My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122

Is Eraser Head Done For?

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122 was alright. The best part of the episode was the stuff with Bakugo. But, before I get to that, I need to talk about Eraser Head. At the end of Episode 121, Shigaraki hit him in the leg with a deleter round.

As I’m sure you remember, deleter rounds are a type of ammunition that removes quirks. Overhaul’s yakuza group developed them back in Season 4. And from what we’ve seen with Mirio Togata, it doesn’t appear that the effect of deleter rounds wears off.

So, the fact that Shigaraki hit Eraser Head with one of these deleter rounds is a big deal. Eraser Head’s quirk was really the only thing stopping Shigaraki from destroying everything. However, Eraser Head managed to stop the deleter round from taking effect. He cut off his own leg before the chemicals could spread throughout his body.

Eraser Head using his quirk from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122
Eraser Head using his quirk

My main question now is, “how effective was Eraser Head’s action?” Did cutting his leg off actually work? Or has the deleter round already done its job? Is it only a matter of time before Eraser Head can’t use his quirk anymore?

I’m going to guess that he’ll get to keep his quirk. But, he’s going to be out of commission for a while. It’s not only that he’s now missing a leg and can’t easily get around. It’s that he’s severely injured, bleeding out, and needs to be in a hospital for a considerable amount of time.

In short, yes, Eraser Head is going to be out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Now, speaking of deleter rounds, wouldn’t it be poetic if that’s how our heroes defeat Shigaraki? Instead of killing him, they could delete the All-for-One quirk and lock him up forever.

One-for-All: Float

In the middle of Episode 122, Deku awakens a new One-for-All quirk: Float. This was the quirk of Nana Shimura, Shigaraki’s grandmother. So, it’s fitting that this quirk is vital to Deku stopping Shigaraki during this fight. And in case you’re wondering, that’s the 3rd or 4th quirk Deku awakened.

I don’t exactly remember how all the One-for-All quirks break down. Black Whip and Float are definitely 2 quirks. And then I’m pretty sure the power storage quirk is separate from the One-for-All quirk. The ability to pass down quirks is One-for-All. The fact that those quirks get stronger with each generation is different, I think.

It doesn’t matter. Someone will correct me in the comments or on social media. Either way, Deku now has the Float quirk, which seems to be exactly the same as Ochaco’s Zero Gravity quirk. They’re technically different, but they do the same thing.

Deku awakening another One-for-All quirk from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122
Deku awakening another One-for-All quirk

Now, what I found most interesting was the flashback with Bakugo and All Might talking about Deku. Bakugo brought up a good point about how it’s going to be difficult to hide Deku’s quirks in the future. For now, All Might can explain it away. But, what about when Deku has 5 or 6 quirks that are completely different?

Another thing Bakugo brought up was the 4th One-for-All user. There’s not much information on this person. Details about both their quirk and their death are missing. So, is there a connection between the two? Is their quirk dangerous to use?

All Might seems to know something about this. But, since he hasn’t confirmed the information, he doesn’t want to say what he knows just yet. I have no idea what this quirk could be. My best guess is that it’s some kind of last-resort quirk.

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Cursed Quirks

I’m unsure if this episode was the first time the idea of cursed quirks appeared. But, someone used it to describe both the All-for-One and One-for-All quirks. You could make the argument that these quirks are cursed in a number of ways.

The curse of All-for-One could be that it drives its user mad with power. It compels them to seek out and absorb other powerful quirks. And the curse of One-for-All could be how All-for-One corrupted it. Remember, it was a simple quirk that didn’t do much before All-for-One intervened.

However, it now seems like there’s a different curse affecting these two quirks. There’s the curse of their past users. We’ve known about this in regard to One-for-All for a while. The wills of past One-for-All users are still present within Deku. And while they don’t take over his body, they seem to be able to influence him.

Endeavor burning Shigaraki to a crisp from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122
Endeavor burning Shigaraki to a crisp

All-for-One appears to work in the same way. We just haven’t seen it work like this before because there was only ever 1 user of the quirk. Now that Shigaraki is the second user, we see that the previous user of his quirk influences him, as well.

The past One-for-All users were heroes who aren’t going to do anything evil. But, the same can’t be said for All-for-One. He seems to be treating Shigaraki less like a successor and more like an extension of himself.

Twice now, he’s attempted to take over Shigaraki’s body. And I think that’s been his goal from the start. He knew he’d have to sacrifice himself to take down All Might. So, he set up Shigaraki to be his next vessel. It’s like a Madara Uchiha and Kaguya Ōtsutsuki situation from Naruto: Shippūden.

Conclusion

What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122? Do you think Eraser Head is going to have to retire? What do you think the 4th One-for-All user’s original quirk was? And do you want to see All-for-One return as the main villain? Let me know in the comments.

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2 Replies to “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 122”

  1. So far in the series Deku has only unlocked two quirks of previous users – Black Whip and Float. Deku is the 9th user of One-For-All. The first user’s quirk was One-For-All so out of the 8 previous users Deku has 5 more potential quirks to unlock. However I think it might only be 4 because I think All Might was originally quirkless like Deku.

    The way it’s been described One-For-All is a quirk that was born out of two quirks merging together. Originally All-For-One’s younger brother had a pretty useless quirk. His quirk was the ability to pass his quirk onto somebody else. Then All-For-One gave his younger brother a power storage quirk to hold onto. All-For-One has the ability to steal quirks and either keep them for himself or give them to other people.

    There might be a limit to how many quirks All-For-One can possess or manage at the same time but that’s never explicitly been stated. For some reason he has been happy to give away what I think are fairly useful quirks to henchmen in the past. So either he didn’t think he needed them or he can only handle a certain number.

    The younger brother’s original quirk merged with the power storage quirk and One-For-All was created. This was established early in season 2 when All Might told Deku about the origins of One-For-All.

    Also I don’t think Deku unlocked the Float quirk during this fight with Shigaraki. The implication seemed to be that he had already unlocked it off screen and as shown in the flashback had been training how to use it with Ochaco, Froppy, Sero, Bakugou and All Might.

    Honestly the way it’s described the Float quirk doesn’t seem that useful unless you combine it with specialised equipment or other quirks. It’s not like a flying quirk that would allow you to manoeuvre in the air. Even Ochaco’s quirk is more versatile because she can make other objects than just herself float.

    1. I assumed One-for-All was the original quirk that could pass down quirks and the power storage quirk was entirely separate. But, I guess that’s not the case since they combined.

      As for when Deku awakened Float, it does seem to have happened during his fight with Shigaraki. What I got from the flashback is that All Might knew Deku would eventually unlock Float because it was All Might’s teacher’s quirk. So, in preparation for unlocking it, he had Deku train with Ochaco and the others.

      As for whether Float or Zero Gravity is better, I’m still thinking they’re basically the same quirk. It looked like Deku was able to make everyone he touched with his Blackwhip float in addition to himself. They weren’t just dangling beneath him as I would expect if he was holding them solely with Blackwhip’s power.

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