My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135

Heroes and Civilians

The pro heroes have a problem at the start of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135. Every day, more and more heroes are resigning. The latest hero to resign was Death Arms, who previously worked to root out all the spies among the hero ranks.

But, why did Death Arms retire now, when the world needs heroes the most? Because the civilian population doesn’t appreciate the work of heroes anymore. It doesn’t matter how many people the heroes save or how many villains they stop. It’s never enough to satisfy the people.

Now, these hero retirements are important for 2 reasons. First, as more heroes retire, that puts more pressure on the heroes who remain. And second, these retirements highlight the role public opinion plays in being a hero. When the public has a negative opinion of heroes, it makes it harder for them to do their jobs.

Pro Hero Mt. Lady from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135
Pro Hero Mt. Lady

That second reason is why Endeavor doesn’t want to reveal the truth about Deku’s quirk to the public. Mt. Lady suggested they do so because it could force All for One’s hand. But, Endeavor realizes that releasing that information could actually backfire on the heroes.

If the civilian population finds out that Deku is All for One’s target, how will they react to that? There’s going to be a large portion of the population that thinks the heroes should give Deku up. If All for One gets his hands on Deku, then maybe he’ll call off the villains.

Also, consider that they might blame Deku for everything that’s happened. If not for Deku, would All for One have broken out of prison and released all the villains? Would the battle against the Paranormal Liberation Front have happened? Deku would become a scapegoat — and that would harm morale.

Becoming a Villain

We know why the heroes don’t want to reveal Deku’s secret. But, why isn’t All for One revealing it? Endeavor believes it’s for the same reason the heroes aren’t. If Deku’s secret comes out, the heroes would have to take him out of the public eye. They’d have to hide him.

Why wouldn’t All for One want the heroes to hide Deku, though? Is it because it would make it harder for him to get his hands on Deku? That could certainly be part of it. But, I don’t believe that’s the main reason.

To me, the reason is that Deku being in the public eye actually does more harm than good to the heroes. All for One is using a hero, Deku, to help shake the public’s faith in heroes. And if you think about it, he did the exact same thing with All Might in the past.

Izuku "Deku" Midoriya from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya

The fight between All Might and All for One ended with All for One’s defeat. But, he was actually the real winner. Why? Because the people of Japan witnessed the end of All Might. After this fight, All Might had to retire. And that led to an increase in crime.

Now, All for One is doing something similar with Deku. He’s using Deku to once again cast doubt on the heroes’ ability to protect the people. But, he’s going about it in a different way this time around. He’s making the civilians fear Deku.

Look at Deku’s appearance right now. He doesn’t look very heroic. And the fact that he has multiple quirks really isn’t helping. Because the public doesn’t know about Deku’s One for All, they fear his multiple quirks. They see someone using multiple quirks and assume they’re a Nomu or allied with All for One.

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Friends to the Rescue

At the end of Episode 135, we see Deku’s classmates come to his rescue. They want to stop Deku from going after All for One on his own. But, for now, their plan isn’t to achieve this by joining him.

Deku’s classmates teaming up with him to defeat the big bad seems like the logical conclusion. I’m very confident that’s what’s going to happen in the end. But, right now, they want to bring him back to U.A. where he’ll be safe and sound.

We know that in the next episode, the students of Class 1-A are going to fight against Deku. He’s not listening to reason, so they’re going to have to use force to stop him. And, for what it’s worth, I think they’ll succeed. But, I also don’t believe U.A. is as safe as they think it is.

Katsuki "Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight" Bakugo from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135
Katsuki “Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight” [sic] Bakugo

If U.A. is actually safe, we’re about to have a pretty boring next arc. Or, we just won’t be following Deku and the other students for a bit. My bet, however, is that U.A. won’t be safe. A villain or group of villains is going to attack and cause chaos.

But, who would attack U.A.? There are some obvious options, like All for One and the League of Villains. We could also see Dabi break off from the League and attack on his own. Or, it could be a villain we saw briefly in this episode: Stain.

I’m not completely convinced that Stain would attack U.A., though. We saw him stalking All Might (and Deku). So, it could be that we’ll see him go after All Might for some reason. But, he doesn’t seem like the kind of villain to attack U.A. outright.


What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135? Should the heroes reveal the secret of Deku’s quirk? Do you agree that All for One’s plan is to use Deku against the heroes? And will Deku’s classmates be successful in bringing him back to U.A.? Let me know in the comments.

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