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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129 – Quick Summary

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129, “The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2,” the aftermath of All for One’s plans continued to play out across Japan. Confidence in heroes had plummeted. Crime had never been more prevalent. And the public’s anger seemed focused on one hero in particular: Enji Todoroki/Endeavor. Can the heroes regroup? Will Izuku Midoriya/Deku ever wake up? And if he does, is there anything even he could do about the crisis?

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

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Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129: Endeavor is in a bad way

Endeavor understands the implications. They’re just hard to bear. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

To file under “How the mighty have fallen…”

The scene with Endeavor at the end hit hard. He’d been trying to make up with his family. That’s how we know the guy had realized his fixation on status had not only been wrong. It had deeply wounded his entire family. 

Rei Todoroki perhaps most of all.

He knew he’d done wrong. He’d tried to make amends. But it was too little, literally too late. Dabi revealed Endeavor’s folly to the entire world, at precisely the moment the world needed a scapegoat. The damage Dabi inflicted was so wide and so deep that I don’t think Endeavor could recover.

Endeavor didn’t think so, either. Driven to tears by his own thoughts and the crowd of protesters outside the hospital, protesters demanding he pay for his actions, Endeavor broke down in tears.

“Even if I survive this,” he said in a broken voice (20:21), “the hero, Endeavor, has died.”

In that sentence, he embodied the fall of hero society. I wonder where he goes from here?

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129: Hawks understands the situation with clarity.

Hawks might be down. But he knows what he needs to do. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Hawks Has Been Deeply Hurt

Keigo Takami/Hawks is on the road to physical recovery. Mentally, though, he’s still in a bad way. He accompanied Tsunagu Hakamada/Best Jeanist on patrol. A medical device covered his lower face, so he had to use a voice encoder to speak. 

He witnessed first hand had bad things had gotten. Best Jeanist stopped a villain from terrorizing a neighborhood. His appearance, and the help he obviously gave them, cheered up the citizens. But the news they shared sobered everyone: their local hero had quit, and the police had their hands full with Quirk-fueled villains. 

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129: Best Jeanist did what he could to begin healing relations

Best Jeanist did what he could – even offering to send his own sidekicks. But he can’t single-handedly fix what’s broken now. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

The mood was dire when Best Jeanist drove Hawks to where his mother had lived. There, they found the house cleared out. Villains, at Dabi’s urging, had found and convinced her to confess Hawks’s real past: his father had been a thief, and his mother had been an accomplice. That allowed Dabi to paint a publicly negative picture of Hawks.

Delivery: But He Hasn’t Given Up

Strangely, he didn’t seem to care about that. He didn’t seem to necessarily blame Dabi. Instead, Hawks blamed himself. To Best Jeanist’s surprise, Hawks clearly understood the role his own choices had played in taking him to where he was now.

My favorite moment is his reflection on that topic. He said (13:14), “When people are cornered or when they become free, that’s when their true nature comes out. That’s why Bubaigawara was a good guy. Setting aside whether his actions were right and wrong, he was desperately trying to help others. I want to be like that, too.”

Did you see that? He wants to be like Jin Bubaigawara/Twice! Hawks has the wisdom to see beyond the surface-level judgements and understand not what the law says is right and wrong. He understands the principals. And he wants to live his life accordingly.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129: Hawks knew that Endeavor needed help

Despite his own troubles, Hawks knew someone needed help more than he did: Endeavor. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

That’s the kind of thing a hero does. A real hero, anyway. I’m looking forward to seeing what role Hawks plays in the coming reconstruction. Whatever form it takes!

What did you think of Rei and the rest of Endeavor’s family showing up at the end? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to share in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 129: Favorites

  1. I think Dabi’s storyline with Hawks paints an idea of what lies at the end of Toga’s. His video revealed Hawks’ lineage- his criminal parents. And the fact that he killed Twice might be making the public think “He Runs In The Family-” that being a Villain is something genetic and thus unchanging.
    This means that they can’t reform those like Toga who’s quirk has this effect on her personality. “You were BORN like this, so there’s no helping you,” meaning that the Heroes have to kill her- or so she believes.
    Even Dabi revealing his OWN family History ties into that; Endeavor was a neglectful Wife Beater, so his son turned into a Mass Murderer. I think these stories are made to connect, but I’m only NOW realizing it after reading these EXACT CHAPTERS some years ago!

    1. That’s an interesting thought.

      If I may develop it in a slightly different direction… Dabi lying about Best Jeanist (or actually just being mistaken) could play into the public cutting Hawks some slack. After all, we know Twice as a decent guy, but the public saw him only as a villain. So maybe Hawks can become a model for what could happen, if Quirks are carefully cultivated.

      At least, that’s how I’d like it to play out. The public’s not really that forgiving, are they? In either MHA’s world or the real one. It’s going to take someone like Deku to break the system and rehabilitate people like Toga, or even Tomura, in spite of what the public wants. Maybe even having to accept the public condemning him as a villain.

      The show’s really playing with some powerful ideas here!

      Isn’t it interesting how we sometimes only see connections after some time has passed? It’s like life experience unlocks our understand of previously difficult to understand stories or themes. I like that.

      1. Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Jeanist being alive puts a dent in Dabi’s information, meaning they start looking at it a little more skeptically.
        Deku’s certainly the defiant type when it comes to helping someone- even people who don’t want it. So even if the world is shouting at him to treat Tomura as a Villain- he can’t look at Tomura as anything more than someone who needs help. Hawks, however……. DIFFERENT STORY. He may not like it, but……. He’ll Do It.
        Honestly, I wonder how Takami will handle questions from the public. THEY’RE GONNA ASK, and he’s going to be able to answer honestly because the Safety Commission is OUT of Commission. And- knowing his “Heroic Little Heart-” he’ll tell the truth. I wonder how the public will take it………

        1. Good question! He’s honest — so I hope he’ll answer honestly! Some folks might not like it, but facts are facts. Twice was just that dangerous. Those his death is still tragic.

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