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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114

Hawks and Twice

At first, I was hoping that My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114 would be a recap episode. That way, I wouldn’t have had to review it today. But, after watching the episode, I’m glad we got some real content. It was a good episode — mostly because it focused on the pro heroes.

The episode starts off with Hawks and Twice at the Paranormal Liberation Front’s HQ. Because Hawks is one of the top pro heroes, the villains don’t exactly trust him. And so, it’s Twice’s job to keep an eye on Hawks.

Of course, the villains are right to be suspicious of him. After all, Hawks is actually working as a double agent for the Hero Association.

Anyway, while he’s talking to Twice, we get to hear what Hawks is really thinking about the whole situation. And he has some very interesting thoughts I want to discuss.

Hawks talking to Twice from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114
Hawks talking to Twice

First of all, Hawks confirms that Twice is one of the most dangerous villains of the organization. Now that he’s overcome his mental disorder, there’s nothing holding Twice back. If he wanted to, he could make an infinite army of himself. Twice alone could conquer the country.

Second, there’s how Hawks is talking about Twice in his mind. When we hear his thoughts, they’re not in the present tense. He thinks things like “I knew that you were good-natured.” The implication here is that we’re getting Hawks’ thoughts from the future. And it seems that Twice is no longer around in that future.

If Hawks thought “I know that you were good-natured,” it would mean Twice used to be good-natured but is bad now. The fact that he thinks “I knew…” tells me that something happened to Twice. My prediction is that Hawks will end up killing him.

The Heroes’ Two-Pronged Attack

The Paranormal Liberation Front’s plan is to launch a large-scale attack across Japan. I don’t remember how many members the organization has, so let’s say it’s 100,000. They plan to have all 100,000 members launch attacks across the country at the same exact time.

By doing this, there will be too much chaos for the pro heroes to stop. I don’t know how many pro heroes there are, either. But, I’m pretty confident that there aren’t nearly as many of them as there are members of the PLF.

We also need to keep in mind that every member of the PLF has a quirk. And while a strong hero such as Endeavor could take down large numbers of grunts, they’re not all grunts. There are some very powerful members of the PLF, such as the former League of Villains members.

Endeavor confronting Dr. Garaki in the hospital from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114
Endeavor confronting Dr. Garaki in the hospital

In an attempt to stop these mass attacks before they begin, the Hero Association makes the first move. They decide to launch a two-pronged attack on the PLF’s headquarters and a hospital. The hospital doubles as the lab of Dr. Garaki, an ally of All-for-One. Recently, he’s been helping Shigaraki and the villains.

Since this is such an important operation, it involves a lot of pro heroes. There are easily hundreds of them taking part across both attacks. And to back up the pro heroes, the students with provisional hero licenses are there too.

Most of the hero class students are supporting the pros from the backline. They’re doing things like helping evacuate civilians from the surrounding areas. That’s an important duty because it will allow the pro heroes to go all out against the PLF. But, 4 students are stationed at the front: Kaminari, Tokoyami, Honenuki, and Komori.

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Raid on the Hospital

The raid on Dr. Garaki’s hospital and lab was the highlight of the episode. Obviously, this was the part of the episode with all the action. But, that’s not the only reason it was good. I liked seeing how the pro heroes went about doing their job.

According to the heroes’ intelligence, Dr. Garaki is quirkless. I know I said it would be odd for someone who’s quirkless to be a member of the PLF. But, remember, Dr. Garaki is first and foremost a follower of All-for-One.

Now, what I thought was cool about this part is that the heroes didn’t solely rely on their intelligence. Yes, it said Dr. Garaki is quirkless. But, they’re not taking any chances. Eraser Head immediately uses his quirk-canceling quirk on the doctor. And, what do you know? It appears he had a quirk after all.

Mirko breaking into Dr. Garaki's lab from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 114
Mirko breaking into Dr. Garaki’s lab

As for the action, that primarily came from Mirko, everyone’s favorite bunny girl. So far, I don’t have a strong opinion on Mirko. I know a lot of people love her, though. And from this episode and the preview for next week, it seems like she’s going to be in the spotlight.

By the end of this arc, I may be a Mirko fanboy as well. But, for now, I’m a Rock Lock fan. And you can bet I was pumped when he showed up for a few seconds in this episode. I’ve said it before, but Rock Lock has a very cool quirk that I want to see more of.

