The world in My Hero Academia expanded in the last chapter. In My Hero Academia Chapter 329, ” All For One explains to Spinner his desire to take American Hero, Star and Stripe’s Quirk. Know as the “worlds strongest woman,” All For One admits she can be a problem if she’s allowed to interfere. Spinner has been guarding All For One, although I can’t imagine why the latter needs guards. Regardless, All For One explains his goals. First, avoid the Heroes and Police, then steal Star and Stripe’s Quirk, and One For All. The final goal includes the organized criminal organization from around the world.
He tells Spinner that he must support Tomura Shigaraki. Spinner is a “heteromorph,” or a user of a “mutant-type” Quirk. These abilities grant the user “more complex abilities that Emitter and Transformation Quirks cannot safely provide.” Mutant type Quirks can even have similar effects to Emitter-types Quirks. They can be passed down to other generations with granting the “corresponding ability.” For example, Fumikage’s “bird-like head,” has nothing to do with his Dark Shadow Quirk. These Quirks cannot be turned off. This results in limitations that can cause the users problems, like Mashirao Ojiro’s tail that prevents him from sitting properly.
Star and Stripe verses Tomura
At this point in the series, My Hero Academia primarily focuses on the more powerful Quirk types like Emitter. It seems like this arc will focus more on the Mutant Quirks. The Paranormal Liberation Front continues to seek liberation, lead by the heteromorph’s Spinner use to head. Hawks, Best Jeanist, and Endeavor travel to meet Star and Stripe. So does Tomura. Riding on the back of a flying Nomu, he aims to fight Star and Stripe. I’m eager to see what the strongest woman in the world is capable of. I would imagine she similar to wonder woman and Captain America in some way. We’ll see.
I’m surprise All For One returned Tomura’s body, I thought he was going to take over permanently. The build up of Star and Stripe is too great to imagine she losses or Tomura steals her Quirk. The heroes are going to need some power, especially with One For All out of commission. I predict she will fight Tomura just enough for us to see her abilities, then Endeavor, Best Jeanist, and Hawks arrive. Regardless, it’s going to be epic.
In the last chapter of My Hero Academia, Stain returned to ignite a fire in All Might. Feeling useless after losing his power, All Might felt he couldn’t do anything for his disciple. Hero Killer Stain challenges him to “maintain that grin and devote every fiber of his being to the people.” My Hero Academia Chapter 327, “Rest” opens with Deku and the rest of Class 1-A taking a much need bath. It’s a much need rest. Everyone’s exhausted especially Uraraka. Finally able to sit down with Deku, the class asks about One For All. Suddenly, All Might bursts in. He apologizes for failing to help Deku. He’s not an active hero anymore but he’ll fight.
Jirou plans another performance like the one they did during the Culture Festival. She hopes to life the spirits of the people that have evacuated. Elsewhere, Hawks, Endeavor, and Best Jeanist continue to patrol. Hawks mentions they have managed to gain new info from Dr. Garaki. Specifically Shigaraki’s growth and the Nomu. It will take two month’s for Tomura’s body to stabilize. They hope to make the “first move,” in a month. However, with Stain giving All Might the records from Tartarus things have changed.
Hero Killer Stain has always been a wildcard in this series. He’s a mass murder. However, he doesn’t like killing without reason. Killing Pro heroes he’s deems “unworthy.” He’s no hero, but he wants “real” heroes to prosper. Stain believes All Might and Deku are among the “true” heroes. To him any hero that “wielded power without conviction,” were sinners. His world view inspired villains like Dabi, Toga, and Spinner. With his return he could undermine All For One’s plans.
My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 15 opens with Hawks debriefing the board of the Meta Liberation Army on his progress in spreading their propaganda. The League of VillainsDabi, Toga, Twice, and Spinner are present. Hawks is praised for his understanding of the “words of Destro.” Anyway, after Hawks leaves the room he uses one of his feathers to eavesdrop on the conversation. Himiko is heard saying that in four months “everything will be destroyed by Tomura.” This is what Hawks coded in the book he gave Endeavor. Furthermore, we learn the work studies were reinstituted to prepare the students for facing the war. Despite his apprehension, Endeavor decides to train Deku, Shoto, and Bakugo specifically for this reason.
