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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 93 Review – Best In Show

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 93 Review – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 93, “Operation New Improv Moves,” it’s time for the second Class 1-A team to take on the second Class 1-B team. Momo Yaoyorozu/Creati, Fumikage Tokoyami/Tsukuyomi, Tooru Hagakure/Invisible Girl, and Yuuga Aoyama/Shining Hero took on the 1-B team, who were under the leadership of Itsuka Kendou. There’s a history of good-natured competitiveness between Momo and Itsuka, though Itsuka seems to derive more motivation from it. Momo isn’t the only one with a rival on the opposing team. Shihai Kuroiro/Vantablack sees Fumikage as his rival, and since both share the powers of darkenss, Kuroiro feels determined to show up his “rival.” Will Class 1-A’s experience and greater strength give them an edge? Or will they be over-confident against a highly motivated team from class 1-B? And what’s this new move that Fumikage talked about?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 93

Even though Bakugou’s reaction could not have been a surprise, I still felt bad for Jirou! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Katsuki Bakugou/(not) Great Explosion Murder God seems to need a little practice in teamwork if he hopes to succeed as a professional hero. Though I suppose it’s not impossible for him to be a solitary figure, it does seem that the worsening world condition will make teamwork increasingly important. I mean, even Enji Todoroki/Endeavor needed a wingman at the end of season 4.

Get it? He needed a wingman. Keigo Takami/Hawks had to help him… and he has wings!

Okay. Back to my favorite quote. Katsuki ended up on a team with Rikidou Satou/Sugarman, Hanta Sero/Cellophane, and Kyouka Jirou/Earphone Jack. Inspired by Izuku Midoriya/Deku starting to plot his team’s strategy, Kyouka bounded up to her team and said they should start planning, too. She sounded so enthusiastic about it!

Bakugou, putting his teamwork skills on full display, said (05:35), “You bastards! Don’t get in my way!”

I felt bad for the other three, but especially for Kyouka. She had sounded so happy to be part of the team!

Best in Show Moment for My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 93

Hawks’ words sounded stirring. Even inspiration! But why did he say them? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Hawk’s Motives

I don’t know how to interpret Hawks. On one hand, we saw at the end of season four how he helped Endeavor defeat the nomu. In the episode before that one, we saw how well Hawks got along with his fans. He even went so far as to happily pause for a selfie with one of them.

In the first episode of this season, we saw him acting in a way that at first made us question his loyalties. In episode 90, the episode after that, we got a good explanation for why Hawks had to meet with Dabi. So based on a lot of the evidence and the fact that Hawks is now considered the number 2 hero, it sure looks like he’s on the good guy side.

Still. Maybe it’s the ease with which he played the role of wavering hero when he met with Dabi. Maybe it’s how easily he performs self-promotion. There’s just something about him that I don’t trust. Keep in mind that I’m an anime-only fan. I haven’t read the manga. So maybe I’m reacting to what I’m interpreting as foreshadowing.

Dude’s charismatic. I’ll give him that. Too bad I don’t trust charismatic people… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

In this episode, though, there’s a detail that might or might not be intentional. Heck, it might not be a thing. But it relates to my favorite moment in the episode, so let’s see what you think.

Hawks had asked for Fumikage to intern with him. Fumikage felt less than pleased that part of the reason was that Hawks wanted information about Fumikage’s encounter with villains. So when the internship was up, Fumikage was almost happy to leave. He’d learned little except that Hawks’ sidekicks just ran after their boss a lot and took care of all of the paperwork.

Delivery: Fumikage Tokoyami’s New Perspective

So when Hawks asked for him a second time, Fumikage experienced reluctance. But he went anyway, and he soon realized he’d made the right call. Hawks asked to talk to him after work one day. Fumikage, fearing his boss wanted more information, braced himself for the worst. But the worst was not what he got.

Hawks took him soaring over the city. Far from being afraid, Fumikage’s spirit soared along with the flight. In that elated state, he heard Hawks tell him the real reason that Hawks had asked for him the second time. The reason? To tell Fumikage that he’d been wasting his potential.

Hawks’ words stirred Fumikage’s imagination. That kind of power is more terrifying than any Quirk, at least if it’s in the wrong hands. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

“The ones who can fly,” Hawks said (17:52), “should fly.” He said that Fumikage had spent so much time developing his secondary skills that he’d ignored one of his core strengths.

Sounds magnanimous, right? Like a version of “Just be yourself!” But in my formative years, no one told me the cost of “being myself.” Just like Hawks didn’t tell Fumikage. And that cost is simply this: The world says it wants everyone to sing in their own voice. But what the world really wants is the hear a chorus. The last thing the world wants is a great solo act.

That’s what Hawks neglected to mention to Fumikage. An innocent omission? Or a low-grade setup? With Hawks, it’s hard to say. And that’s one of the things making this season so interesting.

What did you think of Vantablack’s plans? What was your best in show moment? Let me know in the comments!

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