My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127

Mid-Season Recap

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127 was, in part, a recap episode. There were about 8 minutes of recap, from roughly 5:00 to 13:00. Personally, I don’t see the point in mid-season recap. If there’s going to be a recap episode, it should be Episode 0 at the start of a new season.

Putting recap in the middle of the season or at the end of the season is pointless. The viewers are already familiar with what happened — they watched it recently. At the beginning of a season is a different story, though.

So, why does Episode 127 feature recap? One reason is that there was no episode last week. And the other reason is that the series is moving into a new arc. You could argue that this episode worked as an Episode 0 of the new arc. That’s why we had recap.

A clone of Re-Destro from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127
A clone of Re-Destro

There is another possible reason for there being recap in this episode. Since this episode was a wrap-up episode, there simply may not have been enough new content to fill the run time. Now, as for the wrap-up portion of this episode, it was very important.

If we moved right from Episode 126 into Episode 128, we’d have a lot of questions unanswered. For example, what happened to the Paranormal Liberation Front members? And, what about all the pro heroes we saw get injured in the battle? Well, thanks to this episode, we have answers to those questions.

I wonder how many people got to the recap part of the episode and stopped watching. There was some pretty important stuff they’ll have missed. And even if they skimmed through the episode, it’s still possible to miss out on things. I’m looking forward to their responses to Episode 128.

The End of the Paranormal Liberation Front

It looks like the Paranormal Liberation Front is no more. Heroes and police arrested over 16,000 members of the organization. And that includes most of its leadership. Re-Destro and a few of his lieutenants are among those arrested.

We also saw that Mr. Compress of the league of villains was captured, as well. That’s notable because it confirms that he’s alive, for now. He could still die of his injuries. But, at the moment, he’s alive, which means Twice is the only villain who died in the raid.

Also of note, the police managed to capture Gigantomachia. That’s important because he’s one of the strongest beings we know of. He’s up there with All-for-One and Shigaraki. If he ever escapes, that’s going to be a big deal. But, I have a feeling he isn’t going to escape.

Koku Hanabata's mugshot from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127
Koku Hanabata’s mugshot

To be clear, it’s not that I don’t think Gigantomachia can escape. Shigaraki and All-for-One could rescue him. They both have a quirk that will allow them to locate where the heroes are holding him. And they both have enough firepower to physically break him out. But, I’m not sure what his return will do for the series.

From the next episode preview, we already know All-for-One breaks out of prison. Do we also need Gigantomachia to break out? Sure, that would be an even worse situation for the heroes. But, I don’t see the point in it from a storytelling perspective.

Of course, I also need to mention the villains who got away. Shigaraki, Spinner, Dabi, and Himiko all escaped. We don’t know where Dabi and Himiko are. They might regroup with Shigaraki and Spinner. Or, they might go off to do their own things. But I’m still thinking Himiko’s going to join the heroes.

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Midnight, Majestic, and More

For me, the biggest shock of the episode was the reveal that Midnight died. We knew she had severe injuries. But, I didn’t think her injuries were bad enough to result in death. At least it was Midnight who died and not Mt. Lady, though.

Some other pro heroes died, as well. Majestic was one. He’s the guy who could create floating platforms — and probably other things. I’m pretty sure some of the students interned with him. But, it’s not like he was as major of a character as Midnight was.

Also, despite Midnight’s death coming as a surprise, it actually makes sense. With Midnight gone, Yaomomo can kind of take her place. She studied under Midnight and is the one most like her of the students. She can even reproduce Midnight’s anesthetic. It looks like we’re moving into the phase of the series when the students surpass their teachers.

Pro hero Midnight from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127
Pro hero Midnight

Think of all the major student-teacher combinations. Deku might not have as much power as All Might. But, he now has a better mastery of One-for-All’s true nature. We also saw how Bakugo grew through his connection to Best Jeanest. And with Endeavor’s disgrace, Shouto can become the top Todoroki.

It’s not only the main characters, though. Of course, I already pointed out Yaomomo and Midnight. But, there’s also Tokoyami saving his teacher Hawks. And even Ochaco and Tsu are becoming more competent as heroes in their own right.

Oh, and we can’t forget that the literal teacher of Class 1-A, Eraser Head, is out of commission. Many pro heroes died in the battle and even more were injured. The students, however, are in relatively good condition aside from Deku and Bakugo. That’s because a lot of them were on the backlines, but still.

Conclusion

What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127? Did you skip the episode because of the recap? Do you expect Mr. Compress and Gigantomachia to come back at some point? And how do you feel about Midnight dying? Let me know in the comments.

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