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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode Guide


Episode 89: All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 89, “All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A,” Izuku MidoriyaKatsuki BakugouTsuyu Asui, and the rest of class 1-A faced a live-fire drill of sorts. Shouta Aizawa came up with a fake villain scenario to make the class to work together in one of the school’s fake cities. Class 1-A only knew that a building had collapsed as smoke rose into the sky. As the Reconnaissance Squad, including Kyouka Jirou, tried to figure out what was going on, another team focused on putting out the fire. They made progress when the fake villains showed up. They were the most powerful upper class men in the school! Can Class 1-A live up to its reputation? Or will the three most powerful students be too much for them? Especially since one keeps jumping into the river…

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Episode 90: Vestiges

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 90, “Vestiges,” Enji Todoroki/Endeavor struggled to recover from his near catastrophic wounds. Meanwhile, Keigo Takami/Hawks quietly slipped away for a clandestine meeting with the villain Dabi. In that meeting, Hawks said, “I wish you’d tell me stuff like that in advance.” Wait, what? Did Hawks make some kind of deal with the villain? What’s that about? After being discharged, Endeavor went home. He wanted to begin patching things up with his family. His daughter Fuyumi Todoroki tried to keep the mood light. However, his son Natsuo Todoroki lost his temper and had to go out for some air. How did his son Shouto Todoroki, who had suffered the most of the children, react? Will Shouto forgive Endeavor for what he’d done to Shouto’s mother — and to himself?

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Episode 91: Clash! Class A vs. Class B!

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 91, “Clash! Class A vs. Class B!,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku can’t shake the feeling of unease from his dream about One for All. When he approached Toshinori Yagi/All Might with the details, Midoriya felt astonished to learn that even Yagi had never spoken to the original One for All. What did that mean? What made Midoriya different? Later, the teachers announced a combat training exercise between Class 1-A and 1-B. Class 1-B’s vocal (one might say mouthy) leader, Neito Monoma/Phantom Thief went on at length how he considered the match long overdue. He even asserted that class 1-B had improved so much 1-A would fall! Does Monoma have a point? Various emergencies had not interrupted Class 1-B’s training. Class 1-A, however, had more experience — but gaps in their training. Which would prove the more effective mix?

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Episode 92: Make It Happen, Shinso!

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 92, “Make It Happen, Shinso!,” Class 1A members Tsuyu Asui/FroppyDenki Kaminari/ChargeboltKouji Kouda/AnimaEijirou Kirishima/Red Riot, and Hitoshi Shinsou have to take on the members of Class 1B. The problem is, none of them understand Shinsou’s Quirk, so they don’t quite know how to leverage it. Before they have a plan, Class 1B locates them and attacks. Will the numerical superiority of Class 1A make up their fifth team member having little combat experience? Or will he prove to be the key to their victory — if they can stay ahead of Class 1B long enough to figure out how?

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Episode 93: Operation New Improv Moves

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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/CreatiFumikage Tokoyami/TsukuyomiTooru 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?

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Episode 94: Foresight

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 94, “Foresight,” Shihai Kuroiro/Vantablack had the heroes from Class 1-A in a precarious position, until Fumikage Tokoyami/Tsukuyomi’s counter attack seemed to buy them time. Then Momo Yaoyorozu/Creati and Tooru Hagakure/Invisible Girl noticed something unsettling: mushrooms had sprouted all over their bodies! Manga Fukidashi/Comicman materialized manga effects to construct a panel wall between Momo and the rest of her crew. As Kinoko Komori/Shemage and Manga pushed their attack, Itsuka Kendou/Battle Fist focused her attack on Momo. With her tremendous strength, it looked like Itsuka had Momo on the defensive. Can Momo regain the initiative? Can Tooru overcome her horror at being infested with fungi? And is it even possible to Sekijiro Kan/Blood Hero to string together two sentences that weren’t blatantly in favor of his Class 1-B?

