If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I don't know about you, but I can never come up with an answer to this question. Honestly, superpowers used to be a very one dimensional concept for me. A regular human is exposed to extraordinary circumstances and is then capable of inhuman feats. Superpowers that were meant to be overpowered- with few (if any) weaknesses- had a tendency to become stale quickly. AND to pick just ONE superpower without knowing how it works is an unbelievably difficult task. Maybe I am too much of a realist? Luckily, Kohei Horikoshi, the author of My Hero Academia, has created a universe where many superpowers, or 'quirks,' can be explained by science! In the My Hero Academia universe, 80% of the world's population is born with a quirk. So I welcome you to 'Quirk Science! Let's get to it! Electrolytes- Necessary for our bodies to function: sodium, potassium, calcium, etc. Humans are always sweating. The amount we sweat can vary based on our emotional and physical states. When our bodies experience these states of stress, a human can sweat between 0.8 to 1.4 liters an hour. 3 single serving soda bottles! We have two major types of sweat glands: apocrine and eccrine. Large apocrine sweat glands are associated with hair follicles of the armpits and groin region.
Initially odorless, the fatty secretions produced by these glands cause body odor when they come into contact with skin bacteria (Eeww!). Eccrine sweat glands, on the other hand, are found everywhere! These tiny sweat glands have two important functions: skin maintenance and thermoregulation. Since Bakugo Katsuki's quirk is localized to the palms of his hands (as far as we know), the nitroglycerin he uses to create explosions is likely secreted via his eccrine sweat glands. My Hero Academia lore implies that he is able to 'control' how much he sweats. He uses his emotions as a tool to sweat more. Overuse of his quirk may cause his sweat glands to switch off. Now if Bakugo's emotions are actually the driver of his quirk, this may help to clarify why he is so ill tempered. Anger is a powerful emotion, capable of increasing an individual's heart rate and blood pressure. It does this by triggering the release of adrenaline, a hormone, into the bloodstream from (quite fittingly) the adrenal medulla glands. Adrenaline then goes on to impact the (mostly) involuntary portion of the body's nervous system -aka- the autonomic nervous system.
Could a regular human have sweaty palms by triggering their "fight or flight" response?
The autonomic nervous system is divided into two systems: the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions. Complementary to one another, the sympathetic division activates the "fight or flight" response while the parasympathetic division activates the "rest and digest" response. Bakugo could- quite literally- be using his anger as fuel for his explosions… Sweat secreted from eccrine glands is composed of 99% water, electrolytes, and other water-soluble substances. The most concentrated solute in sweat is sodium chloride (or NaCl, if you were ever wondering why your sweat was so salty!). Sweat also contains small concentrations of potassium, lactic acid, glucose, and nitrogen- just to name a few. As the sweat evaporates from our skin, it removes excess body heat. This 'evaporative cooling' allows us to maintain homeostasis, or steady internal conditions. There are situations where individuals are unable to sweat in small or large areas of their bodies. This condition, called anhidrosis (or hypohidrosis), is the result of extreme dehydration. As Bakugo's quirk is heavily on sweat production, he is at high risk of dehydration if he doesn't drink enough fluids and electrolytes in replacement. In support of this theory, whenever Bakugo overuses his quirk, he is shown to develop muscle cramps in his arms and shoulders- which are symptoms of dehydration. Coincidence? I think not. So, from an anatomical and physiological standpoint… Bakugo's quirk is theoretically possible. Could a regular human have sweaty palms by triggering their "fight or flight" response? Sure. Do we want to have the potential stress and other symptoms associated with it?
Probably not. Though, Bakugo might not have a choice in the matter if he aims to be the number one hero! Bakugo's quirk affects the eccrine sweat glands in the palms of his hands. Bakugo's explosive anger may help him to 'control' the amount he sweats by activating the "fight" response of the sympathetic nervous system. The drawback to Bakugo's quirk is likely caused by dehydration. Robinson S. & Robinson AH 1954). Chemical Composition of Sweat. Sato K., Kang WH, Saga K., Sato KT 1989). Biology of sweat glands and their disorders I. Normal sweat gland function. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Bernhardt G. Cracking the Code on Sweat Rates. Cui, CY, & Schlessinger, D. (2015). Eccrine sweat gland development and sweat secretion. Hu, Y. & Converse, C. & Lyons, MC Hsu, W. (2017). Neural control of sweat secretion: A review. The British journal of dermatology. You and your hormones. Adrenaline. Society for Endocrinology. Hormone Health Network. What is Adrenaline? Backyard Brains. Experiment: Activate your Sympathetic Nervous System. Lupis, SB, Lerman, M., & Wolf, JM (2014). Anger responses to psychosocial stress predict heart rate and cortisol stress responses in men but not women. International Hyperhidrosis Society. Anhidrosis (Inability to sweat). Sato K., Kang WH, Saga K., Sato KT 1989). Biology of sweat glands and their disorders. II. Disorders of sweat gland function. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Hannah Kissinger is a PhD student in Microbiology at the University of California, Riverside. With a BS in biomedical sciences and an MHS in medical laboratory sciences, she is now branching out into environmental microbial ecology. A true appreciator of storytelling- she can't even count how many Disney movies, anime, or K-dramas she has seen. In her free time, she likes reading webtoons and learning new cosplay crafting techniques.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
His favorite food is Dorayaki.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
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Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).
Gian is also confident in cooking, but just like his singing, his hand made food can be a nightmare for other people very easily. However, Gian does not hesitate to help his friends when they are in real trouble. Throughout the series, particularly the films, he is often the one who voices the most concern and refuses to look away when there is a problem, an opposite of Suneo's cowardice. While he is described by others as daunting and intimidating, he is very sensitive and prone to crying when something touching happens, and he actually values his friends highly, a feeling which his friends sometimes reciprocate. Gian also has a soft spot for his younger sister, Jaiko, and usually tries to prevent her from trouble, even if she can perfectly handle her situation. Gian basically is a bullying 'tsundere'. His catchphrase is "What's mine is mine. What's yours is also mine." (「俺の物は、俺の物。お前の物も俺の物。」, "Ore no mono wa, ore no mono. Omae no mono mo ore no mono."), also known as Gianism (ジャイアニズム, Jaianizumu) in Japan (the Japanese band Nightmare have borrowed the term for their albums Gianism Best Ofs and Gianizm). Pisces) is the fox-faced (inherited) from his mother) rich child who loves to flaunt his material wealth before everyone, especially Nobita. A lot of the stories start with Suneo showing off some new video game, toy or pet which evokes Nobita's envy.