What Is Kai's Quirk

This article is about the character. For this character's Quirk, see Overhaul. Overhaul (オーバーホール, bāhōru?), was the Yakuza leader of the Shie Hassaikai. He served as the main antagonist of the Shie Hassaikai Arc. Kai is a pale young man of narrow build with short, shaggy auburn hair, parted to the right. His eyes are thin, their irises are small and gold, with rather long lower eyelashes and small eyebrows. He also possesses a small scar on the left side of his forehead that he acquired as a result of his fight with the League of Villains. He has three piercings in his left ear. He usually has his mouth covered by a plague doctor mask. Following his battle with Izuku, however, his mask is removed and his mouth is accordingly uncovered. Following his defeat, he also lost both of his arms to Mr. Compress and Tomura Shigaraki during his escort to a villain hospital. Kai wears a black dress shirt with matching dress pants, a pale gray tie around his neck and a belt with a long, thin buckle around his waist, with three beaded lobe piercings in his left ear.

Over this, he wears a dark olive-green bomber jacket with a thick purple fur collar and white lace-up sneakers with tan soles and no socks. The white surgical gloves he wears on his hands and the magenta plague mask he wears over his mouth, which is tipped and embroidered with gold, are his most distinguishing features. During his imprisonment in Tartarus, Kai's hair has become a bit longer and he has developed some stubble. He also wears a standard inmate outfit with the sleeves still attached and his arm stumps are bandaged underneath. After escaping from Tartarus, Lady Nagant changes Kai's inmate outfit with a long, light dress shirt and dark pants. After fusing with Shin Nemoto, Kai gets an additional two arms deformed with spiked claws and black parts of Shin's cape. His hair gets spikier, and his mask rips apart, seeming to be fused onto his face, which is also covered in black fabric.

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Shin is presumably conscious in the fused form as his mouth is used through Overhaul's right hand and his Quirk is in use. After fusing with Rikiya Katsukame, Kai's lower body is fused into a monstrous stone structure, protruding multiple appendages each equipped with clawed hands. Kai's upper body is the same but lies within the mouth of the structure, and his upper jaw has Rikiya's mask. A representation of Kai's twisted plans. Kai is a mysophobic, antisocial sociopath who is obsessed with returning the world to the way it was before the Quirk phenomenon. Due to a combination of an old theory claiming Quirks derived from rats and his own mysophobia, Kai believes that Quirks are actually a plague on humanity, having infected people with "syndromes" of heroism and villainy. He looks down upon those that use their abilities for either purpose, referring to acts of heroic sacrifice or petty crime as "sicknesses". Kai is extremely determined to his ambition of eradicating Quirks, not only due to his own personal phobias, but also because such a thing would allow the Yakuza to reclaim the power they once held over society. Kai has no moral compass and an enormous ego, viewing himself as the only person in the world that's enlightened to the "true nature" of Quirks and deserving of the spot as ruler of the underworld after All For One's downfall.

Kai after disposing of one of his subordinates.

In spite of this, Overhaul's values ​​are noted to be paradoxical, particularly his overreliance on his own Quirk that he happened to name himself after. As the leader of the Shie Hassaikai, Kai is usually levelheaded, thinks strategically, and, according to a conversation with Twice, seems to be nice at first. Whether he is acting or behaving sincerely, Kai does possess polite mannerisms and can come off as very calm and classy even to people he considers potentially troublesome, this being evident in his first meeting with Mirio Togata and Izuku Midoriya. If aggravated, however, he may end up displaying a powerful and visible killing intent, more fitting of his true character. Kai's germaphobia causing him to break out in hives. Kai is very germaphobic and hates anything he perceives as unsanitary, frequently remarking about the unclean appearances of certain people and locations. He refuses to be touched by others, or even breathe in the same air as theirs, which is one of the reasons he wears an air-filtering plague doctor mask and forces his subordinates to do the same while around him. If blood, dirt or some other unclean substance comes in contact with Kai's person, he will start developing hives and lose his usual composure, becoming increasing unhinged as a result. In drastic circumstances though, Kai will let go of his aversions in order to crush an enemy that's standing in his way, either due to pragmatism or out of sheer hatred. Kai after disposing of one of his subordinates. Kai doesn't value humans, viewing people as pawns for their utilitarian value and being willing to experiment on them to accomplish his objectives.

