My Hero Academia Chapter 283: Recap and Review

Cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 283
Cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 283

Chapter 283 – ’75’

Gigantomachia rampages towards Tomura Shigaraki. The younger heroes are left alone. Majestic used his Quirk to rescue them. Most of the heroes are confused by the events that lead to this defeat. The sedative seems to have failed. Elsewhere, Kyudai Garaki tells the heroes that they have not “slipped up,” but Gigantomachia is a “calamity that lives and dies for the sake of his master.” Garaki reveals that all the Nomu’s are modeled after Gigantomachia. Like most of the “Nomu” in Tomura’s employ, Gigantomachia has several Quirks. According to Doctor Garaki, he has an energy Quirk, that allows him to convert morale into energy and stamina. He has two other unnamed Quirks, one that numbs pain and the other that allows the bones to grow. 

Back at the battle, Shoto uses his ice to cool down his father. Eraser Head is being tended to by Manual and Rock Lock that are trying to deal with his newly severed leg. Rock Lock tells Deku to flee. Deku is dealing with a lot of emotions all at once. He’s teary-eyed and enraged at the “death” of Gran Torino. Tomura announces that it’s time for the heroes “to die.” However, his body begins to tear and gush blood. Deku realizes that as his body, Tomura’s Quirks are too much for him. It’s also the case that his body was never completed (stopped at 75%) and he may always have this limit. I think this is important otherwise Tomura would be too powerful at least at the beginning.

The value of Deku’s experience

Regardless, Tomura heals and uses his decay Quirk. Suddenly, Deku uses his Blackwhip and Float Quirk to rescue save his friends. Shimura’s Float Quirk seemed to be useless to me, but maybe it does have some value if used with other Quirks. Gran Torino remains alive but is unlikely to survive. I think he will get an opportunity to say goodbye to Deku. I have commented that Deku will need to master his six Quirks to be a threat to Tomura. However, both are in the process of learning the many Quirks the currently possess. That said, Deku is still ahead of Tomura who has just mastered the Quirk he was born with. With that advantage, Deku may have a chance. Victory isn’t possible but escapes maybe. 

My Hero Academia Manga Chapter: Recap and Review

My Hero Academia Manga Chapter: Recap and Review

Chapter 281 – Plus Ultra

At the end of Chapter 280, we saw that Tomura Shigaraki had been defeated by the Heroes. He opens this chapter by telling the heroes that he believes that “only been pretending to protect society.” He blames them for the destruction that results from the “recklessness of Hero Society.” Endeavor attacks him but Tomura is still able to move. Gran Torino quickly pounces on Tomura, smashing his head into the ground. Tomura swings at Torino but misses. However, he pushes himself off the ground, grabbing Gran Torino’s leg drawing blood. Sensing the danger, Deku, Endeavor, and Bakugo charge. 

However, they’re too late. As Gran Torino witnesses the warped face of Tomura he recalls that when Nana Shimura left her son at foster care she deliberately altered the family registry so All For One wouldn’t find him. This failed, and Gran Torino wonders if Nana abandoning her son was the right decision. Unfortunately, Tomura punches Gran Torino through the chest killing him instantly. Heartbroken, Deku charges at Tomura. However, Tomura increases his speed and speeds past them toward Eraser head. He is stopped by Ryukyu. Tomura begins to realize that he’s running out of stamina. 

Deku grabs Tomura with his Blackwhip, proclaiming that he will “never forgive him.” Tomura elbows Deku in the stomach, forcing him to spit up blood. Deku maintains his composure by “turn his rage into strength.” As Endeavor charges looking for one more shot, Tomura grabs the Quirk-Destroying Drug, aiming for Eraser Head. The chapter ends with an image of Eri from Christmas. This chapter proved me right. I predicted that someone close to Deku would get killed by Tomura and Gran Torino was one of the likely targets. As I argued in the past that to make Deku take the next step he needed to experience tragedy. 

