Level 5 (超能力者(レベル5) Chōnōryokusha (Reberu 5)?, lit. "Person with Super Powers") is the highest current Level that espers have achieved in Academy City. Only seven people out of the 1.8 million students in Academy City have been given this rank, which shows how difficult it is to reach.
All the currently known Level 5 espers, have nicknames attributed to them that are related to their powers or are actually their powers. Most egregiously, Accelerator is known only by his nickname.
Furthermore, as power development is part of Academy City's curriculum , the strongest of Academy City's espers, such as the level 5s, are also honor students. This is displayed by Mikoto, who has enrolled in Tokiwadai Middle School, and is one of its top students, as well as Accelerator.
The ranking of a level 5 is dependent on the esper's usefulness in achieving SYSTEM.
A particular object of notability of all the Level 5 Espers is a recurring instance of mental instability, be it comedic or serious. Mikoto, the first Level 5 seen in the series, has a comedic obsession with defeating Kamijou Touma, although she has been referred to as the most sane of all the Level 5s. Sogiita Gunha believes himself to be an ally of justice and purposely acts in accordance of superheroes in fiction. Accelerator, Kakine Teitoku, Mugino Shizuri, and Shokuhou Misaki all demonstrate more sociopathic or psychopathic tendencies with the willingness to hurt people on whim, though this may be more related to their background more than anything else.
Due to this, only Mikoto is the one apparently competent enough to be used as a marketing mascot or demonstrator for Academy City. Even then, it is not unheard of for any of the Level 5s to be requested for demonstration.
Addition to this, many of the Level 5s are not on good terms with each other.
List of Level 5 Espers
|1||Unknown||Accelerator||Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03|
|2||Kakine Teitoku||Dark Matter||Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15|
|2||Kakine Teitoku (Beetle 05)||Dark Matter||Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 06|
|3||Misaka Mikoto||Railgun||Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01|
|4||Mugino Shizuri||Meltdowner||Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15|
|5||Shokuhou Misaki||Mental Out||Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 041|
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07
|7||Sogiita Gunha||Unknown||Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2|
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01 Prologue
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 044
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 04 Part 08
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 030
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 043
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS2: Shopping Mall Demonstration Chapter 1 Part 1
Reference 5 refers to a translation error about the gender of the #6. It has actually not been determined oficially as of yet.