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My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 24: The birth of Tomura Shigaraki

My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 24, “Tomura Shigaraki: Origin,” explores the aftermath of Tenko Shimura’s massacre of his family and how he came to be known as Tomura Shigaraki. After killing his family, Tenko wanders the street hoping someone will help him. The only person to help was All For One. He tells Tenko that “the reason for his itch is his innate desire to want to destroy, and that he should embrace it.” This is the first instance of All For One manipulating Tenko and encouraging his destructive behavior. He continues to encourage Tenko’s most violent instincts. Tenko is assaulted by two men and they become his first targets. He finally kills them with his Quirk while Doctor Ujiko and All For One watch.

They discuss his lost memories. All For One says that without them Tenko is “unstable,” and his Quirk will not reach it’s true potential until he remembers. After celebrating Tenko’s kill by giving Tenko the hands of the two men he kill, All For One renames him Tomura Shigaraki. The first name is derived from “tomurau” witch means “mourn” and “Shigaraki” is All For One’s last name. All For One officially becomes Tomura’s surrogate father. In the present, Tomura destroys the last hand. Finally at peace, declaring that “he doesn’t need a future and the League can do what they desire.”

Re-Destro is defeated

Destroying whatever he wants is fun

Tomura and Re-Destro continue their fight. Re-Destro attacks with Stress: 100%, which Tomura destroys with Decay. Re-Destro notices his stress recedes when watching Tomura. He presses a button and several pieces of armor emerge from the ground. The Burden-Amplifying Steel Pressure Mechanism: Claustro allows him to increase his Stress output to 150%. Meanwhile, Gigantomachia rampages towards Tomura. Geten leaves his fight with Dabi to pursue the giant. Trumpet and Skeptic rush to protect Re-Destro.

The Claustro suit isn’t doing much against Tomura. Re-Destro looks back at Tomura and realizes that he’s a “man who has been liberated from everything.” Tomura activates Decay, which destroys the leg of Re-Destro’s suit. Tomura continues to spread his Decay destroying more of the city. The Claustro suit is destroyed and Re-Destro has to amputate his legs after being affected by Decay. Re-Destro accepts his defeat. Gigantomachia accepts Tomura, and Tomura accepts his role as the new leader of the MLA.

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 14: Hawks secret Endeavors

Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto spring into action in episode 14 of My Hero Academia
Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto spring into action

My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 14, “Off to Endeavor’s Agency,” begins with Hawks talking to Dabi. Hawks is a double agent for the Heroes but can only succeed if villains like Dabi can trust him. He believes Dabi at least thinks his useful because the villain is willing to call him, but he must prove himself. He informs the Hero Public Safety Commission of the League of Villains‘ suspicions and tells them that they’ll need to communicate via code. As the New Year begins, Izuku, Shoto, and Katsuki begin their work-study with Endeavor. He’s not happy to work with Izuku and Katsuki. He only accepted them to work with Shoto. Katsuki as usual is rude, calling the number one hero “cringey” but since Endeavor was rude himself I think he was appropriate.

Hawks arrive with a message

Regardless, both Deku and Bakugo are eager to learn from the number one hero. Endeavor isn’t interested in training them at all. He springs into action, as Starservant begins to terrorize the public. His Quirk, Glass Manipulation, allows him “to control and reshape large amounts of glass.” He turns the glass into bubbles, while, ranting about the “divine message.” Endeavor, Deku, Shoto, and Katsuki chase the madman. Starservant uses his Quirk to create a massive glass ball and prepares his Super Move: Enlightened Fallen King. It’s quickly evaporated by Endeavor’s Flashfire Fist. He flees into an alleyway, and Endeavor gives chase. At the end of that alley, criminals attempt to ambush Endeavor. However, Shoto destroys their rope. Before Izuku and Katsuki can attack, Hawks arrives and defeats them.

Endeavor asks Hawks “what he wants.” He hands him a book, the “Meta Liberation War.” He recommends the book to Endeavor, who’s confused by this encounter. In his office, he goes over the encounter looking for clues. A hero like an Endeavor doesn’t come across as intellectual at all. He was seen in a different light. He’s more than just a powerful hero that uses his power to overwhelm villains. Endeavor is capable of sophisticated thought, he deduces that the second word of Hawk’s highlighted parts make a sentence: “The enemy is the liberation army. They number over a hundred thousand. In four months, to action.” My Hero Academia never explicitly states how many heroes exist but the ranking system suggests they aren’t as large as the liberation army. Of course, there’s quantity and quality. Maybe the heroes have the latter.