My Hero Academia Chapter 276: Recap and Review

Shigaraki is too strong

Chapter 276 of My Hero Academia opens with a question. Where is our country headed? Endeavor battles Shigaraki directly. However, despite not being able to use his Quirks, Shigaraki is almost as strong as All Might. Meanwhile, Eraserhead is being helped by Manual because his ankle was twisted by a Nomu. Eraserhead’s eyes are being moisturized by Manual’s Quirk. As Endeavor reaches Tomura he unleashes a fire blast. It does not affect as Tomura is actively able to avoid it. He slams Endeavor into Ryukyu. Elsewhere, Deku and Katsuki are dropped off by Gran Torino. 

Deku and Bakugo are hidden

Gran Torino believes that due to Tomura’s speed they need to be a certain distance. The strategy is to create distance between Tomura and the civilians while putting him in Eraserheads sights. As the heroes descend on Tomura, several Nomu’s arrived. Tomura wasn’t able to save every Nomu but managed to free what Dr. Kyudai calls Near High Ends. They can’t think for themselves but they maintain get strength. Two of the Nomu’s begin to rush towards Eraserhead, but so does Tomura. Fearing death, Eraserhead thinks of his students and his desire to watch over them as they mature. Suddenly, Deku and Bakugo arrive, with Deku directly tackling Shigaraki. 

The heroes are still overwhelmed

I just noticed that both One Piece and My Hero Academia current arcs have the heroes outmatched and outnumbered. It’s probably a coincidence but it’s interesting none the less. Something has to give. I still think that this fight between the heroes is going to end prematurely. Shigaraki being comparable to All Might without his Quirks is simply too strong to be defeated right now. I believe most of the heroes present will probably die including Eraserhead and Gran Torino. Although I hope Eraserhead survives. Regardless, we finally get Deku/Bakugo vs Tomura. 

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Top 5 Anime Characters with Scars

Guts with his Scar against his nose

Guts (Berserk)

Guts have numerous scars after many battles. However, his most distinct scar is the one across his nose. Guts received this scar during a training session with his former father figure Gambino. During this session, Gambino becomes frustrated after Guts manages to cut his cheek. In his rage, he gives Guts the cut across his nose. 

Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

Shoto has a large burn scar across his left side of his face. He received this scar from his abused mother. Todoroki’s father Endeavor abused his mother resulting in her developing an intense hatred of Endeavor. In a fit of insanity, she burned Shoto by pouring a kettle of boiling water. She immediately tried to soothe Shoto’s pain with her ice Quirk, however, Shoto seem to be permanently scarred. 

Shanks (One Piece)

Shanks’s trademark scar across his left eye was given to him by Blackbeard. When and why he received this scar is currently unknown. The scar is a set of three vertically linear lines that cross over his left eye. However, the eye itself isn’t harmed. 

Kenpachi (Bleach)

Kenpachi has many distinctive traits. His eye patch, long black hair, and his hairless eyebrows. In addition to all that he has a long, thin scar that runs down his face. Located on the left side, the scar doesn’t cut across the eye. It was given to him by the former Kenpachi and Gotei 13 Captain, Retsu Unohana. He was just a child when she gave it to him. 

Vast the Stampede (Trigun)

Vast the Stampede has too many scars to detail. The series doesn’t necessarily tell us when they all happen. Vast’s body is full of deep scars, metal plates that appear to be bolted on, and cuts. In the anime, it is suggested that these scars are all the result if Vast’s unwillingness to kill his opponents. 

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My Hero Academia Chapter 275: Shigaraki verses Eraserhead

Eraserhead on the cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 275
Eraserhead on the cover of My Hero Academia Chapter 275

Searching for Deku

In Chapter 275 of My Hero Academia, as Tomura searches for Deku, he notes that Ragdoll’s Search Quirk came preloaded with Quirk uses that she recorded. This, of course, includes Deku as she obtained this information during the Training Camp Arc. Endeavor, while pursuing Tomura, is confused by Deku. When Tomura lands, Endeavor attacks him with a blast of fire. However, Tomura dodges and changes his direction. Overhearing the conversation, Tomura becomes frustrated with the fact that the heroes are communicating electronically. He uses an “Air Cannon” Quirk in conjunction with a “Radio Waves” Quirk, jamming all the communication. Before he does, Endeavor informs the other heroes that Tomura is heading southwest, and he has a Super Regeneration Quirk. 

