Summary Tetsuo Shima (島鉄雄 Shima Tetsuo) was a member of a biker gang and is the main antagonist of the manga and anime. After a near collision with Takashi, he rapidly develops powerful, psychic abilities. Tetsuo goes on a violent rampage in search of methods to improve and better control his new powers. He is driven by his inferiority complex and his jealousy of Kaneda.
Powers and Stats Tier: 10-A, 9-C with weapons | Up to 7-B | Low 2-C Name: Tetsuo Shima Origin: Akira Gender: Male Age: 15 years old Classification: Human, Esper
Powers and Abilities: Flight, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Teleportation, Regeneration, Absorption, Precognition, Clairvoyance, Forcefield creation, Technological Manipulation, Gravity Manipulation, Matter Manipulation Attack Potency: Athlete level, Street level with melee weapons | Up to City level (As he gained more control over his powers, he became closer and closer in power to Akira, who destroyed Tokyo in the past) | Multi-Continent level (Blew a large hole in the moon) | Universe level+ (Triggered a big bang in an alternate universe after gaining control over his powers) Speed: Peak Human | Unknown, likely Massively Hypersonic+ flight speed (Flew into orbit and destroyed a satellite swiftly) | Relativistic+ (Was able to react to casually react to real lasers, and reached the moon so fast that his followers blinked and he was there) | Omnipresent (Became one with the universe) Lifting Strength: Unknown | Likely Class M with telekinesis | Unknown Striking Strength: At least Class H | Class NJ | Universal+ Durability: Street level | Wall level (Survived being thrown through walls by the other Espers), likely up to City level with his powers | Multi-Continent level with shields | Universe level+ Stamina: High Range: City-wide in the last part of the movie, Hundreds of Miles, Universal+ in the very end. Standard Equipment: His artificial arm after his original right arm was destroyed by a SOL laser. Intelligence: Average. Weaknesses: As a human, he was short tempered at times and impacting his mutated arm would cause him to mutate, but this also increase in power drastically beyond his control (at the time) as well.
Key: Beginning | After Gaining his Powers | Psychic | End of Movie/Manga