Why Shigaraki’s hair changes color in My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia has all its fans involved in clashes between heroes and villains that represent a challenge for history, the popular anime and manga has presented us with some characters with amazing abilities and today we will delve into one that could have one of the most dangerous for would-be UA heroes

Something that seems quite striking to us is that Shigaraki is a character full of surprises in My Hero Academia or Boku no Hero Academia, and that is that all the characteristics that make up his powers and attitude make him a villain worthy of the series. The interesting thing about this delinquent is that he seems to be constantly evolving as the anime story progresses, as he always has a reason to attack the heroes when they least expect it.

While the Gift of Deterioration is already a devastating ability that allows him to devastate everything in his path regardless of whether he is facing something organic or inorganic, this power seems to go further with certain improvements that the villain can acquire. However, one of the most striking changes that are represented in his physical appearance is the color of his hair, and below, we will explain why this happens to him.

Tomura Shigaraki’s real name is Tenko Shimura and everything changed when his quirk began to manifest. In the last episodes of the fifth season of My Hero Academia, the origin of the character is finally shown, which is one of the strongest and saddest that has been seen in the plot of the anime.

Here it is shown that by the time his Deterioration Gift arrives, his neck and eyes begin to itch, while his face begins to have wrinkles and his hair turns from black to a very pale blue. Therefore, her physical changes would be caused by the same quirk, including the change in hair color.

In fact, the same thing happens when Shigaraki faces Re-Destro, as the gift evolves in such a way that it gives him the ability to deteriorate without the need to use all five fingers at the same time. In turn, he causes further changes to her face and her hair is bleached to completely white.

It is not known exactly why the quirk does this to Shigaraki, but it is likely that in addition to damaging things he touches, it can damage him over time. Perhaps, as this power evolves, Shigaraki’s age increases exponentially, and that would explain why he looks so old at only 22 years old, since he has more wrinkles than normal and his hair has turned white.