Katsuki chases Deku

Deku questions why Katsuki is following. We know that Katsuki will never admit he’s trying to protect Deku. He responds that he’s the “only one who can make the people understand quickly enough is himself.” As someone privy to Deku and All Might’s secret, Katsuki feels responsible for helping Deku succeed. He also admits that he has a “score to settle with Tomura.” Bakugo has difficulty coming to terms with the reason for All Might’s retirement. Bakugo is unable or incapable to accept that getting caught wasn’t a sign of his weakness or the cause of All Might’s downfall. His guilt has followed him ever since. 

Shigaraki verses Eraserhead

Bakugo notices that Deku can use Full Cowl on average at about 30%, and he increases the output to 45% at the moment of impact. He releases that Deku always manages to surpass him, but he will not continue to allow that. I was initially concern whether Deku and Bakugo could handle Tomura. However, this conflict might not happen. Deku envisions both himself and Bakugo being disintegrated by Tomura. Suddenly, Gran Torino grabs the two of them. He notes that Tomura’s decay Quirk is so powerful that “merely touching the falling debris will ensure instant death.” Deku protests, but Gran Torino reminds him that other heroes can fight. 

Tomura gets ambushed

Ryukyu attacks Tomura with her claws. He grabs her claw, however, his Quirk doesn’t activate. Ryukyu knocks Tomura into the air. Eraserhead arrives, inspired by the death of Crust and his friend Oboro, he tells Tomura “not mess with his students.” So far in this arc, I’ve have obsessed over two things, who gets their Quirk erased and who dies. I going to guess that Eraserhead loses his Quirk and Gran Torino dies. 

Tomura doesn’t have many weaknesses at this point but Eraserhead’s Quirk is one of them. It would be strategically wise of him to “destroy” Eraserhead’s Quirk. However, I think Eri will rewind it at some point so it won’t be a major loss. Gran Torino, on the other hand, would be a perfect victim. He’s important enough to matter, he’s connected to All Might, and Deku, and he’s a member of the old guard. His death would be impactful, but also symbolize the end of an era. That said Tomura may get overwhelmed as he doesn’t seem very skillful without his Quirk. With multiple heroes attacking at once he might need to be rescued by Gigantomachia. 

My Hero Academia Chapter 274: Recap and Review

My Hero Academia Chapter 274: Recap and Review

Endeavor chargers at Tomura in chapter 274 of My Hero Academia.
Endeavor chargers at Tomura

Tomura Shigaraki vs Endeavor 

My Hero Academia chapter 274 opens with Endeavor attacking Tomura with his Super Move Flashfire Fist – Hell’s Curtain. He’s determined to stop Tomura from escaping. However, the fire from his super move isn’t effective. Tomura attempts to touch Endeavor, but he’s able to dodge. Endeavor notices that Tomura is regenerating at high speeds. He orders all the heroes that can move without touching the ground to create a perimeter around them. 

Meanwhile, Tomura realizes that he has inherited all the Quirks that All For One collected. Tomura grabs a couple of Quirk-Destroying Drugs. He senses that something is missing, One For All. The only Quirk that his master couldn’t tame Tomura aims to track Deku down. Endeavor overhears him mention One For All so does Deku through Burnin’s radio. Using the Search Quirk stolen from Ragdoll Tomura pinpoints Deku’s location. Knowing he’s the target Deku leaves to try and draw Tomura to a more isolated location. 

Tomura searches for All For One

Together with Katsuki, they head toward a deserted area. He contacts Endeavor through a private channel informing him of his plans. Chapter 274 was a rather quick one. Tomura seems erratic at this point. He may have all his masters collected Quirks but he hasn’t mastered any. Tomura and Deku mirror each other. Both have Quirk collecting abilities that have been passed down from the masters. It appears that like Midoriya’s One For All, Tomura’s All For One also allows the previous holder to speak to him. Finally, neither one has mastered any of the new abilities they have been handed. Regardless, Tomura vs Deku and Katsuki will be interesting. 

