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So Nice He Cloned Himself Twice [My Hero Academia 229]

Humans are social primates. We all want to belong, be part of something greater. Sometimes that greater is good, other times it’s not. The point is no one likes feeling they’re alone in the world. So, what happens when a person with a cloning quirk feels totally alone? Easy, you clone yourself.

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I told him to wear sunscreen just in case, but nooooo.

Jin Bubagawara AKA Twice. His quirk, Double. His family, dead. It’s understandable he cloned himself. The committing crimes part, not so much. But, it’s not only feeling alone that drove Twice over the edge, but it was also, well, himself. Can you imagine not trusting yourself? Not in the I’m a failure sort of way. We all feel that at one time or another, more or less. I’m talking if you cloned yourself and that clone, that copy of you, tried to kill you. That itself would drive anyone crazy, but compound that with the yearning for companionship and you get…Twice.

All of that explains the strongest aspects of Twice’s personality, his insanity and his desire for family. It also explains why we’ve never seen him really get hurt. He was always holding back, afraid he was a clone and if he took too much damage he’d dissolve. Yikes! Twice had a lot on his plate, but everything’s okay now, right?

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Manga One Piece

Wano’s Wu Tang Clan [One Piece 943]

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A group of talented friends capable of being awesome on their own. Yep. They’re the same all right.

Orochi is an asshole.

That’s pretty much the chapter. Oh, and we learn why smile fruits are inferior to the regular kind, well, besides the weird human/beast fusions. Hmm, why isn’t Momonosuke a dragon/human hybrid? He ate a smile fruit. Something fishy’s going on here. Anyway, we learn there’s a 10% chance of gaining power after biting into a smile fruit. Yikes! I don’t like those odds. Cesear Clown, you suck. But, I do wonder if normal devil fruits are manmade too. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s true.

Anyone else noticed the shadowy guy with a tail among Oden’s kid vessels? Denjiro, maybe? Or, could it be the kid with the scar? Who is that? Shinobu doesn’t have a scar, but I can’t think of anyone else it could be. Double Hmm…

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Captain Celebrity, America’s Future #1 Hero [My Hero Vigilantes 54]

And, up until now, I thought the guy was doomed. Silly me.

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Geez, All Might, it’s called modesty. Look it up.

I won’t hold back any longer. I’m reviewing My Hero Vigilantes from now on! You’re welcome the five other people who read it. If you don’t, I suggest you catch up in my previous post. Caught up? Good, let’s get started.

What the hell, Detective Tsukauchi? How can you be hesitant calling All Might when literally thousands of lives hang in the balance? Sure, you have a personal stake in the situation, your sister’s in the falling Sky Egg Tower too, but damn dude. Yeah, Yagi’s your boyfriend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t call him to help out during a terrorist attack! And, yeah, I still think Yagi and Detective Tsukauchi are a legitimate couple.

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Evil Twice Incoming? [My Hero Academia 228]

Just when I thought it was safe to hypothesize about a Dabi flashback, we shift gears to focus on Twice instead. Even better!

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Dr. Wily’s loss is the Meta Liberation Army’s gain

But, first, let’s talk Dabi and Parka Guy. Horikoshi isn’t skimping on the art. Everything from Dabi’s design to the Parka’s ice dragon, to the fire and ice double page spread looks great. Parka can move and mold ice in seemingly anyway he wants, even floating in the air on it. Interesting how he mentioned Redestro supporting him in his quest to train his quirk. Something tells me Mr. Freeze isn’t the only guy Redestro’s been helping out.

It may seem like a no brainer Dabi wins but ice is tougher than most people give credit for, plus Snow Meiser has move maneuverability and can mold ice constructs. That’s more than enough to keep Dabi on the ropes.

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World’s Worst Bitchslap [My Hero Academia 227]

Toga don’t die! But, if you do, can I have your knives? They look expensive.

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Must’ve been some good ass pancakes.

How in the world will Toga survive for over an hour in her condition? Well, if Mr. Compress finds her he can transform her into a ball until Ujiko works his healing/mad scientist magic and fix her up. Or, maybe Spinner has a healing quirk. Either way, things aren’t looking good for our favorite bloodsucker.

