That’s right, Aoyama. You can still be a hero. …As long as you help us trick All For One.
I’m still disheartened by the traitor revelation. Aoyama or Hagakure, I just wanted a true villain as the spy. Instead, we get a by-the-books betrayal ending with everyone seemingly forgiving Belly Laser, with a chance at redemption thrown in for good measure. What’s Aoyama’s chance at redemption, you ask? Getting Deku alone, of course. That’s one of the orders AFO gave our sneaky friend. U.A. simply needs to have it appear Aoyama does exactly that to lure AFO in. Not AFO himself, mind you. He’s too smart to go himself, but U.A. can work with that somehow.
That stupid Hagakure fake out at the end of Chapter 335! I still can’t get over it. Horikoshi has always played fair with his audience. Every. Time. It was so cheap. Red herrings, I can deal with, but flat out lying to the audience? And for what? This Talk no Jutsu redemption crap? I’m trying to be civil, but every time I think about the fun and chaos of having a true villainous spy among Class A, I just want to scream! I’m holding on to hope Hagakure’s indeed another spy. Yes, it’s a long shot, but if Horikoshi pulls it off, it could be one of the greatest moments in My Hero Academia.
We still haven’t gotten Aizawa’s reaction to everything that’s happened. Looking forward to that. Also, how did Aoyama’s parents find AFO? I guess money talks. And no doubt they found AFO because he wanted to be found, using the opportunity to attain more tools. Makes me wonder how happy AFO gets going to the hardware store.
This was an okay chapter. Nothing wrong with it structurally. I just hate it’s going down like this. Again, I’m hoping Hagakure is another traitor, but I’m not holding my breath. I need another carton of ice cream! My tears give it more flavor. Mmmm, yummy-yum…*sobs*