My Hero Academia Chapter 273: The villians rise up

My Hero Academia Chapter 273: The villians rise up

Tomura Shigaraki and Endeavor prepare to clash
Tomura Shigaraki and Endeavor prepare to clash

Deku and Shoto are no match

In My Hero Academia Chapter 273, Thrill of Destruction, Deku’s shockwave attack fails to stop the decay. Deku has a flashback to when he encountered Tomura at the mall. Back then Tomura’s Quirk only worked when he touched a surface with all five fingers. Shoto also attempts to stop the decay, but his Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall fails as well. Neither Deku or Shoto will be a match for the current Tomura. Seeing the devastation from Shigaraki’s Quirk, Burnin orders everyone to flee, grabbing the civilians in arm’s length they run. Meanwhile, Tomura stands near the ruins of the hospital. He realizes that he now has control over his Quirk. We get some interesting information here. Dr. Kyudai Garaki was mass-producing the Quirk-Destroying Drugs, but they’re now destroyed. Furthermore, Overhaul seems to be in contact with Shigaraki.

Gigantomachia is on the move

It’s unclear whether the Quirk-Destroying drugs are gone for good, however, the fact that they’re currently ruined is a good thing. Right now Shigaraki is so powerful that if he also had access to Quirk killing drugs it would be overkill. It’s always important in a Shonen manga/anime to have a balance between the good and bad sides. Regardless, Shigaraki contacts Gigantomachia and orders him to “bring everyone to the city” as he wants to “destroy everything”. At the Gunga Mountain Villa, Tsukuyomi takes Hawks to a medics. The other heroes encounter an outraged Himiko Toga, who has lost it after Twice’s death. As her disguised melts, she points out that she never felt safe in society. She wants to reimagine a world that she can live freely. Back at the hospital, Endeavor charges at Tomura preparing for a fight.

Tomura vs Endeavor

With Gigantomachia on the rampage, Toga on a violent killing spree, and Shigaraki awaken, the heroes are in danger. The large size of both the heroes and Paranormal Liberation Front members makes it difficult to predict the outcome. Heroes with a fighting experience like Gran Torino, Cementoss, Eraser Head, and Present Mic are fighting with the newer heroes like Uravity, Froppy, Shoto, Bakugo, and Deku. The lieutenants of the Paranormal Front are less familiar. So far we only had some intense battles between Dabi and Hawks, and Mirko and the Nomu’s. It seems like the stage is being set for the Tomura and Gigantomachia verses Endeavor, Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto. Trying to predict what happens is a waste of time, but I hope that Endeavor and Tomura have a full battle.

My Hero Academia Chapter 271 – 272: Shigaraki begins his rampage

My Hero Academia Chapter 271 – 272: Shigaraki begins his rampage

Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271 in My Hero Academia.
Tsukuyomi on the cover of chapter 271

Hawks lose his wings

In My Hero Academia Chapter 271, Dark Cloud, we deviate from the events occurring a the hospital. At the Gunga Mountain Villa, Tsukuyomi heads to aid Hawks. He covers Hawks with Dark Shadow, who notes that his wings are gone. Dabi says that it’s “pathetic” that U.A. High sent students to fight. I found this argument strange because the members of the Paranormal Liberation Front aren’t much older. Regardless, he points out that Hawks killed Twice. I think this might be important to create some kind of doubt in Tsukuyomi. However, I think it won’t be effective considering he had no personal relationship with Twice. Dabi’s larger point, that the “the Pro Hero he looks up to is far dirtier than the Villains“, is accurate.

However, the “victims” of the heroes and villains are what would color how they’re perceived. Anyway, Dabi still has the advantage as Tsukuyami’s Dark Shadow is weak to light. Hawks conclude that Dabi is “buying himself time” by talking, suggesting that his flames have weakened. They manage to briefly escape but before Tsukuyomi could escape they are attacked by Dabi. However, Geten interrupts them by creating a massive wall of ice. The villains begin to push back against the heroes, meanwhile, Gigantomachia begins to respond to Shigaraki’s scent.

