My Hero Academia 369: Deku’s True Power
my hero academia 369 was a great addition to the Final War saga of the series. Previously, fans saw Deku arrive on the battlefield, immediately after which the fight against All For One finally began. Deku has fully unleashed the power of his Quirk One For All. As expected, he’s much stronger than he was before, and what’s more, he seems to have awakened a new power. After getting angry seeing Bakugo dead, Deku was calmed down by Mirio.
Soon after, fans saw him exhibit a new power, called Transmission. This meta ability was seen in full force in the previous chapter and my hero academia 369 only gave fans a better look at what he was capable of and more, making for a very intriguing opening chapter in the fight between All For One and Deku.
The fate of the second
my hero academia 369 began with All For One reminiscing about his fight with the second user of the One For All Quirk in the past. Predictably, the second wasn’t even a challenge for All For One. His Quirk, Transmission, wasn’t good enough to fight against All For One, and while he could control tiny objects, they didn’t have enough power to make a noticeable difference in combat. For All For One, it wasn’t even a power worth stealing. Yet in this chapter, fans saw that power make all the difference, which surprised even the most heinous villain of them all. my hero academia.
As expected, the more One For All is transmitted, the louder it gets, and with that, Transmission also got several times stronger. As such, it’s no surprise that right now this Quirk could make a huge difference in the battle and turn the tide in Deku’s favor. The Second seems to be extremely confident about the abilities Deku currently possesses. At the same time, his advice on how to proceed in battle proves invaluable and makes all the difference, as demonstrated by Horikoshi in My Hero Academia 369.
Deku’s New Power
Deku finally managed to awaken the Second’s power in the previous chapter and this week’s chapter just builds on that. After delivering a mighty Detroit Smash to All For One, this chapter saw him go one step further and deliver a Detroit Smash Quintuple to All For One. Using more of his Quirk’s power allowed him to gain even more speed. Amazingly, even the biggest villain of the entire series, someone who had terrorized the world, openly admitted that Deku was just too fast for him to even see. His strategy became to predict his moves and counter accordingly. However, with his newly awakened Quirk, Deku can simply bypass the laws of physics.
Inertia no longer seems to apply to him, meaning he can easily change direction despite traveling at lightning speeds in the blink of an eye. This is exactly what he did in my hero academia 369 and went on to beat All For One. Once again, Deku combined his Quirks to put All For One in a position where he couldn’t defend himself and delivered another mighty blow, destroying all his defenses he had just created chapters ago. Without a doubt, this chapter showed fans Deku’s greatest performance in any fight so far and it was certainly brilliantly illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi.
All for a counterattack
All For One is on his last legs and, from the looks of it, he has absolutely nothing up his sleeve right now that he can use against Deku and win the fight. However, being the epitome of Villainy, he’s not going to give up. As we see towards the end of my hero academia 369, All For One is ready to fight with all he has. He realizes that the only reason he’s overwhelmed is because of the heroes’ collaboration preventing him from using his full powers. To retaliate, it looks like All For One is using a new form and transforming into something even more grotesque. He believes that everything he’s done so far has brought him incredibly close to finally defeating the heroes, and as a result, he still has a chance to win.
At first glance, All For One will attempt to somehow free itself from all the limiters placed on it by other heroes. If he succeeds, things could get more interesting. Either way, the real fight has yet to begin as All For One has yet to retaliate in any way. Towards the end of the chapter, the focus shifted to Spinner, who fights alone in giant form. Horikoshi will most definitely address this plot point in the future as my hero academiaThe Final War arc continues.
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