My Hero Academia S5 Episode 22 Review
You know who my favorite member of the League of Villains is? It’s not Shigaraki, and it’s not Toga, who is considered a top-tier waifu despite being crazy. It’s actually Twice. I don’t know why, but I love Twice. His backstory and all the problems that he faces are just so sad that you can’t help but want to hug the guy. He’s not evil; he’s just been forced into villainy due to the world being out to get him. And that’s what makes this episode one of my favorite of the season. This week, we got to see Twice unleash his full power.
Twice, the Man Who Couldn’t Get a Break
Some people in this world just can’t get a break, no matter how hard they try. Twice is one of those people. His parents died in middle school, he lost his job thanks to an accident that wasn’t his fault. He just hit rock bottom, and that led him to abuse his Quirk until he came close to losing it. It’s very hard to not feel bad for the poor guy considering all that he’s been through. The poor man can’t even tell if he’s real anymore!
Which is why, when the bad(er) guys end up causing him so much pain that he realizes that he’s real, I couldn’t help but smile. This is the moment when Twice overcomes his inner demons and proceeds to unlock the full breadth of his Quirk’s power. In this case, he’s able to create enough clones of himself that even Naruto would be impressed.
It can take a lot to make a person want to root for the villain; and yes, having them fight a greater evil is an easy way to do so. Still, seeing Twice demonstrate his genuinely selfless desire to protect his chosen family is a heartwarming moment.
Thanks to Twice’s newfound mental stability, the League of Villains manages to turn the tide on the Meta Liberation Army, and Shigaraki and the others manage to make it all the way to their leader, Re-Destro. However, Re-Destro’s Quirk is extremely formidable, even for the League. And, to make matters worse, Gigantomachia wakes up early and starts heading towards the battlefield. Meaning that in less than an hour, the whole city will be leveled.
But that’s not what everyone’s focused on right now. Everyone is currently focusing on the next episode where anime-viewers will get to see the full scope of Tomura Shigaraki’s sad origins. The climax to the fifth season is about to begin. GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!
I Give “Sad Man’s Parade” a 4.7/5
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