Overhaul was one of the strongest antagonists of the universe ofMy Hero Academia. Not only was his ability to kill opponents with one touch profoundly formidable, but he also led the Yakuza organization until its arrest at the hands of Japan’s best professional heroes.
Throughout his criminal career, Overhaul has strived to expand his operations to include some of the country’s best-known criminals (such as the League of Villains). By identifying the anime characters you would work with, we can better appreciate what qualities you are looking for in your potential allies.
10 Overhaul would appreciate Szayel’s (Bleach) scientific prowess and obsession with perfection
Szayel was without a doubt the most intelligent member of the Sword. As a man of science, he was responsible for most of Hueco Mundo’s technological advances. The villain’s obsession with perfection drove him through his studies, a quality Overhaul would admire.
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Although Szayel has been shown to be somewhat treacherous by his willingness to help Nnoitra against Nelliel, Overhaul would still be willing to take a chance on him, based on how he collaborated with the League of Villains even after their disastrous feud.
9 Overhaul came to Shigaraki earlier (My Hero Academia)
Tomura Shigaraki was the leader of the League of Villains and Overhaul’s greatest source of competition. After the fall of All For One, he offered his decaying counterpart a position in his organization.
However, Shigaraki was unhappy with the concept of being someone’s subordinate, leading to an altercation between the two factions. Nonetheless, Overhaul’s offer of peace was kept after he left the League’s hideout, and he even gave them his card. Toga and Twice lived in his compound out of good faith, but were there secretly to spy on him.
8 Kenny Ackerman would appreciate Overhaul’s approach to crime (Attack On Titan)
Kenny Ackerman’s main incentives were entertainment and power. He served Rod Reiss under the presumption that he might steal the Founding Titan once the time came.
Since Overhaul is dedicated to the deprivation and restoration of Quirks, it may well have given Kenny a power of his own, should he prove to be a reliable asset. When combined with his formidable skills as a warrior and ODM user, this would inspire him to remain in the service of the Yakuza for as long as it takes.
7 Doctor Stylish shares the amorality and scientific prowess of Overhaul (Akame Ga Kill!)
Doctor Stylish was the most skilled investigator in the Empire and a respected scientific authority. His extensive knowledge of Imperial weapons would be of great use to Overhaul, as combining Quirks with super-powerful equipment would create terrifyingly powerful minions.
Furthermore, Stylish’s human experiments and amorality suggest that he would have no problem with Overhaul’s less scrupulous efforts (such as torturing Eri to perfect Quirk’s denial drugs). He’s even skilled in a fight under the right circumstances, as shown when he transformed into a massive monster in his final showdown with Night Raid.
6 Silva Zoldyck would collaborate with Overhaul as long as they paid him (Hunter X Hunter)
As head of House Zoldyck, Silva embodies all aspects of a perfect mercenary. You are motivated, competent, and ready to carry out a mission regardless of the moral implications. This implies that he would be an ideal ally for Overhaul, since he does not ask questions.
The only complication of Overhaul is getting enough money to pay you. If his drug business was launched successfully, he would have ample coffers to compensate Silva for his protection.
5 Doflamingo directs operations similar to Overhaul (One Piece)
Doflamingo and Overhaul run somewhat similar operations. The former helps facilitate the production and shipping of illegal Devil Fruits, while the latter works to give or take away Quirks with specialized bullets.
In addition, both have a small army of loyal fans who have impressed with their charisma, their strength and, at times, their violence. Given their common ground, Doflamingo and Overhaul would respect each other’s work and collaborate. Their partnership would be largely uneventful, as neither character is prone to betraying their comrades.
4 Kabuto shares Overhaul’s (Naruto) insatiable appetite for knowledge
Kabuto shares Overhaul’s insatiable appetite for knowledge, as demonstrated in his rigorous studies following Orochimaru’s alleged death. Considering the implications of the Yakuza villain’s bullets against the shinobi, he would immediately be intrigued by him and accept a partnership.
Her willingness to work with others was demonstrated when she approached Obito and asked him to join forces. Since Kabuto isn’t afraid to ask for help when the time is right (and Overhaul’s organization desperately needs reinforcements as well), the negotiations that led to their association would be brief.
3 Kyosuke doesn’t care who Overhaul kills as long as it benefits him (Death Note)
Kyosuke was the leader of the Yotsuba underground organization and a man more than satisfied with taking innocent lives. This was demonstrated through his collaboration with Kira, where he met his kill quota as long as he could use the notebook to root out his business rivals.
Afterwards, Kyosuke would have no qualms about giving Overhaul the necessary funding for his research as long as his henchmen assassinated their enemies. Considering the high profile the Yakuza can have at times (like the blade villain’s attack on Kirishima), Overhaul would easily accept his new partner’s terms.
2 Assault’s obsession with purity plays in favor of the Overhaul (Fire Force) brand
Assault was a member of the White Gang who was notoriously obsessed with purity. He was rigorously “trained” to purge himself of all carnal desires, especially to be able to finally fight and kill Tamaki.
His devotion to a clean world would make him a suitable ally for Overhaul’s mission, as both criminals have similar ideas regarding society. Additionally, its ignition ability has direct offensive utility that would greatly aid the Yakuza’s line of support in ranged and melee encounters.
1 Vicious is a classic offender who would be respected (Cowboy Bebop)
One of Overhaul’s biggest complaints to hero society is that the Yakuza fell behind in a world of superpowers. He longed for the days when villains could achieve greatness without turning to their Quirks.
Considering that Vicious is capable of massacring a room of enemies armed only with his sword, he would immediately impress Overhaul as a potential subordinate. The leader of the Yakuza would only have to take into account the treacherous nature of his new partner, as Vicious prefers to lead whatever organization he belongs to.