Endeavor begins to assess the Quirks of the trio. Deku tells him an in-depth analysis of his Quirk. He comically rambles, irritating everyone. However, Endeavor seems to understand every word. Basically, Deku wants to learn to master his now two Quirks. Bakugo only wants to learn “what he can’t do.” He explains he learned “that just being strong isn’t enough to make someone truly strong.” If Endeavor can become a role model for Bakugo I think he would be better for it. Endeavor is a hothead who’s capable of compartmentalizing when to go off and when to think and focus. Bakugo needs to become like him. Shoto still hates his father but has come “to use you him.” Considering how terrible Endeavor treated his wife and children, I don’t blame him. However, he does seem bitter and that can’t be good long term.
Endeavor explains the keys to being heroes
Endeavor explains the three basic types of hero tasks, rescue, evacuation, and fighting. Endeavor’s agency focuses on all three, whereas, other agencies focus specifically on one of the three. Endeavor tells the trio that he makes sure to know every inch of the jurisdiction and rushes to the scene of any incident or accident faster than anyone. It’s important to be quick to keep casualties down. According to him, you need experience. He challenges them to “capture a villain faster than him once.” One of the main themes of My Hero Academia is learning. To become a hero you first learn (informally) from watching your idol on t.v., then if your lucky you can learn from a specialized high school, then you can learn on the job.
Endeavor makes it clear that “this isn’t class.” They won’t lose points on their grade if they fail, however, they could lose “a person’s life.” He gives Shoto and Bakugo homework learns to “condense their power.” For Deku, he must learn to use “Air force without thinking.” The concept of “parallel processing” is introduced by Endeavor. He explains that “everyone uses it . . . subconsciously.” The example he gives is a man driving a car. He had to learn how to “turn the wheel, press on the accelerator, and brake pedals” and then do them all at the same time without thinking. If Deku, Shoto, and Bakugo can do this with their Quirks then they will become more effective heroes. Endeavor may not be teaching in a class but he’s still a teacher.
My Hero Academia Chapter 313, “High-Speed Long Range Mobile Cannon,” opens with All Might struggling to fight off his attackers. He quickly deduces his assailant’s intend to kill him and separate him from Deku. Despite his weakened body, All Might maintains his presence. When the villains dismiss him, they’re shocked when he tells them to “stand aside.” All Might made promises to himself, Deku, and his mother. He’s conscious of the fact that Deku has suffered under the burden of being the next All Might. Elsewhere, Deku and Lady Nagant square off. In typical Deku fashion, he analyzes Nagant’s position. However, he doesn’t consider the possibility All For One gave her another Quirk.
Armed with her new Air Walk ability, Lady Nagant is able to change her position to get a better vantage point. I’ve said this before, but it remarkable how strategic Deku is. Compared to other Shonen heroes, Deku is significantly more deliberate in his fights. Many heroes like Naruto, Luffy, and Goku are fighting geniuses, but they are using their guts more than they use their minds. Deku uses the new information and readjusts his tactics. He activates the Sixth’s Quirk, Full Blast. He’s reminded by En, not to use too much smoke. What separates All For One and Deku is not just the number of Quirks, but the relationship they have to them. All For One stole the Quirks he has and he uses them as means to an end.
Deku is the first user of One For All that has access to the previous user’s Quirks. Unlike All For One, the Quirks aren’t chosen, the users are. Furthermore, they’re not the most powerful Quirks, but useful, especially with Deku’s strategic mentality. One For All also has the “unconscious realm.” Here, Deku and the past users can communicate instantly. This brings me to my prediction. I believe All Might must die at some point. Whether All For One or Shigaraki kills him won’t matter. As much as this would be a devastating moment for the My Hero Academia series and Deku, All Might would live on in the unconscious realm. Until then, Deku will continue to master his Quirks with the help of past users.