Regardless, Gran Torino’s death was still shocking. This moment sets a different tone for a series that rarely gets dark. Tomura and All For One are spreading their negativity throughout the world. Another prediction I had was Tomura using the Quirk-Destroying Drug on someone, but Eraser Head seems like the obvious choice. The consequence of Tomura regaining his powers seems likely to be devastating. The heroes were barely able to stop Tomura without his powers, with them they have no chance. For this reason, I think that someone else will lose their Quirk. However, Eri may make an appearance. 

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My Hero Academia Chapter 276: Recap and Review

Shigaraki is too strong

Chapter 276 of My Hero Academia opens with a question. Where is our country headed? Endeavor battles Shigaraki directly. However, despite not being able to use his Quirks, Shigaraki is almost as strong as All Might. Meanwhile, Eraserhead is being helped by Manual because his ankle was twisted by a Nomu. Eraserhead’s eyes are being moisturized by Manual’s Quirk. As Endeavor reaches Tomura he unleashes a fire blast. It does not affect as Tomura is actively able to avoid it. He slams Endeavor into Ryukyu. Elsewhere, Deku and Katsuki are dropped off by Gran Torino. 

Deku and Bakugo are hidden

Gran Torino believes that due to Tomura’s speed they need to be a certain distance. The strategy is to create distance between Tomura and the civilians while putting him in Eraserheads sights. As the heroes descend on Tomura, several Nomu’s arrived. Tomura wasn’t able to save every Nomu but managed to free what Dr. Kyudai calls Near High Ends. They can’t think for themselves but they maintain get strength. Two of the Nomu’s begin to rush towards Eraserhead, but so does Tomura. Fearing death, Eraserhead thinks of his students and his desire to watch over them as they mature. Suddenly, Deku and Bakugo arrive, with Deku directly tackling Shigaraki. 

The heroes are still overwhelmed

I just noticed that both One Piece and My Hero Academia current arcs have the heroes outmatched and outnumbered. It’s probably a coincidence but it’s interesting none the less. Something has to give. I still think that this fight between the heroes is going to end prematurely. Shigaraki being comparable to All Might without his Quirks is simply too strong to be defeated right now. I believe most of the heroes present will probably die including Eraserhead and Gran Torino. Although I hope Eraserhead survives. Regardless, we finally get Deku/Bakugo vs Tomura. 

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My Hero Academia Chapter 275: Shigaraki verses Eraserhead

Eraserhead on the cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 275
Eraserhead on the cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 275

Searching for Deku

In Chapter 275 of My Hero Academia, as Tomura searches for Deku, he notes that Ragdoll’s Search Quirk came preloaded with Quirk uses that she recorded. This, of course, includes Deku as she obtained this information during the Training Camp Arc. Endeavor, while pursuing Tomura, is confused by Deku. When Tomura lands, Endeavor attacks him with a blast of fire. However, Tomura dodges and changes his direction. Overhearing the conversation, Tomura becomes frustrated with the fact that the heroes are communicating electronically. He uses an “Air Cannon” Quirk in conjunction with a “Radio Waves” Quirk, jamming all the communication. Before he does, Endeavor informs the other heroes that Tomura is heading southwest, and he has a Super Regeneration Quirk. 

Katsuki chases Deku

Deku questions why Katsuki is following. We know that Katsuki will never admit he’s trying to protect Deku. He responds that he’s the “only one who can make the people understand quickly enough is himself.” As someone privy to Deku and All Might’s secret, Katsuki feels responsible for helping Deku succeed. He also admits that he has a “score to settle with Tomura.” Bakugo has difficulty coming to terms with the reason for All Might’s retirement. Bakugo is unable or incapable to accept that getting caught wasn’t a sign of his weakness or the cause of All Might’s downfall. His guilt has followed him ever since. 

Shigaraki verses Eraserhead

Bakugo notices that Deku can use Full Cowl on average at about 30%, and he increases the output to 45% at the moment of impact. He releases that Deku always manages to surpass him, but he will not continue to allow that. I was initially concern whether Deku and Bakugo could handle Tomura. However, this conflict might not happen. Deku envisions both himself and Bakugo being disintegrated by Tomura. Suddenly, Gran Torino grabs the two of them. He notes that Tomura’s decay Quirk is so powerful that “merely touching the falling debris will ensure instant death.” Deku protests, but Gran Torino reminds him that other heroes can fight. 