Tomura Shigaraki awakens

As the heroes search for civilians in the likely battlefield, we get a glimpse of who is present. Most of the U.A. Class is there, Katsuki, Uravity, Froppy, Ingenium, Anima, Shota, and Deku. Furthermore, we now know that there are no civilians left in the area. Also, Anima uses his Quirk to evacuate all the animals present. Deku has a response to the first user of One For All. He warns Deku that “blowback will arrive soon and they don’t have much time.” Elsewhere, Tomura awakens, claiming that he’s “cold.” Most of the High-End Nomu is defeated and Present Mic still is escorting Kyudai Garaki. Suddenly, the lab begins to decay.

Gran Torino rescues Present Mic and Garaki, Ryukyu tells Eraser Head to grab on, as she is carrying multiple heroes on her back. As he’s about to grab on a disintegrating Nomu grabs his leg. Eraser Head is saved by Crust’s Shoot Shield, however, he can’t escape Tomura’s Quirk and dies. Endeavor escapes with Mirko and another hero in tow. Deku shows a new skill, Super Move: St. Louis Smash Air Force. I’ve been predicting the death of many heroes for several chapters, I’m not surprised that a high ranking but largely unknown hero, Crust died. I still wonder if one of the U.A. heroes, particularly, Bakugo or Shoto, will lose their Quirks to Tomura. If they can survive his decay Quirk.

My Hero Academia Chapter 270: Tomura awakens as the new All For One

My Hero Academia Chapter 270: Tomura awakens as the new All For One

Quirk Singularity Theory

My Hero Academia chapter 270, Inheritance, reveals how much power Tomura was given as he wake up. As Present Mic is dragging Dr. Kyudai Garaki away, the later mentions how his 70 year theory, called Quirk Singularity or Paranormal Singularity Theory was dismissed by society. The theory agrues that “as the generations follow one another, Quirks blend and evolve, producing stronger and more complex Quirks. However, with this increase in power, the Quirks will also become more difficult to control, since the human body doesn’t evolve quickly enough to keep up.” This theory can be seen to effect All For One. He has noted that some Quirks require more time to master than others and he rather not bother stealing them. This theory could be a explanation for the natural limitation to the All For One Quirk.

Qurik transfer and Life Force

Kyudai tells Present Mic that All For One was the only one that believed in his theory and htat he “extended his hand to him.” Grateful, Dr. Kyudai developed a reverence for All For One. That’s why he gave All For One his Life Force Quirk. Giving the user “twice the vitality of others at the cost of his athleticism,” the Quirk is the secret to both Dr. Kyudai and All For One’s longevity. Dr. Kyudai’s ability to scientifically duplicate Quirks is broken. However, it seems likely that Dr. Kyudai has lost his ability to do it after the heroes destoryed his lab. Tomura will likely be the last benificary of the process and considering that it was interruprted it (All For One) may not fuction properly.

Tomura Shigaraki awakens from his coma in My Hero Academia Chapter 270
Tomura awakens from his coma

Shigaraki awakens

I’ve been waiting for weeks for Tomura to wake up and start devastating the heroes rank. I assumed he would do it with his original Quirk and some enhancements, but now he can deliver even more damage. However, it all depends on whether his Quirk starts from zero or comes preloaded with all the Quirks All For One already stole. Its unclear how long it took All For One to steal a Quirk, but I doubt it’s instant. I’ve been preparing for some heroes to die (I think some will) but now some of them might lose their Quirks as well. I think My Hero Academia chapter 270 gave us a hint as to who might lose their Quirk first, Erasure Head.

My Hero Academia Chapter 269: Did Present Mic Kill Tomura?

My Hero Academia Chapter 269: Did Present Mic Kill Tomura?

My Hero Academia Chapter 269, The Three of Us, begins with confirmation that Mirko will likely survive. Endeavor “sears” he wounds shut. He begs her not to die, since he owe’s her for Kyushu. Suddenly, a High End Nomu arrives, attacking the No. 1 Hero. It hopes that fighting Endeavor would be “more fun.” Elsewhere, Crust, Shota, and Present Mic are overwhelmed by the Nomu’s. Mirko tells them via earpieces that Shigaraki is inside a capsule. She deduces that the Nomu were triggered by some remote device. She warns them that Shigaraki is no longer an “average villain,” and must not be allowed to awaken.

