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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 2: Mirko verses the High-End Nomu

Mirko has become one of the most popular My Hero Academia heroes. She’s got a cool design, a fiery personality, and a powerful Quirk. As a manga reader, I couldn’t wait to see this fight animated. My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 2, “Mirko, the No. 5 Hero,” centers on the top hero and it doesn’t disappoint. Before we get to the main event, Endeavor, Eraser Head, Rock Lock, Crust, and X-Less attempt to follow Mirko further into the lab. However, they’re stopped by a horde of Nomu. Outside, Bakugo becomes agitated, wanting to engage in fighting Villains instead of evacuating. 

Deku, Uravity, Ingenium, and Shoto head out to locate people to evacuate. Inside the hospital, Crush activates his Shield Quirk, trapping a Nomu in the passageway. At Gunga Mountain Villa, Team Edgeshot attacks. Cementoss uses his Cement Quirk to split the Villas entrance in half. It’s an impressive show of force. Skeptic panics as the heroes rush in.

An unnamed Vice Commander of the Paranormal Liberation Front stepped forward stating that “this happened because they were waiting for Tomura.” Using a taser he charges himself up using his Amplivolt Quirk. He releases his Supreme Discharge: Thundernet but Chargebolt absorbs the electricity with Electrification, acting as a lighting rod. 

Mirko vs the High Ends

Mirko pursues Dr. Garaki and Tomura but is stopped by Five High-Ends. Nomu has five tiers: Lower-tiers, Middle-Tier, Upper-Tier, Near High-End, and High-End. The High-End Nomu has up to six different Quirks. They rival the strength of Pro Heroes, they can think on their own and retain their original personalities. This allows them to deduce certain aspects of a fight. Despite this, Dr. Garaki has chosen the most “battle-crazed” Villains to create the Nomu. 

Dr. Garaki sends all Five High-Ends to stop Mirko and the other heroes. The High-Ends are excited to let loose and go “wild,” and kill the heroes. Mirko is excited as well for a fight, providing an interesting contrast. She shares the mindset of many of the Nomu, but they have different goals. The Nomu attack together. Ribby uses her tentacles but Mirko dodges them. Eleph swings at Mirko with his trunk. Mirko eventually gets trapped in Ribby’s tentacles but she tears through them with her Ultimate Move: Luna Ring

With great speed and athleticism, Mirko barrels towards Ribby, who inflates its back with spikes. At the same time, Robot uses a spatial distortion Quirk on her arm. Mirko ignores him and while her arm twists she uses another Ultimate Move: Luna Fall. Without hesitation, Mirko flips and gets Robot in a scissor hold. She avoids his eye beams and uses her Ultimate Move: Luna Tijeras. The powerful move decapitates Robot in epic fashion. She tells them that she won’t lose to mindless Nomu. 

So what do you think? Is Mirko one of the best My Hero Academia heroes? Do you think she’ll survive? Do you find yourself preferring the fight in the hospital than the Villa? Like and Comment

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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