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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5

X-Less is the first casualty of the newly awakened Tomura in My Hero Academia Episode 5. Elsewhere, Crust fights the Eleph Nomu, while Eraser Head tries to focus on keeping three Nomu powers at bay with his Erasure Quirk. Endeavor is fighting Woman, while trying to defend Mirko. He uses his Ultimate Move Hell Spider, a technique that emits beams of fire that slices through a target. Woman dodges the attack without much difficulty but is hit by Gran Torino before she can reach Endeavor. 

Three minutes earlier at the Villa, Tsukuyomi spots Hawks, and rushes to help him. Just as Dabi is about to finish Hawks, Tsukuyomi knocks the villain away. Dark Shadow tells him that almost all of Hawks feathers are gone. Dabi is surprised that the Heroes use students in this war and makes a point of telling Tsukuyomi that Hawks killed Twice. Dabi’s general goal is to undermine and ultimately destroy the image of Heroes. 

Tsukuyomi escapes with Hawks

Before Tsukuyomi can contemplate what Dabi told him, Dabi attacks. Both Hawks and Tsukuyomi are weak to fire. Tsukuyomi’s Dark Shadow main weakness is light and Hawks is fire. During the fight, Hawks informs Tsukuyomi that Dabi runs his mouth to stall for time. He assumes that he does this to “charge” his fire. They manage to escape but Hawks get knocked out during it. However, Dabi is still able to locate them. Before he can finish them Geten uses his ice to create a massive pillar of ice, allowing Tsukuyomi and Hawks escape. 

The evacuation is going smoothly in Jaku City until Tomura unleashes an awakened Decay attack. Deku is contacted by the first user of One For All  who tells him that “he” has awakened. The heroes inside the lab flees. Eraser Head is grabbed by one of the High-Ends as they leave, before the Decay can reach Eraser Head, Crust interferes and gives a thumbs up as he dies. Panic spreads as fast as the decay, with heroes dying and failing to stop the spread. In the crater that was once the hospital, Tomura opens up a machine that houses the Quirk- Destroying Drug. Tomura makes a call to Gigantomachia and tells him to “destroy” exciting the beast. 

There wasn’t much to comment on in this episode. I am really excited for the next few episodes. The fight between Tomura and the heroes was intense. So far this season hasn’t disappointed me and I don’t expect it to now. 

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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 3: Hawks kills Twice

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.

Twice heroic end

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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