Tomura gets ambushed

Ryukyu attacks Tomura with her claws. He grabs her claw, however, his Quirk doesn’t activate. Ryukyu knocks Tomura into the air. Eraserhead arrives, inspired by the death of Crust and his friend Oboro, he tells Tomura “not mess with his students.” So far in this arc, I’ve have obsessed over two things, who gets their Quirk erased and who dies. I going to guess that Eraserhead loses his Quirk and Gran Torino dies. 

Tomura doesn’t have many weaknesses at this point but Eraserhead’s Quirk is one of them. It would be strategically wise of him to “destroy” Eraserhead’s Quirk. However, I think Eri will rewind it at some point so it won’t be a major loss. Gran Torino, on the other hand, would be a perfect victim. He’s important enough to matter, he’s connected to All Might, and Deku, and he’s a member of the old guard. His death would be impactful, but also symbolize the end of an era. That said Tomura may get overwhelmed as he doesn’t seem very skillful without his Quirk. With multiple heroes attacking at once he might need to be rescued by Gigantomachia. 

My Hero Academia Chapter 274: Recap and Review

My Hero Academia Chapter 274: Recap and Review

Endeavor chargers at Tomura in chapter 274 of My Hero Academia.
Endeavor chargers at Tomura

Tomura Shigaraki vs Endeavor 

My Hero Academia chapter 274 opens with Endeavor attacking Tomura with his Super Move Flashfire Fist – Hell’s Curtain. He’s determined to stop Tomura from escaping. However, the fire from his super move isn’t effective. Tomura attempts to touch Endeavor, but he’s able to dodge. Endeavor notices that Tomura is regenerating at high speeds. He orders all the heroes that can move without touching the ground to create a perimeter around them. 

Meanwhile, Tomura realizes that he has inherited all the Quirks that All For One collected. Tomura grabs a couple of Quirk-Destroying Drugs. He senses that something is missing, One For All. The only Quirk that his master couldn’t tame Tomura aims to track Deku down. Endeavor overhears him mention One For All so does Deku through Burnin’s radio. Using the Search Quirk stolen from Ragdoll Tomura pinpoints Deku’s location. Knowing he’s the target Deku leaves to try and draw Tomura to a more isolated location. 

Tomura searches for All For One

Together with Katsuki, they head toward a deserted area. He contacts Endeavor through a private channel informing him of his plans. Chapter 274 was a rather quick one. Tomura seems erratic at this point. He may have all his masters collected Quirks but he hasn’t mastered any. Tomura and Deku mirror each other. Both have Quirk collecting abilities that have been passed down from the masters. It appears that like Midoriya’s One For All, Tomura’s All For One also allows the previous holder to speak to him. Finally, neither one has mastered any of the new abilities they have been handed. Regardless, Tomura vs Deku and Katsuki will be interesting. 

My Hero Academia Chapter 273: The villians rise up

My Hero Academia Chapter 271 – 272: Shigaraki begins his rampage

Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271 in My Hero Academia.
Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271

Hawks lose his wings

In My Hero Academia Chapter 271, Dark Cloud, we deviate from the events occurring a the hospital. At the Gunga Mountain Villa, Tsukuyomi heads to aid Hawks. He covers Hawks with Dark Shadow, who notes that his wings are gone. Dabi says that it’s “pathetic” that U.A. High sent students to fight. I found this argument strange because the members of the Paranormal Liberation Front aren’t much older. Regardless, he points out that Hawks killed Twice. I think this might be important to create some kind of doubt in Tsukuyomi. However, I think it won’t be effective considering he had no personal relationship with Twice. Dabi’s larger point, that the “the Pro Hero he looks up to is far dirtier than the Villains“, is accurate.

