My Hero Academia (Episode 77) – Bright Future

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Having defeated Overhaul, Midoriya struggles as Eri loses control of her powers. Luckily, Eraser Head is able to turn her quirk off. The villains are transported to the hospital, but the League of Villains are waiting for them.

What happened?

With the battle won and Eri safe, the heroes go about rounding up the last of the Yakuza and tending to the injured. Midoriya is told to go to the hospital too, but not before Ryuko Tatsuma thanks him for his efforts. At the hospital, Eraser Head locates Midoriya and updates him on the situation. Having given Midoriya all the good news, they arrive in another room. All Might is there waiting. The true horror of the situation becomes clear as Nighteye is facing his last few moments of life.

Restrained and incapacitated, Overhaul was on his way to the villain hospital when the League of Villains appeared. After a brief battle with the hero on duty, they overturn the police transport and remove Overhaul. They’re not here to save him though. Shiguraki takes the remaining quirk cancelling bullets as he mocks Overhaul. Compress takes the chance to remove one of Overhaul’s arms to repay him for what he did. Then, Shiguraki touches Overhaul’s other arm, but before his entire body can decay, he cuts it off, leaving Overhaul quirkless as they walk away.

My Hero Academia 4 Episode 77 Shigaraki Compress and Dabi

What was your favourite element?

For a while now, I’ve not been too impressed with Shiguraki. He’s had his moments, but they have been few and far between. This episode completely made up for that with what must be his most outstanding performance. Shiguraki went full psycho on Overhaul, however, he did it with crystal clear intentions and complete control. His plan went perfectly and it was terrifying. This was a battle between two evil masterminds, so there’s no feeling sorry for the losers. That said, it was fairly insane and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t feel a little sorry for Overhaul. Just a little bit. I am far more impressed with the Shiguraki that emerged and can’t wait to see what he does next.

My Hero Academia 4 Episode 77 Shigaraki

What have you learnt?

I’ve talked about how introducing a new threat and a second set of villains was a great idea. Not only did it shake up things and helped to keep it interesting, but it introduced a new layer of conflict. The conflict between the two villain groups was a real highlight for me and it also allowed one group to grow stronger. In this instance, it was Shigaraki and the League of Villains. I feel like they grew more from having to go against Overhaul than they ever did going against the heroes. So, look for new ways to make your characters grow and develop. It doesn’t always have to be good versus bad. Bad versus bad can be just as enjoyable.

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2 Comments

  1. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Shigaraki nor Overhaul, but I agree that scene was utterly terrifying! To me Shigaraki is definitely evil but like you said he knows exactly what he’s doing. My favorite villain is Toga and I’m glad we did get to see her a lot so far!
    The UA students also have grown a lot from this fight and there were a lot of stakes and even a depressing sacrifice( i wont say since its a spoiler for others!) but yeah, great job on the review!

    • Thanks. And yeah, Toga is awesome and I loved her interactions with Twice. Up until this point I feel like Shigaraki has been pretty ineffective, but in one episode he’s shown just how much of a villain he can be.

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