39;s fierce determination to revive the Yakuza and repay his debt.

He carries this sentiment even towards the other members of the organization he has dedicated himself to since childhood, treating them as expendable sacrifices for his well-being and having no qualms in killing them off for the smallest mistakes. The masks worn by his closest subordinates also serve as a reminder of this mindset; he doesn't view them as worthy of sharing the same air as his. Even Eri, his boss's granddaughter and the centerpiece of his operations, is not spared from this brutal way of thinking as he frequently shames and abuses her through threats and guilt trips, seems as a method to force subservience on her mind. Kai's fierce determination to revive the Yakuza and repay his debt. The only person Kai has ever shown true concern for is the former boss of the Shie Hassaikai, who rescued him from the streets at a very young age and raised him as a yakuza. Kai, to this day, still feels deeply indebted to his boss for taking him in, being adamant in returning said debt by returning the yakuza to their glory days somehow. Ironically, despite his sociopathic mindset and inhumane treatment of others, this makes his ideals about family much more personal than any other members of the organization. Aside from this, he has also shown to value Hari Kurono, his childhood friend and right-hand man, having healed his injuries and being the only one of his subordinates he does not treat as disposable.

As a young yakuza, Kai was extremely ruthless and would kill anyone who didn't show the Shie Hassaikai the proper respect, constantly getting into fights with rival gangs. Kai's boss, who was growing aware of the violent, immoral path his underling was following to uphold the name of the Shie Hassaikai, attempted to sway him towards a more honorable course, but to no avail; Kai became more and more convinced that illegal, questionable dealings were the only way the yakuza could ever restore their former honor. This would lead the misanthropic Kai to develop an interest in the boss's granddaughter, because he considered her rewinding abilities a golden opportunity for the Shie Hassaikai, believing that he could produce a Quirk-Destroying Drug out of her cells that would give the yakuza enough power to take control of the black market. Kai, despite his loyalty and indebtedness to his superior, could not accept his boss's disagreement over the idea, attacking and leaving him in a comatose state to work on his plan unimpeded. Kai took over the Shie Hassaikai under the twisted assumption that everything he was doing was for the sake of his boss and the organization, intending to bring his boss out of his coma after he completed his plan. In the end, Kai's failure to recognize others and his own obstinate nature, in his downfall.

As noted by Tomura, even though Kai's goal is to erase Quirks and restore the yakuza to power, he hypocritically himself used a Quirk to achieve that plan. Despite his strong-willed attitude, he is capable of expressing true fear and shock, especially post-defeat, after the League of Villains took away his product and ability to use his Quirk, screaming as the reality of being unable to bring the boss out of his coma hit him. As seen by the time of Tartarus' mass riot and breakout, Kai's imprisonment and the comatose status of his boss has left him as a shell of his former self, being rendered to a near-catatonic state and being unresponsive to everyone, anyone and everything around him. This is seen where he had little to no reaction of the mass riot during the Tartarus prison break and later showed no reaction to the appearance of Tomura Shigaraki and All For One, only being able to mumble the words "Old Man" in reference to his boss and father figures. The only thing Kai cares about is reuniting with his boss, mumbling on how he wants to see him again even when in close proximity to danger. Kai is even shown crying out of regret while begging to apologize to the boss. While he still hates Izuku (despite the latter having saved his life) and holds no regrets for his treatment of Eri, he did agree to make amends with Eri but only so he could save his boss.

Kai demonstrates his Quirk to easily destroy Magne. Overall Abilities: Prior to his dismemberment, Kai was an incredibly powerful villain that garnered the attention of All For One, the most powerful villain in Japan. He is a very dangerous individual due to his Quirk, Overhaul, the handling he has on it, and his own lack of remorse. While in battle, Kai focuses on quickly dissembling his targets to kill them, or reshaping the terrain around him into a barrage of spikes to attack his opponents. He reshapes the ground to maneuver himself around the area, as well as counter incoming attacks. The ability to instantly rearrange his vicinity grants Kai multiple methods of dealing with his opponents, making him a massive threat from all ranges. In the past, when he recruited Kendo Rappa, a heavily experienced brawler, into the Shie Hassaikai, Kendo proposed that, in order to gain his servitude, Kai has to defeat him in battle.


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