Anyway, Mirko goes on ahead of the other heroes in the hospital to find the secret lab. And find it she does. She breaks through the door right as the real Dr. Garaki is about to make his escape.

Conclusion

What do you think of the first episode of My Hero Academia Season 6? Do you think Twice will survive to the end of the season? Will the heroes’ two-pronged attack on the PLF be successful? And are you already a Mirko fanboy (or girl)? Let me know in the comments.

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My Hero Academia Class 1-B Quirk Tier List

My Hero Academia Class 1-B Quirk Tier List

Class 1-B’s Quirks

I believe the first time we got to see the quirks of every student in U.A.’s Class 1-B was during the joint training arc with Class 1-A in My Hero Academia Season 5. We’d seen some of their quirks earlier during the sports festival arc. But I’m pretty sure we didn’t see them all until this past season.

Ever since the joint training arc, I’ve wanted to rank the Class 1-B students by their quirks on a tier list. So, that’s exactly what I’ve done today.

Class 1-B Quirk Tier List from the anime series My Hero Academia
Class 1-B Quirk Tier List

Now, before I break down each tier, there are some disclaimers I need to get out of the way. First, each character is ranked solely on their quirk. And second, the order each character is displayed within each tier is just based on their class seating number, not their rankings in relation to each other.

S-Tier Quirks

There were only two quirks I felt deserved to be placed in the S-tier. These are Kinoko Komori’s Mushroom quirk and Ibara Shiozaki’s Vines quirk. However, they’re both S-tier for different reasons.

The Mushroom quirk allows Kinoko to cover everything in her surrounding area with mushrooms of various types. That seems kind of lame, at first. But, these mushrooms can also be poisonous and their growth can restrict the movement of her enemies.

Those qualities alone probably would have made her quirk B-tier. What bumps her quirk up to S-tier is that she can even make mushrooms grow in the lungs of her opponents. Kinoko is a walking war crime. Her quirk allows her to disperse bio-weapons in the form of mushroom spores through the air.

Ibara’s Vines quirk is S-tier because it can do everything well. She can use it to attack, defend, run reconnaissance, and support herself and her allies in additional ways. It also has an extremely long range, allowing Ibara to do all these things from a safe distance.

The Vines quirk can locate enemies, restrict their movement, attack them, and physically stop their attacks all at the same time. It’s an extremely oppressive quirk to go up against.

A-Tier Quirks

I almost put Shihai Kuroiro’s Black quirk in the S-tier but determined that it’s not quite at the same level as Mushroom and Vines. It allows him to travel quickly while remaining hidden, which is great for reconnaissance and sneak attacks. But, that makes it slightly too niche for S-tier.

Nirengeki Shoda’s Twin Impact quirk has a lot of potential. After hitting an object, he can then cause a second, stronger impact to hit the object in the same place. We see him use this to propel objects at opponents from range. But, it would also be a devastating quirk for someone who’s physically strong to have.

Manga Fukidashi - Quirk: Comic from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Manga Fukidashi – Quirk: Comic

Manga Fukidashi’s Comic quirk is in the A-tier because of how versatile it is. He can speak onomatopoeias and have their effects become reality. For example, if he yells “boom!” an explosion will occur. It’s not as versatile as Vines, but it’s still very strong.

Juzo Honenuki’s Softening quirk allows him to soften anything he touches into a nearly molten state. What makes this quirk so good is that he can soften the ground over a large area and effectively restrict the movement of his opponents. It’s hard to fight back against unless you can fly.

B-Tier Quirks

To start off the B-tier quirks, I’m going to group Jurota Shishida’s Beast and Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu’s Steel quirks together. Although they have important differences, the basics of both of these quirks are that they greatly increase the offensive and defensive capabilities of their users.

Yosetsu Awase’s Weld quirk seems like it’s pretty useful. It allows him to instantly connect any two objects together that he touches. He could “weld” his opponent to a wall if he wanted. But, it’s still a very niche quirk, so I think it’s fair to put it in B-tier.

Pony Tsunotori is my favorite Class 1-B character (mostly because she’s voiced by Aoi Yuuki). Unfortunately, I can only place her Horn Cannon quirk in B-tier. She can fire horns as projectiles and even control up to four of them at once. That’s still not a particularly great quirk, though.