You know, I forgot the League of Villains are trying NOT to kill the Meta Liberation Army so they can use them against Gigantomachia. Guess that explains why half the town isn’t on fire.

Shigaraki has a flashback, Yall! It’s short but we get lots of info, one being his sister’s name, Hana. Another is the implication Shiggy wanted to be a hero before losing his family. That could be why Hana showed him Nana’s picture, she’s trying to cheer him up after being scolded by his father. Yes, the very same father that was put up for adoption by Nana after her husband died in order to protect him. Sure, I bet Dad understands why she did it, but she never would have in the first place if Nana wasn’t a hero. No wonder he doesn’t want Shiggy becoming one. Well, you got your wish, Dad. Congratulations?

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Manga One Piece

Tonoyasu Comedy Special (One Night Only) [One Piece 942]

What an emotional roller coaster! Been a while since a character died in One Piece I was genuinely sad about. And, it happened in the present. With NO ambiguity! Bravo, Oda.

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Damn you Orochi for cutting Wano’s retirement budget!

Tonoyasu AKA Daimyo Yasuie Shimotsuki has truly kicked off the beginning of the end for Shogun Orochi. Safe to say he let himself get captured all so he could fix the Alliance’s plan and cause massive damage Orochi. Off the top of my head, this is what Tonoyasu did:

-Made Orochi look like a paranoid idiot.

-Guaranteed the Wano alliance recruits will be released.

-Gave them a new gathering spot.

-Reminded all of Wano what a piece of garbage Orochi is, bringing most or all on the Alliance’s side.

-Shutenmaru is closer to fighting alongside to Alliance.

-Died in front of his daughter.

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Queen Killer Kills Killer Queen [My Hero Academia 226]

So… Himiko Toga. Start her theme song and let’s chat about her a bit, shall we?

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How could you, Toga? That straw’s not biodegradable!

No, let’s start with Toga’s shitty parents. We still don’t know whether or not Toga’s Transform quirk is hereditary or a new quirk not yet seen in her family. Doesn’t matter in the long run, but still, why couldn’t they treat her better? The answer: Because it wasn’t about Toga’s quirk. It’s about them. They weren’t trying to understand their daughter and her blood urges due to her quirk. It was all about keeping up appearances. Be the average girl, live an average life, think average thoughts. They didn’t help Toga because they didn’t want to help her, they wanted to “fix” her. And, look how that turned out. Yeah, it’s implied she had Quirk Counseling, but, as we can see, that doesn’t always work. Supportive parents could’ve been the missing piece Toga needed to live a genuinely happy life without suffocating her personality. Now, does this mean Quirk Counseling is garbage and the Meta Liberation Army is right? Not necessarily. Sure, it’s not perfect, but the whole process needs to be reexamined and changed to better help more people. If not, there needs to be an alternate. Basically, don’t ignore the problem and actively try to fix it.

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Double Your Funeral, Double the Fun [One Piece 941]

I feel a lot has happened, but at the same time, it didn’t.

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Yasu the Hedgehog? Eh, I like him, but I’m not looking forward to his movie. The CG looks terrible. But, hey, Jim Carrey as Kaido should be fun.

Let’s talk about the biggest revelation this chapter, Tonoyasu is Lord Yasuie, an old ally of Oden Kozuki. So, he’s not Denjiro. Hm. Where the hell is Denjiro? Anyway, Tonoyasu is also Ushimitsu Kozo AKA the Robin Hood of Wano so now the citizens are double upset over his capture and Komurasaki’s death. Things aren’t looking too good for Tonoyasu. Is he really dying? Sure, it’s possible. If Oda wants to make him a martyr, then yeah. On the other hand, Zoro and Brook are heading to the Flower Capital and Law’s already there so whether Tonoyasu’s saved or not, there’s a fight a-brewing.

Shutenmaru’s on his own journey to Bakura Town to payback Holdem for setting fire to his territory. Another potential battle hotspot is cooking. Especially, if Kin’emon and Dogstorm are headed there to try recruiting him again.