Mina Ashido, also known as Pinky, is one of the students in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. Her quirk Decay allows her to make any object she touches rot away, even if that object was previously indestructible. Although she can only control her quirk by making direct contact with an object or person, she has demonstrated the ability to make indirect contact with multiple targets at once, as well as to alter her own clothing so it will not be affected by her quirk.
Relationships with Other Students:
There’s no denying that Mina Ashido is a very outgoing person. She is always surrounded by a constant stream of friends, who constantly support her and provide a positive emotional outlet to help relieve some of her stress. This can be seen when Kaminari tries to comfort Mina Ashido with an embrace when she starts crying during her fight with Mandalay. That doesn’t mean that Mina can’t stand on her own two feet—quite the opposite actually.
When she was younger, Mina Ashido often felt like a burden on her family because they had to work so hard just to get by. Now that she has moved out of her parent’s home and started attending U.A., however, she feels like it’s finally time for her to prove herself as an independent adult.
Her determination has been shown many times throughout Season 3: in both Internship Arc and Hideout Raid Arc, we see how much effort Mina puts into improving herself as a hero even though it means putting aside time from hanging out with friends or dating MomoYaoyorozu.
Quirk and Abilities:
Mina Ashido’s Quirk is Acid. With it, she can generate acids and liquids from her body to use in combat. Mina Ashido can also manipulate her bodily fluids so they harden like a solid material. One of Pinky’s major advantages over other combat-based Heroes is that she’s unbreakable: Her Quirk won’t be destroyed if her body suffers a major injury—she just has to replace whatever limbs or organs are lost with acid-based replacements.
That said, Pinky does have limits—if she loses too much bodily fluid at once or is exposed to too much acid for long periods of time, it could potentially have adverse effects on her health. Pinky’s abilities make her an excellent support Hero.
She can quickly patch up teammates who are injured in battle and then get back into action herself without worrying about being taken out by heavy attacks. Pinky is also very flexible when it comes to movement, which allows her to avoid attacks more easily than many other Heroes who rely on brute strength alone.
Her agility also makes Pinky an ideal candidate for reconnaissance missions where speed and stealth are more important than raw power. The only thing holding Pinky back from becoming a top-tier Hero is her lack of offensive capabilities; while she doesn’t need them as much as some other Heroes do, they would still be useful in certain situations.
Finding your Quirk is an experience that everyone remembers. It’s a moment that shapes who you are and can even define how you live your life. But why? Quirks aren’t something innate—they’re actually rare genetic mutations that occur randomly in any given person. They become active when a person is born, like hair or eye color. At first glance, you might think finding your Quirk is only about discovering what power you have within yourself; however, it can also be just as impactful for everyone around you: friends and family alike! Mina Ashido was one of those people.
She had been through many different phases before she found her Quirk, including a period where she wanted to wear her hero costume all day long and pretend to fight crime. Her parents worried that their daughter was developing some sort of mental illness, but they did their best to keep up with her enthusiasm while still trying to make sure she knew how to be normal too.
Eventually, Kurapika found her quirk (and learned how to control it), but not before realizing there were more important things than being a hero: becoming strong enough to help others and working together with others towards a common goal was just as valuable as being able to save lives on your own.