This episode features many and various battle scenes boasting different special abilities, all of which give you a lot to see and intake. Have fun!
This round treats Deku to find his dreams come true in many ways.
Now let’s look at episode 4.
Synopsis: Episode 4: Start Line
Izuku Midoriya, nicknamed Deku, is awarded a special ability “One For All” from the legendary hero All Might. Today he is at the entrance exam of the Hero Course, U.A. High School, which is considered the hardest to get in. The test requires the participants to battle against virtual Villains strategically allocated all over a vast, virtual urban residential environment. The participants will be rated by how many effective points they acquire in a limited time. While the rest of the participants unleash their special abilities and collect points by taking on enemies, Deku scores nothing, as he is not fully understanding how he can utilize the power he earned prior to the test. A formidable villain makes his appearance – it is larger than anyone has ever imagined. Buildings crumble as the monster moves, and under the debris, there are … omg! Deku blandishes his fist, and yells at the monsters, again before he thinks what to do.
Special Abilities Smorgasboard!
Iida-kun displays his special ability characterized by a speedy and colossal punch. Ochako-chan demonstrates her ability to lift things in midair. The show puts spotlight on the other kids’ special abilities, to which, viewers haven’t been exposed much so far. It’s fun to see many and different powers on display.
Highlight 2: Deku’s Power Unleashed
During the exam, Deku turns into a scared stick, unable to move his limbs, as he gets extremely nervous with the virtual villains in front of him. But, the moment he sees Ochako-chan frozen with fear facing the formidable virtual villain, Deku jumps on his feet and rushes out to save her, while everybody else around him is just watching.
Deku’s special ability finally get unleashed. He strikes a high-speed jump on his illuminated feet, and then, he swings his roaring punches at the enemy’s face. His action is uncharacteristically flashy and powerful. It could change your opinion on this scrawny teenager.
Now there is a cost for using such enormous power… Deku sustained unexpectedly devastating damages on his limbs.
If this had been simpler and easier… in other words, If Deku had not need to suffer like that in order to utilize his super power, then, the story could still go on, flat, and cheap.
But things are different in this case. Super power comes with a certain cost, in this case in the name of physical destruction. I’m sure it’s a key factor for Deku to weigh in his next move.
At the moment, Deku is surrounded by friends who have unique abilities on their own. How would Deku bring forth his special power moving forward?
Highlight 3: Finally! Deku’s Hero Academia
Deku fails to gain points in the mock battle, plus, he sacrificed his body in order to help his fellow contestant Ochako from being attacked by the behemoth villain. It seems like he has zero chance to pass the test.
Not so fast! This anime challenges you. Besides those normal test points, there is one completely different category in which participants can earn big points. It is called Recue Points, and rated by professional real-world heroes.
Deku scores exceptionally high in that category alone, and, as a result, he has passed the entrance exam!
Deku simply can’t let anybody suffer who needs help. His characteristic has impressed and motivated All Might to bestow the super power. This time, he influenced not only Ochako whom he had rescued, but also those professional heroes who participated the exam as judges.
All Might praises Deku once again.
“Even after you have earned your special ability you didn’t forget to impact on other people’s lives!”
Deku is actually devastated with his poor performance in the mock battle, however, All Might reassured Deku’s heroic behavior and informed him that Deku has in fact passed the test. The scene is so moving, I couldn’t help tears running down my cheeks… I simply can’t help but expect to see more of Deku’s amazing performance!
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