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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134, “The Lovely Lady Nagant,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku had a problem. He had not mastered the Quirks from all the previous One for All holders. But Kaina Tsutsumi/Lady Nagant used to be a pro hero. A good one. As it was, Deku could barely keep ahead of her. Can he master another Quirk while under fire? If he can’t, what are his options? And what happened to Toshinori Yagi/All_Might after villains attacked him?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134: Apparently, Endeavor's power suffers in the rain

As Clint Eastwood once said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” And Endeavor knows his! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

The quote I’ve chosen this week is a little bit humorous. There really wasn’t time for anything more humorous. It was a busy, action-filled episode!

Deku had just convinced Lady Nagant to stand down. He convinced her that she still had the heart of a hero, despite whatever agreement she had made with All for One. But unfortunately for Deku and especially Lady Nagant, All for One had installed a failsafe. Basically, she exploded.

Deku couldn’t reach her before she crashed into the pavement. But Keigo Takami/Hawks could, because Enji Todoroki/Endeavor had thrown him. Deku looked at Endeavor with no small amount of relief.

“Sorry we’re late,” Endeavor said, flying up beside Deku (17:40). “I’m not good with rain.”

It just struck me as funny that the number one hero (when there were such rankings) was troubled by a rain shower.

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134: Deku has had enough

What happens when circumstance pushes a good man too far? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Lady Nagant’s Unfortunately Realistic Story

Going into this episode, I was afraid that Deku would just talk Lady Nagant into returning to her hero roots. I was afraid it’s be too easy. But you know what? I should have known better. The writing has been fantastically subtle and effective this season.

We learned Lady Nagant’s backstory. Namely, that she had been a successful professional hero. But the public safety commission had used her like they used Hawks. They sent her on the dirty missions. Some of those involved killing individuals prior to them committing any crimes. Which is to say, she was ordered to murder those individuals.

She got so stressed out that she began to have daymares. When she confronted her public safety commission contact, he showed his true colors. He tried to shoot her. Which was undoubtedly the dumbest decision he had ever made. It was also his last.

The system imprisoned Lady Nagant not because she had murdered any of her fellow heroes. They imprisoned her because she tried to stop murdering.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134: Lady Nagant listened to her conscience -- and got imprisoned

I have no idea why he thought he could out-gun Lady Nagant. But Darwinism took its course. And check out the dead look in her eyes! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Deku proved more of a challenge than she had expected. In an attempt to give herself some breathing room, she targeted Kai Chisaki/Overhaul. She figured that if she shot at him, Deku would blame himself for allowing a non-combatant to be wounded.

Her reasoning was sound. She just didn’t know about all of the Quirks Deku had at his disposal. He managed to save Overhaul. In the process, he learned something very important. He learned she had aimed wide on purpose.

Deku eventually defeated her. As she fell, no longer able to keep herself aloft, he caught her. He gave her a prototypical Deku Hero Speech(tm), which i just loved. It was my favorite moment – until my favorite moment happened.

Delivery: Deku Has Had Enough

Deku said (15:55), “The trajectory of the bullet shot at Chisaki was off. If you’re really on All For One’s side, then your first show would’ve hit my lower back and ended things. Since you know what darkness there is, you also know what needs to be brought into the light from now on. Please fight with us. You still have the heart of a hero.”

He didn’t have to talk her into embracing her hero side. She had never stopped embracing it. She had gotten a little lost, and through her fight with Deku, she now had a better understanding. Everything looked upbeat and happy, didn’t it? Deku’s fighting and words had gotten through to Lady Nagant. I could just see his hopes soar. If he could get her on his side, then maybe things would start to get better.

That’s when she exploded.

Not exactly detonated, but light welled from within, and there was a blast. It almost killed her. It still might. 

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134: Deku held himself together until the very end

I thought Deku might be so angry about what Overhaul did to Eri that he might lose his cool. But he kept himself together, up to that point. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

But for Deku, the incident was the last straw. Every time he tried to move forward, All for One blocked him. And now, seeing Lady Nagant lying near death on the pavement, remembering the feeling of her hand slipping from his, something in Deku snapped.

In a voice raw with hatred and fury, Deku said (21:46), “All for One…” 

I’d like to say something flippant like “playtime’s over.” While I honestly think it is, I also acknowledge that the show’s writing won’t give us some easily consumable, feel-good ending. Whatever’s coming, it’s going to be emotionally powerful. And to be honest? I have no idea who’s going to survive it. But moments like this make me ready to experience whatever happens!

What did you think of “Faux 100%?” I’d love to hear about your favorite moments in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 134: Favorites

  1. As we sink even deeper into the murky grey that was being presented as black and white to even most of the heroes. This is getting so real! I have no doubt that many governments proclaim their defense of “justice” while engaging in “black” ops and “wet” work. Some more so than others.

    I think that once AFO is dealt with, there’s going to be major reckoning with public safety. The villains performed a service, just in a narcissistic, horrific, and unnecessarily violent way.

    I suppose every terrorist feels justified, though they are still nothing but puppets..

    1. I really hope we get to see that reckoning. I think I’m going to put my faith in the writer, Kōhei Horikoshi — he seems to have this well in hand!

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