My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 3, “One’s Justice,” does something that’s rare for a Shonen anime, make the hero seem villainous and grant the villain sympathy. Twice has always been a fan favorite villain. With his comedic demeanor, dramatic flare, and genuine love of his friends, Twice undermined what we expect from villains.
His mental instability brought on by his Quirk and the sense that he’s not certain he’s the real one. Twice revealed that he was a lonely man who used his clones to substitute for friends. The League of Villains was a refuge for him. Finally being accepted he was able to develop friendships with Himiko. However, his desperation for friends leads him to trust too easily. As a consequence, he can be conned by others that wish to manipulate him.
Overhaul was the first one to use him. This resulted in the death of his friend Kenji Hikiishi (Magne). He blamed himself for it and never wanted to put his friends in danger again. In this episode, he’s devastated when he learns Hawks is a double agent. Having failed again he becomes infuriated. Hawk for his part is guilty of using Twice’s trusting nature against him. While his larger goal of stopping Tomura and the PLF from harming the innocent is admirable using Twice to do it was cruel.
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At the same time it was the smartest plan. Twice may not like it but he is the weakest link and Hawks should have used him. Regardless, the episode does result in Hawks looking like the heartless one. Twice becomes emotional, lashing out at Hawks. He’s kinda pathetic, outclassed by Hawks, and desperate to save his friends. With Dabi distracting Hawks, Twice spots Himiko and Mr. Compress being chased by Eel Boy. He corners them with his Eel Quirk, which allows him to “sprout giant eel-like appendages out the back of his hands.”
He can use them to attack and restrain his opponents. Eel Boy captures Mr. Compress and Himiko, telling them he won’t allow them “to wrong society.” Suddenly, Twice appears. He stabs Eel Boy in the back of head then several more times. As Himiko and Mr. Compress escape, Twice begins to crumble. Turns out Twice was already killed by Hawks on the balcony, his clone was all he could do to save them. As he crumbles in Himiko’s arms, he apologizes, while Himiko hugs and thanks him for saving her.
Did you feel sorry for Twice? Did you think Hawks killing him was too far? Unnecessary? Has you r opinion of the heroes shifted? Or is Dabi full of it?
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