My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 16: Recap and Review

Season 4, Episode 16

Win Those Kids’ Hearts

The kids annoy Bakugo

In episode 16 of My Hero Academia, Inasa Yoarashi tries to befriend Shoto, by asking his favorite food. Bakugo, witnessing this interaction finds it disgusting. Endeavor, Present Mic and Toshinori Yagi arrive and sit in the bleachers. All Might wants them to avoid standing out. Endeavor however, makes a scene when encouraging Shoto. When the students notice All Might’s presence they get excited. Mera tries to calm the students down, while, Camie Utsushimi introduces herself. Gang Orca arrives, dubbing the students “turds.” He chastises Katsuki, Shoto and Inasa. He acknowledges there strength, but points out that’s ALL they possess. He tells them to prepare for their test that will require “heart.”

Enter brats with Quirks

As the doors open, children poor out. From the Masegaki Primary School, the kids are poorly behaved. Gang Orca tasks Camie, Shoto, Katsuki and Inasa with winning over the children without using violence. Katsuki’s violent tendency is on display as the kids annoy him, Camie appeals to the boys because of her looks. However, she is of putting for the girls for the same reason. Shoto is considered boring and Inasa is a pushover the kids pick on. Shoto thinks that he can connect with the children through telling them about himself. Inasa wants to befriend all of them. Meanwhile, Katsuki challenges the strongest among them to a fight. Camie suggest that they show them their Quirks. I enjoy the bad kids. Most of them act like Katsuki, but they’re clever in their cruelty.

What’s the Symbol of Peace

The Symbol of Peace is a vaguely defined concept in My Hero Academia. It unclear what made All Might that symbol but apparently no other hero. In this episode he claims that he became a “beacon of hope,” by running “towards that goal.” While All Might is much nicer than Endeavor who’s abusive and rude, it’s still seems that All Might became the symbol simply due to his power. Maybe I missed something, and it’s possible that the series will clarify what it means later. Regardless, I’m interested in seeing how the heroes conquer the children.

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