Kosei Tsuburaba’s Solid Air quirk is pretty cool. He can solidify the air he exhales to make platforms, walls, and more that are strong enough to withstand repeated hits. But it’s also restricted by his lung capacity so that severely limits how it can be used.

C-Tier Quirks

Togaru Kamakiri’s Razor Sharp quirk allows him to create blades anywhere on his body. These blades are also strong enough to cut through steel. He’s kind of like Mr. 1 from One Piece. That’s not a very oppressive or versatile quirk, though.

Yui Kodai’s Size quirk is my favorite of the C-tier quirks because I think it has the potential to be great. The quirk allows Yui to change the size of any inanimate object she touches. She can shrink a car, throw it at someone, and re-expand it to its natural size mid-air. Or, she can shrink a bunch of weapons and carry them around in her pockets for later use.

Setsuna Tokage’s Lizard Tail Splitter is primarily good for gathering intel. She can split her body into up to 50 pieces and independently control them. This kind of makes her the same as Buggy from One Piece. But I wouldn’t say this quirk is very good for much else.

Yui Kodai - Quirk: Size from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Yui Kodai – Quirk: Size

Cemedine is the quirk of Kojiro Bondo and it allows him to spray glue that he can then harden at any speed he chooses. While it can be used to restrict the movement of his opponents, it’s far less effective at that job compared to some of the other quirks on this tier list.

In theory, Neito Monoma’s Copy quirk is very good. He can copy the quirk of anyone he touches, store up to four quirks in this way, and keep them for 10 minutes each. In practice, though, that means he has to physically touch villains who are trying to kill him if he wants their quirks. So, most of the time, he’d just be copying an ally’s quirk and won’t be as good at using it as they are.

Reiko Yanagi’s Poltergeist quirk allows her to freely control things that are up to the weight of a human. This doesn’t seem to include humans, though. If she could control other humans, it would probably be a B-tier quirk.

D-Tier Quirks

The first of three D-tier quirks is Sen Kaibara’s Gyrate. He can rapidly spin any part of his body, and he wears special drill gloves to make use of this ability. Without those gloves, though, it’s a pretty bad quirk. As far as similar quirks go, I’d much rather have Razor Sharp.

Despite Itsuka Kendo being the class representative, I think her Big Fist quirk is one of the worst quirks in the class. She can make her hands really big and they have enhanced strength. But Beast and Steel also increase their user’s strength in more than just their hands and provide additional abilities.

To be fair, Big Fist is strong enough to break through even Steel’s defenses. However, I still don’t think that’s enough to bring it out of D-tier.

Lastly, we have Hiryu Rin’s Scales quirk. I kind of see this quirk as a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none quirk. While Vines is in S-tier because it does everything extremely well, Scales is in D-tier because it does most things extremely average.

Scales can be used both offensively and defensively, but it’s not particularly good at either.

Conclusion

And there you have it. Those are the 20 quirks of Class 1-B from My Hero Academia ranked on a tier list. If you’d like to fill out this tier list for yourself, you can find it here. Just make sure to tweet your list at me when you’re done.

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My Hero Academia Season 5

My Hero Academia Season 5

My Hero Academia Season 5 anime series cover art
My Hero Academia Season 5

Versus Class 1-B Arc

By now, you should know what My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia / 僕のヒーローアカデミア) is, so I’m just going to get right into the review of Season 5. It starts off pretty well with an arc focused on exhibition matches between the Class 1-A and Class 1-B students.

I enjoyed this arc for two reasons. First, we got to see a bunch of new quirks. I think most of the Class 1-B students’ quirks were new to us, so that was fun to see. If you’re interested in my commentary on each of the Class 1-B quirks, it starts in my Episode 91 review and goes on for the next few episodes.

In general, I think I might like the Class 1-B quirks more. They felt a bit more unique than a lot of the quirks we see in Class 1-A. However, generalist quirks are typically both the strongest and most boring, which would explain why Class 1-A has more of them.

The other reason I liked this arc is that we get to see how the Class 1-A and 1-B characters work together when randomly thrown into groups of four (and sometimes five). It’s cool to see how they use their quirks in tandem to overpower their opponents.

And because the groups are selected at random, it’s not as if the students really have any practice working together. They have a short amount of time to come up with strategies based on their quirks and the available information about their opponents.

