Vigilantes Hones One of the Best Quirks in the Franchise
my hero academia took Koichi Haimawari’s quirk and honed it to the point where it not only became one of the best quirks in My Hero Academia: Vigilantes but become one of the best oddities in the franchise as a whole! The Naruhata War arc is starting to feel more and more like the final arc of the prequel spin-off series, and while that’s hard to take, it’s also reflected in the extent to which Koichi’s quirk changed as his vigilante fights as the Crawler. took not only his physical abilities, but also his whimsy to startling new levels.
This was especially important with the previous chapter of the series, as he managed to punch huge holes in Number Six’s explosive new plasma transformation, and it was only through the use of a modified version of his Slide and Glide. As he continues to find new uses for his quirk and new ways to expel his energy, he’s even earned the attention and chilling approval of All For One as the villain reevaluates just how much this quirk could become noticeable in the long term.
Chapter 118 picks up right after Koichi manages to damage Six’s plasma form, and All For One keeps a close eye on him. He notes that the Slide and Glide quirk was unremarkable to him as it’s just about forming rings of energy that repel forces, but also noted that Koichi’s use of the ability was only not to laugh at. That was until he watched Koichi unleash a flurry of Knuckle Style punches because he thought it was just overpowered use of a quirk that couldn’t be that powerful (since he’s mostly short bursts of energy before Koichi was exhausted), his mind began to change.
Thus, All For One is in awe of the power Koichi displays with his Quirk, and wonders if he always had that potential and Koichi was hiding it or if he got that burst of power through the traumatic events of the fight. . Either way, it’s a sign of approval for Koichi’s quirkiness that had been scorned. There are all sorts of negative implications that flow from this endorsement, but it’s a definite sign that Koichi has reached major new levels throughout the series so far.
What do you think? What did you think of all the changes to Koichi’s Slide and Glide quirk throughout the series so far? How have you been enjoying My Hero Academia: Vigilantes lately? If the series ends soon, would that be a proper final battle? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!