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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112 Review – Best In Show

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112 Review – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 112, “Tomura Shigaraki: Origin,” Tomura Shigaraki’s memories came flooding back. They brought a new and terrifying level of confidence — and power. Rikiya Yotsubashi/Re-Destro, not to be outdone, invoked his final power-up, and the two squared off for a last round. As Gigantomachia neared the site of the battle, Tomura and Re-Destro clashed again. How will this battle of villains end up? Will the League of Villains finally fall? Or does did Tomura’s re-integration of his personality give him the boost he needed?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112: The old woman was too terrifiedl to help little Tomura

In a society filled with superheroes, what responsibility does an average citizen have? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

MHA has elevated a lot of ideas surrounding superheroes into insights and social critiques. One of those isn’t exactly unique, but in context, it works really well. That idea comes in the form of a question: In a society of superheroes, what responsibility does a regular citizen have for maintaining law and order? Would a society full of superheroes with powerful Quirks embolden or atrophy a citizen’s sense of responsibility?

I’ll bet you know what quote is my favorite of this episode, based on that description alone!

It came near the beginning of the episode. Little Tomura, having just destroyed his family and home, wandered the streets alone. Most people went out of their way to walk around him. That was a stark commentary of the people in that world — and by extension, the people in ours!

But the critique came in his sharpest form when one older lady stopped to ask Tomura if he was okay. The look he turned on her froze her blood.

“I-I’m sure a hero or a police officer will be here soon,” she said, cringing away (00:39). “I need to get to work, you know?”

She could have called a police officer or superhero right then. She elected to abandon the child in the street. That made quite the powerful statement!

Best in Show Moment for My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112: Gigantomachia acknowledged Tomura as All for One's successor

Gigantomachia acknowledged Tomura. Odd, seeing a committed villain so moved… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Delivery: A Single Moment, Supported by 111 Previous Episodes

The show’s on a run. The previous episode leveraged every ounce of the preceding 110 episodes. This episode did the same for all 111 of the episodes that came before. Am I being hyperbolic? Maybe a bit. But even the filler episodes showed how light-hearted and frolicsome Izuku Midoriya/Deku and his friends could be. That provided remarkable contrast to what Jin Bubaigawara/Twice, Himiko Toga, and especially Tomura went through.

Even the hell Enji Todoroki/Endeavor put his kinds through paled by comparison to what Tomura endured. The Quirks have not been kind to children in this world. Nor have the children’s parents.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 112: Re-Destro was no match for a fully awakened Tomura

Re-Destro bit off way more than he could chew when he challenged Tomura. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

My favorite moment in this episode was just a flash. It came after Tomura had completely obliterated Re-Destro’s defenses, to the point where the man had to cut off his own legs from the knee down to save himself from decaying to dust. Tomura, revelling in destruction, stood triumphant, his hair turned completely white. Re-Destro bowed down to him in front of the remnants of the Meta Liberation Army. 

Standing at the lip of the crater wrought by Tomura’s orgy of destruction, Gigantomachia witnessed the moment. Hearing Re-Destro’s words, seeing the power that Tomura had unleashed, a single tear formed in his eye.

“Successor,” he said (16:05). 

Things have never looked more bleak for our heroes. 

What do you think about the merger of the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army? What were your favorite moments of this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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