My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142 Review

My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142 Review

Inventing Is Hero Work

My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142 was definitely one of the episodes of all time. Not very much happened in it, which checks out based on what I know about the manga. In case you didn’t know, the manga is still ongoing.

This episode covered parts of Chapters 338-340, and it feels like we’re close to the series ending. But, the latest manga chapter is 423, and it’s still going. I don’t know what’s been happening for the past 80 chapters, but it can’t be much. So, I’m expecting a lot of slow episodes this season.

Something I liked about this episode, though, was that we got to see Mei Hatsume again. Obviously, part of why I like Hatsume is that she’s cute. But, I also think she’s a more interesting character than the majority of the hero students. I wish she and the other support students played a bigger role.

Mei Hatsume from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142
Mei Hatsume

Now, I’m not exactly confident that Horikoshi could write those characters very well. But, from the little we’ve seen of Hatsume throughout the series, I like her. Of course, that could only be because she’s different than the hero students I hate.

How could Hatsume play a larger role? She’s developed parts of Deku’s hero suit. And now, she’s working on the U.A. defense system. But, what if she played a more active role in trying to take down Shigaraki and All-for-One? Is there some device she could create that would be effective against those two?

Technology for removing quirks already exists, though I don’t see the heroes relying on it. And, I think there’s also already technology that suppresses quirks. But, could Hatsume come up with devices that counter specific quirks? Like, maybe some way of jamming the Search quirk stolen from Ragdoll.

Who Can Be Trusted?

The heroes have a master plan to defeat the villains, which I’ll discuss in the next section. But first, who can be trusted with the details of this plan? It turns out, not very many people. And that makes sense. What might seem to make less sense is who those people are.

Of course, the students of Class 1-A know the plan. Then, there are a few pro heroes, like Endeavor, Hawks, and Jeanist. There are some members of the police force. And, there are the pilots who served alongside Star and Stripe.

Oh, and there’s Ragdoll.

This is kind of a weird assortment of people. So, let’s go over why they’re the ones trusted with this information.

Obviously, the Class 1-A students are here because they’re the main characters. That’s the main reason. Most of them don’t actually need to know about this plan. Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki are the ones who do.

The Wild, Wild Pussycats from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142
The Wild, Wild Pussycats

The top heroes being in on the plan makes a lot of sense. As with the main trio of students, they’re going to be doing a large part of the fighting. But, what about all the other pro heroes?

Most pro heroes aren’t being told about this plan because it’s harder for a larger group to keep a secret. For example, Fat Gum isn’t going to betray the heroes. But, what if he’s caught by a villain who can extract information from him?

Then, we have the police, pilots, and Ragdoll. The police are in on the plan because they’re technically in charge. They’re the ones who are going to arrest the villains, not the heroes. Star and Stripe’s pilots are there kind of just because. And, Ragdoll is there because she no longer has a quirk. She’s not a target.

The Heroes’ Master Plan

So what is this master plan that the heroes came up with? We don’t know the full extent, as we didn’t get to hear what Aizawa said. But, we got to hear part of the plan from All Might.

This genius plan is to separate the villains so they can’t work together. Like, that’s the extent of the plan that All Might lays out. Maybe I should be a pro hero because I could have told them to do that. Of course, it’s going to be easier to defeat the villains independently.

Aizawa’s part of the plan has something to do with using Aoyama. We know that much. But, when All Might explains his part of the plan, he doesn’t have anything more than that. He asks the others in attendance for ideas on how to accomplish this.

Aoyama being controlled by his fear of All-for-One from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142
Aoyama being controlled by his fear of All-for-One

I guess All Might is more of a “big picture” kind of guy. But, seriously, they’re going to need a real plan. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be very easy to split the villains up. The only one I could see being easy to lure out is Dabi by using Endeavor as bait.

Then, even if you do separate all of the villains, you still need to defeat them. That’s easier said than done, as most of the All-for-One’s crew is stronger than the majority of heroes. Didn’t Endeavor already fail to beat Dabi? And, do you actually think most of the students stand a chance?

Oh, and let’s not forget that All Might was talking about both All-for-One and Shigaraki fighting back. Until now, it’s pretty much only been one or the other. If we assume Deku is going to fight Shigaraki, who else could fight All-for-One?

Final Thoughts

What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 7 Episode 142? Do you want to see more of the support students? What role do you think Ragdoll is going to play going forward? And, how do you think the heroes are going to separate the villains?

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My review of Episode 143 is available now.

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