However, the “victims” of the heroes and villains are what would color how they’re perceived. Anyway, Dabi still has the advantage as Tsukuyami’s Dark Shadow is weak to light. Hawks conclude that Dabi is “buying himself time” by talking, suggesting that his flames have weakened. They manage to briefly escape but before Tsukuyomi could escape they are attacked by Dabi. However, Geten interrupts them by creating a massive wall of ice. The villains begin to push back against the heroes, meanwhile, Gigantomachia begins to respond to Shigaraki’s scent.

Tomura Shigaraki awakens

As the heroes search for civilians in the likely battlefield, we get a glimpse of who is present. Most of the U.A. Class is there, Katsuki, Uravity, Froppy, Ingenium, Anima, Shota, and Deku. Furthermore, we now know that there are no civilians left in the area. Also, Anima uses his Quirk to evacuate all the animals present. Deku has a response to the first user of One For All. He warns Deku that “blowback will arrive soon and they don’t have much time.” Elsewhere, Tomura awakens, claiming that he’s “cold.” Most of the High-End Nomu is defeated and Present Mic still is escorting Kyudai Garaki. Suddenly, the lab begins to decay.

Gran Torino rescues Present Mic and Garaki, Ryukyu tells Eraser Head to grab on, as she is carrying multiple heroes on her back. As he’s about to grab on a disintegrating Nomu grabs his leg. Eraser Head is saved by Crust’s Shoot Shield, however, he can’t escape Tomura’s Quirk and dies. Endeavor escapes with Mirko and another hero in tow. Deku shows a new skill, Super Move: St. Louis Smash Air Force. I’ve been predicting the death of many heroes for several chapters, I’m not surprised that a high ranking but largely unknown hero, Crust died. I still wonder if one of the U.A. heroes, particularly, Bakugo or Shoto, will lose their Quirks to Tomura. If they can survive his decay Quirk.

My Hero Academia Chapter 270: Tomura awakens as the new All For One

My Hero Academia Chapter 270: Tomura awakens as the new All For One

Quirk Singularity Theory

My Hero Academia chapter 270, Inheritance, reveals how much power Tomura was given as he wake up. As Present Mic is dragging Dr. Kyudai Garaki away, the later mentions how his 70 year theory, called Quirk Singularity or Paranormal Singularity Theory was dismissed by society. The theory agrues that “as the generations follow one another, Quirks blend and evolve, producing stronger and more complex Quirks. However, with this increase in power, the Quirks will also become more difficult to control, since the human body doesn’t evolve quickly enough to keep up.” This theory can be seen to effect All For One. He has noted that some Quirks require more time to master than others and he rather not bother stealing them. This theory could be a explanation for the natural limitation to the All For One Quirk.

Qurik transfer and Life Force

Kyudai tells Present Mic that All For One was the only one that believed in his theory and htat he “extended his hand to him.” Grateful, Dr. Kyudai developed a reverence for All For One. That’s why he gave All For One his Life Force Quirk. Giving the user “twice the vitality of others at the cost of his athleticism,” the Quirk is the secret to both Dr. Kyudai and All For One’s longevity. Dr. Kyudai’s ability to scientifically duplicate Quirks is broken. However, it seems likely that Dr. Kyudai has lost his ability to do it after the heroes destoryed his lab. Tomura will likely be the last benificary of the process and considering that it was interruprted it (All For One) may not fuction properly.

Tomura Shigaraki awakens from his coma in My Hero Academia Chapter 270
Tomura awakens from his coma

Shigaraki awakens

I’ve been waiting for weeks for Tomura to wake up and start devastating the heroes rank. I assumed he would do it with his original Quirk and some enhancements, but now he can deliver even more damage. However, it all depends on whether his Quirk starts from zero or comes preloaded with all the Quirks All For One already stole. Its unclear how long it took All For One to steal a Quirk, but I doubt it’s instant. I’ve been preparing for some heroes to die (I think some will) but now some of them might lose their Quirks as well. I think My Hero Academia chapter 270 gave us a hint as to who might lose their Quirk first, Erasure Head.

My Hero Academia Chapter 269: Did Present Mic Kill Tomura?

