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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133, “Hired Gun,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku continued his patrols. Recently, he’s had to prioritize protecting those whose Quirks make them appear different from most – because the vigilantes are not discriminating. that increases the urgency of his overall mission. How can Deku convince All for One to make an appearance? Or entice someone who knows where All for One is to attack? Because if they do, Deku will have support from the top heroes. Won’t he?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133: Endeavor is learning what it means to be a hero

Endeavor might be under tremendous strain. But he’s starting to think of others first. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Enji Todoroki/Endeavor has a lot on his mind. We saw the mob shouting insults at him. Some directly blamed him for their current situation. Others said he was jinxed. Though he kept up a stoic public face, you could tell the words ate at him.

It was even more apparent as he rode in the back seat. Tsunagu Hakamada/Best Jeanist drove and Keigo Takami/Hawks rode in the passenger seat. Hawks, concerned that the press might notice the three of them operating in the same area as Deku, suggested they might want to mix things up.

“Yeah,” Endeavor said (11:37). “Let’s stagger what we’re doing even more. We can’t make Deku bear even more of a burden than he is already.”

It seems that Endeavor is learning what it really means to be a hero.

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133: Deku's words gave hope to Ordinary Woman

She had had a hell of a night. Deku’s words made it a little better. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Administering Justice Ain’t Easy

My Hero Academia has always been good about portraying realistic motivations. In the previous episode, we saw that some citizens have banded together to protect themselves. They had lost faith in the heroes, so they had taken matters into their own hands.

That makes sense, doesn’t it? But even at the time, I wondered if MHA would show another side of this development. There’s a term for citizens who aren’t trained in law enforcement who take justice into their own hands. They’re called vigilantes.

Law enforcement officers receive extensive training in the use of force. Even then, they make mistakes. We see news stories about that all the time. That means those who don’t receive that training will make even more mistakes. Which is what happened at the beginning of this episode.

It was after nightfall. Ordinary Woman rushed to get home, because in the city ruins left in the wake of Tomura Shigaraki/All for One’s rampage, being out at any time of the day was dangerous. After dark? Even more so.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133: Vigilantes are a poor substituted for trained law enforcement

There’s a reason law enforcement officers have to go through extensive training. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

She came around the corner and ran into 3 baseline humans with weapons. And guess what? Those three humans, who obviously had received zero training, took one look at her non-human appearance, and they attacked her.

Even when she held up her hands and backed away, their attacks persisted.

“You’re just trying to trick us so you can attack us, aren’t you?” one of them asked, advancing (02:58).

Fear and a lack of training are terrible a combination. They ignored her scream pleading for them to stop. Their “leader” took aim and fired.

Delivery: Deku Remind the World what “Hero” Means

Only Deku’s arrival saved her.

His arrival isn’t my favorite moment. But it set up my favorite moment.

He talked the vigilantes down. He convinced them she was just trying to get home. They decided to leave, but not before one blamed her for doing “something so confusing” as to look different and rush after dark.

I’ve never been a fan of blaming the survivor.

Anyway, she explained that she had stayed in the city even after the evacuation because she thought things would settle down. Then things got worse, and she could not leave because she had nowhere to go. All while she spoke, Deku held the umbrella over her to keep her dry and give her a little dignity.

Tears in her eyes, Ordinary Woman asked (04:27), “Will it… ever go back to how they were before?” 

“I will make it go back,” Deku said. His voice sounded like steel.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133: Deku is determined to bring peace back to the citizens

Deku expressed his determination to fix things. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Astonished, she stopped crying.

Remember the scenes in previous seasons where the  UA students interned with various professional heroes? We didn’t see many moments like that, did we? Either because the population felt entitled for help in every little thing, or because the heroes got caught up in the glamor of their roles. But the sudden look of hope in Ordinary Woman’s eyes reminded me of what heroes are supposed to do, and why. It took Deku and his dedication to his ideals to make it happen.

What did you think of the two reluctant previous wielders of All for One? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to share in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 133: Favorites

    1. Plus, the developments flow logically. I think the writer has nailed the feeling of society collapsing. That makes it all the more effective.

        1. I wonder if there’s a zombie Quirk? thought without a zombie horde it would not be as much fun. Unless that’s part of the Quirk?

          But seriously, it does feel like the writer is at least aware of the trope!

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