MY HERO ACADEMIA: HIMIKO TOGA’S REVENGE (SPOILERS)

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This post is full of spoilers from the most recent chapter of My Hero Academia. You have been warned. In the most recent chapter of the manga, the League of Villains suffered a significant casualty: TWICE! Twice was betrayed and murdered by the superhero known as Hawks. It was because of Hawks’s betrayal that the heroes are launching their massive surprise attacks on both Doctor Ujiko’s laboratory and the Paranormal Liberation Front’s mansion. Hawks targeted Twice not only because Twice was naive and trusting, but also because Twice’s duplication power gave him the potential to conquer the entire country by himself. Not only that, but Twice could have theoretically create legions of High-End Nomu, Gigantomachia, and all the other villains’ heavy hitters. Now, Twice is dead and his duplication power with him . . . or so we think.

I have a theory on the next chapter that involves what will happen in the aftermath of Twice’s death. The heroes may have deprived the villains of one of their strongest assets, but they made TWO serious mistakes. First, the heroes underestimate the sense of camaraderie the villains share, which will result in Twice becoming a martyr to the villains. Second, the heroes know that Himiko Toga is a shapeshifter, but they don’t know her power evolved to the point in which she could copy the powers of those she shapeshifts into.

Due to these factors, if Himiko drinks the blood of Twice’s body, she will not only shapeshifte into him, but she will be able to use his duplication power. That is a super-scary thought because Himiko will be dangerously unpredictable with Twice’s power. Twice would use his duplication power to make copies of his comrades as either decoys or reinforcements, but he would use his full power to constantly make copies of himself to overwhelm his enemies. I think Himiko will be far more creative with Twice’s power than Twice himself ever was. Himiko would not only assume Twice’s likeness and make copies of Twice, but she could create Himiko copies that would drink the blood from heroes in order to transform into them and use their powers against them. That kind of usage alone will be enough to turn the tide of the battle at the mansion in the villains’ favor. As one of the commanders of the Paranormal Liberation Front’s intelligence division, Himiko could also use Twice’s power to make copies of heroes and students to not only gather intelligence, but also sow discord among the hero ranks. These hero clones will likely infiltrate the hero ranks during the chaos of the mansion battle. In addition, I think Himiko is going to use Twice’s duplication power to avenge Twice’s death by helping Dabi overwhelm and kill Hawks, which would be perfect poetic justice.

Overall, Himiko Toga is going to be more dangerous, unpredictable, and creative with Twice’s duplication power than Twice himself ever was. Twice may be gone, but his legacy will live on through Himiko Toga. I hope this theory is right and I look forward to finding out this weekend.

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