CARNIVOROUS PLANTS


One of the strangest oddities of nature would be carnivorous plants, flora that have evolved to become predators. Some plants like the Venus fly trap develop jaws while others grow into living pitchers filled with liquid to trap and digest unsuspecting insects. For both my zoology book and dinosaur series, I will be featuring two highly evolved breeds of carnivorous plants. These plants will be taking their predatory tendencies to the extreme.

MHA: THE GOD OF DESTRUCTION

Warning! The following contains spoilers from My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

We learned in recent chapters that the students of Class 1A and Class 1B tried to sedate Gigantomachia before he could reach Tomura Shigaraki. Now, it looks like that plan failed with dire consequences. After escaping the clutches of the students, Gigantomachia switched into a new form before mopping the floor with the surrounding superheroes. Fortunately, the students were evacuated with minor injuries, but the superheroes were defeated and possibly killed by the giant supervillain. Just as I predicted, once Gigantomachia entered the fight, the battle at the mansion became a one-sided massacre.

With the superheroes and students dealt with, Gigantomachia continued his rampage across Japan as he made his way toward Shigaraki. By my count, over twenty cities are in the process of being demolished by both Gigantomachia and the remnants of the Paranormal Liberation Front. By the time Gigantomachia and the Paranormal Liberation Front reach Shigaraki, half of Japan will be in ruins.

One must consider the long term consequences of Gigantomachia’s rampage. Almost every superhero in Japan was involved in the battles against the Paranormal Liberation Front. As a result, many cities were defenseless. The superheroes gambled everything they had in this war and it looks like they are losing big time. Even if they defeat or capture Shigaraki, Gigantomachia can track his scent no matter where they take him, even Tartarus Prison. Worse, the public’s trust in the superhero community was already badly shaken after All Might’s retirement. With so many cities destroyed and lives lost, the public will likely never trust the superhero community again as it is now.

As for the surviving students, I believe their self-confidence in their capabilities as superheroes will be very badly shaken. They used all of their training and best efforts to bring Gigantomachia down and failed miserably. Now, a lot of superheroes are dead, leaving a growing power vacuum in the superhero society. The aftermath of this battle will likely motivate the students to fill the void left by the dead superheroes.

A SUPER-ORGANISM

There are some cases of organisms that become larger and more complex than others. When these factors are pushed to the extreme, they can produce super-organisms. Both in my zoology book and dinosaur series, I will be featuring my own super-organism. It will consist of various organisms fusing together to form a version of symbiosis where every creature it consists of benefits from the fusion. I have taken inspiration for this fusion from the Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, which consists of multiple jellyfish working together in a single body. This super-organism will be the largest in the series, bigger than any dinosaur, and it will have the potential to consume entire landscapes if given the chance.

MHA: ALONE AND INCOMPLETE

Warning! The following post contains spoilers from chapter 283 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

We finally get to see the side effects of Tomura Shigaraki’s incomplete surgery. Even with the impressive augmentations his surgery gave him, Shigaraki’s body cannot fully withstand the immense power the All For One quirk accumulated. Although he still can regenerate, Shigaraki’s healing process has slowed down. Despite his initial confusion, Shigaraki shrugged off this inconvenience and continued his assault on the superheroes.

The fact that Shigaraki cannot fully withstand his new power is similar to how Izuku Midoriya initially could not withstand the power of One For All after receiving it. One could argue that Shigaraki’s surgery was his equivalent to the hellish workout Izuku received from All Might before receiving One For All. This is a beautiful example of parallelism that further connects Izuku with Shigaraki. I suspect that even though he had his surgery, Shigaraki still has a long way to go before he is the ultimate supervillain and will have to learn to control All For One on his own. Considering the fact that Shigaraki is a fast learner, I can imagine he can overcome this limitation rather quickly.

If Shigaraki was able to cause this much damage at 75% completion, I can only imagine how much stronger he would be at 100%. That missing 25% was probably what would have allowed Shigaraki to master All For One through the surgery. Now, Shigaraki may need to acquire that missing 25% on his own with practice and willpower. I imagine that once Shigaraki truly masters All For One, he will be an even more overpowered monster than he is now. Only time will tell.