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Episode 95: Match 3

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 95, “Match 3,” Tenya Iida/Ingenium’s took a turn leading a Class 1-A team against Class 1-B. This time, Juzo Honenuki/Mudman sort of led the 1-B team. He “sort of” led the because a key member of the team, Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu/Real Steel, decided on his own to start smashing everything in sight. Honenuki decided to roll with that as their plan. Can Class 1-B’s impromptu plan actually stand up against Iida’s experienced leadership? Or has Iida missed something important?

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Episode 96: Match 3 Conclusion

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 96, “Match 3 Conclusion,” Tenya Iida/Ingenium turned the tables on Juzo Honenuki/Mudman long enough to free himself. However, before Iida could capture him, Honenuki realized he was out classed and made a strategic withdrawal. Meanwhile, Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu/Real Steel proved he’d been practicing since the last time he tangled with Class 1-A. The man with the metal Quirk proved impervious to Shouto Todoroki/Shouto’s ice attacks. Even worse, Tetsutestu took the flame attacks with equal aplomb. Can this team from Class 1-A find a way to win this match? Or will Class 1-B hand Sekijiro Kan/Blood Hero even more reason for biased commentary?

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Episode 97: Early Bird!

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 97, “Early Bird!,” It was time for another bout between Class 1-A and Class 1-B. This time, Katsuki Bakugou/Not Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight(or maybe it is!)Kyouka Jirou/Hearing Hero: Earphone JackHanta Sero/Cellophane, and Rikidou Satou/Sugarman represented Class 1-A. They were up against a very determined team from Class 1-B, led by the ambitious Setsuna Tokage/Lizardy. As with the other Class 1-B teams, she had extensively studied the students from the other class. Her plan depended on Bakugou acting like Bakugou. And given how he treated his team mates, it looked like her analysis would prove correct. Will they be able to emerge victorious? Or does Bakugou has a surprise in store for them?

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Episode 98: That Which is Inherited

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 98, “That Which Is Inherited,” it was time for the final Class 1-A versus 1-B match. Izuku Midoriya/Deku led Ochako Uraraka/UravityMina Ashido/Alien Queen, and Minoru Mineta/Grape Juice against the team from 1-B. After Katsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight and team’s victory in the previous episode (yes, and team), Deku’s had to be feeling the pressure to perform. So, Deku planned extensively with his team. The problem was, when they plunged into action, Deku’s Quirk One for All, had ideas of its own. As Deku closed in on Neito Monoma/Phantom Thief, Monoma said something that so infuriated Deku that One for All seemed to go out of control. Can Deku get it under control? Or will it indiscriminately attack friend and foe?

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Episode 99: Our Brawl

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 99, “Our Brawl,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku barely managed to regain control of One for All with the help of Ochako Uraraka/Uravity and Hitoshi Shinsou. Now that he’s stable, the teams from 1-A and 1-B explode into an all-out brawl. Asking Uraraka to trust him with Shinsou, Midoriya attacked. Shinsou had been looking forward to a re-match against Midoriya, but now he felt cheated — had Midoriya just faked an out of control Quirk to put him and the team from 1-B off guard? What would happen to their plan now that Midoriya seemed intent on taking Shinsou out? And if Midoriya’s near disaster had been real, why hadn’t the teachers stopped the match?

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Episode 100: The New Power and All for One

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 100, “The New Power and All For One,” Toshinori Yagi/All Might asked Katsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight to help discuss the latest One for All developments with Izuku Midoriya/Deku. As it stood, Deku could not activate One for All. What did that mean? And would Bakugou help or hinder their investigation? Also, Bakugou and Shouto Todoroki/Shouto got another chance to retake their provisional hero exam. Can they pass this time? Or will Bakugou’s temper derail them again?

