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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117 Review – Best In Show

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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 episode 117, “Inheritance,” Rumi Usagiyama/Mirko realized she could not prevail alone against the fully awakened high-end nomu. So, she sprinted for the inner chamber where she knew Daruma Ujiko was up to no good. She found out just how right she was when she saw the container with the not-yet-awake Tomura Shigaraki. With the other heroes will far away, with the high-end nomu hot on her heels, and Shigaraki moments away from revival, is there anything she can do to stop Ujiko? Or even keep herself alive?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117: Endeavor made a tough call on the field of battle

Endeavor made a tough call – but he had it easy compared to Mirko. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

It’s tough to project realistic combat in shōnen anime. The body of work where The Power of Friendship or some such saves the day is enormous, and for me at least, it can sap the strength of some otherwise dramatic moments. So when a scene rises about that and still makes me fear for the characters’ lives, I take notice.

In this episode, Mirko persevered through incapacitating injury and still didn’t succeed. When the high-end nomu ejected her from the inner chamber, it was sheer luck that Enji Todoroki/Endeavor caught her. She had huge chunks missing from both legs. Only one eye seemed to work. A giant hole had been gnawed from her left side. She could barely speak.

Endeavor took one look at her, gave her a cloth to bite down on, and said (13:40), “I’ll cauterize your wounds. Bear it.”

No anesthetic. No pain killers. Just a snap, battle-field trauma assessment that drove a terrible choice – a choice that was a harsh as it was respectful. Because Endeavor knew she could bear it, if anyone could.

Everything those two sentences represented made this my favorite quote.

Best in Show Moment for My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117: Mirko utterly refused to stop

Rumi utterly refused to stop. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Rumi’s Dedication: Plus Ultra, Indeed!

The show has treated us to some great scenes about Rumi Usagiyama/Mirko. She has been a background character until lately. I’ve been happy to see her in the spotlight, until I thought about what that meant.

This isn’t going to end well for Rumi, is it?

She’d held her own against the high-end nomu. Then she realized that as fast as she was, she couldn’t land hits on them anymore. The problem wasn’t in her. The problem was that the high-end nomu had finished waking up. And they were deadly.

She had the presence of mind to realize the real problem was the inner chamber, where Daruma was waking up something. She wasn’t sure what, but she knew she didn’t want it awake. Keep in mind that Rumi lost her left arm in the previous episode. Now, she raced as hard as she could towards the inner chamber.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117: Mirko ran as hard as she could towards the real target

Rumi ran flat out toward the inner chamber. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Two nomu caught her – one grabbing by the hair another biting into her calf. Screaming, she tore away, leaving hair and flesh. She ran, thinking (09:22), “If you’re gonna die, then die after you’ve achieved your goal, Mirko.”

I’m getting real anxious for her at this point. I can see how committed she is. But I also see the high-end nomu’s capabilities. Still, she ran, leaving a trail of blood, until she reached the chamber. She launched herself and brought up her heel. She readied her strike on the container holding the figure we knew to be Tomura.

Delivery: Rumi Refused to Give Up

But she was too late. One of the pursuing nomu had caught up to her. It punched an appendage clear through her striking leg. It immobilized her in mid-air.

This is my favorite moment: Rumi decided she wasn’t done. Her body might be in tatters, but she refused to give up. She used the piercing appendage to guide her strike and slid her damaged leg along its length.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 117: The high-end nomu caught up to Mirko

She didn’t quite make it – at least at first. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

“The second he appeared in my field of vision, my body understood,” she thought, her heel nearing the container (10:51). “It’s a rabbit’s survival instinct. It’s no good. This is no good. This can’t be let loose. No matter what!”

Her heel connected.

Now, I could go on about how that blow didn’t decide the matter. But you know what? The drive she showed getting to that point blew me away. This is the epitome of the Rising above Oneself trope. When it hits like it did here, it’s fantastic.

And I’m still afraid for what might happen to her in the next episode.

What did you think of what we learned about Dabi in this episode? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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