Additionally, this arc introduces Hitoshi Shinsou as a major supporting character. He previously appeared in the sports festival arc, but now he’s moving from the regular course at UA to the hero course.

Endeavor Work-Study Arc

The middle arc, which focuses on Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki participating in a work-study program at Endeavor’s hero agency, is by far the worst arc of the season. Endeavor has had some cool moments, such as at the end of Season 4. But this arc wasn’t good.

As I always say, I’m not interested in the Class 1-A students at all. Since this arc focuses pretty heavily on three of them, it’s already going to be a fairly boring arc. But it has Endeavor, so he should be able to salvage it, right?

Wrong. Endeavor doesn’t do anything all that cool in this arc. And he’s not a great character by any means. If Endeavor isn’t going all-out in a fight against a strong opponent, he’s actually pretty boring to watch.

Bakugo, Todoroki, and Deku at Endeavor's hero agency from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Bakugo, Todoroki, and Deku at Endeavor’s hero agency

And, what you might not expect is that this arc doesn’t really focus on Deku’s, Bakugo’s, or Todoroki’s development as heroes in training. Instead, the main focus of the arc is on Endeavor learning how to not be a terrible parent. Riveting stuff, I know.

For the most part, the arc simply readdresses everything we already knew about the Todoroki household situation. There is one new piece of information we get in the latter stages of the arc that I have a feeling is going to be relevant later on. But for now, it doesn’t mean much.

I really thought an arc about Endeavor was going to be a good arc. Unfortunately, I forgot that the adult heroes, who I vastly prefer over the students, aren’t all that important. Why would there be a good arc about them? That’s not relatable to the young, male demographic. That’s also why none of the main characters are female.

My Villain Academia Arc

Surprisingly, the third and final arc of the season was pretty good. Of course, the main reason it was good was that it didn’t have any of the hero students. This arc, as the title implies, is all about the villains — specifically the League of Villains.

I believe it’s in the first episode of the season when we see that the League of Villains and an organization known as the Meta Liberation Army are somehow connected. The My Villain Academia arc takes us back in time to before that point and explains how the two groups first came into contact.

This arc also includes some quirk power-ups for a few of the League’s main members. After all, the League of Villains as we knew it before this season wasn’t all that threatening. I’d argue that by the end of Season 4, Class 1-A could have defeated the League of Villains.

Dabi, Twice, Mr. Compress, and Spinner from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Dabi, Twice, Mr. Compress, and Spinner

But, since the League of Villains is the primary antagonist group of the series, its members obviously need to get stronger over time in order to match the (literal) heroes of the story. I mean, Deku got a power-up this season and has five or six more queued up. Shigaraki can’t risk falling behind.

Something I realized during this arc, though, was that I do actually like some of the villains as characters. I’ve always said I liked Himiko, but that was more because she’s cute. She and Twice got some good development in this arc that genuinely made them better characters than any of the hero students.

I’d also say that I’ve grown to like Shigaraki a bit more. However, I still think he’s kind of just a worse version of Overhaul. Hopefully, as the series progresses, Shigaraki will become more of a unique character.

Conclusion

In the end, I gave My Hero Academia Season 5 a 6/10. It was fine, but that’s about it. The first and last arcs were pretty good. The middle arc sucked. It’s My Hero Academia — I don’t think I really need to say anything more than that.

As for the OP and ED, they’re not good. I watched the OP once and then skipped it every other time. And while I don’t believe I ever skipped the ED, I never paid attention to it after the first time. The ED is when I check Twitter and Discord.

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My Hero Academia Episode 113

My Hero Academia Episode 113

Shigaraki’s Upgrades

The final episode of My Hero Academia Season 5 is here, and I have to say I’m glad that it’s finally over. This series can definitely be good at times. But overall, I think it’s just alright and I usually don’t really want to watch it.

Episode 113 isn’t one of the good episodes. I knew that going in, though. I’m not sure if the final episode of any My Hero Academia season has been good. From what I remember, they’re all these “wrap-up” episodes that don’t include any worthwhile content.

Honestly, I’d rather have had Episode 112 be the finale of the season. I know some people hate cliffhangers, but they do make me anticipate the next season more. And when a season concludes without anything exciting, it detracts from the season as a whole — like an anime with a bad ending.