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Episode 101: Have a Merry Christmas

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 101, “Have a Merry Christmas!,” a local news channel found about how well Katsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight and Shouto Todoroki/Shouto had done against a villain just hours after earning their provisional licenses. The interview went as well as you might expect. The members of Class 1-A were very surprised when it aired — and so was Bakugou! Later, Yuu Takeyama/Mt. Lady, maybe in response to Shouto and Bakugou’s interview performance, showed up to give Class 1-A instructions on how to behave during an interview. Most of the class did well, with one notable exception: Izuku Midoriya/Deku! His performance was, shall we say, unique?

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Episode 102: Off to Endeavor’s Agency!

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 102, “Off to Endeavor’s Agency!,” Keigo Takami/Hawks continued his attempts to earn the villain Dabi’s trust. Hawks seemed to be doing a good job. Maybe too good a job? Meanwhile, Izuku Midoriya/DekuKatsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamite, and Shouto Todoroki/Shouto packed up and headed for their work study assignment. Shouto had worked hard to convince his father, Enji Todoroki/Endeavor, to allow them to study at his agency. He reluctantly agreed — but even then, it was clear he would have just preferred his son. How will they fit in at the agency — an agency with over 30 sidekicks? And why was Hawks so insistent on giving Endeavor a book with highlighted passages?

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Episode 103: One Thing at a Time

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 103, “One Thing at a Time,” Keigo Takami/Hawks visited an isolated building that acted as a headquarters for a collection of villains. Is Hawks selling out? No. Hawks was on assignment to provide misleading information to the villains and bring back whatever intel he could. He worked the villains’ timeframe into a message to Enji Todoroki/Endeavor, who figured out the code and understood the message. But even with the number 1 and 2 heroes aware of the threat, what could they do? Hawks still couldn’t uncover the details, and the army at the villains’ disposal seems to number in excess of 100,000. What can they possibly do to halt such a wide-spread and well-staffed attack?

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Episode 104: Long Time No See, Selkie

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 104, “Long Time No See, Selkie,” Enji Todoroki/Endeavor wasn’t the only professional hero working his students hard. Ryuko Tatsuma/Dragonair also worked Ochako Uraraka/UravityNejire Hadou/Nejire Chan, and Tsuyu Asui/Froppy hard, too! Why, she even let Ochako model her new uniform and served snacks! Okay, at first glance, there seemed to be very different training programs between Endeavor and Dragonair, but that changed when Selkie called for backup. Villains had stolen the drugs to make Trigger, a dangerous compound that artificially increased a Quirk’s power. Selkie needed help to track down the ship that had hidden in a complex series of islands. Can they find the villains in time to stop them distributing the illegal drugs?

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Episode 105: The Hellish Todoroki Family

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 105, “The Hellish Todoroki Family,” Izuku Midoriya/DekuKatsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight, and Shouto Todoroki/Shouto continued their training. Enji Todoroki/Endeavor worked them hard — hard enough that at the end of each day, they felt exhausted. They did think they were making progress… weren’t they? Meanwhile, Fuyumi Todoroki still wanted to get her family back together, so she asked Endeavor if he would bring Shouto and his friends to dinner. Will Endeavor agree? Will Shouto? Even if they do, will Natsuo Todoroki agree to be in the same room with his estranged father?

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Episode 106: The Unforgiven

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 106, “The Unforgiven,” a villain that Enji Todoroki/Endeavor had jailed years ago, Ending, got out of prison. Before enjoying his first meal as a newly free man, Ending studied all about Endeavor’s personal life — including where he lived with his family. As Natsuo Todoroki headed out after a disastrous dinner with his father, Ending attacked, then literally dangled Natsuo in front of Endeavor’s car. Can Endeavor put his complicated feelings aside to act as the number one hero instead of a terrified father? Is there anything that Izuku Midoriya/Deku, Katsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight, and Shouto Todoroki/Shouto can do to help? And just what is Ending after, anyway?

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Episode 107: More of a Hero Than Anyone

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 107, “More of a Hero Than Anyone,” the students are back in session after their work study assignments. As they were getting ready for an exercise, Shouta Aizawa/Eraser Head and Hizashi Yamada/Present Mic received a call to report to the principal’s office. Soon, they were speeding towards the maximum security jail. Whatever the reason for the call, it upset Hizashi so much that he was sweating. When they arrived at the jail,  Sorahiko-Torino/ Gran Torino met them. What he told them more than justified Hizashi’s sweat. In fact, nothing in their careers as professional heroes prepared them for what Gran Torino told them.