Meanwhile, Shota continues to use his Quirk to erase the Nomu’s powers. Reinforcements will arrive in seconds. Shota is unable to chase the Nomu fighting Endeavor. He tells Vision Hero: Exress and Voice Hero: Present Mic to “go ahead.” Dr. Kyudai tries to salvage his experiment on Tomura. With the damage done to the equipment, Kyudai decides to wake Tomura in his “half-formed state.” However, before Dr. Kyudai can wake him, Present Mic uses his Loud Voice ability. It destroys what’s left of the capsule, sending Tomura flying to the ground.

In My Hero Academia Chapter 269, Present Mic destroys Tomura Shigaraki's capsule with his Loud Voice attack.
Present Mic destroys Tomura Shigaraki’s capsule with his Loud Voice attack

Present Mic strikes a devastating blow

Mic remembers his childhood with Shota and Oboro Shirakumo. He delivers a devastating punch to Dr. Kyudai’s face, telling him “that’s for making my friends cry.” Exress checks Tomura’s pulse. his heart stopped. Soon the reinforcements appear, overwhelming the Nomu’s. Does My Hero Academia Chapter 269 mark the end of Tomura? Obviously not. With the various Quirks Tomura surely has, he probably will be resurrected. Or he heart stopped working for some Quirk related reason. That said, I think he will be “incomplete.” I expect that will mean he doesn’t have all the Quirks Dr. Kyudai wanted him to possess. Present Mic becoming the one to stop Tomura was surprising.

Of all the heroes of this series, he’s mostly been used for humor or supervising non violent activity. However, considering the fact that Dr. Kyudai used his childhood friend’s corpse to create the Kurogiri Nomu, it’s fitting. It think Tomura Shigaraki will awaken and devastate the hero ranks.

My Hero Academia Chapter 267 Recap and Review

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.

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The Top 5 My Hero Academia Heroes or Villains I want to know more about

Mr. Purple in all his glory

5. His Purple Highness

When first laying eyes on His Purple Highness or Mr. Purple he resembles the late great Prince. Not only does he look like the Prince, he also shares his birthday. That can’t be a coincendence right? A Pro Hero from My Hero Academia Vigilantes series, Mr. Purple is overdramatic hero. Setting his style and personality aside, I really want to know about his weird Quirk, Chest Hair.


4. Hiryu Rin

Rin is known as Dragon Shroud. A student in Class 1-B, he’s a highly intellingent student. His Quirk is Scales. He can “sprout strong, durable reptilian scales from his skin.” Rin’s Quirk is versatile, allowing him to use his scales as shields and projectiles. During the Joint Training Battle he was shoiwn using these scales to destroy Denki Kaminari’s pointers with great accuracy. He has quick reflexes, and good tactical skills. Rin is one of two foreign students, immagrating from China.


3. Godzillo

A Pro Hero that appeared in My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Godzillo looks like the famous Kaiju. His Quirk, Toho, is named after the company that owns Godzilla, produces, and distributes the My Hero Academia series. His Quirk gives him the attributes of the Godzilla Kaiju and the ability to “produce nutriets” via Photosynthesis. He could be just a form of product placement, but I find this character interesting. Also, will My Hero Academia have a hero or villain for each Kaiju?


Jurota in his beast form

2. Jurota Shishida

Jurota looks like a beast from the outset. He is covered with fur and has two lower cannines sticking up between his lips. During the Joint Training Arc he reveals his versitity of his Quirk, Beast. He can change into a Beast-Man, increasing his senses, strength, speed, and duribilty. Jurota is higly intellegent, and clearly one of the strongests students in U.A. Finally, he’s clearly model after Beast from X-Men, and I love that character.


1. Kuin Hachisuka

Kuin is a villain from My Hero Academia Vigilantes. She a student and part time villain. She a member of Villain Factory, a criminal orgination that hopes to create a villain to rival All Might. They engage in terriosm and human experiments. The agents of this group use the drug Trigger to enhance their Quirks. Kuin’s Quirk is Queen Bee. She uses he worker bees to swarm and gain information. Each bee can transport small quantities of a substance and they have stingers that fucntion like syringes.

Each bee can control other people. The Quirk uses a parasitic bee like creature that implants into a host. Kuin is connected to each bee, so when they die or are injured she feels the pain. Kuin is one of three revealed characters that are “animals” with Quirks, the others being Monster Cat and Nezu. If the Queen is killed, one of the other bees will replace the Queen.

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