Shigaraki Tomura from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Shigaraki Tomura

Anyway, I wanted to talk about Shigaraki’s quirk upgrades in this section of the review, so let’s move on to that. We already saw that his quirk achieved an “awakened” state that turns his Decay quirk into an area of effect-type attack.

We also knew that the doctor was going to perform some sort of treatment on Shigaraki to make him even more powerful. And, I had assumed that this treatment would either give him a second quirk or specifically give him One-for-All.

While this still might happen, it seems that the main benefit of this treatment is that it will allow Shigaraki to combat the negative effect of quirk singularity. Basically, even as his quirk continues to go stronger, Shigaraki won’t lose control of it.

This effectively removes the natural limit for how powerful a quirk can become. It may be a prerequisite for giving him an additional quirk.

Deku’s Next Quirk

Of course, Shigaraki isn’t the only one who received a new quirk upgrade this season and is going to be receiving another in the future. Deku acquired his Blackwhip quirk from one of his predecessors, and there are four or five (I forget exactly how many) additional quirks for him to awaken.

Interestingly, although Deku awakened Blackwhip seemingly at random, All Might believes that Deku will be able to specifically select the next quirk to awaken. And the quirk All Might suggests is Float, the quirk of Nana Shimura.

I feel like this is the first time we’ve actually been told what Nana’s quirk is. And, going along with that, I think this is the first time we’ve seen it being used — even if we only got a still frame.

Nana Shimura (and Gran Torino) from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Nana Shimura (and Gran Torino)

Unfortunately, just from the name and the little bit of it we saw, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how the quirk works. We know it allows the user to fly. But beyond that, we don’t really know anything about it. It does seem likely to have additional uses, though.

Originally, I was thinking that it might work like Ochako’s Zero Gravity quirk, allowing the user to make objects they touch float as well. However, I’ve come to realize that’s probably not going to be the case. I doubt the author is going to make Ochako irrelevant by giving Deku the same quirk.

Sure, Blackwhip works in much the same way as Sero’s Tape quirk. But it’s not as if Sero is a major character or anything. I often forget he exists despite being a member of Class 1-A. Ochako isn’t one of the most important characters either, but she’s more important than Sero.

If Float really only is the ability to fly, the main benefit of it I see is that it would allow Deku to avoid Shigaraki’s area of effect quirk upgrade.

The Next Season

Based on the very end of Episode 113, it seems like the next season is going to include, if not start with, an arc in which the students take on the newly formed Paranormal Liberation Front. I believe all of the Class 1-A students are participating in work-study programs, so they should all be involved.

But, something that’s unclear is whether or not Shigaraki will be participating in the upcoming battle. The doctor mentioned that it’s going to take four months for his treatment to be completed. Does that mean he’ll be on the sidelines for all of the next season?

I’m going to predict that we won’t see Shigaraki appear until fairly late in the next season. And I think he’s not going to show up until after Deku awakens the Float quirk. If Deku is primarily confined to the ground, he won’t be able to escape from Shigaraki’s advanced Decay.

Izuku "Deku" Midoriya from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya

It also makes sense for the next season to kill off some characters. I know it’s popular to think that All Might is going to die, but I don’t believe that’s going to happen — at least not anytime soon.

But Hawks seems like a great character to kill off. Because he’s embedded himself within the Paranormal Liberation Front, he has access to the villain leadership and they have access to him.

Since Spinner and Mr. Compress didn’t get quirk power-ups during the My Villain Academia arc, I think they’re going to die. And it may be Hawks who kills them. But then it also makes sense for someone like Dabi to end up killing Hawks.

Remember, Hawks and Endeavor work closely together. And I’m almost certain that Dabi is actually Endeavor’s “dead” son. So Dabi killing Hawks would really bring everything together.

Conclusion

What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 113? Do you think Shigaraki is going to gain a new quirk? How do you think Nana Shimura’s Float quirk works? And which characters could you see dying in the next season, if any? Let me know in the comments.

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My Hero Academia Episode 112

My Hero Academia Episode 112

Shigaraki vs. Re-Destro

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112 is the last good episode of the season. For the season finale, we’re going back to UA, which means I’m suddenly going to care a lot less.

Anyway, this week we got the final part of the battle between Shigaraki and Re-Destro, with Shigaraki coming out on top. This was pretty expected based on how the Meta Liberation Army was introduced and how the League of Villains members were getting powerups within the arc.