My Hero Academia Chapter 268: Tomura is in danger

The cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 268

I had to read this chapter three times to figure out what happened. I found it a bit confusing. Crust is fighting High End Nomu in a tight cordoor. Eraser Head arrives and uses his Quirk to erase the Nomu’s Quirk. Present Mic gets into the fray. Meanwhile, Endeavor crushes a High-End Nomu’s head noting that it had “mulitple layers of bone.” Elsewhere, Mirko cracks the capsule that Tomura’s is recuperating in. His transformation is at 74%. She notes how she “instinctively knew she couldn’t let him wake up.” Dr. Kyudai yells for her to stop.

A High-End Nomu speculates that one of the heroes is negating it’s Quirks. It deduces that it’s Eraser Head and determines how his Quirk functions. The Nomu runs off, escaping Eraser head’s Quirk. The High-End is then able to use it’s Quirks. Using a combination of “Liquification” and “Rupture” it attacks the heroes. Keeping Endeavor’s attention, the other Nomu manages to grab Mirko. However, she uses her ‘Luna Arc’ to damage the capsule again, as Tomura reaches 75% completion. Endeavor crashes into Mirko, as she tells him to “finish em off.”

The capsule continues to crack and leak fluid. Both Eraser Head and Present Mic prepare to prevent Tomura from waking up. Obviously, Tomura will wake up. However, it seems unlikely that he will reach 100% at this point. With the amount of fighting in close quarters, it seems implausible. I found this chapter a little frustrating. Tomura’s capsule feels more durable that the others. Maybe it is, but it hasn’t been stated. This teasing might be enjoyable and intense for some but I found it annoying.

My Hero Academia Chapter 267 Recap and Review

My Hero Academia Chapter 267 Recap and Review

My Hero Academia Chapter 267, with Mirko on the cover.
My Hero Academia Chapter 267, with Mirko on the cover.

Whenever a character dies, it creates an unease. You can’t help but think, who’s next? My Hero Academia chapter 267 presents two likely candidates, Mirko, and Hawks. The chapter opens with Hawks talking to Tokoyami, he reveals that “fire” is his greatest weakness. I think these two have developed a good relationship. Pro hero number 58, Fat Gum, is carrying several of the younger heroes from U.A. He tells them that it’s time for them to go and allow the “grown-ups” to “settle the score.” However, Tokoyami is distracted by the flames of Dabi. Hawks is overwhelmed by the flames. Hawks asks if he’s sad about Twice’s death? He says that he hasn’t cried since his tear duct got burned. Dabi saw Twice as a means to a end. Although, he does admit that he’s “sad,” Twice is dead.

Does My Hero Academia Chapter 267 reveal Dabi’s secret?

If you read this blog and have seen my theories on Dabi’s true identity then you know that I believe he’s Toya Todoroki. Unfortunately, Dabi doesn’t confirm his identity. He does reveal that he “doesn’t care about the league or Shigaraki.” He does plan to make the dream of Stain a reality. Elsewhere, Mirko notices that “her hits aren’t landing anymore.” While she doesn’t think her strength is waning, she must complete the mission. So she flees. Rushing towards the backroom to stop the Dr and Shigaraki, she wounded by a Nomu. Undeterred, Mirko notes that heroes “never give up.”

Hawk’s is rescued by Tokoyami and Endeavor saves Mirko. This arc continues to be intense. While Hawks and Mirko are saved I’m not sure they’re safe. Particularly Hawks. Tokoyami has an unfortunate weakness to light. Neither he nor Hawks are a good match-up for Dabi. That said, the conversation between the two could be revealing. Hawks notes that the only way to counter his weakness is to “attack quickly.” It’s plausible that Tokoyami, under the training of Hawks, has learned to deal with his weakness. Will Mirko die? I don’t think so. However, I have this nagging feeling that Shigaraki will wake. Killing a top 5 hero would be an excellent way for him to return.

