My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 11: Recap and Review

Mirio Togata rescues Eri from Overhaul in episode 74 of My Hero Academia
Mirio Togata rescues Eri from Overhaul

My Hero Academia is a series that has mastered balancing the story of the main character (Midoriya) with it’s many other characters. Izuku wants to become a hero, but so does all of his other classmates. Mirio Togata is one character that embodies the type of heroism that Izuku and All Might represent. This makes perfect sense considering he was a primary candidate for inheriting All Might’s Quirk. A member of the Big 3, Mirio is a goofy character that always smiles. In addition to this, Mirio possess extraordinary technique, strength and great fighting ability. This episode, Lemillion, show why Mirio deserves to be a hero.

Toga and Twice’s betrayal

It’s not surprising that the League of Villains aren’t really that interested in being on the side of the Yakuza. Why join them when you can surpass them. Especially considering the fact that the Yakuza has fallen from the original position of power. Furthermore, Overhaul’s killing of Magne simply won’t be forgiven with a “I’m sorry.” Shin Nemoto uses his “Confession” Quirk to force Toga and Twice to explain their Quirks. Confession allows the user to learn the “true feelings” of others by asking a question. Mimic still doesn’t trust them and they very difficult to deal with. Toga taunts Mimic. This results in him screaming, enraged by Toga’s insults. He reveals his position allowing Midoriya to pinpoint his location. Deku, Sir Nighteye and Eraser manage to successfully subdue him.

Mirio doesn’t stop smiling

Overhaul faces Mirio

Mirio is finally able to catch up to Overhaul, Chronostasis and Eri. It’s risky to face them alone, but he’s determine to save Eri. He suddenly losses his equilibrium as a result of the Quirk that Deidoro Sakaki’s possess. Sakaki is joined by Shin Nemoto, who attempts to shoot Mirio with a gun. Shin hopes to use his Quirk to “break Mirio’s spirit.” However, Mirio uses his Ultimate Move: Phantom Menace. Striking both Shin and Deidoro in quick succession. Attacking Overhaul, Mirio is able to grab Eri from Chrono. Mirio promises Eri that he “will be her hero.” Angered by Mirio’s assault, Overhaul removes his glove. Activating his Quirk, he destroys the ground and reshapes them into stone spikes.

It’s quickly made clear that Overhaul isn’t concerned with Eri’s well-being. Mirio is stunned when he learns that Overhaul will “restore her” if needed. Enraged, Mirio manages to maintain his reasoning. Hiding Eri in his cape, while he slips underground, Mirio manages to get a surprise hit on Chronos. Mirio admits that Overhaul is strong but he’s stronger. Shin reappears battered but not defeated. He aims a gun with a Quirk-Killer Bullet inside at Eri, knowing that Mirio will not be able to use his Quirk and save her. Smiling, Mirio allows himself to be shot, losing his Quirk in the process. Overhaul, believing that he’s won, taunts Mirio. However, Mirio isn’t defeated. He throws Chronos at Overhaul and breaks his arm with a single punch. Even without his Quirk, Mirio is more than capable of protecting Eri.

Midoriya arrives after Mirio sacrifices his Quirk

Mirio’s sacrifice

Being a manga reader this episode wasn’t surprising to me. however, I forgot that Mirio not only lost his Quirk but still had tremendous strength afterward. While, Mirio may have the spot light now eventually he returns to the background. My Hero Academia has had heroes lose their Quirks before. Tomoko lost her “search” Quirk to All For One, not to mention all the other heroes that had their Quirks stolen by him. She’s still a hero, but she has been reduced to working in the office. Mirio seems like he can still fight without his Quirk and his strength seem abnormal. With his determination, intelligence, skills and attitude it think Mirio will continue with his hero duties. However, if not I think that Mirio will accept that his Quirk was a necessary sacrifice for Eri’s safety.

2 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 11: Recap and Review

  1. I liked this episode but I think it could’ve been structured better. Maybe have Mirio’s flashback at the very beginning and Overhaul’s flashback before his fight started. But, yeah, these mid-fight flashbacks just seem intrusive this arc.

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