My Hero Academia S5 Episode 24 Review
You know what song from the Disney film adaptation of Pinocchio, “No Strings on Me?” When Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, they did a remix of that song, but made it far darker in the process. It was meant to show that Ultron was a twisted reflection of Pinocchio, without conscience or morality. The same goes for Tomura Shigaraki being a dark reflection of Deku.
Why am I bring this song up? Because as I was watching this week’s episode of My Hero Academia, I could hear that song play in my head. There are no strings on Tomura Shigaraki.
Good Lord, Tomura Shigaraki is a Monster
No matter how evil Tomura Shigaraki may be, a part of me still can’t help but feel sorry for him. He was the product of his abusive dad’s hatred of heroes and the apathy that people developed when they started to rely too much on heroes. As a result of that, he was left as easy prey for the likes of All for One. Seeing him spread his venom into the poor, emotionally unstable Tenko was heartbreaking to watch. Even more so when you consider that he’s Nana Shimura’s grandson. Him corrupting her grandchild was the ultimate form of revenge for him.
In the present day, we see the end-result of Tomura recovering his repressed memories: no more strings to hold him back. As a result, his Quirk evolves to terrifying new levels! It was like he was a living agent of destruction! Worse still, Re-Destro realizes that he embodies Destro’s ideals of freely using one’s Quirk, and surrenders. Thanks to that, the League of Villains finds itself in control of the Meta Liberation Army.
Birth of the Paranormal Liberation Front
Following this, we see the end result to that fateful clash: Machia’s now fully serving Tomura, and the League of Villains controls the vast and powerful MLA. Only now, it’s called the Paranormal Liberation Front.
If you guys have read the manga, then you know where the story is headed. Season Six is going to be all about the war coming. And it’s not going to be pretty. Until then, though, we have one final episode meant to get everything in place for what comes next. If the heroes want to win, they have to GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!!!
I Give “Tomura Shigaraki: Origin” a 3.5/5
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