WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 21, “Revival Party,” now streaming on Funimation, Hulu, and Crunchyroll
On the earth of My Hero Academia, there’s a strict “no killing” rule for Professional Heroes, who are supposed to be the pillars that uphold this Quirk-based society. There isn’t any such factor as a Quirk that’s inherently good or unhealthy — all of it relies on the one who wields it. In Season 5, Episode 21, Himiko Toga’s appropriation of Ochaco Uraraka’s Zero Gravity Quirk serves as a merciless reminder that even probably the most harmless of Quirks can have nefarious makes use of.
The total implications of a Quirk’s energy could be misplaced when the person is a Professional Hero who should comply with strict pointers in terms of their skills. The League of Villains and Meta Liberation Military, whereas presently in battle with each other, are comparable in that they every make free and full use of their Quirks. Due to this feud, Himiko Toga’s Remodel Quirk has powered up and now permits her to repeat not only a particular person’s look, however their Quirk as effectively.
Because the League of Villains enters Deika Metropolis, the troopers of the Meta Liberation Military instantly descend upon them. Everybody fending for themselves, Toga finds herself focused by a big group of MLA troopers, led by Curious, who seems to be one of many MLA’s leaders. Himiko’s Remodel Quirk is not suited to giant battles, contemplating she will solely copy somebody’s look. As she makes an attempt to make use of her Quirk to flee, Curious and the MLA troopers proceed to chop her off as she is savagely crushed to close loss of life.
When Toga drinks blood from her stash, she turns into Ochaco Uraraka, one of many U.A. college students she has lengthy been fixated on. In her desperation to flee, Himiko manifests the power to wield the Quirk of the particular person whose look she has taken on. Utilizing Uraraka’s Zero Gravity, Toga floats the helpless MLA troopers excessive into the air earlier than touching her fingers again collectively, inflicting them to plummet to the bottom and their deaths.
Ochaco Uraraka is way from probably the most “powerful” scholar in Class 1-A, and her Quirk isn’t thought of to be deadly. Primarily used to restrain villains and support in search and rescue, Zero Gravity is confirmed to be simply as lethal as another power-based Quirk when used with intent to kill. That half of Toga’s face nonetheless resembled Ochaco when she used Zero Gravity to slaughter the MLA troopers solely provides to the disturbing implications of Himiko’s actions.
Himiko and Ochaco are excellent examples of Quirks inherently being neither good nor unhealthy. The 2 women even have so much in widespread, as they’ve every solely ever wished to indicate that they take care of others. Sadly, Himiko’s penchant for consuming blood as a part of her Quirk precipitated her to be rejected by society and even her personal mother and father. Ingesting blood is regular for Toga, and if anybody had ever simply accepted her as she is, she could have by no means turn out to be a villain within the first place.
Toga’s new means has the potential to create many disturbing “what if…?” situations by remodeling right into a hero and utilizing their Quirk for evildoing. It might additionally function a type of psychological warfare if a hero or scholar have been compelled to witness their very own Quirk getting used to harm individuals. Himiko Toga’s new means gives a completely new perspective on Quirks, and it is going to be fascinating to see how she wields this new energy, assuming the League of Villains can defeat the Meta Liberation Military, that’s.