My Hero Academia Manga releases Deku’s new one for all the quirks, Fa Jin
Here’s what Deku’s new Quirk Fa Jin is capable of, along with its implications for the rest of the One For All lineage in the MHA manga.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for My Hero Academia Chapter 313, “High Speed Long Range Mobile Cannon,” by Kohei Horikoshi, Caleb Cook and John Hunt, now available in English from Viz Media.
Along with the super strength of One For All, Deku has regularly unlocked the other quirks of his former holders. In My Hero Academia Chapter 313, he launches a new ability, Fa Jin. He has yet to show his full potential, but from what the manga has revealed so far, Fa Jin promises to become a powerful tool – enough to bring Deku closer to his goal of becoming Hero # 1.
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Fa Jin, Deku’s most explosive quirk yet
Of the five Quirks Deku has unlocked so far, Fa Jin is the only one with overt offensive abilities. Blackwhip, Smokescreen, Danger Sense, and Float have all been primarily focused on assistance, providing increased mobility options and perfectly expanding One For All’s main energy storage capacity. Fa Jin, on the other hand, could help Deku fight back. at his opponents, and explosively, nothing less.
Originally belonging to the third user of One For All – who has not yet been named – Fa Jin allows its holder to create kinetic energy in his body and free everything from any part he he wishes in an instant. When used, it dramatically increases Deku’s speed and power. The sudden release of energy suggests that it might be difficult to control at first, but constant practice (as Deku is used to) is sure to make the Quirk more versatile than its current state.
Fa Jin, even in his unpolished state, has already proven invaluable in combat. Using this quirk for the first time, Deku is able to get the drop on expert sniper Lady Nagant in the final chapter. As a ranged fighter, her primary attack strategy against Deku is to maintain her distance and clear her away with her rifle. His lightning reflexes and novelty Air Walk Quirk made a slow, systematic approach impossible, prompting Deku to adopt a more direct plan.
How Fa Jin Works
Using Fa Jin, Deku is able to jump straight through all levels of a multi-story building and he again has enough momentum to catch Lady Nagant in flight. Obviously the raw power Fa Jin gives him is off the scale – but how exactly does it work?
The real-world martial arts technique of the same name allows its users to produce high levels of power with relatively little force. Popular movements such as the One Inch Punch are derivatives of Fa Jin. While the new Quirk works similarly to this technique, it opens up a whole new world of One for All possibilities for Deku.
Deku’s main obstacle in his quest to harness the full potential of One for All has been his body’s inability to keep up with the upper limits of its power. Fa Jin might come up with a workaround until he can safely use “100%”. Activating this quirk while staying within his allowable limit would increase the power behind his hits without any risk to him. As he grows up and gets used to One for All, Fa Jin would continue to supplement his strength. It’s possible that 100% Deku would be able to produce several times more power than All Might at his peak, thanks to this new Quirk.
Fa Jin would also not only apply to Deku’s shattering attacks: it could also stimulate other moves he developed such as Shoot Style and Air Force. Shoot Style already allows Deku to travel faster than most people can perceive, so a boost from Fa Jin could possibly make his movements appear like teleportation. Deku is still a long way from mastering this new power in the My Hero Academia manga But, it may take some time before its full potential is realized.
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