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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132 – Quick Summary

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132, “Full Power!!,” the heroes have been reduced to sending third year students into the field. And once on patrol, they not only can’t convince some citizen hold outs to evacuate the ruined city. They can’t defend themselves from villains like Goto Imasuji/Muscular, who happened to show up. Yo Shindo/Grand found that out the hard way. Is there any way for him to survive? Or will the villains claim yet another hero’s life?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132: Best Jeanist can't help but be stylish

Hawks seems to recognize style; Best Jeanist embodies it! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

If an episode has no bright, humorous spots, the powerful emotional beats might come across as muted. So that’s why I wanted to pick this rare moment of levity in an otherwise dark episode as my favorite quote.

Keigo Takami/Hawks and Enji Todoroki/Endeavor met with Tsunagu Hakamada/Best Jeanist to plan their next moves. Best Jeanist got a phone call. Of course, he can’t just answer the phone. Dude’s like a supermodel or something. He held the phone just so; he even posed as he spoke.

Hawks noticed this and said for the benefit of Endeavor (20:34), “He holds his cell phone so cool.”

It was a brief moment of levity, but it added variety so that the last dramatic punches landed with greater effect. It’s gotten to the point during the last few episodes that I know if I see humor, I need to brace myself!

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132: Midoriya never intended to go it alone

Midoriya intended to go after All for One. There was no way he could do that on his own. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Lone Wolves Often End Up in Lone Graves

This season keeps delivering moments, especially character moments, that are among some of the most satisfying I’ve watched. It’s taking full advantage of its previous five seasons to build depth and complexity. It’s hard to replicate that sense of immersion if you only have one season to work with.

One of the aspects about the show that I think elevates it is how it isn’t content to simply play out a given trope. It does the Plus Ultra thing and goes beyond. I offer as proof my favorite moment.

I thought it was cool when Izuku Midoriya/Deku, after defeating Muscular, returned to meet with Toshinori Yagi/All Might. It was almost like All Might was Deku’s handler or something. I knew that there wasn’t anything All Might could do to help if Deku got into trouble during a fight. But for advice? Moral support? Deku was in good hands. 

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132: All Might supported Deku in the field

All Might continued to support Deku in the field. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I even thought it was cool when Hawks called to check on Deku. But even then, there was something in the back of my mind that bothered me. It revolved around Deku’s letter to his friends in UA. Of course, he would not want to put them in harm’s way. Of course, he would try to go off on his own. But I could not disagree with Ochako Uraraka/Uravity. After reading Deku’s letter, she called him an idiot.

If he thought he could take on All for One alone, Deku was an idiot.

Delivery: MHA Went Plus Ultra on that Trope

Because, frankly, what chance would he have, alone, against All for One? But I need not have worried. Hawks wasn’t just calling All Might to randomly check in on Deku. There was something else going on. The show messed with me; it knew I would expect Deku to do the lone wolf thing. It just teased that direction, though. It had something better in mind.

Deku had just finished talking to Sorahiko Torino/Gran Torino, who was still recovering in the hospital. And might I just say that it was heart-breaking to hear his reaction to Deku giving him Nana Shimura’s message from the previous episode? “Even though she died, she was still crying, huh?” he said (20:46). Damn. That hit hard.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132: Gran Torino has seen a lot

Gran Torino has seen a lot. It’s amazing he’s still as upbeat as he is. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Deku left the hospital. Waiting for him were All Might, Endeavor, Best Jeanist, and Hawks (21:36). Deku hadn’t intended to take on All for One by himself. He proved he was still as smart and analytic as he’d always been. He had teamed up with the top heroes. Those still on their feet, anyway. And they had a plan.

The series played on the lone hero trope. And elevated it with intelligence. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the product of thoughtful writing. It’s the kind of thing I search for daily. Seeing that trait so consistently this season prompted me to reevaluate previous seasons, and you know what? I’ve liked this series from day one, and I like it even more today. Episodes and moments like this just reinforce that impression. I’m really looking forward to seeing where the show goes next.

What did you think of the scene where All Might finally told Inko Midoriya the truth about her son? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 132: Favorites

  1. I admire the way all the threads are coming together. I feel like I keep repeating this, but this combination of scope and depth is only possible in a long-running show, and then only if the writer pulls it all together.

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