The League of Villains (now known as the Paranormal Liberation Front) is the primary antagonist group of the series. So any time another antagonist group is introduced, you can be pretty certain that they’re only going to last for one arc. They’re arc antagonists, not the series antagonists.

Shigaraki vs. Re-Destro from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Shigaraki vs. Re-Destro

During this fight, we see Shigaraki destroy the entire city — or at least a very large portion of it. This was the scene we got early on in the season. I believe it was shown at the very beginning, before the exhibition match arc with Class 1-B. But, maybe it was just shown before the Endeavor arc.

Either way, we now know that this destruction wasn’t caused by some new quirk that was implanted into Shigaraki by the doctor after his fight with Gigantomachia. This destruction was caused by the evolution of Shigaraki’s own quirk.

And, that brings into question what sort of power the doctor is going to give to Shigaraki. In my mind, this quirk evolution is enough for now; he’s much stronger than he was. Implanting a new quirk, perhaps even All-for-One, into Shigaraki seems like overkill at this point.

But, since he’s officially the successor to All-for-One, I think that’s where we’re heading.

Shigaraki’s Liberation

Much to my surprise, Shigaraki didn’t kill Re-Destro at the end of their fight. Considering Shigaraki’s flashback made it clear that he has an urge to kill anyone who slights him in any way, I figured that causing this whole war between their two groups would have been more than enough for Re-Destro to be killed.

But, as we’ve seen multiple times before, Shigaraki actually cares a lot about the wants and needs of his allies. After Shigaraki denied Overhaul’s invitation to join the Yakuza, Mr. Compress lamented that they could have been living well rather than struggling to survive.

So, rather than killing Re-Destro and making enemies out of the rest of the Liberation Army, Shigaraki opts to take him up on his offer. This doesn’t really benefit Shigaraki in any way since he has no real goals at this point. But, it does allow him to treat his allies.

Tomura Shigaraki from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Tomura Shigaraki

As for why Re-Destro offers to have the Liberation Army follow Shigaraki, it all comes down to how Shigaraki used his quirk during their battle. Shigaraki was able to use the full extent of his quirk because he was liberated from everything holding him back.

In that moment, he no longer cared about winning the fight against Re-Destro, proving himself as All-for-One’s successor, or anything else. Instead, he was purely acting on his desire to use his quirk to cause as much destruction as possible.

And, although it’s a bit extreme and the original Destro probably wouldn’t have agreed with it, this is the ultimate form of liberation that the Meta Liberation Army is striving for. Shigaraki simply used his quirk to do whatever he wanted without considering anyone else.

At the end of the day, that’s what the Meta Liberation Army is all about.

The Paranormal Liberation Front

Once the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army are merged, they decide to go by a new name: The Paranormal Liberation Front. Honestly, I see this as a downgrade. It’s worse than either of the previous names — primarily due to its use of “paranormal.”

I know that paranormal technically makes sense within this context since quirks are just paranormal abilities. But when I hear paranormal, I just think of things like ghosts, and in the context of anime, Reigen from Mob Psycho 100.

Don’t get me wrong, Reigen is great. He’s one of the best characters in that show, if not the best character. However, I can’t say that Reigen is all that intimidating. So if the name of your villain organization makes me think of Reigen, I don’t think it’s a very effective name.

Shigaraki as the leader of the Paranormal Liberation Front from the anime series My Hero Academia Season 5
Shigaraki as the leader of the Paranormal Liberation Front

The other issue I have with the Paranormal Liberation Front is that I’m not sure if it’s really going to be any different from the League of Villains. The thousands of members probably aren’t going to ever actually matter. And the important Liberation Army members probably aren’t going to be all that involved going forward.

Aside from Re-Destro, who now worships Shigaraki, none of the other Liberation Army leaders seem to like the League of Villains members. I don’t really see them assimilating into a cohesive group. And that means we’re probably just going to focus on the former League members.

I’d like for Trumpet to become one of the core members since I think his quirk can be used to make future battles more interesting. But I fear that we’re just going to have the same core group as we’ve always had, just with a worse name from here on out.

Conclusion

What do you think of My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112? Do you like that the League of Villains and Meta Liberation Army have fused? And which League of Villains member who didn’t get a quirk upgrade would you have liked to see get one? Let me know in the comments.

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