My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136

Deku vs. Class A

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136 wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I expected a lot more from the fight between Deku and Class A. What we got wasn’t really a fight. It was the Class A students trying to stop Deku so they could talk to him.

What I wanted to see was the Class A students actually fight Deku to bring him back by force. Think about the fights between Naruto and Sasuke throughout the Naruto series. They served the same function — Naruto wanted to bring Sasuke back to the Leaf Village.

However, the major difference is that in Naruto, we actually got fights. The Naruto vs. Sasuke fights are some of the best in the entire series. So, why couldn’t we get something like that from My Hero Academia here? Is it because all the characters involved are heroes?

Shouto Todoroki from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136
Shouto Todoroki

At first, I thought that the characters being heroes may be what stopped us from getting a real fight. Even though Deku and the students of Class A have opposing goals right now, they’re still all heroes. Heroes wouldn’t fight amongst themselves, right? Well, I’m not so sure about that.

Are you going to tell me you couldn’t see Bakugo beating some sense into Deku? To me, that seems exactly like the kind of thing he would do. And once he initiated that, I could see the other students joining in. It’s not that they’d want to beat up Deku. It’s just that this might be the only way they see to stop him.

Again, think of Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto (generally) never wanted to hurt Sasuke. But, he knew that Sasuke wouldn’t listen to reason. The only way to get through to him was for Naruto to use his fists.

Is Best Jeanist the Strongest Hero?

Who do you think the strongest hero is currently? As far as we know, Endeavor is still the #1 ranked hero. But, does that mean he’s the strongest? I don’t think he is — and it sounds like Hawks doesn’t think Endeavor is either.

There’s a good amount of evidence pointing toward Best Jeanist being the strongest. So, let’s go over this evidence by starting with something Hawks said in Episode 136. When Class A was failing to capture Deku, Hawks came over the radio to ask if Endeavor if he should send in Best Jeanist.

According to Hawks, Best Jeanist could “settle this quickly.” Now, I get that Hawks himself is injured. And I get that it’s raining so Endeavor might not be at his full power right now. But, what I’m interested in is their confidence that Best Jeanist could stop Deku’s One for All.

Endeavor from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136

Okay, but what other evidence is there for Best Jeanist being the strongest hero? Allow me to take you back to the fight against the Paranormal Liberation Front and Shigaraki. As you may recall, things weren’t looking so hot for the heroes toward the end of that fight.

They weren’t able to capture or kill Shigaraki. And then Gigantomachia and Dabi showed up, to make things worse. But, who was it who showed up at the last moment to save the day like a true hero? It was Best Jeanist. If he hadn’t shown up when he did, the heroes likely would have lost.

Now, sure, Shigaraki and Dabi escaped. But, Best Jeanist was still able to capture Gigantomachia (with help from the students). And it’s unlikely that the villains would have had to flee if Best Jeanist hadn’t shown up. He single-handedly turned the tide of the battle.

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Returning to U.A.

At the end of Episode 136, the students of Class A are able to convince Deku to return to U.A. with them. But, the U.A. Deku returns to looks far different than the one he left. A giant wall surrounds the school and nearby community.

When Deku sees the wall, Sero points out that the wall is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to U.A.’s defenses. And, I certainly hope that’s the case. The wall isn’t going to do much to stop an attack by All for One and his followers.

I believe Gigantomachia wasn’t freed from prison. So, that’s one positive. The wall won’t have to stand up against his brute force. However, there are countless ways to get passed a wall, no matter how large it is. All for One could do something as simple as fly over it.

Bakugo holding Deku from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136
Bakugo holding Deku

Something else I want to point out is that it appears the ground has been reinforced. So, that seems to imply it would be a bit more difficult to attack by going under the wall. But, I have a feeling nobody’s trying to go under it. Going over seems far easier.

And, of course, I can’t talk about Deku’s return to U.A. without bringing up the civilian protests. In my Episode 135 review, I said that if the civilians learned Deku was All for One’s target, they’d turn on him. And, that’s exactly what we see happening now.

Not all the civilians seeking shelter at U.A. are against letting Deku in. But, a significant enough number of them are. And their argument makes sense. If U.A. lets Deku shelter there, as well, then that will make the school a target for All for One.


What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 136? Do you wish we got a real fight between Deku and Class A? Who do you think the strongest hero is? Did you notice Bakugo called Deku by his given name for the first time? And, should U.A. allow Deku in? Let me know in the comments.

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