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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 episode 127, “Hellish Hell,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku recounted some of the key items from the battle’s after-action report. Though half of the episode was a flashback built around the report’s framework, the other half showed some of the battle’s effects. Ochako Uraraka/Uravity came face to face with her darkest fear. Worse, Tomura Shigaraki, or All for One within him, showed that not only is he not finished. This battle was just the opening move. Can our heroes regroup? Do enough of them remain alive to be effective? And how will the public react to this disaster?

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

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Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127: Sometimes, you just don't have enough strength or resources to save everyone

From a doctor’s perspective, this is approaching as bleak as it gets. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Ochako tried hard to save as many people as she could. She did well, too. At first, she and Tsuyu Asui/Froppy worked together, saving a brother and sister just before a wall collapsed on them. Then they split up.

She helped anyone who asked. With the tirelessness of youth, she unburied victims and comforted those in pain. She even went against her instincts and told those who could walk to find their wait to the field hospital. In these moments, she represented an ideal hero.

Then the camera switched to the field hospital. A nurse said they were down to their last four units of blood. A rescuer brought in an unconscious man and urgently asked the doctor where to put him. The doctor snapped he should just lay him down right there. When the man tried to protest, the doctor said (18:28), “I can’t save everyone!”

Idealism meant realism. Realism won. Though I probably shouldn’t call it a victory.

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127: Uravity's despair threatened to overtake her

She had kept her own despair at bay by staying busy. Not everyone could do that. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

This was partly a re-cap episode, and at first I thought it might be a bit of a snoozer. I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case, though happy might not be the right word. As I’ll explain.

I talked about what Uravity had been up to in my favorite quote, above. Not only did she set up my favorite quote. She set up my favorite moment. She’s always been upbeat. Her desire to help might be motivated by cash (remember her confession in seasons past?), but it looks to me like she honestly wants to help. She embodies the heroic spirit, absent any cynicism or commercialism or selfishness.

What does that mean in the face of the devastation all around her?

She might have kept her own despair at arm’s length. But there are others who are more, dare I say, realistic? I’m thinking of that hero who stood, arms slack by his sides, staring at the devastation.

“I give up,” he said (18:42). “This is hopeless…”

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 127: This poor hero had seen too much

What he saw was beyond what he could handle. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I’d like to publicly acknowledge the animator responsible for showing Uravity’s reaction. She felt shocked. Not outraged; she wasn’t judging the man. But her shock contained more than a little fear. You could just see her own despair trying to overwhelm her. She barely held herself together. And she had nothing to offer that other hero.

That was a powerful moment. I’ve not been in war, but when trying to recover from the devastation of a natural disaster, I remember coming to a moment when you’ve done all you can. There’s a moment when you can’t think of anything else to do. That’s the moment when the enormity of what just happened floods in. It’s a tribute to Uravity’s character that she didn’t buckle.

She and I both felt bad for the hero who did.

What did you think of All for One’s scene at the end? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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