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Episode 108: My Villain Academia

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 108, “My Villain Academia,” the story takes us back a few months to when Tomura Shigaraki and the League of Villains were introduced to the awesome power that All for One had left for them: Gigantomachia. The trouble was, Gigantomachia thought that Shigaraki was so weak he could not possibly be All for One’s successor. So, the gigantic villain attacked the entire League of Villains. Fortunately for them, a Doctor who had also been an ally of All for One, Daruma Ujiko (name made up on the spot to preserve anonymity), offered a deal: if they could defeat Gigantomachia, he would help them continue in All for One’s footsteps.

Unfortunately, Gigantomachia proved difficult to subdue. On top of that, the Meta Liberation Army, under the command of Re-Destro, decided the time was right to destroy the League of Villains to announce his faction’s ascendency. He seemed to have the technology and the foresight to make it happen. What will Shigaraki do? And how does an intra-villain conflict affect the world of Heroes?

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Episode 109: Revival Party

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 109, “Revival Party,” Tomura Shigaraki led the League of Villains into a Meta Liberation Army stronghold. Tomura had a plan to defeat his enemies, but it needs time. Unfortunately, Rikiya Yotsubashi/Re-Destro didn’t intend to give them any. Re-Destro’s attack was as overwhelming as it was swift. Against such odds, how can Himiko TogaJin Bubaigawara/TwiceShuuichi Iguchi/Spinner, and a handful of others survive — much less prevail? And if it’s villain on villain action, which side should we root for?

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Episode 110: Sad Man’s Parade

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 110, “Sad Man’s Parade,” Jin Bubaigawara/Twice was in big trouble. Tomoyasu Chikazoku/Skeptic fashioned dozens of puppets to attack Jin. But they weren’t just any puppets. Tomoyasu had crafted these puppets to look like Jin himself, which triggered a psychological collapse. Jin’s danger, though, paled in comparison to the danger facing Himiko Toga. Or would have experienced, if she were conscious. Several of the Jin-lookalike puppets had grabbed her, and one was going to snap her neck! No other League of Villains members could see their predicament. Can Jin get himself under control? Or will he have to watch his best friend in the world die?

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Episode 111: Tenko Shimura: Origin

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 111, “Tenko Shimura: Origin,” Jin Bubaigawara/Twice struggled to keep Himiko Toga alive, going so far as to create a copy of her to use for blood transfusions. But he’s not a doctor, and Himiko seemed to be fading fast. Meanwhile, Tomura Shigaraki fought against a gigantic Rikiya Yotsubashi/Re-Destro, whose Quirk allowed him to turn stress into offensive attacks. But Re-Destro had not counted on Tomura evolving. Nor had he counted on Tomura remembering his past, in crisp, horrifying detail. Re-Destro could not understand the danger he had just awoken. Nor did he count on the danger that Doctor Daruma Ujiko had sent to support Tomura. How will Re-Destro react to these multiple threats?

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Episode 112: Tomura Shigaraki: Origin

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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?

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Episode 113: The High, Deep Blue Sky

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In My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 113, “The High, Deep Blue Sky,” events within the organization previously known as the Meta Liberation Army alarmed Keigo Takami/Hawks. He watched in horror as Tomura Shigaraki assumed command. Unfortunately, as alarmed as he was, he didn’t know the full truth — or what Tomura planned to do in four months time. Meanwhile, Izuku Midoriya/Deku and his classmates held a celebration to mark the end of the season. As Deku reflected on how much he had learned and how peaceful it felt to be among friends, he had no idea what was brewing. He only knew that he had to learn as much as he could about One for All. He just didn’t know how little time he had left. Will he be able to learn enough before conflict erupts?

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