The chaos is finally over in My Hero Academia, so my poor, tense heart can finally take a rest for this week, just like our young protagonists. Well, maybe just a bit of rest, because some things seemed to be brewing behind the scenes! What could it possibly be this time?
Japanese Original Episode Title: 「ヒーロー殺しステイン」その余波
The hospital is where you should go to when you have serious injuries, and since that’s what Midoriya, Iida, and Todoroki had, the hospital was where they ended up! However, instead of their friends, the one their mentors brought in to visit them was…a really large dog?? On the other hand, how was the public handling Stain’s arrest? While Shigaraki didn’t seem all too pleased at how everything concluded, the civilians should be able to breathe easier now. Peace has come back again, but maybe only on the surface.
Safety or Glory: My poor trio just did what any hero should’ve done, saving someone and defeating an infamous villain, but they couldn’t even be publicly acknowledged? If they did, they were going to get punished along with their superiors? Ah, the adult world is terribly complicated indeed. Well, I guess if anyone else heard about it, they’d think they can just attack anyone they want and say they were being heroic, huh? It really is quite unfair, but the safety of the majority comes first before one’s own glory. Their safety as students have to come first, too! At least, at the end of the day, they did what was right and saved a friend and another pro hero. Extreme as his ideals was, we still go back to Stain’s view that heroes shouldn’t seek glory, fame nor money. Still, maybe they could earn some extra credit at school for that? Or will they still get in trouble there?
Following Stain’s footsteps: Any person, whether good or evil, who ends up standing out from the crowd is bound to have one or two folks looking up to them as their role-model. And from how that whole fiasco went about, we saw that Stain truly was different from most petty criminals and street thugs presented in the show so far. Even the ones Shigaraki brought to USJ looked like they just joined him for their own desires, right? But now, with the media’s constant coverage of Stain and some fans putting him on a pedestal, those petty criminals can now say that they act on Stain’s ideals! Or maybe even bank on that and twist it to their own selfish views! Seems like there are a few new faces who could actually already be looking up to him. Uh-oh.
Atonement: Is hand injury the new friendship bracelet now, or is it just with Iida and Deku, with a side help from Todoroki? (I still can’t get over him saying he’s ‘The Hand Crusher’! His character development has surely gone a long way. So proud!) I’m not sure if I should really be happy that Iida can now be aware of the long road ahead of him before becoming a true hero through his hand. Won’t being unable to move his fingers properly get in the way of his hero training? I mean, I guess he’ll really get reminded of his unheroic attitude whenever he encounters this trouble, which is the point. Logically speaking, however, come on! What if the time he’s in danger is when he needs his hand in 100% condition? If their student life was safe despite training for the actual thing, there’d be no need to worry. With the League of Villains looming over everyone’s heads, though, I don’t know.