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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 episode 120, “Disaster Walker,” Tomura Shigaraki came to a chilling conclusion. If Shouta Aizawa/Eraserhead could see him and seal his power, that means Tomura could see Shouta, too – and attack him. Tomura launched himself towards Shouta. Sorahiko Torino/Gran Torino streaked off to help. But the target was very far away. Would he make it in time? If not, is there anything Shouta can do without breaking eye contact with Tomura? Because if that happens, the battle might be over.

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120: Tomura realized he wanted to be his own man

Tomura took command of his own destiny. There are pros and cons to that development… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

This is one of those “good news, bad news situations.” As Tomura pressed his fight against the heroes, he said something that he didn’t intend to. I don’t mean his misspoke. I mean he spoke words he did not intend to speak. 

All for One spoke through him.

As soon as Tomura realized it, he didn’t exactly pause. But he thought hard. And what he said was the good news/bad news kind of thing. He said (09:47), “I don’t want to turn out like you. I want to be better than you. So shut up! This is my will.”

That gave me the chills in a “we’re doomed” sort of way. Because the good news is that Tomura might have shaken himself free of All for One’s unconscious influence over him. The bad news? Now Tomura can turn his full attention to the fight.

This also represented a change in direction that I didn’t expect. It’s no longer “just” a story about All for One trying to get his revenge, or bring about his vision of the world. I like those kinds of developments!

Best in Show Moment for My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120: Deku's words touched Eraserhead

Deku’s words meant a lot to Eraserhead. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Solid, Well-Animated Fight Scenes Set the Stage

Well-animated, action-packed fight scenes are great. Well-animated, action-packed fight scenes with deep character interactions? Even better. And what’s better than those two? Well-animated, action-packed fight scenes with deep character interactions based on multiple layers of poignant recollections. Not flash-backs; in-line recollections.

MHA is giving us some damn fine fight scenes!

Several of the fight scenes could qualify as my favorite moment. But I’m going to choose a moment that’s near and dear to my heart. And as a bonus, it’s a moment that shows that Izuku Midoriya/Deku is now faster than Gran Torino.

Remember when Tomura realized that if he was in Shouta’s line of sight, that meant he could see Shouta, too? And how Tomura then charged Shouta? Because if Tomura could even get Eraserhead to blink, then it was game over for the heroes.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120: Tomura targeted Eraserhead

Well, this is a nasty development for the heroes! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

As Gran Torino sped off, he asked Deku to think of the worst thing that could happen. Gran Torino’s intent was to convince Deku to stay away, the idea being Gran Torino wanted Deku to think that the capture of One for All was the worst thing that could happen. But you could see the wheels in Deku’s mind turning as Gran Torino flew off.

MHA staged the scene perfectly. Eraserhead saw Tomura coming. Shouta drew strength from the memories of teaching his students. The dude’s a premiere teacher – skilled and dedicated to his craft. He tried to draw a weapon to counter Tomura’s advance. But, really, what could he do without losing eye contact?

Delivery: Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

At the same time, as Tomura drew inexorably closer, Gran Torino tried to knock Tomura off course. But, at the last moment, he realized something terrible.

He wouldn’t make it.

Tomura would crash into Shouta. The battle would be lost.

Shouta tried to sound defiant. He tried to hold his ground. But none of the heroes could reach Tomura in time. But even as Tomura reached out to touch Shouta, green lighting intercepted him. Deku had arrived. Shouta had not been the only one recalling his time at the school. Deku had, too.

Slamming his head into Tomura’s forehead – literally going head to head with the villain – Deku declared that Gran Torino’s words had sunk in. Midoriya had thought hard about the “worst thing.”

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120: Deku went head to head with Tomura

It might be cliche, but it was a heck of a fun moment! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

“He’s protected us this whole time!” Deku said of Eraserhead (07:19). “The worst that could happen is losing him!”

I’ve said before I had gone to college to be a teacher. My daughter’s a teacher now. If you’re called to that vocation, there is nothing in the world, and I mean nothing, like hearing a student speak of you the way Deku spoke of Eraserhead. It’s the epitome of accomplishment.

It’s another one of those moments that drew on the previous 119 episodes to develop its emotional punch. It worked so well I chose it as my favorite moment of the episode!

What did you think of Momo Yaoyorozu/Creati assuming command of the hero’s line of defense? What were your favorite moments in the episode? Feel free to share in the comments!

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One thought on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 120: Favorites

  1. There was more goodness in this episode than in the entire run of most anime.

    I think maybe All Might may end up making one last showing. I also think that a certain girl with a horn is going to have an important role to play.

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