break their limbs.


  • Capturing Weapon: Aizawa's scarf is made of a steel wire alloy woven with carbon nano-fibers. He uses it to trap and immobilize opponents.
  • Caltrops: A set of metal piercing ninja tools that Aizawa uses in conjunction with his Capturing Weapon to put enemies in tough positions.
  • Goggles: A pair of goggles that Aizawa wears while using his Quirk in order to hide his eyes from the enemy.



  • Knocked out a super-powered individual with a single punch.
  • Can casually fling multiple regular-sized humans at the same time.
  • Can take down multiple targets at the same time, while injured.
  • Was able to restrain Shoto Todoroki.
  • Immobilized Dabi with his own strength.
  • Broke Dabi's arm.


  • Dodged a punch from someone who was behind him.
  • Outmaneuvered Shoto Todoroki.


  • Survived an attack from a monster called a Nomu that is equal in speed, power, and resilience to All Might.
  • Endured having several of his bones broken, and repeatedly being mashed to the ground.
  • Survived a fire blast from Dabi.


  • One of the most important Pro Heroes in Japan.
  • Became a teacher for U.A. High.


  • The effects of his Quirk wear off if he shuts his eyes or if his eyes are obstructed from his target.