My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 14: Recap and Review

Izuku remembering what's at stake in episode 14 of season 4 of my hero academia
Izuku remembering what’s at stake

In episode 14 of season 4 of My Hero Academia, the heroes encounter serious losses. After the major battle between Eri, Deku and Chisaki we see the aftermath of a hard-fought fight. Hari Kurono contemplates the possibility that Chisaki has lost. He takes out a blade to kill Aizawa, but is stopped by Tamaki Amajiki. Mirio is unconscious and Asui arrives to help. Back on the surface, Eri Quirk goes out of control. When Kai tries to get her one last time, her Quirk cause his fusion with Rikiya to reverse. Ochaco captures Kai in midair, pinning him to the ground. She explains the situation to Ryuko Tatsuma and how Sir Nighteye needs an ambulance. As Eri powers continues to go out of control, Aizawa uses his Quirk to “erase” her Quirk. The police arrive, as the League of Villains slink off unnoticed.

Sir Nighteye sees a different future

Up until this point, Sir Nighteye believed that the outcome his Quirk predicted were guaranteed to occur. Midoriya undermined this reality. Nighteye tells him that ” he really did twist the future.” Izuku makes sure he tells Sir Nighteye what All Might told him. He tells him that All Might said that “he is alive and is ashamed to look at him in the eye.” Izuku encourages Nighteye to “keep fighting.” Meanwhile, on the highway, the vehicle transporting the members of the Eight Bullets are attacked by Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi and Atsuhiro. Dabi uses his Quirk to attack a police car. Inside is the Sand Hero Snatch, who blocks it with his sand. Tomura then attacks, however, he is also countered by Snatch’s sand. Atsuhiro takes the opportunity to release a boulder that crashes into the police car. This causes Snatch to release Tomura.

He then jumps on the window of the escort vehicle, disintegrates the window and flips the car over. When Dabi attacks Snatch, he is able to block is fire again. However, Atsuhiro uses his “compress” on Snatch and the flames. Dabi assumes that Snatch would die from the fire. Once Tomura encounters Kai, he tells him that he “despises,” him. Atsuhiro takes part of Kai’s arm and Tomura cuts the other on off. It a brutal end for Kai who keeps his life but loses his arms and Quirk. It think that’s just, as Kai took Mirio’s Quirk from him. As Kai screams in agony, Tomura and the others leave with Tomura saying that “they will be the next rulers of the underworld.”

The aftermath

Nejire begins to survey the damage. Half the police force was defeated by Rikiya’s Quirk, three houses were destroyed with only three injured. Deku careful use of his powers against Kai minimized the overall damage to the neighborhood. Elsewhere, at the hospital, Izuku has minor damage to his arms, Eijiro has “bruising and lacerations.” Tamaki has a broken bone in his face, Fat Gum has several bone fractures, Rock Lock will recover from his stab wound. However, Sir Nighteye will not survive. All Might finally meets with his former sidekick. Both he and Izuku hope that Nighteye can “fight against fate.” Nighteye hoped to be able to change All Might’s fate. He believes that “everyone’s wishes for a better future,” changed the outcome. Naturally, Mirio is devastated. Sir Nighteye uses his Quirk one last time to see Mirio’s future.

He sees a ” future where Mirio becomes an outstanding Hero,” and he dies smiling. If you didn’t cry at the end of this episode, I don’t know what would make you. Sir Nighteye was presented as a stoic hard ass. However, his relationship Mirio was more important anyway. It was particularly this relationship with Mirio that was most touching. Mirio who has now lost his teacher and his Quirk, will be the most impacted by his death. I have a feeling that he will gain inspiration from Nighteye’s last words and his vision. Eri’s Quirk is going to take time to master, but when she does I think she will restore Mirio’s Quirk. However, I still think that there will be a time limit on how far back she can go or what she can reverse. I wonder if she will master it in time.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 13: Recap and Review

Deku and Eri preparing for battle in Episode 13 of My Hero Academia.
Deku and Eri preparing for battle

Ryukyu’s team and the police restrain Rikiya Katsukame. However, he has taken a Quirk boosting drug, allowing him to inhale the life force of Froppy and Uravity. He breaks free and attacks. Ryukyu is forced to transform into her dragon form. During the confrontation, Deku arrives to inform the group that “the enemy is beneath them.” Nejire blasts everyone into the ground, breaking into the underground tomb. In reality, Himiko transformed herself into Deku to lead the group to Overhaul. Twice uses his Quirk to create double of Compress to help dig them out. They also want him to capture Eri for them. However, the Compress double is destroyed by Ryukyu.

With Nighteye missing his arm and still in critical condition. Deku attacks Overhaul, hoping to save Eri. Noticing the cape of Mirio, Eri decides that she should let the heroes save her. She activates her Quirk, Rewind. A mutated Quirk that resulted in her “killing” her father. He mother abandoned her, leaving her with her grandfather. Overhaul was asked to learn about her powers. He decides the best way to do this is to torture her, by cutting her over and over. When she “rewinds” she reverts Overhaul back to his normal state. He heals himself and absorbs Rikiya. Paired with Eri, Deku is now invincible, as Eri’s Quirk rewinds his injuries.

