My Hero Academia delivers its thrilling climax as Stain is taken down by the three U.A students.
Stain’s words are dismissed by Todoroki as those of a fundamentalist, but they have some effect on Tenya. Stain’s words hit home because Tenya was using his powers for something personal even though he should have given something else priority as a hero. But instead of going into depression over how he’s a failure as a hero and a human being, he gets up to finish off Stain.
There are some cool scenes during the fight with Stain, like Stain running and dodging all of Todoroki’s ice, with a pretty neat view given from behind Stain. Then there’s the finale with Stain on the wall as fire is blasted at him from below and then Midoriya and Iida suddenly coming at him from both sides. There’s the usual overall polish with the animation in this episode.
Stain is taken down by a joint effort from the three kids and they then tie him up and wait for the pros to arrive and take care of him.
The fight was Stain was a good one. Watch highlights of it & more below:
Meanwhile, Endeavor is taking out some Nomus in the coolest possible way. Shoto ran off while he was on his way to the Nomus without telling his reasons. He only told his dad the address of where he’s going and asks him to send some heroes over. Endeavor doesn’t doubt his son for a moment; he knows that his son isn’t running off for no reason as he asks every hero he comes across to head towards Shoto’s mentioned address while he takes care of things himself. He takes on all the Nomus on his own and even takes out one with ease by burning his head with super hot blue flames.
We see a lot of different manners in which Endeavor uses his flames; he uses them to deliver a heated power punch, burn off a Nomu’s head, run on a wall, land on the ground safely after falling from some height, and he even throws a fire lightning bolt at a Nomu. All this shows the various ways to use a flame quirk which in turn, shows how amazing Shoto can end up being if he gets some extra training. Shoto is good already, but if he can learn to use his flames like his dad uses his own, he can achieve so much more than hm. There’s a reason why Endeavor has such high expectations from his son. If he can become one of the best with just one fire quirk, Shoto can become even better with two quirks.
The heroes reach Stain but immediately the winged Nomu who escaped Endeavor flies to the scene, dives in and grabs Midoriya. But Stain suddenly gains consciousness, immobilizes him, kills him, and frees Midoriya. It’s rather interesting to see Stain do this. He isn’t like your regular villain; Stain has his own set of ideals which he won’t compromise on. While he doesn’t like all these fake heroes, he doesn’t like these villains who kill for the sake of it or for some childish reason either. He has gotten the attention of the heroes at the scene by taking out that Nomu and saving Midoriya. But what really caught their attention was his sheer tenacity that had everyone frozen on the spot.
He didn’t lick anyone’s blood to immobilize anyone, yet no one was able to move a muscle, Endeavor included. He had such a presence that even the most badass hero was unable to do anything. Could it be his quirk going out of control? They can introduce such a concept, but we wouldn’t expect something like that at the moment.
And once again, All Might comes into the spotlight as Stain calls him the only true hero and says that only he can kill him.
All Might has been widely regarded as the symbol of justice, the hero everyone needs, someone everyone looks up to and wants to be like. We’ve seen him throughout the first season, like how he still took on Nomus despite being considerably weak. He’s not just a celebrity, he’s a true hero in every sense of the word. Stain accepts only All Might as a hero because of all these qualities and those exact qualities are also why Shigaraki is targeting him. All Might sure is popular among the masses, villains included.
Stain’s words didn’t affect many people, but they had an effect on Iida and drew attention from Todoroki. Stain is now in custody and the authorities will get some information out of him regarding who he is, what he wants and all that stuff. There is a chance that there might be some discussion of sorts over Stain’s ideologies, or so we hope. Stain’s beliefs haven’t gotten the kind of attention they should have gotten yet, but with him in custody, hopefully he can get some more focus in the coming episodes.
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