Time for Spinner to take the stage.
That’s right, Y’all. Spinner will lead the disenfranchised heteromorphs on a noble quest for equality. Too bad, even acting a force for “good” means Spinner’s a pawn for the bigger baddies. Shigaraki. Skeptic & the Liberation Army. All For One. To them he’ll simply a means to further their goals. Yep, our pal Spinner continues his trend of being in waaaay over his head.
Does Horikoshi have the talent to pull off the heteromorph inequality angle? To show the plight of those discriminated against and sometimes thought as less than human? Is he just gonna label all of them as bad guys or will we get a bit more subtlety? I hope so, but it’s not looking good. Where was Deku’s disdain for the people attacking the Fox Woman just because of her looks? The reactions from heteromorph heroes when said woman explained being unable to find a place to stay, again, because of her looks?
Other than in My Hero Vigilantes, it seems the problems of heteromorphs are mainly discussed by villains. Why hasn’t Horikoshi given us Tokoyami or Mina or anyone other hero’s perspective? Will he ever or is he just waiting until now, the final arc?. If either’s the case, it’s an awful choice. This type of social issue should be addressed in a more nuanced way, but it seems like we’re just gonna go the Rioters=Bad route and I don’t like it. I hope I’m wrong, but so far I’m not convinced it’s not gonna be anything other than that.
Dabi gave some of Twice’s blood to Toga because, of course, he did. But what’s the big play? Have Toga transform in Twice and create Sad Man’s Parade? There’s got to be more to that. Maybe create an army of Dabi’s? Guess we’ll have to see.
Shigaraki’s conquering the Quirk Doomsday Theory? But weren’t most of his quirks destroyed by Star & Stripe? Where did AFO get more quirks for him? Did he give Shigaraki a bunch of the stolen quirks swimming inside his own damaged body? That’s gonna make AFO much weaker than he is now if true. I’m really interested in seeing where this goes.
This was an okay chapter! The Toga stuff was nice. I said nothing about it because it was mostly her reclaiming her resolve. Like with the heroes for the last few chapters, we’re building up to the final hero/villain’s confrontation. Wish I can say I’m excited but you probably know I feel this arc came too fast. Just give me ten chapters of Class A playing Pictionary and we’ll call it even, Horikoshi.