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My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135 – Quick Summary

In My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135, “Friend,” Izuku Midoriya/Deku, Keigo Takami/Hawks, Enji Todoroki/Endeavor, and several other professional heroes visited the mansion in Haibori Woods. Kaina Tsutsumi/Lady Nagant managed to tell Deku about it before she lost consciousness. All for One had anticipated that, however, and had left a holographic message for them. A message that exploded when it was done! What did they learn from it? How much closer to the edge of endurance did it push Deku? And how many more hired guns has All for One sent after our hero?

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

Favorite Quote from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135: Deku's appearance frightens the people he rescues

Well, I supposed Deku is looking a bit ragged. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Man, Deku is looking ragged! Feeling ragged, too, apparently. While I admire his dedication to saving people, I have to wonder if he has ever flown in a commercial airliner. Because even there, they talk about securing your own oxygen mask before helping others.

It’s really, really hard to help people if you’re dead. And I think Deku’s friends are going to remind him in the next episode, if the previews are any indication!

So, just had bad does Deku look now? There’s a scene where he saved two people from a group of villains, He turned to the man and woman if they were okay. The woman at first asked if he worked with All for One, since Deku had manifested multiple Quirks. Of course, Deku said no and asked again if they were okay.

As they sprinted away as far as they could, the woman said over there shoulder (11:43), “We’re fine! Really, we’re fine!”

At least she tried to sound reassuring as they ran away.

Favorite Moment from My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135: Katsuki knew Deku very, very well

Deku is lucky to have a friend as clear-minded – if violent – as Katsuki! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: The Wildcard Named Stain

Did you see that quick shot of Chizome Akaguro/Stain? Seems he heard Deku basically saying goodbye to Toshinori Yagi/All Might. I wonder if we’ll learn what he thinks of all of this? Some of the concerns he voiced were legitimate, especially about some heroes being heroes just for the fortune and fame.

Is it possible he would side with Deku? If I remember correctly, Stain only respected two heroes: All Might and Midoriya. That’s a drama-laden opportunity if I ever saw one! I’m curious to find out what Kōhei Horikoshi, the writer, is going to do about it!

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135: Stain saw Deku leave All Might behind

Now, that’s an interesting development! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

My favorite moment is yet another example of how this show builds on incidents in its past. Do you remember way back in season 1 episode 2? When Desutegoro/Death Arms tried to save Katsuki Bakugou/Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight? The Sludge Villain had almost consumed Katsuki. Midoriya ran forward, Quirkless, simply out of a selfless desire to save his friend (15:10).

His move was so stupid, so without thought, that some of the pro heroes thought Midoriya might well be suicidal. Talk about a great callback. Death Arms quit in this episode, overwhelmed by the combined weight of exhaustion and despair. It seems he had forgotten Deku’s example back then.

Delivery: Katsuki, The Clear-Minded and Violent True Friend

But Katsuki didn’t forget. He learned from Endeavor that Deku and All Might were working alone. In one of the most moving bits of dialogue I’ve heard in this show, he unloaded on Endeavor.

“But you don’t know anything about Deku. Deku… He’s crazy…,” Katsuki said (17:30). “He doesn’t consider himself. He just says, ‘It’s fine.’ All Might became the Symbol of Peace like that, too, so he can’t stop Deku when he’s like this. Endeavor! Those two shouldn’t be left alone together!”

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135: Endeavor could not see what had been obvious to Katsuki

Endeavor might be making amends, but he still doesn’t think like a hero. He can’t see what’s obvious to Katsuki and Deku’s other friends. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

That’s the kind of conclusion only Katsuki could come and say to the number 1 hero. Shouto Todoroki might have suspected it. So might have Ochako Uraraka/Uravity. But it took Katsuki to put it out there. There’s something powerful about knowing someone as well as Katsuki knows Deku.

Not only that, but I think Katsuki relishes this opportunity. He hated that Midoriya had tried to save him from the Sludge Villain. It rankled; I think it’s eaten at him since it happened. Now, he gets the chance to return the favor – and apparently, with some violence. Doesn’t that sound like something that would appeal to Katsuki?

What did you think of the meeting in the principal’s office? What were your favorite moments in this week’s episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 135: Favorites

  1. Deku’s ragged outfit is starting to scare me. It looks like he’s growing horns and he definitely doesn’t look human anymore. It is no wonder people were frightened of him. I’m concerned they are hinting at something here.

    All for One may not be planning to defeat him but rather to corrupt him. Reminds me of Emperor Palpatine gunning for Luke. Once Deku is turned to the dark side it would be easy to enter him. Just like Shigaraki. Remember what Nietzsche said about fighting monsters and gazing into the abyss.

    But Deku’s friends are here to save him.

    1. I’m worried about All for One trying to corrupt Deku, too. AFO has shown himself to be a terrifyingly good student of human nature. I’m pretty sure he knows the path that Deku’s on.

      Nietzsche and Gandalf both warning against that sort of thing! I prefer Gandalf’s warning (something along the lines of “Don’t study too closely the arts of the enemy…”). Nietzsche and I just didn’t get along.

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