No wonder ‘Climax’ is the title for this latest episode of My Hero Academia! All the fighting, all the drama, all the suspense had me at the edge of my seat! I was totally drawn in! It was a great close to an intense arc!
Japanese Original Episode Title: 決着
No one ever wants to be a burden, so it was finally Iida’s time to shine! He couldn’t bear to see his friends bleed any more for him, so he had to do everything he could to make up for the trouble he caused. On the other side, just as Iida added to their fighting power, Endeavor was the one who came to aid the other pro heroes, as they were having a hard time just dealing proper damage to the Nomus. It actually seemed like he was the only one who stood a chance against them!
Retaliation: Once Iida forced himself to stand up and work together with Todoroki and Midoriya to defeat Stain with all they Hve, I totally felt like a mother who’s super proud of her children! They were just fledglings, but they were the only ones who managed to beat a villain who’s killed and seriously injured a lot of pro heroes! Maybe one factor’s due to how the tables have turned, as usually Stain’s the one catching heroes by surprise, thus ending the fight quickly once he’s paralyzed them. But here, multiple people attempted to attack him out of nowhere! There’s also that fact that he was outnumbered, even if they were still inexperienced. That kind of made the playing field somewhat even, huh? But at the end of it all, the trio, with their teamwork and their stronger resolve, had the upper hand and ended the fight. I’m just really so proud of them!
The pro heroes: I appreciated being able to see how the professionals handled the other side of the chaos, even though it was mostly Endeavor who did major hurt to the Nomus. He could do a lot of things using his quirk, and even had such strength to make the second Nomu fly a bit when he punched it! He may be a trash of a father to his son, but he really isn’t considered the Number Two hero next to All Might for nothing, even if he’s just doing his hero work for the fame. Yes, even if each of the pros had different motivations on being a hero, at the end of the day, they were all doing their jobs as best they could. They were still saving people, apprehending the villains, and keeping the situation under control as soon as possible. Like Endeavor said when the civilians asked why he was there, there’s not a more reasonable answer except that it’s because he’s a hero! I found it to be a good situation to compare with Stain’s ideology. Whether or not they have pure motives, isn’t saving people still the very essence of being a hero?
Iida’s remorse: Someone hug this poor baby! From the expressions on his face multiple times during and after the fight, you could really see that he regretted acting on his anger. People got severely injured in the process, and could’ve possibly died! Plus, it’s like he betrayed his own ideals about being a hero, aiming to kill someone first before saving another. However, no matter what Stain said, I’m sure that something already did change within Iida once he resolved to not let his friends shed more blood for him! He didn’t let himself wallow in his regret any longer, but did his very best to stop Stain! He saved Todoroki from getting his arm chopped off (That was a really close one!!) from that knife throw by sacrificing his own arm! I also can’t believe that he dared remove the knife stuck in his arm using his mouth and quickly fought back! That was so hardcore! He may have fumbled the ball at the beginning, but I think his actions at the end mattered most. As long as someone’s alive, there’s always room for improvement!