She’s unable to control he powers yet, forcing Deku to calculate the rate of healing. With Eri’s Quirk, Deku can use One For All 100% infinitely. Overhaul appears in his new monstrous form. However, he’s now match for the new duo. Deku asks “how he can call himself a hero if can’t save one small girl right in front of him.” He unleashes a barrage of punches, followed by a smash at 100%. Victorious, Deku surprises Nighteye that realizes that Deku has “twisted fate.” With Eri’s ability to rewind, I think Mirio’s Quirk can be restored. It’s really a game changer. I wonder if there’s some limit on the power. There must be other wise she can bring everyone back from the dead. I guessing that she can only rewind so far in time. Anyway, Deku once again proved why he going to be a top hero. Furthermore, My Hero Academia provides us with another epic battle.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 12: Recap and Review

Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraser Head arrive to save Eri and Mirio.
Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraser Head arrive to save Eri and Mirio.

Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraserhead burst through the wall. Deku quickly strikes Overhaul, while Eraserhead stops his power. Nighteye takes an assessment of the battle so far. Three of Chisaki’s inner circle are knocked out and Overhaul is “on his last legs.” It dawns on me that Mirio did this single handled. Regardless, while Nighteye praises Mirio, Chrono’s awakens. He strikes Eraserhead with his hair, stopping Eraserhead in his tracks. Chrono’s Quirk: Chronostasis allows ” him to slow down the movements of anything he hits with his clock hand-like hair.” Once Eraserhead blinks, Overhaul powers releases.

Nemoto falls in front of Overhaul. He then uses his Quirk on himself and Nemoto, fusing them together. It appears that he killed Nemoto in the process as well. This behavior is alarming, but typical for a villain. Regardless, he develops two more arms in his new monstrous form. Deku attacks Overhaul with spikes but it isn’t effective. Overhaul isn’t impressed with Deku, considering his attacks to be limited and linear. Sir Nighteye attacks Overhaul, ordering Deku to help Eri and Mirio. Overhaul uses his ability to peer into the future of Overhaul to determine the outcome of the mission.

Nighteye get's impaled by Spikes
Nighteye get’s impaled by Spikes

He ends up impaled by Overhaul’s spike through his back and arm. When Deku returns he uses 20% of One for All. It’s clear that Deku is out of his element. Mirio and Nighteye are superior heroes at this point. Overhaul is right when he says that Deku is predictable. Of course this won’t stop Deku from trying. Deku learns that by using his power in conjunction with his boots, he can create a shock-wave that stops the pillars. Meanwhile, Overhaul convinces Eri to return. She agrees if he’s willing to heal everyone. Deku announces that “no one will die today,” and he “will” save Eri. Suddenly, Ryukyu group falls through the ceiling.

It’s good that Deku is going to get some help. I think that he’ll probably do most of the fighting but he’s seems in over his head. Nighteye is certain not long for this world. Sadly I don’t think his death will have too much impact. I wonder if Eri can fix the damage Overhaul has done. The fight is just beginning, but I’m excited for what’s to come.

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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.

My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 5: Recap and Review

In My Hero Academia Season 4 - Episode 5, Mimic and Chronostasis attacking Tomura.
Mimic and Chronostasis attacking Tomura

My Hero Academia has been slowly heading towards confrontation between the heroes and the Yakuza. Personally, I’m happy to get some action after several episodes of narrative building. My Hero Academia Episode 5, Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot, begins with a brief but enjoyable battle scene. Two villains with Gigantification Quirks are causing damage to the city while they fight. One of the “Big 3,” Nejire Hado arrives and uses her super move Wring Wave. Uravity and Froppy follow up with their join super move, Meteor Fafroskies. My Hero Academia hasn’t made a big deal out of joint super moves, but the introduction of them opens some possibilities. They’re congratulated by the No. 9 Hero, Ryukyu.

Tomura and Overhaul negotiate

The two leaders finally have their conversation. mimic asks Tomura if he “is serious about joining them.” Tomura states that their are several conditions. The League of Villains will never be under anyone and Tomura wants to know their plan. When he reaches in his pocket, Chronostasis and Mimic attack him. However, Tomura isn’t intimidated and states that the “Yakuza meat shields” aren’t of equal to the lost of Big Sis Magne or Compress’s arm. He asks about the mysterious bullets that suppresses Compress Quirk. These bullets will likely play a role in the rest of this arc, but I’m not sure it will really take away any Quirks permanently. Overhaul tells Tomura that he hopes to ” use these weapons to change the status quo.”

In My Hero Academia Season 4 - Episode 5. Red Riot (Eijiro) using his Red Riot Unbreakable super move.
Red Riot (Eijiro) using his Red Riot Unbreakable super move

Red Riot comes into his own

My Hero Academia has a large cast of characters. This of course has limiting aspects as you cannot focus on every character equally. This episode puts the main characters Bakugo, Todoroki and Midoriya on the back burner. Focusing instead on secondary characters like Urahara, Froppy and Eijiro. Mostly known for being the only real friend of Bakugo, Eijiro is seemingly going to get more attention. In Esuha City, Fat Gum, Suneater (Tamaki) and Red Riot (Eijiro) patrol. They encounter a group of thieves. Tamaki’s Quirk is revealed to be Manifest. He can manifest the characteristics of the foods he eats. He defeats on of the thieves with his octopus tentacles, a clam husk and a chicken foot.

During the confrontation, Eijiro and Tamaki, are shoot by the mysterious bullet. However, Eijiro’s Quirk protects him. He chases one of thieves into an alley. Eijiro falls for the false tears of the villain. The villain uses a drug to increase his powers, cutting through Eijiro’s rough skin. Eijiro uses his new move, Red Riot Unbreakable. He then defeats the villain with his Super Move: Red Gauntlet. Eijiro’s debut is a massive success. The civilians he saved marvel over his victory. Ochaco and Tsuyu debuts are also noted in the news. While the series will eventually return to focus on Midoriya, but I’m happy to see that other characters gets some shine.

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