Deku’s character development in My Hero Academia removed the initial drawback of his body being damaged when using One For All, but the latest chapter brings back that dynamic with Second’s Gearshift ability. Despite knowing the consequences, Deku decided to use Gearshift again to end the battle against Tomura Shigaraki, showing his determination as a hero. The return of this weakness serves as a reminder of Deku’s limitations and what initially made him such an attractive underdog in the series.
Warning: Spoilers for chapter #406 of My Hero Academia
One of the original calls of Dekucharacter’s My Hero Academy that’s why his body was initially unable to withstand One For All’s power, causing him to be severely damaged every time he used his Quirk. However, the series soon began to eliminate that flaw by having him undergo extensive training and even wear specialized equipment, much to the detriment of his personality. However, the series revived this dynamic but with the user One For All’s second Gearshift ability.
In chapter #406 of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia, Deku begins to strategize about the next moves he can make in his ongoing battle with Tomura Shigaraki. This involves Deku realizing that the next time he uses the Second’s Gearshift, it will immobilize him as soon as his Quirk ends, no matter how long he uses it.
As a result, the young hero decided that, despite the disadvantage, he must use Gearshift again and ensure the end of the fight with his next attack.
Deku is the better protagonist with his Quirk injuries in My Hero Academia
This is reminiscent of how One For All once affected Deku. Similar to the Darker Than Black anime, Deku must make a certain “transaction” every time he uses One For All and thus limits its use to one part of his body to minimize the physical reaction. . For example, he could flick One For All from the index finger of his left hand, but then that finger would break. Deku will then undergo extensive training and be equipped with specialized equipment that will allow him to summon at least a certain percentage of One For All without causing him any physical harm. Before long, Deku was able to use One For All 100% without any negative side effects.
While this is a clever way to document his growth, Deku’s inability to effectively use One For All without injuring himself demonstrates his limits as a character. way of being a hero while further emphasizing that he was not born with this power. There’s something inherently seductive about an underdog getting the chance to excel through effort, and it’s even better when this chance to overthrow fare and nature comes at a high cost. It also keeps Deku from becoming too powerful and awesome too quickly, as is the case with most main characters in the show.
All that momentum seems to have been lost until now. The irony is that this weakness returns in Deku’s final battle and will push him into a position where he has to risk it all. It serves as a reminder of how Deku’s limitations once made him great, and fans can get one last glimpse of what initially captivated everyone when My Hero Academy first start.
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My Hero Academy
Release date: 2016-04-03
Cast: Aoi Yuki, Ayane Sakura, Christopher R. Sabat, Yûki Kaji, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Briner, Kenta Miyake, Clifford Chapin, Daiki Yamashita
Category: Action, Superhero, Animation
Summary: In My Hero Academia, some people have superpowers called quirks. Izuku Midoriya, nicknamed Deku, is not one of them. Deku has always idolized heroes like the number one hero All Might, and since he was a child, he has always wanted to be a hero. However, his lack of a quirky personality has always held him back, but a chance encounter with All Might after discovering a classmate in danger puts Deku on the path to becoming a hero. really. My Hero Academia revolves around Deku and a class of heroes being trained at UA. This school shapes young ability users into future heroes through mock rescue missions, combat training, and other heroic training tasks. With young Deku inheriting the “One for All” trait, he will learn what it means to be a true hero while taking on vile criminals.
Franchising: My Hero Academy
Characters by: Kohei Horikoshi
Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
Protagonist: Tsuyu Asui, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, All Might
Production company: Bone
Story by: Kouhei Horikoshi, Yōsuke Kuroda