It’s New Year’s , the students are finally able to visit their parents, but they need to be accompanied by pro heroes. Hawks continues his undercover mission with the Liberation Front. Skeptic criticizes Slidin’ Go for his claim that he’s Hawks “superior.” He says that he doesn’t have “the influence to spread the doctrine,” and get information from “key figures in the hero system.” He placed twenty micro devices on the wings of Hawks, to collect “location data, communication records, real time conversations and visuals.” Slidin’ Go is also a hero like Hawks, but has far fewer connections. We see that Hawks has been in contact with the heroes and warned them that he will be monitored.
Midoriya, Bakugo and Shoto arrive at Endeavor’s office. He greets them with a smile, but quickly warns them that they shouldn’t expect kindness from him. He makes it clear that he only really cares about training Shoto, Bakugo calls him a “hard ass.” Endeavor is surprised that Shoto is friends with Bakugo. All Might is supportive of them interning at Endeavor’s. He suggests that Bakugo is very similar to Endeavor and it might benefit him the most. Meanwhile, Endeavor tells Midoriya that he’s only interested in his son, but they could learn from him by watching. He springs into action as the trio follow.
A villain appears and begins to attack the civilians. Hawks is also present and prepares to fight. I think that Endeavor will warm up to Bakugo and Midoriya. He could solidify his legacy if he was the trainer of what I think will be the top three heroes at some point. I wonder if he starts to show some more favoritism toward Midoriya and Bakugo, if Shoto would have an issue. I think that Hawks will get caught at some point, however, I think it will only happen after he becomes important to the young heroes like Midoriya. This next chapter will probably be the start of their relationship. His death will need to have some impact on the main characters right now they don’t really know him.
Well, Shimura never had chance did he. These last two chapters have focused on the origins of Tenko Shimura. His father, Kotaro Shimura, developed a deep hatred for the hero community after being abandoned by his mother. She, Nana Shimura, was the seventh holder of One for All. This disdain was the what lead to the abusive behavior towards his son, Shimura. The irony of this abuses is that Kotaro began treating his child the way he believed his mother (and other heroes) treated him. This cycle of abuse and hatred is instilled in Tenko.
Tenko was betrayed by his family. They were complicit in his fathers abuse as they were afraid to upset him because he provided a good life for them. His sister, Hana Shimura, lies on him telling their father that he was looking at the photo of their grandmother. This leads to Kotaro beating Tenko. At this moment, Tenko’s Quirk is triggered. The first victim was Tenko’s dog, Monchan. Tenko’s Decay Quirk is horrific in how it manifests. Monchan basically falls apart into a puddle of blood and pieces. Tenko is of course shocked. In the moment he doesn’t realized what’s happening.
Panicking, Tenko loses his voice. Unable to explain a situation that he probably couldn’t even with his voice. His sister comes to apologize, but flees in horror at the site of Monchan corpse. Tenko feeling helpless, wants his sister to help him. Of course Hana is scared and a little selfish, so she flees. He grabs her in desperation forcing her to die like Monchan. Tenko’s Quirk becomes uncontrollable, he begins to destroy the surrounding area. He begins to realize that he actually “hates” his family. He finally “kills” his father, only this time it was intentional.
Tenko Shimura, now Tomura Shigaraki despite having a terrible childhood had now become irredeemable in my opinion. Sure he didn’t mean to kill his dog and “most” of his family. However, according to him he wanted to kill his father. So far Tomura hasn’t killed many “innocents.” In this arc, the League of Villains are fighting other villains. As such the killing doesn’t feel wrong. Once Tomura begins to kill innocents he will become monstrous. His desire to “destroy society” is typical for a villains. A small part of me wants to see what a villain would do if he succeeds. Regardless, his Quirk is getting stronger and more deadly. I wonder how the heroes will fight against it.