My Hero Academia: war between the heroes and villains begin

My Hero Academia Vol. 26 Recap & Review

Cover of volume 26 of My Hero Academia

The 26th volume of My Hero Academia begins with chapter 247. It marks the beginning of the “Endeavor Agency Arc.” Endeavor is a reluctant tutor. However, after witnessing the potential of his son, Shoto Todoroki, Izuku Midoriya, and Katsuki Bakugo, he decides to personally train them. First, he wants Izuku and Katsuki to ” talk about themselves” so he can get to know them better. The relationship between Shoto and his father is still fraught with Shoto having resentment. However, Shoto wishes to learn from his father and become the number 1 hero. Endeavor begins training the three. He tells them that “heroes are governed by three fundamentals: Rescue, Evacuation, and Battle.” The goal for the internship is to defeat a villain “faster than Endeavor does,” even if “it happens once.” 

“A true hero must be someone who can handle every role on their own”

Endeavor

The difficult dynamics of the Todoroki family

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Endeavor and Shoto have a “fraught” relationship. We get a greater look at their relationship and the familial dynamic overall. It was established early in the series that Endeavor was an abusive husband and father. He has been trying to redeem himself and restore his family. Todoroki’s sister, Fuyumi, invites him, Bakugo, and Deku to dinner. The dinner begins pleasantly enough, however, Todoroki’s older brother Natsu is bitter. He leaves abruptly. Fuyumi is hoping that they can repair their relationship with Endeavor. Shoto is unsure what he wants. Deku and Bakugo overhear the conversation. While Bakugo is his typical rude self, telling them to “keep that shit to themselves,” Izuku is kinder. He tells Shoto that he’s “too kind” to never forgive his father. Regardless, Endeavor is at a loss for what he can do, as he recalls his son, Toya. 

In chapter 250, one of Endeavor’s old enemies arrives at his house. As he lurks outside, Fuyumi tells Izuku why Natsu hates their father. According to her, he believes that their father “killed him.” On their way back, the villain, Ending, has Natsu wrapped in his “white lines’ Quirk. This ability allows him to “control any lane lines painted on the road. He can use them as tentacles to bind his target.” He threatens to kill Natsu while inviting Endeavor to “kill him.” Deku, Shoto, and Bakugo spring into action. Ending flings cars at them. Using the techniques he learned from Endeavor, Deku uses his new Quirk, Blackwhip, to save all the cars. Ending is defeated by a fiery punch from Shoto. 

Endeavor is grateful to Shoto, Deku, and Bakugo for saving the civilians. Natsu tells his father to “getaway.” Endeavor is apologetic. He admits that not only did he abandon his family, but he did also “killed” his son Toya. Natsu, teary-eyed, claims that he will never forgive his father. Endeavor says that he doesn’t have to because all he wants to do is “atone.” 

Paranormal Liberation War Arc begins

School begins as winter ends. Shota and Hizashi head to “Tartarus.” Joined by Naomasa and Gran Torino, they are asked to interrogate Kurogiri. Torino reveals that Kurogiri’s Quirk is artificial. The number of Quirk’s used is unknown, however, they do know that the base Quirk is Cloud, which belonged to Shirakumo Oboro. A former friend of Shota and Hizashi, Oboro died while they were interning. The police suspect that Kurogiri is a nomu with Shirakumo’s body as it’s base. We get some new information regarding the nomu. The personality of the corpse used as the base can remain after transformation. They hope that Kurogiri has the personality of Oboro. Allowing Shota and Hizashi to potentially get information out of him. 

After the first interrogation, they confirm that it’s Oboro. He manages to say “hospital” before passing out. At the base of the Paranormal Liberation Front, Hawks is told that “aid is needed at Wakagumo Hospital.” The call was used to communicate the word “hospital.” Back at U.A., Class 1-A shows off the fruits of their internships. All Might, Deku, and Bakugo discuss One For All. All Might didn’t find information on the second and third users. He notes that the users of One For All weren’t “chosen ones.” He also notes that his master’s Quirk was “Float.” Bakugo is unimpressed with that Quirk. The volume closes at the end of March, the day that “heroes vanished from the city.”